The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 71 65 60
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 6 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.83% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.17% 0.60% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 1
Average salary £24,150 £45,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-46.33% +80.00%
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- -15.38%
Windows 8
South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

Operating Systems Category
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
189 168 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 26.29% 24.71% 25.52%
Number of salaries quoted 151 144 107
Average salary £35,000 £29,900 £32,200
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.05% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,150 £22,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £43,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Windows 8
Salary Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Sheffield region.

Windows 8 Salary Trend in Sheffield

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 11 (91.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (83.33%) MS Office
4 9 (75.00%) TCP/IP
4 9 (75.00%) SLA
4 9 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (75.00%) MCSA
4 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (16.67%) NetScaler
5 2 (16.67%) XenMobile
5 2 (16.67%) XenApp
5 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 2 (16.67%) vSphere
5 2 (16.67%) CCEE
5 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (16.67%) Application Packaging
5 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (16.67%) MCTS
5 2 (16.67%) MCITP
5 2 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (16.67%) AppSense
5 2 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (16.67%) CCA
5 2 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (16.67%) MCSE

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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.

Applications
1 12 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (83.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 9 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (16.67%) NetScaler
General
1 1 (8.33%) Law
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Server Engineer
1 9 (75.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL
1 1 (8.33%) Practice Management
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (75.00%) MCSA
3 2 (16.67%) CCA
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (16.67%) MCSE
3 2 (16.67%) CCEE
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (16.67%) MCTS
3 2 (16.67%) MCITP
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (75.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (16.67%) XenApp
1 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
1 2 (16.67%) vSphere
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
2 2 (16.67%) AppSense
3 1 (8.33%) Pega
3 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow
3 1 (8.33%) CommVault
3 1 (8.33%) Remedy