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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 211 158
Rank change year-on-year -12 -53  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 55 27 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.80% 0.48% 1.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.41% 2.16% 6.15%
Number of salaries quoted 48 17 77
Median salary £26,000 £25,000 £22,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +13.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,700 £23,400 £17,428
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £32,700 £34,000
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 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 1613 1248 1464
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 23.61% 22.18% 22.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1338 1034 1212
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
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 June 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 June 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 0 34 £23,000 -8.66% 10
Cheshire -10 20 £31,500 +26.00% 3
Cumbria -4 1 - -
Windows 8
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 89 (100.00%) Windows
2 70 (78.65%) Active Directory
3 64 (71.91%) Microsoft
3 64 (71.91%) Windows 7
4 48 (53.93%) MS Exchange
5 43 (48.31%) Windows 10
6 42 (47.19%) Microsoft Office
7 36 (40.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (37.08%) Windows Server
8 33 (37.08%) VMware
9 31 (34.83%) Exchange Server 2010
10 27 (30.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (28.09%) Windows Server 2003
12 22 (24.72%) Citrix
12 22 (24.72%) DHCP
12 22 (24.72%) DNS
12 22 (24.72%) ITIL
13 19 (21.35%) VMware Infrastructure
14 18 (20.22%) Finance
14 18 (20.22%) LAN
15 17 (19.10%) Cisco
15 17 (19.10%) WAN
16 16 (17.98%) Office 365
17 15 (16.85%) TCP/IP
17 15 (16.85%) SLA
17 15 (16.85%) Microsoft Certification
18 14 (15.73%) CMDB
19 13 (14.61%) Android
19 13 (14.61%) Hyper-V
19 13 (14.61%) Configuration Management

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 48 (53.93%) MS Exchange
2 31 (34.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (8.99%) SharePoint
4 7 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.25%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.25%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.12%) IIS
Applications
1 42 (47.19%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.98%) Office 365
2 7 (7.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.12%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 22 (24.72%) DHCP
1 22 (24.72%) DNS
2 18 (20.22%) LAN
3 17 (19.10%) WAN
4 15 (16.85%) TCP/IP
5 9 (10.11%) SAN
5 9 (10.11%) VoIP
5 9 (10.11%) VPN
6 8 (8.99%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (6.74%) Bluetooth
7 6 (6.74%) DVB
7 6 (6.74%) Firewall
7 6 (6.74%) GPRS
7 6 (6.74%) GSM
7 6 (6.74%) NFC
7 6 (6.74%) UMTS
7 6 (6.74%) WLAN
8 5 (5.62%) iSCSI
8 5 (5.62%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (5.62%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.12%) FileMaker
1 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Android Studio
1 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.12%) SonarQube
1 1 (1.12%) Subversion
General
1 18 (20.22%) Finance
2 8 (8.99%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.74%) Automotive
3 6 (6.74%) Multimedia
4 2 (2.25%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.12%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (28.09%) Analyst
2 22 (24.72%) 1st Line Support
3 13 (14.61%) IT Support
3 13 (14.61%) Support Analyst
4 11 (12.36%) Support Engineer
5 10 (11.24%) IT Analyst
6 9 (10.11%) 1st Line Support Technician
6 9 (10.11%) Service Analyst
6 9 (10.11%) Support Technician
7 8 (8.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 8 (8.99%) IT Support Analyst
7 8 (8.99%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (7.87%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (7.87%) Windows Support Analyst
