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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 125 181 190
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +9
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 89 21 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.63% 0.38% 0.083%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.83% 1.52% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 79 17 4
Average salary £34,000 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.44% +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,950 £24,300 £21,975
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -4.41%
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
1304 1382 1148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.91% 25.33% 23.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1132 1212 995
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 £23,500 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,350 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +42 49 £57,500 +121.11% 5
Staffordshire -3 12 £26,250 -36.36% 2
Coventry +6 7 £29,000 +0.86%
Solihull -1 5 £35,000 -30.00%
Warwickshire +19 4 £25,000 -44.44%
Herefordshire - 3 - -
Shropshire - 3 £16,875 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £31,500 -
Worcestershire -5 1 £27,500 -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 137 (100.00%) Windows
2 73 (53.28%) Microsoft
3 63 (45.99%) Windows 7
4 62 (45.26%) Active Directory
5 47 (34.31%) Windows XP
6 45 (32.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (27.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (26.28%) Blackberry
9 35 (25.55%) Citrix
9 35 (25.55%) SQL Server
10 34 (24.82%) VMware
10 34 (24.82%) Apple iOS
11 33 (24.09%) TCP/IP
12 31 (22.63%) WAN
13 29 (21.17%) DNS
14 28 (20.44%) Android
15 27 (19.71%) Security Cleared
15 27 (19.71%) Hyper-V
15 27 (19.71%) MVC
15 27 (19.71%) Cisco
15 27 (19.71%) SQL
16 25 (18.25%) LAN
17 24 (17.52%) MS Exchange
17 24 (17.52%) MS Excel
17 24 (17.52%) HTML
17 24 (17.52%) HTML5
18 23 (16.79%) Microsoft Certification
18 23 (16.79%) C#
19 22 (16.06%) SharePoint
19 22 (16.06%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (17.52%) MS Exchange
2 22 (16.06%) SharePoint
3 17 (12.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 13 (9.49%) Lync
4 13 (9.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (8.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (5.11%) IIS
7 6 (4.38%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.46%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.73%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (17.52%) MS Excel
2 20 (14.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.73%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.73%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.30%) Office 365
2 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (24.09%) TCP/IP
2 31 (22.63%) WAN
3 29 (21.17%) DNS
4 25 (18.25%) LAN
5 21 (15.33%) DHCP
6 19 (13.87%) VPN
7 13 (9.49%) Internet
8 10 (7.30%) NetScaler
9 9 (6.57%) Firewall
10 8 (5.84%) SAN
11 7 (5.11%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (4.38%) Unified Communications
13 5 (3.65%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (3.65%) ADSL
14 3 (2.19%) Wireless
14 3 (2.19%) SMTP
15 2 (1.46%) SNMP
15 2 (1.46%) VLAN
15 2 (1.46%) SSL
15 2 (1.46%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (25.55%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (7.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (6.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.46%) MySQL
5 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (14.60%) JIRA
2 19 (13.87%) Git (software)
2 19 (13.87%) Ant
3 17 (12.41%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 4 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.19%) MSI
6 2 (1.46%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.73%) RequisitePro
7 1 (0.73%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.73%) Subversion
General
1 15 (10.95%) Retail
2 11 (8.03%) Finance
3 9 (6.57%) Legal
4 4 (2.92%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.92%) Banking
5 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.73%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (29.20%) Developer
2 24 (17.52%) Analyst
2 24 (17.52%) Support Engineer
3 19 (13.87%) Mobile Developer
4 18 (13.14%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 17 (12.41%) Applications Developer
6 13 (9.49%) Support Analyst
6 13 (9.49%) .NET Developer
6 13 (9.49%) IT Support
7 12 (8.76%) Architect
8 11 (8.03%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (8.03%) Help Desk Support
9 8 (5.84%) Service Analyst
9 8 (5.84%) Desktop Support
9 8 (5.84%) Senior Developer
9 8 (5.84%) Consultant
9 8 (5.84%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (5.11%) Help Desk Support Engineer
10 7 (5.11%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
10 7 (5.11%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (17.52%) HTML
1 24 (17.52%) HTML5
2 20 (14.60%) jQuery
3 19 (13.87%) JSON
3 19 (13.87%) .NET
3 19 (13.87%) CSS
3 19 (13.87%) XML
3 19 (13.87%) Ajax
3 19 (13.87%) PhoneGap
3 19 (13.87%) AngularJS
4 17 (12.41%) Silverlight
5 11 (8.03%) ASP.NET
5 11 (8.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 10 (7.30%) WPF
7 8 (5.84%) Application Packaging
7 8 (5.84%) .NET Framework
8 6 (4.38%) WCF
9 5 (3.65%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (2.92%) WinForms
11 3 (2.19%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 36 (26.28%) Blackberry
2 20 (14.60%) Mobile App
3 17 (12.41%) N-Tier
4 5 (3.65%) iPad
4 5 (3.65%) iPhone
5 2 (1.46%) iSeries
5 2 (1.46%) AS400
6 1 (0.73%) Pocket PC
Operating Systems
1 137 (100.00%) Windows
2 63 (45.99%) Windows 7
3 47 (34.31%) Windows XP
4 45 (32.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (27.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (24.82%) Apple iOS
7 28 (20.44%) Android
8 21 (15.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (5.84%) Windows Phone
10 6 (4.38%) Windows Vista
11 4 (2.92%) Linux
12 1 (0.73%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.73%) Debian
12 1 (0.73%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.73%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.73%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.71%) MVC
2 21 (15.33%) Scrum
3 19 (13.87%) OOP
3 19 (13.87%) E-Commerce
3 19 (13.87%) SOA
4 17 (12.41%) ITIL
4 17 (12.41%) Android Development
4 17 (12.41%) iOS Development
5 6 (4.38%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (3.65%) CRM
7 4 (2.92%) Service Delivery
7 4 (2.92%) B2B
7 4 (2.92%) Strategic Planning
7 4 (2.92%) Web Development
7 4 (2.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (2.92%) Change Control
8 3 (2.19%) CQRS
8 3 (2.19%) Software Deployment
8 3 (2.19%) Refactoring
8 3 (2.19%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (19.71%) SQL
2 23 (16.79%) C#
3 19 (13.87%) Java
3 19 (13.87%) JavaScript
4 17 (12.41%) ActionScript
4 17 (12.41%) Objective-C
4 17 (12.41%) ActionScript 3.0
5 11 (8.03%) VB
6 8 (5.84%) VB.NET
7 6 (4.38%) XAML
8 5 (3.65%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.92%) VB6
9 4 (2.92%) PHP
10 3 (2.19%) VBScript
11 2 (1.46%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.73%) C++
12 1 (0.73%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 27 (19.71%) Security Cleared
2 23 (16.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (16.06%) SC Cleared
4 14 (10.22%) MCP
5 13 (9.49%) MCSE
6 7 (5.11%) MCSA
7 5 (3.65%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (3.65%) MCITP
8 4 (2.92%) CCA
8 4 (2.92%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (2.19%) CCNA
9 3 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (2.19%) MCTS
9 3 (2.19%) CCEE
10 1 (0.73%) HNC
10 1 (0.73%) HND
10 1 (0.73%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.11%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (45.26%) Active Directory
2 27 (19.71%) Hyper-V
3 20 (14.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (10.95%) XenDesktop
5 12 (8.76%) XenApp
6 6 (4.38%) vSphere
6 6 (4.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (4.38%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.73%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.73%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (11.68%) SCCM
2 7 (5.11%) AppDNA
3 5 (3.65%) Backup Exec
4 4 (2.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (2.19%) WSUS
5 3 (2.19%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 73 (53.28%) Microsoft
2 35 (25.55%) Citrix
3 34 (24.82%) VMware
4 27 (19.71%) Cisco
5 19 (13.87%) Sencha
6 17 (12.41%) Appcelerator
6 17 (12.41%) Apple
7 10 (7.30%) HP
8 9 (6.57%) IBM
9 8 (5.84%) DevExpress
10 7 (5.11%) NetApp
11 6 (4.38%) AppSense
12 5 (3.65%) Symantec
13 4 (2.92%) Oracle
13 4 (2.92%) Intel
14 3 (2.19%) Remedy
14 3 (2.19%) BMC
15 2 (1.46%) i2
15 2 (1.46%) Lotus
15 2 (1.46%) Unisys
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