The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
UK / Scotland
Rank 14 17 16
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 258 351 373
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.38% 12.15% 12.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.53% 47.95% 51.73%
Number of salaries quoted 176 237 213
Median salary £39,000 £41,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.87% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,210 £22,650
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £53,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%

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
482 732 721
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 21.25% 25.34% 24.21%
Number of salaries quoted 322 431 433
Median salary £40,000 £41,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.19% +11.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,402 £29,350 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

Windows Salary Histogram in Scotland

Windows
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +5 115 £37,500 -15.73% 14
Glasgow 0 102 £40,000 - 15
Inverclyde +1 9 £38,000 +52.00%
Renfrewshire +3 7 £41,250 +14.58% 1
West Lothian +3 7 £42,500 - 3
Fife -4 4 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Aberdeen +3 3 £49,000 +22.50% 1
North Lanarkshire +3 3 £35,000 +22.80%
Scottish Borders - 3 £28,500 -
Argyll and Bute +3 2 £30,500 -3.17%
Dundee +1 2 - -
South Lanarkshire 0 2 £22,000 -41.33% 3
Stirling +10 1 £30,000 -
Falkirk +3 1 £22,000 -18.13%
Angus - 1 £22,500 -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Windows.

1 213 (41.68%) Windows Server
2 204 (39.92%) Active Directory
3 202 (39.53%) Microsoft
4 138 (27.01%) VMware
5 133 (26.03%) Linux
6 128 (25.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 110 (21.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 107 (20.94%) SQL
9 99 (19.37%) Finance
10 97 (18.98%) VMware Infrastructure
11 92 (18.00%) Firewall
12 90 (17.61%) SQL Server
13 85 (16.63%) PowerShell
14 77 (15.07%) Hyper-V
15 75 (14.68%) ITIL
15 75 (14.68%) MS Excel
16 73 (14.29%) MS Exchange
17 72 (14.09%) SCCM
18 69 (13.50%) Citrix
19 67 (13.11%) C#
20 66 (12.92%) Cisco
21 65 (12.72%) Unix
22 64 (12.52%) DNS
23 61 (11.94%) Windows Server 2003
24 59 (11.55%) SAN
25 57 (11.15%) Agile Software Development
26 55 (10.76%) Degree
27 51 (9.98%) Microsoft Azure
28 45 (8.81%) .NET
28 45 (8.81%) Oracle

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 73 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 38 (7.44%) IIS
3 24 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (4.50%) Skype for Business
5 19 (3.72%) SharePoint
6 16 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (1.76%) IBM Domino
7 9 (1.76%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.76%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.57%) Apache
8 8 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.57%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.17%) JBoss
10 5 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.78%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.78%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.78%) GemFire
11 4 (0.78%) GlassFish
Applications
1 75 (14.68%) MS Excel
2 36 (7.05%) MS Office
3 3 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.20%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.20%) Houdini
5 1 (0.20%) Maya
5 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) NUKE
5 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.20%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.39%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 51 (9.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (8.02%) Office 365
3 36 (7.05%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (2.74%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (2.54%) SaaS
6 12 (2.35%) IaaS
7 9 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.17%) Amazon S3
8 6 (1.17%) PaaS
9 4 (0.78%) G Suite
10 2 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.20%) GitHub
11 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.20%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 92 (18.00%) Firewall
2 64 (12.52%) DNS
3 59 (11.55%) SAN
4 43 (8.41%) WAN
5 42 (8.22%) DHCP
5 42 (8.22%) LAN
5 42 (8.22%) TCP/IP
6 33 (6.46%) VPN
7 27 (5.28%) NAS
8 25 (4.89%) Skype
9 15 (2.94%) Internet
10 13 (2.54%) VoIP
11 11 (2.15%) Network Security
12 9 (1.76%) Wireless
13 8 (1.57%) iSCSI
13 8 (1.57%) VLAN
14 7 (1.37%) LDAP
15 5 (0.98%) WLAN
16 4 (0.78%) SSH
17 3 (0.59%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (17.61%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.91%) MySQL
3 16 (3.13%) NoSQL
4 15 (2.94%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.15%) Hadoop
5 11 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (1.37%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (1.17%) Big Data
10 5 (0.98%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.98%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.78%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.78%) Flink
12 3 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (2.54%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.96%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.57%) Maven
4 6 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.17%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.98%) Ant
5 5 (0.98%) Subversion
6 4 (0.78%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.78%) JIRA
6 4 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.59%) Moq
7 3 (0.59%) MSTest
7 3 (0.59%) NUnit
7 3 (0.59%) Rhino Mocks
7 3 (0.59%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.39%) GCC
8 2 (0.39%) Gradle
8 2 (0.39%) NuGet
8 2 (0.39%) Selenium
8 2 (0.39%) Travis CI
General
1 99 (19.37%) Finance
2 23 (4.50%) Banking
3 10 (1.96%) Games
4 9 (1.76%) Back Office
5 8 (1.57%) Legal
5 8 (1.57%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.57%) Retail
6 7 (1.37%) Electronics
7 6 (1.17%) Publishing
8 4 (0.78%) Marketing
9 3 (0.59%) French Language
9 3 (0.59%) German Language
9 3 (0.59%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.39%) Law
10 2 (0.39%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 98 (19.18%) Analyst
2 61 (11.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 60 (11.74%) Support Engineer
4 52 (10.18%) Support Analyst
5 40 (7.83%) Developer
6 31 (6.07%) IT Analyst
7 30 (5.87%) IT Support
8 28 (5.48%) Administrator
8 28 (5.48%) Infrastructure Support
9 26 (5.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 25 (4.89%) IT Engineer
10 25 (4.89%) Senior Analyst
11 24 (4.70%) 2nd Line Support
11 24 (4.70%) Consultant
12 23 (4.50%) Systems Administrator
13 22 (4.31%) Architect
13 22 (4.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 21 (4.11%) IT Support Analyst
15 20 (3.91%) Security Engineer
16 19 (3.72%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (8.81%) .NET
2 27 (5.28%) HTML
3 20 (3.91%) ASP.NET
4 15 (2.94%) Web Services
5 11 (2.15%) AngularJS
6 9 (1.76%) CSS
7 8 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (1.57%) jQuery
7 8 (1.57%) REST
7 8 (1.57%) WPF
8 7 (1.37%) XML
9 6 (1.17%) HTML5
9 6 (1.17%) Spring
10 5 (0.98%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.98%) LAMP
10 5 (0.98%) Middleware
10 5 (0.98%) WinForms
11 4 (0.78%) Hibernate
11 4 (0.78%) NumPy
11 4 (0.78%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.61%) Data Centre
2 21 (4.11%) Computer Science
3 19 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.72%) Replication
4 13 (2.54%) Clustering
5 12 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (1.76%) Mathematics
8 8 (1.57%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.37%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.17%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.17%) Data Extraction
10 6 (1.17%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.17%) Thin Client
11 5 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.98%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.98%) SCADA
12 4 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.78%) Inversion of Control
12 4 (0.78%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 213 (41.68%) Windows Server
2 133 (26.03%) Linux
3 128 (25.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 110 (21.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 65 (12.72%) Unix
6 61 (11.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 41 (8.02%) Windows 7
8 29 (5.68%) Windows 10
9 23 (4.50%) Windows XP
10 22 (4.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (3.13%) Android
11 16 (3.13%) Solaris
12 14 (2.74%) AIX
12 14 (2.74%) Apple iOS
13 13 (2.54%) Windows 2000
14 11 (2.15%) CentOS
15 10 (1.96%) OpenVMS
16 9 (1.76%) Windows 8
17 8 (1.57%) Ubuntu
18 7 (1.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (14.68%) ITIL
2 57 (11.15%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (8.41%) DevOps
4 39 (7.63%) Service Delivery
5 36 (7.05%) Software Engineering
6 27 (5.28%) Disaster Recovery
7 26 (5.09%) Service Management
8 25 (4.89%) Continuous Improvement
9 21 (4.11%) Configuration Management
10 20 (3.91%) Problem Management
11 19 (3.72%) OO
12 18 (3.52%) Change Management
12 18 (3.52%) ITIL V3
13 17 (3.33%) Presales
13 17 (3.33%) SDLC
13 17 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (3.13%) Project Management
15 15 (2.94%) Mentoring
15 15 (2.94%) MVC
15 15 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 107 (20.94%) SQL
2 85 (16.63%) PowerShell
3 67 (13.11%) C#
4 44 (8.61%) Java
5 39 (7.63%) Python
6 34 (6.65%) C++
7 30 (5.87%) JavaScript
8 24 (4.70%) VBScript
9 22 (4.31%) Perl
10 18 (3.52%) Bash Shell
10 18 (3.52%) Ruby
11 15 (2.94%) C
12 13 (2.54%) VB
13 5 (0.98%) Delphi
13 5 (0.98%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.78%) Bourne shell
14 4 (0.78%) Korn
14 4 (0.78%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.59%) Assembly Language
15 3 (0.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (10.76%) Degree
2 26 (5.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (3.52%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.52%) Security Cleared
4 15 (2.94%) MCSE
5 14 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (2.15%) CCNA
7 10 (1.96%) HND
8 6 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.17%) MCSA
9 5 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.78%) CISSP
11 3 (0.59%) CCA
11 3 (0.59%) CCNP
11 3 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (0.59%) CREST Certified
11 3 (0.59%) MCITP
12 2 (0.39%) NCDA
12 2 (0.39%) NCIE
12 2 (0.39%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.28%) SLA
2 14 (2.74%) QA
3 4 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.59%) COBIT
5 2 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 204 (39.92%) Active Directory
2 97 (18.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (15.07%) Hyper-V
4 29 (5.68%) XenApp
5 28 (5.48%) vSphere
6 12 (2.35%) BitLocker
7 10 (1.96%) Docker
7 10 (1.96%) Firmware
8 9 (1.76%) ISA Server
9 8 (1.57%) NFS
9 8 (1.57%) Samba
10 7 (1.37%) Terminal Server
11 5 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.98%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.78%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.78%) MetaFrame
12 4 (0.78%) Squid
12 4 (0.78%) VMware ESX
13 3 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 72 (14.09%) SCCM
2 26 (5.09%) SCOM
3 23 (4.50%) Puppet
4 20 (3.91%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (2.35%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (1.57%) SolarWinds Orion
7 7 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (1.17%) Kubernetes
8 6 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (1.17%) Mesos
9 5 (0.98%) Ansible
9 5 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (0.98%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.78%) DameWare
10 4 (0.78%) Nagios
11 3 (0.59%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.59%) Check_MK
11 3 (0.59%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.39%) CSIRT
12 2 (0.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 202 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 138 (27.01%) VMware
3 69 (13.50%) Citrix
4 66 (12.92%) Cisco
5 45 (8.81%) Oracle
6 27 (5.28%) HP
7 17 (3.33%) CheckPoint
7 17 (3.33%) Red Hat
8 14 (2.74%) EMC
9 13 (2.54%) Dell
10 12 (2.35%) Symantec
11 10 (1.96%) F5
11 10 (1.96%) SolarWinds
12 9 (1.76%) Lotus
13 8 (1.57%) Intel Security
13 8 (1.57%) Sourcefire
14 7 (1.37%) Apple
14 7 (1.37%) IBM
14 7 (1.37%) Riverbed
15 6 (1.17%) NetApp
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