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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 180 207 247
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +40
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 74 35 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.01% 0.49% 0.013%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.21% 1.93% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 56 29 1
Average salary £22,750 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £35,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year
-21.42% -10.82%
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
1759 1815 1967
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.96% 25.36% 26.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1434 1585 1677
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £23,000 £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
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 20 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 20 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 0 32 £23,500 -32.85% 3
Cheshire 0 20 £32,500 -35.00% 3
Lancashire +6 11 £18,500 -41.26% 1
Merseyside +8 9 £45,000 -10.00%
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 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.

1 131 (100.00%) Windows
2 79 (60.31%) Windows 7
3 75 (57.25%) Microsoft
4 61 (46.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 56 (42.75%) Active Directory
6 51 (38.93%) VMware
6 51 (38.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (35.11%) Windows XP
8 41 (31.30%) MS Excel
9 38 (29.01%) SQL Server
10 37 (28.24%) ITIL
10 37 (28.24%) VMware Infrastructure
11 36 (27.48%) MS Exchange
12 34 (25.95%) MS Office
12 34 (25.95%) TCP/IP
13 33 (25.19%) Windows Server 2003
14 30 (22.90%) Cisco
15 29 (22.14%) DNS
16 28 (21.37%) Hyper-V
17 27 (20.61%) Exchange Server 2010
17 27 (20.61%) WAN
17 27 (20.61%) LAN
17 27 (20.61%) Microsoft Certification
18 25 (19.08%) SQL
18 25 (19.08%) Firewall
19 22 (16.79%) SAN
20 21 (16.03%) SQL Server 2008
21 19 (14.50%) Citrix
22 17 (12.98%) HP
22 17 (12.98%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 (27.48%) MS Exchange
2 27 (20.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (10.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (9.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (9.92%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (8.40%) IIS
6 8 (6.11%) SharePoint
7 5 (3.82%) Apache
8 3 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.76%) CMS
9 1 (0.76%) Site Server
9 1 (0.76%) Lync
9 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 41 (31.30%) MS Excel
2 34 (25.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.11%) Office 365
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 34 (25.95%) TCP/IP
2 29 (22.14%) DNS
3 27 (20.61%) LAN
3 27 (20.61%) WAN
4 25 (19.08%) Firewall
5 22 (16.79%) SAN
6 17 (12.98%) DHCP
7 16 (12.21%) Wi-Fi
8 14 (10.69%) VPN
9 7 (5.34%) SSL
9 7 (5.34%) Internet
9 7 (5.34%) VLAN
9 7 (5.34%) VoIP
10 5 (3.82%) NAS
10 5 (3.82%) Intranet
10 5 (3.82%) Ethernet
10 5 (3.82%) LDAP
11 4 (3.05%) ADSL
11 4 (3.05%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (3.05%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (29.01%) SQL Server
2 21 (16.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (9.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.82%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.82%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.82%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.82%) Sybase ASA
4 5 (3.82%) MySQL
5 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 15 (11.45%) Finance
2 6 (4.58%) Back Office
3 5 (3.82%) Multimedia
3 5 (3.82%) Marketing
4 3 (2.29%) Legal
4 3 (2.29%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.29%) Retail
5 2 (1.53%) Law
6 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (18.32%) Support Engineer
2 23 (17.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (11.45%) IT Support
4 10 (7.63%) Analyst
4 10 (7.63%) Consultant
5 9 (6.87%) Team Leader
5 9 (6.87%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (6.11%) Help Desk Team Lead
7 7 (5.34%) IT Support Engineer
7 7 (5.34%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (5.34%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (4.58%) Support Consultant
8 6 (4.58%) Administrator
8 6 (4.58%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (4.58%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.82%) Applications Support
9 5 (3.82%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 5 (3.82%) Applications Support Engineer
9 5 (3.82%) IT Administrator
9 5 (3.82%) ICT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.92%) .NET
2 8 (6.11%) HTML
3 3 (2.29%) CSS
3 3 (2.29%) jQuery
3 3 (2.29%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.58%) iPhone
2 5 (3.82%) VLE
2 5 (3.82%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.82%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.29%) EPoS
3 3 (2.29%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.53%) CCTV
4 2 (1.53%) Statistics
5 1 (0.76%) iSeries
5 1 (0.76%) iPad
5 1 (0.76%) AS400
5 1 (0.76%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 131 (100.00%) Windows
2 79 (60.31%) Windows 7
3 61 (46.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (38.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (35.11%) Windows XP
6 33 (25.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (10.69%) Apple iOS
8 12 (9.16%) Windows Vista
9 11 (8.40%) Android
10 6 (4.58%) Linux
11 5 (3.82%) Mac OS X
11 5 (3.82%) UNIX
12 3 (2.29%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.53%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (1.53%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.76%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (28.24%) ITIL
2 10 (7.63%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (5.34%) PRINCE2
3 7 (5.34%) E-Commerce
3 7 (5.34%) Migration
3 7 (5.34%) Web Development
4 6 (4.58%) Security Management
4 6 (4.58%) PRINCE
5 5 (3.82%) Service Delivery
5 5 (3.82%) Software Deployment
5 5 (3.82%) Time Management
6 4 (3.05%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (2.29%) Information Security
7 3 (2.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (2.29%) Information Security Management
7 3 (2.29%) User Stories
8 2 (1.53%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (1.53%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (1.53%) Incident Management
8 2 (1.53%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.08%) SQL
2 11 (8.40%) PowerShell
3 10 (7.63%) VB
4 5 (3.82%) VB.NET
4 5 (3.82%) VB6
4 5 (3.82%) PHP
5 4 (3.05%) C#
6 3 (2.29%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.29%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 27 (20.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (8.40%) MCTS
3 10 (7.63%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (7.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 10 (7.63%) CCNA
4 9 (6.87%) MCSE
5 8 (6.11%) Degree
6 7 (5.34%) NCDA
7 6 (4.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (3.82%) MCP
9 3 (2.29%) ISEB
9 3 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.29%) MCITP
10 2 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.45%) SLA
2 4 (3.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.76%) BS7799
System Software
1 56 (42.75%) Active Directory
2 37 (28.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (21.37%) Hyper-V
4 15 (11.45%) vSphere
5 9 (6.87%) XenApp
5 9 (6.87%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.29%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.76%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.76%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 7 (5.34%) SCCM
2 3 (2.29%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.53%) WSUS
3 2 (1.53%) SCOM
4 1 (0.76%) DameWare
Vendors
1 75 (57.25%) Microsoft
2 51 (38.93%) VMware
3 30 (22.90%) Cisco
4 19 (14.50%) Citrix
5 17 (12.98%) Apple
5 17 (12.98%) HP
6 11 (8.40%) NetApp
7 10 (7.63%) Oracle
8 7 (5.34%) Dell
9 6 (4.58%) Juniper
10 5 (3.82%) EMC
10 5 (3.82%) Sybase
11 4 (3.05%) WatchGuard
11 4 (3.05%) ProCurve
12 3 (2.29%) AppSense
13 2 (1.53%) Avaya
14 1 (0.76%) JD Edwards
14 1 (0.76%) McAfee
14 1 (0.76%) SAP
14 1 (0.76%) IBM
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