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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 198 218 -
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 59 38 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.81% 0.51% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.31% 1.89% -
Number of salaries quoted 51 32 0
Average salary £23,000 £45,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-48.88% -
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £32,500 -
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -
Operating Systems Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1783 2013 1895
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.57% 26.81% 26.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1472 1704 1682
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +21 34 £23,000 -54.00% 6
Cheshire +5 18 £30,000 -33.33%
Lancashire -2 3 £22,500 +4.65%
Merseyside - 2 £19,000 - 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 122 (100.00%) Windows
2 86 (70.49%) Microsoft
3 72 (59.02%) Windows 7
4 65 (53.28%) Active Directory
5 61 (50.00%) Windows XP
6 55 (45.08%) VMware
7 52 (42.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 52 (42.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 46 (37.70%) MS Exchange
8 46 (37.70%) MS Excel
9 45 (36.89%) SQL Server
10 43 (35.25%) Firewall
11 42 (34.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 41 (33.61%) Microsoft Certification
13 40 (32.79%) vSphere
14 39 (31.97%) Cisco
14 39 (31.97%) SQL
15 36 (29.51%) NetApp
15 36 (29.51%) Exchange Server 2010
16 35 (28.69%) SQL Server 2008
16 35 (28.69%) ITIL
17 34 (27.87%) LAN
17 34 (27.87%) WAN
18 31 (25.41%) .NET
18 31 (25.41%) SQL Server 2012
19 30 (24.59%) MCTS
20 28 (22.95%) VMware Infrastructure
21 27 (22.13%) SCCM
22 26 (21.31%) Wi-Fi
23 25 (20.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 46 (37.70%) MS Exchange
2 36 (29.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (18.03%) IIS
4 14 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (10.66%) SharePoint
5 13 (10.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (5.74%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (3.28%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (2.46%) Lync
9 1 (0.82%) WordPress
9 1 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.82%) CMS
Applications
1 46 (37.70%) MS Excel
2 24 (19.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.92%) Office 365
2 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 43 (35.25%) Firewall
2 34 (27.87%) LAN
2 34 (27.87%) WAN
3 26 (21.31%) Wi-Fi
4 23 (18.85%) Cisco Nexus
5 22 (18.03%) TCP/IP
6 16 (13.11%) SAN
6 16 (13.11%) DNS
7 10 (8.20%) DHCP
8 8 (6.56%) VPN
9 4 (3.28%) Ethernet
9 4 (3.28%) ADSL
10 3 (2.46%) ISDN
10 3 (2.46%) PSTN
10 3 (2.46%) SMTP
10 3 (2.46%) SSL
11 2 (1.64%) NetScaler
11 2 (1.64%) MPLS
11 2 (1.64%) VoIP
11 2 (1.64%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (36.89%) SQL Server
2 35 (28.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (25.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (4.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (4.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (4.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (4.10%) Sybase ASA
4 5 (4.10%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.10%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (13.11%) Xcode
2 2 (1.64%) MSI
2 2 (1.64%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.64%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 1 (0.82%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.82%) Grunt
General
1 17 (13.93%) Finance
2 5 (4.10%) Back Office
3 3 (2.46%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.64%) Banking
4 2 (1.64%) Retail
5 1 (0.82%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (18.85%) Support Engineer
2 17 (13.93%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (11.48%) Developer
3 14 (11.48%) 3rd Line Support
4 13 (10.66%) Analyst
4 13 (10.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (9.84%) IT Support
5 12 (9.84%) Team Leader
5 12 (9.84%) Support Analyst
6 11 (9.02%) Development Team Leader
7 10 (8.20%) Consultant
8 7 (5.74%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) Server Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) Server Support Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) Web Developer
8 7 (5.74%) Server Support
8 7 (5.74%) 3rd Line Server Support
8 7 (5.74%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) Applications Support
9 6 (4.92%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (25.41%) .NET
2 24 (19.67%) HTML
2 24 (19.67%) CSS
3 16 (13.11%) Web Services
3 16 (13.11%) .NET Framework
3 16 (13.11%) Cocoa
3 16 (13.11%) WCF
3 16 (13.11%) Cocoa Touch
4 8 (6.56%) HTML5
5 7 (5.74%) jQuery
6 3 (2.46%) Middleware
7 2 (1.64%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.64%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.82%) CSS3
8 1 (0.82%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 1 (0.82%) COM
8 1 (0.82%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.75%) Mobile App
2 12 (9.84%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.28%) iPhone
4 3 (2.46%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (2.46%) Clustering
4 3 (2.46%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.46%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.64%) NHS
5 2 (1.64%) Statistics
5 2 (1.64%) iPad
5 2 (1.64%) SystemC
6 1 (0.82%) iSeries
6 1 (0.82%) SecurID
6 1 (0.82%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 122 (100.00%) Windows
2 72 (59.02%) Windows 7
3 61 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 52 (42.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (42.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 42 (34.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (16.39%) Android
7 18 (14.75%) Apple iOS
7 18 (14.75%) Windows Phone
8 12 (9.84%) Windows Vista
9 8 (6.56%) UNIX
10 7 (5.74%) Linux
11 3 (2.46%) AIX
11 3 (2.46%) HPUX
11 3 (2.46%) Solaris
12 2 (1.64%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (28.69%) ITIL
2 18 (14.75%) Software Engineering
3 16 (13.11%) iOS Development
4 14 (11.48%) Android Development
5 13 (10.66%) OO
6 12 (9.84%) Matrix Management
6 12 (9.84%) Product Management
6 12 (9.84%) Web Development
6 12 (9.84%) OOP
6 12 (9.84%) MVC
7 11 (9.02%) Migration
8 10 (8.20%) PRINCE2
9 7 (5.74%) Project Management
10 6 (4.92%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (4.10%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (4.10%) Performance Tuning
12 3 (2.46%) Data Management
12 3 (2.46%) Service Delivery
13 2 (1.64%) Technical Analysis
13 2 (1.64%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 39 (31.97%) SQL
2 24 (19.67%) JavaScript
2 24 (19.67%) C#
3 22 (18.03%) VB
4 16 (13.11%) XAML
4 16 (13.11%) C++
4 16 (13.11%) Objective-C
5 6 (4.92%) VB.NET
5 6 (4.92%) VB6
6 4 (3.28%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.46%) PHP
8 2 (1.64%) VBScript
8 2 (1.64%) Java
8 2 (1.64%) C
8 2 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 41 (33.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (24.59%) MCTS
3 25 (20.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 23 (18.85%) CCNA
4 23 (18.85%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (17.21%) NCDA
6 15 (12.30%) Degree
7 8 (6.56%) MCSE
8 7 (5.74%) MCITP
9 4 (3.28%) MCP
10 2 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.64%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.82%) CCEE
11 1 (0.82%) CCAA
11 1 (0.82%) CCIA
11 1 (0.82%) VCAP
11 1 (0.82%) CCA
11 1 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.84%) QA
2 5 (4.10%) SLA
3 1 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 65 (53.28%) Active Directory
2 40 (32.79%) vSphere
3 28 (22.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (14.75%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.28%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.46%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.46%) Xen
7 2 (1.64%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.64%) XenApp
8 1 (0.82%) XenServer
8 1 (0.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (22.13%) SCCM
2 23 (18.85%) SCOM
3 6 (4.92%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.82%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.82%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.82%) WSUS
4 1 (0.82%) Nagios
4 1 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.82%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (0.82%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 86 (70.49%) Microsoft
2 55 (45.08%) VMware
3 39 (31.97%) Cisco
4 36 (29.51%) NetApp
5 14 (11.48%) HP
6 11 (9.02%) Citrix
7 8 (6.56%) McAfee
8 6 (4.92%) Dell
9 5 (4.10%) Oracle
9 5 (4.10%) Sybase
10 4 (3.28%) Apple
10 4 (3.28%) WatchGuard
11 3 (2.46%) Draytek
11 3 (2.46%) EMC
12 2 (1.64%) Xamarin
12 2 (1.64%) Becrypt
12 2 (1.64%) Wyse
12 2 (1.64%) McKesson
12 2 (1.64%) Fujitsu
12 2 (1.64%) AppSense
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