Period
to 19 February 2018

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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
England > North West
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 308 261 222
Rank change year-on-year -47 -39 +18
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 61 101 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.48% 0.83% 1.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.03% 3.67% 4.45%
Number of salaries quoted 51 86 112
North West median annual salary £24,000 £23,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% -8.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £19,000 £18,000 £17,000
90th Percentile £37,500 £43,750 £50,000
England median annual salary £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
% change year-on-year - -3.51% -3.39%

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 3,006 2,751 2,968
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.50% 22.49% 24.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,359 2,261 2,411
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +0.67%
10th Percentile £22,250 £22,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,000 £54,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018. 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
Cheshire -64 32 £22,500 - 2
Manchester -26 18 £25,000 +2.04% 12
Lancashire +18 8 £25,500 +18.60% 1
Merseyside +14 1 £22,200 -16.23%
Windows 8
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, IT jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 61 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (68.85%) Windows 7
3 35 (57.38%) Microsoft
4 32 (52.46%) Active Directory
5 29 (47.54%) Windows Server
6 28 (45.90%) Windows 10
7 27 (44.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (40.98%) MS Exchange
9 21 (34.43%) Firewall
9 21 (34.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (32.79%) Office 365
11 18 (29.51%) VMware
11 18 (29.51%) DNS
12 17 (27.87%) DHCP
13 15 (24.59%) Microsoft Office
14 14 (22.95%) MCP
14 14 (22.95%) Apple
15 13 (21.31%) Microsoft Certification
15 13 (21.31%) Exchange Server 2010
16 12 (19.67%) Citrix
16 12 (19.67%) Mac OS X
16 12 (19.67%) MCSE
17 11 (18.03%) Exchange Server 2013
18 10 (16.39%) MCITP
18 10 (16.39%) MCSA
19 8 (13.11%) CRM
19 8 (13.11%) ITIL
19 8 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
20 7 (11.48%) Cisco
20 7 (11.48%) Degree

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 25 (40.98%) MS Exchange
2 13 (21.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (18.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.64%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (24.59%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Elite 3E
1 1 (1.64%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 20 (32.79%) Office 365
2 1 (1.64%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 21 (34.43%) Firewall
2 18 (29.51%) DNS
3 17 (27.87%) DHCP
4 6 (9.84%) VoIP
5 5 (8.20%) LAN
6 4 (6.56%) WAN
6 4 (6.56%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (6.56%) Wireless
7 3 (4.92%) 3G
7 3 (4.92%) 4G
7 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
8 2 (3.28%) VLAN
8 2 (3.28%) VPN
8 2 (3.28%) WLAN
9 1 (1.64%) ADSL
9 1 (1.64%) Broadband
9 1 (1.64%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.64%) H.323
9 1 (1.64%) ISDN
9 1 (1.64%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) JIRA
2 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.64%) Subversion
2 1 (1.64%) Xcode
General
1 7 (11.48%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.84%) Finance
3 2 (3.28%) Games
3 2 (3.28%) Law
4 1 (1.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (39.34%) Analyst
2 17 (27.87%) Support Engineer
3 16 (26.23%) IT Support
3 16 (26.23%) Support Analyst
4 12 (19.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (18.03%) IT Engineer
6 9 (14.75%) IT Support Engineer
7 7 (11.48%) Service Analyst
7 7 (11.48%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (9.84%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 6 (9.84%) Technical Support
9 5 (8.20%) IT Analyst
9 5 (8.20%) IT Support Analyst
9 5 (8.20%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (8.20%) Technical Support Analyst
10 4 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 4 (6.56%) IT Technician
11 3 (4.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 3 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) Cocoa
1 2 (3.28%) SOAP
1 2 (3.28%) Web Services
2 1 (1.64%) HTML
2 1 (1.64%) JSON
2 1 (1.64%) REST
2 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Driving Licence
1 5 (8.20%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.92%) CCTV
2 3 (4.92%) Chip and PIN
2 3 (4.92%) Contactless
3 2 (3.28%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.64%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 61 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (68.85%) Windows 7
3 29 (47.54%) Windows Server
4 28 (45.90%) Windows 10
5 27 (44.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (34.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (19.67%) Mac OS X
8 6 (9.84%) Android
9 4 (6.56%) Linux
9 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (6.56%) Windows XP
10 3 (4.92%) VMS
11 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
11 2 (3.28%) CentOS
11 2 (3.28%) Ubuntu
11 2 (3.28%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.64%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.11%) CRM
1 8 (13.11%) ITIL
2 5 (8.20%) Actionable Insight
2 5 (8.20%) Operations Research
2 5 (8.20%) Process Management
3 4 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (6.56%) Mentoring
4 3 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (4.92%) Coaching
4 3 (4.92%) Data Security
4 3 (4.92%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (4.92%) PRINCE2
4 3 (4.92%) Project Management
5 2 (3.28%) ERP
5 2 (3.28%) SDLC
5 2 (3.28%) Test Scripting
5 2 (3.28%) Time Management
5 2 (3.28%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (3.28%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (3.28%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.20%) SQL
2 2 (3.28%) Apple Swift
2 2 (3.28%) Objective-C
3 1 (1.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (22.95%) MCP
2 13 (21.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (19.67%) MCSE
4 10 (16.39%) MCITP
4 10 (16.39%) MCSA
5 7 (11.48%) Degree
6 5 (8.20%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (4.92%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.64%) CCNA
8 1 (1.64%) CCNP
8 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.64%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (52.46%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.56%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.56%) vSphere
4 1 (1.64%) XenApp
Vendors
1 35 (57.38%) Microsoft
2 18 (29.51%) VMware
3 14 (22.95%) Apple
4 12 (19.67%) Citrix
5 7 (11.48%) Cisco
6 4 (6.56%) Sage
7 3 (4.92%) HP
8 2 (3.28%) Capita
8 2 (3.28%) Dell
9 1 (1.64%) Canon
9 1 (1.64%) Google
9 1 (1.64%) iManage
9 1 (1.64%) Sophos