Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 427 353 295
Rank change year-on-year -74 -58 -11
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 1,203 1,494 2,363
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.86% 1.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.87% 3.50% 4.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,109 1,333 2,138
UK median annual salary £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.51% -5.00%
10th Percentile £19,125 £19,500 £20,250
90th Percentile £51,478 £47,250 £50,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,000 £26,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year -3.85% -5.45% -

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 41,953 42,627 54,617
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.19% 24.42% 26.18%
Number of salaries quoted 34,310 35,966 46,171
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +1.15% +2.35%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,677 £24,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +6.67%

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 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 -74 1,132 £27,500 - 151
UK excluding London -35 842 £25,000 -3.85% 120
London -100 339 £32,000 - 38
South East -40 314 £28,500 +9.62% 36
North of England -47 137 £23,500 +2.17% 28
Midlands -1 128 £22,500 -15.09% 15
South West +4 108 £23,250 -13.89% 19
East of England +13 106 £25,500 -2.49% 15
East Midlands +48 77 £22,500 -32.84% 8
North West -30 77 £23,500 +2.17% 16
Yorkshire +9 56 £25,000 +8.70% 11
West Midlands -41 51 £24,000 -7.69% 7
Wales +37 38 £27,500 -8.33% 3
Scotland -34 11 £20,750 -24.55% 4
North East -17 4 £23,250 +5.68% 1
Northern Ireland -22 1 £30,000 -4.00%

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 1,203 (100.00%) Windows
2 958 (79.63%) Windows 7
3 819 (68.08%) Active Directory
4 727 (60.43%) Microsoft
5 689 (57.27%) Windows 10
6 618 (51.37%) Windows Server
7 567 (47.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 503 (41.81%) Office 365
9 477 (39.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 452 (37.57%) Microsoft Office
11 425 (35.33%) MS Exchange
12 412 (34.25%) VMware
13 337 (28.01%) ITIL
14 320 (26.60%) VMware Infrastructure
15 307 (25.52%) Firewall
16 270 (22.44%) Citrix
17 265 (22.03%) Hyper-V
18 246 (20.45%) DNS
19 231 (19.20%) Exchange Server 2010
20 225 (18.70%) Microsoft Certification
21 221 (18.37%) Exchange Server 2013
22 204 (16.96%) DHCP
23 186 (15.46%) SQL
24 181 (15.05%) Cisco
24 181 (15.05%) Microsoft Azure
25 172 (14.30%) TCP/IP
26 164 (13.63%) SQL Server
27 156 (12.97%) Windows XP
28 150 (12.47%) LAN
29 149 (12.39%) 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
1 425 (35.33%) MS Exchange
2 231 (19.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 221 (18.37%) Exchange Server 2013
4 81 (6.73%) SharePoint
5 59 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 39 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2003
7 38 (3.16%) IIS
8 36 (2.99%) Skype for Business
9 25 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 12 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.58%) Apache
12 6 (0.50%) Confluence
12 6 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.42%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.25%) WordPress
15 2 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2000
15 2 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 452 (37.57%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.50%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (0.25%) InVision
6 2 (0.17%) Stata
7 1 (0.083%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.33%) assyst
2 4 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.25%) Rolfe and Nolan
4 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.083%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.083%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.083%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.083%) Relativity
5 1 (0.083%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 503 (41.81%) Office 365
2 181 (15.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (2.49%) G Suite
5 25 (2.08%) IaaS
6 23 (1.91%) Mimecast
7 16 (1.33%) PaaS
8 7 (0.58%) Amazon S3
8 7 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (0.50%) SaaS
10 5 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
10 5 (0.42%) SoftLayer
11 4 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.25%) AWS CloudTrail
12 3 (0.25%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.17%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.083%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 307 (25.52%) Firewall
2 246 (20.45%) DNS
3 204 (16.96%) DHCP
4 172 (14.30%) TCP/IP
5 150 (12.47%) LAN
6 149 (12.39%) WAN
7 84 (6.98%) SAN
8 80 (6.65%) VPN
9 67 (5.57%) VLAN
10 64 (5.32%) Internet
11 61 (5.07%) VoIP
12 59 (4.90%) Wireless
13 38 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
14 32 (2.66%) Remote Desktop
15 31 (2.58%) WLAN
16 26 (2.16%) SSL
17 23 (1.91%) Skype
18 22 (1.83%) NAS
19 18 (1.50%) HTTP
20 16 (1.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (13.63%) SQL Server
2 49 (4.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 46 (3.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
5 16 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (0.75%) MySQL
6 9 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (0.58%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.25%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.17%) Big Data
9 2 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.17%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.17%) QlikView
9 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.083%) DB2
10 1 (0.083%) Informix
10 1 (0.083%) Ingres
10 1 (0.083%) MS Access
10 1 (0.083%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (1.08%) Git (software)
2 12 (1.00%) Visual Studio
3 10 (0.83%) JIRA
4 7 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.50%) Axure RP
6 4 (0.33%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.33%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.25%) AdminStudio
7 3 (0.25%) MSI
8 2 (0.17%) Wise Package Studio
8 2 (0.17%) Xcode
9 1 (0.083%) AutoIt
9 1 (0.083%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.083%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.083%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.083%) Selenium
9 1 (0.083%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.083%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.083%) Subversion
General
1 115 (9.56%) Finance
2 60 (4.99%) Telecoms
3 31 (2.58%) Law
4 30 (2.49%) Retail
5 25 (2.08%) Banking
6 23 (1.91%) Legal
7 22 (1.83%) Manufacturing
8 20 (1.66%) Advertising
9 13 (1.08%) Marketing
10 10 (0.83%) Games
11 9 (0.75%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.50%) Electronics
13 3 (0.25%) Back Office
13 3 (0.25%) German Language
14 1 (0.083%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.083%) Hindi Language
14 1 (0.083%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.083%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.083%) Tamil Language
14 1 (0.083%) Urdu Language
Job Titles
1 365 (30.34%) Support Engineer
2 322 (26.77%) Analyst
3 255 (21.20%) IT Support
4 236 (19.62%) Support Analyst
5 190 (15.79%) IT Engineer
6 168 (13.97%) Desktop Support
7 139 (11.55%) 2nd Line Support
8 133 (11.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 122 (10.14%) IT Support Engineer
10 113 (9.39%) 1st Line Support
11 97 (8.06%) IT Analyst
12 91 (7.56%) Service Analyst
13 87 (7.23%) IT Support Analyst
14 82 (6.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 78 (6.48%) Service Desk Analyst
16 73 (6.07%) IT Technician
17 70 (5.82%) 3rd Line Support
18 68 (5.65%) 1st Line Engineer
18 68 (5.65%) 1st Line Support Engineer
18 68 (5.65%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (2.49%) HTML
2 25 (2.08%) .NET
3 20 (1.66%) CSS
4 15 (1.25%) SOAP
5 14 (1.16%) JSON
5 14 (1.16%) XML
6 13 (1.08%) EDI
7 10 (0.83%) HTML5
7 10 (0.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (0.75%) WCF
9 7 (0.58%) AngularJS
9 7 (0.58%) CSS3
9 7 (0.58%) Web Services
10 5 (0.42%) Middleware
11 4 (0.33%) FIX Protocol
11 4 (0.33%) Software Packaging
12 2 (0.17%) Cocoa
12 2 (0.17%) MAPI
13 1 (0.083%) CGI
13 1 (0.083%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 81 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (6.23%) Blackberry
3 61 (5.07%) Driving Licence
4 38 (3.16%) iPhone
5 33 (2.74%) Computer Science
6 26 (2.16%) Management Information System
7 24 (2.00%) Analytical Mindset
8 23 (1.91%) Data Centre
9 20 (1.66%) User Experience
10 17 (1.41%) N-Tier
11 15 (1.25%) Clustering
11 15 (1.25%) iPad
11 15 (1.25%) Smartphone
11 15 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
12 14 (1.16%) Fintech
13 13 (1.08%) RSA SecurID
14 10 (0.83%) Handset
15 9 (0.75%) CCTV
16 8 (0.67%) Replication
17 7 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,203 (100.00%) Windows
2 958 (79.63%) Windows 7
3 689 (57.27%) Windows 10
4 618 (51.37%) Windows Server
5 567 (47.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 477 (39.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 156 (12.97%) Windows XP
8 149 (12.39%) Mac OS X
9 103 (8.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 79 (6.57%) Linux
11 68 (5.65%) Apple iOS
12 67 (5.57%) Android
13 48 (3.99%) Mac OS
14 38 (3.16%) Windows Vista
15 20 (1.66%) Windows Phone
16 15 (1.25%) CentOS
17 13 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 13 (1.08%) Ubuntu
18 12 (1.00%) Unix
18 12 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (28.01%) ITIL
2 57 (4.74%) Time Management
3 47 (3.91%) Migration
3 47 (3.91%) Service Delivery
4 40 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 34 (2.83%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (2.74%) Mentoring
6 33 (2.74%) Service Management
7 31 (2.58%) Disaster Recovery
8 30 (2.49%) Patch Management
9 29 (2.41%) CRM
10 27 (2.24%) Continuous Improvement
10 27 (2.24%) Document Management
11 26 (2.16%) Presales
12 25 (2.08%) Kalman Filter
13 23 (1.91%) ITIL V3
14 22 (1.83%) ITIL V2
15 21 (1.75%) Asset Management
16 19 (1.58%) Change Management
16 19 (1.58%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 186 (15.46%) SQL
2 79 (6.57%) PowerShell
3 18 (1.50%) C#
4 16 (1.33%) C
4 16 (1.33%) JavaScript
5 11 (0.91%) Objective-C
5 11 (0.91%) Python
6 10 (0.83%) Apple Swift
7 8 (0.67%) Perl
8 7 (0.58%) Bash Shell
8 7 (0.58%) C++
8 7 (0.58%) TypeScript
8 7 (0.58%) VB.NET
8 7 (0.58%) VBScript
9 6 (0.50%) VB
10 5 (0.42%) Embedded C++
10 5 (0.42%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.33%) PHP
12 3 (0.25%) Java
12 3 (0.25%) Korn
Qualifications
1 225 (18.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 130 (10.81%) MCSE
3 103 (8.56%) Degree
4 91 (7.56%) MCP
5 69 (5.74%) MCSA
6 52 (4.32%) CCNA
6 52 (4.32%) Cisco Certification
7 50 (4.16%) MCITP
8 43 (3.57%) A+ Certification
9 29 (2.41%) DBS Check
10 25 (2.08%) CCNP
11 18 (1.50%) Security Cleared
12 17 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
14 11 (0.91%) SC Cleared
15 9 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (0.58%) MCTS
17 5 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 5 (0.42%) MCDST
18 4 (0.33%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (9.89%) SLA
2 12 (1.00%) QA
3 10 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.42%) COBIT
6 3 (0.25%) PMO
7 2 (0.17%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.083%) GDPR
System Software
1 819 (68.08%) Active Directory
2 320 (26.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 265 (22.03%) Hyper-V
4 77 (6.40%) XenApp
5 68 (5.65%) VirtualBox
6 62 (5.15%) XenDesktop
7 31 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
9 19 (1.58%) vSphere
10 14 (1.16%) Terminal Services
11 12 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
12 10 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.58%) Firmware
13 7 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
14 5 (0.42%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.33%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.33%) Docker
16 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 99 (8.23%) SCCM
2 34 (2.83%) Backup Exec
3 32 (2.66%) WSUS
4 25 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
5 22 (1.83%) SCOM
6 14 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 13 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
8 12 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (0.67%) vCenter Server
10 7 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.58%) Puppet
11 5 (0.42%) Jamf Pro
11 5 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (0.42%) WMI
11 5 (0.42%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.33%) Ansible
12 4 (0.33%) Nagios
12 4 (0.33%) Nessus
12 4 (0.33%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.33%) Nmap
Vendors
1 727 (60.43%) Microsoft
2 412 (34.25%) VMware
3 270 (22.44%) Citrix
4 181 (15.05%) Cisco
5 129 (10.72%) Apple
6 86 (7.15%) HP
7 51 (4.24%) Dell
8 47 (3.91%) Veeam
9 29 (2.41%) Avaya
10 28 (2.33%) Symantec
11 27 (2.24%) Google
12 24 (2.00%) NetApp
13 21 (1.75%) Red Hat
14 20 (1.66%) EMC
15 19 (1.58%) iManage
16 18 (1.50%) McAfee
17 17 (1.41%) Meraki
18 16 (1.33%) Oracle
18 16 (1.33%) Sophos
19 15 (1.25%) Remedy