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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 130 176 207
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +31
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 96 23 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.72% 0.43% 0.041%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.77% 1.71% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 79 15 2
Average salary £35,000 £38,750 £33,625
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.67% +15.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,900 £20,525
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £46,725
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
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
1417 1343 1217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.46% 25.06% 25.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1228 1195 1047
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 18 September 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 September 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 +50 58 £60,000 +130.72% 5
Staffordshire +1 13 £25,500 -38.18% 1
Coventry -2 7 £29,000 +28.88%
Solihull -2 5 £30,000 -40.00%
Herefordshire - 3 - -
Shropshire - 3 £16,875 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £31,500 -
Warwickshire +8 1 £27,500 -38.88%
Worcestershire -2 1 £27,500 -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 154 (100.00%) Windows
2 80 (51.95%) Microsoft
3 68 (44.16%) Active Directory
4 65 (42.21%) Windows 7
5 54 (35.06%) Windows XP
6 47 (30.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (26.62%) Blackberry
8 40 (25.97%) Apple iOS
8 40 (25.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 39 (25.32%) Citrix
10 38 (24.68%) TCP/IP
11 37 (24.03%) VMware
12 36 (23.38%) Agile Software Development
13 35 (22.73%) SQL Server
14 34 (22.08%) Android
14 34 (22.08%) Security Cleared
15 33 (21.43%) MVC
16 32 (20.78%) HTML
17 31 (20.13%) WAN
17 31 (20.13%) HTML5
18 30 (19.48%) DNS
18 30 (19.48%) SC Cleared
19 28 (18.18%) SQL
20 27 (17.53%) MS Exchange
20 27 (17.53%) MS Excel
20 27 (17.53%) Hyper-V
20 27 (17.53%) Scrum
21 26 (16.88%) jQuery
21 26 (16.88%) JIRA
21 26 (16.88%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 27 (17.53%) MS Exchange
2 19 (12.34%) SharePoint
3 18 (11.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 13 (8.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (7.79%) Lync
6 11 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (4.55%) IIS
8 6 (3.90%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.95%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.65%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 27 (17.53%) MS Excel
2 19 (12.34%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.65%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.65%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.84%) Office 365
2 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (24.68%) TCP/IP
2 31 (20.13%) WAN
3 30 (19.48%) DNS
4 25 (16.23%) LAN
5 20 (12.99%) DHCP
6 18 (11.69%) VPN
7 12 (7.79%) Internet
8 11 (7.14%) SAN
8 11 (7.14%) NetScaler
9 10 (6.49%) Firewall
10 6 (3.90%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (3.25%) ADSL
11 5 (3.25%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (2.60%) Unified Communications
13 3 (1.95%) Wireless
14 2 (1.30%) VLAN
14 2 (1.30%) VoIP
14 2 (1.30%) SNMP
14 2 (1.30%) SMTP
14 2 (1.30%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (6.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (5.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.95%) MySQL
6 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (16.88%) JIRA
2 25 (16.23%) Ant
2 25 (16.23%) Git (software)
3 22 (14.29%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 4 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.95%) MSI
6 2 (1.30%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.65%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.65%) RequisitePro
7 1 (0.65%) Subversion
General
1 20 (12.99%) Retail
2 15 (9.74%) Finance
3 9 (5.84%) Legal
4 5 (3.25%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.25%) Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.65%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 47 (30.52%) Developer
2 28 (18.18%) Analyst
3 27 (17.53%) Support Engineer
4 24 (15.58%) Mobile Developer
5 23 (14.94%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 22 (14.29%) Applications Developer
7 15 (9.74%) Support Analyst
7 15 (9.74%) 2nd Line Support
8 14 (9.09%) Architect
8 14 (9.09%) .NET Developer
9 13 (8.44%) IT Support
10 12 (7.79%) Desktop Support
10 12 (7.79%) Senior Developer
11 11 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
11 11 (7.14%) Senior Applications Developer
11 11 (7.14%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
12 10 (6.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 10 (6.49%) Service Analyst
13 8 (5.19%) Service Desk Analyst
13 8 (5.19%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (20.78%) HTML
2 31 (20.13%) HTML5
3 26 (16.88%) jQuery
4 25 (16.23%) CSS
4 25 (16.23%) XML
4 25 (16.23%) JSON
4 25 (16.23%) Ajax
4 25 (16.23%) PhoneGap
4 25 (16.23%) AngularJS
5 22 (14.29%) Silverlight
6 21 (13.64%) .NET
7 13 (8.44%) ASP.NET
8 11 (7.14%) WPF
8 11 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 10 (6.49%) Application Packaging
10 8 (5.19%) .NET Framework
11 7 (4.55%) WCF
12 5 (3.25%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (2.60%) WinForms
14 3 (1.95%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 41 (26.62%) Blackberry
2 25 (16.23%) Mobile App
2 25 (16.23%) User Experience
3 22 (14.29%) N-Tier
4 6 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.25%) iPhone
5 5 (3.25%) iPad
6 2 (1.30%) Clustering
6 2 (1.30%) iSeries
6 2 (1.30%) Life Science
6 2 (1.30%) AS400
7 1 (0.65%) Pocket PC
Operating Systems
1 154 (100.00%) Windows
2 65 (42.21%) Windows 7
3 54 (35.06%) Windows XP
4 47 (30.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (25.97%) Apple iOS
5 40 (25.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (22.08%) Android
7 22 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (4.55%) Linux
8 7 (4.55%) Windows Vista
8 7 (4.55%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.30%) Debian
9 2 (1.30%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.30%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.65%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.65%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (23.38%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (21.43%) MVC
3 27 (17.53%) Scrum
4 25 (16.23%) OOP
4 25 (16.23%) E-Commerce
4 25 (16.23%) SOA
4 25 (16.23%) Mentoring
5 22 (14.29%) Android Development
5 22 (14.29%) iOS Development
5 22 (14.29%) ITIL
6 5 (3.25%) B2B
6 5 (3.25%) CRM
6 5 (3.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (2.60%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (2.60%) Change Control
7 4 (2.60%) Strategic Planning
7 4 (2.60%) Web Development
7 4 (2.60%) ERP
8 3 (1.95%) Service Delivery
8 3 (1.95%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (18.18%) SQL
2 26 (16.88%) Java
3 25 (16.23%) JavaScript
3 25 (16.23%) C#
4 22 (14.29%) ActionScript 3.0
4 22 (14.29%) ActionScript
4 22 (14.29%) Objective-C
5 11 (7.14%) VB
6 8 (5.19%) VB.NET
7 6 (3.90%) XAML
8 4 (2.60%) VB6
8 4 (2.60%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.60%) PHP
9 3 (1.95%) VBScript
10 2 (1.30%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.65%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.65%) C++
Qualifications
1 34 (22.08%) Security Cleared
2 30 (19.48%) SC Cleared
3 24 (15.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (8.44%) MCP
4 13 (8.44%) MCSE
5 7 (4.55%) MCSA
6 6 (3.90%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (3.25%) CCA
7 5 (3.25%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (3.25%) MCITP
8 4 (2.60%) CCEE
8 4 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.60%) MCTS
9 2 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.30%) CCNA
10 1 (0.65%) HNC
10 1 (0.65%) HND
10 1 (0.65%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.84%) SLA
System Software
1 68 (44.16%) Active Directory
2 27 (17.53%) Hyper-V
3 21 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (11.04%) XenDesktop
5 14 (9.09%) XenApp
6 7 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (4.55%) vSphere
7 6 (3.90%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.65%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.65%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (10.39%) SCCM
2 7 (4.55%) AppDNA
3 4 (2.60%) XenMobile
3 4 (2.60%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.60%) WSUS
3 4 (2.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 80 (51.95%) Microsoft
2 39 (25.32%) Citrix
3 37 (24.03%) VMware
4 25 (16.23%) Cisco
4 25 (16.23%) Sencha
5 22 (14.29%) Appcelerator
6 19 (12.34%) Apple
7 10 (6.49%) IBM
7 10 (6.49%) HP
8 9 (5.84%) NetApp
9 8 (5.19%) DevExpress
10 7 (4.55%) AppSense
11 5 (3.25%) Oracle
12 4 (2.60%) Intel
12 4 (2.60%) Symantec
13 3 (1.95%) Lotus
13 3 (1.95%) BMC
13 3 (1.95%) Remedy
13 3 (1.95%) Altiris
13 3 (1.95%) Mitel
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Code Red Associates
Salary: £35000 to £40000 per annum - Plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: Excellent
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