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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 58 60 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 4 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.80% 0.41% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.15% 1.54% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 0
Average salary £23,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -3.07%
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
127 130 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 25.35% 26.80% 22.12%
Number of salaries quoted 107 113 94
Average salary £32,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,750 £50,000
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
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 22 December 2014. 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
Blackburn - 1 £20,000 -
Preston - 1 - -
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows XP
2 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
3 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (66.67%) MS Exchange
4 6 (66.67%) LAN
5 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (44.44%) WAN
6 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
6 4 (44.44%) MS Office
6 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (33.33%) VPN
7 3 (33.33%) Avaya
7 3 (33.33%) Linux
7 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 3 (33.33%) VoIP
7 3 (33.33%) vSphere
7 3 (33.33%) VMware
7 3 (33.33%) Time Management
7 3 (33.33%) Citrix
7 3 (33.33%) iPhone
7 3 (33.33%) Mac OS
7 3 (33.33%) XenApp
8 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
8 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (22.22%) CCTV
8 2 (22.22%) Lync
8 2 (22.22%) DHCP

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 6 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (22.22%) Lync
4 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) LAN
2 4 (44.44%) WAN
3 3 (33.33%) VPN
3 3 (33.33%) VoIP
4 2 (22.22%) DNS
4 2 (22.22%) DHCP
5 1 (11.11%) PBX
5 1 (11.11%) Internet
5 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) MS Access
2 1 (11.11%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) IT Support
2 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Technician
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) iPhone
2 2 (22.22%) CCTV
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows XP
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (33.33%) Mac OS
5 3 (33.33%) Linux
6 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 2 (22.22%) UNIX
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) A+ Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) XenApp
2 3 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
2 3 (33.33%) Avaya
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) NetApp
4 1 (11.11%) Nortel
4 1 (11.11%) Draytek