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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 45 64 54
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -10
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 86 51 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.44% 3.17% 4.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.88% 11.62% 15.67%
Number of salaries quoted 65 36 75
Average salary £32,000 £29,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.34% +5.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,100 £20,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £50,000 £44,200
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
481 439 568
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.86% 27.30% 26.35%
Number of salaries quoted 369 379 471
Average salary £34,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 2014. 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 +9 44 £23,500 -2.08% 7
Knutsford +5 18 £34,500 -15.85% 1
Chester -14 6 £34,750 -0.71%
Crewe +5 4 - -
Runcorn - 3 £23,500 - 1
Nantwich - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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.

1 139 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (62.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 80 (57.55%) Microsoft
3 80 (57.55%) Windows 7
4 75 (53.96%) MS Exchange
5 68 (48.92%) VMware
6 58 (41.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 54 (38.85%) Active Directory
8 53 (38.13%) Citrix
8 53 (38.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 45 (32.37%) TCP/IP
10 44 (31.65%) Windows XP
10 44 (31.65%) Finance
11 43 (30.94%) ITIL
12 42 (30.22%) DNS
12 42 (30.22%) Exchange Server 2010
13 41 (29.50%) MS Excel
14 36 (25.90%) MS Office
14 36 (25.90%) VMware Infrastructure
15 35 (25.18%) SAN
16 34 (24.46%) SQL Server
17 33 (23.74%) Hyper-V
17 33 (23.74%) MCTS
18 32 (23.02%) Linux
18 32 (23.02%) VPN
19 29 (20.86%) HP
19 29 (20.86%) MCSE
19 29 (20.86%) UNIX
19 29 (20.86%) Exchange Server 2007
20 28 (20.14%) XenApp

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 75 (53.96%) MS Exchange
2 42 (30.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (20.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 27 (19.42%) IIS
5 20 (14.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (13.67%) SharePoint
7 11 (7.91%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (7.19%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (6.47%) Lync
10 4 (2.88%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (2.16%) Site Server
11 3 (2.16%) Tomcat
11 3 (2.16%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (1.44%) Apache
13 1 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.72%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 41 (29.50%) MS Excel
2 36 (25.90%) MS Office
3 2 (1.44%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (32.37%) TCP/IP
2 42 (30.22%) DNS
3 35 (25.18%) SAN
4 32 (23.02%) VPN
5 22 (15.83%) DHCP
6 20 (14.39%) LAN
7 19 (13.67%) WAN
8 17 (12.23%) Firewall
9 13 (9.35%) NAS
10 8 (5.76%) SMTP
11 7 (5.04%) SNMP
12 5 (3.60%) ADSL
12 5 (3.60%) iSCSI
13 4 (2.88%) Internet
14 3 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (2.16%) VoIP
15 1 (0.72%) WLAN
15 1 (0.72%) Network Security
15 1 (0.72%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (24.46%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (7.19%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (5.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (3.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.72%) MySQL
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (8.63%) LoadRunner
2 10 (7.19%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (5.04%) SilkPerformer
General
1 44 (31.65%) Finance
2 12 (8.63%) Retail
3 10 (7.19%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.32%) Back Office
5 3 (2.16%) Legal
6 2 (1.44%) Banking
7 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 36 (25.90%) Support Engineer
2 28 (20.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (13.67%) Analyst
4 18 (12.95%) IT Support
5 13 (9.35%) IT Support Engineer
5 13 (9.35%) Consultant
6 11 (7.91%) Server Support
6 11 (7.91%) Support Analyst
7 10 (7.19%) Team Leader
7 10 (7.19%) Windows Support Engineer
8 9 (6.47%) 1st Line Support
8 9 (6.47%) Server Engineer
8 9 (6.47%) Server Support Engineer
8 9 (6.47%) Windows Server Engineer
9 8 (5.76%) Messaging Engineer
9 8 (5.76%) Citrix Consultant
9 8 (5.76%) Operations Team Leader
10 7 (5.04%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 7 (5.04%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 7 (5.04%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.63%) .NET
2 1 (0.72%) COM
2 1 (0.72%) CSS
2 1 (0.72%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.35%) Management Information System
2 10 (7.19%) Fat Client
2 10 (7.19%) Thin Client
3 9 (6.47%) Clustering
4 7 (5.04%) Firmware
5 3 (2.16%) Kindle
6 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.72%) CCTV
6 1 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.72%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 139 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (62.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 80 (57.55%) Windows 7
4 58 (41.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (31.65%) Windows XP
6 32 (23.02%) Linux
7 29 (20.86%) UNIX
8 19 (13.67%) Windows 8
9 12 (8.63%) Windows 2000
10 9 (6.47%) VMS
10 9 (6.47%) CentOS
11 4 (2.88%) AIX
12 2 (1.44%) Solaris
12 2 (1.44%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (30.94%) ITIL
2 23 (16.55%) Change Management
3 12 (8.63%) Migration
4 9 (6.47%) Change Control
5 8 (5.76%) Incident Management
5 8 (5.76%) Problem Management
6 7 (5.04%) Test Management
6 7 (5.04%) Load Balancing
6 7 (5.04%) Strategic Planning
6 7 (5.04%) Test Strategy
6 7 (5.04%) Test Automation
6 7 (5.04%) Regression Testing
6 7 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (4.32%) Service Management
7 6 (4.32%) Security Management
8 5 (3.60%) Test Scripting
9 4 (2.88%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (2.16%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (2.16%) Information Security
10 3 (2.16%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.71%) SQL
2 14 (10.07%) PowerShell
3 9 (6.47%) VBScript
3 9 (6.47%) VB
4 8 (5.76%) VB.NET
5 7 (5.04%) Perl
6 4 (2.88%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.72%) C#
7 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 53 (38.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (23.74%) MCTS
3 29 (20.86%) MCSE
4 28 (20.14%) MCITP
5 27 (19.42%) MCP
6 25 (17.99%) MCSA
7 18 (12.95%) Security Cleared
8 15 (10.79%) SC Cleared
9 12 (8.63%) ISEB
9 12 (8.63%) ISTQB
9 12 (8.63%) Degree
10 10 (7.19%) CCA
10 10 (7.19%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (5.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (3.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (2.88%) CCNA
14 3 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (1.44%) PMP
15 2 (1.44%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.16%) ISO 9001
1 3 (2.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.72%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (38.85%) Active Directory
2 36 (25.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (23.74%) Hyper-V
4 28 (20.14%) XenApp
5 24 (17.27%) vSphere
6 22 (15.83%) VMware ESX
7 17 (12.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 15 (10.79%) XenDesktop
9 4 (2.88%) Terminal Server
10 3 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (2.16%) VMware Server
10 3 (2.16%) XenServer
11 2 (1.44%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (1.44%) ISA Server
11 2 (1.44%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (11.51%) Norton AntiVirus
2 12 (8.63%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (6.47%) HP SIM
3 9 (6.47%) Backup Exec
4 8 (5.76%) WSUS
5 7 (5.04%) SCCM
5 7 (5.04%) WhatsUp Gold
6 4 (2.88%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.72%) Legato
8 1 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 80 (57.55%) Microsoft
2 68 (48.92%) VMware
3 53 (38.13%) Citrix
4 29 (20.86%) HP
5 22 (15.83%) Cisco
6 20 (14.39%) Symantec
7 14 (10.07%) Dell
8 10 (7.19%) Fujitsu
9 9 (6.47%) Oracle
9 9 (6.47%) Red Hat
10 8 (5.76%) Sophos
10 8 (5.76%) EMC
10 8 (5.76%) AppSense
11 7 (5.04%) McAfee
12 5 (3.60%) NetApp
12 5 (3.60%) Juniper
13 4 (2.88%) IBM
14 3 (2.16%) Apple
14 3 (2.16%) ProCurve
15 2 (1.44%) Infor
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 5 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: 14 days ago
Warrington, Birchwood, Newton-le-Willows, St...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £17,500 + bens
Posted: 17 days ago