Period
to 17 November 2017

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

Microsoft Windows 8
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 425 354 276
Rank change year-on-year -71 -78 +32
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 1311 1655 2561
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.87% 1.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.96% 3.51% 4.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1202 1451 2303
UK median annual salary £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -1.79% -6.67%
10th Percentile £19,125 £19,750 £20,500
90th Percentile £51,250 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,000 £26,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year -5.66% -3.64% -1.79%

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 44255 47095 57597
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.56% 24.77% 26.26%
Number of salaries quoted 35703 39958 48614
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,735
% change year-on-year - +0.67% +5.96%

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 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 -70 1229 £27,500 - 47
UK excluding London -23 907 £25,000 -5.66% 38
London -82 388 £32,000 +3.23% 11
South East -31 338 £27,500 - 11
North of England +6 196 £23,500 - 9
Midlands +20 128 £25,000 - 9
North West +8 109 £23,500 +2.17% 6
East of England -12 95 £26,500 -3.64% 1
South West -5 88 £23,000 -14.81% 6
Yorkshire +23 80 £22,000 -10.20% 3
East Midlands +52 69 £22,875 -6.63% 6
West Midlands -32 59 £26,500 +1.92% 3
Wales +54 47 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Scotland -8 14 £19,500 -25.84% 1
North East +16 7 £20,500 -12.77%
Northern Ireland -23 1 £30,000 +9.09%

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 1311 (100.00%) Windows
2 1036 (79.02%) Windows 7
3 984 (75.06%) Active Directory
4 790 (60.26%) Microsoft
5 757 (57.74%) Windows 10
6 700 (53.39%) Windows Server
7 633 (48.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 538 (41.04%) MS Exchange
9 530 (40.43%) Office 365
10 509 (38.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 488 (37.22%) VMware
12 483 (36.84%) Microsoft Office
13 365 (27.84%) VMware Infrastructure
14 362 (27.61%) ITIL
15 330 (25.17%) Firewall
16 316 (24.10%) DNS
17 296 (22.58%) Citrix
18 293 (22.35%) Hyper-V
19 278 (21.21%) DHCP
20 273 (20.82%) Exchange Server 2010
21 248 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
22 244 (18.61%) Exchange Server 2013
23 208 (15.87%) TCP/IP
24 204 (15.56%) Cisco
25 200 (15.26%) Windows XP
26 195 (14.87%) SQL
27 175 (13.35%) SQL Server
28 170 (12.97%) Microsoft Azure
29 166 (12.66%) WAN
30 163 (12.43%) LAN

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
1 538 (41.04%) MS Exchange
2 273 (20.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 244 (18.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 91 (6.94%) SharePoint
5 87 (6.64%) Exchange Server 2007
6 63 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2003
7 54 (4.12%) Skype for Business
8 38 (2.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 35 (2.67%) IIS
10 13 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
11 11 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (0.69%) Apache
12 9 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.53%) IBM Notes
14 6 (0.46%) SAS
15 3 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.23%) Confluence
16 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2000
16 2 (0.15%) WordPress
17 1 (0.076%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 483 (36.84%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.15%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.46%) assyst
2 6 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.076%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 1 (0.076%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.076%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.076%) Relativity
3 1 (0.076%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 530 (40.43%) Office 365
2 170 (12.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (3.20%) G Suite
4 28 (2.14%) IaaS
5 24 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
6 21 (1.60%) Mimecast
7 19 (1.45%) PaaS
8 10 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
9 9 (0.69%) SaaS
10 7 (0.53%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.38%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.31%) CloudFront
12 4 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
12 4 (0.31%) SoftLayer
12 4 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.23%) AWS CloudTrail
14 1 (0.076%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 330 (25.17%) Firewall
2 316 (24.10%) DNS
3 278 (21.21%) DHCP
4 208 (15.87%) TCP/IP
5 166 (12.66%) WAN
6 163 (12.43%) LAN
7 120 (9.15%) SAN
8 108 (8.24%) VPN
9 96 (7.32%) VoIP
10 79 (6.03%) VLAN
11 78 (5.95%) Internet
12 54 (4.12%) Wireless
13 49 (3.74%) Skype
14 40 (3.05%) Remote Desktop
15 38 (2.90%) WLAN
16 33 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
17 24 (1.83%) SSL
18 19 (1.45%) NAS
19 18 (1.37%) IP Telephony
19 18 (1.37%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (13.35%) SQL Server
2 54 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 43 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
5 20 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (0.84%) Relational Database
6 11 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
7 10 (0.76%) MySQL
8 3 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.076%) DB2
10 1 (0.076%) Ingres
10 1 (0.076%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.076%) MS Access
10 1 (0.076%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.076%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.076%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.076%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.076%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.076%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (0.76%) AdminStudio
1 10 (0.76%) MSI
1 10 (0.76%) Visual Studio
2 9 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.61%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.53%) AutoIt
4 7 (0.53%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.23%) JIRA
5 3 (0.23%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.23%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.23%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (0.15%) Subversion
6 2 (0.15%) Xcode
7 1 (0.076%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.076%) SonarQube
General
1 128 (9.76%) Finance
2 68 (5.19%) Telecoms
3 35 (2.67%) Law
4 32 (2.44%) Legal
4 32 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 30 (2.29%) Retail
6 25 (1.91%) Banking
7 12 (0.92%) Advertising
7 12 (0.92%) Marketing
8 8 (0.61%) Electronics
9 7 (0.53%) Games
10 5 (0.38%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.23%) Back Office
12 2 (0.15%) French Language
12 2 (0.15%) German Language
12 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.076%) Hindi Language
13 1 (0.076%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.076%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.076%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 404 (30.82%) Support Engineer
2 394 (30.05%) Analyst
3 301 (22.96%) IT Support
4 281 (21.43%) Support Analyst
5 192 (14.65%) Desktop Support
6 191 (14.57%) IT Engineer
7 160 (12.20%) 2nd Line Support
8 142 (10.83%) 1st Line Support
8 142 (10.83%) IT Support Engineer
9 140 (10.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 128 (9.76%) IT Analyst
11 113 (8.62%) Service Analyst
12 110 (8.39%) IT Support Analyst
13 99 (7.55%) Service Desk Analyst
14 89 (6.79%) IT Technician
15 88 (6.71%) 3rd Line Support
16 86 (6.56%) Desktop Engineer
17 85 (6.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 82 (6.25%) 1st Line Engineer
19 79 (6.03%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.68%) .NET
2 19 (1.45%) HTML
3 18 (1.37%) Web Services
4 13 (0.99%) SOAP
5 12 (0.92%) CSS
5 12 (0.92%) JSON
5 12 (0.92%) XML
6 11 (0.84%) 802.1X
7 10 (0.76%) EDI
7 10 (0.76%) WCF
8 8 (0.61%) Software Packaging
9 5 (0.38%) AngularJS
9 5 (0.38%) CSS3
9 5 (0.38%) HTML5
9 5 (0.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (0.15%) Cocoa
10 2 (0.15%) COM
10 2 (0.15%) MAPI
11 1 (0.076%) LAMP
11 1 (0.076%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 105 (8.01%) Blackberry
2 88 (6.71%) Driving Licence
3 75 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (3.66%) iPhone
5 38 (2.90%) Management Information System
6 35 (2.67%) Computer Science
7 27 (2.06%) iPad
8 24 (1.83%) N-Tier
9 23 (1.75%) Smartphone
10 22 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
11 19 (1.45%) Data Centre
12 18 (1.37%) Replication
13 16 (1.22%) Clustering
14 15 (1.14%) User Experience
15 12 (0.92%) e-Learning
15 12 (0.92%) Podcast
15 12 (0.92%) RSA SecurID
16 10 (0.76%) Handset
17 8 (0.61%) Client/Server
18 7 (0.53%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1311 (100.00%) Windows
2 1036 (79.02%) Windows 7
3 757 (57.74%) Windows 10
4 700 (53.39%) Windows Server
5 633 (48.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 509 (38.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 200 (15.26%) Windows XP
8 132 (10.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 119 (9.08%) Mac OS X
10 87 (6.64%) Linux
11 61 (4.65%) Apple iOS
12 57 (4.35%) Windows Vista
13 54 (4.12%) Android
14 49 (3.74%) Mac OS
15 26 (1.98%) Windows 2000 Server
16 18 (1.37%) Windows Phone
17 17 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 10 (0.76%) CentOS
18 10 (0.76%) Ubuntu
18 10 (0.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (27.61%) ITIL
2 67 (5.11%) Time Management
3 64 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
4 45 (3.43%) Migration
5 43 (3.28%) Service Delivery
6 38 (2.90%) Patch Management
7 37 (2.82%) CRM
7 37 (2.82%) Kalman Filter
8 34 (2.59%) Service Management
9 33 (2.52%) Disaster Recovery
9 33 (2.52%) Presales
10 32 (2.44%) Change Management
10 32 (2.44%) Mentoring
11 29 (2.21%) ITIL V3
11 29 (2.21%) Mobile Device Management
12 28 (2.14%) E-Commerce
12 28 (2.14%) ERP
12 28 (2.14%) ITIL V2
12 28 (2.14%) Problem Management
12 28 (2.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 195 (14.87%) SQL
2 106 (8.09%) PowerShell
3 16 (1.22%) VB
4 15 (1.14%) C
4 15 (1.14%) VBScript
5 13 (0.99%) C#
6 10 (0.76%) Python
7 8 (0.61%) JavaScript
8 6 (0.46%) Objective-C
8 6 (0.46%) PHP
9 5 (0.38%) Apple Swift
9 5 (0.38%) Perl
9 5 (0.38%) TypeScript
9 5 (0.38%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.31%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.31%) Java
10 4 (0.31%) Korn
10 4 (0.31%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.23%) Bourne shell
11 3 (0.23%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 248 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 149 (11.37%) MCSE
3 130 (9.92%) Degree
4 105 (8.01%) MCP
5 72 (5.49%) MCSA
6 69 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
7 68 (5.19%) CCNA
8 58 (4.42%) A+ Certification
9 39 (2.97%) DBS Check
10 34 (2.59%) MCITP
11 31 (2.36%) CCNP
12 25 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
13 21 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
14 16 (1.22%) MCDST
15 14 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 14 (1.07%) Master's Degree
16 11 (0.84%) Security Cleared
17 10 (0.76%) HND
18 8 (0.61%) SC Cleared
18 8 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (10.22%) SLA
2 8 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (0.61%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.38%) QA
4 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.076%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.076%) PMO
System Software
1 984 (75.06%) Active Directory
2 365 (27.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 293 (22.35%) Hyper-V
4 87 (6.64%) XenApp
5 68 (5.19%) VirtualBox
6 58 (4.42%) XenDesktop
7 42 (3.20%) vSphere
8 41 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
9 28 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (1.45%) Terminal Services
11 10 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
14 7 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
15 6 (0.46%) BitLocker
15 6 (0.46%) Firmware
15 6 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 6 (0.46%) Terminal Server
16 5 (0.38%) Docker
17 4 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 140 (10.68%) SCCM
2 65 (4.96%) Backup Exec
3 48 (3.66%) WSUS
4 31 (2.36%) Microsoft Intune
5 28 (2.14%) Norton AntiVirus
6 24 (1.83%) SCOM
7 14 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
7 14 (1.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 12 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 10 (0.76%) NetBackup
10 9 (0.69%) AirWatch
10 9 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 7 (0.53%) ZABBIX
12 6 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (0.46%) Puppet
12 6 (0.46%) SmoothWall
12 6 (0.46%) WMI
13 5 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.38%) vCenter Server
14 4 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 790 (60.26%) Microsoft
2 488 (37.22%) VMware
3 296 (22.58%) Citrix
4 204 (15.56%) Cisco
5 131 (9.99%) Apple
6 117 (8.92%) HP
7 78 (5.95%) Veeam
8 69 (5.26%) Dell
9 63 (4.81%) Symantec
10 41 (3.13%) Google
11 37 (2.82%) Avaya
12 28 (2.14%) EMC
13 26 (1.98%) iManage
14 22 (1.68%) Sophos
15 21 (1.60%) NetApp
16 20 (1.53%) McAfee
16 20 (1.53%) Meraki
16 20 (1.53%) Red Hat
17 19 (1.45%) Remedy
18 17 (1.30%) Oracle