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

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 63 58 56
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4575 4543 4950
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.96% 4.16% 4.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.77% 15.29% 14.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3776 3974 4349
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £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
30966 29715 33097
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.83% 27.23% 27.81%
Number of salaries quoted 25696 25274 28312
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 20 August 2014 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 20 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
England -2 4289 £37,500 -1.31% 455
London -12 1639 £42,500 - 138
South East -5 1154 £36,000 -4.00% 110
City of London +9 433 £46,500 -2.10% 52
Hampshire +6 323 £37,000 +5.71% 23
East of England +15 320 £35,000 +5.26% 31
Berkshire +21 303 £35,500 -11.25% 23
Yorkshire +4 291 £32,000 +3.22% 41
North West -2 272 £31,500 -10.00% 41
Surrey -12 258 £40,000 -4.76% 14
South West +3 251 £32,000 -5.88% 38
West Midlands -13 229 £32,500 -7.80% 29
West Yorkshire -5 183 £32,000 -3.03% 23
Reading +16 141 £37,500 -5.66% 10
East Midlands -7 140 £32,500 -13.33% 17
Leeds -16 137 £32,500 +0.77% 17
Hertfordshire +24 135 £33,500 +3.07% 12
Manchester -16 123 £33,027 -11.92% 22
Southampton +10 114 £31,250 -3.84% 9
Scotland 0 106 £37,500 +4.16% 16
Buckinghamshire -14 89 £35,000 - 15
Cheshire +15 88 £32,250 +17.27% 7
Oxfordshire +1 80 £32,000 -20.00% 21
West Sussex +1 68 £36,750 +5.00% 7
Basingstoke +33 67 £40,000 -20.00% 5
Bracknell +10 65 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Essex +4 63 £37,500 -14.77% 3
Bedfordshire +9 62 £35,000 +27.27% 8
Wiltshire +12 59 £27,500 -28.57% 5
Portsmouth -1 59 £42,500 - 1

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 9084 (100.00%) Windows
2 4997 (55.01%) Active Directory
3 4796 (52.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 4764 (52.44%) Microsoft
5 4541 (49.99%) VMware
6 3712 (40.86%) MS Exchange
7 3344 (36.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 2978 (32.78%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2655 (29.23%) SQL Server
10 2621 (28.85%) MS Excel
11 2524 (27.79%) Citrix
12 2415 (26.59%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2320 (25.54%) SQL
14 2233 (24.58%) DNS
15 2203 (24.25%) Microsoft Certification
16 2190 (24.11%) Windows 7
17 2067 (22.75%) Firewall
18 1964 (21.62%) ITIL
19 1938 (21.33%) Cisco
20 1846 (20.32%) SAN
21 1723 (18.97%) TCP/IP
22 1647 (18.13%) MS Office
23 1561 (17.18%) DHCP
24 1524 (16.78%) Linux
25 1514 (16.67%) Finance
26 1465 (16.13%) MCSE
27 1453 (16.00%) Windows XP
28 1444 (15.90%) Exchange Server 2007
29 1398 (15.39%) Hyper-V
30 1361 (14.98%) LAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 3712 (40.86%) MS Exchange
2 2415 (26.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1444 (15.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1361 (14.98%) IIS
5 1043 (11.48%) SharePoint
6 829 (9.13%) Exchange Server 2003
7 787 (8.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 548 (6.03%) Lync
9 419 (4.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 289 (3.18%) Apache
11 255 (2.81%) SharePoint 2010
12 220 (2.42%) Tomcat
13 195 (2.15%) SharePoint 2013
14 156 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
15 99 (1.09%) Lotus Domino
16 85 (0.94%) CMS
17 81 (0.89%) Office Communications Server
18 73 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
19 71 (0.78%) IBM Notes
20 50 (0.55%) nginx
Applications
1 2621 (28.85%) MS Excel
2 1647 (18.13%) MS Office
3 123 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 59 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 49 (0.54%) MS Project
6 21 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.18%) InfoPath
8 10 (0.11%) FastStats
9 9 (0.099%) SPSS
10 6 (0.066%) Acrobat
10 6 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.044%) 3ds Max
11 4 (0.044%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.033%) Maya
12 3 (0.033%) Final Cut Pro
13 2 (0.022%) PowerPivot
13 2 (0.022%) InDesign
14 1 (0.011%) Adobe Illustrator
14 1 (0.011%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 101 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 24 (0.26%) assyst
4 22 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 17 (0.19%) SAP Business One
5 17 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 14 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 14 (0.15%) Sage 1000
7 13 (0.14%) Maximo
8 11 (0.12%) Movex
9 9 (0.099%) SunGard APT
9 9 (0.099%) FastVal
9 9 (0.099%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 8 (0.088%) Sage 200
10 8 (0.088%) Magento
10 8 (0.088%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 7 (0.077%) Oracle CRM
11 7 (0.077%) Eikon
12 6 (0.066%) Agresso
12 6 (0.066%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 442 (4.87%) Office 365
2 267 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 120 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
4 117 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
5 115 (1.27%) SaaS
6 109 (1.20%) IaaS
7 63 (0.69%) PaaS
8 29 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (0.20%) Amazon S3
10 12 (0.13%) Google Apps
11 8 (0.088%) GitHub
12 7 (0.077%) Basecamp
12 7 (0.077%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (0.044%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (0.044%) CloudFront
14 2 (0.022%) Rackspace Cloud
15 1 (0.011%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2233 (24.58%) DNS
2 2067 (22.75%) Firewall
3 1846 (20.32%) SAN
4 1723 (18.97%) TCP/IP
5 1561 (17.18%) DHCP
6 1361 (14.98%) LAN
7 1277 (14.06%) WAN
8 979 (10.78%) VPN
9 578 (6.36%) Internet
10 437 (4.81%) Wireless
11 429 (4.72%) NAS
12 420 (4.62%) VoIP
13 329 (3.62%) VLAN
14 261 (2.87%) SSL
15 249 (2.74%) iSCSI
16 245 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
17 235 (2.59%) Network Security
18 216 (2.38%) MPLS
19 202 (2.22%) SMTP
20 197 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2655 (29.23%) SQL Server
2 995 (10.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 550 (6.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 396 (4.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 296 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 296 (3.26%) MySQL
6 222 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 214 (2.36%) Oracle Database
8 166 (1.83%) Relational Database
9 124 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
10 109 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
11 95 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 93 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
13 82 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
14 64 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
15 62 (0.68%) RDBMS
16 56 (0.62%) DB2
17 53 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
18 50 (0.55%) MongoDB
19 36 (0.40%) DTS
Development Applications
1 115 (1.27%) Visual Studio
2 109 (1.20%) Subversion
3 84 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 78 (0.86%) Git (software)
5 64 (0.70%) TeamCity
6 57 (0.63%) MSI
7 55 (0.61%) Jenkins
8 39 (0.43%) JIRA
9 26 (0.29%) Eclipse
10 21 (0.23%) AdminStudio
11 19 (0.21%) MSBuild
12 18 (0.20%) LoadRunner
13 17 (0.19%) Metasploit
14 16 (0.18%) Xcode
15 14 (0.15%) Introscope
15 14 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 12 (0.13%) QuickTest Pro
16 12 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 11 (0.12%) SilkPerformer
17 11 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1514 (16.67%) Finance
2 334 (3.68%) Telecoms
3 308 (3.39%) Law
4 277 (3.05%) Banking
5 221 (2.43%) Legal
6 217 (2.39%) Retail
7 101 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 101 (1.11%) Marketing
8 95 (1.05%) Advertising
9 89 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 81 (0.89%) Back Office
11 64 (0.70%) Investment Banking
12 49 (0.54%) French Language
13 46 (0.51%) Publishing
14 44 (0.48%) Games
15 38 (0.42%) German Language
16 34 (0.37%) Electronics
17 30 (0.33%) Music Industry
18 25 (0.28%) Italian Language
18 25 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1721 (18.95%) Analyst
2 1579 (17.38%) Support Engineer
3 1042 (11.47%) Support Analyst
4 897 (9.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 748 (8.23%) Administrator
6 744 (8.19%) 3rd Line Support
7 690 (7.60%) IT Support
8 608 (6.69%) 2nd Line Support
9 464 (5.11%) Systems Administrator
10 452 (4.98%) Systems Engineer
11 433 (4.77%) Consultant
12 401 (4.41%) Technical Support
13 371 (4.08%) Server Engineer
14 342 (3.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 326 (3.59%) Server Support
16 293 (3.23%) Developer
16 293 (3.23%) IT Support Engineer
17 281 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 264 (2.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 256 (2.82%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 681 (7.50%) .NET
2 304 (3.35%) ASP.NET
3 272 (2.99%) HTML
4 258 (2.84%) Web Services
5 257 (2.83%) XML
6 169 (1.86%) CSS
7 139 (1.53%) .NET Framework
8 103 (1.13%) WCF
9 87 (0.96%) jQuery
10 84 (0.92%) Application Packaging
11 73 (0.80%) Ajax
12 70 (0.77%) J2EE
13 69 (0.76%) LAMP
14 68 (0.75%) Software Packaging
15 55 (0.61%) XSLT
16 50 (0.55%) COM
16 50 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC
17 49 (0.54%) HTML5
18 41 (0.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 40 (0.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 715 (7.87%) Blackberry
2 686 (7.55%) Clustering
3 289 (3.18%) Management Information System
4 279 (3.07%) Computer Science
5 260 (2.86%) Replication
6 208 (2.29%) Hedge funds
7 162 (1.78%) Thin Client
7 162 (1.78%) Fat Client
8 146 (1.61%) iPhone
9 117 (1.29%) Client/Server
10 95 (1.05%) iPad
11 91 (1.00%) EqualLogic
12 82 (0.90%) Mobile App
12 82 (0.90%) CLARiiON
13 80 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
14 69 (0.76%) Firmware
15 67 (0.74%) SecurID
16 65 (0.72%) PDA
17 63 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
18 58 (0.64%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9084 (100.00%) Windows
2 4796 (52.80%) Windows Server 2003
3 3344 (36.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 2190 (24.11%) Windows 7
5 1524 (16.78%) Linux
6 1453 (16.00%) Windows XP
7 834 (9.18%) Windows 8
8 513 (5.65%) UNIX
9 439 (4.83%) Windows Vista
10 398 (4.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 258 (2.84%) Solaris
12 206 (2.27%) Android
13 194 (2.14%) Windows 2000 Server
14 185 (2.04%) Windows 2000
15 176 (1.94%) CentOS
16 156 (1.72%) Mac OS X
17 143 (1.57%) Ubuntu
18 120 (1.32%) Debian
19 103 (1.13%) AIX
20 100 (1.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1964 (21.62%) ITIL
2 504 (5.55%) Disaster Recovery
3 443 (4.88%) Service Delivery
4 394 (4.34%) Change Management
5 390 (4.29%) Migration
6 334 (3.68%) Project Management
7 325 (3.58%) Problem Management
8 265 (2.92%) Incident Management
9 263 (2.90%) Service Management
10 259 (2.85%) Load Balancing
11 240 (2.64%) Performance Tuning
12 237 (2.61%) Change Control
13 220 (2.42%) CRM
