Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 17 21
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 -6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 238 457 497
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 9.41% 11.04% 9.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.13% 52.89% 47.93%
Number of salaries quoted 208 302 327
Median annual salary £47,500 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.38% -3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,000 £23,800
90th Percentile £59,125 £56,250 £68,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%

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 593 864 1,037
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 23.45% 20.88% 20.50%
Number of salaries quoted 439 534 687
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,975 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £65,450 £64,625 £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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -6 102 £47,500 +43.94% 21
Glasgow -1 81 £47,500 +11.76% 10
West Lothian -1 24 £40,000 +6.67% 8
Fife -2 11 £32,000 +42.22%
Falkirk - 4 £31,500 -
West Dunbartonshire - 3 - -
Renfrewshire +4 2 £30,000 +21.21% 1
Inverclyde +1 2 £45,000 -
Aberdeen -4 2 £40,500 -4.71% 1
Dundee -17 2 £39,500 - 1
Aberdeenshire 0 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £35,000 - 1
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 106 (44.54%) Azure
2 96 (40.34%) Microsoft
3 83 (34.87%) DevOps
4 74 (31.09%) Linux
5 71 (29.83%) Active Directory
6 65 (27.31%) Windows Server
7 64 (26.89%) SQL
8 62 (26.05%) Oracle
9 60 (25.21%) VMware
10 59 (24.79%) Office 365
11 58 (24.37%) AWS
12 46 (19.33%) Infrastructure as Code
13 37 (15.55%) Continuous Integration
13 37 (15.55%) PowerShell
14 33 (13.87%) Migration
15 32 (13.45%) Data Security
15 32 (13.45%) VMware Infrastructure
16 31 (13.03%) SQL Server
17 30 (12.61%) EnterpriseDB
18 29 (12.18%) Ansible
18 29 (12.18%) Finance
19 28 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
19 28 (11.76%) Docker
20 27 (11.34%) Jenkins
21 26 (10.92%) Firewall
22 25 (10.50%) Python
22 25 (10.50%) Cisco
23 24 (10.08%) Windows 10
24 23 (9.66%) Microsoft Office
25 22 (9.24%) ITIL

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 15 (6.30%) IIS
2 11 (4.62%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.36%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.36%) Skype for Business
4 7 (2.94%) Confluence
5 4 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.26%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.26%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.84%) Apache
7 2 (0.84%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.42%) JBoss
8 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 23 (9.66%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 106 (44.54%) Azure
2 59 (24.79%) Office 365
3 58 (24.37%) AWS
4 18 (7.56%) SaaS
5 7 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (2.10%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.10%) GCP
7 4 (1.68%) GitHub
7 4 (1.68%) PaaS
7 4 (1.68%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.26%) Serverless
9 2 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.84%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.84%) AWS CodeCommit
9 2 (0.84%) AWS CodePipeline
9 2 (0.84%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.42%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (10.92%) Firewall
2 18 (7.56%) WAN
3 15 (6.30%) TCP/IP
4 14 (5.88%) LAN
5 13 (5.46%) DNS
6 12 (5.04%) DHCP
6 12 (5.04%) VPN
7 9 (3.78%) Skype
8 6 (2.52%) VLAN
8 6 (2.52%) VoIP
9 5 (2.10%) iSCSI
9 5 (2.10%) Network Security
9 5 (2.10%) WLAN
10 4 (1.68%) NAS
10 4 (1.68%) SAN
10 4 (1.68%) Wireless
11 3 (1.26%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (1.26%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (1.26%) Internet
11 3 (1.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (13.03%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.20%) Big Data
2 10 (4.20%) MySQL
3 4 (1.68%) Power BI
4 2 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (0.84%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (0.84%) GIS
4 2 (0.84%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.84%) Ingres
4 2 (0.84%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.42%) UniData
Development Applications
1 27 (11.34%) Jenkins
2 12 (5.04%) TeamCity
3 10 (4.20%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.20%) Visual Studio
4 9 (3.78%) JIRA
5 8 (3.36%) GitLab
6 7 (2.94%) Bitbucket
7 5 (2.10%) Artifactory
7 5 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.68%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (1.26%) Gradle
9 3 (1.26%) IBM UrbanCode
9 3 (1.26%) Maven
9 3 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.26%) Subversion
9 3 (1.26%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.84%) Ant
11 1 (0.42%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.42%) Selenium
11 1 (0.42%) Toad
General
1 29 (12.18%) Finance
2 12 (5.04%) Marketing
3 9 (3.78%) Financial Institution
4 6 (2.52%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.26%) Advertising
5 3 (1.26%) Banking
5 3 (1.26%) Legal
6 2 (0.84%) Back Office
6 2 (0.84%) Games
6 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.84%) Retail
6 2 (0.84%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.42%) German Language
7 1 (0.42%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 39 (16.39%) Azure Engineer
2 34 (14.29%) Analyst
3 32 (13.45%) Platform Engineer
4 28 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 23 (9.66%) Consultant
6 18 (7.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
7 17 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 17 (7.14%) IT Engineer
8 14 (5.88%) IT Support
9 13 (5.46%) Software Engineer
10 12 (5.04%) Applications Support
10 12 (5.04%) Applications Support Analyst
11 11 (4.62%) Cloud Engineer
12 10 (4.20%) IT Analyst
12 10 (4.20%) IT Support Analyst
12 10 (4.20%) Wintel Consultant
13 9 (3.78%) Developer
14 7 (2.94%) Administrator
14 7 (2.94%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.62%) .NET
2 10 (4.20%) Middleware
3 5 (2.10%) CSS
3 5 (2.10%) HTML
4 4 (1.68%) jQuery
5 3 (1.26%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.26%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (1.26%) Entity Framework
5 3 (1.26%) Web Services
5 3 (1.26%) WPF
5 3 (1.26%) XML
6 2 (0.84%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.84%) JSON
6 2 (0.84%) Kafka
6 2 (0.84%) LINQ
6 2 (0.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.42%) OAuth
7 1 (0.42%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.98%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (7.14%) Public Cloud
4 10 (4.20%) EPoS
4 10 (4.20%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.10%) Clustering
5 5 (2.10%) PKI
6 4 (1.68%) LIMS
6 4 (1.68%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.68%) NHS
7 3 (1.26%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.26%) EMC VNX
7 3 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.84%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.42%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.42%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 74 (31.09%) Linux
2 65 (27.31%) Windows Server
3 24 (10.08%) Windows 10
4 22 (9.24%) Unix
4 22 (9.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (7.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (5.46%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (2.94%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (2.52%) Windows 7
9 5 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.26%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.26%) Mesosphere
10 3 (1.26%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (1.26%) VMS
11 2 (0.84%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.84%) CentOS
11 2 (0.84%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.42%) Android
12 1 (0.42%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (34.87%) DevOps
2 46 (19.33%) Infrastructure as Code
3 37 (15.55%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (13.87%) Migration
5 32 (13.45%) Data Security
6 28 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (9.24%) ITIL
8 21 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (8.40%) Software Engineering
10 18 (7.56%) SDLC
11 17 (7.14%) Configuration Management
11 17 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
11 17 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 17 (7.14%) Mentoring
11 17 (7.14%) Service Management
12 16 (6.72%) Analytics
13 15 (6.30%) Incident Management
14 13 (5.46%) IT Strategy
14 13 (5.46%) OO
15 12 (5.04%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 64 (26.89%) SQL
2 37 (15.55%) PowerShell
3 25 (10.50%) Python
4 20 (8.40%) Java
5 17 (7.14%) C#
6 16 (6.72%) C++
7 15 (6.30%) Bash Shell
8 12 (5.04%) Ruby
9 9 (3.78%) JavaScript
9 9 (3.78%) T-SQL
10 6 (2.52%) Delphi
11 5 (2.10%) Go
12 3 (1.26%) Perl
12 3 (1.26%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.84%) C
13 2 (0.84%) Groovy
14 1 (0.42%) PHP
14 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.42%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (6.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (3.78%) Degree
3 6 (2.52%) CCNA
3 6 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.10%) MCP
4 5 (2.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (1.68%) CCNP
5 4 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.68%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.68%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.26%) DBS Check
6 3 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.84%) GIAC
7 2 (0.84%) HND
7 2 (0.84%) LPIC
7 2 (0.84%) MCSA
7 2 (0.84%) MCSE
7 2 (0.84%) OSCP
7 2 (0.84%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.30%) SLA
2 5 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.68%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.42%) GDPR
4 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 71 (29.83%) Active Directory
2 32 (13.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (11.76%) Docker
4 16 (6.72%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.78%) vSphere
6 7 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.68%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.42%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.42%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.42%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 29 (12.18%) Ansible
2 21 (8.82%) Kubernetes
3 16 (6.72%) Puppet
3 16 (6.72%) SCCM
3 16 (6.72%) Terraform
4 14 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (5.04%) ZABBIX
6 7 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (2.10%) Graylog
8 4 (1.68%) Data Guard
8 4 (1.68%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (1.68%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.68%) WSUS
9 3 (1.26%) Automic
9 3 (1.26%) Consul
9 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (1.26%) Nagios
9 3 (1.26%) Prometheus
9 3 (1.26%) SCOM
9 3 (1.26%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 96 (40.34%) Microsoft
2 62 (26.05%) Oracle
3 60 (25.21%) VMware
4 30 (12.61%) EnterpriseDB
5 25 (10.50%) Cisco
6 20 (8.40%) Veeam
7 19 (7.98%) Citrix
8 10 (4.20%) Solace
9 9 (3.78%) Apple
10 8 (3.36%) SolarWinds
11 7 (2.94%) Red Hat
12 6 (2.52%) CommVault
12 6 (2.52%) Meraki
13 4 (1.68%) Dell
13 4 (1.68%) SAP
14 3 (1.26%) BMC
14 3 (1.26%) EMC
14 3 (1.26%) IronPort
14 3 (1.26%) Ivanti
14 3 (1.26%) NetApp