Period
to 14 August 2018

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 6 months to 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 121 127
Rank change year-on-year -42 +6 +20
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 8 37 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.27% 1.37% 0.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.29% 5.71% 3.50%
Number of salaries quoted 6 32 13
Cheshire median annual salary £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £18,500 £20,750 £17,800
90th Percentile £35,000 £43,625 £36,550
North West median annual salary £30,000 £23,500 £24,500
% change year-on-year +27.66% -4.08% +6.52%

Windows 8 is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 621 648 486
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.23% 23.94% 22.29%
Number of salaries quoted 443 466 425
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £21,500 £20,875 £19,600
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £52,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +0.67%

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Windows 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 6 months to 14 August 2018.

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 6 months to 14 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -12 5 £19,000 -30.91%
Chester -2 2 £30,000 -4.76%
Crewe - 1 £25,000 -
Windows 8
North West

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, IT jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 7
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) Office 365
3 5 (62.50%) Windows 10
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 3 (37.50%) VPN
5 3 (37.50%) McAfee
5 3 (37.50%) Barracuda Networks
5 3 (37.50%) Android
5 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (37.50%) Software Licensing
6 2 (25.00%) DHCP
6 2 (25.00%) DNS
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
7 1 (12.50%) DNA
7 1 (12.50%) VoIP
7 1 (12.50%) MCSE
7 1 (12.50%) MCSA
7 1 (12.50%) HP
7 1 (12.50%) Citrix
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (12.50%) SAN

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 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) VPN
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) Skype
3 1 (12.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Power BI
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) IT Manager
2 2 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Team Leader
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 7
3 5 (62.50%) Windows 10
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (37.50%) Android
6 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Software Licensing
2 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) DNA
3 1 (12.50%) Server Management
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCITP
1 1 (12.50%) MCSA
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Barracuda Networks
2 3 (37.50%) McAfee
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Nimble Storage
3 1 (12.50%) Sage
3 1 (12.50%) VMware