The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester 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 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 84 80 56
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -24
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 100 119 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.79% 2.95% 3.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.08% 11.66% 15.43%
Number of salaries quoted 80 102 141
Average salary £31,250 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £44,700
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 Manchester region.

Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
828 1021 1050
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.10% 25.33% 25.68%
Number of salaries quoted 666 857 909
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Windows Server 2008 Salary Trend in Manchester

Windows Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Manchester

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

Windows Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Manchester

Windows Server 2008
Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015. 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
Bolton +14 7 £37,500 +92.30%
Rochdale 0 4 £59,000 +136.00%
Stockport +6 2 £30,000 +60.00%
Altrincham +3 2 £38,500 -16.30% 1
Salford +2 2 £23,250 -
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

1 201 (100.00%) Windows
2 137 (68.16%) Microsoft
3 131 (65.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 112 (55.72%) VMware
5 105 (52.24%) Active Directory
6 90 (44.78%) MS Exchange
7 82 (40.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 71 (35.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 66 (32.84%) Citrix
10 64 (31.84%) Windows 7
11 61 (30.35%) ITIL
12 60 (29.85%) DNS
13 59 (29.35%) MS Excel
14 58 (28.86%) SQL Server
14 58 (28.86%) SAN
15 55 (27.36%) Exchange Server 2010
16 49 (24.38%) VMware Infrastructure
17 42 (20.90%) WAN
17 42 (20.90%) Hyper-V
18 41 (20.40%) SQL
18 41 (20.40%) Firewall
19 40 (19.90%) SharePoint
20 38 (18.91%) LAN
20 38 (18.91%) MCSE
21 37 (18.41%) Cisco
22 36 (17.91%) DHCP
23 34 (16.92%) Exchange Server 2007
24 32 (15.92%) SQL Server 2008
24 32 (15.92%) Windows 8
24 32 (15.92%) Exchange Server 2013

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 90 (44.78%) MS Exchange
2 55 (27.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (19.90%) SharePoint
4 34 (16.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 32 (15.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 31 (15.42%) IIS
7 19 (9.45%) Lync
8 16 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (7.46%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (2.99%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (2.49%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.50%) Apache
13 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.50%) Site Server
Applications
1 59 (29.35%) MS Excel
2 31 (15.42%) MS Office
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.49%) Sage 50
2 3 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.00%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.50%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.50%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.96%) Office 365
2 10 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.98%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (3.98%) Amazon S3
3 8 (3.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (2.99%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (1.00%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 60 (29.85%) DNS
2 58 (28.86%) SAN
3 42 (20.90%) WAN
4 41 (20.40%) Firewall
5 38 (18.91%) LAN
6 36 (17.91%) DHCP
7 28 (13.93%) TCP/IP
8 17 (8.46%) NAS
9 13 (6.47%) Wireless
10 12 (5.97%) Wi-Fi
10 12 (5.97%) FTP
11 11 (5.47%) Internet
12 7 (3.48%) MPLS
12 7 (3.48%) VLAN
12 7 (3.48%) VPN
12 7 (3.48%) DMZ
13 6 (2.99%) Ethernet
13 6 (2.99%) VoIP
14 5 (2.49%) Intranet
14 5 (2.49%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (28.86%) SQL Server
2 32 (15.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (8.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (4.98%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (3.98%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (2.99%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.99%) Amazon Redshift
7 6 (2.99%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.49%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.00%) Big Data
11 1 (0.50%) InterBase
11 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.50%) DTS
11 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.50%) MSI
General
1 28 (13.93%) Finance
2 15 (7.46%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.99%) Law
3 6 (2.99%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.99%) Legal
4 4 (1.99%) Retail
5 3 (1.49%) Publishing
6 2 (1.00%) Advertising
6 2 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.50%) Back Office
7 1 (0.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (21.39%) Support Engineer
2 22 (10.95%) 2nd Line Support
3 21 (10.45%) Architect
4 20 (9.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (9.95%) IT Support
5 19 (9.45%) Analyst
6 17 (8.46%) Consultant
6 17 (8.46%) 3rd Line Support
7 15 (7.46%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 13 (6.47%) IT Support Engineer
9 12 (5.97%) Citrix Architect
10 11 (5.47%) Server Engineer
10 11 (5.47%) Support Analyst
11 10 (4.98%) Administrator
12 9 (4.48%) IT Manager
12 9 (4.48%) Citrix Consultant
13 8 (3.98%) Systems Engineer
14 7 (3.48%) Head of IT
14 7 (3.48%) Windows Server Engineer
14 7 (3.48%) NetApp Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.98%) EDI
1 8 (3.98%) Web Services
2 2 (1.00%) Middleware
2 2 (1.00%) .NET
2 2 (1.00%) CSS
3 1 (0.50%) HTML
3 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.50%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.50%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.50%) jQuery
3 1 (0.50%) HTML5
3 1 (0.50%) CSS3
3 1 (0.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.46%) Clustering
2 16 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.46%) Replication
4 11 (5.47%) Data Centre
5 9 (4.48%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.49%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.99%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.49%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.49%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.49%) iPhone
8 3 (1.49%) LPAR
9 2 (1.00%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.00%) Derivative
9 2 (1.00%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.50%) HP StoreVirtual
10 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.50%) Biotechnology
10 1 (0.50%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.50%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 201 (100.00%) Windows
2 131 (65.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 82 (40.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 64 (31.84%) Windows 7
5 32 (15.92%) Windows 8
6 21 (10.45%) Windows XP
7 10 (4.98%) UNIX
8 9 (4.48%) Windows Vista
9 8 (3.98%) Linux
10 7 (3.48%) AIX
11 6 (2.99%) Data ONTAP
12 5 (2.49%) Solaris
13 3 (1.49%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (1.00%) NetWare
14 2 (1.00%) HPUX
14 2 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (1.00%) SUSE
15 1 (0.50%) CentOS
15 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (30.35%) ITIL
2 18 (8.96%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (8.46%) Project Management
4 14 (6.97%) Migration
5 13 (6.47%) Infrastructure Management
6 12 (5.97%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (5.47%) Mentoring
8 10 (4.98%) PRINCE2
8 10 (4.98%) ERP
9 8 (3.98%) Change Management
9 8 (3.98%) Risk Management
9 8 (3.98%) Coaching
10 7 (3.48%) Incident Management
11 6 (2.99%) Data Analysis
11 6 (2.99%) Identity Management
11 6 (2.99%) E-Commerce
11 6 (2.99%) People Management
11 6 (2.99%) MapReduce
11 6 (2.99%) Data Migration
12 5 (2.49%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 41 (20.40%) SQL
2 11 (5.47%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.99%) VB
4 5 (2.49%) VBScript
5 3 (1.49%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.00%) C
6 2 (1.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.00%) Perl
6 2 (1.00%) sed
6 2 (1.00%) Python
6 2 (1.00%) AWK
7 1 (0.50%) VB6
7 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.50%) PHP
7 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 71 (35.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (18.91%) MCSE
3 32 (15.92%) MCITP
4 28 (13.93%) Citrix Certification
5 26 (12.94%) CCA
6 24 (11.94%) MCSA
6 24 (11.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 21 (10.45%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (10.45%) Degree
8 20 (9.95%) CCNA
9 19 (9.45%) MCP
10 14 (6.97%) NCDA
10 14 (6.97%) CCEE
11 13 (6.47%) MCTS
12 9 (4.48%) CCIA
13 6 (2.99%) Microsoft Certified Master
13 6 (2.99%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 6 (2.99%) MCPD
13 6 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (1.99%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (11.94%) SLA
2 2 (1.00%) QA
3 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.50%) GMP
3 1 (0.50%) GLP
System Software
1 105 (52.24%) Active Directory
2 49 (24.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (20.90%) Hyper-V
4 31 (15.42%) XenApp
4 31 (15.42%) XenDesktop
5 26 (12.94%) XenServer
6 24 (11.94%) vSphere
7 21 (10.45%) VMware ESX
8 19 (9.45%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (5.47%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.00%) Cronacle
10 2 (1.00%) Firmware
10 2 (1.00%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.00%) vCloud
10 2 (1.00%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 21 (10.45%) SCCM
2 8 (3.98%) SCOM
3 6 (2.99%) WSUS
4 5 (2.49%) ServiceCenter
4 5 (2.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.99%) SCOrch
6 3 (1.49%) XenMobile
6 3 (1.49%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.49%) Puppet
7 2 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.00%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.00%) MOM
7 2 (1.00%) vMotion
7 2 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (1.00%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.50%) SnapMirror
8 1 (0.50%) Legato
8 1 (0.50%) LiteSpeed
8 1 (0.50%) Nagios
8 1 (0.50%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 137 (68.16%) Microsoft
2 112 (55.72%) VMware
3 66 (32.84%) Citrix
4 37 (18.41%) Cisco
5 27 (13.43%) HP
6 24 (11.94%) Dell
7 23 (11.44%) NetApp
8 13 (6.47%) Symantec
9 11 (5.47%) AppSense
10 10 (4.98%) EMC
10 10 (4.98%) Oracle
11 9 (4.48%) Veeam
12 8 (3.98%) IBM
12 8 (3.98%) Avaya
13 7 (3.48%) Intel
13 7 (3.48%) SolarWinds
14 6 (2.99%) Red Hat
14 6 (2.99%) Sage
15 5 (2.49%) McAfee
15 5 (2.49%) Sun
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