14 196 (2.16%) PRINCE2
15 187 (2.06%) Configuration Management
16 186 (2.05%) Kalman Filter
17 171 (1.88%) Capacity Planning
18 167 (1.84%) E-Commerce
19 166 (1.83%) Business Intelligence
20 157 (1.73%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2320 (25.54%) SQL
2 874 (9.62%) PowerShell
3 428 (4.71%) C#
4 294 (3.24%) Java
5 259 (2.85%) JavaScript
6 254 (2.80%) Perl
7 238 (2.62%) T-SQL
8 236 (2.60%) VB
9 232 (2.55%) VBScript
10 142 (1.56%) C
11 132 (1.45%) Bash Shell
12 123 (1.35%) PHP
13 99 (1.09%) VB.NET
14 91 (1.00%) PL/SQL
15 79 (0.87%) Shell Script
16 75 (0.83%) Python
17 51 (0.56%) Ruby
18 49 (0.54%) C++
19 34 (0.37%) VBA
20 27 (0.30%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2203 (24.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1465 (16.13%) MCSE
3 976 (10.74%) Degree
4 875 (9.63%) MCITP
5 763 (8.40%) Cisco Certification
6 703 (7.74%) MCSA
7 659 (7.25%) CCNA
8 589 (6.48%) MCP
9 495 (5.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 436 (4.80%) Security Cleared
11 421 (4.63%) MCTS
12 308 (3.39%) SC Cleared
13 238 (2.62%) Citrix Certification
14 219 (2.41%) CCNP
15 192 (2.11%) CCA
16 169 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
17 128 (1.41%) DV Cleared
18 77 (0.85%) A+ Certification
19 69 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 56 (0.62%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 631 (6.95%) SLA
2 166 (1.83%) QA
3 104 (1.14%) ISO 9001
4 88 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 66 (0.73%) PCI DSS
6 28 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 24 (0.26%) TickIT
8 8 (0.088%) COBIT
8 8 (0.088%) GMP
9 7 (0.077%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 7 (0.077%) GAMP
9 7 (0.077%) GCP
9 7 (0.077%) HIPAA
10 6 (0.066%) BS7799
10 6 (0.066%) HL7
11 4 (0.044%) DICOM
12 3 (0.033%) ISO 9000
13 2 (0.022%) GPG13
14 1 (0.011%) JSP 440
14 1 (0.011%) GxP
System Software
1 4997 (55.01%) Active Directory
2 2978 (32.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1398 (15.39%) Hyper-V
4 1001 (11.02%) vSphere
5 972 (10.70%) XenApp
6 671 (7.39%) VMware ESX
7 413 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
8 370 (4.07%) XenDesktop
9 236 (2.60%) XenServer
10 226 (2.49%) Terminal Services
11 151 (1.66%) UAG
12 141 (1.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 116 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
14 105 (1.16%) Forefront TMG
15 96 (1.06%) Terminal Server
16 94 (1.03%) ISA Server
17 85 (0.94%) VMware Server
18 78 (0.86%) MetaFrame
19 77 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
20 64 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 905 (9.96%) SCCM
2 513 (5.65%) Backup Exec
3 475 (5.23%) SCOM
4 291 (3.20%) WSUS
5 243 (2.68%) NetBackup
6 228 (2.51%) Norton AntiVirus
7 139 (1.53%) Puppet
8 101 (1.11%) Nagios
9 100 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 96 (1.06%) EMC NetWorker
11 68 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 67 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
13 63 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
13 63 (0.69%) Tivoli
13 63 (0.69%) SCVMM
14 62 (0.68%) HP SIM
15 52 (0.57%) Data Guard
15 52 (0.57%) ZABBIX
16 51 (0.56%) ARCserve
17 48 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4764 (52.44%) Microsoft
2 4541 (49.99%) VMware
3 2524 (27.79%) Citrix
4 1938 (21.33%) Cisco
5 1326 (14.60%) HP
6 744 (8.19%) Oracle
7 656 (7.22%) Symantec
8 630 (6.94%) NetApp
9 548 (6.03%) Red Hat
10 492 (5.42%) EMC
11 487 (5.36%) Dell
12 381 (4.19%) Juniper
13 306 (3.37%) CheckPoint
14 302 (3.32%) Apple
15 285 (3.14%) IBM
16 265 (2.92%) Veeam
17 193 (2.12%) McAfee
18 160 (1.76%) SolarWinds
19 146 (1.61%) CommVault
20 133 (1.46%) Lotus
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