The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
North West / Lancashire
Rank 53 50 48
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 1 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.24% 0.30% 0.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.64% 2.00% 4.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 3
Median salary £19,000 £20,500 £18,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.31% +13.88%  
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 Lancashire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
Lancashire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 61 50 96
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 14.56% 15.06% 22.22%
Number of salaries quoted 57 39 86
Median salary £32,500 £28,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.04% -24.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £19,000 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

Windows 8
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Salary trend for Windows 8 in Lancashire

Windows 8
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Chorley - 1 £19,000 -
Windows 8
North West

Windows 8
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) iPad
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) SLA
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) iPhone
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (50.00%) iPad
1 2 (50.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) VMware