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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 69 69 54
Rank change year-on-year
0 -15
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4072 4365 4903
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.81% 3.72% 4.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.27% 14.00% 16.56%
Number of salaries quoted 3399 3785 4222
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%

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
28528 31181 29599
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.70% 26.56% 27.20%
Number of salaries quoted 23878 26240 24980
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -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 May 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 22 May 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 +1 3851 £37,500 - 456
London +1 1530 £40,000 -5.88% 150
South East -3 882 £37,500 +4.16% 94
East of England +5 351 £35,000 - 34
South West +24 304 £32,500 -1.51% 50
City of London +6 301 £40,000 -13.97% 34
Yorkshire -13 252 £34,000 +2.25% 26
Hampshire +7 242 £38,500 +10.00% 28
North West +3 207 £32,500 +10.47% 42
Berkshire -13 199 £37,500 -11.76% 18
West Midlands -22 177 £32,500 - 38
Hertfordshire +11 175 £32,500 -1.51% 14
West Yorkshire -9 174 £34,000 -0.92% 18
Surrey -10 166 £34,500 -1.42% 17
Leeds -3 151 £35,000 +0.71% 14
East Midlands +5 127 £32,500 -14.47% 15
Reading -15 109 £35,000 -6.66% 6
West Sussex 0 93 £37,500 +25.00% 7
Manchester -15 92 £32,500 - 17
Buckinghamshire -11 88 £35,000 -13.58% 8
Wales +44 83 £32,500 -1.51% 7
Gloucestershire +12 83 £31,500 -3.07% 8
South Wales +43 76 £35,000 +6.06% 5
Cheshire +19 71 £34,000 +22.52% 16
Wiltshire +9 68 £37,000 +4.22% 12
Cambridgeshire 0 59 £32,500 -7.14% 6
Birmingham -25 59 £35,000 - 8
Crawley +12 56 £42,500 +34.92% 2
Essex -20 53 £46,250 -0.53% 8
Hemel Hempstead +10 51 £28,000 -30.00% 2

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8330 (100.00%) Windows
2 4905 (58.88%) Active Directory
3 4855 (58.28%) Microsoft
4 4627 (55.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 4467 (53.63%) VMware
6 3862 (46.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 3612 (43.36%) MS Exchange
8 2870 (34.45%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2360 (28.33%) Citrix
10 2328 (27.95%) MS Excel
11 2280 (27.37%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2224 (26.70%) SQL Server
13 2122 (25.47%) Windows 7
14 1975 (23.71%) DNS
15 1902 (22.83%) Cisco
16 1881 (22.58%) SQL
17 1829 (21.96%) ITIL
18 1826 (21.92%) Firewall
19 1763 (21.16%) Microsoft Certification
20 1645 (19.75%) SAN
21 1571 (18.86%) Hyper-V
22 1558 (18.70%) TCP/IP
23 1513 (18.16%) MS Office
24 1465 (17.59%) DHCP
25 1326 (15.92%) Exchange Server 2007
26 1237 (14.85%) Linux
27 1229 (14.75%) IIS
28 1210 (14.53%) MCSE
29 1188 (14.26%) Finance
30 1172 (14.07%) WAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3612 (43.36%) MS Exchange
2 2280 (27.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1326 (15.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1229 (14.75%) IIS
5 1045 (12.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 947 (11.37%) SharePoint
7 665 (7.98%) Exchange Server 2003
8 625 (7.50%) Lync
9 377 (4.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 192 (2.30%) Apache
11 167 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
12 148 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
13 107 (1.28%) Tomcat
14 87 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
15 83 (1.00%) Office Communications Server
16 76 (0.91%) WorkSite
17 64 (0.77%) IBM Notes
18 59 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
19 52 (0.62%) WebSphere
20 42 (0.50%) nginx
Applications
1 2328 (27.95%) MS Excel
2 1513 (18.16%) MS Office
3 65 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 37 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 32 (0.38%) MS Project
6 16 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.060%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.048%) SOLIDWORKS
10 3 (0.036%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.036%) SPSS
10 3 (0.036%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.036%) ProjectWise
11 2 (0.024%) HipChat
11 2 (0.024%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.024%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.012%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.012%) InDesign
12 1 (0.012%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.012%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 105 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 34 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 21 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 21 (0.25%) Northgate Housing
5 16 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 14 (0.17%) assyst
7 11 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 10 (0.12%) SAP Business One
8 10 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 9 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
9 9 (0.11%) Magento
10 8 (0.096%) Primavera
11 7 (0.084%) Teamcenter
12 6 (0.072%) Towers Watson Igloo
12 6 (0.072%) Maximo
13 5 (0.060%) Sage 50
14 4 (0.048%) Eikon
14 4 (0.048%) Cognos TM1
15 3 (0.036%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 671 (8.06%) Office 365
2 266 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 222 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
4 127 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
5 94 (1.13%) SaaS
6 63 (0.76%) IaaS
7 62 (0.74%) Mimecast
8 50 (0.60%) PaaS
9 37 (0.44%) Google Apps
10 25 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
11 15 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (0.11%) Amazon S3
13 8 (0.096%) Symantec.cloud
14 6 (0.072%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (0.060%) Azure Active Directory
16 4 (0.048%) Google Drive
16 4 (0.048%) Google Cloud Platform
17 3 (0.036%) Sumo Logic
17 3 (0.036%) Yammer
18 2 (0.024%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 1975 (23.71%) DNS
2 1826 (21.92%) Firewall
3 1645 (19.75%) SAN
4 1558 (18.70%) TCP/IP
5 1465 (17.59%) DHCP
6 1172 (14.07%) WAN
7 1135 (13.63%) LAN
8 779 (9.35%) VPN
9 423 (5.08%) NAS
9 423 (5.08%) Internet
10 369 (4.43%) VLAN
11 332 (3.99%) VoIP
12 331 (3.97%) Wireless
13 262 (3.15%) iSCSI
14 188 (2.26%) NetScaler
15 187 (2.24%) MPLS
16 154 (1.85%) SSL
17 150 (1.80%) Network Security
18 145 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
19 132 (1.58%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2224 (26.70%) SQL Server
2 956 (11.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 443 (5.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 401 (4.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 226 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 205 (2.46%) MySQL
7 168 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 117 (1.40%) SQL Server 2000
9 114 (1.37%) Oracle Database
10 100 (1.20%) Relational Database
11 95 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 69 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
13 68 (0.82%) MongoDB
14 55 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
15 54 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
16 39 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
17 36 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
18 33 (0.40%) RDBMS
19 27 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 27 (0.32%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 89 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 84 (1.01%) Visual Studio
3 64 (0.77%) Subversion
4 49 (0.59%) Git (software)
5 45 (0.54%) TeamCity
6 38 (0.46%) Jenkins
7 34 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 29 (0.35%) MSI
9 28 (0.34%) JIRA
10 17 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
11 15 (0.18%) InstallShield
12 14 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
13 13 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
14 12 (0.14%) Selenium
14 12 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 11 (0.13%) LoadRunner
15 11 (0.13%) NUnit
15 11 (0.13%) MSBuild
16 9 (0.11%) SpecFlow
17 8 (0.096%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 1188 (14.26%) Finance
2 296 (3.55%) Telecoms
3 229 (2.75%) Law
4 224 (2.69%) Banking
5 211 (2.53%) Retail
6 190 (2.28%) Legal
7 184 (2.21%) Advertising
8 141 (1.69%) Back Office
9 114 (1.37%) Manufacturing
10 110 (1.32%) Marketing
11 82 (0.98%) Publishing
12 79 (0.95%) Financial Institution
13 50 (0.60%) Electronics
14 38 (0.46%) Games
15 33 (0.40%) French Language
16 30 (0.36%) Billing
17 29 (0.35%) Automotive
18 27 (0.32%) Front Office
19 25 (0.30%) German Language
20 14 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1477 (17.73%) Support Engineer
2 1424 (17.09%) Analyst
3 1034 (12.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 730 (8.76%) Support Analyst
5 699 (8.39%) Administrator
6 672 (8.07%) IT Support
7 568 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support
8 565 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support
9 505 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
10 480 (5.76%) Systems Engineer
11 472 (5.67%) Consultant
12 349 (4.19%) Technical Support
13 316 (3.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 293 (3.52%) Server Engineer
15 292 (3.51%) Developer
16 263 (3.16%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 258 (3.10%) IT Support Engineer
18 254 (3.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 239 (2.87%) Technical Engineer
20 222 (2.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 533 (6.40%) .NET
2 251 (3.01%) HTML
3 248 (2.98%) ASP.NET
4 226 (2.71%) Web Services
5 199 (2.39%) XML
6 168 (2.02%) CSS
7 100 (1.20%) jQuery
8 95 (1.14%) XSLT
9 90 (1.08%) .NET Framework
10 64 (0.77%) COM
11 61 (0.73%) Software Packaging
12 59 (0.71%) Application Packaging
13 58 (0.70%) CSS3
14 54 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
15 53 (0.64%) Ajax
16 51 (0.61%) HTML5
17 39 (0.47%) SOAP
17 39 (0.47%) WCF
18 35 (0.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 34 (0.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 625 (7.50%) Clustering
2 550 (6.60%) Blackberry
3 509 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
4 253 (3.04%) Replication
5 224 (2.69%) Computer Science
6 195 (2.34%) Fat Client
6 195 (2.34%) Thin Client
7 190 (2.28%) Management Information System
8 122 (1.46%) iPhone
9 121 (1.45%) Hedge funds
10 111 (1.33%) Client/Server
11 88 (1.06%) Statistics
12 74 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
13 71 (0.85%) iPad
14 69 (0.83%) EqualLogic
15 68 (0.82%) Open Source
16 52 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
17 50 (0.60%) Private Cloud
18 46 (0.55%) PDA
19 44 (0.53%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 8330 (100.00%) Windows
2 4627 (55.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 3862 (46.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 2122 (25.47%) Windows 7
5 1237 (14.85%) Linux
6 1064 (12.77%) Windows XP
7 1044 (12.53%) Windows 8
8 400 (4.80%) Windows Vista
9 334 (4.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 330 (3.96%) UNIX
11 200 (2.40%) Windows 2000
12 185 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
13 184 (2.21%) Mac OS X
14 167 (2.00%) CentOS
15 158 (1.90%) Android
16 128 (1.54%) Solaris
17 82 (0.98%) Apple iOS
18 76 (0.91%) Ubuntu
19 67 (0.80%) Mac OS
20 66 (0.79%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1829 (21.96%) ITIL
2 525 (6.30%) Disaster Recovery
3 506 (6.07%) Service Delivery
4 443 (5.32%) Project Management
5 432 (5.19%) Migration
6 310 (3.72%) Change Management
7 300 (3.60%) Mentoring
8 276 (3.31%) Problem Management
9 255 (3.06%) Load Balancing
10 245 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
11 242 (2.91%) Incident Management
12 237 (2.85%) Agile Software Development
13 231 (2.77%) CRM
14 226 (2.71%) Service Management
15 203 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
16 194 (2.33%) Configuration Management
17 190 (2.28%) Time Management
18 177 (2.12%) Change Control
19 172 (2.06%) Data Protection
20 162 (1.94%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1881 (22.58%) SQL
2 959 (11.51%) PowerShell
3 301 (3.61%) C#
4 279 (3.35%) JavaScript
5 229 (2.75%) T-SQL
6 224 (2.69%) Perl
7 201 (2.41%) Java
8 190 (2.28%) VB
9 189 (2.27%) VBScript
10 145 (1.74%) C
11 127 (1.52%) Bash Shell
12 99 (1.19%) VB.NET
13 96 (1.15%) PHP
14 92 (1.10%) Python
15 78 (0.94%) Shell Script
16 42 (0.50%) VBA
17 37 (0.44%) Ruby
18 34 (0.41%) PL/SQL
19 32 (0.38%) VB6
20 31 (0.37%) C++
Qualifications
1 1763 (21.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 1210 (14.53%) MCSE
3 699 (8.39%) MCITP
4 690 (8.28%) Degree
5 676 (8.12%) Cisco Certification
6 585 (7.02%) CCNA
7 577 (6.93%) MCSA
8 560 (6.72%) MCP
9 520 (6.24%) Security Cleared
10 455 (5.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 355 (4.26%) SC Cleared
12 253 (3.04%) MCTS
13 242 (2.91%) Citrix Certification
14 219 (2.63%) CCA
15 199 (2.39%) DV Cleared
16 179 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
16 179 (2.15%) CCNP
17 82 (0.98%) VCP5
18 67 (0.80%) A+ Certification
19 55 (0.66%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 789 (9.47%) SLA
2 109 (1.31%) QA
3 89 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 70 (0.84%) PCI DSS
5 39 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 32 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 18 (0.22%) COBIT
8 9 (0.11%) ISO 9000
9 7 (0.084%) GPG13
10 6 (0.072%) TickIT
11 4 (0.048%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.024%) DO-178B
12 2 (0.024%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.024%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.024%) FISMA
12 2 (0.024%) BS7799
13 1 (0.012%) GMP
13 1 (0.012%) GLP
System Software
1 4905 (58.88%) Active Directory
2 2870 (34.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1571 (18.86%) Hyper-V
4 1032 (12.39%) vSphere
5 942 (11.31%) XenApp
6 644 (7.73%) VMware ESX
7 428 (5.14%) VMware ESXi
8 350 (4.20%) XenDesktop
9 275 (3.30%) XenServer
10 221 (2.65%) Terminal Services
11 212 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
12 136 (1.63%) VMware Server
13 98 (1.18%) vCloud
14 85 (1.02%) ISA Server
14 85 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 83 (1.00%) Xen
16 81 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
17 76 (0.91%) Forefront TMG
18 67 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 62 (0.74%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1108 (13.30%) SCCM
2 689 (8.27%) SCOM
3 369 (4.43%) Backup Exec
4 250 (3.00%) WSUS
5 180 (2.16%) NetBackup
6 168 (2.02%) Norton AntiVirus
7 131 (1.57%) Puppet
8 115 (1.38%) Nagios
9 94 (1.13%) SCVMM
10 72 (0.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 72 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
11 67 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 63 (0.76%) HP Data Protector
13 62 (0.74%) ARCserve
14 58 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
15 55 (0.66%) HP SIM
16 51 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 48 (0.58%) ZABBIX
17 48 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
18 47 (0.56%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 4855 (58.28%) Microsoft
2 4467 (53.63%) VMware
3 2360 (28.33%) Citrix
4 1902 (22.83%) Cisco
5 1163 (13.96%) HP
6 581 (6.97%) Dell
7 553 (6.64%) NetApp
8 539 (6.47%) Symantec
9 443 (5.32%) Oracle
10 409 (4.91%) EMC
11 387 (4.65%) Red Hat
12 346 (4.15%) Juniper
13 282 (3.39%) Apple
14 228 (2.74%) Avaya
15 218 (2.62%) IBM
15 218 (2.62%) CheckPoint
16 198 (2.38%) Veeam
17 170 (2.04%) Sophos
18 169 (2.03%) SolarWinds
19 147 (1.76%) McAfee
South West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum bonus, healthcare, training, gym mem
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
IFDS
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Fuel Recruitment
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays - Computacenter
Salary: Flexible benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd.
Salary: bonus, oncall, Pension, share option
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Limited
Posted: 15 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health plan and Life Assu
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £38k - 45k per year + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Connectus
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
ITR-UK
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Deeside, Clwyd
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Pension, Bonus etc
Posted: 2 days ago