The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 168 179 178
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 54 41 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.00% 0.73% 0.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.09% 2.66% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 43 36 33
Average salary £27,500 £23,750 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £51,250 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%
Windows 8
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1320 1543 1663
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.54% 27.40% 31.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1027 1228 1306
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Windows 8
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Berkshire region.

Windows 8 Salary Trend in Berkshire

Windows 8
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Windows 8 Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Windows 8
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -5 26 £22,500 - 4
Newbury +11 7 - -
Maidenhead 0 7 £75,000 +233.33%
Windsor -12 4 £33,000 -9.58% 1
Slough +4 3 £27,500 -6.77%
Bracknell - 1 £27,500 -
Windows 8
South East

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 8.

1 100 (100.00%) Windows
2 91 (91.00%) Windows 7
3 79 (79.00%) Microsoft
4 54 (54.00%) MS Office
5 53 (53.00%) Active Directory
6 50 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 38 (38.00%) TCP/IP
9 37 (37.00%) Windows XP
10 34 (34.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 30 (30.00%) SCCM
12 29 (29.00%) VMware
13 28 (28.00%) MS Excel
14 22 (22.00%) MS Exchange
14 22 (22.00%) VPN
14 22 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 20 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
16 17 (17.00%) ITIL
17 16 (16.00%) Linux
17 16 (16.00%) MCITP
18 14 (14.00%) SLA
19 13 (13.00%) Citrix
20 12 (12.00%) Firewall
20 12 (12.00%) Office 365
20 12 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2013
21 11 (11.00%) Exchange Server 2010
21 11 (11.00%) PowerShell
22 10 (10.00%) Internet
22 10 (10.00%) DNS
22 10 (10.00%) MCSE

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 8. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (22.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (11.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (9.00%) Lotus Domino
5 7 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (5.00%) Lync
7 3 (3.00%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 54 (54.00%) MS Office
2 28 (28.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.00%) Office 365
2 2 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (38.00%) TCP/IP
2 22 (22.00%) VPN
3 12 (12.00%) Firewall
4 10 (10.00%) DNS
4 10 (10.00%) Internet
5 6 (6.00%) Wireless
6 5 (5.00%) LAN
6 5 (5.00%) WAN
6 5 (5.00%) DHCP
7 1 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.00%) SSL
7 1 (1.00%) SAN
7 1 (1.00%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.00%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Selenium
1 2 (2.00%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (4.00%) Finance
2 3 (3.00%) Legal
3 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.00%) Retail
3 2 (2.00%) Marketing
4 1 (1.00%) Electronics
4 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (42.00%) Support Engineer
2 24 (24.00%) Analyst
3 19 (19.00%) Service Analyst
3 19 (19.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (15.00%) Technical Support
5 14 (14.00%) Technical Support Engineer
5 14 (14.00%) Technical Engineer
6 12 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (12.00%) IT Support
7 11 (11.00%) Senior Support Engineer
8 9 (9.00%) Desktop Support
8 9 (9.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (8.00%) Consultant
9 8 (8.00%) IT Support Engineer
10 7 (7.00%) Architect
11 5 (5.00%) Support Analyst
12 4 (4.00%) IT Support Analyst
12 4 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
13 3 (3.00%) Support Team Leader
13 3 (3.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.00%) .NET
3 1 (1.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.00%) PDA
2 3 (3.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.00%) iPhone
3 2 (2.00%) Kindle
3 2 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.00%) DTV
4 1 (1.00%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 100 (100.00%) Windows
2 91 (91.00%) Windows 7
3 50 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (37.00%) Windows XP
6 34 (34.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (16.00%) Linux
8 8 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.00%) Windows Vista
10 3 (3.00%) Android
11 2 (2.00%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.00%) Windows Phone
12 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.00%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.00%) ITIL
2 8 (8.00%) Migration
3 7 (7.00%) TOGAF
3 7 (7.00%) PRINCE2
3 7 (7.00%) Configuration Management
3 7 (7.00%) Logistics
4 6 (6.00%) Service Delivery
4 6 (6.00%) Mentoring
5 5 (5.00%) CRM
5 5 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 4 (4.00%) SIEM
6 4 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (3.00%) Time Management
7 3 (3.00%) Server Monitoring
7 3 (3.00%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.00%) Data Analysis
8 2 (2.00%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (2.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.00%) Information Security
8 2 (2.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.00%) PowerShell
2 9 (9.00%) Java
3 4 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (16.00%) MCITP
3 10 (10.00%) MCSE
4 6 (6.00%) A+ Certification
4 6 (6.00%) MCP
4 6 (6.00%) Network+ Certification
5 5 (5.00%) MCTS
5 5 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (5.00%) CCNA
6 3 (3.00%) MCSA
6 3 (3.00%) CCNP
7 2 (2.00%) CISSP
7 2 (2.00%) CISA
7 2 (2.00%) CISM
7 2 (2.00%) Degree
8 1 (1.00%) GNVQ
8 1 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 53 (53.00%) Active Directory
2 22 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 9 (9.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (6.00%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (4.00%) XenApp
7 3 (3.00%) vSphere
8 2 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.00%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 30 (30.00%) SCCM
2 4 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.00%) XenMobile
4 1 (1.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 79 (79.00%) Microsoft
2 29 (29.00%) VMware
3 13 (13.00%) Citrix
4 9 (9.00%) Apple
5 8 (8.00%) Red Hat
6 7 (7.00%) Adobe
6 7 (7.00%) HP
7 5 (5.00%) McAfee
8 4 (4.00%) Dell
8 4 (4.00%) Avaya
8 4 (4.00%) Cisco
9 3 (3.00%) IBM
9 3 (3.00%) CheckPoint
9 3 (3.00%) SonicWALL
9 3 (3.00%) MobileIron
10 2 (2.00%) Clearswift
11 1 (1.00%) AppSense
11 1 (1.00%) Altiris
11 1 (1.00%) Symantec
11 1 (1.00%) SAP
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