Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 533 519 427
Rank change year-on-year -14 -92 -121
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 735 909 1,189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.53% 0.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.20% 2.25% 2.89%
Number of salaries quoted 651 840 1,091
UK median annual salary £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.64% -2.26%
10th Percentile £19,500 £19,250 £19,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £51,250 £44,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -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 33,334 40,475 41,155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.95% 23.47% 24.30%
Number of salaries quoted 26,509 32,761 34,518
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -7 704 £30,000 +5.26% 20
UK excluding London +27 503 £27,500 +5.77% 15
London -16 214 £37,500 +15.38% 7
South East 0 175 £28,500 - 4
North of England +55 94 £25,500 +2.00% 3
East of England +58 82 £30,000 +20.00% 2
Midlands -3 79 £31,000 +24.00% 1
South West +25 60 £25,000 +4.17% 3
West Midlands +10 59 £31,000 +3.33% 1
North West +45 47 £27,500 -8.33% 3
Yorkshire -1 44 £25,500 +9.68%
East Midlands +8 20 £32,500 +30.00%
Wales +13 8 £33,500 +11.67%
North East +21 3 £21,500 -22.52%
Scotland +8 3 £24,500 -25.19% 2
Northern Ireland - 2 £29,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 735 (100.00%) Windows
2 574 (78.10%) Windows 7
3 550 (74.83%) Active Directory
4 503 (68.44%) Microsoft
5 473 (64.35%) Windows 10
6 370 (50.34%) Office 365
7 354 (48.16%) Windows Server
8 301 (40.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 288 (39.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 264 (35.92%) Microsoft Office
11 247 (33.61%) VMware
12 206 (28.03%) MS Exchange
13 202 (27.48%) VMware Infrastructure
14 187 (25.44%) Hyper-V
15 184 (25.03%) Firewall
16 172 (23.40%) Microsoft Certification
17 169 (22.99%) DNS
18 166 (22.59%) DHCP
19 163 (22.18%) Citrix
20 150 (20.41%) ITIL
21 144 (19.59%) Microsoft Azure
22 140 (19.05%) WAN
23 133 (18.10%) LAN
24 128 (17.41%) MCSE
25 124 (16.87%) Cisco
26 120 (16.33%) TCP/IP
27 119 (16.19%) SQL Server
28 116 (15.78%) Linux
29 113 (15.37%) SCCM
30 106 (14.42%) SQL

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
1 206 (28.03%) MS Exchange
2 95 (12.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 90 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2013
4 77 (10.48%) SharePoint
5 55 (7.48%) Skype for Business
6 51 (6.94%) IIS
7 22 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.22%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.95%) Apache
9 7 (0.95%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.27%) K2 blackpearl
12 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.14%) GroupWise
12 1 (0.14%) Site Server
Applications
1 264 (35.92%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (2.99%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.68%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.14%) Line 50
2 1 (0.14%) Rolfe and Nolan
2 1 (0.14%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 370 (50.34%) Office 365
2 144 (19.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (5.03%) Mimecast
5 24 (3.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (2.45%) PaaS
7 10 (1.36%) SaaS
8 9 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (1.22%) IaaS
8 9 (1.22%) IBM Cloud
8 9 (1.22%) SoftLayer
9 4 (0.54%) BrowserStack
9 4 (0.54%) Sauce Labs
10 3 (0.41%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.27%) Dropbox
11 2 (0.27%) GitHub
11 2 (0.27%) Slack
12 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.14%) G Suite
12 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 184 (25.03%) Firewall
2 169 (22.99%) DNS
3 166 (22.59%) DHCP
4 140 (19.05%) WAN
5 133 (18.10%) LAN
6 120 (16.33%) TCP/IP
7 74 (10.07%) VPN
8 60 (8.16%) VoIP
9 53 (7.21%) Internet
10 50 (6.80%) SAN
11 42 (5.71%) Skype
12 40 (5.44%) Wireless
13 38 (5.17%) VLAN
14 27 (3.67%) Remote Desktop
15 15 (2.04%) NAS
15 15 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
16 14 (1.90%) PBX
17 13 (1.77%) MPLS
17 13 (1.77%) Network Security
18 12 (1.63%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (16.19%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 23 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (2.18%) Azure SQL Database
3 16 (2.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 16 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (1.77%) Relational Database
6 12 (1.63%) MongoDB
7 7 (0.95%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.68%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.41%) Power BI
10 3 (0.41%) Redis
11 1 (0.14%) MySQL
11 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 22 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (2.45%) InstallShield
2 18 (2.45%) MSI
3 16 (2.18%) Visual Studio
3 16 (2.18%) Visual Studio Team System
4 11 (1.50%) Git (software)
5 9 (1.22%) JIRA
6 7 (0.95%) Chocolatey
7 5 (0.68%) Hudson
8 4 (0.54%) Appium
8 4 (0.54%) Selenium
8 4 (0.54%) TestNG
9 3 (0.41%) Subversion
10 1 (0.14%) Gatling
10 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.14%) JMeter
10 1 (0.14%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.14%) Redmine
10 1 (0.14%) Trac
General
1 45 (6.12%) Legal
2 36 (4.90%) Finance
3 16 (2.18%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.04%) Law
5 14 (1.90%) Retail
6 11 (1.50%) Banking
7 9 (1.22%) Games
8 7 (0.95%) Marketing
9 5 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.27%) Automotive
10 2 (0.27%) Back Office
10 2 (0.27%) French Language
10 2 (0.27%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Advertising
11 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 193 (26.26%) Support Engineer
2 155 (21.09%) IT Support
3 137 (18.64%) Analyst
4 112 (15.24%) IT Engineer
5 95 (12.93%) Support Analyst
6 90 (12.24%) 2nd Line Support
7 77 (10.48%) IT Support Engineer
8 65 (8.84%) IT Analyst
9 62 (8.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 54 (7.35%) 3rd Line Support
11 52 (7.07%) IT Support Analyst
12 49 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 46 (6.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 46 (6.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 43 (5.85%) Desktop Support
15 42 (5.71%) Support Technician
16 40 (5.44%) IT Technician
17 36 (4.90%) Desktop Engineer
18 32 (4.35%) Service Analyst
18 32 (4.35%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.40%) X-Windows
2 23 (3.13%) .NET
3 16 (2.18%) JSON
4 9 (1.22%) Web Services
5 6 (0.82%) .NET Framework
5 6 (0.82%) Entity Framework
6 4 (0.54%) RESTful
6 4 (0.54%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.41%) CSS
7 3 (0.41%) HTML
7 3 (0.41%) Node.js
8 2 (0.27%) Apache NiFi
8 2 (0.27%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.27%) Kafka
8 2 (0.27%) LDAP
8 2 (0.27%) Middleware
8 2 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.14%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 35 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 32 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
3 27 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (3.54%) iPhone
5 22 (2.99%) Driving Licence
6 19 (2.59%) Management Information System
7 16 (2.18%) Linux Command Line
8 14 (1.90%) Fat Client
8 14 (1.90%) Thin Client
9 13 (1.77%) Public Cloud
10 12 (1.63%) Blackberry
11 11 (1.50%) Replication
12 10 (1.36%) Clustering
13 9 (1.22%) CMDB
13 9 (1.22%) Mobile Computing
14 8 (1.09%) Client/Server
14 8 (1.09%) iPad
14 8 (1.09%) Smartphone
14 8 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
15 7 (0.95%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 735 (100.00%) Windows
2 574 (78.10%) Windows 7
3 473 (64.35%) Windows 10
4 354 (48.16%) Windows Server
5 301 (40.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 288 (39.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 116 (15.78%) Linux
8 60 (8.16%) Windows XP
9 55 (7.48%) Android
10 51 (6.94%) Mac OS X
11 50 (6.80%) Apple iOS
12 41 (5.58%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (2.45%) Unix
14 13 (1.77%) CentOS
15 12 (1.63%) Ubuntu
15 12 (1.63%) Windows 2000 Server
16 8 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 7 (0.95%) AIX
17 7 (0.95%) Windows 2000
18 6 (0.82%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (20.41%) ITIL
2 94 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
3 58 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 54 (7.35%) Time Management
5 47 (6.39%) Mentoring
6 42 (5.71%) Service Management
7 38 (5.17%) Application Packaging
7 38 (5.17%) Migration
8 34 (4.63%) Customer Requirements
9 26 (3.54%) Continuous Improvement
10 25 (3.40%) Incident Management
10 25 (3.40%) Server Management
11 24 (3.27%) Asset Management
11 24 (3.27%) Patch Management
12 21 (2.86%) Service Delivery
13 18 (2.45%) Coaching
14 17 (2.31%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (2.18%) Configuration Management
15 16 (2.18%) Knowledge Management
15 16 (2.18%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 106 (14.42%) SQL
2 65 (8.84%) PowerShell
3 33 (4.49%) C#
4 18 (2.45%) Bash Shell
4 18 (2.45%) C
5 13 (1.77%) T-SQL
5 13 (1.77%) VBScript
6 11 (1.50%) Python
7 10 (1.36%) VB
8 9 (1.22%) Perl
9 6 (0.82%) VB.NET
9 6 (0.82%) VB6
10 4 (0.54%) Java
11 3 (0.41%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.27%) R
13 1 (0.14%) PHP
13 1 (0.14%) Ruby
13 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 172 (23.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 128 (17.41%) MCSE
3 65 (8.84%) MCSA
4 47 (6.39%) MCP
5 44 (5.99%) MCITP
6 31 (4.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 29 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (3.67%) CCNA
9 26 (3.54%) Security Cleared
10 25 (3.40%) Degree
11 18 (2.45%) SC Cleared
12 17 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (2.04%) A+ Certification
14 14 (1.90%) CCNP
15 7 (0.95%) Network+ Certification
16 6 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
17 4 (0.54%) MCTS
18 2 (0.27%) CCENT
18 2 (0.27%) DBS Check
18 2 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (13.33%) SLA
2 17 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (2.18%) QA
4 9 (1.22%) COBIT
5 8 (1.09%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.95%) GDPR
7 6 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.41%) PMO
9 3 (0.41%) PSD2
10 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 550 (74.83%) Active Directory
2 202 (27.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (25.44%) Hyper-V
4 46 (6.26%) XenApp
5 38 (5.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 38 (5.17%) vSphere
6 30 (4.08%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 23 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (2.18%) LXC
8 16 (2.18%) XenDesktop
9 10 (1.36%) Terminal Server
10 8 (1.09%) Terminal Services
11 7 (0.95%) NFS
11 7 (0.95%) VirtualBox
12 6 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (0.54%) Docker
14 4 (0.54%) Firmware
15 3 (0.41%) iptables
15 3 (0.41%) Samba
Systems Management
1 113 (15.37%) SCCM
2 38 (5.17%) WSUS
3 30 (4.08%) Backup Exec
4 13 (1.77%) AirWatch
5 12 (1.63%) SCOM
6 7 (0.95%) FortiGate
7 6 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (0.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (0.68%) DameWare
8 5 (0.68%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.54%) XenMobile
10 3 (0.41%) Nagios
10 3 (0.41%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.41%) Terraform
11 2 (0.27%) Nessus
11 2 (0.27%) Puppet
11 2 (0.27%) vMotion
Vendors
1 503 (68.44%) Microsoft
2 247 (33.61%) VMware
3 163 (22.18%) Citrix
4 124 (16.87%) Cisco
5 72 (9.80%) Apple
5 72 (9.80%) HP
6 68 (9.25%) Dell
7 45 (6.12%) Veeam
8 34 (4.63%) NetApp
9 24 (3.27%) SonicWALL
10 23 (3.13%) Avaya
11 22 (2.99%) Nimble Storage
12 20 (2.72%) Red Hat
13 19 (2.59%) Novell
14 18 (2.45%) WatchGuard
15 17 (2.31%) Mitel
16 16 (2.18%) Oracle
17 15 (2.04%) EMC
18 14 (1.90%) Ivanti
18 14 (1.90%) Meraki