The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 8 skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 346 281 256
Rank change year-on-year
-65 -25
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 785 1250 1409
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.86% 1.15% 1.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.51% 4.40% 4.49%
Number of salaries quoted 688 1121 1192
Median salary £27,500 £28,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.50% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £26,000 £27,500 £28,000
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -1.78%

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
22390 28433 31400
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.60% 26.24% 27.25%
Number of salaries quoted 18796 24068 26150
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%

Windows 8
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 2 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the UK over the 3 months to 2 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -51 741 £27,500 -3.50% 85
London -86 245 £32,500 +6.55% 23
South East -15 217 £26,500 -8.62% 32
North West -9 73 £22,500 -5.90% 9
Surrey -17 67 £26,000 -3.70% 10
South West +11 58 £27,000 -3.57% 3
West Midlands -10 57 £20,000 -27.27% 4
East of England -33 45 £33,000 +22.22% 4
Berkshire +49 44 £27,500 -21.98% 4
Hampshire +5 42 £26,500 -8.62% 7
City of London -3 35 £34,241 +5.35% 3
Manchester -3 34 £24,750 +3.50% 5
Cheshire +16 33 £22,500 +7.14% 4
Yorkshire +9 26 £23,750 -5.00% 6
Buckinghamshire +3 23 £23,750 -13.63% 3
East Midlands -4 21 £26,000 +4.00% 1
Guildford +4 19 £21,000 -30.00% 2
Southampton +27 18 £26,500 -13.82% 2
West Yorkshire +9 18 £25,000 - 4
Essex +24 17 £51,500 +83.92% 1
Hertfordshire -27 17 £30,750 +9.82% 3
Warwickshire +5 16 £19,500 -29.09% 1
Devon +1 16 £27,500 +0.91%
West Sussex +2 15 £25,000 -28.57%
Milton Keynes +17 14 £20,000 -23.07% 3
Leamington Spa +3 14 £19,500 -29.09% 1
Farnborough -1 14 £26,750 +7.00% 2
Slough +27 13 £35,000 +29.62% 1
Dorset +5 13 £28,500 +1.78% 1
Birmingham -16 11 £33,750 +3.84% 2

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 1591 (100.00%) Windows
2 1169 (73.48%) Windows 7
3 1064 (66.88%) Active Directory
4 998 (62.73%) Microsoft
5 738 (46.39%) Windows Server
6 706 (44.37%) Windows 10
7 628 (39.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 625 (39.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 607 (38.15%) MS Exchange
10 606 (38.09%) MS Office
11 550 (34.57%) VMware
12 504 (31.68%) MS Excel
13 420 (26.40%) Office 365
14 383 (24.07%) Microsoft Certification
15 381 (23.95%) ITIL
16 344 (21.62%) Firewall
17 336 (21.12%) Hyper-V
18 331 (20.80%) VMware Infrastructure
19 315 (19.80%) TCP/IP
20 311 (19.55%) Citrix
21 308 (19.36%) Cisco
22 291 (18.29%) DNS
23 275 (17.28%) Windows XP
24 260 (16.34%) Exchange Server 2013
25 252 (15.84%) Exchange Server 2010
26 240 (15.08%) DHCP
27 230 (14.46%) SQL Server
28 229 (14.39%) MCSE
29 217 (13.64%) LAN
30 215 (13.51%) SQL

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 607 (38.15%) MS Exchange
2 260 (16.34%) Exchange Server 2013
3 252 (15.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 141 (8.86%) SharePoint
5 137 (8.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 90 (5.66%) IIS
6 90 (5.66%) Skype for Business
7 88 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2003
8 58 (3.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 30 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
10 22 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
11 18 (1.13%) Apache
12 14 (0.88%) IBM Notes
13 6 (0.38%) MS Project Server
14 4 (0.25%) Site Server
15 3 (0.19%) Confluence
16 2 (0.13%) IBM Domino
16 2 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
16 2 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 606 (38.09%) MS Office
2 504 (31.68%) MS Excel
3 29 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 8 (0.50%) MS Project
7 5 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.25%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.19%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.31%) Line 50
2 5 (0.31%) Sage X3
3 4 (0.25%) HiPortfolio
3 4 (0.25%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 3 (0.19%) Bankmaster
4 3 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.19%) Retail-J
4 3 (0.19%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.063%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 420 (26.40%) Office 365
2 122 (7.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (2.77%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (0.94%) G Suite
5 13 (0.82%) Mimecast
6 10 (0.63%) SaaS
7 9 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (0.57%) OneDrive
8 7 (0.44%) IaaS
9 6 (0.38%) iTunes
9 6 (0.38%) PaaS
10 5 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 3 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.13%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.13%) Route 53
12 2 (0.13%) Slack
12 2 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.063%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 344 (21.62%) Firewall
2 315 (19.80%) TCP/IP
3 291 (18.29%) DNS
4 240 (15.08%) DHCP
5 217 (13.64%) LAN
6 209 (13.14%) WAN
7 192 (12.07%) VPN
8 136 (8.55%) VoIP
9 114 (7.17%) SAN
10 66 (4.15%) VLAN
11 65 (4.09%) Wireless
12 59 (3.71%) Internet
12 59 (3.71%) Wi-Fi
13 56 (3.52%) Remote Desktop
13 56 (3.52%) Skype
14 43 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
15 30 (1.89%) Network Security
16 28 (1.76%) ADSL
17 27 (1.70%) Cisco IOS
18 19 (1.19%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (14.46%) SQL Server
2 75 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 47 (2.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 41 (2.58%) SQL Server 2005
5 29 (1.82%) MySQL
6 19 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
7 9 (0.57%) Relational Database
8 7 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (0.31%) Big Data
10 5 (0.31%) Power BI
10 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.13%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.063%) DB2
13 1 (0.063%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.063%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.063%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 34 (2.14%) Visual Studio
2 32 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (1.13%) MSTest
3 18 (1.13%) NUnit
4 7 (0.44%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.44%) LINQPad
4 7 (0.44%) ReSharper
5 6 (0.38%) JIRA
6 5 (0.31%) MSI
6 5 (0.31%) Selenium
6 5 (0.31%) Subversion
6 5 (0.31%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 4 (0.25%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.25%) Plastic SCM
8 2 (0.13%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.13%) WebSpeed
9 1 (0.063%) Ant
9 1 (0.063%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 158 (9.93%) Finance
2 58 (3.65%) Retail
3 55 (3.46%) Telecoms
4 47 (2.95%) Legal
5 44 (2.77%) Banking
6 33 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 30 (1.89%) Law
8 24 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
9 23 (1.45%) Advertising
10 20 (1.26%) Marketing
11 17 (1.07%) Games
12 15 (0.94%) Back Office
12 15 (0.94%) French Language
13 14 (0.88%) German Language
14 12 (0.75%) Publishing
15 9 (0.57%) Electronics
15 9 (0.57%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.31%) Japanese Language
17 3 (0.19%) Investment Banking
18 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 424 (26.65%) Support Engineer
2 420 (26.40%) Analyst
3 382 (24.01%) IT Support
4 258 (16.22%) Support Analyst
5 256 (16.09%) 2nd Line Support
6 196 (12.32%) IT Engineer
7 192 (12.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 177 (11.13%) Desktop Support
9 165 (10.37%) IT Support Engineer
10 163 (10.25%) Service Analyst
11 161 (10.12%) IT Analyst
12 153 (9.62%) Service Desk Analyst
13 150 (9.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 135 (8.49%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 125 (7.86%) 1st Line Support
16 123 (7.73%) Desktop Engineer
17 122 (7.67%) IT Support Analyst
18 98 (6.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 95 (5.97%) Support Technician
20 91 (5.72%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (4.90%) .NET
2 66 (4.15%) HTML
3 61 (3.83%) ASP.NET
4 46 (2.89%) jQuery
5 40 (2.51%) CSS
6 36 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC
7 34 (2.14%) XML
8 26 (1.63%) Web Services
9 25 (1.57%) SOAP
9 25 (1.57%) WCF
10 22 (1.38%) KnockoutJS
11 18 (1.13%) 802.1X
11 18 (1.13%) WinForms
12 15 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 15 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 11 (0.69%) HTML5
14 8 (0.50%) .NET Framework
14 8 (0.50%) ASP.NET Web API
15 7 (0.44%) EDI
15 7 (0.44%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 182 (11.44%) Blackberry
2 94 (5.91%) Driving Licence
3 93 (5.85%) Computer Science
4 60 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
5 59 (3.71%) iPhone
6 54 (3.39%) iPad
7 51 (3.21%) Data Centre
8 38 (2.39%) Management Information System
8 38 (2.39%) Smartphone
9 37 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
10 22 (1.38%) Mathematics
10 22 (1.38%) User Experience
11 20 (1.26%) FMCG
12 15 (0.94%) Mobile Computing
13 14 (0.88%) Client/Server
14 13 (0.82%) Clustering
14 13 (0.82%) Fat Client
14 13 (0.82%) Replication
14 13 (0.82%) Thin Client
14 13 (0.82%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1591 (100.00%) Windows
2 1169 (73.48%) Windows 7
3 738 (46.39%) Windows Server
4 706 (44.37%) Windows 10
5 628 (39.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 625 (39.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 275 (17.28%) Windows XP
8 150 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 114 (7.17%) Mac OS X
10 112 (7.04%) Linux
11 75 (4.71%) Android
12 74 (4.65%) Windows Vista
13 53 (3.33%) Apple iOS
13 53 (3.33%) Mac OS
14 29 (1.82%) Unix
15 28 (1.76%) Windows 2000 Server
16 23 (1.45%) Ubuntu
16 23 (1.45%) Windows Phone
17 19 (1.19%) Windows Mobile
18 16 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (23.95%) ITIL
2 69 (4.34%) Service Management
3 68 (4.27%) Mentoring
4 66 (4.15%) CRM
5 58 (3.65%) Service Delivery
6 57 (3.58%) Agile Software Development
7 56 (3.52%) Project Management
8 55 (3.46%) Migration
9 50 (3.14%) Incident Management
10 43 (2.70%) ITIL V3
11 42 (2.64%) MVC
12 40 (2.51%) Disaster Recovery
13 39 (2.45%) Problem Management
14 38 (2.39%) Time Management
15 37 (2.33%) ITSM
15 37 (2.33%) Scrum
16 33 (2.07%) PRINCE2
17 32 (2.01%) E-Commerce
18 30 (1.89%) Server Virtualisation
19 29 (1.82%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 215 (13.51%) SQL
2 105 (6.60%) PowerShell
3 73 (4.59%) C#
4 60 (3.77%) JavaScript
5 50 (3.14%) VB
6 23 (1.45%) VBScript
7 22 (1.38%) T-SQL
8 12 (0.75%) VB.NET
9 10 (0.63%) VBA
10 9 (0.57%) C
11 8 (0.50%) Java
11 8 (0.50%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.38%) Python
12 6 (0.38%) XAML
13 5 (0.31%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.31%) Perl
13 5 (0.31%) PHP
14 3 (0.19%) C++
14 3 (0.19%) Groovy
15 1 (0.063%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 383 (24.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 229 (14.39%) MCSE
3 195 (12.26%) MCP
4 171 (10.75%) MCSA
5 162 (10.18%) Degree
6 120 (7.54%) MCITP
7 109 (6.85%) Cisco Certification
8 94 (5.91%) CCNA
9 57 (3.58%) Security Cleared
10 44 (2.77%) SC Cleared
11 43 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 40 (2.51%) MCTS
13 26 (1.63%) A+ Certification
13 26 (1.63%) MCDST
14 24 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (0.94%) CCNP
16 14 (0.88%) HND
17 12 (0.75%) DBS Check
18 10 (0.63%) Network+ Certification
19 9 (0.57%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 208 (13.07%) SLA
2 29 (1.82%) QA
3 21 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 1064 (66.88%) Active Directory
2 336 (21.12%) Hyper-V
3 331 (20.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 73 (4.59%) vSphere
5 71 (4.46%) XenApp
6 48 (3.02%) VMware ESX
7 34 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
7 34 (2.14%) XenDesktop
8 26 (1.63%) Virtual Desktop
8 26 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
8 26 (1.63%) VMware Workstation
9 24 (1.51%) Virtual Servers
10 22 (1.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 21 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
11 21 (1.32%) XenServer
12 20 (1.26%) Terminal Services
13 10 (0.63%) Terminal Server
14 9 (0.57%) Firmware
15 6 (0.38%) BitLocker
16 5 (0.31%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 194 (12.19%) SCCM
2 70 (4.40%) Backup Exec
3 39 (2.45%) AirWatch
4 37 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 26 (1.63%) NetBackup
6 25 (1.57%) SCOM
7 21 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
8 16 (1.01%) WSUS
9 15 (0.94%) Casper Suite
10 14 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
11 11 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 11 (0.69%) Nagios
11 11 (0.69%) ZENworks
12 10 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
12 10 (0.63%) SCVMM
13 9 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 9 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 7 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 7 (0.44%) SCSM
15 6 (0.38%) Nessus
Vendors
1 998 (62.73%) Microsoft
2 550 (34.57%) VMware
3 311 (19.55%) Citrix
4 308 (19.36%) Cisco
5 210 (13.20%) Apple
6 118 (7.42%) HP
7 75 (4.71%) Dell
8 57 (3.58%) Avaya
9 49 (3.08%) Symantec
10 40 (2.51%) Veeam
11 37 (2.33%) Sophos
12 32 (2.01%) Meraki
12 32 (2.01%) SonicWALL
13 31 (1.95%) WatchGuard
14 27 (1.70%) Red Hat
15 26 (1.63%) Adobe
16 25 (1.57%) Oracle
16 25 (1.57%) Remedy
17 23 (1.45%) Intel Security
17 23 (1.45%) Wyse
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 17 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £22500 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great company + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Training
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £22k - 27k per year
Posted: 9 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + benefits & training
Posted: Yesterday
Normanton, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £16000.00 - £18000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Rushden, Northamptonshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Element 6 Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £27,500 per annum + Training + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Networkers
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Vadis People
Salary: £45000 - £48000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Premier IT
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Pension, Death in Service, 25 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Etech Partners
Salary: To 40k + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
RM plc
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £21500 - £28500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £18,995
Posted: 2 days ago
Harlow, Essex
RM plc
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Car, Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + bens & training
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum + FULL training
Posted: 4 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM plc
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + car/car allowance, benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum training & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marks Sattin
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Online Resourcing
Salary: Competitive salary depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 4 days ago