Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 232 183 139
Rank change year-on-year -49 -44 -38
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2,099 3,269 4,176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.46% 1.90% 2.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.39% 8.16% 9.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,796 2,736 3,649
UK median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% - +0.67%
10th Percentile £23,625 £23,500 £23,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,500 £33,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +7.58% -2.94% -2.86%

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 32,857 40,047 41,942
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.91% 23.30% 24.37%
Number of salaries quoted 26,125 32,354 34,929
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +2.27%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £72,600
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 18 June 2019.

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 18 June 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 -42 1,964 £38,500 +2.67% 61
UK excluding London -32 1,372 £35,500 +7.58% 51
London -79 679 £45,000 - 13
South East +1 454 £39,500 +12.86% 17
North of England -45 322 £32,000 -5.88% 14
East of England +44 195 £37,750 +3.42% 1
Yorkshire -21 186 £32,250 -14.00% 9
South West -44 165 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Midlands -47 149 £32,500 +6.56% 11
North West -63 127 £32,000 +6.67% 5
West Midlands -28 116 £32,500 +3.17% 8
Scotland +13 63 £31,500 +5.00% 3
East Midlands -36 33 £34,000 +18.26% 3
Wales +5 24 £41,250 +43.49%
North East +11 10 £32,500 +18.18%
Northern Ireland -35 4 £35,250 +43.88%

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 2,099 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,628 (77.56%) Windows Server
3 1,538 (73.27%) Active Directory
4 1,314 (62.60%) Microsoft
5 1,311 (62.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 1,182 (56.31%) VMware
7 945 (45.02%) Office 365
8 734 (34.97%) DNS
9 723 (34.44%) VMware Infrastructure
10 707 (33.68%) MS Exchange
11 676 (32.21%) Hyper-V
12 673 (32.06%) DHCP
13 657 (31.30%) Windows 7
14 624 (29.73%) Windows 10
15 606 (28.87%) Firewall
16 602 (28.68%) Microsoft Azure
17 507 (24.15%) Cisco
18 487 (23.20%) ITIL
19 486 (23.15%) PowerShell
20 463 (22.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 459 (21.87%) SQL Server
22 451 (21.49%) Microsoft Office
23 446 (21.25%) Citrix
24 409 (19.49%) Microsoft Certification
25 397 (18.91%) TCP/IP
26 391 (18.63%) SQL
27 375 (17.87%) Exchange Server 2010
28 371 (17.68%) Linux
29 366 (17.44%) WAN
30 357 (17.01%) 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
1 707 (33.68%) MS Exchange
2 375 (17.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 259 (12.34%) Exchange Server 2013
4 195 (9.29%) IIS
5 193 (9.19%) SharePoint
6 106 (5.05%) Skype for Business
7 64 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 42 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 28 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
10 23 (1.10%) IBM Notes
11 19 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
12 12 (0.57%) Apache
13 11 (0.52%) Tomcat
14 8 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.24%) Confluence
15 5 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
16 4 (0.19%) IBM Domino
16 4 (0.19%) IBM HTTP Server
16 4 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
16 4 (0.19%) WildFly
Applications
1 451 (21.49%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.095%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.048%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.048%) Revit
Business Applications
1 26 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.19%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.048%) Aareon QL
4 1 (0.048%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.048%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.048%) Lawson
4 1 (0.048%) Magento
4 1 (0.048%) MIS ActiveH
4 1 (0.048%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.048%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.048%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.048%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.048%) Sage 300 ERP
4 1 (0.048%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 945 (45.02%) Office 365
2 602 (28.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 232 (11.05%) Amazon AWS
4 77 (3.67%) IaaS
5 66 (3.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 62 (2.95%) Mimecast
7 51 (2.43%) PaaS
8 40 (1.91%) SaaS
9 35 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
10 33 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
11 25 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
12 23 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
13 22 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 22 (1.05%) Datadog
14 19 (0.91%) OneDrive
15 14 (0.67%) IBM Cloud
15 14 (0.67%) SoftLayer
16 8 (0.38%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 6 (0.29%) G Suite
18 5 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 734 (34.97%) DNS
2 673 (32.06%) DHCP
3 606 (28.87%) Firewall
4 397 (18.91%) TCP/IP
5 366 (17.44%) WAN
6 357 (17.01%) LAN
7 346 (16.48%) SAN
8 246 (11.72%) VPN
9 169 (8.05%) VLAN
10 159 (7.58%) VoIP
11 141 (6.72%) Wireless
12 123 (5.86%) Internet
13 115 (5.48%) Skype
14 87 (4.14%) Remote Desktop
15 79 (3.76%) NAS
16 75 (3.57%) Network Security
17 62 (2.95%) MPLS
18 58 (2.76%) iSCSI
18 58 (2.76%) Wi-Fi
19 56 (2.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 459 (21.87%) SQL Server
2 147 (7.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 87 (4.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 46 (2.19%) SQL Server 2014
5 39 (1.86%) SQL Server 2016
6 37 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
7 34 (1.62%) Relational Database
8 26 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 25 (1.19%) MySQL
9 25 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 25 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 23 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
11 18 (0.86%) Oracle Database
12 16 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (0.67%) NoSQL
14 13 (0.62%) Data Lake
15 12 (0.57%) Hadoop
15 12 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
16 11 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
17 9 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 35 (1.67%) MSI
2 33 (1.57%) Visual Studio
3 26 (1.24%) Jenkins
4 23 (1.10%) Travis CI
5 22 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 22 (1.05%) Vagrant
6 21 (1.00%) Git (software)
6 21 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (0.95%) InstallShield
7 20 (0.95%) JIRA
8 19 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
9 18 (0.86%) TeamCity
10 15 (0.71%) AdminStudio
11 14 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (0.29%) Chocolatey
13 5 (0.24%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
13 5 (0.24%) Subversion
13 5 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 5 (0.24%) WinDbg
General
1 268 (12.77%) Finance
2 67 (3.19%) Legal
3 58 (2.76%) Retail
4 46 (2.19%) Law
5 44 (2.10%) Banking
6 32 (1.52%) Telecoms
7 28 (1.33%) Manufacturing
8 25 (1.19%) Marketing
9 20 (0.95%) Back Office
10 16 (0.76%) Aerospace
11 12 (0.57%) Automotive
12 11 (0.52%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.48%) Advertising
14 8 (0.38%) Front Office
15 7 (0.33%) Military
16 6 (0.29%) Local Government
17 4 (0.19%) Games
17 4 (0.19%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.14%) Electronics
18 3 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 408 (19.44%) Analyst
2 387 (18.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 340 (16.20%) Support Engineer
4 259 (12.34%) IT Engineer
5 248 (11.82%) IT Support
6 184 (8.77%) Support Analyst
7 176 (8.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 162 (7.72%) 2nd Line Support
8 162 (7.72%) Windows Engineer
9 147 (7.00%) IT Support Engineer
10 136 (6.48%) 3rd Line Support
11 126 (6.00%) Administrator
12 105 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
13 103 (4.91%) IT Analyst
14 94 (4.48%) Server Engineer
14 94 (4.48%) Systems Engineer
15 91 (4.34%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 88 (4.19%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 80 (3.81%) Technical Support
18 78 (3.72%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (2.76%) .NET
2 35 (1.67%) Web Services
3 29 (1.38%) Elastic Stack
4 22 (1.05%) JSON
5 18 (0.86%) .NET Framework
6 17 (0.81%) X-Windows
7 16 (0.76%) LDAP
7 16 (0.76%) Software Packaging
8 8 (0.38%) 802.1X
8 8 (0.38%) ASP.NET
8 8 (0.38%) HTML
9 7 (0.33%) Middleware
9 7 (0.33%) WSH
10 6 (0.29%) ADSI
11 5 (0.24%) Ajax
11 5 (0.24%) CSS
11 5 (0.24%) SAML
12 4 (0.19%) MSMQ
12 4 (0.19%) Web Services Management
12 4 (0.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 169 (8.05%) Data Centre
2 132 (6.29%) Self-Motivation
3 128 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
4 96 (4.57%) Clustering
5 94 (4.48%) Management Information System
6 81 (3.86%) Replication
7 80 (3.81%) PKI
8 66 (3.14%) iPhone
9 47 (2.24%) Driving Licence
10 43 (2.05%) iPad
10 43 (2.05%) Public Cloud
11 37 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
12 34 (1.62%) CMDB
12 34 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
13 33 (1.57%) Fat Client
13 33 (1.57%) Thin Client
14 26 (1.24%) Smartphone
15 20 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
16 18 (0.86%) Blackberry
17 17 (0.81%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 2,099 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,628 (77.56%) Windows Server
3 1,311 (62.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 657 (31.30%) Windows 7
5 624 (29.73%) Windows 10
6 371 (17.68%) Linux
7 292 (13.91%) Windows 8
8 253 (12.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 77 (3.67%) Windows XP
10 69 (3.29%) CentOS
11 66 (3.14%) Unix
12 65 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 60 (2.86%) Android
14 52 (2.48%) Ubuntu
15 42 (2.00%) AIX
16 35 (1.67%) Apple iOS
17 29 (1.38%) Mac OS X
18 22 (1.05%) DC/OS
19 16 (0.76%) Windows Vista
20 15 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 487 (23.20%) ITIL
2 463 (22.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 246 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
4 160 (7.62%) Migration
5 149 (7.10%) Agile Software Development
6 142 (6.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 111 (5.29%) Project Management
8 104 (4.95%) Root Cause Analysis
9 98 (4.67%) Patch Management
10 94 (4.48%) Mentoring
10 94 (4.48%) Problem Management
10 94 (4.48%) Service Delivery
11 90 (4.29%) Service Management
12 77 (3.67%) DevOps
13 75 (3.57%) Information Security
13 75 (3.57%) Time Management
14 74 (3.53%) Incident Management
15 72 (3.43%) Configuration Management
16 70 (3.33%) Server Management
17 68 (3.24%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 486 (23.15%) PowerShell
2 391 (18.63%) SQL
3 59 (2.81%) Python
4 57 (2.72%) VBScript
5 48 (2.29%) T-SQL
6 40 (1.91%) C#
7 37 (1.76%) VB
8 36 (1.72%) Bash Shell
9 35 (1.67%) C
10 32 (1.52%) Shell Script
11 26 (1.24%) Perl
12 13 (0.62%) Java
13 8 (0.38%) JavaScript
13 8 (0.38%) Ruby
14 7 (0.33%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.33%) VBA
15 5 (0.24%) PHP
15 5 (0.24%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.14%) Bourne shell
17 2 (0.095%) sed
Qualifications
1 409 (19.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 225 (10.72%) MCSE
3 164 (7.81%) MCSA
4 159 (7.58%) Cisco Certification
5 134 (6.38%) CCNA
6 111 (5.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 101 (4.81%) MCP
8 96 (4.57%) Security Cleared
9 87 (4.14%) Degree
9 87 (4.14%) MCITP
10 59 (2.81%) SC Cleared
11 57 (2.72%) CCNP
12 41 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
13 38 (1.81%) MCTS
14 32 (1.52%) A+ Certification
15 28 (1.33%) CISSP
15 28 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
16 24 (1.14%) DV Cleared
17 20 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
18 18 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (9.05%) SLA
2 48 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (1.76%) GDPR
4 16 (0.76%) COBIT
4 16 (0.76%) QA
5 15 (0.71%) ISO 9001
6 12 (0.57%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.38%) ISO 22301
8 6 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (0.29%) PMO
9 3 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.048%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.048%) DICOM
11 1 (0.048%) TickIT
System Software
1 1,538 (73.27%) Active Directory
2 723 (34.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 676 (32.21%) Hyper-V
4 239 (11.39%) VMware ESXi
5 220 (10.48%) vSphere
6 162 (7.72%) XenApp
7 104 (4.95%) XenDesktop
8 74 (3.53%) Microsoft App-V
9 62 (2.95%) Virtual Machines
10 54 (2.57%) Virtual Servers
11 35 (1.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 33 (1.57%) Docker
13 25 (1.19%) Terminal Services
13 25 (1.19%) VirtualBox
14 23 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
15 21 (1.00%) BitLocker
16 17 (0.81%) LXC
16 17 (0.81%) Xen
17 15 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 14 (0.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 331 (15.77%) SCCM
2 116 (5.53%) SCOM
3 114 (5.43%) WSUS
4 112 (5.34%) Backup Exec
5 73 (3.48%) vCenter Server
6 63 (3.00%) Puppet
7 57 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
8 51 (2.43%) Ansible
9 39 (1.86%) Norton AntiVirus
10 36 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
11 34 (1.62%) SCVMM
12 28 (1.33%) Kubernetes
13 23 (1.10%) Docker Swarm
13 23 (1.10%) Terraform
14 22 (1.05%) Packer
15 20 (0.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 18 (0.86%) SCOrch
16 18 (0.86%) vRealize
17 17 (0.81%) AirWatch
18 16 (0.76%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1,314 (62.60%) Microsoft
2 1,182 (56.31%) VMware
3 507 (24.15%) Cisco
4 446 (21.25%) Citrix
5 303 (14.44%) HP
6 183 (8.72%) Dell
7 155 (7.38%) Veeam
8 139 (6.62%) NetApp
9 108 (5.15%) Symantec
10 87 (4.14%) Apple
11 85 (4.05%) Red Hat
12 78 (3.72%) EMC
13 70 (3.33%) Oracle
14 67 (3.19%) IBM
14 67 (3.19%) SonicWALL
15 57 (2.72%) Avaya
16 53 (2.53%) Meraki
17 51 (2.43%) Sophos
18 47 (2.24%) SolarWinds
19 45 (2.14%) Ivanti