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

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 587 378 241
Rank change year-on-year -209 -137 -33
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 523 380 1,888
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.78% 1.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.39% 3.62% 6.03%
Number of salaries quoted 411 339 1,617
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,000 £22,750
25th Percentile £26,892 £30,000 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £38,500 £36,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +5.48% -2.67%
75th Percentile £48,750 £48,750 £48,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -2.86% - -

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 21,907 10,511 31,309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.40% 21.50% 23.00%
Number of salaries quoted 15,498 8,806 25,117
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,750 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £63,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +9.76% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -195 483 £35,000 -11.39% 118
UK excluding London -112 406 £34,000 -2.86% 110
London -268 105 £47,500 -13.64% 29
South East -142 103 £35,000 -2.91% 23
North of England -103 95 £30,000 -7.69% 34
Midlands -84 80 £30,000 -7.69% 17
East of England -62 67 £34,500 -13.75% 11
Yorkshire -75 59 £31,250 -3.85% 9
Work from Home -248 57 £40,000 -11.11% 16
West Midlands -89 44 £30,000 -7.69% 11
East Midlands -49 35 £31,500 -3.08% 6
South West -75 32 £30,000 -14.29% 4
North West -105 27 £28,500 -18.57% 23
Scotland -83 16 £55,000 +10.00% 11
Wales -53 10 £32,500 +8.33% 10
North East -28 9 £43,500 +87.10% 2
Northern Ireland - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 523 (100.00%) Windows
2 388 (74.19%) Windows Server
3 347 (66.35%) Active Directory
4 326 (62.33%) Microsoft
5 293 (56.02%) VMware
6 274 (52.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 252 (48.18%) Microsoft 365
8 215 (41.11%) Windows Server 2016
9 210 (40.15%) Azure
10 203 (38.81%) Windows 10
11 197 (37.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 176 (33.65%) DNS
13 174 (33.27%) Firewall
14 168 (32.12%) Hyper-V
15 157 (30.02%) DHCP
16 153 (29.25%) Windows Server 2019
16 153 (29.25%) Social Skills
17 145 (27.72%) MS Exchange
18 137 (26.20%) Windows 7
19 136 (26.00%) LAN
19 136 (26.00%) ITIL
20 131 (25.05%) SQL Server
21 127 (24.28%) Microsoft Office
22 121 (23.14%) TCP/IP
23 120 (22.94%) Cisco
23 120 (22.94%) Citrix
23 120 (22.94%) WAN
24 115 (21.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 98 (18.74%) SAN
26 95 (18.16%) SQL

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
1 145 (27.72%) MS Exchange
2 93 (17.78%) SharePoint
3 62 (11.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 49 (9.37%) IIS
5 40 (7.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 30 (5.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (1.91%) Skype for Business
9 9 (1.72%) Apache
9 9 (1.72%) Tomcat
10 8 (1.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 8 (1.53%) WebLogic
11 6 (1.15%) CMS
11 6 (1.15%) nginx
11 6 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.38%) Confluence
14 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 127 (24.28%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.15%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.57%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.38%) MicroStation
5 2 (0.38%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.57%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.19%) Magento
2 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.19%) Salerio
2 1 (0.19%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.19%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 252 (48.18%) Microsoft 365
2 210 (40.15%) Azure
3 60 (11.47%) AWS
4 45 (8.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 21 (4.02%) Mimecast
6 20 (3.82%) Power Platform
7 14 (2.68%) SaaS
8 6 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (1.15%) IaaS
9 5 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.76%) Google Workspace
11 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.38%) AWS OpsWorks
11 2 (0.38%) Serverless
12 1 (0.19%) Asana
12 1 (0.19%) Azure Sentinel
12 1 (0.19%) GCP
12 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 176 (33.65%) DNS
2 174 (33.27%) Firewall
3 157 (30.02%) DHCP
4 136 (26.00%) LAN
5 121 (23.14%) TCP/IP
6 120 (22.94%) WAN
7 98 (18.74%) SAN
8 65 (12.43%) VPN
9 38 (7.27%) Wi-Fi
10 32 (6.12%) VLAN
11 30 (5.74%) VoIP
12 29 (5.54%) Wireless
13 25 (4.78%) Remote Desktop
14 23 (4.40%) Skype
15 18 (3.44%) Internet
16 17 (3.25%) Fibre Channel
17 13 (2.49%) iSCSI
17 13 (2.49%) NAS
17 13 (2.49%) Network Security
17 13 (2.49%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (25.05%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.82%) Power BI
3 16 (3.06%) Amazon RDS
3 16 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (1.91%) MySQL
4 10 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.57%) Data Vault
7 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2019
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.19%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (3.06%) JIRA
2 6 (1.15%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.76%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.19%) Ant
4 1 (0.19%) Hudson
4 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.19%) MSI
4 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 153 (29.25%) Social Skills
2 61 (11.66%) Finance
3 55 (10.52%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (4.97%) Organisational Skills
5 14 (2.68%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.49%) Presentation Skills
6 13 (2.49%) Retail
7 12 (2.29%) Legal
8 8 (1.53%) Banking
8 8 (1.53%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.15%) Documentation Skills
10 4 (0.76%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.76%) Law
10 4 (0.76%) Local Government
10 4 (0.76%) Public Sector
11 3 (0.57%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.57%) Military
12 2 (0.38%) Back Office
12 2 (0.38%) Games
12 2 (0.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 93 (17.78%) Support Engineer
2 87 (16.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 82 (15.68%) IT Support
4 77 (14.72%) Analyst
5 56 (10.71%) Support Analyst
6 46 (8.80%) 2nd Line Support
6 46 (8.80%) IT Engineer
7 36 (6.88%) Architect
8 35 (6.69%) Server Engineer
9 32 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support
10 31 (5.93%) Windows Engineer
11 30 (5.74%) IT Technician
11 30 (5.74%) Support Technician
12 29 (5.54%) Infrastructure Architect
13 28 (5.35%) Service Analyst
14 27 (5.16%) IT Support Technician
15 26 (4.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 26 (4.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 25 (4.78%) Administrator
16 25 (4.78%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.63%) Web Services
2 18 (3.44%) .NET
3 14 (2.68%) HTML
4 11 (2.10%) XML
5 10 (1.91%) XSLT
6 9 (1.72%) CSS
6 9 (1.72%) jQuery
7 8 (1.53%) LAMP
7 8 (1.53%) OC4J
8 6 (1.15%) .NET Core
8 6 (1.15%) .NET Framework
8 6 (1.15%) Ajax
8 6 (1.15%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.15%) Classic ASP
8 6 (1.15%) Entity Framework
8 6 (1.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (1.15%) WSH
9 4 (0.76%) Middleware
9 4 (0.76%) REST
10 3 (0.57%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 56 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 31 (5.93%) Driving Licence
3 27 (5.16%) Clustering
4 25 (4.78%) Replication
5 16 (3.06%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.68%) PKI
7 12 (2.29%) Public Cloud
8 11 (2.10%) Data Protection Act
8 11 (2.10%) Fat Client
8 11 (2.10%) Thin Client
9 8 (1.53%) iPhone
9 8 (1.53%) PMI
9 8 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.34%) CCTV
10 7 (1.34%) User Experience
11 6 (1.15%) EMC VNX
11 6 (1.15%) HP Storage
12 5 (0.96%) iPad
12 5 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 523 (100.00%) Windows
2 388 (74.19%) Windows Server
3 274 (52.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 215 (41.11%) Windows Server 2016
5 203 (38.81%) Windows 10
6 153 (29.25%) Windows Server 2019
7 137 (26.20%) Windows 7
8 71 (13.58%) Windows 8
9 68 (13.00%) Linux
10 61 (11.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 24 (4.59%) Windows XP
12 22 (4.21%) Android
13 21 (4.02%) Unix
14 14 (2.68%) SUSE
15 13 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (2.29%) Apple iOS
16 12 (2.29%) Mac OS X
17 8 (1.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 7 (1.34%) Windows 2000 Server
19 4 (0.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (26.00%) ITIL
2 115 (21.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 67 (12.81%) Problem-Solving
4 47 (8.99%) Disaster Recovery
5 45 (8.60%) High Availability
6 42 (8.03%) Mentoring
7 38 (7.27%) Project Management
8 36 (6.88%) Change Management
9 34 (6.50%) Migration
10 29 (5.54%) Patch Management
11 28 (5.35%) Server Management
12 26 (4.97%) Cybersecurity
13 25 (4.78%) Project Delivery
14 24 (4.59%) Root Cause Analysis
15 23 (4.40%) ERP
15 23 (4.40%) Network Management
16 22 (4.21%) Service Management
17 20 (3.82%) Agile Software Development
18 19 (3.63%) IT Strategy
19 18 (3.44%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (18.16%) SQL
2 83 (15.87%) PowerShell
3 14 (2.68%) VBScript
4 13 (2.49%) C
5 12 (2.29%) C#
6 11 (2.10%) Java
6 11 (2.10%) Python
6 11 (2.10%) VB
7 10 (1.91%) Perl
8 9 (1.72%) Bash Shell
8 9 (1.72%) JavaScript
9 8 (1.53%) Korn
10 6 (1.15%) PHP
10 6 (1.15%) PHP 4
10 6 (1.15%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.15%) VB6
11 5 (0.96%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.19%) AWK
Qualifications
1 70 (13.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (10.33%) Degree
3 49 (9.37%) MCSE
4 35 (6.69%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (5.74%) MCSA
6 26 (4.97%) CCNA
7 21 (4.02%) MCITP
7 21 (4.02%) Security Cleared
8 14 (2.68%) MCP
9 12 (2.29%) CCNP
10 10 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (1.72%) SC Cleared
12 8 (1.53%) PMI Certification
13 7 (1.34%) DBS Check
14 6 (1.15%) A+ Certification
14 6 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
15 5 (0.96%) CCDP
15 5 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.96%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (9.75%) SLA
2 22 (4.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 14 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.72%) GDPR
5 7 (1.34%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.96%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.76%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.38%) NCSC
9 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 347 (66.35%) Active Directory
2 197 (37.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 168 (32.12%) Hyper-V
4 67 (12.81%) vSphere
5 61 (11.66%) XenApp
6 59 (11.28%) VMware ESXi
7 41 (7.84%) XenDesktop
8 21 (4.02%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (2.68%) Terminal Services
10 11 (2.10%) VirtualBox
11 9 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (1.15%) NFS
13 4 (0.76%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.57%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 2 (0.38%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.38%) Firmware
15 2 (0.38%) vCloud
15 2 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 69 (13.19%) SCCM
2 29 (5.54%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 23 (4.40%) WSUS
4 22 (4.21%) Microsoft Intune
5 20 (3.82%) SCOM
6 18 (3.44%) Backup Exec
7 17 (3.25%) SCVMM
8 16 (3.06%) NetBackup
9 15 (2.87%) Nagios
10 11 (2.10%) Microsoft Clustering
10 11 (2.10%) vCenter Server
11 8 (1.53%) Failover Clustering
11 8 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (1.34%) FortiGate
13 6 (1.15%) HAProxy
14 5 (0.96%) Ansible
15 4 (0.76%) Kubernetes
15 4 (0.76%) QRadar
15 4 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 4 (0.76%) vMotion
Vendors
1 326 (62.33%) Microsoft
2 293 (56.02%) VMware
3 120 (22.94%) Cisco
3 120 (22.94%) Citrix
4 77 (14.72%) Veeam
5 54 (10.33%) Dell
5 54 (10.33%) HP
6 36 (6.88%) Sophos
7 30 (5.74%) Oracle
8 26 (4.97%) Acronis
9 21 (4.02%) JD Edwards
9 21 (4.02%) NetApp
10 20 (3.82%) EMC
10 20 (3.82%) MAPICS
10 20 (3.82%) Meraki
11 18 (3.44%) SolarWinds
12 16 (3.06%) Avaya
12 16 (3.06%) Hitachi
12 16 (3.06%) Veritas
13 15 (2.87%) CommVault