Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 535 519 443
Rank change year-on-year -16 -76 -70
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 617 857 1,260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.54% 0.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.06% 2.33% 2.87%
Number of salaries quoted 536 787 1,165
UK median annual salary £28,500 £30,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £19,750 £19,125
90th Percentile £53,750 £50,000 £51,478
UK excluding London median annual salary £28,000 £27,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% -3.85%

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 29,935 36,850 43,961
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.69% 23.13% 24.47%
Number of salaries quoted 23,862 29,582 35,557
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.41% +3.75% -

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 14 December 2019.

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 14 December 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 -17 591 £29,000 -3.33% 142
UK excluding London -19 426 £28,000 +1.82% 127
London +5 171 £32,500 +4.84% 20
South East -6 147 £30,000 +9.09% 35
North of England +49 114 £26,500 +6.00% 33
Midlands +6 75 £29,000 -3.33% 19
Yorkshire +34 59 £28,000 -6.67% 15
South West +9 55 £27,000 +8.00% 17
East Midlands +47 50 £31,250 +21.36% 10
North West +30 43 £23,500 +9.30% 15
East of England -17 25 £27,250 -9.17% 18
West Midlands -27 25 £25,000 -19.35% 9
North East +22 12 £21,500 -12.24% 3
Scotland +29 5 £25,000 -16.67% 1
Wales -1 5 £27,500 -21.43% 3

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 617 (100.00%) Windows
2 440 (71.31%) Windows 7
3 438 (70.99%) Windows 10
4 394 (63.86%) Active Directory
5 362 (58.67%) Microsoft
6 327 (53.00%) Office 365
7 309 (50.08%) Windows Server
8 232 (37.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 229 (37.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 208 (33.71%) VMware
11 195 (31.60%) Microsoft Office
12 172 (27.88%) VMware Infrastructure
13 170 (27.55%) Hyper-V
14 167 (27.07%) ITIL
15 143 (23.18%) DNS
16 136 (22.04%) Citrix
16 136 (22.04%) Firewall
17 135 (21.88%) DHCP
17 135 (21.88%) MS Exchange
18 125 (20.26%) Azure
19 115 (18.64%) Microsoft Certification
20 108 (17.50%) Cisco
21 100 (16.21%) SCCM
22 95 (15.40%) Linux
23 94 (15.24%) SLA
24 91 (14.75%) Problem-Solving
25 87 (14.10%) Exchange Server 2013
26 83 (13.45%) TCP/IP
27 80 (12.97%) SQL Server
28 77 (12.48%) 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
1 135 (21.88%) MS Exchange
2 87 (14.10%) Exchange Server 2013
3 72 (11.67%) SharePoint
4 62 (10.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 42 (6.81%) Skype for Business
6 35 (5.67%) IIS
7 13 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
7 13 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (1.46%) Confluence
9 5 (0.81%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.32%) Apache
12 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 1 (0.16%) Site Server
12 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 195 (31.60%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (5.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (2.11%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.16%) Q-Pulse
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 327 (53.00%) Office 365
2 125 (20.26%) Azure
3 53 (8.59%) AWS
4 16 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (2.11%) SaaS
7 8 (1.30%) GCP
7 8 (1.30%) OneDrive
8 7 (1.13%) G Suite
9 6 (0.97%) IBM Cloud
9 6 (0.97%) SoftLayer
10 5 (0.81%) Mimecast
10 5 (0.81%) PaaS
10 5 (0.81%) Serverless
11 1 (0.16%) IaaS
11 1 (0.16%) NuGet
11 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.16%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.16%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 143 (23.18%) DNS
2 136 (22.04%) Firewall
3 135 (21.88%) DHCP
4 83 (13.45%) TCP/IP
5 77 (12.48%) LAN
6 73 (11.83%) WAN
7 69 (11.18%) VoIP
8 49 (7.94%) Wireless
9 43 (6.97%) VPN
10 42 (6.81%) Skype
11 32 (5.19%) Internet
12 30 (4.86%) Remote Desktop
13 29 (4.70%) SAN
14 16 (2.59%) Wi-Fi
15 13 (2.11%) VLAN
16 12 (1.94%) ISDN
17 10 (1.62%) Unified Communications
17 10 (1.62%) WLAN
18 9 (1.46%) IPsec
19 8 (1.30%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (12.97%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (1.94%) Azure SQL Database
4 12 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 12 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 8 (1.30%) DB2
5 8 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.49%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.16%) FileMaker
9 1 (0.16%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.16%) MySQL
9 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 22 (3.57%) MSI
2 20 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (2.92%) Git (software)
4 16 (2.59%) InstallShield
5 13 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
6 12 (1.94%) JIRA
6 12 (1.94%) Visual Studio
7 9 (1.46%) Subversion
8 8 (1.30%) Android Studio
8 8 (1.30%) Ant
8 8 (1.30%) Eclipse
8 8 (1.30%) IntelliJ
8 8 (1.30%) Jenkins
8 8 (1.30%) JUnit
8 8 (1.30%) Maven
8 8 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 6 (0.97%) Chocolatey
10 1 (0.16%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.16%) Ranorex
10 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 60 (9.72%) Finance
2 26 (4.21%) Public Sector
3 24 (3.89%) Retail
4 22 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 20 (3.24%) Manufacturing
6 15 (2.43%) Legal
7 9 (1.46%) Law
8 7 (1.13%) Publishing
9 6 (0.97%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.81%) German Language
10 5 (0.81%) Marketing
11 4 (0.65%) Automotive
12 3 (0.49%) Banking
12 3 (0.49%) Local Government
13 1 (0.16%) Electronics
13 1 (0.16%) French Language
13 1 (0.16%) Games
13 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 170 (27.55%) Support Engineer
2 126 (20.42%) Analyst
2 126 (20.42%) IT Support
3 116 (18.80%) IT Engineer
4 102 (16.53%) 2nd Line Support
5 81 (13.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 76 (12.32%) Support Analyst
7 69 (11.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 60 (9.72%) IT Support Engineer
9 53 (8.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 52 (8.43%) Desktop Support
11 46 (7.46%) IT Analyst
12 43 (6.97%) Service Analyst
13 40 (6.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 39 (6.32%) IT Support Analyst
15 36 (5.83%) Field Engineer
15 36 (5.83%) Service Desk Analyst
16 31 (5.02%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 31 (5.02%) Desktop Engineer
17 27 (4.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.24%) JSON
2 16 (2.59%) .NET
3 12 (1.94%) X-Windows
4 9 (1.46%) HTML
4 9 (1.46%) Web Services
4 9 (1.46%) XML
5 8 (1.30%) Ajax
5 8 (1.30%) CSS
5 8 (1.30%) CSS3
5 8 (1.30%) Dropwizard
5 8 (1.30%) Hibernate
5 8 (1.30%) HTML5
5 8 (1.30%) J2EE
5 8 (1.30%) JAXB
5 8 (1.30%) JDBC
5 8 (1.30%) JPA
5 8 (1.30%) jQuery
5 8 (1.30%) REST
5 8 (1.30%) Spring
5 8 (1.30%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.29%) Data Centre
2 43 (6.97%) Management Information System
3 39 (6.32%) Driving Licence
4 22 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (2.92%) Smartphone
7 14 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
8 13 (2.11%) Mobile Computing
9 12 (1.94%) Public Cloud
10 11 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.78%) iPhone
11 9 (1.46%) CMDB
11 9 (1.46%) iPad
12 7 (1.13%) Blackberry
12 7 (1.13%) Clustering
12 7 (1.13%) NHS
12 7 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.65%) CCTV
13 4 (0.65%) Handset
13 4 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 617 (100.00%) Windows
2 440 (71.31%) Windows 7
3 438 (70.99%) Windows 10
4 309 (50.08%) Windows Server
5 232 (37.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 229 (37.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 95 (15.40%) Linux
8 44 (7.13%) Windows XP
9 33 (5.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 32 (5.19%) Mac OS X
11 30 (4.86%) Android
12 25 (4.05%) Apple iOS
12 25 (4.05%) Mac OS
13 22 (3.57%) Windows Vista
14 10 (1.62%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.97%) Debian
16 5 (0.81%) CentOS
16 5 (0.81%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.49%) Unix
17 3 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (27.07%) ITIL
2 91 (14.75%) Problem-Solving
3 66 (10.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 63 (10.21%) Time Management
5 41 (6.65%) Incident Management
6 32 (5.19%) Service Management
7 30 (4.86%) Migration
8 27 (4.38%) Information Security
9 25 (4.05%) Continuous Improvement
10 24 (3.89%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (3.89%) Service Delivery
11 21 (3.40%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (3.40%) Mobile Device Management
12 20 (3.24%) Customer Requirements
12 20 (3.24%) Proactive Monitoring
13 18 (2.92%) Application Packaging
13 18 (2.92%) Infrastructure as Code
14 17 (2.76%) Kalman Filter
14 17 (2.76%) SDLC
15 16 (2.59%) Antivirus Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (11.02%) SQL
2 40 (6.48%) PowerShell
3 19 (3.08%) C#
4 10 (1.62%) Java
5 9 (1.46%) Python
6 8 (1.30%) Java 8
6 8 (1.30%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.81%) C++
7 5 (0.81%) VBScript
8 3 (0.49%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.49%) VB
9 2 (0.32%) C
10 1 (0.16%) PHP
10 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 115 (18.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (10.05%) MCSE
3 51 (8.27%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (6.81%) CCNA
5 38 (6.16%) MCSA
6 36 (5.83%) Degree
7 27 (4.38%) Security Cleared
8 26 (4.21%) A+ Certification
9 24 (3.89%) SC Cleared
10 22 (3.57%) MCITP
11 21 (3.40%) MCP
12 18 (2.92%) DBS Check
13 17 (2.76%) CCNP
14 13 (2.11%) CCENT
15 12 (1.94%) MCDST
16 11 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
18 5 (0.81%) MCTS
18 5 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 4 (0.65%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (15.24%) SLA
2 28 (4.54%) QA
3 7 (1.13%) COBIT
4 5 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.65%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.65%) PMO
6 2 (0.32%) GDPR
6 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.16%) GxP
7 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 394 (63.86%) Active Directory
2 172 (27.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 170 (27.55%) Hyper-V
4 44 (7.13%) XenApp
5 22 (3.57%) vSphere
6 20 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (2.76%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (2.43%) XenDesktop
9 14 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (2.27%) VirtualBox
10 13 (2.11%) LXC
11 9 (1.46%) Docker
11 9 (1.46%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (1.30%) Firmware
13 7 (1.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.65%) Terminal Server
14 4 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (0.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 2 (0.32%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.32%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 100 (16.21%) SCCM
2 20 (3.24%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (3.08%) WSUS
4 12 (1.94%) vCenter Server
5 10 (1.62%) Backup Exec
6 7 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (1.13%) SCVMM
7 6 (0.97%) Failover Clustering
7 6 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.81%) Nessus
9 3 (0.49%) DameWare
9 3 (0.49%) Nagios
9 3 (0.49%) OpenView
9 3 (0.49%) OVSD
9 3 (0.49%) Perfmon
9 3 (0.49%) XenMobile
10 2 (0.32%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.32%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.32%) SCOM
10 2 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 362 (58.67%) Microsoft
2 208 (33.71%) VMware
3 136 (22.04%) Citrix
4 108 (17.50%) Cisco
5 64 (10.37%) Apple
6 37 (6.00%) HP
7 32 (5.19%) Veeam
8 28 (4.54%) Oracle
9 27 (4.38%) Dell
10 19 (3.08%) Novell
11 18 (2.92%) ServiceNow
12 17 (2.76%) Remedy
13 16 (2.59%) Meraki
14 14 (2.27%) Mitel
15 13 (2.11%) AVG
16 12 (1.94%) Samsung
16 12 (1.94%) WatchGuard
17 11 (1.78%) Symantec
18 10 (1.62%) Avaya
19 9 (1.46%) Ivanti