Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK > England
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 804 613 537
Rank change year-on-year -191 -76 +13
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 144 165 674
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.26% 0.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.77% 1.22% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 95 149 591
10th Percentile £19,250 £18,750 £21,250
25th Percentile £23,000 £23,250 £24,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £33,750 £47,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £45,550 £53,750 £56,250
UK median annual salary £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +1.59% +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 18,616 13,470 30,521
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.63% 21.20% 22.93%
Number of salaries quoted 13,545 11,214 24,618
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,425 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Midlands -69 34 £30,000 +53.85% 12
North of England -56 31 £27,500 +3.77% 16
East Midlands -23 29 £31,500 -30.00% 6
East of England -23 21 £21,500 -18.10% 10
South East -120 20 £28,500 -12.31% 18
South West -83 19 £30,000 +37.14% 11
Yorkshire -59 18 £23,000 -38.67% 4
London -147 18 £32,500 -27.78% 8
North West -48 7 £32,500 +8.33% 7
North East -29 6 £43,500 +87.10% 5
West Midlands -76 5 £19,500 - 6
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 144 (100.00%) Windows
2 121 (84.03%) Windows 10
3 120 (83.33%) Windows 7
4 115 (79.86%) Active Directory
5 109 (75.69%) Microsoft
6 91 (63.19%) Microsoft 365
7 86 (59.72%) Microsoft Office
8 79 (54.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 76 (52.78%) Windows Server
10 65 (45.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 57 (39.58%) VMware
12 44 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
13 43 (29.86%) VPN
14 42 (29.17%) Hyper-V
14 42 (29.17%) Social Skills
15 41 (28.47%) SQL
16 39 (27.08%) Azure
17 37 (25.69%) ITIL
17 37 (25.69%) DNS
18 36 (25.00%) MS Exchange
18 36 (25.00%) Firewall
19 34 (23.61%) Windows Server 2016
20 33 (22.92%) Windows Server 2019
21 31 (21.53%) Problem-Solving
22 27 (18.75%) WAN
23 26 (18.06%) Citrix
24 25 (17.36%) TCP/IP
24 25 (17.36%) Veeam
25 23 (15.97%) SQL Server
26 22 (15.28%) Windows Server 2003

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 36 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 22 (15.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (12.50%) nginx
4 12 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (4.17%) CMS
6 6 (4.17%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.78%) Skype for Business
8 3 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.39%) IIS
Applications
1 86 (59.72%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (11.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (9.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (4.17%) InDesign
4 6 (4.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Shopify
2 3 (2.08%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 91 (63.19%) Microsoft 365
2 39 (27.08%) Azure
3 13 (9.03%) AWS
4 10 (6.94%) Mimecast
5 6 (4.17%) Cloudflare
5 6 (4.17%) GitHub
6 5 (3.47%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (2.08%) IaaS
7 3 (2.08%) SaaS
8 1 (0.69%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 43 (29.86%) VPN
2 37 (25.69%) DNS
3 36 (25.00%) Firewall
4 27 (18.75%) WAN
5 25 (17.36%) TCP/IP
6 21 (14.58%) DHCP
7 19 (13.19%) LAN
8 16 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
9 13 (9.03%) Skype
10 12 (8.33%) Asterisk PBX
10 12 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
11 10 (6.94%) Internet
12 8 (5.56%) VLAN
12 8 (5.56%) Wireless
13 5 (3.47%) SAN
14 4 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
15 3 (2.08%) VoIP
16 2 (1.39%) VSAN
16 2 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
17 1 (0.69%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.97%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Cactus
1 6 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 6 (4.17%) gulp
1 6 (4.17%) webpack
2 2 (1.39%) Rational Team Concert
3 1 (0.69%) JIRA
3 1 (0.69%) MSI
General
1 42 (29.17%) Social Skills
2 17 (11.81%) Organisational Skills
3 15 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (9.03%) Finance
5 9 (6.25%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 9 (6.25%) Law
6 6 (4.17%) Retail
7 5 (3.47%) Manufacturing
7 5 (3.47%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (2.78%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (2.08%) Banking
9 3 (2.08%) Billing
10 2 (1.39%) French Language
10 2 (1.39%) German Language
10 2 (1.39%) Italian Language
10 2 (1.39%) Public Sector
10 2 (1.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 32 (22.22%) IT Support
2 26 (18.06%) Support Engineer
3 23 (15.97%) 2nd Line Support
4 20 (13.89%) Support Technician
5 16 (11.11%) Desktop Support
5 16 (11.11%) IT Support Technician
5 16 (11.11%) IT Technician
6 15 (10.42%) Analyst
7 14 (9.72%) IT Engineer
7 14 (9.72%) Windows Engineer
8 13 (9.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
9 12 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
9 12 (8.33%) Server Engineer
10 10 (6.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 10 (6.94%) Service Analyst
10 10 (6.94%) Support Analyst
11 9 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
12 8 (5.56%) Service Desk Team Leader
12 8 (5.56%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.17%) Ajax
1 6 (4.17%) CSS
1 6 (4.17%) HTML
1 6 (4.17%) jQuery
1 6 (4.17%) JSON
1 6 (4.17%) Laravel
1 6 (4.17%) Node.js
1 6 (4.17%) PHP-FPM
1 6 (4.17%) Sass
1 6 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 6 (4.17%) XML
2 5 (3.47%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.72%) Driving Licence
2 8 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (4.17%) Blog
3 6 (4.17%) Fat Client
3 6 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.17%) Thin Client
4 5 (3.47%) iPad
4 5 (3.47%) iPhone
4 5 (3.47%) Mobile Computing
5 4 (2.78%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.78%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.78%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.39%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 144 (100.00%) Windows
2 121 (84.03%) Windows 10
3 120 (83.33%) Windows 7
4 79 (54.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 76 (52.78%) Windows Server
6 65 (45.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (23.61%) Windows Server 2016
8 33 (22.92%) Windows Server 2019
9 22 (15.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (11.81%) Linux
11 13 (9.03%) Android
12 12 (8.33%) Windows XP
13 6 (4.17%) Mac OS X
14 4 (2.78%) Apple iOS
15 2 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.69%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (25.69%) ITIL
2 31 (21.53%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 16 (11.11%) Line Management
5 13 (9.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 12 (8.33%) Mathematics
7 8 (5.56%) E-Commerce
7 8 (5.56%) Service Delivery
7 8 (5.56%) Service Management
8 7 (4.86%) Mentoring
9 6 (4.17%) ITSM
9 6 (4.17%) OOP
9 6 (4.17%) SEO
9 6 (4.17%) Web Development
10 5 (3.47%) DNA
10 5 (3.47%) Inventory Management
11 4 (2.78%) Incident Management
11 4 (2.78%) IT Strategy
11 4 (2.78%) Proactive Management
11 4 (2.78%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (28.47%) SQL
2 6 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 6 (4.17%) PHP
3 4 (2.78%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.39%) C
4 2 (1.39%) C#
4 2 (1.39%) VB
5 1 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (6.25%) Degree
2 9 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.56%) MCSE
4 4 (2.78%) MCP
5 3 (2.08%) CCNA
5 3 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.08%) MCITP
5 3 (2.08%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.39%) MCSA
7 1 (0.69%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.69%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.69%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.42%) SLA
2 2 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 115 (79.86%) Active Directory
2 44 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (29.17%) Hyper-V
4 16 (11.11%) XenDesktop
5 14 (9.72%) XenApp
6 11 (7.64%) VirtualBox
7 4 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.39%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (1.39%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.69%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.69%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (8.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
1 12 (8.33%) HAProxy
1 12 (8.33%) Nagios
2 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.39%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.39%) WMI
Vendors
1 109 (75.69%) Microsoft
2 57 (39.58%) VMware
3 26 (18.06%) Citrix
4 25 (17.36%) Veeam
5 18 (12.50%) Sophos
6 13 (9.03%) Cisco
7 12 (8.33%) Oracle
8 11 (7.64%) Remedy
9 8 (5.56%) Apple
9 8 (5.56%) HP
10 7 (4.86%) Google
11 6 (4.17%) Adobe
12 5 (3.47%) CommVault
12 5 (3.47%) Snow
12 5 (3.47%) SonicWALL
12 5 (3.47%) Veritas
13 4 (2.78%) Canon
13 4 (2.78%) Dell
13 4 (2.78%) Xerox
14 3 (2.08%) Avaya