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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 63 58 58
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4559 4466 4879
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.94% 4.16% 4.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.67% 15.23% 14.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3747 3896 4287
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 £23,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
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
31084 29322 32694
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.89% 27.31% 27.93%
Number of salaries quoted 25803 24971 27934
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -4 4277 £37,500 -2.59% 507
London -13 1595 £42,500 -1.73% 151
South East -1 1165 £37,250 -0.66% 134
City of London +10 413 £45,000 -5.26% 63
East of England +9 328 £35,000 +7.69% 42
Hampshire +6 325 £36,000 +2.85% 22
Berkshire +16 292 £37,500 -6.25% 35
Yorkshire -7 289 £32,500 +4.83% 42
North West -6 277 £31,500 -10.00% 42
Surrey -10 256 £40,000 -4.76% 19
South West +13 255 £30,000 -14.28% 44
West Midlands -9 232 £32,500 -7.14% 30
West Yorkshire -9 186 £31,750 -5.22% 28
East Midlands -4 151 £32,500 -13.33% 13
Leeds -13 144 £32,500 - 12
Hertfordshire +26 138 £34,350 +1.02% 17
Reading +18 132 £39,000 +13.04% 13
Manchester -14 130 £33,027 -6.96% 27
Scotland +9 113 £37,500 +7.14% 12
Southampton +13 111 £31,250 -3.84% 4
Buckinghamshire -16 93 £32,500 -7.14% 14
Oxfordshire +6 90 £30,500 -23.75% 23
Cheshire +14 87 £31,500 +14.54% 8
Basingstoke +29 71 £40,000 -6.43% 4
Bracknell +14 68 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Bedfordshire +9 67 £35,000 +16.66% 6
Cambridgeshire 0 65 £37,500 +15.38% 11
West Sussex +3 62 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Birmingham -36 62 £32,500 -18.75% 11
Wiltshire +17 61 £27,500 -17.91% 7

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 9006 (100.00%) Windows
2 4946 (54.92%) Active Directory
3 4705 (52.24%) Microsoft
4 4704 (52.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 4519 (50.18%) VMware
6 3673 (40.78%) MS Exchange
7 3397 (37.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 2958 (32.84%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2629 (29.19%) SQL Server
10 2587 (28.73%) MS Excel
11 2507 (27.84%) Citrix
12 2392 (26.56%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2280 (25.32%) SQL
14 2239 (24.86%) DNS
15 2197 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
16 2177 (24.17%) Windows 7
17 2075 (23.04%) Firewall
18 1953 (21.69%) ITIL
19 1934 (21.47%) Cisco
20 1808 (20.08%) SAN
21 1708 (18.97%) TCP/IP
22 1637 (18.18%) MS Office
23 1554 (17.26%) DHCP
24 1495 (16.60%) Finance
25 1486 (16.50%) Linux
26 1451 (16.11%) MCSE
27 1428 (15.86%) Exchange Server 2007
28 1420 (15.77%) Windows XP
29 1376 (15.28%) Hyper-V
30 1374 (15.26%) LAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (40.78%) MS Exchange
2 2392 (26.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1428 (15.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1354 (15.03%) IIS
5 1012 (11.24%) SharePoint
6 815 (9.05%) Exchange Server 2013
7 807 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2003
8 544 (6.04%) Lync
9 403 (4.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 284 (3.15%) Apache
11 238 (2.64%) SharePoint 2010
12 205 (2.28%) Tomcat
13 191 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
14 154 (1.71%) SharePoint Server
15 87 (0.97%) Lotus Domino
16 85 (0.94%) CMS
17 81 (0.90%) Office Communications Server
18 70 (0.78%) IBM Notes
19 68 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
20 50 (0.56%) nginx
Applications
1 2587 (28.73%) MS Excel
2 1637 (18.18%) MS Office
3 117 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 63 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 51 (0.57%) MS Project
6 22 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 14 (0.16%) InfoPath
8 10 (0.11%) FastStats
8 10 (0.11%) SPSS
9 7 (0.078%) Acrobat
10 6 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.044%) 3ds Max
11 4 (0.044%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.033%) Maya
12 3 (0.033%) Final Cut Pro
13 2 (0.022%) PowerPivot
13 2 (0.022%) InDesign
14 1 (0.011%) Adobe Illustrator
14 1 (0.011%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 98 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 22 (0.24%) assyst
4 20 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 17 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 15 (0.17%) SAP Business One
7 14 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
8 13 (0.14%) Sage 1000
9 12 (0.13%) Maximo
10 11 (0.12%) Movex
11 10 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 8 (0.089%) Sage 200
12 8 (0.089%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 7 (0.078%) Agresso
13 7 (0.078%) Magento
13 7 (0.078%) SunGard APT
13 7 (0.078%) Dynamics NAV
13 7 (0.078%) FastVal
14 6 (0.067%) Line 500
14 6 (0.067%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 433 (4.81%) Office 365
2 270 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 119 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
4 118 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
5 113 (1.25%) IaaS
6 111 (1.23%) SaaS
7 64 (0.71%) PaaS
8 26 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (0.20%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.100%) Google Apps
11 8 (0.089%) GitHub
12 7 (0.078%) Basecamp
13 6 (0.067%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.044%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.044%) CloudFront
15 2 (0.022%) Rackspace Cloud
16 1 (0.011%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2239 (24.86%) DNS
2 2075 (23.04%) Firewall
3 1808 (20.08%) SAN
4 1708 (18.97%) TCP/IP
5 1554 (17.26%) DHCP
6 1374 (15.26%) LAN
7 1297 (14.40%) WAN
8 983 (10.91%) VPN
9 569 (6.32%) Internet
10 447 (4.96%) Wireless
11 414 (4.60%) VoIP
12 410 (4.55%) NAS
13 325 (3.61%) VLAN
14 258 (2.86%) SSL
15 251 (2.79%) Cisco ASA
16 237 (2.63%) iSCSI
16 237 (2.63%) Network Security
17 226 (2.51%) MPLS
18 194 (2.15%) SMTP
19 186 (2.07%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2629 (29.19%) SQL Server
2 963 (10.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 542 (6.02%) SQL Server 2005
4 386 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 289 (3.21%) MySQL
6 283 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 210 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 209 (2.32%) Oracle Database
9 160 (1.78%) Relational Database
10 117 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
11 114 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
12 92 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
13 87 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 76 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
15 61 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
16 60 (0.67%) RDBMS
17 54 (0.60%) DB2
18 52 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
18 52 (0.58%) MongoDB
19 35 (0.39%) DTS
Development Applications
1 111 (1.23%) Visual Studio
2 109 (1.21%) Subversion
3 91 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 77 (0.85%) Git (software)
5 66 (0.73%) TeamCity
6 55 (0.61%) MSI
7 54 (0.60%) Jenkins
8 37 (0.41%) JIRA
9 25 (0.28%) Eclipse
10 20 (0.22%) LoadRunner
10 20 (0.22%) AdminStudio
11 17 (0.19%) Metasploit
11 17 (0.19%) MSBuild
12 14 (0.16%) Xcode
12 14 (0.16%) QuickTest Pro
12 14 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 12 (0.13%) Introscope
13 12 (0.13%) SilkPerformer
14 10 (0.11%) Toad
14 10 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1495 (16.60%) Finance
2 334 (3.71%) Telecoms
3 304 (3.38%) Law
4 275 (3.05%) Banking
5 217 (2.41%) Retail
6 216 (2.40%) Legal
7 97 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 97 (1.08%) Advertising
8 93 (1.03%) Marketing
9 89 (0.99%) Financial Institution
10 78 (0.87%) Back Office
11 63 (0.70%) Investment Banking
12 54 (0.60%) Publishing
13 44 (0.49%) French Language
14 38 (0.42%) Games
15 33 (0.37%) Electronics
16 32 (0.36%) German Language
17 31 (0.34%) Music Industry
18 23 (0.26%) Military
19 22 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1734 (19.25%) Analyst
2 1577 (17.51%) Support Engineer
3 1057 (11.74%) Support Analyst
4 915 (10.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 734 (8.15%) 3rd Line Support
6 713 (7.92%) Administrator
7 685 (7.61%) IT Support
8 605 (6.72%) 2nd Line Support
9 449 (4.99%) Systems Engineer
10 448 (4.97%) Systems Administrator
11 417 (4.63%) Consultant
12 394 (4.37%) Technical Support
13 383 (4.25%) Server Engineer
14 348 (3.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 325 (3.61%) Server Support
16 295 (3.28%) Developer
17 288 (3.20%) IT Support Engineer
18 279 (3.10%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 259 (2.88%) Applications Support
20 257 (2.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 669 (7.43%) .NET
2 304 (3.38%) ASP.NET
3 277 (3.08%) HTML
4 264 (2.93%) XML
5 249 (2.76%) Web Services
6 172 (1.91%) CSS
7 133 (1.48%) .NET Framework
8 104 (1.15%) WCF
9 92 (1.02%) jQuery
10 90 (1.00%) Application Packaging
11 75 (0.83%) Ajax
12 65 (0.72%) J2EE
12 65 (0.72%) Software Packaging
13 64 (0.71%) LAMP
14 56 (0.62%) XSLT
15 47 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
16 46 (0.51%) COM
17 44 (0.49%) HTML5
18 41 (0.46%) SOAP
18 41 (0.46%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 696 (7.73%) Blackberry
2 673 (7.47%) Clustering
3 293 (3.25%) Management Information System
4 271 (3.01%) Computer Science
5 247 (2.74%) Replication
6 207 (2.30%) Hedge funds
7 170 (1.89%) Thin Client
7 170 (1.89%) Fat Client
8 158 (1.75%) iPhone
9 115 (1.28%) Client/Server
10 98 (1.09%) iPad
11 89 (0.99%) EqualLogic
12 82 (0.91%) Mobile App
13 81 (0.90%) CLARiiON
14 70 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
15 69 (0.77%) Firmware
16 67 (0.74%) SecurID
17 64 (0.71%) PDA
18 63 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
19 59 (0.66%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9006 (100.00%) Windows
2 4704 (52.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 3397 (37.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 2177 (24.17%) Windows 7
5 1486 (16.50%) Linux
6 1420 (15.77%) Windows XP
7 833 (9.25%) Windows 8
8 510 (5.66%) UNIX
9 436 (4.84%) Windows Vista
10 392 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 253 (2.81%) Solaris
12 209 (2.32%) Android
13 202 (2.24%) Windows 2000 Server
14 183 (2.03%) Windows 2000
15 165 (1.83%) CentOS
16 142 (1.58%) Mac OS X
17 137 (1.52%) Ubuntu
18 123 (1.37%) Debian
19 102 (1.13%) Apple iOS
20 101 (1.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1953 (21.69%) ITIL
2 512 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 429 (4.76%) Service Delivery
4 383 (4.25%) Change Management
5 366 (4.06%) Migration
6 343 (3.81%) Project Management
7 316 (3.51%) Problem Management
8 304 (3.38%) Mentoring
9 263 (2.92%) Incident Management
10 256 (2.84%) Service Management
11 247 (2.74%) Load Balancing
12 244 (2.71%) Change Control
13 229 (2.54%) Performance Tuning
14 215 (2.39%) CRM
15 197 (2.19%) PRINCE2
16 192 (2.13%) Kalman Filter
17 185 (2.05%) Configuration Management
18 172 (1.91%) Capacity Planning
19 162 (1.80%) Business Intelligence
20 159 (1.77%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2280 (25.32%) SQL
2 850 (9.44%) PowerShell
3 422 (4.69%) C#
4 270 (3.00%) Java
5 259 (2.88%) JavaScript
6 250 (2.78%) VB
7 244 (2.71%) VBScript
7 244 (2.71%) Perl
8 226 (2.51%) T-SQL
9 136 (1.51%) C
10 130 (1.44%) Bash Shell
11 119 (1.32%) PHP
12 102 (1.13%) VB.NET
13 94 (1.04%) PL/SQL
14 78 (0.87%) Shell Script
15 76 (0.84%) Python
16 52 (0.58%) Ruby
17 48 (0.53%) C++
18 29 (0.32%) XPath
19 28 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2197 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 1451 (16.11%) MCSE
3 963 (10.69%) Degree
4 876 (9.73%) MCITP
5 791 (8.78%) Cisco Certification
6 700 (7.77%) MCSA
7 679 (7.54%) CCNA
8 586 (6.51%) MCP
9 519 (5.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 450 (5.00%) Security Cleared
11 421 (4.67%) MCTS
12 324 (3.60%) SC Cleared
13 240 (2.66%) Citrix Certification
14 238 (2.64%) CCNP
15 194 (2.15%) CCA
16 181 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
17 139 (1.54%) DV Cleared
18 74 (0.82%) A+ Certification
19 63 (0.70%) VCAP
20 62 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 623 (6.92%) SLA
2 159 (1.77%) QA
3 104 (1.15%) ISO 9001
4 89 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 65 (0.72%) PCI DSS
6 27 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 25 (0.28%) TickIT
8 8 (0.089%) COBIT
9 7 (0.078%) HIPAA
10 6 (0.067%) HL7
10 6 (0.067%) BS7799
11 5 (0.056%) GMP
12 4 (0.044%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 4 (0.044%) GAMP
12 4 (0.044%) GCP
12 4 (0.044%) DICOM
12 4 (0.044%) JSP 440
13 3 (0.033%) ISO 9000
14 1 (0.011%) GLP
14 1 (0.011%) GPG13
System Software
1 4946 (54.92%) Active Directory
2 2958 (32.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1376 (15.28%) Hyper-V
4 982 (10.90%) vSphere
5 949 (10.54%) XenApp
6 657 (7.30%) VMware ESX
7 405 (4.50%) VMware ESXi
8 349 (3.88%) XenDesktop
9 230 (2.55%) Terminal Services
10 227 (2.52%) XenServer
11 145 (1.61%) UAG
12 141 (1.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 109 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
14 108 (1.20%) Forefront TMG
15 89 (0.99%) ISA Server
15 89 (0.99%) Terminal Server
16 82 (0.91%) VMware Server
17 80 (0.89%) MetaFrame
17 80 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
18 75 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 898 (9.97%) SCCM
2 505 (5.61%) Backup Exec
3 459 (5.10%) SCOM
4 301 (3.34%) WSUS
5 246 (2.73%) NetBackup
6 228 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
7 134 (1.49%) Puppet
8 102 (1.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 101 (1.12%) EMC NetWorker
10 100 (1.11%) Nagios
11 66 (0.73%) HP SIM
12 65 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
13 62 (0.69%) SCVMM
14 61 (0.68%) Tivoli
15 60 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
16 56 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 55 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 52 (0.58%) Data Guard
19 50 (0.56%) ZABBIX
20 46 (0.51%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 4705 (52.24%) Microsoft
2 4519 (50.18%) VMware
3 2507 (27.84%) Citrix
4 1934 (21.47%) Cisco
5 1289 (14.31%) HP
6 735 (8.16%) Oracle
7 635 (7.05%) Symantec
8 628 (6.97%) NetApp
9 547 (6.07%) Red Hat
10 491 (5.45%) EMC
11 478 (5.31%) Dell
12 384 (4.26%) Juniper
13 311 (3.45%) CheckPoint
14 310 (3.44%) Apple
15 280 (3.11%) IBM
16 271 (3.01%) Veeam
17 184 (2.04%) McAfee
18 171 (1.90%) SolarWinds
19 148 (1.64%) CommVault
20 126 (1.40%) Avaya
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