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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
UK / Scotland
Rank 23 18 17
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 194 339 344
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.36% 11.56% 11.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.84% 53.47% 49.86%
Number of salaries quoted 129 219 227
Median salary £38,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,300 £52,500 £51,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £36,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year -1.36% +2.81%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 475 634 690
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 20.47% 21.62% 22.32%
Number of salaries quoted 273 382 411
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,878
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.46%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £24,208
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Windows as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +1 89 £38,250 -4.37% 17
Glasgow -15 69 £39,000 -2.50% 7
West Lothian +2 13 £42,500 +88.88% 1
Inverclyde -2 6 £38,000 +72.72% 1
Aberdeen +6 4 £48,750 +77.27% 1
Dundee +5 4 £40,000 - 3
Fife +2 4 £37,500 +29.31%
South Lanarkshire +2 3 £31,500 -7.35% 5
North Lanarkshire -1 3 £35,250 -
Scottish Borders -1 2 £27,750 +15.62% 2
Renfrewshire -3 1 £41,000 -10.86%
Highlands - 1 £32,500 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £53,000 -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Windows.

1 213 (45.51%) Windows Server
2 184 (39.32%) Microsoft
3 182 (38.89%) Active Directory
4 127 (27.14%) VMware
5 126 (26.92%) Linux
6 111 (23.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 108 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 95 (20.30%) SQL Server
9 89 (19.02%) VMware Infrastructure
10 88 (18.80%) Finance
11 85 (18.16%) Firewall
12 83 (17.74%) SQL
12 83 (17.74%) PowerShell
13 80 (17.09%) ITIL
14 77 (16.45%) MS Exchange
15 75 (16.03%) MS Excel
16 74 (15.81%) Cisco
17 73 (15.60%) Hyper-V
18 72 (15.38%) SCCM
19 70 (14.96%) Citrix
20 68 (14.53%) C#
21 60 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
22 59 (12.61%) Degree
23 57 (12.18%) Python
24 54 (11.54%) DNS
25 53 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
26 52 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
27 51 (10.90%) WAN
27 51 (10.90%) SAN
28 48 (10.26%) TCP/IP

Windows
Top Related 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 77 (16.45%) MS Exchange
2 40 (8.55%) IIS
3 30 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (4.91%) Skype for Business
5 19 (4.06%) Apache
6 18 (3.85%) Tomcat
7 15 (3.21%) SharePoint
8 13 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (1.71%) IBM Domino
11 7 (1.50%) JBoss
12 6 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (1.28%) WebSphere
13 5 (1.07%) Apache Pig
13 5 (1.07%) Apache Spark
13 5 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.85%) Confluence
14 4 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.43%) CMS
Applications
1 75 (16.03%) MS Excel
2 45 (9.62%) MS Office
3 4 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.21%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.21%) Houdini
4 1 (0.21%) Maya
4 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) NUKE
4 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.64%) Fishtalk
1 3 (0.64%) Q-Pulse
2 2 (0.43%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.21%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 53 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (7.91%) Office 365
4 13 (2.78%) SaaS
5 11 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (2.14%) IaaS
7 8 (1.71%) PaaS
8 7 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (1.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (1.07%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.64%) iPaaS
11 2 (0.43%) G Suite
11 2 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.21%) GitHub
12 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.21%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 85 (18.16%) Firewall
2 54 (11.54%) DNS
3 51 (10.90%) SAN
3 51 (10.90%) WAN
4 48 (10.26%) TCP/IP
5 45 (9.62%) LAN
6 38 (8.12%) DHCP
7 31 (6.62%) VPN
8 30 (6.41%) NAS
9 19 (4.06%) Skype
10 15 (3.21%) Internet
11 13 (2.78%) iSCSI
12 11 (2.35%) Network Security
13 10 (2.14%) VLAN
14 8 (1.71%) LDAP
15 5 (1.07%) HTTP
15 5 (1.07%) WLAN
16 4 (0.85%) IP Telephony
16 4 (0.85%) SSH
17 3 (0.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (20.30%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.34%) MySQL
3 15 (3.21%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
5 12 (2.56%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.28%) Big Data
7 5 (1.07%) Apache Hive
7 5 (1.07%) Flink
7 5 (1.07%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.07%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.85%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.64%) SQLBase
10 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (4.06%) Jenkins
2 17 (3.63%) Git (software)
3 12 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (2.35%) Subversion
4 11 (2.35%) Visual Studio
5 9 (1.92%) Maven
6 7 (1.50%) JIRA
7 6 (1.28%) Eclipse
7 6 (1.28%) Moq
7 6 (1.28%) NUnit
8 4 (0.85%) JUnit
8 4 (0.85%) MSI
8 4 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.64%) GCC
9 3 (0.64%) MSTest
9 3 (0.64%) NSubstitute
9 3 (0.64%) NuGet
9 3 (0.64%) Rhino Mocks
9 3 (0.64%) Selenium
10 2 (0.43%) Vagrant
General
1 88 (18.80%) Finance
2 16 (3.42%) Banking
3 12 (2.56%) Games
4 10 (2.14%) Retail
5 7 (1.50%) Back Office
5 7 (1.50%) Electronics
5 7 (1.50%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.07%) Legal
7 4 (0.85%) Publishing
8 2 (0.43%) German Language
9 1 (0.21%) Billing
9 1 (0.21%) French Language
9 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 85 (18.16%) Analyst
2 47 (10.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 46 (9.83%) Support Analyst
4 41 (8.76%) Support Engineer
5 38 (8.12%) Developer
6 30 (6.41%) Consultant
7 29 (6.20%) IT Analyst
8 28 (5.98%) Administrator
9 26 (5.56%) IT Support
10 25 (5.34%) IT Engineer
11 23 (4.91%) Systems Administrator
12 22 (4.70%) Software Engineer
13 21 (4.49%) Infrastructure Support
13 21 (4.49%) Technical Analyst
14 20 (4.27%) Security Engineer
14 20 (4.27%) Systems Engineer
15 19 (4.06%) Senior Analyst
16 18 (3.85%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 17 (3.63%) IT Support Analyst
18 15 (3.21%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (9.40%) .NET
2 22 (4.70%) HTML
2 22 (4.70%) Web Services
3 17 (3.63%) ASP.NET
4 12 (2.56%) AngularJS
5 11 (2.35%) CSS
5 11 (2.35%) REST
6 10 (2.14%) XML
7 9 (1.92%) .NET Framework
7 9 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (1.92%) LAMP
8 8 (1.71%) Middleware
8 8 (1.71%) WPF
9 7 (1.50%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (1.50%) SOAP
10 6 (1.28%) jQuery
11 5 (1.07%) Entity Framework
11 5 (1.07%) NumPy
11 5 (1.07%) RESTful
11 5 (1.07%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 23 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.63%) Computer Science
3 17 (3.63%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.78%) Replication
5 9 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (1.92%) Public Cloud
6 8 (1.71%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.28%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.28%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.28%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.07%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.85%) iPhone
9 4 (0.85%) PKI
10 3 (0.64%) Clustering
10 3 (0.64%) iSeries
10 3 (0.64%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.64%) Social Network
10 3 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 213 (45.51%) Windows Server
2 126 (26.92%) Linux
3 111 (23.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 108 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 60 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 44 (9.40%) Unix
7 40 (8.55%) Windows 7
8 26 (5.56%) Windows 10
9 22 (4.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (3.63%) Solaris
10 17 (3.63%) Ubuntu
11 15 (3.21%) Android
12 13 (2.78%) Windows XP
13 12 (2.56%) Apple iOS
13 12 (2.56%) CentOS
14 11 (2.35%) Windows 8
15 9 (1.92%) Windows 2000
16 8 (1.71%) AIX
17 5 (1.07%) OpenVMS
18 4 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (17.09%) ITIL
2 52 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (8.12%) DevOps
4 35 (7.48%) Service Delivery
5 34 (7.26%) Software Engineering
6 29 (6.20%) IT Strategy
7 23 (4.91%) Configuration Management
7 23 (4.91%) SDLC
8 21 (4.49%) Service Management
9 20 (4.27%) Continuous Improvement
9 20 (4.27%) Mentoring
10 19 (4.06%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (4.06%) Root Cause Analysis
