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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 114 105 133
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +28
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 18 12 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.92% 0.77% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.85% 2.96% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 12 8 3
Average salary £33,250 £34,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.20% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,800 £21,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,700 £50,000 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
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
468 405 526
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.93% 25.94% 25.20%
Number of salaries quoted 363 348 431
Average salary £34,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £64,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -15 6 £34,000 +58.13%
Knutsford -7 4 £29,000 -14.70% 1
Runcorn - 3 - -
Wilmslow -7 2 £34,000 +61.90%
Macclesfield +6 1 £20,500 -59.00%
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (70.97%) Microsoft
2 22 (70.97%) Windows 7
3 20 (64.52%) VMware
4 19 (61.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (51.61%) Cisco
6 14 (45.16%) MS Exchange
7 12 (38.71%) SAN
7 12 (38.71%) HP
8 11 (35.48%) Windows XP
8 11 (35.48%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (32.26%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (32.26%) Hyper-V
10 9 (29.03%) Finance
10 9 (29.03%) Citrix
10 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (29.03%) LAN
10 9 (29.03%) WAN
10 9 (29.03%) MS Excel
10 9 (29.03%) IIS
11 8 (25.81%) ITIL
11 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
11 8 (25.81%) Firewall
12 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (19.35%) XenApp
13 6 (19.35%) XenDesktop
13 6 (19.35%) Security Management
13 6 (19.35%) Dell
13 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
13 6 (19.35%) VPN

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 14 (45.16%) MS Exchange
2 11 (35.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (29.03%) IIS
4 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (29.03%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.68%) MS Office
3 1 (3.23%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.23%) Fireworks
3 1 (3.23%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (38.71%) SAN
2 9 (29.03%) LAN
2 9 (29.03%) WAN
3 8 (25.81%) Firewall
4 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
4 6 (19.35%) VPN
4 6 (19.35%) DNS
5 5 (16.13%) NAS
6 4 (12.90%) iSCSI
7 3 (9.68%) DHCP
7 3 (9.68%) Broadband
8 2 (6.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (3.23%) Axure RP
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Retail
2 4 (12.90%) Back Office
3 3 (9.68%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (32.26%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (12.90%) Administrator
3 4 (12.90%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) Applications Support
4 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (9.68%) Applications Support Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) IT Support
4 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior IT Support
5 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) IT Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.23%) Support Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) CSS
2 1 (3.23%) jQuery
2 1 (3.23%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) EPoS
2 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) Graphic Design
3 1 (3.23%) iPhone
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (70.97%) Windows 7
3 19 (61.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (35.48%) Windows XP
5 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (3.23%) Android
7 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) ITIL
2 6 (19.35%) Security Management
3 5 (16.13%) Migration
4 4 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (9.68%) Information Security Management
5 3 (9.68%) Information Security
6 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.23%) Logistics
6 1 (3.23%) Line Management
6 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
3 3 (9.68%) VB
3 3 (9.68%) VB.NET
3 3 (9.68%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (19.35%) MCSE
3 3 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (9.68%) MCTS
3 3 (9.68%) Degree
3 3 (9.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) SLA
2 3 (9.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (32.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (32.26%) Hyper-V
2 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
3 6 (19.35%) XenApp
3 6 (19.35%) XenDesktop
4 3 (9.68%) Terminal Services
4 3 (9.68%) vSphere
Vendors
1 22 (70.97%) Microsoft
2 20 (64.52%) VMware
3 16 (51.61%) Cisco
4 12 (38.71%) HP
5 9 (29.03%) Citrix
6 6 (19.35%) Dell
7 5 (16.13%) EMC
7 5 (16.13%) Juniper
8 3 (9.68%) Apple
8 3 (9.68%) ProCurve
9 1 (3.23%) Avaya