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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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK > England
6 months to
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 664 443 329
Rank change year-on-year -221 -114 -92
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 502 492 841
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.62% 0.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.93% 3.20% 4.45%
Number of salaries quoted 440 390 740
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,475 £24,250
25th Percentile £27,750 £30,000 £29,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.50% - +6.67%
75th Percentile £47,625 £48,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £58,750
UK median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +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 25,944 15,399 18,887
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.24% 19.38% 21.27%
Number of salaries quoted 14,954 12,254 15,537
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,165 £36,250 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 16 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -263 131 £50,000 +5.26% 17
North of England -54 125 £37,500 -6.25% 15
South East -99 98 £40,000 +6.67% 29
Midlands -75 73 £30,000 -16.35% 17
North West -55 57 £35,649 -15.12% 8
East of England -74 55 £30,000 +13.21% 11
East Midlands -18 51 £28,000 -12.98% 2
Yorkshire -58 48 £37,500 -6.25% 4
South West -49 23 £31,250 -6.02% 10
West Midlands -76 22 £35,000 -12.50% 15
North East +2 20 £40,000 -21.57% 3
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 16 May 2022, 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.

1 502 (100.00%) Windows
2 365 (72.71%) Windows Server
3 344 (68.53%) Microsoft
4 341 (67.93%) Active Directory
5 278 (55.38%) Microsoft 365
6 246 (49.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 235 (46.81%) VMware
8 207 (41.24%) Windows Server 2016
9 182 (36.25%) DNS
10 175 (34.86%) DHCP
11 172 (34.26%) Windows 10
12 168 (33.47%) VMware Infrastructure
13 161 (32.07%) Azure
14 154 (30.68%) PowerShell
15 133 (26.49%) Windows 7
16 131 (26.10%) Social Skills
17 128 (25.50%) ITIL
18 123 (24.50%) Microsoft Office
19 121 (24.10%) Firewall
19 121 (24.10%) Hyper-V
20 119 (23.71%) Windows Server 2019
21 106 (21.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 106 (21.12%) Cisco
22 105 (20.92%) Citrix
23 101 (20.12%) WAN
24 95 (18.92%) SQL
25 94 (18.73%) LAN
26 86 (17.13%) Problem-Solving
26 86 (17.13%) MS Exchange
27 78 (15.54%) 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 86 (17.13%) MS Exchange
2 73 (14.54%) SharePoint
3 61 (12.15%) IIS
4 41 (8.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 28 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (4.38%) Apache
7 18 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (2.79%) WebLogic
8 14 (2.79%) WebLogic Portal
9 13 (2.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (2.59%) Oracle Workflow
9 13 (2.59%) Skype for Business
10 12 (2.39%) CMS
11 8 (1.59%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.60%) Confluence
12 3 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.20%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 123 (24.50%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (4.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.20%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 278 (55.38%) Microsoft 365
2 161 (32.07%) Azure
3 47 (9.36%) AWS
4 39 (7.77%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (2.79%) Nutanix
5 14 (2.79%) SaaS
6 12 (2.39%) OneDrive
7 11 (2.19%) Mimecast
8 9 (1.79%) Power Platform
9 7 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (1.20%) Amazon S3
10 6 (1.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 6 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (1.20%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 6 (1.20%) Route 53
