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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank - 67 63
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 0 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford - 0.39% 0.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 1.02% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 4
Average salary - £42,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +39.34%
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.50%
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
129 197 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 23.12% 38.55% 34.33%
Number of salaries quoted 94 142 112
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £26,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) MS Excel
2 9 (81.82%) DHCP
2 9 (81.82%) DNS
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
3 8 (72.73%) Windows XP
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Mobile
4 6 (54.55%) VPN
4 6 (54.55%) Skype for Business
4 6 (54.55%) Software Deployment
4 6 (54.55%) Skype
4 6 (54.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (54.55%) MS Visio
4 6 (54.55%) Adobe
5 4 (36.36%) MS Office
6 3 (27.27%) LAN
6 3 (27.27%) WAN
6 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
7 2 (18.18%) People Management
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
7 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
7 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
7 2 (18.18%) SQL
7 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (18.18%) VoIP
7 2 (18.18%) MCSE
7 2 (18.18%) MCSA
8 1 (9.09%) ITIL
8 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 6 (54.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (81.82%) MS Excel
2 6 (54.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (54.55%) MS Visio
3 4 (36.36%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) DHCP
1 9 (81.82%) DNS
2 6 (54.55%) Skype
2 6 (54.55%) VPN
3 3 (27.27%) LAN
3 3 (27.27%) WAN
4 2 (18.18%) VoIP
5 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Desktop Support
2 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Support Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Active Directory Administrator
3 3 (27.27%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (18.18%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (18.18%) Desktop Administrator
4 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support Administrator
4 2 (18.18%) IT Manager
5 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (9.09%) Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Mobile
2 8 (72.73%) Windows XP
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Software Deployment
2 2 (18.18%) People Management
2 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) MCSA
1 2 (18.18%) MCSE
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) Adobe