The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 16 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 466 452 558
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.42% 14.29% 15.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.70% 51.42% 66.04%
Number of salaries quoted 346 260 406
Average salary £37,500 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
977 879 845
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 23.95% 27.78% 23.90%
Number of salaries quoted 632 472 616
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Windows
UK

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Windows
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Scotland region.

Windows Salary Trend in Scotland

Windows
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Scotland

Windows
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -1 160 £37,500 +13.63% 15
Glasgow -5 147 £35,500 +1.42% 10
Aberdeen -6 49 £39,000 +17.29% 8
Dundee +13 18 £38,000 +15.15% 2
West Lothian +4 11 £37,500 +7.14%
Fife +4 9 £38,250 +17.69% 1
Moray - 9 - -
North Lanarkshire +3 7 £37,500 +37.61%
Highlands -1 6 £30,000 +20.00%
Stirling -4 6 £50,000 +14.28%
Dumfries and Galloway - 5 £30,000 -
Scottish Borders - 5 £30,000 -
Aberdeenshire -2 3 £32,500 - 1
Inverclyde - 3 £30,000 -
South Lanarkshire 0 2 £33,250 +17.69%
Renfrewshire -2 2 £44,500 +25.35%
West Dunbartonshire +3 1 £53,000 +24.35%
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 335 (35.60%) Microsoft
2 263 (27.95%) SQL Server
3 258 (27.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 239 (25.40%) Active Directory
5 211 (22.42%) Linux
6 209 (22.21%) SQL
7 201 (21.36%) VMware
8 199 (21.15%) .NET
9 196 (20.83%) C#
10 190 (20.19%) MS Excel
11 183 (19.45%) Finance
12 175 (18.60%) Windows 7
13 171 (18.17%) Windows Server 2003
14 156 (16.58%) ITIL
15 149 (15.83%) Citrix
16 143 (15.20%) VMware Infrastructure
17 141 (14.98%) UNIX
18 129 (13.71%) Java
19 122 (12.96%) MS Exchange
20 112 (11.90%) Degree
21 111 (11.80%) Oracle
22 108 (11.48%) Windows XP
23 106 (11.26%) MS Office
24 103 (10.95%) JavaScript
25 101 (10.73%) ASP.NET
25 101 (10.73%) Windows Server 2012
26 98 (10.41%) Cisco
27 95 (10.10%) Microsoft Certification
28 94 (9.99%) HTML
29 84 (8.93%) C++

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 122 (12.96%) MS Exchange
2 78 (8.29%) IIS
3 70 (7.44%) SharePoint
4 68 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 35 (3.72%) Lync
6 34 (3.61%) WebSphere
7 31 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 27 (2.87%) NetWeaver
9 25 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2003
10 23 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
11 22 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 21 (2.23%) WebLogic
13 19 (2.02%) Apache
13 19 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
14 16 (1.70%) IBM Notes
15 15 (1.59%) SAP Portal
16 14 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
17 13 (1.38%) Lotus Domino
18 11 (1.17%) TIBCO EMS
19 10 (1.06%) CMS
Applications
1 190 (20.19%) MS Excel
2 106 (11.26%) MS Office
3 5 (0.53%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.21%) MS Project
5 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.21%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.43%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.43%) MFGPRO
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.11%) AWD
4 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.11%) OpenWorks
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.91%) SaaS
2 13 (1.38%) Office 365
3 3 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 80 (8.50%) Firewall
2 71 (7.55%) SAN
3 65 (6.91%) TCP/IP
4 63 (6.70%) DNS
5 55 (5.84%) VPN
6 43 (4.57%) WAN
7 40 (4.25%) LAN
8 34 (3.61%) DHCP
9 28 (2.98%) Wireless
10 27 (2.87%) VoIP
11 23 (2.44%) Ethernet
11 23 (2.44%) SSL
12 20 (2.13%) HTTP
13 19 (2.02%) BGP
14 18 (1.91%) OSPF
15 15 (1.59%) NAS
15 15 (1.59%) Intranet
15 15 (1.59%) SMTP
16 14 (1.49%) Internet
17 12 (1.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (27.95%) SQL Server
2 54 (5.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 50 (5.31%) Relational Database
4 29 (3.08%) MySQL
5 27 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
6 23 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (2.34%) RDBMS
8 20 (2.13%) Oracle Database
9 18 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 18 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
10 17 (1.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 17 (1.81%) SAP BW
10 17 (1.81%) Crystal Reports
11 13 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (0.64%) MS Access
13 6 (0.64%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.64%) Hadoop
13 6 (0.64%) DTS
14 5 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 84 (8.93%) Visual Studio
2 55 (5.84%) Subversion
3 24 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (2.44%) NWDI
5 21 (2.23%) Selenium
6 18 (1.91%) JIRA
6 18 (1.91%) Git (software)
6 18 (1.91%) Jenkins
7 16 (1.70%) Hudson
7 16 (1.70%) MSI
8 15 (1.59%) FishEye
9 13 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 11 (1.17%) ClearCase
10 11 (1.17%) WebDriver
11 10 (1.06%) MSTest
12 9 (0.96%) NUnit
13 8 (0.85%) InstallShield
14 7 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
15 6 (0.64%) Ant
15 6 (0.64%) JUnit
General
1 183 (19.45%) Finance
2 60 (6.38%) Banking
3 43 (4.57%) Telecoms
4 38 (4.04%) Law
5 36 (3.83%) Retail
6 28 (2.98%) Legal
7 26 (2.76%) Advertising
8 25 (2.66%) Electronics
9 20 (2.13%) Back Office
10 19 (2.02%) Investment Banking
11 13 (1.38%) Manufacturing
12 12 (1.28%) Publishing
13 11 (1.17%) Marketing
14 8 (0.85%) Automotive
15 6 (0.64%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.53%) French Language
16 5 (0.53%) German Language
17 3 (0.32%) Dutch Language
17 3 (0.32%) Front Office
17 3 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 158 (16.79%) Analyst
2 140 (14.88%) Developer
3 72 (7.65%) Support Analyst
4 70 (7.44%) Software Engineer
5 64 (6.80%) Consultant
6 56 (5.95%) Support Engineer
7 54 (5.74%) Administrator
8 50 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 49 (5.21%) Senior Developer
10 42 (4.46%) Applications Support
11 39 (4.14%) IT Support
12 35 (3.72%) Desktop Support
13 32 (3.40%) .NET Developer
14 28 (2.98%) Systems Administrator
15 27 (2.87%) Software Developer
16 26 (2.76%) Web Developer
17 25 (2.66%) Team Leader
18 24 (2.55%) Desktop Engineer
19 22 (2.34%) Test Analyst
19 22 (2.34%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (21.15%) .NET
2 101 (10.73%) ASP.NET
3 94 (9.99%) HTML
4 80 (8.50%) XML
5 74 (7.86%) CSS
6 60 (6.38%) WCF
7 53 (5.63%) .NET Framework
8 49 (5.21%) WPF
9 47 (4.99%) WinForms
10 43 (4.57%) Web Services
11 39 (4.14%) ASP.NET MVC
12 36 (3.83%) jQuery
13 32 (3.40%) HTML5
14 30 (3.19%) LINQ
15 28 (2.98%) NHibernate
16 27 (2.87%) MFC
16 27 (2.87%) SAP Basis
17 26 (2.76%) Middleware
17 26 (2.76%) CSS3
18 23 (2.44%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 63 (6.70%) Computer Science
2 52 (5.53%) Clustering
3 44 (4.68%) Blackberry
4 31 (3.29%) Management Information System
5 23 (2.44%) Client/Server
6 22 (2.34%) Mathematics
7 19 (2.02%) Visualisation
8 18 (1.91%) Mainframe
8 18 (1.91%) Replication
9 17 (1.81%) CUDA
10 16 (1.70%) N-Tier
11 12 (1.28%) iPad
12 11 (1.17%) Mobile App
12 11 (1.17%) CLARiiON
13 10 (1.06%) iPhone
13 10 (1.06%) iSeries
14 9 (0.96%) Fat Client
14 9 (0.96%) Thin Client
15 7 (0.74%) Statistics
15 7 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 258 (27.42%) Windows Server 2008
2 211 (22.42%) Linux
3 175 (18.60%) Windows 7
4 171 (18.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 141 (14.98%) UNIX
6 108 (11.48%) Windows XP
7 101 (10.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 43 (4.57%) AIX
9 35 (3.72%) Windows Vista
10 31 (3.29%) Android
11 26 (2.76%) Solaris
12 25 (2.66%) Apple iOS
13 21 (2.23%) Windows 8
14 18 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 16 (1.70%) Windows 2000
16 15 (1.59%) Mac OS X
16 15 (1.59%) CentOS
17 10 (1.06%) zOS
17 10 (1.06%) NetWare
18 6 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (16.58%) ITIL
2 73 (7.76%) Software Engineering
3 62 (6.59%) MVC
4 55 (5.84%) Unit Testing
5 54 (5.74%) OO
6 50 (5.31%) Workflow
7 49 (5.21%) Service Management
8 47 (4.99%) Service Delivery
9 46 (4.89%) Incident Management
10 44 (4.68%) Scrum
10 44 (4.68%) Continuous Integration
11 38 (4.04%) Migration
12 37 (3.93%) Project Management
13 35 (3.72%) Disaster Recovery
14 33 (3.51%) TDD
15 32 (3.40%) CRM
15 32 (3.40%) OOP
16 31 (3.29%) SOA
17 30 (3.19%) ERP
18 29 (3.08%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 209 (22.21%) SQL
2 196 (20.83%) C#
3 129 (13.71%) Java
4 103 (10.95%) JavaScript
5 84 (8.93%) C++
6 63 (6.70%) C
6 63 (6.70%) PowerShell
7 41 (4.36%) Perl
8 38 (4.04%) Shell Script
9 36 (3.83%) Python
10 33 (3.51%) VBScript
11 29 (3.08%) VB
12 27 (2.87%) T-SQL
13 26 (2.76%) ABAP
13 26 (2.76%) VC++
14 14 (1.49%) PHP
15 11 (1.17%) VB6
16 10 (1.06%) VB.NET
17 9 (0.96%) Ruby
18 8 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 112 (11.90%) Degree
2 95 (10.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 68 (7.23%) MCSE
4 41 (4.36%) MCITP
5 40 (4.25%) Security Cleared
6 32 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (2.98%) CCNA
8 19 (2.02%) MCP
9 15 (1.59%) MCSA
9 15 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (1.28%) SC Cleared
11 11 (1.17%) ISEB
12 9 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 8 (0.85%) HND
13 8 (0.85%) MCDST
14 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Certified Architect
15 6 (0.64%) DV Cleared
15 6 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (0.64%) CISSP
15 6 (0.64%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (8.93%) SLA
2 58 (6.16%) QA
3 6 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.43%) HL7
4 4 (0.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 239 (25.40%) Active Directory
2 143 (15.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (6.80%) Hyper-V
4 53 (5.63%) vSphere
5 48 (5.10%) XenApp
6 29 (3.08%) XenDesktop
7 20 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (0.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 9 (0.96%) XenServer
10 8 (0.85%) Terminal Services
10 8 (0.85%) VMware ESX
11 6 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (0.53%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 3 (0.32%) Samba
13 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.21%) Novell eDirectory
14 2 (0.21%) Nmap
14 2 (0.21%) BlackBerry Internet Service
Systems Management
1 77 (8.18%) SCCM
2 49 (5.21%) SCOM
3 12 (1.28%) WSUS
4 11 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (0.96%) Backup Exec
6 8 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 7 (0.74%) XenMobile
8 6 (0.64%) Puppet
8 6 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.64%) MOM
8 6 (0.64%) HP SIM
9 4 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.32%) DameWare
10 3 (0.32%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.21%) Nessus
12 1 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.11%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.11%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 335 (35.60%) Microsoft
2 201 (21.36%) VMware
3 149 (15.83%) Citrix
4 111 (11.80%) Oracle
5 98 (10.41%) Cisco
6 39 (4.14%) IBM
7 38 (4.04%) HP
7 38 (4.04%) Dell
8 35 (3.72%) Red Hat
9 32 (3.40%) Symantec
10 30 (3.19%) Lotus
11 27 (2.87%) SAP
12 24 (2.55%) Fujitsu
13 23 (2.44%) EMC
14 19 (2.02%) JBoss
15 18 (1.91%) Sybase
16 17 (1.81%) NetApp
17 14 (1.49%) AppSense
18 13 (1.38%) Atlassian
19 12 (1.28%) McAfee
Scotland
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Posted: 14 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: 19 hours ago
Scotland
Square One Resources
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £26000 - £50000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Search Consultancy
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Technical Talent
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits
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Search Consultancy
Salary: £32000.00 - £44000.00 per annum + benefits
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Dundee, Angus
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Salary: £20k - 25k per year
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Aberdeenshire
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Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
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Lorien Resourcing
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Net Talent
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Head Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
SJB Corporate Ltd
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Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
SJB Corporate Ltd
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