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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 59 57 61
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4706 4778 4774
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.20% 4.36% 4.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.29% 15.96% 14.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3980 4046 4238
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
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
30780 29937 32355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.48% 27.34% 28.02%
Number of salaries quoted 25745 24877 27944
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -1 4457 £37,500 - 459
London -4 1886 £40,000 -5.88% 160
South East +9 1164 £37,500 - 109
City of London 0 470 £42,500 -7.60% 46
Yorkshire -9 297 £32,500 - 29
Berkshire -1 290 £35,750 -10.62% 18
Surrey 0 275 £37,500 +2.04% 17
West Midlands +22 273 £32,500 - 37
Hampshire +12 260 £38,500 +10.00% 33
South West +26 252 £31,500 -3.07% 53
North West +2 249 £35,000 +27.27% 26
East of England -21 233 £35,000 +7.69% 21
West Yorkshire -15 195 £34,000 +11.26% 16
Reading +8 137 £35,000 -13.58% 9
Leeds -21 131 £35,000 +12.90% 10
Manchester -14 116 £34,000 +23.63% 11
Birmingham +13 109 £32,500 -23.52% 8
Buckinghamshire -4 107 £35,000 +16.66% 16
East Midlands -37 102 £34,250 -2.14% 14
Hertfordshire -7 97 £35,000 +20.68% 9
Cheshire +36 92 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Scotland -34 90 £38,250 +13.33% 18
Wiltshire +47 85 £38,000 - 10
Oxfordshire +7 67 £27,500 -24.13% 9
West Sussex +14 66 £46,000 +61.40% 8
Milton Keynes +17 61 £37,500 -3.22% 6
Bracknell +25 60 £39,000 -13.33% 3
Coventry +11 59 £33,500 -14.10% 5
Southampton +11 56 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Essex +3 55 £30,000 -4.00% 3

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9152 (100.00%) Windows
2 5197 (56.79%) Active Directory
3 4989 (54.51%) Microsoft
4 4660 (50.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 4606 (50.33%) VMware
6 4151 (45.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 3726 (40.71%) MS Exchange
8 2984 (32.60%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2653 (28.99%) Citrix
10 2594 (28.34%) MS Excel
11 2434 (26.60%) DNS
12 2422 (26.46%) SQL Server
13 2330 (25.46%) Windows 7
14 2290 (25.02%) Exchange Server 2010
15 2093 (22.87%) SQL
16 1980 (21.63%) Firewall
17 1960 (21.42%) Cisco
18 1922 (21.00%) Microsoft Certification
19 1850 (20.21%) ITIL
20 1773 (19.37%) SAN
21 1720 (18.79%) TCP/IP
22 1694 (18.51%) MS Office
23 1683 (18.39%) DHCP
24 1528 (16.70%) Finance
25 1436 (15.69%) Windows XP
26 1430 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2007
27 1422 (15.54%) Linux
28 1378 (15.06%) Hyper-V
29 1358 (14.84%) MCSE
30 1331 (14.54%) LAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3726 (40.71%) MS Exchange
2 2290 (25.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1430 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1305 (14.26%) IIS
5 966 (10.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 950 (10.38%) SharePoint
7 762 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 551 (6.02%) Lync
9 337 (3.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 312 (3.41%) Apache
11 178 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
12 161 (1.76%) Tomcat
13 144 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
14 101 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
15 81 (0.89%) CMS
16 74 (0.81%) IBM Notes
16 74 (0.81%) Office Communications Server
17 65 (0.71%) Lotus Domino
18 63 (0.69%) JBoss
19 53 (0.58%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2594 (28.34%) MS Excel
2 1694 (18.51%) MS Office
3 101 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 60 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 38 (0.42%) MS Project
6 22 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 19 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.14%) Acrobat
9 8 (0.087%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.076%) SPSS
10 7 (0.076%) FastStats
11 5 (0.055%) Fireworks
12 4 (0.044%) InfoPath
13 3 (0.033%) Maya
13 3 (0.033%) 3ds Max
13 3 (0.033%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.022%) InDesign
15 1 (0.011%) Revit
15 1 (0.011%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 113 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 26 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.14%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 12 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 12 (0.13%) Maximo
6 11 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 9 (0.098%) SAP Business One
7 9 (0.098%) Dynamics GP
8 8 (0.087%) SalesLogix
8 8 (0.087%) Oracle EBS
9 7 (0.076%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 6 (0.066%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.055%) Remedy AR System
11 5 (0.055%) Cognos Controller
12 4 (0.044%) GoldMine
12 4 (0.044%) Oracle EBS R12
12 4 (0.044%) SAP R/3
12 4 (0.044%) Agresso
13 3 (0.033%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 525 (5.74%) Office 365
2 250 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
4 95 (1.04%) IaaS
5 93 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
6 76 (0.83%) SaaS
7 51 (0.56%) PaaS
8 24 (0.26%) Google Apps
9 7 (0.076%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.066%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.044%) GitHub
12 3 (0.033%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.033%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.022%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.011%) Rackspace Cloud
14 1 (0.011%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2434 (26.60%) DNS
2 1980 (21.63%) Firewall
3 1773 (19.37%) SAN
4 1720 (18.79%) TCP/IP
5 1683 (18.39%) DHCP
6 1331 (14.54%) LAN
7 1307 (14.28%) WAN
8 967 (10.57%) VPN
9 602 (6.58%) Internet
10 401 (4.38%) Wireless
11 397 (4.34%) NAS
12 396 (4.33%) VoIP
13 333 (3.64%) VLAN
14 261 (2.85%) iSCSI
15 247 (2.70%) SSL
16 230 (2.51%) Cisco ASA
17 191 (2.09%) Network Security
18 185 (2.02%) SMTP
19 183 (2.00%) MPLS
20 177 (1.93%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2422 (26.46%) SQL Server
2 998 (10.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 610 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 416 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 264 (2.88%) MySQL
6 220 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 184 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 143 (1.56%) Oracle Database
9 138 (1.51%) SQL Server 2000
10 124 (1.35%) Relational Database
11 75 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 69 (0.75%) MongoDB
13 66 (0.72%) RDBMS
14 62 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
15 57 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
16 52 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
17 48 (0.52%) DB2
18 47 (0.51%) MS Access
19 40 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
20 33 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 110 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 102 (1.11%) Subversion
3 83 (0.91%) TeamCity
4 82 (0.90%) Visual Studio
5 68 (0.74%) Git (software)
6 52 (0.57%) LoadRunner
7 50 (0.55%) MSI
8 49 (0.54%) Jenkins
9 29 (0.32%) JIRA
10 27 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 27 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
11 24 (0.26%) AdminStudio
12 22 (0.24%) Selenium
13 21 (0.23%) SilkPerformer
14 17 (0.19%) SpecFlow
14 17 (0.19%) WebDriver
15 9 (0.098%) WinRunner
16 8 (0.087%) Ant
16 8 (0.087%) MSBuild
16 8 (0.087%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1528 (16.70%) Finance
2 350 (3.82%) Telecoms
3 278 (3.04%) Law
4 255 (2.79%) Banking
5 183 (2.00%) Retail
6 151 (1.65%) Legal
7 143 (1.56%) Advertising
8 124 (1.35%) Marketing
9 108 (1.18%) Financial Institution
10 93 (1.02%) Manufacturing
11 91 (0.99%) Back Office
12 72 (0.79%) Publishing
13 53 (0.58%) Investment Banking
14 39 (0.43%) Electronics
