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 28 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 17 19
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 225 324 311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 9.23% 11.40% 10.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.49% 50.86% 44.24%
Number of salaries quoted 146 193 187
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.77%  

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 484 637 703
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 19.85% 22.41% 23.06%
Number of salaries quoted 293 359 416
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,100 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,500 £59,000
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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -4 99 £39,500 +7.48% 24
Glasgow -13 79 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Dundee - 16 £37,750 -
West Lothian -3 7 £33,250 +66.25% 1
South Lanarkshire +1 6 £32,250 +7.50%
Aberdeen -5 6 £47,500 +93.87%
North Lanarkshire 0 5 £36,750 +47.00% 4
Scottish Borders +1 2 £27,750 - 1
Inverclyde -5 2 £38,000 +123.52%
Renfrewshire +2 1 - - 1
Fife -2 1 £37,500 +150.00% 1
Clackmannanshire - 1 - - 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 £60,000 -
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 175 (40.98%) Windows Server
2 155 (36.30%) Microsoft
3 139 (32.55%) Active Directory
4 135 (31.62%) Linux
5 96 (22.48%) VMware
6 95 (22.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 94 (22.01%) SQL Server
8 84 (19.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 82 (19.20%) SQL
10 79 (18.50%) Degree
11 76 (17.80%) Finance
12 71 (16.63%) Firewall
12 71 (16.63%) Python
12 71 (16.63%) VMware Infrastructure
13 69 (16.16%) C++
14 68 (15.93%) C#
15 67 (15.69%) ITIL
16 65 (15.22%) Java
17 64 (14.99%) PowerShell
18 63 (14.75%) MS Exchange
19 59 (13.82%) WAN
20 57 (13.35%) SCCM
21 56 (13.11%) Cisco
22 54 (12.65%) LAN
23 52 (12.18%) Hyper-V
24 51 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
25 49 (11.48%) Software Engineering
25 49 (11.48%) Citrix
26 48 (11.24%) Microsoft Office
27 47 (11.01%) Data Centre

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 63 (14.75%) MS Exchange
2 33 (7.73%) IIS
3 28 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (5.85%) Apache
5 23 (5.39%) Tomcat
6 18 (4.22%) Skype for Business
7 15 (3.51%) SharePoint
8 8 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (1.64%) IBM Domino
9 7 (1.64%) JBoss
9 7 (1.64%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.17%) CMS
10 5 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.70%) Confluence
12 3 (0.70%) FileNet
12 3 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 48 (11.24%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.70%) iTrent
2 3 (0.70%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.23%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 46 (10.77%) Office 365
2 44 (10.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (7.03%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.34%) SaaS
5 6 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.41%) IaaS
5 6 (1.41%) PaaS
6 5 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.70%) iPaaS
8 3 (0.70%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 2 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.47%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.23%) G Suite
10 1 (0.23%) GitHub
10 1 (0.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 71 (16.63%) Firewall
2 59 (13.82%) WAN
3 54 (12.65%) LAN
4 46 (10.77%) SAN
4 46 (10.77%) TCP/IP
5 43 (10.07%) DNS
6 34 (7.96%) DHCP
7 26 (6.09%) NAS
8 25 (5.85%) VPN
9 16 (3.75%) Skype
10 12 (2.81%) Internet
11 11 (2.58%) iSCSI
12 9 (2.11%) LDAP
13 8 (1.87%) Network Security
13 8 (1.87%) VoIP
14 6 (1.41%) HTTP
14 6 (1.41%) VLAN
15 4 (0.94%) IP Telephony
15 4 (0.94%) Remote Desktop
15 4 (0.94%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (22.01%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.85%) MySQL
3 15 (3.51%) NoSQL
4 12 (2.81%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.58%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (1.64%) Big Data
6 7 (1.64%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.17%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.70%) CouchDB
10 3 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.70%) MS Access
10 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.70%) SQLBase
Development Applications
1 20 (4.68%) Jenkins
2 17 (3.98%) Git (software)
3 15 (3.51%) Maven
4 13 (3.04%) Subversion
5 12 (2.81%) Visual Studio
6 11 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (1.87%) JUnit
8 7 (1.64%) JIRA
9 6 (1.41%) Ant
9 6 (1.41%) JMeter
10 5 (1.17%) Eclipse
10 5 (1.17%) HttpUnit
10 5 (1.17%) MSI
11 4 (0.94%) NuGet
11 4 (0.94%) Selenium
12 3 (0.70%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.70%) GCC
12 3 (0.70%) Moq
12 3 (0.70%) NSubstitute
12 3 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 76 (17.80%) Finance
2 24 (5.62%) Banking
3 15 (3.51%) Electronics
4 14 (3.28%) Retail
5 13 (3.04%) Games
6 8 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.41%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.17%) Publishing
9 4 (0.94%) Back Office
9 4 (0.94%) Legal
10 3 (0.70%) German Language
10 3 (0.70%) Music Industry
11 2 (0.47%) Billing
12 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 78 (18.27%) Analyst
2 45 (10.54%) Developer
3 37 (8.67%) Support Analyst
4 33 (7.73%) Software Engineer
5 31 (7.26%) Support Engineer
6 29 (6.79%) Administrator
7 28 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (5.15%) Consultant
8 22 (5.15%) Systems Engineer
9 21 (4.92%) IT Support
9 21 (4.92%) Systems Administrator
10 20 (4.68%) IT Analyst
10 20 (4.68%) IT Engineer
11 19 (4.45%) Senior Developer
12 18 (4.22%) Senior Analyst
12 18 (4.22%) Technical Analyst
13 17 (3.98%) Software Developer
14 16 (3.75%) Technical Support
15 15 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support
15 15 (3.51%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (8.20%) .NET
2 32 (7.49%) Web Services
3 22 (5.15%) HTML
4 16 (3.75%) SOAP
5 15 (3.51%) CSS
5 15 (3.51%) XML
6 14 (3.28%) RESTful
7 13 (3.04%) AngularJS
8 12 (2.81%) LAMP
8 12 (2.81%) Middleware
8 12 (2.81%) Spring
9 9 (2.11%) ASP.NET
9 9 (2.11%) Hibernate
9 9 (2.11%) MFC
9 9 (2.11%) REST
10 7 (1.64%) .NET Framework
10 7 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (1.64%) J2EE
11 6 (1.41%) JSON
11 6 (1.41%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.01%) Data Centre
2 27 (6.32%) Computer Science
3 21 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (4.45%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.87%) Fat Client
5 8 (1.87%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.87%) Replication
5 8 (1.87%) Thin Client
6 7 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.41%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.41%) User Experience
8 5 (1.17%) Arduino
8 5 (1.17%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.17%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.17%) Raspberry Pi
9 4 (0.94%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.94%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.70%) Clustering
10 3 (0.70%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 175 (40.98%) Windows Server
2 135 (31.62%) Linux
3 95 (22.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 84 (19.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (10.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (8.20%) Unix
7 34 (7.96%) Windows 7
8 29 (6.79%) Android
9 25 (5.85%) Solaris
10 17 (3.98%) Apple iOS
10 17 (3.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (3.51%) Ubuntu
11 15 (3.51%) Windows 10
12 13 (3.04%) Windows 8
13 10 (2.34%) CentOS
13 10 (2.34%) Windows 2000
14 8 (1.87%) Windows XP
15 5 (1.17%) AIX
15 5 (1.17%) VxWorks
16 3 (0.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (15.69%) ITIL
2 51 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (11.48%) Software Engineering
4 33 (7.73%) Configuration Management
5 31 (7.26%) Mentoring
6 29 (6.79%) OO
6 29 (6.79%) SDLC
7 27 (6.32%) DevOps
8 22 (5.15%) Service Delivery
9 21 (4.92%) Change Management
9 21 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (4.45%) Service Management
11 17 (3.98%) Open Source
12 16 (3.75%) Penetration Testing
12 16 (3.75%) Root Cause Analysis
13 15 (3.51%) Analytics
13 15 (3.51%) Security Testing
14 14 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
15 12 (2.81%) Information Security
15 12 (2.81%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 82 (19.20%) SQL
2 71 (16.63%) Python
3 69 (16.16%) C++
4 68 (15.93%) C#
5 65 (15.22%) Java
6 64 (14.99%) PowerShell
7 42 (9.84%) C
8 37 (8.67%) VB
9 28 (6.56%) Bash Shell
9 28 (6.56%) JavaScript
10 24 (5.62%) Ruby
11 23 (5.39%) Perl
12 17 (3.98%) VBScript
13 7 (1.64%) PHP
14 5 (1.17%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.94%) Embedded C
15 4 (0.94%) VB6
16 3 (0.70%) Apple Swift
16 3 (0.70%) Delphi
16 3 (0.70%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 79 (18.50%) Degree
2 20 (4.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (3.51%) CREST Certified
3 15 (3.51%) Security Cleared
4 14 (3.28%) MCSE
5 13 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (3.04%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (2.81%) SC Cleared
7 11 (2.58%) CCNA
7 11 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (2.58%) MCP
8 7 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.17%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.94%) CCNP
10 4 (0.94%) CISSP
11 3 (0.70%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.70%) MCITP
12 2 (0.47%) CEH
12 2 (0.47%) MBA
12 2 (0.47%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.32%) SLA
2 10 (2.34%) QA
3 8 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.70%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) COBIT
6 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.23%) HL7
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 139 (32.55%) Active Directory
2 71 (16.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (12.18%) Hyper-V
4 19 (4.45%) vSphere
5 16 (3.75%) XenApp
6 15 (3.51%) Firmware
7 13 (3.04%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (2.58%) XenDesktop
10 10 (2.34%) Terminal Server
10 10 (2.34%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (1.17%) BitLocker
11 5 (1.17%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.94%) NFS
12 4 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.70%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.70%) Docker
13 3 (0.70%) Samba
14 2 (0.47%) Apache Flume
15 1 (0.23%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 57 (13.35%) SCCM
2 31 (7.26%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (6.56%) Puppet
4 19 (4.45%) SCOM
5 18 (4.22%) Nagios
6 16 (3.75%) Ansible
7 13 (3.04%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (1.64%) Check_MK
9 6 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (1.17%) SCVMM
10 5 (1.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (1.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 5 (1.17%) WSUS
11 4 (0.94%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.94%) DameWare
11 4 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.70%) PowerCLI
12 3 (0.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 155 (36.30%) Microsoft
2 96 (22.48%) VMware
3 56 (13.11%) Cisco
4 49 (11.48%) Citrix
5 33 (7.73%) Oracle
6 29 (6.79%) Red Hat
7 20 (4.68%) Symantec
8 17 (3.98%) IBM
9 16 (3.75%) HP
10 14 (3.28%) McAfee
11 13 (3.04%) F5
12 11 (2.58%) Brocade
12 11 (2.58%) Dell
13 10 (2.34%) Riverbed
13 10 (2.34%) Sophos
13 10 (2.34%) Splunk
14 9 (2.11%) CheckPoint
14 9 (2.11%) Lotus
14 9 (2.11%) Percona
14 9 (2.11%) Perforce
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