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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 17 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK
6 months to
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 723 467 331
Rank change year-on-year -256 -136 -93
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 536 526 904
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.59% 0.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.76% 3.06% 4.43%
Number of salaries quoted 464 419 790
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £24,250
25th Percentile £27,750 £29,900 £29,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
75th Percentile £50,000 £48,375 £51,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,615 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -2.36% +7.14% -2.78%

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 30,391 17,178 20,401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.96% 19.16% 21.18%
Number of salaries quoted 16,507 13,609 16,683
10th Percentile £26,450 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,750 £36,250 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -243 498 £37,250 -6.88% 98
UK excluding London -136 384 £36,615 -2.36% 102
Work from Home -238 142 £40,000 - 32
London -266 131 £50,000 +2.56% 16
North of England -59 123 £38,434 -3.92% 15
South East -106 98 £40,000 +8.84% 29
Midlands -66 72 £30,000 -16.35% 17
North West -47 55 £36,649 -12.74% 8
East of England -68 55 £30,000 +13.21% 11
East Midlands -8 50 £28,500 -11.42% 2
Yorkshire -60 48 £37,500 -6.25% 4
South West -48 22 £31,250 -6.02% 10
West Midlands -71 22 £35,000 -12.50% 15
North East 0 20 £40,000 -21.57% 3
Scotland -67 11 £72,500 +141.67% 12
Wales -44 4 £57,500 +94.92% 8

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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.

1 536 (100.00%) Windows
2 384 (71.64%) Windows Server
3 364 (67.91%) Microsoft
4 353 (65.86%) Active Directory
5 284 (52.99%) Microsoft 365
6 258 (48.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 248 (46.27%) VMware
8 213 (39.74%) Windows Server 2016
9 201 (37.50%) DNS
10 186 (34.70%) DHCP
11 181 (33.77%) Windows 10
12 176 (32.84%) VMware Infrastructure
13 173 (32.28%) Azure
14 168 (31.34%) PowerShell
15 143 (26.68%) Windows 7
16 141 (26.31%) Social Skills
17 134 (25.00%) Hyper-V
18 133 (24.81%) ITIL
19 128 (23.88%) Firewall
20 124 (23.13%) Microsoft Office
21 120 (22.39%) Windows Server 2019
22 111 (20.71%) SQL
23 110 (20.52%) WAN
24 108 (20.15%) Cisco
24 108 (20.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 107 (19.96%) Citrix
26 98 (18.28%) LAN
27 95 (17.72%) SQL Server
28 93 (17.35%) MS Exchange
29 89 (16.60%) TCP/IP

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 93 (17.35%) MS Exchange
2 81 (15.11%) SharePoint
3 70 (13.06%) IIS
4 47 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 31 (5.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 27 (5.04%) Apache
7 21 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 19 (3.54%) WebLogic
9 16 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (2.61%) WebLogic Portal
11 13 (2.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 13 (2.43%) Oracle Workflow
11 13 (2.43%) Skype for Business
12 12 (2.24%) CMS
13 9 (1.68%) Tomcat
14 6 (1.12%) JBoss
15 3 (0.56%) Confluence
15 3 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
16 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 124 (23.13%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.19%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (0.37%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 284 (52.99%) Microsoft 365
2 173 (32.28%) Azure
3 51 (9.51%) AWS
4 40 (7.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (2.80%) SaaS
6 14 (2.61%) Mimecast
6 14 (2.61%) Nutanix
7 12 (2.24%) OneDrive
8 11 (2.05%) Power Platform
9 7 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (1.12%) Amazon S3
10 6 (1.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 6 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (1.12%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 6 (1.12%) IBM Cloud
10 6 (1.12%) Route 53
10 6 (1.12%) Rubrik
10 6 (1.12%) Serverless
10 6 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.93%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 201 (37.50%) DNS
