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 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 417 300 280
Rank change year-on-year -117 -20  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 542 1124 1293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 1.08% 1.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.60% 4.17% 4.28%
Number of salaries quoted 478 982 1081
Median salary £27,500 £27,500 £29,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.77%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £46,500 £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 20829 26963 30195
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.15% 25.91% 26.85%
Number of salaries quoted 17461 22825 25302
Median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.93% -  
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 25 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 25 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 -129 511 £28,000 +1.81% 81
London -59 175 £31,000 +3.33% 23
South East -86 127 £25,000 -9.09% 16
East of England -26 55 £25,000 -5.66% 4
Surrey +19 51 £22,000 -20.00% 6
North West -21 43 £24,000 -4.00% 12
West Midlands +2 38 £30,000 - 8
City of London +40 37 £30,000 -11.76% 3
South West -40 30 £20,000 -14.89% 6
Hampshire -18 29 £28,000 +5.66% 3
Cheshire +11 22 £31,500 +23.52% 2
Hertfordshire -16 21 £24,000 -9.43% 3
Manchester -11 19 £23,000 -8.00% 11
East Midlands -11 19 £26,000 +10.63% 1
Yorkshire +11 18 £22,000 -2.22% 9
Warwickshire +37 15 £30,000 +9.09% 3
Guildford +11 15 £21,000 -8.69% 2
Cambridgeshire 0 15 £22,500 -37.50% 1
Buckinghamshire -11 15 £22,000 -6.38% 5
West Yorkshire +2 14 £24,500 +8.88% 8
Leamington Spa -2 14 £30,000 +9.09% 2
Kent -4 13 £22,500 -35.71%
Essex -18 12 £32,000 +20.75%
Basingstoke -4 11 £31,500 - 1
Hatfield +26 10 £24,000 -9.43% 2
Staffordshire +23 9 £25,750 +19.76% 1
Epsom +17 9 £17,500 -22.22% 1
Cambridge -10 9 £22,500 -36.61%
Bristol -33 9 £19,000 -28.30% 5
Egham - 9 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 25 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 1222 (100.00%) Windows
2 968 (79.21%) Windows 7
3 832 (68.09%) Active Directory
4 762 (62.36%) Microsoft
5 598 (48.94%) Windows 10
6 502 (41.08%) Windows Server
7 465 (38.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 464 (37.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 459 (37.56%) Microsoft Office
10 436 (35.68%) MS Exchange
11 391 (32.00%) Office 365
12 384 (31.42%) VMware
13 304 (24.88%) Citrix
14 273 (22.34%) Hyper-V
15 268 (21.93%) ITIL
16 251 (20.54%) VMware Infrastructure
17 241 (19.72%) DNS
18 238 (19.48%) TCP/IP
19 229 (18.74%) Firewall
20 201 (16.45%) Exchange Server 2010
21 196 (16.04%) Cisco
22 194 (15.88%) Windows XP
23 187 (15.30%) DHCP
24 178 (14.57%) LAN
25 169 (13.83%) Exchange Server 2013
26 167 (13.67%) Microsoft Certification
27 162 (13.26%) WAN
28 154 (12.60%) SLA
28 154 (12.60%) SQL
29 132 (10.80%) 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
1 436 (35.68%) MS Exchange
2 201 (16.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 169 (13.83%) Exchange Server 2013
4 91 (7.45%) SharePoint
5 87 (7.12%) IIS
6 85 (6.96%) Skype for Business
7 71 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2007
8 65 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2003
9 59 (4.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 18 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
11 16 (1.31%) Apache
12 13 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
14 9 (0.74%) IBM Notes
15 7 (0.57%) 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
1 459 (37.56%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.65%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.25%) 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 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.49%) OpenText MBPM
3 4 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.25%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.25%) Sage 50
4 3 (0.25%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.25%) 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
1 391 (32.00%) Office 365
2 129 (10.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (0.82%) Mimecast
6 6 (0.49%) G Suite
7 3 (0.25%) Akamai
7 3 (0.25%) IaaS
7 3 (0.25%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.25%) PaaS
8 2 (0.16%) iTunes
8 2 (0.16%) SaaS
8 2 (0.16%) Slack
9 1 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.082%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.082%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 241 (19.72%) DNS
2 238 (19.48%) TCP/IP
3 229 (18.74%) Firewall
4 187 (15.30%) DHCP
5 178 (14.57%) LAN
6 162 (13.26%) WAN
7 107 (8.76%) VPN
8 105 (8.59%) VoIP
9 68 (5.56%) Internet
10 60 (4.91%) Wireless
11 53 (4.34%) VLAN
12 52 (4.26%) SAN
13 49 (4.01%) SMTP
14 45 (3.68%) Wi-Fi
15 43 (3.52%) SNMP
16 37 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
16 37 (3.03%) Skype
17 25 (2.05%) Telnet
18 20 (1.64%) Network Security
19 19 (1.55%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (10.80%) SQL Server
2 56 (4.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (2.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 27 (2.21%) 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 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (0.49%) Big Data
9 6 (0.49%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.25%) 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 15 (1.23%) 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 (0.25%) JIRA
5 3 (0.25%) 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 (9.41%) Finance
2 46 (3.76%) Telecoms
3 42 (3.44%) Legal
4 39 (3.19%) Manufacturing
5 25 (2.05%) Banking
6 23 (1.88%) Retail
7 21 (1.72%) Law
8 18 (1.47%) Advertising
9 14 (1.15%) Back Office
10 11 (0.90%) Electronics
11 9 (0.74%) Automotive
11 9 (0.74%) Publishing
12 8 (0.65%) Marketing
12 8 (0.65%) Multimedia
12 8 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.25%) 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
1 336 (27.50%) Support Engineer
2 301 (24.63%) Analyst
3 296 (24.22%) IT Support
4 194 (15.88%) IT Engineer
5 152 (12.44%) 2nd Line Support
6 146 (11.95%) Support Analyst
7 144 (11.78%) IT Support Engineer
8 138 (11.29%) Desktop Support
9 124 (10.15%) Service Analyst
10 118 (9.66%) Service Desk Analyst
11 91 (7.45%) IT Analyst
12 90 (7.36%) 1st Line Support
13 86 (7.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 74 (6.06%) Support Technician
15 72 (5.89%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 72 (5.89%) IT Support Analyst
16 68 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 68 (5.56%) IT Technician
17 66 (5.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 64 (5.24%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (2.86%) HTML
2 31 (2.54%) .NET
3 22 (1.80%) ASP.NET
4 20 (1.64%) 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
1 114 (9.33%) Blackberry
2 77 (6.30%) Driving Licence
3 69 (5.65%) iPhone
4 55 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (4.50%) Management Information System
5 41 (3.36%) Computer Science
5 41 (3.36%) iPad
6 35 (2.86%) Public Cloud
7 31 (2.54%) Data Centre
7 31 (2.54%) Video Conferencing
8 27 (2.21%) Smartphone
9 19 (1.55%) Clustering
10 14 (1.15%) Mobile App
11 13 (1.06%) CMDB
12 12 (0.98%) User Experience
13 10 (0.82%) Fat Client
13 10 (0.82%) Replication
13 10 (0.82%) Thin Client
14 8 (0.65%) PKI
15 7 (0.57%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1222 (100.00%) Windows
2 968 (79.21%) Windows 7
3 598 (48.94%) Windows 10
4 502 (41.08%) Windows Server
5 465 (38.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 464 (37.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 194 (15.88%) Windows XP
8 117 (9.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 89 (7.28%) Android
10 87 (7.12%) Linux
11 69 (5.65%) Mac OS X
12 45 (3.68%) Apple iOS
13 41 (3.36%) Windows Vista
14 35 (2.86%) Mac OS
15 30 (2.45%) 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 (21.93%) ITIL
2 70 (5.73%) Service Delivery
3 52 (4.26%) CRM
4 49 (4.01%) Migration
5 46 (3.76%) Service Management
6 39 (3.19%) Project Management
7 36 (2.95%) ERP
8 35 (2.86%) Incident Management
9 34 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
9 34 (2.78%) High Availability
10 29 (2.37%) Mentoring
11 28 (2.29%) ITIL V3
