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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 42 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 5 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 1.99% 1.57% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.33% 7.04% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 0
Average salary £30,000 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
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
60 71 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 23.90% 22.33% 19.81%
Number of salaries quoted 40 51 35
Average salary £37,500 £25,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £18,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,250 £44,350
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -

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
Salary Histogram in Solihull

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Solihull region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Windows 8 Salary Histogram in Solihull

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
3 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
3 8 (72.73%) Windows 7
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (54.55%) DHCP
4 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
4 6 (54.55%) VPN
5 5 (45.45%) LAN
5 5 (45.45%) WAN
5 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
5 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
7 3 (27.27%) DNS
7 3 (27.27%) VMware
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (18.18%) Service Desk Management
8 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
8 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
8 2 (18.18%) Application Packaging
8 2 (18.18%) Terminal Services
8 2 (18.18%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (18.18%) SLA
8 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
8 2 (18.18%) IBM
8 2 (18.18%) BMC
8 2 (18.18%) Lotus
8 2 (18.18%) Internet

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (18.18%) IBM Notes
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) DHCP
1 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
1 6 (54.55%) VPN
2 5 (45.45%) LAN
2 5 (45.45%) WAN
3 3 (27.27%) DNS
4 2 (18.18%) Internet
5 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Service Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Network Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Application Packaging
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 1 (9.09%) WCF
2 1 (9.09%) WPF
2 1 (9.09%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) iPhone
1 1 (9.09%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows 7
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Service Desk Management
1 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
2 1 (9.09%) CRM
2 1 (9.09%) B2B
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) Scrum
2 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) MCP
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
3 2 (18.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) IBM
3 2 (18.18%) BMC
3 2 (18.18%) Lotus
3 2 (18.18%) Remedy
4 1 (9.09%) Apple
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco