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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 63 62 59
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4230 4293 4604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.96% 4.02% 4.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.60% 14.94% 15.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3589 3679 3961
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 £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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
28966 28735 29729
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 26.90% 27.48%
Number of salaries quoted 24216 23622 25066
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,559 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 March 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 March 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 +3 4012 £37,500 +0.51% 508
London -1 1712 £42,500 +4.93% 187
South East 0 936 £36,000 - 112
City of London -11 378 £42,500 -5.55% 61
East of England -14 299 £35,000 - 39
Hampshire +23 265 £38,500 +10.00% 22
North West +10 251 £32,500 +8.33% 46
Yorkshire -27 243 £35,000 +16.66% 32
South West +7 220 £35,000 +13.82% 45
Berkshire -12 216 £40,000 +2.56% 21
West Midlands +46 210 £31,500 -3.07% 26
West Yorkshire -8 188 £35,000 +19.17% 22
Surrey -4 165 £34,000 -2.85% 20
Hertfordshire -2 133 £32,500 +1.56% 19
East Midlands -12 121 £35,750 +2.14% 14
Leeds -19 117 £38,500 +37.50% 16
Manchester -13 108 £32,000 +12.28% 27
Reading -19 104 £36,250 -2.02% 11
Cheshire +35 102 £35,000 +16.66% 8
Scotland -9 94 £37,500 -5.06% 16
West Sussex +16 91 £31,000 -17.88% 6
Birmingham +12 74 £30,250 -6.92% 8
Wales +24 70 £37,500 +7.14% 7
South Wales +23 70 £37,500 - 7
Buckinghamshire -31 65 £36,750 +13.07% 10
Essex -14 64 £30,000 -25.00% 8
Wiltshire +35 56 £38,000 +0.66% 5
Cambridgeshire +9 55 £35,000 -1.40% 6
Gloucestershire +11 54 £33,000 -5.71% 12
Southampton -5 53 £32,500 -7.14% 5

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 8957 (100.00%) Windows
2 5245 (58.56%) Active Directory
3 5127 (57.24%) Microsoft
4 4635 (51.75%) VMware
5 4491 (50.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 4348 (48.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 3844 (42.92%) MS Exchange
8 2931 (32.72%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2643 (29.51%) Citrix
10 2477 (27.65%) MS Excel
11 2366 (26.42%) Windows 7
12 2359 (26.34%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2340 (26.12%) SQL Server
14 2277 (25.42%) DNS
15 2013 (22.47%) SQL
16 1975 (22.05%) Cisco
17 1931 (21.56%) Firewall
18 1856 (20.72%) Microsoft Certification
19 1800 (20.10%) ITIL
20 1787 (19.95%) SAN
21 1675 (18.70%) TCP/IP
22 1650 (18.42%) MS Office
23 1595 (17.81%) DHCP
24 1484 (16.57%) Hyper-V
25 1454 (16.23%) Exchange Server 2007
26 1378 (15.38%) Finance
27 1330 (14.85%) MCSE
28 1320 (14.74%) Windows XP
29 1286 (14.36%) Linux
30 1268 (14.16%) WAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 3844 (42.92%) MS Exchange
2 2359 (26.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1454 (16.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1210 (13.51%) IIS
5 1033 (11.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 952 (10.63%) SharePoint
7 745 (8.32%) Exchange Server 2003
8 637 (7.11%) Lync
9 372 (4.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 237 (2.65%) Apache
11 171 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
12 138 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
13 119 (1.33%) Tomcat
14 86 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
15 83 (0.93%) Office Communications Server
16 69 (0.77%) IBM Notes
17 63 (0.70%) WorkSite
18 57 (0.64%) Lotus Domino
19 52 (0.58%) WebSphere
20 41 (0.46%) CMS
Applications
1 2477 (27.65%) MS Excel
2 1650 (18.42%) MS Office
3 72 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 58 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 33 (0.37%) MS Project
6 21 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.11%) SPSS
8 9 (0.10%) Acrobat
8 9 (0.10%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.067%) AutoCAD
11 5 (0.056%) Fireworks
12 4 (0.045%) InfoPath
13 3 (0.033%) S-PLUS
14 2 (0.022%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 1 (0.011%) HipChat
15 1 (0.011%) Revit
15 1 (0.011%) Final Cut Pro
15 1 (0.011%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 120 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 41 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
4 16 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 15 (0.17%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 14 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
6 14 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
7 11 (0.12%) assyst
8 8 (0.089%) SalesLogix
8 8 (0.089%) Maximo
9 7 (0.078%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 5 (0.056%) Oracle Applications
11 4 (0.045%) GoldMine
11 4 (0.045%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.045%) Eikon
12 3 (0.033%) SAP BPC
