Period
to 25 April 2018

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 25 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK > England
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 486 426 310
Rank change year-on-year -60 -116 -39
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 939 1,169 2,104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.73% 1.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.38% 3.00% 4.17%
Number of salaries quoted 866 1,073 1,929
England median annual salary £28,500 £27,500 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.64% -1.79% -5.08%
10th Percentile £19,250 £19,250 £19,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £50,000
UK median annual salary £28,500 £27,500 £28,000
% change year-on-year +3.64% -1.79% -5.08%

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 39,408 38,993 50,448
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.80% 24.33% 26.20%
Number of salaries quoted 32,438 33,046 43,021
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 25 April 2018.

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 25 April 2018. 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 -104 309 £33,500 +4.69% 50
South East -46 254 £30,000 +18.88% 42
Midlands 0 111 £25,000 -16.67% 11
East of England -24 100 £25,000 -3.10% 20
North of England -62 85 £25,000 +8.70% 34
South West +6 81 £23,750 -8.65% 11
West Midlands -21 56 £30,500 +1.67% 5
East Midlands +20 55 £25,000 -25.37% 6
Yorkshire +12 51 £25,000 +13.64% 9
North West -66 32 £27,500 +12.24% 22
North East -22 2 £27,750 +35.37% 3
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 25 April 2018, 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.

1 939 (100.00%) Windows
2 736 (78.38%) Windows 7
3 600 (63.90%) Active Directory
4 564 (60.06%) Microsoft
5 533 (56.76%) Windows 10
6 478 (50.91%) Windows Server
7 412 (43.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 408 (43.45%) Office 365
9 367 (39.08%) Microsoft Office
10 336 (35.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 275 (29.29%) VMware
12 265 (28.22%) MS Exchange
13 235 (25.03%) ITIL
14 222 (23.64%) Citrix
15 212 (22.58%) Firewall
16 196 (20.87%) VMware Infrastructure
17 179 (19.06%) Hyper-V
18 160 (17.04%) Microsoft Certification
19 157 (16.72%) DNS
20 155 (16.51%) SQL
21 153 (16.29%) Cisco
22 152 (16.19%) Problem-Solving
23 148 (15.76%) TCP/IP
24 139 (14.80%) DHCP
25 138 (14.70%) Microsoft Azure
25 138 (14.70%) Exchange Server 2010
26 136 (14.48%) LAN
27 135 (14.38%) WAN
28 132 (14.06%) Exchange Server 2013
29 114 (12.14%) Finance

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
1 265 (28.22%) MS Exchange
2 138 (14.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 132 (14.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 64 (6.82%) SharePoint
5 38 (4.05%) IIS
6 25 (2.66%) Skype for Business
7 24 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 11 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (0.96%) Apache
10 9 (0.96%) IBM Notes
11 7 (0.75%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.53%) Confluence
13 3 (0.32%) WordPress
14 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2000
15 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 367 (39.08%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.64%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (0.43%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.43%) Stata
6 3 (0.32%) InVision
7 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.11%) Revit
8 1 (0.11%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.11%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.85%) Elite 3E
2 4 (0.43%) Rolfe and Nolan
3 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.11%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.11%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 408 (43.45%) Office 365
2 138 (14.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (3.41%) Mimecast
5 23 (2.45%) G Suite
6 14 (1.49%) IaaS
7 13 (1.38%) SaaS
8 7 (0.75%) PaaS
9 5 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.32%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.32%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.32%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 212 (22.58%) Firewall
2 157 (16.72%) DNS
3 148 (15.76%) TCP/IP
4 139 (14.80%) DHCP
5 136 (14.48%) LAN
6 135 (14.38%) WAN
7 70 (7.45%) VPN
8 68 (7.24%) SAN
9 61 (6.50%) VLAN
10 55 (5.86%) VoIP
11 53 (5.64%) Wireless
12 42 (4.47%) Internet
13 35 (3.73%) Wi-Fi
14 28 (2.98%) Remote Desktop
15 27 (2.88%) NAS
16 23 (2.45%) NetScaler
17 18 (1.92%) SSL
18 16 (1.70%) HTTP
18 16 (1.70%) Skype
19 15 (1.60%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (12.03%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (2.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.53%) Big Data
7 5 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.43%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.43%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.43%) QlikView
8 4 (0.43%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.32%) MySQL
9 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.11%) FileMaker
11 1 (0.11%) Informix
11 1 (0.11%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 11 (1.17%) Git (software)
2 9 (0.96%) JIRA
3 7 (0.75%) MSI
4 6 (0.64%) Axure RP
5 5 (0.53%) AdminStudio
5 5 (0.53%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.53%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.21%) GitLab
6 2 (0.21%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.21%) Subversion
6 2 (0.21%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.21%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.21%) Xcode
7 1 (0.11%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.11%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.11%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.11%) Selenium
7 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.11%) SpecFlow
General
1 114 (12.14%) Finance
2 35 (3.73%) Advertising
3 32 (3.41%) Retail
4 24 (2.56%) Games
4 24 (2.56%) Law
5 23 (2.45%) Telecoms
6 20 (2.13%) Legal
7 19 (2.02%) Manufacturing
8 17 (1.81%) Banking
9 14 (1.49%) Marketing
10 9 (0.96%) German Language
11 8 (0.85%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.43%) Back Office
12 4 (0.43%) Electronics
13 3 (0.32%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.21%) Billing
15 1 (0.11%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.11%) Japanese Language
15 1 (0.11%) Military
15 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 290 (30.88%) Support Engineer
2 194 (20.66%) Analyst
3 166 (17.68%) IT Support
4 130 (13.84%) Desktop Support
5 127 (13.53%) IT Engineer
6 126 (13.42%) 2nd Line Support
7 124 (13.21%) Support Analyst
8 101 (10.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 79 (8.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 69 (7.35%) Desktop Engineer
10 69 (7.35%) IT Support Engineer
11 64 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 64 (6.82%) Service Analyst
12 63 (6.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 63 (6.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 63 (6.71%) IT Analyst
13 62 (6.60%) Support Technician
14 56 (5.96%) Service Desk Analyst
15 55 (5.86%) IT Technician
16 50 (5.32%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.09%) HTML
2 18 (1.92%) CSS
3 14 (1.49%) .NET
4 11 (1.17%) Web Services
4 11 (1.17%) XML
5 10 (1.06%) JSON
5 10 (1.06%) SOAP
5 10 (1.06%) X-Windows
6 9 (0.96%) EDI
7 8 (0.85%) HTML5
7 8 (0.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (0.75%) Middleware
9 5 (0.53%) AngularJS
9 5 (0.53%) CSS3
9 5 (0.53%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (0.43%) WCF
11 3 (0.32%) REST
12 2 (0.21%) iOS SDK
12 2 (0.21%) MAPI
13 1 (0.11%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 66 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (5.96%) Blackberry
3 53 (5.64%) Self-Motivation
4 37 (3.94%) Data Centre
5 25 (2.66%) Computer Science
6 24 (2.56%) Driving Licence
7 23 (2.45%) iPhone
7 23 (2.45%) Management Information System
8 21 (2.24%) Video Conferencing
9 15 (1.60%) iPad
10 14 (1.49%) Fintech
10 14 (1.49%) NHS
10 14 (1.49%) Replication
11 13 (1.38%) Smartphone
12 12 (1.28%) User Experience
13 11 (1.17%) Clustering
14 10 (1.06%) CCTV
15 9 (0.96%) Analytical Mindset
15 9 (0.96%) Client/Server
16 8 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 939 (100.00%) Windows
2 736 (78.38%) Windows 7
3 533 (56.76%) Windows 10
4 478 (50.91%) Windows Server
5 412 (43.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 336 (35.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 107 (11.40%) Mac OS X
8 103 (10.97%) Windows XP
9 72 (7.67%) Android
10 61 (6.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 59 (6.28%) Apple iOS
12 54 (5.75%) Linux
13 33 (3.51%) Mac OS
14 24 (2.56%) Windows Vista
15 15 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
15 15 (1.60%) Windows Mobile
16 11 (1.17%) Unix
17 10 (1.06%) CentOS
17 10 (1.06%) Ubuntu
17 10 (1.06%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (25.03%) ITIL
2 152 (16.19%) Problem-Solving
3 36 (3.83%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (3.83%) Service Delivery
3 36 (3.83%) Service Management
4 32 (3.41%) Mentoring
4 32 (3.41%) Migration
5 27 (2.88%) Time Management
6 26 (2.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 26 (2.77%) Incident Management
7 25 (2.66%) Asset Management
8 24 (2.56%) ITIL V3
8 24 (2.56%) Manual Testing
9 21 (2.24%) Presales
10 19 (2.02%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (2.02%) Patch Management
11 18 (1.92%) Continuous Improvement
11 18 (1.92%) Root Cause Analysis
12 15 (1.60%) Information Security
12 15 (1.60%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 155 (16.51%) SQL
2 44 (4.69%) PowerShell
3 20 (2.13%) C#
4 14 (1.49%) JavaScript
5 11 (1.17%) C
5 11 (1.17%) Objective-C
6 9 (0.96%) Apple Swift
6 9 (0.96%) C++
7 8 (0.85%) Perl
7 8 (0.85%) Python
8 7 (0.75%) Embedded C++
9 5 (0.53%) Java
9 5 (0.53%) T-SQL
9 5 (0.53%) TypeScript
9 5 (0.53%) VB.NET
9 5 (0.53%) VBScript
10 3 (0.32%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.32%) PHP
11 2 (0.21%) Scala
12 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 160 (17.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (9.27%) MCSE
3 60 (6.39%) Degree
4 53 (5.64%) MCSA
5 44 (4.69%) MCP
6 40 (4.26%) MCITP
7 27 (2.88%) Security Cleared
8 24 (2.56%) CCNA
8 24 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (1.81%) A+ Certification
10 16 (1.70%) SC Cleared
11 13 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (1.17%) MCTS
14 8 (0.85%) CISSP
14 8 (0.85%) DBS Check
15 7 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
15 7 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
15 7 (0.75%) PMI Certification
16 6 (0.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (12.14%) SLA
2 14 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (1.49%) PMO
3 11 (1.17%) COBIT
3 11 (1.17%) GDPR
4 9 (0.96%) QA
5 7 (0.75%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.64%) PSD2
7 4 (0.43%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 600 (63.90%) Active Directory
2 196 (20.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 179 (19.06%) Hyper-V
4 63 (6.71%) XenApp
5 50 (5.32%) XenDesktop
6 33 (3.51%) VirtualBox
6 33 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (2.66%) vSphere
8 12 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
9 11 (1.17%) Firmware
10 9 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
10 9 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (0.75%) BitLocker
13 6 (0.64%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.64%) XenServer
14 5 (0.53%) Forefront TMG
14 5 (0.53%) ISA Server
14 5 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.32%) NFS
Systems Management
1 97 (10.33%) SCCM
2 40 (4.26%) Backup Exec
3 28 (2.98%) WSUS
4 15 (1.60%) SCOM
5 14 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
6 10 (1.06%) AirWatch
7 9 (0.96%) Jamf Pro
8 8 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (0.85%) WMI
9 7 (0.75%) vCenter Server
10 6 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (0.64%) XenMobile
11 5 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 4 (0.43%) HP SIM
13 3 (0.32%) FortiGate
13 3 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
13 3 (0.32%) Puppet
13 3 (0.32%) SCSM
13 3 (0.32%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 564 (60.06%) Microsoft
2 275 (29.29%) VMware
3 222 (23.64%) Citrix
4 153 (16.29%) Cisco
5 105 (11.18%) Apple
6 83 (8.84%) HP
7 33 (3.51%) Dell
8 29 (3.09%) Veeam
9 27 (2.88%) Avaya
10 25 (2.66%) Meraki
10 25 (2.66%) Symantec
10 25 (2.66%) WatchGuard
11 24 (2.56%) McAfee
12 23 (2.45%) NetApp
13 18 (1.92%) Google
13 18 (1.92%) Oracle
14 16 (1.70%) EMC
14 16 (1.70%) Red Hat
14 16 (1.70%) SolarWinds
15 13 (1.38%) Canon