The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 60 59 62
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 277 272 302
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.73% 3.82% 4.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.61% 15.14% 15.84%
Number of salaries quoted 230 242 268
Average salary £31,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,650 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Windows Server 2008
England

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

Operating Systems Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1775 1796 1906
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.90% 25.24% 25.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1445 1572 1622
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Windows Server 2008 Salary Trend in the North West

Windows Server 2008
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Salary Histogram in the North West

Windows Server 2008
Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Manchester -19 126 £33,027 -11.92% 23
Cheshire +17 91 £31,500 +8.62% 8
Merseyside +8 27 £23,500 -22.31% 5
Lancashire -12 21 £25,750 +3.00% 5
Cumbria - 6 £42,500 - 1
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 483 (100.00%) Windows
2 297 (61.49%) Windows Server 2003
3 266 (55.07%) Microsoft
4 253 (52.38%) Active Directory
5 251 (51.97%) VMware
6 226 (46.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 217 (44.93%) MS Exchange
8 174 (36.02%) Windows 7
9 165 (34.16%) Citrix
10 151 (31.26%) VMware Infrastructure
11 148 (30.64%) ITIL
12 146 (30.23%) Microsoft Certification
13 145 (30.02%) SQL Server
14 143 (29.61%) Exchange Server 2010
15 128 (26.50%) Hyper-V
16 118 (24.43%) MS Excel
17 112 (23.19%) TCP/IP
18 110 (22.77%) SAN
19 105 (21.74%) SQL
20 102 (21.12%) Firewall
21 99 (20.50%) Windows XP
21 99 (20.50%) DNS
22 92 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2007
23 88 (18.22%) LAN
23 88 (18.22%) WAN
24 87 (18.01%) Finance
25 81 (16.77%) MCSE
25 81 (16.77%) HP
26 77 (15.94%) Linux
26 77 (15.94%) MS Office

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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
1 217 (44.93%) MS Exchange
2 143 (29.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 92 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2007
4 67 (13.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 59 (12.22%) Exchange Server 2003
6 54 (11.18%) SharePoint
7 53 (10.97%) IIS
8 20 (4.14%) Lync
9 15 (3.11%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (2.07%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (2.07%) Apache
11 8 (1.66%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (1.45%) Office Communications Server
13 5 (1.04%) Site Server
14 3 (0.62%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2000
15 2 (0.41%) WebLogic
16 1 (0.21%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 118 (24.43%) MS Excel
2 77 (15.94%) MS Office
3 2 (0.41%) MS Project
4 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.48%) Sage 1000
2 5 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.62%) Bond Adapt
4 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.55%) Office 365
2 6 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (1.24%) Amazon S3
2 6 (1.24%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 112 (23.19%) TCP/IP
2 110 (22.77%) SAN
3 102 (21.12%) Firewall
4 99 (20.50%) DNS
5 88 (18.22%) LAN
5 88 (18.22%) WAN
6 65 (13.46%) DHCP
7 56 (11.59%) VPN
8 38 (7.87%) NAS
9 29 (6.00%) Wi-Fi
10 25 (5.18%) Internet
10 25 (5.18%) VLAN
11 18 (3.73%) VoIP
12 15 (3.11%) SMTP
12 15 (3.11%) iSCSI
13 14 (2.90%) Wireless
14 13 (2.69%) SNMP
15 12 (2.48%) Network Security
16 10 (2.07%) ADSL
17 9 (1.86%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (30.02%) SQL Server
2 65 (13.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 43 (8.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 33 (6.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 25 (5.18%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (3.73%) Oracle Database
7 16 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.86%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (1.66%) SQL Server 2000
9 8 (1.66%) MySQL
10 7 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.04%) DTS
11 5 (1.04%) Sybase ASA
12 2 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.41%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 10 (2.07%) LoadRunner
2 8 (1.66%) JIRA
2 8 (1.66%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (1.24%) SilkPerformer
4 3 (0.62%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.41%) NUnit
5 2 (0.41%) Moq
5 2 (0.41%) FxCop
5 2 (0.41%) StyleCop
5 2 (0.41%) Gerrit
5 2 (0.41%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.41%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.21%) Ant
6 1 (0.21%) Hudson
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
General
1 87 (18.01%) Finance
2 17 (3.52%) Law
2 17 (3.52%) Retail
3 16 (3.31%) Manufacturing
3 16 (3.31%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.48%) Legal
5 9 (1.86%) Advertising
6 5 (1.04%) Back Office
6 5 (1.04%) Marketing
6 5 (1.04%) Multimedia
6 5 (1.04%) Banking
7 2 (0.41%) Electronics
7 2 (0.41%) Military
8 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 98 (20.29%) Support Engineer
2 92 (19.05%) Analyst
3 62 (12.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 43 (8.90%) Support Analyst
5 40 (8.28%) IT Support
6 33 (6.83%) Server Support
7 30 (6.21%) 3rd Line Support
8 29 (6.00%) Consultant
9 27 (5.59%) 2nd Line Support
10 23 (4.76%) Administrator
10 23 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
11 21 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
12 20 (4.14%) Server Engineer
13 19 (3.93%) Server Support Engineer
13 19 (3.93%) Windows Support Engineer
14 17 (3.52%) Service Analyst
14 17 (3.52%) Windows Server Engineer
15 15 (3.11%) Senior Analyst
15 15 (3.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 15 (3.11%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (6.63%) .NET
2 16 (3.31%) Web Services
3 11 (2.28%) WCF
4 9 (1.86%) HTML
4 9 (1.86%) ASP.NET
4 9 (1.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 9 (1.86%) .NET Framework
4 9 (1.86%) WF
5 4 (0.83%) CSS
6 3 (0.62%) COM
7 2 (0.41%) LINQ
7 2 (0.41%) Ninject
7 2 (0.41%) J2EE
7 2 (0.41%) WSH
8 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.21%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.38%) Clustering
2 23 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.11%) Blackberry
4 12 (2.48%) Fat Client
4 12 (2.48%) Thin Client
5 11 (2.28%) Replication
6 10 (2.07%) iPhone
7 9 (1.86%) EqualLogic
8 6 (1.24%) Firmware
9 5 (1.04%) GIS
9 5 (1.04%) VLE
9 5 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (0.83%) CLARiiON
11 3 (0.62%) Kindle
11 3 (0.62%) Statistics
12 2 (0.41%) CCTV
12 2 (0.41%) iPad
12 2 (0.41%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.21%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 483 (100.00%) Windows
2 297 (61.49%) Windows Server 2003
3 226 (46.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 174 (36.02%) Windows 7
5 99 (20.50%) Windows XP
6 77 (15.94%) Linux
7 58 (12.01%) Windows 8
8 50 (10.35%) UNIX
9 22 (4.55%) Windows 2000
10 21 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
11 17 (3.52%) VMS
12 12 (2.48%) Solaris
13 11 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (2.07%) Windows Vista
14 10 (2.07%) AIX
15 8 (1.66%) CentOS
15 8 (1.66%) Mac OS X
16 6 (1.24%) Android
17 5 (1.04%) Apple iOS
18 4 (0.83%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (30.64%) ITIL
2 54 (11.18%) Change Management
3 35 (7.25%) Problem Management
4 33 (6.83%) Incident Management
5 25 (5.18%) Change Control
6 24 (4.97%) Service Delivery
7 22 (4.55%) Migration
8 21 (4.35%) CRM
9 19 (3.93%) Business Intelligence
9 19 (3.93%) Configuration Management
10 16 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (3.11%) Performance Tuning
12 14 (2.90%) Load Balancing
12 14 (2.90%) Information Security
13 13 (2.69%) Project Management
14 12 (2.48%) Capacity Planning
15 11 (2.28%) Service Management
16 10 (2.07%) Kalman Filter
16 10 (2.07%) Capacity Management
17 8 (1.66%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 105 (21.74%) SQL
2 34 (7.04%) PowerShell
3 17 (3.52%) VB
3 17 (3.52%) C#
4 12 (2.48%) VB.NET
5 10 (2.07%) Perl
6 9 (1.86%) T-SQL
6 9 (1.86%) VBScript
7 5 (1.04%) C
7 5 (1.04%) PHP
8 3 (0.62%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.62%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.41%) Ruby
9 2 (0.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 146 (30.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 81 (16.77%) MCSE
3 64 (13.25%) MCP
4 57 (11.80%) MCTS
5 54 (11.18%) MCITP
6 42 (8.70%) MCSA
7 41 (8.49%) Cisco Certification
7 41 (8.49%) CCNA
8 36 (7.45%) Degree
9 29 (6.00%) Citrix Certification
10 28 (5.80%) Security Cleared
11 25 (5.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 21 (4.35%) CCA
12 21 (4.35%) SC Cleared
13 18 (3.73%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (2.48%) NCDA
15 10 (2.07%) ISTQB
15 10 (2.07%) ISEB
16 6 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 5 (1.04%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.87%) SLA
2 19 (3.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.69%) QA
4 6 (1.24%) BS7799
5 5 (1.04%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.62%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.21%) GMP
7 1 (0.21%) GLP
System Software
1 253 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 151 (31.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 128 (26.50%) Hyper-V
4 77 (15.94%) vSphere
5 67 (13.87%) XenApp
6 39 (8.07%) VMware ESX
7 36 (7.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 32 (6.63%) XenDesktop
9 20 (4.14%) XenServer
10 13 (2.69%) MetaFrame
11 12 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (2.48%) Terminal Services
12 7 (1.45%) VMware Server
13 6 (1.24%) Xen
13 6 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (1.24%) vCloud
14 5 (1.04%) Terminal Server
14 5 (1.04%) ISA Server
14 5 (1.04%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 52 (10.77%) SCCM
2 38 (7.87%) SCOM
3 23 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
4 21 (4.35%) Backup Exec
5 14 (2.90%) SCVMM
6 12 (2.48%) WSUS
7 10 (2.07%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (1.66%) HP SIM
8 8 (1.66%) OpenView
9 7 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 7 (1.45%) Puppet
10 6 (1.24%) OpenNMS
10 6 (1.24%) WhatsUp Gold
10 6 (1.24%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.83%) DameWare
12 2 (0.41%) ARCserve
12 2 (0.41%) MOM
12 2 (0.41%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 266 (55.07%) Microsoft
2 251 (51.97%) VMware
3 165 (34.16%) Citrix
4 81 (16.77%) HP
5 76 (15.73%) Cisco
6 50 (10.35%) NetApp
7 46 (9.52%) Oracle
8 40 (8.28%) Dell
9 33 (6.83%) Symantec
10 25 (5.18%) EMC
11 21 (4.35%) Juniper
12 20 (4.14%) Red Hat
13 19 (3.93%) Veeam
14 16 (3.31%) AppSense
15 15 (3.11%) Avaya
15 15 (3.11%) Sage
16 14 (2.90%) McAfee
16 14 (2.90%) CheckPoint
16 14 (2.90%) IBM
17 10 (2.07%) Fujitsu
Manchester, Lancashire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 37k per year
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £17000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 per annum + training
Posted: 20 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £29000 per annum + Company Car, Pension, Gym
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + excellent bens package
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Plus car / pension /other b
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Plus car / pension /other b
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Plus car / pension /other b
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus CAR / Pension /Health / Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago