Period
to 29 July 2017

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 29 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 441 320 282
Rank change year-on-year -121 -38 +95
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 1188 2017 2575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 1.00% 1.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.70% 3.92% 4.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1094 1792 2200
UK median annual salary £27,500 £28,000 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.79% -1.75% -5.00%
10th Percentile £19,250 £20,000 £19,750
90th Percentile £46,425 £47,500 £51,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,000 £26,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year -5.66% -3.64% -

Windows 8 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 44017 51390 58700
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.65% 25.53% 26.59%
Number of salaries quoted 36102 43707 49205
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%

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 29 July 2017.

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 29 July 2017. 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 -129 1124 £28,000 - 87
UK excluding London -97 763 £25,000 -5.66% 62
London -94 409 £32,500 +8.33% 26
South East -100 273 £25,000 -12.28% 18
North of England +30 176 £23,500 - 21
Midlands -27 111 £26,500 -5.36% 10
East of England -37 105 £27,000 +1.89% 4
North West +17 103 £23,500 -6.00% 10
West Midlands -15 79 £26,500 -11.67% 7
Yorkshire +5 62 £22,500 - 7
South West -68 53 £23,000 -4.17% 8
East Midlands 0 33 £25,000 +8.70% 3
Wales +13 29 £24,500 -19.67% 1
Scotland -4 14 £20,250 -19.80%
North East +28 11 £20,000 -68.41% 4
Northern Ireland -8 2 £26,250 +5.00%

For the 6 months to 29 July 2017, 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 1188 (100.00%) Windows
2 925 (77.86%) Windows 7
3 909 (76.52%) Active Directory
4 725 (61.03%) Microsoft
5 619 (52.10%) Windows 10
6 573 (48.23%) Windows Server
7 504 (42.42%) MS Exchange
8 462 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 441 (37.12%) Microsoft Office
10 421 (35.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 414 (34.85%) Office 365
12 398 (33.50%) VMware
13 293 (24.66%) Citrix
14 288 (24.24%) ITIL
15 272 (22.90%) DNS
16 271 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
17 248 (20.88%) DHCP
18 238 (20.03%) Hyper-V
18 238 (20.03%) Exchange Server 2010
19 232 (19.53%) Firewall
20 215 (18.10%) Windows XP
21 210 (17.68%) TCP/IP
22 209 (17.59%) Exchange Server 2013
23 206 (17.34%) Cisco
24 194 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification
25 171 (14.39%) SQL
26 162 (13.64%) SLA
27 132 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
28 129 (10.86%) WAN
29 128 (10.77%) 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
1 504 (42.42%) MS Exchange
2 238 (20.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 209 (17.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 94 (7.91%) SharePoint
5 92 (7.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 63 (5.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 62 (5.22%) Skype for Business
8 60 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2003
9 54 (4.55%) IIS
10 18 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
11 15 (1.26%) Apache
11 15 (1.26%) SharePoint Server
12 10 (0.84%) MS Project Server
12 10 (0.84%) SAS
13 8 (0.67%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
16 2 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 441 (37.12%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (2.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (1.77%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.084%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.25%) assyst
4 3 (0.25%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.084%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.084%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.084%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.084%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 414 (34.85%) Office 365
2 92 (7.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (1.60%) G Suite
4 14 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (1.18%) Mimecast
5 8 (0.67%) IaaS
6 5 (0.42%) PaaS
6 5 (0.42%) SaaS
7 4 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.34%) iTunes
8 3 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.25%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.084%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.084%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.084%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.084%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.084%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.084%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.084%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 272 (22.90%) DNS
2 248 (20.88%) DHCP
3 232 (19.53%) Firewall
4 210 (17.68%) TCP/IP
5 129 (10.86%) WAN
6 127 (10.69%) LAN
7 103 (8.67%) VoIP
8 101 (8.50%) VPN
9 94 (7.91%) SAN
10 70 (5.89%) Internet
11 66 (5.56%) VLAN
12 52 (4.38%) Wireless
13 46 (3.87%) Skype
14 36 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
15 23 (1.94%) iSCSI
16 19 (1.60%) WLAN
17 18 (1.52%) SNMP
17 18 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
18 15 (1.26%) Network Security
18 15 (1.26%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (10.77%) SQL Server
2 59 (4.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (0.42%) MySQL
6 5 (0.42%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.17%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.17%) Big Data
8 2 (0.17%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.17%) MS Access
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.084%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.084%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (0.93%) MSI
3 9 (0.76%) AdminStudio
4 7 (0.59%) InstallShield
4 7 (0.59%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 2 (0.17%) Fiddler
5 2 (0.17%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.17%) gulp
5 2 (0.17%) ReSharper
5 2 (0.17%) Subversion
5 2 (0.17%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.17%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.084%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.084%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.084%) Xcode
General
1 126 (10.61%) Finance
2 46 (3.87%) Telecoms
3 41 (3.45%) Legal
4 32 (2.69%) Law
4 32 (2.69%) Manufacturing
5 17 (1.43%) Advertising
6 13 (1.09%) Banking
7 12 (1.01%) Retail
8 10 (0.84%) Marketing
9 9 (0.76%) Electronics
10 7 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.51%) Automotive
12 5 (0.42%) Back Office
12 5 (0.42%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.34%) French Language
13 4 (0.34%) Games
14 2 (0.17%) Local Government
15 1 (0.084%) German Language
15 1 (0.084%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.084%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 338 (28.45%) Analyst
2 327 (27.53%) Support Engineer
3 270 (22.73%) IT Support
4 205 (17.26%) Support Analyst
5 171 (14.39%) IT Engineer
6 161 (13.55%) Desktop Support
7 156 (13.13%) 2nd Line Support
8 127 (10.69%) IT Support Engineer
9 118 (9.93%) Service Analyst
10 109 (9.18%) IT Analyst
11 107 (9.01%) Service Desk Analyst
12 106 (8.92%) 1st Line Support
13 89 (7.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 88 (7.41%) IT Support Analyst
15 77 (6.48%) IT Technician
16 74 (6.23%) Desktop Engineer
17 69 (5.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 69 (5.81%) Windows Engineer
18 65 (5.47%) Support Technician
19 63 (5.30%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (1.68%) .NET
2 18 (1.52%) Web Services
3 12 (1.01%) 802.1X
3 12 (1.01%) HTML
4 11 (0.93%) WCF
5 9 (0.76%) ASP.NET
5 9 (0.76%) iOS SDK
6 7 (0.59%) Silverlight
7 5 (0.42%) Software Packaging
8 4 (0.34%) JSON
8 4 (0.34%) SOAP
8 4 (0.34%) XML
9 3 (0.25%) BREW
9 3 (0.25%) CSS
9 3 (0.25%) Flash
9 3 (0.25%) J2ME
9 3 (0.25%) Middleware
9 3 (0.25%) OpenGL
9 3 (0.25%) SVG
9 3 (0.25%) UIQ
Miscellaneous
1 124 (10.44%) Blackberry
2 75 (6.31%) Driving Licence
3 57 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (3.79%) iPhone
5 41 (3.45%) Computer Science
6 40 (3.37%) Management Information System
7 28 (2.36%) iPad
8 24 (2.02%) Smartphone
8 24 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
9 21 (1.77%) Replication
10 18 (1.52%) CMDB
11 14 (1.18%) Public Cloud
12 12 (1.01%) N-Tier
13 11 (0.93%) Data Centre
13 11 (0.93%) Mobile App
14 8 (0.67%) e-Learning
14 8 (0.67%) Podcast
14 8 (0.67%) User Experience
15 7 (0.59%) Clustering
15 7 (0.59%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1188 (100.00%) Windows
2 925 (77.86%) Windows 7
3 619 (52.10%) Windows 10
4 573 (48.23%) Windows Server
5 462 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 421 (35.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 215 (18.10%) Windows XP
8 132 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 71 (5.98%) Linux
10 64 (5.39%) Windows Vista
11 62 (5.22%) Android
12 61 (5.13%) Apple iOS
13 50 (4.21%) Mac OS X
14 41 (3.45%) Mac OS
15 32 (2.69%) Windows 2000 Server
16 19 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 13 (1.09%) Unix
18 8 (0.67%) Windows 2000
19 6 (0.51%) Solaris
19 6 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (24.24%) ITIL
2 49 (4.12%) Service Delivery
3 45 (3.79%) Root Cause Analysis
4 44 (3.70%) Mentoring
5 43 (3.62%) ITIL V3
5 43 (3.62%) Project Management
6 41 (3.45%) CRM
7 38 (3.20%) ERP
8 37 (3.11%) Problem Management
9 36 (3.03%) Service Management
10 32 (2.69%) Migration
11 30 (2.53%) Disaster Recovery
12 29 (2.44%) Time Management
13 28 (2.36%) Kalman Filter
14 26 (2.19%) E-Commerce
15 22 (1.85%) High Availability
15 22 (1.85%) Mobile Device Management
16 21 (1.77%) Change Management
16 21 (1.77%) Presales
17 20 (1.68%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 171 (14.39%) SQL
2 84 (7.07%) PowerShell
3 28 (2.36%) C#
4 22 (1.85%) VB
5 13 (1.09%) VBScript
6 11 (0.93%) C
7 9 (0.76%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.59%) Java
8 7 (0.59%) Shell Script
8 7 (0.59%) VB.NET
9 5 (0.42%) Python
10 4 (0.34%) C++
11 3 (0.25%) Korn
11 3 (0.25%) Perl
11 3 (0.25%) PHP
12 2 (0.17%) Bourne shell
12 2 (0.17%) C-shell
12 2 (0.17%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.17%) XAML
13 1 (0.084%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 194 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 123 (10.35%) Degree
3 111 (9.34%) MCSE
4 77 (6.48%) MCP
5 50 (4.21%) A+ Certification
6 48 (4.04%) MCSA
7 47 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
8 43 (3.62%) CCNA
9 33 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
10 28 (2.36%) DBS Check
11 27 (2.27%) MCITP
12 24 (2.02%) Security Cleared
13 23 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
13 23 (1.94%) HND
14 18 (1.52%) MCDST
15 16 (1.35%) CCNP
15 16 (1.35%) GNVQ
16 15 (1.26%) SC Cleared
17 14 (1.18%) Master's Degree
18 12 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (13.64%) SLA
2 3 (0.25%) QA
3 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.084%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.084%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.084%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.084%) PMO
System Software
1 909 (76.52%) Active Directory
2 271 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 238 (20.03%) Hyper-V
4 105 (8.84%) XenApp
5 55 (4.63%) vSphere
6 49 (4.12%) XenDesktop
7 38 (3.20%) Virtual Machines
8 36 (3.03%) VirtualBox
9 24 (2.02%) Terminal Services
10 15 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (1.18%) Terminal Server
12 10 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
12 10 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 7 (0.59%) BitLocker
15 7 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
17 2 (0.17%) BlackBerry Internet Service
17 2 (0.17%) Squid
Systems Management
1 125 (10.52%) SCCM
2 63 (5.30%) Backup Exec
3 42 (3.54%) Norton AntiVirus
4 31 (2.61%) WSUS
5 18 (1.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 15 (1.26%) NetBackup
7 11 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 10 (0.84%) AirWatch
8 10 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
8 10 (0.84%) SCOM
9 9 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 9 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (0.76%) SmoothWall
10 5 (0.42%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.42%) XenMobile
11 4 (0.34%) HP Data Protector
11 4 (0.34%) Jamf Pro
11 4 (0.34%) SCSM
11 4 (0.34%) ZENworks
12 3 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 725 (61.03%) Microsoft
2 398 (33.50%) VMware
3 293 (24.66%) Citrix
4 206 (17.34%) Cisco
5 125 (10.52%) HP
6 107 (9.01%) Apple
7 90 (7.58%) Symantec
8 81 (6.82%) Veeam
9 72 (6.06%) Dell
10 44 (3.70%) Avaya
11 29 (2.44%) Meraki
12 27 (2.27%) EMC
13 26 (2.19%) Remedy
14 25 (2.10%) Sophos
15 24 (2.02%) Adobe
15 24 (2.02%) Google
16 22 (1.85%) Oracle
17 21 (1.77%) Draytek
17 21 (1.77%) Red Hat
18 18 (1.52%) iManage
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Middlesex
onezeero.
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East Riding
Head Resourcing
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
RM plc
Salary: £19000 - £20000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £22,000 + £Bonus + Microsoft Training!
Posted: 19 hours ago
South East
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £32,000 + Microsoft Training!
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
UK
Morson International
Salary: £27000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + Pension Bonus / 30
Posted: 19 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Energon People
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000.00 - £34000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
RM plc
Salary: £15000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
RM plc
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Great Benefits!
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Benefits!
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Imperative People
Salary: £40000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Salary: From £24,000 to £26,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Drayton, Middlesex
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £28-34,000 + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Benefits!
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + benfits & training
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £Neg p/a plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aviva
Salary: Salary starting from £28,200
Posted: 4 days ago