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

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 79 66 71
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 230 250 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.10% 3.60% 3.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.67% 14.19% 15.22%
Number of salaries quoted 200 188 264
Average salary £35,000 £29,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.68% -10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £45,000 £43,000
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
1816 1762 1846
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.46% 25.38% 24.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1559 1513 1659
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,000 £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 25 November 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 25 November 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 -11 122 £35,000 +15.70% 29
Cheshire +12 74 £37,500 +41.50% 5
Lancashire -15 18 £37,500 +53.06% 4
Merseyside -4 9 £28,500 -31.32% 8
Cumbria +3 4 £32,500 +44.44%
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 505 (100.00%) Windows
2 286 (56.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 273 (54.06%) Active Directory
4 259 (51.29%) Microsoft
5 248 (49.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 234 (46.34%) VMware
7 221 (43.76%) MS Exchange
8 178 (35.25%) ITIL
9 174 (34.46%) Citrix
9 174 (34.46%) Windows 7
10 146 (28.91%) Microsoft Certification
10 146 (28.91%) TCP/IP
11 122 (24.16%) Exchange Server 2010
12 120 (23.76%) SAN
12 120 (23.76%) MS Excel
13 118 (23.37%) DNS
14 111 (21.98%) VMware Infrastructure
15 110 (21.78%) Windows XP
16 103 (20.40%) Finance
17 101 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
18 100 (19.80%) Hyper-V
19 96 (19.01%) MS Office
20 94 (18.61%) SQL Server
20 94 (18.61%) Linux
21 84 (16.63%) SQL
21 84 (16.63%) LAN
22 82 (16.24%) MCSE
23 81 (16.04%) Firewall
24 80 (15.84%) WAN
25 77 (15.25%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 (43.76%) MS Exchange
2 122 (24.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 101 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 70 (13.86%) IIS
5 64 (12.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 50 (9.90%) SharePoint
7 29 (5.74%) Lync
8 28 (5.54%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (2.18%) SharePoint 2010
9 11 (2.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (1.78%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (1.58%) Apache
12 6 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.79%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.59%) Lotus Domino
15 2 (0.40%) Site Server
15 2 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
16 1 (0.20%) Moodle
16 1 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
16 1 (0.20%) CMS
Applications
1 120 (23.76%) MS Excel
2 96 (19.01%) MS Office
3 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.59%) Sage 1000
2 2 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.20%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.36%) Office 365
2 4 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.40%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 146 (28.91%) TCP/IP
2 120 (23.76%) SAN
3 118 (23.37%) DNS
4 84 (16.63%) LAN
5 81 (16.04%) Firewall
6 80 (15.84%) WAN
7 76 (15.05%) VPN
8 73 (14.46%) DHCP
9 53 (10.50%) NAS
10 35 (6.93%) SMTP
11 32 (6.34%) Internet
12 30 (5.94%) VoIP
13 19 (3.76%) VLAN
13 19 (3.76%) iSCSI
14 17 (3.37%) Network Security
15 15 (2.97%) Wi-Fi
16 11 (2.18%) SNMP
17 9 (1.78%) Wireless
18 8 (1.58%) SSL
18 8 (1.58%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (18.61%) SQL Server
2 46 (9.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (4.36%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (2.38%) MySQL
7 9 (1.78%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (1.39%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.79%) MS Access
11 3 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.59%) DTS
12 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (0.20%) OLAP
13 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.20%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 14 (2.77%) LoadRunner
2 12 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (1.78%) SilkPerformer
4 7 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.99%) 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%) JIRA
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.20%) MSI
General
1 103 (20.40%) Finance
2 26 (5.15%) Law
3 18 (3.56%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.77%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.57%) Retail
6 9 (1.78%) Legal
7 7 (1.39%) Back Office
8 5 (0.99%) Multimedia
8 5 (0.99%) Marketing
9 4 (0.79%) Banking
10 3 (0.59%) German Language
10 3 (0.59%) Advertising
11 2 (0.40%) Electronics
11 2 (0.40%) Military
12 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 111 (21.98%) Analyst
2 100 (19.80%) Support Engineer
3 55 (10.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 44 (8.71%) Server Support
5 41 (8.12%) Server Engineer
5 41 (8.12%) IT Support
6 38 (7.52%) Support Analyst
7 34 (6.73%) Server Support Engineer
7 34 (6.73%) Windows Support Engineer
8 29 (5.74%) Windows Server Engineer
8 29 (5.74%) 3rd Line Support
8 29 (5.74%) Service Analyst
8 29 (5.74%) 2nd Line Support
9 25 (4.95%) Senior Analyst
10 20 (3.96%) Service Desk Analyst
10 20 (3.96%) 1st Line Support
11 19 (3.76%) Team Leader
12 18 (3.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 17 (3.37%) Consultant
14 16 (3.17%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (8.91%) .NET
2 11 (2.18%) HTML
3 8 (1.58%) CSS
4 7 (1.39%) Web Services
5 4 (0.79%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.59%) WCF
7 2 (0.40%) DAO
7 2 (0.40%) LINQ
7 2 (0.40%) Ninject
7 2 (0.40%) ADO
8 1 (0.20%) EDIFACT
8 1 (0.20%) SOAP
8 1 (0.20%) HTML5
8 1 (0.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.20%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.20%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.20%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.12%) Clustering
2 29 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (5.54%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.37%) Blackberry
5 11 (2.18%) iPhone
6 8 (1.58%) Thin Client
6 8 (1.58%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.39%) Replication
7 7 (1.39%) EqualLogic
7 7 (1.39%) Life Science
8 6 (1.19%) VLE
9 4 (0.79%) CLARiiON
10 3 (0.59%) Statistics
10 3 (0.59%) User Experience
11 2 (0.40%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.40%) CCTV
11 2 (0.40%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.20%) Celerra
12 1 (0.20%) PDA
12 1 (0.20%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 505 (100.00%) Windows
2 286 (56.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 248 (49.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 174 (34.46%) Windows 7
5 110 (21.78%) Windows XP
6 94 (18.61%) Linux
7 64 (12.67%) UNIX
8 58 (11.49%) Windows 8
9 25 (4.95%) Windows 2000
9 25 (4.95%) VMS
10 21 (4.16%) Windows Vista
11 18 (3.56%) Windows 2000 Server
12 13 (2.57%) Solaris
13 12 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (1.98%) AIX
15 9 (1.78%) Apple iOS
16 8 (1.58%) Android
16 8 (1.58%) CentOS
17 5 (0.99%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.59%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (35.25%) ITIL
2 54 (10.69%) Change Management
3 41 (8.12%) Migration
4 34 (6.73%) Service Delivery
4 34 (6.73%) Incident Management
4 34 (6.73%) Problem Management
5 33 (6.53%) Change Control
6 27 (5.35%) Load Balancing
7 23 (4.55%) Project Management
8 21 (4.16%) Kalman Filter
9 20 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
9 20 (3.96%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (3.56%) Service Management
11 17 (3.37%) Information Security
11 17 (3.37%) Time Management
12 16 (3.17%) Line Management
13 13 (2.57%) Performance Monitoring
14 11 (2.18%) Software Deployment
14 11 (2.18%) Performance Tuning
15 10 (1.98%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 84 (16.63%) SQL
2 59 (11.68%) PowerShell
3 28 (5.54%) VB.NET
4 26 (5.15%) Perl
5 21 (4.16%) VB
6 11 (2.18%) VBScript
7 10 (1.98%) PHP
8 9 (1.78%) T-SQL
9 8 (1.58%) C#
10 7 (1.39%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.99%) C
12 3 (0.59%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.40%) Ruby
13 2 (0.40%) VBA
13 2 (0.40%) Java
Qualifications
1 146 (28.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 82 (16.24%) MCSE
3 63 (12.48%) MCITP
4 59 (11.68%) MCP
5 52 (10.30%) MCTS
6 46 (9.11%) MCSA
7 39 (7.72%) Degree
8 31 (6.14%) Citrix Certification
9 29 (5.74%) Cisco Certification
10 25 (4.95%) CCNA
10 25 (4.95%) Security Cleared
11 24 (4.75%) CCA
12 22 (4.36%) ITIL Certification
12 22 (4.36%) SC Cleared
13 21 (4.16%) ISTQB
13 21 (4.16%) ISEB
14 15 (2.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 14 (2.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 7 (1.39%) CCNP
17 6 (1.19%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.14%) SLA
2 19 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.98%) QA
4 4 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.20%) BS7799
7 1 (0.20%) GMP
7 1 (0.20%) GLP
System Software
1 273 (54.06%) Active Directory
2 111 (21.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 100 (19.80%) Hyper-V
4 63 (12.48%) XenApp
5 59 (11.68%) vSphere
6 44 (8.71%) VMware ESX
7 29 (5.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 25 (4.95%) XenDesktop
9 19 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (2.57%) XenServer
11 11 (2.18%) MetaFrame
12 9 (1.78%) Terminal Services
13 7 (1.39%) Firmware
14 4 (0.79%) NFS
14 4 (0.79%) Xen
15 3 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (0.40%) ISA Server
16 2 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
16 2 (0.40%) VirtualBox
16 2 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 42 (8.32%) Norton AntiVirus
2 26 (5.15%) SCCM
3 18 (3.56%) WSUS
4 16 (3.17%) Backup Exec
5 15 (2.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 14 (2.77%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (2.18%) SCOM
8 9 (1.78%) NetBackup
9 8 (1.58%) HP SIM
9 8 (1.58%) WhatsUp Gold
10 6 (1.19%) SCVMM
11 5 (0.99%) EdgeSight
12 4 (0.79%) MIMEsweeper
12 4 (0.79%) DameWare
13 3 (0.59%) ARCserve
14 2 (0.40%) Legato
14 2 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
14 2 (0.40%) FortiGate
14 2 (0.40%) SCDPM
14 2 (0.40%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 259 (51.29%) Microsoft
2 234 (46.34%) VMware
3 174 (34.46%) Citrix
4 77 (15.25%) Cisco
5 72 (14.26%) HP
6 51 (10.10%) Symantec
7 49 (9.70%) Dell
8 36 (7.13%) Oracle
9 33 (6.53%) EMC
10 29 (5.74%) NetApp
11 25 (4.95%) Juniper
12 22 (4.36%) CheckPoint
13 19 (3.76%) McAfee
14 18 (3.56%) Red Hat
15 16 (3.17%) IronPort
16 12 (2.38%) F5
16 12 (2.38%) AppSense
17 11 (2.18%) Fortinet
18 10 (1.98%) Splunk
18 10 (1.98%) Avaya
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Quindell Resourcing
Salary: Circa £22,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Broady Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum + car or allowance
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Complete Resourcing
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £26000 - £36000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Rochdale, Lancashire
Broady Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + car or allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £29000 - £38000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £33500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Stott & May
Salary: £55000 - £70000 Per Annum + Car Allowance + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 5 days ago
Accrington, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £27500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago