Period
to 20 October 2020

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 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 21 18
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 159 515 550
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 9.46% 10.77% 10.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.31% 47.03% 45.95%
Number of salaries quoted 106 346 364
Median annual salary £46,820 £38,500 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.61% +4.76% -3.29%
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,250 £25,250
90th Percentile £60,500 £58,627 £60,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% +3.75%

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 415 1,095 1,197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 24.69% 22.89% 22.40%
Number of salaries quoted 297 646 771
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £31,850 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,625 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Scotland

Windows
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows in Scotland.

Salary trend for Windows in Scotland

Windows
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 October 2020.

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 October 2020. 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 0 70 £47,500 +23.38% 27
Glasgow 0 51 £44,000 -2.22% 8
West Lothian +2 13 £36,250 +3.57% 2
Fife +4 6 £42,500 +42.86% 3
Stirling 0 5 £35,000 - 1
Falkirk -1 4 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 3 - -
Inverclyde -1 2 £45,000 -
Dundee -4 2 £39,500 -4.82% 3
Renfrewshire +7 1 £30,000 +7.14% 3
South Lanarkshire +1 1 £51,000 +36.00%
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2020, 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 67 (42.14%) Microsoft
2 59 (37.11%) Azure
3 55 (34.59%) Active Directory
4 54 (33.96%) Linux
5 50 (31.45%) Windows Server
6 44 (27.67%) Office 365
7 42 (26.42%) VMware
8 41 (25.79%) AWS
9 38 (23.90%) DevOps
10 29 (18.24%) PowerShell
11 27 (16.98%) Oracle
12 26 (16.35%) Finance
13 24 (15.09%) SQL
13 24 (15.09%) Java
13 24 (15.09%) Python
14 23 (14.47%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (13.84%) SQL Server
16 21 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
16 21 (13.21%) Windows 10
17 19 (11.95%) Infrastructure as Code
17 19 (11.95%) Bash Shell
17 19 (11.95%) Ansible
17 19 (11.95%) Jenkins
17 19 (11.95%) Agile Software Development
17 19 (11.95%) C#
17 19 (11.95%) ITIL
17 19 (11.95%) Configuration Management
18 18 (11.32%) Microsoft Office
18 18 (11.32%) Firewall
19 17 (10.69%) Unix

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 11 (6.92%) IIS
2 10 (6.29%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.03%) Skype for Business
4 7 (4.40%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.89%) Apache
5 3 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.26%) ArcGIS
6 2 (1.26%) JBoss
7 1 (0.63%) CMS
7 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (11.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 59 (37.11%) Azure
2 44 (27.67%) Office 365
3 41 (25.79%) AWS
4 11 (6.92%) GCP
5 10 (6.29%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (3.77%) SaaS
7 5 (3.14%) PaaS
8 4 (2.52%) Power Platform
9 3 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.26%) Amazon ECS
10 2 (1.26%) IaaS
11 1 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.63%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.63%) GitHub
11 1 (0.63%) NuGet
11 1 (0.63%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.63%) Route 53
11 1 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.32%) Firewall
2 16 (10.06%) WAN
3 14 (8.81%) DNS
4 13 (8.18%) LAN
5 11 (6.92%) TCP/IP
5 11 (6.92%) VPN
6 10 (6.29%) DHCP
6 10 (6.29%) VLAN
7 8 (5.03%) Skype
8 7 (4.40%) Unified Communications
9 6 (3.77%) NAS
10 5 (3.14%) iSCSI
11 4 (2.52%) SAN
11 4 (2.52%) VoIP
11 4 (2.52%) Wireless
12 3 (1.89%) ADSL
12 3 (1.89%) Internet
12 3 (1.89%) MPLS
12 3 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (1.89%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.52%) Big Data
2 4 (2.52%) Power BI
2 4 (2.52%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.26%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (1.26%) GIS
4 2 (1.26%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (11.95%) Jenkins
2 11 (6.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (6.29%) Git (software)
4 8 (5.03%) IBM UrbanCode
4 8 (5.03%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (5.03%) TeamCity
4 8 (5.03%) Travis CI
4 8 (5.03%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.89%) Bugzilla
5 3 (1.89%) TestLink
6 2 (1.26%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.26%) JIRA
7 1 (0.63%) Cypress.io
7 1 (0.63%) GitLab
7 1 (0.63%) Gradle
7 1 (0.63%) Maven
7 1 (0.63%) Protractor
7 1 (0.63%) Selenium
General
1 26 (16.35%) Finance
2 5 (3.14%) Financial Institution
3 3 (1.89%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.26%) Marketing
4 2 (1.26%) Retail
5 1 (0.63%) Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Games
5 1 (0.63%) German Language
5 1 (0.63%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 19 (11.95%) Consultant
2 17 (10.69%) Analyst
3 15 (9.43%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (9.43%) Support Analyst
4 13 (8.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (8.18%) IT Support
5 12 (7.55%) Azure Engineer
6 10 (6.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 9 (5.66%) Network Engineer
7 9 (5.66%) Platform Engineer
7 9 (5.66%) Software Engineer
8 8 (5.03%) Developer
8 8 (5.03%) IT Analyst
8 8 (5.03%) IT Engineer
8 8 (5.03%) IT Support Analyst
9 7 (4.40%) DevOps Consultant
10 6 (3.77%) Cloud Engineer
10 6 (3.77%) IT Manager
10 6 (3.77%) Team Leader
10 6 (3.77%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.29%) .NET
2 9 (5.66%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (4.40%) Middleware
3 7 (4.40%) Web Services
4 5 (3.14%) CSS
4 5 (3.14%) HTML
5 4 (2.52%) Entity Framework
5 4 (2.52%) jQuery
5 4 (2.52%) WPF
6 3 (1.89%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.89%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.89%) Rendezvous
6 3 (1.89%) TIBCO EMS
6 3 (1.89%) XML
7 2 (1.26%) Ajax
7 2 (1.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (1.26%) Classic ASP
7 2 (1.26%) Kafka
7 2 (1.26%) LINQ
7 2 (1.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.40%) PKI
2 6 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.77%) Renewable Energy
3 5 (3.14%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.52%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.89%) Clustering
5 3 (1.89%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.89%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.89%) Mobile Computing
5 3 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.89%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.26%) SCADA
7 1 (0.63%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.63%) LIMS
7 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 54 (33.96%) Linux
2 50 (31.45%) Windows Server
3 21 (13.21%) Windows 10
4 17 (10.69%) Unix
4 17 (10.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (6.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (6.29%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (5.03%) Mesosphere
8 6 (3.77%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (3.14%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.52%) Android
11 3 (1.89%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.63%) AIX
12 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.63%) Solaris
12 1 (0.63%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (23.90%) DevOps
2 21 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (11.95%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (11.95%) Configuration Management
3 19 (11.95%) Infrastructure as Code
3 19 (11.95%) ITIL
4 14 (8.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 12 (7.55%) Continuous Deployment
5 12 (7.55%) Service Management
5 12 (7.55%) Software Engineering
6 11 (6.92%) Migration
7 10 (6.29%) Data Security
7 10 (6.29%) IT Strategy
8 9 (5.66%) Data Protection
8 9 (5.66%) Project Delivery
8 9 (5.66%) SDLC
8 9 (5.66%) Test Automation
9 8 (5.03%) Disruptive Innovation
9 8 (5.03%) Mentoring
9 8 (5.03%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 29 (18.24%) PowerShell
2 24 (15.09%) Java
2 24 (15.09%) Python
2 24 (15.09%) SQL
3 19 (11.95%) Bash Shell
3 19 (11.95%) C#
4 11 (6.92%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.66%) C++
5 9 (5.66%) Go
6 6 (3.77%) C
7 4 (2.52%) Groovy
7 4 (2.52%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.89%) Delphi
8 3 (1.89%) Perl
8 3 (1.89%) Ruby
9 2 (1.26%) PHP
9 2 (1.26%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.63%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (4.40%) CCNA
2 7 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.14%) Degree
3 5 (3.14%) MCSE
4 4 (2.52%) CCNP
4 4 (2.52%) MCSA
4 4 (2.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.89%) MCP
6 2 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.26%) LPIC
7 1 (0.63%) CISM
7 1 (0.63%) HNC
7 1 (0.63%) HND
7 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.63%) SSCP
7 1 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.66%) SLA
2 5 (3.14%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.63%) COBIT
4 1 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.63%) QA
4 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 55 (34.59%) Active Directory
2 23 (14.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (9.43%) Docker
4 10 (6.29%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.40%) vSphere
6 3 (1.89%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.89%) VirtualBox
6 3 (1.89%) XenApp
6 3 (1.89%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.63%) Firmware
7 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (11.95%) Ansible
2 16 (10.06%) Terraform
3 15 (9.43%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (8.81%) Kubernetes
4 14 (8.81%) Puppet
5 13 (8.18%) SCCM
6 8 (5.03%) Automic
6 8 (5.03%) Consul
6 8 (5.03%) Prometheus
7 7 (4.40%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (2.52%) FortiGate
8 4 (2.52%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (2.52%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.89%) WSUS
10 2 (1.26%) SCSM
10 2 (1.26%) SnapMirror
11 1 (0.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.63%) Malwarebytes
11 1 (0.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 67 (42.14%) Microsoft
2 42 (26.42%) VMware
3 27 (16.98%) Oracle
4 16 (10.06%) Veeam
5 15 (9.43%) Cisco
6 14 (8.81%) Citrix
7 9 (5.66%) Splunk
8 8 (5.03%) EnterpriseDB
9 6 (3.77%) Solace
10 5 (3.14%) SolarWinds
11 4 (2.52%) Apple
11 4 (2.52%) CommVault
11 4 (2.52%) Juniper
11 4 (2.52%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.52%) SAP
11 4 (2.52%) TIBCO
12 3 (1.89%) BT
12 3 (1.89%) Dell
12 3 (1.89%) HP
12 3 (1.89%) Wyse