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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 75 53 74
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +21
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 31 50 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.95% 3.39% 1.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.18% 13.40% 7.87%
Number of salaries quoted 20 25 15
Average salary £29,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.05% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,350 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,100 £55,000 £37,500
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
379 373 267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 23.84% 25.32% 22.36%
Number of salaries quoted 212 239 181
Average salary £36,875 £36,000 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.43% -4.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,800 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 31 August 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (69.23%) VMware
3 33 (63.46%) Microsoft
4 27 (51.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (48.08%) Active Directory
6 23 (44.23%) SQL Server
7 18 (34.62%) MS Exchange
8 16 (30.77%) ITIL
9 15 (28.85%) Citrix
10 14 (26.92%) SQL
10 14 (26.92%) vSphere
11 13 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
13 10 (19.23%) MS Excel
14 9 (17.31%) Finance
15 8 (15.38%) WAN
15 8 (15.38%) MCSE
15 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
16 7 (13.46%) Firewall
16 7 (13.46%) Hyper-V
16 7 (13.46%) SCOM
17 6 (11.54%) VMware Server
17 6 (11.54%) Release Management
17 6 (11.54%) NetBackup
17 6 (11.54%) Veritas
17 6 (11.54%) SharePoint
17 6 (11.54%) Cisco

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 18 (34.62%) MS Exchange
2 12 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (11.54%) SharePoint
3 6 (11.54%) Lync
4 5 (9.62%) WorkSite
5 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (5.77%) IIS
6 3 (5.77%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.77%) MS Project
2 3 (5.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (11.54%) Office 365
4 3 (5.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.38%) WAN
2 7 (13.46%) Firewall
3 5 (9.62%) LAN
4 4 (7.69%) SAN
5 3 (5.77%) Wireless
6 2 (3.85%) Network Security
6 2 (3.85%) MRTG
6 2 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (3.85%) VPN
6 2 (3.85%) MPLS
7 1 (1.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (44.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (9.62%) MySQL
2 5 (9.62%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.92%) QlikView
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (17.31%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Banking
3 3 (5.77%) Retail
3 3 (5.77%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Back Office
5 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Analyst
2 8 (15.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 8 (15.38%) Technical Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (11.54%) Administrator
5 5 (9.62%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.69%) Service Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Citrix Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Consultant
7 3 (5.77%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Wintel Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) IT Support
8 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.92%) HTML
2 1 (1.92%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.85%) EPoS
4 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) Handset
4 1 (1.92%) Replication
4 1 (1.92%) FMCG
4 1 (1.92%) iPhone
4 1 (1.92%) LPAR
4 1 (1.92%) iPad
4 1 (1.92%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (51.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (9.62%) Windows 2000
5 3 (5.77%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.92%) UNIX
6 1 (1.92%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.92%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.77%) ITIL
2 6 (11.54%) Release Management
3 5 (9.62%) CRM
3 5 (9.62%) Asset Management
4 4 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 3 (5.77%) Line Management
5 3 (5.77%) Data Protection
5 3 (5.77%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.77%) MOF
6 2 (3.85%) Migration
6 2 (3.85%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (1.92%) Change Control
7 1 (1.92%) Software Licensing
7 1 (1.92%) Software Delivery
7 1 (1.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.92%) Document Management
7 1 (1.92%) Project Planning
7 1 (1.92%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.92%) SQL
2 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.92%) VBScript
3 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) MCSE
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.77%) MCITP
2 3 (5.77%) Degree
3 1 (1.92%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) MCDST
3 1 (1.92%) MCSA
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.92%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (48.08%) Active Directory
2 14 (26.92%) vSphere
3 13 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (13.46%) Hyper-V
5 6 (11.54%) Forefront TMG
5 6 (11.54%) VMware Server
6 4 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (7.69%) MetaFrame
7 3 (5.77%) ISA Server
7 3 (5.77%) XenApp
8 2 (3.85%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.92%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) SCOM
2 6 (11.54%) NetBackup
3 4 (7.69%) SCCM
4 2 (3.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 36 (69.23%) VMware
2 33 (63.46%) Microsoft
3 15 (28.85%) Citrix
4 6 (11.54%) Veritas
4 6 (11.54%) Cisco
5 2 (3.85%) IBM
5 2 (3.85%) HP
5 2 (3.85%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.85%) Avaya
5 2 (3.85%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.92%) Twitter
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle
6 1 (1.92%) Juniper
6 1 (1.92%) Symantec
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Deerfoot IT
Salary: Competitive Salary and benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Edinburgh
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Circa £40,000 dependent on experience plus benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Edinburgh
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago