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

Microsoft Windows 8
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 86 86
Rank change year-on-year +23 0  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 13 5 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.76% 0.44% 1.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.74% 1.80% 4.21%
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 12
Median salary £24,000 £31,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.58% -16.21%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £27,600 £19,750
10% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £31,500 £37,450
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 168 278 380
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 22.80% 24.73% 30.40%
Number of salaries quoted 156 240 331
Median salary £32,500 £36,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.72% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
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 22 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
Newport - 9 £29,000 -
Cardiff +9 3 £24,000 -14.28%
Torfaen - 1 £23,000 - 1
Windows 8
Wales

For the 6 months to 22 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (95.24%) Windows 7
3 18 (85.71%) Active Directory
4 15 (71.43%) Windows 10
5 14 (66.67%) Windows Server
6 13 (61.90%) Office 365
7 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
8 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (47.62%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (47.62%) Hyper-V
9 10 (47.62%) VMware
9 10 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (47.62%) MS Exchange
10 9 (42.86%) ITIL
10 9 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (42.86%) VirtualBox
11 5 (23.81%) XenApp
11 5 (23.81%) XenDesktop
11 5 (23.81%) Finance
11 5 (23.81%) Citrix
11 5 (23.81%) SQL
12 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (19.05%) Mobile Device Management
12 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
13 3 (14.29%) Sage 200
13 3 (14.29%) Sage 50
13 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (14.29%) Degree

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 10 (47.62%) Exchange Server 2010
1 10 (47.62%) MS Exchange
2 9 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Sage 200
1 3 (14.29%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 13 (61.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) DHCP
1 1 (4.76%) DNS
1 1 (4.76%) LAN
1 1 (4.76%) PBX
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.76%) VoIP
1 1 (4.76%) VPN
1 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) IT Support
2 10 (47.62%) IT Engineer
3 7 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (33.33%) IT Support Technician
3 7 (33.33%) IT Technician
3 7 (33.33%) Support Technician
4 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) Support Engineer
5 4 (19.05%) 2nd Line Support Technician
5 4 (19.05%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
6 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 1 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (95.24%) Windows 7
3 15 (71.43%) Windows 10
4 14 (66.67%) Windows Server
5 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
3 3 (14.29%) CRM
3 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 3 (14.29%) ERP
4 1 (4.76%) CAD
4 1 (4.76%) Stress Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) A+ Certification
2 2 (9.52%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (4.76%) MCITP
3 1 (4.76%) MCSE
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (47.62%) Hyper-V
2 10 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (42.86%) VirtualBox
4 5 (23.81%) XenApp
4 5 (23.81%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 10 (47.62%) VMware
3 5 (23.81%) Citrix
4 3 (14.29%) Sage
5 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco
5 1 (4.76%) LANDesk
5 1 (4.76%) Lotus
5 1 (4.76%) McAfee
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