Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 106 73
Rank change year-on-year -45 -33 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4181 5789 8252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.34% 2.86% 3.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.52% 11.17% 13.98%
Number of salaries quoted 3636 5061 7101
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,500 £22,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -2.86% - +1.45%

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 43908 51812 59031
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.61% 25.56% 26.62%
Number of salaries quoted 36150 44029 49486
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,625 £24,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008.

Salary trend for Windows Server 2008 in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

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 21 July 2017. 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 -40 3928 £37,500 - 254
UK excluding London -32 2684 £34,000 -2.86% 203
London -43 1419 £45,000 +5.88% 72
South East -17 948 £35,000 -6.67% 59
North of England -28 681 £32,500 -7.14% 55
Yorkshire -10 384 £32,500 -12.16% 17
Midlands -18 336 £33,000 +4.76% 27
East of England -33 292 £35,000 +7.69% 13
North West -38 265 £31,000 -6.06% 36
South West -25 258 £35,000 +7.69% 28
West Midlands +26 249 £34,000 +4.62% 20
Scotland -23 90 £35,000 +2.94% 14
East Midlands -63 87 £28,750 -4.17% 7
Wales -12 68 £32,500 +10.17% 5
North East -7 34 £34,150 -2.43% 2
Channel Islands -2 7 £32,500 -10.96% 2
Northern Ireland -23 6 £23,500 -29.32%

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 4181 (100.00%) Windows
2 2934 (70.17%) Windows Server
3 2882 (68.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 2843 (68.00%) Active Directory
5 2384 (57.02%) Microsoft
6 2278 (54.48%) VMware
7 1627 (38.91%) MS Exchange
8 1326 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1130 (27.03%) SQL Server
10 1122 (26.84%) DNS
11 1083 (25.90%) Office 365
12 1078 (25.78%) Windows 7
13 1052 (25.16%) Firewall
14 1030 (24.64%) Cisco
15 1003 (23.99%) Hyper-V
16 965 (23.08%) ITIL
17 948 (22.67%) SQL
18 921 (22.03%) Exchange Server 2010
19 912 (21.81%) Citrix
20 908 (21.72%) DHCP
21 875 (20.93%) SAN
22 869 (20.78%) Windows Server 2003
23 751 (17.96%) Microsoft Certification
24 739 (17.68%) Linux
25 705 (16.86%) PowerShell
26 677 (16.19%) TCP/IP
27 675 (16.14%) Windows 10
28 608 (14.54%) LAN
29 607 (14.52%) WAN
30 606 (14.49%) Exchange Server 2013

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 1627 (38.91%) MS Exchange
2 921 (22.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 606 (14.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 527 (12.60%) IIS
5 466 (11.15%) SharePoint
6 281 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 229 (5.48%) Skype for Business
8 139 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2003
9 130 (3.11%) Apache
10 109 (2.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 67 (1.60%) Tomcat
12 63 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
13 48 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
14 47 (1.12%) CMS
15 38 (0.91%) SAS
16 32 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
17 22 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
18 20 (0.48%) IBM Domino
19 19 (0.45%) IBM Notes
19 19 (0.45%) nginx
Applications
1 595 (14.23%) Microsoft Office
2 80 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.24%) SOLIDWORKS
6 7 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.17%) InfoPath
6 7 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.14%) InDesign
8 5 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
9 4 (0.096%) Abaqus
10 3 (0.072%) Final Cut Pro
10 3 (0.072%) QuarkXPress
11 2 (0.048%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.024%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.024%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.024%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.024%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 41 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 9 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.14%) Magento
6 6 (0.14%) thinkFolio
7 5 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
8 4 (0.096%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.072%) Northgate Housing
9 3 (0.072%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.072%) Sage 200
9 3 (0.072%) SAP APO
9 3 (0.072%) SAP R/3
10 2 (0.048%) Epicor Vantage
10 2 (0.048%) SDL Web 8
11 1 (0.024%) JDE EnterpriseOne
11 1 (0.024%) SAP Business One
11 1 (0.024%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1083 (25.90%) Office 365
2 580 (13.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 250 (5.98%) Amazon AWS
4 72 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 66 (1.58%) SaaS
6 53 (1.27%) PaaS
7 51 (1.22%) IaaS
8 44 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
8 44 (1.05%) Mimecast
9 28 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
9 28 (0.67%) Amazon S3
10 26 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 23 (0.55%) OneDrive
12 19 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
13 17 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
14 16 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
15 14 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 14 (0.33%) G Suite
16 10 (0.24%) Route 53
17 8 (0.19%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1122 (26.84%) DNS
2 1052 (25.16%) Firewall
3 908 (21.72%) DHCP
4 875 (20.93%) SAN
5 677 (16.19%) TCP/IP
6 608 (14.54%) LAN
7 607 (14.52%) WAN
8 525 (12.56%) VPN
9 294 (7.03%) VoIP
10 289 (6.91%) VLAN
11 177 (4.23%) Remote Desktop
12 165 (3.95%) Internet
13 164 (3.92%) MPLS
14 162 (3.87%) NAS
15 148 (3.54%) Skype
16 146 (3.49%) Cisco ASA
16 146 (3.49%) Wireless
17 132 (3.16%) iSCSI
18 122 (2.92%) Network Security
19 86 (2.06%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1130 (27.03%) SQL Server
2 428 (10.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 264 (6.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 164 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 141 (3.37%) MySQL
6 120 (2.87%) SQL Server 2014
7 68 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 63 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 55 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
10 42 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
11 37 (0.88%) Relational Database
12 36 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
13 30 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
14 28 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 26 (0.62%) NoSQL
16 23 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
17 21 (0.50%) Oracle Database
18 18 (0.43%) MongoDB
18 18 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
19 14 (0.33%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 62 (1.48%) MSI
2 37 (0.88%) Git (software)
2 37 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
3 34 (0.81%) Jenkins
4 28 (0.67%) JIRA
5 22 (0.53%) TeamCity
6 21 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (0.43%) Visual Studio
8 15 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 14 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
10 11 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
11 10 (0.24%) Artifactory
11 10 (0.24%) InstallShield
11 10 (0.24%) Vagrant
12 7 (0.17%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.17%) WinDbg
13 5 (0.12%) MSBuild
13 5 (0.12%) Zephyr
14 4 (0.096%) Grunt
General
1 590 (14.11%) Finance
2 161 (3.85%) Law
3 132 (3.16%) Legal
4 127 (3.04%) Telecoms
5 120 (2.87%) Manufacturing
6 75 (1.79%) Retail
7 65 (1.55%) Banking
8 60 (1.44%) Back Office
9 57 (1.36%) Marketing
10 41 (0.98%) Advertising
11 38 (0.91%) Games
12 31 (0.74%) Digital Economy
13 29 (0.69%) Publishing
14 26 (0.62%) German Language
15 21 (0.50%) Electronics
16 20 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
17 19 (0.45%) Financial Institution
18 14 (0.33%) French Language
19 13 (0.31%) Billing
20 9 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 792 (18.94%) Support Engineer
2 788 (18.85%) Analyst
3 756 (18.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 549 (13.13%) IT Support
5 448 (10.72%) Support Analyst
6 439 (10.50%) IT Engineer
7 375 (8.97%) Administrator
8 358 (8.56%) Windows Engineer
9 355 (8.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 339 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
11 306 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support
12 304 (7.27%) IT Support Engineer
13 273 (6.53%) Systems Administrator
14 235 (5.62%) Infrastructure Support
15 227 (5.43%) Server Engineer
16 207 (4.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 199 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 196 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
19 173 (4.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
20 168 (4.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (3.95%) .NET
2 107 (2.56%) Web Services
3 67 (1.60%) XML
4 62 (1.48%) HTML
5 49 (1.17%) CSS
6 44 (1.05%) ASP.NET
7 32 (0.77%) .NET Framework
7 32 (0.77%) LAMP
8 23 (0.55%) 802.1X
8 23 (0.55%) Software Packaging
9 20 (0.48%) jQuery
10 12 (0.29%) JSON
10 12 (0.29%) XSLT
11 11 (0.26%) HTML5
12 10 (0.24%) Middleware
13 9 (0.22%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (0.22%) WAP
13 9 (0.22%) XMPP
14 8 (0.19%) Elastic Stack
14 8 (0.19%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 324 (7.75%) Data Centre
2 244 (5.84%) Clustering
3 190 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
4 171 (4.09%) Replication
5 133 (3.18%) Management Information System
6 118 (2.82%) Driving Licence
7 108 (2.58%) Blackberry
8 92 (2.20%) Computer Science
9 80 (1.91%) Hedge funds
10 78 (1.87%) iPad
11 47 (1.12%) iPhone
12 43 (1.03%) Virtual Team
13 41 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
14 37 (0.88%) EMC VNX
14 37 (0.88%) Public Cloud
15 36 (0.86%) Fat Client
15 36 (0.86%) Thin Client
16 32 (0.77%) Client/Server
17 31 (0.74%) PKI
18 25 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 4181 (100.00%) Windows
2 2934 (70.17%) Windows Server
3 2882 (68.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 1078 (25.78%) Windows 7
5 869 (20.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 739 (17.68%) Linux
7 675 (16.14%) Windows 10
8 459 (10.98%) Windows 8
9 283 (6.77%) Windows XP
10 182 (4.35%) Unix
11 147 (3.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 125 (2.99%) CentOS
13 94 (2.25%) Android
14 85 (2.03%) Mac OS X
15 68 (1.63%) Ubuntu
16 63 (1.51%) Solaris
17 57 (1.36%) Apple iOS
17 57 (1.36%) Windows Vista
18 56 (1.34%) Windows 2000
19 35 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 965 (23.08%) ITIL
2 247 (5.91%) Migration
3 232 (5.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 207 (4.95%) Service Delivery
5 195 (4.66%) Mentoring
6 180 (4.31%) High Availability
6 180 (4.31%) Project Management
7 167 (3.99%) Root Cause Analysis
8 153 (3.66%) Service Management
9 151 (3.61%) Change Management
10 143 (3.42%) Problem Management
11 142 (3.40%) ITIL V3
12 140 (3.35%) DevOps
13 128 (3.06%) Configuration Management
14 118 (2.82%) Information Security
15 116 (2.77%) Incident Management
16 103 (2.46%) Continuous Improvement
16 103 (2.46%) Performance Tuning
17 95 (2.27%) Kalman Filter
17 95 (2.27%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 948 (22.67%) SQL
2 705 (16.86%) PowerShell
3 134 (3.20%) C#
4 101 (2.42%) VB
5 90 (2.15%) T-SQL
6 88 (2.10%) Bash Shell
6 88 (2.10%) VBScript
7 74 (1.77%) Java
8 73 (1.75%) Python
9 69 (1.65%) Perl
10 54 (1.29%) JavaScript
11 50 (1.20%) PHP
12 49 (1.17%) C
13 45 (1.08%) VBA
14 29 (0.69%) Shell Script
15 27 (0.65%) C++
16 24 (0.57%) Ruby
17 9 (0.22%) AWK
17 9 (0.22%) sed
17 9 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 751 (17.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 483 (11.55%) MCSE
3 382 (9.14%) Degree
4 354 (8.47%) Cisco Certification
5 321 (7.68%) MCSA
6 298 (7.13%) CCNA
7 243 (5.81%) MCP
8 242 (5.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 185 (4.42%) MCITP
10 111 (2.65%) Security Cleared
11 83 (1.99%) CCNP
11 83 (1.99%) MCTS
12 72 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
13 70 (1.67%) SC Cleared
14 67 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
15 60 (1.44%) DBS Check
16 55 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
17 54 (1.29%) A+ Certification
18 49 (1.17%) CISSP
19 42 (1.00%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 265 (6.34%) SLA
2 75 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 73 (1.75%) PCI DSS
4 41 (0.98%) QA
5 16 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 15 (0.36%) PMO
7 9 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 6 (0.14%) ISO 22301
10 4 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.096%) SAS 70
11 3 (0.072%) SSAE 16
12 2 (0.048%) GDPR
13 1 (0.024%) GCP
13 1 (0.024%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2843 (68.00%) Active Directory
2 1326 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1003 (23.99%) Hyper-V
4 469 (11.22%) vSphere
5 437 (10.45%) VMware ESXi
6 435 (10.40%) XenApp
7 195 (4.66%) XenDesktop
8 115 (2.75%) Terminal Services
9 86 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
10 82 (1.96%) XenServer
11 67 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
12 65 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
13 53 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
14 40 (0.96%) NFS
14 40 (0.96%) VirtualBox
15 37 (0.88%) DFS Replication
16 32 (0.77%) VMware Server
17 31 (0.74%) Terminal Server
18 30 (0.72%) KVM
19 25 (0.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 562 (13.44%) SCCM
2 228 (5.45%) Backup Exec
3 205 (4.90%) SCOM
4 143 (3.42%) WSUS
5 106 (2.54%) vCenter Server
6 86 (2.06%) Microsoft Clustering
7 65 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
8 63 (1.51%) Puppet
9 62 (1.48%) NetBackup
10 60 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
11 54 (1.29%) Ansible
12 52 (1.24%) AirWatch
13 44 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
14 42 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 41 (0.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 30 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
16 30 (0.72%) vMotion
17 29 (0.69%) Nagios
18 27 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
19 26 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 2384 (57.02%) Microsoft
2 2278 (54.48%) VMware
3 1030 (24.64%) Cisco
4 912 (21.81%) Citrix
5 556 (13.30%) HP
6 265 (6.34%) NetApp
7 259 (6.19%) Veeam
8 257 (6.15%) Dell
9 202 (4.83%) Symantec
10 185 (4.42%) Red Hat
11 146 (3.49%) EMC
12 130 (3.11%) Avaya
13 127 (3.04%) Apple
14 125 (2.99%) SonicWALL
15 118 (2.82%) Oracle
16 110 (2.63%) F5
17 105 (2.51%) CheckPoint
18 101 (2.42%) McAfee
19 98 (2.34%) Juniper
20 94 (2.25%) Sophos
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £450000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Great Company + Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Chichester, West Sussex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £22000 - £27000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Itecco
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 25,000 + benfits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 50,000 + Benefits / Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
QUANTICA
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Company + Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30K Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Morson International
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 30-35k
Posted: 8 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits £5k car allowance
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
William Hill
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
South West London
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Comtecs
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum + bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Stroud, Gloucestershire
Roc Search
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday