Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
England > North West
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 345 283 248
Rank change year-on-year -62 -35 -29
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 27 75 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.22% 0.61% 0.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.99% 2.72% 3.78%
Number of salaries quoted 27 65 75
North West median annual salary £30,000 £23,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.66% -6.00% -5.66%
10th Percentile £19,400 £20,000 £19,950
90th Percentile £38,000 £43,750 £50,000
England median annual salary £28,500 £27,500 £28,500
% change year-on-year +3.64% -3.51% -1.72%

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 2,721 2,753 2,563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.12% 22.26% 23.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2,156 2,267 2,117
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +1.35%
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -56 11 £30,000 -4.76% 1
Manchester -15 9 £30,000 +34.83% 9
Lancashire +7 3 £19,000 - 1
Merseyside +6 2 £30,000 +13.21%
Windows 8
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (74.07%) Windows 7
3 18 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 14 (51.85%) Windows 10
5 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
6 10 (37.04%) Office 365
6 10 (37.04%) Windows Server
7 9 (33.33%) DNS
8 8 (29.63%) DHCP
8 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Office
9 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (22.22%) Firewall
11 5 (18.52%) VMware
11 5 (18.52%) Mac OS X
11 5 (18.52%) Apple
11 5 (18.52%) MCSE
11 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
11 5 (18.52%) LAN
12 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
12 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
12 4 (14.81%) MCSA
12 4 (14.81%) MCP
12 4 (14.81%) Cisco
13 3 (11.11%) ITIL
13 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
13 3 (11.11%) WAN
13 3 (11.11%) MCITP
13 3 (11.11%) JIRA

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 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (7.41%) IIS
3 2 (7.41%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.70%) Confluence
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 10 (37.04%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) OneDrive
2 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) DNS
2 8 (29.63%) DHCP
3 6 (22.22%) Firewall
4 5 (18.52%) LAN
5 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
6 3 (11.11%) WAN
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (7.41%) Internet
7 2 (7.41%) NAS
7 2 (7.41%) SAN
7 2 (7.41%) Skype
7 2 (7.41%) VoIP
7 2 (7.41%) VPN
7 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (3.70%) ADSL
8 1 (3.70%) Broadband
8 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
8 1 (3.70%) H.323
8 1 (3.70%) PBX
8 1 (3.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Games
1 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Support Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (22.22%) Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 4 (14.81%) Desktop Support
5 3 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) IT Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) IT Support
5 3 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) 1st Line Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Field Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Field Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Fat Client
1 2 (7.41%) iPad
1 2 (7.41%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.70%) Fintech
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Licensing
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (74.07%) Windows 7
3 14 (51.85%) Windows 10
4 10 (37.04%) Windows Server
5 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (18.52%) Mac OS X
7 2 (7.41%) Android
7 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
7 2 (7.41%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (7.41%) Windows Vista
8 1 (3.70%) CentOS
8 1 (3.70%) Linux
8 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
8 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.11%) ITIL
2 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (7.41%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (7.41%) SDLC
2 2 (7.41%) Strategic Thinking
2 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
2 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
3 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
3 1 (3.70%) Data Security
3 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
3 1 (3.70%) ERP
3 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
3 1 (3.70%) ITSM
3 1 (3.70%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (3.70%) Presales
3 1 (3.70%) Process Management
3 1 (3.70%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (18.52%) MCSE
3 4 (14.81%) MCP
3 4 (14.81%) MCSA
4 3 (11.11%) MCITP
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
3 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) Apple
2 5 (18.52%) VMware
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco
4 2 (7.41%) HP
4 2 (7.41%) Sage
4 2 (7.41%) SonicWALL
5 1 (3.70%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.70%) Citrix
5 1 (3.70%) Dell
5 1 (3.70%) MobileIron
5 1 (3.70%) Sophos