Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 16 16
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 676 595 745
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.23% 11.13% 11.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.47% 48.69% 46.10%
Number of salaries quoted 466 392 442
Scotland median annual salary £38,000 £38,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.65% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £22,780 £23,025 £23,025
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,375 £56,209
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 1197 1222 1616
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.66% 22.87% 25.47%
Number of salaries quoted 789 761 932
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,925 £25,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.38%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +10 361 £40,000 - 26
Glasgow -12 176 £40,000 - 5
Dundee +14 41 £35,500 +6.36%
Fife +6 18 £35,500 +9.23% 4
North Lanarkshire 0 14 £37,500 +42.86%
West Lothian -8 13 £32,500 +14.04%
Aberdeen +4 11 £37,000 -2.63% 1
South Lanarkshire -8 8 £42,750 +12.50%
Renfrewshire +3 5 £28,500 -14.93%
Lanarkshire 0 4 £20,500 -54.44%
Inverclyde -5 4 £37,500 +87.50%
Midlothian +1 3 £30,000 +9.09% 1
Stirling -11 2 £23,500 -50.53% 1
Highlands - 2 £22,000 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 2 £20,000 -
Scottish Borders +2 1 £34,000 +13.33% 3
Perth and Kinross +2 1 £47,500 +18.75%
Argyll and Bute 0 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire -2 1 £46,000 +31.43%
Clackmannanshire - 1 - -
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 255 (37.72%) Linux
2 228 (33.73%) Windows Server
3 225 (33.28%) Microsoft
4 188 (27.81%) Active Directory
5 186 (27.51%) VMware
6 158 (23.37%) SQL Server
7 152 (22.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 145 (21.45%) ITIL
9 140 (20.71%) PowerShell
10 134 (19.82%) SQL
11 128 (18.93%) Java
12 126 (18.64%) Degree
13 121 (17.90%) C++
14 119 (17.60%) C#
15 112 (16.57%) Software Engineering
15 112 (16.57%) Windows Server 2008
16 108 (15.98%) Finance
17 102 (15.09%) Cisco
18 100 (14.79%) Python
19 97 (14.35%) Agile Software Development
20 96 (14.20%) Unix
21 93 (13.76%) Microsoft Azure
22 91 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
23 90 (13.31%) SCCM
24 83 (12.28%) DNS
25 81 (11.98%) .NET
26 75 (11.09%) MS Exchange
27 74 (10.95%) SCOM
28 73 (10.80%) Citrix
29 70 (10.36%) Oracle

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 75 (11.09%) MS Exchange
2 45 (6.66%) IIS
3 43 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (5.03%) Skype for Business
5 24 (3.55%) SharePoint
6 22 (3.25%) JBoss
6 22 (3.25%) Tomcat
7 20 (2.96%) Apache
8 16 (2.37%) WebSphere
9 15 (2.22%) IBM Domino
9 15 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
10 14 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2013
11 13 (1.92%) Oracle Application Server
11 13 (1.92%) Oracle UPK
11 13 (1.92%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.74%) CMS
13 4 (0.59%) ArcGIS
13 4 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (0.44%) FileNet
Applications
1 52 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.30%) EngageOne
3 2 (0.30%) Houdini
3 2 (0.30%) Maya
3 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.30%) NUKE
3 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (2.51%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 6 (0.89%) SAP GRC
3 3 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.44%) iTrent
3 3 (0.44%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.15%) assyst
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 93 (13.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (10.06%) Office 365
3 39 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (5.03%) Cloud Computing
5 23 (3.40%) Mimecast
6 16 (2.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (1.18%) SaaS
8 4 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.59%) IaaS
9 3 (0.44%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.44%) Oracle Service Cloud
10 2 (0.30%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.15%) Heroku
11 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 83 (12.28%) DNS
2 70 (10.36%) Firewall
3 67 (9.91%) DHCP
4 60 (8.88%) SAN
5 48 (7.10%) LAN
5 48 (7.10%) TCP/IP
6 45 (6.66%) WAN
7 28 (4.14%) SSL
8 25 (3.70%) Internet
9 23 (3.40%) VoIP
10 21 (3.11%) Skype
11 19 (2.81%) SSH
12 18 (2.66%) Unified Communications
13 17 (2.51%) SMTP
13 17 (2.51%) VPN
14 16 (2.37%) HTTP
15 12 (1.78%) IP Telephony
15 12 (1.78%) VLAN
16 10 (1.48%) IPsec
17 9 (1.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (23.37%) SQL Server
2 31 (4.59%) Relational Database
3 24 (3.55%) Big Data
3 24 (3.55%) MySQL
4 22 (3.25%) DB2
5 15 (2.22%) NoSQL
6 13 (1.92%) DB2 UDB
6 13 (1.92%) GIS
6 13 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
7 12 (1.78%) Data Mining
8 11 (1.63%) Oracle Database
9 10 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (1.18%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (1.04%) Redis
12 7 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
13 6 (0.89%) MongoDB
14 5 (0.74%) CouchDB
15 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 59 (8.73%) Git (software)
2 40 (5.92%) Maven
3 37 (5.47%) Selenium
4 32 (4.73%) Jenkins
5 31 (4.59%) Visual Studio
6 24 (3.55%) NuGet
7 23 (3.40%) Bugzilla
7 23 (3.40%) CMake
8 22 (3.25%) Artifactory
8 22 (3.25%) MSBuild
8 22 (3.25%) Phabricator
8 22 (3.25%) Ranorex
8 22 (3.25%) SonarQube
9 15 (2.22%) NetBeans
9 15 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (1.78%) GitLab
11 9 (1.33%) HP UFT
12 8 (1.18%) SpecFlow
13 7 (1.04%) JIRA
13 7 (1.04%) Subversion
General
1 108 (15.98%) Finance
2 39 (5.77%) Banking
3 25 (3.70%) Electronics
4 18 (2.66%) Legal
5 12 (1.78%) Games
6 10 (1.48%) Military
7 8 (1.18%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.04%) Retail
9 6 (0.89%) German Language
9 6 (0.89%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.74%) Dutch Language
11 4 (0.59%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.44%) Advertising
12 3 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.30%) French Language
13 2 (0.30%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.30%) Music Industry
13 2 (0.30%) Publishing
13 2 (0.30%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 116 (17.16%) Analyst
2 99 (14.64%) Software Engineer
3 81 (11.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 61 (9.02%) Developer
5 33 (4.88%) IT Engineer
6 31 (4.59%) Consultant
6 31 (4.59%) Software Developer
7 30 (4.44%) IT Analyst
8 28 (4.14%) Administrator
8 28 (4.14%) Support Analyst
8 28 (4.14%) Systems Analyst
9 26 (3.85%) Support Engineer
9 26 (3.85%) Test Engineer
10 25 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
11 23 (3.40%) Senior Analyst
12 22 (3.25%) Architect
13 21 (3.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 20 (2.96%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 20 (2.96%) IT Manager
15 19 (2.81%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (11.98%) .NET
2 50 (7.40%) Web Services
3 36 (5.33%) SOAP
4 31 (4.59%) RESTful
5 28 (4.14%) HTML
6 25 (3.70%) AngularJS
6 25 (3.70%) Spring
7 22 (3.25%) CSS
8 21 (3.11%) JSON
9 19 (2.81%) WPF
10 16 (2.37%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 15 (2.22%) REST
12 14 (2.07%) Spring Security
12 14 (2.07%) XML
13 13 (1.92%) EDI
13 13 (1.92%) WebCenter
14 12 (1.78%) ASP.NET
14 12 (1.78%) JDBC
14 12 (1.78%) OpenCV
14 12 (1.78%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.58%) Robotics
2 52 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 50 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (6.95%) Data Centre
5 40 (5.92%) Virtual Team
6 28 (4.14%) Algorithms
6 28 (4.14%) EMC VNX
7 17 (2.51%) Blackberry
8 16 (2.37%) Management Information System
9 14 (2.07%) AS400
10 11 (1.63%) Replication
11 10 (1.48%) Clustering
11 10 (1.48%) Mobile App
11 10 (1.48%) Smartphone
12 9 (1.33%) Client/Server
13 7 (1.04%) Arduino
13 7 (1.04%) Mainframe
13 7 (1.04%) Raspberry Pi
13 7 (1.04%) Tandem
14 6 (0.89%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 255 (37.72%) Linux
2 228 (33.73%) Windows Server
3 152 (22.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 112 (16.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 96 (14.20%) Unix
6 54 (7.99%) Android
7 44 (6.51%) Windows 10
8 35 (5.18%) Windows 7
9 31 (4.59%) Debian
10 27 (3.99%) Apple iOS
11 24 (3.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (3.11%) Solaris
13 15 (2.22%) Windows 8
14 14 (2.07%) VxWorks
14 14 (2.07%) Windows Phone
15 13 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 11 (1.63%) CentOS
17 9 (1.33%) Windows XP
18 8 (1.18%) Windows 2000
19 6 (0.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (21.45%) ITIL
2 112 (16.57%) Software Engineering
3 97 (14.35%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (9.62%) DevOps
5 54 (7.99%) Software Testing
6 53 (7.84%) Mentoring
7 45 (6.66%) Continuous Delivery
8 44 (6.51%) Configuration Management
9 38 (5.62%) ITIL V3
9 38 (5.62%) OO
10 35 (5.18%) Performance Management
11 34 (5.03%) Change Management
12 33 (4.88%) Test Automation
13 32 (4.73%) SDLC
13 32 (4.73%) Validation
14 30 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
15 27 (3.99%) Scrum
15 27 (3.99%) Service Delivery
15 27 (3.99%) Service Management
15 27 (3.99%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 140 (20.71%) PowerShell
2 134 (19.82%) SQL
3 128 (18.93%) Java
4 121 (17.90%) C++
5 119 (17.60%) C#
6 100 (14.79%) Python
7 63 (9.32%) C
8 40 (5.92%) VB
9 35 (5.18%) Bash Shell
9 35 (5.18%) Perl
10 32 (4.73%) JavaScript
11 22 (3.25%) PHP
12 19 (2.81%) Ruby
13 14 (2.07%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.63%) VB.NET
15 7 (1.04%) VBScript
16 4 (0.59%) ActionScript
16 4 (0.59%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.44%) XAML
18 2 (0.30%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 126 (18.64%) Degree
2 57 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 43 (6.36%) MCSE
4 27 (3.99%) Computer Science Degree
4 27 (3.99%) Security Cleared
5 26 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (3.40%) Numerate Degree
7 20 (2.96%) MCSA
8 19 (2.81%) MCP
9 13 (1.92%) A+ Certification
9 13 (1.92%) Oracle Certification
10 12 (1.78%) CCENT
10 12 (1.78%) Network+ Certification
11 11 (1.63%) ISTQB
11 11 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (1.48%) SC Cleared
13 9 (1.33%) CREST Certified
14 8 (1.18%) CCNA
14 8 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 7 (1.04%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.03%) SLA
2 20 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (2.66%) ISO 9001
4 13 (1.92%) GDPR
5 4 (0.59%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.30%) QA
7 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 188 (27.81%) Active Directory
2 91 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (9.91%) Hyper-V
4 60 (8.88%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (5.47%) vSphere
6 31 (4.59%) Firmware
7 28 (4.14%) XenApp
8 25 (3.70%) XenDesktop
9 23 (3.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (1.63%) Docker
11 6 (0.89%) Xen
12 5 (0.74%) ISA Server
12 5 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.44%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.44%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.44%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.30%) KVM
14 2 (0.30%) NFS
14 2 (0.30%) Samba
Systems Management
1 90 (13.31%) SCCM
2 74 (10.95%) SCOM
3 49 (7.25%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (5.03%) Nagios
5 25 (3.70%) Puppet
6 16 (2.37%) Ansible
6 16 (2.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 12 (1.78%) Cisco CUCM
7 12 (1.78%) ZABBIX
8 11 (1.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 11 (1.63%) WSUS
9 10 (1.48%) Grafana
10 9 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (1.18%) Backup Exec
11 8 (1.18%) CFEngine
11 8 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
12 7 (1.04%) Cacti
12 7 (1.04%) FortiGate
12 7 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
12 7 (1.04%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 225 (33.28%) Microsoft
2 186 (27.51%) VMware
3 102 (15.09%) Cisco
4 73 (10.80%) Citrix
5 70 (10.36%) Oracle
6 38 (5.62%) HP
7 36 (5.33%) EMC
8 34 (5.03%) Symantec
9 31 (4.59%) Red Hat
10 27 (3.99%) IBM
11 19 (2.81%) F5
11 19 (2.81%) JD Edwards
11 19 (2.81%) SolarWinds
12 18 (2.66%) Google
12 18 (2.66%) Lotus
13 17 (2.51%) ServiceNow
14 16 (2.37%) Dell
15 14 (2.07%) iManage
16 10 (1.48%) SAP
16 10 (1.48%) Splunk