Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 130 78
Rank change year-on-year -33 -52 -11
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 3718 4582 7099
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.20% 2.55% 3.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.90% 10.29% 13.24%
Number of salaries quoted 3199 3923 6293
England median annual salary £36,500 £36,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.67% -
10th Percentile £21,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £35,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.39% -4.00% +1.35%

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 41763 44521 53635
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.68% 24.80% 26.43%
Number of salaries quoted 33850 38073 45708
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -38 1330 £45,000 +5.88% 65
South East -40 784 £32,250 -7.86% 44
North of England -34 678 £30,000 -14.29% 56
Midlands +23 371 £32,500 +8.33% 16
Yorkshire -6 337 £32,500 -7.14% 13
South West -12 305 £33,000 +1.54% 22
North West -45 284 £27,750 -17.79% 42
East of England -9 261 £36,000 -4.00% 7
West Midlands +1 231 £35,750 +22.22% 10
East Midlands +33 140 £27,500 -15.38% 6
North East +11 57 £28,750 -20.14% 1
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 3718 (100.00%) Windows
2 2644 (71.11%) Windows Server
3 2548 (68.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 2494 (67.08%) Active Directory
5 2187 (58.82%) Microsoft
6 2025 (54.46%) VMware
7 1435 (38.60%) MS Exchange
8 1253 (33.70%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1241 (33.38%) Windows 7
10 1178 (31.68%) Office 365
11 959 (25.79%) Windows 10
12 936 (25.17%) ITIL
13 921 (24.77%) DNS
14 917 (24.66%) Hyper-V
15 899 (24.18%) Firewall
16 870 (23.40%) Citrix
17 857 (23.05%) Exchange Server 2010
18 848 (22.81%) Cisco
19 805 (21.65%) SQL Server
20 745 (20.04%) DHCP
21 722 (19.42%) SQL
22 713 (19.18%) Microsoft Certification
23 697 (18.75%) SAN
24 656 (17.64%) Windows Server 2003
25 648 (17.43%) TCP/IP
26 632 (17.00%) WAN
27 614 (16.51%) PowerShell
28 609 (16.38%) LAN
28 609 (16.38%) Microsoft Office
29 578 (15.55%) Windows 8

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 1435 (38.60%) MS Exchange
2 857 (23.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 568 (15.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 337 (9.06%) SharePoint
5 335 (9.01%) IIS
6 283 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 214 (5.76%) Skype for Business
8 125 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2003
9 83 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 79 (2.12%) Apache
11 45 (1.21%) Tomcat
12 35 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
13 29 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
14 27 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
15 23 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
16 22 (0.59%) IBM Notes
17 17 (0.46%) SAS
18 16 (0.43%) IBM Domino
19 12 (0.32%) CMS
20 11 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 609 (16.38%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.22%) SOLIDWORKS
7 6 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.081%) SPSS
10 2 (0.054%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.054%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.027%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.027%) InDesign
11 1 (0.027%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 52 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 13 (0.35%) Northgate Housing
4 11 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 9 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 7 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.13%) Sage 200
9 4 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.081%) Epicor Tropos
10 3 (0.081%) Epicor Vantage
10 3 (0.081%) Relativity
10 3 (0.081%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.081%) thinkFolio
11 2 (0.054%) Eikon
11 2 (0.054%) NetSuite
11 2 (0.054%) SDL Web 8
11 2 (0.054%) Visualfiles
12 1 (0.027%) Endur
12 1 (0.027%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1178 (31.68%) Office 365
2 522 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 205 (5.51%) Amazon AWS
4 72 (1.94%) IaaS
5 66 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
6 61 (1.64%) Mimecast
7 51 (1.37%) PaaS
8 30 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
9 28 (0.75%) OneDrive
9 28 (0.75%) SaaS
10 25 (0.67%) G Suite
11 9 (0.24%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.22%) GitHub
13 7 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (0.16%) Datadog
15 5 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 5 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 921 (24.77%) DNS
