The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank - 73 54
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 0 9 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset - 1.13% 0.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 4.23% 2.96%
Number of salaries quoted 0 9 4
Average salary - £35,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £29,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-5.17% -10.76%
Windows 8
South West

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

Operating Systems Category
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
187 213 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 32.19% 26.86% 24.06%
Number of salaries quoted 162 207 124
Average salary £36,000 £32,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,600 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Windows 8
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Windows 8 Salary Trend in Somerset

Windows 8
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Somerset 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%) Windows XP
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
4 3 (42.86%) WSUS
4 3 (42.86%) SCCM
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office Automation
4 3 (42.86%) Office Automation
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (42.86%) Adobe
4 3 (42.86%) VPN
4 3 (42.86%) Java
4 3 (42.86%) MS Office
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 2000
4 3 (42.86%) MCSE
4 3 (42.86%) MCSA
5 1 (14.29%) Law

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 3 (42.86%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) VPN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Service Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (28.57%) Support Consultant
4 2 (28.57%) Consultant
5 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
5 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Solutions Analyst
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office Automation
1 3 (42.86%) Office Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) MCSE
1 3 (42.86%) MCSA
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) WSUS
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Adobe