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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 8
Rank 294 286 365
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +79
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 1112 1243 939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 1.12% 0.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.15% 4.18% 2.95%
Number of salaries quoted 971 1040 805
Average salary £27,500 £29,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £21,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
-3.63% -

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
26794 29772 31796
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.93% 26.81% 26.59%
Number of salaries quoted 22669 24914 26556
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%

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 29 April 2016 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 29 April 2016. 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 -17 1047 £27,500 -5.17% 124
South East +69 352 £27,500 - 32
London -83 349 £30,000 -4.76% 38
Surrey +29 91 £27,500 -8.33% 4
South West +7 88 £23,500 -8.73% 11
East of England +28 83 £26,500 -1.85% 12
West Midlands +8 71 £30,000 -14.28% 12
Hampshire +18 65 £26,500 -3.63% 8
Hertfordshire +31 44 £26,500 +10.41% 4
Berkshire +1 40 £30,000 +9.09% 5
North West -10 40 £25,000 - 8
City of London +17 39 £32,500 -13.33% 7
Buckinghamshire +45 38 £25,250 -36.87% 6
Kent -15 37 £34,750 +15.83% 2
Birmingham +17 36 £30,000 -29.41% 8
West Sussex -6 35 £33,500 +26.41% 2
East Midlands -13 35 £23,500 +4.44% 2
Yorkshire -29 34 £22,500 -18.18% 7
Oxfordshire +18 33 £27,500 +13.40% 4
Essex +22 32 £26,500 -11.66% 4
Bristol +7 32 £25,250 -40.58% 3
West Yorkshire -19 28 £22,500 -18.18% 5
Guildford +18 27 £23,000 -23.33% 1
Cornwall +9 23 £22,000 +37.50% 2
Abingdon -6 22 £31,500 -5.26% 3
Manchester -5 21 £25,000 +1.01% 5
Nottinghamshire +16 19 £22,500 -34.78%
Cambridgeshire +10 19 £36,000 +46.93% 2
Wiltshire -14 19 £23,750 +5.55% 1
Sidcup +6 18 £29,000 -10.76%

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 2183 (100.00%) Windows
2 1453 (66.56%) Windows 7
3 1438 (65.87%) Active Directory
4 1335 (61.15%) Microsoft
5 1025 (46.95%) Windows Server
6 886 (40.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 835 (38.25%) MS Exchange
8 821 (37.61%) MS Office
9 816 (37.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 750 (34.36%) MS Excel
11 687 (31.47%) VMware
12 590 (27.03%) Windows XP
13 530 (24.28%) Windows 10
14 515 (23.59%) Citrix
15 508 (23.27%) Microsoft Certification
16 455 (20.84%) Firewall
17 453 (20.75%) Exchange Server 2010
18 450 (20.61%) Cisco
19 415 (19.01%) VMware Infrastructure
20 409 (18.74%) ITIL
21 402 (18.42%) TCP/IP
22 381 (17.45%) Office 365
23 380 (17.41%) DNS
24 373 (17.09%) Windows Server 2003
25 369 (16.90%) Exchange Server 2013
26 355 (16.26%) Hyper-V
27 320 (14.66%) DHCP
28 304 (13.93%) VPN
29 303 (13.88%) SQL Server
30 300 (13.74%) Blackberry

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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
1 835 (38.25%) MS Exchange
2 453 (20.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 369 (16.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 224 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 216 (9.89%) SharePoint
6 138 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2003
7 112 (5.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 112 (5.13%) Skype for Business
8 77 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2000
9 76 (3.48%) IIS
10 42 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
11 29 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (0.46%) IBM Notes
13 7 (0.32%) Apache
14 5 (0.23%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.23%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.18%) SugarCRM
16 3 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.14%) OpenStack
17 2 (0.092%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 821 (37.61%) MS Office
2 750 (34.36%) MS Excel
3 18 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.14%) MS Project
7 1 (0.046%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 17 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.27%) Bankmaster
4 5 (0.23%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.18%) FastStats
5 4 (0.18%) Unica
6 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.14%) GoldMine
6 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.046%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.046%) Retail-J
7 1 (0.046%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.046%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 381 (17.45%) Office 365
2 78 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.55%) Google Apps
6 11 (0.50%) SaaS
7 7 (0.32%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.14%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.14%) Route 53
9 3 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.046%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.046%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.046%) IaaS
10 1 (0.046%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 455 (20.84%) Firewall
2 402 (18.42%) TCP/IP
3 380 (17.41%) DNS
4 320 (14.66%) DHCP
5 304 (13.93%) VPN
6 214 (9.80%) LAN
7 208 (9.53%) SAN
7 208 (9.53%) WAN
8 130 (5.96%) VoIP
9 113 (5.18%) VLAN
10 90 (4.12%) Wireless
11 78 (3.57%) Internet
12 68 (3.11%) Wi-Fi
13 57 (2.61%) Remote Desktop
14 44 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
15 41 (1.88%) ADSL
16 39 (1.79%) NAS
17 35 (1.60%) iSCSI
18 31 (1.42%) Cisco IOS
18 31 (1.42%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 303 (13.88%) SQL Server
2 71 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 58 (2.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 44 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 35 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (0.55%) MySQL
8 11 (0.50%) Relational Database
9 10 (0.46%) RDBMS
9 10 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (0.32%) MS Access
11 4 (0.18%) Big Data
11 4 (0.18%) MarkLogic
11 4 (0.18%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.092%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.092%) DB2
13 2 (0.092%) Firebird
14 1 (0.046%) Data Mining
14 1 (0.046%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 31 (1.42%) Visual Studio
2 28 (1.28%) Git (software)
2 28 (1.28%) Subversion
2 28 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (1.24%) Plastic SCM
4 13 (0.60%) Selenium
5 12 (0.55%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 11 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (0.27%) MSI
7 6 (0.27%) ReSharper
8 5 (0.23%) InstallShield
8 5 (0.23%) LINQPad
9 4 (0.18%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 4 (0.18%) Appium
9 4 (0.18%) MSTest
9 4 (0.18%) SpecFlow
9 4 (0.18%) UI Automator
10 3 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.14%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.14%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 223 (10.22%) Finance
2 80 (3.66%) Legal
3 68 (3.11%) Banking
4 63 (2.89%) Retail
5 52 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 49 (2.24%) Law
7 29 (1.33%) Manufacturing
8 27 (1.24%) Marketing
9 24 (1.10%) Investment Banking
10 21 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
11 20 (0.92%) Back Office
12 19 (0.87%) Games
13 16 (0.73%) Advertising
14 13 (0.60%) Electronics
15 11 (0.50%) French Language
15 11 (0.50%) German Language
16 4 (0.18%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.18%) Publishing
16 4 (0.18%) Spanish Language
17 3 (0.14%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 638 (29.23%) Support Engineer
2 623 (28.54%) Analyst
3 432 (19.79%) IT Support
4 380 (17.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 362 (16.58%) Support Analyst
6 273 (12.51%) Desktop Support
7 271 (12.41%) IT Engineer
8 231 (10.58%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 222 (10.17%) Service Analyst
10 209 (9.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 209 (9.57%) IT Support Engineer
11 205 (9.39%) Service Desk Analyst
12 188 (8.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 177 (8.11%) IT Analyst
14 175 (8.02%) 1st Line Support
15 158 (7.24%) Desktop Engineer
16 146 (6.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 142 (6.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 142 (6.50%) Technical Support
18 140 (6.41%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (5.22%) .NET
2 59 (2.70%) ASP.NET
3 53 (2.43%) HTML
4 43 (1.97%) XML
5 39 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 39 (1.79%) CSS
6 35 (1.60%) jQuery
7 27 (1.24%) MAPI
8 25 (1.15%) Web Services
9 14 (0.64%) XMPP
10 13 (0.60%) .NET Framework
10 13 (0.60%) KnockoutJS
11 12 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 12 (0.55%) Entity Framework
11 12 (0.55%) Silverlight
11 12 (0.55%) WPF
12 10 (0.46%) REST
13 9 (0.41%) JSON
13 9 (0.41%) Middleware
14 8 (0.37%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 300 (13.74%) Blackberry
2 147 (6.73%) iPhone
3 144 (6.60%) Driving Licence
4 116 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
5 77 (3.53%) Computer Science
6 73 (3.34%) iPad
7 70 (3.21%) Replication
8 65 (2.98%) Data Centre
9 64 (2.93%) Mobile App
10 55 (2.52%) Video Conferencing
11 34 (1.56%) Clustering
12 32 (1.47%) User Experience
13 30 (1.37%) PDA
14 27 (1.24%) Fat Client
14 27 (1.24%) Thin Client
15 19 (0.87%) EPoS
16 16 (0.73%) Mathematics
17 15 (0.69%) Client/Server
18 14 (0.64%) FMCG
19 13 (0.60%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2183 (100.00%) Windows
2 1453 (66.56%) Windows 7
3 1025 (46.95%) Windows Server
4 886 (40.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 816 (37.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 590 (27.03%) Windows XP
7 530 (24.28%) Windows 10
8 373 (17.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 243 (11.13%) Android
10 210 (9.62%) Mac OS X
11 170 (7.79%) Linux
12 166 (7.60%) Apple iOS
13 138 (6.32%) Windows Vista
14 94 (4.31%) Windows 2000 Server
15 40 (1.83%) Unix
16 32 (1.47%) Windows Mobile
17 31 (1.42%) Mac OS
18 27 (1.24%) Windows Phone
19 14 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 12 (0.55%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (18.74%) ITIL
2 138 (6.32%) Mentoring
3 94 (4.31%) Service Delivery
4 92 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
5 83 (3.80%) Migration
6 81 (3.71%) Project Management
7 66 (3.02%) Service Management
8 60 (2.75%) Time Management
9 59 (2.70%) Incident Management
10 53 (2.43%) Problem Management
11 52 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
11 52 (2.38%) MVC
12 51 (2.34%) Scrum
13 47 (2.15%) Mobile Device Management
14 45 (2.06%) Continuous Improvement
14 45 (2.06%) CRM
14 45 (2.06%) Mobile Development
15 41 (1.88%) PRINCE2
16 36 (1.65%) Document Management
17 35 (1.60%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 212 (9.71%) SQL
2 122 (5.59%) C#
3 105 (4.81%) PowerShell
4 64 (2.93%) JavaScript
5 40 (1.83%) VB
6 35 (1.60%) C
6 35 (1.60%) XAML
7 28 (1.28%) VBScript
8 27 (1.24%) Java
9 23 (1.05%) VB.NET
10 17 (0.78%) C++
11 15 (0.69%) Shell Script
11 15 (0.69%) T-SQL
12 14 (0.64%) Objective-C
13 9 (0.41%) Tcl
14 8 (0.37%) VBA
15 3 (0.14%) PHP
15 3 (0.14%) VB6
16 2 (0.092%) Perl
16 2 (0.092%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 508 (23.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 230 (10.54%) MCSE
3 197 (9.02%) Degree
4 168 (7.70%) MCSA
5 156 (7.15%) Cisco Certification
6 138 (6.32%) MCP
7 137 (6.28%) CCNA
8 124 (5.68%) MCITP
9 72 (3.30%) MCDST
10 63 (2.89%) Security Cleared
11 57 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 48 (2.20%) A+ Certification
13 47 (2.15%) Citrix Certification
14 44 (2.02%) SC Cleared
15 35 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
15 35 (1.60%) MCTS
16 33 (1.51%) CCA
17 31 (1.42%) CCNP
18 28 (1.28%) Network+ Certification
19 18 (0.82%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 266 (12.19%) SLA
2 20 (0.92%) QA
3 18 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.60%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.18%) RMADS
6 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.046%) ISO15022
7 1 (0.046%) ISO20022
System Software
1 1438 (65.87%) Active Directory
2 415 (19.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 355 (16.26%) Hyper-V
4 137 (6.28%) XenApp
5 104 (4.76%) vSphere
6 82 (3.76%) XenDesktop
7 55 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
8 48 (2.20%) Terminal Services
9 39 (1.79%) VMware ESX
10 25 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 24 (1.10%) XenServer
12 22 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
13 19 (0.87%) NFS
14 14 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
15 13 (0.60%) DFS Replication
16 10 (0.46%) vCloud
17 9 (0.41%) BitLocker
17 9 (0.41%) ISA Server
18 7 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
19 6 (0.27%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 232 (10.63%) SCCM
2 142 (6.50%) Backup Exec
3 58 (2.66%) SCOM
4 53 (2.43%) Norton AntiVirus
5 31 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
6 28 (1.28%) WSUS
7 17 (0.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 17 (0.78%) NetBackup
7 17 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 15 (0.69%) SCVMM
9 13 (0.60%) XenMobile
10 12 (0.55%) DameWare
11 11 (0.50%) SCDPM
12 9 (0.41%) SCOrch
12 9 (0.41%) SCSM
12 9 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 8 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
14 7 (0.32%) Puppet
15 6 (0.27%) ZENworks
16 5 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1335 (61.15%) Microsoft
2 687 (31.47%) VMware
3 515 (23.59%) Citrix
4 450 (20.61%) Cisco
5 223 (10.22%) Apple
6 150 (6.87%) HP
7 133 (6.09%) Symantec
8 114 (5.22%) Dell
9 113 (5.18%) Avaya
10 79 (3.62%) Veeam
11 73 (3.34%) Intel Security
12 45 (2.06%) IBM
12 45 (2.06%) SonicWALL
13 43 (1.97%) Polycom
13 43 (1.97%) WatchGuard
14 41 (1.88%) Oracle
15 35 (1.60%) Draytek
15 35 (1.60%) Sophos
16 32 (1.47%) Remedy
17 27 (1.24%) Juniper
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ESA Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Intapeople
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Package
Posted: 14 hours ago
Dartford, Kent
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
RM plc
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Rockfield
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum including pension, profit share
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Rockfield
Salary: From £17,000 to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Grays, Essex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Ongar, Essex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
ninesharp
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday, Pension etc
Posted: Yesterday
Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + generous package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Etech Partners
Salary: To £26K + Outstanding Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + generous package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + 25 days, Pension, Training
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Yeovil, Somerset
Sanderson
Salary: £24000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Daventry, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday