The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 111 102 110
Rank change year-on-year -9 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 13 32 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.71% 1.36% 0.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.35% 7.80% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 10 29 4
Median salary £21,332 £30,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.89% -25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £16,000 £24,000 £33,950
10% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £37,500 £46,750
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 Birmingham with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 299 410 342
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 16.33% 17.44% 19.84%
Number of salaries quoted 253 351 297
Median salary £36,500 £37,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £56,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

Windows 8
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Windows 8 in Birmingham

Windows 8
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in Birmingham over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows 8 in Birmingham

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 16 (84.21%) Windows 7
3 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
4 11 (57.89%) MS Office
5 9 (47.37%) MS Exchange
5 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
6 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
7 7 (36.84%) LAN
7 7 (36.84%) Windows 10
7 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (31.58%) VMware
9 4 (21.05%) SLA
9 4 (21.05%) Cisco
9 4 (21.05%) VoIP
9 4 (21.05%) WAN
9 4 (21.05%) Office 365
9 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
9 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
10 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (15.79%) Degree
10 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
10 3 (15.79%) Driving Licence
10 3 (15.79%) ITIL
10 3 (15.79%) MCSE
11 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
11 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 9 (47.37%) MS Exchange
2 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.26%) IIS
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (57.89%) MS Office
2 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) LAN
2 4 (21.05%) VoIP
2 4 (21.05%) WAN
3 2 (10.53%) DHCP
3 2 (10.53%) DNS
3 2 (10.53%) Internet
3 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.53%) VPN
3 2 (10.53%) Wireless
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (5.26%) NAS
4 1 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (5.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.53%) Automotive
1 2 (10.53%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Advertising
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Games
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Service Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Support Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Graduate
4 2 (10.53%) Graduate Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Graduate Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) ICT Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) IT Support
4 2 (10.53%) Junior
4 2 (10.53%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.26%) SCCM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
1 3 (15.79%) Driving Licence
2 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
2 2 (10.53%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.26%) CCTV
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Life Science
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (84.21%) Windows 7
3 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
4 7 (36.84%) Windows 10
4 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (10.53%) Android
6 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL V3
2 2 (10.53%) Network Management
2 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.26%) Process Management
3 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
3 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) MCSE
2 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) A+ Certification
3 2 (10.53%) DBS Check
3 2 (10.53%) GNVQ
3 2 (10.53%) HND
3 2 (10.53%) MBCS
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.26%) MCP
4 1 (5.26%) MCSA
4 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) Terminal Services
3 2 (10.53%) vSphere
4 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) VMware
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) Apple
4 1 (5.26%) NetApp
4 1 (5.26%) Sophos