Period
to 22 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 22 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK > England
6 months to
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 522 522 444
Rank change year-on-year 0 -78 -93
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 638 810 1,159
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.50% 0.53% 0.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.19% 2.30% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 569 764 1,067
England median annual salary £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +5.45% -0.90%
10th Percentile £21,250 £19,250 £19,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £49,450 £51,341
UK median annual salary £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +5.45% -0.90%

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

All Operating Systems
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 29,104 35,237 40,884
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.01% 22.94% 24.99%
Number of salaries quoted 23,297 28,629 33,083
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Windows 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in England

Windows 8
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Windows 8 in England

Windows 8
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in England over the 6 months to 22 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Windows 8 in England

Windows 8
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the England region over the 6 months to 22 October 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +50 202 £32,500 +1.56% 24
South East -29 152 £31,500 +14.55% 55
North of England +40 110 £28,000 +12.00% 39
Midlands +26 70 £26,500 -11.67% 24
Yorkshire +14 66 £30,000 +5.55% 17
South West +20 61 £27,000 +8.00% 21
East Midlands +52 42 £29,000 -3.33% 14
North West +40 40 £25,000 +5.26% 17
East of England +21 39 £30,000 +5.26% 16
West Midlands -11 28 £25,000 -16.67% 10
North East +21 4 £20,250 -17.35% 5
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, IT jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 638 (100.00%) Windows
2 471 (73.82%) Windows 7
3 460 (72.10%) Windows 10
4 426 (66.77%) Active Directory
5 378 (59.25%) Microsoft
6 349 (54.70%) Windows Server
7 340 (53.29%) Office 365
8 290 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 277 (43.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 207 (32.45%) VMware
11 201 (31.50%) Microsoft Office
12 186 (29.15%) Hyper-V
13 169 (26.49%) VMware Infrastructure
14 162 (25.39%) Firewall
15 153 (23.98%) ITIL
16 152 (23.82%) DNS
17 150 (23.51%) MS Exchange
18 145 (22.73%) DHCP
19 135 (21.16%) Microsoft Certification
20 121 (18.97%) Citrix
21 120 (18.81%) Exchange Server 2013
22 117 (18.34%) Azure
23 111 (17.40%) Cisco
24 108 (16.93%) SQL Server
25 100 (15.67%) SCCM
26 98 (15.36%) Problem-Solving
27 96 (15.05%) TCP/IP
28 95 (14.89%) Linux
29 93 (14.58%) MCSE
30 87 (13.64%) SLA

