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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 63 71 64
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 258 229 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.71% 3.53% 3.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.20% 13.93% 15.77%
Number of salaries quoted 227 204 263
Average salary £34,750 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.83% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,450 £22,150 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,250 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -3.52%
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
1817 1644 1960
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 26.12% 25.34% 25.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1595 1412 1722
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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
Manchester -15 116 £33,500 +21.81% 22
Cheshire +32 98 £36,500 +4.28% 11
Lancashire -10 20 £29,000 +19.58% 5
Merseyside +16 19 £32,000 -1.53% 4
Cumbria -6 1 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 496 (100.00%) Windows
2 285 (57.46%) Microsoft
3 273 (55.04%) Active Directory
4 257 (51.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 243 (48.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 241 (48.59%) VMware
7 228 (45.97%) MS Exchange
8 161 (32.46%) ITIL
9 147 (29.64%) Windows 7
10 145 (29.23%) Citrix
11 138 (27.82%) DNS
11 138 (27.82%) TCP/IP
12 128 (25.81%) Microsoft Certification
13 122 (24.60%) MS Excel
14 115 (23.19%) Exchange Server 2010
15 112 (22.58%) SAN
16 109 (21.98%) Windows XP
17 103 (20.77%) VMware Infrastructure
18 100 (20.16%) Exchange Server 2007
18 100 (20.16%) SQL Server
19 98 (19.76%) DHCP
20 92 (18.55%) Cisco
21 90 (18.15%) IIS
22 89 (17.94%) SQL
22 89 (17.94%) Exchange Server 2013
23 88 (17.74%) Finance
23 88 (17.74%) MS Office
24 83 (16.73%) Linux
25 82 (16.53%) LAN
26 81 (16.33%) MCSE

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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
1 228 (45.97%) MS Exchange
2 115 (23.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 100 (20.16%) Exchange Server 2007
4 90 (18.15%) IIS
5 89 (17.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 59 (11.90%) SharePoint
7 28 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 27 (5.44%) Lync
9 17 (3.43%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (2.02%) IBM Notes
11 7 (1.41%) Lotus Domino
12 6 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.60%) Apache
13 3 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.20%) Site Server
15 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
15 1 (0.20%) SAS
15 1 (0.20%) CMS
Applications
1 122 (24.60%) MS Excel
2 88 (17.74%) MS Office
3 2 (0.40%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) Sage 1000
3 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.20%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.43%) Office 365
2 4 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.40%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 138 (27.82%) DNS
1 138 (27.82%) TCP/IP
2 112 (22.58%) SAN
3 98 (19.76%) DHCP
4 82 (16.53%) LAN
5 78 (15.73%) WAN
6 76 (15.32%) Firewall
7 71 (14.31%) VPN
8 51 (10.28%) NAS
9 41 (8.27%) SMTP
10 36 (7.26%) VoIP
11 32 (6.45%) Internet
12 28 (5.65%) iSCSI
13 24 (4.84%) VLAN
14 16 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (3.02%) Network Security
16 12 (2.42%) ADSL
16 12 (2.42%) DMZ
17 11 (2.22%) Ethernet
17 11 (2.22%) DECT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (20.16%) SQL Server
2 56 (11.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (5.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (4.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.21%) MySQL
6 6 (1.21%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (1.01%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.81%) MS Access
9 3 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.60%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle9i Database
11 1 (0.20%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 11 (2.22%) LoadRunner
2 10 (2.02%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.41%) SilkPerformer
5 4 (0.81%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.20%) MSI
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
General
1 88 (17.74%) Finance
2 19 (3.83%) Law
2 19 (3.83%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.02%) Manufacturing
4 8 (1.61%) Retail
5 7 (1.41%) Back Office
5 7 (1.41%) Advertising
6 5 (1.01%) Legal
7 3 (0.60%) German Language
8 2 (0.40%) Banking
8 2 (0.40%) Norwegian Language
8 2 (0.40%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.40%) Swedish Language
8 2 (0.40%) French Language
8 2 (0.40%) Publishing
9 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 91 (18.35%) Support Engineer
2 89 (17.94%) Analyst
3 66 (13.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 45 (9.07%) 3rd Line Support
5 42 (8.47%) 2nd Line Support
6 39 (7.86%) Server Engineer
7 34 (6.85%) Server Support
8 33 (6.65%) IT Support
9 32 (6.45%) Service Analyst
10 30 (6.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 29 (5.85%) Support Analyst
12 27 (5.44%) Server Support Engineer
13 22 (4.44%) Service Desk Analyst
13 22 (4.44%) Windows Support Engineer
14 21 (4.23%) Windows Server Engineer
15 20 (4.03%) Senior Analyst
16 19 (3.83%) Consultant
17 16 (3.23%) 1st Line Support
18 15 (3.02%) Team Leader
18 15 (3.02%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (10.08%) .NET
2 12 (2.42%) CSS
3 9 (1.81%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.01%) Web Services
5 4 (0.81%) HTML
6 3 (0.60%) EDI
6 3 (0.60%) X-Windows
6 3 (0.60%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.40%) DAO
7 2 (0.40%) ADO
8 1 (0.20%) SOAP
8 1 (0.20%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.87%) Clustering
2 36 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.43%) Life Science
4 13 (2.62%) Blackberry
5 10 (2.02%) iPhone
5 10 (2.02%) Fat Client
5 10 (2.02%) Thin Client
6 9 (1.81%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.41%) Replication
7 7 (1.41%) EqualLogic
8 3 (0.60%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.40%) User Experience
9 2 (0.40%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.40%) SecurID
9 2 (0.40%) Celerra
9 2 (0.40%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.40%) Statistics
9 2 (0.40%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.40%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.20%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 496 (100.00%) Windows
2 257 (51.81%) Windows Server 2003
3 243 (48.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 147 (29.64%) Windows 7
5 109 (21.98%) Windows XP
6 83 (16.73%) Linux
7 64 (12.90%) Windows 8
8 49 (9.88%) UNIX
9 29 (5.85%) Windows Vista
10 14 (2.82%) VMS
10 14 (2.82%) Windows 2000
11 13 (2.62%) CentOS
12 6 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.21%) Android
13 4 (0.81%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.60%) Solaris
14 3 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.60%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.40%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (32.46%) ITIL
2 55 (11.09%) Migration
3 32 (6.45%) Service Delivery
4 31 (6.25%) Change Management
5 28 (5.65%) Disaster Recovery
5 28 (5.65%) Load Balancing
6 27 (5.44%) Problem Management
7 23 (4.64%) Project Management
8 21 (4.23%) Change Control
8 21 (4.23%) Performance Monitoring
9 20 (4.03%) Kalman Filter
9 20 (4.03%) Incident Management
9 20 (4.03%) Time Management
10 13 (2.62%) PRINCE2
10 13 (2.62%) Service Management
10 13 (2.62%) Resource Management
10 13 (2.62%) Performance Management
11 12 (2.42%) Information Security
12 11 (2.22%) PRINCE
12 11 (2.22%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (17.94%) SQL
2 72 (14.52%) PowerShell
3 35 (7.06%) VB.NET
4 27 (5.44%) Perl
5 25 (5.04%) VB
6 15 (3.02%) VBScript
7 11 (2.22%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.61%) C
9 7 (1.41%) VB6
10 5 (1.01%) PHP
11 4 (0.81%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.81%) VBA
12 1 (0.20%) Java
12 1 (0.20%) C#
Qualifications
1 128 (25.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 81 (16.33%) MCSE
3 59 (11.90%) MCITP
4 50 (10.08%) MCP
5 40 (8.06%) MCSA
6 37 (7.46%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (6.85%) MCTS
8 30 (6.05%) CCNA
8 30 (6.05%) Degree
9 29 (5.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 23 (4.64%) Security Cleared
11 22 (4.44%) SC Cleared
12 20 (4.03%) ISTQB
12 20 (4.03%) ISEB
13 19 (3.83%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (3.63%) Citrix Certification
15 16 (3.23%) CCA
16 14 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 10 (2.02%) CCNP
18 9 (1.81%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.04%) SLA
2 11 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.41%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 273 (55.04%) Active Directory
2 103 (20.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (15.73%) Hyper-V
4 60 (12.10%) vSphere
5 38 (7.66%) XenApp
6 33 (6.65%) VMware ESX
7 22 (4.44%) XenDesktop
8 15 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (2.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 8 (1.61%) Terminal Services
11 7 (1.41%) NFS
11 7 (1.41%) Firmware
11 7 (1.41%) Xen
12 5 (1.01%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.60%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.40%) vCloud
15 2 (0.40%) XenServer
15 2 (0.40%) ISA Server
16 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 44 (8.87%) Norton AntiVirus
2 40 (8.06%) SCCM
3 28 (5.65%) SCOM
4 24 (4.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 20 (4.03%) Backup Exec
6 15 (3.02%) WSUS
7 11 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
8 10 (2.02%) NetBackup
9 8 (1.61%) HP SIM
9 8 (1.61%) WhatsUp Gold
10 7 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (1.01%) SCVMM
12 4 (0.81%) EdgeSight
12 4 (0.81%) SCDPM
12 4 (0.81%) MIMEsweeper
13 3 (0.60%) XenMobile
14 2 (0.40%) SCOrch
14 2 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 2 (0.40%) SCSM
14 2 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 285 (57.46%) Microsoft
2 241 (48.59%) VMware
3 145 (29.23%) Citrix
4 92 (18.55%) Cisco
5 71 (14.31%) HP
6 59 (11.90%) NetApp
7 55 (11.09%) Symantec
8 47 (9.48%) Dell
9 28 (5.65%) EMC
10 25 (5.04%) IronPort
11 23 (4.64%) Juniper
12 20 (4.03%) CheckPoint
13 19 (3.83%) McAfee
14 17 (3.43%) Avaya
15 16 (3.23%) Oracle
16 10 (2.02%) 3PAR
17 9 (1.81%) Lotus
17 9 (1.81%) Sophos
17 9 (1.81%) Fortinet
17 9 (1.81%) F5
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