2 186 (34.70%) DHCP
3 128 (23.88%) Firewall
4 110 (20.52%) WAN
5 98 (18.28%) LAN
6 89 (16.60%) TCP/IP
7 61 (11.38%) SAN
8 54 (10.07%) Wireless
9 44 (8.21%) VLAN
10 35 (6.53%) Skype
11 31 (5.78%) VPN
12 26 (4.85%) HTTP
13 23 (4.29%) Fibre Channel
14 21 (3.92%) Internet
15 19 (3.54%) VoIP
16 16 (2.99%) NetScaler
17 15 (2.80%) Remote Desktop
18 14 (2.61%) Wi-Fi
18 14 (2.61%) WLAN
19 13 (2.43%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (17.72%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.73%) Oracle Database
3 16 (2.99%) Amazon RDS
4 14 (2.61%) MySQL
5 11 (2.05%) Power BI
6 5 (0.93%) Data Mining
6 5 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (0.93%) Oracle Discoverer
6 5 (0.93%) Oracle Exadata
6 5 (0.93%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.19%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.19%) DB2
9 1 (0.19%) Ingres
9 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (1.12%) JIRA
1 6 (1.12%) Subversion
2 5 (0.93%) ClearCase
2 5 (0.93%) ERwin
2 5 (0.93%) Oracle APEX
2 5 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (0.93%) PROIV
2 5 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.93%) Toad
2 5 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.75%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.56%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.19%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.19%) TestDirector
General
1 141 (26.31%) Social Skills
2 67 (12.50%) Finance
3 26 (4.85%) Telecoms
4 21 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (3.73%) Legal
5 20 (3.73%) Presentation Skills
6 19 (3.54%) Banking
7 18 (3.36%) Law
7 18 (3.36%) Retail
8 16 (2.99%) Documentation Skills
8 16 (2.99%) Organisational Skills
9 13 (2.43%) Advertising
10 12 (2.24%) Multimedia
11 11 (2.05%) Games
11 11 (2.05%) Public Sector
12 8 (1.49%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.93%) Back Office
14 1 (0.19%) Influencing Skills
14 1 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 109 (20.34%) Analyst
2 102 (19.03%) Support Engineer
3 94 (17.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 90 (16.79%) IT Support
5 89 (16.60%) IT Engineer
6 57 (10.63%) Support Analyst
7 51 (9.51%) 2nd Line Support
8 46 (8.58%) IT Support Engineer
9 41 (7.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 35 (6.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 33 (6.16%) 3rd Line Support
12 32 (5.97%) Administrator
12 32 (5.97%) IT Analyst
13 30 (5.60%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 30 (5.60%) Systems Administrator
14 29 (5.41%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
15 27 (5.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 26 (4.85%) IT Support Analyst
17 25 (4.66%) IT Technician
18 24 (4.48%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.16%) .NET
2 29 (5.41%) HTML
3 12 (2.24%) OLE
3 12 (2.24%) XML
4 11 (2.05%) XSLT
5 10 (1.87%) LDAP
6 8 (1.49%) CSS
6 8 (1.49%) Web Services
7 7 (1.31%) Middleware
8 6 (1.12%) JSP
8 6 (1.12%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 6 (1.12%) XAMPP
8 6 (1.12%) XMPP
9 5 (0.93%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.93%) JDBC
9 5 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.37%) J2EE
11 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (0.19%) JSON
11 1 (0.19%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.14%) Data Centre
2 44 (8.21%) Clustering
3 27 (5.04%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (4.48%) Driving Licence
5 19 (3.54%) Fat Client
5 19 (3.54%) Replication
5 19 (3.54%) Thin Client
6 18 (3.36%) PKI
6 18 (3.36%) SCADA
7 17 (3.17%) EPoS
8 13 (2.43%) Data Protection Act
9 10 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.87%) User Experience
10 6 (1.12%) e-Learning
10 6 (1.12%) PMI
10 6 (1.12%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.12%) Tandem
11 4 (0.75%) CMDB
11 4 (0.75%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 536 (100.00%) Windows
2 384 (71.64%) Windows Server
3 258 (48.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 213 (39.74%) Windows Server 2016
5 181 (33.77%) Windows 10
6 143 (26.68%) Windows 7
7 120 (22.39%) Windows Server 2019
8 83 (15.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 76 (14.18%) Linux
10 54 (10.07%) Windows 8
11 53 (9.89%) Windows XP
12 27 (5.04%) Unix
13 23 (4.29%) Mac OS X
14 19 (3.54%) Solaris
15 18 (3.36%) SUSE
16 17 (3.17%) Android
17 16 (2.99%) Windows Vista
18 12 (2.24%) Windows 2000 Server
19 9 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 7 (1.31%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (24.81%) ITIL
2 108 (20.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 89 (16.60%) Problem-Solving
4 67 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 62 (11.57%) Change Management
6 56 (10.45%) Service Delivery
7 49 (9.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 43 (8.02%) High Availability
9 42 (7.84%) Mentoring
10 39 (7.28%) ITSM
11 37 (6.90%) Project Management
12 36 (6.72%) Security Patching
13 35 (6.53%) Migration
14 32 (5.97%) Agile
15 30 (5.60%) Continuous Improvement
16 28 (5.22%) Time Management
17 27 (5.04%) Network Management
18 26 (4.85%) Mathematics
19 25 (4.66%) Root Cause Analysis
20 24 (4.48%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 168 (31.34%) PowerShell
2 111 (20.71%) SQL
3 41 (7.65%) C#
4 25 (4.66%) VBScript
5 22 (4.10%) VB
6 21 (3.92%) Bash
6 21 (3.92%) VB.NET
7 14 (2.61%) Python
8 13 (2.43%) T-SQL
9 9 (1.68%) Java
9 9 (1.68%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.49%) JavaScript
10 8 (1.49%) Perl
11 7 (1.31%) C
11 7 (1.31%) PHP
12 6 (1.12%) VBA
13 5 (0.93%) AWK
13 5 (0.93%) COBOL
13 5 (0.93%) Korn
13 5 (0.93%) sed
Qualifications
1 49 (9.14%) Degree
2 47 (8.77%) Security Cleared
3 41 (7.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (5.04%) MCSE
5 22 (4.10%) SC Cleared
6 19 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (3.36%) CCNA
8 14 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (2.43%) DV Cleared
9 13 (2.43%) MCITP
10 12 (2.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 12 (2.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (1.87%) DBS Check
12 8 (1.49%) AWS Certification
13 7 (1.31%) MCP
13 7 (1.31%) MCSA
14 6 (1.12%) PMI Certification
15 5 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
16 4 (0.75%) CISSP
17 3 (0.56%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (11.57%) SLA
2 17 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (2.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (1.87%) GDPR
5 7 (1.31%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (1.31%) QA
6 5 (0.93%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.93%) NCSC
7 4 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.75%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 353 (65.86%) Active Directory
2 176 (32.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 134 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 60 (11.19%) vSphere
5 56 (10.45%) XenApp
6 36 (6.72%) Virtual Machines
7 34 (6.34%) VMware ESXi
8 30 (5.60%) XenDesktop
9 19 (3.54%) Terminal Services
10 14 (2.61%) Docker
11 13 (2.43%) VirtualBox
12 7 (1.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 6 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.93%) Samba
15 4 (0.75%) Firmware
16 3 (0.56%) VMware Server
17 2 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
17 2 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
17 2 (0.37%) Xen
18 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 81 (15.11%) SCCM
2 34 (6.34%) WSUS
3 33 (6.16%) Microsoft Intune
4 30 (5.60%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 25 (4.66%) SCOM
6 20 (3.73%) OpenView
7 18 (3.36%) HP SIM
8 17 (3.17%) Microsoft Clustering
9 16 (2.99%) NetBackup
10 13 (2.43%) FortiGate
11 12 (2.24%) Backup Exec
11 12 (2.24%) vCenter Server
12 10 (1.87%) Kubernetes
12 10 (1.87%) Norton AntiVirus
13 8 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
13 8 (1.49%) EMC NetWorker
13 8 (1.49%) vRealize
14 7 (1.31%) Failover Clustering
14 7 (1.31%) SCVMM
14 7 (1.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 364 (67.91%) Microsoft
2 248 (46.27%) VMware
3 108 (20.15%) Cisco
4 107 (19.96%) Citrix
5 69 (12.87%) HP
6 64 (11.94%) Veeam
7 48 (8.96%) Oracle
8 28 (5.22%) Avaya
9 27 (5.04%) Meraki
9 27 (5.04%) Veritas
10 26 (4.85%) Apple
10 26 (4.85%) Dell
11 19 (3.54%) Commvault
12 18 (3.36%) EMC
13 17 (3.17%) NetApp
14 16 (2.99%) SolarWinds
15 14 (2.61%) WatchGuard
16 13 (2.43%) McAfee
16 13 (2.43%) Symantec
17 12 (2.24%) IBM