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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 126 163 187
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +24
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 50 16 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.33% 0.43% 0.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.26% 1.70% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 48 16 9
Average salary £33,750 £30,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -34.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £23,000 £21,900
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £35,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
- -12.69%
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 Manchester region.

Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
951 940 1053
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 25.34% 25.26% 26.74%
Number of salaries quoted 796 805 921
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 - 7 £40,000 - 2
Cheadle - 5 £39,000 - 1
Oldham - 3 £22,500 -
Altrincham - 3 £25,000 - 1
Bolton - 1 £26,500 -
Salford - 1 - -
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 76 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 67 (70.53%) Windows 7
4 54 (56.84%) MS Exchange
5 46 (48.42%) MS Excel
5 46 (48.42%) Active Directory
6 42 (44.21%) Windows XP
6 42 (44.21%) Hyper-V
6 42 (44.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (40.00%) Firewall
8 36 (37.89%) LAN
8 36 (37.89%) WAN
9 35 (36.84%) SAN
10 31 (32.63%) VMware
10 31 (32.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 30 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
12 29 (30.53%) Windows Server 2003
13 28 (29.47%) TCP/IP
13 28 (29.47%) SharePoint
13 28 (29.47%) Exchange Server 2010
14 27 (28.42%) ITIL
15 26 (27.37%) Finance
16 25 (26.32%) Wyse
17 24 (25.26%) DNS
18 22 (23.16%) CheckPoint
18 22 (23.16%) Exchange Server 2003
19 20 (21.05%) SQL Server
20 19 (20.00%) DHCP
20 19 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
20 19 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 54 (56.84%) MS Exchange
2 28 (29.47%) SharePoint
2 28 (29.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (23.16%) Exchange Server 2003
4 18 (18.95%) Exchange Server 2007
5 17 (17.89%) IIS
6 9 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (3.16%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.11%) Lync
8 2 (2.11%) CMS
9 1 (1.05%) Joomla!
9 1 (1.05%) Apache
9 1 (1.05%) Documentum
9 1 (1.05%) WordPress
9 1 (1.05%) Moodle
Applications
1 46 (48.42%) MS Excel
2 10 (10.53%) MS Office
3 3 (3.16%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.05%) Revit
Business Applications
1 7 (7.37%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.32%) Office 365
2 1 (1.05%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 38 (40.00%) Firewall
2 36 (37.89%) LAN
2 36 (37.89%) WAN
3 35 (36.84%) SAN
4 28 (29.47%) TCP/IP
5 24 (25.26%) DNS
6 19 (20.00%) DHCP
7 17 (17.89%) VPN
8 11 (11.58%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (5.26%) VLAN
9 5 (5.26%) WLAN
10 3 (3.16%) iSCSI
10 3 (3.16%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (2.11%) NetScaler
11 2 (2.11%) Wireless
12 1 (1.05%) Intrusion Detection
12 1 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (1.05%) DSL
12 1 (1.05%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 19 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (12.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (7.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (7.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (7.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (7.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.05%) DataEase
5 1 (1.05%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Ant
1 1 (1.05%) JIRA
1 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (27.37%) Finance
2 6 (6.32%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.26%) Legal
4 2 (2.11%) Advertising
4 2 (2.11%) Marketing
5 1 (1.05%) German Language
5 1 (1.05%) Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.05%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (29.47%) Support Engineer
2 20 (21.05%) 3rd Line Support
3 18 (18.95%) IT Support
4 15 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (13.68%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (11.58%) Analyst
7 10 (10.53%) IT Support Engineer
8 9 (9.47%) Infrastructure Technician
8 9 (9.47%) Support Analyst
9 7 (7.37%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (6.32%) Desktop Support
11 5 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
11 5 (5.26%) Technical Support
12 4 (4.21%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 3 (3.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 2 (2.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 2 (2.11%) Linux Engineer
14 2 (2.11%) Linux Support
14 2 (2.11%) Senior Support Engineer
14 2 (2.11%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.47%) Web Services
2 4 (4.21%) X-Windows
3 3 (3.16%) HTML
3 3 (3.16%) CSS
4 1 (1.05%) .NET
4 1 (1.05%) XML
4 1 (1.05%) Ajax
4 1 (1.05%) JSON
4 1 (1.05%) jQuery
4 1 (1.05%) HTML5
4 1 (1.05%) PhoneGap
4 1 (1.05%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.16%) Thin Client
1 3 (3.16%) Blackberry
1 3 (3.16%) EqualLogic
1 3 (3.16%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.11%) iPhone
2 2 (2.11%) Visualisation
2 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.11%) SecurID
2 2 (2.11%) Statistics
3 1 (1.05%) Blog
3 1 (1.05%) LLPG
3 1 (1.05%) PDA
3 1 (1.05%) GIS
3 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.05%) VLE
3 1 (1.05%) iPad
3 1 (1.05%) New Media
3 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 67 (70.53%) Windows 7
3 42 (44.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (44.21%) Windows XP
4 31 (32.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (30.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (13.68%) Windows Vista
7 9 (9.47%) Linux
8 2 (2.11%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.11%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (2.11%) UNIX
8 2 (2.11%) CentOS
9 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (1.05%) Android
9 1 (1.05%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (28.42%) ITIL
2 10 (10.53%) ERP
3 7 (7.37%) Service Delivery
3 7 (7.37%) Coaching
4 5 (5.26%) Mentoring
4 5 (5.26%) PRINCE2
5 4 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.16%) Information Security
6 3 (3.16%) ITIL V2
6 3 (3.16%) Time Management
7 2 (2.11%) Business Continuity
7 2 (2.11%) Network Management
7 2 (2.11%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (2.11%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (2.11%) PRINCE
7 2 (2.11%) Load Balancing
8 1 (1.05%) Resource Management
8 1 (1.05%) Fund Management
8 1 (1.05%) Project Management
8 1 (1.05%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.74%) PowerShell
2 13 (13.68%) SQL
3 2 (2.11%) Java
3 2 (2.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.05%) PHP
4 1 (1.05%) VB
4 1 (1.05%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (15.79%) MCSE
3 12 (12.63%) MCTS
4 11 (11.58%) MCP
5 8 (8.42%) CCNA
5 8 (8.42%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (6.32%) NCDA
6 6 (6.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (5.26%) Security Cleared
8 4 (4.21%) VCP4
9 3 (3.16%) CCA
10 2 (2.11%) HNC
10 2 (2.11%) HND
10 2 (2.11%) MCSA
10 2 (2.11%) MCITP
10 2 (2.11%) CCAA
11 1 (1.05%) Degree
11 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (48.42%) Active Directory
2 42 (44.21%) Hyper-V
3 19 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (15.79%) Terminal Services
5 7 (7.37%) vSphere
6 5 (5.26%) XenApp
6 5 (5.26%) XenServer
7 3 (3.16%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.05%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (16.84%) Backup Exec
2 10 (10.53%) SCCM
3 8 (8.42%) SCOM
4 3 (3.16%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (3.16%) SCOrch
5 2 (2.11%) WSUS
5 2 (2.11%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 76 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 31 (32.63%) VMware
3 25 (26.32%) Wyse
4 22 (23.16%) CheckPoint
5 17 (17.89%) Symantec
6 16 (16.84%) Cisco
7 13 (13.68%) HP
8 11 (11.58%) Citrix
9 10 (10.53%) NetApp
10 9 (9.47%) Dell
10 9 (9.47%) 3PAR
11 3 (3.16%) Fortinet
11 3 (3.16%) Draytek
11 3 (3.16%) SolarWinds
11 3 (3.16%) McAfee
11 3 (3.16%) Red Hat
12 2 (2.11%) Adobe
12 2 (2.11%) Sophos
12 2 (2.11%) AppSense
12 2 (2.11%) MobileIron
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