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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 103 107 139
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +32
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 20 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.04% 0.44% 0.046%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.19% 1.61% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 1
Average salary £32,500 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -4.41%
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
477 436 564
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.88% 27.44% 26.21%
Number of salaries quoted 367 376 467
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 £23,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -19 8 £34,000 -4.89% 1
Knutsford -4 5 £29,000 -14.70%
Runcorn - 3 - -
Wilmslow - 2 £34,000 -
Macclesfield +7 1 £20,500 -59.00%
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (70.59%) VMware
3 23 (67.65%) Microsoft
3 23 (67.65%) Windows 7
4 19 (55.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (50.00%) Cisco
6 14 (41.18%) Windows XP
6 14 (41.18%) MS Exchange
7 13 (38.24%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (35.29%) Finance
8 12 (35.29%) SAN
8 12 (35.29%) HP
9 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
9 11 (32.35%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (29.41%) Hyper-V
11 9 (26.47%) Firewall
11 9 (26.47%) WAN
11 9 (26.47%) Citrix
11 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (26.47%) LAN
11 9 (26.47%) MS Excel
11 9 (26.47%) IIS
12 8 (23.53%) ITIL
13 7 (20.59%) SLA
13 7 (20.59%) .NET
13 7 (20.59%) SQL
13 7 (20.59%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (20.59%) Back Office
13 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (17.65%) XenApp

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (41.18%) MS Exchange
2 11 (32.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (26.47%) IIS
4 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (26.47%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (35.29%) SAN
2 9 (26.47%) Firewall
2 9 (26.47%) WAN
2 9 (26.47%) LAN
3 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
3 6 (17.65%) VPN
3 6 (17.65%) DNS
4 5 (14.71%) NAS
5 4 (11.76%) iSCSI
6 3 (8.82%) Broadband
6 3 (8.82%) DHCP
7 2 (5.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 12 (35.29%) Finance
2 7 (20.59%) Back Office
3 3 (8.82%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (8.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (32.35%) Support Engineer
3 7 (20.59%) Administrator
3 7 (20.59%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (14.71%) IT Administrator
5 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Applications Support Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (11.76%) Applications Support
6 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (8.82%) IT Support
7 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior IT Support
7 2 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Support Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (2.94%) Support Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) EPoS
2 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.94%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (67.65%) Windows 7
3 19 (55.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (41.18%) Windows XP
5 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) ITIL
2 7 (20.59%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (17.65%) Migration
3 6 (17.65%) Security Management
4 3 (8.82%) Information Security Management
4 3 (8.82%) Information Security
5 1 (2.94%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.94%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) SQL
2 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.76%) VB6
2 4 (11.76%) VB
2 4 (11.76%) VB.NET
3 3 (8.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (17.65%) MCSE
3 3 (8.82%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (8.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (8.82%) MCTS
3 3 (8.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) SLA
2 3 (8.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (38.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
3 10 (29.41%) Hyper-V
4 6 (17.65%) XenApp
4 6 (17.65%) XenDesktop
5 3 (8.82%) Terminal Services
5 3 (8.82%) vSphere
Vendors
1 24 (70.59%) VMware
2 23 (67.65%) Microsoft
3 17 (50.00%) Cisco
4 12 (35.29%) HP
5 9 (26.47%) Citrix
6 6 (17.65%) Dell
7 5 (14.71%) EMC
7 5 (14.71%) Juniper
8 3 (8.82%) Apple
8 3 (8.82%) ProCurve
9 1 (2.94%) Avaya
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