Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK > England
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 160 124
Rank change year-on-year -37 -36 -47
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2,713 3,678 4,739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.78% 2.25% 2.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.77% 9.00% 10.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2,331 3,194 4,059
England median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.04% -2.00%
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% -4.00%

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 34,931 40,856 45,021
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.92% 25.00% 24.97%
Number of salaries quoted 28,376 33,058 38,509
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +0.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 2018. 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 -23 1,106 £45,000 - 109
South East -56 509 £37,500 +15.38% 67
North of England -27 466 £32,500 +8.33% 88
North West +6 277 £32,500 +8.33% 46
Midlands -27 254 £31,070 -5.85% 37
East of England -16 209 £35,000 -6.67% 20
South West -48 181 £32,500 -1.52% 36
West Midlands -14 162 £33,682 -7.72% 20
Yorkshire -73 158 £32,500 +1.21% 37
East Midlands -26 92 £31,000 +12.73% 17
North East -24 31 £35,000 +40.00% 5
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 2,713 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,008 (74.01%) Windows Server
3 1,837 (67.71%) Active Directory
4 1,797 (66.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,666 (61.41%) Microsoft
6 1,445 (53.26%) VMware
7 1,130 (41.65%) Office 365
8 914 (33.69%) Windows 7
9 885 (32.62%) Windows 10
10 871 (32.10%) MS Exchange
11 862 (31.77%) VMware Infrastructure
12 831 (30.63%) DNS
13 738 (27.20%) Microsoft Azure
14 712 (26.24%) DHCP
15 677 (24.95%) Firewall
16 676 (24.92%) Citrix
17 654 (24.11%) Hyper-V
18 651 (24.00%) ITIL
19 621 (22.89%) PowerShell
20 592 (21.82%) Microsoft Office
21 545 (20.09%) SQL Server
21 545 (20.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 519 (19.13%) SQL
23 514 (18.95%) Cisco
24 488 (17.99%) SCCM
25 465 (17.14%) TCP/IP
26 461 (16.99%) Exchange Server 2010
27 453 (16.70%) Microsoft Certification
28 447 (16.48%) Linux
29 430 (15.85%) LAN

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
1 871 (32.10%) MS Exchange
2 461 (16.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 321 (11.83%) Exchange Server 2013
4 247 (9.10%) SharePoint
5 148 (5.46%) IIS
5 148 (5.46%) Skype for Business
6 118 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 50 (1.84%) Apache
8 42 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
9 39 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
10 38 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 27 (1.00%) Confluence
12 22 (0.81%) nginx
12 22 (0.81%) Tomcat
13 16 (0.59%) WebLogic
14 15 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
15 13 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
16 12 (0.44%) OpenStack
17 11 (0.41%) CMS
18 10 (0.37%) JBoss
Applications
1 592 (21.82%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 9 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.22%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
8 3 (0.11%) CATIA
8 3 (0.11%) PTC Creo
8 3 (0.11%) Windchill
9 1 (0.037%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.037%) Mathcad
9 1 (0.037%) Maya
9 1 (0.037%) NUKE
9 1 (0.037%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 38 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.37%) Infor SunSystems
2 10 (0.37%) ReMetrica
3 9 (0.33%) Documaker
3 9 (0.33%) Elite 3E
3 9 (0.33%) Orchard Housing
4 6 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.18%) Veritas eDiscovery
6 4 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.15%) Sage 200
6 4 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.11%) SAP R/3
7 3 (0.11%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.074%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.074%) Rolfe and Nolan
8 2 (0.074%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.037%) Carpe Diem
9 1 (0.037%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.037%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1,130 (41.65%) Office 365
2 738 (27.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 299 (11.02%) Amazon AWS
4 103 (3.80%) IaaS
5 88 (3.24%) Mimecast
6 69 (2.54%) PaaS
7 60 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 58 (2.14%) Dynamics 365
9 48 (1.77%) G Suite
10 35 (1.29%) SaaS
11 32 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
12 27 (1.00%) OneDrive
13 15 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
14 14 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
15 12 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 11 (0.41%) Datadog
16 11 (0.41%) GitHub
17 9 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
18 6 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
19 5 (0.18%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 831 (30.63%) DNS
2 712 (26.24%) DHCP
3 677 (24.95%) Firewall
4 465 (17.14%) TCP/IP
5 430 (15.85%) LAN
6 421 (15.52%) SAN
7 414 (15.26%) WAN
8 282 (10.39%) VPN
9 213 (7.85%) VLAN
10 165 (6.08%) Network Security
11 148 (5.46%) VoIP
12 138 (5.09%) Skype
13 124 (4.57%) Wireless
14 102 (3.76%) Wi-Fi
15 101 (3.72%) Internet
16 90 (3.32%) NAS
17 89 (3.28%) Remote Desktop
18 74 (2.73%) NetScaler
19 73 (2.69%) WLAN
20 61 (2.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 545 (20.09%) SQL Server
2 188 (6.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 92 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 63 (2.32%) MySQL
5 55 (2.03%) Oracle Database
6 49 (1.81%) SQL Server 2014
7 48 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 45 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 39 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
10 30 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
10 30 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
10 30 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
11 29 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
12 26 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
13 25 (0.92%) Roambi
14 22 (0.81%) Relational Database
15 17 (0.63%) Big Data
15 17 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 14 (0.52%) NoSQL
17 13 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 49 (1.81%) Jenkins
2 45 (1.66%) Git (software)
3 43 (1.58%) JIRA
4 37 (1.36%) MSI
5 30 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 25 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
7 23 (0.85%) TeamCity
7 23 (0.85%) Visual Studio
8 18 (0.66%) WinDbg
9 15 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
10 14 (0.52%) Hudson
10 14 (0.52%) MSBuild
10 14 (0.52%) Travis CI
11 11 (0.41%) Chocolatey
12 10 (0.37%) Bitbucket
12 10 (0.37%) Vagrant
13 9 (0.33%) Gerrit
13 9 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
14 7 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 413 (15.22%) Finance
2 101 (3.72%) Retail
3 92 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 85 (3.13%) Legal
5 75 (2.76%) Law
6 65 (2.40%) Banking
7 51 (1.88%) Manufacturing
8 36 (1.33%) Back Office
9 34 (1.25%) Marketing
10 31 (1.14%) Advertising
11 29 (1.07%) Investment Banking
12 17 (0.63%) Financial Institution
12 17 (0.63%) Games
13 15 (0.55%) Electronics
14 12 (0.44%) Billing
14 12 (0.44%) Military
15 8 (0.29%) Automotive
15 8 (0.29%) Publishing
16 5 (0.18%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 585 (21.56%) Support Engineer
2 461 (16.99%) Analyst
3 447 (16.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 340 (12.53%) IT Support
5 266 (9.80%) IT Engineer
6 236 (8.70%) Support Analyst
7 226 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
8 196 (7.22%) 3rd Line Support
9 178 (6.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 177 (6.52%) IT Support Engineer
11 174 (6.41%) Windows Engineer
12 167 (6.16%) Administrator
13 138 (5.09%) Desktop Support
14 136 (5.01%) Server Engineer
15 134 (4.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 129 (4.75%) Systems Engineer
17 128 (4.72%) Infrastructure Support
18 123 (4.53%) IT Analyst
19 117 (4.31%) Systems Administrator
20 116 (4.28%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (3.13%) Web Services
2 67 (2.47%) .NET
3 30 (1.11%) LDAP
3 30 (1.11%) XML
4 26 (0.96%) JSON
5 25 (0.92%) Middleware
6 23 (0.85%) HTML
7 20 (0.74%) X-Windows
8 18 (0.66%) ASP.NET
8 18 (0.66%) Elastic Stack
9 16 (0.59%) 802.1X
10 13 (0.48%) .NET Framework
11 12 (0.44%) React
11 12 (0.44%) WSH
12 11 (0.41%) CSS
13 10 (0.37%) RabbitMQ
14 9 (0.33%) RESTful
14 9 (0.33%) SOAP
14 9 (0.33%) WCF
14 9 (0.33%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 274 (10.10%) Data Centre
2 250 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
3 140 (5.16%) Self-Motivation
4 138 (5.09%) PKI
5 123 (4.53%) Clustering
6 109 (4.02%) Management Information System
7 73 (2.69%) Computer Science
8 69 (2.54%) Driving Licence
9 56 (2.06%) Replication
10 54 (1.99%) iPhone
11 45 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
12 43 (1.58%) Blackberry
13 36 (1.33%) Public Cloud
14 33 (1.22%) Fat Client
14 33 (1.22%) Thin Client
15 32 (1.18%) iPad
16 25 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
17 24 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
18 23 (0.85%) Hedge funds
18 23 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2,713 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,008 (74.01%) Windows Server
3 1,797 (66.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 914 (33.69%) Windows 7
5 885 (32.62%) Windows 10
6 447 (16.48%) Linux
7 369 (13.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 323 (11.91%) Windows 8
9 100 (3.69%) Mac OS X
10 99 (3.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 93 (3.43%) Android
12 82 (3.02%) Unix
12 82 (3.02%) Windows XP
13 81 (2.99%) CentOS
14 50 (1.84%) Apple iOS
15 45 (1.66%) Ubuntu
16 35 (1.29%) Mac OS
17 30 (1.11%) AIX
18 29 (1.07%) Solaris
19 24 (0.88%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 651 (24.00%) ITIL
2 545 (20.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 389 (14.34%) Problem-Solving
4 228 (8.40%) Migration
5 223 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
6 212 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 193 (7.11%) Service Management
8 169 (6.23%) DevOps
9 158 (5.82%) Project Management
10 151 (5.57%) Mentoring
11 130 (4.79%) Change Management
12 121 (4.46%) Service Delivery
13 118 (4.35%) Configuration Management
14 112 (4.13%) Incident Management
15 110 (4.05%) Load Balancing
16 107 (3.94%) Patch Management
16 107 (3.94%) Problem Management
17 97 (3.58%) Root Cause Analysis
18 91 (3.35%) Scrum
19 90 (3.32%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 621 (22.89%) PowerShell
2 519 (19.13%) SQL
3 72 (2.65%) VBScript
4 71 (2.62%) Python
4 71 (2.62%) T-SQL
5 46 (1.70%) C#
6 39 (1.44%) Bash Shell
6 39 (1.44%) C
6 39 (1.44%) VB
7 34 (1.25%) Perl
8 33 (1.22%) PL/SQL
9 31 (1.14%) PHP
10 29 (1.07%) Java
11 28 (1.03%) JavaScript
12 21 (0.77%) Ruby
13 14 (0.52%) Korn
14 13 (0.48%) Bourne shell
14 13 (0.48%) C++
15 12 (0.44%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 453 (16.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 298 (10.98%) MCSE
3 219 (8.07%) Degree
4 175 (6.45%) Security Cleared
5 173 (6.38%) MCSA
5 173 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 145 (5.34%) Cisco Certification
7 134 (4.94%) CCNA
8 113 (4.17%) MCP
9 108 (3.98%) SC Cleared
10 74 (2.73%) MCITP
11 61 (2.25%) Citrix Certification
12 60 (2.21%) CCNP
13 49 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
14 47 (1.73%) DV Cleared
15 44 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
16 27 (1.00%) VCP5
17 26 (0.96%) CCA
18 22 (0.81%) MCTS
19 21 (0.77%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (8.29%) SLA
2 42 (1.55%) GDPR
3 40 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
5 13 (0.48%) PMO
6 10 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.37%) PMBOK
7 8 (0.29%) HL7
7 8 (0.29%) QA
8 5 (0.18%) COBIT
9 4 (0.15%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.11%) DICOM
10 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.074%) ISAE 3402
12 1 (0.037%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1,837 (67.71%) Active Directory
2 862 (31.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 654 (24.11%) Hyper-V
4 294 (10.84%) XenApp
5 271 (9.99%) VMware ESXi
6 214 (7.89%) vSphere
7 213 (7.85%) XenDesktop
8 90 (3.32%) Microsoft App-V
9 72 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
10 54 (1.99%) Docker
11 50 (1.84%) XenServer
12 42 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
13 39 (1.44%) BitLocker
14 38 (1.40%) Terminal Services
14 38 (1.40%) VMware Workstation
15 35 (1.29%) VirtualBox
16 25 (0.92%) DFS Replication
17 21 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
18 20 (0.74%) Firmware
19 19 (0.70%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 488 (17.99%) SCCM
2 186 (6.86%) SCOM
3 154 (5.68%) WSUS
4 93 (3.43%) Backup Exec
5 74 (2.73%) Puppet
6 66 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
7 63 (2.32%) Ansible
8 58 (2.14%) Microsoft Clustering
9 57 (2.10%) Norton AntiVirus
10 47 (1.73%) vCenter Server
11 44 (1.62%) AirWatch
12 40 (1.47%) vRealize
13 38 (1.40%) Nagios
13 38 (1.40%) SCOrch
14 32 (1.18%) NetBackup
15 31 (1.14%) FortiGate
16 29 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
16 29 (1.07%) Terraform
17 25 (0.92%) SCVMM
18 22 (0.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 1,666 (61.41%) Microsoft
2 1,445 (53.26%) VMware
3 676 (24.92%) Citrix
4 514 (18.95%) Cisco
5 286 (10.54%) HP
6 177 (6.52%) Veeam
7 150 (5.53%) NetApp
8 112 (4.13%) Red Hat
9 110 (4.05%) Dell
9 110 (4.05%) Symantec
10 108 (3.98%) Apple
11 98 (3.61%) SolarWinds
12 96 (3.54%) Oracle
13 95 (3.50%) McAfee
14 92 (3.39%) Avaya
15 85 (3.13%) Ivanti
16 81 (2.99%) IBM
17 80 (2.95%) EMC
18 77 (2.84%) Google
19 58 (2.14%) Meraki