The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge 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 96 115 118
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 11 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.76% 0.24% 0.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.20% 0.71% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 11 3 3
Average salary £27,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.50% +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
- -12.69%
Windows 8
Cambridgeshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
499 560 741
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 34.27% 33.39% 38.31%
Number of salaries quoted 434 467 629
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Windows 8
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Windows 8 Salary Trend in Cambridge

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (89.66%) Microsoft
3 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
3 17 (58.62%) SQL Server
3 17 (58.62%) Windows 7
4 14 (48.28%) SharePoint 2013
4 14 (48.28%) SharePoint
4 14 (48.28%) Citrix
4 14 (48.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (41.38%) MCSE
5 12 (41.38%) MCSA
5 12 (41.38%) VMware
5 12 (41.38%) MCDST
5 12 (41.38%) MCITP
6 11 (37.93%) MS Excel
7 9 (31.03%) SLA
8 7 (24.14%) SCCM
8 7 (24.14%) UNIX
9 6 (20.69%) Cisco
9 6 (20.69%) Service Delivery
10 5 (17.24%) Data Security
10 5 (17.24%) ITIL
10 5 (17.24%) Linux
10 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
11 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (13.79%) HTML
11 4 (13.79%) SQL
12 3 (10.34%) DNS
12 3 (10.34%) DHCP

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 (48.28%) SharePoint
1 14 (48.28%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (6.90%) Lync
3 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.45%) WorkSite
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (37.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) DHCP
1 3 (10.34%) DNS
2 2 (6.90%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.90%) VPN
2 2 (6.90%) LAN
2 2 (6.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (58.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Consultant
2 13 (44.83%) Graduate
3 8 (27.59%) IT Support
4 6 (20.69%) Support Engineer
5 5 (17.24%) Support Technician
5 5 (17.24%) IT Support Technician
6 3 (10.34%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Applications Support Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Applications Support
7 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support
8 1 (3.45%) Junior
8 1 (3.45%) Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Help Desk Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) HTML
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.45%) CSS
2 1 (3.45%) jQuery
2 1 (3.45%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (58.62%) Windows 7
3 7 (24.14%) UNIX
4 5 (17.24%) Linux
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Service Delivery
2 5 (17.24%) Data Security
2 5 (17.24%) ITIL
3 2 (6.90%) Project Management
4 1 (3.45%) OO
4 1 (3.45%) CRM
4 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.45%) Document Management
4 1 (3.45%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.45%) Web Development
4 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
2 4 (13.79%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) Python
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (41.38%) MCSE
2 12 (41.38%) MCSA
2 12 (41.38%) MCDST
2 12 (41.38%) MCITP
3 3 (10.34%) Degree
4 2 (6.90%) MCP
4 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) SCCM
2 3 (10.34%) SCOrch
3 2 (6.90%) SCOM
3 2 (6.90%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 26 (89.66%) Microsoft
2 14 (48.28%) Citrix
3 12 (41.38%) VMware
4 6 (20.69%) Cisco
5 2 (6.90%) Dell
6 1 (3.45%) HP
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