Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 120 74
Rank change year-on-year -35 -46 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 3980 5189 7956
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.28% 2.69% 3.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.15% 10.72% 13.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3445 4454 6913
UK median annual salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £22,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £57,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -5.71% - +1.45%

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 43480 48383 58199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.94% 25.10% 26.41%
Number of salaries quoted 35115 41262 49033
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.38%
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 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -32 3720 £37,500 - 219
UK excluding London -34 2585 £33,000 -5.71% 174
London -41 1329 £45,000 +5.88% 55
South East -28 830 £33,615 -10.36% 39
North of England -33 688 £32,000 -8.57% 56
Midlands +2 366 £33,500 +11.67% 30
Yorkshire -9 363 £32,500 -7.14% 18
North West -27 290 £30,000 -14.29% 34
South West -18 274 £35,000 +7.69% 19
West Midlands +4 245 £36,500 +21.67% 21
East of England -24 243 £36,500 - 20
East Midlands -11 121 £30,000 - 8
Scotland -23 107 £40,000 +17.65% 6
Wales +7 71 £29,000 -6.45% 4
North East -10 35 £25,000 -28.57% 4
Channel Islands +6 7 £32,500 -10.96%
Northern Ireland -34 4 £32,500 -2.26%

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 3980 (100.00%) Windows
2 2819 (70.83%) Windows Server
3 2768 (69.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 2693 (67.66%) Active Directory
5 2322 (58.34%) Microsoft
6 2191 (55.05%) VMware
7 1550 (38.94%) MS Exchange
8 1328 (33.37%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1151 (28.92%) Windows 7
10 1081 (27.16%) Office 365
11 1033 (25.95%) DNS
12 1012 (25.43%) Firewall
13 1004 (25.23%) Hyper-V
14 987 (24.80%) Cisco
15 976 (24.52%) ITIL
16 965 (24.25%) SQL Server
17 912 (22.91%) Exchange Server 2010
18 878 (22.06%) Citrix
19 861 (21.63%) DHCP
20 850 (21.36%) Windows 10
21 841 (21.13%) SQL
22 812 (20.40%) SAN
23 758 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
24 727 (18.27%) Windows Server 2003
25 686 (17.24%) PowerShell
26 649 (16.31%) WAN
27 631 (15.85%) TCP/IP
28 623 (15.65%) Linux
29 617 (15.50%) LAN
30 605 (15.20%) 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 1550 (38.94%) MS Exchange
2 912 (22.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 605 (15.20%) Exchange Server 2013
4 440 (11.06%) IIS
5 393 (9.87%) SharePoint
6 255 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 224 (5.63%) Skype for Business
8 122 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2003
9 104 (2.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 98 (2.46%) Apache
11 52 (1.31%) Tomcat
12 44 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
13 40 (1.01%) SAS
14 39 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
15 35 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
16 33 (0.83%) CMS
17 31 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
18 20 (0.50%) IBM Notes
19 19 (0.48%) IBM Domino
20 16 (0.40%) nginx
Applications
1 601 (15.10%) Microsoft Office
2 87 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
7 6 (0.15%) InDesign
8 5 (0.13%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.075%) SPSS
10 2 (0.050%) Abaqus
10 2 (0.050%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.025%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.025%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.025%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.025%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.025%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 56 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 11 (0.28%) Northgate Housing
4 9 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 9 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.15%) thinkFolio
7 5 (0.13%) Sage 200
8 4 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.10%) Magento
8 4 (0.10%) Remedy AR System
9 3 (0.075%) Epicor Tropos
9 3 (0.075%) Epicor Vantage
9 3 (0.075%) SAP APO
9 3 (0.075%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.075%) SAP R/3
10 2 (0.050%) Relativity
10 2 (0.050%) SDL Web 8
10 2 (0.050%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1081 (27.16%) Office 365
2 547 (13.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 219 (5.50%) Amazon AWS
4 74 (1.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 59 (1.48%) IaaS
6 53 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
7 49 (1.23%) Mimecast
8 47 (1.18%) PaaS
9 36 (0.90%) SaaS
10 34 (0.85%) G Suite
11 22 (0.55%) OneDrive
12 13 (0.33%) Amazon S3
13 12 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 11 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
15 10 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
15 10 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
16 8 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 8 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 8 (0.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1033 (25.95%) DNS
2 1012 (25.43%) Firewall
3 861 (21.63%) DHCP
4 812 (20.40%) SAN
5 649 (16.31%) WAN
6 631 (15.85%) TCP/IP
7 617 (15.50%) LAN
8 515 (12.94%) VPN
9 309 (7.76%) VoIP
10 294 (7.39%) VLAN
11 176 (4.42%) MPLS
12 172 (4.32%) Skype
13 157 (3.94%) Remote Desktop
14 154 (3.87%) NAS
15 145 (3.64%) Internet
16 132 (3.32%) Wireless
17 124 (3.12%) iSCSI
18 118 (2.96%) Cisco ASA
19 115 (2.89%) Network Security
20 96 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 965 (24.25%) SQL Server
2 366 (9.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 208 (5.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 124 (3.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 97 (2.44%) MySQL
6 80 (2.01%) SQL Server 2014
7 64 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 56 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 51 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
10 45 (1.13%) Relational Database
11 30 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
12 24 (0.60%) Oracle Database
12 24 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
13 22 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
13 22 (0.55%) RDBMS
14 20 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
15 16 (0.40%) NoSQL
15 16 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 15 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
17 13 (0.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 42 (1.06%) MSI
2 35 (0.88%) JIRA
2 35 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
3 34 (0.85%) Git (software)
3 34 (0.85%) Jenkins
4 29 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (0.68%) Visual Studio
6 25 (0.63%) TeamCity
7 22 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
8 21 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 15 (0.38%) InstallShield
10 11 (0.28%) Zephyr
11 10 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (0.25%) Hudson
12 9 (0.23%) Artifactory
12 9 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
12 9 (0.23%) Vagrant
13 7 (0.18%) Eclipse
14 5 (0.13%) JUnit
14 5 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 600 (15.08%) Finance
2 135 (3.39%) Law
3 128 (3.22%) Legal
4 122 (3.07%) Telecoms
5 120 (3.02%) Manufacturing
6 97 (2.44%) Retail
7 96 (2.41%) Banking
8 58 (1.46%) Back Office
9 51 (1.28%) Marketing
10 39 (0.98%) Advertising
11 38 (0.95%) Investment Banking
12 37 (0.93%) Games
13 31 (0.78%) Digital Economy
14 27 (0.68%) German Language
14 27 (0.68%) Retail Banking
15 25 (0.63%) Publishing
16 24 (0.60%) Billing
17 22 (0.55%) Electronics
18 20 (0.50%) Military
19 16 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 750 (18.84%) Support Engineer
2 746 (18.74%) Analyst
3 734 (18.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 527 (13.24%) IT Support
5 444 (11.16%) Support Analyst
6 441 (11.08%) IT Engineer
7 362 (9.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 338 (8.49%) 2nd Line Support
9 328 (8.24%) Administrator
10 302 (7.59%) IT Support Engineer
11 301 (7.56%) Windows Engineer
12 267 (6.71%) 3rd Line Support
13 246 (6.18%) Systems Administrator
14 220 (5.53%) Infrastructure Support
15 202 (5.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 200 (5.03%) Systems Engineer
17 191 (4.80%) Server Engineer
18 167 (4.20%) Desktop Support
19 166 (4.17%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
20 165 (4.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (3.27%) .NET
2 61 (1.53%) Web Services
3 48 (1.21%) HTML
3 48 (1.21%) XML
4 40 (1.01%) CSS
5 34 (0.85%) ASP.NET
6 28 (0.70%) 802.1X
7 25 (0.63%) .NET Framework
8 22 (0.55%) Software Packaging
9 20 (0.50%) WCF
10 18 (0.45%) LAMP
11 16 (0.40%) jQuery
12 11 (0.28%) SOAP
12 11 (0.28%) WAP
12 11 (0.28%) XMPP
13 10 (0.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (0.23%) YAML
15 8 (0.20%) JSON
15 8 (0.20%) WSH
16 7 (0.18%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 289 (7.26%) Data Centre
2 211 (5.30%) Clustering
3 167 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
4 143 (3.59%) Replication
5 127 (3.19%) Driving Licence
6 117 (2.94%) Computer Science
7 100 (2.51%) Blackberry
8 96 (2.41%) Management Information System
9 81 (2.04%) Hedge funds
10 65 (1.63%) Virtual Team
11 60 (1.51%) iPad
12 47 (1.18%) iPhone
13 46 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
14 38 (0.95%) EMC VNX
15 35 (0.88%) Client/Server
16 30 (0.75%) Fat Client
16 30 (0.75%) Thin Client
17 26 (0.65%) Public Cloud
18 25 (0.63%) CMDB
19 21 (0.53%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3980 (100.00%) Windows
2 2819 (70.83%) Windows Server
3 2768 (69.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 1151 (28.92%) Windows 7
5 850 (21.36%) Windows 10
6 727 (18.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 623 (15.65%) Linux
8 544 (13.67%) Windows 8
9 305 (7.66%) Windows XP
10 174 (4.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 135 (3.39%) Unix
12 105 (2.64%) CentOS
13 100 (2.51%) Mac OS X
14 89 (2.24%) Android
15 60 (1.51%) Apple iOS
16 58 (1.46%) Solaris
17 53 (1.33%) Ubuntu
18 48 (1.21%) Windows 2000
19 43 (1.08%) Windows Vista
20 41 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 976 (24.52%) ITIL
2 204 (5.13%) Migration
3 202 (5.08%) Service Delivery
4 199 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 193 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 181 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
7 167 (4.20%) Project Management
8 163 (4.10%) Change Management
9 151 (3.79%) Problem Management
10 146 (3.67%) High Availability
11 139 (3.49%) Service Management
12 134 (3.37%) ITIL V3
13 133 (3.34%) Configuration Management
14 123 (3.09%) DevOps
14 123 (3.09%) Time Management
15 115 (2.89%) CRM
16 111 (2.79%) Incident Management
17 99 (2.49%) Agile Software Development
18 98 (2.46%) Load Balancing
19 95 (2.39%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 841 (21.13%) SQL
2 686 (17.24%) PowerShell
3 125 (3.14%) C#
4 102 (2.56%) T-SQL
5 84 (2.11%) VBScript
6 78 (1.96%) Bash Shell
7 69 (1.73%) Perl
7 69 (1.73%) Python
8 63 (1.58%) VB
9 60 (1.51%) Java
10 50 (1.26%) C
11 49 (1.23%) JavaScript
12 40 (1.01%) VBA
13 26 (0.65%) Shell Script
14 25 (0.63%) Ruby
15 23 (0.58%) PHP
16 21 (0.53%) C++
17 10 (0.25%) AWK
18 9 (0.23%) sed
19 4 (0.10%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 758 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 516 (12.96%) MCSE
3 409 (10.28%) Degree
4 336 (8.44%) Cisco Certification
5 294 (7.39%) MCSA
6 287 (7.21%) CCNA
7 250 (6.28%) MCP
8 191 (4.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 184 (4.62%) MCITP
10 108 (2.71%) Security Cleared
11 91 (2.29%) CCNP
12 88 (2.21%) Citrix Certification
13 85 (2.14%) MCTS
14 78 (1.96%) SC Cleared
15 74 (1.86%) DBS Check
16 71 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
17 70 (1.76%) A+ Certification
18 69 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
19 35 (0.88%) CCA
20 29 (0.73%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 298 (7.49%) SLA
2 77 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 77 (1.93%) PCI DSS
3 24 (0.60%) QA
4 23 (0.58%) PMO
5 14 (0.35%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 9 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 8 (0.20%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.15%) GDPR
10 5 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.10%) SAS 70
12 3 (0.075%) ISO 22301
13 2 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.025%) COBIT
14 1 (0.025%) PMBOK
14 1 (0.025%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 2693 (67.66%) Active Directory
2 1328 (33.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1004 (25.23%) Hyper-V
4 449 (11.28%) VMware ESXi
5 441 (11.08%) vSphere
6 409 (10.28%) XenApp
7 250 (6.28%) XenDesktop
8 121 (3.04%) Terminal Services
9 112 (2.81%) XenServer
10 109 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
11 81 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
12 76 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
13 52 (1.31%) VirtualBox
14 44 (1.11%) DFS Replication
15 42 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
16 34 (0.85%) NFS
17 29 (0.73%) Terminal Server
18 25 (0.63%) Docker
18 25 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 23 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 538 (13.52%) SCCM
2 217 (5.45%) SCOM
3 206 (5.18%) Backup Exec
4 172 (4.32%) WSUS
5 100 (2.51%) vCenter Server
6 91 (2.29%) Microsoft Clustering
7 71 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
8 66 (1.66%) Puppet
9 63 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
10 56 (1.41%) Ansible
11 52 (1.31%) AirWatch
12 47 (1.18%) Failover Clustering
12 47 (1.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 40 (1.01%) NetBackup
14 39 (0.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 34 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
15 34 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
16 29 (0.73%) SCDPM
16 29 (0.73%) vMotion
17 25 (0.63%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 2322 (58.34%) Microsoft
2 2191 (55.05%) VMware
3 987 (24.80%) Cisco
4 878 (22.06%) Citrix
5 513 (12.89%) HP
6 260 (6.53%) Veeam
7 239 (6.01%) Dell
8 207 (5.20%) NetApp
9 200 (5.03%) Red Hat
10 186 (4.67%) Symantec
11 131 (3.29%) Apple
12 123 (3.09%) Oracle
13 119 (2.99%) EMC
14 106 (2.66%) Avaya
15 102 (2.56%) F5
16 100 (2.51%) Juniper
16 100 (2.51%) SonicWALL
17 98 (2.46%) McAfee
18 88 (2.21%) SolarWinds
19 80 (2.01%) CheckPoint