The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
England / West Midlands
Rank 163 187 174
Rank change year-on-year +24 -13  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 43 56 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.92% 0.91% 0.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.47% 4.61% 3.48%
Number of salaries quoted 36 53 41
Median salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -7.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,114 £21,750 £20,248
10% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £45,000 £37,500
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 the West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 963 1216 1206
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 20.63% 19.78% 23.83%
Number of salaries quoted 834 1030 1031
Median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.77% +2.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,775 £23,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Windows 8
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Windows 8 in the West Midlands

Windows 8
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows 8 in the West Midlands

Windows 8
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 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
Warwickshire +39 18 £33,125 +20.45% 3
Birmingham -1 13 £21,332 -28.89% 1
Staffordshire +21 7 £25,750 +35.52% 1
Solihull - 2 £20,163 -
Coventry +12 1 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Worcestershire -11 1 £39,500 +107.89% 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £31,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £22,500 - 1
Windows 8
England

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 90 (100.00%) Windows
2 82 (91.11%) Windows 7
3 66 (73.33%) Active Directory
4 65 (72.22%) Microsoft
5 57 (63.33%) Windows Server
6 53 (58.89%) MS Excel
7 50 (55.56%) MS Exchange
7 50 (55.56%) VMware
8 45 (50.00%) Windows 10
8 45 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 39 (43.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 38 (42.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 32 (35.56%) Exchange Server 2013
11 32 (35.56%) MS Office
11 32 (35.56%) Citrix
12 22 (24.44%) DNS
13 21 (23.33%) SLA
14 19 (21.11%) DHCP
15 18 (20.00%) VPN
16 16 (17.78%) Degree
16 16 (17.78%) Windows Vista
17 15 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
17 15 (16.67%) LAN
17 15 (16.67%) ITIL
18 14 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
18 14 (15.56%) HP
19 12 (13.33%) Data Analysis
19 12 (13.33%) 802.11
19 12 (13.33%) 802.1X
20 11 (12.22%) Microsoft Azure

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 50 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 39 (43.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (35.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.22%) IIS
6 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 53 (58.89%) MS Excel
2 32 (35.56%) MS Office
3 5 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.78%) Office 365
3 6 (6.67%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 22 (24.44%) DNS
2 19 (21.11%) DHCP
3 18 (20.00%) VPN
4 15 (16.67%) LAN
5 12 (13.33%) 802.11
6 11 (12.22%) WAN
7 8 (8.89%) TCP/IP
8 7 (7.78%) VoIP
9 6 (6.67%) Firewall
10 4 (4.44%) Wireless
11 3 (3.33%) Internet
12 2 (2.22%) ISDN
12 2 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (2.22%) SAN
12 2 (2.22%) VLAN
12 2 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (1.11%) BGP
13 1 (1.11%) DMZ
13 1 (1.11%) EIGRP
13 1 (1.11%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (2.22%) Advertising
1 2 (2.22%) Automotive
1 2 (2.22%) French Language
1 2 (2.22%) Legal
1 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.11%) Finance
2 1 (1.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (26.67%) IT Support
2 19 (21.11%) IT Technician
3 18 (20.00%) Analyst
4 17 (18.89%) IT Engineer
5 14 (15.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (12.22%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (12.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (12.22%) Senior IT Engineer
7 10 (11.11%) Infrastructure Technician
7 10 (11.11%) Support Engineer
7 10 (11.11%) Support Technician
8 9 (10.00%) IT Support Technician
8 9 (10.00%) Support Analyst
9 8 (8.89%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (8.89%) Graduate
10 6 (6.67%) IT Manager
10 6 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
10 6 (6.67%) PC Support
10 6 (6.67%) Service Analyst
10 6 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (4.44%) Driving Licence
2 3 (3.33%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.22%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.22%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.11%) CCTV
4 1 (1.11%) FMCG
4 1 (1.11%) iPhone
4 1 (1.11%) Life Science
4 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 90 (100.00%) Windows
2 82 (91.11%) Windows 7
3 57 (63.33%) Windows Server
4 45 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 45 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (42.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (17.78%) Windows Vista
7 11 (12.22%) Windows XP
8 6 (6.67%) Android
9 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (3.33%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.22%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.67%) ITIL
2 12 (13.33%) Data Analysis
3 7 (7.78%) Problem Management
3 7 (7.78%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (6.67%) Disk Encryption
4 6 (6.67%) Process Improvement
5 5 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 4 (4.44%) CRM
6 4 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.33%) B2B
7 3 (3.33%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (3.33%) E-Procurement
7 3 (3.33%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.33%) Mathematics
7 3 (3.33%) Service Management
8 2 (2.22%) Coaching
8 2 (2.22%) ITIL V3
8 2 (2.22%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.22%) Network Management
8 2 (2.22%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.22%) PowerShell
2 9 (10.00%) SQL
3 8 (8.89%) VB
4 4 (4.44%) C#
5 3 (3.33%) C
6 2 (2.22%) Java
6 2 (2.22%) PHP
7 1 (1.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (17.78%) Degree
2 14 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (11.11%) MCSE
4 8 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (7.78%) CCNA
5 7 (7.78%) MCP
6 3 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.33%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.22%) A+ Certification
7 2 (2.22%) DBS Check
7 2 (2.22%) GNVQ
7 2 (2.22%) HND
7 2 (2.22%) MBCS
7 2 (2.22%) MCSA
7 2 (2.22%) PMP
8 1 (1.11%) CCENT
8 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (23.33%) SLA
2 2 (2.22%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 66 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 15 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.33%) vSphere
5 2 (2.22%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.11%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.11%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.11%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (8.89%) SCCM
2 6 (6.67%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.11%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 65 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 50 (55.56%) VMware
3 32 (35.56%) Citrix
4 14 (15.56%) HP
5 11 (12.22%) Cisco
6 9 (10.00%) Google
7 7 (7.78%) Dell
8 6 (6.67%) Fujitsu
9 2 (2.22%) Intel Security
9 2 (2.22%) Meraki
9 2 (2.22%) Mitel
9 2 (2.22%) Sophos
10 1 (1.11%) Apple
10 1 (1.11%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.11%) Intel
10 1 (1.11%) NetApp
10 1 (1.11%) ProCurve
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