The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Luton region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 36 40 41
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 25 5 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 5.39% 1.48% 4.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.73% 4.95% 15.24%
Number of salaries quoted 24 4 13
Average salary £48,750 £47,750 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.09% +8.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,750 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,250 £57,450 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Operating Systems Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
110 101 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 23.71% 29.97% 27.85%
Number of salaries quoted 82 91 102
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Windows Server 2008
Bedfordshire

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend in Luton

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

Windows Server 2008 Salary Trend in Luton

Windows Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Luton region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Luton

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (79.17%) VMware
3 35 (72.92%) SQL Server
4 23 (47.92%) Active Directory
4 23 (47.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (45.83%) Citrix
5 22 (45.83%) SQL
5 22 (45.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (45.83%) Root Cause Analysis
6 21 (43.75%) MS Excel
7 20 (41.67%) MS Exchange
8 19 (39.58%) TCP/IP
9 18 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (35.42%) IIS
11 16 (33.33%) ITIL
11 16 (33.33%) WAN
12 15 (31.25%) LAN
12 15 (31.25%) MCSE
13 14 (29.17%) Incident Management
13 14 (29.17%) Firewall
14 13 (27.08%) MPLS
14 13 (27.08%) PRINCE2
14 13 (27.08%) Linux
14 13 (27.08%) Oracle
14 13 (27.08%) CheckPoint
14 13 (27.08%) F5
14 13 (27.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (27.08%) Load Balancing
15 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
15 12 (25.00%) Oracle Applications

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 17 (35.42%) IIS
3 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.08%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.08%) Confluence
5 1 (2.08%) Lync
5 1 (2.08%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 21 (43.75%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.33%) MS Office
3 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (10.42%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (39.58%) TCP/IP
2 16 (33.33%) WAN
3 15 (31.25%) LAN
4 14 (29.17%) Firewall
5 13 (27.08%) MPLS
6 12 (25.00%) BIG-IP
7 8 (16.67%) DNS
7 8 (16.67%) DHCP
8 5 (10.42%) SAN
9 3 (6.25%) NAS
10 2 (4.17%) VPN
11 1 (2.08%) Network Security
11 1 (2.08%) xDSL
11 1 (2.08%) ATM
11 1 (2.08%) ISDN
11 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
11 1 (2.08%) VoIP
11 1 (2.08%) SMTP
11 1 (2.08%) EIGRP
11 1 (2.08%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (72.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) JIRA
1 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.08%) Artifactory
1 1 (2.08%) Log4Net
General
1 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Server Support
2 7 (14.58%) Technical Manager
3 6 (12.50%) Technical Account Manager
3 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) Account Manager
4 5 (10.42%) Administrator
5 4 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) DBA
6 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) SQL DBA
7 2 (4.17%) Project Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Service Desk Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Service Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.17%) Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.08%) Wintel Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (2.08%) MSMQ
2 1 (2.08%) .NET
2 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Statistics
2 3 (6.25%) Replication
3 2 (4.17%) Clustering
3 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) CMDB
4 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.08%) HP Superdome
4 1 (2.08%) HACMP
4 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.08%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (47.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (27.08%) Linux
3 13 (27.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.08%) AIX
7 1 (2.08%) HPUX
7 1 (2.08%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) Root Cause Analysis
2 16 (33.33%) ITIL
3 14 (29.17%) Incident Management
4 13 (27.08%) PRINCE2
4 13 (27.08%) Load Balancing
5 11 (22.92%) Technical Architecture
6 10 (20.83%) Service Delivery
7 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (6.25%) Refactoring
9 3 (6.25%) Dimensional Modelling
9 3 (6.25%) Kimball Methodology
9 3 (6.25%) Database Security
9 3 (6.25%) Data Modelling
9 3 (6.25%) Configuration Management
9 3 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (4.17%) Software Engineering
10 2 (4.17%) CMMI
10 2 (4.17%) SOA
10 2 (4.17%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 22 (45.83%) SQL
2 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.08%) VB
3 1 (2.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (31.25%) MCSE
3 10 (20.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 10 (20.83%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (14.58%) MCITP
5 5 (10.42%) MCTS
6 3 (6.25%) MCSA
7 2 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (4.17%) CCA
7 2 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (4.17%) Degree
8 1 (2.08%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (47.92%) Active Directory
2 22 (45.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.50%) XenApp
4 5 (10.42%) Hyper-V
5 4 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (8.33%) XenServer
6 3 (6.25%) XenDesktop
6 3 (6.25%) Terminal Services
7 2 (4.17%) ISA Server
7 2 (4.17%) vSphere
8 1 (2.08%) VMware Server
8 1 (2.08%) PowerHA
8 1 (2.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (2.08%) Terminal Server
8 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) SCCM
2 2 (4.17%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (4.17%) WSUS
3 1 (2.08%) SCOM
3 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 38 (79.17%) VMware
2 22 (45.83%) Citrix
3 13 (27.08%) Oracle
3 13 (27.08%) CheckPoint
3 13 (27.08%) F5
4 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (12.50%) HP
6 4 (8.33%) Cisco
7 2 (4.17%) Symantec
7 2 (4.17%) Websense
8 1 (2.08%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.08%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.08%) Postini
8 1 (2.08%) Aruba
8 1 (2.08%) IBM
8 1 (2.08%) Dell
8 1 (2.08%) Sun
8 1 (2.08%) CommVault
8 1 (2.08%) Veritas
8 1 (2.08%) Lotus