The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 58 30 38
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +8
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 60 123 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.98% 6.04% 5.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.12% 22.00% 22.67%
Number of salaries quoted 56 106 75
Average salary £32,500 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.16% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
425 559 375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.11% 27.46% 22.52%
Number of salaries quoted 382 492 338
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,400 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Windows Server 2008
West Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Birmingham region.

Windows Server 2008 Salary Trend in Birmingham

Windows Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008.

1 134 (100.00%) Windows
2 88 (65.67%) Active Directory
3 81 (60.45%) VMware
4 75 (55.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 66 (49.25%) Microsoft
6 65 (48.51%) VMware Infrastructure
7 60 (44.78%) MS Exchange
8 57 (42.54%) Windows 7
9 53 (39.55%) Cisco
10 45 (33.58%) Microsoft Certification
11 40 (29.85%) VPN
12 39 (29.10%) WAN
13 38 (28.36%) Citrix
14 37 (27.61%) TCP/IP
15 36 (26.87%) MS Excel
16 35 (26.12%) Windows Server 2012
17 34 (25.37%) Firewall
18 31 (23.13%) SQL
18 31 (23.13%) Exchange Server 2010
19 29 (21.64%) MCSE
19 29 (21.64%) LAN
19 29 (21.64%) Windows XP
20 28 (20.90%) SQL Server
21 27 (20.15%) Hyper-V
21 27 (20.15%) SCCM
22 26 (19.40%) Exchange Server 2007
22 26 (19.40%) Exchange Server 2003
22 26 (19.40%) MCP
23 25 (18.66%) IIS
23 25 (18.66%) DNS

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 60 (44.78%) MS Exchange
2 31 (23.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (19.40%) Exchange Server 2007
3 26 (19.40%) Exchange Server 2003
4 25 (18.66%) IIS
5 16 (11.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 13 (9.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (7.46%) SharePoint
8 6 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.49%) Lync
9 2 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 36 (26.87%) MS Excel
2 19 (14.18%) MS Office
3 1 (0.75%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.46%) Office 365
2 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (29.85%) VPN
2 39 (29.10%) WAN
3 37 (27.61%) TCP/IP
4 34 (25.37%) Firewall
5 29 (21.64%) LAN
6 25 (18.66%) DNS
7 24 (17.91%) DHCP
7 24 (17.91%) SAN
8 18 (13.43%) Internet
9 10 (7.46%) ADSL
9 10 (7.46%) MPLS
10 9 (6.72%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (6.72%) Wireless
11 8 (5.97%) Ethernet
11 8 (5.97%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (5.97%) VLAN
11 8 (5.97%) IP Telephony
11 8 (5.97%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (4.48%) Network Security
12 6 (4.48%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (20.90%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.48%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.99%) MySQL
5 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.75%) OLTP
7 1 (0.75%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.75%) RequisitePro
1 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 16 (11.94%) Finance
2 5 (3.73%) Law
3 4 (2.99%) Back Office
4 3 (2.24%) Banking
4 3 (2.24%) Retail
5 2 (1.49%) Legal
5 2 (1.49%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.49%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.75%) Advertising
6 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 35 (26.12%) Analyst
2 30 (22.39%) Consultant
3 24 (17.91%) Support Analyst
4 16 (11.94%) Administrator
5 14 (10.45%) Support Engineer
5 14 (10.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (8.96%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (7.46%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (5.97%) Network Engineer
8 8 (5.97%) IT Support
8 8 (5.97%) VMware Consultant
8 8 (5.97%) Storage Consultant
9 7 (5.22%) FlexPod Consultant
9 7 (5.22%) Server Engineer
9 7 (5.22%) IT Administrator
9 7 (5.22%) Microsoft Consultant
9 7 (5.22%) Network Analyst
9 7 (5.22%) IT Support Analyst
9 7 (5.22%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.22%) .NET
2 6 (4.48%) HTML
2 6 (4.48%) ADO.NET
2 6 (4.48%) CSS
2 6 (4.48%) Web Services
2 6 (4.48%) XML
2 6 (4.48%) .NET Framework
2 6 (4.48%) WCF
2 6 (4.48%) .NET Compact Framework
3 3 (2.24%) WinForms
3 3 (2.24%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.94%) Blackberry
2 13 (9.70%) Client/Server
3 8 (5.97%) FlexPod
4 7 (5.22%) Replication
5 6 (4.48%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.48%) Clustering
5 6 (4.48%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.24%) PDA
7 2 (1.49%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.75%) iPhone
8 1 (0.75%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 134 (100.00%) Windows
2 75 (55.97%) Windows Server 2003
3 57 (42.54%) Windows 7
4 35 (26.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (21.64%) Windows XP
6 22 (16.42%) Windows 8
7 10 (7.46%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (3.73%) Apple iOS
8 5 (3.73%) Linux
9 3 (2.24%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.24%) Android
10 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.75%) Debian
10 1 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.75%) UNIX
10 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (11.94%) ITIL
2 15 (11.19%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (5.97%) Migration
3 8 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (5.97%) Asset Management
4 6 (4.48%) OO
4 6 (4.48%) OOD
4 6 (4.48%) Service Delivery
4 6 (4.48%) Web Development
5 5 (3.73%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (3.73%) Network Management
5 5 (3.73%) Integration Testing
5 5 (3.73%) Project Management
6 4 (2.99%) PRINCE2
6 4 (2.99%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (2.24%) Load Balancing
7 3 (2.24%) Data Protection
7 3 (2.24%) Change Management
7 3 (2.24%) Software Distribution
8 2 (1.49%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 31 (23.13%) SQL
2 11 (8.21%) VB
3 7 (5.22%) VB.NET
4 6 (4.48%) T-SQL
4 6 (4.48%) C#
4 6 (4.48%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.48%) VB6
5 3 (2.24%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (33.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (21.64%) MCSE
3 26 (19.40%) MCP
4 18 (13.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 17 (12.69%) MCITP
6 11 (8.21%) Security Cleared
7 10 (7.46%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (6.72%) VCAP
8 9 (6.72%) NCDA
8 9 (6.72%) CCNA
9 8 (5.97%) VCDX
9 8 (5.97%) NCIE
9 8 (5.97%) VTSP
10 7 (5.22%) CCNP
11 6 (4.48%) MCSA
11 6 (4.48%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (4.48%) MCTS
12 5 (3.73%) CCIE
13 4 (2.99%) CCA
13 4 (2.99%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.48%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 88 (65.67%) Active Directory
2 65 (48.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (20.15%) Hyper-V
4 25 (18.66%) vSphere
5 15 (11.19%) XenApp
6 13 (9.70%) XenDesktop
6 13 (9.70%) VMware ESX
7 11 (8.21%) Terminal Services
8 8 (5.97%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (5.97%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (2.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (2.24%) VMware Server
10 3 (2.24%) XenServer
10 3 (2.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (2.24%) UAG
11 1 (0.75%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.75%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.75%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.75%) KVM
Systems Management
1 27 (20.15%) SCCM
2 13 (9.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (8.96%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (8.21%) Backup Exec
5 10 (7.46%) SCOM
6 6 (4.48%) NetBackup
7 5 (3.73%) SCOrch
7 5 (3.73%) SCSM
7 5 (3.73%) XenMobile
7 5 (3.73%) SCVMM
8 4 (2.99%) MOM
9 3 (2.24%) ARCserve
9 3 (2.24%) SCDPM
9 3 (2.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (2.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (1.49%) WSUS
11 1 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.75%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.75%) Legato
Vendors
1 81 (60.45%) VMware
2 66 (49.25%) Microsoft
3 53 (39.55%) Cisco
4 38 (28.36%) Citrix
5 22 (16.42%) NetApp
6 21 (15.67%) HP
7 20 (14.93%) Symantec
8 10 (7.46%) Intel
9 7 (5.22%) Websense
10 6 (4.48%) SolarWinds
11 5 (3.73%) SonicWALL
11 5 (3.73%) Kaspersky
11 5 (3.73%) CheckPoint
12 4 (2.99%) Oracle
12 4 (2.99%) Dell
12 4 (2.99%) CommVault
13 3 (2.24%) Remedy
13 3 (2.24%) EMC
14 2 (1.49%) Unisys
14 2 (1.49%) IBM
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