The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 336 264 310
Rank change year-on-year
-72 +46
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 840 1296 1076
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.88% 1.18% 0.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.57% 4.51% 3.55%
Number of salaries quoted 727 1132 898
Median salary £27,500 £28,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £48,000 £57,400
UK excluding London median salary £26,500 £28,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year
-5.35% -

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
23516 28744 30348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.69% 26.24% 26.89%
Number of salaries quoted 19947 24353 25079
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 September 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -75 797 £27,500 -2.04% 96
South East 0 263 £27,000 -10.00% 32
London -94 255 £30,000 - 23
Hampshire +53 83 £26,500 - 10
Surrey -5 74 £28,000 +1.81% 5
South West -21 58 £27,000 -1.81% 5
East of England -2 57 £27,500 +1.85% 14
West Midlands -31 50 £28,000 -6.66% 1
Yorkshire +9 44 £23,500 -2.08% 7
North West -36 39 £23,000 - 8
East Midlands +9 29 £25,000 +11.11% 3
Basingstoke +7 26 £34,000 +51.11% 2
Birmingham -40 26 £32,500 -4.41%
West Yorkshire +12 25 £25,000 +13.63% 5
Kent -4 25 £22,500 -25.00%
City of London -7 25 £33,500 +11.66% 5
West Sussex -9 22 £30,000 -29.41% 4
Southampton +13 21 £26,000 +4.00% 4
Buckinghamshire -3 21 £26,000 -5.45% 5
Hertfordshire 0 20 £27,500 - 6
Berkshire +6 19 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Essex +8 18 £47,500 +82.69% 3
Leeds +10 17 £25,000 +20.48% 3
Manchester -25 17 £23,000 -14.01% 4
Cheshire +29 16 £22,500 +7.14% 2
Wiltshire +15 16 £27,000 +25.58% 1
Farnborough +9 16 £29,000 -17.14% 2
Cambridgeshire +25 15 £20,500 -6.81% 3
South Yorkshire +16 14 £21,750 -36.02% 2
Nottinghamshire +14 14 £40,000 +33.33%

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 1817 (100.00%) Windows
2 1311 (72.15%) Windows 7
3 1255 (69.07%) Active Directory
4 1119 (61.59%) Microsoft
5 841 (46.29%) Windows Server
6 721 (39.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 711 (39.13%) MS Office
8 703 (38.69%) Windows 10
9 689 (37.92%) MS Exchange
10 674 (37.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 631 (34.73%) MS Excel
12 623 (34.29%) VMware
13 450 (24.77%) Microsoft Certification
14 419 (23.06%) Office 365
15 384 (21.13%) Citrix
16 373 (20.53%) ITIL
17 365 (20.09%) Firewall
18 358 (19.70%) VMware Infrastructure
19 355 (19.54%) Windows XP
20 349 (19.21%) Cisco
21 345 (18.99%) Hyper-V
22 318 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2013
22 318 (17.50%) TCP/IP
23 316 (17.39%) DNS
24 304 (16.73%) Exchange Server 2010
25 280 (15.41%) DHCP
26 274 (15.08%) MCSE
27 272 (14.97%) SQL Server
28 233 (12.82%) SLA
29 223 (12.27%) MCP

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 689 (37.92%) MS Exchange
2 318 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 304 (16.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 196 (10.79%) SharePoint
5 168 (9.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 109 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 102 (5.61%) IIS
8 100 (5.50%) Skype for Business
9 64 (3.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 35 (1.93%) SharePoint 2010
11 29 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
12 21 (1.16%) Apache
13 19 (1.05%) IBM Notes
14 11 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2000
15 4 (0.22%) Site Server
15 4 (0.22%) Tomcat
16 3 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.17%) MS Project Server
16 3 (0.17%) SAS
16 3 (0.17%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 711 (39.13%) MS Office
2 631 (34.73%) MS Excel
3 36 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.66%) MS Project
6 9 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.22%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.22%) HiPortfolio
4 3 (0.17%) FastStats
4 3 (0.17%) Unica
5 2 (0.11%) Bankmaster
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.11%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 2 (0.11%) Line 50
5 2 (0.11%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.11%) Sage 50
5 2 (0.11%) Sage CRM
5 2 (0.11%) Sage X3
5 2 (0.11%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.055%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 419 (23.06%) Office 365
2 91 (5.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (2.64%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (0.94%) SaaS
5 15 (0.83%) Google Apps
6 10 (0.55%) Mimecast
7 9 (0.50%) IaaS
8 8 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.39%) OneDrive
10 6 (0.33%) PaaS
11 4 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 4 (0.22%) iTunes
12 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.11%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.11%) Route 53
13 2 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.055%) AdWords
14 1 (0.055%) Dropbox
14 1 (0.055%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 365 (20.09%) Firewall
2 318 (17.50%) TCP/IP
3 316 (17.39%) DNS
4 280 (15.41%) DHCP
5 222 (12.22%) LAN
5 222 (12.22%) VPN
6 213 (11.72%) WAN
7 164 (9.03%) SAN
8 155 (8.53%) VoIP
9 93 (5.12%) Wireless
10 67 (3.69%) Remote Desktop
11 63 (3.47%) VLAN
12 60 (3.30%) Internet
13 48 (2.64%) Wi-Fi
14 42 (2.31%) Cisco ASA
14 42 (2.31%) Skype
15 41 (2.26%) ADSL
16 28 (1.54%) NAS
17 22 (1.21%) Network Security
17 22 (1.21%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (14.97%) SQL Server
2 85 (4.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 48 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 30 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 19 (1.05%) MySQL
6 15 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (0.39%) Oracle Database
8 7 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.22%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.17%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.17%) MS Access
12 3 (0.17%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.11%) Power BI
13 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 1 (0.055%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 28 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (1.49%) Visual Studio
3 25 (1.38%) MSTest
3 25 (1.38%) NUnit
4 14 (0.77%) Git (software)
4 14 (0.77%) Subversion
5 13 (0.72%) Plastic SCM
6 9 (0.50%) LINQPad
6 9 (0.50%) ReSharper
7 8 (0.44%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 6 (0.33%) Selenium
9 4 (0.22%) ClearCase
9 4 (0.22%) MSI
10 3 (0.17%) JIRA
11 2 (0.11%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.11%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.055%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.055%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.055%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 1 (0.055%) Vagrant
General
1 184 (10.13%) Finance
2 73 (4.02%) Retail
3 57 (3.14%) Banking
4 52 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 50 (2.75%) Legal
6 37 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
7 35 (1.93%) Marketing
8 34 (1.87%) Manufacturing
9 29 (1.60%) Law
10 27 (1.49%) German Language
11 21 (1.16%) Games
12 20 (1.10%) French Language
13 19 (1.05%) Advertising
14 15 (0.83%) Back Office
15 10 (0.55%) Electronics
15 10 (0.55%) Publishing
16 9 (0.50%) Spanish Language
17 8 (0.44%) Investment Banking
18 5 (0.28%) Japanese Language
19 4 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 499 (27.46%) Analyst
2 488 (26.86%) Support Engineer
3 372 (20.47%) IT Support
4 282 (15.52%) 2nd Line Support
5 281 (15.47%) Support Analyst
6 221 (12.16%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 221 (12.16%) IT Engineer
7 209 (11.50%) Service Analyst
8 195 (10.73%) Service Desk Analyst
9 185 (10.18%) IT Analyst
10 181 (9.96%) Desktop Support
11 176 (9.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 172 (9.47%) IT Support Engineer
13 143 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 141 (7.76%) 1st Line Support
15 136 (7.48%) Desktop Engineer
16 134 (7.37%) IT Support Analyst
17 113 (6.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support
18 103 (5.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
19 95 (5.23%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (6.27%) .NET
2 78 (4.29%) ASP.NET
3 71 (3.91%) HTML
4 62 (3.41%) jQuery
5 52 (2.86%) CSS
6 45 (2.48%) XML
7 43 (2.37%) ASP.NET MVC
8 38 (2.09%) Web Services
9 31 (1.71%) WCF
9 31 (1.71%) WinForms
10 30 (1.65%) SOAP
11 23 (1.27%) KnockoutJS
12 14 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 14 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 14 (0.77%) WPF
13 12 (0.66%) .NET Framework
14 10 (0.55%) Silverlight
15 9 (0.50%) ASP.NET Web API
16 8 (0.44%) HTML5
17 7 (0.39%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 210 (11.56%) Blackberry
2 130 (7.15%) Driving Licence
3 109 (6.00%) Computer Science
4 87 (4.79%) iPhone
5 63 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
6 62 (3.41%) Data Centre
7 61 (3.36%) Smartphone
8 48 (2.64%) iPad
9 31 (1.71%) User Experience
10 30 (1.65%) Management Information System
11 29 (1.60%) Replication
12 26 (1.43%) FMCG
13 22 (1.21%) Mathematics
14 21 (1.16%) Clustering
14 21 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
14 21 (1.16%) Visualisation
15 17 (0.94%) Mobile App
15 17 (0.94%) Mobile Computing
15 17 (0.94%) PDA
16 15 (0.83%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 1817 (100.00%) Windows
2 1311 (72.15%) Windows 7
3 841 (46.29%) Windows Server
4 721 (39.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 703 (38.69%) Windows 10
6 674 (37.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 355 (19.54%) Windows XP
8 214 (11.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 142 (7.82%) Linux
10 127 (6.99%) Mac OS X
11 107 (5.89%) Windows Vista
12 101 (5.56%) Android
13 66 (3.63%) Apple iOS
14 64 (3.52%) Mac OS
15 33 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 29 (1.60%) Unix
17 28 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
18 17 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
19 13 (0.72%) Windows Phone
20 12 (0.66%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (20.53%) ITIL
2 89 (4.90%) Mentoring
3 81 (4.46%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (4.35%) Project Management
5 67 (3.69%) Service Management
6 55 (3.03%) MVC
6 55 (3.03%) Service Delivery
7 52 (2.86%) Scrum
8 51 (2.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 50 (2.75%) Migration
10 49 (2.70%) CRM
11 45 (2.48%) Incident Management
12 44 (2.42%) ITIL V3
12 44 (2.42%) PRINCE2
12 44 (2.42%) Time Management
13 41 (2.26%) Patch Management
14 40 (2.20%) Problem Management
15 37 (2.04%) MVVM
15 37 (2.04%) Presales
16 35 (1.93%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 212 (11.67%) SQL
2 102 (5.61%) C#
2 102 (5.61%) PowerShell
3 73 (4.02%) JavaScript
4 45 (2.48%) VB
5 19 (1.05%) T-SQL
6 17 (0.94%) C
7 14 (0.77%) VB.NET
7 14 (0.77%) XAML
8 13 (0.72%) VBScript
9 11 (0.61%) Perl
10 6 (0.33%) Java
10 6 (0.33%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.28%) VBA
12 4 (0.22%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.17%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.17%) Python
14 2 (0.11%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.11%) Ruby
14 2 (0.11%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 450 (24.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 274 (15.08%) MCSE
3 223 (12.27%) MCP
4 194 (10.68%) MCSA
5 192 (10.57%) Degree
6 129 (7.10%) MCITP
7 116 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
8 110 (6.05%) CCNA
9 69 (3.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 56 (3.08%) Security Cleared
11 48 (2.64%) MCTS
12 44 (2.42%) SC Cleared
13 42 (2.31%) A+ Certification
14 33 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
15 29 (1.60%) MCDST
16 24 (1.32%) Network+ Certification
17 14 (0.77%) CCA
17 14 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
17 14 (0.77%) DBS Check
18 13 (0.72%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 233 (12.82%) SLA
2 29 (1.60%) QA
3 25 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.055%) COBIT
System Software
1 1255 (69.07%) Active Directory
2 358 (19.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 345 (18.99%) Hyper-V
4 85 (4.68%) XenApp
5 82 (4.51%) vSphere
6 50 (2.75%) VMware ESX
6 50 (2.75%) XenDesktop
7 45 (2.48%) Terminal Services
8 37 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
9 36 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
10 32 (1.76%) Virtual Desktop
10 32 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
11 31 (1.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 31 (1.71%) VMware Workstation
12 15 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (0.83%) XenServer
13 9 (0.50%) BitLocker
13 9 (0.50%) Terminal Server
14 7 (0.39%) Firmware
14 7 (0.39%) NFS
Systems Management
1 221 (12.16%) SCCM
2 83 (4.57%) Backup Exec
3 37 (2.04%) SCOM
4 36 (1.98%) AirWatch
5 35 (1.93%) Norton AntiVirus
6 33 (1.82%) WSUS
7 31 (1.71%) NetBackup
8 24 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
9 22 (1.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 18 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 17 (0.94%) SCVMM
12 15 (0.83%) DameWare
13 14 (0.77%) Casper Suite
14 12 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
15 10 (0.55%) SCSM
15 10 (0.55%) Simpana
16 9 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 8 (0.44%) Nagios
18 7 (0.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 7 (0.39%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 1119 (61.59%) Microsoft
2 623 (34.29%) VMware
3 384 (21.13%) Citrix
4 349 (19.21%) Cisco
5 222 (12.22%) Apple
6 140 (7.71%) HP
7 82 (4.51%) Symantec
8 75 (4.13%) Dell
9 62 (3.41%) Veeam
10 51 (2.81%) Avaya
11 50 (2.75%) Oracle
12 42 (2.31%) SonicWALL
13 37 (2.04%) NetApp
13 37 (2.04%) Sophos
14 36 (1.98%) IBM
15 34 (1.87%) Red Hat
15 34 (1.87%) WatchGuard
16 31 (1.71%) EMC
16 31 (1.71%) Intel Security
17 28 (1.54%) Wyse
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Drayton, Middlesex
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £25-32,000
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + bonus, package, paid training
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £25000 per annum + Guaranteed Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £28000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
RM plc
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Imperative People
Salary: £28000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
East London
RM plc
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + pension
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Rockfield
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum including pension, profit share
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £17000 - £24500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum + Pension & Private Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + benfits & training
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + benefits & training
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Tyneside
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ESA Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 per annum + bonuses
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £29000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Gym, Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Online Resourcing
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum £20,000 - £25,000 per annum dependin
Posted: 4 days ago
Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
Sphere IT
Salary: From £18,500 to £26,000 per annum plus benefits and training
Posted: 4 days ago