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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 114 102 109
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 4 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.23% 0.55% 0.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.17% 2.24% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 3
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,950 £23,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £55,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
- -12.69%
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
341 402 392
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.61% 24.63% 23.33%
Number of salaries quoted 297 372 327
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £53,250
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 27 March 2015.

Windows 8 Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (50.00%) HTML
3 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (50.00%) HTML5
4 12 (42.86%) Scrum
4 12 (42.86%) E-Commerce
5 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
5 11 (39.29%) CSS
5 11 (39.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (39.29%) jQuery
6 10 (35.71%) SQL
7 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
7 9 (32.14%) Firewall
8 8 (28.57%) VMware
8 8 (28.57%) WCF
8 8 (28.57%) WPF
8 8 (28.57%) B2B
8 8 (28.57%) Apple
8 8 (28.57%) .NET
8 8 (28.57%) C#
8 8 (28.57%) ASP.NET
8 8 (28.57%) Windows XP
8 8 (28.57%) CRM
8 8 (28.57%) MCP
8 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
8 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
8 8 (28.57%) iPhone
8 8 (28.57%) iPad
8 8 (28.57%) Windows 7

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (3.57%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) S-PLUS
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) Firewall
2 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
3 4 (14.29%) DNS
3 4 (14.29%) DHCP
4 3 (10.71%) VoIP
4 3 (10.71%) WAN
5 2 (7.14%) VPN
5 2 (7.14%) LAN
5 2 (7.14%) SAN
6 1 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (3.57%) VLAN
6 1 (3.57%) iSCSI
6 1 (3.57%) NAS
6 1 (3.57%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.57%) SSL
6 1 (3.57%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) JIRA
1 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
1 6 (21.43%) Ant
2 5 (17.86%) Visual Studio
2 5 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (14.29%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 4 (14.29%) Retail
2 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Automotive
3 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Developer
2 7 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 7 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (21.43%) Applications Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Senior Applications Developer
5 4 (14.29%) IT Support
5 4 (14.29%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Mobile Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Senior Support Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Field Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Lead Developer
6 3 (10.71%) Lead .NET Developer
6 3 (10.71%) Senior IT Support
7 2 (7.14%) .NET Applications Developer
7 2 (7.14%) SCCM Consultant
7 2 (7.14%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (50.00%) HTML
1 14 (50.00%) HTML5
2 11 (39.29%) jQuery
2 11 (39.29%) CSS
3 8 (28.57%) .NET
3 8 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 8 (28.57%) WCF
3 8 (28.57%) WPF
4 6 (21.43%) XML
4 6 (21.43%) Ajax
4 6 (21.43%) JSON
4 6 (21.43%) PhoneGap
4 6 (21.43%) AngularJS
5 5 (17.86%) CSS3
6 4 (14.29%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) iPhone
1 8 (28.57%) iPad
2 6 (21.43%) User Experience
3 5 (17.86%) Blackberry
4 4 (14.29%) N-Tier
4 4 (14.29%) Clustering
4 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (14.29%) Mobile App
5 2 (7.14%) Life Science
6 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
6 1 (3.57%) Visualisation
6 1 (3.57%) EqualLogic
6 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
6 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (28.57%) Windows XP
2 8 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 7 (25.00%) Android
4 6 (21.43%) Apple iOS
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (14.29%) Linux
6 3 (10.71%) Windows 2000
6 3 (10.71%) Windows Vista
6 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) Scrum
2 12 (42.86%) E-Commerce
3 8 (28.57%) B2B
3 8 (28.57%) CRM
4 6 (21.43%) OOP
4 6 (21.43%) SOA
4 6 (21.43%) MVC
4 6 (21.43%) Mentoring
5 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
5 5 (17.86%) ITIL
5 5 (17.86%) Project Management
6 4 (14.29%) TDD
6 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 4 (14.29%) Android Development
6 4 (14.29%) iOS Development
7 3 (10.71%) High Availability
8 2 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
2 10 (35.71%) SQL
3 8 (28.57%) C#
4 6 (21.43%) Java
5 5 (17.86%) T-SQL
6 4 (14.29%) ActionScript
6 4 (14.29%) Objective-C
6 4 (14.29%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (28.57%) MCP
2 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) MCSE
4 2 (7.14%) MCSA
4 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.57%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
3 4 (14.29%) vSphere
4 1 (3.57%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) WSUS
2 2 (7.14%) SCCM
3 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 21 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (28.57%) VMware
2 8 (28.57%) Apple
3 6 (21.43%) Sencha
4 4 (14.29%) Appcelerator
4 4 (14.29%) HP
4 4 (14.29%) Citrix
5 3 (10.71%) NetApp
5 3 (10.71%) Altiris
6 1 (3.57%) ProCurve
6 1 (3.57%) Veeam
6 1 (3.57%) Stonesoft
6 1 (3.57%) Symantec
6 1 (3.57%) Lotus
6 1 (3.57%) Juniper
6 1 (3.57%) Epicor
6 1 (3.57%) Dell
6 1 (3.57%) SAP
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco
6 1 (3.57%) IBM
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