2 899 (24.18%) Firewall
3 745 (20.04%) DHCP
4 697 (18.75%) SAN
5 648 (17.43%) TCP/IP
6 632 (17.00%) WAN
7 609 (16.38%) LAN
8 431 (11.59%) VPN
9 301 (8.10%) VLAN
10 287 (7.72%) VoIP
11 185 (4.98%) Skype
12 149 (4.01%) NAS
13 135 (3.63%) Remote Desktop
14 132 (3.55%) MPLS
15 125 (3.36%) Internet
16 116 (3.12%) Wireless
17 112 (3.01%) Wi-Fi
18 104 (2.80%) NetScaler
19 96 (2.58%) Cisco ASA
20 94 (2.53%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 805 (21.65%) SQL Server
2 286 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 154 (4.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 74 (1.99%) MySQL
5 70 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 56 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 47 (1.26%) Relational Database
8 40 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
8 40 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 32 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
10 30 (0.81%) Oracle Database
11 25 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
12 22 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
13 19 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
13 19 (0.51%) RDBMS
14 16 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
16 12 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
16 12 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 11 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 36 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (0.86%) Jenkins
3 30 (0.81%) MSI
4 28 (0.75%) JIRA
5 27 (0.73%) Visual Studio
6 26 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
7 23 (0.62%) Git (software)
8 21 (0.56%) TeamCity
9 20 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
10 17 (0.46%) InstallShield
11 15 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 11 (0.30%) Hudson
12 11 (0.30%) Zephyr
13 10 (0.27%) Eclipse
14 9 (0.24%) JUnit
15 8 (0.22%) PyUnit
16 7 (0.19%) Artifactory
16 7 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
17 5 (0.13%) MSBuild
17 5 (0.13%) RSpec
General
1 561 (15.09%) Finance
2 136 (3.66%) Law
3 125 (3.36%) Legal
4 103 (2.77%) Banking
5 96 (2.58%) Telecoms
6 94 (2.53%) Manufacturing
7 71 (1.91%) Retail
8 47 (1.26%) Back Office
8 47 (1.26%) Marketing
9 39 (1.05%) Advertising
9 39 (1.05%) Investment Banking
10 33 (0.89%) Billing
10 33 (0.89%) Military
11 32 (0.86%) Retail Banking
12 31 (0.83%) German Language
13 29 (0.78%) Games
14 26 (0.70%) French Language
15 23 (0.62%) Financial Institution
15 23 (0.62%) Publishing
16 21 (0.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 750 (20.17%) Support Engineer
2 727 (19.55%) Analyst
3 618 (16.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 520 (13.99%) IT Support
5 414 (11.14%) IT Engineer
6 410 (11.03%) Support Analyst
7 371 (9.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 343 (9.23%) 2nd Line Support
9 299 (8.04%) Administrator
10 284 (7.64%) IT Support Engineer
11 271 (7.29%) Windows Engineer
12 259 (6.97%) 3rd Line Support
13 213 (5.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 211 (5.68%) Systems Administrator
15 191 (5.14%) Systems Engineer
16 183 (4.92%) Server Engineer
17 182 (4.90%) Infrastructure Support
18 179 (4.81%) Desktop Support
19 178 (4.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
20 155 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (3.04%) .NET
2 51 (1.37%) Web Services
3 44 (1.18%) HTML
3 44 (1.18%) XML
4 37 (1.00%) CSS
5 32 (0.86%) ASP.NET
6 20 (0.54%) .NET Framework
7 18 (0.48%) WCF
8 17 (0.46%) WAP
9 15 (0.40%) jQuery
9 15 (0.40%) WSH
10 14 (0.38%) 802.1X
10 14 (0.38%) LAMP
11 10 (0.27%) SAP Basis
11 10 (0.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 9 (0.24%) FIX Protocol
12 9 (0.24%) SOAP
12 9 (0.24%) Software Packaging
13 8 (0.22%) Hibernate
13 8 (0.22%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 265 (7.13%) Data Centre
2 218 (5.86%) Clustering
3 178 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
4 146 (3.93%) Replication
5 122 (3.28%) Computer Science
6 97 (2.61%) Blackberry
6 97 (2.61%) Management Information System
7 92 (2.47%) Driving Licence
8 60 (1.61%) Hedge funds
9 46 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
10 43 (1.16%) Fat Client
10 43 (1.16%) Thin Client
11 40 (1.08%) iPad
11 40 (1.08%) iPhone
11 40 (1.08%) Virtual Team
12 33 (0.89%) Client/Server
13 28 (0.75%) Analytical Mindset
13 28 (0.75%) Public Cloud
14 27 (0.73%) CMDB
15 25 (0.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3718 (100.00%) Windows
2 2644 (71.11%) Windows Server
3 2548 (68.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 1241 (33.38%) Windows 7
5 959 (25.79%) Windows 10
6 656 (17.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 578 (15.55%) Windows 8
8 528 (14.20%) Linux
9 238 (6.40%) Windows XP
10 157 (4.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 129 (3.47%) Mac OS X
12 104 (2.80%) Unix
13 84 (2.26%) CentOS
14 69 (1.86%) Android
15 56 (1.51%) Ubuntu
16 50 (1.34%) Solaris
17 47 (1.26%) Windows 2000
18 45 (1.21%) Apple iOS
18 45 (1.21%) Windows 2000 Server
19 38 (1.02%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 936 (25.17%) ITIL
2 229 (6.16%) Service Delivery
3 185 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
3 185 (4.98%) Mentoring
4 182 (4.90%) Problem Management
5 177 (4.76%) Migration
5 177 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 168 (4.52%) Change Management
7 146 (3.93%) CRM
8 142 (3.82%) Project Management
9 140 (3.77%) Configuration Management
10 136 (3.66%) Time Management
11 132 (3.55%) Service Management
12 125 (3.36%) Incident Management
13 119 (3.20%) ITIL V3
14 105 (2.82%) Presales
15 104 (2.80%) Patch Management
16 96 (2.58%) Agile Software Development
17 95 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
18 93 (2.50%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 722 (19.42%) SQL
2 614 (16.51%) PowerShell
3 101 (2.72%) T-SQL
4 94 (2.53%) VBScript
5 88 (2.37%) C#
6 70 (1.88%) Bash Shell
7 59 (1.59%) Perl
7 59 (1.59%) Python
8 54 (1.45%) C
9 48 (1.29%) JavaScript
10 46 (1.24%) Java
11 43 (1.16%) VB
12 27 (0.73%) Shell Script
13 18 (0.48%) VBA
14 17 (0.46%) Ruby
15 15 (0.40%) PHP
16 10 (0.27%) ABAP
16 10 (0.27%) C++
17 8 (0.22%) AWK
18 7 (0.19%) sed
Qualifications
1 713 (19.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 439 (11.81%) MCSE
3 379 (10.19%) Degree
4 311 (8.36%) Cisco Certification
5 273 (7.34%) MCSA
6 259 (6.97%) CCNA
7 219 (5.89%) MCP
8 176 (4.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 165 (4.44%) MCITP
10 138 (3.71%) Security Cleared
11 111 (2.99%) Citrix Certification
12 84 (2.26%) SC Cleared
13 74 (1.99%) CCNP
13 74 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
14 63 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
15 59 (1.59%) MCTS
16 57 (1.53%) A+ Certification
17 43 (1.16%) DBS Check
18 36 (0.97%) CCA
19 32 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 299 (8.04%) SLA
2 60 (1.61%) PCI DSS
3 58 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (0.62%) QA
5 21 (0.56%) PMO
6 16 (0.43%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.27%) GDPR
8 9 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 7 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.11%) SAS 70
11 3 (0.081%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.027%) COBIT
13 1 (0.027%) GCP
13 1 (0.027%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.027%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.027%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2494 (67.08%) Active Directory
2 1253 (33.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 917 (24.66%) Hyper-V
4 407 (10.95%) VMware ESXi
5 366 (9.84%) XenApp
6 331 (8.90%) vSphere
7 222 (5.97%) XenDesktop
8 117 (3.15%) XenServer
9 107 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
10 87 (2.34%) Terminal Services
11 76 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
12 75 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
13 48 (1.29%) DFS Replication
14 43 (1.16%) VirtualBox
15 29 (0.78%) NFS
15 29 (0.78%) Terminal Server
15 29 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
16 24 (0.65%) Docker
16 24 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
17 23 (0.62%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 478 (12.86%) SCCM
2 195 (5.24%) SCOM
3 152 (4.09%) WSUS
4 141 (3.79%) Backup Exec
5 115 (3.09%) vCenter Server
6 103 (2.77%) Microsoft Clustering
7 52 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
8 47 (1.26%) Puppet
9 44 (1.18%) Ansible
10 41 (1.10%) SCOrch
11 39 (1.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 36 (0.97%) Failover Clustering
13 35 (0.94%) AirWatch
14 30 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
15 29 (0.78%) Simpana
16 28 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
17 27 (0.73%) Cisco CUCM
17 27 (0.73%) NetBackup
17 27 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 26 (0.70%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 2187 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 2025 (54.46%) VMware
3 870 (23.40%) Citrix
4 848 (22.81%) Cisco
5 394 (10.60%) HP
6 221 (5.94%) Veeam
7 188 (5.06%) Dell
8 178 (4.79%) NetApp
9 173 (4.65%) Red Hat
10 162 (4.36%) Symantec
11 153 (4.12%) Apple
12 116 (3.12%) Oracle
13 91 (2.45%) Juniper
14 85 (2.29%) Avaya
15 84 (2.26%) F5
16 83 (2.23%) IBM
17 81 (2.18%) EMC
18 78 (2.10%) McAfee
19 77 (2.07%) SonicWALL
20 67 (1.80%) Sophos