The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 84 111
Rank change year-on-year -12 +27  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 20 4 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.37% 0.42% 0.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.24% 1.76% 4.06%
Number of salaries quoted 16 1 16
Median salary £31,500 £25,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £25,000 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £25,000 £34,000
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 Cheshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 382 227 419
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 26.08% 23.82% 24.42%
Number of salaries quoted 271 198 336
Median salary £35,000 £34,279 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.10% -8.58%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,000 £22,150
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

Windows 8
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Windows 8 in Cheshire

Windows 8
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in Cheshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows 8 in Cheshire

Windows 8
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Warrington - 10 £30,750 - 2
Chester +5 3 £31,500 +26.00%
Runcorn -11 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 £21,500 -
Nantwich - 1 £23,000 -
Windows 8
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (63.89%) Windows 7
3 20 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 20 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 18 (50.00%) Windows 10
5 14 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (36.11%) Microsoft Office
7 11 (30.56%) VMware
7 11 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (27.78%) Windows XP
8 10 (27.78%) LAN
8 10 (27.78%) WAN
8 10 (27.78%) VPN
8 10 (27.78%) Office 365
9 9 (25.00%) Mentoring
9 9 (25.00%) VoIP
9 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (25.00%) Android
10 8 (22.22%) Windows Mobile
10 8 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (22.22%) DHCP
10 8 (22.22%) DNS
10 8 (22.22%) MS Exchange
11 7 (19.44%) Java
11 7 (19.44%) Finance
11 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
11 7 (19.44%) Windows Server
12 6 (16.67%) OpenCL
12 6 (16.67%) Qt
12 6 (16.67%) OpenAL

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (36.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.78%) Office 365
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.78%) LAN
1 10 (27.78%) VPN
1 10 (27.78%) WAN
2 9 (25.00%) VoIP
3 8 (22.22%) DHCP
3 8 (22.22%) DNS
3 8 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (16.67%) Bluetooth
4 6 (16.67%) DVB
4 6 (16.67%) GPRS
4 6 (16.67%) GSM
4 6 (16.67%) NFC
4 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 6 (16.67%) UMTS
4 6 (16.67%) WLAN
5 5 (13.89%) iSCSI
5 5 (13.89%) Remote Desktop
5 5 (13.89%) SAN
6 3 (8.33%) MPLS
6 3 (8.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Android Studio
1 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.78%) SonarQube
1 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Automotive
2 6 (16.67%) Multimedia
3 2 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Analyst
2 6 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 6 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Consultant
3 5 (13.89%) IT Support
3 5 (13.89%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (8.33%) IT Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Service Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) 1st Line Technical Support
6 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) IT Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) BREW
1 6 (16.67%) Flash
1 6 (16.67%) J2ME
1 6 (16.67%) Middleware
1 6 (16.67%) OpenAL
1 6 (16.67%) OpenCL
1 6 (16.67%) OpenGL
1 6 (16.67%) Qt
1 6 (16.67%) Series 60
1 6 (16.67%) SVG
1 6 (16.67%) UIQ
2 1 (2.78%) HTML
2 1 (2.78%) JSON
2 1 (2.78%) SOAP
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
2 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 6 (16.67%) Device Driver
1 6 (16.67%) iPhone
1 6 (16.67%) MPEG
1 6 (16.67%) Smartphone
2 2 (5.56%) Driving Licence
2 2 (5.56%) EPoS
3 1 (2.78%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (63.89%) Windows 7
3 18 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 14 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (27.78%) Windows XP
6 9 (25.00%) Android
6 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (22.22%) Windows Mobile
8 7 (19.44%) Windows Server
9 6 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
9 6 (16.67%) Linux
9 6 (16.67%) Nucleus RTOS
10 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (13.89%) Windows Vista
11 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
11 1 (2.78%) Mac OS
11 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
11 1 (2.78%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
3 6 (16.67%) DRM
3 6 (16.67%) ITIL
3 6 (16.67%) Mobile Commerce
3 6 (16.67%) Speech Recognition
4 3 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (8.33%) CRM
4 3 (8.33%) Line Management
4 3 (8.33%) Migration
4 3 (8.33%) Network Management
4 3 (8.33%) Service Management
5 2 (5.56%) Break/Fix
5 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.56%) ITIL V2
5 2 (5.56%) Time Management
6 1 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.78%) TDD
6 1 (2.78%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (19.44%) Java
2 6 (16.67%) C
2 6 (16.67%) C++
3 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 3 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Degree
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.33%) MCSE
5 2 (5.56%) A+ Certification
5 2 (5.56%) DBS Check
5 2 (5.56%) MCP
5 2 (5.56%) MCSA
5 2 (5.56%) MCTS
6 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 11 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.89%) XenApp
4 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.78%) MobiControl
Vendors
1 20 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 11 (30.56%) VMware
3 6 (16.67%) Cisco
3 6 (16.67%) Citrix
3 6 (16.67%) Intel
3 6 (16.67%) Symbian
4 5 (13.89%) SonicWALL
5 2 (5.56%) Apple
5 2 (5.56%) Dell
5 2 (5.56%) HP
5 2 (5.56%) Samsung
5 2 (5.56%) Sophos
5 2 (5.56%) Symantec
6 1 (2.78%) Motorola
6 1 (2.78%) SOTI
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago