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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 163 186 235
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +49
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 88 63 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.38% 0.90% 0.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.06% 3.59% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 76 51 20
Average salary £22,000 £23,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% -41.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,857 £18,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £45,000 £62,750
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £28,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -13.84%
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
1453 1755 1904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.77% 25.17% 25.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1185 1461 1645
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +13 41 £26,000 +13.04% 4
Cheshire +8 18 £20,000 -37.50% 4
Merseyside +10 14 £22,000 -51.11%
Lancashire +1 13 £18,500 -1.33%
Cumbria - 2 £7,000 - 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 169 (100.00%) Windows
2 128 (75.74%) Windows 7
3 100 (59.17%) Microsoft
4 91 (53.85%) Active Directory
5 89 (52.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 85 (50.30%) MS Exchange
7 63 (37.28%) Windows XP
8 62 (36.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 61 (36.09%) Microsoft Certification
10 54 (31.95%) Exchange Server 2010
11 51 (30.18%) MS Excel
11 51 (30.18%) ITIL
11 51 (30.18%) VMware
12 47 (27.81%) MS Office
13 46 (27.22%) TCP/IP
13 46 (27.22%) DNS
14 43 (25.44%) Hyper-V
15 39 (23.08%) DHCP
15 39 (23.08%) Firewall
16 38 (22.49%) Cisco
17 36 (21.30%) MCSE
18 35 (20.71%) LAN
19 33 (19.53%) VPN
19 33 (19.53%) Windows Server 2003
20 31 (18.34%) Citrix
20 31 (18.34%) MCTS
21 30 (17.75%) Wi-Fi
21 30 (17.75%) WAN
22 29 (17.16%) Windows Vista
22 29 (17.16%) Exchange Server 2013

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 85 (50.30%) MS Exchange
2 54 (31.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (17.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (12.43%) SharePoint
5 20 (11.83%) Exchange Server 2003
6 19 (11.24%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (7.10%) IIS
8 6 (3.55%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (3.55%) Lync
9 4 (2.37%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.18%) WordPress
11 1 (0.59%) Apache
11 1 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 51 (30.18%) MS Excel
2 47 (27.81%) MS Office
3 4 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.18%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (2.37%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.18%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.59%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.88%) Office 365
2 2 (1.18%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 46 (27.22%) TCP/IP
1 46 (27.22%) DNS
2 39 (23.08%) DHCP
2 39 (23.08%) Firewall
3 35 (20.71%) LAN
4 33 (19.53%) VPN
5 30 (17.75%) WAN
5 30 (17.75%) Wi-Fi
6 28 (16.57%) SAN
7 18 (10.65%) ADSL
8 14 (8.28%) VoIP
8 14 (8.28%) Wireless
8 14 (8.28%) VLAN
9 13 (7.69%) WLAN
10 11 (6.51%) NAS
10 11 (6.51%) VDSL
11 9 (5.33%) Ethernet
12 8 (4.73%) Bluetooth
12 8 (4.73%) Broadband
12 8 (4.73%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.79%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (5.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (4.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.59%) MySQL
7 1 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (1.78%) Subversion
2 2 (1.18%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.59%) VisualSVN
3 1 (0.59%) ReSharper
3 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (16.57%) Finance
2 12 (7.10%) Legal
3 8 (4.73%) Multimedia
3 8 (4.73%) Automotive
4 3 (1.78%) Law
4 3 (1.78%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.78%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.78%) Advertising
5 2 (1.18%) Banking
5 2 (1.18%) Retail
5 2 (1.18%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.18%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (26.63%) Support Engineer
1 45 (26.63%) IT Support
2 26 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
3 23 (13.61%) Analyst
4 21 (12.43%) Support Analyst
5 20 (11.83%) IT Support Engineer
6 18 (10.65%) Administrator
7 17 (10.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (8.88%) Desktop Support
8 15 (8.88%) Systems Administrator
8 15 (8.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 14 (8.28%) 1st Line Support
10 13 (7.69%) IT Manager
10 13 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
11 10 (5.92%) Technical Support
11 10 (5.92%) Windows Administrator
11 10 (5.92%) Windows Systems Administrator
12 9 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support
13 8 (4.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 8 (4.73%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.73%) Flash
1 8 (4.73%) J2ME
1 8 (4.73%) SVG
1 8 (4.73%) OpenGL
1 8 (4.73%) Middleware
1 8 (4.73%) UIQ
1 8 (4.73%) Series 60
1 8 (4.73%) BREW
1 8 (4.73%) Qt
1 8 (4.73%) OpenAL
1 8 (4.73%) OpenCL
2 5 (2.96%) HTML
2 5 (2.96%) Web Services
3 3 (1.78%) XML
3 3 (1.78%) CSS
4 2 (1.18%) WSDL
4 2 (1.18%) COM
4 2 (1.18%) JSON
4 2 (1.18%) X-Windows
4 2 (1.18%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.28%) iPhone
3 8 (4.73%) MPEG
3 8 (4.73%) Device Driver
4 6 (3.55%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.96%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.96%) iPad
6 3 (1.78%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.78%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.78%) Statistics
6 3 (1.78%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.18%) SecurID
7 2 (1.18%) Derivative
7 2 (1.18%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.18%) EqualLogic
7 2 (1.18%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 169 (100.00%) Windows
2 128 (75.74%) Windows 7
3 89 (52.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 63 (37.28%) Windows XP
5 62 (36.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (19.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (17.16%) Windows Vista
8 17 (10.06%) Android
8 17 (10.06%) Linux
9 12 (7.10%) Windows Mobile
10 10 (5.92%) Apple iOS
11 8 (4.73%) Nucleus RTOS
12 4 (2.37%) Embedded Linux
12 4 (2.37%) UNIX
13 3 (1.78%) Windows Phone
13 3 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (1.18%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (1.18%) NetWare
14 2 (1.18%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (30.18%) ITIL
2 22 (13.02%) Mentoring
3 15 (8.88%) Change Management
4 13 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
5 12 (7.10%) Patch Management
6 10 (5.92%) ERP
7 9 (5.33%) Service Delivery
8 8 (4.73%) Speech Recognition
8 8 (4.73%) Software Engineering
8 8 (4.73%) Mobile Commerce
8 8 (4.73%) DRM
8 8 (4.73%) Service Management
9 5 (2.96%) Server Monitoring
10 4 (2.37%) Coaching
10 4 (2.37%) Security Management
10 4 (2.37%) PRINCE2
10 4 (2.37%) Data Management
11 2 (1.18%) Business Continuity
11 2 (1.18%) Information Security
11 2 (1.18%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (11.83%) PowerShell
2 17 (10.06%) SQL
3 10 (5.92%) C
3 10 (5.92%) C++
3 10 (5.92%) Java
4 3 (1.78%) PHP
5 2 (1.18%) Perl
5 2 (1.18%) sed
5 2 (1.18%) Apple Swift
5 2 (1.18%) Python
5 2 (1.18%) Objective-C
5 2 (1.18%) AWK
6 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.59%) C#
Qualifications
1 61 (36.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (21.30%) MCSE
3 31 (18.34%) MCTS
4 28 (16.57%) MCP
5 23 (13.61%) MCITP
5 23 (13.61%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (12.43%) CCNA
7 19 (11.24%) MCSA
8 16 (9.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (6.51%) JNCIA
10 7 (4.14%) Security Cleared
10 7 (4.14%) NCDA
10 7 (4.14%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (2.96%) CCA
11 5 (2.96%) Network+ Certification
11 5 (2.96%) A+ Certification
12 4 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (2.37%) Degree
13 3 (1.78%) CCNP
14 2 (1.18%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.47%) SLA
System Software
1 91 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 43 (25.44%) Hyper-V
3 23 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (7.69%) vSphere
5 10 (5.92%) Terminal Services
6 9 (5.33%) XenApp
7 6 (3.55%) XenServer
8 5 (2.96%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.18%) Firmware
10 1 (0.59%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (7.10%) SCCM
2 9 (5.33%) SCOM
2 9 (5.33%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.18%) MAILsweeper
3 2 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.18%) SCDPM
3 2 (1.18%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 100 (59.17%) Microsoft
2 51 (30.18%) VMware
3 38 (22.49%) Cisco
4 31 (18.34%) Citrix
5 23 (13.61%) HP
6 21 (12.43%) Dell
7 11 (6.51%) IBM
7 11 (6.51%) Juniper
7 11 (6.51%) Wyse
8 9 (5.33%) CheckPoint
8 9 (5.33%) Symantec
8 9 (5.33%) NetApp
9 8 (4.73%) Symbian
10 6 (3.55%) Oracle
11 5 (2.96%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.96%) Apple
12 4 (2.37%) Avaya
12 4 (2.37%) Sophos
13 3 (1.78%) McAfee
13 3 (1.78%) AppSense
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