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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 97 61 62
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 192 276 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.80% 3.71% 3.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.87% 15.89% 14.64%
Number of salaries quoted 145 227 226
Average salary £32,500 £31,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.17% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £21,980
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £50,000 £45,000
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
1617 1737 1769
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.61% 23.37% 25.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1305 1413 1538
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,075 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -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 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 2 September 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 -12 109 £32,500 -1.59% 15
Cheshire -32 52 £29,000 -9.37% 6
Merseyside -2 17 £37,000 +57.44% 9
Lancashire -2 12 £27,500 -3.50% 1
Cumbria -14 2 £23,500 -44.70%
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 388 (100.00%) Windows
2 251 (64.69%) Microsoft
3 228 (58.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 227 (58.51%) Active Directory
4 227 (58.51%) VMware
5 203 (52.32%) MS Exchange
6 149 (38.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 137 (35.31%) Exchange Server 2010
8 136 (35.05%) Windows 7
9 130 (33.51%) DNS
10 123 (31.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 107 (27.58%) VMware Infrastructure
12 106 (27.32%) ITIL
13 102 (26.29%) MS Excel
14 99 (25.52%) MCSE
15 93 (23.97%) DHCP
16 90 (23.20%) SAN
16 90 (23.20%) Cisco
17 87 (22.42%) Hyper-V
18 81 (20.88%) Citrix
18 81 (20.88%) SQL Server
19 80 (20.62%) SQL
20 79 (20.36%) Firewall
21 77 (19.85%) Windows 8
21 77 (19.85%) MCITP
22 74 (19.07%) Exchange Server 2007
23 71 (18.30%) TCP/IP
24 67 (17.27%) Exchange Server 2013
25 63 (16.24%) Cisco Certification
26 61 (15.72%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 203 (52.32%) MS Exchange
2 137 (35.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 74 (19.07%) Exchange Server 2007
4 67 (17.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 57 (14.69%) IIS
6 56 (14.43%) SharePoint
7 29 (7.47%) Lync
8 23 (5.93%) SharePoint 2010
9 18 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (1.80%) Apache
10 7 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (1.80%) Office Communications Server
11 6 (1.55%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.29%) nginx
13 3 (0.77%) Oracle Application Server
13 3 (0.77%) Oracle 9iAS
14 2 (0.52%) WordPress
15 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 102 (26.29%) MS Excel
2 61 (15.72%) MS Office
3 4 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.77%) ProjectWise
5 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.29%) Magento
2 5 (1.29%) Sage 50
3 3 (0.77%) Primavera
3 3 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.52%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.26%) Agresso
5 1 (0.26%) MFGPRO
5 1 (0.26%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.26%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 39 (10.05%) Office 365
2 13 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (2.06%) Amazon S3
4 8 (2.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (1.55%) Amazon EMR
6 5 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.52%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 130 (33.51%) DNS
2 93 (23.97%) DHCP
3 90 (23.20%) SAN
4 79 (20.36%) Firewall
5 71 (18.30%) TCP/IP
6 61 (15.72%) WAN
7 57 (14.69%) LAN
8 44 (11.34%) VPN
9 36 (9.28%) NAS
10 30 (7.73%) Wireless
11 18 (4.64%) VoIP
11 18 (4.64%) VLAN
12 17 (4.38%) MPLS
13 14 (3.61%) Ethernet
13 14 (3.61%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (3.35%) Internet
15 12 (3.09%) IP Telephony
15 12 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
15 12 (3.09%) FTP
15 12 (3.09%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (20.88%) SQL Server
2 45 (11.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (6.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (4.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (4.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (2.58%) Oracle Database
7 9 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (2.32%) MySQL
8 8 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (1.55%) Amazon Redshift
9 6 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (1.55%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.77%) Oracle9i Database
13 2 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.26%) MSI
General
1 47 (12.11%) Finance
2 17 (4.38%) Law
3 16 (4.12%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.87%) Legal
4 15 (3.87%) Manufacturing
5 14 (3.61%) Retail
6 12 (3.09%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.03%) Advertising
8 3 (0.77%) Publishing
8 3 (0.77%) Back Office
9 2 (0.52%) Marketing
10 1 (0.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (19.33%) Support Engineer
2 60 (15.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 58 (14.95%) 3rd Line Support
4 56 (14.43%) Administrator
5 46 (11.86%) Analyst
6 37 (9.54%) IT Support
7 33 (8.51%) 2nd Line Support
8 31 (7.99%) Systems Administrator
9 29 (7.47%) Consultant
10 28 (7.22%) Support Analyst
11 27 (6.96%) IT Support Engineer
12 21 (5.41%) DBA
12 21 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 20 (5.15%) IT Manager
14 19 (4.90%) Infrastructure Specialist
14 19 (4.90%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 19 (4.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 17 (4.38%) Architect
15 17 (4.38%) Systems Engineer
16 12 (3.09%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.32%) CSS
2 8 (2.06%) .NET
2 8 (2.06%) 802.1X
3 6 (1.55%) ASP.NET
3 6 (1.55%) Web Services
4 5 (1.29%) EDI
4 5 (1.29%) LAMP
5 4 (1.03%) COM
6 3 (0.77%) HTML
6 3 (0.77%) WebCenter
7 2 (0.52%) Middleware
8 1 (0.26%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.26%) jQuery
8 1 (0.26%) XML
8 1 (0.26%) HTML5
8 1 (0.26%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.31%) Clustering
2 35 (9.02%) Data Centre
3 26 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (6.19%) Replication
5 8 (2.06%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.06%) Client/Server
5 8 (2.06%) Thin Client
5 8 (2.06%) Blackberry
5 8 (2.06%) Life Science
5 8 (2.06%) Fat Client
6 6 (1.55%) iPhone
6 6 (1.55%) FlexPod
7 5 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.03%) Statistics
8 4 (1.03%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.77%) LPAR
9 3 (0.77%) iPad
9 3 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.77%) Mobile Computing
9 3 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 388 (100.00%) Windows
2 228 (58.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 136 (35.05%) Windows 7
4 123 (31.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 77 (19.85%) Windows 8
6 34 (8.76%) Windows XP
7 17 (4.38%) Linux
8 16 (4.12%) UNIX
9 9 (2.32%) Windows Vista
10 8 (2.06%) Solaris
10 8 (2.06%) Data ONTAP
11 7 (1.80%) AIX
12 6 (1.55%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (1.29%) CentOS
14 4 (1.03%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.77%) Android
15 3 (0.77%) NetWare
16 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.52%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (27.32%) ITIL
2 32 (8.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 30 (7.73%) Project Management
4 27 (6.96%) Capacity Planning
5 26 (6.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 26 (6.70%) Migration
6 25 (6.44%) Mentoring
7 21 (5.41%) Service Management
8 18 (4.64%) Service Delivery
8 18 (4.64%) Change Management
9 17 (4.38%) Line Management
10 16 (4.12%) Incident Management
10 16 (4.12%) Problem Management
11 13 (3.35%) Infrastructure Management
12 11 (2.84%) PRINCE2
12 11 (2.84%) Coaching
13 10 (2.58%) Security Patching
13 10 (2.58%) CRM
13 10 (2.58%) E-Commerce
13 10 (2.58%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 80 (20.62%) SQL
2 33 (8.51%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.32%) PHP
3 9 (2.32%) T-SQL
4 7 (1.80%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.55%) VBScript
6 5 (1.29%) VB
7 4 (1.03%) C#
7 4 (1.03%) LINC
8 3 (0.77%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.77%) Prolog
9 2 (0.52%) AWK
9 2 (0.52%) C
9 2 (0.52%) R
9 2 (0.52%) sed
9 2 (0.52%) Java
9 2 (0.52%) Perl
9 2 (0.52%) VBA
9 2 (0.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 149 (38.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 99 (25.52%) MCSE
3 77 (19.85%) MCITP
4 63 (16.24%) Cisco Certification
5 61 (15.72%) MCSA
6 53 (13.66%) CCNA
7 52 (13.40%) MCP
7 52 (13.40%) MCTS
8 44 (11.34%) Degree
9 36 (9.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 23 (5.93%) Citrix Certification
11 20 (5.15%) CCA
12 19 (4.90%) CCNP
13 14 (3.61%) NCDA
14 11 (2.84%) CCIE
15 10 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (2.58%) CCEE
16 8 (2.06%) JNCIA
16 8 (2.06%) HND
17 6 (1.55%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.99%) SLA
2 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.26%) QA
System Software
1 227 (58.51%) Active Directory
2 107 (27.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (22.42%) Hyper-V
4 30 (7.73%) XenApp
4 30 (7.73%) vSphere
5 27 (6.96%) VMware ESX
6 25 (6.44%) XenDesktop
7 22 (5.67%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (5.41%) XenServer
9 9 (2.32%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.03%) SRDF
11 3 (0.77%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.77%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.77%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.52%) Firmware
12 2 (0.52%) Cronacle
13 1 (0.26%) Xen
13 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 44 (11.34%) SCCM
2 29 (7.47%) SCOM
3 14 (3.61%) WSUS
4 10 (2.58%) Backup Exec
5 7 (1.80%) SCOrch
6 5 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (1.29%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (1.29%) ServiceCenter
6 5 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.77%) MOM
7 3 (0.77%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.52%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.52%) Puppet
8 2 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.52%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.52%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.26%) Legato
9 1 (0.26%) LiteSpeed
9 1 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 251 (64.69%) Microsoft
2 227 (58.51%) VMware
3 90 (23.20%) Cisco
4 81 (20.88%) Citrix
5 47 (12.11%) HP
5 47 (12.11%) NetApp
6 39 (10.05%) Dell
7 19 (4.90%) EMC
8 16 (4.12%) IBM
9 15 (3.87%) Oracle
10 12 (3.09%) McAfee
11 11 (2.84%) Symantec
11 11 (2.84%) Juniper
12 10 (2.58%) SolarWinds
13 9 (2.32%) Veeam
13 9 (2.32%) Avaya
13 9 (2.32%) AppSense
14 7 (1.80%) Sophos
14 7 (1.80%) Intel
14 7 (1.80%) WatchGuard
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