Period
to 3 August 2020

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 3 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK
6 months to
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 600 534 555
Rank change year-on-year -66 +21 -87
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 174 706 865
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.49% 0.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.22% 2.15% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 152 652 820
Median annual salary £32,000 £30,000 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +5.45%
10th Percentile £18,775 £20,525 £19,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £56,250 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year -3.33% +9.09% +10.00%

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 14,306 32,910 40,017
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.27% 22.84% 23.12%
Number of salaries quoted 11,617 26,011 32,167
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% +1.22% +2.50%

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows 8.

Salary trend for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows 8 over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 2020. 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 -72 158 £31,500 +5.00% 27
UK excluding London -3 135 £29,000 -3.33% 24
South East +54 53 £31,250 +4.17% 7
London +44 35 £45,000 +20.00% 4
North of England +89 24 £26,500 -3.64% 5
South West +65 18 £18,500 -31.48% 8
Midlands +52 18 £19,500 -35.00% 3
West Midlands +57 13 £19,500 -32.76%
North East +44 13 £23,250 +8.14% 3
Wales +32 10 £35,250 +35.58%
East of England +69 9 £26,500 -11.67%
Yorkshire +72 6 £37,500 +38.89% 1
North West +101 5 £30,000 +9.09% 1
East Midlands +53 5 £45,000 +50.00% 3
Scotland +86 2 - - 1
Northern Ireland +21 1 - -

For the 6 months to 3 August 2020, 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.

1 174 (100.00%) Windows
2 142 (81.61%) Windows 7
3 119 (68.39%) Windows 10
4 112 (64.37%) Active Directory
5 109 (62.64%) Microsoft
6 100 (57.47%) Office 365
7 89 (51.15%) Windows Server
8 74 (42.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 71 (40.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 66 (37.93%) VMware
11 65 (37.36%) Microsoft Office
12 61 (35.06%) Hyper-V
12 61 (35.06%) Windows Server 2016
13 59 (33.91%) VMware Infrastructure
14 50 (28.74%) Azure
14 50 (28.74%) Citrix
15 48 (27.59%) MS Exchange
16 44 (25.29%) ITIL
17 43 (24.71%) Microsoft Certification
18 42 (24.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 39 (22.41%) DNS
20 35 (20.11%) Cisco
20 35 (20.11%) DHCP
21 33 (18.97%) Firewall
22 30 (17.24%) LAN
22 30 (17.24%) SCCM
22 30 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2013
23 29 (16.67%) TCP/IP
23 29 (16.67%) MCSE
24 28 (16.09%) WAN

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 48 (27.59%) MS Exchange
2 30 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2013
3 24 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (6.32%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.02%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.72%) IIS
7 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 65 (37.36%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (9.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (8.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (6.90%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (2.87%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 100 (57.47%) Office 365
2 50 (28.74%) Azure
3 16 (9.20%) AWS
4 9 (5.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (4.60%) Mimecast
6 4 (2.30%) SaaS
7 2 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.15%) PaaS
8 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 39 (22.41%) DNS
2 35 (20.11%) DHCP
3 33 (18.97%) Firewall
4 30 (17.24%) LAN
5 29 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 28 (16.09%) WAN
7 22 (12.64%) Internet
8 19 (10.92%) VPN
9 18 (10.34%) SAN
9 18 (10.34%) VLAN
10 14 (8.05%) NetScaler
11 11 (6.32%) Remote Desktop
11 11 (6.32%) VoIP
11 11 (6.32%) Wireless
12 7 (4.02%) iSCSI
13 6 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (3.45%) DKIM
13 6 (3.45%) IPsec
13 6 (3.45%) Skype
14 5 (2.87%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.92%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.32%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (4.02%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.87%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (2.30%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 2 (1.15%) JIRA
General
1 19 (10.92%) Finance
2 9 (5.17%) Public Sector
3 5 (2.87%) Retail
4 3 (1.72%) Back Office
4 3 (1.72%) Local Government
5 2 (1.15%) Banking
5 2 (1.15%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (24.71%) Analyst
2 34 (19.54%) IT Support
3 29 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 28 (16.09%) Support Engineer
5 26 (14.94%) IT Engineer
6 25 (14.37%) Support Analyst
7 19 (10.92%) 2nd Line Support
8 17 (9.77%) Consultant
9 15 (8.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 15 (8.62%) IT Support Engineer
10 13 (7.47%) Desktop Support
11 12 (6.90%) Project Engineer
11 12 (6.90%) Technical Consultant
12 11 (6.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 10 (5.75%) Service Analyst
13 10 (5.75%) Service Desk Analyst
14 9 (5.17%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
15 8 (4.60%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 8 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support
15 8 (4.60%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.87%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (1.72%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.32%) Driving Licence
2 9 (5.17%) Clustering
2 9 (5.17%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.02%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.87%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.87%) Eurex
5 5 (2.87%) iPhone
5 5 (2.87%) Reinsurance
5 5 (2.87%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.30%) CMDB
6 4 (2.30%) iPad
6 4 (2.30%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.72%) Equities
7 3 (1.72%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.72%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.72%) Replication
7 3 (1.72%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 174 (100.00%) Windows
2 142 (81.61%) Windows 7
3 119 (68.39%) Windows 10
4 89 (51.15%) Windows Server
5 74 (42.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 71 (40.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 61 (35.06%) Windows Server 2016
8 25 (14.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (12.64%) Windows Server 2019
10 18 (10.34%) Windows XP
11 16 (9.20%) Linux
12 11 (6.32%) Mac OS X
13 10 (5.75%) Solaris
14 9 (5.17%) Unix
15 7 (4.02%) Android
16 5 (2.87%) CentOS
16 5 (2.87%) Debian
16 5 (2.87%) HPUX
16 5 (2.87%) SUSE
16 5 (2.87%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (25.29%) ITIL
2 42 (24.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 26 (14.94%) Project Delivery
4 25 (14.37%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (12.64%) Project Management
6 16 (9.20%) Service Delivery
7 11 (6.32%) Change Management
7 11 (6.32%) Incident Management
7 11 (6.32%) ITSM
8 10 (5.75%) Service Management
9 9 (5.17%) ITIL V3
9 9 (5.17%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (4.60%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (4.60%) Migration
10 8 (4.60%) Network Load Balancing
10 8 (4.60%) Technical Leadership
11 7 (4.02%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (3.45%) DevOps
12 6 (3.45%) Knowledge Management
13 5 (2.87%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (11.49%) PowerShell
1 20 (11.49%) SQL
2 5 (2.87%) Bash Shell
2 5 (2.87%) Perl
2 5 (2.87%) Python
3 4 (2.30%) R
4 3 (1.72%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.72%) VB
5 2 (1.15%) C#
6 1 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (24.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (16.67%) MCSE
3 24 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (9.20%) CCNA
4 16 (9.20%) MCP
5 13 (7.47%) MCSA
6 10 (5.75%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (4.02%) A+ Certification
7 7 (4.02%) CCENT
7 7 (4.02%) Degree
8 5 (2.87%) CompTIA Security+
8 5 (2.87%) Network+ Certification
8 5 (2.87%) Security Cleared
8 5 (2.87%) Server+ Certification
8 5 (2.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.30%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.72%) CCNP
10 3 (1.72%) Dell Certification
10 3 (1.72%) Linux+ Certification
10 3 (1.72%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (15.52%) SLA
2 2 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 112 (64.37%) Active Directory
2 61 (35.06%) Hyper-V
3 59 (33.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (11.49%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (7.47%) VMware Workstation
6 7 (4.02%) vSphere
7 6 (3.45%) XenApp
7 6 (3.45%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.87%) BitLocker
8 5 (2.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (2.87%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (2.87%) VirtualBox
9 4 (2.30%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (1.15%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.57%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 30 (17.24%) SCCM
2 20 (11.49%) Backup Exec
3 10 (5.75%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (4.02%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (3.45%) SCOM
5 6 (3.45%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (2.87%) WSUS
7 4 (2.30%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.15%) DameWare
8 2 (1.15%) OpenView
8 2 (1.15%) OVSD
9 1 (0.57%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.57%) AppManager
9 1 (0.57%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 109 (62.64%) Microsoft
2 66 (37.93%) VMware
3 50 (28.74%) Citrix
4 35 (20.11%) Cisco
5 18 (10.34%) Dell
6 17 (9.77%) Veeam
7 16 (9.20%) HP
8 11 (6.32%) Oracle
9 10 (5.75%) McAfee
10 6 (3.45%) Apple
10 6 (3.45%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.87%) Bloomberg
11 5 (2.87%) CQG
11 5 (2.87%) Fidessa
11 5 (2.87%) ION Trading
11 5 (2.87%) MobileIron
11 5 (2.87%) Patsystems
11 5 (2.87%) Reuters
12 4 (2.30%) Capita
12 4 (2.30%) Trayport