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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 154 141 187
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +46
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 72 74 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.23% 1.37% 0.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.94% 6.45% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 67 67 24
Average salary £33,750 £30,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,125 £22,850 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £29,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-5.17% -10.76%
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
1213 1147 1397
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.71% 21.24% 25.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1072 1005 1179
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 July 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Birmingham -1 49 £35,000 +6.06% 3
Staffordshire +1 5 £22,500 -16.66% 1
Warwickshire -13 5 £26,500 +6.00%
Worcestershire -2 3 £21,250 -22.72%
Coventry -16 2 - -
Dudley - 2 £28,750 -
Wolverhampton -5 1 £37,500 +19.04%
Brierley Hill - 1 £27,500 -
Halesowen - 1 £29,000 -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 116 (100.00%) Windows
2 81 (69.83%) Microsoft
3 57 (49.14%) Active Directory
4 53 (45.69%) Windows 7
5 45 (38.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (35.34%) SQL
7 38 (32.76%) MS Exchange
8 37 (31.90%) VMware
9 35 (30.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (29.31%) MS Excel
10 34 (29.31%) Apple
11 32 (27.59%) .NET
11 32 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 31 (26.72%) C#
12 31 (26.72%) Citrix
13 29 (25.00%) TCP/IP
13 29 (25.00%) Visual Studio
14 28 (24.14%) HTML
14 28 (24.14%) E-Commerce
14 28 (24.14%) Windows XP
15 27 (23.28%) ASP.NET
15 27 (23.28%) jQuery
15 27 (23.28%) HTML5
16 26 (22.41%) WAN
17 25 (21.55%) LAN
17 25 (21.55%) DNS
17 25 (21.55%) Team Foundation Server
18 24 (20.69%) CSS
18 24 (20.69%) JavaScript
19 23 (19.83%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 38 (32.76%) MS Exchange
2 20 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2013
3 18 (15.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (9.48%) IIS
5 8 (6.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.59%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.86%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.86%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.86%) Lync
Applications
1 34 (29.31%) MS Excel
2 20 (17.24%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.34%) Office 365
2 3 (2.59%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.86%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 26 (22.41%) WAN
3 25 (21.55%) LAN
3 25 (21.55%) DNS
4 22 (18.97%) Firewall
5 16 (13.79%) DHCP
6 15 (12.93%) SAN
7 11 (9.48%) VoIP
8 10 (8.62%) Wireless
9 8 (6.90%) VLAN
9 8 (6.90%) VPN
10 5 (4.31%) Internet
11 4 (3.45%) Network Security
11 4 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.86%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.86%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.66%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.59%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 29 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 25 (21.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (5.17%) Finance
1 6 (5.17%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.45%) Retail
3 2 (1.72%) Automotive
3 2 (1.72%) Legal
3 2 (1.72%) Back Office
4 1 (0.86%) Front Office
4 1 (0.86%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (24.14%) Developer
2 17 (14.66%) Support Engineer
3 16 (13.79%) IT Support
4 13 (11.21%) AWS Developer
4 13 (11.21%) 3rd Line Support
5 12 (10.34%) Analyst
6 10 (8.62%) Senior Developer
7 9 (7.76%) Consultant
7 9 (7.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (6.90%) Administrator
8 8 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (6.03%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (5.17%) Help Desk Analyst
10 6 (5.17%) Architect
10 6 (5.17%) Technical Architect
10 6 (5.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 6 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (4.31%) Senior IT Support
11 5 (4.31%) Senior Support Consultant
11 5 (4.31%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (27.59%) .NET
2 28 (24.14%) HTML
3 27 (23.28%) ASP.NET
3 27 (23.28%) jQuery
3 27 (23.28%) HTML5
4 24 (20.69%) CSS
5 23 (19.83%) CSS3
6 5 (4.31%) WCF
6 5 (4.31%) WPF
7 2 (1.72%) Web Services
8 1 (0.86%) WinForms
8 1 (0.86%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.62%) Replication
2 8 (6.90%) Blackberry
2 8 (6.90%) iPhone
3 5 (4.31%) iPad
4 3 (2.59%) Clustering
4 3 (2.59%) CCTV
5 2 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.86%) Handset
6 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.86%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 116 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (45.69%) Windows 7
3 35 (30.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (24.14%) Windows XP
6 23 (19.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (9.48%) Windows Vista
8 8 (6.90%) Apple iOS
9 6 (5.17%) Linux
10 3 (2.59%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.59%) Android
10 3 (2.59%) UNIX
11 2 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.14%) E-Commerce
2 22 (18.97%) TDD
2 22 (18.97%) Test Automation
3 18 (15.52%) Unit Testing
4 13 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (9.48%) Mentoring
6 8 (6.90%) CRM
7 6 (5.17%) ERP
7 6 (5.17%) Line Management
8 5 (4.31%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (4.31%) B2B
8 5 (4.31%) Scrum
8 5 (4.31%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.45%) MVC
9 4 (3.45%) ITIL
9 4 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (2.59%) Web Testing
10 3 (2.59%) Manual Testing
10 3 (2.59%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 41 (35.34%) SQL
2 31 (26.72%) C#
3 24 (20.69%) JavaScript
4 22 (18.97%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.86%) PHP
5 1 (0.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 45 (38.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (10.34%) MCSE
3 8 (6.90%) CCNA
3 8 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (6.03%) MCP
5 5 (4.31%) MCTS
5 5 (4.31%) MCITP
6 3 (2.59%) A+ Certification
6 3 (2.59%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (2.59%) ISEB
7 2 (1.72%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.79%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (49.14%) Active Directory
2 21 (18.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (14.66%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.17%) Terminal Server
5 5 (4.31%) XenApp
6 3 (2.59%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.72%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.72%) vSphere
7 2 (1.72%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.86%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.86%) XenServer
8 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (5.17%) SCCM
2 4 (3.45%) SCOM
2 4 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (2.59%) WSUS
4 1 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.86%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 81 (69.83%) Microsoft
2 37 (31.90%) VMware
3 34 (29.31%) Apple
4 31 (26.72%) Citrix
5 10 (8.62%) Avaya
6 8 (6.90%) Cisco
7 4 (3.45%) LANDesk
7 4 (3.45%) HP
7 4 (3.45%) Veeam
8 3 (2.59%) Dell
8 3 (2.59%) Symantec
9 2 (1.72%) SonicWALL
9 2 (1.72%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (1.72%) Intel
10 1 (0.86%) Juniper
10 1 (0.86%) Lotus
10 1 (0.86%) ProCurve
10 1 (0.86%) NEC
10 1 (0.86%) Altiris
10 1 (0.86%) IPFX
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