Period
to 2 March 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 2 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 412 295 211
Rank change year-on-year -117 -84 -41
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 496 1,306 2,454
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 1.08% 1.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.31% 4.89% 7.05%
Number of salaries quoted 446 1,185 2,153
Median annual salary £37,500 £36,050 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.02% -3.87% +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £24,550
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £34,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.19% -2.14% +7.69%

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 15,003 26,692 34,806
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.90% 22.01% 23.15%
Number of salaries quoted 12,185 21,678 28,353
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 2 March 2021.

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 2 March 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 -112 454 £37,500 +4.02% 96
UK excluding London -91 343 £35,000 +2.19% 78
London -42 138 £48,750 +8.33% 24
South East -7 93 £35,000 - 24
North of England -54 76 £40,000 +12.68% 15
Work from Home -89 57 £41,000 -8.89% 13
Midlands -22 56 £35,000 +13.82% 18
East of England +20 46 £29,250 -16.43% 4
South West -18 42 £34,000 +7.94% 11
Yorkshire -15 39 £32,500 -17.72% 7
North West -30 31 £42,000 +21.74% 8
West Midlands -9 28 £33,500 +15.52% 9
East Midlands -2 27 £33,750 -10.00% 9
Scotland +24 19 £30,000 -16.67% 5
Wales +19 11 £28,500 -24.00% 1
North East +14 6 £51,000 -29.47%

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 496 (100.00%) Windows
2 373 (75.20%) Active Directory
3 371 (74.80%) Windows Server
4 350 (70.56%) Microsoft
5 302 (60.89%) VMware
6 292 (58.87%) Microsoft 365
7 263 (53.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 217 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 210 (42.34%) Windows Server 2016
10 205 (41.33%) Azure
11 186 (37.50%) MS Exchange
12 173 (34.88%) Windows 10
13 160 (32.26%) Firewall
14 141 (28.43%) Windows 7
15 140 (28.23%) Citrix
16 138 (27.82%) DNS
17 126 (25.40%) Hyper-V
18 123 (24.80%) DHCP
19 119 (23.99%) Microsoft Office
19 119 (23.99%) Cisco
20 118 (23.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 104 (20.97%) TCP/IP
22 102 (20.56%) ITIL
23 101 (20.36%) SCCM
24 97 (19.56%) PowerShell
25 93 (18.75%) SharePoint
25 93 (18.75%) Windows Server 2019
26 92 (18.55%) SQL Server
27 83 (16.73%) VMware ESXi
28 79 (15.93%) SQL

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
1 186 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 93 (18.75%) SharePoint
3 62 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 35 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2013
5 28 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 28 (5.65%) IIS
6 24 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2003
7 14 (2.82%) Skype for Business
8 12 (2.42%) SharePoint Server
9 11 (2.22%) Confluence
10 4 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.81%) WordPress
11 1 (0.20%) Apache
11 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.20%) SAS
11 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 119 (23.99%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.40%) Relativity
3 1 (0.20%) BASE24
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 292 (58.87%) Microsoft 365
2 205 (41.33%) Azure
3 62 (12.50%) AWS
4 46 (9.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 28 (5.65%) Mimecast
6 15 (3.02%) OneDrive
7 12 (2.42%) IaaS
8 11 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
8 11 (2.22%) SaaS
9 8 (1.61%) PaaS
10 3 (0.60%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (0.60%) GoToWebinar
10 3 (0.60%) OpenDNS
11 2 (0.40%) Cloudflare
11 2 (0.40%) GCP
11 2 (0.40%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.20%) G Suite
12 1 (0.20%) PowerApps
12 1 (0.20%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 160 (32.26%) Firewall
2 138 (27.82%) DNS
3 123 (24.80%) DHCP
4 104 (20.97%) TCP/IP
5 75 (15.12%) LAN
6 73 (14.72%) WAN
7 70 (14.11%) SAN
8 66 (13.31%) VoIP
8 66 (13.31%) VPN
9 40 (8.06%) VLAN
10 33 (6.65%) Skype
11 22 (4.44%) Internet
12 20 (4.03%) iSCSI
12 20 (4.03%) MPLS
12 20 (4.03%) NetScaler
13 16 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
14 15 (3.02%) Wireless
15 13 (2.62%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (2.62%) Intranet
15 13 (2.62%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (18.55%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (1.81%) Big Data
5 8 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.01%) SQL Server 2019
8 4 (0.81%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.60%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.40%) MySQL
10 2 (0.40%) Power BI
11 1 (0.20%) DB2
11 1 (0.20%) MS Access
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (0.81%) JIRA
2 3 (0.60%) InstallShield
2 3 (0.60%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.60%) MSI
3 2 (0.40%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.40%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.20%) Hudson
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 72 (14.52%) Finance
2 22 (4.44%) Banking
3 17 (3.43%) Legal
4 16 (3.23%) Law
5 13 (2.62%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.42%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.22%) Public Sector
8 8 (1.61%) Retail
9 6 (1.21%) Local Government
10 5 (1.01%) Electronics
10 5 (1.01%) Housing Association
10 5 (1.01%) Mandarin Language
10 5 (1.01%) Marketing
11 3 (0.60%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.20%) Advertising
12 1 (0.20%) Automotive
12 1 (0.20%) Front Office
12 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 104 (20.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 88 (17.74%) Analyst
3 77 (15.52%) Support Engineer
4 71 (14.31%) IT Engineer
5 62 (12.50%) IT Support
6 46 (9.27%) Service Desk Analyst
7 45 (9.07%) Service Analyst
8 39 (7.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 36 (7.26%) 3rd Line Support
10 35 (7.06%) 2nd Line Support
11 30 (6.05%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 28 (5.65%) IT Support Engineer
13 25 (5.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 25 (5.04%) Support Analyst
14 23 (4.64%) VMware Engineer
15 22 (4.44%) IT Analyst
16 20 (4.03%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
17 19 (3.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 19 (3.83%) Systems Engineer
18 18 (3.63%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.84%) Web Services
2 11 (2.22%) .NET
3 9 (1.81%) XML
4 7 (1.41%) ASP.NET
4 7 (1.41%) CSS
4 7 (1.41%) HTML
5 6 (1.21%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (1.21%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (0.60%) LDAP
6 3 (0.60%) MDX
6 3 (0.60%) SAML
6 3 (0.60%) WSH
7 2 (0.40%) SOAP
8 1 (0.20%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.20%) COM
8 1 (0.20%) CSS3
8 1 (0.20%) OAuth
8 1 (0.20%) React
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.06%) Data Centre
2 27 (5.44%) Clustering
2 27 (5.44%) Replication
3 24 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (3.02%) Driving Licence
6 11 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
7 10 (2.02%) Client/Server
7 10 (2.02%) EMC VNXe
7 10 (2.02%) FlexPod
7 10 (2.02%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 9 (1.81%) FMCG
8 9 (1.81%) PKI
9 8 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.21%) Smart City
10 6 (1.21%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.81%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.60%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.60%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 496 (100.00%) Windows
2 371 (74.80%) Windows Server
3 263 (53.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 210 (42.34%) Windows Server 2016
5 173 (34.88%) Windows 10
6 141 (28.43%) Windows 7
7 93 (18.75%) Windows Server 2019
8 62 (12.50%) Linux
9 40 (8.06%) Windows 8
10 38 (7.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 37 (7.46%) Android
12 21 (4.23%) Mac OS X
13 17 (3.43%) CentOS
14 16 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 15 (3.02%) Apple iOS
16 9 (1.81%) Ubuntu
16 9 (1.81%) Unix
17 6 (1.21%) Windows XP
18 5 (1.01%) Check Point GAiA
19 4 (0.81%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (23.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 102 (20.56%) ITIL
3 59 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 44 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
5 30 (6.05%) Service Management
6 29 (5.85%) Migration
7 25 (5.04%) Change Management
8 21 (4.23%) Incident Management
9 20 (4.03%) Kalman Filter
9 20 (4.03%) Mentoring
9 20 (4.03%) Project Management
9 20 (4.03%) Root Cause Analysis
10 18 (3.63%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (3.63%) ITSM
11 17 (3.43%) High Availability
11 17 (3.43%) Proactive Monitoring
11 17 (3.43%) Server Management
11 17 (3.43%) Service Delivery
12 15 (3.02%) Change Control
12 15 (3.02%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (19.56%) PowerShell
2 79 (15.93%) SQL
3 17 (3.43%) T-SQL
4 12 (2.42%) VBScript
5 10 (2.02%) C#
5 10 (2.02%) Python
6 7 (1.41%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.21%) C
8 5 (1.01%) VB
9 4 (0.81%) Perl
10 3 (0.60%) R
11 2 (0.40%) ActionScript
11 2 (0.40%) ActionScript 2.0
11 2 (0.40%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.40%) Ruby
11 2 (0.40%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.20%) VBA
12 1 (0.20%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 51 (10.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (9.07%) Cisco Certification
3 44 (8.87%) CCNA
4 34 (6.85%) Security Cleared
5 30 (6.05%) SC Cleared
6 29 (5.85%) MCSE
7 24 (4.84%) MCSA
8 17 (3.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (2.82%) MCITP
10 13 (2.62%) CCNP
10 13 (2.62%) Degree
11 11 (2.22%) MCP
12 8 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (1.41%) A+ Certification
14 6 (1.21%) DV Cleared
14 6 (1.21%) MOS
15 5 (1.01%) DBS Check
16 4 (0.81%) CISSP
16 4 (0.81%) Server+ Certification
17 3 (0.60%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (9.68%) SLA
2 15 (3.02%) GDPR
3 10 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.61%) QA
5 6 (1.21%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.20%) NIST
System Software
1 373 (75.20%) Active Directory
2 217 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 126 (25.40%) Hyper-V
4 83 (16.73%) VMware ESXi
5 53 (10.69%) XenApp
6 47 (9.48%) vSphere
7 43 (8.67%) XenDesktop
8 23 (4.64%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (3.63%) Virtual Servers
10 11 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (1.21%) Firmware
11 6 (1.21%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.81%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.60%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 2 (0.40%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.40%) KVM
14 2 (0.40%) Samba
14 2 (0.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 101 (20.36%) SCCM
2 41 (8.27%) Microsoft Intune
3 24 (4.84%) SCOM
4 19 (3.83%) vCenter Server
5 16 (3.23%) Backup Exec
5 16 (3.23%) NetBackup
6 14 (2.82%) SCVMM
7 11 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
7 11 (2.22%) WSUS
8 10 (2.02%) Ansible
9 9 (1.81%) Microsoft Clustering
10 8 (1.61%) AirWatch
10 8 (1.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 7 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (1.21%) Failover Clustering
12 6 (1.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 6 (1.21%) Terraform
13 5 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
13 5 (1.01%) Nagios
13 5 (1.01%) Nessus
Vendors
1 350 (70.56%) Microsoft
2 302 (60.89%) VMware
3 140 (28.23%) Citrix
4 119 (23.99%) Cisco
5 66 (13.31%) Veeam
6 59 (11.90%) HP
7 43 (8.67%) Dell
8 40 (8.06%) NetApp
9 38 (7.66%) EMC
10 31 (6.25%) Apple
11 28 (5.65%) Red Hat
12 24 (4.84%) Avaya
12 24 (4.84%) Sophos
13 20 (4.03%) Symantec
14 18 (3.63%) SonicWALL
15 15 (3.02%) Juniper
15 15 (3.02%) Meraki
15 15 (3.02%) Oracle
16 14 (2.82%) ServiceNow
17 12 (2.42%) SolarWinds