The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 28 30 27
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 3 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.57% 0.95% 3.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.11% 4.17% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 7
Average salary £29,000 £47,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.29% -10.47%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
Operating Systems Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
37 48 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 19.37% 22.75% 16.36%
Number of salaries quoted 26 25 34
Average salary £35,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £35,000 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Windows Server 2008 Salary Trend in the Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (88.89%) MS Excel
3 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) Citrix
3 5 (55.56%) SCCM
4 4 (44.44%) Lync
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (44.44%) SLA
4 4 (44.44%) SAN
4 4 (44.44%) NetApp
4 4 (44.44%) Symantec
4 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
4 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (44.44%) XenApp
5 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (33.33%) IIS
5 3 (33.33%) COM
5 3 (33.33%) CRM
5 3 (33.33%) VoIP
5 3 (33.33%) DHCP
5 3 (33.33%) DNS
5 3 (33.33%) HP
5 3 (33.33%) EMC
5 3 (33.33%) ISA Server
5 3 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (44.44%) Lync
1 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
1 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (33.33%) IIS
2 3 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (88.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) SAN
2 3 (33.33%) VoIP
2 3 (33.33%) DHCP
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
3 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Support Technician
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Technician
3 1 (11.11%) SCCM Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) COM
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
1 3 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (11.11%) MOF
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) Change Control
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (44.44%) XenApp
3 3 (33.33%) ISA Server
3 3 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 3 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (33.33%) IAG
3 3 (33.33%) UAG
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (11.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) SCCM
2 3 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (33.33%) WSUS
2 3 (33.33%) Cacti
3 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
3 1 (11.11%) SCOM
3 1 (11.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Citrix
3 4 (44.44%) NetApp
3 4 (44.44%) Symantec
4 3 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (33.33%) EMC
4 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (33.33%) SolarWinds
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
6 1 (11.11%) Sophos
6 1 (11.11%) Apple