Period
to 16 July 2018

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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 551 436 324
Rank change year-on-year -115 -112 -39
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 854 1,208 2,050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.68% 1.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.10% 2.77% 3.93%
Number of salaries quoted 784 1,106 1,821
UK median annual salary £28,500 £27,500 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.64% -1.79% -1.75%
10th Percentile £19,250 £19,250 £20,000
90th Percentile £51,250 £45,750 £47,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £25,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -5.66% -1.85%

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 40,639 43,552 52,197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.09% 24.53% 25.66%
Number of salaries quoted 32,715 35,964 44,327
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +3.90%

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows 8.

Salary trend for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 8 over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

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 16 July 2018. 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 -87 815 £28,500 +1.79% 103
UK excluding London -84 543 £27,500 +10.00% 85
London -86 287 £32,000 - 24
South East -39 219 £28,500 +14.00% 25
Midlands -16 91 £27,000 +1.89% 14
East of England -9 90 £27,500 +3.77% 13
North of England -59 84 £25,000 +6.38% 21
Yorkshire +15 57 £21,875 -6.91% 14
West Midlands -9 53 £30,000 +9.09% 8
South West -15 47 £25,000 +9.89% 6
East Midlands 0 38 £25,000 - 6
North West -63 26 £30,000 +22.45% 7
Scotland -32 9 £30,000 +48.15% 3
Wales -22 5 £29,250 +21.88% 3
North East -24 1 £24,000 +20.00%

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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.

1 854 (100.00%) Windows
2 651 (76.23%) Windows 7
3 591 (69.20%) Microsoft
4 577 (67.56%) Active Directory
5 521 (61.01%) Windows 10
6 427 (50.00%) Windows Server
7 400 (46.84%) Office 365
8 370 (43.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 335 (39.23%) Microsoft Office
10 307 (35.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 275 (32.20%) VMware
12 222 (26.00%) MS Exchange
13 221 (25.88%) Citrix
14 198 (23.19%) ITIL
15 186 (21.78%) VMware Infrastructure
16 177 (20.73%) Firewall
17 157 (18.38%) Hyper-V
18 156 (18.27%) DNS
19 144 (16.86%) Microsoft Certification
20 139 (16.28%) TCP/IP
21 136 (15.93%) DHCP
22 132 (15.46%) SQL
23 126 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2010
23 126 (14.75%) Problem-Solving
24 122 (14.29%) Cisco
25 118 (13.82%) LAN
26 117 (13.70%) SLA
27 115 (13.47%) Microsoft Azure
28 114 (13.35%) WAN
29 103 (12.06%) SCCM

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
1 222 (26.00%) MS Exchange
2 126 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 100 (11.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 53 (6.21%) SharePoint
5 41 (4.80%) IIS
6 28 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 25 (2.93%) Skype for Business
8 11 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (1.05%) Apache
10 7 (0.82%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.59%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.35%) Confluence
13 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.23%) Site Server
14 1 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.12%) CMS
14 1 (0.12%) JBoss
14 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 335 (39.23%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.70%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.47%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.47%) Stata
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.12%) CATIA
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.12%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.12%) Revit
6 1 (0.12%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.12%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.35%) Rolfe and Nolan
3 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.12%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.12%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.12%) SAP EHS
4 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 400 (46.84%) Office 365
2 115 (13.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (5.27%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (4.33%) Mimecast
5 20 (2.34%) G Suite
6 18 (2.11%) SaaS
7 16 (1.87%) IaaS
8 12 (1.41%) PaaS
9 7 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 6 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.70%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.47%) NuGet
12 4 (0.47%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.35%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
15 1 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 177 (20.73%) Firewall
2 156 (18.27%) DNS
3 139 (16.28%) TCP/IP
4 136 (15.93%) DHCP
5 118 (13.82%) LAN
6 114 (13.35%) WAN
7 74 (8.67%) SAN
8 73 (8.55%) VPN
9 63 (7.38%) VoIP
10 61 (7.14%) VLAN
11 48 (5.62%) Internet
12 38 (4.45%) NAS
13 35 (4.10%) Remote Desktop
14 30 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
15 27 (3.16%) Wireless
16 23 (2.69%) Skype
17 20 (2.34%) NetScaler
18 17 (1.99%) Cisco IOS
19 14 (1.64%) SSL
20 11 (1.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (11.71%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
4 9 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.59%) Big Data
7 4 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.47%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.47%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.47%) MS Access
7 4 (0.47%) MySQL
7 4 (0.47%) QlikView
7 4 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.12%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (0.82%) MSI
2 6 (0.70%) Git (software)
2 6 (0.70%) TeamCity
2 6 (0.70%) Wise Package Studio
3 5 (0.59%) AdminStudio
3 5 (0.59%) Subversion
4 4 (0.47%) JIRA
4 4 (0.47%) MSBuild
4 4 (0.47%) MSTest
4 4 (0.47%) Ranorex
4 4 (0.47%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.23%) GitLab
5 2 (0.23%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.23%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.23%) Xcode
6 1 (0.12%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.12%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.12%) InstallShield
General
1 96 (11.24%) Finance
2 37 (4.33%) Games
3 32 (3.75%) Legal
4 30 (3.51%) Retail
5 27 (3.16%) Advertising
6 24 (2.81%) Manufacturing
7 20 (2.34%) Law
8 17 (1.99%) Marketing
8 17 (1.99%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.41%) Back Office
10 9 (1.05%) Banking
11 8 (0.94%) German Language
12 6 (0.70%) Electronics
13 3 (0.35%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.23%) French Language
15 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.12%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.12%) Japanese Language
15 1 (0.12%) Mandarin Language
15 1 (0.12%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 249 (29.16%) Support Engineer
2 182 (21.31%) Analyst
3 166 (19.44%) IT Support
4 135 (15.81%) 2nd Line Support
5 115 (13.47%) Desktop Support
6 110 (12.88%) IT Engineer
7 101 (11.83%) Support Analyst
8 84 (9.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 79 (9.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 74 (8.67%) Desktop Engineer
11 72 (8.43%) IT Analyst
12 69 (8.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 68 (7.96%) IT Support Engineer
14 67 (7.85%) Service Analyst
15 63 (7.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 62 (7.26%) Service Desk Analyst
17 50 (5.85%) IT Support Analyst
18 48 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
19 42 (4.92%) 1st/2nd Line Support
19 42 (4.92%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.69%) X-Windows
2 22 (2.58%) Web Services
3 16 (1.87%) .NET
4 10 (1.17%) WCF
5 5 (0.59%) ADSI
6 4 (0.47%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.35%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (0.35%) HTML
7 3 (0.35%) MAPI
7 3 (0.35%) Middleware
8 2 (0.23%) COM
8 2 (0.23%) iOS SDK
8 2 (0.23%) REST
9 1 (0.12%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.12%) J2EE
9 1 (0.12%) Node.js
9 1 (0.12%) WAP
9 1 (0.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 69 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (7.96%) Self-Motivation
3 43 (5.04%) Blackberry
4 41 (4.80%) iPhone
5 39 (4.57%) Data Centre
5 39 (4.57%) Driving Licence
6 30 (3.51%) iPad
7 25 (2.93%) Replication
8 22 (2.58%) Management Information System
8 22 (2.58%) Video Conferencing
9 16 (1.87%) Computer Science
10 15 (1.76%) Client/Server
10 15 (1.76%) Clustering
11 13 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
11 13 (1.52%) User Experience
12 12 (1.41%) NHS
12 12 (1.41%) Smartphone
13 10 (1.17%) AS400
13 10 (1.17%) iSeries
14 7 (0.82%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 854 (100.00%) Windows
2 651 (76.23%) Windows 7
3 521 (61.01%) Windows 10
4 427 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 370 (43.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 307 (35.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 86 (10.07%) Mac OS X
8 81 (9.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 76 (8.90%) Windows XP
10 61 (7.14%) Android
11 53 (6.21%) Linux
12 41 (4.80%) Apple iOS
13 26 (3.04%) Windows Vista
14 18 (2.11%) Mac OS
15 17 (1.99%) Windows 2000 Server
16 16 (1.87%) Windows Mobile
17 10 (1.17%) Ubuntu
18 9 (1.05%) Unix
18 9 (1.05%) Windows Phone
19 8 (0.94%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (23.19%) ITIL
2 126 (14.75%) Problem-Solving
3 48 (5.62%) Incident Management
3 48 (5.62%) Service Management
4 47 (5.50%) Mentoring
5 37 (4.33%) Service Delivery
6 32 (3.75%) Migration
7 30 (3.51%) Time Management
8 26 (3.04%) Presales
9 25 (2.93%) ITSM
10 22 (2.58%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (2.46%) Mobile Device Management
12 20 (2.34%) ITIL V3
13 19 (2.22%) High Availability
13 19 (2.22%) Patch Management
13 19 (2.22%) Project Management
14 18 (2.11%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (2.11%) Coaching
14 18 (2.11%) Continuous Improvement
14 18 (2.11%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 132 (15.46%) SQL
2 51 (5.97%) PowerShell
3 18 (2.11%) C#
4 13 (1.52%) C
4 13 (1.52%) T-SQL
5 8 (0.94%) VBScript
6 7 (0.82%) VB
7 6 (0.70%) Perl
7 6 (0.70%) Python
8 4 (0.47%) C++
8 4 (0.47%) Java
9 3 (0.35%) Embedded C++
9 3 (0.35%) PHP
10 2 (0.23%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.23%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.23%) Scala
11 1 (0.12%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 144 (16.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 91 (10.66%) MCSE
3 47 (5.50%) Degree
4 43 (5.04%) MCSA
5 35 (4.10%) MCP
6 29 (3.40%) MCITP
7 21 (2.46%) Security Cleared
7 21 (2.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 20 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (2.22%) A+ Certification
9 19 (2.22%) CCNA
10 16 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (1.41%) SC Cleared
12 11 (1.29%) Network+ Certification
13 9 (1.05%) CISSP
14 8 (0.94%) DBS Check
14 8 (0.94%) MCTS
15 5 (0.59%) ISEB
15 5 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (13.70%) SLA
2 22 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (2.22%) GDPR
4 13 (1.52%) PMO
5 11 (1.29%) COBIT
6 10 (1.17%) PSD2
7 8 (0.94%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.94%) QA
8 4 (0.47%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.23%) GCP
9 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 577 (67.56%) Active Directory
2 186 (21.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 157 (18.38%) Hyper-V
4 76 (8.90%) XenApp
5 41 (4.80%) XenDesktop
6 34 (3.98%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (3.04%) vSphere
8 16 (1.87%) VirtualBox
9 13 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
10 12 (1.41%) XenServer
11 10 (1.17%) BitLocker
11 10 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (0.94%) Firmware
12 8 (0.94%) Terminal Server
13 7 (0.82%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (0.59%) Docker
15 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.47%) LXC
Systems Management
1 103 (12.06%) SCCM
2 51 (5.97%) Backup Exec
3 28 (3.28%) WSUS
4 19 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
5 16 (1.87%) Norton AntiVirus
6 14 (1.64%) SCOM
7 11 (1.29%) AirWatch
8 9 (1.05%) Jamf Pro
8 9 (1.05%) vCenter Server
9 8 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
9 8 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 8 (0.94%) WMI
10 7 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (0.70%) XenMobile
12 4 (0.47%) HP SIM
12 4 (0.47%) Kubernetes
12 4 (0.47%) SCSM
12 4 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 3 (0.35%) FortiGate
13 3 (0.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 591 (69.20%) Microsoft
2 275 (32.20%) VMware
3 221 (25.88%) Citrix
4 122 (14.29%) Cisco
5 71 (8.31%) Apple
6 69 (8.08%) HP
7 34 (3.98%) Veeam
8 33 (3.86%) Symantec
9 32 (3.75%) WatchGuard
10 29 (3.40%) Dell
11 25 (2.93%) Adobe
12 22 (2.58%) NetApp
13 21 (2.46%) McAfee
14 20 (2.34%) Google
15 19 (2.22%) Avaya
15 19 (2.22%) EMC
15 19 (2.22%) IBM
15 19 (2.22%) Oracle
16 17 (1.99%) Ivanti
17 16 (1.87%) SolarWinds