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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 33 68 84
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +16
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 102 52 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.56% 3.22% 2.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.67% 12.62% 9.52%
Number of salaries quoted 77 48 47
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £44,300 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%
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
450 412 567
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.51% 25.53% 28.18%
Number of salaries quoted 387 345 465
Average salary £40,000 £34,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.94% -13.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,200 £57,500 £49,000
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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +22 46 £27,750 -7.50% 2
Runcorn +1 14 £35,750 +70.23% 1
Knutsford +6 9 £65,000 - 1
Chester +15 8 £52,500 +56.71% 1
Nantwich - 2 £42,500 -
Sandbach - 2 - -
Wilmslow - 2 £38,750 - 1
Northwich +4 1 - -
Macclesfield -15 1 - - 2
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 177 (100.00%) Windows
2 95 (53.67%) Microsoft
3 88 (49.72%) Active Directory
3 88 (49.72%) MS Exchange
4 86 (48.59%) VMware
5 81 (45.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 75 (42.37%) TCP/IP
7 63 (35.59%) DNS
8 58 (32.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 55 (31.07%) Microsoft Certification
10 54 (30.51%) MS Excel
11 50 (28.25%) VPN
12 49 (27.68%) Citrix
13 48 (27.12%) Exchange Server 2007
13 48 (27.12%) Windows 7
14 47 (26.55%) ITIL
15 45 (25.42%) MCITP
16 43 (24.29%) DHCP
17 41 (23.16%) MCSE
17 41 (23.16%) SAN
18 39 (22.03%) Finance
19 37 (20.90%) Linux
19 37 (20.90%) Exchange Server 2013
20 36 (20.34%) PowerShell
21 35 (19.77%) Cisco
22 34 (19.21%) MS Office
22 34 (19.21%) VMware Infrastructure
23 33 (18.64%) Exchange Server 2010
24 32 (18.08%) Migration
25 31 (17.51%) Clustering

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 88 (49.72%) MS Exchange
2 48 (27.12%) Exchange Server 2007
3 37 (20.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 33 (18.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (10.73%) IIS
6 12 (6.78%) SharePoint
7 7 (3.95%) IBM Notes
8 5 (2.82%) Lync
9 4 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.13%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 54 (30.51%) MS Excel
2 34 (19.21%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.26%) Office 365
2 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 75 (42.37%) TCP/IP
2 63 (35.59%) DNS
3 50 (28.25%) VPN
4 43 (24.29%) DHCP
5 41 (23.16%) SAN
6 26 (14.69%) LAN
7 23 (12.99%) WAN
8 22 (12.43%) SMTP
8 22 (12.43%) NAS
9 13 (7.34%) Firewall
10 9 (5.08%) Network Security
10 9 (5.08%) VLAN
11 8 (4.52%) VoIP
12 7 (3.95%) Wireless
13 5 (2.82%) DMZ
14 3 (1.69%) Broadband
15 2 (1.13%) ADSL
15 2 (1.13%) WLAN
15 2 (1.13%) Intranet
15 2 (1.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.99%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.13%) MS Access
5 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 4 (2.26%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (2.26%) LoadRunner
2 3 (1.69%) SilkPerformer
3 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (22.03%) Finance
2 3 (1.69%) Back Office
3 2 (1.13%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.13%) Publishing
3 2 (1.13%) French Language
3 2 (1.13%) Norwegian Language
3 2 (1.13%) Spanish Language
3 2 (1.13%) Swedish Language
4 1 (0.56%) Retail
4 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 40 (22.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 33 (18.64%) Support Engineer
3 24 (13.56%) Analyst
4 21 (11.86%) 3rd Line Support
5 16 (9.04%) Server Support
6 15 (8.47%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (8.47%) 1st Line Support
6 15 (8.47%) IT Support
7 13 (7.34%) Windows Support Engineer
7 13 (7.34%) Service Desk Analyst
7 13 (7.34%) Service Analyst
7 13 (7.34%) Server Engineer
8 11 (6.21%) Windows Server Engineer
8 11 (6.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 10 (5.65%) Server Support Engineer
10 9 (5.08%) Team Leader
11 8 (4.52%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 8 (4.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (4.52%) Support Analyst
12 7 (3.95%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.43%) .NET
2 2 (1.13%) ADO
2 2 (1.13%) DAO
3 1 (0.56%) NHibernate
3 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.56%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (0.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.51%) Clustering
2 2 (1.13%) E-Learning
2 2 (1.13%) Thin Client
2 2 (1.13%) Fat Client
2 2 (1.13%) Celerra
2 2 (1.13%) User Experience
2 2 (1.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.56%) Replication
3 1 (0.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 177 (100.00%) Windows
2 81 (45.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 58 (32.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 48 (27.12%) Windows 7
5 37 (20.90%) Linux
6 25 (14.12%) Windows XP
7 22 (12.43%) Windows 8
7 22 (12.43%) UNIX
8 10 (5.65%) CentOS
9 9 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (3.39%) VMS
11 5 (2.82%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.13%) AIX
12 2 (1.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (26.55%) ITIL
2 32 (18.08%) Migration
3 18 (10.17%) Load Balancing
4 15 (8.47%) Problem Management
5 13 (7.34%) Project Management
6 10 (5.65%) Service Delivery
6 10 (5.65%) Time Management
6 10 (5.65%) Change Control
6 10 (5.65%) Performance Monitoring
7 7 (3.95%) Project Planning
7 7 (3.95%) Security Management
8 6 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (3.39%) CRM
9 5 (2.82%) PRINCE2
9 5 (2.82%) Asset Management
10 4 (2.26%) Network Design
10 4 (2.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (2.26%) Change Management
10 4 (2.26%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (2.26%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (20.34%) PowerShell
2 21 (11.86%) SQL
2 21 (11.86%) VB.NET
3 18 (10.17%) Perl
4 13 (7.34%) VB
5 10 (5.65%) VBScript
6 3 (1.69%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.69%) VB6
7 2 (1.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 55 (31.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (25.42%) MCITP
3 41 (23.16%) MCSE
4 30 (16.95%) MCSA
5 27 (15.25%) MCP
6 16 (9.04%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (9.04%) MCTS
7 9 (5.08%) Degree
7 9 (5.08%) CCNA
8 8 (4.52%) CCNP
9 4 (2.26%) ISEB
9 4 (2.26%) ISTQB
9 4 (2.26%) VCP4
10 2 (1.13%) HP ASE
10 2 (1.13%) CISSP
10 2 (1.13%) RHCE
10 2 (1.13%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.13%) Avaya Certification
10 2 (1.13%) Security+ Certification
10 2 (1.13%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.95%) SLA
2 2 (1.13%) QA
System Software
1 88 (49.72%) Active Directory
2 34 (19.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (14.12%) Hyper-V
4 17 (9.60%) VMware ESX
5 11 (6.21%) XenApp
6 9 (5.08%) vSphere
7 7 (3.95%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.82%) VMware Server
9 3 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.69%) XenServer
10 2 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (11.30%) Norton AntiVirus
2 17 (9.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 11 (6.21%) SCCM
3 11 (6.21%) SCOM
4 7 (3.95%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (2.82%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.69%) WSUS
8 2 (1.13%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.56%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.56%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 95 (53.67%) Microsoft
2 86 (48.59%) VMware
3 49 (27.68%) Citrix
4 35 (19.77%) Cisco
5 25 (14.12%) Symantec
6 24 (13.56%) NetApp
7 20 (11.30%) EMC
8 18 (10.17%) IronPort
9 10 (5.65%) Dell
9 10 (5.65%) Avaya
10 9 (5.08%) McAfee
10 9 (5.08%) HP
11 7 (3.95%) Juniper
11 7 (3.95%) Lotus
12 3 (1.69%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.69%) IBM
12 3 (1.69%) Progress
12 3 (1.69%) Toshiba
12 3 (1.69%) BT
13 2 (1.13%) LANDesk
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