Period
to 24 March 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 24 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK > England
6 months to
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 512 475 414
Rank change year-on-year -37 -61 -117
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 735 1,001 1,252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.60% 0.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.29% 2.50% 3.17%
Number of salaries quoted 654 930 1,142
England median annual salary £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -3.51%
10th Percentile £20,000 £19,250 £19,500
90th Percentile £50,175 £51,375 £47,475
UK median annual salary £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -3.51%

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 32,069 39,964 39,490
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.29% 24.13% 24.20%
Number of salaries quoted 25,788 33,089 33,368
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +0.46%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £73,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% -

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 24 March 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 24 March 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 0 233 £32,500 - 7
South East -46 161 £27,000 -10.00% 6
Midlands +24 97 £30,000 +20.00% 1
East of England +72 95 £30,000 +20.00% 2
North of England +32 93 £24,500 -2.00% 5
West Midlands +40 75 £27,500 -8.33% 1
South West -25 55 £25,000 +8.70% 8
North West +39 49 £24,000 -4.00% 2
Yorkshire +25 43 £25,000 - 3
East Midlands -13 22 £32,500 +30.00%
North East +17 1 £22,500 -3.23%
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 735 (100.00%) Windows
2 601 (81.77%) Windows 7
3 552 (75.10%) Active Directory
4 531 (72.24%) Microsoft
5 459 (62.45%) Windows 10
6 355 (48.30%) Windows Server
7 333 (45.31%) Office 365
8 284 (38.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 279 (37.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 253 (34.42%) Microsoft Office
11 237 (32.24%) VMware
12 218 (29.66%) MS Exchange
13 186 (25.31%) VMware Infrastructure
14 180 (24.49%) Hyper-V
15 177 (24.08%) Firewall
16 173 (23.54%) Citrix
17 161 (21.90%) DHCP
18 158 (21.50%) DNS
19 155 (21.09%) ITIL
20 143 (19.46%) Microsoft Certification
21 139 (18.91%) Microsoft Azure
22 126 (17.14%) LAN
23 124 (16.87%) WAN
24 118 (16.05%) Linux
25 117 (15.92%) Cisco
26 111 (15.10%) SCCM
27 110 (14.97%) TCP/IP
28 104 (14.15%) SLA
29 96 (13.06%) SQL
30 94 (12.79%) MCSE

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
1 218 (29.66%) MS Exchange
2 87 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 63 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 63 (8.57%) SharePoint
4 52 (7.07%) Skype for Business
5 45 (6.12%) IIS
6 16 (2.18%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (1.36%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.22%) Apache
9 8 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.68%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.54%) K2 blackpearl
13 3 (0.41%) CMS
13 3 (0.41%) Joomla!
14 2 (0.27%) SAS
15 1 (0.14%) GroupWise
Applications
1 253 (34.42%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.31%) MS Visio
3 16 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.41%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.14%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.14%) CATIA
7 1 (0.14%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.14%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.14%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.14%) Line 50
3 1 (0.14%) Rolfe and Nolan
3 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.14%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.14%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 333 (45.31%) Office 365
2 139 (18.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (10.07%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (6.12%) Mimecast
5 18 (2.45%) PaaS
6 17 (2.31%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (1.63%) IaaS
8 11 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.82%) G Suite
10 5 (0.68%) SaaS
11 4 (0.54%) BrowserStack
11 4 (0.54%) Sauce Labs
12 3 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 3 (0.41%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (0.41%) SoftLayer
