Period
to 29 March 2020

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 29 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK > England
6 months to
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 550 513 475
Rank change year-on-year -37 -38 -58
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 457 739 998
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.53% 0.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.92% 2.29% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 396 667 959
Median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.82%
10th Percentile £19,438 £20,650 £19,250
90th Percentile £48,750 £52,500 £52,500
UK median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.82%

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 23,795 32,282 39,690
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.73% 23.31% 24.07%
Number of salaries quoted 19,250 25,936 32,864
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.06% +4.44%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +3.45%

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in England

Windows 8
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows 8 in England.

Salary trend for Windows 8 in England

Windows 8
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows 8 in England over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 2020. 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
South East +38 134 £28,500 +3.64% 19
North of England +68 89 £27,500 +10.74% 13
London -68 77 £36,000 +2.86% 8
Midlands +22 68 £32,500 +8.33% 12
South West +59 67 £25,500 +2.00% 8
North West +39 38 £25,000 +2.04% 1
East Midlands +36 34 £40,000 +23.08% 6
West Midlands +7 34 £20,500 -25.45% 6
Yorkshire +34 32 £37,500 +50.00% 8
East of England -18 22 £26,000 -13.33% 14
North East +27 19 £24,500 +8.89% 4
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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.

1 457 (100.00%) Windows
2 342 (74.84%) Windows 7
3 316 (69.15%) Windows 10
4 293 (64.11%) Microsoft
5 263 (57.55%) Active Directory
6 251 (54.92%) Office 365
7 181 (39.61%) Windows Server
8 170 (37.20%) Microsoft Office
9 163 (35.67%) VMware
10 145 (31.73%) Windows Server 2012
11 143 (31.29%) ITIL
12 135 (29.54%) VMware Infrastructure
13 129 (28.23%) Hyper-V
14 125 (27.35%) Windows Server 2008
15 120 (26.26%) MS Exchange
16 116 (25.38%) Citrix
17 113 (24.73%) Firewall
18 109 (23.85%) DNS
19 104 (22.76%) Microsoft Certification
19 104 (22.76%) Windows Server 2016
20 100 (21.88%) Azure
21 96 (21.01%) DHCP
22 85 (18.60%) Problem-Solving
23 73 (15.97%) SLA
24 66 (14.44%) Cisco
24 66 (14.44%) LAN
24 66 (14.44%) Exchange Server 2010
25 65 (14.22%) SCCM
25 65 (14.22%) TCP/IP
26 62 (13.57%) Exchange Server 2013

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
1 120 (26.26%) MS Exchange
2 66 (14.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 62 (13.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 30 (6.56%) SharePoint
5 13 (2.84%) IIS
6 12 (2.63%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.22%) Confluence
9 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 170 (37.20%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (8.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (4.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.44%) Rolfe and Nolan
3 1 (0.22%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 251 (54.92%) Office 365
2 100 (21.88%) Azure
3 33 (7.22%) AWS
4 7 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (1.53%) OneDrive
4 7 (1.53%) SaaS
5 5 (1.09%) Mimecast
5 5 (1.09%) PaaS
5 5 (1.09%) Serverless
6 4 (0.88%) Power Platform
6 4 (0.88%) PowerApps
7 3 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.44%) G Suite
8 2 (0.44%) IaaS
9 1 (0.22%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 113 (24.73%) Firewall
2 109 (23.85%) DNS
3 96 (21.01%) DHCP
4 66 (14.44%) LAN
5 65 (14.22%) TCP/IP
6 60 (13.13%) VoIP
7 59 (12.91%) WAN
8 41 (8.97%) VPN
9 40 (8.75%) Wireless
10 34 (7.44%) Internet
11 30 (6.56%) SAN
12 23 (5.03%) NetScaler
12 23 (5.03%) Remote Desktop
12 23 (5.03%) VLAN
13 10 (2.19%) NAS
13 10 (2.19%) Skype
14 9 (1.97%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (1.97%) Unified Communications
15 8 (1.75%) Fibre Channel
16 6 (1.31%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (12.47%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (1.09%) Geospatial Data
5 5 (1.09%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.44%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.22%) DB2
8 1 (0.22%) MySQL
8 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (1.09%) InstallShield
1 5 (1.09%) MSI
2 4 (0.88%) Subversion
3 3 (0.66%) Bugzilla
3 3 (0.66%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.44%) Chocolatey
4 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.22%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.22%) Ant
5 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.22%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.22%) JIRA
5 1 (0.22%) JUnit
5 1 (0.22%) Maven
5 1 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (6.78%) Finance
2 24 (5.25%) Public Sector
3 14 (3.06%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.84%) Retail
5 12 (2.63%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.41%) Legal
7 4 (0.88%) Publishing
8 3 (0.66%) Banking
8 3 (0.66%) German Language
8 3 (0.66%) Law
8 3 (0.66%) Marketing
9 2 (0.44%) Back Office
10 1 (0.22%) Automotive
10 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.22%) Games
10 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 121 (26.48%) Support Engineer
2 97 (21.23%) Analyst
3 96 (21.01%) IT Support
4 76 (16.63%) IT Engineer
5 64 (14.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 64 (14.00%) Support Analyst
6 58 (12.69%) IT Support Engineer
7 44 (9.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 43 (9.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 43 (9.41%) Desktop Support
9 42 (9.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 37 (8.10%) 3rd Line Support
11 29 (6.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 27 (5.91%) Desktop Engineer
13 23 (5.03%) Service Analyst
14 22 (4.81%) Service Desk Analyst
15 21 (4.60%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 19 (4.16%) Consultant
17 18 (3.94%) IT Technician
18 17 (3.72%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.09%) COM
2 4 (0.88%) .NET
3 3 (0.66%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (0.66%) HTML
3 3 (0.66%) JSON
3 3 (0.66%) LDAP
3 3 (0.66%) XML
4 2 (0.44%) XMPP
4 2 (0.44%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.22%) Ajax
5 1 (0.22%) CSS
5 1 (0.22%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.22%) J2EE
5 1 (0.22%) JAXB
5 1 (0.22%) JDBC
5 1 (0.22%) jQuery
5 1 (0.22%) SAP XI
5 1 (0.22%) Spring
5 1 (0.22%) Struts
5 1 (0.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.44%) Driving Licence
2 30 (6.56%) Data Centre
3 22 (4.81%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (3.72%) Smartphone
5 16 (3.50%) Management Information System
6 14 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (2.84%) Clustering
8 9 (1.97%) iPhone
9 8 (1.75%) Blackberry
9 8 (1.75%) iPad
9 8 (1.75%) Replication
9 8 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.09%) CMDB
11 5 (1.09%) Handset
12 4 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.88%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.88%) Mobile Computing
12 4 (0.88%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 457 (100.00%) Windows
2 342 (74.84%) Windows 7
3 316 (69.15%) Windows 10
4 181 (39.61%) Windows Server
5 145 (31.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 125 (27.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 104 (22.76%) Windows Server 2016
8 54 (11.82%) Linux
9 49 (10.72%) Windows Server 2019
10 42 (9.19%) Windows XP
11 24 (5.25%) Mac OS X
12 20 (4.38%) Android
13 18 (3.94%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (3.50%) Apple iOS
15 8 (1.75%) Windows Vista
16 7 (1.53%) Unix
17 6 (1.31%) Mac OS
17 6 (1.31%) Solaris
18 4 (0.88%) SUSE
18 4 (0.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (31.29%) ITIL
2 85 (18.60%) Problem-Solving
3 50 (10.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 34 (7.44%) Incident Management
5 30 (6.56%) Service Management
6 29 (6.35%) Project Management
7 28 (6.13%) Proactive Monitoring
8 26 (5.69%) Mentoring
8 26 (5.69%) Service Delivery
9 19 (4.16%) Proactive Maintenance
10 17 (3.72%) Project Delivery
10 17 (3.72%) Root Cause Analysis
10 17 (3.72%) Time Management
11 15 (3.28%) Capacity Management
12 13 (2.84%) ITIL V3
12 13 (2.84%) Performance Tuning
13 11 (2.41%) ITSM
14 10 (2.19%) Migration
15 9 (1.97%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (1.97%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 44 (9.63%) SQL
2 37 (8.10%) PowerShell
3 13 (2.84%) C#
4 5 (1.09%) C
4 5 (1.09%) Java
4 5 (1.09%) VB
5 4 (0.88%) Python
6 3 (0.66%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.66%) Perl
6 3 (0.66%) R
7 2 (0.44%) C++
8 1 (0.22%) Java 8
8 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.22%) PHP
8 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 104 (22.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (10.50%) MCSA
3 44 (9.63%) MCSE
4 39 (8.53%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (6.56%) CCNA
6 27 (5.91%) Degree
7 23 (5.03%) MCP
8 19 (4.16%) Security Cleared
9 17 (3.72%) A+ Certification
10 14 (3.06%) CCNP
11 12 (2.63%) MCITP
11 12 (2.63%) SC Cleared
12 9 (1.97%) MCDST
13 8 (1.75%) DBS Check
13 8 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.53%) CCENT
15 6 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
15 6 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 5 (1.09%) MCTS
16 5 (1.09%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (15.97%) SLA
2 9 (1.97%) QA
3 7 (1.53%) COBIT
4 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 263 (57.55%) Active Directory
2 135 (29.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (28.23%) Hyper-V
4 33 (7.22%) VMware ESXi
5 25 (5.47%) XenApp
6 18 (3.94%) vSphere
7 16 (3.50%) VirtualBox
7 16 (3.50%) XenDesktop
8 13 (2.84%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (1.97%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 9 (1.97%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (1.97%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (1.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (1.09%) BitLocker
12 5 (1.09%) Firmware
12 5 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.66%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 65 (14.22%) SCCM
2 23 (5.03%) Microsoft Intune
3 17 (3.72%) Backup Exec
4 9 (1.97%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (1.75%) WSUS
5 8 (1.75%) XenMobile
6 7 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (1.53%) vCenter Server
7 6 (1.31%) SCVMM
7 6 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (0.66%) SCOM
9 3 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.44%) DameWare
10 2 (0.44%) OpenView
10 2 (0.44%) OVSD
10 2 (0.44%) Puppet
11 1 (0.22%) AppManager
11 1 (0.22%) Nagios
11 1 (0.22%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 293 (64.11%) Microsoft
2 163 (35.67%) VMware
3 116 (25.38%) Citrix
4 66 (14.44%) Cisco
5 44 (9.63%) Apple
6 34 (7.44%) HP
7 29 (6.35%) Dell
8 23 (5.03%) Veeam
9 22 (4.81%) Oracle
10 13 (2.84%) McAfee
11 12 (2.63%) Novell
11 12 (2.63%) Samsung
12 11 (2.41%) WatchGuard
13 10 (2.19%) Remedy
13 10 (2.19%) Symantec
14 8 (1.75%) Actuate
14 8 (1.75%) Google
15 7 (1.53%) EMC
15 7 (1.53%) Meraki
16 6 (1.31%) NetApp