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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 73 65 57
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 3895 4531 4542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.56% 3.87% 4.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.57% 14.47% 15.29%
Number of salaries quoted 3355 3809 3941
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% -2.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
28706 31317 29709
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.26% 26.77% 27.36%
Number of salaries quoted 24114 26142 25150
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -7 3637 £37,500 +1.35% 412
London -2 1458 £42,500 - 158
South East -9 942 £37,500 +4.16% 84
East of England 0 290 £35,500 +1.42% 25
City of London -23 253 £45,000 -5.26% 44
South West -3 250 £32,000 +5.78% 30
Surrey +1 247 £37,500 -6.25% 22
Hampshire -7 240 £35,000 -6.04% 16
West Midlands -3 203 £32,000 -1.53% 36
North West -13 202 £30,500 +1.66% 28
Yorkshire -33 197 £34,000 +6.25% 30
Berkshire -37 143 £38,000 +1.33% 15
Hertfordshire -1 139 £32,500 -5.38% 7
West Yorkshire -21 134 £34,000 +6.25% 19
Leeds -9 111 £33,000 +1.53% 14
West Sussex +13 110 £43,000 +56.36% 5
Manchester -4 100 £31,250 -3.84% 9
East Midlands -1 99 £28,500 -9.52% 17
Buckinghamshire -3 99 £32,500 -9.72% 17
Crawley +24 77 £44,500 +31.85% 2
Wales +19 77 £38,500 +28.33% 6
South Wales +19 75 £38,500 +28.33% 6
Reading -44 70 £28,500 -19.71% 11
Wiltshire +4 67 £38,648 +40.53%
Birmingham -3 65 £35,000 +7.69% 9
Southampton -7 62 £38,750 +24.00% 3
Cheshire -5 60 £29,000 - 13
Oxfordshire -2 58 £37,500 +17.18% 7
Scotland -23 58 £31,000 -18.42% 13
Cardiff +5 55 £38,500 +28.33% 4

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 8068 (100.00%) Windows
2 4759 (58.99%) Windows Server 2012
3 4742 (58.78%) Active Directory
4 4694 (58.18%) Microsoft
5 4400 (54.54%) VMware
6 3497 (43.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 3386 (41.97%) MS Exchange
8 2787 (34.54%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2248 (27.86%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2179 (27.01%) Citrix
11 2169 (26.88%) MS Excel
12 2125 (26.34%) SQL Server
13 2005 (24.85%) DNS
14 1972 (24.44%) Windows 7
15 1827 (22.65%) ITIL
16 1822 (22.58%) SQL
17 1782 (22.09%) Cisco
18 1732 (21.47%) Firewall
19 1672 (20.72%) Microsoft Certification
20 1569 (19.45%) SAN
21 1552 (19.24%) DHCP
22 1542 (19.11%) TCP/IP
23 1487 (18.43%) Hyper-V
24 1377 (17.07%) MS Office
25 1260 (15.62%) Linux
26 1224 (15.17%) IIS
27 1213 (15.03%) Finance
28 1188 (14.72%) Exchange Server 2007
29 1156 (14.33%) WAN
30 1144 (14.18%) LAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 3386 (41.97%) MS Exchange
2 2248 (27.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1224 (15.17%) IIS
4 1188 (14.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1102 (13.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 917 (11.37%) SharePoint
7 583 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2003
8 550 (6.82%) Lync
9 339 (4.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 172 (2.13%) Apache
10 172 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
11 147 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
12 107 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
13 91 (1.13%) Tomcat
14 62 (0.77%) WorkSite
15 56 (0.69%) Office Communications Server
16 55 (0.68%) IBM Notes
17 53 (0.66%) nginx
18 52 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
19 44 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2169 (26.88%) MS Excel
2 1377 (17.07%) MS Office
3 69 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 45 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 36 (0.45%) MS Project
6 14 (0.17%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.099%) InDesign
8 6 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.050%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.037%) SOLIDWORKS
10 3 (0.037%) ProjectWise
11 2 (0.025%) HipChat
11 2 (0.025%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.012%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.012%) FrameMaker
12 1 (0.012%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.012%) CorelDRAW
12 1 (0.012%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.012%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.012%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 99 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 35 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
4 34 (0.42%) Northgate Housing
5 30 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
6 17 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 16 (0.20%) Magento
8 12 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
8 12 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 12 (0.15%) assyst
9 11 (0.14%) SAP Business One
10 8 (0.099%) Agresso
11 7 (0.087%) Primavera
12 6 (0.074%) Sage 200
13 5 (0.062%) Sage 50
13 5 (0.062%) Maximo
13 5 (0.062%) Teamcenter
13 5 (0.062%) Infor CRM
13 5 (0.062%) Dynamics GP
14 4 (0.050%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 768 (9.52%) Office 365
2 274 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 247 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
4 134 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
5 86 (1.07%) SaaS
6 77 (0.95%) IaaS
7 72 (0.89%) Mimecast
8 49 (0.61%) PaaS
9 37 (0.46%) Google Apps
10 30 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
11 16 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 14 (0.17%) Amazon S3
13 12 (0.15%) Symantec.cloud
14 6 (0.074%) Google Cloud Platform
14 6 (0.074%) Amazon EMR
15 5 (0.062%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.050%) Azure Active Directory
17 3 (0.037%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 3 (0.037%) Yammer
17 3 (0.037%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 2005 (24.85%) DNS
2 1732 (21.47%) Firewall
3 1569 (19.45%) SAN
4 1552 (19.24%) DHCP
5 1542 (19.11%) TCP/IP
6 1156 (14.33%) WAN
7 1144 (14.18%) LAN
8 726 (9.00%) VPN
9 441 (5.47%) NAS
10 421 (5.22%) VLAN
11 397 (4.92%) Internet
12 366 (4.54%) VoIP
13 325 (4.03%) Wireless
14 251 (3.11%) iSCSI
15 192 (2.38%) NetScaler
16 172 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
17 164 (2.03%) MPLS
18 150 (1.86%) Network Security
19 137 (1.70%) SSL
20 129 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2125 (26.34%) SQL Server
2 886 (10.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 399 (4.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 360 (4.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 210 (2.60%) MySQL
6 180 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 132 (1.64%) Oracle Database
8 125 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 106 (1.31%) Relational Database
10 94 (1.17%) SQL Server 2000
11 74 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 56 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
12 56 (0.69%) MongoDB
13 55 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
14 47 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
15 35 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
16 33 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
17 28 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
18 27 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
19 26 (0.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 114 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 108 (1.34%) Visual Studio
3 88 (1.09%) Subversion
4 74 (0.92%) JIRA
5 70 (0.87%) Git (software)
6 52 (0.64%) TeamCity
7 49 (0.61%) Jenkins
8 40 (0.50%) Selenium
9 38 (0.47%) MSI
10 32 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 29 (0.36%) InstallShield
12 28 (0.35%) NUnit
13 23 (0.29%) SpecFlow
14 17 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
15 16 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
16 12 (0.15%) WebDriver
17 11 (0.14%) MSBuild
18 10 (0.12%) Hudson
18 10 (0.12%) SoapUI
18 10 (0.12%) PowerBuilder
General
1 1213 (15.03%) Finance
2 274 (3.40%) Telecoms
3 256 (3.17%) Banking
4 216 (2.68%) Legal
5 201 (2.49%) Retail
6 189 (2.34%) Law
7 148 (1.83%) Advertising
8 126 (1.56%) Back Office
9 124 (1.54%) Manufacturing
10 91 (1.13%) Marketing
11 70 (0.87%) Financial Institution
12 66 (0.82%) Publishing
13 33 (0.41%) Automotive
14 31 (0.38%) Electronics
14 31 (0.38%) French Language
15 29 (0.36%) Games
16 27 (0.33%) German Language
17 25 (0.31%) Billing
18 20 (0.25%) Aerospace
19 17 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1471 (18.23%) Analyst
2 1463 (18.13%) Support Engineer
3 963 (11.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 798 (9.89%) Support Analyst
5 753 (9.33%) Administrator
6 621 (7.70%) IT Support
7 581 (7.20%) 2nd Line Support
8 562 (6.97%) Systems Administrator
9 542 (6.72%) 3rd Line Support
10 502 (6.22%) Systems Engineer
11 339 (4.20%) Technical Support
12 327 (4.05%) Consultant
13 316 (3.92%) Developer
14 296 (3.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 294 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 280 (3.47%) IT Support Engineer
17 259 (3.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 253 (3.14%) Server Engineer
19 215 (2.66%) Desktop Support
20 205 (2.54%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 550 (6.82%) .NET
2 268 (3.32%) HTML
3 253 (3.14%) ASP.NET
4 226 (2.80%) Web Services
5 190 (2.35%) XML
6 188 (2.33%) CSS
7 116 (1.44%) jQuery
8 97 (1.20%) XSLT
9 96 (1.19%) .NET Framework
10 65 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
11 58 (0.72%) Software Packaging
12 57 (0.71%) CSS3
13 54 (0.67%) HTML5
14 52 (0.64%) Application Packaging
15 50 (0.62%) COM
16 48 (0.59%) Ajax
17 47 (0.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 44 (0.55%) SOAP
19 41 (0.51%) WCF
19 41 (0.51%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 731 (9.06%) Data Centre
2 539 (6.68%) Clustering
3 528 (6.54%) Blackberry
4 427 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
5 242 (3.00%) Replication
6 192 (2.38%) Computer Science
7 191 (2.37%) Management Information System
8 158 (1.96%) Thin Client
8 158 (1.96%) Fat Client
9 148 (1.83%) Hedge funds
10 115 (1.43%) iPhone
11 100 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
12 94 (1.17%) Client/Server
13 90 (1.12%) Statistics
14 80 (0.99%) EqualLogic
15 78 (0.97%) EMC VNX
16 67 (0.83%) iPad
17 62 (0.77%) HP StoreVirtual
18 56 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
19 50 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8068 (100.00%) Windows
2 4759 (58.99%) Windows Server 2012
3 3497 (43.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 1972 (24.44%) Windows 7
5 1260 (15.62%) Linux
6 1033 (12.80%) Windows 8
7 955 (11.84%) Windows XP
8 382 (4.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 366 (4.54%) Windows Vista
10 326 (4.04%) UNIX
11 212 (2.63%) Mac OS X
12 192 (2.38%) Windows 2000
13 173 (2.14%) Windows 2000 Server
14 156 (1.93%) Android
15 131 (1.62%) Solaris
16 128 (1.59%) CentOS
17 101 (1.25%) Debian
18 92 (1.14%) Mac OS
19 87 (1.08%) Ubuntu
20 75 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1827 (22.65%) ITIL
2 486 (6.02%) Project Management
3 470 (5.83%) Service Delivery
4 458 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 402 (4.98%) Migration
6 300 (3.72%) Change Management
7 295 (3.66%) Mentoring
8 273 (3.38%) Agile Software Development
9 272 (3.37%) Problem Management
10 238 (2.95%) Incident Management
11 231 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
12 227 (2.81%) CRM
13 223 (2.76%) Service Management
14 219 (2.71%) Load Balancing
15 218 (2.70%) Server Building
16 209 (2.59%) Performance Tuning
17 203 (2.52%) Configuration Management
18 173 (2.14%) Capacity Planning
19 169 (2.09%) Change Control
19 169 (2.09%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1822 (22.58%) SQL
2 1051 (13.03%) PowerShell
3 338 (4.19%) C#
4 330 (4.09%) JavaScript
5 236 (2.93%) Perl
6 217 (2.69%) T-SQL
7 202 (2.50%) VBScript
8 189 (2.34%) Java
9 184 (2.28%) VB
10 165 (2.05%) C
11 153 (1.90%) Bash Shell
12 115 (1.43%) Python
13 90 (1.12%) PHP
14 87 (1.08%) VB.NET
15 57 (0.71%) Shell Script
16 44 (0.55%) VBA
16 44 (0.55%) C++
17 41 (0.51%) PL/SQL
18 34 (0.42%) VB6
19 25 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1672 (20.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 1090 (13.51%) MCSE
3 655 (8.12%) Cisco Certification
4 653 (8.09%) MCITP
5 641 (7.94%) Degree
6 602 (7.46%) MCSA
7 598 (7.41%) CCNA
8 566 (7.02%) MCP
9 498 (6.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 440 (5.45%) Security Cleared
11 270 (3.35%) SC Cleared
12 229 (2.84%) MCTS
13 210 (2.60%) Citrix Certification
14 180 (2.23%) CCNP
15 179 (2.22%) CCA
16 174 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
17 158 (1.96%) DV Cleared
18 86 (1.07%) A+ Certification
19 71 (0.88%) VCP5
20 60 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 845 (10.47%) SLA
2 174 (2.16%) QA
3 65 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 54 (0.67%) PCI DSS
5 22 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 19 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 16 (0.20%) COBIT
8 12 (0.15%) ISO 9000
9 7 (0.087%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.037%) BS7799
11 2 (0.025%) DO-178B
11 2 (0.025%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.012%) GMP
12 1 (0.012%) GLP
System Software
1 4742 (58.78%) Active Directory
2 2787 (34.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1487 (18.43%) Hyper-V
4 939 (11.64%) vSphere
5 890 (11.03%) XenApp
6 597 (7.40%) VMware ESX
7 454 (5.63%) VMware ESXi
8 279 (3.46%) XenDesktop
9 257 (3.19%) Terminal Services
10 243 (3.01%) XenServer
11 194 (2.40%) Microsoft App-V
12 110 (1.36%) VMware Server
13 99 (1.23%) vCloud
14 90 (1.12%) UAG
15 87 (1.08%) ISA Server
16 83 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
16 83 (1.03%) Forefront TMG
17 68 (0.84%) Terminal Server
17 68 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 58 (0.72%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1069 (13.25%) SCCM
2 606 (7.51%) SCOM
3 387 (4.80%) Backup Exec
4 257 (3.19%) WSUS
5 162 (2.01%) NetBackup
6 160 (1.98%) Puppet
7 140 (1.74%) Norton AntiVirus
8 120 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
9 97 (1.20%) Nagios
10 68 (0.84%) HP Data Protector
11 59 (0.73%) HP SIM
12 57 (0.71%) SCVMM
13 56 (0.69%) ARCserve
13 56 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 54 (0.67%) AirWatch
15 52 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 46 (0.57%) ZABBIX
17 41 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
18 38 (0.47%) SCOrch
19 37 (0.46%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4694 (58.18%) Microsoft
2 4400 (54.54%) VMware
3 2179 (27.01%) Citrix
4 1782 (22.09%) Cisco
5 1099 (13.62%) HP
6 555 (6.88%) NetApp
7 517 (6.41%) Dell
8 502 (6.22%) Symantec
9 480 (5.95%) Oracle
10 397 (4.92%) Red Hat
11 375 (4.65%) EMC
12 311 (3.85%) Juniper
13 253 (3.14%) Apple
14 238 (2.95%) IBM
15 228 (2.83%) Avaya
16 215 (2.66%) Veeam
17 207 (2.57%) CheckPoint
18 168 (2.08%) SolarWinds
19 157 (1.95%) Sophos
20 135 (1.67%) AppSense
Slough, Berkshire
Lynx Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £47000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Pension, health.
Posted: 12 hours ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
North Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + Pension, Health and on Call
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum + Car Allowance and much more
Posted: 12 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
First Point
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35k - 60k per year + bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Vadis People
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Cyber Team
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum £55,000 to £60,000 + £5,000 bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + 15% Bonus + Private Medical + Pension + Othe
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £50k - 55k per year + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago