Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 530 522 454
Rank change year-on-year -8 -68 -76
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 582 784 1,131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.52% 0.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.13% 2.24% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 493 702 1,053
UK median annual salary £28,000 £30,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £19,750 £19,875 £19,125
90th Percentile £47,500 £50,000 £48,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -3.85%

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 27,308 35,023 42,676
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.07% 23.15% 24.20%
Number of salaries quoted 21,936 28,138 35,044
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,575 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 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 +3 550 £28,000 -6.67% 133
UK excluding London +42 454 £27,500 - 122
South East +64 143 £28,000 +1.82% 43
London -12 118 £33,500 +6.35% 19
North of England +54 117 £27,500 +14.58% 17
Midlands +1 75 £31,000 +3.33% 21
South West +49 69 £25,500 +2.00% 14
Yorkshire +52 57 £37,500 +59.57% 5
East Midlands +56 45 £35,000 +13.82% 8
North West +37 44 £22,500 -6.25% 11
West Midlands -23 30 £24,500 -14.78% 13
East of England -12 28 £27,000 -6.09% 20
North East +21 16 £21,500 -18.10% 1
Scotland +40 11 £25,000 -39.76% 2
Wales +2 9 £27,500 -21.43% 5
Northern Ireland +15 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 582 (100.00%) Windows
2 426 (73.20%) Windows 7
3 409 (70.27%) Windows 10
4 358 (61.51%) Microsoft
5 351 (60.31%) Active Directory
6 313 (53.78%) Office 365
7 232 (39.86%) Windows Server
8 203 (34.88%) Microsoft Office
9 197 (33.85%) VMware
10 184 (31.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 171 (29.38%) ITIL
12 170 (29.21%) Windows Server 2008
13 165 (28.35%) VMware Infrastructure
14 162 (27.84%) Hyper-V
15 146 (25.09%) DNS
16 143 (24.57%) Firewall
17 140 (24.05%) Citrix
18 131 (22.51%) Microsoft Certification
18 131 (22.51%) MS Exchange
19 130 (22.34%) DHCP
20 120 (20.62%) Azure
21 97 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
22 94 (16.15%) SCCM
23 87 (14.95%) Cisco
24 85 (14.60%) SLA
24 85 (14.60%) SQL Server
25 83 (14.26%) TCP/IP
26 79 (13.57%) LAN
27 76 (13.06%) WAN
28 73 (12.54%) VoIP

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
1 131 (22.51%) MS Exchange
2 67 (11.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 64 (11.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 60 (10.31%) SharePoint
5 35 (6.01%) Skype for Business
6 22 (3.78%) IIS
7 10 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (1.37%) Confluence
9 6 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.86%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.34%) Apache
13 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 203 (34.88%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (6.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (3.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (2.23%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.34%) Rolfe and Nolan
4 1 (0.17%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 313 (53.78%) Office 365
2 120 (20.62%) Azure
3 43 (7.39%) AWS
4 12 (2.06%) SaaS
5 11 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (1.89%) OneDrive
6 8 (1.37%) GCP
7 7 (1.20%) G Suite
7 7 (1.20%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.86%) PaaS
8 5 (0.86%) Serverless
9 4 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.69%) Power Platform
9 4 (0.69%) PowerApps
10 2 (0.34%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 146 (25.09%) DNS
2 143 (24.57%) Firewall
3 130 (22.34%) DHCP
4 83 (14.26%) TCP/IP
5 79 (13.57%) LAN
6 76 (13.06%) WAN
7 73 (12.54%) VoIP
8 53 (9.11%) Wireless
9 51 (8.76%) VPN
10 39 (6.70%) SAN
11 37 (6.36%) Internet
12 34 (5.84%) Skype
13 30 (5.15%) Remote Desktop
14 20 (3.44%) VLAN
15 19 (3.26%) NetScaler
16 12 (2.06%) Unified Communications
17 11 (1.89%) Cisco IOS
18 10 (1.72%) NAS
19 8 (1.37%) Fibre Channel
19 8 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (14.60%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 8 (1.37%) DB2
4 8 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (0.86%) Geospatial Data
7 4 (0.69%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.17%) MySQL
10 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (2.23%) MSI
2 11 (1.89%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.89%) Subversion
2 11 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.55%) InstallShield
3 9 (1.55%) JIRA
4 8 (1.37%) Android Studio
4 8 (1.37%) Ant
4 8 (1.37%) Eclipse
4 8 (1.37%) IntelliJ
4 8 (1.37%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.37%) JUnit
4 8 (1.37%) Maven
4 8 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.52%) Bugzilla
5 3 (0.52%) Chocolatey
5 3 (0.52%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 44 (7.56%) Finance
2 39 (6.70%) Public Sector
3 29 (4.98%) Retail
4 21 (3.61%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.75%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.23%) Legal
7 7 (1.20%) Local Government
7 7 (1.20%) Publishing
8 5 (0.86%) German Language
8 5 (0.86%) Marketing
9 4 (0.69%) Law
10 3 (0.52%) Banking
11 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.17%) Automotive
12 1 (0.17%) Back Office
12 1 (0.17%) Games
12 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 174 (29.90%) Support Engineer
2 122 (20.96%) IT Support
3 111 (19.07%) Analyst
4 97 (16.67%) IT Engineer
5 91 (15.64%) 2nd Line Support
6 74 (12.71%) Support Analyst
7 72 (12.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 69 (11.86%) IT Support Engineer
9 65 (11.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 58 (9.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 56 (9.62%) Desktop Support
12 46 (7.90%) 3rd Line Support
13 41 (7.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 40 (6.87%) Desktop Engineer
15 35 (6.01%) Service Analyst
16 29 (4.98%) Service Desk Analyst
17 28 (4.81%) Field Engineer
18 27 (4.64%) 1st Line Support
19 26 (4.47%) 1st/2nd Line Support
19 26 (4.47%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.89%) JSON
2 10 (1.72%) HTML
2 10 (1.72%) XML
3 8 (1.37%) Ajax
3 8 (1.37%) CSS
3 8 (1.37%) CSS3
3 8 (1.37%) Dropwizard
3 8 (1.37%) Hibernate
3 8 (1.37%) HTML5
3 8 (1.37%) J2EE
3 8 (1.37%) JAXB
3 8 (1.37%) JDBC
3 8 (1.37%) JDOM
3 8 (1.37%) JPA
3 8 (1.37%) jQuery
3 8 (1.37%) REST
3 8 (1.37%) Spring
3 8 (1.37%) Spring Boot
3 8 (1.37%) Struts
3 8 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.04%) Data Centre
2 37 (6.36%) Driving Licence
3 26 (4.47%) Management Information System
4 23 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (3.78%) Smartphone
6 20 (3.44%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.72%) Clustering
8 10 (1.72%) CMDB
8 10 (1.72%) iPhone
8 10 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (1.37%) iPad
9 8 (1.37%) Replication
10 7 (1.20%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.20%) Handset
11 5 (0.86%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (0.86%) Mobile Computing
11 5 (0.86%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 582 (100.00%) Windows
2 426 (73.20%) Windows 7
3 409 (70.27%) Windows 10
4 232 (39.86%) Windows Server
5 184 (31.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 170 (29.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 73 (12.54%) Linux
8 45 (7.73%) Windows XP
9 32 (5.50%) Mac OS X
10 31 (5.33%) Android
11 29 (4.98%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (3.61%) Apple iOS
13 15 (2.58%) Mac OS
14 10 (1.72%) Windows Vista
15 9 (1.55%) Unix
16 6 (1.03%) Solaris
17 5 (0.86%) CentOS
18 4 (0.69%) SUSE
19 3 (0.52%) Debian
19 3 (0.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (29.38%) ITIL
2 97 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 65 (11.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 49 (8.42%) Incident Management
5 38 (6.53%) Time Management
6 34 (5.84%) Service Management
7 29 (4.98%) Proactive Monitoring
8 24 (4.12%) Mentoring
8 24 (4.12%) Project Management
8 24 (4.12%) Service Delivery
9 20 (3.44%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (3.44%) Migration
10 19 (3.26%) Customer Requirements
10 19 (3.26%) Proactive Maintenance
11 18 (3.09%) ITSM
12 17 (2.92%) Project Delivery
13 16 (2.75%) Continuous Improvement
13 16 (2.75%) Root Cause Analysis
14 15 (2.58%) Capacity Management
14 15 (2.58%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 68 (11.68%) SQL
2 40 (6.87%) PowerShell
3 15 (2.58%) C#
4 12 (2.06%) Java
5 11 (1.89%) Python
6 8 (1.37%) Java 8
6 8 (1.37%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.03%) C++
7 6 (1.03%) VB
8 5 (0.86%) C
9 3 (0.52%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.52%) Perl
9 3 (0.52%) R
10 1 (0.17%) PHP
10 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.17%) VBA
10 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 131 (22.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (8.93%) MCSA
2 52 (8.93%) MCSE
3 50 (8.59%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (7.04%) CCNA
5 38 (6.53%) Degree
6 24 (4.12%) Security Cleared
7 23 (3.95%) CCNP
7 23 (3.95%) MCP
8 21 (3.61%) A+ Certification
9 18 (3.09%) MCITP
9 18 (3.09%) SC Cleared
10 13 (2.23%) DBS Check
11 10 (1.72%) CCENT
12 9 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.55%) MCDST
13 8 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (1.20%) MCTS
15 6 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 5 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (14.60%) SLA
2 21 (3.61%) QA
3 7 (1.20%) COBIT
4 5 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.52%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 351 (60.31%) Active Directory
2 165 (28.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 162 (27.84%) Hyper-V
4 38 (6.53%) XenApp
5 30 (5.15%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (4.64%) vSphere
7 18 (3.09%) XenDesktop
8 16 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (2.75%) VirtualBox
9 11 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 9 (1.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 8 (1.37%) Docker
12 8 (1.37%) Firmware
13 6 (1.03%) Terminal Server
14 5 (0.86%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.69%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 94 (16.15%) SCCM
2 28 (4.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (2.75%) Backup Exec
4 14 (2.41%) WSUS
5 8 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (1.37%) XenMobile
6 7 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (1.20%) SCVMM
6 7 (1.20%) vCenter Server
7 6 (1.03%) Failover Clustering
7 6 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.69%) Nessus
9 3 (0.52%) Nagios
9 3 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.34%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.34%) DameWare
10 2 (0.34%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.34%) OpenView
10 2 (0.34%) OVSD
10 2 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 358 (61.51%) Microsoft
2 197 (33.85%) VMware
3 140 (24.05%) Citrix
4 87 (14.95%) Cisco
5 60 (10.31%) Apple
6 50 (8.59%) HP
7 38 (6.53%) Dell
8 35 (6.01%) Veeam
9 34 (5.84%) Oracle
10 16 (2.75%) Novell
10 16 (2.75%) Remedy
11 15 (2.58%) Samsung
12 14 (2.41%) ServiceNow
13 12 (2.06%) Mitel
13 12 (2.06%) Symantec
13 12 (2.06%) WatchGuard
14 11 (1.89%) Capita
14 11 (1.89%) McAfee
15 10 (1.72%) Meraki
16 9 (1.55%) Google