The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 37 41 52
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +11
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 37 45 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 5.12% 4.85% 3.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.34% 15.90% 14.41%
Number of salaries quoted 37 35 31
Average salary £26,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £23,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Windows Server 2008
Oxfordshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
152 283 222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 21.02% 30.50% 25.58%
Number of salaries quoted 139 245 197
Average salary £30,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £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 Oxford

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

Windows Server 2008 Salary Trend in Oxford

Windows Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Oxford

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (87.93%) Active Directory
3 31 (53.45%) VMware
4 26 (44.83%) MS Exchange
5 25 (43.10%) Microsoft
6 23 (39.66%) VMware Infrastructure
7 22 (37.93%) Exchange Server 2010
8 21 (36.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (36.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (34.48%) DNS
10 19 (32.76%) CCNA
10 19 (32.76%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (29.31%) Symantec
12 16 (27.59%) SQL Server
12 16 (27.59%) Hyper-V
13 14 (24.14%) Firewall
13 14 (24.14%) IIS
13 14 (24.14%) Citrix
13 14 (24.14%) Cisco
14 13 (22.41%) TCP/IP
15 12 (20.69%) HTTP
15 12 (20.69%) SQL
16 10 (17.24%) MS Office
17 9 (15.52%) Apple
17 9 (15.52%) Windows 7
17 9 (15.52%) Lync
18 8 (13.79%) SAN
18 8 (13.79%) SSL
18 8 (13.79%) Wireless
19 7 (12.07%) Windows 8

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 26 (44.83%) MS Exchange
2 22 (37.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (24.14%) IIS
4 9 (15.52%) Lync
5 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (6.90%) Apache
7 2 (3.45%) nginx
7 2 (3.45%) CMS
7 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
7 2 (3.45%) Tomcat
7 2 (3.45%) SAS
8 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (17.24%) MS Office
2 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Sage 1000
1 2 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (1.72%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.72%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (34.48%) DNS
2 14 (24.14%) Firewall
3 13 (22.41%) TCP/IP
4 12 (20.69%) HTTP
5 8 (13.79%) SAN
5 8 (13.79%) SSL
5 8 (13.79%) Wireless
6 6 (10.34%) WAN
7 5 (8.62%) SMTP
8 4 (6.90%) iSCSI
8 4 (6.90%) DHCP
8 4 (6.90%) Ethernet
8 4 (6.90%) LAN
9 2 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (3.45%) NAS
9 2 (3.45%) IPsec
9 2 (3.45%) Internet
9 2 (3.45%) RTP
9 2 (3.45%) VPN
9 2 (3.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (6.90%) MySQL
3 2 (3.45%) Big Data
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.45%) Mercurial
1 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (3.45%) Finance
1 2 (3.45%) Publishing
1 2 (3.45%) Games
2 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (32.76%) IT Support
2 15 (25.86%) Analyst
2 15 (25.86%) Support Analyst
3 14 (24.14%) Network Engineer
4 13 (22.41%) IT Support Analyst
5 11 (18.97%) Support Engineer
6 7 (12.07%) Administrator
7 5 (8.62%) Technical Support
7 5 (8.62%) Network Support Engineer
7 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (8.62%) Network Support
8 4 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (6.90%) Technical Support Analyst
8 4 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (5.17%) Desktop Support
9 3 (5.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) IT Support Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) Network Administrator
9 3 (5.17%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) .NET
2 2 (3.45%) FreeSWITCH
2 2 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (3.45%) CodeIgniter
2 2 (3.45%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.72%) HTML
3 1 (1.72%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.62%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.45%) iPad
3 2 (3.45%) Online Games
3 2 (3.45%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.72%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (36.21%) Windows Server 2012
2 21 (36.21%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (15.52%) Windows 7
4 7 (12.07%) Windows 8
5 6 (10.34%) UNIX
5 6 (10.34%) Linux
6 3 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (3.45%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.45%) Debian
8 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (8.62%) Data Management
1 5 (8.62%) Analytics
2 4 (6.90%) Project Management
2 4 (6.90%) ERP
3 3 (5.17%) CRM
4 2 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (3.45%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (3.45%) DevOps
4 2 (3.45%) Data Protection
4 2 (3.45%) Web Development
4 2 (3.45%) Load Testing
4 2 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (3.45%) Load Balancing
4 2 (3.45%) Software Engineering
4 2 (3.45%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.45%) Configuration Management
4 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.72%) OO
5 1 (1.72%) E-Commerce
5 1 (1.72%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.69%) SQL
2 2 (3.45%) Bash Shell
2 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.45%) Ruby
2 2 (3.45%) T-SQL
2 2 (3.45%) VB.NET
2 2 (3.45%) Perl
2 2 (3.45%) PHP
2 2 (3.45%) C#
2 2 (3.45%) Java
2 2 (3.45%) Python
3 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (32.76%) CCNA
1 19 (32.76%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (8.62%) MCSE
2 5 (8.62%) MCT
2 5 (8.62%) MCP
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.62%) Degree
3 4 (6.90%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.45%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (87.93%) Active Directory
2 23 (39.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (27.59%) Hyper-V
4 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (5.17%) XenApp
5 3 (5.17%) vSphere
6 2 (3.45%) Dovecot
6 2 (3.45%) Kamailio
6 2 (3.45%) Xen
6 2 (3.45%) XenServer
6 2 (3.45%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.45%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) Backup Exec
2 3 (5.17%) SCCM
3 2 (3.45%) Puppet
3 2 (3.45%) SCOM
3 2 (3.45%) ZABBIX
3 2 (3.45%) WSUS
3 2 (3.45%) Nagios
4 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 31 (53.45%) VMware
2 25 (43.10%) Microsoft
3 17 (29.31%) Symantec
4 14 (24.14%) Citrix
4 14 (24.14%) Cisco
5 9 (15.52%) Apple
6 5 (8.62%) Fortinet
7 3 (5.17%) Oracle
7 3 (5.17%) Red Hat
7 3 (5.17%) Brocade
8 2 (3.45%) Percona
8 2 (3.45%) New Relic
8 2 (3.45%) Fujitsu
8 2 (3.45%) Avaya
8 2 (3.45%) Sage
8 2 (3.45%) HP
8 2 (3.45%) Dell
8 2 (3.45%) JBoss
9 1 (1.72%) SAP
9 1 (1.72%) JD Edwards
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