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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 207 161 193
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +32
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 27 89 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.48% 1.41% 0.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.16% 6.18% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 18 77 53
Median salary £25,091 £22,500 £23,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.51% -2.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,550 £17,886 £18,100
10% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £34,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £26,500 £27,500 £28,000
% change year-on-year
-3.63% -1.78%
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
1249 1441 1790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.24% 22.84% 25.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1033 1182 1499
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 June 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -21 17 £25,182 -3.14% 2
Cheshire +25 4 £25,000 +4.16% 2
Cumbria +7 4 - -
Lancashire -1 2 £32,500 +75.67%
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, IT jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (74.24%) Active Directory
3 43 (65.15%) Windows 7
4 41 (62.12%) Microsoft
5 40 (60.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (51.52%) Windows Server
7 30 (45.45%) Windows XP
8 29 (43.94%) MS Excel
9 28 (42.42%) MS Exchange
10 25 (37.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (33.33%) MS Office
12 20 (30.30%) Windows 10
13 18 (27.27%) ITIL
13 18 (27.27%) SQL Server
14 17 (25.76%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
16 15 (22.73%) VMware
17 14 (21.21%) Firewall
17 14 (21.21%) TCP/IP
17 14 (21.21%) VPN
18 13 (19.70%) MCP
18 13 (19.70%) Office 365
18 13 (19.70%) Exchange Server 2010
19 12 (18.18%) Hyper-V
20 11 (16.67%) DNS
20 11 (16.67%) LAN
20 11 (16.67%) WAN
20 11 (16.67%) DHCP
20 11 (16.67%) CCNA
20 11 (16.67%) Cisco Certification

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (42.42%) MS Exchange
2 13 (19.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 29 (43.94%) MS Excel
2 22 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (19.70%) Office 365
2 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (21.21%) Firewall
1 14 (21.21%) TCP/IP
1 14 (21.21%) VPN
2 11 (16.67%) DHCP
2 11 (16.67%) DNS
2 11 (16.67%) LAN
2 11 (16.67%) WAN
3 10 (15.15%) VLAN
4 5 (7.58%) Internet
5 4 (6.06%) SAN
6 3 (4.55%) Broadband
6 3 (4.55%) VoIP
7 1 (1.52%) HTTP
7 1 (1.52%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.52%) Skype
7 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.52%) Wireless
7 1 (1.52%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.52%) LINQPad
2 1 (1.52%) ReSharper
General
1 8 (12.12%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.52%) German Language
3 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (36.36%) IT Support
2 19 (28.79%) Support Engineer
3 15 (22.73%) IT Engineer
4 14 (21.21%) 2nd Line Support
4 14 (21.21%) IT Support Engineer
5 10 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (13.64%) Analyst
7 8 (12.12%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 7 (10.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (10.61%) Desktop Support
9 6 (9.09%) Support Analyst
10 5 (7.58%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 5 (7.58%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 5 (7.58%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (6.06%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (6.06%) Technical Support
11 4 (6.06%) Windows Engineer
12 3 (4.55%) Developer
12 3 (4.55%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) Web Services
2 2 (3.03%) .NET
2 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.52%) CSS
3 1 (1.52%) jQuery
3 1 (1.52%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (1.52%) REST
3 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Data Centre
1 4 (6.06%) Driving Licence
2 3 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.55%) EPoS
3 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.03%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.03%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.03%) User Experience
4 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.52%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.52%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.52%) iPad
4 1 (1.52%) iPhone
4 1 (1.52%) NHS
4 1 (1.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (65.15%) Windows 7
3 40 (60.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (51.52%) Windows Server
5 30 (45.45%) Windows XP
6 25 (37.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (30.30%) Windows 10
8 17 (25.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (7.58%) Mac OS X
10 4 (6.06%) Windows Vista
11 2 (3.03%) Android
11 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
11 2 (3.03%) Linux
11 2 (3.03%) VMS
12 1 (1.52%) CentOS
12 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.27%) ITIL
2 6 (9.09%) Server Virtualisation
3 5 (7.58%) Migration
4 4 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (6.06%) Incident Management
4 4 (6.06%) Line Management
4 4 (6.06%) Software Licensing
5 3 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.55%) Software Engineering
6 2 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.03%) CRM
6 2 (3.03%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 2 (3.03%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.03%) Multithreading
6 2 (3.03%) MVC
6 2 (3.03%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.52%) Database Security
7 1 (1.52%) High Availability
7 1 (1.52%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (1.52%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.09%) SQL
2 4 (6.06%) C#
2 4 (6.06%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.06%) VB
3 3 (4.55%) C++
3 3 (4.55%) Java
4 2 (3.03%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (19.70%) MCP
3 11 (16.67%) CCNA
3 11 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (13.64%) MCSE
5 8 (12.12%) MCSA
6 5 (7.58%) CCNP
6 5 (7.58%) MCITP
6 5 (7.58%) MCTS
7 3 (4.55%) Degree
8 2 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (3.03%) MCDST
9 1 (1.52%) CCA
9 1 (1.52%) CCAA
9 1 (1.52%) CCIE
9 1 (1.52%) HND
9 1 (1.52%) MCDBA
9 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (74.24%) Active Directory
2 12 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 9 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.06%) Terminal Services
4 4 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (4.55%) XenApp
6 2 (3.03%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.03%) XenServer
7 1 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (12.12%) SCCM
2 6 (9.09%) Backup Exec
3 4 (6.06%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.52%) DameWare
4 1 (1.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 41 (62.12%) Microsoft
2 15 (22.73%) VMware
3 10 (15.15%) Cisco
4 9 (13.64%) Citrix
5 4 (6.06%) Apple
5 4 (6.06%) Dell
5 4 (6.06%) HP
5 4 (6.06%) Intel Security
5 4 (6.06%) Juniper
5 4 (6.06%) NetApp
5 4 (6.06%) Nimble Storage
5 4 (6.06%) Sophos
5 4 (6.06%) Veeam
6 3 (4.55%) Samsung
7 2 (3.03%) Draytek
7 2 (3.03%) Symantec
8 1 (1.52%) Autodesk
8 1 (1.52%) RedGate
8 1 (1.52%) Sage
8 1 (1.52%) WatchGuard
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