The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Solihull region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 45 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 5 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 1.74% 2.42% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.85% 11.54% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 0
Average salary £37,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £32,500 -
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -
Operating Systems Category
Solihull
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
73 52 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 25.44% 20.97% 18.06%
Number of salaries quoted 41 29 23
Average salary £35,000 £35,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £20,300 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,600 £49,000 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Windows 8
West Midlands

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 April 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%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (71.43%) DHCP
2 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
2 5 (71.43%) VPN
3 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) WSUS
3 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) Software Deployment
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Becrypt
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (28.57%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) VBScript
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) SCCM
4 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
4 2 (28.57%) Fujitsu
4 2 (28.57%) Retail
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) WAN

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DHCP
1 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
1 5 (71.43%) VPN
2 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Network Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Network Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Administrator
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Software Deployment
2 2 (28.57%) Customer Engagement
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) VBScript
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) WSUS
2 2 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Becrypt
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Fujitsu