Period
to 14 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 464 327 239
Rank change year-on-year -137 -88 -50
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 532 913 2,174
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.94% 1.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.08% 4.43% 6.55%
Number of salaries quoted 425 799 1,868
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,250 £23,599
25th Percentile £29,900 £29,750 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
75th Percentile £48,750 £51,250 £48,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% +9.09%

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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 17,245 20,618 33,166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.05% 21.17% 22.96%
Number of salaries quoted 13,687 16,848 26,627
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,178
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.76% +5.45%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008.

Salary trend for Windows Server 2008 in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2008 over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 17 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 14 May 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
England -115 495 £40,000 - 78
UK excluding London -54 382 £37,500 +7.14% 67
London -95 141 £47,500 - 17
South East -8 100 £37,500 +4.02% 10
North of England -54 93 £40,000 +13.48% 23
Midlands -20 69 £35,433 +1.24% 14
Yorkshire +1 59 £40,000 - 6
Work from Home -130 59 £39,750 -30.87% 4
East of England -19 45 £26,500 -31.17% 9
South West -38 45 £33,250 +10.83% 5
West Midlands +1 43 £40,000 +40.35% 9
North West -37 28 £42,000 +20.00% 13
East Midlands -18 25 £32,338 -23.91% 5
Scotland -12 17 £30,750 -35.60% 4
Wales +14 11 £29,500 -20.27% 2
North East 0 6 £51,000 +120.54% 4
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 14 May 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 with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 532 (100.00%) Windows
2 411 (77.26%) Windows Server
3 401 (75.38%) Active Directory
4 392 (73.68%) Microsoft
5 323 (60.71%) Microsoft 365
6 310 (58.27%) VMware
7 292 (54.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 225 (42.29%) Windows Server 2016
9 214 (40.23%) Azure
10 209 (39.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 201 (37.78%) Windows 10
12 192 (36.09%) Firewall
13 189 (35.53%) MS Exchange
14 146 (27.44%) Citrix
15 144 (27.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 140 (26.32%) Windows 7
17 137 (25.75%) Cisco
18 132 (24.81%) Hyper-V
19 129 (24.25%) DNS
20 126 (23.68%) Microsoft Office
21 124 (23.31%) Windows Server 2019
22 122 (22.93%) Social Skills
23 109 (20.49%) SQL Server
24 107 (20.11%) DHCP
25 104 (19.55%) SCCM
26 102 (19.17%) PowerShell
27 101 (18.98%) SharePoint
27 101 (18.98%) ITIL
28 92 (17.29%) SQL
29 90 (16.92%) VPN

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 189 (35.53%) MS Exchange
2 101 (18.98%) SharePoint
3 82 (15.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 35 (6.58%) IIS
5 32 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 30 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 20 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (2.26%) nginx
9 10 (1.88%) SharePoint Server
9 10 (1.88%) Skype for Business
10 9 (1.69%) Confluence
11 4 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.75%) WordPress
12 3 (0.56%) CMS
13 1 (0.19%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.19%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 126 (23.68%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.38%) Relativity
2 2 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.38%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 323 (60.71%) Microsoft 365
2 214 (40.23%) Azure
3 55 (10.34%) AWS
4 45 (8.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 30 (5.64%) Mimecast
6 19 (3.57%) IaaS
6 19 (3.57%) OneDrive
7 14 (2.63%) SaaS
8 10 (1.88%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (1.50%) PaaS
10 5 (0.94%) Google Workspace
11 3 (0.56%) GoToWebinar
12 2 (0.38%) Azure Storage
12 2 (0.38%) Power Platform
13 1 (0.19%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 1 (0.19%) Cloudflare
13 1 (0.19%) GCP
13 1 (0.19%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 192 (36.09%) Firewall
2 129 (24.25%) DNS
3 107 (20.11%) DHCP
4 90 (16.92%) VPN
5 82 (15.41%) TCP/IP
6 77 (14.47%) LAN
7 65 (12.22%) SAN
7 65 (12.22%) WAN
8 50 (9.40%) VoIP
9 33 (6.20%) VLAN
10 24 (4.51%) Skype
11 23 (4.32%) Remote Desktop
11 23 (4.32%) Wireless
12 21 (3.95%) Internet
13 20 (3.76%) MPLS
14 19 (3.57%) WLAN
15 18 (3.38%) NetScaler
15 18 (3.38%) Network Security
16 17 (3.20%) iSCSI
16 17 (3.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (20.49%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.26%) SQL Server 2016
4 9 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (1.50%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.32%) Big Data
6 7 (1.32%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (0.94%) SQL Server 2019
8 4 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.56%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.38%) DB2
10 2 (0.38%) MySQL
10 2 (0.38%) Power BI
11 1 (0.19%) GIS
11 1 (0.19%) MS Access
11 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (0.94%) JIRA
2 1 (0.19%) Hudson
2 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 122 (22.93%) Social Skills
2 72 (13.53%) Finance
3 24 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (4.14%) Legal
4 22 (4.14%) Retail
5 15 (2.82%) Law
6 13 (2.44%) Banking
7 11 (2.07%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.88%) Public Sector
9 9 (1.69%) Presentation Skills
10 6 (1.13%) Documentation Skills
10 6 (1.13%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.13%) Marketing
10 6 (1.13%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.94%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.94%) Electronics
11 5 (0.94%) Mandarin Language
12 4 (0.75%) Influencing Skills
12 4 (0.75%) Local Government
13 1 (0.19%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 141 (26.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 88 (16.54%) Analyst
3 80 (15.04%) Support Engineer
4 68 (12.78%) IT Support
5 66 (12.41%) IT Engineer
6 45 (8.46%) Server Engineer
7 44 (8.27%) Service Desk Analyst
8 43 (8.08%) Service Analyst
9 42 (7.89%) Windows Engineer
10 34 (6.39%) 3rd Line Support
11 33 (6.20%) 2nd Line Support
11 33 (6.20%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 33 (6.20%) Support Analyst
12 32 (6.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 30 (5.64%) IT Support Engineer
14 27 (5.08%) IT Analyst
15 25 (4.70%) Azure Engineer
16 21 (3.95%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 21 (3.95%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
17 20 (3.76%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.32%) Web Services
2 11 (2.07%) .NET
3 10 (1.88%) ASP.NET
3 10 (1.88%) XML
4 9 (1.69%) CSS
4 9 (1.69%) HTML
5 7 (1.32%) Middleware
6 6 (1.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (1.13%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (1.13%) Java EE
7 4 (0.75%) MDX
7 4 (0.75%) WSH
8 3 (0.56%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.56%) Ajax
8 3 (0.56%) Classic ASP
8 3 (0.56%) Entity Framework
8 3 (0.56%) jQuery
8 3 (0.56%) SAML
8 3 (0.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (0.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.65%) Data Centre
2 33 (6.20%) Clustering
3 24 (4.51%) Replication
4 18 (3.38%) Management Information System
5 17 (3.20%) PKI
6 14 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (2.44%) Driving Licence
8 11 (2.07%) Enterprise Storage
9 10 (1.88%) FMCG
9 10 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
10 9 (1.69%) Fat Client
10 9 (1.69%) Thin Client
11 8 (1.50%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.50%) EMC VNXe
11 8 (1.50%) FlexPod
11 8 (1.50%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 7 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (1.32%) Smartphone
13 6 (1.13%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 532 (100.00%) Windows
2 411 (77.26%) Windows Server
3 292 (54.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 225 (42.29%) Windows Server 2016
5 201 (37.78%) Windows 10
6 140 (26.32%) Windows 7
7 124 (23.31%) Windows Server 2019
8 79 (14.85%) Linux
9 66 (12.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 48 (9.02%) Windows 8
11 44 (8.27%) Android
12 25 (4.70%) Apple iOS
13 20 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 19 (3.57%) Mac OS X
15 14 (2.63%) Unix
16 9 (1.69%) CentOS
17 8 (1.50%) Oracle Linux
18 7 (1.32%) Ubuntu
19 5 (0.94%) Windows Vista
19 5 (0.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (27.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 101 (18.98%) ITIL
3 53 (9.96%) Disaster Recovery
4 48 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
5 40 (7.52%) Migration
6 22 (4.14%) Service Management
6 22 (4.14%) Storage Management
7 21 (3.95%) Change Management
8 20 (3.76%) Kalman Filter
8 20 (3.76%) Mentoring
9 18 (3.38%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (3.38%) Change Control
9 18 (3.38%) Mobile Device Management
9 18 (3.38%) Project Management
9 18 (3.38%) Root Cause Analysis
9 18 (3.38%) Service Delivery
10 17 (3.20%) IT Strategy
11 16 (3.01%) Incident Management
11 16 (3.01%) Project Delivery
12 15 (2.82%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 102 (19.17%) PowerShell
2 92 (17.29%) SQL
3 17 (3.20%) T-SQL
4 14 (2.63%) C#
5 12 (2.26%) C
6 11 (2.07%) VBScript
7 9 (1.69%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.69%) Python
8 8 (1.50%) VB
9 6 (1.13%) Java
10 4 (0.75%) PHP
10 4 (0.75%) R
11 3 (0.56%) PHP 4
11 3 (0.56%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.56%) VB6
12 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.38%) Perl
12 2 (0.38%) Ruby
13 1 (0.19%) VBA
13 1 (0.19%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 62 (11.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (8.27%) Security Cleared
3 41 (7.71%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (7.33%) MCSE
4 39 (7.33%) SC Cleared
5 38 (7.14%) CCNA
6 21 (3.95%) MCSA
7 19 (3.57%) MCP
8 15 (2.82%) MCITP
9 14 (2.63%) Degree
10 13 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (1.88%) CCNP
12 8 (1.50%) DV Cleared
12 8 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (1.32%) A+ Certification
14 6 (1.13%) MOS
15 3 (0.56%) DBS Check
16 2 (0.38%) AWS Certification
16 2 (0.38%) CompTIA Security+
16 2 (0.38%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.52%) SLA
2 16 (3.01%) GDPR
3 11 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.69%) QA
5 4 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.75%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 3 (0.56%) NIST
7 1 (0.19%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 401 (75.38%) Active Directory
2 209 (39.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (24.81%) Hyper-V
4 86 (16.17%) VMware ESXi
5 60 (11.28%) XenApp
6 44 (8.27%) XenDesktop
7 42 (7.89%) vSphere
8 27 (5.08%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (3.20%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (1.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 7 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.75%) Firmware
13 4 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.56%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.38%) NFS
15 2 (0.38%) Samba
15 2 (0.38%) VMware NSX
15 2 (0.38%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 104 (19.55%) SCCM
2 43 (8.08%) Microsoft Intune
3 26 (4.89%) vCenter Server
4 20 (3.76%) Microsoft Clustering
5 19 (3.57%) NetBackup
6 17 (3.20%) SCVMM
6 17 (3.20%) WSUS
7 16 (3.01%) Nagios
8 15 (2.82%) SCOM
9 14 (2.63%) Backup Exec
9 14 (2.63%) Single Sign-On
10 12 (2.26%) HAProxy
11 11 (2.07%) Norton AntiVirus
11 11 (2.07%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 10 (1.88%) McAfee ePO
12 10 (1.88%) SCOrch
13 8 (1.50%) AirWatch
13 8 (1.50%) Ansible
14 7 (1.32%) Kubernetes
15 6 (1.13%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 392 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 310 (58.27%) VMware
3 146 (27.44%) Citrix
4 137 (25.75%) Cisco
5 71 (13.35%) Veeam
6 64 (12.03%) HP
7 35 (6.58%) Dell
7 35 (6.58%) NetApp
7 35 (6.58%) Sophos
8 33 (6.20%) Oracle
9 32 (6.02%) EMC
10 30 (5.64%) Red Hat
11 27 (5.08%) Meraki
12 26 (4.89%) Apple
12 26 (4.89%) Symantec
13 22 (4.14%) SonicWALL
14 21 (3.95%) Avaya
15 17 (3.20%) Palo Alto
16 14 (2.63%) Juniper
17 13 (2.44%) McAfee