The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 60 66 66
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 61 54 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.55% 3.12% 3.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.42% 12.53% 10.51%
Number of salaries quoted 47 46 43
Average salary £34,000 £27,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.92% -28.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,300 £19,000 £20,900
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £41,250 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Windows Server 2008
North West

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

Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
423 431 552
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.61% 24.91% 29.73%
Number of salaries quoted 342 331 462
Average salary £37,500 £33,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.94% -6.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,950 £22,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Windows Server 2008 Salary Trend in Cheshire

Windows Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Windows Server 2008
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -1 27 £23,000 -2.12% 3
Chester -8 7 £26,041 -3.55% 4
Runcorn -5 6 £40,000 +42.85%
Knutsford -5 4 £34,000 -
Widnes - 2 £20,750 -
Wilmslow - 2 £35,500 - 1
Crewe -10 1 - -
Nantwich - 1 £40,000 -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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.

1 147 (100.00%) Windows
2 101 (68.71%) MS Exchange
3 95 (64.63%) Active Directory
4 91 (61.90%) VMware
5 90 (61.22%) Microsoft
6 69 (46.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 63 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
8 59 (40.14%) DNS
8 59 (40.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 50 (34.01%) DHCP
10 49 (33.33%) Windows 7
11 47 (31.97%) TCP/IP
11 47 (31.97%) Cisco
12 46 (31.29%) MCITP
13 44 (29.93%) MS Excel
14 43 (29.25%) MCSE
14 43 (29.25%) Exchange Server 2013
15 41 (27.89%) Exchange Server 2007
16 40 (27.21%) Hyper-V
16 40 (27.21%) ITIL
17 39 (26.53%) VPN
17 39 (26.53%) VMware Infrastructure
18 37 (25.17%) Windows Server 2003
19 36 (24.49%) Cisco Certification
20 34 (23.13%) MCP
21 32 (21.77%) MS Office
21 32 (21.77%) MCTS
22 31 (21.09%) MCSA
23 30 (20.41%) CCNA
24 27 (18.37%) NetApp

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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
1 101 (68.71%) MS Exchange
2 63 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (29.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 41 (27.89%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (7.48%) IIS
6 7 (4.76%) SharePoint
6 7 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (4.08%) Lync
8 3 (2.04%) Oracle 9iAS
8 3 (2.04%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (1.36%) WordPress
9 2 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.68%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 44 (29.93%) MS Excel
2 32 (21.77%) MS Office
3 3 (2.04%) ProjectWise
4 1 (0.68%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (2.04%) Primavera
2 2 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.36%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.93%) Office 365
2 3 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 59 (40.14%) DNS
2 50 (34.01%) DHCP
3 47 (31.97%) TCP/IP
4 39 (26.53%) VPN
5 26 (17.69%) Firewall
6 22 (14.97%) SAN
7 15 (10.20%) LAN
7 15 (10.20%) NAS
8 14 (9.52%) VLAN
8 14 (9.52%) WAN
9 12 (8.16%) ADSL
10 11 (7.48%) VoIP
10 11 (7.48%) VDSL
11 9 (6.12%) Wireless
12 6 (4.08%) Network Security
12 6 (4.08%) SSL
13 5 (3.40%) SMTP
13 5 (3.40%) iSCSI
14 4 (2.72%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (2.72%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.40%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.72%) MySQL
4 4 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (2.04%) Oracle9i Database
5 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (0.68%) Subversion
General
1 12 (8.16%) Finance
2 6 (4.08%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.04%) Back Office
4 2 (1.36%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.36%) Marketing
5 1 (0.68%) French Language
5 1 (0.68%) Norwegian Language
5 1 (0.68%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.68%) Swedish Language
5 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 46 (31.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support
3 24 (16.33%) Support Engineer
4 20 (13.61%) Administrator
5 17 (11.56%) Analyst
6 15 (10.20%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (10.20%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 15 (10.20%) IT Support
7 14 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
8 13 (8.84%) IT Manager
8 13 (8.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 13 (8.84%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 10 (6.80%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (6.12%) Systems Administrator
10 9 (6.12%) Server Support
10 9 (6.12%) Service Analyst
10 9 (6.12%) Service Desk Analyst
11 8 (5.44%) DBA
12 7 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (4.76%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.40%) .NET
2 3 (2.04%) CSS
2 3 (2.04%) WebCenter
2 3 (2.04%) HTML
3 2 (1.36%) XML
4 1 (0.68%) LAMP
4 1 (0.68%) Ajax
4 1 (0.68%) NHibernate
4 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.68%) jQuery
4 1 (0.68%) WAMP
4 1 (0.68%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.16%) Clustering
2 11 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.40%) Life Science
4 4 (2.72%) Replication
5 3 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.36%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.36%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.68%) W3C
7 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.68%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 147 (100.00%) Windows
2 69 (46.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 49 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 37 (25.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (15.65%) Windows 8
6 16 (10.88%) Linux
7 11 (7.48%) UNIX
8 10 (6.80%) Windows XP
9 6 (4.08%) CentOS
9 6 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.36%) Android
10 2 (1.36%) AIX
10 2 (1.36%) Solaris
10 2 (1.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (27.21%) ITIL
2 15 (10.20%) Migration
2 15 (10.20%) Mentoring
3 13 (8.84%) Service Delivery
4 11 (7.48%) Change Management
4 11 (7.48%) Time Management
4 11 (7.48%) Mobile Device Management
5 9 (6.12%) Problem Management
5 9 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (5.44%) Security Management
7 7 (4.76%) Service Management
8 6 (4.08%) Project Management
8 6 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (3.40%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (3.40%) Open Source
9 5 (3.40%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (2.72%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (2.72%) Project Planning
10 4 (2.72%) ETL
10 4 (2.72%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.01%) SQL
2 19 (12.93%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.72%) T-SQL
3 4 (2.72%) VB.NET
4 3 (2.04%) Prolog
4 3 (2.04%) Perl
4 3 (2.04%) PHP
4 3 (2.04%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.36%) R
5 2 (1.36%) VB
6 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.68%) VBScript
6 1 (0.68%) VB6
6 1 (0.68%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 59 (40.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (31.29%) MCITP
3 43 (29.25%) MCSE
4 36 (24.49%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (23.13%) MCP
6 32 (21.77%) MCTS
7 31 (21.09%) MCSA
8 30 (20.41%) CCNA
9 21 (14.29%) Degree
10 11 (7.48%) JNCIA
11 9 (6.12%) CCNP
12 7 (4.76%) CCDP
12 7 (4.76%) CCIE
12 7 (4.76%) CCENT
13 4 (2.72%) HND
14 3 (2.04%) OCP
14 3 (2.04%) Oracle Certification
15 2 (1.36%) RHCE
15 2 (1.36%) A+ Certification
15 2 (1.36%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.48%) SLA
System Software
1 95 (64.63%) Active Directory
2 40 (27.21%) Hyper-V
3 39 (26.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.08%) VMware Server
5 5 (3.40%) VMware ESX
5 5 (3.40%) XenApp
6 4 (2.72%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.04%) XenServer
8 2 (1.36%) vSphere
9 1 (0.68%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (12.24%) SCCM
2 15 (10.20%) SCOM
3 10 (6.80%) Backup Exec
4 6 (4.08%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.04%) WSUS
5 3 (2.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 91 (61.90%) VMware
2 90 (61.22%) Microsoft
3 47 (31.97%) Cisco
4 27 (18.37%) NetApp
5 22 (14.97%) Citrix
6 19 (12.93%) HP
7 17 (11.56%) Dell
8 13 (8.84%) Juniper
9 12 (8.16%) IBM
10 7 (4.76%) EMC
10 7 (4.76%) McAfee
11 5 (3.40%) Oracle
11 5 (3.40%) Business Objects
11 5 (3.40%) Avaya
12 3 (2.04%) CommVault
12 3 (2.04%) Symantec
12 3 (2.04%) Toshiba
12 3 (2.04%) BT
12 3 (2.04%) Mitel
12 3 (2.04%) IronPort
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