The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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 North West region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 69 64 58
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 245 263 312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.43% 3.63% 4.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.02% 14.29% 15.42%
Number of salaries quoted 210 217 279
Average salary £30,000 £34,505 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.05% +6.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £22,500 £19,650
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,500 £46,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Operating Systems Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1747 1840 2023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.48% 25.39% 27.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1447 1589 1739
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,895 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
Windows Server 2008
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -14 121 £32,500 -13.33% 13
Cheshire +15 71 £27,500 +1.85% 15
Merseyside +4 25 £23,500 -21.66% 4
Lancashire -15 21 £29,250 +6.36% 1
Cumbria - 1 £24,000 - 2
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 476 (100.00%) Windows
2 310 (65.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 269 (56.51%) Microsoft
4 258 (54.20%) Active Directory
5 251 (52.73%) VMware
6 220 (46.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 212 (44.54%) MS Exchange
8 161 (33.82%) Windows 7
9 160 (33.61%) VMware Infrastructure
10 152 (31.93%) Citrix
11 149 (31.30%) ITIL
12 148 (31.09%) Microsoft Certification
13 146 (30.67%) SQL Server
14 138 (28.99%) Exchange Server 2010
15 124 (26.05%) MS Excel
16 115 (24.16%) Hyper-V
17 110 (23.11%) TCP/IP
18 107 (22.48%) SQL
19 105 (22.06%) SAN
20 98 (20.59%) Firewall
21 96 (20.17%) DNS
21 96 (20.17%) Exchange Server 2007
22 95 (19.96%) Windows XP
23 93 (19.54%) WAN
24 91 (19.12%) LAN
25 84 (17.65%) MCSE
26 83 (17.44%) Finance
27 80 (16.81%) Cisco
28 78 (16.39%) MS Office
29 76 (15.97%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 212 (44.54%) MS Exchange
2 138 (28.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 96 (20.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 64 (13.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 62 (13.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 51 (10.71%) IIS
6 51 (10.71%) SharePoint
7 12 (2.52%) Lync
8 10 (2.10%) SharePoint 2010
8 10 (2.10%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (1.68%) Apache
11 7 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (1.47%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2000
12 4 (0.84%) Site Server
13 3 (0.63%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.21%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 124 (26.05%) MS Excel
2 78 (16.39%) MS Office
3 3 (0.63%) MS Project
4 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.31%) Sage 1000
2 7 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.63%) Bond Adapt
4 2 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.41%) Office 365
2 4 (0.84%) Amazon ELB
2 4 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (0.84%) Amazon S3
2 4 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 110 (23.11%) TCP/IP
2 105 (22.06%) SAN
3 98 (20.59%) Firewall
4 96 (20.17%) DNS
5 93 (19.54%) WAN
6 91 (19.12%) LAN
7 64 (13.45%) DHCP
8 53 (11.13%) VPN
9 37 (7.77%) Wi-Fi
10 29 (6.09%) NAS
11 26 (5.46%) Internet
12 24 (5.04%) VLAN
13 14 (2.94%) VoIP
14 13 (2.73%) Wireless
15 12 (2.52%) SMTP
15 12 (2.52%) iSCSI
16 9 (1.89%) SSL
17 7 (1.47%) Cisco Nexus
17 7 (1.47%) Network Security
18 6 (1.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (30.67%) SQL Server
2 67 (14.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 45 (9.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 33 (6.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (5.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (3.15%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.89%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
10 7 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (1.47%) MySQL
11 5 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (1.05%) DTS
11 5 (1.05%) Sybase ASA
12 2 (0.42%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.42%) MS Access
12 2 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (0.21%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (1.68%) JIRA
2 5 (1.05%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.63%) LoadRunner
3 3 (0.63%) NUnit
3 3 (0.63%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.63%) FxCop
3 3 (0.63%) StyleCop
3 3 (0.63%) Moq
3 3 (0.63%) Gerrit
3 3 (0.63%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.42%) SilkPerformer
4 2 (0.42%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.21%) Hudson
5 1 (0.21%) Ant
General
1 83 (17.44%) Finance
2 15 (3.15%) Retail
3 14 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 12 (2.52%) Law
4 12 (2.52%) Legal
5 10 (2.10%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.89%) Advertising
7 5 (1.05%) Banking
7 5 (1.05%) Multimedia
7 5 (1.05%) Marketing
8 3 (0.63%) Military
8 3 (0.63%) Electronics
9 2 (0.42%) Back Office
10 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 96 (20.17%) Support Engineer
2 89 (18.70%) Analyst
3 68 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 51 (10.71%) Support Analyst
5 49 (10.29%) IT Support
6 35 (7.35%) 2nd Line Support
7 32 (6.72%) 3rd Line Support
8 29 (6.09%) Server Support
8 29 (6.09%) Consultant
9 23 (4.83%) Administrator
9 23 (4.83%) IT Support Engineer
10 20 (4.20%) 1st Line Support
11 18 (3.78%) Desktop Support
12 16 (3.36%) Support Technician
12 16 (3.36%) Systems Engineer
12 16 (3.36%) Server Engineer
12 16 (3.36%) Server Support Engineer
13 15 (3.15%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (3.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 15 (3.15%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (7.56%) .NET
