Period
to 26 February 2021

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 26 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK > England
6 months to
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 400 295 214
Rank change year-on-year -105 -81 -43
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 441 1,240 2,368
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.66% 1.09% 1.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.33% 4.91% 7.21%
Number of salaries quoted 394 1,126 2,095
Median annual salary £37,500 £36,050 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.02% -3.87% +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £62,625 £58,750 £61,250
UK median annual salary £37,500 £36,050 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.02% -3.87% +7.14%

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 13,244 25,235 32,854
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.83% 22.19% 23.37%
Number of salaries quoted 10,892 20,683 26,896
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

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 26 February 2021.

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 26 February 2021. 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 -34 133 £50,000 +11.11% 24
South East -7 92 £34,000 -2.86% 24
North of England -57 74 £40,000 +14.29% 19
Midlands -37 53 £35,000 +12.90% 17
East of England +30 45 £29,250 -16.43% 4
South West -9 41 £34,000 +7.94% 13
Yorkshire -26 38 £31,500 -16.00% 8
North West -31 30 £42,000 +21.74% 10
East Midlands -7 26 £35,000 -6.67% 6
West Midlands -16 26 £35,433 +22.18% 11
North East +12 6 £51,000 -29.47% 1
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 26 February 2021, 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.

1 441 (100.00%) Windows
2 332 (75.28%) Windows Server
3 325 (73.70%) Active Directory
4 313 (70.98%) Microsoft
5 268 (60.77%) VMware
6 260 (58.96%) Microsoft 365
7 234 (53.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 207 (46.94%) VMware Infrastructure
9 190 (43.08%) Windows Server 2016
10 188 (42.63%) Azure
11 165 (37.41%) MS Exchange
12 156 (35.37%) Windows 10
13 134 (30.39%) Firewall
14 128 (29.02%) Windows 7
15 124 (28.12%) DNS
16 122 (27.66%) Citrix
17 119 (26.98%) Hyper-V
18 111 (25.17%) DHCP
19 108 (24.49%) Cisco
20 106 (24.04%) Microsoft Office
21 100 (22.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 93 (21.09%) ITIL
22 93 (21.09%) TCP/IP
23 90 (20.41%) SCCM
24 87 (19.73%) PowerShell
25 85 (19.27%) Windows Server 2019
26 82 (18.59%) SQL Server
27 79 (17.91%) SharePoint
28 78 (17.69%) VMware ESXi
29 72 (16.33%) Finance

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
1 165 (37.41%) MS Exchange
2 79 (17.91%) SharePoint
3 56 (12.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 22 (4.99%) IIS
7 19 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (3.40%) Skype for Business
9 12 (2.72%) SharePoint Server
10 11 (2.49%) Confluence
11 4 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.91%) WordPress
12 1 (0.23%) Apache
12 1 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.23%) SAS
12 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 106 (24.04%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.45%) Relativity
3 1 (0.23%) BASE24
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 260 (58.96%) Microsoft 365
2 188 (42.63%) Azure
3 57 (12.93%) AWS
4 40 (9.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 27 (6.12%) Mimecast
6 15 (3.40%) OneDrive
7 12 (2.72%) IaaS
8 11 (2.49%) Dynamics 365
8 11 (2.49%) SaaS
9 8 (1.81%) PaaS
10 3 (0.68%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (0.68%) OpenDNS
11 2 (0.45%) GCP
11 2 (0.45%) GoToWebinar
11 2 (0.45%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.23%) Cloudflare
12 1 (0.23%) G Suite
12 1 (0.23%) PowerApps
12 1 (0.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 134 (30.39%) Firewall
2 124 (28.12%) DNS
3 111 (25.17%) DHCP
4 93 (21.09%) TCP/IP
5 65 (14.74%) LAN
5 65 (14.74%) VPN
6 62 (14.06%) WAN
7 61 (13.83%) SAN
8 57 (12.93%) VoIP
9 34 (7.71%) Skype
10 33 (7.48%) VLAN
11 20 (4.54%) Internet
12 19 (4.31%) MPLS
12 19 (4.31%) NetScaler
13 17 (3.85%) iSCSI
14 14 (3.17%) Wireless
15 13 (2.95%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (2.95%) Intranet
16 12 (2.72%) Ethernet
17 11 (2.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (18.59%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (2.04%) Big Data
5 8 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.13%) SQL Server 2019
9 4 (0.91%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.45%) Power BI
11 1 (0.23%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.23%) MySQL
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (0.91%) JIRA
2 3 (0.68%) InstallShield
2 3 (0.68%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.68%) MSI
3 2 (0.45%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.23%) Hudson
4 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 72 (16.33%) Finance
2 22 (4.99%) Banking
3 14 (3.17%) Legal
4 13 (2.95%) Law
4 13 (2.95%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.49%) Public Sector
6 9 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.81%) Retail
8 6 (1.36%) Local Government
9 5 (1.13%) Electronics
9 5 (1.13%) Mandarin Language
9 5 (1.13%) Marketing
10 3 (0.68%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.68%) Housing Association
11 1 (0.23%) Advertising
11 1 (0.23%) Front Office
11 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 88 (19.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 79 (17.91%) Analyst
3 68 (15.42%) Support Engineer
4 65 (14.74%) IT Engineer
5 52 (11.79%) IT Support
6 42 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
7 40 (9.07%) Service Analyst
8 36 (8.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 34 (7.71%) 3rd Line Support
10 33 (7.48%) 2nd Line Support
11 27 (6.12%) IT Support Engineer
12 26 (5.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 23 (5.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 21 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
15 20 (4.54%) Support Analyst
16 19 (4.31%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
17 18 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 18 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
18 17 (3.85%) IT Analyst
19 15 (3.40%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.22%) Web Services
2 9 (2.04%) .NET
2 9 (2.04%) XML
3 7 (1.59%) CSS
3 7 (1.59%) HTML
4 6 (1.36%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (1.36%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (0.68%) LDAP
5 3 (0.68%) MDX
5 3 (0.68%) SAML
5 3 (0.68%) WSH
6 2 (0.45%) SOAP
7 1 (0.23%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.23%) COM
7 1 (0.23%) CSS3
7 1 (0.23%) OAuth
7 1 (0.23%) React
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.39%) Data Centre
2 27 (6.12%) Replication
3 25 (5.67%) Clustering
4 24 (5.44%) Management Information System
5 16 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (2.95%) Driving Licence
8 10 (2.27%) Client/Server
8 10 (2.27%) EMC VNXe
8 10 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
8 10 (2.27%) FlexPod
8 10 (2.27%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 9 (2.04%) FMCG
10 6 (1.36%) Smart City
10 6 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.13%) PKI
11 5 (1.13%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.91%) Blackberry
13 3 (0.68%) iPhone
13 3 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 441 (100.00%) Windows
2 332 (75.28%) Windows Server
3 234 (53.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 190 (43.08%) Windows Server 2016
5 156 (35.37%) Windows 10
6 128 (29.02%) Windows 7
7 85 (19.27%) Windows Server 2019
8 58 (13.15%) Linux
9 39 (8.84%) Windows 8
10 37 (8.39%) Android
11 31 (7.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 22 (4.99%) Mac OS X
13 18 (4.08%) CentOS
14 16 (3.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 14 (3.17%) Apple iOS
16 9 (2.04%) Unix
17 8 (1.81%) Ubuntu
18 5 (1.13%) Check Point GAiA
19 4 (0.91%) VMS
19 4 (0.91%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (22.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 93 (21.09%) ITIL
3 56 (12.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 39 (8.84%) Problem-Solving
5 29 (6.58%) Service Management
6 22 (4.99%) Change Management
7 21 (4.76%) Incident Management
8 20 (4.54%) Migration
8 20 (4.54%) Root Cause Analysis
9 19 (4.31%) Kalman Filter
9 19 (4.31%) Mentoring
9 19 (4.31%) Project Management
10 18 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (3.85%) ITSM
11 17 (3.85%) Proactive Monitoring
11 17 (3.85%) Server Management
12 16 (3.63%) Service Delivery
13 15 (3.40%) Capacity Planning
13 15 (3.40%) Change Control
13 15 (3.40%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (19.73%) PowerShell
2 70 (15.87%) SQL
3 15 (3.40%) T-SQL
4 10 (2.27%) Python
5 9 (2.04%) C#
5 9 (2.04%) VBScript
6 7 (1.59%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.13%) C
8 4 (0.91%) Perl
8 4 (0.91%) VB
9 3 (0.68%) R
10 2 (0.45%) ActionScript
10 2 (0.45%) ActionScript 2.0
10 2 (0.45%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.45%) Ruby
10 2 (0.45%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.23%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 50 (11.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (9.98%) Cisco Certification
3 43 (9.75%) CCNA
4 32 (7.26%) Security Cleared
5 29 (6.58%) MCSE
6 28 (6.35%) SC Cleared
7 25 (5.67%) MCSA
8 17 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (3.17%) MCITP
10 13 (2.95%) CCNP
11 11 (2.49%) Degree
11 11 (2.49%) MCP
12 8 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.13%) DBS Check
13 5 (1.13%) DV Cleared
14 4 (0.91%) A+ Certification
14 4 (0.91%) CISSP
14 4 (0.91%) Server+ Certification
15 3 (0.68%) CISM
15 3 (0.68%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (9.75%) SLA
2 11 (2.49%) GDPR
3 10 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.81%) QA
5 6 (1.36%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.23%) NIST
System Software
1 325 (73.70%) Active Directory
2 207 (46.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 119 (26.98%) Hyper-V
4 78 (17.69%) VMware ESXi
5 49 (11.11%) XenApp
6 47 (10.66%) vSphere
7 42 (9.52%) XenDesktop
8 21 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
9 19 (4.31%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (2.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (1.36%) Firmware
12 4 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.91%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 2 (0.45%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.45%) Samba
14 2 (0.45%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.45%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 90 (20.41%) SCCM
2 41 (9.30%) Microsoft Intune
3 23 (5.22%) SCOM
4 17 (3.85%) vCenter Server
5 16 (3.63%) Backup Exec
5 16 (3.63%) NetBackup
6 13 (2.95%) SCVMM
7 12 (2.72%) WSUS
8 11 (2.49%) Norton AntiVirus
9 10 (2.27%) Ansible
10 8 (1.81%) AirWatch
10 8 (1.81%) Microsoft Clustering
10 8 (1.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 6 (1.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 6 (1.36%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (1.36%) Terraform
12 5 (1.13%) Cisco CUCM
12 5 (1.13%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (1.13%) Nagios
12 5 (1.13%) Nessus
Vendors
1 313 (70.98%) Microsoft
2 268 (60.77%) VMware
3 122 (27.66%) Citrix
4 108 (24.49%) Cisco
5 58 (13.15%) Veeam
6 56 (12.70%) HP
7 43 (9.75%) Dell
8 36 (8.16%) EMC
9 35 (7.94%) NetApp
10 30 (6.80%) Apple
11 29 (6.58%) Red Hat
12 25 (5.67%) Sophos
13 21 (4.76%) Avaya
13 21 (4.76%) Symantec
14 16 (3.63%) SonicWALL
15 15 (3.40%) Juniper
16 12 (2.72%) Oracle
17 10 (2.27%) Isilon
17 10 (2.27%) Meraki
17 10 (2.27%) ServiceNow