Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK > England
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 499 346 253
Rank change year-on-year -153 -93 -57
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 521 550 1,864
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.89% 1.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.79% 4.17% 6.12%
Number of salaries quoted 427 493 1,597
10th Percentile £23,650 £26,250 £23,750
25th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £28,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% -
75th Percentile £48,750 £53,750 £48,750
90th Percentile £59,250 £60,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 18,652 13,185 30,482
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.58% 21.27% 22.88%
Number of salaries quoted 13,532 10,966 24,576
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,550 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -207 114 £50,000 -4.76% 28
South East -79 110 £35,250 -2.22% 30
North of England -62 103 £40,000 +12.68% 33
Midlands -41 97 £35,000 +7.69% 14
Yorkshire -37 67 £40,000 - 15
West Midlands -48 62 £37,500 +20.00% 10
East of England -44 56 £37,500 -6.25% 16
South West -55 40 £30,000 -14.29% 13
East Midlands -31 35 £31,500 -25.88% 4
North West -66 30 £40,000 +14.29% 16
North East -32 6 £43,500 +89.13% 2
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 521 (100.00%) Windows
2 390 (74.86%) Windows Server
3 377 (72.36%) Active Directory
4 362 (69.48%) Microsoft
5 297 (57.01%) VMware
6 279 (53.55%) Microsoft 365
7 276 (52.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 205 (39.35%) Windows Server 2016
9 203 (38.96%) Azure
10 192 (36.85%) Windows 10
11 191 (36.66%) VMware Infrastructure
11 191 (36.66%) Firewall
12 160 (30.71%) MS Exchange
13 150 (28.79%) Windows Server 2019
14 147 (28.21%) Hyper-V
15 143 (27.45%) Citrix
16 142 (27.26%) DNS
17 141 (27.06%) SQL Server
18 130 (24.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 126 (24.18%) Windows 7
20 124 (23.80%) Cisco
20 124 (23.80%) Social Skills
21 119 (22.84%) Microsoft Office
22 116 (22.26%) DHCP
23 110 (21.11%) ITIL
24 107 (20.54%) LAN
25 97 (18.62%) SQL
26 92 (17.66%) SharePoint
27 91 (17.47%) PowerShell
28 86 (16.51%) VPN

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
1 160 (30.71%) MS Exchange
2 92 (17.66%) SharePoint
3 78 (14.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 44 (8.45%) IIS
5 31 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 26 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (2.30%) nginx
7 12 (2.30%) Skype for Business
8 7 (1.34%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (1.15%) CMS
9 6 (1.15%) Confluence
9 6 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.96%) Apache
10 5 (0.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 5 (0.96%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.96%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.19%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.19%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 119 (22.84%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.77%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.38%) MicroStation
4 2 (0.38%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.58%) Exchequer
2 2 (0.38%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.19%) Relativity
3 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.19%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 279 (53.55%) Microsoft 365
2 203 (38.96%) Azure
3 51 (9.79%) AWS
4 42 (8.06%) Azure Active Directory
5 26 (4.99%) Mimecast
6 20 (3.84%) IaaS
7 17 (3.26%) Power Platform
8 15 (2.88%) SaaS
9 8 (1.54%) Google Workspace
10 5 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.96%) OneDrive
10 5 (0.96%) PaaS
11 3 (0.58%) GoToWebinar
12 2 (0.38%) Azure Storage
12 2 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.38%) GCP
13 1 (0.19%) Azure Sentinel
13 1 (0.19%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 191 (36.66%) Firewall
2 142 (27.26%) DNS
3 116 (22.26%) DHCP
4 107 (20.54%) LAN
5 86 (16.51%) VPN
6 82 (15.74%) TCP/IP
6 82 (15.74%) WAN
7 81 (15.55%) SAN
8 38 (7.29%) VoIP
9 34 (6.53%) Remote Desktop
10 30 (5.76%) Wi-Fi
11 29 (5.57%) VLAN
11 29 (5.57%) Wireless
12 27 (5.18%) Internet
13 17 (3.26%) WLAN
14 16 (3.07%) Skype
15 15 (2.88%) MPLS
16 13 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
16 13 (2.50%) NetScaler
17 12 (2.30%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (27.06%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.26%) Power BI
3 16 (3.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
5 11 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.34%) MySQL
7 7 (1.34%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.58%) Data Vault
12 2 (0.38%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2019
12 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.19%) Azure SQL Database
13 1 (0.19%) DB2
13 1 (0.19%) GIS
13 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (2.50%) JIRA
2 4 (0.77%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.19%) Hudson
3 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 124 (23.80%) Social Skills
2 64 (12.28%) Finance
3 43 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.45%) Legal
4 18 (3.45%) Organisational Skills
5 13 (2.50%) Retail
6 9 (1.73%) Presentation Skills
7 8 (1.54%) Banking
8 7 (1.34%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.34%) Local Government
9 6 (1.15%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.15%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.77%) Law
10 4 (0.77%) Military
10 4 (0.77%) Public Sector
11 3 (0.58%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.58%) Documentation Skills
12 2 (0.38%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.19%) Danish Language
13 1 (0.19%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 112 (21.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 75 (14.40%) IT Support
2 75 (14.40%) Support Engineer
3 74 (14.20%) Analyst
4 55 (10.56%) Server Engineer
5 51 (9.79%) Windows Engineer
6 45 (8.64%) Support Analyst
7 43 (8.25%) IT Engineer
8 40 (7.68%) 2nd Line Support
9 35 (6.72%) 3rd Line Support
10 31 (5.95%) Architect
11 30 (5.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 30 (5.76%) Support Technician
12 28 (5.37%) Service Analyst
12 28 (5.37%) Service Desk Analyst
13 25 (4.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 25 (4.80%) IT Support Technician
13 25 (4.80%) IT Technician
14 24 (4.61%) Administrator
15 23 (4.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.07%) Web Services
2 11 (2.11%) HTML
3 10 (1.92%) .NET
4 8 (1.54%) Middleware
5 7 (1.34%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.34%) Java EE
5 7 (1.34%) XML
6 6 (1.15%) .NET Core
6 6 (1.15%) .NET Framework
6 6 (1.15%) Ajax
6 6 (1.15%) Classic ASP
6 6 (1.15%) CSS
6 6 (1.15%) Entity Framework
6 6 (1.15%) jQuery
6 6 (1.15%) LAMP
6 6 (1.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (1.15%) WSH
6 6 (1.15%) XSLT
7 5 (0.96%) OC4J
8 4 (0.77%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 56 (10.75%) Data Centre
2 32 (6.14%) Clustering
3 23 (4.41%) Driving Licence
4 19 (3.65%) Replication
5 15 (2.88%) Fat Client
5 15 (2.88%) Thin Client
6 14 (2.69%) PKI
7 12 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (1.92%) Public Cloud
9 9 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (1.73%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.54%) iPhone
10 8 (1.54%) Microsoft Licensing
11 7 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (1.15%) FMCG
12 6 (1.15%) Legacy Systems
12 6 (1.15%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
13 5 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
13 5 (0.96%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 521 (100.00%) Windows
2 390 (74.86%) Windows Server
3 276 (52.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 205 (39.35%) Windows Server 2016
5 192 (36.85%) Windows 10
6 150 (28.79%) Windows Server 2019
7 126 (24.18%) Windows 7
8 76 (14.59%) Linux
9 67 (12.86%) Windows 8
10 63 (12.09%) Windows Server 2003
11 31 (5.95%) Android
12 22 (4.22%) Apple iOS
13 20 (3.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 20 (3.84%) Windows XP
14 17 (3.26%) Unix
15 10 (1.92%) Mac OS X
16 8 (1.54%) SUSE
17 7 (1.34%) Oracle Linux
18 5 (0.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 5 (0.96%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (24.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 110 (21.11%) ITIL
3 50 (9.60%) Disaster Recovery
4 37 (7.10%) Problem-Solving
5 33 (6.33%) Migration
6 29 (5.57%) Storage Management
7 26 (4.99%) Mentoring
7 26 (4.99%) Project Management
8 24 (4.61%) Change Management
9 23 (4.41%) IT Strategy
10 22 (4.22%) High Availability
10 22 (4.22%) Project Delivery
10 22 (4.22%) Server Management
11 20 (3.84%) Network Management
11 20 (3.84%) Service Management
12 19 (3.65%) Cybersecurity
12 19 (3.65%) Patch Management
12 19 (3.65%) Root Cause Analysis
12 19 (3.65%) Service Delivery
13 18 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (18.62%) SQL
2 91 (17.47%) PowerShell
3 17 (3.26%) VBScript
4 12 (2.30%) C
5 11 (2.11%) Java
5 11 (2.11%) Python
5 11 (2.11%) T-SQL
6 10 (1.92%) C#
6 10 (1.92%) VB
7 7 (1.34%) PHP
8 6 (1.15%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.15%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.15%) PHP 4
8 6 (1.15%) VB6
9 5 (0.96%) Korn
9 5 (0.96%) Perl
10 2 (0.38%) R
11 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.19%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 72 (13.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (8.45%) MCSE
2 44 (8.45%) Security Cleared
3 34 (6.53%) Degree
4 32 (6.14%) SC Cleared
5 28 (5.37%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (4.80%) MCSA
7 18 (3.45%) CCNA
7 18 (3.45%) MCITP
7 18 (3.45%) MCP
8 8 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.34%) CCNP
10 6 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.96%) A+ Certification
11 5 (0.96%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (0.96%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.77%) CCDP
13 3 (0.58%) MCDST
14 2 (0.38%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.49%) SLA
2 16 (3.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 12 (2.30%) GDPR
4 11 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (1.34%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.58%) NIST
6 3 (0.58%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.38%) QA
8 1 (0.19%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 377 (72.36%) Active Directory
2 191 (36.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 147 (28.21%) Hyper-V
4 63 (12.09%) XenApp
5 58 (11.13%) VMware ESXi
6 47 (9.02%) vSphere
7 42 (8.06%) XenDesktop
8 21 (4.03%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (2.50%) Terminal Services
10 11 (2.11%) VirtualBox
11 9 (1.73%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (1.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 6 (1.15%) VMware NSX
14 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.77%) NFS
15 3 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
16 1 (0.19%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 81 (15.55%) SCCM
2 43 (8.25%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 27 (5.18%) Microsoft Intune
4 19 (3.65%) NetBackup
4 19 (3.65%) WSUS
5 18 (3.45%) Nagios
6 17 (3.26%) Microsoft Clustering
7 16 (3.07%) vCenter Server
8 14 (2.69%) SCVMM
9 13 (2.50%) SCOM
10 12 (2.30%) HAProxy
10 12 (2.30%) Single Sign-On
11 10 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
12 9 (1.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 8 (1.54%) Backup Exec
13 8 (1.54%) Kubernetes
14 7 (1.34%) Failover Clustering
14 7 (1.34%) SCOrch
15 6 (1.15%) HP Data Protector
15 6 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 362 (69.48%) Microsoft
2 297 (57.01%) VMware
3 143 (27.45%) Citrix
4 124 (23.80%) Cisco
5 74 (14.20%) Veeam
6 63 (12.09%) HP
7 37 (7.10%) Oracle
8 36 (6.91%) Sophos
9 35 (6.72%) Dell
10 26 (4.99%) Meraki
11 23 (4.41%) NetApp
11 23 (4.41%) Symantec
12 21 (4.03%) EMC
13 19 (3.65%) SonicWALL
14 18 (3.45%) Palo Alto
14 18 (3.45%) Red Hat
15 16 (3.07%) Acronis
15 16 (3.07%) JD Edwards
15 16 (3.07%) MAPICS
16 15 (2.88%) McAfee