The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 335 516 903
Rank change year-on-year
+181 +387
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 951 400 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.36% 0.016%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.95% 1.33% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 812 358 19
Average salary £28,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.57% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,000 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £32,500 -
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -
Operating Systems Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
32237 30128 33555
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.57% 27.13% 26.70%
Number of salaries quoted 26870 25240 28921
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 18 April 2014 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +191 928 £28,500 -22.44% 106
London +158 357 £34,000 -24.44% 44
South East +74 244 £27,500 -23.61% 27
City of London +69 103 £43,500 -13.00% 9
South West +42 68 £26,000 -30.66% 6
East of England +12 65 £27,500 -1.78% 6
Yorkshire +14 64 £25,000 +11.11% 5
Hampshire +40 60 £27,500 -38.88% 5
North West +19 58 £23,000 -48.88% 6
West Yorkshire +2 43 £25,000 +47.05% 1
West Midlands +27 41 £27,000 -28.00% 5
Leeds +13 41 £25,000 -20.63% 1
Berkshire -12 40 £25,000 -33.33% 8
West Sussex +24 38 £26,250 -38.23% 4
Manchester +25 34 £23,000 -54.00% 5
Kent -2 31 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Oxfordshire +9 29 £37,000 +9.62% 3
Surrey +8 29 £27,500 -5.17% 4
Southampton +23 28 £25,000 -44.44% 2
Hertfordshire +16 27 £29,500 +7.27% 2
Wiltshire - 26 £27,000 - 2
East Midlands -14 23 £27,500 +18.27% 3
Oxford +20 20 £37,000 +5.71% 1
Bristol +20 20 £23,750 -18.10% 1
Bromley +3 20 £22,500 -16.66%
Essex -18 18 £21,500 -20.37% 1
Cheshire 0 17 £30,000 -33.33%
Reading -5 17 £22,000 -41.33% 1
Stevenage +1 16 £34,000 -
Birmingham +15 14 £32,250 -24.11% 2

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1688 (100.00%) Windows
2 1052 (62.32%) Microsoft
3 944 (55.92%) Windows 7
4 933 (55.27%) Active Directory
5 672 (39.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 602 (35.66%) Windows XP
7 601 (35.60%) MS Exchange
8 560 (33.18%) MS Excel
9 487 (28.85%) VMware
10 480 (28.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 467 (27.67%) MS Office
12 466 (27.61%) Windows Server 2003
13 395 (23.40%) Microsoft Certification
14 388 (22.99%) DNS
15 360 (21.33%) Exchange Server 2010
16 356 (21.09%) VMware Infrastructure
17 355 (21.03%) SQL Server
18 349 (20.68%) TCP/IP
19 315 (18.66%) ITIL
20 312 (18.48%) Cisco
21 311 (18.42%) Firewall
22 288 (17.06%) Citrix
23 283 (16.77%) DHCP
24 271 (16.05%) Hyper-V
25 259 (15.34%) SCCM
26 239 (14.16%) SQL
27 237 (14.04%) VPN
28 226 (13.39%) Degree
29 220 (13.03%) LAN
30 213 (12.62%) WAN

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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
1 601 (35.60%) MS Exchange
2 360 (21.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 173 (10.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 172 (10.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 157 (9.30%) SharePoint
6 147 (8.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 119 (7.05%) IIS
8 112 (6.64%) Lync
9 59 (3.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 39 (2.31%) SharePoint 2013
11 36 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
12 15 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
13 14 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
14 13 (0.77%) IBM Notes
14 13 (0.77%) CMS
14 13 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2000
15 12 (0.71%) Confluence
15 12 (0.71%) SAS
16 10 (0.59%) Tomcat
17 9 (0.53%) JOnAS
Applications
1 560 (33.18%) MS Excel
2 467 (27.67%) MS Office
3 16 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.53%) MS Project
6 4 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.059%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 34 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.59%) Eikon
4 7 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.30%) Line 50
7 4 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.12%) Sage MMS
8 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.12%) nopCommerce
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.12%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.059%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.059%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.059%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.059%) assyst
9 1 (0.059%) Epicor Vantage
Cloud Services
1 155 (9.18%) Office 365
2 35 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (1.36%) SaaS
4 15 (0.89%) IaaS
5 9 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.47%) Google Apps
7 5 (0.30%) GitHub
8 4 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.059%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 388 (22.99%) DNS
2 349 (20.68%) TCP/IP
3 311 (18.42%) Firewall
4 283 (16.77%) DHCP
5 237 (14.04%) VPN
6 220 (13.03%) LAN
7 213 (12.62%) WAN
8 124 (7.35%) SAN
9 113 (6.69%) Internet
10 94 (5.57%) VoIP
11 84 (4.98%) Wireless
12 80 (4.74%) Wi-Fi
13 46 (2.73%) SSL
14 37 (2.19%) VLAN
15 34 (2.01%) NAS
16 33 (1.95%) iSCSI
17 27 (1.60%) Network Security
18 26 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
18 26 (1.54%) Unified Communications
19 20 (1.18%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 355 (21.03%) SQL Server
2 110 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 87 (5.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 41 (2.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 36 (2.13%) MySQL
6 32 (1.90%) Relational Database
7 17 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
9 8 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (0.47%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.41%) SQLite
11 5 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.30%) Sybase ASA
12 4 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.12%) Pentaho
13 2 (0.12%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.12%) SAP BW
13 2 (0.12%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.059%) OLAP
14 1 (0.059%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 53 (3.14%) Visual Studio
2 41 (2.43%) Xcode
3 22 (1.30%) JIRA
4 20 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (0.83%) Subversion
6 12 (0.71%) MSI
7 10 (0.59%) Fiddler
7 10 (0.59%) ReSharper
8 5 (0.30%) SoapUI
9 4 (0.24%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.24%) PhoneGap
9 4 (0.24%) InstallShield
10 3 (0.18%) AdminStudio
10 3 (0.18%) Expression Studio
10 3 (0.18%) Selenium
10 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Blend
11 2 (0.12%) WatiN
11 2 (0.12%) WATIR
11 2 (0.12%) YouTrack
11 2 (0.12%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 195 (11.55%) Finance
2 74 (4.38%) Telecoms
3 54 (3.20%) Law
4 40 (2.37%) Legal
5 37 (2.19%) Back Office
6 33 (1.95%) Banking
7 23 (1.36%) Marketing
8 22 (1.30%) Retail
9 20 (1.18%) Games
10 17 (1.01%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.83%) Advertising
12 10 (0.59%) Military
13 9 (0.53%) Electronics
14 7 (0.41%) Multimedia
15 6 (0.36%) Publishing
16 5 (0.30%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.18%) French Language
17 3 (0.18%) Portuguese Language
18 2 (0.12%) Billing
18 2 (0.12%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 395 (23.40%) Support Engineer
2 273 (16.17%) Analyst
3 225 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 178 (10.55%) IT Support
5 174 (10.31%) Support Analyst
6 167 (9.89%) Developer
7 132 (7.82%) Desktop Support
8 118 (6.99%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 112 (6.64%) Consultant
10 110 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
11 98 (5.81%) Desktop Engineer
12 79 (4.68%) Support Technician
13 74 (4.38%) Systems Engineer
14 73 (4.32%) Administrator
15 71 (4.21%) Junior
16 68 (4.03%) Technical Support
17 65 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 63 (3.73%) IT Support Engineer
18 63 (3.73%) 1st Line Support
19 62 (3.67%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (10.25%) .NET
2 135 (8.00%) HTML
3 107 (6.34%) CSS
4 66 (3.91%) Web Services
5 59 (3.50%) WCF
6 58 (3.44%) .NET Framework
6 58 (3.44%) XML
6 58 (3.44%) ASP.NET
7 42 (2.49%) Cocoa Touch
7 42 (2.49%) Cocoa
8 41 (2.43%) jQuery
9 36 (2.13%) Application Packaging
10 31 (1.84%) HTML5
11 24 (1.42%) WPF
12 22 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
12 22 (1.30%) Software Packaging
13 19 (1.13%) Silverlight
14 17 (1.01%) SOAP
15 15 (0.89%) COM
16 12 (0.71%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 193 (11.43%) Blackberry
2 106 (6.28%) iPhone
3 77 (4.56%) Mobile App
4 74 (4.38%) Computer Science
5 73 (4.32%) iPad
6 41 (2.43%) Management Information System
7 36 (2.13%) Smartphone
8 34 (2.01%) Clustering
9 28 (1.66%) Fat Client
9 28 (1.66%) Thin Client
10 24 (1.42%) Open Source
11 23 (1.36%) Replication
12 22 (1.30%) PKI
13 21 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
14 18 (1.07%) Digital Media
14 18 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
14 18 (1.07%) Chip and PIN
15 16 (0.95%) Xbox
16 14 (0.83%) Hedge funds
16 14 (0.83%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1688 (100.00%) Windows
2 944 (55.92%) Windows 7
3 672 (39.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 602 (35.66%) Windows XP
5 480 (28.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 466 (27.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 212 (12.56%) Android
8 182 (10.78%) Apple iOS
9 167 (9.89%) Windows Vista
10 159 (9.42%) Linux
11 133 (7.88%) Mac OS X
12 125 (7.41%) Windows Phone
13 83 (4.92%) Mac OS
14 51 (3.02%) UNIX
15 17 (1.01%) Solaris
16 16 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
16 16 (0.95%) CentOS
17 14 (0.83%) Windows 2000
18 12 (0.71%) HPUX
19 11 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (18.66%) ITIL
2 87 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (4.80%) Software Engineering
4 78 (4.62%) OO
5 74 (4.38%) Project Management
6 71 (4.21%) MVC
7 59 (3.50%) iOS Development
8 54 (3.20%) OOP
9 53 (3.14%) Android Development
10 52 (3.08%) Migration
11 50 (2.96%) CRM
12 47 (2.78%) Service Delivery
12 47 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
13 44 (2.61%) Asset Management
14 43 (2.55%) Problem Management
15 40 (2.37%) E-Commerce
16 35 (2.07%) Change Management
17 33 (1.95%) Load Balancing
18 32 (1.90%) TDD
19 31 (1.84%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 239 (14.16%) SQL
2 179 (10.60%) C#
3 131 (7.76%) PowerShell
4 124 (7.35%) JavaScript
5 95 (5.63%) VB
6 71 (4.21%) C++
7 68 (4.03%) XAML
8 64 (3.79%) Objective-C
9 63 (3.73%) Java
10 38 (2.25%) C
11 32 (1.90%) VBScript
12 27 (1.60%) VB.NET
12 27 (1.60%) PHP
13 12 (0.71%) Python
14 10 (0.59%) TypeScript
14 10 (0.59%) T-SQL
15 8 (0.47%) Bash Shell
16 7 (0.41%) VB6
17 5 (0.30%) VC++
17 5 (0.30%) XPath
Qualifications
1 395 (23.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 226 (13.39%) Degree
3 213 (12.62%) MCSE
4 157 (9.30%) MCITP
5 118 (6.99%) MCP
6 115 (6.81%) Cisco Certification
7 105 (6.22%) MCSA
8 101 (5.98%) CCNA
9 77 (4.56%) MCTS
10 44 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 31 (1.84%) ISEB
12 27 (1.60%) ISTQB
13 25 (1.48%) CCNP
13 25 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
14 21 (1.24%) Security Cleared
14 21 (1.24%) NCDA
15 15 (0.89%) Microsoft Certified Master
16 14 (0.83%) A+ Certification
16 14 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
17 13 (0.77%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (8.77%) SLA
2 72 (4.27%) QA
3 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.059%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 933 (55.27%) Active Directory
2 356 (21.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 271 (16.05%) Hyper-V
4 97 (5.75%) vSphere
5 90 (5.33%) XenApp
6 56 (3.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 56 (3.32%) XenDesktop
7 43 (2.55%) Terminal Services
8 40 (2.37%) XenServer
9 31 (1.84%) Terminal Server
10 25 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (1.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 25 (1.48%) Xen
11 23 (1.36%) VMware ESX
12 11 (0.65%) VMware Server
13 10 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
13 10 (0.59%) UAG
14 9 (0.53%) ISA Server
15 5 (0.30%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 3 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 259 (15.34%) SCCM
2 108 (6.40%) Backup Exec
3 63 (3.73%) WSUS
4 62 (3.67%) SCOM
5 29 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 26 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
7 19 (1.13%) Cacti
8 12 (0.71%) Nagios
9 11 (0.65%) NetBackup
9 11 (0.65%) Puppet
9 11 (0.65%) SmokePing
9 11 (0.65%) SCDPM
10 9 (0.53%) SAP Afaria
11 8 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 7 (0.41%) SCVMM
13 5 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 5 (0.30%) SCOrch
14 4 (0.24%) SCSM
14 4 (0.24%) DameWare
Vendors
1 1052 (62.32%) Microsoft
2 487 (28.85%) VMware
3 312 (18.48%) Cisco
4 288 (17.06%) Citrix
5 202 (11.97%) Apple
6 161 (9.54%) HP
7 112 (6.64%) Symantec
8 98 (5.81%) Dell
9 60 (3.55%) NetApp
10 51 (3.02%) McAfee
11 42 (2.49%) Avaya
12 39 (2.31%) Sophos
13 38 (2.25%) Remedy
14 23 (1.36%) Oracle
14 23 (1.36%) ServiceNow
15 22 (1.30%) AppSense
16 21 (1.24%) Veeam
17 19 (1.13%) EMC
18 18 (1.07%) Toshiba
19 17 (1.01%) Sage
Doncaster, Yorkshire
Thales
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Doncaster, Yorkshire
Thales
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cornwall
Hot Rec
Salary: £20k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Talent Spa
Salary: depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + ben+training
Posted: 3 days ago
Aberdeenshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + + 10% Pension + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcestershire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £27000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Propel
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ultimate Asset
Salary: Fantastic benefits package on top
Posted: 4 days ago