12 3 (0.033%) Cognos Controller
13 2 (0.022%) ResourceLink
13 2 (0.022%) SAP Business One
13 2 (0.022%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 593 (6.62%) Office 365
2 252 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
4 72 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
5 66 (0.74%) SaaS
6 60 (0.67%) IaaS
7 35 (0.39%) Google Apps
8 34 (0.38%) PaaS
9 6 (0.067%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.033%) GitHub
10 3 (0.033%) Sumo Logic
10 3 (0.033%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2277 (25.42%) DNS
2 1931 (21.56%) Firewall
3 1787 (19.95%) SAN
4 1675 (18.70%) TCP/IP
5 1595 (17.81%) DHCP
6 1268 (14.16%) WAN
7 1246 (13.91%) LAN
8 969 (10.82%) VPN
9 533 (5.95%) Internet
10 382 (4.26%) NAS
11 372 (4.15%) Wireless
12 361 (4.03%) VoIP
13 350 (3.91%) VLAN
14 269 (3.00%) iSCSI
15 189 (2.11%) SSL
16 183 (2.04%) MPLS
17 180 (2.01%) NetScaler
18 179 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
19 156 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
20 155 (1.73%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2340 (26.12%) SQL Server
2 1027 (11.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 585 (6.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 444 (4.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 247 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 225 (2.51%) MySQL
7 187 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 155 (1.73%) SQL Server 2000
9 101 (1.13%) Oracle Database
10 99 (1.11%) Relational Database
11 91 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 68 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
13 57 (0.64%) MongoDB
14 41 (0.46%) RDBMS
15 38 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
16 37 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
17 34 (0.38%) MS Access
18 31 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
19 30 (0.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 29 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 95 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 71 (0.79%) Visual Studio
3 52 (0.58%) TeamCity
4 50 (0.56%) Subversion
5 39 (0.44%) LoadRunner
6 31 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 26 (0.29%) Jenkins
8 24 (0.27%) Git (software)
9 22 (0.25%) MSI
10 21 (0.23%) JIRA
11 19 (0.21%) Selenium
12 16 (0.18%) QuickTest Pro
12 16 (0.18%) SpecFlow
12 16 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
13 13 (0.15%) WebDriver
14 11 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 10 (0.11%) AdminStudio
15 10 (0.11%) SilkPerformer
16 9 (0.10%) WinRunner
17 8 (0.089%) Toad
General
1 1378 (15.38%) Finance
2 309 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 270 (3.01%) Law
4 245 (2.74%) Banking
5 197 (2.20%) Advertising
6 192 (2.14%) Retail
7 163 (1.82%) Legal
8 140 (1.56%) Marketing
9 107 (1.19%) Financial Institution
10 106 (1.18%) Back Office
11 89 (0.99%) Publishing
12 88 (0.98%) Manufacturing
13 57 (0.64%) Electronics
14 36 (0.40%) Investment Banking
15 30 (0.33%) German Language
15 30 (0.33%) Front Office
16 28 (0.31%) French Language
17 26 (0.29%) Games
18 21 (0.23%) Aerospace
19 19 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1604 (17.91%) Analyst
2 1590 (17.75%) Support Engineer
3 1056 (11.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 873 (9.75%) Support Analyst
5 741 (8.27%) IT Support
6 658 (7.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 657 (7.34%) Administrator
8 553 (6.17%) Consultant
9 533 (5.95%) 2nd Line Support
10 444 (4.96%) Systems Engineer
10 444 (4.96%) Technical Support
11 440 (4.91%) Systems Administrator
12 341 (3.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 338 (3.77%) Server Engineer
14 327 (3.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 273 (3.05%) Developer
16 260 (2.90%) Technical Engineer
17 259 (2.89%) IT Support Engineer
18 233 (2.60%) Applications Support
19 231 (2.58%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 547 (6.11%) .NET
2 246 (2.75%) HTML
3 212 (2.37%) ASP.NET
4 205 (2.29%) XML
5 178 (1.99%) Web Services
6 148 (1.65%) CSS
7 92 (1.03%) .NET Framework
8 82 (0.92%) Application Packaging
8 82 (0.92%) jQuery
9 69 (0.77%) XSLT
10 60 (0.67%) Software Packaging
11 46 (0.51%) SOAP
12 45 (0.50%) COM
13 42 (0.47%) WCF
13 42 (0.47%) Ajax
14 32 (0.36%) Middleware
15 31 (0.35%) XSL
15 31 (0.35%) CSS3
16 29 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
17 27 (0.30%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 695 (7.76%) Clustering
2 640 (7.15%) Blackberry
3 607 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
4 276 (3.08%) Computer Science
5 252 (2.81%) Replication
6 221 (2.47%) Management Information System
7 193 (2.15%) Thin Client
7 193 (2.15%) Fat Client
8 146 (1.63%) iPhone
9 129 (1.44%) Hedge funds
10 93 (1.04%) Client/Server
11 84 (0.94%) iPad
12 67 (0.75%) EqualLogic
13 61 (0.68%) Open Source
14 55 (0.61%) PKI
14 55 (0.61%) Statistics
15 50 (0.56%) Mathematics
16 42 (0.47%) PDA
16 42 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
17 41 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8957 (100.00%) Windows
2 4491 (50.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 4348 (48.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 2366 (26.42%) Windows 7
5 1320 (14.74%) Windows XP
6 1286 (14.36%) Linux
7 1148 (12.82%) Windows 8
8 514 (5.74%) Windows Vista
9 417 (4.66%) UNIX
10 317 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 245 (2.74%) Windows 2000
12 240 (2.68%) Windows 2000 Server
13 195 (2.18%) CentOS
14 167 (1.86%) Mac OS X
15 147 (1.64%) Solaris
16 146 (1.63%) Android
17 77 (0.86%) AIX
18 74 (0.83%) Apple iOS
19 72 (0.80%) Ubuntu
20 56 (0.63%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1800 (20.10%) ITIL
2 563 (6.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 544 (6.07%) Service Delivery
4 494 (5.52%) Migration
5 376 (4.20%) Project Management
6 342 (3.82%) Change Management
7 312 (3.48%) Problem Management
8 290 (3.24%) Mentoring
9 264 (2.95%) Service Management
10 259 (2.89%) CRM
11 240 (2.68%) Performance Tuning
12 237 (2.65%) Incident Management
13 226 (2.52%) Load Balancing
14 212 (2.37%) Agile Software Development
14 212 (2.37%) Change Control
15 204 (2.28%) Time Management
16 199 (2.22%) Root Cause Analysis
17 191 (2.13%) Configuration Management
18 171 (1.91%) Performance Monitoring
19 162 (1.81%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 2013 (22.47%) SQL
2 894 (9.98%) PowerShell
3 309 (3.45%) C#
4 245 (2.74%) JavaScript
5 229 (2.56%) Perl
6 225 (2.51%) VBScript
7 220 (2.46%) VB
8 209 (2.33%) Java
9 207 (2.31%) T-SQL
10 143 (1.60%) C
11 110 (1.23%) Bash Shell
12 109 (1.22%) PHP
13 102 (1.14%) VB.NET
14 88 (0.98%) Shell Script
15 78 (0.87%) Python
16 43 (0.48%) Ruby
17 41 (0.46%) VBA
18 37 (0.41%) PL/SQL
19 34 (0.38%) C++
20 22 (0.25%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1856 (20.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 1330 (14.85%) MCSE
3 813 (9.08%) Degree
4 716 (7.99%) MCITP
5 674 (7.52%) Cisco Certification
6 618 (6.90%) MCSA
7 590 (6.59%) Security Cleared
8 566 (6.32%) MCP
9 533 (5.95%) CCNA
10 470 (5.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 455 (5.08%) SC Cleared
12 281 (3.14%) MCTS
13 280 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
14 246 (2.75%) CCA
15 221 (2.47%) CCNP
16 200 (2.23%) DV Cleared
17 196 (2.19%) VCP4
18 175 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
19 87 (0.97%) VCP5
20 68 (0.76%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 745 (8.32%) SLA
2 98 (1.09%) QA
3 72 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 66 (0.74%) ISO 9001
5 43 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 41 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.17%) TickIT
8 10 (0.11%) COBIT
9 5 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 5 (0.056%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.056%) EMIR
9 5 (0.056%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.033%) GPG13
11 2 (0.022%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.022%) DO-178B
12 1 (0.011%) GMP
12 1 (0.011%) GLP
12 1 (0.011%) HL7
12 1 (0.011%) DICOM
System Software
1 5245 (58.56%) Active Directory
2 2931 (32.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1484 (16.57%) Hyper-V
4 1154 (12.88%) vSphere
5 1008 (11.25%) XenApp
6 657 (7.34%) VMware ESX
7 463 (5.17%) VMware ESXi
8 385 (4.30%) XenDesktop
9 243 (2.71%) XenServer
10 211 (2.36%) Microsoft App-V
11 206 (2.30%) Terminal Services
12 105 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 101 (1.13%) VMware Server
14 94 (1.05%) vCloud
15 82 (0.92%) Xen
16 79 (0.88%) ISA Server
17 75 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
18 68 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
19 63 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
20 55 (0.61%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1104 (12.33%) SCCM
2 731 (8.16%) SCOM
3 409 (4.57%) Backup Exec
4 294 (3.28%) WSUS
5 266 (2.97%) NetBackup
6 216 (2.41%) Norton AntiVirus
7 132 (1.47%) Nagios
8 123 (1.37%) SCVMM
9 98 (1.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 86 (0.96%) Puppet
11 83 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 67 (0.75%) SCDPM
13 64 (0.71%) EMC NetWorker
14 62 (0.69%) HP SIM
14 62 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 59 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
16 58 (0.65%) Opsview
17 55 (0.61%) SCOrch
17 55 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 53 (0.59%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5127 (57.24%) Microsoft
2 4635 (51.75%) VMware
3 2643 (29.51%) Citrix
4 1975 (22.05%) Cisco
5 1225 (13.68%) HP
6 674 (7.52%) Symantec
7 608 (6.79%) Dell
8 548 (6.12%) NetApp
9 496 (5.54%) EMC
10 451 (5.04%) Oracle
11 448 (5.00%) Red Hat
12 338 (3.77%) Apple
13 330 (3.68%) Juniper
14 252 (2.81%) IBM
15 250 (2.79%) CheckPoint
16 212 (2.37%) Avaya
17 193 (2.15%) Veeam
18 151 (1.69%) SolarWinds
19 150 (1.67%) McAfee
19 150 (1.67%) Sophos
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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