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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 16 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 349 471 421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.28% 13.57% 14.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.81% 49.16% 53.49%
Number of salaries quoted 215 327 248
Average salary £36,878 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.32% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,400 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,050 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,661 £36,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +1.38%
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
715 958 787
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 23.10% 27.60% 26.92%
Number of salaries quoted 421 616 448
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +3 190 £33,500 -6.94% 31
Glasgow -13 89 £37,500 - 19
Aberdeen +7 18 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Stirling -8 18 £50,000 -4.76%
Fife 0 7 £35,750 +2.14% 1
Dundee -8 6 £42,500 +77.08% 2
West Lothian -10 4 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Moray -1 3 - -
Scottish Borders -2 3 £20,500 -31.66% 1
Aberdeenshire +2 2 £37,500 +15.38% 1
North Lanarkshire 0 2 £29,500 -4.06%
Highlands -2 1 - - 1
East Ayrshire - 1 £15,500 -
Perthshire - 1 - -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 311 (38.30%) Microsoft
2 241 (29.68%) Active Directory
3 193 (23.77%) SQL Server
4 191 (23.52%) Linux
5 190 (23.40%) MS Excel
6 189 (23.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 183 (22.54%) SQL
8 179 (22.04%) VMware
9 178 (21.92%) Finance
10 161 (19.83%) Degree
11 160 (19.70%) .NET
12 155 (19.09%) Windows 7
13 152 (18.72%) C#
14 146 (17.98%) UNIX
15 143 (17.61%) MS Exchange
16 126 (15.52%) ITIL
16 126 (15.52%) Windows Server 2003
17 122 (15.02%) VMware Infrastructure
18 119 (14.66%) Cisco
19 118 (14.53%) DNS
20 116 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
21 110 (13.55%) Citrix
22 98 (12.07%) MS Office
23 97 (11.95%) Service Delivery
24 96 (11.82%) Firewall
25 91 (11.21%) Windows XP
26 90 (11.08%) HP
27 89 (10.96%) Banking
28 88 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
29 77 (9.48%) Software Engineering

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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
1 143 (17.61%) MS Exchange
2 58 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 52 (6.40%) IIS
4 48 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 33 (4.06%) Lync
6 25 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 23 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 19 (2.34%) WebSphere
8 19 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2003
9 14 (1.72%) WorkSite
9 14 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
9 14 (1.72%) Apache
10 12 (1.48%) IBM Notes
10 12 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
11 11 (1.35%) CMS
12 10 (1.23%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (0.62%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.62%) NServiceBus
14 5 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 190 (23.40%) MS Excel
2 98 (12.07%) MS Office
3 10 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.86%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.62%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.37%) MS Project
7 1 (0.12%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 10 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.12%) BPCS
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.12%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.72%) Office 365
2 10 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.99%) Google Apps
4 7 (0.86%) SaaS
5 3 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 118 (14.53%) DNS
2 96 (11.82%) Firewall
3 65 (8.00%) SAN
4 56 (6.90%) DHCP
5 51 (6.28%) TCP/IP
6 48 (5.91%) VoIP
7 47 (5.79%) LAN
8 46 (5.67%) WAN
9 36 (4.43%) VPN
10 30 (3.69%) Wireless
11 28 (3.45%) HTTP
12 26 (3.20%) Ethernet
12 26 (3.20%) MPLS
13 22 (2.71%) SMTP
14 19 (2.34%) Intrusion Detection
15 18 (2.22%) VLAN
16 15 (1.85%) NAS
17 14 (1.72%) Network Security
17 14 (1.72%) Internet
18 13 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (23.77%) SQL Server
2 63 (7.76%) Relational Database
3 49 (6.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 46 (5.67%) RDBMS
5 31 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 28 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 27 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
9 21 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 18 (2.22%) Oracle Database
11 17 (2.09%) BusinessObjects XI
12 16 (1.97%) QlikView
13 13 (1.60%) MySQL
14 9 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (0.86%) DB2
15 7 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
15 7 (0.86%) SQLite
16 6 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
16 6 (0.74%) Sybase ASE
17 5 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 64 (7.88%) Visual Studio
2 30 (3.69%) Subversion
3 29 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (1.60%) Git (software)
5 12 (1.48%) MSI
6 10 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
7 8 (0.99%) Clang
8 7 (0.86%) Selenium
8 7 (0.86%) Bugzilla
9 6 (0.74%) Xcode
9 6 (0.74%) NUnit
10 5 (0.62%) JIRA
10 5 (0.62%) InstallShield
10 5 (0.62%) Toad
10 5 (0.62%) SpecFlow
10 5 (0.62%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.49%) GCC
12 3 (0.37%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.37%) FogBugz
13 2 (0.25%) Emacs
General
1 178 (21.92%) Finance
2 89 (10.96%) Banking
3 48 (5.91%) Retail
4 26 (3.20%) Telecoms
5 20 (2.46%) Electronics
6 16 (1.97%) Law
7 10 (1.23%) Legal
8 9 (1.11%) Advertising
9 8 (0.99%) Back Office
10 7 (0.86%) Aerospace
10 7 (0.86%) Publishing
11 6 (0.74%) Marketing
12 5 (0.62%) Games
12 5 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.49%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.49%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.37%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.37%) German Language
14 3 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 181 (22.29%) Analyst
2 119 (14.66%) Developer
3 96 (11.82%) Support Analyst
4 76 (9.36%) Software Engineer
5 63 (7.76%) IT Support
6 56 (6.90%) Support Engineer
7 45 (5.54%) Software Developer
8 36 (4.43%) IT Support Analyst
9 34 (4.19%) Consultant
10 31 (3.82%) Administrator
11 25 (3.08%) Senior Developer
12 23 (2.83%) Applications Support
12 23 (2.83%) Systems Administrator
13 22 (2.71%) Architect
14 21 (2.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 18 (2.22%) Service Analyst
16 17 (2.09%) Business Developer
16 17 (2.09%) DBA
16 17 (2.09%) Business Objects Developer
16 17 (2.09%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (19.70%) .NET
2 72 (8.87%) ASP.NET
2 72 (8.87%) HTML
3 55 (6.77%) XML
4 52 (6.40%) .NET Framework
5 46 (5.67%) WPF
5 46 (5.67%) Web Services
6 40 (4.93%) CSS
6 40 (4.93%) WCF
7 37 (4.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 36 (4.43%) jQuery
9 33 (4.06%) Qt
10 32 (3.94%) OpenGL
11 27 (3.33%) WinForms
12 23 (2.83%) STL
12 23 (2.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 18 (2.22%) MFC
13 18 (2.22%) Direct3D
14 17 (2.09%) XSLT
15 16 (1.97%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 69 (8.50%) Computer Science
2 51 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (5.91%) Blackberry
4 40 (4.93%) Clustering
5 31 (3.82%) Visualisation
6 30 (3.69%) Mathematics
7 23 (2.83%) Management Information System
7 23 (2.83%) Client/Server
8 20 (2.46%) Replication
9 18 (2.22%) CUDA
10 16 (1.97%) Mainframe
11 13 (1.60%) Open Source
11 13 (1.60%) Mobile App
12 12 (1.48%) Physics
13 11 (1.35%) PKI
14 10 (1.23%) GIS
15 9 (1.11%) Data Structures
15 9 (1.11%) Algorithms
15 9 (1.11%) User Experience
16 8 (0.99%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 191 (23.52%) Linux
2 189 (23.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 155 (19.09%) Windows 7
4 146 (17.98%) UNIX
5 126 (15.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 116 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 91 (11.21%) Windows XP
8 41 (5.05%) Android
9 40 (4.93%) Apple iOS
10 33 (4.06%) Mac OS X
11 28 (3.45%) Solaris
12 22 (2.71%) AIX
13 21 (2.59%) Windows 8
13 21 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 19 (2.34%) Windows 2000
15 18 (2.22%) Windows Phone
16 15 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
17 13 (1.60%) Ubuntu
18 10 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
19 8 (0.99%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (15.52%) ITIL
2 97 (11.95%) Service Delivery
3 88 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (9.48%) Software Engineering
5 53 (6.53%) Mentoring
6 50 (6.16%) OO
7 46 (5.67%) MVC
8 40 (4.93%) TDD
9 38 (4.68%) Scrum
10 37 (4.56%) Migration
11 35 (4.31%) Project Management
11 35 (4.31%) OOP
11 35 (4.31%) Unit Testing
12 31 (3.82%) Change Management
13 30 (3.69%) Coaching
14 28 (3.45%) CRM
15 27 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
16 26 (3.20%) Service Management
17 25 (3.08%) Information Security
18 24 (2.96%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 183 (22.54%) SQL
2 152 (18.72%) C#
3 71 (8.74%) Java
4 69 (8.50%) C++
5 68 (8.37%) PowerShell
6 64 (7.88%) JavaScript
7 45 (5.54%) C
8 38 (4.68%) VB
9 28 (3.45%) VB.NET
10 21 (2.59%) Shell Script
10 21 (2.59%) T-SQL
11 20 (2.46%) VC++
12 19 (2.34%) VBA
13 18 (2.22%) VBScript
14 16 (1.97%) Perl
15 15 (1.85%) Python
16 12 (1.48%) PHP
16 12 (1.48%) PL/SQL
17 9 (1.11%) Bash Shell
18 7 (0.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 161 (19.83%) Degree
2 68 (8.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 46 (5.67%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (5.05%) MCSE
5 39 (4.80%) CCNA
6 26 (3.20%) CCNP
7 23 (2.83%) MCP
8 20 (2.46%) MCITP
9 18 (2.22%) CISSP
10 17 (2.09%) HND
10 17 (2.09%) MCSA
10 17 (2.09%) Security Cleared
11 16 (1.97%) VCP4
12 15 (1.85%) CEH
13 14 (1.72%) SSCP
14 12 (1.48%) GIAC
15 7 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 5 (0.62%) OCP
17 5 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (7.27%) SLA
2 19 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.99%) QA
3 8 (0.99%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.49%) COBIT
6 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 241 (29.68%) Active Directory
2 122 (15.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (5.17%) XenApp
4 40 (4.93%) vSphere
5 35 (4.31%) Hyper-V
6 20 (2.46%) XenDesktop
7 17 (2.09%) VMware ESX
8 13 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.99%) Forefront TMG
10 8 (0.99%) MetaFrame
10 8 (0.99%) NFS
11 6 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
11 6 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (0.62%) RACF
12 5 (0.62%) Firmware
12 5 (0.62%) Docker
13 4 (0.49%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.49%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 47 (5.79%) SCCM
2 32 (3.94%) SCOM
3 14 (1.72%) Puppet
4 12 (1.48%) Control-M
5 11 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (1.23%) HP SIM
6 10 (1.23%) NetBackup
7 8 (0.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 8 (0.99%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 7 (0.86%) AppDNA
9 6 (0.74%) Data Guard
9 6 (0.74%) Nagios
10 5 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.37%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.37%) WSUS
12 2 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.25%) CA Endevor
12 2 (0.25%) OMEGAMON
12 2 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.25%) OpenView
Vendors
1 311 (38.30%) Microsoft
2 179 (22.04%) VMware
3 119 (14.66%) Cisco
4 110 (13.55%) Citrix
5 90 (11.08%) HP
6 66 (8.13%) Oracle
7 41 (5.05%) Red Hat
8 23 (2.83%) Juniper
8 23 (2.83%) Dell
9 20 (2.46%) SonicWALL
10 19 (2.34%) EMC
11 17 (2.09%) Business Objects
11 17 (2.09%) SolarWinds
12 16 (1.97%) Tableau
12 16 (1.97%) Xamarin
12 16 (1.97%) Lotus
13 15 (1.85%) Symantec
14 14 (1.72%) IBM
15 12 (1.48%) BMC
16 11 (1.35%) Apple
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