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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 109 90 72
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -18
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 54 92 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.72% 2.47% 3.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.76% 10.14% 11.58%
Number of salaries quoted 35 50 68
Average salary £30,000 £37,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.52% +0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £31,000 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £55,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
799 907 881
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 25.42% 24.39% 26.87%
Number of salaries quoted 475 558 588
Average salary £39,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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 29 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 29 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 -1 26 £29,500 -21.33% 7
Glasgow +7 18 £35,000 -9.09% 6
West Dunbartonshire - 4 - -
Aberdeen +18 3 £37,750 +27.96%
Highlands -2 1 £42,500 -
West Lothian -5 1 £27,500 -28.57%
Dundee -10 1 £19,000 -55.29% 2
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 116 (100.00%) Windows
2 72 (62.07%) Windows Server 2012
3 71 (61.21%) Microsoft
4 70 (60.34%) Active Directory
5 62 (53.45%) VMware
6 51 (43.97%) MS Exchange
7 48 (41.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 42 (36.21%) Citrix
9 38 (32.76%) Cisco
10 37 (31.90%) VMware Infrastructure
11 35 (30.17%) MS Excel
11 35 (30.17%) ITIL
12 31 (26.72%) SQL Server
12 31 (26.72%) vSphere
13 30 (25.86%) Firewall
14 29 (25.00%) SAN
14 29 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
15 27 (23.28%) SCCM
16 26 (22.41%) Windows 7
17 25 (21.55%) XenApp
17 25 (21.55%) SQL
18 24 (20.69%) DNS
18 24 (20.69%) WAN
19 22 (18.97%) DHCP
19 22 (18.97%) SCOM
20 21 (18.10%) Exchange Server 2007
20 21 (18.10%) LAN
21 20 (17.24%) VPN
21 20 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
22 19 (16.38%) CCNA

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 51 (43.97%) MS Exchange
2 29 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (18.10%) Exchange Server 2007
4 19 (16.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 17 (14.66%) SharePoint
6 13 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (6.90%) Lync
9 6 (5.17%) IIS
10 5 (4.31%) WorkSite
11 3 (2.59%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (30.17%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.03%) MS Office
3 3 (2.59%) MS Project
4 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.76%) Office 365
2 7 (6.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.17%) Google Apps
4 4 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (25.86%) Firewall
2 29 (25.00%) SAN
3 24 (20.69%) WAN
3 24 (20.69%) DNS
4 22 (18.97%) DHCP
5 21 (18.10%) LAN
6 20 (17.24%) VPN
7 8 (6.90%) Wireless
8 7 (6.03%) MPLS
9 6 (5.17%) Network Security
10 5 (4.31%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (4.31%) TCP/IP
11 4 (3.45%) MRTG
11 4 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (2.59%) VoIP
13 2 (1.72%) VLAN
14 1 (0.86%) NAS
14 1 (0.86%) WLAN
14 1 (0.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (26.72%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (7.76%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.45%) QlikView
5 3 (2.59%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.59%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.72%) MySQL
7 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.86%) OLAP
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.86%) Informix
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.86%) DTS
7 1 (0.86%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.86%) Fiddler
General
1 13 (11.21%) Back Office
1 13 (11.21%) Finance
2 9 (7.76%) Banking
3 5 (4.31%) Publishing
4 4 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.45%) Retail
4 4 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.72%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.86%) Marketing
6 1 (0.86%) Law
6 1 (0.86%) Legal
6 1 (0.86%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 32 (27.59%) Analyst
2 13 (11.21%) Support Analyst
2 13 (11.21%) Team Leader
3 11 (9.48%) Support Engineer
4 10 (8.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 10 (8.62%) IT Support
5 9 (7.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (7.76%) Administrator
6 8 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (6.90%) Operations Team Leader
7 6 (5.17%) Developer
7 6 (5.17%) IT Support Analyst
7 6 (5.17%) Citrix Administrator
8 5 (4.31%) Support Team Leader
8 5 (4.31%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.31%) Service Analyst
8 5 (4.31%) Desktop Support
9 4 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (3.45%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.90%) Application Packaging
2 6 (5.17%) .NET
3 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.86%) CSS
4 1 (0.86%) WinForms
4 1 (0.86%) WPF
4 1 (0.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.34%) HP StoreVirtual
2 10 (8.62%) Blackberry
3 7 (6.03%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.31%) Replication
4 5 (4.31%) Clustering
5 4 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.59%) Digital Media
6 3 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.72%) EPoS
7 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.86%) FMCG
8 1 (0.86%) iPhone
8 1 (0.86%) LPAR
8 1 (0.86%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.86%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.86%) iPad
8 1 (0.86%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.86%) Kindle
8 1 (0.86%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.86%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 116 (100.00%) Windows
2 72 (62.07%) Windows Server 2012
3 48 (41.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (22.41%) Windows 7
5 12 (10.34%) Windows XP
6 11 (9.48%) Windows 8
7 8 (6.90%) Windows 2000
8 6 (5.17%) Mac OS
9 5 (4.31%) Android
9 5 (4.31%) UNIX
10 3 (2.59%) Linux
11 2 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.86%) AIX
12 1 (0.86%) Solaris
12 1 (0.86%) Debian
12 1 (0.86%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (30.17%) ITIL
2 15 (12.93%) Mentoring
3 12 (10.34%) PRINCE2
4 7 (6.03%) Release Management
5 6 (5.17%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (5.17%) Asset Management
5 6 (5.17%) CRM
5 6 (5.17%) Problem Management
6 4 (3.45%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (3.45%) ERP
6 4 (3.45%) Project Management
6 4 (3.45%) Service Delivery
6 4 (3.45%) ETL
6 4 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (3.45%) Data Protection
6 4 (3.45%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (2.59%) Network Design
7 3 (2.59%) Incident Management
7 3 (2.59%) MOF
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.55%) SQL
2 8 (6.90%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.45%) VBScript
3 4 (3.45%) C#
4 3 (2.59%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.59%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.72%) VB
6 1 (0.86%) Delphi
6 1 (0.86%) Java
6 1 (0.86%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (16.38%) CCNA
3 16 (13.79%) CCNP
4 14 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (12.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (8.62%) Degree
5 10 (8.62%) MCSE
6 4 (3.45%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.59%) MCITP
7 3 (2.59%) HND
8 2 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.72%) MCSA
8 2 (1.72%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.86%) NCDA
9 1 (0.86%) MCDST
9 1 (0.86%) MCTS
9 1 (0.86%) MCP
9 1 (0.86%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.48%) SLA
2 2 (1.72%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 70 (60.34%) Active Directory
2 37 (31.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (26.72%) vSphere
4 25 (21.55%) XenApp
5 12 (10.34%) Hyper-V
6 8 (6.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 8 (6.90%) MetaFrame
7 6 (5.17%) VMware Server
7 6 (5.17%) Forefront TMG
8 5 (4.31%) ISA Server
9 3 (2.59%) VMware ESX
9 3 (2.59%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (2.59%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.86%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (23.28%) SCCM
2 22 (18.97%) SCOM
3 13 (11.21%) SCVMM
4 6 (5.17%) NetBackup
5 4 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (2.59%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 2 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.72%) WSUS
8 1 (0.86%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 71 (61.21%) Microsoft
2 62 (53.45%) VMware
3 42 (36.21%) Citrix
4 38 (32.76%) Cisco
5 18 (15.52%) HP
6 17 (14.66%) CheckPoint
7 6 (5.17%) Altiris
7 6 (5.17%) Oracle
7 6 (5.17%) Avaya
7 6 (5.17%) Veritas
8 5 (4.31%) Dell
8 5 (4.31%) Mitel
9 4 (3.45%) SonicWALL
9 4 (3.45%) SolarWinds
9 4 (3.45%) McAfee
9 4 (3.45%) Juniper
9 4 (3.45%) CommVault
10 3 (2.59%) NetApp
10 3 (2.59%) EMC
10 3 (2.59%) Hyland
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