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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 30 36 49
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +13
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 9 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 2.70% 4.00% 2.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.22% 17.65% 19.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 8
Average salary £50,000 £36,000 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.88% +8.27%
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
37 51 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 16.67% 22.67% 13.76%
Number of salaries quoted 33 39 33
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +11.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £26,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £36,000 £50,715
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 21 November 2014, 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (88.89%) VMware
3 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
4 13 (72.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (55.56%) SAN
7 9 (50.00%) MS Exchange
7 9 (50.00%) vSphere
8 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (38.89%) Fat Client
9 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
9 7 (38.89%) Thin Client
9 7 (38.89%) Citrix
9 7 (38.89%) Finance
9 7 (38.89%) Degree
10 6 (33.33%) Clustering
10 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
10 6 (33.33%) VPN
11 5 (27.78%) VBScript
11 5 (27.78%) VB
11 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (27.78%) EMC
11 5 (27.78%) HP
11 5 (27.78%) MCSE
11 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
11 5 (27.78%) VMware ESX
11 5 (27.78%) MCITP
11 5 (27.78%) Problem Management
11 5 (27.78%) PowerShell

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 9 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) SAN
2 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 6 (33.33%) VPN
3 4 (22.22%) DNS
3 4 (22.22%) ADSL
3 4 (22.22%) Firewall
4 2 (11.11%) LAN
4 2 (11.11%) WAN
4 2 (11.11%) DHCP
4 2 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Server Support
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Team Leader
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Help Desk Technician
3 2 (11.11%) Wintel Support
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Wintel Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Operations Team Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Server Operations Team Leader
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Thin Client
1 7 (38.89%) Fat Client
2 6 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.11%) AIX
5 2 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Problem Management
1 5 (27.78%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.56%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.56%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) VBScript
1 5 (27.78%) VB
1 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Degree
2 5 (27.78%) MCSE
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (27.78%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) vSphere
2 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (27.78%) VMware ESX
4 4 (22.22%) XenApp
4 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.56%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (5.56%) Legato
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) VMware
2 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 7 (38.89%) Citrix
4 5 (27.78%) EMC
4 5 (27.78%) HP
5 2 (11.11%) Dell
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco
5 2 (11.11%) IBM
5 2 (11.11%) Symantec