Period
to 23 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Windows Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 6 months to 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK > England
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 136 84
Rank change year-on-year -29 -52 -18
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 3,445 4,038 6,482
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.09% 2.44% 3.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.57% 10.06% 12.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2,983 3,474 5,798
England median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.11% -2.67%
10th Percentile £21,500 £22,075 £22,500
90th Percentile £59,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year - -4.11% -1.35%

Windows Server 2008 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 40,220 40,130 52,341
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.39% 24.23% 26.34%
Number of salaries quoted 33,300 33,952 44,592
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,794
Median salary % change year-on-year - +0.46% +5.40%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% - +2.35%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in England

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in England.

Salary trend for Windows Server 2008 in England

Windows Server 2008
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in England over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2008 in England

Windows Server 2008
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the England region over the 6 months to 23 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -25 1,233 £45,000 +5.88% 136
South East -60 676 £31,500 -10.00% 101
North of England -15 630 £32,500 +1.56% 91
Midlands +18 351 £30,500 -1.61% 70
South West +12 319 £30,250 -0.82% 38
North West -9 296 £28,000 -11.11% 59
Yorkshire -13 287 £35,000 +9.38% 30
East of England -35 242 £35,000 -5.41% 35
West Midlands -2 220 £33,000 +10.00% 40
East Midlands +46 131 £27,500 -15.38% 30
North East -19 50 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 3,445 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,481 (72.02%) Windows Server
3 2,355 (68.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 2,324 (67.46%) Active Directory
5 2,031 (58.96%) Microsoft
6 1,935 (56.17%) VMware
7 1,197 (34.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1,188 (34.48%) MS Exchange
9 1,184 (34.37%) Windows 7
10 1,162 (33.73%) Office 365
11 929 (26.97%) ITIL
12 920 (26.71%) Windows 10
13 885 (25.69%) Hyper-V
14 860 (24.96%) Firewall
15 857 (24.88%) DNS
16 839 (24.35%) Citrix
17 745 (21.63%) Cisco
18 727 (21.10%) SQL Server
19 718 (20.84%) Exchange Server 2010
20 673 (19.54%) Microsoft Office
21 667 (19.36%) DHCP
22 661 (19.19%) SQL
23 627 (18.20%) PowerShell
24 616 (17.88%) Microsoft Certification
25 612 (17.76%) TCP/IP
26 594 (17.24%) WAN
27 586 (17.01%) SAN
28 585 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
29 580 (16.84%) LAN
30 520 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2013

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1,188 (34.48%) MS Exchange
2 718 (20.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 520 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 282 (8.19%) SharePoint
5 257 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2007
6 248 (7.20%) IIS
7 217 (6.30%) Skype for Business
8 89 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2003
9 68 (1.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 52 (1.51%) Apache
11 34 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
12 27 (0.78%) Tomcat
13 22 (0.64%) CMS
14 20 (0.58%) JBoss
15 17 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
16 14 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
17 12 (0.35%) IBM Notes
18 10 (0.29%) WordPress
19 8 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
20 7 (0.20%) Confluence
Applications
1 673 (19.54%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.087%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.087%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.058%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.058%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 31 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 9 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
5 8 (0.23%) TIBCO iProcess
6 7 (0.20%) Eikon
6 7 (0.20%) Northgate Housing
7 5 (0.15%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.12%) Elite 3E
9 3 (0.087%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.058%) Endur
10 2 (0.058%) FLEXCUBE
10 2 (0.058%) Sage 200
10 2 (0.058%) Visualfiles
11 1 (0.029%) Cerner Millennium
11 1 (0.029%) Epicor Tropos
11 1 (0.029%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.029%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 1,162 (33.73%) Office 365
2 585 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 212 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
4 75 (2.18%) Mimecast
5 73 (2.12%) IaaS
6 67 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
7 58 (1.68%) PaaS
8 49 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
8 49 (1.42%) SaaS
9 31 (0.90%) OneDrive
10 19 (0.55%) G Suite
11 13 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
12 11 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 10 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 9 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 9 (0.26%) Amazon S3
14 9 (0.26%) Datadog
15 8 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
15 8 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 860 (24.96%) Firewall
2 857 (24.88%) DNS
3 667 (19.36%) DHCP
4 612 (17.76%) TCP/IP
5 594 (17.24%) WAN
6 586 (17.01%) SAN
7 580 (16.84%) LAN
8 333 (9.67%) VPN
9 271 (7.87%) VLAN
10 204 (5.92%) VoIP
11 178 (5.17%) Skype
12 148 (4.30%) NAS
13 130 (3.77%) Wireless
14 104 (3.02%) Remote Desktop
15 100 (2.90%) NetScaler
16 99 (2.87%) Network Security
17 96 (2.79%) Internet
18 79 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
19 78 (2.26%) WLAN
20 73 (2.12%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 727 (21.10%) SQL Server
2 227 (6.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 113 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 71 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 63 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 61 (1.77%) MySQL
7 59 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 53 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
9 50 (1.45%) Oracle Database
10 44 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
11 35 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
11 35 (1.02%) Relational Database
12 28 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
13 20 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
13 20 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
13 20 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 16 (0.46%) DTS
15 15 (0.44%) GIS
15 15 (0.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 14 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 45 (1.31%) MSI
2 41 (1.19%) Jenkins
3 31 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 25 (0.73%) TeamCity
5 24 (0.70%) Git (software)
5 24 (0.70%) JIRA
6 23 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
7 20 (0.58%) Visual Studio
8 12 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
9 10 (0.29%) Subversion
10 9 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
10 9 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 8 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 7 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.20%) Travis CI
12 7 (0.20%) Vagrant
13 6 (0.17%) Artifactory
13 6 (0.17%) Hudson
13 6 (0.17%) MSBuild
13 6 (0.17%) RSpec
General
1 501 (14.54%) Finance
2 157 (4.56%) Law
3 140 (4.06%) Legal
4 106 (3.08%) Retail
5 98 (2.84%) Banking
6 85 (2.47%) Telecoms
7 53 (1.54%) Billing
8 51 (1.48%) Advertising
9 48 (1.39%) Military
10 42 (1.22%) Marketing
11 38 (1.10%) Manufacturing
12 37 (1.07%) Investment Banking
13 32 (0.93%) Retail Banking
14 28 (0.81%) Financial Institution
15 23 (0.67%) Back Office
16 22 (0.64%) French Language
17 18 (0.52%) Games
18 17 (0.49%) German Language
19 14 (0.41%) Publishing
20 12 (0.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 741 (21.51%) Support Engineer
2 629 (18.26%) Analyst
3 533 (15.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 460 (13.35%) IT Support
5 392 (11.38%) IT Engineer
6 352 (10.22%) 2nd Line Support
7 343 (9.96%) Support Analyst
8 331 (9.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 254 (7.37%) IT Support Engineer
10 236 (6.85%) Windows Engineer
11 229 (6.65%) 3rd Line Support
12 221 (6.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 215 (6.24%) Administrator
14 198 (5.75%) Systems Engineer
15 195 (5.66%) Desktop Support
16 182 (5.28%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 176 (5.11%) Server Engineer
18 173 (5.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 131 (3.80%) Systems Administrator
20 125 (3.63%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (2.21%) .NET
2 57 (1.65%) Web Services
3 34 (0.99%) XML
4 29 (0.84%) HTML
5 23 (0.67%) ASP.NET
6 22 (0.64%) CSS
7 18 (0.52%) LDAP
8 17 (0.49%) Middleware
8 17 (0.49%) WSH
9 13 (0.38%) .NET Framework
9 13 (0.38%) FIX Protocol
10 12 (0.35%) JSON
10 12 (0.35%) LAMP
10 12 (0.35%) SAP Basis
11 10 (0.29%) Elastic Stack
12 9 (0.26%) WAP
12 9 (0.26%) X-Windows
13 8 (0.23%) Rendezvous
13 8 (0.23%) TIBCO EMS
14 7 (0.20%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 227 (6.59%) Data Centre
2 198 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 182 (5.28%) Clustering
4 111 (3.22%) Computer Science
4 111 (3.22%) Replication
5 106 (3.08%) Blackberry
6 103 (2.99%) Driving Licence
7 98 (2.84%) Management Information System
8 74 (2.15%) Fat Client
8 74 (2.15%) Thin Client
9 47 (1.36%) iPhone
10 46 (1.34%) Hedge funds
11 35 (1.02%) HP StoreVirtual
12 33 (0.96%) Private Cloud
13 32 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
14 31 (0.90%) EPoS
15 30 (0.87%) iPad
16 28 (0.81%) Client/Server
16 28 (0.81%) Smartphone
17 23 (0.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 3,445 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,481 (72.02%) Windows Server
3 2,355 (68.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 1,184 (34.37%) Windows 7
5 920 (26.71%) Windows 10
6 518 (15.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 481 (13.96%) Windows 8
8 421 (12.22%) Linux
9 158 (4.59%) Windows XP
10 129 (3.74%) Mac OS X
11 105 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 95 (2.76%) Unix
13 80 (2.32%) CentOS
14 68 (1.97%) Android
15 49 (1.42%) Ubuntu
16 44 (1.28%) Windows 2000
17 41 (1.19%) Apple iOS
18 38 (1.10%) Mac OS
19 36 (1.04%) Solaris
20 28 (0.81%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 929 (26.97%) ITIL
2 212 (6.15%) Service Delivery
3 179 (5.20%) Disaster Recovery
4 168 (4.88%) Mentoring
5 151 (4.38%) Problem Management
6 149 (4.33%) Change Management
7 142 (4.12%) Time Management
8 135 (3.92%) Migration
9 134 (3.89%) Configuration Management
10 128 (3.72%) Incident Management
11 120 (3.48%) Project Management
12 111 (3.22%) Root Cause Analysis
13 105 (3.05%) Patch Management
14 104 (3.02%) Continuous Improvement
14 104 (3.02%) CRM
15 103 (2.99%) Service Management
16 93 (2.70%) Presales
17 92 (2.67%) ITIL V3
18 89 (2.58%) Business Continuity
19 88 (2.55%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 661 (19.19%) SQL
2 627 (18.20%) PowerShell
3 100 (2.90%) VBScript
4 91 (2.64%) T-SQL
5 65 (1.89%) C#
6 45 (1.31%) Java
7 41 (1.19%) C
8 40 (1.16%) Python
9 39 (1.13%) JavaScript
9 39 (1.13%) Perl
10 36 (1.04%) Bash Shell
11 35 (1.02%) VB
12 32 (0.93%) Shell Script
13 14 (0.41%) VBA
14 12 (0.35%) ABAP
15 8 (0.23%) COBOL
16 7 (0.20%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.20%) Ruby
17 6 (0.17%) VB.NET
18 5 (0.15%) C++
Qualifications
1 616 (17.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 362 (10.51%) MCSE
3 305 (8.85%) Degree
4 252 (7.31%) MCSA
5 209 (6.07%) Cisco Certification
6 200 (5.81%) Security Cleared
7 165 (4.79%) CCNA
8 150 (4.35%) MCP
9 125 (3.63%) SC Cleared
9 125 (3.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 116 (3.37%) MCITP
11 108 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
12 66 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
13 58 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
14 53 (1.54%) CCNP
15 46 (1.34%) DV Cleared
16 43 (1.25%) CCA
17 38 (1.10%) DBS Check
18 35 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 35 (1.02%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (8.94%) SLA
2 40 (1.16%) PCI DSS
3 38 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (0.84%) QA
5 15 (0.44%) GDPR
6 11 (0.32%) PMO
7 10 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 7 (0.20%) COBIT
10 4 (0.12%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.087%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.058%) DICOM
12 2 (0.058%) GCP
12 2 (0.058%) HL7
12 2 (0.058%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.058%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.058%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.029%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2,324 (67.46%) Active Directory
2 1,197 (34.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 885 (25.69%) Hyper-V
4 357 (10.36%) VMware ESXi
5 331 (9.61%) XenApp
6 310 (9.00%) vSphere
7 207 (6.01%) XenDesktop
8 140 (4.06%) Microsoft App-V
9 96 (2.79%) XenServer
10 68 (1.97%) DFS Replication
11 63 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
12 53 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
13 49 (1.42%) Terminal Services
14 46 (1.34%) VirtualBox
15 29 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
16 28 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
17 26 (0.75%) Docker
18 23 (0.67%) vCloud
19 19 (0.55%) Terminal Server
20 17 (0.49%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 487 (14.14%) SCCM
2 182 (5.28%) SCOM
3 120 (3.48%) WSUS
4 108 (3.13%) vCenter Server
5 106 (3.08%) Backup Exec
6 77 (2.24%) Microsoft Clustering
7 62 (1.80%) SCOrch
8 55 (1.60%) Puppet
9 42 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
10 41 (1.19%) AirWatch
10 41 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
11 38 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
12 36 (1.04%) Ansible
13 32 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 26 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
14 26 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
15 23 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
15 23 (0.67%) Simpana
16 22 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 21 (0.61%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 2,031 (58.96%) Microsoft
2 1,935 (56.17%) VMware
3 839 (24.35%) Citrix
4 745 (21.63%) Cisco
5 401 (11.64%) HP
6 190 (5.52%) NetApp
7 171 (4.96%) Apple
8 160 (4.64%) Veeam
9 142 (4.12%) Dell
10 119 (3.45%) Symantec
11 117 (3.40%) Red Hat
12 106 (3.08%) Oracle
13 92 (2.67%) IBM
14 86 (2.50%) Avaya
15 85 (2.47%) SolarWinds
16 71 (2.06%) CheckPoint
16 71 (2.06%) Sophos
17 69 (2.00%) Meraki
18 66 (1.92%) CommVault
18 66 (1.92%) Juniper