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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 127 127 123
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 23 16 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.92% 0.64% 1.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.55% 2.27% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 23 16 22
Average salary £23,500 £22,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.61% -40.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £61,250 £45,000
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
648 704 733
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 25.93% 28.32% 33.90%
Number of salaries quoted 493 538 580
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 17 April 2015.

Windows 8 Salary Histogram in Reading

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (86.54%) Windows 7
3 44 (84.62%) Microsoft
4 39 (75.00%) Active Directory
5 37 (71.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (61.54%) TCP/IP
7 24 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (38.46%) MS Office
9 18 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (28.85%) MS Excel
11 14 (26.92%) VMware
12 13 (25.00%) MS Exchange
13 12 (23.08%) Windows XP
13 12 (23.08%) SCCM
14 10 (19.23%) Linux
15 9 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
16 8 (15.38%) Internet
16 8 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
16 8 (15.38%) Office 365
16 8 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
17 7 (13.46%) Mentoring
18 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
18 6 (11.54%) Firewall
18 6 (11.54%) DNS
18 6 (11.54%) MCITP
19 5 (9.62%) Network+ Certification
19 5 (9.62%) VMware Workstation
19 5 (9.62%) VPN
19 5 (9.62%) SLA
19 5 (9.62%) Lotus Domino

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (9.62%) Lotus Domino
4 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.92%) Lync
Applications
1 20 (38.46%) MS Office
2 15 (28.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.38%) Office 365
2 2 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (61.54%) TCP/IP
2 8 (15.38%) Internet
3 6 (11.54%) Firewall
3 6 (11.54%) DNS
4 5 (9.62%) VPN
5 4 (7.69%) Wireless
6 3 (5.77%) DHCP
7 1 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.92%) SSL
7 1 (1.92%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Ant
1 2 (3.85%) JIRA
1 2 (3.85%) Selenium
1 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (5.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Banking
2 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (67.31%) Support Engineer
2 16 (30.77%) Senior Support Engineer
3 12 (23.08%) Technical Support
4 11 (21.15%) Technical Support Engineer
4 11 (21.15%) Technical Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) IT Support
5 6 (11.54%) IT Support Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.77%) Consultant
7 3 (5.77%) Support Team Leader
7 3 (5.77%) Team Leader
7 3 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.77%) Desktop Team Leader
7 3 (5.77%) Desktop Support Team Leader
8 2 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Linux Support
8 2 (3.85%) IT Security Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Security Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Help Desk Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Security Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) HTML
1 2 (3.85%) .NET
1 2 (3.85%) CSS
1 2 (3.85%) XML
1 2 (3.85%) Ajax
1 2 (3.85%) JSON
1 2 (3.85%) jQuery
1 2 (3.85%) HTML5
1 2 (3.85%) PhoneGap
1 2 (3.85%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.77%) PDA
3 2 (3.85%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.85%) iPhone
3 2 (3.85%) Kindle
3 2 (3.85%) User Experience
3 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.85%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.92%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (86.54%) Windows 7
3 37 (71.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (23.08%) Windows XP
7 10 (19.23%) Linux
8 4 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (5.77%) Android
10 2 (3.85%) Windows Phone
10 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.46%) Mentoring
2 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (5.77%) SIEM
3 3 (5.77%) Service Delivery
3 3 (5.77%) Migration
3 3 (5.77%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (5.77%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (3.85%) Test Automation
4 2 (3.85%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (3.85%) Mobile Development
4 2 (3.85%) Information Security
4 2 (3.85%) MVC
4 2 (3.85%) ITIL
4 2 (3.85%) OOP
4 2 (3.85%) SOA
4 2 (3.85%) Data Analysis
4 2 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (3.85%) Problem Management
4 2 (3.85%) Test Management
4 2 (3.85%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) Java
1 4 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (11.54%) MCITP
2 5 (9.62%) A+ Certification
2 5 (9.62%) Network+ Certification
3 3 (5.77%) MCSE
4 2 (3.85%) CCNA
4 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) MCTS
5 1 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.92%) MCP
5 1 (1.92%) CISSP
5 1 (1.92%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) SLA
2 2 (3.85%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.62%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.92%) XenApp
5 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.92%) vSphere
5 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (23.08%) SCCM
2 2 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.92%) XenMobile
3 1 (1.92%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 44 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 14 (26.92%) VMware
3 5 (9.62%) Apple
4 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.77%) MobileIron
5 3 (5.77%) CheckPoint
5 3 (5.77%) McAfee
6 2 (3.85%) Clearswift
6 2 (3.85%) Citrix
6 2 (3.85%) Sencha
6 2 (3.85%) Cisco
7 1 (1.92%) AppSense
7 1 (1.92%) Altiris
7 1 (1.92%) Juniper
7 1 (1.92%) HP
7 1 (1.92%) Dell
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