The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 97 86
Rank change year-on-year +16 -11  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 8 6 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.92% 0.48% 0.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.00% 1.64% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 11
Median salary £25,000 £28,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% -11.53%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,250 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £35,000 £67,500
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 South Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 200 366 391
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 22.96% 29.44% 33.08%
Number of salaries quoted 174 326 325
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

Windows 8
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Windows 8 in South Wales

Windows 8
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 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
Cardiff +4 6 £26,000 +4.00%
Caerphilly - 2 £24,000 -
Windows 8
Wales

For the 6 months to 29 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 10 (76.92%) Windows 7
3 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
4 6 (46.15%) Office 365
4 6 (46.15%) Windows 10
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
5 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (38.46%) MS Office
5 5 (38.46%) Degree
5 5 (38.46%) VMware
6 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
6 4 (30.77%) MCSE
6 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
6 4 (30.77%) LAN
6 4 (30.77%) WAN
6 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (23.08%) Sage 200
7 3 (23.08%) Sage 50
7 3 (23.08%) SLA
7 3 (23.08%) Sage
7 3 (23.08%) CRM
7 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
7 3 (23.08%) ERP
7 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Office
2 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Sage 200
1 3 (23.08%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Office 365
2 2 (15.38%) IaaS
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (15.38%) PaaS
3 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) LAN
1 4 (30.77%) WAN
2 2 (15.38%) DHCP
2 2 (15.38%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) SAN
2 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) VoIP
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
3 1 (7.69%) NAS
3 1 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (7.69%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (7.69%) VLAN
3 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) IT Support
1 5 (38.46%) IT Support Technician
1 5 (38.46%) IT Technician
1 5 (38.46%) Support Technician
2 4 (30.77%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) IT Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior IT Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Windows 7
3 6 (46.15%) Windows 10
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (15.38%) Linux
6 2 (15.38%) Unix
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (7.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) CRM
1 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
1 3 (23.08%) ERP
2 1 (7.69%) Data Management
2 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (7.69%) High Availability
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.69%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 4 (30.77%) MCSE
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (15.38%) A+ Certification
3 2 (15.38%) MCITP
3 2 (15.38%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (15.38%) RHCE
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
2 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (23.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) Sage
4 1 (7.69%) Avaya
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) HP