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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 100 98 125
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +27
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 12 12 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.71% 0.81% 0.097%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.20% 2.05% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 12 12 2
Average salary £27,000 £30,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -52.00%
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £31,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-10.40% -3.84%
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
546 584 770
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 32.46% 39.35% 37.40%
Number of salaries quoted 453 474 618
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £28,875
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
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
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 26 November 2014.

Windows 8 Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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%) Microsoft
2 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
3 10 (62.50%) Windows 7
4 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
4 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (37.50%) VMware
5 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
5 6 (37.50%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (31.25%) ITIL
6 5 (31.25%) Degree
7 4 (25.00%) MCITP
7 4 (25.00%) Citrix
7 4 (25.00%) MCDST
7 4 (25.00%) HTML
7 4 (25.00%) SQL
7 4 (25.00%) MCSE
7 4 (25.00%) MCSA
7 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 4 (25.00%) DNS
7 4 (25.00%) DHCP
7 4 (25.00%) SCCM
7 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
8 3 (18.75%) Office 365
8 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
8 3 (18.75%) SCOrch
8 3 (18.75%) VPN
8 3 (18.75%) SLA

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
1 6 (37.50%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
3 2 (12.50%) Lync
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) DHCP
1 4 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (18.75%) VPN
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
3 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (12.50%) LAN
3 2 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) HTTP
4 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) IT Support
2 5 (31.25%) Graduate
2 5 (31.25%) Consultant
2 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Applications Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Junior C# Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Applications Support
4 2 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Junior
4 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Junior Developer
4 2 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 1 (6.25%) Support Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (12.50%) CSS
2 2 (12.50%) jQuery
2 2 (12.50%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX
5 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) OO
3 2 (12.50%) Web Development
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Python
2 2 (12.50%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) PHP
3 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (31.25%) Degree
3 4 (25.00%) MCDST
3 4 (25.00%) MCITP
3 4 (25.00%) MCSE
3 4 (25.00%) MCSA
4 3 (18.75%) MCP
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
2 3 (18.75%) SCOrch
3 1 (6.25%) SCOM
3 1 (6.25%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (18.75%) Dell