The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 107 115 135
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +20
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 14 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.79% 0.23% 0.087%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.28% 0.78% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 2
Average salary £32,000 £21,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.83% -54.73%
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £32,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year
-10.76% -25.71%
Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
427 514 631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.18% 29.59% 27.42%
Number of salaries quoted 332 440 557
Average salary £33,926 £35,000 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.06% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,250 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Windows 8
North West

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
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 23 July 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 -16 6 £32,500 +51.16%
Knutsford - 4 £29,000 - 3
Runcorn - 3 - - 1
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (75.86%) Microsoft
3 20 (68.97%) VMware
3 20 (68.97%) Windows 7
4 16 (55.17%) Cisco
5 15 (51.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (44.83%) Windows XP
7 10 (34.48%) Firewall
7 10 (34.48%) LAN
7 10 (34.48%) WAN
7 10 (34.48%) HP
8 9 (31.03%) SAN
8 9 (31.03%) MS Exchange
8 9 (31.03%) Finance
8 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
10 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
10 7 (24.14%) DNS
10 7 (24.14%) Dell
10 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
10 7 (24.14%) SQL
10 7 (24.14%) .NET
10 7 (24.14%) IIS
10 7 (24.14%) Migration
10 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V
11 6 (20.69%) VB6
11 6 (20.69%) VB

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 9 (31.03%) MS Exchange
2 7 (24.14%) IIS
3 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.34%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (34.48%) LAN
1 10 (34.48%) WAN
1 10 (34.48%) Firewall
2 9 (31.03%) SAN
3 7 (24.14%) DNS
3 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
4 6 (20.69%) VPN
5 4 (13.79%) DHCP
5 4 (13.79%) NAS
6 3 (10.34%) Broadband
7 2 (6.90%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Back Office
3 3 (10.34%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (10.34%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Support Engineer
2 12 (41.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Applications Support
3 6 (20.69%) Applications Support Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) IT Administrator
4 5 (17.24%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (17.24%) Administrator
5 4 (13.79%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (10.34%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) IT Support
6 3 (10.34%) Senior IT Support
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Support Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (3.45%) Technical Support
8 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) EPoS
2 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.90%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (68.97%) Windows 7
3 15 (51.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (44.83%) Windows XP
5 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (6.90%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Migration
2 6 (20.69%) ITIL
3 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (10.34%) Security Management
5 1 (3.45%) Information Security Management
5 1 (3.45%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.45%) Information Security
5 1 (3.45%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) SQL
2 6 (20.69%) VB
2 6 (20.69%) VB.NET
2 6 (20.69%) VB6
3 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (13.79%) MCSE
3 3 (10.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (10.34%) MCTS
4 1 (3.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) SLA
2 4 (13.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
3 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V
4 3 (10.34%) Terminal Services
4 3 (10.34%) vSphere
5 2 (6.90%) XenApp
5 2 (6.90%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 22 (75.86%) Microsoft
2 20 (68.97%) VMware
3 16 (55.17%) Cisco
4 10 (34.48%) HP
5 7 (24.14%) Dell
6 5 (17.24%) Citrix
6 5 (17.24%) Juniper
7 4 (13.79%) Apple
7 4 (13.79%) ProCurve
7 4 (13.79%) EMC
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