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

Microsoft Windows 8
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 516 435 346
Rank change year-on-year -81 -89 -69
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 856 1,253 1,776
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.72% 0.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.27% 2.87% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 799 1,159 1,545
UK median annual salary £29,344 £27,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.71% - -1.79%
10th Percentile £19,250 £19,250 £19,750
90th Percentile £50,000 £50,050 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £25,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -5.66% -3.64%

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 37,723 43,608 47,958
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.94% 24.90% 24.99%
Number of salaries quoted 30,430 35,175 40,735
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +2.56%

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 October 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 17 October 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 -79 808 £29,500 +7.27% 118
UK excluding London -69 585 £27,500 +10.00% 89
London -74 250 £32,000 -1.54% 34
South East -38 233 £27,500 +3.77% 26
North of England -51 106 £25,000 +6.38% 17
Midlands -9 88 £30,000 +20.00% 16
East of England +20 82 £28,500 -1.72% 7
West Midlands +39 76 £30,000 +13.21% 10
Yorkshire +12 62 £28,422 +22.25% 9
South West -4 56 £24,856 +3.57% 19
North West -58 40 £23,750 +1.06% 8
Scotland +2 14 £30,000 +50.00% 5
East Midlands -52 12 £31,250 +30.21% 6
Wales -38 9 £28,500 +3.64%
North East -12 4 £24,500 +22.50%

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 856 (100.00%) Windows
2 676 (78.97%) Windows 7
3 622 (72.66%) Active Directory
4 620 (72.43%) Microsoft
5 541 (63.20%) Windows 10
6 444 (51.87%) Windows Server
7 414 (48.36%) Office 365
8 341 (39.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 333 (38.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 325 (37.97%) Microsoft Office
11 304 (35.51%) VMware
12 222 (25.93%) MS Exchange
13 214 (25.00%) ITIL
14 213 (24.88%) Citrix
15 211 (24.65%) VMware Infrastructure
16 208 (24.30%) DNS
17 190 (22.20%) Firewall
18 180 (21.03%) DHCP
19 170 (19.86%) Hyper-V
20 141 (16.47%) Microsoft Certification
21 133 (15.54%) Microsoft Azure
22 122 (14.25%) SLA
23 121 (14.14%) TCP/IP
23 121 (14.14%) Exchange Server 2010
24 112 (13.08%) Problem-Solving
25 109 (12.73%) SQL
26 100 (11.68%) LAN
26 100 (11.68%) MCSE
27 95 (11.10%) Linux
27 95 (11.10%) 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 (25.93%) MS Exchange
2 121 (14.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 77 (9.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 69 (8.06%) SharePoint
5 35 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 33 (3.86%) IIS
7 31 (3.62%) Skype for Business
8 22 (2.57%) SharePoint 2013
9 11 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.47%) Confluence
10 4 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.23%) Apache
12 2 (0.23%) CMS
12 2 (0.23%) Joomla!
12 2 (0.23%) K2 blackpearl
12 2 (0.23%) Site Server
13 1 (0.12%) SAS
13 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 325 (37.97%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.70%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.35%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.23%) CATIA
7 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.23%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.12%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (0.47%) C-CURE
1 4 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.35%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.35%) Rolfe and Nolan
3 2 (0.23%) SAP R/3
3 2 (0.23%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.12%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 414 (48.36%) Office 365
2 133 (15.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (3.39%) Mimecast
5 18 (2.10%) IaaS
6 16 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
6 16 (1.87%) PaaS
7 9 (1.05%) SaaS
8 8 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 8 (0.93%) G Suite
9 4 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.47%) NuGet
9 4 (0.47%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.47%) Yammer
10 3 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.35%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.12%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 208 (24.30%) DNS
2 190 (22.20%) Firewall
3 180 (21.03%) DHCP
4 121 (14.14%) TCP/IP
5 100 (11.68%) LAN
6 88 (10.28%) WAN
7 83 (9.70%) Internet
8 82 (9.58%) VPN
9 69 (8.06%) VoIP
10 49 (5.72%) VLAN
11 47 (5.49%) SAN
11 47 (5.49%) Wi-Fi
12 30 (3.50%) Remote Desktop
13 27 (3.15%) Skype
14 22 (2.57%) Wireless
15 19 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
15 19 (2.22%) NAS
16 15 (1.75%) SSL
16 15 (1.75%) Unified Communications
16 15 (1.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (10.63%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (1.29%) Azure SQL Database
7 10 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (0.82%) NoSQL
8 7 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (0.58%) Power BI
10 4 (0.47%) Geospatial Data
10 4 (0.47%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.35%) MySQL
11 3 (0.35%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.23%) MS Access
12 2 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
13 1 (0.12%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (1.87%) Git (software)
2 15 (1.75%) Visual Studio
2 15 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
3 14 (1.64%) JIRA
4 13 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (1.29%) Chocolatey
6 9 (1.05%) Jenkins
6 9 (1.05%) Redmine
6 9 (1.05%) Trac
7 5 (0.58%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.47%) MSBuild
8 4 (0.47%) MSTest
8 4 (0.47%) Ranorex
8 4 (0.47%) Subversion
9 3 (0.35%) MSI
10 2 (0.23%) Dreamweaver
11 1 (0.12%) AdminStudio
11 1 (0.12%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.12%) Vagrant
General
1 78 (9.11%) Finance
2 31 (3.62%) Legal
3 25 (2.92%) Law
4 22 (2.57%) Games
4 22 (2.57%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.10%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.40%) Retail
7 11 (1.29%) Back Office
8 9 (1.05%) Banking
8 9 (1.05%) Marketing
9 7 (0.82%) Electronics
9 7 (0.82%) French Language
9 7 (0.82%) German Language
10 4 (0.47%) Advertising
10 4 (0.47%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.35%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.12%) Billing
12 1 (0.12%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 231 (26.99%) Support Engineer
2 190 (22.20%) Analyst
2 190 (22.20%) IT Support
3 123 (14.37%) 2nd Line Support
4 116 (13.55%) IT Engineer
5 113 (13.20%) Support Analyst
6 89 (10.40%) Desktop Support
7 86 (10.05%) IT Analyst
8 78 (9.11%) IT Support Engineer
9 73 (8.53%) 3rd Line Support
10 65 (7.59%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 65 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 64 (7.48%) IT Support Analyst
12 62 (7.24%) Service Analyst
13 60 (7.01%) Service Desk Analyst
14 55 (6.43%) 1st Line Support
15 53 (6.19%) Desktop Engineer
16 52 (6.07%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
17 49 (5.72%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 46 (5.37%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.15%) X-Windows
2 25 (2.92%) .NET
3 24 (2.80%) Web Services
4 17 (1.99%) JSON
5 9 (1.05%) FIX Protocol
6 6 (0.70%) .NET Framework
6 6 (0.70%) Kafka
6 6 (0.70%) Middleware
6 6 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (0.70%) REST
6 6 (0.70%) SOAP
6 6 (0.70%) WCF
6 6 (0.70%) XML
7 5 (0.58%) ADSI
8 2 (0.23%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.23%) COM
8 2 (0.23%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.23%) MAPI
9 1 (0.12%) HTML
9 1 (0.12%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 67 (7.83%) Self-Motivation
2 57 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (6.19%) Data Centre
4 52 (6.07%) iPhone
5 51 (5.96%) Blackberry
6 31 (3.62%) Driving Licence
7 29 (3.39%) iPad
8 26 (3.04%) Management Information System
9 18 (2.10%) Computer Science
10 17 (1.99%) Clustering
10 17 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
11 13 (1.52%) AS400
11 13 (1.52%) iSeries
11 13 (1.52%) Replication
12 12 (1.40%) Public Cloud
13 11 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
13 11 (1.29%) User Experience
14 10 (1.17%) Fintech
14 10 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
15 9 (1.05%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 856 (100.00%) Windows
2 676 (78.97%) Windows 7
3 541 (63.20%) Windows 10
4 444 (51.87%) Windows Server
5 341 (39.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 333 (38.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 95 (11.10%) Linux
8 73 (8.53%) Windows XP
9 65 (7.59%) Mac OS X
10 58 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 51 (5.96%) Android
12 44 (5.14%) Apple iOS
13 34 (3.97%) Windows Vista
14 25 (2.92%) Ubuntu
15 24 (2.80%) CentOS
16 21 (2.45%) Windows Phone
17 16 (1.87%) Mac OS
18 12 (1.40%) Windows Mobile
19 10 (1.17%) SUSE
20 6 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (25.00%) ITIL
2 112 (13.08%) Problem-Solving
3 83 (9.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 49 (5.72%) Incident Management
4 49 (5.72%) Mentoring
5 46 (5.37%) Service Management
6 38 (4.44%) Presales
7 36 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (3.74%) ITSM
9 30 (3.50%) Migration
10 28 (3.27%) Server Virtualisation
11 27 (3.15%) Mobile Device Management
12 25 (2.92%) Service Delivery
12 25 (2.92%) Virtual Environments
13 24 (2.80%) Business Continuity
14 23 (2.69%) Time Management
15 22 (2.57%) Coaching
15 22 (2.57%) DevOps
16 20 (2.34%) High Availability
17 19 (2.22%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 109 (12.73%) SQL
2 56 (6.54%) PowerShell
3 26 (3.04%) C#
4 12 (1.40%) Bash Shell
4 12 (1.40%) PHP
4 12 (1.40%) Python
4 12 (1.40%) T-SQL
5 11 (1.29%) VB
6 9 (1.05%) C
6 9 (1.05%) Ruby
7 6 (0.70%) VBScript
8 3 (0.35%) Perl
9 2 (0.23%) Java
9 2 (0.23%) R
9 2 (0.23%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.23%) VB6
9 2 (0.23%) VBA
10 1 (0.12%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 141 (16.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 100 (11.68%) MCSE
3 46 (5.37%) Degree
4 45 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 42 (4.91%) MCP
6 39 (4.56%) MCSA
7 36 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
8 35 (4.09%) CCNA
9 34 (3.97%) Security Cleared
10 32 (3.74%) MCITP
11 29 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
12 24 (2.80%) SC Cleared
13 12 (1.40%) A+ Certification
14 11 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
15 10 (1.17%) Network+ Certification
16 6 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 5 (0.58%) CCNP
18 4 (0.47%) MCTS
18 4 (0.47%) MOS
19 3 (0.35%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (14.25%) SLA
2 17 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.87%) GDPR
4 8 (0.93%) PSD2
5 7 (0.82%) QA
6 2 (0.23%) IEC 61131
6 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.23%) PMO
7 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 622 (72.66%) Active Directory
2 211 (24.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 170 (19.86%) Hyper-V
4 81 (9.46%) XenApp
5 54 (6.31%) XenDesktop
6 35 (4.09%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (3.39%) vSphere
8 19 (2.22%) Docker
9 17 (1.99%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (1.75%) LXC
11 12 (1.40%) Terminal Server
12 11 (1.29%) VirtualBox
12 11 (1.29%) XenServer
13 9 (1.05%) pfSense
13 9 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
14 8 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
15 7 (0.82%) BitLocker
15 7 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
16 5 (0.58%) VMware Server
17 3 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 95 (11.10%) SCCM
2 36 (4.21%) Backup Exec
3 29 (3.39%) WSUS
4 26 (3.04%) Microsoft Intune
5 19 (2.22%) SCOM
6 18 (2.10%) Norton AntiVirus
7 10 (1.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 9 (1.05%) ZABBIX
9 8 (0.93%) vCenter Server
10 7 (0.82%) SCOrch
11 6 (0.70%) Kubernetes
11 6 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 4 (0.47%) AirWatch
13 4 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 4 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 3 (0.35%) Ansible
14 3 (0.35%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 620 (72.43%) Microsoft
2 304 (35.51%) VMware
3 213 (24.88%) Citrix
4 81 (9.46%) Cisco
5 47 (5.49%) HP
6 42 (4.91%) Apple
7 36 (4.21%) Symantec
8 27 (3.15%) NetApp
8 27 (3.15%) Veeam
9 25 (2.92%) Adobe
10 24 (2.80%) Ivanti
11 22 (2.57%) Avaya
12 21 (2.45%) Dell
13 20 (2.34%) Nimble Storage
13 20 (2.34%) Remedy
14 17 (1.99%) Asigra
14 17 (1.99%) Mitel
15 15 (1.75%) IBM
16 14 (1.64%) SAP
17 12 (1.40%) McAfee