Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK > England
6 months to
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 715 573 509
Rank change year-on-year -142 -64 -6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 98 396 738
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.40% 0.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.66% 1.86% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 70 343 654
10th Percentile £18,875 £19,250 £20,750
25th Percentile £19,875 £22,750 £24,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £28,000 £30,000 £30,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.67% - +7.14%
75th Percentile £35,000 £38,750 £42,875
90th Percentile £55,000 £48,750 £55,000
UK median annual salary £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +5.26%

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 14,740 21,284 32,035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.56% 21.37% 23.31%
Number of salaries quoted 11,955 17,495 25,877
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,563 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 -17 27 £25,500 -5.65% 8
South West -43 19 £35,250 +39.60%
London +52 18 £30,000 -25.00% 3
Yorkshire -8 17 £20,500 -48.75% 2
South East -16 14 £21,500 -28.33% 2
Midlands -17 10 £28,750 -11.54% 2
East of England +42 8 £22,000 -15.38% 2
North East -2 7 £25,500 +10.87% 1
East Midlands -1 6 £30,000 -23.08% 2
West Midlands -22 4 £24,750 +10.00%
North West +19 3 £27,500 +32.53% 5
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 98 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (88.78%) Windows 7
3 83 (84.69%) Windows 10
4 73 (74.49%) Active Directory
5 62 (63.27%) Microsoft
6 61 (62.24%) Microsoft 365
7 51 (52.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 46 (46.94%) Microsoft Office
9 42 (42.86%) Windows Server
10 38 (38.78%) Windows Server 2008
11 36 (36.73%) Azure
12 35 (35.71%) MS Exchange
13 32 (32.65%) DNS
14 29 (29.59%) VPN
15 27 (27.55%) Firewall
16 26 (26.53%) VMware
17 25 (25.51%) Windows Server 2016
18 24 (24.49%) DHCP
19 21 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
20 20 (20.41%) AWS
20 20 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
20 20 (20.41%) ITIL
20 20 (20.41%) Windows Server 2003
21 19 (19.39%) Citrix
21 19 (19.39%) Exchange Server 2013
22 16 (16.33%) Hyper-V
23 15 (15.31%) Exchange Server 2007
23 15 (15.31%) Finance
23 15 (15.31%) Problem-Solving
24 14 (14.29%) 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 35 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 21 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (19.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (15.31%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (6.12%) nginx
6 6 (6.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 46 (46.94%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 61 (62.24%) Microsoft 365
2 36 (36.73%) Azure
3 20 (20.41%) AWS
4 8 (8.16%) Mimecast
5 3 (3.06%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.02%) Google Workspace
6 1 (1.02%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 32 (32.65%) DNS
2 29 (29.59%) VPN
3 27 (27.55%) Firewall
4 24 (24.49%) DHCP
5 13 (13.27%) Remote Desktop
6 9 (9.18%) VLAN
7 8 (8.16%) TCP/IP
7 8 (8.16%) WAN
8 6 (6.12%) Asterisk PBX
8 6 (6.12%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (5.10%) Internet
9 5 (5.10%) SAN
9 5 (5.10%) VoIP
10 4 (4.08%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (2.04%) ADSL
11 2 (2.04%) Cisco ISE
11 2 (2.04%) LAN
11 2 (2.04%) MPLS
11 2 (2.04%) Skype
11 2 (2.04%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Rational Team Concert
2 1 (1.02%) MSI
General
1 15 (15.31%) Finance
2 3 (3.06%) Billing
3 2 (2.04%) Law
3 2 (2.04%) Local Government
3 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.04%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 28 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 21 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
3 18 (18.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 18 (18.37%) IT Support
4 14 (14.29%) Analyst
5 13 (13.27%) IT Engineer
5 13 (13.27%) IT Support Engineer
6 11 (11.22%) Support Analyst
7 10 (10.20%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 9 (9.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (9.18%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (8.16%) 1st Line Engineer
9 8 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 8 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (8.16%) Deskside Engineer
9 8 (8.16%) Service Desk Engineer
10 6 (6.12%) 1st Line Support
10 6 (6.12%) Consultant
10 6 (6.12%) Operations Engineer
10 6 (6.12%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.24%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.14%) Driving Licence
3 6 (6.12%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.06%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.06%) Replication
4 3 (3.06%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.04%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.04%) Fibre Optics
5 2 (2.04%) iPad
5 2 (2.04%) iPhone
5 2 (2.04%) Life Science
5 2 (2.04%) SCADA
5 2 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.02%) Organisational Skills
Operating Systems
1 98 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (88.78%) Windows 7
3 83 (84.69%) Windows 10
4 51 (52.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (42.86%) Windows Server
6 38 (38.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (25.51%) Windows Server 2016
8 20 (20.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (13.27%) Linux
9 13 (13.27%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (6.12%) Android
11 3 (3.06%) Mac OS X
11 3 (3.06%) Windows XP
12 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
12 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.41%) ITIL
2 15 (15.31%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (12.24%) Asset Management
4 10 (10.20%) Mentoring
5 9 (9.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 8 (8.16%) Incident Management
6 8 (8.16%) Problem Management
7 7 (7.14%) Line Management
8 4 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (4.08%) Collaborative Working
8 4 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (4.08%) Logistics
8 4 (4.08%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (4.08%) Project Delivery
8 4 (4.08%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.08%) Service Management
8 4 (4.08%) Service-Level Objective
8 4 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.08%) Thought Leadership
8 4 (4.08%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.20%) PowerShell
1 10 (10.20%) SQL
2 2 (2.04%) VB
3 1 (1.02%) C#
3 1 (1.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (10.20%) CCNA
1 10 (10.20%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.12%) MCSE
3 5 (5.10%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.10%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.08%) Degree
5 3 (3.06%) MCP
5 3 (3.06%) MCSA
6 2 (2.04%) CCNP
6 2 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.02%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.02%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (1.02%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.20%) SLA
2 4 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 73 (74.49%) Active Directory
2 20 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (16.33%) Hyper-V
4 9 (9.18%) XenDesktop
5 7 (7.14%) XenApp
6 6 (6.12%) BitLocker
7 4 (4.08%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.04%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.04%) VMware NSX
8 2 (2.04%) vSphere
9 1 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.02%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (13.27%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (6.12%) HAProxy
2 6 (6.12%) Nagios
2 6 (6.12%) SCCM
3 4 (4.08%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.04%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.04%) WMI
5 1 (1.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 62 (63.27%) Microsoft
2 26 (26.53%) VMware
3 19 (19.39%) Citrix
4 14 (14.29%) Cisco
5 10 (10.20%) Remedy
5 10 (10.20%) Sophos
6 7 (7.14%) ServiceNow
7 6 (6.12%) Oracle
7 6 (6.12%) Veeam
8 5 (5.10%) Meraki
9 4 (4.08%) Juniper
9 4 (4.08%) Palo Alto
9 4 (4.08%) Symantec
10 3 (3.06%) Avaya
10 3 (3.06%) Draytek
10 3 (3.06%) McAfee
10 3 (3.06%) WatchGuard
11 2 (2.04%) F5
11 2 (2.04%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.04%) Splunk