Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Scotland
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 19 19
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 541 553 641
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 9.86% 10.39% 11.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.26% 50.05% 49.38%
Number of salaries quoted 357 354 398
Scotland median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £22,425
90th Percentile £58,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 1,121 1,105 1,298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.43% 20.77% 22.75%
Number of salaries quoted 718 661 769
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £24,950
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,050
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +2 259 £35,000 -12.50% 31
Glasgow +2 176 £35,000 -12.50% 22
West Lothian +8 35 £34,000 +2.26% 2
Stirling - 15 £27,500 - 2
Renfrewshire +4 13 £25,000 -27.54%
Dundee -5 12 £30,000 -25.00% 3
Aberdeen 0 10 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Scottish Borders 0 6 £33,750 +21.62% 2
Falkirk - 4 £38,500 -
Perth and Kinross +1 2 £46,250 -12.74%
North Lanarkshire -4 2 £32,000 -11.11%
Fife -6 2 £29,500 -18.06% 4
South Ayrshire - 2 £26,750 -
Strathclyde - 2 £34,250 -
South Lanarkshire -11 1 - -
Moray - 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - 1 £27,500 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £48,500 -
Lanarkshire - 1 £46,000 - 2
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 204 (37.71%) Linux
2 174 (32.16%) Microsoft
3 167 (30.87%) SQL
4 159 (29.39%) Windows Server
5 127 (23.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 123 (22.74%) Active Directory
7 121 (22.37%) C#
8 108 (19.96%) Degree
9 106 (19.59%) SQL Server
10 100 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
11 90 (16.64%) Unix
12 86 (15.90%) VMware
13 85 (15.71%) Software Engineering
14 82 (15.16%) Java
14 82 (15.16%) Finance
15 80 (14.79%) .NET
16 79 (14.60%) C++
16 79 (14.60%) PowerShell
16 79 (14.60%) Git (software)
17 74 (13.68%) Office 365
18 72 (13.31%) ITIL
19 70 (12.94%) DevOps
20 69 (12.75%) Windows Server 2008
21 66 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
22 64 (11.83%) Windows Server 2012
22 64 (11.83%) Opscode Chef
23 59 (10.91%) Firewall
24 58 (10.72%) Microsoft Office
25 57 (10.54%) Ansible
26 56 (10.35%) Jenkins

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 35 (6.47%) MS Exchange
2 29 (5.36%) IIS
3 19 (3.51%) SharePoint
4 18 (3.33%) JBoss
5 16 (2.96%) Tomcat
6 14 (2.59%) Apache
7 13 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (1.85%) SAS
8 10 (1.85%) Skype for Business
8 10 (1.85%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.92%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.74%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.74%) WildFly
12 2 (0.37%) CMS
12 2 (0.37%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.37%) nginx
12 2 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 58 (10.72%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.37%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.18%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (1.11%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.37%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.37%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) Eikon
4 1 (0.18%) LongView
Cloud Services
1 127 (23.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (13.68%) Office 365
3 66 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (6.10%) Google Cloud Platform
5 25 (4.62%) SaaS
6 22 (4.07%) IaaS
7 18 (3.33%) npm
8 17 (3.14%) Dynamics 365
9 11 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (2.03%) PaaS
10 5 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.74%) GitHub
12 2 (0.37%) Force.com
12 2 (0.37%) NuGet
13 1 (0.18%) Akamai
13 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.18%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 59 (10.91%) Firewall
2 41 (7.58%) SAN
3 40 (7.39%) DNS
4 29 (5.36%) DHCP
5 25 (4.62%) LAN
6 23 (4.25%) VoIP
6 23 (4.25%) VPN
7 22 (4.07%) VLAN
8 21 (3.88%) TCP/IP
9 18 (3.33%) Network Security
10 15 (2.77%) Skype
10 15 (2.77%) WAN
11 12 (2.22%) HTTP
12 10 (1.85%) IPv4
12 10 (1.85%) IPv6
13 8 (1.48%) SSH
14 7 (1.29%) Fibre Channel
14 7 (1.29%) Internet
14 7 (1.29%) Wireshark
15 6 (1.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (19.59%) SQL Server
2 51 (9.43%) Big Data
3 26 (4.81%) Data Mining
4 25 (4.62%) GIS
5 22 (4.07%) Oracle Database
6 21 (3.88%) NoSQL
7 19 (3.51%) MySQL
8 17 (3.14%) Relational Database
9 15 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (2.22%) Oracle Database 12c
11 11 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (1.66%) DB2
13 6 (1.11%) Oracle BI EE
13 6 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (1.11%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 6 (1.11%) SAS EBI
13 6 (1.11%) SAS Visual Analytics
13 6 (1.11%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 79 (14.60%) Git (software)
2 56 (10.35%) Jenkins
3 52 (9.61%) JIRA
4 43 (7.95%) Subversion
5 36 (6.65%) Visual Studio
6 32 (5.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 30 (5.55%) Octopus Deploy
8 25 (4.62%) IBM UrbanCode
8 25 (4.62%) NetBeans
9 24 (4.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 24 (4.44%) GoCD
10 21 (3.88%) NUnit
11 19 (3.51%) TeamCity
12 17 (3.14%) Bugzilla
13 16 (2.96%) Babel
13 16 (2.96%) Log4Net
13 16 (2.96%) Rhino Mocks
13 16 (2.96%) webpack
14 7 (1.29%) Cucumber
15 6 (1.11%) CircleCI
General
1 82 (15.16%) Finance
2 27 (4.99%) Banking
3 26 (4.81%) Military
4 18 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.59%) Law
6 12 (2.22%) Electronics
7 11 (2.03%) Legal
8 9 (1.66%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.29%) Retail
10 4 (0.74%) Advertising
10 4 (0.74%) Automotive
11 3 (0.55%) French Language
11 3 (0.55%) Local Government
11 3 (0.55%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.55%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.37%) Back Office
12 2 (0.37%) German Language
12 2 (0.37%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.37%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 77 (14.23%) Analyst
2 68 (12.57%) Software Engineer
3 63 (11.65%) Developer
4 51 (9.43%) Support Analyst
5 39 (7.21%) Consultant
6 34 (6.28%) IT Support
7 33 (6.10%) C# Software Engineer
7 33 (6.10%) Support Engineer
8 31 (5.73%) .NET Developer
9 30 (5.55%) Java Engineer
9 30 (5.55%) Java Software Engineer
10 27 (4.99%) 2nd Line Support
10 27 (4.99%) Senior Consultant
10 27 (4.99%) Systems Engineer
11 26 (4.81%) Administrator
11 26 (4.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 25 (4.62%) Graduate
12 25 (4.62%) IT Engineer
13 24 (4.44%) DevOps Consultant
13 24 (4.44%) Senior DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (14.79%) .NET
2 43 (7.95%) Web Services
3 33 (6.10%) WPF
4 32 (5.91%) HTML
5 30 (5.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 29 (5.36%) RESTful
6 29 (5.36%) XML
7 27 (4.99%) SOAP
8 26 (4.81%) ASP.NET
8 26 (4.81%) OpenCV
9 25 (4.62%) Swing
10 24 (4.44%) Elastic Stack
11 22 (4.07%) JSON
12 21 (3.88%) AngularJS
12 21 (3.88%) ASP.NET Web API
13 19 (3.51%) REST
14 18 (3.33%) WCF
15 17 (3.14%) Node.js
15 17 (3.14%) React
16 16 (2.96%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 56 (10.35%) Robotics
2 39 (7.21%) Computer Science
3 36 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (6.28%) Algorithms
5 20 (3.70%) Data Centre
6 14 (2.59%) Clustering
7 13 (2.40%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.85%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.66%) Fintech
10 8 (1.48%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.29%) 3D Graphics
11 7 (1.29%) Driving Licence
11 7 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.29%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.29%) Replication
12 6 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (1.11%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.92%) Blackberry
14 4 (0.74%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 204 (37.71%) Linux
2 159 (29.39%) Windows Server
3 90 (16.64%) Unix
4 69 (12.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 64 (11.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 51 (9.43%) Windows 7
7 45 (8.32%) Windows 10
8 20 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (2.59%) Android
11 13 (2.40%) Apple iOS
11 13 (2.40%) Windows 8
12 9 (1.66%) AIX
12 9 (1.66%) Solaris
12 9 (1.66%) Ubuntu
12 9 (1.66%) Windows XP
13 8 (1.48%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.11%) Debian
15 5 (0.92%) CentOS
16 4 (0.74%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (18.48%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (15.71%) Software Engineering
3 72 (13.31%) ITIL
4 70 (12.94%) DevOps
5 54 (9.98%) Open Source
6 52 (9.61%) Innovative Thinking
7 44 (8.13%) Continuous Integration
8 43 (7.95%) Mathematics
9 41 (7.58%) Microservices
10 40 (7.39%) SOA
11 39 (7.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 37 (6.84%) Service Delivery
12 37 (6.84%) Software Testing
13 35 (6.47%) Continuous Delivery
13 35 (6.47%) Data Analysis
13 35 (6.47%) Problem-Solving
14 31 (5.73%) Service Management
15 30 (5.55%) Storage Management
16 29 (5.36%) SDLC
16 29 (5.36%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 167 (30.87%) SQL
2 121 (22.37%) C#
3 82 (15.16%) Java
4 79 (14.60%) C++
4 79 (14.60%) PowerShell
5 49 (9.06%) JavaScript
6 38 (7.02%) Python
7 29 (5.36%) Bash Shell
8 13 (2.40%) VB
9 11 (2.03%) Perl
9 11 (2.03%) Ruby
10 10 (1.85%) Shell Script
10 10 (1.85%) Tcl
10 10 (1.85%) VB.NET
11 9 (1.66%) VBScript
12 7 (1.29%) Bourne shell
12 7 (1.29%) C
12 7 (1.29%) Korn
12 7 (1.29%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 108 (19.96%) Degree
2 51 (9.43%) Numerate Degree
3 20 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 15 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (1.85%) MCSE
8 7 (1.29%) Security Cleared
9 6 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (1.11%) MCP
10 4 (0.74%) A+ Certification
10 4 (0.74%) CCNA
10 4 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.74%) MCSA
11 2 (0.37%) HND
11 2 (0.37%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.37%) MCITP
11 2 (0.37%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.18%) CEH
12 1 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.10%) SLA
2 31 (5.73%) GCP
3 12 (2.22%) QA
4 4 (0.74%) GDPR
5 2 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 123 (22.74%) Active Directory
2 47 (8.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (6.47%) Hyper-V
4 22 (4.07%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (2.22%) XenApp
6 10 (1.85%) NFS
7 9 (1.66%) vSphere
8 7 (1.29%) Docker
9 6 (1.11%) Firmware
9 6 (1.11%) iptables
9 6 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.92%) Dovecot
10 5 (0.92%) Postfix
10 5 (0.92%) QEMU
10 5 (0.92%) Samba
10 5 (0.92%) VirtualBox
10 5 (0.92%) Xen
11 4 (0.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 64 (11.83%) Opscode Chef
2 57 (10.54%) Ansible
3 53 (9.80%) Puppet
4 38 (7.02%) SCCM
5 24 (4.44%) Consul
5 24 (4.44%) Rundeck
5 24 (4.44%) Terraform
6 15 (2.77%) vCenter Server
7 10 (1.85%) SCOM
8 6 (1.11%) DameWare
8 6 (1.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (0.92%) Proxmox
10 4 (0.74%) Nagios
10 4 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.74%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.74%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 4 (0.74%) vMotion
10 4 (0.74%) yum
11 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 174 (32.16%) Microsoft
2 86 (15.90%) VMware
3 51 (9.43%) Oracle
4 44 (8.13%) Cisco
5 37 (6.84%) Citrix
6 26 (4.81%) ServiceNow
7 25 (4.62%) Splunk
8 24 (4.44%) Delphix
8 24 (4.44%) RedGate
9 20 (3.70%) HP
10 13 (2.40%) IBM
11 11 (2.03%) Dell
11 11 (2.03%) Red Hat
12 9 (1.66%) Avaya
13 8 (1.48%) Apple
13 8 (1.48%) New Relic
14 7 (1.29%) EMC
14 7 (1.29%) Meraki
14 7 (1.29%) Symantec
14 7 (1.29%) Veeam