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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 56 55 61
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 10 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.86% 1.71% 0.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.43% 9.88% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 10 8 1
Average salary £18,500 £19,250 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.89% -38.88%
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £29,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-5.17% -10.76%
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
106 81 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 19.67% 17.31% 25.31%
Number of salaries quoted 96 72 111
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £18,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
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 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
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 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
Blackpool - 8 £18,500 -
Lancaster +7 1 £18,500 -
Chorley - 1 £17,000 -
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Windows XP
3 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 11 (61.11%) MS Excel
4 11 (61.11%) Windows Vista
5 10 (55.56%) MS Office
6 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 8 (44.44%) Citrix
7 8 (44.44%) Cisco
8 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
9 6 (33.33%) Hyper-V
9 6 (33.33%) Wireless
9 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
9 6 (33.33%) LAN
10 5 (27.78%) ADSL
10 5 (27.78%) Broadband
10 5 (27.78%) Ethernet
10 5 (27.78%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (27.78%) VMware
11 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (22.22%) ITIL
11 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
12 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (16.67%) Degree
12 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (11.11%) SCDPM
13 2 (11.11%) vSphere
13 2 (11.11%) iPad
13 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.56%) IIS
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (61.11%) MS Excel
2 10 (55.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) LAN
1 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 6 (33.33%) Wireless
2 5 (27.78%) Ethernet
2 5 (27.78%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (27.78%) ADSL
2 5 (27.78%) Broadband
3 2 (11.11%) Internet
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall
4 1 (5.56%) VPN
4 1 (5.56%) WAN
4 1 (5.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) IT Support
2 8 (44.44%) Help Desk Support
3 7 (38.89%) IT Support Engineer
3 7 (38.89%) Support Engineer
4 6 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
4 6 (33.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 5 (27.78%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 5 (27.78%) Help Desk Engineer
6 4 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (22.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (22.22%) Desktop Support
6 4 (22.22%) Analyst
6 4 (22.22%) Support Analyst
7 2 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (11.11%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 2 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
8 1 (5.56%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 2 (11.11%) iPhone
1 2 (11.11%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Windows XP
3 11 (61.11%) Windows Vista
4 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) BCP
2 2 (11.11%) Service Management
2 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
2 2 (11.11%) Project Planning
2 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
2 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) People Management
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.11%) vSphere
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
1 2 (11.11%) SCOM
1 2 (11.11%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) Citrix
2 8 (44.44%) Cisco
3 5 (27.78%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) Sophos
4 2 (11.11%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) Epicor