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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 61 58 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 2 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.40% 0.22% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.65% 1.00% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 0
Average salary £23,000 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
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
121 100 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.01% 22.08% 21.66%
Number of salaries quoted 104 91 93
Average salary £32,000 £32,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,750 £17,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,000 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) LAN
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
4 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
4 4 (57.14%) WAN
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (42.86%) vSphere
5 3 (42.86%) Mac OS
5 3 (42.86%) XenApp
5 3 (42.86%) VMware
5 3 (42.86%) Time Management
5 3 (42.86%) Citrix
5 3 (42.86%) iPhone
5 3 (42.86%) Avaya
5 3 (42.86%) VPN
5 3 (42.86%) VoIP
5 3 (42.86%) Linux
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 2 (28.57%) MS Office
6 2 (28.57%) UNIX
6 2 (28.57%) DNS
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco
6 2 (28.57%) DHCP
6 2 (28.57%) NetApp

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (71.43%) MS Exchange
1 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (28.57%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) WAN
3 3 (42.86%) VPN
3 3 (42.86%) VoIP
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) DHCP
5 1 (14.29%) PBX
5 1 (14.29%) Internet
5 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) MS Access
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Field Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) iPhone
2 2 (28.57%) CCTV
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (42.86%) Mac OS
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) UNIX
6 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Time Management
2 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) XenApp
2 3 (42.86%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) Avaya
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) NetApp
4 1 (14.29%) Nortel
4 1 (14.29%) Draytek