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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 27 39 29
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 29 43 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 7.25% 7.57% 7.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.43% 28.86% 32.29%
Number of salaries quoted 29 42 30
Average salary £42,000 £38,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +16.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,100 £30,150 £26,950
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £42,000 £39,200
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%
Windows Server 2008
Leicestershire

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

Operating Systems Category
Leicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
102 149 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 25.50% 26.23% 24.43%
Number of salaries quoted 92 142 94
Average salary £41,500 £39,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.41% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend in Leicester

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

Windows Server 2008 Salary Trend in Leicester

Windows Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Leicester

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (71.74%) Microsoft
3 32 (69.57%) Active Directory
3 32 (69.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (67.39%) Clustering
5 30 (65.22%) SQL Server
6 28 (60.87%) Hyper-V
7 27 (58.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 25 (54.35%) VMware
8 25 (54.35%) TCP/IP
9 22 (47.83%) MS Exchange
10 21 (45.65%) IIS
10 21 (45.65%) HP
10 21 (45.65%) Dell
10 21 (45.65%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (43.48%) SCCM
12 18 (39.13%) SCOM
13 17 (36.96%) PowerShell
13 17 (36.96%) Altiris
13 17 (36.96%) Incident Management
13 17 (36.96%) Problem Management
13 17 (36.96%) Linux
13 17 (36.96%) Change Management
14 16 (34.78%) Data Protection
15 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (19.57%) SQL Server 2008
17 8 (17.39%) Cisco
18 7 (15.22%) Configuration Management
19 6 (13.04%) Project Management
19 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 22 (47.83%) MS Exchange
2 21 (45.65%) IIS
3 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Office 365
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (54.35%) TCP/IP
2 5 (10.87%) Firewall
2 5 (10.87%) PBX
2 5 (10.87%) WAN
2 5 (10.87%) DNS
3 2 (4.35%) SAN
3 2 (4.35%) Wireless
3 2 (4.35%) LAN
4 1 (2.17%) VPN
4 1 (2.17%) SSH
4 1 (2.17%) VLAN
4 1 (2.17%) Internet
4 1 (2.17%) MPLS
4 1 (2.17%) DHCP
4 1 (2.17%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (65.22%) SQL Server
2 9 (19.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (6.52%) Aerospace
2 2 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (63.04%) Systems Engineer
2 16 (34.78%) Network Engineer
3 11 (23.91%) Support Engineer
4 8 (17.39%) Systems Support
4 8 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (15.22%) Systems Support Engineer
6 6 (13.04%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Security Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) IT Support
9 2 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 2 (4.35%) Support Manager
10 1 (2.17%) IT Support Manager
10 1 (2.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 1 (2.17%) Senior Support Engineer
10 1 (2.17%) Systems Manager
10 1 (2.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 1 (2.17%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 31 (67.39%) Clustering
2 5 (10.87%) IVR
3 3 (6.52%) Life Science
4 1 (2.17%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.17%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (69.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (36.96%) Linux
4 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (58.70%) Disaster Recovery
2 17 (36.96%) Incident Management
2 17 (36.96%) Problem Management
2 17 (36.96%) Change Management
3 16 (34.78%) Data Protection
4 7 (15.22%) Configuration Management
5 6 (13.04%) Project Management
6 3 (6.52%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (4.35%) ITIL
7 2 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (2.17%) Change Control
8 1 (2.17%) Release Management
8 1 (2.17%) ERP
8 1 (2.17%) Service Management
8 1 (2.17%) Migration
8 1 (2.17%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.96%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) Degree
1 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.70%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (8.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (69.57%) Active Directory
2 28 (60.87%) Hyper-V
3 21 (45.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.35%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (4.35%) XenApp
5 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 20 (43.48%) SCCM
2 18 (39.13%) SCOM
3 2 (4.35%) SCVMM
3 2 (4.35%) SCDPM
3 2 (4.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (71.74%) Microsoft
2 25 (54.35%) VMware
3 21 (45.65%) HP
3 21 (45.65%) Dell
4 17 (36.96%) Altiris
5 8 (17.39%) Cisco
6 2 (4.35%) Citrix
7 1 (2.17%) Apple
7 1 (2.17%) LANDesk