12 27 (2.21%) Configuration Management
13 25 (2.05%) PRINCE2
14 24 (1.96%) Stakeholder Management
15 23 (1.88%) E-Commerce
15 23 (1.88%) Time Management
16 22 (1.80%) Customer Requirements
16 22 (1.80%) Root Cause Analysis
17 21 (1.72%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 154 (12.60%) SQL
2 77 (6.30%) PowerShell
3 37 (3.03%) C#
4 23 (1.88%) JavaScript
5 21 (1.72%) VB
6 16 (1.31%) VB.NET
7 14 (1.15%) VBScript
8 13 (1.06%) C
8 13 (1.06%) Java
9 12 (0.98%) Shell Script
10 9 (0.74%) C++
10 9 (0.74%) T-SQL
11 6 (0.49%) Python
11 6 (0.49%) VBA
12 5 (0.41%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.41%) Groovy
13 2 (0.16%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.16%) XAML
14 1 (0.082%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.082%) Perl
Qualifications
1 167 (13.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 116 (9.49%) Degree
3 79 (6.46%) MCSE
4 77 (6.30%) MCP
5 66 (5.40%) MCSA
6 56 (4.58%) Cisco Certification
7 43 (3.52%) CCNA
8 40 (3.27%) MCITP
9 36 (2.95%) Security Cleared
10 30 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
11 28 (2.29%) A+ Certification
12 23 (1.88%) DBS Check
13 21 (1.72%) SC Cleared
14 17 (1.39%) HND
15 16 (1.31%) CISSP
16 14 (1.15%) CCNP
17 13 (1.06%) GNVQ
18 12 (0.98%) CISM
18 12 (0.98%) MCDST
19 9 (0.74%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (12.60%) SLA
2 20 (1.64%) QA
3 13 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.082%) PMO
System Software
1 832 (68.09%) Active Directory
2 273 (22.34%) Hyper-V
3 251 (20.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 102 (8.35%) XenApp
5 43 (3.52%) vSphere
6 31 (2.54%) XenDesktop
7 20 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
7 20 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (1.55%) VMware ESX
9 15 (1.23%) XenServer
10 14 (1.15%) Terminal Services
11 12 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
11 12 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
12 11 (0.90%) Terminal Server
12 11 (0.90%) VirtualBox
13 9 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
14 8 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
15 7 (0.57%) BlackBerry Internet Service
16 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 125 (10.23%) SCCM
2 34 (2.78%) Backup Exec
3 13 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
4 12 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
5 11 (0.90%) vCenter Server
5 11 (0.90%) WSUS
6 10 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
6 10 (0.82%) NetBackup
7 9 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 8 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 8 (0.65%) ZENworks
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%) ThinApp
11 4 (0.33%) Jamf Pro
11 4 (0.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 762 (62.36%) Microsoft
2 384 (31.42%) VMware
3 304 (24.88%) Citrix
4 196 (16.04%) Cisco
5 130 (10.64%) Apple
6 88 (7.20%) HP
7 55 (4.50%) Dell
8 44 (3.60%) Symantec
9 43 (3.52%) Avaya
10 32 (2.62%) Veeam
11 26 (2.13%) Google
12 20 (1.64%) Draytek
13 19 (1.55%) Red Hat
13 19 (1.55%) Sophos
14 18 (1.47%) Remedy
15 17 (1.39%) Adobe
16 15 (1.23%) Intel Security
17 14 (1.15%) Bloomberg
17 14 (1.15%) EMC
17 14 (1.15%) WatchGuard
London
RM plc
Salary: £19000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000 + on call
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Estio Technology Recruitment
Salary: From £38,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £40k - 43k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Global Company
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 per annum + 28 days holiday, pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Additional benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Godalming, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 per annum + MCSE training
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £32,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leven, Fife
Bluetownonline
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £17000.00 - £21000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £25000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago