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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank - 47 46
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 0 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull - 2.01% 0.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 10.17% 3.17%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 1
Average salary - £55,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £28,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -13.84%
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
41 59 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 15.71% 19.73% 22.74%
Number of salaries quoted 31 38 54
Average salary £28,500 £42,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.94% +19.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £23,600
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £40,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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 10 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Terminal Services
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Help Desk Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft