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

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 185 159 157
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 45 52 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.80% 1.03% 0.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.16% 4.14% 2.84%
Number of salaries quoted 38 46 26
Average salary £28,000 £22,500 £29,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.44% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,400 £18,875 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £44,500 £46,250
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £28,750
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%
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
1081 1256 1021
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.22% 24.93% 24.12%
Number of salaries quoted 912 1088 848
Average salary £36,500 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.95% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 8 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(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 +14 20 £35,000 -8.49% 5
Warwickshire -2 16 £27,500 -42.10% 2
Worcestershire +5 5 £19,000 - 1
Coventry -8 1 £14,000 -33.33%
Dudley - 1 £21,000 -
Halesowen - 1 £30,000 - 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 103 (100.00%) Windows
2 76 (73.79%) Microsoft
3 72 (69.90%) Active Directory
4 64 (62.14%) Windows 7
5 58 (56.31%) VMware
6 54 (52.43%) Windows Server
7 44 (42.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 42 (40.78%) MS Exchange
9 39 (37.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (34.95%) Windows XP
11 35 (33.98%) MS Excel
12 29 (28.16%) VMware Infrastructure
13 28 (27.18%) SLA
14 27 (26.21%) Firewall
15 24 (23.30%) MS Office
16 23 (22.33%) SQL Server
16 23 (22.33%) Citrix
16 23 (22.33%) Windows Server 2003
17 22 (21.36%) Exchange Server 2013
18 20 (19.42%) Exchange Server 2010
18 20 (19.42%) Microsoft Certification
19 19 (18.45%) WAN
19 19 (18.45%) Hyper-V
20 18 (17.48%) LAN
21 17 (16.50%) DHCP
21 17 (16.50%) DNS
22 16 (15.53%) Office 365
23 15 (14.56%) Windows 10
24 14 (13.59%) Cisco
24 14 (13.59%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 42 (40.78%) MS Exchange
2 22 (21.36%) Exchange Server 2013
3 20 (19.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (10.68%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (6.80%) IIS
6 6 (5.83%) Skype for Business
7 4 (3.88%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.97%) Confluence
Applications
1 35 (33.98%) MS Excel
2 24 (23.30%) MS Office
3 3 (2.91%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.94%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.53%) Office 365
2 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.97%) IaaS
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (26.21%) Firewall
2 19 (18.45%) WAN
3 18 (17.48%) LAN
4 17 (16.50%) DHCP
4 17 (16.50%) DNS
5 14 (13.59%) TCP/IP
6 11 (10.68%) SAN
7 10 (9.71%) VPN
8 9 (8.74%) Network Security
8 9 (8.74%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (7.77%) VLAN
9 8 (7.77%) Wireless
10 6 (5.83%) IPv4
11 5 (4.85%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (4.85%) VoIP
12 3 (2.91%) Internet
13 2 (1.94%) iSCSI
13 2 (1.94%) NetScreen
13 2 (1.94%) Structured Cabling
14 1 (0.97%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (22.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.97%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (6.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.91%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (5.83%) Retail
2 5 (4.85%) Finance
3 3 (2.91%) Legal
4 2 (1.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.97%) Advertising
5 1 (0.97%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (21.36%) Analyst
1 22 (21.36%) Support Engineer
2 21 (20.39%) IT Support
3 14 (13.59%) Support Analyst
4 13 (12.62%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (10.68%) IT Analyst
5 11 (10.68%) Senior IT Support
6 10 (9.71%) Help Desk Support
6 10 (9.71%) IT Support Analyst
7 9 (8.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 9 (8.74%) Infrastructure Technician
7 9 (8.74%) Network Engineer
8 7 (6.80%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 7 (6.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (6.80%) Consultant
8 7 (6.80%) IT Engineer
8 7 (6.80%) Senior Support Engineer
8 7 (6.80%) Service Desk Engineer
8 7 (6.80%) Support Technician
9 6 (5.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.71%) .NET
2 6 (5.83%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.91%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.91%) Entity Framework
3 3 (2.91%) Software Packaging
3 3 (2.91%) Web Services
4 1 (0.97%) COM
4 1 (0.97%) CSS
4 1 (0.97%) HTML
4 1 (0.97%) HTML5
4 1 (0.97%) jQuery
4 1 (0.97%) JSON
4 1 (0.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.97%) XML
4 1 (0.97%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.74%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.77%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.88%) iPhone
4 4 (3.88%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.91%) Clustering
5 3 (2.91%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.91%) EPoS
5 3 (2.91%) Replication
6 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.97%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.97%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.97%) Statistics
7 1 (0.97%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 103 (100.00%) Windows
2 64 (62.14%) Windows 7
3 54 (52.43%) Windows Server
4 44 (42.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (37.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (34.95%) Windows XP
7 23 (22.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (14.56%) Windows 10
9 8 (7.77%) Windows Vista
10 7 (6.80%) Windows 2000 Server
11 6 (5.83%) Android
12 5 (4.85%) Apple iOS
13 4 (3.88%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.97%) Linux
14 1 (0.97%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.97%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (6.80%) ITIL
2 5 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (4.85%) Software Deployment
3 4 (3.88%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (3.88%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (3.88%) Ticket Management
4 3 (2.91%) Automated Testing
4 3 (2.91%) E-Commerce
4 3 (2.91%) Manual Testing
4 3 (2.91%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (2.91%) Service Management
4 3 (2.91%) Web Testing
5 2 (1.94%) Business Continuity
5 2 (1.94%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (1.94%) CRM
5 2 (1.94%) ERP
5 2 (1.94%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (1.94%) Presales
5 2 (1.94%) Web Filtering
6 1 (0.97%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.62%) SQL
2 8 (7.77%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.80%) C#
4 5 (4.85%) VB
5 4 (3.88%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.91%) Java
6 3 (2.91%) VB6
7 2 (1.94%) PHP
8 1 (0.97%) C
8 1 (0.97%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.97%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 20 (19.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (11.65%) MCSA
2 12 (11.65%) MCSE
3 11 (10.68%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (10.68%) Degree
4 9 (8.74%) CCNA
5 5 (4.85%) CCNP
5 5 (4.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.88%) MCTS
6 4 (3.88%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.91%) ISEB
7 3 (2.91%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.91%) MCDST
8 2 (1.94%) MCITP
8 2 (1.94%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.97%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.97%) MCP
9 1 (0.97%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (27.18%) SLA
2 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 72 (69.90%) Active Directory
2 29 (28.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (18.45%) Hyper-V
4 10 (9.71%) vSphere
5 8 (7.77%) XenApp
6 7 (6.80%) VMware ESX
7 4 (3.88%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.94%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.97%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.97%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.97%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.97%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (5.83%) SCCM
2 4 (3.88%) WSUS
3 3 (2.91%) Sysprep
4 1 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.97%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 76 (73.79%) Microsoft
2 58 (56.31%) VMware
3 23 (22.33%) Citrix
4 14 (13.59%) Cisco
5 7 (6.80%) SonicWALL
6 6 (5.83%) HP
7 5 (4.85%) Juniper
8 4 (3.88%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.88%) Palo Alto
9 3 (2.91%) Dell
9 3 (2.91%) DevExpress
10 2 (1.94%) Cyberoam
10 2 (1.94%) NetApp
10 2 (1.94%) Open-E
11 1 (0.97%) AppSense
11 1 (0.97%) Avaya
11 1 (0.97%) Intel
11 1 (0.97%) Intel Security
11 1 (0.97%) Sophos
11 1 (0.97%) Symantec
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