Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 129 97
Rank change year-on-year -53 -32 -26
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1,744 2,583 3,379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.89% 2.67% 3.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.09% 10.69% 12.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,417 2,225 2,847
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £50,000 £50,000
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -3.33%

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 21,556 24,163 27,674
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.35% 24.98% 24.98%
Number of salaries quoted 17,128 20,207 23,156
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,250 £60,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -63 513 £37,500 +15.38% 64
North of England -37 467 £32,500 +8.33% 94
North West +5 278 £32,500 +8.33% 50
Midlands -23 255 £31,035 -7.36% 43
East of England -8 213 £35,000 -5.41% 16
South West -43 182 £32,500 -1.52% 32
West Midlands -23 164 £34,341 -5.92% 26
Yorkshire -75 158 £32,500 - 40
East Midlands -30 91 £31,000 +12.73% 17
Wales -22 60 £32,500 +14.04% 7
Scotland -50 58 £34,250 -8.67% 6
North East -20 31 £35,000 +40.00% 4
Northern Ireland +18 8 £27,500 -21.43%
Channel Islands -6 4 £35,000 +7.69%
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 1,744 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,297 (74.37%) Windows Server
3 1,179 (67.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 1,171 (67.14%) Active Directory
5 1,128 (64.68%) Microsoft
6 933 (53.50%) VMware
7 697 (39.97%) Office 365
8 571 (32.74%) Windows 7
9 567 (32.51%) VMware Infrastructure
10 555 (31.82%) MS Exchange
11 519 (29.76%) DNS
12 517 (29.64%) Windows 10
13 473 (27.12%) Hyper-V
14 472 (27.06%) Microsoft Azure
15 439 (25.17%) DHCP
16 427 (24.48%) Firewall
17 409 (23.45%) ITIL
18 403 (23.11%) Citrix
19 374 (21.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 364 (20.87%) PowerShell
21 346 (19.84%) Cisco
22 345 (19.78%) SQL Server
23 344 (19.72%) Microsoft Office
24 336 (19.27%) Microsoft Certification
25 323 (18.52%) SQL
26 312 (17.89%) Linux
27 304 (17.43%) TCP/IP
28 282 (16.17%) LAN
28 282 (16.17%) Exchange Server 2010
29 277 (15.88%) SCCM

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
1 555 (31.82%) MS Exchange
2 282 (16.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 189 (10.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 166 (9.52%) SharePoint
5 114 (6.54%) IIS
6 74 (4.24%) Skype for Business
7 67 (3.84%) Exchange Server 2007
8 35 (2.01%) Apache
8 35 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
9 32 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2003
10 19 (1.09%) Confluence
11 18 (1.03%) nginx
11 18 (1.03%) Tomcat
12 15 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
13 10 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (0.57%) OpenStack
13 10 (0.57%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.46%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.40%) JBoss
16 6 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 344 (19.72%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.17%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.17%) Windchill
9 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.11%) CATIA
9 2 (0.11%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.057%) Abaqus
10 1 (0.057%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.057%) Mathcad
10 1 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.40%) Documaker
3 5 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.29%) Veritas eDiscovery
4 4 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.17%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.11%) SAP R/3
6 2 (0.11%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.057%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.057%) Lawson
7 1 (0.057%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 697 (39.97%) Office 365
2 472 (27.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 163 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
4 87 (4.99%) IaaS
5 55 (3.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 54 (3.10%) PaaS
7 50 (2.87%) Dynamics 365
8 34 (1.95%) Mimecast
9 16 (0.92%) SaaS
10 15 (0.86%) OneDrive
11 14 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (0.57%) G Suite
13 8 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 7 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.40%) GitHub
15 4 (0.23%) Datadog
