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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
England / North West
Rank 206 154 176
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +22
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 42 75 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.71% 1.36% 1.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.19% 5.23% 4.31%
Number of salaries quoted 36 60 71
Median salary £25,750 £25,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £18,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -

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
1318 1433 1856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.23% 25.89% 27.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1089 1157 1621
Median salary £35,000 £37,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% +2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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
Cheshire +10 19 £24,500 +8.88% 3
Manchester -48 19 £28,750 -25.80% 6
Lancashire -8 2 £21,500 -6.16%
Merseyside -13 2 £26,500 +51.42% 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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.

1 104 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (83.65%) Windows 7
3 70 (67.31%) Microsoft
3 70 (67.31%) Active Directory
4 61 (58.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 59 (56.73%) Windows Server
6 52 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 50 (48.08%) Windows 10
8 40 (38.46%) Office 365
8 40 (38.46%) VMware
9 38 (36.54%) MS Exchange
10 35 (33.65%) ITIL
10 35 (33.65%) Microsoft Certification
11 32 (30.77%) DNS
12 30 (28.85%) Citrix
13 29 (27.88%) MCSE
13 29 (27.88%) Hyper-V
14 28 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2013
15 27 (25.96%) MS Office
15 27 (25.96%) DHCP
16 26 (25.00%) MCP
16 26 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
17 22 (21.15%) MCSA
17 22 (21.15%) Apple
18 21 (20.19%) VPN
18 21 (20.19%) MCITP
19 19 (18.27%) VoIP
20 18 (17.31%) SQL
20 18 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
21 17 (16.35%) MS Excel

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 38 (36.54%) MS Exchange
2 28 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 26 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (11.54%) SharePoint
5 8 (7.69%) Skype for Business
6 6 (5.77%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.96%) Zimbra
Applications
1 27 (25.96%) MS Office
2 17 (16.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.96%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 5 (4.81%) Line 50
1 5 (4.81%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 40 (38.46%) Office 365
2 6 (5.77%) Mimecast
3 5 (4.81%) OneDrive
4 4 (3.85%) G Suite
5 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (30.77%) DNS
2 27 (25.96%) DHCP
3 21 (20.19%) VPN
4 19 (18.27%) VoIP
5 16 (15.38%) Firewall
6 13 (12.50%) Skype
7 10 (9.62%) TCP/IP
8 7 (6.73%) Wireless
9 6 (5.77%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (4.81%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (4.81%) SAN
10 5 (4.81%) VLAN
11 4 (3.85%) 802.11
11 4 (3.85%) BIG-IP
11 4 (3.85%) MPLS
12 3 (2.88%) LAN
13 2 (1.92%) NetScaler
13 2 (1.92%) SSL
13 2 (1.92%) WAN
13 2 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.81%) Power BI
3 4 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.96%) FileMaker
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (9.62%) Finance
2 6 (5.77%) Retail
3 3 (2.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.92%) Advertising
5 1 (0.96%) Automotive
5 1 (0.96%) Legal
5 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.96%) Marketing
5 1 (0.96%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 34 (32.69%) IT Support
2 31 (29.81%) Analyst
3 21 (20.19%) Support Engineer
4 20 (19.23%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (16.35%) IT Engineer
5 17 (16.35%) Support Analyst
6 16 (15.38%) IT Support Engineer
7 15 (14.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 12 (11.54%) 1st Line Support
8 12 (11.54%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 12 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 12 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (11.54%) IT Technician
8 12 (11.54%) Support Technician
9 10 (9.62%) IT Support Technician
10 9 (8.65%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (8.65%) Help Desk Support
10 9 (8.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 8 (7.69%) First Line Help Desk Support
12 7 (6.73%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.85%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.96%) .NET
2 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.96%) BREW
2 1 (0.96%) Flash
2 1 (0.96%) J2ME
2 1 (0.96%) Middleware
2 1 (0.96%) OpenAL
2 1 (0.96%) OpenCL
2 1 (0.96%) OpenGL
2 1 (0.96%) Qt
2 1 (0.96%) Series 60
2 1 (0.96%) SVG
2 1 (0.96%) UIQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.62%) iPhone
2 9 (8.65%) iPad
3 4 (3.85%) Data Extraction
4 3 (2.88%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.88%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.92%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.92%) RSA SecurID
5 2 (1.92%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.92%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.96%) CCTV
6 1 (0.96%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.96%) MPEG
6 1 (0.96%) Replication
6 1 (0.96%) Statistics
6 1 (0.96%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.96%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 104 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (83.65%) Windows 7
3 61 (58.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 59 (56.73%) Windows Server
5 52 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (48.08%) Windows 10
7 17 (16.35%) Mac OS X
8 7 (6.73%) Android
8 7 (6.73%) Windows Mobile
8 7 (6.73%) Windows XP
9 6 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (5.77%) Windows Vista
10 5 (4.81%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.92%) Linux
12 1 (0.96%) CentOS
12 1 (0.96%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.96%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.96%) Nucleus RTOS
12 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.96%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (33.65%) ITIL
2 9 (8.65%) CRM
3 7 (6.73%) Incident Management
4 6 (5.77%) ERP
4 6 (5.77%) Migration
5 5 (4.81%) Asset Management
5 5 (4.81%) Process Improvement
6 4 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (3.85%) Data Analysis
6 4 (3.85%) Data Protection
6 4 (3.85%) ITIL V3
6 4 (3.85%) Mentoring
6 4 (3.85%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.88%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (2.88%) E-Commerce
7 3 (2.88%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (2.88%) People Management
7 3 (2.88%) Time Management
8 2 (1.92%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (1.92%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.31%) SQL
2 9 (8.65%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.85%) VB
4 1 (0.96%) C
4 1 (0.96%) C#
4 1 (0.96%) C++
4 1 (0.96%) Java
4 1 (0.96%) PHP
4 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (33.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (27.88%) MCSE
3 26 (25.00%) MCP
4 22 (21.15%) MCSA
5 21 (20.19%) MCITP
6 14 (13.46%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (9.62%) CCNA
8 9 (8.65%) MCTS
9 4 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (2.88%) A+ Certification
10 3 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.92%) CCAA
11 2 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.92%) DBS Check
11 2 (1.92%) Degree
11 2 (1.92%) MOS
11 2 (1.92%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.58%) SLA
2 4 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.96%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 70 (67.31%) Active Directory
2 29 (27.88%) Hyper-V
3 18 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (8.65%) XenApp
5 4 (3.85%) VMware ESX
5 4 (3.85%) vSphere
6 3 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.88%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 15 (14.42%) SCCM
2 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (4.81%) PaperCut
4 4 (3.85%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.92%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.92%) WSUS
6 1 (0.96%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.96%) MobiControl
Vendors
1 70 (67.31%) Microsoft
2 40 (38.46%) VMware
3 30 (28.85%) Citrix
4 22 (21.15%) Apple
5 13 (12.50%) HP
6 12 (11.54%) Cisco
7 9 (8.65%) Sage
8 5 (4.81%) Google
8 5 (4.81%) Siemens
9 4 (3.85%) F5
9 4 (3.85%) Meraki
10 3 (2.88%) Dell
11 2 (1.92%) AppSense
11 2 (1.92%) Clearswift
11 2 (1.92%) Epicor
11 2 (1.92%) Fujitsu
11 2 (1.92%) Mitel
11 2 (1.92%) MobileIron
11 2 (1.92%) RedGate
11 2 (1.92%) Symantec
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