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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 73 66 60
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 3807 4505 4355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.50% 3.90% 4.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.37% 14.47% 14.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3324 3712 3787
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 £24,500
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
28471 31135 29220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.14% 26.93% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 24122 25840 24880
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
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 September 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 September 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 -8 3574 £37,500 - 430
London 0 1503 £42,500 - 140
South East -12 923 £37,500 +2.04% 94
Surrey +10 286 £37,500 -6.25% 36
City of London -15 265 £42,500 -5.55% 33
South West -3 254 £29,500 -1.66% 65
East of England -14 247 £35,500 +1.42% 27
Hampshire -9 208 £35,500 -1.38% 11
Yorkshire -26 193 £34,000 +4.61% 35
North West -34 193 £32,500 +3.17% 29
West Midlands -10 177 £32,500 - 13
Berkshire -38 135 £38,000 +1.33% 15
West Yorkshire -28 125 £34,500 +8.66% 25
Manchester -2 108 £32,500 -1.59% 13
Hertfordshire -17 104 £34,000 -2.85% 11
Leeds -18 103 £31,239 -3.88% 16
Buckinghamshire -5 93 £35,000 +11.11% 8
East Midlands -18 90 £28,000 -6.66% 21
West Sussex 0 84 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Reading -21 74 £37,500 -3.84% 11
Scotland -26 68 £32,000 -14.66% 15
Birmingham +9 66 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Wales +4 65 £38,500 +48.07% 11
South Wales -2 65 £38,500 +49.51% 11
Oxfordshire -16 64 £39,000 +32.20% 10
Southampton -14 59 £40,000 +28.00% 2
Bedfordshire -1 57 £42,500 +21.42% 4
Wiltshire 0 55 £35,000 +27.27% 11
Crawley +5 53 £44,500 +1.71% 2
Cheshire -27 53 £32,000 +1.58% 5

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 7971 (100.00%) Windows
2 4749 (59.58%) Windows Server 2012
3 4682 (58.74%) Microsoft
3 4682 (58.74%) Active Directory
4 4339 (54.43%) VMware
5 3307 (41.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 3297 (41.36%) MS Exchange
7 2771 (34.76%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2206 (27.68%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2151 (26.99%) MS Excel
10 2070 (25.97%) SQL Server
10 2070 (25.97%) Citrix
11 2010 (25.22%) DNS
12 1946 (24.41%) Windows 7
13 1831 (22.97%) ITIL
14 1819 (22.82%) SQL
15 1758 (22.05%) Cisco
16 1737 (21.79%) Firewall
17 1633 (20.49%) Microsoft Certification
18 1569 (19.68%) SAN
19 1565 (19.63%) DHCP
20 1522 (19.09%) TCP/IP
21 1474 (18.49%) Hyper-V
22 1337 (16.77%) MS Office
23 1286 (16.13%) Linux
24 1231 (15.44%) IIS
25 1228 (15.41%) Finance
26 1161 (14.57%) WAN
27 1154 (14.48%) LAN
28 1115 (13.99%) Exchange Server 2013

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 3297 (41.36%) MS Exchange
2 2206 (27.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1231 (15.44%) IIS
4 1115 (13.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1088 (13.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 869 (10.90%) SharePoint
7 551 (6.91%) Lync
8 540 (6.77%) Exchange Server 2003
9 298 (3.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 186 (2.33%) Apache
11 158 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
12 135 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
13 100 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
14 97 (1.22%) Tomcat
15 62 (0.78%) CMS
16 57 (0.72%) Office Communications Server
17 56 (0.70%) nginx
17 56 (0.70%) IBM Notes
18 51 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
19 49 (0.61%) WorkSite
Applications
1 2151 (26.99%) MS Excel
2 1337 (16.77%) MS Office
3 72 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 45 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 34 (0.43%) MS Project
6 14 (0.18%) InfoPath
7 10 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.10%) InDesign
9 5 (0.063%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.050%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.038%) SOLIDWORKS
11 3 (0.038%) HipChat
11 3 (0.038%) ProjectWise
12 2 (0.025%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.013%) CorelDRAW
13 1 (0.013%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.013%) Photoshop
13 1 (0.013%) FrameMaker
13 1 (0.013%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 96 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (0.46%) Northgate Housing
3 32 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 30 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
5 22 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 17 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 16 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 14 (0.18%) Magento
9 13 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
10 10 (0.13%) Agresso
11 9 (0.11%) SAP Business One
12 7 (0.088%) Primavera
13 5 (0.063%) assyst
13 5 (0.063%) Infor CRM
13 5 (0.063%) Line 500
13 5 (0.063%) Sage 200
13 5 (0.063%) Sage 50
14 4 (0.050%) Cognos TM1
14 4 (0.050%) Maximo
14 4 (0.050%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 814 (10.21%) Office 365
2 291 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 243 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
4 123 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
5 87 (1.09%) IaaS
6 79 (0.99%) SaaS
7 62 (0.78%) Mimecast
8 46 (0.58%) PaaS
9 29 (0.36%) Google Apps
10 21 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (0.18%) Amazon S3
12 11 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 11 (0.14%) Symantec.cloud
13 8 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
14 6 (0.075%) Amazon EMR
15 5 (0.063%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (0.063%) Datadog
15 5 (0.063%) Azure Active Directory
16 4 (0.050%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.050%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2010 (25.22%) DNS
2 1737 (21.79%) Firewall
3 1569 (19.68%) SAN
4 1565 (19.63%) DHCP
5 1522 (19.09%) TCP/IP
6 1161 (14.57%) WAN
7 1154 (14.48%) LAN
8 723 (9.07%) VPN
9 444 (5.57%) NAS
10 390 (4.89%) VLAN
11 381 (4.78%) Internet
12 376 (4.72%) VoIP
13 322 (4.04%) Wireless
14 245 (3.07%) iSCSI
15 195 (2.45%) NetScaler
16 180 (2.26%) Cisco ASA
17 149 (1.87%) Network Security
18 142 (1.78%) MPLS
19 137 (1.72%) SSL
20 123 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2070 (25.97%) SQL Server
2 852 (10.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 364 (4.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 361 (4.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 215 (2.70%) MySQL
6 190 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 133 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 126 (1.58%) Oracle Database
9 105 (1.32%) Relational Database
10 85 (1.07%) SQL Server 2000
11 80 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 62 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
13 57 (0.72%) MongoDB
14 53 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
14 53 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
15 33 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
16 32 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
17 30 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
18 25 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
19 22 (0.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 141 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 118 (1.48%) Visual Studio
3 91 (1.14%) Subversion
4 88 (1.10%) JIRA
5 73 (0.92%) Git (software)
6 55 (0.69%) TeamCity
7 48 (0.60%) Jenkins
8 47 (0.59%) MSI
9 44 (0.55%) Selenium
10 30 (0.38%) NUnit
10 30 (0.38%) InstallShield
11 25 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 21 (0.26%) SpecFlow
13 19 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
14 15 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
15 14 (0.18%) WebDriver
16 13 (0.16%) MSBuild
17 12 (0.15%) PowerBuilder
18 10 (0.13%) Hudson
18 10 (0.13%) SoapUI
General
1 1228 (15.41%) Finance
2 291 (3.65%) Telecoms
3 279 (3.50%) Banking
4 222 (2.79%) Legal
5 215 (2.70%) Retail
6 200 (2.51%) Law
7 123 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 121 (1.52%) Back Office
9 118 (1.48%) Advertising
10 110 (1.38%) Marketing
11 77 (0.97%) Financial Institution
12 47 (0.59%) Publishing
13 36 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
14 33 (0.41%) French Language
15 31 (0.39%) Automotive
16 30 (0.38%) Electronics
17 29 (0.36%) Games
18 28 (0.35%) German Language
19 26 (0.33%) Billing
20 19 (0.24%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1439 (18.05%) Support Engineer
2 1429 (17.93%) Analyst
3 941 (11.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 804 (10.09%) Support Analyst
5 756 (9.48%) Administrator
6 629 (7.89%) IT Support
7 566 (7.10%) 2nd Line Support
8 557 (6.99%) Systems Administrator
9 530 (6.65%) 3rd Line Support
10 499 (6.26%) Systems Engineer
11 328 (4.11%) Consultant
11 328 (4.11%) Technical Support
12 325 (4.08%) Developer
13 297 (3.73%) IT Support Engineer
14 293 (3.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 279 (3.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 251 (3.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 234 (2.94%) Server Engineer
18 210 (2.63%) Technical Engineer
18 210 (2.63%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 577 (7.24%) .NET
2 250 (3.14%) HTML
3 248 (3.11%) ASP.NET
4 227 (2.85%) Web Services
5 202 (2.53%) CSS
6 185 (2.32%) XML
7 113 (1.42%) .NET Framework
8 110 (1.38%) jQuery
9 80 (1.00%) XSLT
10 74 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
11 64 (0.80%) CSS3
12 62 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 58 (0.73%) Software Packaging
14 57 (0.72%) AngularJS
15 55 (0.69%) WCF
15 55 (0.69%) COM
16 54 (0.68%) HTML5
17 50 (0.63%) Ajax
18 48 (0.60%) Application Packaging
18 48 (0.60%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 757 (9.50%) Data Centre
2 532 (6.67%) Clustering
3 492 (6.17%) Blackberry
4 423 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
5 251 (3.15%) Replication
6 196 (2.46%) Management Information System
7 191 (2.40%) Computer Science
8 142 (1.78%) Fat Client
8 142 (1.78%) Thin Client
9 135 (1.69%) Hedge funds
10 109 (1.37%) iPhone
11 103 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
12 88 (1.10%) Client/Server
13 84 (1.05%) Statistics
14 75 (0.94%) EqualLogic
15 73 (0.92%) EMC VNX
16 68 (0.85%) iPad
17 61 (0.77%) HP StoreVirtual
18 58 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
19 57 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7971 (100.00%) Windows
2 4749 (59.58%) Windows Server 2012
3 3307 (41.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 1946 (24.41%) Windows 7
5 1286 (16.13%) Linux
6 1059 (13.29%) Windows 8
7 907 (11.38%) Windows XP
8 362 (4.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 341 (4.28%) UNIX
10 321 (4.03%) Windows Vista
11 226 (2.84%) Mac OS X
12 171 (2.15%) Windows 2000
13 162 (2.03%) Windows 2000 Server
14 144 (1.81%) Android
15 143 (1.79%) Solaris
16 122 (1.53%) CentOS
17 117 (1.47%) Debian
18 90 (1.13%) Ubuntu
19 89 (1.12%) Mac OS
20 72 (0.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1831 (22.97%) ITIL
2 468 (5.87%) Project Management
3 442 (5.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 410 (5.14%) Service Delivery
5 394 (4.94%) Migration
6 326 (4.09%) Change Management
7 294 (3.69%) Mentoring
8 281 (3.53%) Agile Software Development
9 263 (3.30%) Problem Management
10 251 (3.15%) Incident Management
11 243 (3.05%) Root Cause Analysis
12 228 (2.86%) CRM
13 219 (2.75%) Capacity Planning
14 217 (2.72%) Configuration Management
14 217 (2.72%) Service Management
15 216 (2.71%) Load Balancing
16 214 (2.68%) Performance Tuning
17 211 (2.65%) Server Building
18 187 (2.35%) Change Control
19 185 (2.32%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1819 (22.82%) SQL
2 1044 (13.10%) PowerShell
3 345 (4.33%) C#
4 328 (4.11%) JavaScript
5 246 (3.09%) T-SQL
6 232 (2.91%) Perl
7 194 (2.43%) Java
8 181 (2.27%) VB
9 177 (2.22%) VBScript
10 176 (2.21%) C
11 156 (1.96%) Bash Shell
12 118 (1.48%) Python
13 79 (0.99%) VB.NET
13 79 (0.99%) PHP
14 51 (0.64%) Shell Script
15 46 (0.58%) C++
16 42 (0.53%) PL/SQL
17 34 (0.43%) VBA
18 33 (0.41%) VB6
19 21 (0.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1633 (20.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 1034 (12.97%) MCSE
3 635 (7.97%) Cisco Certification
3 635 (7.97%) Degree
4 629 (7.89%) MCITP
5 610 (7.65%) MCSA
6 587 (7.36%) CCNA
7 574 (7.20%) MCP
8 519 (6.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 437 (5.48%) Security Cleared
10 257 (3.22%) SC Cleared
11 241 (3.02%) MCTS
12 205 (2.57%) Citrix Certification
13 185 (2.32%) CCNP
14 171 (2.15%) CCA
15 169 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
16 133 (1.67%) DV Cleared
17 76 (0.95%) A+ Certification
18 71 (0.89%) VCP5
19 62 (0.78%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 810 (10.16%) SLA
2 171 (2.15%) QA
3 63 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 49 (0.61%) PCI DSS
5 26 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 19 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (0.18%) ISO 9000
8 13 (0.16%) COBIT
9 7 (0.088%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.038%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.038%) BS7799
11 1 (0.013%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.013%) GAAP
11 1 (0.013%) HL7
11 1 (0.013%) FISMA
11 1 (0.013%) HIPAA
System Software
1 4682 (58.74%) Active Directory
2 2771 (34.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1474 (18.49%) Hyper-V
4 898 (11.27%) vSphere
5 861 (10.80%) XenApp
6 603 (7.56%) VMware ESX
7 436 (5.47%) VMware ESXi
8 268 (3.36%) Terminal Services
9 261 (3.27%) XenDesktop
10 203 (2.55%) XenServer
11 200 (2.51%) Microsoft App-V
12 106 (1.33%) vCloud
13 98 (1.23%) UAG
14 97 (1.22%) VMware Server
15 94 (1.18%) Forefront TMG
16 91 (1.14%) ISA Server
17 73 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
18 63 (0.79%) Terminal Server
18 63 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 57 (0.72%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1053 (13.21%) SCCM
2 605 (7.59%) SCOM
3 380 (4.77%) Backup Exec
4 255 (3.20%) WSUS
5 168 (2.11%) NetBackup
6 166 (2.08%) Puppet
7 139 (1.74%) Norton AntiVirus
8 125 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
9 116 (1.46%) Nagios
10 85 (1.07%) HP Data Protector
11 68 (0.85%) HP SIM
11 68 (0.85%) AirWatch
12 63 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 63 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 59 (0.74%) SCVMM
14 47 (0.59%) ARCserve
15 46 (0.58%) ZABBIX
15 46 (0.58%) SCOrch
16 42 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
17 41 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 4682 (58.74%) Microsoft
2 4339 (54.43%) VMware
3 2070 (25.97%) Citrix
4 1758 (22.05%) Cisco
5 1073 (13.46%) HP
6 567 (7.11%) NetApp
7 499 (6.26%) Dell
8 494 (6.20%) Symantec
9 457 (5.73%) Oracle
10 402 (5.04%) Red Hat
11 381 (4.78%) EMC
12 282 (3.54%) Juniper
13 248 (3.11%) Veeam
14 246 (3.09%) Apple
15 241 (3.02%) IBM
16 225 (2.82%) Avaya
17 197 (2.47%) CheckPoint
18 161 (2.02%) AppSense
19 159 (1.99%) SolarWinds
20 150 (1.88%) Sophos
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