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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 137 169 203
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +34
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 82 45 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.43% 0.86% 0.062%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.60% 3.53% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 67 38 3
Average salary £30,000 £31,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% -54.07%
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £30,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-8.19% -6.15%
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
1465 1274 1346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.53% 24.38% 27.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1303 1107 1196
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £21,976 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,100 £50,000
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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +8 43 £40,000 -11.11%
Staffordshire +6 14 £22,500 -25.00% 2
Warwickshire +4 9 £40,000 +81.81% 1
Coventry -3 6 £17,750 -64.50% 1
Solihull -4 3 £30,000 - 3
Herefordshire - 1 £19,500 -
Halesowen - 1 £32,500 -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 171 (100.00%) Windows
2 96 (56.14%) Microsoft
3 70 (40.94%) Active Directory
4 64 (37.43%) Windows 7
5 55 (32.16%) Windows XP
6 51 (29.82%) HTML
7 50 (29.24%) Agile Software Development
8 48 (28.07%) Apple iOS
9 46 (26.90%) HTML5
10 42 (24.56%) Android
11 41 (23.98%) Security Cleared
11 41 (23.98%) VMware
11 41 (23.98%) Citrix
12 40 (23.39%) Blackberry
12 40 (23.39%) jQuery
13 39 (22.81%) SC Cleared
13 39 (22.81%) MVC
14 37 (21.64%) Windows Server 2008
15 36 (21.05%) Scrum
15 36 (21.05%) Java
15 36 (21.05%) JavaScript
15 36 (21.05%) CSS
16 35 (20.47%) TCP/IP
16 35 (20.47%) DNS
16 35 (20.47%) E-Commerce
16 35 (20.47%) Windows Server 2012
17 34 (19.88%) SQL Server
18 33 (19.30%) SQL
18 33 (19.30%) Ajax
19 32 (18.71%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 30 (17.54%) MS Exchange
2 15 (8.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 14 (8.19%) SharePoint
4 12 (7.02%) Lync
4 12 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (5.26%) IIS
7 5 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (2.34%) IBM Notes
8 4 (2.34%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.58%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 27 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 24 (14.04%) MS Office
3 1 (0.58%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.02%) Office 365
2 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (20.47%) TCP/IP
1 35 (20.47%) DNS
2 29 (16.96%) WAN
3 27 (15.79%) LAN
4 24 (14.04%) Firewall
5 20 (11.70%) DHCP
6 14 (8.19%) VPN
7 10 (5.85%) SAN
7 10 (5.85%) Internet
7 10 (5.85%) NetScaler
8 6 (3.51%) VoIP
9 5 (2.92%) NetScreen
10 4 (2.34%) Unified Communications
10 4 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.17%) Wireless
11 2 (1.17%) SSL
11 2 (1.17%) SMTP
11 2 (1.17%) SNMP
11 2 (1.17%) VLAN
11 2 (1.17%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (19.88%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.75%) MySQL
6 2 (1.17%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (18.71%) JIRA
2 31 (18.13%) Git (software)
2 31 (18.13%) Ant
3 26 (15.20%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 8 (4.68%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.58%) RequisitePro
6 1 (0.58%) MSI
6 1 (0.58%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.58%) Subversion
General
1 25 (14.62%) Retail
2 20 (11.70%) Finance
3 8 (4.68%) Banking
4 7 (4.09%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.34%) Legal
6 2 (1.17%) Advertising
6 2 (1.17%) Automotive
6 2 (1.17%) Back Office
7 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 53 (30.99%) Developer
2 27 (15.79%) Analyst
2 27 (15.79%) Applications Developer
2 27 (15.79%) Mobile Applications Developer
2 27 (15.79%) Mobile Developer
3 25 (14.62%) Support Engineer
4 20 (11.70%) Senior Developer
5 15 (8.77%) 2nd Line Support
5 15 (8.77%) Senior Applications Developer
5 15 (8.77%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
6 14 (8.19%) IT Support
6 14 (8.19%) Architect
7 12 (7.02%) Support Analyst
7 12 (7.02%) Service Analyst
7 12 (7.02%) .NET Developer
7 12 (7.02%) IT Support Engineer
8 11 (6.43%) Desktop Support
9 10 (5.85%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (4.68%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (29.82%) HTML
2 46 (26.90%) HTML5
3 40 (23.39%) jQuery
4 36 (21.05%) CSS
5 33 (19.30%) Ajax
6 31 (18.13%) XML
6 31 (18.13%) JSON
6 31 (18.13%) PhoneGap
6 31 (18.13%) AngularJS
