Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK > England
6 months to
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 518 499 441
Rank change year-on-year -19 -58 -88
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 562 764 1,123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.49% 0.55% 0.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.16% 2.35% 2.84%
Number of salaries quoted 490 694 1,037
England median annual salary £28,000 £30,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £20,000 £20,150 £19,125
90th Percentile £47,500 £51,175 £51,887
UK median annual salary £28,000 £30,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% +9.09% -

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 25,978 32,502 39,501
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.51% 23.33% 24.36%
Number of salaries quoted 20,974 26,183 32,578
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +22 137 £28,000 -3.45% 35
North of England +75 130 £27,500 +14.58% 22
London -31 130 £33,500 +8.06% 20
Midlands -4 75 £31,000 +3.33% 23
Yorkshire +41 64 £30,000 +14.29% 8
South West +28 62 £25,500 +2.00% 12
North West +42 49 £21,750 -9.38% 13
East Midlands +48 46 £33,500 +19.64% 13
West Midlands -21 29 £25,000 -16.67% 10
East of England -18 28 £27,000 -10.00% 30
North East +24 17 £21,500 -14.00% 1
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 562 (100.00%) Windows
2 403 (71.71%) Windows 7
3 391 (69.57%) Windows 10
4 350 (62.28%) Active Directory
5 346 (61.57%) Microsoft
6 305 (54.27%) Office 365
7 242 (43.06%) Windows Server
8 196 (34.88%) VMware
9 192 (34.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 189 (33.63%) Microsoft Office
11 180 (32.03%) Windows Server 2008
12 166 (29.54%) VMware Infrastructure
13 158 (28.11%) Hyper-V
14 155 (27.58%) ITIL
15 142 (25.27%) DNS
15 142 (25.27%) Firewall
16 128 (22.78%) DHCP
16 128 (22.78%) Citrix
17 123 (21.89%) MS Exchange
18 117 (20.82%) Microsoft Certification
19 111 (19.75%) Azure
20 91 (16.19%) Cisco
21 89 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
22 86 (15.30%) SCCM
23 83 (14.77%) TCP/IP
24 78 (13.88%) VoIP
25 74 (13.17%) LAN
25 74 (13.17%) SQL Server
26 72 (12.81%) Linux
26 72 (12.81%) WAN

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
1 123 (21.89%) MS Exchange
2 66 (11.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 62 (11.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 57 (10.14%) SharePoint
5 31 (5.52%) Skype for Business
6 25 (4.45%) IIS
7 13 (2.31%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (1.42%) Confluence
9 7 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.89%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.36%) Apache
13 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 189 (33.63%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (5.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (3.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (2.14%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.18%) Q-Pulse
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 305 (54.27%) Office 365
2 111 (19.75%) Azure
3 48 (8.54%) AWS
4 13 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (1.96%) OneDrive
5 11 (1.96%) SaaS
6 8 (1.42%) GCP
7 7 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.07%) G Suite
8 6 (1.07%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.89%) Serverless
10 4 (0.71%) PaaS
10 4 (0.71%) Power Platform
10 4 (0.71%) PowerApps
11 2 (0.36%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 142 (25.27%) DNS
1 142 (25.27%) Firewall
2 128 (22.78%) DHCP
3 83 (14.77%) TCP/IP
4 78 (13.88%) VoIP
5 74 (13.17%) LAN
6 72 (12.81%) WAN
7 52 (9.25%) VPN
8 50 (8.90%) Wireless
9 36 (6.41%) SAN
10 32 (5.69%) Internet
11 31 (5.52%) Remote Desktop
11 31 (5.52%) Skype
12 15 (2.67%) NetScaler
13 14 (2.49%) VLAN
14 11 (1.96%) Unified Communications
15 10 (1.78%) NAS
16 9 (1.60%) Cisco IOS
16 9 (1.60%) WLAN
17 8 (1.42%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (13.17%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 8 (1.42%) DB2
4 8 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.89%) Geospatial Data
8 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.18%) MySQL
10 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 14 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (2.31%) Git (software)
3 12 (2.14%) MSI
4 11 (1.96%) InstallShield
4 11 (1.96%) Subversion
5 9 (1.60%) JIRA
6 8 (1.42%) Android Studio
6 8 (1.42%) Ant
6 8 (1.42%) Eclipse
6 8 (1.42%) IntelliJ
6 8 (1.42%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.42%) JUnit
6 8 (1.42%) Maven
6 8 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (1.07%) Visual Studio
7 6 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (0.71%) Chocolatey
9 3 (0.53%) Bugzilla
General
1 43 (7.65%) Finance
2 32 (5.69%) Public Sector
3 25 (4.45%) Retail
4 22 (3.91%) Manufacturing
5 20 (3.56%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.49%) Legal
7 8 (1.42%) Publishing
8 6 (1.07%) Marketing
9 4 (0.71%) German Language
9 4 (0.71%) Law
10 3 (0.53%) Banking
10 3 (0.53%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.53%) Local Government
11 2 (0.36%) Automotive
12 1 (0.18%) Games
12 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 158 (28.11%) Support Engineer
2 117 (20.82%) IT Support
3 110 (19.57%) Analyst
4 103 (18.33%) IT Engineer
5 90 (16.01%) 2nd Line Support
6 72 (12.81%) Support Analyst
7 67 (11.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 64 (11.39%) IT Support Engineer
9 63 (11.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 51 (9.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 47 (8.36%) Desktop Support
12 40 (7.12%) 3rd Line Support
13 38 (6.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 37 (6.58%) Service Analyst
15 35 (6.23%) IT Analyst
16 34 (6.05%) Desktop Engineer
17 30 (5.34%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 30 (5.34%) Service Desk Analyst
18 29 (5.16%) Field Engineer
18 29 (5.16%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.49%) JSON
2 10 (1.78%) HTML
2 10 (1.78%) XML
3 9 (1.60%) .NET
3 9 (1.60%) Web Services
4 8 (1.42%) Ajax
4 8 (1.42%) CSS
4 8 (1.42%) CSS3
4 8 (1.42%) Dropwizard
4 8 (1.42%) Hibernate
4 8 (1.42%) HTML5
4 8 (1.42%) J2EE
4 8 (1.42%) JAXB
4 8 (1.42%) JDBC
4 8 (1.42%) JDOM
4 8 (1.42%) JPA
4 8 (1.42%) jQuery
4 8 (1.42%) REST
4 8 (1.42%) Spring
4 8 (1.42%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.12%) Driving Licence
2 38 (6.76%) Data Centre
3 30 (5.34%) Management Information System
4 25 (4.45%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (3.74%) Smartphone
6 20 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.78%) Clustering
9 9 (1.60%) Blackberry
10 8 (1.42%) CMDB
10 8 (1.42%) iPad
10 8 (1.42%) iPhone
10 8 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (1.25%) Public Cloud
12 6 (1.07%) Chip and PIN
12 6 (1.07%) Handset
12 6 (1.07%) Replication
13 5 (0.89%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.89%) NHS
13 5 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 562 (100.00%) Windows
2 403 (71.71%) Windows 7
3 391 (69.57%) Windows 10
4 242 (43.06%) Windows Server
5 192 (34.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 180 (32.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 72 (12.81%) Linux
8 47 (8.36%) Windows XP
9 28 (4.98%) Android
9 28 (4.98%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (4.63%) Mac OS X
11 22 (3.91%) Apple iOS
12 21 (3.74%) Mac OS
13 14 (2.49%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.71%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.71%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.53%) CentOS
15 3 (0.53%) Unix
15 3 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (27.58%) ITIL
2 89 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
3 59 (10.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 47 (8.36%) Time Management
5 46 (8.19%) Incident Management
6 29 (5.16%) Proactive Monitoring
7 28 (4.98%) Service Management
8 25 (4.45%) Mentoring
9 22 (3.91%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (3.20%) Kalman Filter
10 18 (3.20%) Proactive Maintenance
10 18 (3.20%) Service Delivery
11 15 (2.67%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (2.67%) Customer Requirements
12 14 (2.49%) ITIL V3
12 14 (2.49%) Project Management
12 14 (2.49%) SDLC
13 13 (2.31%) Infrastructure as Code
13 13 (2.31%) Migration
13 13 (2.31%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 58 (10.32%) SQL
2 37 (6.58%) PowerShell
3 15 (2.67%) C#
4 12 (2.14%) Java
5 8 (1.42%) Java 8
5 8 (1.42%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.42%) Python
6 6 (1.07%) C++
7 5 (0.89%) C
7 5 (0.89%) VB
8 1 (0.18%) PHP
8 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 117 (20.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (9.25%) MCSE
3 50 (8.90%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (8.72%) MCSA
5 41 (7.30%) CCNA
6 35 (6.23%) Degree
7 24 (4.27%) Security Cleared
8 21 (3.74%) MCP
9 20 (3.56%) A+ Certification
9 20 (3.56%) CCNP
10 18 (3.20%) DBS Check
10 18 (3.20%) SC Cleared
11 17 (3.02%) MCITP
12 10 (1.78%) MCDST
13 9 (1.60%) CCENT
14 8 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
15 7 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (0.89%) MCTS
17 4 (0.71%) Master's Degree
17 4 (0.71%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (12.63%) SLA
2 21 (3.74%) QA
3 7 (1.25%) COBIT
4 5 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.53%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.36%) PMO
7 1 (0.18%) GxP
7 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 350 (62.28%) Active Directory
2 166 (29.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 158 (28.11%) Hyper-V
4 40 (7.12%) XenApp
5 26 (4.63%) vSphere
6 23 (4.09%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (3.02%) XenDesktop
8 14 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (2.49%) VirtualBox
9 12 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (2.14%) Virtual Servers
10 11 (1.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (1.78%) Firmware
12 8 (1.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 8 (1.42%) Docker
13 6 (1.07%) LXC
14 3 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.36%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.36%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.36%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 86 (15.30%) SCCM
2 24 (4.27%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (2.85%) WSUS
4 13 (2.31%) Backup Exec
5 8 (1.42%) vCenter Server
5 8 (1.42%) XenMobile
6 7 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (1.25%) SCVMM
7 6 (1.07%) Failover Clustering
7 6 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.71%) Nessus
9 3 (0.53%) Nagios
9 3 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.36%) DameWare
10 2 (0.36%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.36%) OpenView
10 2 (0.36%) OVSD
10 2 (0.36%) Puppet
10 2 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 346 (61.57%) Microsoft
2 196 (34.88%) VMware
3 128 (22.78%) Citrix
4 91 (16.19%) Cisco
5 60 (10.68%) Apple
6 45 (8.01%) HP
7 32 (5.69%) Dell
8 29 (5.16%) Oracle
8 29 (5.16%) Veeam
9 18 (3.20%) Novell
9 18 (3.20%) Samsung
9 18 (3.20%) ServiceNow
10 17 (3.02%) Remedy
11 13 (2.31%) Mitel
12 12 (2.14%) Symantec
12 12 (2.14%) WatchGuard
13 11 (1.96%) Meraki
14 10 (1.78%) EMC
15 9 (1.60%) Google
16 8 (1.42%) Avaya