The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 64 81
Rank change year-on-year -16 +17  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 11 26 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.16% 2.58% 1.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.37% 10.97% 7.44%
Number of salaries quoted 11 31 7
Median salary £36,000 £26,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.84% -11.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £19,250 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £30,000 £38,750
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,500 £26,750
% change year-on-year -5.66% -0.93%  

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 Essex with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 252 237 242
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 26.64% 23.56% 19.67%
Number of salaries quoted 517 646 347
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,625 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in Essex

Windows 8
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Salary trend for Windows 8 in Essex

Windows 8
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Brentwood +5 1 £36,000 -
Windows 8
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Essex region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 21 (100.00%) Windows
1 21 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (90.48%) Windows 7
2 19 (90.48%) Windows 10
3 16 (76.19%) Cisco
4 14 (66.67%) Firewall
5 12 (57.14%) DHCP
5 12 (57.14%) TCP/IP
5 12 (57.14%) DNS
5 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
7 10 (47.62%) MS Exchange
8 9 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (42.86%) Veeam
8 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
9 8 (38.10%) Wireless
9 8 (38.10%) LAN
9 8 (38.10%) SLA
10 7 (33.33%) ITIL
10 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
11 6 (28.57%) Project Management
11 6 (28.57%) Business Analysis
11 6 (28.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 5 (23.81%) Degree
12 5 (23.81%) Windows Vista
12 5 (23.81%) Problem Management
12 5 (23.81%) Draytek
12 5 (23.81%) VLAN

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 10 (47.62%) MS Exchange
2 5 (23.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (23.81%) MS Visio
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) Firewall
2 12 (57.14%) DHCP
2 12 (57.14%) DNS
2 12 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 8 (38.10%) LAN
3 8 (38.10%) Wireless
4 5 (23.81%) Frame Relay
4 5 (23.81%) VLAN
4 5 (23.81%) VPN
4 5 (23.81%) WAN
5 4 (19.05%) iSCSI
5 4 (19.05%) NAS
5 4 (19.05%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Support Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Incident Manager
3 5 (23.81%) Server Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Server Support
3 5 (23.81%) Server Support Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server Support
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Support Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Major Incident Manager
5 3 (14.29%) Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Desktop Support
5 3 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) IT Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) IT Support
5 3 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (23.81%) Blackberry
3 4 (19.05%) Replication
4 3 (14.29%) Driving Licence
5 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (90.48%) Windows 10
2 19 (90.48%) Windows 7
3 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (23.81%) Windows Vista
7 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
9 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
2 7 (33.33%) ITIL
3 6 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 6 (28.57%) Project Management
4 5 (23.81%) Business Continuity
4 5 (23.81%) Business Continuity Planning
4 5 (23.81%) IT Strategy
4 5 (23.81%) ITIL V2
4 5 (23.81%) Line Management
4 5 (23.81%) Problem Management
4 5 (23.81%) Software Licensing
5 3 (14.29%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (9.52%) Asset Management
6 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
6 2 (9.52%) Ticket Management
7 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
7 1 (4.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
2 2 (9.52%) VB
3 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Degree
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (19.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Backup Exec
1 5 (23.81%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Cisco
2 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
3 9 (42.86%) Veeam
4 5 (23.81%) 3Com
4 5 (23.81%) Dell
4 5 (23.81%) D-Link
4 5 (23.81%) Draytek
4 5 (23.81%) HP
4 5 (23.81%) Linksys
4 5 (23.81%) Meraki
4 5 (23.81%) NETGEAR
4 5 (23.81%) Remedy
4 5 (23.81%) Symantec
5 4 (19.05%) VMware
6 3 (14.29%) Mitel
7 1 (4.76%) Sage