Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 242 201 160
Rank change year-on-year -41 -41 -38
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 1,942 2,946 4,009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.39% 1.78% 2.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.05% 7.76% 9.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,629 2,474 3,466
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,575 £22,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%

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 32,112 37,945 43,742
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.94% 22.95% 24.90%
Number of salaries quoted 25,328 30,619 35,336
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,235 £25,225 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,210 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.97% +0.52% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -44 1,783 £37,500 -2.60% 402
UK excluding London -14 1,328 £35,000 - 308
London -87 552 £45,000 - 112
South East -1 415 £37,500 - 92
North of England -55 310 £32,500 - 88
Yorkshire +1 181 £32,000 -3.03% 34
Midlands -12 178 £30,000 -3.44% 43
East of England +29 164 £39,000 +11.43% 26
South West -7 161 £34,000 +4.62% 41
West Midlands +1 126 £29,000 -17.14% 31
North West -79 116 £32,500 - 50
Scotland +22 69 £33,750 -7.53% 13
East Midlands -9 52 £30,000 -3.23% 12
Wales -23 27 £36,500 +12.31% 4
North East +18 13 £30,000 - 4
Northern Ireland -14 4 £37,500 +38.89% 1

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 1,942 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,483 (76.36%) Windows Server
3 1,430 (73.64%) Active Directory
4 1,197 (61.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,180 (60.76%) Microsoft
6 1,015 (52.27%) VMware
7 904 (46.55%) Office 365
8 678 (34.91%) DNS
9 666 (34.29%) MS Exchange
10 638 (32.85%) VMware Infrastructure
11 637 (32.80%) DHCP
12 615 (31.67%) Windows 7
13 595 (30.64%) Windows 10
14 570 (29.35%) Azure
15 539 (27.75%) Hyper-V
16 533 (27.45%) Firewall
17 511 (26.31%) ITIL
18 470 (24.20%) Cisco
19 431 (22.19%) Citrix
20 410 (21.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 398 (20.49%) PowerShell
22 391 (20.13%) TCP/IP
23 384 (19.77%) SCCM
24 375 (19.31%) Microsoft Office
25 374 (19.26%) Exchange Server 2010
26 372 (19.16%) Microsoft Certification
27 354 (18.23%) SQL Server
28 339 (17.46%) SQL
29 323 (16.63%) WAN
30 316 (16.27%) 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
1 666 (34.29%) MS Exchange
2 374 (19.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 316 (16.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 175 (9.01%) SharePoint
5 163 (8.39%) IIS
6 120 (6.18%) Skype for Business
7 98 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 37 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2003
9 34 (1.75%) IBM Notes
10 24 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
11 23 (1.18%) CMS
12 18 (0.93%) IBM HTTP Server
13 13 (0.67%) Apache
14 7 (0.36%) IBM Domino
14 7 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.31%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 4 (0.21%) WebLogic
18 3 (0.15%) Confluence
18 3 (0.15%) JBoss
Applications
1 375 (19.31%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (2.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.62%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 19 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.051%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.051%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.051%) Infor CRM
4 1 (0.051%) Magento
4 1 (0.051%) Pegasus Opera
4 1 (0.051%) Raiser's Edge
4 1 (0.051%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 904 (46.55%) Office 365
2 570 (29.35%) Azure
3 247 (12.72%) AWS
4 75 (3.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 48 (2.47%) SaaS
6 41 (2.11%) Mimecast
7 36 (1.85%) IaaS
8 31 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (1.18%) OneDrive
10 21 (1.08%) G Suite
11 17 (0.88%) IBM Cloud
11 17 (0.88%) SoftLayer
12 15 (0.77%) PaaS
13 9 (0.46%) GCP
14 7 (0.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 6 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.31%) Power Platform
16 5 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
17 4 (0.21%) Amazon ECS
17 4 (0.21%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 678 (34.91%) DNS
2 637 (32.80%) DHCP
3 533 (27.45%) Firewall
4 391 (20.13%) TCP/IP
5 323 (16.63%) WAN
6 314 (16.17%) LAN
7 267 (13.75%) SAN
8 243 (12.51%) VPN
9 146 (7.52%) Wireless
10 138 (7.11%) VoIP
11 133 (6.85%) Skype
12 121 (6.23%) Internet
13 118 (6.08%) VLAN
14 94 (4.84%) Remote Desktop
15 58 (2.99%) NAS
16 55 (2.83%) Wi-Fi
17 50 (2.57%) NetScaler
18 46 (2.37%) MPLS
19 44 (2.27%) Network Security
20 43 (2.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (18.23%) SQL Server
2 102 (5.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 71 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 38 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
5 37 (1.91%) SQL Server 2016
6 27 (1.39%) Relational Database
7 26 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
8 24 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 23 (1.18%) MySQL
10 22 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 21 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
13 12 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
13 12 (0.62%) Oracle Database
14 10 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
15 7 (0.36%) DB2
15 7 (0.36%) MS Access
16 6 (0.31%) NoSQL
16 6 (0.31%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 48 (2.47%) MSI
2 28 (1.44%) Git (software)
3 27 (1.39%) InstallShield
4 23 (1.18%) AdminStudio
4 23 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
5 22 (1.13%) Visual Studio
6 18 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (0.72%) TeamCity
8 12 (0.62%) JIRA
9 11 (0.57%) Jenkins
10 10 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 5 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (0.26%) WinDbg
13 4 (0.21%) CA Release Automation
13 4 (0.21%) Chocolatey
13 4 (0.21%) Subversion
14 2 (0.10%) Travis CI
14 2 (0.10%) Vagrant
General
1 181 (9.32%) Finance
2 65 (3.35%) Retail
3 58 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 53 (2.73%) Public Sector
5 41 (2.11%) Aerospace
6 35 (1.80%) Law
7 34 (1.75%) Legal
7 34 (1.75%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.24%) Automotive
9 23 (1.18%) Banking
10 18 (0.93%) Marketing
11 9 (0.46%) Back Office
12 8 (0.41%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.41%) Publishing
13 6 (0.31%) Local Government
14 5 (0.26%) Front Office
15 4 (0.21%) Advertising
15 4 (0.21%) Electronics
15 4 (0.21%) German Language
16 3 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 325 (16.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 320 (16.48%) Analyst
3 319 (16.43%) Support Engineer
4 263 (13.54%) IT Engineer
5 262 (13.49%) IT Support
6 159 (8.19%) 2nd Line Support
7 139 (7.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 136 (7.00%) Support Analyst
9 135 (6.95%) IT Support Engineer
10 105 (5.41%) Administrator
11 97 (4.99%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 90 (4.63%) 3rd Line Support
12 90 (4.63%) Windows Engineer
13 86 (4.43%) Systems Administrator
13 86 (4.43%) Technical Support
14 77 (3.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 75 (3.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 74 (3.81%) IT Analyst
17 72 (3.71%) Consultant
18 69 (3.55%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (3.71%) .NET
2 41 (2.11%) Web Services
3 24 (1.24%) JSON
4 22 (1.13%) ASP.NET
4 22 (1.13%) XML
5 19 (0.98%) .NET Framework
6 15 (0.77%) X-Windows
7 14 (0.72%) Apache Flex
7 14 (0.72%) CSS
8 12 (0.62%) LDAP
9 11 (0.57%) Middleware
10 9 (0.46%) 802.1X
10 9 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (0.46%) HTML
11 7 (0.36%) Software Packaging
12 6 (0.31%) Ajax
12 6 (0.31%) COM
12 6 (0.31%) Oracle Fusion
12 6 (0.31%) WebSphere MQ
13 5 (0.26%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 143 (7.36%) Data Centre
2 126 (6.49%) Self-Motivation
3 121 (6.23%) Management Information System
4 110 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
5 68 (3.50%) Driving Licence
6 64 (3.30%) Clustering
7 49 (2.52%) iPhone
8 42 (2.16%) Public Cloud
8 42 (2.16%) Replication
9 32 (1.65%) CMDB
10 31 (1.60%) PKI
11 30 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
12 27 (1.39%) User Experience
13 25 (1.29%) iPad
14 23 (1.18%) Fat Client
14 23 (1.18%) Thin Client
15 22 (1.13%) Blackberry
15 22 (1.13%) NHS
16 20 (1.03%) Mobile Computing
17 19 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,942 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,483 (76.36%) Windows Server
3 1,197 (61.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 615 (31.67%) Windows 7
5 595 (30.64%) Windows 10
6 300 (15.45%) Linux
7 298 (15.35%) Windows 8
8 279 (14.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 78 (4.02%) Windows XP
10 54 (2.78%) Android
11 46 (2.37%) Unix
12 44 (2.27%) Mac OS X
13 42 (2.16%) Mac OS
14 39 (2.01%) Windows Vista
15 34 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 29 (1.49%) CentOS
17 24 (1.24%) AIX
18 23 (1.18%) Apple iOS
19 16 (0.82%) Windows 2000
20 14 (0.72%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 511 (26.31%) ITIL
2 410 (21.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 250 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
4 147 (7.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 112 (5.77%) Patch Management
6 106 (5.46%) Change Management
7 97 (4.99%) Project Management
8 94 (4.84%) Migration
9 92 (4.74%) Service Management
10 91 (4.69%) Service Delivery
11 90 (4.63%) Server Management
12 86 (4.43%) Mentoring
12 86 (4.43%) Project Delivery
13 85 (4.38%) Incident Management
14 84 (4.33%) Time Management
15 83 (4.27%) Problem Management
15 83 (4.27%) Root Cause Analysis
16 79 (4.07%) Agile Software Development
17 70 (3.60%) Continuous Improvement
18 68 (3.50%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 398 (20.49%) PowerShell
2 339 (17.46%) SQL
3 50 (2.57%) C#
4 35 (1.80%) VBScript
5 32 (1.65%) Shell Script
6 31 (1.60%) Python
7 28 (1.44%) Bash Shell
7 28 (1.44%) T-SQL
8 25 (1.29%) Perl
8 25 (1.29%) VB
9 23 (1.18%) C
10 22 (1.13%) Java
11 12 (0.62%) JavaScript
12 10 (0.51%) Ada
12 10 (0.51%) C++
13 9 (0.46%) VB.NET
14 8 (0.41%) Ruby
15 7 (0.36%) Groovy
16 6 (0.31%) PHP
17 5 (0.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 372 (19.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 215 (11.07%) MCSE
3 195 (10.04%) Cisco Certification
4 177 (9.11%) CCNA
5 171 (8.81%) MCSA
6 103 (5.30%) Security Cleared
7 99 (5.10%) Degree
8 93 (4.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 78 (4.02%) MCP
10 69 (3.55%) MCITP
11 59 (3.04%) CCNP
12 52 (2.68%) SC Cleared
13 48 (2.47%) DBS Check
14 36 (1.85%) DV Cleared
15 34 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
16 25 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
16 25 (1.29%) MCTS
17 23 (1.18%) A+ Certification
18 17 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
19 16 (0.82%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (9.89%) SLA
2 59 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (1.75%) GDPR
4 29 (1.49%) COBIT
5 22 (1.13%) ISO 9001
6 17 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
7 15 (0.77%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.57%) QA
9 8 (0.41%) ISO 22301
9 8 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 6 (0.31%) PMO
11 4 (0.21%) DICOM
11 4 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.10%) ITGC
13 1 (0.051%) Actionable Recommendations
13 1 (0.051%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.051%) NIST
13 1 (0.051%) TickIT
System Software
1 1,430 (73.64%) Active Directory
2 638 (32.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 539 (27.75%) Hyper-V
4 176 (9.06%) XenApp
5 168 (8.65%) VMware ESXi
6 145 (7.47%) vSphere
7 74 (3.81%) Virtual Machines
8 69 (3.55%) Microsoft App-V
9 66 (3.40%) XenDesktop
10 42 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
11 25 (1.29%) BitLocker
12 19 (0.98%) Terminal Services
13 15 (0.77%) LXC
14 14 (0.72%) Docker
15 13 (0.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 13 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 12 (0.62%) Firmware
17 11 (0.57%) VMware Server
18 10 (0.51%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
19 9 (0.46%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 384 (19.77%) SCCM
2 138 (7.11%) WSUS
3 91 (4.69%) SCOM
4 85 (4.38%) Backup Exec
5 45 (2.32%) Norton AntiVirus
6 37 (1.91%) Puppet
7 35 (1.80%) vCenter Server
8 33 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
9 31 (1.60%) Ansible
9 31 (1.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 30 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
11 27 (1.39%) SCVMM
12 21 (1.08%) BMC PATROL
13 20 (1.03%) Nessus
14 19 (0.98%) Jamf Pro
14 19 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
15 17 (0.88%) HP Data Protector
16 16 (0.82%) NetBackup
17 14 (0.72%) AirWatch
18 12 (0.62%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 1,180 (60.76%) Microsoft
2 1,015 (52.27%) VMware
3 470 (24.20%) Cisco
4 431 (22.19%) Citrix
5 246 (12.67%) HP
6 166 (8.55%) Veeam
7 155 (7.98%) Dell
8 118 (6.08%) Symantec
9 98 (5.05%) NetApp
10 90 (4.63%) Apple
11 77 (3.96%) Meraki
12 60 (3.09%) EMC
13 59 (3.04%) IBM
14 57 (2.94%) Red Hat
15 54 (2.78%) CommVault
16 51 (2.63%) Oracle
17 49 (2.52%) Sophos
18 43 (2.21%) Ivanti
18 43 (2.21%) SonicWALL
19 42 (2.16%) Avaya