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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 406 320 270
Rank change year-on-year -86 -50  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 644 977 1314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.99% 1.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.88% 3.90% 4.53%
Number of salaries quoted 586 855 1114
Median salary £27,500 £28,000 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.78% -1.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,250 £20,350 £19,575
10% offered a salary of more than £47,250 £48,750 £49,850
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,500 £26,750
% change year-on-year -5.66% -0.93%  

Windows 8 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 22398 25022 29004
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 25.19% 25.43% 26.49%
Number of salaries quoted 41454 49230 58484
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Top 11 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -85 598 £28,000 - 88
UK excluding London -55 408 £25,000 -5.66% 60
London -67 217 £35,000 +12.90% 28
South East -60 135 £25,000 -20.63% 17
North of England +20 105 £24,500 -2.00% 24
Midlands -17 61 £26,500 -3.63% 9
East of England -20 55 £26,500 - 3
South West -36 27 £25,000 +8.69% 7
Wales +13 14 £24,000 -21.31%
Scotland +17 9 £20,000 -11.11%
Northern Ireland - 2 £26,250 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 1230 (100.00%) Windows
2 962 (78.21%) Windows 7
3 904 (73.50%) Active Directory
4 768 (62.44%) Microsoft
5 630 (51.22%) Windows 10
6 570 (46.34%) Windows Server
7 514 (41.79%) MS Exchange
8 481 (39.11%) Microsoft Office
9 462 (37.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 430 (34.96%) Windows Server 2012
11 427 (34.72%) Office 365
12 390 (31.71%) VMware
13 312 (25.37%) Citrix
14 282 (22.93%) DNS
15 279 (22.68%) ITIL
16 257 (20.89%) Hyper-V
17 250 (20.33%) VMware Infrastructure
18 249 (20.24%) DHCP
19 234 (19.02%) Exchange Server 2010
20 227 (18.46%) Firewall
21 221 (17.97%) Windows XP
22 220 (17.89%) TCP/IP
23 206 (16.75%) Exchange Server 2013
24 197 (16.02%) Microsoft Certification
25 195 (15.85%) Cisco
26 175 (14.23%) SLA
27 171 (13.90%) SQL
28 137 (11.14%) Degree
28 137 (11.14%) Blackberry
29 135 (10.98%) Windows Server 2003

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
1 514 (41.79%) MS Exchange
2 234 (19.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 206 (16.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 94 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 90 (7.32%) SharePoint
6 70 (5.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 68 (5.53%) Skype for Business
8 67 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2003
9 65 (5.28%) IIS
10 18 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
11 15 (1.22%) Apache
12 13 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
13 10 (0.81%) IBM Notes
13 10 (0.81%) MS Project Server
13 10 (0.81%) SAS
14 5 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 481 (39.11%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (1.63%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.081%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 14 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.33%) OpenText MBPM
2 4 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.24%) Sage 200
3 3 (0.24%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.16%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.081%) assyst
5 1 (0.081%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 427 (34.72%) Office 365
2 107 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (1.06%) G Suite
5 11 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (0.81%) Mimecast
7 4 (0.33%) iTunes
7 4 (0.33%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.16%) IaaS
8 2 (0.16%) SaaS
9 1 (0.081%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.081%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.081%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.081%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.081%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.081%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.081%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.081%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 282 (22.93%) DNS
2 249 (20.24%) DHCP
3 227 (18.46%) Firewall
4 220 (17.89%) TCP/IP
5 129 (10.49%) LAN
6 127 (10.33%) WAN
7 106 (8.62%) VoIP
8 95 (7.72%) VPN
9 78 (6.34%) SAN
10 72 (5.85%) Internet
11 60 (4.88%) Wireless
12 56 (4.55%) VLAN
13 36 (2.93%) Skype
14 34 (2.76%) Remote Desktop
15 30 (2.44%) SNMP
16 29 (2.36%) SMTP
17 20 (1.63%) iSCSI
18 16 (1.30%) PBX
18 16 (1.30%) Telnet
18 16 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 55 (4.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (0.49%) MySQL
8 5 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.33%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.24%) MS Access
10 3 (0.24%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.16%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.16%) Big Data
11 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.081%) FileMaker
12 1 (0.081%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (0.81%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 8 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.41%) MSI
4 3 (0.24%) AdminStudio
4 3 (0.24%) InstallShield
4 3 (0.24%) Selenium
4 3 (0.24%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.16%) Fiddler
5 2 (0.16%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.16%) gulp
5 2 (0.16%) ReSharper
5 2 (0.16%) Subversion
6 1 (0.081%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.081%) Ant
6 1 (0.081%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.081%) Xcode
General
1 130 (10.57%) Finance
2 49 (3.98%) Telecoms
3 41 (3.33%) Legal
4 33 (2.68%) Manufacturing
5 28 (2.28%) Law
6 17 (1.38%) Advertising
7 14 (1.14%) Banking
8 12 (0.98%) Retail
9 10 (0.81%) Back Office
10 9 (0.73%) Automotive
11 8 (0.65%) Multimedia
12 7 (0.57%) Electronics
12 7 (0.57%) Marketing
12 7 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.24%) French Language
13 3 (0.24%) Games
14 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.16%) Local Government
15 1 (0.081%) Billing
15 1 (0.081%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 353 (28.70%) Support Engineer
2 336 (27.32%) Analyst
3 278 (22.60%) IT Support
4 197 (16.02%) IT Engineer
5 178 (14.47%) Support Analyst
6 160 (13.01%) 2nd Line Support
7 159 (12.93%) Desktop Support
8 142 (11.54%) IT Support Engineer
9 134 (10.89%) Service Analyst
10 125 (10.16%) Service Desk Analyst
11 106 (8.62%) 1st Line Support
12 101 (8.21%) IT Analyst
13 85 (6.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 83 (6.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 82 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
16 72 (5.85%) Windows Engineer
17 69 (5.61%) IT Technician
18 66 (5.37%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 66 (5.37%) Support Technician
19 64 (5.20%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.79%) Web Services
2 20 (1.63%) .NET
3 18 (1.46%) HTML
4 13 (1.06%) ASP.NET
4 13 (1.06%) iOS SDK
5 11 (0.89%) 802.1X
6 10 (0.81%) Silverlight
7 7 (0.57%) WCF
8 6 (0.49%) BREW
8 6 (0.49%) Flash
8 6 (0.49%) J2ME
8 6 (0.49%) Middleware
8 6 (0.49%) OpenAL
8 6 (0.49%) OpenCL
8 6 (0.49%) OpenGL
8 6 (0.49%) Qt
8 6 (0.49%) Series 60
8 6 (0.49%) SVG
8 6 (0.49%) UIQ
9 4 (0.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 137 (11.14%) Blackberry
2 79 (6.42%) Driving Licence
3 55 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (4.23%) iPhone
5 51 (4.15%) Management Information System
6 46 (3.74%) Computer Science
7 30 (2.44%) Smartphone
8 29 (2.36%) iPad
9 26 (2.11%) Public Cloud
10 24 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
11 19 (1.54%) CMDB
12 18 (1.46%) Replication
13 15 (1.22%) Data Centre
13 15 (1.22%) Mobile App
14 14 (1.14%) Clustering
15 13 (1.06%) N-Tier
16 9 (0.73%) Fat Client
16 9 (0.73%) Thin Client
17 8 (0.65%) RSA SecurID
18 7 (0.57%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1230 (100.00%) Windows
2 962 (78.21%) Windows 7
3 630 (51.22%) Windows 10
4 570 (46.34%) Windows Server
5 462 (37.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 430 (34.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 221 (17.97%) Windows XP
8 135 (10.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 74 (6.02%) Android
10 68 (5.53%) Windows Vista
11 65 (5.28%) Linux
12 61 (4.96%) Apple iOS
13 44 (3.58%) Mac OS
14 43 (3.50%) Mac OS X
15 34 (2.76%) Windows 2000 Server
16 16 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 16 (1.30%) Unix
17 14 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
18 7 (0.57%) Windows Phone
19 6 (0.49%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (22.68%) ITIL
2 60 (4.88%) Service Delivery
3 50 (4.07%) Mentoring
4 45 (3.66%) Project Management
4 45 (3.66%) Service Management
5 41 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 40 (3.25%) CRM
7 38 (3.09%) ERP
8 37 (3.01%) ITIL V3
8 37 (3.01%) Problem Management
9 36 (2.93%) Migration
10 31 (2.52%) Disaster Recovery
11 29 (2.36%) High Availability
12 26 (2.11%) Kalman Filter
13 24 (1.95%) Time Management
14 23 (1.87%) Line Management
15 22 (1.79%) E-Commerce
15 22 (1.79%) Incident Management
15 22 (1.79%) Mobile Device Management
16 21 (1.71%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 171 (13.90%) SQL
2 71 (5.77%) PowerShell
3 30 (2.44%) C#
4 21 (1.71%) VB
5 14 (1.14%) C
6 13 (1.06%) JavaScript
7 10 (0.81%) Java
7 10 (0.81%) VB.NET
8 7 (0.57%) VBScript
9 6 (0.49%) C++
9 6 (0.49%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.24%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.16%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.16%) VBA
11 2 (0.16%) XAML
12 1 (0.081%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.081%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.081%) Python
Qualifications
1 197 (16.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 137 (11.14%) Degree
3 102 (8.29%) MCSE
4 77 (6.26%) MCP
5 54 (4.39%) MCSA
6 49 (3.98%) Cisco Certification
7 45 (3.66%) CCNA
8 42 (3.41%) A+ Certification
9 31 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
10 30 (2.44%) MCITP
11 29 (2.36%) Security Cleared
12 25 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
12 25 (2.03%) DBS Check
13 24 (1.95%) HND
14 17 (1.38%) GNVQ
14 17 (1.38%) SC Cleared
15 16 (1.30%) MCDST
16 13 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 13 (1.06%) Master's Degree
17 11 (0.89%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (14.23%) SLA
2 6 (0.49%) QA
3 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.081%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.081%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.081%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.081%) PMO
System Software
1 904 (73.50%) Active Directory
2 257 (20.89%) Hyper-V
3 250 (20.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 115 (9.35%) XenApp
5 55 (4.47%) vSphere
6 47 (3.82%) XenDesktop
7 31 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
8 29 (2.36%) VirtualBox
9 21 (1.71%) Terminal Services
10 15 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
10 15 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (0.98%) Terminal Server
12 9 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 9 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (0.49%) BitLocker
14 6 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
15 5 (0.41%) BlackBerry Internet Service
16 4 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
17 3 (0.24%) Squid
Systems Management
1 117 (9.51%) SCCM
2 53 (4.31%) Backup Exec
3 38 (3.09%) Norton AntiVirus
4 24 (1.95%) WSUS
5 17 (1.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 14 (1.14%) NetBackup
7 11 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 10 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
9 9 (0.73%) AirWatch
9 9 (0.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 9 (0.73%) SmoothWall
10 7 (0.57%) SCOM
11 6 (0.49%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (0.41%) XenMobile
12 5 (0.41%) ZENworks
13 4 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
14 3 (0.24%) HP Data Protector
14 3 (0.24%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 768 (62.44%) Microsoft
2 390 (31.71%) VMware
3 312 (25.37%) Citrix
4 195 (15.85%) Cisco
5 122 (9.92%) Apple
6 120 (9.76%) HP
7 81 (6.59%) Symantec
8 72 (5.85%) Veeam
9 63 (5.12%) Dell
10 38 (3.09%) Avaya
11 28 (2.28%) Draytek
11 28 (2.28%) Google
11 28 (2.28%) Remedy
12 27 (2.20%) EMC
12 27 (2.20%) Meraki
13 25 (2.03%) Sophos
14 23 (1.87%) Adobe
15 22 (1.79%) Oracle
16 18 (1.46%) Red Hat
17 16 (1.30%) SonicWALL
Wigan, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 10 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £250000 - £300000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £14,000 to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Godalming, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £23000 per annum + MCSE
Posted: 5 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £23000 per annum + MCSE
Posted: 5 hours ago
Middlesex
onezeero.
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £36000 per annum + pension, bonus, gym, healthcare
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Haverhill, Suffolk
Ashdown IT
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
The Workshop
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Information Technology Services
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
ninesharp
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harris Rubbert Associates
Salary: £35,000 per annum + Generous Callout + Good Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £28000 per annum + benefits & training
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Washington, Tyne and Wear
Central Employment
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum + Pension Scheme + Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Central Employment
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum Company car or car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Phoenix Medical Supplies
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £27000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago