Period
to 15 August 2018

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

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 124 92
Rank change year-on-year -55 -32 -21
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1,810 2,631 3,609
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.89% 2.65% 3.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.12% 10.82% 12.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,474 2,265 3,094
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.86% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £51,250 £50,000 £50,000
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 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 22,282 24,311 28,826
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.21% 24.50% 25.45%
Number of salaries quoted 17,682 20,248 24,175
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £22,750 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
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 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 15 August 2018.

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 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
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% 37
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
Scotland -32 68 £33,000 -12.58% 6
Wales -12 50 £30,000 - 7
North East -24 19 £27,500 -19.47% 9
Northern Ireland +15 16 £26,500 -5.36%
Isle of Man - 4 £29,500 -
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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 1,810 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,350 (74.59%) Windows Server
3 1,258 (69.50%) Active Directory
4 1,188 (65.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,182 (65.30%) Microsoft
6 978 (54.03%) VMware
7 726 (40.11%) Office 365
8 610 (33.70%) VMware Infrastructure
9 604 (33.37%) MS Exchange
10 582 (32.15%) Windows 7
11 499 (27.57%) Windows 10
12 495 (27.35%) DNS
13 490 (27.07%) Hyper-V
14 472 (26.08%) ITIL
15 439 (24.25%) Microsoft Azure
16 432 (23.87%) Citrix
17 427 (23.59%) Firewall
18 407 (22.49%) DHCP
19 404 (22.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 393 (21.71%) Cisco
21 388 (21.44%) SQL Server
22 381 (21.05%) SQL
23 364 (20.11%) Microsoft Certification
24 363 (20.06%) PowerShell
25 322 (17.79%) Microsoft Office
26 315 (17.40%) Exchange Server 2010
27 307 (16.96%) SCCM
28 302 (16.69%) SAN
29 288 (15.91%) LAN
30 281 (15.52%) Linux

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
1 604 (33.37%) MS Exchange
2 315 (17.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 245 (13.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 166 (9.17%) SharePoint
5 129 (7.13%) IIS
6 88 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 83 (4.59%) Skype for Business
8 40 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
9 22 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
10 21 (1.16%) Apache
11 19 (1.05%) Confluence
11 19 (1.05%) WebLogic
12 16 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
13 15 (0.83%) OpenStack
13 15 (0.83%) WebSphere
14 11 (0.61%) MTS
15 6 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 5 (0.28%) DataSynapse
16 5 (0.28%) Tomcat
16 5 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 322 (17.79%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.17%) Windchill
8 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.055%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.055%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.055%) CATIA
9 1 (0.055%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.055%) Mathcad
9 1 (0.055%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.055%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.66%) Documaker
3 5 (0.28%) Veritas eDiscovery
4 3 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.17%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.055%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.055%) Lawson
6 1 (0.055%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.055%) Pegasus Opera
6 1 (0.055%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.055%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.055%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 726 (40.11%) Office 365
2 439 (24.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 170 (9.39%) Amazon AWS
4 83 (4.59%) IaaS
5 51 (2.82%) PaaS
6 44 (2.43%) Dynamics 365
7 40 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 40 (2.21%) Mimecast
8 20 (1.10%) SaaS
9 18 (0.99%) G Suite
10 16 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (0.83%) OneDrive
12 12 (0.66%) GitHub
13 8 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
14 7 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
16 3 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 3 (0.17%) Datadog
17 1 (0.055%) SoftLayer
17 1 (0.055%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 495 (27.35%) DNS
2 427 (23.59%) Firewall
3 407 (22.49%) DHCP
4 302 (16.69%) SAN
5 288 (15.91%) LAN
6 274 (15.14%) TCP/IP
7 269 (14.86%) WAN
8 162 (8.95%) VPN
9 128 (7.07%) Network Security
10 124 (6.85%) VoIP
11 105 (5.80%) VLAN
12 84 (4.64%) Wireless
13 80 (4.42%) Internet
14 69 (3.81%) Remote Desktop
15 59 (3.26%) Skype
15 59 (3.26%) Wi-Fi
16 52 (2.87%) NAS
17 51 (2.82%) SSL
18 49 (2.71%) NetScaler
19 35 (1.93%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 388 (21.44%) SQL Server
2 96 (5.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 43 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 31 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 29 (1.60%) MySQL
6 25 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (1.10%) Oracle Database
8 16 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (0.83%) Relational Database
9 15 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
10 14 (0.77%) MongoDB
10 14 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
11 13 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
12 9 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
13 7 (0.39%) MS Access
14 6 (0.33%) NoSQL
15 5 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
16 4 (0.22%) GIS
17 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 38 (2.10%) MSI
2 35 (1.93%) Git (software)
3 32 (1.77%) JIRA
4 25 (1.38%) Jenkins
5 15 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
6 14 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (0.77%) TeamCity
7 13 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (0.72%) Visual Studio
8 12 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (0.66%) Gerrit
9 8 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (0.39%) Bitbucket
10 7 (0.39%) MSBuild
11 6 (0.33%) Hudson
11 6 (0.33%) Travis CI
12 5 (0.28%) Chocolatey
12 5 (0.28%) Subversion
13 3 (0.17%) AdminStudio
13 3 (0.17%) Vagrant
General
1 215 (11.88%) Finance
2 81 (4.48%) Retail
3 62 (3.43%) Telecoms
4 57 (3.15%) Manufacturing
5 41 (2.27%) Marketing
6 35 (1.93%) Back Office
6 35 (1.93%) Legal
7 22 (1.22%) Law
8 14 (0.77%) Electronics
9 12 (0.66%) Automotive
10 10 (0.55%) Local Government
10 10 (0.55%) Military
11 5 (0.28%) Banking
11 5 (0.28%) Billing
12 4 (0.22%) Advertising
12 4 (0.22%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.22%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.17%) German Language
14 2 (0.11%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.11%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 421 (23.26%) Support Engineer
2 338 (18.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 275 (15.19%) Analyst
4 262 (14.48%) IT Support
5 210 (11.60%) IT Engineer
6 181 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 179 (9.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 151 (8.34%) IT Support Engineer
9 142 (7.85%) 3rd Line Support
10 138 (7.62%) Support Analyst
11 112 (6.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 109 (6.02%) Administrator
13 100 (5.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 94 (5.19%) Infrastructure Support
15 91 (5.03%) IT Analyst
16 90 (4.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 89 (4.92%) Systems Engineer
18 88 (4.86%) Desktop Support
18 88 (4.86%) Windows Engineer
19 71 (3.92%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (2.54%) .NET
2 45 (2.49%) Web Services
3 19 (1.05%) 802.1X
3 19 (1.05%) LDAP
3 19 (1.05%) Middleware
4 18 (0.99%) ASP.NET
5 13 (0.72%) JSON
5 13 (0.72%) RESTful
6 12 (0.66%) SOAP
6 12 (0.66%) WSH
6 12 (0.66%) YAML
7 11 (0.61%) COM+
7 11 (0.61%) DCOM
7 11 (0.61%) HTML
7 11 (0.61%) WCF
7 11 (0.61%) XML
8 8 (0.44%) .NET Framework
8 8 (0.44%) ADSI
9 7 (0.39%) CSS
9 7 (0.39%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 162 (8.95%) Data Centre
2 144 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
3 123 (6.80%) Self-Motivation
4 85 (4.70%) Clustering
5 74 (4.09%) Driving Licence
6 69 (3.81%) Management Information System
7 64 (3.54%) PKI
8 38 (2.10%) Computer Science
9 35 (1.93%) Replication
10 30 (1.66%) iPhone
11 27 (1.49%) NHS
12 25 (1.38%) iPad
13 19 (1.05%) Blackberry
14 16 (0.88%) iSeries
15 12 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
16 11 (0.61%) Fat Client
16 11 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
16 11 (0.61%) Thin Client
17 10 (0.55%) AS400
17 10 (0.55%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1,810 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,350 (74.59%) Windows Server
3 1,188 (65.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 582 (32.15%) Windows 7
5 499 (27.57%) Windows 10
6 281 (15.52%) Linux
7 273 (15.08%) Windows 8
8 245 (13.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 66 (3.65%) Windows XP
10 56 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 53 (2.93%) CentOS
12 47 (2.60%) Android
13 39 (2.15%) Unix
14 33 (1.82%) Ubuntu
15 28 (1.55%) Mac OS
16 25 (1.38%) Solaris
17 24 (1.33%) Apple iOS
18 20 (1.10%) AIX
19 18 (0.99%) Mac OS X
20 13 (0.72%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (26.08%) ITIL
2 404 (22.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 223 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
4 128 (7.07%) Disaster Recovery
5 119 (6.57%) Migration
6 111 (6.13%) Project Management
7 107 (5.91%) Mentoring
8 96 (5.30%) Service Management
9 95 (5.25%) Service Delivery
10 94 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
11 84 (4.64%) Incident Management
12 78 (4.31%) Problem Management
13 76 (4.20%) DevOps
13 76 (4.20%) Load Balancing
14 69 (3.81%) Customer Requirements
15 67 (3.70%) Change Management
15 67 (3.70%) Presales
16 64 (3.54%) ITIL V3
17 63 (3.48%) Server Management
18 61 (3.37%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 381 (21.05%) SQL
2 363 (20.06%) PowerShell
3 62 (3.43%) T-SQL
4 46 (2.54%) C#
5 42 (2.32%) Python
6 31 (1.71%) JavaScript
7 28 (1.55%) Bash Shell
8 27 (1.49%) VBScript
9 21 (1.16%) C
10 20 (1.10%) Perl
11 16 (0.88%) VB
11 16 (0.88%) VBA
12 13 (0.72%) PHP
13 12 (0.66%) Java
14 10 (0.55%) Ruby
15 9 (0.50%) C++
16 8 (0.44%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.44%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.22%) Bourne shell
17 4 (0.22%) Korn
Qualifications
1 364 (20.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 258 (14.25%) MCSE
3 153 (8.45%) Security Cleared
4 134 (7.40%) MCSA
5 123 (6.80%) Degree
6 117 (6.46%) Cisco Certification
7 103 (5.69%) MCP
8 100 (5.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 91 (5.03%) CCNA
10 83 (4.59%) SC Cleared
11 58 (3.20%) MCITP
12 56 (3.09%) Citrix Certification
13 52 (2.87%) CCNP
14 37 (2.04%) DV Cleared
14 37 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
15 29 (1.60%) CCA
15 29 (1.60%) MCTS
16 25 (1.38%) DBS Check
17 20 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 18 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (12.04%) SLA
2 37 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (1.82%) GDPR
4 16 (0.88%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.88%) PMO
5 9 (0.50%) ISO 9000
6 7 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.39%) QA
7 5 (0.28%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.22%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.11%) HL7
10 1 (0.055%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.055%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.055%) GPG13
10 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1,258 (69.50%) Active Directory
2 610 (33.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 490 (27.07%) Hyper-V
4 181 (10.00%) XenApp
5 138 (7.62%) VMware ESXi
5 138 (7.62%) vSphere
5 138 (7.62%) XenDesktop
6 68 (3.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 49 (2.71%) Virtual Machines
8 41 (2.27%) Terminal Services
9 34 (1.88%) XenServer
10 33 (1.82%) Docker
10 33 (1.82%) VirtualBox
11 22 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
12 18 (0.99%) Firmware
12 18 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
13 15 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
14 13 (0.72%) DFS Replication
15 12 (0.66%) ProxySG
15 12 (0.66%) Samba
Systems Management
1 307 (16.96%) SCCM
2 105 (5.80%) SCOM
3 102 (5.64%) WSUS
4 58 (3.20%) Backup Exec
5 42 (2.32%) Microsoft Clustering
6 37 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
6 37 (2.04%) Puppet
7 33 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
8 32 (1.77%) Ansible
9 30 (1.66%) NetBackup
10 26 (1.44%) Failover Clustering
11 25 (1.38%) Nagios
11 25 (1.38%) SCVMM
12 22 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 22 (1.22%) vCenter Server
13 20 (1.10%) AirWatch
14 19 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 18 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
15 18 (0.99%) vRealize
16 15 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 1,182 (65.30%) Microsoft
2 978 (54.03%) VMware
3 432 (23.87%) Citrix
4 393 (21.71%) Cisco
5 169 (9.34%) HP
6 121 (6.69%) Veeam
7 86 (4.75%) Symantec
8 82 (4.53%) Dell
9 78 (4.31%) NetApp
10 68 (3.76%) SolarWinds
11 63 (3.48%) McAfee
12 56 (3.09%) IBM
13 53 (2.93%) Apple
14 48 (2.65%) Avaya
14 48 (2.65%) Red Hat
15 45 (2.49%) Sophos
16 44 (2.43%) Oracle
17 40 (2.21%) Juniper
18 34 (1.88%) CheckPoint
19 32 (1.77%) Ivanti