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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 79 83 124
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +41
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 45 50 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.31% 2.26% 0.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.47% 9.71% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 44 45 9
Average salary £34,000 £60,000 £26,005
Average salary % change year-on-year
-43.33% +130.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £26,700 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £40,750 £61,500 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- -15.38%
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
430 515 615
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.04% 23.29% 28.28%
Number of salaries quoted 395 452 560
Average salary £37,500 £38,625 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.91% -11.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,600 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 3 September 2015.

Windows 8 Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (92.98%) Microsoft
3 30 (52.63%) SQL
4 29 (50.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (45.61%) C#
5 26 (45.61%) .NET
6 25 (43.86%) Visual Studio
7 23 (40.35%) ASP.NET
7 23 (40.35%) E-Commerce
7 23 (40.35%) Apple
8 22 (38.60%) HTML
8 22 (38.60%) jQuery
8 22 (38.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (38.60%) Windows 7
8 22 (38.60%) HTML5
9 21 (36.84%) Active Directory
10 19 (33.33%) JavaScript
10 19 (33.33%) T-SQL
10 19 (33.33%) CSS
10 19 (33.33%) CSS3
10 19 (33.33%) Test Automation
10 19 (33.33%) TDD
11 18 (31.58%) MS Excel
12 17 (29.82%) MS Exchange
13 16 (28.07%) Firewall
14 15 (26.32%) VMware
14 15 (26.32%) Unit Testing
14 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
15 14 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (21.05%) SLA

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 17 (29.82%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (5.26%) IIS
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.75%) Lync
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.28%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) Office 365
2 3 (5.26%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (28.07%) Firewall
2 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 5 (8.77%) DNS
3 5 (8.77%) DHCP
4 4 (7.02%) VLAN
4 4 (7.02%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (7.02%) VoIP
5 3 (5.26%) WAN
5 3 (5.26%) LAN
5 3 (5.26%) Wireless
6 2 (3.51%) Internet
6 2 (3.51%) VPN
7 1 (1.75%) SAN
7 1 (1.75%) ISDN
7 1 (1.75%) NetScreen
7 1 (1.75%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (43.86%) Visual Studio
2 22 (38.60%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (38.60%) Developer
2 13 (22.81%) AWS Developer
3 9 (15.79%) Analyst
4 7 (12.28%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (10.53%) Senior Developer
5 6 (10.53%) IT Support
6 4 (7.02%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Support Specialist
7 3 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.26%) Test Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Administrator
7 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.26%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (5.26%) IT Support Specialist
7 3 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Product Owner
7 3 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (45.61%) .NET
2 23 (40.35%) ASP.NET
3 22 (38.60%) jQuery
3 22 (38.60%) HTML5
3 22 (38.60%) HTML
4 19 (33.33%) CSS3
4 19 (33.33%) CSS
5 2 (3.51%) WCF
5 2 (3.51%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) iPhone
2 3 (5.26%) Replication
2 3 (5.26%) CCTV
3 2 (3.51%) iPad
4 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (38.60%) Windows 7
3 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (19.30%) Windows XP
4 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (15.79%) Windows Vista
5 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (7.02%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (40.35%) E-Commerce
2 19 (33.33%) TDD
2 19 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 15 (26.32%) Unit Testing
4 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (15.79%) Mentoring
5 3 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (5.26%) Automated Testing
5 3 (5.26%) Web Testing
5 3 (5.26%) Manual Testing
5 3 (5.26%) ERP
5 3 (5.26%) MVC
6 2 (3.51%) B2B
6 2 (3.51%) Service Management
6 2 (3.51%) ITIL
6 2 (3.51%) CRM
6 2 (3.51%) Scrum
7 1 (1.75%) Time Management
7 1 (1.75%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.75%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (52.63%) SQL
2 26 (45.61%) C#
3 19 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 19 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (50.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.02%) MCP
2 4 (7.02%) MCSE
3 3 (5.26%) MCSA
3 3 (5.26%) CCNA
3 3 (5.26%) ISEB
3 3 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.26%) A+ Certification
3 3 (5.26%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (3.51%) MCTS
4 2 (3.51%) MCITP
5 1 (1.75%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.05%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 14 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (17.54%) Hyper-V
4 6 (10.53%) XenApp
5 4 (7.02%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (3.51%) MetaFrame
6 2 (3.51%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.75%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 53 (92.98%) Microsoft
2 23 (40.35%) Apple
3 15 (26.32%) VMware
4 9 (15.79%) Citrix
5 4 (7.02%) HP
5 4 (7.02%) SonicWALL
6 3 (5.26%) Veeam
6 3 (5.26%) Avaya
7 2 (3.51%) Dell
7 2 (3.51%) Intel
8 1 (1.75%) NEC
8 1 (1.75%) Open-E
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