11 18 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
12 16 (3.42%) OO
12 16 (3.42%) Open Source
13 15 (3.21%) ITIL V3
13 15 (3.21%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (2.99%) Infrastructure Monitoring
14 14 (2.99%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 83 (17.74%) PowerShell
1 83 (17.74%) SQL
2 68 (14.53%) C#
3 57 (12.18%) Python
4 48 (10.26%) Java
5 42 (8.97%) C++
6 29 (6.20%) Bash Shell
7 28 (5.98%) JavaScript
8 27 (5.77%) Perl
9 26 (5.56%) C
10 25 (5.34%) VBScript
11 24 (5.13%) VB
12 21 (4.49%) Ruby
13 4 (0.85%) Bourne shell
13 4 (0.85%) Delphi
13 4 (0.85%) Embedded C
13 4 (0.85%) Korn
13 4 (0.85%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.64%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.64%) VB6
Qualifications
1 59 (12.61%) Degree
2 29 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (3.85%) MCSE
4 16 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (2.78%) CCNA
6 12 (2.56%) SC Cleared
6 12 (2.56%) Security Cleared
7 10 (2.14%) CREST Certified
8 9 (1.92%) HND
8 9 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (1.28%) CISSP
11 5 (1.07%) CCNP
11 5 (1.07%) MCITP
11 5 (1.07%) MCSA
12 3 (0.64%) CCA
12 3 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.43%) MCP
13 2 (0.43%) NCDA
13 2 (0.43%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.13%) SLA
2 9 (1.92%) QA
3 7 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.64%) COBIT
4 3 (0.64%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.21%) HL7
System Software
1 182 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 89 (19.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (15.60%) Hyper-V
4 30 (6.41%) vSphere
5 29 (6.20%) XenApp
6 13 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (2.56%) XenDesktop
8 10 (2.14%) Firmware
9 9 (1.92%) BitLocker
9 9 (1.92%) NFS
9 9 (1.92%) Terminal Server
10 8 (1.71%) ISA Server
10 8 (1.71%) Samba
10 8 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (1.50%) Docker
12 6 (1.28%) Terminal Services
13 5 (1.07%) Apache Flume
13 5 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (0.64%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 72 (15.38%) SCCM
2 31 (6.62%) Opscode Chef
2 31 (6.62%) Puppet
3 24 (5.13%) SCOM
4 15 (3.21%) Ansible
5 11 (2.35%) Nagios
6 9 (1.92%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (1.50%) Check_MK
7 7 (1.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 6 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (1.07%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (1.07%) Kubernetes
9 5 (1.07%) Mesos
9 5 (1.07%) SCVMM
9 5 (1.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (0.85%) DameWare
10 4 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (0.64%) MOM
11 3 (0.64%) yum
Vendors
1 184 (39.32%) Microsoft
2 127 (27.14%) VMware
3 74 (15.81%) Cisco
4 70 (14.96%) Citrix
5 28 (5.98%) Oracle
6 25 (5.34%) Red Hat
7 21 (4.49%) Symantec
8 16 (3.42%) CheckPoint
9 14 (2.99%) HP
10 13 (2.78%) Dell
11 12 (2.56%) IBM
11 12 (2.56%) Riverbed
12 11 (2.35%) Brocade
12 11 (2.35%) Intel Security
13 10 (2.14%) Palo Alto
13 10 (2.14%) Perforce
14 9 (1.92%) EMC
14 9 (1.92%) F5
14 9 (1.92%) Percona
14 9 (1.92%) Sourcefire
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Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Varied role, progression
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
JK Resourcing Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
South Lanarkshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £31000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £31000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £37000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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Experis Ltd
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Dundee
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum
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Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Midlothian
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Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Recruitment Genius Ltd
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Traveltek Limited
Salary: Highly Competitive
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Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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East Kilbride, Scotland
Traveltek Limited
Salary: £24k - £38k
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