The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 92 70 76
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 7 16 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.74% 1.77% 1.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.17% 4.85% 4.27%
Number of salaries quoted 7 13 10
Average salary £21,000 £25,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £29,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-5.17% -10.76%
Windows 8
South West

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

Operating Systems Category
Gloucestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
323 330 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 34.11% 36.50% 28.43%
Number of salaries quoted 264 273 210
Average salary £39,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £20,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,000 £46,000
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 Gloucestershire

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Windows 8
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Windows 8 Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

Windows 8
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Windows 8 Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

Windows 8
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 29 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
Gloucester -10 5 £21,000 -16.00%
Cheltenham -7 2 £47,500 +137.50%
Windows 8
South West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (87.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (70.83%) Windows 7
5 15 (62.50%) SCCM
6 12 (50.00%) ITIL
7 11 (45.83%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
9 9 (37.50%) Citrix
9 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (37.50%) VMware
10 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
11 7 (29.17%) Windows XP
11 7 (29.17%) DHCP
12 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
12 6 (25.00%) MS Office
13 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
13 5 (20.83%) Office 365
13 5 (20.83%) Firewall
13 5 (20.83%) Wireless
13 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (16.67%) VoIP
14 4 (16.67%) DNS
14 4 (16.67%) Back Office
14 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
14 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
15 3 (12.50%) Backup Exec
15 3 (12.50%) SAN
15 3 (12.50%) Symantec

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (8.33%) IIS
4 1 (4.17%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) DHCP
2 5 (20.83%) Firewall
2 5 (20.83%) Wireless
3 4 (16.67%) DNS
3 4 (16.67%) VoIP
4 3 (12.50%) SAN
4 3 (12.50%) Intranet
4 3 (12.50%) Internet
5 2 (8.33%) 3G
5 2 (8.33%) IPv4
5 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (8.33%) SMTP
5 2 (8.33%) Bluetooth
5 2 (8.33%) LAN
5 2 (8.33%) Ethernet
5 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (8.33%) VPN
5 2 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (16.67%) Back Office
2 2 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Desktop Support
2 14 (58.33%) Support Engineer
3 12 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 12 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (25.00%) IT Support
5 4 (16.67%) IT Support Technician
5 4 (16.67%) Support Technician
6 3 (12.50%) Field Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (4.17%) Senior Desktop Support
8 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Technician
8 1 (4.17%) Desktop Technician
8 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Technician
8 1 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) iPhone
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (87.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (70.83%) Windows 7
5 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (29.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (8.33%) Line Management
3 2 (8.33%) ERP
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.17%) MCP
3 1 (4.17%) MCSE
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
2 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (62.50%) SCCM
2 3 (12.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) Citrix
2 9 (37.50%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) Symantec
3 3 (12.50%) Sophos
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco
4 2 (8.33%) Dell
5 1 (4.17%) Avaya
5 1 (4.17%) Apple