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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 109 122 104
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -18
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 3 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.21% 0.056% 0.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.75% 0.17% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 9
Average salary £24,000 £37,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.00% -25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £29,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-5.17% -10.76%
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
399 602 580
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 28.48% 33.95% 35.00%
Number of salaries quoted 331 485 506
Average salary £41,500 £42,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.19% +2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 28 July 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Office 365
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (25.00%) MCDST
5 2 (25.00%) MCITP
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (25.00%) MCSE
5 2 (25.00%) MCSA
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) Wireless
6 1 (12.50%) CRM
6 1 (12.50%) Websense
6 1 (12.50%) ADSL
6 1 (12.50%) LAN
6 1 (12.50%) WAN
6 1 (12.50%) DHCP
6 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (12.50%) DNS
6 1 (12.50%) SLA

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) WorkSite
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
1 1 (12.50%) ADSL
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Graduate
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Support
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Support
3 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) UNIX
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
1 1 (12.50%) CRM
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) MCDST
2 2 (25.00%) MCITP
2 2 (25.00%) MCSE
2 2 (25.00%) MCSA
3 1 (12.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
2 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (62.50%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Websense