Period
to 25 November 2020

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 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 360 246 209
Rank change year-on-year -114 -37 -42
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 420 1,749 2,762
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 1.30% 1.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.60% 5.69% 7.46%
Number of salaries quoted 385 1,516 2,417
Median annual salary £38,500 £35,200 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% -6.13% +5.63%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £24,400
90th Percentile £70,500 £58,688 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% +7.69%

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 11,667 30,725 37,023
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.29% 22.78% 23.16%
Number of salaries quoted 9,729 24,454 29,881
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +1.25%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2008.

Salary trend for Windows Server 2008 in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2008 over the 6 months to 25 November 2020.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 16 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 November 2020. 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 -100 386 £39,000 +9.86% 76
UK excluding London -62 305 £35,000 +1.45% 71
London -29 107 £55,000 +29.41% 11
South East -11 80 £35,000 +1.45% 17
North of England -21 75 £35,000 - 21
Midlands -13 58 £32,500 +8.33% 11
East of England +45 38 £35,000 -10.26% 8
North West +32 35 £36,500 +12.31% 13
Yorkshire -3 35 £32,500 -10.96% 7
Work from Home -22 34 £42,000 +18.31% 12
West Midlands +4 33 £32,500 +16.07% 8
South West +10 26 £35,000 - 8
East Midlands +30 24 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Scotland +29 15 £50,000 +33.33% 4
Wales +27 13 £30,000 -20.00% 2
North East +12 5 £22,875 -34.64% 1

For the 6 months to 25 November 2020, 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.

1 420 (100.00%) Windows
2 321 (76.43%) Active Directory
3 308 (73.33%) Microsoft
4 290 (69.05%) Windows Server
5 279 (66.43%) VMware
6 238 (56.67%) Office 365
7 224 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 198 (47.14%) Windows Server 2016
9 176 (41.90%) VMware Infrastructure
10 175 (41.67%) Azure
11 174 (41.43%) DNS
12 160 (38.10%) DHCP
13 143 (34.05%) Citrix
14 142 (33.81%) MS Exchange
15 131 (31.19%) Windows 10
16 130 (30.95%) Hyper-V
17 119 (28.33%) TCP/IP
18 117 (27.86%) Cisco
18 117 (27.86%) Windows 7
19 109 (25.95%) Firewall
20 108 (25.71%) ITIL
21 105 (25.00%) LAN
22 100 (23.81%) WAN
23 95 (22.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 93 (22.14%) Microsoft Office
25 90 (21.43%) SAN
25 90 (21.43%) PowerShell
26 87 (20.71%) Windows Server 2019
27 81 (19.29%) Microsoft Certification
28 80 (19.05%) SCCM

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
1 142 (33.81%) MS Exchange
2 60 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 54 (12.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 31 (7.38%) Skype for Business
5 29 (6.90%) IIS
6 10 (2.38%) Confluence
6 10 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
7 9 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.48%) Apache
9 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.24%) SAS
10 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 93 (22.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.24%) BASE24
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 238 (56.67%) Office 365
2 175 (41.67%) Azure
3 41 (9.76%) AWS
4 21 (5.00%) IaaS
5 20 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (3.10%) Mimecast
7 11 (2.62%) SaaS
8 10 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (2.38%) PaaS
9 7 (1.67%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.71%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 3 (0.71%) OpenDNS
12 2 (0.48%) Cloudflare
12 2 (0.48%) G Suite
12 2 (0.48%) GCP
13 1 (0.24%) Logic Apps
13 1 (0.24%) Power Platform
13 1 (0.24%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 174 (41.43%) DNS
2 160 (38.10%) DHCP
3 119 (28.33%) TCP/IP
4 109 (25.95%) Firewall
5 105 (25.00%) LAN
6 100 (23.81%) WAN
7 90 (21.43%) SAN
8 62 (14.76%) VPN
9 53 (12.62%) VoIP
10 50 (11.90%) iSCSI
11 48 (11.43%) Skype
12 44 (10.48%) Fibre Channel
13 34 (8.10%) VLAN
14 33 (7.86%) NetScaler
15 27 (6.43%) Wireless
16 18 (4.29%) Internet
17 14 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
18 12 (2.86%) Intranet
18 12 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
19 10 (2.38%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
2 15 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.14%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.43%) Big Data
5 6 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2019
8 3 (0.71%) MySQL
8 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.24%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.19%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.19%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.95%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.95%) MSI
3 3 (0.71%) Bitbucket
3 3 (0.71%) InstallShield
3 3 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.24%) Hudson
General
1 59 (14.05%) Finance
2 18 (4.29%) Banking
3 14 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.62%) Public Sector
5 9 (2.14%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.67%) Retail
7 5 (1.19%) Electronics
7 5 (1.19%) Law
7 5 (1.19%) Marketing
8 4 (0.95%) Housing Association
9 3 (0.71%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.71%) Billing
9 3 (0.71%) Local Government
10 2 (0.48%) Back Office
10 2 (0.48%) Legal
11 1 (0.24%) Advertising
11 1 (0.24%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 86 (20.48%) Analyst
2 74 (17.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 54 (12.86%) Support Engineer
4 48 (11.43%) IT Engineer
5 40 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 35 (8.33%) IT Support
7 32 (7.62%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 30 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
8 30 (7.14%) Server Engineer
9 24 (5.71%) Service Analyst
9 24 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
10 22 (5.24%) Azure Engineer
10 22 (5.24%) IT Analyst
11 19 (4.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 18 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support
12 18 (4.29%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
13 17 (4.05%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 17 (4.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 17 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
14 16 (3.81%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.90%) .NET
1 8 (1.90%) Web Services
2 7 (1.67%) CSS
2 7 (1.67%) HTML
2 7 (1.67%) XML
3 6 (1.43%) LDAP
4 3 (0.71%) AngularJS
4 3 (0.71%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (0.71%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (0.71%) WSH
5 2 (0.48%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.48%) Ajax
5 2 (0.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (0.48%) Classic ASP
5 2 (0.48%) Entity Framework
5 2 (0.48%) jQuery
5 2 (0.48%) SOAP
6 1 (0.24%) ADSI
6 1 (0.24%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 72 (17.14%) Data Centre
2 38 (9.05%) Self-Motivation
3 29 (6.90%) Clustering
4 27 (6.43%) Replication
5 25 (5.95%) Management Information System
6 16 (3.81%) Driving Licence
7 8 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (1.90%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.43%) EMC VNXe
8 6 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (1.43%) FlexPod
8 6 (1.43%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 5 (1.19%) Life Science
9 5 (1.19%) PKI
9 5 (1.19%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.19%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.95%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.95%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.71%) HP Storage
11 3 (0.71%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 420 (100.00%) Windows
2 290 (69.05%) Windows Server
3 224 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 198 (47.14%) Windows Server 2016
5 131 (31.19%) Windows 10
6 117 (27.86%) Windows 7
7 87 (20.71%) Windows Server 2019
8 41 (9.76%) Windows 8
9 33 (7.86%) Linux
10 30 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (4.76%) Android
12 14 (3.33%) CentOS
13 13 (3.10%) Mac OS X
14 8 (1.90%) Data ONTAP
14 8 (1.90%) Unix
15 7 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (1.19%) Check Point GAiA
17 4 (0.95%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.95%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.71%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (25.71%) ITIL
2 95 (22.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 46 (10.95%) Change Management
4 42 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 39 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
6 28 (6.67%) Project Management
7 25 (5.95%) Incident Management
8 24 (5.71%) Service Delivery
9 23 (5.48%) Server Management
10 20 (4.76%) Mentoring
10 20 (4.76%) Storage Management
11 19 (4.52%) Service Management
12 18 (4.29%) ITSM
12 18 (4.29%) Proactive Monitoring
13 17 (4.05%) Project Delivery
14 16 (3.81%) Migration
14 16 (3.81%) Patch Management
14 16 (3.81%) Problem Management
15 15 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (3.33%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 90 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 49 (11.67%) SQL
3 12 (2.86%) T-SQL
4 11 (2.62%) VBScript
5 7 (1.67%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.67%) Python
6 5 (1.19%) C#
7 3 (0.71%) Perl
7 3 (0.71%) PHP
7 3 (0.71%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.71%) VB
8 2 (0.48%) ActionScript
8 2 (0.48%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.24%) R
9 1 (0.24%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 81 (19.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (11.43%) MCSA
3 45 (10.71%) MCSE
4 37 (8.81%) Security Cleared
5 35 (8.33%) Server+ Certification
6 25 (5.95%) SC Cleared
7 19 (4.52%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (4.05%) CCNA
9 15 (3.57%) Degree
10 13 (3.10%) DV Cleared
11 12 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
11 12 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.43%) MCITP
13 5 (1.19%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.95%) CCNP
14 4 (0.95%) MCP
15 3 (0.71%) HND
16 2 (0.48%) CISSP
16 2 (0.48%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (10.71%) SLA
2 7 (1.67%) GDPR
3 6 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.95%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.95%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 321 (76.43%) Active Directory
2 176 (41.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 130 (30.95%) Hyper-V
4 50 (11.90%) vSphere
5 47 (11.19%) VMware ESXi
6 34 (8.10%) XenApp
7 20 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
8 19 (4.52%) XenDesktop
9 17 (4.05%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (1.67%) DFS Replication
12 5 (1.19%) Firmware
13 4 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.95%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.95%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.48%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.48%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.48%) vCloud
15 1 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 80 (19.05%) SCCM
2 26 (6.19%) SCVMM
3 25 (5.95%) WSUS
4 23 (5.48%) Microsoft Intune
4 23 (5.48%) SCOM
5 19 (4.52%) Backup Exec
6 17 (4.05%) Ansible
7 12 (2.86%) NetBackup
8 11 (2.62%) EMC NetWorker
9 9 (2.14%) vCenter Server
10 8 (1.90%) HP Data Protector
11 7 (1.67%) Puppet
12 6 (1.43%) Nessus
12 6 (1.43%) Terraform
13 4 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
13 4 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
13 4 (0.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 3 (0.71%) AirWatch
14 3 (0.71%) Nagios
14 3 (0.71%) Simpana
Vendors
1 308 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 279 (66.43%) VMware
3 143 (34.05%) Citrix
4 117 (27.86%) Cisco
5 60 (14.29%) Veeam
6 53 (12.62%) HP
7 31 (7.38%) Dell
7 31 (7.38%) EMC
8 30 (7.14%) Sophos
9 29 (6.90%) NetApp
10 22 (5.24%) Apple
10 22 (5.24%) Symantec
11 16 (3.81%) CheckPoint
11 16 (3.81%) SonicWALL
12 15 (3.57%) Red Hat
13 13 (3.10%) CommVault
14 12 (2.86%) Palo Alto
15 11 (2.62%) Juniper
15 11 (2.62%) Siemens
16 10 (2.38%) Avaya