Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK > England
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 157 115
Rank change year-on-year -32 -42 -40
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2,864 3,843 5,242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.81% 2.31% 2.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.82% 9.28% 10.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2,419 3,354 4,567
England median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,325 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 36,612 41,417 47,724
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.11% 24.89% 25.53%
Number of salaries quoted 29,628 33,941 41,061
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -20 1,188 £45,000 - 83
South East -82 533 £36,375 +3.93% 49
North of England -32 480 £33,000 +1.54% 77
North West +13 277 £32,500 +4.84% 40
Midlands -25 255 £31,070 -8.62% 34
East of England -22 217 £36,000 +2.86% 29
South West -42 200 £32,500 -7.14% 35
Yorkshire -58 184 £37,000 +13.85% 28
West Midlands -25 167 £33,500 -4.29% 18
East Midlands +12 88 £31,000 +10.71% 16
North East -24 19 £27,500 -19.47% 9
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 2,864 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,138 (74.65%) Windows Server
3 1,984 (69.27%) Active Directory
4 1,840 (64.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,748 (61.03%) Microsoft
6 1,576 (55.03%) VMware
7 1,113 (38.86%) Office 365
8 994 (34.71%) MS Exchange
9 973 (33.97%) VMware Infrastructure
10 910 (31.77%) Windows 7
11 847 (29.57%) DNS
12 841 (29.36%) Windows 10
13 734 (25.63%) Citrix
14 723 (25.24%) Microsoft Azure
15 717 (25.03%) DHCP
16 715 (24.97%) ITIL
17 697 (24.34%) Firewall
18 691 (24.13%) Hyper-V
19 629 (21.96%) PowerShell
20 617 (21.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 611 (21.33%) Cisco
22 592 (20.67%) SQL
23 588 (20.53%) SQL Server
24 569 (19.87%) Exchange Server 2010
25 557 (19.45%) Microsoft Office
26 505 (17.63%) SAN
27 483 (16.86%) Microsoft Certification
28 480 (16.76%) LAN
29 469 (16.38%) TCP/IP
30 461 (16.10%) WAN

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
1 994 (34.71%) MS Exchange
2 569 (19.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 432 (15.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 247 (8.62%) SharePoint
5 170 (5.94%) IIS
6 163 (5.69%) Skype for Business
7 142 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2007
8 57 (1.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 51 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2003
10 48 (1.68%) Apache
11 42 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
12 27 (0.94%) Confluence
12 27 (0.94%) WebLogic
13 22 (0.77%) OpenStack
14 21 (0.73%) WebSphere
15 19 (0.66%) Site Server
16 16 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
17 14 (0.49%) Tomcat
18 11 (0.38%) MTS
19 9 (0.31%) JBoss
Applications
1 557 (19.45%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 8 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.10%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.10%) Windchill
8 2 (0.070%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.035%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.035%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.035%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.035%) CATIA
9 1 (0.035%) Mathcad
9 1 (0.035%) Maya
9 1 (0.035%) NUKE
9 1 (0.035%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.035%) Revit
9 1 (0.035%) SketchUp
9 1 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.59%) Documaker
3 14 (0.49%) Elite 3E
4 11 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.35%) Infor SunSystems
5 10 (0.35%) ReMetrica
6 9 (0.31%) Orchard Housing
7 5 (0.17%) Veritas eDiscovery
8 4 (0.14%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.070%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.070%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.070%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.035%) FLEXCUBE
10 1 (0.035%) Infor M3
10 1 (0.035%) Lawson
10 1 (0.035%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.035%) Pegasus Opera
10 1 (0.035%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.035%) SAP R/3
10 1 (0.035%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1,113 (38.86%) Office 365
2 723 (25.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 313 (10.93%) Amazon AWS
4 121 (4.22%) IaaS
5 95 (3.32%) Mimecast
6 78 (2.72%) PaaS
7 54 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
8 53 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
9 45 (1.57%) G Suite
10 35 (1.22%) SaaS
11 34 (1.19%) OneDrive
12 30 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
13 20 (0.70%) GitHub
14 16 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
15 15 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
16 11 (0.38%) Datadog
17 10 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 7 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
19 6 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
20 5 (0.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 847 (29.57%) DNS
2 717 (25.03%) DHCP
3 697 (24.34%) Firewall
4 505 (17.63%) SAN
5 480 (16.76%) LAN
6 469 (16.38%) TCP/IP
7 461 (16.10%) WAN
8 313 (10.93%) VPN
9 200 (6.98%) VLAN
10 158 (5.52%) Network Security
11 153 (5.34%) VoIP
12 124 (4.33%) Skype
13 115 (4.02%) Wireless
14 111 (3.88%) NAS
15 95 (3.32%) Internet
16 93 (3.25%) Remote Desktop
17 91 (3.18%) Wi-Fi
18 79 (2.76%) NetScaler
19 77 (2.69%) WLAN
20 70 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 588 (20.53%) SQL Server
2 189 (6.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 95 (3.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 59 (2.06%) Oracle Database
5 50 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
6 49 (1.71%) MySQL
7 42 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
8 38 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 37 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 31 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
10 31 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
11 28 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
12 26 (0.91%) Relational Database
13 25 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
13 25 (0.87%) Roambi
14 22 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
15 20 (0.70%) MongoDB
16 15 (0.52%) Big Data
16 15 (0.52%) NoSQL
17 13 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 44 (1.54%) Jenkins
1 44 (1.54%) MSI
2 40 (1.40%) JIRA
3 39 (1.36%) Git (software)
4 33 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
5 28 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 26 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 25 (0.87%) TeamCity
8 17 (0.59%) Gerrit
8 17 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
9 16 (0.56%) Visual Studio
10 14 (0.49%) Hudson
10 14 (0.49%) MSBuild
10 14 (0.49%) Travis CI
11 10 (0.35%) Vagrant
11 10 (0.35%) WinDbg
12 9 (0.31%) Bitbucket
12 9 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
13 7 (0.24%) Subversion
14 5 (0.17%) Chocolatey
General
1 445 (15.54%) Finance
2 98 (3.42%) Retail
3 96 (3.35%) Legal
4 94 (3.28%) Law
5 81 (2.83%) Telecoms
6 62 (2.16%) Manufacturing
7 61 (2.13%) Banking
8 59 (2.06%) Marketing
9 45 (1.57%) Back Office
10 34 (1.19%) Advertising
11 28 (0.98%) Investment Banking
12 20 (0.70%) Billing
13 19 (0.66%) Financial Institution
13 19 (0.66%) Military
14 15 (0.52%) Electronics
15 10 (0.35%) Local Government
16 9 (0.31%) German Language
17 8 (0.28%) Spanish Language
18 6 (0.21%) Automotive
19 5 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 605 (21.12%) Support Engineer
2 492 (17.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 470 (16.41%) Analyst
4 338 (11.80%) IT Support
5 270 (9.43%) IT Engineer
6 250 (8.73%) 2nd Line Support
7 233 (8.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 220 (7.68%) Support Analyst
9 191 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
10 183 (6.39%) Windows Engineer
11 174 (6.08%) IT Support Engineer
12 163 (5.69%) Administrator
13 156 (5.45%) Desktop Support
13 156 (5.45%) Systems Engineer
14 150 (5.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 127 (4.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 125 (4.36%) Infrastructure Support
17 124 (4.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 117 (4.09%) IT Analyst
18 117 (4.09%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (2.97%) Web Services
2 62 (2.16%) .NET
3 31 (1.08%) HTML
3 31 (1.08%) LDAP
4 27 (0.94%) Middleware
4 27 (0.94%) XML
5 22 (0.77%) WSH
6 21 (0.73%) ASP.NET
7 19 (0.66%) 802.1X
8 18 (0.63%) .NET Framework
8 18 (0.63%) RESTful
8 18 (0.63%) X-Windows
9 17 (0.59%) SOAP
9 17 (0.59%) YAML
10 15 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
11 13 (0.45%) CSS
12 12 (0.42%) JSON
12 12 (0.42%) React
13 11 (0.38%) COM+
13 11 (0.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 252 (8.80%) Data Centre
2 230 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
3 161 (5.62%) Self-Motivation
4 138 (4.82%) Clustering
5 103 (3.60%) Management Information System
6 79 (2.76%) PKI
7 78 (2.72%) Driving Licence
8 75 (2.62%) Replication
9 62 (2.16%) Blackberry
10 59 (2.06%) Computer Science
11 58 (2.03%) iPhone
12 39 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
13 38 (1.33%) Hedge funds
14 36 (1.26%) iPad
15 35 (1.22%) Fat Client
15 35 (1.22%) Thin Client
16 29 (1.01%) Public Cloud
17 28 (0.98%) NHS
18 23 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
19 21 (0.73%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,864 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,138 (74.65%) Windows Server
3 1,840 (64.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 910 (31.77%) Windows 7
5 841 (29.36%) Windows 10
6 419 (14.63%) Linux
7 376 (13.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 352 (12.29%) Windows 8
9 101 (3.53%) Android
10 98 (3.42%) Windows XP
11 88 (3.07%) CentOS
12 86 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 85 (2.97%) Mac OS X
14 68 (2.37%) Unix
15 49 (1.71%) Ubuntu
16 45 (1.57%) Mac OS
17 41 (1.43%) Apple iOS
18 40 (1.40%) Solaris
19 33 (1.15%) AIX
20 28 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 715 (24.97%) ITIL
2 617 (21.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 339 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
4 231 (8.07%) Migration
5 210 (7.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 172 (6.01%) Project Management
7 152 (5.31%) DevOps
8 147 (5.13%) Mentoring
9 137 (4.78%) Service Delivery
10 132 (4.61%) Agile Software Development
11 124 (4.33%) Service Management
12 115 (4.02%) Load Balancing
13 112 (3.91%) Incident Management
14 108 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
15 104 (3.63%) Presales
16 102 (3.56%) Change Management
16 102 (3.56%) Server Virtualisation
17 97 (3.39%) Configuration Management
17 97 (3.39%) Problem Management
18 95 (3.32%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 629 (21.96%) PowerShell
2 592 (20.67%) SQL
3 80 (2.79%) T-SQL
4 70 (2.44%) Python
5 60 (2.09%) C#
6 49 (1.71%) VBScript
7 45 (1.57%) Bash Shell
8 44 (1.54%) VB
9 35 (1.22%) JavaScript
9 35 (1.22%) Perl
10 33 (1.15%) C
11 31 (1.08%) PL/SQL
12 23 (0.80%) PHP
13 22 (0.77%) Java
14 20 (0.70%) Ruby
15 16 (0.56%) Shell Script
15 16 (0.56%) VBA
16 13 (0.45%) Korn
17 12 (0.42%) Bourne shell
17 12 (0.42%) C++
Qualifications
1 483 (16.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 356 (12.43%) MCSE
3 210 (7.33%) Degree
4 200 (6.98%) MCSA
5 180 (6.28%) Security Cleared
6 167 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
7 154 (5.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 143 (4.99%) MCP
9 133 (4.64%) CCNA
10 104 (3.63%) SC Cleared
11 76 (2.65%) MCITP
12 74 (2.58%) CCNP
13 69 (2.41%) Citrix Certification
14 46 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
15 41 (1.43%) DV Cleared
16 37 (1.29%) CCA
17 33 (1.15%) MCTS
18 29 (1.01%) DBS Check
19 28 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
20 24 (0.84%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 260 (9.08%) SLA
2 51 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (1.54%) GDPR
4 25 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 22 (0.77%) PMO
6 17 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (0.35%) PMBOK
7 10 (0.35%) QA
8 9 (0.31%) ISO 9000
9 7 (0.24%) COBIT
9 7 (0.24%) Data Quality
9 7 (0.24%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.17%) HL7
11 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.10%) DICOM
12 3 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.070%) ISAE 3402
14 1 (0.035%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 1 (0.035%) GPG13
14 1 (0.035%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,984 (69.27%) Active Directory
2 973 (33.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 691 (24.13%) Hyper-V
4 297 (10.37%) XenApp
5 257 (8.97%) VMware ESXi
6 232 (8.10%) vSphere
7 223 (7.79%) XenDesktop
8 87 (3.04%) Microsoft App-V
9 71 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
10 68 (2.37%) XenServer
11 54 (1.89%) Docker
12 48 (1.68%) VirtualBox
13 46 (1.61%) DFS Replication
14 42 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
15 40 (1.40%) Terminal Services
16 36 (1.26%) VMware Workstation
17 29 (1.01%) BitLocker
17 29 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
18 24 (0.84%) Firmware
19 20 (0.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 451 (15.75%) SCCM
2 145 (5.06%) WSUS
3 131 (4.57%) SCOM
4 110 (3.84%) Backup Exec
5 82 (2.86%) Puppet
6 68 (2.37%) Microsoft Clustering
6 68 (2.37%) Norton AntiVirus
7 66 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
8 61 (2.13%) Ansible
9 59 (2.06%) AirWatch
10 41 (1.43%) vRealize
11 35 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
11 35 (1.22%) SCOrch
12 34 (1.19%) Nagios
12 34 (1.19%) NetBackup
13 30 (1.05%) FortiGate
14 28 (0.98%) Terraform
15 27 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
15 27 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 26 (0.91%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,748 (61.03%) Microsoft
2 1,576 (55.03%) VMware
3 734 (25.63%) Citrix
4 611 (21.33%) Cisco
5 323 (11.28%) HP
6 196 (6.84%) Veeam
7 189 (6.60%) NetApp
8 129 (4.50%) Dell
8 129 (4.50%) Symantec
9 126 (4.40%) Apple
10 119 (4.16%) SolarWinds
11 97 (3.39%) Oracle
12 90 (3.14%) Avaya
13 89 (3.11%) EMC
13 89 (3.11%) Red Hat
14 87 (3.04%) IBM
15 85 (2.97%) Ivanti
15 85 (2.97%) McAfee
16 73 (2.55%) Google
17 70 (2.44%) Juniper