Period
to 15 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 15 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 441 430 339
Rank change year-on-year -11 -91 -25
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 446 606 912
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.57% 0.66% 0.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.39% 2.81% 3.67%
Number of salaries quoted 392 576 834
UK excluding London median annual salary £28,000 £27,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% -5.66%
10th Percentile £20,888 £19,250 £19,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £44,375 £42,125
UK median annual salary £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +5.45% -0.90%

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 18,683 21,601 24,846
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.85% 23.59% 24.69%
Number of salaries quoted 14,631 17,112 20,730
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.22% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Windows 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in the UK excluding London

Windows 8
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows 8 in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Windows 8 in the UK excluding London

Windows 8
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Windows 8 in the UK excluding London

Windows 8
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 15 November 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
South East -29 152 £30,500 +10.91% 56
North of England +47 115 £26,528 +6.11% 30
Midlands +6 75 £28,500 -5.00% 20
Yorkshire +9 64 £28,000 -6.67% 12
South West 0 58 £27,000 +8.00% 12
East Midlands +58 48 £30,000 - 13
North West +14 39 £25,750 +19.77% 16
East of England +28 34 £30,000 - 11
West Midlands -17 27 £24,500 -18.33% 7
North East +31 12 £21,500 -12.24% 2
Scotland +12 8 £24,500 -18.33% 4
Wales +9 4 £26,000 -13.33% 3
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 446 (100.00%) Windows
2 331 (74.22%) Windows 10
3 321 (71.97%) Windows 7
4 276 (61.88%) Active Directory
5 263 (58.97%) Microsoft
5 263 (58.97%) Windows Server
6 255 (57.17%) Office 365
7 221 (49.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 211 (47.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 179 (40.13%) VMware
10 158 (35.43%) Hyper-V
11 154 (34.53%) VMware Infrastructure
12 144 (32.29%) ITIL
13 133 (29.82%) Firewall
14 128 (28.70%) Microsoft Office
15 121 (27.13%) Azure
16 114 (25.56%) DNS
17 105 (23.54%) MS Exchange
17 105 (23.54%) DHCP
18 90 (20.18%) Citrix
19 89 (19.96%) SQL Server
20 86 (19.28%) Exchange Server 2013
21 84 (18.83%) Cisco
22 83 (18.61%) Microsoft Certification
23 74 (16.59%) WAN
24 73 (16.37%) SQL
25 71 (15.92%) Linux
26 70 (15.70%) LAN
27 69 (15.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 66 (14.80%) TCP/IP

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 105 (23.54%) MS Exchange
2 86 (19.28%) Exchange Server 2013
3 55 (12.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 51 (11.43%) SharePoint
5 38 (8.52%) IIS
6 36 (8.07%) Skype for Business
7 12 (2.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (1.79%) Confluence
10 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.45%) Apache
12 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 128 (28.70%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (5.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (3.14%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.22%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.22%) Q-Pulse
Cloud Services
1 255 (57.17%) Office 365
2 121 (27.13%) Azure
3 49 (10.99%) AWS
4 18 (4.04%) SaaS
5 15 (3.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (2.69%) IBM Cloud
6 12 (2.69%) SoftLayer
7 10 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.79%) G Suite
8 8 (1.79%) GCP
9 5 (1.12%) Mimecast
9 5 (1.12%) PaaS
10 4 (0.90%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.45%) Serverless
12 1 (0.22%) IaaS
12 1 (0.22%) NuGet
12 1 (0.22%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 133 (29.82%) Firewall
2 114 (25.56%) DNS
3 105 (23.54%) DHCP
4 74 (16.59%) WAN
5 70 (15.70%) LAN
6 66 (14.80%) TCP/IP
7 63 (14.13%) VoIP
8 49 (10.99%) VPN
9 46 (10.31%) Wireless
10 36 (8.07%) Skype
11 30 (6.73%) Remote Desktop
12 25 (5.61%) SAN
13 24 (5.38%) Internet
14 20 (4.48%) Wi-Fi
15 19 (4.26%) ISDN
16 15 (3.36%) VLAN
17 13 (2.91%) MPLS
18 12 (2.69%) IPsec
18 12 (2.69%) PBX
19 11 (2.47%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (19.96%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (3.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (2.47%) Azure SQL Database
4 11 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 8 (1.79%) DB2
5 8 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (1.57%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.22%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.22%) MySQL
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 19 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (3.59%) Git (software)
2 16 (3.59%) JIRA
3 12 (2.69%) Visual Studio Team System
4 11 (2.47%) Visual Studio
5 8 (1.79%) Android Studio
5 8 (1.79%) Ant
5 8 (1.79%) Eclipse
5 8 (1.79%) IntelliJ
5 8 (1.79%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.79%) JUnit
5 8 (1.79%) Maven
5 8 (1.79%) Subversion
5 8 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.90%) Chocolatey
6 4 (0.90%) MSI
7 1 (0.22%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.22%) MSTest
7 1 (0.22%) Ranorex
7 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (7.17%) Finance
2 25 (5.61%) Public Sector
3 21 (4.71%) Manufacturing
4 20 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 18 (4.04%) Retail
6 11 (2.47%) Legal
7 7 (1.57%) Marketing
8 6 (1.35%) Publishing
9 5 (1.12%) German Language
10 4 (0.90%) Automotive
10 4 (0.90%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.67%) Electronics
11 3 (0.67%) Local Government
12 1 (0.22%) French Language
12 1 (0.22%) Games
12 1 (0.22%) Law
12 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 135 (30.27%) Support Engineer
2 102 (22.87%) IT Engineer
3 99 (22.20%) IT Support
4 80 (17.94%) 2nd Line Support
5 66 (14.80%) Analyst
6 58 (13.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 57 (12.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 56 (12.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 55 (12.33%) IT Support Engineer
10 38 (8.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 37 (8.30%) Support Analyst
12 36 (8.07%) IT Technician
13 32 (7.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 27 (6.05%) 3rd Line Support
15 26 (5.83%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
16 23 (5.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 23 (5.16%) Field Engineer
17 20 (4.48%) Help Desk Support
17 20 (4.48%) IT Analyst
18 19 (4.26%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.26%) JSON
2 15 (3.36%) .NET
3 11 (2.47%) X-Windows
4 8 (1.79%) Ajax
4 8 (1.79%) CSS
4 8 (1.79%) CSS3
4 8 (1.79%) Hibernate
4 8 (1.79%) HTML
4 8 (1.79%) HTML5
4 8 (1.79%) J2EE
4 8 (1.79%) JAXB
4 8 (1.79%) JDBC
4 8 (1.79%) JPA
4 8 (1.79%) jQuery
4 8 (1.79%) REST
4 8 (1.79%) Spring
4 8 (1.79%) Spring Boot
4 8 (1.79%) Struts
4 8 (1.79%) Web Services
4 8 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.05%) Management Information System
2 26 (5.83%) Driving Licence
3 20 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (3.59%) Mobile Computing
6 15 (3.36%) Data Centre
7 14 (3.14%) CMDB
8 13 (2.91%) Linux Command Line
9 11 (2.47%) Smartphone
10 10 (2.24%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.57%) CCTV
11 7 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.57%) Handset
12 5 (1.12%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.12%) iPhone
12 5 (1.12%) NHS
13 4 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.90%) Replication
14 3 (0.67%) Chip and PIN
14 3 (0.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 446 (100.00%) Windows
2 331 (74.22%) Windows 10
3 321 (71.97%) Windows 7
4 263 (58.97%) Windows Server
5 221 (49.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 211 (47.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 71 (15.92%) Linux
8 39 (8.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 33 (7.40%) Windows XP
10 27 (6.05%) Android
11 24 (5.38%) Windows Vista
12 13 (2.91%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.12%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.12%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.90%) CentOS
14 4 (0.90%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.67%) Unix
15 3 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (32.29%) ITIL
2 69 (15.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 65 (14.57%) Problem-Solving
4 41 (9.19%) Time Management
5 30 (6.73%) Migration
6 27 (6.05%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (6.05%) Project Delivery
7 24 (5.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 24 (5.38%) Service Management
8 22 (4.93%) Service Delivery
9 21 (4.71%) Information Security
10 20 (4.48%) Incident Management
11 19 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (4.26%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 18 (4.04%) Penetration Testing
13 17 (3.81%) Antivirus Management
14 16 (3.59%) Infrastructure as Code
14 16 (3.59%) SDLC
15 15 (3.36%) Mentoring
16 14 (3.14%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (16.37%) SQL
2 28 (6.28%) PowerShell
3 17 (3.81%) C#
4 8 (1.79%) Java
4 8 (1.79%) Java 8
4 8 (1.79%) JavaScript
4 8 (1.79%) Python
5 7 (1.57%) T-SQL
6 4 (0.90%) C
6 4 (0.90%) C++
7 2 (0.45%) VB
7 2 (0.45%) VBA
7 2 (0.45%) VBScript
8 1 (0.22%) PHP
8 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 83 (18.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (11.66%) MCSE
3 34 (7.62%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (7.62%) MCSA
4 25 (5.61%) CCNA
5 18 (4.04%) Degree
6 17 (3.81%) CCNP
7 12 (2.69%) A+ Certification
8 11 (2.47%) Security Cleared
9 10 (2.24%) DBS Check
9 10 (2.24%) MCDST
9 10 (2.24%) SC Cleared
10 8 (1.79%) MCITP
11 7 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.35%) MCP
13 5 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.90%) HND
14 4 (0.90%) Master's Degree
14 4 (0.90%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (12.33%) SLA
2 13 (2.91%) QA
3 10 (2.24%) COBIT
4 8 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.35%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.67%) GDPR
7 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.45%) PMO
8 1 (0.22%) GxP
8 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 276 (61.88%) Active Directory
2 158 (35.43%) Hyper-V
3 154 (34.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (5.61%) XenApp
5 23 (5.16%) vSphere
6 15 (3.36%) VirtualBox
7 14 (3.14%) XenDesktop
8 13 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (2.69%) LXC
10 11 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (2.02%) Docker
11 9 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (1.57%) Firmware
12 7 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.45%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 58 (13.00%) SCCM
2 25 (5.61%) WSUS
3 11 (2.47%) Backup Exec
4 10 (2.24%) Nessus
5 8 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (1.79%) vCenter Server
6 6 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.67%) DameWare
7 3 (0.67%) Nagios
7 3 (0.67%) OpenView
7 3 (0.67%) OVSD
8 2 (0.45%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.22%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.22%) SCOM
9 1 (0.22%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.22%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 263 (58.97%) Microsoft
2 179 (40.13%) VMware
3 90 (20.18%) Citrix
4 84 (18.83%) Cisco
5 48 (10.76%) Apple
6 37 (8.30%) Veeam
7 36 (8.07%) HP
8 27 (6.05%) Oracle
9 23 (5.16%) Dell
10 18 (4.04%) Mitel
11 16 (3.59%) AVG
11 16 (3.59%) WatchGuard
12 14 (3.14%) Meraki
13 13 (2.91%) Avaya
14 12 (2.69%) Remedy
14 12 (2.69%) Siemens
15 11 (2.47%) ServiceNow
16 9 (2.02%) Adobe
16 9 (2.02%) Symantec
17 8 (1.79%) Google