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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 17 11 13
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 378 484 420
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 12.28% 14.82% 14.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.94% 50.68% 57.22%
Number of salaries quoted 216 306 273
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,800 £24,000 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -
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
742 955 734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.10% 29.24% 25.44%
Number of salaries quoted 442 583 460
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £35,420
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +10.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 January 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 23 January 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 -3 191 £38,500 +6.94% 23
Glasgow -10 93 £38,250 +2.00% 23
Aberdeen +5 34 £37,500 -23.46% 3
Stirling -7 16 £50,000 -4.76%
Fife +11 14 £24,000 +9.09% 2
Dundee 0 7 £32,500 +39.78%
Moray -4 5 - -
Scottish Borders -1 2 £20,500 -54.44% 2
West Lothian -3 2 £48,000 +34.26% 2
West Dunbartonshire -1 1 £22,000 -58.49%
Perthshire - 1 - -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 361 (41.21%) Microsoft
2 245 (27.97%) Active Directory
3 224 (25.57%) SQL Server
4 217 (24.77%) Linux
5 209 (23.86%) MS Excel
5 209 (23.86%) VMware
6 198 (22.60%) Finance
7 192 (21.92%) SQL
8 191 (21.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 171 (19.52%) C#
10 167 (19.06%) .NET
11 163 (18.61%) UNIX
12 160 (18.26%) Windows 7
13 157 (17.92%) Degree
14 151 (17.24%) ITIL
15 150 (17.12%) MS Exchange
16 142 (16.21%) VMware Infrastructure
17 136 (15.53%) DNS
18 135 (15.41%) Windows Server 2003
19 123 (14.04%) Windows Server 2012
20 118 (13.47%) Citrix
21 115 (13.13%) Cisco
22 108 (12.33%) MS Office
23 105 (11.99%) Service Delivery
23 105 (11.99%) Firewall
24 97 (11.07%) Agile Software Development
25 96 (10.96%) HP
26 93 (10.62%) Windows XP
27 83 (9.47%) Microsoft Certification
28 82 (9.36%) Oracle

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 150 (17.12%) MS Exchange
2 69 (7.88%) IIS
3 63 (7.19%) SharePoint
4 56 (6.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 36 (4.11%) Lync
6 29 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
7 25 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2003
8 23 (2.63%) WebSphere
9 21 (2.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 20 (2.28%) Apache
11 19 (2.17%) WorkSite
12 18 (2.05%) Tomcat
13 14 (1.60%) CMS
14 13 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
14 13 (1.48%) WebLogic
15 11 (1.26%) IBM Notes
16 9 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
16 9 (1.03%) NServiceBus
17 7 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
17 7 (0.80%) nginx
Applications
1 209 (23.86%) MS Excel
2 108 (12.33%) MS Office
3 15 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.57%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.34%) MS Project
5 3 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.11%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 11 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.03%) Oracle 11i
3 6 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.23%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.85%) Office 365
2 21 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.80%) SaaS
3 7 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.46%) Google App Engine
5 4 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.34%) IaaS
7 2 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.11%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 136 (15.53%) DNS
2 105 (11.99%) Firewall
3 67 (7.65%) TCP/IP
3 67 (7.65%) SAN
4 63 (7.19%) DHCP
5 54 (6.16%) VoIP
6 49 (5.59%) WAN
7 45 (5.14%) LAN
8 36 (4.11%) HTTP
9 31 (3.54%) Ethernet
9 31 (3.54%) VPN
10 26 (2.97%) MPLS
11 25 (2.85%) Wireless
12 23 (2.63%) SMTP
13 21 (2.40%) Intrusion Detection
14 20 (2.28%) FTP
15 18 (2.05%) VLAN
16 17 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
17 16 (1.83%) LDAP
18 15 (1.71%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (25.57%) SQL Server
2 58 (6.62%) Relational Database
3 51 (5.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 42 (4.79%) RDBMS
5 27 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (3.08%) Oracle Database
6 23 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 22 (2.51%) SQL Server 2005
8 19 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (1.83%) BusinessObjects XI
10 15 (1.71%) MySQL
10 15 (1.71%) QlikView
11 13 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
12 12 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
14 9 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (1.03%) Big Data
15 8 (0.91%) DB2
16 6 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 74 (8.45%) Visual Studio
2 37 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (3.54%) Subversion
4 14 (1.60%) Git (software)
5 12 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
5 12 (1.37%) MSI
6 9 (1.03%) SpecFlow
7 8 (0.91%) ReSharper
7 8 (0.91%) Bugzilla
8 7 (0.80%) NUnit
8 7 (0.80%) Clang
8 7 (0.80%) Selenium
9 6 (0.68%) JIRA
9 6 (0.68%) Toad
10 5 (0.57%) Xcode
10 5 (0.57%) InstallShield
10 5 (0.57%) Jenkins
10 5 (0.57%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.46%) Moq
11 4 (0.46%) FogBugz
General
1 198 (22.60%) Finance
2 69 (7.88%) Banking
3 42 (4.79%) Retail
4 27 (3.08%) Electronics
5 26 (2.97%) Telecoms
6 23 (2.63%) Law
7 16 (1.83%) Legal
8 12 (1.37%) Marketing
9 10 (1.14%) Back Office
9 10 (1.14%) Advertising
10 7 (0.80%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.80%) Aerospace
10 7 (0.80%) German Language
10 7 (0.80%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.68%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.68%) Games
12 5 (0.57%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.57%) Italian Language
13 4 (0.46%) Private Banking
13 4 (0.46%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 201 (22.95%) Analyst
2 125 (14.27%) Developer
3 98 (11.19%) Support Analyst
4 77 (8.79%) Software Engineer
5 66 (7.53%) Support Engineer
6 61 (6.96%) IT Support
7 41 (4.68%) Software Developer
8 40 (4.57%) Consultant
9 33 (3.77%) IT Support Analyst
10 31 (3.54%) Architect
11 30 (3.42%) Administrator
11 30 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 29 (3.31%) Applications Support
13 24 (2.74%) Senior Developer
14 23 (2.63%) Systems Administrator
14 23 (2.63%) Service Analyst
15 21 (2.40%) Programmer
15 21 (2.40%) DBA
16 20 (2.28%) Security Analyst
16 20 (2.28%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (19.06%) .NET
2 77 (8.79%) HTML
3 75 (8.56%) ASP.NET
4 53 (6.05%) .NET Framework
5 49 (5.59%) Web Services
5 49 (5.59%) XML
6 48 (5.48%) CSS
7 45 (5.14%) WCF
8 44 (5.02%) WPF
9 40 (4.57%) jQuery
10 39 (4.45%) ASP.NET MVC
11 32 (3.65%) OpenGL
12 27 (3.08%) WinForms
13 26 (2.97%) Qt
14 24 (2.74%) STL
15 19 (2.17%) MFC
15 19 (2.17%) REST
15 19 (2.17%) Direct3D
16 18 (2.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 18 (2.05%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 66 (7.53%) Computer Science
2 65 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (5.37%) Blackberry
4 35 (4.00%) Clustering
5 31 (3.54%) Management Information System
5 31 (3.54%) Mathematics
6 30 (3.42%) Visualisation
7 22 (2.51%) Client/Server
8 19 (2.17%) CUDA
9 15 (1.71%) Mainframe
9 15 (1.71%) User Experience
10 14 (1.60%) Replication
11 12 (1.37%) Physics
11 12 (1.37%) PKI
11 12 (1.37%) Open Source
12 11 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (1.14%) Mobile App
14 9 (1.03%) Data Structures
14 9 (1.03%) Algorithms
15 8 (0.91%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 217 (24.77%) Linux
2 191 (21.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 163 (18.61%) UNIX
4 160 (18.26%) Windows 7
5 135 (15.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 123 (14.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 93 (10.62%) Windows XP
8 44 (5.02%) Apple iOS
9 40 (4.57%) Solaris
10 35 (4.00%) Android
11 31 (3.54%) Mac OS X
11 31 (3.54%) AIX
12 26 (2.97%) Windows 2000
13 25 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 24 (2.74%) Windows Phone
15 22 (2.51%) Windows 2000 Server
16 15 (1.71%) Windows 8
17 14 (1.60%) Ubuntu
18 13 (1.48%) Windows Mobile
19 10 (1.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (17.24%) ITIL
2 105 (11.99%) Service Delivery
3 97 (11.07%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (8.90%) Software Engineering
5 56 (6.39%) Mentoring
6 54 (6.16%) OO
7 48 (5.48%) MVC
8 46 (5.25%) TDD
8 46 (5.25%) Unit Testing
9 41 (4.68%) OOP
10 39 (4.45%) Migration
11 36 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (4.11%) Scrum
11 36 (4.11%) Change Management
12 35 (4.00%) Coaching
13 34 (3.88%) Project Management
14 28 (3.20%) Business Intelligence
14 28 (3.20%) CRM
15 27 (3.08%) Service Management
16 26 (2.97%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 192 (21.92%) SQL
2 171 (19.52%) C#
3 75 (8.56%) Java
4 73 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 71 (8.11%) C++
6 68 (7.76%) PowerShell
7 47 (5.37%) C
8 38 (4.34%) VB
9 28 (3.20%) VB.NET
10 24 (2.74%) Shell Script
11 21 (2.40%) VC++
12 20 (2.28%) T-SQL
13 19 (2.17%) Perl
14 17 (1.94%) Python
15 16 (1.83%) VBA
16 15 (1.71%) PL/SQL
17 14 (1.60%) VBScript
18 11 (1.26%) Ruby
19 10 (1.14%) PHP
20 7 (0.80%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 157 (17.92%) Degree
2 83 (9.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 53 (6.05%) MCSE
4 42 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (4.11%) CCNA
6 26 (2.97%) MCITP
7 24 (2.74%) MCP
8 23 (2.63%) MCSA
9 22 (2.51%) CCNP
10 15 (1.71%) CISSP
11 14 (1.60%) Security Cleared
11 14 (1.60%) HND
11 14 (1.60%) CEH
12 13 (1.48%) SSCP
13 11 (1.26%) GIAC
13 11 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 8 (0.91%) APMP
15 8 (0.91%) Citrix Certification
16 7 (0.80%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (8.11%) SLA
2 23 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.48%) QA
4 11 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.68%) COBIT
5 6 (0.68%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 245 (27.97%) Active Directory
2 142 (16.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (6.85%) Hyper-V
4 42 (4.79%) XenApp
5 37 (4.22%) vSphere
6 19 (2.17%) XenDesktop
7 17 (1.94%) Oracle RMAN
7 17 (1.94%) Oracle RAC
8 15 (1.71%) VMware ESX
9 13 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (1.26%) Forefront TMG
12 8 (0.91%) NFS
12 8 (0.91%) MetaFrame
13 7 (0.80%) RACF
14 5 (0.57%) Docker
14 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (0.57%) Xen
15 4 (0.46%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.46%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 53 (6.05%) SCCM
2 33 (3.77%) SCOM
3 17 (1.94%) Data Guard
4 16 (1.83%) Puppet
5 13 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 10 (1.14%) Control-M
7 9 (1.03%) NetBackup
8 8 (0.91%) HP SIM
8 8 (0.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 7 (0.80%) AppDNA
10 5 (0.57%) Nagios
11 4 (0.46%) Ganglia
11 4 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (0.46%) Ansible
11 4 (0.46%) OpenView
11 4 (0.46%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.34%) Windows Intune
12 3 (0.34%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 2 (0.23%) Cacti
Vendors
1 361 (41.21%) Microsoft
2 209 (23.86%) VMware
3 118 (13.47%) Citrix
4 115 (13.13%) Cisco
5 96 (10.96%) HP
6 82 (9.36%) Oracle
7 44 (5.02%) Red Hat
8 24 (2.74%) IBM
9 22 (2.51%) Juniper
10 21 (2.40%) EMC
11 20 (2.28%) Dell
12 16 (1.83%) Business Objects
13 15 (1.71%) Symantec
13 15 (1.71%) BMC
13 15 (1.71%) Tableau
13 15 (1.71%) SonicWALL
14 14 (1.60%) SolarWinds
14 14 (1.60%) Lotus
15 13 (1.48%) Twitter
16 12 (1.37%) Xamarin
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
RM Education
Salary: £35k - £40k per annum + 5% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Hamilton, Lanarkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Linlithgow, West Lothian
Advantage XPO
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Competitive Salary + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Scotland
Search Consultancy
Salary: benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £28000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: 4 days ago
Motherwell, Lanarkshire
Northgate Public Services
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bathgate, West Lothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago