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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 16 15 13
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 379 451 371
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.97% 12.26% 11.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.96% 49.72% 43.19%
Number of salaries quoted 230 309 248
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,850
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
807 907 859
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 25.49% 24.66% 26.39%
Number of salaries quoted 473 557 572
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +2 182 £35,000 -2.77% 26
Glasgow -3 110 £35,500 -11.25% 16
Aberdeenshire +2 18 £20,500 - 2
Stirling -3 11 £28,000 -11.81%
West Lothian -1 9 £42,000 +9.09% 1
Fife -4 8 £34,500 +9.52%
West Dunbartonshire - 8 £45,000 -
Aberdeen +1 7 £37,000 - 2
Argyll and Bute 0 5 £30,000 -25.46% 1
Dundee -10 5 £39,500 +6.75% 2
Highlands -1 2 £42,500 -
South Ayrshire -1 1 - -
Renfrewshire -3 1 £29,500 -21.33% 2
North Lanarkshire -3 1 - -
Moray -4 1 - -
East Ayrshire - 1 £23,500 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £30,000 - 4
Falkirk - 1 £27,500 -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 253 (35.58%) Microsoft
2 195 (27.43%) Linux
3 177 (24.89%) Active Directory
4 172 (24.19%) VMware
5 170 (23.91%) SQL
6 168 (23.63%) SQL Server
7 151 (21.24%) MS Excel
8 144 (20.25%) UNIX
9 136 (19.13%) Finance
10 120 (16.88%) ITIL
11 119 (16.74%) Windows Server 2008
12 116 (16.32%) Degree
13 110 (15.47%) VMware Infrastructure
14 109 (15.33%) .NET
15 104 (14.63%) MS Exchange
16 94 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
17 90 (12.66%) Software Engineering
18 89 (12.52%) Citrix
18 89 (12.52%) C#
19 87 (12.24%) Windows 7
20 83 (11.67%) Java
20 83 (11.67%) Oracle
20 83 (11.67%) Firewall
21 82 (11.53%) Windows Server 2012
22 78 (10.97%) DNS
23 77 (10.83%) Cisco
24 76 (10.69%) Banking
25 74 (10.41%) MS Office
26 72 (10.13%) Windows Server 2003
26 72 (10.13%) SCCM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 104 (14.63%) MS Exchange
2 53 (7.45%) SharePoint
3 36 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (4.22%) IIS
5 24 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 21 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2003
7 20 (2.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 19 (2.67%) Apache
9 18 (2.53%) WebSphere
10 15 (2.11%) Lync
11 14 (1.97%) Tomcat
12 13 (1.83%) WorkSite
13 11 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
13 11 (1.55%) JBoss
14 9 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
15 8 (1.13%) FileNet
16 7 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (0.98%) IBM Notes
17 6 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
18 5 (0.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 151 (21.24%) MS Excel
2 74 (10.41%) MS Office
3 17 (2.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.42%) MS Project
4 3 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.28%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.14%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 7 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.14%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.25%) Office 365
2 13 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.98%) Google Apps
5 3 (0.42%) SaaS
6 2 (0.28%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.14%) GitHub
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 83 (11.67%) Firewall
2 78 (10.97%) DNS
3 68 (9.56%) SAN
4 56 (7.88%) WAN
5 54 (7.59%) LAN
6 46 (6.47%) DHCP
7 42 (5.91%) VPN
8 34 (4.78%) TCP/IP
9 31 (4.36%) VoIP
10 24 (3.38%) Ethernet
11 20 (2.81%) Network Security
12 18 (2.53%) LDAP
13 17 (2.39%) Internet
13 17 (2.39%) Cisco IOS
14 15 (2.11%) Wireless
15 13 (1.83%) HTTP
16 8 (1.13%) SNMP
16 8 (1.13%) WLAN
16 8 (1.13%) VLAN
16 8 (1.13%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (23.63%) SQL Server
2 57 (8.02%) Relational Database
3 29 (4.08%) MySQL
4 27 (3.80%) RDBMS
4 27 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 26 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
7 17 (2.39%) Oracle Database
8 16 (2.25%) NoSQL
8 16 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (1.69%) DB2
10 12 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (1.13%) Big Data
12 6 (0.84%) Sybase ASE
12 6 (0.84%) QlikView
12 6 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.84%) InterSystems Cache
13 5 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 37 (5.20%) Visual Studio
2 30 (4.22%) Subversion
3 20 (2.81%) Maven
4 15 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (1.97%) Git (software)
6 12 (1.69%) Flash Builder
6 12 (1.69%) Ant
7 9 (1.27%) Eclipse
8 7 (0.98%) Bugzilla
8 7 (0.98%) JIRA
8 7 (0.98%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.84%) FogBugz
9 6 (0.84%) Hudson
9 6 (0.84%) AccuRev
9 6 (0.84%) MSI
9 6 (0.84%) JUnit
10 5 (0.70%) Selenium
10 5 (0.70%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.70%) WebDriver
10 5 (0.70%) MSBuild
General
1 136 (19.13%) Finance
2 76 (10.69%) Banking
3 25 (3.52%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.38%) Retail
5 22 (3.09%) Manufacturing
5 22 (3.09%) Electronics
6 21 (2.95%) Legal
7 18 (2.53%) Back Office
8 12 (1.69%) Marketing
9 9 (1.27%) Games
10 7 (0.98%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.98%) Publishing
11 6 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.84%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.84%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.42%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.42%) Russian Language
13 2 (0.28%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.28%) Automotive
13 2 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 129 (18.14%) Analyst
2 93 (13.08%) Developer
3 66 (9.28%) Software Engineer
4 58 (8.16%) IT Support
5 52 (7.31%) Support Analyst
6 42 (5.91%) Support Engineer
7 40 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 36 (5.06%) Administrator
9 30 (4.22%) DBA
10 25 (3.52%) IT Support Engineer
11 23 (3.23%) IT Support Analyst
11 23 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
12 21 (2.95%) Senior Developer
12 21 (2.95%) Desktop Support
12 21 (2.95%) Team Leader
13 20 (2.81%) 2nd Line Support
14 19 (2.67%) Java Developer
15 18 (2.53%) Software Developer
15 18 (2.53%) Systems Administrator
16 17 (2.39%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (15.33%) .NET
2 42 (5.91%) HTML
3 39 (5.49%) XML
4 37 (5.20%) ASP.NET
5 32 (4.50%) Web Services
6 26 (3.66%) .NET Framework
7 25 (3.52%) WPF
8 24 (3.38%) Qt
9 22 (3.09%) HTML5
9 22 (3.09%) WinForms
9 22 (3.09%) Spring
10 21 (2.95%) Hibernate
11 20 (2.81%) CSS
12 18 (2.53%) MFC
12 18 (2.53%) STL
13 17 (2.39%) ASP.NET MVC
13 17 (2.39%) jQuery
14 15 (2.11%) Application Packaging
14 15 (2.11%) J2EE
14 15 (2.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 55 (7.74%) Computer Science
1 55 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.36%) Data Centre
2 31 (4.36%) Management Information System
3 27 (3.80%) Visualisation
4 26 (3.66%) Mathematics
5 25 (3.52%) Clustering
6 21 (2.95%) Replication
6 21 (2.95%) Blackberry
7 13 (1.83%) Embedded Systems
7 13 (1.83%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.69%) HP StoreVirtual
8 12 (1.69%) Algorithms
9 10 (1.41%) N-Tier
10 9 (1.27%) CUDA
10 9 (1.27%) iPad
11 8 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.13%) SCADA
11 8 (1.13%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.13%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 195 (27.43%) Linux
2 144 (20.25%) UNIX
3 119 (16.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 87 (12.24%) Windows 7
