The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
South West / Dorset
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 71 78
Rank change year-on-year +23 +7  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 7 4 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 1.76% 0.67% 1.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.14% 2.47% 3.89%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 7
Median salary £20,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -38.46% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,800 £25,300 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £32,500 £45,000
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 Dorset with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
Dorset
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 98 162 257
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 24.62% 27.18% 36.71%
Number of salaries quoted 92 133 230
Median salary £34,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.15% -7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £24,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,250 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset 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 Dorset

Windows 8
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Salary trend for Windows 8 in Dorset

Windows 8
Salary Histogram in Dorset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in Dorset over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows 8 in Dorset

Windows 8
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
Wimborne - 3 £20,000 -
Weymouth - 2 £20,000 -
Bournemouth +24 1 £19,500 -40.00%
Windows 8
South West

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (83.33%) Windows 10
3 12 (66.67%) VMware
3 12 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 11 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (61.11%) Windows Server
5 10 (55.56%) VLAN
5 10 (55.56%) Hyper-V
5 10 (55.56%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (55.56%) LAN
5 10 (55.56%) WAN
6 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
6 7 (38.89%) Office 365
7 3 (16.67%) MCSA
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (11.11%) A+ Certification
8 2 (11.11%) HP
8 2 (11.11%) Advertising
8 2 (11.11%) Internet
8 2 (11.11%) CCNA
8 2 (11.11%) MCP
8 2 (11.11%) MCSE
8 2 (11.11%) Cisco
8 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
8 2 (11.11%) Virtual Environments
8 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (5.56%) PowerShell

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) LAN
1 10 (55.56%) VLAN
1 10 (55.56%) WAN
1 10 (55.56%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (5.56%) SAN
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
General
1 2 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) IT Support
1 10 (55.56%) IT Support Technician
1 10 (55.56%) IT Technician
1 10 (55.56%) Support Technician
2 4 (22.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.56%) Junior
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (83.33%) Windows 10
3 12 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (61.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.56%) Linux
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) MCSA
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) A+ Certification
2 2 (11.11%) CCNA
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) MCP
2 2 (11.11%) MCSE
3 1 (5.56%) CCNP
3 1 (5.56%) IBM Certification
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (55.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) VMware
2 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco
3 2 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) Dell
4 1 (5.56%) IBM