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 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 326 266 331
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +65
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 902 1338 1028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.92% 1.22% 0.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.67% 4.61% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 777 1138 904
Median salary £30,000 £28,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,000 £21,125
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £27,500 £27,500 £29,000
% change year-on-year
- -5.17%

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
24583 28997 31181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.09% 26.34% 26.76%
Number of salaries quoted 21004 24347 26081
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -67 855 £30,000 +7.14% 92
London -40 323 £31,500 +4.19% 22
South East -27 265 £31,250 +13.63% 28
Hampshire +30 81 £31,500 +26.00% 5
Surrey +12 73 £31,000 -17.33% 2
East of England +29 65 £26,500 -6.19% 9
West Midlands -18 53 £30,000 -11.11% 7
Yorkshire +7 52 £23,250 -7.00% 9
South West -13 48 £25,500 -8.92% 4
City of London +29 43 £37,500 +25.00% 3
Basingstoke -2 35 £40,000 +81.81% 1
Hertfordshire +39 31 £26,500 -13.11%
East Midlands -2 30 £23,000 +2.22% 3
West Yorkshire +9 29 £23,500 +4.44% 6
West Sussex -19 28 £27,500 -42.10% 2
Essex +15 27 £26,500 -11.66% 6
Berkshire -41 26 £33,500 +24.07% 6
Buckinghamshire +22 22 £32,500 +38.29% 3
Birmingham -37 22 £30,000 -14.28% 3
Oxfordshire -29 21 £31,500 +21.15% 3
Woking +10 17 £45,000 -
South Yorkshire +14 16 £20,000 -48.71% 2
Abingdon -8 15 £35,000 +37.25% 1
North West -65 15 £25,000 +11.11% 10
Leeds +12 13 £30,000 +7.14% 4
Havant +19 12 £25,000 -3.84%
Warwickshire +13 12 £30,000 +13.20% 1
Scotland -23 12 £25,000 -10.71%
Leatherhead +26 11 £30,000 -21.05%
High Wycombe +7 11 £32,500 +16.07%

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 2021 (100.00%) Windows
2 1394 (68.98%) Windows 7
3 1383 (68.43%) Active Directory
4 1230 (60.86%) Microsoft
5 895 (44.29%) Windows Server
6 809 (40.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 803 (39.73%) MS Office
8 772 (38.20%) MS Exchange
9 753 (37.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 707 (34.98%) MS Excel
11 666 (32.95%) Windows 10
12 661 (32.71%) VMware
13 486 (24.05%) Windows XP
14 468 (23.16%) Citrix
15 421 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
16 419 (20.73%) VMware Infrastructure
17 401 (19.84%) DNS
18 400 (19.79%) Cisco
19 396 (19.59%) Firewall
20 386 (19.10%) TCP/IP
21 382 (18.90%) Exchange Server 2010
22 361 (17.86%) Office 365
22 361 (17.86%) ITIL
23 359 (17.76%) Hyper-V
24 351 (17.37%) DHCP
25 347 (17.17%) Exchange Server 2013
26 302 (14.94%) Windows Server 2003
27 296 (14.65%) SQL Server
28 278 (13.76%) VPN
29 242 (11.97%) Blackberry

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
1 772 (38.20%) MS Exchange
2 382 (18.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 347 (17.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 197 (9.75%) SharePoint
5 196 (9.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 145 (7.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 116 (5.74%) Skype for Business
8 108 (5.34%) IIS
9 93 (4.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 40 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2000
11 37 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
12 30 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
13 20 (0.99%) IBM Notes
14 16 (0.79%) Apache
15 4 (0.20%) SugarCRM
15 4 (0.20%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.15%) SAS
16 3 (0.15%) Tomcat
17 2 (0.099%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 803 (39.73%) MS Office
2 707 (34.98%) MS Excel
3 29 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (0.59%) MS Project
4 12 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.049%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.049%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.25%) thinkFolio
4 4 (0.20%) Bankmaster
4 4 (0.20%) FastStats
4 4 (0.20%) Hi Portfolio
4 4 (0.20%) Unica
5 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.15%) GoldMine
6 2 (0.099%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.099%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.099%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.099%) Sage CRM
7 1 (0.049%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.049%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 361 (17.86%) Office 365
2 71 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (0.79%) SaaS
5 12 (0.59%) Google Apps
6 9 (0.45%) IaaS
6 9 (0.45%) Mimecast
7 7 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.25%) OneDrive
8 5 (0.25%) PaaS
9 2 (0.099%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.099%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.049%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 401 (19.84%) DNS
2 396 (19.59%) Firewall
3 386 (19.10%) TCP/IP
4 351 (17.37%) DHCP
5 278 (13.76%) VPN
6 212 (10.49%) LAN
7 209 (10.34%) WAN
8 207 (10.24%) SAN
9 175 (8.66%) VoIP
10 120 (5.94%) Wireless
11 101 (5.00%) VLAN
12 71 (3.51%) Remote Desktop
