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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 101 104 119
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +15
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 19 14 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.17% 0.82% 0.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.97% 3.35% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 18 11 4
Average salary £33,500 £30,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.66% -47.82%
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- -15.38%
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
382 418 555
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.55% 24.34% 30.82%
Number of salaries quoted 300 309 446
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 - 11 £34,000 -
Warrington +5 3 £17,000 -43.33%
Crewe - 2 £28,000 -
Wilmslow -5 1 - - 2
Widnes - 1 £21,000 -
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (81.08%) Windows 7
3 26 (70.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (70.27%) Active Directory
4 23 (62.16%) MS Exchange
5 20 (54.05%) VMware
6 18 (48.65%) Cisco
7 17 (45.95%) DNS
7 17 (45.95%) ITIL
7 17 (45.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (43.24%) Exchange Server 2010
8 16 (43.24%) VPN
8 16 (43.24%) MCSE
8 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
8 16 (43.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (40.54%) MCTS
10 14 (37.84%) Dell
10 14 (37.84%) DHCP
11 13 (35.14%) HP
11 13 (35.14%) MCITP
11 13 (35.14%) Hyper-V
12 12 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (32.43%) PowerShell
12 12 (32.43%) SAN
12 12 (32.43%) CCNA
12 12 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (32.43%) TCP/IP
13 11 (29.73%) ADSL
13 11 (29.73%) MCP
13 11 (29.73%) MS Office

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 23 (62.16%) MS Exchange
2 16 (43.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (29.73%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (8.11%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (29.73%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Sage 200
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 11 (29.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (45.95%) DNS
2 16 (43.24%) VPN
3 14 (37.84%) DHCP
4 12 (32.43%) SAN
4 12 (32.43%) TCP/IP
5 11 (29.73%) ADSL
5 11 (29.73%) NAS
5 11 (29.73%) VDSL
5 11 (29.73%) VLAN
6 8 (21.62%) Firewall
7 7 (18.92%) LAN
7 7 (18.92%) WAN
8 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.70%) Wireless
8 1 (2.70%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Subversion
2 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.70%) ReSharper
3 1 (2.70%) VisualSVN
3 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.41%) Banking
1 2 (5.41%) Retail
1 2 (5.41%) Retail Banking
1 2 (5.41%) Corporate Banking
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) IT Manager
2 6 (16.22%) Support Technician
2 6 (16.22%) IT Support
3 5 (13.51%) IT Support Technician
3 5 (13.51%) Support Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Applications Support Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Service Desk Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Applications Support
5 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.41%) iOS Developer
6 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) Web Services
2 2 (5.41%) XML
2 2 (5.41%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) WSDL
2 2 (5.41%) JSON
2 2 (5.41%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.41%) iPad
3 2 (5.41%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (81.08%) Windows 7
3 26 (70.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (45.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (18.92%) Apple iOS
6 6 (16.22%) Windows XP
7 5 (13.51%) Android
8 2 (5.41%) Mac OS X
8 2 (5.41%) Linux
9 1 (2.70%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (2.70%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) ITIL
2 11 (29.73%) Change Management
2 11 (29.73%) Mobile Device Management
2 11 (29.73%) Mentoring
3 5 (13.51%) Service Delivery
4 4 (10.81%) CRM
5 3 (8.11%) Migration
5 3 (8.11%) Asset Management
5 3 (8.11%) Data Management
5 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
5 3 (8.11%) Project Management
6 2 (5.41%) iOS Development
6 2 (5.41%) Mobile Application Development
6 2 (5.41%) Service Management
6 2 (5.41%) OOP
6 2 (5.41%) OO
6 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.41%) Investment Management
6 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) PowerShell
2 5 (13.51%) SQL
3 3 (8.11%) VB6
3 3 (8.11%) VB
3 3 (8.11%) VB.NET
4 2 (5.41%) Apple Swift
4 2 (5.41%) C
4 2 (5.41%) C++
4 2 (5.41%) Java
4 2 (5.41%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (43.24%) MCSE
1 16 (43.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (40.54%) MCTS
3 13 (35.14%) MCITP
4 12 (32.43%) CCNA
4 12 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (29.73%) MCP
5 11 (29.73%) JNCIA
6 2 (5.41%) MCSA
7 1 (2.70%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (70.27%) Active Directory
2 13 (35.14%) Hyper-V
3 12 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.11%) XenApp
5 1 (2.70%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (54.05%) VMware
2 18 (48.65%) Cisco
3 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
4 14 (37.84%) Dell
5 13 (35.14%) HP
6 11 (29.73%) Juniper
6 11 (29.73%) IBM
7 10 (27.03%) Citrix
8 5 (13.51%) Oracle
9 3 (8.11%) Symantec
9 3 (8.11%) NetApp
9 3 (8.11%) Lotus
10 2 (5.41%) Apple
10 2 (5.41%) McAfee
11 1 (2.70%) Sage
Wilmslow, Manchester
Mobica Limited
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 Dependent on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Ashfield Healthcare Communications
Salary: Competative salary and benefits package
Posted: 7 days ago
Macclesfield
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
1 Green Place
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,500 per annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago