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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 65 59 65
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 277 270 298
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.73% 3.92% 4.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.98% 15.35% 15.82%
Number of salaries quoted 229 234 268
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 £21,000 £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
1733 1759 1884
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.31% 25.53% 25.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1412 1525 1605
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -14 130 £33,027 -6.96% 25
Cheshire +14 87 £31,500 +14.54% 9
Merseyside +12 27 £23,500 -22.95% 4
Lancashire -10 20 £28,500 +16.32% 4
Cumbria +9 7 £42,500 +54.54% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 490 (100.00%) Windows
2 301 (61.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 269 (54.90%) Microsoft
4 255 (52.04%) Active Directory
5 254 (51.84%) VMware
6 228 (46.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 223 (45.51%) MS Exchange
8 176 (35.92%) Windows 7
9 169 (34.49%) Citrix
10 150 (30.61%) VMware Infrastructure
11 149 (30.41%) Exchange Server 2010
11 149 (30.41%) ITIL
12 146 (29.80%) SQL Server
13 142 (28.98%) Microsoft Certification
14 129 (26.33%) Hyper-V
15 120 (24.49%) MS Excel
16 114 (23.27%) TCP/IP
17 111 (22.65%) SAN
18 108 (22.04%) SQL
19 103 (21.02%) Firewall
20 102 (20.82%) Windows XP
21 99 (20.20%) DNS
22 92 (18.78%) Exchange Server 2007
23 91 (18.57%) LAN
24 90 (18.37%) WAN
25 87 (17.76%) Finance
26 85 (17.35%) HP
27 82 (16.73%) Linux
28 80 (16.33%) Cisco
28 80 (16.33%) vSphere

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 223 (45.51%) MS Exchange
2 149 (30.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 92 (18.78%) Exchange Server 2007
4 68 (13.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 60 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2003
6 55 (11.22%) IIS
7 53 (10.82%) SharePoint
8 21 (4.29%) Lync
9 15 (3.06%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (1.84%) Apache
12 8 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (1.63%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (1.43%) Office Communications Server
14 6 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (1.02%) Site Server
16 3 (0.61%) Tomcat
17 2 (0.41%) WebLogic
17 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2000
18 1 (0.20%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 120 (24.49%) MS Excel
2 78 (15.92%) MS Office
3 2 (0.41%) MS Project
3 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.24%) Sage 1000
2 5 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.61%) Bond Adapt
4 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.20%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.29%) Office 365
2 6 (1.22%) Amazon ELB
2 6 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (1.22%) Amazon S3
2 6 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 114 (23.27%) TCP/IP
2 111 (22.65%) SAN
3 103 (21.02%) Firewall
4 99 (20.20%) DNS
5 91 (18.57%) LAN
6 90 (18.37%) WAN
7 64 (13.06%) DHCP
8 55 (11.22%) VPN
9 39 (7.96%) NAS
10 30 (6.12%) Wi-Fi
11 25 (5.10%) VLAN
11 25 (5.10%) Internet
12 20 (4.08%) VoIP
13 15 (3.06%) iSCSI
14 14 (2.86%) SMTP
14 14 (2.86%) SNMP
14 14 (2.86%) Network Security
15 13 (2.65%) Wireless
16 11 (2.24%) ADSL
17 8 (1.63%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (29.80%) SQL Server
2 65 (13.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (8.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 32 (6.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 25 (5.10%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (3.67%) Oracle Database
7 15 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.84%) SQL Server 2000
8 9 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.84%) MySQL
8 9 (1.84%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.02%) Sybase ASA
11 5 (1.02%) DTS
12 3 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.41%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 12 (2.45%) LoadRunner
2 10 (2.04%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (1.63%) JIRA
4 7 (1.43%) SilkPerformer
5 5 (1.02%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.41%) NUnit
6 2 (0.41%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.41%) FxCop
6 2 (0.41%) StyleCop
6 2 (0.41%) Moq
6 2 (0.41%) Gerrit
6 2 (0.41%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.20%) Hudson
7 1 (0.20%) Ant
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
General
1 87 (17.76%) Finance
2 19 (3.88%) Law
3 17 (3.47%) Retail
4 16 (3.27%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.27%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.45%) Legal
6 9 (1.84%) Advertising
7 6 (1.22%) Back Office
8 5 (1.02%) Banking
8 5 (1.02%) Multimedia
8 5 (1.02%) Marketing
9 2 (0.41%) Electronics
9 2 (0.41%) Military
10 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 99 (20.20%) Analyst
2 96 (19.59%) Support Engineer
3 62 (12.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 44 (8.98%) Support Analyst
5 39 (7.96%) IT Support
6 33 (6.73%) Server Support
7 30 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support
8 26 (5.31%) Consultant
9 25 (5.10%) 2nd Line Support
10 23 (4.69%) IT Support Engineer
11 22 (4.49%) Administrator
12 20 (4.08%) 1st Line Support
12 20 (4.08%) Server Engineer
13 19 (3.88%) Server Support Engineer
13 19 (3.88%) Service Analyst
13 19 (3.88%) Windows Support Engineer
14 17 (3.47%) Windows Server Engineer
15 16 (3.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 16 (3.27%) Senior Analyst
16 14 (2.86%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (6.94%) .NET
2 16 (3.27%) Web Services
3 11 (2.24%) WCF
4 9 (1.84%) WF
4 9 (1.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 9 (1.84%) .NET Framework
4 9 (1.84%) HTML
4 9 (1.84%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.82%) CSS
6 3 (0.61%) COM
7 2 (0.41%) J2EE
7 2 (0.41%) WSH
7 2 (0.41%) Ninject
7 2 (0.41%) LINQ
8 1 (0.20%) HTML5
8 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.31%) Clustering
2 25 (5.10%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.27%) Blackberry
4 13 (2.65%) Thin Client
4 13 (2.65%) Fat Client
5 11 (2.24%) Replication
6 10 (2.04%) iPhone
6 10 (2.04%) EqualLogic
7 7 (1.43%) Firmware
8 5 (1.02%) VLE
8 5 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (0.82%) CLARiiON
9 4 (0.82%) GIS
10 3 (0.61%) Kindle
11 2 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.41%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.41%) CCTV
11 2 (0.41%) Statistics
12 1 (0.20%) Biotechnology
12 1 (0.20%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 490 (100.00%) Windows
2 301 (61.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 228 (46.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 176 (35.92%) Windows 7
5 102 (20.82%) Windows XP
6 82 (16.73%) Linux
7 57 (11.63%) Windows 8
8 54 (11.02%) UNIX
9 22 (4.49%) Windows 2000
10 20 (4.08%) Windows 2000 Server
11 17 (3.47%) VMS
12 12 (2.45%) Solaris
13 11 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (2.04%) AIX
15 9 (1.84%) CentOS
15 9 (1.84%) Windows Vista
16 8 (1.63%) Mac OS X
17 6 (1.22%) Android
18 5 (1.02%) Apple iOS
19 4 (0.82%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (30.41%) ITIL
2 55 (11.22%) Change Management
3 36 (7.35%) Problem Management
4 35 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 25 (5.10%) Change Control
6 22 (4.49%) Service Delivery
6 22 (4.49%) Migration
7 21 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (4.08%) CRM
9 18 (3.67%) Configuration Management
10 17 (3.47%) Project Management
10 17 (3.47%) Disaster Recovery
11 16 (3.27%) Information Security
12 14 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (2.45%) Capacity Planning
13 12 (2.45%) Load Balancing
14 11 (2.24%) Kalman Filter
15 10 (2.04%) Mentoring
15 10 (2.04%) Capacity Management
15 10 (2.04%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (22.04%) SQL
2 32 (6.53%) PowerShell
3 19 (3.88%) VB
4 17 (3.47%) C#
5 12 (2.45%) VB.NET
6 10 (2.04%) Perl
7 9 (1.84%) T-SQL
7 9 (1.84%) VBScript
8 7 (1.43%) PHP
9 5 (1.02%) C
10 3 (0.61%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.61%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.41%) Ruby
11 2 (0.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 142 (28.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 77 (15.71%) MCSE
3 63 (12.86%) MCP
4 57 (11.63%) MCTS
5 50 (10.20%) MCITP
6 42 (8.57%) MCSA
6 42 (8.57%) CCNA
6 42 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (7.35%) Degree
8 29 (5.92%) Citrix Certification
9 27 (5.51%) Security Cleared
10 24 (4.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 23 (4.69%) SC Cleared
12 21 (4.29%) CCA
13 20 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (2.45%) ISEB
14 12 (2.45%) NCDA
14 12 (2.45%) ISTQB
15 7 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 5 (1.02%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (7.35%) SLA
2 23 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.65%) QA
4 6 (1.22%) BS7799
5 5 (1.02%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.20%) GMP
7 1 (0.20%) GLP
System Software
1 255 (52.04%) Active Directory
2 150 (30.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (26.33%) Hyper-V
4 80 (16.33%) vSphere
5 69 (14.08%) XenApp
6 40 (8.16%) VMware ESX
7 36 (7.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 32 (6.53%) XenDesktop
9 20 (4.08%) XenServer
10 13 (2.65%) MetaFrame
10 13 (2.65%) Terminal Services
10 13 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (1.43%) VMware Server
12 6 (1.22%) Xen
12 6 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (1.22%) vCloud
13 5 (1.02%) Forefront TMG
13 5 (1.02%) ISA Server
13 5 (1.02%) Terminal Server
14 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 51 (10.41%) SCCM
2 35 (7.14%) SCOM
3 24 (4.90%) Norton AntiVirus
4 22 (4.49%) Backup Exec
5 13 (2.65%) WSUS
6 12 (2.45%) SCVMM
6 12 (2.45%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (1.84%) HP SIM
8 8 (1.63%) OpenView
9 7 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 7 (1.43%) WhatsUp Gold
9 7 (1.43%) Puppet
9 7 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (1.22%) NetBackup
10 6 (1.22%) OpenNMS
11 4 (0.82%) DameWare
12 2 (0.41%) MOM
12 2 (0.41%) ARCserve
12 2 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 2 (0.41%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 269 (54.90%) Microsoft
2 254 (51.84%) VMware
3 169 (34.49%) Citrix
4 85 (17.35%) HP
5 80 (16.33%) Cisco
6 50 (10.20%) NetApp
7 48 (9.80%) Oracle
8 45 (9.18%) Dell
9 34 (6.94%) Symantec
10 25 (5.10%) EMC
11 23 (4.69%) Juniper
12 20 (4.08%) Red Hat
13 19 (3.88%) Veeam
14 16 (3.27%) CheckPoint
14 16 (3.27%) AppSense
15 15 (3.06%) McAfee
16 14 (2.86%) Sage
16 14 (2.86%) Avaya
16 14 (2.86%) IBM
17 10 (2.04%) Apple
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