The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 49 43 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 2 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 0.59% 0.74% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.28% 2.38% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Average salary £20,248 - -
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £30,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-8.19% -6.15%
Windows 8
West Midlands

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

Operating Systems Category
Solihull
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
61 84 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 17.89% 31.00% 19.91%
Number of salaries quoted 59 57 38
Average salary £37,500 £26,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.23% -26.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,457 £18,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,250 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Windows 8
Salary Trend in Solihull

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

Windows 8 Salary Trend in Solihull

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 4 (57.14%) Terminal Services
3 4 (57.14%) Internet
3 4 (57.14%) LAN
3 4 (57.14%) WAN
3 4 (57.14%) VPN
3 4 (57.14%) SLA
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) DHCP
4 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) IBM Notes
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
4 2 (28.57%) Lotus
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) HTML5
5 1 (14.29%) iPad
5 1 (14.29%) Apple
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) WCF
5 1 (14.29%) WPF
5 1 (14.29%) iPhone
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 2 (28.57%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) LAN
1 4 (57.14%) WAN
1 4 (57.14%) VPN
1 4 (57.14%) Internet
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) DHCP
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Service Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
2 1 (14.29%) WCF
2 1 (14.29%) WPF
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) iPhone
1 1 (14.29%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) CRM
1 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
1 1 (14.29%) B2B
1 1 (14.29%) Scrum
1 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCP
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Lotus
2 2 (28.57%) IBM
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Apple