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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
England / North West
Rank 223 200 180
Rank change year-on-year -23 -20  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 34 40 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.56% 0.71% 1.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.63% 3.05% 4.43%
Number of salaries quoted 31 34 67
Median salary £24,000 £24,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.04% -18.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £47,000 £42,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £27,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year -7.40% -1.81%  

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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1294 1313 1579
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 21.34% 23.24% 24.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1042 1086 1327
Median salary £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,350 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £52,500 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 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
Manchester -30 16 £21,500 -14.00% 7
Cheshire +21 15 £32,500 +27.45% 5
Merseyside -2 2 £25,750 +0.98% 1
Lancashire -3 1 £19,000 -12.46%
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

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

1 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 79 (83.16%) Windows 7
3 64 (67.37%) Active Directory
4 58 (61.05%) Microsoft
5 53 (55.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (50.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (46.32%) Windows Server
8 43 (45.26%) Windows 10
9 30 (31.58%) Citrix
9 30 (31.58%) VMware
10 29 (30.53%) MS Exchange
11 27 (28.42%) Hyper-V
11 27 (28.42%) Office 365
12 26 (27.37%) ITIL
13 23 (24.21%) MS Office
13 23 (24.21%) Microsoft Certification
13 23 (24.21%) Exchange Server 2010
14 22 (23.16%) MS Excel
15 21 (22.11%) DNS
16 19 (20.00%) VoIP
17 18 (18.95%) Exchange Server 2013
18 17 (17.89%) DHCP
19 16 (16.84%) MCSE
19 16 (16.84%) SQL
19 16 (16.84%) VMware Infrastructure
20 15 (15.79%) Finance
21 14 (14.74%) Cisco
21 14 (14.74%) Android
21 14 (14.74%) iPhone
22 13 (13.68%) Windows Mobile

Windows 8
Top Related 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 29 (30.53%) MS Exchange
2 23 (24.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (18.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (13.68%) SharePoint
5 8 (8.42%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (7.37%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.05%) IIS
7 1 (1.05%) Zimbra
Applications
1 23 (24.21%) MS Office
2 22 (23.16%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.05%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Line 50
1 4 (4.21%) Sage X3
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 27 (28.42%) Office 365
2 5 (5.26%) Mimecast
3 4 (4.21%) OneDrive
4 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (22.11%) DNS
2 19 (20.00%) VoIP
3 17 (17.89%) DHCP
4 12 (12.63%) Skype
4 12 (12.63%) VPN
5 11 (11.58%) TCP/IP
6 8 (8.42%) Firewall
6 8 (8.42%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (6.32%) Bluetooth
7 6 (6.32%) DVB
7 6 (6.32%) GPRS
7 6 (6.32%) GSM
7 6 (6.32%) LAN
7 6 (6.32%) NFC
7 6 (6.32%) UMTS
7 6 (6.32%) Wireless
7 6 (6.32%) WLAN
8 5 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (4.21%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (4.21%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.68%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.21%) Power BI
3 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.05%) FileMaker
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 15 (15.79%) Finance
2 6 (6.32%) Automotive
2 6 (6.32%) Multimedia
3 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.11%) Retail
5 1 (1.05%) Advertising
5 1 (1.05%) Legal
5 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (28.42%) IT Support
2 25 (26.32%) Analyst
3 17 (17.89%) 1st Line Support
3 17 (17.89%) Support Engineer
4 14 (14.74%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (13.68%) IT Engineer
5 13 (13.68%) Support Technician
6 12 (12.63%) IT Support Engineer
7 11 (11.58%) 3rd Line Support
7 11 (11.58%) Support Analyst
8 9 (9.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 9 (9.47%) First Line Help Desk Support
8 9 (9.47%) Help Desk Support
8 9 (9.47%) IT Technician
9 8 (8.42%) IT Support Technician
10 7 (7.37%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 7 (7.37%) IT Analyst
10 7 (7.37%) IT Support Analyst
11 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.32%) BREW
1 6 (6.32%) Flash
1 6 (6.32%) J2ME
1 6 (6.32%) Middleware
1 6 (6.32%) OpenAL
1 6 (6.32%) OpenCL
1 6 (6.32%) OpenGL
1 6 (6.32%) Qt
1 6 (6.32%) Series 60
1 6 (6.32%) SVG
1 6 (6.32%) UIQ
2 1 (1.05%) .NET
2 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.74%) iPhone
2 8 (8.42%) iPad
3 7 (7.37%) Smartphone
4 6 (6.32%) CMDB
4 6 (6.32%) Device Driver
4 6 (6.32%) Driving Licence
4 6 (6.32%) MPEG
5 4 (4.21%) Blackberry
6 3 (3.16%) Fat Client
6 3 (3.16%) RSA SecurID
6 3 (3.16%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.05%) CCTV
7 1 (1.05%) Replication
7 1 (1.05%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.05%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 79 (83.16%) Windows 7
3 53 (55.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (50.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (46.32%) Windows Server
6 43 (45.26%) Windows 10
7 14 (14.74%) Android
8 13 (13.68%) Windows Mobile
8 13 (13.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (12.63%) Windows XP
10 10 (10.53%) Mac OS X
11 7 (7.37%) Apple iOS
11 7 (7.37%) Linux
12 6 (6.32%) Embedded Linux
12 6 (6.32%) Nucleus RTOS
13 3 (3.16%) Windows Vista
14 1 (1.05%) CentOS
14 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (1.05%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (27.37%) ITIL
2 11 (11.58%) CRM
3 8 (8.42%) Mentoring
4 6 (6.32%) Configuration Management
4 6 (6.32%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (6.32%) DRM
4 6 (6.32%) Mobile Commerce
4 6 (6.32%) Service Management
4 6 (6.32%) Software Engineering
4 6 (6.32%) Speech Recognition
5 5 (5.26%) Migration
5 5 (5.26%) Time Management
6 4 (4.21%) Asset Management
6 4 (4.21%) Data Extraction
6 4 (4.21%) Data Protection
6 4 (4.21%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (4.21%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.16%) E-Commerce
7 3 (3.16%) ERP
7 3 (3.16%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.84%) SQL
2 6 (6.32%) C
2 6 (6.32%) C++
2 6 (6.32%) Java
3 5 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.05%) C#
4 1 (1.05%) PHP
4 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (24.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (16.84%) MCSE
3 12 (12.63%) MCITP
4 11 (11.58%) MCSA
5 10 (10.53%) MCP
6 8 (8.42%) MCTS
7 7 (7.37%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (7.37%) Degree
8 6 (6.32%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (5.26%) A+ Certification
10 4 (4.21%) CCNA
10 4 (4.21%) DBS Check
11 3 (3.16%) CCAA
11 3 (3.16%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (3.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (2.11%) MOS
12 2 (2.11%) SC Cleared
12 2 (2.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.68%) SLA
2 3 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 64 (67.37%) Active Directory
2 27 (28.42%) Hyper-V
3 16 (16.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (8.42%) XenApp
5 4 (4.21%) Terminal Server
5 4 (4.21%) vSphere
6 3 (3.16%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.11%) BitLocker
7 2 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.05%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (8.42%) SCCM
2 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (4.21%) PaperCut
4 3 (3.16%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (1.05%) MobiControl
5 1 (1.05%) WSUS
Vendors
1 58 (61.05%) Microsoft
2 30 (31.58%) Citrix
2 30 (31.58%) VMware
3 14 (14.74%) Cisco
4 10 (10.53%) Apple
5 8 (8.42%) Sage
6 7 (7.37%) HP
7 6 (6.32%) Intel
7 6 (6.32%) Symbian
8 4 (4.21%) MobileIron
8 4 (4.21%) Siemens
9 3 (3.16%) AppSense
9 3 (3.16%) Clearswift
9 3 (3.16%) F5
9 3 (3.16%) Meraki
10 1 (1.05%) Adobe
10 1 (1.05%) Dell
10 1 (1.05%) Juniper
10 1 (1.05%) Motorola
10 1 (1.05%) Red Hat
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