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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 68 70 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 11 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.53% 0.30% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.55% 1.59% -
Number of salaries quoted 11 2 0
Average salary £27,000 £41,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.54% -
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -7.14%
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
168 126 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 23.43% 18.75% 20.08%
Number of salaries quoted 148 115 88
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,600 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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
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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 - 4 £24,250 - 2
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £25,000 -
Windows 8
West Midlands

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (90.48%) Active Directory
3 17 (80.95%) Citrix
4 15 (71.43%) Windows XP
5 14 (66.67%) Blackberry
6 13 (61.90%) LAN
6 13 (61.90%) WAN
6 13 (61.90%) TCP/IP
7 12 (57.14%) DNS
7 12 (57.14%) Cisco
7 12 (57.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (42.86%) Apple
9 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (33.33%) XenApp
11 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (28.57%) Apple iOS
11 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
11 6 (28.57%) VMware
11 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
11 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
12 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
12 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (23.81%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
13 4 (19.05%) XenDesktop
13 4 (19.05%) Lync
13 4 (19.05%) SCCM
13 4 (19.05%) MCSE
13 4 (19.05%) MCSA
13 4 (19.05%) ITIL

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 12 (57.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
3 4 (19.05%) Lync
4 3 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
5 1 (4.76%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
5 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (61.90%) LAN
1 13 (61.90%) WAN
1 13 (61.90%) TCP/IP
2 12 (57.14%) DNS
3 5 (23.81%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (9.52%) Firewall
4 2 (9.52%) PABX
5 1 (4.76%) WLAN
5 1 (4.76%) DHCP
5 1 (4.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Support Engineer
2 8 (38.10%) Help Desk Support
3 7 (33.33%) Help Desk Engineer
3 7 (33.33%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 6 (28.57%) IT Support
5 5 (23.81%) Senior Support Engineer
6 4 (19.05%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (14.29%) Project Engineer
7 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (9.52%) IT Support Specialist
8 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (9.52%) Support Specialist
9 1 (4.76%) Junior Systems Administrator
9 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Server Support
9 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
9 1 (4.76%) SCCM Consultant
9 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
9 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
9 1 (4.76%) Administrator
9 1 (4.76%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (66.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (71.43%) Windows XP
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (28.57%) Apple iOS
4 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.76%) Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) ITIL
2 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (4.76%) ERP
2 1 (4.76%) ITSM
2 1 (4.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (19.05%) MCSE
2 4 (19.05%) MCSA
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (9.52%) CCNA
3 2 (9.52%) MCP
System Software
1 19 (90.48%) Active Directory
2 7 (33.33%) XenApp
3 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
4 4 (19.05%) XenDesktop
5 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Citrix
2 12 (57.14%) Cisco
3 9 (42.86%) Apple
4 6 (28.57%) VMware
4 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (9.52%) Symantec
5 2 (9.52%) MobileIron
6 1 (4.76%) Acronis
6 1 (4.76%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) Lotus
6 1 (4.76%) Altiris
6 1 (4.76%) Google