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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 13 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Permanent jobs citing Windows 446 379 593
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 12.09% 11.63% 18.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.61% 43.76% 68.87%
Number of salaries quoted 307 256 361
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,250 £23,550
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
899 866 861
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.38% 26.58% 27.17%
Number of salaries quoted 554 579 540
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £29,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,895 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
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 29 July 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 29 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh 0 174 £36,000 +2.85% 18
Glasgow +4 163 £40,000 +5.26% 21
Aberdeen -6 24 £37,000 -7.50% 2
Fife +10 16 £31,500 -7.35% 1
Dundee +2 14 £37,000 -9.74% 2
North Lanarkshire +6 13 £34,250 +14.16% 2
Stirling -6 10 £31,750 - 2
West Lothian +9 4 £40,000 +35.59% 5
Argyll and Bute - 3 £40,250 - 1
South Lanarkshire -1 2 £35,000 - 1
Aberdeenshire -2 2 £20,500 -41.42% 3
Highlands -3 2 - - 4
Inverclyde - 2 £34,000 -
Moray - 2 - -
Midlothian - 2 £26,250 - 2
Renfrewshire +1 1 £37,500 -
Lothian - 1 £21,500 -
South Ayrshire - 1 £25,000 -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 315 (35.23%) Microsoft
2 247 (27.63%) Active Directory
3 218 (24.38%) MS Excel
4 202 (22.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 198 (22.15%) SQL Server
6 197 (22.04%) SQL
7 196 (21.92%) Linux
8 188 (21.03%) VMware
9 184 (20.58%) C#
10 175 (19.57%) .NET
11 174 (19.46%) Finance
12 162 (18.12%) ITIL
13 141 (15.77%) Windows 7
14 136 (15.21%) UNIX
15 134 (14.99%) Windows Server 2003
15 134 (14.99%) Citrix
16 131 (14.65%) VMware Infrastructure
17 129 (14.43%) Microsoft Certification
18 119 (13.31%) MS Exchange
19 113 (12.64%) MS Office
20 111 (12.42%) Oracle
20 111 (12.42%) Degree
21 100 (11.19%) JavaScript
22 93 (10.40%) Cisco
23 90 (10.07%) Java
23 90 (10.07%) MCSE
24 89 (9.96%) Windows Server 2012
25 88 (9.84%) HTML
26 87 (9.73%) ASP.NET
27 84 (9.40%) Firewall

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 119 (13.31%) MS Exchange
2 69 (7.72%) IIS
3 53 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 45 (5.03%) SharePoint
5 42 (4.70%) IBM Notes
6 39 (4.36%) Lync
7 35 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2007
8 34 (3.80%) WorkSite
9 26 (2.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 25 (2.80%) Apache
11 15 (1.68%) WebSphere
12 14 (1.57%) Lotus Domino
13 13 (1.45%) Tomcat
14 12 (1.34%) NetWeaver
15 10 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (1.12%) CMS
15 10 (1.12%) WebLogic
15 10 (1.12%) SAP Portal
16 9 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
17 8 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 218 (24.38%) MS Excel
2 113 (12.64%) MS Office
3 36 (4.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.45%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.67%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.34%) MFGPRO
4 3 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.22%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.11%) OpenWorks
6 1 (0.11%) Maximo
6 1 (0.11%) Agresso
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.11%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.90%) Office 365
2 8 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.78%) SaaS
4 2 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.11%) Taleo
5 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 84 (9.40%) Firewall
2 81 (9.06%) DNS
3 70 (7.83%) SAN
4 66 (7.38%) TCP/IP
5 60 (6.71%) VPN
6 46 (5.15%) LAN
6 46 (5.15%) DHCP
7 44 (4.92%) WAN
8 39 (4.36%) Internet
9 35 (3.91%) VoIP
10 30 (3.36%) Wireless
11 22 (2.46%) Ethernet
12 20 (2.24%) BGP
13 18 (2.01%) SSL
13 18 (2.01%) HTTP
14 16 (1.79%) NAS
15 15 (1.68%) iSCSI
15 15 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (1.68%) FTP
15 15 (1.68%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (22.15%) SQL Server
2 46 (5.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (3.69%) Relational Database
4 27 (3.02%) MySQL
5 25 (2.80%) SQL Server 2005
6 21 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 17 (1.90%) Oracle Database
8 16 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
9 14 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (1.34%) RDBMS
10 12 (1.34%) SAP BW
11 11 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 8 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
14 5 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
15 4 (0.45%) Hadoop
15 4 (0.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 72 (8.05%) Visual Studio
2 37 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (3.24%) Subversion
4 15 (1.68%) Selenium
5 12 (1.34%) Git (software)
5 12 (1.34%) WebDriver
6 10 (1.12%) Jenkins
6 10 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
7 9 (1.01%) NWDI
7 9 (1.01%) JIRA
8 7 (0.78%) WinDbg
8 7 (0.78%) SpecFlow
9 6 (0.67%) FishEye
9 6 (0.67%) Hudson
10 5 (0.56%) MSBuild
10 5 (0.56%) ReSharper
10 5 (0.56%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 5 (0.56%) Maven
10 5 (0.56%) NUnit
10 5 (0.56%) InstallShield
General
1 174 (19.46%) Finance
2 68 (7.61%) Banking
3 36 (4.03%) Legal
4 31 (3.47%) Law
5 30 (3.36%) Electronics
6 21 (2.35%) Telecoms
7 19 (2.13%) Marketing
8 16 (1.79%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.68%) Retail
10 12 (1.34%) Investment Banking
11 10 (1.12%) Advertising
12 9 (1.01%) Front Office
12 9 (1.01%) International Banking
13 8 (0.89%) Games
14 7 (0.78%) Back Office
15 6 (0.67%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.67%) Automotive
16 5 (0.56%) French Language
17 4 (0.45%) German Language
17 4 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 186 (20.81%) Analyst
2 138 (15.44%) Developer
3 93 (10.40%) Support Analyst
4 71 (7.94%) Software Engineer
5 66 (7.38%) Consultant
6 60 (6.71%) Support Engineer
7 53 (5.93%) Service Analyst
8 52 (5.82%) Service Desk Analyst
8 52 (5.82%) IT Support
9 38 (4.25%) Administrator
10 35 (3.91%) Applications Support
11 34 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
12 31 (3.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 30 (3.36%) Desktop Support
14 29 (3.24%) Programmer
14 29 (3.24%) Senior Developer
15 27 (3.02%) .NET Developer
16 26 (2.91%) C# Developer
17 25 (2.80%) Software Developer
18 24 (2.68%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (19.57%) .NET
2 88 (9.84%) HTML
3 87 (9.73%) ASP.NET
4 66 (7.38%) XML
5 62 (6.94%) CSS
5 62 (6.94%) WCF
6 57 (6.38%) WPF
6 57 (6.38%) .NET Framework
7 44 (4.92%) WinForms
8 41 (4.59%) jQuery
9 36 (4.03%) Web Services
10 28 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
10 28 (3.13%) LINQ
11 26 (2.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 23 (2.57%) HTML5
13 18 (2.01%) OpenGL
13 18 (2.01%) XSLT
14 17 (1.90%) MFC
14 17 (1.90%) NHibernate
15 16 (1.79%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 66 (7.38%) Computer Science
2 37 (4.14%) Management Information System
3 35 (3.91%) Blackberry
4 25 (2.80%) Clustering
5 20 (2.24%) Mathematics
5 20 (2.24%) Visualisation
6 17 (1.90%) Replication
7 16 (1.79%) CUDA
7 16 (1.79%) iPhone
8 14 (1.57%) iPad
8 14 (1.57%) Mobile App
9 12 (1.34%) Statistics
9 12 (1.34%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.12%) PKI
10 10 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.01%) Handset
12 8 (0.89%) Thin Client
12 8 (0.89%) N-Tier
12 8 (0.89%) Fat Client
13 7 (0.78%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 202 (22.60%) Windows Server 2008
2 196 (21.92%) Linux
3 141 (15.77%) Windows 7
4 136 (15.21%) UNIX
5 134 (14.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 89 (9.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 78 (8.72%) Windows XP
8 47 (5.26%) Android
9 39 (4.36%) Apple iOS
10 26 (2.91%) Solaris
11 21 (2.35%) AIX
12 19 (2.13%) Mac OS X
13 16 (1.79%) CentOS
13 16 (1.79%) Windows 8
14 15 (1.68%) Windows Vista
15 14 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (1.12%) Ubuntu
17 9 (1.01%) Windows CE
17 9 (1.01%) Windows 2000
18 7 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (18.12%) ITIL
2 65 (7.27%) Software Engineering
3 60 (6.71%) Service Delivery
4 52 (5.82%) MVC
5 44 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (4.59%) Incident Management
7 37 (4.14%) Service Management
7 37 (4.14%) CRM
8 36 (4.03%) OO
8 36 (4.03%) Scrum
9 35 (3.91%) TDD
10 34 (3.80%) Project Management
11 31 (3.47%) Unit Testing
12 30 (3.36%) Disaster Recovery
13 29 (3.24%) Information Security
14 27 (3.02%) OOP
14 27 (3.02%) ERP
15 26 (2.91%) Agile Software Development
16 25 (2.80%) PRINCE2
16 25 (2.80%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 197 (22.04%) SQL
2 184 (20.58%) C#
3 100 (11.19%) JavaScript
4 90 (10.07%) Java
5 82 (9.17%) C++
6 57 (6.38%) C
7 51 (5.70%) Perl
8 44 (4.92%) Python
9 37 (4.14%) PowerShell
10 35 (3.91%) Shell Script
11 26 (2.91%) VBScript
12 20 (2.24%) T-SQL
12 20 (2.24%) Ruby
13 17 (1.90%) VC++
14 16 (1.79%) VB
15 15 (1.68%) PHP
15 15 (1.68%) Bash Shell
16 12 (1.34%) VB.NET
16 12 (1.34%) ABAP
17 6 (0.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 129 (14.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 111 (12.42%) Degree
3 90 (10.07%) MCSE
4 69 (7.72%) MCITP
5 34 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (3.36%) CCNA
6 30 (3.36%) Security Cleared
7 29 (3.24%) MCSA
8 23 (2.57%) MCTS
9 20 (2.24%) SC Cleared
10 17 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (1.57%) MCP
12 12 (1.34%) Citrix Certification
13 11 (1.23%) CCA
14 10 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 8 (0.89%) Microsoft Certified Architect
16 7 (0.78%) CISSP
16 7 (0.78%) ISEB
16 7 (0.78%) HND
17 6 (0.67%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (7.16%) SLA
2 58 (6.49%) QA
3 8 (0.89%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.34%) HL7
5 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.11%) Basel III
System Software
1 247 (27.63%) Active Directory
2 131 (14.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (5.93%) Hyper-V
4 52 (5.82%) XenApp
5 39 (4.36%) vSphere
6 21 (2.35%) XenDesktop
7 17 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (1.23%) VMware ESX
9 9 (1.01%) Oracle RMAN
9 9 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (1.01%) XenServer
10 8 (0.89%) Terminal Services
11 7 (0.78%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 4 (0.45%) MetaFrame
13 3 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.34%) Samba
13 3 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 44 (4.92%) SCCM
2 23 (2.57%) SCOM
3 9 (1.01%) Data Guard
4 8 (0.89%) Backup Exec
4 8 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (0.67%) MOM
6 5 (0.56%) WSUS
6 5 (0.56%) Puppet
6 5 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (0.45%) XenMobile
7 4 (0.45%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.34%) Cacti
8 3 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.34%) Nagios
8 3 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.22%) DameWare
9 2 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.11%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 315 (35.23%) Microsoft
2 188 (21.03%) VMware
3 134 (14.99%) Citrix
4 111 (12.42%) Oracle
5 93 (10.40%) Cisco
6 57 (6.38%) Lotus
7 36 (4.03%) Red Hat
8 30 (3.36%) HP
9 24 (2.68%) Dell
10 21 (2.35%) Interwoven
11 18 (2.01%) SAP
12 17 (1.90%) IBM
12 17 (1.90%) AppSense
13 16 (1.79%) Symantec
14 15 (1.68%) Twitter
15 14 (1.57%) EMC
16 13 (1.45%) NetApp
17 12 (1.34%) Intel
18 10 (1.12%) JBoss
18 10 (1.12%) Apple
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