13 2 (0.27%) GitHub
13 2 (0.27%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
14 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 177 (24.08%) Firewall
2 161 (21.90%) DHCP
3 158 (21.50%) DNS
4 126 (17.14%) LAN
5 124 (16.87%) WAN
6 110 (14.97%) TCP/IP
7 73 (9.93%) VPN
8 55 (7.48%) Internet
9 53 (7.21%) SAN
10 52 (7.07%) VoIP
11 45 (6.12%) VLAN
12 40 (5.44%) Wireless
13 32 (4.35%) Skype
14 26 (3.54%) Wi-Fi
15 24 (3.27%) Remote Desktop
16 14 (1.90%) NetScaler
16 14 (1.90%) SSL
17 13 (1.77%) iSCSI
17 13 (1.77%) SMTP
18 12 (1.63%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (12.11%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (2.86%) MongoDB
4 16 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (1.90%) Azure SQL Database
5 14 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (1.63%) NoSQL
8 9 (1.22%) Hadoop
8 9 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (0.68%) Power BI
11 4 (0.54%) Redis
12 3 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.41%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.41%) QlikView
13 2 (0.27%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 22 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (2.18%) Visual Studio
2 16 (2.18%) Visual Studio Team System
3 14 (1.90%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.63%) JIRA
5 8 (1.09%) Chocolatey
5 8 (1.09%) InstallShield
5 8 (1.09%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.09%) MSI
5 8 (1.09%) Redmine
5 8 (1.09%) Trac
6 7 (0.95%) Hudson
7 4 (0.54%) Appium
7 4 (0.54%) Selenium
7 4 (0.54%) Subversion
7 4 (0.54%) TestNG
8 2 (0.27%) Dreamweaver
8 2 (0.27%) Gatling
8 2 (0.27%) JMeter
8 2 (0.27%) LoadRunner
General
1 44 (5.99%) Legal
2 37 (5.03%) Finance
3 22 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.59%) Retail
5 15 (2.04%) Banking
6 11 (1.50%) Games
6 11 (1.50%) Law
7 9 (1.22%) Marketing
8 8 (1.09%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.54%) Back Office
9 4 (0.54%) French Language
9 4 (0.54%) German Language
10 3 (0.41%) Automotive
10 3 (0.41%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.27%) Billing
11 2 (0.27%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.14%) Advertising
12 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.14%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 203 (27.62%) Support Engineer
2 154 (20.95%) IT Support
3 126 (17.14%) Analyst
4 101 (13.74%) IT Engineer
5 99 (13.47%) 2nd Line Support
6 96 (13.06%) Support Analyst
7 79 (10.75%) IT Support Engineer
8 60 (8.16%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 59 (8.03%) Desktop Support
9 59 (8.03%) IT Analyst
10 51 (6.94%) IT Support Analyst
11 50 (6.80%) 3rd Line Support
12 44 (5.99%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 43 (5.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 41 (5.58%) Desktop Engineer
15 40 (5.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 39 (5.31%) Support Technician
16 39 (5.31%) Team Leader
16 39 (5.31%) Technical Support
17 37 (5.03%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.13%) .NET
1 23 (3.13%) X-Windows
2 18 (2.45%) Web Services
3 13 (1.77%) JSON
4 8 (1.09%) Apache NiFi
4 8 (1.09%) Kafka
4 8 (1.09%) Middleware
4 8 (1.09%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (0.95%) HTML
6 6 (0.82%) .NET Framework
6 6 (0.82%) Entity Framework
7 4 (0.54%) CSS
7 4 (0.54%) Node.js
7 4 (0.54%) RESTful
8 3 (0.41%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.41%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (0.41%) SOAP
8 3 (0.41%) WCF
8 3 (0.41%) WinForms
8 3 (0.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (6.80%) Data Centre
2 48 (6.53%) Self-Motivation
3 30 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (3.13%) iPhone
5 19 (2.59%) Driving Licence
6 16 (2.18%) Blackberry
6 16 (2.18%) Public Cloud
7 13 (1.77%) Client/Server
7 13 (1.77%) Linux Command Line
8 12 (1.63%) Clustering
8 12 (1.63%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
10 9 (1.22%) AS400
10 9 (1.22%) Fat Client
10 9 (1.22%) iSeries
10 9 (1.22%) Smartphone
10 9 (1.22%) Thin Client
11 8 (1.09%) iPad
12 7 (0.95%) Replication
13 6 (0.82%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 735 (100.00%) Windows
2 601 (81.77%) Windows 7
3 459 (62.45%) Windows 10
4 355 (48.30%) Windows Server
5 284 (38.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 279 (37.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 118 (16.05%) Linux
8 70 (9.52%) Windows XP
9 60 (8.16%) Mac OS X
10 58 (7.89%) Apple iOS
11 50 (6.80%) Android
12 31 (4.22%) Windows Server 2003
13 28 (3.81%) CentOS
14 20 (2.72%) Ubuntu
15 11 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (1.50%) Unix
15 11 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
16 9 (1.22%) Mac OS
17 8 (1.09%) AIX
18 7 (0.95%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (21.09%) ITIL
2 81 (11.02%) Problem-Solving
3 49 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 47 (6.39%) Mentoring
5 42 (5.71%) Time Management
6 40 (5.44%) Service Management
7 38 (5.17%) Customer Requirements
8 37 (5.03%) Application Packaging
9 33 (4.49%) Migration
10 31 (4.22%) Incident Management
11 29 (3.95%) Presales
12 26 (3.54%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (3.40%) Coaching
13 25 (3.40%) ITSM
14 24 (3.27%) Patch Management
15 23 (3.13%) DevOps
15 23 (3.13%) Project Management
15 23 (3.13%) Server Virtualisation
16 22 (2.99%) Server Patching
17 21 (2.86%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 96 (13.06%) SQL
2 61 (8.30%) PowerShell
3 38 (5.17%) C#
4 26 (3.54%) Bash Shell
5 18 (2.45%) Python
5 18 (2.45%) VBScript
6 13 (1.77%) VB
7 11 (1.50%) PHP
8 10 (1.36%) Perl
9 8 (1.09%) Ruby
10 6 (0.82%) C
10 6 (0.82%) VB.NET
10 6 (0.82%) VB6
11 5 (0.68%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.54%) Java
12 4 (0.54%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.41%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.14%) R
14 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 143 (19.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 94 (12.79%) MCSE
3 60 (8.16%) MCSA
4 47 (6.39%) MCP
5 38 (5.17%) MCITP
6 37 (5.03%) Degree
7 31 (4.22%) Security Cleared
8 28 (3.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 27 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
10 26 (3.54%) CCNA
11 24 (3.27%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (2.72%) SC Cleared
13 11 (1.50%) MCTS
14 8 (1.09%) CCNP
14 8 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (0.95%) A+ Certification
16 6 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
17 4 (0.54%) Network+ Certification
18 2 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
18 2 (0.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (14.15%) SLA
2 12 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.36%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.36%) QA
4 8 (1.09%) GDPR
5 4 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.54%) PSD2
6 3 (0.41%) COBIT
6 3 (0.41%) PMO
7 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 552 (75.10%) Active Directory
2 186 (25.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 180 (24.49%) Hyper-V
4 46 (6.26%) XenApp
5 42 (5.71%) vSphere
6 37 (5.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 27 (3.67%) XenDesktop
8 26 (3.54%) XenServer
9 24 (3.27%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (2.18%) Terminal Server
11 13 (1.77%) Docker
11 13 (1.77%) LXC
12 9 (1.22%) Firmware
12 9 (1.22%) pfSense
12 9 (1.22%) VirtualBox
13 8 (1.09%) NFS
14 7 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
15 5 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
16 4 (0.54%) BitLocker
16 4 (0.54%) iptables
Systems Management
1 111 (15.10%) SCCM
2 37 (5.03%) Backup Exec
2 37 (5.03%) WSUS
3 16 (2.18%) AirWatch
3 16 (2.18%) SCOM
4 13 (1.77%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (1.09%) FortiGate
5 8 (1.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 8 (1.09%) ZABBIX
6 7 (0.95%) DameWare
6 7 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (0.82%) SCOrch
7 6 (0.82%) vCenter Server
8 5 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.54%) Nagios
9 4 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.54%) XenMobile
10 3 (0.41%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.41%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 531 (72.24%) Microsoft
2 237 (32.24%) VMware
3 173 (23.54%) Citrix
4 117 (15.92%) Cisco
5 70 (9.52%) Apple
6 68 (9.25%) HP
7 57 (7.76%) Dell
8 40 (5.44%) NetApp
9 36 (4.90%) Veeam
10 30 (4.08%) Ivanti
11 25 (3.40%) Red Hat
12 24 (3.27%) Avaya
13 22 (2.99%) Nimble Storage
13 22 (2.99%) Oracle
13 22 (2.99%) SonicWALL
14 19 (2.59%) IBM
15 18 (2.45%) EMC
16 15 (2.04%) Sophos
17 14 (1.90%) Mitel
17 14 (1.90%) Symantec