Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 595 530 533
Rank change year-on-year -65 +3 -89
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 102 661 857
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.49% 0.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.96% 2.12% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 99 598 823
Median annual salary £37,500 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £19,750 £21,250 £19,250
90th Percentile £48,750 £54,825 £51,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £26,500 £29,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year -8.62% +5.45% +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 10,623 31,142 37,545
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.47% 22.91% 22.95%
Number of salaries quoted 8,781 24,708 30,267
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,797 £41,000
% change year-on-year +10.30% -0.50% +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 27 October 2020.

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 27 October 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 -45 99 £39,000 +30.00% 16
UK excluding London -12 73 £26,500 -8.62% 18
South East +85 33 £35,000 +11.11% 5
London +91 27 £46,500 +43.08% 2
North of England +66 22 £23,000 -17.86% 1
Yorkshire +70 11 £21,500 -28.33%
South West +79 8 £34,000 +25.93% 3
North East +27 8 £23,250 +8.14% 1
Work from Home +17 6 £46,500 +47.62% 1
East of England +102 5 £42,500 +41.67%
North West +89 3 £30,000 +20.00%
Midlands +65 3 £26,250 -4.55% 5
West Midlands +69 2 £25,000 - 5
Wales +47 2 £31,250 +26.26%
East Midlands +51 1 £27,500 -8.33%

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 102 (100.00%) Windows
2 91 (89.22%) Windows 7
3 82 (80.39%) Active Directory
4 72 (70.59%) Office 365
4 72 (70.59%) Windows 10
5 70 (68.63%) Microsoft
6 68 (66.67%) Windows Server
7 54 (52.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 52 (50.98%) Windows Server 2016
9 46 (45.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 45 (44.12%) Microsoft Office
11 44 (43.14%) VMware
12 37 (36.27%) Hyper-V
13 35 (34.31%) Azure
14 32 (31.37%) VMware Infrastructure
15 29 (28.43%) Citrix
15 29 (28.43%) DNS
16 27 (26.47%) DHCP
17 26 (25.49%) MS Exchange
18 24 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
18 24 (23.53%) ITIL
19 23 (22.55%) Firewall
19 23 (22.55%) Veeam
20 22 (21.57%) Backup Exec
21 21 (20.59%) MCSE
21 21 (20.59%) Cisco
22 19 (18.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 18 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
23 18 (17.65%) Project Delivery
23 18 (17.65%) PowerShell

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 26 (25.49%) MS Exchange
2 18 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
3 15 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (6.86%) SharePoint
4 7 (6.86%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 45 (44.12%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.94%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 72 (70.59%) Office 365
2 35 (34.31%) Azure
3 7 (6.86%) Mimecast
4 4 (3.92%) AWS
5 2 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 29 (28.43%) DNS
2 27 (26.47%) DHCP
3 23 (22.55%) Firewall
4 17 (16.67%) VPN
5 16 (15.69%) SAN
6 15 (14.71%) LAN
7 14 (13.73%) TCP/IP
8 11 (10.78%) WAN
9 9 (8.82%) Internet
10 7 (6.86%) VLAN
11 6 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (5.88%) iSCSI
11 6 (5.88%) Network Security
11 6 (5.88%) Unified Communications
11 6 (5.88%) VoIP
12 4 (3.92%) NetScaler
13 3 (2.94%) FIX Connectivity
13 3 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (2.94%) Skype
13 3 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.84%) Amazon RDS
1 8 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.94%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.96%) Blockchain
4 2 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (0.98%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.96%) JIRA
General
1 15 (14.71%) Finance
2 1 (0.98%) Banking
2 1 (0.98%) Law
2 1 (0.98%) Legal
2 1 (0.98%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (30.39%) Support Engineer
2 22 (21.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 19 (18.63%) IT Engineer
3 19 (18.63%) IT Support
4 15 (14.71%) 2nd Line Support
4 15 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (13.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 13 (12.75%) 3rd Line Support
7 12 (11.76%) Analyst
8 11 (10.78%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (10.78%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (8.82%) 1st Line Support
9 9 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (6.86%) 1st Line Engineer
10 7 (6.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (6.86%) Support Analyst
11 6 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
11 6 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
11 6 (5.88%) IT Technician
11 6 (5.88%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.94%) FIX Protocol
1 3 (2.94%) WSH
2 2 (1.96%) LDAP
3 1 (0.98%) Ajax
3 1 (0.98%) CSS
3 1 (0.98%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.88%) Driving Licence
2 5 (4.90%) Clustering
3 4 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.94%) Equities
4 3 (2.94%) Eurex
4 3 (2.94%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (2.94%) Reinsurance
4 3 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.96%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.98%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.98%) iPad
6 1 (0.98%) iPhone
6 1 (0.98%) Replication
6 1 (0.98%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 102 (100.00%) Windows
2 91 (89.22%) Windows 7
3 72 (70.59%) Windows 10
4 68 (66.67%) Windows Server
5 54 (52.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (50.98%) Windows Server 2016
7 46 (45.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (13.73%) Linux
9 10 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (8.82%) Windows Server 2019
11 7 (6.86%) Mac OS X
12 6 (5.88%) Android
12 6 (5.88%) Solaris
13 5 (4.90%) Unix
14 4 (3.92%) Apple iOS
15 3 (2.94%) HPUX
15 3 (2.94%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (2.94%) SUSE
15 3 (2.94%) Ubuntu
15 3 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.53%) ITIL
2 19 (18.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 18 (17.65%) Project Delivery
4 9 (8.82%) Mobile Device Management
5 8 (7.84%) Kalman Filter
6 7 (6.86%) Proactive Maintenance
6 7 (6.86%) Project Management
7 6 (5.88%) Business Continuity
7 6 (5.88%) ITIL V3
7 6 (5.88%) Web Filtering
8 4 (3.92%) Change Management
8 4 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.92%) Migration
8 4 (3.92%) Network Load Balancing
8 4 (3.92%) OO
8 4 (3.92%) OOP
8 4 (3.92%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.92%) Time Management
9 3 (2.94%) ERP
9 3 (2.94%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 11 (10.78%) SQL
3 4 (3.92%) VB
4 3 (2.94%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.94%) Perl
4 3 (2.94%) Python
4 3 (2.94%) VBScript
5 2 (1.96%) R
5 2 (1.96%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.98%) PHP
6 1 (0.98%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (20.59%) MCSE
3 8 (7.84%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (6.86%) CCNA
5 6 (5.88%) MCSA
5 6 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.92%) A+ Certification
7 3 (2.94%) MCITP
7 3 (2.94%) MCP
7 3 (2.94%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.94%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.96%) CCENT
8 2 (1.96%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.96%) Linux+ Certification
8 2 (1.96%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (1.96%) RHCE
8 2 (1.96%) RHCSA
8 2 (1.96%) Server+ Certification
8 2 (1.96%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.78%) SLA
2 2 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 82 (80.39%) Active Directory
2 37 (36.27%) Hyper-V
3 32 (31.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (12.75%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (6.86%) vSphere
5 7 (6.86%) XenApp
5 7 (6.86%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.92%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (2.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (2.94%) Terminal Services
7 3 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.94%) VirtualBox
7 3 (2.94%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.98%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 22 (21.57%) Backup Exec
2 13 (12.75%) SCCM
3 3 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.96%) WSUS
5 1 (0.98%) DameWare
5 1 (0.98%) Nessus
5 1 (0.98%) OpenView
5 1 (0.98%) OVSD
5 1 (0.98%) SCOM
5 1 (0.98%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 70 (68.63%) Microsoft
2 44 (43.14%) VMware
3 29 (28.43%) Citrix
4 23 (22.55%) Veeam
5 21 (20.59%) Cisco
6 12 (11.76%) HP
7 11 (10.78%) Dell
8 8 (7.84%) Remedy
9 6 (5.88%) Asigra
9 6 (5.88%) NetApp
9 6 (5.88%) SolarWinds
10 5 (4.90%) McAfee
10 5 (4.90%) Oracle
11 4 (3.92%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.94%) Adobe
12 3 (2.94%) Avaya
12 3 (2.94%) Bloomberg
12 3 (2.94%) EMC
12 3 (2.94%) Fidessa
12 3 (2.94%) Reuters