Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 312 219 179
Rank change year-on-year -93 -40 -41
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1,125 2,372 3,521
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 1.59% 1.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.53% 6.89% 8.32%
Number of salaries quoted 981 2,072 3,035
Median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -4.11%
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -1.41% +9.23% -1.52%

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 24,830 34,436 42,329
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.45% 23.08% 23.73%
Number of salaries quoted 19,957 27,519 34,646
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,851 £25,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +1.27%

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 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 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 -93 1,041 £37,500 - 169
UK excluding London -59 750 £35,000 -1.41% 144
London -134 335 £47,500 +11.76% 40
South East -76 203 £34,000 -5.56% 36
North of England -14 182 £37,500 +15.38% 37
Midlands +3 131 £32,500 -13.33% 22
North West +7 108 £35,000 +7.69% 15
East of England -38 103 £36,500 -2.67% 24
South West -20 85 £30,000 -14.89% 11
Yorkshire -22 69 £40,000 +25.00% 12
West Midlands -8 67 £28,500 -28.75% 16
East Midlands +26 63 £42,500 +20.57% 6
Work from Home +11 27 £47,500 +25.00% 3
Wales -17 23 £37,500 -6.83% 6
Scotland +2 22 £36,000 +17.07% 9
North East -9 5 £72,312 +106.61% 10
Northern Ireland +18 1 £40,000 +6.67%

For the 6 months to 8 April 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 1,125 (100.00%) Windows
2 858 (76.27%) Windows Server
3 841 (74.76%) Active Directory
4 741 (65.87%) Microsoft
5 595 (52.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 585 (52.00%) VMware
7 559 (49.69%) Office 365
8 465 (41.33%) Windows Server 2016
9 391 (34.76%) Windows 7
10 383 (34.04%) DNS
11 371 (32.98%) Windows 10
12 367 (32.62%) VMware Infrastructure
13 348 (30.93%) DHCP
14 341 (30.31%) MS Exchange
15 340 (30.22%) Azure
16 314 (27.91%) Firewall
17 305 (27.11%) Hyper-V
18 294 (26.13%) Citrix
19 276 (24.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 274 (24.36%) ITIL
21 250 (22.22%) PowerShell
22 242 (21.51%) SQL Server
23 238 (21.16%) TCP/IP
24 200 (17.78%) Cisco
25 198 (17.60%) Microsoft Office
26 197 (17.51%) Exchange Server 2010
27 195 (17.33%) SCCM
28 193 (17.16%) SQL
29 166 (14.76%) Linux
29 166 (14.76%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 341 (30.31%) MS Exchange
2 197 (17.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 146 (12.98%) Exchange Server 2013
4 96 (8.53%) SharePoint
5 93 (8.27%) IIS
6 51 (4.53%) Skype for Business
7 35 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (1.07%) Apache
8 12 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (0.89%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.71%) Drupal
11 7 (0.62%) SAS
12 6 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.53%) Confluence
12 6 (0.53%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.36%) JBoss
14 4 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 198 (17.60%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.80%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.089%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.089%) InDesign
6 1 (0.089%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (2.22%) Salerio
2 8 (0.71%) Exchequer
3 5 (0.44%) Line 50
3 5 (0.44%) Pegasus Opera
3 5 (0.44%) Sage 200
4 4 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.18%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.18%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.18%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.18%) Sage 50
5 2 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.18%) Shopify
6 1 (0.089%) Faxination
6 1 (0.089%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.089%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 559 (49.69%) Office 365
2 340 (30.22%) Azure
3 136 (12.09%) AWS
4 44 (3.91%) Azure Active Directory
5 41 (3.64%) IaaS
6 37 (3.29%) SaaS
7 34 (3.02%) Mimecast
8 28 (2.49%) PaaS
9 23 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
10 19 (1.69%) OneDrive
11 15 (1.33%) GCP
12 11 (0.98%) Power Platform
13 9 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 8 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
15 7 (0.62%) PowerApps
16 6 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
16 6 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
16 6 (0.53%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 383 (34.04%) DNS
2 348 (30.93%) DHCP
3 314 (27.91%) Firewall
4 238 (21.16%) TCP/IP
5 157 (13.96%) LAN
6 151 (13.42%) WAN
7 139 (12.36%) SAN
8 120 (10.67%) VPN
9 94 (8.36%) VLAN
10 81 (7.20%) Wireless
11 71 (6.31%) Skype
12 65 (5.78%) VoIP
13 58 (5.16%) Internet
14 52 (4.62%) NetScaler
15 43 (3.82%) NAS
16 35 (3.11%) Remote Desktop
17 29 (2.58%) Wi-Fi
18 25 (2.22%) VSAN
19 20 (1.78%) Network Security
20 18 (1.60%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (21.51%) SQL Server
2 74 (6.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 56 (4.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
4 22 (1.96%) MySQL
5 19 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
6 17 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
7 16 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (1.42%) SQL Server 2016
7 16 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (1.16%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
9 8 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (0.53%) Power BI
11 6 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.36%) SQL Server 2017
14 3 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 40 (3.56%) JIRA
2 30 (2.67%) Git (software)
3 20 (1.78%) Octopus Deploy
3 20 (1.78%) TeamCity
4 14 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
5 8 (0.71%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.53%) Bitbucket
6 6 (0.53%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.36%) MSI
8 2 (0.18%) Chocolatey
8 2 (0.18%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.18%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.089%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.089%) Bitbucket Server
9 1 (0.089%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.089%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.089%) Subversion
General
1 142 (12.62%) Finance
2 39 (3.47%) Public Sector
3 28 (2.49%) Legal
4 26 (2.31%) Retail
5 18 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 17 (1.51%) Back Office
6 17 (1.51%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.24%) Law
7 14 (1.24%) Local Government
8 10 (0.89%) Banking
9 9 (0.80%) Games
9 9 (0.80%) Publishing
10 6 (0.53%) Automotive
11 5 (0.44%) Advertising
11 5 (0.44%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.36%) French Language
13 3 (0.27%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.27%) Marketing
14 1 (0.089%) German Language
Job Titles
1 240 (21.33%) Support Engineer
2 210 (18.67%) Analyst
3 189 (16.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 147 (13.07%) IT Engineer
5 141 (12.53%) IT Support
6 106 (9.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 99 (8.80%) Support Analyst
8 86 (7.64%) 3rd Line Support
9 79 (7.02%) IT Support Engineer
10 71 (6.31%) 2nd Line Support
11 54 (4.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 54 (4.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 54 (4.80%) IT Analyst
12 51 (4.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 51 (4.53%) Server Engineer
13 48 (4.27%) Applications Support
13 48 (4.27%) Systems Engineer
14 45 (4.00%) Service Analyst
15 40 (3.56%) Junior
16 39 (3.47%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (3.47%) .NET
2 29 (2.58%) Elastic Stack
3 25 (2.22%) Regular Expression
4 24 (2.13%) Web Services
5 22 (1.96%) XML
6 17 (1.51%) LDAP
7 16 (1.42%) HTML
7 16 (1.42%) JSON
8 14 (1.24%) CSS
9 10 (0.89%) HTML5
10 8 (0.71%) LAMP
11 6 (0.53%) SOAP
12 5 (0.44%) COM
12 5 (0.44%) Spring
13 4 (0.36%) .NET Framework
13 4 (0.36%) LAPP Stack
13 4 (0.36%) REST
13 4 (0.36%) SAML
14 3 (0.27%) FIX Protocol
14 3 (0.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 114 (10.13%) Data Centre
2 71 (6.31%) Management Information System
3 56 (4.98%) Self-Motivation
4 50 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (3.20%) Clustering
5 36 (3.20%) Driving Licence
5 36 (3.20%) Replication
6 26 (2.31%) Derivative
6 26 (2.31%) Equities
6 26 (2.31%) SWIFT
7 23 (2.04%) Private Cloud
8 18 (1.60%) iPhone
9 17 (1.51%) PKI
10 15 (1.33%) Blackberry
10 15 (1.33%) Smartphone
10 15 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
11 14 (1.24%) iPad
12 11 (0.98%) CCTV
12 11 (0.98%) Public Cloud
13 9 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,125 (100.00%) Windows
2 858 (76.27%) Windows Server
3 595 (52.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 465 (41.33%) Windows Server 2016
5 391 (34.76%) Windows 7
6 371 (32.98%) Windows 10
7 166 (14.76%) Linux
8 159 (14.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 131 (11.64%) Windows 8
10 91 (8.09%) Windows Server 2019
11 57 (5.07%) Unix
12 39 (3.47%) Android
13 38 (3.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 37 (3.29%) Mac OS X
15 32 (2.84%) CentOS
16 20 (1.78%) Apple iOS
17 14 (1.24%) Ubuntu
18 10 (0.89%) Windows XP
19 9 (0.80%) Mac OS
20 7 (0.62%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (24.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 274 (24.36%) ITIL
3 160 (14.22%) Problem-Solving
4 84 (7.47%) Disaster Recovery
5 78 (6.93%) Change Management
6 71 (6.31%) Service Delivery
7 61 (5.42%) Service Management
8 58 (5.16%) Problem Management
9 50 (4.44%) Incident Management
10 47 (4.18%) Server Management
11 45 (4.00%) Project Management
12 44 (3.91%) Migration
13 43 (3.82%) DevOps
13 43 (3.82%) Mentoring
13 43 (3.82%) Time Management
14 42 (3.73%) Configuration Management
15 41 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
16 40 (3.56%) Agile Software Development
16 40 (3.56%) ITSM
17 32 (2.84%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 250 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 193 (17.16%) SQL
3 34 (3.02%) Bash Shell
4 28 (2.49%) Python
4 28 (2.49%) T-SQL
5 16 (1.42%) Perl
6 15 (1.33%) VBScript
7 13 (1.16%) C#
7 13 (1.16%) Java
8 12 (1.07%) PHP
9 10 (0.89%) Shell Script
10 9 (0.80%) PHP 5
10 9 (0.80%) Ruby
11 8 (0.71%) C
12 7 (0.62%) VB
13 5 (0.44%) JavaScript
14 4 (0.36%) Go
14 4 (0.36%) R
15 3 (0.27%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.18%) XPath
Qualifications
1 166 (14.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 98 (8.71%) MCSE
3 77 (6.84%) Cisco Certification
4 76 (6.76%) MCSA
5 68 (6.04%) Degree
6 60 (5.33%) CCNA
7 52 (4.62%) Security Cleared
8 44 (3.91%) MCP
9 42 (3.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 33 (2.93%) ITIL Certification
11 31 (2.76%) CCNP
12 30 (2.67%) MCITP
13 23 (2.04%) DV Cleared
14 20 (1.78%) SC Cleared
15 19 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
16 13 (1.16%) A+ Certification
16 13 (1.16%) DBS Check
17 10 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
18 8 (0.71%) Network+ Certification
19 7 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (13.33%) SLA
2 39 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.69%) GDPR
4 16 (1.42%) Cyber Essentials
4 16 (1.42%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.98%) COBIT
6 9 (0.80%) QA
7 8 (0.71%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.27%) NIST
9 2 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
9 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.18%) NCSC
10 1 (0.089%) PMO
System Software
1 841 (74.76%) Active Directory
2 367 (32.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 305 (27.11%) Hyper-V
4 115 (10.22%) XenApp
5 111 (9.87%) VMware ESXi
5 111 (9.87%) vSphere
6 66 (5.87%) XenDesktop
7 36 (3.20%) Virtual Machines
8 24 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
9 21 (1.87%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 17 (1.51%) Terminal Services
11 16 (1.42%) VMware Workstation
12 15 (1.33%) DFS Replication
13 10 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.71%) BitLocker
14 8 (0.71%) Docker
14 8 (0.71%) VMware Server
15 7 (0.62%) NFS
16 6 (0.53%) Terminal Server
16 6 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 195 (17.33%) SCCM
2 54 (4.80%) WSUS
3 38 (3.38%) SCOM
3 38 (3.38%) SCVMM
4 36 (3.20%) Ansible
4 36 (3.20%) Backup Exec
5 35 (3.11%) Puppet
6 32 (2.84%) Microsoft Intune
7 30 (2.67%) NetBackup
8 29 (2.58%) vCenter Server
9 28 (2.49%) Nagios
10 26 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
11 18 (1.60%) EMC NetWorker
12 15 (1.33%) XenMobile
13 14 (1.24%) Terraform
14 12 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
15 10 (0.89%) Failover Clustering
15 10 (0.89%) SCOrch
16 9 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 8 (0.71%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 741 (65.87%) Microsoft
2 585 (52.00%) VMware
3 294 (26.13%) Citrix
4 200 (17.78%) Cisco
5 146 (12.98%) HP
6 89 (7.91%) Veeam
7 72 (6.40%) Apple
8 69 (6.13%) Symantec
9 55 (4.89%) Oracle
10 50 (4.44%) EMC
10 50 (4.44%) ServiceNow
11 49 (4.36%) Red Hat
12 48 (4.27%) NetApp
13 44 (3.91%) Dell
14 30 (2.67%) SonicWALL
15 25 (2.22%) Google
15 25 (2.22%) WatchGuard
16 22 (1.96%) Mitel
17 20 (1.78%) Avaya
17 20 (1.78%) Ivanti