Period
to 19 August 2019

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 19 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK > England
6 months to
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 250 194 160
Rank change year-on-year -56 -34 -45
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1,833 2,849 3,853
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.40% 1.81% 2.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.11% 7.83% 9.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,557 2,404 3,359
England median annual salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.60% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 29,984 36,389 41,530
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.88% 23.06% 24.94%
Number of salaries quoted 23,834 29,420 34,038
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £45,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.21% +5.56% -

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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019. 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 -92 585 £45,000 - 89
South East -16 421 £39,000 +6.85% 84
North of England -54 308 £31,500 -4.55% 105
South West -10 185 £35,000 +7.69% 57
Yorkshire -13 172 £32,000 -13.51% 40
Midlands -24 165 £30,000 -3.23% 47
East of England +35 164 £39,000 +8.33% 21
North West -82 121 £31,500 -3.08% 61
West Midlands -20 114 £30,500 -7.58% 32
East Midlands -5 51 £30,000 -3.23% 15
North East +24 15 £31,595 +14.89% 4
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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 1,833 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,388 (75.72%) Windows Server
3 1,337 (72.94%) Active Directory
4 1,153 (62.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,117 (60.94%) Microsoft
6 991 (54.06%) VMware
7 859 (46.86%) Office 365
8 643 (35.08%) DNS
9 627 (34.21%) VMware Infrastructure
10 623 (33.99%) Windows 7
10 623 (33.99%) MS Exchange
11 603 (32.90%) DHCP
12 593 (32.35%) Windows 10
13 554 (30.22%) Hyper-V
14 534 (29.13%) Microsoft Azure
15 512 (27.93%) Firewall
16 472 (25.75%) ITIL
17 422 (23.02%) Cisco
18 407 (22.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 398 (21.71%) PowerShell
20 396 (21.60%) Citrix
21 370 (20.19%) Microsoft Office
22 365 (19.91%) TCP/IP
23 358 (19.53%) Exchange Server 2010
24 340 (18.55%) Microsoft Certification
25 337 (18.39%) SQL Server
26 319 (17.40%) SCCM
27 317 (17.29%) WAN
28 314 (17.13%) LAN
29 313 (17.08%) 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
1 623 (33.99%) MS Exchange
2 358 (19.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 291 (15.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 170 (9.27%) SharePoint
5 160 (8.73%) IIS
6 112 (6.11%) Skype for Business
7 65 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 34 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
9 31 (1.69%) IBM Notes
10 30 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
11 21 (1.15%) CMS
12 14 (0.76%) Apache
13 7 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
14 6 (0.33%) IBM Domino
15 5 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
15 5 (0.27%) JBoss
16 4 (0.22%) Confluence
16 4 (0.22%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.22%) WildFly
17 3 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 370 (20.19%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.55%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.055%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.055%) Revit
Business Applications
1 20 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.055%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.055%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.055%) Infor CRM
4 1 (0.055%) Magento
4 1 (0.055%) Pegasus Opera
4 1 (0.055%) Raiser's Edge
4 1 (0.055%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 859 (46.86%) Office 365
2 534 (29.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 220 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
4 67 (3.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 46 (2.51%) IaaS
5 46 (2.51%) Mimecast
6 37 (2.02%) SaaS
7 25 (1.36%) PaaS
8 24 (1.31%) OneDrive
9 21 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
10 18 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
10 18 (0.98%) G Suite
10 18 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
10 18 (0.98%) IBM Cloud
10 18 (0.98%) SoftLayer
11 16 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 10 (0.55%) Datadog
13 7 (0.38%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 5 (0.27%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 643 (35.08%) DNS
2 603 (32.90%) DHCP
3 512 (27.93%) Firewall
4 365 (19.91%) TCP/IP
5 317 (17.29%) WAN
6 314 (17.13%) LAN
7 270 (14.73%) SAN
8 217 (11.84%) VPN
9 137 (7.47%) Wireless
10 135 (7.36%) VoIP
11 126 (6.87%) Skype
12 120 (6.55%) Internet
13 102 (5.56%) VLAN
14 88 (4.80%) Remote Desktop
15 66 (3.60%) NAS
16 51 (2.78%) MPLS
17 46 (2.51%) Wi-Fi
18 45 (2.45%) SSL
19 44 (2.40%) Network Security
20 42 (2.29%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 337 (18.39%) SQL Server
2 103 (5.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 67 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 33 (1.80%) SQL Server 2016
5 32 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
6 27 (1.47%) Relational Database
7 25 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 24 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 23 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
9 23 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
10 22 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
11 20 (1.09%) MySQL
12 15 (0.82%) Oracle Database
13 12 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
14 10 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
15 7 (0.38%) DB2
15 7 (0.38%) MS Access
16 6 (0.33%) NoSQL
16 6 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 47 (2.56%) MSI
2 25 (1.36%) InstallShield
3 22 (1.20%) Visual Studio
3 22 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
4 21 (1.15%) AdminStudio
4 21 (1.15%) Git (software)
5 20 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (0.98%) Jenkins
7 14 (0.76%) JIRA
8 10 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (0.55%) Travis CI
8 10 (0.55%) Vagrant
9 8 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (0.38%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 5 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (0.22%) Subversion
14 3 (0.16%) WinDbg
15 2 (0.11%) Chocolatey
General
1 194 (10.58%) Finance
2 57 (3.11%) Retail
3 54 (2.95%) Telecoms
4 43 (2.35%) Public Sector
5 38 (2.07%) Legal
6 37 (2.02%) Aerospace
6 37 (2.02%) Law
7 28 (1.53%) Manufacturing
8 25 (1.36%) Marketing
9 23 (1.25%) Banking
10 14 (0.76%) Back Office
11 10 (0.55%) Automotive
12 9 (0.49%) Front Office
13 6 (0.33%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.27%) Advertising
14 5 (0.27%) Military
15 4 (0.22%) Electronics
15 4 (0.22%) Publishing
16 3 (0.16%) German Language
16 3 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 327 (17.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 326 (17.79%) Analyst
3 301 (16.42%) Support Engineer
4 255 (13.91%) IT Engineer
5 230 (12.55%) IT Support
6 156 (8.51%) 2nd Line Support
7 141 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 137 (7.47%) Support Analyst
9 129 (7.04%) IT Support Engineer
10 104 (5.67%) Windows Engineer
11 103 (5.62%) Administrator
12 93 (5.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 93 (5.07%) 3rd Line Support
13 84 (4.58%) Systems Administrator
14 77 (4.20%) Technical Support
15 76 (4.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 76 (4.15%) IT Analyst
16 73 (3.98%) Server Engineer
17 70 (3.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 70 (3.82%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (3.27%) .NET
2 34 (1.85%) Web Services
3 24 (1.31%) JSON
4 18 (0.98%) .NET Framework
5 17 (0.93%) X-Windows
6 16 (0.87%) XML
7 14 (0.76%) ASP.NET
7 14 (0.76%) Elastic Stack
8 13 (0.71%) Apache Flex
9 11 (0.60%) CSS
9 11 (0.60%) Software Packaging
10 10 (0.55%) LDAP
11 9 (0.49%) 802.1X
12 7 (0.38%) COM
13 6 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (0.27%) Ajax
14 5 (0.27%) HTML
14 5 (0.27%) SAP Basis
15 4 (0.22%) Django
15 4 (0.22%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 140 (7.64%) Data Centre
2 126 (6.87%) Self-Motivation
3 115 (6.27%) Management Information System
4 111 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
5 67 (3.66%) Clustering
6 55 (3.00%) iPhone
7 51 (2.78%) Driving Licence
8 47 (2.56%) Replication
9 44 (2.40%) PKI
10 36 (1.96%) Public Cloud
11 35 (1.91%) iPad
12 34 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
13 27 (1.47%) CMDB
13 27 (1.47%) Fat Client
13 27 (1.47%) Thin Client
14 26 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
15 20 (1.09%) Mobile Computing
16 19 (1.04%) Blackberry
16 19 (1.04%) NHS
17 17 (0.93%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1,833 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,388 (75.72%) Windows Server
3 1,153 (62.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 623 (33.99%) Windows 7
5 593 (32.35%) Windows 10
6 288 (15.71%) Linux
7 286 (15.60%) Windows 8
8 259 (14.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 80 (4.36%) Windows XP
10 57 (3.11%) Android
11 43 (2.35%) Unix
12 39 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 37 (2.02%) CentOS
14 35 (1.91%) Mac OS X
14 35 (1.91%) Windows Vista
15 33 (1.80%) Mac OS
16 32 (1.75%) Apple iOS
17 24 (1.31%) AIX
18 22 (1.20%) Ubuntu
19 16 (0.87%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (25.75%) ITIL
2 407 (22.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 233 (12.71%) Problem-Solving
4 126 (6.87%) Migration
5 117 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 96 (5.24%) Patch Management
7 88 (4.80%) Change Management
8 82 (4.47%) Agile Software Development
9 79 (4.31%) Project Management
9 79 (4.31%) Server Management
10 78 (4.26%) Service Delivery
11 76 (4.15%) Project Delivery
12 75 (4.09%) Problem Management
12 75 (4.09%) Service Management
13 74 (4.04%) Time Management
14 73 (3.98%) Information Security
15 70 (3.82%) Root Cause Analysis
16 68 (3.71%) Mentoring
17 62 (3.38%) Incident Management
18 60 (3.27%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 398 (21.71%) PowerShell
2 313 (17.08%) SQL
3 46 (2.51%) C#
4 34 (1.85%) VBScript
5 33 (1.80%) Python
6 32 (1.75%) Shell Script
7 30 (1.64%) T-SQL
8 24 (1.31%) VB
9 22 (1.20%) Java
10 19 (1.04%) Bash Shell
10 19 (1.04%) C
10 19 (1.04%) Perl
11 10 (0.55%) Ada
11 10 (0.55%) C++
11 10 (0.55%) Ruby
12 8 (0.44%) JavaScript
13 6 (0.33%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.27%) ABAP
14 5 (0.27%) PHP
14 5 (0.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 340 (18.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 196 (10.69%) MCSE
3 174 (9.49%) Cisco Certification
4 159 (8.67%) MCSA
5 155 (8.46%) CCNA
6 105 (5.73%) Security Cleared
7 94 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 91 (4.96%) Degree
9 77 (4.20%) MCP
10 70 (3.82%) MCITP
11 57 (3.11%) SC Cleared
12 54 (2.95%) CCNP
13 38 (2.07%) DBS Check
14 33 (1.80%) DV Cleared
14 33 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
15 28 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
16 26 (1.42%) MCTS
17 22 (1.20%) A+ Certification
18 18 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
19 15 (0.82%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (8.67%) SLA
2 46 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (1.47%) COBIT
4 22 (1.20%) GDPR
5 13 (0.71%) QA
6 12 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
6 12 (0.65%) ISO 9001
7 10 (0.55%) PMO
8 9 (0.49%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.44%) ISO 22301
10 6 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.22%) DICOM
12 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.11%) ITGC
14 1 (0.055%) HL7
14 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.055%) TickIT
System Software
1 1,337 (72.94%) Active Directory
2 627 (34.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 554 (30.22%) Hyper-V
4 163 (8.89%) VMware ESXi
5 158 (8.62%) XenApp
6 151 (8.24%) vSphere
7 75 (4.09%) Microsoft App-V
8 68 (3.71%) XenDesktop
9 66 (3.60%) Virtual Machines
10 50 (2.73%) Virtual Servers
11 23 (1.25%) Docker
12 21 (1.15%) BitLocker
13 17 (0.93%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 17 (0.93%) LXC
14 16 (0.87%) Terminal Services
14 16 (0.87%) VirtualBox
15 12 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 11 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
17 10 (0.55%) Firmware
17 10 (0.55%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 319 (17.40%) SCCM
2 115 (6.27%) WSUS
3 92 (5.02%) Backup Exec
3 92 (5.02%) SCOM
4 53 (2.89%) Puppet
5 48 (2.62%) vCenter Server
6 42 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
7 41 (2.24%) Norton AntiVirus
8 38 (2.07%) Ansible
9 31 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
10 25 (1.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 20 (1.09%) BMC PATROL
11 20 (1.09%) SCVMM
12 18 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
13 15 (0.82%) Kubernetes
14 13 (0.71%) Jamf Pro
14 13 (0.71%) Nagios
14 13 (0.71%) NetBackup
14 13 (0.71%) Terraform
15 12 (0.65%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1,117 (60.94%) Microsoft
2 991 (54.06%) VMware
3 422 (23.02%) Cisco
4 396 (21.60%) Citrix
5 249 (13.58%) HP
6 160 (8.73%) Veeam
7 155 (8.46%) Dell
8 106 (5.78%) Symantec
9 99 (5.40%) NetApp
10 82 (4.47%) Apple
11 75 (4.09%) Meraki
12 55 (3.00%) Red Hat
13 52 (2.84%) SonicWALL
14 50 (2.73%) EMC
14 50 (2.73%) Sophos
15 49 (2.67%) CommVault
16 48 (2.62%) Oracle
17 43 (2.35%) Ivanti
18 39 (2.13%) Avaya
19 37 (2.02%) Veritas