The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 156 183 -
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 41 19 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.38% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.73% 1.60% -
Number of salaries quoted 33 12 0
Average salary £27,000 £37,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £32,500 -
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1098 1188 1045
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.20% 23.72% 22.32%
Number of salaries quoted 963 1011 936
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Windows 8
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +15 14 £32,250 -24.11% 3
Staffordshire +5 9 £27,000 -28.00% 1
Solihull -1 5 £37,500 -
Warwickshire +11 4 £23,000 -42.50%
Herefordshire - 4 - -
Coventry - 3 £67,500 -
Halesowen - 2 £23,500 -
Wolverhampton -10 1 £20,000 -50.00% 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 73 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (58.90%) Microsoft
3 41 (56.16%) Active Directory
3 41 (56.16%) Windows 7
4 31 (42.47%) Windows XP
5 28 (38.36%) MS Excel
5 28 (38.36%) WAN
5 28 (38.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (36.99%) LAN
7 22 (30.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (27.40%) Cisco
9 18 (24.66%) VMware
10 14 (19.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (19.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (19.18%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (17.81%) Lync
11 13 (17.81%) Citrix
11 13 (17.81%) TCP/IP
12 12 (16.44%) Firewall
12 12 (16.44%) SharePoint
12 12 (16.44%) MS Exchange
12 12 (16.44%) MS Office
12 12 (16.44%) SCCM
13 11 (15.07%) Office 365
13 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
14 10 (13.70%) MCSE
14 10 (13.70%) VPN
14 10 (13.70%) Blackberry
14 10 (13.70%) Apple
14 10 (13.70%) MCITP

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (17.81%) Lync
2 12 (16.44%) SharePoint
2 12 (16.44%) MS Exchange
3 7 (9.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (6.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (4.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.74%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.37%) IIS
Applications
1 28 (38.36%) MS Excel
2 12 (16.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.37%) Epicor Vantage
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.07%) Office 365
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (38.36%) WAN
2 27 (36.99%) LAN
3 13 (17.81%) TCP/IP
4 12 (16.44%) Firewall
5 10 (13.70%) VPN
6 9 (12.33%) DNS
7 8 (10.96%) Internet
8 7 (9.59%) DHCP
9 6 (8.22%) Unified Communications
10 5 (6.85%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (5.48%) NetScaler
12 3 (4.11%) SAN
13 2 (2.74%) SMTP
13 2 (2.74%) MPLS
13 2 (2.74%) SSL
13 2 (2.74%) VoIP
13 2 (2.74%) PABX
13 2 (2.74%) Reverse Proxy
13 2 (2.74%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (2.74%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.37%) MSI
General
1 3 (4.11%) Retail
2 2 (2.74%) Publishing
2 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.74%) Finance
3 1 (1.37%) Legal
3 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (23.29%) Support Engineer
2 14 (19.18%) 2nd Line Support
3 13 (17.81%) Consultant
4 9 (12.33%) IT Support
5 8 (10.96%) Help Desk Support
5 8 (10.96%) Analyst
5 8 (10.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Junior
6 6 (8.22%) Developer
6 6 (8.22%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Help Desk Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Junior Project Manager
8 4 (5.48%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) IT Project Manager
8 4 (5.48%) C# Developer
8 4 (5.48%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Architect
8 4 (5.48%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 4 (5.48%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (5.48%) Reactive Extensions
2 4 (5.48%) LINQ
3 3 (4.11%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.37%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.37%) .NET
4 1 (1.37%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) Blackberry
2 8 (10.96%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.74%) iPad
3 2 (2.74%) iPhone
4 1 (1.37%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.37%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 73 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (56.16%) Windows 7
3 31 (42.47%) Windows XP
4 28 (38.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (30.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (19.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (10.96%) Mac OS X
8 3 (4.11%) Android
8 3 (4.11%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.74%) Windows Phone
9 2 (2.74%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.33%) Migration
2 7 (9.59%) Change Control
2 7 (9.59%) ITIL
2 7 (9.59%) Password Management
3 4 (5.48%) MVC
3 4 (5.48%) Project Management
3 4 (5.48%) CRM
3 4 (5.48%) CQRS
3 4 (5.48%) Unit Testing
3 4 (5.48%) Domain-Driven Design
3 4 (5.48%) Refactoring
4 3 (4.11%) Software Deployment
4 3 (4.11%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (2.74%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.74%) BCP
5 2 (2.74%) PRINCE2
5 2 (2.74%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (2.74%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (2.74%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (2.74%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.33%) SQL
2 6 (8.22%) C#
3 5 (6.85%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.11%) VBScript
4 3 (4.11%) VB
5 1 (1.37%) VB6
5 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (19.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (13.70%) MCSE
2 10 (13.70%) MCITP
3 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 5 (6.85%) MCP
5 3 (4.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.74%) CCNA
6 2 (2.74%) CCA
6 2 (2.74%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.74%) VCAP
6 2 (2.74%) CCEE
6 2 (2.74%) CCIA
7 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 41 (56.16%) Active Directory
2 14 (19.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.59%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.48%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (5.48%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.74%) vSphere
5 2 (2.74%) XenApp
5 2 (2.74%) XenServer
6 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.37%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (16.44%) SCCM
2 5 (6.85%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (6.85%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.11%) WSUS
3 3 (4.11%) SCOM
3 3 (4.11%) SCVMM
3 3 (4.11%) SCDPM
4 2 (2.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (2.74%) AppDNA
5 1 (1.37%) SCSM
5 1 (1.37%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 43 (58.90%) Microsoft
2 20 (27.40%) Cisco
3 18 (24.66%) VMware
4 13 (17.81%) Citrix
5 10 (13.70%) Apple
6 8 (10.96%) Sophos
6 8 (10.96%) Dell
7 7 (9.59%) NetApp
8 5 (6.85%) Symantec
9 3 (4.11%) IBM
9 3 (4.11%) HP
9 3 (4.11%) AppSense
10 2 (2.74%) Avaya
10 2 (2.74%) Becrypt
10 2 (2.74%) MobileIron
10 2 (2.74%) Fujitsu
11 1 (1.37%) DevExpress
11 1 (1.37%) WatchGuard
11 1 (1.37%) ProCurve
11 1 (1.37%) Unisys
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