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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 9 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK
6 months to
9 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1115 815 627
Rank change year-on-year -300 -188 -65
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 120 188 164
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.16% 0.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.40% 0.91% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 113 131 145
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,250 £19,000
25th Percentile £26,250 £23,875 £24,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £28,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median % change year-on-year -13.85% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £34,750 £51,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £43,500 £57,500 £53,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £31,500 £29,000
% change year-on-year -12.70% +8.62% -3.33%

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 30,066 20,767 13,886
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.65% 18.21% 21.35%
Number of salaries quoted 16,048 15,052 11,449
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £35,978 £36,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%
75th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - - +8.43%

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 9 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Top 16 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 9 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -241 107 £28,000 -6.67% 28
UK excluding London -191 84 £27,500 -12.70% 23
South East -49 37 £28,000 -4.27% 8
London -178 28 £34,000 +2.26% 7
North of England -80 24 £26,450 -2.04% 5
Work from Home -232 24 £37,500 +19.05% 8
Midlands -78 12 £26,000 -13.33% 3
Yorkshire -42 11 £26,450 +15.00% 2
North West -62 10 £27,500 - 3
West Midlands -56 7 £20,000 +2.56% 1
East Midlands -48 5 £30,000 -4.76% 2
South West -46 4 £23,750 -20.83% 4
North East -17 3 £23,500 -45.98%
Northern Ireland - 3 £37,500 -
Scotland -61 2 £27,750 -47.14% 1
East of England -84 2 £40,000 +86.05% 1

For the 6 months to 9 August 2022, 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.

1 120 (100.00%) Windows
2 95 (79.17%) Windows 7
3 94 (78.33%) Microsoft
4 86 (71.67%) Microsoft 365
5 79 (65.83%) Windows 10
6 77 (64.17%) Microsoft Office
7 76 (63.33%) Active Directory
8 59 (49.17%) Social Skills
9 57 (47.50%) Windows Server
10 46 (38.33%) SCCM
11 42 (35.00%) Problem-Solving
12 32 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 32 (26.67%) SLA
13 28 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
14 27 (22.50%) Hyper-V
15 25 (20.83%) VMware
16 24 (20.00%) Firewall
16 24 (20.00%) ITIL
17 22 (18.33%) VPN
18 21 (17.50%) Windows Server 2016
19 20 (16.67%) DNS
19 20 (16.67%) Cisco
19 20 (16.67%) DHCP
20 19 (15.83%) Wireless
20 19 (15.83%) VMware Infrastructure
21 17 (14.17%) Azure
21 17 (14.17%) Microsoft Certification
22 16 (13.33%) LAN
22 16 (13.33%) WAN
22 16 (13.33%) ITSM

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 12 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 77 (64.17%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (10.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (5.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.83%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.83%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (3.33%) Sage 200
2 3 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 86 (71.67%) Microsoft 365
2 17 (14.17%) Azure
3 12 (10.00%) OneDrive
4 9 (7.50%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.67%) SaaS
6 1 (0.83%) AWS
6 1 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.83%) GitHub
6 1 (0.83%) Power Automate
6 1 (0.83%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.83%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 24 (20.00%) Firewall
2 22 (18.33%) VPN
3 20 (16.67%) DHCP
3 20 (16.67%) DNS
4 19 (15.83%) Wireless
5 16 (13.33%) LAN
5 16 (13.33%) WAN
6 14 (11.67%) TCP/IP
7 8 (6.67%) VoIP
8 6 (5.00%) NetScaler
8 6 (5.00%) WebEx
8 6 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (3.33%) Ethernet
9 4 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (3.33%) VLAN
10 2 (1.67%) Internet
10 2 (1.67%) SAN
10 2 (1.67%) Softphone
10 2 (1.67%) WLAN
11 1 (0.83%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.83%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Android Studio
1 1 (0.83%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.83%) JIRA
1 1 (0.83%) Subversion
1 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 59 (49.17%) Social Skills
2 12 (10.00%) Finance
3 9 (7.50%) Law
4 7 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.00%) Legal
5 6 (5.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.50%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.67%) French Language
7 2 (1.67%) German Language
7 2 (1.67%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.83%) Publishing
8 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (44.17%) Support Engineer
2 30 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 27 (22.50%) Desktop Support
4 24 (20.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 24 (20.00%) IT Support
5 22 (18.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 19 (15.83%) Desktop Engineer
6 19 (15.83%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 17 (14.17%) Analyst
7 17 (14.17%) IT Engineer
8 14 (11.67%) IT Support Engineer
9 13 (10.83%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 13 (10.83%) Support Analyst
10 11 (9.17%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
10 11 (9.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 8 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 7 (5.83%) IT Analyst
12 7 (5.83%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.17%) Web Services
2 2 (1.67%) HTML
3 1 (0.83%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.50%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (4.17%) CCTV
3 3 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.50%) Driving Licence
3 3 (2.50%) Replication
4 2 (1.67%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.67%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.67%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.83%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 120 (100.00%) Windows
2 95 (79.17%) Windows 7
3 79 (65.83%) Windows 10
4 57 (47.50%) Windows Server
5 32 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (17.50%) Windows Server 2016
8 14 (11.67%) Windows Server 2019
8 14 (11.67%) Windows XP
9 13 (10.83%) Mac OS X
10 10 (8.33%) Android
10 10 (8.33%) Mac OS
11 8 (6.67%) Apple iOS
12 7 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (5.00%) Windows Vista
14 5 (4.17%) Linux
15 1 (0.83%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (35.00%) Problem-Solving
2 24 (20.00%) ITIL
3 16 (13.33%) ITSM
4 15 (12.50%) Remote Monitoring and Management
5 14 (11.67%) Service Delivery
6 13 (10.83%) Workflow
7 11 (9.17%) Decision-Making
7 11 (9.17%) High Availability
7 11 (9.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (5.83%) Asset Management
9 5 (4.17%) Migration
10 4 (3.33%) Application Security
11 3 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (2.50%) CRM
11 3 (2.50%) Identity Access Management
11 3 (2.50%) Inventory Management
11 3 (2.50%) Patch Management
11 3 (2.50%) Proactive Maintenance
11 3 (2.50%) Service Management
11 3 (2.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.50%) C
2 3 (2.50%) SQL
2 3 (2.50%) VBScript
3 1 (0.83%) C++
3 1 (0.83%) Java
3 1 (0.83%) Kotlin
3 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (14.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.17%) A+ Certification
3 4 (3.33%) Degree
3 4 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.50%) MCP
4 3 (2.50%) MCSA
4 3 (2.50%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.67%) CCNA
5 2 (1.67%) CCNP
5 2 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.67%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.67%) HND
5 2 (1.67%) MCSE
5 2 (1.67%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.83%) MCITP
6 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 76 (63.33%) Active Directory
2 27 (22.50%) Hyper-V
3 19 (15.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (6.67%) XenDesktop
5 6 (5.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 5 (4.17%) vSphere
7 4 (3.33%) Terminal Services
8 3 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.67%) VirtualBox
9 2 (1.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 46 (38.33%) SCCM
2 13 (10.83%) SCOM
3 4 (3.33%) AirWatch
3 4 (3.33%) Malwarebytes
3 4 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (3.33%) WSUS
4 3 (2.50%) Autotask
4 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.67%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.67%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 94 (78.33%) Microsoft
2 25 (20.83%) VMware
3 20 (16.67%) Cisco
4 13 (10.83%) Citrix
5 12 (10.00%) Dell
6 11 (9.17%) Kaseya
6 11 (9.17%) SolarWinds
7 6 (5.00%) Apple
7 6 (5.00%) HP
7 6 (5.00%) iManage
7 6 (5.00%) Meraki
7 6 (5.00%) Remedy
8 5 (4.17%) NETGEAR
8 5 (4.17%) Sophos
8 5 (4.17%) Ubiquiti
9 4 (3.33%) arcserve
9 4 (3.33%) Datto
9 4 (3.33%) McAfee
9 4 (3.33%) Sage
9 4 (3.33%) Trend Micro