The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 165 176 167
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 88 79 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.55% 1.28% 1.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.75% 4.32% 4.38%
Number of salaries quoted 84 51 54
Average salary £23,500 £24,500 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.08% -3.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £19,000 £18,650
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
-3.63% -
Windows 8
England

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 West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1530 1828 1507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 26.94% 29.56% 26.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1333 1498 1331
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Windows 8
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Windows 8 Salary Trend in the South West

Windows 8
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Windows 8 Salary Histogram in the South West

Windows 8
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016. 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
Bristol +14 34 £25,250 -40.58% 3
Cornwall +10 23 £22,000 +8.64% 2
Wiltshire -4 19 £23,750 +5.55%
Gloucestershire -6 6 £32,500 +49.42% 1
Dorset +10 4 £32,500 -16.12% 1
Somerset -1 2 £35,500 +42.00% 4
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the South West 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.

1 144 (100.00%) Windows
2 103 (71.53%) Windows 7
3 83 (57.64%) Microsoft
4 82 (56.94%) Active Directory
5 62 (43.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 62 (43.06%) Windows 10
6 60 (41.67%) Windows Server
7 57 (39.58%) MS Exchange
8 55 (38.19%) TCP/IP
9 53 (36.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 48 (33.33%) VMware
11 45 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
12 44 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
13 41 (28.47%) ITIL
14 37 (25.69%) Microsoft Certification
14 37 (25.69%) Firewall
15 35 (24.31%) LAN
16 30 (20.83%) WAN
16 30 (20.83%) Apple iOS
17 28 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
18 26 (18.06%) MCSA
18 26 (18.06%) SQL Server
18 26 (18.06%) MS Office
18 26 (18.06%) Office 365
19 24 (16.67%) DHCP
19 24 (16.67%) DNS
20 23 (15.97%) A+ Certification
20 23 (15.97%) Citrix
20 23 (15.97%) Network+ Certification
21 22 (15.28%) SLA

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the South West 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 57 (39.58%) MS Exchange
2 45 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (15.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (6.94%) IIS
5 10 (6.94%) Skype for Business
6 9 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2000
6 9 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (18.06%) MS Office
2 19 (13.19%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 26 (18.06%) Office 365
2 8 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.78%) SaaS
4 1 (0.69%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 55 (38.19%) TCP/IP
2 37 (25.69%) Firewall
3 35 (24.31%) LAN
4 30 (20.83%) WAN
5 24 (16.67%) DHCP
5 24 (16.67%) DNS
6 22 (15.28%) VoIP
7 19 (13.19%) VPN
8 11 (7.64%) Internet
9 10 (6.94%) ADSL
9 10 (6.94%) PBX
10 5 (3.47%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (2.78%) VLAN
11 4 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (2.08%) SAN
12 3 (2.08%) Structured Cabling
12 3 (2.08%) Wireless
13 1 (0.69%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (0.69%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (18.06%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (6.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (6.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 20 (13.89%) Finance
2 7 (4.86%) Banking
2 7 (4.86%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.08%) Advertising
3 3 (2.08%) Back Office
3 3 (2.08%) Law
4 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (33.33%) Analyst
2 36 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 36 (25.00%) IT Analyst
3 35 (24.31%) Support Engineer
4 27 (18.75%) 1st Line Support
5 26 (18.06%) IT Support
5 26 (18.06%) Service Analyst
5 26 (18.06%) Service Desk Analyst
6 20 (13.89%) Support Analyst
7 19 (13.19%) Service Desk Support
8 18 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
9 15 (10.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 15 (10.42%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 15 (10.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 15 (10.42%) Developer
10 14 (9.72%) Service Desk Support Analyst
11 13 (9.03%) IT Engineer
12 11 (7.64%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 11 (7.64%) IT Support Engineer
13 10 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.56%) Dalvik
1 8 (5.56%) Entity Framework
1 8 (5.56%) JSON
1 8 (5.56%) REST
2 1 (0.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.81%) Blackberry
1 17 (11.81%) iPad
2 13 (9.03%) Driving Licence
3 10 (6.94%) iPhone
4 9 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (4.86%) Data Protection Act
5 7 (4.86%) Digital Media
6 6 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.17%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.39%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.69%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.69%) Handset
8 1 (0.69%) PMI
8 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 144 (100.00%) Windows
2 103 (71.53%) Windows 7
3 62 (43.06%) Windows 10
3 62 (43.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 60 (41.67%) Windows Server
5 53 (36.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (20.83%) Apple iOS
7 28 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (14.58%) Windows XP
9 20 (13.89%) Windows Vista
10 19 (13.19%) Android
11 15 (10.42%) Linux
12 14 (9.72%) Unix
13 11 (7.64%) Mac OS X
14 9 (6.25%) Windows 2000
15 8 (5.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (28.47%) ITIL
2 15 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (10.42%) Mobile Development
3 14 (9.72%) Performance Monitoring
4 12 (8.33%) Document Management
5 11 (7.64%) Project Management
6 10 (6.94%) PRINCE2
6 10 (6.94%) Service Management
7 9 (6.25%) Network Architecture
8 8 (5.56%) Data Protection
8 8 (5.56%) Identity Management
8 8 (5.56%) ITIL V3
9 7 (4.86%) Android Development
9 7 (4.86%) iOS Development
9 7 (4.86%) MVVM
9 7 (4.86%) Pair Programming
9 7 (4.86%) SDLC
9 7 (4.86%) System Testing
9 7 (4.86%) TDD
9 7 (4.86%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.58%) SQL
2 18 (12.50%) Java
3 15 (10.42%) C#
4 10 (6.94%) C
5 8 (5.56%) Objective-C
6 7 (4.86%) XAML
7 4 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (25.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (18.06%) MCSA
3 23 (15.97%) A+ Certification
3 23 (15.97%) Network+ Certification
4 22 (15.28%) Security Cleared
5 16 (11.11%) Degree
6 12 (8.33%) MCSE
6 12 (8.33%) SC Cleared
7 9 (6.25%) MCDST
8 8 (5.56%) MCP
9 7 (4.86%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.39%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.69%) CCNA
12 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.69%) Dell Certification
12 1 (0.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (15.28%) SLA
2 6 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 82 (56.94%) Active Directory
2 44 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (10.42%) XenApp
4 13 (9.03%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (8.33%) vSphere
6 9 (6.25%) VMware ESX
7 5 (3.47%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (13.89%) Norton AntiVirus
2 10 (6.94%) Backup Exec
3 9 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (6.25%) NetBackup
4 6 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 83 (57.64%) Microsoft
2 48 (33.33%) VMware
3 23 (15.97%) Citrix
4 21 (14.58%) Symantec
5 20 (13.89%) WatchGuard
6 19 (13.19%) Cisco
7 17 (11.81%) Intel Security
8 10 (6.94%) Remedy
9 7 (4.86%) Xamarin
10 5 (3.47%) Apple
11 4 (2.78%) MobileIron
12 3 (2.08%) Dell
12 3 (2.08%) HP
13 2 (1.39%) AppSense
13 2 (1.39%) ServiceNow
13 2 (1.39%) Veeam
14 1 (0.69%) 3PAR
14 1 (0.69%) Acronis
14 1 (0.69%) BT
14 1 (0.69%) Google
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