The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 257 343 522
Rank change year-on-year
+86 +179
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 1242 932 414
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.12% 0.78% 0.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.18% 2.96% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1037 799 371
Average salary £30,000 £28,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -18.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
- -12.69%

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

Operating Systems Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
29740 31519 29987
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.81% 26.54% 27.14%
Number of salaries quoted 24875 26300 25128
Average salary £41,875 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.68% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Windows 8 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows 8
Salary Trend

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

Windows 8 Salary Trend in the UK

Windows 8
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows 8 over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 within the UK.

Windows 8 Salary Histogram in the UK

Windows 8
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 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
England +68 1177 £29,000 +1.75% 180
London +105 526 £31,500 -7.35% 63
South East +26 265 £27,500 - 35
South West -11 79 £24,500 -3.92% 11
Yorkshire +30 77 £27,500 +10.00% 19
City of London -8 71 £37,500 -13.79% 17
East of England +28 66 £27,000 -1.81% 10
North West +15 66 £25,000 +8.69% 21
Hampshire -1 66 £27,500 - 7
West Yorkshire +17 57 £27,500 +10.00% 13
Surrey +43 56 £30,000 +11.11% 8
Berkshire +4 47 £27,500 +15.78% 6
East Midlands +32 43 £22,500 -26.22% 13
West Midlands -18 43 £35,250 +30.55% 7
Kent +25 42 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Leeds +5 36 £28,750 +15.00% 9
Manchester +9 34 £24,750 +7.60% 9
West Sussex -5 28 £27,500 +4.76% 3
Wiltshire +2 27 £22,500 -16.66% 3
Reading +11 24 £22,500 +2.27% 3
Hertfordshire -10 23 £24,000 -18.64% 5
Essex +7 22 £30,000 +39.53% 1
Basingstoke +32 20 £25,000 -16.66% 1
Bristol +2 20 £42,500 +78.94% 4
Southampton -19 19 £27,000 +8.00% 2
Scotland +25 17 £27,500 -15.38% 7
Northamptonshire +11 17 £20,000 -25.92% 2
Cheshire +5 16 £33,500 +11.66% 7
Staffordshire +1 16 £24,000 -10.69% 1
Gloucestershire -7 16 £21,750 -3.33% 1

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 2629 (100.00%) Windows
2 1737 (66.07%) Windows 7
3 1633 (62.11%) Microsoft
4 1505 (57.25%) Active Directory
5 1084 (41.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 986 (37.50%) MS Exchange
7 956 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 945 (35.95%) MS Office
9 879 (33.43%) Windows XP
10 839 (31.91%) VMware
11 806 (30.66%) MS Excel
12 630 (23.96%) Windows Server 2003
13 607 (23.09%) Citrix
14 579 (22.02%) VMware Infrastructure
15 578 (21.99%) Firewall
16 562 (21.38%) TCP/IP
17 560 (21.30%) DNS
18 529 (20.12%) ITIL
19 505 (19.21%) Microsoft Certification
20 467 (17.76%) DHCP
21 464 (17.65%) Cisco
22 451 (17.15%) Exchange Server 2010
23 415 (15.79%) Blackberry
24 393 (14.95%) Hyper-V
25 391 (14.87%) SQL
26 385 (14.64%) LAN
27 376 (14.30%) SQL Server
28 372 (14.15%) VPN
29 357 (13.58%) WAN
30 331 (12.59%) Apple

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 986 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 451 (17.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 317 (12.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 264 (10.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 222 (8.44%) SharePoint
6 211 (8.03%) Exchange Server 2003
7 161 (6.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 131 (4.98%) Lync
9 125 (4.75%) IIS
10 46 (1.75%) Apache
11 39 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2000
12 32 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
13 23 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
14 19 (0.72%) Tomcat
15 16 (0.61%) WorkSite
16 13 (0.49%) IBM Notes
17 12 (0.46%) Lotus Domino
18 8 (0.30%) CMS
18 8 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
19 7 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 945 (35.95%) MS Office
2 806 (30.66%) MS Excel
3 33 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.27%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.23%) MS Project
8 4 (0.15%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.076%) HipChat
9 2 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.038%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.038%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.038%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 19 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.23%) Sage 200
3 6 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.11%) HiPortfolio
6 2 (0.076%) MFGPRO
6 2 (0.076%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.076%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.076%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.038%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.038%) Cognos Controller
7 1 (0.038%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.038%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.038%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 285 (10.84%) Office 365
2 83 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (1.86%) Google Apps
4 32 (1.22%) Mimecast
5 16 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
6 15 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.49%) PaaS
8 9 (0.34%) SaaS
9 7 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.23%) IaaS
11 5 (0.19%) Google Drive
12 3 (0.11%) Dropbox
13 2 (0.076%) Symantec.cloud
14 1 (0.038%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.038%) iPaaS
14 1 (0.038%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 578 (21.99%) Firewall
2 562 (21.38%) TCP/IP
3 560 (21.30%) DNS
4 467 (17.76%) DHCP
5 385 (14.64%) LAN
6 372 (14.15%) VPN
7 357 (13.58%) WAN
8 257 (9.78%) SAN
9 160 (6.09%) Internet
10 151 (5.74%) VoIP
11 119 (4.53%) Wireless
12 91 (3.46%) VLAN
13 85 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
14 58 (2.21%) ADSL
15 45 (1.71%) NAS
16 44 (1.67%) Cisco IOS
17 36 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
18 30 (1.14%) SMTP
19 26 (0.99%) Intranet
20 25 (0.95%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 376 (14.30%) SQL Server
2 72 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 50 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 48 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 28 (1.07%) Relational Database
6 22 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (0.68%) MySQL
8 9 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
9 8 (0.30%) Data Mining
9 8 (0.30%) Big Data
10 7 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.23%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.19%) MS Access
13 4 (0.15%) SQLite
13 4 (0.15%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.15%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 2 (0.076%) Oracle Database 11g
15 2 (0.076%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 56 (2.13%) Visual Studio
2 43 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (0.99%) Git (software)
4 21 (0.80%) ReSharper
5 18 (0.68%) Subversion
5 18 (0.68%) MSI
6 17 (0.65%) MSBuild
7 14 (0.53%) JIRA
8 13 (0.49%) Plastic SCM
9 10 (0.38%) LoadRunner
10 9 (0.34%) NUnit
10 9 (0.34%) NuGet
10 9 (0.34%) WiX
10 9 (0.34%) Fiddler
10 9 (0.34%) MSTest
10 9 (0.34%) Ranorex
11 8 (0.30%) Facilita Forecast
11 8 (0.30%) LINQPad
11 8 (0.30%) Rational Performance Tester
12 7 (0.27%) SpecFlow
General
1 307 (11.68%) Finance
2 85 (3.23%) Law
3 71 (2.70%) Advertising
4 70 (2.66%) Banking
5 67 (2.55%) Retail
5 67 (2.55%) Telecoms
6 56 (2.13%) Legal
7 46 (1.75%) Marketing
8 42 (1.60%) Games
9 31 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 29 (1.10%) Electronics
11 23 (0.87%) Back Office
11 23 (0.87%) Publishing
12 12 (0.46%) Investment Banking
13 10 (0.38%) Spanish Language
14 9 (0.34%) German Language
15 8 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.30%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.23%) French Language
17 5 (0.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 681 (25.90%) Support Engineer
2 570 (21.68%) Analyst
3 357 (13.58%) IT Support
4 341 (12.97%) Support Analyst
5 315 (11.98%) 2nd Line Support
6 221 (8.41%) Desktop Support
7 168 (6.39%) Technical Support
8 166 (6.31%) Consultant
9 157 (5.97%) Service Analyst
9 157 (5.97%) Service Desk Analyst
10 142 (5.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 136 (5.17%) Developer
12 128 (4.87%) 3rd Line Support
13 125 (4.75%) 1st Line Support
13 125 (4.75%) IT Support Engineer
14 120 (4.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 106 (4.03%) IT Support Analyst
16 104 (3.96%) Support Technician
17 100 (3.80%) Desktop Engineer
18 90 (3.42%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (5.44%) .NET
2 126 (4.79%) HTML
3 104 (3.96%) CSS
4 88 (3.35%) ASP.NET
5 53 (2.02%) XML
5 53 (2.02%) jQuery
6 48 (1.83%) Application Packaging
7 41 (1.56%) Web Services
7 41 (1.56%) WPF
8 40 (1.52%) JSON
9 38 (1.45%) HTML5
10 36 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
11 34 (1.29%) .NET Framework
12 29 (1.10%) WCF
13 26 (0.99%) AngularJS
14 25 (0.95%) Ajax
15 21 (0.80%) REST
16 20 (0.76%) CSS3
17 19 (0.72%) LINQ
18 18 (0.68%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 415 (15.79%) Blackberry
2 183 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 168 (6.39%) iPhone
4 69 (2.62%) Fat Client
4 69 (2.62%) Thin Client
5 66 (2.51%) iPad
6 61 (2.32%) Replication
7 52 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
8 50 (1.90%) Private Cloud
8 50 (1.90%) Management Information System
9 43 (1.64%) Clustering
9 43 (1.64%) Mobile App
10 37 (1.41%) Hedge funds
11 35 (1.33%) User Experience
11 35 (1.33%) PDA
11 35 (1.33%) Computer Science
12 23 (0.87%) 3D Printing
13 21 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
14 18 (0.68%) Smartphone
15 16 (0.61%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2629 (100.00%) Windows
2 1737 (66.07%) Windows 7
3 1084 (41.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 956 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 879 (33.43%) Windows XP
6 630 (23.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 264 (10.04%) Windows Vista
8 251 (9.55%) Android
9 240 (9.13%) Linux
10 236 (8.98%) Mac OS X
11 173 (6.58%) Apple iOS
12 90 (3.42%) Mac OS
13 68 (2.59%) Windows 2000 Server
14 62 (2.36%) UNIX
15 55 (2.09%) Windows Phone
16 54 (2.05%) Windows Mobile
17 41 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 37 (1.41%) Solaris
19 28 (1.07%) Windows 2000
20 27 (1.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 529 (20.12%) ITIL
2 208 (7.91%) Service Delivery
3 115 (4.37%) Project Management
4 114 (4.34%) Agile Software Development
5 97 (3.69%) Migration
6 95 (3.61%) CRM
7 93 (3.54%) Problem Management
8 88 (3.35%) Mentoring
9 66 (2.51%) Incident Management
10 65 (2.47%) MVC
11 63 (2.40%) Service Management
12 60 (2.28%) Kalman Filter
13 59 (2.24%) Time Management
14 57 (2.17%) PRINCE2
14 57 (2.17%) TDD
15 55 (2.09%) Mobile Device Management
16 53 (2.02%) Scrum
17 51 (1.94%) Line Management
18 49 (1.86%) Disaster Recovery
18 49 (1.86%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 391 (14.87%) SQL
2 161 (6.12%) PowerShell
3 141 (5.36%) C#
4 106 (4.03%) JavaScript
5 55 (2.09%) XAML
6 47 (1.79%) Java
7 41 (1.56%) VB.NET
8 36 (1.37%) C
9 35 (1.33%) T-SQL
10 31 (1.18%) VB
11 15 (0.57%) Objective-C
12 13 (0.49%) PHP
13 12 (0.46%) Python
14 11 (0.42%) Shell Script
15 10 (0.38%) VBScript
16 9 (0.34%) TypeScript
17 7 (0.27%) C++
18 5 (0.19%) VBA
19 4 (0.15%) Perl
20 3 (0.11%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 505 (19.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 320 (12.17%) MCSE
3 209 (7.95%) Cisco Certification
4 205 (7.80%) MCITP
5 196 (7.46%) CCNA
6 192 (7.30%) MCP
7 159 (6.05%) Degree
8 146 (5.55%) MCSA
9 128 (4.87%) MCTS
10 61 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
10 61 (2.32%) Security Cleared
11 48 (1.83%) SC Cleared
12 38 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 29 (1.10%) MCDST
14 27 (1.03%) CCNP
15 23 (0.87%) A+ Certification
16 20 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 16 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
18 14 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 13 (0.49%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 310 (11.79%) SLA
2 38 (1.45%) QA
3 18 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.57%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.038%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1505 (57.25%) Active Directory
2 579 (22.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 393 (14.95%) Hyper-V
4 204 (7.76%) XenApp
5 144 (5.48%) vSphere
6 94 (3.58%) Terminal Services
7 76 (2.89%) XenDesktop
8 69 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
9 61 (2.32%) XenServer
10 59 (2.24%) Microsoft App-V
11 28 (1.07%) VMware ESX
12 16 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
13 14 (0.53%) ISA Server
14 11 (0.42%) Terminal Server
15 10 (0.38%) VMware Server
16 8 (0.30%) Xen
16 8 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 8 (0.30%) Firmware
17 6 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 3 (0.11%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 316 (12.02%) SCCM
2 165 (6.28%) Backup Exec
3 70 (2.66%) SCOM
4 69 (2.62%) Norton AntiVirus
5 60 (2.28%) WSUS
6 28 (1.07%) SCVMM
7 23 (0.87%) SCOrch
8 19 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
9 14 (0.53%) BladeLogic
10 10 (0.38%) Nagios
11 9 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 9 (0.34%) NetBackup
11 9 (0.34%) EdgeSight
12 8 (0.30%) SCDPM
12 8 (0.30%) Casper Suite
12 8 (0.30%) SCSM
12 8 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 7 (0.27%) DameWare
13 7 (0.27%) ZENworks
14 6 (0.23%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 1633 (62.11%) Microsoft
2 839 (31.91%) VMware
3 607 (23.09%) Citrix
4 464 (17.65%) Cisco
5 331 (12.59%) Apple
6 236 (8.98%) HP
7 175 (6.66%) Symantec
8 112 (4.26%) Avaya
9 107 (4.07%) Dell
10 78 (2.97%) Veeam
11 73 (2.78%) Oracle
12 64 (2.43%) Red Hat
12 64 (2.43%) NetApp
13 60 (2.28%) McAfee
14 57 (2.17%) EMC
15 56 (2.13%) CheckPoint
16 44 (1.67%) Juniper
17 41 (1.56%) Google
18 40 (1.52%) Adobe
19 36 (1.37%) Sophos
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum + excellent bens (inc. free on-site
Posted: 34 minutes ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 49 minutes ago
Central London / West End
Edison Hill Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum +Bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £26000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
OXL Consulting
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 3 hours ago
Northwich, Cheshire
DCS Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £28000 Per Annum + Bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + 20 days notice, Gym membership
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
EXCELerate
Salary: To £36,000 plus Health care, life cover & pension
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
EXCELerate
Salary: To £23k plus Health care, life cover & pension
Posted: 5 hours ago
Woodley, Berkshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: DOE
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £24000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + shift allowance, bens
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays - Computacenter
Salary: Flexible benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22500 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago