Period
to 19 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 19 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 231 193 155
Rank change year-on-year -38 -38 -38
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 924 1,547 2,354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.33% 1.82% 2.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.69% 7.62% 9.49%
Number of salaries quoted 792 1,270 2,033
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.29% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £21,000 £23,000 £20,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £49,950
UK median annual salary £36,250 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% -

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 16,233 20,298 24,796
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.35% 23.94% 24.47%
Number of salaries quoted 12,945 15,932 20,427
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,447 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £23,625 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +3.45%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in the UK excluding London

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for Windows Server 2008 in the UK excluding London

Windows Server 2008
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the UK excluding London

Windows Server 2008
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 19 February 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
South East -72 266 £34,000 -9.33% 57
North of England +1 233 £35,000 +3.70% 80
Midlands -3 160 £31,000 -11.43% 41
North West +8 120 £33,750 +3.85% 45
Yorkshire +5 109 £37,500 +15.38% 22
East of England -39 106 £34,000 -2.86% 35
South West +3 103 £31,500 -8.03% 23
West Midlands +3 90 £29,000 -23.68% 29
East Midlands +11 69 £37,500 +15.38% 12
Wales -14 31 £37,500 +2.74% 11
Scotland +12 21 £38,000 +26.67% 16
Northern Ireland +16 4 £36,000 -4.00% 2
North East -14 4 £72,312 +74.19% 13
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 924 (100.00%) Windows
2 698 (75.54%) Active Directory
3 694 (75.11%) Windows Server
4 595 (64.39%) Microsoft
5 499 (54.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 488 (52.81%) VMware
7 456 (49.35%) Office 365
8 319 (34.52%) DNS
9 314 (33.98%) VMware Infrastructure
10 310 (33.55%) MS Exchange
11 307 (33.23%) DHCP
12 296 (32.03%) Firewall
13 283 (30.63%) Hyper-V
14 271 (29.33%) Windows 10
15 270 (29.22%) Windows 7
16 242 (26.19%) Azure
16 242 (26.19%) ITIL
17 238 (25.76%) Citrix
18 215 (23.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 183 (19.81%) TCP/IP
19 183 (19.81%) SCCM
20 174 (18.83%) Exchange Server 2010
21 163 (17.64%) SLA
21 163 (17.64%) Cisco
22 158 (17.10%) Microsoft Office
23 150 (16.23%) SQL Server
24 141 (15.26%) PowerShell
25 140 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
26 137 (14.83%) Problem-Solving
27 134 (14.50%) Windows 8

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 310 (33.55%) MS Exchange
2 174 (18.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 122 (13.20%) Exchange Server 2013
4 81 (8.77%) SharePoint
5 67 (7.25%) IIS
6 47 (5.09%) Skype for Business
7 35 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (1.30%) Apache
9 7 (0.76%) IBM HTTP Server
9 7 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (0.76%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.76%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.54%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.43%) JBoss
11 4 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.32%) Confluence
12 3 (0.32%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.22%) CMS
Applications
1 158 (17.10%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.87%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.76%) Exchequer
2 6 (0.65%) Sage 200
3 5 (0.54%) Line 50
3 5 (0.54%) Pegasus Opera
4 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 456 (49.35%) Office 365
2 242 (26.19%) Azure
3 95 (10.28%) AWS
4 34 (3.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (2.16%) SaaS
6 16 (1.73%) Mimecast
7 10 (1.08%) GCP
8 9 (0.97%) OneDrive
8 9 (0.97%) Power Platform
9 7 (0.76%) G Suite
10 6 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (0.65%) IaaS
11 5 (0.54%) PowerApps
12 3 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.22%) PaaS
14 1 (0.11%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 319 (34.52%) DNS
2 307 (33.23%) DHCP
3 296 (32.03%) Firewall
4 183 (19.81%) TCP/IP
5 116 (12.55%) LAN
6 114 (12.34%) WAN
7 109 (11.80%) SAN
8 103 (11.15%) VPN
9 95 (10.28%) VLAN
10 79 (8.55%) Wireless
11 65 (7.03%) VoIP
12 61 (6.60%) Skype
13 46 (4.98%) Internet
14 38 (4.11%) Remote Desktop
15 35 (3.79%) NetScaler
16 34 (3.68%) NAS
17 21 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
18 16 (1.73%) ADSL
18 16 (1.73%) MPLS
19 15 (1.62%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (16.23%) SQL Server
2 39 (4.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
6 7 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (0.65%) Oracle Database
7 6 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (0.43%) MySQL
8 4 (0.43%) Power BI
8 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.32%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 32 (3.46%) Git (software)
2 21 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
2 21 (2.27%) TeamCity
3 19 (2.06%) Visual Studio Team System
4 11 (1.19%) MSI
5 7 (0.76%) AdminStudio
5 7 (0.76%) InstallShield
5 7 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (0.65%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.65%) JIRA
6 6 (0.65%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.54%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.43%) Chocolatey
8 4 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.11%) Bitbucket Server
9 1 (0.11%) Subversion
General
1 66 (7.14%) Finance
2 44 (4.76%) Public Sector
3 32 (3.46%) Retail
4 30 (3.25%) Telecoms
5 20 (2.16%) Manufacturing
6 16 (1.73%) Automotive
6 16 (1.73%) Legal
7 14 (1.52%) Local Government
8 9 (0.97%) Publishing
9 5 (0.54%) Games
10 4 (0.43%) Czech Language
11 2 (0.22%) Advertising
11 2 (0.22%) Back Office
11 2 (0.22%) Law
12 1 (0.11%) Billing
12 1 (0.11%) Electronics
12 1 (0.11%) German Language
12 1 (0.11%) Housing Association
12 1 (0.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 202 (21.86%) Support Engineer
2 155 (16.77%) Analyst
3 152 (16.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 147 (15.91%) IT Support
5 127 (13.74%) IT Engineer
6 91 (9.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 75 (8.12%) IT Support Engineer
8 63 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support
8 63 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support
9 54 (5.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 51 (5.52%) Server Engineer
11 49 (5.30%) Support Analyst
12 43 (4.65%) IT Analyst
13 38 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 38 (4.11%) Consultant
14 36 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 36 (3.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 36 (3.90%) IT Technician
14 36 (3.90%) Technical Support
15 34 (3.68%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.95%) JSON
2 17 (1.84%) .NET
3 16 (1.73%) XML
4 11 (1.19%) LDAP
5 7 (0.76%) Middleware
5 7 (0.76%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (0.65%) Web Services
7 5 (0.54%) Spring
8 4 (0.43%) COM
8 4 (0.43%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (0.43%) LAPP Stack
8 4 (0.43%) SOAP
8 4 (0.43%) X-Windows
9 3 (0.32%) .NET Core
9 3 (0.32%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.32%) HTML
9 3 (0.32%) Software Packaging
10 2 (0.22%) ADSI
10 2 (0.22%) MDX
10 2 (0.22%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 71 (7.68%) Data Centre
2 53 (5.74%) Management Information System
3 51 (5.52%) Self-Motivation
4 50 (5.41%) Driving Licence
5 43 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (3.35%) Replication
7 24 (2.60%) Clustering
8 18 (1.95%) CCTV
8 18 (1.95%) Client/Server
9 17 (1.84%) Public Cloud
10 15 (1.62%) User Experience
11 14 (1.52%) PKI
12 13 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (1.41%) NHS
13 12 (1.30%) CMDB
14 9 (0.97%) Private Cloud
15 8 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
16 5 (0.54%) Mobile Computing
17 4 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
17 4 (0.43%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 924 (100.00%) Windows
2 694 (75.11%) Windows Server
3 499 (54.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 271 (29.33%) Windows 10
5 270 (29.22%) Windows 7
6 134 (14.50%) Windows 8
7 125 (13.53%) Linux
8 117 (12.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 33 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (2.71%) Android
11 21 (2.27%) Unix
12 19 (2.06%) CentOS
13 18 (1.95%) Mac OS X
14 17 (1.84%) Apple iOS
14 17 (1.84%) Mac OS
15 16 (1.73%) Windows XP
16 15 (1.62%) AIX
17 8 (0.87%) Windows Vista
18 7 (0.76%) OS/400
18 7 (0.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (26.19%) ITIL
2 215 (23.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 137 (14.83%) Problem-Solving
4 78 (8.44%) Change Management
5 76 (8.23%) Service Delivery
6 62 (6.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 58 (6.28%) Problem Management
7 58 (6.28%) Server Management
8 50 (5.41%) Patch Management
9 49 (5.30%) Service Management
10 46 (4.98%) Mentoring
11 43 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
11 43 (4.65%) Time Management
12 42 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
13 38 (4.11%) Incident Management
14 35 (3.79%) DevOps
15 34 (3.68%) Vulnerability Management
16 32 (3.46%) Coaching
16 32 (3.46%) ITIL V3
17 31 (3.35%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 141 (15.26%) PowerShell
2 131 (14.18%) SQL
3 27 (2.92%) Python
4 22 (2.38%) Bash Shell
5 15 (1.62%) Perl
6 12 (1.30%) Java
6 12 (1.30%) T-SQL
7 11 (1.19%) C#
7 11 (1.19%) Ruby
8 9 (0.97%) C
9 8 (0.87%) Shell Script
10 7 (0.76%) VB
11 5 (0.54%) VBScript
12 4 (0.43%) Go
13 3 (0.32%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.22%) PHP
14 2 (0.22%) R
15 1 (0.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 140 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 81 (8.77%) MCSE
3 73 (7.90%) MCSA
4 65 (7.03%) Cisco Certification
5 59 (6.39%) CCNA
6 57 (6.17%) Security Cleared
7 35 (3.79%) Degree
8 32 (3.46%) MCP
9 29 (3.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 27 (2.92%) DBS Check
10 27 (2.92%) SC Cleared
11 26 (2.81%) DV Cleared
12 20 (2.16%) CCNP
13 19 (2.06%) Citrix Certification
14 15 (1.62%) A+ Certification
15 12 (1.30%) MCITP
15 12 (1.30%) Network+ Certification
16 11 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
17 10 (1.08%) CCA
17 10 (1.08%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (17.64%) SLA
2 38 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (2.38%) COBIT
3 22 (2.38%) Cyber Essentials
4 21 (2.27%) PCI DSS
5 16 (1.73%) ISO 9001
6 14 (1.52%) GDPR
7 8 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (0.65%) Actionable Recommendations
9 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.32%) QA
11 2 (0.22%) NIST
12 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 698 (75.54%) Active Directory
2 314 (33.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 283 (30.63%) Hyper-V
4 92 (9.96%) XenApp
5 77 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
6 70 (7.58%) vSphere
7 45 (4.87%) XenDesktop
8 39 (4.22%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (1.84%) Terminal Services
10 16 (1.73%) DFS Replication
10 16 (1.73%) Microsoft App-V
10 16 (1.73%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (1.30%) VMware Server
12 11 (1.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 7 (0.76%) Docker
13 7 (0.76%) NFS
13 7 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (0.65%) VirtualBox
14 6 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 183 (19.81%) SCCM
2 68 (7.36%) WSUS
3 37 (4.00%) SCOM
4 29 (3.14%) NetBackup
5 23 (2.49%) Puppet
6 22 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 20 (2.16%) Nessus
7 20 (2.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 19 (2.06%) Backup Exec
9 16 (1.73%) EMC NetWorker
9 16 (1.73%) SCOrch
9 16 (1.73%) SCVMM
10 15 (1.62%) Ansible
11 14 (1.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 13 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
12 13 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
12 13 (1.41%) vCenter Server
13 11 (1.19%) Terraform
14 8 (0.87%) XenMobile
15 7 (0.76%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 595 (64.39%) Microsoft
2 488 (52.81%) VMware
3 238 (25.76%) Citrix
4 163 (17.64%) Cisco
5 128 (13.85%) HP
6 89 (9.63%) Veeam
7 75 (8.12%) Symantec
8 58 (6.28%) Apple
9 54 (5.84%) EMC
10 50 (5.41%) Dell
11 48 (5.19%) NetApp
12 34 (3.68%) Red Hat
13 29 (3.14%) IBM
14 27 (2.92%) SonicWALL
15 25 (2.71%) Avaya
15 25 (2.71%) WatchGuard
16 22 (2.38%) CommVault
17 20 (2.16%) Google
18 19 (2.06%) Mitel
18 19 (2.06%) ServiceNow