Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 23 18
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 577 463 656
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.11% 9.38% 11.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.61% 46.72% 49.51%
Number of salaries quoted 363 307 409
Scotland median annual salary £34,500 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.00% -2.60% +4.40%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,250 £21,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £59,150 £56,400
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 1,118 991 1,325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.58% 20.09% 23.15%
Number of salaries quoted 676 605 753
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £58,750
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% +2.27% +3.53%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 +5 292 £34,500 -11.54% 29
Glasgow +2 191 £34,500 -13.75% 22
West Lothian +10 32 £34,000 +2.26% 6
Stirling - 13 £27,500 - 2
Aberdeen +1 12 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Renfrewshire +3 10 £34,500 -12.66% 4
Dundee -5 9 £31,500 -21.25% 5
Fife -6 5 £32,500 +1.56% 5
Falkirk - 3 - - 1
Scottish Borders 0 2 £27,500 -12.00% 1
North Lanarkshire -8 2 £32,000 -11.11% 2
Strathclyde - 2 £34,250 -
Aberdeenshire - 2 £34,500 - 5
Moray - 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 £25,000 - 1
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 211 (36.57%) Linux
2 202 (35.01%) Microsoft
3 185 (32.06%) Windows Server
4 180 (31.20%) SQL
5 137 (23.74%) Active Directory
6 132 (22.88%) Microsoft Azure
7 120 (20.80%) SQL Server
8 114 (19.76%) C#
9 113 (19.58%) VMware
10 107 (18.54%) Agile Software Development
11 94 (16.29%) DevOps
12 90 (15.60%) .NET
13 87 (15.08%) Finance
14 84 (14.56%) Unix
14 84 (14.56%) Amazon AWS
15 83 (14.38%) Git (software)
16 80 (13.86%) C++
17 79 (13.69%) Java
18 78 (13.52%) ITIL
18 78 (13.52%) Software Engineering
18 78 (13.52%) Degree
19 71 (12.31%) PowerShell
20 69 (11.96%) Office 365
21 67 (11.61%) Firewall
22 65 (11.27%) Windows Server 2012
23 64 (11.09%) Microsoft Office
24 63 (10.92%) Cisco
25 62 (10.75%) VMware Infrastructure
26 61 (10.57%) Python
27 60 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008

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 59 (10.23%) MS Exchange
2 20 (3.47%) SharePoint
3 18 (3.12%) IIS
4 16 (2.77%) Tomcat
5 15 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (2.60%) SAS
6 14 (2.43%) JBoss
7 11 (1.91%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (1.73%) Skype for Business
9 6 (1.04%) Apache
9 6 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (1.04%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.87%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.35%) Confluence
11 2 (0.35%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.35%) nginx
11 2 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 64 (11.09%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (3.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.35%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.17%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.17%) Eikon
6 1 (0.17%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.17%) LongView
6 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.17%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 132 (22.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 84 (14.56%) Amazon AWS
3 69 (11.96%) Office 365
4 30 (5.20%) Google Cloud Platform
4 30 (5.20%) SaaS
5 26 (4.51%) IaaS
6 25 (4.33%) npm
7 22 (3.81%) Dynamics 365
8 21 (3.64%) PaaS
9 11 (1.91%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (1.56%) NuGet
11 7 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (1.04%) GitHub
13 5 (0.87%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 2 (0.35%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
16 1 (0.17%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 67 (11.61%) Firewall
2 53 (9.19%) DNS
3 47 (8.15%) SAN
4 39 (6.76%) VPN
5 38 (6.59%) DHCP
6 25 (4.33%) Network Security
7 23 (3.99%) LAN
7 23 (3.99%) VLAN
8 22 (3.81%) TCP/IP
9 20 (3.47%) VoIP
10 17 (2.95%) Skype
11 16 (2.77%) HTTP
12 12 (2.08%) WAN
13 10 (1.73%) IPv4
13 10 (1.73%) IPv6
13 10 (1.73%) SSH
14 8 (1.39%) Internet
14 8 (1.39%) NAS
15 6 (1.04%) Kerberos
15 6 (1.04%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (20.80%) SQL Server
2 41 (7.11%) Big Data
3 33 (5.72%) NoSQL
4 27 (4.68%) Oracle Database
5 23 (3.99%) MySQL
6 22 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (3.29%) Relational Database
8 18 (3.12%) Data Mining
8 18 (3.12%) GIS
9 17 (2.95%) Oracle Database 11g
9 17 (2.95%) Oracle Database 12c
10 15 (2.60%) DB2
11 11 (1.91%) BusinessObjects
11 11 (1.91%) Oracle Database 10g
12 10 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (1.56%) MongoDB
13 9 (1.56%) Redis
14 8 (1.39%) HBase
14 8 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 83 (14.38%) Git (software)
2 53 (9.19%) Jenkins
3 49 (8.49%) JIRA
4 45 (7.80%) Subversion
5 29 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (4.85%) Octopus Deploy
6 28 (4.85%) Visual Studio
7 25 (4.33%) Babel
7 25 (4.33%) IBM UrbanCode
7 25 (4.33%) Rhino Mocks
7 25 (4.33%) webpack
8 24 (4.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 24 (4.16%) GoCD
9 22 (3.81%) NUnit
10 21 (3.64%) Log4Net
11 20 (3.47%) Bugzilla
12 18 (3.12%) NetBeans
13 14 (2.43%) Selenium
13 14 (2.43%) SonarQube
13 14 (2.43%) TeamCity
General
1 87 (15.08%) Finance
2 25 (4.33%) Banking
3 19 (3.29%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.25%) Legal
5 12 (2.08%) Advertising
5 12 (2.08%) Law
6 11 (1.91%) Electronics
6 11 (1.91%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.39%) Military
8 7 (1.21%) Retail
9 5 (0.87%) Automotive
9 5 (0.87%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.52%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.35%) Back Office
11 2 (0.35%) Billing
11 2 (0.35%) French Language
11 2 (0.35%) German Language
11 2 (0.35%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.35%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 90 (15.60%) Analyst
2 76 (13.17%) Developer
3 65 (11.27%) Software Engineer
4 58 (10.05%) Support Analyst
5 44 (7.63%) IT Support
6 41 (7.11%) Consultant
7 35 (6.07%) .NET Developer
7 35 (6.07%) Systems Engineer
8 32 (5.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 30 (5.20%) Cloud Engineer
10 28 (4.85%) C# Software Engineer
10 28 (4.85%) Support Engineer
11 27 (4.68%) 2nd Line Support
11 27 (4.68%) Administrator
12 26 (4.51%) Senior Consultant
13 25 (4.33%) IT Engineer
14 24 (4.16%) DevOps Consultant
14 24 (4.16%) Senior DevOps
14 24 (4.16%) Senior DevOps Consultant
14 24 (4.16%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (15.60%) .NET
2 48 (8.32%) Web Services
3 34 (5.89%) Elastic Stack
3 34 (5.89%) XML
4 33 (5.72%) HTML
5 30 (5.20%) AngularJS
6 28 (4.85%) ASP.NET
6 28 (4.85%) React
6 28 (4.85%) WCF
7 27 (4.68%) JSON
7 27 (4.68%) WPF
8 25 (4.33%) Enzyme
8 25 (4.33%) Jest
8 25 (4.33%) Redux
8 25 (4.33%) RESTful
9 23 (3.99%) ASP.NET Web API
9 23 (3.99%) Node.js
10 22 (3.81%) ASP.NET MVC
10 22 (3.81%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 21 (3.64%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.67%) Robotics
2 30 (5.20%) Data Centre
3 29 (5.03%) Computer Science
4 28 (4.85%) Algorithms
5 25 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (2.95%) Public Cloud
7 15 (2.60%) Management Information System
8 14 (2.43%) Clustering
8 14 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (2.25%) Replication
10 10 (1.73%) DataPower
11 9 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (1.56%) Mobile App
12 8 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (1.39%) Virtual Team
13 7 (1.21%) Blackberry
13 7 (1.21%) Private Cloud
14 6 (1.04%) 3D Graphics
14 6 (1.04%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 211 (36.57%) Linux
2 185 (32.06%) Windows Server
3 84 (14.56%) Unix
4 65 (11.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 60 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (9.01%) Windows 7
7 47 (8.15%) Windows 10
8 29 (5.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (3.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (2.77%) AIX
10 16 (2.77%) Solaris
11 14 (2.43%) Apple iOS
11 14 (2.43%) Debian
12 13 (2.25%) Android
13 10 (1.73%) HPUX
13 10 (1.73%) Robot Operating System
13 10 (1.73%) Ubuntu
14 9 (1.56%) Windows XP
15 8 (1.39%) Mac OS
15 8 (1.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (18.54%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (16.29%) DevOps
3 78 (13.52%) ITIL
3 78 (13.52%) Software Engineering
4 54 (9.36%) Open Source
5 46 (7.97%) Innovative Thinking
5 46 (7.97%) Microservices
6 44 (7.63%) Continuous Integration
7 43 (7.45%) Continuous Delivery
8 38 (6.59%) Service Delivery
9 37 (6.41%) Software Testing
10 36 (6.24%) Problem-Solving
11 35 (6.07%) Mathematics
12 33 (5.72%) Service Management
13 32 (5.55%) Data Management
13 32 (5.55%) Test Automation
14 31 (5.37%) MVC
15 30 (5.20%) Migration
16 28 (4.85%) SOA
17 26 (4.51%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 180 (31.20%) SQL
2 114 (19.76%) C#
3 80 (13.86%) C++
4 79 (13.69%) Java
5 71 (12.31%) PowerShell
6 61 (10.57%) Python
7 49 (8.49%) JavaScript
8 30 (5.20%) Bash Shell
9 21 (3.64%) Perl
10 18 (3.12%) C
11 16 (2.77%) VB
12 15 (2.60%) Ruby
13 14 (2.43%) PHP
14 12 (2.08%) T-SQL
14 12 (2.08%) VB.NET
15 10 (1.73%) Shell Script
15 10 (1.73%) Tcl
16 9 (1.56%) VBA
17 5 (0.87%) Korn
17 5 (0.87%) sed
Qualifications
1 78 (13.52%) Degree
2 36 (6.24%) Numerate Degree
3 23 (3.99%) BPSS Clearance
4 18 (3.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (2.95%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (1.73%) Security Cleared
7 9 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.39%) MCSE
9 5 (0.87%) MCSA
10 4 (0.69%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.52%) MCITP
12 2 (0.35%) CCNA
12 2 (0.35%) CEH
12 2 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.35%) CISSP
12 2 (0.35%) GCIH
12 2 (0.35%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.35%) MCP
12 2 (0.35%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (8.15%) SLA
2 28 (4.85%) GCP
3 9 (1.56%) QA
4 6 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.69%) GDPR
6 3 (0.52%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.17%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 137 (23.74%) Active Directory
2 62 (10.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (8.15%) Hyper-V
4 24 (4.16%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (3.47%) Docker
6 17 (2.95%) XenApp
7 12 (2.08%) vSphere
8 8 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (1.21%) XenDesktop
10 6 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (1.04%) VirtualBox
11 5 (0.87%) Dovecot
11 5 (0.87%) iptables
11 5 (0.87%) Postfix
11 5 (0.87%) QEMU
11 5 (0.87%) Xen
12 4 (0.69%) NFS
13 2 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.35%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 58 (10.05%) SCCM
2 55 (9.53%) Ansible
3 54 (9.36%) Opscode Chef
4 42 (7.28%) Puppet
5 32 (5.55%) SCOM
6 24 (4.16%) Consul
6 24 (4.16%) Rundeck
6 24 (4.16%) Terraform
7 18 (3.12%) vCenter Server
8 10 (1.73%) Tivoli
8 10 (1.73%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 8 (1.39%) Nagios
10 6 (1.04%) DameWare
10 6 (1.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (0.87%) Proxmox
12 4 (0.69%) Kubernetes
12 4 (0.69%) yum
13 3 (0.52%) AirWatch
13 3 (0.52%) Backup Exec
13 3 (0.52%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 202 (35.01%) Microsoft
2 113 (19.58%) VMware
3 63 (10.92%) Cisco
4 59 (10.23%) Oracle
5 43 (7.45%) Citrix
6 29 (5.03%) RedGate
7 27 (4.68%) Splunk
8 26 (4.51%) IBM
8 26 (4.51%) ServiceNow
9 24 (4.16%) Delphix
9 24 (4.16%) HP
10 15 (2.60%) Dell
11 13 (2.25%) Veeam
12 12 (2.08%) EMC
13 11 (1.91%) Avaya
13 11 (1.91%) Hitachi
13 11 (1.91%) Red Hat
14 10 (1.73%) Hortonworks
15 9 (1.56%) Apple
16 8 (1.39%) CheckPoint