Period
to 23 April 2018

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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 488 422 310
Rank change year-on-year -66 -112 -35
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 1,010 1,230 2,182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.72% 1.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.41% 2.97% 4.13%
Number of salaries quoted 931 1,122 1,989
UK median annual salary £28,500 £27,500 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.64% -1.79% -3.45%
10th Percentile £19,250 £19,250 £19,750
90th Percentile £51,250 £48,625 £50,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,485 £25,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year +1.94% -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 41,851 41,421 52,893
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.61% 24.19% 26.02%
Number of salaries quoted 34,160 34,890 44,710
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +2.30% +2.35%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 23 April 2018.

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 23 April 2018. 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 -75 957 £28,500 +3.64% 156
UK excluding London -43 676 £25,485 +1.94% 115
London -100 309 £33,500 +4.69% 49
South East -31 265 £29,250 +15.91% 38
Midlands 0 112 £25,000 -16.67% 12
East of England -21 102 £25,000 -3.10% 15
North of England -69 90 £25,000 +8.70% 31
South West +5 80 £23,250 -10.58% 11
East Midlands +27 57 £25,000 -25.37% 7
West Midlands -18 55 £31,000 +12.73% 5
Yorkshire +16 54 £23,750 +7.95% 9
North West -58 34 £25,000 +2.04% 19
Wales +17 21 £31,500 +23.53% 3
Scotland -28 9 £32,375 +24.52% 5
North East -28 2 £27,750 +35.37% 3

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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 1,010 (100.00%) Windows
2 790 (78.22%) Windows 7
3 655 (64.85%) Active Directory
4 616 (60.99%) Microsoft
5 581 (57.52%) Windows 10
6 525 (51.98%) Windows Server
7 463 (45.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 449 (44.46%) Office 365
9 390 (38.61%) Microsoft Office
10 383 (37.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 307 (30.40%) VMware
12 305 (30.20%) MS Exchange
13 269 (26.63%) ITIL
14 240 (23.76%) Citrix
15 226 (22.38%) Firewall
16 225 (22.28%) VMware Infrastructure
17 214 (21.19%) Hyper-V
18 180 (17.82%) SQL
19 172 (17.03%) Microsoft Certification
20 168 (16.63%) DNS
21 166 (16.44%) Exchange Server 2010
22 162 (16.04%) Cisco
23 161 (15.94%) Exchange Server 2013
24 160 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
25 154 (15.25%) TCP/IP
26 148 (14.65%) DHCP
27 146 (14.46%) Microsoft Azure
28 139 (13.76%) LAN
29 138 (13.66%) WAN
30 124 (12.28%) SQL Server

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
1 305 (30.20%) MS Exchange
2 166 (16.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 161 (15.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 66 (6.53%) SharePoint
5 44 (4.36%) IIS
6 28 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 24 (2.38%) Skype for Business
8 14 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 11 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (0.89%) Apache
10 9 (0.89%) IBM Notes
11 7 (0.69%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.50%) Confluence
13 3 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.30%) WordPress
14 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2000
15 1 (0.099%) JBoss
15 1 (0.099%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.099%) WebLogic
15 1 (0.099%) WebSphere
Applications
1 390 (38.61%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.59%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (0.40%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.40%) Stata
6 3 (0.30%) InVision
7 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.099%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.099%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.099%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.099%) Revit
8 1 (0.099%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.099%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.89%) Elite 3E
2 4 (0.40%) Rolfe and Nolan
3 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.099%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.099%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.099%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.099%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 449 (44.46%) Office 365
2 146 (14.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (3.17%) Mimecast
5 23 (2.28%) G Suite
6 14 (1.39%) IaaS
7 13 (1.29%) SaaS
8 7 (0.69%) PaaS
9 5 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.30%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.30%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.30%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.099%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.099%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 226 (22.38%) Firewall
2 168 (16.63%) DNS
3 154 (15.25%) TCP/IP
4 148 (14.65%) DHCP
5 139 (13.76%) LAN
6 138 (13.66%) WAN
7 69 (6.83%) VPN
8 68 (6.73%) SAN
9 63 (6.24%) VoIP
10 59 (5.84%) VLAN
11 55 (5.45%) Wireless
12 42 (4.16%) Internet
13 38 (3.76%) Wi-Fi
14 31 (3.07%) Remote Desktop
15 28 (2.77%) NAS
16 23 (2.28%) NetScaler
17 18 (1.78%) SSL
18 17 (1.68%) HTTP
19 16 (1.58%) Network Security
20 15 (1.49%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.50%) Big Data
7 5 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.40%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.40%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.40%) MySQL
8 4 (0.40%) QlikView
8 4 (0.40%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.20%) MS Access
10 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.099%) DB2
11 1 (0.099%) Informix
Development Applications
1 11 (1.09%) Git (software)
2 9 (0.89%) JIRA
3 7 (0.69%) MSI
4 6 (0.59%) Axure RP
4 6 (0.59%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.59%) Wise Package Studio
5 5 (0.50%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.20%) GitLab
6 2 (0.20%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.20%) Subversion
6 2 (0.20%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.20%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.20%) Xcode
7 1 (0.099%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.099%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.099%) Selenium
7 1 (0.099%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.099%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.099%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 115 (11.39%) Finance
2 35 (3.47%) Advertising
3 34 (3.37%) Retail
4 26 (2.57%) Law
4 26 (2.57%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.38%) Games
6 22 (2.18%) Legal
7 19 (1.88%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.78%) Banking
9 14 (1.39%) Marketing
10 9 (0.89%) German Language
11 8 (0.79%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.40%) Electronics
13 3 (0.30%) Back Office
13 3 (0.30%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.20%) Billing
15 1 (0.099%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.099%) Japanese Language
15 1 (0.099%) Military
15 1 (0.099%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 309 (30.59%) Support Engineer
2 208 (20.59%) Analyst
3 183 (18.12%) IT Support
4 155 (15.35%) IT Engineer
5 135 (13.37%) Desktop Support
6 133 (13.17%) Support Analyst
7 131 (12.97%) 2nd Line Support
8 116 (11.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 84 (8.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 80 (7.92%) IT Support Engineer
11 71 (7.03%) Desktop Engineer
12 68 (6.73%) IT Analyst
12 68 (6.73%) Service Analyst
13 67 (6.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 65 (6.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 64 (6.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 64 (6.34%) Support Technician
16 60 (5.94%) Service Desk Analyst
17 56 (5.54%) IT Technician
18 55 (5.45%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.87%) HTML
2 18 (1.78%) CSS
3 15 (1.49%) .NET
4 12 (1.19%) Web Services
5 11 (1.09%) XML
6 10 (0.99%) JSON
6 10 (0.99%) SOAP
6 10 (0.99%) X-Windows
7 9 (0.89%) EDI
8 8 (0.79%) HTML5
8 8 (0.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (0.69%) Middleware
10 5 (0.50%) AngularJS
10 5 (0.50%) CSS3
10 5 (0.50%) FIX Protocol
10 5 (0.50%) WCF
11 3 (0.30%) REST
12 2 (0.20%) iOS SDK
12 2 (0.20%) MAPI
13 1 (0.099%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 68 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (5.64%) Blackberry
3 54 (5.35%) Self-Motivation
4 36 (3.56%) Data Centre
5 26 (2.57%) Computer Science
6 25 (2.48%) Driving Licence
7 24 (2.38%) iPhone
8 22 (2.18%) Management Information System
9 21 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
10 15 (1.49%) iPad
10 15 (1.49%) Replication
11 14 (1.39%) Fintech
11 14 (1.39%) NHS
12 13 (1.29%) Smartphone
13 12 (1.19%) Clustering
13 12 (1.19%) User Experience
14 11 (1.09%) CCTV
15 10 (0.99%) Client/Server
16 9 (0.89%) RSA SecurID
16 9 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,010 (100.00%) Windows
2 790 (78.22%) Windows 7
3 581 (57.52%) Windows 10
4 525 (51.98%) Windows Server
5 463 (45.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 383 (37.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 109 (10.79%) Mac OS X
8 108 (10.69%) Windows XP
9 73 (7.23%) Android
10 63 (6.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 58 (5.74%) Apple iOS
12 54 (5.35%) Linux
13 33 (3.27%) Mac OS
14 26 (2.57%) Windows Vista
15 16 (1.58%) Windows 2000 Server
16 15 (1.49%) Windows Mobile
17 11 (1.09%) Unix
18 10 (0.99%) CentOS
18 10 (0.99%) Ubuntu
18 10 (0.99%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (26.63%) ITIL
2 160 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
3 42 (4.16%) Service Management
4 41 (4.06%) Service Delivery
5 36 (3.56%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (3.37%) Migration
7 33 (3.27%) Mentoring
8 30 (2.97%) Time Management
9 26 (2.57%) Disaster Recovery
10 25 (2.48%) Asset Management
10 25 (2.48%) Incident Management
11 24 (2.38%) ITIL V3
11 24 (2.38%) Manual Testing
12 20 (1.98%) Patch Management
12 20 (1.98%) Presales
12 20 (1.98%) Root Cause Analysis
13 19 (1.88%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (1.88%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (1.49%) Project Management
14 15 (1.49%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 180 (17.82%) SQL
2 47 (4.65%) PowerShell
3 21 (2.08%) C#
4 14 (1.39%) JavaScript
5 12 (1.19%) C
6 11 (1.09%) Objective-C
7 9 (0.89%) Apple Swift
7 9 (0.89%) C++
7 9 (0.89%) VBScript
8 8 (0.79%) Perl
8 8 (0.79%) Python
9 7 (0.69%) Embedded C++
9 7 (0.69%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.50%) Java
10 5 (0.50%) TypeScript
10 5 (0.50%) VB
10 5 (0.50%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.30%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.30%) PHP
12 2 (0.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 172 (17.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 94 (9.31%) MCSE
3 61 (6.04%) Degree
4 60 (5.94%) MCSA
5 46 (4.55%) MCP
6 42 (4.16%) MCITP
7 27 (2.67%) Security Cleared
8 25 (2.48%) CCNA
8 25 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (1.68%) A+ Certification
10 16 (1.58%) SC Cleared
11 13 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (1.09%) MCTS
14 9 (0.89%) DBS Check
15 8 (0.79%) CISSP
16 7 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
16 7 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
16 7 (0.69%) PMI Certification
17 6 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (11.39%) SLA
2 15 (1.49%) COBIT
3 14 (1.39%) PMO
4 13 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.99%) GDPR
5 10 (0.99%) QA
6 7 (0.69%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.50%) PSD2
8 4 (0.40%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 655 (64.85%) Active Directory
2 225 (22.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 214 (21.19%) Hyper-V
4 79 (7.82%) XenApp
5 63 (6.24%) XenDesktop
6 55 (5.45%) VirtualBox
7 31 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
8 26 (2.57%) vSphere
9 12 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
10 11 (1.09%) Firmware
11 9 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.69%) BitLocker
14 6 (0.59%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.59%) XenServer
15 5 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
15 5 (0.50%) ISA Server
15 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.30%) NFS
Systems Management
1 104 (10.30%) SCCM
2 40 (3.96%) Backup Exec
3 32 (3.17%) WSUS
4 17 (1.68%) SCOM
5 13 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
6 10 (0.99%) AirWatch
6 10 (0.99%) WMI
7 9 (0.89%) Jamf Pro
8 8 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (0.79%) vCenter Server
9 6 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (0.59%) XenMobile
10 4 (0.40%) HP SIM
11 3 (0.30%) Ansible
11 3 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.30%) Puppet
11 3 (0.30%) SCSM
11 3 (0.30%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 616 (60.99%) Microsoft
2 307 (30.40%) VMware
3 240 (23.76%) Citrix
4 162 (16.04%) Cisco
5 108 (10.69%) Apple
6 86 (8.51%) HP
7 35 (3.47%) Dell
8 30 (2.97%) Veeam
9 29 (2.87%) WatchGuard
10 28 (2.77%) Avaya
11 25 (2.48%) Meraki
11 25 (2.48%) Symantec
12 24 (2.38%) McAfee
13 23 (2.28%) NetApp
14 19 (1.88%) Oracle
15 18 (1.78%) EMC
15 18 (1.78%) Google
16 16 (1.58%) Red Hat
16 16 (1.58%) SolarWinds
17 13 (1.29%) Canon