Period
to 7 July 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 7 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK > England
6 months to
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 591 541 545
Rank change year-on-year -50 +4 -104
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 218 685 860
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.50% 0.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.41% 2.19% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 195 629 811
Median annual salary £31,000 £30,000 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.26% +3.64%
10th Percentile £18,750 £20,700 £19,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £61,250 £51,250
UK median annual salary £30,500 £30,000 £28,500
% change year-on-year +1.67% +5.26% +3.64%

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 15,449 31,282 39,014
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.30% 23.01% 23.36%
Number of salaries quoted 12,672 24,984 31,810
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £81,225 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +2.17% +2.22%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +27 64 £30,000 - 5
London -24 42 £47,500 +26.67%
North of England +98 37 £27,500 +3.77% 3
South West +59 31 £23,125 -10.19% 4
Midlands +60 28 £24,500 -18.33% 1
West Midlands +62 19 £19,500 -35.00% 1
North East +38 16 £23,250 +8.14% 1
East of England +67 15 £26,000 -13.33%
North West +82 11 £25,750 -6.36%
Yorkshire +87 10 £37,500 +47.06% 2
East Midlands +49 9 £34,500 +10.40%
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 218 (100.00%) Windows
2 170 (77.98%) Windows 7
3 148 (67.89%) Windows 10
4 145 (66.51%) Microsoft
5 126 (57.80%) Active Directory
6 125 (57.34%) Office 365
7 97 (44.50%) Windows Server
8 81 (37.16%) Microsoft Office
9 79 (36.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 74 (33.94%) VMware
11 73 (33.49%) Windows Server 2008
12 70 (32.11%) Windows Server 2016
13 67 (30.73%) Hyper-V
14 65 (29.82%) MS Exchange
15 64 (29.36%) ITIL
16 63 (28.90%) VMware Infrastructure
17 58 (26.61%) Azure
18 56 (25.69%) DNS
19 55 (25.23%) Microsoft Certification
20 54 (24.77%) Firewall
21 51 (23.39%) DHCP
22 50 (22.94%) Citrix
23 41 (18.81%) SLA
24 37 (16.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 35 (16.06%) LAN
26 33 (15.14%) Exchange Server 2013
26 33 (15.14%) Problem-Solving
26 33 (15.14%) Project Management
27 32 (14.68%) WAN
27 32 (14.68%) Cisco

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 65 (29.82%) MS Exchange
2 33 (15.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 31 (14.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (6.88%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.21%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.83%) IIS
7 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 81 (37.16%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (9.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (7.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (5.50%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.83%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 125 (57.34%) Office 365
2 58 (26.61%) Azure
3 23 (10.55%) AWS
4 10 (4.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (4.13%) Mimecast
6 4 (1.83%) SaaS
7 2 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.92%) PaaS
8 1 (0.46%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 56 (25.69%) DNS
2 54 (24.77%) Firewall
3 51 (23.39%) DHCP
4 35 (16.06%) LAN
5 32 (14.68%) WAN
6 31 (14.22%) Internet
7 29 (13.30%) TCP/IP
8 24 (11.01%) VPN
9 22 (10.09%) VLAN
9 22 (10.09%) VoIP
10 20 (9.17%) SAN
11 18 (8.26%) NetScaler
12 16 (7.34%) Wireless
13 14 (6.42%) Remote Desktop
14 6 (2.75%) Cisco IOS
14 6 (2.75%) DKIM
14 6 (2.75%) FIX Connectivity
14 6 (2.75%) IPsec
14 6 (2.75%) iSCSI
15 5 (2.29%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.30%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.05%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (3.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.75%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.83%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 2 (0.92%) JIRA
2 1 (0.46%) Bugzilla
2 1 (0.46%) Subversion
General
1 19 (8.72%) Finance
2 12 (5.50%) Public Sector
3 3 (1.38%) Back Office
3 3 (1.38%) Banking
3 3 (1.38%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.38%) Marketing
3 3 (1.38%) Retail
4 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.46%) Legal
4 1 (0.46%) Local Government
4 1 (0.46%) Publishing
4 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (26.15%) Analyst
2 48 (22.02%) IT Support
3 46 (21.10%) Support Engineer
4 37 (16.97%) Support Analyst
5 34 (15.60%) IT Engineer
6 25 (11.47%) IT Support Engineer
7 24 (11.01%) 2nd Line Support
7 24 (11.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (10.09%) 3rd Line Support
9 20 (9.17%) Desktop Support
10 18 (8.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 18 (8.26%) Consultant
11 14 (6.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 14 (6.42%) Technical Support
12 13 (5.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (5.96%) Technical Consultant
13 11 (5.05%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
13 11 (5.05%) Desktop Engineer
13 11 (5.05%) Service Analyst
13 11 (5.05%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.75%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (1.38%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.42%) Data Centre
1 14 (6.42%) Driving Licence
2 9 (4.13%) Clustering
3 8 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.75%) Eurex
4 6 (2.75%) Replication
5 5 (2.29%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.29%) iPhone
6 4 (1.83%) CMDB
6 4 (1.83%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.83%) iPad
6 4 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.83%) Reinsurance
6 4 (1.83%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.38%) Equities
7 3 (1.38%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.38%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 218 (100.00%) Windows
2 170 (77.98%) Windows 7
3 148 (67.89%) Windows 10
4 97 (44.50%) Windows Server
5 79 (36.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 73 (33.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 70 (32.11%) Windows Server 2016
8 32 (14.68%) Windows Server 2019
9 25 (11.47%) Windows XP
10 24 (11.01%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (8.26%) Linux
12 15 (6.88%) Mac OS X
13 10 (4.59%) Solaris
14 9 (4.13%) Unix
15 8 (3.67%) Android
16 6 (2.75%) CentOS
16 6 (2.75%) Debian
16 6 (2.75%) SUSE
16 6 (2.75%) Windows Vista
17 4 (1.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (29.36%) ITIL
2 37 (16.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 33 (15.14%) Problem-Solving
3 33 (15.14%) Project Management
4 25 (11.47%) Project Delivery
5 18 (8.26%) Service Delivery
6 17 (7.80%) Incident Management
7 15 (6.88%) Root Cause Analysis
8 14 (6.42%) Mentoring
8 14 (6.42%) Service Management
9 11 (5.05%) Kalman Filter
10 10 (4.59%) Change Management
10 10 (4.59%) ITSM
11 9 (4.13%) ITIL V3
12 8 (3.67%) Capacity Management
12 8 (3.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (3.67%) Network Load Balancing
12 8 (3.67%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (3.21%) DevOps
14 6 (2.75%) Client Onboarding
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.39%) SQL
2 24 (11.01%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.75%) Bash Shell
3 6 (2.75%) Perl
3 6 (2.75%) Python
4 5 (2.29%) C#
4 5 (2.29%) R
5 3 (1.38%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.38%) VB
6 1 (0.46%) C
6 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (25.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (12.39%) MCSE
3 26 (11.93%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (8.72%) MCP
4 19 (8.72%) MCSA
5 18 (8.26%) CCNA
6 11 (5.05%) Degree
7 9 (4.13%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (3.21%) A+ Certification
8 7 (3.21%) CCENT
9 5 (2.29%) CCNP
9 5 (2.29%) MCITP
9 5 (2.29%) Security Cleared
10 4 (1.83%) SC Cleared
10 4 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.38%) CompTIA Security+
11 3 (1.38%) Dell Certification
11 3 (1.38%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (1.38%) Server+ Certification
12 2 (0.92%) LFCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (18.81%) SLA
2 2 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 126 (57.80%) Active Directory
2 67 (30.73%) Hyper-V
3 63 (28.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (11.01%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (7.34%) VMware Workstation
6 8 (3.67%) VirtualBox
6 8 (3.67%) vSphere
7 7 (3.21%) XenApp
7 7 (3.21%) XenDesktop
8 6 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (2.29%) BitLocker
10 4 (1.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (1.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 3 (1.38%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.38%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.92%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.46%) Firmware
13 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 29 (13.30%) SCCM
2 20 (9.17%) Backup Exec
3 12 (5.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (3.67%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (2.75%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (2.75%) SCOM
5 6 (2.75%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (2.29%) WSUS
7 2 (0.92%) DameWare
7 2 (0.92%) OpenView
7 2 (0.92%) OVSD
7 2 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.92%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.46%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.46%) AppManager
8 1 (0.46%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 145 (66.51%) Microsoft
2 74 (33.94%) VMware
3 50 (22.94%) Citrix
4 32 (14.68%) Cisco
5 21 (9.63%) Veeam
6 20 (9.17%) Dell
7 18 (8.26%) HP
8 13 (5.96%) Oracle
9 11 (5.05%) Apple
10 10 (4.59%) McAfee
11 6 (2.75%) Bloomberg
11 6 (2.75%) CQG
11 6 (2.75%) Fidessa
11 6 (2.75%) ION Trading
11 6 (2.75%) Patsystems
11 6 (2.75%) Red Hat
11 6 (2.75%) Reuters
11 6 (2.75%) Symantec
12 5 (2.29%) MobileIron
13 4 (1.83%) Trayport