Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Windows Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server over the 6 months to 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 91 65 48
Rank change year-on-year -26 -17 +17
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 145 222 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.88% 4.02% 4.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.17% 20.15% 22.10%
Number of salaries quoted 84 166 154
Scotland median annual salary £37,000 £41,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.84% +9.21% -5.00%
10th Percentile £24,525 £30,000 £24,300
90th Percentile £52,500 £60,000 £54,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

Windows Server 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 Scotland with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,023 1,102 991
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.34% 19.95% 21.27%
Number of salaries quoted 668 740 673
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,998 £26,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +1.15%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Scotland

Windows Server
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Windows Server in Scotland

Windows Server
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Windows Server in Scotland

Windows Server
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 Server within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -39 60 £38,750 -13.89% 10
Glasgow +11 54 £36,000 -7.10% 9
West Lothian -15 7 £30,000 -14.29% 1
South Lanarkshire +6 6 £30,000 -30.23%
Fife -1 4 £24,000 +23.08%
Scottish Borders - 4 £40,000 -
Dundee +14 3 £41,250 +17.86% 1
South Ayrshire - 2 £28,500 -
Aberdeen -2 1 £26,500 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £45,000 -
North Ayrshire - 1 £34,000 -
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, IT jobs citing Windows Server 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 139 (95.86%) Windows
2 72 (49.66%) Microsoft
3 59 (40.69%) Active Directory
4 53 (36.55%) Linux
5 50 (34.48%) SQL Server
6 44 (30.34%) VMware
7 40 (27.59%) SQL
8 35 (24.14%) Office 365
8 35 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (22.07%) VMware Infrastructure
9 32 (22.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (19.31%) DNS
11 24 (16.55%) SCCM
11 24 (16.55%) Finance
12 23 (15.86%) Firewall
12 23 (15.86%) Unix
13 20 (13.79%) Oracle
13 20 (13.79%) ITIL
13 20 (13.79%) DHCP
13 20 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
14 19 (13.10%) MS Exchange
15 18 (12.41%) SLA
15 18 (12.41%) Microsoft Office
15 18 (12.41%) Problem-Solving
16 17 (11.72%) DevOps
16 17 (11.72%) Hyper-V
16 17 (11.72%) Degree
17 16 (11.03%) Cisco
17 16 (11.03%) Oracle Database
17 16 (11.03%) Windows 10

Windows Server
Co-occurring 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 19 (13.10%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.83%) IIS
3 6 (4.14%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.76%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.07%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.38%) Apache
7 2 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.38%) JBoss
7 2 (1.38%) WildFly
8 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.69%) CMS
8 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.69%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (12.41%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.45%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 35 (24.14%) Office 365
2 20 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.07%) SaaS
4 3 (2.07%) Serverless
5 2 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.38%) PaaS
6 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.69%) IaaS
6 1 (0.69%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 28 (19.31%) DNS
2 23 (15.86%) Firewall
3 20 (13.79%) DHCP
4 15 (10.34%) LAN
5 14 (9.66%) WAN
6 9 (6.21%) SAN
7 8 (5.52%) Internet
7 8 (5.52%) TCP/IP
8 6 (4.14%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (3.45%) VPN
9 5 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (2.76%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (2.76%) VoIP
11 3 (2.07%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (2.07%) Network Security
11 3 (2.07%) VLAN
12 2 (1.38%) BGP
12 2 (1.38%) Skype
13 1 (0.69%) Modbus
13 1 (0.69%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 16 (11.03%) Oracle Database
3 13 (8.97%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (5.52%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.69%) DB2
9 1 (0.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (4.14%) Hudson
2 2 (1.38%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.38%) HP UFT
2 2 (1.38%) Ranorex
2 2 (1.38%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.69%) webpack
General
1 24 (16.55%) Finance
2 10 (6.90%) Retail
3 4 (2.76%) Electronics
4 2 (1.38%) Banking
4 2 (1.38%) Local Government
4 2 (1.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (17.24%) Administrator
2 21 (14.48%) DBA
3 15 (10.34%) Support Engineer
4 13 (8.97%) Oracle DBA
5 12 (8.28%) Developer
6 11 (7.59%) Analyst
6 11 (7.59%) IT Support
7 10 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (6.90%) IT Engineer
8 9 (6.21%) IT Support Engineer
8 9 (6.21%) Support Analyst
8 9 (6.21%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (5.52%) Applications Support
10 7 (4.83%) IT Administrator
10 7 (4.83%) IT Manager
11 6 (4.14%) .NET Developer
11 6 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (4.14%) Windows Engineer
12 5 (3.45%) Active Directory Consultant
12 5 (3.45%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.59%) .NET
2 10 (6.90%) Web Services
3 8 (5.52%) jQuery
4 7 (4.83%) .NET Framework
4 7 (4.83%) ASP.NET
5 6 (4.14%) WCF
6 5 (3.45%) CSS
6 5 (3.45%) XML
7 4 (2.76%) HTML
7 4 (2.76%) LAMP
7 4 (2.76%) LDAP
8 2 (1.38%) CGI
9 1 (0.69%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.69%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.69%) Node.js
9 1 (0.69%) Razor View Engine
9 1 (0.69%) Redux
9 1 (0.69%) SOAP
9 1 (0.69%) WAP
9 1 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.52%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.83%) Driving Licence
3 6 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.14%) Clustering
3 6 (4.14%) Public Cloud
4 5 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.07%) Cloud Native
5 3 (2.07%) Fintech
6 1 (0.69%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.69%) AS400
6 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.69%) EPoS
6 1 (0.69%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.69%) PMI
6 1 (0.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 139 (95.86%) Windows
2 53 (36.55%) Linux
3 35 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (22.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (15.86%) Unix
6 16 (11.03%) Windows 10
7 7 (4.83%) Windows 7
8 6 (4.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.45%) Mac OS
10 3 (2.07%) CentOS
11 2 (1.38%) Android
11 2 (1.38%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.38%) Debian
11 2 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.69%) AIX
12 1 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (13.79%) ITIL
2 18 (12.41%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (11.72%) DevOps
4 16 (11.03%) High Availability
5 15 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (9.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 12 (8.28%) Computer Science
7 12 (8.28%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (7.59%) Change Control
8 11 (7.59%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (6.21%) Service Delivery
11 8 (5.52%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (5.52%) Test Automation
12 7 (4.83%) Change Management
12 7 (4.83%) MVC
12 7 (4.83%) Process Improvement
12 7 (4.83%) Service Management
12 7 (4.83%) Technical Leadership
13 6 (4.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (27.59%) SQL
2 14 (9.66%) C#
3 13 (8.97%) PowerShell
3 13 (8.97%) Python
4 8 (5.52%) Perl
5 7 (4.83%) Shell Script
6 6 (4.14%) Bash Shell
6 6 (4.14%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.45%) Ruby
8 4 (2.76%) C++
8 4 (2.76%) Java
8 4 (2.76%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.07%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.07%) VBScript
10 1 (0.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (11.72%) Degree
2 9 (6.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.14%) MCSA
5 5 (3.45%) MCSE
6 4 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.07%) CCNA
7 3 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.69%) CCNP
8 1 (0.69%) MCP
8 1 (0.69%) MCSD
8 1 (0.69%) MCTS
8 1 (0.69%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.69%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.41%) SLA
2 4 (2.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 59 (40.69%) Active Directory
2 32 (22.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (11.72%) Hyper-V
4 13 (8.97%) Oracle Clusterware
4 13 (8.97%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (6.90%) vSphere
6 7 (4.83%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (3.45%) Docker
8 4 (2.76%) Firmware
8 4 (2.76%) NFS
8 4 (2.76%) Samba
8 4 (2.76%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.07%) BitLocker
9 3 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (2.07%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.38%) KVM
10 2 (1.38%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.38%) XenApp
11 1 (0.69%) iptables
11 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 24 (16.55%) SCCM
2 13 (8.97%) Data Guard
3 10 (6.90%) Failover Clustering
4 7 (4.83%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (4.83%) Puppet
5 5 (3.45%) SCOM
6 3 (2.07%) Ansible
6 3 (2.07%) Kubernetes
6 3 (2.07%) PowerCLI
7 2 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.69%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.69%) Salt
8 1 (0.69%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.69%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.69%) vMotion
Vendors
1 72 (49.66%) Microsoft
2 44 (30.34%) VMware
3 20 (13.79%) Oracle
4 16 (11.03%) Cisco
5 14 (9.66%) Citrix
6 5 (3.45%) HP
6 5 (3.45%) IBM
6 5 (3.45%) Meraki
7 4 (2.76%) Fiserv
8 3 (2.07%) 3PAR
8 3 (2.07%) Brocade
8 3 (2.07%) IDERA
8 3 (2.07%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.07%) RedGate
9 2 (1.38%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.69%) Apple
10 1 (0.69%) BMC
10 1 (0.69%) EMC
10 1 (0.69%) Juniper
10 1 (0.69%) Veritas