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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 71 69 76
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 26 21 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.12% 2.01% 0.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.41% 6.67% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 21 12 3
Average salary £27,500 £31,000 £24,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.29% +26.53%
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
- -12.69%
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
309 315 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 25.22% 30.11% 28.94%
Number of salaries quoted 228 270 212
Average salary £36,250 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.44% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,050 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 6 March 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 6 March 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
Harlow - 5 £25,000 -
Chelmsford -6 3 £20,000 +8.10%
Brentwood - 3 £50,000 -
Colchester - 1 £30,000 -
Dunmow - 1 £28,750 -
Windows 8
East of England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (78.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 38 (74.51%) Firewall
4 34 (66.67%) MS Exchange
5 33 (64.71%) Microsoft
6 32 (62.75%) Active Directory
7 31 (60.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (56.86%) Windows 7
9 28 (54.90%) Exchange Server 2010
10 26 (50.98%) VPN
10 26 (50.98%) DNS
11 24 (47.06%) DHCP
11 24 (47.06%) Windows XP
12 23 (45.10%) VMware
13 22 (43.14%) MS Excel
13 22 (43.14%) Symantec
14 21 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (41.18%) Blackberry
14 21 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2003
14 21 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
15 20 (39.22%) Backup Exec
16 19 (37.25%) Hyper-V
17 17 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
18 16 (31.37%) Cisco
19 12 (23.53%) HP
19 12 (23.53%) ITIL
19 12 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
19 12 (23.53%) Citrix
20 11 (21.57%) Project Management
21 10 (19.61%) SQL

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 34 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 28 (54.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2003
4 17 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (13.73%) SharePoint
6 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (7.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 22 (43.14%) MS Excel
2 8 (15.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.84%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (74.51%) Firewall
2 26 (50.98%) VPN
2 26 (50.98%) DNS
3 24 (47.06%) DHCP
4 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
5 6 (11.76%) VoIP
6 4 (7.84%) Broadband
6 4 (7.84%) VLAN
6 4 (7.84%) Junos
6 4 (7.84%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (5.88%) SAN
8 2 (3.92%) SNMP
8 2 (3.92%) LAN
9 1 (1.96%) WAN
9 1 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) MySQL
General
1 4 (7.84%) Advertising
1 4 (7.84%) Retail
2 2 (3.92%) Games
3 1 (1.96%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 17 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 9 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 5 (9.80%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Analyst
3 5 (9.80%) Support Analyst
3 5 (9.80%) Technical Support
3 5 (9.80%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) IT Consultant
4 4 (7.84%) Consultant
4 4 (7.84%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 4 (7.84%) Technical Support Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (3.92%) Administrator
5 2 (3.92%) Support Technician
5 2 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support Technician
5 2 (3.92%) Junior
5 2 (3.92%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) LAMP
2 2 (3.92%) Web Services
3 1 (1.96%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (41.18%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.84%) Clustering
3 1 (1.96%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.96%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (78.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 31 (60.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (56.86%) Windows 7
5 24 (47.06%) Windows XP
6 21 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (17.65%) Linux
8 2 (3.92%) Mac OS X
8 2 (3.92%) Ubuntu
8 2 (3.92%) Windows Vista
8 2 (3.92%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.53%) ITIL
2 11 (21.57%) Project Management
3 6 (11.76%) ERP
4 5 (9.80%) Migration
5 4 (7.84%) Network Design
5 4 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (7.84%) Pay per click
5 4 (7.84%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (3.92%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.92%) Change Management
6 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.96%) Logistics
7 1 (1.96%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.96%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.96%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.96%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) SQL
2 5 (9.80%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.96%) C
3 1 (1.96%) VBScript
3 1 (1.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (17.65%) MCP
3 7 (13.73%) MCSE
4 5 (9.80%) CCNA
4 5 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (9.80%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (7.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (7.84%) CCNP
6 2 (3.92%) MCSA
7 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (62.75%) Active Directory
2 21 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (37.25%) Hyper-V
4 6 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.92%) XenApp
5 2 (3.92%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.96%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (39.22%) Backup Exec
2 7 (13.73%) WSUS
3 2 (3.92%) Nagios
4 1 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 33 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 23 (45.10%) VMware
3 22 (43.14%) Symantec
4 16 (31.37%) Cisco
5 12 (23.53%) HP
5 12 (23.53%) Citrix
6 8 (15.69%) CheckPoint
7 7 (13.73%) Brocade
8 5 (9.80%) SonicWALL
8 5 (9.80%) Barracuda Networks
8 5 (9.80%) Sage
9 4 (7.84%) Juniper
9 4 (7.84%) Dell
9 4 (7.84%) NETGEAR
10 2 (3.92%) WatchGuard
10 2 (3.92%) Sophos
11 1 (1.96%) Capita
11 1 (1.96%) Kaspersky
11 1 (1.96%) Veeam