Period
to 9 July 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 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK > England
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 321 236 189
Rank change year-on-year -85 -47 -39
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 656 1,977 3,103
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.91% 1.45% 1.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.29% 6.32% 8.01%
Number of salaries quoted 581 1,715 2,701
Median annual salary £41,250 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.55% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £59,000 £62,500 £60,250
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 15,296 31,293 38,739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.31% 23.00% 23.34%
Number of salaries quoted 12,543 24,968 31,504
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 9 July 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 9 July 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 -67 240 £52,500 +16.67% 11
North of England 0 120 £37,500 +15.38% 14
South East -67 113 £40,000 +2.56% 10
Midlands +35 75 £32,500 - 9
East of England +13 70 £40,336 +6.85% 3
North West +49 69 £35,000 +9.38% 5
West Midlands +29 43 £30,000 -7.69% 4
Yorkshire -11 42 £40,000 +25.00% 8
South West -29 37 £31,500 -10.00% 13
East Midlands +66 31 £42,500 +41.67% 5
North East +20 9 £23,125 -32.17% 1
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 9 July 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.

1 656 (100.00%) Windows
2 502 (76.52%) Windows Server
3 501 (76.37%) Active Directory
4 449 (68.45%) Microsoft
5 356 (54.27%) VMware
6 348 (53.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 335 (51.07%) Office 365
8 298 (45.43%) Windows Server 2016
9 250 (38.11%) Azure
10 234 (35.67%) DNS
11 228 (34.76%) Windows 7
12 216 (32.93%) DHCP
12 216 (32.93%) Windows 10
13 211 (32.16%) VMware Infrastructure
14 194 (29.57%) Hyper-V
15 185 (28.20%) Citrix
16 178 (27.13%) MS Exchange
17 171 (26.07%) ITIL
18 165 (25.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 152 (23.17%) TCP/IP
20 151 (23.02%) SQL Server
20 151 (23.02%) PowerShell
21 150 (22.87%) Firewall
22 134 (20.43%) SCCM
23 131 (19.97%) LAN
24 125 (19.05%) WAN
24 125 (19.05%) Cisco
25 121 (18.45%) Microsoft Certification
26 115 (17.53%) SAN
27 110 (16.77%) 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
1 178 (27.13%) MS Exchange
2 105 (16.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 85 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 64 (9.76%) IIS
5 58 (8.84%) SharePoint
6 36 (5.49%) Skype for Business
7 17 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (0.91%) SAS
10 5 (0.76%) Apache
10 5 (0.76%) Confluence
10 5 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.46%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.30%) WordPress
13 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.15%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 103 (15.70%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.83%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.61%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (2.59%) Salerio
2 8 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.61%) Exchequer
4 3 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.46%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.46%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.30%) Sage 50
5 2 (0.30%) Shopify
6 1 (0.15%) Faxination
6 1 (0.15%) Line 50
6 1 (0.15%) Pegasus Opera
6 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 335 (51.07%) Office 365
2 250 (38.11%) Azure
3 92 (14.02%) AWS
4 43 (6.55%) IaaS
5 35 (5.34%) PaaS
6 30 (4.57%) Azure Active Directory
6 30 (4.57%) SaaS
7 23 (3.51%) Mimecast
8 15 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.68%) OneDrive
10 9 (1.37%) GCP
11 8 (1.22%) Power Platform
12 6 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.91%) Amazon ELB
12 6 (0.91%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.76%) WhatsApp
14 3 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 234 (35.67%) DNS
2 216 (32.93%) DHCP
3 152 (23.17%) TCP/IP
4 150 (22.87%) Firewall
5 131 (19.97%) LAN
6 125 (19.05%) WAN
7 115 (17.53%) SAN
8 82 (12.50%) VPN
9 45 (6.86%) Wireless
10 43 (6.55%) Skype
11 37 (5.64%) Fibre Channel
11 37 (5.64%) iSCSI
12 36 (5.49%) VLAN
13 33 (5.03%) NetScaler
14 32 (4.88%) Internet
15 31 (4.73%) VoIP
16 21 (3.20%) Wi-Fi
17 19 (2.90%) Network Security
17 19 (2.90%) Remote Desktop
18 18 (2.74%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (23.02%) SQL Server
2 37 (5.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (4.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (2.59%) SQL Server 2016
5 16 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
6 11 (1.68%) SQL Server 2014
6 11 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (1.37%) MySQL
7 9 (1.37%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.91%) Power BI
9 5 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.30%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2017
13 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (4.42%) JIRA
2 10 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.37%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (1.22%) TeamCity
5 6 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.61%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.30%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.30%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.15%) MSI
General
1 91 (13.87%) Finance
2 18 (2.74%) Back Office
3 12 (1.83%) Law
4 10 (1.52%) Retail
5 9 (1.37%) Banking
5 9 (1.37%) Games
6 8 (1.22%) Public Sector
7 6 (0.91%) Legal
7 6 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.61%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.61%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.46%) Local Government
10 2 (0.30%) Billing
10 2 (0.30%) Publishing
10 2 (0.30%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.15%) Advertising
11 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.15%) Automotive
11 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.15%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 133 (20.27%) Analyst
2 109 (16.62%) Support Engineer
3 106 (16.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 93 (14.18%) IT Engineer
5 65 (9.91%) IT Support
6 63 (9.60%) Support Analyst
7 54 (8.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 52 (7.93%) 3rd Line Support
9 41 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
10 40 (6.10%) Server Engineer
11 35 (5.34%) Applications Support
12 34 (5.18%) 2nd Line Support
12 34 (5.18%) Systems Engineer
13 30 (4.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 28 (4.27%) Consultant
15 27 (4.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 27 (4.12%) IT Analyst
16 26 (3.96%) Operations Engineer
17 25 (3.81%) Applications Support Analyst
18 24 (3.66%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.96%) .NET
2 17 (2.59%) Elastic Stack
2 17 (2.59%) Regular Expression
2 17 (2.59%) Web Services
3 15 (2.29%) HTML
4 14 (2.13%) CSS
5 11 (1.68%) XML
6 9 (1.37%) LDAP
7 8 (1.22%) HTML5
8 7 (1.07%) ASP.NET
9 6 (0.91%) JSON
10 5 (0.76%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.61%) XSLT
12 3 (0.46%) DHTML
12 3 (0.46%) EDI
12 3 (0.46%) FIX Protocol
12 3 (0.46%) SAML
12 3 (0.46%) XHTML
13 2 (0.30%) Ajax
13 2 (0.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 108 (16.46%) Data Centre
2 42 (6.40%) Self-Motivation
3 41 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 30 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (4.42%) Replication
6 24 (3.66%) Clustering
7 21 (3.20%) Private Cloud
8 20 (3.05%) Driving Licence
9 19 (2.90%) Equities
10 18 (2.74%) SWIFT
11 17 (2.59%) Derivative
12 11 (1.68%) HP Storage
13 8 (1.22%) Life Science
14 7 (1.07%) iPhone
15 6 (0.91%) EMC VMAX
15 6 (0.91%) EMC VNX
15 6 (0.91%) IBM XIV
15 6 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
16 5 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
16 5 (0.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 656 (100.00%) Windows
2 502 (76.52%) Windows Server
3 348 (53.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 298 (45.43%) Windows Server 2016
5 228 (34.76%) Windows 7
6 216 (32.93%) Windows 10
7 106 (16.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 97 (14.79%) Linux
9 83 (12.65%) Windows Server 2019
10 72 (10.98%) Windows 8
11 57 (8.69%) Unix
12 22 (3.35%) Mac OS X
13 19 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 18 (2.74%) CentOS
15 17 (2.59%) Android
16 13 (1.98%) Ubuntu
17 12 (1.83%) Oracle Linux
18 11 (1.68%) Apple iOS
19 8 (1.22%) Solaris
20 5 (0.76%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (26.07%) ITIL
2 165 (25.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 75 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
4 70 (10.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 63 (9.60%) Change Management
6 47 (7.16%) Project Management
7 39 (5.95%) Project Delivery
8 38 (5.79%) Service Delivery
9 35 (5.34%) Technical Leadership
10 34 (5.18%) Server Management
11 33 (5.03%) DevOps
11 33 (5.03%) ITSM
12 32 (4.88%) Incident Management
13 29 (4.42%) Performance Monitoring
14 27 (4.12%) Configuration Management
14 27 (4.12%) Kalman Filter
14 27 (4.12%) Storage Management
15 23 (3.51%) Proactive Management
15 23 (3.51%) Service Management
15 23 (3.51%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 151 (23.02%) PowerShell
2 110 (16.77%) SQL
3 16 (2.44%) Bash Shell
4 14 (2.13%) Python
4 14 (2.13%) T-SQL
5 12 (1.83%) Shell Script
6 11 (1.68%) Perl
7 9 (1.37%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.37%) PHP
7 9 (1.37%) VBScript
8 8 (1.22%) C#
9 6 (0.91%) PHP 5
10 5 (0.76%) C
10 5 (0.76%) VB
11 4 (0.61%) Java
11 4 (0.61%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.46%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.46%) R
12 3 (0.46%) VB6
12 3 (0.46%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 121 (18.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (10.52%) MCSE
3 59 (8.99%) MCSA
4 42 (6.40%) Security Cleared
5 40 (6.10%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (5.34%) ITIL Certification
7 30 (4.57%) Server+ Certification
8 29 (4.42%) MCP
9 27 (4.12%) Degree
10 26 (3.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 22 (3.35%) CCNA
11 22 (3.35%) DV Cleared
12 14 (2.13%) CCNP
12 14 (2.13%) MCITP
13 12 (1.83%) SC Cleared
14 10 (1.52%) VCP5
15 8 (1.22%) A+ Certification
16 7 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
17 4 (0.61%) CCSP
17 4 (0.61%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (10.67%) SLA
2 16 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (2.13%) QA
4 9 (1.37%) GDPR
5 4 (0.61%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 501 (76.37%) Active Directory
2 211 (32.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 194 (29.57%) Hyper-V
4 76 (11.59%) VMware ESXi
5 55 (8.38%) vSphere
6 42 (6.40%) XenApp
7 28 (4.27%) XenDesktop
8 21 (3.20%) Virtual Machines
8 21 (3.20%) VMware Workstation
9 19 (2.90%) Virtual Servers
10 15 (2.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 9 (1.37%) BitLocker
12 7 (1.07%) DFS Replication
13 6 (0.91%) NFS
14 5 (0.76%) vCloud
14 5 (0.76%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.30%) Docker
16 2 (0.30%) Terminal Server
16 2 (0.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 134 (20.43%) SCCM
2 54 (8.23%) WSUS
3 47 (7.16%) SCVMM
4 33 (5.03%) Ansible
4 33 (5.03%) SCOM
5 27 (4.12%) Microsoft Intune
5 27 (4.12%) NetBackup
6 26 (3.96%) Puppet
7 24 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
8 22 (3.35%) EMC NetWorker
9 21 (3.20%) Backup Exec
10 17 (2.59%) Nagios
11 13 (1.98%) vCenter Server
12 10 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
13 9 (1.37%) XenMobile
14 8 (1.22%) Single Sign-On
15 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
15 5 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 4 (0.61%) Terraform
17 3 (0.46%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 449 (68.45%) Microsoft
2 356 (54.27%) VMware
3 185 (28.20%) Citrix
4 125 (19.05%) Cisco
5 100 (15.24%) HP
6 49 (7.47%) Oracle
6 49 (7.47%) Symantec
7 39 (5.95%) EMC
7 39 (5.95%) Veeam
8 36 (5.49%) Apple
9 32 (4.88%) Red Hat
10 28 (4.27%) Dell
11 24 (3.66%) ServiceNow
12 21 (3.20%) NetApp
13 14 (2.13%) Fortinet
14 13 (1.98%) F5
14 13 (1.98%) Sophos
15 11 (1.68%) CheckPoint
15 11 (1.68%) IBM
16 10 (1.52%) Siemens