Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 161 121
Rank change year-on-year -39 -40 -46
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2,984 4,013 5,155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.78% 2.27% 2.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.76% 9.13% 10.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2,505 3,474 4,430
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.74% -2.67%
10th Percentile £23,600 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £56,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.06% -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 38,458 43,937 48,084
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.96% 24.91% 25.12%
Number of salaries quoted 31,055 35,458 41,006
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £25,110 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.63% - +2.56%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -40 2,772 £38,500 +2.67% 323
UK excluding London -53 1,783 £35,000 +6.06% 242
London -12 1,133 £45,000 - 101
South East -67 519 £37,500 +10.29% 70
North of England -41 467 £32,500 +2.36% 54
North West -5 276 £32,500 +8.33% 34
Midlands -30 256 £31,035 -8.04% 40
East of England +13 221 £35,000 -3.45% 24
South West -41 188 £32,500 -5.11% 34
Yorkshire -67 168 £33,000 +1.54% 19
West Midlands -21 167 £34,341 -5.92% 24
East Midlands -15 89 £31,000 +3.33% 16
Scotland -45 69 £36,500 -8.75% 14
Wales -6 61 £32,500 +12.07% 5
North East -27 23 £30,000 +20.00% 1
Northern Ireland +11 12 £27,000 -16.92%
Channel Islands -10 3 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Isle of Man - 3 £29,500 -

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 2,984 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,221 (74.43%) Windows Server
3 2,055 (68.87%) Active Directory
4 1,979 (66.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,868 (62.60%) Microsoft
6 1,628 (54.56%) VMware
7 1,265 (42.39%) Office 365
8 983 (32.94%) Windows 7
9 978 (32.77%) MS Exchange
10 964 (32.31%) VMware Infrastructure
11 956 (32.04%) Windows 10
12 927 (31.07%) DNS
13 834 (27.95%) Microsoft Azure
14 781 (26.17%) DHCP
15 765 (25.64%) Citrix
16 761 (25.50%) Hyper-V
17 753 (25.23%) Firewall
18 695 (23.29%) ITIL
19 665 (22.29%) Microsoft Office
20 647 (21.68%) PowerShell
21 625 (20.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 608 (20.38%) SQL Server
23 571 (19.14%) Cisco
24 560 (18.77%) SQL
25 521 (17.46%) Exchange Server 2010
26 513 (17.19%) Microsoft Certification
27 512 (17.16%) TCP/IP
28 504 (16.89%) Linux
29 494 (16.55%) SCCM
30 477 (15.99%) 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
1 978 (32.77%) MS Exchange
2 521 (17.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 370 (12.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 256 (8.58%) SharePoint
5 179 (6.00%) IIS
6 143 (4.79%) Skype for Business
7 139 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2007
8 54 (1.81%) Apache
9 50 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
10 46 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
11 42 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 32 (1.07%) Confluence
13 23 (0.77%) WebLogic
14 20 (0.67%) OpenStack
14 20 (0.67%) Tomcat
15 17 (0.57%) nginx
15 17 (0.57%) WebSphere
16 15 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
17 10 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
17 10 (0.34%) Site Server
Applications
1 665 (22.29%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.17%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.10%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.10%) Windchill
9 2 (0.067%) CATIA
9 2 (0.067%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.034%) Abaqus
10 1 (0.034%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.034%) Mathcad
10 1 (0.034%) Maya
10 1 (0.034%) NUKE
10 1 (0.034%) Revit
10 1 (0.034%) SketchUp
10 1 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 35 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.50%) Documaker
3 10 (0.34%) Infor SunSystems
3 10 (0.34%) ReMetrica
4 9 (0.30%) Elite 3E
4 9 (0.30%) Orchard Housing
5 6 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.17%) Veritas eDiscovery
7 4 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.13%) Sage 200
7 4 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.067%) Rolfe and Nolan
9 2 (0.067%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.067%) SAP R/3
9 2 (0.067%) Teamcenter
10 1 (0.034%) FLEXCUBE
10 1 (0.034%) Infor M3
10 1 (0.034%) Lawson
10 1 (0.034%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 1,265 (42.39%) Office 365
2 834 (27.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 336 (11.26%) Amazon AWS
4 128 (4.29%) IaaS
5 95 (3.18%) Mimecast
6 85 (2.85%) PaaS
7 66 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 62 (2.08%) Dynamics 365
9 43 (1.44%) G Suite
10 40 (1.34%) SaaS
11 32 (1.07%) OneDrive
