Period
to 21 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 21 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 19 11
Rank change year-on-year +1 -8 +7
Permanent jobs citing Windows 229 246 358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 12.31% 9.91% 13.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.58% 48.33% 63.70%
Number of salaries quoted 141 160 233
Edinburgh median annual salary £33,000 £41,250 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +21.32% -9.33%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,925 £26,500
90th Percentile £50,000 £70,000 £53,750
Scotland median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -3.75% +6.67% -1.32%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 412 509 562
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 22.15% 20.51% 20.82%
Number of salaries quoted 225 340 354
Edinburgh median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -17.65%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £63,250 £67,500 £53,750
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £39,250
% change year-on-year - +8.28% -5.42%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Edinburgh

Windows
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Windows in Edinburgh

Windows
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Windows in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Windows.

1 85 (37.12%) Active Directory
2 73 (31.88%) Linux
3 70 (30.57%) Degree
4 69 (30.13%) Microsoft
5 58 (25.33%) Windows 10
6 57 (24.89%) Office 365
7 55 (24.02%) Windows Server
7 55 (24.02%) Finance
8 49 (21.40%) PowerShell
9 47 (20.52%) C#
10 46 (20.09%) VMware
11 45 (19.65%) Software Engineering
12 42 (18.34%) C++
13 39 (17.03%) Java
14 37 (16.16%) SQL
14 37 (16.16%) Python
15 36 (15.72%) Azure
16 34 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
16 34 (14.85%) Numerate Degree
17 31 (13.54%) Innovative Thinking
17 31 (13.54%) .NET
17 31 (13.54%) SQL Server
17 31 (13.54%) Robotics
18 30 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
18 30 (13.10%) Problem-Solving
19 27 (11.79%) Big Data
20 26 (11.35%) Git (software)
20 26 (11.35%) Microsoft Office
21 24 (10.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 22 (9.61%) Cisco

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 18 (7.86%) SharePoint
2 17 (7.42%) MS Exchange
2 17 (7.42%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.75%) Apache
3 4 (1.75%) IIS
4 3 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.31%) nginx
5 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.87%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.44%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.44%) SAS
6 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (11.35%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 57 (24.89%) Office 365
2 36 (15.72%) Azure
3 21 (9.17%) AWS
4 9 (3.93%) Serverless
5 6 (2.62%) Mimecast
6 4 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.31%) GCP
7 3 (1.31%) GitHub
8 2 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.87%) IaaS
8 2 (0.87%) PaaS
8 2 (0.87%) SaaS
9 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.44%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.86%) DNS
2 17 (7.42%) DHCP
2 17 (7.42%) Skype
3 16 (6.99%) Firewall
4 12 (5.24%) WAN
5 9 (3.93%) SAN
6 6 (2.62%) VPN
7 5 (2.18%) MPLS
7 5 (2.18%) VLAN
8 4 (1.75%) LAN
8 4 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (1.75%) SNA
8 4 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.31%) HTTP
10 2 (0.87%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.87%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.87%) NAS
10 2 (0.87%) RTSP
10 2 (0.87%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.87%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (13.54%) SQL Server
2 27 (11.79%) Big Data
3 20 (8.73%) GIS
4 13 (5.68%) Data Mining
5 7 (3.06%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.18%) MySQL
6 5 (2.18%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.87%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.87%) Redis
8 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.44%) MS Access
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (11.35%) Git (software)
2 21 (9.17%) Visual Studio
3 18 (7.86%) NetBeans
4 6 (2.62%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.75%) JIRA
5 4 (1.75%) MSI
6 3 (1.31%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.87%) GoCD
7 2 (0.87%) IBM UrbanCode
7 2 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.87%) Subversion
7 2 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.87%) Xcode
8 1 (0.44%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.44%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.44%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.44%) TestLink
General
1 55 (24.02%) Finance
2 7 (3.06%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.62%) Banking
4 5 (2.18%) Public Sector
5 4 (1.75%) Legal
6 3 (1.31%) Law
6 3 (1.31%) Retail
7 2 (0.87%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.87%) Games
7 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.44%) Automotive
8 1 (0.44%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 41 (17.90%) Software Engineer
2 29 (12.66%) Analyst
3 25 (10.92%) Graduate
4 24 (10.48%) Senior Software Engineer
4 24 (10.48%) Support Analyst
5 23 (10.04%) Administrator
6 20 (8.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (8.30%) C# Software Engineer
7 19 (8.30%) IT Engineer
8 18 (7.86%) Java Engineer
8 18 (7.86%) Java Software Engineer
9 17 (7.42%) C++ Software Engineer
9 17 (7.42%) Desktop Support
10 16 (6.99%) Support Engineer
11 13 (5.68%) Cloud Engineer
11 13 (5.68%) Graduate Software Engineer
11 13 (5.68%) Security Engineer
11 13 (5.68%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
12 12 (5.24%) Desktop Engineer
12 12 (5.24%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (13.54%) .NET
2 22 (9.61%) SOAP
2 22 (9.61%) Web Services
3 19 (8.30%) RESTful
3 19 (8.30%) WPF
4 18 (7.86%) Swing
5 14 (6.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 9 (3.93%) OpenCV
7 7 (3.06%) REST
8 6 (2.62%) .NET Core
9 5 (2.18%) HTML
9 5 (2.18%) STL
10 4 (1.75%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.75%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (1.75%) LAMP
10 4 (1.75%) MFC
10 4 (1.75%) ONVIF
11 3 (1.31%) CSS
11 3 (1.31%) HTML5
12 2 (0.87%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.54%) Robotics
2 14 (6.11%) Algorithms
3 12 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.80%) Security Operations Centre
5 10 (4.37%) Cloud Native
5 10 (4.37%) Public Cloud
6 7 (3.06%) Client/Server
6 7 (3.06%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.06%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.62%) Driving Licence
8 5 (2.18%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.75%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.75%) RSA SecurID
10 3 (1.31%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.31%) User Experience
10 3 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.87%) PKI
12 1 (0.44%) 3D Graphics
12 1 (0.44%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 73 (31.88%) Linux
2 58 (25.33%) Windows 10
3 55 (24.02%) Windows Server
4 17 (7.42%) Windows 7
5 12 (5.24%) Unix
6 10 (4.37%) Apple iOS
7 9 (3.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.62%) Android
10 5 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.18%) VMS
11 3 (1.31%) CentOS
11 3 (1.31%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.87%) Debian
12 2 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.44%) SUSE
13 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (19.65%) Software Engineering
2 34 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (13.54%) Innovative Thinking
4 30 (13.10%) Problem-Solving
5 24 (10.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 20 (8.73%) Cybersecurity
7 19 (8.30%) SIEM
8 18 (7.86%) SOA
8 18 (7.86%) Software Testing
9 17 (7.42%) Mathematics
10 15 (6.55%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (6.55%) Machine Learning
11 14 (6.11%) Test Automation
12 13 (5.68%) Deep Learning
12 13 (5.68%) Security Operations
13 12 (5.24%) Performance Tuning
14 11 (4.80%) Continuous Delivery
14 11 (4.80%) Data Protection
14 11 (4.80%) DevOps
14 11 (4.80%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 49 (21.40%) PowerShell
2 47 (20.52%) C#
3 42 (18.34%) C++
4 39 (17.03%) Java
5 37 (16.16%) Python
5 37 (16.16%) SQL
6 20 (8.73%) Bash Shell
7 13 (5.68%) JavaScript
8 12 (5.24%) Ruby
9 10 (4.37%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.18%) VBScript
11 4 (1.75%) VB
12 3 (1.31%) Groovy
12 3 (1.31%) Perl
13 2 (0.87%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.87%) Go
13 2 (0.87%) Kotlin
13 2 (0.87%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.87%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 70 (30.57%) Degree
2 34 (14.85%) Numerate Degree
3 12 (5.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.06%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.18%) CCNA
5 5 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.18%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.75%) A+ Certification
6 4 (1.75%) CCNP
6 4 (1.75%) HND
6 4 (1.75%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.31%) MCSE
8 2 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.87%) HNC
8 2 (0.87%) MCTS
9 1 (0.44%) MCSA
9 1 (0.44%) PhD
9 1 (0.44%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (2.18%) SLA
2 4 (1.75%) QA
3 3 (1.31%) GDPR
3 3 (1.31%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 85 (37.12%) Active Directory
2 30 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.99%) Hyper-V
4 13 (5.68%) Virtual Desktop
5 11 (4.80%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (3.06%) vCloud
6 7 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (2.62%) vSphere
8 5 (2.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.75%) BitLocker
9 4 (1.75%) Docker
9 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.87%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.87%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.87%) XenApp
11 1 (0.44%) Dovecot
11 1 (0.44%) Firmware
11 1 (0.44%) Postfix
11 1 (0.44%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 22 (9.61%) SCCM
2 15 (6.55%) WSUS
3 11 (4.80%) Ansible
4 8 (3.49%) Terraform
5 7 (3.06%) vCenter Server
6 6 (2.62%) NetBackup
6 6 (2.62%) Puppet
7 5 (2.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.75%) SCOM
8 4 (1.75%) vRealize
9 3 (1.31%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (1.31%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.87%) Consul
10 2 (0.87%) Grafana
10 2 (0.87%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.87%) Rundeck
10 2 (0.87%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 69 (30.13%) Microsoft
2 46 (20.09%) VMware
3 22 (9.61%) Cisco
4 12 (5.24%) Veeam
5 9 (3.93%) Oracle
6 8 (3.49%) Dell
7 7 (3.06%) Citrix
8 6 (2.62%) iManage
8 6 (2.62%) Kaspersky
8 6 (2.62%) LogRhythm
8 6 (2.62%) Veritas
8 6 (2.62%) Zerto
9 5 (2.18%) Palo Alto
10 4 (1.75%) Aruba
10 4 (1.75%) HP
10 4 (1.75%) Ingenico
10 4 (1.75%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.31%) Ivanti
11 3 (1.31%) Xamarin
12 2 (0.87%) RedGate