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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 36 69 73
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 95 49 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.36% 3.06% 3.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.13% 11.42% 12.31%
Number of salaries quoted 72 44 61
Average salary £36,500 £36,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.68% +20.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £16,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £46,000 £43,900
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.22%
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
472 429 536
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.62% 26.76% 25.04%
Number of salaries quoted 417 357 461
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,000 £21,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +16 37 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Chester +25 13 £51,250 +52.98% 1
Runcorn +4 11 £35,750 +98.61%
Knutsford - 7 £67,500 - 1
Nantwich - 3 £40,000 - 1
Northwich 0 2 - - 1
Sandbach - 2 - -
Crewe +16 1 £37,500 -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Daresbury - 1 £18,500 -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 180 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (51.11%) Microsoft
3 90 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 85 (47.22%) MS Exchange
5 81 (45.00%) VMware
6 80 (44.44%) Active Directory
7 70 (38.89%) TCP/IP
8 59 (32.78%) Windows 7
9 57 (31.67%) DNS
10 53 (29.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 52 (28.89%) Citrix
12 48 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2007
13 47 (26.11%) Finance
14 46 (25.56%) Microsoft Certification
14 46 (25.56%) ITIL
15 45 (25.00%) MS Excel
16 42 (23.33%) Linux
16 42 (23.33%) VPN
17 40 (22.22%) PowerShell
18 38 (21.11%) SAN
19 37 (20.56%) MCITP
20 36 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
21 35 (19.44%) Windows XP
22 34 (18.89%) DHCP
22 34 (18.89%) MCSE
23 33 (18.33%) Symantec
23 33 (18.33%) Migration
23 33 (18.33%) Clustering
24 30 (16.67%) UNIX
24 30 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 85 (47.22%) MS Exchange
2 48 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 36 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 29 (16.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (12.22%) IIS
6 15 (8.33%) SharePoint
7 9 (5.00%) Lync
8 7 (3.89%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (3.89%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.11%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 45 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 26 (14.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 70 (38.89%) TCP/IP
2 57 (31.67%) DNS
3 42 (23.33%) VPN
4 38 (21.11%) SAN
5 34 (18.89%) DHCP
6 26 (14.44%) LAN
7 25 (13.89%) SMTP
8 24 (13.33%) WAN
9 21 (11.67%) NAS
10 10 (5.56%) Firewall
11 7 (3.89%) VLAN
11 7 (3.89%) Network Security
11 7 (3.89%) SNMP
12 6 (3.33%) VoIP
13 5 (2.78%) DMZ
14 4 (2.22%) Wireless
15 3 (1.67%) iSCSI
15 3 (1.67%) Internet
16 2 (1.11%) WLAN
16 2 (1.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.11%) MS Access
4 2 (1.11%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (6.11%) LoadRunner
2 10 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (3.89%) SilkPerformer
4 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 47 (26.11%) Finance
2 6 (3.33%) Back Office
2 6 (3.33%) Retail
3 5 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.11%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.11%) Publishing
4 2 (1.11%) French Language
4 2 (1.11%) Norwegian Language
4 2 (1.11%) Spanish Language
4 2 (1.11%) Swedish Language
5 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 34 (18.89%) Support Engineer
2 31 (17.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (12.78%) Analyst
4 16 (8.89%) Windows Support Engineer
4 16 (8.89%) Server Engineer
5 15 (8.33%) Server Support
6 14 (7.78%) Windows Server Engineer
6 14 (7.78%) IT Support
7 13 (7.22%) Server Support Engineer
7 13 (7.22%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
8 12 (6.67%) Team Leader
9 10 (5.56%) Service Analyst
9 10 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (5.00%) Support Analyst
11 8 (4.44%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 7 (3.89%) Infrastructure Manager
12 7 (3.89%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.44%) .NET
2 2 (1.11%) ADO
2 2 (1.11%) DAO
3 1 (0.56%) CSS
3 1 (0.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (18.33%) Clustering
2 2 (1.11%) Thin Client
2 2 (1.11%) E-Learning
2 2 (1.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.11%) Fat Client
2 2 (1.11%) Celerra
2 2 (1.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 180 (100.00%) Windows
2 90 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 59 (32.78%) Windows 7
4 53 (29.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (23.33%) Linux
6 35 (19.44%) Windows XP
7 30 (16.67%) UNIX
8 23 (12.78%) Windows 8
9 12 (6.67%) CentOS
10 9 (5.00%) VMS
11 8 (4.44%) Windows 2000
12 5 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.67%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.56%) AIX
14 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (25.56%) ITIL
2 33 (18.33%) Migration
3 20 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 14 (7.78%) Problem Management
5 13 (7.22%) Change Control
6 10 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
7 9 (5.00%) Project Management
8 8 (4.44%) Change Management
9 7 (3.89%) Strategic Planning
9 7 (3.89%) Test Management
9 7 (3.89%) Test Strategy
9 7 (3.89%) Service Delivery
10 6 (3.33%) CRM
10 6 (3.33%) Security Management
10 6 (3.33%) Time Management
11 5 (2.78%) Asset Management
11 5 (2.78%) Project Planning
11 5 (2.78%) Test Automation
11 5 (2.78%) Regression Testing
11 5 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 40 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 26 (14.44%) SQL
3 24 (13.33%) VB.NET
4 20 (11.11%) Perl
5 17 (9.44%) VB
6 14 (7.78%) VBScript
7 4 (2.22%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.67%) VB6
9 2 (1.11%) VBA
10 1 (0.56%) C#
10 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 46 (25.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (20.56%) MCITP
3 34 (18.89%) MCSE
4 24 (13.33%) MCP
5 23 (12.78%) MCSA
6 16 (8.89%) MCTS
7 11 (6.11%) ISTQB
7 11 (6.11%) ISEB
8 10 (5.56%) Security Cleared
9 9 (5.00%) SC Cleared
10 7 (3.89%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (3.33%) Degree
12 5 (2.78%) CCNP
12 5 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (1.67%) CCA
13 3 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (1.11%) Avaya Certification
15 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.67%) SLA
2 2 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 80 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 30 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (15.56%) Hyper-V
4 24 (13.33%) VMware ESX
5 16 (8.89%) vSphere
5 16 (8.89%) XenApp
6 12 (6.67%) XenDesktop
7 7 (3.89%) Firmware
8 5 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.11%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (15.56%) Norton AntiVirus
2 17 (9.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 16 (8.89%) SCCM
4 11 (6.11%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (5.56%) SCOM
6 9 (5.00%) WSUS
7 8 (4.44%) Backup Exec
8 7 (3.89%) EMC NetWorker
8 7 (3.89%) WhatsUp Gold
8 7 (3.89%) HP SIM
9 4 (2.22%) EdgeSight
10 2 (1.11%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 92 (51.11%) Microsoft
2 81 (45.00%) VMware
3 52 (28.89%) Citrix
4 33 (18.33%) Symantec
5 22 (12.22%) Cisco
6 21 (11.67%) NetApp
7 20 (11.11%) EMC
8 18 (10.00%) IronPort
9 14 (7.78%) HP
10 13 (7.22%) Dell
11 11 (6.11%) McAfee
12 8 (4.44%) Sophos
13 7 (3.89%) Lotus
13 7 (3.89%) Red Hat
13 7 (3.89%) Avaya
14 5 (2.78%) Fujitsu
14 5 (2.78%) Juniper
14 5 (2.78%) Oracle
15 4 (2.22%) AppSense
16 2 (1.11%) Progress
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 25 days holiday, pension
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Microsoft Certs / Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlewich, Cheshire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: up to £21,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Depending on Exp + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Microsoft Certs + Package
Posted: 8 days ago
Knutsford
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £28k - 30k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Pets at Home
Salary: Up to £25,000 (Pro rata)
Posted: 13 days ago