Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK > England
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 427 326 230
Rank change year-on-year -101 -96 -36
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 491 867 2,091
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.94% 1.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.24% 4.43% 6.64%
Number of salaries quoted 391 764 1,806
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,250 £24,000
25th Percentile £30,000 £29,500 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
75th Percentile £48,750 £52,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £60,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.01%

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 15,175 19,557 31,480
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.46% 21.21% 23.17%
Number of salaries quoted 12,133 16,080 25,388
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,500 £33,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%

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 10 May 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 10 May 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 -77 140 £50,000 +5.26% 17
South East -10 96 £37,500 +4.02% 11
North of England -30 93 £40,000 +12.68% 14
Midlands -8 72 £36,683 +1.19% 11
Yorkshire +2 57 £40,000 - 5
South West -35 45 £34,000 +13.33% 5
West Midlands +4 44 £40,000 +40.35% 8
East of England -16 43 £26,500 -31.17% 9
North West -26 30 £41,000 +17.14% 7
East Midlands -5 27 £32,500 -23.53% 3
North East +5 6 £51,000 +120.54% 2
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 10 May 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.

1 491 (100.00%) Windows
2 379 (77.19%) Windows Server
3 361 (73.52%) Active Directory
4 358 (72.91%) Microsoft
5 298 (60.69%) Microsoft 365
6 283 (57.64%) VMware
7 267 (54.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 208 (42.36%) Windows Server 2016
9 204 (41.55%) Azure
10 198 (40.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 183 (37.27%) Windows 10
12 178 (36.25%) Firewall
13 176 (35.85%) MS Exchange
14 130 (26.48%) Windows 7
15 128 (26.07%) Citrix
16 127 (25.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 124 (25.25%) Cisco
18 121 (24.64%) Hyper-V
19 119 (24.24%) DNS
20 117 (23.83%) Windows Server 2019
21 114 (23.22%) Microsoft Office
22 111 (22.61%) Social Skills
23 104 (21.18%) SQL Server
24 98 (19.96%) DHCP
25 96 (19.55%) PowerShell
25 96 (19.55%) SCCM
26 93 (18.94%) ITIL
27 91 (18.53%) VPN
28 89 (18.13%) SharePoint
29 84 (17.11%) VMware ESXi

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
1 176 (35.85%) MS Exchange
2 89 (18.13%) SharePoint
3 76 (15.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (6.31%) IIS
5 27 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 25 (5.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (2.44%) nginx
9 10 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
10 9 (1.83%) Confluence
11 7 (1.43%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.81%) WordPress
13 2 (0.41%) CMS
14 1 (0.20%) ArcGIS
14 1 (0.20%) MS Project Server
14 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 114 (23.22%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.41%) Relativity
2 2 (0.41%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 298 (60.69%) Microsoft 365
2 204 (41.55%) Azure
3 51 (10.39%) AWS
4 41 (8.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 28 (5.70%) Mimecast
6 19 (3.87%) IaaS
7 18 (3.67%) OneDrive
8 13 (2.65%) SaaS
9 10 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
10 8 (1.63%) PaaS
11 6 (1.22%) Google Workspace
12 3 (0.61%) GoToWebinar
13 2 (0.41%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 2 (0.41%) Azure Storage
13 2 (0.41%) Power Platform
14 1 (0.20%) GCP
14 1 (0.20%) OpenDNS
14 1 (0.20%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 178 (36.25%) Firewall
2 119 (24.24%) DNS
3 98 (19.96%) DHCP
4 91 (18.53%) VPN
5 80 (16.29%) TCP/IP
6 70 (14.26%) LAN
7 64 (13.03%) SAN
8 56 (11.41%) WAN
9 48 (9.78%) VoIP
10 35 (7.13%) VLAN
11 24 (4.89%) Wireless
12 22 (4.48%) Internet
12 22 (4.48%) Remote Desktop
13 20 (4.07%) MPLS
13 20 (4.07%) Skype
13 20 (4.07%) WLAN
14 17 (3.46%) Network Security
15 16 (3.26%) NetScaler
16 15 (3.05%) iSCSI
17 14 (2.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (21.18%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (2.24%) SQL Server 2016
4 9 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (1.43%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.22%) Big Data
8 5 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (1.02%) SQL Server 2019
9 4 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.41%) Power BI
10 2 (0.41%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.20%) DB2
11 1 (0.20%) GIS
11 1 (0.20%) MySQL
11 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (1.02%) JIRA
2 1 (0.20%) Hudson
2 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 111 (22.61%) Social Skills
2 69 (14.05%) Finance
3 22 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (4.07%) Retail
5 18 (3.67%) Legal
6 14 (2.85%) Banking
7 12 (2.44%) Law
8 11 (2.24%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.83%) Public Sector
10 8 (1.63%) Presentation Skills
11 7 (1.43%) Telecoms
12 6 (1.22%) Marketing
13 5 (1.02%) Aerospace
13 5 (1.02%) Electronics
13 5 (1.02%) Financial Institution
13 5 (1.02%) Mandarin Language
14 4 (0.81%) Local Government
15 2 (0.41%) Influencing Skills
16 1 (0.20%) Front Office
16 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 124 (25.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 80 (16.29%) Analyst
3 72 (14.66%) Support Engineer
4 62 (12.63%) IT Engineer
5 60 (12.22%) IT Support
6 43 (8.76%) Server Engineer
7 40 (8.15%) Service Desk Analyst
7 40 (8.15%) Windows Engineer
8 38 (7.74%) Service Analyst
9 33 (6.72%) 3rd Line Support
9 33 (6.72%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 31 (6.31%) 2nd Line Support
10 31 (6.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 29 (5.91%) IT Support Engineer
12 27 (5.50%) Support Analyst
13 26 (5.30%) Azure Engineer
14 23 (4.68%) IT Analyst
15 20 (4.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 20 (4.07%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
15 20 (4.07%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.07%) Web Services
2 10 (2.04%) .NET
3 9 (1.83%) ASP.NET
3 9 (1.83%) XML
4 8 (1.63%) CSS
4 8 (1.63%) HTML
5 6 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (1.22%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (1.22%) Java EE
5 6 (1.22%) Middleware
6 4 (0.81%) MDX
6 4 (0.81%) WSH
7 3 (0.61%) SAML
8 2 (0.41%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.41%) Ajax
8 2 (0.41%) Classic ASP
8 2 (0.41%) jQuery
8 2 (0.41%) LDAP
8 2 (0.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (0.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.16%) Data Centre
2 33 (6.72%) Clustering
3 25 (5.09%) Replication
4 16 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.85%) PKI
5 14 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (2.04%) Driving Licence
6 10 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
6 10 (2.04%) FMCG
6 10 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (1.83%) Fat Client
7 9 (1.83%) Thin Client
7 9 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.63%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.63%) EMC VNXe
8 8 (1.63%) FlexPod
8 8 (1.63%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 7 (1.43%) Smartphone
10 6 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (1.22%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 491 (100.00%) Windows
2 379 (77.19%) Windows Server
3 267 (54.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 208 (42.36%) Windows Server 2016
5 183 (37.27%) Windows 10
6 130 (26.48%) Windows 7
7 117 (23.83%) Windows Server 2019
8 73 (14.87%) Linux
9 59 (12.02%) Windows Server 2003
10 45 (9.16%) Windows 8
11 40 (8.15%) Android
12 22 (4.48%) Apple iOS
13 20 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 19 (3.87%) Mac OS X
15 13 (2.65%) Unix
16 9 (1.83%) CentOS
17 8 (1.63%) Oracle Linux
18 6 (1.22%) Ubuntu
19 5 (1.02%) Windows Vista
20 4 (0.81%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (25.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 93 (18.94%) ITIL
3 51 (10.39%) Disaster Recovery
4 43 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
5 33 (6.72%) Migration
6 23 (4.68%) Service Management
6 23 (4.68%) Storage Management
7 20 (4.07%) Change Management
7 20 (4.07%) Kalman Filter
8 19 (3.87%) Mentoring
9 18 (3.67%) Change Control
9 18 (3.67%) Mobile Device Management
10 17 (3.46%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (3.46%) Root Cause Analysis
10 17 (3.46%) Service Delivery
11 15 (3.05%) Incident Management
11 15 (3.05%) IT Strategy
11 15 (3.05%) Project Management
11 15 (3.05%) Server Management
12 14 (2.85%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 96 (19.55%) PowerShell
2 83 (16.90%) SQL
3 16 (3.26%) T-SQL
4 13 (2.65%) C#
5 12 (2.44%) C
6 10 (2.04%) VBScript
7 9 (1.83%) Python
8 8 (1.63%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.22%) Java
9 6 (1.22%) VB
10 4 (0.81%) R
11 3 (0.61%) PHP
11 3 (0.61%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.41%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.41%) Perl
12 2 (0.41%) PHP 4
12 2 (0.41%) Ruby
12 2 (0.41%) VB6
13 1 (0.20%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 63 (12.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (8.55%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (8.55%) Security Cleared
3 39 (7.94%) CCNA
4 38 (7.74%) MCSE
5 37 (7.54%) SC Cleared
6 20 (4.07%) MCSA
7 18 (3.67%) MCP
8 15 (3.05%) MCITP
9 13 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (2.24%) CCNP
10 11 (2.24%) Degree
11 9 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.22%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.81%) A+ Certification
13 4 (0.81%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.61%) MOS
15 2 (0.41%) CCA
15 2 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
15 2 (0.41%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (7.13%) SLA
2 12 (2.44%) GDPR
3 11 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.83%) QA
5 5 (1.02%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.61%) NIST
8 1 (0.20%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 361 (73.52%) Active Directory
2 198 (40.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (24.64%) Hyper-V
4 84 (17.11%) VMware ESXi
5 55 (11.20%) XenApp
6 40 (8.15%) XenDesktop
7 38 (7.74%) vSphere
8 26 (5.30%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (3.46%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (1.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (1.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 5 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.81%) Firmware
14 3 (0.61%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.41%) NFS
15 2 (0.41%) Samba
15 2 (0.41%) VMware NSX
15 2 (0.41%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 96 (19.55%) SCCM
2 40 (8.15%) Microsoft Intune
3 25 (5.09%) vCenter Server
4 20 (4.07%) Microsoft Clustering
5 19 (3.87%) NetBackup
6 17 (3.46%) WSUS
7 16 (3.26%) Nagios
7 16 (3.26%) SCVMM
8 14 (2.85%) SCOM
8 14 (2.85%) Single Sign-On
9 12 (2.44%) Backup Exec
9 12 (2.44%) HAProxy
10 11 (2.24%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
11 10 (2.04%) SCOrch
11 10 (2.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 9 (1.83%) Ansible
13 8 (1.63%) AirWatch
14 6 (1.22%) Kubernetes
14 6 (1.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 358 (72.91%) Microsoft
2 283 (57.64%) VMware
3 128 (26.07%) Citrix
4 124 (25.25%) Cisco
5 63 (12.83%) HP
5 63 (12.83%) Veeam
6 34 (6.92%) Dell
7 33 (6.72%) NetApp
8 32 (6.52%) Oracle
8 32 (6.52%) Sophos
9 30 (6.11%) EMC
9 30 (6.11%) Red Hat
10 27 (5.50%) Apple
11 25 (5.09%) Symantec
12 24 (4.89%) Meraki
13 20 (4.07%) Avaya
14 19 (3.87%) SonicWALL
15 17 (3.46%) Palo Alto
16 14 (2.85%) Juniper
17 12 (2.44%) CheckPoint