The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 91 88 85
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 8 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.64% 0.18% 0.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.34% 0.64% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 9
Average salary £37,250 £23,750 £24,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+56.84% -4.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,325 £19,950 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £27,550 £39,100
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- -15.38%
Windows 8
Wales

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

Operating Systems Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
342 311 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 27.27% 28.53% 26.76%
Number of salaries quoted 306 290 279
Average salary £37,500 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £24,350
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £53,250 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Windows 8
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Windows 8 Salary Trend in South Wales

Windows 8
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Windows 8 Salary Histogram in South Wales

Windows 8
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -7 6 £38,250 +101.31% 1
Bridgend - 1 £15,750 -
Newport - 1 £18,000 -
Windows 8
Wales

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (79.17%) Windows 7
3 14 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (58.33%) VMware
4 13 (54.17%) Advertising
4 13 (54.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
6 10 (41.67%) SAN
6 10 (41.67%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (37.50%) Finance
8 6 (25.00%) DHCP
8 6 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (20.83%) Windows Vista
9 5 (20.83%) MCSE
9 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
9 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
10 4 (16.67%) Network+ Certification
10 4 (16.67%) A+ Certification
10 4 (16.67%) SLA
10 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (12.50%) IBM
12 1 (4.17%) Retail
12 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
12 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
12 1 (4.17%) DNS
12 1 (4.17%) MS Office
12 1 (4.17%) HNC
12 1 (4.17%) HND

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) SAN
2 6 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
General
1 13 (54.17%) Advertising
2 9 (37.50%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) 1st Line Support
2 5 (20.83%) Support Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) IT Support
3 4 (16.67%) IT Support Specialist
3 4 (16.67%) Administrator
3 4 (16.67%) Support Specialist
3 4 (16.67%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (79.17%) Windows 7
3 14 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (54.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (20.83%) Windows Vista
6 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (4.17%) Coaching
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (20.83%) MCSE
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (16.67%) A+ Certification
3 4 (16.67%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (4.17%) VCP5
4 1 (4.17%) HNC
4 1 (4.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 10 (41.67%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) VMware
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) IBM