Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK > England
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 249 204 167
Rank change year-on-year -45 -37 -35
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1,644 2,660 3,729
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.31% 1.75% 2.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.72% 7.58% 8.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1,390 2,300 3,213
England median annual salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.67% +2.74% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £24,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £35,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year -5.33% +4.17% -

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 28,718 35,070 41,758
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.85% 23.11% 24.71%
Number of salaries quoted 23,073 28,501 33,846
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,470 £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% -

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 -89 489 £45,000 +1.12% 80
South East -40 374 £35,000 -6.67% 79
North of England -28 287 £33,875 +4.23% 86
Midlands +7 202 £28,500 -12.31% 49
Yorkshire +10 149 £36,500 +12.31% 31
East of England +2 147 £40,000 +14.29% 39
South West -19 141 £35,000 +7.69% 35
West Midlands +8 127 £28,000 -20.00% 26
North West -47 124 £32,500 - 47
East Midlands +2 75 £30,000 -3.23% 23
North East +4 14 £34,095 -2.59% 8
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 1,644 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,226 (74.57%) Active Directory
3 1,224 (74.45%) Windows Server
4 1,019 (61.98%) Microsoft
5 971 (59.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 845 (51.40%) VMware
7 808 (49.15%) Office 365
8 560 (34.06%) Windows 10
9 557 (33.88%) Windows 7
10 550 (33.45%) DNS
11 543 (33.03%) VMware Infrastructure
12 530 (32.24%) MS Exchange
13 519 (31.57%) DHCP
14 479 (29.14%) Azure
15 468 (28.47%) Firewall
16 450 (27.37%) ITIL
17 421 (25.61%) Hyper-V
18 372 (22.63%) Cisco
19 365 (22.20%) Citrix
20 362 (22.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 343 (20.86%) PowerShell
22 336 (20.44%) SCCM
23 306 (18.61%) TCP/IP
24 305 (18.55%) Microsoft Certification
24 305 (18.55%) Microsoft Office
25 290 (17.64%) Exchange Server 2010
26 251 (15.27%) Windows 8
27 248 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2013
28 243 (14.78%) Windows Server 2003
28 243 (14.78%) SQL Server

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
1 530 (32.24%) MS Exchange
2 290 (17.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 248 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 154 (9.37%) SharePoint
5 123 (7.48%) IIS
6 101 (6.14%) Skype for Business
7 69 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2007
8 31 (1.89%) IBM Notes
9 23 (1.40%) CMS
10 19 (1.16%) Apache
11 17 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
11 17 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.43%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.36%) IBM Domino
13 6 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (0.30%) JBoss
14 5 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.30%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 305 (18.55%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.46%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.73%) Acrobat
5 12 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.061%) InDesign
6 1 (0.061%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.18%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.061%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.061%) Infor CRM
5 1 (0.061%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.061%) Pegasus Opera
5 1 (0.061%) Raiser's Edge
5 1 (0.061%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 808 (49.15%) Office 365
2 479 (29.14%) Azure
3 220 (13.38%) AWS
4 63 (3.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 41 (2.49%) SaaS
6 31 (1.89%) Mimecast
7 29 (1.76%) IaaS
8 25 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
9 24 (1.46%) G Suite
10 23 (1.40%) OneDrive
11 15 (0.91%) PaaS
12 12 (0.73%) IBM Cloud
12 12 (0.73%) SoftLayer
13 6 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.36%) Power Platform
14 5 (0.30%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 4 (0.24%) Amazon ECS
15 4 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.24%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 550 (33.45%) DNS
2 519 (31.57%) DHCP
3 468 (28.47%) Firewall
4 306 (18.61%) TCP/IP
5 238 (14.48%) LAN
6 231 (14.05%) WAN
7 201 (12.23%) SAN
8 199 (12.10%) VPN
9 128 (7.79%) Wireless
10 112 (6.81%) VLAN
11 109 (6.63%) Skype
12 107 (6.51%) Internet
13 91 (5.54%) VoIP
14 70 (4.26%) Remote Desktop
15 49 (2.98%) NetScaler
16 38 (2.31%) NAS
16 38 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
17 37 (2.25%) SSL
18 36 (2.19%) Cisco IOS
19 29 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (14.78%) SQL Server
2 61 (3.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 47 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
5 18 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
6 17 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (0.91%) MySQL
9 13 (0.79%) Oracle Database
9 13 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
11 11 (0.67%) Relational Database
12 8 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
13 7 (0.43%) MS Access
14 6 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
14 6 (0.36%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 39 (2.37%) MSI
2 22 (1.34%) Git (software)
2 22 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
3 20 (1.22%) Visual Studio
4 19 (1.16%) InstallShield
5 17 (1.03%) AdminStudio
6 13 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (0.67%) TeamCity
8 10 (0.61%) Jenkins
9 8 (0.49%) JIRA
10 7 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.24%) Chocolatey
12 2 (0.12%) WinDbg
13 1 (0.061%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.061%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.061%) Sourcetree
13 1 (0.061%) Subversion
13 1 (0.061%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 155 (9.43%) Finance
2 68 (4.14%) Public Sector
3 62 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 57 (3.47%) Retail
5 34 (2.07%) Aerospace
6 28 (1.70%) Manufacturing
7 22 (1.34%) Legal
8 21 (1.28%) Law
9 20 (1.22%) Automotive
10 13 (0.79%) Publishing
11 11 (0.67%) Local Government
12 9 (0.55%) Banking
13 7 (0.43%) Marketing
14 6 (0.36%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.30%) Back Office
15 5 (0.30%) Electronics
16 4 (0.24%) Czech Language
17 3 (0.18%) Advertising
17 3 (0.18%) German Language
18 2 (0.12%) French Language
Job Titles
1 288 (17.52%) Support Engineer
2 282 (17.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 266 (16.18%) Analyst
4 229 (13.93%) IT Support
5 220 (13.38%) IT Engineer
6 131 (7.97%) 2nd Line Support
7 116 (7.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 109 (6.63%) IT Support Engineer
9 92 (5.60%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 92 (5.60%) Support Analyst
10 74 (4.50%) IT Analyst
10 74 (4.50%) Server Engineer
11 73 (4.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 69 (4.20%) Windows Engineer
13 67 (4.08%) Consultant
13 67 (4.08%) IT Technician
14 64 (3.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 63 (3.83%) Administrator
16 62 (3.77%) Field Engineer
17 60 (3.65%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (3.59%) .NET
2 33 (2.01%) XML
3 32 (1.95%) Web Services
4 22 (1.34%) JSON
5 20 (1.22%) .NET Framework
6 16 (0.97%) ASP.NET
7 15 (0.91%) Apache Flex
8 14 (0.85%) CSS
9 12 (0.73%) X-Windows
10 11 (0.67%) HTML
11 9 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (0.49%) LDAP
13 7 (0.43%) Software Packaging
14 6 (0.36%) COM
15 5 (0.30%) Elastic Stack
15 5 (0.30%) HTML5
15 5 (0.30%) LAPP Stack
15 5 (0.30%) SAP Basis
16 4 (0.24%) ASP.NET Web API
16 4 (0.24%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 130 (7.91%) Data Centre
2 124 (7.54%) Management Information System
3 112 (6.81%) Self-Motivation
4 86 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
5 65 (3.95%) Driving Licence
6 44 (2.68%) Clustering
6 44 (2.68%) Public Cloud
7 42 (2.55%) iPhone
8 36 (2.19%) Replication
9 29 (1.76%) PKI
10 25 (1.52%) Client/Server
10 25 (1.52%) CMDB
10 25 (1.52%) iPad
10 25 (1.52%) NHS
11 24 (1.46%) CCTV
11 24 (1.46%) User Experience
11 24 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
12 22 (1.34%) Blackberry
13 21 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
14 16 (0.97%) Anti-Piracy
Operating Systems
1 1,644 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,224 (74.45%) Windows Server
3 971 (59.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 560 (34.06%) Windows 10
5 557 (33.88%) Windows 7
6 251 (15.27%) Windows 8
7 243 (14.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 238 (14.48%) Linux
9 51 (3.10%) Mac OS
10 48 (2.92%) Windows XP
11 45 (2.74%) Android
12 44 (2.68%) Mac OS X
13 43 (2.62%) Unix
14 34 (2.07%) Windows Vista
15 32 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 21 (1.28%) Apple iOS
17 17 (1.03%) AIX
17 17 (1.03%) Windows 2000
18 13 (0.79%) CentOS
19 10 (0.61%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 450 (27.37%) ITIL
2 362 (22.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 233 (14.17%) Problem-Solving
4 125 (7.60%) Change Management
5 115 (7.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 111 (6.75%) Patch Management
7 101 (6.14%) Service Delivery
8 88 (5.35%) Server Management
9 76 (4.62%) Service Management
10 73 (4.44%) Problem Management
10 73 (4.44%) Time Management
11 69 (4.20%) Mentoring
12 64 (3.89%) Agile Software Development
12 64 (3.89%) Incident Management
12 64 (3.89%) Migration
13 60 (3.65%) Configuration Management
13 60 (3.65%) ITSM
14 59 (3.59%) Project Management
15 58 (3.53%) DevOps
16 57 (3.47%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 343 (20.86%) PowerShell
2 223 (13.56%) SQL
3 38 (2.31%) C#
4 27 (1.64%) VBScript
5 22 (1.34%) Java
6 21 (1.28%) VB
7 17 (1.03%) Bash Shell
8 16 (0.97%) Python
9 13 (0.79%) C
10 12 (0.73%) T-SQL
11 10 (0.61%) Ada
11 10 (0.61%) C++
11 10 (0.61%) JavaScript
11 10 (0.61%) Ruby
12 9 (0.55%) Perl
12 9 (0.55%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.43%) Groovy
14 6 (0.36%) PHP
15 5 (0.30%) ABAP
15 5 (0.30%) Go
Qualifications
1 305 (18.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 174 (10.58%) MCSE
3 165 (10.04%) Cisco Certification
4 153 (9.31%) MCSA
5 151 (9.18%) CCNA
6 100 (6.08%) Security Cleared
7 84 (5.11%) Degree
8 71 (4.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 65 (3.95%) MCP
10 58 (3.53%) DBS Check
11 52 (3.16%) MCITP
12 46 (2.80%) SC Cleared
13 44 (2.68%) CCNP
14 40 (2.43%) DV Cleared
15 34 (2.07%) Citrix Certification
16 20 (1.22%) A+ Certification
16 20 (1.22%) CCA
17 18 (1.09%) MCTS
18 17 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
19 16 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (10.40%) SLA
2 48 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (2.37%) COBIT
4 28 (1.70%) Cyber Essentials
5 24 (1.46%) PCI DSS
6 21 (1.28%) GDPR
7 16 (0.97%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.36%) Actionable Recommendations
10 5 (0.30%) QA
11 4 (0.24%) DICOM
11 4 (0.24%) PMO
11 4 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.18%) NIST
13 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.12%) ITGC
14 1 (0.061%) Data Quality
14 1 (0.061%) HL7
System Software
1 1,226 (74.57%) Active Directory
2 543 (33.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 421 (25.61%) Hyper-V
4 150 (9.12%) XenApp
5 144 (8.76%) VMware ESXi
6 109 (6.63%) vSphere
7 84 (5.11%) Virtual Machines
8 67 (4.08%) XenDesktop
9 51 (3.10%) Microsoft App-V
10 23 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
11 20 (1.22%) Terminal Services
12 15 (0.91%) BitLocker
12 15 (0.91%) Docker
13 12 (0.73%) LXC
14 11 (0.67%) VMware Server
15 10 (0.61%) DFS Replication
15 10 (0.61%) Firmware
15 10 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 10 (0.61%) VirtualBox
16 9 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 336 (20.44%) SCCM
2 116 (7.06%) WSUS
3 84 (5.11%) SCOM
4 62 (3.77%) Backup Exec
5 46 (2.80%) Norton AntiVirus
6 35 (2.13%) SCVMM
7 34 (2.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 32 (1.95%) Puppet
9 27 (1.64%) Ansible
9 27 (1.64%) Nessus
10 26 (1.58%) Microsoft Intune
10 26 (1.58%) vCenter Server
11 25 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
12 23 (1.40%) Jamf Pro
12 23 (1.40%) NetBackup
13 22 (1.34%) BMC PATROL
14 20 (1.22%) HP Data Protector
15 19 (1.16%) SCOrch
16 16 (0.97%) EMC NetWorker
17 15 (0.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1,019 (61.98%) Microsoft
2 845 (51.40%) VMware
3 372 (22.63%) Cisco
4 365 (22.20%) Citrix
5 223 (13.56%) HP
6 141 (8.58%) Veeam
7 126 (7.66%) Symantec
8 111 (6.75%) Dell
9 91 (5.54%) Apple
10 71 (4.32%) NetApp
11 67 (4.08%) Meraki
12 60 (3.65%) EMC
13 53 (3.22%) CommVault
14 44 (2.68%) Mitel
15 43 (2.62%) Oracle
15 43 (2.62%) Sophos
16 42 (2.55%) Ivanti
17 41 (2.49%) Avaya
17 41 (2.49%) Red Hat
18 37 (2.25%) SonicWALL