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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 64 70 61
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 50 36 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.30% 2.55% 2.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.14% 11.73% 9.38%
Number of salaries quoted 18 23 16
Average salary £30,250 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.37% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,600 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £49,000 £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
449 307 320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 29.66% 21.74% 25.62%
Number of salaries quoted 273 194 208
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 £27,250 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 21 October 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 82 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (60.98%) Active Directory
2 50 (60.98%) Windows Server 2003
3 49 (59.76%) Microsoft
4 44 (53.66%) VMware
5 37 (45.12%) Citrix
6 35 (42.68%) Finance
7 32 (39.02%) DNS
7 32 (39.02%) MS Excel
8 31 (37.80%) VMware Infrastructure
9 28 (34.15%) MS Exchange
9 28 (34.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 23 (28.05%) Analytical Skills
11 22 (26.83%) MCSE
12 19 (23.17%) SQL Server
13 18 (21.95%) Exchange Server 2010
13 18 (21.95%) Cisco
14 14 (17.07%) ITIL
15 13 (15.85%) Windows XP
15 13 (15.85%) HP
15 13 (15.85%) Hyper-V
16 12 (14.63%) SAN
16 12 (14.63%) Windows 2000
16 12 (14.63%) SQL
17 11 (13.41%) XenApp
17 11 (13.41%) PowerShell
17 11 (13.41%) Capacity Planning
17 11 (13.41%) Lync
17 11 (13.41%) Windows Server 2012
18 10 (12.20%) vSphere

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 28 (34.15%) MS Exchange
2 18 (21.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (13.41%) Lync
4 10 (12.20%) IIS
5 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.66%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.22%) WorkSite
Applications
1 32 (39.02%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.22%) SAP CCM
2 1 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.22%) Taleo
2 1 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (39.02%) DNS
2 12 (14.63%) SAN
3 9 (10.98%) TCP/IP
4 8 (9.76%) Cisco IPT
4 8 (9.76%) Firewall
4 8 (9.76%) IP Telephony
5 5 (6.10%) DHCP
6 4 (4.88%) WAN
7 3 (3.66%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (3.66%) Wireless
7 3 (3.66%) VPN
7 3 (3.66%) LAN
8 2 (2.44%) VLAN
8 2 (2.44%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (2.44%) LDAP
8 2 (2.44%) VoIP
9 1 (1.22%) MPLS
9 1 (1.22%) Internet
9 1 (1.22%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.22%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (7.32%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.22%) MySQL
3 1 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 35 (42.68%) Finance
2 7 (8.54%) Law
3 5 (6.10%) Banking
4 2 (2.44%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 30 (36.59%) Consultant
2 19 (23.17%) Wintel Consultant
3 17 (20.73%) Analyst
4 14 (17.07%) Server Support
5 10 (12.20%) Wintel Specialist
5 10 (12.20%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (12.20%) Citrix Specialist
6 9 (10.98%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 8 (9.76%) Administrator
8 7 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) Support Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) Support Analyst
9 6 (7.32%) Citrix Consultant
10 5 (6.10%) Technical Engineer
10 5 (6.10%) Storage Consultant
10 5 (6.10%) EMC Engineer
10 5 (6.10%) Storage Engineer
10 5 (6.10%) Technical Consultant
10 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (6.10%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.88%) .NET
2 1 (1.22%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.22%) SVG
2 1 (1.22%) HTML
2 1 (1.22%) COM
2 1 (1.22%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (28.05%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.98%) Clustering
3 8 (9.76%) Blackberry
4 5 (6.10%) CLARiiON
5 2 (2.44%) PKI
5 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.22%) Replication
6 1 (1.22%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.22%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 82 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (60.98%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (15.85%) Windows XP
4 12 (14.63%) Windows 2000
5 11 (13.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (10.98%) Windows 2000 Server
7 8 (9.76%) Windows 7
7 8 (9.76%) Linux
8 7 (8.54%) Windows Phone
9 2 (2.44%) CentOS
9 2 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.44%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.44%) UNIX
10 1 (1.22%) Debian
10 1 (1.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.07%) ITIL
2 11 (13.41%) Capacity Planning
3 9 (10.98%) Migration
3 9 (10.98%) Test Scripting
3 9 (10.98%) Change Control
4 7 (8.54%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.66%) ERP
6 2 (2.44%) Wealth Management
6 2 (2.44%) Time Management
6 2 (2.44%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (2.44%) Network Architecture
6 2 (2.44%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (2.44%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.22%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.22%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.22%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (1.22%) Database Tuning
7 1 (1.22%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.63%) SQL
2 11 (13.41%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.66%) C#
4 2 (2.44%) C++
4 2 (2.44%) VBScript
4 2 (2.44%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.44%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (34.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (26.83%) MCSE
3 10 (12.20%) CCA
3 10 (12.20%) Citrix Certification
4 9 (10.98%) MCITP
5 8 (9.76%) Degree
6 6 (7.32%) SC Cleared
6 6 (7.32%) Security Cleared
7 5 (6.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (6.10%) VCAP
8 4 (4.88%) MCSA
9 2 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.22%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 50 (60.98%) Active Directory
2 31 (37.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (15.85%) Hyper-V
4 11 (13.41%) XenApp
5 10 (12.20%) vSphere
6 9 (10.98%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (8.54%) XenDesktop
8 6 (7.32%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (6.10%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 4 (4.88%) Terminal Services
11 3 (3.66%) VMware ESX
12 2 (2.44%) DFS Replication
13 1 (1.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (6.10%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (4.88%) SCOM
3 3 (3.66%) SCCM
4 2 (2.44%) WSUS
5 1 (1.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 49 (59.76%) Microsoft
2 44 (53.66%) VMware
3 37 (45.12%) Citrix
4 18 (21.95%) Cisco
5 13 (15.85%) HP
6 9 (10.98%) Oracle
7 6 (7.32%) AppSense
8 5 (6.10%) NetApp
8 5 (6.10%) EMC
9 4 (4.88%) IBM
10 2 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (2.44%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.44%) Avaya
11 1 (1.22%) Juniper
11 1 (1.22%) Nortel
11 1 (1.22%) Reuters
11 1 (1.22%) Bloomberg
11 1 (1.22%) Symantec
11 1 (1.22%) Sage
11 1 (1.22%) SAP
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