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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 220 345 721
Rank change year-on-year
+125 +376
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 1336 715 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.35% 0.75% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.88% 2.70% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1151 600 144
Average salary £29,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.76% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,100
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £30,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -14.28%
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
27351 26442 28754
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.68% 27.65% 27.84%
Number of salaries quoted 23165 21979 24864
Average salary £40,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 +165 640 £30,500 -18.66% 56
South East +49 267 £28,000 - 41
Yorkshire +38 92 £28,500 -12.30% 15
East of England +10 89 £27,000 -12.90% 13
North West +20 88 £30,750 +2.50% 21
West Midlands +18 62 £22,500 -27.41% 12
South West -1 51 £27,500 +10.00% 15
East Midlands +20 30 £23,250 -22.50% 3
North East -6 7 £26,000 -35.00% 1
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 2481 (100.00%) Windows
2 1599 (64.45%) Windows 7
3 1549 (62.43%) Microsoft
4 1396 (56.27%) Active Directory
5 989 (39.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 944 (38.05%) MS Exchange
7 852 (34.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 821 (33.09%) MS Office
9 802 (32.33%) Windows XP
10 759 (30.59%) VMware
11 737 (29.71%) MS Excel
12 609 (24.55%) Firewall
13 597 (24.06%) DNS
14 562 (22.65%) Windows Server 2003
15 553 (22.29%) VMware Infrastructure
16 544 (21.93%) Citrix
17 536 (21.60%) TCP/IP
18 487 (19.63%) DHCP
19 470 (18.94%) ITIL
20 455 (18.34%) Microsoft Certification
21 447 (18.02%) Exchange Server 2010
22 439 (17.69%) Cisco
23 413 (16.65%) SQL
24 407 (16.40%) SQL Server
25 376 (15.16%) Hyper-V
26 363 (14.63%) Blackberry
27 361 (14.55%) VPN
28 348 (14.03%) LAN
29 330 (13.30%) Exchange Server 2013
30 329 (13.26%) WAN

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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
1 944 (38.05%) MS Exchange
2 447 (18.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 330 (13.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 279 (11.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 235 (9.47%) SharePoint
6 197 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2003
7 145 (5.84%) IIS
8 143 (5.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 141 (5.68%) Lync
10 41 (1.65%) Apache
11 29 (1.17%) Oracle Workflow
12 28 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
13 21 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2000
14 18 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
15 16 (0.64%) Tomcat
16 15 (0.60%) IBM Notes
17 13 (0.52%) CMS
18 9 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
19 8 (0.32%) WorkSite
20 7 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 821 (33.09%) MS Office
2 737 (29.71%) MS Excel
3 40 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.44%) MS Project
6 8 (0.32%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.28%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.20%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.081%) Maya
10 2 (0.081%) 3ds Max
10 2 (0.081%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.040%) Revit
11 1 (0.040%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.040%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.040%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 19 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.44%) Eikon
2 11 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
4 7 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.16%) Sage 50
7 3 (0.12%) RMDS
8 2 (0.081%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.081%) Cognos Controller
9 1 (0.040%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.040%) Line 50
9 1 (0.040%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.040%) Magento
9 1 (0.040%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 247 (9.96%) Office 365
2 86 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (0.89%) Google Apps
4 14 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (0.56%) GitHub
5 12 (0.48%) SaaS
6 9 (0.36%) IaaS
7 5 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.081%) PaaS
9 1 (0.040%) MailChimp
9 1 (0.040%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 609 (24.55%) Firewall
2 597 (24.06%) DNS
3 536 (21.60%) TCP/IP
4 487 (19.63%) DHCP
5 361 (14.55%) VPN
6 348 (14.03%) LAN
7 329 (13.26%) WAN
8 224 (9.03%) SAN
9 212 (8.54%) Internet
10 148 (5.97%) VoIP
11 86 (3.47%) Wireless
12 73 (2.94%) VLAN
13 50 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
14 42 (1.69%) ADSL
15 38 (1.53%) NAS
16 34 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
17 29 (1.17%) iSCSI
17 29 (1.17%) Cisco IOS
18 28 (1.13%) Intranet
19 25 (1.01%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 407 (16.40%) SQL Server
2 71 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 56 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 55 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 44 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (0.89%) MySQL
7 17 (0.69%) Relational Database
8 16 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
9 15 (0.60%) SQLite
9 15 (0.60%) MS Access
10 10 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (0.24%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.20%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
15 3 (0.12%) IDOL
16 2 (0.081%) Data Warehouse
16 2 (0.081%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 68 (2.74%) Git (software)
2 63 (2.54%) Visual Studio
3 52 (2.10%) JIRA
3 52 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 45 (1.81%) Ant
5 33 (1.33%) WiX
5 33 (1.33%) MSBuild
6 32 (1.29%) NUnit
6 32 (1.29%) NuGet
6 32 (1.29%) Ranorex
6 32 (1.29%) MSTest
7 28 (1.13%) Subversion
8 26 (1.05%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 21 (0.85%) MSI
10 16 (0.64%) Xcode
11 13 (0.52%) InstallShield
12 10 (0.40%) LoadRunner
13 8 (0.32%) Serena SBM
13 8 (0.32%) Rational Performance Tester
13 8 (0.32%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 328 (13.22%) Finance
2 96 (3.87%) Law
3 75 (3.02%) Retail
4 74 (2.98%) Banking
5 73 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 54 (2.18%) Advertising
7 53 (2.14%) Legal
8 41 (1.65%) Marketing
9 30 (1.21%) Electronics
10 26 (1.05%) Games
11 24 (0.97%) Manufacturing
12 18 (0.73%) Back Office
13 16 (0.64%) Investment Banking
14 12 (0.48%) Publishing
15 11 (0.44%) Spanish Language
15 11 (0.44%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.40%) French Language
17 8 (0.32%) German Language
18 7 (0.28%) Military
19 6 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 665 (26.80%) Support Engineer
2 482 (19.43%) Analyst
3 328 (13.22%) IT Support
4 303 (12.21%) 2nd Line Support
5 274 (11.04%) Support Analyst
6 189 (7.62%) Developer
7 177 (7.13%) Desktop Support
8 168 (6.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 144 (5.80%) Technical Support
9 144 (5.80%) 3rd Line Support
10 135 (5.44%) Consultant
11 132 (5.32%) Service Analyst
12 131 (5.28%) Service Desk Analyst
13 130 (5.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 111 (4.47%) IT Support Engineer
15 96 (3.87%) Support Technician
16 92 (3.71%) 1st Line Support
17 76 (3.06%) Senior Support Engineer
18 75 (3.02%) Desktop Engineer
19 74 (2.98%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (8.18%) HTML
2 179 (7.21%) CSS
3 153 (6.17%) .NET
4 86 (3.47%) jQuery
5 83 (3.35%) ASP.NET
6 78 (3.14%) HTML5
7 75 (3.02%) XML
8 69 (2.78%) Ajax
9 60 (2.42%) AngularJS
10 53 (2.14%) JSON
11 52 (2.10%) Application Packaging
12 42 (1.69%) X-Windows
13 36 (1.45%) PhoneGap
13 36 (1.45%) WPF
14 28 (1.13%) Web Services
15 26 (1.05%) Silverlight
15 26 (1.05%) WCF
16 23 (0.93%) .NET Framework
17 20 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
18 18 (0.73%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 363 (14.63%) Blackberry
2 148 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 137 (5.52%) iPhone
4 83 (3.35%) Management Information System
5 78 (3.14%) Thin Client
5 78 (3.14%) Fat Client
6 73 (2.94%) Mobile App
7 67 (2.70%) User Experience
8 61 (2.46%) Clustering
9 50 (2.02%) iPad
10 43 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
11 38 (1.53%) Computer Science
11 38 (1.53%) Hedge funds
12 32 (1.29%) Replication
13 27 (1.09%) N-Tier
14 23 (0.93%) Smartphone
14 23 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
15 22 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
16 16 (0.64%) PDA
16 16 (0.64%) 3D Printing
Operating Systems
1 2481 (100.00%) Windows
2 1599 (64.45%) Windows 7
3 989 (39.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 852 (34.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 802 (32.33%) Windows XP
6 562 (22.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 256 (10.32%) Windows Vista
8 238 (9.59%) Android
9 190 (7.66%) Apple iOS
10 185 (7.46%) Mac OS X
11 182 (7.34%) Linux
12 73 (2.94%) Windows 2000 Server
13 69 (2.78%) Mac OS
14 59 (2.38%) UNIX
15 54 (2.18%) Windows Phone
16 53 (2.14%) Windows Mobile
17 30 (1.21%) Windows 2000
18 28 (1.13%) Solaris
19 19 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 12 (0.48%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 470 (18.94%) ITIL
2 169 (6.81%) Service Delivery
2 169 (6.81%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (4.76%) Project Management
4 95 (3.83%) Migration
5 94 (3.79%) MVC
6 93 (3.75%) Mentoring
7 83 (3.35%) Kalman Filter
8 78 (3.14%) CRM
9 77 (3.10%) Disaster Recovery
10 71 (2.86%) Problem Management
11 62 (2.50%) Continuous Integration
12 60 (2.42%) Scrum
13 56 (2.26%) Service Management
14 54 (2.18%) Incident Management
15 52 (2.10%) Change Management
15 52 (2.10%) E-Commerce
16 48 (1.93%) Workflow
17 47 (1.89%) OOP
18 44 (1.77%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 413 (16.65%) SQL
2 188 (7.58%) PowerShell
3 176 (7.09%) JavaScript
4 150 (6.05%) C#
5 59 (2.38%) Java
6 47 (1.89%) Objective-C
7 43 (1.73%) XAML
7 43 (1.73%) VB.NET
8 33 (1.33%) T-SQL
9 24 (0.97%) ActionScript
9 24 (0.97%) ActionScript 3.0
10 21 (0.85%) VB
10 21 (0.85%) Shell Script
11 19 (0.77%) C
12 17 (0.69%) Python
12 17 (0.69%) VBScript
13 12 (0.48%) Perl
14 11 (0.44%) VBA
15 8 (0.32%) PHP
16 7 (0.28%) C++
Qualifications
1 455 (18.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 303 (12.21%) MCSE
3 183 (7.38%) Cisco Certification
4 181 (7.30%) MCITP
5 179 (7.21%) MCP
6 167 (6.73%) CCNA
7 149 (6.01%) Degree
8 140 (5.64%) MCSA
9 103 (4.15%) MCTS
10 92 (3.71%) Security Cleared
11 84 (3.39%) SC Cleared
12 53 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
13 37 (1.49%) CCNP
14 31 (1.25%) MCDST
15 28 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 21 (0.85%) DV Cleared
17 19 (0.77%) HND
18 18 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 16 (0.64%) A+ Certification
19 16 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 259 (10.44%) SLA
2 19 (0.77%) QA
3 14 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.48%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1396 (56.27%) Active Directory
2 553 (22.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 376 (15.16%) Hyper-V
4 240 (9.67%) XenApp
5 132 (5.32%) Terminal Services
6 122 (4.92%) vSphere
7 76 (3.06%) Microsoft App-V
8 67 (2.70%) XenDesktop
9 57 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
10 44 (1.77%) XenServer
11 17 (0.69%) VMware ESX
12 15 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
13 12 (0.48%) Terminal Server
14 9 (0.36%) VMware Server
15 8 (0.32%) UAG
15 8 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
16 7 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 7 (0.28%) Firmware
17 6 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 4 (0.16%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 255 (10.28%) SCCM
2 167 (6.73%) Backup Exec
3 108 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
4 69 (2.78%) SCOM
5 63 (2.54%) SCVMM
6 60 (2.42%) WSUS
7 25 (1.01%) SCOrch
8 15 (0.60%) SCDPM
9 11 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
10 10 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 9 (0.36%) SCSM
11 9 (0.36%) Tivoli
12 8 (0.32%) DameWare
12 8 (0.32%) ZENworks
12 8 (0.32%) Casper Suite
13 7 (0.28%) XenMobile
13 7 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 6 (0.24%) Nagios
15 5 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 5 (0.20%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1549 (62.43%) Microsoft
2 759 (30.59%) VMware
3 544 (21.93%) Citrix
4 439 (17.69%) Cisco
5 289 (11.65%) Apple
6 238 (9.59%) HP
7 201 (8.10%) Symantec
8 99 (3.99%) Avaya
9 95 (3.83%) Oracle
10 92 (3.71%) Dell
11 87 (3.51%) Veeam
12 70 (2.82%) NetApp
13 57 (2.30%) CheckPoint
14 56 (2.26%) EMC
15 48 (1.93%) Bloomberg
16 42 (1.69%) McAfee
17 40 (1.61%) SonicWALL
18 39 (1.57%) LANDesk
19 36 (1.45%) Sencha
20 33 (1.33%) Reuters
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