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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 171 210 218
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +8
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 72 32 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.06% 0.49% 0.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.30% 1.96% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 70 29 31
Average salary £28,000 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £46,900
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
- -12.69%
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
1676 1634 1854
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.79% 24.83% 26.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1439 1388 1576
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% -4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £55,000 £47,500
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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +22 51 £34,000 +13.33% 8
Cheshire -5 18 £27,500 -8.33% 6
Merseyside +14 2 £19,000 +11.76% 2
Lancashire -2 1 £35,000 +27.27%
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 142 (100.00%) Windows
2 103 (72.54%) Microsoft
3 96 (67.61%) Windows 7
4 74 (52.11%) MS Exchange
5 72 (50.70%) Active Directory
6 68 (47.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 60 (42.25%) Windows XP
8 55 (38.73%) MS Excel
9 53 (37.32%) LAN
10 51 (35.92%) WAN
11 49 (34.51%) Hyper-V
12 47 (33.10%) VMware
13 46 (32.39%) Firewall
14 44 (30.99%) Windows Server 2012
15 42 (29.58%) SAN
16 40 (28.17%) ITIL
16 40 (28.17%) Exchange Server 2010
17 37 (26.06%) Microsoft Certification
18 36 (25.35%) DNS
19 35 (24.65%) TCP/IP
20 32 (22.54%) Windows Server 2003
20 32 (22.54%) VPN
21 30 (21.13%) DHCP
22 29 (20.42%) SharePoint
22 29 (20.42%) Finance
23 26 (18.31%) Wyse
23 26 (18.31%) VMware Infrastructure
24 25 (17.61%) Cisco
25 24 (16.90%) Symantec
25 24 (16.90%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 74 (52.11%) MS Exchange
2 40 (28.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (20.42%) SharePoint
4 22 (15.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 21 (14.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (12.68%) IIS
7 15 (10.56%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (3.52%) IBM Notes
9 4 (2.82%) Lync
10 2 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.41%) CMS
11 1 (0.70%) Apache
11 1 (0.70%) Documentum
11 1 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.70%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.70%) WordPress
11 1 (0.70%) Moodle
Applications
1 55 (38.73%) MS Excel
2 23 (16.20%) MS Office
3 3 (2.11%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.70%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.70%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.70%) Revit
4 1 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (4.93%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.34%) Office 365
2 1 (0.70%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 53 (37.32%) LAN
2 51 (35.92%) WAN
3 46 (32.39%) Firewall
4 42 (29.58%) SAN
5 36 (25.35%) DNS
6 35 (24.65%) TCP/IP
7 32 (22.54%) VPN
8 30 (21.13%) DHCP
9 12 (8.45%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (6.34%) VLAN
11 5 (3.52%) ADSL
11 5 (3.52%) WLAN
12 4 (2.82%) NAS
12 4 (2.82%) Wireless
12 4 (2.82%) iSCSI
13 3 (2.11%) VDSL
14 2 (1.41%) NetScaler
14 2 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
14 2 (1.41%) WEP
14 2 (1.41%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.90%) SQL Server
2 19 (13.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (8.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (5.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (4.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (4.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (4.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.41%) MySQL
7 1 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.70%) MS Access
7 1 (0.70%) DataEase
Development Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.41%) Subversion
3 1 (0.70%) Ant
3 1 (0.70%) JIRA
3 1 (0.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.70%) Axure RP
General
1 29 (20.42%) Finance
2 7 (4.93%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.23%) Legal
4 5 (3.52%) Law
5 4 (2.82%) Advertising
6 3 (2.11%) Banking
6 3 (2.11%) Retail
7 2 (1.41%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.41%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.41%) Marketing
8 1 (0.70%) German Language
8 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (23.94%) Support Engineer
2 26 (18.31%) IT Support
3 25 (17.61%) Analyst
4 22 (15.49%) 3rd Line Support
5 19 (13.38%) Support Analyst
5 19 (13.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (11.27%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (8.45%) IT Support Engineer
8 9 (6.34%) Infrastructure Technician
9 8 (5.63%) Desktop Support
10 7 (4.93%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (4.93%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 7 (4.93%) Technical Support
11 6 (4.23%) Support Technician
12 5 (3.52%) Service Analyst
12 5 (3.52%) IT Support Technician
12 5 (3.52%) Technical Analyst
12 5 (3.52%) Service Desk Analyst
12 5 (3.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (3.52%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.45%) Web Services
2 6 (4.23%) HTML
3 4 (2.82%) X-Windows
3 4 (2.82%) .NET
3 4 (2.82%) CSS
4 3 (2.11%) XML
4 3 (2.11%) JSON
5 2 (1.41%) HTML5
5 2 (1.41%) Cocoa
5 2 (1.41%) jQuery
5 2 (1.41%) WSDL
5 2 (1.41%) COM
6 1 (0.70%) EDI
6 1 (0.70%) Ajax
6 1 (0.70%) PhoneGap
6 1 (0.70%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.52%) iPhone
3 4 (2.82%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.11%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.11%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.11%) iPad
4 3 (2.11%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.11%) EqualLogic
5 2 (1.41%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.41%) User Experience
5 2 (1.41%) SecurID
5 2 (1.41%) Statistics
6 1 (0.70%) PDA
6 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.70%) Blog
6 1 (0.70%) LLPG
6 1 (0.70%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.70%) VLE
6 1 (0.70%) GIS
6 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 142 (100.00%) Windows
2 96 (67.61%) Windows 7
3 68 (47.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 60 (42.25%) Windows XP
5 44 (30.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (22.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (13.38%) Windows Vista
8 14 (9.86%) Linux
9 8 (5.63%) Apple iOS
10 6 (4.23%) Android
11 4 (2.82%) UNIX
12 2 (1.41%) CentOS
12 2 (1.41%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.41%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (1.41%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.70%) NetWare
13 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.70%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (28.17%) ITIL
2 13 (9.15%) Service Delivery
3 11 (7.75%) Mentoring
3 11 (7.75%) Coaching
3 11 (7.75%) ERP
4 9 (6.34%) PRINCE2
5 7 (4.93%) Project Management
6 6 (4.23%) Service Management
6 6 (4.23%) CRM
7 5 (3.52%) Asset Management
7 5 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (3.52%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (2.82%) ITSM
8 4 (2.82%) Security Management
8 4 (2.82%) Migration
8 4 (2.82%) Time Management
9 3 (2.11%) OOP
9 3 (2.11%) Information Security
9 3 (2.11%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (2.11%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.38%) PowerShell
2 17 (11.97%) SQL
3 4 (2.82%) Java
3 4 (2.82%) VB
4 3 (2.11%) VB.NET
4 3 (2.11%) C
4 3 (2.11%) VB6
5 2 (1.41%) Objective-C
5 2 (1.41%) C++
5 2 (1.41%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 37 (26.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (14.08%) MCSE
3 15 (10.56%) MCP
4 13 (9.15%) MCTS
5 11 (7.75%) CCNA
5 11 (7.75%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (5.63%) VCP4
7 6 (4.23%) MCITP
8 5 (3.52%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (3.52%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (3.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (3.52%) Security Cleared
8 5 (3.52%) NCDA
9 3 (2.11%) CCA
9 3 (2.11%) JNCIA
9 3 (2.11%) Degree
10 2 (1.41%) CCAA
10 2 (1.41%) MCSA
10 2 (1.41%) HNC
10 2 (1.41%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.23%) SLA
System Software
1 72 (50.70%) Active Directory
2 49 (34.51%) Hyper-V
3 26 (18.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (11.97%) Terminal Services
5 12 (8.45%) XenApp
6 9 (6.34%) vSphere
7 5 (3.52%) XenServer
7 5 (3.52%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (11.97%) Backup Exec
2 14 (9.86%) SCCM
3 7 (4.93%) SCOM
4 4 (2.82%) WSUS
5 2 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.41%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.41%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 103 (72.54%) Microsoft
2 47 (33.10%) VMware
3 26 (18.31%) Wyse
4 25 (17.61%) Cisco
5 24 (16.90%) Symantec
5 24 (16.90%) Citrix
6 23 (16.20%) CheckPoint
7 19 (13.38%) HP
8 18 (12.68%) Dell
9 16 (11.27%) NetApp
10 10 (7.04%) 3PAR
11 5 (3.52%) Lotus
11 5 (3.52%) McAfee
12 4 (2.82%) Draytek
12 4 (2.82%) Sophos
12 4 (2.82%) Apple
12 4 (2.82%) Oracle
13 3 (2.11%) IBM
13 3 (2.11%) Avaya
13 3 (2.11%) Juniper
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