Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 135 82
Rank change year-on-year -30 -53 -13
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 3,759 4,332 7,050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.16% 2.45% 3.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.90% 10.02% 12.88%
Number of salaries quoted 3,228 3,683 6,264
UK median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.11% -1.35%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £58,825 £56,250 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £33,328 £35,000
% change year-on-year -2.48% -4.78% -

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 42,240 43,241 54,754
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.27% 24.45% 26.21%
Number of salaries quoted 34,479 36,513 46,297
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,250 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.69% +1.72% +2.35%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +6.67%

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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 2018. 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 -28 3,485 £35,000 - 500
UK excluding London -22 2,478 £32,500 -2.48% 354
London -34 1,190 £45,000 +5.88% 168
South East -55 695 £31,500 -10.00% 93
North of England -20 666 £32,500 - 108
Midlands +24 363 £31,500 +5.00% 52
South West +5 318 £31,500 -3.08% 42
North West -12 310 £28,000 -13.85% 62
Yorkshire -11 297 £35,000 +6.06% 33
East of England +4 259 £36,000 -0.69% 37
West Midlands -1 227 £33,500 +11.67% 22
East Midlands +48 136 £27,500 -19.12% 30
Scotland -61 88 £37,500 +7.14% 12
Wales +62 78 £27,500 -18.52% 8
North East +8 62 £32,500 -12.75% 13
Northern Ireland -18 10 £25,500 -7.27% 2
Channel Islands 0 5 £32,500 -10.96%

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 3,759 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,722 (72.41%) Windows Server
3 2,625 (69.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 2,551 (67.86%) Active Directory
5 2,218 (59.01%) Microsoft
6 2,104 (55.97%) VMware
7 1,312 (34.90%) MS Exchange
8 1,310 (34.85%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1,279 (34.03%) Windows 7
10 1,227 (32.64%) Office 365
11 1,020 (27.13%) ITIL
12 1,019 (27.11%) Hyper-V
13 1,008 (26.82%) Windows 10
14 942 (25.06%) Citrix
15 923 (24.55%) Firewall
16 907 (24.13%) DNS
17 851 (22.64%) Cisco
18 795 (21.15%) Exchange Server 2010
19 784 (20.86%) SQL Server
20 717 (19.07%) DHCP
21 713 (18.97%) Microsoft Certification
22 698 (18.57%) SQL
23 677 (18.01%) Microsoft Office
24 662 (17.61%) TCP/IP
25 644 (17.13%) PowerShell
26 631 (16.79%) SAN
27 630 (16.76%) Microsoft Azure
28 622 (16.55%) WAN
29 597 (15.88%) LAN
30 585 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003

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 1,312 (34.90%) MS Exchange
2 795 (21.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 580 (15.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 298 (7.93%) SharePoint
5 273 (7.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 271 (7.21%) IIS
7 213 (5.67%) Skype for Business
8 98 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2003
9 61 (1.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 58 (1.54%) Apache
11 31 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
12 26 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
12 26 (0.69%) Tomcat
13 20 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
14 18 (0.48%) CMS
15 15 (0.40%) IBM Notes
16 14 (0.37%) IBM Domino
17 13 (0.35%) JBoss
18 12 (0.32%) WordPress
19 10 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 677 (18.01%) Microsoft Office
2 73 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.24%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.080%) SPSS
9 1 (0.027%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.027%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 46 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.32%) Northgate Housing
4 11 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 9 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
6 6 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 6 (0.16%) TIBCO iProcess
7 5 (0.13%) Eikon
8 4 (0.11%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.11%) Sage 200
8 4 (0.11%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.080%) Relativity
10 2 (0.053%) Endur
10 2 (0.053%) Epicor Tropos
10 2 (0.053%) FLEXCUBE
10 2 (0.053%) SAP Business One
10 2 (0.053%) Visualfiles
11 1 (0.027%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 1,227 (32.64%) Office 365
2 630 (16.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 232 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
4 69 (1.84%) Azure Active Directory
5 65 (1.73%) IaaS
6 62 (1.65%) Mimecast
7 51 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
8 49 (1.30%) PaaS
9 34 (0.90%) SaaS
10 29 (0.77%) G Suite
10 29 (0.77%) OneDrive
11 9 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 9 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.21%) Datadog
12 8 (0.21%) GitHub
13 6 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (0.16%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 923 (24.55%) Firewall
2 907 (24.13%) DNS
3 717 (19.07%) DHCP
4 662 (17.61%) TCP/IP
5 631 (16.79%) SAN
6 622 (16.55%) WAN
7 597 (15.88%) LAN
8 367 (9.76%) VPN
9 282 (7.50%) VLAN
10 247 (6.57%) VoIP
11 172 (4.58%) Skype
12 159 (4.23%) NAS
13 145 (3.86%) NetScaler
14 115 (3.06%) Wireless
15 114 (3.03%) Internet
16 108 (2.87%) Remote Desktop
17 98 (2.61%) Network Security
18 94 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
19 84 (2.23%) MPLS
19 84 (2.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 784 (20.86%) SQL Server
2 240 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 132 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 69 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 67 (1.78%) MySQL
6 63 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
7 58 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 49 (1.30%) Oracle Database
9 43 (1.14%) Relational Database
10 42 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
11 37 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
12 29 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
13 26 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
14 20 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
15 18 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
16 15 (0.40%) GIS
17 13 (0.35%) DTS
17 13 (0.35%) RDBMS
17 13 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 10 (0.27%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 39 (1.04%) Jenkins
2 38 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (0.93%) MSI
4 33 (0.88%) Visual Studio
5 28 (0.74%) Git (software)
6 24 (0.64%) JIRA
7 17 (0.45%) TeamCity
8 15 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
9 14 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
10 11 (0.29%) Hudson
11 9 (0.24%) JUnit
11 9 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (0.21%) PyUnit
12 8 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 7 (0.19%) InstallShield
14 6 (0.16%) Artifactory
14 6 (0.16%) MSBuild
14 6 (0.16%) RSpec
14 6 (0.16%) Zephyr
15 5 (0.13%) Travis CI
General
1 504 (13.41%) Finance
2 143 (3.80%) Law
3 128 (3.41%) Legal
4 106 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 100 (2.66%) Banking
6 91 (2.42%) Retail
7 68 (1.81%) Manufacturing
8 51 (1.36%) Advertising
9 47 (1.25%) Military
10 43 (1.14%) Billing
11 42 (1.12%) Investment Banking
11 42 (1.12%) Marketing
12 32 (0.85%) Retail Banking
13 29 (0.77%) Back Office
14 28 (0.74%) Financial Institution
15 27 (0.72%) French Language
16 25 (0.67%) German Language
17 22 (0.59%) Publishing
18 20 (0.53%) Games
19 13 (0.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 766 (20.38%) Support Engineer
2 675 (17.96%) Analyst
3 622 (16.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 511 (13.59%) IT Support
5 458 (12.18%) IT Engineer
6 364 (9.68%) Support Analyst
7 355 (9.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 354 (9.42%) 2nd Line Support
9 288 (7.66%) IT Support Engineer
10 258 (6.86%) Windows Engineer
11 241 (6.41%) Administrator
12 234 (6.23%) 3rd Line Support
13 232 (6.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 195 (5.19%) Systems Engineer
15 189 (5.03%) Desktop Support
16 179 (4.76%) Server Engineer
17 175 (4.66%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 175 (4.66%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 157 (4.18%) Systems Administrator
19 145 (3.86%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (2.37%) .NET
2 57 (1.52%) Web Services
3 37 (0.98%) XML
4 32 (0.85%) HTML
5 27 (0.72%) CSS
6 22 (0.59%) ASP.NET
7 17 (0.45%) LDAP
7 17 (0.45%) WAP
7 17 (0.45%) WSH
8 16 (0.43%) WCF
9 14 (0.37%) .NET Framework
9 14 (0.37%) Middleware
10 13 (0.35%) SAP Basis
10 13 (0.35%) Software Packaging
11 12 (0.32%) JSON
11 12 (0.32%) LAMP
12 11 (0.29%) FIX Protocol
13 9 (0.24%) 802.1X
13 9 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
14 8 (0.21%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 285 (7.58%) Data Centre
2 209 (5.56%) Clustering
3 206 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
4 119 (3.17%) Driving Licence
5 118 (3.14%) Computer Science
6 109 (2.90%) Replication
7 107 (2.85%) Management Information System
8 95 (2.53%) Blackberry
9 65 (1.73%) Fat Client
9 65 (1.73%) Thin Client
10 48 (1.28%) Hedge funds
11 46 (1.22%) iPhone
12 44 (1.17%) Virtual Team
13 36 (0.96%) Client/Server
14 28 (0.74%) CMDB
15 26 (0.69%) iPad
15 26 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
16 24 (0.64%) EPoS
16 24 (0.64%) Private Cloud
16 24 (0.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3,759 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,722 (72.41%) Windows Server
3 2,625 (69.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 1,279 (34.03%) Windows 7
5 1,008 (26.82%) Windows 10
6 585 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 578 (15.38%) Windows 8
8 470 (12.50%) Linux
9 198 (5.27%) Windows XP
10 125 (3.33%) Mac OS X
11 117 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 109 (2.90%) Unix
13 71 (1.89%) CentOS
14 63 (1.68%) Android
15 52 (1.38%) Solaris
16 48 (1.28%) Ubuntu
16 48 (1.28%) Windows 2000
17 40 (1.06%) Apple iOS
18 38 (1.01%) Mac OS
19 35 (0.93%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,020 (27.13%) ITIL
2 229 (6.09%) Service Delivery
3 200 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
4 188 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 184 (4.89%) Change Management
6 178 (4.74%) Problem Management
7 173 (4.60%) Time Management
8 147 (3.91%) Project Management
9 145 (3.86%) Configuration Management
10 141 (3.75%) Migration
11 137 (3.64%) Presales
12 133 (3.54%) CRM
13 131 (3.48%) Root Cause Analysis
14 123 (3.27%) Incident Management
15 120 (3.19%) Service Management
16 111 (2.95%) Agile Software Development
17 102 (2.71%) Line Management
17 102 (2.71%) Patch Management
18 98 (2.61%) Continuous Improvement
19 95 (2.53%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 698 (18.57%) SQL
2 644 (17.13%) PowerShell
3 101 (2.69%) VBScript
4 97 (2.58%) T-SQL
5 65 (1.73%) C#
6 52 (1.38%) Perl
7 49 (1.30%) Python
8 45 (1.20%) Bash Shell
9 43 (1.14%) C
10 42 (1.12%) Java
10 42 (1.12%) JavaScript
11 34 (0.90%) VB
12 32 (0.85%) Shell Script
13 13 (0.35%) ABAP
13 13 (0.35%) Ruby
13 13 (0.35%) VBA
14 8 (0.21%) PHP
15 7 (0.19%) C++
15 7 (0.19%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.16%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 713 (18.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 457 (12.16%) MCSE
3 375 (9.98%) Degree
4 258 (6.86%) MCSA
5 256 (6.81%) Cisco Certification
6 215 (5.72%) CCNA
7 211 (5.61%) MCP
8 185 (4.92%) Security Cleared
9 164 (4.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 147 (3.91%) MCITP
11 116 (3.09%) SC Cleared
12 111 (2.95%) Citrix Certification
13 77 (2.05%) CCNP
14 75 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
15 69 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
16 52 (1.38%) A+ Certification
17 49 (1.30%) DBS Check
18 42 (1.12%) CCA
18 42 (1.12%) MCTS
19 40 (1.06%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 324 (8.62%) SLA
2 50 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 35 (0.93%) QA
5 13 (0.35%) PMO
6 12 (0.32%) GDPR
7 10 (0.27%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.24%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 7 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.080%) COBIT
12 2 (0.053%) GCP
12 2 (0.053%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.027%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.027%) HL7
13 1 (0.027%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.027%) NEBOSH
13 1 (0.027%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2,551 (67.86%) Active Directory
2 1,310 (34.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,019 (27.11%) Hyper-V
4 422 (11.23%) VMware ESXi
5 404 (10.75%) XenApp
6 335 (8.91%) vSphere
7 274 (7.29%) XenDesktop
8 153 (4.07%) Microsoft App-V
9 104 (2.77%) XenServer
10 83 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
11 75 (2.00%) VirtualBox
12 66 (1.76%) Terminal Services
13 63 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
14 53 (1.41%) DFS Replication
15 31 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
16 28 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
17 26 (0.69%) vCloud
18 24 (0.64%) Terminal Server
19 22 (0.59%) Docker
20 17 (0.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 513 (13.65%) SCCM
2 221 (5.88%) SCOM
3 144 (3.83%) WSUS
4 117 (3.11%) Backup Exec
5 115 (3.06%) vCenter Server
6 104 (2.77%) Microsoft Clustering
7 81 (2.15%) SCOrch
8 61 (1.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 54 (1.44%) Puppet
10 52 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
11 45 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
12 41 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
13 36 (0.96%) Ansible
13 36 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
14 35 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 29 (0.77%) Simpana
16 26 (0.69%) AirWatch
16 26 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
17 24 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 22 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2,218 (59.01%) Microsoft
2 2,104 (55.97%) VMware
3 942 (25.06%) Citrix
4 851 (22.64%) Cisco
5 397 (10.56%) HP
6 182 (4.84%) Veeam
7 177 (4.71%) Apple
8 166 (4.42%) Dell
9 163 (4.34%) NetApp
10 141 (3.75%) Red Hat
11 137 (3.64%) Symantec
12 117 (3.11%) Oracle
13 94 (2.50%) IBM
14 93 (2.47%) Avaya
15 83 (2.21%) Juniper
16 80 (2.13%) Sophos
17 79 (2.10%) SolarWinds
18 76 (2.02%) CheckPoint
19 66 (1.76%) Meraki
20 64 (1.70%) McAfee