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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 237 363 642
Rank change year-on-year
+126 +279
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 1341 758 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.26% 0.71% 0.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.63% 2.64% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1156 642 219
Average salary £28,500 £30,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £27,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
- -14.06%

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
28966 28735 29729
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 26.90% 27.48%
Number of salaries quoted 24216 23622 25066
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,559 £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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +116 1285 £28,500 -5.00% 149
London +150 600 £30,000 -14.28% 48
South East +25 267 £27,500 - 30
City of London +50 114 £37,500 -16.66% 8
Yorkshire +39 89 £28,750 +15.00% 14
East of England +9 88 £25,500 -12.06% 9
North West +25 79 £27,500 -8.33% 16
Hampshire +26 75 £27,500 +1.85% 7
West Yorkshire +26 70 £30,000 +20.00% 6
Surrey +37 58 £27,750 -14.61% 5
Manchester +38 57 £34,000 +13.33% 10
South West -9 57 £24,500 -2.00% 14
West Midlands -2 48 £23,250 -13.88% 9
Berkshire +11 44 £25,500 -7.27% 4
East Midlands +48 39 £23,000 -14.81% 5
Kent +24 38 £30,000 -20.00% 3
Essex +1 29 £27,500 -11.29%
Hertfordshire -14 29 £25,000 -15.25% 5
Croydon +32 25 £40,000 +70.21% 1
Basingstoke +21 25 £22,000 -12.00% 2
Reading +10 25 £27,500 -24.13% 3
Bradford - 24 £34,000 - 1
Leeds -15 23 £27,375 +9.50% 4
Wiltshire +20 21 £22,500 -13.46% 3
Cambridgeshire +14 19 £25,000 -9.09% 1
Cheshire +5 19 £27,500 -18.51% 6
Dorking - 19 £21,000 - 1
Bromley +11 18 £22,500 +2.27%
Cambridge +20 17 £25,000 -37.50% 1
Nottinghamshire +20 17 £23,500 -41.25%

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 2750 (100.00%) Windows
2 1835 (66.73%) Windows 7
3 1706 (62.04%) Microsoft
4 1558 (56.65%) Active Directory
5 1148 (41.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 1052 (38.25%) MS Exchange
7 1002 (36.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 907 (32.98%) MS Office
9 886 (32.22%) Windows XP
10 844 (30.69%) MS Excel
11 837 (30.44%) VMware
12 662 (24.07%) DNS
13 658 (23.93%) Firewall
14 642 (23.35%) Windows Server 2003
15 624 (22.69%) Citrix
16 596 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
17 580 (21.09%) TCP/IP
18 532 (19.35%) ITIL
19 531 (19.31%) Microsoft Certification
20 525 (19.09%) DHCP
21 484 (17.60%) Cisco
22 474 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
23 433 (15.75%) SQL Server
24 432 (15.71%) SQL
25 417 (15.16%) Blackberry
26 396 (14.40%) Hyper-V
27 387 (14.07%) VPN
28 369 (13.42%) LAN
29 360 (13.09%) Exchange Server 2013
30 356 (12.95%) Apple

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 1052 (38.25%) MS Exchange
2 474 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 360 (13.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 298 (10.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 262 (9.53%) SharePoint
6 222 (8.07%) Exchange Server 2003
7 165 (6.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 146 (5.31%) IIS
9 141 (5.13%) Lync
10 49 (1.78%) Apache
11 34 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
12 32 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2000
13 24 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
14 21 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
15 20 (0.73%) Tomcat
16 16 (0.58%) IBM Notes
17 12 (0.44%) WorkSite
18 10 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
18 10 (0.36%) CMS
19 8 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 907 (32.98%) MS Office
2 844 (30.69%) MS Excel
3 44 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.33%) MS Project
6 7 (0.25%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.073%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.036%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.036%) Revit
10 1 (0.036%) HipChat
10 1 (0.036%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.036%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.036%) Maya
10 1 (0.036%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 27 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.33%) Eikon
4 7 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
5 5 (0.18%) Sage 200
6 3 (0.11%) Sage 50
6 3 (0.11%) Cognos Controller
6 3 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.11%) HiPortfolio
7 2 (0.073%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.073%) RMDS
7 2 (0.073%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.036%) Magento
8 1 (0.036%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.036%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.036%) Line 50
8 1 (0.036%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 281 (10.22%) Office 365
2 89 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (1.42%) Google Apps
4 16 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.44%) PaaS
6 11 (0.40%) SaaS
7 9 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (0.33%) IaaS
8 8 (0.29%) GitHub
9 1 (0.036%) MailChimp
9 1 (0.036%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 662 (24.07%) DNS
2 658 (23.93%) Firewall
3 580 (21.09%) TCP/IP
4 525 (19.09%) DHCP
5 387 (14.07%) VPN
6 369 (13.42%) LAN
7 353 (12.84%) WAN
8 260 (9.45%) SAN
9 214 (7.78%) Internet
10 149 (5.42%) VoIP
11 100 (3.64%) Wireless
12 86 (3.13%) VLAN
13 60 (2.18%) Wi-Fi
14 48 (1.75%) ADSL
15 39 (1.42%) NAS
16 35 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
17 34 (1.24%) Cisco IOS
18 29 (1.05%) Intranet
19 28 (1.02%) SMTP
20 24 (0.87%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 433 (15.75%) SQL Server
2 75 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 62 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 61 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 36 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 25 (0.91%) MySQL
7 20 (0.73%) Relational Database
8 15 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
9 12 (0.44%) SQLite
9 12 (0.44%) MS Access
10 11 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
11 10 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (0.29%) Data Mining
12 8 (0.29%) Big Data
13 7 (0.25%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.18%) RDBMS
15 4 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
16 3 (0.11%) IDOL
16 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 64 (2.33%) Visual Studio
2 54 (1.96%) Git (software)
3 51 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 35 (1.27%) JIRA
5 29 (1.05%) Subversion
6 27 (0.98%) MSBuild
7 26 (0.95%) Ant
8 24 (0.87%) NUnit
8 24 (0.87%) NuGet
8 24 (0.87%) WiX
8 24 (0.87%) MSTest
8 24 (0.87%) Ranorex
9 17 (0.62%) MSI
10 13 (0.47%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 12 (0.44%) ReSharper
12 10 (0.36%) LoadRunner
12 10 (0.36%) Xcode
13 8 (0.29%) InstallShield
13 8 (0.29%) Rational Performance Tester
13 8 (0.29%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 322 (11.71%) Finance
2 87 (3.16%) Law
3 80 (2.91%) Banking
4 79 (2.87%) Telecoms
5 74 (2.69%) Advertising
6 68 (2.47%) Retail
7 53 (1.93%) Legal
8 52 (1.89%) Marketing
9 34 (1.24%) Games
10 33 (1.20%) Electronics
11 26 (0.95%) Manufacturing
12 21 (0.76%) Publishing
13 18 (0.65%) Investment Banking
14 17 (0.62%) Back Office
15 13 (0.47%) German Language
16 12 (0.44%) Spanish Language
16 12 (0.44%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.33%) French Language
18 7 (0.25%) Military
19 5 (0.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 736 (26.76%) Support Engineer
2 556 (20.22%) Analyst
3 362 (13.16%) IT Support
4 344 (12.51%) 2nd Line Support
5 315 (11.45%) Support Analyst
6 210 (7.64%) Desktop Support
7 187 (6.80%) Technical Support
8 170 (6.18%) Developer
9 165 (6.00%) Consultant
9 165 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 158 (5.75%) Service Analyst
10 158 (5.75%) Service Desk Analyst
11 145 (5.27%) 3rd Line Support
12 132 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 127 (4.62%) IT Support Engineer
14 115 (4.18%) 1st Line Support
15 98 (3.56%) Support Technician
16 91 (3.31%) Desktop Engineer
17 83 (3.02%) IT Support Analyst
18 79 (2.87%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (6.44%) HTML
2 158 (5.75%) .NET
3 152 (5.53%) CSS
4 86 (3.13%) ASP.NET
5 73 (2.65%) jQuery
6 70 (2.55%) XML
7 59 (2.15%) HTML5
8 52 (1.89%) Ajax
8 52 (1.89%) Application Packaging
9 44 (1.60%) JSON
10 43 (1.56%) AngularJS
11 40 (1.45%) WPF
12 34 (1.24%) X-Windows
12 34 (1.24%) Web Services
13 29 (1.05%) WCF
14 27 (0.98%) .NET Framework
15 25 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
16 20 (0.73%) PhoneGap
17 18 (0.65%) CSS3
18 17 (0.62%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 417 (15.16%) Blackberry
2 175 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
3 155 (5.64%) iPhone
4 86 (3.13%) Thin Client
4 86 (3.13%) Fat Client
5 69 (2.51%) Management Information System
6 65 (2.36%) iPad
6 65 (2.36%) Mobile App
7 64 (2.33%) Clustering
8 51 (1.85%) User Experience
9 47 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
10 39 (1.42%) Computer Science
10 39 (1.42%) Replication
11 37 (1.35%) Hedge funds
12 23 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
12 23 (0.84%) 3D Printing
12 23 (0.84%) PDA
13 21 (0.76%) Smartphone
14 20 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
15 17 (0.62%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2750 (100.00%) Windows
2 1835 (66.73%) Windows 7
3 1148 (41.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 1002 (36.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 886 (32.22%) Windows XP
6 642 (23.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 284 (10.33%) Windows Vista
8 250 (9.09%) Android
9 226 (8.22%) Mac OS X
10 214 (7.78%) Linux
11 187 (6.80%) Apple iOS
12 84 (3.05%) Windows 2000 Server
13 81 (2.95%) Mac OS
14 61 (2.22%) UNIX
15 60 (2.18%) Windows Mobile
16 55 (2.00%) Windows Phone
17 36 (1.31%) Solaris
18 35 (1.27%) Windows 2000
19 29 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 19 (0.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 532 (19.35%) ITIL
2 244 (8.87%) Service Delivery
3 152 (5.53%) Agile Software Development
4 127 (4.62%) Project Management
5 107 (3.89%) CRM
6 99 (3.60%) Migration
7 90 (3.27%) Mentoring
8 88 (3.20%) Problem Management
9 79 (2.87%) MVC
9 79 (2.87%) Kalman Filter
10 70 (2.55%) Disaster Recovery
11 65 (2.36%) Service Management
12 62 (2.25%) Incident Management
13 61 (2.22%) Scrum
14 59 (2.15%) Change Management
15 58 (2.11%) Continuous Integration
16 53 (1.93%) Root Cause Analysis
16 53 (1.93%) E-Commerce
17 52 (1.89%) TDD
18 45 (1.64%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 432 (15.71%) SQL
2 178 (6.47%) PowerShell
3 154 (5.60%) C#
4 150 (5.45%) JavaScript
5 52 (1.89%) Java
5 52 (1.89%) XAML
6 39 (1.42%) VB.NET
7 35 (1.27%) T-SQL
8 31 (1.13%) Objective-C
9 24 (0.87%) C
10 23 (0.84%) VB
11 14 (0.51%) Python
11 14 (0.51%) Shell Script
12 12 (0.44%) VBScript
12 12 (0.44%) PHP
13 11 (0.40%) ActionScript
13 11 (0.40%) ActionScript 3.0
14 8 (0.29%) VBA
14 8 (0.29%) Perl
15 6 (0.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 531 (19.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 353 (12.84%) MCSE
3 214 (7.78%) MCITP
4 212 (7.71%) MCP
5 211 (7.67%) Cisco Certification
6 194 (7.05%) CCNA
7 161 (5.85%) MCSA
8 160 (5.82%) Degree
9 117 (4.25%) MCTS
10 94 (3.42%) Security Cleared
11 79 (2.87%) SC Cleared
12 55 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
13 47 (1.71%) VCP4
14 35 (1.27%) MCDST
14 35 (1.27%) CCNP
15 26 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 25 (0.91%) DV Cleared
17 21 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 19 (0.69%) A+ Certification
18 19 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (11.05%) SLA
2 26 (0.95%) QA
3 15 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1558 (56.65%) Active Directory
2 596 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 396 (14.40%) Hyper-V
4 256 (9.31%) XenApp
5 139 (5.05%) vSphere
6 133 (4.84%) Terminal Services
7 84 (3.05%) XenDesktop
8 70 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
9 57 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
10 49 (1.78%) XenServer
11 20 (0.73%) VMware ESX
12 16 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
13 11 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 11 (0.40%) VMware Server
14 10 (0.36%) Firmware
15 9 (0.33%) Terminal Server
16 8 (0.29%) Xen
16 8 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 8 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
16 8 (0.29%) UAG
Systems Management
1 308 (11.20%) SCCM
2 184 (6.69%) Backup Exec
3 116 (4.22%) Norton AntiVirus
4 72 (2.62%) SCOM
5 63 (2.29%) WSUS
6 51 (1.85%) SCVMM
7 24 (0.87%) SCOrch
8 15 (0.55%) SCDPM
9 14 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
10 12 (0.44%) SCSM
11 9 (0.33%) XenMobile
11 9 (0.33%) Casper Suite
11 9 (0.33%) BladeLogic
11 9 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 8 (0.29%) EdgeSight
12 8 (0.29%) DameWare
12 8 (0.29%) Tivoli
12 8 (0.29%) Nagios
12 8 (0.29%) ZENworks
13 7 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1706 (62.04%) Microsoft
2 837 (30.44%) VMware
3 624 (22.69%) Citrix
4 484 (17.60%) Cisco
5 356 (12.95%) Apple
6 247 (8.98%) HP
7 228 (8.29%) Symantec
8 114 (4.15%) Avaya
9 111 (4.04%) Dell
10 93 (3.38%) Oracle
11 91 (3.31%) Veeam
12 73 (2.65%) NetApp
13 63 (2.29%) CheckPoint
14 60 (2.18%) EMC
15 50 (1.82%) McAfee
16 49 (1.78%) Red Hat
17 44 (1.60%) Bloomberg
18 37 (1.35%) Google
19 36 (1.31%) LANDesk
20 35 (1.27%) Reuters
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