The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 55 53 47
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 1 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.22% 0.48% 1.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.03% 2.63% 8.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 9
Average salary £35,000 £27,500 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% +27.90%
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
- -12.69%
Windows 8
North 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 Lancashire region.

Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
97 76 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 21.27% 18.14% 22.25%
Number of salaries quoted 88 74 90
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £28,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £17,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £35,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Windows 8
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Windows 8 Salary Trend in Lancashire

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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
1 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (100.00%) LAN
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) DHCP
3 3 (60.00%) Avaya
3 3 (60.00%) XenApp
3 3 (60.00%) vSphere
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) Lync
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) Internet
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) NetApp
4 2 (40.00%) VPN
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (40.00%) UNIX

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (40.00%) Lync
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (20.00%) IIS
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) PBX
4 1 (20.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (20.00%) MS Access
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) UNIX
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (20.00%) Mac OS
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ERP
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) Time Management
1 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (20.00%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) VCP4
2 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) XenApp
2 3 (60.00%) vSphere
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) Avaya
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 2 (40.00%) NetApp
5 1 (20.00%) Draytek
5 1 (20.00%) Epicor
5 1 (20.00%) Nortel