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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 178 166 162
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 68 58 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.12% 1.01% 1.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.85% 4.70% 5.21%
Number of salaries quoted 65 53 54
Median salary £30,000 £28,500 £28,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -0.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,050 £23,625
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £46,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £26,500 £27,500 £27,750
% change year-on-year
-3.63% -0.90%
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
1162 1233 1114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.06% 21.57% 20.52%
Number of salaries quoted 953 1094 968
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 June 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -12 25 £30,000 -10.44% 3
Warwickshire +7 13 £30,000 +13.20%
Worcestershire +9 9 £21,000 -34.11% 2
Coventry - 6 £30,000 -
Staffordshire -12 4 £23,500 +4.44% 2
Shropshire -22 4 £39,000 +36.84%
Halesowen +2 2 £37,500 +29.31%
Wolverhampton -1 1 - - 1
Walsall - 1 £45,000 -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 124 (100.00%) Windows
2 95 (76.61%) Active Directory
3 70 (56.45%) Windows 7
4 69 (55.65%) Microsoft
5 67 (54.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 66 (53.23%) Windows Server
7 59 (47.58%) MS Exchange
8 56 (45.16%) VMware
9 48 (38.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 47 (37.90%) Windows XP
11 41 (33.06%) Citrix
11 41 (33.06%) Exchange Server 2013
12 40 (32.26%) MS Excel
13 39 (31.45%) Firewall
14 38 (30.65%) Hyper-V
15 33 (26.61%) Exchange Server 2010
16 32 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
17 28 (22.58%) Windows 10
18 26 (20.97%) Office 365
19 25 (20.16%) Wi-Fi
19 25 (20.16%) Cisco
20 23 (18.55%) WAN
20 23 (18.55%) TCP/IP
20 23 (18.55%) Exchange Server 2003
21 22 (17.74%) Windows 2000 Server
22 20 (16.13%) LAN
22 20 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
23 19 (15.32%) DHCP
23 19 (15.32%) SQL
23 19 (15.32%) SQL Server

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 59 (47.58%) MS Exchange
2 41 (33.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 33 (26.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (18.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (6.45%) SharePoint
6 7 (5.65%) Skype for Business
7 6 (4.84%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (4.84%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (3.23%) IIS
9 3 (2.42%) SAS
10 2 (1.61%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.61%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 40 (32.26%) MS Excel
2 14 (11.29%) MS Office
3 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (20.97%) Office 365
2 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.81%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (31.45%) Firewall
2 25 (20.16%) Wi-Fi
3 23 (18.55%) TCP/IP
3 23 (18.55%) WAN
4 20 (16.13%) LAN
5 19 (15.32%) DHCP
6 18 (14.52%) DNS
6 18 (14.52%) VLAN
7 13 (10.48%) Wireless
8 12 (9.68%) VPN
9 10 (8.06%) SAN
10 9 (7.26%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (7.26%) OSPF
11 4 (3.23%) iSCSI
12 3 (2.42%) ADSL
12 3 (2.42%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (2.42%) IPv4
12 3 (2.42%) Network Security
12 3 (2.42%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (2.42%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.81%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (6.45%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.81%) MSI
General
1 8 (6.45%) German Language
2 6 (4.84%) French Language
2 6 (4.84%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.23%) Finance
4 2 (1.61%) Advertising
4 2 (1.61%) Legal
4 2 (1.61%) Retail
5 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 26 (20.97%) Analyst
2 18 (14.52%) IT Support
3 14 (11.29%) Support Analyst
4 13 (10.48%) IT Analyst
4 13 (10.48%) IT Support Analyst
4 13 (10.48%) Service Desk Engineer
4 13 (10.48%) Support Engineer
5 12 (9.68%) Desktop Support
6 11 (8.87%) Infrastructure Technician
7 10 (8.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 10 (8.06%) Architect
8 9 (7.26%) IT Engineer
8 9 (7.26%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (7.26%) Technical Architect
9 8 (6.45%) Consultant
9 8 (6.45%) Senior Architect
9 8 (6.45%) Senior Technical Architect
9 8 (6.45%) SQL Analyst
9 8 (6.45%) Test Analyst
10 7 (5.65%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.42%) .NET
2 2 (1.61%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.61%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.61%) Entity Framework
2 2 (1.61%) Silverlight
3 1 (0.81%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.23%) Data Centre
1 4 (3.23%) iPad
2 2 (1.61%) Clustering
3 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.81%) EFT
3 1 (0.81%) EPoS
3 1 (0.81%) Life Science
3 1 (0.81%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 124 (100.00%) Windows
2 70 (56.45%) Windows 7
3 67 (54.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 66 (53.23%) Windows Server
5 48 (38.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (37.90%) Windows XP
7 28 (22.58%) Windows 10
8 22 (17.74%) Windows 2000 Server
9 20 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (8.87%) Linux
11 9 (7.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (2.42%) Android
12 3 (2.42%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.42%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (11.29%) Disaster Recovery
1 14 (11.29%) ITIL
2 9 (7.26%) Network Management
3 8 (6.45%) Automated Testing
3 8 (6.45%) Manual Testing
3 8 (6.45%) Web Testing
4 7 (5.65%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (5.65%) Web Filtering
5 4 (3.23%) Mentoring
5 4 (3.23%) Presales
6 3 (2.42%) Load Balancing
7 2 (1.61%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (1.61%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (1.61%) CRM
7 2 (1.61%) Kanban
7 2 (1.61%) Migration
7 2 (1.61%) Project Planning
8 1 (0.81%) E-Commerce
8 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2
8 1 (0.81%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.32%) SQL
2 9 (7.26%) Tcl
3 2 (1.61%) C#
3 2 (1.61%) Java
3 2 (1.61%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.61%) VB
3 2 (1.61%) VB.NET
3 2 (1.61%) VB6
4 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.26%) MCSA
3 8 (6.45%) ISEB
3 8 (6.45%) ISTQB
3 8 (6.45%) MCSE
4 6 (4.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.23%) CCNA
7 3 (2.42%) CCNP
7 3 (2.42%) Degree
8 2 (1.61%) MCP
8 2 (1.61%) MCTS
8 2 (1.61%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.61%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.81%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.81%) CITP
9 1 (0.81%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.90%) SLA
System Software
1 95 (76.61%) Active Directory
2 38 (30.65%) Hyper-V
3 32 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (11.29%) XenApp
5 13 (10.48%) VMware ESX
6 10 (8.06%) Virtual Servers
6 10 (8.06%) vSphere
7 4 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.81%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.81%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.81%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (2.42%) SCCM
2 2 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.81%) Sysprep
3 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (55.65%) Microsoft
2 56 (45.16%) VMware
3 41 (33.06%) Citrix
4 25 (20.16%) Cisco
5 13 (10.48%) SonicWALL
6 12 (9.68%) Veeam
7 9 (7.26%) HP
7 9 (7.26%) Red Hat
7 9 (7.26%) Sophos
8 3 (2.42%) Juniper
9 2 (1.61%) DevExpress
9 2 (1.61%) Intel Security
9 2 (1.61%) NetApp
9 2 (1.61%) Symantec
10 1 (0.81%) Apple
10 1 (0.81%) AppSense
10 1 (0.81%) Computacenter
10 1 (0.81%) Google
10 1 (0.81%) Kaspersky
10 1 (0.81%) LANDesk
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £19000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: 20,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester
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Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
euro car parts
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
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Posted: 9 days ago