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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 234 372 817
Rank change year-on-year
+138 +445
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 1409 744 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.22% 0.67% 0.070%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.50% 2.45% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1192 616 77
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,000 £23,005
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,850 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £30,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-8.19% -6.15%

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
31316 30398 32233
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.19% 27.38% 28.02%
Number of salaries quoted 26082 25570 27790
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +128 1327 £30,000 -11.76% 159
London +186 622 £32,500 -22.39% 54
South East +98 309 £28,000 -11.11% 27
City of London +117 151 £35,500 -18.39% 8
Surrey +57 98 £28,000 +6.72% 5
Yorkshire +12 86 £25,000 -16.66% 19
Hampshire +37 85 £35,000 +20.68% 9
West Midlands +32 82 £30,000 -3.22% 8
East of England -10 74 £27,250 -16.15% 9
North West -22 64 £25,500 -16.39% 18
South West +6 58 £27,500 +10.00% 15
Berkshire +33 57 £28,000 -17.03% 6
Birmingham +8 43 £40,000 -11.11%
West Yorkshire -8 43 £25,000 -16.66% 12
Dorking - 42 £21,000 - 1
Manchester -4 38 £35,000 +14.75% 12
Reading +30 30 £28,000 -31.70% 3
Kent +13 29 £30,000 -38.46% 2
East Midlands +4 28 £23,500 -32.85% 6
Hertfordshire -8 27 £25,500 -32.00% 4
Reigate - 24 £47,500 -
Essex +11 23 £40,000 +77.77% 3
Somerset +11 23 £23,000 -34.28% 3
East Yorkshire +17 21 £25,000 +31.57% 2
Bromley +24 18 £22,500 -
Oxfordshire +12 18 £26,000 +13.04%
Hull - 18 £25,000 - 2
Andover +16 17 £50,000 -
Cheshire -22 17 £22,500 -35.71% 4
Bath +7 16 £30,000 -14.28% 1

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 2454 (100.00%) Windows
2 1531 (62.39%) Windows 7
3 1495 (60.92%) Microsoft
4 1304 (53.14%) Active Directory
5 1045 (42.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 903 (36.80%) MS Exchange
7 875 (35.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 809 (32.97%) MS Office
9 777 (31.66%) MS Excel
10 734 (29.91%) Windows XP
11 715 (29.14%) VMware
12 660 (26.89%) DNS
13 564 (22.98%) Firewall
14 555 (22.62%) Windows Server 2003
15 514 (20.95%) VMware Infrastructure
16 507 (20.66%) TCP/IP
17 501 (20.42%) DHCP
18 494 (20.13%) Citrix
19 454 (18.50%) Microsoft Certification
20 447 (18.22%) Cisco
21 443 (18.05%) SQL
22 442 (18.01%) SQL Server
23 432 (17.60%) Exchange Server 2010
24 414 (16.87%) ITIL
25 369 (15.04%) Hyper-V
26 336 (13.69%) Apple
27 332 (13.53%) VPN
28 327 (13.33%) LAN
29 324 (13.20%) WAN
30 317 (12.92%) Exchange Server 2013

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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
1 903 (36.80%) MS Exchange
2 432 (17.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 317 (12.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 272 (11.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 268 (10.92%) SharePoint
6 177 (7.21%) IIS
7 155 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2003
8 135 (5.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 119 (4.85%) Lync
10 44 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
11 33 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2000
12 30 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
13 28 (1.14%) Apache
14 24 (0.98%) Tomcat
14 24 (0.98%) IBM Notes
15 21 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
16 20 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
17 17 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
18 14 (0.57%) CMS
19 13 (0.53%) WorkSite
Applications
1 809 (32.97%) MS Office
2 777 (31.66%) MS Excel
3 38 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.57%) Photoshop
6 12 (0.49%) MS Project
7 8 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.16%) Maya
8 4 (0.16%) 3ds Max
8 4 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.16%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.12%) InDesign
10 2 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.081%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.041%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.041%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.041%) Revit
Business Applications
1 28 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.45%) Eikon
4 10 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
6 7 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.24%) Agresso
8 4 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.16%) Sage 50
9 3 (0.12%) Cognos Controller
9 3 (0.12%) RMDS
10 1 (0.041%) Sentinel
10 1 (0.041%) assyst
10 1 (0.041%) Line 50
10 1 (0.041%) Sage MMS
10 1 (0.041%) Magento
10 1 (0.041%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 214 (8.72%) Office 365
2 78 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (1.06%) SaaS
4 22 (0.90%) Google Apps
5 16 (0.65%) IaaS
6 14 (0.57%) GitHub
7 10 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (0.081%) PaaS
10 1 (0.041%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.041%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 660 (26.89%) DNS
2 564 (22.98%) Firewall
3 507 (20.66%) TCP/IP
4 501 (20.42%) DHCP
5 332 (13.53%) VPN
6 327 (13.33%) LAN
7 324 (13.20%) WAN
8 202 (8.23%) SAN
9 181 (7.38%) Internet
10 142 (5.79%) VoIP
11 78 (3.18%) Wireless
12 69 (2.81%) VLAN
13 46 (1.87%) NAS
14 45 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
15 38 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
16 37 (1.51%) Cisco IOS
17 36 (1.47%) Network Security
18 32 (1.30%) iSCSI
18 32 (1.30%) ADSL
19 26 (1.06%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 442 (18.01%) SQL Server
2 103 (4.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 80 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 55 (2.24%) MySQL
5 52 (2.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 48 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 27 (1.10%) MS Access
8 24 (0.98%) SQLite
9 20 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
10 14 (0.57%) Relational Database
11 8 (0.33%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (0.29%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
15 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 3 (0.12%) IDOL
15 3 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
16 2 (0.081%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 67 (2.73%) Git (software)
2 58 (2.36%) Visual Studio
3 55 (2.24%) JIRA
4 54 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 48 (1.96%) Ant
6 32 (1.30%) WiX
7 31 (1.26%) MSBuild
8 30 (1.22%) NuGet
8 30 (1.22%) Ranorex
8 30 (1.22%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 30 (1.22%) MSTest
8 30 (1.22%) NUnit
8 30 (1.22%) Subversion
9 28 (1.14%) MSI
10 22 (0.90%) Xcode
11 14 (0.57%) InstallShield
12 6 (0.24%) Serena SBM
13 4 (0.16%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 4 (0.16%) Axure RP
General
1 282 (11.49%) Finance
2 87 (3.55%) Law
3 83 (3.38%) Telecoms
4 77 (3.14%) Legal
5 73 (2.97%) Banking
6 61 (2.49%) Retail
7 50 (2.04%) Marketing
8 43 (1.75%) Advertising
9 24 (0.98%) Manufacturing
10 20 (0.81%) Games
11 19 (0.77%) Back Office
12 18 (0.73%) Investment Banking
13 14 (0.57%) Electronics
14 11 (0.45%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.45%) French Language
15 10 (0.41%) German Language
15 10 (0.41%) Multimedia
16 8 (0.33%) Local Government
17 7 (0.29%) Spanish Language
18 6 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 622 (25.35%) Support Engineer
2 469 (19.11%) Analyst
3 328 (13.37%) 2nd Line Support
4 325 (13.24%) IT Support
5 277 (11.29%) Support Analyst
6 205 (8.35%) Developer
7 179 (7.29%) Desktop Support
8 170 (6.93%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 156 (6.36%) IT Support Engineer
10 137 (5.58%) 3rd Line Support
11 134 (5.46%) Technical Support
12 115 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 106 (4.32%) Service Analyst
14 104 (4.24%) Consultant
15 103 (4.20%) Service Desk Analyst
16 102 (4.16%) Administrator
17 84 (3.42%) Systems Administrator
18 77 (3.14%) 1st Line Support
19 69 (2.81%) Team Leader
19 69 (2.81%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (8.44%) HTML
2 196 (7.99%) CSS
3 177 (7.21%) .NET
4 97 (3.95%) jQuery
5 89 (3.63%) HTML5
6 86 (3.50%) ASP.NET
7 79 (3.22%) XML
8 71 (2.89%) Ajax
9 59 (2.40%) AngularJS
10 53 (2.16%) JSON
11 47 (1.92%) Application Packaging
12 40 (1.63%) PhoneGap
13 36 (1.47%) WCF
13 36 (1.47%) WPF
13 36 (1.47%) X-Windows
14 32 (1.30%) Silverlight
14 32 (1.30%) Web Services
15 22 (0.90%) LAMP
16 21 (0.86%) CSS3
17 19 (0.77%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 308 (12.55%) Blackberry
2 126 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 116 (4.73%) iPhone
4 96 (3.91%) Mobile App
5 91 (3.71%) Management Information System
6 73 (2.97%) Clustering
7 72 (2.93%) User Experience
8 59 (2.40%) Fat Client
8 59 (2.40%) Thin Client
9 51 (2.08%) iPad
10 47 (1.92%) Computer Science
11 34 (1.39%) N-Tier
12 31 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
13 25 (1.02%) Replication
14 23 (0.94%) Hedge funds
15 22 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
16 19 (0.77%) Client/Server
17 16 (0.65%) Smartphone
17 16 (0.65%) Digital Media
18 14 (0.57%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2454 (100.00%) Windows
2 1531 (62.39%) Windows 7
3 1045 (42.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 875 (35.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 734 (29.91%) Windows XP
6 555 (22.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 241 (9.82%) Windows Vista
8 234 (9.54%) Android
9 188 (7.66%) Linux
10 187 (7.62%) Apple iOS
11 163 (6.64%) Mac OS X
12 70 (2.85%) Windows 2000 Server
13 55 (2.24%) Windows Mobile
14 51 (2.08%) Mac OS
15 44 (1.79%) UNIX
16 39 (1.59%) Windows Phone
17 28 (1.14%) Windows 2000
18 20 (0.81%) Solaris
19 17 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 15 (0.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 414 (16.87%) ITIL
2 188 (7.66%) Service Delivery
3 181 (7.38%) Agile Software Development
4 122 (4.97%) Project Management
5 113 (4.60%) MVC
6 92 (3.75%) Mentoring
7 87 (3.55%) Disaster Recovery
8 81 (3.30%) Migration
9 77 (3.14%) Kalman Filter
10 72 (2.93%) CRM
11 65 (2.65%) Scrum
12 56 (2.28%) E-Commerce
13 55 (2.24%) Continuous Integration
14 54 (2.20%) Problem Management
15 53 (2.16%) OOP
16 52 (2.12%) Change Management
17 49 (2.00%) Workflow
18 46 (1.87%) Service Management
19 45 (1.83%) Root Cause Analysis
20 43 (1.75%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 443 (18.05%) SQL
2 183 (7.46%) JavaScript
3 162 (6.60%) C#
4 161 (6.56%) PowerShell
5 64 (2.61%) Java
6 56 (2.28%) Objective-C
7 46 (1.87%) VB.NET
8 42 (1.71%) XAML
9 40 (1.63%) VB
10 37 (1.51%) VBScript
11 28 (1.14%) ActionScript
11 28 (1.14%) ActionScript 3.0
12 27 (1.10%) T-SQL
13 23 (0.94%) C
14 22 (0.90%) PHP
15 21 (0.86%) Shell Script
16 18 (0.73%) Perl
16 18 (0.73%) VBA
17 17 (0.69%) Python
18 15 (0.61%) C++
Qualifications
1 454 (18.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 294 (11.98%) MCSE
3 167 (6.81%) MCP
4 164 (6.68%) Degree
5 163 (6.64%) MCITP
5 163 (6.64%) Cisco Certification
6 149 (6.07%) CCNA
7 134 (5.46%) MCSA
8 106 (4.32%) Security Cleared
9 95 (3.87%) SC Cleared
10 84 (3.42%) MCTS
11 37 (1.51%) CCNP
12 33 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
13 30 (1.22%) MCDST
13 30 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 22 (0.90%) A+ Certification
14 22 (0.90%) HND
15 21 (0.86%) DV Cleared
16 16 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 14 (0.57%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 233 (9.49%) SLA
2 18 (0.73%) QA
3 16 (0.65%) ISO 9001
4 12 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.041%) BS7799
System Software
1 1304 (53.14%) Active Directory
2 514 (20.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 369 (15.04%) Hyper-V
4 216 (8.80%) XenApp
5 127 (5.18%) Terminal Services
6 121 (4.93%) vSphere
7 68 (2.77%) Microsoft App-V
8 67 (2.73%) XenDesktop
9 59 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
10 51 (2.08%) XenServer
11 21 (0.86%) VMware ESX
12 14 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
13 12 (0.49%) Terminal Server
14 11 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 11 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
15 10 (0.41%) UAG
16 7 (0.29%) ISA Server
16 7 (0.29%) Xen
17 5 (0.20%) Firmware
17 5 (0.20%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 206 (8.39%) SCCM
2 147 (5.99%) Backup Exec
3 98 (3.99%) Norton AntiVirus
4 52 (2.12%) SCVMM
5 51 (2.08%) SCOM
6 48 (1.96%) WSUS
7 18 (0.73%) SCOrch
8 15 (0.61%) SCDPM
9 11 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 9 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
11 8 (0.33%) SCSM
11 8 (0.33%) XenMobile
11 8 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 7 (0.29%) Tivoli
12 7 (0.29%) AppDNA
13 6 (0.24%) BladeLogic
13 6 (0.24%) DameWare
13 6 (0.24%) NetBackup
14 5 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 5 (0.20%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1495 (60.92%) Microsoft
2 715 (29.14%) VMware
3 494 (20.13%) Citrix
4 447 (18.22%) Cisco
5 336 (13.69%) Apple
6 243 (9.90%) HP
7 182 (7.42%) Symantec
8 100 (4.07%) Dell
9 99 (4.03%) Oracle
10 96 (3.91%) Avaya
11 74 (3.02%) Veeam
12 53 (2.16%) NetApp
13 48 (1.96%) Bloomberg
14 46 (1.87%) Remedy
14 46 (1.87%) EMC
15 42 (1.71%) Juniper
15 42 (1.71%) SonicWALL
16 40 (1.63%) Sencha
17 35 (1.43%) CheckPoint
18 33 (1.34%) Reuters
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £28,000 to £34,000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 10 hours ago
South East London
RM Education
Salary: £25000 - £28500 per annum + £800 bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Romford, Essex
Online Resourcing
Salary: £18,000 - £32,000 plus comprehensive benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum and Bonus (10% plus) and health and
Posted: 12 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Allied Worldwide
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
South East London
RM Education
Salary: £25000 - £28500 per annum + £800 bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Portfolio Recruit
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
East Midlands
Vodafone
Posted: 15 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Harrogate Borough Council
Salary: From £19,817 to £21,734 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Chessington, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £22000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits + 20%
Posted: 17 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Integrated Talent Solutions
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum, Benefits Generous Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Devon
Wa Consultants
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday