The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 18 16 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 333 456 452
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 10.58% 11.42% 14.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.57% 47.75% 51.42%
Number of salaries quoted 214 337 260
Average salary £33,500 £37,250 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.06% +11.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,175 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
Windows
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
700 955 879
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 22.24% 23.92% 27.75%
Number of salaries quoted 413 616 472
Average salary £36,878 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.65% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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 +5 160 £36,878 -1.65% 22
Glasgow -2 109 £32,500 -7.80% 17
Stirling +5 15 £41,500 -17.00%
Aberdeen 0 12 £37,500 -3.84% 2
West Lothian -3 7 £26,250 -30.00% 1
Fife -1 5 £28,500 -25.49% 1
Aberdeenshire +3 4 £28,750 -1.70% 1
North Lanarkshire -3 4 £33,500 -10.66% 1
Dundee -7 4 £25,000 -34.21% 3
Highlands 0 3 - - 2
Scottish Borders -2 1 £21,500 -28.33%
Argyll and Bute - 1 £21,500 -
East Ayrshire - 1 £15,500 -
South Ayrshire - 1 - - 2
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £21,000 -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 246 (34.60%) Microsoft
2 219 (30.80%) Active Directory
3 171 (24.05%) Linux
4 164 (23.07%) VMware
5 159 (22.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 149 (20.96%) UNIX
7 147 (20.68%) MS Excel
8 146 (20.53%) SQL
9 145 (20.39%) Finance
10 132 (18.57%) SQL Server
11 131 (18.42%) Windows 7
12 130 (18.28%) Degree
12 130 (18.28%) MS Exchange
13 117 (16.46%) .NET
13 117 (16.46%) ITIL
14 112 (15.75%) VMware Infrastructure
15 105 (14.77%) C#
15 105 (14.77%) Cisco
16 104 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
17 101 (14.21%) Citrix
18 99 (13.92%) Firewall
19 98 (13.78%) Windows Server 2012
20 97 (13.64%) DNS
21 92 (12.94%) MS Office
22 87 (12.24%) Software Engineering
23 83 (11.67%) Banking
24 81 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
25 76 (10.69%) Windows XP
26 73 (10.27%) SAN
27 71 (9.99%) Service Delivery

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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
1 130 (18.28%) MS Exchange
2 58 (8.16%) SharePoint
3 46 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 39 (5.49%) IIS
5 29 (4.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 25 (3.52%) Lync
7 23 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
8 21 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2003
9 20 (2.81%) WebSphere
10 15 (2.11%) WorkSite
11 14 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
11 14 (1.97%) IBM Notes
12 10 (1.41%) Apache
12 10 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
13 9 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (1.13%) FileNet
15 7 (0.98%) Tomcat
16 6 (0.84%) JBoss
17 5 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
17 5 (0.70%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 147 (20.68%) MS Excel
2 92 (12.94%) MS Office
3 11 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.56%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.56%) MS Project
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.14%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 7 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.14%) BPCS
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.55%) Office 365
2 9 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.13%) Google Apps
4 5 (0.70%) SaaS
5 4 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.14%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 99 (13.92%) Firewall
2 97 (13.64%) DNS
3 73 (10.27%) SAN
4 53 (7.45%) DHCP
5 51 (7.17%) LAN
6 48 (6.75%) WAN
7 45 (6.33%) TCP/IP
8 34 (4.78%) VPN
8 34 (4.78%) VoIP
9 29 (4.08%) Ethernet
9 29 (4.08%) Wireless
10 23 (3.23%) MPLS
11 17 (2.39%) Internet
11 17 (2.39%) Network Security
11 17 (2.39%) NAS
12 16 (2.25%) HTTP
13 13 (1.83%) SMTP
14 12 (1.69%) SSL
15 11 (1.55%) VLAN
16 10 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (18.57%) SQL Server
2 47 (6.61%) Relational Database
3 34 (4.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (4.78%) RDBMS
4 25 (3.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 23 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (2.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 19 (2.67%) Oracle Database
8 18 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 14 (1.97%) MySQL
10 12 (1.69%) BusinessObjects XI
11 11 (1.55%) QlikView
12 10 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
13 9 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (1.13%) SQLite
15 7 (0.98%) NoSQL
16 6 (0.84%) Big Data
16 6 (0.84%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 47 (6.61%) Visual Studio
2 30 (4.22%) Subversion
3 14 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.69%) MSI
5 9 (1.27%) Clang
6 8 (1.13%) Xcode
6 8 (1.13%) Toad
7 7 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (0.70%) Ant
8 5 (0.70%) Maven
8 5 (0.70%) Selenium
8 5 (0.70%) GCC
8 5 (0.70%) Flash Builder
9 3 (0.42%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.42%) Mercurial
9 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.42%) WinDbg
9 3 (0.42%) Fiddler
9 3 (0.42%) InstallShield
General
1 145 (20.39%) Finance
2 83 (11.67%) Banking
3 32 (4.50%) Retail
4 21 (2.95%) Telecoms
5 20 (2.81%) Electronics
6 18 (2.53%) Legal
7 15 (2.11%) Back Office
8 10 (1.41%) Law
9 7 (0.98%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.98%) Publishing
10 6 (0.84%) Advertising
10 6 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.84%) Marketing
11 4 (0.56%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.56%) Games
12 3 (0.42%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.42%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.42%) Automotive
12 3 (0.42%) German Language
Job Titles
1 147 (20.68%) Analyst
2 96 (13.50%) Developer
3 76 (10.69%) Software Engineer
4 69 (9.70%) Support Analyst
5 56 (7.88%) IT Support
6 46 (6.47%) Support Engineer
7 30 (4.22%) Administrator
8 29 (4.08%) IT Support Analyst
9 28 (3.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 24 (3.38%) Software Developer
10 24 (3.38%) Senior Developer
11 21 (2.95%) DBA
11 21 (2.95%) Consultant
12 19 (2.67%) IT Support Engineer
13 17 (2.39%) Team Leader
13 17 (2.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 16 (2.25%) Service Analyst
14 16 (2.25%) Systems Administrator
14 16 (2.25%) Technical Analyst
15 15 (2.11%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (16.46%) .NET
2 50 (7.03%) HTML
3 43 (6.05%) XML
3 43 (6.05%) ASP.NET
4 42 (5.91%) WPF
5 37 (5.20%) Web Services
6 36 (5.06%) Qt
7 33 (4.64%) OpenGL
8 28 (3.94%) CSS
8 28 (3.94%) .NET Framework
9 26 (3.66%) WCF
10 23 (3.23%) jQuery
10 23 (3.23%) STL
11 21 (2.95%) ASP.NET MVC
12 19 (2.67%) HTML5
12 19 (2.67%) MFC
12 19 (2.67%) WinForms
13 18 (2.53%) Direct3D
14 16 (2.25%) Entity Framework
15 14 (1.97%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 67 (9.42%) Computer Science
2 49 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (5.34%) Blackberry
4 31 (4.36%) Clustering
5 29 (4.08%) Management Information System
5 29 (4.08%) Visualisation
6 27 (3.80%) Mathematics
7 18 (2.53%) CUDA
8 16 (2.25%) Replication
9 15 (2.11%) Client/Server
9 15 (2.11%) Mainframe
10 11 (1.55%) GIS
11 10 (1.41%) iPad
11 10 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.41%) User Experience
12 9 (1.27%) N-Tier
12 9 (1.27%) Physics
12 9 (1.27%) iPhone
13 8 (1.13%) SCADA
13 8 (1.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 171 (24.05%) Linux
2 159 (22.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 149 (20.96%) UNIX
4 131 (18.42%) Windows 7
5 104 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 98 (13.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 76 (10.69%) Windows XP
8 48 (6.75%) Android
9 45 (6.33%) Apple iOS
10 28 (3.94%) Mac OS X
11 26 (3.66%) Windows 8
12 25 (3.52%) Solaris
13 22 (3.09%) AIX
14 18 (2.53%) Windows Phone
15 10 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
15 10 (1.41%) Windows Mobile
16 8 (1.13%) Windows 2000
16 8 (1.13%) zOS
16 8 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 8 (1.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (16.46%) ITIL
2 87 (12.24%) Software Engineering
3 81 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (9.99%) Service Delivery
5 51 (7.17%) Mentoring
6 37 (5.20%) Time Management
7 35 (4.92%) Project Management
8 33 (4.64%) OO
9 31 (4.36%) MVC
9 31 (4.36%) TDD
9 31 (4.36%) Scrum
10 29 (4.08%) Information Security
10 29 (4.08%) Unit Testing
11 28 (3.94%) Migration
11 28 (3.94%) Service Management
12 26 (3.66%) CRM
13 23 (3.23%) Waterfall
14 22 (3.09%) Asset Management
15 21 (2.95%) OOP
16 20 (2.81%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 146 (20.53%) SQL
2 105 (14.77%) C#
3 66 (9.28%) Java
4 59 (8.30%) C++
5 50 (7.03%) PowerShell
6 43 (6.05%) JavaScript
7 38 (5.34%) C
8 23 (3.23%) VB
9 21 (2.95%) VB.NET
9 21 (2.95%) PL/SQL
10 20 (2.81%) VC++
10 20 (2.81%) Shell Script
11 19 (2.67%) T-SQL
12 15 (2.11%) VBScript
13 14 (1.97%) VBA
13 14 (1.97%) Perl
14 12 (1.69%) PHP
14 12 (1.69%) Python
15 8 (1.13%) Objective-C
15 8 (1.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 130 (18.28%) Degree
2 49 (6.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 41 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (4.78%) CCNA
4 34 (4.78%) MCSE
5 29 (4.08%) CCNP
6 18 (2.53%) MCP
7 16 (2.25%) Security Cleared
8 15 (2.11%) MCITP
9 14 (1.97%) HND
9 14 (1.97%) MCSA
9 14 (1.97%) CISSP
10 9 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (1.13%) CEH
11 8 (1.13%) OCP
11 8 (1.13%) Oracle Certification
12 7 (0.98%) SSCP
13 6 (0.84%) CISA
13 6 (0.84%) CISM
13 6 (0.84%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (8.30%) SLA
2 15 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.98%) QA
3 7 (0.98%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.84%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.84%) COBIT
System Software
1 219 (30.80%) Active Directory
2 112 (15.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (5.77%) vSphere
4 36 (5.06%) Hyper-V
5 35 (4.92%) XenApp
6 22 (3.09%) VMware ESX
7 15 (2.11%) XenDesktop
8 13 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (1.83%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 9 (1.27%) MetaFrame
10 6 (0.84%) Firmware
10 6 (0.84%) NFS
10 6 (0.84%) VMware Server
10 6 (0.84%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.56%) RACF
12 3 (0.42%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.42%) Docker
13 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 51 (7.17%) SCCM
2 37 (5.20%) SCOM
3 14 (1.97%) Puppet
4 13 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (1.69%) Control-M
5 12 (1.69%) Oracle RMAN
6 11 (1.55%) Data Guard
7 10 (1.41%) HP SIM
7 10 (1.41%) NetBackup
8 9 (1.27%) Nagios
8 9 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 7 (0.98%) SCVMM
9 7 (0.98%) AppDNA
10 6 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 6 (0.84%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 5 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.56%) BMC PATROL
12 4 (0.56%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.56%) WSUS
12 4 (0.56%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 246 (34.60%) Microsoft
2 164 (23.07%) VMware
3 105 (14.77%) Cisco
4 101 (14.21%) Citrix
5 68 (9.56%) HP
6 66 (9.28%) Oracle
7 22 (3.09%) Red Hat
8 20 (2.81%) SolarWinds
9 19 (2.67%) Dell
10 18 (2.53%) SonicWALL
11 17 (2.39%) Juniper
11 17 (2.39%) Lotus
12 16 (2.25%) CheckPoint
13 15 (2.11%) EMC
14 13 (1.83%) Business Objects
14 13 (1.83%) IBM
14 13 (1.83%) Veritas
15 11 (1.55%) BMC
15 11 (1.55%) Tableau
16 10 (1.41%) Xamarin
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Motherwell, Lanarkshire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £42000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: 4 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Entrust People Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: DOE + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + multiple
Posted: 6 days ago
Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire
RM Education
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + £800 bonus
Posted: 10 days ago
Prestwick, Ayrshire
BAE Systems
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago