Period
to 16 July 2020

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 16 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
UK
6 months to
16 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 329 237 188
Rank change year-on-year -92 -49 -34
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 660 2,076 3,256
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 1.42% 1.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.19% 6.21% 8.00%
Number of salaries quoted 584 1,795 2,773
Median annual salary £41,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.33% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £23,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £59,350 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,500 £35,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year - +7.58% -2.94%

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 15,753 33,431 40,691
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.18% 22.93% 23.12%
Number of salaries quoted 12,813 26,493 32,755
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% - +4.44%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% +2.47% +1.25%

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 16 July 2020.

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 16 July 2020. 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 -84 615 £41,750 +9.87% 55
UK excluding London -68 422 £35,500 - 54
London -63 223 £52,500 +16.67% 8
North of England +19 114 £36,000 +10.77% 16
South East -60 111 £40,000 +1.91% 10
East of England +5 68 £40,000 +3.90% 5
Midlands +34 67 £32,500 - 8
North West +53 62 £35,000 +7.69% 7
Yorkshire +3 43 £40,000 +25.00% 9
West Midlands +22 40 £30,000 -7.69% 4
South West -33 31 £32,000 -8.57% 9
Work from Home +46 30 £57,500 +58.62% 3
East Midlands +60 26 £42,500 +41.67% 4
Wales +27 16 £35,250 -11.88% 3
Scotland +27 15 £32,500 -6.18% 4
North East +22 9 £23,125 -33.93%

For the 6 months to 16 July 2020, 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.

1 660 (100.00%) Windows
2 508 (76.97%) Active Directory
3 506 (76.67%) Windows Server
4 451 (68.33%) Microsoft
5 363 (55.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 359 (54.39%) VMware
7 338 (51.21%) Office 365
8 305 (46.21%) Windows Server 2016
9 253 (38.33%) Azure
10 234 (35.45%) Windows 7
10 234 (35.45%) DNS
11 226 (34.24%) Windows 10
12 218 (33.03%) DHCP
13 211 (31.97%) VMware Infrastructure
14 206 (31.21%) Hyper-V
15 186 (28.18%) Citrix
16 175 (26.52%) MS Exchange
17 173 (26.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 170 (25.76%) ITIL
19 155 (23.48%) Firewall
20 150 (22.73%) TCP/IP
21 149 (22.58%) SQL Server
22 148 (22.42%) PowerShell
23 140 (21.21%) WAN
24 139 (21.06%) LAN
25 136 (20.61%) SCCM
26 134 (20.30%) Cisco
27 122 (18.48%) Microsoft Certification
28 118 (17.88%) SAN
29 114 (17.27%) Microsoft Office

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
1 175 (26.52%) MS Exchange
2 97 (14.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 76 (11.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 66 (10.00%) IIS
5 64 (9.70%) SharePoint
6 41 (6.21%) Skype for Business
7 16 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (0.76%) Confluence
9 5 (0.76%) SAS
10 4 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.45%) Apache
11 3 (0.45%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.30%) WordPress
13 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.15%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 114 (17.27%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.61%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (2.27%) Salerio
2 8 (1.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.45%) Exchequer
4 3 (0.45%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.45%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.30%) Sage 50
5 2 (0.30%) Shopify
6 1 (0.15%) Faxination
Cloud Services
1 338 (51.21%) Office 365
2 253 (38.33%) Azure
3 93 (14.09%) AWS
4 46 (6.97%) IaaS
5 37 (5.61%) PaaS
6 33 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 31 (4.70%) SaaS
8 20 (3.03%) Mimecast
9 14 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (1.67%) OneDrive
11 8 (1.21%) Power Platform
12 7 (1.06%) GCP
13 5 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.76%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.61%) WhatsApp
15 3 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 234 (35.45%) DNS
2 218 (33.03%) DHCP
3 155 (23.48%) Firewall
4 150 (22.73%) TCP/IP
5 140 (21.21%) WAN
6 139 (21.06%) LAN
7 118 (17.88%) SAN
8 89 (13.48%) VPN
9 48 (7.27%) Skype
10 46 (6.97%) iSCSI
10 46 (6.97%) Wireless
11 42 (6.36%) VLAN
12 38 (5.76%) Fibre Channel
13 36 (5.45%) Internet
14 34 (5.15%) NetScaler
15 30 (4.55%) VoIP
16 23 (3.48%) NAS
16 23 (3.48%) Wi-Fi
17 20 (3.03%) Network Security
18 19 (2.88%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 36 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
5 18 (2.73%) SQL Server 2016
6 12 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
6 12 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (1.36%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.21%) MySQL
9 6 (0.91%) Power BI
10 5 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.30%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2019
12 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.15%) RavenDB
13 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 29 (4.39%) JIRA
2 11 (1.67%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.21%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (0.76%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.30%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.30%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.15%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.15%) MSI
8 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 86 (13.03%) Finance
2 17 (2.58%) Back Office
3 12 (1.82%) Law
4 10 (1.52%) Public Sector
4 10 (1.52%) Retail
5 9 (1.36%) Games
6 8 (1.21%) Banking
7 4 (0.61%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.61%) Legal
7 4 (0.61%) Local Government
7 4 (0.61%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.45%) Billing
8 3 (0.45%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.30%) Publishing
9 2 (0.30%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.15%) Automotive
10 1 (0.15%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.15%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 129 (19.55%) Analyst
2 113 (17.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 104 (15.76%) Support Engineer
4 91 (13.79%) IT Engineer
5 59 (8.94%) IT Support
6 56 (8.48%) Support Analyst
7 55 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 50 (7.58%) 3rd Line Support
9 42 (6.36%) Server Engineer
10 39 (5.91%) IT Support Engineer
11 33 (5.00%) Applications Support
11 33 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
12 32 (4.85%) 2nd Line Support
13 28 (4.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 27 (4.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 27 (4.09%) Consultant
15 26 (3.94%) Operations Engineer
16 25 (3.79%) IT Analyst
17 24 (3.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 23 (3.48%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.94%) .NET
2 15 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
2 15 (2.27%) HTML
2 15 (2.27%) Regular Expression
3 14 (2.12%) CSS
3 14 (2.12%) Web Services
4 12 (1.82%) XML
5 9 (1.36%) LDAP
6 7 (1.06%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.06%) HTML5
7 6 (0.91%) .NET Framework
7 6 (0.91%) JSON
8 4 (0.61%) XSLT
9 3 (0.45%) Ajax
9 3 (0.45%) DHTML
9 3 (0.45%) EDI
9 3 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (0.45%) XHTML
10 2 (0.30%) jQuery
10 2 (0.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 104 (15.76%) Data Centre
2 47 (7.12%) Self-Motivation
