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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 101 84 136
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +52
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 24 30 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.33% 1.86% 0.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.90% 6.93% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 19 26 8
Average salary £25,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,600 £21,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £45,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
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
490 433 514
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.18% 26.83% 24.42%
Number of salaries quoted 434 364 446
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,100 £57,500 £50,000
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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +8 12 £25,000 -41.17% 1
Knutsford - 2 £25,500 - 1
Chester +17 1 £30,000 -31.42%
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 29 (78.38%) Windows 7
3 25 (67.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (51.35%) Microsoft
5 17 (45.95%) MS Exchange
6 16 (43.24%) VMware
7 14 (37.84%) ITIL
8 13 (35.14%) Active Directory
9 12 (32.43%) WAN
9 12 (32.43%) LAN
10 11 (29.73%) Citrix
10 11 (29.73%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (24.32%) Cisco
11 9 (24.32%) VPN
12 8 (21.62%) XenApp
12 8 (21.62%) Hyper-V
13 7 (18.92%) Firewall
13 7 (18.92%) Symantec
13 7 (18.92%) SAN
13 7 (18.92%) Windows XP
13 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
14 6 (16.22%) CRM
14 6 (16.22%) HP
14 6 (16.22%) Dell
14 6 (16.22%) SQL
14 6 (16.22%) Security Management
14 6 (16.22%) Service Delivery
14 6 (16.22%) XenDesktop
14 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 17 (45.95%) MS Exchange
2 11 (29.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (13.51%) IBM Notes
4 4 (10.81%) IIS
5 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.81%) MS Office
3 1 (2.70%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.70%) Fireworks
Communications & Networking
1 12 (32.43%) WAN
1 12 (32.43%) LAN
2 9 (24.32%) VPN
3 7 (18.92%) Firewall
3 7 (18.92%) SAN
4 5 (13.51%) DNS
4 5 (13.51%) DHCP
5 3 (8.11%) iSCSI
6 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.41%) VoIP
6 2 (5.41%) NAS
7 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.70%) Wireless
7 1 (2.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (2.70%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Advertising
2 2 (5.41%) Back Office
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Analyst
1 8 (21.62%) Support Analyst
1 8 (21.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Service Desk Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (10.81%) IT Support
3 4 (10.81%) ICT Technician
4 3 (8.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Applications Support Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Support Technician
4 3 (8.11%) Applications Support
4 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.41%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) HTML5
2 1 (2.70%) jQuery
2 1 (2.70%) CSS
2 1 (2.70%) Web Services
2 1 (2.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) User Experience
2 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.70%) Graphic Design
2 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (78.38%) Windows 7
3 25 (67.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (18.92%) Windows XP
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Vista
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.41%) Linux
7 2 (5.41%) Android
7 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) ITIL
2 6 (16.22%) CRM
2 6 (16.22%) Security Management
2 6 (16.22%) Service Delivery
3 5 (13.51%) Asset Management
3 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
3 5 (13.51%) Project Management
4 4 (10.81%) Migration
5 3 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.41%) Information Security
6 2 (5.41%) Information Security Management
6 2 (5.41%) Data Entry
7 1 (2.70%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.11%) VB6
3 3 (8.11%) VB
3 3 (8.11%) VB.NET
4 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (10.81%) MCSE
2 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) MCITP
3 1 (2.70%) MCSA
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.70%) CCNP
3 1 (2.70%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (35.14%) Active Directory
2 8 (21.62%) XenApp
2 8 (21.62%) Hyper-V
3 6 (16.22%) XenDesktop
3 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.70%) VMware Server
4 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 19 (51.35%) Microsoft
2 16 (43.24%) VMware
3 11 (29.73%) Citrix
4 9 (24.32%) Cisco
5 7 (18.92%) Symantec
6 6 (16.22%) HP
6 6 (16.22%) Dell
7 5 (13.51%) NetApp
7 5 (13.51%) Lotus
8 3 (8.11%) McAfee
9 2 (5.41%) Sophos
9 2 (5.41%) EMC
10 1 (2.70%) 3PAR
10 1 (2.70%) WatchGuard
10 1 (2.70%) SonicWALL
10 1 (2.70%) Wyse
10 1 (2.70%) Oracle
10 1 (2.70%) Avaya
10 1 (2.70%) Juniper
10 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
Macclesfield
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Venturi
Salary: £8 - £9 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow
Venturi
Salary: £15 - £18 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £28k - 30k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago