Period
to 11 July 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 11 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 17 14
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 +5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 149 350 289
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Edinburgh 12.78% 12.80% 10.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.60% 54.52% 54.84%
Number of salaries quoted 86 251 177
Median annual salary £45,000 £38,500 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.88% +11.59% -13.75%
10th Percentile £21,500 £27,750 £26,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,627 £53,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £38,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year +16.88% +11.59% -10.97%

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 268 642 527
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 22.98% 23.48% 19.26%
Number of salaries quoted 141 429 309
Median annual salary £46,820 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.20% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,750 £26,700
90th Percentile £71,250 £62,500 £59,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,225
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.09% +3.06%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Edinburgh

Windows
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Windows in Edinburgh

Windows
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Windows in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 57 (38.26%) Microsoft
2 55 (36.91%) Active Directory
2 55 (36.91%) Linux
3 48 (32.21%) Windows Server
4 45 (30.20%) Finance
5 43 (28.86%) Office 365
6 42 (28.19%) Azure
7 37 (24.83%) VMware
8 34 (22.82%) AWS
9 32 (21.48%) PowerShell
10 31 (20.81%) Windows 10
11 30 (20.13%) SQL Server
12 29 (19.46%) Python
13 28 (18.79%) VMware Infrastructure
14 27 (18.12%) SQL
15 25 (16.78%) Problem-Solving
15 25 (16.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 24 (16.11%) Agile Software Development
17 22 (14.77%) Degree
18 21 (14.09%) DevOps
19 19 (12.75%) DNS
20 17 (11.41%) WAN
21 16 (10.74%) Citrix
22 15 (10.07%) Configuration Management
22 15 (10.07%) Firewall
22 15 (10.07%) C#
23 14 (9.40%) Java
23 14 (9.40%) SCCM
23 14 (9.40%) Ansible
23 14 (9.40%) Hyper-V

