Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
England > North West
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 264 271 213
Rank change year-on-year +7 -58 +52
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 107 82 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.84% 0.67% 1.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.62% 3.04% 5.19%
Number of salaries quoted 94 67 140
North West median annual salary £23,500 £23,000 £23,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.17% - -8.00%
10th Percentile £20,000 £18,000 £17,000
90th Percentile £43,750 £33,450 £42,625
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 2955 2696 3100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.19% 22.13% 23.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2380 2237 2500
North West median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,725 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,750
% change year-on-year - +0.56% +5.29%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +12 62 £23,500 -4.08% 7
Cheshire -22 36 £22,250 -1.11% 5
Lancashire +2 7 £27,250 +9.00% 3
Merseyside +7 1 - - 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
Windows 8
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 107 (100.00%) Windows
2 81 (75.70%) Active Directory
3 80 (74.77%) Microsoft
4 66 (61.68%) MS Exchange
4 66 (61.68%) Windows 7
5 59 (55.14%) Windows Server
6 56 (52.34%) Windows 10
7 51 (47.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 45 (42.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 44 (41.12%) Microsoft Office
9 44 (41.12%) VMware
10 41 (38.32%) Exchange Server 2010
11 33 (30.84%) Firewall
12 32 (29.91%) DHCP
12 32 (29.91%) DNS
13 30 (28.04%) VMware Infrastructure
14 29 (27.10%) ITIL
15 28 (26.17%) Driving Licence
16 25 (23.36%) Office 365
16 25 (23.36%) Cisco
16 25 (23.36%) Microsoft Certification
17 24 (22.43%) MCP
17 24 (22.43%) MCSE
18 20 (18.69%) Exchange Server 2013
18 20 (18.69%) LAN
18 20 (18.69%) WAN
18 20 (18.69%) Telecoms
19 15 (14.02%) Finance
19 15 (14.02%) Windows Server 2003
20 14 (13.08%) Apple

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 66 (61.68%) MS Exchange
2 41 (38.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (18.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (8.41%) SharePoint
5 6 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.80%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 44 (41.12%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 25 (23.36%) Office 365
2 9 (8.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.61%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 33 (30.84%) Firewall
2 32 (29.91%) DHCP
2 32 (29.91%) DNS
3 20 (18.69%) LAN
3 20 (18.69%) WAN
4 13 (12.15%) TCP/IP
5 9 (8.41%) SAN
5 9 (8.41%) WLAN
6 8 (7.48%) VPN
7 6 (5.61%) Skype
7 6 (5.61%) VoIP
8 4 (3.74%) VLAN
9 3 (2.80%) Wireless
10 2 (1.87%) 3G
10 2 (1.87%) 4G
10 2 (1.87%) Cisco IPT
10 2 (1.87%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.87%) LDAP
10 2 (1.87%) MPLS
10 2 (1.87%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Android Studio
1 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.93%) SonarQube
1 1 (0.93%) Subversion
1 1 (0.93%) Xcode
General
1 20 (18.69%) Telecoms
2 15 (14.02%) Finance
3 1 (0.93%) Advertising
3 1 (0.93%) Games
3 1 (0.93%) Law
3 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.93%) Marketing
3 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (34.58%) Analyst
2 29 (27.10%) IT Support
2 29 (27.10%) Support Analyst
3 22 (20.56%) IT Technician
4 17 (15.89%) IT Analyst
4 17 (15.89%) Support Engineer
5 16 (14.95%) IT Support Analyst
6 14 (13.08%) Service Analyst
7 13 (12.15%) IT Engineer
7 13 (12.15%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (9.35%) 1st Line Support
8 10 (9.35%) IT Support Engineer
9 9 (8.41%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (8.41%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (8.41%) Windows Support Analyst
10 7 (6.54%) Service Manager
10 7 (6.54%) Technical Manager
10 7 (6.54%) Technical Services Manager
11 6 (5.61%) Service Desk Support
11 6 (5.61%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.54%) Web Services
2 2 (1.87%) HTML
2 2 (1.87%) SOAP
3 1 (0.93%) Cocoa
3 1 (0.93%) CSS
3 1 (0.93%) JSON
3 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (26.17%) Driving Licence
2 11 (10.28%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.67%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.80%) CMDB
4 3 (2.80%) EPoS
5 2 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.87%) CCTV
5 2 (1.87%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (1.87%) Contactless
6 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.93%) Life Science
6 1 (0.93%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 107 (100.00%) Windows
2 66 (61.68%) Windows 7
3 59 (55.14%) Windows Server
4 56 (52.34%) Windows 10
5 51 (47.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (42.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (14.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (10.28%) Windows XP
9 9 (8.41%) Mac OS X
10 6 (5.61%) Android
11 4 (3.74%) Linux
12 3 (2.80%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.87%) CentOS
13 2 (1.87%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.87%) VMS
13 2 (1.87%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.93%) Solaris
14 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (27.10%) ITIL
2 10 (9.35%) CRM
2 10 (9.35%) Time Management
3 9 (8.41%) Patch Management
3 9 (8.41%) Problem Management
4 8 (7.48%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (6.54%) Server Hardening
5 7 (6.54%) SIEM
6 6 (5.61%) ITIL V2
6 6 (5.61%) Mentoring
6 6 (5.61%) Security Management
7 5 (4.67%) Process Management
8 4 (3.74%) Actionable Insight
8 4 (3.74%) Break/Fix
8 4 (3.74%) Coaching
8 4 (3.74%) Operations Research
9 3 (2.80%) Configuration Management
9 3 (2.80%) Network Management
9 3 (2.80%) Project Management
9 3 (2.80%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.35%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.74%) SQL
3 2 (1.87%) Java
4 1 (0.93%) Apple Swift
4 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
4 1 (0.93%) PHP
4 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (23.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (22.43%) MCP
2 24 (22.43%) MCSE
3 12 (11.21%) A+ Certification
4 11 (10.28%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (9.35%) Degree
6 9 (8.41%) MCITP
6 9 (8.41%) MCSA
7 7 (6.54%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (5.61%) CCNA
8 6 (5.61%) CCNP
8 6 (5.61%) DBS Check
9 3 (2.80%) Master's Degree
9 3 (2.80%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.80%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.61%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 81 (75.70%) Active Directory
2 30 (28.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (13.08%) Hyper-V
4 8 (7.48%) Terminal Services
4 8 (7.48%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (4.67%) XenApp
6 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.87%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (5.61%) SCCM
2 2 (1.87%) AirWatch
2 2 (1.87%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.87%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (1.87%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.87%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.87%) WSUS
Vendors
1 80 (74.77%) Microsoft
2 44 (41.12%) VMware
3 25 (23.36%) Cisco
4 14 (13.08%) Apple
4 14 (13.08%) Citrix
5 8 (7.48%) HP
6 7 (6.54%) Wyse
7 6 (5.61%) CheckPoint
7 6 (5.61%) Google
8 3 (2.80%) Dell
8 3 (2.80%) Sophos
9 2 (1.87%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.87%) SonicWALL
9 2 (1.87%) Splunk
9 2 (1.87%) Symantec
10 1 (0.93%) Canon
10 1 (0.93%) iManage
10 1 (0.93%) MobileIron
10 1 (0.93%) Oracle
10 1 (0.93%) Sun