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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 69 66 56
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4112 4383 4769
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.82% 3.91% 4.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.22% 14.65% 16.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3507 3761 4094
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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
28920 29925 29459
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.88% 26.73% 27.07%
Number of salaries quoted 24237 24794 24684
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,150 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £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 27 March 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 27 March 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 0 3900 £37,500 +2.04% 556
London -4 1646 £42,000 +3.70% 187
South East 0 886 £36,000 +2.85% 122
City of London -1 387 £40,500 -10.00% 55
East of England -5 340 £34,500 -1.42% 35
Hampshire +17 250 £37,500 +7.14% 26
North West +8 236 £32,500 +5.69% 45
Yorkshire -26 233 £35,000 +11.11% 38
South West -2 221 £33,500 +6.34% 60
Berkshire -13 203 £40,000 +6.66% 30
West Midlands +10 185 £31,000 -4.61% 33
West Yorkshire -4 180 £35,000 +14.75% 22
Hertfordshire +18 167 £31,500 -1.56% 7
Surrey +5 159 £34,000 -2.85% 20
East Midlands 0 138 £35,000 - 24
Leeds -17 121 £35,000 +11.11% 18
Manchester -12 118 £32,500 +3.17% 23
Reading -23 103 £38,500 +6.20% 14
West Sussex +14 93 £29,025 -22.60% 7
Cheshire +29 85 £34,500 +10.40% 13
Wales +36 78 £36,000 +10.76% 9
South Wales +38 77 £36,000 +10.76% 8
Scotland -17 76 £36,878 -7.80% 16
Buckinghamshire -30 67 £36,000 +2.85% 19
Cambridgeshire +12 66 £35,000 -4.10% 11
Essex -22 61 £47,500 +5.55% 6
Gloucestershire +14 58 £34,000 -13.92% 16
Birmingham -4 58 £30,500 -6.15% 6
Hemel Hempstead 0 50 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Southampton -7 47 £32,500 +18.18% 5

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 8699 (100.00%) Windows
2 5127 (58.94%) Active Directory
3 5035 (57.88%) Microsoft
4 4538 (52.17%) VMware
5 4502 (51.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 4112 (47.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 3774 (43.38%) MS Exchange
8 2903 (33.37%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2534 (29.13%) Citrix
10 2408 (27.68%) MS Excel
11 2361 (27.14%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2305 (26.50%) Windows 7
13 2288 (26.30%) SQL Server
14 2175 (25.00%) DNS
15 1952 (22.44%) SQL
16 1939 (22.29%) Cisco
17 1887 (21.69%) Firewall
18 1811 (20.82%) Microsoft Certification
19 1769 (20.34%) ITIL
20 1734 (19.93%) SAN
21 1642 (18.88%) MS Office
22 1619 (18.61%) TCP/IP
23 1545 (17.76%) DHCP
24 1520 (17.47%) Hyper-V
25 1404 (16.14%) Exchange Server 2007
26 1332 (15.31%) Finance
27 1298 (14.92%) MCSE
28 1257 (14.45%) Linux
29 1231 (14.15%) WAN
30 1217 (13.99%) LAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3774 (43.38%) MS Exchange
2 2361 (27.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1404 (16.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1161 (13.35%) IIS
5 1004 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 938 (10.78%) SharePoint
7 739 (8.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 635 (7.30%) Lync
9 383 (4.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 215 (2.47%) Apache
11 165 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
12 134 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
13 116 (1.33%) Tomcat
14 80 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
15 77 (0.89%) Office Communications Server
16 70 (0.80%) WorkSite
17 63 (0.72%) IBM Notes
18 48 (0.55%) WebSphere
19 46 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
20 42 (0.48%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 2408 (27.68%) MS Excel
2 1642 (18.88%) MS Office
3 56 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 55 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 25 (0.29%) MS Project
6 21 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.080%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.069%) SPSS
8 6 (0.069%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.069%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.057%) Fireworks
10 4 (0.046%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.023%) S-PLUS
11 2 (0.023%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.023%) HipChat
12 1 (0.011%) Revit
12 1 (0.011%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.011%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 108 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 38 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 18 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 14 (0.16%) assyst
5 14 (0.16%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 14 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 11 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
6 11 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
7 7 (0.080%) SalesLogix
8 6 (0.069%) Maximo
9 5 (0.057%) SAP Business One
10 4 (0.046%) GoldMine
10 4 (0.046%) Sage 50
10 4 (0.046%) Eikon
11 3 (0.034%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 3 (0.034%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.034%) Magento
11 3 (0.034%) Epicor Vantage
11 3 (0.034%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 616 (7.08%) Office 365
2 242 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (0.92%) SaaS
4 77 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
5 75 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
6 50 (0.57%) IaaS
7 47 (0.54%) Google Apps
8 36 (0.41%) PaaS
9 14 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.092%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.034%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.034%) Sumo Logic
11 3 (0.034%) GitHub
12 2 (0.023%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.011%) Datadog
13 1 (0.011%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 2175 (25.00%) DNS
2 1887 (21.69%) Firewall
3 1734 (19.93%) SAN
4 1619 (18.61%) TCP/IP
5 1545 (17.76%) DHCP
6 1231 (14.15%) WAN
7 1217 (13.99%) LAN
8 891 (10.24%) VPN
9 484 (5.56%) Internet
10 386 (4.44%) NAS
11 356 (4.09%) VLAN
12 349 (4.01%) Wireless
13 329 (3.78%) VoIP
14 273 (3.14%) iSCSI
15 175 (2.01%) NetScaler
16 171 (1.97%) MPLS
17 166 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
18 161 (1.85%) SSL
18 161 (1.85%) Network Security
19 145 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2288 (26.30%) SQL Server
2 1000 (11.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 549 (6.31%) SQL Server 2005
4 435 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 240 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 219 (2.52%) MySQL
7 185 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 132 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
9 104 (1.20%) Oracle Database
10 94 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 91 (1.05%) Relational Database
12 72 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
13 58 (0.67%) MongoDB
14 40 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
15 39 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
16 37 (0.43%) RDBMS
16 37 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
17 32 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 30 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
19 27 (0.31%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 83 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 72 (0.83%) Visual Studio
3 55 (0.63%) Subversion
4 50 (0.57%) TeamCity
5 29 (0.33%) Git (software)
5 29 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 27 (0.31%) Jenkins
7 26 (0.30%) JIRA
8 25 (0.29%) LoadRunner
9 24 (0.28%) MSI
9 24 (0.28%) Selenium
10 17 (0.20%) SpecFlow
11 15 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
12 13 (0.15%) WebDriver
13 11 (0.13%) QuickTest Pro
14 10 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 8 (0.092%) Octopus Deploy
15 8 (0.092%) Facilita Forecast
15 8 (0.092%) Rational Performance Tester
16 7 (0.080%) NUnit
General
1 1332 (15.31%) Finance
2 316 (3.63%) Telecoms
3 261 (3.00%) Law
4 231 (2.66%) Banking
5 197 (2.26%) Retail
6 196 (2.25%) Advertising
7 175 (2.01%) Legal
8 135 (1.55%) Marketing
9 116 (1.33%) Back Office
10 102 (1.17%) Financial Institution
11 97 (1.12%) Manufacturing
12 93 (1.07%) Publishing
13 53 (0.61%) Electronics
14 32 (0.37%) Investment Banking
15 30 (0.34%) Front Office
16 29 (0.33%) German Language
17 27 (0.31%) Games
18 22 (0.25%) French Language
18 22 (0.25%) Billing
19 15 (0.17%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1558 (17.91%) Analyst
2 1534 (17.63%) Support Engineer
3 1039 (11.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 851 (9.78%) Support Analyst
5 722 (8.30%) IT Support
6 667 (7.67%) Administrator
7 635 (7.30%) 3rd Line Support
8 543 (6.24%) 2nd Line Support
9 509 (5.85%) Consultant
10 464 (5.33%) Systems Administrator
11 448 (5.15%) Systems Engineer
12 439 (5.05%) Technical Support
13 331 (3.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 318 (3.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 312 (3.59%) Server Engineer
16 264 (3.03%) Developer
17 257 (2.95%) Technical Engineer
18 249 (2.86%) IT Support Engineer
19 220 (2.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 217 (2.49%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 523 (6.01%) .NET
2 244 (2.80%) HTML
3 211 (2.43%) ASP.NET
4 194 (2.23%) XML
5 170 (1.95%) Web Services
6 142 (1.63%) CSS
7 84 (0.97%) .NET Framework
8 76 (0.87%) jQuery
9 74 (0.85%) XSLT
10 69 (0.79%) Application Packaging
11 58 (0.67%) Software Packaging
11 58 (0.67%) COM
12 42 (0.48%) SOAP
13 41 (0.47%) Ajax
14 38 (0.44%) WCF
15 37 (0.43%) CSS3
16 36 (0.41%) HTML5
16 36 (0.41%) Middleware
17 31 (0.36%) RabbitMQ
18 27 (0.31%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 663 (7.62%) Clustering
2 603 (6.93%) Blackberry
3 573 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
4 271 (3.12%) Computer Science
5 252 (2.90%) Replication
6 208 (2.39%) Management Information System
7 188 (2.16%) Thin Client
7 188 (2.16%) Fat Client
8 145 (1.67%) iPhone
9 136 (1.56%) Hedge funds
10 106 (1.22%) Client/Server
11 85 (0.98%) iPad
12 68 (0.78%) EqualLogic
13 64 (0.74%) Open Source
14 60 (0.69%) Statistics
15 52 (0.60%) PKI
15 52 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
16 49 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
17 40 (0.46%) Mathematics
18 39 (0.45%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8699 (100.00%) Windows
2 4502 (51.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 4112 (47.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 2305 (26.50%) Windows 7
5 1257 (14.45%) Linux
6 1204 (13.84%) Windows XP
7 1106 (12.71%) Windows 8
8 463 (5.32%) Windows Vista
9 369 (4.24%) UNIX
10 309 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 230 (2.64%) Windows 2000
12 219 (2.52%) Windows 2000 Server
13 192 (2.21%) CentOS
14 187 (2.15%) Mac OS X
15 161 (1.85%) Android
16 145 (1.67%) Solaris
17 84 (0.97%) Apple iOS
18 67 (0.77%) Mac OS
19 66 (0.76%) Ubuntu
20 63 (0.72%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1769 (20.34%) ITIL
2 554 (6.37%) Disaster Recovery
3 533 (6.13%) Service Delivery
4 471 (5.41%) Migration
5 407 (4.68%) Project Management
6 320 (3.68%) Change Management
7 301 (3.46%) Problem Management
8 288 (3.31%) Mentoring
9 264 (3.03%) Service Management
10 255 (2.93%) Performance Tuning
11 249 (2.86%) CRM
12 233 (2.68%) Load Balancing
13 230 (2.64%) Incident Management
14 219 (2.52%) Agile Software Development
15 200 (2.30%) Root Cause Analysis
16 198 (2.28%) Time Management
17 196 (2.25%) Change Control
18 170 (1.95%) Configuration Management
19 164 (1.89%) Business Continuity
19 164 (1.89%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1952 (22.44%) SQL
2 897 (10.31%) PowerShell
3 306 (3.52%) C#
4 240 (2.76%) JavaScript
5 228 (2.62%) Perl
6 217 (2.49%) Java
7 213 (2.45%) VBScript
8 211 (2.43%) VB
9 206 (2.37%) T-SQL
10 133 (1.53%) C
11 117 (1.34%) Bash Shell
12 112 (1.29%) PHP
13 97 (1.12%) VB.NET
14 91 (1.05%) Shell Script
15 86 (0.99%) Python
16 49 (0.56%) Ruby
17 44 (0.51%) VBA
18 33 (0.38%) PL/SQL
19 29 (0.33%) C++
20 24 (0.28%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1811 (20.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 1298 (14.92%) MCSE
3 764 (8.78%) Degree
4 714 (8.21%) MCITP
5 668 (7.68%) Cisco Certification
6 606 (6.97%) MCSA
7 562 (6.46%) MCP
8 550 (6.32%) Security Cleared
9 549 (6.31%) CCNA
10 438 (5.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 421 (4.84%) SC Cleared
12 279 (3.21%) MCTS
13 276 (3.17%) Citrix Certification
14 245 (2.82%) CCA
15 184 (2.12%) CCNP
15 184 (2.12%) DV Cleared
16 171 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
17 87 (1.00%) VCP5
18 65 (0.75%) A+ Certification
19 52 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 757 (8.70%) SLA
2 93 (1.07%) QA
3 76 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 58 (0.67%) ISO 9001
5 50 (0.57%) PCI DSS
6 39 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.13%) TickIT
7 11 (0.13%) COBIT
8 6 (0.069%) GPG13
9 5 (0.057%) ISO 9000
10 4 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 3 (0.034%) EMIR
11 3 (0.034%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.023%) FISMA
12 2 (0.023%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.023%) DO-178B
12 2 (0.023%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.011%) HL7
13 1 (0.011%) DICOM
13 1 (0.011%) GMP
System Software
1 5127 (58.94%) Active Directory
2 2903 (33.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1520 (17.47%) Hyper-V
4 1095 (12.59%) vSphere
5 972 (11.17%) XenApp
6 640 (7.36%) VMware ESX
7 460 (5.29%) VMware ESXi
8 380 (4.37%) XenDesktop
9 239 (2.75%) XenServer
10 204 (2.35%) Terminal Services
11 201 (2.31%) Microsoft App-V
12 109 (1.25%) VMware Server
13 97 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 95 (1.09%) vCloud
15 89 (1.02%) Xen
16 83 (0.95%) ISA Server
17 73 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
18 66 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
19 58 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
20 55 (0.63%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1108 (12.74%) SCCM
2 717 (8.24%) SCOM
3 398 (4.58%) Backup Exec
4 281 (3.23%) WSUS
5 233 (2.68%) NetBackup
6 200 (2.30%) Norton AntiVirus
7 134 (1.54%) Nagios
8 115 (1.32%) SCVMM
9 89 (1.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 87 (1.00%) Puppet
11 81 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 64 (0.74%) HP SIM
13 63 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 62 (0.71%) SCDPM
15 58 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
16 57 (0.66%) HP Data Protector
17 55 (0.63%) SCOrch
18 52 (0.60%) ARCserve
19 51 (0.59%) Opsview
20 49 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 5035 (57.88%) Microsoft
2 4538 (52.17%) VMware
3 2534 (29.13%) Citrix
4 1939 (22.29%) Cisco
5 1207 (13.88%) HP
6 637 (7.32%) Symantec
7 600 (6.90%) Dell
8 549 (6.31%) NetApp
9 452 (5.20%) EMC
10 428 (4.92%) Oracle
11 418 (4.81%) Red Hat
12 337 (3.87%) Apple
13 317 (3.64%) Juniper
14 235 (2.70%) IBM
15 231 (2.66%) CheckPoint
16 222 (2.55%) Avaya
17 199 (2.29%) Veeam
18 160 (1.84%) McAfee
19 158 (1.82%) Sophos
19 158 (1.82%) SolarWinds
Hartlepool, County Durham
Capita
Posted: 16 hours ago
South West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
South West London
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 23 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 23 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Berry Technical
Salary: Benefits + On Call Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
York, Yorkshire
Provide Consulting Ltd
Salary: Excellent Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Sussex
Next Ventures Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
b2m Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
RDF Resources Ltd
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: Car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Engage PSG
Salary: £51 - £55k per annum + 10% bonus, healthcare, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ECS
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
IS Recruitment Ltd
Salary: excellent company benefits and bonuses)
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £28000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £20000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £21000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago