Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 413 361 291
Rank change year-on-year -52 -70 -7
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 1,222 1,514 2,367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.85% 1.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.90% 3.48% 4.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,128 1,350 2,141
UK median annual salary £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.51% -5.00%
10th Percentile £19,125 £19,500 £20,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,000 £26,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year -3.85% -5.45% -

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 42,104 43,524 53,774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.31% 24.47% 26.17%
Number of salaries quoted 34,342 36,736 45,485
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,750 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.56% +2.87% +2.35%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +6.67%

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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 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 -81 1,147 £27,500 - 156
UK excluding London -22 856 £25,000 -3.85% 125
London -66 344 £32,000 - 42
South East -35 324 £28,000 +7.69% 36
North of England -31 139 £23,500 +2.17% 26
Midlands +4 126 £22,500 -15.09% 14
East of England +16 107 £25,500 -7.27% 19
South West +15 107 £23,000 -14.81% 19
North West -28 79 £23,500 +2.17% 16
East Midlands +59 75 £22,500 -35.71% 7
Yorkshire +6 56 £25,000 +11.11% 9
West Midlands -39 51 £24,000 -7.69% 7
Wales +48 42 £27,500 -8.33% 4
Scotland -27 11 £20,750 -24.55% 6
North East -16 4 £23,250 +5.68% 1
Northern Ireland -23 1 £30,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT jobs citing Windows 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Windows 8.

1 1,222 (100.00%) Windows
2 973 (79.62%) Windows 7
3 841 (68.82%) Active Directory
4 736 (60.23%) Microsoft
5 699 (57.20%) Windows 10
6 627 (51.31%) Windows Server
7 573 (46.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 510 (41.73%) Office 365
9 479 (39.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 459 (37.56%) Microsoft Office
11 440 (36.01%) MS Exchange
12 420 (34.37%) VMware
13 344 (28.15%) ITIL
14 330 (27.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 310 (25.37%) Firewall
16 269 (22.01%) Citrix
17 268 (21.93%) Hyper-V
18 251 (20.54%) DNS
19 236 (19.31%) Exchange Server 2010
20 231 (18.90%) Microsoft Certification
21 226 (18.49%) Exchange Server 2013
22 211 (17.27%) DHCP
23 183 (14.98%) Microsoft Azure
24 182 (14.89%) Cisco
24 182 (14.89%) SQL
25 176 (14.40%) TCP/IP
26 163 (13.34%) SQL Server
27 158 (12.93%) Windows XP
28 152 (12.44%) LAN
29 149 (12.19%) WAN

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
1 440 (36.01%) MS Exchange
2 236 (19.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 226 (18.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 83 (6.79%) SharePoint
5 62 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2007
6 42 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2003
7 38 (3.11%) Skype for Business
8 36 (2.95%) IIS
9 28 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 12 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.49%) Apache
12 6 (0.49%) Confluence
12 6 (0.49%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.25%) WordPress
14 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2000
15 1 (0.082%) Tomcat
Applications
1 459 (37.56%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.49%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (0.25%) InVision
6 1 (0.082%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.082%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.082%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.33%) assyst
2 4 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.16%) Rolfe and Nolan
4 1 (0.082%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.082%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.082%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.082%) Relativity
4 1 (0.082%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 510 (41.73%) Office 365
2 183 (14.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (2.45%) G Suite
5 26 (2.13%) IaaS
6 23 (1.88%) Mimecast
7 18 (1.47%) PaaS
8 9 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.57%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (0.49%) SaaS
11 5 (0.41%) IBM Cloud
11 5 (0.41%) SoftLayer
12 4 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.25%) AWS CloudTrail
13 3 (0.25%) CloudFront
14 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.082%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 310 (25.37%) Firewall
2 251 (20.54%) DNS
3 211 (17.27%) DHCP
4 176 (14.40%) TCP/IP
5 152 (12.44%) LAN
6 149 (12.19%) WAN
7 85 (6.96%) SAN
8 84 (6.87%) VPN
9 68 (5.56%) VLAN
10 67 (5.48%) Internet
11 63 (5.16%) VoIP
12 57 (4.66%) Wireless
13 40 (3.27%) Wi-Fi
14 33 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
15 31 (2.54%) WLAN
16 26 (2.13%) Skype
16 26 (2.13%) SSL
17 22 (1.80%) NAS
18 19 (1.55%) HTTP
19 15 (1.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (13.34%) SQL Server
2 47 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (3.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
5 15 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (0.74%) MySQL
6 9 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (0.57%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.16%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.082%) Big Data
10 1 (0.082%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.082%) DB2
10 1 (0.082%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.082%) Informix
10 1 (0.082%) Ingres
10 1 (0.082%) MS Access
10 1 (0.082%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.082%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 13 (1.06%) Git (software)
2 12 (0.98%) Visual Studio
3 10 (0.82%) JIRA
4 8 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.57%) AdminStudio
5 7 (0.57%) MSI
6 6 (0.49%) Axure RP
7 4 (0.33%) AutoIt
7 4 (0.33%) InstallShield
7 4 (0.33%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.33%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.25%) Wise Package Studio
9 2 (0.16%) Xcode
10 1 (0.082%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.082%) ReSharper
10 1 (0.082%) Selenium
10 1 (0.082%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.082%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.082%) Subversion
General
1 117 (9.57%) Finance
2 61 (4.99%) Telecoms
3 32 (2.62%) Law
3 32 (2.62%) Retail
4 23 (1.88%) Banking
4 23 (1.88%) Legal
5 22 (1.80%) Manufacturing
6 19 (1.55%) Advertising
7 11 (0.90%) Marketing
8 9 (0.74%) Games
8 9 (0.74%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.49%) Electronics
10 3 (0.25%) Back Office
10 3 (0.25%) German Language
11 1 (0.082%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.082%) Hindi Language
11 1 (0.082%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.082%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.082%) Tamil Language
11 1 (0.082%) Urdu Language
Job Titles
1 372 (30.44%) Support Engineer
2 334 (27.33%) Analyst
3 259 (21.19%) IT Support
4 246 (20.13%) Support Analyst
5 193 (15.79%) IT Engineer
6 171 (13.99%) Desktop Support
7 147 (12.03%) 2nd Line Support
8 132 (10.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 126 (10.31%) IT Support Engineer
10 114 (9.33%) 1st Line Support
11 101 (8.27%) IT Analyst
12 93 (7.61%) Service Analyst
13 90 (7.36%) IT Support Analyst
14 84 (6.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 80 (6.55%) Service Desk Analyst
16 74 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
17 72 (5.89%) IT Technician
18 70 (5.73%) 1st Line Engineer
18 70 (5.73%) 1st Line Support Engineer
19 69 (5.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (2.45%) HTML
2 25 (2.05%) .NET
3 20 (1.64%) CSS
4 15 (1.23%) SOAP
5 14 (1.15%) JSON
5 14 (1.15%) XML
6 13 (1.06%) EDI
7 10 (0.82%) HTML5
7 10 (0.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (0.74%) WCF
9 8 (0.65%) Web Services
10 7 (0.57%) AngularJS
10 7 (0.57%) CSS3
11 5 (0.41%) Middleware
12 4 (0.33%) Software Packaging
13 3 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
14 2 (0.16%) Cocoa
14 2 (0.16%) MAPI
15 1 (0.082%) CGI
15 1 (0.082%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 81 (6.63%) Blackberry
2 79 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (4.99%) Driving Licence
4 42 (3.44%) iPhone
5 32 (2.62%) Computer Science
6 29 (2.37%) Management Information System
7 24 (1.96%) Analytical Mindset
8 21 (1.72%) Data Centre
8 21 (1.72%) User Experience
9 18 (1.47%) N-Tier
10 17 (1.39%) iPad
11 16 (1.31%) Smartphone
12 15 (1.23%) Clustering
12 15 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
13 14 (1.15%) Fintech
14 13 (1.06%) RSA SecurID
15 9 (0.74%) CCTV
15 9 (0.74%) Handset
16 8 (0.65%) BYOD
16 8 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1,222 (100.00%) Windows
2 973 (79.62%) Windows 7
3 699 (57.20%) Windows 10
4 627 (51.31%) Windows Server
5 573 (46.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 479 (39.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 158 (12.93%) Windows XP
8 147 (12.03%) Mac OS X
9 102 (8.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 80 (6.55%) Linux
11 68 (5.56%) Apple iOS
12 66 (5.40%) Android
13 51 (4.17%) Mac OS
14 39 (3.19%) Windows Vista
15 19 (1.55%) Windows Phone
16 15 (1.23%) CentOS
17 13 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
18 12 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 12 (0.98%) Ubuntu
18 12 (0.98%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (28.15%) ITIL
2 57 (4.66%) Time Management
3 48 (3.93%) Migration
4 46 (3.76%) Service Delivery
5 43 (3.52%) Root Cause Analysis
6 34 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (2.70%) Patch Management
8 32 (2.62%) CRM
8 32 (2.62%) Service Management
9 31 (2.54%) Disaster Recovery
9 31 (2.54%) Mentoring
10 28 (2.29%) Document Management
11 27 (2.21%) Presales
12 26 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
13 25 (2.05%) Kalman Filter
14 23 (1.88%) ITIL V3
15 22 (1.80%) Change Management
15 22 (1.80%) ITIL V2
16 20 (1.64%) Asset Management
16 20 (1.64%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 182 (14.89%) SQL
2 83 (6.79%) PowerShell
3 18 (1.47%) C#
4 16 (1.31%) C
4 16 (1.31%) JavaScript
5 11 (0.90%) Objective-C
5 11 (0.90%) Python
6 10 (0.82%) Apple Swift
6 10 (0.82%) VBScript
7 8 (0.65%) Perl
8 7 (0.57%) C++
8 7 (0.57%) TypeScript
8 7 (0.57%) VB.NET
9 6 (0.49%) Bash Shell
9 6 (0.49%) VB
10 5 (0.41%) Embedded C++
10 5 (0.41%) PHP
10 5 (0.41%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.33%) Korn
12 3 (0.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 231 (18.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 133 (10.88%) MCSE
3 102 (8.35%) Degree
4 94 (7.69%) MCP
5 71 (5.81%) MCSA
6 52 (4.26%) CCNA
6 52 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
7 50 (4.09%) MCITP
8 45 (3.68%) A+ Certification
9 30 (2.45%) DBS Check
10 25 (2.05%) CCNP
11 20 (1.64%) Security Cleared
12 19 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
14 13 (1.06%) SC Cleared
15 9 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 8 (0.65%) MCTS
17 5 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 5 (0.41%) MCDST
18 4 (0.33%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (9.57%) SLA
2 12 (0.98%) QA
3 9 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.33%) COBIT
6 3 (0.25%) PMO
7 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.082%) GDPR
8 1 (0.082%) HIPAA
System Software
1 841 (68.82%) Active Directory
2 330 (27.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 268 (21.93%) Hyper-V
4 75 (6.14%) XenApp
5 70 (5.73%) VirtualBox
6 60 (4.91%) XenDesktop
7 30 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (1.80%) vSphere
9 20 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (1.31%) Terminal Services
11 12 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
12 11 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (0.57%) Firmware
15 4 (0.33%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.33%) Docker
15 4 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (0.33%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 109 (8.92%) SCCM
2 37 (3.03%) WSUS
3 35 (2.86%) Backup Exec
4 27 (2.21%) Microsoft Intune
5 23 (1.88%) SCOM
6 14 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
6 14 (1.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 12 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (0.65%) vCenter Server
9 7 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.57%) Puppet
10 6 (0.49%) WMI
11 5 (0.41%) Jamf Pro
11 5 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (0.41%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.33%) Ansible
12 4 (0.33%) Nagios
12 4 (0.33%) Nessus
12 4 (0.33%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.33%) Nmap
Vendors
1 736 (60.23%) Microsoft
2 420 (34.37%) VMware
3 269 (22.01%) Citrix
4 182 (14.89%) Cisco
5 128 (10.47%) Apple
6 88 (7.20%) HP
7 52 (4.26%) Dell
8 48 (3.93%) Veeam
9 31 (2.54%) Avaya
10 29 (2.37%) Symantec
11 27 (2.21%) Google
12 23 (1.88%) NetApp
13 20 (1.64%) Red Hat
14 19 (1.55%) EMC
14 19 (1.55%) iManage
15 17 (1.39%) McAfee
15 17 (1.39%) Meraki
15 17 (1.39%) Sophos
16 15 (1.23%) Oracle
16 15 (1.23%) SonicWALL