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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 137 175 197
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +22
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 88 36 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.53% 0.69% 0.065%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.91% 2.75% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 74 29 3
Average salary £37,500 £31,250 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £24,100 £35,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,500 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £30,250 £33,250
% change year-on-year
-7.43% -9.02%
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
1489 1311 1262
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.91% 24.95% 27.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1301 1164 1111
Average salary £36,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,200 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-0.80% -

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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 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
Birmingham +23 52 £60,000 +33.33% 7
Staffordshire -5 10 £24,000 -20.00% 1
Warwickshire +6 7 £40,000 +116.21% 3
Coventry -3 6 £25,625 -48.75%
Solihull -8 3 £35,000 -
Shropshire - 3 £16,875 -
Worcestershire -6 1 £27,500 -15.38%
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Halesowen - 1 £32,500 -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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.

1 162 (100.00%) Windows
2 88 (54.32%) Microsoft
3 64 (39.51%) Active Directory
4 60 (37.04%) Windows 7
5 51 (31.48%) Windows XP
6 48 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (29.01%) HTML
8 46 (28.40%) Apple iOS
9 43 (26.54%) HTML5
10 42 (25.93%) Android
10 42 (25.93%) MVC
11 41 (25.31%) Security Cleared
12 40 (24.69%) Blackberry
13 38 (23.46%) VMware
13 38 (23.46%) SC Cleared
13 38 (23.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 37 (22.84%) SQL Server
15 36 (22.22%) Citrix
15 36 (22.22%) jQuery
15 36 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
16 35 (21.60%) Java
17 34 (20.99%) Scrum
18 33 (20.37%) SQL
18 33 (20.37%) TCP/IP
19 32 (19.75%) E-Commerce
19 32 (19.75%) C#
19 32 (19.75%) JavaScript
19 32 (19.75%) CSS
19 32 (19.75%) JIRA
19 32 (19.75%) Ajax

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 30 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 17 (10.49%) SharePoint
3 15 (9.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 14 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (7.41%) Lync
6 11 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (6.17%) IIS
8 6 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (3.09%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (1.85%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.62%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 26 (16.05%) MS Excel
2 20 (12.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.62%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.62%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.79%) Office 365
2 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (20.37%) TCP/IP
2 30 (18.52%) DNS
3 28 (17.28%) WAN
4 24 (14.81%) LAN
5 19 (11.73%) DHCP
5 19 (11.73%) Firewall
6 16 (9.88%) VPN
7 12 (7.41%) Internet
8 11 (6.79%) SAN
9 10 (6.17%) NetScaler
10 5 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (2.47%) VoIP
11 4 (2.47%) Unified Communications
11 4 (2.47%) NetScreen
11 4 (2.47%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (1.85%) ADSL
12 3 (1.85%) Wireless
13 2 (1.23%) SNMP
13 2 (1.23%) SMTP
14 1 (0.62%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (22.84%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (4.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.85%) MySQL
5 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (19.75%) JIRA
2 31 (19.14%) Git (software)
2 31 (19.14%) Ant
3 26 (16.05%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 5 (3.09%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.23%) MSI
5 2 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.62%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.62%) Subversion
6 1 (0.62%) RequisitePro
General
1 25 (15.43%) Retail
2 20 (12.35%) Finance
3 8 (4.94%) Banking
4 7 (4.32%) Legal
4 7 (4.32%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.23%) Advertising
6 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.62%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 55 (33.95%) Developer
2 28 (17.28%) Mobile Developer
3 27 (16.67%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 27 (16.67%) Analyst
4 26 (16.05%) Applications Developer
5 24 (14.81%) Support Engineer
6 18 (11.11%) Senior Developer
7 15 (9.26%) .NET Developer
7 15 (9.26%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
7 15 (9.26%) Senior Applications Developer
8 14 (8.64%) Support Analyst
8 14 (8.64%) Architect
9 13 (8.02%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (7.41%) Desktop Support
10 12 (7.41%) IT Support
11 10 (6.17%) Service Analyst
12 9 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
12 9 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 8 (4.94%) Service Desk Analyst
13 8 (4.94%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (29.01%) HTML
2 43 (26.54%) HTML5
3 36 (22.22%) jQuery
4 32 (19.75%) CSS
4 32 (19.75%) Ajax
5 31 (19.14%) XML
5 31 (19.14%) JSON
5 31 (19.14%) PhoneGap
5 31 (19.14%) AngularJS
6 28 (17.28%) .NET
7 26 (16.05%) Silverlight
8 19 (11.73%) ASP.NET
9 14 (8.64%) WPF
10 11 (6.79%) Application Packaging
11 10 (6.17%) WCF
12 9 (5.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 6 (3.70%) .NET Framework
14 5 (3.09%) WinForms
14 5 (3.09%) ASP.NET MVC
15 3 (1.85%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 40 (24.69%) Blackberry
2 31 (19.14%) User Experience
3 30 (18.52%) Mobile App
4 26 (16.05%) N-Tier
5 8 (4.94%) iPhone
5 8 (4.94%) iPad
6 7 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.09%) Clustering
8 4 (2.47%) Life Science
9 3 (1.85%) AS400
10 2 (1.23%) iSeries
10 2 (1.23%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.62%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.62%) Pocket PC
11 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 162 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (37.04%) Windows 7
3 51 (31.48%) Windows XP
4 46 (28.40%) Apple iOS
5 42 (25.93%) Android
6 38 (23.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (12.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (10.49%) Windows Vista
10 9 (5.56%) Linux
11 7 (4.32%) Windows Phone
12 4 (2.47%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.23%) Debian
13 2 (1.23%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.62%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.62%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (25.93%) MVC
3 34 (20.99%) Scrum
4 32 (19.75%) E-Commerce
5 31 (19.14%) SOA
5 31 (19.14%) OOP
5 31 (19.14%) Mentoring
6 26 (16.05%) Android Development
6 26 (16.05%) iOS Development
7 23 (14.20%) ITIL
8 9 (5.56%) CRM
9 8 (4.94%) B2B
10 7 (4.32%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (3.09%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (3.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (3.09%) Technical Architecture
12 4 (2.47%) Web Development
12 4 (2.47%) High Availability
12 4 (2.47%) Strategic Planning
12 4 (2.47%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 35 (21.60%) Java
2 33 (20.37%) SQL
3 32 (19.75%) JavaScript
3 32 (19.75%) C#
4 26 (16.05%) ActionScript
4 26 (16.05%) Objective-C
4 26 (16.05%) ActionScript 3.0
5 7 (4.32%) VB
6 6 (3.70%) VB.NET
6 6 (3.70%) XAML
6 6 (3.70%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.47%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.47%) PHP
8 2 (1.23%) VBScript
8 2 (1.23%) VB6
9 1 (0.62%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.62%) C++
Qualifications
1 41 (25.31%) Security Cleared
2 38 (23.46%) SC Cleared
3 29 (17.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (11.11%) MCSE
5 16 (9.88%) MCP
6 10 (6.17%) MCSA
7 7 (4.32%) MCITP
8 6 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (3.70%) CCA
8 6 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (3.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (3.09%) MCTS
9 5 (3.09%) CCEE
10 1 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.62%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.62%) CCNA
10 1 (0.62%) HNC
10 1 (0.62%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 64 (39.51%) Active Directory
2 28 (17.28%) Hyper-V
3 22 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (9.26%) XenApp
4 15 (9.26%) XenDesktop
5 12 (7.41%) vSphere
6 7 (4.32%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.47%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.62%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.62%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (6.17%) SCCM
2 5 (3.09%) XenMobile
3 4 (2.47%) WSUS
3 4 (2.47%) AppDNA
4 3 (1.85%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 88 (54.32%) Microsoft
2 38 (23.46%) VMware
3 36 (22.22%) Citrix
4 31 (19.14%) Sencha
5 26 (16.05%) Appcelerator
6 22 (13.58%) Apple
7 14 (8.64%) Cisco
8 10 (6.17%) HP
9 8 (4.94%) NetApp
10 7 (4.32%) AppSense
11 6 (3.70%) DevExpress
11 6 (3.70%) IBM
12 5 (3.09%) Oracle
12 5 (3.09%) Altiris
13 4 (2.47%) Avaya
14 3 (1.85%) BMC
14 3 (1.85%) Lotus
14 3 (1.85%) Acronis
14 3 (1.85%) Mitel
14 3 (1.85%) Symantec
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Pinewood
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £30,000 + Good Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
The People Network
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 8 days ago
Warwick
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £44999 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £25000 - £37500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Rugby
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago