Period
to 20 April 2021

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 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 336 273 209
Rank change year-on-year -63 -64 -40
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 369 678 1,459
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.79% 1.10% 1.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.66% 4.88% 7.27%
Number of salaries quoted 306 609 1,221
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,700 £23,000
25th Percentile £26,813 £26,250 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% +10.77%
75th Percentile £43,750 £44,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £55,000 £55,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%

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 10,072 13,907 20,072
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.44% 22.64% 23.89%
Number of salaries quoted 8,116 11,322 15,729
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,750 £24,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,381 £55,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

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 20 April 2021. 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
North of England -29 92 £40,000 +6.67% 24
South East -11 89 £37,500 +4.02% 15
Midlands -18 71 £35,933 +10.56% 18
Yorkshire -3 52 £38,750 -3.13% 12
South West -20 46 £34,000 +13.33% 9
East of England +10 43 £26,500 -31.17% 11
West Midlands -8 42 £40,000 +37.93% 14
North West -26 33 £42,000 +20.00% 9
East Midlands -12 28 £33,750 -20.59% 4
Scotland +9 18 £31,500 -25.88% 2
Wales +23 10 £33,500 -10.67% 5
North East +13 7 £51,000 +61.90% 3
Windows Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, 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.

1 369 (100.00%) Windows
2 276 (74.80%) Microsoft
3 271 (73.44%) Active Directory
4 267 (72.36%) Windows Server
5 218 (59.08%) Microsoft 365
6 210 (56.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 204 (55.28%) VMware
8 158 (42.82%) Windows Server 2016
9 153 (41.46%) VMware Infrastructure
10 136 (36.86%) Firewall
11 124 (33.60%) MS Exchange
12 121 (32.79%) Azure
13 117 (31.71%) Windows 10
14 103 (27.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 97 (26.29%) Citrix
16 95 (25.75%) DNS
17 92 (24.93%) Cisco
18 90 (24.39%) Hyper-V
19 88 (23.85%) Windows 7
20 84 (22.76%) Microsoft Office
21 83 (22.49%) SCCM
22 82 (22.22%) Windows Server 2019
23 78 (21.14%) DHCP
24 77 (20.87%) SQL Server
25 67 (18.16%) TCP/IP
26 64 (17.34%) SharePoint
27 62 (16.80%) VPN
28 61 (16.53%) ITIL
28 61 (16.53%) PowerShell
29 58 (15.72%) Exchange Server 2010

