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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 281 444 824
Rank change year-on-year
+163 +380
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 1086 548 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 0.51% 0.061%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.59% 1.88% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 912 473 68
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £52,750 £73,000
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-13.84% +8.33%

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
30224 29213 32609
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 27.21% 28.02%
Number of salaries quoted 24983 24914 27834
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 1 October 2014 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 1 October 2014. 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 +150 1036 £30,000 -14.28% 145
London +138 418 £35,000 -12.50% 58
South East +109 281 £27,500 -19.11% 37
West Midlands +41 87 £36,000 -7.09% 5
City of London +68 85 £37,500 +7.14% 18
Hampshire +49 82 £32,500 - 8
Surrey +38 80 £28,000 - 12
Yorkshire +6 67 £28,000 +47.36% 11
East of England +20 64 £27,750 -11.20% 10
South West +10 60 £29,500 +5.35% 9
Berkshire +37 58 £27,500 - 7
Birmingham +34 55 £60,000 +69.00% 4
North West -14 46 £27,500 -21.42% 7
West Yorkshire +5 43 £26,500 +39.47% 6
Basingstoke - 27 £33,500 - 1
Dorking - 27 £23,500 - 5
East Midlands -2 26 £26,500 -26.89% 6
Hertfordshire -4 26 £25,500 -21.53% 3
Leeds -2 25 £27,000 -16.92% 4
Reigate - 24 £47,500 -
Oxfordshire +22 22 £26,000 +20.93% 1
Reading +16 21 £28,000 +40.00% 2
Manchester -24 21 £27,500 -21.42% 6
Southampton +23 20 £25,500 -49.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -1 20 £18,000 -48.57% 5
Somerset +2 19 £23,000 -34.28% 3
Bracknell +9 18 £26,000 -56.66% 2
Essex +15 16 £28,000 -6.66% 2
Cheshire -10 16 £34,000 +22.52%
South Yorkshire - 16 £37,500 - 1

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 2160 (100.00%) Windows
2 1325 (61.34%) Microsoft
3 1245 (57.64%) Windows 7
4 1101 (50.97%) Active Directory
5 898 (41.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 810 (37.50%) MS Exchange
7 746 (34.54%) MS Office
8 700 (32.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 655 (30.32%) MS Excel
10 650 (30.09%) Windows XP
11 594 (27.50%) VMware
12 556 (25.74%) Windows Server 2003
13 513 (23.75%) DNS
14 438 (20.28%) SQL Server
15 434 (20.09%) Firewall
16 430 (19.91%) TCP/IP
17 421 (19.49%) SQL
18 412 (19.07%) VMware Infrastructure
19 411 (19.03%) Microsoft Certification
20 405 (18.75%) Cisco
21 403 (18.66%) Citrix
22 396 (18.33%) Exchange Server 2010
23 387 (17.92%) DHCP
24 348 (16.11%) ITIL
25 307 (14.21%) Hyper-V
26 275 (12.73%) Finance
27 272 (12.59%) Apple
28 271 (12.55%) VPN
29 268 (12.41%) LAN
30 265 (12.27%) Exchange Server 2013

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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
1 810 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 396 (18.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 265 (12.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 228 (10.56%) SharePoint
5 225 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 154 (7.13%) IIS
7 153 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2003
8 129 (5.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 97 (4.49%) Lync
10 45 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
10 45 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2000
11 31 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
12 28 (1.30%) Tomcat
13 24 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
13 24 (1.11%) IBM Notes
14 21 (0.97%) Apache
14 21 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
15 20 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
16 13 (0.60%) WorkSite
17 11 (0.51%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 746 (34.54%) MS Office
2 655 (30.32%) MS Excel
3 24 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (0.69%) Photoshop
6 13 (0.60%) MS Project
7 8 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.19%) Maya
8 4 (0.19%) 3ds Max
8 4 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.19%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.14%) InDesign
10 1 (0.046%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.046%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 35 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.51%) Eikon
3 11 (0.51%) Dynamics GP
4 9 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.28%) Agresso
6 4 (0.19%) Line 50
6 4 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.14%) Sage 50
7 3 (0.14%) RMDS
7 3 (0.14%) Cognos Controller
8 2 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.093%) assyst
8 2 (0.093%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.046%) Exchequer
9 1 (0.046%) Magento
9 1 (0.046%) Sage MMS
Cloud Services
1 192 (8.89%) Office 365
2 63 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (1.57%) SaaS
4 18 (0.83%) IaaS
5 14 (0.65%) GitHub
6 8 (0.37%) Google Apps
6 8 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.046%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.046%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 513 (23.75%) DNS
2 434 (20.09%) Firewall
3 430 (19.91%) TCP/IP
4 387 (17.92%) DHCP
5 271 (12.55%) VPN
6 268 (12.41%) LAN
7 264 (12.22%) WAN
8 149 (6.90%) SAN
9 134 (6.20%) Internet
10 117 (5.42%) VoIP
11 65 (3.01%) Wireless
12 64 (2.96%) Wi-Fi
13 53 (2.45%) Network Security
14 41 (1.90%) NAS
14 41 (1.90%) VLAN
15 39 (1.81%) Cisco IOS
16 31 (1.44%) Intranet
16 31 (1.44%) ADSL
17 27 (1.25%) FTP
18 25 (1.16%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 438 (20.28%) SQL Server
2 97 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 82 (3.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 58 (2.69%) MySQL
5 49 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 34 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 27 (1.25%) SQLite
8 22 (1.02%) MS Access
9 21 (0.97%) Relational Database
10 17 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (0.32%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.28%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.23%) QlikView
14 4 (0.19%) Pentaho
15 3 (0.14%) PowerCenter
15 3 (0.14%) Data Mining
15 3 (0.14%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 54 (2.50%) Visual Studio
2 51 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 47 (2.18%) JIRA
4 46 (2.13%) Git (software)
5 41 (1.90%) MSI
6 34 (1.57%) Ant
7 26 (1.20%) Subversion
8 25 (1.16%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 23 (1.06%) Xcode
10 21 (0.97%) WiX
11 20 (0.93%) MSBuild
12 19 (0.88%) NUnit
12 19 (0.88%) NuGet
12 19 (0.88%) Ranorex
12 19 (0.88%) MSTest
13 12 (0.56%) InstallShield
14 8 (0.37%) SoapUI
15 5 (0.23%) Eclipse
15 5 (0.23%) Selenium
16 4 (0.19%) ReSharper
General
1 275 (12.73%) Finance
2 93 (4.31%) Legal
3 74 (3.43%) Telecoms
4 62 (2.87%) Banking
5 59 (2.73%) Law
6 44 (2.04%) Marketing
6 44 (2.04%) Retail
7 21 (0.97%) Back Office
8 17 (0.79%) Advertising
9 15 (0.69%) Games
10 14 (0.65%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.56%) Multimedia
12 11 (0.51%) Electronics
13 10 (0.46%) French Language
14 9 (0.42%) Military
14 9 (0.42%) German Language
15 8 (0.37%) Investment Banking
15 8 (0.37%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.32%) Local Government
17 4 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 493 (22.82%) Support Engineer
2 432 (20.00%) Analyst
3 314 (14.54%) 2nd Line Support
4 270 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 270 (12.50%) IT Support
5 194 (8.98%) Developer
6 164 (7.59%) Desktop Support
7 156 (7.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 143 (6.62%) IT Support Engineer
9 134 (6.20%) 3rd Line Support
10 105 (4.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 96 (4.44%) Technical Support
12 94 (4.35%) Administrator
13 86 (3.98%) 1st Line Support
14 82 (3.80%) Service Analyst
15 80 (3.70%) Team Leader
16 79 (3.66%) Service Desk Analyst
17 75 (3.47%) Consultant
17 75 (3.47%) Systems Administrator
18 59 (2.73%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (8.24%) .NET
2 173 (8.01%) HTML
3 168 (7.78%) CSS
4 90 (4.17%) jQuery
5 89 (4.12%) ASP.NET
6 75 (3.47%) HTML5
7 72 (3.33%) XML
8 52 (2.41%) Ajax
9 46 (2.13%) AngularJS
10 44 (2.04%) WCF
11 40 (1.85%) JSON
12 39 (1.81%) Application Packaging
13 35 (1.62%) Silverlight
14 34 (1.57%) Web Services
15 33 (1.53%) PhoneGap
16 31 (1.44%) WPF
17 29 (1.34%) LAMP
18 25 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
19 23 (1.06%) X-Windows
20 22 (1.02%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 246 (11.39%) Blackberry
2 137 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
3 89 (4.12%) iPhone
3 89 (4.12%) Mobile App
4 75 (3.47%) Management Information System
5 59 (2.73%) User Experience
6 53 (2.45%) Computer Science
7 50 (2.31%) iPad
8 48 (2.22%) Clustering
8 48 (2.22%) Thin Client
8 48 (2.22%) Fat Client
9 31 (1.44%) N-Tier
10 22 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
11 20 (0.93%) Digital Media
12 16 (0.74%) Client/Server
13 15 (0.69%) EPoS
13 15 (0.69%) Open Source
14 14 (0.65%) Mathematics
14 14 (0.65%) Kindle
15 12 (0.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2160 (100.00%) Windows
2 1245 (57.64%) Windows 7
3 898 (41.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 700 (32.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 650 (30.09%) Windows XP
6 556 (25.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 225 (10.42%) Android
8 223 (10.32%) Windows Vista
9 191 (8.84%) Linux
10 188 (8.70%) Apple iOS
11 155 (7.18%) Mac OS X
12 55 (2.55%) Windows 2000 Server
13 46 (2.13%) Windows Phone
14 41 (1.90%) UNIX
15 38 (1.76%) Mac OS
16 31 (1.44%) Windows Mobile
17 29 (1.34%) Windows 2000
18 20 (0.93%) Ubuntu
19 18 (0.83%) Debian
20 14 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (16.11%) ITIL
2 156 (7.22%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (5.00%) MVC
4 97 (4.49%) Service Delivery
5 83 (3.84%) Project Management
5 83 (3.84%) Mentoring
6 68 (3.15%) Disaster Recovery
7 64 (2.96%) Migration
8 57 (2.64%) CRM
8 57 (2.64%) Kalman Filter
9 53 (2.45%) E-Commerce
10 51 (2.36%) Problem Management
11 48 (2.22%) Scrum
11 48 (2.22%) iOS Development
12 46 (2.13%) SOA
13 42 (1.94%) Workflow
14 41 (1.90%) OOP
14 41 (1.90%) Android Development
15 40 (1.85%) Asset Management
16 37 (1.71%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 421 (19.49%) SQL
2 166 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 162 (7.50%) PowerShell
4 146 (6.76%) C#
5 74 (3.43%) VB
6 67 (3.10%) VBScript
7 60 (2.78%) Objective-C
8 52 (2.41%) Java
9 47 (2.18%) VB.NET
10 33 (1.53%) XAML
11 28 (1.30%) C++
12 27 (1.25%) C
13 24 (1.11%) ActionScript 3.0
13 24 (1.11%) ActionScript
14 23 (1.06%) PHP
15 21 (0.97%) T-SQL
16 19 (0.88%) Python
17 18 (0.83%) Shell Script
18 17 (0.79%) Perl
19 15 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 411 (19.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 242 (11.20%) MCSE
3 186 (8.61%) Degree
4 162 (7.50%) MCP
5 150 (6.94%) MCITP
6 140 (6.48%) Cisco Certification
7 134 (6.20%) CCNA
8 111 (5.14%) MCSA
9 72 (3.33%) Security Cleared
10 60 (2.78%) SC Cleared
10 60 (2.78%) MCTS
11 34 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 29 (1.34%) A+ Certification
13 22 (1.02%) HND
13 22 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
14 21 (0.97%) CCNP
15 19 (0.88%) MCDST
16 18 (0.83%) ISEB
17 15 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 14 (0.65%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 207 (9.58%) SLA
2 26 (1.20%) QA
3 15 (0.69%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.093%) HL7
6 2 (0.093%) DICOM
7 1 (0.046%) BS7799
System Software
1 1101 (50.97%) Active Directory
2 412 (19.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 307 (14.21%) Hyper-V
4 162 (7.50%) XenApp
5 99 (4.58%) vSphere
6 91 (4.21%) XenDesktop
7 90 (4.17%) Terminal Services
8 77 (3.56%) Microsoft App-V
9 47 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
10 44 (2.04%) XenServer
11 31 (1.44%) VMware ESX
12 22 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 16 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
13 16 (0.74%) Terminal Server
14 11 (0.51%) UAG
14 11 (0.51%) Xen
15 8 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
15 8 (0.37%) ISA Server
16 5 (0.23%) DFS Replication
17 3 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 219 (10.14%) SCCM
2 123 (5.69%) Backup Exec
3 66 (3.06%) Norton AntiVirus
4 50 (2.31%) WSUS
5 31 (1.44%) SCOM
5 31 (1.44%) SCVMM
6 11 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
6 11 (0.51%) Windows Intune
7 10 (0.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 10 (0.46%) AppDNA
7 10 (0.46%) SCDPM
8 9 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 9 (0.42%) NetBackup
9 8 (0.37%) DameWare
10 7 (0.32%) Nagios
11 6 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 6 (0.28%) Casper Suite
12 5 (0.23%) XenMobile
12 5 (0.23%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.23%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 1325 (61.34%) Microsoft
2 594 (27.50%) VMware
3 405 (18.75%) Cisco
4 403 (18.66%) Citrix
5 272 (12.59%) Apple
6 198 (9.17%) HP
7 137 (6.34%) Symantec
8 91 (4.21%) Oracle
9 77 (3.56%) Dell
10 72 (3.33%) Avaya
11 53 (2.45%) Veeam
12 51 (2.36%) AppSense
13 43 (1.99%) Remedy
14 41 (1.90%) Bloomberg
14 41 (1.90%) NetApp
15 34 (1.57%) SonicWALL
16 32 (1.48%) EMC
17 31 (1.44%) IBM
17 31 (1.44%) Juniper
18 29 (1.34%) Sencha
Central London / West End
FRAGOMEN
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 36 minutes ago
West London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £2000 - £24000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Edison Hill Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
ARM Technology
Salary: £20 - £27 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Networking People
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + On call + Training
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Midlands (County)
Code Red Associates
Salary: £35000 to £40000 per annum - Plus benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £29000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
East London
RM Education
Salary: £25000 - £28500 per annum + £800 bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £80 - £100 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Co-operative Web
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Salary dependant on experience and s
Posted: 23 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £20k
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
QUANTICA
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30000 - 32000
Posted: Yesterday
Woodley, Berkshire
TechnoRecruit
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday