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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 105 100 110
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 18 10 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.99% 0.63% 1.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.09% 2.53% 3.92%
Number of salaries quoted 18 9 13
Average salary £27,500 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £26,200 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,950 £45,000 £45,000
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
440 395 536
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.18% 24.91% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 379 328 433
Average salary £40,000 £34,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.94% -13.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 5 March 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 5 March 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
Warrington +9 6 £26,250 -12.50% 1
Knutsford -1 5 £33,500 - 1
Chester +11 1 £30,000 -31.42%
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 28 (75.68%) Windows 7
3 23 (62.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (48.65%) Microsoft
5 16 (43.24%) Active Directory
6 15 (40.54%) MS Exchange
7 14 (37.84%) ITIL
8 13 (35.14%) VMware
9 12 (32.43%) LAN
9 12 (32.43%) WAN
9 12 (32.43%) VPN
9 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (27.03%) Citrix
11 9 (24.32%) Dell
11 9 (24.32%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (21.62%) Windows XP
12 8 (21.62%) DNS
12 8 (21.62%) Cisco
12 8 (21.62%) DHCP
13 7 (18.92%) MS Office
13 7 (18.92%) Symantec
13 7 (18.92%) SAN
13 7 (18.92%) Apple iOS
13 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V
14 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
14 6 (16.22%) HP
14 6 (16.22%) CRM
14 6 (16.22%) Service Delivery
14 6 (16.22%) Firewall
15 5 (13.51%) Project Management

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 15 (40.54%) MS Exchange
2 9 (24.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (13.51%) IBM Notes
3 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.70%) IIS
5 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MS Office
2 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.70%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.70%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (32.43%) LAN
1 12 (32.43%) WAN
1 12 (32.43%) VPN
2 8 (21.62%) DNS
2 8 (21.62%) DHCP
3 7 (18.92%) SAN
4 6 (16.22%) Firewall
5 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
6 4 (10.81%) NAS
6 4 (10.81%) VLAN
7 3 (8.11%) VDSL
7 3 (8.11%) ADSL
8 2 (5.41%) Wireless
9 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
9 1 (2.70%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.41%) Subversion
2 1 (2.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (2.70%) Axure RP
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
1 3 (8.11%) Retail
2 2 (5.41%) Retail Banking
2 2 (5.41%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (5.41%) Banking
2 2 (5.41%) Advertising
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Analyst
1 8 (21.62%) Support Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) IT Support
3 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Support Technician
3 5 (13.51%) Service Desk Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) ICT Technician
4 4 (10.81%) IT Support Technician
4 4 (10.81%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) IT Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Applications Support
5 3 (8.11%) Applications Support Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) iOS Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
1 3 (8.11%) HTML
1 3 (8.11%) Web Services
2 2 (5.41%) WSDL
2 2 (5.41%) XML
2 2 (5.41%) JSON
2 2 (5.41%) Cocoa
3 1 (2.70%) jQuery
3 1 (2.70%) CSS
3 1 (2.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.41%) iPhone
3 2 (5.41%) iPad
4 1 (2.70%) Graphic Design
4 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (75.68%) Windows 7
3 23 (62.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (21.62%) Windows XP
6 7 (18.92%) Apple iOS
7 5 (13.51%) Android
8 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (8.11%) Windows Vista
9 2 (5.41%) Mac OS X
9 2 (5.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) ITIL
2 6 (16.22%) CRM
2 6 (16.22%) Service Delivery
3 5 (13.51%) Project Management
3 5 (13.51%) Asset Management
3 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
4 3 (8.11%) Migration
4 3 (8.11%) Security Management
4 3 (8.11%) Change Management
4 3 (8.11%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.41%) iOS Development
5 2 (5.41%) Data Entry
5 2 (5.41%) Mobile Application Development
5 2 (5.41%) OOP
5 2 (5.41%) OO
5 2 (5.41%) Investment Management
5 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.81%) SQL
3 3 (8.11%) VB6
3 3 (8.11%) VB
3 3 (8.11%) VB.NET
4 2 (5.41%) Java
4 2 (5.41%) C
4 2 (5.41%) C++
4 2 (5.41%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) MCSE
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.81%) VCP4
2 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (10.81%) CCNA
2 4 (10.81%) MCITP
3 3 (8.11%) JNCIA
3 3 (8.11%) MCTS
3 3 (8.11%) MCP
4 1 (2.70%) MCSA
4 1 (2.70%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (43.24%) Active Directory
2 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V
3 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (10.81%) XenApp
5 2 (5.41%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.70%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) WSUS
2 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (48.65%) Microsoft
2 13 (35.14%) VMware
3 10 (27.03%) Citrix
4 9 (24.32%) Dell
5 8 (21.62%) Cisco
6 7 (18.92%) Symantec
7 6 (16.22%) HP
8 5 (13.51%) NetApp
8 5 (13.51%) Lotus
9 4 (10.81%) Oracle
10 3 (8.11%) IBM
10 3 (8.11%) Juniper
10 3 (8.11%) McAfee
11 2 (5.41%) Sophos
11 2 (5.41%) Apple
12 1 (2.70%) Wyse
12 1 (2.70%) WatchGuard
12 1 (2.70%) SonicWALL
12 1 (2.70%) EMC
12 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
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