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 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 429 298 290
Rank change year-on-year -131 -8  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 539 1119 1242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 1.08% 1.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.58% 4.16% 4.18%
Number of salaries quoted 477 977 1035
Median salary £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £46,050 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year -5.66% -3.63%  

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 20895 26921 29727
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.29% 25.95% 26.86%
Number of salaries quoted 17534 22777 24849
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows 8
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Windows 8 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -133 508 £27,500 - 79
London -67 175 £31,000 +3.33% 19
South East -90 127 £25,000 -9.09% 15
East of England -21 57 £25,800 -2.64% 7
Surrey +17 50 £22,000 -20.00% 5
North West -17 43 £23,500 -6.00% 12
City of London +37 38 £30,000 -6.25% 2
West Midlands -10 37 £30,000 - 8
Hampshire -13 29 £28,000 +5.66% 3
South West -41 28 £20,000 -14.89% 7
Cheshire +7 21 £31,500 +23.52% 2
Hertfordshire -17 21 £24,000 -9.43% 5
Manchester -28 20 £23,000 -8.00% 11
East Midlands -4 18 £26,000 +10.63% 1
Yorkshire +4 17 £22,000 -2.22% 8
Guildford +11 16 £21,000 -8.69% 2
Buckinghamshire -9 16 £21,500 -4.44% 4
Cambridgeshire -6 15 £22,500 -37.50% 1
Warwickshire +30 14 £30,000 +9.09% 2
Kent -10 14 £22,500 -35.71%
Essex -19 14 £32,000 +20.75%
West Yorkshire +4 13 £24,000 +6.66% 8
Leamington Spa -6 13 £30,000 +9.09% 1
Basingstoke -11 11 £31,500 - 1
Hatfield +23 10 £24,000 -9.43% 3
Nottingham 0 9 £25,000 -6.54%
Nottinghamshire -2 9 £31,250 +38.88% 1
Cambridge -6 9 £22,500 -37.50%
Fareham +21 8 £25,500 +24.39% 2
Epsom +20 8 £17,500 -22.22% 1

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 1226 (100.00%) Windows
2 970 (79.12%) Windows 7
3 833 (67.94%) Active Directory
4 761 (62.07%) Microsoft
5 601 (49.02%) Windows 10
6 506 (41.27%) Windows Server
7 468 (38.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 466 (38.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 460 (37.52%) Microsoft Office
10 440 (35.89%) MS Exchange
11 390 (31.81%) Office 365
12 384 (31.32%) VMware
13 306 (24.96%) Citrix
14 269 (21.94%) Hyper-V
15 268 (21.86%) ITIL
16 251 (20.47%) VMware Infrastructure
17 246 (20.07%) DNS
18 242 (19.74%) TCP/IP
19 235 (19.17%) Firewall
20 204 (16.64%) Exchange Server 2010
21 198 (16.15%) Cisco
21 198 (16.15%) Windows XP
22 192 (15.66%) DHCP
23 176 (14.36%) LAN
24 169 (13.78%) Microsoft Certification
24 169 (13.78%) Exchange Server 2013
25 160 (13.05%) WAN
26 159 (12.97%) SLA
27 155 (12.64%) SQL
28 132 (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
1 440 (35.89%) MS Exchange
2 204 (16.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 169 (13.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 90 (7.34%) SharePoint
5 87 (7.10%) IIS
6 83 (6.77%) Skype for Business
7 70 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 65 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2003
9 60 (4.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 18 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
11 16 (1.31%) Apache
12 12 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
14 9 (0.73%) IBM Notes
15 6 (0.49%) MS Project Server
16 5 (0.41%) SAS
17 2 (0.16%) OpenEdge
18 1 (0.082%) Confluence
18 1 (0.082%) JBoss
18 1 (0.082%) Zimbra
Applications
1 460 (37.52%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (2.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (0.82%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.082%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.082%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.082%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.082%) Revit
Business Applications
1 20 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.49%) OpenText MBPM
3 5 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.24%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.24%) Sage 50
4 3 (0.24%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.16%) Tesseract
5 2 (0.16%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.082%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.082%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.082%) Retail-J
6 1 (0.082%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 390 (31.81%) Office 365
2 126 (10.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (0.90%) Mimecast
6 6 (0.49%) G Suite
7 3 (0.24%) Akamai
7 3 (0.24%) IaaS
7 3 (0.24%) iTunes
7 3 (0.24%) PaaS
8 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.16%) SaaS
8 2 (0.16%) Slack
9 1 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.082%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 246 (20.07%) DNS
2 242 (19.74%) TCP/IP
3 235 (19.17%) Firewall
4 192 (15.66%) DHCP
5 176 (14.36%) LAN
6 160 (13.05%) WAN
7 109 (8.89%) VPN
8 107 (8.73%) VoIP
9 70 (5.71%) Internet
10 62 (5.06%) Wireless
11 55 (4.49%) VLAN
12 51 (4.16%) SAN
13 49 (4.00%) SMTP
14 43 (3.51%) SNMP
14 43 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
15 37 (3.02%) Remote Desktop
16 36 (2.94%) Skype
17 25 (2.04%) Telnet
18 20 (1.63%) Ethernet
18 20 (1.63%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (10.77%) SQL Server
2 56 (4.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 26 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (1.47%) MySQL
6 13 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
6 13 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (0.49%) Big Data
9 6 (0.49%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.24%) MS Access
12 2 (0.16%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.082%) DB2
13 1 (0.082%) FileMaker
13 1 (0.082%) QlikView
13 1 (0.082%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (1.14%) Visual Studio
2 13 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (0.82%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 6 (0.49%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.49%) MSI
5 3 (0.24%) JIRA
5 3 (0.24%) Selenium
6 2 (0.16%) Ant
6 2 (0.16%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.16%) gulp
6 2 (0.16%) ReSharper
6 2 (0.16%) WebSpeed
7 1 (0.082%) Subversion
7 1 (0.082%) Xcode
General
1 115 (9.38%) Finance
2 45 (3.67%) Telecoms
3 41 (3.34%) Legal
4 39 (3.18%) Manufacturing
5 24 (1.96%) Banking
6 23 (1.88%) Retail
7 20 (1.63%) Law
8 19 (1.55%) Advertising
9 15 (1.22%) Back Office
10 12 (0.98%) Electronics
11 9 (0.73%) Automotive
11 9 (0.73%) Publishing
12 8 (0.65%) Marketing
12 8 (0.65%) Multimedia
12 8 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.24%) Games
14 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.16%) French Language
15 1 (0.082%) Billing
15 1 (0.082%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 338 (27.57%) Support Engineer
2 303 (24.71%) Analyst
3 295 (24.06%) IT Support
4 197 (16.07%) IT Engineer
5 151 (12.32%) 2nd Line Support
6 147 (11.99%) IT Support Engineer
6 147 (11.99%) Support Analyst
7 136 (11.09%) Desktop Support
8 125 (10.20%) Service Analyst
9 119 (9.71%) Service Desk Analyst
10 91 (7.42%) 1st Line Support
11 90 (7.34%) IT Analyst
12 83 (6.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 72 (5.87%) Support Technician
14 70 (5.71%) IT Support Analyst
15 69 (5.63%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 68 (5.55%) IT Technician
17 66 (5.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 65 (5.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 65 (5.30%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.77%) HTML
2 31 (2.53%) .NET
3 22 (1.79%) ASP.NET
4 20 (1.63%) Web Services
5 12 (0.98%) iOS SDK
6 10 (0.82%) Silverlight
6 10 (0.82%) XML
7 8 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (0.65%) CSS
7 8 (0.65%) WCF
8 7 (0.57%) EDI
8 7 (0.57%) SOAP
9 6 (0.49%) BREW
9 6 (0.49%) Flash
9 6 (0.49%) J2ME
9 6 (0.49%) Middleware
9 6 (0.49%) OpenGL
9 6 (0.49%) Series 60
9 6 (0.49%) SVG
9 6 (0.49%) UIQ
Miscellaneous
1 116 (9.46%) Blackberry
2 77 (6.28%) Driving Licence
3 69 (5.63%) iPhone
4 56 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
5 55 (4.49%) Management Information System
6 42 (3.43%) Computer Science
7 40 (3.26%) iPad
8 35 (2.85%) Public Cloud
9 31 (2.53%) Data Centre
9 31 (2.53%) Video Conferencing
10 27 (2.20%) Smartphone
11 19 (1.55%) Clustering
12 15 (1.22%) CMDB
13 14 (1.14%) Mobile App
14 11 (0.90%) User Experience
15 10 (0.82%) Fat Client
15 10 (0.82%) Replication
15 10 (0.82%) Thin Client
16 8 (0.65%) PKI
16 8 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1226 (100.00%) Windows
2 970 (79.12%) Windows 7
3 601 (49.02%) Windows 10
4 506 (41.27%) Windows Server
5 468 (38.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 466 (38.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 198 (16.15%) Windows XP
8 121 (9.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 89 (7.26%) Android
10 88 (7.18%) Linux
11 70 (5.71%) Mac OS X
12 45 (3.67%) Apple iOS
13 43 (3.51%) Windows Vista
14 35 (2.85%) Mac OS
15 27 (2.20%) Windows 2000 Server
16 19 (1.55%) Unix
17 18 (1.47%) Windows Phone
18 16 (1.31%) Ubuntu
18 16 (1.31%) Windows Mobile
19 12 (0.98%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (21.86%) ITIL
2 71 (5.79%) Service Delivery
3 52 (4.24%) CRM
4 46 (3.75%) Migration
5 45 (3.67%) Service Management
6 40 (3.26%) Project Management
7 36 (2.94%) ERP
8 34 (2.77%) Disaster Recovery
8 34 (2.77%) High Availability
8 34 (2.77%) Incident Management
9 33 (2.69%) Mentoring
10 28 (2.28%) Configuration Management
11 27 (2.20%) ITIL V3
12 25 (2.04%) PRINCE2
13 24 (1.96%) Stakeholder Management
14 23 (1.88%) E-Commerce
14 23 (1.88%) Root Cause Analysis
14 23 (1.88%) Time Management
15 22 (1.79%) Line Management
15 22 (1.79%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 155 (12.64%) SQL
2 76 (6.20%) PowerShell
3 37 (3.02%) C#
4 23 (1.88%) JavaScript
5 20 (1.63%) VB
6 16 (1.31%) VB.NET
7 13 (1.06%) C
7 13 (1.06%) Java
8 12 (0.98%) Shell Script
8 12 (0.98%) VBScript
9 9 (0.73%) C++
9 9 (0.73%) T-SQL
10 6 (0.49%) Python
10 6 (0.49%) VBA
11 5 (0.41%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.41%) Groovy
12 2 (0.16%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.16%) XAML
13 1 (0.082%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.082%) Perl
Qualifications
1 169 (13.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 119 (9.71%) Degree
3 80 (6.53%) MCSE
4 77 (6.28%) MCP
5 64 (5.22%) MCSA
6 54 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
7 41 (3.34%) CCNA
7 41 (3.34%) MCITP
8 34 (2.77%) Security Cleared
9 30 (2.45%) A+ Certification
9 30 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
10 23 (1.88%) DBS Check
11 20 (1.63%) SC Cleared
12 18 (1.47%) HND
13 16 (1.31%) CISSP
14 14 (1.14%) CCNP
14 14 (1.14%) GNVQ
15 12 (0.98%) CISM
15 12 (0.98%) MCDST
16 9 (0.73%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (12.97%) SLA
2 20 (1.63%) QA
3 13 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.082%) PMO
System Software
1 833 (67.94%) Active Directory
2 269 (21.94%) Hyper-V
3 251 (20.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 101 (8.24%) XenApp
5 43 (3.51%) vSphere
6 31 (2.53%) XenDesktop
7 20 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
7 20 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (1.47%) VMware ESX
9 15 (1.22%) XenServer
10 14 (1.14%) Terminal Services
11 12 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
12 11 (0.90%) Terminal Server
12 11 (0.90%) VirtualBox
13 10 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
15 8 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
16 7 (0.57%) BlackBerry Internet Service
17 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 5 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 123 (10.03%) SCCM
2 36 (2.94%) Backup Exec
3 13 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
3 13 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (0.90%) vCenter Server
4 11 (0.90%) WSUS
5 10 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
5 10 (0.82%) NetBackup
6 9 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (0.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 8 (0.65%) ZENworks
8 7 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (0.49%) Nessus
10 5 (0.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (0.41%) Nagios
10 5 (0.41%) XenMobile
11 4 (0.33%) Jamf Pro
11 4 (0.33%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 761 (62.07%) Microsoft
2 384 (31.32%) VMware
3 306 (24.96%) Citrix
4 198 (16.15%) Cisco
5 131 (10.69%) Apple
6 90 (7.34%) HP
7 57 (4.65%) Dell
8 46 (3.75%) Symantec
9 43 (3.51%) Avaya
10 34 (2.77%) Veeam
11 26 (2.12%) Google
12 22 (1.79%) Draytek
13 20 (1.63%) Red Hat
13 20 (1.63%) Remedy
13 20 (1.63%) Sophos
14 17 (1.39%) Adobe
15 15 (1.22%) Intel Security
16 14 (1.14%) Bloomberg
16 14 (1.14%) EMC
16 14 (1.14%) WatchGuard
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Additional benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
RM plc
Salary: £19000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum + Bonus, Paid for certs etc
Posted: 16 hours ago
Epsom, Surrey
RM plc
Salary: £20000 - £27500 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000 + on call
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Estio Technology Recruitment
Salary: From £38,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £40k - 43k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Global Company
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 per annum + 28 days holiday, pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Networking People
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
Godalming, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 per annum + MCSE training
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Additional benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Networking People
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £32,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leven, Fife
Bluetownonline
Posted: 5 days ago