The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 116 94 51
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -43
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 51 83 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.61% 2.18% 4.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.47% 9.12% 14.95%
Number of salaries quoted 32 51 88
Average salary £32,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.72% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,750 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Windows Server 2008
UK

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

Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
788 910 883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.85% 23.95% 27.13%
Number of salaries quoted 461 572 581
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Windows Server 2008 Salary Trend in Scotland

Windows Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Scotland

Windows Server 2008
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +8 25 £30,000 -14.28% 3
Glasgow +9 17 £36,250 -4.60% 3
West Dunbartonshire - 4 - -
West Lothian -5 2 £26,750 -30.51% 1
Aberdeen +19 1 £41,000 +38.98% 2
Renfrewshire - 1 £18,500 -
Highlands - 1 £42,500 -
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 127 (100.00%) Windows
2 83 (65.35%) Active Directory
3 74 (58.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 68 (53.54%) VMware
5 66 (51.97%) Microsoft
5 66 (51.97%) MS Exchange
6 56 (44.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 53 (41.73%) Citrix
8 47 (37.01%) Cisco
9 46 (36.22%) VMware Infrastructure
10 37 (29.13%) Firewall
10 37 (29.13%) ITIL
11 36 (28.35%) SAN
12 35 (27.56%) Exchange Server 2010
13 34 (26.77%) MS Excel
14 32 (25.20%) DNS
15 30 (23.62%) SQL Server
15 30 (23.62%) Windows 7
16 29 (22.83%) vSphere
17 27 (21.26%) XenApp
17 27 (21.26%) SCCM
17 27 (21.26%) WAN
18 25 (19.69%) DHCP
18 25 (19.69%) Exchange Server 2007
19 24 (18.90%) LAN
19 24 (18.90%) SQL
19 24 (18.90%) Cisco Certification
20 23 (18.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 23 (18.11%) HP
21 22 (17.32%) CCNA

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 66 (51.97%) MS Exchange
2 35 (27.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (19.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 23 (18.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 18 (14.17%) SharePoint
6 16 (12.60%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (8.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (7.87%) Lync
9 8 (6.30%) IIS
10 5 (3.94%) WorkSite
11 3 (2.36%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.79%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 34 (26.77%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.30%) MS Office
3 3 (2.36%) MS Project
4 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.51%) Office 365
2 6 (4.72%) Google Apps
3 3 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (29.13%) Firewall
2 36 (28.35%) SAN
3 32 (25.20%) DNS
4 27 (21.26%) WAN
5 25 (19.69%) DHCP
6 24 (18.90%) LAN
7 21 (16.54%) VPN
8 14 (11.02%) Wireless
9 11 (8.66%) MPLS
10 8 (6.30%) VoIP
11 7 (5.51%) TCP/IP
11 7 (5.51%) Network Security
12 5 (3.94%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (3.15%) MRTG
13 4 (3.15%) Cisco Nexus
14 3 (2.36%) NAS
15 2 (1.57%) VLAN
16 1 (0.79%) IP Telephony
16 1 (0.79%) WLAN
16 1 (0.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (23.62%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (7.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (7.09%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.36%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.57%) Ingres
7 2 (1.57%) Informix
7 2 (1.57%) QlikView
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.79%) DTS
8 1 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.79%) MySQL
8 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.79%) Fiddler
General
1 21 (16.54%) Finance
2 14 (11.02%) Back Office
3 8 (6.30%) Banking
4 5 (3.94%) Publishing
5 4 (3.15%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.15%) Law
6 3 (2.36%) Retail
7 2 (1.57%) Marketing
7 2 (1.57%) Legal
8 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (23.62%) Analyst
2 14 (11.02%) Team Leader
3 12 (9.45%) IT Support
3 12 (9.45%) Support Engineer
4 11 (8.66%) Support Analyst
5 10 (7.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 10 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (7.09%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (6.30%) Administrator
7 8 (6.30%) Operations Team Leader
8 7 (5.51%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.72%) Desktop Support
9 6 (4.72%) IT Support Analyst
9 6 (4.72%) Citrix Administrator
10 5 (3.94%) Consultant
10 5 (3.94%) Service Analyst
10 5 (3.94%) Developer
10 5 (3.94%) IT Support Engineer
10 5 (3.94%) Support Team Leader
11 4 (3.15%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.51%) .NET
1 7 (5.51%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.57%) WPF
2 2 (1.57%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.57%) WinForms
3 1 (0.79%) HTML
3 1 (0.79%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.45%) HP StoreVirtual
2 11 (8.66%) Blackberry
3 9 (7.09%) Data Centre
4 8 (6.30%) Clustering
5 5 (3.94%) Replication
5 5 (3.94%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.15%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.36%) Kindle
7 3 (2.36%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.57%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.57%) iPhone
9 1 (0.79%) LPAR
9 1 (0.79%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.79%) iPad
9 1 (0.79%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.79%) Handset
9 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.79%) EPoS
9 1 (0.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 127 (100.00%) Windows
2 74 (58.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 56 (44.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (23.62%) Windows 7
5 13 (10.24%) Windows XP
6 10 (7.87%) Windows 8
7 8 (6.30%) Windows 2000
8 6 (4.72%) Mac OS
8 6 (4.72%) Windows 2000 Server
9 5 (3.94%) Android
10 4 (3.15%) UNIX
11 2 (1.57%) Solaris
11 2 (1.57%) Linux
12 1 (0.79%) AIX
12 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.79%) CentOS
12 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (29.13%) ITIL
2 19 (14.96%) Mentoring
3 12 (9.45%) PRINCE2
4 8 (6.30%) CRM
5 7 (5.51%) Service Delivery
5 7 (5.51%) Network Design
5 7 (5.51%) Network Management
5 7 (5.51%) Asset Management
6 5 (3.94%) Problem Management
6 5 (3.94%) Migration
7 4 (3.15%) Data Protection
7 4 (3.15%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (3.15%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (3.15%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (2.36%) Software Delivery
8 3 (2.36%) Data Migration
8 3 (2.36%) Release Management
8 3 (2.36%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (2.36%) MOF
9 2 (1.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (18.90%) SQL
2 10 (7.87%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.15%) T-SQL
3 4 (3.15%) VBScript
3 4 (3.15%) C#
4 3 (2.36%) VB
5 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.79%) PHP
5 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (18.90%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (17.32%) CCNA
3 21 (16.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (15.75%) CCNP
5 17 (13.39%) MCSE
6 13 (10.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (7.87%) Degree
8 7 (5.51%) MCITP
9 5 (3.94%) MCSA
10 4 (3.15%) Security Cleared
11 3 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.57%) HND
12 2 (1.57%) MCP
12 2 (1.57%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.79%) MCDST
13 1 (0.79%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.60%) SLA
2 4 (3.15%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 83 (65.35%) Active Directory
2 46 (36.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (22.83%) vSphere
4 27 (21.26%) XenApp
5 13 (10.24%) Hyper-V
6 8 (6.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 8 (6.30%) MetaFrame
7 6 (4.72%) Forefront TMG
7 6 (4.72%) XenDesktop
8 5 (3.94%) VMware Server
9 4 (3.15%) ISA Server
9 4 (3.15%) VMware ESX
10 3 (2.36%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.79%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (21.26%) SCCM
2 22 (17.32%) SCOM
3 13 (10.24%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.36%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.57%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.79%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.79%) WSUS
6 1 (0.79%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.79%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 68 (53.54%) VMware
2 66 (51.97%) Microsoft
3 53 (41.73%) Citrix
4 47 (37.01%) Cisco
5 23 (18.11%) HP
6 18 (14.17%) CheckPoint
7 8 (6.30%) Juniper
7 8 (6.30%) SonicWALL
8 7 (5.51%) Altiris
8 7 (5.51%) Dell
8 7 (5.51%) Avaya
9 6 (4.72%) Oracle
10 5 (3.94%) SolarWinds
10 5 (3.94%) Mitel
11 4 (3.15%) Veeam
12 3 (2.36%) Symantec
12 3 (2.36%) NetApp
12 3 (2.36%) Veritas
13 2 (1.57%) Sun
13 2 (1.57%) IBM
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