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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 45 64 -
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 17 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.21% 0.85% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.60% 4.42% -
Number of salaries quoted 15 5 0
Average salary £22,500 £27,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £30,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -11.11%
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
177 113 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 33.46% 19.15% 17.26%
Number of salaries quoted 140 106 80
Average salary £27,500 £28,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.78% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,074 £18,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Windows 8 Salary Histogram 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 29 January 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 +15 13 £22,500 +5.88%
Burton-upon-Trent - 3 £37,500 -
Windows 8
West Midlands

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (81.48%) Active Directory
3 21 (77.78%) LAN
3 21 (77.78%) WAN
4 20 (74.07%) DNS
4 20 (74.07%) Citrix
4 20 (74.07%) Windows XP
5 19 (70.37%) TCP/IP
6 17 (62.96%) Apple
6 17 (62.96%) Blackberry
6 17 (62.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 16 (59.26%) Apple iOS
8 14 (51.85%) Avaya
9 6 (22.22%) VMware
9 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
9 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (14.81%) Lync
11 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
11 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
12 3 (11.11%) SQL
12 3 (11.11%) MS Office
12 3 (11.11%) VPN
12 3 (11.11%) DHCP
12 3 (11.11%) XenApp
12 3 (11.11%) XenDesktop
13 2 (7.41%) Web Development
13 2 (7.41%) HTML5
13 2 (7.41%) Cisco IOS

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 17 (62.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (14.81%) Lync
2 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.70%) CMS
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (77.78%) LAN
1 21 (77.78%) WAN
2 20 (74.07%) DNS
3 19 (70.37%) TCP/IP
4 3 (11.11%) VPN
4 3 (11.11%) DHCP
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (7.41%) Firewall
5 2 (7.41%) Wireless
6 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.70%) WLAN
6 1 (3.70%) IPv4
6 1 (3.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
1 6 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) IT Support Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) IT Support
3 3 (11.11%) Administrator
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Support Technician
3 3 (11.11%) Service Desk Technician
4 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Network Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Senior IT Support
4 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support
4 2 (7.41%) Support Manager
4 2 (7.41%) IT Support Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) HTML5
1 2 (7.41%) CSS3
1 2 (7.41%) CSS
1 2 (7.41%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (62.96%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.70%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (74.07%) Windows XP
3 16 (59.26%) Apple iOS
4 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.70%) Linux
8 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
8 1 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (7.41%) Web Development
1 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
1 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
1 2 (7.41%) ERP
2 1 (3.70%) CRM
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL
2 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) MCSE
1 1 (3.70%) CCNA
1 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.70%) MCTS
1 1 (3.70%) MCITP
System Software
1 22 (81.48%) Active Directory
2 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.11%) XenApp
3 3 (11.11%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.70%) Terminal Server
4 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Vendors
1 20 (74.07%) Citrix
2 17 (62.96%) Apple
3 14 (51.85%) Avaya
4 6 (22.22%) VMware
5 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
6 2 (7.41%) Cisco
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle