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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 63 38 56
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +18
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 74 130 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 3.45% 5.28% 3.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.96% 18.73% 13.31%
Number of salaries quoted 72 100 72
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +13.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,250 £27,450 £21,600
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £57,500 £55,000
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
571 694 646
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 26.62% 28.21% 28.92%
Number of salaries quoted 479 514 529
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
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 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 4 September 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Reading

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 192 (100.00%) Windows
2 121 (63.02%) Active Directory
3 120 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 109 (56.77%) VMware
5 95 (49.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 93 (48.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 67 (34.90%) VMware Infrastructure
7 67 (34.90%) Cisco
8 66 (34.38%) TCP/IP
9 65 (33.85%) MS Excel
10 63 (32.81%) Linux
11 58 (30.21%) MS Exchange
12 56 (29.17%) Hyper-V
13 49 (25.52%) Firewall
14 46 (23.96%) Exchange Server 2010
15 42 (21.88%) ITIL
16 41 (21.35%) SCCM
17 40 (20.83%) Windows 7
18 38 (19.79%) Microsoft Certification
19 36 (18.75%) Windows XP
20 34 (17.71%) DNS
20 34 (17.71%) SQL
20 34 (17.71%) MS Office
20 34 (17.71%) SAN
21 33 (17.19%) SQL Server
21 33 (17.19%) HP
22 30 (15.63%) Solaris
22 30 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 29 (15.10%) IIS
23 29 (15.10%) LAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 58 (30.21%) MS Exchange
2 46 (23.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (15.10%) IIS
4 24 (12.50%) Lync
5 23 (11.98%) SharePoint
6 12 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (5.73%) Lotus Domino
8 6 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.08%) IBM Notes
9 4 (2.08%) ArcGIS
10 3 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.56%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 65 (33.85%) MS Excel
2 34 (17.71%) MS Office
3 7 (3.65%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.52%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.52%) MS Project
5 1 (0.52%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.52%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.52%) CorelDRAW
5 1 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (2.60%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.29%) Office 365
2 8 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.60%) SaaS
4 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (34.38%) TCP/IP
2 49 (25.52%) Firewall
3 34 (17.71%) DNS
3 34 (17.71%) SAN
4 29 (15.10%) LAN
5 26 (13.54%) DHCP
6 24 (12.50%) WAN
7 14 (7.29%) Internet
7 14 (7.29%) iSCSI
8 13 (6.77%) NAS
9 10 (5.21%) VPN
10 9 (4.69%) VLAN
11 7 (3.65%) Network Security
12 5 (2.60%) BIG-IP
12 5 (2.60%) SMTP
12 5 (2.60%) MPLS
12 5 (2.60%) SSL
13 4 (2.08%) VoIP
13 4 (2.08%) Cisco IOS
14 3 (1.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.19%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
3 8 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.65%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.04%) MySQL
8 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (6.25%) Finance
2 9 (4.69%) Retail
3 7 (3.65%) Billing
3 7 (3.65%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.65%) Legal
4 5 (2.60%) French Language
4 5 (2.60%) German Language
5 4 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.56%) Marketing
7 2 (1.04%) Publishing
8 1 (0.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 48 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 41 (21.35%) Analyst
3 30 (15.63%) IT Support
4 23 (11.98%) Support Analyst
5 22 (11.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (9.90%) Technical Engineer
7 17 (8.85%) 2nd Line Support
8 15 (7.81%) IT Support Engineer
9 14 (7.29%) IT Support Analyst
9 14 (7.29%) Technical Support
10 12 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
10 12 (6.25%) Security Engineer
11 11 (5.73%) 3rd Line Support
11 11 (5.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 10 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 9 (4.69%) Architect
13 9 (4.69%) Consultant
13 9 (4.69%) Security Analyst
14 8 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 8 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.21%) MSMQ
2 8 (4.17%) Web Services
3 7 (3.65%) Software Packaging
4 3 (1.56%) Flash
4 3 (1.56%) XML
5 2 (1.04%) .NET
5 2 (1.04%) SOAP
5 2 (1.04%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.52%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.52%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.52%) XSLT
6 1 (0.52%) WAP
6 1 (0.52%) SAML
6 1 (0.52%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.69%) Clustering
4 8 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.17%) EMC VNX
5 7 (3.65%) N-Tier
5 7 (3.65%) Blackberry
6 6 (3.13%) Statistics
7 5 (2.60%) Fat Client
7 5 (2.60%) Thin Client
7 5 (2.60%) PKI
8 4 (2.08%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.08%) EqualLogic
9 3 (1.56%) Replication
9 3 (1.56%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.04%) Performance Metrics
10 2 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.04%) Derivative
10 2 (1.04%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.52%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 192 (100.00%) Windows
2 95 (49.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 93 (48.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 63 (32.81%) Linux
5 40 (20.83%) Windows 7
6 36 (18.75%) Windows XP
7 30 (15.63%) Solaris
7 30 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (13.02%) Windows 8
8 25 (13.02%) UNIX
9 17 (8.85%) Windows 2000
10 16 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
11 6 (3.13%) Windows Vista
12 5 (2.60%) Android
13 3 (1.56%) Debian
13 3 (1.56%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.04%) SUSE
14 2 (1.04%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (1.04%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (21.88%) ITIL
2 17 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (6.77%) Migration
3 13 (6.77%) Project Management
3 13 (6.77%) Incident Management
4 11 (5.73%) Project Planning
5 9 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (4.17%) Change Management
6 8 (4.17%) Mentoring
7 7 (3.65%) SABSA
7 7 (3.65%) SOA
7 7 (3.65%) Validation
7 7 (3.65%) Business Development
7 7 (3.65%) Load Balancing
7 7 (3.65%) TOGAF
7 7 (3.65%) DoDAF
7 7 (3.65%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (3.13%) Data Analysis
8 6 (3.13%) Workflow
8 6 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 34 (17.71%) SQL
2 18 (9.38%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.65%) VBScript
3 7 (3.65%) VB
4 4 (2.08%) T-SQL
4 4 (2.08%) Perl
5 3 (1.56%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.04%) C
7 1 (0.52%) Java
7 1 (0.52%) X++
7 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 38 (19.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (12.50%) MCSE
3 18 (9.38%) MCITP
4 16 (8.33%) Network+ Certification
4 16 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (7.29%) A+ Certification
6 13 (6.77%) CCNA
6 13 (6.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (6.25%) Security Cleared
8 9 (4.69%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (4.17%) MCSA
9 8 (4.17%) Degree
10 7 (3.65%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (3.65%) MCP
11 6 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (3.13%) SC Cleared
11 6 (3.13%) Security+ Certification
12 4 (2.08%) CCIE
13 3 (1.56%) RHCE
13 3 (1.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.98%) SLA
2 7 (3.65%) COBIT
3 4 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 121 (63.02%) Active Directory
2 67 (34.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (29.17%) Hyper-V
4 16 (8.33%) VMware ESX
5 15 (7.81%) Terminal Services
6 10 (5.21%) vSphere
7 8 (4.17%) VMware Workstation
8 7 (3.65%) vCloud
8 7 (3.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (2.08%) VMware Server
10 3 (1.56%) XenApp
11 2 (1.04%) XenServer
11 2 (1.04%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 41 (21.35%) SCCM
2 14 (7.29%) SCOM
3 12 (6.25%) Backup Exec
4 7 (3.65%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 6 (3.13%) NetBackup
5 6 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (3.13%) FortiGate
6 5 (2.60%) WSUS
7 3 (1.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (1.56%) Nagios
7 3 (1.56%) PureDisk
8 2 (1.04%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.04%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.04%) SCSM
9 1 (0.52%) logstash
9 1 (0.52%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.52%) Graphite
9 1 (0.52%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.52%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 120 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 109 (56.77%) VMware
3 67 (34.90%) Cisco
4 33 (17.19%) HP
5 29 (15.10%) Juniper
6 27 (14.06%) Red Hat
7 25 (13.02%) CheckPoint
8 24 (12.50%) Citrix
8 24 (12.50%) Dell
9 22 (11.46%) F5
10 21 (10.94%) EMC
11 19 (9.90%) Oracle
12 17 (8.85%) Blue Coat
12 17 (8.85%) Sourcefire
12 17 (8.85%) Crossbeam
12 17 (8.85%) Symantec
13 13 (6.77%) IBM
14 11 (5.73%) Brocade
14 11 (5.73%) Dell Compellent
15 10 (5.21%) Apple
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