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

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 113 99 136
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +37
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 16 25 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.84% 1.44% 0.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.08% 5.73% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 11 20 4
Average salary £22,500 £28,750 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.73% -14.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £21,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £44,250
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £30,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-8.19% -6.15%
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
520 436 474
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.14% 25.19% 23.81%
Number of salaries quoted 464 368 418
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £48,500 £51,000
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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014. 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
Warrington -12 5 £22,500 -47.05%
Wilmslow -20 1 £34,000 +61.90%
Macclesfield - 1 £14,500 -
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (72.22%) Windows 7
3 24 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (63.89%) Microsoft
5 15 (41.67%) MS Exchange
6 13 (36.11%) ITIL
6 13 (36.11%) HP
6 13 (36.11%) VMware
6 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (33.33%) SAN
7 12 (33.33%) Windows XP
8 11 (30.56%) Citrix
8 11 (30.56%) LAN
8 11 (30.56%) WAN
8 11 (30.56%) Hyper-V
9 10 (27.78%) Cisco
9 10 (27.78%) MS Excel
10 9 (25.00%) IIS
10 9 (25.00%) Dell
11 8 (22.22%) XenApp
12 7 (19.44%) XenDesktop
12 7 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (19.44%) Security Management
12 7 (19.44%) Finance
12 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
12 7 (19.44%) Active Directory
12 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (19.44%) VPN
13 6 (16.67%) EMC

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 15 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 12 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (25.00%) IIS
4 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (5.56%) IBM Notes
5 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Office
3 1 (2.78%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.78%) Fireworks
3 1 (2.78%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (33.33%) SAN
2 11 (30.56%) LAN
2 11 (30.56%) WAN
3 7 (19.44%) VPN
4 6 (16.67%) NAS
5 5 (13.89%) DNS
5 5 (13.89%) iSCSI
5 5 (13.89%) DHCP
6 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 4 (11.11%) Firewall
7 3 (8.33%) Broadband
8 2 (5.56%) VoIP
9 1 (2.78%) Wireless
9 1 (2.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (2.78%) Axure RP
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Retail
3 3 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (5.56%) Back Office
4 2 (5.56%) Advertising
5 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) ICT Technician
3 4 (11.11%) IT Support
4 2 (5.56%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Senior IT Support
4 2 (5.56%) Administrator
4 2 (5.56%) Service Desk Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Senior Support Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Technical Support
4 2 (5.56%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (5.56%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) CSS
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
2 1 (2.78%) jQuery
2 1 (2.78%) HTML5
2 1 (2.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) EPoS
2 2 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Graphic Design
3 1 (2.78%) iPhone
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (72.22%) Windows 7
3 24 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 3 (8.33%) Windows Vista
7 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (2.78%) Android
8 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) ITIL
2 7 (19.44%) Security Management
3 3 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (8.33%) Information Security Management
3 3 (8.33%) Information Security
4 2 (5.56%) Asset Management
4 2 (5.56%) Data Entry
4 2 (5.56%) Migration
4 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.56%) CRM
4 2 (5.56%) Project Management
4 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.78%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.78%) Line Management
5 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.78%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.33%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (11.11%) MCSE
3 3 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (30.56%) Hyper-V
2 8 (22.22%) XenApp
3 7 (19.44%) XenDesktop
3 7 (19.44%) Active Directory
3 7 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (11.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.78%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (63.89%) Microsoft
2 13 (36.11%) HP
2 13 (36.11%) VMware
3 11 (30.56%) Citrix
4 10 (27.78%) Cisco
5 9 (25.00%) Dell
6 6 (16.67%) EMC
7 5 (13.89%) Juniper
8 4 (11.11%) Symantec
9 3 (8.33%) Apple
9 3 (8.33%) ProCurve
10 2 (5.56%) Sophos
10 2 (5.56%) NetApp
10 2 (5.56%) Lotus
11 1 (2.78%) Avaya
11 1 (2.78%) Wyse
11 1 (2.78%) WatchGuard
11 1 (2.78%) SonicWALL
11 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
11 1 (2.78%) McAfee