Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 347 248 201
Rank change year-on-year -99 -47 -40
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 425 1,959 2,997
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 1.38% 1.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.93% 6.04% 7.76%
Number of salaries quoted 372 1,671 2,566
Median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% +2.67%
10th Percentile £25,525 £23,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 10,827 32,425 38,642
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.43% 22.90% 23.04%
Number of salaries quoted 8,877 25,570 31,165
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,250 £25,110
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +9.76% +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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -95 396 £40,000 +6.67% 73
UK excluding London -60 287 £35,000 - 71
London -40 134 £55,000 +22.22% 8
South East -20 85 £45,000 +20.00% 20
North of England +10 70 £35,000 +11.11% 22
Midlands +23 45 £32,500 +12.07% 10
East of England +28 39 £40,000 +1.91% 8
North West +54 33 £35,000 +9.38% 12
West Midlands +26 32 £32,500 +12.07% 6
Yorkshire +12 28 £36,750 +14.84% 9
Work from Home +30 26 £57,500 +64.29% 4
South West +4 22 £35,000 +2.94% 5
Wales +41 15 £32,000 -12.93% 2
East Midlands +52 13 £42,500 +41.67% 4
Scotland +46 11 £50,000 +36.35% 3
North East +24 9 £23,125 -22.92% 1

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 425 (100.00%) Windows
2 330 (77.65%) Active Directory
3 309 (72.71%) Windows Server
4 301 (70.82%) Microsoft
5 286 (67.29%) VMware
6 230 (54.12%) Office 365
7 226 (53.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 220 (51.76%) Windows Server 2016
9 189 (44.47%) DNS
10 181 (42.59%) VMware Infrastructure
11 180 (42.35%) Azure
12 173 (40.71%) DHCP
13 150 (35.29%) Hyper-V
14 145 (34.12%) Citrix
15 141 (33.18%) Windows 10
16 133 (31.29%) MS Exchange
17 128 (30.12%) Windows 7
18 121 (28.47%) ITIL
19 119 (28.00%) TCP/IP
20 116 (27.29%) Cisco
21 110 (25.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 106 (24.94%) LAN
23 100 (23.53%) WAN
24 96 (22.59%) PowerShell
25 95 (22.35%) Firewall
26 92 (21.65%) SAN
27 88 (20.71%) SCCM
28 86 (20.24%) Microsoft Certification
29 85 (20.00%) Data Centre
30 82 (19.29%) Microsoft Office

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
1 133 (31.29%) MS Exchange
2 61 (14.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 54 (12.71%) IIS
4 48 (11.29%) SharePoint
5 38 (8.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 24 (5.65%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.41%) Confluence
7 6 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.71%) Oracle Application Server
10 3 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.47%) Apache
12 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 82 (19.29%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.82%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.94%) Salerio
3 3 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.47%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.47%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.24%) BASE24
5 1 (0.24%) Faxination
Cloud Services
1 230 (54.12%) Office 365
2 180 (42.35%) Azure
3 59 (13.88%) AWS
4 35 (8.24%) IaaS
5 20 (4.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (4.71%) PaaS
5 20 (4.71%) SaaS
6 13 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (2.35%) Mimecast
8 6 (1.41%) Power Platform
9 3 (0.71%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.24%) G Suite
11 1 (0.24%) GCP
11 1 (0.24%) Logic Apps
11 1 (0.24%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 189 (44.47%) DNS
2 173 (40.71%) DHCP
3 119 (28.00%) TCP/IP
4 106 (24.94%) LAN
5 100 (23.53%) WAN
6 95 (22.35%) Firewall
7 92 (21.65%) SAN
8 62 (14.59%) VPN
9 46 (10.82%) iSCSI
10 40 (9.41%) Fibre Channel
11 34 (8.00%) NetScaler
11 34 (8.00%) Wireless
12 33 (7.76%) VoIP
13 31 (7.29%) Skype
14 26 (6.12%) VLAN
15 25 (5.88%) Internet
16 22 (5.18%) Remote Desktop
17 15 (3.53%) Wi-Fi
18 10 (2.35%) FTP
19 9 (2.12%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (18.12%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.47%) Amazon RDS
3 17 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (3.06%) SQL Server 2016
5 12 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (2.35%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.18%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.18%) Power BI
9 4 (0.94%) MySQL
9 4 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.71%) Big Data
10 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2019
11 2 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.47%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.24%) RavenDB
12 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.35%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.12%) JIRA
3 6 (1.41%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (0.94%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.71%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.24%) MSI
7 1 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
General
1 48 (11.29%) Finance
2 8 (1.88%) Law
3 7 (1.65%) Banking
3 7 (1.65%) Public Sector
4 6 (1.41%) Back Office
5 5 (1.18%) Local Government
6 4 (0.94%) Retail
7 3 (0.71%) Billing
7 3 (0.71%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.47%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.24%) Advertising
9 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) Games
9 1 (0.24%) International Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Legal
9 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 82 (19.29%) Analyst
2 77 (18.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 51 (12.00%) IT Engineer
4 49 (11.53%) Support Engineer
5 38 (8.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 38 (8.94%) Server Engineer
6 34 (8.00%) IT Support
7 28 (6.59%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 28 (6.59%) 3rd Line Support
8 21 (4.94%) 2nd Line Support
8 21 (4.94%) IT Analyst
9 20 (4.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 19 (4.47%) Consultant
10 19 (4.47%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 19 (4.47%) Service Analyst
11 18 (4.24%) Service Desk Analyst
11 18 (4.24%) Systems Engineer
12 17 (4.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 17 (4.00%) Support Analyst
13 16 (3.76%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.29%) .NET
2 12 (2.82%) LDAP
2 12 (2.82%) Web Services
2 12 (2.82%) XML
3 8 (1.88%) CSS
3 8 (1.88%) HTML
4 6 (1.41%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.18%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.94%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (0.94%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.71%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.71%) DHTML
7 3 (0.71%) jQuery
7 3 (0.71%) WSH
7 3 (0.71%) XHTML
8 2 (0.47%) Classic ASP
8 2 (0.47%) EDI
8 2 (0.47%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.47%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 85 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 37 (8.71%) Self-Motivation
3 32 (7.53%) Clustering
4 27 (6.35%) Management Information System
5 23 (5.41%) Replication
6 15 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (2.59%) Driving Licence
8 10 (2.35%) Life Science
9 9 (2.12%) Private Cloud
10 8 (1.88%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.65%) HP Storage
12 6 (1.41%) EMC VMAX
12 6 (1.41%) EMC VNX
12 6 (1.41%) Equities
12 6 (1.41%) Fat Client
12 6 (1.41%) IBM XIV
12 6 (1.41%) Thin Client
13 5 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (1.18%) PKI
14 4 (0.94%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 425 (100.00%) Windows
2 309 (72.71%) Windows Server
3 226 (53.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 220 (51.76%) Windows Server 2016
5 141 (33.18%) Windows 10
6 128 (30.12%) Windows 7
7 79 (18.59%) Windows Server 2019
8 73 (17.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 64 (15.06%) Windows 8
10 56 (13.18%) Linux
11 30 (7.06%) Unix
12 17 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (2.12%) Android
14 8 (1.88%) CentOS
15 7 (1.65%) Oracle Linux
16 6 (1.41%) Data ONTAP
16 6 (1.41%) Ubuntu
17 5 (1.18%) Solaris
18 4 (0.94%) Apple iOS
19 3 (0.71%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (28.47%) ITIL
2 110 (25.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 47 (11.06%) Change Management
4 46 (10.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 46 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
5 44 (10.35%) Project Management
6 33 (7.76%) Project Delivery
7 29 (6.82%) Server Management
8 25 (5.88%) Storage Management
9 24 (5.65%) Technical Leadership
10 22 (5.18%) Performance Monitoring
10 22 (5.18%) Problem Management
11 21 (4.94%) DevOps
11 21 (4.94%) ITSM
11 21 (4.94%) Service Delivery
12 20 (4.71%) Incident Management
12 20 (4.71%) Validation
13 19 (4.47%) Patch Management
13 19 (4.47%) Proactive Management
14 18 (4.24%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 96 (22.59%) PowerShell
2 59 (13.88%) SQL
3 11 (2.59%) Python
4 10 (2.35%) Perl
5 8 (1.88%) C#
5 8 (1.88%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.88%) VBScript
6 7 (1.65%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.41%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.18%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.18%) VB
9 4 (0.94%) PHP
10 3 (0.71%) Java
10 3 (0.71%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.71%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.71%) VB6
10 3 (0.71%) XQuery
11 2 (0.47%) R
12 1 (0.24%) Ruby
12 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 86 (20.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (12.00%) MCSE
3 48 (11.29%) MCSA
4 44 (10.35%) Security Cleared
5 31 (7.29%) Server+ Certification
6 21 (4.94%) DV Cleared
7 20 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (4.71%) Degree
8 18 (4.24%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (4.00%) SC Cleared
9 17 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 13 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
11 12 (2.82%) CCNA
12 11 (2.59%) MCP
13 9 (2.12%) MCITP
14 8 (1.88%) VCP5
15 4 (0.94%) CCNP
16 3 (0.71%) HND
17 2 (0.47%) HNC
18 1 (0.24%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (9.41%) SLA
2 10 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.12%) GDPR
4 8 (1.88%) QA
5 6 (1.41%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 330 (77.65%) Active Directory
2 181 (42.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 150 (35.29%) Hyper-V
4 54 (12.71%) vSphere
5 53 (12.47%) VMware ESXi
6 32 (7.53%) XenApp
7 22 (5.18%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
9 12 (2.82%) VMware Workstation
9 12 (2.82%) XenDesktop
10 7 (1.65%) DFS Replication
11 6 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (1.41%) NFS
12 5 (1.18%) vCloud
13 3 (0.71%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 3 (0.71%) Firmware
13 3 (0.71%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.47%) Docker
14 2 (0.47%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 88 (20.71%) SCCM
2 44 (10.35%) SCVMM
3 36 (8.47%) SCOM
3 36 (8.47%) WSUS
4 25 (5.88%) Backup Exec
5 21 (4.94%) Ansible
5 21 (4.94%) Microsoft Intune
6 20 (4.71%) NetBackup
7 19 (4.47%) EMC NetWorker
8 18 (4.24%) Puppet
9 15 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (1.88%) HP Data Protector
11 7 (1.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 6 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.94%) AirWatch
13 4 (0.94%) Nagios
13 4 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
13 4 (0.94%) Terraform
13 4 (0.94%) vCenter Server
14 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 301 (70.82%) Microsoft
2 286 (67.29%) VMware
3 145 (34.12%) Citrix
4 116 (27.29%) Cisco
5 74 (17.41%) HP
6 48 (11.29%) Veeam
7 36 (8.47%) Symantec
8 34 (8.00%) EMC
9 25 (5.88%) Sophos
10 24 (5.65%) Oracle
10 24 (5.65%) Red Hat
11 23 (5.41%) Dell
12 14 (3.29%) CheckPoint
12 14 (3.29%) NetApp
13 13 (3.06%) CommVault
14 12 (2.82%) Juniper
15 11 (2.59%) Siemens
16 10 (2.35%) MobileIron
17 9 (2.12%) Adobe
18 8 (1.88%) Apple