Period
to 23 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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 135 83
Rank change year-on-year -27 -52 -14
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 3,756 4,303 6,960
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.15% 2.45% 3.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.90% 10.01% 12.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3,230 3,656 6,181
UK median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.11% -2.67%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £59,000 £56,250 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -1.52% -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 42,207 42,967 54,261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.18% 24.43% 26.18%
Number of salaries quoted 34,531 36,273 45,879
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +1.15% +2.35%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,500 £24,750
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 23 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 23 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 -30 3,489 £35,000 - 515
UK excluding London -26 2,456 £32,500 -1.52% 349
London -36 1,206 £45,000 +5.88% 187
South East -50 695 £31,500 -10.00% 93
North of England -17 662 £32,500 - 102
Midlands +13 352 £31,500 +5.00% 57
South West +2 325 £30,750 -5.39% 37
North West -13 304 £28,000 -13.85% 55
Yorkshire -15 300 £35,000 +6.06% 38
East of England -1 255 £36,000 +0.70% 39
West Midlands -16 218 £33,500 +11.67% 26
East Midlands +40 134 £27,500 -17.91% 31
Scotland -74 81 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Wales +57 74 £27,500 -18.52% 9
North East +5 61 £32,500 -12.75% 9
Northern Ireland -21 11 £25,000 -1.96% 2
Channel Islands 0 5 £32,500 -10.96%

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 3,756 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,717 (72.34%) Windows Server
3 2,625 (69.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 2,554 (68.00%) Active Directory
5 2,219 (59.08%) Microsoft
6 2,105 (56.04%) VMware
7 1,313 (34.96%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1,303 (34.69%) MS Exchange
9 1,283 (34.16%) Windows 7
10 1,234 (32.85%) Office 365
11 1,019 (27.13%) ITIL
12 1,017 (27.08%) Hyper-V
13 1,008 (26.84%) Windows 10
14 948 (25.24%) Citrix
15 919 (24.47%) Firewall
16 902 (24.01%) DNS
17 839 (22.34%) Cisco
18 794 (21.14%) Exchange Server 2010
19 791 (21.06%) SQL Server
20 715 (19.04%) DHCP
21 707 (18.82%) SQL
22 705 (18.77%) Microsoft Certification
23 686 (18.26%) Microsoft Office
24 667 (17.76%) TCP/IP
25 641 (17.07%) PowerShell
26 631 (16.80%) Microsoft Azure
27 627 (16.69%) SAN
28 612 (16.29%) WAN
29 589 (15.68%) LAN
30 588 (15.65%) 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 1,303 (34.69%) MS Exchange
2 794 (21.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 583 (15.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 300 (7.99%) SharePoint
5 272 (7.24%) IIS
6 271 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 212 (5.64%) Skype for Business
8 97 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2003
9 64 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 58 (1.54%) Apache
11 31 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
12 26 (0.69%) Tomcat
13 23 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
14 21 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
15 18 (0.48%) CMS
16 15 (0.40%) IBM Notes
17 14 (0.37%) IBM Domino
18 13 (0.35%) JBoss
18 13 (0.35%) WordPress
19 10 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 686 (18.26%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (1.92%) 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 45 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.32%) Northgate Housing
4 11 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 10 (0.27%) 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
7 5 (0.13%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.11%) Sage 200
8 4 (0.11%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.080%) Elite 3E
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
Cloud Services
1 1,234 (32.85%) Office 365
2 631 (16.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 231 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
4 67 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 65 (1.73%) IaaS
6 61 (1.62%) Mimecast
7 52 (1.38%) PaaS
8 50 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
9 34 (0.91%) SaaS
10 29 (0.77%) G Suite
10 29 (0.77%) OneDrive
11 10 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 9 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.21%) Datadog
13 8 (0.21%) GitHub
14 6 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (0.16%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 5 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 919 (24.47%) Firewall
2 902 (24.01%) DNS
3 715 (19.04%) DHCP
4 667 (17.76%) TCP/IP
5 627 (16.69%) SAN
6 612 (16.29%) WAN
7 589 (15.68%) LAN
8 361 (9.61%) VPN
9 279 (7.43%) VLAN
10 245 (6.52%) VoIP
11 170 (4.53%) Skype
12 159 (4.23%) NAS
13 146 (3.89%) NetScaler
14 115 (3.06%) Wireless
15 113 (3.01%) Internet
16 107 (2.85%) Remote Desktop
17 97 (2.58%) Network Security
18 93 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
19 85 (2.26%) WLAN
20 80 (2.13%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 791 (21.06%) SQL Server
2 249 (6.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 141 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 68 (1.81%) MySQL
4 68 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 66 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 58 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 51 (1.36%) Oracle Database
8 45 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
9 44 (1.17%) SQL Server 2014
10 42 (1.12%) Relational Database
11 30 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
12 26 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
13 20 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
13 20 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
14 15 (0.40%) GIS
15 14 (0.37%) DTS
15 14 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (0.32%) RDBMS
17 11 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 40 (1.06%) Jenkins
2 39 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (0.96%) MSI
4 35 (0.93%) Visual Studio
5 28 (0.75%) Git (software)
6 24 (0.64%) JIRA
7 20 (0.53%) TeamCity
8 18 (0.48%) 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
13 7 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 6 (0.16%) Artifactory
14 6 (0.16%) RSpec
14 6 (0.16%) Subversion
14 6 (0.16%) Zephyr
General
1 506 (13.47%) Finance
2 144 (3.83%) Law
3 129 (3.43%) Legal
4 108 (2.88%) Telecoms
5 99 (2.64%) Banking
6 95 (2.53%) Retail
7 62 (1.65%) Manufacturing
8 52 (1.38%) Advertising
9 48 (1.28%) Military
10 44 (1.17%) Billing
11 42 (1.12%) Investment Banking
11 42 (1.12%) Marketing
12 32 (0.85%) Retail Banking
13 28 (0.75%) Back Office
13 28 (0.75%) Financial Institution
14 27 (0.72%) French Language
15 25 (0.67%) German Language
16 22 (0.59%) Publishing
17 20 (0.53%) Games
18 14 (0.37%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 766 (20.39%) Support Engineer
2 671 (17.86%) Analyst
3 618 (16.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 514 (13.68%) IT Support
5 459 (12.22%) IT Engineer
6 361 (9.61%) Support Analyst
7 354 (9.42%) 2nd Line Support
8 351 (9.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 289 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
10 256 (6.82%) Windows Engineer
11 235 (6.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 235 (6.26%) Administrator
12 231 (6.15%) 3rd Line Support
13 200 (5.32%) Systems Engineer
14 189 (5.03%) Desktop Support
15 178 (4.74%) Server Engineer
16 177 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 174 (4.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 152 (4.05%) Systems Administrator
19 140 (3.73%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (2.32%) .NET
2 58 (1.54%) Web Services
3 35 (0.93%) XML
4 32 (0.85%) HTML
5 27 (0.72%) CSS
6 21 (0.56%) ASP.NET
7 17 (0.45%) LDAP
7 17 (0.45%) WAP
8 16 (0.43%) WCF
8 16 (0.43%) WSH
9 14 (0.37%) Middleware
10 13 (0.35%) .NET Framework
10 13 (0.35%) SAP Basis
10 13 (0.35%) Software Packaging
11 12 (0.32%) JSON
12 11 (0.29%) FIX Protocol
12 11 (0.29%) LAMP
13 9 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
14 8 (0.21%) 802.1X
14 8 (0.21%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 280 (7.45%) Data Centre
2 211 (5.62%) Clustering
3 209 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 121 (3.22%) Driving Licence
5 119 (3.17%) Computer Science
6 111 (2.96%) Replication
7 108 (2.88%) Management Information System
8 98 (2.61%) Blackberry
9 67 (1.78%) Fat Client
9 67 (1.78%) Thin Client
10 48 (1.28%) Hedge funds
11 46 (1.22%) iPhone
12 41 (1.09%) Virtual Team
13 35 (0.93%) Client/Server
14 28 (0.75%) CMDB
15 27 (0.72%) iPad
16 26 (0.69%) EPoS
16 26 (0.69%) Smartphone
16 26 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
17 24 (0.64%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 3,756 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,717 (72.34%) Windows Server
3 2,625 (69.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 1,283 (34.16%) Windows 7
5 1,008 (26.84%) Windows 10
6 588 (15.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 575 (15.31%) Windows 8
8 464 (12.35%) Linux
9 196 (5.22%) Windows XP
10 125 (3.33%) Mac OS X
11 119 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 107 (2.85%) Unix
13 73 (1.94%) CentOS
14 64 (1.70%) Android
15 52 (1.38%) Solaris
16 49 (1.30%) Windows 2000
17 48 (1.28%) Ubuntu
18 39 (1.04%) Apple iOS
18 39 (1.04%) Mac OS
19 35 (0.93%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,019 (27.13%) ITIL
2 229 (6.10%) Service Delivery
3 198 (5.27%) Disaster Recovery
4 192 (5.11%) Mentoring
5 186 (4.95%) Change Management
6 175 (4.66%) Time Management
7 174 (4.63%) Problem Management
8 148 (3.94%) Configuration Management
9 146 (3.89%) Project Management
10 138 (3.67%) Migration
10 138 (3.67%) Presales
11 131 (3.49%) CRM
12 128 (3.41%) Root Cause Analysis
13 121 (3.22%) Incident Management
14 119 (3.17%) Service Management
15 112 (2.98%) Agile Software Development
16 102 (2.72%) Line Management
16 102 (2.72%) Patch Management
17 100 (2.66%) Continuous Improvement
18 93 (2.48%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 707 (18.82%) SQL
2 641 (17.07%) PowerShell
3 103 (2.74%) VBScript
4 98 (2.61%) T-SQL
5 63 (1.68%) C#
6 52 (1.38%) Perl
7 48 (1.28%) Python
8 44 (1.17%) Bash Shell
9 41 (1.09%) C
9 41 (1.09%) Java
9 41 (1.09%) JavaScript
10 34 (0.91%) VB
11 33 (0.88%) Shell Script
12 14 (0.37%) VBA
13 13 (0.35%) ABAP
13 13 (0.35%) Ruby
14 7 (0.19%) C++
14 7 (0.19%) PHP
14 7 (0.19%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.16%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 705 (18.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 453 (12.06%) MCSE
3 369 (9.82%) Degree
4 256 (6.82%) MCSA
5 251 (6.68%) Cisco Certification
6 214 (5.70%) CCNA
7 208 (5.54%) MCP
8 189 (5.03%) Security Cleared
9 161 (4.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 144 (3.83%) MCITP
11 119 (3.17%) SC Cleared
12 111 (2.96%) Citrix Certification
13 75 (2.00%) CCNP
14 73 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
15 67 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
16 52 (1.38%) A+ Certification
17 48 (1.28%) DBS Check
18 42 (1.12%) CCA
18 42 (1.12%) DV Cleared
19 40 (1.06%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 325 (8.65%) SLA
2 51 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 41 (1.09%) PCI DSS
4 34 (0.91%) QA
5 13 (0.35%) GDPR
5 13 (0.35%) PMO
6 9 (0.24%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 7 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.13%) COBIT
10 4 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.053%) DICOM
11 2 (0.053%) GCP
11 2 (0.053%) HL7
11 2 (0.053%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.027%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.027%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.027%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 2,554 (68.00%) Active Directory
2 1,313 (34.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,017 (27.08%) Hyper-V
4 420 (11.18%) VMware ESXi
5 405 (10.78%) XenApp
6 333 (8.87%) vSphere
7 274 (7.29%) XenDesktop
8 153 (4.07%) Microsoft App-V
9 103 (2.74%) XenServer
10 85 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
11 74 (1.97%) VirtualBox
12 63 (1.68%) Terminal Services
13 61 (1.62%) Virtual Servers
14 54 (1.44%) DFS Replication
15 31 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
16 29 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
17 26 (0.69%) vCloud
18 24 (0.64%) Terminal Server
19 22 (0.59%) Docker
20 15 (0.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 514 (13.68%) SCCM
2 220 (5.86%) SCOM
3 141 (3.75%) WSUS
4 120 (3.19%) vCenter Server
5 117 (3.12%) Backup Exec
6 107 (2.85%) Microsoft Clustering
7 82 (2.18%) SCOrch
8 60 (1.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 55 (1.46%) Puppet
10 50 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
11 45 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
12 43 (1.14%) Failover Clustering
13 35 (0.93%) Ansible
13 35 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 34 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
15 30 (0.80%) Simpana
16 29 (0.77%) AirWatch
17 26 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
18 24 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
18 24 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2,219 (59.08%) Microsoft
2 2,105 (56.04%) VMware
3 948 (25.24%) Citrix
4 839 (22.34%) Cisco
5 401 (10.68%) HP
6 181 (4.82%) Veeam
7 179 (4.77%) Apple
8 166 (4.42%) Dell
8 166 (4.42%) NetApp
9 141 (3.75%) Red Hat
10 135 (3.59%) Symantec
11 120 (3.19%) Oracle
12 94 (2.50%) IBM
13 92 (2.45%) Avaya
14 84 (2.24%) Juniper
15 81 (2.16%) SolarWinds
15 81 (2.16%) Sophos
16 77 (2.05%) CheckPoint
17 68 (1.81%) Meraki
18 65 (1.73%) CommVault