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 8 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 246 313 482
Rank change year-on-year
+67 +169
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 1301 1044 460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.20% 0.89% 0.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.53% 3.34% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1100 926 424
Average salary £28,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,600 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,000 £28,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -12.30%

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
28696 31288 30008
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.45% 26.61% 27.42%
Number of salaries quoted 24046 26276 25497
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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 8 July 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 8 July 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
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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 +51 1190 £28,000 -6.66% 150
London +53 436 £31,000 -4.61% 53
South East +35 335 £27,500 -8.33% 36
North West +33 89 £22,000 -4.34% 10
South West -4 79 £26,500 -1.85% 7
Yorkshire +22 74 £25,000 -10.71% 12
City of London +22 72 £29,000 -31.76% 13
Surrey +49 70 £37,500 +38.88% 10
East of England +37 70 £28,500 +11.76% 4
Berkshire +15 70 £27,000 -12.19% 7
West Midlands -7 64 £30,500 +7.01% 21
Hampshire -31 54 £25,000 -19.35% 6
West Yorkshire +24 50 £24,000 -14.28% 9
Kent -6 45 £30,000 -22.07% 7
Manchester +13 41 £26,000 +15.55% 5
East Midlands +17 40 £22,000 -30.70% 6
West Sussex +1 35 £47,500 +90.00% 3
Scotland +37 34 £26,000 -5.45% 6
Leeds +25 34 £30,000 +7.14% 4
Bristol -6 34 £42,500 +30.76% 2
Birmingham -10 34 £35,000 +8.52% 15
Oxfordshire +32 32 £26,000 +13.04% 3
Reading -3 32 £23,500 -27.69% 4
Buckinghamshire +25 26 £23,375 -9.22%
Oxford +16 26 £25,500 -26.61% 1
Wiltshire +3 25 £28,000 +9.80%
Crawley +8 23 £50,000 +100.00% 2
Cheshire +11 19 £20,000 -37.98% 4
Guildford +25 18 £27,500 - 4
Milton Keynes +5 18 £23,250 -15.45%

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 2665 (100.00%) Windows
2 1693 (63.53%) Windows 7
3 1614 (60.56%) Microsoft
4 1525 (57.22%) Active Directory
5 1108 (41.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 1027 (38.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 1007 (37.79%) MS Office
8 980 (36.77%) MS Exchange
9 880 (33.02%) Windows XP
10 837 (31.41%) VMware
11 833 (31.26%) MS Excel
12 633 (23.75%) Windows Server 2003
13 587 (22.03%) Citrix
14 546 (20.49%) TCP/IP
15 545 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
16 523 (19.62%) Firewall
17 517 (19.40%) Microsoft Certification
18 505 (18.95%) ITIL
19 490 (18.39%) DNS
20 474 (17.79%) Cisco
21 424 (15.91%) DHCP
22 407 (15.27%) Exchange Server 2010
23 399 (14.97%) SQL
24 390 (14.63%) Blackberry
25 376 (14.11%) Hyper-V
26 360 (13.51%) SLA
27 353 (13.25%) SQL Server
28 332 (12.46%) Office 365
29 325 (12.20%) VPN
30 324 (12.16%) LAN

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 July 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
1 980 (36.77%) MS Exchange
2 407 (15.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 312 (11.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 241 (9.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 198 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2003
6 173 (6.49%) SharePoint
7 153 (5.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 147 (5.52%) IIS
9 91 (3.41%) Lync
10 56 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2000
11 31 (1.16%) Apache
12 29 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
13 25 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
14 17 (0.64%) WorkSite
15 16 (0.60%) Lotus Domino
16 12 (0.45%) Tomcat
17 9 (0.34%) IBM Notes
18 7 (0.26%) WordPress
19 6 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
20 5 (0.19%) JOnAS
Applications
1 1007 (37.79%) MS Office
2 833 (31.26%) MS Excel
3 29 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.34%) MS Project
5 9 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.15%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.075%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.075%) HipChat
9 2 (0.075%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.038%) InDesign
10 1 (0.038%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 23 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.26%) Sage 200
4 7 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.11%) HiPortfolio
7 2 (0.075%) MFGPRO
8 1 (0.038%) Summit
8 1 (0.038%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.038%) Cognos Controller
8 1 (0.038%) Retail-J
8 1 (0.038%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 332 (12.46%) Office 365
2 76 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (1.58%) Google Apps
4 26 (0.98%) Mimecast
5 16 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
7 12 (0.45%) SaaS
8 8 (0.30%) PaaS
9 6 (0.23%) IaaS
10 5 (0.19%) Google Drive
11 4 (0.15%) Symantec.cloud
12 3 (0.11%) Dropbox
13 2 (0.075%) Google Analytics
14 1 (0.038%) Route 53
14 1 (0.038%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 546 (20.49%) TCP/IP
2 523 (19.62%) Firewall
3 490 (18.39%) DNS
4 424 (15.91%) DHCP
5 325 (12.20%) VPN
6 324 (12.16%) LAN
7 317 (11.89%) WAN
8 246 (9.23%) SAN
9 213 (7.99%) VoIP
10 170 (6.38%) Wireless
11 143 (5.37%) Internet
12 100 (3.75%) Wi-Fi
13 90 (3.38%) VLAN
14 58 (2.18%) NAS
15 46 (1.73%) Cisco IOS
16 40 (1.50%) ADSL
17 34 (1.28%) Ethernet
18 30 (1.13%) iSCSI
19 27 (1.01%) Intranet
19 27 (1.01%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 353 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 54 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 40 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 37 (1.39%) Relational Database
4 37 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 33 (1.24%) MySQL
6 14 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
8 8 (0.30%) NoSQL
9 7 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.26%) RDBMS
9 7 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (0.19%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.15%) DB2
11 4 (0.15%) MS Access
12 3 (0.11%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.11%) Informix
12 3 (0.11%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 64 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 58 (2.18%) Visual Studio
3 27 (1.01%) ReSharper
4 26 (0.98%) MSI
5 20 (0.75%) SpecFlow
6 18 (0.68%) Git (software)
7 15 (0.56%) LINQPad
8 13 (0.49%) Subversion
9 12 (0.45%) Selenium
10 9 (0.34%) Fiddler
10 9 (0.34%) MSBuild
10 9 (0.34%) WebDriver
11 8 (0.30%) InstallShield
11 8 (0.30%) Plastic SCM
12 7 (0.26%) JIRA
12 7 (0.26%) PowerBuilder
13 5 (0.19%) Apache Ivy
14 4 (0.15%) Yeoman
14 4 (0.15%) Appium
14 4 (0.15%) AdminStudio
General
1 295 (11.07%) Finance
2 71 (2.66%) Telecoms
3 63 (2.36%) Law
4 61 (2.29%) Legal
5 59 (2.21%) Retail
6 56 (2.10%) Banking
7 54 (2.03%) Games
8 47 (1.76%) Advertising
9 42 (1.58%) Manufacturing
10 40 (1.50%) Marketing
11 24 (0.90%) Back Office
12 18 (0.68%) Publishing
13 14 (0.53%) Electronics
14 13 (0.49%) German Language
15 11 (0.41%) Automotive
16 10 (0.38%) Aerospace
16 10 (0.38%) Multimedia
17 9 (0.34%) Financial Institution
18 8 (0.30%) Japanese Language
19 7 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 685 (25.70%) Support Engineer
2 576 (21.61%) Analyst
3 448 (16.81%) IT Support
4 346 (12.98%) Support Analyst
5 337 (12.65%) 2nd Line Support
6 239 (8.97%) Desktop Support
7 169 (6.34%) IT Support Engineer
8 167 (6.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 157 (5.89%) Technical Support
9 157 (5.89%) 1st Line Support
10 153 (5.74%) Service Desk Analyst
11 152 (5.70%) Service Analyst
12 144 (5.40%) 3rd Line Support
13 140 (5.25%) Developer
14 138 (5.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 129 (4.84%) Consultant
16 119 (4.47%) Support Technician
17 116 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
18 103 (3.86%) Help Desk Support
19 96 (3.60%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (4.95%) .NET
2 103 (3.86%) HTML
3 83 (3.11%) CSS
4 78 (2.93%) ASP.NET
5 59 (2.21%) jQuery
6 49 (1.84%) Application Packaging
7 40 (1.50%) XML
8 39 (1.46%) HTML5
9 38 (1.43%) JSON
10 36 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
11 33 (1.24%) Web Services
12 27 (1.01%) .NET Framework
13 26 (0.98%) WPF
14 24 (0.90%) CSS3
15 22 (0.83%) WCF
16 19 (0.71%) KnockoutJS
16 19 (0.71%) REST
17 14 (0.53%) SOAP
18 13 (0.49%) Ajax
19 12 (0.45%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 390 (14.63%) Blackberry
2 171 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 164 (6.15%) iPhone
4 86 (3.23%) Data Centre
5 77 (2.89%) iPad
6 67 (2.51%) Replication
7 59 (2.21%) Fat Client
7 59 (2.21%) Thin Client
8 53 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
9 52 (1.95%) Management Information System
10 35 (1.31%) User Experience
11 34 (1.28%) PDA
12 32 (1.20%) Mobile App
13 31 (1.16%) Computer Science
14 22 (0.83%) Clustering
15 21 (0.79%) Statistics
15 21 (0.79%) Smartphone
16 20 (0.75%) Private Cloud
17 17 (0.64%) CCTV
18 16 (0.60%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2665 (100.00%) Windows
2 1693 (63.53%) Windows 7
3 1108 (41.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 1027 (38.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 880 (33.02%) Windows XP
6 633 (23.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 288 (10.81%) Android
8 270 (10.13%) Windows Vista
9 267 (10.02%) Mac OS X
10 257 (9.64%) Linux
11 187 (7.02%) Apple iOS
12 85 (3.19%) Mac OS
13 75 (2.81%) Windows 2000 Server
14 56 (2.10%) Windows Phone
15 54 (2.03%) Windows Mobile
16 50 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 50 (1.88%) UNIX
17 33 (1.24%) Solaris
18 26 (0.98%) Windows 2000
18 26 (0.98%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 505 (18.95%) ITIL
2 203 (7.62%) Service Delivery
3 126 (4.73%) Agile Software Development
4 114 (4.28%) Problem Management
5 106 (3.98%) Project Management
6 96 (3.60%) CRM
7 92 (3.45%) Mentoring
8 83 (3.11%) TDD
9 78 (2.93%) Time Management
10 72 (2.70%) Migration
11 71 (2.66%) Incident Management
12 68 (2.55%) Service Management
13 63 (2.36%) Line Management
14 62 (2.33%) Kalman Filter
15 61 (2.29%) Mobile Device Management
16 58 (2.18%) MVC
17 55 (2.06%) Scrum
18 52 (1.95%) MVVM
19 49 (1.84%) Pair Programming
20 47 (1.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 399 (14.97%) SQL
2 153 (5.74%) C#
3 143 (5.37%) PowerShell
4 88 (3.30%) JavaScript
5 57 (2.14%) Java
6 54 (2.03%) XAML
7 53 (1.99%) C
8 44 (1.65%) T-SQL
9 38 (1.43%) VB
10 27 (1.01%) VB.NET
11 25 (0.94%) C++
12 19 (0.71%) PHP
12 19 (0.71%) Python
13 17 (0.64%) VBScript
14 10 (0.38%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.34%) TypeScript
16 8 (0.30%) Perl
17 7 (0.26%) Uniface
18 6 (0.23%) Bash Shell
19 5 (0.19%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 517 (19.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 295 (11.07%) MCSE
3 222 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 216 (8.11%) CCNA
5 203 (7.62%) MCITP
6 201 (7.54%) MCP
7 181 (6.79%) Degree
8 138 (5.18%) MCSA
9 108 (4.05%) MCTS
10 76 (2.85%) A+ Certification
11 55 (2.06%) Security Cleared
12 54 (2.03%) Network+ Certification
13 49 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 48 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
15 41 (1.54%) SC Cleared
16 24 (0.90%) MOS
16 24 (0.90%) CCNP
17 23 (0.86%) ISEB
17 23 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 21 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 360 (13.51%) SLA
2 55 (2.06%) QA
3 13 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1525 (57.22%) Active Directory
2 545 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 376 (14.11%) Hyper-V
4 153 (5.74%) XenApp
5 138 (5.18%) vSphere
6 86 (3.23%) Terminal Services
7 73 (2.74%) XenDesktop
8 61 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
9 57 (2.14%) XenServer
10 54 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
11 38 (1.43%) VMware ESX
12 22 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
13 21 (0.79%) ISA Server
14 15 (0.56%) Terminal Server
15 13 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 13 (0.49%) VMware Server
16 6 (0.23%) Xen
16 6 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 6 (0.23%) Firmware
17 5 (0.19%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 310 (11.63%) SCCM
2 123 (4.62%) Backup Exec
3 49 (1.84%) SCOM
4 47 (1.76%) WSUS
5 37 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
6 22 (0.83%) BladeLogic
7 20 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
8 11 (0.41%) ZENworks
8 11 (0.41%) Nagios
9 10 (0.38%) EdgeSight
10 9 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 8 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 8 (0.30%) XenMobile
11 8 (0.30%) NetBackup
11 8 (0.30%) Casper Suite
12 7 (0.26%) SCOrch
12 7 (0.26%) SCSM
13 6 (0.23%) Windows Intune
14 5 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 5 (0.19%) DameWare
Vendors
1 1614 (60.56%) Microsoft
2 837 (31.41%) VMware
3 587 (22.03%) Citrix
4 474 (17.79%) Cisco
5 322 (12.08%) Apple
6 202 (7.58%) HP
7 115 (4.32%) Symantec
8 110 (4.13%) Dell
9 101 (3.79%) Avaya
10 73 (2.74%) Red Hat
11 69 (2.59%) Veeam
12 62 (2.33%) Juniper
13 61 (2.29%) Oracle
14 50 (1.88%) Adobe
15 48 (1.80%) Sophos
16 45 (1.69%) McAfee
16 45 (1.69%) NetApp
17 41 (1.54%) SonicWALL
18 40 (1.50%) Google
19 39 (1.46%) Bloomberg
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