Period
to 20 March 2019

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 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 15 16
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 500 603 459
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 9.72% 10.70% 10.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.64% 56.94% 48.62%
Number of salaries quoted 341 400 329
Scotland median annual salary £38,500 £37,250 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.36% -1.97% -5.00%
10th Percentile £23,500 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £54,750 £52,500
UK median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% -2.50%

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 1,028 1,059 944
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.99% 18.78% 20.56%
Number of salaries quoted 697 672 603
Scotland median annual salary £42,439 £38,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.23% -7.23% +1.22%
10th Percentile £25,550 £26,500 £25,800
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £56,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% -

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 20 March 2019.

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 March 2019. 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 -2 260 £38,500 +10.00% 40
Glasgow 0 153 £40,000 +6.67% 40
Aberdeen +5 19 £41,250 -15.38% 3
West Lothian -25 10 £23,250 -38.00% 1
Dundee +11 9 £40,000 +33.33% 7
Aberdeenshire 0 7 £41,000 +18.84% 1
South Lanarkshire +7 6 £30,000 -30.23%
Fife -11 5 £35,000 +34.62% 1
Stirling 0 4 - -
Renfrewshire 0 4 £27,000 -21.74% 8
Highlands - 3 £21,000 - 2
North Ayrshire - 2 £34,000 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 2 £33,750 - 2
Midlothian - 2 £24,750 -
North Lanarkshire +5 1 - - 2
Scottish Borders -2 1 £21,750 -20.91%
South Ayrshire - 1 £28,500 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 £28,000 -
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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.

1 187 (37.40%) Linux
2 150 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 149 (29.80%) Microsoft
4 140 (28.00%) Windows Server
5 139 (27.80%) SQL
6 130 (26.00%) SQL Server
7 129 (25.80%) Degree
8 114 (22.80%) C#
9 107 (21.40%) Finance
10 106 (21.20%) Java
11 93 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
12 86 (17.20%) Git (software)
13 85 (17.00%) Unix
14 83 (16.60%) Agile Software Development
15 82 (16.40%) C++
16 81 (16.20%) Amazon AWS
17 78 (15.60%) Continuous Integration
18 76 (15.20%) .NET
18 76 (15.20%) Jenkins
19 75 (15.00%) DevOps
20 73 (14.60%) Office 365
21 69 (13.80%) Software Engineering
22 68 (13.60%) VMware
23 64 (12.80%) Microsoft Office
24 57 (11.40%) JavaScript
24 57 (11.40%) PowerShell
24 57 (11.40%) Windows 10
25 54 (10.80%) XML
25 54 (10.80%) Continuous Delivery
25 54 (10.80%) Problem-Solving

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 41 (8.20%) MS Exchange
2 25 (5.00%) IIS
3 20 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.20%) Skype for Business
4 11 (2.20%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.80%) Apache
6 8 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.20%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.00%) Confluence
8 5 (1.00%) Documentum
9 4 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.60%) FileNet
10 3 (0.60%) JBoss
10 3 (0.60%) OnBase
11 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.40%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.20%) MQSeries
Applications
1 64 (12.80%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.40%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.40%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.20%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 93 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (16.20%) Amazon AWS
3 73 (14.60%) Office 365
4 29 (5.80%) Google Cloud Platform
5 12 (2.40%) SaaS
6 10 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (1.80%) Mimecast
8 8 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (1.60%) PaaS
9 7 (1.40%) IaaS
10 6 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.60%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.60%) Serverless
12 1 (0.20%) Google Compute Engine
12 1 (0.20%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 43 (8.60%) Firewall
2 39 (7.80%) DNS
3 36 (7.20%) DHCP
4 26 (5.20%) LAN
5 22 (4.40%) TCP/IP
6 20 (4.00%) WAN
7 17 (3.40%) SAN
8 16 (3.20%) VPN
9 15 (3.00%) Internet
10 14 (2.80%) VLAN
11 11 (2.20%) Network Security
12 9 (1.80%) Ethernet
12 9 (1.80%) SSL
13 8 (1.60%) Remote Desktop
14 7 (1.40%) Skype
14 7 (1.40%) Wireless
15 6 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
15 6 (1.20%) VoIP
16 3 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
16 3 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (26.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.20%) Oracle Database
3 24 (4.80%) Big Data
4 22 (4.40%) Data Mining
5 14 (2.80%) MySQL
5 14 (2.80%) Oracle Database 11g
5 14 (2.80%) Relational Database
6 11 (2.20%) GIS
7 9 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (1.80%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.60%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 86 (17.20%) Git (software)
2 76 (15.20%) Jenkins
3 52 (10.40%) Subversion
4 50 (10.00%) JIRA
5 37 (7.40%) Visual Studio
6 32 (6.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 29 (5.80%) Cucumber
7 29 (5.80%) Octopus Deploy
7 29 (5.80%) TeamCity
8 26 (5.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 26 (5.20%) GoCD
8 26 (5.20%) IBM UrbanCode
9 20 (4.00%) NUnit
9 20 (4.00%) SpecFlow
10 11 (2.20%) NetBeans
11 10 (2.00%) Maven
12 9 (1.80%) Bitbucket
12 9 (1.80%) Eclipse
12 9 (1.80%) Hudson
12 9 (1.80%) Toad
General
1 107 (21.40%) Finance
2 16 (3.20%) Retail
3 15 (3.00%) Banking
4 11 (2.20%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.20%) Electronics
6 5 (1.00%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.80%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.60%) Automotive
9 2 (0.40%) French Language
9 2 (0.40%) Law
10 1 (0.20%) Games
10 1 (0.20%) German Language
10 1 (0.20%) Legal
10 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.20%) Marketing
10 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 74 (14.80%) Software Engineer
2 70 (14.00%) Developer
3 55 (11.00%) Analyst
3 55 (11.00%) Support Engineer
4 37 (7.40%) .NET Developer
5 35 (7.00%) Java Engineer
5 35 (7.00%) Java Software Engineer
6 34 (6.80%) C# Software Engineer
6 34 (6.80%) Consultant
7 33 (6.60%) Software Developer
8 31 (6.20%) Administrator
8 31 (6.20%) C# .NET Developer
8 31 (6.20%) C# Developer
8 31 (6.20%) C++ Software Engineer
8 31 (6.20%) IT Support
8 31 (6.20%) Java Developer
9 30 (6.00%) Test Engineer
10 29 (5.80%) Graduate
11 27 (5.40%) IT Engineer
11 27 (5.40%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (15.20%) .NET
2 54 (10.80%) XML
3 30 (6.00%) Elastic Stack
4 28 (5.60%) Web Services
5 26 (5.20%) REST
6 25 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 25 (5.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 24 (4.80%) Gherkin
8 23 (4.60%) RESTful
8 23 (4.60%) SOAP
9 21 (4.20%) JSON
10 18 (3.60%) ASP.NET
11 17 (3.40%) CSS
11 17 (3.40%) HTML
12 16 (3.20%) Spring
12 16 (3.20%) WPF
13 15 (3.00%) Hibernate
13 15 (3.00%) Swing
14 14 (2.80%) XSD
14 14 (2.80%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.80%) Robotics
2 38 (7.60%) Algorithms
3 29 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (3.80%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.60%) Driving Licence
6 14 (2.80%) Clustering
7 12 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (2.00%) Data Centre
8 10 (2.00%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.20%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.20%) Derivative
10 6 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (1.20%) Replication
11 4 (0.80%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.80%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.80%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.80%) Wiki
12 3 (0.60%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 187 (37.40%) Linux
2 140 (28.00%) Windows Server
3 85 (17.00%) Unix
4 57 (11.40%) Windows 10
5 45 (9.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (7.60%) Windows 7
7 37 (7.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (4.20%) Apple iOS
9 14 (2.80%) Android
9 14 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.00%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.80%) CentOS
12 3 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.60%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.40%) Debian
13 2 (0.40%) Solaris
13 2 (0.40%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.40%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.40%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (16.60%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (15.60%) Continuous Integration
3 75 (15.00%) DevOps
4 69 (13.80%) Software Engineering
5 54 (10.80%) Continuous Delivery
5 54 (10.80%) Problem-Solving
6 52 (10.40%) ITIL
7 51 (10.20%) Open Source
8 42 (8.40%) Innovative Thinking
8 42 (8.40%) OO
9 40 (8.00%) Test Automation
10 39 (7.80%) TDD
11 36 (7.20%) Software Testing
12 31 (6.20%) Microservices
13 30 (6.00%) Customer Engagement
13 30 (6.00%) Cybersecurity
13 30 (6.00%) MVC
14 29 (5.80%) Mathematics
15 27 (5.40%) Process Improvement
15 27 (5.40%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 139 (27.80%) SQL
2 114 (22.80%) C#
3 106 (21.20%) Java
4 82 (16.40%) C++
5 57 (11.40%) JavaScript
5 57 (11.40%) PowerShell
6 45 (9.00%) Python
7 22 (4.40%) Shell Script
8 17 (3.40%) T-SQL
9 14 (2.80%) VB.NET
10 11 (2.20%) Bash Shell
10 11 (2.20%) PL/SQL
11 9 (1.80%) VB
12 7 (1.40%) Ruby
13 6 (1.20%) C
13 6 (1.20%) Perl
14 5 (1.00%) VBScript
15 1 (0.20%) Groovy
15 1 (0.20%) PHP
15 1 (0.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 129 (25.80%) Degree
2 35 (7.00%) Numerate Degree
3 25 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (4.00%) MCSA
5 18 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (2.60%) MCSE
7 12 (2.40%) CCNA
7 12 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.40%) MCP
10 6 (1.20%) CCENT
10 6 (1.20%) Network+ Certification
11 5 (1.00%) CompTIA Security+
12 4 (0.80%) CCNP
12 4 (0.80%) CISSP
13 3 (0.60%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.60%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.60%) MOS
14 2 (0.40%) MCTS
14 2 (0.40%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (7.40%) SLA
2 22 (4.40%) QA
3 11 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.20%) GDPR
6 1 (0.20%) IEC 61131
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.20%) MISRA
6 1 (0.20%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 150 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 42 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.60%) Hyper-V
4 17 (3.40%) vSphere
5 14 (2.80%) Oracle Clusterware
5 14 (2.80%) Oracle RAC
6 12 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (2.00%) XenApp
8 9 (1.80%) Docker
9 6 (1.20%) Firmware
10 5 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.80%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.60%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.40%) KVM
13 2 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.20%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.20%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 51 (10.20%) Opscode Chef
2 47 (9.40%) Ansible
3 46 (9.20%) Puppet
4 33 (6.60%) Terraform
5 26 (5.20%) Consul
5 26 (5.20%) Rundeck
6 20 (4.00%) SCCM
7 14 (2.80%) Data Guard
8 10 (2.00%) Failover Clustering
9 7 (1.40%) Kubernetes
10 6 (1.20%) Backup Exec
10 6 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (1.20%) WSUS
11 5 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.80%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 4 (0.80%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 3 (0.60%) BladeLogic
14 2 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
14 2 (0.40%) SCOM
Vendors
1 149 (29.80%) Microsoft
2 68 (13.60%) VMware
3 46 (9.20%) Oracle
4 42 (8.40%) Cisco
5 34 (6.80%) Citrix
6 29 (5.80%) ServiceNow
7 27 (5.40%) RedGate
7 27 (5.40%) Splunk
8 26 (5.20%) Delphix
9 15 (3.00%) MobileIron
10 14 (2.80%) Google
11 13 (2.60%) Apple
12 9 (1.80%) iManage
13 8 (1.60%) IBM
13 8 (1.60%) Solace
13 8 (1.60%) Talarian
13 8 (1.60%) TIBCO
14 7 (1.40%) HP
15 6 (1.20%) CheckPoint
15 6 (1.20%) Symantec