Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 128 78
Rank change year-on-year -31 -50 -10
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 4015 4893 7627
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.23% 2.57% 3.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.07% 10.39% 13.24%
Number of salaries quoted 3450 4160 6712
UK median annual salary £36,000 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.00% +1.35%
10th Percentile £21,500 £22,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -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 44255 47095 57597
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.56% 24.77% 26.26%
Number of salaries quoted 35703 39958 48614
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,735
% change year-on-year - +0.67% +5.96%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -37 3726 £36,500 - 153
UK excluding London -31 2602 £32,500 -5.80% 117
London -35 1335 £45,000 +5.88% 46
South East -40 787 £32,500 -7.14% 28
North of England -32 678 £30,000 -14.29% 38
Midlands +17 368 £32,500 +8.33% 17
Yorkshire -4 336 £32,500 -7.14% 10
South West -14 304 £33,000 +1.54% 16
North West -39 288 £27,750 -20.71% 27
East of England -13 265 £36,000 -4.00% 8
West Midlands 0 234 £35,000 +16.67% 8
East Midlands +26 134 £27,500 -15.38% 9
Scotland -31 104 £40,000 +15.94% 4
Wales +43 90 £28,500 -8.06% 5
North East +7 54 £27,500 -21.43% 1
Channel Islands +5 6 £32,500 -10.96%
Northern Ireland -32 4 £41,250 +37.50% 1

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 4015 (100.00%) Windows
2 2882 (71.78%) Windows Server
3 2778 (69.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 2728 (67.95%) Active Directory
5 2361 (58.80%) Microsoft
6 2223 (55.37%) VMware
7 1558 (38.80%) MS Exchange
8 1384 (34.47%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1295 (32.25%) Windows 7
10 1262 (31.43%) Office 365
11 1053 (26.23%) ITIL
12 1028 (25.60%) Hyper-V
13 1012 (25.21%) DNS
14 1006 (25.06%) Windows 10
15 989 (24.63%) Firewall
16 956 (23.81%) Cisco
17 936 (23.31%) Citrix
18 928 (23.11%) Exchange Server 2010
19 884 (22.02%) SQL Server
20 829 (20.65%) DHCP
21 787 (19.60%) SQL
22 770 (19.18%) Microsoft Certification
23 738 (18.38%) SAN
24 687 (17.11%) Windows Server 2003
25 684 (17.04%) PowerShell
26 680 (16.94%) TCP/IP
27 650 (16.19%) WAN
28 636 (15.84%) Microsoft Office
29 633 (15.77%) Windows 8
30 630 (15.69%) 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 1558 (38.80%) MS Exchange
2 928 (23.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 630 (15.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 379 (9.44%) IIS
5 359 (8.94%) SharePoint
6 295 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 224 (5.58%) Skype for Business
8 134 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2003
9 86 (2.14%) Apache
10 85 (2.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 50 (1.25%) Tomcat
12 35 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
13 33 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
14 30 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
15 27 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
16 23 (0.57%) IBM Notes
17 19 (0.47%) IBM Domino
17 19 (0.47%) SAS
18 15 (0.37%) CMS
19 14 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 636 (15.84%) Microsoft Office
2 81 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.20%) SOLIDWORKS
7 6 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.100%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.075%) SPSS
10 2 (0.050%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.050%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.025%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.025%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.025%) InDesign
11 1 (0.025%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 55 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 13 (0.32%) Northgate Housing
4 11 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 10 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 6 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.15%) Sage 200
8 5 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.100%) thinkFolio
10 3 (0.075%) Epicor Tropos
10 3 (0.075%) Epicor Vantage
10 3 (0.075%) NetSuite
10 3 (0.075%) Relativity
10 3 (0.075%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.050%) Eikon
11 2 (0.050%) SDL Web 8
11 2 (0.050%) Visualfiles
12 1 (0.025%) Endur
12 1 (0.025%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1262 (31.43%) Office 365
2 586 (14.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 222 (5.53%) Amazon AWS
4 84 (2.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 73 (1.82%) IaaS
6 63 (1.57%) Mimecast
7 51 (1.27%) PaaS
8 48 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
9 34 (0.85%) G Suite
10 32 (0.80%) SaaS
11 28 (0.70%) OneDrive
12 13 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
13 9 (0.22%) Amazon S3
14 8 (0.20%) GitHub
15 7 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
16 6 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 5 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
17 5 (0.12%) Datadog
18 4 (0.100%) Dropbox
18 4 (0.100%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1012 (25.21%) DNS
2 989 (24.63%) Firewall
3 829 (20.65%) DHCP
4 738 (18.38%) SAN
5 680 (16.94%) TCP/IP
6 650 (16.19%) WAN
7 626 (15.59%) LAN
8 469 (11.68%) VPN
9 317 (7.90%) VLAN
10 296 (7.37%) VoIP
11 186 (4.63%) Skype
12 156 (3.89%) NAS
13 143 (3.56%) Remote Desktop
14 142 (3.54%) Internet
15 138 (3.44%) MPLS
16 120 (2.99%) Wireless
17 115 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
18 108 (2.69%) NetScaler
19 104 (2.59%) Cisco ASA
20 103 (2.57%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 884 (22.02%) SQL Server
2 310 (7.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 165 (4.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 82 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 77 (1.92%) MySQL
6 58 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 47 (1.17%) Relational Database
8 43 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
9 39 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 33 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
11 27 (0.67%) Oracle Database
12 25 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
12 25 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
13 18 (0.45%) RDBMS
14 17 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
15 16 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
16 15 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
16 15 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
17 12 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 11 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 38 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (0.90%) Visual Studio
3 31 (0.77%) Jenkins
4 30 (0.75%) Git (software)
5 28 (0.70%) JIRA
5 28 (0.70%) MSI
6 27 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
7 21 (0.52%) TeamCity
8 20 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
9 17 (0.42%) InstallShield
10 15 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 11 (0.27%) Hudson
11 11 (0.27%) Zephyr
12 10 (0.25%) Eclipse
13 9 (0.22%) JUnit
14 8 (0.20%) Artifactory
14 8 (0.20%) PyUnit
15 7 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
15 7 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 5 (0.12%) RSpec
General
1 595 (14.82%) Finance
2 134 (3.34%) Law
3 130 (3.24%) Legal
4 109 (2.71%) Banking
5 103 (2.57%) Manufacturing
5 103 (2.57%) Telecoms
6 85 (2.12%) Retail
7 49 (1.22%) Back Office
8 48 (1.20%) Marketing
9 41 (1.02%) Advertising
10 39 (0.97%) Investment Banking
11 34 (0.85%) Billing
11 34 (0.85%) Military
12 33 (0.82%) Games
13 32 (0.80%) Retail Banking
14 29 (0.72%) German Language
15 24 (0.60%) French Language
16 23 (0.57%) Financial Institution
16 23 (0.57%) Publishing
17 21 (0.52%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 788 (19.63%) Support Engineer
2 776 (19.33%) Analyst
3 716 (17.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 569 (14.17%) IT Support
5 473 (11.78%) IT Engineer
6 437 (10.88%) Support Analyst
7 381 (9.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 357 (8.89%) 2nd Line Support
9 309 (7.70%) IT Support Engineer
10 306 (7.62%) Administrator
11 286 (7.12%) Windows Engineer
12 270 (6.72%) 3rd Line Support
13 225 (5.60%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 219 (5.45%) Systems Administrator
15 199 (4.96%) Systems Engineer
16 193 (4.81%) Infrastructure Support
17 188 (4.68%) Server Engineer
18 183 (4.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 176 (4.38%) Desktop Support
20 161 (4.01%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (2.94%) .NET
2 62 (1.54%) Web Services
3 46 (1.15%) XML
4 44 (1.10%) HTML
5 37 (0.92%) CSS
6 32 (0.80%) ASP.NET
7 23 (0.57%) .NET Framework
8 18 (0.45%) jQuery
8 18 (0.45%) Software Packaging
8 18 (0.45%) WCF
9 17 (0.42%) WAP
10 16 (0.40%) LAMP
11 15 (0.37%) WSH
12 14 (0.35%) 802.1X
13 10 (0.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (0.22%) FIX Protocol
14 9 (0.22%) SAP Basis
14 9 (0.22%) SOAP
15 8 (0.20%) JSON
15 8 (0.20%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 294 (7.32%) Data Centre
2 230 (5.73%) Clustering
3 192 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
4 150 (3.74%) Replication
5 119 (2.96%) Computer Science
6 110 (2.74%) Driving Licence
7 100 (2.49%) Management Information System
8 97 (2.42%) Blackberry
9 67 (1.67%) Virtual Team
10 63 (1.57%) Hedge funds
11 45 (1.12%) iPhone
11 45 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
12 44 (1.10%) Fat Client
12 44 (1.10%) Thin Client
13 42 (1.05%) iPad
14 39 (0.97%) Client/Server
15 35 (0.87%) EMC VNX
16 29 (0.72%) Public Cloud
17 28 (0.70%) CMDB
18 24 (0.60%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4015 (100.00%) Windows
2 2882 (71.78%) Windows Server
3 2778 (69.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 1295 (32.25%) Windows 7
5 1006 (25.06%) Windows 10
6 687 (17.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 633 (15.77%) Windows 8
8 578 (14.40%) Linux
9 263 (6.55%) Windows XP
10 164 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 127 (3.16%) Mac OS X
12 126 (3.14%) Unix
13 93 (2.32%) CentOS
14 75 (1.87%) Android
15 58 (1.44%) Solaris
16 55 (1.37%) Ubuntu
17 51 (1.27%) Apple iOS
18 45 (1.12%) Windows 2000
18 45 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
19 40 (1.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1053 (26.23%) ITIL
2 234 (5.83%) Service Delivery
3 207 (5.16%) Disaster Recovery
4 206 (5.13%) Mentoring
5 197 (4.91%) Problem Management
6 190 (4.73%) Root Cause Analysis
7 185 (4.61%) Change Management
8 183 (4.56%) Migration
9 158 (3.94%) Project Management
10 147 (3.66%) Configuration Management
10 147 (3.66%) Time Management
11 146 (3.64%) CRM
12 143 (3.56%) Service Management
13 133 (3.31%) ITIL V3
14 124 (3.09%) Incident Management
15 113 (2.81%) Presales
16 112 (2.79%) Agile Software Development
17 110 (2.74%) Patch Management
18 108 (2.69%) DevOps
19 101 (2.52%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 787 (19.60%) SQL
2 684 (17.04%) PowerShell
3 104 (2.59%) T-SQL
4 94 (2.34%) C#
4 94 (2.34%) VBScript
5 74 (1.84%) Bash Shell
6 66 (1.64%) Perl
7 59 (1.47%) Python
8 57 (1.42%) C
9 52 (1.30%) JavaScript
10 48 (1.20%) Java
11 46 (1.15%) VB
12 28 (0.70%) Shell Script
13 23 (0.57%) VBA
14 21 (0.52%) Ruby
15 15 (0.37%) PHP
16 14 (0.35%) C++
17 11 (0.27%) AWK
18 10 (0.25%) sed
19 9 (0.22%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 770 (19.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 493 (12.28%) MCSE
3 398 (9.91%) Degree
4 330 (8.22%) Cisco Certification
5 298 (7.42%) MCSA
6 275 (6.85%) CCNA
7 247 (6.15%) MCP
8 179 (4.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 170 (4.23%) MCITP
10 140 (3.49%) Security Cleared
11 110 (2.74%) Citrix Certification
12 85 (2.12%) SC Cleared
13 84 (2.09%) CCNP
14 70 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
15 67 (1.67%) MCTS
16 66 (1.64%) A+ Certification
17 64 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
18 62 (1.54%) DBS Check
19 36 (0.90%) CCA
20 35 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 325 (8.09%) SLA
2 69 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 65 (1.62%) PCI DSS
4 25 (0.62%) QA
5 22 (0.55%) PMO
6 16 (0.40%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.25%) GDPR
8 9 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 8 (0.20%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.100%) SAS 70
12 2 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.025%) COBIT
13 1 (0.025%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.025%) GCP
13 1 (0.025%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.025%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2728 (67.95%) Active Directory
2 1384 (34.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1028 (25.60%) Hyper-V
4 461 (11.48%) VMware ESXi
5 408 (10.16%) XenApp
6 380 (9.46%) vSphere
7 257 (6.40%) XenDesktop
8 120 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
9 119 (2.96%) XenServer
10 93 (2.32%) Terminal Services
11 82 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
12 78 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
13 70 (1.74%) VirtualBox
14 50 (1.25%) DFS Replication
15 36 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
16 34 (0.85%) Terminal Server
17 33 (0.82%) NFS
18 25 (0.62%) vCloud
19 24 (0.60%) Docker
19 24 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 510 (12.70%) SCCM
2 212 (5.28%) SCOM
3 164 (4.08%) Backup Exec
3 164 (4.08%) WSUS
4 118 (2.94%) vCenter Server
5 108 (2.69%) Microsoft Clustering
6 59 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
7 54 (1.34%) Puppet
8 52 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
9 47 (1.17%) Ansible
10 44 (1.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 41 (1.02%) SCOrch
12 39 (0.97%) Failover Clustering
13 36 (0.90%) AirWatch
14 35 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
15 33 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
16 30 (0.75%) NetBackup
16 30 (0.75%) Simpana
16 30 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 29 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2361 (58.80%) Microsoft
2 2223 (55.37%) VMware
3 956 (23.81%) Cisco
4 936 (23.31%) Citrix
5 423 (10.54%) HP
6 234 (5.83%) Veeam
7 204 (5.08%) Dell
8 194 (4.83%) NetApp
9 185 (4.61%) Red Hat
10 181 (4.51%) Symantec
11 158 (3.94%) Apple
12 118 (2.94%) Oracle
13 101 (2.52%) EMC
14 97 (2.42%) Avaya
15 95 (2.37%) IBM
16 90 (2.24%) Juniper
17 86 (2.14%) F5
18 81 (2.02%) McAfee
19 80 (1.99%) SolarWinds
20 79 (1.97%) SonicWALL