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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 100 114 114
Rank change year-on-year
+14 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 3 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.22% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.78% 0.64% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 3
Average salary £24,000 £32,250 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.58% +17.27%
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- -15.38%
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
386 623 596
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 27.79% 34.50% 37.99%
Number of salaries quoted 343 509 519
Average salary £43,900 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.39% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
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 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 4 September 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
3 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) ADSL
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Websense
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) ADSL
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Support Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Support
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) XenApp
1 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) Websense
1 1 (33.33%) VMware