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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 140 177 185
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +8
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 73 28 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.35% 0.50% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.35% 2.01% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 66 24 7
Average salary £31,500 £50,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.00% +51.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,800 £25,300 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £28,750 £35,000 £41,750
% change year-on-year
-17.85% -16.16%
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1149 1390 1153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.31% 24.96% 23.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1008 1174 1020
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +43 44 £33,000 +28.14% 9
Staffordshire -2 10 £28,250 -43.50% 1
Coventry +9 5 £27,500 -21.42% 1
Solihull -4 5 £37,624 -14.97%
Warwickshire +13 4 £25,000 -44.44%
Wolverhampton - 2 £31,500 -
Herefordshire - 2 - - 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 113 (100.00%) Windows
2 64 (56.64%) Microsoft
3 60 (53.10%) Active Directory
4 59 (52.21%) Windows 7
5 46 (40.71%) Windows XP
6 45 (39.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (31.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (30.97%) SQL Server
9 33 (29.20%) VMware
10 31 (27.43%) WAN
11 30 (26.55%) Cisco
11 30 (26.55%) Citrix
12 27 (23.89%) TCP/IP
13 26 (23.01%) SQL
14 25 (22.12%) LAN
15 24 (21.24%) MS Exchange
15 24 (21.24%) MS Excel
16 23 (20.35%) Blackberry
16 23 (20.35%) DNS
16 23 (20.35%) Hyper-V
17 22 (19.47%) SharePoint
17 22 (19.47%) C#
18 21 (18.58%) Windows Server 2003
18 21 (18.58%) VMware Infrastructure
19 20 (17.70%) Microsoft Certification
20 19 (16.81%) MS Office
20 19 (16.81%) DHCP
21 18 (15.93%) VPN
21 18 (15.93%) Apple iOS
22 17 (15.04%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 24 (21.24%) MS Exchange
2 22 (19.47%) SharePoint
3 15 (13.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 13 (11.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (7.96%) Lync
5 9 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (6.19%) IIS
7 6 (5.31%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.88%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (21.24%) MS Excel
2 19 (16.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.88%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.62%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (27.43%) WAN
2 27 (23.89%) TCP/IP
3 25 (22.12%) LAN
4 23 (20.35%) DNS
5 19 (16.81%) DHCP
6 18 (15.93%) VPN
7 13 (11.50%) Internet
8 10 (8.85%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (7.96%) NetScaler
10 8 (7.08%) Firewall
11 6 (5.31%) SAN
12 5 (4.42%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (4.42%) Unified Communications
13 4 (3.54%) ADSL
14 2 (1.77%) PABX
14 2 (1.77%) SSL
14 2 (1.77%) Wireless
14 2 (1.77%) NetScreen
15 1 (0.88%) Reverse Proxy
15 1 (0.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (30.97%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (8.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (7.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.77%) MySQL
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.42%) JIRA
1 5 (4.42%) Git (software)
1 5 (4.42%) Ant
1 5 (4.42%) PhoneGap
1 5 (4.42%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 4 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.65%) MSI
4 1 (0.88%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.88%) RequisitePro
4 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (7.96%) Legal
2 7 (6.19%) Finance
3 6 (5.31%) Retail
4 1 (0.88%) Publishing
4 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (23.89%) Developer
2 24 (21.24%) Support Engineer
3 22 (19.47%) Analyst
4 13 (11.50%) IT Support
4 13 (11.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (10.62%) Support Analyst
5 12 (10.62%) .NET Developer
6 11 (9.73%) Help Desk Support
7 10 (8.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (7.96%) Architect
9 8 (7.08%) Desktop Support
9 8 (7.08%) Consultant
10 7 (6.19%) Mobile Developer
10 7 (6.19%) IT Support Engineer
10 7 (6.19%) Help Desk Engineer
10 7 (6.19%) Service Analyst
10 7 (6.19%) Help Desk Support Engineer
11 6 (5.31%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (5.31%) Senior Support Engineer
12 5 (4.42%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.04%) .NET
2 12 (10.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 9 (7.96%) HTML5
3 9 (7.96%) HTML
3 9 (7.96%) ASP.NET
4 8 (7.08%) WPF
4 8 (7.08%) .NET Framework
5 7 (6.19%) Application Packaging
6 6 (5.31%) jQuery
7 5 (4.42%) JSON
7 5 (4.42%) Silverlight
7 5 (4.42%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (4.42%) Ajax
7 5 (4.42%) CSS
7 5 (4.42%) XML
7 5 (4.42%) AngularJS
8 4 (3.54%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (3.54%) Reactive Extensions
8 4 (3.54%) WinForms
8 4 (3.54%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.35%) Blackberry
2 7 (6.19%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.42%) N-Tier
4 4 (3.54%) iPad
4 4 (3.54%) iPhone
5 2 (1.77%) AS400
5 2 (1.77%) iSeries
6 1 (0.88%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 113 (100.00%) Windows
2 59 (52.21%) Windows 7
3 46 (40.71%) Windows XP
4 45 (39.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (31.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (18.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (15.93%) Apple iOS
8 14 (12.39%) Android
9 6 (5.31%) Windows Phone
10 4 (3.54%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.77%) Linux
12 1 (0.88%) Debian
12 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.39%) MVC
1 14 (12.39%) ITIL
2 9 (7.96%) Scrum
3 8 (7.08%) E-Commerce
4 5 (4.42%) SOA
4 5 (4.42%) OOP
4 5 (4.42%) Change Control
4 5 (4.42%) Android Development
4 5 (4.42%) iOS Development
5 4 (3.54%) CQRS
5 4 (3.54%) CRM
5 4 (3.54%) Domain-Driven Design
5 4 (3.54%) Unit Testing
5 4 (3.54%) Refactoring
5 4 (3.54%) Web Development
6 3 (2.65%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (2.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (2.65%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (2.65%) Strategic Planning
6 3 (2.65%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 26 (23.01%) SQL
2 22 (19.47%) C#
3 11 (9.73%) VB
4 8 (7.08%) VB.NET
5 5 (4.42%) ActionScript 3.0
5 5 (4.42%) PowerShell
5 5 (4.42%) Objective-C
5 5 (4.42%) XAML
5 5 (4.42%) ActionScript
5 5 (4.42%) Java
5 5 (4.42%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.54%) PHP
6 4 (3.54%) VB6
7 3 (2.65%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (17.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (10.62%) MCP
2 12 (10.62%) Security Cleared
3 11 (9.73%) MCSE
4 7 (6.19%) SC Cleared
5 6 (5.31%) MCSA
6 4 (3.54%) MCITP
7 3 (2.65%) MCTS
7 3 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.65%) CCA
7 3 (2.65%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (2.65%) CCEE
8 2 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.77%) CCNA
9 1 (0.88%) HNC
9 1 (0.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.54%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (53.10%) Active Directory
2 23 (20.35%) Hyper-V
3 21 (18.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (10.62%) XenDesktop
5 10 (8.85%) XenApp
6 6 (5.31%) Terminal Services
6 6 (5.31%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (4.42%) vSphere
8 1 (0.88%) XenServer
8 1 (0.88%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 16 (14.16%) SCCM
2 7 (6.19%) Backup Exec
3 6 (5.31%) AppDNA
4 4 (3.54%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (3.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (2.65%) WSUS
5 3 (2.65%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 64 (56.64%) Microsoft
2 33 (29.20%) VMware
3 30 (26.55%) Cisco
3 30 (26.55%) Citrix
4 13 (11.50%) Apple
5 8 (7.08%) HP
5 8 (7.08%) Symantec
5 8 (7.08%) DevExpress
6 7 (6.19%) IBM
7 6 (5.31%) AppSense
8 5 (4.42%) NetApp
8 5 (4.42%) Sencha
8 5 (4.42%) Appcelerator
9 4 (3.54%) Oracle
9 4 (3.54%) Intel
10 3 (2.65%) Remedy
10 3 (2.65%) BMC
11 2 (1.77%) MobileIron
11 2 (1.77%) Acronis
11 2 (1.77%) Unisys
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