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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 45 32 27
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 21 27 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.15% 5.34% 6.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.34% 21.77% 33.66%
Number of salaries quoted 18 26 31
Average salary £28,500 £24,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.32% -18.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,350 £19,600 £22,700
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £36,800 £35,500
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
67 124 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.24% 24.51% 19.57%
Number of salaries quoted 61 118 88
Average salary £28,500 £28,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.78% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £45,000 £44,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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
Blackburn +4 10 £30,000 +17.64% 1
Lancaster - 3 £18,500 -
Preston -8 1 £32,500 +32.65% 2
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (69.70%) Active Directory
3 22 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 20 (60.61%) MS Exchange
5 19 (57.58%) Windows 7
5 19 (57.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (54.55%) VMware
7 17 (51.52%) Firewall
8 14 (42.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (39.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
11 10 (30.30%) MS Excel
12 9 (27.27%) SQL
12 9 (27.27%) Windows XP
12 9 (27.27%) Citrix
12 9 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (24.24%) Cisco
13 8 (24.24%) MS Office
13 8 (24.24%) Windows 8
14 7 (21.21%) SAN
14 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
15 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
15 6 (18.18%) Wireless
15 6 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (18.18%) CCNA
16 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
16 5 (15.15%) LAN
16 5 (15.15%) WAN
16 5 (15.15%) Linux

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 20 (60.61%) MS Exchange
2 19 (57.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (3.03%) Lync
6 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (30.30%) MS Excel
2 8 (24.24%) MS Office
3 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 17 (51.52%) Firewall
2 7 (21.21%) SAN
3 6 (18.18%) Wireless
4 5 (15.15%) LAN
4 5 (15.15%) WAN
4 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
5 3 (9.09%) VPN
5 3 (9.09%) VoIP
5 3 (9.09%) TETRA
5 3 (9.09%) VLAN
5 3 (9.09%) NAS
6 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.03%) ADSL
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.03%) IPsec
7 1 (3.03%) DHCP
7 1 (3.03%) DNS
7 1 (3.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.03%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
1 2 (6.06%) Legal
1 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.03%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (18.18%) Support Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) IT Support Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) IT Support
5 3 (9.09%) Field Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Field Service Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Network Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Network Support
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Network Support
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Network Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Installations Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Clustering
2 2 (6.06%) iPhone
2 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) AS400
3 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.03%) iSeries
3 1 (3.03%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (57.58%) Windows 7
3 14 (42.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (27.27%) Windows XP
6 8 (24.24%) Windows 8
7 5 (15.15%) Linux
8 4 (12.12%) Mac OS
9 3 (9.09%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) Migration
2 4 (12.12%) Problem Management
3 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 3 (9.09%) Change Management
3 3 (9.09%) Analytics
4 2 (6.06%) Web Development
4 2 (6.06%) Project Management
4 2 (6.06%) Time Management
5 1 (3.03%) High Availability
5 1 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.03%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) VB
3 2 (6.06%) PHP
4 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (39.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (18.18%) CCNA
2 6 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (9.09%) MCSE
3 3 (9.09%) MCSA
3 3 (9.09%) A+ Certification
3 3 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (69.70%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
4 4 (12.12%) XenApp
4 4 (12.12%) XenServer
5 3 (9.09%) vSphere
6 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (6.06%) Terminal Services
7 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
7 1 (3.03%) Xen
7 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 18 (54.55%) VMware
3 9 (27.27%) Citrix
4 8 (24.24%) Cisco
5 5 (15.15%) HP
6 4 (12.12%) NetApp
7 2 (6.06%) Dell
8 1 (3.03%) IBM
8 1 (3.03%) Veritas
8 1 (3.03%) Symantec
8 1 (3.03%) Avaya
8 1 (3.03%) WatchGuard
8 1 (3.03%) Draytek
8 1 (3.03%) Veeam
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