The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Windows 8 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 185 189
Rank change year-on-year +11 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 6 36 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.18% 0.72% 0.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.61% 2.70% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 6 31 32
Median salary £28,750 £30,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.16% +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,485 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £54,500
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year -5.66% -3.63%  

Windows 8 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 986 1333 1413
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 29.24% 26.56% 25.83%
Number of salaries quoted 833 1177 1104
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in Berkshire

Windows 8
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows 8 in Berkshire.

Salary trend for Windows 8 in Berkshire

Windows 8
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in Berkshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows 8 in Berkshire

Windows 8
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 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
Reading +33 2 £25,500 -49.00% 1
Bracknell +14 1 £25,470 -12.17%
Thatcham +3 1 £30,000 -6.25%
Windows 8
South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (87.04%) Windows 7
3 28 (51.85%) Active Directory
4 27 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 27 (50.00%) Windows 10
5 23 (42.59%) MS Office
6 21 (38.89%) MS Excel
7 19 (35.19%) VMware
8 17 (31.48%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (24.07%) Windows Server
9 13 (24.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (22.22%) ITIL
10 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (20.37%) SLA
12 10 (18.52%) Firewall
13 8 (14.81%) Office 365
13 8 (14.81%) Cisco
13 8 (14.81%) MS Exchange
13 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
13 8 (14.81%) Degree
14 7 (12.96%) Spreadsheet
14 7 (12.96%) Electronics
15 6 (11.11%) Windows XP
15 6 (11.11%) Hyper-V
16 5 (9.26%) Git (software)
16 5 (9.26%) XenServer
16 5 (9.26%) Android
16 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 2008
16 5 (9.26%) CentOS
16 5 (9.26%) SCCM

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 8 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.56%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.70%) IIS
6 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (42.59%) MS Office
2 21 (38.89%) MS Excel
3 7 (12.96%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.81%) Office 365
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.52%) Firewall
2 4 (7.41%) Internet
2 4 (7.41%) Wireless
3 3 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (5.56%) PBX
3 3 (5.56%) Skype
3 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.56%) VoIP
3 3 (5.56%) VPN
3 3 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.70%) DNS
4 2 (3.70%) Intranet
4 2 (3.70%) LAN
4 2 (3.70%) Unified Communications
4 2 (3.70%) VLAN
4 2 (3.70%) WAN
5 1 (1.85%) DHCP
5 1 (1.85%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.85%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.85%) MSI
General
1 7 (12.96%) Electronics
2 5 (9.26%) Manufacturing
2 5 (9.26%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.70%) Finance
3 2 (3.70%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Billing
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (62.96%) Support Engineer
2 16 (29.63%) IT Support
3 11 (20.37%) 1st Line Support
3 11 (20.37%) IT Engineer
3 11 (20.37%) IT Support Engineer
4 10 (18.52%) 1st Line Engineer
4 10 (18.52%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 7 (12.96%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 7 (12.96%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (12.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (12.96%) Analyst
5 7 (12.96%) Deskside Engineer
5 7 (12.96%) Deskside Support
5 7 (12.96%) Deskside Support Engineer
6 6 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 6 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Desktop Support
7 5 (9.26%) IT Manager
7 5 (9.26%) Service Desk Support
8 4 (7.41%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) .NET
1 2 (3.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.56%) iPad
2 3 (5.56%) iPhone
2 3 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) PKI
4 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.85%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (87.04%) Windows 7
3 27 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 13 (24.07%) Windows Server
4 13 (24.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (11.11%) Windows XP
7 5 (9.26%) Android
7 5 (9.26%) CentOS
7 5 (9.26%) Linux
7 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (5.56%) Windows Phone
9 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (7.41%) Bioinformatics
2 4 (7.41%) Post-Production
3 3 (5.56%) API Integration
3 3 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (3.70%) Biology
4 2 (3.70%) Business Development
4 2 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (3.70%) Chemistry
4 2 (3.70%) Contingency Planning
4 2 (3.70%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (3.70%) Mentoring
4 2 (3.70%) Migration
4 2 (3.70%) Physics
4 2 (3.70%) Presales
4 2 (3.70%) Process Improvement
4 2 (3.70%) Programme Management
4 2 (3.70%) Project Management
4 2 (3.70%) Project Planning
4 2 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.26%) Bash Shell
1 5 (9.26%) Groovy
1 5 (9.26%) Java
1 5 (9.26%) Python
1 5 (9.26%) Shell Script
1 5 (9.26%) SQL
2 4 (7.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) Degree
2 4 (7.41%) MCP
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.56%) MCSA
4 1 (1.85%) CCNA
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.85%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.85%) MCITP
4 1 (1.85%) MCSE
4 1 (1.85%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.37%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 17 (31.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 5 (9.26%) XenServer
5 2 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.70%) XenApp
6 1 (1.85%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) SCCM
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (3.70%) ThinApp
3 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 27 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (35.19%) VMware
3 8 (14.81%) Cisco
4 3 (5.56%) Dell
4 3 (5.56%) HP
4 3 (5.56%) IBM
4 3 (5.56%) Kaspersky
4 3 (5.56%) Xerox
5 2 (3.70%) Citrix
5 2 (3.70%) SAP
6 1 (1.85%) Apple
6 1 (1.85%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.85%) Symantec
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