Period
to 18 October 2021

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 18 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK > England
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 783 583 542
Rank change year-on-year -200 -41 -7
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 207 96 634
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.22% 0.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.06% 1.02% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 149 87 561
10th Percentile £20,250 £19,750 £21,250
25th Percentile £23,500 £23,375 £24,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £29,500 £35,000 £30,000
Median % change year-on-year -15.71% +16.67% +3.45%
75th Percentile £33,750 £47,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £36,400 £48,750 £55,000
UK median annual salary £30,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% +3.45%

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 19,539 9,439 29,217
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.75% 21.43% 23.03%
Number of salaries quoted 13,858 7,957 23,693
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,500 £25,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

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 18 October 2021.

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 18 October 2021. 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
North of England -106 46 £25,000 +8.70% 15
London -243 38 £32,500 -28.96% 12
Midlands -79 34 £30,000 - 17
South West -73 31 £27,500 -7.17% 7
East of England -80 30 £27,000 -36.47% 5
South East -159 28 £31,250 -30.56% 10
East Midlands - 26 £31,500 - 3
Yorkshire -95 21 £22,000 +2.33% 7
North West -81 19 £25,000 -16.67% 8
West Midlands -109 8 £24,000 - 13
North East -37 6 £43,500 +87.10%
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, 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.

1 207 (100.00%) Windows
2 183 (88.41%) Windows 7
3 161 (77.78%) Windows 10
4 146 (70.53%) Microsoft
5 143 (69.08%) Active Directory
6 120 (57.97%) Microsoft 365
7 119 (57.49%) Microsoft Office
8 104 (50.24%) Windows Server
9 80 (38.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 70 (33.82%) VMware
11 67 (32.37%) Windows Server 2008
12 59 (28.50%) Social Skills
13 57 (27.54%) Problem-Solving
14 52 (25.12%) Hyper-V
15 49 (23.67%) VMware Infrastructure
16 48 (23.19%) ITIL
16 48 (23.19%) TCP/IP
17 47 (22.71%) MS Exchange
18 46 (22.22%) WAN
19 43 (20.77%) Windows Server 2016
20 40 (19.32%) Windows Server 2019
20 40 (19.32%) VPN
21 39 (18.84%) Cisco
22 38 (18.36%) Firewall
22 38 (18.36%) Azure
23 35 (16.91%) SQL
24 33 (15.94%) Finance
24 33 (15.94%) Analytical Skills
25 32 (15.46%) Asset Management
25 32 (15.46%) DNS

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 47 (22.71%) MS Exchange
2 28 (13.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (7.73%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (5.80%) nginx
5 9 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (3.86%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.90%) CMS
8 5 (2.42%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.45%) IIS
10 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 119 (57.49%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (10.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.90%) InDesign
4 6 (2.90%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.90%) Shopify
2 2 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 120 (57.97%) Microsoft 365
2 38 (18.36%) Azure
3 10 (4.83%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (2.90%) Cloudflare
4 6 (2.90%) GitHub
4 6 (2.90%) Mimecast
5 4 (1.93%) SaaS
6 3 (1.45%) AWS
6 3 (1.45%) IaaS
7 2 (0.97%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.97%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 48 (23.19%) TCP/IP
2 46 (22.22%) WAN
3 40 (19.32%) VPN
4 38 (18.36%) Firewall
5 32 (15.46%) DNS
6 30 (14.49%) LAN
7 24 (11.59%) DHCP
8 22 (10.63%) Wireless
9 21 (10.14%) Internet
10 19 (9.18%) Skype
11 15 (7.25%) Cisco IOS
12 12 (5.80%) Remote Desktop
13 10 (4.83%) VLAN
14 6 (2.90%) Asterisk PBX
14 6 (2.90%) Reverse Proxy
14 6 (2.90%) VoIP
15 5 (2.42%) Wi-Fi
16 2 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
16 2 (0.97%) SNMP
16 2 (0.97%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.73%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (2.90%) Cactus
1 6 (2.90%) Git (software)
1 6 (2.90%) gulp
1 6 (2.90%) webpack
2 4 (1.93%) JIRA
3 1 (0.48%) MSI
General
1 59 (28.50%) Social Skills
2 33 (15.94%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (15.94%) Finance
3 23 (11.11%) Organisational Skills
4 16 (7.73%) Retail
5 15 (7.25%) Banking
5 15 (7.25%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 15 (7.25%) Law
6 6 (2.90%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.93%) Presentation Skills
7 4 (1.93%) Public Sector
8 2 (0.97%) French Language
8 2 (0.97%) German Language
8 2 (0.97%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.97%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.48%) Police
Job Titles
1 38 (18.36%) IT Support
2 37 (17.87%) Desktop Support
2 37 (17.87%) Support Technician
3 31 (14.98%) Analyst
4 29 (14.01%) Support Engineer
5 25 (12.08%) IT Engineer
6 21 (10.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 21 (10.14%) IT Support Technician
6 21 (10.14%) IT Technician
7 19 (9.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 18 (8.70%) Support Analyst
9 15 (7.25%) Desktop Support Technician
9 15 (7.25%) Desktop Technician
10 14 (6.76%) Desktop Specialist
10 14 (6.76%) Desktop Support Specialist
10 14 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (6.76%) Support Specialist
11 13 (6.28%) Service Analyst
12 12 (5.80%) 1st Line Support
12 12 (5.80%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.90%) Ajax
1 6 (2.90%) CSS
1 6 (2.90%) HTML
1 6 (2.90%) jQuery
1 6 (2.90%) JSON
1 6 (2.90%) Laravel
1 6 (2.90%) Node.js
1 6 (2.90%) PHP-FPM
1 6 (2.90%) Sass
1 6 (2.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 6 (2.90%) XML
2 5 (2.42%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.66%) Video Conferencing
2 19 (9.18%) Driving Licence
3 17 (8.21%) iPad
3 17 (8.21%) iPhone
4 15 (7.25%) Blackberry
5 10 (4.83%) Analytical Mindset
6 6 (2.90%) Blog
6 6 (2.90%) Fat Client
6 6 (2.90%) Mobile Computing
6 6 (2.90%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.93%) HP Storage
8 2 (0.97%) EPoS
9 1 (0.48%) CCTV
9 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.48%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.48%) Replication
9 1 (0.48%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 207 (100.00%) Windows
2 183 (88.41%) Windows 7
3 161 (77.78%) Windows 10
4 104 (50.24%) Windows Server
5 80 (38.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 67 (32.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (20.77%) Windows Server 2016
8 40 (19.32%) Windows Server 2019
9 28 (13.53%) Android
10 26 (12.56%) Mac OS X
11 16 (7.73%) Apple iOS
12 14 (6.76%) Windows XP
13 12 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (2.90%) Linux
15 4 (1.93%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.48%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (27.54%) Problem-Solving
2 48 (23.19%) ITIL
3 32 (15.46%) Asset Management
4 20 (9.66%) Mathematics
5 17 (8.21%) Line Management
6 16 (7.73%) ITSM
7 15 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 13 (6.28%) Incident Management
9 11 (5.31%) Service Delivery
9 11 (5.31%) Service Management
10 8 (3.86%) E-Commerce
10 8 (3.86%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (3.38%) OOP
12 6 (2.90%) CRM
12 6 (2.90%) Inventory Management
12 6 (2.90%) SEO
12 6 (2.90%) Web Development
13 5 (2.42%) Security Patching
13 5 (2.42%) Tech Ops
13 5 (2.42%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (16.91%) SQL
2 8 (3.86%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.90%) JavaScript
3 6 (2.90%) PHP
4 2 (0.97%) C
4 2 (0.97%) C#
4 2 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (9.18%) Degree
2 15 (7.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (6.76%) Security Cleared
4 13 (6.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (4.35%) MCSE
6 5 (2.42%) MCITP
7 4 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.93%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.93%) MCSA
8 3 (1.45%) MCP
8 3 (1.45%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.97%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.97%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (13.04%) SLA
2 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 143 (69.08%) Active Directory
2 52 (25.12%) Hyper-V
3 49 (23.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (6.76%) XenApp
5 12 (5.80%) XenDesktop
6 11 (5.31%) VirtualBox
7 8 (3.86%) vSphere
8 3 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.45%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.48%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (4.35%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 7 (3.38%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (2.90%) HAProxy
3 6 (2.90%) Nagios
4 5 (2.42%) SolarWinds Orion
4 5 (2.42%) vCenter Server
5 4 (1.93%) SCCM
6 2 (0.97%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.97%) WSUS
7 1 (0.48%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.48%) WMI
Vendors
1 146 (70.53%) Microsoft
2 70 (33.82%) VMware
3 39 (18.84%) Cisco
4 30 (14.49%) Veeam
5 23 (11.11%) Apple
6 22 (10.63%) Citrix
7 13 (6.28%) Remedy
8 12 (5.80%) HP
9 11 (5.31%) Sophos
10 8 (3.86%) Adobe
11 7 (3.38%) SonicWALL
12 6 (2.90%) CommVault
12 6 (2.90%) Dell
12 6 (2.90%) Google
12 6 (2.90%) Oracle
12 6 (2.90%) Veritas
13 5 (2.42%) Snow
13 5 (2.42%) SolarWinds
14 4 (1.93%) Canon
14 4 (1.93%) Xerox