10 6 (1.20%) Serverless
10 6 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (1.00%) IaaS
11 5 (1.00%) IBM Cloud
11 5 (1.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 182 (36.25%) DNS
2 175 (34.86%) DHCP
3 121 (24.10%) Firewall
4 101 (20.12%) WAN
5 94 (18.73%) LAN
6 74 (14.74%) TCP/IP
7 58 (11.55%) SAN
8 52 (10.36%) Wireless
9 39 (7.77%) VLAN
10 35 (6.97%) Skype
11 30 (5.98%) VPN
12 23 (4.58%) Fibre Channel
13 16 (3.19%) HTTP
14 15 (2.99%) Internet
14 15 (2.99%) Remote Desktop
14 15 (2.99%) WLAN
15 13 (2.59%) IP Telephony
15 13 (2.59%) VoIP
16 12 (2.39%) NetScaler
16 12 (2.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (15.54%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.98%) Oracle Database
3 14 (2.79%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (1.79%) Power BI
5 8 (1.59%) MySQL
6 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.20%) DB2
8 1 (0.20%) Ingres
8 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (1.20%) JIRA
2 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (0.60%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.20%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.20%) Subversion
3 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.20%) TestDirector
General
1 131 (26.10%) Social Skills
2 64 (12.75%) Finance
3 21 (4.18%) Telecoms
4 19 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (3.59%) Retail
6 16 (3.19%) Documentation Skills
6 16 (3.19%) Legal
6 16 (3.19%) Organisational Skills
7 15 (2.99%) Presentation Skills
8 14 (2.79%) Banking
8 14 (2.79%) Law
9 13 (2.59%) Advertising
10 12 (2.39%) Multimedia
11 11 (2.19%) Public Sector
12 9 (1.79%) Manufacturing
13 8 (1.59%) Games
14 5 (1.00%) Back Office
15 1 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 106 (21.12%) Analyst
2 93 (18.53%) Support Engineer
3 92 (18.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 88 (17.53%) IT Support
5 87 (17.33%) IT Engineer
6 57 (11.35%) Support Analyst
7 49 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 44 (8.76%) IT Support Engineer
9 34 (6.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 33 (6.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 33 (6.57%) IT Analyst
11 29 (5.78%) Administrator
11 29 (5.78%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 28 (5.58%) Systems Administrator
13 26 (5.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 26 (5.18%) 3rd Line Support
13 26 (5.18%) IT Support Analyst
13 26 (5.18%) IT Technician
14 25 (4.98%) Field Engineer
15 23 (4.58%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.58%) .NET
2 20 (3.98%) HTML
3 12 (2.39%) OLE
4 8 (1.59%) CSS
4 8 (1.59%) Web Services
5 7 (1.39%) XML
6 6 (1.20%) JSP
6 6 (1.20%) XAMPP
6 6 (1.20%) XMPP
6 6 (1.20%) XSLT
7 5 (1.00%) LDAP
8 2 (0.40%) Middleware
9 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.20%) J2EE
9 1 (0.20%) JSON
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 1 (0.20%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.76%) Data Centre
2 43 (8.57%) Clustering
3 25 (4.98%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (4.78%) Driving Licence
5 20 (3.98%) Fat Client
5 20 (3.98%) Thin Client
6 18 (3.59%) SCADA
7 17 (3.39%) EPoS
7 17 (3.39%) PKI
8 14 (2.79%) Replication
9 11 (2.19%) Data Protection Act
10 10 (1.99%) User Experience
11 6 (1.20%) e-Learning
11 6 (1.20%) PMI
11 6 (1.20%) Tandem
12 5 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.80%) CMDB
13 4 (0.80%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.80%) Public Cloud
14 2 (0.40%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 502 (100.00%) Windows
2 365 (72.71%) Windows Server
3 246 (49.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 207 (41.24%) Windows Server 2016
5 172 (34.26%) Windows 10
6 133 (26.49%) Windows 7
7 119 (23.71%) Windows Server 2019
8 76 (15.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 60 (11.95%) Linux
10 54 (10.76%) Windows XP
11 46 (9.16%) Windows 8
12 23 (4.58%) Mac OS X
13 20 (3.98%) Unix
14 18 (3.59%) SUSE
15 17 (3.39%) Android
16 16 (3.19%) Windows Vista
17 14 (2.79%) Solaris
18 10 (1.99%) Windows 2000 Server
19 7 (1.39%) Mac OS
20 3 (0.60%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (25.50%) ITIL
2 106 (21.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 86 (17.13%) Problem-Solving
4 66 (13.15%) Incident Management
5 58 (11.55%) Change Management
6 51 (10.16%) Service Delivery
7 40 (7.97%) Disaster Recovery
7 40 (7.97%) High Availability
7 40 (7.97%) Mentoring
8 39 (7.77%) ITSM
9 35 (6.97%) Security Patching
10 34 (6.77%) Project Management
11 33 (6.57%) Migration
12 28 (5.58%) Continuous Improvement
13 27 (5.38%) Agile
13 27 (5.38%) Time Management
14 26 (5.18%) Network Management
15 25 (4.98%) Root Cause Analysis
16 24 (4.78%) Patch Management
17 22 (4.38%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 154 (30.68%) PowerShell
2 95 (18.92%) SQL
3 36 (7.17%) C#
4 22 (4.38%) VB
5 21 (4.18%) VBScript
6 17 (3.39%) Bash
6 17 (3.39%) VB.NET
7 12 (2.39%) Python
8 8 (1.59%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.39%) PHP
10 6 (1.20%) VBA
11 4 (0.80%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.60%) Java
13 2 (0.40%) C
14 1 (0.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (9.56%) Security Cleared
2 43 (8.57%) Degree
3 33 (6.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (4.78%) MCSE
5 23 (4.58%) SC Cleared
6 15 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (2.79%) CCNA
7 14 (2.79%) DV Cleared
7 14 (2.79%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (2.59%) MCITP
9 12 (2.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 11 (2.19%) DBS Check
11 10 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (1.59%) AWS Certification
13 7 (1.39%) MCSA
14 6 (1.20%) PMI Certification
15 5 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
16 4 (0.80%) CISSP
17 3 (0.60%) MCDST
17 3 (0.60%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (10.36%) SLA
2 17 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (2.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (1.99%) GDPR
5 6 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (1.20%) QA
6 5 (1.00%) ISO 9001
6 5 (1.00%) NCSC
7 4 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.80%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 341 (67.93%) Active Directory
2 168 (33.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (24.10%) Hyper-V
4 57 (11.35%) XenApp
5 53 (10.56%) vSphere
6 35 (6.97%) Virtual Machines
7 34 (6.77%) VMware ESXi
8 26 (5.18%) XenDesktop
9 19 (3.78%) Terminal Services
10 9 (1.79%) VirtualBox
11 5 (1.00%) Docker
12 3 (0.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 3 (0.60%) Firmware
12 3 (0.60%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.40%) Xen
14 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 76 (15.14%) SCCM
2 34 (6.77%) WSUS
3 32 (6.37%) Microsoft Intune
4 31 (6.18%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 22 (4.38%) SCOM
6 20 (3.98%) OpenView
7 18 (3.59%) HP SIM
7 18 (3.59%) Microsoft Clustering
7 18 (3.59%) NetBackup
8 11 (2.19%) Backup Exec
8 11 (2.19%) FortiGate
9 9 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
9 9 (1.79%) vCenter Server
10 8 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (1.39%) PowerCLI
11 7 (1.39%) SCVMM
11 7 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (1.39%) vRealize
12 6 (1.20%) Avamar
12 6 (1.20%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 344 (68.53%) Microsoft
2 235 (46.81%) VMware
3 106 (21.12%) Cisco
4 105 (20.92%) Citrix
5 70 (13.94%) HP
6 61 (12.15%) Veeam
7 41 (8.17%) Oracle
8 28 (5.58%) Dell
9 26 (5.18%) Veritas
10 24 (4.78%) Meraki
11 22 (4.38%) Apple
12 19 (3.78%) Avaya
13 18 (3.59%) EMC
14 17 (3.39%) NetApp
15 14 (2.79%) Commvault
15 14 (2.79%) SolarWinds
16 12 (2.39%) Brocade
16 12 (2.39%) Symantec
16 12 (2.39%) WatchGuard
16 12 (2.39%) Zerto