13 59 (2.92%) Wi-Fi
14 54 (2.67%) Internet
15 53 (2.62%) ADSL
15 53 (2.62%) Cisco ASA
16 50 (2.47%) NAS
17 32 (1.58%) Skype
18 31 (1.53%) SMTP
19 29 (1.43%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 296 (14.65%) SQL Server
2 81 (4.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 48 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 28 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
5 13 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (0.49%) MySQL
7 7 (0.35%) MS Access
8 6 (0.30%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (0.30%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.25%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.20%) Big Data
10 4 (0.20%) MarkLogic
10 4 (0.20%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.15%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.049%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.049%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 37 (1.83%) Visual Studio
2 31 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (1.14%) MSTest
4 22 (1.09%) Git (software)
5 21 (1.04%) Plastic SCM
5 21 (1.04%) Subversion
6 19 (0.94%) NUnit
7 11 (0.54%) ReSharper
7 11 (0.54%) Selenium
7 11 (0.54%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 10 (0.49%) LINQPad
9 6 (0.30%) SpecFlow
10 5 (0.25%) MSI
11 4 (0.20%) Appium
11 4 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.20%) UI Automator
12 3 (0.15%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 3 (0.15%) ClearCase
12 3 (0.15%) JIRA
13 2 (0.099%) Xcode
General
1 200 (9.90%) Finance
2 70 (3.46%) Legal
3 64 (3.17%) Retail
4 63 (3.12%) Banking
5 39 (1.93%) Telecoms
6 38 (1.88%) Law
7 36 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
8 34 (1.68%) Manufacturing
9 32 (1.58%) Games
9 32 (1.58%) Marketing
10 27 (1.34%) German Language
11 17 (0.84%) Back Office
12 16 (0.79%) French Language
13 15 (0.74%) Investment Banking
14 14 (0.69%) Advertising
15 10 (0.49%) Electronics
15 10 (0.49%) Publishing
16 5 (0.25%) Japanese Language
16 5 (0.25%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 561 (27.76%) Support Engineer
2 549 (27.16%) Analyst
3 433 (21.43%) IT Support
4 296 (14.65%) Support Analyst
5 290 (14.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 268 (13.26%) IT Engineer
7 227 (11.23%) Service Analyst
8 216 (10.69%) IT Support Engineer
9 212 (10.49%) Desktop Support
10 210 (10.39%) Service Desk Analyst
11 190 (9.40%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 188 (9.30%) IT Analyst
13 179 (8.86%) 1st Line Support
14 177 (8.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 165 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 140 (6.93%) Desktop Engineer
17 122 (6.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 122 (6.04%) IT Support Analyst
18 102 (5.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 100 (4.95%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (6.53%) .NET
2 81 (4.01%) ASP.NET
3 76 (3.76%) HTML
4 58 (2.87%) CSS
5 56 (2.77%) jQuery
6 52 (2.57%) XML
7 50 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
8 31 (1.53%) Web Services
9 29 (1.43%) MAPI
10 25 (1.24%) SOAP
10 25 (1.24%) WCF
10 25 (1.24%) WinForms
11 22 (1.09%) WPF
12 20 (0.99%) KnockoutJS
13 17 (0.84%) .NET Framework
14 14 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 13 (0.64%) Silverlight
16 12 (0.59%) XMPP
17 10 (0.49%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 10 (0.49%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 242 (11.97%) Blackberry
2 136 (6.73%) Driving Licence
3 130 (6.43%) iPhone
4 105 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
5 83 (4.11%) Computer Science
6 63 (3.12%) Smartphone
7 62 (3.07%) Replication
8 55 (2.72%) Data Centre
9 53 (2.62%) iPad
10 39 (1.93%) Mobile App
11 38 (1.88%) PDA
12 35 (1.73%) User Experience
13 32 (1.58%) Clustering
14 29 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
15 23 (1.14%) Mathematics
16 21 (1.04%) Visualisation
17 20 (0.99%) FMCG
17 20 (0.99%) Management Information System
18 13 (0.64%) Hedge funds
19 12 (0.59%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 2021 (100.00%) Windows
2 1394 (68.98%) Windows 7
3 895 (44.29%) Windows Server
4 809 (40.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 753 (37.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 666 (32.95%) Windows 10
7 486 (24.05%) Windows XP
8 302 (14.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 182 (9.01%) Linux
10 179 (8.86%) Android
11 159 (7.87%) Mac OS X
12 154 (7.62%) Windows Vista
13 110 (5.44%) Apple iOS
14 66 (3.27%) Windows 2000 Server
15 43 (2.13%) Mac OS
16 39 (1.93%) Unix
17 36 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 17 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
19 14 (0.69%) Solaris
20 12 (0.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (17.86%) ITIL
2 105 (5.20%) Mentoring
3 99 (4.90%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (4.06%) Project Management
5 79 (3.91%) Service Delivery
6 66 (3.27%) MVC
7 64 (3.17%) Scrum
8 63 (3.12%) Disaster Recovery
9 61 (3.02%) Service Management
10 59 (2.92%) Migration
11 48 (2.38%) CRM
12 47 (2.33%) MVVM
13 46 (2.28%) Time Management
14 45 (2.23%) PRINCE2
14 45 (2.23%) Problem Management
15 44 (2.18%) Incident Management
16 38 (1.88%) Patch Management
17 36 (1.78%) Presales
18 34 (1.68%) Data Protection
18 34 (1.68%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 215 (10.64%) SQL
2 126 (6.23%) C#
3 97 (4.80%) PowerShell
4 78 (3.86%) JavaScript
5 43 (2.13%) VB
6 28 (1.39%) C
7 25 (1.24%) XAML
8 18 (0.89%) VB.NET
9 17 (0.84%) T-SQL
10 15 (0.74%) VBScript
11 12 (0.59%) Java
12 11 (0.54%) Objective-C
13 10 (0.49%) Perl
14 9 (0.45%) Tcl
15 7 (0.35%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.35%) VBA
16 4 (0.20%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.20%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.15%) PHP
17 3 (0.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 421 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 217 (10.74%) MCSE
3 189 (9.35%) Degree
4 176 (8.71%) MCP
5 153 (7.57%) MCSA
6 121 (5.99%) Cisco Certification
7 109 (5.39%) CCNA
8 90 (4.45%) MCITP
9 68 (3.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 57 (2.82%) Security Cleared
11 52 (2.57%) A+ Certification
12 46 (2.28%) SC Cleared
13 37 (1.83%) MCTS
14 36 (1.78%) MCDST
15 35 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
15 35 (1.73%) Network+ Certification
16 20 (0.99%) CCA
16 20 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
17 18 (0.89%) DBS Check
18 17 (0.84%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 239 (11.83%) SLA
2 33 (1.63%) QA
3 18 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.20%) RMADS
6 2 (0.099%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.049%) COBIT
System Software
1 1383 (68.43%) Active Directory
2 419 (20.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 359 (17.76%) Hyper-V
4 118 (5.84%) XenApp
5 101 (5.00%) vSphere
6 64 (3.17%) XenDesktop
7 60 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
8 52 (2.57%) VMware ESX
9 48 (2.38%) Terminal Services
10 44 (2.18%) Virtual Servers
11 32 (1.58%) XenServer
12 31 (1.53%) VMware Workstation
13 28 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 25 (1.24%) Virtual Desktop
14 25 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
15 21 (1.04%) NFS
16 18 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
17 14 (0.69%) BitLocker
18 11 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
19 10 (0.49%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 239 (11.83%) SCCM
2 112 (5.54%) Backup Exec
3 60 (2.97%) SCOM
4 52 (2.57%) Norton AntiVirus
5 36 (1.78%) WSUS
6 35 (1.73%) NetBackup
7 27 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
7 27 (1.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 25 (1.24%) AirWatch
9 20 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 19 (0.94%) SCVMM
11 18 (0.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 16 (0.79%) SCSM
13 15 (0.74%) DameWare
13 15 (0.74%) XenMobile
14 14 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
15 12 (0.59%) SCDPM
16 10 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
17 9 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 9 (0.45%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 1230 (60.86%) Microsoft
2 661 (32.71%) VMware
3 468 (23.16%) Citrix
4 400 (19.79%) Cisco
5 216 (10.69%) Apple
6 169 (8.36%) HP
7 112 (5.54%) Symantec
8 95 (4.70%) Veeam
9 86 (4.26%) Dell
10 55 (2.72%) Avaya
11 54 (2.67%) Intel Security
12 51 (2.52%) Oracle
13 47 (2.33%) WatchGuard
14 43 (2.13%) Sophos
15 39 (1.93%) Draytek
15 39 (1.93%) IBM
16 38 (1.88%) EMC
17 32 (1.58%) Red Hat
17 32 (1.58%) SonicWALL
18 29 (1.43%) NetApp
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 16 hours ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Pension
Posted: 10 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
RM plc
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus & Van
Posted: 10 hours ago
Central London / West End
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £33000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus + On Call Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
FCO Services
Salary: From £22,500 to £29,795 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £29000 per annum + pension, maybe company car
Posted: Yesterday
Brentford, Middlesex
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £21000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Bluetownonline
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Employ Solutions
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: Up to £24k + £Bonus + MS Training !
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Salary: £48000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £26000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Gym, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Andover, Hampshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + shift allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £Neg + £Bonus + MS Training !
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Aylesford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: £19,000 per annum + 12 weeks paid holiday per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £21000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + 20% bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
APM Resources
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago