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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 294 242 385
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +143
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 1069 1382 754
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.06% 1.30% 0.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.04% 4.74% 2.61%
Number of salaries quoted 944 1179 630
Average salary £29,000 £29,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £21,900 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.50%

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
26461 29154 28860
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.13% 27.39% 27.42%
Number of salaries quoted 22316 24490 23756
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,250 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 12 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(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 -39 1018 £29,000 - 138
London -96 401 £32,000 +6.66% 35
South East +25 291 £28,000 +1.81% 42
Surrey +54 102 £27,500 -5.17% 10
East of England -4 91 £27,500 +1.85% 15
South West +6 71 £28,000 +12.00% 10
North West +1 67 £25,000 -23.07% 9
Hampshire +4 66 £35,500 +29.09% 10
City of London -21 52 £33,250 -5.00% 11
Guildford +40 47 £28,000 -55.20% 3
West Midlands -22 45 £27,500 +22.22% 10
Manchester -9 40 £38,500 +10.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +18 36 £26,000 -3.70% 5
Kent +3 36 £42,500 +41.66% 5
East Midlands +6 35 £29,252 +28.57% 9
Bristol +7 33 £30,000 -25.00% 5
Yorkshire -49 33 £24,000 -20.00% 6
Hertfordshire +10 30 £30,000 +9.09% 6
Sidcup +5 30 £29,000 -
West Yorkshire -46 26 £24,000 -20.00% 4
Oxfordshire +7 24 £25,000 -16.66% 7
Birmingham +11 20 £35,000 -8.49% 6
West Sussex +10 20 £32,500 +35.41%
Derby +16 18 £29,252 -2.49% 1
Derbyshire +15 18 £29,252 +30.00% 1
Essex -19 18 £26,500 -11.66% 2
Leeds -2 17 £22,000 -2.22% 2
Dorset +20 16 £28,000 +60.00% 2
Warwickshire -4 16 £27,500 -42.10% 2
Andover +20 15 £26,500 -41.11% 1

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2346 (100.00%) Windows
2 1500 (63.94%) Windows 7
3 1498 (63.85%) Active Directory
4 1398 (59.59%) Microsoft
5 1107 (47.19%) Windows Server
6 958 (40.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 870 (37.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 845 (36.02%) MS Exchange
9 826 (35.21%) MS Office
10 771 (32.86%) VMware
11 751 (32.01%) MS Excel
12 651 (27.75%) Windows XP
13 568 (24.21%) Citrix
14 549 (23.40%) Microsoft Certification
15 495 (21.10%) ITIL
16 488 (20.80%) Firewall
17 438 (18.67%) VMware Infrastructure
18 434 (18.50%) Cisco
19 429 (18.29%) TCP/IP
20 420 (17.90%) Exchange Server 2010
21 408 (17.39%) DNS
22 403 (17.18%) Windows Server 2003
23 377 (16.07%) Office 365
24 354 (15.09%) Blackberry
25 347 (14.79%) Hyper-V
26 337 (14.36%) DHCP
27 321 (13.68%) Exchange Server 2013
28 307 (13.09%) VPN
29 300 (12.79%) SQL Server
30 298 (12.70%) Windows 10

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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
1 845 (36.02%) MS Exchange
2 420 (17.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 321 (13.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 193 (8.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 177 (7.54%) SharePoint
6 143 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2003
7 127 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 121 (5.16%) IIS
9 102 (4.35%) Skype for Business
10 79 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2000
11 38 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
12 33 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
13 21 (0.90%) Apache
14 16 (0.68%) IBM Notes
15 10 (0.43%) CMS
16 9 (0.38%) Tomcat
17 5 (0.21%) Confluence
17 5 (0.21%) IBM Domino
17 5 (0.21%) Office Communications Server
18 4 (0.17%) Node.js
Applications
1 826 (35.21%) MS Office
2 751 (32.01%) MS Excel
3 19 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.043%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 30 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.17%) Bankmaster
3 4 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.17%) MFGPRO
3 4 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.085%) Cognos Controller
4 2 (0.085%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.085%) Infor SunSystems
4 2 (0.085%) Line 500
4 2 (0.085%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.085%) Retail-J
4 2 (0.085%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.085%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.085%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.043%) GoldMine
5 1 (0.043%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 377 (16.07%) Office 365
2 76 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (1.71%) Google Apps
4 29 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.68%) SaaS
7 10 (0.43%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.26%) Google Drive
8 6 (0.26%) Mimecast
8 6 (0.26%) Route 53
8 6 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.13%) Dropbox
10 3 (0.13%) GitHub
11 2 (0.085%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.085%) IaaS
12 1 (0.043%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.043%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 488 (20.80%) Firewall
2 429 (18.29%) TCP/IP
3 408 (17.39%) DNS
4 337 (14.36%) DHCP
5 307 (13.09%) VPN
6 223 (9.51%) WAN
7 221 (9.42%) LAN
8 179 (7.63%) SAN
9 113 (4.82%) Internet
10 112 (4.77%) VoIP
11 111 (4.73%) Wi-Fi
12 99 (4.22%) Wireless
13 98 (4.18%) VLAN
14 72 (3.07%) Remote Desktop
15 49 (2.09%) iSCSI
16 32 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
17 31 (1.32%) SSL
18 30 (1.28%) Skype
19 28 (1.19%) Cisco IOS
19 28 (1.19%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (12.79%) SQL Server
2 72 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 57 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 43 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 41 (1.75%) MySQL
6 40 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 23 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (0.68%) Relational Database
9 15 (0.64%) RDBMS
10 7 (0.30%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.26%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (0.21%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.13%) DB2
14 2 (0.085%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (0.085%) GIS
14 2 (0.085%) MS Access
14 2 (0.085%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.085%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 35 (1.49%) Git (software)
2 32 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (1.24%) Subversion
4 26 (1.11%) Plastic SCM
5 25 (1.07%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 22 (0.94%) Visual Studio
7 11 (0.47%) MSI
7 11 (0.47%) ReSharper
8 10 (0.43%) LINQPad
8 10 (0.43%) Selenium
8 10 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 9 (0.38%) Yeoman
10 8 (0.34%) InstallShield
11 5 (0.21%) AdminStudio
11 5 (0.21%) Jenkins
11 5 (0.21%) JIRA
11 5 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.21%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.21%) Wise Package Studio
12 4 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 260 (11.08%) Finance
2 119 (5.07%) Legal
3 77 (3.28%) Law
4 67 (2.86%) Banking
4 67 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 66 (2.81%) Retail
6 36 (1.53%) Games
7 33 (1.41%) Back Office
8 30 (1.28%) Advertising
9 25 (1.07%) Manufacturing
10 20 (0.85%) Marketing
11 14 (0.60%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.60%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.55%) French Language
12 13 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.38%) Japanese Language
14 8 (0.34%) Electronics
14 8 (0.34%) German Language
15 6 (0.26%) Front Office
16 3 (0.13%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 662 (28.22%) Support Engineer
2 635 (27.07%) Analyst
3 475 (20.25%) IT Support
4 403 (17.18%) 2nd Line Support
5 396 (16.88%) Support Analyst
6 277 (11.81%) IT Engineer
7 270 (11.51%) Desktop Support
8 258 (11.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 218 (9.29%) IT Support Engineer
10 206 (8.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 200 (8.53%) IT Analyst
12 178 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 172 (7.33%) Service Analyst
14 168 (7.16%) 3rd Line Support
15 161 (6.86%) Service Desk Analyst
16 157 (6.69%) Windows Engineer
17 153 (6.52%) 1st/2nd Line Support
18 151 (6.44%) 1st Line Support
19 144 (6.14%) Developer
20 143 (6.10%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (5.67%) .NET
2 70 (2.98%) ASP.NET
3 69 (2.94%) HTML
4 48 (2.05%) XML
5 47 (2.00%) CSS
6 39 (1.66%) ASP.NET MVC
6 39 (1.66%) Web Services
7 37 (1.58%) jQuery
8 25 (1.07%) Silverlight
9 24 (1.02%) .NET Framework
10 20 (0.85%) KnockoutJS
11 12 (0.51%) Middleware
12 11 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (0.47%) HTML5
12 11 (0.47%) JSON
13 10 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 10 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 10 (0.43%) Entity Framework
13 10 (0.43%) LAMP
14 9 (0.38%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 354 (15.09%) Blackberry
2 154 (6.56%) iPhone
3 118 (5.03%) Driving Licence
4 115 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
5 110 (4.69%) iPad
6 63 (2.69%) Video Conferencing
7 62 (2.64%) Computer Science
8 58 (2.47%) Data Centre
9 54 (2.30%) Mobile App
10 47 (2.00%) Replication
11 40 (1.71%) Management Information System
12 39 (1.66%) Fat Client
12 39 (1.66%) Thin Client
13 37 (1.58%) User Experience
14 30 (1.28%) Clustering
15 29 (1.24%) Client/Server
16 24 (1.02%) AS400
17 22 (0.94%) EPoS
18 20 (0.85%) Handset
19 16 (0.68%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2346 (100.00%) Windows
2 1500 (63.94%) Windows 7
3 1107 (47.19%) Windows Server
4 958 (40.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 870 (37.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 651 (27.75%) Windows XP
7 403 (17.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 298 (12.70%) Windows 10
9 254 (10.83%) Mac OS X
10 238 (10.14%) Android
11 170 (7.25%) Apple iOS
12 136 (5.80%) Linux
13 123 (5.24%) Windows Vista
14 85 (3.62%) Windows 2000 Server
15 62 (2.64%) Windows Mobile
16 56 (2.39%) Mac OS
17 45 (1.92%) Windows Phone
18 40 (1.71%) Unix
19 12 (0.51%) Windows 2000
20 9 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 495 (21.10%) ITIL
2 123 (5.24%) Mentoring
3 107 (4.56%) Service Delivery
4 101 (4.31%) Agile Software Development
5 92 (3.92%) Project Management
6 88 (3.75%) Service Management
7 85 (3.62%) Migration
8 83 (3.54%) Incident Management
9 78 (3.32%) Time Management
10 73 (3.11%) CRM
11 64 (2.73%) MVC
12 62 (2.64%) Mobile Device Management
13 61 (2.60%) Root Cause Analysis
14 58 (2.47%) Problem Management
15 57 (2.43%) Scrum
16 54 (2.30%) Document Management
17 49 (2.09%) Asset Management
18 45 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
19 42 (1.79%) Presales
20 41 (1.75%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 270 (11.51%) SQL
2 136 (5.80%) C#
3 119 (5.07%) PowerShell
4 82 (3.50%) JavaScript
5 41 (1.75%) XAML
6 38 (1.62%) VBScript
7 36 (1.53%) Java
7 36 (1.53%) VB.NET
8 35 (1.49%) VB
9 29 (1.24%) C
10 26 (1.11%) C++
11 19 (0.81%) T-SQL
12 18 (0.77%) Shell Script
13 13 (0.55%) PHP
14 12 (0.51%) Python
15 8 (0.34%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.34%) Objective-C
16 7 (0.30%) VBA
17 6 (0.26%) Perl
18 5 (0.21%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 549 (23.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 260 (11.08%) MCSE
3 181 (7.72%) MCSA
4 175 (7.46%) Degree
5 174 (7.42%) Cisco Certification
6 173 (7.37%) MCP
7 160 (6.82%) CCNA
8 158 (6.73%) MCITP
9 72 (3.07%) MCDST
10 62 (2.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 59 (2.51%) Citrix Certification
12 55 (2.34%) Security Cleared
13 49 (2.09%) MCTS
14 42 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
15 40 (1.71%) CCA
16 36 (1.53%) CCNP
16 36 (1.53%) SC Cleared
17 32 (1.36%) DBS Check
18 24 (1.02%) A+ Certification
19 21 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 296 (12.62%) SLA
2 30 (1.28%) QA
3 17 (0.72%) ISO 9001
4 13 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.085%) GAAP
5 2 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.043%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.043%) ISO 14000
6 1 (0.043%) ISO15022
6 1 (0.043%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.043%) RMADS
System Software
1 1498 (63.85%) Active Directory
2 438 (18.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 347 (14.79%) Hyper-V
4 168 (7.16%) XenApp
5 139 (5.92%) vSphere
6 98 (4.18%) XenDesktop
7 70 (2.98%) Terminal Services
8 40 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
9 34 (1.45%) VMware ESX
10 33 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
11 18 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
12 15 (0.64%) vCloud
12 15 (0.64%) XenServer
13 12 (0.51%) ISA Server
14 11 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 10 (0.43%) Firmware
15 10 (0.43%) Terminal Server
16 6 (0.26%) VirtualBox
17 5 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 5 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 258 (11.00%) SCCM
2 118 (5.03%) Backup Exec
3 49 (2.09%) SCOM
4 40 (1.71%) WSUS
5 34 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
6 20 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
7 18 (0.77%) SCOrch
8 15 (0.64%) DameWare
9 13 (0.55%) NetBackup
10 10 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 10 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 8 (0.34%) AirWatch
11 8 (0.34%) EdgeSight
11 8 (0.34%) SCVMM
12 6 (0.26%) Nessus
12 6 (0.26%) Puppet
12 6 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 5 (0.21%) Casper Suite
13 5 (0.21%) Windows Intune
13 5 (0.21%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 1398 (59.59%) Microsoft
2 771 (32.86%) VMware
3 568 (24.21%) Citrix
4 434 (18.50%) Cisco
5 253 (10.78%) Apple
6 155 (6.61%) Avaya
7 128 (5.46%) HP
8 126 (5.37%) Symantec
9 121 (5.16%) Dell
10 61 (2.60%) SonicWALL
11 55 (2.34%) Intel Security
12 54 (2.30%) Veeam
13 52 (2.22%) Oracle
14 51 (2.17%) Google
15 43 (1.83%) Polycom
16 42 (1.79%) Remedy
17 35 (1.49%) IBM
18 34 (1.45%) Sophos
19 32 (1.36%) Juniper
20 30 (1.28%) NetApp
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