The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 105 107 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 1 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.067% 0.067% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.28% 0.28% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Average salary £20,000 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £29,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-5.17% -10.76%
Windows 8
Scotland

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

Operating Systems Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
353 358 291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 23.79% 24.12% 24.01%
Number of salaries quoted 211 226 213
Average salary £37,500 £36,895 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.64% -1.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £28,350
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £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 Edinburgh

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Windows 8
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Windows 8 Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Legal
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Document Management
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (20.00%) WorkSite
4 1 (20.00%) SCCM
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) Android
4 1 (20.00%) iPhone
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Interwoven
4 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Reuters
4 1 (20.00%) Bloomberg
4 1 (20.00%) MCSE
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) DNA

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) WorkSite
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) PSTN
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Legal
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) IT Support
2 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) IT Assistant
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Support Technician
3 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (20.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) CRM
1 1 (20.00%) DNA
1 1 (20.00%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Interwoven
2 1 (20.00%) Reuters
2 1 (20.00%) Bloomberg
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Dell