The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT jobs advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 125 159 152
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -7
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 49 28 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.35% 0.74% 0.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.79% 2.96% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 38 28 14
Average salary £22,500 £30,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £22,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- -15.38%
Windows 8
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
846 946 840
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 23.39% 24.89% 26.78%
Number of salaries quoted 697 841 710
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Windows 8
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the East Midlands region.

Windows 8 Salary Trend in the East Midlands

Windows 8
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Windows 8 Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

Windows 8
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 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
Nottinghamshire +7 16 £34,500 +2.98% 2
Northamptonshire +6 15 £20,000 -13.04% 4
Leicestershire +20 10 £22,500 -18.18%
Lincolnshire -1 7 £26,500 -19.08% 1
Derbyshire +13 5 £27,250 -39.44% 2
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 87 (100.00%) Windows
2 68 (78.16%) Microsoft
3 64 (73.56%) Windows 7
4 48 (55.17%) Active Directory
5 38 (43.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (40.23%) MS Office
7 32 (36.78%) MS Excel
7 32 (36.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (31.03%) SQL
9 26 (29.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (28.74%) Windows XP
11 20 (22.99%) SQL Server
12 19 (21.84%) MS Exchange
12 19 (21.84%) Internet
13 17 (19.54%) Microsoft Certification
13 17 (19.54%) TCP/IP
13 17 (19.54%) Microsoft Azure
14 16 (18.39%) UNIX
14 16 (18.39%) SharePoint
14 16 (18.39%) ITIL
15 15 (17.24%) Software Testing
15 15 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
16 14 (16.09%) MCP
17 12 (13.79%) VMware
17 12 (13.79%) Hyper-V
18 11 (12.64%) Linux
19 10 (11.49%) Oracle
19 10 (11.49%) SLA
20 9 (10.34%) MCTS
20 9 (10.34%) DNS

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 19 (21.84%) MS Exchange
2 16 (18.39%) SharePoint
3 9 (10.34%) Apache
3 9 (10.34%) Tomcat
3 9 (10.34%) Lync
4 7 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.15%) IIS
Applications
1 35 (40.23%) MS Office
2 32 (36.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.45%) Sage 200
2 1 (1.15%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 17 (19.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (21.84%) Internet
2 17 (19.54%) TCP/IP
3 9 (10.34%) DNS
3 9 (10.34%) ADSL
3 9 (10.34%) Broadband
4 7 (8.05%) Firewall
4 7 (8.05%) LAN
5 6 (6.90%) WAN
6 4 (4.60%) VPN
6 4 (4.60%) SAN
7 3 (3.45%) DHCP
8 2 (2.30%) NetScaler
8 2 (2.30%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (2.30%) LDAP
8 2 (2.30%) VoIP
9 1 (1.15%) Wireless
9 1 (1.15%) WLAN
9 1 (1.15%) PBX
9 1 (1.15%) Network Security
9 1 (1.15%) Softswitch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (22.99%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.15%) MySQL
2 1 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (8.05%) Finance
2 4 (4.60%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.30%) Law
4 1 (1.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (31.03%) IT Support
2 24 (27.59%) Analyst
3 18 (20.69%) Support Technician
4 16 (18.39%) Support Analyst
5 15 (17.24%) Applications Support
5 15 (17.24%) IT Support Technician
6 10 (11.49%) Applications Support Analyst
7 8 (9.20%) Support Specialist
7 8 (9.20%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (6.90%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (6.90%) Support Engineer
8 6 (6.90%) IT Support Specialist
9 5 (5.75%) UNIX Support
9 5 (5.75%) Linux Support
9 5 (5.75%) IT Manager
10 4 (4.60%) Administrator
10 4 (4.60%) Network Support
10 4 (4.60%) Network Administrator
11 3 (3.45%) Citrix Engineer
11 3 (3.45%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.90%) .NET
2 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET
2 4 (4.60%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.15%) COM+
3 1 (1.15%) DCOM
3 1 (1.15%) Web Services
3 1 (1.15%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.45%) Clustering
1 3 (3.45%) PDA
2 2 (2.30%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.30%) Kindle
2 2 (2.30%) iPhone
2 2 (2.30%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.15%) EPoS
3 1 (1.15%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.15%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 87 (100.00%) Windows
2 64 (73.56%) Windows 7
3 38 (43.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (36.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (29.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (28.74%) Windows XP
7 16 (18.39%) UNIX
8 11 (12.64%) Linux
9 9 (10.34%) Solaris
10 6 (6.90%) Windows Vista
11 5 (5.75%) Apple iOS
12 4 (4.60%) Mac OS X
13 2 (2.30%) Windows Phone
13 2 (2.30%) Ubuntu
14 1 (1.15%) Android
14 1 (1.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.39%) ITIL
2 15 (17.24%) Software Testing
2 15 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (6.90%) Service Delivery
3 6 (6.90%) Project Management
4 5 (5.75%) Workflow
4 5 (5.75%) Mentoring
5 3 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (3.45%) CRM
5 3 (3.45%) Time Management
5 3 (3.45%) Release Management
5 3 (3.45%) SDLC
6 2 (2.30%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (2.30%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (2.30%) Business Continuity
6 2 (2.30%) Migration
6 2 (2.30%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.15%) Supplier Management
7 1 (1.15%) Service Management
7 1 (1.15%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.03%) SQL
2 5 (5.75%) VB.NET
3 4 (4.60%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.30%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.30%) C#
5 1 (1.15%) VB6
5 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.15%) PHP
5 1 (1.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (19.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (16.09%) MCP
3 9 (10.34%) MCTS
4 6 (6.90%) A+ Certification
4 6 (6.90%) MCITP
4 6 (6.90%) Network+ Certification
5 4 (4.60%) Degree
6 2 (2.30%) MCSE
7 1 (1.15%) MCSA
7 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.49%) SLA
2 2 (2.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 48 (55.17%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.79%) Hyper-V
3 8 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.75%) Terminal Services
5 4 (4.60%) XenApp
5 4 (4.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.45%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.15%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 7 (8.05%) SCCM
2 2 (2.30%) SCOM
2 2 (2.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.15%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 68 (78.16%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.79%) VMware
3 10 (11.49%) Oracle
4 9 (10.34%) EMC
5 7 (8.05%) Citrix
6 4 (4.60%) Apple
7 3 (3.45%) AppSense
7 3 (3.45%) Cisco
8 2 (2.30%) SonicWALL
8 2 (2.30%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.15%) Symantec
9 1 (1.15%) NetApp
9 1 (1.15%) HP
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