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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 107 111 117
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 29 32 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.31% 1.35% 0.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.72% 4.45% 3.19%
Number of salaries quoted 28 25 21
Average salary £27,500 £32,500 £19,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +71.05%
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £29,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-5.17% -10.76%
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
614 719 689
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 27.71% 30.30% 30.18%
Number of salaries quoted 469 511 583
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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 31 July 2015.

Windows 8 Salary Histogram in Reading

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (85.45%) Microsoft
2 47 (85.45%) Active Directory
3 46 (83.64%) Windows 7
4 37 (67.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (58.18%) MS Office
6 31 (56.36%) MS Excel
7 30 (54.55%) Linux
8 29 (52.73%) TCP/IP
8 29 (52.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (50.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (43.64%) VMware
11 23 (41.82%) SCCM
12 21 (38.18%) Windows XP
13 16 (29.09%) Red Hat
13 16 (29.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (23.64%) MS Exchange
14 13 (23.64%) Office 365
14 13 (23.64%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (21.82%) MCITP
16 11 (20.00%) Lotus Domino
16 11 (20.00%) A+ Certification
16 11 (20.00%) Internet
16 11 (20.00%) VMware Workstation
16 11 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
17 9 (16.36%) Apple
18 8 (14.55%) Firewall
19 7 (12.73%) Cisco
19 7 (12.73%) VPN
19 7 (12.73%) DNS

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (23.64%) MS Exchange
2 11 (20.00%) Lotus Domino
3 4 (7.27%) Lync
3 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 32 (58.18%) MS Office
2 31 (56.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (23.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (52.73%) TCP/IP
2 11 (20.00%) Internet
3 8 (14.55%) Firewall
4 7 (12.73%) VPN
4 7 (12.73%) DNS
5 4 (7.27%) Wireless
6 3 (5.45%) SMTP
6 3 (5.45%) DHCP
7 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.82%) SSL
7 1 (1.82%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (3.64%) Retail
2 1 (1.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 37 (67.27%) Support Engineer
2 14 (25.45%) Technical Support
3 13 (23.64%) Technical Support Engineer
3 13 (23.64%) Technical Engineer
4 11 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (16.36%) IT Support Engineer
5 9 (16.36%) IT Support
6 8 (14.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (12.73%) Desktop Support
8 6 (10.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 4 (7.27%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 4 (7.27%) Help Desk Engineer
10 4 (7.27%) DBA
10 4 (7.27%) 1st Line Support
11 3 (5.45%) Server Support
11 3 (5.45%) Administrator
11 3 (5.45%) Help Desk Support
11 3 (5.45%) Consultant
11 3 (5.45%) Desktop Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) PDA
2 1 (1.82%) CCTV
2 1 (1.82%) iPhone
2 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (83.64%) Windows 7
3 37 (67.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (54.55%) Linux
5 29 (52.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (50.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (38.18%) Windows XP
8 16 (29.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (7.27%) UNIX
10 3 (5.45%) Android
11 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.82%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.91%) ITIL
2 5 (9.09%) SIEM
3 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
3 3 (5.45%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (3.64%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (3.64%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (1.82%) Time Management
5 1 (1.82%) Data Protection
5 1 (1.82%) ERP
5 1 (1.82%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.82%) B2B
5 1 (1.82%) B2C
5 1 (1.82%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (1.82%) Patch Management
5 1 (1.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.82%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.27%) SQL
2 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (21.82%) MCITP
2 11 (20.00%) A+ Certification
2 11 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
3 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.45%) MCTS
5 2 (3.64%) MCSE
5 2 (3.64%) CCNA
5 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.82%) MCP
6 1 (1.82%) CISSP
6 1 (1.82%) CISA
6 1 (1.82%) CISM
6 1 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (85.45%) Active Directory
2 13 (23.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (20.00%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 23 (41.82%) SCCM
2 1 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.82%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 47 (85.45%) Microsoft
2 24 (43.64%) VMware
3 16 (29.09%) Red Hat
4 9 (16.36%) Apple
5 7 (12.73%) Cisco
6 6 (10.91%) Citrix
7 2 (3.64%) McAfee
8 1 (1.82%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.82%) Juniper
8 1 (1.82%) HP
8 1 (1.82%) Dell
8 1 (1.82%) AppSense
8 1 (1.82%) Altiris
8 1 (1.82%) MobileIron
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