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 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 8
UK
Rank 404 304 274
Rank change year-on-year -100 -30  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 591 1085 1241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 1.06% 1.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.97% 4.06% 4.38%
Number of salaries quoted 532 945 1069
Median salary £27,000 £28,000 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.57% -1.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,163 £20,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,750 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £27,500 £27,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +1.85%  

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 19867 26701 28326
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 23.68% 26.09% 26.95%
Number of salaries quoted 16695 22458 23672
Median salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.23%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,750 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Top 30 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 22 March 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 -84 563 £27,000 -3.57% 83
London -37 220 £30,000 - 20
South East -92 128 £25,000 -10.71% 16
East of England -23 61 £25,000 -5.66% 6
Surrey +17 60 £25,000 -9.09% 5
City of London +52 49 £29,500 -9.23% 4
West Midlands +18 43 £30,000 - 9
North West -30 34 £24,000 -2.04% 13
Hampshire -26 31 £26,250 -17.32% 5
South West -38 29 £20,000 -16.66% 3
Yorkshire +24 23 £22,000 - 7
Cambridgeshire +3 22 £22,500 -40.00%
Hertfordshire -18 20 £24,000 -9.43% 6
West Yorkshire +16 19 £23,000 +2.22% 3
Warwickshire +38 18 £33,125 +20.45% 2
Guildford +5 18 £21,000 -25.00% 1
Leamington Spa -3 18 £33,125 +20.45% 2
East Midlands -18 17 £27,250 +15.95% 6
Manchester -31 16 £21,500 -14.00% 7
Cheshire +19 15 £32,500 +27.45% 4
Birmingham -4 14 £22,500 -25.00% 2
Kent -2 13 £22,500 -47.05%
Lewisham - 12 £22,500 -
Leeds +17 11 £21,500 +2.38%
Docklands, London +2 11 £44,000 -
Essex -6 11 £27,500 +3.77%
Egham +13 10 £47,500 +69.64%
Cambridge +8 10 £22,500 -37.50%
Leatherhead +6 10 £32,500 -40.90% 1
Wiltshire +7 9 £22,500 -5.26%

Windows 8
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 1310 (100.00%) Windows
2 1032 (78.78%) Windows 7
3 865 (66.03%) Active Directory
4 801 (61.15%) Microsoft
5 651 (49.69%) Windows 10
6 554 (42.29%) Windows Server
7 514 (39.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 497 (37.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 494 (37.71%) MS Office
10 458 (34.96%) MS Exchange
11 433 (33.05%) MS Excel
12 402 (30.69%) Office 365
13 399 (30.46%) VMware
14 294 (22.44%) ITIL
15 292 (22.29%) Hyper-V
16 288 (21.98%) Citrix
17 258 (19.69%) TCP/IP
18 256 (19.54%) Firewall
18 256 (19.54%) VMware Infrastructure
19 245 (18.70%) DNS
20 213 (16.26%) Microsoft Certification
21 211 (16.11%) Exchange Server 2010
22 209 (15.95%) Cisco
23 202 (15.42%) Windows XP
24 192 (14.66%) DHCP
25 185 (14.12%) LAN
26 180 (13.74%) SLA
27 174 (13.28%) Exchange Server 2013
28 168 (12.82%) WAN
29 154 (11.76%) Apple

Windows 8
Top Related 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
1 458 (34.96%) MS Exchange
2 211 (16.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 174 (13.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 90 (6.87%) Skype for Business
5 83 (6.34%) SharePoint
6 80 (6.11%) IIS
7 77 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
8 63 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2003
9 60 (4.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 19 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (0.99%) IBM Notes
12 10 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
13 9 (0.69%) Apache
14 5 (0.38%) MS Project Server
15 2 (0.15%) OpenEdge
15 2 (0.15%) SAS
16 1 (0.076%) BizTalk Server
16 1 (0.076%) JBoss
16 1 (0.076%) Zimbra
Applications
1 494 (37.71%) MS Office
2 433 (33.05%) MS Excel
3 27 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.53%) MS Project
6 6 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (0.46%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.15%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.076%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.076%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.076%) Revit
Business Applications
1 20 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.46%) OpenText MBPM
3 4 (0.31%) Line 50
3 4 (0.31%) Sage X3
4 3 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.23%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 3 (0.23%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.23%) Sage 50
4 3 (0.23%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.15%) Retail-J
5 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.15%) Tesseract
5 2 (0.15%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.076%) Bankmaster
6 1 (0.076%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.076%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 402 (30.69%) Office 365
2 134 (10.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
5 12 (0.92%) G Suite
5 12 (0.92%) Mimecast
6 7 (0.53%) OneDrive
7 4 (0.31%) iTunes
8 3 (0.23%) Akamai
8 3 (0.23%) IaaS
8 3 (0.23%) PaaS
8 3 (0.23%) SaaS
9 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.15%) Slack
10 1 (0.076%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.076%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 258 (19.69%) TCP/IP
2 256 (19.54%) Firewall
3 245 (18.70%) DNS
4 192 (14.66%) DHCP
5 185 (14.12%) LAN
6 168 (12.82%) WAN
7 134 (10.23%) VPN
8 116 (8.85%) VoIP
9 66 (5.04%) Internet
9 66 (5.04%) Wireless
10 59 (4.50%) VLAN
10 59 (4.50%) Wi-Fi
11 47 (3.59%) SAN
12 46 (3.51%) SMTP
13 45 (3.44%) Skype
14 41 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
15 37 (2.82%) SNMP
16 23 (1.76%) Telnet
17 22 (1.68%) Cisco IOS
18 18 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (10.69%) SQL Server
2 52 (3.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 33 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (1.30%) MySQL
7 13 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
9 11 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (0.46%) Big Data
10 6 (0.46%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.31%) Power BI
11 4 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.23%) MS Access
13 2 (0.15%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.15%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1 (0.076%) DB2
14 1 (0.076%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 22 (1.68%) Visual Studio
2 17 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (0.76%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 6 (0.46%) MSI
5 5 (0.38%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.23%) JIRA
6 3 (0.23%) Selenium
7 2 (0.15%) Ant
7 2 (0.15%) Fiddler
7 2 (0.15%) gulp
7 2 (0.15%) ReSharper
7 2 (0.15%) WebSpeed
General
1 132 (10.08%) Finance
2 45 (3.44%) Telecoms
3 42 (3.21%) Legal
4 33 (2.52%) Manufacturing
5 28 (2.14%) Banking
6 27 (2.06%) Retail
7 23 (1.76%) Law
8 22 (1.68%) Advertising
9 20 (1.53%) Back Office
10 11 (0.84%) Publishing
11 10 (0.76%) Electronics
12 8 (0.61%) Marketing
13 7 (0.53%) Automotive
13 7 (0.53%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.31%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.31%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.23%) French Language
16 3 (0.23%) Games
17 1 (0.076%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 360 (27.48%) Support Engineer
2 347 (26.49%) IT Support
3 329 (25.11%) Analyst
4 208 (15.88%) IT Engineer
5 167 (12.75%) 2nd Line Support
6 164 (12.52%) Support Analyst
7 160 (12.21%) Desktop Support
7 160 (12.21%) IT Support Engineer
8 131 (10.00%) Service Analyst
9 127 (9.69%) Service Desk Analyst
10 110 (8.40%) IT Analyst
11 103 (7.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 100 (7.63%) 1st Line Support
13 99 (7.56%) Support Technician
14 93 (7.10%) IT Technician
15 91 (6.95%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 87 (6.64%) IT Support Analyst
17 85 (6.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 77 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
19 65 (4.96%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (3.21%) HTML
2 38 (2.90%) .NET
3 29 (2.21%) ASP.NET
4 15 (1.15%) 802.1X
4 15 (1.15%) Web Services
5 13 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (0.84%) iOS SDK
6 11 (0.84%) XML
7 10 (0.76%) CSS
7 10 (0.76%) Silverlight
7 10 (0.76%) WCF
8 8 (0.61%) SOAP
9 7 (0.53%) EDI
9 7 (0.53%) HTML5
10 6 (0.46%) Flash
10 6 (0.46%) J2ME
10 6 (0.46%) OpenAL
10 6 (0.46%) OpenCL
10 6 (0.46%) Qt
10 6 (0.46%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 145 (11.07%) Blackberry
2 84 (6.41%) Driving Licence
3 67 (5.11%) iPhone
4 57 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 48 (3.66%) Computer Science
6 40 (3.05%) iPad
7 37 (2.82%) Data Centre
8 35 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
9 32 (2.44%) Smartphone
10 31 (2.37%) Public Cloud
11 22 (1.68%) Clustering
12 15 (1.15%) Fat Client
12 15 (1.15%) Thin Client
12 15 (1.15%) User Experience
13 11 (0.84%) Mobile App
13 11 (0.84%) Replication
13 11 (0.84%) Virtual Team
14 10 (0.76%) PKI
15 9 (0.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1310 (100.00%) Windows
2 1032 (78.78%) Windows 7
3 651 (49.69%) Windows 10
4 554 (42.29%) Windows Server
5 514 (39.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 497 (37.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 202 (15.42%) Windows XP
8 110 (8.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 103 (7.86%) Android
10 85 (6.49%) Linux
11 81 (6.18%) Mac OS X
12 49 (3.74%) Windows Vista
13 46 (3.51%) Apple iOS
14 44 (3.36%) Mac OS
15 27 (2.06%) Windows 2000 Server
16 23 (1.76%) Unix
16 23 (1.76%) Windows Phone
17 17 (1.30%) Ubuntu
17 17 (1.30%) Windows Mobile
18 13 (0.99%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (22.44%) ITIL
2 70 (5.34%) Service Delivery
3 63 (4.81%) Service Management
4 62 (4.73%) CRM
5 48 (3.66%) Migration
6 41 (3.13%) Project Management
7 38 (2.90%) Incident Management
8 36 (2.75%) ERP
9 33 (2.52%) High Availability
9 33 (2.52%) PRINCE2
10 32 (2.44%) Problem Management
11 31 (2.37%) ITIL V3
12 30 (2.29%) Disaster Recovery
13 29 (2.21%) Mentoring
14 27 (2.06%) E-Commerce
14 27 (2.06%) ITSM
14 27 (2.06%) Stakeholder Management
14 27 (2.06%) Time Management
15 25 (1.91%) MVC
16 23 (1.76%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 150 (11.45%) SQL
2 85 (6.49%) PowerShell
3 40 (3.05%) C#
4 30 (2.29%) VB
5 26 (1.98%) JavaScript
6 21 (1.60%) VBScript
7 16 (1.22%) VB.NET
8 14 (1.07%) Java
8 14 (1.07%) T-SQL
9 13 (0.99%) C
10 9 (0.69%) C++
10 9 (0.69%) Shell Script
10 9 (0.69%) VBA
11 6 (0.46%) Python
12 5 (0.38%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.38%) Groovy
13 3 (0.23%) PHP
14 2 (0.15%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.076%) Perl
15 1 (0.076%) XAML
Qualifications
1 213 (16.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 131 (10.00%) Degree
3 110 (8.40%) MCP
4 106 (8.09%) MCSE
5 86 (6.56%) MCSA
6 73 (5.57%) Cisco Certification
7 59 (4.50%) MCITP
8 54 (4.12%) CCNA
9 35 (2.67%) Security Cleared
10 26 (1.98%) A+ Certification
11 24 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
11 24 (1.83%) SC Cleared
12 20 (1.53%) DBS Check
13 16 (1.22%) HND
14 15 (1.15%) CCNP
14 15 (1.15%) CISSP
15 13 (0.99%) MCDST
15 13 (0.99%) MCTS
16 12 (0.92%) CISM
16 12 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (13.74%) SLA
2 24 (1.83%) QA
3 14 (1.07%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.38%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.076%) COBIT
6 1 (0.076%) PMO
System Software
1 865 (66.03%) Active Directory
2 292 (22.29%) Hyper-V
3 256 (19.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 86 (6.56%) XenApp
5 38 (2.90%) vSphere
6 24 (1.83%) XenDesktop
7 23 (1.76%) VMware ESX
7 23 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
9 15 (1.15%) XenServer
10 14 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
11 12 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
11 12 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
12 11 (0.84%) Terminal Services
13 10 (0.76%) BlackBerry Internet Service
14 9 (0.69%) Terminal Server
15 8 (0.61%) BitLocker
16 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 4 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 4 (0.31%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 148 (11.30%) SCCM
2 28 (2.14%) Backup Exec
3 20 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
4 14 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
5 12 (0.92%) WSUS
5 12 (0.92%) ZENworks
6 11 (0.84%) AirWatch
6 11 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
6 11 (0.84%) Jamf Pro
6 11 (0.84%) NetBackup
7 10 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
7 10 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
7 10 (0.76%) SCOM
8 8 (0.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 8 (0.61%) ThinApp
9 6 (0.46%) Nessus
10 5 (0.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 5 (0.38%) Nagios
10 5 (0.38%) PaperCut
10 5 (0.38%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 801 (61.15%) Microsoft
2 399 (30.46%) VMware
3 288 (21.98%) Citrix
4 209 (15.95%) Cisco
5 154 (11.76%) Apple
6 86 (6.56%) HP
7 52 (3.97%) Dell
8 47 (3.59%) Avaya
9 33 (2.52%) Google
10 32 (2.44%) Symantec
11 20 (1.53%) Veeam
12 19 (1.45%) Adobe
13 18 (1.37%) Intel Security
13 18 (1.37%) Sophos
13 18 (1.37%) WatchGuard
14 17 (1.30%) Draytek
14 17 (1.30%) Meraki
15 15 (1.15%) Polycom
15 15 (1.15%) Sage
16 14 (1.07%) CheckPoint
Castleford, West Yorkshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £15,000 to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + benefiits+ training+ progression
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Posted: 10 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £21000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Firway Consulting
Salary: From £24,000 to £27,000 per annum Circa £26000 + Bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + benefiits+ training+ progression
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits inc. Shift Allowance
Posted: 11 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Great Company + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Wirral, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + perm
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
RM plc
Salary: £15000 - £22000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
RM plc
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Blairgowrie, Perthshire
Bluetownonline
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + 25 days hol + pension
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North London
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £Neg p/a plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £28-40,000 + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + car allowance and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago