Period
to 4 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 4 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England > Midlands
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 251 156 165
Rank change year-on-year -95 +9 -5
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 76 61 198
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.71% 1.28% 1.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.88% 6.00% 8.26%
Number of salaries quoted 63 54 166
10th Percentile £22,700 £21,850 £19,500
25th Percentile £23,500 £31,250 £23,219
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £28,000 £33,750 £29,000
Median % change year-on-year -17.04% +16.38% -10.77%
75th Percentile £40,625 £39,875 £38,750
90th Percentile £55,750 £45,950 £52,500
England median annual salary £34,500 £36,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year -5.48% +1.39% -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 the Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,959 1,016 2,397
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.32% 21.27% 21.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,572 836 1,931
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,750 £22,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
75th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in the Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Windows Server 2008 in the Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the Midlands over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 4 December 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
West Midlands -87 41 £28,000 -13.85% 16
East Midlands -55 34 £28,000 -17.04% 6
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 76 (100.00%) Windows
2 63 (82.89%) Active Directory
3 54 (71.05%) Windows Server
4 53 (69.74%) Microsoft
5 41 (53.95%) Microsoft 365
6 39 (51.32%) DNS
7 38 (50.00%) DHCP
7 38 (50.00%) VMware
7 38 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (46.05%) Windows 10
9 32 (42.11%) Microsoft Office
10 31 (40.79%) Windows Server 2016
11 30 (39.47%) Cisco
12 29 (38.16%) SharePoint
12 29 (38.16%) Windows Server 2019
13 27 (35.53%) Hyper-V
14 26 (34.21%) Veeam
15 25 (32.89%) VMware Infrastructure
16 23 (30.26%) MS Exchange
17 22 (28.95%) SAN
18 21 (27.63%) SQL Server
18 21 (27.63%) WAN
18 21 (27.63%) Firewall
18 21 (27.63%) Azure
19 20 (26.32%) Social Skills
20 19 (25.00%) Windows 7
21 18 (23.68%) LAN
22 17 (22.37%) Citrix
22 17 (22.37%) Driving Licence
23 16 (21.05%) Network Management

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 29 (38.16%) SharePoint
2 23 (30.26%) MS Exchange
3 12 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.32%) Apache
7 1 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.32%) IIS
Applications
1 32 (42.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 41 (53.95%) Microsoft 365
2 21 (27.63%) Azure
3 12 (15.79%) Power Platform
4 7 (9.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (6.58%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.32%) AWS
6 1 (1.32%) GCP
6 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (51.32%) DNS
2 38 (50.00%) DHCP
3 22 (28.95%) SAN
4 21 (27.63%) Firewall
4 21 (27.63%) WAN
5 18 (23.68%) LAN
6 11 (14.47%) TCP/IP
6 11 (14.47%) Wireless
7 8 (10.53%) VPN
8 7 (9.21%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (9.21%) WLAN
9 6 (7.89%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (5.26%) VLAN
11 3 (3.95%) Internet
12 2 (2.63%) NAS
12 2 (2.63%) Structured Cabling
13 1 (1.32%) iSCSI
13 1 (1.32%) Spanning Tree
13 1 (1.32%) Unified Communications
13 1 (1.32%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (27.63%) SQL Server
2 12 (15.79%) Power BI
3 1 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 20 (26.32%) Social Skills
2 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.21%) Presentation Skills
3 7 (9.21%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.63%) Finance
4 2 (2.63%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.32%) Organisational Skills
5 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (32.89%) IT Support
2 15 (19.74%) IT Technician
3 14 (18.42%) Analyst
3 14 (18.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (18.42%) Support Analyst
4 12 (15.79%) IT Support Technician
4 12 (15.79%) Support Technician
5 10 (13.16%) Support Engineer
6 9 (11.84%) IT Analyst
6 9 (11.84%) IT Support Analyst
7 8 (10.53%) Desktop Support
7 8 (10.53%) Server Engineer
8 7 (9.21%) Desktop Analyst
8 7 (9.21%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 7 (9.21%) IT Engineer
8 7 (9.21%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (7.89%) Senior Server Engineer
10 5 (6.58%) Consultant
10 5 (6.58%) Service Desk Engineer
11 4 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.37%) Driving Licence
2 8 (10.53%) Fat Client
2 8 (10.53%) Replication
2 8 (10.53%) Thin Client
3 7 (9.21%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Licensing
5 2 (2.63%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.32%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 76 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (71.05%) Windows Server
3 38 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (46.05%) Windows 10
5 31 (40.79%) Windows Server 2016
6 29 (38.16%) Windows Server 2019
7 19 (25.00%) Windows 7
8 16 (21.05%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.32%) Linux
11 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.05%) Network Management
1 16 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
2 15 (19.74%) ITIL
3 14 (18.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 12 (15.79%) ERP
5 10 (13.16%) Patch Management
5 10 (13.16%) Server Management
6 9 (11.84%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (10.53%) IT Strategy
8 7 (9.21%) Change Management
9 6 (7.89%) Strategic Roadmap
10 5 (6.58%) Computer Architecture
10 5 (6.58%) Data Privacy
10 5 (6.58%) Decision-Making
10 5 (6.58%) Presales
10 5 (6.58%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (6.58%) SIEM
11 4 (5.26%) Software Licensing
11 4 (5.26%) Time Management
12 3 (3.95%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.89%) PowerShell
1 6 (7.89%) SQL
2 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (17.11%) Degree
2 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (11.84%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (9.21%) CCNP
4 7 (9.21%) MCSE
5 5 (6.58%) CCDP
5 5 (6.58%) MCSA
6 4 (5.26%) CCNA
7 2 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.32%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (19.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 9 (11.84%) SLA
3 4 (5.26%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.32%) PMO
System Software
1 63 (82.89%) Active Directory
2 27 (35.53%) Hyper-V
3 25 (32.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (19.74%) vSphere
5 10 (13.16%) XenApp
6 3 (3.95%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.95%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.32%) Docker
7 1 (1.32%) NFS
7 1 (1.32%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (7.89%) Backup Exec
2 3 (3.95%) SCCM
3 1 (1.32%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 1 (1.32%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.32%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (69.74%) Microsoft
2 38 (50.00%) VMware
3 30 (39.47%) Cisco
4 26 (34.21%) Veeam
5 17 (22.37%) Citrix
6 14 (18.42%) SolarWinds
7 12 (15.79%) Acronis
7 12 (15.79%) JD Edwards
7 12 (15.79%) MAPICS
8 10 (13.16%) Dell
9 8 (10.53%) HP
10 6 (7.89%) arcserve
10 6 (7.89%) AVG
10 6 (7.89%) SonicWALL
10 6 (7.89%) Sophos
10 6 (7.89%) Trend Micro
11 5 (6.58%) McAfee
11 5 (6.58%) Zerto
12 2 (2.63%) Juniper
12 2 (2.63%) Ubiquiti