The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 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
UK / Wales
Rank 92 96 93
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 8 7 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.72% 0.50% 0.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.32% 1.79% 2.74%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 11
Median salary £25,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.07% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,300 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £34,500 £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 Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 241 391 402
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 21.81% 28.15% 30.34%
Number of salaries quoted 211 336 326
Median salary £35,250 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £22,500 £23,000
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 Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Wales

Windows 8
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Windows 8 in Wales

Windows 8
Job Locations in 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 Wales 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
South Wales +13 8 £25,000 -5.66%
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

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 Wales region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 11 (78.57%) Windows 7
3 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
4 7 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (42.86%) Office 365
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (42.86%) MS Office
5 6 (42.86%) VMware
6 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (35.71%) Degree
6 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
6 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (28.57%) ERP
7 4 (28.57%) LAN
7 4 (28.57%) WAN
7 4 (28.57%) MCSE
7 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
7 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (21.43%) SAN
8 3 (21.43%) Sage
8 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
8 3 (21.43%) SLA
8 3 (21.43%) VoIP
8 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
8 3 (21.43%) CRM

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in 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 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Office
2 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Sage 200
1 3 (21.43%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Office 365
2 2 (14.29%) IaaS
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (14.29%) PaaS
3 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) LAN
1 4 (28.57%) WAN
2 3 (21.43%) SAN
2 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
2 3 (21.43%) VoIP
3 2 (14.29%) DHCP
3 2 (14.29%) DNS
3 2 (14.29%) Firewall
3 2 (14.29%) NAS
3 2 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
4 1 (7.14%) PABX
4 1 (7.14%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (7.14%) VLAN
4 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) IT Support
2 5 (35.71%) IT Support Technician
2 5 (35.71%) IT Technician
2 5 (35.71%) Support Technician
3 4 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (21.43%) Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Support Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) IT Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
6 1 (7.14%) IT Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
6 1 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Senior IT Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) EPoS
1 1 (7.14%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows 7
3 7 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (14.29%) Linux
6 2 (14.29%) Unix
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ERP
2 3 (21.43%) CRM
2 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.14%) Data Management
3 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.14%) High Availability
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
1 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 4 (28.57%) MCSE
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (14.29%) A+ Certification
3 2 (14.29%) MCITP
3 2 (14.29%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (14.29%) RHCE
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Sage
4 1 (7.14%) Avaya
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) HP