Period
to 3 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 3 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK
6 months to
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 563 538 530
Rank change year-on-year -25 -8 -85
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 325 717 896
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.50% 0.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.77% 2.19% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 271 650 850
Median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10th Percentile £18,750 £19,500 £19,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £57,500 £51,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £29,500 £27,500 £26,500
% change year-on-year +7.27% +3.77% +6.00%

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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 18,399 32,737 40,321
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.01% 22.95% 23.44%
Number of salaries quoted 14,880 26,029 32,569
Median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,625
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,750 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.79% +5.00% -

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows 8.

Salary trend for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows 8 over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Top 17 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 3 June 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
England -41 297 £31,000 +3.33% 15
UK excluding London +33 266 £29,500 +7.27% 14
South East +28 77 £30,000 +3.45% 3
North of England +83 57 £27,500 +7.84% 5
London -22 52 £47,500 +22.58% 1
South West +60 45 £22,500 -10.00% 1
Midlands +59 44 £31,250 +0.81% 5
West Midlands +45 25 £20,500 -32.79% 3
Yorkshire +85 22 £40,000 +56.86%
East of England +29 22 £26,250 -12.50%
North West +64 19 £22,584 -17.88% 3
East Midlands +59 19 £37,500 +15.38% 2
North East +27 16 £27,500 +27.91% 2
Wales +2 11 £32,500 +7.44%
Scotland +73 8 - -
Work from Home +33 2 £55,000 +46.67%
Northern Ireland +19 2 - -

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 325 (100.00%) Windows
2 250 (76.92%) Windows 7
3 231 (71.08%) Windows 10
4 213 (65.54%) Microsoft
5 198 (60.92%) Active Directory
6 186 (57.23%) Office 365
7 135 (41.54%) Windows Server
8 122 (37.54%) Microsoft Office
9 111 (34.15%) VMware
10 106 (32.62%) Hyper-V
11 103 (31.69%) Windows Server 2012
12 96 (29.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 96 (29.54%) DNS
13 94 (28.92%) MS Exchange
13 94 (28.92%) VMware Infrastructure
14 87 (26.77%) DHCP
15 83 (25.54%) ITIL
16 79 (24.31%) Firewall
16 79 (24.31%) Windows Server 2016
17 78 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
18 77 (23.69%) Azure
19 72 (22.15%) Citrix
20 57 (17.54%) Problem-Solving
21 56 (17.23%) TCP/IP
21 56 (17.23%) SLA
22 51 (15.69%) LAN
22 51 (15.69%) SCCM
23 47 (14.46%) WAN
23 47 (14.46%) SQL Server
24 46 (14.15%) Infrastructure Engineering

Windows 8
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 94 (28.92%) MS Exchange
2 45 (13.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 26 (8.00%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.46%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.92%) IIS
8 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 122 (37.54%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (7.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (5.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (3.69%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.92%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.62%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 186 (57.23%) Office 365
2 77 (23.69%) Azure
3 29 (8.92%) AWS
4 9 (2.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (2.77%) Mimecast
5 5 (1.54%) SaaS
6 4 (1.23%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.92%) PaaS
7 3 (0.92%) Power Platform
7 3 (0.92%) PowerApps
8 2 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.62%) Serverless
9 1 (0.31%) G Suite
9 1 (0.31%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 96 (29.54%) DNS
2 87 (26.77%) DHCP
3 79 (24.31%) Firewall
4 56 (17.23%) TCP/IP
5 51 (15.69%) LAN
6 47 (14.46%) WAN
7 38 (11.69%) Internet
8 37 (11.38%) VoIP
9 33 (10.15%) VPN
10 27 (8.31%) Wireless
11 26 (8.00%) SAN
12 25 (7.69%) NetScaler
12 25 (7.69%) VLAN
13 20 (6.15%) Remote Desktop
14 8 (2.46%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (2.15%) NAS
16 6 (1.85%) DKIM
16 6 (1.85%) IPsec
16 6 (1.85%) iSCSI
16 6 (1.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (14.46%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.69%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.54%) Geospatial Data
5 5 (1.54%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.23%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 3 (0.92%) Bugzilla
1 3 (0.92%) Subversion
General
1 24 (7.38%) Public Sector
2 18 (5.54%) Finance
3 17 (5.23%) Retail
4 9 (2.77%) Local Government
4 9 (2.77%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.46%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.92%) Back Office
6 3 (0.92%) Banking
6 3 (0.92%) Legal
6 3 (0.92%) Marketing
7 2 (0.62%) Law
8 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 80 (24.62%) Support Engineer
2 72 (22.15%) Analyst
3 67 (20.62%) IT Support
4 46 (14.15%) IT Engineer
4 46 (14.15%) Support Analyst
5 40 (12.31%) IT Support Engineer
6 39 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 36 (11.08%) 3rd Line Support
8 33 (10.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 29 (8.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 29 (8.92%) Consultant
10 27 (8.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 27 (8.31%) Desktop Support
11 26 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 23 (7.08%) Technical Consultant
13 17 (5.23%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
13 17 (5.23%) Service Analyst
13 17 (5.23%) Service Desk Analyst
13 17 (5.23%) Technical Support
14 16 (4.92%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.85%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (0.92%) COM
2 3 (0.92%) LDAP
3 2 (0.62%) HTML
3 2 (0.62%) XML
4 1 (0.31%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.15%) Driving Licence
2 17 (5.23%) Data Centre
3 14 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.69%) Clustering
4 12 (3.69%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (2.77%) Smartphone
5 9 (2.77%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (2.46%) Blackberry
6 8 (2.46%) Replication
7 6 (1.85%) Eurex
7 6 (1.85%) iPhone
8 5 (1.54%) iPad
8 5 (1.54%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.23%) CMDB
9 4 (1.23%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.23%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.92%) Equities
10 3 (0.92%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.92%) Handset
10 3 (0.92%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 325 (100.00%) Windows
2 250 (76.92%) Windows 7
3 231 (71.08%) Windows 10
4 135 (41.54%) Windows Server
5 103 (31.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 96 (29.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 79 (24.31%) Windows Server 2016
8 44 (13.54%) Windows Server 2019
9 32 (9.85%) Windows XP
10 30 (9.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 23 (7.08%) Linux
12 20 (6.15%) Mac OS X
13 11 (3.38%) Android
14 9 (2.77%) Solaris
15 8 (2.46%) Unix
16 6 (1.85%) CentOS
16 6 (1.85%) Debian
16 6 (1.85%) SUSE
17 5 (1.54%) Apple iOS
17 5 (1.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (25.54%) ITIL
2 57 (17.54%) Problem-Solving
3 46 (14.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 34 (10.46%) Project Management
5 26 (8.00%) Mentoring
6 25 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 23 (7.08%) Project Delivery
8 19 (5.85%) Root Cause Analysis
8 19 (5.85%) Service Delivery
9 17 (5.23%) Service Management
10 15 (4.62%) Capacity Management
10 15 (4.62%) Migration
10 15 (4.62%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (4.62%) Proactive Monitoring
11 12 (3.69%) ITSM
12 11 (3.38%) Kalman Filter
12 11 (3.38%) Proactive Maintenance
13 9 (2.77%) Change Management
13 9 (2.77%) Customer Requirements
13 9 (2.77%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (10.15%) SQL
2 28 (8.62%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.15%) C#
4 6 (1.85%) Bash Shell
4 6 (1.85%) Perl
4 6 (1.85%) Python
5 5 (1.54%) C
5 5 (1.54%) R
6 4 (1.23%) VB
7 3 (0.92%) Java
7 3 (0.92%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.62%) C++
9 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 78 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (10.15%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (8.92%) MCSA
3 29 (8.92%) MCSE
4 26 (8.00%) MCP
5 25 (7.69%) CCNA
6 17 (5.23%) Degree
7 11 (3.38%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (2.77%) CCNP
8 9 (2.77%) MCITP
9 8 (2.46%) Security Cleared
10 7 (2.15%) A+ Certification
10 7 (2.15%) CCENT
11 3 (0.92%) CompTIA Security+
11 3 (0.92%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.92%) Dell Certification
11 3 (0.92%) MCTS
11 3 (0.92%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (0.92%) Server+ Certification
11 3 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (17.23%) SLA
System Software
1 198 (60.92%) Active Directory
2 106 (32.62%) Hyper-V
3 94 (28.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (8.92%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (4.92%) VMware Workstation
6 13 (4.00%) vSphere
7 12 (3.69%) XenApp
8 11 (3.38%) VirtualBox
8 11 (3.38%) XenDesktop
9 8 (2.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 7 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (1.54%) BitLocker
11 5 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.92%) Firmware
13 3 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.62%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.62%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.62%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 51 (15.69%) SCCM
2 19 (5.85%) Backup Exec
3 18 (5.54%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (2.46%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (2.15%) XenMobile
6 6 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.85%) SCOM
6 6 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.54%) WSUS
8 3 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.62%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.31%) AppManager
10 1 (0.31%) DameWare
10 1 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.31%) OpenView
10 1 (0.31%) OVSD
10 1 (0.31%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 213 (65.54%) Microsoft
2 111 (34.15%) VMware
3 72 (22.15%) Citrix
4 43 (13.23%) Cisco
5 29 (8.92%) HP
6 27 (8.31%) Dell
7 19 (5.85%) Apple
8 16 (4.92%) Veeam
9 14 (4.31%) Capita
9 14 (4.31%) Oracle
10 9 (2.77%) McAfee
10 9 (2.77%) Samsung
11 8 (2.46%) Symantec
12 7 (2.15%) Actuate
13 6 (1.85%) Bloomberg
13 6 (1.85%) CQG
13 6 (1.85%) Fidessa
13 6 (1.85%) Novell
13 6 (1.85%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.85%) Reuters