Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 253 213 169
Rank change year-on-year -40 -44 -35
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1,703 2,717 3,885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.70% 2.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.65% 7.35% 8.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,454 2,326 3,305
UK median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £24,375 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £61,250 £59,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,625 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -3.93% +7.69% -5.80%

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 30,164 36,961 43,922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.66% 23.17% 24.48%
Number of salaries quoted 24,073 29,677 35,535
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,250 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.01% +3.75% -

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -59 1,551 £35,000 -6.67% 333
UK excluding London -28 1,170 £33,625 -3.93% 276
London -92 468 £42,500 - 81
South East -35 341 £34,000 -9.33% 69
North of England -21 267 £33,345 -4.73% 83
Midlands +8 196 £29,000 -14.07% 42
South West -3 138 £33,500 - 34
East of England +7 137 £38,500 +10.00% 24
Yorkshire +20 133 £35,750 +8.33% 25
West Midlands +10 122 £28,000 -25.33% 20
North West -49 122 £32,500 -3.70% 51
East Midlands -6 74 £30,000 -7.31% 22
Scotland +7 50 £37,085 +0.91% 9
Wales -14 35 £37,500 +7.14% 14
North East -5 12 £37,500 +5.63% 7
Northern Ireland +8 6 £37,500 +38.89% 1

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 1,703 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,274 (74.81%) Active Directory
3 1,270 (74.57%) Windows Server
4 1,090 (64.00%) Microsoft
5 974 (57.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 851 (49.97%) VMware
7 820 (48.15%) Office 365
8 571 (33.53%) DNS
9 559 (32.82%) VMware Infrastructure
10 545 (32.00%) Windows 7
10 545 (32.00%) MS Exchange
11 542 (31.83%) Windows 10
12 535 (31.42%) DHCP
13 493 (28.95%) Firewall
14 482 (28.30%) Azure
15 462 (27.13%) ITIL
16 424 (24.90%) Hyper-V
17 383 (22.49%) Citrix
18 366 (21.49%) PowerShell
19 365 (21.43%) Cisco
20 357 (20.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 321 (18.85%) TCP/IP
21 321 (18.85%) Microsoft Office
22 310 (18.20%) Microsoft Certification
23 308 (18.09%) SCCM
24 289 (16.97%) Exchange Server 2010
25 278 (16.32%) SQL Server
26 261 (15.33%) Linux
27 260 (15.27%) SQL
28 242 (14.21%) Exchange Server 2013

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
1 545 (32.00%) MS Exchange
2 289 (16.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 242 (14.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 150 (8.81%) SharePoint
5 139 (8.16%) IIS
6 94 (5.52%) Skype for Business
7 84 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2007
8 22 (1.29%) CMS
9 21 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
10 20 (1.17%) IBM Notes
11 19 (1.12%) Apache
12 18 (1.06%) IBM HTTP Server
13 16 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
14 9 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (0.53%) Tomcat
15 8 (0.47%) Drupal
15 8 (0.47%) WebSphere
16 7 (0.41%) WebLogic
17 5 (0.29%) IBM Domino
17 5 (0.29%) JBoss
Applications
1 321 (18.85%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.59%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.059%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.059%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 9 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.35%) Salerio
3 5 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.18%) Pegasus Opera
4 3 (0.18%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.12%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.12%) Exchequer
5 2 (0.12%) Line 50
5 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.059%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.059%) Infor CRM
6 1 (0.059%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.059%) Raiser's Edge
6 1 (0.059%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 820 (48.15%) Office 365
2 482 (28.30%) Azure
3 235 (13.80%) AWS
4 64 (3.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 43 (2.52%) SaaS
6 36 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
7 35 (2.06%) Mimecast
8 26 (1.53%) IaaS
9 22 (1.29%) G Suite
10 21 (1.23%) OneDrive
11 14 (0.82%) PaaS
12 8 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (0.41%) IBM Cloud
13 7 (0.41%) SoftLayer
14 6 (0.35%) Power Platform
15 5 (0.29%) GCP
16 4 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 4 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
16 4 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 571 (33.53%) DNS
2 535 (31.42%) DHCP
3 493 (28.95%) Firewall
4 321 (18.85%) TCP/IP
5 240 (14.09%) LAN
6 231 (13.56%) WAN
7 194 (11.39%) VPN
8 187 (10.98%) SAN
9 123 (7.22%) VLAN
10 118 (6.93%) Wireless
11 108 (6.34%) Skype
12 97 (5.70%) Internet
13 89 (5.23%) VoIP
14 71 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
15 52 (3.05%) NetScaler
16 40 (2.35%) NAS
16 40 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
17 31 (1.82%) Cisco IOS
17 31 (1.82%) HTTP
17 31 (1.82%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (16.32%) SQL Server
2 77 (4.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 63 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 31 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
5 28 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
6 25 (1.47%) MySQL
7 24 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
9 22 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 19 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
13 11 (0.65%) Oracle Database
14 10 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (0.35%) Relational Database
16 5 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
16 5 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
16 5 (0.29%) Power BI
16 5 (0.29%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 36 (2.11%) MSI
2 28 (1.64%) Git (software)
3 24 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
4 19 (1.12%) Visual Studio
5 16 (0.94%) InstallShield
6 15 (0.88%) JIRA
7 14 (0.82%) AdminStudio
8 13 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
8 13 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (0.76%) TeamCity
9 10 (0.59%) Jenkins
10 8 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (0.35%) Chocolatey
12 3 (0.18%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.18%) WinDbg
13 1 (0.059%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.059%) Sourcetree
13 1 (0.059%) Subversion
13 1 (0.059%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 170 (9.98%) Finance
2 77 (4.52%) Public Sector
3 60 (3.52%) Telecoms
4 52 (3.05%) Retail
5 35 (2.06%) Aerospace
6 29 (1.70%) Legal
7 27 (1.59%) Manufacturing
8 22 (1.29%) Automotive
9 18 (1.06%) Law
10 13 (0.76%) Local Government
11 12 (0.70%) Publishing
12 9 (0.53%) Banking
13 6 (0.35%) Back Office
13 6 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.35%) Marketing
14 5 (0.29%) Advertising
14 5 (0.29%) German Language
15 4 (0.23%) Czech Language
15 4 (0.23%) French Language
16 3 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 320 (18.79%) Support Engineer
2 287 (16.85%) Analyst
3 272 (15.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 246 (14.45%) IT Support
5 222 (13.04%) IT Engineer
6 124 (7.28%) 2nd Line Support
7 121 (7.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 117 (6.87%) IT Support Engineer
9 109 (6.40%) Support Analyst
10 94 (5.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 90 (5.28%) IT Analyst
12 79 (4.64%) Consultant
13 73 (4.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 72 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support
14 72 (4.23%) Server Engineer
15 67 (3.93%) Administrator
16 63 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
17 62 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 62 (3.64%) Technical Support
18 61 (3.58%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (3.99%) .NET
2 40 (2.35%) XML
3 39 (2.29%) Web Services
4 22 (1.29%) JSON
5 19 (1.12%) .NET Framework
6 18 (1.06%) LDAP
7 16 (0.94%) Apache Flex
8 15 (0.88%) ASP.NET
9 14 (0.82%) CSS
9 14 (0.82%) HTML
10 12 (0.70%) X-Windows
11 10 (0.59%) Elastic Stack
12 8 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (0.47%) LAMP
12 8 (0.47%) Middleware
12 8 (0.47%) WebSphere MQ
13 7 (0.41%) HTML5
14 6 (0.35%) COM
14 6 (0.35%) Regular Expression
14 6 (0.35%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 139 (8.16%) Data Centre
2 114 (6.69%) Management Information System
3 113 (6.64%) Self-Motivation
4 84 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
5 71 (4.17%) Driving Licence
6 47 (2.76%) Clustering
7 43 (2.52%) iPhone
7 43 (2.52%) Public Cloud
8 28 (1.64%) Replication
9 26 (1.53%) iPad
10 25 (1.47%) Blackberry
10 25 (1.47%) CCTV
10 25 (1.47%) User Experience
11 24 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
12 23 (1.35%) NHS
13 22 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
13 22 (1.29%) PKI
14 20 (1.17%) Client/Server
15 19 (1.12%) CMDB
16 16 (0.94%) Anti-Piracy
Operating Systems
1 1,703 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,270 (74.57%) Windows Server
3 974 (57.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 545 (32.00%) Windows 7
5 542 (31.83%) Windows 10
6 261 (15.33%) Linux
7 234 (13.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 232 (13.62%) Windows 8
9 54 (3.17%) Windows XP
10 52 (3.05%) Android
10 52 (3.05%) Mac OS
11 47 (2.76%) Unix
12 45 (2.64%) Mac OS X
13 42 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 29 (1.70%) CentOS
14 29 (1.70%) Windows Vista
15 26 (1.53%) Apple iOS
16 16 (0.94%) AIX
17 15 (0.88%) Windows 2000
18 12 (0.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (27.13%) ITIL
2 357 (20.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 230 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
4 131 (7.69%) Change Management
5 111 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 110 (6.46%) Patch Management
7 100 (5.87%) Service Delivery
8 84 (4.93%) Service Management
9 82 (4.82%) Problem Management
10 81 (4.76%) Server Management
11 76 (4.46%) Agile Software Development
12 73 (4.29%) Mentoring
13 68 (3.99%) Configuration Management
14 67 (3.93%) Incident Management
15 66 (3.88%) Migration
16 65 (3.82%) DevOps
16 65 (3.82%) ITIL V3
16 65 (3.82%) Time Management
17 63 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
17 63 (3.70%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 366 (21.49%) PowerShell
2 260 (15.27%) SQL
3 44 (2.58%) C#
4 36 (2.11%) Bash Shell
5 33 (1.94%) VBScript
6 30 (1.76%) Python
7 22 (1.29%) Java
7 22 (1.29%) Perl
7 22 (1.29%) VB
8 16 (0.94%) Shell Script
8 16 (0.94%) T-SQL
9 11 (0.65%) C
9 11 (0.65%) Ruby
10 10 (0.59%) JavaScript
11 9 (0.53%) Ada
11 9 (0.53%) C++
12 8 (0.47%) PHP
13 7 (0.41%) Groovy
14 5 (0.29%) Go
14 5 (0.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 310 (18.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 179 (10.51%) MCSE
3 177 (10.39%) Cisco Certification
4 165 (9.69%) MCSA
5 161 (9.45%) CCNA
6 101 (5.93%) Degree
7 97 (5.70%) Security Cleared
8 75 (4.40%) MCP
9 74 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 61 (3.58%) DBS Check
11 49 (2.88%) CCNP
12 48 (2.82%) SC Cleared
13 47 (2.76%) MCITP
14 38 (2.23%) DV Cleared
15 32 (1.88%) Citrix Certification
16 24 (1.41%) A+ Certification
17 20 (1.17%) CCA
18 18 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
19 16 (0.94%) MCTS
20 15 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (11.33%) SLA
2 50 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (2.06%) COBIT
4 31 (1.82%) Cyber Essentials
5 29 (1.70%) PCI DSS
6 26 (1.53%) GDPR
7 16 (0.94%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 7 (0.41%) QA
10 6 (0.35%) Actionable Recommendations
11 4 (0.23%) NIST
11 4 (0.23%) PMO
11 4 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.18%) DICOM
12 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.12%) ITGC
13 2 (0.12%) NCSC
14 1 (0.059%) Data Quality
14 1 (0.059%) HL7
System Software
1 1,274 (74.81%) Active Directory
2 559 (32.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 424 (24.90%) Hyper-V
4 167 (9.81%) XenApp
5 147 (8.63%) VMware ESXi
6 126 (7.40%) vSphere
7 82 (4.82%) Virtual Machines
8 70 (4.11%) XenDesktop
9 47 (2.76%) Microsoft App-V
10 26 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
11 23 (1.35%) Terminal Services
12 14 (0.82%) Docker
13 12 (0.70%) BitLocker
13 12 (0.70%) LXC
14 11 (0.65%) DFS Replication
14 11 (0.65%) VMware Server
15 10 (0.59%) Firmware
15 10 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
15 10 (0.59%) VirtualBox
16 9 (0.53%) NFS
Systems Management
1 308 (18.09%) SCCM
2 114 (6.69%) WSUS
3 69 (4.05%) SCOM
4 57 (3.35%) Backup Exec
5 47 (2.76%) Norton AntiVirus
6 39 (2.29%) SCVMM
7 36 (2.11%) Puppet
8 32 (1.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 30 (1.76%) NetBackup
10 29 (1.70%) vCenter Server
11 28 (1.64%) Ansible
11 28 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
12 26 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
13 24 (1.41%) Jamf Pro
13 24 (1.41%) Nessus
14 21 (1.23%) BMC PATROL
14 21 (1.23%) HP Data Protector
15 19 (1.12%) SCOrch
16 17 (1.00%) EMC NetWorker
17 15 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1,090 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 851 (49.97%) VMware
3 383 (22.49%) Citrix
4 365 (21.43%) Cisco
5 220 (12.92%) HP
6 134 (7.87%) Veeam
7 129 (7.57%) Symantec
8 97 (5.70%) Dell
9 93 (5.46%) Apple
10 69 (4.05%) NetApp
11 55 (3.23%) EMC
11 55 (3.23%) Red Hat
12 54 (3.17%) Meraki
13 45 (2.64%) IBM
14 44 (2.58%) Avaya
15 43 (2.52%) Sophos
16 42 (2.47%) Mitel
16 42 (2.47%) Oracle
16 42 (2.47%) SonicWALL
17 41 (2.41%) Ivanti