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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 111 139 130
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -9
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 33 9 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.29% 0.36% 0.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.62% 1.22% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 32 8 4
Average salary £28,000 £41,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.70% +26.15%
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £30,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-9.83% -6.15%
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
714 738 573
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 27.96% 29.66% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 458 575 497
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 24 December 2014.

Windows 8 Salary Histogram in Reading

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (92.73%) Microsoft
2 51 (92.73%) Windows 7
3 43 (78.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (63.64%) TCP/IP
5 31 (56.36%) Active Directory
6 23 (41.82%) MS Exchange
7 17 (30.91%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (30.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (30.91%) Mentoring
8 12 (21.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (14.55%) MS Office
10 8 (14.55%) Firewall
11 7 (12.73%) MCSE
12 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
12 6 (10.91%) MS Excel
12 6 (10.91%) MCTS
13 5 (9.09%) SQL
13 5 (9.09%) VMware
13 5 (9.09%) MCITP
13 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (9.09%) SIEM
13 5 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
13 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
14 4 (7.27%) Java
14 4 (7.27%) Windows XP
14 4 (7.27%) DNS
14 4 (7.27%) Citrix

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 23 (41.82%) MS Exchange
2 17 (30.91%) Exchange Server 2010
2 17 (30.91%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (5.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (14.55%) MS Office
2 6 (10.91%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.45%) SaaS
2 3 (5.45%) Office 365
3 1 (1.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (63.64%) TCP/IP
2 8 (14.55%) Firewall
3 4 (7.27%) DNS
3 4 (7.27%) NetScaler
4 2 (3.64%) Network Security
4 2 (3.64%) Internet
5 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.82%) VPN
5 1 (1.82%) LAN
5 1 (1.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.45%) MS Access
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Ant
1 2 (3.64%) JIRA
1 2 (3.64%) Selenium
1 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.64%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.64%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (70.91%) Support Engineer
2 27 (49.09%) Senior Support Engineer
3 6 (10.91%) Architect
4 5 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
4 5 (9.09%) Consultant
5 4 (7.27%) Technical Support
5 4 (7.27%) Technical Support Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Help Desk Support
5 4 (7.27%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Help Desk Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Senior Architect
5 4 (7.27%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Administrator
6 3 (5.45%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.64%) Security Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) IT Administrator
7 2 (3.64%) Security Support Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) IT Security Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.64%) jQuery
2 2 (3.64%) HTML5
2 2 (3.64%) PhoneGap
2 2 (3.64%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.64%) HTML
2 2 (3.64%) .NET
2 2 (3.64%) CSS
2 2 (3.64%) XML
2 2 (3.64%) Ajax
2 2 (3.64%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.45%) iPhone
3 3 (5.45%) Kindle
3 3 (5.45%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.64%) User Experience
5 1 (1.82%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (92.73%) Windows 7
3 43 (78.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (21.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (7.27%) Android
6 4 (7.27%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.64%) Linux
8 1 (1.82%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.91%) Mentoring
2 5 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (9.09%) SIEM
3 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (5.45%) Migration
4 3 (5.45%) Information Security
5 2 (3.64%) ITIL
5 2 (3.64%) OOP
5 2 (3.64%) SOA
5 2 (3.64%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (3.64%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.64%) Test Management
5 2 (3.64%) Test Scripting
5 2 (3.64%) Manual Testing
5 2 (3.64%) Test Automation
5 2 (3.64%) MVC
5 2 (3.64%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (3.64%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (1.82%) Dependency Management
6 1 (1.82%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) SQL
2 4 (7.27%) Java
3 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.73%) MCSE
3 6 (10.91%) MCTS
4 5 (9.09%) MCITP
5 4 (7.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (7.27%) CCEE
5 4 (7.27%) CCA
5 4 (7.27%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (5.45%) CISSP
6 3 (5.45%) CCSA
7 2 (3.64%) MCP
7 2 (3.64%) MCSA
7 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.82%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) ISO 9001
1 3 (5.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (56.36%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (7.27%) XenApp
3 4 (7.27%) XenDesktop
3 4 (7.27%) vSphere
4 2 (3.64%) pfSense
4 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) XenMobile
2 3 (5.45%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.82%) DameWare
3 1 (1.82%) WSUS
3 1 (1.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 51 (92.73%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.09%) VMware
3 4 (7.27%) AppSense
3 4 (7.27%) Citrix
4 3 (5.45%) CheckPoint
4 3 (5.45%) McAfee
4 3 (5.45%) Clearswift
4 3 (5.45%) MobileIron
5 2 (3.64%) Sencha
5 2 (3.64%) Symantec
5 2 (3.64%) Oracle
5 2 (3.64%) Cisco
6 1 (1.82%) HP
6 1 (1.82%) Remedy
6 1 (1.82%) BMC
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