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

Microsoft Windows 8
England / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 184 177 175
Rank change year-on-year -7 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 45 69 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.87% 1.11% 0.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.01% 5.83% 4.37%
Number of salaries quoted 41 66 49
Median salary £27,500 £30,000 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £42,500 £47,500
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 1123 1184 1236
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 21.81% 18.97% 21.54%
Number of salaries quoted 970 977 1101
Median salary £36,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.76% -7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £55,000 £50,000
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 22 June 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 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
Warwickshire +8 13 £30,000 - 2
Birmingham 0 12 £26,500 -11.66% 3
Staffordshire +24 9 £26,500 +12.76%
Wolverhampton +11 2 £31,000 -
Coventry -8 2 £28,000 -6.66%
Solihull - 2 £37,500 -
Shropshire +5 1 £20,000 -48.71%
West Bromwich - 1 £30,000 -
Windows 8
England

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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 88 (100.00%) Windows
2 73 (82.95%) Windows 7
3 66 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 64 (72.73%) Microsoft
5 51 (57.95%) VMware
5 51 (57.95%) Windows Server
6 50 (56.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 47 (53.41%) MS Exchange
8 43 (48.86%) Windows 10
9 36 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2010
10 34 (38.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (38.64%) Microsoft Office
11 32 (36.36%) Citrix
12 31 (35.23%) Exchange Server 2013
13 25 (28.41%) ITIL
14 19 (21.59%) SLA
15 16 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (17.05%) Windows XP
16 15 (17.05%) DHCP
17 14 (15.91%) DNS
18 13 (14.77%) VPN
18 13 (14.77%) Microsoft Certification
18 13 (14.77%) Office 365
19 12 (13.64%) WAN
19 12 (13.64%) LAN
20 11 (12.50%) Cisco
20 11 (12.50%) HP
20 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
21 10 (11.36%) Degree
21 10 (11.36%) Windows Vista

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 47 (53.41%) MS Exchange
2 36 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (35.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.41%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.14%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 34 (38.64%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (5.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.77%) Office 365
2 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.68%) G Suite
4 1 (1.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.05%) DHCP
2 14 (15.91%) DNS
3 13 (14.77%) VPN
4 12 (13.64%) LAN
4 12 (13.64%) WAN
5 8 (9.09%) 802.11
5 8 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 8 (9.09%) VoIP
6 5 (5.68%) Firewall
7 4 (4.55%) Internet
8 3 (3.41%) SAN
9 2 (2.27%) DMZ
9 2 (2.27%) ISDN
9 2 (2.27%) NAS
9 2 (2.27%) VLAN
10 1 (1.14%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.14%) RFID
10 1 (1.14%) RTP
10 1 (1.14%) Skype
10 1 (1.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.14%) Subversion
1 1 (1.14%) Xcode
General
1 5 (5.68%) Finance
2 3 (3.41%) Advertising
2 3 (3.41%) Automotive
2 3 (3.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.27%) Electronics
3 2 (2.27%) French Language
3 2 (2.27%) Legal
3 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.14%) Games
4 1 (1.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 24 (27.27%) IT Technician
2 17 (19.32%) Analyst
2 17 (19.32%) Infrastructure Technician
3 15 (17.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (17.05%) IT Support
4 13 (14.77%) IT Engineer
5 12 (13.64%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (12.50%) Senior IT Engineer
7 10 (11.36%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (10.23%) Support Analyst
9 8 (9.09%) Support Engineer
10 7 (7.95%) Support Technician
11 6 (6.82%) IT Support Technician
12 5 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
12 5 (5.68%) Service Analyst
12 5 (5.68%) Service Desk Analyst
13 4 (4.55%) PC Support
14 3 (3.41%) IT Support Analyst
14 3 (3.41%) Technical Analyst
14 3 (3.41%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.09%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.14%) .NET
2 1 (1.14%) Cocoa
2 1 (1.14%) COM
2 1 (1.14%) HTML
2 1 (1.14%) JSON
2 1 (1.14%) REST
2 1 (1.14%) SOAP
2 1 (1.14%) Web Services
2 1 (1.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.41%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.41%) Driving Licence
2 3 (3.41%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.27%) NHS
4 1 (1.14%) CCTV
4 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.14%) iPhone
4 1 (1.14%) Life Science
4 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 88 (100.00%) Windows
2 73 (82.95%) Windows 7
3 51 (57.95%) Windows Server
4 50 (56.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (48.86%) Windows 10
6 34 (38.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (17.05%) Windows XP
8 10 (11.36%) Windows Vista
9 5 (5.68%) Android
10 3 (3.41%) Apple iOS
10 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (2.27%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.14%) Linux
12 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.41%) ITIL
2 8 (9.09%) Data Analysis
3 7 (7.95%) CRM
4 5 (5.68%) ERP
4 5 (5.68%) ITIL V3
4 5 (5.68%) Problem Management
5 4 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (4.55%) Disk Encryption
5 4 (4.55%) Process Improvement
5 4 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (2.27%) Business Continuity
6 2 (2.27%) Data Privacy
6 2 (2.27%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.27%) Project Planning
6 2 (2.27%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.27%) Statistics
7 1 (1.14%) Application Packaging
7 1 (1.14%) ITIL V2
7 1 (1.14%) Supplier Management
7 1 (1.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.95%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.68%) C#
2 5 (5.68%) VB
3 4 (4.55%) SQL
4 1 (1.14%) Apple Swift
4 1 (1.14%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (14.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (11.36%) Degree
2 10 (11.36%) MCSE
3 8 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 8 (9.09%) Master's Degree
4 7 (7.95%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (7.95%) MCP
5 6 (6.82%) CCNA
6 4 (4.55%) DBS Check
7 3 (3.41%) A+ Certification
7 3 (3.41%) MCITP
8 2 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.27%) GNVQ
8 2 (2.27%) HND
8 2 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.27%) MBCS
8 2 (2.27%) MCSA
9 1 (1.14%) CCENT
9 1 (1.14%) CCNP
9 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (21.59%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) ISO 22301
2 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 66 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.82%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.55%) vSphere
5 3 (3.41%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.27%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (2.27%) ISA Server
6 2 (2.27%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (7.95%) SCCM
2 4 (4.55%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.27%) NetVault Backup
3 2 (2.27%) WSUS
4 1 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 64 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 51 (57.95%) VMware
3 32 (36.36%) Citrix
4 11 (12.50%) Cisco
4 11 (12.50%) HP
5 5 (5.68%) Dell
5 5 (5.68%) Google
6 4 (4.55%) Fujitsu
7 3 (3.41%) Sophos
8 2 (2.27%) Apple
8 2 (2.27%) Intel
8 2 (2.27%) McAfee
8 2 (2.27%) Mitel
8 2 (2.27%) NetApp
9 1 (1.14%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.14%) IBM
9 1 (1.14%) Lotus
9 1 (1.14%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (1.14%) ProCurve
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