3 43 (6.52%) Management Information System
4 31 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (4.55%) Clustering
5 30 (4.55%) Replication
6 21 (3.18%) Private Cloud
7 20 (3.03%) Driving Licence
8 17 (2.58%) Equities
9 16 (2.42%) SWIFT
10 15 (2.27%) Derivative
11 11 (1.67%) HP Storage
12 9 (1.36%) PKI
13 8 (1.21%) Life Science
14 6 (0.91%) EMC VMAX
14 6 (0.91%) EMC VNX
14 6 (0.91%) IBM XIV
14 6 (0.91%) iPhone
14 6 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
15 5 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 660 (100.00%) Windows
2 506 (76.67%) Windows Server
3 363 (55.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 305 (46.21%) Windows Server 2016
5 234 (35.45%) Windows 7
6 226 (34.24%) Windows 10
7 109 (16.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 90 (13.64%) Linux
9 85 (12.88%) Windows Server 2019
10 77 (11.67%) Windows 8
11 53 (8.03%) Unix
12 18 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (2.58%) Mac OS X
14 16 (2.42%) Android
15 15 (2.27%) CentOS
16 12 (1.82%) Ubuntu
17 11 (1.67%) Oracle Linux
18 9 (1.36%) Apple iOS
19 8 (1.21%) Solaris
20 5 (0.76%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (26.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 170 (25.76%) ITIL
3 75 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
4 73 (11.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 61 (9.24%) Change Management
6 51 (7.73%) Project Management
7 42 (6.36%) Technical Leadership
8 41 (6.21%) Service Delivery
9 40 (6.06%) Project Delivery
10 35 (5.30%) Server Management
11 33 (5.00%) Incident Management
12 30 (4.55%) DevOps
12 30 (4.55%) ITSM
12 30 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
12 30 (4.55%) Storage Management
13 28 (4.24%) Business Continuity
13 28 (4.24%) Kalman Filter
14 27 (4.09%) Problem Management
15 25 (3.79%) Fintech
16 24 (3.64%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 148 (22.42%) PowerShell
2 106 (16.06%) SQL
3 15 (2.27%) Bash Shell
4 14 (2.12%) T-SQL
5 12 (1.82%) Shell Script
6 11 (1.67%) Perl
6 11 (1.67%) Python
7 10 (1.52%) JavaScript
7 10 (1.52%) VBScript
8 9 (1.36%) C#
8 9 (1.36%) PHP
9 5 (0.76%) C
9 5 (0.76%) PHP 5
9 5 (0.76%) VB
10 4 (0.61%) Java
10 4 (0.61%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.45%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.45%) R
11 3 (0.45%) VB6
11 3 (0.45%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 122 (18.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (10.45%) MCSE
3 57 (8.64%) MCSA
4 42 (6.36%) Security Cleared
5 40 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (5.61%) Degree
7 35 (5.30%) ITIL Certification
8 30 (4.55%) Server+ Certification
9 28 (4.24%) MCP
10 24 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 23 (3.48%) DV Cleared
12 21 (3.18%) CCNA
13 14 (2.12%) CCNP
14 13 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
14 13 (1.97%) MCITP
15 11 (1.67%) SC Cleared
16 10 (1.52%) VCP5
17 8 (1.21%) A+ Certification
18 5 (0.76%) CCSP
18 5 (0.76%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (11.36%) SLA
2 18 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (2.27%) QA
4 12 (1.82%) GDPR
5 5 (0.76%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 508 (76.97%) Active Directory
2 211 (31.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 206 (31.21%) Hyper-V
4 71 (10.76%) VMware ESXi
5 54 (8.18%) vSphere
6 40 (6.06%) XenApp
7 27 (4.09%) Virtual Machines
8 22 (3.33%) XenDesktop
9 19 (2.88%) VMware Workstation
10 17 (2.58%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (1.82%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 9 (1.36%) BitLocker
13 8 (1.21%) DFS Replication
14 6 (0.91%) NFS
15 5 (0.76%) vCloud
15 5 (0.76%) VMware Server
16 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 3 (0.45%) Terminal Server
18 2 (0.30%) Docker
18 2 (0.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 136 (20.61%) SCCM
2 55 (8.33%) WSUS
3 52 (7.88%) SCVMM
4 33 (5.00%) SCOM
5 32 (4.85%) Microsoft Intune
6 30 (4.55%) Ansible
7 28 (4.24%) NetBackup
8 23 (3.48%) EMC NetWorker
8 23 (3.48%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (3.48%) Puppet
9 18 (2.73%) Backup Exec
10 15 (2.27%) Nagios
11 10 (1.52%) vCenter Server
12 9 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
13 8 (1.21%) HP Data Protector
13 8 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
14 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
14 5 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 5 (0.76%) XenMobile
15 4 (0.61%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 451 (68.33%) Microsoft
2 359 (54.39%) VMware
3 186 (28.18%) Citrix
4 134 (20.30%) Cisco
5 103 (15.61%) HP
6 47 (7.12%) Symantec
7 46 (6.97%) Oracle
8 44 (6.67%) Veeam
9 39 (5.91%) EMC
10 29 (4.39%) Apple
10 29 (4.39%) Dell
10 29 (4.39%) Red Hat
11 22 (3.33%) ServiceNow
12 19 (2.88%) NetApp
13 18 (2.73%) Sophos
14 17 (2.58%) CheckPoint
15 14 (2.12%) Fortinet
16 13 (1.97%) F5
16 13 (1.97%) Juniper
17 11 (1.67%) IBM