Period
to 26 July 2021

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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Scotland
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 15 21
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 432 287 570
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 9.83% 12.24% 10.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.03% 51.71% 47.34%
Number of salaries quoted 322 170 393
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,125 £25,100
25th Percentile £27,500 £32,500 £27,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £38,250 £45,000 £38,500
Median % change year-on-year -15.00% +16.88% +11.59%
75th Percentile £53,750 £55,000 £49,267
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £58,627
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

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 771 555 1,204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 17.55% 23.67% 22.31%
Number of salaries quoted 551 350 783
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £31,125 £36,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £54,525
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +7.53% -2.11%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Scotland

Windows
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows in Scotland.

Salary trend for Windows in Scotland

Windows
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows in Scotland over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 2021. 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 -4 204 £30,000 -33.33% 29
Glasgow -15 81 £40,000 -13.51% 25
Aberdeen -10 26 £55,000 +10.00% 7
Highlands - 24 £47,500 - 2
Dundee -7 23 £45,750 -36.90%
Fife - 21 £30,000 - 5
West Lothian -6 17 £37,500 +19.05%
West Dunbartonshire - 8 £24,000 - 1
Perth and Kinross - 5 - -
East Lothian - 4 £26,500 -
North Lanarkshire -4 3 £38,000 -36.67% 1
Lanarkshire - 3 £46,000 - 1
Aberdeenshire - 2 £28,250 - 1
Dumfries and Galloway - 2 £24,500 -
Stirling -4 1 £42,500 - 4
East Ayrshire - 1 - -
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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.

1 188 (43.52%) Windows Server
2 180 (41.67%) Microsoft 365
3 176 (40.74%) Microsoft
4 170 (39.35%) Active Directory
5 158 (36.57%) Linux
6 150 (34.72%) Windows 10
7 134 (31.02%) Azure
8 91 (21.06%) VMware
8 91 (21.06%) Social Skills
9 90 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
10 78 (18.06%) DevOps
11 71 (16.44%) Firewall
11 71 (16.44%) PowerShell
12 70 (16.20%) Hyper-V
13 68 (15.74%) SQL Server
14 65 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
15 61 (14.12%) AWS
16 60 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
17 56 (12.96%) Windows 7
18 53 (12.27%) TCP/IP
18 53 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
19 52 (12.04%) Docker
19 52 (12.04%) Data Centre
20 51 (11.81%) SQL
21 49 (11.34%) Cisco
22 48 (11.11%) Terraform
23 46 (10.65%) DNS
23 46 (10.65%) SaaS
24 44 (10.19%) Degree
25 43 (9.95%) Infrastructure as Code

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 33 (7.64%) SharePoint
2 29 (6.71%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.78%) IIS
4 11 (2.55%) WebLogic
5 10 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.62%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.39%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.16%) Apache
8 5 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.93%) JBoss
10 3 (0.69%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.69%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.23%) CMS
11 1 (0.23%) OpenEdge
11 1 (0.23%) StreamWeaver
11 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 40 (9.26%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.23%) EngageOne
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.16%) Oracle Clinical
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 180 (41.67%) Microsoft 365
2 134 (31.02%) Azure
3 61 (14.12%) AWS
4 46 (10.65%) SaaS
5 18 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 17 (3.94%) GCP
7 13 (3.01%) PaaS
8 12 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (2.31%) OneDrive
10 6 (1.39%) IaaS
11 4 (0.93%) GitHub
12 3 (0.69%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.46%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 2 (0.46%) Azure Storage
14 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.23%) Datadog
14 1 (0.23%) npm
14 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.23%) Route 53
14 1 (0.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 71 (16.44%) Firewall
2 53 (12.27%) TCP/IP
3 46 (10.65%) DNS
4 36 (8.33%) LAN
5 33 (7.64%) SAN
6 31 (7.18%) WAN
7 27 (6.25%) DHCP
8 26 (6.02%) VPN
9 23 (5.32%) VoIP
10 21 (4.86%) Wireless
11 19 (4.40%) Network Security
12 15 (3.47%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (2.78%) SSL
14 10 (2.31%) Internet
15 8 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (1.85%) WLAN
16 7 (1.62%) Skype
16 7 (1.62%) VLAN
17 5 (1.16%) Cisco Firepower
17 5 (1.16%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (15.74%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.17%) MySQL
3 16 (3.70%) NoSQL
4 12 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 11 (2.55%) Big Data
6 9 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (2.08%) Hadoop
7 8 (1.85%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.69%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.69%) Power BI
12 3 (0.69%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
14 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
14 1 (0.23%) FileMaker
14 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 27 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 14 (3.24%) MSI
4 11 (2.55%) Octopus Deploy
5 10 (2.31%) AdminStudio
5 10 (2.31%) GitLab
6 9 (2.08%) Artifactory
6 9 (2.08%) Visual Studio
7 8 (1.85%) Bitbucket
7 8 (1.85%) Gerrit
7 8 (1.85%) Subversion
7 8 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (1.16%) Maven
8 5 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.93%) JIRA
10 3 (0.69%) Ant
10 3 (0.69%) AppScan
10 3 (0.69%) InstallShield
10 3 (0.69%) TeamCity
General
1 91 (21.06%) Social Skills
2 53 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (7.41%) Marketing
4 24 (5.56%) Documentation Skills
5 20 (4.63%) Finance
5 20 (4.63%) Public Sector
6 18 (4.17%) Banking
7 13 (3.01%) Retail
8 9 (2.08%) Organisational Skills
9 6 (1.39%) Automotive
9 6 (1.39%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (1.16%) Police
11 4 (0.93%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 2 (0.46%) Electronics
12 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.23%) Billing
13 1 (0.23%) Fire and Rescue
13 1 (0.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 63 (14.58%) Analyst
2 56 (12.96%) IT Engineer
3 55 (12.73%) IT Support
4 43 (9.95%) Support Analyst
5 38 (8.80%) IT Analyst
6 35 (8.10%) Support Engineer
7 30 (6.94%) IT Support Analyst
8 29 (6.71%) Administrator
9 26 (6.02%) Systems Administrator
10 25 (5.79%) Site Engineer
10 25 (5.79%) Site Reliability Engineer
11 23 (5.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 22 (5.09%) DevOps Engineer
13 18 (4.17%) Consultant
14 17 (3.94%) Windows Engineer
15 16 (3.70%) Software Engineer
16 15 (3.47%) IT Support Engineer
17 14 (3.24%) IT Manager
17 14 (3.24%) Technical Engineer
17 14 (3.24%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.08%) .NET
1 9 (2.08%) Kafka
2 8 (1.85%) HTML
3 7 (1.62%) CSS
4 6 (1.39%) Middleware
5 5 (1.16%) jQuery
5 5 (1.16%) Web Services
6 4 (0.93%) Entity Framework
6 4 (0.93%) LAMP
6 4 (0.93%) LDAP
6 4 (0.93%) LINQ
6 4 (0.93%) SOAP
6 4 (0.93%) Software Packaging
6 4 (0.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (0.93%) XML
7 3 (0.69%) .NET Core
7 3 (0.69%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.69%) REST
8 2 (0.46%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.46%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (12.04%) Data Centre
2 42 (9.72%) Public Cloud
3 23 (5.32%) EPoS
4 22 (5.09%) Mobile App
5 20 (4.63%) Hybrid Cloud
6 17 (3.94%) Management Information System
7 13 (3.01%) Driving Licence
8 12 (2.78%) PKI
8 12 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (2.55%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.62%) Cloud Native
11 6 (1.39%) EMC VNX
12 5 (1.16%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.16%) Biotechnology
12 5 (1.16%) Cyberthreat
12 5 (1.16%) Life Science
12 5 (1.16%) Mainframe
12 5 (1.16%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.93%) e-Health
13 4 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 188 (43.52%) Windows Server
2 158 (36.57%) Linux
3 150 (34.72%) Windows 10
4 60 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 56 (12.96%) Windows 7
6 38 (8.80%) Unix
7 30 (6.94%) Windows 8
8 29 (6.71%) Windows Server 2016
9 19 (4.40%) Windows Server 2019
10 17 (3.94%) Mac OS
11 13 (3.01%) Apple iOS
12 12 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (2.31%) Android
14 8 (1.85%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (1.39%) VMS
17 5 (1.16%) CoreOS
17 5 (1.16%) Embedded Linux
17 5 (1.16%) zOS
18 4 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
2 78 (18.06%) DevOps
3 43 (9.95%) Infrastructure as Code
4 41 (9.49%) Software Engineering
5 35 (8.10%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (7.87%) Microservices
7 32 (7.41%) Migration
8 30 (6.94%) ITIL
8 30 (6.94%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 29 (6.71%) Configuration Management
10 26 (6.02%) Computer Science
10 26 (6.02%) Disaster Recovery
10 26 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 26 (6.02%) Product Management
10 26 (6.02%) Systems Engineering
11 25 (5.79%) Mentoring
12 23 (5.32%) Service Delivery
13 22 (5.09%) Change Management
14 21 (4.86%) Analytics
14 21 (4.86%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (16.44%) PowerShell
2 51 (11.81%) SQL
3 40 (9.26%) Python
4 29 (6.71%) C#
5 27 (6.25%) Bash Shell
6 23 (5.32%) Java
7 19 (4.40%) C++
7 19 (4.40%) JavaScript
8 15 (3.47%) VB
9 14 (3.24%) VBScript
10 11 (2.55%) Shell Script
11 10 (2.31%) Ruby
12 8 (1.85%) C
13 5 (1.16%) Perl
14 4 (0.93%) Korn
14 4 (0.93%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.93%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.46%) PHP
15 2 (0.46%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.23%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 44 (10.19%) Degree
2 41 (9.49%) Security Cleared
3 26 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (3.94%) SC Cleared
5 15 (3.47%) MCP
6 14 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (3.24%) MCSE
7 10 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (2.31%) HNC
7 10 (2.31%) HND
8 7 (1.62%) CCNA
8 7 (1.62%) CCNP
9 5 (1.16%) AWS Certification
9 5 (1.16%) MCSA
10 4 (0.93%) CISSP
10 4 (0.93%) CWNA
10 4 (0.93%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.46%) CISMP
11 2 (0.46%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.41%) SLA
2 27 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials
3 8 (1.85%) QA
4 5 (1.16%) GDPR
4 5 (1.16%) Good Clinical Practice
5 4 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 4 (0.93%) NIST
6 1 (0.23%) COBIT
6 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.23%) IEC 61131
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 170 (39.35%) Active Directory
2 70 (16.20%) Hyper-V
3 65 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 52 (12.04%) Docker
5 19 (4.40%) Virtual Servers
6 14 (3.24%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (3.01%) vSphere
8 6 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.69%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.23%) NFS
12 1 (0.23%) NLBS
12 1 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 48 (11.11%) Terraform
2 41 (9.49%) Kubernetes
2 41 (9.49%) SCCM
3 25 (5.79%) ZABBIX
4 23 (5.32%) Ansible
5 21 (4.86%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (4.86%) Puppet
6 19 (4.40%) Microsoft Intune
7 16 (3.70%) WMI
8 12 (2.78%) Sysprep
9 11 (2.55%) Graylog
9 11 (2.55%) Nagios
10 8 (1.85%) SCOM
11 6 (1.39%) BladeLogic
11 6 (1.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 6 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (1.39%) WSUS
12 5 (1.16%) Istio
13 3 (0.69%) HAProxy
13 3 (0.69%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 176 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 91 (21.06%) VMware
3 49 (11.34%) Cisco
4 37 (8.56%) Oracle
5 19 (4.40%) Veeam
6 17 (3.94%) ServiceNow
7 16 (3.70%) Citrix
8 14 (3.24%) Dell
9 13 (3.01%) Remedy
10 11 (2.55%) HP
11 9 (2.08%) EMC
12 7 (1.62%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.39%) 3PAR
13 6 (1.39%) Blue Coat
13 6 (1.39%) BMC
13 6 (1.39%) Intel
13 6 (1.39%) Splunk
14 5 (1.16%) Meraki
14 5 (1.16%) SolarWinds
14 5 (1.16%) Xerox