Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 289 214 171
Rank change year-on-year -75 -43 -30
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1,355 2,510 3,727
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 1.67% 2.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.99% 7.20% 8.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1,173 2,147 3,200
UK median annual salary £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £22,773 £24,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,550 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -4.29% +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 27,130 34,881 42,546
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.16% 23.16% 24.17%
Number of salaries quoted 21,768 27,991 34,941
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,240 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.57% +5.00% +1.27%

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 16 February 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 16 February 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 -74 1,251 £35,750 -4.67% 323
UK excluding London -30 922 £33,500 -4.29% 261
London -128 384 £45,000 +5.88% 90
South East -53 265 £34,000 -9.33% 59
North of England 0 231 £35,000 +3.70% 78
Midlands -5 164 £31,000 -11.43% 35
North West 0 118 £33,000 +1.54% 43
Yorkshire +17 109 £37,500 +15.38% 22
South West +3 103 £31,500 -8.70% 24
East of England -40 103 £33,000 -5.71% 37
West Midlands -3 93 £29,000 -22.67% 25
East Midlands +13 70 £37,500 +15.38% 10
Wales -14 30 £37,500 +2.74% 13
Scotland +7 21 £36,000 +20.00% 13
Northern Ireland +16 5 £36,750 -2.00% 2
North East -21 4 £72,312 +68.06% 13

For the 6 months to 16 February 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 1,355 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,027 (75.79%) Windows Server
3 1,009 (74.46%) Active Directory
4 890 (65.68%) Microsoft
5 739 (54.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 700 (51.66%) VMware
7 676 (49.89%) Office 365
8 461 (34.02%) DNS
9 457 (33.73%) VMware Infrastructure
10 427 (31.51%) DHCP
11 426 (31.44%) Windows 10
12 416 (30.70%) MS Exchange
13 414 (30.55%) Windows 7
14 408 (30.11%) Firewall
15 394 (29.08%) Azure
16 352 (25.98%) ITIL
17 343 (25.31%) Citrix
18 341 (25.17%) Hyper-V
19 317 (23.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 298 (21.99%) PowerShell
21 274 (20.22%) TCP/IP
22 266 (19.63%) SQL Server
23 254 (18.75%) Cisco
24 240 (17.71%) SCCM
25 236 (17.42%) Microsoft Certification
25 236 (17.42%) Microsoft Office
26 229 (16.90%) Exchange Server 2010
27 214 (15.79%) Linux
28 213 (15.72%) SQL
29 190 (14.02%) Problem-Solving

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
1 416 (30.70%) MS Exchange
2 229 (16.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 173 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 115 (8.49%) SharePoint
5 110 (8.12%) IIS
6 74 (5.46%) Skype for Business
7 61 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 17 (1.25%) Apache
9 13 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (0.66%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.59%) Drupal
13 7 (0.52%) IBM HTTP Server
13 7 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.52%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.52%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
15 5 (0.37%) SAS
Applications
1 236 (17.42%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (0.59%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.15%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.074%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.074%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 17 (1.25%) Salerio
2 6 (0.44%) Sage 200
3 5 (0.37%) Exchequer
3 5 (0.37%) Line 50
3 5 (0.37%) Pegasus Opera
4 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.15%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.15%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.074%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.074%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.074%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 676 (49.89%) Office 365
2 394 (29.08%) Azure
3 173 (12.77%) AWS
4 47 (3.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 41 (3.03%) SaaS
6 33 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
7 31 (2.29%) Mimecast
8 30 (2.21%) IaaS
9 21 (1.55%) PaaS
10 17 (1.25%) OneDrive
11 16 (1.18%) GCP
12 11 (0.81%) Power Platform
13 8 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 7 (0.52%) G Suite
14 7 (0.52%) PowerApps
15 6 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
16 4 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
16 4 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 461 (34.02%) DNS
2 427 (31.51%) DHCP
3 408 (30.11%) Firewall
4 274 (20.22%) TCP/IP
5 164 (12.10%) LAN
6 163 (12.03%) SAN
7 158 (11.66%) WAN
8 148 (10.92%) VPN
9 124 (9.15%) VLAN
10 102 (7.53%) Wireless
11 92 (6.79%) Skype
12 80 (5.90%) VoIP
13 76 (5.61%) Internet
14 49 (3.62%) NetScaler
15 46 (3.39%) Remote Desktop
16 43 (3.17%) NAS
17 28 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
18 26 (1.92%) MPLS
18 26 (1.92%) VSAN
19 23 (1.70%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (19.63%) SQL Server
2 79 (5.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 61 (4.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 30 (2.21%) SQL Server 2014
5 27 (1.99%) MySQL
6 24 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
6 24 (1.77%) SQL Server 2016
7 18 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
9 13 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (0.52%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.44%) Power BI
14 5 (0.37%) SQL Server 2017
15 3 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
15 3 (0.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (2.36%) Git (software)
2 26 (1.92%) JIRA
3 22 (1.62%) TeamCity
4 21 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
5 19 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
6 15 (1.11%) MSI
7 9 (0.66%) Jenkins
8 8 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (0.59%) Visual Studio
9 7 (0.52%) AdminStudio
9 7 (0.52%) InstallShield
10 6 (0.44%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.30%) Chocolatey
11 4 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.15%) WinDbg
13 1 (0.074%) Bitbucket Server
13 1 (0.074%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.074%) Sourcetree
13 1 (0.074%) Subversion
General
1 152 (11.22%) Finance
2 49 (3.62%) Public Sector
3 35 (2.58%) Retail
3 35 (2.58%) Telecoms
4 28 (2.07%) Legal
5 21 (1.55%) Manufacturing
6 16 (1.18%) Automotive
7 14 (1.03%) Local Government
8 13 (0.96%) Law
9 12 (0.89%) Publishing
10 10 (0.74%) Back Office
11 9 (0.66%) Banking
12 5 (0.37%) Advertising
12 5 (0.37%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.37%) Games
12 5 (0.37%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.30%) Czech Language
13 4 (0.30%) French Language
14 3 (0.22%) Marketing
15 2 (0.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 291 (21.48%) Support Engineer
2 238 (17.56%) Analyst
3 230 (16.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 193 (14.24%) IT Support
5 177 (13.06%) IT Engineer
6 116 (8.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 100 (7.38%) IT Support Engineer
8 88 (6.49%) Support Analyst
9 86 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support
10 78 (5.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 75 (5.54%) 3rd Line Support
11 75 (5.54%) IT Analyst
12 64 (4.72%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 60 (4.43%) Server Engineer
14 55 (4.06%) Consultant
14 55 (4.06%) Systems Engineer
15 53 (3.91%) Administrator
16 50 (3.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 49 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 49 (3.62%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (3.62%) .NET
2 28 (2.07%) Web Services
3 26 (1.92%) XML
4 21 (1.55%) Elastic Stack
4 21 (1.55%) LDAP
5 18 (1.33%) JSON
6 17 (1.25%) HTML
6 17 (1.25%) Regular Expression
7 13 (0.96%) HTML5
8 12 (0.89%) CSS
9 9 (0.66%) ASP.NET
10 8 (0.59%) LAMP
11 7 (0.52%) Middleware
11 7 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
12 5 (0.37%) Spring
13 4 (0.30%) .NET Framework
13 4 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (0.30%) LAPP Stack
13 4 (0.30%) Software Packaging
13 4 (0.30%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 128 (9.45%) Data Centre
2 80 (5.90%) Management Information System
3 67 (4.94%) Self-Motivation
4 51 (3.76%) Driving Licence
5 47 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
6 45 (3.32%) Clustering
7 41 (3.03%) Replication
8 25 (1.85%) iPhone
9 23 (1.70%) Public Cloud
10 22 (1.62%) CCTV
11 21 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
12 19 (1.40%) Client/Server
13 18 (1.33%) Derivative
13 18 (1.33%) Equities
13 18 (1.33%) iPad
13 18 (1.33%) PKI
14 17 (1.25%) Blackberry
14 17 (1.25%) SWIFT
14 17 (1.25%) User Experience
15 16 (1.18%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,355 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,027 (75.79%) Windows Server
3 739 (54.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 426 (31.44%) Windows 10
5 414 (30.55%) Windows 7
6 214 (15.79%) Linux
7 176 (12.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 167 (12.32%) Windows 8
9 54 (3.99%) Unix
10 50 (3.69%) Mac OS X
11 44 (3.25%) Android
12 39 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 31 (2.29%) CentOS
14 27 (1.99%) Mac OS
15 23 (1.70%) Apple iOS
16 19 (1.40%) Windows XP
17 15 (1.11%) AIX
18 13 (0.96%) Ubuntu
19 10 (0.74%) Windows Vista
20 8 (0.59%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (25.98%) ITIL
2 317 (23.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 190 (14.02%) Problem-Solving
4 98 (7.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 94 (6.94%) Change Management
6 93 (6.86%) Service Delivery
7 71 (5.24%) Problem Management
7 71 (5.24%) Service Management
8 65 (4.80%) Patch Management
9 62 (4.58%) Server Management
10 61 (4.50%) DevOps
11 56 (4.13%) Incident Management
11 56 (4.13%) Time Management
12 55 (4.06%) Mentoring
13 51 (3.76%) Agile Software Development
14 49 (3.62%) ITIL V3
15 48 (3.54%) Cybersecurity
16 45 (3.32%) Configuration Management
16 45 (3.32%) Migration
16 45 (3.32%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 298 (21.99%) PowerShell
2 213 (15.72%) SQL
3 40 (2.95%) Bash Shell
4 31 (2.29%) Python
5 22 (1.62%) T-SQL
6 21 (1.55%) C#
7 19 (1.40%) Perl
8 16 (1.18%) Java
9 15 (1.11%) Shell Script
9 15 (1.11%) VBScript
10 14 (1.03%) PHP
11 12 (0.89%) VB
12 11 (0.81%) Ruby
13 10 (0.74%) C
14 8 (0.59%) JavaScript
15 7 (0.52%) PHP 5
16 4 (0.30%) Go
16 4 (0.30%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.22%) Groovy
17 3 (0.22%) R
Qualifications
1 236 (17.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 136 (10.04%) MCSE
3 125 (9.23%) MCSA
4 116 (8.56%) Cisco Certification
5 105 (7.75%) CCNA
6 73 (5.39%) Degree
7 63 (4.65%) Security Cleared
8 61 (4.50%) MCP
9 60 (4.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 44 (3.25%) CCNP
11 43 (3.17%) MCITP
12 30 (2.21%) SC Cleared
13 27 (1.99%) DBS Check
13 27 (1.99%) DV Cleared
14 25 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
15 22 (1.62%) A+ Certification
16 16 (1.18%) CCA
16 16 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
18 12 (0.89%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (13.95%) SLA
2 49 (3.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (1.99%) PCI DSS
4 24 (1.77%) Cyber Essentials
5 22 (1.62%) COBIT
6 19 (1.40%) GDPR
7 16 (1.18%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.44%) Actionable Recommendations
9 6 (0.44%) QA
10 4 (0.30%) NIST
11 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.15%) NCSC
13 1 (0.074%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,009 (74.46%) Active Directory
2 457 (33.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 341 (25.17%) Hyper-V
4 145 (10.70%) XenApp
5 143 (10.55%) VMware ESXi
6 132 (9.74%) vSphere
7 83 (6.13%) XenDesktop
8 61 (4.50%) Virtual Machines
9 26 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
10 23 (1.70%) Terminal Services
11 22 (1.62%) Microsoft App-V
12 16 (1.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 16 (1.18%) DFS Replication
13 12 (0.89%) VMware Server
14 9 (0.66%) Docker
15 8 (0.59%) NFS
16 7 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 7 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
16 7 (0.52%) VirtualBox
16 7 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 240 (17.71%) SCCM
2 92 (6.79%) WSUS
3 49 (3.62%) SCOM
4 40 (2.95%) Backup Exec
5 38 (2.80%) SCVMM
6 35 (2.58%) Puppet
7 34 (2.51%) NetBackup
8 29 (2.14%) Ansible
9 28 (2.07%) Microsoft Intune
9 28 (2.07%) vCenter Server
10 27 (1.99%) Norton AntiVirus
11 24 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
12 23 (1.70%) Nagios
13 21 (1.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 20 (1.48%) Nessus
15 18 (1.33%) SCOrch
16 17 (1.25%) EMC NetWorker
17 16 (1.18%) Jamf Pro
18 14 (1.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 14 (1.03%) Terraform
Vendors
1 890 (65.68%) Microsoft
2 700 (51.66%) VMware
3 343 (25.31%) Citrix
4 254 (18.75%) Cisco
5 176 (12.99%) HP
6 118 (8.71%) Veeam
7 90 (6.64%) Apple
8 89 (6.57%) Symantec
9 64 (4.72%) Dell
10 59 (4.35%) EMC
11 58 (4.28%) NetApp
12 51 (3.76%) Red Hat
13 50 (3.69%) ServiceNow
14 41 (3.03%) Oracle
15 39 (2.88%) Mitel
16 37 (2.73%) SonicWALL
17 35 (2.58%) Avaya
18 33 (2.44%) IBM
19 31 (2.29%) WatchGuard
20 29 (2.14%) Sophos