The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 58 72 65
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -7
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 52 26 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.48% 2.06% 2.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.35% 9.67% 9.00%
Number of salaries quoted 21 20 16
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £29,019
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +20.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £29,500 £23,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,200 £41,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Windows Server 2008
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Operating Systems Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
421 269 311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.20% 21.26% 25.51%
Number of salaries quoted 274 174 229
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,650
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Edinburgh region.

Windows Server 2008 Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Windows Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008.

1 76 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (60.53%) Active Directory
2 46 (60.53%) Windows Server 2003
2 46 (60.53%) VMware
3 44 (57.89%) Microsoft
4 40 (52.63%) Citrix
5 33 (43.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 32 (42.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (40.79%) Finance
8 30 (39.47%) DNS
9 29 (38.16%) MS Excel
10 27 (35.53%) MCSE
10 27 (35.53%) MS Exchange
11 25 (32.89%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (23.68%) Exchange Server 2010
13 17 (22.37%) SQL Server
14 16 (21.05%) Cisco
15 13 (17.11%) MCITP
15 13 (17.11%) SQL
15 13 (17.11%) Windows XP
15 13 (17.11%) ITIL
16 12 (15.79%) Clustering
16 12 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
17 11 (14.47%) Hyper-V
17 11 (14.47%) XenApp
17 11 (14.47%) SAN
18 10 (13.16%) Linux
18 10 (13.16%) IIS
18 10 (13.16%) vSphere
18 10 (13.16%) Lync

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (35.53%) MS Exchange
2 18 (23.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (13.16%) Lync
3 10 (13.16%) IIS
4 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.95%) WorkSite
4 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.32%) nginx
6 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (38.16%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.32%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.32%) SaaS
2 1 (1.32%) Office 365
2 1 (1.32%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 30 (39.47%) DNS
2 11 (14.47%) SAN
3 9 (11.84%) Firewall
3 9 (11.84%) TCP/IP
4 7 (9.21%) IP Telephony
4 7 (9.21%) Cisco IPT
5 5 (6.58%) VPN
5 5 (6.58%) DHCP
6 4 (5.26%) Wireless
7 3 (3.95%) WAN
8 2 (2.63%) LAN
8 2 (2.63%) VLAN
8 2 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.32%) Internet
9 1 (1.32%) L2TP
9 1 (1.32%) IPsec
9 1 (1.32%) VoIP
9 1 (1.32%) SSL
9 1 (1.32%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.32%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.37%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.63%) MySQL
4 1 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (40.79%) Finance
2 6 (7.89%) Law
3 3 (3.95%) Banking
4 2 (2.63%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 26 (34.21%) Consultant
2 17 (22.37%) Analyst
2 17 (22.37%) Server Support
3 14 (18.42%) Wintel Consultant
4 13 (17.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 12 (15.79%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 9 (11.84%) Wintel Specialist
6 9 (11.84%) Citrix Specialist
7 8 (10.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 8 (10.53%) Administrator
8 7 (9.21%) Citrix Consultant
9 6 (7.89%) Support Analyst
9 6 (7.89%) Support Engineer
9 6 (7.89%) Technical Engineer
10 5 (6.58%) Storage Consultant
10 5 (6.58%) EMC Engineer
10 5 (6.58%) Storage Engineer
10 5 (6.58%) Implementation Engineer
10 5 (6.58%) EMC Storage Engineer
10 5 (6.58%) EMC Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) .NET
2 2 (2.63%) HTML
2 2 (2.63%) CSS
3 1 (1.32%) SVG
3 1 (1.32%) SAP Basis
3 1 (1.32%) NHibernate
3 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.32%) HTML5
3 1 (1.32%) CSS3
3 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.32%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 25 (32.89%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (15.79%) Clustering
3 7 (9.21%) Blackberry
4 5 (6.58%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.32%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.32%) Replication
5 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.32%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 76 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (60.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (17.11%) Windows XP
4 12 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (13.16%) Linux
6 9 (11.84%) Windows 7
7 8 (10.53%) Windows 2000 Server
8 6 (7.89%) Windows Phone
9 5 (6.58%) Windows 2000
10 4 (5.26%) Ubuntu
11 3 (3.95%) Debian
11 3 (3.95%) CentOS
11 3 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (2.63%) Windows Vista
12 2 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.11%) ITIL
2 7 (9.21%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (7.89%) Service Delivery
4 5 (6.58%) Migration
4 5 (6.58%) Change Control
4 5 (6.58%) Test Scripting
5 2 (2.63%) Time Management
5 2 (2.63%) Network Architecture
5 2 (2.63%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (2.63%) Wealth Management
5 2 (2.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (2.63%) Asset Management
5 2 (2.63%) E-Commerce
5 2 (2.63%) ERP
5 2 (2.63%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (2.63%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (1.32%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.32%) Project Management
6 1 (1.32%) Telemarketing
6 1 (1.32%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.11%) SQL
2 7 (9.21%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.95%) C#
4 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.63%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.32%) C++
5 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (42.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (35.53%) MCSE
3 13 (17.11%) MCITP
4 9 (11.84%) CCA
4 9 (11.84%) Citrix Certification
5 8 (10.53%) Degree
6 7 (9.21%) SC Cleared
6 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
7 5 (6.58%) VCAP
7 5 (6.58%) MCSA
7 5 (6.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (60.53%) Active Directory
2 33 (43.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (14.47%) Hyper-V
3 11 (14.47%) XenApp
4 10 (13.16%) vSphere
5 8 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (9.21%) Forefront TMG
6 7 (9.21%) XenDesktop
7 5 (6.58%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 4 (5.26%) Terminal Services
9 3 (3.95%) VMware ESX
10 2 (2.63%) VMware Server
11 1 (1.32%) Openswan
11 1 (1.32%) Squid
11 1 (1.32%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (2.63%) WSUS
3 1 (1.32%) SCCM
3 1 (1.32%) Puppet
3 1 (1.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 46 (60.53%) VMware
2 44 (57.89%) Microsoft
3 40 (52.63%) Citrix
4 16 (21.05%) Cisco
5 7 (9.21%) Oracle
5 7 (9.21%) HP
5 7 (9.21%) AppSense
6 5 (6.58%) NetApp
6 5 (6.58%) EMC
6 5 (6.58%) IBM
7 4 (5.26%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.32%) Reuters
9 1 (1.32%) Bloomberg
9 1 (1.32%) Symantec
9 1 (1.32%) Sage
9 1 (1.32%) Red Gate
9 1 (1.32%) SAP
9 1 (1.32%) Avaya
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago