Period
to 18 October 2018

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 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 15 17
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 552 673 588
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.24% 12.16% 11.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.04% 56.32% 48.68%
Number of salaries quoted 363 463 388
Scotland median annual salary £36,500 £38,000 £38,670
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.95% -1.73% +3.12%
10th Percentile £25,250 £22,762 £22,850
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
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 1,199 1,195 1,208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 22.25% 21.59% 22.70%
Number of salaries quoted 773 788 753
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,050
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £62,300
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 October 2018.

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 October 2018. 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 -3 256 £35,000 -12.50% 41
Glasgow -1 186 £40,000 - 33
West Lothian -4 36 £34,000 +4.62% 1
Aberdeen +2 17 £45,000 +21.62% 6
Stirling +13 13 £27,500 +17.02% 2
Dundee -8 9 £30,000 -15.49% 6
Renfrewshire +1 8 £26,000 -8.77% 1
South Lanarkshire +1 5 £31,500 -26.32% 1
Scottish Borders -1 5 £30,750 -9.56%
Fife -9 5 £29,500 -16.90% 1
North Lanarkshire -4 3 £32,000 -14.67% 1
Falkirk - 3 £38,500 -
Perth and Kinross -2 2 £46,250 -2.63% 1
South Ayrshire - 2 £26,750 -
Argyll and Bute -1 1 £27,500 -
Lanarkshire -2 1 £46,000 +124.39% 3
West Dunbartonshire -3 1 £48,500 +5.43%
Moray - 1 - -
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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.

1 213 (38.59%) Linux
2 179 (32.43%) SQL
3 171 (30.98%) Microsoft
4 144 (26.09%) Windows Server
5 143 (25.91%) Degree
6 133 (24.09%) C#
7 125 (22.64%) Active Directory
8 122 (22.10%) SQL Server
9 118 (21.38%) Microsoft Azure
10 110 (19.93%) Agile Software Development
11 103 (18.66%) Unix
12 95 (17.21%) Finance
13 94 (17.03%) Git (software)
14 91 (16.49%) Java
15 86 (15.58%) .NET
15 86 (15.58%) Software Engineering
16 82 (14.86%) VMware
17 81 (14.67%) C++
18 79 (14.31%) ITIL
19 77 (13.95%) Office 365
19 77 (13.95%) DevOps
20 74 (13.41%) PowerShell
21 72 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
22 70 (12.68%) Amazon AWS
22 70 (12.68%) Opscode Chef
23 68 (12.32%) Windows Server 2012
23 68 (12.32%) Jenkins
24 60 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
25 59 (10.69%) Windows Server 2008
25 59 (10.69%) Puppet

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 (6.16%) IIS
2 19 (3.44%) Apache
2 19 (3.44%) JBoss
2 19 (3.44%) MS Exchange
3 16 (2.90%) Tomcat
4 14 (2.54%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.81%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (1.09%) SAS
8 5 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.91%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.91%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.72%) WildFly
10 3 (0.54%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.18%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.18%) CMS
12 1 (0.18%) nginx
12 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 72 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.63%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.18%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 6 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.36%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.36%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.18%) LongView
Cloud Services
1 118 (21.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 77 (13.95%) Office 365
3 70 (12.68%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (6.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 15 (2.72%) SaaS
6 13 (2.36%) IaaS
7 10 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (1.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 9 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (1.63%) npm
9 8 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.36%) Force.com
11 2 (0.36%) Google Compute Engine
11 2 (0.36%) NuGet
11 2 (0.36%) PaaS
12 1 (0.18%) Google Play
12 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.18%) Serverless
12 1 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 56 (10.14%) Firewall
2 41 (7.43%) DNS
3 27 (4.89%) VoIP
4 25 (4.53%) DHCP
4 25 (4.53%) SAN
5 23 (4.17%) LAN
6 22 (3.99%) TCP/IP
6 22 (3.99%) WAN
7 20 (3.62%) VLAN
8 18 (3.26%) VPN
9 10 (1.81%) Fibre Channel
9 10 (1.81%) Network Security
10 9 (1.63%) SSH
10 9 (1.63%) Wireshark
11 8 (1.45%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (1.45%) Ethernet
11 8 (1.45%) HTTP
11 8 (1.45%) IPv4
11 8 (1.45%) IPv6
12 6 (1.09%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (22.10%) SQL Server
2 54 (9.78%) Big Data
3 29 (5.25%) MySQL
4 28 (5.07%) Data Mining
4 28 (5.07%) Oracle Database
5 26 (4.71%) GIS
6 19 (3.44%) Relational Database
7 17 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (2.36%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (1.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 9 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
9 9 (1.63%) Oracle Database 12c
10 8 (1.45%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (1.09%) DB2
12 6 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
12 6 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (1.09%) SAS EBI
12 6 (1.09%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 94 (17.03%) Git (software)
2 68 (12.32%) Jenkins
3 54 (9.78%) JIRA
4 51 (9.24%) Subversion
5 48 (8.70%) Visual Studio
6 30 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (4.89%) Octopus Deploy
8 26 (4.71%) IBM UrbanCode
8 26 (4.71%) NetBeans
9 25 (4.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 25 (4.53%) GoCD
10 23 (4.17%) TeamCity
11 20 (3.62%) NUnit
12 15 (2.72%) Bugzilla
13 14 (2.54%) Cucumber
14 13 (2.36%) CircleCI
14 13 (2.36%) CruiseControl
14 13 (2.36%) SpecFlow
15 8 (1.45%) Toad
16 7 (1.27%) Log4Net
General
1 95 (17.21%) Finance
2 35 (6.34%) Banking
3 28 (5.07%) Military
4 20 (3.62%) Law
5 18 (3.26%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.90%) Electronics
7 15 (2.72%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.99%) Retail
9 5 (0.91%) French Language
10 4 (0.72%) Automotive
10 4 (0.72%) German Language
10 4 (0.72%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.54%) Legal
11 3 (0.54%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.36%) Advertising
12 2 (0.36%) Back Office
12 2 (0.36%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.36%) Local Government
12 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 77 (13.95%) Software Engineer
2 66 (11.96%) Developer
3 61 (11.05%) Analyst
4 41 (7.43%) C# Software Engineer
4 41 (7.43%) Java Engineer
4 41 (7.43%) Java Software Engineer
5 39 (7.07%) Consultant
6 35 (6.34%) Support Analyst
7 33 (5.98%) Administrator
7 33 (5.98%) Software Developer
7 33 (5.98%) Support Engineer
8 32 (5.80%) IT Support
9 31 (5.62%) .NET Developer
10 30 (5.43%) Test Engineer
11 29 (5.25%) Graduate
12 28 (5.07%) Senior Consultant
13 27 (4.89%) IT Engineer
14 26 (4.71%) DBA
15 25 (4.53%) DevOps Consultant
15 25 (4.53%) Senior DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (15.58%) .NET
2 39 (7.07%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 35 (6.34%) XML
4 34 (6.16%) Web Services
5 32 (5.80%) WPF
6 28 (5.07%) OpenCV
6 28 (5.07%) Swing
7 27 (4.89%) RESTful
7 27 (4.89%) SOAP
8 26 (4.71%) REST
9 25 (4.53%) Elastic Stack
9 25 (4.53%) HTML
10 24 (4.35%) ASP.NET
11 23 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
12 20 (3.62%) JSON
13 17 (3.08%) CSS
14 13 (2.36%) Gherkin
15 12 (2.17%) AngularJS
15 12 (2.17%) JSP
15 12 (2.17%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 59 (10.69%) Robotics
2 41 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (7.25%) Computer Science
4 39 (7.07%) Algorithms
5 27 (4.89%) Management Information System
6 22 (3.99%) Data Centre
7 16 (2.90%) Clustering
8 12 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.81%) Fintech
9 10 (1.81%) Public Cloud
9 10 (1.81%) Replication
10 8 (1.45%) Derivative
10 8 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (1.27%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.27%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (1.09%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.91%) Driving Licence
14 4 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 213 (38.59%) Linux
2 144 (26.09%) Windows Server
3 103 (18.66%) Unix
4 68 (12.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 59 (10.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (10.33%) Windows 10
7 51 (9.24%) Windows 7
8 14 (2.54%) Windows 8
9 13 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (2.17%) Mac OS
11 11 (1.99%) Android
11 11 (1.99%) Apple iOS
12 9 (1.63%) AIX
13 8 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (1.09%) Debian
15 5 (0.91%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.91%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.72%) Solaris
17 2 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
17 2 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (19.93%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (15.58%) Software Engineering
3 79 (14.31%) ITIL
4 77 (13.95%) DevOps
5 60 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
6 57 (10.33%) Open Source
7 55 (9.96%) Innovative Thinking
8 50 (9.06%) Problem-Solving
9 43 (7.79%) Continuous Delivery
9 43 (7.79%) SOA
10 42 (7.61%) Software Testing
11 41 (7.43%) Data Analysis
11 41 (7.43%) Test Automation
12 40 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
12 40 (7.25%) Mathematics
13 36 (6.52%) Microservices
13 36 (6.52%) SDLC
14 32 (5.80%) Customer Engagement
14 32 (5.80%) Service Management
14 32 (5.80%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 179 (32.43%) SQL
2 133 (24.09%) C#
3 91 (16.49%) Java
4 81 (14.67%) C++
5 74 (13.41%) PowerShell
6 50 (9.06%) JavaScript
7 34 (6.16%) Python
8 28 (5.07%) Bash Shell
9 13 (2.36%) PL/SQL
10 12 (2.17%) VB
11 11 (1.99%) VB.NET
12 9 (1.63%) Shell Script
12 9 (1.63%) VBScript
13 8 (1.45%) Bourne shell
13 8 (1.45%) Korn
13 8 (1.45%) Perl
13 8 (1.45%) sed
13 8 (1.45%) Tcl
14 7 (1.27%) Ruby
15 5 (0.91%) VBA
Qualifications
1 143 (25.91%) Degree
2 55 (9.96%) Numerate Degree
3 28 (5.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (3.44%) ITIL Certification
5 18 (3.26%) MCSE
6 14 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (2.36%) MCSA
8 11 (1.99%) MCP
9 10 (1.81%) CCNA
9 10 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (1.09%) Security Cleared
13 5 (0.91%) A+ Certification
13 5 (0.91%) CCENT
13 5 (0.91%) Network+ Certification
13 5 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.72%) CompTIA Security+
15 2 (0.36%) HND
15 2 (0.36%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (7.43%) SLA
2 23 (4.17%) QA
3 10 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.72%) GDPR
6 2 (0.36%) IEC 61131
7 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 125 (22.64%) Active Directory
2 55 (9.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (6.70%) Hyper-V
4 16 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (2.72%) vSphere
6 13 (2.36%) Firmware
6 13 (2.36%) NFS
7 11 (1.99%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (1.81%) Docker
8 10 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (1.27%) Samba
9 7 (1.27%) XenDesktop
10 6 (1.09%) iptables
10 6 (1.09%) XenApp
11 5 (0.91%) BitLocker
11 5 (0.91%) Dovecot
11 5 (0.91%) Oracle Clusterware
11 5 (0.91%) QEMU
11 5 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.91%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 70 (12.68%) Opscode Chef
2 59 (10.69%) Puppet
3 57 (10.33%) Ansible
4 42 (7.61%) SCCM
5 25 (4.53%) Consul
5 25 (4.53%) Rundeck
5 25 (4.53%) Terraform
6 8 (1.45%) SCOM
7 7 (1.27%) Failover Clustering
7 7 (1.27%) PowerCLI
7 7 (1.27%) vCenter Server
7 7 (1.27%) vMotion
8 6 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (0.91%) Data Guard
9 5 (0.91%) Proxmox
10 4 (0.72%) BladeLogic
10 4 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.54%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 171 (30.98%) Microsoft
2 82 (14.86%) VMware
3 57 (10.33%) Oracle
4 37 (6.70%) Citrix
5 35 (6.34%) Cisco
6 28 (5.07%) RedGate
7 27 (4.89%) ServiceNow
8 26 (4.71%) Splunk
9 25 (4.53%) Delphix
10 15 (2.72%) HP
11 13 (2.36%) Dell
12 11 (1.99%) Google
12 11 (1.99%) Meraki
12 11 (1.99%) Red Hat
13 9 (1.63%) New Relic
13 9 (1.63%) TIBCO
14 8 (1.45%) Solace
14 8 (1.45%) Talarian
15 7 (1.27%) IBM
15 7 (1.27%) Veeam