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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 294 480 838
Rank change year-on-year
+186 +358
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 1043 463 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.91% 0.43% 0.055%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.39% 1.57% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 885 420 60
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -4.41%

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
30754 29503 33030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.83% 27.29% 27.93%
Number of salaries quoted 25515 25116 28215
Average salary £40,000 £40,995 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.42% +2.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +172 992 £30,000 -14.28% 125
London +116 352 £34,000 -15.00% 38
South East +104 281 £27,500 -21.42% 30
West Midlands +66 89 £33,000 -24.57% 9
Hampshire +61 85 £31,349 -16.40% 6
North West +30 74 £22,250 -36.42% 4
South West +21 70 £25,000 -16.66% 8
Berkshire +38 67 £27,500 +20.86% 2
East of England +23 57 £28,000 -10.40% 11
Yorkshire +1 53 £28,000 +47.36% 13
City of London +43 52 £45,000 +28.57% 12
Surrey +17 51 £28,000 -25.33% 7
Birmingham +39 49 £50,000 +94.15% 4
Southampton +36 33 £31,000 -38.00%
Manchester 0 32 £23,000 -34.28% 2
Kent +20 29 £38,500 +57.14% 2
Reading +7 28 £28,000 +47.36%
East Midlands 0 27 £26,500 -24.28% 8
West Yorkshire -7 24 £26,500 +39.47% 12
South Yorkshire +7 23 £36,000 +94.59%
Oxfordshire +15 20 £26,000 +20.93% 3
Cheshire +2 20 £32,500 -35.00% 1
Basingstoke - 19 £33,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire +1 18 £18,000 -48.57% 6
Bristol +11 17 £36,250 +25.00% 2
Sheffield -2 17 £37,500 +102.70%
Leeds -13 17 £27,000 -6.08% 4
Essex +21 16 £26,500 -11.66% 2
Nottingham +6 15 £27,500 -15.38% 2
Nottinghamshire +5 15 £27,500 -21.42% 4

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 2040 (100.00%) Windows
2 1254 (61.47%) Microsoft
3 1148 (56.27%) Windows 7
4 1049 (51.42%) Active Directory
5 827 (40.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 750 (36.76%) MS Exchange
7 697 (34.17%) MS Office
8 637 (31.23%) MS Excel
9 634 (31.08%) Windows XP
10 623 (30.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 558 (27.35%) VMware
12 525 (25.74%) Windows Server 2003
13 474 (23.24%) DNS
14 428 (20.98%) TCP/IP
15 412 (20.20%) SQL Server
16 395 (19.36%) Microsoft Certification
17 385 (18.87%) Exchange Server 2010
17 385 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
18 380 (18.63%) Cisco
19 379 (18.58%) SQL
20 378 (18.53%) Firewall
21 363 (17.79%) Citrix
22 351 (17.21%) DHCP
23 306 (15.00%) ITIL
24 291 (14.26%) Hyper-V
25 280 (13.73%) Apple
26 269 (13.19%) VPN
27 268 (13.14%) LAN
28 259 (12.70%) Finance
29 253 (12.40%) WAN

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 750 (36.76%) MS Exchange
2 385 (18.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 232 (11.37%) Exchange Server 2013
4 209 (10.25%) SharePoint
5 205 (10.05%) Exchange Server 2007
6 158 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 135 (6.62%) IIS
8 104 (5.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 100 (4.90%) Lync
10 48 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
11 42 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2000
12 30 (1.47%) Tomcat
13 29 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
14 24 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
15 22 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
15 22 (1.08%) IBM Notes
16 13 (0.64%) Apache
17 12 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
18 11 (0.54%) CMS
18 11 (0.54%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 697 (34.17%) MS Office
2 637 (31.23%) MS Excel
3 28 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (1.32%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.78%) Photoshop
5 16 (0.78%) MS Project
6 4 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.15%) InDesign
7 3 (0.15%) Maya
7 3 (0.15%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.098%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 34 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.49%) Dynamics GP
5 8 (0.39%) Eikon
6 6 (0.29%) Line 50
6 6 (0.29%) Agresso
7 4 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.15%) Sage MMS
9 2 (0.098%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.098%) Sage 50
9 2 (0.098%) assyst
10 1 (0.049%) RMDS
10 1 (0.049%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 179 (8.77%) Office 365
2 55 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (1.86%) SaaS
4 14 (0.69%) IaaS
5 9 (0.44%) GitHub
6 6 (0.29%) Google Apps
6 6 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.049%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 474 (23.24%) DNS
2 428 (20.98%) TCP/IP
3 378 (18.53%) Firewall
4 351 (17.21%) DHCP
5 269 (13.19%) VPN
6 268 (13.14%) LAN
7 253 (12.40%) WAN
8 120 (5.88%) SAN
9 114 (5.59%) Internet
10 97 (4.75%) VoIP
11 74 (3.63%) Wi-Fi
12 73 (3.58%) Wireless
13 53 (2.60%) Network Security
14 41 (2.01%) VLAN
15 40 (1.96%) NAS
16 36 (1.76%) Cisco IOS
17 35 (1.72%) ADSL
18 32 (1.57%) Intranet
19 26 (1.27%) iSCSI
20 23 (1.13%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 412 (20.20%) SQL Server
2 96 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 90 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 61 (2.99%) MySQL
5 40 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 30 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 24 (1.18%) Relational Database
8 22 (1.08%) SQLite
9 17 (0.83%) MS Access
10 10 (0.49%) Oracle Database
11 6 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
11 6 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.25%) Sybase ASA
12 5 (0.25%) QlikView
12 5 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.25%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.20%) Pentaho
14 3 (0.15%) Data Mining
14 3 (0.15%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 58 (2.84%) Visual Studio
2 45 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 41 (2.01%) JIRA
4 37 (1.81%) MSI
5 28 (1.37%) Git (software)
6 23 (1.13%) Ant
7 22 (1.08%) Subversion
8 17 (0.83%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 14 (0.69%) Xcode
10 12 (0.59%) WiX
11 11 (0.54%) NUnit
11 11 (0.54%) MSBuild
12 10 (0.49%) NuGet
12 10 (0.49%) Ranorex
12 10 (0.49%) SoapUI
12 10 (0.49%) MSTest
13 8 (0.39%) InstallShield
14 6 (0.29%) ReSharper
14 6 (0.29%) Fiddler
15 5 (0.25%) Selenium
General
1 259 (12.70%) Finance
2 88 (4.31%) Legal
3 81 (3.97%) Telecoms
4 57 (2.79%) Law
5 50 (2.45%) Banking
6 47 (2.30%) Marketing
7 35 (1.72%) Back Office
8 33 (1.62%) Retail
9 18 (0.88%) Advertising
10 15 (0.74%) Electronics
11 14 (0.69%) Games
11 14 (0.69%) Military
11 14 (0.69%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.59%) Multimedia
13 7 (0.34%) French Language
14 6 (0.29%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.25%) German Language
15 5 (0.25%) Local Government
16 4 (0.20%) Italian Language
16 4 (0.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 452 (22.16%) Support Engineer
2 399 (19.56%) Analyst
3 286 (14.02%) 2nd Line Support
4 271 (13.28%) Support Analyst
5 250 (12.25%) IT Support
6 175 (8.58%) Developer
7 172 (8.43%) Desktop Support
8 136 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 127 (6.23%) 3rd Line Support
10 124 (6.08%) IT Support Engineer
11 97 (4.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 95 (4.66%) 1st Line Support
13 91 (4.46%) Administrator
14 75 (3.68%) Team Leader
15 74 (3.63%) Technical Support
15 74 (3.63%) Systems Administrator
16 70 (3.43%) Desktop Analyst
17 69 (3.38%) Service Analyst
18 67 (3.28%) Support Technician
19 66 (3.24%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (8.87%) .NET
2 146 (7.16%) HTML
3 130 (6.37%) CSS
4 94 (4.61%) ASP.NET
5 78 (3.82%) jQuery
6 63 (3.09%) HTML5
7 58 (2.84%) XML
8 42 (2.06%) WCF
9 40 (1.96%) Application Packaging
10 36 (1.76%) AngularJS
11 34 (1.67%) Web Services
12 31 (1.52%) WPF
13 30 (1.47%) Ajax
14 29 (1.42%) LAMP
14 29 (1.42%) ASP.NET MVC
15 28 (1.37%) Silverlight
16 27 (1.32%) JSON
17 25 (1.23%) PhoneGap
18 23 (1.13%) Software Packaging
19 22 (1.08%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 232 (11.37%) Blackberry
2 95 (4.66%) iPhone
3 78 (3.82%) Mobile App
4 63 (3.09%) Management Information System
5 57 (2.79%) iPad
6 49 (2.40%) Computer Science
7 39 (1.91%) Clustering
8 37 (1.81%) Thin Client
8 37 (1.81%) Fat Client
9 23 (1.13%) N-Tier
10 22 (1.08%) Smartphone
11 21 (1.03%) Open Source
12 16 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
13 15 (0.74%) Mathematics
13 15 (0.74%) Client/Server
14 14 (0.69%) Chip and PIN
14 14 (0.69%) Kindle
15 13 (0.64%) NHS
15 13 (0.64%) EPoS
16 12 (0.59%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2040 (100.00%) Windows
2 1148 (56.27%) Windows 7
3 827 (40.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 634 (31.08%) Windows XP
5 623 (30.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 525 (25.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 216 (10.59%) Android
8 210 (10.29%) Windows Vista
9 199 (9.75%) Linux
10 190 (9.31%) Apple iOS
11 147 (7.21%) Mac OS X
12 61 (2.99%) Mac OS
13 54 (2.65%) Windows Phone
14 47 (2.30%) UNIX
15 37 (1.81%) Windows 2000 Server
16 21 (1.03%) Windows 2000
17 19 (0.93%) Ubuntu
17 19 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
18 17 (0.83%) Debian
19 13 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (15.00%) ITIL
2 100 (4.90%) MVC
3 83 (4.07%) Project Management
4 68 (3.33%) Service Delivery
5 62 (3.04%) Disaster Recovery
6 60 (2.94%) E-Commerce
7 57 (2.79%) Migration
8 52 (2.55%) CRM
9 51 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
10 50 (2.45%) Problem Management
11 49 (2.40%) Asset Management
12 44 (2.16%) Time Management
13 42 (2.06%) Kalman Filter
14 41 (2.01%) SOA
15 39 (1.91%) iOS Development
16 38 (1.86%) Workflow
16 38 (1.86%) Scrum
17 32 (1.57%) Software Engineering
17 32 (1.57%) OOP
17 32 (1.57%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 379 (18.58%) SQL
2 148 (7.25%) PowerShell
3 138 (6.76%) C#
4 136 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 78 (3.82%) VB
6 62 (3.04%) VBScript
7 59 (2.89%) Objective-C
8 52 (2.55%) VB.NET
9 50 (2.45%) Java
10 34 (1.67%) C++
11 32 (1.57%) C
12 29 (1.42%) XAML
13 22 (1.08%) PHP
14 19 (0.93%) T-SQL
15 17 (0.83%) ActionScript
15 17 (0.83%) ActionScript 3.0
16 14 (0.69%) Python
17 13 (0.64%) VBA
17 13 (0.64%) Shell Script
18 11 (0.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 395 (19.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 221 (10.83%) MCSE
3 197 (9.66%) Degree
4 161 (7.89%) MCP
5 148 (7.25%) MCITP
6 122 (5.98%) Cisco Certification
7 113 (5.54%) CCNA
8 107 (5.25%) MCSA
9 56 (2.75%) MCTS
10 51 (2.50%) Security Cleared
11 38 (1.86%) SC Cleared
12 34 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 32 (1.57%) A+ Certification
14 22 (1.08%) HND
15 20 (0.98%) ISEB
15 20 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
16 19 (0.93%) CCNP
17 17 (0.83%) ISTQB
18 16 (0.78%) MCDST
19 14 (0.69%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 202 (9.90%) SLA
2 26 (1.27%) QA
3 15 (0.74%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.098%) HL7
6 2 (0.098%) DICOM
7 1 (0.049%) BS7799
System Software
1 1049 (51.42%) Active Directory
2 385 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 291 (14.26%) Hyper-V
4 121 (5.93%) XenApp
5 97 (4.75%) vSphere
6 90 (4.41%) XenDesktop
7 71 (3.48%) Microsoft App-V
8 63 (3.09%) Terminal Services
9 42 (2.06%) XenServer
9 42 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
10 28 (1.37%) VMware ESX
11 24 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 21 (1.03%) Terminal Server
13 15 (0.74%) Xen
14 11 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
15 9 (0.44%) ISA Server
16 6 (0.29%) UAG
17 5 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
17 5 (0.25%) DFS Replication
18 3 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 224 (10.98%) SCCM
2 112 (5.49%) Backup Exec
3 53 (2.60%) WSUS
4 35 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
5 21 (1.03%) SCOM
6 16 (0.78%) SCVMM
7 15 (0.74%) NetBackup
8 12 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
9 11 (0.54%) Windows Intune
10 10 (0.49%) DameWare
11 9 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 9 (0.44%) AppDNA
12 8 (0.39%) Nagios
13 7 (0.34%) SAP Afaria
14 6 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 5 (0.25%) SmokePing
15 5 (0.25%) SCDPM
15 5 (0.25%) Puppet
15 5 (0.25%) Sysprep
15 5 (0.25%) Cacti
Vendors
1 1254 (61.47%) Microsoft
2 558 (27.35%) VMware
3 380 (18.63%) Cisco
4 363 (17.79%) Citrix
5 280 (13.73%) Apple
6 185 (9.07%) HP
7 113 (5.54%) Symantec
8 77 (3.77%) Dell
8 77 (3.77%) Oracle
9 63 (3.09%) Avaya
10 49 (2.40%) AppSense
11 47 (2.30%) Remedy
12 32 (1.57%) NetApp
13 30 (1.47%) Bloomberg
14 28 (1.37%) Veeam
15 27 (1.32%) ServiceNow
16 25 (1.23%) SonicWALL
16 25 (1.23%) McAfee
16 25 (1.23%) IBM
17 24 (1.18%) Lotus
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £17k - 24.5k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Bluetownonline
Salary: £21.5k - 28.5k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
East Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £18k - £21k + bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Guildford, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £19000 per annum + MS Training
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Kent
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £25000.00 - £27000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + on call and benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 8 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £31000 - £36000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55k per year
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £16000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £16000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
UK
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £0 - 55k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Woodley, Berkshire
TechnoRecruit
Posted: Yesterday