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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 51 58 54
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 85 60 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.36% 3.78% 4.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.52% 14.35% 16.70%
Number of salaries quoted 61 41 74
Average salary £31,000 £25,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,650 £20,800
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £47,750 £40,000
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
459 418 527
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.53% 26.34% 25.20%
Number of salaries quoted 358 359 431
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 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £64,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -

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 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 19 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 43 £23,500 - 1
Knutsford +9 19 £34,500 -15.85% 1
Crewe +1 4 - -
Runcorn - 4 £22,750 - 1
Chester -19 1 £21,500 -38.57%
Nantwich - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 144 (100.00%) Windows
2 91 (63.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 87 (60.42%) Windows 7
4 85 (59.03%) Microsoft
5 73 (50.69%) MS Exchange
6 70 (48.61%) VMware
7 58 (40.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 53 (36.81%) Citrix
8 53 (36.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 52 (36.11%) Active Directory
10 49 (34.03%) Windows XP
11 48 (33.33%) TCP/IP
12 44 (30.56%) MS Excel
12 44 (30.56%) Finance
13 42 (29.17%) DNS
14 41 (28.47%) ITIL
15 40 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2010
16 38 (26.39%) MS Office
17 36 (25.00%) SAN
17 36 (25.00%) Linux
17 36 (25.00%) MCTS
18 35 (24.31%) Hyper-V
19 34 (23.61%) VMware Infrastructure
19 34 (23.61%) VPN
20 33 (22.92%) UNIX
21 32 (22.22%) SQL Server
22 30 (20.83%) SQL
22 30 (20.83%) HP
23 29 (20.14%) Exchange Server 2007
23 29 (20.14%) MCITP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 73 (50.69%) MS Exchange
2 40 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (20.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 24 (16.67%) IIS
5 18 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (11.11%) SharePoint
7 11 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (6.25%) Lync
9 3 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (2.08%) Tomcat
9 3 (2.08%) Site Server
10 2 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.69%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 44 (30.56%) MS Excel
2 38 (26.39%) MS Office
3 2 (1.39%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 42 (29.17%) DNS
3 36 (25.00%) SAN
4 34 (23.61%) VPN
5 23 (15.97%) DHCP
6 21 (14.58%) LAN
7 20 (13.89%) WAN
8 17 (11.81%) Firewall
9 14 (9.72%) NAS
10 8 (5.56%) SMTP
11 7 (4.86%) SNMP
12 5 (3.47%) ADSL
12 5 (3.47%) iSCSI
13 4 (2.78%) Internet
14 3 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (2.08%) VoIP
15 1 (0.69%) WLAN
15 1 (0.69%) Network Security
15 1 (0.69%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (3.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.39%) MS Access
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (9.72%) LoadRunner
2 12 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (6.25%) SilkPerformer
General
1 44 (30.56%) Finance
2 11 (7.64%) Retail
3 10 (6.94%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.17%) Back Office
5 3 (2.08%) Legal
6 2 (1.39%) Banking
7 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 38 (26.39%) Support Engineer
2 26 (18.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (13.19%) IT Support
4 16 (11.11%) Analyst
5 14 (9.72%) IT Support Engineer
6 13 (9.03%) Consultant
7 12 (8.33%) Server Support
8 11 (7.64%) Windows Support Engineer
9 10 (6.94%) Server Engineer
9 10 (6.94%) Server Support Engineer
9 10 (6.94%) Windows Server Engineer
9 10 (6.94%) Team Leader
10 9 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
10 9 (6.25%) Test Manager
11 8 (5.56%) Support Analyst
11 8 (5.56%) Citrix Consultant
11 8 (5.56%) Operations Team Leader
11 8 (5.56%) Messaging Engineer
12 7 (4.86%) 1st Line Support Engineer
12 7 (4.86%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (1.39%) ADO
2 2 (1.39%) DAO
3 1 (0.69%) HTML
3 1 (0.69%) COM
3 1 (0.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.03%) Management Information System
2 10 (6.94%) Fat Client
2 10 (6.94%) Thin Client
3 9 (6.25%) Clustering
4 7 (4.86%) Firmware
5 3 (2.08%) Kindle
6 1 (0.69%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.69%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.69%) CCTV
6 1 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.69%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 144 (100.00%) Windows
2 91 (63.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 87 (60.42%) Windows 7
4 58 (40.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (34.03%) Windows XP
6 36 (25.00%) Linux
7 33 (22.92%) UNIX
8 19 (13.19%) Windows 8
9 14 (9.72%) Windows 2000
10 10 (6.94%) VMS
11 9 (6.25%) CentOS
12 4 (2.78%) AIX
13 2 (1.39%) Solaris
13 2 (1.39%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (28.47%) ITIL
2 24 (16.67%) Change Management
3 12 (8.33%) Migration
4 10 (6.94%) Change Control
5 9 (6.25%) Test Strategy
5 9 (6.25%) Test Management
6 8 (5.56%) Incident Management
6 8 (5.56%) Problem Management
7 7 (4.86%) Load Balancing
7 7 (4.86%) Strategic Planning
7 7 (4.86%) Test Automation
7 7 (4.86%) Regression Testing
7 7 (4.86%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (4.17%) Service Management
8 6 (4.17%) Security Management
9 5 (3.47%) Test Scripting
10 3 (2.08%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (2.08%) Information Security
10 3 (2.08%) Asset Management
10 3 (2.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.83%) SQL
2 14 (9.72%) PowerShell
3 9 (6.25%) VBScript
3 9 (6.25%) VB
4 8 (5.56%) VB.NET
5 7 (4.86%) Perl
6 6 (4.17%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.39%) VBA
8 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.69%) C#
8 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 53 (36.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (25.00%) MCTS
3 29 (20.14%) MCITP
4 27 (18.75%) MCP
4 27 (18.75%) MCSE
5 25 (17.36%) MCSA
6 17 (11.81%) Security Cleared
7 15 (10.42%) SC Cleared
8 14 (9.72%) ISEB
8 14 (9.72%) ISTQB
8 14 (9.72%) Degree
9 10 (6.94%) CCA
9 10 (6.94%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (4.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (2.78%) CCNA
12 3 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (1.39%) PMP
13 2 (1.39%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.08%) ISO 9001
1 3 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.69%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (36.11%) Active Directory
2 35 (24.31%) Hyper-V
3 34 (23.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (18.75%) XenApp
5 24 (16.67%) vSphere
5 24 (16.67%) VMware ESX
6 17 (11.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 15 (10.42%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.78%) Terminal Server
9 3 (2.08%) XenServer
9 3 (2.08%) VMware Server
9 3 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.39%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (1.39%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 14 (9.72%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (6.25%) HP SIM
4 8 (5.56%) WSUS
5 7 (4.86%) SCCM
5 7 (4.86%) WhatsUp Gold
5 7 (4.86%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.78%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.69%) Legato
8 1 (0.69%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 85 (59.03%) Microsoft
2 70 (48.61%) VMware
3 53 (36.81%) Citrix
4 30 (20.83%) HP
5 22 (15.28%) Cisco
6 18 (12.50%) Symantec
7 15 (10.42%) Dell
8 10 (6.94%) Fujitsu
9 9 (6.25%) EMC
9 9 (6.25%) Oracle
9 9 (6.25%) Red Hat
10 8 (5.56%) Sophos
10 8 (5.56%) AppSense
11 7 (4.86%) McAfee
12 5 (3.47%) NetApp
12 5 (3.47%) Juniper
13 4 (2.78%) IBM
14 3 (2.08%) Apple
14 3 (2.08%) ProCurve
15 2 (1.39%) Infor
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bens
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Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + training
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Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Phonetic Limited
Salary: From £27,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago