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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 156 181 225
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +44
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 95 68 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.46% 0.95% 0.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.29% 3.90% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 79 51 24
Average salary £22,500 £23,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.25% -32.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,943 £18,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £45,000 £59,250
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £29,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-5.17% -10.76%
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
1511 1745 1853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.15% 24.42% 25.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1217 1448 1595
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,250 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 30 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 30 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 +31 47 £26,000 +13.04% 7
Cheshire +5 19 £20,000 -37.50% 4
Merseyside +13 13 £22,000 -51.11% 3
Lancashire -1 10 £18,500 -3.89%
Cumbria - 6 £13,250 - 2
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 160 (100.00%) Windows
2 123 (76.88%) Windows 7
3 93 (58.13%) Microsoft
4 88 (55.00%) Active Directory
5 79 (49.38%) MS Exchange
6 76 (47.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 58 (36.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 56 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 50 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
10 49 (30.63%) Windows XP
11 46 (28.75%) MS Office
11 46 (28.75%) DNS
12 44 (27.50%) VMware
13 43 (26.88%) TCP/IP
13 43 (26.88%) ITIL
14 42 (26.25%) MS Excel
15 40 (25.00%) DHCP
16 38 (23.75%) MCSE
16 38 (23.75%) Cisco
16 38 (23.75%) Hyper-V
17 34 (21.25%) Exchange Server 2013
17 34 (21.25%) Firewall
18 30 (18.75%) VPN
19 29 (18.13%) Wi-Fi
19 29 (18.13%) LAN
20 27 (16.88%) MCTS
20 27 (16.88%) Windows Vista
21 26 (16.25%) MCP
21 26 (16.25%) Citrix
22 25 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 79 (49.38%) MS Exchange
2 50 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (21.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 16 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (5.00%) Lync
7 6 (3.75%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (3.75%) IIS
8 4 (2.50%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.25%) WordPress
10 1 (0.63%) Apache
10 1 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 46 (28.75%) MS Office
2 42 (26.25%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.25%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (1.88%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.63%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.63%) Office 365
2 2 (1.25%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 46 (28.75%) DNS
2 43 (26.88%) TCP/IP
3 40 (25.00%) DHCP
4 34 (21.25%) Firewall
5 30 (18.75%) VPN
6 29 (18.13%) LAN
6 29 (18.13%) Wi-Fi
7 23 (14.38%) SAN
7 23 (14.38%) WAN
8 19 (11.88%) ADSL
9 17 (10.63%) Wireless
10 15 (9.38%) VLAN
11 14 (8.75%) VoIP
12 13 (8.13%) WLAN
13 12 (7.50%) NAS
13 12 (7.50%) VDSL
14 10 (6.25%) Broadband
15 9 (5.63%) Ethernet
15 9 (5.63%) Internet
16 8 (5.00%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.13%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.63%) MySQL
7 1 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Subversion
2 1 (0.63%) ReSharper
2 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.63%) VisualSVN
2 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (12.50%) Finance
2 12 (7.50%) Legal
3 8 (5.00%) Automotive
3 8 (5.00%) Multimedia
4 5 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.88%) Law
6 2 (1.25%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.63%) Advertising
7 1 (0.63%) Banking
7 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (26.25%) IT Support
2 41 (25.63%) Support Engineer
3 24 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 20 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
5 18 (11.25%) Administrator
5 18 (11.25%) Analyst
6 16 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
7 15 (9.38%) Support Analyst
7 15 (9.38%) Systems Administrator
8 14 (8.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 13 (8.13%) Desktop Support
9 13 (8.13%) IT Manager
9 13 (8.13%) Help Desk Support
10 12 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (6.25%) Technical Support
11 10 (6.25%) Windows Systems Administrator
11 10 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
12 9 (5.63%) Support Specialist
13 8 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 8 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.00%) Flash
1 8 (5.00%) J2ME
1 8 (5.00%) SVG
1 8 (5.00%) OpenGL
1 8 (5.00%) Middleware
1 8 (5.00%) UIQ
1 8 (5.00%) Series 60
1 8 (5.00%) BREW
1 8 (5.00%) Qt
1 8 (5.00%) OpenAL
1 8 (5.00%) OpenCL
2 4 (2.50%) HTML
3 3 (1.88%) COM
3 3 (1.88%) CSS
3 3 (1.88%) Web Services
4 2 (1.25%) XML
5 1 (0.63%) EDI
5 1 (0.63%) WSDL
5 1 (0.63%) JSON
5 1 (0.63%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.50%) iPhone
3 9 (5.63%) Device Driver
4 8 (5.00%) MPEG
5 5 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.50%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.88%) Statistics
7 3 (1.88%) iPad
8 2 (1.25%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.25%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.25%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.25%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.25%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.25%) Derivative
9 1 (0.63%) Handset
9 1 (0.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 160 (100.00%) Windows
2 123 (76.88%) Windows 7
3 76 (47.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 56 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (30.63%) Windows XP
6 27 (16.88%) Windows Vista
7 25 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (11.25%) Android
9 15 (9.38%) Linux
10 10 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
11 9 (5.63%) Apple iOS
12 8 (5.00%) Nucleus RTOS
13 5 (3.13%) UNIX
13 5 (3.13%) Windows Phone
14 4 (2.50%) Embedded Linux
15 3 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (1.25%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (1.25%) SUSE
16 2 (1.25%) Ubuntu
16 2 (1.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (26.88%) ITIL
2 22 (13.75%) Mentoring
3 15 (9.38%) Change Management
4 11 (6.88%) Mobile Device Management
5 9 (5.63%) Patch Management
6 8 (5.00%) DRM
6 8 (5.00%) ERP
6 8 (5.00%) Mobile Commerce
6 8 (5.00%) Speech Recognition
6 8 (5.00%) Software Engineering
7 7 (4.38%) Service Management
8 6 (3.75%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (3.13%) Server Monitoring
9 5 (3.13%) Service Delivery
10 4 (2.50%) PRINCE2
10 4 (2.50%) Data Management
10 4 (2.50%) ITIL V2
11 3 (1.88%) Time Management
11 3 (1.88%) Data Protection
11 3 (1.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.63%) PowerShell
2 14 (8.75%) SQL
3 9 (5.63%) C
3 9 (5.63%) C++
3 9 (5.63%) Java
4 3 (1.88%) PHP
5 2 (1.25%) Perl
5 2 (1.25%) sed
5 2 (1.25%) Python
5 2 (1.25%) AWK
6 1 (0.63%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.63%) Apple Swift
6 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 58 (36.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (23.75%) MCSE
3 27 (16.88%) MCTS
4 26 (16.25%) MCP
5 22 (13.75%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (13.13%) MCITP
7 19 (11.88%) CCNA
7 19 (11.88%) MCSA
8 15 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (6.88%) JNCIA
10 9 (5.63%) Security Cleared
11 6 (3.75%) NCDA
12 5 (3.13%) SC Cleared
12 5 (3.13%) A+ Certification
12 5 (3.13%) Network+ Certification
12 5 (3.13%) Degree
13 4 (2.50%) CCA
13 4 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (1.25%) CCNP
14 2 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.25%) SLA
System Software
1 88 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 38 (23.75%) Hyper-V
3 21 (13.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (7.50%) vSphere
5 9 (5.63%) Terminal Services
6 6 (3.75%) XenServer
7 5 (3.13%) XenApp
8 3 (1.88%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.25%) Firmware
10 1 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 10 (6.25%) SCCM
2 7 (4.38%) Backup Exec
3 6 (3.75%) SCOM
4 2 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.25%) SCDPM
4 2 (1.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 93 (58.13%) Microsoft
2 44 (27.50%) VMware
3 38 (23.75%) Cisco
4 26 (16.25%) Citrix
5 21 (13.13%) HP
6 16 (10.00%) Dell
7 11 (6.88%) IBM
7 11 (6.88%) Juniper
8 8 (5.00%) Symbian
8 8 (5.00%) Symantec
9 7 (4.38%) Apple
10 6 (3.75%) NetApp
10 6 (3.75%) CheckPoint
10 6 (3.75%) Wyse
11 5 (3.13%) Sophos
11 5 (3.13%) Red Hat
11 5 (3.13%) Oracle
12 4 (2.50%) Avaya
12 4 (2.50%) AppSense
13 3 (1.88%) SonicWALL
Liverpool, Merseyside
Clayton Group
Salary: £16000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K + Bonus + Car + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bury, Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Talent International
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
JB Leitch Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Keswick
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £17,000 - £22,000
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Action 365 Ltd
Salary: From £17,000 to £23,000 per annum Negotiable dependant on experience
Posted: 10 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago