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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 167 165 194
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +29
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 70 94 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.24% 1.33% 0.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.94% 5.11% 3.19%
Number of salaries quoted 57 87 49
Average salary £25,000 £31,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.63% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £28,750
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%
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
1418 1839 1662
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.03% 26.02% 25.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1157 1612 1436
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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 +1 42 £38,500 +10.00% 2
Cheshire +15 15 £22,500 -10.00% 5
Merseyside -5 9 £17,500 -22.22% 2
Lancashire +17 4 £21,706 -5.62% 2
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 135 (100.00%) Windows
2 114 (84.44%) Active Directory
3 104 (77.04%) Windows 7
4 100 (74.07%) Microsoft
5 73 (54.07%) Windows Server
6 71 (52.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 64 (47.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 53 (39.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 51 (37.78%) ITIL
10 49 (36.30%) MS Exchange
11 44 (32.59%) MS Excel
12 39 (28.89%) MS Office
12 39 (28.89%) SQL Server
12 39 (28.89%) VMware
12 39 (28.89%) Exchange Server 2010
13 36 (26.67%) Firewall
14 35 (25.93%) Windows XP
15 32 (23.70%) MCP
15 32 (23.70%) TCP/IP
15 32 (23.70%) Citrix
16 30 (22.22%) WAN
17 29 (21.48%) VPN
18 28 (20.74%) Office 365
19 26 (19.26%) Cisco
19 26 (19.26%) SQL
20 25 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
21 24 (17.78%) LAN
22 23 (17.04%) Finance
22 23 (17.04%) Exchange Server 2007
23 22 (16.30%) Exchange Server 2013

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 49 (36.30%) MS Exchange
2 39 (28.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (17.04%) Exchange Server 2007
4 22 (16.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (7.41%) SharePoint
6 9 (6.67%) IIS
7 8 (5.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (5.93%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (2.96%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (2.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 44 (32.59%) MS Excel
2 39 (28.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Line 500
1 2 (1.48%) MFGPRO
1 2 (1.48%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 28 (20.74%) Office 365
2 16 (11.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (9.63%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.22%) SaaS
5 1 (0.74%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 36 (26.67%) Firewall
2 32 (23.70%) TCP/IP
3 30 (22.22%) WAN
4 29 (21.48%) VPN
5 24 (17.78%) LAN
6 14 (10.37%) Internet
6 14 (10.37%) VLAN
7 13 (9.63%) Remote Desktop
8 11 (8.15%) DNS
9 10 (7.41%) SAN
10 9 (6.67%) Broadband
11 8 (5.93%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (5.93%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (5.93%) DHCP
12 7 (5.19%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (4.44%) Skype
14 4 (2.96%) VoIP
15 2 (1.48%) MPLS
15 2 (1.48%) Telnet
15 2 (1.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (28.89%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (8.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.74%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.48%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.74%) Selenium
General
1 23 (17.04%) Finance
2 7 (5.19%) Banking
3 2 (1.48%) Advertising
3 2 (1.48%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.74%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (37.78%) Analyst
2 26 (19.26%) Service Analyst
3 25 (18.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 21 (15.56%) Service Desk Analyst
4 21 (15.56%) Support Engineer
5 17 (12.59%) IT Analyst
5 17 (12.59%) IT Support
6 15 (11.11%) Support Analyst
7 14 (10.37%) Active Directory Analyst
8 12 (8.89%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (8.15%) Desktop Support
9 11 (8.15%) Help Desk Analyst
10 10 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (7.41%) IT Engineer
10 10 (7.41%) Technical Support
11 9 (6.67%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
11 9 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 9 (6.67%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
11 9 (6.67%) Service Desk Support
11 9 (6.67%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.96%) XML
2 2 (1.48%) .NET
3 1 (0.74%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.74%) LINQ
3 1 (0.74%) REST
3 1 (0.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.33%) Blackberry
2 16 (11.85%) Data Centre
2 16 (11.85%) iPad
2 16 (11.85%) iPhone
3 14 (10.37%) Fat Client
3 14 (10.37%) Thin Client
4 8 (5.93%) FlexPod
4 8 (5.93%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.48%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.48%) Handset
6 1 (0.74%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.74%) NHS
6 1 (0.74%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 135 (100.00%) Windows
2 104 (77.04%) Windows 7
3 73 (54.07%) Windows Server
4 71 (52.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (39.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (25.93%) Windows XP
7 25 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (12.59%) Windows 10
9 9 (6.67%) Windows Vista
10 8 (5.93%) Data ONTAP
11 5 (3.70%) Mac OS X
12 3 (2.22%) Android
12 3 (2.22%) Mac OS
12 3 (2.22%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (1.48%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.48%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.74%) Linux
14 1 (0.74%) Unix
14 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (37.78%) ITIL
2 9 (6.67%) PRINCE2
2 9 (6.67%) Service Delivery
2 9 (6.67%) Service Management
3 8 (5.93%) Coaching
3 8 (5.93%) ITIL V2
3 8 (5.93%) Mentoring
4 7 (5.19%) Incident Management
4 7 (5.19%) ITIL V3
4 7 (5.19%) Wealth Management
5 6 (4.44%) Change Management
6 5 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (2.96%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (2.96%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (2.22%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (2.22%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (2.22%) Software Engineering
9 2 (1.48%) Database Security
9 2 (1.48%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.26%) SQL
2 4 (2.96%) C#
3 3 (2.22%) C++
3 3 (2.22%) Java
4 2 (1.48%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.48%) VB
5 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 64 (47.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (23.70%) MCP
3 21 (15.56%) CCNA
3 21 (15.56%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (14.81%) MCTS
5 13 (9.63%) CCNP
5 13 (9.63%) MCSE
6 12 (8.89%) Degree
7 11 (8.15%) MCDST
8 10 (7.41%) Citrix Certification
9 9 (6.67%) MCITP
10 8 (5.93%) NCDA
10 8 (5.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (2.22%) CCAA
11 3 (2.22%) SC Cleared
11 3 (2.22%) Security Cleared
12 2 (1.48%) HND
12 2 (1.48%) MCDBA
12 2 (1.48%) MCSA
13 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.15%) SLA
System Software
1 114 (84.44%) Active Directory
2 18 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 13 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (8.15%) Terminal Services
5 8 (5.93%) vSphere
6 3 (2.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (14.07%) SCCM
2 14 (10.37%) SCOM
3 9 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (5.93%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (5.93%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.48%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 100 (74.07%) Microsoft
2 39 (28.89%) VMware
3 32 (23.70%) Citrix
4 26 (19.26%) Cisco
5 17 (12.59%) Intel Security
6 16 (11.85%) Apple
6 16 (11.85%) Symantec
7 13 (9.63%) Juniper
8 12 (8.89%) NetApp
9 10 (7.41%) Sophos
10 9 (6.67%) Remedy
11 7 (5.19%) Dell
12 4 (2.96%) Oracle
13 3 (2.22%) AppSense
13 3 (2.22%) Avaya
13 3 (2.22%) HP
13 3 (2.22%) Mitel
14 2 (1.48%) LANDesk
14 2 (1.48%) NETGEAR
14 2 (1.48%) QAD
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