Period
to 30 July 2021

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 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 532 328 241
Rank change year-on-year -204 -87 -49
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 543 604 2,047
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.88% 1.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.62% 4.15% 6.21%
Number of salaries quoted 442 538 1,752
10th Percentile £23,775 £26,250 £23,500
25th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
75th Percentile £48,750 £52,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £60,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,750 £36,050 £35,000
% change year-on-year -0.83% +3.00% +6.06%

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 20,764 14,544 32,946
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.28% 21.20% 22.89%
Number of salaries quoted 15,118 11,986 26,413
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +8.43% +2.47%

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 30 July 2021.

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 30 July 2021. 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 -176 522 £40,000 -2.44% 140
UK excluding London -109 426 £35,750 -0.83% 120
London -209 115 £50,000 -4.76% 29
South East -88 113 £35,000 -2.91% 29
North of England -68 101 £40,000 +11.89% 40
Midlands -36 97 £35,000 +7.69% 13
Yorkshire -39 67 £40,000 - 15
West Midlands -51 61 £40,000 +33.33% 10
Work from Home -229 58 £40,000 -30.43% 8
East of England -49 55 £35,000 -12.50% 14
South West -64 40 £30,000 -14.29% 15
East Midlands -34 36 £31,500 -25.88% 3
North West -67 28 £40,000 +14.29% 23
Scotland -76 12 £45,000 +42.86% 6
North East -22 6 £43,500 +89.13% 2
Wales -42 5 £29,500 -13.24% 3
Northern Ireland - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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.

1 543 (100.00%) Windows
2 411 (75.69%) Windows Server
3 389 (71.64%) Active Directory
4 372 (68.51%) Microsoft
5 300 (55.25%) VMware
6 291 (53.59%) Microsoft 365
7 288 (53.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 221 (40.70%) Windows Server 2016
9 208 (38.31%) Azure
10 198 (36.46%) Windows 10
11 194 (35.73%) VMware Infrastructure
11 194 (35.73%) Firewall
12 165 (30.39%) MS Exchange
13 154 (28.36%) Windows Server 2019
14 148 (27.26%) DNS
15 147 (27.07%) Hyper-V
16 146 (26.89%) Citrix
17 139 (25.60%) SQL Server
18 134 (24.68%) Cisco
18 134 (24.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 132 (24.31%) Windows 7
20 131 (24.13%) Social Skills
21 123 (22.65%) Microsoft Office
22 122 (22.47%) DHCP
23 110 (20.26%) LAN
24 109 (20.07%) ITIL
25 97 (17.86%) SQL
26 96 (17.68%) SharePoint
27 94 (17.31%) PowerShell
28 89 (16.39%) 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
1 165 (30.39%) MS Exchange
2 96 (17.68%) SharePoint
3 79 (14.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 42 (7.73%) IIS
5 34 (6.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 28 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (2.21%) nginx
7 12 (2.21%) Skype for Business
8 10 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (1.10%) CMS
10 6 (1.10%) Confluence
11 5 (0.92%) Apache
11 5 (0.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 5 (0.92%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.92%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.18%) MS Project Server
14 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 123 (22.65%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.74%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.37%) MicroStation
4 2 (0.37%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.55%) Exchequer
2 2 (0.37%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.18%) Relativity
3 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 291 (53.59%) Microsoft 365
2 208 (38.31%) Azure
3 53 (9.76%) AWS
4 45 (8.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 25 (4.60%) Mimecast
6 19 (3.50%) IaaS
7 15 (2.76%) Power Platform
7 15 (2.76%) SaaS
8 8 (1.47%) Google Workspace
9 6 (1.10%) OneDrive
10 5 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.92%) PaaS
11 3 (0.55%) GoToWebinar
12 2 (0.37%) Azure Storage
12 2 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.37%) GCP
13 1 (0.18%) Azure Sentinel
13 1 (0.18%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 194 (35.73%) Firewall
2 148 (27.26%) DNS
3 122 (22.47%) DHCP
4 110 (20.26%) LAN
5 89 (16.39%) TCP/IP
6 88 (16.21%) VPN
7 85 (15.65%) WAN
8 81 (14.92%) SAN
9 40 (7.37%) VoIP
10 34 (6.26%) Remote Desktop
11 32 (5.89%) Wi-Fi
12 31 (5.71%) VLAN
13 29 (5.34%) Wireless
14 28 (5.16%) Internet
15 17 (3.13%) Skype
15 17 (3.13%) WLAN
16 15 (2.76%) MPLS
17 13 (2.39%) Fibre Channel
17 13 (2.39%) NetScaler
18 12 (2.21%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (25.60%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.76%) Power BI
2 15 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (2.39%) SQL Server 2016
4 11 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.29%) MySQL
5 7 (1.29%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.55%) Data Vault
8 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2019
9 2 (0.37%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.18%) DB2
10 1 (0.18%) GIS
10 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (2.39%) JIRA
2 4 (0.74%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.18%) Hudson
3 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 131 (24.13%) Social Skills
2 65 (11.97%) Finance
3 44 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.31%) Legal
4 18 (3.31%) Organisational Skills
5 17 (3.13%) Retail
6 9 (1.66%) Banking
6 9 (1.66%) Presentation Skills
7 7 (1.29%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.29%) Local Government
8 6 (1.10%) Documentation Skills
8 6 (1.10%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.10%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.92%) Law
9 5 (0.92%) Public Sector
10 4 (0.74%) Military
11 3 (0.55%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.37%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.18%) Danish Language
13 1 (0.18%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 117 (21.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 83 (15.29%) Support Engineer
3 76 (14.00%) Analyst
4 73 (13.44%) IT Support
5 54 (9.94%) Server Engineer
6 51 (9.39%) Windows Engineer
7 47 (8.66%) IT Engineer
8 46 (8.47%) Support Analyst
9 42 (7.73%) 2nd Line Support
10 36 (6.63%) 3rd Line Support
11 33 (6.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 30 (5.52%) Architect
12 30 (5.52%) Service Analyst
12 30 (5.52%) Service Desk Analyst
13 29 (5.34%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 28 (5.16%) Support Technician
15 27 (4.97%) Administrator
16 24 (4.42%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 23 (4.24%) IT Support Technician
17 23 (4.24%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.13%) Web Services
2 11 (2.03%) HTML
3 10 (1.84%) .NET
4 8 (1.47%) Middleware
5 7 (1.29%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.29%) Java EE
5 7 (1.29%) XML
6 6 (1.10%) .NET Core
6 6 (1.10%) .NET Framework
6 6 (1.10%) Ajax
6 6 (1.10%) Classic ASP
6 6 (1.10%) CSS
6 6 (1.10%) Entity Framework
6 6 (1.10%) jQuery
6 6 (1.10%) LAMP
6 6 (1.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (1.10%) WSH
6 6 (1.10%) XSLT
7 5 (0.92%) OC4J
8 4 (0.74%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 58 (10.68%) Data Centre
2 33 (6.08%) Clustering
3 24 (4.42%) Driving Licence
4 19 (3.50%) Replication
5 16 (2.95%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.76%) Fat Client
6 15 (2.76%) Thin Client
7 14 (2.58%) PKI
8 13 (2.39%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (1.66%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.47%) iPhone
11 8 (1.47%) Microsoft Licensing
12 7 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (1.10%) FMCG
13 6 (1.10%) Legacy Systems
13 6 (1.10%) Private Cloud
13 6 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
14 5 (0.92%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 543 (100.00%) Windows
2 411 (75.69%) Windows Server
3 288 (53.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 221 (40.70%) Windows Server 2016
5 198 (36.46%) Windows 10
6 154 (28.36%) Windows Server 2019
7 132 (24.31%) Windows 7
8 79 (14.55%) Linux
9 69 (12.71%) Windows 8
10 68 (12.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 34 (6.26%) Android
12 24 (4.42%) Apple iOS
13 20 (3.68%) Windows XP
14 19 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 17 (3.13%) Unix
16 10 (1.84%) Mac OS X
17 8 (1.47%) SUSE
18 7 (1.29%) Oracle Linux
19 5 (0.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 5 (0.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (24.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 109 (20.07%) ITIL
3 50 (9.21%) Disaster Recovery
4 42 (7.73%) Problem-Solving
5 40 (7.37%) Migration
6 29 (5.34%) Storage Management
7 27 (4.97%) Mentoring
8 24 (4.42%) Change Management
8 24 (4.42%) Cybersecurity
8 24 (4.42%) IT Strategy
8 24 (4.42%) Project Management
9 23 (4.24%) High Availability
9 23 (4.24%) Project Delivery
9 23 (4.24%) Server Management
10 20 (3.68%) Patch Management
11 19 (3.50%) Mobile Device Management
11 19 (3.50%) Service Delivery
11 19 (3.50%) Service Management
12 18 (3.31%) Network Management
12 18 (3.31%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 97 (17.86%) SQL
2 94 (17.31%) PowerShell
3 17 (3.13%) VBScript
4 13 (2.39%) C
5 11 (2.03%) Java
5 11 (2.03%) Python
5 11 (2.03%) T-SQL
6 10 (1.84%) C#
6 10 (1.84%) VB
7 7 (1.29%) PHP
8 6 (1.10%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.10%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.10%) PHP 4
8 6 (1.10%) VB6
9 5 (0.92%) Korn
9 5 (0.92%) Perl
10 2 (0.37%) R
11 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.18%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 73 (13.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (8.66%) Security Cleared
3 46 (8.47%) MCSE
4 35 (6.45%) SC Cleared
5 31 (5.71%) Degree
6 29 (5.34%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (4.79%) MCSA
8 20 (3.68%) MCP
9 19 (3.50%) CCNA
10 18 (3.31%) MCITP
11 8 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (1.29%) CCNP
12 7 (1.29%) DV Cleared
13 6 (1.10%) A+ Certification
13 6 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (0.92%) PMI Certification
15 4 (0.74%) CCDP
16 3 (0.55%) MCDST
17 2 (0.37%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.73%) SLA
2 15 (2.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 13 (2.39%) GDPR
4 11 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (1.29%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.74%) QA
7 3 (0.55%) NIST
7 3 (0.55%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.18%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 389 (71.64%) Active Directory
2 194 (35.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 147 (27.07%) Hyper-V
4 64 (11.79%) XenApp
5 61 (11.23%) VMware ESXi
6 48 (8.84%) vSphere
7 42 (7.73%) XenDesktop
8 22 (4.05%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (2.39%) Terminal Services
10 11 (2.03%) VirtualBox
11 10 (1.84%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (1.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 6 (1.10%) VMware NSX
14 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.74%) NFS
16 3 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
17 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 83 (15.29%) SCCM
2 44 (8.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 30 (5.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 19 (3.50%) NetBackup
4 19 (3.50%) WSUS
5 18 (3.31%) Nagios
6 17 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
6 17 (3.13%) vCenter Server
7 14 (2.58%) SCVMM
8 13 (2.39%) SCOM
9 12 (2.21%) HAProxy
9 12 (2.21%) Single Sign-On
10 11 (2.03%) Backup Exec
11 10 (1.84%) McAfee ePO
12 9 (1.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 8 (1.47%) Kubernetes
14 7 (1.29%) Ansible
14 7 (1.29%) Failover Clustering
14 7 (1.29%) SCOrch
15 6 (1.10%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 372 (68.51%) Microsoft
2 300 (55.25%) VMware
3 146 (26.89%) Citrix
4 134 (24.68%) Cisco
5 75 (13.81%) Veeam
6 63 (11.60%) HP
7 39 (7.18%) Dell
8 37 (6.81%) Oracle
9 36 (6.63%) Sophos
10 29 (5.34%) Meraki
11 25 (4.60%) NetApp
12 23 (4.24%) Symantec
13 22 (4.05%) EMC
14 20 (3.68%) SonicWALL
15 19 (3.50%) Palo Alto
16 18 (3.31%) McAfee
16 18 (3.31%) Red Hat
17 15 (2.76%) Juniper
17 15 (2.76%) Veritas
18 14 (2.58%) MAPICS