The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 69 63 74
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 7 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.01% 0.53% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.24% 2.65% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 1
Average salary £26,000 £40,000 £18,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% +122.22%
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £30,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -14.28%
Windows 8
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the North East region.

Operating Systems Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
165 113 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 23.81% 19.93% 24.92%
Number of salaries quoted 136 98 136
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £24,500 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Windows 8
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Windows 8 Salary Trend in the North East

Windows 8
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the North East region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Tyne and Wear -12 6 £26,500 -33.75%
Durham - 1 £22,500 - 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Windows XP
2 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
5 7 (58.33%) Firewall
5 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (58.33%) MS Exchange
6 6 (50.00%) VMware
6 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
7 5 (41.67%) Windows Vista
7 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
8 4 (33.33%) DNS
8 4 (33.33%) LAN
8 4 (33.33%) WAN
8 4 (33.33%) DHCP
9 3 (25.00%) vSphere
9 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (25.00%) HP
9 3 (25.00%) Cisco
10 2 (16.67%) MCP
10 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (16.67%) SLA
10 2 (16.67%) Office 365

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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 7 (58.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (8.33%) Lync
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) DNS
2 4 (33.33%) LAN
2 4 (33.33%) WAN
2 4 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (8.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Field Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) IT Support
3 3 (25.00%) Senior IT Support
3 3 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Support Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) PC Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Support Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) NHS
1 1 (8.33%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Windows XP
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (8.33%) CRM
1 1 (8.33%) Migration
1 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) MCP
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) MCITP
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (16.67%) WatchGuard
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) Apple