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

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK > England
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 291 209 172
Rank change year-on-year -82 -37 -32
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1,252 2,373 3,451
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.10% 1.69% 2.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.93% 7.24% 8.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,088 2,049 2,999
England median annual salary £36,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £22,863 £24,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £57,875 £61,050 £59,500
UK median annual salary £36,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -2.67% +7.14% -

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 25,395 32,756 40,269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.22% 23.31% 24.40%
Number of salaries quoted 20,552 26,451 33,331
England median annual salary £46,746 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.59% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +3.45%

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 21 February 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 February 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 -118 389 £45,000 +5.88% 81
South East -65 261 £34,000 -9.33% 66
North of England -13 232 £35,000 +6.06% 80
Midlands -9 158 £31,250 -10.71% 40
North West +13 121 £34,000 +4.62% 44
Yorkshire +17 107 £37,500 +15.38% 22
East of England -38 107 £35,000 - 32
South West +6 104 £31,500 -10.00% 20
West Midlands -6 89 £29,000 -22.67% 28
East Midlands +20 68 £37,500 +15.38% 12
North East -21 4 £72,312 +74.19% 14
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 1,252 (100.00%) Windows
2 950 (75.88%) Windows Server
3 937 (74.84%) Active Directory
4 818 (65.34%) Microsoft
5 680 (54.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 648 (51.76%) VMware
7 622 (49.68%) Office 365
8 427 (34.11%) DNS
9 422 (33.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 411 (32.83%) Windows 10
11 406 (32.43%) Windows 7
12 394 (31.47%) DHCP
13 383 (30.59%) MS Exchange
14 374 (29.87%) Firewall
15 353 (28.19%) Azure
16 320 (25.56%) ITIL
17 317 (25.32%) Citrix
18 314 (25.08%) Hyper-V
19 305 (24.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 283 (22.60%) PowerShell
21 253 (20.21%) SQL Server
22 242 (19.33%) TCP/IP
23 240 (19.17%) Cisco
24 230 (18.37%) SCCM
25 216 (17.25%) Microsoft Office
26 215 (17.17%) Exchange Server 2010
27 211 (16.85%) Microsoft Certification
28 199 (15.89%) SQL
29 197 (15.73%) Linux
30 176 (14.06%) Problem-Solving

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
1 383 (30.59%) MS Exchange
2 215 (17.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 162 (12.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 98 (7.83%) IIS
5 97 (7.75%) SharePoint
6 67 (5.35%) Skype for Business
7 54 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (1.20%) Apache
9 10 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (0.72%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.64%) Drupal
11 8 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.56%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.48%) SAS
13 6 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
15 4 (0.32%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.32%) JBoss
16 3 (0.24%) Confluence
Applications
1 216 (17.25%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.72%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.080%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.080%) InDesign
6 1 (0.080%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 19 (1.52%) Salerio
2 7 (0.56%) Exchequer
3 6 (0.48%) Sage 200
4 5 (0.40%) Line 50
4 5 (0.40%) Pegasus Opera
5 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.16%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.080%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.080%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 622 (49.68%) Office 365
2 353 (28.19%) Azure
3 150 (11.98%) AWS
4 43 (3.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 39 (3.12%) SaaS
6 32 (2.56%) IaaS
6 32 (2.56%) Mimecast
7 21 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (1.68%) PaaS
8 16 (1.28%) GCP
8 16 (1.28%) OneDrive
9 9 (0.72%) Power Platform
10 8 (0.64%) G Suite
11 6 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
11 6 (0.48%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.40%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 427 (34.11%) DNS
2 394 (31.47%) DHCP
3 374 (29.87%) Firewall
4 242 (19.33%) TCP/IP
5 155 (12.38%) SAN
6 146 (11.66%) LAN
7 138 (11.02%) WAN
8 133 (10.62%) VPN
9 117 (9.35%) VLAN
10 99 (7.91%) Wireless
11 85 (6.79%) Skype
12 73 (5.83%) VoIP
13 70 (5.59%) Internet
14 50 (3.99%) NetScaler
15 43 (3.43%) Remote Desktop
16 42 (3.35%) NAS
17 28 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
18 24 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
19 22 (1.76%) MPLS
19 22 (1.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (20.21%) SQL Server
2 72 (5.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (3.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 26 (2.08%) MySQL
5 21 (1.68%) SQL Server 2014
6 20 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 17 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
9 12 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
13 6 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.48%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
15 4 (0.32%) Power BI
16 3 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
16 3 (0.24%) Relational Database
16 3 (0.24%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 30 (2.40%) Git (software)
2 26 (2.08%) JIRA
3 21 (1.68%) TeamCity
4 20 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
5 18 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
6 15 (1.20%) MSI
7 8 (0.64%) Jenkins
8 7 (0.56%) AdminStudio
8 7 (0.56%) InstallShield
8 7 (0.56%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.48%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.24%) Chocolatey
10 3 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.16%) WinDbg
12 1 (0.080%) Bitbucket Server
12 1 (0.080%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.080%) Sourcetree
12 1 (0.080%) Subversion
General
1 145 (11.58%) Finance
2 46 (3.67%) Public Sector
3 33 (2.64%) Retail
4 27 (2.16%) Telecoms
5 25 (2.00%) Legal
6 21 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.20%) Automotive
8 13 (1.04%) Law
8 13 (1.04%) Local Government
9 12 (0.96%) Back Office
9 12 (0.96%) Publishing
10 10 (0.80%) Banking
11 5 (0.40%) Advertising
11 5 (0.40%) Games
11 5 (0.40%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.32%) French Language
13 3 (0.24%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.24%) Czech Language
13 3 (0.24%) Marketing
14 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 268 (21.41%) Support Engineer
2 231 (18.45%) Analyst
3 222 (17.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 176 (14.06%) IT Support
5 165 (13.18%) IT Engineer
6 107 (8.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 93 (7.43%) IT Support Engineer
8 85 (6.79%) Support Analyst
9 79 (6.31%) 2nd Line Support
10 69 (5.51%) 3rd Line Support
11 68 (5.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 68 (5.43%) IT Analyst
12 62 (4.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 60 (4.79%) Server Engineer
14 50 (3.99%) Systems Engineer
15 47 (3.75%) Technical Support
16 46 (3.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 45 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 45 (3.59%) Service Analyst
17 45 (3.59%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (3.43%) .NET
2 28 (2.24%) Web Services
3 26 (2.08%) XML
4 23 (1.84%) Elastic Stack
5 19 (1.52%) LDAP
5 19 (1.52%) Regular Expression
6 17 (1.36%) HTML
6 17 (1.36%) JSON
7 13 (1.04%) HTML5
8 11 (0.88%) CSS
9 8 (0.64%) ASP.NET
9 8 (0.64%) LAMP
10 5 (0.40%) Spring
11 4 (0.32%) COM
11 4 (0.32%) LAPP Stack
11 4 (0.32%) SOAP
11 4 (0.32%) Software Packaging
12 3 (0.24%) .NET Core
12 3 (0.24%) SAML
12 3 (0.24%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 120 (9.58%) Data Centre
2 80 (6.39%) Management Information System
3 62 (4.95%) Self-Motivation
4 50 (3.99%) Driving Licence
5 43 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
6 36 (2.88%) Clustering
7 33 (2.64%) Replication
8 21 (1.68%) CCTV
8 21 (1.68%) iPhone
8 21 (1.68%) Public Cloud
9 20 (1.60%) Derivative
9 20 (1.60%) Equities
9 20 (1.60%) SWIFT
10 18 (1.44%) Client/Server
11 17 (1.36%) iPad
12 16 (1.28%) Smartphone
12 16 (1.28%) User Experience
13 15 (1.20%) Blackberry
13 15 (1.20%) PKI
14 14 (1.12%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,252 (100.00%) Windows
2 950 (75.88%) Windows Server
3 680 (54.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 411 (32.83%) Windows 10
5 406 (32.43%) Windows 7
6 197 (15.73%) Linux
