Period
to 30 July 2021

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 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 816 618 546
Rank change year-on-year -198 -72 +26
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 178 178 710
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.26% 0.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.86% 1.22% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 126 159 622
10th Percentile £20,250 £18,950 £21,000
25th Percentile £24,250 £24,000 £24,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £31,500 £31,500 £30,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £51,250 £47,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £31,500 £29,250 £30,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% -2.50% +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 20,764 14,544 32,946
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.28% 21.20% 22.89%
Number of salaries quoted 15,118 11,986 26,413
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +8.43% +2.47%

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 30 July 2021.

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 30 July 2021. 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
UK excluding London -132 157 £31,500 +7.69% 66
England -184 146 £30,000 -4.76% 71
Midlands -54 34 £30,000 +53.85% 12
North of England -59 32 £27,500 +3.77% 15
Scotland -45 30 £52,500 - 1
East Midlands -24 29 £31,500 -30.00% 6
East of England -31 21 £21,500 -18.10% 9
South West -74 20 £30,000 +18.81% 10
South East -130 20 £28,500 -8.80% 18
Yorkshire -55 18 £23,000 -38.67% 3
London -151 18 £32,500 -27.78% 7
Work from Home - 16 £32,500 - 3
North West -39 8 £30,000 - 7
North East -26 6 £43,500 +87.10% 5
West Midlands -81 5 £19,500 - 6

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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.

1 178 (100.00%) Windows
2 153 (85.96%) Windows 10
3 140 (78.65%) Windows 7
4 137 (76.97%) Microsoft
5 130 (73.03%) Active Directory
6 92 (51.69%) Microsoft 365
7 89 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
8 83 (46.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 79 (44.38%) Windows Server
10 69 (38.76%) Windows Server 2008
11 58 (32.58%) VMware
11 58 (32.58%) Social Skills
12 46 (25.84%) Problem-Solving
13 45 (25.28%) VMware Infrastructure
14 43 (24.16%) VPN
15 42 (23.60%) Hyper-V
16 41 (23.03%) SQL
17 40 (22.47%) DNS
18 39 (21.91%) Azure
19 38 (21.35%) ITIL
19 38 (21.35%) Windows Server 2016
20 37 (20.79%) Security Cleared
21 36 (20.22%) MS Exchange
21 36 (20.22%) Firewall
22 34 (19.10%) Windows Server 2019
23 30 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
24 28 (15.73%) TCP/IP
25 27 (15.17%) WAN
26 26 (14.61%) Citrix
27 25 (14.04%) Veeam

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 36 (20.22%) MS Exchange
2 22 (12.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (10.11%) nginx
4 12 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (6.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (3.37%) CMS
6 6 (3.37%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.25%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.12%) IIS
Applications
1 89 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (9.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (7.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (3.37%) InDesign
4 6 (3.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (3.37%) Shopify
2 3 (1.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 92 (51.69%) Microsoft 365
2 39 (21.91%) Azure
3 13 (7.30%) AWS
4 10 (5.62%) Mimecast
5 6 (3.37%) Cloudflare
5 6 (3.37%) GitHub
6 5 (2.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.69%) IaaS
7 3 (1.69%) SaaS
8 1 (0.56%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 43 (24.16%) VPN
2 40 (22.47%) DNS
3 36 (20.22%) Firewall
4 28 (15.73%) TCP/IP
5 27 (15.17%) WAN
6 24 (13.48%) DHCP
7 19 (10.67%) LAN
8 16 (8.99%) Remote Desktop
9 13 (7.30%) Skype
10 12 (6.74%) Asterisk PBX
10 12 (6.74%) Reverse Proxy
11 11 (6.18%) VLAN
12 10 (5.62%) Internet
13 8 (4.49%) Wireless
14 5 (2.81%) SAN
15 4 (2.25%) Cisco IOS
16 3 (1.69%) VoIP
17 2 (1.12%) VSAN
17 2 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
18 1 (0.56%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (8.43%) MSI
2 10 (5.62%) AdminStudio
3 6 (3.37%) Cactus
3 6 (3.37%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.37%) gulp
3 6 (3.37%) webpack
4 2 (1.12%) Rational Team Concert
5 1 (0.56%) JIRA
General
1 58 (32.58%) Social Skills
2 30 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (9.55%) Organisational Skills
4 15 (8.43%) Documentation Skills
5 13 (7.30%) Finance
6 9 (5.06%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 9 (5.06%) Law
7 7 (3.93%) Manufacturing
8 6 (3.37%) Retail
9 5 (2.81%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (2.25%) Presentation Skills
11 3 (1.69%) Banking
11 3 (1.69%) Billing
12 2 (1.12%) French Language
12 2 (1.12%) German Language
12 2 (1.12%) Italian Language
12 2 (1.12%) Public Sector
12 2 (1.12%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (19.10%) IT Support
2 27 (15.17%) Support Engineer
3 26 (14.61%) Windows Engineer
4 23 (12.92%) 2nd Line Support
5 21 (11.80%) Support Technician
6 18 (10.11%) IT Technician
7 17 (9.55%) IT Support Technician
8 16 (8.99%) Desktop Support
9 15 (8.43%) Analyst
9 15 (8.43%) IT Engineer
10 13 (7.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (7.30%) IT Support Engineer
11 12 (6.74%) Operations Engineer
11 12 (6.74%) Server Engineer
12 10 (5.62%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 10 (5.62%) Applications Engineer
12 10 (5.62%) Deployment Engineer
12 10 (5.62%) Service Analyst
12 10 (5.62%) Support Analyst
13 9 (5.06%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.37%) Ajax
1 6 (3.37%) CSS
1 6 (3.37%) HTML
1 6 (3.37%) jQuery
1 6 (3.37%) JSON
1 6 (3.37%) Laravel
1 6 (3.37%) Node.js
1 6 (3.37%) PHP-FPM
1 6 (3.37%) Sass
1 6 (3.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 6 (3.37%) XML
2 5 (2.81%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.43%) Driving Licence
2 9 (5.06%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.49%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (3.37%) Blog
4 6 (3.37%) Fat Client
4 6 (3.37%) Thin Client
5 5 (2.81%) iPad
5 5 (2.81%) iPhone
5 5 (2.81%) Mobile Computing
6 4 (2.25%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.25%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.25%) HP Storage
7 2 (1.12%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 178 (100.00%) Windows
2 153 (85.96%) Windows 10
3 140 (78.65%) Windows 7
4 83 (46.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 79 (44.38%) Windows Server
6 69 (38.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (21.35%) Windows Server 2016
8 34 (19.10%) Windows Server 2019
9 22 (12.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (9.55%) Linux
11 14 (7.87%) Android
12 12 (6.74%) Windows XP
13 6 (3.37%) Mac OS X
14 5 (2.81%) Apple iOS
15 2 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (25.84%) Problem-Solving
2 38 (21.35%) ITIL
3 20 (11.24%) Service Delivery
4 18 (10.11%) Asset Management
5 16 (8.99%) Application Virtualisation
5 16 (8.99%) Line Management
6 13 (7.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 13 (7.30%) Software Deployment
7 12 (6.74%) Mathematics
8 10 (5.62%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (5.62%) Workflow
9 8 (4.49%) E-Commerce
9 8 (4.49%) Service Management
10 7 (3.93%) Mentoring
11 6 (3.37%) ITSM
11 6 (3.37%) OOP
11 6 (3.37%) SEO
11 6 (3.37%) Web Development
12 5 (2.81%) Application Packaging
12 5 (2.81%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 41 (23.03%) SQL
2 18 (10.11%) PowerShell
3 15 (8.43%) VB
3 15 (8.43%) VBScript
4 6 (3.37%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.37%) PHP
5 2 (1.12%) C
5 2 (1.12%) C#
Qualifications
1 37 (20.79%) Security Cleared
2 24 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (11.24%) MCSE
4 16 (8.99%) MCP
5 9 (5.06%) Degree
6 8 (4.49%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.69%) CCNA
7 3 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.69%) MCITP
8 2 (1.12%) MCSA
9 1 (0.56%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.56%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.56%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.99%) SLA
2 2 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 130 (73.03%) Active Directory
2 45 (25.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (23.60%) Hyper-V
4 16 (8.99%) XenDesktop
5 15 (8.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (7.87%) XenApp
7 11 (6.18%) VirtualBox
8 4 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (1.12%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.56%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 22 (12.36%) SCCM
2 15 (8.43%) WMI
3 12 (6.74%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 12 (6.74%) HAProxy
3 12 (6.74%) Nagios
3 12 (6.74%) Sysprep
4 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.12%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 137 (76.97%) Microsoft
2 58 (32.58%) VMware
3 26 (14.61%) Citrix
4 25 (14.04%) Remedy
4 25 (14.04%) Veeam
5 18 (10.11%) Sophos
6 16 (8.99%) ServiceNow
7 13 (7.30%) Cisco
8 12 (6.74%) Oracle
9 8 (4.49%) Apple
9 8 (4.49%) HP
10 7 (3.93%) Google
11 6 (3.37%) Adobe
12 5 (2.81%) CommVault
12 5 (2.81%) Snow
12 5 (2.81%) SonicWALL
12 5 (2.81%) Veritas
13 4 (2.25%) Canon
13 4 (2.25%) Dell
13 4 (2.25%) Xerox