The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 63 54 58
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4479 4672 4850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.89% 4.29% 4.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.55% 15.67% 15.02%
Number of salaries quoted 3780 4061 4256
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 £24,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Operating Systems Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
30793 29818 32283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.73% 27.41% 27.30%
Number of salaries quoted 25754 25298 27677
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -10 4205 £37,500 -1.31% 469
London -14 1632 £42,500 - 159
South East -7 1134 £36,500 -2.66% 101
City of London -4 387 £47,500 -3.06% 46
East of England +16 347 £35,000 +7.69% 41
Yorkshire +3 304 £32,000 +6.66% 41
Berkshire +11 290 £40,000 - 27
Hampshire +5 279 £36,000 +3.59% 34
Surrey -15 273 £38,500 -3.75% 19
South West -7 252 £31,000 -10.14% 42
North West -12 225 £30,000 -14.28% 40
West Midlands -22 210 £35,000 -1.40% 29
West Yorkshire -12 189 £32,500 - 23
Reading +8 152 £35,500 -11.25% 14
Hertfordshire +18 136 £33,750 +14.40% 13
Leeds -18 133 £32,500 +8.33% 13
East Midlands -24 117 £32,500 -13.33% 15
Manchester -21 113 £32,500 -13.33% 20
Buckinghamshire -11 109 £37,500 -3.84% 2
Southampton +10 95 £31,349 -3.54% 8
Scotland -32 89 £37,750 +0.66% 20
Essex +10 75 £46,500 +5.68% 7
West Sussex +7 75 £27,500 -23.61% 8
Oxfordshire -17 72 £32,000 -20.00% 3
Bedfordshire +13 71 £35,000 +27.27% 8
Bristol -20 64 £37,500 +7.14% 9
Cheshire +13 62 £27,000 -22.85% 13
Birmingham -31 61 £32,375 -13.66% 11
Gloucestershire +14 58 £32,250 -0.76% 9
Portsmouth -5 55 £43,000 +14.66% 3

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 9119 (100.00%) Windows
2 5029 (55.15%) Active Directory
3 4933 (54.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 4802 (52.66%) Microsoft
5 4516 (49.52%) VMware
6 3673 (40.28%) MS Exchange
7 3157 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 2920 (32.02%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2677 (29.36%) MS Excel
10 2654 (29.10%) SQL Server
11 2548 (27.94%) Citrix
12 2403 (26.35%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2387 (26.18%) SQL
14 2220 (24.34%) Windows 7
15 2201 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
16 2176 (23.86%) DNS
17 2085 (22.86%) Firewall
18 1972 (21.63%) ITIL
19 1960 (21.49%) Cisco
20 1852 (20.31%) SAN
21 1705 (18.70%) TCP/IP
22 1644 (18.03%) MS Office
23 1518 (16.65%) Linux
24 1517 (16.64%) DHCP
25 1513 (16.59%) Windows XP
26 1500 (16.45%) Finance
27 1470 (16.12%) MCSE
28 1407 (15.43%) Exchange Server 2007
29 1391 (15.25%) IIS
30 1387 (15.21%) Hyper-V

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 3673 (40.28%) MS Exchange
2 2403 (26.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1407 (15.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1391 (15.25%) IIS
5 1034 (11.34%) SharePoint
6 877 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2003
7 734 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2013
8 523 (5.74%) Lync
9 454 (4.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 264 (2.90%) Apache
11 262 (2.87%) SharePoint 2010
12 216 (2.37%) Tomcat
13 203 (2.23%) SharePoint 2013
14 166 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
15 105 (1.15%) Lotus Domino
16 87 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
17 81 (0.89%) CMS
18 79 (0.87%) Office Communications Server
19 75 (0.82%) IBM Notes
20 56 (0.61%) WorkSite
Applications
1 2677 (29.36%) MS Excel
2 1644 (18.03%) MS Office
3 132 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 66 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 58 (0.64%) MS Project
6 21 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 20 (0.22%) InfoPath
8 10 (0.11%) FastStats
9 9 (0.099%) SPSS
10 6 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.055%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.033%) Final Cut Pro
12 3 (0.033%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.033%) 3ds Max
13 2 (0.022%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.022%) InDesign
13 2 (0.022%) Maya
13 2 (0.022%) PowerPivot
14 1 (0.011%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.011%) ImageReady
Business Applications
1 104 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (0.41%) assyst
3 33 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 22 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 17 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
5 17 (0.19%) Maximo
6 13 (0.14%) SAP Business One
6 13 (0.14%) Sage 1000
7 12 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
8 11 (0.12%) FastVal
8 11 (0.12%) SunGard APT
8 11 (0.12%) Movex
9 10 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
9 10 (0.11%) Eikon
9 10 (0.11%) Magento
10 9 (0.099%) Sage 200
10 9 (0.099%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 7 (0.077%) Agresso
11 7 (0.077%) Dynamics NAV
11 7 (0.077%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 415 (4.55%) Office 365
2 265 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 122 (1.34%) SaaS
4 113 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
5 109 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
6 103 (1.13%) IaaS
7 56 (0.61%) PaaS
8 34 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
9 21 (0.23%) Google Apps
10 16 (0.18%) Amazon S3
11 12 (0.13%) GitHub
12 8 (0.088%) Basecamp
13 5 (0.055%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.044%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.044%) CloudFront
15 2 (0.022%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2176 (23.86%) DNS
2 2085 (22.86%) Firewall
3 1852 (20.31%) SAN
4 1705 (18.70%) TCP/IP
5 1517 (16.64%) DHCP
6 1346 (14.76%) LAN
7 1266 (13.88%) WAN
8 1005 (11.02%) VPN
9 594 (6.51%) Internet
10 421 (4.62%) VoIP
10 421 (4.62%) Wireless
11 418 (4.58%) NAS
12 314 (3.44%) VLAN
13 249 (2.73%) SSL
14 243 (2.66%) iSCSI
15 236 (2.59%) Cisco ASA
16 227 (2.49%) Network Security
17 219 (2.40%) MPLS
18 189 (2.07%) SMTP
19 176 (1.93%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2654 (29.10%) SQL Server
2 1025 (11.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 558 (6.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 410 (4.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 311 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 272 (2.98%) MySQL
7 223 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 217 (2.38%) Oracle Database
9 164 (1.80%) Relational Database
10 127 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
11 109 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
12 94 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 88 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
14 87 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
15 62 (0.68%) RDBMS
16 61 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
17 50 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
18 48 (0.53%) DB2
19 44 (0.48%) MongoDB
20 36 (0.39%) DTS
Development Applications
1 122 (1.34%) Visual Studio
2 92 (1.01%) Subversion
3 87 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 65 (0.71%) Git (software)
5 59 (0.65%) MSI
6 57 (0.63%) TeamCity
7 54 (0.59%) Jenkins
8 43 (0.47%) JIRA
9 37 (0.41%) Eclipse
10 24 (0.26%) Xcode
11 23 (0.25%) PhoneGap
12 22 (0.24%) Introscope
12 22 (0.24%) AdminStudio
13 21 (0.23%) MSBuild
14 19 (0.21%) Metasploit
15 15 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 15 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 14 (0.15%) NUnit
17 13 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
18 12 (0.13%) JUnit
General
1 1500 (16.45%) Finance
2 331 (3.63%) Law
3 300 (3.29%) Telecoms
4 260 (2.85%) Banking
5 219 (2.40%) Legal
6 203 (2.23%) Retail
7 103 (1.13%) Marketing
8 93 (1.02%) Back Office
9 92 (1.01%) Financial Institution
10 86 (0.94%) Manufacturing
11 84 (0.92%) Advertising
12 57 (0.63%) Investment Banking
12 57 (0.63%) Games
13 46 (0.50%) French Language
14 44 (0.48%) Publishing
15 38 (0.42%) Electronics
16 37 (0.41%) German Language
17 31 (0.34%) Automotive
18 28 (0.31%) Military
19 27 (0.30%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1745 (19.14%) Analyst
2 1550 (17.00%) Support Engineer
3 1031 (11.31%) Support Analyst
4 889 (9.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 759 (8.32%) Administrator
6 711 (7.80%) 3rd Line Support
7 696 (7.63%) IT Support
8 603 (6.61%) 2nd Line Support
9 496 (5.44%) Systems Administrator
10 465 (5.10%) Systems Engineer
11 457 (5.01%) Consultant
12 381 (4.18%) Technical Support
13 352 (3.86%) Server Engineer
14 340 (3.73%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 324 (3.55%) Server Support
16 280 (3.07%) Developer
16 280 (3.07%) IT Support Engineer
17 271 (2.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 247 (2.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 242 (2.65%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 724 (7.94%) .NET
2 307 (3.37%) ASP.NET
3 278 (3.05%) HTML
4 270 (2.96%) XML
5 264 (2.90%) Web Services
6 170 (1.86%) CSS
7 151 (1.66%) .NET Framework
8 102 (1.12%) WCF
9 90 (0.99%) jQuery
10 84 (0.92%) J2EE
11 80 (0.88%) Application Packaging
12 74 (0.81%) LAMP
12 74 (0.81%) Ajax
13 69 (0.76%) Software Packaging
14 60 (0.66%) XSLT
15 59 (0.65%) HTML5
16 52 (0.57%) COM
17 42 (0.46%) Middleware
17 42 (0.46%) WPF
18 38 (0.42%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 739 (8.10%) Blackberry
2 698 (7.65%) Clustering
3 288 (3.16%) Computer Science
4 267 (2.93%) Management Information System
5 261 (2.86%) Replication
6 201 (2.20%) Hedge funds
7 175 (1.92%) Thin Client
7 175 (1.92%) Fat Client
8 139 (1.52%) iPhone
9 122 (1.34%) Client/Server
10 107 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
11 100 (1.10%) iPad
12 85 (0.93%) EqualLogic
13 78 (0.86%) Mobile App
14 75 (0.82%) CLARiiON
15 72 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
16 71 (0.78%) Firmware
17 65 (0.71%) SecurID
18 58 (0.64%) Open Source
19 56 (0.61%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 9119 (100.00%) Windows
2 4933 (54.10%) Windows Server 2003
3 3157 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 2220 (24.34%) Windows 7
5 1518 (16.65%) Linux
6 1513 (16.59%) Windows XP
7 838 (9.19%) Windows 8
8 518 (5.68%) UNIX
9 459 (5.03%) Windows Vista
10 374 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 244 (2.68%) Solaris
12 204 (2.24%) Android
13 186 (2.04%) Windows 2000 Server
14 180 (1.97%) Windows 2000
15 176 (1.93%) Mac OS X
16 165 (1.81%) CentOS
17 130 (1.43%) Ubuntu
18 107 (1.17%) Debian
19 100 (1.10%) Apple iOS
20 89 (0.98%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1972 (21.63%) ITIL
2 519 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 471 (5.17%) Service Delivery
4 378 (4.15%) Change Management
5 375 (4.11%) Migration
6 356 (3.90%) Problem Management
7 315 (3.45%) Project Management
8 278 (3.05%) Incident Management
8 278 (3.05%) Load Balancing
9 272 (2.98%) Service Management
10 246 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
11 229 (2.51%) CRM
12 224 (2.46%) Change Control
13 200 (2.19%) Configuration Management
14 192 (2.11%) PRINCE2
15 184 (2.02%) E-Commerce
16 175 (1.92%) Capacity Planning
17 161 (1.77%) Business Intelligence
18 159 (1.74%) Root Cause Analysis
19 135 (1.48%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2387 (26.18%) SQL
2 917 (10.06%) PowerShell
3 443 (4.86%) C#
4 327 (3.59%) Java
5 265 (2.91%) JavaScript
6 258 (2.83%) Perl
7 256 (2.81%) T-SQL
8 243 (2.66%) VBScript
9 240 (2.63%) VB
10 139 (1.52%) C
11 129 (1.41%) Bash Shell
12 126 (1.38%) PHP
13 105 (1.15%) VB.NET
14 80 (0.88%) PL/SQL
15 74 (0.81%) Python
16 73 (0.80%) Shell Script
17 49 (0.54%) VBA
18 43 (0.47%) Ruby
19 41 (0.45%) C++
20 34 (0.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2201 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1470 (16.12%) MCSE
3 990 (10.86%) Degree
4 879 (9.64%) MCITP
5 732 (8.03%) Cisco Certification
6 686 (7.52%) MCSA
7 646 (7.08%) CCNA
8 585 (6.42%) MCP
9 490 (5.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 455 (4.99%) Security Cleared
11 402 (4.41%) MCTS
12 322 (3.53%) SC Cleared
13 231 (2.53%) Citrix Certification
14 209 (2.29%) CCNP
15 183 (2.01%) CCA
16 169 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
17 122 (1.34%) DV Cleared
18 75 (0.82%) A+ Certification
19 68 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 60 (0.66%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 633 (6.94%) SLA
2 196 (2.15%) QA
3 117 (1.28%) ISO 9001
4 84 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 65 (0.71%) PCI DSS
6 26 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 25 (0.27%) TickIT
8 9 (0.099%) HIPAA
9 8 (0.088%) GMP
10 7 (0.077%) COBIT
10 7 (0.077%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 7 (0.077%) GAMP
10 7 (0.077%) GCP
11 6 (0.066%) BS7799
11 6 (0.066%) HL7
12 5 (0.055%) DICOM
13 2 (0.022%) ISO 9000
13 2 (0.022%) GPG13
14 1 (0.011%) JSP 440
14 1 (0.011%) GLP
System Software
1 5029 (55.15%) Active Directory
2 2920 (32.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1387 (15.21%) Hyper-V
4 1024 (11.23%) vSphere
5 1022 (11.21%) XenApp
6 645 (7.07%) VMware ESX
7 427 (4.68%) VMware ESXi
8 384 (4.21%) XenDesktop
9 261 (2.86%) XenServer
10 250 (2.74%) Terminal Services
11 146 (1.60%) UAG
12 134 (1.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 130 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
14 111 (1.22%) Forefront TMG
15 98 (1.07%) Terminal Server
16 97 (1.06%) ISA Server
17 81 (0.89%) VMware Server
18 71 (0.78%) MetaFrame
19 68 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
20 64 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 855 (9.38%) SCCM
2 556 (6.10%) Backup Exec
3 467 (5.12%) SCOM
4 312 (3.42%) WSUS
5 262 (2.87%) NetBackup
6 243 (2.66%) Norton AntiVirus
7 143 (1.57%) Puppet
8 112 (1.23%) Nagios
9 95 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 90 (0.99%) EMC NetWorker
11 86 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
12 70 (0.77%) Tivoli
13 60 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
14 59 (0.65%) SCVMM
14 59 (0.65%) ARCserve
15 58 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 50 (0.55%) ZABBIX
17 43 (0.47%) Data Guard
18 42 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 42 (0.46%) logstash
Vendors
1 4802 (52.66%) Microsoft
2 4516 (49.52%) VMware
3 2548 (27.94%) Citrix
4 1960 (21.49%) Cisco
5 1366 (14.98%) HP
6 718 (7.87%) Oracle
7 716 (7.85%) Symantec
8 594 (6.51%) NetApp
9 518 (5.68%) Red Hat
10 484 (5.31%) EMC
11 483 (5.30%) Dell
12 361 (3.96%) Juniper
13 308 (3.38%) CheckPoint
14 297 (3.26%) Apple
15 278 (3.05%) IBM
16 261 (2.86%) Veeam
17 228 (2.50%) McAfee
18 151 (1.66%) SolarWinds
19 145 (1.59%) CommVault
20 136 (1.49%) Lotus
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