The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 67 60 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 3 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.47% 0.24% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.99% 0.73% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 0
Average salary £23,000 £21,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.97% -
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £30,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-9.83% -6.15%
Windows 8
Northamptonshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northampton region.

Operating Systems Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
151 137 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 23.70% 32.24% 23.74%
Number of salaries quoted 148 118 118
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £40,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Northampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

Windows 8
Salary Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Northampton region.

Windows 8 Salary Trend in Northampton

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
4 4 (50.00%) MCSE
4 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 4 (50.00%) CCA
4 4 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (50.00%) AppSense
4 4 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (50.00%) MCTS
4 4 (50.00%) MCITP
4 4 (50.00%) vSphere
4 4 (50.00%) XenApp
4 4 (50.00%) XenDesktop
4 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 4 (50.00%) Application Packaging
4 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (50.00%) CCEE
4 4 (50.00%) NetScaler
4 4 (50.00%) XenMobile
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL
6 2 (25.00%) Firewall
6 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Senior Consultant
1 4 (50.00%) Consultant
1 4 (50.00%) Senior Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
2 1 (12.50%) Coaching
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITSM
2 1 (12.50%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (50.00%) MCTS
2 4 (50.00%) MCITP
2 4 (50.00%) MCSE
2 4 (50.00%) CCA
2 4 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (50.00%) CCEE
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (50.00%) XenApp
1 4 (50.00%) XenDesktop
1 4 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Citrix
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) AppSense
3 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow