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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 234 364 806
Rank change year-on-year
+130 +442
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 1420 782 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.26% 0.71% 0.076%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.61% 2.61% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1207 649 85
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,250 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £30,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-8.19% -6.15%

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
30819 30012 32377
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.44% 27.37% 28.02%
Number of salaries quoted 25750 24983 27952
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +132 1340 £30,000 -11.76% 140
London +193 645 £32,500 -18.75% 51
South East +95 293 £30,000 -7.69% 24
City of London +103 145 £35,000 -21.34% 15
Surrey +56 87 £28,000 +12.00% 6
Yorkshire +19 84 £27,000 -22.85% 13
Hampshire +36 80 £35,000 +20.68% 6
North West -9 80 £27,250 -10.65% 13
East of England -23 78 £27,500 -15.38% 9
West Midlands +27 71 £27,500 -12.00% 8
Berkshire +25 53 £28,000 -22.75% 5
Manchester -4 49 £35,000 +16.66% 6
South West -7 48 £27,350 +9.40% 10
West Yorkshire -11 43 £27,500 -17.29% 5
Dorking - 32 £21,000 - 1
Reading +26 31 £28,000 -31.70% 4
Kent +12 31 £30,000 -50.00% 1
Essex +5 29 £30,000 +33.33% 4
East Midlands +2 29 £23,500 -32.85% 8
Birmingham +1 27 £35,000 -22.22%
Cheshire -18 22 £22,500 -35.71% 5
Hertfordshire -25 22 £27,250 -16.15% 1
Reigate +3 21 £47,500 +137.50%
Buckinghamshire +6 20 £30,500 -18.66% 5
Nottinghamshire +8 19 £23,500 -41.25% 1
East Yorkshire - 19 £25,000 - 2
Cambridgeshire -25 18 £27,000 -22.85% 4
Hull - 18 £25,000 - 2
Cambridge +1 17 £27,000 -10.00% 3
Bromley +28 16 £22,500 -

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2506 (100.00%) Windows
2 1583 (63.17%) Windows 7
3 1533 (61.17%) Microsoft
4 1348 (53.79%) Active Directory
5 1036 (41.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 908 (36.23%) MS Exchange
7 885 (35.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 818 (32.64%) MS Office
9 791 (31.56%) MS Excel
10 777 (31.01%) Windows XP
11 738 (29.45%) VMware
12 660 (26.34%) DNS
13 588 (23.46%) Firewall
14 535 (21.35%) Windows Server 2003
14 535 (21.35%) VMware Infrastructure
15 530 (21.15%) TCP/IP
16 501 (19.99%) Citrix
17 493 (19.67%) DHCP
18 446 (17.80%) Cisco
19 445 (17.76%) SQL
20 443 (17.68%) Microsoft Certification
21 440 (17.56%) ITIL
22 439 (17.52%) Exchange Server 2010
23 425 (16.96%) SQL Server
24 386 (15.40%) Hyper-V
25 346 (13.81%) VPN
25 346 (13.81%) LAN
26 337 (13.45%) Apple
27 335 (13.37%) WAN
28 329 (13.13%) Blackberry

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 908 (36.23%) MS Exchange
2 439 (17.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 329 (13.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 282 (11.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 273 (10.89%) SharePoint
6 172 (6.86%) IIS
7 165 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2003
8 130 (5.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 128 (5.11%) Lync
10 40 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
11 35 (1.40%) Apache
12 32 (1.28%) Oracle Workflow
13 21 (0.84%) IBM Notes
14 18 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
14 18 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2000
15 17 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
16 16 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
16 16 (0.64%) Tomcat
17 13 (0.52%) CMS
18 9 (0.36%) WorkSite
Applications
1 818 (32.64%) MS Office
2 791 (31.56%) MS Excel
3 43 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.52%) MS Project
6 11 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.20%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.20%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.16%) Maya
9 4 (0.16%) 3ds Max
10 3 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.12%) InDesign
11 2 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.040%) Revit
12 1 (0.040%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.040%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 26 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.44%) Eikon
3 10 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
5 6 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.20%) Agresso
7 4 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.16%) Sage 50
8 3 (0.12%) Cognos Controller
8 3 (0.12%) RMDS
9 1 (0.040%) SAP R/3
9 1 (0.040%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.040%) assyst
9 1 (0.040%) Line 50
9 1 (0.040%) Sage MMS
9 1 (0.040%) Magento
9 1 (0.040%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 221 (8.82%) Office 365
2 84 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.00%) Google Apps
4 22 (0.88%) SaaS
5 15 (0.60%) IaaS
6 14 (0.56%) GitHub
7 11 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.16%) PaaS
8 4 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.040%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 660 (26.34%) DNS
2 588 (23.46%) Firewall
3 530 (21.15%) TCP/IP
4 493 (19.67%) DHCP
5 346 (13.81%) LAN
5 346 (13.81%) VPN
6 335 (13.37%) WAN
7 220 (8.78%) SAN
8 193 (7.70%) Internet
9 152 (6.07%) VoIP
10 87 (3.47%) Wireless
11 73 (2.91%) VLAN
12 49 (1.96%) NAS
13 41 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
13 41 (1.64%) ADSL
14 40 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
15 35 (1.40%) iSCSI
16 31 (1.24%) Cisco IOS
17 26 (1.04%) Network Security
17 26 (1.04%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 425 (16.96%) SQL Server
2 96 (3.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 77 (3.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 54 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 46 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 33 (1.32%) MySQL
7 27 (1.08%) MS Access
8 22 (0.88%) SQLite
9 19 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
10 14 (0.56%) Relational Database
11 9 (0.36%) Oracle Database
11 9 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (0.24%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.16%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.16%) Big Data
14 3 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.12%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 69 (2.75%) Git (software)
2 62 (2.47%) Visual Studio
3 56 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 55 (2.19%) JIRA
5 49 (1.96%) Ant
6 36 (1.44%) WiX
7 35 (1.40%) MSBuild
8 34 (1.36%) Ranorex
8 34 (1.36%) MSTest
8 34 (1.36%) NUnit
8 34 (1.36%) NuGet
9 30 (1.20%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 29 (1.16%) Subversion
11 26 (1.04%) MSI
12 16 (0.64%) Xcode
13 14 (0.56%) InstallShield
14 7 (0.28%) LoadRunner
15 6 (0.24%) Serena SBM
16 4 (0.16%) Eclipse
16 4 (0.16%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 304 (12.13%) Finance
2 92 (3.67%) Law
3 79 (3.15%) Telecoms
4 76 (3.03%) Retail
5 75 (2.99%) Banking
6 65 (2.59%) Legal
7 52 (2.08%) Marketing
8 51 (2.04%) Advertising
9 26 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 21 (0.84%) Games
10 21 (0.84%) Back Office
11 18 (0.72%) Electronics
11 18 (0.72%) Investment Banking
12 12 (0.48%) French Language
13 11 (0.44%) German Language
13 11 (0.44%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.40%) Spanish Language
15 8 (0.32%) Local Government
15 8 (0.32%) Publishing
16 7 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 640 (25.54%) Support Engineer
2 481 (19.19%) Analyst
3 336 (13.41%) IT Support
4 318 (12.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 274 (10.93%) Support Analyst
6 207 (8.26%) Developer
7 170 (6.78%) Desktop Support
8 167 (6.66%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 149 (5.95%) IT Support Engineer
10 142 (5.67%) 3rd Line Support
11 140 (5.59%) Technical Support
12 123 (4.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 119 (4.75%) Service Analyst
14 116 (4.63%) Consultant
14 116 (4.63%) Service Desk Analyst
15 107 (4.27%) Administrator
16 85 (3.39%) Systems Administrator
17 82 (3.27%) 1st Line Support
18 72 (2.87%) Senior Support Engineer
19 68 (2.71%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (8.26%) HTML
2 193 (7.70%) CSS
3 168 (6.70%) .NET
4 96 (3.83%) jQuery
5 89 (3.55%) ASP.NET
5 89 (3.55%) HTML5
6 78 (3.11%) XML
7 74 (2.95%) Ajax
8 60 (2.39%) AngularJS
9 55 (2.19%) JSON
10 49 (1.96%) Application Packaging
11 42 (1.68%) X-Windows
12 40 (1.60%) PhoneGap
13 38 (1.52%) WPF
14 32 (1.28%) WCF
15 31 (1.24%) Silverlight
16 27 (1.08%) Web Services
17 21 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
18 20 (0.80%) .NET Framework
19 19 (0.76%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 329 (13.13%) Blackberry
2 140 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
3 122 (4.87%) iPhone
4 89 (3.55%) Management Information System
5 88 (3.51%) Mobile App
6 69 (2.75%) User Experience
6 69 (2.75%) Clustering
7 66 (2.63%) Thin Client
7 66 (2.63%) Fat Client
8 48 (1.92%) iPad
9 38 (1.52%) Computer Science
10 37 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
11 33 (1.32%) N-Tier
12 32 (1.28%) Replication
13 31 (1.24%) Hedge funds
14 22 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
15 19 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
15 19 (0.76%) Client/Server
16 18 (0.72%) Smartphone
17 16 (0.64%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2506 (100.00%) Windows
2 1583 (63.17%) Windows 7
3 1036 (41.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 885 (35.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 777 (31.01%) Windows XP
6 535 (21.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 237 (9.46%) Windows Vista
8 231 (9.22%) Android
9 182 (7.26%) Apple iOS
10 177 (7.06%) Linux
11 161 (6.42%) Mac OS X
12 62 (2.47%) Windows 2000 Server
13 52 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
13 52 (2.08%) UNIX
14 51 (2.04%) Mac OS
15 41 (1.64%) Windows Phone
16 24 (0.96%) Solaris
16 24 (0.96%) Windows 2000
17 20 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 17 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (17.56%) ITIL
2 200 (7.98%) Service Delivery
3 180 (7.18%) Agile Software Development
4 127 (5.07%) Project Management
5 106 (4.23%) MVC
6 100 (3.99%) Mentoring
7 96 (3.83%) Migration
8 90 (3.59%) Disaster Recovery
9 80 (3.19%) Kalman Filter
10 78 (3.11%) CRM
11 66 (2.63%) Scrum
12 63 (2.51%) Continuous Integration
13 61 (2.43%) E-Commerce
14 53 (2.11%) Workflow
15 52 (2.08%) Change Management
16 50 (2.00%) Problem Management
17 49 (1.96%) Service Management
17 49 (1.96%) PRINCE2
17 49 (1.96%) OOP
18 48 (1.92%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 445 (17.76%) SQL
2 184 (7.34%) JavaScript
3 171 (6.82%) PowerShell
4 161 (6.42%) C#
5 65 (2.59%) Java
6 52 (2.08%) Objective-C
7 45 (1.80%) VB.NET
8 39 (1.56%) XAML
9 31 (1.24%) T-SQL
10 28 (1.12%) ActionScript
10 28 (1.12%) ActionScript 3.0
11 27 (1.08%) VB
12 24 (0.96%) Shell Script
13 23 (0.92%) VBScript
14 18 (0.72%) Python
14 18 (0.72%) C
14 18 (0.72%) Perl
15 17 (0.68%) VBA
16 12 (0.48%) PHP
17 8 (0.32%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 443 (17.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 288 (11.49%) MCSE
3 169 (6.74%) MCP
4 162 (6.46%) MCITP
5 159 (6.34%) Cisco Certification
6 154 (6.15%) Degree
7 143 (5.71%) CCNA
8 133 (5.31%) MCSA
9 104 (4.15%) Security Cleared
10 92 (3.67%) SC Cleared
10 92 (3.67%) MCTS
11 39 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
12 37 (1.48%) CCNP
13 31 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 30 (1.20%) MCDST
15 22 (0.88%) HND
16 21 (0.84%) DV Cleared
17 19 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 19 (0.76%) A+ Certification
18 15 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 242 (9.66%) SLA
2 19 (0.76%) QA
3 15 (0.60%) ISO 9001
4 13 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.040%) BS7799
System Software
1 1348 (53.79%) Active Directory
2 535 (21.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 386 (15.40%) Hyper-V
4 232 (9.26%) XenApp
5 127 (5.07%) vSphere
6 126 (5.03%) Terminal Services
7 69 (2.75%) Microsoft App-V
8 66 (2.63%) XenDesktop
9 59 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
10 49 (1.96%) XenServer
11 17 (0.68%) VMware ESX
12 13 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
13 10 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
13 10 (0.40%) Terminal Server
14 9 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (0.36%) UAG
15 7 (0.28%) Xen
16 6 (0.24%) ISA Server
16 6 (0.24%) Firmware
17 5 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 226 (9.02%) SCCM
2 149 (5.95%) Backup Exec
3 98 (3.91%) Norton AntiVirus
4 59 (2.35%) SCOM
4 59 (2.35%) SCVMM
5 51 (2.04%) WSUS
6 22 (0.88%) SCOrch
7 15 (0.60%) SCDPM
8 11 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 9 (0.36%) XenMobile
9 9 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
10 8 (0.32%) SCSM
10 8 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (0.28%) Tivoli
11 7 (0.28%) AppDNA
12 6 (0.24%) ZENworks
13 5 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 5 (0.20%) BladeLogic
14 4 (0.16%) Sysprep
14 4 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1533 (61.17%) Microsoft
2 738 (29.45%) VMware
3 501 (19.99%) Citrix
4 446 (17.80%) Cisco
5 337 (13.45%) Apple
6 254 (10.14%) HP
7 188 (7.50%) Symantec
8 103 (4.11%) Dell
9 99 (3.95%) Oracle
10 92 (3.67%) Avaya
11 78 (3.11%) Veeam
12 62 (2.47%) NetApp
13 58 (2.31%) EMC
14 51 (2.04%) Bloomberg
15 47 (1.88%) CheckPoint
16 43 (1.72%) SonicWALL
17 41 (1.64%) Remedy
18 40 (1.60%) Juniper
18 40 (1.60%) Sencha
19 35 (1.40%) LANDesk
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Dorking, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits+Training
Posted: 1 hour ago
East London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Chessington, Surrey
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £22,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Lincolnshire
Head Resourcing
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + pension / car allowance
Posted: 18 hours ago
West London
CPS Group UK
Posted: 19 hours ago
Kent
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 23000 - 25000 plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
NAK Consulting
Salary: DOE + Bonus (10%) + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cornwall
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum, Benefits Depending on Experience
Posted: Yesterday