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 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
North West / Cheshire
Rank 78 97 110
Rank change year-on-year +19 +13  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 15 10 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.43% 0.77% 0.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.32% 3.16% 4.31%
Number of salaries quoted 15 9 17
Median salary £32,500 £25,500 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.45% -10.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £18,300 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £33,300 £38,400
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £27,500 £27,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +1.85%  

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 205 316 394
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 19.51% 24.23% 22.44%
Number of salaries quoted 150 282 330
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £20,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £47,500
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 22 March 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 22 March 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
Wilmslow -3 6 £37,500 +100.00%
Warrington - 4 £24,750 - 2
Knutsford - 3 £22,500 -
Runcorn - 1 £32,500 - 1
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 45 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 23 (51.11%) Microsoft
4 22 (48.89%) Active Directory
5 21 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (44.44%) Office 365
6 20 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (37.78%) Windows Server
8 16 (35.56%) Windows 10
8 16 (35.56%) VoIP
9 14 (31.11%) Citrix
9 14 (31.11%) Hyper-V
10 12 (26.67%) MS Excel
10 12 (26.67%) Android
10 12 (26.67%) iPhone
11 11 (24.44%) MS Exchange
12 10 (22.22%) Skype
12 10 (22.22%) ITIL
13 9 (20.00%) MS Office
13 9 (20.00%) SQL
13 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (20.00%) VMware
13 9 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (17.78%) Mentoring
14 8 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (17.78%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (17.78%) Windows Mobile
14 8 (17.78%) DHCP
14 8 (17.78%) Mac OS X
14 8 (17.78%) Apple

Windows 8
Top Related 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 11 (24.44%) MS Exchange
2 9 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
4 4 (8.89%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.22%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 9 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Line 50
1 4 (8.89%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 20 (44.44%) Office 365
2 4 (8.89%) OneDrive
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (35.56%) VoIP
2 10 (22.22%) Skype
3 8 (17.78%) DHCP
3 8 (17.78%) DNS
3 8 (17.78%) VPN
3 8 (17.78%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (13.33%) Bluetooth
4 6 (13.33%) DVB
4 6 (13.33%) Firewall
4 6 (13.33%) GPRS
4 6 (13.33%) GSM
4 6 (13.33%) NFC
4 6 (13.33%) UMTS
4 6 (13.33%) WLAN
5 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.22%) Intranet
6 1 (2.22%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.22%) LAN
6 1 (2.22%) SAN
6 1 (2.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) Power BI
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Automotive
2 6 (13.33%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) IT Support
2 13 (28.89%) Support Engineer
3 11 (24.44%) IT Engineer
3 11 (24.44%) IT Support Engineer
4 8 (17.78%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (17.78%) Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (13.33%) First Line Help Desk Support
5 6 (13.33%) Help Desk Support
5 6 (13.33%) IT Technician
5 6 (13.33%) Software Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) IT Support Technician
6 5 (11.11%) Support Analyst
6 5 (11.11%) Support Technician
7 4 (8.89%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 4 (8.89%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) BREW
1 6 (13.33%) Flash
1 6 (13.33%) J2ME
1 6 (13.33%) Middleware
1 6 (13.33%) OpenAL
1 6 (13.33%) OpenCL
1 6 (13.33%) OpenGL
1 6 (13.33%) Qt
1 6 (13.33%) Series 60
1 6 (13.33%) SVG
1 6 (13.33%) UIQ
2 1 (2.22%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) iPhone
2 6 (13.33%) Device Driver
2 6 (13.33%) iPad
2 6 (13.33%) MPEG
2 6 (13.33%) Smartphone
3 2 (4.44%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.22%) Replication
4 1 (2.22%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 45 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 21 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (37.78%) Windows Server
6 16 (35.56%) Windows 10
7 12 (26.67%) Android
8 8 (17.78%) Mac OS X
8 8 (17.78%) Windows Mobile
9 6 (13.33%) Embedded Linux
9 6 (13.33%) Linux
9 6 (13.33%) Nucleus RTOS
10 5 (11.11%) Apple iOS
11 4 (8.89%) Windows XP
12 1 (2.22%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) ITIL
2 8 (17.78%) CRM
2 8 (17.78%) Mentoring
3 6 (13.33%) DRM
3 6 (13.33%) Mobile Commerce
3 6 (13.33%) Software Engineering
3 6 (13.33%) Speech Recognition
4 5 (11.11%) Migration
5 4 (8.89%) Asset Management
5 4 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (8.89%) Data Extraction
5 4 (8.89%) Time Management
6 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 3 (6.67%) ERP
6 3 (6.67%) People Management
6 3 (6.67%) Process Improvement
6 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.44%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (4.44%) ITIL V2
7 2 (4.44%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) SQL
2 6 (13.33%) C
2 6 (13.33%) C++
2 6 (13.33%) Java
3 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.22%) C#
4 1 (2.22%) PHP
4 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (15.56%) MCSA
3 6 (13.33%) Degree
3 6 (13.33%) MCP
3 6 (13.33%) MCSE
4 5 (11.11%) MCITP
5 3 (6.67%) MCTS
6 2 (4.44%) A+ Certification
6 2 (4.44%) DBS Check
7 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (48.89%) Active Directory
2 14 (31.11%) Hyper-V
3 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (8.89%) vSphere
4 4 (8.89%) XenApp
5 3 (6.67%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.44%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
1 5 (11.11%) SCCM
2 4 (8.89%) PaperCut
3 1 (2.22%) MobiControl
Vendors
1 23 (51.11%) Microsoft
2 14 (31.11%) Citrix
3 9 (20.00%) VMware
4 8 (17.78%) Apple
5 7 (15.56%) Sage
6 6 (13.33%) Intel
6 6 (13.33%) Symbian
7 4 (8.89%) Siemens
8 2 (4.44%) Cisco
9 1 (2.22%) HP
9 1 (2.22%) Motorola
9 1 (2.22%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.22%) SOTI
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