Period
to 19 February 2020

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 19 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 21 14
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 464 499 644
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.26% 9.59% 11.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.57% 47.43% 57.71%
Number of salaries quoted 294 328 444
Scotland median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% +6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £23,788 £23,500 £23,575
90th Percentile £56,250 £69,250 £55,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +5.26%

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 835 1,052 1,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.27% 20.22% 19.68%
Number of salaries quoted 511 696 729
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.97% -6.59%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,125 £25,905
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 2020. 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 0 230 £33,000 -20.48% 56
Glasgow -7 119 £45,000 +12.50% 57
West Lothian +33 29 £38,500 +60.42% 8
Aberdeen -4 27 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Dundee +1 16 £39,000 -2.50% 3
Fife +12 13 £21,750 -9.38% 2
Scottish Borders +4 11 £30,000 +38.73% 2
Highlands +4 4 - - 8
Renfrewshire -3 4 £24,750 -8.33% 7
Inverclyde - 3 - -
North Lanarkshire -2 2 £60,000 - 3
Stirling -10 2 £45,000 -
Midlothian +2 1 - - 1
Aberdeenshire +1 1 £36,000 -12.20%
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
East Ayrshire - 1 - -
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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.

1 194 (41.81%) Active Directory
2 177 (38.15%) Microsoft
3 140 (30.17%) Windows Server
4 126 (27.16%) Linux
5 113 (24.35%) Office 365
6 109 (23.49%) Windows 10
7 93 (20.04%) Degree
8 92 (19.83%) VMware
9 79 (17.03%) C#
10 75 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
11 72 (15.52%) SQL Server
12 71 (15.30%) SQL
13 68 (14.66%) Azure
13 68 (14.66%) Problem-Solving
14 66 (14.22%) PowerShell
14 66 (14.22%) Software Engineering
15 61 (13.15%) Finance
16 60 (12.93%) Java
17 59 (12.72%) Microsoft Office
17 59 (12.72%) SCCM
18 58 (12.50%) C++
19 57 (12.28%) .NET
20 55 (11.85%) Python
20 55 (11.85%) DNS
21 52 (11.21%) DHCP
22 49 (10.56%) VMware Infrastructure
22 49 (10.56%) Windows 7
23 47 (10.13%) Cisco
24 46 (9.91%) AWS
25 42 (9.05%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 34 (7.33%) SharePoint
2 28 (6.03%) MS Exchange
3 21 (4.53%) Skype for Business
4 9 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.29%) Apache
6 5 (1.08%) IIS
7 4 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.86%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.65%) nginx
9 2 (0.43%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.22%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.22%) SAS
10 1 (0.22%) Tornado
10 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 59 (12.72%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (1.29%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 113 (24.35%) Office 365
2 68 (14.66%) Azure
3 46 (9.91%) AWS
4 11 (2.37%) SaaS
5 10 (2.16%) Dynamics 365
6 9 (1.94%) Serverless
7 6 (1.29%) Mimecast
8 5 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (1.08%) GCP
8 5 (1.08%) Route 53
8 5 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.65%) GitHub
10 3 (0.65%) IaaS
11 2 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.43%) PaaS
12 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.22%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 55 (11.85%) DNS
2 52 (11.21%) DHCP
3 39 (8.41%) Firewall
4 28 (6.03%) SAN
5 27 (5.82%) VPN
6 25 (5.39%) WAN
7 23 (4.96%) LAN
8 21 (4.53%) Skype
9 18 (3.88%) TCP/IP
10 14 (3.02%) Internet
11 13 (2.80%) VoIP
12 10 (2.16%) VLAN
13 9 (1.94%) Network Security
14 8 (1.72%) Wireless
15 6 (1.29%) HTTP
15 6 (1.29%) Remote Desktop
15 6 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
16 5 (1.08%) MPLS
17 4 (0.86%) Ethernet
17 4 (0.86%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.03%) Big Data
3 20 (4.31%) GIS
3 20 (4.31%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.80%) Data Mining
5 12 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (2.37%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.72%) MySQL
8 7 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.86%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.65%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.43%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.43%) Redis
12 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.22%) MS Access
13 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (7.33%) Git (software)
2 27 (5.82%) Visual Studio
3 18 (3.88%) NetBeans
4 13 (2.80%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.72%) JIRA
6 6 (1.29%) Subversion
7 5 (1.08%) MSI
7 5 (1.08%) Selenium
7 5 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.86%) Ant
8 4 (0.86%) GitLab
8 4 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.65%) GoCD
9 3 (0.65%) IBM UrbanCode
9 3 (0.65%) JUnit
9 3 (0.65%) Maven
9 3 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.65%) Xcode
10 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 61 (13.15%) Finance
2 17 (3.66%) Public Sector
3 14 (3.02%) Manufacturing
4 13 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.37%) Retail
6 9 (1.94%) Local Government
7 6 (1.29%) Banking
8 5 (1.08%) Legal
9 4 (0.86%) Law
10 3 (0.65%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.43%) Games
11 2 (0.43%) Military
12 1 (0.22%) Advertising
12 1 (0.22%) Automotive
12 1 (0.22%) Electronics
12 1 (0.22%) German Language
12 1 (0.22%) Housing Association
12 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 68 (14.66%) Analyst
2 56 (12.07%) Software Engineer
3 48 (10.34%) Support Analyst
4 45 (9.70%) IT Support
5 42 (9.05%) Consultant
6 38 (8.19%) Developer
7 37 (7.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 33 (7.11%) Support Engineer
9 28 (6.03%) Administrator
10 27 (5.82%) IT Engineer
11 26 (5.60%) Senior Software Engineer
12 25 (5.39%) C# Software Engineer
12 25 (5.39%) Graduate
13 24 (5.17%) IT Analyst
13 24 (5.17%) IT Support Analyst
14 22 (4.74%) C++ Software Engineer
14 22 (4.74%) Desktop Support
15 21 (4.53%) Java Engineer
15 21 (4.53%) Java Software Engineer
16 19 (4.09%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (12.28%) .NET
2 38 (8.19%) RESTful
3 30 (6.47%) Web Services
4 24 (5.17%) WPF
5 22 (4.74%) SOAP
6 21 (4.53%) HTML
7 20 (4.31%) AngularJS
8 19 (4.09%) ASP.NET
9 18 (3.88%) Swing
10 14 (3.02%) .NET Core
10 14 (3.02%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 12 (2.59%) CSS
11 12 (2.59%) HTML5
12 11 (2.37%) .NET Framework
12 11 (2.37%) Spring
13 10 (2.16%) JSON
14 9 (1.94%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (1.94%) jQuery
14 9 (1.94%) OpenCV
15 8 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.68%) Robotics
2 25 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.74%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.45%) Client/Server
4 16 (3.45%) Driving Licence
5 14 (3.02%) Algorithms
5 14 (3.02%) Data Centre
6 12 (2.59%) Cloud Native
6 12 (2.59%) Security Operations Centre
7 11 (2.37%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.72%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.29%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.08%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.08%) Smartphone
11 5 (1.08%) User Experience
12 4 (0.86%) EMC VNX
12 4 (0.86%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 140 (30.17%) Windows Server
2 126 (27.16%) Linux
3 109 (23.49%) Windows 10
4 49 (10.56%) Windows 7
5 39 (8.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (5.82%) Unix
7 21 (4.53%) Apple iOS
7 21 (4.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (4.31%) Android
9 11 (2.37%) Windows 8
10 10 (2.16%) CentOS
11 8 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.72%) Ubuntu
12 7 (1.51%) Mac OS
12 7 (1.51%) VMS
12 7 (1.51%) Windows Vista
13 6 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (1.08%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.65%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.65%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (14.66%) Problem-Solving
3 66 (14.22%) Software Engineering
4 42 (9.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 36 (7.76%) ITIL
6 31 (6.68%) Innovative Thinking
7 29 (6.25%) Test Automation
8 28 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (5.82%) Cybersecurity
10 26 (5.60%) Project Delivery
11 25 (5.39%) SOA
12 24 (5.17%) Service Delivery
13 23 (4.96%) DevOps
13 23 (4.96%) Migration
14 22 (4.74%) Scrum
14 22 (4.74%) SIEM
14 22 (4.74%) TDD
15 19 (4.09%) Mathematics
15 19 (4.09%) OO
15 19 (4.09%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (17.03%) C#
2 71 (15.30%) SQL
3 66 (14.22%) PowerShell
4 60 (12.93%) Java
5 58 (12.50%) C++
6 55 (11.85%) Python
7 29 (6.25%) JavaScript
8 25 (5.39%) Bash Shell
9 17 (3.66%) Ruby
10 11 (2.37%) T-SQL
11 10 (2.16%) TypeScript
12 8 (1.72%) C
12 8 (1.72%) Groovy
12 8 (1.72%) VB
13 7 (1.51%) Objective-C
13 7 (1.51%) Perl
13 7 (1.51%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.29%) Apple Swift
15 5 (1.08%) PHP
15 5 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 93 (20.04%) Degree
2 34 (7.33%) Numerate Degree
3 28 (6.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (3.02%) Security Cleared
5 11 (2.37%) SC Cleared
6 10 (2.16%) CCNA
7 9 (1.94%) CCNP
8 7 (1.51%) HND
9 5 (1.08%) A+ Certification
9 5 (1.08%) HNC
9 5 (1.08%) Master's Degree
9 5 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.86%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (0.65%) CWNA
11 3 (0.65%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.65%) MCSE
11 3 (0.65%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.53%) SLA
2 10 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.94%) QA
4 3 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.43%) GDPR
6 1 (0.22%) NIST
System Software
1 194 (41.81%) Active Directory
2 49 (10.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (8.84%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
5 13 (2.80%) Docker
5 13 (2.80%) vSphere
6 12 (2.59%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (1.94%) BitLocker
8 8 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.51%) vCloud
10 6 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (1.08%) XenApp
12 4 (0.86%) pfSense
12 4 (0.86%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.65%) Firmware
13 3 (0.65%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.65%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.43%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 59 (12.72%) SCCM
2 17 (3.66%) Ansible
3 16 (3.45%) WSUS
4 10 (2.16%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (2.16%) SCOM
4 10 (2.16%) Terraform
5 9 (1.94%) Failover Clustering
6 8 (1.72%) Kubernetes
6 8 (1.72%) Puppet
7 7 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.51%) vCenter Server
8 6 (1.29%) NetBackup
8 6 (1.29%) SCSM
8 6 (1.29%) ZABBIX
9 5 (1.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (1.08%) Nagios
9 5 (1.08%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 4 (0.86%) vRealize
11 3 (0.65%) Consul
11 3 (0.65%) Grafana
Vendors
1 177 (38.15%) Microsoft
2 92 (19.83%) VMware
3 47 (10.13%) Cisco
4 29 (6.25%) Citrix
5 27 (5.82%) Oracle
6 20 (4.31%) Veeam
7 12 (2.59%) Apple
8 10 (2.16%) Dell
8 10 (2.16%) Veritas
9 8 (1.72%) Ivanti
9 8 (1.72%) Palo Alto
10 6 (1.29%) Capita
10 6 (1.29%) EMC
10 6 (1.29%) HP
10 6 (1.29%) iManage
10 6 (1.29%) Kaspersky
10 6 (1.29%) LogRhythm
10 6 (1.29%) Zerto
11 5 (1.08%) Juniper
11 5 (1.08%) Remedy