The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 230 361 789
Rank change year-on-year
+131 +428
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 1323 721 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.28% 0.72% 0.083%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.62% 2.59% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1140 607 86
Average salary £30,000 £34,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,250 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £30,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-9.83% -6.15%
Windows 8
UK

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

Operating Systems Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
28666 27790 30213
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.68% 27.63% 28.08%
Number of salaries quoted 24198 23284 26329
Average salary £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in England

Windows 8
Salary Trend in England

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

Windows 8 Salary Trend in England

Windows 8
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows 8 across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Windows 8 Salary Histogram in England

Windows 8
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +172 634 £32,000 -20.00% 33
South East +81 281 £30,000 -6.25% 27
Yorkshire +23 83 £27,500 -21.42% 11
North West +1 82 £26,875 -14.68% 4
East of England -21 76 £27,000 -16.92% 6
West Midlands +16 72 £27,500 -11.29% 4
South West -6 50 £25,925 +3.70% 5
East Midlands +12 32 £23,500 -32.85% 5
North East -7 11 £26,000 -35.00% 1
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 2345 (100.00%) Windows
2 1464 (62.43%) Windows 7
3 1462 (62.35%) Microsoft
4 1293 (55.14%) Active Directory
5 933 (39.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 871 (37.14%) MS Exchange
7 801 (34.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 776 (33.09%) MS Office
9 742 (31.64%) Windows XP
10 704 (30.02%) MS Excel
11 703 (29.98%) VMware
12 587 (25.03%) DNS
13 581 (24.78%) Firewall
14 515 (21.96%) Windows Server 2003
15 513 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
16 503 (21.45%) TCP/IP
17 474 (20.21%) Citrix
18 471 (20.09%) DHCP
19 430 (18.34%) ITIL
20 426 (18.17%) Exchange Server 2010
21 418 (17.83%) SQL
22 416 (17.74%) Cisco
23 415 (17.70%) Microsoft Certification
24 399 (17.01%) SQL Server
25 373 (15.91%) Hyper-V
26 339 (14.46%) VPN
27 337 (14.37%) LAN
28 324 (13.82%) WAN
29 318 (13.56%) Blackberry
30 315 (13.43%) Exchange Server 2013

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the England 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
1 871 (37.14%) MS Exchange
2 426 (18.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 315 (13.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 274 (11.68%) Exchange Server 2007
5 251 (10.70%) SharePoint
6 160 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2003
6 160 (6.82%) IIS
7 127 (5.42%) Lync
8 124 (5.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 34 (1.45%) Apache
10 32 (1.36%) Oracle Workflow
11 31 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
12 20 (0.85%) IBM Notes
13 17 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
14 16 (0.68%) Tomcat
14 16 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2000
15 15 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
16 13 (0.55%) CMS
17 12 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
18 9 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 776 (33.09%) MS Office
2 704 (30.02%) MS Excel
3 42 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.51%) MS Project
6 9 (0.38%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.21%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.21%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.13%) Maya
9 3 (0.13%) 3ds Max
10 2 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.043%) Revit
11 1 (0.043%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.043%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 23 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.47%) Eikon
3 10 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
5 6 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.17%) Sage 50
7 3 (0.13%) RMDS
8 2 (0.085%) Cognos Controller
8 2 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.043%) Magento
9 1 (0.043%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.043%) Line 50
9 1 (0.043%) assyst
9 1 (0.043%) Agresso
9 1 (0.043%) SAP R/3
9 1 (0.043%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 221 (9.42%) Office 365
2 76 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (0.98%) Google Apps
4 15 (0.64%) SaaS
5 14 (0.60%) GitHub
6 13 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.47%) IaaS
8 4 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.043%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 587 (25.03%) DNS
2 581 (24.78%) Firewall
3 503 (21.45%) TCP/IP
4 471 (20.09%) DHCP
5 339 (14.46%) VPN
6 337 (14.37%) LAN
7 324 (13.82%) WAN
8 211 (9.00%) SAN
9 193 (8.23%) Internet
10 147 (6.27%) VoIP
11 79 (3.37%) Wireless
12 69 (2.94%) VLAN
13 45 (1.92%) NAS
14 39 (1.66%) Cisco ASA
15 38 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
15 38 (1.62%) ADSL
16 35 (1.49%) iSCSI
17 29 (1.24%) Cisco IOS
18 25 (1.07%) Network Security
18 25 (1.07%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 399 (17.01%) SQL Server
2 82 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 64 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 53 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 44 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 30 (1.28%) MySQL
7 20 (0.85%) SQLite
7 20 (0.85%) MS Access
8 18 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
9 14 (0.60%) Relational Database
10 9 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (0.30%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.26%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.13%) IDOL
14 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 2 (0.085%) Oracle Database 11g
15 2 (0.085%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 70 (2.99%) Git (software)
2 60 (2.56%) Visual Studio
3 57 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 54 (2.30%) JIRA
5 49 (2.09%) Ant
6 36 (1.54%) WiX
7 35 (1.49%) MSBuild
8 34 (1.45%) Ranorex
8 34 (1.45%) MSTest
8 34 (1.45%) NUnit
8 34 (1.45%) NuGet
9 30 (1.28%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 28 (1.19%) Subversion
11 24 (1.02%) MSI
12 16 (0.68%) Xcode
13 14 (0.60%) InstallShield
14 7 (0.30%) Serena SBM
15 6 (0.26%) LoadRunner
16 4 (0.17%) Eclipse
16 4 (0.17%) Selenium
General
1 298 (12.71%) Finance
2 89 (3.80%) Law
3 75 (3.20%) Retail
4 73 (3.11%) Banking
5 70 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 57 (2.43%) Legal
7 46 (1.96%) Advertising
8 43 (1.83%) Marketing
9 23 (0.98%) Manufacturing
10 20 (0.85%) Games
11 19 (0.81%) Electronics
12 18 (0.77%) Investment Banking
13 17 (0.72%) Back Office
14 12 (0.51%) French Language
15 11 (0.47%) German Language
16 10 (0.43%) Spanish Language
17 9 (0.38%) Financial Institution
18 8 (0.34%) Publishing
18 8 (0.34%) Local Government
19 7 (0.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 596 (25.42%) Support Engineer
2 457 (19.49%) Analyst
3 309 (13.18%) IT Support
4 271 (11.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 262 (11.17%) Support Analyst
6 207 (8.83%) Developer
7 160 (6.82%) Desktop Support
8 154 (6.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 136 (5.80%) 3rd Line Support
10 133 (5.67%) Technical Support
11 129 (5.50%) IT Support Engineer
12 125 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 119 (5.07%) Service Analyst
14 116 (4.95%) Service Desk Analyst
15 113 (4.82%) Consultant
16 83 (3.54%) Administrator
16 83 (3.54%) 1st Line Support
17 73 (3.11%) Senior Support Engineer
18 69 (2.94%) Support Technician
19 67 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (8.74%) HTML
2 190 (8.10%) CSS
3 160 (6.82%) .NET
4 95 (4.05%) jQuery
5 89 (3.80%) ASP.NET
6 88 (3.75%) HTML5
7 77 (3.28%) XML
8 73 (3.11%) Ajax
9 60 (2.56%) AngularJS
10 55 (2.35%) JSON
11 47 (2.00%) Application Packaging
12 42 (1.79%) X-Windows
13 40 (1.71%) PhoneGap
14 37 (1.58%) WPF
15 31 (1.32%) Silverlight
15 31 (1.32%) WCF
16 22 (0.94%) Web Services
17 21 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC
18 19 (0.81%) CSS3
18 19 (0.81%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 318 (13.56%) Blackberry
2 131 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
3 115 (4.90%) iPhone
4 86 (3.67%) Mobile App
4 86 (3.67%) Management Information System
5 70 (2.99%) User Experience
6 68 (2.90%) Fat Client
6 68 (2.90%) Thin Client
7 67 (2.86%) Clustering
8 48 (2.05%) iPad
9 37 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
9 37 (1.58%) Computer Science
10 34 (1.45%) Hedge funds
11 33 (1.41%) N-Tier
12 30 (1.28%) Replication
13 23 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
14 21 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
15 17 (0.72%) Smartphone
16 15 (0.64%) Client/Server
16 15 (0.64%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2345 (100.00%) Windows
2 1464 (62.43%) Windows 7
3 933 (39.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 801 (34.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 742 (31.64%) Windows XP
6 515 (21.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 220 (9.38%) Android
8 218 (9.30%) Windows Vista
9 179 (7.63%) Apple iOS
10 171 (7.29%) Linux
11 152 (6.48%) Mac OS X
12 62 (2.64%) Windows 2000 Server
13 55 (2.35%) UNIX
14 50 (2.13%) Windows Mobile
15 49 (2.09%) Mac OS
16 43 (1.83%) Windows Phone
17 26 (1.11%) Solaris
18 23 (0.98%) Windows 2000
19 20 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 14 (0.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (18.34%) ITIL
2 180 (7.68%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (6.10%) Service Delivery
4 117 (4.99%) Project Management
5 104 (4.43%) MVC
6 95 (4.05%) Mentoring
7 91 (3.88%) Migration
8 81 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 81 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
9 73 (3.11%) CRM
10 67 (2.86%) Scrum
11 64 (2.73%) Continuous Integration
12 57 (2.43%) E-Commerce
13 53 (2.26%) Workflow
14 51 (2.17%) Change Management
15 49 (2.09%) Service Management
16 48 (2.05%) Incident Management
16 48 (2.05%) Problem Management
17 46 (1.96%) OOP
18 45 (1.92%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 418 (17.83%) SQL
2 182 (7.76%) JavaScript
3 169 (7.21%) PowerShell
4 159 (6.78%) C#
5 61 (2.60%) Java
6 52 (2.22%) Objective-C
7 42 (1.79%) VB.NET
8 40 (1.71%) XAML
9 31 (1.32%) T-SQL
10 28 (1.19%) ActionScript
10 28 (1.19%) ActionScript 3.0
11 24 (1.02%) Shell Script
12 23 (0.98%) VB
13 20 (0.85%) VBScript
14 18 (0.77%) Python
15 17 (0.72%) Perl
16 16 (0.68%) C
16 16 (0.68%) VBA
17 9 (0.38%) PHP
18 6 (0.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 415 (17.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 268 (11.43%) MCSE
3 165 (7.04%) MCP
4 151 (6.44%) Cisco Certification
5 150 (6.40%) MCITP
6 139 (5.93%) Degree
7 136 (5.80%) CCNA
8 123 (5.25%) MCSA
9 98 (4.18%) Security Cleared
10 90 (3.84%) MCTS
11 89 (3.80%) SC Cleared
12 41 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
13 36 (1.54%) CCNP
14 28 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 25 (1.07%) MCDST
16 21 (0.90%) DV Cleared
17 20 (0.85%) HND
18 18 (0.77%) A+ Certification
18 18 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 14 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (9.77%) SLA
2 15 (0.64%) ISO 9001
3 13 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.55%) QA
4 5 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.043%) BS7799
System Software
1 1293 (55.14%) Active Directory
2 513 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 373 (15.91%) Hyper-V
4 228 (9.72%) XenApp
5 127 (5.42%) Terminal Services
6 120 (5.12%) vSphere
7 65 (2.77%) Microsoft App-V
8 62 (2.64%) XenDesktop
9 57 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
10 48 (2.05%) XenServer
11 14 (0.60%) VMware ESX
12 13 (0.55%) Forefront TMG
13 10 (0.43%) Terminal Server
14 9 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
14 9 (0.38%) UAG
15 6 (0.26%) ISA Server
15 6 (0.26%) Firmware
16 5 (0.21%) Xen
16 5 (0.21%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 215 (9.17%) SCCM
2 153 (6.52%) Backup Exec
3 98 (4.18%) Norton AntiVirus
4 60 (2.56%) SCOM
5 59 (2.52%) SCVMM
6 54 (2.30%) WSUS
7 22 (0.94%) SCOrch
8 14 (0.60%) SCDPM
9 10 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 8 (0.34%) SCSM
10 8 (0.34%) Tivoli
11 7 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (0.26%) AppDNA
12 6 (0.26%) XenMobile
12 6 (0.26%) ZENworks
13 5 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 4 (0.17%) Nagios
14 4 (0.17%) DameWare
14 4 (0.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1462 (62.35%) Microsoft
2 703 (29.98%) VMware
3 474 (20.21%) Citrix
4 416 (17.74%) Cisco
5 267 (11.39%) Apple
6 237 (10.11%) HP
7 186 (7.93%) Symantec
8 96 (4.09%) Dell
9 95 (4.05%) Oracle
10 87 (3.71%) Avaya
11 78 (3.33%) Veeam
12 61 (2.60%) EMC
13 59 (2.52%) NetApp
14 50 (2.13%) CheckPoint
14 50 (2.13%) Bloomberg
15 43 (1.83%) SonicWALL
16 40 (1.71%) Sencha
17 36 (1.54%) Juniper
18 35 (1.49%) LANDesk
19 33 (1.41%) Reuters
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