Period
to 17 January 2021

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 17 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 654 516 516
Rank change year-on-year -138 0 -85
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 102 606 825
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.48% 0.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.80% 2.14% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 97 534 773
Median annual salary £30,500 £28,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.93% -6.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £19,250 £21,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £52,500 £51,200
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +10.00%

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 12,759 28,268 35,209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.61% 22.41% 23.29%
Number of salaries quoted 10,481 22,925 28,629
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +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 17 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Top 15 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 17 January 2021. 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 -113 100 £32,250 +11.21% 18
UK excluding London -87 74 £25,000 -9.09% 10
London +95 27 £43,250 +29.10% 6
South East +50 27 £25,000 -10.71% 4
South West +40 20 £35,500 +39.22% 1
North of England -18 20 £20,500 -25.45% 2
Yorkshire -17 14 £20,500 -31.67%
Work from Home -57 7 £46,500 -9.27%
North East +9 4 £25,000 +16.28%
East of England +75 3 £45,000 +60.71% 1
Midlands +17 3 £27,500 -13.39% 2
West Midlands +51 2 £30,000 +20.00% 2
North West +42 2 £24,750 +13.79% 2
Wales +45 1 - -
East Midlands +17 1 £27,500 -21.43%

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, 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.

1 102 (100.00%) Windows
2 97 (95.10%) Windows 7
3 74 (72.55%) Active Directory
4 73 (71.57%) Windows 10
5 67 (65.69%) Office 365
6 64 (62.75%) Microsoft
7 59 (57.84%) Windows Server
8 47 (46.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 46 (45.10%) Microsoft Office
10 45 (44.12%) Windows Server 2016
11 34 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 33 (32.35%) DNS
13 31 (30.39%) VMware
13 31 (30.39%) DHCP
14 30 (29.41%) Azure
15 28 (27.45%) Citrix
15 28 (27.45%) Firewall
16 24 (23.53%) MS Exchange
17 22 (21.57%) ITIL
17 22 (21.57%) Hyper-V
18 21 (20.59%) VPN
19 20 (19.61%) Cisco
19 20 (19.61%) VMware Infrastructure
20 19 (18.63%) Exchange Server 2013
20 19 (18.63%) Finance
21 18 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
22 17 (16.67%) Veeam
22 17 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
23 16 (15.69%) MCSE
24 15 (14.71%) PowerShell

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 24 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 19 (18.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 18 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (5.88%) Skype for Business
6 5 (4.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 46 (45.10%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 67 (65.69%) Office 365
2 30 (29.41%) Azure
3 7 (6.86%) AWS
3 7 (6.86%) Mimecast
4 3 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.98%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 33 (32.35%) DNS
2 31 (30.39%) DHCP
3 28 (27.45%) Firewall
4 21 (20.59%) VPN
5 12 (11.76%) TCP/IP
6 11 (10.78%) LAN
6 11 (10.78%) SAN
7 9 (8.82%) VoIP
7 9 (8.82%) WAN
8 8 (7.84%) Internet
8 8 (7.84%) Remote Desktop
9 7 (6.86%) VLAN
10 6 (5.88%) Network Security
10 6 (5.88%) Unified Communications
11 5 (4.90%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (4.90%) iSCSI
12 4 (3.92%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (1.96%) Cisco ISE
13 2 (1.96%) NetScaler
13 2 (1.96%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (3.92%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.96%) Blockchain
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.98%) MySQL
General
1 19 (18.63%) Finance
2 2 (1.96%) Local Government
2 2 (1.96%) Public Sector
3 1 (0.98%) Law
3 1 (0.98%) Legal
3 1 (0.98%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (32.35%) Support Engineer
2 22 (21.57%) IT Support
3 19 (18.63%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 16 (15.69%) IT Engineer
5 15 (14.71%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (12.75%) 1st Line Support
6 13 (12.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 13 (12.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (11.76%) 1st Line Engineer
7 12 (11.76%) Analyst
8 10 (9.80%) Support Analyst
9 9 (8.82%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 9 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (8.82%) Consultant
9 9 (8.82%) IT Support Engineer
10 8 (7.84%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (7.84%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (7.84%) IT Technician
10 8 (7.84%) Office 365 Engineer
10 8 (7.84%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.94%) WSH
2 2 (1.96%) LDAP
3 1 (0.98%) Ajax
3 1 (0.98%) CSS
3 1 (0.98%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.86%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.88%) Driving Licence
3 3 (2.94%) Clustering
3 3 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.96%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.96%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.96%) Fibre Optics
4 2 (1.96%) iPad
4 2 (1.96%) iPhone
4 2 (1.96%) Reinsurance
4 2 (1.96%) Replication
4 2 (1.96%) SCADA
4 2 (1.96%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.98%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 102 (100.00%) Windows
2 97 (95.10%) Windows 7
3 73 (71.57%) Windows 10
4 59 (57.84%) Windows Server
5 47 (46.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (44.12%) Windows Server 2016
7 34 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (11.76%) Linux
10 8 (7.84%) Android
10 8 (7.84%) Mac OS X
11 7 (6.86%) Windows Server 2019
12 5 (4.90%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.96%) HPUX
13 2 (1.96%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (1.96%) Solaris
13 2 (1.96%) Unix
14 1 (0.98%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.98%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.57%) ITIL
2 13 (12.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (10.78%) Mobile Device Management
3 11 (10.78%) Project Delivery
4 9 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (6.86%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (6.86%) Proactive Maintenance
6 6 (5.88%) Business Continuity
6 6 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (5.88%) Migration
6 6 (5.88%) Web Filtering
7 5 (4.90%) Mentoring
7 5 (4.90%) Presales
7 5 (4.90%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.92%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.92%) Performance Management
8 4 (3.92%) Problem Management
8 4 (3.92%) Project Management
8 4 (3.92%) Service Management
8 4 (3.92%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.71%) PowerShell
2 6 (5.88%) SQL
3 3 (2.94%) VBScript
4 2 (1.96%) VB
5 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.98%) PHP
5 1 (0.98%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (15.69%) MCSE
3 11 (10.78%) CCNA
3 11 (10.78%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (6.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (5.88%) MCSA
6 3 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.94%) MCITP
7 2 (1.96%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.96%) CCNP
7 2 (1.96%) LFCE
7 2 (1.96%) LFCS
7 2 (1.96%) Linux+ Certification
7 2 (1.96%) RHCE
7 2 (1.96%) RHCSA
7 2 (1.96%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.96%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.96%) VCAP
8 1 (0.98%) CISM
8 1 (0.98%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.80%) SLA
System Software
1 74 (72.55%) Active Directory
2 22 (21.57%) Hyper-V
3 20 (19.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (8.82%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (8.82%) XenApp
4 9 (8.82%) XenDesktop
5 8 (7.84%) vSphere
6 5 (4.90%) BitLocker
7 3 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.94%) VirtualBox
8 2 (1.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.96%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.98%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (14.71%) Backup Exec
2 12 (11.76%) SCCM
3 9 (8.82%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.96%) WSUS
5 1 (0.98%) Nessus
Vendors
1 64 (62.75%) Microsoft
2 31 (30.39%) VMware
3 28 (27.45%) Citrix
4 20 (19.61%) Cisco
5 17 (16.67%) Veeam
6 11 (10.78%) Dell
6 11 (10.78%) HP
7 10 (9.80%) Remedy
8 8 (7.84%) NetApp
8 8 (7.84%) SolarWinds
9 6 (5.88%) Asigra
10 5 (4.90%) EMC
10 5 (4.90%) Meraki
10 5 (4.90%) ServiceNow
11 3 (2.94%) Avaya
11 3 (2.94%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.94%) McAfee
11 3 (2.94%) Palo Alto
12 2 (1.96%) Apple
12 2 (1.96%) Symantec