Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 16 16
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 673 569 777
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.93% 11.11% 12.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.62% 50.13% 46.98%
Number of salaries quoted 467 392 466
Scotland median annual salary £38,000 £39,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.56% +1.30% +6.94%
10th Percentile £22,000 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £57,125
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 1210 1135 1654
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.45% 22.16% 25.70%
Number of salaries quoted 798 744 937
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,250 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +10 378 £37,500 -3.85% 31
Glasgow -13 173 £41,000 +2.50% 14
Dundee +15 31 £35,500 +6.36% 1
Fife +6 21 £35,500 +6.77%
West Lothian -8 16 £32,500 +7.44% 3
Aberdeen +3 10 £36,000 -12.20% 1
North Lanarkshire +2 9 £47,500 +35.71%
South Lanarkshire -11 6 £42,500 +11.84%
Lanarkshire 0 5 £26,500 -41.11%
Renfrewshire +1 4 £28,500 -25.97%
Inverclyde -3 4 £37,500 +87.50%
Midlothian +1 3 £30,000 +9.09%
Stirling -12 2 £23,500 -50.53% 2
Highlands - 2 £22,000 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 2 £20,000 -
Perth and Kinross +2 1 £47,500 +18.75%
Argyll and Bute -1 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire -2 1 £46,000 +31.43%
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 258 (38.34%) Linux
2 215 (31.95%) Microsoft
3 210 (31.20%) Windows Server
4 185 (27.49%) Active Directory
5 178 (26.45%) VMware
6 155 (23.03%) SQL Server
7 143 (21.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 138 (20.51%) Java
8 138 (20.51%) SQL
9 137 (20.36%) ITIL
10 135 (20.06%) PowerShell
11 121 (17.98%) C++
12 120 (17.83%) C#
12 120 (17.83%) Degree
13 119 (17.68%) Software Engineering
14 109 (16.20%) Unix
14 109 (16.20%) Finance
15 106 (15.75%) Cisco
16 105 (15.60%) Windows Server 2008
17 95 (14.12%) Python
18 94 (13.97%) .NET
18 94 (13.97%) Microsoft Azure
19 93 (13.82%) Agile Software Development
20 92 (13.67%) SCCM
21 82 (12.18%) VMware Infrastructure
22 81 (12.04%) Innovative Thinking
23 80 (11.89%) DNS
23 80 (11.89%) SCOM
24 75 (11.14%) Git (software)
25 73 (10.85%) 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 67 (9.96%) MS Exchange
2 39 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (5.65%) IIS
4 35 (5.20%) Skype for Business
5 26 (3.86%) JBoss
6 20 (2.97%) SharePoint
7 17 (2.53%) Apache
7 17 (2.53%) Tomcat
8 16 (2.38%) IBM Domino
8 16 (2.38%) WebSphere
9 15 (2.23%) WebSphere Application Server
10 13 (1.93%) Oracle Application Server
10 13 (1.93%) Oracle UPK
10 13 (1.93%) WebLogic
11 12 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.74%) CMS
13 4 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (0.45%) Office Communications Server
15 2 (0.30%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 48 (7.13%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.30%) EngageOne
3 2 (0.30%) Houdini
3 2 (0.30%) Maya
3 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.30%) NUKE
3 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (2.53%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 6 (0.89%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.15%) assyst
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 94 (13.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (8.47%) Office 365
3 46 (6.84%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (5.35%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (3.71%) Mimecast
6 16 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (1.34%) SaaS
9 6 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.59%) IaaS
11 3 (0.45%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.30%) Google Compute Engine
12 2 (0.30%) Heroku
13 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.15%) PaaS
13 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 80 (11.89%) DNS
2 69 (10.25%) Firewall
3 67 (9.96%) DHCP
4 60 (8.92%) SAN
5 44 (6.54%) TCP/IP
6 41 (6.09%) LAN
7 37 (5.50%) WAN
8 32 (4.75%) SSL
9 25 (3.71%) Internet
10 23 (3.42%) SSH
11 21 (3.12%) VPN
12 20 (2.97%) Skype
13 19 (2.82%) VoIP
14 17 (2.53%) VLAN
15 16 (2.38%) SMTP
15 16 (2.38%) Unified Communications
16 15 (2.23%) HTTP
17 14 (2.08%) IP Telephony
18 10 (1.49%) IPsec
18 10 (1.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (23.03%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.46%) Big Data
3 28 (4.16%) Relational Database
4 23 (3.42%) DB2
4 23 (3.42%) MySQL
5 18 (2.67%) GIS
6 16 (2.38%) NoSQL
7 13 (1.93%) Data Mining
7 13 (1.93%) DB2 UDB
7 13 (1.93%) Oracle Reports
8 12 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (1.49%) Oracle Database
9 10 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (1.04%) Redis
10 7 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (0.89%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.89%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 75 (11.14%) Git (software)
2 48 (7.13%) Maven
3 43 (6.39%) Jenkins
3 43 (6.39%) Selenium
4 38 (5.65%) Visual Studio
5 31 (4.61%) NuGet
6 30 (4.46%) Bugzilla
6 30 (4.46%) CMake
7 29 (4.31%) Artifactory
7 29 (4.31%) MSBuild
7 29 (4.31%) Phabricator
7 29 (4.31%) Ranorex
7 29 (4.31%) SonarQube
8 21 (3.12%) NetBeans
9 20 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (2.38%) Subversion
11 13 (1.93%) GitLab
12 10 (1.49%) JIRA
13 8 (1.19%) HP UFT
13 8 (1.19%) SpecFlow
General
1 109 (16.20%) Finance
2 28 (4.16%) Banking
3 19 (2.82%) Electronics
3 19 (2.82%) Legal
4 10 (1.49%) Advertising
4 10 (1.49%) Military
5 9 (1.34%) Games
6 8 (1.19%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.89%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.74%) Dutch Language
8 5 (0.74%) German Language
9 4 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.59%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.45%) Marketing
11 2 (0.30%) French Language
11 2 (0.30%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.30%) Law
11 2 (0.30%) Retail
11 2 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 113 (16.79%) Analyst
2 109 (16.20%) Software Engineer
3 81 (12.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 64 (9.51%) Developer
5 37 (5.50%) IT Engineer
6 33 (4.90%) Test Engineer
7 32 (4.75%) Consultant
8 30 (4.46%) Software Developer
9 29 (4.31%) IT Analyst
9 29 (4.31%) Support Analyst
10 28 (4.16%) Systems Analyst
11 27 (4.01%) Administrator
12 26 (3.86%) Development Engineer
12 26 (3.86%) Software Development Engineer
12 26 (3.86%) Support Engineer
13 25 (3.71%) Architect
13 25 (3.71%) Software Test Engineer
14 24 (3.57%) Test Development Engineer
15 23 (3.42%) Java Developer
15 23 (3.42%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (13.97%) .NET
2 50 (7.43%) Web Services
3 43 (6.39%) SOAP
4 39 (5.79%) RESTful
5 29 (4.31%) Spring
6 28 (4.16%) AngularJS
6 28 (4.16%) WPF
7 26 (3.86%) HTML
8 22 (3.27%) JSON
9 21 (3.12%) CSS
10 16 (2.38%) Swing
11 15 (2.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 15 (2.23%) REST
11 15 (2.23%) Spring Security
12 14 (2.08%) WCF
13 13 (1.93%) EDI
13 13 (1.93%) JDBC
13 13 (1.93%) OpenCV
13 13 (1.93%) WebCenter
13 13 (1.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 73 (10.85%) Robotics
2 48 (7.13%) Data Centre
3 46 (6.84%) Computer Science
4 43 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (5.94%) Virtual Team
6 31 (4.61%) Algorithms
7 28 (4.16%) EMC VNX
8 18 (2.67%) Blackberry
9 16 (2.38%) Management Information System
10 14 (2.08%) AS400
11 10 (1.49%) Clustering
11 10 (1.49%) Smartphone
12 9 (1.34%) Embedded Systems
12 9 (1.34%) Mainframe
12 9 (1.34%) Replication
13 8 (1.19%) Client/Server
14 7 (1.04%) iPhone
14 7 (1.04%) Mobile App
15 6 (0.89%) Public Cloud
15 6 (0.89%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 258 (38.34%) Linux
2 210 (31.20%) Windows Server
3 143 (21.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 109 (16.20%) Unix
5 105 (15.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (6.98%) Windows 10
7 44 (6.54%) Android
8 37 (5.50%) Debian
9 33 (4.90%) Windows 7
10 25 (3.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (3.27%) Apple iOS
11 22 (3.27%) Solaris
12 14 (2.08%) Windows 8
12 14 (2.08%) Windows Phone
13 13 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (1.78%) VxWorks
15 11 (1.63%) CentOS
16 9 (1.34%) Windows XP
17 7 (1.04%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (20.36%) ITIL
2 119 (17.68%) Software Engineering
3 93 (13.82%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (12.04%) Innovative Thinking
5 71 (10.55%) DevOps
6 61 (9.06%) Software Testing
7 54 (8.02%) Continuous Delivery
8 51 (7.58%) Mentoring
9 39 (5.79%) Test Automation
10 38 (5.65%) Performance Management
11 37 (5.50%) ITIL V3
12 35 (5.20%) Configuration Management
12 35 (5.20%) Unit Testing
13 34 (5.05%) Capacity Planning
13 34 (5.05%) Validation
14 31 (4.61%) SDLC
15 30 (4.46%) OO
16 29 (4.31%) Service Management
17 28 (4.16%) Continuous Integration
18 26 (3.86%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 138 (20.51%) Java
1 138 (20.51%) SQL
2 135 (20.06%) PowerShell
3 121 (17.98%) C++
4 120 (17.83%) C#
5 95 (14.12%) Python
6 52 (7.73%) C
7 36 (5.35%) Perl
8 33 (4.90%) Bash Shell
9 30 (4.46%) JavaScript
10 29 (4.31%) VB
11 27 (4.01%) PHP
12 18 (2.67%) Ruby
13 12 (1.78%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.49%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.89%) VBScript
16 4 (0.59%) Delphi
17 3 (0.45%) MATLAB
17 3 (0.45%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.45%) XAML
Qualifications
1 120 (17.83%) Degree
2 54 (8.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 41 (6.09%) MCSE
4 29 (4.31%) Numerate Degree
5 27 (4.01%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (3.71%) Computer Science Degree
7 24 (3.57%) Security Cleared
8 19 (2.82%) MCSA
9 13 (1.93%) A+ Certification
9 13 (1.93%) Oracle Certification
10 12 (1.78%) CCENT
10 12 (1.78%) Network+ Certification
11 10 (1.49%) ISTQB
12 9 (1.34%) CCNA
12 9 (1.34%) CCNP
12 9 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.34%) MCP
12 9 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (1.04%) RHCE
13 7 (1.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.61%) SLA
2 22 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (2.97%) ISO 9001
4 15 (2.23%) GDPR
5 5 (0.74%) GCP
6 3 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.30%) QA
7 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.15%) JTAG
8 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 185 (27.49%) Active Directory
2 82 (12.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (10.10%) Hyper-V
4 60 (8.92%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (5.50%) vSphere
6 30 (4.46%) XenApp
7 25 (3.71%) Firmware
7 25 (3.71%) XenDesktop
8 23 (3.42%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (1.63%) Docker
10 6 (0.89%) Xen
11 5 (0.74%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.45%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.45%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.30%) KVM
14 2 (0.30%) NFS
14 2 (0.30%) Samba
15 1 (0.15%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 92 (13.67%) SCCM
2 80 (11.89%) SCOM
3 53 (7.88%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (5.05%) Nagios
5 29 (4.31%) Puppet
6 20 (2.97%) Ansible
7 16 (2.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 12 (1.78%) Cisco CUCM
8 12 (1.78%) ZABBIX
9 11 (1.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 10 (1.49%) Grafana
11 8 (1.19%) Backup Exec
11 8 (1.19%) CFEngine
11 8 (1.19%) FortiGate
11 8 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (1.19%) Terraform
11 8 (1.19%) WSUS
12 7 (1.04%) Cacti
12 7 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (1.04%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 215 (31.95%) Microsoft
2 178 (26.45%) VMware
3 106 (15.75%) Cisco
4 72 (10.70%) Citrix
5 64 (9.51%) Oracle
6 35 (5.20%) EMC
6 35 (5.20%) HP
7 32 (4.75%) Symantec
8 29 (4.31%) Red Hat
9 24 (3.57%) ServiceNow
10 23 (3.42%) IBM
11 20 (2.97%) JD Edwards
11 20 (2.97%) SolarWinds
12 19 (2.82%) Google
13 18 (2.67%) Dell
14 17 (2.53%) F5
15 16 (2.38%) iManage
15 16 (2.38%) Lotus
16 15 (2.23%) Splunk
17 10 (1.49%) MobileIron