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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 85 96 83
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -13
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 17 7 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.37% 0.53% 1.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.05% 1.68% 2.91%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 10
Average salary £30,000 £24,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,800 £19,000 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,000 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £28,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -13.84%
Windows 8
East of 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 Essex region.

Operating Systems Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
241 416 378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 19.39% 31.59% 35.73%
Number of salaries quoted 140 345 314
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Windows 8
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Windows 8 Salary Trend in Essex

Windows 8
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Essex region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Windows 8 Salary Histogram in Essex

Windows 8
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the Essex region over the 3 months to 2 July 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
Loughton - 2 £37,500 -
Harlow 0 1 £20,000 +5.26%
Windows 8
East of England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (73.68%) MS Exchange
3 27 (71.05%) Active Directory
4 25 (65.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (65.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (60.53%) Microsoft
5 23 (60.53%) Windows XP
5 23 (60.53%) Firewall
6 22 (57.89%) DNS
7 21 (55.26%) Blackberry
8 19 (50.00%) MS Excel
9 18 (47.37%) VPN
9 18 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2010
9 18 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 18 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2007
10 17 (44.74%) DHCP
11 16 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
11 16 (42.11%) VMware
12 15 (39.47%) Backup Exec
13 13 (34.21%) Windows 7
13 13 (34.21%) Office 365
14 12 (31.58%) Hyper-V
15 10 (26.32%) Symantec
15 10 (26.32%) Linux
15 10 (26.32%) ITIL
16 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
16 9 (23.68%) Cisco
16 9 (23.68%) Citrix
17 8 (21.05%) SQL

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 28 (73.68%) MS Exchange
2 18 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2003
2 18 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2007
2 18 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
4 3 (7.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 19 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.53%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (34.21%) Office 365
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (7.89%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 23 (60.53%) Firewall
2 22 (57.89%) DNS
3 18 (47.37%) VPN
4 17 (44.74%) DHCP
5 7 (18.42%) VoIP
6 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
7 5 (13.16%) SNMP
7 5 (13.16%) SAN
8 2 (5.26%) LAN
9 1 (2.63%) WAN
9 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
9 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
9 1 (2.63%) NAS
9 1 (2.63%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.79%) MySQL
General
1 5 (13.16%) Games
2 2 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Automotive
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Network Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Field Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Desktop Support
3 3 (7.89%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (5.26%) Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Systems Support
5 1 (2.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Support Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) ICT Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (2.63%) Junior
5 1 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (2.63%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (55.26%) Blackberry
2 5 (13.16%) Replication
3 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.26%) Thin Client
4 2 (5.26%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (5.26%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.63%) iPhone
5 1 (2.63%) iPad
5 1 (2.63%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (65.79%) Windows Server 2008
2 25 (65.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (60.53%) Windows XP
4 18 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (34.21%) Windows 7
6 10 (26.32%) Linux
7 6 (15.79%) Android
8 5 (13.16%) Mac OS X
8 5 (13.16%) Ubuntu
9 3 (7.89%) UNIX
9 3 (7.89%) Apple iOS
10 2 (5.26%) Windows Vista
10 2 (5.26%) SUSE
11 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) ITIL
2 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
2 5 (13.16%) Project Management
2 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (5.26%) Data Migration
3 2 (5.26%) Change Management
3 2 (5.26%) ITSM
3 2 (5.26%) Migration
3 2 (5.26%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.63%) Performance Management
4 1 (2.63%) ERP
4 1 (2.63%) Pay per click
4 1 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.63%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) MCSA
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (13.16%) MCSE
3 1 (2.63%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (71.05%) Active Directory
2 16 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (31.58%) Hyper-V
4 5 (13.16%) VMware ESX
4 5 (13.16%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.26%) XenApp
6 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (39.47%) Backup Exec
2 5 (13.16%) Nagios
3 2 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (60.53%) Microsoft
2 16 (42.11%) VMware
3 10 (26.32%) Symantec
4 9 (23.68%) Citrix
4 9 (23.68%) Cisco
5 5 (13.16%) Apple
5 5 (13.16%) Sophos
5 5 (13.16%) WatchGuard
6 3 (7.89%) Google
6 3 (7.89%) Oracle
6 3 (7.89%) HP
7 2 (5.26%) Dell
7 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.26%) Brocade
7 2 (5.26%) Trapeze