The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK / Scotland
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 17 18
Rank change year-on-year -9 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 193 346 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.25% 11.68% 10.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.15% 54.15% 49.56%
Number of salaries quoted 124 221 226
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,250 £36,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year -0.68% +2.81%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 469 639 688
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 20.05% 21.57% 22.13%
Number of salaries quoted 267 384 407
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,878
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.46%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £24,208
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Windows as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Scotland

Windows
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Windows in Scotland

Windows
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Scotland over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows in Scotland

Windows
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 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -1 88 £37,500 -6.25% 19
Glasgow -21 68 £38,250 -0.64% 11
West Lothian +5 13 £42,500 +88.88% 1
Inverclyde -2 6 £38,000 +72.72% 1
Aberdeen +7 5 £48,750 +87.50% 1
Dundee +2 5 £40,000 - 3
Fife +2 4 £37,500 +29.31%
South Lanarkshire +2 4 £31,500 -7.35% 3
North Lanarkshire -1 3 £35,250 -
Scottish Borders -1 2 £27,750 +15.62% 2
Highlands - 1 £32,500 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £53,000 - 1
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Windows.

1 206 (44.69%) Windows Server
2 181 (39.26%) Active Directory
3 180 (39.05%) Microsoft
4 127 (27.55%) Linux
5 124 (26.90%) VMware
6 110 (23.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 108 (23.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 95 (20.61%) SQL Server
9 92 (19.96%) VMware Infrastructure
10 88 (19.09%) Finance
11 84 (18.22%) Firewall
12 83 (18.00%) PowerShell
13 82 (17.79%) SQL
14 79 (17.14%) ITIL
15 76 (16.49%) MS Exchange
16 75 (16.27%) MS Excel
16 75 (16.27%) Hyper-V
17 74 (16.05%) SCCM
18 73 (15.84%) Cisco
19 69 (14.97%) Citrix
20 64 (13.88%) C#
21 59 (12.80%) Python
21 59 (12.80%) Windows Server 2003
22 58 (12.58%) Degree
23 57 (12.36%) DNS
24 52 (11.28%) WAN
25 50 (10.85%) TCP/IP
25 50 (10.85%) Agile Software Development
25 50 (10.85%) Microsoft Azure
26 49 (10.63%) SAN

