Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 18 15
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 519 550 675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.86% 10.25% 12.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.61% 46.06% 56.34%
Number of salaries quoted 342 361 469
Scotland median annual salary £38,500 £36,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.48% -5.19% -0.44%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,250 £22,798
90th Percentile £58,627 £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 1,090 1,194 1,198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 22.80% 22.24% 21.55%
Number of salaries quoted 648 766 796
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £65,375 £65,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019. 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 -1 287 £38,500 +10.00% 57
Glasgow +5 138 £45,000 +12.50% 48
West Lothian +9 29 £36,250 +6.62% 1
Aberdeen -3 22 £45,000 - 8
Fife +1 13 £29,750 +0.85% 4
Dundee -8 8 £41,500 +38.33% 4
South Lanarkshire +3 3 £37,500 +19.05% 1
Aberdeenshire +1 3 £22,500 - 1
Falkirk +1 2 £28,500 -25.97%
Scottish Borders 0 2 £36,500 +18.70% 1
Stirling -5 2 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Renfrewshire -6 2 £28,000 +7.69% 6
South Ayrshire +1 1 £35,000 +30.84% 1
Moray 0 1 £24,000 -
North Lanarkshire -4 1 - - 1
Inverclyde - 1 - - 5
East Ayrshire - 1 - -
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 218 (42.00%) Linux
2 166 (31.98%) Microsoft
3 164 (31.60%) Active Directory
4 156 (30.06%) Windows Server
5 128 (24.66%) Azure
6 110 (21.19%) Degree
7 107 (20.62%) C#
8 101 (19.46%) Software Engineering
9 100 (19.27%) Office 365
10 96 (18.50%) Java
11 91 (17.53%) C++
12 90 (17.34%) SQL
12 90 (17.34%) Agile Software Development
13 86 (16.57%) DevOps
14 84 (16.18%) AWS
15 82 (15.80%) Windows 10
15 82 (15.80%) VMware
16 80 (15.41%) Problem-Solving
17 79 (15.22%) Git (software)
17 79 (15.22%) Finance
17 79 (15.22%) PowerShell
18 70 (13.49%) Opscode Chef
19 67 (12.91%) Firewall
20 65 (12.52%) Python
20 65 (12.52%) Cisco
21 64 (12.33%) Windows Server 2012
22 63 (12.14%) .NET
23 62 (11.95%) Windows Server 2008
24 59 (11.37%) Microsoft Office
25 58 (11.18%) Numerate Degree

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 23 (4.43%) MS Exchange
1 23 (4.43%) SharePoint
2 22 (4.24%) IIS
3 12 (2.31%) IBM HTTP Server
3 12 (2.31%) WebSphere
4 9 (1.73%) Skype for Business
5 8 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.35%) Apache
6 7 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.77%) Confluence
7 4 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.58%) nginx
9 2 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.39%) JBoss
10 1 (0.19%) Tornado
10 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 59 (11.37%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 128 (24.66%) Azure
2 100 (19.27%) Office 365
3 84 (16.18%) AWS
4 41 (7.90%) GCP
5 17 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (3.28%) IaaS
5 17 (3.28%) IBM Cloud
6 16 (3.08%) Azure Stack
7 15 (2.89%) SaaS
8 11 (2.12%) Power Platform
8 11 (2.12%) Serverless
9 10 (1.93%) GitHub
10 6 (1.16%) OneDrive
10 6 (1.16%) PaaS
11 2 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.39%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.39%) Trello
12 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.19%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (12.91%) Firewall
2 54 (10.40%) DNS
3 47 (9.06%) DHCP
4 46 (8.86%) TCP/IP
5 36 (6.94%) WAN
6 35 (6.74%) LAN
7 31 (5.97%) VPN
8 24 (4.62%) VoIP
9 21 (4.05%) VLAN
10 15 (2.89%) HTTP
10 15 (2.89%) SAN
11 14 (2.70%) Internet
11 14 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (1.73%) Skype
13 8 (1.54%) NAS
14 7 (1.35%) Network Security
15 6 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
15 6 (1.16%) Wireless
16 5 (0.96%) SSL
17 4 (0.77%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (9.44%) Big Data
1 49 (9.44%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.97%) GIS
3 26 (5.01%) Data Mining
4 15 (2.89%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.12%) Power BI
6 8 (1.54%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.35%) OLAP
7 7 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.96%) MySQL
8 5 (0.96%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.96%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.39%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 79 (15.22%) Git (software)
2 39 (7.51%) Jenkins
2 39 (7.51%) Visual Studio
3 35 (6.74%) JIRA
4 34 (6.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 31 (5.97%) NetBeans
6 30 (5.78%) IBM UrbanCode
7 23 (4.43%) Subversion
8 20 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 20 (3.85%) GoCD
8 20 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (1.35%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.96%) CA Release Automation
10 5 (0.96%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.77%) Visual Studio Coded UI
12 3 (0.58%) Maven
13 2 (0.39%) Bugzilla
13 2 (0.39%) JMeter
13 2 (0.39%) MSI
13 2 (0.39%) Selenium
General
1 79 (15.22%) Finance
2 43 (8.29%) Banking
3 35 (6.74%) Retail
4 21 (4.05%) Public Sector
5 5 (0.96%) Aerospace
5 5 (0.96%) Legal
5 5 (0.96%) Manufacturing
5 5 (0.96%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.77%) Electronics
6 4 (0.77%) German Language
6 4 (0.77%) Local Government
7 3 (0.58%) Advertising
7 3 (0.58%) Automotive
7 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.39%) Law
8 2 (0.39%) Military
8 2 (0.39%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.19%) French Language
9 1 (0.19%) Games
9 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 80 (15.41%) Software Engineer
2 48 (9.25%) Consultant
3 46 (8.86%) Support Engineer
4 44 (8.48%) Cloud Engineer
5 42 (8.09%) IT Support
6 41 (7.90%) Analyst
7 39 (7.51%) C# Software Engineer
8 36 (6.94%) Senior Software Engineer
9 34 (6.55%) Graduate
10 33 (6.36%) C++ Software Engineer
10 33 (6.36%) Java Engineer
10 33 (6.36%) Java Software Engineer
11 32 (6.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 29 (5.59%) Support Analyst
13 28 (5.39%) Developer
14 27 (5.20%) Graduate Software Engineer
15 24 (4.62%) DevOps Consultant
15 24 (4.62%) Senior DevOps
16 21 (4.05%) Administrator
17 20 (3.85%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (12.14%) .NET
2 42 (8.09%) RESTful
3 38 (7.32%) SOAP
4 36 (6.94%) WPF
5 34 (6.55%) Web Services
6 31 (5.97%) Swing
7 20 (3.85%) Elastic Stack
8 19 (3.66%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 18 (3.47%) .NET Framework
10 16 (3.08%) OpenCV
11 15 (2.89%) HTML
12 11 (2.12%) Node.js
13 10 (1.93%) CSS
14 9 (1.73%) HTML5
15 7 (1.35%) AngularJS
15 7 (1.35%) ASP.NET
16 6 (1.16%) ASP.NET Web API
16 6 (1.16%) Sass
17 5 (0.96%) JSON
17 5 (0.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 57 (10.98%) Robotics
2 35 (6.74%) Hybrid Cloud
3 30 (5.78%) Algorithms
4 29 (5.59%) Public Cloud
5 19 (3.66%) Management Information System
6 17 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (3.08%) Data Centre
8 14 (2.70%) Virtual Team
9 11 (2.12%) Cloud Native
10 10 (1.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 10 (1.93%) EMC VMAX
10 10 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
11 9 (1.73%) Driving Licence
12 8 (1.54%) Client/Server
13 7 (1.35%) Market Risk
14 6 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (1.16%) User Experience
15 5 (0.96%) EMC VNX
15 5 (0.96%) Private Cloud
15 5 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 218 (42.00%) Linux
2 156 (30.06%) Windows Server
3 82 (15.80%) Windows 10
4 64 (12.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 62 (11.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (9.25%) Unix
7 47 (9.06%) Windows 7
8 41 (7.90%) Android
9 29 (5.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (4.62%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (1.35%) CentOS
12 7 (1.35%) Windows 8
13 6 (1.16%) Debian
14 5 (0.96%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.77%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.77%) Solaris
15 4 (0.77%) VMS
16 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (19.46%) Software Engineering
2 90 (17.34%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (16.57%) DevOps
4 80 (15.41%) Problem-Solving
5 57 (10.98%) Innovative Thinking
6 47 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
7 46 (8.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 44 (8.48%) Infrastructure as Code
9 42 (8.09%) Scrum
10 41 (7.90%) ITIL
11 38 (7.32%) Mentoring
12 37 (7.13%) Continuous Delivery
12 37 (7.13%) Fintech
12 37 (7.13%) SOA
13 36 (6.94%) Project Delivery
14 33 (6.36%) Mathematics
14 33 (6.36%) Open Source
15 32 (6.17%) Microservices
15 32 (6.17%) SDLC
16 31 (5.97%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 107 (20.62%) C#
2 96 (18.50%) Java
3 91 (17.53%) C++
4 90 (17.34%) SQL
5 79 (15.22%) PowerShell
6 65 (12.52%) Python
7 44 (8.48%) JavaScript
8 40 (7.71%) Bash Shell
9 35 (6.74%) Ruby
10 27 (5.20%) Groovy
11 14 (2.70%) C
12 13 (2.50%) VB
13 11 (2.12%) Perl
14 5 (0.96%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.77%) Apple Swift
15 4 (0.77%) Delphi
15 4 (0.77%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.77%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.58%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 110 (21.19%) Degree
2 58 (11.18%) Numerate Degree
3 29 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (3.85%) MCSA
5 17 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (2.89%) MCSE
7 12 (2.31%) CCNA
8 8 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (1.35%) CCNP
10 6 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.96%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.77%) AWS Certification
12 4 (0.77%) HND
12 4 (0.77%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.77%) RHCT
12 4 (0.77%) Security Cleared
13 3 (0.58%) CREST Certified
13 3 (0.58%) HNC
13 3 (0.58%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.05%) SLA
2 9 (1.73%) QA
3 7 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.19%) GDPR
4 1 (0.19%) PSD2
System Software
1 164 (31.60%) Active Directory
2 49 (9.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (6.74%) Hyper-V
4 33 (6.36%) Docker
5 12 (2.31%) XenDesktop
6 11 (2.12%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 8 (1.54%) BitLocker
7 8 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (1.16%) vSphere
9 4 (0.77%) Firmware
9 4 (0.77%) KVM
9 4 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.58%) pfSense
10 3 (0.58%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.58%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.58%) XenApp
11 2 (0.39%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.39%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 70 (13.49%) Opscode Chef
2 55 (10.60%) Ansible
3 50 (9.63%) SCCM
4 43 (8.29%) Terraform
5 34 (6.55%) Puppet
6 20 (3.85%) Consul
6 20 (3.85%) Rundeck
7 16 (3.08%) Kubernetes
8 8 (1.54%) SCOM
9 6 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.96%) CASB
10 5 (0.96%) CFEngine
10 5 (0.96%) Nagios
10 5 (0.96%) Salt
10 5 (0.96%) SCSM
10 5 (0.96%) Trend Micro Deep Security
11 4 (0.77%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.58%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.58%) vRealize
Vendors
1 166 (31.98%) Microsoft
2 82 (15.80%) VMware
3 65 (12.52%) Cisco
4 37 (7.13%) Oracle
5 33 (6.36%) Red Hat
6 31 (5.97%) IBM
7 29 (5.59%) Apple
8 26 (5.01%) Citrix
9 23 (4.43%) ServiceNow
9 23 (4.43%) Splunk
10 22 (4.24%) EMC
11 21 (4.05%) Dell
12 20 (3.85%) Delphix
12 20 (3.85%) RedGate
13 17 (3.28%) Google
14 13 (2.50%) Veeam
15 10 (1.93%) Symantec
16 7 (1.35%) Palo Alto
16 7 (1.35%) Trend Micro
17 6 (1.16%) Kaseya