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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 179 185 201
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +16
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 81 74 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.21% 0.99% 0.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.08% 4.26% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 68 56 32
Average salary £24,250 £22,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.77% -35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £18,500 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £34,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- -15.38%
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
1595 1736 1752
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.79% 23.26% 25.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1292 1417 1518
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,250 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,200 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 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
Manchester +20 43 £26,000 +14.28% 10
Cheshire -1 19 £20,500 -36.92% 5
Merseyside +14 7 £22,000 -51.11% 4
Cumbria - 7 £32,500 - 1
Lancashire 0 5 £18,500 -3.89% 3
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

1 162 (100.00%) Windows
2 130 (80.25%) Windows 7
3 95 (58.64%) Active Directory
4 90 (55.56%) Microsoft
5 77 (47.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 72 (44.44%) MS Exchange
7 59 (36.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 57 (35.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 49 (30.25%) Exchange Server 2010
10 43 (26.54%) VMware
10 43 (26.54%) ITIL
10 43 (26.54%) MS Office
11 42 (25.93%) DNS
12 41 (25.31%) MS Excel
13 40 (24.69%) Windows XP
14 36 (22.22%) Cisco
14 36 (22.22%) DHCP
14 36 (22.22%) TCP/IP
15 34 (20.99%) MCSE
16 33 (20.37%) Hyper-V
17 29 (17.90%) Exchange Server 2013
18 27 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
19 26 (16.05%) Firewall
20 25 (15.43%) MCP
20 25 (15.43%) MCTS
21 24 (14.81%) Windows Vista
21 24 (14.81%) VPN
21 24 (14.81%) LAN
21 24 (14.81%) Citrix
22 23 (14.20%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 72 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 49 (30.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (17.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (9.26%) SharePoint
6 12 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (5.56%) Lync
8 6 (3.70%) IIS
9 5 (3.09%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.23%) WordPress
12 1 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 43 (26.54%) MS Office
2 41 (25.31%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.23%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.23%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.62%) Line 500
2 1 (0.62%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.62%) Agresso
2 1 (0.62%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.73%) Office 365
2 2 (1.23%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.62%) SaaS
3 1 (0.62%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 42 (25.93%) DNS
2 36 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 36 (22.22%) DHCP
3 27 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 26 (16.05%) Firewall
5 24 (14.81%) VPN
5 24 (14.81%) LAN
6 19 (11.73%) WAN
6 19 (11.73%) SAN
7 17 (10.49%) Wireless
8 15 (9.26%) VoIP
9 14 (8.64%) ADSL
10 13 (8.02%) WLAN
11 10 (6.17%) VLAN
11 10 (6.17%) NAS
12 9 (5.56%) VDSL
13 8 (4.94%) DVB
13 8 (4.94%) Internet
13 8 (4.94%) NFC
13 8 (4.94%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.20%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.62%) Subversion
1 1 (0.62%) ReSharper
1 1 (0.62%) VisualSVN
General
1 13 (8.02%) Finance
2 12 (7.41%) Legal
3 8 (4.94%) Automotive
3 8 (4.94%) Multimedia
4 5 (3.09%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.85%) Advertising
5 3 (1.85%) Law
6 2 (1.23%) Marketing
7 1 (0.62%) Publishing
7 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (25.31%) Support Engineer
2 37 (22.84%) IT Support
3 25 (15.43%) 2nd Line Support
4 22 (13.58%) Analyst
5 19 (11.73%) 1st Line Support
5 19 (11.73%) Administrator
6 18 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
7 17 (10.49%) Support Analyst
8 16 (9.88%) Systems Administrator
9 14 (8.64%) Desktop Support
9 14 (8.64%) Help Desk Support
10 13 (8.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 12 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (6.79%) Technical Support
13 10 (6.17%) Support Specialist
13 10 (6.17%) Windows Administrator
13 10 (6.17%) Windows Systems Administrator
14 9 (5.56%) 1st Line Support Engineer
14 9 (5.56%) IT Manager
15 8 (4.94%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.94%) Flash
1 8 (4.94%) J2ME
1 8 (4.94%) SVG
1 8 (4.94%) OpenGL
1 8 (4.94%) Middleware
1 8 (4.94%) UIQ
1 8 (4.94%) Series 60
1 8 (4.94%) BREW
1 8 (4.94%) Qt
1 8 (4.94%) OpenAL
1 8 (4.94%) OpenCL
2 3 (1.85%) HTML
2 3 (1.85%) CSS
3 1 (0.62%) Web Services
3 1 (0.62%) XML
3 1 (0.62%) COM
3 1 (0.62%) HTML5
3 1 (0.62%) CSS3
3 1 (0.62%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.79%) iPhone
3 9 (5.56%) Device Driver
4 8 (4.94%) MPEG
5 5 (3.09%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.47%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.85%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.85%) Statistics
7 3 (1.85%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.85%) FlexPod
8 2 (1.23%) iPad
8 2 (1.23%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.23%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.23%) Derivative
9 1 (0.62%) Handset
9 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.62%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 162 (100.00%) Windows
2 130 (80.25%) Windows 7
3 77 (47.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 57 (35.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (24.69%) Windows XP
6 24 (14.81%) Windows Vista
7 22 (13.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (10.49%) Android
9 12 (7.41%) Linux
10 10 (6.17%) Windows Mobile
11 8 (4.94%) Nucleus RTOS
12 6 (3.70%) Apple iOS
13 5 (3.09%) Windows Phone
13 5 (3.09%) Data ONTAP
14 4 (2.47%) Embedded Linux
15 3 (1.85%) UNIX
15 3 (1.85%) Mac OS
16 2 (1.23%) AIX
16 2 (1.23%) HPUX
16 2 (1.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (26.54%) ITIL
2 21 (12.96%) Mentoring
3 15 (9.26%) Change Management
4 8 (4.94%) Mobile Commerce
4 8 (4.94%) DRM
4 8 (4.94%) Mobile Device Management
4 8 (4.94%) Speech Recognition
4 8 (4.94%) Software Engineering
5 7 (4.32%) ITIL V2
5 7 (4.32%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (4.32%) PRINCE2
5 7 (4.32%) ERP
5 7 (4.32%) Service Management
6 6 (3.70%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.09%) Server Monitoring
7 5 (3.09%) Coaching
8 4 (2.47%) Data Management
8 4 (2.47%) Patch Management
9 3 (1.85%) CRM
9 3 (1.85%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.11%) SQL
2 11 (6.79%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.94%) C
3 8 (4.94%) C++
3 8 (4.94%) Java
4 2 (1.23%) Perl
4 2 (1.23%) PHP
4 2 (1.23%) sed
4 2 (1.23%) Python
4 2 (1.23%) AWK
5 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.62%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.62%) C#
Qualifications
1 59 (36.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (20.99%) MCSE
3 25 (15.43%) MCP
3 25 (15.43%) MCTS
4 21 (12.96%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (12.35%) MCSA
5 20 (12.35%) MCITP
6 18 (11.11%) CCNA
7 17 (10.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (5.56%) Security Cleared
9 8 (4.94%) NCDA
9 8 (4.94%) JNCIA
10 7 (4.32%) SC Cleared
11 5 (3.09%) Network+ Certification
11 5 (3.09%) A+ Certification
12 4 (2.47%) Degree
13 3 (1.85%) CCA
13 3 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (1.23%) CCNP
14 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.35%) SLA
System Software
1 95 (58.64%) Active Directory
2 33 (20.37%) Hyper-V
3 15 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (8.64%) vSphere
5 7 (4.32%) Terminal Services
6 4 (2.47%) XenApp
7 3 (1.85%) XenServer
8 2 (1.23%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.23%) Firmware
9 1 (0.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 14 (8.64%) SCCM
2 7 (4.32%) SCOM
3 5 (3.09%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (3.09%) SCOrch
4 3 (1.85%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.23%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 90 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 43 (26.54%) VMware
3 36 (22.22%) Cisco
4 24 (14.81%) Citrix
5 19 (11.73%) HP
6 11 (6.79%) Dell
6 11 (6.79%) NetApp
7 8 (4.94%) Juniper
7 8 (4.94%) IBM
7 8 (4.94%) Symbian
8 6 (3.70%) Avaya
8 6 (3.70%) AppSense
9 5 (3.09%) McAfee
9 5 (3.09%) Apple
9 5 (3.09%) Oracle
10 4 (2.47%) Sophos
10 4 (2.47%) Symantec
11 3 (1.85%) SonicWALL
11 3 (1.85%) Sage
12 2 (1.23%) Red Hat
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