Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 18 18
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 565 630 694
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.53% 11.11% 11.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.45% 49.03% 46.33%
Number of salaries quoted 362 392 430
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £59,900 £55,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 1120 1285 1498
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 20.88% 22.66% 23.98%
Number of salaries quoted 674 762 878
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £23,675
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,225 £57,725
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.38%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +7 293 £40,000 - 38
Glasgow -14 174 £40,000 +6.67% 21
Dundee +14 33 £40,000 +16.78% 1
West Lothian -10 13 £33,250 +47.78% 1
Aberdeen -2 10 £45,000 +73.08%
South Lanarkshire -3 9 £42,500 +11.84% 3
Fife +1 8 £37,500 +15.38%
North Lanarkshire +1 6 £36,000 +44.00% 1
Inverclyde -6 5 £38,000 +123.53%
Renfrewshire +4 4 £34,500 -21.14%
Scottish Borders +1 2 £27,750 -7.50%
Perth and Kinross -2 2 £53,750 +34.38%
Dumfries and Galloway - 2 £20,000 -
Midlothian - 2 £26,500 -
Clackmannanshire - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 £23,500 - 1
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 227 (40.18%) Linux
2 201 (35.58%) Windows Server
3 189 (33.45%) Microsoft
4 163 (28.85%) Active Directory
5 142 (25.13%) VMware
6 128 (22.65%) SQL Server
7 127 (22.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 120 (21.24%) PowerShell
9 114 (20.18%) ITIL
10 104 (18.41%) SQL
10 104 (18.41%) Degree
11 98 (17.35%) Python
11 98 (17.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 97 (17.17%) Java
13 94 (16.64%) Finance
14 92 (16.28%) C#
15 91 (16.11%) C++
16 82 (14.51%) Agile Software Development
17 76 (13.45%) Software Engineering
18 74 (13.10%) Unix
18 74 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
19 73 (12.92%) MS Exchange
20 72 (12.74%) Cisco
21 71 (12.57%) DNS
21 71 (12.57%) Microsoft Azure
22 66 (11.68%) Firewall
23 64 (11.33%) Oracle
24 62 (10.97%) C
25 59 (10.44%) SCCM
25 59 (10.44%) DevOps

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 73 (12.92%) MS Exchange
2 42 (7.43%) IIS
3 39 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (4.96%) Skype for Business
5 25 (4.42%) Apache
6 24 (4.25%) Tomcat
7 19 (3.36%) JBoss
8 16 (2.83%) WebSphere
9 13 (2.30%) SharePoint
10 12 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (2.12%) IBM Domino
11 9 (1.59%) CMS
11 9 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
12 8 (1.42%) Oracle Application Server
12 8 (1.42%) Oracle UPK
12 8 (1.42%) WebLogic
13 7 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.53%) ArcGIS
14 3 (0.53%) FileNet
14 3 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 50 (8.85%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.35%) Houdini
4 2 (0.35%) Maya
4 2 (0.35%) NUKE
4 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.12%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 6 (1.06%) SAP GRC
3 3 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.53%) iTrent
3 3 (0.53%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.18%) assyst
5 1 (0.18%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 71 (12.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (9.20%) Office 365
3 41 (7.26%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (4.60%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (2.48%) Mimecast
6 11 (1.95%) SaaS
7 6 (1.06%) IaaS
8 4 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.53%) Oracle Service Cloud
10 2 (0.35%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.35%) Google Compute Engine
10 2 (0.35%) PaaS
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.18%) GitHub
11 1 (0.18%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (12.57%) DNS
2 66 (11.68%) Firewall
3 54 (9.56%) DHCP
4 53 (9.38%) WAN
5 51 (9.03%) LAN
6 50 (8.85%) TCP/IP
7 48 (8.50%) SAN
8 24 (4.25%) SSL
9 22 (3.89%) Internet
10 18 (3.19%) Skype
10 18 (3.19%) VoIP
11 16 (2.83%) HTTP
11 16 (2.83%) SMTP
12 15 (2.65%) NAS
12 15 (2.65%) Unified Communications
13 14 (2.48%) SSH
14 11 (1.95%) LDAP
14 11 (1.95%) VPN
15 10 (1.77%) IPsec
16 7 (1.24%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (22.65%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.02%) MySQL
3 29 (5.13%) Relational Database
4 22 (3.89%) NoSQL
5 16 (2.83%) DB2
6 14 (2.48%) SQL Server 2014
7 12 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.59%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.42%) DB2 UDB
9 8 (1.42%) Oracle Database
9 8 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (1.24%) Big Data
10 7 (1.24%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.24%) Redis
10 7 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.88%) CouchDB
11 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.53%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 37 (6.55%) Maven
2 35 (6.19%) Git (software)
3 29 (5.13%) Jenkins
4 26 (4.60%) Selenium
5 20 (3.54%) Visual Studio
6 16 (2.83%) NuGet
7 15 (2.65%) Bugzilla
7 15 (2.65%) Ranorex
8 14 (2.48%) Artifactory
8 14 (2.48%) CMake
8 14 (2.48%) MSBuild
8 14 (2.48%) Phabricator
8 14 (2.48%) SonarQube
8 14 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (2.12%) GitLab
10 11 (1.95%) Subversion
11 9 (1.59%) HP UFT
11 9 (1.59%) JUnit
12 8 (1.42%) JMeter
13 7 (1.24%) Ant
General
1 94 (16.64%) Finance
2 38 (6.73%) Banking
3 24 (4.25%) Electronics
4 11 (1.95%) Legal
5 10 (1.77%) Games
5 10 (1.77%) Retail
6 9 (1.59%) Military
7 7 (1.24%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.06%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.53%) German Language
9 3 (0.53%) Music Industry
9 3 (0.53%) Publishing
10 2 (0.35%) Billing
10 2 (0.35%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.35%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
11 1 (0.18%) Law
11 1 (0.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 92 (16.28%) Analyst
2 62 (10.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 60 (10.62%) Developer
4 59 (10.44%) Software Engineer
5 33 (5.84%) IT Engineer
6 29 (5.13%) IT Analyst
7 28 (4.96%) Software Developer
8 26 (4.60%) DevOps Engineer
8 26 (4.60%) Support Engineer
9 25 (4.42%) Administrator
9 25 (4.42%) Support Analyst
9 25 (4.42%) Systems Engineer
10 24 (4.25%) Consultant
11 23 (4.07%) Systems Analyst
12 21 (3.72%) Senior Analyst
13 19 (3.36%) IT Support
13 19 (3.36%) Java Developer
13 19 (3.36%) Linux Engineer
14 18 (3.19%) Senior Developer
14 18 (3.19%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (9.73%) .NET
2 49 (8.67%) Web Services
3 32 (5.66%) SOAP
4 28 (4.96%) AngularJS
5 27 (4.78%) HTML
5 27 (4.78%) Spring
6 26 (4.60%) RESTful
7 19 (3.36%) JSON
8 18 (3.19%) CSS
9 17 (3.01%) XML
10 14 (2.48%) Middleware
11 13 (2.30%) Hibernate
11 13 (2.30%) LAMP
11 13 (2.30%) Spring Security
12 12 (2.12%) JDBC
13 11 (1.95%) REST
14 10 (1.77%) ASP.NET
15 8 (1.42%) .NET Framework
15 8 (1.42%) EDI
15 8 (1.42%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.85%) Data Centre
2 43 (7.61%) Computer Science
3 42 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (5.13%) Virtual Team
5 24 (4.25%) Robotics
6 20 (3.54%) EMC VNX
7 16 (2.83%) Blackberry
7 16 (2.83%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.95%) Algorithms
8 11 (1.95%) Client/Server
8 11 (1.95%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.59%) AS400
9 9 (1.59%) Smartphone
10 8 (1.42%) Arduino
10 8 (1.42%) Raspberry Pi
10 8 (1.42%) Replication
11 7 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.24%) Tandem
12 6 (1.06%) Driving Licence
12 6 (1.06%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 227 (40.18%) Linux
2 201 (35.58%) Windows Server
3 127 (22.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 98 (17.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 74 (13.10%) Unix
6 49 (8.67%) Android
7 27 (4.78%) Windows 7
8 26 (4.60%) Windows 10
9 25 (4.42%) Apple iOS
9 25 (4.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (4.25%) Debian
11 23 (4.07%) Solaris
12 16 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (2.65%) CentOS
14 14 (2.48%) Windows 8
15 13 (2.30%) VxWorks
16 12 (2.12%) Ubuntu
17 8 (1.42%) Windows 2000
18 7 (1.24%) Windows XP
19 5 (0.88%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (20.18%) ITIL
2 82 (14.51%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (13.45%) Software Engineering
4 59 (10.44%) DevOps
5 50 (8.85%) Configuration Management
5 50 (8.85%) Mentoring
6 38 (6.73%) OO
6 38 (6.73%) SDLC
7 34 (6.02%) Continuous Delivery
8 32 (5.66%) ITIL V3
9 30 (5.31%) Open Source
9 30 (5.31%) Software Testing
10 28 (4.96%) Test Automation
11 27 (4.78%) Change Management
11 27 (4.78%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (4.42%) Performance Management
13 24 (4.25%) Root Cause Analysis
13 24 (4.25%) Service Delivery
14 21 (3.72%) Load Balancing
15 20 (3.54%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 120 (21.24%) PowerShell
2 104 (18.41%) SQL
3 98 (17.35%) Python
4 97 (17.17%) Java
5 92 (16.28%) C#
6 91 (16.11%) C++
7 62 (10.97%) C
8 44 (7.79%) VB
9 40 (7.08%) Bash Shell
10 35 (6.19%) Perl
11 31 (5.49%) JavaScript
12 21 (3.72%) Ruby
13 19 (3.36%) PHP
14 15 (2.65%) Shell Script
15 12 (2.12%) VBScript
16 6 (1.06%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.71%) Objective-C
18 3 (0.53%) Apple Swift
19 2 (0.35%) Groovy
19 2 (0.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 104 (18.41%) Degree
2 47 (8.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (5.84%) MCSE
4 25 (4.42%) Security Cleared
5 21 (3.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (2.83%) MCP
6 16 (2.83%) MCSA
7 14 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (2.12%) CREST Certified
8 12 (2.12%) SC Cleared
9 11 (1.95%) ISTQB
10 9 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (1.42%) CCNA
11 8 (1.42%) Oracle Certification
12 7 (1.24%) CCNP
12 7 (1.24%) RHCE
13 6 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
13 6 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.88%) CISSP
15 4 (0.71%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.49%) SLA
2 11 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.77%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.06%) GDPR
5 5 (0.88%) QA
6 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 163 (28.85%) Active Directory
2 74 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (10.27%) Hyper-V
4 43 (7.61%) VMware ESXi
5 28 (4.96%) vSphere
6 27 (4.78%) XenApp
7 24 (4.25%) Firmware
7 24 (4.25%) Microsoft App-V
8 23 (4.07%) XenDesktop
9 11 (1.95%) Docker
10 7 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.71%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.53%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.53%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.53%) Xen
13 2 (0.35%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.35%) KVM
13 2 (0.35%) NFS
13 2 (0.35%) Samba
Systems Management
1 59 (10.44%) SCCM
2 56 (9.91%) Opscode Chef
3 41 (7.26%) Nagios
4 40 (7.08%) SCOM
5 33 (5.84%) Puppet
6 19 (3.36%) Ansible
7 15 (2.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 11 (1.95%) ZABBIX
9 10 (1.77%) Grafana
9 10 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (1.77%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (1.42%) CFEngine
10 8 (1.42%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (1.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 7 (1.24%) WSUS
12 6 (1.06%) Cacti
12 6 (1.06%) SmokePing
13 4 (0.71%) Backup Exec
13 4 (0.71%) Check_MK
14 3 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 189 (33.45%) Microsoft
2 142 (25.13%) VMware
3 72 (12.74%) Cisco
4 64 (11.33%) Oracle
5 57 (10.09%) Citrix
6 37 (6.55%) Red Hat
7 36 (6.37%) HP
8 32 (5.66%) Symantec
9 30 (5.31%) IBM
10 29 (5.13%) EMC
11 18 (3.19%) F5
12 14 (2.48%) JD Edwards
12 14 (2.48%) Lotus
12 14 (2.48%) Splunk
13 13 (2.30%) Google
14 12 (2.12%) SolarWinds
15 11 (1.95%) SAP
15 11 (1.95%) ServiceNow
16 10 (1.77%) CA
17 9 (1.59%) Cognizant