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 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 66 51 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 5 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.76% 0.53% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.63% 1.90% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 0
Average salary £62,500 £42,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.05% -
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £35,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year
-21.42% -10.82%
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
190 105 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 29.05% 27.85% 25.17%
Number of salaries quoted 183 98 101
Average salary £33,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £52,500 £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 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
Salary Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Windows 8 Salary Histogram in Northampton

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows 7
3 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
4 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
4 6 (54.55%) VMware
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (45.45%) Application Packaging
5 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (36.36%) XenApp
6 4 (36.36%) XenDesktop
6 4 (36.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
6 4 (36.36%) Citrix
6 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
6 4 (36.36%) MCSE
6 4 (36.36%) MS Office
7 3 (27.27%) CCA
7 3 (27.27%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (27.27%) Migration
7 3 (27.27%) MCTS
7 3 (27.27%) MCITP
7 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (27.27%) AppSense
7 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
7 3 (27.27%) NetScaler
7 3 (27.27%) vSphere

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
2 4 (36.36%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) NetScaler
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Field Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Field Service Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Application Packaging
2 1 (9.09%) Software Packaging
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows 7
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Data Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 4 (36.36%) MCSE
2 3 (27.27%) CCA
2 3 (27.27%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (27.27%) CCEE
2 3 (27.27%) MCTS
2 3 (27.27%) MCITP
3 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) XenApp
2 4 (36.36%) XenDesktop
3 3 (27.27%) vSphere
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
4 2 (18.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) XenMobile
2 2 (18.18%) SCCM
3 1 (9.09%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
1 6 (54.55%) VMware
2 4 (36.36%) Citrix
3 3 (27.27%) AppSense
4 1 (9.09%) WatchGuard
4 1 (9.09%) Veeam
4 1 (9.09%) Symantec
4 1 (9.09%) Sophos
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco