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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 175 201 217
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +16
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 65 54 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.00% 0.76% 0.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.36% 3.07% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 59 46 32
Average salary £25,000 £23,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% -48.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,200 £19,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £31,250 £55,000
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
1490 1760 1994
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.99% 24.79% 26.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1222 1452 1684
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +12 35 £24,750 +7.60% 9
Cheshire +12 15 £33,750 +12.50% 6
Merseyside +20 8 £21,000 +10.52% 3
Lancashire +9 7 £24,000 +6.66% 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 151 (100.00%) Windows
2 107 (70.86%) Microsoft
3 103 (68.21%) Windows 7
4 91 (60.26%) MS Exchange
5 79 (52.32%) Active Directory
6 78 (51.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 66 (43.71%) Windows XP
8 60 (39.74%) LAN
9 56 (37.09%) VMware
9 56 (37.09%) Exchange Server 2010
10 55 (36.42%) Hyper-V
10 55 (36.42%) WAN
11 53 (35.10%) MS Excel
12 51 (33.77%) Windows Server 2012
13 50 (33.11%) TCP/IP
14 48 (31.79%) SAN
15 47 (31.13%) Firewall
16 46 (30.46%) Microsoft Certification
16 46 (30.46%) ITIL
17 45 (29.80%) DNS
18 41 (27.15%) VPN
18 41 (27.15%) DHCP
19 35 (23.18%) Windows Server 2003
20 32 (21.19%) Cisco
21 30 (19.87%) SQL Server
22 29 (19.21%) SharePoint
22 29 (19.21%) Finance
22 29 (19.21%) Exchange Server 2003
23 27 (17.88%) Wyse
24 26 (17.22%) Exchange Server 2007

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 91 (60.26%) MS Exchange
2 56 (37.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (19.21%) SharePoint
3 29 (19.21%) Exchange Server 2003
4 26 (17.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 24 (15.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (12.58%) IIS
7 5 (3.31%) IBM Notes
8 4 (2.65%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (2.65%) Lync
9 2 (1.32%) CMS
10 1 (0.66%) Apache
10 1 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 53 (35.10%) MS Excel
2 26 (17.22%) MS Office
3 2 (1.32%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (2.65%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.95%) Office 365
2 2 (1.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 60 (39.74%) LAN
2 55 (36.42%) WAN
3 50 (33.11%) TCP/IP
4 48 (31.79%) SAN
5 47 (31.13%) Firewall
6 45 (29.80%) DNS
7 41 (27.15%) VPN
7 41 (27.15%) DHCP
8 17 (11.26%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (8.61%) ADSL
10 12 (7.95%) VLAN
11 10 (6.62%) WLAN
12 9 (5.96%) NAS
13 8 (5.30%) VDSL
14 5 (3.31%) Broadband
14 5 (3.31%) Ethernet
15 4 (2.65%) Cisco Nexus
15 4 (2.65%) iSCSI
16 3 (1.99%) Wireless
17 2 (1.32%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (19.87%) SQL Server
2 24 (15.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (9.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (6.62%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.66%) MySQL
7 1 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Subversion
2 2 (1.32%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.66%) VisualSVN
3 1 (0.66%) ReSharper
3 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (19.21%) Finance
2 6 (3.97%) Legal
2 6 (3.97%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.65%) Law
4 2 (1.32%) Advertising
4 2 (1.32%) Banking
4 2 (1.32%) Retail
4 2 (1.32%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.32%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (25.83%) Support Engineer
2 31 (20.53%) IT Support
3 22 (14.57%) 3rd Line Support
4 19 (12.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (11.92%) Analyst
6 17 (11.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 17 (11.26%) IT Support Engineer
7 15 (9.93%) Support Analyst
8 13 (8.61%) Desktop Support
9 10 (6.62%) Technical Support
9 10 (6.62%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (5.96%) Infrastructure Technician
10 9 (5.96%) IT Manager
11 7 (4.64%) Support Technician
11 7 (4.64%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
12 6 (3.97%) Administrator
12 6 (3.97%) Systems Administrator
13 5 (3.31%) IT Support Technician
13 5 (3.31%) Service Desk Engineer
14 4 (2.65%) ICT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.61%) Web Services
2 3 (1.99%) .NET
2 3 (1.99%) X-Windows
3 2 (1.32%) Cocoa
3 2 (1.32%) JSON
3 2 (1.32%) HTML
3 2 (1.32%) WSDL
3 2 (1.32%) COM
3 2 (1.32%) XML
4 1 (0.66%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.65%) Blackberry
2 4 (2.65%) iPhone
3 3 (1.99%) Statistics
3 3 (1.99%) Fat Client
3 3 (1.99%) Thin Client
3 3 (1.99%) EqualLogic
3 3 (1.99%) iPad
3 3 (1.99%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.32%) SecurID
4 2 (1.32%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 151 (100.00%) Windows
2 103 (68.21%) Windows 7
3 78 (51.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (43.71%) Windows XP
5 51 (33.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (23.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (10.60%) Windows Vista
8 10 (6.62%) Linux
9 8 (5.30%) Apple iOS
10 5 (3.31%) Android
11 4 (2.65%) UNIX
12 3 (1.99%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (1.32%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.32%) NetWare
13 2 (1.32%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.32%) CentOS
14 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.66%) Windows Phone 8
14 1 (0.66%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (30.46%) ITIL
2 15 (9.93%) ERP
3 14 (9.27%) Mentoring
4 12 (7.95%) Service Delivery
5 11 (7.28%) PRINCE2
6 10 (6.62%) Coaching
6 10 (6.62%) Mobile Device Management
7 8 (5.30%) Change Management
8 6 (3.97%) Project Management
8 6 (3.97%) Service Management
8 6 (3.97%) CRM
9 5 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (3.31%) Asset Management
10 4 (2.65%) ITIL V2
11 3 (1.99%) Time Management
11 3 (1.99%) Business Continuity
11 3 (1.99%) Information Security
11 3 (1.99%) Security Management
11 3 (1.99%) Migration
12 2 (1.32%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (17.22%) PowerShell
2 17 (11.26%) SQL
3 3 (1.99%) VB
3 3 (1.99%) VB.NET
3 3 (1.99%) VB6
4 2 (1.32%) Apple Swift
4 2 (1.32%) Objective-C
4 2 (1.32%) C
4 2 (1.32%) C++
4 2 (1.32%) Java
5 1 (0.66%) PHP
5 1 (0.66%) C#
Qualifications
1 46 (30.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (17.22%) MCSE
3 24 (15.89%) MCTS
4 20 (13.25%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (13.25%) CCNA
5 17 (11.26%) MCP
6 11 (7.28%) MCITP
7 10 (6.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (6.62%) NCDA
8 8 (5.30%) JNCIA
8 8 (5.30%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (3.97%) CCA
10 5 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (2.65%) Security Cleared
12 3 (1.99%) MCSA
13 2 (1.32%) CCAA
13 2 (1.32%) Degree
14 1 (0.66%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.99%) SLA
System Software
1 79 (52.32%) Active Directory
2 55 (36.42%) Hyper-V
3 26 (17.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (11.26%) Terminal Services
5 13 (8.61%) vSphere
6 12 (7.95%) XenApp
7 7 (4.64%) XenServer
8 6 (3.97%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.66%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (11.92%) Backup Exec
2 15 (9.93%) SCCM
3 11 (7.28%) SCOM
4 4 (2.65%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (2.65%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.32%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.32%) WSUS
5 2 (1.32%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 107 (70.86%) Microsoft
2 56 (37.09%) VMware
3 32 (21.19%) Cisco
4 27 (17.88%) Wyse
5 25 (16.56%) HP
5 25 (16.56%) Citrix
6 24 (15.89%) Dell
6 24 (15.89%) CheckPoint
6 24 (15.89%) Symantec
7 19 (12.58%) NetApp
8 11 (7.28%) 3PAR
9 8 (5.30%) Juniper
9 8 (5.30%) IBM
10 6 (3.97%) McAfee
10 6 (3.97%) Sophos
11 5 (3.31%) Lotus
11 5 (3.31%) Oracle
12 4 (2.65%) Apple
13 3 (1.99%) Red Hat
13 3 (1.99%) Fortinet
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