15 4 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
15 4 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
16 2 (0.11%) Google Drive
17 1 (0.057%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 519 (29.76%) DNS
2 439 (25.17%) DHCP
3 427 (24.48%) Firewall
4 304 (17.43%) TCP/IP
5 282 (16.17%) LAN
6 270 (15.48%) WAN
7 262 (15.02%) SAN
8 153 (8.77%) VPN
9 147 (8.43%) Network Security
10 131 (7.51%) VLAN
11 101 (5.79%) VoIP
12 84 (4.82%) Wireless
13 73 (4.19%) Internet
14 65 (3.73%) Skype
15 61 (3.50%) Wi-Fi
16 57 (3.27%) Remote Desktop
17 50 (2.87%) NetScaler
17 50 (2.87%) SSL
18 47 (2.69%) NAS
19 44 (2.52%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 345 (19.78%) SQL Server
2 89 (5.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (2.41%) MySQL
3 42 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 36 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 35 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (1.09%) Oracle Database
7 16 (0.92%) Relational Database
8 15 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
8 15 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
10 12 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
10 12 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (0.52%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.34%) NoSQL
14 4 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (0.23%) MS Access
14 4 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 41 (2.35%) Git (software)
2 34 (1.95%) JIRA
3 32 (1.83%) MSI
4 27 (1.55%) Jenkins
5 21 (1.20%) Visual Studio
6 19 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
7 14 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
8 13 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 13 (0.75%) TeamCity
9 11 (0.63%) Chocolatey
10 8 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (0.40%) Bitbucket
11 7 (0.40%) Gerrit
11 7 (0.40%) MSBuild
11 7 (0.40%) Travis CI
12 6 (0.34%) Hudson
13 5 (0.29%) Subversion
14 4 (0.23%) Vagrant
15 3 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
General
1 192 (11.01%) Finance
2 76 (4.36%) Retail
3 60 (3.44%) Telecoms
4 50 (2.87%) Manufacturing
5 25 (1.43%) Back Office
5 25 (1.43%) Legal
5 25 (1.43%) Marketing
6 16 (0.92%) Electronics
7 14 (0.80%) Law
8 9 (0.52%) Automotive
9 8 (0.46%) Military
10 7 (0.40%) Publishing
11 5 (0.29%) Banking
12 4 (0.23%) Billing
12 4 (0.23%) German Language
12 4 (0.23%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.17%) Italian Language
13 3 (0.17%) Polish Language
13 3 (0.17%) Russian Language
13 3 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 393 (22.53%) Support Engineer
2 322 (18.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 277 (15.88%) Analyst
4 243 (13.93%) IT Support
5 204 (11.70%) IT Engineer
6 167 (9.58%) 2nd Line Support
7 162 (9.29%) Support Analyst
8 148 (8.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 145 (8.31%) 3rd Line Support
10 144 (8.26%) IT Support Engineer
11 110 (6.31%) Administrator
12 97 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support
13 95 (5.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 89 (5.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 89 (5.10%) Technical Support
15 83 (4.76%) IT Analyst
15 83 (4.76%) Server Engineer
16 81 (4.64%) Windows Engineer
17 75 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 74 (4.24%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (2.92%) .NET
2 49 (2.81%) Web Services
3 27 (1.55%) JSON
4 23 (1.32%) LDAP
5 20 (1.15%) Middleware
6 16 (0.92%) 802.1X
6 16 (0.92%) ASP.NET
6 16 (0.92%) XML
7 11 (0.63%) X-Windows
8 10 (0.57%) HTML
8 10 (0.57%) RabbitMQ
9 9 (0.52%) WCF
9 9 (0.52%) WSH
10 8 (0.46%) .NET Framework
10 8 (0.46%) ADSI
11 7 (0.40%) CSS
11 7 (0.40%) RESTful
11 7 (0.40%) SOAP
11 7 (0.40%) YAML
12 6 (0.34%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 179 (10.26%) Data Centre
2 168 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
3 108 (6.19%) Self-Motivation
4 93 (5.33%) PKI
5 87 (4.99%) Clustering
6 80 (4.59%) Management Information System
7 64 (3.67%) Driving Licence
8 37 (2.12%) Computer Science
9 27 (1.55%) iPhone
10 25 (1.43%) Public Cloud
10 25 (1.43%) Replication
11 20 (1.15%) iPad
12 18 (1.03%) NHS
13 15 (0.86%) Blackberry
13 15 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (0.86%) iSeries
13 15 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
14 13 (0.75%) CMDB
15 12 (0.69%) Fat Client
15 12 (0.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,744 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,297 (74.37%) Windows Server
3 1,179 (67.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 571 (32.74%) Windows 7
5 517 (29.64%) Windows 10
6 312 (17.89%) Linux
7 257 (14.74%) Windows 8
8 235 (13.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 71 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 53 (3.04%) Unix
10 53 (3.04%) Windows XP
11 45 (2.58%) CentOS
12 38 (2.18%) Android
13 31 (1.78%) Ubuntu
14 24 (1.38%) Mac OS
15 21 (1.20%) Apple iOS
16 20 (1.15%) Solaris
17 19 (1.09%) AIX
18 18 (1.03%) SUSE
19 17 (0.97%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (23.45%) ITIL
2 374 (21.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 275 (15.77%) Problem-Solving
4 163 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
5 152 (8.72%) Service Management
6 151 (8.66%) Disaster Recovery
7 125 (7.17%) Migration
8 116 (6.65%) Mentoring
9 99 (5.68%) DevOps
10 97 (5.56%) Project Management
11 91 (5.22%) Change Management
12 90 (5.16%) Incident Management
13 87 (4.99%) Load Balancing
14 85 (4.87%) Problem Management
15 78 (4.47%) Coaching
16 73 (4.19%) Customer Requirements
17 71 (4.07%) Configuration Management
17 71 (4.07%) High Availability
18 66 (3.78%) Service Delivery
19 65 (3.73%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 364 (20.87%) PowerShell
2 323 (18.52%) SQL
3 58 (3.33%) T-SQL
4 39 (2.24%) C#
5 38 (2.18%) Python
6 34 (1.95%) VBScript
7 30 (1.72%) JavaScript
8 21 (1.20%) Bash Shell
8 21 (1.20%) C
8 21 (1.20%) Java
9 19 (1.09%) PHP
10 16 (0.92%) Perl
10 16 (0.92%) VB
11 10 (0.57%) C++
12 9 (0.52%) VBA
13 8 (0.46%) Ruby
14 6 (0.34%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.29%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.23%) Bourne shell
16 4 (0.23%) Korn
Qualifications
1 336 (19.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 215 (12.33%) MCSE
3 159 (9.12%) Security Cleared
4 133 (7.63%) MCSA
5 131 (7.51%) Degree
6 124 (7.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 105 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
8 100 (5.73%) CCNA
9 95 (5.45%) SC Cleared
10 88 (5.05%) MCP
11 57 (3.27%) MCITP
12 51 (2.92%) Citrix Certification
13 45 (2.58%) DV Cleared
14 43 (2.47%) CCNP
15 37 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
16 19 (1.09%) DBS Check
16 19 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 19 (1.09%) MCTS
17 17 (0.97%) CCA
18 16 (0.92%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (11.18%) SLA
2 37 (2.12%) GDPR
3 32 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.40%) PMO
7 5 (0.29%) QA
8 4 (0.23%) HL7
8 4 (0.23%) ISO 9000
8 4 (0.23%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.057%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.057%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1,171 (67.14%) Active Directory
2 567 (32.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 473 (27.12%) Hyper-V
4 174 (9.98%) XenApp
5 156 (8.94%) VMware ESXi
6 124 (7.11%) XenDesktop
7 120 (6.88%) vSphere
8 70 (4.01%) Microsoft App-V
9 52 (2.98%) Virtual Machines
10 37 (2.12%) Docker
11 33 (1.89%) Terminal Services
12 25 (1.43%) XenServer
13 23 (1.32%) VirtualBox
14 21 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
15 17 (0.97%) Firmware
15 17 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
16 11 (0.63%) LXC
17 9 (0.52%) NFS
17 9 (0.52%) Terminal Server
18 8 (0.46%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 277 (15.88%) SCCM
2 116 (6.65%) SCOM
3 85 (4.87%) WSUS
4 45 (2.58%) Backup Exec
4 45 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
5 40 (2.29%) Microsoft Clustering
6 39 (2.24%) Puppet
7 34 (1.95%) Norton AntiVirus
7 34 (1.95%) vCenter Server
8 32 (1.83%) Ansible
9 29 (1.66%) Nagios
10 27 (1.55%) NetBackup
11 25 (1.43%) SCVMM
12 19 (1.09%) FortiGate
13 18 (1.03%) Failover Clustering
13 18 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
13 18 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 18 (1.03%) XenMobile
14 17 (0.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 16 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1,128 (64.68%) Microsoft
2 933 (53.50%) VMware
3 403 (23.11%) Citrix
4 346 (19.84%) Cisco
5 168 (9.63%) HP
6 109 (6.25%) Veeam
7 80 (4.59%) Symantec
8 79 (4.53%) Dell
9 71 (4.07%) McAfee
9 71 (4.07%) NetApp
9 71 (4.07%) Red Hat
10 57 (3.27%) Avaya
11 52 (2.98%) SolarWinds
12 50 (2.87%) IBM
13 48 (2.75%) Apple
14 42 (2.41%) Oracle
15 39 (2.24%) Sophos
16 38 (2.18%) Juniper
16 38 (2.18%) Mitel
17 37 (2.12%) WatchGuard