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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 13 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Permanent jobs citing Windows 495 404 591
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 14.87% 12.84% 19.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.88% 50.56% 62.54%
Number of salaries quoted 328 234 353
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,343
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +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
902 799 945
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 27.10% 25.39% 30.63%
Number of salaries quoted 537 478 592
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,050
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 October 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 24 October 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 +7 255 £35,000 - 21
Glasgow +1 111 £37,500 -3.22% 20
Aberdeen +1 46 £36,000 -10.00% 4
Stirling -4 27 £46,250 +58.11%
Fife +8 15 £38,750 +53.46% 2
Dundee +7 8 £42,500 +3.67% 1
West Lothian +2 6 £35,000 -12.50%
North Lanarkshire 0 6 £45,000 +50.62% 3
Highlands -3 4 - - 1
Renfrewshire -4 4 £28,000 -2.60% 2
Aberdeenshire +6 2 £20,500 -
Scottish Borders - 2 £19,500 -
Midlothian +1 1 £34,000 -2.85% 1
Argyll and Bute -2 1 £53,000 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £16,750 -
East Ayrshire - 1 £32,500 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £35,000 - 1
Inverclyde - 1 £35,000 - 1
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 372 (39.66%) Microsoft
2 253 (26.97%) Active Directory
2 253 (26.97%) MS Excel
3 240 (25.59%) SQL Server
4 231 (24.63%) Linux
5 214 (22.81%) Finance
6 201 (21.43%) VMware
7 199 (21.22%) SQL
8 192 (20.47%) C#
9 188 (20.04%) .NET
10 187 (19.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 177 (18.87%) ITIL
12 156 (16.63%) UNIX
13 153 (16.31%) MS Exchange
13 153 (16.31%) Windows 7
14 147 (15.67%) Degree
14 147 (15.67%) Windows Server 2003
15 139 (14.82%) VMware Infrastructure
16 125 (13.33%) DNS
17 120 (12.79%) MS Office
18 119 (12.69%) Microsoft Certification
19 111 (11.83%) Oracle
20 109 (11.62%) Windows Server 2012
21 107 (11.41%) Citrix
22 105 (11.19%) Agile Software Development
23 100 (10.66%) JavaScript
24 99 (10.55%) Firewall
25 98 (10.45%) HTML
26 95 (10.13%) Cisco
27 91 (9.70%) ASP.NET

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 153 (16.31%) MS Exchange
2 73 (7.78%) IIS
3 61 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 54 (5.76%) SharePoint
5 42 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 36 (3.84%) WorkSite
7 35 (3.73%) Lync
7 35 (3.73%) IBM Notes
8 29 (3.09%) Apache
9 24 (2.56%) Tomcat
10 19 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 19 (2.03%) WebSphere
11 17 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
12 16 (1.71%) CMS
13 15 (1.60%) NServiceBus
13 15 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
14 13 (1.39%) WebLogic
15 9 (0.96%) nginx
16 8 (0.85%) Lotus Domino
17 7 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 253 (26.97%) MS Excel
2 120 (12.79%) MS Office
3 44 (4.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.53%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.11%) MS Project
6 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.11%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 13 (1.39%) Oracle 11i
2 11 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.32%) MFGPRO
4 3 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.11%) SAP CCM
5 1 (0.11%) Agresso
5 1 (0.11%) Maximo
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.67%) Office 365
2 21 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.43%) Google App Engine
6 3 (0.32%) IaaS
7 2 (0.21%) SaaS
8 1 (0.11%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 125 (13.33%) DNS
2 99 (10.55%) Firewall
3 67 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 65 (6.93%) SAN
5 61 (6.50%) DHCP
6 56 (5.97%) VoIP
7 47 (5.01%) LAN
8 46 (4.90%) WAN
9 43 (4.58%) VPN
10 36 (3.84%) Internet
11 31 (3.30%) HTTP
12 25 (2.67%) FTP
13 23 (2.45%) Wi-Fi
13 23 (2.45%) VLAN
14 22 (2.35%) Ethernet
15 21 (2.24%) LDAP
15 21 (2.24%) Intrusion Detection
16 20 (2.13%) Wireless
17 19 (2.03%) SMTP
18 15 (1.60%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (25.59%) SQL Server
2 58 (6.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (5.22%) Relational Database
4 26 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 26 (2.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 26 (2.77%) MySQL
5 24 (2.56%) RDBMS
5 24 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 24 (2.56%) Oracle Database
6 16 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (0.85%) QlikView
8 8 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (0.75%) Oracle Discoverer
9 7 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
9 7 (0.75%) Big Data
9 7 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (0.64%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (0.64%) BusinessObjects XI
10 6 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 80 (8.53%) Visual Studio
2 47 (5.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (2.24%) Subversion
4 15 (1.60%) SpecFlow
5 13 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
6 10 (1.07%) Git (software)
6 10 (1.07%) Selenium
7 9 (0.96%) ReSharper
7 9 (0.96%) Bugzilla
8 8 (0.85%) JIRA
9 6 (0.64%) WebDriver
9 6 (0.64%) NUnit
10 5 (0.53%) Jenkins
10 5 (0.53%) FogBugz
11 4 (0.43%) Moq
12 2 (0.21%) WinDbg
12 2 (0.21%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.21%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.21%) CruiseControl
12 2 (0.21%) Maven
General
1 214 (22.81%) Finance
2 75 (8.00%) Banking
3 33 (3.52%) Legal
4 32 (3.41%) Law
5 31 (3.30%) Retail
6 29 (3.09%) Electronics
7 24 (2.56%) Telecoms
8 19 (2.03%) Marketing
9 11 (1.17%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.07%) International Banking
11 9 (0.96%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.85%) Games
13 7 (0.75%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.75%) German Language
14 6 (0.64%) Advertising
14 6 (0.64%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.64%) Front Office
15 5 (0.53%) Back Office
15 5 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 227 (24.20%) Analyst
2 136 (14.50%) Developer
3 115 (12.26%) Support Analyst
4 74 (7.89%) Support Engineer
5 69 (7.36%) Software Engineer
5 69 (7.36%) IT Support
6 61 (6.50%) Service Analyst
7 60 (6.40%) Service Desk Analyst
8 59 (6.29%) Consultant
9 39 (4.16%) Programmer
10 37 (3.94%) Software Developer
11 34 (3.62%) Applications Support
11 34 (3.62%) IT Support Analyst
12 32 (3.41%) 2nd Line Support
13 31 (3.30%) Administrator
13 31 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 28 (2.99%) Desktop Support
15 26 (2.77%) Systems Administrator
16 25 (2.67%) Security Analyst
16 25 (2.67%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (20.04%) .NET
2 98 (10.45%) HTML
3 91 (9.70%) ASP.NET
4 66 (7.04%) .NET Framework
5 63 (6.72%) CSS
6 59 (6.29%) XML
6 59 (6.29%) WCF
7 53 (5.65%) WPF
8 46 (4.90%) jQuery
8 46 (4.90%) Web Services
9 45 (4.80%) ASP.NET MVC
10 34 (3.62%) WinForms
11 30 (3.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 27 (2.88%) NHibernate
13 20 (2.13%) Castle Windsor
13 20 (2.13%) HTML5
14 19 (2.03%) LINQ
15 18 (1.92%) OpenGL
16 17 (1.81%) STL
16 17 (1.81%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 91 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (7.46%) Computer Science
3 47 (5.01%) Management Information System
4 42 (4.48%) Blackberry
5 28 (2.99%) Clustering
6 25 (2.67%) Mathematics
6 25 (2.67%) Visualisation
7 19 (2.03%) Replication
8 16 (1.71%) CUDA
9 13 (1.39%) Mobile App
9 13 (1.39%) User Experience
10 12 (1.28%) iPad
11 11 (1.17%) Open Source
11 11 (1.17%) Client/Server
12 10 (1.07%) Mainframe
12 10 (1.07%) iPhone
12 10 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.96%) Data Structures
13 9 (0.96%) Algorithms
13 9 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 231 (24.63%) Linux
2 187 (19.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 156 (16.63%) UNIX
4 153 (16.31%) Windows 7
5 147 (15.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 109 (11.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 87 (9.28%) Windows XP
8 38 (4.05%) Apple iOS
8 38 (4.05%) Android
9 34 (3.62%) Solaris
10 30 (3.20%) Windows 2000
11 29 (3.09%) Mac OS X
12 25 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 20 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
14 19 (2.03%) Windows Phone
15 18 (1.92%) AIX
16 15 (1.60%) Ubuntu
17 11 (1.17%) Windows 8
18 10 (1.07%) Windows CE
18 10 (1.07%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (18.87%) ITIL
2 105 (11.19%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (9.38%) Service Delivery
4 63 (6.72%) Software Engineering
5 60 (6.40%) MVC
6 48 (5.12%) TDD
6 48 (5.12%) OO
7 44 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
8 38 (4.05%) Unit Testing
8 38 (4.05%) OOP
9 37 (3.94%) Scrum
9 37 (3.94%) Mentoring
10 35 (3.73%) Coaching
10 35 (3.73%) Incident Management
10 35 (3.73%) Change Management
11 33 (3.52%) Project Management
11 33 (3.52%) Business Intelligence
12 31 (3.30%) CRM
13 30 (3.20%) Service Management
13 30 (3.20%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 199 (21.22%) SQL
2 192 (20.47%) C#
3 100 (10.66%) JavaScript
4 80 (8.53%) C++
5 79 (8.42%) Java
6 58 (6.18%) PowerShell
7 50 (5.33%) C
8 38 (4.05%) Perl
9 35 (3.73%) Python
10 25 (2.67%) T-SQL
10 25 (2.67%) Shell Script
10 25 (2.67%) Ruby
11 22 (2.35%) VB
12 20 (2.13%) VB.NET
13 16 (1.71%) VC++
14 15 (1.60%) Bash Shell
14 15 (1.60%) VBScript
15 14 (1.49%) PHP
16 8 (0.85%) VBA
17 6 (0.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 147 (15.67%) Degree
2 119 (12.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 78 (8.32%) MCSE
4 56 (5.97%) MCITP
5 31 (3.30%) MCSA
6 29 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (2.67%) Security Cleared
8 24 (2.56%) MCTS
9 23 (2.45%) CCNA
10 18 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (1.60%) MCP
12 14 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (1.39%) SC Cleared
13 13 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
14 12 (1.28%) CCA
15 10 (1.07%) CISSP
16 9 (0.96%) HND
16 9 (0.96%) CEH
16 9 (0.96%) SSCP
17 8 (0.85%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (7.14%) SLA
2 45 (4.80%) QA
3 24 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.64%) COBIT
6 5 (0.53%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.11%) Basel III
System Software
1 253 (26.97%) Active Directory
2 139 (14.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (6.40%) Hyper-V
4 46 (4.90%) XenApp
5 39 (4.16%) vSphere
6 18 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
6 18 (1.92%) Oracle RMAN
7 16 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (1.17%) XenDesktop
8 11 (1.17%) MetaFrame
9 9 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
10 8 (0.85%) VMware ESX
11 7 (0.75%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.53%) Xen
12 5 (0.53%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.43%) NFS
13 4 (0.43%) RACF
14 3 (0.32%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 38 (4.05%) SCCM
2 19 (2.03%) SCOM
3 18 (1.92%) Data Guard
4 10 (1.07%) Puppet
5 8 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.75%) Backup Exec
6 7 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 6 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (0.53%) Nagios
9 4 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.43%) WSUS
9 4 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.43%) Ansible
9 4 (0.43%) Cacti
9 4 (0.43%) Ganglia
10 3 (0.32%) Windows Intune
10 3 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.32%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.32%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.32%) OpenView
Vendors
1 372 (39.66%) Microsoft
2 201 (21.43%) VMware
3 111 (11.83%) Oracle
4 107 (11.41%) Citrix
5 95 (10.13%) Cisco
6 69 (7.36%) HP
7 44 (4.69%) Red Hat
8 43 (4.58%) Lotus
9 24 (2.56%) IBM
10 22 (2.35%) Twitter
11 20 (2.13%) Interwoven
12 18 (1.92%) EMC
13 15 (1.60%) NetApp
14 14 (1.49%) Juniper
14 14 (1.49%) Symantec
15 13 (1.39%) Apple
16 11 (1.17%) Avaya
16 11 (1.17%) Dell
16 11 (1.17%) SAP
17 9 (0.96%) CommVault
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Salary: 28,000 to £40,000
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum
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Salary: £35k - £40k per annum + 5% bonus
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