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

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 248 307 502
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +195
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 1208 1036 437
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.17% 0.92% 0.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.39% 3.43% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1033 938 400
Average salary £28,250 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.83% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £28,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -13.84%
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
27518 30244 28499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.64% 26.90% 27.65%
Number of salaries quoted 23291 25628 24358
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 June 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 June 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 +37 440 £31,000 -4.61% 50
South East +21 342 £27,500 -8.33% 40
North West +35 91 £22,000 -4.34% 12
South West +6 84 £26,500 -1.85% 10
Yorkshire +26 77 £27,375 -2.23% 14
East of England +30 66 £28,500 +14.00% 12
West Midlands -3 63 £29,000 +1.75% 21
East Midlands +15 42 £22,500 -29.13% 6
North East -8 5 £27,500 +22.22%
Windows 8
UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 2440 (100.00%) Windows
2 1549 (63.48%) Windows 7
3 1501 (61.52%) Microsoft
4 1414 (57.95%) Active Directory
5 995 (40.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 949 (38.89%) MS Office
7 929 (38.07%) MS Exchange
8 922 (37.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 812 (33.28%) Windows XP
10 770 (31.56%) MS Excel
11 750 (30.74%) VMware
12 572 (23.44%) Windows Server 2003
13 536 (21.97%) Citrix
14 504 (20.66%) TCP/IP
15 499 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
16 491 (20.12%) Firewall
17 484 (19.84%) Microsoft Certification
18 472 (19.34%) ITIL
19 450 (18.44%) DNS
20 442 (18.11%) Cisco
21 394 (16.15%) Exchange Server 2010
22 382 (15.66%) DHCP
23 373 (15.29%) Hyper-V
24 370 (15.16%) SQL
25 369 (15.12%) Blackberry
26 335 (13.73%) SQL Server
27 317 (12.99%) SLA
28 315 (12.91%) Office 365
29 308 (12.62%) VPN
30 299 (12.25%) LAN

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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
1 929 (38.07%) MS Exchange
2 394 (16.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 298 (12.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 227 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 188 (7.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 165 (6.76%) SharePoint
7 148 (6.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 127 (5.20%) IIS
9 97 (3.98%) Lync
10 55 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2000
11 34 (1.39%) Apache
12 29 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
13 26 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
14 16 (0.66%) Lotus Domino
15 15 (0.61%) WorkSite
16 13 (0.53%) Tomcat
17 8 (0.33%) IBM Notes
18 7 (0.29%) WordPress
19 6 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
20 5 (0.20%) JOnAS
Applications
1 949 (38.89%) MS Office
2 770 (31.56%) MS Excel
3 29 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.37%) MS Project
6 8 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.16%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.12%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.082%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.082%) HipChat
10 2 (0.082%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.041%) InDesign
11 1 (0.041%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 20 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
3 8 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.25%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.12%) HiPortfolio
6 2 (0.082%) MFGPRO
7 1 (0.041%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.041%) Cognos Controller
7 1 (0.041%) Retail-J
7 1 (0.041%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.041%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 315 (12.91%) Office 365
2 74 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (1.43%) Google Apps
4 26 (1.07%) Mimecast
5 16 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
7 11 (0.45%) SaaS
8 6 (0.25%) IaaS
9 5 (0.20%) Google Drive
9 5 (0.20%) PaaS
10 3 (0.12%) Symantec.cloud
11 2 (0.082%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.041%) iPaaS
12 1 (0.041%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.041%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 504 (20.66%) TCP/IP
2 491 (20.12%) Firewall
3 450 (18.44%) DNS
4 382 (15.66%) DHCP
5 308 (12.62%) VPN
6 299 (12.25%) LAN
7 292 (11.97%) WAN
8 203 (8.32%) SAN
9 176 (7.21%) VoIP
10 138 (5.66%) Wireless
11 128 (5.25%) Internet
12 94 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
13 89 (3.65%) VLAN
14 55 (2.25%) NAS
15 40 (1.64%) ADSL
16 32 (1.31%) Ethernet
17 30 (1.23%) Cisco IOS
18 29 (1.19%) iSCSI
19 27 (1.11%) SMTP
19 27 (1.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 335 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 53 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 36 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
5 35 (1.43%) Relational Database
6 30 (1.23%) MySQL
7 12 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
9 7 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.29%) NoSQL
9 7 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.25%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.16%) MS Access
11 4 (0.16%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.12%) Informix
13 2 (0.082%) DB2
13 2 (0.082%) IDOL
13 2 (0.082%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 1 (0.041%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 56 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 53 (2.17%) Visual Studio
3 27 (1.11%) ReSharper
4 18 (0.74%) SpecFlow
5 15 (0.61%) LINQPad
5 15 (0.61%) Git (software)
6 12 (0.49%) MSI
7 11 (0.45%) Subversion
8 10 (0.41%) Selenium
9 9 (0.37%) Fiddler
9 9 (0.37%) MSBuild
10 8 (0.33%) InstallShield
10 8 (0.33%) Plastic SCM
11 7 (0.29%) PowerBuilder
11 7 (0.29%) JIRA
11 7 (0.29%) WebDriver
12 5 (0.20%) Apache Ivy
13 4 (0.16%) Yeoman
13 4 (0.16%) Facilita Forecast
13 4 (0.16%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 276 (11.31%) Finance
2 66 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 60 (2.46%) Law
4 57 (2.34%) Legal
5 52 (2.13%) Banking
5 52 (2.13%) Retail
6 50 (2.05%) Games
7 41 (1.68%) Manufacturing
8 36 (1.48%) Advertising
9 26 (1.07%) Marketing
10 21 (0.86%) Back Office
11 16 (0.66%) Electronics
12 12 (0.49%) Publishing
13 11 (0.45%) Automotive
14 10 (0.41%) Multimedia
14 10 (0.41%) Aerospace
15 9 (0.37%) German Language
16 8 (0.33%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.29%) Japanese Language
18 6 (0.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 623 (25.53%) Support Engineer
2 535 (21.93%) Analyst
3 382 (15.66%) IT Support
4 323 (13.24%) Support Analyst
5 322 (13.20%) 2nd Line Support
6 210 (8.61%) Desktop Support
7 161 (6.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 152 (6.23%) Service Desk Analyst
9 151 (6.19%) Service Analyst
10 148 (6.07%) Technical Support
11 143 (5.86%) 1st Line Support
12 135 (5.53%) IT Support Engineer
13 128 (5.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 124 (5.08%) Developer
15 119 (4.88%) Consultant
15 119 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
16 113 (4.63%) Support Technician
17 102 (4.18%) Desktop Engineer
18 98 (4.02%) Help Desk Support
19 90 (3.69%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (5.04%) .NET
2 96 (3.93%) HTML
3 80 (3.28%) CSS
4 71 (2.91%) ASP.NET
5 54 (2.21%) jQuery
6 48 (1.97%) Application Packaging
7 39 (1.60%) XML
8 37 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 34 (1.39%) JSON
10 33 (1.35%) HTML5
11 30 (1.23%) Web Services
12 29 (1.19%) .NET Framework
13 27 (1.11%) WPF
14 22 (0.90%) WCF
15 20 (0.82%) KnockoutJS
16 19 (0.78%) CSS3
17 14 (0.57%) SOAP
18 13 (0.53%) Ajax
18 13 (0.53%) REST
18 13 (0.53%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 369 (15.12%) Blackberry
2 163 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
3 161 (6.60%) iPhone
4 82 (3.36%) Data Centre
5 74 (3.03%) iPad
6 61 (2.50%) Replication
7 58 (2.38%) Fat Client
7 58 (2.38%) Thin Client
8 51 (2.09%) Video Conferencing
9 48 (1.97%) Management Information System
10 36 (1.48%) PDA
11 31 (1.27%) User Experience
12 28 (1.15%) Mobile App
13 24 (0.98%) Private Cloud
14 23 (0.94%) Computer Science
15 21 (0.86%) Smartphone
15 21 (0.86%) Clustering
16 20 (0.82%) Statistics
17 16 (0.66%) CCTV
17 16 (0.66%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2440 (100.00%) Windows
2 1549 (63.48%) Windows 7
3 995 (40.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 922 (37.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 812 (33.28%) Windows XP
6 572 (23.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 268 (10.98%) Android
8 245 (10.04%) Linux
9 239 (9.80%) Windows Vista
10 234 (9.59%) Mac OS X
11 176 (7.21%) Apple iOS
12 80 (3.28%) Mac OS
13 72 (2.95%) Windows 2000 Server
14 52 (2.13%) Windows Phone
15 51 (2.09%) UNIX
16 50 (2.05%) Windows Mobile
17 49 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 32 (1.31%) Solaris
19 24 (0.98%) Ubuntu
20 23 (0.94%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (19.34%) ITIL
2 160 (6.56%) Service Delivery
3 115 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (4.14%) Problem Management
5 95 (3.89%) Project Management
6 90 (3.69%) CRM
7 84 (3.44%) Mentoring
8 73 (2.99%) Migration
8 73 (2.99%) TDD
9 69 (2.83%) Incident Management
10 65 (2.66%) Service Management
11 61 (2.50%) Time Management
11 61 (2.50%) Kalman Filter
12 57 (2.34%) MVC
13 52 (2.13%) Scrum
14 50 (2.05%) MVVM
15 49 (2.01%) Mobile Device Management
16 46 (1.89%) Pair Programming
17 45 (1.84%) Patch Management
17 45 (1.84%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 370 (15.16%) SQL
2 143 (5.86%) PowerShell
3 137 (5.61%) C#
4 81 (3.32%) JavaScript
5 54 (2.21%) Java
6 51 (2.09%) C
7 49 (2.01%) XAML
8 40 (1.64%) T-SQL
9 28 (1.15%) VB.NET
10 24 (0.98%) VB
11 21 (0.86%) C++
12 19 (0.78%) PHP
13 16 (0.66%) VBScript
14 14 (0.57%) Python
15 9 (0.37%) TypeScript
16 7 (0.29%) Uniface
16 7 (0.29%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.29%) Perl
17 6 (0.25%) Objective-C
18 4 (0.16%) AWK
Qualifications
1 484 (19.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 280 (11.48%) MCSE
3 206 (8.44%) Cisco Certification
4 200 (8.20%) CCNA
4 200 (8.20%) MCITP
5 186 (7.62%) MCP
6 167 (6.84%) Degree
7 136 (5.57%) MCSA
8 105 (4.30%) MCTS
9 65 (2.66%) A+ Certification
10 49 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
10 49 (2.01%) Security Cleared
11 47 (1.93%) Network+ Certification
12 42 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 36 (1.48%) SC Cleared
14 24 (0.98%) MOS
15 22 (0.90%) CCNP
16 21 (0.86%) ISEB
17 20 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
18 19 (0.78%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 317 (12.99%) SLA
2 43 (1.76%) QA
3 13 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1414 (57.95%) Active Directory
2 499 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 373 (15.29%) Hyper-V
4 143 (5.86%) XenApp
5 129 (5.29%) vSphere
6 86 (3.52%) Terminal Services
7 65 (2.66%) XenDesktop
8 55 (2.25%) XenServer
9 53 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
10 51 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
11 37 (1.52%) VMware ESX
12 22 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
13 15 (0.61%) Terminal Server
14 13 (0.53%) VMware Server
15 11 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 9 (0.37%) ISA Server
17 7 (0.29%) Xen
18 6 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 6 (0.25%) Firmware
19 5 (0.20%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 276 (11.31%) SCCM
2 121 (4.96%) Backup Exec
3 53 (2.17%) SCOM
4 44 (1.80%) WSUS
5 39 (1.60%) Norton AntiVirus
6 19 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
7 11 (0.45%) Nagios
8 10 (0.41%) EdgeSight
9 9 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 9 (0.37%) ZENworks
9 9 (0.37%) Casper Suite
10 8 (0.33%) SCOrch
10 8 (0.33%) NetBackup
11 7 (0.29%) SCSM
11 7 (0.29%) XenMobile
11 7 (0.29%) SCVMM
12 6 (0.25%) DameWare
12 6 (0.25%) BladeLogic
12 6 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 6 (0.25%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 1501 (61.52%) Microsoft
2 750 (30.74%) VMware
3 536 (21.97%) Citrix
4 442 (18.11%) Cisco
5 293 (12.01%) Apple
6 195 (7.99%) HP
7 113 (4.63%) Symantec
8 104 (4.26%) Dell
9 96 (3.93%) Avaya
10 70 (2.87%) Red Hat
11 60 (2.46%) Oracle
12 59 (2.42%) Veeam
13 49 (2.01%) Juniper
14 46 (1.89%) Adobe
15 45 (1.84%) Sophos
16 44 (1.80%) McAfee
16 44 (1.80%) NetApp
17 36 (1.48%) Bloomberg
17 36 (1.48%) Polycom
17 36 (1.48%) Google
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