The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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 Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 154 181 -
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 34 12 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.84% 0.29% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.40% 1.09% -
Number of salaries quoted 32 12 0
Average salary £23,000 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-54.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £32,500 -
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -
Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1000 1103 972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 24.73% 26.87% 25.95%
Number of salaries quoted 821 969 874
Average salary £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Windows 8
North West

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Wigan - 4 £20,500 -
Stockport - 2 - -
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 60 (100.00%) Windows
2 48 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 46 (76.67%) Active Directory
4 43 (71.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 43 (71.67%) SQL Server
4 43 (71.67%) Windows 7
5 42 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (66.67%) Windows XP
7 38 (63.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 37 (61.67%) VMware
9 36 (60.00%) vSphere
10 35 (58.33%) NetApp
11 34 (56.67%) MS Exchange
11 34 (56.67%) SQL Server 2008
12 33 (55.00%) Exchange Server 2010
13 32 (53.33%) SQL
13 32 (53.33%) Microsoft Certification
14 30 (50.00%) ITIL
14 30 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
15 29 (48.33%) MS Excel
16 27 (45.00%) LAN
16 27 (45.00%) WAN
16 27 (45.00%) MCTS
17 26 (43.33%) Firewall
17 26 (43.33%) Cisco
18 24 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
19 23 (38.33%) Cisco Nexus
20 22 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
20 22 (36.67%) CCNA
21 21 (35.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 34 (56.67%) MS Exchange
2 33 (55.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (33.33%) IIS
4 12 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (18.33%) SharePoint
6 10 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (5.00%) Lync
8 3 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 29 (48.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (13.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Office 365
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (45.00%) LAN
1 27 (45.00%) WAN
2 26 (43.33%) Firewall
3 24 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
4 23 (38.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (21.67%) TCP/IP
6 12 (20.00%) SAN
7 4 (6.67%) DNS
7 4 (6.67%) DHCP
8 2 (3.33%) VPN
8 2 (3.33%) SMTP
8 2 (3.33%) SSL
8 2 (3.33%) MPLS
8 2 (3.33%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.67%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.67%) Network Security
9 1 (1.67%) VoIP
9 1 (1.67%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (71.67%) SQL Server
2 34 (56.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 5 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (8.33%) Sybase ASA
4 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 9 (15.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (23.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 10 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (13.33%) Consultant
3 8 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Server Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Server Support Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Server Support
4 7 (11.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) IT Support
4 7 (11.67%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 7 (11.67%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Support Consultant
7 4 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Junior
8 3 (5.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) .NET
2 3 (5.00%) CSS
2 3 (5.00%) Middleware
2 3 (5.00%) jQuery
2 3 (5.00%) HTML5
2 3 (5.00%) HTML
3 2 (3.33%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.67%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) Clustering
1 3 (5.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.33%) Statistics
2 2 (3.33%) iPhone
2 2 (3.33%) iPad
3 1 (1.67%) SecurID
3 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 60 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (71.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 43 (71.67%) Windows 7
3 42 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (66.67%) Windows XP
5 38 (63.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (13.33%) UNIX
7 7 (11.67%) Windows Vista
8 4 (6.67%) Android
9 3 (5.00%) AIX
9 3 (5.00%) HPUX
9 3 (5.00%) Solaris
9 3 (5.00%) Linux
10 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
10 2 (3.33%) Windows Phone
11 1 (1.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (50.00%) ITIL
2 10 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 7 (11.67%) Project Management
3 7 (11.67%) Web Development
4 6 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.00%) Data Management
7 2 (3.33%) ERP
7 2 (3.33%) Integration Testing
7 2 (3.33%) Load Balancing
8 1 (1.67%) Resource Management
8 1 (1.67%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (1.67%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (1.67%) OOD
8 1 (1.67%) PRINCE
8 1 (1.67%) OO
8 1 (1.67%) Software Engineering
8 1 (1.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 32 (53.33%) SQL
2 4 (6.67%) C#
3 3 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.33%) PHP
4 2 (3.33%) Java
4 2 (3.33%) Ruby
4 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (53.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (45.00%) MCTS
3 22 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (36.67%) CCNA
4 21 (35.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 21 (35.00%) NCDA
5 4 (6.67%) MCITP
6 3 (5.00%) MCP
6 3 (5.00%) MCSE
7 2 (3.33%) Degree
7 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.67%) CCAA
8 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 1 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 46 (76.67%) Active Directory
2 36 (60.00%) vSphere
3 17 (28.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (28.33%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.67%) Terminal Services
5 3 (5.00%) Xen
6 2 (3.33%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (35.00%) SCOM
2 20 (33.33%) SCCM
3 6 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.67%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (1.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 37 (61.67%) VMware
3 35 (58.33%) NetApp
4 26 (43.33%) Cisco
5 7 (11.67%) McAfee
6 5 (8.33%) Oracle
6 5 (8.33%) Sybase
7 4 (6.67%) HP
7 4 (6.67%) Citrix
8 3 (5.00%) EMC
8 3 (5.00%) WatchGuard
9 1 (1.67%) MobileIron
9 1 (1.67%) AppSense
9 1 (1.67%) SAP
9 1 (1.67%) JD Edwards
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