The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
South West / Somerset
Rank 76 71 66
Rank change year-on-year -5 -5  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 2 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.31% 0.16% 0.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.44% 0.54% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 0
Median salary £19,000 £47,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -60.00% -  
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 Somerset with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
Somerset
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 139 185 145
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 21.65% 29.09% 28.83%
Number of salaries quoted 130 177 125
Median salary £34,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £20,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £42,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

Windows 8
Salary Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows 8 in Somerset.

Salary trend for Windows 8 in Somerset

Windows 8
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 25 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
Taunton 0 2 £19,000 -60.00%
Bath - 2 £19,000 -
Windows 8
South West

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 25 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Mac OS X
2 2 (66.67%) Apple
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Intranet
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) Veeam
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) SAN

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset 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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) Intranet
1 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Mac OS X
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Apple
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) Dell Compellent
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Veeam