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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 60 56 61
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4404 4361 4500
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.16% 4.25% 4.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.17% 15.47% 14.88%
Number of salaries quoted 3715 3722 3938
Average salary £37,500 £37,400 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.26% -0.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,460 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,250 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -3.52%

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
29033 28189 30240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.42% 27.48% 27.64%
Number of salaries quoted 24362 23214 25899
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -2 4177 £37,500 - 553
London -1 1782 £42,000 +2.43% 201
South East -2 1023 £37,500 +1.35% 127
City of London -10 381 £42,500 -6.59% 61
Yorkshire -6 283 £33,875 +7.53% 41
Hampshire +13 262 £38,500 +10.00% 42
North West +8 258 £34,750 +15.83% 44
South West +21 246 £35,000 +7.69% 45
Berkshire -9 242 £36,500 -2.66% 29
West Midlands +39 230 £31,500 - 30
East of England -10 229 £36,000 +10.76% 39
West Yorkshire -3 202 £35,000 +17.15% 25
Surrey -16 188 £37,500 +0.67% 16
Reading -13 122 £35,000 -9.67% 16
Leeds -18 122 £37,500 +25.00% 18
Manchester -15 116 £33,500 +21.81% 22
East Midlands -25 105 £37,500 +7.14% 19
Scotland -20 99 £38,000 +16.92% 18
Cheshire +32 98 £36,500 +4.28% 11
Buckinghamshire -11 98 £37,500 +17.18% 10
West Sussex +24 94 £37,500 - 14
Birmingham +21 87 £31,500 -10.00% 7
Hertfordshire -16 86 £38,000 +18.75% 14
Wiltshire +38 77 £38,000 -3.79% 6
Wales +19 67 £37,500 - 12
Milton Keynes +15 67 £37,500 -5.06% 5
South Wales +21 66 £37,500 - 12
Essex -2 55 £30,000 -3.22% 14
Crawley +16 54 £46,000 - 1
Southampton -6 53 £32,500 -7.14% 8

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 8849 (100.00%) Windows
2 5150 (58.20%) Active Directory
3 4985 (56.33%) Microsoft
4 4544 (51.35%) VMware
5 4348 (49.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 4252 (48.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 3756 (42.45%) MS Exchange
8 2926 (33.07%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2585 (29.21%) Citrix
10 2457 (27.77%) MS Excel
11 2369 (26.77%) SQL Server
12 2331 (26.34%) DNS
13 2323 (26.25%) Exchange Server 2010
14 2318 (26.20%) Windows 7
15 2015 (22.77%) SQL
16 1931 (21.82%) Cisco
17 1922 (21.72%) Firewall
18 1831 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
19 1774 (20.05%) ITIL
20 1769 (19.99%) SAN
21 1668 (18.85%) TCP/IP
22 1642 (18.56%) MS Office
23 1627 (18.39%) DHCP
24 1418 (16.02%) Finance
25 1417 (16.01%) Hyper-V
26 1411 (15.95%) Exchange Server 2007
27 1328 (15.01%) Windows XP
28 1294 (14.62%) Linux
29 1288 (14.56%) MCSE
30 1284 (14.51%) WAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3756 (42.45%) MS Exchange
2 2323 (26.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1411 (15.95%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1205 (13.62%) IIS
5 991 (11.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 936 (10.58%) SharePoint
7 740 (8.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 618 (6.98%) Lync
9 346 (3.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 266 (3.01%) Apache
11 171 (1.93%) SharePoint 2010
12 139 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
13 131 (1.48%) Tomcat
14 93 (1.05%) Office Communications Server
15 86 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
16 65 (0.73%) IBM Notes
17 60 (0.68%) Lotus Domino
18 55 (0.62%) WebSphere
19 53 (0.60%) CMS
20 49 (0.55%) WorkSite
Applications
1 2457 (27.77%) MS Excel
2 1642 (18.56%) MS Office
3 76 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 59 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 38 (0.43%) MS Project
6 21 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.12%) Acrobat
9 10 (0.11%) SPSS
10 7 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.068%) AutoCAD
12 5 (0.057%) Fireworks
13 4 (0.045%) InfoPath
14 2 (0.023%) S-PLUS
14 2 (0.023%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 1 (0.011%) Revit
15 1 (0.011%) Final Cut Pro
15 1 (0.011%) FastStats
15 1 (0.011%) Maya
15 1 (0.011%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 114 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
2 34 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 16 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 16 (0.18%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 14 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 11 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
6 8 (0.090%) SalesLogix
7 7 (0.079%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 7 (0.079%) Maximo
8 5 (0.057%) SAP Business One
9 4 (0.045%) GoldMine
9 4 (0.045%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.034%) Line 500
10 3 (0.034%) assyst
10 3 (0.034%) Cognos Controller
11 2 (0.023%) BPCS
11 2 (0.023%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.023%) Sentinel
11 2 (0.023%) Epicor Vantage
Cloud Services
1 548 (6.19%) Office 365
2 240 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 75 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
4 71 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
5 70 (0.79%) IaaS
6 66 (0.75%) SaaS
7 35 (0.40%) PaaS
8 25 (0.28%) Google Apps
9 6 (0.068%) Yammer
10 4 (0.045%) GitHub
11 3 (0.034%) Sumo Logic
11 3 (0.034%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.023%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.023%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 2331 (26.34%) DNS
2 1922 (21.72%) Firewall
3 1769 (19.99%) SAN
4 1668 (18.85%) TCP/IP
5 1627 (18.39%) DHCP
6 1284 (14.51%) WAN
7 1267 (14.32%) LAN
8 960 (10.85%) VPN
9 554 (6.26%) Internet
10 388 (4.38%) Wireless
11 385 (4.35%) NAS
12 371 (4.19%) VoIP
13 330 (3.73%) VLAN
14 270 (3.05%) iSCSI
15 206 (2.33%) SSL
16 202 (2.28%) Cisco ASA
17 183 (2.07%) NetScaler
18 178 (2.01%) MPLS
19 166 (1.88%) Network Security
20 157 (1.77%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2369 (26.77%) SQL Server
2 1023 (11.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 606 (6.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 431 (4.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 246 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 237 (2.68%) MySQL
7 189 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 150 (1.70%) SQL Server 2000
9 110 (1.24%) Oracle Database
10 101 (1.14%) Relational Database
11 89 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 71 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
13 67 (0.76%) MongoDB
14 48 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
15 44 (0.50%) RDBMS
16 42 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
17 41 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
18 40 (0.45%) MS Access
19 38 (0.43%) DB2
20 34 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 103 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 73 (0.82%) Visual Studio
3 63 (0.71%) TeamCity
4 61 (0.69%) Subversion
5 48 (0.54%) LoadRunner
6 37 (0.42%) Git (software)
7 32 (0.36%) Jenkins
8 26 (0.29%) MSI
9 22 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 21 (0.24%) JIRA
10 21 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
11 20 (0.23%) Selenium
12 16 (0.18%) SilkPerformer
13 15 (0.17%) SpecFlow
13 15 (0.17%) WebDriver
14 14 (0.16%) AdminStudio
15 12 (0.14%) Rational DOORS
16 11 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 9 (0.10%) WinRunner
18 8 (0.090%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 1418 (16.02%) Finance
2 334 (3.77%) Telecoms
3 275 (3.11%) Law
4 236 (2.67%) Banking
5 189 (2.14%) Retail
6 173 (1.96%) Advertising
7 160 (1.81%) Legal
8 134 (1.51%) Marketing
9 108 (1.22%) Financial Institution
10 96 (1.08%) Back Office
11 90 (1.02%) Manufacturing
12 74 (0.84%) Publishing
13 50 (0.57%) Electronics
14 36 (0.41%) Investment Banking
15 30 (0.34%) French Language
15 30 (0.34%) German Language
16 29 (0.33%) Front Office
17 20 (0.23%) Games
17 20 (0.23%) Aerospace
18 17 (0.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1623 (18.34%) Analyst
2 1566 (17.70%) Support Engineer
3 1002 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 915 (10.34%) Support Analyst
5 710 (8.02%) IT Support
6 645 (7.29%) 3rd Line Support
7 641 (7.24%) Administrator
8 535 (6.05%) Consultant
9 533 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support
10 458 (5.18%) Systems Engineer
11 433 (4.89%) Technical Support
12 412 (4.66%) Systems Administrator
13 352 (3.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 350 (3.96%) Server Engineer
15 321 (3.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 271 (3.06%) Developer
17 252 (2.85%) Network Engineer
18 244 (2.76%) IT Support Engineer
19 242 (2.73%) Applications Support
20 241 (2.72%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 560 (6.33%) .NET
2 231 (2.61%) HTML
3 216 (2.44%) ASP.NET
4 209 (2.36%) XML
5 172 (1.94%) Web Services
6 143 (1.62%) CSS
7 103 (1.16%) .NET Framework
8 82 (0.93%) Application Packaging
9 77 (0.87%) jQuery
10 62 (0.70%) Software Packaging
11 57 (0.64%) WCF
12 51 (0.58%) XSLT
13 48 (0.54%) Ajax
14 46 (0.52%) SOAP
15 45 (0.51%) COM
16 33 (0.37%) XSL
17 31 (0.35%) Middleware
18 29 (0.33%) RabbitMQ
19 28 (0.32%) CSS3
20 27 (0.31%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 695 (7.85%) Clustering
2 620 (7.01%) Blackberry
3 611 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 276 (3.12%) Computer Science
5 264 (2.98%) Replication
6 242 (2.73%) Management Information System
7 186 (2.10%) Thin Client
7 186 (2.10%) Fat Client
8 150 (1.70%) iPhone
9 141 (1.59%) Hedge funds
10 79 (0.89%) Client/Server
10 79 (0.89%) iPad
11 69 (0.78%) EqualLogic
12 63 (0.71%) Mathematics
13 57 (0.64%) Open Source
14 55 (0.62%) PKI
15 45 (0.51%) Statistics
16 41 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
16 41 (0.46%) PDA
16 41 (0.46%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 8849 (100.00%) Windows
2 4348 (49.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 4252 (48.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 2318 (26.20%) Windows 7
5 1328 (15.01%) Windows XP
6 1294 (14.62%) Linux
7 1074 (12.14%) Windows 8
8 503 (5.68%) Windows Vista
9 450 (5.09%) UNIX
10 317 (3.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 239 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
12 234 (2.64%) Windows 2000
13 204 (2.31%) CentOS
14 155 (1.75%) Solaris
15 152 (1.72%) Mac OS X
16 148 (1.67%) Android
17 95 (1.07%) Ubuntu
18 90 (1.02%) AIX
19 78 (0.88%) Apple iOS
20 68 (0.77%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1774 (20.05%) ITIL
2 555 (6.27%) Disaster Recovery
3 522 (5.90%) Service Delivery
4 475 (5.37%) Migration
5 367 (4.15%) Project Management
6 359 (4.06%) Change Management
7 301 (3.40%) Problem Management
8 298 (3.37%) Mentoring
9 248 (2.80%) Service Management
10 242 (2.73%) CRM
11 232 (2.62%) Change Control
12 230 (2.60%) Performance Tuning
13 228 (2.58%) Incident Management
14 220 (2.49%) Load Balancing
15 213 (2.41%) Agile Software Development
16 212 (2.40%) Configuration Management
17 209 (2.36%) Time Management
18 189 (2.14%) Root Cause Analysis
19 157 (1.77%) Performance Monitoring
20 154 (1.74%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2015 (22.77%) SQL
2 853 (9.64%) PowerShell
3 315 (3.56%) C#
4 236 (2.67%) VB
5 224 (2.53%) VBScript
6 220 (2.49%) JavaScript
7 215 (2.43%) Perl
8 213 (2.41%) T-SQL
9 197 (2.23%) Java
10 152 (1.72%) C
11 108 (1.22%) Bash Shell
12 98 (1.11%) VB.NET
12 98 (1.11%) PHP
13 95 (1.07%) Shell Script
14 75 (0.85%) Python
15 47 (0.53%) PL/SQL
16 44 (0.50%) Ruby
17 42 (0.47%) C++
18 26 (0.29%) VBA
19 13 (0.15%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1831 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1288 (14.56%) MCSE
3 823 (9.30%) Degree
4 698 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
5 687 (7.76%) MCITP
6 611 (6.90%) MCSA
7 610 (6.89%) Security Cleared
8 570 (6.44%) MCP
9 544 (6.15%) CCNA
10 489 (5.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 477 (5.39%) SC Cleared
12 295 (3.33%) MCTS
13 275 (3.11%) Citrix Certification
14 239 (2.70%) CCA
15 236 (2.67%) CCNP
16 198 (2.24%) DV Cleared
17 182 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
18 88 (0.99%) VCP5
19 60 (0.68%) A+ Certification
20 57 (0.64%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 695 (7.85%) SLA
2 101 (1.14%) QA
3 72 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 69 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 46 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 39 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (0.19%) TickIT
8 7 (0.079%) JSP 440
8 7 (0.079%) COBIT
9 5 (0.057%) EMIR
9 5 (0.057%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 2 (0.023%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.011%) GPG13
11 1 (0.011%) HL7
11 1 (0.011%) DICOM
11 1 (0.011%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5150 (58.20%) Active Directory
2 2926 (33.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1417 (16.01%) Hyper-V
4 1126 (12.72%) vSphere
5 989 (11.18%) XenApp
6 665 (7.51%) VMware ESX
7 450 (5.09%) VMware ESXi
8 380 (4.29%) XenDesktop
9 216 (2.44%) XenServer
10 215 (2.43%) Terminal Services
11 199 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
12 102 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 95 (1.07%) VMware Server
14 83 (0.94%) vCloud
15 79 (0.89%) Forefront TMG
16 78 (0.88%) ISA Server
17 76 (0.86%) Xen
18 74 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
19 71 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
20 51 (0.58%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 1047 (11.83%) SCCM
2 686 (7.75%) SCOM
3 400 (4.52%) Backup Exec
4 292 (3.30%) WSUS
5 270 (3.05%) NetBackup
6 213 (2.41%) Norton AntiVirus
7 139 (1.57%) Nagios
8 127 (1.44%) SCVMM
9 102 (1.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 91 (1.03%) Puppet
11 82 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 81 (0.92%) HP SIM
13 74 (0.84%) EMC NetWorker
14 72 (0.81%) SCDPM
15 64 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 60 (0.68%) SCOrch
17 56 (0.63%) Tivoli
17 56 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 54 (0.61%) Opsview
19 53 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4985 (56.33%) Microsoft
2 4544 (51.35%) VMware
3 2585 (29.21%) Citrix
4 1931 (21.82%) Cisco
5 1175 (13.28%) HP
6 644 (7.28%) Symantec
7 580 (6.55%) Dell
8 562 (6.35%) NetApp
9 488 (5.51%) EMC
10 485 (5.48%) Oracle
11 471 (5.32%) Red Hat
12 346 (3.91%) Apple
13 334 (3.77%) Juniper
14 266 (3.01%) IBM
15 240 (2.71%) CheckPoint
16 194 (2.19%) Avaya
16 194 (2.19%) Veeam
17 147 (1.66%) Sophos
18 143 (1.62%) SolarWinds
19 140 (1.58%) McAfee
London
Argus Media
Salary: Competitive salary & benefits package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £36,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Research Councils UK
Posted: Yesterday
Lewes, East Sussex
Search Consultancy
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Fleet, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
IT Connections
Salary: to £50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: flexible benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Bonus+OT+Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
IBI Group (UK) Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North London
TEKsystems
Salary: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago