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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 98 110 120
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +10
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 15 15 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.88% 0.83% 0.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.08% 3.33% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 14 11 9
Average salary £33,750 £30,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £30,000 £43,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,700 £30,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
- -12.69%
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
368 450 579
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.55% 25.04% 30.93%
Number of salaries quoted 295 345 459
Average salary £37,500 £34,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% -13.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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
Knutsford -1 8 £34,000 - 2
Wilmslow -8 1 - - 2
Crewe - 1 £24,500 - 1
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (76.92%) Windows 7
3 26 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (48.72%) Active Directory
5 18 (46.15%) MS Exchange
5 18 (46.15%) VMware
6 16 (41.03%) ITIL
6 16 (41.03%) VPN
6 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
6 16 (41.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (35.90%) Dell
8 13 (33.33%) Cisco
8 13 (33.33%) DNS
8 13 (33.33%) DHCP
8 13 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (30.77%) SAN
9 12 (30.77%) Hyper-V
10 11 (28.21%) HP
10 11 (28.21%) LAN
10 11 (28.21%) WAN
11 10 (25.64%) TCP/IP
11 10 (25.64%) MCSE
11 10 (25.64%) Citrix
11 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (25.64%) PowerShell
11 10 (25.64%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (23.08%) NAS
12 9 (23.08%) MCITP
12 9 (23.08%) VLAN

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 18 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 13 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (25.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (12.82%) IBM Notes
5 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) MS Office
2 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (41.03%) VPN
2 13 (33.33%) DNS
2 13 (33.33%) DHCP
3 12 (30.77%) SAN
4 11 (28.21%) LAN
4 11 (28.21%) WAN
5 10 (25.64%) TCP/IP
6 9 (23.08%) VLAN
6 9 (23.08%) NAS
7 8 (20.51%) VDSL
7 8 (20.51%) ADSL
8 6 (15.38%) Firewall
9 2 (5.13%) Wireless
10 1 (2.56%) iSCSI
10 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (2.56%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Subversion
2 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.56%) VisualSVN
3 1 (2.56%) ReSharper
3 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
2 2 (5.13%) Retail
2 2 (5.13%) Retail Banking
2 2 (5.13%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) IT Manager
2 6 (15.38%) Support Technician
2 6 (15.38%) IT Support
3 5 (12.82%) Service Desk Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) IT Support Technician
3 5 (12.82%) Support Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Support Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) ICT Technician
5 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Applications Support Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Applications Support
6 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.13%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) .NET
1 3 (7.69%) Web Services
2 2 (5.13%) XML
2 2 (5.13%) WSDL
2 2 (5.13%) Cocoa
2 2 (5.13%) JSON
2 2 (5.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.13%) iPhone
3 2 (5.13%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (76.92%) Windows 7
3 26 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (41.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (20.51%) Windows XP
6 7 (17.95%) Apple iOS
7 5 (12.82%) Android
8 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (5.13%) Windows Vista
9 2 (5.13%) Mac OS X
9 2 (5.13%) Linux
10 1 (2.56%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (2.56%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (2.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) ITIL
2 8 (20.51%) Change Management
2 8 (20.51%) Mobile Device Management
2 8 (20.51%) Mentoring
3 6 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 6 (15.38%) CRM
4 5 (12.82%) Project Management
4 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2
4 5 (12.82%) Asset Management
5 3 (7.69%) Migration
6 2 (5.13%) Security Management
6 2 (5.13%) Risk Management
6 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.13%) Investment Management
6 2 (5.13%) Mobile Application Development
6 2 (5.13%) OOP
6 2 (5.13%) OO
6 2 (5.13%) Service Management
6 2 (5.13%) iOS Development
6 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.26%) SQL
3 3 (7.69%) VB
3 3 (7.69%) VB.NET
3 3 (7.69%) VB6
4 2 (5.13%) Apple Swift
4 2 (5.13%) Objective-C
4 2 (5.13%) C
4 2 (5.13%) C++
4 2 (5.13%) Java
5 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) MCSE
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (23.08%) MCITP
2 9 (23.08%) CCNA
2 9 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (20.51%) MCP
3 8 (20.51%) JNCIA
3 8 (20.51%) MCTS
4 1 (2.56%) MCSA
4 1 (2.56%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (48.72%) Active Directory
2 12 (30.77%) Hyper-V
3 10 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (7.69%) XenApp
5 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.56%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) WSUS
2 1 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 18 (46.15%) VMware
2 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
3 14 (35.90%) Dell
4 13 (33.33%) Cisco
5 11 (28.21%) HP
6 10 (25.64%) Citrix
7 8 (20.51%) Juniper
7 8 (20.51%) IBM
8 7 (17.95%) Symantec
9 5 (12.82%) NetApp
9 5 (12.82%) Lotus
9 5 (12.82%) Oracle
10 2 (5.13%) Apple
10 2 (5.13%) McAfee
10 2 (5.13%) Sophos
11 1 (2.56%) Wyse
11 1 (2.56%) WatchGuard
11 1 (2.56%) SonicWALL
11 1 (2.56%) 3PAR
11 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
Knutsford
Pearson Whiffin
Salary: £22000 - £26500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Wilmslow
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago