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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 150 130 192
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +62
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 70 87 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.23% 1.59% 0.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.28% 6.60% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 66 77 17
Average salary £31,500 £33,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% -26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,750 £22,850 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- -15.38%
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
1114 1319 1388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.59% 24.10% 25.12%
Number of salaries quoted 984 1145 1219
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £22,850
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £50,000 £55,000
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 2 September 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 2 September 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
Birmingham +4 46 £34,000 -43.33% 2
Coventry -6 9 £22,750 -21.55%
Warwickshire -2 6 £26,125 +4.50% 1
Worcestershire 0 4 £20,625 -25.00%
Staffordshire -4 3 £19,000 -27.61%
Brierley Hill - 1 £27,500 -
Dudley - 1 £27,500 -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 116 (100.00%) Windows
2 90 (77.59%) Microsoft
3 61 (52.59%) Active Directory
4 56 (48.28%) Windows 7
5 46 (39.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 38 (32.76%) Windows XP
6 38 (32.76%) MS Exchange
6 38 (32.76%) SQL
6 38 (32.76%) VMware
7 31 (26.72%) MS Excel
8 29 (25.00%) .NET
8 29 (25.00%) Apple
8 29 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (24.14%) C#
10 27 (23.28%) Visual Studio
10 27 (23.28%) E-Commerce
10 27 (23.28%) TCP/IP
10 27 (23.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (23.28%) VMware Infrastructure
11 26 (22.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 25 (21.55%) MS Office
12 25 (21.55%) HTML
12 25 (21.55%) HTML5
13 24 (20.69%) jQuery
13 24 (20.69%) ASP.NET
13 24 (20.69%) SLA
13 24 (20.69%) Citrix
14 23 (19.83%) LAN
14 23 (19.83%) WAN
14 23 (19.83%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 38 (32.76%) MS Exchange
2 19 (16.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (9.48%) IIS
5 6 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (4.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.72%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.72%) Lync
8 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.86%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.86%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 31 (26.72%) MS Excel
2 25 (21.55%) MS Office
3 2 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.93%) Office 365
2 3 (2.59%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 27 (23.28%) TCP/IP
2 23 (19.83%) LAN
2 23 (19.83%) WAN
3 22 (18.97%) Firewall
4 21 (18.10%) DNS
5 17 (14.66%) DHCP
6 13 (11.21%) VoIP
7 8 (6.90%) VPN
7 8 (6.90%) Wireless
8 7 (6.03%) VLAN
9 6 (5.17%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (4.31%) Internet
11 4 (3.45%) Network Security
11 4 (3.45%) SAN
12 1 (0.86%) Unified Communications
12 1 (0.86%) Structured Cabling
12 1 (0.86%) NetScreen
12 1 (0.86%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.59%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 27 (23.28%) Visual Studio
2 23 (19.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (5.17%) Finance
1 6 (5.17%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.45%) Retail
3 2 (1.72%) Legal
4 1 (0.86%) Advertising
4 1 (0.86%) Automotive
4 1 (0.86%) Front Office
4 1 (0.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (21.55%) Developer
2 18 (15.52%) Analyst
3 17 (14.66%) IT Support
4 16 (13.79%) Support Engineer
5 13 (11.21%) AWS Developer
6 8 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (6.90%) Administrator
6 8 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (6.90%) Senior Developer
6 8 (6.90%) Support Analyst
7 6 (5.17%) Architect
7 6 (5.17%) Desktop Support
7 6 (5.17%) Technical Architect
7 6 (5.17%) Help Desk Analyst
7 6 (5.17%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) IT Support Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (4.31%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (25.00%) .NET
2 25 (21.55%) HTML
2 25 (21.55%) HTML5
3 24 (20.69%) jQuery
3 24 (20.69%) ASP.NET
4 21 (18.10%) CSS
4 21 (18.10%) CSS3
5 3 (2.59%) WCF
5 3 (2.59%) WPF
6 2 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.62%) Replication
2 6 (5.17%) iPhone
3 5 (4.31%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.59%) CCTV
4 3 (2.59%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.59%) iPad
4 3 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.86%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 116 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (48.28%) Windows 7
3 38 (32.76%) Windows XP
4 29 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (23.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (22.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (12.93%) Windows Vista
8 6 (5.17%) Linux
8 6 (5.17%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (2.59%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.59%) UNIX
11 2 (1.72%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.28%) E-Commerce
2 20 (17.24%) TDD
2 20 (17.24%) Test Automation
3 16 (13.79%) Unit Testing
4 11 (9.48%) Mentoring
4 11 (9.48%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (5.17%) ERP
5 6 (5.17%) ITIL
6 5 (4.31%) CRM
6 5 (4.31%) Service Management
7 4 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (3.45%) MVC
7 4 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (2.59%) Web Testing
8 3 (2.59%) Manual Testing
8 3 (2.59%) Patch Management
8 3 (2.59%) Scrum
8 3 (2.59%) Automated Testing
8 3 (2.59%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 38 (32.76%) SQL
2 28 (24.14%) C#
3 21 (18.10%) JavaScript
4 20 (17.24%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.45%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 46 (39.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (9.48%) MCSE
3 5 (4.31%) CCNA
3 5 (4.31%) MCP
3 5 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.45%) MCTS
4 4 (3.45%) MCITP
5 3 (2.59%) Degree
5 3 (2.59%) ISEB
5 3 (2.59%) MCSA
5 3 (2.59%) A+ Certification
5 3 (2.59%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.86%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (20.69%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (52.59%) Active Directory
2 27 (23.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (19.83%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.03%) XenApp
5 5 (4.31%) Terminal Server
6 4 (3.45%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.72%) MetaFrame
7 2 (1.72%) vSphere
8 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.86%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 4 (3.45%) SCOM
2 3 (2.59%) WSUS
2 3 (2.59%) SCCM
3 1 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 90 (77.59%) Microsoft
2 38 (32.76%) VMware
3 29 (25.00%) Apple
4 24 (20.69%) Citrix
5 8 (6.90%) Avaya
6 7 (6.03%) HP
7 5 (4.31%) Dell
8 4 (3.45%) LANDesk
8 4 (3.45%) SonicWALL
9 3 (2.59%) Veeam
9 3 (2.59%) Cisco
10 2 (1.72%) Barracuda Networks
10 2 (1.72%) Intel
11 1 (0.86%) Lotus
11 1 (0.86%) Symantec
11 1 (0.86%) NEC
11 1 (0.86%) Altiris
11 1 (0.86%) IPFX
11 1 (0.86%) Open-E
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