Period
to 20 April 2021

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 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 15 22
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7 -6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 374 435 501
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 10.49% 12.07% 9.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.08% 56.57% 48.03%
Number of salaries quoted 262 278 341
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £24,000
25th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,929 £39,500 £38,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.62% +2.60% +10.00%
75th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,300 £41,500
% change year-on-year +6.38% +1.93% +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 762 769 1,043
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.37% 21.33% 19.43%
Number of salaries quoted 525 490 714
10th Percentile £26,500 £25,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £33,750 £30,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £42,308
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +6.36% +10.61%
75th Percentile £56,250 £56,250 £52,938
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 April 2021.

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 April 2021. 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 -1 188 £37,000 +12.12% 23
Glasgow -9 94 £42,000 -6.67% 14
West Lothian -2 18 £37,500 - 2
Fife +3 15 £48,500 -
Aberdeen -4 11 £45,000 -10.00% 10
Dundee -9 10 £38,500 +5.48% 5
West Dunbartonshire - 7 £24,000 -
Highlands -6 6 £52,500 - 1
Perth and Kinross 0 5 - -
Falkirk - 4 £31,500 -
East Lothian - 3 £26,500 - 1
Renfrewshire +4 1 - - 1
Stirling 0 1 £37,500 -11.76%
Aberdeenshire 0 1 - -
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, 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.

1 135 (36.10%) Linux
2 131 (35.03%) Microsoft
3 128 (34.22%) Azure
4 123 (32.89%) Active Directory
5 120 (32.09%) Microsoft 365
5 120 (32.09%) Windows Server
6 104 (27.81%) DevOps
7 89 (23.80%) SQL
7 89 (23.80%) VMware
8 71 (18.98%) SQL Server
9 68 (18.18%) Oracle
9 68 (18.18%) AWS
9 68 (18.18%) Windows 10
10 62 (16.58%) Problem-Solving
11 60 (16.04%) PowerShell
12 59 (15.78%) Infrastructure as Code
13 57 (15.24%) VMware Infrastructure
14 45 (12.03%) Docker
15 43 (11.50%) Cisco
15 43 (11.50%) Public Cloud
16 41 (10.96%) Unix
17 39 (10.43%) Python
17 39 (10.43%) Software Engineering
18 38 (10.16%) Migration
19 37 (9.89%) Data Centre
20 36 (9.63%) Agile Software Development
20 36 (9.63%) TCP/IP
21 35 (9.36%) Hyper-V
22 34 (9.09%) Degree
22 34 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012

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 20 (5.35%) IIS
2 14 (3.74%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.21%) MS Exchange
4 10 (2.67%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.14%) Confluence
6 6 (1.60%) Apache
6 6 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.60%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.60%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.34%) JBoss
7 5 (1.34%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.07%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.80%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.80%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (7.75%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.27%) EngageOne
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Oracle Clinical
1 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 128 (34.22%) Azure
2 120 (32.09%) Microsoft 365
3 68 (18.18%) AWS
4 33 (8.82%) SaaS
5 13 (3.48%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (2.67%) GitHub
7 5 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.34%) IaaS
8 4 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.80%) GCP
10 2 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.53%) AWS CodePipeline
10 2 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.53%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (0.53%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.53%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.53%) PaaS
10 2 (0.53%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 36 (9.63%) TCP/IP
2 32 (8.56%) Firewall
3 29 (7.75%) WAN
4 28 (7.49%) LAN
5 23 (6.15%) DNS
6 14 (3.74%) DHCP
6 14 (3.74%) Network Security
7 13 (3.48%) VoIP
8 12 (3.21%) SAN
9 11 (2.94%) VPN
9 11 (2.94%) Wireless
10 10 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (2.14%) iSCSI
11 8 (2.14%) WLAN
12 7 (1.87%) Cisco Firepower
12 7 (1.87%) Skype
13 6 (1.60%) Fibre Channel
14 5 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (1.34%) HTTPS
15 4 (1.07%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (18.98%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.49%) MySQL
3 12 (3.21%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.60%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (1.60%) Big Data
5 6 (1.60%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.07%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.53%) Ingres
7 2 (0.53%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.53%) Power BI
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 31 (8.29%) Jenkins
2 20 (5.35%) Git (software)
3 13 (3.48%) GitLab
3 13 (3.48%) TeamCity
3 13 (3.48%) Visual Studio
4 11 (2.94%) Bitbucket
5 10 (2.67%) JIRA
5 10 (2.67%) Subversion
6 8 (2.14%) Maven
7 7 (1.87%) Gradle
8 4 (1.07%) Ant
8 4 (1.07%) Artifactory
8 4 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.80%) AppScan
9 3 (0.80%) Gerrit
9 3 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.80%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.53%) MSI
10 2 (0.53%) WinDbg
General
1 33 (8.82%) Finance
2 31 (8.29%) Marketing
3 13 (3.48%) Banking
3 13 (3.48%) Retail
4 10 (2.67%) Public Sector
5 6 (1.60%) Automotive
5 6 (1.60%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.34%) Police
7 4 (1.07%) Legal
8 3 (0.80%) Advertising
8 3 (0.80%) Back Office
8 3 (0.80%) Electronics
8 3 (0.80%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.53%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.27%) Billing
10 1 (0.27%) Games
10 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 61 (16.31%) Analyst
2 47 (12.57%) Support Analyst
3 33 (8.82%) IT Engineer
4 31 (8.29%) Azure Engineer
5 27 (7.22%) Administrator
5 27 (7.22%) IT Analyst
5 27 (7.22%) Platform Engineer
6 26 (6.95%) IT Support
7 24 (6.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 23 (6.15%) Systems Administrator
9 22 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
10 21 (5.61%) IT Support Analyst
11 19 (5.08%) Software Engineer
12 17 (4.55%) Applications Support
13 15 (4.01%) Applications Support Analyst
13 15 (4.01%) Cloud Engineer
13 15 (4.01%) Consultant
13 15 (4.01%) Site Engineer
13 15 (4.01%) Site Reliability Engineer
13 15 (4.01%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.01%) .NET
2 7 (1.87%) CSS
2 7 (1.87%) HTML
2 7 (1.87%) Middleware
3 5 (1.34%) .NET Core
3 5 (1.34%) Entity Framework
3 5 (1.34%) jQuery
4 4 (1.07%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.07%) LAMP
4 4 (1.07%) LDAP
4 4 (1.07%) LINQ
4 4 (1.07%) Software Packaging
4 4 (1.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (1.07%) Web Services
4 4 (1.07%) XML
5 3 (0.80%) REST
5 3 (0.80%) SOAP
6 2 (0.53%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.53%) JSON
7 1 (0.27%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.50%) Public Cloud
2 37 (9.89%) Data Centre
3 34 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (7.49%) EPoS
5 27 (7.22%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.67%) Driving Licence
6 10 (2.67%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (2.41%) EMC VNX
8 7 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.60%) NHS
9 6 (1.60%) PKI
9 6 (1.60%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.34%) Cloud Native
10 5 (1.34%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.07%) e-Health
11 4 (1.07%) LIMS
11 4 (1.07%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.07%) Organisational Skills
11 4 (1.07%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.80%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 135 (36.10%) Linux
2 120 (32.09%) Windows Server
3 68 (18.18%) Windows 10
4 41 (10.96%) Unix
5 34 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (8.56%) Windows 7
7 18 (4.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (4.55%) Mac OS
8 17 (4.55%) Windows Server 2016
9 10 (2.67%) Apple iOS
9 10 (2.67%) Oracle Linux
10 9 (2.41%) Android
10 9 (2.41%) VMS
10 9 (2.41%) Windows Server 2019
11 6 (1.60%) Embedded Linux
11 6 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.34%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (1.07%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (1.07%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (27.81%) DevOps
2 62 (16.58%) Problem-Solving
3 59 (15.78%) Infrastructure as Code
4 39 (10.43%) Software Engineering
5 38 (10.16%) Migration
6 36 (9.63%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (8.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 32 (8.56%) Microservices
8 31 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
8 31 (8.29%) Incident Management
9 29 (7.75%) Data Security
10 27 (7.22%) Analytics
11 26 (6.95%) Mentoring
12 25 (6.68%) Demand Management
12 25 (6.68%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 25 (6.68%) Technical Debt
12 25 (6.68%) Web Operations
13 24 (6.42%) Cybersecurity
13 24 (6.42%) ITIL
14 23 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 89 (23.80%) SQL
2 60 (16.04%) PowerShell
3 39 (10.43%) Python
4 27 (7.22%) Bash Shell
5 23 (6.15%) C++
6 21 (5.61%) C#
7 20 (5.35%) Java
8 14 (3.74%) T-SQL
9 11 (2.94%) JavaScript
10 10 (2.67%) Ruby
11 9 (2.41%) C
11 9 (2.41%) Perl
12 6 (1.60%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.34%) Delphi
14 4 (1.07%) Korn
14 4 (1.07%) VB
15 2 (0.53%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.53%) VBScript
16 1 (0.27%) PHP
16 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (9.09%) Degree
2 20 (5.35%) Security Cleared
3 17 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (2.41%) HND
7 8 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.87%) CCNP
8 7 (1.87%) HNC
9 5 (1.34%) AWS Certification
9 5 (1.34%) DBS Check
9 5 (1.34%) MCP
9 5 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.80%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.80%) GIAC
11 3 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.80%) SANS
12 2 (0.53%) CCNA
12 2 (0.53%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (8.82%) SLA
2 13 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.34%) QA
4 2 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.27%) GDPR
5 1 (0.27%) Good Clinical Practice
5 1 (0.27%) IEC 61131
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.27%) NIST
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 123 (32.89%) Active Directory
2 57 (15.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (12.03%) Docker
4 35 (9.36%) Hyper-V
5 14 (3.74%) vSphere
6 13 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (1.07%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.07%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.80%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.27%) NLBS
11 1 (0.27%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 34 (9.09%) Kubernetes
2 32 (8.56%) Terraform
3 31 (8.29%) Ansible
3 31 (8.29%) ZABBIX
4 25 (6.68%) SCCM
5 16 (4.28%) Puppet
6 14 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (3.48%) Nagios
8 11 (2.94%) SCOM
9 10 (2.67%) Graylog
10 9 (2.41%) BladeLogic
10 9 (2.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 9 (2.41%) Microsoft Intune
11 6 (1.60%) WMI
12 5 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (1.34%) WSUS
13 4 (1.07%) Data Guard
14 3 (0.80%) HAProxy
14 3 (0.80%) Rundeck
14 3 (0.80%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 131 (35.03%) Microsoft
2 89 (23.80%) VMware
3 68 (18.18%) Oracle
4 43 (11.50%) Cisco
5 24 (6.42%) EnterpriseDB
6 21 (5.61%) Veeam
7 17 (4.55%) Dell
8 15 (4.01%) Citrix
9 13 (3.48%) Red Hat
10 11 (2.94%) EMC
11 10 (2.67%) Apple
12 9 (2.41%) 3PAR
12 9 (2.41%) Blue Coat
12 9 (2.41%) BMC
13 8 (2.14%) HP
13 8 (2.14%) Meraki
14 7 (1.87%) ServiceNow
14 7 (1.87%) Solace
15 5 (1.34%) Splunk
15 5 (1.34%) Xerox