Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 133 101
Rank change year-on-year -50 -32 -26
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1,669 2,553 3,117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.88% 2.52% 2.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.88% 10.24% 11.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,369 2,165 2,632
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £32,111 £34,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.00% -6.25% -2.14%
10th Percentile £22,500 £20,750 £21,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -6.67%

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 21,190 24,940 26,394
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.82% 24.67% 24.61%
Number of salaries quoted 16,658 20,715 22,098
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £60,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -33 521 £37,500 +19.05% 52
North of England -48 401 £35,000 +16.67% 60
Midlands -29 250 £33,125 +1.92% 35
North West -27 231 £35,000 +25.00% 33
East of England +4 220 £35,000 - 23
South West -71 159 £33,500 +3.08% 26
West Midlands -35 148 £37,500 +7.14% 19
Yorkshire -66 137 £33,000 +1.54% 23
East Midlands -8 102 £32,367 +17.70% 16
Scotland -31 59 £36,750 -8.13% 12
Wales -30 54 £35,000 +22.81% 5
North East -27 33 £35,500 +9.23% 4
Channel Islands -4 8 £34,250 +5.38%
Northern Ireland -8 4 £27,000 -28.00%
Isle of Man - 2 £37,500 -
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 1,669 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,225 (73.40%) Windows Server
3 1,151 (68.96%) Active Directory
4 1,122 (67.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,075 (64.41%) Microsoft
6 936 (56.08%) VMware
7 627 (37.57%) Office 365
8 599 (35.89%) Windows 7
9 552 (33.07%) VMware Infrastructure
10 527 (31.58%) DNS
11 521 (31.22%) Windows 10
12 478 (28.64%) MS Exchange
13 476 (28.52%) Hyper-V
14 459 (27.50%) DHCP
15 449 (26.90%) Microsoft Azure
16 428 (25.64%) ITIL
17 402 (24.09%) Citrix
18 397 (23.79%) Firewall
19 381 (22.83%) PowerShell
20 363 (21.75%) Microsoft Certification
21 335 (20.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 334 (20.01%) SQL Server
23 333 (19.95%) Cisco
24 329 (19.71%) SCCM
25 320 (19.17%) Linux
26 315 (18.87%) Microsoft Office
27 292 (17.50%) Problem-Solving
28 275 (16.48%) SQL
29 269 (16.12%) TCP/IP
29 269 (16.12%) 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
1 478 (28.64%) MS Exchange
2 232 (13.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 164 (9.83%) SharePoint
4 152 (9.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 100 (5.99%) IIS
6 78 (4.67%) Skype for Business
7 64 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 31 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
9 30 (1.80%) Apache
10 25 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
11 19 (1.14%) nginx
12 18 (1.08%) Tomcat
13 11 (0.66%) Confluence
14 10 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
14 10 (0.60%) IBM Notes
15 9 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
16 6 (0.36%) JBoss
17 5 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 5 (0.30%) IBM Domino
17 5 (0.30%) Site Server
Applications
1 315 (18.87%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (0.96%) MS Visio
3 12 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.18%) CATIA
7 3 (0.18%) PTC Creo
7 3 (0.18%) Windchill
8 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.060%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.060%) Mathcad
9 1 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (0.18%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.18%) Sage 200
3 3 (0.18%) SAP R/3
3 3 (0.18%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.060%) assyst
5 1 (0.060%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.060%) Lawson
5 1 (0.060%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 627 (37.57%) Office 365
2 449 (26.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 154 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
4 63 (3.77%) IaaS
5 61 (3.65%) Azure Active Directory
6 39 (2.34%) Dynamics 365
6 39 (2.34%) PaaS
7 30 (1.80%) Mimecast
8 16 (0.96%) OneDrive
9 14 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 13 (0.78%) SaaS
11 11 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
13 9 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (0.54%) Datadog
14 7 (0.42%) G Suite
15 6 (0.36%) iTunes
16 2 (0.12%) Google Drive
16 2 (0.12%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 527 (31.58%) DNS
2 459 (27.50%) DHCP
3 397 (23.79%) Firewall
4 269 (16.12%) TCP/IP
5 259 (15.52%) LAN
5 259 (15.52%) WAN
6 239 (14.32%) SAN
7 139 (8.33%) VPN
8 132 (7.91%) VLAN
9 115 (6.89%) Network Security
10 92 (5.51%) Wireless
11 86 (5.15%) VoIP
12 66 (3.95%) Skype
13 61 (3.65%) Remote Desktop
14 60 (3.59%) Internet
15 55 (3.30%) NetScaler
16 54 (3.24%) Wi-Fi
17 43 (2.58%) NAS
18 41 (2.46%) SSL
19 40 (2.40%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 334 (20.01%) SQL Server
2 94 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 37 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 26 (1.56%) MySQL
7 19 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
7 19 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 16 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
9 15 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
10 13 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (0.66%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.48%) Relational Database
13 7 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.30%) DB2
14 5 (0.30%) MS Access
14 5 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
15 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 39 (2.34%) MSI
2 33 (1.98%) Git (software)
3 30 (1.80%) Jenkins
4 22 (1.32%) JIRA
4 22 (1.32%) Visual Studio
5 18 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
7 15 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 13 (0.78%) Chocolatey
9 11 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
10 10 (0.60%) TeamCity
11 9 (0.54%) Bitbucket
11 9 (0.54%) Travis CI
11 9 (0.54%) Vagrant
12 7 (0.42%) MSBuild
13 5 (0.30%) Subversion
14 4 (0.24%) Artifactory
14 4 (0.24%) Hudson
15 3 (0.18%) Ant
15 3 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
General
1 149 (8.93%) Finance
2 63 (3.77%) Retail
3 57 (3.42%) Telecoms
4 28 (1.68%) Manufacturing
5 24 (1.44%) Legal
5 24 (1.44%) Marketing
6 16 (0.96%) Back Office
6 16 (0.96%) Electronics
7 13 (0.78%) Law
8 8 (0.48%) Billing
8 8 (0.48%) Games
9 7 (0.42%) Publishing
10 6 (0.36%) Automotive
10 6 (0.36%) Military
11 4 (0.24%) Arabic Language
11 4 (0.24%) Banking
11 4 (0.24%) French Language
11 4 (0.24%) German Language
11 4 (0.24%) Italian Language
11 4 (0.24%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 345 (20.67%) Support Engineer
2 309 (18.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 292 (17.50%) Analyst
4 224 (13.42%) IT Engineer
5 214 (12.82%) IT Support
6 169 (10.13%) Support Analyst
7 150 (8.99%) 2nd Line Support
8 132 (7.91%) IT Support Engineer
9 127 (7.61%) 3rd Line Support
10 125 (7.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 109 (6.53%) Administrator
12 88 (5.27%) Infrastructure Support
13 83 (4.97%) Server Engineer
14 82 (4.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 82 (4.91%) Systems Administrator
14 82 (4.91%) Technical Support
15 76 (4.55%) IT Analyst
15 76 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
16 72 (4.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 71 (4.25%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (3.06%) .NET
2 37 (2.22%) Web Services
3 27 (1.62%) JSON
4 21 (1.26%) LDAP
5 15 (0.90%) ASP.NET
6 13 (0.78%) XML
6 13 (0.78%) X-Windows
7 12 (0.72%) Middleware
7 12 (0.72%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (0.60%) ADSI
8 10 (0.60%) Elastic Stack
8 10 (0.60%) HTML
8 10 (0.60%) WSH
9 7 (0.42%) J2EE
10 6 (0.36%) .NET Framework
10 6 (0.36%) 802.1X
10 6 (0.36%) CSS
10 6 (0.36%) LAMP
11 5 (0.30%) HTML5
11 5 (0.30%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 195 (11.68%) Data Centre
2 182 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
3 113 (6.77%) Clustering
4 100 (5.99%) Self-Motivation
5 94 (5.63%) PKI
6 77 (4.61%) Management Information System
7 55 (3.30%) Driving Licence
8 39 (2.34%) iPhone
9 34 (2.04%) Public Cloud
10 29 (1.74%) Replication
11 24 (1.44%) iPad
12 19 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (1.02%) Fat Client
13 17 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
13 17 (1.02%) NHS
13 17 (1.02%) Thin Client
14 16 (0.96%) iSeries
15 14 (0.84%) AS400
15 14 (0.84%) Blackberry
16 12 (0.72%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1,669 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,225 (73.40%) Windows Server
3 1,122 (67.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 599 (35.89%) Windows 7
5 521 (31.22%) Windows 10
6 320 (19.17%) Linux
7 269 (16.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 250 (14.98%) Windows 8
9 80 (4.79%) Unix
10 69 (4.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 43 (2.58%) Apple iOS
12 41 (2.46%) Android
13 36 (2.16%) Windows XP
14 31 (1.86%) CentOS
15 28 (1.68%) Ubuntu
16 26 (1.56%) AIX
17 16 (0.96%) Mac OS
18 15 (0.90%) Windows NT
19 14 (0.84%) SUSE
20 12 (0.72%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 428 (25.64%) ITIL
2 335 (20.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 292 (17.50%) Problem-Solving
4 179 (10.72%) Agile Software Development
5 168 (10.07%) Service Management
6 138 (8.27%) Disaster Recovery
7 128 (7.67%) Mentoring
8 114 (6.83%) Migration
9 109 (6.53%) Change Management
10 104 (6.23%) Incident Management
11 97 (5.81%) DevOps
12 92 (5.51%) High Availability
13 89 (5.33%) Project Management
14 85 (5.09%) Coaching
14 85 (5.09%) Problem Management
15 79 (4.73%) Service Delivery
16 77 (4.61%) Patch Management
17 73 (4.37%) Configuration Management
18 72 (4.31%) Server Management
19 67 (4.01%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 381 (22.83%) PowerShell
2 275 (16.48%) SQL
3 61 (3.65%) VBScript
4 46 (2.76%) T-SQL
5 41 (2.46%) C#
6 39 (2.34%) Python
7 22 (1.32%) C
8 21 (1.26%) JavaScript
9 20 (1.20%) Bash Shell
9 20 (1.20%) Java
10 19 (1.14%) VB
11 18 (1.08%) Perl
12 12 (0.72%) PHP
13 10 (0.60%) C++
14 9 (0.54%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.48%) Ruby
16 6 (0.36%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.36%) VBA
17 4 (0.24%) Bourne shell
17 4 (0.24%) Korn
Qualifications
1 363 (21.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 229 (13.72%) MCSE
3 163 (9.77%) Security Cleared
4 147 (8.81%) MCSA
5 134 (8.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 107 (6.41%) Cisco Certification
7 105 (6.29%) Degree
8 104 (6.23%) CCNA
9 99 (5.93%) SC Cleared
10 97 (5.81%) MCP
11 61 (3.65%) MCITP
12 58 (3.48%) DV Cleared
13 49 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
14 47 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
15 37 (2.22%) CCNP
16 23 (1.38%) MCTS
17 19 (1.14%) CCA
18 16 (0.96%) DBS Check
18 16 (0.96%) VCP5
19 14 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 202 (12.10%) SLA
2 61 (3.65%) GDPR
3 26 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.42%) QA
7 6 (0.36%) HL7
8 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.12%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.12%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 1,151 (68.96%) Active Directory
2 552 (33.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 476 (28.52%) Hyper-V
4 185 (11.08%) VMware ESXi
5 176 (10.55%) XenApp
6 119 (7.13%) vSphere
7 101 (6.05%) XenDesktop
8 83 (4.97%) Microsoft App-V
9 60 (3.59%) Virtual Machines
10 38 (2.28%) VMware Workstation
11 33 (1.98%) Docker
12 20 (1.20%) Terminal Services
13 19 (1.14%) XenServer
14 16 (0.96%) VirtualBox
15 14 (0.84%) Firmware
15 14 (0.84%) NFS
16 13 (0.78%) BitLocker
16 13 (0.78%) LXC
17 12 (0.72%) DFS Replication
17 12 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 329 (19.71%) SCCM
2 117 (7.01%) SCOM
3 87 (5.21%) WSUS
4 49 (2.94%) vCenter Server
5 47 (2.82%) Backup Exec
6 43 (2.58%) Microsoft Clustering
7 42 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
8 36 (2.16%) Puppet
9 35 (2.10%) Norton AntiVirus
10 31 (1.86%) Ansible
11 27 (1.62%) SCVMM
12 24 (1.44%) NetBackup
13 23 (1.38%) AirWatch
14 22 (1.32%) Nagios
15 18 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 18 (1.08%) Terraform
16 17 (1.02%) FortiGate
16 17 (1.02%) XenMobile
17 15 (0.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 14 (0.84%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 1,075 (64.41%) Microsoft
2 936 (56.08%) VMware
3 402 (24.09%) Citrix
4 333 (19.95%) Cisco
5 160 (9.59%) HP
6 104 (6.23%) Veeam
7 87 (5.21%) Symantec
8 80 (4.79%) NetApp
9 77 (4.61%) Dell
10 65 (3.89%) McAfee
10 65 (3.89%) Red Hat
11 59 (3.54%) IBM
11 59 (3.54%) Ivanti
12 58 (3.48%) Apple
13 52 (3.12%) SolarWinds
14 51 (3.06%) Avaya
15 40 (2.40%) EMC
16 36 (2.16%) Sophos
17 35 (2.10%) Meraki
18 34 (2.04%) Nimble Storage