Windows
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 76 (16.49%) MS Exchange
2 37 (8.03%) IIS
3 28 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (4.56%) Skype for Business
5 19 (4.12%) Apache
6 18 (3.90%) Tomcat
7 14 (3.04%) SharePoint
8 10 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (1.52%) IBM Domino
10 7 (1.52%) JBoss
10 7 (1.52%) WebSphere
11 6 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (1.08%) Apache Pig
12 5 (1.08%) Apache Spark
12 5 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.87%) Confluence
14 3 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.43%) OpenStack
Applications
1 75 (16.27%) MS Excel
2 46 (9.98%) MS Office
3 4 (0.87%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.22%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.22%) Houdini
4 1 (0.22%) Maya
4 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) NUKE
4 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.65%) Fishtalk
1 3 (0.65%) Q-Pulse
2 2 (0.43%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.22%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 50 (10.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (8.46%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (8.46%) Office 365
3 13 (2.82%) SaaS
4 11 (2.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (2.17%) IaaS
6 8 (1.74%) PaaS
7 7 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (1.08%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.65%) iPaaS
10 2 (0.43%) G Suite
10 2 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.22%) GitHub
11 1 (0.22%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 84 (18.22%) Firewall
2 57 (12.36%) DNS
3 52 (11.28%) WAN
4 50 (10.85%) TCP/IP
5 49 (10.63%) SAN
6 47 (10.20%) LAN
7 41 (8.89%) DHCP
8 32 (6.94%) VPN
9 28 (6.07%) NAS
10 17 (3.69%) Skype
11 15 (3.25%) Internet
12 13 (2.82%) iSCSI
13 11 (2.39%) Network Security
13 11 (2.39%) VLAN
14 8 (1.74%) LDAP
15 5 (1.08%) HTTP
15 5 (1.08%) WLAN
16 4 (0.87%) IP Telephony
16 4 (0.87%) SSH
17 3 (0.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (20.61%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.64%) MySQL
3 15 (3.25%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.82%) SQL Server 2014
5 12 (2.60%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.30%) Big Data
7 5 (1.08%) Apache Hive
7 5 (1.08%) Flink
7 5 (1.08%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.08%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.87%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.65%) SQLBase
10 2 (0.43%) MS Access
10 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (4.12%) Jenkins
2 16 (3.47%) Git (software)
3 12 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (2.39%) Visual Studio
5 10 (2.17%) Subversion
6 9 (1.95%) Maven
7 7 (1.52%) JIRA
8 6 (1.30%) Eclipse
8 6 (1.30%) Moq
8 6 (1.30%) NUnit
9 4 (0.87%) JUnit
9 4 (0.87%) MSI
9 4 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.65%) GCC
10 3 (0.65%) MSTest
10 3 (0.65%) NSubstitute
10 3 (0.65%) NuGet
10 3 (0.65%) Rhino Mocks
10 3 (0.65%) Selenium
11 2 (0.43%) Vagrant
General
1 88 (19.09%) Finance
2 13 (2.82%) Banking
3 12 (2.60%) Games
4 10 (2.17%) Retail
5 7 (1.52%) Back Office
5 7 (1.52%) Electronics
5 7 (1.52%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.08%) Legal
7 4 (0.87%) Publishing
8 2 (0.43%) Billing
9 1 (0.22%) German Language
9 1 (0.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 83 (18.00%) Analyst
2 46 (9.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 46 (9.98%) Support Analyst
3 37 (8.03%) Support Engineer
4 36 (7.81%) Developer
5 30 (6.51%) Administrator
6 29 (6.29%) Consultant
6 29 (6.29%) IT Analyst
7 28 (6.07%) IT Support
8 25 (5.42%) IT Engineer
9 24 (5.21%) Systems Administrator
10 23 (4.99%) Software Engineer
11 22 (4.77%) Infrastructure Support
12 21 (4.56%) Security Engineer
13 20 (4.34%) Systems Engineer
13 20 (4.34%) Technical Analyst
14 19 (4.12%) Senior Analyst
15 17 (3.69%) IT Support Analyst
15 17 (3.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 15 (3.25%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (8.68%) .NET
2 23 (4.99%) Web Services
3 22 (4.77%) HTML
4 15 (3.25%) ASP.NET
5 12 (2.60%) CSS
6 11 (2.39%) AngularJS
6 11 (2.39%) REST
7 10 (2.17%) Middleware
7 10 (2.17%) XML
8 9 (1.95%) .NET Framework
8 9 (1.95%) LAMP
9 7 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (1.52%) SOAP
10 6 (1.30%) WebSphere MQ
10 6 (1.30%) WinForms
10 6 (1.30%) WPF
11 5 (1.08%) Entity Framework
11 5 (1.08%) jQuery
11 5 (1.08%) RESTful
11 5 (1.08%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.11%) Data Centre
2 22 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.90%) Computer Science
3 18 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.82%) Replication
5 10 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (1.95%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.52%) Blackberry
8 6 (1.30%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.30%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.30%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.08%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.87%) iPhone
10 4 (0.87%) PKI
11 3 (0.65%) Clustering
11 3 (0.65%) EPoS
11 3 (0.65%) iSeries
11 3 (0.65%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.65%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 206 (44.69%) Windows Server
2 127 (27.55%) Linux
3 110 (23.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 108 (23.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 59 (12.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 42 (9.11%) Unix
7 40 (8.68%) Windows 7
8 26 (5.64%) Windows 10
9 22 (4.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (3.90%) Solaris
11 17 (3.69%) Ubuntu
12 14 (3.04%) Android
13 13 (2.82%) CentOS
13 13 (2.82%) Windows XP
14 11 (2.39%) Apple iOS
14 11 (2.39%) Windows 8
15 9 (1.95%) Windows 2000
16 8 (1.74%) AIX
17 5 (1.08%) OpenVMS
18 3 (0.65%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (17.14%) ITIL
2 50 (10.85%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (7.81%) DevOps
4 34 (7.38%) Service Delivery
4 34 (7.38%) Software Engineering
5 26 (5.64%) IT Strategy
6 23 (4.99%) Configuration Management
6 23 (4.99%) SDLC
7 22 (4.77%) Mentoring
7 22 (4.77%) Service Management
8 19 (4.12%) Root Cause Analysis
9 18 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
10 17 (3.69%) Continuous Improvement
11 16 (3.47%) Open Source
12 15 (3.25%) OO
12 15 (3.25%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (3.04%) Asset Management
13 14 (3.04%) Change Control
13 14 (3.04%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 83 (18.00%) PowerShell
2 82 (17.79%) SQL
3 64 (13.88%) C#
4 59 (12.80%) Python
5 46 (9.98%) Java
6 43 (9.33%) C++
7 31 (6.72%) Bash Shell
8 28 (6.07%) Perl
9 27 (5.86%) C
9 27 (5.86%) JavaScript
10 26 (5.64%) VB
11 25 (5.42%) VBScript
12 22 (4.77%) Ruby
13 5 (1.08%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.87%) Bourne shell
14 4 (0.87%) Delphi
14 4 (0.87%) Embedded C
14 4 (0.87%) Korn
14 4 (0.87%) VB6
15 3 (0.65%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 58 (12.58%) Degree
2 26 (5.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (3.04%) MCSE
5 12 (2.60%) CCNA
5 12 (2.60%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.60%) Security Cleared
6 11 (2.39%) CREST Certified
7 10 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (1.95%) HND
9 8 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.08%) CISSP
10 5 (1.08%) MCITP
11 4 (0.87%) CCNP
11 4 (0.87%) MCSA
12 3 (0.65%) CCA
12 3 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.43%) MCP
13 2 (0.43%) MCTS
13 2 (0.43%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.64%) SLA
2 9 (1.95%) QA
3 8 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.65%) COBIT
4 3 (0.65%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.65%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.22%) HL7
System Software
1 181 (39.26%) Active Directory
2 92 (19.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (16.27%) Hyper-V
4 31 (6.72%) vSphere
5 29 (6.29%) XenApp
6 14 (3.04%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (2.82%) XenDesktop
8 10 (2.17%) Firmware
8 10 (2.17%) Terminal Server
9 9 (1.95%) BitLocker
9 9 (1.95%) NFS
10 8 (1.74%) ISA Server
10 8 (1.74%) Samba
10 8 (1.74%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (1.52%) Docker
12 6 (1.30%) Terminal Services
12 6 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (1.08%) Apache Flume
14 3 (0.65%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 74 (16.05%) SCCM
2 32 (6.94%) Opscode Chef
2 32 (6.94%) Puppet
3 24 (5.21%) SCOM
4 15 (3.25%) Ansible
5 12 (2.60%) Nagios
6 9 (1.95%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (1.52%) Check_MK
7 7 (1.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 6 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (1.08%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (1.08%) Kubernetes
9 5 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (1.08%) Mesos
9 5 (1.08%) SCVMM
9 5 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (0.87%) DameWare
10 4 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (0.65%) MOM
11 3 (0.65%) yum
Vendors
1 180 (39.05%) Microsoft
2 124 (26.90%) VMware
3 73 (15.84%) Cisco
4 69 (14.97%) Citrix
5 28 (6.07%) Oracle
6 27 (5.86%) Red Hat
7 22 (4.77%) Symantec
8 15 (3.25%) CheckPoint
9 14 (3.04%) HP
10 13 (2.82%) Dell
10 13 (2.82%) IBM
11 12 (2.60%) Riverbed
12 11 (2.39%) Brocade
13 10 (2.17%) Intel Security
13 10 (2.17%) Palo Alto
13 10 (2.17%) Perforce
14 9 (1.95%) Apple
14 9 (1.95%) EMC
14 9 (1.95%) Percona
14 9 (1.95%) Sourcefire
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