Period
to 19 February 2019

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 19 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 208 169 136
Rank change year-on-year -39 -33 -51
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2,519 3,687 4,212
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.66% 2.10% 2.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.17% 8.69% 10.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2,157 3,168 3,600
UK median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -4.11%
10th Percentile £24,259 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £60,550 £59,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -7.14%

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 35,134 42,406 41,865
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.19% 24.15% 24.14%
Number of salaries quoted 28,233 34,814 35,264
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +1.16%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £78,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% -2.50%

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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019. 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 -39 2,379 £37,500 +7.14% 353
UK excluding London -38 1,547 £35,000 +7.69% 266
London -37 931 £42,500 -5.56% 101
South East -10 503 £37,500 +19.05% 61
North of England -67 331 £33,750 +3.85% 75
East of England +53 259 £35,000 -0.71% 27
Midlands -39 220 £35,000 +13.82% 43
North West -43 163 £32,500 +16.07% 42
Yorkshire -45 137 £32,500 -7.14% 30
West Midlands -36 135 £38,000 +15.15% 29
South West -86 134 £34,250 +14.17% 46
East Midlands -19 85 £32,500 +18.18% 14
Scotland -10 50 £30,000 -20.00% 8
Wales -6 44 £36,500 +32.73% 4
North East -4 32 £41,514 +27.74% 3
Channel Islands +1 8 £34,250 +5.38%
Northern Ireland -24 3 £37,500 +53.06% 2
Isle of Man - 2 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 2,519 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,874 (74.39%) Windows Server
3 1,806 (71.70%) Active Directory
4 1,608 (63.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,597 (63.40%) Microsoft
6 1,328 (52.72%) VMware
7 1,049 (41.64%) Office 365
8 903 (35.85%) Windows 7
9 812 (32.24%) Windows 10
10 795 (31.56%) DNS
11 781 (31.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 776 (30.81%) MS Exchange
13 746 (29.61%) Hyper-V
14 709 (28.15%) DHCP
15 690 (27.39%) Firewall
16 670 (26.60%) Microsoft Azure
17 623 (24.73%) ITIL
18 595 (23.62%) PowerShell
19 567 (22.51%) Cisco
20 566 (22.47%) Citrix
21 562 (22.31%) Microsoft Office
22 536 (21.28%) SQL Server
23 516 (20.48%) Microsoft Certification
24 499 (19.81%) SCCM
25 483 (19.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 470 (18.66%) Linux
27 439 (17.43%) LAN
28 433 (17.19%) WAN
29 429 (17.03%) TCP/IP
30 420 (16.67%) 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
1 776 (30.81%) MS Exchange
2 378 (15.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 256 (10.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 218 (8.65%) SharePoint
5 153 (6.07%) IIS
6 132 (5.24%) Skype for Business
7 92 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 43 (1.71%) Apache
9 38 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2003
10 35 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
11 31 (1.23%) nginx
12 27 (1.07%) IBM Notes
12 27 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
13 26 (1.03%) Tomcat
14 19 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 14 (0.56%) CMS
16 12 (0.48%) Confluence
17 11 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
18 10 (0.40%) IBM Domino
19 6 (0.24%) JBoss
Applications
1 562 (22.31%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (1.39%) MS Visio
3 28 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.28%) AutoCAD
6 7 (0.28%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.079%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.079%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.079%) CATIA
8 2 (0.079%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.040%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 47 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
4 4 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.12%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.12%) Lawson
5 3 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.079%) Aareon QL
6 2 (0.079%) Academy Housing
6 2 (0.079%) MIS ActiveH
6 2 (0.079%) Northgate Housing
6 2 (0.079%) OPENHousing
6 2 (0.079%) Orchard Housing
6 2 (0.079%) Rolfe and Nolan
6 2 (0.079%) SAP R/3
6 2 (0.079%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.040%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1,049 (41.64%) Office 365
2 670 (26.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 308 (12.23%) Amazon AWS
4 82 (3.26%) Mimecast
5 79 (3.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 68 (2.70%) IaaS
7 45 (1.79%) PaaS
7 45 (1.79%) SaaS
8 34 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
9 30 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
10 28 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
11 26 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 26 (1.03%) G Suite
12 22 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
13 20 (0.79%) Datadog
14 18 (0.71%) OneDrive
15 11 (0.44%) IBM Cloud
16 7 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 6 (0.24%) iTunes
18 3 (0.12%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 795 (31.56%) DNS
2 709 (28.15%) DHCP
3 690 (27.39%) Firewall
4 439 (17.43%) LAN
5 433 (17.19%) WAN
6 429 (17.03%) TCP/IP
7 377 (14.97%) SAN
8 247 (9.81%) VPN
9 242 (9.61%) VLAN
10 153 (6.07%) VoIP
11 131 (5.20%) Wireless
12 127 (5.04%) Network Security
13 125 (4.96%) Skype
14 123 (4.88%) Internet
15 101 (4.01%) Remote Desktop
16 73 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
17 71 (2.82%) NAS
17 71 (2.82%) NetScaler
18 65 (2.58%) iSCSI
19 54 (2.14%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 536 (21.28%) SQL Server
2 171 (6.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 83 (3.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 58 (2.30%) MySQL
5 53 (2.10%) SQL Server 2016
6 52 (2.06%) SQL Server 2014
7 47 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 43 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 41 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
10 26 (1.03%) Relational Database
11 25 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 21 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
13 19 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
14 18 (0.71%) Oracle Database
15 16 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
16 15 (0.60%) Data Lake
17 13 (0.52%) DB2
17 13 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
18 12 (0.48%) Hadoop
19 10 (0.40%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 44 (1.75%) Jenkins
2 36 (1.43%) MSI
3 34 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 34 (1.35%) Visual Studio
4 23 (0.91%) Git (software)
5 21 (0.83%) JIRA
6 20 (0.79%) Travis CI
6 20 (0.79%) Vagrant
7 19 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (0.75%) WinDbg
8 18 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
9 14 (0.56%) Chocolatey
10 10 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
10 10 (0.40%) TeamCity
11 8 (0.32%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.16%) InstallShield
13 3 (0.12%) Artifactory
13 3 (0.12%) Bitbucket
13 3 (0.12%) Hudson
14 2 (0.079%) Dreamweaver
General
1 335 (13.30%) Finance
2 90 (3.57%) Retail
3 85 (3.37%) Legal
4 63 (2.50%) Banking
5 53 (2.10%) Law
6 52 (2.06%) Telecoms
7 31 (1.23%) Marketing
8 24 (0.95%) Games
9 21 (0.83%) Back Office
10 20 (0.79%) Advertising
11 17 (0.67%) Billing
12 15 (0.60%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.48%) Electronics
13 12 (0.48%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.28%) French Language
14 7 (0.28%) Publishing
14 7 (0.28%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.24%) Investment Banking
16 5 (0.20%) German Language
16 5 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 513 (20.37%) Analyst
2 492 (19.53%) Support Engineer
3 423 (16.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 324 (12.86%) IT Support
5 298 (11.83%) IT Engineer
6 284 (11.27%) Support Analyst
7 216 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support
8 207 (8.22%) Windows Engineer
9 196 (7.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 188 (7.46%) 3rd Line Support
11 170 (6.75%) IT Support Engineer
12 151 (5.99%) Server Engineer
13 147 (5.84%) Administrator
14 144 (5.72%) IT Analyst
15 132 (5.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 121 (4.80%) Systems Engineer
17 112 (4.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 111 (4.41%) Infrastructure Support
19 109 (4.33%) Technical Support
20 106 (4.21%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (3.02%) .NET
2 53 (2.10%) Web Services
3 26 (1.03%) Elastic Stack
3 26 (1.03%) LDAP
4 25 (0.99%) JSON
5 20 (0.79%) LAMP
6 16 (0.64%) Software Packaging
6 16 (0.64%) X-Windows
7 15 (0.60%) .NET Framework
7 15 (0.60%) LEMP Stack
7 15 (0.60%) Middleware
7 15 (0.60%) WSH
8 14 (0.56%) HTML
9 11 (0.44%) ASP.NET
9 11 (0.44%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (0.36%) ADSI
10 9 (0.36%) XML
11 8 (0.32%) J2EE
11 8 (0.32%) SAML
12 6 (0.24%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 265 (10.52%) Data Centre
2 213 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
3 182 (7.23%) Clustering
4 131 (5.20%) PKI
5 126 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
6 106 (4.21%) Management Information System
7 75 (2.98%) iPhone
8 67 (2.66%) Replication
9 60 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
10 55 (2.18%) Public Cloud
11 51 (2.02%) Driving Licence
12 48 (1.91%) iPad
13 34 (1.35%) Fat Client
13 34 (1.35%) Thin Client
14 32 (1.27%) User Experience
15 29 (1.15%) CMDB
15 29 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
16 27 (1.07%) Blackberry
17 20 (0.79%) Reinsurance
18 19 (0.75%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2,519 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,874 (74.39%) Windows Server
3 1,608 (63.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 903 (35.85%) Windows 7
5 812 (32.24%) Windows 10
6 470 (18.66%) Linux
7 352 (13.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 311 (12.35%) Windows 8
9 117 (4.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 111 (4.41%) Unix
11 87 (3.45%) Android
12 84 (3.33%) CentOS
13 71 (2.82%) Apple iOS
14 67 (2.66%) Mac OS X
15 66 (2.62%) Windows XP
16 53 (2.10%) Ubuntu
17 45 (1.79%) AIX
18 23 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
19 20 (0.79%) DC/OS
20 18 (0.71%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 623 (24.73%) ITIL
2 483 (19.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 369 (14.65%) Problem-Solving
4 259 (10.28%) Agile Software Development
5 188 (7.46%) Migration
6 177 (7.03%) Disaster Recovery
6 177 (7.03%) Service Management
7 156 (6.19%) Mentoring
8 148 (5.88%) Patch Management
9 139 (5.52%) Change Management
9 139 (5.52%) Service Delivery
10 134 (5.32%) DevOps
11 127 (5.04%) Continuous Improvement
12 126 (5.00%) Problem Management
13 116 (4.61%) Incident Management
14 114 (4.53%) High Availability
14 114 (4.53%) Project Management
15 107 (4.25%) Configuration Management
16 106 (4.21%) Root Cause Analysis
17 94 (3.73%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 595 (23.62%) PowerShell
2 420 (16.67%) SQL
3 123 (4.88%) VBScript
4 81 (3.22%) VB
5 71 (2.82%) Python
6 56 (2.22%) T-SQL
7 53 (2.10%) C#
8 52 (2.06%) Bash Shell
9 41 (1.63%) C
10 38 (1.51%) Perl
11 29 (1.15%) PHP
12 25 (0.99%) Java
13 19 (0.75%) Ruby
14 14 (0.56%) Bourne shell
14 14 (0.56%) JavaScript
14 14 (0.56%) Korn
14 14 (0.56%) Shell Script
15 11 (0.44%) C++
16 7 (0.28%) VBA
17 4 (0.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 516 (20.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 294 (11.67%) MCSE
3 184 (7.30%) Degree
4 174 (6.91%) MCSA
5 162 (6.43%) MCP
6 155 (6.15%) Security Cleared
7 151 (5.99%) Cisco Certification
8 142 (5.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 139 (5.52%) CCNA
10 99 (3.93%) SC Cleared
11 83 (3.29%) MCITP
12 60 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
12 60 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
13 45 (1.79%) DV Cleared
14 41 (1.63%) CCNP
15 38 (1.51%) Citrix Certification
16 33 (1.31%) MCTS
17 25 (0.99%) A+ Certification
18 23 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 17 (0.67%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 243 (9.65%) SLA
2 73 (2.90%) GDPR
3 37 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.56%) QA
6 7 (0.28%) COBIT
6 7 (0.28%) PMO
7 6 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.20%) HL7
9 4 (0.16%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.040%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,806 (71.70%) Active Directory
2 781 (31.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 746 (29.61%) Hyper-V
4 297 (11.79%) VMware ESXi
5 221 (8.77%) XenApp
6 217 (8.61%) vSphere
7 150 (5.95%) XenDesktop
8 98 (3.89%) Microsoft App-V
9 70 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
10 50 (1.98%) VMware Workstation
11 41 (1.63%) BitLocker
12 35 (1.39%) Docker
13 34 (1.35%) Terminal Services
14 32 (1.27%) DFS Replication
14 32 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
15 29 (1.15%) XenServer
16 26 (1.03%) VirtualBox
17 25 (0.99%) NFS
18 18 (0.71%) Firmware
19 16 (0.64%) LXC
Systems Management
1 499 (19.81%) SCCM
2 207 (8.22%) SCOM
3 149 (5.92%) Backup Exec
3 149 (5.92%) WSUS
4 102 (4.05%) vCenter Server
5 73 (2.90%) Microsoft Clustering
6 70 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
7 64 (2.54%) Puppet
8 61 (2.42%) Norton AntiVirus
9 59 (2.34%) Ansible
10 50 (1.98%) SCOrch
11 47 (1.87%) SCVMM
12 45 (1.79%) vRealize
13 38 (1.51%) Kubernetes
14 35 (1.39%) Terraform
15 34 (1.35%) AirWatch
16 31 (1.23%) NetBackup
17 26 (1.03%) Failover Clustering
18 22 (0.87%) XenMobile
19 21 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 1,597 (63.40%) Microsoft
2 1,328 (52.72%) VMware
3 567 (22.51%) Cisco
4 566 (22.47%) Citrix
5 353 (14.01%) HP
6 177 (7.03%) NetApp
7 173 (6.87%) Dell
8 149 (5.92%) Veeam
9 136 (5.40%) Symantec
10 125 (4.96%) Red Hat
11 121 (4.80%) EMC
12 108 (4.29%) IBM
13 100 (3.97%) Ivanti
14 95 (3.77%) Apple
15 90 (3.57%) Veritas
16 86 (3.41%) Oracle
17 78 (3.10%) Avaya
17 78 (3.10%) SolarWinds
18 63 (2.50%) McAfee
19 56 (2.22%) Google