Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 887 662 536
Rank change year-on-year -225 -126 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 184 103 604
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.78% 0.79% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 145 89 525
10th Percentile £22,600 £19,250 £20,000
25th Percentile £24,750 £21,250 £23,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £28,500 £29,500 £28,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.39% +5.36% -6.67%
75th Percentile £34,250 £43,750 £36,000
90th Percentile £42,500 £47,500 £48,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% -

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 23,630 12,972 28,197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.45% 20.50% 22.41%
Number of salaries quoted 15,827 10,707 22,889
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £31,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +9.76% -2.38%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -189 179 £28,500 -4.20% 51
UK excluding London -132 143 £27,500 +10.00% 45
South East -99 41 £33,000 +38.95% 6
London -193 41 £32,500 -18.75% 8
North of England -97 40 £25,000 +21.95% 14
North West -74 23 £25,000 -16.67% 9
South West -48 21 £25,500 -28.17% 4
East of England -71 21 £27,500 -37.14% 7
Yorkshire -73 15 £22,000 +7.32% 4
Midlands -83 15 £24,000 -12.73% 12
West Midlands -69 12 £24,000 -20.00% 5
Work from Home -212 11 £27,000 -41.94% 3
Scotland - 4 - - 1
East Midlands -61 3 £25,750 -6.36% 7
North East -30 2 £32,500 +30.00% 1
Wales -48 1 £32,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 184 (100.00%) Windows
2 161 (87.50%) Windows 7
3 134 (72.83%) Windows 10
4 122 (66.30%) Microsoft
5 112 (60.87%) Active Directory
6 106 (57.61%) Microsoft 365
7 88 (47.83%) Microsoft Office
8 83 (45.11%) Windows Server
9 63 (34.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 54 (29.35%) Social Skills
11 50 (27.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 49 (26.63%) VMware
13 45 (24.46%) MS Exchange
14 44 (23.91%) Cisco
15 42 (22.83%) TCP/IP
15 42 (22.83%) Problem-Solving
16 40 (21.74%) Hyper-V
17 39 (21.20%) ITIL
17 39 (21.20%) Windows Server 2016
18 36 (19.57%) Windows Server 2019
19 33 (17.93%) Android
20 32 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
20 32 (17.39%) Azure
21 31 (16.85%) Finance
21 31 (16.85%) WAN
22 30 (16.30%) Firewall
23 29 (15.76%) Exchange Server 2010
24 25 (13.59%) Organisational Skills
24 25 (13.59%) Mac OS X
25 24 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification

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 45 (24.46%) MS Exchange
2 29 (15.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (8.15%) SharePoint
5 11 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.63%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.09%) IIS
7 2 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 88 (47.83%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (10.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (6.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 106 (57.61%) Microsoft 365
2 32 (17.39%) Azure
3 12 (6.52%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.17%) Mimecast
5 3 (1.63%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.09%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.54%) AWS
7 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (22.83%) TCP/IP
2 31 (16.85%) WAN
3 30 (16.30%) Firewall
4 20 (10.87%) VPN
5 18 (9.78%) DNS
5 18 (9.78%) Wireless
6 16 (8.70%) DHCP
6 16 (8.70%) LAN
7 14 (7.61%) Internet
8 13 (7.07%) Cisco IOS
8 13 (7.07%) VLAN
9 9 (4.89%) VoIP
10 8 (4.35%) Skype
11 5 (2.72%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (2.72%) SAN
12 4 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.63%) Broadband
13 3 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (1.63%) SNMP
14 2 (1.09%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (1.63%) JIRA
2 1 (0.54%) MSI
General
1 54 (29.35%) Social Skills
2 31 (16.85%) Finance
3 25 (13.59%) Organisational Skills
4 22 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (7.61%) Law
6 13 (7.07%) Banking
7 11 (5.98%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 11 (5.98%) Retail
8 4 (2.17%) German Language
8 4 (2.17%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.63%) Documentation Skills
9 3 (1.63%) Games
9 3 (1.63%) Public Sector
10 2 (1.09%) Digital Economy
10 2 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.54%) French Language
11 1 (0.54%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.54%) Police
11 1 (0.54%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 41 (22.28%) Support Engineer
2 38 (20.65%) IT Engineer
3 37 (20.11%) Analyst
4 28 (15.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 28 (15.22%) Desktop Support
4 28 (15.22%) IT Support
5 25 (13.59%) 2nd Line Support
6 22 (11.96%) Support Technician
7 19 (10.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 19 (10.33%) Support Analyst
8 15 (8.15%) IT Support Engineer
9 13 (7.07%) Desktop Support Technician
9 13 (7.07%) Desktop Technician
9 13 (7.07%) Service Desk Engineer
10 12 (6.52%) Service Analyst
10 12 (6.52%) Service Desk Analyst
11 11 (5.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (5.98%) Technology Support Analyst
12 10 (5.43%) 1st Line Support
12 10 (5.43%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.70%) Blackberry
1 16 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
2 14 (7.61%) iPad
2 14 (7.61%) iPhone
3 11 (5.98%) Driving Licence
4 10 (5.43%) Analytical Mindset
5 4 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.63%) EPoS
6 3 (1.63%) Handset
6 3 (1.63%) Social Media
7 2 (1.09%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.54%) CCTV
8 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.54%) Clustering
8 1 (0.54%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.54%) Replication
8 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 184 (100.00%) Windows
2 161 (87.50%) Windows 7
3 134 (72.83%) Windows 10
4 83 (45.11%) Windows Server
5 63 (34.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (27.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (21.20%) Windows Server 2016
8 36 (19.57%) Windows Server 2019
9 33 (17.93%) Android
10 25 (13.59%) Mac OS X
11 19 (10.33%) Apple iOS
12 15 (8.15%) Windows XP
13 8 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (4.35%) Windows Vista
14 5 (2.72%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.63%) Linux
16 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (22.83%) Problem-Solving
2 39 (21.20%) ITIL
3 23 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 23 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 13 (7.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 13 (7.07%) Mathematics
5 12 (6.52%) ITSM
6 11 (5.98%) Time Management
7 10 (5.43%) Line Management
8 8 (4.35%) ITIL V3
8 8 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (3.80%) Service Management
9 7 (3.80%) Technology Transformation
10 6 (3.26%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (3.26%) Project Delivery
10 6 (3.26%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (2.72%) CRM
11 5 (2.72%) Security Patching
11 5 (2.72%) Service Delivery
11 5 (2.72%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.98%) SQL
2 7 (3.80%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.09%) VB
4 1 (0.54%) C
4 1 (0.54%) Korn
Qualifications
1 24 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (8.70%) MCSE
3 13 (7.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (7.07%) Degree
3 13 (7.07%) Security Cleared
4 12 (6.52%) A+ Certification
5 11 (5.98%) MCSA
6 8 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (4.35%) MCP
7 7 (3.80%) DBS Check
8 6 (3.26%) SC Cleared
9 4 (2.17%) MCITP
10 3 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.63%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (1.09%) CCNA
11 2 (1.09%) CCNP
11 2 (1.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.50%) SLA
2 2 (1.09%) GDPR
2 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.09%) QA
3 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 112 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 40 (21.74%) Hyper-V
3 32 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (5.43%) vSphere
5 9 (4.89%) XenApp
6 7 (3.80%) XenDesktop
7 6 (3.26%) VirtualBox
8 3 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.63%) Terminal Server
8 3 (1.63%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.09%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.54%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (8.70%) SCCM
2 12 (6.52%) Backup Exec
3 11 (5.98%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (2.72%) SolarWinds Orion
4 5 (2.72%) vCenter Server
5 3 (1.63%) WSUS
6 2 (1.09%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 2 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.54%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.54%) SCOM
7 1 (0.54%) WMI
Vendors
1 122 (66.30%) Microsoft
2 49 (26.63%) VMware
3 44 (23.91%) Cisco
4 21 (11.41%) Apple
5 15 (8.15%) Citrix
5 15 (8.15%) Veeam
6 8 (4.35%) Dell
7 7 (3.80%) Remedy
8 6 (3.26%) SolarWinds
9 5 (2.72%) Commvault
9 5 (2.72%) HP
9 5 (2.72%) Sophos
10 4 (2.17%) Meraki
10 4 (2.17%) Snow
11 3 (1.63%) Lotus
11 3 (1.63%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.63%) SonicWALL
11 3 (1.63%) Symantec
12 2 (1.09%) Sage
12 2 (1.09%) Veritas