Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 530 546 453
Rank change year-on-year +16 -93 -126
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 674 815 1,138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.50% 0.50% 0.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.19% 2.15% 2.74%
Number of salaries quoted 597 749 1,048
England median annual salary £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.79% -
10th Percentile £20,825 £19,250 £19,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £46,000
UK median annual salary £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.64% -1.79%

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 30,716 37,967 41,560
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.92% 23.24% 24.73%
Number of salaries quoted 24,441 30,799 34,417
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £46,715 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.65% +5.56% -

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +21 213 £37,500 +17.19% 40
South East +5 193 £30,000 +5.26% 55
Midlands +41 79 £30,000 +7.14% 29
North of England +18 72 £27,500 +10.00% 36
South West +47 69 £26,000 +13.04% 22
West Midlands +29 49 £28,500 -5.00% 10
East of England +38 45 £30,000 +9.09% 17
Yorkshire -12 40 £25,500 +13.33% 20
East Midlands +25 30 £30,000 +20.00% 19
North West +9 29 £27,500 -8.33% 15
North East +20 3 £21,500 -10.42% 1
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 674 (100.00%) Windows
2 521 (77.30%) Windows 7
3 484 (71.81%) Active Directory
4 468 (69.44%) Windows 10
5 427 (63.35%) Microsoft
6 363 (53.86%) Windows Server
7 344 (51.04%) Office 365
8 292 (43.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 282 (41.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 251 (37.24%) Microsoft Office
11 230 (34.12%) VMware
12 194 (28.78%) Hyper-V
13 190 (28.19%) VMware Infrastructure
14 178 (26.41%) MS Exchange
15 159 (23.59%) Firewall
16 155 (23.00%) Microsoft Certification
17 151 (22.40%) DNS
18 148 (21.96%) DHCP
19 143 (21.22%) ITIL
20 131 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
21 128 (18.99%) Citrix
22 124 (18.40%) MCSE
23 120 (17.80%) SQL Server
23 120 (17.80%) Exchange Server 2013
24 119 (17.66%) WAN
25 118 (17.51%) LAN
26 111 (16.47%) TCP/IP
27 103 (15.28%) SCCM
28 102 (15.13%) Cisco
29 100 (14.84%) SLA

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
1 178 (26.41%) MS Exchange
2 120 (17.80%) Exchange Server 2013
3 87 (12.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 78 (11.57%) SharePoint
5 52 (7.72%) IIS
6 48 (7.12%) Skype for Business
7 20 (2.97%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (0.89%) IBM Notes
9 6 (0.89%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.59%) Apache
11 1 (0.15%) Confluence
11 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.15%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.15%) Site Server
Applications
1 251 (37.24%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (4.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.23%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.59%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.15%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 344 (51.04%) Office 365
2 131 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (7.72%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (4.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (2.52%) IBM Cloud
5 17 (2.52%) SoftLayer
6 16 (2.37%) SaaS
7 15 (2.23%) Mimecast
7 15 (2.23%) PaaS
8 8 (1.19%) IaaS
9 4 (0.59%) G Suite
10 3 (0.45%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.30%) Google Docs
12 1 (0.15%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.15%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.15%) Google Sheets
12 1 (0.15%) NuGet
12 1 (0.15%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.15%) Sauce Labs
12 1 (0.15%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 159 (23.59%) Firewall
2 151 (22.40%) DNS
3 148 (21.96%) DHCP
4 119 (17.66%) WAN
5 118 (17.51%) LAN
6 111 (16.47%) TCP/IP
7 63 (9.35%) Internet
8 55 (8.16%) VPN
9 50 (7.42%) VoIP
10 47 (6.97%) Skype
11 41 (6.08%) SAN
11 41 (6.08%) Wireless
12 32 (4.75%) Remote Desktop
13 24 (3.56%) VLAN
14 23 (3.41%) ISDN
15 18 (2.67%) MPLS
16 17 (2.52%) H.323
17 16 (2.37%) Wi-Fi
18 14 (2.08%) ADSL
18 14 (2.08%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (17.80%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (2.97%) Azure SQL Database
4 20 (2.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 20 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (2.52%) Relational Database
6 15 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.15%) MySQL
9 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.15%) Power BI
9 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 26 (3.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (3.71%) MSI
3 23 (3.41%) InstallShield
4 21 (3.12%) Visual Studio Team System
5 20 (2.97%) Visual Studio
6 15 (2.23%) JIRA
7 11 (1.63%) Git (software)
8 7 (1.04%) Chocolatey
9 4 (0.59%) Hudson
10 1 (0.15%) Appium
10 1 (0.15%) Gatling
10 1 (0.15%) JMeter
10 1 (0.15%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.15%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.15%) MSTest
10 1 (0.15%) Ranorex
10 1 (0.15%) Selenium
10 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.15%) TestNG
General
1 49 (7.27%) Finance
2 35 (5.19%) Legal
3 24 (3.56%) Law
4 17 (2.52%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.48%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.04%) Banking
6 7 (1.04%) Marketing
7 6 (0.89%) Retail
8 4 (0.59%) Automotive
9 3 (0.45%) Electronics
9 3 (0.45%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.30%) Back Office
11 1 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 174 (25.82%) Support Engineer
2 143 (21.22%) IT Support
3 137 (20.33%) Analyst
4 114 (16.91%) IT Engineer
5 85 (12.61%) Support Analyst
6 83 (12.31%) 2nd Line Support
7 65 (9.64%) IT Support Engineer
8 60 (8.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 58 (8.61%) IT Analyst
10 52 (7.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 50 (7.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 49 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 48 (7.12%) IT Technician
14 45 (6.68%) IT Support Analyst
15 44 (6.53%) 3rd Line Support
16 41 (6.08%) Support Technician
17 39 (5.79%) Desktop Support
18 35 (5.19%) Service Analyst
18 35 (5.19%) Service Desk Analyst
18 35 (5.19%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.01%) .NET
2 20 (2.97%) JSON
2 20 (2.97%) X-Windows
3 7 (1.04%) .NET Framework
4 6 (0.89%) Entity Framework
5 4 (0.59%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.30%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (0.30%) LDAP
6 2 (0.30%) Web Services
7 1 (0.15%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.64%) Management Information System
2 30 (4.45%) Data Centre
3 23 (3.41%) iPhone
4 22 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (3.12%) Driving Licence
6 20 (2.97%) Linux Command Line
7 18 (2.67%) Mobile Computing
8 17 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (2.23%) Blackberry
10 14 (2.08%) Public Cloud
10 14 (2.08%) Replication
11 13 (1.93%) CMDB
11 13 (1.93%) Fat Client
11 13 (1.93%) Thin Client
12 9 (1.34%) CCTV
12 9 (1.34%) Clustering
12 9 (1.34%) iPad
13 8 (1.19%) Client/Server
14 7 (1.04%) BYOD
14 7 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 674 (100.00%) Windows
2 521 (77.30%) Windows 7
3 468 (69.44%) Windows 10
4 363 (53.86%) Windows Server
5 292 (43.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 282 (41.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 90 (13.35%) Linux
8 55 (8.16%) Android
9 52 (7.72%) Windows XP
10 50 (7.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 45 (6.68%) Mac OS X
12 44 (6.53%) Apple iOS
13 17 (2.52%) Windows Vista
14 14 (2.08%) Unix
15 12 (1.78%) Mac OS
16 8 (1.19%) Ubuntu
16 8 (1.19%) Windows 2000
16 8 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.74%) CentOS
17 5 (0.74%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (21.22%) ITIL
2 100 (14.84%) Problem-Solving
3 64 (9.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 63 (9.35%) Time Management
5 52 (7.72%) Migration
6 47 (6.97%) Service Management
7 37 (5.49%) Application Packaging
8 36 (5.34%) Continuous Improvement
8 36 (5.34%) Information Security
9 32 (4.75%) Customer Requirements
9 32 (4.75%) Mentoring
10 25 (3.71%) Penetration Testing
11 24 (3.56%) Incident Management
12 23 (3.41%) Mobile Device Management
13 21 (3.12%) Antivirus Management
13 21 (3.12%) Knowledge Management
13 21 (3.12%) Virtual Infrastructure
14 20 (2.97%) Escalation Management
14 20 (2.97%) Ticket Management
15 19 (2.82%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (14.54%) SQL
2 57 (8.46%) PowerShell
3 33 (4.90%) C#
4 17 (2.52%) C
4 17 (2.52%) T-SQL
5 12 (1.78%) VB
6 9 (1.34%) VBScript
7 7 (1.04%) Python
8 6 (0.89%) Perl
8 6 (0.89%) VB.NET
8 6 (0.89%) VB6
9 5 (0.74%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.30%) Java
10 2 (0.30%) R
11 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 155 (23.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 124 (18.40%) MCSE
3 54 (8.01%) MCSA
4 41 (6.08%) MCITP
5 35 (5.19%) Security Cleared
6 34 (5.04%) MCP
7 30 (4.45%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (4.30%) CCNA
9 27 (4.01%) SC Cleared
9 27 (4.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 22 (3.26%) A+ Certification
10 22 (3.26%) Degree
11 13 (1.93%) CCNP
12 9 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (1.04%) Network+ Certification
14 5 (0.74%) CCENT
15 4 (0.59%) DBS Check
16 3 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
16 3 (0.45%) MCDST
17 1 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (14.84%) SLA
2 24 (3.56%) QA
3 14 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.63%) COBIT
5 6 (0.89%) GDPR
5 6 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.59%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.59%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.45%) PMO
8 1 (0.15%) PSD2
System Software
1 484 (71.81%) Active Directory
2 194 (28.78%) Hyper-V
3 190 (28.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (7.57%) XenApp
5 35 (5.19%) Microsoft App-V
6 24 (3.56%) vSphere
7 21 (3.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 21 (3.12%) LXC
8 20 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (2.52%) XenDesktop
10 10 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (1.19%) Terminal Services
12 7 (1.04%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.59%) NFS
13 4 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
16 1 (0.15%) vCloud
16 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 103 (15.28%) SCCM
2 33 (4.90%) WSUS
3 29 (4.30%) Backup Exec
4 6 (0.89%) Nessus
4 6 (0.89%) vCenter Server
5 5 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (0.74%) Perfmon
5 5 (0.74%) SCOM
6 4 (0.59%) DameWare
6 4 (0.59%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.45%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.45%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.30%) Terraform
8 2 (0.30%) vMotion
8 2 (0.30%) WMI
8 2 (0.30%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.15%) OVSD
9 1 (0.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 427 (63.35%) Microsoft
2 230 (34.12%) VMware
3 128 (18.99%) Citrix
4 102 (15.13%) Cisco
5 64 (9.50%) HP
6 60 (8.90%) Dell
7 55 (8.16%) Apple
8 48 (7.12%) Veeam
9 25 (3.71%) NetApp
10 23 (3.41%) Novell
11 19 (2.82%) WatchGuard
12 18 (2.67%) Avaya
12 18 (2.67%) AVG
12 18 (2.67%) Mitel
13 17 (2.52%) EMC
14 16 (2.37%) Meraki
14 16 (2.37%) Nimble Storage
15 12 (1.78%) Siemens
16 11 (1.63%) Adobe
16 11 (1.63%) Veritas