The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 62 71 34
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -37
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 66 63 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.38% 2.85% 5.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.35% 12.23% 20.98%
Number of salaries quoted 63 56 119
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,250 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Windows Server 2008
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
430 515 615
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.04% 23.29% 28.28%
Number of salaries quoted 395 452 560
Average salary £37,500 £38,625 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.91% -11.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,600 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 3 September 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

1 123 (100.00%) Windows
2 86 (69.92%) Microsoft
3 66 (53.66%) Active Directory
4 63 (51.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 59 (47.97%) MS Exchange
6 55 (44.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 48 (39.02%) SQL
8 45 (36.59%) VMware
9 43 (34.96%) SQL Server
9 43 (34.96%) MS Excel
10 37 (30.08%) Hyper-V
11 36 (29.27%) Cisco
11 36 (29.27%) SAN
12 35 (28.46%) Firewall
13 31 (25.20%) VMware Infrastructure
13 31 (25.20%) Analytical Skills
14 30 (24.39%) Exchange Server 2003
15 28 (22.76%) NetApp
16 27 (21.95%) HP
17 25 (20.33%) Citrix
17 25 (20.33%) vSphere
18 24 (19.51%) VB
18 24 (19.51%) IIS
19 23 (18.70%) Dell
19 23 (18.70%) CheckPoint
20 22 (17.89%) Finance
20 22 (17.89%) Client/Server
20 22 (17.89%) Exchange Server 2010
21 21 (17.07%) Windows 7
21 21 (17.07%) SonicWALL

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 59 (47.97%) MS Exchange
2 30 (24.39%) Exchange Server 2003
3 24 (19.51%) IIS
4 22 (17.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (17.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (8.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (3.25%) Lync
8 3 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (1.63%) SAS
9 2 (1.63%) NetWeaver
9 2 (1.63%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.81%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 43 (34.96%) MS Excel
2 11 (8.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.81%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.38%) Office 365
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (29.27%) SAN
2 35 (28.46%) Firewall
3 20 (16.26%) IPv4
4 18 (14.63%) TCP/IP
5 17 (13.82%) IPsec
6 16 (13.01%) LAN
6 16 (13.01%) WAN
7 14 (11.38%) DNS
8 12 (9.76%) DHCP
9 7 (5.69%) VPN
10 6 (4.88%) VLAN
11 4 (3.25%) Network Security
11 4 (3.25%) Wireless
12 3 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (1.63%) Internet
13 2 (1.63%) VoIP
14 1 (0.81%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (34.96%) SQL Server
2 20 (16.26%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.63%) DB2
8 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.81%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Visual Studio
1 3 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (17.89%) Finance
2 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.63%) Advertising
3 1 (0.81%) Local Government
3 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.81%) Automotive
3 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (20.33%) Analyst
2 20 (16.26%) Developer
3 19 (15.45%) Software Developer
4 16 (13.01%) Support Engineer
5 12 (9.76%) Support Analyst
6 11 (8.94%) Consultant
7 10 (8.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (6.50%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (5.69%) Network Engineer
9 7 (5.69%) IT Support
10 6 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (4.88%) Team Leader
10 6 (4.88%) Installations Engineer
11 5 (4.07%) IT Support Engineer
11 5 (4.07%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 4 (3.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 4 (3.25%) Help Desk Analyst
12 4 (3.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 4 (3.25%) Administrator
12 4 (3.25%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (17.07%) HTML
2 20 (16.26%) .NET
2 20 (16.26%) CSS
3 19 (15.45%) Web Services
3 19 (15.45%) XML
3 19 (15.45%) ADO.NET
3 19 (15.45%) WinForms
3 19 (15.45%) .NET Framework
3 19 (15.45%) WCF
3 19 (15.45%) .NET Compact Framework
3 19 (15.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (2.44%) X-Windows
5 2 (1.63%) MDX
5 2 (1.63%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (25.20%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (17.89%) Client/Server
3 19 (15.45%) Computer Science
4 18 (14.63%) HP StoreVirtual
5 8 (6.50%) Fat Client
5 8 (6.50%) Thin Client
6 6 (4.88%) Clustering
7 5 (4.07%) Management Information System
8 4 (3.25%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.63%) LPAR
9 2 (1.63%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.81%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.81%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 123 (100.00%) Windows
2 63 (51.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 55 (44.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (17.07%) Windows 7
5 9 (7.32%) Windows 8
6 8 (6.50%) UNIX
7 7 (5.69%) Windows XP
8 4 (3.25%) Solaris
8 4 (3.25%) Linux
9 3 (2.44%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.63%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.63%) AIX
10 2 (1.63%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.26%) SDLC
2 19 (15.45%) OO
2 19 (15.45%) OOD
2 19 (15.45%) Web Development
3 11 (8.94%) Mentoring
4 8 (6.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (4.88%) Service Management
5 6 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (4.88%) Server Building
6 5 (4.07%) Change Management
7 4 (3.25%) Network Management
7 4 (3.25%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (3.25%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (2.44%) ITIL
8 3 (2.44%) Project Management
8 3 (2.44%) CRM
8 3 (2.44%) Migration
8 3 (2.44%) Automated Testing
8 3 (2.44%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.44%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (39.02%) SQL
2 24 (19.51%) VB
3 20 (16.26%) VB.NET
4 19 (15.45%) C#
4 19 (15.45%) JavaScript
4 19 (15.45%) T-SQL
4 19 (15.45%) VB6
5 10 (8.13%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.25%) VBScript
7 3 (2.44%) VBA
7 3 (2.44%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.63%) Perl
9 1 (0.81%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (16.26%) Degree
2 19 (15.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (6.50%) MCP
3 8 (6.50%) MCSE
3 8 (6.50%) MCSA
4 7 (5.69%) MCITP
5 5 (4.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (4.07%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.25%) MCTS
6 4 (3.25%) CCNA
6 4 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.44%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.44%) ISEB
8 2 (1.63%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.81%) CCNP
9 1 (0.81%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.81%) MOS
9 1 (0.81%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.76%) SLA
System Software
1 66 (53.66%) Active Directory
2 37 (30.08%) Hyper-V
3 31 (25.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (20.33%) vSphere
5 19 (15.45%) Forefront TMG
6 15 (12.20%) Terminal Services
7 12 (9.76%) VMware ESX
8 9 (7.32%) XenApp
9 8 (6.50%) XenDesktop
10 4 (3.25%) XenServer
10 4 (3.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (1.63%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.81%) UAG
Systems Management
1 10 (8.13%) Backup Exec
2 7 (5.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (4.88%) SCCM
4 4 (3.25%) SCOM
4 4 (3.25%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.44%) Tivoli
5 3 (2.44%) WSUS
5 3 (2.44%) ARCserve
6 2 (1.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.63%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 2 (1.63%) Netcool
6 2 (1.63%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.81%) MOM
7 1 (0.81%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 86 (69.92%) Microsoft
2 45 (36.59%) VMware
3 36 (29.27%) Cisco
4 28 (22.76%) NetApp
5 27 (21.95%) HP
6 25 (20.33%) Citrix
7 23 (18.70%) CheckPoint
7 23 (18.70%) Dell
8 21 (17.07%) SonicWALL
9 9 (7.32%) Symantec
10 6 (4.88%) Oracle
11 5 (4.07%) IBM
12 4 (3.25%) Apple
13 3 (2.44%) Veeam
14 2 (1.63%) Nimsoft
14 2 (1.63%) Sybase
14 2 (1.63%) SAP
14 2 (1.63%) EMC
14 2 (1.63%) Red Hat
14 2 (1.63%) CA
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