The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 104 118 131
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +13
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 33 22 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.38% 0.96% 0.091%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.53% 3.17% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 26 21 2
Average salary £30,750 £19,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+61.84% -56.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £19,000 £43,550
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £27,500 £43,950
UK excluding London average salary £28,750 £35,000 £41,750
% change year-on-year
-17.85% -16.16%
Operating Systems Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
728 693 637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 30.37% 30.20% 29.13%
Number of salaries quoted 511 586 538
Average salary £39,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.29% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Windows 8
Berkshire

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 31 July 2014.

Windows 8 Salary Histogram in Reading

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 50 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (94.00%) Microsoft
3 41 (82.00%) Windows 7
4 35 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (48.00%) MS Exchange
7 19 (38.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (34.00%) MCP
9 16 (32.00%) MS Excel
9 16 (32.00%) MCTS
10 14 (28.00%) Active Directory
11 13 (26.00%) MCSA
11 13 (26.00%) MS Office
12 11 (22.00%) Telecoms
12 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (20.00%) Firewall
13 10 (20.00%) Citrix
13 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
14 9 (18.00%) Microsoft App-V
15 8 (16.00%) SharePoint
15 8 (16.00%) Windows XP
15 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
16 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2008
16 7 (14.00%) Resource Management
16 7 (14.00%) SCCM
16 7 (14.00%) SaaS
16 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2012
16 7 (14.00%) SharePoint 2013
16 7 (14.00%) MS Access
16 7 (14.00%) SQL

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 24 (48.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (16.00%) SharePoint
3 7 (14.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (6.00%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (6.00%) Lync
4 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (32.00%) MS Excel
2 13 (26.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (14.00%) SaaS
3 4 (8.00%) Office 365
4 1 (2.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) Firewall
1 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.00%) VPN
3 3 (6.00%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (6.00%) LAN
3 3 (6.00%) VoIP
3 3 (6.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 7 (14.00%) MS Access
1 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (22.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (14.00%) Finance
3 3 (6.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Support Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 8 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Administrator
3 7 (14.00%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (14.00%) Team Leader
3 7 (14.00%) Support Team Leader
4 6 (12.00%) Consultant
5 5 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Architect
5 5 (10.00%) Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
5 5 (10.00%) IT Administrator
5 5 (10.00%) Senior Architect
5 5 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Service Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Desktop Support
7 3 (6.00%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) .NET
2 3 (6.00%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.00%) Web Services
3 1 (2.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Fat Client
1 4 (8.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (6.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 50 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (82.00%) Windows 7
3 35 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (16.00%) Windows XP
7 3 (6.00%) Linux
8 2 (4.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.00%) Resource Management
2 5 (10.00%) ITIL
2 5 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (6.00%) Data Security
3 3 (6.00%) Dependency Management
4 2 (4.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.00%) CRM
5 1 (2.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (38.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (34.00%) MCP
3 16 (32.00%) MCTS
4 13 (26.00%) MCSA
5 5 (10.00%) A+ Certification
6 4 (8.00%) MCITP
6 4 (8.00%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (6.00%) MCSE
7 3 (6.00%) CCA
7 3 (6.00%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (6.00%) CCEE
7 3 (6.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) SLA
2 3 (6.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (18.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (6.00%) vSphere
3 3 (6.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.00%) XenApp
3 3 (6.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) SCCM
2 5 (10.00%) DameWare
3 3 (6.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 47 (94.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.00%) Citrix
3 7 (14.00%) AppSense
4 4 (8.00%) Lumension
4 4 (8.00%) McAfee
5 3 (6.00%) VMware
5 3 (6.00%) Remedy
5 3 (6.00%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (6.00%) BMC