The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 36 49 41
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -8
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 12 16 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.39% 3.26% 4.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.67% 15.38% 22.62%
Number of salaries quoted 12 16 18
Average salary £32,500 £29,000 £24,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.06% +18.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £55,000 £40,000
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 Lancashire region.

Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
72 104 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 20.34% 21.18% 19.13%
Number of salaries quoted 54 90 80
Average salary £28,000 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.33% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £23,000 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £54,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Windows Server 2008 Salary Trend in Lancashire

Windows Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Windows Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Windows Server 2008
Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
Preston - 7 £34,000 -
Blackburn - 4 £26,500 -
Fleetwood - 1 £40,000 -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (76.92%) VMware
3 15 (57.69%) SQL
3 15 (57.69%) Active Directory
4 14 (53.85%) Windows Server
5 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (42.31%) DNS
6 11 (42.31%) Cisco
6 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
6 11 (42.31%) DHCP
7 9 (34.62%) MS Exchange
7 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (30.77%) VPN
8 8 (30.77%) SAN
8 8 (30.77%) SharePoint
8 8 (30.77%) Firewall
9 7 (26.92%) Change Management
9 7 (26.92%) Finance
9 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
9 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 7 (26.92%) Portfolio Management
10 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (23.08%) ERP
10 6 (23.08%) WAN
11 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
11 5 (19.23%) Citrix
11 5 (19.23%) Mentoring

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 (34.62%) MS Exchange
2 8 (30.77%) SharePoint
3 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (7.69%) Apache
5 2 (7.69%) Skype for Business
6 1 (3.85%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (42.31%) DHCP
1 11 (42.31%) DNS
2 8 (30.77%) Firewall
2 8 (30.77%) SAN
2 8 (30.77%) VPN
3 6 (23.08%) WAN
4 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
5 3 (11.54%) Broadband
5 3 (11.54%) Internet
5 3 (11.54%) LAN
5 3 (11.54%) PBX
5 3 (11.54%) VoIP
6 2 (7.69%) MPLS
7 1 (3.85%) IP Telephony
7 1 (3.85%) Network Security
7 1 (3.85%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) IT Manager
2 7 (26.92%) Support Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Administrator
3 6 (23.08%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (19.23%) VMWare Administrator
4 5 (19.23%) Windows Administrator
4 5 (19.23%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 4 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (15.38%) IT Support
5 4 (15.38%) Project Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) IT Support Technician
6 3 (11.54%) IT Technician
6 3 (11.54%) Support Technician
7 2 (7.69%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 2 (7.69%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) LAMP
1 1 (3.85%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) EqualLogic
2 1 (3.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (53.85%) Windows Server
3 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
6 2 (7.69%) Debian
6 2 (7.69%) Linux
7 1 (3.85%) Mac OS
7 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Change Management
1 7 (26.92%) Portfolio Management
2 6 (23.08%) ERP
3 5 (19.23%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
4 4 (15.38%) Network Management
5 3 (11.54%) Capacity Management
5 3 (11.54%) CRM
5 3 (11.54%) Document Management
5 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
5 3 (11.54%) Information Security
5 3 (11.54%) Information Security Management
5 3 (11.54%) Problem Management
5 3 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (11.54%) Security Management
5 3 (11.54%) Service Continuity Management
5 3 (11.54%) Software Licensing
5 3 (11.54%) Supplier Management
6 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
7 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) MCP
1 1 (3.85%) MCSA
1 1 (3.85%) MCSE
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (57.69%) Active Directory
2 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (15.38%) VMware Server
5 2 (7.69%) XenServer
6 1 (3.85%) Postfix
6 1 (3.85%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.85%) Varnish
6 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Vendors
1 20 (76.92%) VMware
2 11 (42.31%) Cisco
2 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
3 5 (19.23%) Citrix
4 4 (15.38%) SonicWALL
5 3 (11.54%) BT
5 3 (11.54%) Dell
5 3 (11.54%) Lotus
5 3 (11.54%) Sage
6 1 (3.85%) HP
6 1 (3.85%) NetApp
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