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

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 109 110 121
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 32 29 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.41% 1.18% 0.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.93% 4.13% 3.09%
Number of salaries quoted 31 25 21
Average salary £22,500 £32,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.76% +44.44%
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £28,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -13.84%
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
649 702 711
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 28.54% 28.68% 31.28%
Number of salaries quoted 488 507 606
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
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 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 30 June 2015.

Windows 8 Salary Histogram in Reading

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (87.04%) Microsoft
2 47 (87.04%) Active Directory
3 43 (79.63%) Windows 7
4 38 (70.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (59.26%) MS Office
5 32 (59.26%) MS Excel
6 31 (57.41%) TCP/IP
6 31 (57.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (53.70%) Linux
8 28 (51.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (44.44%) Windows XP
10 23 (42.59%) VMware
11 22 (40.74%) SCCM
12 15 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (27.78%) Red Hat
13 13 (24.07%) MS Exchange
13 13 (24.07%) Office 365
13 13 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (22.22%) MCITP
15 11 (20.37%) Lotus Domino
15 11 (20.37%) A+ Certification
15 11 (20.37%) Internet
15 11 (20.37%) VMware Workstation
15 11 (20.37%) Network+ Certification
16 9 (16.67%) Apple
17 8 (14.81%) Firewall
18 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Certification
18 7 (12.96%) DNS
19 6 (11.11%) Cisco

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 13 (24.07%) MS Exchange
2 11 (20.37%) Lotus Domino
3 4 (7.41%) Lync
3 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 32 (59.26%) MS Office
1 32 (59.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (24.07%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (57.41%) TCP/IP
2 11 (20.37%) Internet
3 8 (14.81%) Firewall
4 7 (12.96%) DNS
5 6 (11.11%) VPN
6 4 (7.41%) DHCP
6 4 (7.41%) Wireless
7 1 (1.85%) SMTP
7 1 (1.85%) SSL
7 1 (1.85%) SAN
7 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (1.85%) Finance
1 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (70.37%) Support Engineer
2 14 (25.93%) Technical Support
3 13 (24.07%) Technical Support Engineer
3 13 (24.07%) Technical Engineer
4 11 (20.37%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (18.52%) IT Support Engineer
5 10 (18.52%) IT Support
6 7 (12.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) Desktop Support
8 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 4 (7.41%) Help Desk Engineer
10 3 (5.56%) Desktop Team Leader
10 3 (5.56%) Desktop Support Team Leader
10 3 (5.56%) Team Leader
10 3 (5.56%) Support Team Leader
10 3 (5.56%) Consultant
10 3 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
10 3 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
10 3 (5.56%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) PDA
2 1 (1.85%) CCTV
2 1 (1.85%) iPhone
2 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (79.63%) Windows 7
3 38 (70.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (57.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (53.70%) Linux
6 28 (51.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (44.44%) Windows XP
8 15 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (7.41%) UNIX
10 3 (5.56%) Android
11 2 (3.70%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (9.26%) SIEM
2 4 (7.41%) ITIL
3 3 (5.56%) Service Delivery
3 3 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (3.70%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (1.85%) Time Management
5 1 (1.85%) Data Protection
5 1 (1.85%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (1.85%) ERP
5 1 (1.85%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.85%) B2B
5 1 (1.85%) B2C
5 1 (1.85%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (1.85%) Mentoring
5 1 (1.85%) Patch Management
5 1 (1.85%) Migration
5 1 (1.85%) Data Analysis
5 1 (1.85%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.70%) SQL
1 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) MCITP
2 11 (20.37%) A+ Certification
2 11 (20.37%) Network+ Certification
3 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (7.41%) MCTS
5 3 (5.56%) MCSE
5 3 (5.56%) CCNA
5 3 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.70%) MCP
7 1 (1.85%) CISSP
7 1 (1.85%) CISA
7 1 (1.85%) CISM
7 1 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (87.04%) Active Directory
2 13 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (20.37%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.85%) XenApp
5 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.85%) vSphere
5 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 22 (40.74%) SCCM
2 2 (3.70%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.85%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 47 (87.04%) Microsoft
2 23 (42.59%) VMware
3 15 (27.78%) Red Hat
4 9 (16.67%) Apple
5 6 (11.11%) Cisco
5 6 (11.11%) Citrix
6 3 (5.56%) McAfee
7 2 (3.70%) MobileIron
8 1 (1.85%) AppSense
8 1 (1.85%) Altiris
8 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.85%) Juniper
8 1 (1.85%) HP
8 1 (1.85%) Dell
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