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
1 124 (33.60%) MS Exchange
2 64 (17.34%) SharePoint
3 58 (15.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2007
4 27 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 25 (6.78%) IIS
6 13 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (1.90%) Confluence
9 6 (1.63%) nginx
10 4 (1.08%) Skype for Business
10 4 (1.08%) WordPress
11 3 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.27%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 84 (22.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 218 (59.08%) Microsoft 365
2 121 (32.79%) Azure
3 33 (8.94%) AWS
4 19 (5.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (4.88%) Mimecast
6 11 (2.98%) OneDrive
7 7 (1.90%) SaaS
8 6 (1.63%) IaaS
9 4 (1.08%) PaaS
10 3 (0.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (0.81%) Google Workspace
10 3 (0.81%) OpenDNS
11 2 (0.54%) Azure Storage
11 2 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.54%) GCP
11 2 (0.54%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.27%) Cloudflare
12 1 (0.27%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 136 (36.86%) Firewall
2 95 (25.75%) DNS
3 78 (21.14%) DHCP
4 67 (18.16%) TCP/IP
5 62 (16.80%) VPN
6 53 (14.36%) SAN
7 50 (13.55%) LAN
8 46 (12.47%) WAN
9 30 (8.13%) VLAN
10 25 (6.78%) VoIP
11 22 (5.96%) Skype
12 19 (5.15%) MPLS
12 19 (5.15%) Wireless
13 18 (4.88%) Internet
14 14 (3.79%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (3.79%) WLAN
15 13 (3.52%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (3.25%) Network Security
17 11 (2.98%) iSCSI
17 11 (2.98%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (20.87%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
4 8 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (1.90%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2019
7 5 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.54%) Power BI
9 2 (0.54%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.27%) Big Data
10 1 (0.27%) DB2
10 1 (0.27%) MySQL
10 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 42 (11.38%) Finance
2 11 (2.98%) Retail
3 10 (2.71%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.17%) Legal
4 8 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.17%) Public Sector
5 7 (1.90%) Banking
6 6 (1.63%) Marketing
7 5 (1.36%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.36%) Electronics
8 4 (1.08%) Local Government
9 3 (0.81%) Housing Association
10 2 (0.54%) Law
11 1 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 102 (27.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 66 (17.89%) Analyst
3 53 (14.36%) IT Engineer
3 53 (14.36%) Support Engineer
4 47 (12.74%) IT Support
5 39 (10.57%) Service Desk Analyst
6 36 (9.76%) Service Analyst
7 29 (7.86%) Server Engineer
8 26 (7.05%) IT Support Engineer
9 23 (6.23%) Windows Engineer
10 20 (5.42%) 2nd Line Support
10 20 (5.42%) Azure Engineer
10 20 (5.42%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 20 (5.42%) Support Analyst
11 18 (4.88%) IT Analyst
12 17 (4.61%) Consultant
12 17 (4.61%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
13 16 (4.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 16 (4.34%) Administrator
14 15 (4.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.61%) Web Services
2 4 (1.08%) Java EE
2 4 (1.08%) MDX
2 4 (1.08%) Middleware
3 3 (0.81%) SAML
4 2 (0.54%) .NET
4 2 (0.54%) LDAP
4 2 (0.54%) SOAP
5 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.27%) LAMP
5 1 (0.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.67%) Data Centre
2 26 (7.05%) Clustering
3 23 (6.23%) Replication
4 13 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.52%) PKI
4 13 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (2.98%) Driving Licence
6 10 (2.71%) FMCG
7 9 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.90%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.63%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.63%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Licensing
10 5 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.08%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.81%) HP Storage
12 3 (0.81%) Smartphone
13 2 (0.54%) Blackberry
13 2 (0.54%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 369 (100.00%) Windows
2 267 (72.36%) Windows Server
3 210 (56.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 158 (42.82%) Windows Server 2016
5 117 (31.71%) Windows 10
6 88 (23.85%) Windows 7
7 82 (22.22%) Windows Server 2019
8 52 (14.09%) Linux
8 52 (14.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 31 (8.40%) Windows 8
10 28 (7.59%) Android
11 16 (4.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (3.25%) Apple iOS
12 12 (3.25%) Mac OS X
13 9 (2.44%) CentOS
14 8 (2.17%) Unix
15 6 (1.63%) Windows XP
16 5 (1.36%) VMS
17 4 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (27.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 61 (16.53%) ITIL
3 42 (11.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 34 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (6.23%) Migration
6 22 (5.96%) Service Management
7 19 (5.15%) ITSM
8 18 (4.88%) Change Management
9 17 (4.61%) Incident Management
9 17 (4.61%) Server Management
9 17 (4.61%) Service Delivery
9 17 (4.61%) Storage Management
10 16 (4.34%) IT Strategy
10 16 (4.34%) Mobile Device Management
11 13 (3.52%) Mentoring
11 13 (3.52%) Project Delivery
12 12 (3.25%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (2.98%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (2.98%) Network Design
13 11 (2.98%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 61 (16.53%) PowerShell
2 57 (15.45%) SQL
3 10 (2.71%) C
4 9 (2.44%) Python
5 8 (2.17%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.36%) C#
7 4 (1.08%) Java
7 4 (1.08%) R
7 4 (1.08%) VBScript
8 3 (0.81%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.81%) VB
9 2 (0.54%) ActionScript
9 2 (0.54%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (0.54%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.54%) Perl
9 2 (0.54%) Ruby
10 1 (0.27%) PHP
10 1 (0.27%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 46 (12.47%) Security Cleared
2 42 (11.38%) SC Cleared
3 33 (8.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (6.23%) CCNA
4 23 (6.23%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (5.15%) MCSE
6 12 (3.25%) MCP
6 12 (3.25%) MCSA
7 9 (2.44%) DV Cleared
7 9 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (1.63%) Degree
9 5 (1.36%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.54%) CCNP
11 2 (0.54%) MCTS
11 2 (0.54%) Server+ Certification
12 1 (0.27%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (9.21%) SLA
2 11 (2.98%) GDPR
3 7 (1.90%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.36%) QA
6 3 (0.81%) NIST
7 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.27%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 271 (73.44%) Active Directory
2 153 (41.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (24.39%) Hyper-V
4 51 (13.82%) VMware ESXi
5 40 (10.84%) XenApp
6 25 (6.78%) XenDesktop
7 23 (6.23%) vSphere
8 18 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (3.79%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (2.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 6 (1.63%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (1.36%) Firmware
12 5 (1.36%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.54%) Btrfs
13 2 (0.54%) Ceph
13 2 (0.54%) KVM
13 2 (0.54%) NFS
13 2 (0.54%) Samba
13 2 (0.54%) Xen
Systems Management
1 83 (22.49%) SCCM
2 21 (5.69%) NetBackup
3 19 (5.15%) Microsoft Intune
4 17 (4.61%) Microsoft Clustering
5 16 (4.34%) WSUS
6 14 (3.79%) SCVMM
7 11 (2.98%) Norton AntiVirus
7 11 (2.98%) vCenter Server
8 10 (2.71%) McAfee ePO
9 9 (2.44%) Ansible
9 9 (2.44%) SCOM
10 8 (2.17%) Nagios
10 8 (2.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 7 (1.90%) SCOrch
12 6 (1.63%) HAProxy
12 6 (1.63%) HP Data Protector
13 5 (1.36%) Terraform
14 4 (1.08%) Backup Exec
14 4 (1.08%) Kubernetes
14 4 (1.08%) Nessus
Vendors
1 276 (74.80%) Microsoft
2 204 (55.28%) VMware
3 97 (26.29%) Citrix
4 92 (24.93%) Cisco
5 54 (14.63%) Veeam
6 49 (13.28%) HP
7 24 (6.50%) Red Hat
7 24 (6.50%) Symantec
8 23 (6.23%) NetApp
9 22 (5.96%) Oracle
10 20 (5.42%) Meraki
11 19 (5.15%) Dell
12 17 (4.61%) EMC
12 17 (4.61%) Sophos
13 15 (4.07%) Palo Alto
14 14 (3.79%) Apple
15 13 (3.52%) SonicWALL
16 12 (3.25%) CheckPoint
16 12 (3.25%) Juniper
17 11 (2.98%) McAfee