The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 239 299 332
Rank change year-on-year
+60 +33
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 69 21 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.61% 0.18% 0.039%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.25% 0.66% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 68 19 3
Average salary £38,750 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.23% -23.52%
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
Windows 8
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Operating Systems Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
3061 3167 3435
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 26.99% 26.82% 26.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2702 2853 3184
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £32,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Windows 8
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the City of London region.

Windows 8 Salary Trend in the City of London

Windows 8
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Windows 8 Salary Histogram in the City of London

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 8.

1 174 (100.00%) Windows
2 115 (66.09%) Windows 7
3 101 (58.05%) Microsoft
4 95 (54.60%) Active Directory
5 64 (36.78%) MS Exchange
6 63 (36.21%) Finance
7 54 (31.03%) MS Office
8 53 (30.46%) Citrix
9 51 (29.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 46 (26.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 45 (25.86%) SCCM
12 42 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2010
13 41 (23.56%) SQL
13 41 (23.56%) PowerShell
14 39 (22.41%) DNS
15 38 (21.84%) VMware
16 34 (19.54%) MS Excel
17 31 (17.82%) Windows XP
17 31 (17.82%) DHCP
18 30 (17.24%) TCP/IP
19 29 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
20 28 (16.09%) Microsoft Certification
21 27 (15.52%) VB
22 26 (14.94%) Banking
23 25 (14.37%) VBScript
23 25 (14.37%) ITIL
24 24 (13.79%) Cisco
24 24 (13.79%) Firewall
25 23 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
26 20 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 8. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 64 (36.78%) MS Exchange
2 42 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
4 17 (9.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (7.47%) SharePoint
6 12 (6.90%) Lync
7 6 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.30%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.15%) WorkSite
10 2 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.57%) IIS
Applications
1 54 (31.03%) MS Office
2 34 (19.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.30%) Eikon
2 2 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.57%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.02%) Office 365
2 4 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (2.30%) SaaS
3 2 (1.15%) GitHub
4 1 (0.57%) IaaS
4 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (22.41%) DNS
2 31 (17.82%) DHCP
3 30 (17.24%) TCP/IP
4 24 (13.79%) Firewall
5 18 (10.34%) VPN
6 15 (8.62%) WAN
7 14 (8.05%) LAN
8 11 (6.32%) VoIP
8 11 (6.32%) SAN
9 5 (2.87%) Network Security
9 5 (2.87%) NAS
10 4 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (2.30%) NFC
10 4 (2.30%) BGP
10 4 (2.30%) IPsec
11 2 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.57%) Wireless
12 1 (0.57%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.57%) VLAN
12 1 (0.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.47%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.30%) MySQL
4 3 (1.72%) PowerCenter
5 2 (1.15%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.57%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 18 (10.34%) MSI
2 4 (2.30%) JIRA
3 3 (1.72%) InstallShield
3 3 (1.72%) Serena SBM
3 3 (1.72%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.15%) Ant
4 2 (1.15%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.57%) Expression Studio
5 1 (0.57%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 63 (36.21%) Finance
2 26 (14.94%) Banking
3 9 (5.17%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.02%) Marketing
4 7 (4.02%) Law
5 6 (3.45%) Legal
6 5 (2.87%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.30%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.72%) Advertising
9 1 (0.57%) Games
9 1 (0.57%) Back Office
9 1 (0.57%) Electronics
9 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.57%) Retail
9 1 (0.57%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 44 (25.29%) Analyst
2 28 (16.09%) Support Analyst
3 24 (13.79%) Support Engineer
4 18 (10.34%) Developer
4 18 (10.34%) IT Support
5 17 (9.77%) Desktop Support
6 13 (7.47%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (6.32%) Desktop Analyst
8 10 (5.75%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (4.60%) Windows 8 Developer
10 8 (4.60%) Junior
10 8 (4.60%) Architect
11 7 (4.02%) Consultant
11 7 (4.02%) Systems Administrator
11 7 (4.02%) Administrator
11 7 (4.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 7 (4.02%) IT Support Engineer
12 6 (3.45%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 6 (3.45%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.05%) .NET
2 13 (7.47%) HTML
3 9 (5.17%) CSS
4 8 (4.60%) ASP.NET
4 8 (4.60%) WCF
4 8 (4.60%) WPF
5 7 (4.02%) .NET Framework
5 7 (4.02%) jQuery
5 7 (4.02%) HTML5
6 6 (3.45%) Software Packaging
6 6 (3.45%) Ajax
6 6 (3.45%) XML
7 5 (2.87%) JSON
7 5 (2.87%) Silverlight
8 4 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (2.30%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.72%) Unity DI Container
9 3 (1.72%) Task Parallel Library
9 3 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 3 (1.72%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.47%) Blackberry
3 9 (5.17%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.02%) iPhone
5 4 (2.30%) Augmented Reality
5 4 (2.30%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.72%) User Experience
6 3 (1.72%) Open Source
6 3 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.72%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.15%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.15%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.15%) iPad
8 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.57%) Social Media
8 1 (0.57%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.57%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.57%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 174 (100.00%) Windows
2 115 (66.09%) Windows 7
3 51 (29.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 46 (26.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (17.82%) Windows XP
6 29 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (10.92%) Mac OS X
8 14 (8.05%) Android
9 11 (6.32%) Linux
10 6 (3.45%) Windows Vista
11 4 (2.30%) Windows Phone 7
11 4 (2.30%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.30%) Windows Phone
12 3 (1.72%) Windows Phone 8
12 3 (1.72%) UNIX
13 2 (1.15%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (1.15%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.57%) Debian
14 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (14.37%) ITIL
2 7 (4.02%) Change Management
2 7 (4.02%) MVC
3 6 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (3.45%) Mentoring
4 5 (2.87%) Line Management
4 5 (2.87%) Service Delivery
5 4 (2.30%) Configuration Management
5 4 (2.30%) Project Management
5 4 (2.30%) Service Management
5 4 (2.30%) CRM
5 4 (2.30%) E-Commerce
5 4 (2.30%) Information Security
5 4 (2.30%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (2.30%) Load Balancing
5 4 (2.30%) Release Management
5 4 (2.30%) Unit Testing
5 4 (2.30%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (1.72%) Dependency Injection
6 3 (1.72%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 41 (23.56%) SQL
1 41 (23.56%) PowerShell
2 27 (15.52%) VB
3 25 (14.37%) VBScript
4 12 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.75%) C#
6 8 (4.60%) Java
7 5 (2.87%) Python
8 4 (2.30%) XAML
8 4 (2.30%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.72%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.15%) C
10 2 (1.15%) C++
11 1 (0.57%) Perl
11 1 (0.57%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.57%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 28 (16.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (9.20%) MCSE
3 15 (8.62%) Degree
4 13 (7.47%) MCITP
5 8 (4.60%) MCSA
5 8 (4.60%) MCP
6 5 (2.87%) MCTS
7 4 (2.30%) PhD
8 3 (1.72%) CCENT
9 2 (1.15%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.15%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.15%) CCNP
9 2 (1.15%) CCNA
9 2 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.57%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.75%) SLA
2 3 (1.72%) QA
3 2 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 95 (54.60%) Active Directory
2 20 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (10.34%) XenDesktop
4 14 (8.05%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (6.32%) XenApp
6 10 (5.75%) Hyper-V
7 9 (5.17%) XenServer
8 5 (2.87%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.72%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.72%) vSphere
10 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.57%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.57%) Xen
11 1 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.57%) UAG
Systems Management
1 45 (25.86%) SCCM
2 18 (10.34%) WSUS
3 10 (5.75%) Windows Intune
4 6 (3.45%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.30%) Nagios
5 4 (2.30%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.30%) SmokePing
5 4 (2.30%) Cacti
5 4 (2.30%) Puppet
6 3 (1.72%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.72%) SCOM
7 2 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.57%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.57%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.57%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 101 (58.05%) Microsoft
2 53 (30.46%) Citrix
3 38 (21.84%) VMware
4 24 (13.79%) Cisco
5 16 (9.20%) HP
5 16 (9.20%) AppSense
6 7 (4.02%) Bloomberg
7 6 (3.45%) Symantec
7 6 (3.45%) Reuters
8 5 (2.87%) Apple
8 5 (2.87%) Dell
8 5 (2.87%) EMC
8 5 (2.87%) Polycom
9 4 (2.30%) Veeam
9 4 (2.30%) Juniper
9 4 (2.30%) CQG
9 4 (2.30%) Toshiba
9 4 (2.30%) IronPort
10 3 (1.72%) Serena
10 3 (1.72%) Altiris
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