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 7 (4.70%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.36%) IIS
2 5 (3.36%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.68%) ArcGIS
4 3 (2.01%) Apache
4 3 (2.01%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.34%) JBoss
6 1 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.67%) CMS
6 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.67%) nginx
6 1 (0.67%) SAS
6 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (8.05%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.34%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.67%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 43 (28.86%) Office 365
2 42 (28.19%) Azure
3 34 (22.82%) AWS
4 10 (6.71%) GCP
5 9 (6.04%) PaaS
6 8 (5.37%) IaaS
6 8 (5.37%) SaaS
7 7 (4.70%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (2.68%) Serverless
9 3 (2.01%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (2.01%) GitHub
10 2 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.67%) Apigee
11 1 (0.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.67%) Datadog
11 1 (0.67%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.67%) Kong
11 1 (0.67%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.67%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.75%) DNS
2 17 (11.41%) WAN
3 15 (10.07%) Firewall
4 13 (8.72%) DHCP
5 9 (6.04%) LAN
6 7 (4.70%) Network Security
6 7 (4.70%) VLAN
7 6 (4.03%) TCP/IP
7 6 (4.03%) VPN
8 5 (3.36%) MPLS
8 5 (3.36%) VoIP
9 4 (2.68%) ADSL
9 4 (2.68%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (2.68%) SAN
9 4 (2.68%) Skype
9 4 (2.68%) Wireshark
10 3 (2.01%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.01%) NAS
10 3 (2.01%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.34%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (20.13%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.04%) RDBMS
2 9 (6.04%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.36%) GIS
4 3 (2.01%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (2.01%) MySQL
4 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.67%) Aerospike
5 1 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.67%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.67%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.67%) Hazelcast
5 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.67%) Redis
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (7.38%) Jenkins
2 9 (6.04%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.04%) Octopus Deploy
2 9 (6.04%) TeamCity
3 8 (5.37%) IBM UrbanCode
3 8 (5.37%) Visual Studio
4 7 (4.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (4.70%) Travis CI
5 4 (2.68%) Bugzilla
5 4 (2.68%) TestLink
6 2 (1.34%) JIRA
6 2 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.34%) Xcode
7 1 (0.67%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.67%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.67%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.67%) Selenium
7 1 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.67%) Zephyr
General
1 45 (30.20%) Finance
2 10 (6.71%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.03%) Banking
4 5 (3.36%) Public Sector
5 4 (2.68%) Billing
6 3 (2.01%) Legal
6 3 (2.01%) Retail
7 1 (0.67%) Housing Association
7 1 (0.67%) Law
7 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (12.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (8.05%) Analyst
3 11 (7.38%) Administrator
3 11 (7.38%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (6.71%) Consultant
4 10 (6.71%) IT Support
4 10 (6.71%) Support Engineer
5 9 (6.04%) Support Analyst
6 8 (5.37%) Cloud Engineer
6 8 (5.37%) Developer
6 8 (5.37%) DevOps Consultant
6 8 (5.37%) IT Engineer
6 8 (5.37%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 7 (4.70%) IT Analyst
7 7 (4.70%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.03%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (4.03%) IT Support Analyst
8 6 (4.03%) Technology Manager
8 6 (4.03%) Test Engineer
9 5 (3.36%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.72%) Web Services
2 8 (5.37%) .NET
3 7 (4.70%) Elastic Stack
4 6 (4.03%) REST
5 5 (3.36%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.68%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.68%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (2.68%) Ember.js
6 4 (2.68%) KnockoutJS
6 4 (2.68%) ServiceStack
6 4 (2.68%) WinForms
7 3 (2.01%) HTML
7 3 (2.01%) HTML5
7 3 (2.01%) LAMP
7 3 (2.01%) Middleware
8 2 (1.34%) Node.js
8 2 (1.34%) React Native
8 2 (1.34%) RESTful
9 1 (0.67%) ONVIF
9 1 (0.67%) React
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.70%) Renewable Energy
1 7 (4.70%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.03%) Public Cloud
3 5 (3.36%) Cloud Native
3 5 (3.36%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.36%) PKI
4 4 (2.68%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.68%) User Experience
5 3 (2.01%) SCADA
5 3 (2.01%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.34%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.34%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.34%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.34%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.67%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (0.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 55 (36.91%) Linux
2 48 (32.21%) Windows Server
3 31 (20.81%) Windows 10
4 13 (8.72%) Windows Server 2016
5 12 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (6.04%) Unix
6 9 (6.04%) Windows 7
7 7 (4.70%) Mesosphere
7 7 (4.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.01%) Android
8 3 (2.01%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.67%) AIX
9 1 (0.67%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.67%) Solaris
9 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 25 (16.78%) Problem-Solving
2 24 (16.11%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (14.09%) DevOps
4 15 (10.07%) Configuration Management
5 13 (8.72%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (8.05%) Mentoring
7 10 (6.71%) SIEM
7 10 (6.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (6.04%) Decision-Making
8 9 (6.04%) ITIL
8 9 (6.04%) Migration
8 9 (6.04%) Software Engineering
8 9 (6.04%) Technical Leadership
9 8 (5.37%) Backlog Prioritisation
9 8 (5.37%) Continuous Deployment
9 8 (5.37%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (5.37%) Data Protection
9 8 (5.37%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 32 (21.48%) PowerShell
2 29 (19.46%) Python
3 27 (18.12%) SQL
4 15 (10.07%) C#
5 14 (9.40%) Java
6 13 (8.72%) T-SQL
7 12 (8.05%) Bash Shell
8 9 (6.04%) Go
8 9 (6.04%) JavaScript
9 5 (3.36%) Ruby
10 3 (2.01%) C++
11 2 (1.34%) Apple Swift
11 2 (1.34%) Kotlin
11 2 (1.34%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.34%) VB
12 1 (0.67%) C
12 1 (0.67%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.67%) Groovy
12 1 (0.67%) Perl
12 1 (0.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (14.77%) Degree
2 7 (4.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.03%) CCNA
3 6 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (3.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.01%) CCNP
5 3 (2.01%) MCSE
6 2 (1.34%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.34%) MCSA
6 2 (1.34%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.67%) CISM
7 1 (0.67%) CISSP
7 1 (0.67%) HND
7 1 (0.67%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.67%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.67%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.68%) GDPR
1 4 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.01%) COBIT
2 3 (2.01%) SLA
3 2 (1.34%) NIST
3 2 (1.34%) QA
4 1 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 55 (36.91%) Active Directory
2 28 (18.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (9.40%) Hyper-V
4 11 (7.38%) Docker
5 6 (4.03%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (3.36%) vSphere
6 5 (3.36%) XenApp
7 3 (2.01%) VirtualBox
7 3 (2.01%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.34%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.34%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.67%) Firmware
9 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (9.40%) Ansible
1 14 (9.40%) SCCM
2 12 (8.05%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (8.05%) Puppet
2 12 (8.05%) Terraform
3 10 (6.71%) Kubernetes
4 8 (5.37%) Consul
4 8 (5.37%) Prometheus
5 7 (4.70%) Automic
6 6 (4.03%) WSUS
7 4 (2.68%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.01%) Nagios
9 2 (1.34%) FortiGate
9 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.34%) SCOM
10 1 (0.67%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 57 (38.26%) Microsoft
2 37 (24.83%) VMware
3 16 (10.74%) Citrix
4 13 (8.72%) Cisco
4 13 (8.72%) Oracle
5 11 (7.38%) Veeam
6 9 (6.04%) Splunk
7 6 (4.03%) Veritas
8 5 (3.36%) Dell
8 5 (3.36%) Google
9 4 (2.68%) ESRI
9 4 (2.68%) LogRhythm
9 4 (2.68%) Zerto
10 3 (2.01%) BT
10 3 (2.01%) IBM
10 3 (2.01%) Palo Alto
10 3 (2.01%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.34%) Ingenico
12 1 (0.67%) AppDynamics
12 1 (0.67%) Zscaler