The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Windows 8 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows 8 over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 93 88 95
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 2 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.18% 0.52% 0.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.80% 3.23% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 6
Median salary £25,000 £32,500 £19,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.07% +66.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year -5.66% -3.63%  

Windows 8 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 249 217 315
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 22.09% 16.24% 23.47%
Number of salaries quoted 154 142 198
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,750 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in Edinburgh

Windows 8
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows 8 in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Windows 8 in Edinburgh

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) SQL
4 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
5 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
5 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (42.86%) VMware
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco
6 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (28.57%) Degree
6 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 2 (28.57%) Firewall
6 2 (28.57%) LAN
6 2 (28.57%) WAN
6 2 (28.57%) MCP
6 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
6 2 (28.57%) Driving Licence
6 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (28.57%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (14.29%) High Availability
7 1 (14.29%) Office 365
7 1 (14.29%) DB2
7 1 (14.29%) IIS
7 1 (14.29%) MS Office

Windows 8
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (14.29%) IIS
4 1 (14.29%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
1 2 (28.57%) IT Technician
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
5 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
6 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
7 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
1 2 (28.57%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
1 2 (28.57%) MCP
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) 3Com
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle