Period
to 17 October 2017

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 6 months to 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 255 237 193
Rank change year-on-year -18 -44 -12
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 61 110 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.62% 0.93% 1.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.89% 4.66% 5.73%
Number of salaries quoted 57 94 118
West Midlands median annual salary £26,500 £28,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.36% -6.67% -9.09%
10th Percentile £18,500 £18,750 £20,000
90th Percentile £33,100 £39,625 £44,050
England median annual salary £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
% change year-on-year - -3.51% -5.00%

Windows 8 is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 2111 2362 2251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.31% 20.00% 20.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1849 1971 1990
West Midlands median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £53,813 £57,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Windows 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 17 October 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 6 months to 17 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -9 15 £26,500 -13.82% 3
Staffordshire +21 14 £19,500 - 2
Warwickshire 0 12 £30,000 - 1
Shropshire -1 6 £21,750 -65.64%
Coventry +3 3 £23,750 -20.83%
Solihull - 3 £30,000 -
West Bromwich - 3 £40,000 -
Worcestershire -19 1 £31,500 +50.00%
Wolverhampton - 1 £31,000 -
Windows 8
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 61 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (83.61%) Windows 7
3 45 (73.77%) Active Directory
4 37 (60.66%) Windows 10
5 36 (59.02%) Microsoft
6 31 (50.82%) Microsoft Office
7 29 (47.54%) VMware
8 25 (40.98%) Windows Server
9 24 (39.34%) MS Exchange
10 23 (37.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (36.07%) ITIL
12 18 (29.51%) Citrix
12 18 (29.51%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (27.87%) Microsoft Certification
13 17 (27.87%) SLA
13 17 (27.87%) DHCP
13 17 (27.87%) DNS
14 15 (24.59%) Degree
15 14 (22.95%) Windows Vista
16 13 (21.31%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (21.31%) TCP/IP
16 13 (21.31%) Exchange Server 2010
16 13 (21.31%) Exchange Server 2013
17 12 (19.67%) VPN
17 12 (19.67%) Windows XP
17 12 (19.67%) HP
18 11 (18.03%) 802.11
18 11 (18.03%) Data Analysis
18 11 (18.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 11 (18.03%) 802.1X

Windows 8
Co-occurring 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 24 (39.34%) MS Exchange
2 13 (21.31%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (21.31%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.64%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (50.82%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (8.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.39%) Office 365
2 6 (9.84%) G Suite
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.64%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (27.87%) DHCP
1 17 (27.87%) DNS
2 13 (21.31%) TCP/IP
3 12 (19.67%) VPN
4 11 (18.03%) 802.11
5 7 (11.48%) WAN
6 6 (9.84%) LAN
7 5 (8.20%) Firewall
8 3 (4.92%) VoIP
9 2 (3.28%) SAN
10 1 (1.64%) DDNS
10 1 (1.64%) DMZ
10 1 (1.64%) H.323
10 1 (1.64%) Internet
10 1 (1.64%) NAS
10 1 (1.64%) RTP
10 1 (1.64%) Skype
10 1 (1.64%) VLAN
10 1 (1.64%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (6.56%) Advertising
1 4 (6.56%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.28%) Electronics
4 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (27.87%) IT Technician
2 16 (26.23%) IT Support
3 9 (14.75%) IT Support Technician
3 9 (14.75%) Support Technician
4 8 (13.11%) 1st Line Support
4 8 (13.11%) Analyst
4 8 (13.11%) Support Analyst
4 8 (13.11%) Support Engineer
5 7 (11.48%) Infrastructure Technician
6 5 (8.20%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (8.20%) Desktop Support
6 5 (8.20%) PC Support
7 4 (6.56%) 1st Line Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (4.92%) IT Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Senior IT Support
8 3 (4.92%) Senior IT Technician
8 3 (4.92%) Senior Support Technician
8 3 (4.92%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.03%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.28%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.64%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.20%) Driving Licence
3 4 (6.56%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.28%) Life Science
4 2 (3.28%) NHS
5 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 61 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (83.61%) Windows 7
3 37 (60.66%) Windows 10
4 25 (40.98%) Windows Server
5 23 (37.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (29.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (22.95%) Windows Vista
8 12 (19.67%) Windows XP
9 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.07%) ITIL
2 11 (18.03%) Data Analysis
3 6 (9.84%) Problem Management
3 6 (9.84%) Process Improvement
3 6 (9.84%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (8.20%) CRM
4 5 (8.20%) Disk Encryption
4 5 (8.20%) Mathematics
5 3 (4.92%) ERP
5 3 (4.92%) ITIL V3
6 2 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.64%) Business Continuity
7 1 (1.64%) Customer Insight
7 1 (1.64%) Data Privacy
7 1 (1.64%) E-Procurement
7 1 (1.64%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.64%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (1.64%) Project Planning
7 1 (1.64%) Statistics
7 1 (1.64%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.20%) C
1 5 (8.20%) PowerShell
1 5 (8.20%) VB
2 2 (3.28%) SQL
3 1 (1.64%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (27.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (24.59%) Degree
3 11 (18.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 11 (18.03%) Master's Degree
4 10 (16.39%) MCSE
5 9 (14.75%) MCP
6 6 (9.84%) CCNA
6 6 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (4.92%) DBS Check
7 3 (4.92%) MCITP
8 2 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.64%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.64%) CCNP
9 1 (1.64%) MCSA
9 1 (1.64%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (27.87%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) ISO 22301
2 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (73.77%) Active Directory
2 13 (21.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.92%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.64%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (1.64%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) SCCM
2 5 (8.20%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.64%) NetVault Backup
3 1 (1.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (59.02%) Microsoft
2 29 (47.54%) VMware
3 18 (29.51%) Citrix
4 12 (19.67%) HP
5 7 (11.48%) Google
6 6 (9.84%) Fujitsu
7 5 (8.20%) Cisco
7 5 (8.20%) Dell
8 1 (1.64%) IBM
8 1 (1.64%) Intel
8 1 (1.64%) Lotus
8 1 (1.64%) McAfee
8 1 (1.64%) NetApp
8 1 (1.64%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (1.64%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.64%) Sophos