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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 62 55 57
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4594 4635 4871
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.92% 4.26% 4.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.67% 15.60% 15.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3869 4031 4270
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 £55,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
31314 29707 32324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.75% 27.31% 27.39%
Number of salaries quoted 26166 25152 27689
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 28 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 28 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 4311 £37,500 -1.31% 482
London -13 1674 £42,500 - 159
South East -3 1155 £36,500 -2.66% 103
City of London +3 407 £47,500 -3.06% 45
East of England +6 341 £35,000 +7.69% 33
Yorkshire +2 309 £32,000 -1.53% 51
Berkshire +15 302 £39,000 -2.50% 26
Hampshire +5 289 £36,000 +4.34% 24
Surrey -12 276 £40,000 -2.73% 21
South West -4 259 £31,000 -11.42% 42
North West -6 243 £30,000 -14.28% 32
West Midlands -23 215 £32,500 -8.45% 39
West Yorkshire -11 193 £32,500 -7.14% 36
Reading +12 156 £35,500 -11.25% 9
Hertfordshire +26 138 £33,500 +12.60% 11
Leeds -16 137 £32,500 +4.00% 21
Manchester -19 122 £32,500 -13.33% 13
East Midlands -21 121 £32,500 -13.33% 18
Buckinghamshire -15 105 £37,000 +5.71% 3
Southampton +10 96 £31,349 -3.54% 8
Scotland -13 94 £37,750 +0.66% 28
Oxfordshire -8 75 £32,000 -20.00% 12
West Sussex -3 74 £27,500 -23.61% 9
Bedfordshire +11 71 £35,000 +27.27% 9
Essex +2 69 £45,750 +7.64% 1
Cheshire +14 68 £29,000 - 14
Bristol -14 63 £37,500 +6.38% 9
Gloucestershire +14 61 £32,250 -0.76% 10
Birmingham -35 59 £32,375 -12.50% 13
Wiltshire +15 56 £28,750 -17.85% 4

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 9124 (100.00%) Windows
2 5024 (55.06%) Active Directory
3 4905 (53.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 4803 (52.64%) Microsoft
5 4509 (49.42%) VMware
6 3669 (40.21%) MS Exchange
7 3188 (34.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 2933 (32.15%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2682 (29.40%) MS Excel
10 2656 (29.11%) SQL Server
11 2533 (27.76%) Citrix
12 2396 (26.26%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2374 (26.02%) SQL
14 2215 (24.28%) Windows 7
15 2205 (24.17%) Microsoft Certification
16 2173 (23.82%) DNS
17 2078 (22.78%) Firewall
18 1969 (21.58%) ITIL
19 1958 (21.46%) Cisco
20 1851 (20.29%) SAN
21 1716 (18.81%) TCP/IP
22 1646 (18.04%) MS Office
23 1521 (16.67%) Linux
24 1511 (16.56%) DHCP
25 1507 (16.52%) Windows XP
26 1503 (16.47%) Finance
27 1474 (16.16%) MCSE
28 1424 (15.61%) Exchange Server 2007
29 1400 (15.34%) IIS
30 1393 (15.27%) Hyper-V

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 3669 (40.21%) MS Exchange
2 2396 (26.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1424 (15.61%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1400 (15.34%) IIS
5 1043 (11.43%) SharePoint
6 862 (9.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 748 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 527 (5.78%) Lync
9 443 (4.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 267 (2.93%) Apache
11 257 (2.82%) SharePoint 2010
12 218 (2.39%) Tomcat
13 201 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
14 168 (1.84%) SharePoint Server
15 102 (1.12%) Lotus Domino
16 82 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
17 81 (0.89%) CMS
18 78 (0.85%) Office Communications Server
19 74 (0.81%) IBM Notes
20 54 (0.59%) WorkSite
Applications
1 2682 (29.40%) MS Excel
2 1646 (18.04%) MS Office
3 133 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 65 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 56 (0.61%) MS Project
6 20 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 20 (0.22%) InfoPath
7 10 (0.11%) FastStats
8 9 (0.099%) SPSS
9 6 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.055%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.044%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.033%) Final Cut Pro
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
1 106 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 35 (0.38%) assyst
4 21 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 17 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 16 (0.18%) Maximo
7 14 (0.15%) SAP Business One
8 13 (0.14%) Sage 1000
9 12 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
10 11 (0.12%) FastVal
10 11 (0.12%) SunGard APT
10 11 (0.12%) Movex
11 10 (0.11%) Magento
11 10 (0.11%) Eikon
12 9 (0.099%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 9 (0.099%) Sage 200
12 9 (0.099%) Oracle CRM
13 7 (0.077%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 7 (0.077%) Agresso
14 6 (0.066%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 423 (4.64%) Office 365
2 265 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 122 (1.34%) SaaS
4 114 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
5 110 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
6 106 (1.16%) IaaS
7 58 (0.64%) PaaS
8 33 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
9 20 (0.22%) Google Apps
10 16 (0.18%) Amazon S3
11 11 (0.12%) GitHub
12 8 (0.088%) Basecamp
13 5 (0.055%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.044%) CloudFront
14 4 (0.044%) Amazon SQS
15 2 (0.022%) Rackspace Cloud
16 1 (0.011%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2173 (23.82%) DNS
2 2078 (22.78%) Firewall
3 1851 (20.29%) SAN
4 1716 (18.81%) TCP/IP
5 1511 (16.56%) DHCP
6 1353 (14.83%) LAN
7 1268 (13.90%) WAN
8 1008 (11.05%) VPN
9 590 (6.47%) Internet
10 425 (4.66%) Wireless
10 425 (4.66%) NAS
11 416 (4.56%) VoIP
12 310 (3.40%) VLAN
13 258 (2.83%) SSL
14 245 (2.69%) iSCSI
15 234 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
16 228 (2.50%) Network Security
17 223 (2.44%) MPLS
18 194 (2.13%) SMTP
19 181 (1.98%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2656 (29.11%) SQL Server
2 1025 (11.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 555 (6.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 408 (4.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 309 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 276 (3.02%) MySQL
7 221 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 213 (2.33%) Oracle Database
9 166 (1.82%) Relational Database
10 125 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
11 109 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
12 94 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 90 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
14 85 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
15 62 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
15 62 (0.68%) RDBMS
16 50 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
17 46 (0.50%) DB2
18 44 (0.48%) MongoDB
19 37 (0.41%) DTS
Development Applications
1 121 (1.33%) Visual Studio
2 98 (1.07%) Subversion
3 88 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 69 (0.76%) Git (software)
5 62 (0.68%) MSI
6 59 (0.65%) TeamCity
7 55 (0.60%) Jenkins
8 43 (0.47%) JIRA
9 35 (0.38%) Eclipse
10 24 (0.26%) AdminStudio
11 22 (0.24%) Xcode
12 21 (0.23%) MSBuild
12 21 (0.23%) PhoneGap
13 20 (0.22%) Introscope
14 18 (0.20%) Metasploit
15 15 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 14 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 13 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
17 13 (0.14%) NUnit
18 12 (0.13%) InstallShield
General
1 1503 (16.47%) Finance
2 325 (3.56%) Law
3 309 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 259 (2.84%) Banking
5 217 (2.38%) Legal
6 208 (2.28%) Retail
7 102 (1.12%) Marketing
8 91 (1.00%) Financial Institution
9 89 (0.98%) Back Office
9 89 (0.98%) Manufacturing
10 87 (0.95%) Advertising
11 60 (0.66%) Investment Banking
12 54 (0.59%) Games
13 47 (0.52%) French Language
14 42 (0.46%) Publishing
15 38 (0.42%) German Language
15 38 (0.42%) Electronics
16 28 (0.31%) Automotive
16 28 (0.31%) Military
17 27 (0.30%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1731 (18.97%) Analyst
2 1561 (17.11%) Support Engineer
3 1038 (11.38%) Support Analyst
4 897 (9.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 763 (8.36%) Administrator
6 727 (7.97%) 3rd Line Support
7 692 (7.58%) IT Support
8 601 (6.59%) 2nd Line Support
9 491 (5.38%) Systems Administrator
10 459 (5.03%) Systems Engineer
11 456 (5.00%) Consultant
12 388 (4.25%) Technical Support
13 360 (3.95%) Server Engineer
14 338 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 327 (3.58%) Server Support
16 288 (3.16%) Developer
17 282 (3.09%) IT Support Engineer
18 267 (2.93%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 259 (2.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
20 252 (2.76%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 727 (7.97%) .NET
2 310 (3.40%) ASP.NET
3 273 (2.99%) HTML
4 265 (2.90%) XML
5 263 (2.88%) Web Services
6 170 (1.86%) CSS
7 157 (1.72%) .NET Framework
8 105 (1.15%) WCF
9 89 (0.98%) jQuery
10 83 (0.91%) Application Packaging
11 81 (0.89%) J2EE
12 73 (0.80%) LAMP
12 73 (0.80%) Ajax
13 69 (0.76%) Software Packaging
14 59 (0.65%) XSLT
15 57 (0.62%) HTML5
16 52 (0.57%) COM
17 44 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
18 42 (0.46%) WPF
19 41 (0.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 729 (7.99%) Blackberry
2 694 (7.61%) Clustering
3 289 (3.17%) Computer Science
4 272 (2.98%) Management Information System
5 263 (2.88%) Replication
6 204 (2.24%) Hedge funds
7 170 (1.86%) Thin Client
7 170 (1.86%) Fat Client
8 134 (1.47%) iPhone
9 119 (1.30%) Client/Server
10 104 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
11 96 (1.05%) iPad
12 88 (0.96%) EqualLogic
13 80 (0.88%) Mobile App
14 72 (0.79%) CLARiiON
15 71 (0.78%) Firmware
16 69 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
17 66 (0.72%) SecurID
18 61 (0.67%) PDA
19 60 (0.66%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9124 (100.00%) Windows
2 4905 (53.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 3188 (34.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 2215 (24.28%) Windows 7
5 1521 (16.67%) Linux
6 1507 (16.52%) Windows XP
7 846 (9.27%) Windows 8
8 514 (5.63%) UNIX
9 450 (4.93%) Windows Vista
10 374 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 245 (2.69%) Solaris
12 202 (2.21%) Android
13 187 (2.05%) Windows 2000 Server
14 183 (2.01%) Windows 2000
15 173 (1.90%) Mac OS X
16 170 (1.86%) CentOS
17 131 (1.44%) Ubuntu
18 111 (1.22%) Debian
19 99 (1.09%) Apple iOS
20 91 (1.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1969 (21.58%) ITIL
2 508 (5.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 466 (5.11%) Service Delivery
4 387 (4.24%) Migration
5 382 (4.19%) Change Management
6 350 (3.84%) Problem Management
7 313 (3.43%) Project Management
8 280 (3.07%) Incident Management
9 279 (3.06%) Service Management
10 275 (3.01%) Load Balancing
11 245 (2.69%) Performance Tuning
12 233 (2.55%) Change Control
13 232 (2.54%) CRM
14 198 (2.17%) Configuration Management
15 193 (2.12%) PRINCE2
16 180 (1.97%) Capacity Planning
17 178 (1.95%) E-Commerce
18 162 (1.78%) Business Intelligence
19 158 (1.73%) Root Cause Analysis
20 132 (1.45%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2374 (26.02%) SQL
2 902 (9.89%) PowerShell
3 449 (4.92%) C#
4 325 (3.56%) Java
5 265 (2.90%) JavaScript
6 259 (2.84%) Perl
7 254 (2.78%) T-SQL
8 245 (2.69%) VBScript
9 243 (2.66%) VB
10 136 (1.49%) C
11 134 (1.47%) Bash Shell
12 126 (1.38%) PHP
13 108 (1.18%) VB.NET
14 81 (0.89%) PL/SQL
15 76 (0.83%) Shell Script
16 74 (0.81%) Python
17 46 (0.50%) Ruby
17 46 (0.50%) VBA
18 41 (0.45%) C++
19 33 (0.36%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2205 (24.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1474 (16.16%) MCSE
3 983 (10.77%) Degree
4 877 (9.61%) MCITP
5 739 (8.10%) Cisco Certification
6 692 (7.58%) MCSA
7 653 (7.16%) CCNA
8 590 (6.47%) MCP
9 489 (5.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 451 (4.94%) Security Cleared
11 403 (4.42%) MCTS
12 319 (3.50%) SC Cleared
13 232 (2.54%) Citrix Certification
14 212 (2.32%) CCNP
15 186 (2.04%) CCA
16 165 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
17 121 (1.33%) DV Cleared
18 76 (0.83%) A+ Certification
19 68 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 58 (0.64%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 635 (6.96%) SLA
2 192 (2.10%) QA
3 115 (1.26%) ISO 9001
4 83 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 61 (0.67%) PCI DSS
6 26 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 25 (0.27%) TickIT
8 8 (0.088%) GMP
8 8 (0.088%) HIPAA
9 7 (0.077%) COBIT
9 7 (0.077%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 7 (0.077%) GAMP
9 7 (0.077%) GCP
10 6 (0.066%) BS7799
10 6 (0.066%) HL7
11 5 (0.055%) DICOM
12 2 (0.022%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.022%) GPG13
13 1 (0.011%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.011%) GLP
System Software
1 5024 (55.06%) Active Directory
2 2933 (32.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1393 (15.27%) Hyper-V
4 1009 (11.06%) vSphere
5 1007 (11.04%) XenApp
6 644 (7.06%) VMware ESX
7 416 (4.56%) VMware ESXi
8 375 (4.11%) XenDesktop
9 257 (2.82%) XenServer
10 249 (2.73%) Terminal Services
11 146 (1.60%) UAG
12 139 (1.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 127 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
14 112 (1.23%) Forefront TMG
15 99 (1.09%) Terminal Server
15 99 (1.09%) ISA Server
16 82 (0.90%) VMware Server
17 75 (0.82%) MetaFrame
18 74 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
19 64 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 864 (9.47%) SCCM
2 546 (5.98%) Backup Exec
3 467 (5.12%) SCOM
4 306 (3.35%) WSUS
5 261 (2.86%) NetBackup
6 246 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
7 144 (1.58%) Puppet
8 107 (1.17%) Nagios
9 98 (1.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 90 (0.99%) EMC NetWorker
11 82 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
12 68 (0.75%) Tivoli
13 64 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 61 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
15 59 (0.65%) ARCserve
15 59 (0.65%) SCVMM
16 50 (0.55%) ZABBIX
17 44 (0.48%) Data Guard
18 42 (0.46%) HP SIM
18 42 (0.46%) logstash
Vendors
1 4803 (52.64%) Microsoft
2 4509 (49.42%) VMware
3 2533 (27.76%) Citrix
4 1958 (21.46%) Cisco
5 1357 (14.87%) HP
6 717 (7.86%) Symantec
7 716 (7.85%) Oracle
8 604 (6.62%) NetApp
9 520 (5.70%) Red Hat
10 484 (5.30%) EMC
11 479 (5.25%) Dell
12 370 (4.06%) Juniper
13 309 (3.39%) CheckPoint
14 299 (3.28%) Apple
15 271 (2.97%) IBM
16 263 (2.88%) Veeam
17 226 (2.48%) McAfee
18 154 (1.69%) SolarWinds
19 144 (1.58%) CommVault
20 135 (1.48%) Lotus
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