The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 67 67 54
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4230 4593 5092
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.82% 3.83% 4.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.26% 14.43% 16.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3555 3956 4357
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -2.77%

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

Operating Systems Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
29663 31830 30499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.81% 26.51% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 24796 26553 25565
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
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

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend

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

Windows Server 2008 Salary Trend in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 within the UK.

Windows Server 2008 Salary Histogram in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Job Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
England -2 4005 £37,500 - 502
London +1 1659 £41,000 - 168
South East +2 901 £37,000 +5.71% 108
East of England +2 384 £33,500 -4.28% 41
City of London +12 379 £41,000 -8.88% 37
South West +19 278 £32,500 - 48
Hampshire +16 252 £40,000 +14.28% 29
Yorkshire -26 240 £34,000 +4.61% 34
Berkshire -11 220 £40,000 +2.56% 24
North West -4 208 £33,500 +15.51% 50
Hertfordshire +12 195 £32,500 - 13
West Midlands -10 183 £32,500 +0.31% 26
West Yorkshire -16 171 £35,000 +7.69% 19
Surrey -10 163 £33,500 - 16
East Midlands +6 138 £30,500 -12.85% 22
Leeds -17 132 £35,000 +2.94% 14
Reading -4 121 £37,500 +3.44% 10
Manchester -22 101 £32,500 +3.17% 25
Gloucestershire +22 88 £30,250 -24.37% 12
West Sussex -8 81 £29,025 -6.37% 9
Wales +32 80 £35,000 +6.06% 11
South Wales +32 77 £36,000 +9.09% 10
Buckinghamshire -34 71 £35,000 -4.10% 15
Cheshire +22 70 £34,500 +25.45% 17
Cambridgeshire +19 69 £33,500 -16.25% 11
Scotland -13 65 £34,250 -12.17% 9
Essex -24 65 £47,500 +5.55% 9
Birmingham -16 58 £34,500 +6.15% 10
Hemel Hempstead +5 56 £30,000 -25.00% 2
Winchester +15 53 £40,000 +29.03% 6

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 8620 (100.00%) Windows
2 5057 (58.67%) Active Directory
3 5045 (58.53%) Microsoft
4 4620 (53.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 4596 (53.32%) VMware
6 4074 (47.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 3748 (43.48%) MS Exchange
8 2960 (34.34%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2471 (28.67%) Citrix
10 2436 (28.26%) MS Excel
11 2353 (27.30%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2267 (26.30%) SQL Server
13 2246 (26.06%) Windows 7
14 2105 (24.42%) DNS
15 1968 (22.83%) Cisco
16 1925 (22.33%) SQL
17 1883 (21.84%) Firewall
18 1814 (21.04%) Microsoft Certification
19 1804 (20.93%) ITIL
20 1718 (19.93%) SAN
21 1619 (18.78%) TCP/IP
22 1607 (18.64%) MS Office
23 1602 (18.58%) Hyper-V
24 1518 (17.61%) DHCP
25 1395 (16.18%) Exchange Server 2007
26 1282 (14.87%) MCSE
27 1264 (14.66%) Linux
28 1259 (14.61%) Finance
29 1221 (14.16%) HP
30 1219 (14.14%) WAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 3748 (43.48%) MS Exchange
2 2353 (27.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1395 (16.18%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1211 (14.05%) IIS
5 1020 (11.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 966 (11.21%) SharePoint
7 722 (8.38%) Exchange Server 2003
8 651 (7.55%) Lync
9 381 (4.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 218 (2.53%) Apache
11 165 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
12 148 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
13 127 (1.47%) Tomcat
14 93 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
15 86 (1.00%) Office Communications Server
16 72 (0.84%) WorkSite
17 68 (0.79%) IBM Notes
18 54 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
19 53 (0.61%) WebSphere
20 43 (0.50%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 2436 (28.26%) MS Excel
2 1607 (18.64%) MS Office
3 52 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 41 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (0.31%) MS Project
6 19 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.081%) InfoPath
7 7 (0.081%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.070%) AutoCAD
8 6 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.046%) SOLIDWORKS
9 4 (0.046%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.046%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.035%) SPSS
11 2 (0.023%) S-PLUS
11 2 (0.023%) HipChat
12 1 (0.012%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.012%) InDesign
12 1 (0.012%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.012%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 101 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 35 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 20 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
5 18 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 15 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
7 14 (0.16%) assyst
8 10 (0.12%) Towers Watson Igloo
9 9 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
10 8 (0.093%) Northgate Housing
11 7 (0.081%) SAP Business One
12 6 (0.070%) Maximo
13 5 (0.058%) Sage 50
14 4 (0.046%) Eikon
14 4 (0.046%) Teamcenter
15 3 (0.035%) Primavera
15 3 (0.035%) Magento
15 3 (0.035%) Epicor Vantage
16 2 (0.023%) SAP BPC
16 2 (0.023%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 651 (7.55%) Office 365
2 263 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 213 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
4 103 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
5 81 (0.94%) SaaS
6 66 (0.77%) Mimecast
7 54 (0.63%) IaaS
8 47 (0.55%) PaaS
9 42 (0.49%) Google Apps
10 22 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 7 (0.081%) Symantec.cloud
13 6 (0.070%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.070%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (0.070%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.046%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.046%) Google Drive
15 3 (0.035%) Sumo Logic
16 2 (0.023%) Datadog
16 2 (0.023%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 2105 (24.42%) DNS
2 1883 (21.84%) Firewall
3 1718 (19.93%) SAN
4 1619 (18.78%) TCP/IP
5 1518 (17.61%) DHCP
6 1219 (14.14%) WAN
7 1204 (13.97%) LAN
8 834 (9.68%) VPN
9 449 (5.21%) Internet
10 409 (4.74%) NAS
11 355 (4.12%) VLAN
12 349 (4.05%) Wireless
13 328 (3.81%) VoIP
14 273 (3.17%) iSCSI
15 189 (2.19%) NetScaler
16 181 (2.10%) MPLS
17 165 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
18 162 (1.88%) SSL
19 151 (1.75%) Network Security
20 136 (1.58%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2267 (26.30%) SQL Server
2 969 (11.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 499 (5.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 420 (4.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 241 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 223 (2.59%) MySQL
7 184 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 129 (1.50%) SQL Server 2000
9 108 (1.25%) Oracle Database
10 94 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 91 (1.06%) Relational Database
12 70 (0.81%) MongoDB
13 68 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
14 49 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
15 46 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
16 37 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
17 33 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
17 33 (0.38%) RDBMS
18 27 (0.31%) NoSQL
19 26 (0.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 94 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 76 (0.88%) Visual Studio
3 58 (0.67%) Subversion
4 47 (0.55%) TeamCity
5 42 (0.49%) Git (software)
6 36 (0.42%) Jenkins
7 31 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 30 (0.35%) JIRA
9 27 (0.31%) MSI
10 21 (0.24%) LoadRunner
11 17 (0.20%) Selenium
12 13 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
12 13 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
13 12 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 12 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
13 12 (0.14%) InstallShield
14 11 (0.13%) QuickTest Pro
14 11 (0.13%) SpecFlow
15 10 (0.12%) MSBuild
15 10 (0.12%) NUnit
General
1 1259 (14.61%) Finance
2 314 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 255 (2.96%) Law
4 235 (2.73%) Banking
5 206 (2.39%) Retail
6 204 (2.37%) Advertising
7 176 (2.04%) Legal
8 129 (1.50%) Back Office
9 122 (1.42%) Marketing
10 100 (1.16%) Manufacturing
11 90 (1.04%) Financial Institution
12 86 (1.00%) Publishing
13 51 (0.59%) Electronics
14 37 (0.43%) Games
15 33 (0.38%) Billing
16 31 (0.36%) Front Office
17 29 (0.34%) Investment Banking
18 27 (0.31%) French Language
18 27 (0.31%) German Language
19 22 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1549 (17.97%) Support Engineer
2 1473 (17.09%) Analyst
3 1042 (12.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 771 (8.94%) Support Analyst
5 715 (8.29%) IT Support
6 684 (7.94%) Administrator
7 624 (7.24%) 3rd Line Support
8 555 (6.44%) 2nd Line Support
9 498 (5.78%) Consultant
10 497 (5.77%) Systems Administrator
11 473 (5.49%) Systems Engineer
12 394 (4.57%) Technical Support
13 336 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 316 (3.67%) Server Engineer
15 289 (3.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 281 (3.26%) Developer
17 254 (2.95%) IT Support Engineer
18 250 (2.90%) Technical Engineer
19 240 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 224 (2.60%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 519 (6.02%) .NET
2 254 (2.95%) HTML
3 240 (2.78%) ASP.NET
4 205 (2.38%) XML
5 202 (2.34%) Web Services
6 161 (1.87%) CSS
7 92 (1.07%) jQuery
8 90 (1.04%) .NET Framework
9 87 (1.01%) XSLT
10 62 (0.72%) COM
11 60 (0.70%) Software Packaging
12 57 (0.66%) Application Packaging
13 53 (0.61%) CSS3
14 48 (0.56%) Ajax
15 47 (0.55%) HTML5
16 43 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
17 42 (0.49%) SOAP
18 39 (0.45%) WCF
19 34 (0.39%) Middleware
20 30 (0.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 650 (7.54%) Clustering
2 592 (6.87%) Blackberry
3 550 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 255 (2.96%) Replication
5 250 (2.90%) Computer Science
6 211 (2.45%) Management Information System
7 205 (2.38%) Thin Client
7 205 (2.38%) Fat Client
8 137 (1.59%) iPhone
9 129 (1.50%) Hedge funds
10 116 (1.35%) Client/Server
11 79 (0.92%) iPad
12 77 (0.89%) Statistics
13 70 (0.81%) Open Source
14 68 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
15 64 (0.74%) EqualLogic
16 50 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
17 46 (0.53%) Private Cloud
18 44 (0.51%) PKI
19 42 (0.49%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 8620 (100.00%) Windows
2 4620 (53.60%) Windows Server 2012
3 4074 (47.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 2246 (26.06%) Windows 7
5 1264 (14.66%) Linux
6 1160 (13.46%) Windows XP
7 1079 (12.52%) Windows 8
8 439 (5.09%) Windows Vista
9 345 (4.00%) UNIX
10 331 (3.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 220 (2.55%) Windows 2000
12 201 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
13 188 (2.18%) Mac OS X
14 187 (2.17%) CentOS
15 155 (1.80%) Android
16 137 (1.59%) Solaris
17 82 (0.95%) Apple iOS
18 79 (0.92%) Ubuntu
19 71 (0.82%) Mac OS
20 56 (0.65%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1804 (20.93%) ITIL
2 540 (6.26%) Service Delivery
3 532 (6.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 452 (5.24%) Migration
5 441 (5.12%) Project Management
6 315 (3.65%) Change Management
7 309 (3.58%) Mentoring
8 302 (3.50%) Problem Management
9 258 (2.99%) Performance Tuning
10 249 (2.89%) Incident Management
11 248 (2.88%) Load Balancing
12 244 (2.83%) Service Management
12 244 (2.83%) Agile Software Development
13 237 (2.75%) CRM
14 214 (2.48%) Root Cause Analysis
15 207 (2.40%) Time Management
16 189 (2.19%) Configuration Management
17 188 (2.18%) Change Control
18 173 (2.01%) Data Protection
19 160 (1.86%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1925 (22.33%) SQL
2 935 (10.85%) PowerShell
3 298 (3.46%) C#
4 263 (3.05%) JavaScript
5 228 (2.65%) Perl
6 221 (2.56%) Java
7 215 (2.49%) T-SQL
8 209 (2.42%) VBScript
9 195 (2.26%) VB
10 145 (1.68%) C
11 122 (1.42%) Bash Shell
12 112 (1.30%) PHP
13 97 (1.13%) Python
14 91 (1.06%) VB.NET
15 88 (1.02%) Shell Script
16 47 (0.55%) Ruby
17 43 (0.50%) VBA
18 31 (0.36%) PL/SQL
19 28 (0.32%) C++
19 28 (0.32%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1814 (21.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 1282 (14.87%) MCSE
3 722 (8.38%) Degree
4 704 (8.17%) MCITP
5 677 (7.85%) Cisco Certification
6 597 (6.93%) MCSA
7 576 (6.68%) MCP
8 574 (6.66%) CCNA
9 559 (6.48%) Security Cleared
10 443 (5.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 412 (4.78%) SC Cleared
12 263 (3.05%) MCTS
12 263 (3.05%) Citrix Certification
13 239 (2.77%) CCA
14 203 (2.35%) DV Cleared
15 186 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
16 175 (2.03%) CCNP
17 83 (0.96%) VCP5
18 65 (0.75%) A+ Certification
19 54 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 769 (8.92%) SLA
2 100 (1.16%) QA
3 84 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 64 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 49 (0.57%) ISO 9001
6 34 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (0.16%) COBIT
8 8 (0.093%) GPG13
8 8 (0.093%) TickIT
9 6 (0.070%) ISO 9000
10 4 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 4 (0.046%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.023%) BS7799
11 2 (0.023%) FISMA
11 2 (0.023%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.023%) DO-178B
12 1 (0.012%) HL7
12 1 (0.012%) DICOM
12 1 (0.012%) GMP
12 1 (0.012%) GLP
System Software
1 5057 (58.67%) Active Directory
2 2960 (34.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1602 (18.58%) Hyper-V
4 1070 (12.41%) vSphere
5 965 (11.19%) XenApp
6 655 (7.60%) VMware ESX
7 450 (5.22%) VMware ESXi
8 378 (4.39%) XenDesktop
9 255 (2.96%) XenServer
10 215 (2.49%) Terminal Services
11 209 (2.42%) Microsoft App-V
12 127 (1.47%) VMware Server
13 102 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 94 (1.09%) vCloud
15 90 (1.04%) ISA Server
16 88 (1.02%) Xen
17 76 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
18 75 (0.87%) Forefront TMG
19 63 (0.73%) Terminal Server
20 60 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1148 (13.32%) SCCM
2 735 (8.53%) SCOM
3 410 (4.76%) Backup Exec
4 268 (3.11%) WSUS
5 215 (2.49%) NetBackup
6 180 (2.09%) Norton AntiVirus
7 130 (1.51%) Nagios
8 113 (1.31%) SCVMM
9 109 (1.26%) Puppet
10 83 (0.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 82 (0.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 65 (0.75%) SCDPM
13 64 (0.74%) HP Data Protector
13 64 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 58 (0.67%) ARCserve
15 56 (0.65%) HP SIM
16 54 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
16 54 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
17 53 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
18 51 (0.59%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 5045 (58.53%) Microsoft
2 4596 (53.32%) VMware
3 2471 (28.67%) Citrix
4 1968 (22.83%) Cisco
5 1221 (14.16%) HP
6 611 (7.09%) Dell
7 597 (6.93%) Symantec
8 552 (6.40%) NetApp
9 460 (5.34%) EMC
10 445 (5.16%) Oracle
11 423 (4.91%) Red Hat
12 343 (3.98%) Juniper
13 308 (3.57%) Apple
14 241 (2.80%) IBM
15 237 (2.75%) CheckPoint
16 230 (2.67%) Avaya
17 198 (2.30%) Veeam
18 176 (2.04%) Sophos
19 173 (2.01%) SolarWinds
20 158 (1.83%) McAfee
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