Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 134 114
Rank change year-on-year -15 -20 +26
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 6 36 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.23% 1.28% 1.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.10% 5.03% 6.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3 30 31
Cheshire median annual salary £21,500 £22,250 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.37% -1.11% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18,750 £19,900 £18,000
90th Percentile £36,650 £34,750 £33,000
North West median annual salary £23,750 £23,500 £23,000
% change year-on-year +1.06% +2.17% -

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 543 716 523
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.44% 25.44% 23.75%
Number of salaries quoted 391 522 451
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +18.46% -12.16%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,750 £20,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £48,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -15 4 £19,000 -30.91%
Chester -1 1 £40,000 +110.53%
Nantwich -14 1 £21,500 -6.52%
Windows 8
North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 10
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) Office 365
3 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (50.00%) VPN
4 3 (50.00%) McAfee
4 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) Barracuda Networks
4 3 (50.00%) Android
4 3 (50.00%) Software Licensing
4 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (33.33%) DHCP
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
6 1 (16.67%) HP
6 1 (16.67%) Citrix
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (16.67%) SAN
6 1 (16.67%) DNA
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (16.67%) MCSE
6 1 (16.67%) MCSA

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 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) IT Manager
2 2 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Team Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Team Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Support Team Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Team Leader
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 10
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Software Licensing
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) DNA
3 1 (16.67%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCITP
1 1 (16.67%) MCSA
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Barracuda Networks
2 3 (50.00%) McAfee
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Nimble Storage