Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 392 431 372
Rank change year-on-year +39 -59 -34
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 454 532 790
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.65% 0.63% 0.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.80% 2.62% 3.19%
Number of salaries quoted 382 493 736
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £19,670 £19,250 £19,000
90th Percentile £43,750 £43,750 £42,500
UK median annual salary £28,000 £30,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% +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 16,233 20,298 24,796
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.35% 23.94% 24.47%
Number of salaries quoted 12,945 15,932 20,427
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,447 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £23,625 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +3.45%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +39 144 £28,000 +1.82% 37
North of England +75 118 £27,500 +14.58% 21
Midlands +8 75 £31,000 +3.33% 19
South West +43 67 £25,500 +2.00% 12
Yorkshire +37 57 £36,000 +54.84% 6
East Midlands +53 45 £35,000 +16.67% 6
North West +33 45 £22,500 -6.25% 13
West Midlands -17 30 £24,500 -18.33% 13
East of England -4 28 £27,000 -1.82% 21
North East +28 16 £21,500 -18.10% 2
Scotland +48 11 £25,000 -39.76% 2
Wales -1 9 £27,500 -21.43% 2
Northern Ireland +16 2 - - 1
Windows 8
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 454 (100.00%) Windows
2 329 (72.47%) Windows 7
3 327 (72.03%) Windows 10
4 280 (61.67%) Microsoft
5 258 (56.83%) Active Directory
6 257 (56.61%) Office 365
7 183 (40.31%) Windows Server
8 162 (35.68%) VMware
9 159 (35.02%) Microsoft Office
10 152 (33.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 146 (32.16%) ITIL
12 135 (29.74%) Hyper-V
13 134 (29.52%) VMware Infrastructure
13 134 (29.52%) Windows Server 2008
14 127 (27.97%) Firewall
14 127 (27.97%) DNS
15 113 (24.89%) DHCP
16 112 (24.67%) Azure
17 107 (23.57%) MS Exchange
18 104 (22.91%) Microsoft Certification
19 93 (20.48%) Citrix
20 81 (17.84%) Problem-Solving
21 73 (16.08%) SQL Server
22 68 (14.98%) Cisco
23 66 (14.54%) TCP/IP
24 65 (14.32%) LAN
25 64 (14.10%) VoIP
25 64 (14.10%) SCCM
26 62 (13.66%) WAN
27 61 (13.44%) SQL

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
1 107 (23.57%) MS Exchange
2 58 (12.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 52 (11.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 38 (8.37%) SharePoint
5 21 (4.63%) IIS
6 18 (3.96%) Skype for Business
7 8 (1.76%) Confluence
8 7 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.44%) Apache
12 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 159 (35.02%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (6.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (2.64%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 257 (56.61%) Office 365
2 112 (24.67%) Azure
3 37 (8.15%) AWS
4 10 (2.20%) SaaS
5 8 (1.76%) GCP
6 7 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.54%) OneDrive
7 6 (1.32%) G Suite
8 5 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (1.10%) Mimecast
8 5 (1.10%) Serverless
9 4 (0.88%) Power Platform
9 4 (0.88%) PowerApps
10 3 (0.66%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 127 (27.97%) DNS
1 127 (27.97%) Firewall
2 113 (24.89%) DHCP
3 66 (14.54%) TCP/IP
4 65 (14.32%) LAN
5 64 (14.10%) VoIP
6 62 (13.66%) WAN
7 43 (9.47%) Wireless
8 39 (8.59%) VPN
9 29 (6.39%) Remote Desktop
10 23 (5.07%) Internet
11 21 (4.63%) SAN
11 21 (4.63%) Skype
12 18 (3.96%) VLAN
13 16 (3.52%) NetScaler
14 9 (1.98%) Unified Communications
14 9 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (1.54%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (1.54%) MPLS
16 6 (1.32%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (16.08%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 8 (1.76%) DB2
4 8 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.10%) Geospatial Data
5 5 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.22%) MySQL
8 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (2.64%) Git (software)
1 12 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (2.42%) Subversion
3 9 (1.98%) JIRA
4 8 (1.76%) Android Studio
4 8 (1.76%) Ant
4 8 (1.76%) Eclipse
4 8 (1.76%) IntelliJ
4 8 (1.76%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.76%) JUnit
4 8 (1.76%) Maven
4 8 (1.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (0.88%) Chocolatey
5 4 (0.88%) MSI
5 4 (0.88%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.66%) Bugzilla
General
1 34 (7.49%) Public Sector
2 29 (6.39%) Retail
3 22 (4.85%) Finance
4 21 (4.63%) Manufacturing
5 14 (3.08%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.20%) Legal
7 8 (1.76%) Local Government
8 7 (1.54%) Publishing
9 5 (1.10%) German Language
10 2 (0.44%) Marketing
11 1 (0.22%) Automotive
11 1 (0.22%) Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Games
11 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Law
11 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 143 (31.50%) Support Engineer
2 96 (21.15%) IT Support
3 90 (19.82%) IT Engineer
4 75 (16.52%) Analyst
5 74 (16.30%) 2nd Line Support
6 63 (13.88%) IT Support Engineer
7 61 (13.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 59 (13.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 51 (11.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 48 (10.57%) Support Analyst
11 43 (9.47%) 3rd Line Support
12 39 (8.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 30 (6.61%) Desktop Engineer
14 24 (5.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 24 (5.29%) IT Technician
15 22 (4.85%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
15 22 (4.85%) Desktop Support
15 22 (4.85%) Field Engineer
16 20 (4.41%) 1st Line Support
16 20 (4.41%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.64%) JSON
2 10 (2.20%) HTML
2 10 (2.20%) XML
3 8 (1.76%) Ajax
3 8 (1.76%) CSS
3 8 (1.76%) CSS3
3 8 (1.76%) Dropwizard
3 8 (1.76%) Hibernate
3 8 (1.76%) HTML5
3 8 (1.76%) J2EE
3 8 (1.76%) JAXB
3 8 (1.76%) JDBC
3 8 (1.76%) JDOM
3 8 (1.76%) JPA
3 8 (1.76%) jQuery
3 8 (1.76%) REST
3 8 (1.76%) Spring
3 8 (1.76%) Spring Boot
3 8 (1.76%) Struts
3 8 (1.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.05%) Driving Licence
2 19 (4.19%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.52%) Data Centre
4 16 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (3.52%) Smartphone
5 10 (2.20%) CMDB
6 7 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.54%) Handset
7 6 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (1.32%) Replication
8 5 (1.10%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.10%) iPhone
8 5 (1.10%) Mobile Computing
9 4 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (0.88%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.66%) NHS
10 3 (0.66%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (0.44%) Chip and PIN
11 2 (0.44%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 454 (100.00%) Windows
2 329 (72.47%) Windows 7
3 327 (72.03%) Windows 10
4 183 (40.31%) Windows Server
5 152 (33.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 134 (29.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 50 (11.01%) Linux
8 40 (8.81%) Windows XP
9 23 (5.07%) Android
10 20 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (2.20%) Apple iOS
11 10 (2.20%) Windows Vista
12 9 (1.98%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.88%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.88%) Unix
14 3 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.66%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.44%) CentOS
15 2 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (32.16%) ITIL
2 81 (17.84%) Problem-Solving
3 56 (12.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 33 (7.27%) Incident Management
5 28 (6.17%) Proactive Monitoring
6 23 (5.07%) Mentoring
6 23 (5.07%) Project Management
6 23 (5.07%) Service Delivery
7 22 (4.85%) Service Management
8 20 (4.41%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (4.41%) Time Management
9 18 (3.96%) Proactive Maintenance
10 16 (3.52%) Migration
10 16 (3.52%) Project Delivery
10 16 (3.52%) Root Cause Analysis
11 15 (3.30%) Capacity Management
12 14 (3.08%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (3.08%) Patch Management
13 13 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
13 13 (2.86%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 61 (13.44%) SQL
2 27 (5.95%) PowerShell
3 16 (3.52%) C#
4 12 (2.64%) Java
5 8 (1.76%) Java 8
5 8 (1.76%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.76%) Python
6 6 (1.32%) C++
6 6 (1.32%) VB
7 5 (1.10%) C
8 1 (0.22%) PHP
8 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.22%) VBA
8 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 104 (22.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (10.57%) MCSA
3 37 (8.15%) Cisco Certification
3 37 (8.15%) MCSE
4 28 (6.17%) CCNA
5 24 (5.29%) Degree
6 20 (4.41%) CCNP
7 14 (3.08%) A+ Certification
8 13 (2.86%) MCP
9 11 (2.42%) Security Cleared
10 9 (1.98%) MCDST
11 8 (1.76%) DBS Check
11 8 (1.76%) MCITP
12 5 (1.10%) MCTS
12 5 (1.10%) SC Cleared
13 4 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.88%) CCENT
13 4 (0.88%) HND
13 4 (0.88%) Network+ Certification
13 4 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (12.11%) SLA
2 11 (2.42%) QA
3 7 (1.54%) COBIT
4 4 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.66%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.22%) GxP
7 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 258 (56.83%) Active Directory
2 135 (29.74%) Hyper-V
3 134 (29.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (4.85%) vSphere
5 20 (4.41%) XenApp
6 19 (4.19%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (3.52%) VirtualBox
7 16 (3.52%) XenDesktop
8 11 (2.42%) Virtual Servers
9 10 (2.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (1.76%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 8 (1.76%) Docker
10 8 (1.76%) Firmware
11 6 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.88%) LXC
14 3 (0.66%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.66%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 64 (14.10%) SCCM
2 20 (4.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 13 (2.86%) WSUS
4 9 (1.98%) Backup Exec
5 8 (1.76%) XenMobile
6 6 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.88%) Nessus
7 4 (0.88%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.66%) Nagios
8 3 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.44%) DameWare
9 2 (0.44%) OpenView
9 2 (0.44%) OVSD
9 2 (0.44%) Puppet
10 1 (0.22%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.22%) AppManager
10 1 (0.22%) SCOM
10 1 (0.22%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.22%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 280 (61.67%) Microsoft
2 162 (35.68%) VMware
3 93 (20.48%) Citrix
4 68 (14.98%) Cisco
5 49 (10.79%) Apple
6 40 (8.81%) HP
7 29 (6.39%) Oracle
8 27 (5.95%) Dell
9 25 (5.51%) Veeam
10 13 (2.86%) Samsung
11 12 (2.64%) ServiceNow
11 12 (2.64%) WatchGuard
12 11 (2.42%) Mitel
13 10 (2.20%) Remedy
14 9 (1.98%) Meraki
15 8 (1.76%) Actuate
15 8 (1.76%) Capita
15 8 (1.76%) Google
16 7 (1.54%) McAfee
16 7 (1.54%) Novell