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

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 67 43 58
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +15
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 94 144 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.05% 4.41% 3.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.67% 15.08% 14.17%
Number of salaries quoted 53 89 50
Average salary £37,500 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £24,000 £22,954
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £50,400 £55,000
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
742 955 734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.10% 29.24% 25.44%
Number of salaries quoted 442 583 460
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £35,420
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +10.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -16 43 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Glasgow -3 22 £40,500 +19.11% 9
Aberdeen +25 21 £37,500 - 3
Moray -3 3 - -
Stirling -13 2 £51,250 -2.38%
West Lothian -3 1 - - 1
Fife - 1 £23,500 -
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 191 (100.00%) Windows
2 118 (61.78%) Active Directory
3 98 (51.31%) VMware
4 93 (48.69%) Microsoft
5 88 (46.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 83 (43.46%) MS Exchange
7 82 (42.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 69 (36.13%) MS Excel
9 64 (33.51%) VMware Infrastructure
10 61 (31.94%) DNS
10 61 (31.94%) Cisco
10 61 (31.94%) Citrix
11 48 (25.13%) HP
12 46 (24.08%) Firewall
13 45 (23.56%) Finance
13 45 (23.56%) SAN
13 45 (23.56%) Exchange Server 2010
14 44 (23.04%) Microsoft Certification
15 41 (21.47%) Service Delivery
15 41 (21.47%) Hyper-V
16 38 (19.90%) SQL Server
16 38 (19.90%) ITIL
17 36 (18.85%) SLA
18 35 (18.32%) VoIP
18 35 (18.32%) MCSE
18 35 (18.32%) PowerShell
19 33 (17.28%) Degree
20 31 (16.23%) Windows XP
21 28 (14.66%) IIS
21 28 (14.66%) Lync

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 83 (43.46%) MS Exchange
2 45 (23.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (14.66%) IIS
3 28 (14.66%) Lync
4 18 (9.42%) SharePoint
5 17 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (7.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 13 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (2.09%) Apache
10 3 (1.57%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.52%) nginx
12 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.52%) WorkSite
12 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.52%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 69 (36.13%) MS Excel
2 17 (8.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.52%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.62%) Office 365
2 1 (0.52%) Taleo
2 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 61 (31.94%) DNS
2 46 (24.08%) Firewall
3 45 (23.56%) SAN
4 35 (18.32%) VoIP
5 25 (13.09%) DHCP
6 21 (10.99%) WAN
7 20 (10.47%) Wireless
8 17 (8.90%) LAN
8 17 (8.90%) MPLS
9 15 (7.85%) IP Telephony
10 14 (7.33%) TCP/IP
11 9 (4.71%) VPN
11 9 (4.71%) Cisco IPT
12 7 (3.66%) VLAN
13 5 (2.62%) Network Security
13 5 (2.62%) NAS
13 5 (2.62%) IPv4
14 2 (1.05%) LDAP
14 2 (1.05%) SSL
14 2 (1.05%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (19.90%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.57%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.52%) MySQL
6 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.52%) Informix
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.52%) Ingres
6 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.05%) MSI
2 1 (0.52%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 45 (23.56%) Finance
2 14 (7.33%) Law
3 9 (4.71%) Advertising
4 8 (4.19%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.62%) Banking
6 4 (2.09%) Back Office
7 2 (1.05%) Legal
8 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (19.37%) Analyst
2 30 (15.71%) Consultant
3 27 (14.14%) Support Engineer
4 19 (9.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (9.42%) Wintel Consultant
6 17 (8.90%) Support Analyst
7 14 (7.33%) IT Support
8 13 (6.81%) Customer Engineer
8 13 (6.81%) Customer Support Engineer
9 12 (6.28%) Network Specialist
10 9 (4.71%) Technical Consultant
11 8 (4.19%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (4.19%) Technical Specialist
11 8 (4.19%) IT Support Engineer
11 8 (4.19%) Senior Network Specialist
12 7 (3.66%) Server Technician
12 7 (3.66%) Technical Analyst
12 7 (3.66%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (3.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 6 (3.14%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.76%) .NET
2 3 (1.57%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.57%) Web Services
2 3 (1.57%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.05%) XML
3 2 (1.05%) COM
4 1 (0.52%) CSS
4 1 (0.52%) JDBC
4 1 (0.52%) WAP
4 1 (0.52%) SVG
4 1 (0.52%) WinForms
4 1 (0.52%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.52%) WPF
4 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.57%) Blackberry
2 20 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (7.33%) Clustering
4 8 (4.19%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.14%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.62%) Kindle
7 4 (2.09%) iPhone
7 4 (2.09%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.09%) Replication
7 4 (2.09%) PKI
7 4 (2.09%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.57%) CLARiiON
9 2 (1.05%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.52%) FMCG
10 1 (0.52%) iPad
10 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.52%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 191 (100.00%) Windows
2 88 (46.07%) Windows Server 2012
3 82 (42.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (16.23%) Windows XP
5 24 (12.57%) Windows 7
6 14 (7.33%) Windows 2000 Server
7 13 (6.81%) Linux
8 11 (5.76%) Windows 2000
9 9 (4.71%) Windows Phone
10 7 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (3.14%) UNIX
12 5 (2.62%) Solaris
12 5 (2.62%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.05%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.05%) Android
13 2 (1.05%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.52%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.52%) CentOS
14 1 (0.52%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (21.47%) Service Delivery
2 38 (19.90%) ITIL
3 19 (9.95%) Mentoring
4 17 (8.90%) Migration
5 15 (7.85%) Network Design
5 15 (7.85%) Network Management
6 9 (4.71%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (4.71%) CRM
6 9 (4.71%) Service Management
7 8 (4.19%) ERP
7 8 (4.19%) Test Scripting
7 8 (4.19%) Change Control
7 8 (4.19%) Infrastructure Management
8 7 (3.66%) Time Management
8 7 (3.66%) Problem Management
9 6 (3.14%) Asset Management
9 6 (3.14%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (3.14%) Project Management
10 5 (2.62%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (2.09%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (18.32%) PowerShell
2 19 (9.95%) SQL
3 8 (4.19%) C#
4 7 (3.66%) VBScript
5 4 (2.09%) VB
6 3 (1.57%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.57%) C
7 2 (1.05%) C++
7 2 (1.05%) Java
7 2 (1.05%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.05%) Python
8 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.52%) XAML
8 1 (0.52%) Perl
8 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 44 (23.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (18.32%) MCSE
3 33 (17.28%) Degree
4 26 (13.61%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (12.04%) CCNA
6 17 (8.90%) CCNP
7 15 (7.85%) MCSA
8 13 (6.81%) MCITP
9 10 (5.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (4.19%) Security Cleared
11 7 (3.66%) MCP
12 6 (3.14%) CCA
12 6 (3.14%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (2.09%) CCDP
13 4 (2.09%) VCAP
14 3 (1.57%) SC Cleared
14 3 (1.57%) HND
15 2 (1.05%) MCTS
15 2 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
16 1 (0.52%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (18.85%) SLA
2 8 (4.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (2.62%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 118 (61.78%) Active Directory
2 64 (33.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (21.47%) Hyper-V
4 25 (13.09%) XenApp
5 22 (11.52%) vSphere
6 14 (7.33%) XenDesktop
7 10 (5.24%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (4.19%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (2.62%) NFS
10 3 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.57%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (1.05%) DFS Replication
11 2 (1.05%) ISA Server
11 2 (1.05%) RACF
11 2 (1.05%) VMware ESX
11 2 (1.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.52%) UAG
12 1 (0.52%) Firmware
12 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 25 (13.09%) SCCM
2 24 (12.57%) SCOM
3 8 (4.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (1.57%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.57%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (1.05%) Nagios
5 2 (1.05%) ARCserve
5 2 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.52%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.52%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.52%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.52%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.52%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.52%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.52%) Legato
6 1 (0.52%) WSUS
6 1 (0.52%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 98 (51.31%) VMware
2 93 (48.69%) Microsoft
3 61 (31.94%) Cisco
3 61 (31.94%) Citrix
4 48 (25.13%) HP
5 16 (8.38%) Dell
5 16 (8.38%) Juniper
6 15 (7.85%) SonicWALL
7 14 (7.33%) Symantec
7 14 (7.33%) EMC
8 11 (5.76%) Oracle
9 9 (4.71%) Red Hat
10 7 (3.66%) NetApp
11 6 (3.14%) CommVault
12 5 (2.62%) Compaq
13 4 (2.09%) Sophos
14 3 (1.57%) Lotus
14 3 (1.57%) Sun
15 2 (1.05%) Sage
15 2 (1.05%) CheckPoint
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