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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 79 47 66
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +19
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 52 86 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.96% 4.44% 3.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.21% 17.88% 11.62%
Number of salaries quoted 39 65 36
Average salary £29,000 £32,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.37% +10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £20,100 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £51,500 £50,000
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
464 481 439
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.39% 24.86% 27.30%
Number of salaries quoted 396 369 379
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -10 27 £23,000 -2.12%
Chester -5 5 £51,250 +47.48% 2
Wilmslow - 3 £20,000 - 1
Knutsford -15 2 £25,000 -27.53%
Runcorn -5 1 £22,500 -4.25% 1
Crewe -9 1 - - 1
Macclesfield - 1 £29,000 -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 116 (100.00%) Windows
2 86 (74.14%) MS Exchange
3 79 (68.10%) Microsoft
4 77 (66.38%) Active Directory
5 74 (63.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 71 (61.21%) VMware
7 62 (53.45%) Exchange Server 2010
8 48 (41.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 48 (41.38%) DNS
9 43 (37.07%) DHCP
9 43 (37.07%) Windows 7
10 38 (32.76%) VMware Infrastructure
10 38 (32.76%) Exchange Server 2007
11 37 (31.90%) MCSE
11 37 (31.90%) Hyper-V
12 36 (31.03%) Cisco
13 35 (30.17%) ITIL
13 35 (30.17%) Exchange Server 2013
14 34 (29.31%) Cisco Certification
15 33 (28.45%) TCP/IP
16 32 (27.59%) MS Excel
16 32 (27.59%) MCITP
17 31 (26.72%) MCTS
18 29 (25.00%) Firewall
18 29 (25.00%) VPN
19 27 (23.28%) MCP
20 25 (21.55%) MCSA
21 24 (20.69%) CCNA
22 23 (19.83%) Windows Server 2003
22 23 (19.83%) Degree

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 86 (74.14%) MS Exchange
2 62 (53.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (32.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 35 (30.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (8.62%) IIS
6 7 (6.03%) Lync
7 6 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.59%) Oracle 9iAS
8 3 (2.59%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (1.72%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.72%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (27.59%) MS Excel
2 22 (18.97%) MS Office
3 3 (2.59%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.59%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 3 (2.59%) Primavera
2 2 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.72%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.07%) Office 365
2 3 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (41.38%) DNS
2 43 (37.07%) DHCP
3 33 (28.45%) TCP/IP
4 29 (25.00%) VPN
4 29 (25.00%) Firewall
5 14 (12.07%) WAN
6 13 (11.21%) LAN
6 13 (11.21%) Wireless
7 10 (8.62%) VoIP
7 10 (8.62%) SSL
8 9 (7.76%) SAN
8 9 (7.76%) ADSL
8 9 (7.76%) VLAN
8 9 (7.76%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (7.76%) NAS
8 9 (7.76%) iSCSI
9 8 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (6.90%) NX-OS
9 8 (6.90%) xDSL
9 8 (6.90%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.31%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (4.31%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.59%) MySQL
4 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.59%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.59%) Oracle9i Database
4 3 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.59%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
General
1 8 (6.90%) Finance
1 8 (6.90%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.72%) Marketing
2 2 (1.72%) Back Office
2 2 (1.72%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (31.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (22.41%) Support Engineer
3 21 (18.10%) 3rd Line Support
4 19 (16.38%) Administrator
5 17 (14.66%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 16 (13.79%) IT Support
7 13 (11.21%) Analyst
8 12 (10.34%) IT Manager
8 12 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 11 (9.48%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 10 (8.62%) Support Analyst
10 10 (8.62%) IT Support Engineer
11 9 (7.76%) 1st Line Support
12 8 (6.90%) DBA
12 8 (6.90%) Network Engineer
12 8 (6.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (6.03%) Systems Administrator
13 7 (6.03%) Systems Engineer
14 6 (5.17%) Senior Systems Engineer
14 6 (5.17%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.90%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.59%) WebCenter
3 2 (1.72%) HTML
3 2 (1.72%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.90%) Clustering
2 8 (6.90%) Life Science
3 3 (2.59%) Fat Client
3 3 (2.59%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.59%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.59%) Thin Client
3 3 (2.59%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.59%) Replication
4 2 (1.72%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 116 (100.00%) Windows
2 74 (63.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 43 (37.07%) Windows 7
4 23 (19.83%) Windows 8
4 23 (19.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (9.48%) Windows XP
6 4 (3.45%) UNIX
7 3 (2.59%) Linux
7 3 (2.59%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.72%) Android
8 2 (1.72%) Solaris
8 2 (1.72%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (30.17%) ITIL
2 14 (12.07%) Mentoring
3 12 (10.34%) Service Delivery
4 11 (9.48%) Service Management
5 10 (8.62%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (7.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (7.76%) Change Management
6 9 (7.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (6.90%) Migration
7 8 (6.90%) WAN Optimisation
7 8 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (6.90%) Mobile Device Management
7 8 (6.90%) Security Patching
8 5 (4.31%) Service Continuity Management
8 5 (4.31%) Time Management
8 5 (4.31%) Open Source
8 5 (4.31%) Incident Management
8 5 (4.31%) Problem Management
9 4 (3.45%) Patch Management
10 3 (2.59%) Database Mirroring
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.24%) SQL
2 15 (12.93%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.59%) T-SQL
3 3 (2.59%) Prolog
3 3 (2.59%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.72%) PHP
4 2 (1.72%) R
Qualifications
1 48 (41.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (31.90%) MCSE
3 34 (29.31%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (27.59%) MCITP
5 31 (26.72%) MCTS
6 27 (23.28%) MCP
7 25 (21.55%) MCSA
8 24 (20.69%) CCNA
9 23 (19.83%) Degree
10 9 (7.76%) CCNP
11 8 (6.90%) JNCIA
12 6 (5.17%) CCENT
12 6 (5.17%) CCDP
12 6 (5.17%) CCIE
13 5 (4.31%) HND
14 3 (2.59%) OCP
14 3 (2.59%) Oracle Certification
15 1 (0.86%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.17%) SLA
System Software
1 77 (66.38%) Active Directory
2 38 (32.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (31.90%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.31%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.59%) vSphere
5 3 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.86%) vCloud
6 1 (0.86%) XenApp
6 1 (0.86%) Xen
6 1 (0.86%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.86%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 23 (19.83%) SCCM
2 17 (14.66%) SCOM
3 6 (5.17%) Backup Exec
4 5 (4.31%) WSUS
4 5 (4.31%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 79 (68.10%) Microsoft
2 71 (61.21%) VMware
3 36 (31.03%) Cisco
4 13 (11.21%) HP
4 13 (11.21%) Dell
4 13 (11.21%) NetApp
5 8 (6.90%) Juniper
5 8 (6.90%) IBM
6 6 (5.17%) Citrix
7 5 (4.31%) Oracle
7 5 (4.31%) EMC
7 5 (4.31%) McAfee
8 3 (2.59%) CommVault
8 3 (2.59%) Mitel
9 2 (1.72%) WatchGuard
9 2 (1.72%) Sophos
9 2 (1.72%) Apple
9 2 (1.72%) Symantec
10 1 (0.86%) Red Hat
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