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 150 (23.51%) MS Exchange
2 120 (18.81%) Exchange Server 2013
3 86 (13.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 74 (11.60%) SharePoint
5 50 (7.84%) Skype for Business
6 41 (6.43%) IIS
7 13 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
7 13 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (1.41%) Confluence
9 7 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (0.94%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.31%) Apache
12 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 201 (31.50%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (4.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (2.82%) MS Visio
4 13 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.16%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.16%) Q-Pulse
Cloud Services
1 340 (53.29%) Office 365
2 117 (18.34%) Azure
3 56 (8.78%) AWS
4 20 (3.13%) SaaS
5 17 (2.66%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (2.35%) IBM Cloud
6 15 (2.35%) SoftLayer
7 14 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.25%) G Suite
8 8 (1.25%) GCP
9 7 (1.10%) OneDrive
10 6 (0.94%) PaaS
11 5 (0.78%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.31%) IaaS
13 1 (0.16%) Dropbox
13 1 (0.16%) Google Docs
13 1 (0.16%) Google Sheets
13 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.16%) Power Platform
13 1 (0.16%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 162 (25.39%) Firewall
2 152 (23.82%) DNS
3 145 (22.73%) DHCP
4 96 (15.05%) TCP/IP
5 86 (13.48%) LAN
6 82 (12.85%) WAN
7 72 (11.29%) VoIP
8 52 (8.15%) Wireless
9 51 (7.99%) Skype
9 51 (7.99%) VPN
10 42 (6.58%) Internet
11 31 (4.86%) Remote Desktop
12 30 (4.70%) SAN
13 23 (3.61%) ISDN
14 17 (2.66%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (2.35%) MPLS
16 13 (2.04%) H.323
16 13 (2.04%) PBX
17 12 (1.88%) IPsec
17 12 (1.88%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (16.93%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (2.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (1.88%) Azure SQL Database
4 12 (1.88%) Relational Database
4 12 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 12 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 8 (1.25%) DB2
5 8 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.16%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.16%) Power BI
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 25 (3.92%) MSI
2 22 (3.45%) InstallShield
3 20 (3.13%) JIRA
3 20 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (2.51%) Git (software)
5 13 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
6 12 (1.88%) Visual Studio
7 8 (1.25%) Android Studio
7 8 (1.25%) Ant
7 8 (1.25%) Eclipse
7 8 (1.25%) IntelliJ
7 8 (1.25%) Jenkins
7 8 (1.25%) JUnit
7 8 (1.25%) Maven
7 8 (1.25%) Subversion
7 8 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (0.63%) Chocolatey
9 2 (0.31%) Hudson
10 1 (0.16%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.16%) Ranorex
General
1 61 (9.56%) Finance
2 24 (3.76%) Public Sector
3 21 (3.29%) Manufacturing
3 21 (3.29%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.98%) Retail
5 16 (2.51%) Law
6 12 (1.88%) Legal
7 7 (1.10%) Marketing
8 5 (0.78%) Automotive
8 5 (0.78%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.78%) Publishing
9 4 (0.63%) Banking
10 3 (0.47%) Electronics
10 3 (0.47%) German Language
10 3 (0.47%) Local Government
11 1 (0.16%) French Language
11 1 (0.16%) Games
11 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 170 (26.65%) Support Engineer
2 146 (22.88%) IT Support
3 131 (20.53%) Analyst
4 121 (18.97%) IT Engineer
5 93 (14.58%) 2nd Line Support
6 78 (12.23%) Support Analyst
7 72 (11.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 60 (9.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 60 (9.40%) IT Support Engineer
9 59 (9.25%) IT Analyst
10 57 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 48 (7.52%) IT Support Analyst
12 46 (7.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 46 (7.21%) Desktop Support
13 45 (7.05%) Service Analyst
14 41 (6.43%) IT Technician
15 37 (5.80%) Service Desk Analyst
16 31 (4.86%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 31 (4.86%) 3rd Line Support
16 31 (4.86%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.13%) JSON
2 14 (2.19%) .NET
3 12 (1.88%) X-Windows
4 9 (1.41%) Web Services
5 8 (1.25%) Ajax
5 8 (1.25%) CSS
5 8 (1.25%) CSS3
5 8 (1.25%) Dropwizard
5 8 (1.25%) Hibernate
5 8 (1.25%) HTML5
5 8 (1.25%) J2EE
5 8 (1.25%) JAXB
5 8 (1.25%) JDBC
5 8 (1.25%) JPA
5 8 (1.25%) jQuery
5 8 (1.25%) REST
5 8 (1.25%) Spring
5 8 (1.25%) Spring Boot
5 8 (1.25%) Struts
5 8 (1.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (7.84%) Management Information System
2 33 (5.17%) Data Centre
3 28 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (4.08%) Driving Licence
5 20 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (2.82%) Mobile Computing
7 16 (2.51%) iPhone
8 14 (2.19%) CMDB
8 14 (2.19%) Linux Command Line
8 14 (2.19%) Smartphone
9 12 (1.88%) Blackberry
9 12 (1.88%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.57%) iPad
11 9 (1.41%) CCTV
11 9 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.25%) Replication
12 8 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (1.10%) NHS
14 6 (0.94%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.94%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 638 (100.00%) Windows
2 471 (73.82%) Windows 7
3 460 (72.10%) Windows 10
4 349 (54.70%) Windows Server
5 290 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 277 (43.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 95 (14.89%) Linux
8 50 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 42 (6.58%) Windows XP
10 41 (6.43%) Mac OS X
11 38 (5.96%) Android
12 27 (4.23%) Apple iOS
13 26 (4.08%) Mac OS
13 26 (4.08%) Windows Vista
14 10 (1.57%) Ubuntu
15 7 (1.10%) Unix
16 6 (0.94%) Debian
17 4 (0.63%) CentOS
17 4 (0.63%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (23.98%) ITIL
2 98 (15.36%) Problem-Solving
3 78 (12.23%) Time Management
4 73 (11.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 44 (6.90%) Migration
6 39 (6.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 38 (5.96%) Service Management
8 35 (5.49%) Information Security
9 32 (5.02%) Project Delivery
10 31 (4.86%) Incident Management
11 25 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (3.92%) Application Packaging
12 24 (3.76%) Customer Requirements
13 22 (3.45%) Virtual Infrastructure
14 21 (3.29%) Penetration Testing
15 19 (2.98%) Mentoring
15 19 (2.98%) Mobile Device Management
15 19 (2.98%) Ticket Management
16 18 (2.82%) Antivirus Management
16 18 (2.82%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 81 (12.70%) SQL
2 41 (6.43%) PowerShell
3 15 (2.35%) C#
4 12 (1.88%) T-SQL
5 9 (1.41%) C
5 9 (1.41%) Java
6 8 (1.25%) Java 8
6 8 (1.25%) JavaScript
6 8 (1.25%) Python
6 8 (1.25%) VBScript
7 4 (0.63%) C++
7 4 (0.63%) VB
8 2 (0.31%) VBA
9 1 (0.16%) PHP
9 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 135 (21.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (14.58%) MCSE
3 52 (8.15%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (7.05%) CCNA
5 41 (6.43%) MCSA
6 35 (5.49%) Security Cleared
7 31 (4.86%) Degree
7 31 (4.86%) MCP
7 31 (4.86%) SC Cleared
8 28 (4.39%) MCITP
9 25 (3.92%) A+ Certification
10 17 (2.66%) CCNP
11 15 (2.35%) DBS Check
12 13 (2.04%) CCENT
13 12 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
16 5 (0.78%) MCDST
16 5 (0.78%) Network+ Certification
17 4 (0.63%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (13.64%) SLA
2 30 (4.70%) QA
3 10 (1.57%) COBIT
4 9 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (1.10%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.78%) GDPR
7 4 (0.63%) PMO
8 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.16%) GxP
10 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 426 (66.77%) Active Directory
2 186 (29.15%) Hyper-V
3 169 (26.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 50 (7.84%) XenApp
5 26 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (3.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 24 (3.76%) vSphere
7 15 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (2.04%) LXC
8 13 (2.04%) VirtualBox
8 13 (2.04%) XenDesktop
9 9 (1.41%) Docker
10 8 (1.25%) Firmware
11 7 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.31%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 100 (15.67%) SCCM
2 28 (4.39%) WSUS
3 21 (3.29%) Backup Exec
4 10 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (1.57%) Nessus
4 10 (1.57%) vCenter Server
5 7 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (0.94%) Perfmon
7 5 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.47%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (0.47%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.31%) DameWare
9 2 (0.31%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.31%) Nagios
9 2 (0.31%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.31%) OpenView
9 2 (0.31%) OVSD
9 2 (0.31%) SCOM
9 2 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.31%) WMI
Vendors
1 378 (59.25%) Microsoft
2 207 (32.45%) VMware
3 121 (18.97%) Citrix
4 111 (17.40%) Cisco
5 64 (10.03%) Apple
6 44 (6.90%) HP
6 44 (6.90%) Veeam
7 36 (5.64%) Dell
8 22 (3.45%) Novell
8 22 (3.45%) Oracle
9 19 (2.98%) Mitel
10 18 (2.82%) AVG
10 18 (2.82%) Meraki
11 17 (2.66%) WatchGuard
12 15 (2.35%) ServiceNow
13 14 (2.19%) Avaya
13 14 (2.19%) Remedy
14 13 (2.04%) Siemens
15 12 (1.88%) EMC
15 12 (1.88%) Samsung