The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 123 111 120
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 16 28 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.72% 1.13% 0.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.59% 3.97% 2.89%
Number of salaries quoted 16 21 18
Average salary £30,000 £28,000 £19,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +47.36%
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- -15.38%
Windows 8
Berkshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
617 705 658
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 27.94% 28.38% 29.26%
Number of salaries quoted 488 519 541
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Windows 8
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Windows 8 Salary Trend in Reading

Windows 8
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Reading region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Windows 8 Salary Histogram in Reading

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (91.49%) Microsoft
3 41 (87.23%) Active Directory
4 40 (85.11%) Windows 7
5 32 (68.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (57.45%) Linux
6 27 (57.45%) MS Excel
7 26 (55.32%) MS Office
8 25 (53.19%) TCP/IP
9 24 (51.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (51.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (42.55%) VMware
11 19 (40.43%) SCCM
12 17 (36.17%) Windows XP
13 16 (34.04%) Red Hat
13 16 (34.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (25.53%) MS Exchange
15 9 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (19.15%) Office 365
16 8 (17.02%) Network+ Certification
16 8 (17.02%) MCITP
16 8 (17.02%) VMware Workstation
16 8 (17.02%) A+ Certification
16 8 (17.02%) Internet
16 8 (17.02%) Lotus Domino
17 6 (12.77%) VPN
17 6 (12.77%) Citrix
17 6 (12.77%) Cisco
17 6 (12.77%) Apple
17 6 (12.77%) Firewall

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 12 (25.53%) MS Exchange
2 8 (17.02%) Lotus Domino
3 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.38%) Lync
5 1 (2.13%) IIS
Applications
1 27 (57.45%) MS Excel
2 26 (55.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (53.19%) TCP/IP
2 8 (17.02%) Internet
3 6 (12.77%) Firewall
3 6 (12.77%) VPN
4 5 (10.64%) DNS
4 5 (10.64%) Wireless
5 3 (6.38%) SMTP
6 2 (4.26%) DHCP
7 1 (2.13%) VLAN
7 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.13%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (4.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (68.09%) Support Engineer
2 9 (19.15%) Technical Support
2 9 (19.15%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (19.15%) Technical Support Engineer
2 9 (19.15%) Technical Engineer
3 8 (17.02%) IT Support Engineer
3 8 (17.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 8 (17.02%) IT Support
4 6 (12.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Desktop Support
5 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Help Desk Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) DBA
6 4 (8.51%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (6.38%) Server Support
7 3 (6.38%) Administrator
7 3 (6.38%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (6.38%) Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Desktop Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) PDA
2 1 (2.13%) CCTV
2 1 (2.13%) iPhone
2 1 (2.13%) HP Storage
2 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (85.11%) Windows 7
3 32 (68.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (57.45%) Linux
5 24 (51.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (51.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (36.17%) Windows XP
7 16 (34.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (8.51%) UNIX
9 3 (6.38%) Android
10 2 (4.26%) Windows Vista
10 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.64%) SIEM
2 4 (8.51%) ITIL
3 3 (6.38%) Service Delivery
3 3 (6.38%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.13%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (2.13%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (2.13%) Patch Management
4 1 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.13%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.13%) Data Protection
4 1 (2.13%) ERP
4 1 (2.13%) B2B
4 1 (2.13%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) SQL
2 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) A+ Certification
1 8 (17.02%) Network+ Certification
1 8 (17.02%) MCITP
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.26%) CCNA
3 2 (4.26%) MCTS
4 1 (2.13%) CISSP
4 1 (2.13%) MCP
4 1 (2.13%) MCSE
4 1 (2.13%) CISA
4 1 (2.13%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (87.23%) Active Directory
2 9 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (17.02%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.13%) XenApp
5 1 (2.13%) vSphere
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.13%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 19 (40.43%) SCCM
2 1 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.13%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (91.49%) Microsoft
2 20 (42.55%) VMware
3 16 (34.04%) Red Hat
4 6 (12.77%) Apple
4 6 (12.77%) Cisco
4 6 (12.77%) Citrix
5 2 (4.26%) McAfee
6 1 (2.13%) ProCurve
6 1 (2.13%) MobileIron
6 1 (2.13%) HP
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