5 82 (11.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 72 (10.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 60 (8.44%) Windows XP
8 54 (7.59%) Windows 8
9 49 (6.89%) Android
10 36 (5.06%) Apple iOS
11 24 (3.38%) Mac OS X
12 19 (2.67%) Solaris
13 15 (2.11%) AIX
14 13 (1.83%) Windows Phone
15 11 (1.55%) Mac OS
15 11 (1.55%) Windows 2000
16 10 (1.41%) zOS
17 9 (1.27%) Data ONTAP
18 6 (0.84%) Windows NT
19 4 (0.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (16.88%) ITIL
2 94 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (12.66%) Software Engineering
4 52 (7.31%) OO
5 47 (6.61%) SDLC
6 46 (6.47%) Information Security
7 44 (6.19%) Service Delivery
8 43 (6.05%) Mentoring
9 41 (5.77%) TDD
10 35 (4.92%) Unit Testing
11 30 (4.22%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (3.94%) Project Management
13 27 (3.80%) Service Management
14 26 (3.66%) Waterfall
15 25 (3.52%) PRINCE2
15 25 (3.52%) OOP
15 25 (3.52%) Scrum
16 22 (3.09%) MVC
16 22 (3.09%) Content Management
16 22 (3.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 170 (23.91%) SQL
2 89 (12.52%) C#
3 83 (11.67%) Java
4 62 (8.72%) C++
5 57 (8.02%) PowerShell
6 41 (5.77%) JavaScript
7 36 (5.06%) Python
8 34 (4.78%) Shell Script
8 34 (4.78%) C
9 26 (3.66%) Bash Shell
10 24 (3.38%) Perl
11 19 (2.67%) T-SQL
12 18 (2.53%) PL/SQL
13 17 (2.39%) VC++
14 14 (1.97%) PHP
15 13 (1.83%) Ruby
16 12 (1.69%) VBScript
17 6 (0.84%) VB.NET
18 5 (0.70%) VB
19 4 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 116 (16.32%) Degree
2 41 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (4.22%) CCNA
5 23 (3.23%) MCSE
6 22 (3.09%) CCNP
6 22 (3.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 18 (2.53%) CISSP
7 18 (2.53%) Security Cleared
8 13 (1.83%) ISTQB
8 13 (1.83%) HND
8 13 (1.83%) ISEB
9 10 (1.41%) MCITP
10 8 (1.13%) CISM
11 7 (0.98%) CISA
11 7 (0.98%) CISMP
11 7 (0.98%) SC Cleared
12 6 (0.84%) MBA
13 5 (0.70%) A+ Certification
13 5 (0.70%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (9.85%) SLA
2 20 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (2.39%) QA
4 10 (1.41%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.41%) COBIT
5 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.14%) COSO
System Software
1 177 (24.89%) Active Directory
2 110 (15.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (6.61%) vSphere
4 45 (6.33%) Hyper-V
4 45 (6.33%) XenApp
5 20 (2.81%) VMware ESX
6 13 (1.83%) XenDesktop
7 10 (1.41%) MetaFrame
7 10 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (1.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 7 (0.98%) ISA Server
9 7 (0.98%) Forefront TMG
10 6 (0.84%) Firmware
10 6 (0.84%) VMware Server
11 5 (0.70%) NFS
11 5 (0.70%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.14%) pfSense
13 1 (0.14%) iptables
Systems Management
1 72 (10.13%) SCCM
2 41 (5.77%) SCOM
3 13 (1.83%) SCVMM
3 13 (1.83%) Puppet
3 13 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (1.69%) Nagios
5 10 (1.41%) WSUS
6 8 (1.13%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.13%) Oracle RMAN
7 7 (0.98%) Data Guard
8 6 (0.84%) Backup Exec
8 6 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (0.70%) ITRS Geneos
9 5 (0.70%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (0.70%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 4 (0.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 4 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.28%) Control-M
Vendors
1 253 (35.58%) Microsoft
2 172 (24.19%) VMware
3 89 (12.52%) Citrix
4 83 (11.67%) Oracle
5 77 (10.83%) Cisco
6 49 (6.89%) HP
7 19 (2.67%) CheckPoint
8 18 (2.53%) IBM
9 17 (2.39%) NetApp
10 13 (1.83%) McAfee
10 13 (1.83%) Dell
11 12 (1.69%) EMC
11 12 (1.69%) Splunk
12 11 (1.55%) Hyland
12 11 (1.55%) Symantec
12 11 (1.55%) Red Hat
12 11 (1.55%) Veritas
13 10 (1.41%) CommVault
13 10 (1.41%) Sybase
13 10 (1.41%) SAP
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