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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 68 71 34
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -37
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 111 86 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.97% 2.82% 5.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.51% 11.00% 18.15%
Number of salaries quoted 55 56 96
Average salary £37,750 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.85% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,950 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,995 £44,000
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
964 782 953
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 25.81% 25.66% 30.40%
Number of salaries quoted 585 497 585
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014. 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 +18 51 £36,750 +5.00% 1
Glasgow +9 34 £38,500 +2.66% 3
North Lanarkshire - 8 £31,000 -
Dundee +6 6 £42,500 +3.67%
Aberdeen +4 4 - - 2
West Lothian +11 2 £38,500 -
Highlands -1 2 - -
Moray - 2 - -
Argyll and Bute +3 1 £53,000 -
South Lanarkshire -1 1 £35,000 -
Inverclyde - 1 £32,000 -
Stirling - 1 £29,000 - 1
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 189 (100.00%) Windows
2 105 (55.56%) VMware
3 101 (53.44%) Active Directory
4 92 (48.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 84 (44.44%) Microsoft
6 77 (40.74%) VMware Infrastructure
7 74 (39.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 70 (37.04%) Citrix
9 69 (36.51%) MCSE
10 67 (35.45%) MS Exchange
10 67 (35.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 60 (31.75%) MS Excel
12 58 (30.69%) SAN
13 46 (24.34%) MCITP
14 45 (23.81%) DNS
14 45 (23.81%) SQL Server
15 41 (21.69%) Exchange Server 2010
16 40 (21.16%) ITIL
17 36 (19.05%) Hyper-V
18 34 (17.99%) Finance
19 32 (16.93%) SQL
19 32 (16.93%) Cisco
20 30 (15.87%) IIS
21 29 (15.34%) MCSA
22 28 (14.81%) Lync
23 27 (14.29%) Firewall
24 26 (13.76%) Linux
24 26 (13.76%) Exchange Server 2007
25 25 (13.23%) Windows 7
25 25 (13.23%) vSphere

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 67 (35.45%) MS Exchange
2 41 (21.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (15.87%) IIS
4 28 (14.81%) Lync
5 26 (13.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (6.88%) SharePoint
7 6 (3.17%) nginx
7 6 (3.17%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.65%) Apache
8 5 (2.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.12%) IBM Notes
9 4 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (1.59%) WorkSite
11 2 (1.06%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 60 (31.75%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.88%) MS Office
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.53%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.59%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.53%) SAP CCM
3 1 (0.53%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.65%) Office 365
2 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.53%) Taleo
4 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (30.69%) SAN
2 45 (23.81%) DNS
3 27 (14.29%) Firewall
4 20 (10.58%) DHCP
5 13 (6.88%) iSCSI
6 12 (6.35%) Unified Communications
6 12 (6.35%) Fibre Channel
6 12 (6.35%) TCP/IP
7 10 (5.29%) Wireless
8 9 (4.76%) WAN
9 8 (4.23%) LAN
9 8 (4.23%) NAS
10 7 (3.70%) IP Telephony
10 7 (3.70%) VoIP
11 6 (3.17%) VPN
12 5 (2.65%) Cisco IPT
13 3 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (1.06%) VLAN
14 2 (1.06%) IPv4
15 1 (0.53%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.70%) MySQL
3 6 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.53%) DB2
6 1 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.53%) Subversion
1 1 (0.53%) Fiddler
1 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
General
1 34 (17.99%) Finance
2 6 (3.17%) Banking
3 4 (2.12%) Law
3 4 (2.12%) Advertising
4 3 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.06%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (21.16%) Consultant
2 36 (19.05%) Analyst
3 31 (16.40%) Support Engineer
4 23 (12.17%) IT Support
5 19 (10.05%) Server Support
6 18 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (9.52%) IT Support Engineer
7 14 (7.41%) Server Technician
8 13 (6.88%) 3rd Line Support
8 13 (6.88%) Support Analyst
9 12 (6.35%) 3rd Line Server Support
9 12 (6.35%) Communications Engineer
9 12 (6.35%) Microsoft Consultant
10 10 (5.29%) Wintel Consultant
10 10 (5.29%) Administrator
11 9 (4.76%) Citrix Consultant
11 9 (4.76%) Applications Support
11 9 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 8 (4.23%) Technical Consultant
13 7 (3.70%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.82%) .NET
2 7 (3.70%) XML
3 4 (2.12%) CSS
3 4 (2.12%) HTML
4 2 (1.06%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.06%) COM
4 2 (1.06%) XSL
5 1 (0.53%) SVG
5 1 (0.53%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.53%) NHibernate
5 1 (0.53%) JSP
5 1 (0.53%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.53%) WPF
5 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.53%) HTML5
5 1 (0.53%) CSS3
5 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.94%) Clustering
2 7 (3.70%) Blackberry
2 7 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.65%) Thin Client
3 5 (2.65%) Fat Client
3 5 (2.65%) CLARiiON
4 4 (2.12%) Statistics
4 4 (2.12%) Replication
5 2 (1.06%) iPhone
6 1 (0.53%) iSeries
6 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.53%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 189 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (48.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 67 (35.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (13.76%) Linux
5 25 (13.23%) Windows 7
6 17 (8.99%) Windows XP
7 9 (4.76%) Ubuntu
8 8 (4.23%) Windows 2000 Server
9 7 (3.70%) CentOS
10 5 (2.65%) OpenSolaris
10 5 (2.65%) UNIX
10 5 (2.65%) Solaris
11 3 (1.59%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.59%) Debian
11 3 (1.59%) Windows Phone
11 3 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.06%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (21.16%) ITIL
2 16 (8.47%) Service Delivery
3 13 (6.88%) PRINCE2
4 12 (6.35%) MOF
5 10 (5.29%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (4.23%) Project Management
6 8 (4.23%) Infrastructure Management
7 6 (3.17%) Migration
8 5 (2.65%) Change Management
8 5 (2.65%) ERP
8 5 (2.65%) Information Management
9 4 (2.12%) High Availability
9 4 (2.12%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (2.12%) Performance Management
9 4 (2.12%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (1.59%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (1.59%) Change Control
10 3 (1.59%) Agile Project Management
10 3 (1.59%) Software Deployment
10 3 (1.59%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 32 (16.93%) SQL
2 13 (6.88%) PowerShell
3 10 (5.29%) C#
4 7 (3.70%) VB
5 6 (3.17%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.65%) Perl
6 5 (2.65%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.65%) Python
7 4 (2.12%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.59%) Java
9 2 (1.06%) XPath
9 2 (1.06%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.53%) C++
10 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 74 (39.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (36.51%) MCSE
3 46 (24.34%) MCITP
4 29 (15.34%) MCSA
5 21 (11.11%) MCTS
6 18 (9.52%) Security Cleared
7 12 (6.35%) SC Cleared
8 10 (5.29%) Degree
9 8 (4.23%) CCA
9 8 (4.23%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (2.65%) VCAP
12 4 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.59%) MCP
13 3 (1.59%) CCNA
14 1 (0.53%) CCNP
14 1 (0.53%) CISSP
14 1 (0.53%) A+ Certification
14 1 (0.53%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.35%) SLA
2 3 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.06%) HL7
System Software
1 101 (53.44%) Active Directory
2 77 (40.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (19.05%) Hyper-V
4 25 (13.23%) vSphere
5 21 (11.11%) XenApp
6 10 (5.29%) XenDesktop
7 9 (4.76%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 8 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (3.17%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (2.65%) Terminal Services
11 4 (2.12%) VMware ESX
12 2 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (1.06%) NFS
12 2 (1.06%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.53%) Postfix
13 1 (0.53%) Squid
13 1 (0.53%) BlackBerry Internet Service
13 1 (0.53%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 15 (7.94%) SCCM
2 12 (6.35%) SCOM
3 5 (2.65%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.65%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (2.12%) WSUS
4 4 (2.12%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.59%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.53%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.53%) Puppet
7 1 (0.53%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.53%) Control-M
Vendors
1 105 (55.56%) VMware
2 84 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 70 (37.04%) Citrix
4 32 (16.93%) Cisco
5 22 (11.64%) Oracle
6 18 (9.52%) HP
7 15 (7.94%) EMC
7 15 (7.94%) NetApp
8 14 (7.41%) Red Hat
9 12 (6.35%) AppSense
10 10 (5.29%) Dell
11 9 (4.76%) Veeam
12 8 (4.23%) Symantec
13 6 (3.17%) Lotus
14 5 (2.65%) IBM
14 5 (2.65%) CommVault
15 4 (2.12%) Juniper
15 4 (2.12%) Apple
15 4 (2.12%) Meru Networks
16 3 (1.59%) Sophos
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