7 26 (15.20%) Silverlight
7 26 (15.20%) .NET
8 19 (11.11%) ASP.NET
9 13 (7.60%) WPF
10 12 (7.02%) WCF
11 11 (6.43%) Application Packaging
12 7 (4.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 6 (3.51%) WinForms
14 4 (2.34%) .NET Framework
15 3 (1.75%) Web Services
15 3 (1.75%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 40 (23.39%) Blackberry
2 31 (18.13%) User Experience
3 30 (17.54%) Mobile App
4 26 (15.20%) N-Tier
5 11 (6.43%) iPhone
5 11 (6.43%) iPad
6 8 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (4.09%) Clustering
8 5 (2.92%) Life Science
9 3 (1.75%) AS400
10 2 (1.17%) iSeries
10 2 (1.17%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.58%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.58%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.58%) Pocket PC
11 1 (0.58%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 171 (100.00%) Windows
2 64 (37.43%) Windows 7
3 55 (32.16%) Windows XP
4 48 (28.07%) Apple iOS
5 42 (24.56%) Android
6 37 (21.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (20.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (12.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (11.11%) Windows Vista
10 12 (7.02%) Linux
11 6 (3.51%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.75%) Windows Phone
13 2 (1.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (1.17%) Debian
13 2 (1.17%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.58%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.58%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (29.24%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (22.81%) MVC
3 36 (21.05%) Scrum
4 35 (20.47%) E-Commerce
5 31 (18.13%) SOA
5 31 (18.13%) OOP
5 31 (18.13%) Mentoring
6 26 (15.20%) Android Development
6 26 (15.20%) iOS Development
7 23 (13.45%) ITIL
8 15 (8.77%) CRM
9 11 (6.43%) B2B
10 8 (4.68%) Project Management
11 7 (4.09%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (3.51%) Unit Testing
12 6 (3.51%) High Availability
13 5 (2.92%) Technical Architecture
13 5 (2.92%) Service Delivery
13 5 (2.92%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 36 (21.05%) Java
1 36 (21.05%) JavaScript
2 33 (19.30%) SQL
3 30 (17.54%) C#
4 26 (15.20%) ActionScript
4 26 (15.20%) Objective-C
4 26 (15.20%) ActionScript 3.0
5 7 (4.09%) T-SQL
6 6 (3.51%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.34%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.34%) PHP
8 2 (1.17%) VB
8 2 (1.17%) XAML
9 1 (0.58%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.58%) VBScript
9 1 (0.58%) C++
Qualifications
1 41 (23.98%) Security Cleared
2 39 (22.81%) SC Cleared
3 29 (16.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (9.94%) MCSE
5 16 (9.36%) MCP
6 9 (5.26%) MCSA
7 7 (4.09%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (4.09%) MCITP
8 6 (3.51%) CCA
8 6 (3.51%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (2.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.92%) MCTS
9 5 (2.92%) CCEE
10 1 (0.58%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.58%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.77%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (40.94%) Active Directory
2 27 (15.79%) Hyper-V
3 23 (13.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (8.77%) XenApp
4 15 (8.77%) XenDesktop
5 14 (8.19%) vSphere
6 6 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.34%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (3.51%) WSUS
1 6 (3.51%) SCCM
2 5 (2.92%) XenMobile
3 4 (2.34%) AppDNA
4 3 (1.75%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.58%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 96 (56.14%) Microsoft
2 41 (23.98%) Citrix
2 41 (23.98%) VMware
3 31 (18.13%) Sencha
4 28 (16.37%) Apple
5 26 (15.20%) Appcelerator
6 11 (6.43%) HP
6 11 (6.43%) Cisco
7 10 (5.85%) NetApp
8 8 (4.68%) Avaya
9 7 (4.09%) Altiris
10 6 (3.51%) AppSense
10 6 (3.51%) IBM
11 4 (2.34%) Lotus
11 4 (2.34%) Oracle
11 4 (2.34%) DevExpress
12 3 (1.75%) Acronis
12 3 (1.75%) Mitel
12 3 (1.75%) Symantec
12 3 (1.75%) Remedy
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £37000 - £46000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Anderson Scott Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum 35 days A/L, 5% Pension, Life Assura
Posted: 7 days ago
Solihull
Networx Recruitment
Salary: £19,729pa increasing to £20,767pa after 12 months
Posted: 8 days ago
Solihull
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Car
Posted: 14 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
RM Education
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + £1k bonus
Posted: 21 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £18000.00 - £20000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 21 days ago