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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 43 79 64
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -15
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 92 43 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.80% 2.54% 3.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.31% 9.73% 15.78%
Number of salaries quoted 75 37 79
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +29.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,400 £21,300 £15,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £48,500 £43,500
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
564 442 526
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.42% 26.06% 23.75%
Number of salaries quoted 508 374 479
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,850 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £51,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +12 23 £24,250 -41.56% 2
Chester +22 12 £51,250 +46.42% 1
Knutsford +9 9 £45,000 -11.76% 1
Daresbury - 6 £18,500 -
Nantwich - 4 £35,000 -
Runcorn -5 3 £35,000 +94.44% 1
Crewe +16 2 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Northwich +1 2 - -
Macclesfield - 2 £14,500 -
Sandbach - 1 - - 1
Widnes - 1 £35,000 -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 177 (100.00%) Windows
2 102 (57.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 89 (50.28%) Microsoft
4 77 (43.50%) MS Exchange
5 74 (41.81%) VMware
6 72 (40.68%) TCP/IP
7 71 (40.11%) Active Directory
8 69 (38.98%) Windows 7
9 63 (35.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 60 (33.90%) Finance
11 58 (32.77%) ITIL
12 56 (31.64%) Citrix
13 54 (30.51%) Microsoft Certification
14 52 (29.38%) DNS
15 47 (26.55%) Exchange Server 2007
16 45 (25.42%) SAN
17 44 (24.86%) Windows XP
18 42 (23.73%) MS Excel
19 41 (23.16%) MCITP
20 40 (22.60%) Linux
20 40 (22.60%) VPN
21 37 (20.90%) VMware Infrastructure
22 36 (20.34%) PowerShell
23 34 (19.21%) Symantec
24 33 (18.64%) Migration
24 33 (18.64%) MCSE
24 33 (18.64%) Exchange Server 2013
24 33 (18.64%) Clustering
25 32 (18.08%) VMware ESX
26 31 (17.51%) LAN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 77 (43.50%) MS Exchange
2 47 (26.55%) Exchange Server 2007
3 33 (18.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 28 (15.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (12.99%) IIS
6 16 (9.04%) SharePoint
7 10 (5.65%) Lync
8 7 (3.95%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (3.39%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.56%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 42 (23.73%) MS Excel
2 27 (15.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 72 (40.68%) TCP/IP
2 52 (29.38%) DNS
3 45 (25.42%) SAN
4 40 (22.60%) VPN
5 31 (17.51%) LAN
6 29 (16.38%) DHCP
7 28 (15.82%) WAN
8 27 (15.25%) NAS
9 24 (13.56%) SMTP
10 8 (4.52%) Firewall
11 7 (3.95%) SNMP
11 7 (3.95%) Network Security
12 5 (2.82%) iSCSI
12 5 (2.82%) VoIP
13 4 (2.26%) Wireless
13 4 (2.26%) VLAN
13 4 (2.26%) Internet
14 3 (1.69%) WLAN
15 2 (1.13%) Cisco IOS
15 2 (1.13%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.12%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.13%) MS Access
4 2 (1.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (7.91%) LoadRunner
2 12 (6.78%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (5.08%) SilkPerformer
4 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 60 (33.90%) Finance
2 7 (3.95%) Retail
3 6 (3.39%) Back Office
3 6 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.13%) Publishing
5 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.56%) French Language
5 1 (0.56%) Norwegian Language
5 1 (0.56%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.56%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 44 (24.86%) Support Engineer
2 31 (17.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (12.99%) Windows Support Engineer
4 21 (11.86%) Server Engineer
5 20 (11.30%) Analyst
5 20 (11.30%) Server Support
6 19 (10.73%) Server Support Engineer
6 19 (10.73%) Windows Server Engineer
7 17 (9.60%) IT Support
8 11 (6.21%) Team Leader
9 9 (5.08%) Test Manager
9 9 (5.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.52%) IT Support Engineer
10 8 (4.52%) 1st Line Support
11 7 (3.95%) Service Desk Analyst
11 7 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (3.95%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (3.95%) Service Analyst
11 7 (3.95%) Support Analyst
11 7 (3.95%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.25%) .NET
2 2 (1.13%) ADO
2 2 (1.13%) DAO
3 1 (0.56%) HTML
3 1 (0.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (18.64%) Clustering
2 8 (4.52%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.69%) Thin Client
3 3 (1.69%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.13%) Celerra
4 2 (1.13%) User Experience
4 2 (1.13%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.56%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 177 (100.00%) Windows
2 102 (57.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 69 (38.98%) Windows 7
4 63 (35.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (24.86%) Windows XP
6 40 (22.60%) Linux
7 31 (17.51%) UNIX
8 27 (15.25%) Windows 8
9 15 (8.47%) Windows 2000
9 15 (8.47%) VMS
10 9 (5.08%) CentOS
11 3 (1.69%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.13%) AIX
12 2 (1.13%) Solaris
12 2 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (32.77%) ITIL
2 33 (18.64%) Migration
3 21 (11.86%) Change Management
3 21 (11.86%) Load Balancing
4 19 (10.73%) Change Control
5 17 (9.60%) Problem Management
6 9 (5.08%) Test Strategy
6 9 (5.08%) Test Management
6 9 (5.08%) Project Management
6 9 (5.08%) Performance Monitoring
7 7 (3.95%) Security Management
7 7 (3.95%) Regression Testing
7 7 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (3.95%) Test Automation
7 7 (3.95%) Strategic Planning
7 7 (3.95%) Incident Management
8 6 (3.39%) CRM
9 5 (2.82%) PRINCE2
9 5 (2.82%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (2.82%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 36 (20.34%) PowerShell
2 27 (15.25%) SQL
3 24 (13.56%) VB.NET
4 21 (11.86%) Perl
5 15 (8.47%) VB
6 13 (7.34%) VBScript
7 5 (2.82%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.13%) VBA
8 2 (1.13%) VB6
9 1 (0.56%) C#
9 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 54 (30.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (23.16%) MCITP
3 33 (18.64%) MCSE
4 28 (15.82%) MCTS
5 24 (13.56%) MCP
6 22 (12.43%) MCSA
7 14 (7.91%) ISEB
7 14 (7.91%) ISTQB
8 13 (7.34%) Security Cleared
9 11 (6.21%) SC Cleared
10 10 (5.65%) CCA
10 10 (5.65%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (3.95%) Degree
11 7 (3.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (2.26%) CCNP
13 2 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.13%) Avaya Certification
14 1 (0.56%) A+ Certification
14 1 (0.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (1.13%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) SLA
2 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 71 (40.11%) Active Directory
2 37 (20.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (18.08%) VMware ESX
4 29 (16.38%) Hyper-V
5 21 (11.86%) XenApp
6 20 (11.30%) vSphere
7 13 (7.34%) XenDesktop
8 12 (6.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 7 (3.95%) Firmware
10 3 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.13%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 29 (16.38%) Norton AntiVirus
2 14 (7.91%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (7.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 9 (5.08%) SCCM
4 9 (5.08%) WSUS
5 7 (3.95%) Backup Exec
5 7 (3.95%) HP SIM
5 7 (3.95%) WhatsUp Gold
6 4 (2.26%) EdgeSight
6 4 (2.26%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.69%) SCOM
8 2 (1.13%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 89 (50.28%) Microsoft
2 74 (41.81%) VMware
3 56 (31.64%) Citrix
4 34 (19.21%) Symantec
5 26 (14.69%) Cisco
6 20 (11.30%) EMC
7 18 (10.17%) HP
8 15 (8.47%) Dell
9 14 (7.91%) IronPort
10 12 (6.78%) McAfee
11 11 (6.21%) NetApp
12 8 (4.52%) Sophos
13 7 (3.95%) Oracle
13 7 (3.95%) Red Hat
14 6 (3.39%) Fujitsu
14 6 (3.39%) Lotus
14 6 (3.39%) Juniper
15 4 (2.26%) Avaya
15 4 (2.26%) AppSense
16 2 (1.13%) LANDesk
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