Period
to 25 September 2020

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 25 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 451 472 429
Rank change year-on-year +21 -43 -58
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 77 441 610
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.28% 0.54% 0.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.23% 2.27% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 68 409 583
Median annual salary £29,750 £30,000 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.83% +5.26% +14.00%
10th Percentile £20,800 £20,250 £19,250
90th Percentile £48,750 £48,750 £47,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +33.33% - +9.09%

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 6,256 19,391 22,090
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.15% 23.96% 23.39%
Number of salaries quoted 5,090 14,884 17,613
Median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% +1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Windows 8 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows 8 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 25 September 2020.

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 25 September 2020. 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 +130 35 £45,000 +28.57% 8
North of England +109 23 £23,250 -16.96% 6
North East +31 11 £23,250 +16.25%
East of England +102 8 £40,750 +35.83% 2
Yorkshire +87 8 £23,750 -20.83% 4
South West +73 5 £27,375 +1.39% 4
North West +114 4 £32,500 +30.00% 2
Wales +49 4 £36,750 +48.48%
West Midlands +90 2 £19,500 -22.73% 1
Midlands +72 2 £19,500 -29.09% 7
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 2020, 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 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 68 (88.31%) Windows 7
3 58 (75.32%) Active Directory
4 57 (74.03%) Office 365
5 56 (72.73%) Windows 10
6 53 (68.83%) Windows Server
7 51 (66.23%) Microsoft
8 46 (59.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 45 (58.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 38 (49.35%) Windows Server 2016
11 36 (46.75%) Microsoft Office
11 36 (46.75%) VMware
12 32 (41.56%) VMware Infrastructure
13 29 (37.66%) Hyper-V
14 27 (35.06%) Azure
15 26 (33.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 25 (32.47%) MS Exchange
17 23 (29.87%) Citrix
18 22 (28.57%) Project Delivery
19 18 (23.38%) Cisco
20 17 (22.08%) Windows Server 2003
21 16 (20.78%) Microsoft Certification
21 16 (20.78%) DNS
21 16 (20.78%) MCSE
21 16 (20.78%) Exchange Server 2013
22 15 (19.48%) Veeam
22 15 (19.48%) DHCP
23 14 (18.18%) Backup Exec
23 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2019
24 13 (16.88%) ITIL

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 25 (32.47%) MS Exchange
2 16 (20.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (7.79%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.60%) IIS
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 36 (46.75%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (11.69%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (5.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (3.90%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 57 (74.03%) Office 365
2 27 (35.06%) Azure
3 9 (11.69%) AWS
4 1 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.78%) DNS
2 15 (19.48%) DHCP
3 12 (15.58%) Firewall
4 9 (11.69%) SAN
4 9 (11.69%) VPN
5 7 (9.09%) LAN
5 7 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 7 (9.09%) WAN
6 5 (6.49%) iSCSI
7 4 (5.19%) Internet
7 4 (5.19%) Wireless
8 3 (3.90%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (3.90%) NetScaler
8 3 (3.90%) VLAN
9 2 (2.60%) NAS
9 2 (2.60%) Skype
9 2 (2.60%) VoIP
10 1 (1.30%) Network Security
10 1 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) JIRA
General
1 7 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (1.30%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (20.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (19.48%) IT Engineer
3 14 (18.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 14 (18.18%) Analyst
4 12 (15.58%) Support Engineer
5 11 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (14.29%) IT Support
6 10 (12.99%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (12.99%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (11.69%) Service Analyst
7 9 (11.69%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (10.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 7 (9.09%) Consultant
10 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Consultant
10 5 (6.49%) Project Engineer
10 5 (6.49%) Technical Support
11 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
11 4 (5.19%) Technical Engineer
11 4 (5.19%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.60%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Driving Licence
2 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.90%) Reinsurance
3 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.30%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 68 (88.31%) Windows 7
3 56 (72.73%) Windows 10
4 53 (68.83%) Windows Server
5 46 (59.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (58.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (49.35%) Windows Server 2016
8 17 (22.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (6.49%) Linux
10 5 (6.49%) Windows XP
11 3 (3.90%) HPUX
11 3 (3.90%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (3.90%) Solaris
11 3 (3.90%) Unix
12 2 (2.60%) Android
12 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
12 2 (2.60%) Windows 2000
12 2 (2.60%) Windows Vista
13 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (33.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 22 (28.57%) Project Delivery
3 13 (16.88%) ITIL
4 12 (15.58%) Project Management
5 9 (11.69%) ITIL V3
6 6 (7.79%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (5.19%) OO
7 4 (5.19%) OOP
7 4 (5.19%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.90%) Business Analysis
8 3 (3.90%) Change Management
8 3 (3.90%) ERP
8 3 (3.90%) Migration
8 3 (3.90%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (3.90%) Technical Leadership
8 3 (3.90%) Time Management
9 2 (2.60%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (2.60%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 2 (2.60%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
9 2 (2.60%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.39%) PowerShell
1 8 (10.39%) SQL
2 4 (5.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (20.78%) MCSE
1 16 (20.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.79%) CCNA
2 6 (7.79%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (7.79%) MCSA
3 4 (5.19%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.19%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.90%) A+ Certification
4 3 (3.90%) CCENT
4 3 (3.90%) CompTIA Security+
4 3 (3.90%) MCP
4 3 (3.90%) Network+ Certification
4 3 (3.90%) Server+ Certification
4 3 (3.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.60%) LFCE
5 2 (2.60%) LFCS
5 2 (2.60%) Linux+ Certification
5 2 (2.60%) RHCE
5 2 (2.60%) RHCSA
5 2 (2.60%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) SLA
2 2 (2.60%) QA
System Software
1 58 (75.32%) Active Directory
2 32 (41.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (37.66%) Hyper-V
4 11 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (11.69%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (7.79%) XenApp
7 5 (6.49%) vSphere
7 5 (6.49%) XenDesktop
8 3 (3.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (3.90%) Terminal Services
9 2 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (2.60%) VirtualBox
10 1 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (18.18%) Backup Exec
2 8 (10.39%) SCCM
3 3 (3.90%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.60%) DameWare
4 2 (2.60%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.60%) OpenView
4 2 (2.60%) OVSD
4 2 (2.60%) WSUS
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 51 (66.23%) Microsoft
2 36 (46.75%) VMware
3 23 (29.87%) Citrix
4 18 (23.38%) Cisco
5 15 (19.48%) Veeam
6 6 (7.79%) HP
6 6 (7.79%) McAfee
7 5 (6.49%) Remedy
8 4 (5.19%) Dell
9 3 (3.90%) Oracle
10 2 (2.60%) Adobe
10 2 (2.60%) Mitel
10 2 (2.60%) Symantec
11 1 (1.30%) Apple
11 1 (1.30%) ESET
11 1 (1.30%) Panasonic
11 1 (1.30%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.30%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.30%) Sophos