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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 265 413 843
Rank change year-on-year
+148 +430
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 1185 603 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.04% 0.56% 0.057%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.87% 2.04% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 999 517 61
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £30,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-8.19% -3.17%

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
30610 29497 32344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.91% 27.26% 28.14%
Number of salaries quoted 25291 25133 27617
Average salary £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,960 £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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +152 1126 £30,000 -11.76% 185
London +157 486 £35,000 -12.50% 62
South East +113 299 £28,000 -13.84% 45
City of London +82 107 £39,000 -8.23% 19
Surrey +56 97 £28,000 +0.21% 13
Hampshire +52 88 £33,500 +3.07% 6
West Midlands +32 88 £37,500 +25.00% 9
Yorkshire +17 71 £27,000 +42.10% 16
Berkshire +34 59 £27,500 -8.33% 10
Birmingham +30 56 £60,000 +69.01% 4
East of England -12 56 £27,000 -1.81% 8
South West -5 54 £27,350 -2.32% 15
North West -9 47 £27,125 -22.50% 18
West Yorkshire -7 46 £26,000 +30.00% 6
Dorking - 38 £23,500 - 4
East Midlands +3 29 £23,750 -14.41% 7
Reigate - 29 £47,500 - 1
Hertfordshire +3 27 £25,250 -17.88% 4
Basingstoke - 27 £33,500 -
Leeds -17 26 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Reading +11 24 £28,000 -41.05% 5
Manchester -20 24 £27,500 -21.42% 12
Somerset +4 22 £20,500 -41.42%
Oxfordshire +28 20 £26,000 +11.82% 3
Bromley +11 19 £22,500 -
Southampton +22 18 £25,500 +21.42% 1
Bracknell +5 18 £25,500 -57.50% 1
Essex +7 17 £28,000 +6.66% 2
Cheshire -14 16 £30,750 -9.55% 2
Kent +12 15 £30,000 -20.00% 2

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 2205 (100.00%) Windows
2 1355 (61.45%) Microsoft
3 1285 (58.28%) Windows 7
4 1129 (51.20%) Active Directory
5 926 (42.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 823 (37.32%) MS Exchange
7 766 (34.74%) MS Office
8 751 (34.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 661 (29.98%) MS Excel
10 658 (29.84%) Windows XP
11 616 (27.94%) VMware
12 553 (25.08%) Windows Server 2003
13 544 (24.67%) DNS
14 469 (21.27%) Firewall
15 441 (20.00%) TCP/IP
16 429 (19.46%) SQL Server
16 429 (19.46%) SQL
17 428 (19.41%) VMware Infrastructure
18 422 (19.14%) Citrix
19 419 (19.00%) Cisco
19 419 (19.00%) Microsoft Certification
20 402 (18.23%) DHCP
21 384 (17.41%) Exchange Server 2010
22 361 (16.37%) ITIL
23 306 (13.88%) Hyper-V
24 288 (13.06%) Apple
25 284 (12.88%) VPN
26 276 (12.52%) Finance
27 270 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2013
28 264 (11.97%) Blackberry

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
1 823 (37.32%) MS Exchange
2 384 (17.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 270 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2013
4 230 (10.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 219 (9.93%) SharePoint
6 162 (7.35%) IIS
7 149 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2003
8 135 (6.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 94 (4.26%) Lync
10 47 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2000
11 37 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
12 28 (1.27%) Tomcat
13 26 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
14 25 (1.13%) Apache
15 24 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
16 22 (1.00%) IBM Notes
17 18 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
18 17 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
19 14 (0.63%) WorkSite
20 11 (0.50%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 766 (34.74%) MS Office
2 661 (29.98%) MS Excel
3 30 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.68%) Photoshop
6 11 (0.50%) MS Project
7 8 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.18%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.18%) Maya
8 4 (0.18%) 3ds Max
8 4 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.14%) InDesign
10 2 (0.091%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.045%) Revit
11 1 (0.045%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 35 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.50%) Dynamics GP
3 11 (0.50%) Eikon
4 7 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.27%) Agresso
6 5 (0.23%) Sage 50
7 4 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.14%) RMDS
8 3 (0.14%) Cognos Controller
8 3 (0.14%) Line 50
9 2 (0.091%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.045%) Sage MMS
10 1 (0.045%) assyst
10 1 (0.045%) Magento
10 1 (0.045%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 187 (8.48%) Office 365
2 64 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (1.36%) SaaS
4 16 (0.73%) IaaS
5 14 (0.63%) GitHub
6 11 (0.50%) Google Apps
7 6 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.045%) MailChimp
9 1 (0.045%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 544 (24.67%) DNS
2 469 (21.27%) Firewall
3 441 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 402 (18.23%) DHCP
5 284 (12.88%) VPN
6 262 (11.88%) WAN
7 254 (11.52%) LAN
8 156 (7.07%) SAN
9 152 (6.89%) Internet
10 127 (5.76%) VoIP
11 64 (2.90%) Wireless
12 51 (2.31%) Network Security
13 48 (2.18%) Wi-Fi
14 47 (2.13%) VLAN
15 40 (1.81%) NAS
16 34 (1.54%) Cisco IOS
17 30 (1.36%) Intranet
18 25 (1.13%) ADSL
19 24 (1.09%) FTP
19 24 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 429 (19.46%) SQL Server
2 93 (4.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 77 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 58 (2.63%) MySQL
5 50 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 38 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 25 (1.13%) SQLite
8 22 (1.00%) MS Access
9 18 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
10 15 (0.68%) Relational Database
11 8 (0.36%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (0.27%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
15 4 (0.18%) QlikView
16 3 (0.14%) Pentaho
16 3 (0.14%) IDOL
16 3 (0.14%) Data Mining
16 3 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 56 (2.54%) Git (software)
2 55 (2.49%) Visual Studio
3 50 (2.27%) JIRA
4 48 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 42 (1.90%) Ant
6 40 (1.81%) MSI
7 28 (1.27%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 27 (1.22%) Subversion
9 25 (1.13%) WiX
10 24 (1.09%) MSBuild
11 23 (1.04%) Ranorex
11 23 (1.04%) NuGet
11 23 (1.04%) MSTest
11 23 (1.04%) Xcode
11 23 (1.04%) NUnit
12 15 (0.68%) InstallShield
13 5 (0.23%) Serena SBM
14 4 (0.18%) Eclipse
14 4 (0.18%) SoapUI
14 4 (0.18%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 276 (12.52%) Finance
2 88 (3.99%) Legal
3 80 (3.63%) Telecoms
4 71 (3.22%) Law
5 65 (2.95%) Banking
6 48 (2.18%) Retail
7 44 (2.00%) Marketing
8 24 (1.09%) Advertising
9 17 (0.77%) Back Office
9 17 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.68%) Games
11 12 (0.54%) Multimedia
12 10 (0.45%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.45%) French Language
13 9 (0.41%) German Language
13 9 (0.41%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.41%) Electronics
14 7 (0.32%) Local Government
14 7 (0.32%) Military
15 4 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 500 (22.68%) Support Engineer
2 449 (20.36%) Analyst
3 305 (13.83%) 2nd Line Support
4 282 (12.79%) IT Support
5 267 (12.11%) Support Analyst
6 191 (8.66%) Developer
7 158 (7.17%) Desktop Support
8 153 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 142 (6.44%) IT Support Engineer
10 136 (6.17%) 3rd Line Support
11 115 (5.22%) Technical Support
12 112 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 94 (4.26%) Administrator
14 93 (4.22%) Service Analyst
15 90 (4.08%) Service Desk Analyst
16 78 (3.54%) 1st Line Support
17 76 (3.45%) Consultant
18 73 (3.31%) Systems Administrator
18 73 (3.31%) Team Leader
19 59 (2.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (8.30%) HTML
2 180 (8.16%) CSS
3 172 (7.80%) .NET
4 95 (4.31%) jQuery
5 84 (3.81%) ASP.NET
6 81 (3.67%) HTML5
7 75 (3.40%) XML
8 63 (2.86%) Ajax
9 52 (2.36%) AngularJS
10 47 (2.13%) JSON
11 41 (1.86%) Application Packaging
12 37 (1.68%) WCF
12 37 (1.68%) PhoneGap
13 33 (1.50%) Silverlight
14 30 (1.36%) Web Services
15 28 (1.27%) LAMP
15 28 (1.27%) X-Windows
16 27 (1.22%) WPF
17 21 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
18 17 (0.77%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 264 (11.97%) Blackberry
2 128 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 93 (4.22%) Mobile App
4 92 (4.17%) iPhone
5 80 (3.63%) Management Information System
6 65 (2.95%) User Experience
7 54 (2.45%) Clustering
7 54 (2.45%) Thin Client
7 54 (2.45%) Fat Client
8 49 (2.22%) Computer Science
9 45 (2.04%) iPad
10 34 (1.54%) N-Tier
11 27 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
12 19 (0.86%) Client/Server
13 18 (0.82%) Digital Media
14 15 (0.68%) Kindle
14 15 (0.68%) EPoS
15 14 (0.63%) Open Source
15 14 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (0.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2205 (100.00%) Windows
2 1285 (58.28%) Windows 7
3 926 (42.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 751 (34.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 658 (29.84%) Windows XP
6 553 (25.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 224 (10.16%) Android
8 218 (9.89%) Windows Vista
9 188 (8.53%) Apple iOS
10 183 (8.30%) Linux
11 162 (7.35%) Mac OS X
12 64 (2.90%) Windows 2000 Server
13 41 (1.86%) Mac OS
14 40 (1.81%) Windows Phone
15 38 (1.72%) UNIX
15 38 (1.72%) Windows Mobile
16 30 (1.36%) Windows 2000
17 15 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 15 (0.68%) Ubuntu
17 15 (0.68%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (16.37%) ITIL
2 168 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (5.53%) Service Delivery
4 114 (5.17%) MVC
5 91 (4.13%) Mentoring
6 88 (3.99%) Project Management
7 73 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
8 68 (3.08%) Migration
9 64 (2.90%) Kalman Filter
10 58 (2.63%) CRM
11 55 (2.49%) Problem Management
12 54 (2.45%) E-Commerce
13 53 (2.40%) Scrum
14 49 (2.22%) OOP
15 48 (2.18%) SOA
15 48 (2.18%) iOS Development
16 44 (2.00%) Service Management
17 41 (1.86%) Workflow
17 41 (1.86%) Continuous Integration
17 41 (1.86%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 429 (19.46%) SQL
2 168 (7.62%) JavaScript
3 166 (7.53%) PowerShell
4 148 (6.71%) C#
5 67 (3.04%) VB
6 61 (2.77%) VBScript
7 60 (2.72%) Java
8 59 (2.68%) Objective-C
9 47 (2.13%) VB.NET
10 38 (1.72%) XAML
11 27 (1.22%) ActionScript 3.0
11 27 (1.22%) ActionScript
12 24 (1.09%) C
13 23 (1.04%) C++
14 22 (1.00%) PHP
15 19 (0.86%) T-SQL
15 19 (0.86%) Shell Script
16 18 (0.82%) Perl
17 17 (0.77%) Python
18 15 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 419 (19.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 262 (11.88%) MCSE
3 173 (7.85%) Degree
4 155 (7.03%) MCITP
5 154 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
6 153 (6.94%) MCP
7 145 (6.58%) CCNA
8 117 (5.31%) MCSA
9 87 (3.95%) Security Cleared
10 76 (3.45%) SC Cleared
11 62 (2.81%) MCTS
12 30 (1.36%) CCNP
12 30 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 26 (1.18%) A+ Certification
14 23 (1.04%) HND
14 23 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
15 21 (0.95%) MCDST
16 16 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 15 (0.68%) ISEB
18 14 (0.63%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 208 (9.43%) SLA
2 21 (0.95%) QA
3 17 (0.77%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.091%) HL7
6 2 (0.091%) DICOM
7 1 (0.045%) BS7799
System Software
1 1129 (51.20%) Active Directory
2 428 (19.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 306 (13.88%) Hyper-V
4 182 (8.25%) XenApp
5 100 (4.54%) Terminal Services
6 99 (4.49%) vSphere
7 85 (3.85%) XenDesktop
8 78 (3.54%) Microsoft App-V
9 52 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
10 45 (2.04%) XenServer
11 29 (1.32%) VMware ESX
12 16 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 14 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
14 12 (0.54%) Terminal Server
15 10 (0.45%) UAG
16 9 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
17 7 (0.32%) Xen
18 6 (0.27%) ISA Server
19 5 (0.23%) DFS Replication
20 3 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 210 (9.52%) SCCM
2 127 (5.76%) Backup Exec
3 79 (3.58%) Norton AntiVirus
4 56 (2.54%) WSUS
5 36 (1.63%) SCVMM
6 32 (1.45%) SCOM
7 12 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
7 12 (0.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 11 (0.50%) SCDPM
9 10 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 10 (0.45%) Windows Intune
10 9 (0.41%) NetBackup
11 8 (0.36%) DameWare
11 8 (0.36%) AppDNA
12 6 (0.27%) Nagios
12 6 (0.27%) Casper Suite
12 6 (0.27%) XenMobile
12 6 (0.27%) SCOrch
12 6 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 5 (0.23%) SCSM
Vendors
1 1355 (61.45%) Microsoft
2 616 (27.94%) VMware
3 422 (19.14%) Citrix
4 419 (19.00%) Cisco
5 288 (13.06%) Apple
6 197 (8.93%) HP
7 149 (6.76%) Symantec
8 95 (4.31%) Oracle
9 83 (3.76%) Avaya
10 78 (3.54%) Dell
11 61 (2.77%) Veeam
12 48 (2.18%) AppSense
13 42 (1.90%) Bloomberg
14 41 (1.86%) NetApp
15 39 (1.77%) Remedy
16 36 (1.63%) Sencha
17 34 (1.54%) SonicWALL
18 33 (1.50%) Juniper
18 33 (1.50%) EMC
19 29 (1.32%) IBM
Liverpool, Merseyside
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £20k
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Car + Bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
South West London
RM Education
Salary: £25000 - £28500 per annum + £800 bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
RM Education
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + £1k bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Buckingham, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
South West London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
QUANTICA
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Dorset
Cititec
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: 20 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
East Midlands
Code Red Associates
Salary: £25000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 30,000
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £17k - 24.5k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 55,000
Posted: Yesterday
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday