Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 101 135
Rank change year-on-year -36 +34 +31
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 39 42 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.27% 1.86% 1.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.10% 7.76% 5.69%
Number of salaries quoted 33 39 41
Cheshire median annual salary £22,000 £22,500 £21,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +7.14% -30.00%
10th Percentile £19,000 £17,250 £17,000
90th Percentile £28,750 £33,150 £28,500
North West median annual salary £23,750 £23,000 £23,250
% change year-on-year +3.26% -1.08% -

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 764 541 844
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 24.94% 23.98% 26.17%
Number of salaries quoted 543 458 731
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £48,750 £53,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.63%

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 25 November 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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 +15 18 £27,500 -7.56% 1
Wilmslow +9 10 £21,500 +7.50%
Chester -7 8 £19,000 -22.45%
Knutsford - 2 - - 3
Windows 8
North West

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (69.23%) Windows 7
3 25 (64.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (58.97%) MCP
4 23 (58.97%) Active Directory
5 20 (51.28%) MS Exchange
6 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
6 18 (46.15%) Windows Server
7 17 (43.59%) DNS
7 17 (43.59%) MCSE
7 17 (43.59%) DHCP
7 17 (43.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (41.03%) Firewall
8 16 (41.03%) ITIL
8 16 (41.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2010
10 14 (35.90%) Office 365
10 14 (35.90%) Windows 10
11 12 (30.77%) VMware
11 12 (30.77%) A+ Certification
11 12 (30.77%) Apple
12 11 (28.21%) Mac OS X
13 10 (25.64%) MCSA
13 10 (25.64%) MCITP
14 9 (23.08%) Cisco
14 9 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (20.51%) Citrix
16 7 (17.95%) CRM
16 7 (17.95%) Driving Licence

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 20 (51.28%) MS Exchange
2 15 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (35.90%) Office 365
2 6 (15.38%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 17 (43.59%) DHCP
1 17 (43.59%) DNS
2 16 (41.03%) Firewall
3 6 (15.38%) VoIP
3 6 (15.38%) WLAN
4 3 (7.69%) LAN
4 3 (7.69%) VPN
4 3 (7.69%) WAN
5 2 (5.13%) MPLS
6 1 (2.56%) LDAP
6 1 (2.56%) Skype
6 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.13%) Subversion
2 1 (2.56%) Android Studio
2 1 (2.56%) SonarQube
2 1 (2.56%) Xcode
General
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Analyst
2 11 (28.21%) Support Analyst
3 10 (25.64%) IT Engineer
3 10 (25.64%) IT Support
3 10 (25.64%) Support Engineer
4 9 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (23.08%) IT Support Engineer
5 6 (15.38%) IT Technician
6 5 (12.82%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 5 (12.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (12.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (12.82%) Service Analyst
6 5 (12.82%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (10.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support
8 3 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) Technical Support
8 3 (7.69%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) SOAP
2 2 (5.13%) Cocoa
2 2 (5.13%) HTML
2 2 (5.13%) JSON
2 2 (5.13%) Web Services
2 2 (5.13%) XML
3 1 (2.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (69.23%) Windows 7
3 25 (64.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (46.15%) Windows Server
5 16 (41.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (35.90%) Windows 10
7 11 (28.21%) Mac OS X
8 6 (15.38%) Android
8 6 (15.38%) Windows XP
9 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
9 2 (5.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) ITIL
2 7 (17.95%) CRM
3 6 (15.38%) ITIL V2
3 6 (15.38%) Time Management
4 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (5.13%) Data Security
5 1 (2.56%) Android Development
5 1 (2.56%) Break/Fix
5 1 (2.56%) Data Extraction
5 1 (2.56%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.56%) ERP
5 1 (2.56%) iOS Development
5 1 (2.56%) OO
5 1 (2.56%) OOP
5 1 (2.56%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.56%) SDLC
5 1 (2.56%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.56%) TDD
5 1 (2.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) Apple Swift
2 2 (5.13%) Java
2 2 (5.13%) Objective-C
2 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (58.97%) MCP
2 17 (43.59%) MCSE
2 17 (43.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (30.77%) A+ Certification
4 10 (25.64%) MCITP
4 10 (25.64%) MCSA
5 9 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (15.38%) CCNA
6 6 (15.38%) CCNP
6 6 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (15.38%) DBS Check
7 5 (12.82%) Degree
System Software
1 23 (58.97%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.38%) Hyper-V
2 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 12 (30.77%) Apple
2 12 (30.77%) VMware
3 9 (23.08%) Cisco
4 8 (20.51%) Citrix
5 6 (15.38%) Google
6 3 (7.69%) Sage