The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Lancashire region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 53 60 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 8 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.68% 0.20% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.26% 0.81% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 0
Average salary £19,250 £31,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.88% -
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £35,000 £41,750
% change year-on-year
-17.14% -16.16%
Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
78 123 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 16.35% 25.00% 14.92%
Number of salaries quoted 69 113 64
Average salary £30,000 £29,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +16.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £21,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,947 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.47% -
Windows 8
North West

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 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
Lancaster - 3 £18,500 -
Preston - 3 £18,500 -
Blackburn +6 2 £22,250 -29.36%
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) MS Office
3 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
3 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
4 5 (45.45%) Windows XP
4 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (27.27%) VMware
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
7 2 (18.18%) SLA
7 2 (18.18%) Citrix
7 2 (18.18%) Legal
7 2 (18.18%) Finance
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
7 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (9.09%) CSS3
8 1 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (9.09%) Sass
8 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (9.09%) Grunt
8 1 (9.09%) HTML5
8 1 (9.09%) Progressive Enhancement

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (9.09%) WordPress
4 1 (9.09%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (81.82%) MS Office
2 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) SSH
1 1 (9.09%) VLAN
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) IPsec
1 1 (9.09%) ADSL
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) VoIP
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
1 1 (9.09%) DHCP
1 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Grunt
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (18.18%) Legal
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Law
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Support Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) IT Support Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) IT Support
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) Service Desk Technician
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 1 (9.09%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) CSS3
1 1 (9.09%) Sass
1 1 (9.09%) HTML5
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) iSeries
1 1 (9.09%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 5 (45.45%) Windows XP
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
1 1 (9.09%) Progressive Enhancement
1 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) VMware
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) WatchGuard
3 1 (9.09%) Draytek
3 1 (9.09%) Avaya
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) IBM