Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Scotland
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 15 15
Rank change year-on-year -7 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 529 661 566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 9.89% 11.81% 11.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.94% 56.54% 52.36%
Number of salaries quoted 351 464 390
Scotland median annual salary £38,500 £38,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.32% -3.80% +1.28%
10th Percentile £25,250 £22,825 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £56,250
UK median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.27% -1.25%

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 1,127 1,169 1,081
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.07% 20.89% 21.58%
Number of salaries quoted 739 776 732
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,700
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -8 245 £38,500 +2.67% 29
Glasgow -2 188 £41,750 +1.83% 31
Aberdeen +6 19 £45,000 +26.76% 5
West Lothian -20 13 £35,000 -3.45% 1
Dundee -1 10 £30,000 -14.29% 3
Renfrewshire +1 9 £27,000 -5.26%
South Lanarkshire +2 8 £30,000 -29.41%
Stirling +7 7 £45,000 +95.65% 1
Fife -11 6 £46,000 +29.58% 1
Scottish Borders - 5 £30,750 - 1
Aberdeenshire +2 3 £41,000 -
South Ayrshire - 3 £28,500 -
Perth and Kinross -1 2 £46,250 -2.63%
Highlands -3 2 £21,000 -4.55% 1
North Lanarkshire -4 2 - -
Argyll and Bute +1 1 £27,500 -
Lanarkshire -1 1 £46,000 +73.58%
West Dunbartonshire -2 1 £48,500 +0.52%
Midlothian -3 1 £24,000 -17.24%
Falkirk - 1 £38,500 -
Moray - 1 - -
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 216 (40.83%) Linux
2 171 (32.33%) SQL
3 163 (30.81%) Microsoft
4 148 (27.98%) Windows Server
5 140 (26.47%) Active Directory
6 130 (24.57%) Degree
7 122 (23.06%) SQL Server
8 115 (21.74%) C#
9 114 (21.55%) Microsoft Azure
10 104 (19.66%) Unix
11 102 (19.28%) Finance
12 96 (18.15%) Git (software)
13 94 (17.77%) Agile Software Development
14 86 (16.26%) Java
15 82 (15.50%) DevOps
16 81 (15.31%) VMware
17 80 (15.12%) C++
17 80 (15.12%) .NET
18 79 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
19 77 (14.56%) Jenkins
20 76 (14.37%) Office 365
20 76 (14.37%) Continuous Integration
21 72 (13.61%) PowerShell
22 69 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
22 69 (13.04%) Software Engineering
23 68 (12.85%) Microsoft Office
24 64 (12.10%) Windows Server 2012
25 63 (11.91%) Puppet
26 62 (11.72%) Oracle
26 62 (11.72%) 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 30 (5.67%) IIS
2 23 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 19 (3.59%) Apache
4 15 (2.84%) JBoss
4 15 (2.84%) Tomcat
5 13 (2.46%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.51%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.32%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.95%) SAS
9 4 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.76%) WildFly
10 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.38%) Confluence
11 2 (0.38%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.19%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.19%) CMS
12 1 (0.19%) MQSeries
Applications
1 68 (12.85%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (3.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.32%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.19%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 114 (21.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 79 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
3 76 (14.37%) Office 365
4 36 (6.81%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (1.89%) SaaS
7 9 (1.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 7 (1.32%) IaaS
9 6 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.76%) npm
11 3 (0.57%) Google Compute Engine
11 3 (0.57%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.57%) PaaS
11 3 (0.57%) Serverless
12 2 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.38%) Force.com
12 2 (0.38%) NuGet
13 1 (0.19%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 51 (9.64%) DNS
2 48 (9.07%) Firewall
3 32 (6.05%) DHCP
4 28 (5.29%) LAN
5 26 (4.91%) WAN
6 21 (3.97%) TCP/IP
7 19 (3.59%) SAN
8 16 (3.02%) VoIP
8 16 (3.02%) VPN
9 10 (1.89%) Fibre Channel
10 9 (1.70%) Internet
10 9 (1.70%) Network Security
11 7 (1.32%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (1.32%) VLAN
12 6 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (0.95%) Broadband
13 5 (0.95%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (0.76%) Ethernet
14 4 (0.76%) Intranet
14 4 (0.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (23.06%) SQL Server
2 42 (7.94%) Big Data
3 33 (6.24%) Oracle Database
4 30 (5.67%) MySQL
5 22 (4.16%) Data Mining
6 20 (3.78%) GIS
7 18 (3.40%) Relational Database
8 16 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (2.65%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (1.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 9 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (1.32%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.95%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 5 (0.95%) SAS EBI
13 5 (0.95%) SAS Visual Analytics
13 5 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.95%) Star Schema
14 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 96 (18.15%) Git (software)
2 77 (14.56%) Jenkins
3 56 (10.59%) Subversion
4 51 (9.64%) JIRA
5 47 (8.88%) Visual Studio
6 31 (5.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 30 (5.67%) Octopus Deploy
8 28 (5.29%) TeamCity
9 26 (4.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 26 (4.91%) GoCD
9 26 (4.91%) IBM UrbanCode
10 20 (3.78%) NetBeans
11 19 (3.59%) Cucumber
12 18 (3.40%) NUnit
13 17 (3.21%) SpecFlow
14 14 (2.65%) Toad
15 13 (2.46%) CircleCI
15 13 (2.46%) CruiseControl
16 9 (1.70%) Artifactory
16 9 (1.70%) Eclipse
General
1 102 (19.28%) Finance
2 31 (5.86%) Banking
3 22 (4.16%) Military
4 16 (3.02%) Law
5 15 (2.84%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.84%) Retail
6 10 (1.89%) Electronics
7 9 (1.70%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.76%) French Language
8 4 (0.76%) Legal
9 2 (0.38%) Automotive
9 2 (0.38%) German Language
9 2 (0.38%) Local Government
9 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.38%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.19%) Advertising
10 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.19%) Front Office
10 1 (0.19%) Games
10 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 72 (13.61%) Software Engineer
2 62 (11.72%) Developer
3 52 (9.83%) Analyst
4 39 (7.37%) C# Software Engineer
4 39 (7.37%) Java Engineer
4 39 (7.37%) Java Software Engineer
5 38 (7.18%) Consultant
5 38 (7.18%) Support Engineer
6 37 (6.99%) Administrator
7 32 (6.05%) IT Support
8 31 (5.86%) Software Developer
8 31 (5.86%) Support Analyst
9 29 (5.48%) .NET Developer
9 29 (5.48%) DevOps Engineer
9 29 (5.48%) Senior Consultant
9 29 (5.48%) Test Engineer
10 28 (5.29%) DBA
10 28 (5.29%) Graduate
11 27 (5.10%) Architect
12 26 (4.91%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (15.12%) .NET
2 46 (8.70%) XML
3 40 (7.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 26 (4.91%) Elastic Stack
4 26 (4.91%) Web Services
5 24 (4.54%) RESTful
5 24 (4.54%) WPF
6 23 (4.35%) REST
7 22 (4.16%) ASP.NET Web API
7 22 (4.16%) HTML
7 22 (4.16%) OpenCV
7 22 (4.16%) Swing
8 21 (3.97%) SOAP
9 20 (3.78%) CSS
10 19 (3.59%) JSON
11 17 (3.21%) Gherkin
12 15 (2.84%) ASP.NET
12 15 (2.84%) XSD
12 15 (2.84%) XSLT
13 14 (2.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
1 42 (7.94%) Robotics
2 32 (6.05%) Algorithms
3 27 (5.10%) Management Information System
4 23 (4.35%) Data Centre
5 16 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.46%) Clustering
7 12 (2.27%) Derivative
7 12 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (2.08%) Public Cloud
8 11 (2.08%) Replication
9 8 (1.51%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.51%) Driving Licence
9 8 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.32%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.95%) Fintech
11 5 (0.95%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 216 (40.83%) Linux
2 148 (27.98%) Windows Server
3 104 (19.66%) Unix
4 64 (12.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 59 (11.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (10.02%) Windows 10
7 44 (8.32%) Windows 7
8 15 (2.84%) Apple iOS
9 13 (2.46%) Android
10 12 (2.27%) Windows 8
10 12 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.32%) Mac OS
13 6 (1.13%) AIX
14 3 (0.57%) CentOS
14 3 (0.57%) Solaris
14 3 (0.57%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.38%) Debian
15 2 (0.38%) VMS
15 2 (0.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (17.77%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (15.50%) DevOps
3 76 (14.37%) Continuous Integration
4 69 (13.04%) Software Engineering
5 62 (11.72%) ITIL
6 55 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
7 51 (9.64%) Open Source
8 50 (9.45%) Continuous Delivery
9 43 (8.13%) Innovative Thinking
9 43 (8.13%) Software Testing
10 41 (7.75%) Test Automation
11 38 (7.18%) Continuous Improvement
12 35 (6.62%) Customer Engagement
13 34 (6.43%) Data Analysis
14 33 (6.24%) Computer Science
15 32 (6.05%) TDD
16 31 (5.86%) Microservices
16 31 (5.86%) OO
17 30 (5.67%) Analytics
17 30 (5.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 171 (32.33%) SQL
2 115 (21.74%) C#
3 86 (16.26%) Java
4 80 (15.12%) C++
5 72 (13.61%) PowerShell
6 48 (9.07%) JavaScript
7 36 (6.81%) Python
8 29 (5.48%) Bash Shell
9 19 (3.59%) PL/SQL
10 14 (2.65%) VB
11 13 (2.46%) VB.NET
12 11 (2.08%) Ruby
13 10 (1.89%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.70%) Perl
14 9 (1.70%) VBScript
15 7 (1.32%) C
16 6 (1.13%) Bourne shell
16 6 (1.13%) Korn
16 6 (1.13%) sed
16 6 (1.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 130 (24.57%) Degree
2 44 (8.32%) Numerate Degree
3 32 (6.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (3.78%) MCSE
5 17 (3.21%) MCSA
6 15 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (2.84%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (2.65%) MCP
8 12 (2.27%) CCNA
9 7 (1.32%) A+ Certification
10 6 (1.13%) CCENT
10 6 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (1.13%) Network+ Certification
11 5 (0.95%) CompTIA Security+
11 5 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.57%) CCNP
12 3 (0.57%) CISSP
13 2 (0.38%) HND
13 2 (0.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.37%) SLA
2 28 (5.29%) QA
3 10 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (0.76%) GDPR
6 3 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.38%) IEC 61131
8 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 140 (26.47%) Active Directory
2 59 (11.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (6.99%) Hyper-V
4 19 (3.59%) vSphere
5 15 (2.84%) Firmware
6 13 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (2.27%) Docker
7 12 (2.27%) NFS
7 12 (2.27%) Oracle Clusterware
7 12 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (1.13%) Samba
10 5 (0.95%) BitLocker
10 5 (0.95%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.76%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.38%) KVM
12 2 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 69 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
2 63 (11.91%) Puppet
3 57 (10.78%) Ansible
4 40 (7.56%) SCCM
5 26 (4.91%) Consul
5 26 (4.91%) Rundeck
5 26 (4.91%) Terraform
6 12 (2.27%) Data Guard
7 10 (1.89%) Failover Clustering
8 7 (1.32%) PowerCLI
8 7 (1.32%) vCenter Server
8 7 (1.32%) vMotion
9 6 (1.13%) BladeLogic
9 6 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.95%) SCOM
11 4 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.76%) Salt
12 3 (0.57%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 163 (30.81%) Microsoft
2 81 (15.31%) VMware
3 62 (11.72%) Oracle
4 35 (6.62%) Cisco
5 34 (6.43%) Citrix
6 29 (5.48%) RedGate
6 29 (5.48%) ServiceNow
7 28 (5.29%) Splunk
8 26 (4.91%) Delphix
9 15 (2.84%) Google
10 14 (2.65%) Solace
10 14 (2.65%) Talarian
10 14 (2.65%) TIBCO
11 11 (2.08%) Dell
11 11 (2.08%) HP
12 10 (1.89%) Red Hat
13 9 (1.70%) Meraki
13 9 (1.70%) New Relic
14 7 (1.32%) IBM
14 7 (1.32%) Veeam