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

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 75 71 70
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 246 221 294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.36% 3.25% 3.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.70% 12.73% 15.01%
Number of salaries quoted 219 182 266
Average salary £35,000 £28,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.80% -12.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £47,500 £43,500
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
1937 1736 1959
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 26.48% 25.56% 24.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1684 1504 1769
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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 22 December 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 22 December 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 -23 115 £34,000 +22.52% 9
Cheshire +44 92 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Lancashire -14 18 £41,250 +68.36% 2
Merseyside +6 12 £30,000 -9.09% 3
Cumbria -3 3 £32,500 -18.75%
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 512 (100.00%) Windows
2 296 (57.81%) Windows Server 2003
3 271 (52.93%) Active Directory
4 270 (52.73%) Microsoft
5 257 (50.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 248 (48.44%) VMware
7 220 (42.97%) MS Exchange
8 185 (36.13%) ITIL
9 170 (33.20%) Citrix
10 154 (30.08%) Windows 7
11 144 (28.13%) TCP/IP
12 141 (27.54%) Microsoft Certification
13 129 (25.20%) DNS
14 127 (24.80%) SAN
15 118 (23.05%) MS Excel
16 114 (22.27%) Windows XP
17 111 (21.68%) VMware Infrastructure
18 108 (21.09%) Exchange Server 2010
19 106 (20.70%) Finance
20 103 (20.12%) Exchange Server 2007
21 93 (18.16%) Hyper-V
22 92 (17.97%) LAN
22 92 (17.97%) Cisco
23 90 (17.58%) Linux
23 90 (17.58%) SQL Server
24 87 (16.99%) WAN
25 86 (16.80%) MS Office
26 83 (16.21%) MCSE
27 82 (16.02%) DHCP
28 81 (15.82%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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
1 220 (42.97%) MS Exchange
2 108 (21.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 103 (20.12%) Exchange Server 2007
4 78 (15.23%) IIS
5 75 (14.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 52 (10.16%) SharePoint
7 30 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2003
8 26 (5.08%) Lync
9 14 (2.73%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (1.95%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (1.56%) IBM Notes
12 6 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.98%) Lotus Domino
13 5 (0.98%) Apache
14 3 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.20%) CMS
15 1 (0.20%) Oracle Application Server
15 1 (0.20%) Joomla!
15 1 (0.20%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.20%) Moodle
Applications
1 118 (23.05%) MS Excel
2 86 (16.80%) MS Office
3 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.59%) Sage 1000
2 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.20%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.69%) Office 365
2 4 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.39%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 144 (28.13%) TCP/IP
2 129 (25.20%) DNS
3 127 (24.80%) SAN
4 92 (17.97%) LAN
5 87 (16.99%) WAN
6 82 (16.02%) DHCP
7 81 (15.82%) Firewall
8 71 (13.87%) VPN
9 58 (11.33%) NAS
10 43 (8.40%) SMTP
11 34 (6.64%) Internet
12 33 (6.45%) VoIP
13 23 (4.49%) iSCSI
14 20 (3.91%) VLAN
14 20 (3.91%) Network Security
15 14 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
16 11 (2.15%) Wireless
16 11 (2.15%) SNMP
16 11 (2.15%) ADSL
17 9 (1.76%) DECT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (17.58%) SQL Server
2 47 (9.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (5.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (3.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (1.56%) MySQL
7 7 (1.37%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.78%) MS Access
8 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.59%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.20%) SAP Data Services
11 1 (0.20%) DTS
Development Applications
1 14 (2.73%) LoadRunner
2 12 (2.34%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.76%) SilkPerformer
4 5 (0.98%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.20%) MSI
5 1 (0.20%) NUnit
5 1 (0.20%) FxCop
5 1 (0.20%) StyleCop
5 1 (0.20%) Moq
5 1 (0.20%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
General
1 106 (20.70%) Finance
2 23 (4.49%) Law
3 19 (3.71%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.54%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.34%) Retail
6 7 (1.37%) Back Office
7 5 (0.98%) Legal
8 4 (0.78%) Advertising
9 3 (0.59%) German Language
10 2 (0.39%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.39%) Marketing
10 2 (0.39%) Publishing
10 2 (0.39%) Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Military
11 1 (0.20%) Electronics
11 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.20%) French Language
11 1 (0.20%) Norwegian Language
11 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.20%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 101 (19.73%) Analyst
2 100 (19.53%) Support Engineer
3 62 (12.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 48 (9.38%) Server Engineer
5 47 (9.18%) Server Support
6 38 (7.42%) Server Support Engineer
7 35 (6.84%) Windows Support Engineer
8 33 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
9 31 (6.05%) Windows Server Engineer
9 31 (6.05%) IT Support
10 29 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
11 28 (5.47%) Support Analyst
12 27 (5.27%) Service Analyst
12 27 (5.27%) Senior Analyst
13 24 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 20 (3.91%) Service Desk Analyst
14 20 (3.91%) Consultant
15 16 (3.13%) Support Technician
15 16 (3.13%) Security Analyst
15 16 (3.13%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (8.98%) .NET
2 7 (1.37%) CSS
3 6 (1.17%) HTML
4 5 (0.98%) Web Services
5 4 (0.78%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.59%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.39%) DAO
7 2 (0.39%) ADO
8 1 (0.20%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.20%) EDIFACT
8 1 (0.20%) SOAP
8 1 (0.20%) WCF
8 1 (0.20%) LINQ
8 1 (0.20%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 48 (9.38%) Clustering
2 34 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.91%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.34%) Blackberry
4 12 (2.34%) Life Science
5 9 (1.76%) iPhone
6 8 (1.56%) Replication
7 7 (1.37%) Thin Client
7 7 (1.37%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.17%) EqualLogic
9 5 (0.98%) CLARiiON
10 3 (0.59%) VLE
10 3 (0.59%) User Experience
11 2 (0.39%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.39%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.39%) CCTV
11 2 (0.39%) Statistics
11 2 (0.39%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.39%) Celerra
11 2 (0.39%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 512 (100.00%) Windows
2 296 (57.81%) Windows Server 2003
3 257 (50.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 154 (30.08%) Windows 7
5 114 (22.27%) Windows XP
6 90 (17.58%) Linux
7 62 (12.11%) UNIX
8 56 (10.94%) Windows 8
9 27 (5.27%) Windows 2000
10 25 (4.88%) VMS
11 23 (4.49%) Windows Vista
12 14 (2.73%) Solaris
13 12 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (1.95%) Windows 2000 Server
14 10 (1.95%) CentOS
15 7 (1.37%) Android
16 6 (1.17%) Apple iOS
16 6 (1.17%) AIX
17 3 (0.59%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (36.13%) ITIL
2 53 (10.35%) Migration
3 51 (9.96%) Change Management
4 37 (7.23%) Service Delivery
5 36 (7.03%) Problem Management
6 32 (6.25%) Load Balancing
6 32 (6.25%) Change Control
7 31 (6.05%) Incident Management
8 27 (5.27%) Project Management
9 25 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
10 22 (4.30%) Kalman Filter
11 18 (3.52%) Performance Monitoring
12 16 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (3.13%) Time Management
13 15 (2.93%) Service Management
13 15 (2.93%) Information Security
13 15 (2.93%) Line Management
14 13 (2.54%) Mentoring
14 13 (2.54%) PRINCE2
15 12 (2.34%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 80 (15.63%) SQL
2 65 (12.70%) PowerShell
3 34 (6.64%) VB.NET
4 31 (6.05%) Perl
5 21 (4.10%) VB
6 13 (2.54%) VBScript
7 7 (1.37%) PHP
8 6 (1.17%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.17%) T-SQL
9 5 (0.98%) C
10 2 (0.39%) C#
10 2 (0.39%) VBA
10 2 (0.39%) VB6
11 1 (0.20%) Ruby
11 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.20%) Java
Qualifications
1 141 (27.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (16.21%) MCSE
3 66 (12.89%) MCITP
4 51 (9.96%) MCP
5 48 (9.38%) MCTS
6 39 (7.62%) MCSA
7 36 (7.03%) Degree
8 32 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (5.66%) Citrix Certification
10 25 (4.88%) CCNA
10 25 (4.88%) CCA
11 24 (4.69%) Security Cleared
12 23 (4.49%) ISTQB
12 23 (4.49%) ISEB
13 22 (4.30%) SC Cleared
14 21 (4.10%) ITIL Certification
15 18 (3.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 16 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 9 (1.76%) CCNP
18 8 (1.56%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.88%) SLA
2 19 (3.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.95%) QA
4 5 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.20%) BS7799
System Software
1 271 (52.93%) Active Directory
2 111 (21.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (18.16%) Hyper-V
4 59 (11.52%) vSphere
5 56 (10.94%) XenApp
6 47 (9.18%) VMware ESX
7 31 (6.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 23 (4.49%) XenDesktop
9 18 (3.52%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (2.15%) MetaFrame
11 10 (1.95%) XenServer
12 9 (1.76%) Terminal Services
13 7 (1.37%) Firmware
14 5 (0.98%) NFS
14 5 (0.98%) Xen
15 4 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (0.39%) ISA Server
16 2 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
16 2 (0.39%) vCloud
16 2 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 49 (9.57%) Norton AntiVirus
2 27 (5.27%) SCCM
3 20 (3.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 19 (3.71%) Backup Exec
5 18 (3.52%) SCOM
6 16 (3.13%) WSUS
7 14 (2.73%) HP Quality Center
8 10 (1.95%) NetBackup
9 8 (1.56%) HP SIM
9 8 (1.56%) WhatsUp Gold
10 6 (1.17%) SCVMM
11 5 (0.98%) EdgeSight
12 4 (0.78%) EMC NetWorker
12 4 (0.78%) MIMEsweeper
13 3 (0.59%) ARCserve
14 2 (0.39%) Legato
14 2 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
14 2 (0.39%) OpenNMS
14 2 (0.39%) Puppet
14 2 (0.39%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 270 (52.73%) Microsoft
2 248 (48.44%) VMware
3 170 (33.20%) Citrix
4 92 (17.97%) Cisco
5 71 (13.87%) HP
6 57 (11.13%) Symantec
7 48 (9.38%) Dell
8 39 (7.62%) EMC
9 37 (7.23%) NetApp
10 29 (5.66%) Oracle
11 26 (5.08%) Juniper
12 24 (4.69%) McAfee
13 22 (4.30%) CheckPoint
14 21 (4.10%) IronPort
15 16 (3.13%) Red Hat
16 14 (2.73%) Avaya
17 12 (2.34%) AppSense
17 12 (2.34%) F5
18 10 (1.95%) Splunk
18 10 (1.95%) Fortinet
Ormskirk, Lancashire
Witherslack Group
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Training
Posted: 13 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £240 - £250 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £31805.72 - £35781.44 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Broady Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + car or allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford
Spectrum IT
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + +Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum + excellent bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Accrington, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 11 days ago
North West England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Very rare, Exceptional Opportunity
Posted: 20 days ago