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

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 71 66 53
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -13
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4061 4516 4839
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.71% 3.84% 4.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.05% 14.44% 16.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3441 3846 4180
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
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
28900 31279 30142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.41% 26.59% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 24209 26261 25611
Average salary £41,750 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
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 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -4 3797 £37,500 - 468
London -1 1476 £42,500 - 176
South East -8 959 £37,500 +4.16% 103
East of England +1 319 £35,500 +1.42% 35
South West +4 289 £33,500 +3.07% 31
Hampshire +1 258 £37,500 +4.16% 21
City of London -30 244 £45,000 -5.26% 49
Yorkshire -14 235 £34,500 +7.81% 33
West Midlands -10 205 £32,500 - 40
North West +5 204 £30,500 +3.38% 36
Surrey -20 199 £35,000 -4.10% 29
Berkshire -26 183 £37,500 -6.25% 22
West Yorkshire -5 163 £34,250 +5.38% 23
Hertfordshire +7 162 £32,500 -2.98% 14
Leeds -1 136 £34,000 -1.09% 20
East Midlands -4 109 £32,000 -8.57% 12
West Sussex +8 104 £42,500 +50.44% 7
Buckinghamshire -11 99 £30,000 -20.00% 7
Manchester 0 93 £31,000 -4.61% 22
Reading -22 93 £30,000 -15.49% 14
Wiltshire +3 80 £37,500 +9.48% 5
Wales +13 74 £36,500 +10.60% 8
Gloucestershire -1 72 £33,000 +3.12% 8
Crawley +18 70 £43,000 +43.33% 2
South Wales +20 68 £37,000 +12.97% 8
Birmingham -13 68 £35,000 +7.69% 9
Cheshire +7 64 £26,500 -1.85% 9
Southampton -7 62 £37,500 +19.33% 3
Milton Keynes -1 55 £27,500 -25.67% 3
Coventry -6 51 £33,500 +3.40% 10

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 8479 (100.00%) Windows
2 5004 (59.02%) Active Directory
3 4937 (58.23%) Microsoft
4 4891 (57.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 4614 (54.42%) VMware
6 3791 (44.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 3632 (42.84%) MS Exchange
8 2910 (34.32%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2373 (27.99%) Citrix
10 2365 (27.89%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2300 (27.13%) MS Excel
12 2229 (26.29%) SQL Server
13 2135 (25.18%) Windows 7
14 2066 (24.37%) DNS
15 1910 (22.53%) Cisco
16 1907 (22.49%) ITIL
17 1895 (22.35%) SQL
18 1821 (21.48%) Firewall
19 1771 (20.89%) Microsoft Certification
20 1680 (19.81%) SAN
21 1628 (19.20%) TCP/IP
22 1586 (18.71%) DHCP
23 1556 (18.35%) Hyper-V
24 1495 (17.63%) MS Office
25 1292 (15.24%) Linux
26 1287 (15.18%) Exchange Server 2007
27 1260 (14.86%) IIS
28 1237 (14.59%) Finance
29 1218 (14.36%) WAN
30 1181 (13.93%) LAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 3632 (42.84%) MS Exchange
2 2365 (27.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1287 (15.18%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1260 (14.86%) IIS
5 1122 (13.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 962 (11.35%) SharePoint
7 621 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2003
8 595 (7.02%) Lync
9 378 (4.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 181 (2.13%) Apache
11 180 (2.12%) SharePoint 2010
12 156 (1.84%) SharePoint 2013
13 98 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
14 92 (1.09%) Tomcat
15 69 (0.81%) WorkSite
16 65 (0.77%) Office Communications Server
17 60 (0.71%) IBM Notes
18 55 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
19 53 (0.63%) WebSphere
19 53 (0.63%) nginx
Applications
1 2300 (27.13%) MS Excel
2 1495 (17.63%) MS Office
3 70 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 45 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 33 (0.39%) MS Project
6 10 (0.12%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.059%) InDesign
7 5 (0.059%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.047%) SOLIDWORKS
9 3 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.035%) ProjectWise
9 3 (0.035%) SPSS
10 2 (0.024%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.024%) S-PLUS
10 2 (0.024%) HipChat
11 1 (0.012%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.012%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.012%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 108 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 35 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
4 32 (0.38%) Northgate Housing
5 26 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
6 17 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 16 (0.19%) Magento
8 14 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 13 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
10 12 (0.14%) assyst
11 11 (0.13%) SAP Business One
12 7 (0.083%) Primavera
13 6 (0.071%) Agresso
13 6 (0.071%) Maximo
13 6 (0.071%) Teamcenter
13 6 (0.071%) Dynamics GP
14 5 (0.059%) Infor CRM
14 5 (0.059%) Sage 200
14 5 (0.059%) Sage 50
15 4 (0.047%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 738 (8.70%) Office 365
2 277 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 246 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
4 135 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
5 88 (1.04%) SaaS
6 78 (0.92%) IaaS
7 67 (0.79%) Mimecast
8 59 (0.70%) PaaS
9 36 (0.42%) Google Apps
10 29 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
11 17 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 12 (0.14%) Amazon S3
13 9 (0.11%) Symantec.cloud
14 6 (0.071%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.047%) Azure Active Directory
15 4 (0.047%) Google Drive
15 4 (0.047%) Amazon EMR
15 4 (0.047%) Google Cloud Platform
16 3 (0.035%) Yammer
17 2 (0.024%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 2066 (24.37%) DNS
2 1821 (21.48%) Firewall
3 1680 (19.81%) SAN
4 1628 (19.20%) TCP/IP
5 1586 (18.71%) DHCP
6 1218 (14.36%) WAN
7 1181 (13.93%) LAN
8 758 (8.94%) VPN
9 448 (5.28%) NAS
10 428 (5.05%) Internet
11 414 (4.88%) VLAN
12 373 (4.40%) VoIP
13 340 (4.01%) Wireless
14 264 (3.11%) iSCSI
15 202 (2.38%) NetScaler
16 184 (2.17%) MPLS
17 169 (1.99%) Cisco ASA
18 153 (1.80%) Network Security
19 151 (1.78%) SSL
20 137 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2229 (26.29%) SQL Server
2 941 (11.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 433 (5.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 373 (4.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 210 (2.48%) MySQL
6 197 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 145 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 128 (1.51%) Oracle Database
9 111 (1.31%) Relational Database
10 110 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
11 85 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 59 (0.70%) MongoDB
13 56 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
14 53 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
15 52 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
16 36 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
16 36 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
17 29 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
18 26 (0.31%) RDBMS
19 25 (0.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 103 (1.21%) Visual Studio
1 103 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 83 (0.98%) Subversion
3 67 (0.79%) Git (software)
4 60 (0.71%) JIRA
5 50 (0.59%) TeamCity
6 49 (0.58%) Jenkins
7 40 (0.47%) MSI
8 32 (0.38%) Selenium
9 30 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 26 (0.31%) InstallShield
11 23 (0.27%) NUnit
12 19 (0.22%) SpecFlow
13 17 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
14 15 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
15 12 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 12 (0.14%) Rational DOORS
16 11 (0.13%) Hudson
16 11 (0.13%) MSBuild
17 8 (0.094%) SoapUI
General
1 1237 (14.59%) Finance
2 278 (3.28%) Telecoms
3 238 (2.81%) Banking
4 226 (2.67%) Legal
5 218 (2.57%) Retail
6 217 (2.56%) Law
7 169 (1.99%) Advertising
8 137 (1.62%) Back Office
9 129 (1.52%) Manufacturing
10 95 (1.12%) Marketing
11 75 (0.88%) Publishing
12 71 (0.84%) Financial Institution
13 39 (0.46%) Electronics
13 39 (0.46%) Games
14 35 (0.41%) Automotive
15 32 (0.38%) Billing
16 31 (0.37%) French Language
17 26 (0.31%) German Language
18 22 (0.26%) Front Office
19 17 (0.20%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1517 (17.89%) Analyst
2 1511 (17.82%) Support Engineer
3 1057 (12.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 796 (9.39%) Support Analyst
5 763 (9.00%) Administrator
6 684 (8.07%) IT Support
7 611 (7.21%) 2nd Line Support
8 558 (6.58%) 3rd Line Support
8 558 (6.58%) Systems Administrator
9 522 (6.16%) Systems Engineer
10 390 (4.60%) Consultant
11 365 (4.30%) Technical Support
12 301 (3.55%) Developer
12 301 (3.55%) IT Support Engineer
12 301 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 288 (3.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 284 (3.35%) Server Engineer
15 277 (3.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 229 (2.70%) Technical Engineer
17 226 (2.67%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 546 (6.44%) .NET
2 267 (3.15%) HTML
3 254 (3.00%) ASP.NET
4 223 (2.63%) Web Services
5 199 (2.35%) XML
6 176 (2.08%) CSS
7 107 (1.26%) jQuery
8 101 (1.19%) XSLT
9 92 (1.09%) .NET Framework
10 61 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC
11 60 (0.71%) Application Packaging
11 60 (0.71%) Software Packaging
12 52 (0.61%) COM
12 52 (0.61%) CSS3
13 50 (0.59%) HTML5
14 45 (0.53%) Ajax
15 42 (0.50%) SOAP
16 40 (0.47%) WCF
17 38 (0.45%) Middleware
17 38 (0.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 771 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 601 (7.09%) Clustering
3 566 (6.68%) Blackberry
4 439 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
5 242 (2.85%) Replication
6 206 (2.43%) Computer Science
7 193 (2.28%) Management Information System
8 183 (2.16%) Thin Client
8 183 (2.16%) Fat Client
9 145 (1.71%) Hedge funds
10 123 (1.45%) iPhone
11 103 (1.21%) Client/Server
12 98 (1.16%) Statistics
13 90 (1.06%) EMC VNX
14 85 (1.00%) EqualLogic
15 84 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
16 72 (0.85%) iPad
17 64 (0.75%) HP StoreVirtual
18 56 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
19 49 (0.58%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8479 (100.00%) Windows
2 4891 (57.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 3791 (44.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 2135 (25.18%) Windows 7
5 1292 (15.24%) Linux
6 1106 (13.04%) Windows 8
7 1060 (12.50%) Windows XP
8 386 (4.55%) Windows Vista
9 375 (4.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 346 (4.08%) UNIX
11 211 (2.49%) Mac OS X
12 200 (2.36%) Windows 2000
13 186 (2.19%) Windows 2000 Server
14 167 (1.97%) Android
15 141 (1.66%) CentOS
16 131 (1.54%) Solaris
17 90 (1.06%) Debian
18 84 (0.99%) Ubuntu
19 83 (0.98%) Mac OS
20 76 (0.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1907 (22.49%) ITIL
2 524 (6.18%) Service Delivery
3 512 (6.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 485 (5.72%) Project Management
5 436 (5.14%) Migration
6 313 (3.69%) Change Management
7 310 (3.66%) Mentoring
8 290 (3.42%) Problem Management
9 260 (3.07%) Agile Software Development
10 247 (2.91%) Incident Management
11 241 (2.84%) Load Balancing
12 240 (2.83%) Service Management
13 235 (2.77%) CRM
14 226 (2.67%) Root Cause Analysis
15 223 (2.63%) Server Building
16 218 (2.57%) Performance Tuning
17 214 (2.52%) Configuration Management
18 188 (2.22%) Change Control
19 186 (2.19%) Time Management
20 165 (1.95%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1895 (22.35%) SQL
2 1059 (12.49%) PowerShell
3 319 (3.76%) C#
4 310 (3.66%) JavaScript
5 235 (2.77%) Perl
6 220 (2.59%) T-SQL
7 207 (2.44%) Java
8 202 (2.38%) VBScript
9 195 (2.30%) VB
10 151 (1.78%) C
11 147 (1.73%) Bash Shell
12 110 (1.30%) PHP
13 108 (1.27%) Python
14 93 (1.10%) VB.NET
15 66 (0.78%) Shell Script
16 50 (0.59%) VBA
17 37 (0.44%) PL/SQL
17 37 (0.44%) C++
18 35 (0.41%) VB6
19 31 (0.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1771 (20.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 1166 (13.75%) MCSE
3 738 (8.70%) MCITP
4 695 (8.20%) Cisco Certification
5 674 (7.95%) Degree
6 628 (7.41%) CCNA
7 605 (7.14%) MCSA
8 580 (6.84%) MCP
9 489 (5.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 472 (5.57%) Security Cleared
11 307 (3.62%) SC Cleared
12 250 (2.95%) MCTS
13 233 (2.75%) Citrix Certification
14 204 (2.41%) CCA
15 188 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
16 179 (2.11%) CCNP
16 179 (2.11%) DV Cleared
17 82 (0.97%) A+ Certification
18 69 (0.81%) VCP5
19 58 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 858 (10.12%) SLA
2 164 (1.93%) QA
3 80 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 74 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 28 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 26 (0.31%) ISO 9001
7 19 (0.22%) COBIT
8 12 (0.14%) ISO 9000
9 8 (0.094%) GPG13
10 6 (0.071%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.035%) TickIT
11 3 (0.035%) BS7799
12 2 (0.024%) FISMA
12 2 (0.024%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.024%) DO-178B
12 2 (0.024%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.012%) GMP
13 1 (0.012%) GLP
System Software
1 5004 (59.02%) Active Directory
2 2910 (34.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1556 (18.35%) Hyper-V
4 1021 (12.04%) vSphere
5 944 (11.13%) XenApp
6 636 (7.50%) VMware ESX
7 449 (5.30%) VMware ESXi
8 313 (3.69%) XenDesktop
9 279 (3.29%) XenServer
10 254 (3.00%) Terminal Services
11 217 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
12 130 (1.53%) VMware Server
13 95 (1.12%) vCloud
14 86 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
15 85 (1.00%) UAG
16 79 (0.93%) ISA Server
17 74 (0.87%) Forefront TMG
18 71 (0.84%) Terminal Server
19 70 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
20 66 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1114 (13.14%) SCCM
2 651 (7.68%) SCOM
3 375 (4.42%) Backup Exec
4 256 (3.02%) WSUS
5 174 (2.05%) NetBackup
6 158 (1.86%) Norton AntiVirus
7 153 (1.80%) Puppet
8 110 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
9 106 (1.25%) Nagios
10 70 (0.83%) SCVMM
11 66 (0.78%) HP Data Protector
12 64 (0.75%) HP SIM
13 60 (0.71%) ARCserve
14 59 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 57 (0.67%) AirWatch
16 56 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 49 (0.58%) ZABBIX
18 45 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
19 42 (0.50%) SCSM
20 39 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4937 (58.23%) Microsoft
2 4614 (54.42%) VMware
3 2373 (27.99%) Citrix
4 1910 (22.53%) Cisco
5 1181 (13.93%) HP
6 575 (6.78%) Dell
7 573 (6.76%) NetApp
8 537 (6.33%) Symantec
9 472 (5.57%) Oracle
10 407 (4.80%) EMC
11 398 (4.69%) Red Hat
12 341 (4.02%) Juniper
13 273 (3.22%) Apple
14 242 (2.85%) IBM
15 226 (2.67%) CheckPoint
16 223 (2.63%) Avaya
17 210 (2.48%) Veeam
18 174 (2.05%) SolarWinds
19 171 (2.02%) Sophos
20 142 (1.67%) AppSense
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £24000 - £28600 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Kent
JNC Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefits Package (inc. Bonus, Pens
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum + Company Bonus Scheme
Posted: 5 hours ago
South Wales
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £250.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, private healthcare
Posted: 6 hours ago