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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 144 154 178
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +24
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 39 34 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.06% 0.84% 0.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.23% 3.38% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 38 32 12
Average salary £25,000 £23,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% -54.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £19,000 £46,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £34,900 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- -15.38%
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
921 1005 1096
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 24.93% 24.93% 26.69%
Number of salaries quoted 757 825 961
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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
Stockport +6 5 £40,000 -
Oldham - 5 £22,500 - 1
Cheadle - 4 £39,000 -
Altrincham - 3 £25,000 -
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 93 (100.00%) Windows
2 75 (80.65%) Microsoft
3 62 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 61 (65.59%) MS Exchange
5 51 (54.84%) Active Directory
6 47 (50.54%) Windows XP
6 47 (50.54%) MS Excel
7 43 (46.24%) LAN
7 43 (46.24%) WAN
7 43 (46.24%) Hyper-V
8 41 (44.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (40.86%) Firewall
10 36 (38.71%) SAN
10 36 (38.71%) Exchange Server 2010
11 34 (36.56%) TCP/IP
12 33 (35.48%) Microsoft Certification
13 32 (34.41%) Windows Server 2012
14 30 (32.26%) Windows Server 2003
15 29 (31.18%) Exchange Server 2003
16 28 (30.11%) DNS
16 28 (30.11%) ITIL
17 27 (29.03%) SharePoint
17 27 (29.03%) VMware
18 26 (27.96%) Wyse
19 25 (26.88%) DHCP
20 24 (25.81%) SQL Server
20 24 (25.81%) Finance
20 24 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2007
21 23 (24.73%) CheckPoint
21 23 (24.73%) SQL Server 2008

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 61 (65.59%) MS Exchange
2 36 (38.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (31.18%) Exchange Server 2003
4 27 (29.03%) SharePoint
5 24 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 17 (18.28%) IIS
7 12 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (4.30%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (2.15%) Lync
9 2 (2.15%) CMS
10 1 (1.08%) Apache
Applications
1 47 (50.54%) MS Excel
2 10 (10.75%) MS Office
3 2 (2.15%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 43 (46.24%) LAN
1 43 (46.24%) WAN
2 38 (40.86%) Firewall
3 36 (38.71%) SAN
4 34 (36.56%) TCP/IP
5 28 (30.11%) DNS
6 25 (26.88%) DHCP
7 22 (23.66%) VPN
8 13 (13.98%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (10.75%) WLAN
10 4 (4.30%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (3.23%) VLAN
11 3 (3.23%) iSCSI
12 2 (2.15%) NetScaler
13 1 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
13 1 (1.08%) Wireless
13 1 (1.08%) DSL
13 1 (1.08%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 23 (24.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (15.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (4.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.08%) MySQL
General
1 24 (25.81%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Legal
2 5 (5.38%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.15%) Advertising
4 1 (1.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (34.41%) Support Engineer
2 22 (23.66%) IT Support
3 20 (21.51%) 3rd Line Support
4 15 (16.13%) IT Support Engineer
5 13 (13.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (13.98%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (11.83%) Desktop Support
7 9 (9.68%) Technical Support
7 9 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (9.68%) Infrastructure Technician
8 8 (8.60%) Analyst
9 7 (7.53%) Support Analyst
10 5 (5.38%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
11 3 (3.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) Help Desk Support
12 2 (2.15%) Technical Analyst
12 2 (2.15%) Trainer
12 2 (2.15%) Senior Support Engineer
12 2 (2.15%) Desktop Analyst
12 2 (2.15%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.75%) Web Services
2 3 (3.23%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.30%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.23%) Thin Client
2 3 (3.23%) Fat Client
2 3 (3.23%) EqualLogic
3 2 (2.15%) iPhone
3 2 (2.15%) Visualisation
3 2 (2.15%) SecurID
4 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.08%) iPad
4 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 93 (100.00%) Windows
2 62 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 47 (50.54%) Windows XP
4 41 (44.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (34.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (32.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (9.68%) Windows Vista
8 6 (6.45%) Linux
9 2 (2.15%) NetWare
9 2 (2.15%) UNIX
9 2 (2.15%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.15%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (2.15%) CentOS
10 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.11%) ITIL
2 14 (15.05%) ERP
3 8 (8.60%) Coaching
4 7 (7.53%) Service Delivery
5 6 (6.45%) PRINCE2
6 5 (5.38%) Mentoring
7 4 (4.30%) ITIL V2
7 4 (4.30%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.23%) Information Security
8 3 (3.23%) Time Management
9 2 (2.15%) Load Balancing
9 2 (2.15%) Infrastructure Management
9 2 (2.15%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (2.15%) PRINCE
10 1 (1.08%) Project Management
10 1 (1.08%) Service Management
10 1 (1.08%) Security Management
10 1 (1.08%) Business Continuity
10 1 (1.08%) Line Management
10 1 (1.08%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.20%) PowerShell
2 12 (12.90%) SQL
3 1 (1.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (35.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (17.20%) MCTS
3 15 (16.13%) MCSE
4 11 (11.83%) CCNA
4 11 (11.83%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (10.75%) NCDA
6 9 (9.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (8.60%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (7.53%) MCP
9 6 (6.45%) CCA
10 5 (5.38%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (4.30%) Security Cleared
12 2 (2.15%) CCAA
12 2 (2.15%) MCITP
13 1 (1.08%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (54.84%) Active Directory
2 43 (46.24%) Hyper-V
3 16 (17.20%) Terminal Services
4 15 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (9.68%) vSphere
6 7 (7.53%) XenApp
6 7 (7.53%) XenServer
7 5 (5.38%) XenDesktop
8 3 (3.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 17 (18.28%) Backup Exec
2 11 (11.83%) SCCM
3 9 (9.68%) SCOM
4 4 (4.30%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (4.30%) SCOrch
5 2 (2.15%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 75 (80.65%) Microsoft
2 27 (29.03%) VMware
3 26 (27.96%) Wyse
4 23 (24.73%) CheckPoint
5 17 (18.28%) Symantec
6 15 (16.13%) Cisco
7 13 (13.98%) Citrix
8 12 (12.90%) NetApp
8 12 (12.90%) HP
9 10 (10.75%) 3PAR
10 8 (8.60%) Dell
11 4 (4.30%) McAfee
12 3 (3.23%) Red Hat
12 3 (3.23%) Fortinet
12 3 (3.23%) Draytek
12 3 (3.23%) SolarWinds
13 2 (2.15%) AppSense
13 2 (2.15%) Sophos
13 2 (2.15%) Adobe
13 2 (2.15%) MobileIron
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