The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 54 66 61
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 12 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.75% 1.05% 0.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.98% 4.32% 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 4
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £30,000 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £37,300 £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- -15.38%
Windows 8
South Wales

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

Operating Systems Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
172 162 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 25.11% 24.25% 17.99%
Number of salaries quoted 133 143 94
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Windows 8
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Windows 8 Salary Trend in Cardiff

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (93.33%) Windows 7
3 11 (73.33%) VMware
3 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
4 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (46.67%) SAN
7 7 (46.67%) Advertising
7 7 (46.67%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (33.33%) DHCP
9 4 (26.67%) A+ Certification
9 4 (26.67%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 2 (13.33%) MCSE
11 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
11 2 (13.33%) Citrix
11 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (13.33%) XenApp
11 2 (13.33%) XenDesktop
11 2 (13.33%) DFS Replication
11 2 (13.33%) vSphere
11 2 (13.33%) Finance
11 2 (13.33%) NetScaler
11 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (6.67%) VCP5
12 1 (6.67%) SCCM
12 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 1 (6.67%) Windows XP

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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.

Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) SAN
2 5 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (13.33%) NetScaler
4 1 (6.67%) DNS
General
1 7 (46.67%) Advertising
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Support Specialist
2 4 (26.67%) IT Support
2 4 (26.67%) IT Support Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Architect
4 1 (6.67%) SCCM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (93.33%) Windows 7
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (6.67%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) A+ Certification
1 4 (26.67%) Network+ Certification
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (13.33%) MCSE
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.67%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (46.67%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (13.33%) XenApp
3 2 (13.33%) XenDesktop
3 2 (13.33%) DFS Replication
3 2 (13.33%) vSphere
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) VMware
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix