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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 165 156 192
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +36
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 62 61 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.07% 1.12% 0.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.04% 5.46% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 57 56 23
Average salary £29,250 £28,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.46% -46.66%
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £28,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -13.84%
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
1231 1117 1318
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.32% 20.56% 24.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1090 975 1103
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -18 25 £34,500 +6.97% 10
Staffordshire +16 12 £22,500 -15.88% 2
Shropshire - 6 £28,500 -
Warwickshire -20 5 £26,500 +6.00% 2
Worcestershire -12 2 £31,875 +13.83%
Dudley - 2 £28,750 -
Wolverhampton +11 1 £37,500 +19.04%
Halesowen -2 1 £29,000 +23.40%
Brierley Hill - 1 £27,500 -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 104 (100.00%) Windows
2 63 (60.58%) Active Directory
3 61 (58.65%) Microsoft
4 50 (48.08%) Windows 7
5 40 (38.46%) MS Exchange
6 37 (35.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (33.65%) VMware
8 34 (32.69%) WAN
8 34 (32.69%) Citrix
8 34 (32.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 33 (31.73%) Windows XP
9 33 (31.73%) LAN
10 31 (29.81%) MS Excel
10 31 (29.81%) TCP/IP
11 30 (28.85%) DNS
12 28 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
13 24 (23.08%) SQL
14 23 (22.12%) MS Office
14 23 (22.12%) Windows Server 2003
15 20 (19.23%) Apple
15 20 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
16 19 (18.27%) Exchange Server 2013
16 19 (18.27%) VMware Infrastructure
17 18 (17.31%) Firewall
17 18 (17.31%) SQL Server
18 17 (16.35%) SAN
18 17 (16.35%) Hyper-V
19 16 (15.38%) DHCP
20 14 (13.46%) Avaya
20 14 (13.46%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 40 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 20 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (18.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (10.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (8.65%) IIS
6 3 (2.88%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.96%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.96%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.96%) CMS
7 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.96%) Lync
Applications
1 31 (29.81%) MS Excel
2 23 (22.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.46%) Office 365
2 3 (2.88%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.96%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (32.69%) WAN
2 33 (31.73%) LAN
3 31 (29.81%) TCP/IP
4 30 (28.85%) DNS
5 18 (17.31%) Firewall
6 17 (16.35%) SAN
7 16 (15.38%) DHCP
8 13 (12.50%) VoIP
9 12 (11.54%) Wireless
10 10 (9.62%) VPN
11 8 (7.69%) Internet
12 6 (5.77%) VLAN
13 4 (3.85%) Network Security
14 1 (0.96%) iSCSI
14 1 (0.96%) Unified Communications
14 1 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
14 1 (0.96%) IPv4
14 1 (0.96%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.88%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 13 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 10 (9.62%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (5.77%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.81%) Finance
3 4 (3.85%) Retail
4 2 (1.92%) Automotive
4 2 (1.92%) Legal
4 2 (1.92%) Back Office
5 1 (0.96%) Front Office
5 1 (0.96%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (18.27%) Support Engineer
2 16 (15.38%) Analyst
2 16 (15.38%) IT Support
3 12 (11.54%) Developer
3 12 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
3 12 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (10.58%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (9.62%) Consultant
6 8 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (7.69%) Support Technician
6 8 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
6 8 (7.69%) Administrator
6 8 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) Technical Architect
8 6 (5.77%) Senior Developer
8 6 (5.77%) Architect
8 6 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support Technician
9 5 (4.81%) Senior IT Support
9 5 (4.81%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.46%) .NET
2 13 (12.50%) HTML
3 12 (11.54%) HTML5
4 11 (10.58%) jQuery
5 10 (9.62%) ASP.NET
5 10 (9.62%) CSS
6 9 (8.65%) CSS3
7 5 (4.81%) WCF
7 5 (4.81%) WPF
8 1 (0.96%) Web Services
8 1 (0.96%) WinForms
8 1 (0.96%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.58%) Blackberry
2 10 (9.62%) Replication
3 8 (7.69%) iPhone
4 5 (4.81%) Clustering
4 5 (4.81%) iPad
5 3 (2.88%) CCTV
6 1 (0.96%) Handset
6 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.96%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.96%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 104 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (48.08%) Windows 7
3 37 (35.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (32.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (31.73%) Windows XP
6 23 (22.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (13.46%) Windows Vista
8 11 (10.58%) Apple iOS
9 8 (7.69%) Linux
10 3 (2.88%) Android
10 3 (2.88%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.88%) UNIX
11 1 (0.96%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.96%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (9.62%) E-Commerce
2 9 (8.65%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (7.69%) CRM
4 7 (6.73%) TDD
4 7 (6.73%) Test Automation
5 6 (5.77%) Unit Testing
5 6 (5.77%) Line Management
5 6 (5.77%) ERP
6 5 (4.81%) ITIL
6 5 (4.81%) B2B
6 5 (4.81%) Scrum
6 5 (4.81%) Service Delivery
6 5 (4.81%) Mentoring
6 5 (4.81%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (2.88%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (2.88%) Patch Management
8 3 (2.88%) Web Testing
8 3 (2.88%) Manual Testing
8 3 (2.88%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 24 (23.08%) SQL
2 12 (11.54%) C#
3 10 (9.62%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.73%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.96%) PHP
5 1 (0.96%) Java
Qualifications
1 28 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (13.46%) MCSE
3 11 (10.58%) CCNA
3 11 (10.58%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (6.73%) MCP
5 6 (5.77%) MCTS
5 6 (5.77%) MCITP
6 3 (2.88%) A+ Certification
6 3 (2.88%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (2.88%) ISEB
6 3 (2.88%) MCSA
7 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (60.58%) Active Directory
2 19 (18.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (16.35%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.73%) Terminal Server
5 5 (4.81%) VMware Server
6 4 (3.85%) XenApp
6 4 (3.85%) vSphere
7 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (2.88%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.92%) MetaFrame
8 2 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.96%) XenServer
9 1 (0.96%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (6.73%) SCCM
2 4 (3.85%) SCOM
2 4 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (2.88%) WSUS
4 1 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.96%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.96%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.96%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 61 (58.65%) Microsoft
2 35 (33.65%) VMware
3 34 (32.69%) Citrix
4 20 (19.23%) Apple
5 14 (13.46%) Avaya
6 11 (10.58%) Cisco
7 4 (3.85%) Veeam
7 4 (3.85%) HP
7 4 (3.85%) Symantec
7 4 (3.85%) LANDesk
8 3 (2.88%) Dell
9 2 (1.92%) Intel
9 2 (1.92%) Barracuda Networks
10 1 (0.96%) IPFX
10 1 (0.96%) Adobe
10 1 (0.96%) Juniper
10 1 (0.96%) Lotus
10 1 (0.96%) ProCurve
10 1 (0.96%) Altiris
10 1 (0.96%) NEC
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