Period
to 23 February 2018

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 6 months to 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 15 16
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 641 469 754
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.32% 10.09% 12.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.75% 49.21% 48.71%
Number of salaries quoted 438 331 476
Scotland median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.32% -5.00% +10.34%
10th Percentile £23,675 £24,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £54,825 £52,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £38,123 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.92% -4.69% +3.23%

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 Scotland with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,110 953 1,548
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.60% 20.49% 25.17%
Number of salaries quoted 724 621 894
Scotland median annual salary £39,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.82% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,975 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% - +2.35%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 23 February 2018.

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 6 months to 23 February 2018. 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 +7 352 £34,000 -9.33% 49
Glasgow -10 173 £40,000 -1.23% 50
Fife +7 23 £35,000 +7.69% 5
West Lothian -2 18 £37,500 +1.35% 5
Dundee +4 14 £30,000 -7.69% 7
Aberdeen -3 12 £38,000 -24.00% 6
North Lanarkshire -7 11 £47,500 +35.71% 4
Stirling +4 8 £24,000 -20.00%
Inverclyde +2 7 £38,000 - 2
Lanarkshire - 5 £26,500 -
South Lanarkshire -8 3 £26,000 -6.31%
Aberdeenshire - 3 £34,500 -
Renfrewshire +1 2 £27,500 -33.73% 14
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £48,250 - 2
Highlands 0 1 £20,500 -36.92%
Midlothian -1 1 £35,000 +27.27% 2
Argyll and Bute -2 1 - -
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Windows.

1 224 (34.95%) Linux
2 216 (33.70%) Microsoft
3 210 (32.76%) Windows Server
4 177 (27.61%) SQL
5 166 (25.90%) Active Directory
6 158 (24.65%) VMware
7 151 (23.56%) SQL Server
8 132 (20.59%) C#
9 128 (19.97%) Java
10 123 (19.19%) C++
11 116 (18.10%) .NET
12 111 (17.32%) Microsoft Azure
13 108 (16.85%) Software Engineering
14 107 (16.69%) ITIL
15 106 (16.54%) Windows Server 2012
16 103 (16.07%) Git (software)
17 102 (15.91%) Finance
18 98 (15.29%) Unix
19 94 (14.66%) Agile Software Development
19 94 (14.66%) Degree
19 94 (14.66%) VMware Infrastructure
20 92 (14.35%) DevOps
21 89 (13.88%) PowerShell
22 87 (13.57%) Cisco
23 84 (13.10%) SCCM
24 83 (12.95%) Firewall
25 81 (12.64%) Innovative Thinking
26 77 (12.01%) Amazon AWS
27 76 (11.86%) Python
28 75 (11.70%) Robotics

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 60 (9.36%) MS Exchange
2 21 (3.28%) IIS
2 21 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.50%) Skype for Business
4 15 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (2.03%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.72%) SAS
8 10 (1.56%) JBoss
9 8 (1.25%) IBM Domino
9 8 (1.25%) WebSphere
10 7 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (0.94%) Apache
12 5 (0.78%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.62%) Oracle Application Server
13 4 (0.62%) Oracle UPK
14 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.47%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.31%) nginx
Applications
1 61 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.31%) EngageOne
3 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.56%) Elite 3E
2 7 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.78%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 4 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.31%) Magento
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 111 (17.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 77 (12.01%) Amazon AWS
3 67 (10.45%) Office 365
4 22 (3.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 18 (2.81%) SaaS
6 15 (2.34%) npm
7 13 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (2.03%) PaaS
8 12 (1.87%) Dynamics 365
9 11 (1.72%) Mimecast
10 9 (1.40%) IaaS
11 6 (0.94%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.62%) GitHub
14 3 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.47%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 2 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.31%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 83 (12.95%) Firewall
2 67 (10.45%) DNS
3 56 (8.74%) DHCP
4 55 (8.58%) SAN
5 47 (7.33%) VPN
6 29 (4.52%) TCP/IP
7 27 (4.21%) LAN
8 23 (3.59%) VLAN
8 23 (3.59%) WAN
9 15 (2.34%) Internet
9 15 (2.34%) IP Telephony
10 14 (2.18%) VoIP
11 13 (2.03%) SSH
12 12 (1.87%) SSL
13 10 (1.56%) Network Security
13 10 (1.56%) Wireless
14 9 (1.40%) Skype
15 8 (1.25%) NAS
16 7 (1.09%) HTTP
16 7 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (23.56%) SQL Server
2 52 (8.11%) Big Data
3 28 (4.37%) GIS
4 22 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (3.28%) Data Mining
5 21 (3.28%) MySQL
6 19 (2.96%) NoSQL
7 16 (2.50%) Relational Database
8 14 (2.18%) DB2
9 13 (2.03%) Oracle Database
10 11 (1.72%) MongoDB
11 9 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
12 8 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (1.25%) Oracle Database 12c
12 8 (1.25%) Redis
12 8 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 103 (16.07%) Git (software)
2 58 (9.05%) Jenkins
3 37 (5.77%) Visual Studio
4 36 (5.62%) Subversion
5 32 (4.99%) JIRA
6 31 (4.84%) Maven
7 30 (4.68%) NetBeans
7 30 (4.68%) Selenium
7 30 (4.68%) SonarQube
8 29 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 25 (3.90%) CMake
9 25 (3.90%) NuGet
10 24 (3.74%) Artifactory
10 24 (3.74%) Bugzilla
10 24 (3.74%) MSBuild
10 24 (3.74%) Phabricator
10 24 (3.74%) Ranorex
11 20 (3.12%) Octopus Deploy
12 19 (2.96%) GoCD
13 18 (2.81%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 102 (15.91%) Finance
2 20 (3.12%) Advertising
2 20 (3.12%) Banking
3 16 (2.50%) Legal
4 8 (1.25%) Games
4 8 (1.25%) Manufacturing
4 8 (1.25%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.09%) Retail
5 7 (1.09%) Retail Banking
6 6 (0.94%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.78%) Electronics
8 4 (0.62%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.62%) Law
9 3 (0.47%) Back Office
9 3 (0.47%) Dutch Language
9 3 (0.47%) German Language
10 2 (0.31%) French Language
10 2 (0.31%) Marketing
10 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 106 (16.54%) Software Engineer
2 104 (16.22%) Analyst
3 73 (11.39%) Developer
4 54 (8.42%) Support Analyst
5 49 (7.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 42 (6.55%) Consultant
7 38 (5.93%) IT Support
8 37 (5.77%) C# Software Engineer
9 32 (4.99%) Administrator
10 28 (4.37%) Development Engineer
11 27 (4.21%) Java Engineer
11 27 (4.21%) Java Software Engineer
11 27 (4.21%) Senior Analyst
12 26 (4.06%) IT Analyst
12 26 (4.06%) Software Development Engineer
13 25 (3.90%) Test Engineer
14 24 (3.74%) .NET Developer
14 24 (3.74%) Software Test Engineer
14 24 (3.74%) Test Development Engineer
15 22 (3.43%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (18.10%) .NET
2 45 (7.02%) Web Services
3 43 (6.71%) WPF
4 34 (5.30%) RESTful
5 30 (4.68%) HTML
5 30 (4.68%) SOAP
6 29 (4.52%) Elastic Stack
7 26 (4.06%) Swing
8 24 (3.74%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 23 (3.59%) WCF
9 23 (3.59%) XML
10 21 (3.28%) CSS
10 21 (3.28%) OpenCV
11 19 (2.96%) AngularJS
12 18 (2.81%) React
13 17 (2.65%) JSON
14 15 (2.34%) Enzyme
14 15 (2.34%) Jest
14 15 (2.34%) Redux
14 15 (2.34%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 75 (11.70%) Robotics
2 40 (6.24%) Data Centre
3 33 (5.15%) Algorithms
3 33 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (4.21%) Computer Science
5 17 (2.65%) Public Cloud
6 16 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.50%) Replication
6 16 (2.50%) Virtual Team
7 13 (2.03%) Clustering
8 11 (1.72%) EMC VNX
9 9 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (1.25%) iPhone
11 7 (1.09%) Blackberry
11 7 (1.09%) DataPower
11 7 (1.09%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (0.94%) Digital Signage
12 6 (0.94%) iSeries
12 6 (0.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 224 (34.95%) Linux
2 210 (32.76%) Windows Server
3 106 (16.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 98 (15.29%) Unix
5 63 (9.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (7.33%) Windows 10
7 43 (6.71%) Windows 7
8 34 (5.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (3.90%) Android
9 25 (3.90%) Debian
10 23 (3.59%) Solaris
11 18 (2.81%) Apple iOS
12 17 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (2.18%) Robot Operating System
14 12 (1.87%) Windows Phone
15 11 (1.72%) AIX
15 11 (1.72%) Windows 8
16 9 (1.40%) Mac OS X
17 7 (1.09%) HPUX
18 6 (0.94%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (16.85%) Software Engineering
2 107 (16.69%) ITIL
3 94 (14.66%) Agile Software Development
4 92 (14.35%) DevOps
5 81 (12.64%) Innovative Thinking
6 54 (8.42%) Software Testing
7 52 (8.11%) Continuous Delivery
8 45 (7.02%) Service Management
9 43 (6.71%) Continuous Integration
10 37 (5.77%) Unit Testing
11 36 (5.62%) Service Delivery
12 34 (5.30%) Mathematics
13 33 (5.15%) Data Analysis
13 33 (5.15%) SOA
13 33 (5.15%) Visualisation
14 32 (4.99%) Test Automation
15 31 (4.84%) Change Management
16 30 (4.68%) Data Management
16 30 (4.68%) Mentoring
17 29 (4.52%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 177 (27.61%) SQL
2 132 (20.59%) C#
3 128 (19.97%) Java
4 123 (19.19%) C++
5 89 (13.88%) PowerShell
6 76 (11.86%) Python
7 41 (6.40%) JavaScript
8 33 (5.15%) C
9 29 (4.52%) Perl
10 27 (4.21%) PHP
11 25 (3.90%) Bash Shell
12 22 (3.43%) VB
13 18 (2.81%) Ruby
14 13 (2.03%) VB.NET
15 12 (1.87%) T-SQL
16 10 (1.56%) Shell Script
17 9 (1.40%) ES6
18 8 (1.25%) VBA
19 6 (0.94%) MATLAB
19 6 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 94 (14.66%) Degree
2 47 (7.33%) Numerate Degree
3 29 (4.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (3.59%) MCSE
5 22 (3.43%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (2.34%) Security Cleared
7 14 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (1.87%) A+ Certification
8 12 (1.87%) CCENT
8 12 (1.87%) Network+ Certification
9 10 (1.56%) CCNA
9 10 (1.56%) MCP
10 8 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.94%) MCSA
13 4 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
14 3 (0.47%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.47%) HND
15 2 (0.31%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (7.02%) SLA
2 20 (3.12%) GCP
3 17 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (2.18%) ISO 9001
5 11 (1.72%) GDPR
6 5 (0.78%) QA
7 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.16%) JTAG
8 1 (0.16%) NEBOSH
8 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 166 (25.90%) Active Directory
2 94 (14.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (10.92%) Hyper-V
4 32 (4.99%) VMware ESXi
5 24 (3.74%) vSphere
6 21 (3.28%) Docker
7 18 (2.81%) XenApp
8 14 (2.18%) XenDesktop
9 8 (1.25%) Firmware
10 6 (0.94%) Terminal Services
10 6 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.62%) Terminal Server
12 4 (0.62%) XenServer
13 3 (0.47%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.47%) Xen
14 2 (0.31%) NFS
14 2 (0.31%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 84 (13.10%) SCCM
2 73 (11.39%) SCOM
3 38 (5.93%) Ansible
4 36 (5.62%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (4.52%) Puppet
6 19 (2.96%) Terraform
7 18 (2.81%) Consul
7 18 (2.81%) Rundeck
8 14 (2.18%) Nagios
8 14 (2.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 10 (1.56%) vCenter Server
10 9 (1.40%) Backup Exec
11 7 (1.09%) FortiGate
11 7 (1.09%) Tivoli
11 7 (1.09%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 7 (1.09%) Trend Micro Deep Security
12 6 (0.94%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 6 (0.94%) Malwarebytes
12 6 (0.94%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 6 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 216 (33.70%) Microsoft
2 158 (24.65%) VMware
3 87 (13.57%) Cisco
4 57 (8.89%) Oracle
5 54 (8.42%) Citrix
6 27 (4.21%) ServiceNow
7 25 (3.90%) Dell
8 24 (3.74%) IBM
9 23 (3.59%) RedGate
10 22 (3.43%) Splunk
11 17 (2.65%) HP
12 16 (2.50%) EMC
13 15 (2.34%) SolarWinds
14 14 (2.18%) Red Hat
15 13 (2.03%) Apple
15 13 (2.03%) Avaya
16 12 (1.87%) CheckPoint
16 12 (1.87%) Veeam
17 11 (1.72%) AppDynamics
18 10 (1.56%) iManage