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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 97 98 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 6 12 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.44% 0.80% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.96% 3.85% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 0
Average salary £19,500 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
- -12.69%
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
306 312 256
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 22.67% 20.74% 23.44%
Number of salaries quoted 194 195 163
Average salary £36,878 £37,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.65% +11.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,800 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 27 March 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 7
3 5 (62.50%) Citrix
4 4 (50.00%) Finance
4 4 (50.00%) SCCM
4 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) SLA
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
5 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) XenApp
5 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (25.00%) Line Management
6 2 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (25.00%) Legal
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (25.00%) Interwoven
6 2 (25.00%) MCSE
6 2 (25.00%) MCSA
6 2 (25.00%) MS Excel

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (25.00%) WorkSite
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) DB2
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Legal
2 2 (25.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Applications Support
1 2 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) IT Assistant
1 2 (25.00%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) CRM
1 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (25.00%) ITSM
1 2 (25.00%) Document Management
1 2 (25.00%) Supplier Management
1 2 (25.00%) Resource Management
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
1 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (25.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) MCP
1 2 (25.00%) MCSE
1 2 (25.00%) MCSA
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) XenApp
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Citrix
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) Interwoven
4 2 (25.00%) Dell
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco