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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 161 159 183
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +24
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 49 27 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.98% 0.65% 0.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.00% 2.86% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 47 23 4
Average salary £25,000 £27,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.40% -25.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,749 £22,000 £26,550
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £42,000 £40,000
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
1225 944 1140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.52% 22.77% 25.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1041 783 982
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,500 £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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +11 18 £23,250 -13.88% 4
Wolverhampton +5 7 £32,500 +62.50% 1
Birmingham -18 6 £40,000 +33.33% 2
Coventry -18 6 £21,000 -35.38%
Shropshire - 4 £20,500 - 2
Herefordshire -4 3 £22,000 -
Solihull +2 2 £20,248 -46.00%
Worcestershire - 2 - -
Warwickshire -16 1 £47,500 +106.52% 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 127 (100.00%) Windows
2 70 (55.12%) Active Directory
3 67 (52.76%) Microsoft
4 51 (40.16%) Windows 7
5 44 (34.65%) Windows XP
6 41 (32.28%) VMware
7 39 (30.71%) DNS
8 38 (29.92%) Citrix
9 37 (29.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (28.35%) MS Exchange
11 35 (27.56%) TCP/IP
12 31 (24.41%) LAN
12 31 (24.41%) WAN
13 30 (23.62%) Apple
14 29 (22.83%) HTML
15 28 (22.05%) MS Excel
16 26 (20.47%) Apple iOS
16 26 (20.47%) Windows Server 2012
17 24 (18.90%) Blackberry
17 24 (18.90%) Firewall
18 23 (18.11%) SQL
18 23 (18.11%) HTML5
18 23 (18.11%) VMware Infrastructure
19 21 (16.54%) Windows Server 2003
19 21 (16.54%) jQuery
19 21 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
20 20 (15.75%) JavaScript
20 20 (15.75%) .NET
20 20 (15.75%) CSS
20 20 (15.75%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 36 (28.35%) MS Exchange
2 18 (14.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 12 (9.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (9.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (5.51%) IIS
5 4 (3.15%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.57%) Lync
6 2 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.79%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.79%) CMS
Applications
1 28 (22.05%) MS Excel
2 17 (13.39%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.09%) Office 365
2 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (30.71%) DNS
2 35 (27.56%) TCP/IP
3 31 (24.41%) LAN
3 31 (24.41%) WAN
4 24 (18.90%) Firewall
5 20 (15.75%) SAN
6 16 (12.60%) DHCP
7 12 (9.45%) VPN
8 9 (7.09%) VoIP
9 8 (6.30%) Internet
10 6 (4.72%) VLAN
11 5 (3.94%) Wireless
12 3 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (2.36%) NetScreen
12 3 (2.36%) NetScaler
13 2 (1.57%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (1.57%) iSCSI
14 1 (0.79%) NAS
14 1 (0.79%) Intrusion Detection
14 1 (0.79%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.57%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.79%) MySQL
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (7.09%) Ant
1 9 (7.09%) JIRA
1 9 (7.09%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.30%) Visual Studio
3 6 (4.72%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 5 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (7.87%) Finance
2 7 (5.51%) Retail
3 4 (3.15%) Banking
4 3 (2.36%) Automotive
4 3 (2.36%) Back Office
4 3 (2.36%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.57%) Advertising
6 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Marketing
6 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (21.26%) Analyst
2 22 (17.32%) Developer
2 22 (17.32%) Support Engineer
3 17 (13.39%) IT Support
4 15 (11.81%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (9.45%) Senior Developer
6 11 (8.66%) Service Analyst
6 11 (8.66%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (7.87%) Senior IT Support
8 9 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (7.09%) .NET Developer
8 9 (7.09%) IT Support Engineer
8 9 (7.09%) Consultant
9 8 (6.30%) Applications Developer
10 7 (5.51%) Senior Consultant
10 7 (5.51%) Support Technician
10 7 (5.51%) Support Analyst
10 7 (5.51%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (5.51%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 7 (5.51%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (22.83%) HTML
2 23 (18.11%) HTML5
3 21 (16.54%) jQuery
4 20 (15.75%) .NET
4 20 (15.75%) CSS
5 17 (13.39%) ASP.NET
6 12 (9.45%) Ajax
7 9 (7.09%) JSON
7 9 (7.09%) XML
7 9 (7.09%) PhoneGap
7 9 (7.09%) AngularJS
7 9 (7.09%) WCF
7 9 (7.09%) WPF
8 7 (5.51%) CSS3
9 6 (4.72%) Silverlight
10 3 (2.36%) WinForms
10 3 (2.36%) Web Services
11 2 (1.57%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.90%) Blackberry
2 12 (9.45%) Clustering
3 10 (7.87%) Mobile App
4 9 (7.09%) User Experience
4 9 (7.09%) iPhone
4 9 (7.09%) iPad
5 7 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.72%) N-Tier
7 5 (3.94%) Life Science
8 2 (1.57%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.79%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.79%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.79%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.79%) AS400
9 1 (0.79%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 127 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (40.16%) Windows 7
3 44 (34.65%) Windows XP
4 37 (29.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (20.47%) Apple iOS
5 26 (20.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (16.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (14.17%) Android
8 17 (13.39%) Windows Vista
9 10 (7.87%) Linux
10 7 (5.51%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.79%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.79%) Debian
11 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (15.75%) ITIL
3 17 (13.39%) E-Commerce
4 15 (11.81%) Scrum
5 14 (11.02%) CRM
6 12 (9.45%) MVC
7 9 (7.09%) SOA
7 9 (7.09%) B2B
7 9 (7.09%) OOP
7 9 (7.09%) Mentoring
8 8 (6.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (6.30%) Project Management
9 7 (5.51%) Service Delivery
10 6 (4.72%) High Availability
10 6 (4.72%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (4.72%) Android Development
10 6 (4.72%) iOS Development
11 5 (3.94%) Unit Testing
11 5 (3.94%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (3.94%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.11%) SQL
2 20 (15.75%) JavaScript
3 18 (14.17%) C#
4 15 (11.81%) Java
5 7 (5.51%) T-SQL
6 6 (4.72%) ActionScript
6 6 (4.72%) Objective-C
6 6 (4.72%) ActionScript 3.0
7 5 (3.94%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (14.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (11.02%) SC Cleared
2 14 (11.02%) Security Cleared
3 12 (9.45%) MCP
4 10 (7.87%) MCSE
5 8 (6.30%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (5.51%) CCNA
6 7 (5.51%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (4.72%) VCP4
8 5 (3.94%) MCITP
8 5 (3.94%) MCSA
9 4 (3.15%) MCTS
10 2 (1.57%) CCEE
10 2 (1.57%) CCA
10 2 (1.57%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.66%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (55.12%) Active Directory
2 23 (18.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (9.45%) vSphere
4 10 (7.87%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.94%) Terminal Services
5 5 (3.94%) VMware Server
6 4 (3.15%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.15%) XenApp
7 3 (2.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.57%) XenServer
8 2 (1.57%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.79%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (4.72%) WSUS
1 6 (4.72%) SCCM
2 3 (2.36%) XenMobile
2 3 (2.36%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.79%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 67 (52.76%) Microsoft
2 41 (32.28%) VMware
3 38 (29.92%) Citrix
4 30 (23.62%) Apple
5 17 (13.39%) Avaya
6 12 (9.45%) Cisco
7 9 (7.09%) Sencha
8 7 (5.51%) HP
9 6 (4.72%) NetApp
9 6 (4.72%) Altiris
9 6 (4.72%) Symantec
9 6 (4.72%) Appcelerator
10 3 (2.36%) Mitel
11 2 (1.57%) AppSense
11 2 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.57%) Juniper
11 2 (1.57%) Adobe
11 2 (1.57%) Oracle
12 1 (0.79%) SAP
12 1 (0.79%) IBM
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Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Shropshire
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £35651 - £37000 per annum + Full Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
RM Education
Salary: £33k - £38k per annum + (inc car allowance) + 5% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £32000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
e-know.net
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus, Bens & PDP
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
RM Education
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum + (inc car allowance) + 5% bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
QA Limited
Salary: £150.00 per week
Posted: 10 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
QA Limited
Salary: £120.00 per week
Posted: 10 days ago