The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 193 195 251
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +56
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 62 44 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.84% 0.64% 0.041%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.69% 2.52% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 46 31 3
Average salary £24,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.42% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £21,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,082 £52,500 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £32,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -1.51%
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 West region.

Operating Systems Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1680 1745 1855
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.86% 25.43% 25.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1368 1513 1577
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £22,348 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Windows 8
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Windows 8 Salary Trend in the North West

Windows 8
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the North West region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Windows 8 Salary Histogram in the North West

Windows 8
Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 16 September 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
(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
Manchester -18 27 £24,000 -31.42% 5
Cheshire -5 19 £33,250 -2.20% 2
Merseyside +12 7 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Lancashire +6 7 £18,500 - 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 125 (100.00%) Windows
2 74 (59.20%) Windows 7
3 70 (56.00%) Microsoft
4 58 (46.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 55 (44.00%) Active Directory
6 50 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 48 (38.40%) VMware
8 41 (32.80%) Windows XP
9 39 (31.20%) MS Excel
10 37 (29.60%) MS Exchange
10 37 (29.60%) ITIL
10 37 (29.60%) VMware Infrastructure
11 34 (27.20%) SQL Server
12 33 (26.40%) Windows Server 2003
13 32 (25.60%) MS Office
14 31 (24.80%) TCP/IP
15 27 (21.60%) Hyper-V
15 27 (21.60%) Exchange Server 2010
16 26 (20.80%) DNS
16 26 (20.80%) Cisco
17 25 (20.00%) LAN
17 25 (20.00%) WAN
18 23 (18.40%) SAN
19 22 (17.60%) Microsoft Certification
20 21 (16.80%) SQL
20 21 (16.80%) Firewall
21 20 (16.00%) Citrix
22 18 (14.40%) SQL Server 2008
23 16 (12.80%) HP
23 16 (12.80%) Apple

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 37 (29.60%) MS Exchange
2 27 (21.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (10.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (10.40%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (8.00%) IIS
6 6 (4.80%) SharePoint
7 5 (4.00%) Apache
8 3 (2.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.80%) Site Server
9 1 (0.80%) CMS
Applications
1 39 (31.20%) MS Excel
2 32 (25.60%) MS Office
3 1 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.80%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.80%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (24.80%) TCP/IP
2 26 (20.80%) DNS
3 25 (20.00%) LAN
3 25 (20.00%) WAN
4 23 (18.40%) SAN
5 21 (16.80%) Firewall
6 15 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
6 15 (12.00%) DHCP
7 14 (11.20%) VPN
8 8 (6.40%) VoIP
9 7 (5.60%) VLAN
9 7 (5.60%) Internet
10 6 (4.80%) SSL
11 5 (4.00%) NAS
11 5 (4.00%) LDAP
11 5 (4.00%) Intranet
12 4 (3.20%) Ethernet
12 4 (3.20%) iSCSI
13 3 (2.40%) NetScaler
13 3 (2.40%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (27.20%) SQL Server
2 18 (14.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (9.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.00%) Sybase ASA
4 5 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.00%) MySQL
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (0.80%) Axure RP
General
1 14 (11.20%) Finance
2 5 (4.00%) Marketing
2 5 (4.00%) Multimedia
2 5 (4.00%) Back Office
3 4 (3.20%) Retail
4 3 (2.40%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.40%) Legal
5 2 (1.60%) Law
5 2 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (16.80%) Support Engineer
2 20 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (10.40%) IT Support
4 12 (9.60%) Analyst
5 9 (7.20%) Team Leader
5 9 (7.20%) Consultant
6 8 (6.40%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (6.40%) Help Desk Team Lead
7 7 (5.60%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (5.60%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (4.80%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.80%) Support Consultant
8 6 (4.80%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) ICT Technician
9 5 (4.00%) Senior Technician
9 5 (4.00%) Administrator
9 5 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.20%) Customer Engineer
10 4 (3.20%) Support Analyst
10 4 (3.20%) Desktop Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.20%) .NET
2 8 (6.40%) HTML
3 3 (2.40%) jQuery
3 3 (2.40%) HTML5
3 3 (2.40%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.80%) Mobile App
2 5 (4.00%) VLE
2 5 (4.00%) iPhone
2 5 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.20%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.40%) EPoS
5 2 (1.60%) CCTV
5 2 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.80%) Statistics
6 1 (0.80%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.80%) iSeries
6 1 (0.80%) User Experience
6 1 (0.80%) NHS
6 1 (0.80%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.80%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 125 (100.00%) Windows
2 74 (59.20%) Windows 7
3 58 (46.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (32.80%) Windows XP
6 33 (26.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (12.00%) Apple iOS
8 12 (9.60%) Android
9 9 (7.20%) Windows Vista
10 6 (4.80%) Linux
11 5 (4.00%) Mac OS X
11 5 (4.00%) UNIX
12 3 (2.40%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.60%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (29.60%) ITIL
2 9 (7.20%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (6.40%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (5.60%) E-Commerce
5 6 (4.80%) PRINCE
5 6 (4.80%) Security Management
5 6 (4.80%) PRINCE2
5 6 (4.80%) Web Development
6 5 (4.00%) Software Deployment
6 5 (4.00%) Time Management
6 5 (4.00%) Service Delivery
6 5 (4.00%) Migration
7 4 (3.20%) Software Licensing
8 3 (2.40%) User Stories
8 3 (2.40%) Information Security
8 3 (2.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (2.40%) Information Security Management
9 2 (1.60%) Data Security
9 2 (1.60%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (1.60%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.80%) SQL
2 10 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (6.40%) VB
4 5 (4.00%) PHP
5 3 (2.40%) VB6
5 3 (2.40%) C#
5 3 (2.40%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.40%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.60%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (17.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.20%) Degree
2 9 (7.20%) MCTS
2 9 (7.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 9 (7.20%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (7.20%) CCNA
3 8 (6.40%) MCSE
4 6 (4.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (4.80%) NCDA
5 4 (3.20%) MCP
6 3 (2.40%) ISEB
6 3 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.60%) MCITP
8 1 (0.80%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.20%) SLA
2 3 (2.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.80%) BS7799
System Software
1 55 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 37 (29.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (21.60%) Hyper-V
4 14 (11.20%) vSphere
5 9 (7.20%) XenApp
5 9 (7.20%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.40%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.60%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.80%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 6 (4.80%) SCCM
2 3 (2.40%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.60%) WSUS
4 1 (0.80%) DameWare
Vendors
1 70 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 48 (38.40%) VMware
3 26 (20.80%) Cisco
4 20 (16.00%) Citrix
5 16 (12.80%) HP
5 16 (12.80%) Apple
6 10 (8.00%) NetApp
6 10 (8.00%) Oracle
7 6 (4.80%) Dell
8 5 (4.00%) Juniper
8 5 (4.00%) EMC
8 5 (4.00%) Sybase
9 3 (2.40%) AppSense
9 3 (2.40%) WatchGuard
9 3 (2.40%) ProCurve
10 2 (1.60%) Avaya
11 1 (0.80%) SonicWALL
11 1 (0.80%) Draytek
11 1 (0.80%) Veeam
11 1 (0.80%) IBM
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