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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 242 307 490
Rank change year-on-year
+65 +183
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 1321 1047 462
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.21% 0.89% 0.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.59% 3.34% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1121 917 420
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 £21,000 £21,025 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,950 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £29,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-5.17% -10.76%

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
28810 31338 29723
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.31% 26.79% 27.34%
Number of salaries quoted 24177 26170 25172
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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 £36,500 £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 31 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 31 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
(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 +58 1213 £28,000 -6.66% 147
London +62 460 £30,231 -6.98% 56
South East +21 341 £27,500 -8.33% 37
North West +19 93 £22,500 -4.25% 14
Surrey +57 86 £37,500 +29.31% 4
West Midlands -13 72 £33,750 +12.50% 6
City of London +29 70 £30,000 -9.09% 14
East of England +22 70 £28,000 -6.66% 10
South West -17 69 £28,000 +1.81% 7
Yorkshire +21 66 £25,000 -6.54% 9
Berkshire +2 66 £27,000 - 8
Hampshire -26 53 £25,000 -19.35% 3
Birmingham -1 49 £35,000 +6.06% 3
Manchester +22 46 £26,000 +11.82% 7
Kent -1 41 £30,000 -25.92% 4
East Midlands +12 39 £22,500 -18.18% 8
West Yorkshire +29 38 £22,500 -11.76% 5
Scotland +46 37 £28,000 +1.81% 2
West Sussex +27 36 £50,000 +100.00% 6
Bristol 0 35 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Oxfordshire +24 32 £26,000 +5.05% 2
Reading +4 29 £27,500 -15.38% 4
Oxford +14 26 £26,000 - 1
Crawley +7 26 £50,000 +100.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +13 25 £25,250 +40.27% 7
Leeds +26 23 £24,500 -12.50% 4
Wiltshire +6 20 £28,000 +25.84%
Cheshire +3 19 £20,000 -37.98% 2
Fraserburgh - 18 £20,500 - 1
Aberdeenshire - 18 £20,500 - 1

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 2571 (100.00%) Windows
2 1590 (61.84%) Windows 7
3 1551 (60.33%) Microsoft
4 1461 (56.83%) Active Directory
5 1056 (41.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 1012 (39.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 978 (38.04%) MS Office
8 951 (36.99%) MS Exchange
9 827 (32.17%) Windows XP
10 797 (31.00%) VMware
11 775 (30.14%) MS Excel
12 596 (23.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 522 (20.30%) TCP/IP
14 521 (20.26%) VMware Infrastructure
15 520 (20.23%) Citrix
16 504 (19.60%) Firewall
17 488 (18.98%) Microsoft Certification
18 481 (18.71%) DNS
19 465 (18.09%) ITIL
20 458 (17.81%) Cisco
21 419 (16.30%) SQL
22 404 (15.71%) DHCP
23 388 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2010
24 369 (14.35%) Blackberry
25 364 (14.16%) Hyper-V
26 339 (13.19%) SLA
27 336 (13.07%) SQL Server
28 322 (12.52%) Office 365
29 313 (12.17%) VPN
29 313 (12.17%) Exchange Server 2013

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 951 (36.99%) MS Exchange
2 388 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 313 (12.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 234 (9.10%) Exchange Server 2007
5 176 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2003
6 171 (6.65%) SharePoint
7 149 (5.80%) IIS
8 143 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 78 (3.03%) Lync
10 56 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2000
11 32 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
12 30 (1.17%) Apache
13 25 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
14 15 (0.58%) WorkSite
15 14 (0.54%) Lotus Domino
16 13 (0.51%) Tomcat
17 8 (0.31%) WordPress
18 7 (0.27%) Node.js
19 6 (0.23%) IBM Notes
19 6 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 978 (38.04%) MS Office
2 775 (30.14%) MS Excel
3 27 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.39%) MS Project
5 10 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.27%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.078%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.078%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.078%) HipChat
8 2 (0.078%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.039%) InDesign
9 1 (0.039%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 21 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.31%) Sage 200
4 7 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.12%) HiPortfolio
6 3 (0.12%) MFGPRO
7 2 (0.078%) Cognos Controller
7 2 (0.078%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.078%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.039%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.039%) Retail-J
8 1 (0.039%) Summit
8 1 (0.039%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 322 (12.52%) Office 365
2 73 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (1.59%) Google Apps
4 23 (0.89%) Mimecast
5 15 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (0.39%) SaaS
8 6 (0.23%) IaaS
9 5 (0.19%) Symantec.cloud
9 5 (0.19%) PaaS
10 4 (0.16%) Google Drive
11 3 (0.12%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.039%) iPaaS
12 1 (0.039%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.039%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 522 (20.30%) TCP/IP
2 504 (19.60%) Firewall
3 481 (18.71%) DNS
4 404 (15.71%) DHCP
5 313 (12.17%) VPN
6 306 (11.90%) WAN
6 306 (11.90%) LAN
7 245 (9.53%) SAN
8 220 (8.56%) VoIP
9 166 (6.46%) Wireless
10 133 (5.17%) Internet
11 97 (3.77%) Wi-Fi
12 92 (3.58%) VLAN
13 69 (2.68%) NAS
14 46 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
15 43 (1.67%) ADSL
16 41 (1.59%) iSCSI
17 38 (1.48%) Ethernet
18 28 (1.09%) SMTP
19 27 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 336 (13.07%) SQL Server
2 48 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 40 (1.56%) MySQL
3 40 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 39 (1.52%) Relational Database
5 35 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (0.39%) NoSQL
7 10 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
8 9 (0.35%) RDBMS
9 8 (0.31%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
11 6 (0.23%) Informix
12 4 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.16%) MS Access
12 4 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.12%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.078%) IDOL
14 2 (0.078%) DB2
Development Applications
1 91 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 68 (2.64%) Visual Studio
3 29 (1.13%) ReSharper
4 27 (1.05%) MSI
5 23 (0.89%) SpecFlow
6 21 (0.82%) LINQPad
7 19 (0.74%) Git (software)
8 15 (0.58%) Selenium
9 12 (0.47%) Subversion
9 12 (0.47%) WebDriver
10 10 (0.39%) PowerBuilder
11 9 (0.35%) InstallShield
11 9 (0.35%) MSBuild
12 8 (0.31%) Plastic SCM
13 7 (0.27%) JIRA
14 6 (0.23%) Fiddler
14 6 (0.23%) Hudson
14 6 (0.23%) Robotium
14 6 (0.23%) Android Studio
14 6 (0.23%) Appium
General
1 273 (10.62%) Finance
2 77 (2.99%) Telecoms
3 62 (2.41%) Legal
4 60 (2.33%) Games
5 55 (2.14%) Law
6 53 (2.06%) Banking
7 52 (2.02%) Retail
8 45 (1.75%) Advertising
9 42 (1.63%) Manufacturing
10 40 (1.56%) Marketing
11 29 (1.13%) Back Office
12 16 (0.62%) Publishing
13 12 (0.47%) German Language
14 11 (0.43%) Japanese Language
14 11 (0.43%) Aerospace
14 11 (0.43%) Automotive
15 9 (0.35%) Multimedia
16 8 (0.31%) Electronics
16 8 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 643 (25.01%) Support Engineer
2 558 (21.70%) Analyst
3 444 (17.27%) IT Support
4 332 (12.91%) Support Analyst
5 324 (12.60%) 2nd Line Support
6 234 (9.10%) Desktop Support
7 180 (7.00%) IT Support Engineer
8 170 (6.61%) Developer
9 161 (6.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 156 (6.07%) 1st Line Support
11 145 (5.64%) Service Desk Analyst
12 144 (5.60%) Technical Support
12 144 (5.60%) Service Analyst
13 131 (5.10%) 3rd Line Support
14 130 (5.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 117 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
16 108 (4.20%) Support Technician
17 105 (4.08%) Consultant
18 96 (3.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
19 93 (3.62%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (6.22%) .NET
2 107 (4.16%) HTML
3 100 (3.89%) ASP.NET
4 97 (3.77%) CSS
5 79 (3.07%) jQuery
6 48 (1.87%) HTML5
7 46 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
8 45 (1.75%) Application Packaging
9 41 (1.59%) JSON
10 40 (1.56%) XML
11 34 (1.32%) Web Services
12 32 (1.24%) .NET Framework
12 32 (1.24%) CSS3
13 28 (1.09%) KnockoutJS
14 24 (0.93%) WPF
15 21 (0.82%) WCF
16 20 (0.78%) REST
17 18 (0.70%) ASP.NET Web API
18 15 (0.58%) Ajax
18 15 (0.58%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 369 (14.35%) Blackberry
2 158 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 151 (5.87%) iPhone
4 78 (3.03%) iPad
5 77 (2.99%) Data Centre
6 67 (2.61%) Replication
7 55 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
8 54 (2.10%) Management Information System
9 53 (2.06%) Thin Client
9 53 (2.06%) Fat Client
10 34 (1.32%) Computer Science
10 34 (1.32%) User Experience
11 31 (1.21%) PDA
12 28 (1.09%) Mobile App
13 27 (1.05%) Clustering
14 25 (0.97%) Xbox
15 22 (0.86%) Statistics
16 19 (0.74%) Inversion of Control
17 17 (0.66%) CCTV
18 16 (0.62%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2571 (100.00%) Windows
2 1590 (61.84%) Windows 7
3 1056 (41.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 1012 (39.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 827 (32.17%) Windows XP
6 596 (23.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 284 (11.05%) Android
8 262 (10.19%) Mac OS X
9 254 (9.88%) Linux
10 240 (9.33%) Windows Vista
11 189 (7.35%) Apple iOS
12 81 (3.15%) Mac OS
13 72 (2.80%) Windows 2000 Server
14 68 (2.64%) Windows Phone
15 54 (2.10%) UNIX
16 53 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 52 (2.02%) Windows Mobile
18 37 (1.44%) Solaris
19 27 (1.05%) Ubuntu
20 20 (0.78%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 465 (18.09%) ITIL
2 191 (7.43%) Service Delivery
3 144 (5.60%) Agile Software Development
4 114 (4.43%) Project Management
5 108 (4.20%) TDD
6 101 (3.93%) Problem Management
7 94 (3.66%) Mentoring
8 88 (3.42%) CRM
9 79 (3.07%) Time Management
10 70 (2.72%) Migration
11 65 (2.53%) MVC
11 65 (2.53%) Scrum
11 65 (2.53%) MVVM
12 64 (2.49%) Incident Management
12 64 (2.49%) Kalman Filter
13 61 (2.37%) E-Commerce
14 60 (2.33%) Service Management
15 59 (2.29%) Pair Programming
16 58 (2.26%) Line Management
17 54 (2.10%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 419 (16.30%) SQL
2 177 (6.88%) C#
3 133 (5.17%) PowerShell
4 108 (4.20%) JavaScript
5 63 (2.45%) Java
6 59 (2.29%) T-SQL
7 57 (2.22%) XAML
8 52 (2.02%) C
9 39 (1.52%) VB
10 29 (1.13%) C++
11 27 (1.05%) Python
12 23 (0.89%) PHP
13 21 (0.82%) VB.NET
14 20 (0.78%) VBScript
15 11 (0.43%) Shell Script
16 10 (0.39%) Uniface
16 10 (0.39%) Perl
17 7 (0.27%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.27%) Clojure
18 6 (0.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 488 (18.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 268 (10.42%) MCSE
3 197 (7.66%) Cisco Certification
4 191 (7.43%) CCNA
5 186 (7.23%) MCP
6 175 (6.81%) MCITP
7 170 (6.61%) Degree
8 124 (4.82%) MCSA
9 86 (3.35%) MCTS
10 74 (2.88%) A+ Certification
11 57 (2.22%) Security Cleared
12 54 (2.10%) Network+ Certification
13 49 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 44 (1.71%) SC Cleared
15 35 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
16 26 (1.01%) ISEB
16 26 (1.01%) MOS
17 25 (0.97%) CCNP
18 20 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 18 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 339 (13.19%) SLA
2 56 (2.18%) QA
3 11 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1461 (56.83%) Active Directory
2 521 (20.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 364 (14.16%) Hyper-V
4 133 (5.17%) XenApp
5 128 (4.98%) vSphere
6 85 (3.31%) Terminal Services
7 59 (2.29%) XenServer
8 58 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
9 54 (2.10%) XenDesktop
10 40 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
11 39 (1.52%) VMware ESX
12 24 (0.93%) ISA Server
13 17 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
14 14 (0.54%) Terminal Server
15 12 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 8 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 7 (0.27%) VMware Server
18 5 (0.19%) vCloud
18 5 (0.19%) Xen
18 5 (0.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 296 (11.51%) SCCM
2 114 (4.43%) Backup Exec
3 43 (1.67%) SCOM
4 39 (1.52%) WSUS
5 32 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
6 22 (0.86%) BladeLogic
7 18 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
8 11 (0.43%) ZENworks
9 10 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 9 (0.35%) Nagios
11 8 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 8 (0.31%) EdgeSight
12 7 (0.27%) SCOrch
12 7 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 7 (0.27%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.23%) SCSM
13 6 (0.23%) Casper Suite
14 5 (0.19%) XenMobile
14 5 (0.19%) SCVMM
15 4 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1551 (60.33%) Microsoft
2 797 (31.00%) VMware
3 520 (20.23%) Citrix
4 458 (17.81%) Cisco
5 311 (12.10%) Apple
6 198 (7.70%) HP
7 117 (4.55%) Dell
8 111 (4.32%) Symantec
9 110 (4.28%) Avaya
10 77 (2.99%) Red Hat
11 67 (2.61%) Veeam
12 65 (2.53%) Juniper
13 63 (2.45%) Oracle
14 52 (2.02%) SonicWALL
15 49 (1.91%) Adobe
15 49 (1.91%) Sophos
16 43 (1.67%) Polycom
17 42 (1.63%) Mitel
18 39 (1.52%) Bloomberg
18 39 (1.52%) McAfee
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