2 15 (3.15%) ASP.NET
2 15 (3.15%) Web Services
3 12 (2.52%) WCF
4 10 (2.10%) .NET Framework
5 9 (1.89%) WF
5 9 (1.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 8 (1.68%) HTML
7 3 (0.63%) WSH
7 3 (0.63%) COM
7 3 (0.63%) CSS
7 3 (0.63%) Ninject
7 3 (0.63%) LINQ
8 2 (0.42%) J2EE
9 1 (0.21%) HTML5
9 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.46%) Clustering
2 21 (4.41%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 12 (2.52%) Thin Client
4 12 (2.52%) Fat Client
5 10 (2.10%) Replication
6 9 (1.89%) EqualLogic
7 8 (1.68%) iPhone
8 7 (1.47%) GIS
9 6 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (1.05%) VLE
11 4 (0.84%) Statistics
11 4 (0.84%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.84%) CLARiiON
12 3 (0.63%) Kindle
12 3 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.42%) iPad
13 2 (0.42%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.42%) Mathematics
14 1 (0.21%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 476 (100.00%) Windows
2 310 (65.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 220 (46.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 161 (33.82%) Windows 7
5 95 (19.96%) Windows XP
6 70 (14.71%) Linux
7 59 (12.39%) Windows 8
8 35 (7.35%) UNIX
9 23 (4.83%) Windows 2000 Server
10 18 (3.78%) Windows 2000
11 11 (2.31%) Solaris
11 11 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (2.31%) Windows Vista
12 10 (2.10%) VMS
13 9 (1.89%) AIX
14 8 (1.68%) Mac OS X
15 5 (1.05%) Android
15 5 (1.05%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.42%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (31.30%) ITIL
2 40 (8.40%) Change Management
3 31 (6.51%) Problem Management
4 30 (6.30%) Incident Management
5 23 (4.83%) Service Delivery
6 22 (4.62%) CRM
7 21 (4.41%) Migration
8 20 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
9 19 (3.99%) Configuration Management
9 19 (3.99%) Change Control
10 16 (3.36%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (3.36%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (2.73%) Load Balancing
12 12 (2.52%) Capacity Planning
12 12 (2.52%) Service Management
13 10 (2.10%) Project Management
13 10 (2.10%) Information Security
13 10 (2.10%) Capacity Management
14 9 (1.89%) Business Continuity
14 9 (1.89%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 107 (22.48%) SQL
2 28 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 18 (3.78%) C#
4 15 (3.15%) VB
5 14 (2.94%) T-SQL
6 9 (1.89%) VB.NET
7 8 (1.68%) Perl
8 5 (1.05%) PHP
8 5 (1.05%) VBScript
8 5 (1.05%) C
9 4 (0.84%) Java
9 4 (0.84%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.63%) Ruby
11 2 (0.42%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 148 (31.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 84 (17.65%) MCSE
3 70 (14.71%) MCP
4 56 (11.76%) MCTS
5 54 (11.34%) MCITP
6 46 (9.66%) MCSA
7 42 (8.82%) Degree
8 38 (7.98%) CCNA
8 38 (7.98%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 23 (4.83%) Citrix Certification
11 22 (4.62%) Security Cleared
12 16 (3.36%) SC Cleared
13 14 (2.94%) CCA
14 13 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (2.52%) NCDA
16 6 (1.26%) A+ Certification
17 5 (1.05%) RHCT
18 4 (0.84%) CCENT
18 4 (0.84%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (9.66%) SLA
2 19 (3.99%) QA
3 15 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.26%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.26%) BS7799
5 4 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.63%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.21%) GMP
7 1 (0.21%) GLP
System Software
1 258 (54.20%) Active Directory
2 160 (33.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 115 (24.16%) Hyper-V
4 76 (15.97%) vSphere
5 61 (12.82%) XenApp
6 33 (6.93%) VMware ESX
7 29 (6.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 26 (5.46%) XenDesktop
9 21 (4.41%) XenServer
10 14 (2.94%) Terminal Services
11 13 (2.73%) MetaFrame
12 8 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (1.47%) VMware Server
13 7 (1.47%) Forefront TMG
14 6 (1.26%) Xen
14 6 (1.26%) ISA Server
15 5 (1.05%) Terminal Server
15 5 (1.05%) UAG
15 5 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
16 4 (0.84%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 52 (10.92%) SCCM
2 43 (9.03%) SCOM
3 19 (3.99%) Backup Exec
4 14 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
5 13 (2.73%) SCVMM
6 9 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (1.68%) OpenView
8 6 (1.26%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (1.05%) WSUS
9 5 (1.05%) Puppet
10 4 (0.84%) OpenNMS
10 4 (0.84%) MOM
10 4 (0.84%) DameWare
10 4 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 4 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.42%) HP SIM
12 2 (0.42%) FortiGate
13 1 (0.21%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 269 (56.51%) Microsoft
2 251 (52.73%) VMware
3 152 (31.93%) Citrix
4 80 (16.81%) Cisco
5 76 (15.97%) HP
6 53 (11.13%) NetApp
7 38 (7.98%) Dell
8 36 (7.56%) Oracle
9 32 (6.72%) Symantec
10 24 (5.04%) EMC
11 17 (3.57%) Avaya
11 17 (3.57%) Juniper
11 17 (3.57%) McAfee
12 16 (3.36%) Veeam
13 15 (3.15%) Red Hat
14 14 (2.94%) Sage
14 14 (2.94%) IBM
15 13 (2.73%) AppSense
16 11 (2.31%) Apple
17 9 (1.89%) Remedy
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Salary: 32,000 - 36,000
Posted: 19 hours ago
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Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
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Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
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Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + £2.1K On Call
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Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: Competitive
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Salary: £31000 - £37000 per annum
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Salary: Negotiable Depending On Experience
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