Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 210 167 132
Rank change year-on-year -43 -35 -50
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2,717 3,885 4,731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.70% 2.17% 2.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.35% 8.85% 10.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2,326 3,305 4,031
UK median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -5.41%
10th Percentile £24,375 £21,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £59,900 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% -5.80% -1.43%

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 36,961 43,922 45,980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.17% 24.48% 24.69%
Number of salaries quoted 29,677 35,535 38,985
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - -

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -37 2,550 £37,500 +5.63% 263
UK excluding London -47 1,662 £35,000 +7.69% 212
London -32 1,007 £42,500 -2.86% 67
South East -30 521 £37,500 +19.05% 52
North of England -52 400 £35,000 +16.67% 59
Midlands -27 249 £33,750 +3.85% 36
North West -12 229 £33,750 +20.54% 32
East of England +9 218 £35,000 - 23
South West -65 156 £33,500 +3.08% 26
West Midlands -26 147 £37,500 +7.14% 20
Yorkshire -66 138 £33,000 +1.54% 23
East Midlands -13 102 £32,367 +17.70% 16
Scotland -30 59 £36,750 -18.33% 11
Wales -25 54 £35,000 +22.81% 5
North East -29 33 £35,500 +9.23% 4
Channel Islands -4 8 £34,250 +5.38%
Northern Ireland -9 4 £27,000 -28.00%
Isle of Man - 2 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 2,717 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,984 (73.02%) Windows Server
3 1,895 (69.75%) Active Directory
4 1,790 (65.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,677 (61.72%) Microsoft
6 1,456 (53.59%) VMware
7 1,147 (42.22%) Office 365
8 980 (36.07%) Windows 7
9 901 (33.16%) Windows 10
10 859 (31.62%) DNS
11 853 (31.39%) VMware Infrastructure
12 821 (30.22%) MS Exchange
13 759 (27.94%) DHCP
14 756 (27.82%) Microsoft Azure
15 716 (26.35%) Hyper-V
16 714 (26.28%) ITIL
17 697 (25.65%) Firewall
18 681 (25.06%) Citrix
19 639 (23.52%) PowerShell
20 569 (20.94%) Microsoft Office
21 566 (20.83%) Cisco
22 562 (20.68%) SCCM
23 559 (20.57%) SQL Server
24 523 (19.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 516 (18.99%) Microsoft Certification
26 481 (17.70%) Linux
27 468 (17.22%) SQL
28 457 (16.82%) TCP/IP
29 433 (15.94%) Exchange Server 2010
30 426 (15.68%) LAN

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
1 821 (30.22%) MS Exchange
2 433 (15.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 313 (11.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 257 (9.46%) SharePoint
5 157 (5.78%) Skype for Business
6 139 (5.12%) IIS
7 128 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 53 (1.95%) Apache
9 37 (1.36%) nginx
10 34 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
11 31 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
12 24 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 23 (0.85%) Tomcat
14 20 (0.74%) IBM Notes
15 17 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
15 17 (0.63%) Confluence
16 16 (0.59%) CMS
17 10 (0.37%) IBM Domino
17 10 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
18 9 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 569 (20.94%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.22%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.11%) CATIA
9 3 (0.11%) PTC Creo
9 3 (0.11%) Windchill
10 2 (0.074%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.037%) Abaqus
11 1 (0.037%) Mathcad
11 1 (0.037%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 49 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.29%) Orchard Housing
4 6 (0.22%) Infor SunSystems
4 6 (0.22%) ReMetrica
4 6 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.15%) Elite 3E
5 4 (0.15%) Sage 200
6 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.11%) Lawson
6 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.11%) SAP R/3
6 3 (0.11%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.074%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.074%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.074%) Rolfe and Nolan
8 1 (0.037%) Aareon QL
8 1 (0.037%) OPENHousing
8 1 (0.037%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1,147 (42.22%) Office 365
2 756 (27.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 319 (11.74%) Amazon AWS
4 84 (3.09%) IaaS
5 79 (2.91%) Azure Active Directory
6 75 (2.76%) Mimecast
7 56 (2.06%) PaaS
8 50 (1.84%) Dynamics 365
9 41 (1.51%) G Suite
10 37 (1.36%) SaaS
11 35 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
12 24 (0.88%) OneDrive
13 18 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
14 17 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 13 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
15 13 (0.48%) IBM Cloud
16 10 (0.37%) Datadog
17 6 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
17 6 (0.22%) iTunes
17 6 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 859 (31.62%) DNS
2 759 (27.94%) DHCP
3 697 (25.65%) Firewall
4 457 (16.82%) TCP/IP
5 426 (15.68%) LAN
6 410 (15.09%) WAN
7 403 (14.83%) SAN
8 279 (10.27%) VPN
9 213 (7.84%) VLAN
10 166 (6.11%) VoIP
11 152 (5.59%) Network Security
12 144 (5.30%) Skype
13 143 (5.26%) Wireless
14 113 (4.16%) Internet
15 102 (3.75%) Remote Desktop
16 89 (3.28%) Wi-Fi
17 87 (3.20%) NetScaler
18 85 (3.13%) NAS
19 62 (2.28%) WLAN
20 60 (2.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 559 (20.57%) SQL Server
2 186 (6.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 93 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 65 (2.39%) MySQL
5 60 (2.21%) SQL Server 2014
6 54 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 53 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 50 (1.84%) SQL Server 2016
9 48 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
10 27 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 25 (0.92%) Relational Database
12 23 (0.85%) Oracle Database
13 21 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
14 18 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
15 16 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
16 14 (0.52%) DB2
16 14 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
17 12 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
18 11 (0.40%) NoSQL
19 10 (0.37%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 56 (2.06%) Jenkins
2 41 (1.51%) MSI
3 37 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 37 (1.36%) Git (software)
4 30 (1.10%) JIRA
5 25 (0.92%) WinDbg
6 23 (0.85%) Visual Studio
7 19 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
8 17 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
9 15 (0.55%) TeamCity
10 13 (0.48%) Chocolatey
11 12 (0.44%) MSBuild
12 11 (0.40%) Hudson
12 11 (0.40%) Travis CI
13 10 (0.37%) Vagrant
14 9 (0.33%) Bitbucket
15 7 (0.26%) Subversion
16 4 (0.15%) Artifactory
17 3 (0.11%) Eclipse
General
1 363 (13.36%) Finance
2 107 (3.94%) Retail
3 98 (3.61%) Telecoms
4 77 (2.83%) Legal
5 64 (2.36%) Law
6 63 (2.32%) Banking
7 42 (1.55%) Marketing
8 34 (1.25%) Back Office
9 32 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 24 (0.88%) Advertising
11 22 (0.81%) Games
12 21 (0.77%) Investment Banking
13 20 (0.74%) Billing
14 16 (0.59%) Electronics
15 12 (0.44%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.29%) Military
16 8 (0.29%) Publishing
17 6 (0.22%) Automotive
17 6 (0.22%) French Language
17 6 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 580 (21.35%) Support Engineer
2 496 (18.26%) Analyst
3 449 (16.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 337 (12.40%) IT Support
5 308 (11.34%) IT Engineer
6 268 (9.86%) Support Analyst
7 234 (8.61%) 2nd Line Support
8 200 (7.36%) 3rd Line Support
9 196 (7.21%) Windows Engineer
10 185 (6.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 180 (6.62%) Administrator
12 178 (6.55%) IT Support Engineer
13 147 (5.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 140 (5.15%) Server Engineer
15 136 (5.01%) IT Analyst
15 136 (5.01%) Systems Engineer
16 132 (4.86%) Systems Administrator
17 119 (4.38%) Infrastructure Support
18 117 (4.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 116 (4.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (2.65%) Web Services
2 70 (2.58%) .NET
3 27 (0.99%) JSON
3 27 (0.99%) LDAP
4 23 (0.85%) LAMP
5 22 (0.81%) XML
6 18 (0.66%) ASP.NET
7 17 (0.63%) LEMP Stack
8 16 (0.59%) Elastic Stack
8 16 (0.59%) HTML
8 16 (0.59%) Middleware
9 14 (0.52%) WSH
10 13 (0.48%) X-Windows
11 12 (0.44%) RabbitMQ
12 10 (0.37%) ADSI
13 9 (0.33%) J2EE
13 9 (0.33%) React
14 8 (0.29%) 802.1X
14 8 (0.29%) CSS
15 7 (0.26%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 306 (11.26%) Data Centre
2 279 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
3 180 (6.62%) Clustering
4 153 (5.63%) Self-Motivation
5 144 (5.30%) PKI
6 123 (4.53%) Management Information System
7 73 (2.69%) iPhone
8 68 (2.50%) Driving Licence
9 61 (2.25%) Replication
10 57 (2.10%) Video Conferencing
11 47 (1.73%) iPad
12 43 (1.58%) Public Cloud
13 40 (1.47%) User Experience
14 38 (1.40%) Blackberry
15 36 (1.32%) Fat Client
15 36 (1.32%) Thin Client
16 25 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
17 22 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
18 20 (0.74%) CMDB
19 19 (0.70%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 2,717 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,984 (73.02%) Windows Server
3 1,790 (65.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 980 (36.07%) Windows 7
5 901 (33.16%) Windows 10
6 481 (17.70%) Linux
7 402 (14.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 340 (12.51%) Windows 8
9 110 (4.05%) Unix
10 108 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 94 (3.46%) Android
12 87 (3.20%) Mac OS X
13 77 (2.83%) Apple iOS
14 74 (2.72%) CentOS
15 64 (2.36%) Windows XP
16 44 (1.62%) Ubuntu
17 33 (1.21%) AIX
18 28 (1.03%) Mac OS
19 25 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
20 20 (0.74%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 714 (26.28%) ITIL
2 523 (19.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 422 (15.53%) Problem-Solving
4 267 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
5 221 (8.13%) Migration
6 220 (8.10%) Disaster Recovery
7 217 (7.99%) Service Management
8 170 (6.26%) Mentoring
9 162 (5.96%) DevOps
10 158 (5.82%) Project Management
11 149 (5.48%) Change Management
12 145 (5.34%) Patch Management
13 141 (5.19%) Service Delivery
14 134 (4.93%) Incident Management
15 125 (4.60%) Continuous Improvement
16 124 (4.56%) Problem Management
17 122 (4.49%) High Availability
18 109 (4.01%) Configuration Management
19 104 (3.83%) Coaching
20 103 (3.79%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 639 (23.52%) PowerShell
2 468 (17.22%) SQL
3 106 (3.90%) VBScript
4 77 (2.83%) Python
5 67 (2.47%) T-SQL
6 63 (2.32%) VB
7 51 (1.88%) Perl
8 50 (1.84%) Bash Shell
9 49 (1.80%) C#
10 35 (1.29%) PHP
11 34 (1.25%) C
12 33 (1.21%) Java
13 31 (1.14%) Ruby
14 24 (0.88%) Korn
15 23 (0.85%) Bourne shell
16 22 (0.81%) JavaScript
17 16 (0.59%) C++
18 13 (0.48%) Shell Script
19 12 (0.44%) PL/SQL
20 6 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 516 (18.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 333 (12.26%) MCSE
3 224 (8.24%) Degree
4 183 (6.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 180 (6.62%) Security Cleared
6 176 (6.48%) MCSA
7 156 (5.74%) Cisco Certification
8 147 (5.41%) CCNA
9 138 (5.08%) MCP
10 110 (4.05%) SC Cleared
11 78 (2.87%) MCITP
12 71 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
13 59 (2.17%) DV Cleared
14 57 (2.10%) CCNP
14 57 (2.10%) Citrix Certification
14 57 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
15 26 (0.96%) MCTS
16 25 (0.92%) CCA
17 24 (0.88%) VCP5
18 17 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 257 (9.46%) SLA
2 75 (2.76%) GDPR
3 35 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.48%) PMO
6 12 (0.44%) QA
7 10 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (0.29%) Data Quality
9 7 (0.26%) COBIT
9 7 (0.26%) HL7
9 7 (0.26%) PMBOK
10 4 (0.15%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.074%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.037%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 1,895 (69.75%) Active Directory
2 853 (31.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 716 (26.35%) Hyper-V
4 310 (11.41%) XenApp
5 288 (10.60%) VMware ESXi
6 230 (8.47%) vSphere
7 191 (7.03%) XenDesktop
8 113 (4.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 79 (2.91%) Virtual Machines
10 56 (2.06%) VMware Workstation
11 51 (1.88%) BitLocker
12 42 (1.55%) Docker
13 35 (1.29%) Terminal Services
14 34 (1.25%) DFS Replication
15 32 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
16 28 (1.03%) XenServer
17 22 (0.81%) VirtualBox
18 19 (0.70%) Firmware
19 18 (0.66%) NFS
19 18 (0.66%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 562 (20.68%) SCCM
2 208 (7.66%) SCOM
3 170 (6.26%) WSUS
4 129 (4.75%) Backup Exec
5 78 (2.87%) Microsoft Clustering
6 74 (2.72%) vCenter Server
7 70 (2.58%) Puppet
8 68 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
9 64 (2.36%) Ansible
10 58 (2.13%) SCOrch
11 56 (2.06%) Norton AntiVirus
12 51 (1.88%) vRealize
13 46 (1.69%) AirWatch
14 40 (1.47%) Terraform
15 34 (1.25%) Nagios
15 34 (1.25%) NetBackup
15 34 (1.25%) SCVMM
16 28 (1.03%) FortiGate
17 27 (0.99%) Kubernetes
18 26 (0.96%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 1,677 (61.72%) Microsoft
2 1,456 (53.59%) VMware
3 681 (25.06%) Citrix
4 566 (20.83%) Cisco
5 313 (11.52%) HP
6 184 (6.77%) Veeam
7 164 (6.04%) NetApp
8 149 (5.48%) Dell
9 126 (4.64%) Symantec
10 117 (4.31%) Red Hat
11 116 (4.27%) Ivanti
12 115 (4.23%) Apple
13 109 (4.01%) EMC
14 101 (3.72%) IBM
15 92 (3.39%) SolarWinds
16 91 (3.35%) McAfee
17 83 (3.05%) Avaya
18 77 (2.83%) Veritas
19 76 (2.80%) Oracle
20 67 (2.47%) Google