The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK / Scotland
Rank 110 103 87
Rank change year-on-year -7 -16  
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 31 62 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.35% 2.11% 2.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.68% 9.73% 10.87%
Number of salaries quoted 21 42 49
Median salary £30,000 £38,500 £36,878
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.07% +4.39%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £54,750 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £33,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -5.71% -  

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 464 637 690
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 20.18% 21.69% 22.17%
Number of salaries quoted 265 382 412
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,878
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.46%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Scotland

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Scotland.

Salary trend for Windows Server 2008 in Scotland

Windows Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Scotland over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Scotland

Windows Server 2008
Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -3 13 £27,500 -31.25% 2
Glasgow +9 9 £42,000 +9.09% 1
Inverclyde -2 3 £38,000 +58.33%
West Lothian - 3 £26,000 -
North Lanarkshire -2 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £28,000 - 1
Scottish Borders - 1 £34,000 -
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 109 (100.00%) Windows
2 81 (74.31%) Windows Server 2012
3 78 (71.56%) Windows Server
4 72 (66.06%) Active Directory
5 69 (63.30%) Microsoft
6 63 (57.80%) VMware
7 48 (44.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 47 (43.12%) VMware Infrastructure
9 39 (35.78%) MS Exchange
10 30 (27.52%) Hyper-V
11 29 (26.61%) SCCM
11 29 (26.61%) Citrix
12 27 (24.77%) ITIL
13 25 (22.94%) vSphere
14 23 (21.10%) MS Excel
14 23 (21.10%) VPN
15 21 (19.27%) SQL
16 20 (18.35%) Firewall
16 20 (18.35%) Exchange Server 2010
16 20 (18.35%) PowerShell
16 20 (18.35%) Windows 7
17 19 (17.43%) DHCP
17 19 (17.43%) DNS
17 19 (17.43%) TCP/IP
18 18 (16.51%) Cisco
18 18 (16.51%) Microsoft Certification
19 17 (15.60%) SAN
19 17 (15.60%) MS Office
20 16 (14.68%) SQL Server
21 14 (12.84%) IIS

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 39 (35.78%) MS Exchange
2 20 (18.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (12.84%) IIS
4 12 (11.01%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (6.42%) Skype for Business
7 6 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (4.59%) SharePoint
9 3 (2.75%) IBM Domino
9 3 (2.75%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.92%) Apache
10 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (21.10%) MS Excel
2 17 (15.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (2.75%) Fishtalk
1 3 (2.75%) Q-Pulse
2 2 (1.83%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.50%) Office 365
3 5 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.67%) SaaS
5 1 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.92%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.92%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.10%) VPN
2 20 (18.35%) Firewall
3 19 (17.43%) DHCP
3 19 (17.43%) DNS
3 19 (17.43%) TCP/IP
4 17 (15.60%) SAN
5 14 (12.84%) LAN
6 10 (9.17%) NAS
6 10 (9.17%) Skype
6 10 (9.17%) WAN
7 8 (7.34%) VLAN
8 4 (3.67%) Internet
9 3 (2.75%) NetScaler
9 3 (2.75%) VSAN
10 2 (1.83%) ADSL
11 1 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.92%) HTTP
11 1 (0.92%) Network Security
11 1 (0.92%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.68%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.75%) SQLBase
3 2 (1.83%) MySQL
4 1 (0.92%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Eclipse
1 2 (1.83%) IntelliJ
1 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.83%) MSI
1 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 13 (11.93%) Finance
2 5 (4.59%) Back Office
3 3 (2.75%) Banking
4 2 (1.83%) Retail
5 1 (0.92%) German Language
Job Titles
1 27 (24.77%) Analyst
2 20 (18.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (18.35%) Support Analyst
3 18 (16.51%) IT Support
4 17 (15.60%) Consultant
4 17 (15.60%) IT Engineer
5 15 (13.76%) IT Analyst
6 14 (12.84%) 2nd Line Support
7 13 (11.93%) IT Support Analyst
8 12 (11.01%) Support Engineer
9 11 (10.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 10 (9.17%) Security Engineer
11 9 (8.26%) Wintel Engineer
12 8 (7.34%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 8 (7.34%) IT Security Engineer
12 8 (7.34%) Technical Analyst
13 7 (6.42%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (6.42%) Senior Analyst
13 7 (6.42%) Technical Consultant
14 6 (5.50%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.92%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.01%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.42%) Replication
3 5 (4.59%) Driving Licence
3 5 (4.59%) Fat Client
3 5 (4.59%) Thin Client
4 4 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.75%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.75%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.75%) Cyber Attack
5 3 (2.75%) iPhone
5 3 (2.75%) iSeries
5 3 (2.75%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.83%) Clustering
6 2 (1.83%) EPoS
6 2 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.83%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.92%) iPad
7 1 (0.92%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 109 (100.00%) Windows
2 81 (74.31%) Windows Server 2012
3 78 (71.56%) Windows Server
4 48 (44.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (18.35%) Windows 7
6 11 (10.09%) Windows 10
7 5 (4.59%) Android
7 5 (4.59%) Linux
7 5 (4.59%) Windows 8
7 5 (4.59%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.75%) Unix
8 3 (2.75%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.77%) ITIL
2 12 (11.01%) Service Delivery
2 12 (11.01%) Service Management
3 11 (10.09%) Virtual Environments
4 7 (6.42%) IT Strategy
4 7 (6.42%) Presales
5 6 (5.50%) Asset Management
6 4 (3.67%) Change Management
6 4 (3.67%) High Availability
6 4 (3.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 4 (3.67%) Mentoring
7 3 (2.75%) Capacity Management
7 3 (2.75%) Change Control
7 3 (2.75%) Compliance Management
7 3 (2.75%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (2.75%) Forensic Analysis
7 3 (2.75%) Load Balancing
7 3 (2.75%) Network Management
7 3 (2.75%) Problem Management
7 3 (2.75%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 21 (19.27%) SQL
2 20 (18.35%) PowerShell
3 12 (11.01%) VBScript
4 5 (4.59%) VB
5 3 (2.75%) Python
6 2 (1.83%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.83%) C#
6 2 (1.83%) Perl
7 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (16.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (11.01%) MCSE
3 8 (7.34%) Degree
4 7 (6.42%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.59%) CCNA
6 3 (2.75%) CCA
6 3 (2.75%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.75%) MCSA
6 3 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.83%) CCNP
7 2 (1.83%) MCITP
7 2 (1.83%) MCP
8 1 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.92%) PMP
8 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.42%) SLA
2 5 (4.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.75%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.83%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 72 (66.06%) Active Directory
2 47 (43.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (27.52%) Hyper-V
4 25 (22.94%) vSphere
5 14 (12.84%) XenApp
6 7 (6.42%) Terminal Server
7 6 (5.50%) ISA Server
8 5 (4.59%) Terminal Services
9 4 (3.67%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (3.67%) XenDesktop
10 3 (2.75%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (2.75%) XenServer
11 2 (1.83%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (1.83%) UAG
12 1 (0.92%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.92%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 29 (26.61%) SCCM
2 4 (3.67%) DameWare
3 2 (1.83%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.83%) SCOM
3 2 (1.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.92%) Ansible
4 1 (0.92%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.92%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.92%) MOM
4 1 (0.92%) Nagios
4 1 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.92%) Puppet
4 1 (0.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (63.30%) Microsoft
2 63 (57.80%) VMware
3 29 (26.61%) Citrix
4 18 (16.51%) Cisco
5 4 (3.67%) Intel Security
5 4 (3.67%) Symantec
5 4 (3.67%) Veeam
6 3 (2.75%) CommVault
6 3 (2.75%) HP
6 3 (2.75%) Lotus
6 3 (2.75%) MobileIron
6 3 (2.75%) NetApp
6 3 (2.75%) Zerto
7 2 (1.83%) Apple
7 2 (1.83%) Avaya
7 2 (1.83%) Dell
7 2 (1.83%) IBM
7 2 (1.83%) iManage
7 2 (1.83%) Interwoven
7 2 (1.83%) Sage
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