Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 511 436 361
Rank change year-on-year -75 -75 -61
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 830 1,203 1,494
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.69% 0.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.35% 2.87% 3.50%
Number of salaries quoted 749 1,109 1,333
UK median annual salary £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -3.51%
10th Percentile £20,400 £19,125 £19,500
90th Percentile £51,050 £51,478 £47,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £25,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -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 35,296 41,968 42,629
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.25% 24.20% 24.42%
Number of salaries quoted 28,306 34,324 35,968
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +1.15%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,750 £24,706
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% -1.25%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 -56 788 £30,000 +9.09% 80
UK excluding London -49 577 £27,500 +10.00% 60
London -40 232 £31,500 -1.56% 26
South East -65 166 £29,500 +3.51% 15
North of England +22 117 £24,000 +2.13% 13
East of England +38 113 £30,000 +17.65% 7
Midlands +20 104 £30,000 +33.33% 15
West Midlands +79 87 £30,000 +25.00% 5
North West +18 65 £24,000 +2.13% 11
South West -13 60 £25,000 +7.53% 4
Yorkshire +14 49 £29,000 +16.00% 1
East Midlands -35 17 £26,000 +15.56% 10
Scotland +2 10 £35,750 +72.29% 3
Wales -18 9 £35,000 +27.27% 2
North East +10 3 £25,000 +7.53% 1
Northern Ireland -8 1 £25,000 -16.67%

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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.

1 830 (100.00%) Windows
2 686 (82.65%) Windows 7
3 626 (75.42%) Active Directory
4 597 (71.93%) Microsoft
5 530 (63.86%) Windows 10
6 447 (53.86%) Windows Server
7 407 (49.04%) Office 365
8 353 (42.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 327 (39.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 301 (36.27%) VMware
11 281 (33.86%) Microsoft Office
12 249 (30.00%) MS Exchange
13 229 (27.59%) Firewall
14 218 (26.27%) VMware Infrastructure
15 212 (25.54%) DNS
16 210 (25.30%) Hyper-V
17 209 (25.18%) ITIL
18 198 (23.86%) DHCP
19 192 (23.13%) Citrix
20 164 (19.76%) Microsoft Azure
21 154 (18.55%) Microsoft Certification
22 152 (18.31%) Linux
23 129 (15.54%) TCP/IP
24 126 (15.18%) LAN
25 122 (14.70%) Cisco
26 118 (14.22%) Exchange Server 2010
27 116 (13.98%) WAN
28 114 (13.73%) SLA
29 112 (13.49%) SQL
30 110 (13.25%) 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
1 249 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 118 (14.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 76 (9.16%) SharePoint
4 69 (8.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 48 (5.78%) Skype for Business
6 46 (5.54%) IIS
7 29 (3.49%) SharePoint 2013
8 22 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.60%) Apache
14 4 (0.48%) K2 blackpearl
14 4 (0.48%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.36%) CMS
15 3 (0.36%) Confluence
15 3 (0.36%) Joomla!
16 2 (0.24%) SAS
17 1 (0.12%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 281 (33.86%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.36%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.24%) CATIA
7 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.24%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.12%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.12%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.12%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.36%) C-CURE
2 3 (0.36%) Rolfe and Nolan
3 2 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.24%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.24%) SAP R/3
3 2 (0.24%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.12%) Line 50
4 1 (0.12%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.12%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 407 (49.04%) Office 365
2 164 (19.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (5.30%) Mimecast
5 20 (2.41%) IaaS
6 18 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
7 17 (2.05%) PaaS
8 11 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.84%) G Suite
10 5 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 5 (0.60%) SaaS
11 4 (0.48%) Yammer
12 3 (0.36%) BrowserStack
12 3 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (0.36%) Sauce Labs
12 3 (0.36%) SoftLayer
13 2 (0.24%) GitHub
14 1 (0.12%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 229 (27.59%) Firewall
2 212 (25.54%) DNS
3 198 (23.86%) DHCP
4 129 (15.54%) TCP/IP
5 126 (15.18%) LAN
6 116 (13.98%) WAN
7 91 (10.96%) VPN
8 77 (9.28%) Internet
9 71 (8.55%) VoIP
10 47 (5.66%) Wireless
11 46 (5.54%) Wi-Fi
12 43 (5.18%) VLAN
13 39 (4.70%) SAN
14 26 (3.13%) Skype
15 24 (2.89%) Remote Desktop
16 20 (2.41%) Unified Communications
17 16 (1.93%) PBX
17 16 (1.93%) WLAN
18 15 (1.81%) Network Security
18 15 (1.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (11.33%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (2.89%) MongoDB
4 20 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
5 18 (2.17%) NoSQL
6 17 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
8 11 (1.33%) Power BI
8 11 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (1.08%) Hadoop
10 7 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.48%) Geospatial Data
11 4 (0.48%) Redis
11 4 (0.48%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.36%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.36%) QlikView
12 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 23 (2.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (2.53%) Git (software)
2 21 (2.53%) JIRA
3 20 (2.41%) Visual Studio
3 20 (2.41%) Visual Studio Team System
4 15 (1.81%) Chocolatey
5 14 (1.69%) Jenkins
5 14 (1.69%) Redmine
5 14 (1.69%) Trac
6 7 (0.84%) Hudson
7 4 (0.48%) MSI
7 4 (0.48%) Subversion
8 3 (0.36%) Appium
8 3 (0.36%) Selenium
8 3 (0.36%) TestNG
9 2 (0.24%) Dreamweaver
9 2 (0.24%) Gatling
9 2 (0.24%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.24%) JMeter
9 2 (0.24%) LoadRunner
General
1 54 (6.51%) Finance
2 27 (3.25%) Legal
3 26 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 20 (2.41%) Retail
5 14 (1.69%) Banking
5 14 (1.69%) Games
6 10 (1.20%) French Language
6 10 (1.20%) Law
7 9 (1.08%) German Language
7 9 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.96%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.84%) Marketing
10 5 (0.60%) Dutch Language
11 4 (0.48%) Billing
11 4 (0.48%) Electronics
11 4 (0.48%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.36%) Automotive
12 3 (0.36%) Back Office
13 2 (0.24%) Advertising
14 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 228 (27.47%) Support Engineer
2 177 (21.33%) IT Support
3 142 (17.11%) Analyst
4 111 (13.37%) 2nd Line Support
4 111 (13.37%) IT Engineer
5 104 (12.53%) Support Analyst
6 82 (9.88%) IT Support Engineer
7 74 (8.92%) 3rd Line Support
8 71 (8.55%) IT Analyst
9 68 (8.19%) Desktop Support
10 64 (7.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 59 (7.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 58 (6.99%) IT Support Analyst
13 56 (6.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 50 (6.02%) Desktop Engineer
15 48 (5.78%) Support Technician
16 45 (5.42%) Technical Support
17 44 (5.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 43 (5.18%) 1st Line Support
19 42 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.61%) X-Windows
2 24 (2.89%) .NET
2 24 (2.89%) Web Services
3 23 (2.77%) JSON
4 14 (1.69%) Kafka
4 14 (1.69%) Middleware
4 14 (1.69%) RabbitMQ
5 11 (1.33%) Apache NiFi
6 9 (1.08%) FIX Protocol
6 9 (1.08%) SOAP
6 9 (1.08%) XML
7 7 (0.84%) HTML
8 6 (0.72%) REST
9 4 (0.48%) CSS
9 4 (0.48%) Node.js
10 3 (0.36%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.36%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.36%) Entity Framework
10 3 (0.36%) WCF
10 3 (0.36%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 63 (7.59%) Data Centre
2 62 (7.47%) Self-Motivation
3 41 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (3.86%) iPhone
5 29 (3.49%) Blackberry
6 22 (2.65%) Public Cloud
7 17 (2.05%) Linux Command Line
7 17 (2.05%) Management Information System
8 16 (1.93%) Clustering
9 15 (1.81%) Driving Licence
9 15 (1.81%) Fintech
9 15 (1.81%) Video Conferencing
10 12 (1.45%) Digital Media
11 10 (1.20%) Client/Server
11 10 (1.20%) iPad
11 10 (1.20%) Smartphone
12 9 (1.08%) AS400
12 9 (1.08%) iSeries
13 8 (0.96%) Handset
14 5 (0.60%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 830 (100.00%) Windows
2 686 (82.65%) Windows 7
3 530 (63.86%) Windows 10
4 447 (53.86%) Windows Server
5 353 (42.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 327 (39.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 152 (18.31%) Linux
8 77 (9.28%) Windows XP
9 65 (7.83%) Mac OS X
10 51 (6.14%) Apple iOS
11 43 (5.18%) Android
12 41 (4.94%) CentOS
13 35 (4.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 31 (3.73%) Ubuntu
15 21 (2.53%) Windows Vista
16 19 (2.29%) Windows Phone
17 15 (1.81%) Mac OS
18 10 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 10 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
19 8 (0.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (25.18%) ITIL
2 97 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
3 71 (8.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 47 (5.66%) Mentoring
5 42 (5.06%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (4.82%) Presales
7 37 (4.46%) Service Management
8 34 (4.10%) Server Virtualisation
9 32 (3.86%) Customer Requirements
10 31 (3.73%) Incident Management
10 31 (3.73%) Migration
11 29 (3.49%) ITSM
11 29 (3.49%) Patch Management
12 28 (3.37%) DevOps
13 27 (3.25%) Project Management
14 25 (3.01%) CRM
15 24 (2.89%) Application Packaging
15 24 (2.89%) Asset Management
15 24 (2.89%) Time Management
16 23 (2.77%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 112 (13.49%) SQL
2 73 (8.80%) PowerShell
3 36 (4.34%) C#
4 32 (3.86%) Bash Shell
5 21 (2.53%) Python
6 17 (2.05%) PHP
6 17 (2.05%) VBScript
7 14 (1.69%) Ruby
8 9 (1.08%) VB
9 7 (0.84%) Perl
10 5 (0.60%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.48%) C
11 4 (0.48%) Java
11 4 (0.48%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.36%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.36%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.36%) VB6
13 2 (0.24%) R
13 2 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 154 (18.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 102 (12.29%) MCSE
3 68 (8.19%) MCP
4 57 (6.87%) MCSA
5 47 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
6 46 (5.54%) CCNA
6 46 (5.54%) Degree
7 41 (4.94%) ITIL Certification
8 40 (4.82%) MCITP
9 39 (4.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 34 (4.10%) Security Cleared
11 24 (2.89%) SC Cleared
12 13 (1.57%) MCTS
13 10 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 9 (1.08%) CCNP
15 8 (0.96%) A+ Certification
16 6 (0.72%) Network+ Certification
17 2 (0.24%) ISEB
17 2 (0.24%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (13.73%) SLA
2 11 (1.33%) GDPR
2 11 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.72%) PSD2
4 4 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (0.48%) QA
5 2 (0.24%) IEC 61131
5 2 (0.24%) PMO
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 626 (75.42%) Active Directory
2 218 (26.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 210 (25.30%) Hyper-V
4 56 (6.75%) XenApp
5 45 (5.42%) vSphere
6 43 (5.18%) XenDesktop
7 42 (5.06%) VMware ESXi
8 28 (3.37%) Microsoft App-V
9 24 (2.89%) Docker
10 18 (2.17%) Terminal Server
11 17 (2.05%) LXC
12 15 (1.81%) pfSense
13 14 (1.69%) XenServer
14 12 (1.45%) VirtualBox
15 9 (1.08%) Firmware
16 7 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
17 5 (0.60%) BitLocker
17 5 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
18 4 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
18 4 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 110 (13.25%) SCCM
2 39 (4.70%) Backup Exec
2 39 (4.70%) WSUS
3 23 (2.77%) SCOM
4 22 (2.65%) Microsoft Intune
5 16 (1.93%) AirWatch
6 14 (1.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 14 (1.69%) ZABBIX
7 10 (1.20%) SCOrch
8 9 (1.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 9 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 7 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (0.72%) DameWare
12 4 (0.48%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.48%) Nagios
12 4 (0.48%) ServiceCenter
12 4 (0.48%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.48%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 597 (71.93%) Microsoft
2 301 (36.27%) VMware
3 192 (23.13%) Citrix
4 122 (14.70%) Cisco
5 66 (7.95%) Apple
6 56 (6.75%) HP
7 39 (4.70%) NetApp
8 36 (4.34%) Avaya
9 32 (3.86%) Ivanti
10 29 (3.49%) Dell
10 29 (3.49%) Symantec
11 27 (3.25%) SonicWALL
11 27 (3.25%) Veeam
12 25 (3.01%) Asigra
13 24 (2.89%) Nimble Storage
14 21 (2.53%) Red Hat
15 19 (2.29%) Oracle
16 16 (1.93%) Sophos
17 15 (1.81%) IBM
17 15 (1.81%) Remedy