7 164 (13.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 161 (12.86%) Windows 8
9 57 (4.55%) Unix
10 51 (4.07%) Mac OS X
11 40 (3.19%) Android
12 32 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 27 (2.16%) CentOS
14 26 (2.08%) Mac OS
15 19 (1.52%) Apple iOS
16 14 (1.12%) AIX
16 14 (1.12%) Windows XP
17 10 (0.80%) Ubuntu
18 9 (0.72%) Windows Vista
19 7 (0.56%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (25.56%) ITIL
2 305 (24.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 176 (14.06%) Problem-Solving
4 91 (7.27%) Change Management
5 89 (7.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 88 (7.03%) Service Delivery
7 66 (5.27%) Service Management
8 64 (5.11%) Problem Management
9 63 (5.03%) Server Management
10 59 (4.71%) Patch Management
11 56 (4.47%) Time Management
12 54 (4.31%) DevOps
13 52 (4.15%) Mentoring
14 47 (3.75%) Incident Management
14 47 (3.75%) ITIL V3
14 47 (3.75%) Project Management
15 46 (3.67%) Migration
16 42 (3.35%) Agile Software Development
16 42 (3.35%) Configuration Management
17 41 (3.27%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 283 (22.60%) PowerShell
2 199 (15.89%) SQL
3 33 (2.64%) Bash Shell
4 23 (1.84%) T-SQL
5 20 (1.60%) Python
6 15 (1.20%) PHP
6 15 (1.20%) VBScript
7 14 (1.12%) Java
8 12 (0.96%) C#
8 12 (0.96%) VB
9 11 (0.88%) Perl
10 10 (0.80%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.72%) Ruby
12 8 (0.64%) JavaScript
12 8 (0.64%) PHP 5
13 7 (0.56%) C
14 4 (0.32%) Go
15 3 (0.24%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.24%) R
16 2 (0.16%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 211 (16.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 121 (9.66%) MCSE
3 106 (8.47%) MCSA
4 104 (8.31%) Cisco Certification
5 92 (7.35%) CCNA
6 66 (5.27%) Degree
7 57 (4.55%) Security Cleared
8 56 (4.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 54 (4.31%) MCP
10 42 (3.35%) MCITP
11 39 (3.12%) CCNP
12 26 (2.08%) DBS Check
12 26 (2.08%) DV Cleared
13 25 (2.00%) SC Cleared
14 24 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
15 23 (1.84%) A+ Certification
16 15 (1.20%) CCA
16 15 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
17 14 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
18 12 (0.96%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (13.42%) SLA
2 41 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (2.00%) PCI DSS
4 22 (1.76%) COBIT
5 18 (1.44%) Cyber Essentials
6 15 (1.20%) GDPR
6 15 (1.20%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (0.48%) Actionable Recommendations
9 4 (0.32%) NIST
9 4 (0.32%) QA
10 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.16%) NCSC
12 1 (0.080%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.080%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 937 (74.84%) Active Directory
2 422 (33.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 314 (25.08%) Hyper-V
4 137 (10.94%) VMware ESXi
4 137 (10.94%) XenApp
5 124 (9.90%) vSphere
6 81 (6.47%) XenDesktop
7 55 (4.39%) Virtual Machines
8 26 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
9 22 (1.76%) Microsoft App-V
9 22 (1.76%) Terminal Services
10 17 (1.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 16 (1.28%) DFS Replication
12 14 (1.12%) VMware Server
13 9 (0.72%) Docker
14 8 (0.64%) BitLocker
14 8 (0.64%) NFS
14 8 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
15 7 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 230 (18.37%) SCCM
2 81 (6.47%) WSUS
3 43 (3.43%) SCOM
4 37 (2.96%) SCVMM
5 36 (2.88%) Backup Exec
6 31 (2.48%) NetBackup
7 30 (2.40%) Puppet
8 27 (2.16%) Ansible
8 27 (2.16%) Microsoft Intune
8 27 (2.16%) vCenter Server
9 26 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
10 23 (1.84%) Nagios
11 21 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
11 21 (1.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 20 (1.60%) Nessus
13 18 (1.44%) SCOrch
14 17 (1.36%) EMC NetWorker
15 15 (1.20%) Jamf Pro
16 14 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
17 13 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 818 (65.34%) Microsoft
2 648 (51.76%) VMware
3 317 (25.32%) Citrix
4 240 (19.17%) Cisco
5 174 (13.90%) HP
6 101 (8.07%) Veeam
7 91 (7.27%) Apple
8 85 (6.79%) Symantec
9 60 (4.79%) Dell
9 60 (4.79%) EMC
10 54 (4.31%) NetApp
11 49 (3.91%) Red Hat
12 47 (3.75%) ServiceNow
13 45 (3.59%) Oracle
14 37 (2.96%) Mitel
15 36 (2.88%) SonicWALL
16 30 (2.40%) Avaya
17 29 (2.32%) WatchGuard
18 28 (2.24%) CommVault
18 28 (2.24%) Sophos