Period
to 14 April 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 14 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 746 571 526
Rank change year-on-year -175 -45 -33
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 103 463 773
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.41% 0.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.63% 1.91% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 81 393 677
10th Percentile £19,000 £19,325 £20,750
25th Percentile £21,000 £23,250 £23,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% - +7.14%
75th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £42,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £48,750 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year -5.45% - +8.98%

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 16,287 24,193 34,432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.56% 21.39% 23.11%
Number of salaries quoted 13,189 19,726 27,788
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,821
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 14 April 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 14 April 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 -148 96 £28,500 -5.00% 27
UK excluding London -149 80 £26,000 -5.45% 22
North of England -19 24 £25,500 -7.27% 7
South West -26 21 £35,500 +39.22%
London +69 20 £35,000 -6.67% 8
South East -13 17 £20,500 -31.67% 2
Yorkshire -15 14 £20,500 -45.33% 2
East of England +45 7 £22,000 -15.38% 1
North East +1 7 £25,500 +10.87% 1
Scotland +5 5 £52,500 +118.75% 3
Midlands -26 5 £28,750 -8.00% 9
North West +13 3 £27,500 +15.79% 4
West Midlands -8 3 £30,000 +44.58% 2
Work from Home -127 3 £30,000 -42.86%
East Midlands -7 2 £27,500 -27.15% 7
Wales +25 1 - -

For the 6 months to 14 April 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.

1 103 (100.00%) Windows
2 91 (88.35%) Windows 7
3 85 (82.52%) Windows 10
4 75 (72.82%) Active Directory
5 66 (64.08%) Microsoft 365
6 63 (61.17%) Microsoft
7 50 (48.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 47 (45.63%) Microsoft Office
9 43 (41.75%) Windows Server
10 38 (36.89%) Azure
11 36 (34.95%) Windows Server 2008
12 35 (33.98%) MS Exchange
13 32 (31.07%) Windows Server 2016
14 29 (28.16%) DNS
15 28 (27.18%) VMware
16 25 (24.27%) DHCP
17 23 (22.33%) VPN
18 22 (21.36%) Firewall
18 22 (21.36%) VMware Infrastructure
19 21 (20.39%) AWS
19 21 (20.39%) ITIL
20 20 (19.42%) Exchange Server 2010
21 19 (18.45%) Exchange Server 2013
21 19 (18.45%) Citrix
22 17 (16.50%) Hyper-V
23 16 (15.53%) Finance
24 15 (14.56%) Windows Server 2003
24 15 (14.56%) Exchange Server 2007
24 15 (14.56%) Problem-Solving
25 14 (13.59%) 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 35 (33.98%) MS Exchange
2 20 (19.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (18.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (14.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (8.74%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (6.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 47 (45.63%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 66 (64.08%) Microsoft 365
2 38 (36.89%) Azure
3 21 (20.39%) AWS
4 8 (7.77%) Mimecast
5 3 (2.91%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.97%) Google Workspace
6 1 (0.97%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 29 (28.16%) DNS
2 25 (24.27%) DHCP
3 23 (22.33%) VPN
4 22 (21.36%) Firewall
5 11 (10.68%) TCP/IP
6 10 (9.71%) VLAN
7 9 (8.74%) WAN
8 8 (7.77%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (5.83%) VoIP
10 5 (4.85%) Internet
10 5 (4.85%) SAN
11 4 (3.88%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (2.91%) LAN
13 2 (1.94%) ADSL
13 2 (1.94%) Cisco ISE
13 2 (1.94%) MPLS
13 2 (1.94%) Skype
13 2 (1.94%) VSAN
13 2 (1.94%) Wireless
14 1 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.91%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.97%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.91%) MSI
2 2 (1.94%) Rational Team Concert
3 1 (0.97%) AdminStudio
General
1 16 (15.53%) Finance
2 3 (2.91%) Billing
2 3 (2.91%) Law
3 2 (1.94%) Local Government
3 2 (1.94%) Public Sector
4 1 (0.97%) Legal
4 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.97%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (28.16%) Support Engineer
2 22 (21.36%) 2nd Line Support
3 18 (17.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 18 (17.48%) IT Support
4 13 (12.62%) Analyst
5 12 (11.65%) IT Engineer
5 12 (11.65%) IT Support Engineer
6 11 (10.68%) Support Analyst
7 10 (9.71%) 1st Line Engineer
7 10 (9.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 8 (7.77%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 8 (7.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (7.77%) Consultant
8 8 (7.77%) Deskside Engineer
8 8 (7.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (7.77%) Service Desk Engineer
9 7 (6.80%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (6.80%) Project Consultant
10 6 (5.83%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 6 (5.83%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.97%) Ajax
1 1 (0.97%) CSS
1 1 (0.97%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.65%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.80%) Driving Licence
3 6 (5.83%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.91%) Replication
5 2 (1.94%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.94%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.94%) Fibre Optics
5 2 (1.94%) iPad
5 2 (1.94%) iPhone
5 2 (1.94%) Life Science
5 2 (1.94%) SCADA
5 2 (1.94%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.97%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 103 (100.00%) Windows
2 91 (88.35%) Windows 7
3 85 (82.52%) Windows 10
4 50 (48.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (41.75%) Windows Server
6 36 (34.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (31.07%) Windows Server 2016
8 15 (14.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (12.62%) Windows Server 2019
10 8 (7.77%) Android
11 7 (6.80%) Linux
12 4 (3.88%) Apple iOS
13 3 (2.91%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.97%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.39%) ITIL
2 15 (14.56%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (11.65%) Asset Management
4 10 (9.71%) Mentoring
5 8 (7.77%) Incident Management
5 8 (7.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (7.77%) Problem Management
6 7 (6.80%) Line Management
6 7 (6.80%) Service Delivery
7 6 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (4.85%) Collaborative Working
8 5 (4.85%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (3.88%) Application Virtualisation
9 4 (3.88%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (3.88%) Logistics
9 4 (3.88%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (3.88%) Service Management
9 4 (3.88%) Service-Level Objective
9 4 (3.88%) Thought Leadership
9 4 (3.88%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.59%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.85%) VB
3 3 (2.91%) SQL
3 3 (2.91%) VBScript
4 1 (0.97%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.97%) PHP
4 1 (0.97%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (11.65%) CCNA
1 12 (11.65%) Cisco Certification
1 12 (11.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (9.71%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.80%) MCSE
3 7 (6.80%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.85%) MCP
5 4 (3.88%) Degree
6 2 (1.94%) CCNP
6 2 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.94%) MCSA
6 2 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.97%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.97%) CISM
7 1 (0.97%) CISSP
7 1 (0.97%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.97%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.74%) SLA
2 4 (3.88%) QA
System Software
1 75 (72.82%) Active Directory
2 22 (21.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (16.50%) Hyper-V
4 10 (9.71%) XenDesktop
5 8 (7.77%) XenApp
6 6 (5.83%) BitLocker
7 4 (3.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (3.88%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (3.88%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.91%) vSphere
9 2 (1.94%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (1.94%) VMware NSX
9 2 (1.94%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.97%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (13.59%) Microsoft Intune
2 9 (8.74%) SCCM
3 5 (4.85%) WMI
4 4 (3.88%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.94%) Sysprep
5 2 (1.94%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.97%) Nessus
6 1 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 63 (61.17%) Microsoft
2 28 (27.18%) VMware
3 19 (18.45%) Citrix
4 14 (13.59%) Cisco
5 13 (12.62%) Remedy
6 11 (10.68%) ServiceNow
7 10 (9.71%) Sophos
8 5 (4.85%) Meraki
8 5 (4.85%) Palo Alto
8 5 (4.85%) Veeam
9 4 (3.88%) Juniper
9 4 (3.88%) Symantec
10 3 (2.91%) Avaya
10 3 (2.91%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.91%) Draytek
10 3 (2.91%) McAfee
10 3 (2.91%) WatchGuard
11 2 (1.94%) Brocade
11 2 (1.94%) Fortinet
11 2 (1.94%) SolarWinds