9 6 (6.74%) Desktop Support
9 6 (6.74%) First Line Help Desk Support
9 6 (6.74%) Help Desk Support
9 6 (6.74%) Software Engineer
10 5 (5.62%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 5 (5.62%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.74%) BREW
1 6 (6.74%) Flash
1 6 (6.74%) J2ME
1 6 (6.74%) Middleware
1 6 (6.74%) OpenAL
1 6 (6.74%) OpenCL
1 6 (6.74%) OpenGL
1 6 (6.74%) Qt
1 6 (6.74%) Series 60
1 6 (6.74%) SVG
1 6 (6.74%) UIQ
2 4 (4.49%) Web Services
3 1 (1.12%) HTML
3 1 (1.12%) JSON
3 1 (1.12%) SOAP
3 1 (1.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.73%) CMDB
2 12 (13.48%) Driving Licence
3 7 (7.87%) Blackberry
4 6 (6.74%) Device Driver
4 6 (6.74%) iPhone
4 6 (6.74%) MPEG
4 6 (6.74%) Smartphone
5 4 (4.49%) EPoS
5 4 (4.49%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.25%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.25%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (2.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 89 (100.00%) Windows
2 64 (71.91%) Windows 7
3 43 (48.31%) Windows 10
4 36 (40.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (37.08%) Windows Server
6 27 (30.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (28.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (14.61%) Android
9 12 (13.48%) Windows XP
10 11 (12.36%) Windows Mobile
11 6 (6.74%) Embedded Linux
11 6 (6.74%) Linux
11 6 (6.74%) Nucleus RTOS
11 6 (6.74%) Windows Vista
12 5 (5.62%) Apple iOS
13 1 (1.12%) Mac OS
13 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.12%) Solaris
13 1 (1.12%) Unix
13 1 (1.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.72%) ITIL
2 13 (14.61%) Configuration Management
3 11 (12.36%) Service Management
4 10 (11.24%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (10.11%) Mentoring
6 7 (7.87%) Software Engineering
7 6 (6.74%) DRM
7 6 (6.74%) Mobile Commerce
7 6 (6.74%) Speech Recognition
7 6 (6.74%) Time Management
8 4 (4.49%) Patch Management
8 4 (4.49%) Problem Management
8 4 (4.49%) Server Hardening
8 4 (4.49%) SIEM
9 3 (3.37%) CRM
9 3 (3.37%) Line Management
9 3 (3.37%) Migration
9 3 (3.37%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (3.37%) Network Management
9 3 (3.37%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.11%) PowerShell
2 7 (7.87%) Java
3 6 (6.74%) C
3 6 (6.74%) C++
3 6 (6.74%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (16.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (12.36%) ITIL Certification
3 10 (11.24%) MCSE
4 9 (10.11%) Degree
5 6 (6.74%) Security Cleared
6 5 (5.62%) SC Cleared
7 4 (4.49%) MCSA
8 3 (3.37%) Master's Degree
9 2 (2.25%) A+ Certification
9 2 (2.25%) CCAA
9 2 (2.25%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (2.25%) DBS Check
9 2 (2.25%) MCITP
9 2 (2.25%) MCP
9 2 (2.25%) MCTS
10 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.12%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.85%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 70 (78.65%) Active Directory
2 19 (21.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (14.61%) Hyper-V
4 8 (8.99%) Terminal Server
5 7 (7.87%) XenApp
6 6 (6.74%) Terminal Services
7 4 (4.49%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (2.25%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 8 (8.99%) SCCM
2 3 (3.37%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (3.37%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.25%) MAILsweeper
3 2 (2.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.12%) MobiControl
4 1 (1.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (71.91%) Microsoft
2 33 (37.08%) VMware
3 22 (24.72%) Citrix
4 17 (19.10%) Cisco
5 8 (8.99%) HP
6 6 (6.74%) Intel
6 6 (6.74%) Symbian
7 5 (5.62%) MobileIron
7 5 (5.62%) SonicWALL
8 4 (4.49%) Wyse
9 3 (3.37%) Apple
9 3 (3.37%) CheckPoint
9 3 (3.37%) Dell
10 2 (2.25%) AppSense
10 2 (2.25%) Clearswift
10 2 (2.25%) Samsung
10 2 (2.25%) Sophos
10 2 (2.25%) Symantec
11 1 (1.12%) Panasonic
11 1 (1.12%) SOTI
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