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

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK > England
6 months to
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 216 182 138
Rank change year-on-year -34 -44 -46
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2,176 3,167 3,985
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.58% 1.91% 2.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.79% 8.00% 10.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,885 2,722 3,467
England median annual salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.35% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,975 £58,750
UK median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% -1.37% -

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 32,034 39,597 39,373
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.30% 23.86% 24.30%
Number of salaries quoted 25,630 32,620 33,379
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,613 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +1.15%

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 April 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 April 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 -51 803 £42,500 -5.56% 13
South East -2 482 £37,500 +15.38% 6
North of England -47 303 £32,500 -7.14% 13
East of England +84 245 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Midlands -35 183 £37,500 +20.97% 8
Yorkshire -33 155 £31,500 -14.86% 6
South West -59 155 £35,000 +7.69% 10
North West -44 135 £32,500 +8.33% 6
West Midlands -21 124 £40,000 +23.08% 7
East Midlands -7 59 £36,500 +46.00% 1
North East +9 14 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 2,176 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,631 (74.95%) Windows Server
3 1,611 (74.03%) Active Directory
4 1,377 (63.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,375 (63.19%) Microsoft
6 1,185 (54.46%) VMware
7 928 (42.65%) Office 365
8 767 (35.25%) Windows 7
9 758 (34.83%) VMware Infrastructure
10 737 (33.87%) DNS
11 689 (31.66%) Hyper-V
12 686 (31.53%) MS Exchange
13 684 (31.43%) Windows 10
14 675 (31.02%) DHCP
15 624 (28.68%) Firewall
16 592 (27.21%) Microsoft Azure
17 563 (25.87%) ITIL
18 518 (23.81%) PowerShell
19 516 (23.71%) Cisco
20 494 (22.70%) Citrix
21 467 (21.46%) Microsoft Certification
22 466 (21.42%) SQL Server
23 447 (20.54%) Microsoft Office
24 430 (19.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 402 (18.47%) Linux
26 385 (17.69%) TCP/IP
27 381 (17.51%) SQL
28 379 (17.42%) WAN
29 373 (17.14%) LAN
30 370 (17.00%) SCCM

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
1 686 (31.53%) MS Exchange
2 344 (15.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 247 (11.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 193 (8.87%) SharePoint
5 177 (8.13%) IIS
6 109 (5.01%) Skype for Business
7 82 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 42 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2003
9 28 (1.29%) Apache
10 26 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
11 24 (1.10%) IBM Notes
12 23 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
13 16 (0.74%) nginx
14 15 (0.69%) Tomcat
15 9 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 8 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
17 7 (0.32%) CMS
18 6 (0.28%) Confluence
18 6 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
18 6 (0.28%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 447 (20.54%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.092%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.046%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.046%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.046%) Revit
Business Applications
1 39 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.14%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.14%) Lawson
4 3 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.092%) Aareon QL
5 2 (0.092%) Academy Housing
5 2 (0.092%) MIS ActiveH
5 2 (0.092%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.092%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.092%) OPENHousing
5 2 (0.092%) Orchard Housing
6 1 (0.046%) assyst
6 1 (0.046%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.046%) Magento
6 1 (0.046%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 928 (42.65%) Office 365
2 592 (27.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 246 (11.31%) Amazon AWS
4 74 (3.40%) Mimecast
5 70 (3.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 70 (3.22%) IaaS
6 49 (2.25%) PaaS
7 37 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
7 37 (1.70%) SaaS
8 35 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
9 27 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
10 25 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 24 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
11 24 (1.10%) Datadog
12 22 (1.01%) OneDrive
13 12 (0.55%) IBM Cloud
14 10 (0.46%) G Suite
15 6 (0.28%) iTunes
16 5 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 4 (0.18%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 737 (33.87%) DNS
2 675 (31.02%) DHCP
3 624 (28.68%) Firewall
4 385 (17.69%) TCP/IP
5 379 (17.42%) WAN
6 373 (17.14%) LAN
7 335 (15.40%) SAN
8 233 (10.71%) VPN
9 180 (8.27%) VLAN
10 158 (7.26%) VoIP
11 123 (5.65%) Wireless
12 115 (5.28%) Internet
13 105 (4.83%) Remote Desktop
14 103 (4.73%) Skype
15 99 (4.55%) Network Security
16 80 (3.68%) NAS
17 65 (2.99%) iSCSI
18 58 (2.67%) SSL
19 54 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
20 50 (2.30%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 466 (21.42%) SQL Server
2 143 (6.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 83 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 55 (2.53%) SQL Server 2016
5 51 (2.34%) SQL Server 2014
6 42 (1.93%) MySQL
7 38 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
8 34 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 33 (1.52%) Relational Database
10 32 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 29 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 22 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
13 19 (0.87%) Oracle Database
13 19 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
14 18 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
15 14 (0.64%) Data Lake
16 13 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
17 12 (0.55%) DB2
17 12 (0.55%) Hadoop
17 12 (0.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (1.98%) Jenkins
2 37 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 35 (1.61%) MSI
4 30 (1.38%) Visual Studio
5 24 (1.10%) Travis CI
5 24 (1.10%) Vagrant
6 20 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (0.87%) JIRA
8 17 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
9 12 (0.55%) Git (software)
9 12 (0.55%) InstallShield
10 11 (0.51%) WinDbg
11 10 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (0.46%) TeamCity
12 8 (0.37%) AdminStudio
12 8 (0.37%) Chocolatey
13 7 (0.32%) Eclipse
14 2 (0.092%) Artifactory
14 2 (0.092%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.092%) Subversion
General
1 273 (12.55%) Finance
2 79 (3.63%) Retail
3 70 (3.22%) Legal
4 53 (2.44%) Banking
5 45 (2.07%) Law
6 35 (1.61%) Marketing
7 33 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 24 (1.10%) Back Office
9 13 (0.60%) Billing
10 12 (0.55%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.51%) Games
12 10 (0.46%) Advertising
13 9 (0.41%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.37%) Front Office
14 8 (0.37%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.32%) Military
16 6 (0.28%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.23%) Automotive
18 4 (0.18%) Local Government
19 3 (0.14%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 472 (21.69%) Analyst
2 391 (17.97%) Support Engineer
3 374 (17.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 282 (12.96%) IT Engineer
5 280 (12.87%) IT Support
6 224 (10.29%) Support Analyst
7 192 (8.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 188 (8.64%) Windows Engineer
9 184 (8.46%) 2nd Line Support
10 156 (7.17%) 3rd Line Support
11 151 (6.94%) IT Support Engineer
12 139 (6.39%) Administrator
13 130 (5.97%) IT Analyst
14 121 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 113 (5.19%) Server Engineer
16 104 (4.78%) Systems Engineer
17 101 (4.64%) Systems Administrator
18 96 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 92 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 87 (4.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (2.76%) .NET
2 30 (1.38%) Elastic Stack
3 29 (1.33%) Web Services
4 22 (1.01%) LDAP
5 21 (0.97%) Software Packaging
6 18 (0.83%) JSON
7 16 (0.74%) X-Windows
8 14 (0.64%) .NET Framework
8 14 (0.64%) LAMP
8 14 (0.64%) LEMP Stack
8 14 (0.64%) WSH
9 12 (0.55%) HTML
10 8 (0.37%) 802.1X
10 8 (0.37%) ADSI
11 6 (0.28%) ASP.NET
11 6 (0.28%) SAML
12 5 (0.23%) Middleware
12 5 (0.23%) OAuth
12 5 (0.23%) OAuth2
12 5 (0.23%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 210 (9.65%) Data Centre
2 160 (7.35%) Clustering
3 152 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
4 134 (6.16%) Self-Motivation
5 89 (4.09%) Management Information System
6 83 (3.81%) PKI
7 73 (3.35%) iPhone
8 68 (3.13%) Replication
9 50 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
10 47 (2.16%) Public Cloud
11 44 (2.02%) Driving Licence
12 42 (1.93%) Fat Client
12 42 (1.93%) iPad
12 42 (1.93%) Thin Client
