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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 282 453 824
Rank change year-on-year
+171 +371
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 1081 505 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.95% 0.47% 0.060%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.53% 1.74% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 899 446 67
Average salary £30,000 £34,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £53,000 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-13.84% +8.33%

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
30626 29043 32803
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.84% 27.28% 27.93%
Number of salaries quoted 25310 24821 28043
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
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 23 September 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 23 September 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
England +158 1026 £30,000 -14.28% 145
London +138 390 £35,000 -6.66% 51
South East +108 279 £27,500 -19.11% 40
West Midlands +57 95 £35,000 -9.67% 8
Hampshire +52 83 £32,500 - 7
City of London +72 78 £37,500 +15.38% 14
Surrey +28 74 £28,000 -25.33% 12
East of England +23 66 £28,000 -6.66% 6
South West -2 66 £29,500 +5.35% 11
Yorkshire 0 64 £28,000 +47.36% 11
Berkshire +29 62 £27,500 - 5
Birmingham +42 57 £60,000 +130.72% 6
North West -11 54 £27,500 -21.42% 11
West Yorkshire +7 41 £26,000 +36.84% 9
Basingstoke - 26 £33,500 - 1
East Midlands -2 25 £27,000 -25.51% 3
Hertfordshire -4 25 £26,000 -20.00% 2
Oxfordshire +22 24 £26,000 +20.93% 2
Manchester -16 24 £27,500 -21.42% 9
Leeds -12 23 £27,000 -16.92% 4
Southampton +20 22 £25,500 -49.00%
Reading 0 22 £28,000 +40.00% 1
Dorking - 22 £23,000 - 6
Reigate - 20 £47,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire -2 19 £18,000 -48.57% 5
Somerset -6 19 £23,000 -34.28% 3
Bracknell +11 18 £26,000 -56.66% 2
Essex +20 17 £26,500 -11.66% 2
Cheshire -17 17 £34,000 +22.52% 2
Bristol 0 16 £35,000 +20.68% 2

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 2164 (100.00%) Windows
2 1322 (61.09%) Microsoft
3 1249 (57.72%) Windows 7
4 1106 (51.11%) Active Directory
5 894 (41.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 795 (36.74%) MS Exchange
7 746 (34.47%) MS Office
8 688 (31.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 669 (30.91%) MS Excel
10 644 (29.76%) Windows XP
11 592 (27.36%) VMware
12 547 (25.28%) Windows Server 2003
13 509 (23.52%) DNS
14 439 (20.29%) TCP/IP
15 438 (20.24%) SQL Server
16 422 (19.50%) Firewall
17 417 (19.27%) Microsoft Certification
18 416 (19.22%) SQL
19 409 (18.90%) VMware Infrastructure
20 400 (18.48%) Cisco
21 397 (18.35%) Exchange Server 2010
22 396 (18.30%) Citrix
23 377 (17.42%) DHCP
24 341 (15.76%) ITIL
25 306 (14.14%) Hyper-V
26 281 (12.99%) Apple
27 274 (12.66%) LAN
28 271 (12.52%) VPN
29 268 (12.38%) Finance
30 266 (12.29%) WAN

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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
1 795 (36.74%) MS Exchange
2 397 (18.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 257 (11.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 228 (10.54%) SharePoint
5 220 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 153 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2003
7 146 (6.75%) IIS
8 119 (5.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 99 (4.57%) Lync
10 47 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
11 44 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2000
12 33 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
13 29 (1.34%) Tomcat
14 27 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
15 24 (1.11%) IBM Notes
16 21 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
17 18 (0.83%) Apache
18 16 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
19 11 (0.51%) CMS
19 11 (0.51%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 746 (34.47%) MS Office
2 669 (30.91%) MS Excel
3 26 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (0.69%) Photoshop
5 15 (0.69%) MS Project
6 4 (0.18%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.18%) Maya
6 4 (0.18%) 3ds Max
6 4 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.14%) InDesign
8 1 (0.046%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.046%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 38 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.51%) Dynamics GP
4 10 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.46%) Eikon
5 6 (0.28%) Agresso
6 5 (0.23%) Line 50
7 4 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.14%) RMDS
8 3 (0.14%) Cognos Controller
8 3 (0.14%) Sage 50
9 2 (0.092%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.092%) Sage MMS
9 2 (0.092%) assyst
9 2 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.046%) Exchequer
10 1 (0.046%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 184 (8.50%) Office 365
2 59 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (1.62%) SaaS
4 18 (0.83%) IaaS
5 15 (0.69%) GitHub
6 8 (0.37%) Google Apps
7 7 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.046%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.046%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 509 (23.52%) DNS
2 439 (20.29%) TCP/IP
3 422 (19.50%) Firewall
4 377 (17.42%) DHCP
5 274 (12.66%) LAN
6 271 (12.52%) VPN
7 266 (12.29%) WAN
8 147 (6.79%) SAN
9 128 (5.91%) Internet
10 112 (5.18%) VoIP
11 69 (3.19%) Wi-Fi
12 66 (3.05%) Wireless
13 53 (2.45%) Network Security
14 43 (1.99%) NAS
14 43 (1.99%) VLAN
15 39 (1.80%) Cisco IOS
16 34 (1.57%) ADSL
17 32 (1.48%) Intranet
18 26 (1.20%) FTP
18 26 (1.20%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 438 (20.24%) SQL Server
2 100 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 91 (4.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 59 (2.73%) MySQL
5 46 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 32 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
7 26 (1.20%) SQLite
8 22 (1.02%) Relational Database
9 21 (0.97%) MS Access
10 14 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.32%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.28%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.23%) QlikView
14 4 (0.18%) Pentaho
15 3 (0.14%) PowerCenter
15 3 (0.14%) Data Mining
16 2 (0.092%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 56 (2.59%) Visual Studio
2 49 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 45 (2.08%) JIRA
4 44 (2.03%) Git (software)
5 40 (1.85%) MSI
6 31 (1.43%) Ant
7 28 (1.29%) Subversion
8 23 (1.06%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 22 (1.02%) Xcode
10 17 (0.79%) WiX
11 16 (0.74%) MSBuild
12 15 (0.69%) NuGet
12 15 (0.69%) Ranorex
12 15 (0.69%) NUnit
12 15 (0.69%) MSTest
13 11 (0.51%) InstallShield
14 10 (0.46%) SoapUI
15 6 (0.28%) ReSharper
15 6 (0.28%) Fiddler
16 5 (0.23%) Selenium
General
1 268 (12.38%) Finance
2 90 (4.16%) Legal
3 77 (3.56%) Telecoms
4 59 (2.73%) Law
5 57 (2.63%) Banking
6 45 (2.08%) Marketing
7 44 (2.03%) Retail
8 24 (1.11%) Back Office
9 19 (0.88%) Advertising
10 16 (0.74%) Games
11 13 (0.60%) Manufacturing
11 13 (0.60%) Electronics
12 12 (0.55%) Multimedia
13 11 (0.51%) Military
14 10 (0.46%) French Language
15 8 (0.37%) German Language
15 8 (0.37%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.32%) Investment Banking
16 7 (0.32%) Local Government
17 4 (0.18%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 487 (22.50%) Support Engineer
2 433 (20.01%) Analyst
3 303 (14.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 275 (12.71%) Support Analyst
5 272 (12.57%) IT Support
6 200 (9.24%) Developer
7 171 (7.90%) Desktop Support
8 150 (6.93%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 139 (6.42%) IT Support Engineer
10 131 (6.05%) 3rd Line Support
11 101 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 92 (4.25%) Administrator
13 89 (4.11%) 1st Line Support
14 81 (3.74%) Technical Support
15 80 (3.70%) Service Analyst
15 80 (3.70%) Team Leader
16 77 (3.56%) Service Desk Analyst
17 75 (3.47%) Systems Administrator
18 72 (3.33%) Consultant
19 65 (3.00%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (8.55%) .NET
2 169 (7.81%) HTML
3 162 (7.49%) CSS
4 91 (4.21%) ASP.NET
5 90 (4.16%) jQuery
6 76 (3.51%) HTML5
7 73 (3.37%) XML
8 49 (2.26%) Ajax
9 47 (2.17%) WCF
10 46 (2.13%) AngularJS
11 42 (1.94%) Application Packaging
12 38 (1.76%) JSON
13 35 (1.62%) Web Services
14 34 (1.57%) Silverlight
15 32 (1.48%) WPF
15 32 (1.48%) PhoneGap
16 29 (1.34%) LAMP
17 28 (1.29%) ASP.NET MVC
18 23 (1.06%) .NET Framework
19 18 (0.83%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 241 (11.14%) Blackberry
2 138 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 90 (4.16%) iPhone
4 89 (4.11%) Mobile App
5 73 (3.37%) Management Information System
6 58 (2.68%) User Experience
7 55 (2.54%) iPad
8 54 (2.50%) Computer Science
9 48 (2.22%) Clustering
10 43 (1.99%) Thin Client
10 43 (1.99%) Fat Client
11 30 (1.39%) N-Tier
12 22 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
13 20 (0.92%) Digital Media
14 17 (0.79%) Client/Server
15 16 (0.74%) Smartphone
15 16 (0.74%) Open Source
16 14 (0.65%) Kindle
17 13 (0.60%) Mathematics
17 13 (0.60%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2164 (100.00%) Windows
2 1249 (57.72%) Windows 7
3 894 (41.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 688 (31.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 644 (29.76%) Windows XP
6 547 (25.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 225 (10.40%) Android
8 215 (9.94%) Windows Vista
9 196 (9.06%) Linux
9 196 (9.06%) Apple iOS
10 149 (6.89%) Mac OS X
11 51 (2.36%) Windows Phone
12 49 (2.26%) Windows 2000 Server
13 45 (2.08%) UNIX
14 44 (2.03%) Mac OS
15 30 (1.39%) Windows Mobile
16 27 (1.25%) Windows 2000
17 21 (0.97%) Ubuntu
18 19 (0.88%) Debian
19 14 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (15.76%) ITIL
2 152 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (5.08%) MVC
4 87 (4.02%) Service Delivery
5 81 (3.74%) Project Management
5 81 (3.74%) Mentoring
6 64 (2.96%) Disaster Recovery
7 60 (2.77%) CRM
8 59 (2.73%) Migration
9 57 (2.63%) E-Commerce
10 53 (2.45%) Kalman Filter
11 51 (2.36%) Problem Management
12 50 (2.31%) Scrum
13 48 (2.22%) SOA
13 48 (2.22%) iOS Development
14 43 (1.99%) Asset Management
15 41 (1.89%) Android Development
16 40 (1.85%) Workflow
17 39 (1.80%) OOP
18 36 (1.66%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 416 (19.22%) SQL
2 161 (7.44%) JavaScript
3 157 (7.26%) PowerShell
4 149 (6.89%) C#
5 75 (3.47%) VB
6 65 (3.00%) VBScript
7 61 (2.82%) Objective-C
8 50 (2.31%) Java
9 49 (2.26%) VB.NET
10 34 (1.57%) XAML
11 31 (1.43%) C++
12 28 (1.29%) C
13 23 (1.06%) ActionScript
13 23 (1.06%) T-SQL
13 23 (1.06%) ActionScript 3.0
14 22 (1.02%) PHP
15 18 (0.83%) Python
16 17 (0.79%) Shell Script
17 16 (0.74%) Perl
18 15 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 417 (19.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 240 (11.09%) MCSE
3 198 (9.15%) Degree
4 167 (7.72%) MCP
5 147 (6.79%) MCITP
6 141 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
7 135 (6.24%) CCNA
8 115 (5.31%) MCSA
9 67 (3.10%) Security Cleared
10 59 (2.73%) MCTS
11 55 (2.54%) SC Cleared
12 36 (1.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 31 (1.43%) A+ Certification
14 24 (1.11%) HND
15 22 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
16 20 (0.92%) ISEB
17 19 (0.88%) CCNP
18 18 (0.83%) MCDST
19 15 (0.69%) ISTQB
20 14 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 205 (9.47%) SLA
2 26 (1.20%) QA
3 15 (0.69%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.092%) HL7
6 2 (0.092%) DICOM
7 1 (0.046%) BS7799
System Software
1 1106 (51.11%) Active Directory
2 409 (18.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 306 (14.14%) Hyper-V
4 152 (7.02%) XenApp
5 99 (4.57%) vSphere
6 91 (4.21%) XenDesktop
7 85 (3.93%) Terminal Services
8 74 (3.42%) Microsoft App-V
9 46 (2.13%) XenServer
10 45 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
11 31 (1.43%) VMware ESX
12 23 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 16 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
14 15 (0.69%) Terminal Server
15 13 (0.60%) Xen
16 11 (0.51%) UAG
17 8 (0.37%) ISA Server
17 8 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
18 5 (0.23%) DFS Replication
19 4 (0.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 224 (10.35%) SCCM
2 121 (5.59%) Backup Exec
3 56 (2.59%) Norton AntiVirus
4 50 (2.31%) WSUS
5 30 (1.39%) SCOM
6 26 (1.20%) SCVMM
7 11 (0.51%) NetBackup
7 11 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
7 11 (0.51%) Windows Intune
8 10 (0.46%) AppDNA
9 8 (0.37%) DameWare
9 8 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 8 (0.37%) Nagios
10 7 (0.32%) SCDPM
10 7 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 6 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (0.23%) Sysprep
13 4 (0.18%) Puppet
13 4 (0.18%) SmokePing
13 4 (0.18%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1322 (61.09%) Microsoft
2 592 (27.36%) VMware
3 400 (18.48%) Cisco
4 396 (18.30%) Citrix
5 281 (12.99%) Apple
6 198 (9.15%) HP
7 129 (5.96%) Symantec
8 86 (3.97%) Oracle
9 79 (3.65%) Dell
10 68 (3.14%) Avaya
11 50 (2.31%) AppSense
12 47 (2.17%) Veeam
12 47 (2.17%) Remedy
13 38 (1.76%) Bloomberg
14 37 (1.71%) NetApp
15 33 (1.52%) SonicWALL
16 30 (1.39%) Juniper
16 30 (1.39%) EMC
16 30 (1.39%) IBM
17 27 (1.25%) Sencha
North London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 31 minutes ago
Newport, Gwent
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £16000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £21,333 - 22,890 per year
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28500 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
South West London
Vertical IT
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
The People Network
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Kent
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Kent
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
RM Education
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum + £4k/car + 5% bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
East London
RM Education
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + £800 bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Warwickshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
NES Global Talent
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 13 hours ago
East London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30000 - 32000
Posted: 14 hours ago