Period
to 23 November 2017

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

Microsoft Windows 8
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 269 262 211
Rank change year-on-year -7 -51 +36
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 106 97 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.80% 0.78% 1.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.56% 3.44% 4.67%
Number of salaries quoted 93 83 127
North West median annual salary £23,500 £23,000 £23,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.17% - -
10th Percentile £19,200 £18,000 £17,300
90th Percentile £38,950 £37,500 £43,750
England median annual salary £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
% change year-on-year - -3.51% -5.00%

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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 2980 2821 3147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.50% 22.56% 24.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2361 2347 2541
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.63%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Windows 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in the North West

Windows 8
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Windows 8 in the North West

Windows 8
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in the North West over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows 8 in the North West

Windows 8
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Manchester -3 57 £24,000 -2.04% 7
Cheshire -31 39 £22,000 -2.22% 5
Lancashire +8 9 £32,500 +51.16%
Merseyside +11 1 - -
Windows 8
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 North West region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 106 (100.00%) Windows
2 76 (71.70%) Active Directory
3 73 (68.87%) Microsoft
4 69 (65.09%) Windows 7
5 61 (57.55%) MS Exchange
6 60 (56.60%) Windows Server
7 54 (50.94%) Windows 10
8 49 (46.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 48 (45.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 45 (42.45%) VMware
11 35 (33.02%) Firewall
12 34 (32.08%) Exchange Server 2010
13 33 (31.13%) DNS
13 33 (31.13%) DHCP
13 33 (31.13%) Microsoft Office
14 29 (27.36%) ITIL
14 29 (27.36%) VMware Infrastructure
15 26 (24.53%) Microsoft Certification
15 26 (24.53%) Office 365
16 25 (23.58%) MCP
16 25 (23.58%) MCSE
17 24 (22.64%) Driving Licence
18 22 (20.75%) Cisco
19 19 (17.92%) Exchange Server 2013
19 19 (17.92%) WAN
19 19 (17.92%) LAN
20 18 (16.98%) Telecoms
21 16 (15.09%) Apple
22 15 (14.15%) Hyper-V
23 14 (13.21%) Citrix

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 61 (57.55%) MS Exchange
2 34 (32.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (17.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (7.55%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.83%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 33 (31.13%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 26 (24.53%) Office 365
2 9 (8.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.66%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 35 (33.02%) Firewall
2 33 (31.13%) DHCP
2 33 (31.13%) DNS
3 19 (17.92%) LAN
3 19 (17.92%) WAN
4 12 (11.32%) TCP/IP
5 9 (8.49%) WLAN
6 7 (6.60%) SAN
6 7 (6.60%) VoIP
7 5 (4.72%) Skype
8 4 (3.77%) VLAN
8 4 (3.77%) VPN
8 4 (3.77%) Wireless
9 3 (2.83%) 3G
9 3 (2.83%) 4G
10 2 (1.89%) Cisco IPT
10 2 (1.89%) LDAP
10 2 (1.89%) MPLS
10 2 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.94%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.89%) Subversion
2 1 (0.94%) Android Studio
2 1 (0.94%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.94%) Xcode
General
1 18 (16.98%) Telecoms
2 13 (12.26%) Finance
3 2 (1.89%) Law
4 1 (0.94%) Advertising
4 1 (0.94%) Games
4 1 (0.94%) Legal
4 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (35.85%) Analyst
2 28 (26.42%) Support Analyst
3 25 (23.58%) IT Support
4 21 (19.81%) IT Technician
5 19 (17.92%) Support Engineer
6 16 (15.09%) IT Engineer
7 14 (13.21%) Service Analyst
8 13 (12.26%) Service Desk Analyst
9 12 (11.32%) 2nd Line Support
9 12 (11.32%) IT Analyst
9 12 (11.32%) IT Support Engineer
10 11 (10.38%) IT Support Analyst
11 9 (8.49%) 3rd Line Support
12 8 (7.55%) Service Manager
13 7 (6.60%) Technical Manager
13 7 (6.60%) Technical Services Manager
14 6 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 6 (5.66%) Team Leader
15 5 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 5 (4.72%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.55%) Web Services
2 3 (2.83%) HTML
2 3 (2.83%) SOAP
3 2 (1.89%) Cocoa
3 2 (1.89%) JSON
3 2 (1.89%) XML
4 1 (0.94%) CSS
4 1 (0.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.64%) Driving Licence
2 11 (10.38%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.77%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.83%) CCTV
4 3 (2.83%) Chip and PIN
4 3 (2.83%) Contactless
5 2 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.94%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.94%) EPoS
6 1 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.94%) Life Science
6 1 (0.94%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 106 (100.00%) Windows
2 69 (65.09%) Windows 7
3 60 (56.60%) Windows Server
4 54 (50.94%) Windows 10
5 49 (46.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (45.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (10.38%) Mac OS X
7 11 (10.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (7.55%) Android
8 8 (7.55%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.77%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.77%) Linux
10 3 (2.83%) VMS
11 2 (1.89%) CentOS
11 2 (1.89%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.94%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (27.36%) ITIL
2 12 (11.32%) CRM
3 9 (8.49%) Patch Management
3 9 (8.49%) Problem Management
3 9 (8.49%) Time Management
4 7 (6.60%) Mentoring
4 7 (6.60%) Server Hardening
4 7 (6.60%) SIEM
5 6 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (5.66%) ITIL V2
5 6 (5.66%) Security Management
6 5 (4.72%) Actionable Insight
6 5 (4.72%) Coaching
6 5 (4.72%) Operations Research
7 4 (3.77%) Process Management
7 4 (3.77%) Project Management
8 3 (2.83%) Break/Fix
8 3 (2.83%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (2.83%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.83%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.49%) PowerShell
2 6 (5.66%) SQL
3 2 (1.89%) Apple Swift
3 2 (1.89%) Java
3 2 (1.89%) Objective-C
4 1 (0.94%) PHP
4 1 (0.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (24.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (23.58%) MCP
2 25 (23.58%) MCSE
3 12 (11.32%) A+ Certification
4 11 (10.38%) Degree
4 11 (10.38%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (9.43%) MCITP
5 10 (9.43%) MCSA
6 6 (5.66%) CCNA
6 6 (5.66%) CCNP
6 6 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (5.66%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.89%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.77%) SLA
2 1 (0.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 76 (71.70%) Active Directory
2 29 (27.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (14.15%) Hyper-V
4 8 (7.55%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (6.60%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.83%) vSphere
6 3 (2.83%) XenApp
7 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (4.72%) SCCM
2 2 (1.89%) AirWatch
2 2 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.89%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (1.89%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 73 (68.87%) Microsoft
2 45 (42.45%) VMware
3 22 (20.75%) Cisco
4 16 (15.09%) Apple
5 14 (13.21%) Citrix
6 7 (6.60%) Wyse
7 6 (5.66%) CheckPoint
7 6 (5.66%) Google
7 6 (5.66%) HP
8 3 (2.83%) Sage
9 2 (1.89%) Capita
9 2 (1.89%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.89%) Splunk
10 1 (0.94%) Canon
10 1 (0.94%) Dell
10 1 (0.94%) iManage
10 1 (0.94%) MobileIron
10 1 (0.94%) Sophos