The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 160 172 176
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 78 49 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.28% 0.91% 0.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.61% 4.06% 4.10%
Number of salaries quoted 73 44 42
Median salary £30,000 £28,750 £28,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,000 £23,275
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
-3.63% -
Windows 8
England

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

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1180 1208 1146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.32% 22.37% 21.21%
Number of salaries quoted 982 1076 1014
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Windows 8
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Windows 8 Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Windows 8
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

Windows 8 Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Windows 8
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +13 29 £30,000 -21.05% 2
Warwickshire +3 11 £30,000 +13.20% 2
Coventry - 10 £30,000 -
Worcestershire - 9 £21,000 - 1
Walsall - 6 £45,000 -
Shropshire -20 4 £39,000 +7.36%
Staffordshire -21 4 £23,500 +4.44% 2
Halesowen -2 2 £37,500 +29.31%
Wolverhampton -10 1 - -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 125 (100.00%) Windows
2 96 (76.80%) Active Directory
3 70 (56.00%) Microsoft
3 70 (56.00%) Windows 7
3 70 (56.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 69 (55.20%) Windows Server
5 60 (48.00%) VMware
6 56 (44.80%) MS Exchange
7 50 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 44 (35.20%) Windows XP
9 41 (32.80%) Citrix
10 40 (32.00%) MS Excel
11 39 (31.20%) Firewall
12 37 (29.60%) Exchange Server 2013
13 36 (28.80%) Hyper-V
14 32 (25.60%) Exchange Server 2010
15 29 (23.20%) Windows 10
16 28 (22.40%) Office 365
16 28 (22.40%) VMware Infrastructure
17 24 (19.20%) Wi-Fi
18 22 (17.60%) WAN
18 22 (17.60%) TCP/IP
18 22 (17.60%) SQL Server
18 22 (17.60%) Cisco
18 22 (17.60%) Windows 2000 Server
18 22 (17.60%) Exchange Server 2003
19 20 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
19 20 (16.00%) LAN
20 19 (15.20%) SLA
21 18 (14.40%) SQL

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 56 (44.80%) MS Exchange
2 37 (29.60%) Exchange Server 2013
3 32 (25.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (17.60%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (6.40%) SharePoint
5 8 (6.40%) Skype for Business
6 5 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.40%) IIS
8 2 (1.60%) SAS
8 2 (1.60%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.60%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.60%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 40 (32.00%) MS Excel
2 17 (13.60%) MS Office
3 1 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 28 (22.40%) Office 365
2 1 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.80%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (31.20%) Firewall
2 24 (19.20%) Wi-Fi
3 22 (17.60%) TCP/IP
3 22 (17.60%) WAN
4 20 (16.00%) LAN
5 17 (13.60%) DHCP
5 17 (13.60%) VLAN
6 16 (12.80%) DNS
7 11 (8.80%) SAN
7 11 (8.80%) Wireless
8 10 (8.00%) VPN
9 9 (7.20%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (7.20%) OSPF
10 5 (4.00%) Network Security
11 4 (3.20%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (3.20%) IPv4
12 3 (2.40%) iSCSI
12 3 (2.40%) VoIP
13 2 (1.60%) Remote Desktop
13 2 (1.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.60%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.80%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (8.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (6.40%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.80%) MSI
General
1 6 (4.80%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.00%) Finance
2 5 (4.00%) French Language
2 5 (4.00%) German Language
2 5 (4.00%) Retail
3 3 (2.40%) Legal
4 2 (1.60%) Advertising
5 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 25 (20.00%) Analyst
2 15 (12.00%) IT Support
3 13 (10.40%) Infrastructure Technician
3 13 (10.40%) Service Desk Engineer
3 13 (10.40%) Support Analyst
4 12 (9.60%) Desktop Support
4 12 (9.60%) IT Analyst
4 12 (9.60%) IT Support Analyst
4 12 (9.60%) Support Engineer
5 10 (8.00%) Architect
6 9 (7.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 9 (7.20%) Technical Architect
6 9 (7.20%) Windows Engineer
7 8 (6.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (6.40%) Linux Engineer
7 8 (6.40%) Senior Architect
7 8 (6.40%) Senior Technical Architect
7 8 (6.40%) SQL Analyst
7 8 (6.40%) Test Analyst
8 7 (5.60%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.20%) .NET
2 3 (2.40%) .NET Framework
2 3 (2.40%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.40%) Entity Framework
3 1 (0.80%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.60%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.20%) EPoS
2 4 (3.20%) iPad
3 3 (2.40%) iPhone
3 3 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.60%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.60%) Clustering
5 1 (0.80%) EFT
5 1 (0.80%) Life Science
5 1 (0.80%) Replication
5 1 (0.80%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 125 (100.00%) Windows
2 70 (56.00%) Windows 7
2 70 (56.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 69 (55.20%) Windows Server
4 50 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (35.20%) Windows XP
6 29 (23.20%) Windows 10
7 22 (17.60%) Windows 2000 Server
8 20 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (7.20%) Linux
10 8 (6.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (4.00%) Android
12 4 (3.20%) Apple iOS
13 3 (2.40%) Mac OS X
13 3 (2.40%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (10.40%) Disaster Recovery
1 13 (10.40%) ITIL
2 9 (7.20%) Network Management
3 8 (6.40%) Automated Testing
3 8 (6.40%) Manual Testing
3 8 (6.40%) Web Testing
4 6 (4.80%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (4.80%) Web Filtering
5 4 (3.20%) Mentoring
6 3 (2.40%) Load Balancing
6 3 (2.40%) Presales
7 2 (1.60%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (1.60%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (1.60%) Kanban
7 2 (1.60%) Migration
7 2 (1.60%) Project Planning
8 1 (0.80%) Business Continuity
8 1 (0.80%) Risk Management
8 1 (0.80%) Scrum
8 1 (0.80%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.40%) SQL
2 9 (7.20%) Tcl
3 3 (2.40%) C#
3 3 (2.40%) Java
3 3 (2.40%) VB
3 3 (2.40%) VB.NET
3 3 (2.40%) VB6
4 2 (1.60%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (11.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (8.00%) MCSE
3 9 (7.20%) MCSA
4 8 (6.40%) ISEB
4 8 (6.40%) ISTQB
5 6 (4.80%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (4.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (4.00%) CCNA
7 4 (3.20%) CCNP
7 4 (3.20%) MCTS
7 4 (3.20%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.40%) Degree
8 3 (2.40%) MCDST
9 2 (1.60%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.80%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.80%) CITP
10 1 (0.80%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.20%) SLA
System Software
1 96 (76.80%) Active Directory
2 36 (28.80%) Hyper-V
3 28 (22.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (11.20%) XenApp
5 13 (10.40%) VMware ESX
6 10 (8.00%) vSphere
7 4 (3.20%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.80%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.80%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.80%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (5.60%) SCCM
2 3 (2.40%) WSUS
3 2 (1.60%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.80%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.80%) Sysprep
4 1 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 70 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 60 (48.00%) VMware
3 41 (32.80%) Citrix
4 22 (17.60%) Cisco
5 13 (10.40%) SonicWALL
6 11 (8.80%) Veeam
7 9 (7.20%) Sophos
8 8 (6.40%) HP
8 8 (6.40%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.20%) Juniper
10 3 (2.40%) DevExpress
11 2 (1.60%) NetApp
11 2 (1.60%) Symantec
12 1 (0.80%) Apple
12 1 (0.80%) AppSense
12 1 (0.80%) Avaya
12 1 (0.80%) CheckPoint
12 1 (0.80%) Intel Security
12 1 (0.80%) LANDesk
12 1 (0.80%) Palo Alto
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