Period
to 21 September 2020

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 21 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK > England
6 months to
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 342 242 204
Rank change year-on-year -100 -38 -43
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 383 1,779 2,788
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.84% 1.37% 1.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.93% 5.98% 7.75%
Number of salaries quoted 339 1,514 2,442
Median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -5.06% +5.33%
10th Percentile £26,000 £23,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,700 £62,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +8.11% -3.90% +2.67%

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 9,735 29,774 35,976
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.39% 22.97% 23.03%
Number of salaries quoted 8,049 23,694 29,222
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £81,700 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

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 21 September 2020.

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 21 September 2020. 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 -33 128 £55,000 +22.22% 8
South East -15 84 £45,000 +20.00% 22
North of England -4 69 £35,000 +7.69% 21
Midlands +21 43 £32,500 +8.33% 11
East of England +30 37 £40,000 +2.56% 8
North West +58 32 £35,000 +7.69% 12
West Midlands +20 30 £32,500 +12.07% 6
Yorkshire +22 28 £36,750 +13.08% 8
South West +18 21 £35,000 +2.94% 6
East Midlands +58 13 £42,500 +41.67% 5
North East +24 9 £23,125 -22.92% 1
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 2020, 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.

1 383 (100.00%) Windows
2 298 (77.81%) Active Directory
3 279 (72.85%) Windows Server
4 276 (72.06%) Microsoft
5 257 (67.10%) VMware
6 204 (53.26%) Office 365
7 199 (51.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 194 (50.65%) Windows Server 2016
9 171 (44.65%) DNS
10 168 (43.86%) VMware Infrastructure
11 166 (43.34%) Azure
12 157 (40.99%) DHCP
13 133 (34.73%) Citrix
13 133 (34.73%) Hyper-V
14 128 (33.42%) Windows 10
15 121 (31.59%) MS Exchange
16 119 (31.07%) Windows 7
17 109 (28.46%) TCP/IP
17 109 (28.46%) Cisco
18 107 (27.94%) ITIL
19 95 (24.80%) PowerShell
20 94 (24.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 91 (23.76%) LAN
22 87 (22.72%) SAN
23 85 (22.19%) SCCM
24 84 (21.93%) Firewall
24 84 (21.93%) Data Centre
25 83 (21.67%) WAN
26 81 (21.15%) Microsoft Certification
27 72 (18.80%) HP

