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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 114 96 111
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +15
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 12 18 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.68% 0.99% 0.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.56% 4.71% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 9 17 3
Average salary £35,000 £27,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% -38.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £23,500 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £43,000 £49,000
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
337 382 407
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.04% 20.97% 24.08%
Number of salaries quoted 309 362 352
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,750 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 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 22 May 2015.

Windows 8 Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Windows 7
3 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
5 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (25.00%) MCSE
7 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (18.75%) ISEB
8 3 (18.75%) Citrix
8 3 (18.75%) DNS
8 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
8 3 (18.75%) WAN
8 3 (18.75%) DHCP
8 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
8 3 (18.75%) .NET
8 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
8 3 (18.75%) C#
8 3 (18.75%) HTML
8 3 (18.75%) SQL
8 3 (18.75%) A+ Certification
8 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (18.75%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Web Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Symantec.cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
1 3 (18.75%) WAN
1 3 (18.75%) DHCP
1 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) Wireless
2 2 (12.50%) VPN
2 2 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) SAN
3 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (6.25%) Back Office
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) IT Support
3 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Support Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) IT Support Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) SCCM Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Technician
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Developer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support Technician
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
1 3 (18.75%) jQuery
1 3 (18.75%) HTML5
2 2 (12.50%) CSS3
2 2 (12.50%) WCF
2 2 (12.50%) WPF
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (12.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) iPad
1 2 (12.50%) Private Cloud
1 2 (12.50%) iPhone
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) EqualLogic
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Windows 7
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
1 3 (18.75%) Web Testing
1 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
2 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
2 2 (12.50%) TDD
2 2 (12.50%) Service Management
2 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 2 (12.50%) Scrum
2 2 (12.50%) CRM
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 2 (12.50%) B2B
3 1 (6.25%) MVC
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C#
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (25.00%) MCSE
3 3 (18.75%) ISEB
3 3 (18.75%) A+ Certification
3 3 (18.75%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (12.50%) MCTS
4 2 (12.50%) MCITP
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (12.50%) MCSA
4 2 (12.50%) MCP
4 2 (12.50%) CCNA
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Terminal Server
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Apple
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Dell
4 1 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) Juniper
4 1 (6.25%) Symantec
4 1 (6.25%) Veeam
4 1 (6.25%) ProCurve
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago