Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 212 185 135
Rank change year-on-year -27 -50 -32
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1,172 1,669 2,553
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.55% 1.88% 2.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.52% 7.88% 10.24%
Number of salaries quoted 995 1,369 2,165
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,750 £35,000 £32,111
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.57% +9.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £21,000 £22,500 £20,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% +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 17,989 21,190 24,940
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.73% 23.82% 24.67%
Number of salaries quoted 14,194 16,658 20,715
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

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 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 2019. 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 -43 344 £34,000 -9.33% 72
North of England -25 267 £33,000 -5.71% 85
Midlands +4 194 £29,000 -12.45% 42
East of England +4 139 £38,500 +10.00% 24
South West -12 137 £33,750 +0.75% 35
Yorkshire +19 134 £35,000 +6.06% 25
West Midlands +12 121 £28,000 -25.33% 20
North West -33 121 £32,500 -7.14% 53
East Midlands -14 73 £30,000 -7.31% 22
Scotland +13 50 £37,085 +0.91% 11
Wales -13 35 £37,500 +7.14% 14
North East -3 12 £37,500 +5.63% 7
Northern Ireland +6 6 £37,500 +38.89% 1
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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 1,172 (100.00%) Windows
2 886 (75.60%) Windows Server
3 874 (74.57%) Active Directory
4 766 (65.36%) Microsoft
5 664 (56.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 604 (51.54%) VMware
7 539 (45.99%) Office 365
8 408 (34.81%) MS Exchange
9 395 (33.70%) DNS
10 392 (33.45%) VMware Infrastructure
11 382 (32.59%) DHCP
12 370 (31.57%) Firewall
13 353 (30.12%) Windows 7
14 348 (29.69%) ITIL
15 344 (29.35%) Windows 10
16 343 (29.27%) Hyper-V
17 314 (26.79%) Azure
18 270 (23.04%) Citrix
19 242 (20.65%) SCCM
19 242 (20.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 231 (19.71%) TCP/IP
21 225 (19.20%) Cisco
22 219 (18.69%) Exchange Server 2010
23 200 (17.06%) Microsoft Office
24 193 (16.47%) PowerShell
25 191 (16.30%) Microsoft Certification
26 182 (15.53%) Exchange Server 2013
27 181 (15.44%) Windows 8
28 174 (14.85%) Problem-Solving
29 170 (14.51%) Windows Server 2003

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
1 408 (34.81%) MS Exchange
2 219 (18.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 182 (15.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 103 (8.79%) SharePoint
5 100 (8.53%) IIS
6 67 (5.72%) Skype for Business
7 49 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2007
8 18 (1.54%) Apache
8 18 (1.54%) IBM HTTP Server
9 13 (1.11%) IBM Notes
9 13 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (0.68%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.60%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.43%) CMS
12 5 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.43%) JBoss
12 5 (0.43%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 200 (17.06%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.60%) Acrobat
5 7 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.26%) Pegasus Opera
3 3 (0.26%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.17%) Exchequer
4 2 (0.17%) Line 50
4 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.085%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.085%) Infor CRM
5 1 (0.085%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 539 (45.99%) Office 365
2 314 (26.79%) Azure
3 128 (10.92%) AWS
4 52 (4.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 26 (2.22%) Mimecast
6 24 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (1.79%) SaaS
8 14 (1.19%) OneDrive
9 10 (0.85%) IaaS
10 8 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (0.60%) G Suite
12 6 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
12 6 (0.51%) SoftLayer
13 5 (0.43%) Power Platform
14 3 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.26%) PaaS
15 2 (0.17%) Trello
16 1 (0.085%) GCP
16 1 (0.085%) OpenDNS
16 1 (0.085%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 395 (33.70%) DNS
2 382 (32.59%) DHCP
3 370 (31.57%) Firewall
4 231 (19.71%) TCP/IP
5 162 (13.82%) WAN
6 156 (13.31%) LAN
7 133 (11.35%) VPN
8 111 (9.47%) SAN
9 97 (8.28%) VLAN
10 93 (7.94%) Wireless
11 80 (6.83%) Skype
12 71 (6.06%) Internet
13 66 (5.63%) VoIP
14 53 (4.52%) Remote Desktop
15 36 (3.07%) NetScaler
16 34 (2.90%) NAS
16 34 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
17 27 (2.30%) HTTP
18 18 (1.54%) SSL
19 17 (1.45%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (13.91%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
8 11 (0.94%) Oracle Database
9 10 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
10 9 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (0.51%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.34%) GIS
14 4 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (0.34%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 30 (2.56%) MSI
2 28 (2.39%) Git (software)
3 24 (2.05%) Visual Studio Team System
4 18 (1.54%) Visual Studio
5 16 (1.37%) InstallShield
6 14 (1.19%) AdminStudio
7 13 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
7 13 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (1.02%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.60%) JIRA
9 7 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.51%) Chocolatey
11 3 (0.26%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.26%) WinDbg
12 2 (0.17%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.085%) Subversion
13 1 (0.085%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 96 (8.19%) Finance
2 69 (5.89%) Public Sector
3 45 (3.84%) Retail
4 43 (3.67%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.05%) Manufacturing
6 20 (1.71%) Automotive
7 16 (1.37%) Legal
8 12 (1.02%) Local Government
9 10 (0.85%) Publishing
10 5 (0.43%) Back Office
11 4 (0.34%) Banking
11 4 (0.34%) Czech Language
11 4 (0.34%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.26%) Advertising
12 3 (0.26%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.26%) Electronics
12 3 (0.26%) German Language
12 3 (0.26%) Marketing
13 2 (0.17%) French Language
14 1 (0.085%) Billing
Job Titles
1 219 (18.69%) Support Engineer
2 195 (16.64%) Analyst
3 182 (15.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 176 (15.02%) IT Support
5 152 (12.97%) IT Engineer
6 91 (7.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 86 (7.34%) 2nd Line Support
8 78 (6.66%) IT Support Engineer
9 64 (5.46%) Server Engineer
10 63 (5.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 63 (5.38%) Support Analyst
11 61 (5.20%) 3rd Line Support
11 61 (5.20%) Consultant
12 51 (4.35%) IT Analyst
13 48 (4.10%) IT Technician
13 48 (4.10%) Technical Support
14 45 (3.84%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 44 (3.75%) Field Engineer
16 41 (3.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 41 (3.50%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.39%) .NET
2 22 (1.88%) JSON
3 17 (1.45%) XML
4 15 (1.28%) Web Services
5 12 (1.02%) X-Windows
6 9 (0.77%) LDAP
7 8 (0.68%) Middleware
7 8 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
8 7 (0.60%) CSS
9 6 (0.51%) COM
10 5 (0.43%) LAPP Stack
10 5 (0.43%) SAP Basis
11 4 (0.34%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.34%) Elastic Stack
11 4 (0.34%) Spring
12 3 (0.26%) HTML
12 3 (0.26%) SOAP
12 3 (0.26%) Software Packaging
13 2 (0.17%) .NET Framework
13 2 (0.17%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 86 (7.34%) Self-Motivation
2 85 (7.25%) Data Centre
3 70 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
4 68 (5.80%) Management Information System
5 64 (5.46%) Driving Licence
6 36 (3.07%) Public Cloud
7 28 (2.39%) Clustering
8 22 (1.88%) CCTV
8 22 (1.88%) iPhone
8 22 (1.88%) Linux Command Line
8 22 (1.88%) NHS
9 19 (1.62%) Client/Server
9 19 (1.62%) CMDB
10 17 (1.45%) PKI
10 17 (1.45%) Replication
11 16 (1.37%) User Experience
12 15 (1.28%) iPad
13 14 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
14 13 (1.11%) Mobile Computing
15 9 (0.77%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1,172 (100.00%) Windows
2 886 (75.60%) Windows Server
3 664 (56.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 353 (30.12%) Windows 7
5 344 (29.35%) Windows 10
6 181 (15.44%) Windows 8
7 170 (14.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 167 (14.25%) Linux
9 44 (3.75%) Windows XP
10 38 (3.24%) Android
11 34 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 31 (2.65%) Unix
13 26 (2.22%) Windows Vista
14 24 (2.05%) CentOS
15 20 (1.71%) Mac OS
16 19 (1.62%) Mac OS X
17 16 (1.37%) AIX
17 16 (1.37%) Apple iOS
18 12 (1.02%) Windows 2000
19 10 (0.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (29.69%) ITIL
2 242 (20.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 174 (14.85%) Problem-Solving
4 97 (8.28%) Change Management
5 81 (6.91%) Service Delivery
6 77 (6.57%) Patch Management
7 75 (6.40%) Server Management
8 68 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
9 64 (5.46%) Service Management
10 63 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
11 61 (5.20%) Mentoring
12 58 (4.95%) Problem Management
13 56 (4.78%) Incident Management
14 54 (4.61%) Cybersecurity
15 49 (4.18%) ITSM
16 47 (4.01%) Information Security
17 46 (3.92%) Time Management
18 44 (3.75%) ITIL V3
19 40 (3.41%) Configuration Management
20 39 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 193 (16.47%) PowerShell
2 165 (14.08%) SQL
3 27 (2.30%) Python
4 26 (2.22%) Bash Shell
5 19 (1.62%) C#
6 18 (1.54%) Perl
7 14 (1.19%) Java
7 14 (1.19%) Shell Script
8 12 (1.02%) VBScript
9 11 (0.94%) Ruby
9 11 (0.94%) T-SQL
10 10 (0.85%) C
11 8 (0.68%) VB
12 5 (0.43%) ABAP
12 5 (0.43%) Go
13 3 (0.26%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.17%) R
15 1 (0.085%) JavaScript
15 1 (0.085%) PHP
15 1 (0.085%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 191 (16.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 119 (10.15%) MCSE
3 108 (9.22%) MCSA
4 103 (8.79%) Cisco Certification
5 92 (7.85%) Security Cleared
6 91 (7.76%) CCNA
7 51 (4.35%) DBS Check
8 46 (3.92%) Degree
9 44 (3.75%) SC Cleared
10 43 (3.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 41 (3.50%) MCP
12 38 (3.24%) DV Cleared
13 21 (1.79%) CCNP
13 21 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
14 13 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
15 11 (0.94%) MCTS
15 11 (0.94%) Network+ Certification
16 9 (0.77%) A+ Certification
16 9 (0.77%) CCA
16 9 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (14.25%) SLA
2 42 (3.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials
4 29 (2.47%) COBIT
5 24 (2.05%) PCI DSS
6 16 (1.37%) ISO 9001
7 15 (1.28%) GDPR
8 8 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.51%) Actionable Recommendations
10 4 (0.34%) QA
11 3 (0.26%) DICOM
11 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.17%) NIST
12 2 (0.17%) PMO
12 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.085%) Data Quality
System Software
1 874 (74.57%) Active Directory
2 392 (33.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 343 (29.27%) Hyper-V
4 112 (9.56%) XenApp
5 75 (6.40%) VMware ESXi
6 65 (5.55%) vSphere
7 53 (4.52%) Virtual Machines
8 42 (3.58%) XenDesktop
9 39 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 17 (1.45%) Terminal Services
11 16 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (1.02%) LXC
13 11 (0.94%) DFS Replication
14 10 (0.85%) VirtualBox
15 9 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
15 9 (0.77%) VMware Server
16 8 (0.68%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
16 8 (0.68%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 8 (0.68%) NFS
17 7 (0.60%) KVM
Systems Management
1 242 (20.65%) SCCM
2 86 (7.34%) WSUS
3 58 (4.95%) SCOM
4 35 (2.99%) Backup Exec
5 32 (2.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 29 (2.47%) Norton AntiVirus
7 25 (2.13%) NetBackup
7 25 (2.13%) Puppet
8 24 (2.05%) Nessus
9 19 (1.62%) SCOrch
9 19 (1.62%) vCenter Server
10 18 (1.54%) SCVMM
11 17 (1.45%) EMC NetWorker
12 16 (1.37%) HP Data Protector
12 16 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
13 15 (1.28%) Ansible
13 15 (1.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 14 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
14 14 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
15 9 (0.77%) Terraform
Vendors
1 766 (65.36%) Microsoft
2 604 (51.54%) VMware
3 270 (23.04%) Citrix
4 225 (19.20%) Cisco
5 166 (14.16%) HP
6 103 (8.79%) Symantec
7 98 (8.36%) Veeam
8 69 (5.89%) Dell
9 68 (5.80%) Apple
10 48 (4.10%) EMC
11 47 (4.01%) NetApp
12 44 (3.75%) IBM
13 38 (3.24%) Red Hat
14 37 (3.16%) Ivanti
15 32 (2.73%) CommVault
15 32 (2.73%) Oracle
16 31 (2.65%) SonicWALL
17 30 (2.56%) Avaya
18 29 (2.47%) Mitel
19 26 (2.22%) WatchGuard