Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 423 339 276
Rank change year-on-year -84 -63 +69
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 1231 1811 2620
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.94% 1.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.83% 3.74% 4.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1129 1589 2272
UK median annual salary £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.51% -5.00%
10th Percentile £19,250 £20,000 £20,250
90th Percentile £48,750 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,000 £26,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year -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 43480 48383 58199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.94% 25.10% 26.41%
Number of salaries quoted 35115 41262 49033
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.38%
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 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

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 September 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 24 September 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 -99 1160 £27,500 -1.79% 65
UK excluding London -56 812 £25,000 -5.66% 52
London -88 406 £32,500 +8.33% 15
South East -74 286 £25,000 -12.28% 13
North of England +27 187 £23,500 -4.08% 18
Midlands +2 122 £25,000 -7.41% 12
North West +33 109 £23,500 -4.08% 14
East of England -10 97 £29,000 +9.43% 2
Yorkshire -8 71 £24,000 - 4
South West -30 66 £24,500 - 5
West Midlands -31 65 £26,500 -10.17% 7
East Midlands +41 57 £24,750 +5.32% 5
Wales +38 38 £27,500 -8.33% 2
Scotland -4 13 £20,500 -19.61%
North East +20 7 £20,000 -53.92%
Northern Ireland -20 3 £30,000 +20.00%

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 1231 (100.00%) Windows
2 969 (78.72%) Active Directory
3 957 (77.74%) Windows 7
4 731 (59.38%) Microsoft
5 680 (55.24%) Windows 10
6 636 (51.67%) Windows Server
7 544 (44.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 521 (42.32%) MS Exchange
9 479 (38.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 466 (37.86%) Office 365
11 454 (36.88%) Microsoft Office
12 451 (36.64%) VMware
13 333 (27.05%) ITIL
14 329 (26.73%) VMware Infrastructure
15 325 (26.40%) DNS
16 296 (24.05%) Firewall
17 295 (23.96%) DHCP
18 285 (23.15%) Citrix
19 272 (22.10%) Hyper-V
20 256 (20.80%) Exchange Server 2010
21 231 (18.77%) Exchange Server 2013
22 228 (18.52%) Cisco
23 215 (17.47%) TCP/IP
23 215 (17.47%) Microsoft Certification
24 212 (17.22%) Windows XP
25 168 (13.65%) SQL
26 151 (12.27%) WAN
27 150 (12.19%) Windows Server 2003
28 149 (12.10%) SLA
28 149 (12.10%) 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
1 521 (42.32%) MS Exchange
2 256 (20.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 231 (18.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 101 (8.20%) SharePoint
5 99 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2007
6 59 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 58 (4.71%) Skype for Business
8 57 (4.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 40 (3.25%) IIS
10 18 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
11 15 (1.22%) Apache
12 13 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
13 10 (0.81%) MS Project Server
14 9 (0.73%) SAS
15 7 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
16 6 (0.49%) IBM Notes
17 3 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
18 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 454 (36.88%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (1.62%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.41%) assyst
4 4 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.081%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.081%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 466 (37.86%) Office 365
2 129 (10.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (3.01%) G Suite
4 20 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (1.54%) IaaS
5 19 (1.54%) Mimecast
6 11 (0.89%) PaaS
7 8 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (0.57%) SaaS
9 5 (0.41%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.32%) iTunes
11 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.24%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.24%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.16%) AWS CloudTrail
12 2 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.081%) MailChimp
13 1 (0.081%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 325 (26.40%) DNS
2 296 (24.05%) Firewall
3 295 (23.96%) DHCP
4 215 (17.47%) TCP/IP
5 151 (12.27%) WAN
6 149 (12.10%) LAN
7 110 (8.94%) SAN
8 109 (8.85%) VPN
9 98 (7.96%) VoIP
10 85 (6.90%) VLAN
11 68 (5.52%) Internet
12 51 (4.14%) Skype
13 50 (4.06%) Wireless
14 38 (3.09%) WLAN
15 32 (2.60%) Remote Desktop
16 19 (1.54%) IP Telephony
17 18 (1.46%) iSCSI
18 16 (1.30%) Network Security
18 16 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
19 14 (1.14%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 63 (5.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (1.95%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
6 13 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (0.73%) MySQL
8 5 (0.41%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.081%) DB2
12 1 (0.081%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.081%) SQL Server 2016
12 1 (0.081%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (0.81%) AdminStudio
2 10 (0.81%) MSI
3 7 (0.57%) InstallShield
4 3 (0.24%) Wise Package Studio
4 3 (0.24%) Xcode
5 2 (0.16%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.16%) Subversion
6 1 (0.081%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.081%) SonarQube
General
1 127 (10.32%) Finance
2 53 (4.31%) Telecoms
3 39 (3.17%) Legal
4 34 (2.76%) Manufacturing
5 31 (2.52%) Law
6 21 (1.71%) Retail
7 17 (1.38%) Advertising
8 16 (1.30%) Banking
9 11 (0.89%) Marketing
10 10 (0.81%) Electronics
11 7 (0.57%) Games
12 6 (0.49%) Back Office
12 6 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.16%) French Language
13 2 (0.16%) German Language
13 2 (0.16%) Local Government
14 1 (0.081%) Hindi Language
14 1 (0.081%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.081%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.081%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 363 (29.49%) Analyst
2 350 (28.43%) Support Engineer
3 279 (22.66%) IT Support
4 252 (20.47%) Support Analyst
5 173 (14.05%) Desktop Support
6 167 (13.57%) IT Engineer
7 161 (13.08%) 2nd Line Support
8 131 (10.64%) IT Support Engineer
9 124 (10.07%) 1st Line Support
10 121 (9.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 118 (9.59%) IT Analyst
12 113 (9.18%) Service Analyst
13 99 (8.04%) IT Support Analyst
14 97 (7.88%) Service Desk Analyst
15 90 (7.31%) IT Technician
16 79 (6.42%) Desktop Engineer
17 70 (5.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 66 (5.36%) Support Technician
19 65 (5.28%) 1st Line Engineer
19 65 (5.28%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.79%) Web Services
2 12 (0.97%) .NET
3 11 (0.89%) 802.1X
3 11 (0.89%) WCF
4 8 (0.65%) Software Packaging
5 3 (0.24%) HTML
5 3 (0.24%) iOS SDK
5 3 (0.24%) MAPI
5 3 (0.24%) SOAP
6 2 (0.16%) Android SDK
6 2 (0.16%) Cocoa
6 2 (0.16%) COM
6 2 (0.16%) JSON
6 2 (0.16%) RESTful
6 2 (0.16%) WAP
6 2 (0.16%) XML
6 2 (0.16%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.081%) CSS
7 1 (0.081%) REST
7 1 (0.081%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 111 (9.02%) Blackberry
2 94 (7.64%) Driving Licence
3 65 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (3.33%) iPhone
5 31 (2.52%) Computer Science
6 29 (2.36%) iPad
6 29 (2.36%) Management Information System
7 28 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
8 27 (2.19%) Smartphone
9 20 (1.62%) N-Tier
10 19 (1.54%) Replication
11 14 (1.14%) Data Centre
12 12 (0.97%) Clustering
12 12 (0.97%) CMDB
12 12 (0.97%) User Experience
13 11 (0.89%) e-Learning
13 11 (0.89%) Podcast
14 8 (0.65%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.57%) Life Science
15 7 (0.57%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1231 (100.00%) Windows
2 957 (77.74%) Windows 7
3 680 (55.24%) Windows 10
4 636 (51.67%) Windows Server
5 544 (44.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 479 (38.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 212 (17.22%) Windows XP
8 150 (12.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 78 (6.34%) Linux
10 76 (6.17%) Mac OS X
11 66 (5.36%) Apple iOS
11 66 (5.36%) Windows Vista
12 47 (3.82%) Android
12 47 (3.82%) Mac OS
13 34 (2.76%) Windows 2000 Server
14 24 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 14 (1.14%) Unix
16 13 (1.06%) Windows Phone
17 9 (0.73%) Solaris
17 9 (0.73%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (27.05%) ITIL
2 57 (4.63%) Root Cause Analysis
3 54 (4.39%) Time Management
4 44 (3.57%) Mentoring
5 40 (3.25%) Project Management
5 40 (3.25%) Service Delivery
6 39 (3.17%) Kalman Filter
7 37 (3.01%) ITIL V3
8 36 (2.92%) CRM
9 33 (2.68%) ERP
9 33 (2.68%) ITIL V2
9 33 (2.68%) Service Management
10 32 (2.60%) Patch Management
10 32 (2.60%) Problem Management
11 31 (2.52%) Disaster Recovery
11 31 (2.52%) Line Management
11 31 (2.52%) Migration
12 29 (2.36%) Change Management
13 28 (2.27%) Presales
14 26 (2.11%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 168 (13.65%) SQL
2 96 (7.80%) PowerShell
3 20 (1.62%) VB
4 13 (1.06%) C#
5 12 (0.97%) VBScript
6 10 (0.81%) C
6 10 (0.81%) Python
7 6 (0.49%) Java
8 5 (0.41%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.32%) Korn
9 4 (0.32%) Perl
9 4 (0.32%) PHP
10 3 (0.24%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.24%) Bourne shell
10 3 (0.24%) C-shell
10 3 (0.24%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.16%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.16%) C++
11 2 (0.16%) XAML
12 1 (0.081%) VBA
Qualifications
1 215 (17.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 141 (11.45%) MCSE
3 126 (10.24%) Degree
4 109 (8.85%) MCP
5 69 (5.61%) A+ Certification
6 56 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
7 54 (4.39%) CCNA
8 49 (3.98%) MCSA
9 42 (3.41%) DBS Check
10 32 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
11 30 (2.44%) CCNP
12 24 (1.95%) MCITP
13 19 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
14 16 (1.30%) HND
14 16 (1.30%) MCDST
14 16 (1.30%) Security Cleared
15 14 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 14 (1.14%) Master's Degree
16 13 (1.06%) SC Cleared
17 10 (0.81%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (12.10%) SLA
2 9 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.41%) QA
5 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.081%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.081%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 969 (78.72%) Active Directory
2 329 (26.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 272 (22.10%) Hyper-V
4 101 (8.20%) XenApp
5 57 (4.63%) XenDesktop
6 49 (3.98%) VirtualBox
6 49 (3.98%) vSphere
7 44 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
8 22 (1.79%) Terminal Services
9 19 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
11 11 (0.89%) Terminal Server
12 8 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
13 7 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (0.49%) BitLocker
14 6 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 4 (0.32%) Firmware
16 3 (0.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 126 (10.24%) SCCM
2 73 (5.93%) Backup Exec
3 43 (3.49%) Norton AntiVirus
4 41 (3.33%) WSUS
5 22 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
6 18 (1.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 15 (1.22%) NetBackup
7 15 (1.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 14 (1.14%) SCOM
9 12 (0.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 10 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
11 9 (0.73%) AirWatch
11 9 (0.73%) SmoothWall
12 7 (0.57%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.32%) HP Data Protector
13 4 (0.32%) SCSM
13 4 (0.32%) XenMobile
14 3 (0.24%) SCOrch
14 3 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 3 (0.24%) WMI
Vendors
1 731 (59.38%) Microsoft
2 451 (36.64%) VMware
3 285 (23.15%) Citrix
4 228 (18.52%) Cisco
5 137 (11.13%) HP
6 105 (8.53%) Apple
7 91 (7.39%) Symantec
8 90 (7.31%) Veeam
9 79 (6.42%) Dell
10 46 (3.74%) Avaya
11 38 (3.09%) Google
12 31 (2.52%) Meraki
13 29 (2.36%) EMC
14 26 (2.11%) Oracle
14 26 (2.11%) Red Hat
14 26 (2.11%) Sophos
15 25 (2.03%) Remedy
16 20 (1.62%) iManage
17 19 (1.54%) Draytek
17 19 (1.54%) SonicWALL