15 37 (0.40%) German Language
16 35 (0.38%) French Language
17 26 (0.28%) Aerospace
18 24 (0.26%) Music Industry
19 20 (0.22%) Front Office
20 19 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1743 (19.05%) Analyst
2 1664 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 1005 (10.98%) Support Analyst
4 951 (10.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 719 (7.86%) IT Support
6 701 (7.66%) 3rd Line Support
7 667 (7.29%) Administrator
8 570 (6.23%) 2nd Line Support
9 501 (5.47%) Consultant
10 451 (4.93%) Systems Engineer
11 447 (4.88%) Technical Support
12 436 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
13 375 (4.10%) Server Engineer
14 352 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 322 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 301 (3.29%) Developer
17 282 (3.08%) Applications Support
18 272 (2.97%) Network Engineer
19 262 (2.86%) IT Support Engineer
20 245 (2.68%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 630 (6.88%) .NET
2 292 (3.19%) ASP.NET
3 259 (2.83%) HTML
4 232 (2.53%) XML
5 189 (2.07%) Web Services
6 162 (1.77%) CSS
7 124 (1.35%) .NET Framework
8 102 (1.11%) Application Packaging
9 88 (0.96%) jQuery
10 79 (0.86%) WCF
11 57 (0.62%) Ajax
12 56 (0.61%) Software Packaging
13 53 (0.58%) XSLT
14 48 (0.52%) SOAP
15 44 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
16 39 (0.43%) COM
17 38 (0.42%) REST
18 37 (0.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 37 (0.40%) Middleware
19 35 (0.38%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 703 (7.68%) Clustering
2 657 (7.18%) Blackberry
3 628 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
4 292 (3.19%) Management Information System
5 266 (2.91%) Computer Science
6 257 (2.81%) Replication
7 173 (1.89%) Thin Client
7 173 (1.89%) Fat Client
8 168 (1.84%) Hedge funds
9 148 (1.62%) iPhone
10 78 (0.85%) iPad
11 72 (0.79%) Client/Server
12 68 (0.74%) Mathematics
12 68 (0.74%) EqualLogic
13 66 (0.72%) PKI
14 64 (0.70%) CLARiiON
15 63 (0.69%) Open Source
16 54 (0.59%) Mobile App
17 48 (0.52%) Statistics
18 46 (0.50%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 9152 (100.00%) Windows
2 4660 (50.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 4151 (45.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 2330 (25.46%) Windows 7
5 1436 (15.69%) Windows XP
6 1422 (15.54%) Linux
7 1038 (11.34%) Windows 8
8 523 (5.71%) Windows Vista
9 486 (5.31%) UNIX
10 362 (3.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 261 (2.85%) Windows 2000 Server
12 250 (2.73%) Windows 2000
13 194 (2.12%) CentOS
14 189 (2.07%) Solaris
15 159 (1.74%) Android
16 141 (1.54%) Mac OS X
17 121 (1.32%) Ubuntu
18 105 (1.15%) AIX
19 96 (1.05%) Debian
20 87 (0.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1850 (20.21%) ITIL
2 547 (5.98%) Disaster Recovery
3 506 (5.53%) Service Delivery
4 472 (5.16%) Migration
5 384 (4.20%) Change Management
6 378 (4.13%) Project Management
7 301 (3.29%) Mentoring
8 299 (3.27%) Problem Management
9 264 (2.88%) Service Management
10 262 (2.86%) Change Control
11 245 (2.68%) CRM
12 233 (2.55%) Agile Software Development
13 232 (2.53%) Incident Management
14 222 (2.43%) Performance Tuning
15 214 (2.34%) Load Balancing
16 202 (2.21%) Configuration Management
17 189 (2.07%) Root Cause Analysis
18 186 (2.03%) Time Management
19 183 (2.00%) Kalman Filter
20 162 (1.77%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2093 (22.87%) SQL
2 830 (9.07%) PowerShell
3 372 (4.06%) C#
4 258 (2.82%) VBScript
4 258 (2.82%) VB
5 239 (2.61%) JavaScript
6 230 (2.51%) Perl
7 215 (2.35%) T-SQL
8 209 (2.28%) Java
9 148 (1.62%) C
10 126 (1.38%) Bash Shell
11 105 (1.15%) VB.NET
12 102 (1.11%) Shell Script
13 100 (1.09%) PHP
14 78 (0.85%) Python
15 64 (0.70%) PL/SQL
16 50 (0.55%) Ruby
17 49 (0.54%) C++
18 22 (0.24%) XPath
19 17 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1922 (21.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1358 (14.84%) MCSE
3 884 (9.66%) Degree
4 759 (8.29%) MCITP
5 709 (7.75%) Cisco Certification
6 659 (7.20%) MCSA
7 594 (6.49%) Security Cleared
8 565 (6.17%) MCP
9 552 (6.03%) CCNA
10 519 (5.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 454 (4.96%) SC Cleared
12 347 (3.79%) MCTS
13 303 (3.31%) Citrix Certification
14 263 (2.87%) CCA
15 243 (2.66%) CCNP
16 184 (2.01%) DV Cleared
17 180 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
18 70 (0.76%) VCAP
18 70 (0.76%) VCP5
18 70 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 693 (7.57%) SLA
2 134 (1.46%) QA
3 86 (0.94%) ISO 9001
4 84 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 45 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 38 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 19 (0.21%) TickIT
8 10 (0.11%) COBIT
9 7 (0.076%) JSP 440
10 5 (0.055%) EMIR
10 5 (0.055%) Dodd-Frank
10 5 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.011%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.011%) BS7799
11 1 (0.011%) GPG13
11 1 (0.011%) HL7
11 1 (0.011%) DICOM
System Software
1 5197 (56.79%) Active Directory
2 2984 (32.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1378 (15.06%) Hyper-V
4 1101 (12.03%) vSphere
5 995 (10.87%) XenApp
6 666 (7.28%) VMware ESX
7 451 (4.93%) VMware ESXi
8 372 (4.06%) XenDesktop
9 229 (2.50%) Terminal Services
10 199 (2.17%) XenServer
11 152 (1.66%) Microsoft App-V
12 97 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 90 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 90 (0.98%) Forefront TMG
14 87 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
15 85 (0.93%) ISA Server
16 82 (0.90%) vCloud
17 80 (0.87%) VMware Server
18 72 (0.79%) MetaFrame
19 69 (0.75%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1008 (11.01%) SCCM
2 591 (6.46%) SCOM
3 457 (4.99%) Backup Exec
4 306 (3.34%) WSUS
5 276 (3.02%) NetBackup
6 237 (2.59%) Norton AntiVirus
7 124 (1.35%) Nagios
8 110 (1.20%) Puppet
9 102 (1.11%) SCVMM
10 101 (1.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 91 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 85 (0.93%) HP SIM
12 85 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
13 82 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 67 (0.73%) Tivoli
15 64 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 61 (0.67%) SCOrch
17 58 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
18 53 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
18 53 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4989 (54.51%) Microsoft
2 4606 (50.33%) VMware
3 2653 (28.99%) Citrix
4 1960 (21.42%) Cisco
5 1205 (13.17%) HP
6 677 (7.40%) Symantec
7 599 (6.55%) Oracle
8 562 (6.14%) Dell
9 543 (5.93%) NetApp
10 526 (5.75%) Red Hat
11 502 (5.49%) EMC
12 377 (4.12%) Juniper
13 371 (4.05%) Apple
14 289 (3.16%) IBM
15 261 (2.85%) CheckPoint
16 219 (2.39%) Veeam
17 188 (2.05%) Avaya
18 165 (1.80%) McAfee
19 148 (1.62%) SolarWinds
20 142 (1.55%) Sophos
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Connectus
Salary: £25000 - £28500 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 14 hours ago
England
Map Careers
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + £7,200 Car allowance +15% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
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Liverpool, Merseyside
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Connectus
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
FT Select
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Farnham, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £12,000 to £19,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Focus IT Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Betting Appointments
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £240 - £250 per annum
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
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London
83Zero
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
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Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday