The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 109 114 98
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -16
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 20 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.99% 0.39% 0.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.38% 1.59% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 20 4 9
Average salary £35,000 £38,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.49% -4.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,950 £22,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £28,750
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%
Windows 8
West Midlands

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

Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
372 439 434
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.49% 24.65% 29.30%
Number of salaries quoted 325 396 397
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Windows 8
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Windows 8 Salary Trend in Birmingham

Windows 8
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Windows 8 Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (82.05%) Microsoft
3 27 (69.23%) VMware
4 24 (61.54%) Windows Server
5 23 (58.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (58.97%) Active Directory
6 20 (51.28%) SQL Server
7 17 (43.59%) MS Excel
8 16 (41.03%) Firewall
8 16 (41.03%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (38.46%) Windows XP
10 14 (35.90%) MS Exchange
11 13 (33.33%) Windows 7
12 12 (30.77%) SLA
13 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (28.21%) Hyper-V
14 10 (25.64%) Citrix
14 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (25.64%) WAN
14 10 (25.64%) LAN
15 9 (23.08%) MCSE
15 9 (23.08%) SQL
15 9 (23.08%) Windows 10
16 8 (20.51%) Data Centre
16 8 (20.51%) DNS
16 8 (20.51%) DHCP
16 8 (20.51%) SAN
16 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
17 7 (17.95%) MCSA
17 7 (17.95%) .NET

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 14 (35.90%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (7.69%) IIS
3 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.13%) Lync
5 1 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 17 (43.59%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.82%) Office 365
2 1 (2.56%) IaaS
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (41.03%) Firewall
2 10 (25.64%) LAN
2 10 (25.64%) WAN
3 8 (20.51%) DHCP
3 8 (20.51%) DNS
3 8 (20.51%) SAN
4 6 (15.38%) VLAN
4 6 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (12.82%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (12.82%) IPv4
5 5 (12.82%) Network Security
5 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
6 3 (7.69%) Wireless
7 2 (5.13%) NetScreen
7 2 (5.13%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (2.56%) ISDN
8 1 (2.56%) VoIP
8 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (51.28%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.56%) MySQL
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (7.69%) Legal
1 3 (7.69%) Retail
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (15.38%) Analyst
1 6 (15.38%) Service Desk Engineer
1 6 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Consultant
2 5 (12.82%) Network Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Developer
3 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Senior IT Support
4 3 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Senior Support Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) VB.NET Developer
4 3 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) .NET Framework
3 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 3 (7.69%) Entity Framework
3 3 (7.69%) Software Packaging
4 1 (2.56%) CSS
4 1 (2.56%) HTML
4 1 (2.56%) HTML5
4 1 (2.56%) jQuery
4 1 (2.56%) JSON
4 1 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (2.56%) Web Services
4 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.69%) Clustering
2 3 (7.69%) Replication
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (61.54%) Windows Server
3 23 (58.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (38.46%) Windows XP
5 13 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (23.08%) Windows 10
8 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (17.95%) Windows Vista
10 6 (15.38%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (10.26%) Android
11 4 (10.26%) Apple iOS
12 1 (2.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.26%) ITIL
2 3 (7.69%) Automated Testing
2 3 (7.69%) Manual Testing
2 3 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
2 3 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (7.69%) Web Testing
3 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (5.13%) Presales
4 1 (2.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.56%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (2.56%) Migration
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (2.56%) OO
4 1 (2.56%) OO PHP
4 1 (2.56%) OOP
4 1 (2.56%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) SQL
2 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
3 4 (10.26%) C#
4 3 (7.69%) VB
4 3 (7.69%) VB.NET
4 3 (7.69%) VB6
5 1 (2.56%) C
5 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (23.08%) MCSE
3 7 (17.95%) MCSA
4 6 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (12.82%) CCNP
5 5 (12.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (10.26%) CCNA
6 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
7 3 (7.69%) ISEB
7 3 (7.69%) ISTQB
7 3 (7.69%) MCDST
7 3 (7.69%) MCTS
8 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.56%) MCP
9 1 (2.56%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (30.77%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (58.97%) Active Directory
2 16 (41.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (28.21%) Hyper-V
4 7 (17.95%) vSphere
4 7 (17.95%) XenApp
5 6 (15.38%) VMware ESX
6 3 (7.69%) Terminal Server
7 1 (2.56%) BitLocker
7 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Sysprep
1 3 (7.69%) WSUS
2 2 (5.13%) SCCM
3 1 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (82.05%) Microsoft
2 27 (69.23%) VMware
3 10 (25.64%) Citrix
4 6 (15.38%) SonicWALL
5 5 (12.82%) Cisco
5 5 (12.82%) Juniper
6 3 (7.69%) DevExpress
7 2 (5.13%) Cyberoam
7 2 (5.13%) HP
7 2 (5.13%) NetApp
7 2 (5.13%) Open-E
8 1 (2.56%) AppSense
8 1 (2.56%) Computacenter
8 1 (2.56%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.56%) Symantec
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