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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 240 296 486
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +190
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 1303 1061 467
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.20% 0.92% 0.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.58% 3.41% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1143 898 421
Average salary £28,000 £29,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.08% -15.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £52,850
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- -15.38%

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
28471 31135 29220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.14% 26.93% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 24122 25840 24880
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -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 3 September 2015 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 3 September 2015. 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 +47 1217 £28,000 -6.66% 167
London +73 503 £30,000 -11.76% 64
South East +33 346 £30,000 +9.09% 39
Surrey +57 101 £28,000 +1.81% 11
North West +6 81 £24,250 +7.77% 23
City of London +43 72 £29,500 -33.70% 16
East of England +17 69 £26,500 -5.35% 7
West Midlands -11 68 £31,500 -10.00% 8
South West -15 65 £27,500 - 12
Yorkshire +13 52 £22,500 -19.64% 8
Kent +17 48 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Hampshire -12 47 £26,250 -15.32% 4
West Sussex +23 46 £45,000 +80.00% 4
Birmingham +4 45 £34,000 -43.33% 3
Manchester +20 43 £26,000 +14.28% 10
Berkshire -12 42 £27,500 - 3
Crawley +23 37 £47,500 +90.00% 2
Scotland +39 36 £28,000 -2.60% 5
East Midlands +20 34 £22,500 -15.09% 5
Oxfordshire +12 34 £27,000 +3.84% 7
West Yorkshire +11 31 £22,500 -15.09% 6
Bristol +1 30 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Buckinghamshire -2 29 £26,750 +48.61% 5
Oxford +4 24 £26,500 +1.92% 2
Leeds +20 20 £22,500 -16.66% 4
Hertfordshire -2 20 £28,000 -9.67% 5
Cheshire -1 19 £20,500 -36.92% 5
Dorset +3 18 £23,750 -2.56% 7
Reading +1 17 £32,000 +14.28% 3
Essex -9 16 £26,000 -1.88% 1

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 2548 (100.00%) Windows
2 1552 (60.91%) Windows 7
3 1547 (60.71%) Microsoft
4 1457 (57.18%) Active Directory
5 1059 (41.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1019 (39.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 961 (37.72%) MS Office
8 928 (36.42%) MS Exchange
9 825 (32.38%) VMware
10 797 (31.28%) Windows XP
11 758 (29.75%) MS Excel
12 584 (22.92%) Windows Server 2003
13 541 (21.23%) VMware Infrastructure
14 522 (20.49%) TCP/IP
15 500 (19.62%) Firewall
16 481 (18.88%) Microsoft Certification
17 480 (18.84%) Citrix
18 474 (18.60%) ITIL
19 467 (18.33%) DNS
20 450 (17.66%) Cisco
21 430 (16.88%) SQL
22 384 (15.07%) DHCP
23 367 (14.40%) Exchange Server 2010
24 362 (14.21%) Hyper-V
25 344 (13.50%) Blackberry
26 333 (13.07%) SQL Server
27 332 (13.03%) Office 365
28 331 (12.99%) SLA
29 311 (12.21%) VPN
30 296 (11.62%) WAN

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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
1 928 (36.42%) MS Exchange
2 367 (14.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 289 (11.34%) Exchange Server 2013
4 221 (8.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 169 (6.63%) IIS
6 161 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2003
7 149 (5.85%) SharePoint
8 127 (4.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 79 (3.10%) Lync
10 57 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2000
11 31 (1.22%) Apache
12 28 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
13 26 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
14 15 (0.59%) IBM Notes
15 14 (0.55%) Tomcat
16 13 (0.51%) WorkSite
17 11 (0.43%) Node.js
18 10 (0.39%) Lotus Domino
19 8 (0.31%) WordPress
20 5 (0.20%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 961 (37.72%) MS Office
2 758 (29.75%) MS Excel
3 29 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 10 (0.39%) MS Project
7 7 (0.27%) AutoCAD
7 7 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.12%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.078%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.078%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.078%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.039%) InDesign
10 1 (0.039%) HipChat
10 1 (0.039%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 21 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
4 6 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.16%) MFGPRO
5 4 (0.16%) Sage 200
5 4 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.12%) Cognos Controller
6 3 (0.12%) ResourceLink
6 3 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.039%) Summit
7 1 (0.039%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.039%) Agresso
7 1 (0.039%) Primavera
7 1 (0.039%) Retail-J
7 1 (0.039%) Line 500
7 1 (0.039%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 332 (13.03%) Office 365
2 70 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (1.45%) Google Apps
4 18 (0.71%) Mimecast
5 16 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
6 13 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.39%) SaaS
8 5 (0.20%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.16%) IaaS
10 3 (0.12%) Symantec.cloud
11 2 (0.078%) Dropbox
11 2 (0.078%) Google Drive
11 2 (0.078%) PaaS
12 1 (0.039%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.039%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 522 (20.49%) TCP/IP
2 500 (19.62%) Firewall
3 467 (18.33%) DNS
4 384 (15.07%) DHCP
5 311 (12.21%) VPN
6 296 (11.62%) WAN
7 288 (11.30%) LAN
8 248 (9.73%) VoIP
9 219 (8.59%) SAN
10 166 (6.51%) Wireless
11 122 (4.79%) Internet
12 111 (4.36%) Wi-Fi
13 81 (3.18%) VLAN
14 67 (2.63%) NAS
15 43 (1.69%) iSCSI
16 39 (1.53%) Ethernet
16 39 (1.53%) ADSL
17 36 (1.41%) Cisco IOS
18 27 (1.06%) SMTP
19 26 (1.02%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 333 (13.07%) SQL Server
2 49 (1.92%) MySQL
2 49 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 45 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 38 (1.49%) Relational Database
5 32 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (0.43%) RDBMS
8 10 (0.39%) NoSQL
9 9 (0.35%) MongoDB
10 8 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (0.24%) Informix
12 6 (0.24%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.16%) MS Access
13 4 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (0.12%) DB2
15 2 (0.078%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 101 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 67 (2.63%) Visual Studio
3 34 (1.33%) ReSharper
4 31 (1.22%) MSI
5 30 (1.18%) LINQPad
6 21 (0.82%) SpecFlow
7 20 (0.78%) Git (software)
8 17 (0.67%) Selenium
9 14 (0.55%) WebDriver
10 12 (0.47%) PowerBuilder
11 11 (0.43%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 10 (0.39%) Subversion
12 10 (0.39%) Yeoman
13 9 (0.35%) Android Studio
13 9 (0.35%) Appium
13 9 (0.35%) Robotium
13 9 (0.35%) Gradle
13 9 (0.35%) Jenkins
13 9 (0.35%) Hudson
13 9 (0.35%) InstallShield
General
1 279 (10.95%) Finance
2 81 (3.18%) Telecoms
3 79 (3.10%) Legal
4 62 (2.43%) Law
5 55 (2.16%) Games
6 47 (1.84%) Banking
6 47 (1.84%) Retail
7 42 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 42 (1.65%) Advertising
7 42 (1.65%) Marketing
8 32 (1.26%) Back Office
9 12 (0.47%) Japanese Language
10 11 (0.43%) Aerospace
11 10 (0.39%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.35%) Automotive
13 8 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.31%) Publishing
13 8 (0.31%) Multimedia
13 8 (0.31%) German Language
14 7 (0.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 661 (25.94%) Support Engineer
2 550 (21.59%) Analyst
3 467 (18.33%) IT Support
4 332 (13.03%) Support Analyst
5 322 (12.64%) 2nd Line Support
6 235 (9.22%) Desktop Support
7 200 (7.85%) IT Support Engineer
8 188 (7.38%) Developer
9 162 (6.36%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 146 (5.73%) 1st Line Support
11 142 (5.57%) 3rd Line Support
12 132 (5.18%) Service Desk Analyst
13 131 (5.14%) Service Analyst
14 130 (5.10%) Desktop Engineer
15 128 (5.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 112 (4.40%) Technical Support
17 111 (4.36%) Support Technician
18 109 (4.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
19 89 (3.49%) IT Support Analyst
20 87 (3.41%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (6.91%) .NET
2 115 (4.51%) ASP.NET
3 109 (4.28%) HTML
4 99 (3.89%) CSS
5 83 (3.26%) jQuery
6 56 (2.20%) ASP.NET MVC
7 47 (1.84%) Application Packaging
8 44 (1.73%) HTML5
9 40 (1.57%) KnockoutJS
10 39 (1.53%) .NET Framework
11 33 (1.30%) Web Services
12 31 (1.22%) JSON
13 30 (1.18%) CSS3
14 29 (1.14%) XML
15 27 (1.06%) ASP.NET Web API
16 19 (0.75%) REST
17 15 (0.59%) WPF
18 14 (0.55%) WCF
18 14 (0.55%) COM
19 13 (0.51%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 344 (13.50%) Blackberry
2 141 (5.53%) iPhone
3 128 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
4 76 (2.98%) iPad
5 75 (2.94%) Data Centre
6 66 (2.59%) Management Information System
7 61 (2.39%) Replication
8 60 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
9 43 (1.69%) Computer Science
10 40 (1.57%) Fat Client
10 40 (1.57%) Thin Client
11 33 (1.30%) User Experience
12 28 (1.10%) Xbox
13 25 (0.98%) Inversion of Control
13 25 (0.98%) PDA
14 23 (0.90%) Clustering
14 23 (0.90%) Client/Server
15 20 (0.78%) Mobile App
16 19 (0.75%) Statistics
17 17 (0.67%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2548 (100.00%) Windows
2 1552 (60.91%) Windows 7
3 1059 (41.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1019 (39.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 797 (31.28%) Windows XP
6 584 (22.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 277 (10.87%) Android
8 271 (10.64%) Mac OS X
9 236 (9.26%) Windows Vista
10 227 (8.91%) Linux
11 189 (7.42%) Apple iOS
12 73 (2.86%) Mac OS
12 73 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
13 72 (2.83%) Windows Phone
14 57 (2.24%) Windows Mobile
15 54 (2.12%) UNIX
16 41 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 31 (1.22%) Solaris
18 24 (0.94%) Ubuntu
19 16 (0.63%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 474 (18.60%) ITIL
2 167 (6.55%) Service Delivery
3 143 (5.61%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (4.55%) Project Management
5 114 (4.47%) TDD
6 97 (3.81%) Problem Management
7 90 (3.53%) Time Management
8 83 (3.26%) Mentoring
9 81 (3.18%) MVC
10 76 (2.98%) Migration
11 74 (2.90%) MVVM
12 72 (2.83%) Service Management
12 72 (2.83%) Incident Management
13 71 (2.79%) CRM
14 67 (2.63%) Pair Programming
15 66 (2.59%) Scrum
16 65 (2.55%) Mobile Device Management
17 61 (2.39%) Kalman Filter
18 58 (2.28%) E-Commerce
19 55 (2.16%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 430 (16.88%) SQL
2 181 (7.10%) C#
3 138 (5.42%) PowerShell
4 122 (4.79%) JavaScript
5 63 (2.47%) T-SQL
6 60 (2.35%) Java
7 52 (2.04%) C
8 46 (1.81%) VB
8 46 (1.81%) XAML
9 38 (1.49%) C++
10 36 (1.41%) Python
11 24 (0.94%) VB.NET
11 24 (0.94%) VBScript
12 23 (0.90%) PHP
13 16 (0.63%) Shell Script
14 10 (0.39%) Uniface
14 10 (0.39%) Perl
15 9 (0.35%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.31%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.31%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 481 (18.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 242 (9.50%) MCSE
3 181 (7.10%) Cisco Certification
4 178 (6.99%) MCP
4 178 (6.99%) CCNA
4 178 (6.99%) Degree
5 165 (6.48%) MCITP
6 129 (5.06%) MCSA
7 72 (2.83%) MCTS
8 68 (2.67%) A+ Certification
9 57 (2.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 56 (2.20%) Security Cleared
11 52 (2.04%) Network+ Certification
12 45 (1.77%) SC Cleared
13 32 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
14 30 (1.18%) MOS
14 30 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
15 26 (1.02%) CCNP
16 25 (0.98%) ISEB
17 19 (0.75%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 331 (12.99%) SLA
2 63 (2.47%) QA
3 10 (0.39%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.039%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.039%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.039%) GAAP
System Software
1 1457 (57.18%) Active Directory
2 541 (21.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 362 (14.21%) Hyper-V
4 136 (5.34%) vSphere
5 134 (5.26%) XenApp
6 87 (3.41%) Terminal Services
7 56 (2.20%) XenDesktop
8 48 (1.88%) XenServer
9 47 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
9 47 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
10 41 (1.61%) VMware ESX
11 24 (0.94%) ISA Server
12 16 (0.63%) Terminal Server
13 15 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
14 10 (0.39%) vCloud
14 10 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 8 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.24%) Xen
17 4 (0.16%) BitLocker
18 3 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 296 (11.62%) SCCM
2 88 (3.45%) Backup Exec
3 47 (1.84%) SCOM
4 32 (1.26%) WSUS
5 22 (0.86%) BladeLogic
6 19 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
7 18 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
8 15 (0.59%) DameWare
9 14 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 11 (0.43%) ZENworks
10 11 (0.43%) SCOrch
11 9 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 7 (0.27%) AirWatch
13 6 (0.24%) SCSM
13 6 (0.24%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.24%) ARCserve
13 6 (0.24%) SCVMM
14 5 (0.20%) Nagios
14 5 (0.20%) XenMobile
14 5 (0.20%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 1547 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 825 (32.38%) VMware
3 480 (18.84%) Citrix
4 450 (17.66%) Cisco
5 286 (11.22%) Apple
6 190 (7.46%) HP
7 118 (4.63%) Dell
8 114 (4.47%) Avaya
9 82 (3.22%) Symantec
10 70 (2.75%) Juniper
11 68 (2.67%) Oracle
12 64 (2.51%) Veeam
13 58 (2.28%) Red Hat
14 57 (2.24%) SonicWALL
15 51 (2.00%) Adobe
16 46 (1.81%) Mitel
17 45 (1.77%) Polycom
18 44 (1.73%) NetApp
19 43 (1.69%) Sophos
20 38 (1.49%) Remedy
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 8 hours ago
North West London
EarthStream Global
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + bonus and benefits package
Posted: 9 hours ago
South East London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Large Pension
Posted: 9 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
NAK Consulting
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum DOE + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Earth Stream Global
Posted: 10 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Harris Global
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Websense Recruit Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £22,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
South East London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 32,000 including car allowance
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Midlands
Network IT Recruitment
Posted: 13 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35-50k
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago