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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 252 326 503
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +177
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 1238 997 457
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.15% 0.82% 0.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.29% 3.08% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1009 881 417
Average salary £29,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,650 £20,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- -15.38%

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
28876 32335 29588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.72% 26.67% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 24172 27218 25032
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +73 1152 £29,000 -3.33% 156
London +62 453 £32,500 -1.51% 51
South East +35 300 £27,500 -6.77% 39
Yorkshire +40 85 £30,000 +7.14% 6
South West +4 80 £26,500 -1.85% 10
North West +28 77 £22,500 -6.25% 14
City of London +11 70 £35,000 -18.60% 12
Berkshire +34 69 £27,000 +8.00% 7
Hampshire -12 63 £26,500 -11.66% 9
West Yorkshire +39 57 £26,250 -6.25% 4
Surrey +57 55 £37,250 +37.96% 4
East of England +26 51 £29,500 +18.00% 16
East Midlands +34 49 £22,500 -25.00% 9
West Midlands +2 49 £28,750 - 9
Kent +15 45 £30,000 -18.36% 1
Leeds +17 39 £30,000 +7.14% 2
Manchester +11 33 £22,500 -2.17% 7
West Sussex -6 32 £27,000 +8.00% 3
Reading +10 31 £22,500 -2.17% 3
Bristol +8 30 £42,500 +54.54% 2
Wiltshire +6 23 £26,500 -1.85% 4
Scotland +28 21 £20,500 -25.45% 8
Basingstoke +19 19 £25,000 -37.50% 2
Buckinghamshire +8 19 £27,500 +7.84% 9
Cheshire +7 19 £33,500 +11.66% 4
Essex +17 18 £30,000 +3.44% 2
Oxfordshire +4 18 £25,000 -9.90% 4
Wales +7 17 £35,500 +5.18%
Nottinghamshire +7 16 £34,500 +2.98% 2
South Wales +7 16 £35,500 +1.42%

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 2595 (100.00%) Windows
2 1684 (64.89%) Windows 7
3 1583 (61.00%) Microsoft
4 1472 (56.72%) Active Directory
5 1056 (40.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 973 (37.50%) MS Office
7 957 (36.88%) MS Exchange
8 952 (36.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 867 (33.41%) Windows XP
10 799 (30.79%) VMware
11 781 (30.10%) MS Excel
12 621 (23.93%) Windows Server 2003
13 559 (21.54%) Citrix
14 536 (20.66%) TCP/IP
15 530 (20.42%) VMware Infrastructure
16 519 (20.00%) ITIL
16 519 (20.00%) Firewall
17 512 (19.73%) Microsoft Certification
18 482 (18.57%) DNS
19 443 (17.07%) Cisco
20 421 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2010
21 407 (15.68%) DHCP
22 396 (15.26%) Blackberry
23 391 (15.07%) SQL
24 375 (14.45%) Hyper-V
25 358 (13.80%) SQL Server
26 345 (13.29%) SLA
27 337 (12.99%) VPN
28 329 (12.68%) LAN
29 324 (12.49%) SCCM

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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
1 957 (36.88%) MS Exchange
2 421 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 315 (12.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 241 (9.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 209 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2003
6 193 (7.44%) SharePoint
7 157 (6.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 135 (5.20%) IIS
9 116 (4.47%) Lync
10 47 (1.81%) Apache
10 47 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2000
11 30 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
12 28 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
13 17 (0.66%) WorkSite
14 16 (0.62%) Tomcat
15 15 (0.58%) Lotus Domino
16 9 (0.35%) IBM Notes
17 7 (0.27%) Node.js
18 6 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
19 4 (0.15%) CMS
Applications
1 973 (37.50%) MS Office
2 781 (30.10%) MS Excel
3 24 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (0.27%) AutoCAD
6 6 (0.23%) MS Project
7 4 (0.15%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.077%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.077%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.077%) HipChat
9 1 (0.039%) InDesign
9 1 (0.039%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 18 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
3 7 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.23%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.12%) HiPortfolio
6 2 (0.077%) MFGPRO
6 2 (0.077%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.077%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.039%) Cognos Controller
7 1 (0.039%) Retail-J
7 1 (0.039%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.039%) Summit
7 1 (0.039%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.039%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 298 (11.48%) Office 365
2 76 (2.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (1.62%) Google Apps
4 30 (1.16%) Mimecast
5 16 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
7 12 (0.46%) SaaS
8 11 (0.42%) PaaS
9 6 (0.23%) IaaS
10 5 (0.19%) Google Drive
11 4 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.12%) Dropbox
13 2 (0.077%) Symantec.cloud
14 1 (0.039%) iPaaS
14 1 (0.039%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.039%) Google Analytics
14 1 (0.039%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 536 (20.66%) TCP/IP
2 519 (20.00%) Firewall
3 482 (18.57%) DNS
4 407 (15.68%) DHCP
5 337 (12.99%) VPN
6 329 (12.68%) LAN
7 309 (11.91%) WAN
8 239 (9.21%) SAN
9 176 (6.78%) VoIP
10 149 (5.74%) Internet
11 132 (5.09%) Wireless
12 83 (3.20%) Wi-Fi
12 83 (3.20%) VLAN
13 54 (2.08%) ADSL
14 46 (1.77%) NAS
15 41 (1.58%) Cisco IOS
16 31 (1.19%) SMTP
17 27 (1.04%) Ethernet
18 26 (1.00%) Intranet
19 25 (0.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 358 (13.80%) SQL Server
2 64 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 39 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 32 (1.23%) Relational Database
5 24 (0.92%) MySQL
6 18 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
7 8 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (0.27%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.23%) Data Mining
9 6 (0.23%) RDBMS
9 6 (0.23%) Big Data
10 5 (0.19%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.15%) DB2
12 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.12%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.12%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (0.077%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 53 (2.04%) Visual Studio
2 39 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (0.92%) ReSharper
4 22 (0.85%) MSI
5 18 (0.69%) Git (software)
6 13 (0.50%) MSBuild
7 12 (0.46%) Subversion
8 11 (0.42%) LINQPad
9 10 (0.39%) LoadRunner
9 10 (0.39%) SpecFlow
10 9 (0.35%) JIRA
10 9 (0.35%) Fiddler
11 8 (0.31%) Rational Performance Tester
11 8 (0.31%) Facilita Forecast
11 8 (0.31%) Plastic SCM
12 7 (0.27%) InstallShield
13 5 (0.19%) Appium
13 5 (0.19%) Apache Ivy
13 5 (0.19%) Jenkins
13 5 (0.19%) AdminStudio
General
1 291 (11.21%) Finance
2 73 (2.81%) Law
3 68 (2.62%) Retail
4 66 (2.54%) Telecoms
5 62 (2.39%) Legal
6 56 (2.16%) Advertising
7 55 (2.12%) Banking
8 47 (1.81%) Games
9 36 (1.39%) Marketing
10 35 (1.35%) Manufacturing
11 24 (0.92%) Back Office
12 23 (0.89%) Electronics
13 19 (0.73%) Publishing
14 9 (0.35%) German Language
15 8 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.31%) Spanish Language
16 7 (0.27%) French Language
16 7 (0.27%) Front Office
16 7 (0.27%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 672 (25.90%) Support Engineer
2 569 (21.93%) Analyst
3 411 (15.84%) IT Support
4 327 (12.60%) Support Analyst
5 310 (11.95%) 2nd Line Support
6 221 (8.52%) Desktop Support
7 167 (6.44%) Service Analyst
7 167 (6.44%) Service Desk Analyst
8 157 (6.05%) Consultant
9 155 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 154 (5.93%) Technical Support
11 143 (5.51%) 1st Line Support
12 138 (5.32%) IT Support Engineer
13 134 (5.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 133 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
15 128 (4.93%) Developer
16 113 (4.35%) Support Technician
17 104 (4.01%) Desktop Engineer
18 103 (3.97%) IT Support Analyst
19 93 (3.58%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (4.89%) .NET
2 104 (4.01%) HTML
3 84 (3.24%) CSS
4 73 (2.81%) ASP.NET
5 54 (2.08%) Application Packaging
6 46 (1.77%) jQuery
7 43 (1.66%) XML
8 38 (1.46%) JSON
9 37 (1.43%) Web Services
10 35 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
10 35 (1.35%) .NET Framework
11 32 (1.23%) WPF
12 28 (1.08%) HTML5
13 23 (0.89%) WCF
14 21 (0.81%) REST
15 19 (0.73%) Ajax
16 18 (0.69%) LINQ
17 17 (0.66%) AngularJS
18 16 (0.62%) MAPI
18 16 (0.62%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 396 (15.26%) Blackberry
2 179 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 155 (5.97%) iPhone
4 81 (3.12%) Data Centre
5 65 (2.50%) Fat Client
5 65 (2.50%) Thin Client
6 62 (2.39%) iPad
7 61 (2.35%) Replication
8 53 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
9 50 (1.93%) Management Information System
10 41 (1.58%) PDA
11 39 (1.50%) Private Cloud
12 36 (1.39%) Mobile App
13 34 (1.31%) User Experience
14 32 (1.23%) Computer Science
15 28 (1.08%) Hedge funds
16 26 (1.00%) Clustering
17 23 (0.89%) 3D Printing
18 19 (0.73%) Smartphone
19 16 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2595 (100.00%) Windows
2 1684 (64.89%) Windows 7
3 1056 (40.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 952 (36.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 867 (33.41%) Windows XP
6 621 (23.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 267 (10.29%) Android
8 257 (9.90%) Windows Vista
9 250 (9.63%) Mac OS X
10 247 (9.52%) Linux
11 181 (6.97%) Apple iOS
12 85 (3.28%) Mac OS
13 70 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
14 61 (2.35%) UNIX
15 59 (2.27%) Windows Phone
16 47 (1.81%) Windows Mobile
16 47 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 32 (1.23%) Solaris
18 27 (1.04%) Ubuntu
19 24 (0.92%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 519 (20.00%) ITIL
2 195 (7.51%) Service Delivery
3 109 (4.20%) Agile Software Development
4 105 (4.05%) Problem Management
5 95 (3.66%) Project Management
6 94 (3.62%) CRM
7 93 (3.58%) Mentoring
8 86 (3.31%) Migration
9 75 (2.89%) Incident Management
10 66 (2.54%) Time Management
11 65 (2.50%) Service Management
12 59 (2.27%) TDD
12 59 (2.27%) Patch Management
13 58 (2.24%) Kalman Filter
14 57 (2.20%) MVC
15 56 (2.16%) Line Management
16 55 (2.12%) Mobile Device Management
17 51 (1.97%) PRINCE2
18 49 (1.89%) SDLC
19 45 (1.73%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 391 (15.07%) SQL
2 161 (6.20%) PowerShell
3 134 (5.16%) C#
4 87 (3.35%) JavaScript
5 54 (2.08%) XAML
6 48 (1.85%) Java
7 38 (1.46%) C
7 38 (1.46%) T-SQL
8 36 (1.39%) VB
9 35 (1.35%) VB.NET
10 15 (0.58%) Python
10 15 (0.58%) PHP
11 14 (0.54%) VBScript
12 13 (0.50%) Objective-C
13 10 (0.39%) C++
13 10 (0.39%) Shell Script
14 9 (0.35%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.19%) Uniface
15 5 (0.19%) Perl
16 4 (0.15%) VB6
Qualifications
1 512 (19.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 312 (12.02%) MCSE
3 213 (8.21%) Cisco Certification
4 210 (8.09%) MCITP
5 205 (7.90%) CCNA
6 188 (7.24%) MCP
7 167 (6.44%) Degree
8 145 (5.59%) MCSA
9 127 (4.89%) MCTS
10 70 (2.70%) A+ Certification
11 52 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
11 52 (2.00%) Network+ Certification
12 50 (1.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 47 (1.81%) Security Cleared
14 32 (1.23%) SC Cleared
15 22 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
15 22 (0.85%) CCNP
16 21 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 20 (0.77%) MCDST
18 17 (0.66%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 345 (13.29%) SLA
2 44 (1.70%) QA
3 14 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.46%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1472 (56.72%) Active Directory
2 530 (20.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 375 (14.45%) Hyper-V
4 169 (6.51%) XenApp
5 131 (5.05%) vSphere
6 80 (3.08%) Terminal Services
7 79 (3.04%) XenDesktop
8 63 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
9 61 (2.35%) XenServer
10 59 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 35 (1.35%) VMware ESX
12 21 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
13 16 (0.62%) Terminal Server
13 16 (0.62%) ISA Server
14 10 (0.39%) VMware Server
15 9 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 7 (0.27%) Firmware
17 6 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 6 (0.23%) Xen
18 4 (0.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 324 (12.49%) SCCM
2 138 (5.32%) Backup Exec
3 65 (2.50%) SCOM
4 56 (2.16%) WSUS
5 48 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
6 21 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
7 17 (0.66%) SCVMM
8 16 (0.62%) BladeLogic
9 14 (0.54%) SCOrch
10 11 (0.42%) EdgeSight
10 11 (0.42%) Nagios
11 9 (0.35%) Casper Suite
11 9 (0.35%) XenMobile
11 9 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 8 (0.31%) DameWare
12 8 (0.31%) NetBackup
13 7 (0.27%) SCSM
14 6 (0.23%) ZENworks
14 6 (0.23%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 1583 (61.00%) Microsoft
2 799 (30.79%) VMware
3 559 (21.54%) Citrix
4 443 (17.07%) Cisco
5 311 (11.98%) Apple
6 212 (8.17%) HP
7 135 (5.20%) Symantec
8 101 (3.89%) Avaya
9 96 (3.70%) Dell
10 76 (2.93%) Oracle
11 73 (2.81%) Red Hat
12 72 (2.77%) Veeam
13 59 (2.27%) McAfee
14 55 (2.12%) NetApp
15 51 (1.97%) Juniper
16 48 (1.85%) EMC
17 47 (1.81%) Adobe
18 43 (1.66%) Sophos
19 41 (1.58%) Google
20 35 (1.35%) SonicWALL
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £18k to £32k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
CPS Group UK
Salary: £20k - 30k per year + Excellence Benefits Package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40-50k DOE
Posted: 11 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £20k - 23k per year + Pension and BUPA
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Annapurna
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Middlesex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Premier IT
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Lisburn, County Antrim
Computer People
Posted: 23 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Travel Season Ticket Loan+Bupa Health
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £12.00 - £14.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Pertemps (Redditch Commercial)
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Orbit
Salary: From £21,970 to £24,411 per annum (depending on experience)
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + bonus+benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier IT
Posted: Yesterday