12 31 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
13 17 (0.57%) GitHub
14 15 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
15 14 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 10 (0.34%) Datadog
16 10 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
17 9 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
18 6 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
19 5 (0.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 927 (31.07%) DNS
2 781 (26.17%) DHCP
3 753 (25.23%) Firewall
4 512 (17.16%) TCP/IP
5 477 (15.99%) LAN
6 464 (15.55%) SAN
7 453 (15.18%) WAN
8 304 (10.19%) VPN
9 214 (7.17%) VLAN
10 186 (6.23%) Network Security
11 155 (5.19%) VoIP
12 129 (4.32%) Skype
13 128 (4.29%) Wireless
14 112 (3.75%) NetScaler
15 101 (3.38%) Wi-Fi
16 99 (3.32%) Internet
17 94 (3.15%) NAS
18 91 (3.05%) Remote Desktop
19 72 (2.41%) WLAN
20 68 (2.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 608 (20.38%) SQL Server
2 195 (6.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 95 (3.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 61 (2.04%) MySQL
4 61 (2.04%) Oracle Database
5 50 (1.68%) SQL Server 2014
5 50 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 46 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 45 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
8 32 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
9 31 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
10 30 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
10 30 (1.01%) Relational Database
11 28 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
11 28 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
12 25 (0.84%) Roambi
13 19 (0.64%) MongoDB
14 18 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 17 (0.57%) Big Data
16 15 (0.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 53 (1.78%) Git (software)
2 51 (1.71%) JIRA
3 48 (1.61%) Jenkins
4 34 (1.14%) MSI
5 32 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 29 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 28 (0.94%) Visual Studio
8 27 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
9 23 (0.77%) TeamCity
10 16 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
10 16 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
11 15 (0.50%) Gerrit
11 15 (0.50%) Hudson
11 15 (0.50%) MSBuild
11 15 (0.50%) WinDbg
12 14 (0.47%) Travis CI
13 11 (0.37%) Chocolatey
14 9 (0.30%) Bitbucket
14 9 (0.30%) Vagrant
15 7 (0.23%) Subversion
General
1 459 (15.38%) Finance
2 101 (3.38%) Retail
3 96 (3.22%) Telecoms
4 79 (2.65%) Legal
5 70 (2.35%) Manufacturing
6 68 (2.28%) Law
7 65 (2.18%) Banking
8 54 (1.81%) Marketing
9 41 (1.37%) Back Office
10 30 (1.01%) Investment Banking
11 29 (0.97%) Advertising
12 21 (0.70%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.60%) Electronics
14 11 (0.37%) Automotive
14 11 (0.37%) Military
15 10 (0.34%) Games
16 9 (0.30%) Billing
17 8 (0.27%) German Language
17 8 (0.27%) Spanish Language
18 7 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 630 (21.11%) Support Engineer
2 498 (16.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 460 (15.42%) Analyst
4 348 (11.66%) IT Support
5 282 (9.45%) IT Engineer
6 238 (7.98%) 2nd Line Support
7 231 (7.74%) Support Analyst
8 217 (7.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 204 (6.84%) 3rd Line Support
10 190 (6.37%) Windows Engineer
11 182 (6.10%) IT Support Engineer
12 169 (5.66%) Administrator
13 162 (5.43%) Desktop Support
14 154 (5.16%) Systems Engineer
15 145 (4.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 124 (4.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 123 (4.12%) Desktop Engineer
18 121 (4.05%) IT Analyst
19 120 (4.02%) Infrastructure Support
20 119 (3.99%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (3.38%) Web Services
2 80 (2.68%) .NET
3 34 (1.14%) XML
4 31 (1.04%) HTML
4 31 (1.04%) Middleware
5 30 (1.01%) LDAP
6 25 (0.84%) JSON
7 22 (0.74%) ASP.NET
8 21 (0.70%) .NET Framework
9 20 (0.67%) X-Windows
10 17 (0.57%) 802.1X
10 17 (0.57%) WSH
11 16 (0.54%) Elastic Stack
11 16 (0.54%) RESTful
12 15 (0.50%) SOAP
12 15 (0.50%) YAML
13 12 (0.40%) CSS
13 12 (0.40%) React
14 11 (0.37%) WCF
15 8 (0.27%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 295 (9.89%) Data Centre
2 263 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
3 167 (5.60%) Self-Motivation
4 148 (4.96%) Clustering
5 127 (4.26%) Management Information System
6 120 (4.02%) PKI
7 74 (2.48%) Computer Science
8 73 (2.45%) Driving Licence
9 64 (2.14%) Replication
10 59 (1.98%) iPhone
11 46 (1.54%) Blackberry
12 40 (1.34%) Public Cloud
12 40 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
13 33 (1.11%) iPad
14 28 (0.94%) Fat Client
14 28 (0.94%) Thin Client
15 27 (0.90%) Hedge funds
15 27 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
16 24 (0.80%) User Experience
17 21 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2,984 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,221 (74.43%) Windows Server
3 1,979 (66.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 983 (32.94%) Windows 7
5 956 (32.04%) Windows 10
6 504 (16.89%) Linux
7 392 (13.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 368 (12.33%) Windows 8
9 104 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 97 (3.25%) Android
11 95 (3.18%) CentOS
12 93 (3.12%) Mac OS X
13 85 (2.85%) Windows XP
14 84 (2.82%) Unix
15 53 (1.78%) Ubuntu
16 44 (1.47%) Apple iOS
17 42 (1.41%) Solaris
18 35 (1.17%) Mac OS
19 32 (1.07%) AIX
20 28 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 695 (23.29%) ITIL
2 625 (20.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 390 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
4 239 (8.01%) Migration
5 233 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 215 (7.21%) Project Management
7 199 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
8 189 (6.33%) DevOps
9 165 (5.53%) Service Management
10 149 (4.99%) Mentoring
11 128 (4.29%) Presales
12 126 (4.22%) Load Balancing
13 124 (4.16%) Service Delivery
14 120 (4.02%) Configuration Management
14 120 (4.02%) Customer Requirements
15 117 (3.92%) Change Management
16 115 (3.85%) High Availability
17 114 (3.82%) Problem Management
18 111 (3.72%) Patch Management
19 109 (3.65%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 647 (21.68%) PowerShell
2 560 (18.77%) SQL
3 76 (2.55%) Python
4 75 (2.51%) T-SQL
5 61 (2.04%) C#
6 60 (2.01%) VBScript
7 52 (1.74%) Bash Shell
8 45 (1.51%) VB
9 39 (1.31%) JavaScript
10 38 (1.27%) C
11 35 (1.17%) Perl
12 33 (1.11%) PL/SQL
13 31 (1.04%) PHP
14 28 (0.94%) Java
15 23 (0.77%) Ruby
16 16 (0.54%) VBA
17 14 (0.47%) C++
18 13 (0.44%) Korn
18 13 (0.44%) Shell Script
19 12 (0.40%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 513 (17.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 360 (12.06%) MCSE
3 261 (8.75%) Degree
4 210 (7.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 188 (6.30%) MCSA
6 180 (6.03%) Security Cleared
7 156 (5.23%) Cisco Certification
8 139 (4.66%) CCNA
9 127 (4.26%) MCP
10 106 (3.55%) SC Cleared
11 80 (2.68%) MCITP
12 69 (2.31%) CCNP
13 65 (2.18%) Citrix Certification
14 49 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
15 40 (1.34%) DV Cleared
16 39 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
17 31 (1.04%) CCA
18 26 (0.87%) VCP5
19 24 (0.80%) MCTS
20 20 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 247 (8.28%) SLA
2 54 (1.81%) GDPR
3 45 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 18 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
6 17 (0.57%) PMO
7 10 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.34%) PMBOK
8 9 (0.30%) QA
9 8 (0.27%) COBIT
10 7 (0.23%) HL7
11 5 (0.17%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.13%) ISO 9000
13 3 (0.10%) DICOM
13 3 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.067%) Disclosure Scotland
14 2 (0.067%) ISAE 3402
15 1 (0.034%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 1 (0.034%) GPG13
System Software
1 2,055 (68.87%) Active Directory
2 964 (32.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 761 (25.50%) Hyper-V
4 348 (11.66%) XenApp
5 323 (10.82%) VMware ESXi
6 263 (8.81%) XenDesktop
7 249 (8.34%) vSphere
8 117 (3.92%) Microsoft App-V
9 78 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
10 60 (2.01%) Docker
10 60 (2.01%) XenServer
11 46 (1.54%) VirtualBox
12 45 (1.51%) Terminal Services
13 43 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
14 41 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
15 38 (1.27%) BitLocker
16 28 (0.94%) Firmware
16 28 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
17 25 (0.84%) DFS Replication
18 21 (0.70%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 494 (16.55%) SCCM
2 178 (5.97%) SCOM
3 155 (5.19%) WSUS
4 107 (3.59%) Backup Exec
5 89 (2.98%) Puppet
6 79 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
7 75 (2.51%) Ansible
8 73 (2.45%) SCOrch
9 72 (2.41%) Microsoft Clustering
9 72 (2.41%) Norton AntiVirus
10 53 (1.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 48 (1.61%) AirWatch
12 47 (1.58%) Nagios
12 47 (1.58%) vRealize
13 46 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
14 37 (1.24%) vCenter Server
15 35 (1.17%) Failover Clustering
15 35 (1.17%) NetBackup
16 33 (1.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 28 (0.94%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1,868 (62.60%) Microsoft
2 1,628 (54.56%) VMware
3 765 (25.64%) Citrix
4 571 (19.14%) Cisco
5 314 (10.52%) HP
6 194 (6.50%) Veeam
7 167 (5.60%) NetApp
8 149 (4.99%) Apple
9 137 (4.59%) Symantec
10 125 (4.19%) Dell
11 117 (3.92%) Red Hat
12 104 (3.49%) SolarWinds
13 101 (3.38%) Avaya
14 97 (3.25%) Oracle
15 93 (3.12%) McAfee
16 88 (2.95%) IBM
17 84 (2.82%) Ivanti
18 79 (2.65%) EMC
19 69 (2.31%) Google
20 63 (2.11%) Sophos