Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 184 152 108
Rank change year-on-year -32 -44 -34
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 3,248 4,146 5,795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.86% 2.34% 2.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.02% 9.52% 11.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2,694 3,613 5,066
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,000 £33,615 £35,000
% change year-on-year -1.83% -3.96% -

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 40,485 43,570 51,955
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.12% 24.57% 25.60%
Number of salaries quoted 32,591 35,889 44,137
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,210 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.52% - +3.90%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -36 3,022 £37,500 - 292
UK excluding London -55 1,885 £33,000 -1.83% 238
London -18 1,254 £45,000 - 83
South East -83 545 £35,000 - 54
North of England -34 490 £35,000 +7.69% 74
North West +21 277 £32,500 +4.84% 37
Midlands -25 275 £31,000 -6.06% 38
East of England -23 234 £36,000 +2.86% 20
South West -12 233 £32,500 -5.80% 23
Yorkshire -53 196 £37,500 +15.38% 28
West Midlands -27 174 £32,750 -2.24% 23
East Midlands +23 101 £30,000 +4.35% 15
Scotland -39 59 £30,000 -11.76% 16
Wales -15 40 £30,000 -7.69% 11
North East -41 17 £30,000 -12.15% 9
Northern Ireland +5 16 £25,500 +8.51% 1
Isle of Man - 4 £29,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 3,248 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,452 (75.49%) Windows Server
3 2,269 (69.86%) Active Directory
4 2,100 (64.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 2,001 (61.61%) Microsoft
6 1,801 (55.45%) VMware
7 1,249 (38.45%) Office 365
8 1,143 (35.19%) MS Exchange
9 1,063 (32.73%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1,025 (31.56%) Windows 7
11 933 (28.73%) Windows 10
12 930 (28.63%) DNS
13 847 (26.08%) Hyper-V
14 828 (25.49%) Citrix
15 819 (25.22%) ITIL
16 817 (25.15%) Firewall
17 804 (24.75%) Microsoft Azure
18 777 (23.92%) DHCP
19 701 (21.58%) Microsoft Office
20 691 (21.27%) Cisco
21 682 (21.00%) SQL Server
22 678 (20.87%) PowerShell
23 668 (20.57%) SQL
24 655 (20.17%) Exchange Server 2010
25 579 (17.83%) SAN
26 570 (17.55%) LAN
27 569 (17.52%) Microsoft Certification
28 532 (16.38%) TCP/IP
29 526 (16.19%) WAN
30 509 (15.67%) SCCM

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 1,143 (35.19%) MS Exchange
2 655 (20.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 484 (14.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 248 (7.64%) SharePoint
5 225 (6.93%) IIS
6 195 (6.00%) Skype for Business
7 163 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2007
8 69 (2.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 60 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
10 49 (1.51%) Apache
11 42 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
12 29 (0.89%) Confluence
13 27 (0.83%) WebLogic
13 27 (0.83%) WebSphere
14 21 (0.65%) OpenStack
15 19 (0.58%) Site Server
16 17 (0.52%) JBoss
16 17 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
17 14 (0.43%) Tomcat
18 11 (0.34%) MTS
Applications
1 701 (21.58%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.062%) InDesign
8 2 (0.062%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.031%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.031%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.031%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.031%) CATIA
9 1 (0.031%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.031%) Mathcad
9 1 (0.031%) Maya
9 1 (0.031%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.031%) Revit
9 1 (0.031%) SketchUp
9 1 (0.031%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 32 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.52%) Documaker
3 12 (0.37%) Elite 3E
3 12 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.22%) Infor SunSystems
4 7 (0.22%) ReMetrica
5 5 (0.15%) Orchard Housing
5 5 (0.15%) Veritas eDiscovery
6 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.12%) Sage 200
7 3 (0.092%) Eikon
8 2 (0.062%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.062%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.062%) TIBCO iProcess
9 1 (0.031%) Cerner Millennium
9 1 (0.031%) Lawson
9 1 (0.031%) Pegasus Opera
9 1 (0.031%) SAP R/3
9 1 (0.031%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1,249 (38.45%) Office 365
2 804 (24.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 325 (10.01%) Amazon AWS
4 124 (3.82%) IaaS
5 104 (3.20%) Mimecast
6 85 (2.62%) PaaS
7 56 (1.72%) SaaS
8 55 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
9 46 (1.42%) G Suite
10 40 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
11 35 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
11 35 (1.08%) OneDrive
12 23 (0.71%) GitHub
13 19 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
14 15 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
15 11 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 11 (0.34%) Datadog
16 8 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
17 6 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
18 5 (0.15%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 930 (28.63%) DNS
2 817 (25.15%) Firewall
3 777 (23.92%) DHCP
4 579 (17.83%) SAN
5 570 (17.55%) LAN
6 532 (16.38%) TCP/IP
7 526 (16.19%) WAN
8 357 (10.99%) VPN
9 221 (6.80%) VLAN
10 171 (5.26%) VoIP
11 164 (5.05%) Network Security
12 146 (4.50%) Skype
13 136 (4.19%) NetScaler
13 136 (4.19%) Wireless
14 125 (3.85%) NAS
15 103 (3.17%) Remote Desktop
16 94 (2.89%) Internet
17 90 (2.77%) Wi-Fi
18 82 (2.52%) Cisco IOS
19 80 (2.46%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 682 (21.00%) SQL Server
2 206 (6.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 109 (3.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 67 (2.06%) SQL Server 2014
5 66 (2.03%) Oracle Database
6 54 (1.66%) MySQL
7 49 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
8 38 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 37 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
10 35 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
11 31 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
11 31 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 30 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
13 28 (0.86%) Relational Database
14 25 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
14 25 (0.77%) Roambi
15 22 (0.68%) MongoDB
16 18 (0.55%) NoSQL
17 13 (0.40%) Big Data
17 13 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 53 (1.63%) MSI
2 50 (1.54%) Jenkins
3 44 (1.35%) JIRA
4 39 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
5 37 (1.14%) TeamCity
6 32 (0.99%) Git (software)
7 29 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 23 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (0.52%) Gerrit
9 17 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
9 17 (0.52%) Visual Studio
10 15 (0.46%) Travis CI
11 14 (0.43%) Hudson
11 14 (0.43%) MSBuild
12 11 (0.34%) Bitbucket
13 10 (0.31%) Vagrant
14 8 (0.25%) Subversion
15 7 (0.22%) WinDbg
16 6 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
17 5 (0.15%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 488 (15.02%) Finance
2 116 (3.57%) Retail
3 108 (3.33%) Legal
4 104 (3.20%) Law
5 85 (2.62%) Telecoms
6 67 (2.06%) Manufacturing
7 64 (1.97%) Marketing
8 62 (1.91%) Banking
9 47 (1.45%) Back Office
10 40 (1.23%) Advertising
11 29 (0.89%) Billing
12 20 (0.62%) Investment Banking
13 18 (0.55%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.55%) Military
14 13 (0.40%) Electronics
14 13 (0.40%) Local Government
15 10 (0.31%) German Language
16 9 (0.28%) Aerospace
16 9 (0.28%) Automotive
17 8 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 674 (20.75%) Support Engineer
2 539 (16.59%) Analyst
3 521 (16.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 395 (12.16%) IT Support
5 318 (9.79%) 2nd Line Support
6 308 (9.48%) IT Engineer
7 283 (8.71%) Support Analyst
8 251 (7.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 211 (6.50%) IT Support Engineer
10 198 (6.10%) Windows Engineer
11 193 (5.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 192 (5.91%) 3rd Line Support
12 192 (5.91%) Administrator
13 180 (5.54%) Desktop Support
14 177 (5.45%) Systems Engineer
15 164 (5.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 144 (4.43%) IT Analyst
17 134 (4.13%) Systems Administrator
18 132 (4.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 131 (4.03%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (2.92%) Web Services
2 66 (2.03%) .NET
3 34 (1.05%) HTML
4 29 (0.89%) ASP.NET
4 29 (0.89%) LDAP
5 28 (0.86%) Middleware
6 25 (0.77%) XML
7 23 (0.71%) WSH
8 21 (0.65%) RESTful
9 20 (0.62%) .NET Framework
10 17 (0.52%) 802.1X
10 17 (0.52%) SOAP
10 17 (0.52%) YAML
11 15 (0.46%) CSS
11 15 (0.46%) X-Windows
12 14 (0.43%) Elastic Stack
13 12 (0.37%) React
13 12 (0.37%) WCF
14 11 (0.34%) COM+
14 11 (0.34%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 301 (9.27%) Data Centre
2 233 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
3 173 (5.33%) Self-Motivation
4 147 (4.53%) Clustering
5 107 (3.29%) Driving Licence
6 100 (3.08%) Management Information System
7 82 (2.52%) Replication
8 80 (2.46%) Blackberry
9 69 (2.12%) Computer Science
10 66 (2.03%) iPhone
11 64 (1.97%) PKI
12 43 (1.32%) Hedge funds
13 41 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
14 40 (1.23%) iPad
15 36 (1.11%) Fat Client
15 36 (1.11%) Thin Client
16 33 (1.02%) NHS
17 29 (0.89%) HP StoreVirtual
18 27 (0.83%) Private Cloud
19 26 (0.80%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3,248 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,452 (75.49%) Windows Server
3 2,100 (64.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 1,025 (31.56%) Windows 7
5 933 (28.73%) Windows 10
6 481 (14.81%) Linux
7 446 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 368 (11.33%) Windows 8
9 120 (3.69%) Windows XP
10 114 (3.51%) Android
11 105 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 100 (3.08%) CentOS
13 97 (2.99%) Mac OS X
14 91 (2.80%) Unix
15 53 (1.63%) Solaris
16 52 (1.60%) Mac OS
17 49 (1.51%) Ubuntu
18 46 (1.42%) Apple iOS
19 34 (1.05%) AIX
20 30 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 819 (25.22%) ITIL
2 387 (11.92%) Problem-Solving
3 238 (7.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 228 (7.02%) Migration
5 226 (6.96%) Project Management
6 164 (5.05%) Mentoring
7 161 (4.96%) DevOps
8 155 (4.77%) Presales
9 154 (4.74%) Time Management
10 151 (4.65%) Service Delivery
11 122 (3.76%) Customer Requirements
12 119 (3.66%) Change Management
13 118 (3.63%) Load Balancing
14 117 (3.60%) Problem Management
15 116 (3.57%) Incident Management
16 113 (3.48%) Root Cause Analysis
16 113 (3.48%) Service Management
17 112 (3.45%) Patch Management
18 107 (3.29%) Agile Software Development
18 107 (3.29%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 678 (20.87%) PowerShell
2 668 (20.57%) SQL
3 81 (2.49%) T-SQL
4 70 (2.16%) C#
5 68 (2.09%) Python
6 57 (1.75%) VBScript
7 54 (1.66%) Bash Shell
8 50 (1.54%) VB
9 41 (1.26%) JavaScript
10 33 (1.02%) C
11 32 (0.99%) Perl
12 31 (0.95%) PL/SQL
13 24 (0.74%) Shell Script
13 24 (0.74%) VBA
14 23 (0.71%) Java
15 22 (0.68%) PHP
15 22 (0.68%) Ruby
16 12 (0.37%) Bourne shell
16 12 (0.37%) C++
16 12 (0.37%) Korn
Qualifications
1 569 (17.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 422 (12.99%) MCSE
3 292 (8.99%) Degree
4 237 (7.30%) MCSA
5 186 (5.73%) Security Cleared
6 184 (5.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 178 (5.48%) Cisco Certification
8 156 (4.80%) MCP
9 136 (4.19%) CCNA
10 108 (3.33%) SC Cleared
11 74 (2.28%) MCITP
12 69 (2.12%) CCNP
13 67 (2.06%) Citrix Certification
14 42 (1.29%) DBS Check
15 40 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
16 39 (1.20%) DV Cleared
17 38 (1.17%) CCA
18 34 (1.05%) A+ Certification
18 34 (1.05%) MCTS
19 29 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 297 (9.14%) SLA
2 52 (1.60%) GDPR
2 52 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (0.95%) PCI DSS
4 24 (0.74%) PMO
5 14 (0.43%) QA
6 13 (0.40%) COBIT
6 13 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (0.31%) PMBOK
8 9 (0.28%) ISO 9000
9 8 (0.25%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.15%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.15%) HL7
12 4 (0.12%) DICOM
13 3 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.062%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 2 (0.062%) ISAE 3402
15 1 (0.031%) ISO 22301
15 1 (0.031%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2,269 (69.86%) Active Directory
2 1,063 (32.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 847 (26.08%) Hyper-V
4 359 (11.05%) XenApp
5 345 (10.62%) VMware ESXi
6 274 (8.44%) XenDesktop
7 263 (8.10%) vSphere
8 145 (4.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 75 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
10 67 (2.06%) XenServer
11 57 (1.75%) Docker
12 55 (1.69%) Terminal Services
13 50 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
14 48 (1.48%) VirtualBox
15 47 (1.45%) DFS Replication
16 37 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
17 32 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
18 28 (0.86%) BitLocker
18 28 (0.86%) Firmware
19 21 (0.65%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 509 (15.67%) SCCM
2 150 (4.62%) SCOM
3 147 (4.53%) WSUS
4 134 (4.13%) Backup Exec
5 94 (2.89%) Puppet
6 88 (2.71%) SCOrch
7 74 (2.28%) Microsoft Clustering
7 74 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
8 72 (2.22%) Ansible
9 70 (2.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 70 (2.16%) Norton AntiVirus
10 69 (2.12%) Microsoft Intune
11 66 (2.03%) AirWatch
12 52 (1.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 45 (1.39%) vCenter Server
14 41 (1.26%) vRealize
15 40 (1.23%) Failover Clustering
16 34 (1.05%) NetBackup
17 33 (1.02%) FortiGate
18 29 (0.89%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2,001 (61.61%) Microsoft
2 1,801 (55.45%) VMware
3 828 (25.49%) Citrix
4 691 (21.27%) Cisco
5 400 (12.32%) HP
6 216 (6.65%) NetApp
7 203 (6.25%) Veeam
8 186 (5.73%) Apple
9 157 (4.83%) Dell
10 142 (4.37%) Symantec
11 128 (3.94%) SolarWinds
12 108 (3.33%) Oracle
13 104 (3.20%) Avaya
14 96 (2.96%) EMC
14 96 (2.96%) Red Hat
15 91 (2.80%) IBM
16 88 (2.71%) Ivanti
17 77 (2.37%) McAfee
18 74 (2.28%) Google
19 73 (2.25%) Juniper