The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading 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 34 59 50
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -9
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 133 85 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 5.33% 3.76% 4.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.87% 12.74% 15.23%
Number of salaries quoted 102 73 89
Average salary £37,500 £34,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% -8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £22,800 £23,208
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Windows Server 2008
Berkshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
705 667 637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 28.28% 29.53% 31.60%
Number of salaries quoted 521 540 537
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,650 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Windows Server 2008 Salary Trend in Reading

Windows Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Reading

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

Windows Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Reading

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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.

1 276 (100.00%) Windows
2 191 (69.20%) Microsoft
3 175 (63.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 127 (46.01%) Active Directory
5 101 (36.59%) VMware
6 100 (36.23%) MS Exchange
7 80 (28.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 77 (27.90%) Security Cleared
8 77 (27.90%) VMware Infrastructure
9 73 (26.45%) SQL
10 72 (26.09%) SQL Server
11 64 (23.19%) Microsoft Certification
12 62 (22.46%) Windows 7
13 61 (22.10%) Linux
14 60 (21.74%) SC Cleared
15 59 (21.38%) DV Cleared
15 59 (21.38%) Exchange Server 2010
15 59 (21.38%) TCP/IP
16 52 (18.84%) IIS
17 50 (18.12%) MS Excel
18 49 (17.75%) DNS
19 46 (16.67%) Cisco
20 45 (16.30%) SCCM
21 44 (15.94%) Hyper-V
21 44 (15.94%) EMC
22 40 (14.49%) Disaster Recovery
23 39 (14.13%) Firewall
23 39 (14.13%) Citrix
23 39 (14.13%) MCSE
24 38 (13.77%) Exchange Server 2013

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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
1 100 (36.23%) MS Exchange
2 59 (21.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 52 (18.84%) IIS
4 38 (13.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 35 (12.68%) Exchange Server 2003
5 35 (12.68%) SharePoint
6 34 (12.32%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (7.25%) Lync
8 10 (3.62%) Apache
9 8 (2.90%) Documentum
10 6 (2.17%) WebSphere
10 6 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (1.81%) ArcGIS
11 5 (1.81%) Tomcat
11 5 (1.81%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.45%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 4 (1.45%) Lotus Domino
12 4 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.45%) GroupWise
Applications
1 50 (18.12%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.71%) MS Office
3 2 (0.72%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) Exchequer
1 3 (1.09%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.17%) SaaS
3 4 (1.45%) Office 365
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.36%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (21.38%) TCP/IP
2 49 (17.75%) DNS
3 39 (14.13%) Firewall
4 31 (11.23%) LAN
5 29 (10.51%) WAN
6 26 (9.42%) DHCP
7 20 (7.25%) SAN
8 16 (5.80%) PBX
9 14 (5.07%) VPN
9 14 (5.07%) VoIP
10 12 (4.35%) Multicast
10 12 (4.35%) TETRA
11 11 (3.99%) SMTP
12 10 (3.62%) DMZ
13 9 (3.26%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (3.26%) Wireless
13 9 (3.26%) HTTP
13 9 (3.26%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (3.26%) NAS
13 9 (3.26%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 27 (9.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (6.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (2.90%) MySQL
5 7 (2.54%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.45%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.45%) MS Access
7 3 (1.09%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (6.52%) Subversion
2 2 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
General
1 28 (10.14%) Telecoms
2 16 (5.80%) Finance
3 12 (4.35%) Marketing
4 7 (2.54%) Retail
5 6 (2.17%) German Language
5 6 (2.17%) Publishing
6 5 (1.81%) French Language
7 4 (1.45%) Spanish Language
8 3 (1.09%) Billing
8 3 (1.09%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.72%) Hungarian Language
9 2 (0.72%) Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 91 (32.97%) Support Engineer
2 34 (12.32%) Consultant
3 33 (11.96%) Server Engineer
4 27 (9.78%) 3rd Line Support
5 25 (9.06%) 2nd Line Support
6 24 (8.70%) Administrator
7 21 (7.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 20 (7.25%) Server Support
8 20 (7.25%) Server Support Engineer
9 17 (6.16%) Security Engineer
10 15 (5.43%) Analyst
11 14 (5.07%) Senior Support Engineer
12 13 (4.71%) Team Leader
12 13 (4.71%) Microsoft Consultant
12 13 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (4.71%) Support Analyst
13 12 (4.35%) Security Support Engineer
13 12 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 12 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
13 12 (4.35%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.26%) Web Services
2 7 (2.54%) .NET
3 6 (2.17%) HTML
4 4 (1.45%) CSS
4 4 (1.45%) ODBC
5 3 (1.09%) SOAP
5 3 (1.09%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.09%) Ajax
5 3 (1.09%) jQuery
6 2 (0.72%) XML
6 2 (0.72%) XSLT
6 2 (0.72%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.36%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.88%) Clustering
3 11 (3.99%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.99%) iPhone
4 10 (3.62%) PKI
5 9 (3.26%) FlexPod
6 8 (2.90%) Blackberry
7 6 (2.17%) Firmware
8 5 (1.81%) Replication
8 5 (1.81%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.81%) Statistics
8 5 (1.81%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (1.09%) IPTV
10 3 (1.09%) Open Source
11 2 (0.72%) HP StorageWorks
11 2 (0.72%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 276 (100.00%) Windows
2 175 (63.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 80 (28.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 62 (22.46%) Windows 7
5 61 (22.10%) Linux
6 37 (13.41%) Windows 8
7 32 (11.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (7.97%) Windows XP
9 15 (5.43%) Windows 2000
10 14 (5.07%) UNIX
11 12 (4.35%) Android
12 11 (3.99%) Solaris
13 9 (3.26%) Windows 2000 Server
14 7 (2.54%) Debian
15 4 (1.45%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (1.45%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.72%) CentOS
16 2 (0.72%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (14.49%) Disaster Recovery
2 32 (11.59%) ITIL
3 20 (7.25%) Performance Monitoring
4 13 (4.71%) Configuration Management
4 13 (4.71%) Mobile Device Management
4 13 (4.71%) Mentoring
5 12 (4.35%) Product Management
6 11 (3.99%) Workflow
7 10 (3.62%) Service Delivery
8 8 (2.90%) Software Distribution
8 8 (2.90%) Network Management
8 8 (2.90%) Software Engineering
9 7 (2.54%) MVC
9 7 (2.54%) Resource Management
9 7 (2.54%) iOS Development
10 6 (2.17%) Waterfall
11 5 (1.81%) Migration
11 5 (1.81%) Change Management
11 5 (1.81%) Data Management
11 5 (1.81%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 73 (26.45%) SQL
2 23 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 18 (6.52%) VBScript
4 15 (5.43%) VB
5 11 (3.99%) PHP
6 7 (2.54%) Objective-C
6 7 (2.54%) PHP5
7 6 (2.17%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.17%) Perl
8 5 (1.81%) Java
9 4 (1.45%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.45%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.45%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.36%) C
10 1 (0.36%) Korn
10 1 (0.36%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 77 (27.90%) Security Cleared
2 64 (23.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 60 (21.74%) SC Cleared
4 59 (21.38%) DV Cleared
5 39 (14.13%) MCSE
6 27 (9.78%) MCITP
6 27 (9.78%) MCP
7 21 (7.61%) MCSA
8 20 (7.25%) CCNA
8 20 (7.25%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (6.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 15 (5.43%) MCTS
11 12 (4.35%) Degree
12 9 (3.26%) NCDA
12 9 (3.26%) NCIE
12 9 (3.26%) VCDX
12 9 (3.26%) VCAP
12 9 (3.26%) VTSP
13 8 (2.90%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (2.17%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.43%) SLA
2 9 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.81%) QA
3 5 (1.81%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 127 (46.01%) Active Directory
2 77 (27.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (15.94%) Hyper-V
4 24 (8.70%) vSphere
5 16 (5.80%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (4.35%) XenApp
6 12 (4.35%) Terminal Server
7 9 (3.26%) VMware ESX
8 8 (2.90%) XenDesktop
9 7 (2.54%) XenServer
10 6 (2.17%) Terminal Services
11 5 (1.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (1.45%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (1.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.72%) KVM
14 2 (0.72%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.72%) Nmap
14 2 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.36%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 45 (16.30%) SCCM
2 32 (11.59%) WSUS
3 28 (10.14%) EMC NetWorker
4 26 (9.42%) SCOM
5 14 (5.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 12 (4.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 12 (4.35%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.81%) Backup Exec
7 5 (1.81%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.09%) ARCserve
8 3 (1.09%) Legato
8 3 (1.09%) SCDPM
8 3 (1.09%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.72%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.72%) SCSM
9 2 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.72%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.36%) DameWare
10 1 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.36%) Nagios
Vendors
1 191 (69.20%) Microsoft
2 101 (36.59%) VMware
3 46 (16.67%) Cisco
4 44 (15.94%) EMC
5 39 (14.13%) Citrix
6 33 (11.96%) HP
7 27 (9.78%) Red Hat
8 26 (9.42%) Oracle
9 18 (6.52%) IBM
10 16 (5.80%) NetApp
11 15 (5.43%) Dell
12 12 (4.35%) Symantec
13 9 (3.26%) F5
14 7 (2.54%) Juniper
15 6 (2.17%) Fujitsu
15 6 (2.17%) Pegasus
15 6 (2.17%) Sage
16 5 (1.81%) ESRI
16 5 (1.81%) Sourcefire
16 5 (1.81%) Blue Coat
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