The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 67 65 65
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 3 12 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.47% 1.70% 0.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.29% 6.98% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 2
Average salary £19,000 £26,250 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.61% -36.36%
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- -15.38%
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 Staffordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
131 172 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 20.34% 24.33% 18.31%
Number of salaries quoted 111 151 112
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 Staffordshire

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Windows 8
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Windows 8 Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Windows 8
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 31 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
Stoke-on-Trent -3 1 £24,000 -2.04%
Windows 8
West Midlands

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Windows XP
2 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
3 12 (70.59%) TCP/IP
3 12 (70.59%) LAN
3 12 (70.59%) WAN
4 10 (58.82%) MS Office
4 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
5 9 (52.94%) Citrix
6 8 (47.06%) DNS
6 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
8 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
8 6 (35.29%) Apple iOS
9 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (29.41%) Avaya
9 5 (29.41%) Apple
9 5 (29.41%) Blackberry
9 5 (29.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (17.65%) Wireless
10 3 (17.65%) Terminal Server
10 3 (17.65%) SLA
10 3 (17.65%) VPN
10 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
10 3 (17.65%) DHCP
11 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (11.76%) CCNA
11 2 (11.76%) MCSE

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 5 (29.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
3 1 (5.88%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 10 (58.82%) MS Office
2 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
3 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) LAN
1 12 (70.59%) WAN
1 12 (70.59%) TCP/IP
2 8 (47.06%) DNS
3 3 (17.65%) VPN
3 3 (17.65%) DHCP
3 3 (17.65%) Wireless
4 1 (5.88%) VoIP
4 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) IT Support
2 5 (29.41%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Support Technician
3 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (17.65%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) Help Desk Technician
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Technician
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support Technician
5 1 (5.88%) Senior IT Support
5 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) CSS
1 1 (5.88%) HTML5
1 1 (5.88%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Windows XP
3 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
5 6 (35.29%) Apple iOS
6 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Service Management
2 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
2 1 (5.88%) Web Development
2 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (5.88%) Line Management
2 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.88%) PHP
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.76%) MCTS
2 2 (11.76%) MCITP
2 2 (11.76%) MCSE
2 2 (11.76%) CCNA
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) Terminal Server
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) Citrix
3 5 (29.41%) Avaya
3 5 (29.41%) Apple
4 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) Altiris
5 1 (5.88%) Symantec
5 1 (5.88%) Lotus