Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK > England
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 359 265 208
Rank change year-on-year -94 -57 -36
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 388 1,600 2,605
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.77% 1.28% 1.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.65% 5.58% 7.49%
Number of salaries quoted 362 1,385 2,315
Median annual salary £39,000 £35,400 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.17% -5.60% +2.74%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £61,200 £62,500
UK median annual salary £38,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.67% +5.63%

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 10,634 28,679 34,800
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.18% 22.86% 23.23%
Number of salaries quoted 8,898 23,078 28,290
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,629 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £78,750
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 November 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 26 November 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 -17 107 £55,000 +29.41% 10
South East -10 81 £35,000 +1.45% 16
North of England -22 75 £35,000 +2.94% 22
Midlands +2 59 £32,500 +8.33% 12
East of England +37 38 £35,000 -10.26% 13
North West +34 35 £36,500 +12.31% 13
Yorkshire -9 35 £32,500 -10.96% 8
West Midlands +10 34 £32,500 +16.07% 8
South West +7 26 £35,000 - 9
East Midlands +34 24 £32,500 +8.33% 4
North East +12 5 £22,875 -34.64% 1
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 388 (100.00%) Windows
2 292 (75.26%) Active Directory
3 289 (74.48%) Microsoft
4 270 (69.59%) Windows Server
5 255 (65.72%) VMware
6 215 (55.41%) Office 365
7 198 (51.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 177 (45.62%) Windows Server 2016
9 169 (43.56%) VMware Infrastructure
10 162 (41.75%) Azure
11 161 (41.49%) DNS
12 149 (38.40%) DHCP
13 137 (35.31%) MS Exchange
14 132 (34.02%) Citrix
15 120 (30.93%) Windows 10
16 119 (30.67%) Hyper-V
17 116 (29.90%) TCP/IP
18 114 (29.38%) Cisco
19 113 (29.12%) Windows 7
20 101 (26.03%) ITIL
21 97 (25.00%) LAN
21 97 (25.00%) Firewall
22 90 (23.20%) WAN
23 87 (22.42%) SAN
24 86 (22.16%) PowerShell
25 85 (21.91%) Microsoft Office
25 85 (21.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 80 (20.62%) Microsoft Certification
27 77 (19.85%) Windows Server 2019
28 72 (18.56%) Data Centre

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
1 137 (35.31%) MS Exchange
2 53 (13.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 51 (13.14%) SharePoint
4 30 (7.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 26 (6.70%) Skype for Business
6 21 (5.41%) IIS
7 10 (2.58%) Confluence
7 10 (2.58%) SharePoint Server
8 8 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.52%) Apache
10 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.26%) SAS
11 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 85 (21.91%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) BASE24
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 215 (55.41%) Office 365
2 162 (41.75%) Azure
3 39 (10.05%) AWS
4 21 (5.41%) IaaS
5 18 (4.64%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (3.35%) Mimecast
7 11 (2.84%) SaaS
8 10 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (2.32%) PaaS
10 7 (1.80%) OneDrive
11 4 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 3 (0.77%) OpenDNS
13 2 (0.52%) G Suite
13 2 (0.52%) GCP
14 1 (0.26%) Cloudflare
14 1 (0.26%) Logic Apps
14 1 (0.26%) Power Platform
14 1 (0.26%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 161 (41.49%) DNS
2 149 (38.40%) DHCP
3 116 (29.90%) TCP/IP
4 97 (25.00%) Firewall
4 97 (25.00%) LAN
5 90 (23.20%) WAN
6 87 (22.42%) SAN
7 57 (14.69%) VPN
8 50 (12.89%) VoIP
9 47 (12.11%) iSCSI
10 44 (11.34%) Fibre Channel
11 40 (10.31%) Skype
12 33 (8.51%) NetScaler
13 29 (7.47%) VLAN
14 22 (5.67%) Wireless
15 17 (4.38%) Internet
16 12 (3.09%) Intranet
16 12 (3.09%) Remote Desktop
16 12 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
17 10 (2.58%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (17.01%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (2.58%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (1.80%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (1.55%) Big Data
6 5 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2019
7 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.77%) MySQL
8 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.26%) Power BI
10 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.03%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.03%) MSI
2 3 (0.77%) Bitbucket
2 3 (0.77%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.77%) InstallShield
2 3 (0.77%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.26%) Hudson
3 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 54 (13.92%) Finance
2 18 (4.64%) Banking
3 14 (3.61%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.58%) Public Sector
5 7 (1.80%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.80%) Retail
6 5 (1.29%) Electronics
6 5 (1.29%) Law
6 5 (1.29%) Marketing
7 4 (1.03%) Housing Association
8 3 (0.77%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.77%) Billing
8 3 (0.77%) Local Government
9 2 (0.52%) Back Office
9 2 (0.52%) Legal
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 85 (21.91%) Analyst
2 65 (16.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 55 (14.18%) Support Engineer
4 45 (11.60%) IT Engineer
5 37 (9.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 36 (9.28%) IT Support
7 30 (7.73%) Server Engineer
8 29 (7.47%) 3rd Line Support
9 26 (6.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 23 (5.93%) Service Analyst
10 23 (5.93%) Service Desk Analyst
11 22 (5.67%) IT Analyst
12 21 (5.41%) Azure Engineer
13 19 (4.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 17 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support
14 17 (4.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 17 (4.38%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 17 (4.38%) IT Support Engineer
14 17 (4.38%) Systems Engineer
15 16 (4.12%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.80%) Web Services
2 6 (1.55%) LDAP
3 5 (1.29%) .NET
3 5 (1.29%) CSS
3 5 (1.29%) HTML
3 5 (1.29%) XML
4 3 (0.77%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (0.77%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (0.77%) WSH
5 2 (0.52%) SOAP
6 1 (0.26%) ADSI
6 1 (0.26%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.26%) CSS3
6 1 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.26%) HTML5
6 1 (0.26%) LAMP
6 1 (0.26%) React
6 1 (0.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 72 (18.56%) Data Centre
2 37 (9.54%) Self-Motivation
3 25 (6.44%) Management Information System
4 24 (6.19%) Clustering
5 22 (5.67%) Replication
6 15 (3.87%) Driving Licence
7 8 (2.06%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (1.55%) EMC VNXe
9 6 (1.55%) Enterprise Storage
9 6 (1.55%) FlexPod
9 6 (1.55%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 5 (1.29%) Life Science
10 5 (1.29%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.29%) Smartphone
11 4 (1.03%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.03%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.77%) HP Storage
12 3 (0.77%) Smart City
13 2 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 388 (100.00%) Windows
2 270 (69.59%) Windows Server
3 198 (51.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 177 (45.62%) Windows Server 2016
5 120 (30.93%) Windows 10
6 113 (29.12%) Windows 7
7 77 (19.85%) Windows Server 2019
8 40 (10.31%) Windows 8
9 32 (8.25%) Linux
10 29 (7.47%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (5.15%) Android
12 14 (3.61%) CentOS
13 13 (3.35%) Mac OS X
14 8 (2.06%) Unix
15 7 (1.80%) Data ONTAP
15 7 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (1.29%) Apple iOS
16 5 (1.29%) Check Point GAiA
17 3 (0.77%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.77%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (26.03%) ITIL
2 85 (21.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 46 (11.86%) Change Management
4 40 (10.31%) Disaster Recovery
5 31 (7.99%) Problem-Solving
6 28 (7.22%) Project Management
7 24 (6.19%) Incident Management
7 24 (6.19%) Service Delivery
8 23 (5.93%) Server Management
9 20 (5.15%) Storage Management
10 18 (4.64%) ITSM
10 18 (4.64%) Service Management
11 17 (4.38%) Project Delivery
12 16 (4.12%) Problem Management
13 15 (3.87%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (3.87%) Mentoring
13 15 (3.87%) Migration
13 15 (3.87%) Patch Management
14 14 (3.61%) Business Continuity
15 13 (3.35%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 86 (22.16%) PowerShell
2 42 (10.82%) SQL
3 9 (2.32%) T-SQL
3 9 (2.32%) VBScript
4 7 (1.80%) Python
5 5 (1.29%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.77%) C#
6 3 (0.77%) Perl
6 3 (0.77%) VB
7 2 (0.52%) ActionScript
7 2 (0.52%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.26%) PHP
8 1 (0.26%) R
8 1 (0.26%) Ruby
8 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 80 (20.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (12.37%) MCSA
3 44 (11.34%) MCSE
4 37 (9.54%) Security Cleared
5 35 (9.02%) Server+ Certification
6 25 (6.44%) SC Cleared
7 18 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (4.12%) CCNA
9 13 (3.35%) DV Cleared
10 12 (3.09%) Degree
10 12 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (3.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (1.55%) MCITP
13 5 (1.29%) DBS Check
14 4 (1.03%) CCNP
14 4 (1.03%) MCP
15 3 (0.77%) HND
16 2 (0.52%) CISSP
16 2 (0.52%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (10.05%) SLA
2 6 (1.55%) GDPR
2 6 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.03%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.03%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 292 (75.26%) Active Directory
2 169 (43.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 119 (30.67%) Hyper-V
4 47 (12.11%) vSphere
5 46 (11.86%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (7.99%) XenApp
7 20 (5.15%) Virtual Servers
8 17 (4.38%) XenDesktop
9 11 (2.84%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (2.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (1.80%) DFS Replication
12 5 (1.29%) Firmware
13 4 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (1.03%) VirtualBox
13 4 (1.03%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.52%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.52%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.52%) vCloud
15 1 (0.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 72 (18.56%) SCCM
2 25 (6.44%) WSUS
3 23 (5.93%) Microsoft Intune
3 23 (5.93%) SCOM
4 21 (5.41%) SCVMM
5 19 (4.90%) Backup Exec
6 17 (4.38%) Ansible
7 12 (3.09%) NetBackup
8 11 (2.84%) EMC NetWorker
9 9 (2.32%) vCenter Server
10 8 (2.06%) HP Data Protector
11 7 (1.80%) Puppet
12 6 (1.55%) Nessus
12 6 (1.55%) Terraform
13 4 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
13 4 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
13 4 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 3 (0.77%) AirWatch
14 3 (0.77%) Nagios
14 3 (0.77%) Packer
Vendors
1 289 (74.48%) Microsoft
2 255 (65.72%) VMware
3 132 (34.02%) Citrix
4 114 (29.38%) Cisco
5 54 (13.92%) HP
6 49 (12.63%) Veeam
7 31 (7.99%) Dell
8 30 (7.73%) EMC
8 30 (7.73%) Sophos
9 27 (6.96%) NetApp
10 22 (5.67%) Apple
10 22 (5.67%) Symantec
11 16 (4.12%) CheckPoint
12 15 (3.87%) Red Hat
13 14 (3.61%) SonicWALL
14 13 (3.35%) CommVault
15 12 (3.09%) Palo Alto
16 11 (2.84%) Siemens
17 10 (2.58%) Juniper
18 9 (2.32%) Avaya