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
1 121 (31.59%) MS Exchange
2 55 (14.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 45 (11.75%) IIS
4 39 (10.18%) SharePoint
5 33 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (4.96%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.57%) Confluence
7 6 (1.57%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.78%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.26%) Apache
10 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 70 (18.28%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.87%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.04%) Salerio
3 3 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.52%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.52%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.26%) BASE24
5 1 (0.26%) Faxination
Cloud Services
1 204 (53.26%) Office 365
2 166 (43.34%) Azure
3 57 (14.88%) AWS
4 35 (9.14%) IaaS
5 20 (5.22%) SaaS
6 19 (4.96%) PaaS
7 18 (4.70%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (2.35%) Mimecast
10 6 (1.57%) Power Platform
11 3 (0.78%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.26%) G Suite
13 1 (0.26%) GCP
13 1 (0.26%) Logic Apps
13 1 (0.26%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 171 (44.65%) DNS
2 157 (40.99%) DHCP
3 109 (28.46%) TCP/IP
4 91 (23.76%) LAN
5 87 (22.72%) SAN
6 84 (21.93%) Firewall
7 83 (21.67%) WAN
8 52 (13.58%) VPN
9 43 (11.23%) iSCSI
10 40 (10.44%) Fibre Channel
11 33 (8.62%) NetScaler
12 31 (8.09%) VoIP
13 27 (7.05%) Wireless
14 23 (6.01%) Skype
15 20 (5.22%) Internet
15 20 (5.22%) VLAN
16 19 (4.96%) Remote Desktop
17 14 (3.66%) Wi-Fi
18 9 (2.35%) Cisco IOS
18 9 (2.35%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (18.28%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (3.39%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (2.87%) SQL Server 2016
5 9 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (2.09%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.31%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.31%) Power BI
9 3 (0.78%) Big Data
9 3 (0.78%) MySQL
9 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2019
10 2 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.52%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.35%) JIRA
2 8 (2.09%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.78%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.78%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.78%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.26%) MSI
General
1 42 (10.97%) Finance
2 7 (1.83%) Banking
2 7 (1.83%) Law
3 6 (1.57%) Back Office
4 5 (1.31%) Public Sector
5 4 (1.04%) Local Government
6 3 (0.78%) Billing
6 3 (0.78%) Retail
6 3 (0.78%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.52%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.26%) Advertising
8 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.26%) Games
8 1 (0.26%) International Banking
8 1 (0.26%) Legal
8 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 80 (20.89%) Analyst
2 63 (16.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 48 (12.53%) Support Engineer
4 47 (12.27%) IT Engineer
5 38 (9.92%) Server Engineer
6 34 (8.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 31 (8.09%) IT Support
8 27 (7.05%) 3rd Line Support
9 22 (5.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 20 (5.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 20 (5.22%) IT Analyst
11 19 (4.96%) Service Analyst
12 18 (4.70%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 18 (4.70%) Service Desk Analyst
13 17 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
13 17 (4.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 17 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
14 16 (4.18%) Support Analyst
14 16 (4.18%) Windows Engineer
15 15 (3.92%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.13%) LDAP
1 12 (3.13%) Web Services
2 11 (2.87%) .NET
3 9 (2.35%) XML
4 5 (1.31%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.31%) CSS
4 5 (1.31%) HTML
5 4 (1.04%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.04%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (1.04%) Regular Expression
6 3 (0.78%) DHTML
6 3 (0.78%) WSH
6 3 (0.78%) XHTML
7 2 (0.52%) EDI
7 2 (0.52%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.52%) HTML5
8 1 (0.26%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.26%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.26%) Node.js
8 1 (0.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 84 (21.93%) Data Centre
2 36 (9.40%) Self-Motivation
3 27 (7.05%) Management Information System
4 26 (6.79%) Clustering
5 18 (4.70%) Replication
6 13 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.61%) Life Science
8 9 (2.35%) Driving Licence
8 9 (2.35%) Private Cloud
9 8 (2.09%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.83%) HP Storage
11 6 (1.57%) EMC VMAX
11 6 (1.57%) EMC VNX
11 6 (1.57%) Equities
11 6 (1.57%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.57%) IBM XIV
11 6 (1.57%) Thin Client
12 5 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (1.04%) Derivative
13 4 (1.04%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 383 (100.00%) Windows
2 279 (72.85%) Windows Server
3 199 (51.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 194 (50.65%) Windows Server 2016
5 128 (33.42%) Windows 10
6 119 (31.07%) Windows 7
7 68 (17.75%) Windows Server 2019
8 67 (17.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 57 (14.88%) Windows 8
10 55 (14.36%) Linux
11 29 (7.57%) Unix
12 17 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (2.35%) Android
14 8 (2.09%) CentOS
15 7 (1.83%) Oracle Linux
16 6 (1.57%) Data ONTAP
16 6 (1.57%) Ubuntu
17 5 (1.31%) Solaris
18 4 (1.04%) Apple iOS
19 3 (0.78%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (27.94%) ITIL
2 94 (24.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 45 (11.75%) Change Management
4 43 (11.23%) Disaster Recovery
4 43 (11.23%) Project Management
5 36 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
6 32 (8.36%) Project Delivery
7 28 (7.31%) Server Management
8 25 (6.53%) Storage Management
9 22 (5.74%) Performance Monitoring
10 21 (5.48%) Problem Management
10 21 (5.48%) Technical Leadership
11 20 (5.22%) DevOps
11 20 (5.22%) ITSM
11 20 (5.22%) Service Delivery
11 20 (5.22%) Validation
12 19 (4.96%) Incident Management
12 19 (4.96%) Patch Management
12 19 (4.96%) Proactive Management
13 17 (4.44%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 95 (24.80%) PowerShell
2 53 (13.84%) SQL
3 10 (2.61%) Perl
4 9 (2.35%) Python
5 8 (2.09%) VBScript
6 6 (1.57%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.57%) VB
7 5 (1.31%) C#
7 5 (1.31%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.31%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.78%) Java
8 3 (0.78%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.78%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.78%) VB6
8 3 (0.78%) XQuery
9 2 (0.52%) R
9 2 (0.52%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.26%) C
10 1 (0.26%) PHP
10 1 (0.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 81 (21.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (12.53%) MCSE
3 47 (12.27%) MCSA
4 44 (11.49%) Security Cleared
5 31 (8.09%) Server+ Certification
6 21 (5.48%) DV Cleared
7 18 (4.70%) Degree
8 17 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
8 17 (4.44%) SC Cleared
9 16 (4.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 15 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
12 10 (2.61%) MCP
13 9 (2.35%) CCNA
13 9 (2.35%) MCITP
14 8 (2.09%) VCP5
15 4 (1.04%) CCNP
16 3 (0.78%) HND
17 2 (0.52%) HNC
18 1 (0.26%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (8.88%) SLA
2 10 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.35%) GDPR
4 7 (1.83%) QA
5 6 (1.57%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 298 (77.81%) Active Directory
2 168 (43.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (34.73%) Hyper-V
4 51 (13.32%) VMware ESXi
5 49 (12.79%) vSphere
6 29 (7.57%) XenApp
7 17 (4.44%) Virtual Servers
8 16 (4.18%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (2.87%) VMware Workstation
10 10 (2.61%) XenDesktop
11 7 (1.83%) DFS Replication
12 6 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (1.57%) NFS
13 5 (1.31%) vCloud
14 3 (0.78%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 3 (0.78%) Firmware
14 3 (0.78%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.52%) Docker
15 2 (0.52%) VirtualBox
16 1 (0.26%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 85 (22.19%) SCCM
2 39 (10.18%) SCVMM
3 36 (9.40%) WSUS
4 35 (9.14%) SCOM
5 24 (6.27%) Backup Exec
6 20 (5.22%) Ansible
6 20 (5.22%) Microsoft Intune
6 20 (5.22%) NetBackup
7 19 (4.96%) EMC NetWorker
8 17 (4.44%) Puppet
9 14 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (2.09%) HP Data Protector
11 7 (1.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (1.04%) Nagios
13 4 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
13 4 (1.04%) vCenter Server
14 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
14 3 (0.78%) Terraform
15 2 (0.52%) Simpana
Vendors
1 276 (72.06%) Microsoft
2 257 (67.10%) VMware
3 133 (34.73%) Citrix
4 109 (28.46%) Cisco
5 72 (18.80%) HP
6 37 (9.66%) Veeam
7 35 (9.14%) Symantec
8 34 (8.88%) EMC
9 25 (6.53%) Sophos
10 24 (6.27%) Red Hat
11 23 (6.01%) Oracle
12 21 (5.48%) Dell
13 14 (3.66%) CheckPoint
14 13 (3.39%) CommVault
14 13 (3.39%) NetApp
15 11 (2.87%) Siemens
16 9 (2.35%) Juniper
16 9 (2.35%) MobileIron
17 8 (2.09%) Adobe
17 8 (2.09%) Palo Alto