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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 55 67 59
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 66 48 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.71% 2.77% 3.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.31% 9.43% 13.65%
Number of salaries quoted 59 33 78
Average salary £29,000 £27,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.40% -16.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £21,500 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £42,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
431 509 630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.21% 29.42% 27.25%
Number of salaries quoted 336 435 553
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,300 £22,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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 25 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 25 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 +1 29 £23,500 -5.05% 4
Chester +4 14 £27,000 - 2
Knutsford +14 13 £34,500 -15.85% 1
Crewe +9 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 25 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.

1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 74 (61.16%) Microsoft
3 72 (59.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 68 (56.20%) MS Exchange
5 62 (51.24%) VMware
6 61 (50.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 58 (47.93%) Active Directory
8 53 (43.80%) Windows 7
9 51 (42.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 47 (38.84%) ITIL
11 43 (35.54%) Citrix
12 39 (32.23%) DNS
13 38 (31.40%) MS Excel
13 38 (31.40%) Finance
14 36 (29.75%) TCP/IP
15 35 (28.93%) Exchange Server 2010
16 34 (28.10%) VMware Infrastructure
17 32 (26.45%) MS Office
18 31 (25.62%) SAN
19 30 (24.79%) MCSE
19 30 (24.79%) Exchange Server 2007
20 29 (23.97%) Windows XP
21 27 (22.31%) SQL Server
21 27 (22.31%) VPN
21 27 (22.31%) MCITP
22 26 (21.49%) MCTS
22 26 (21.49%) IIS
23 24 (19.83%) MCP
23 24 (19.83%) MCSA
23 24 (19.83%) Hyper-V

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 68 (56.20%) MS Exchange
2 35 (28.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (24.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 26 (21.49%) IIS
5 14 (11.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (11.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (10.74%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.48%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.48%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (2.48%) Apache
7 3 (2.48%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.48%) Site Server
8 2 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.65%) Lync
9 1 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 38 (31.40%) MS Excel
2 32 (26.45%) MS Office
3 2 (1.65%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.65%) Office 365
2 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 39 (32.23%) DNS
2 36 (29.75%) TCP/IP
3 31 (25.62%) SAN
4 27 (22.31%) VPN
5 21 (17.36%) DHCP
6 17 (14.05%) Firewall
7 16 (13.22%) LAN
7 16 (13.22%) WAN
8 11 (9.09%) NAS
9 5 (4.13%) SMTP
9 5 (4.13%) ADSL
10 3 (2.48%) Internet
10 3 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.65%) Wireless
11 2 (1.65%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.65%) VoIP
12 1 (0.83%) WLAN
12 1 (0.83%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (22.31%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (8.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (4.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
General
1 38 (31.40%) Finance
2 9 (7.44%) Retail
3 4 (3.31%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.48%) Legal
5 2 (1.65%) Back Office
5 2 (1.65%) Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 32 (26.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (15.70%) IT Support
4 17 (14.05%) Analyst
5 14 (11.57%) Support Analyst
6 12 (9.92%) IT Support Engineer
7 11 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
8 10 (8.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (7.44%) Server Support
10 8 (6.61%) Consultant
11 7 (5.79%) Desktop Support
11 7 (5.79%) Technical Support
11 7 (5.79%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (5.79%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 7 (5.79%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 7 (5.79%) Windows Support Engineer
11 7 (5.79%) 1st Line Support Engineer
12 6 (4.96%) Messaging Engineer
12 6 (4.96%) Windows Server Engineer
12 6 (4.96%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.44%) .NET
2 3 (2.48%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.83%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 10 (8.26%) Thin Client
2 10 (8.26%) Fat Client
3 7 (5.79%) Clustering
4 3 (2.48%) Kindle
5 2 (1.65%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.65%) iPhone
6 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.83%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 72 (59.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 61 (50.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 53 (43.80%) Windows 7
5 29 (23.97%) Windows XP
6 16 (13.22%) Windows 8
7 14 (11.57%) Linux
8 11 (9.09%) Windows 2000
8 11 (9.09%) UNIX
9 6 (4.96%) VMS
10 3 (2.48%) AIX
11 2 (1.65%) Windows NT
11 2 (1.65%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (1.65%) CentOS
12 1 (0.83%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (38.84%) ITIL
2 17 (14.05%) Change Management
3 6 (4.96%) Service Management
3 6 (4.96%) Migration
3 6 (4.96%) Incident Management
3 6 (4.96%) Problem Management
3 6 (4.96%) Change Control
4 5 (4.13%) Load Balancing
4 5 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (4.13%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (3.31%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (2.48%) Project Management
6 3 (2.48%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (2.48%) Asset Management
6 3 (2.48%) Security Management
7 2 (1.65%) Business Continuity
7 2 (1.65%) Logistics
7 2 (1.65%) Configuration Management
7 2 (1.65%) PRINCE2
8 1 (0.83%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.74%) SQL
2 7 (5.79%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.13%) Perl
3 5 (4.13%) T-SQL
3 5 (4.13%) VBScript
3 5 (4.13%) VB
3 5 (4.13%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 51 (42.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (24.79%) MCSE
3 27 (22.31%) MCITP
4 26 (21.49%) MCTS
5 24 (19.83%) MCSA
5 24 (19.83%) MCP
6 12 (9.92%) Degree
7 11 (9.09%) Security Cleared
8 10 (8.26%) SC Cleared
9 9 (7.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (5.79%) CCA
10 7 (5.79%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (3.31%) CCNA
12 3 (2.48%) MCDST
13 2 (1.65%) PMP
13 2 (1.65%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.83%) HND
14 1 (0.83%) A+ Certification
14 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (3.31%) QA
2 3 (2.48%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.48%) SLA
3 2 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 58 (47.93%) Active Directory
2 34 (28.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (19.83%) Hyper-V
4 19 (15.70%) XenApp
4 19 (15.70%) vSphere
5 15 (12.40%) VMware ESX
6 14 (11.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 6 (4.96%) XenDesktop
8 4 (3.31%) Terminal Server
9 3 (2.48%) ISA Server
9 3 (2.48%) VMware Server
9 3 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (2.48%) XenServer
10 2 (1.65%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (5.79%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (3.31%) NetBackup
2 4 (3.31%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.65%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.83%) Legato
4 1 (0.83%) WSUS
4 1 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.83%) SCCM
Vendors
1 74 (61.16%) Microsoft
2 62 (51.24%) VMware
3 43 (35.54%) Citrix
4 21 (17.36%) Cisco
5 19 (15.70%) HP
6 13 (10.74%) Symantec
7 9 (7.44%) Dell
8 8 (6.61%) EMC
9 6 (4.96%) Juniper
9 6 (4.96%) McAfee
10 4 (3.31%) ProCurve
10 4 (3.31%) AppSense
10 4 (3.31%) Fujitsu
10 4 (3.31%) Apple
10 4 (3.31%) IBM
11 3 (2.48%) NetApp
12 2 (1.65%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.65%) CA
12 2 (1.65%) Oracle
12 2 (1.65%) Infor
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