13 32 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
14 24 (1.10%) CMDB
15 22 (1.01%) User Experience
16 21 (0.97%) Blackberry
16 21 (0.97%) Smartphone
17 20 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,176 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,631 (74.95%) Windows Server
3 1,377 (63.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 767 (35.25%) Windows 7
5 684 (31.43%) Windows 10
6 402 (18.47%) Linux
7 290 (13.33%) Windows 8
8 279 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 86 (3.95%) Unix
10 80 (3.68%) CentOS
11 79 (3.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 72 (3.31%) Windows XP
13 66 (3.03%) Android
14 56 (2.57%) Apple iOS
15 53 (2.44%) AIX
15 53 (2.44%) Ubuntu
16 35 (1.61%) Mac OS X
17 24 (1.10%) DC/OS
18 20 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
19 17 (0.78%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 563 (25.87%) ITIL
2 430 (19.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 267 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
4 187 (8.59%) Migration
5 181 (8.32%) Agile Software Development
6 138 (6.34%) Disaster Recovery
7 125 (5.74%) Service Delivery
8 121 (5.56%) Patch Management
9 119 (5.47%) Service Management
10 110 (5.06%) Project Management
11 107 (4.92%) Mentoring
12 105 (4.83%) Incident Management
13 104 (4.78%) Problem Management
14 99 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
15 95 (4.37%) Change Management
15 95 (4.37%) High Availability
15 95 (4.37%) Root Cause Analysis
16 89 (4.09%) DevOps
17 85 (3.91%) Asset Management
18 76 (3.49%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 518 (23.81%) PowerShell
2 381 (17.51%) SQL
3 97 (4.46%) VBScript
4 73 (3.35%) VB
5 66 (3.03%) Python
6 50 (2.30%) Bash Shell
7 46 (2.11%) T-SQL
8 45 (2.07%) C#
9 35 (1.61%) C
9 35 (1.61%) Perl
10 20 (0.92%) Shell Script
11 19 (0.87%) PHP
11 19 (0.87%) Ruby
12 16 (0.74%) Bourne shell
13 14 (0.64%) Java
14 13 (0.60%) Korn
15 8 (0.37%) JavaScript
16 5 (0.23%) VBA
17 3 (0.14%) C++
18 2 (0.092%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 467 (21.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 259 (11.90%) MCSE
3 166 (7.63%) MCSA
4 152 (6.99%) Cisco Certification
5 139 (6.39%) MCP
6 133 (6.11%) CCNA
7 130 (5.97%) Security Cleared
8 128 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 118 (5.42%) Degree
10 87 (4.00%) MCITP
11 80 (3.68%) SC Cleared
12 60 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
13 45 (2.07%) CCNP
14 39 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
15 38 (1.75%) MCTS
16 35 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
16 35 (1.61%) DV Cleared
17 29 (1.33%) A+ Certification
18 28 (1.29%) CISSP
19 21 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 233 (10.71%) SLA
2 66 (3.03%) GDPR
3 33 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.01%) QA
5 14 (0.64%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.51%) PMO
7 10 (0.46%) COBIT
8 9 (0.41%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.23%) ISO 22301
9 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.092%) HL7
12 1 (0.046%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.046%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1,611 (74.03%) Active Directory
2 758 (34.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 689 (31.66%) Hyper-V
4 259 (11.90%) VMware ESXi
5 226 (10.39%) vSphere
6 180 (8.27%) XenApp
7 122 (5.61%) XenDesktop
8 92 (4.23%) Microsoft App-V
9 62 (2.85%) Virtual Machines
10 50 (2.30%) Virtual Servers
11 46 (2.11%) VMware Workstation
12 34 (1.56%) Docker
12 34 (1.56%) XenServer
13 30 (1.38%) Terminal Services
14 28 (1.29%) VirtualBox
15 27 (1.24%) BitLocker
16 25 (1.15%) DFS Replication
17 22 (1.01%) NFS
18 16 (0.74%) LXC
18 16 (0.74%) Xen
Systems Management
1 370 (17.00%) SCCM
2 137 (6.30%) SCOM
3 135 (6.20%) Backup Exec
4 125 (5.74%) WSUS
5 97 (4.46%) vCenter Server
6 76 (3.49%) Puppet
7 69 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
8 63 (2.90%) Microsoft Clustering
9 61 (2.80%) Ansible
10 59 (2.71%) Norton AntiVirus
11 44 (2.02%) SCVMM
12 43 (1.98%) Kubernetes
13 42 (1.93%) SCOrch
14 40 (1.84%) vRealize
15 39 (1.79%) Terraform
16 32 (1.47%) AirWatch
17 28 (1.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 24 (1.10%) Docker Swarm
18 24 (1.10%) NetBackup
18 24 (1.10%) Packer
Vendors
1 1,375 (63.19%) Microsoft
2 1,185 (54.46%) VMware
3 516 (23.71%) Cisco
4 494 (22.70%) Citrix
5 331 (15.21%) HP
6 193 (8.87%) Dell
7 162 (7.44%) NetApp
8 147 (6.76%) Veeam
9 138 (6.34%) Symantec
10 106 (4.87%) EMC
11 93 (4.27%) IBM
12 90 (4.14%) Red Hat
13 88 (4.04%) Apple
14 79 (3.63%) Ivanti
15 77 (3.54%) Oracle
16 69 (3.17%) Veritas
17 68 (3.13%) SonicWALL
18 65 (2.99%) SolarWinds
19 56 (2.57%) Avaya
20 54 (2.48%) Sophos