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 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 247 360 560
Rank change year-on-year
+113 +200
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 1278 806 336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.18% 0.71% 0.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.40% 2.67% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1095 684 297
Average salary £28,750 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.16% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
- -12.69%

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
29060 30170 28992
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.91% 26.71% 27.11%
Number of salaries quoted 24344 24991 24286
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,150 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £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 26 March 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 26 March 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 +109 1225 £28,750 -4.16% 167
London +147 572 £30,000 -14.28% 54
South East +30 257 £27,500 - 33
City of London +29 99 £36,250 -23.68% 8
Yorkshire +37 85 £27,500 +10.00% 15
East of England +28 78 £26,500 -8.62% 11
Hampshire +22 76 £27,500 +1.85% 11
North West +33 73 £28,500 +1.78% 17
West Yorkshire +15 64 £28,500 +14.00% 10
South West -15 60 £23,500 -6.00% 17
Surrey +44 52 £29,000 -22.66% 5
Manchester +24 49 £31,500 +36.95% 7
Berkshire +15 42 £25,250 +1.00% 2
West Midlands -5 42 £32,500 +28.71% 10
East Midlands +38 40 £22,500 -18.18% 6
Kent +28 40 £30,000 -20.00% 2
Hertfordshire +3 30 £23,000 -22.03% 2
Leeds -18 28 £25,000 - 7
Basingstoke +36 25 £25,000 -1.96% 1
Reading +6 21 £25,500 +13.33% 1
Essex +6 21 £30,000 +14.28% 2
Wiltshire +3 20 £21,750 -16.34% 5
Southampton -8 19 £27,000 +14.28% 4
Croydon - 19 £40,000 - 3
West Sussex +5 18 £26,750 -2.72% 3
Cheshire +1 17 £30,000 - 2
Bradford - 17 £30,000 -
Scotland +14 16 £27,500 -15.38% 4
Bromley +9 16 £22,500 -
Staffordshire +6 16 £22,500 -16.66% 1

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 2680 (100.00%) Windows
2 1793 (66.90%) Windows 7
3 1664 (62.09%) Microsoft
4 1547 (57.72%) Active Directory
5 1114 (41.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1031 (38.47%) MS Exchange
7 979 (36.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 911 (33.99%) MS Office
9 872 (32.54%) Windows XP
10 838 (31.27%) VMware
11 823 (30.71%) MS Excel
12 636 (23.73%) DNS
13 633 (23.62%) Firewall
14 620 (23.13%) Windows Server 2003
15 618 (23.06%) Citrix
16 591 (22.05%) VMware Infrastructure
17 573 (21.38%) TCP/IP
18 528 (19.70%) Microsoft Certification
19 520 (19.40%) ITIL
20 508 (18.96%) DHCP
21 481 (17.95%) Cisco
22 467 (17.43%) Exchange Server 2010
23 412 (15.37%) Blackberry
24 411 (15.34%) SQL
25 398 (14.85%) SQL Server
26 393 (14.66%) Hyper-V
27 387 (14.44%) VPN
28 375 (13.99%) LAN
29 350 (13.06%) WAN
30 347 (12.95%) Apple

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 1031 (38.47%) MS Exchange
2 467 (17.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 330 (12.31%) Exchange Server 2013
4 275 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 236 (8.81%) SharePoint
6 217 (8.10%) Exchange Server 2003
7 170 (6.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 137 (5.11%) IIS
9 136 (5.07%) Lync
10 48 (1.79%) Apache
11 36 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2000
12 31 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
13 22 (0.82%) Tomcat
14 20 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
15 15 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
16 14 (0.52%) WorkSite
17 12 (0.45%) IBM Notes
18 10 (0.37%) Lotus Domino
19 8 (0.30%) CMS
19 8 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 911 (33.99%) MS Office
2 823 (30.71%) MS Excel
3 42 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.26%) AutoCAD
6 6 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (0.22%) MS Project
7 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.075%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.075%) HipChat
9 1 (0.037%) Revit
9 1 (0.037%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 20 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.19%) Sage 200
3 5 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.11%) HiPortfolio
6 2 (0.075%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.075%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.075%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.075%) Eikon
7 1 (0.037%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.037%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.037%) MFGPRO
7 1 (0.037%) Cognos Controller
7 1 (0.037%) Line 50
7 1 (0.037%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 274 (10.22%) Office 365
2 85 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (1.87%) Google Apps
4 14 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (0.45%) SaaS
6 12 (0.45%) PaaS
7 5 (0.19%) IaaS
8 1 (0.037%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 636 (23.73%) DNS
2 633 (23.62%) Firewall
3 573 (21.38%) TCP/IP
4 508 (18.96%) DHCP
5 387 (14.44%) VPN
6 375 (13.99%) LAN
7 350 (13.06%) WAN
8 262 (9.78%) SAN
9 197 (7.35%) Internet
10 146 (5.45%) VoIP
11 111 (4.14%) Wireless
12 93 (3.47%) VLAN
13 72 (2.69%) Wi-Fi
14 55 (2.05%) ADSL
15 43 (1.60%) Cisco IOS
16 39 (1.46%) NAS
17 36 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
18 30 (1.12%) SMTP
19 26 (0.97%) Intranet
20 25 (0.93%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 398 (14.85%) SQL Server
2 75 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 58 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 57 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 31 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (0.97%) MySQL
7 23 (0.86%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
9 8 (0.30%) MS Access
9 8 (0.30%) Data Mining
9 8 (0.30%) SQLite
9 8 (0.30%) Big Data
10 7 (0.26%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.15%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.11%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.075%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 58 (2.16%) Visual Studio
2 45 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (1.42%) Git (software)
4 25 (0.93%) JIRA
5 24 (0.90%) MSBuild
6 21 (0.78%) Subversion
7 18 (0.67%) Ant
8 17 (0.63%) MSI
8 17 (0.63%) NUnit
8 17 (0.63%) NuGet
8 17 (0.63%) WiX
8 17 (0.63%) MSTest
8 17 (0.63%) Ranorex
9 13 (0.49%) ReSharper
10 10 (0.37%) LoadRunner
11 8 (0.30%) Rational Performance Tester
11 8 (0.30%) Facilita Forecast
12 7 (0.26%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 7 (0.26%) InstallShield
13 6 (0.22%) Fiddler
General
1 325 (12.13%) Finance
2 88 (3.28%) Law
3 84 (3.13%) Banking
4 76 (2.84%) Advertising
5 75 (2.80%) Telecoms
6 57 (2.13%) Retail
7 53 (1.98%) Legal
8 52 (1.94%) Marketing
9 38 (1.42%) Games
10 31 (1.16%) Electronics
11 30 (1.12%) Manufacturing
12 24 (0.90%) Publishing
13 20 (0.75%) Back Office
14 13 (0.49%) Investment Banking
15 10 (0.37%) German Language
15 10 (0.37%) Spanish Language
15 10 (0.37%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.22%) French Language
18 5 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 716 (26.72%) Support Engineer
2 551 (20.56%) Analyst
3 361 (13.47%) IT Support
4 337 (12.57%) 2nd Line Support
5 326 (12.16%) Support Analyst
6 212 (7.91%) Desktop Support
7 185 (6.90%) Technical Support
8 165 (6.16%) Consultant
9 160 (5.97%) Service Analyst
9 160 (5.97%) Service Desk Analyst
10 155 (5.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 135 (5.04%) 3rd Line Support
11 135 (5.04%) Developer
12 129 (4.81%) 1st Line Support
13 125 (4.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 122 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
15 98 (3.66%) Desktop Engineer
16 95 (3.54%) Support Technician
17 93 (3.47%) IT Support Analyst
18 84 (3.13%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (5.49%) HTML
2 146 (5.45%) .NET
3 122 (4.55%) CSS
4 87 (3.25%) ASP.NET
5 64 (2.39%) jQuery
6 61 (2.28%) XML
7 54 (2.01%) Application Packaging
8 46 (1.72%) HTML5
9 41 (1.53%) WPF
10 38 (1.42%) Web Services
11 37 (1.38%) JSON
11 37 (1.38%) Ajax
12 33 (1.23%) AngularJS
13 31 (1.16%) .NET Framework
14 30 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
15 28 (1.04%) X-Windows
16 26 (0.97%) WCF
17 18 (0.67%) LINQ
18 17 (0.63%) KnockoutJS
19 16 (0.60%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 412 (15.37%) Blackberry
2 176 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 164 (6.12%) iPhone
4 78 (2.91%) Fat Client
4 78 (2.91%) Thin Client
5 68 (2.54%) iPad
6 57 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 56 (2.09%) Clustering
8 49 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
9 48 (1.79%) Mobile App
10 45 (1.68%) Replication
11 40 (1.49%) User Experience
12 37 (1.38%) Hedge funds
13 34 (1.27%) Computer Science
14 28 (1.04%) PDA
15 23 (0.86%) 3D Printing
16 21 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
17 20 (0.75%) Smartphone
18 18 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
19 17 (0.63%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2680 (100.00%) Windows
2 1793 (66.90%) Windows 7
3 1114 (41.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 979 (36.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 872 (32.54%) Windows XP
6 620 (23.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 279 (10.41%) Windows Vista
8 237 (8.84%) Mac OS X
9 235 (8.77%) Android
10 233 (8.69%) Linux
11 162 (6.04%) Apple iOS
12 88 (3.28%) Mac OS
13 79 (2.95%) Windows 2000 Server
14 59 (2.20%) UNIX
15 55 (2.05%) Windows Phone
16 53 (1.98%) Windows Mobile
17 38 (1.42%) Solaris
18 35 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 31 (1.16%) Windows 2000
20 22 (0.82%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 520 (19.40%) ITIL
2 234 (8.73%) Service Delivery
3 126 (4.70%) Agile Software Development
4 123 (4.59%) Project Management
5 100 (3.73%) Migration
6 98 (3.66%) CRM
7 88 (3.28%) Problem Management
7 88 (3.28%) Mentoring
8 72 (2.69%) MVC
9 69 (2.57%) Service Management
10 68 (2.54%) Kalman Filter
11 61 (2.28%) Disaster Recovery
11 61 (2.28%) Incident Management
12 54 (2.01%) PRINCE2
13 52 (1.94%) Change Management
13 52 (1.94%) Root Cause Analysis
14 51 (1.90%) Scrum
14 51 (1.90%) TDD
15 50 (1.87%) Time Management
16 47 (1.75%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 411 (15.34%) SQL
2 173 (6.46%) PowerShell
3 139 (5.19%) C#
4 125 (4.66%) JavaScript
5 53 (1.98%) Java
6 50 (1.87%) XAML
7 38 (1.42%) VB.NET
8 33 (1.23%) T-SQL
9 28 (1.04%) C
10 25 (0.93%) VB
11 21 (0.78%) Objective-C
12 12 (0.45%) VBScript
13 10 (0.37%) Python
13 10 (0.37%) Shell Script
14 9 (0.34%) PHP
15 6 (0.22%) VBA
15 6 (0.22%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.19%) ActionScript 3.0
16 5 (0.19%) ActionScript
17 3 (0.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 528 (19.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 343 (12.80%) MCSE
3 221 (8.25%) MCITP
4 214 (7.99%) Cisco Certification
5 207 (7.72%) MCP
6 198 (7.39%) CCNA
7 151 (5.63%) MCSA
8 150 (5.60%) Degree
9 134 (5.00%) MCTS
10 81 (3.02%) Security Cleared
11 67 (2.50%) SC Cleared
12 56 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
13 33 (1.23%) MCDST
14 32 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 31 (1.16%) CCNP
16 23 (0.86%) A+ Certification
17 22 (0.82%) DV Cleared
18 19 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 19 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
19 17 (0.63%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 312 (11.64%) SLA
2 27 (1.01%) QA
3 16 (0.60%) ISO 9001
3 16 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1547 (57.72%) Active Directory
2 591 (22.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 393 (14.66%) Hyper-V
4 229 (8.54%) XenApp
5 145 (5.41%) vSphere
6 111 (4.14%) Terminal Services
7 82 (3.06%) XenDesktop
8 65 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
9 64 (2.39%) Microsoft App-V
10 51 (1.90%) XenServer
11 26 (0.97%) VMware ESX
12 15 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
13 10 (0.37%) VMware Server
14 9 (0.34%) Terminal Server
14 9 (0.34%) ISA Server
15 8 (0.30%) Firmware
15 8 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 7 (0.26%) Xen
17 6 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 3 (0.11%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 305 (11.38%) SCCM
2 171 (6.38%) Backup Exec
3 93 (3.47%) Norton AntiVirus
4 68 (2.54%) SCOM
5 61 (2.28%) WSUS
6 39 (1.46%) SCVMM
7 25 (0.93%) SCOrch
8 18 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
9 11 (0.41%) SCDPM
9 11 (0.41%) BladeLogic
10 10 (0.37%) Nagios
11 9 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 9 (0.34%) Casper Suite
11 9 (0.34%) EdgeSight
11 9 (0.34%) SCSM
12 8 (0.30%) XenMobile
12 8 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 8 (0.30%) DameWare
13 7 (0.26%) NetBackup
14 6 (0.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1664 (62.09%) Microsoft
2 838 (31.27%) VMware
3 618 (23.06%) Citrix
4 481 (17.95%) Cisco
5 347 (12.95%) Apple
6 238 (8.88%) HP
7 204 (7.61%) Symantec
8 118 (4.40%) Avaya
9 110 (4.10%) Dell
10 81 (3.02%) Oracle
11 79 (2.95%) Veeam
12 68 (2.54%) NetApp
13 63 (2.35%) CheckPoint
14 59 (2.20%) McAfee
15 57 (2.13%) EMC
16 55 (2.05%) Red Hat
17 44 (1.64%) Google
18 35 (1.31%) LANDesk
19 34 (1.27%) Bloomberg
19 34 (1.27%) Juniper
West Midlands
CRL
Salary: From £27,000 to £30,000 per annum Negotiable
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
South West London
Harris Global
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benifits + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
OXL Consulting
Salary: From £21,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Salary: Up to £39,000 per annum + Benefits +Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
BAE Systems
Posted: 8 hours ago
Crowborough, East Sussex
PAW Associates
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
Networking People
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + training
Posted: 9 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: car, benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
East London
RM Education
Salary: £42000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Livingston, West Lothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £120 - 130 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Information Technology Services
Salary: £22k - 24k per year + £1,500 training allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday