The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 89 95 93
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 15 23 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.13% 1.26% 1.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.67% 4.84% 6.24%
Number of salaries quoted 14 20 24
Average salary £22,500 £25,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £22,050 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £28,750
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%
Windows 8
North West

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

Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
321 475 417
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.14% 26.11% 26.58%
Number of salaries quoted 275 415 347
Average salary £32,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Windows 8
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Windows 8 Salary Trend in Cheshire

Windows 8
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Windows 8 Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Windows 8
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wilmslow - 5 £18,000 - 2
Knutsford +3 4 £25,000 -1.96%
Macclesfield - 2 £27,000 -
Congleton - 1 £17,500 -
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (88.64%) Active Directory
3 38 (86.36%) Microsoft
4 29 (65.91%) Windows 7
5 27 (61.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (54.55%) MCP
7 22 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (40.91%) TCP/IP
9 17 (38.64%) Windows Server
10 16 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (36.36%) MS Exchange
11 15 (34.09%) Exchange Server 2010
12 14 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2013
12 14 (31.82%) Fat Client
12 14 (31.82%) Apple
12 14 (31.82%) Thin Client
12 14 (31.82%) Windows XP
13 13 (29.55%) Firewall
14 12 (27.27%) MS Excel
15 11 (25.00%) Citrix
16 10 (22.73%) MS Office
17 9 (20.45%) Broadband
17 9 (20.45%) VPN
17 9 (20.45%) VMware
17 9 (20.45%) Hyper-V
17 9 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2007
18 8 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
18 8 (18.18%) SQL Server
19 7 (15.91%) Cisco
19 7 (15.91%) Terminal Services

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 16 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 15 (34.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 10 (22.73%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) SaaS
2 2 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (40.91%) TCP/IP
2 13 (29.55%) Firewall
3 9 (20.45%) Broadband
3 9 (20.45%) VPN
4 7 (15.91%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (15.91%) Remote Desktop
5 6 (13.64%) WAN
6 2 (4.55%) Skype
6 2 (4.55%) VoIP
7 1 (2.27%) DNS
7 1 (2.27%) Intranet
7 1 (2.27%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) MS Access
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Selenium
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (54.55%) Analyst
2 15 (34.09%) IT Analyst
3 13 (29.55%) Active Directory Analyst
4 11 (25.00%) Help Desk Analyst
5 9 (20.45%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
6 8 (18.18%) Service Analyst
6 8 (18.18%) Support Analyst
6 8 (18.18%) Support Engineer
7 7 (15.91%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (13.64%) First Line Help Desk Support
8 6 (13.64%) Help Desk Support
8 6 (13.64%) IT Support
8 6 (13.64%) Support Manager
9 5 (11.36%) IT Engineer
9 5 (11.36%) IT Support Engineer
10 4 (9.09%) 1st Line Engineer
10 4 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 4 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (9.09%) Help Desk Engineer
10 4 (9.09%) Help Desk Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) .NET
1 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.27%) LINQ
1 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.82%) Fat Client
1 14 (31.82%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.55%) iPad
2 2 (4.55%) iPhone
3 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (65.91%) Windows 7
3 22 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (38.64%) Windows Server
5 16 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (31.82%) Windows XP
7 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (15.91%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.64%) Change Management
1 6 (13.64%) Incident Management
2 4 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 2 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (4.55%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.27%) CRM
4 1 (2.27%) ITIL
4 1 (2.27%) Logistics
4 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.27%) SOA
4 1 (2.27%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) C#
1 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.27%) SQL
1 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (61.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (54.55%) MCP
3 6 (13.64%) MCSE
4 4 (9.09%) MCDST
4 4 (9.09%) MCITP
5 1 (2.27%) Degree
5 1 (2.27%) MCSA
System Software
1 39 (88.64%) Active Directory
2 9 (20.45%) Hyper-V
3 8 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (15.91%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (86.36%) Microsoft
2 14 (31.82%) Apple
3 11 (25.00%) Citrix
4 9 (20.45%) VMware
5 7 (15.91%) Cisco
5 7 (15.91%) Sophos
5 7 (15.91%) Symantec
6 1 (2.27%) GFI Software
6 1 (2.27%) McAfee
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Ashdown IT
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Mobica Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum plus company benefits
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