Period
to 17 October 2021

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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 564 362 249
Rank change year-on-year -202 -113 -45
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 485 345 1,739
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.78% 1.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.50% 3.65% 5.95%
Number of salaries quoted 392 312 1,488
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,050 £23,000
25th Percentile £26,962 £31,063 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -10.26% +4.00% -1.32%
75th Percentile £48,000 £48,750 £48,750
90th Percentile £62,250 £63,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £35,250 £37,500 £36,464
% change year-on-year -6.00% +2.84% -2.76%

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 19,426 9,440 29,221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.74% 21.45% 23.04%
Number of salaries quoted 13,764 7,960 23,703
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,500 £25,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in England

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in England.

Salary trend for Windows Server 2008 in England

Windows Server 2008
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in England over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 2021. 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 -260 104 £49,500 -10.00% 28
South East -139 101 £35,000 -2.91% 23
North of England -100 99 £32,500 - 40
Midlands -71 81 £30,000 -7.69% 16
East of England -72 68 £34,000 -15.00% 11
Yorkshire -63 63 £34,750 +6.92% 10
West Midlands -90 44 £30,000 -7.69% 11
East Midlands -54 36 £31,500 -3.08% 5
South West -69 31 £30,000 -14.29% 7
North West -96 27 £28,500 -18.57% 28
North East -29 9 £43,500 +87.10% 2
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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.

1 485 (100.00%) Windows
2 363 (74.85%) Windows Server
3 323 (66.60%) Active Directory
4 299 (61.65%) Microsoft
5 276 (56.91%) VMware
6 255 (52.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 244 (50.31%) Microsoft 365
8 199 (41.03%) Azure
9 197 (40.62%) Windows Server 2016
10 182 (37.53%) Windows 10
11 177 (36.49%) VMware Infrastructure
12 162 (33.40%) Hyper-V
13 161 (33.20%) Firewall
14 157 (32.37%) DNS
15 144 (29.69%) Windows Server 2019
16 142 (29.28%) MS Exchange
17 139 (28.66%) Social Skills
18 138 (28.45%) DHCP
19 127 (26.19%) ITIL
20 126 (25.98%) Windows 7
21 125 (25.77%) SQL Server
22 123 (25.36%) Microsoft Office
22 123 (25.36%) LAN
23 116 (23.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 113 (23.30%) Citrix
25 110 (22.68%) Cisco
26 107 (22.06%) WAN
27 103 (21.24%) TCP/IP
28 93 (19.18%) SAN
29 92 (18.97%) SQL

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
1 142 (29.28%) MS Exchange
2 88 (18.14%) SharePoint
3 62 (12.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 46 (9.48%) IIS
5 41 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 32 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (2.06%) Skype for Business
9 8 (1.65%) Apache
9 8 (1.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 8 (1.65%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.65%) WebLogic
10 6 (1.24%) CMS
10 6 (1.24%) nginx
11 3 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.41%) Confluence
12 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 123 (25.36%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.24%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.41%) MicroStation
4 2 (0.41%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.62%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.21%) Salerio
2 1 (0.21%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 244 (50.31%) Microsoft 365
2 199 (41.03%) Azure
3 53 (10.93%) AWS
4 39 (8.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (4.54%) Mimecast
6 20 (4.12%) Power Platform
7 14 (2.89%) SaaS
8 6 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (1.24%) IaaS
9 5 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.03%) Google Workspace
10 2 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.41%) AWS OpsWorks
10 2 (0.41%) Serverless
11 1 (0.21%) Azure Sentinel
11 1 (0.21%) GCP
11 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 161 (33.20%) Firewall
2 157 (32.37%) DNS
3 138 (28.45%) DHCP
4 123 (25.36%) LAN
5 107 (22.06%) WAN
6 103 (21.24%) TCP/IP
7 93 (19.18%) SAN
8 64 (13.20%) VPN
9 40 (8.25%) Wi-Fi
10 28 (5.77%) Wireless
11 27 (5.57%) VoIP
12 26 (5.36%) VLAN
13 24 (4.95%) Remote Desktop
13 24 (4.95%) Skype
14 16 (3.30%) Fibre Channel
14 16 (3.30%) Internet
15 12 (2.47%) WLAN
16 11 (2.27%) HTTP
16 11 (2.27%) iSCSI
17 10 (2.06%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (25.77%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.12%) Power BI
3 16 (3.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (3.09%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (1.86%) MySQL
5 9 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.62%) Data Vault
8 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2019
9 1 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (3.30%) JIRA
2 4 (0.82%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.62%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.21%) Ant
4 1 (0.21%) Hudson
4 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.21%) MSI
4 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 139 (28.66%) Social Skills
2 59 (12.16%) Finance
3 51 (10.52%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (5.36%) Organisational Skills
5 13 (2.68%) Presentation Skills
6 12 (2.47%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.27%) Legal
7 11 (2.27%) Retail
8 8 (1.65%) Banking
8 8 (1.65%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.82%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.82%) Local Government
10 3 (0.62%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.62%) Law
10 3 (0.62%) Military
10 3 (0.62%) Public Sector
11 2 (0.41%) Marketing
12 1 (0.21%) Back Office
12 1 (0.21%) Danish Language
12 1 (0.21%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 88 (18.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 85 (17.53%) Support Engineer
3 77 (15.88%) IT Support
4 75 (15.46%) Analyst
5 54 (11.13%) Support Analyst
6 44 (9.07%) 2nd Line Support
7 37 (7.63%) IT Engineer
8 36 (7.42%) Server Engineer
9 35 (7.22%) Architect
10 32 (6.60%) 3rd Line Support
11 30 (6.19%) IT Technician
12 29 (5.98%) Service Analyst
12 29 (5.98%) Support Technician
12 29 (5.98%) Windows Engineer
13 28 (5.77%) Infrastructure Architect
14 27 (5.57%) IT Support Technician
15 25 (5.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 24 (4.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 24 (4.95%) Service Desk Analyst
17 23 (4.74%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.71%) Web Services
2 17 (3.51%) .NET
3 14 (2.89%) HTML
4 8 (1.65%) LAMP
4 8 (1.65%) OC4J
5 7 (1.44%) XML
5 7 (1.44%) XSLT
6 6 (1.24%) .NET Core
6 6 (1.24%) .NET Framework
6 6 (1.24%) Ajax
6 6 (1.24%) ASP.NET
6 6 (1.24%) Classic ASP
6 6 (1.24%) CSS
6 6 (1.24%) Entity Framework
6 6 (1.24%) jQuery
6 6 (1.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (1.03%) WSH
8 4 (0.82%) Middleware
8 4 (0.82%) REST
9 3 (0.62%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 52 (10.72%) Data Centre
2 28 (5.77%) Driving Licence
3 20 (4.12%) Replication
4 19 (3.92%) Clustering
5 13 (2.68%) PKI
6 12 (2.47%) Fat Client
6 12 (2.47%) Public Cloud
6 12 (2.47%) Thin Client
7 11 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (1.86%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.65%) PMI
9 8 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.44%) iPhone
10 7 (1.44%) User Experience
11 6 (1.24%) EMC VNX
11 6 (1.24%) HP Storage
12 5 (1.03%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Licensing
12 5 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.82%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 485 (100.00%) Windows
2 363 (74.85%) Windows Server
3 255 (52.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 197 (40.62%) Windows Server 2016
5 182 (37.53%) Windows 10
6 144 (29.69%) Windows Server 2019
7 126 (25.98%) Windows 7
8 67 (13.81%) Windows 8
9 65 (13.40%) Linux
10 48 (9.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 24 (4.95%) Windows XP
12 23 (4.74%) Android
13 14 (2.89%) SUSE
13 14 (2.89%) Unix
14 13 (2.68%) Mac OS X
14 13 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (2.47%) Apple iOS
16 8 (1.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 4 (0.82%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (26.19%) ITIL
2 116 (23.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 55 (11.34%) Problem-Solving
4 41 (8.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 38 (7.84%) Mentoring
5 38 (7.84%) Project Management
6 36 (7.42%) Change Management
7 35 (7.22%) High Availability
8 26 (5.36%) Migration
8 26 (5.36%) Project Delivery
9 25 (5.15%) Patch Management
9 25 (5.15%) Root Cause Analysis
10 23 (4.74%) ERP
10 23 (4.74%) Server Management
10 23 (4.74%) Service Management
11 22 (4.54%) Network Management
12 20 (4.12%) IT Strategy
13 19 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (3.71%) Programme Management
15 17 (3.51%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 92 (18.97%) SQL
2 70 (14.43%) PowerShell
3 13 (2.68%) VBScript
4 12 (2.47%) C
5 11 (2.27%) C#
5 11 (2.27%) Python
5 11 (2.27%) VB
6 10 (2.06%) Java
7 9 (1.86%) Bash Shell
7 9 (1.86%) Perl
8 8 (1.65%) Korn
9 6 (1.24%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.24%) PHP
9 6 (1.24%) PHP 4
9 6 (1.24%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.24%) VB6
10 5 (1.03%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.21%) AWK
Qualifications
1 57 (11.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (10.10%) Degree
3 41 (8.45%) MCSE
4 31 (6.39%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (4.95%) MCSA
6 20 (4.12%) CCNA
6 20 (4.12%) MCITP
7 19 (3.92%) Security Cleared
8 12 (2.47%) CCNP
9 11 (2.27%) MCP
10 8 (1.65%) PMI Certification
11 7 (1.44%) DBS Check
11 7 (1.44%) SC Cleared
12 6 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.03%) A+ Certification
13 5 (1.03%) CCDP
13 5 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (1.03%) MCDST
14 4 (0.82%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (9.48%) SLA
2 21 (4.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 14 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.44%) Cyber Essentials
4 7 (1.44%) GDPR
5 5 (1.03%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.82%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.41%) NCSC
8 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 323 (66.60%) Active Directory
2 177 (36.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 162 (33.40%) Hyper-V
4 64 (13.20%) vSphere
5 61 (12.58%) XenApp
6 52 (10.72%) VMware ESXi
7 41 (8.45%) XenDesktop
8 17 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (2.68%) Terminal Services
10 11 (2.27%) VirtualBox
11 9 (1.86%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (1.03%) NFS
13 4 (0.82%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.62%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 2 (0.41%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.41%) Firmware
15 2 (0.41%) vCloud
15 2 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.41%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 72 (14.85%) SCCM
2 28 (5.77%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 21 (4.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 19 (3.92%) SCOM
5 18 (3.71%) WSUS
6 17 (3.51%) SCVMM
7 15 (3.09%) Nagios
7 15 (3.09%) NetBackup
8 14 (2.89%) Backup Exec
9 7 (1.44%) vCenter Server
10 6 (1.24%) FortiGate
10 6 (1.24%) HAProxy
10 6 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.82%) Ansible
11 4 (0.82%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.82%) Kubernetes
11 4 (0.82%) QRadar
11 4 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (0.62%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.62%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 299 (61.65%) Microsoft
2 276 (56.91%) VMware
3 113 (23.30%) Citrix
4 110 (22.68%) Cisco
5 77 (15.88%) Veeam
6 51 (10.52%) HP
7 46 (9.48%) Dell
8 39 (8.04%) Sophos
9 30 (6.19%) Oracle
10 21 (4.33%) JD Edwards
11 20 (4.12%) Acronis
11 20 (4.12%) MAPICS
11 20 (4.12%) Meraki
12 19 (3.92%) NetApp
13 18 (3.71%) SolarWinds
14 17 (3.51%) EMC
15 16 (3.30%) Hitachi
15 16 (3.30%) SonicWALL
16 15 (3.09%) CommVault
16 15 (3.09%) Ivanti