Period
to 15 October 2021

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 15 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 804 594 553
Rank change year-on-year -210 -41 -7
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 241 98 668
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.20% 0.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.10% 0.95% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 175 89 589
10th Percentile £20,650 £19,750 £21,250
25th Percentile £24,000 £23,500 £24,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £30,000 £35,000 £30,000
Median % change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% +1.69%
75th Percentile £35,250 £47,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £51,250 £48,750 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £26,500 £29,000
% change year-on-year +13.21% -8.62% +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 21,834 10,283 31,620
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.46% 21.46% 22.98%
Number of salaries quoted 15,479 8,615 25,362
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,750 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,375 £64,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +9.76% +0.06%

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 15 October 2021.

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 15 October 2021. 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 -199 209 £29,500 -15.71% 61
UK excluding London -119 201 £30,000 +13.21% 53
North of England -119 47 £25,000 +8.70% 13
London -236 38 £32,500 -28.96% 12
Midlands -91 35 £29,500 - 14
South West -73 31 £27,500 +8.91% 8
East of England -84 30 £27,000 -36.47% 5
Scotland - 29 £52,500 - 3
South East -177 28 £31,250 -30.56% 9
East Midlands - 26 £31,500 - 3
Yorkshire -96 22 £22,000 +2.33% 6
North West -86 19 £25,000 -16.67% 7
Work from Home -262 18 £32,500 -30.11% 3
West Midlands -93 9 £24,000 - 10
North East -37 6 £43,500 +87.10%
Wales -52 1 £32,500 +4.00%

For the 6 months to 15 October 2021, 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.

1 241 (100.00%) Windows
2 204 (84.65%) Windows 7
3 194 (80.50%) Windows 10
4 170 (70.54%) Microsoft
5 156 (64.73%) Active Directory
6 122 (50.62%) Microsoft Office
6 122 (50.62%) Microsoft 365
7 106 (43.98%) Windows Server
8 86 (35.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 75 (31.12%) Problem-Solving
9 75 (31.12%) Social Skills
10 72 (29.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 71 (29.46%) VMware
12 53 (21.99%) TCP/IP
12 53 (21.99%) Hyper-V
13 50 (20.75%) VMware Infrastructure
13 50 (20.75%) ITIL
14 49 (20.33%) MS Exchange
15 48 (19.92%) Windows Server 2016
16 47 (19.50%) Analytical Skills
16 47 (19.50%) WAN
17 41 (17.01%) Windows Server 2019
18 40 (16.60%) VPN
19 39 (16.18%) Cisco
20 38 (15.77%) Firewall
20 38 (15.77%) Azure
21 36 (14.94%) DNS
21 36 (14.94%) SQL
21 36 (14.94%) Security Cleared
22 33 (13.69%) Finance

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 49 (20.33%) MS Exchange
2 30 (12.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (6.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (4.98%) nginx
5 9 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (3.32%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.49%) CMS
8 5 (2.07%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.24%) IIS
10 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 122 (50.62%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (9.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (7.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.49%) InDesign
4 6 (2.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.49%) Shopify
2 3 (1.24%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 122 (50.62%) Microsoft 365
2 38 (15.77%) Azure
3 10 (4.15%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (2.49%) Cloudflare
4 6 (2.49%) GitHub
4 6 (2.49%) Mimecast
5 4 (1.66%) SaaS
6 3 (1.24%) AWS
6 3 (1.24%) IaaS
7 2 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.83%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 53 (21.99%) TCP/IP
2 47 (19.50%) WAN
3 40 (16.60%) VPN
4 38 (15.77%) Firewall
5 36 (14.94%) DNS
6 31 (12.86%) LAN
7 28 (11.62%) DHCP
8 22 (9.13%) Wireless
9 21 (8.71%) Internet
10 19 (7.88%) Skype
11 15 (6.22%) Cisco IOS
12 14 (5.81%) VLAN
13 12 (4.98%) Remote Desktop
14 6 (2.49%) Asterisk PBX
14 6 (2.49%) Reverse Proxy
14 6 (2.49%) VoIP
15 5 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
16 3 (1.24%) Broadband
17 2 (0.83%) SNMP
17 2 (0.83%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (5.39%) MSI
2 9 (3.73%) AdminStudio
3 6 (2.49%) Cactus
3 6 (2.49%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.49%) gulp
3 6 (2.49%) webpack
4 4 (1.66%) JIRA
General
1 75 (31.12%) Social Skills
2 47 (19.50%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (13.69%) Finance
4 23 (9.54%) Organisational Skills
5 18 (7.47%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 16 (6.64%) Retail
7 15 (6.22%) Banking
7 15 (6.22%) Law
8 14 (5.81%) Documentation Skills
9 8 (3.32%) Manufacturing
10 6 (2.49%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (2.07%) German Language
12 4 (1.66%) Presentation Skills
12 4 (1.66%) Public Sector
13 3 (1.24%) Games
14 2 (0.83%) French Language
14 2 (0.83%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.83%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.41%) Police
Job Titles
1 40 (16.60%) IT Support
2 38 (15.77%) Support Technician
3 37 (15.35%) Analyst
3 37 (15.35%) Desktop Support
4 29 (12.03%) Support Engineer
5 25 (10.37%) IT Engineer
6 23 (9.54%) IT Technician
7 22 (9.13%) IT Support Technician
8 21 (8.71%) 2nd Line Support
9 19 (7.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 19 (7.88%) Support Analyst
10 17 (7.05%) Service Analyst
11 16 (6.64%) Service Desk Analyst
11 16 (6.64%) Windows Engineer
12 15 (6.22%) Desktop Support Technician
12 15 (6.22%) Desktop Technician
13 14 (5.81%) Desktop Specialist
13 14 (5.81%) Desktop Support Specialist
13 14 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (5.81%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.49%) Ajax
1 6 (2.49%) CSS
1 6 (2.49%) HTML
1 6 (2.49%) jQuery
1 6 (2.49%) JSON
1 6 (2.49%) Laravel
1 6 (2.49%) Node.js
1 6 (2.49%) PHP-FPM
1 6 (2.49%) Sass
1 6 (2.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 6 (2.49%) XML
2 5 (2.07%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.30%) Driving Licence
1 20 (8.30%) Video Conferencing
2 17 (7.05%) iPad
2 17 (7.05%) iPhone
3 15 (6.22%) Blackberry
4 10 (4.15%) Analytical Mindset
5 6 (2.49%) Blog
5 6 (2.49%) Fat Client
5 6 (2.49%) Mobile Computing
5 6 (2.49%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.66%) HP Storage
6 4 (1.66%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.24%) Social Media
8 2 (0.83%) EPoS
9 1 (0.41%) CCTV
9 1 (0.41%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.41%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.41%) Replication
9 1 (0.41%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 241 (100.00%) Windows
2 204 (84.65%) Windows 7
3 194 (80.50%) Windows 10
4 106 (43.98%) Windows Server
5 86 (35.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 72 (29.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (19.92%) Windows Server 2016
8 41 (17.01%) Windows Server 2019
9 31 (12.86%) Android
10 26 (10.79%) Mac OS X
11 16 (6.64%) Apple iOS
11 16 (6.64%) Windows XP
12 14 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (2.49%) Linux
14 4 (1.66%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.83%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (31.12%) Problem-Solving
2 50 (20.75%) ITIL
3 32 (13.28%) Asset Management
4 21 (8.71%) Service Delivery
5 20 (8.30%) Line Management
5 20 (8.30%) Mathematics
6 16 (6.64%) ITSM
7 15 (6.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 13 (5.39%) Incident Management
9 12 (4.98%) Application Virtualisation
10 11 (4.56%) Service Management
10 11 (4.56%) Software Deployment
11 9 (3.73%) Cybersecurity
11 9 (3.73%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (3.73%) Workflow
12 8 (3.32%) E-Commerce
12 8 (3.32%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (3.32%) Time Management
13 7 (2.90%) OOP
14 6 (2.49%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 36 (14.94%) SQL
2 20 (8.30%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.98%) VB
3 12 (4.98%) VBScript
4 6 (2.49%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.49%) PHP
5 2 (0.83%) C
5 2 (0.83%) C#
Qualifications
1 36 (14.94%) Security Cleared
2 24 (9.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (8.30%) MCSE
4 19 (7.88%) Degree
5 15 (6.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (5.39%) MCP
7 6 (2.49%) MCITP
7 6 (2.49%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.66%) DBS Check
8 4 (1.66%) MCSA
9 2 (0.83%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.83%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (11.62%) SLA
2 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 156 (64.73%) Active Directory
2 53 (21.99%) Hyper-V
3 50 (20.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (6.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 14 (5.81%) XenApp
6 12 (4.98%) XenDesktop
7 11 (4.56%) VirtualBox
8 9 (3.73%) vSphere
9 3 (1.24%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.41%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 23 (9.54%) SCCM
2 11 (4.56%) WMI
3 10 (4.15%) Sysprep
4 9 (3.73%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 7 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (2.49%) HAProxy
6 6 (2.49%) Nagios
7 5 (2.07%) SolarWinds Orion
7 5 (2.07%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.83%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.83%) WSUS
9 1 (0.41%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 170 (70.54%) Microsoft
2 71 (29.46%) VMware
3 39 (16.18%) Cisco
4 30 (12.45%) Veeam
5 26 (10.79%) Apple
6 23 (9.54%) Remedy
7 22 (9.13%) Citrix
8 12 (4.98%) HP
9 11 (4.56%) ServiceNow
9 11 (4.56%) Sophos
10 8 (3.32%) Adobe
11 7 (2.90%) SonicWALL
12 6 (2.49%) CommVault
12 6 (2.49%) Dell
12 6 (2.49%) Google
12 6 (2.49%) Oracle
12 6 (2.49%) Veritas
13 5 (2.07%) Snow
13 5 (2.07%) SolarWinds
14 4 (1.66%) Xerox