Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows 8
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 536 522 441
Rank change year-on-year -14 -81 -99
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 679 888 1,238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.54% 0.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.11% 2.34% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 603 818 1,135
UK median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £19,250 £19,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £48,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £28,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +14.00% -5.66%

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 32,112 37,945 43,742
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.94% 22.95% 24.90%
Number of salaries quoted 25,328 30,619 35,336
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,235 £25,225 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,210 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.97% +0.52% -

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 23 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Windows 8 in the UK

Windows 8
Top 15 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 23 September 2019. 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 -20 643 £30,000 - 166
UK excluding London -43 437 £30,000 +5.26% 149
London +38 211 £32,500 - 24
South East -37 154 £35,000 +20.69% 58
North of England +13 102 £28,000 +12.00% 25
Yorkshire -5 65 £30,000 +14.29% 12
South West +23 64 £27,000 +8.00% 20
Midlands +8 64 £27,500 -11.29% 25
East of England +24 44 £30,000 +9.09% 14
East Midlands +40 34 £29,500 -9.23% 15
North West +18 32 £26,250 +2.94% 12
West Midlands -13 30 £25,235 -18.60% 10
North East +27 5 £20,000 -18.37% 1
Scotland +12 5 £24,500 -18.33% 6
Wales +2 4 £24,750 -22.05% 1

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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.

1 679 (100.00%) Windows
2 498 (73.34%) Windows 7
3 484 (71.28%) Windows 10
4 461 (67.89%) Active Directory
5 405 (59.65%) Microsoft
6 382 (56.26%) Windows Server
7 371 (54.64%) Office 365
8 299 (44.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 298 (43.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 229 (33.73%) Microsoft Office
11 218 (32.11%) VMware
12 194 (28.57%) Hyper-V
13 180 (26.51%) VMware Infrastructure
14 176 (25.92%) DNS
15 172 (25.33%) Firewall
16 169 (24.89%) DHCP
17 159 (23.42%) MS Exchange
17 159 (23.42%) ITIL
18 152 (22.39%) Microsoft Certification
19 128 (18.85%) Azure
20 124 (18.26%) Exchange Server 2013
21 122 (17.97%) Citrix
22 120 (17.67%) TCP/IP
23 117 (17.23%) Cisco
23 117 (17.23%) SQL Server
24 109 (16.05%) MCSE
24 109 (16.05%) SCCM
25 105 (15.46%) LAN
26 103 (15.17%) SLA
27 102 (15.02%) WAN

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
1 159 (23.42%) MS Exchange
2 124 (18.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 88 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 87 (12.81%) SharePoint
5 53 (7.81%) Skype for Business
6 46 (6.77%) IIS
7 18 (2.65%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (1.03%) Confluence
11 6 (0.88%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.29%) Site Server
13 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 229 (33.73%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (4.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (2.65%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.44%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.15%) Q-Pulse
2 1 (0.15%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 371 (54.64%) Office 365
2 128 (18.85%) Azure
3 58 (8.54%) AWS
4 23 (3.39%) Azure Active Directory
4 23 (3.39%) SaaS
5 17 (2.50%) IBM Cloud
5 17 (2.50%) SoftLayer
6 11 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.03%) PaaS
8 6 (0.88%) G Suite
8 6 (0.88%) GCP
9 5 (0.74%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.74%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.44%) Dropbox
10 3 (0.44%) Slack
11 2 (0.29%) IaaS
12 1 (0.15%) Google Docs
12 1 (0.15%) NuGet
12 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.15%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 176 (25.92%) DNS
2 172 (25.33%) Firewall
3 169 (24.89%) DHCP
4 120 (17.67%) TCP/IP
5 105 (15.46%) LAN
6 102 (15.02%) WAN
7 71 (10.46%) VoIP
8 64 (9.43%) VPN
9 56 (8.25%) Skype
10 55 (8.10%) Wireless
11 48 (7.07%) Internet
12 37 (5.45%) Remote Desktop
13 33 (4.86%) SAN
14 27 (3.98%) ISDN
15 22 (3.24%) Wi-Fi
16 19 (2.80%) MPLS
16 19 (2.80%) PBX
17 18 (2.65%) ADSL
18 16 (2.36%) NGN
19 14 (2.06%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (17.23%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 16 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (2.21%) Azure SQL Database
5 15 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 6 (0.88%) DB2
8 4 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.15%) FileMaker
9 1 (0.15%) MySQL
9 1 (0.15%) Power BI
9 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 26 (3.83%) MSI
2 23 (3.39%) InstallShield
3 22 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (3.09%) JIRA
5 16 (2.36%) Visual Studio Team System
6 15 (2.21%) Visual Studio
7 14 (2.06%) Git (software)
8 6 (0.88%) Android Studio
8 6 (0.88%) Ant
8 6 (0.88%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.88%) IntelliJ
8 6 (0.88%) Jenkins
8 6 (0.88%) JUnit
8 6 (0.88%) Maven
8 6 (0.88%) Subversion
8 6 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (0.59%) Chocolatey
10 3 (0.44%) Hudson
11 1 (0.15%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.15%) MSTest
General
1 60 (8.84%) Finance
2 22 (3.24%) Telecoms
3 21 (3.09%) Public Sector
4 20 (2.95%) Manufacturing
5 18 (2.65%) Law
6 15 (2.21%) Retail
7 12 (1.77%) Legal
8 7 (1.03%) Marketing
9 6 (0.88%) Automotive
9 6 (0.88%) Banking
10 5 (0.74%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.59%) Publishing
12 3 (0.44%) Electronics
12 3 (0.44%) Local Government
13 1 (0.15%) French Language
13 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 174 (25.63%) Support Engineer
2 148 (21.80%) Analyst
3 147 (21.65%) IT Support
4 124 (18.26%) IT Engineer
5 97 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
6 88 (12.96%) Support Analyst
7 69 (10.16%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 63 (9.28%) IT Analyst
9 62 (9.13%) IT Support Engineer
10 61 (8.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 58 (8.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 49 (7.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 48 (7.07%) IT Support Analyst
14 44 (6.48%) IT Technician
14 44 (6.48%) Service Analyst
15 43 (6.33%) Desktop Support
16 41 (6.04%) Support Technician
17 39 (5.74%) Service Desk Analyst
18 38 (5.60%) 3rd Line Support
19 32 (4.71%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.09%) JSON
2 17 (2.50%) .NET
3 15 (2.21%) X-Windows
4 8 (1.18%) Web Services
5 6 (0.88%) Ajax
5 6 (0.88%) CSS
5 6 (0.88%) CSS3
5 6 (0.88%) Dropwizard
5 6 (0.88%) Hibernate
5 6 (0.88%) HTML5
5 6 (0.88%) J2EE
5 6 (0.88%) JAXB
5 6 (0.88%) JDBC
5 6 (0.88%) JPA
5 6 (0.88%) jQuery
5 6 (0.88%) REST
5 6 (0.88%) Spring
5 6 (0.88%) Spring Boot
5 6 (0.88%) Struts
5 6 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.92%) Management Information System
2 29 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.68%) Driving Licence
4 24 (3.53%) Data Centre
5 20 (2.95%) iPhone
5 20 (2.95%) Mobile Computing
6 19 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (2.65%) CMDB
8 15 (2.21%) Linux Command Line
9 14 (2.06%) Blackberry
10 12 (1.77%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.47%) Replication
12 9 (1.33%) CCTV
12 9 (1.33%) Fat Client
12 9 (1.33%) iPad
12 9 (1.33%) Thin Client
12 9 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (1.03%) Smartphone
14 6 (0.88%) NHS
15 5 (0.74%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 679 (100.00%) Windows
2 498 (73.34%) Windows 7
3 484 (71.28%) Windows 10
4 382 (56.26%) Windows Server
5 299 (44.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 298 (43.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 99 (14.58%) Linux
8 55 (8.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 42 (6.19%) Android
9 42 (6.19%) Mac OS X
9 42 (6.19%) Windows XP
10 26 (3.83%) Apple iOS
10 26 (3.83%) Windows Vista
11 25 (3.68%) Mac OS
12 12 (1.77%) Ubuntu
13 9 (1.33%) Unix
14 7 (1.03%) CentOS
14 7 (1.03%) Debian
14 7 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.44%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (23.42%) ITIL
2 100 (14.73%) Problem-Solving
3 80 (11.78%) Time Management
4 77 (11.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 51 (7.51%) Migration
6 47 (6.92%) Continuous Improvement
7 40 (5.89%) Service Management
8 39 (5.74%) Information Security
9 37 (5.45%) Project Delivery
10 31 (4.57%) Incident Management
11 29 (4.27%) Customer Requirements
12 28 (4.12%) Application Packaging
12 28 (4.12%) Mobile Device Management
13 27 (3.98%) Virtual Infrastructure
14 26 (3.83%) Penetration Testing
15 23 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
16 22 (3.24%) Security Patching
16 22 (3.24%) Service Delivery
17 21 (3.09%) Antivirus Management
17 21 (3.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 93 (13.70%) SQL
2 49 (7.22%) PowerShell
3 19 (2.80%) C#
4 17 (2.50%) T-SQL
5 15 (2.21%) C
6 9 (1.33%) Python
7 8 (1.18%) VBScript
8 7 (1.03%) Java
8 7 (1.03%) VB
9 6 (0.88%) Java 8
9 6 (0.88%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.59%) C++
11 2 (0.29%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.15%) Perl
12 1 (0.15%) R
12 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.15%) VB6
12 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 152 (22.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 109 (16.05%) MCSE
3 50 (7.36%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (7.07%) CCNA
5 43 (6.33%) MCSA
6 36 (5.30%) MCP
7 32 (4.71%) MCITP
7 32 (4.71%) Security Cleared
8 28 (4.12%) Degree
8 28 (4.12%) SC Cleared
9 26 (3.83%) A+ Certification
10 19 (2.80%) CCNP
11 15 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 14 (2.06%) DBS Check
13 12 (1.77%) CCENT
14 10 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (1.18%) Network+ Certification
16 5 (0.74%) MCDST
17 3 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
18 2 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (15.17%) SLA
2 28 (4.12%) QA
3 12 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.18%) COBIT
5 7 (1.03%) ISO 9001
5 7 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (0.74%) GDPR
7 4 (0.59%) PMO
8 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.15%) GxP
9 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 461 (67.89%) Active Directory
2 194 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 180 (26.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 55 (8.10%) XenApp
5 27 (3.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 27 (3.98%) vSphere
6 23 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (2.36%) LXC
7 16 (2.36%) XenDesktop
8 14 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (1.62%) VirtualBox
10 8 (1.18%) Firmware
11 7 (1.03%) Docker
12 6 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.74%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.59%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 2 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.29%) VMware Server
16 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 109 (16.05%) SCCM
2 33 (4.86%) WSUS
3 22 (3.24%) Backup Exec
4 10 (1.47%) Nessus
5 9 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (1.03%) vCenter Server
7 6 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (0.88%) Perfmon
8 5 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.29%) DameWare
10 2 (0.29%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.29%) WMI
11 1 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.15%) OpenView
11 1 (0.15%) OVSD
11 1 (0.15%) SCOM
11 1 (0.15%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 405 (59.65%) Microsoft
2 218 (32.11%) VMware
3 122 (17.97%) Citrix
4 117 (17.23%) Cisco
5 63 (9.28%) Apple
6 46 (6.77%) HP
7 45 (6.63%) Veeam
8 43 (6.33%) Dell
9 23 (3.39%) Novell
10 22 (3.24%) Mitel
11 20 (2.95%) AVG
11 20 (2.95%) Meraki
12 18 (2.65%) Avaya
13 17 (2.50%) Siemens
14 16 (2.36%) Oracle
14 16 (2.36%) WatchGuard
15 15 (2.21%) Symantec
16 14 (2.06%) ServiceNow
17 12 (1.77%) Adobe
17 12 (1.77%) Samsung