Period
to 23 April 2018

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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 137 91
Rank change year-on-year -41 -46 -21
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 3,410 4,180 6,295
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.92% 2.44% 3.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.15% 10.09% 11.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2,873 3,634 5,625
UK median annual salary £36,000 £36,928 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.51% +1.17% -2.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -1.52% -5.71% -

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 41,851 41,421 52,893
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.61% 24.19% 26.02%
Number of salaries quoted 34,160 34,890 44,710
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +2.30% +2.35%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 23 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 18 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 23 April 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
England -45 3,146 £37,000 - 411
UK excluding London -44 2,105 £32,500 -1.52% 316
London -43 1,178 £45,000 +2.27% 121
South East -72 623 £32,500 -7.14% 103
North of England -43 531 £35,000 +9.38% 92
Midlands +2 299 £31,000 -4.62% 41
South West +8 296 £32,500 - 20
North West -6 255 £29,000 -6.45% 54
Yorkshire -32 250 £37,000 +13.85% 30
East of England -50 220 £35,000 +6.06% 34
West Midlands -6 199 £32,500 -1.52% 28
East Midlands +22 100 £25,000 -23.08% 13
Scotland -62 63 £33,000 -5.71% 12
Wales +7 48 £29,500 -17.48% 12
North East -26 29 £32,500 -4.83% 8
Northern Ireland +11 20 £24,500 +4.26% 2
Isle of Man - 4 £29,500 -
Channel Islands -6 2 £32,500 -10.96%

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 3,410 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,552 (74.84%) Windows Server
3 2,406 (70.56%) Active Directory
4 2,241 (65.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 2,014 (59.06%) Microsoft
6 1,916 (56.19%) VMware
7 1,205 (35.34%) Office 365
8 1,156 (33.90%) MS Exchange
9 1,126 (33.02%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1,108 (32.49%) Windows 7
11 941 (27.60%) ITIL
12 921 (27.01%) Hyper-V
13 900 (26.39%) Windows 10
14 884 (25.92%) DNS
15 866 (25.40%) Firewall
16 839 (24.60%) Citrix
17 742 (21.76%) Cisco
18 725 (21.26%) Microsoft Azure
19 716 (21.00%) DHCP
20 701 (20.56%) SQL Server
21 688 (20.18%) Microsoft Office
22 683 (20.03%) Exchange Server 2010
23 668 (19.59%) PowerShell
24 662 (19.41%) SQL
25 607 (17.80%) SAN
26 582 (17.07%) Microsoft Certification
27 576 (16.89%) LAN
28 568 (16.66%) Exchange Server 2013
29 562 (16.48%) TCP/IP
30 550 (16.13%) SCCM

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 1,156 (33.90%) MS Exchange
2 683 (20.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 568 (16.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 281 (8.24%) SharePoint
5 248 (7.27%) IIS
6 214 (6.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 201 (5.89%) Skype for Business
8 75 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 63 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
10 44 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
11 41 (1.20%) Apache
12 22 (0.65%) CMS
12 22 (0.65%) Tomcat
13 18 (0.53%) WebLogic
13 18 (0.53%) WebSphere
14 17 (0.50%) JBoss
15 15 (0.44%) Confluence
15 15 (0.44%) Site Server
16 12 (0.35%) OpenStack
17 11 (0.32%) MTS
Applications
1 688 (20.18%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.088%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.088%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.059%) InDesign
8 1 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.029%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.029%) Revit
8 1 (0.029%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 22 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 20 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
3 8 (0.23%) Documaker
3 8 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.23%) Elite 3E
3 8 (0.23%) TIBCO iProcess
4 6 (0.18%) Eikon
5 3 (0.088%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.059%) FLEXCUBE
6 2 (0.059%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.029%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.029%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.029%) Concordance
7 1 (0.029%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.029%) Relativity
7 1 (0.029%) Ringtail
7 1 (0.029%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.029%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.029%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,205 (35.34%) Office 365
2 725 (21.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 262 (7.68%) Amazon AWS
4 97 (2.84%) IaaS
5 77 (2.26%) Mimecast
6 70 (2.05%) PaaS
7 68 (1.99%) Azure Active Directory
7 68 (1.99%) SaaS
8 40 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
9 33 (0.97%) OneDrive
10 27 (0.79%) G Suite
11 14 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
12 13 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 13 (0.38%) GitHub
13 11 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 8 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
16 8 (0.23%) Amazon S3
17 7 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 884 (25.92%) DNS
2 866 (25.40%) Firewall
3 716 (21.00%) DHCP
4 607 (17.80%) SAN
5 576 (16.89%) LAN
6 562 (16.48%) TCP/IP
7 549 (16.10%) WAN
8 328 (9.62%) VPN
9 249 (7.30%) VLAN
10 181 (5.31%) VoIP
11 159 (4.66%) Skype
12 152 (4.46%) NetScaler
13 144 (4.22%) NAS
14 123 (3.61%) Wireless
15 103 (3.02%) Network Security
16 102 (2.99%) Remote Desktop
17 101 (2.96%) Internet
18 93 (2.73%) WLAN
19 79 (2.32%) Cisco ASA
20 70 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 701 (20.56%) SQL Server
2 204 (5.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 93 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 58 (1.70%) Oracle Database
5 54 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 53 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 51 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 49 (1.44%) MySQL
9 46 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
10 44 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
11 30 (0.88%) Relational Database
12 29 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
13 28 (0.82%) Oracle Database 12c
14 19 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
15 17 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
16 16 (0.47%) GIS
16 16 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 11 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
17 11 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 10 (0.29%) DTS
Development Applications
1 61 (1.79%) MSI
2 36 (1.06%) Jenkins
3 28 (0.82%) Git (software)
3 28 (0.82%) JIRA
4 27 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
5 22 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (0.62%) TeamCity
7 16 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
8 10 (0.29%) Subversion
9 8 (0.23%) Gerrit
10 7 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (0.21%) Travis CI
10 7 (0.21%) Vagrant
11 6 (0.18%) Artifactory
11 6 (0.18%) MSBuild
11 6 (0.18%) RSpec
12 5 (0.15%) AdminStudio
12 5 (0.15%) Visual Studio
12 5 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.15%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 470 (13.78%) Finance
2 139 (4.08%) Law
3 124 (3.64%) Legal
4 107 (3.14%) Retail
5 71 (2.08%) Telecoms
6 65 (1.91%) Marketing
7 54 (1.58%) Banking
8 52 (1.52%) Advertising
9 50 (1.47%) Manufacturing
10 45 (1.32%) Billing
11 38 (1.11%) Military
12 25 (0.73%) Back Office
13 24 (0.70%) German Language
14 20 (0.59%) Financial Institution
14 20 (0.59%) French Language
15 16 (0.47%) Aerospace
16 15 (0.44%) Electronics
17 13 (0.38%) Games
17 13 (0.38%) Publishing
18 12 (0.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 704 (20.65%) Support Engineer
2 575 (16.86%) Analyst
3 554 (16.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 429 (12.58%) IT Support
5 378 (11.09%) IT Engineer
6 337 (9.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 304 (8.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 295 (8.65%) Support Analyst
9 248 (7.27%) IT Support Engineer
10 219 (6.42%) Windows Engineer
11 215 (6.30%) 3rd Line Support
12 209 (6.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 199 (5.84%) Administrator
14 194 (5.69%) Systems Engineer
15 185 (5.43%) Desktop Support
16 175 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 156 (4.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 136 (3.99%) Server Engineer
19 121 (3.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
20 120 (3.52%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (2.35%) Web Services
2 67 (1.96%) .NET
3 29 (0.85%) HTML
4 27 (0.79%) XML
5 26 (0.76%) Middleware
6 24 (0.70%) ASP.NET
7 20 (0.59%) LDAP
8 16 (0.47%) CSS
8 16 (0.47%) WSH
9 14 (0.41%) SAP Basis
10 12 (0.35%) .NET Framework
10 12 (0.35%) RESTful
11 11 (0.32%) COM+
11 11 (0.32%) DCOM
11 11 (0.32%) LAMP
12 10 (0.29%) JSON
13 8 (0.23%) Rendezvous
13 8 (0.23%) SOAP
13 8 (0.23%) TIBCO EMS
13 8 (0.23%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 296 (8.68%) Data Centre
2 205 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
3 173 (5.07%) Clustering
4 132 (3.87%) Self-Motivation
5 113 (3.31%) Driving Licence
6 103 (3.02%) Blackberry
7 98 (2.87%) Management Information System
8 95 (2.79%) Replication
9 70 (2.05%) Computer Science
10 63 (1.85%) Fat Client
10 63 (1.85%) Thin Client
11 59 (1.73%) iPhone
12 52 (1.52%) Hedge funds
13 48 (1.41%) HP StoreVirtual
14 38 (1.11%) iPad
15 37 (1.09%) Private Cloud
16 33 (0.97%) EPoS
17 32 (0.94%) PKI
18 31 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
19 30 (0.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3,410 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,552 (74.84%) Windows Server
3 2,241 (65.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 1,108 (32.49%) Windows 7
5 900 (26.39%) Windows 10
6 485 (14.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 463 (13.58%) Windows 8
8 443 (12.99%) Linux
9 135 (3.96%) Windows XP
10 105 (3.08%) Unix
11 101 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 94 (2.76%) Mac OS X
13 91 (2.67%) Android
14 79 (2.32%) CentOS
15 53 (1.55%) Solaris
16 50 (1.47%) Ubuntu
17 44 (1.29%) Mac OS
18 41 (1.20%) Windows 2000
19 39 (1.14%) Apple iOS
20 32 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 941 (27.60%) ITIL
2 343 (10.06%) Problem-Solving
3 201 (5.89%) Service Delivery
4 189 (5.54%) Disaster Recovery
5 178 (5.22%) Project Management
6 171 (5.01%) Time Management
7 160 (4.69%) Mentoring
7 160 (4.69%) Presales
8 154 (4.52%) Migration
9 136 (3.99%) Change Management
10 135 (3.96%) Line Management
11 127 (3.72%) Problem Management
12 118 (3.46%) DevOps
13 116 (3.40%) Customer Requirements
14 112 (3.28%) Configuration Management
15 109 (3.20%) Application Packaging
15 109 (3.20%) Root Cause Analysis
16 108 (3.17%) Incident Management
17 105 (3.08%) ITIL V3
18 100 (2.93%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 668 (19.59%) PowerShell
2 662 (19.41%) SQL
3 78 (2.29%) VBScript
4 73 (2.14%) T-SQL
5 61 (1.79%) C#
6 44 (1.29%) Bash Shell
7 43 (1.26%) VB
8 42 (1.23%) Python
9 38 (1.11%) Java
10 33 (0.97%) Perl
11 32 (0.94%) C
11 32 (0.94%) JavaScript
11 32 (0.94%) Shell Script
12 22 (0.65%) VBA
13 14 (0.41%) Ruby
14 13 (0.38%) ABAP
15 12 (0.35%) PHP
16 8 (0.23%) C++
16 8 (0.23%) COBOL
16 8 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 582 (17.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 393 (11.52%) MCSE
3 311 (9.12%) Degree
4 260 (7.62%) MCSA
5 210 (6.16%) Security Cleared
6 200 (5.87%) Cisco Certification
7 162 (4.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 154 (4.52%) MCP
9 151 (4.43%) CCNA
10 126 (3.70%) SC Cleared
11 90 (2.64%) MCITP
12 66 (1.94%) Citrix Certification
13 64 (1.88%) CCNP
14 54 (1.58%) DV Cleared
14 54 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
15 47 (1.38%) DBS Check
16 46 (1.35%) CCA
17 36 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
18 34 (1.00%) A+ Certification
19 29 (0.85%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (9.03%) SLA
2 54 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 26 (0.76%) QA
5 25 (0.73%) GDPR
6 15 (0.44%) COBIT
6 15 (0.44%) PMO
7 13 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (0.32%) ISO 9001
9 9 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
10 7 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 5 (0.15%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.059%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.059%) DICOM
12 2 (0.059%) HL7
12 2 (0.059%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.059%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.059%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.029%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 2,406 (70.56%) Active Directory
2 1,126 (33.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 921 (27.01%) Hyper-V
4 377 (11.06%) VMware ESXi
5 366 (10.73%) XenApp
6 272 (7.98%) vSphere
7 247 (7.24%) XenDesktop
8 162 (4.75%) Microsoft App-V
9 71 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
10 70 (2.05%) VirtualBox
11 67 (1.96%) DFS Replication
12 64 (1.88%) XenServer
13 57 (1.67%) Terminal Services
14 53 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
15 28 (0.82%) Docker
15 28 (0.82%) VMware Server
16 27 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
17 26 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
18 21 (0.62%) BitLocker
18 21 (0.62%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 550 (16.13%) SCCM
2 191 (5.60%) SCOM
3 134 (3.93%) Backup Exec
4 131 (3.84%) WSUS
5 102 (2.99%) SCOrch
6 87 (2.55%) Microsoft Clustering
7 84 (2.46%) vCenter Server
8 79 (2.32%) Microsoft Intune
9 73 (2.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 66 (1.94%) Puppet
11 64 (1.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 59 (1.73%) Norton AntiVirus
13 54 (1.58%) AirWatch
14 49 (1.44%) Failover Clustering
15 48 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
16 42 (1.23%) Ansible
17 40 (1.17%) Single Sign-On
18 29 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
19 26 (0.76%) NetBackup
19 26 (0.76%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2,014 (59.06%) Microsoft
2 1,916 (56.19%) VMware
3 839 (24.60%) Citrix
4 742 (21.76%) Cisco
5 426 (12.49%) HP
6 225 (6.60%) NetApp
7 185 (5.43%) Apple
8 162 (4.75%) Veeam
9 148 (4.34%) Dell
10 135 (3.96%) Symantec
11 94 (2.76%) Red Hat
12 93 (2.73%) Oracle
13 92 (2.70%) IBM
14 91 (2.67%) Avaya
15 90 (2.64%) SolarWinds
16 77 (2.26%) CheckPoint
17 76 (2.23%) EMC
18 73 (2.14%) Ivanti
19 69 (2.02%) Juniper
20 68 (1.99%) Sophos