The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South 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 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
England / South West
Rank 209 170 182
Rank change year-on-year -39 +12  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 29 84 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.57% 1.43% 1.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.48% 5.06% 3.69%
Number of salaries quoted 23 79 44
Median salary £20,000 £23,750 £23,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.78% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £20,400 £17,950
10% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £40,000 £41,750
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 South West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1168 1660 1651
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 22.97% 28.25% 27.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1023 1446 1394
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £52,800
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South 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 South West

Windows 8
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Windows 8 in the South West

Windows 8
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in the South West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows 8 in the South West

Windows 8
Job Locations in the South 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 South West 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
Wiltshire +1 9 £26,500 +11.57%
Dorset +34 8 £20,000 -38.46%
Bristol -30 6 £20,500 -22.64% 2
Gloucestershire +2 4 £19,500 -40.00% 1
Somerset -5 2 £19,000 -60.00%
Devon - 2 £23,000 -
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

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 South West region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (70.13%) Active Directory
3 53 (68.83%) Microsoft
4 47 (61.04%) Windows Server
5 45 (58.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (57.14%) Windows 7
7 41 (53.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (53.25%) MS Office
8 34 (44.16%) Windows 10
9 27 (35.06%) LAN
9 27 (35.06%) WAN
10 23 (29.87%) MS Exchange
11 22 (28.57%) Windows XP
12 21 (27.27%) VMware
13 19 (24.68%) VMware Infrastructure
14 18 (23.38%) MS Excel
14 18 (23.38%) ITIL
15 17 (22.08%) SQL Server
16 16 (20.78%) Hyper-V
17 15 (19.48%) Office 365
17 15 (19.48%) SQL
17 15 (19.48%) Microsoft Certification
18 14 (18.18%) VBScript
18 14 (18.18%) VB
18 14 (18.18%) Visual Studio
18 14 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
18 14 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
19 13 (16.88%) VLAN
19 13 (16.88%) Wi-Fi
19 13 (16.88%) Windows Server 2003

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 23 (29.87%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.60%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 41 (53.25%) MS Office
2 18 (23.38%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (19.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (35.06%) LAN
1 27 (35.06%) WAN
2 13 (16.88%) VLAN
2 13 (16.88%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (7.79%) Firewall
3 6 (7.79%) Internet
4 4 (5.19%) DHCP
4 4 (5.19%) DNS
4 4 (5.19%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.60%) ADSL
5 2 (2.60%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.60%) SAN
5 2 (2.60%) VPN
6 1 (1.30%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.30%) Intranet
6 1 (1.30%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.30%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.08%) SQL Server
2 14 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
2 14 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (15.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.90%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (18.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (6.49%) Advertising
2 2 (2.60%) Legal
3 1 (1.30%) Finance
3 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (42.86%) IT Support
2 20 (25.97%) Analyst
2 20 (25.97%) Support Engineer
3 16 (20.78%) IT Analyst
4 14 (18.18%) IT Support Technician
4 14 (18.18%) IT Technician
4 14 (18.18%) Support Technician
5 13 (16.88%) Support Analyst
6 12 (15.58%) Desktop Support
7 10 (12.99%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 10 (12.99%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (12.99%) IT Engineer
7 10 (12.99%) IT Support Analyst
8 9 (11.69%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (11.69%) Desktop Engineer
8 9 (11.69%) IT Support Engineer
9 7 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (7.79%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 6 (7.79%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Driving Licence
2 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.30%) CESG
3 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.30%) Handset
3 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (61.04%) Windows Server
3 45 (58.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 44 (57.14%) Windows 7
5 41 (53.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (44.16%) Windows 10
7 22 (28.57%) Windows XP
8 13 (16.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (11.69%) Windows Vista
10 4 (5.19%) Linux
11 3 (3.90%) Unix
12 2 (2.60%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.38%) ITIL
2 8 (10.39%) Service Delivery
3 5 (6.49%) ERP
4 4 (5.19%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.60%) Business Development
6 2 (2.60%) High Availability
6 2 (2.60%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.60%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.60%) Project Management
7 1 (1.30%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (1.30%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.30%) ITSM
7 1 (1.30%) OpenUP
7 1 (1.30%) Patch Management
7 1 (1.30%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (1.30%) Service Management
7 1 (1.30%) Software Deployment
7 1 (1.30%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.48%) SQL
2 14 (18.18%) VB
2 14 (18.18%) VBScript
3 3 (3.90%) VBA
4 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (19.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (15.58%) MCP
3 6 (7.79%) CCNA
3 6 (7.79%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (7.79%) MCSA
3 6 (7.79%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.19%) A+ Certification
4 4 (5.19%) CCNP
4 4 (5.19%) MCSE
5 3 (3.90%) Degree
5 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.60%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.30%) HNC
7 1 (1.30%) HND
7 1 (1.30%) IBM Certification
7 1 (1.30%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 54 (70.13%) Active Directory
2 19 (24.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (20.78%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.60%) XenApp
5 1 (1.30%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.30%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.30%) vSphere
5 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) SCCM
Vendors
1 53 (68.83%) Microsoft
2 21 (27.27%) VMware
3 5 (6.49%) Cisco
3 5 (6.49%) Veeam
4 4 (5.19%) Citrix
4 4 (5.19%) HP
5 3 (3.90%) Apple
5 3 (3.90%) Dell
6 2 (2.60%) Lotus
6 2 (2.60%) WatchGuard
6 2 (2.60%) Wyse
7 1 (1.30%) Avaya
7 1 (1.30%) Dell Compellent
7 1 (1.30%) IBM
7 1 (1.30%) Mitel
7 1 (1.30%) Red Box
7 1 (1.30%) Remedy
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