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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 43 33 54
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +21
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 122 150 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 5.10% 6.52% 4.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.18% 21.65% 14.98%
Number of salaries quoted 87 118 61
Average salary £35,000 £38,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £22,350 £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,150 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
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
671 693 554
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 28.06% 30.14% 28.41%
Number of salaries quoted 457 538 476
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 27 January 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Reading

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

1 243 (100.00%) Windows
2 154 (63.37%) Microsoft
3 149 (61.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 148 (60.91%) Active Directory
5 97 (39.92%) VMware
6 86 (35.39%) VMware Infrastructure
7 78 (32.10%) TCP/IP
8 71 (29.22%) MS Exchange
9 70 (28.81%) Windows 7
10 69 (28.40%) SCCM
11 68 (27.98%) Windows Server 2012
12 60 (24.69%) Security Cleared
13 58 (23.87%) SQL
14 48 (19.75%) Cisco
15 47 (19.34%) DNS
16 46 (18.93%) Citrix
17 44 (18.11%) IIS
17 44 (18.11%) SC Cleared
17 44 (18.11%) DV Cleared
18 42 (17.28%) Exchange Server 2010
18 42 (17.28%) Microsoft Certification
19 41 (16.87%) Linux
20 39 (16.05%) Windows 8
20 39 (16.05%) Analytical Skills
21 38 (15.64%) MCSE
22 32 (13.17%) Hyper-V
22 32 (13.17%) PowerShell
23 31 (12.76%) Firewall
24 30 (12.35%) EMC
24 30 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2013

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 71 (29.22%) MS Exchange
2 44 (18.11%) IIS
3 42 (17.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (9.88%) SharePoint
6 21 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 13 (5.35%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (4.53%) Lync
9 8 (3.29%) Lotus Domino
10 7 (2.88%) WebSphere
11 6 (2.47%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (2.47%) Apache
11 6 (2.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (2.06%) Documentum
12 5 (2.06%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (1.65%) ArcGIS
14 3 (1.23%) IBM HTTP Server
14 3 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2000
16 1 (0.41%) SAS
Applications
1 25 (10.29%) MS Office
2 21 (8.64%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.29%) SaaS
2 5 (2.06%) PaaS
2 5 (2.06%) Office 365
3 2 (0.82%) IaaS
3 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 78 (32.10%) TCP/IP
2 47 (19.34%) DNS
3 31 (12.76%) Firewall
4 20 (8.23%) SAN
5 19 (7.82%) DHCP
6 12 (4.94%) LAN
7 10 (4.12%) PBX
8 8 (3.29%) WAN
9 7 (2.88%) NetScaler
10 6 (2.47%) SSL
11 5 (2.06%) tcpdump
11 5 (2.06%) Wireshark
12 4 (1.65%) iSCSI
12 4 (1.65%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (1.65%) Internet
12 4 (1.65%) VPN
12 4 (1.65%) NAS
13 3 (1.23%) Ethernet
13 3 (1.23%) HTTP
13 3 (1.23%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.52%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.23%) MySQL
4 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.47%) Subversion
3 5 (2.06%) MSI
3 5 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (1.23%) MSTest
4 3 (1.23%) Bugzilla
4 3 (1.23%) JIRA
4 3 (1.23%) Selenium
4 3 (1.23%) WinRunner
4 3 (1.23%) TestDirector
4 3 (1.23%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (1.23%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.82%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (4.94%) Finance
2 2 (0.82%) Retail
2 2 (0.82%) French Language
2 2 (0.82%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.41%) German Language
3 1 (0.41%) Marketing
3 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 89 (36.63%) Support Engineer
2 27 (11.11%) Senior Support Engineer
3 21 (8.64%) 3rd Line Support
4 19 (7.82%) Server Engineer
5 16 (6.58%) Technical Support
5 16 (6.58%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 15 (6.17%) Consultant
6 15 (6.17%) Security Engineer
6 15 (6.17%) Integration Engineer
7 13 (5.35%) Administrator
8 12 (4.94%) Desktop Support
8 12 (4.94%) Analyst
9 11 (4.53%) Server Support
9 11 (4.53%) Server Support Engineer
9 11 (4.53%) Windows Engineer
10 10 (4.12%) VMware Engineer
11 9 (3.70%) Technical Support Engineer
11 9 (3.70%) Technical Specialist
11 9 (3.70%) Technical Engineer
11 9 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.70%) .NET
2 6 (2.47%) ASP.NET
2 6 (2.47%) HTML
3 5 (2.06%) WSH
3 5 (2.06%) Software Packaging
3 5 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (0.82%) Ajax
4 2 (0.82%) XML
5 1 (0.41%) XSL
5 1 (0.41%) LAMP
5 1 (0.41%) WinForms
5 1 (0.41%) DHTML
5 1 (0.41%) CSS
5 1 (0.41%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.41%) WCF
5 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 39 (16.05%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.76%) Fat Client
2 14 (5.76%) Thin Client
3 8 (3.29%) Open Source
4 7 (2.88%) Blackberry
4 7 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.47%) Clustering
6 5 (2.06%) PKI
6 5 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.65%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.23%) Replication
8 3 (1.23%) Kindle
8 3 (1.23%) iPhone
9 2 (0.82%) HP StorageWorks
9 2 (0.82%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.82%) SCORM
10 1 (0.41%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 243 (100.00%) Windows
2 149 (61.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 70 (28.81%) Windows 7
4 68 (27.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (16.87%) Linux
6 39 (16.05%) Windows 8
7 21 (8.64%) Windows XP
8 19 (7.82%) UNIX
9 16 (6.58%) Windows 2000
10 13 (5.35%) Solaris
10 13 (5.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (2.88%) Windows 2000 Server
12 6 (2.47%) Android
13 2 (0.82%) VMS
13 2 (0.82%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (11.52%) ITIL
2 23 (9.47%) Mentoring
3 20 (8.23%) Performance Monitoring
3 20 (8.23%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (7.41%) Problem Management
5 16 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (6.17%) Data Management
6 15 (6.17%) Server Monitoring
7 14 (5.76%) Migration
8 12 (4.94%) Project Management
9 9 (3.70%) Configuration Management
10 7 (2.88%) BCP
10 7 (2.88%) Coaching
10 7 (2.88%) Infrastructure Management
11 6 (2.47%) Workflow
11 6 (2.47%) Service Delivery
11 6 (2.47%) Incident Management
12 5 (2.06%) Release Management
12 5 (2.06%) Unit Testing
12 5 (2.06%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 58 (23.87%) SQL
2 32 (13.17%) PowerShell
3 23 (9.47%) VBScript
4 15 (6.17%) VB
5 7 (2.88%) C#
6 5 (2.06%) Perl
7 4 (1.65%) PHP
8 3 (1.23%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.23%) Java
8 3 (1.23%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.82%) Python
9 2 (0.82%) Ruby
9 2 (0.82%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.82%) C++
10 1 (0.41%) Korn
10 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.41%) C
10 1 (0.41%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 60 (24.69%) Security Cleared
2 44 (18.11%) SC Cleared
2 44 (18.11%) DV Cleared
3 42 (17.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 38 (15.64%) MCSE
5 14 (5.76%) MCITP
6 10 (4.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (3.29%) CCNA
8 7 (2.88%) MCP
9 6 (2.47%) CCA
9 6 (2.47%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (2.47%) CCEA
9 6 (2.47%) Degree
10 5 (2.06%) CCEE
10 5 (2.06%) CCIA
11 3 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (1.23%) VTSP
11 3 (1.23%) ISTQB
11 3 (1.23%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.88%) SLA
2 7 (2.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 148 (60.91%) Active Directory
2 86 (35.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (13.17%) Hyper-V
4 19 (7.82%) vSphere
5 15 (6.17%) ISA Server
6 13 (5.35%) VMware ESX
7 12 (4.94%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (4.12%) XenApp
9 8 (3.29%) XenDesktop
10 6 (2.47%) XenServer
11 3 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.82%) Nmap
12 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.82%) Firmware
12 2 (0.82%) pfSense
12 2 (0.82%) KVM
13 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.41%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 69 (28.40%) SCCM
2 26 (10.70%) SCOM
3 25 (10.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 25 (10.29%) NetBackup
4 18 (7.41%) WSUS
5 15 (6.17%) EMC NetWorker
6 11 (4.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 8 (3.29%) Backup Exec
8 5 (2.06%) XenMobile
8 5 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (1.65%) Legato
9 4 (1.65%) ARCserve
9 4 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.82%) Windows Intune
11 2 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.82%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.82%) SCSM
11 2 (0.82%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 154 (63.37%) Microsoft
2 97 (39.92%) VMware
3 48 (19.75%) Cisco
4 46 (18.93%) Citrix
5 30 (12.35%) EMC
6 27 (11.11%) Symantec
7 26 (10.70%) HP
8 20 (8.23%) Oracle
9 17 (7.00%) IBM
10 16 (6.58%) CheckPoint
11 15 (6.17%) Juniper
12 14 (5.76%) Avaya
12 14 (5.76%) F5
13 13 (5.35%) Red Hat
14 11 (4.53%) Blue Coat
14 11 (4.53%) Sourcefire
14 11 (4.53%) Crossbeam
15 5 (2.06%) Lotus
15 5 (2.06%) Red Gate
16 4 (1.65%) Lumension
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