The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 174 211 -
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 68 31 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.95% 0.43% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.91% 1.70% -
Number of salaries quoted 51 26 0
Average salary £23,500 £39,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £28,250 £35,000 £41,750
% change year-on-year
-19.28% -16.16%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1741 1827 2014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.29% 25.45% 26.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1440 1580 1724
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £23,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Windows 8
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +5 29 £23,000 -38.25% 2
Cheshire +10 18 £32,500 -35.00% 2
Merseyside +8 11 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Lancashire +6 8 £19,250 -38.88%
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 129 (100.00%) Windows
2 80 (62.02%) Windows 7
3 72 (55.81%) Microsoft
4 60 (46.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 55 (42.64%) Active Directory
6 51 (39.53%) VMware
6 51 (39.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (34.88%) Windows XP
8 39 (30.23%) MS Excel
8 39 (30.23%) SQL Server
9 38 (29.46%) ITIL
10 36 (27.91%) MS Exchange
11 35 (27.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 34 (26.36%) TCP/IP
12 34 (26.36%) VMware Infrastructure
13 32 (24.81%) Cisco
14 30 (23.26%) MS Office
15 29 (22.48%) DNS
16 27 (20.93%) LAN
16 27 (20.93%) WAN
16 27 (20.93%) SQL
16 27 (20.93%) Firewall
16 27 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2010
17 26 (20.16%) Hyper-V
17 26 (20.16%) Microsoft Certification
18 22 (17.05%) SQL Server 2008
19 21 (16.28%) SAN
20 18 (13.95%) Wi-Fi
20 18 (13.95%) Citrix
21 17 (13.18%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 36 (27.91%) MS Exchange
2 27 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (10.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (9.30%) IIS
5 7 (5.43%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.88%) Apache
7 2 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.78%) Lync
8 1 (0.78%) WordPress
8 1 (0.78%) CMS
Applications
1 39 (30.23%) MS Excel
2 30 (23.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.65%) Office 365
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 34 (26.36%) TCP/IP
2 29 (22.48%) DNS
3 27 (20.93%) LAN
3 27 (20.93%) WAN
3 27 (20.93%) Firewall
4 21 (16.28%) SAN
5 18 (13.95%) Wi-Fi
6 17 (13.18%) DHCP
7 12 (9.30%) VPN
8 7 (5.43%) SSL
8 7 (5.43%) Internet
9 6 (4.65%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (4.65%) VLAN
10 5 (3.88%) NAS
10 5 (3.88%) LDAP
10 5 (3.88%) Ethernet
10 5 (3.88%) Intranet
11 4 (3.10%) ADSL
11 4 (3.10%) NetScaler
12 3 (2.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (30.23%) SQL Server
2 22 (17.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (11.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.88%) Sybase ASA
4 5 (3.88%) MySQL
4 5 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.88%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.88%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (0.78%) Grunt
2 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (13.18%) Finance
2 5 (3.88%) Multimedia
2 5 (3.88%) Marketing
2 5 (3.88%) Back Office
3 3 (2.33%) Retail
3 3 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.55%) Legal
5 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (18.60%) Support Engineer
1 24 (18.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (12.40%) IT Support
3 11 (8.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (7.75%) Analyst
5 9 (6.98%) Team Leader
5 9 (6.98%) Consultant
6 8 (6.20%) Help Desk Team Lead
7 7 (5.43%) IT Support Engineer
7 7 (5.43%) 1st Line Support
7 7 (5.43%) Developer
8 6 (4.65%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.65%) Applications Support
8 6 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (4.65%) Applications Support Engineer
8 6 (4.65%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) IT Administrator
9 5 (3.88%) ICT Technician
9 5 (3.88%) Support Consultant
9 5 (3.88%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.63%) .NET
2 10 (7.75%) HTML
3 5 (3.88%) HTML5
3 5 (3.88%) CSS
4 4 (3.10%) jQuery
5 2 (1.55%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.78%) Sass
6 1 (0.78%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.43%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.88%) VLE
2 5 (3.88%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.10%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.33%) iPhone
4 3 (2.33%) EPoS
5 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.55%) Statistics
6 1 (0.78%) SecurID
6 1 (0.78%) iPad
6 1 (0.78%) iSeries
6 1 (0.78%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 129 (100.00%) Windows
2 80 (62.02%) Windows 7
3 60 (46.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (39.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 45 (34.88%) Windows XP
6 35 (27.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (12.40%) Apple iOS
8 13 (10.08%) Windows Vista
9 12 (9.30%) Android
10 7 (5.43%) Linux
11 5 (3.88%) UNIX
11 5 (3.88%) Mac OS X
12 3 (2.33%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (2.33%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (29.46%) ITIL
2 9 (6.98%) Web Development
2 9 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (6.20%) Migration
3 8 (6.20%) PRINCE2
4 7 (5.43%) E-Commerce
4 7 (5.43%) PRINCE
5 6 (4.65%) Service Delivery
6 5 (3.88%) Software Deployment
6 5 (3.88%) Security Management
7 4 (3.10%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (2.33%) User Stories
8 3 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (1.55%) Information Security Management
9 2 (1.55%) ERP
9 2 (1.55%) Time Management
9 2 (1.55%) Incident Management
9 2 (1.55%) Information Security
9 2 (1.55%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (0.78%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (20.93%) SQL
2 11 (8.53%) VB
3 9 (6.98%) PowerShell
4 8 (6.20%) PHP
5 6 (4.65%) C#
5 6 (4.65%) VB.NET
5 6 (4.65%) VB6
6 5 (3.88%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.55%) Java
7 2 (1.55%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (20.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (10.08%) MCTS
3 10 (7.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (6.98%) CCNA
4 9 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (5.43%) Degree
5 7 (5.43%) NCDA
5 7 (5.43%) MCSE
6 6 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (3.10%) MCP
7 4 (3.10%) MCITP
8 3 (2.33%) ISEB
8 3 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.78%) CCAA
10 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.85%) SLA
2 4 (3.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.78%) BS7799
System Software
1 55 (42.64%) Active Directory
2 34 (26.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (20.16%) Hyper-V
4 17 (13.18%) vSphere
5 9 (6.98%) XenApp
6 8 (6.20%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.10%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.78%) SpamAssassin
8 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (6.98%) SCCM
2 4 (3.10%) SCOM
3 2 (1.55%) WSUS
3 2 (1.55%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.78%) DameWare
4 1 (0.78%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 72 (55.81%) Microsoft
2 51 (39.53%) VMware
3 32 (24.81%) Cisco
4 18 (13.95%) Citrix
5 17 (13.18%) HP
5 17 (13.18%) Apple
6 13 (10.08%) NetApp
7 10 (7.75%) Oracle
8 7 (5.43%) Dell
9 6 (4.65%) Juniper
10 5 (3.88%) Sybase
10 5 (3.88%) EMC
11 4 (3.10%) ProCurve
11 4 (3.10%) WatchGuard
11 4 (3.10%) AppSense
12 1 (0.78%) Draytek
12 1 (0.78%) MobileIron
12 1 (0.78%) SAP
12 1 (0.78%) Avaya
12 1 (0.78%) IBM
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Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: 32,000 - 36,000
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Salary: £45000 per annum
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