The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 135 150 180
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +30
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 43 33 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.28% 0.83% 0.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.56% 3.15% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 36 28 15
Average salary £26,000 £23,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.04% -41.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,750 £17,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £38,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £28,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -13.84%
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 Manchester region.

Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
773 1049 1116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 22.99% 26.38% 26.05%
Number of salaries quoted 636 890 979
Average salary £34,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,700 £50,000
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 Manchester

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Windows 8
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Windows 8 Salary Trend in Manchester

Windows 8
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Windows 8 Salary Histogram in Manchester

Windows 8
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 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
Salford +6 3 £23,250 -
Bolton +5 2 £16,500 -5.71% 2
Oldham - 2 £22,500 -
Sale - 1 £20,000 -
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 92 (100.00%) Windows
2 73 (79.35%) Windows 7
3 62 (67.39%) Microsoft
4 46 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (48.91%) Active Directory
5 45 (48.91%) MS Exchange
6 40 (43.48%) Windows XP
7 39 (42.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (39.13%) MS Excel
9 32 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 30 (32.61%) ITIL
11 28 (30.43%) Firewall
11 28 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 27 (29.35%) TCP/IP
12 27 (29.35%) LAN
12 27 (29.35%) WAN
13 25 (27.17%) DNS
13 25 (27.17%) Hyper-V
13 25 (27.17%) Exchange Server 2010
14 24 (26.09%) DHCP
14 24 (26.09%) Wi-Fi
15 22 (23.91%) Finance
16 19 (20.65%) Exchange Server 2003
16 19 (20.65%) SQL Server
17 18 (19.57%) SharePoint
17 18 (19.57%) VPN
18 17 (18.48%) VMware
18 17 (18.48%) SAN
19 16 (17.39%) Linux
19 16 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 45 (48.91%) MS Exchange
2 25 (27.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (20.65%) Exchange Server 2003
4 18 (19.57%) SharePoint
5 16 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (10.87%) IIS
7 6 (6.52%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (6.52%) Lync
8 4 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.09%) Apache
Applications
1 36 (39.13%) MS Excel
2 13 (14.13%) MS Office
3 4 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.17%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (30.43%) Firewall
2 27 (29.35%) LAN
2 27 (29.35%) WAN
2 27 (29.35%) TCP/IP
3 25 (27.17%) DNS
4 24 (26.09%) DHCP
4 24 (26.09%) Wi-Fi
5 18 (19.57%) VPN
6 17 (18.48%) SAN
7 14 (15.22%) VoIP
8 13 (14.13%) WLAN
9 8 (8.70%) UMTS
9 8 (8.70%) Bluetooth
9 8 (8.70%) GPRS
9 8 (8.70%) GSM
9 8 (8.70%) DVB
9 8 (8.70%) NFC
10 6 (6.52%) Wireless
11 5 (5.43%) Structured Cabling
12 4 (4.35%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (20.65%) SQL Server
2 16 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (9.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (7.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (5.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (5.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.09%) MySQL
General
1 22 (23.91%) Finance
2 8 (8.70%) Automotive
2 8 (8.70%) Multimedia
3 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.26%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.26%) Advertising
4 2 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (35.87%) Support Engineer
2 20 (21.74%) 2nd Line Support
2 20 (21.74%) IT Support
3 13 (14.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 11 (11.96%) IT Support Engineer
6 10 (10.87%) Analyst
7 9 (9.78%) Desktop Support
7 9 (9.78%) Support Analyst
8 8 (8.70%) Software Engineer
9 7 (7.61%) Technical Support
9 7 (7.61%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) Graduate Software Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) Graduate
10 4 (4.35%) Help Desk Support
11 3 (3.26%) Technical Analyst
11 3 (3.26%) Help Desk Analyst
11 3 (3.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 3 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.70%) Flash
1 8 (8.70%) J2ME
1 8 (8.70%) SVG
1 8 (8.70%) OpenGL
1 8 (8.70%) Middleware
1 8 (8.70%) UIQ
1 8 (8.70%) Series 60
1 8 (8.70%) BREW
1 8 (8.70%) Qt
1 8 (8.70%) OpenAL
1 8 (8.70%) OpenCL
2 3 (3.26%) Web Services
3 2 (2.17%) X-Windows
4 1 (1.09%) XML
4 1 (1.09%) HTML
4 1 (1.09%) CSS
4 1 (1.09%) HTML5
4 1 (1.09%) CSS3
4 1 (1.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.87%) iPhone
2 8 (8.70%) MPEG
2 8 (8.70%) Device Driver
3 5 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.35%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.26%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.26%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.17%) SecurID
6 2 (2.17%) Derivative
6 2 (2.17%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.17%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.09%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 92 (100.00%) Windows
2 73 (79.35%) Windows 7
3 46 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (43.48%) Windows XP
5 39 (42.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (17.39%) Linux
8 12 (13.04%) Windows Vista
9 11 (11.96%) Windows Mobile
10 9 (9.78%) Android
11 8 (8.70%) Nucleus RTOS
12 4 (4.35%) Embedded Linux
12 4 (4.35%) UNIX
13 3 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (2.17%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
14 2 (2.17%) NetWare
14 2 (2.17%) AIX
14 2 (2.17%) HPUX
14 2 (2.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (32.61%) ITIL
2 11 (11.96%) Mentoring
3 9 (9.78%) Patch Management
3 9 (9.78%) ERP
4 8 (8.70%) Mobile Commerce
4 8 (8.70%) DRM
4 8 (8.70%) Speech Recognition
4 8 (8.70%) Software Engineering
5 7 (7.61%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.43%) Server Monitoring
7 4 (4.35%) Coaching
7 4 (4.35%) Change Management
7 4 (4.35%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.17%) Information Security
8 2 (2.17%) Load Balancing
8 2 (2.17%) Time Management
8 2 (2.17%) PRINCE
8 2 (2.17%) ITIL V2
8 2 (2.17%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (2.17%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.87%) SQL
2 8 (8.70%) C
2 8 (8.70%) C++
2 8 (8.70%) Java
2 8 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.17%) sed
3 2 (2.17%) Python
3 2 (2.17%) AWK
3 2 (2.17%) Perl
4 1 (1.09%) PHP
4 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 32 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (17.39%) MCTS
3 13 (14.13%) MCP
4 9 (9.78%) MCSE
4 9 (9.78%) CCNA
4 9 (9.78%) MCITP
4 9 (9.78%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (7.61%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (7.61%) NCDA
6 6 (6.52%) MCSA
6 6 (6.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (5.43%) CCA
7 5 (5.43%) Security Cleared
8 4 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.17%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (2.17%) A+ Certification
9 2 (2.17%) CCNP
9 2 (2.17%) CCENT
9 2 (2.17%) CCAA
10 1 (1.09%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.13%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (48.91%) Active Directory
2 25 (27.17%) Hyper-V
3 11 (11.96%) vSphere
4 10 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (9.78%) Terminal Services
6 7 (7.61%) XenApp
7 6 (6.52%) XenServer
8 4 (4.35%) XenDesktop
9 2 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (2.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (9.78%) Backup Exec
1 9 (9.78%) SCCM
2 7 (7.61%) SCOM
3 2 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.17%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.17%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 62 (67.39%) Microsoft
2 17 (18.48%) VMware
3 14 (15.22%) Citrix
4 13 (14.13%) Cisco
5 11 (11.96%) Wyse
6 9 (9.78%) NetApp
6 9 (9.78%) CheckPoint
6 9 (9.78%) Symantec
7 8 (8.70%) Symbian
7 8 (8.70%) HP
7 8 (8.70%) Dell
8 5 (5.43%) Red Hat
9 4 (4.35%) Avaya
10 3 (3.26%) Draytek
10 3 (3.26%) 3PAR
11 2 (2.17%) MobileIron
11 2 (2.17%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.17%) SonicWALL
11 2 (2.17%) Adobe
11 2 (2.17%) McAfee
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