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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 97 105 126
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +21
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 11 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.79% 0.34% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.46% 0.97% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 9 5 3
Average salary £36,000 £25,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £23,400 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £27,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
-3.63% -
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
448 513 592
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 32.37% 34.87% 32.80%
Number of salaries quoted 375 445 507
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%

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
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Windows 8 Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) VMware
3 10 (62.50%) Windows 7
4 9 (56.25%) Office 365
4 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
5 7 (43.75%) Citrix
5 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
5 7 (43.75%) Linux
6 6 (37.50%) Degree
6 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (31.25%) SCCM
7 5 (31.25%) SCOM
7 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (31.25%) Postgraduate
7 5 (31.25%) Windows XP
7 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
8 4 (25.00%) DHCP
8 4 (25.00%) DNS
8 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (25.00%) MCP
8 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
9 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (18.75%) SLA
9 3 (18.75%) LAN
9 3 (18.75%) Wireless
9 3 (18.75%) MCTS
9 3 (18.75%) MCITP

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
5 1 (6.25%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (56.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) DHCP
1 4 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (18.75%) LAN
2 3 (18.75%) Wireless
3 2 (12.50%) ADSL
3 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Ant
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.25%) JUnit
1 1 (6.25%) Maven
1 1 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Help Desk Support
2 5 (31.25%) 1st Line Support
2 5 (31.25%) First Line Help Desk Support
2 5 (31.25%) Graduate
2 5 (31.25%) Graduate 1st Line Support
2 5 (31.25%) Graduate Help Desk Support
2 5 (31.25%) Graduate IT Support
2 5 (31.25%) IT Graduate
2 5 (31.25%) IT Support
3 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (18.75%) Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) Junior
4 2 (12.50%) Junior Systems Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) EclipseLink
1 1 (6.25%) EJB
1 1 (6.25%) EJB 3.0
1 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
1 1 (6.25%) J2SE
1 1 (6.25%) Java EE
1 1 (6.25%) JAX-RS
1 1 (6.25%) JAX-WS
1 1 (6.25%) JPA
1 1 (6.25%) REST
1 1 (6.25%) SOAP
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
1 1 (6.25%) XML
1 1 (6.25%) XSD
1 1 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Cryptography
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 7 (43.75%) Linux
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (31.25%) Windows XP
6 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
7 1 (6.25%) Android
7 1 (6.25%) VMS
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Android Development
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Network Management
4 1 (6.25%) OO
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
1 1 (6.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 5 (31.25%) Postgraduate
3 4 (25.00%) MCP
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (18.75%) MCITP
4 3 (18.75%) MCTS
5 1 (6.25%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) XenApp
3 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
4 1 (6.25%) Docker
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) SCCM
1 5 (31.25%) SCOM
2 2 (12.50%) Backup Exec
3 1 (6.25%) Puppet
3 1 (6.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) VMware
2 7 (43.75%) Citrix
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Forcepoint
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
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