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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 76 72 48
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -24
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 1 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.19% 0.99% 1.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.45% 2.90% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 3
Average salary £32,500 £19,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+71.05% -29.62%
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £28,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -13.84%
Windows 8
Hertfordshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
220 207 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 41.43% 33.99% 40.27%
Number of salaries quoted 124 140 87
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £51,500 £58,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Windows 8
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Windows 8 Salary Trend in Watford

Windows 8
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) MS Office
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Windows XP
2 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (66.67%) Citrix
4 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (50.00%) Publishing
4 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) Office 365
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
1 5 (83.33%) WAN
1 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
General
1 3 (50.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Server Support
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
3 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows XP
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco