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

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 66 62 64
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 277 268 298
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.78% 3.89% 4.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.48% 15.31% 16.04%
Number of salaries quoted 224 224 270
Average salary £31,500 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.07% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,500 £42,000
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
1681 1750 1858
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.92% 25.42% 25.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1371 1517 1581
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,025 £22,348 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,500 £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 15 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 15 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 -15 138 £33,027 -5.63% 19
Cheshire +7 86 £30,250 +21.00% 9
Merseyside +5 26 £23,500 -29.85% 4
Lancashire -15 14 £28,500 +16.32%
Cumbria +11 7 £42,500 +54.54%
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 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.

1 501 (100.00%) Windows
2 310 (61.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 272 (54.29%) Microsoft
4 263 (52.50%) VMware
5 259 (51.70%) Active Directory
6 233 (46.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 221 (44.11%) MS Exchange
8 184 (36.73%) Windows 7
9 176 (35.13%) Citrix
10 151 (30.14%) ITIL
10 151 (30.14%) VMware Infrastructure
11 144 (28.74%) Exchange Server 2010
12 137 (27.35%) SQL Server
12 137 (27.35%) Microsoft Certification
13 130 (25.95%) Hyper-V
14 126 (25.15%) MS Excel
15 120 (23.95%) TCP/IP
16 111 (22.16%) SQL
17 109 (21.76%) Windows XP
18 108 (21.56%) SAN
18 108 (21.56%) Firewall
19 99 (19.76%) DNS
20 90 (17.96%) LAN
21 89 (17.76%) WAN
22 87 (17.37%) Linux
22 87 (17.37%) Exchange Server 2007
23 86 (17.17%) Finance
24 83 (16.57%) MS Office
25 82 (16.37%) HP
26 81 (16.17%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 15 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
1 221 (44.11%) MS Exchange
2 144 (28.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 87 (17.37%) Exchange Server 2007
4 63 (12.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 57 (11.38%) IIS
6 55 (10.98%) Exchange Server 2003
7 50 (9.98%) SharePoint
8 23 (4.59%) Lync
9 16 (3.19%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (1.40%) Office Communications Server
11 7 (1.40%) Apache
12 6 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (1.00%) Site Server
14 3 (0.60%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.40%) WebLogic
16 1 (0.20%) Oracle Application Server
16 1 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 126 (25.15%) MS Excel
2 83 (16.57%) MS Office
3 2 (0.40%) MS Project
3 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.00%) Sage 1000
2 5 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.60%) Bond Adapt
4 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.20%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.19%) Office 365
2 6 (1.20%) Amazon ELB
2 6 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (1.20%) Amazon S3
2 6 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 120 (23.95%) TCP/IP
2 108 (21.56%) SAN
2 108 (21.56%) Firewall
3 99 (19.76%) DNS
4 90 (17.96%) LAN
5 89 (17.76%) WAN
6 66 (13.17%) DHCP
7 59 (11.78%) VPN
8 39 (7.78%) NAS
9 29 (5.79%) Wi-Fi
10 28 (5.59%) Internet
11 23 (4.59%) VLAN
12 21 (4.19%) VoIP
13 15 (2.99%) SNMP
13 15 (2.99%) Network Security
13 15 (2.99%) iSCSI
14 14 (2.79%) SMTP
15 11 (2.20%) ADSL
15 11 (2.20%) Wireless
16 9 (1.80%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (27.35%) SQL Server
2 63 (12.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 43 (8.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 30 (5.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (5.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (3.59%) Oracle Database
7 15 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.80%) SQL Server 2000
8 9 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.80%) MySQL
8 9 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (1.80%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.00%) Sybase ASA
11 5 (1.00%) DTS
12 4 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.40%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 14 (2.79%) LoadRunner
2 12 (2.40%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (1.80%) SilkPerformer
4 8 (1.60%) JIRA
5 5 (1.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.40%) NUnit
6 2 (0.40%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.40%) FxCop
6 2 (0.40%) StyleCop
6 2 (0.40%) Moq
6 2 (0.40%) Gerrit
6 2 (0.40%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.20%) Hudson
7 1 (0.20%) Ant
General
1 86 (17.17%) Finance
2 24 (4.79%) Law
3 17 (3.39%) Manufacturing
3 17 (3.39%) Retail
4 16 (3.19%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.20%) Legal
6 9 (1.80%) Advertising
7 7 (1.40%) Back Office
8 5 (1.00%) Banking
8 5 (1.00%) Multimedia
8 5 (1.00%) Marketing
9 2 (0.40%) Electronics
9 2 (0.40%) Military
10 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 107 (21.36%) Analyst
2 102 (20.36%) Support Engineer
3 59 (11.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 43 (8.58%) Support Analyst
5 40 (7.98%) IT Support
6 35 (6.99%) Server Support
7 29 (5.79%) 2nd Line Support
8 27 (5.39%) 3rd Line Support
9 24 (4.79%) Consultant
10 23 (4.59%) Senior Analyst
10 23 (4.59%) IT Support Engineer
11 21 (4.19%) Server Engineer
11 21 (4.19%) Service Analyst
11 21 (4.19%) 1st Line Support
12 20 (3.99%) Administrator
12 20 (3.99%) Server Support Engineer
12 20 (3.99%) Windows Support Engineer
13 18 (3.59%) Windows Server Engineer
14 16 (3.19%) Support Technician
15 15 (2.99%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (6.79%) .NET
2 16 (3.19%) Web Services
3 11 (2.20%) WCF
4 9 (1.80%) WF
4 9 (1.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 9 (1.80%) .NET Framework
5 8 (1.60%) HTML
5 8 (1.60%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.60%) COM
6 3 (0.60%) CSS
7 2 (0.40%) Ninject
7 2 (0.40%) LINQ
8 1 (0.20%) HTML5
8 1 (0.20%) J2EE
8 1 (0.20%) ADO
8 1 (0.20%) WSH
8 1 (0.20%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.19%) Management Information System
2 24 (4.79%) Clustering
3 22 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (2.99%) Blackberry
5 12 (2.40%) Thin Client
5 12 (2.40%) Fat Client
6 11 (2.20%) EqualLogic
7 10 (2.00%) Replication
7 10 (2.00%) iPhone
8 7 (1.40%) Firmware
9 5 (1.00%) VLE
10 4 (0.80%) CLARiiON
11 3 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.60%) Kindle
11 3 (0.60%) GIS
12 2 (0.40%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.40%) CCTV
12 2 (0.40%) Statistics
12 2 (0.40%) User Experience
13 1 (0.20%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 501 (100.00%) Windows
2 310 (61.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 233 (46.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 184 (36.73%) Windows 7
5 109 (21.76%) Windows XP
6 87 (17.37%) Linux
7 58 (11.58%) UNIX
7 58 (11.58%) Windows 8
8 25 (4.99%) Windows 2000
9 19 (3.79%) Windows 2000 Server
10 18 (3.59%) VMS
11 12 (2.40%) Solaris
12 11 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (2.00%) AIX
14 9 (1.80%) CentOS
14 9 (1.80%) Windows Vista
15 7 (1.40%) Android
15 7 (1.40%) Mac OS X
16 6 (1.20%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.80%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (30.14%) ITIL
2 56 (11.18%) Change Management
3 38 (7.58%) Incident Management
4 37 (7.39%) Problem Management
5 26 (5.19%) Change Control
6 25 (4.99%) Service Delivery
7 22 (4.39%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (3.79%) Disaster Recovery
8 19 (3.79%) Project Management
8 19 (3.79%) Migration
9 18 (3.59%) Information Security
9 18 (3.59%) Configuration Management
9 18 (3.59%) CRM
10 16 (3.19%) Kalman Filter
11 14 (2.79%) Performance Tuning
12 12 (2.40%) Load Balancing
13 11 (2.20%) Capacity Planning
13 11 (2.20%) Mentoring
14 10 (2.00%) Line Management
14 10 (2.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 111 (22.16%) SQL
2 31 (6.19%) PowerShell
3 19 (3.79%) VB
4 16 (3.19%) C#
5 12 (2.40%) VB.NET
6 10 (2.00%) T-SQL
6 10 (2.00%) Perl
7 9 (1.80%) VBScript
8 8 (1.60%) PHP
9 5 (1.00%) C
10 3 (0.60%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.60%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.40%) Ruby
11 2 (0.40%) Java
12 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 137 (27.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (14.77%) MCSE
3 63 (12.57%) MCP
4 56 (11.18%) MCTS
5 49 (9.78%) MCITP
6 41 (8.18%) MCSA
7 40 (7.98%) CCNA
7 40 (7.98%) Cisco Certification
8 37 (7.39%) Degree
9 29 (5.79%) Citrix Certification
10 26 (5.19%) Security Cleared
11 23 (4.59%) SC Cleared
12 21 (4.19%) CCA
12 21 (4.19%) ITIL Certification
13 20 (3.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 14 (2.79%) ISTQB
14 14 (2.79%) ISEB
15 10 (2.00%) NCDA
16 7 (1.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 5 (1.00%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.59%) SLA
2 25 (4.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.40%) QA
4 6 (1.20%) BS7799
5 5 (1.00%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.60%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.20%) GMP
7 1 (0.20%) GLP
System Software
1 259 (51.70%) Active Directory
2 151 (30.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 130 (25.95%) Hyper-V
4 79 (15.77%) vSphere
5 69 (13.77%) XenApp
6 45 (8.98%) VMware ESX
7 35 (6.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 32 (6.39%) XenDesktop
9 19 (3.79%) XenServer
10 15 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (2.59%) MetaFrame
12 12 (2.40%) Terminal Services
13 7 (1.40%) VMware Server
14 6 (1.20%) vCloud
15 5 (1.00%) Xen
15 5 (1.00%) Terminal Server
16 4 (0.80%) ISA Server
16 4 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
16 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 3 (0.60%) NFS
Systems Management
1 49 (9.78%) SCCM
2 32 (6.39%) SCOM
3 25 (4.99%) Norton AntiVirus
4 19 (3.79%) Backup Exec
5 15 (2.99%) WSUS
6 14 (2.79%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (2.20%) SCVMM
8 10 (2.00%) HP SIM
9 8 (1.60%) OpenView
9 8 (1.60%) WhatsUp Gold
10 7 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (1.40%) Puppet
11 6 (1.20%) OpenNMS
11 6 (1.20%) NetBackup
12 5 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.80%) DameWare
14 2 (0.40%) ARCserve
14 2 (0.40%) FortiGate
15 1 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
15 1 (0.20%) Legato
Vendors
1 272 (54.29%) Microsoft
2 263 (52.50%) VMware
3 176 (35.13%) Citrix
4 82 (16.37%) HP
5 81 (16.17%) Cisco
6 49 (9.78%) Oracle
7 48 (9.58%) Dell
8 47 (9.38%) NetApp
9 32 (6.39%) Symantec
10 25 (4.99%) Juniper
10 25 (4.99%) EMC
11 21 (4.19%) CheckPoint
12 20 (3.99%) Red Hat
12 20 (3.99%) Veeam
13 16 (3.19%) McAfee
13 16 (3.19%) AppSense
14 14 (2.79%) IBM
14 14 (2.79%) Avaya
15 13 (2.59%) Sage
16 12 (2.40%) F5
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