The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 32 20 33
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +13
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 7 16 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 3.40% 6.48% 2.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.07% 25.40% 11.27%
Number of salaries quoted 6 14 5
Average salary £26,041 £27,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.55% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Windows Server 2008
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Operating Systems Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
41 63 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 19.90% 25.51% 24.65%
Number of salaries quoted 23 35 35
Average salary £26,041 £32,500 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.87% -6.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £20,500 £21,298
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Chester region.

Windows Server 2008 Salary Trend in Chester

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (66.67%) IIS
3 6 (66.67%) Clustering
3 6 (66.67%) Degree
3 6 (66.67%) DNS
3 6 (66.67%) DHCP
3 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (55.56%) SQL
4 5 (55.56%) Migration
4 5 (55.56%) Open Source
5 4 (44.44%) VMware
6 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 3 (33.33%) Firewall
7 2 (22.22%) Citrix
7 2 (22.22%) MCSE
7 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
7 2 (22.22%) MCITP
7 2 (22.22%) vSphere
7 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
8 1 (11.11%) XenApp
8 1 (11.11%) WSUS
8 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
8 1 (11.11%) VMware Server

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 6 (66.67%) IIS
2 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) DHCP
1 6 (66.67%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) VPN
3 1 (11.11%) ADSL
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
General
1 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) DBA
2 3 (33.33%) Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) IT Support
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Support Technician
4 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
4 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
2 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Open Source
1 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (55.56%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 1 (11.11%) Cyber Security
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VBScript
2 1 (11.11%) VB
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) MCITP
2 2 (22.22%) MCSE
3 1 (11.11%) MCSA
3 1 (11.11%) CCNP
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) XenApp
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) Sophos
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) EMC
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
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