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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 175 148 187
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +39
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 44 44 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.90% 0.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.47% 3.99% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 41 36 13
Average salary £35,000 £27,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.62% -28.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £19,800
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
- -12.69%
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
1267 1102 1189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.83% 22.43% 23.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1094 965 1018
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Staffordshire +4 16 £24,000 -10.69% 1
Wolverhampton +14 8 £35,500 +77.50%
Shropshire - 8 £36,326 - 2
Birmingham -21 5 £42,500 +31.78% 3
Worcestershire -2 1 - -
Warwickshire -14 1 £47,500 +106.52%
Coventry -21 1 £21,500 -68.72%
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 110 (100.00%) Windows
2 69 (62.73%) Active Directory
3 58 (52.73%) Microsoft
4 46 (41.82%) Windows 7
5 40 (36.36%) Windows XP
6 39 (35.45%) LAN
6 39 (35.45%) WAN
6 39 (35.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (34.55%) VMware
7 38 (34.55%) DNS
8 35 (31.82%) TCP/IP
8 35 (31.82%) MS Exchange
9 32 (29.09%) Citrix
10 28 (25.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 27 (24.55%) Apple
12 25 (22.73%) MS Excel
13 23 (20.91%) VMware Infrastructure
14 21 (19.09%) MS Office
14 21 (19.09%) Microsoft Certification
14 21 (19.09%) Windows Server 2003
15 20 (18.18%) SQL
16 18 (16.36%) DHCP
16 18 (16.36%) Apple iOS
16 18 (16.36%) Exchange Server 2010
17 17 (15.45%) SAN
17 17 (15.45%) Firewall
17 17 (15.45%) Blackberry
17 17 (15.45%) Exchange Server 2013
18 16 (14.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 16 (14.55%) Avaya

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 35 (31.82%) MS Exchange
2 18 (16.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (15.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (14.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (5.45%) IIS
6 4 (3.64%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.82%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.91%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.91%) CMS
8 1 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.91%) Lync
Applications
1 25 (22.73%) MS Excel
2 21 (19.09%) MS Office
3 1 (0.91%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.91%) Office 365
2 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.91%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (35.45%) LAN
1 39 (35.45%) WAN
2 38 (34.55%) DNS
3 35 (31.82%) TCP/IP
4 18 (16.36%) DHCP
5 17 (15.45%) SAN
5 17 (15.45%) Firewall
6 11 (10.00%) VoIP
7 9 (8.18%) VPN
7 9 (8.18%) VLAN
8 8 (7.27%) Internet
8 8 (7.27%) Wireless
9 3 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.82%) Network Security
10 2 (1.82%) NetScreen
11 1 (0.91%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.91%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.91%) MPLS
11 1 (0.91%) SSL
11 1 (0.91%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (7.27%) Visual Studio
2 7 (6.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.82%) JIRA
3 2 (1.82%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.82%) Ant
4 1 (0.91%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 3 (2.73%) Finance
1 3 (2.73%) Automotive
1 3 (2.73%) Retail
2 2 (1.82%) Back Office
2 2 (1.82%) Legal
2 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.91%) Banking
3 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.91%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (19.09%) Analyst
1 21 (19.09%) Support Engineer
2 18 (16.36%) IT Support
3 13 (11.82%) 2nd Line Support
3 13 (11.82%) Developer
4 10 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
5 9 (8.18%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (8.18%) Consultant
5 9 (8.18%) Service Analyst
5 9 (8.18%) Support Technician
6 8 (7.27%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (7.27%) .NET Developer
6 8 (7.27%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 8 (7.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 8 (7.27%) Senior IT Support
7 7 (6.36%) Technical Architect
7 7 (6.36%) Architect
8 6 (5.45%) Senior Developer
8 6 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.55%) HTML
2 14 (12.73%) HTML5
3 13 (11.82%) .NET
3 13 (11.82%) CSS
4 12 (10.91%) ASP.NET
5 11 (10.00%) jQuery
6 8 (7.27%) WCF
6 8 (7.27%) WPF
6 8 (7.27%) CSS3
7 4 (3.64%) Ajax
8 2 (1.82%) JSON
8 2 (1.82%) Web Services
8 2 (1.82%) XML
8 2 (1.82%) WinForms
8 2 (1.82%) PhoneGap
8 2 (1.82%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.91%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.45%) Blackberry
2 8 (7.27%) iPhone
2 8 (7.27%) iPad
3 7 (6.36%) Clustering
4 4 (3.64%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.64%) Replication
5 3 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.82%) User Experience
6 2 (1.82%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.82%) Handset
7 1 (0.91%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.91%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.91%) Life Science
7 1 (0.91%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.91%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.91%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 110 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (41.82%) Windows 7
3 40 (36.36%) Windows XP
4 39 (35.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (25.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (19.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (16.36%) Apple iOS
8 14 (12.73%) Windows Vista
9 10 (9.09%) Linux
10 6 (5.45%) Android
11 3 (2.73%) Windows 2000
11 3 (2.73%) UNIX
12 1 (0.91%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (11.82%) ITIL
2 12 (10.91%) CRM
2 12 (10.91%) E-Commerce
3 11 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (8.18%) Scrum
5 8 (7.27%) B2B
6 7 (6.36%) Service Delivery
6 7 (6.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (5.45%) Line Management
8 5 (4.55%) Project Management
8 5 (4.55%) Unit Testing
8 5 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (3.64%) Test Automation
9 4 (3.64%) TDD
10 3 (2.73%) Web Development
10 3 (2.73%) MVC
10 3 (2.73%) Mobile Development
10 3 (2.73%) Kalman Filter
11 2 (1.82%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (1.82%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.18%) SQL
2 13 (11.82%) JavaScript
3 11 (10.00%) C#
4 6 (5.45%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.64%) Java
6 3 (2.73%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.82%) PHP
8 1 (0.91%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.91%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.91%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.91%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 21 (19.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (8.18%) MCP
2 9 (8.18%) MCSE
3 8 (7.27%) CCNA
3 8 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (6.36%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.73%) MCTS
5 3 (2.73%) MCITP
5 3 (2.73%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.73%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.73%) MCSA
6 2 (1.82%) ISEB
6 2 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.27%) SLA
System Software
1 69 (62.73%) Active Directory
2 23 (20.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (12.73%) Hyper-V
4 8 (7.27%) vSphere
5 5 (4.55%) VMware Server
5 5 (4.55%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.73%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.82%) XenApp
7 2 (1.82%) XenServer
8 1 (0.91%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (7.27%) SCCM
2 4 (3.64%) WSUS
3 3 (2.73%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.82%) SCOM
5 1 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.91%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.91%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 58 (52.73%) Microsoft
2 38 (34.55%) VMware
3 32 (29.09%) Citrix
4 27 (24.55%) Apple
5 16 (14.55%) Avaya
6 13 (11.82%) Cisco
7 7 (6.36%) Symantec
8 4 (3.64%) HP
9 3 (2.73%) Altiris
10 2 (1.82%) LANDesk
10 2 (1.82%) Barracuda Networks
10 2 (1.82%) Sencha
10 2 (1.82%) NetApp
10 2 (1.82%) Lotus
10 2 (1.82%) Adobe
11 1 (0.91%) IBM
11 1 (0.91%) Juniper
11 1 (0.91%) Epicor
11 1 (0.91%) Dell
11 1 (0.91%) Sophos
Shropshire
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £350.00 - £380.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Start Your New Career Ltd
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Start Your New Career Ltd
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Burton on Trent
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 + Bonus
Posted: 25 days ago