The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 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 Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 52 67 61
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -6
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 71 47 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.97% 2.75% 3.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.40% 9.29% 13.71%
Number of salaries quoted 61 33 77
Average salary £27,500 £27,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.85% -16.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £21,700 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
433 506 620
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.22% 29.64% 26.90%
Number of salaries quoted 339 430 542
Average salary £33,852 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.28% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,895 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
Windows Server 2008
North West

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 0 35 £23,500 -6.00% 5
Chester +5 14 £27,000 -12.90% 2
Knutsford +13 13 £34,500 -15.85% 1
Crewe +10 2 - -
Nantwich - 1 - - 2
Runcorn - 1 £32,500 -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 126 (100.00%) Windows
2 76 (60.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 75 (59.52%) Microsoft
4 70 (55.56%) MS Exchange
5 64 (50.79%) VMware
6 62 (49.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 59 (46.83%) Windows 7
7 59 (46.83%) Active Directory
8 53 (42.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 48 (38.10%) ITIL
10 43 (34.13%) Citrix
11 39 (30.95%) DNS
11 39 (30.95%) MS Excel
11 39 (30.95%) Finance
12 37 (29.37%) TCP/IP
13 36 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
13 36 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
14 34 (26.98%) MS Office
15 33 (26.19%) Windows XP
16 32 (25.40%) MCSE
16 32 (25.40%) SAN
17 31 (24.60%) Exchange Server 2007
18 29 (23.02%) SQL Server
19 28 (22.22%) VPN
19 28 (22.22%) MCITP
20 27 (21.43%) MCTS
20 27 (21.43%) IIS
21 26 (20.63%) Hyper-V
22 25 (19.84%) MCP
22 25 (19.84%) MCSA

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 70 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 36 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (24.60%) Exchange Server 2007
4 27 (21.43%) IIS
5 14 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (9.52%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (2.38%) Apache
7 3 (2.38%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.38%) Site Server
8 2 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.59%) Lync
9 1 (0.79%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 39 (30.95%) MS Excel
2 34 (26.98%) MS Office
3 2 (1.59%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) Office 365
2 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 39 (30.95%) DNS
2 37 (29.37%) TCP/IP
3 32 (25.40%) SAN
4 28 (22.22%) VPN
5 22 (17.46%) DHCP
6 17 (13.49%) LAN
6 17 (13.49%) WAN
6 17 (13.49%) Firewall
7 11 (8.73%) NAS
8 5 (3.97%) SMTP
8 5 (3.97%) ADSL
9 3 (2.38%) iSCSI
9 3 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (2.38%) Internet
10 2 (1.59%) Wireless
10 2 (1.59%) VoIP
11 1 (0.79%) WLAN
11 1 (0.79%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (23.02%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (7.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (3.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.38%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.59%) SilkPerformer
2 2 (1.59%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 39 (30.95%) Finance
2 10 (7.94%) Retail
3 5 (3.97%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.38%) Legal
5 2 (1.59%) Back Office
5 2 (1.59%) Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (26.98%) Support Engineer
2 33 (26.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (15.87%) IT Support
4 19 (15.08%) Analyst
5 14 (11.11%) Support Analyst
6 13 (10.32%) IT Support Engineer
7 11 (8.73%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (8.73%) 1st Line Support
8 9 (7.14%) Server Support
9 8 (6.35%) Consultant
10 7 (5.56%) Desktop Support
10 7 (5.56%) Technical Support
10 7 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 7 (5.56%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 7 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 7 (5.56%) Windows Support Engineer
11 6 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
11 6 (4.76%) Messaging Engineer
11 6 (4.76%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.94%) .NET
2 3 (2.38%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.79%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.73%) Management Information System
2 10 (7.94%) Thin Client
2 10 (7.94%) Fat Client
3 7 (5.56%) Clustering
4 3 (2.38%) Kindle
5 2 (1.59%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.59%) iPhone
6 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.79%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 126 (100.00%) Windows
2 76 (60.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 62 (49.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 59 (46.83%) Windows 7
5 33 (26.19%) Windows XP
6 17 (13.49%) Linux
6 17 (13.49%) Windows 8
7 14 (11.11%) UNIX
8 11 (8.73%) Windows 2000
9 6 (4.76%) VMS
10 3 (2.38%) AIX
11 2 (1.59%) Windows NT
11 2 (1.59%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (1.59%) CentOS
12 1 (0.79%) Android
12 1 (0.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (38.10%) ITIL
2 17 (13.49%) Change Management
3 8 (6.35%) Migration
4 6 (4.76%) Service Management
4 6 (4.76%) Problem Management
4 6 (4.76%) Incident Management
4 6 (4.76%) Change Control
5 5 (3.97%) Load Balancing
5 5 (3.97%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (3.97%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (3.17%) Security Management
6 4 (3.17%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (2.38%) Project Management
7 3 (2.38%) Asset Management
8 2 (1.59%) Logistics
8 2 (1.59%) Business Continuity
8 2 (1.59%) Information Security
8 2 (1.59%) Information Security Management
8 2 (1.59%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.70%) SQL
2 8 (6.35%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.76%) T-SQL
4 5 (3.97%) VBScript
4 5 (3.97%) VB
4 5 (3.97%) VB.NET
4 5 (3.97%) Perl
5 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 53 (42.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (25.40%) MCSE
3 28 (22.22%) MCITP
4 27 (21.43%) MCTS
5 25 (19.84%) MCSA
5 25 (19.84%) MCP
6 13 (10.32%) Degree
6 13 (10.32%) Security Cleared
7 11 (8.73%) SC Cleared
8 9 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (5.56%) CCA
9 7 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (3.17%) CCNA
11 3 (2.38%) ISEB
11 3 (2.38%) MCDST
11 3 (2.38%) ISTQB
12 2 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.59%) PMP
12 2 (1.59%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (3.17%) QA
2 3 (2.38%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.38%) SLA
3 2 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 59 (46.83%) Active Directory
2 36 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (20.63%) Hyper-V
4 20 (15.87%) XenApp
5 19 (15.08%) vSphere
6 17 (13.49%) VMware ESX
7 14 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 7 (5.56%) XenDesktop
9 4 (3.17%) Terminal Server
10 3 (2.38%) ISA Server
10 3 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (2.38%) VMware Server
10 3 (2.38%) XenServer
11 2 (1.59%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (3.17%) NetBackup
2 4 (3.17%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.59%) HP SIM
4 2 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.79%) Legato
5 1 (0.79%) WSUS
5 1 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 75 (59.52%) Microsoft
2 64 (50.79%) VMware
3 43 (34.13%) Citrix
4 22 (17.46%) Cisco
5 20 (15.87%) HP
6 13 (10.32%) Symantec
7 9 (7.14%) Dell
8 8 (6.35%) EMC
9 6 (4.76%) Juniper
9 6 (4.76%) McAfee
10 5 (3.97%) Fujitsu
11 4 (3.17%) AppSense
11 4 (3.17%) ProCurve
11 4 (3.17%) NetApp
11 4 (3.17%) Apple
11 4 (3.17%) IBM
11 4 (3.17%) Oracle
12 2 (1.59%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.59%) CA
12 2 (1.59%) Infor
Winsford, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 32,000 - 36,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £34000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £14.00 - £15.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 4 days ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + £2.1K On Call
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Includes Car/Allowance+bens
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Altrincham, Stockport,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25,000 to £40,000
Posted: 14 days ago
Nantwich
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + £2.1K On Call
Posted: 15 days ago
Tarporley, Cheshire
Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College
Salary: From £15,598 to £16,998 per annum 37 Hours per week - full school year
Posted: 17 days ago
Frodsham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + bens
Posted: 21 days ago