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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 78 68 57
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -11
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 218 258 318
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.32% 3.61% 4.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.04% 14.63% 15.79%
Number of salaries quoted 172 216 255
Average salary £33,528 £29,339 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.27% -16.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £21,300
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £45,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £35,000 £36,375
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -3.78%
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
1553 1764 2014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.66% 24.70% 26.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1286 1452 1707
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -26 111 £32,500 +5.69% 24
Cheshire +12 72 £35,000 +20.68% 16
Merseyside +18 20 £37,500 +19.04% 5
Lancashire +1 15 £30,000 +22.44% 2
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 472 (100.00%) Windows
2 307 (65.04%) Microsoft
3 272 (57.63%) VMware
4 251 (53.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 249 (52.75%) Active Directory
6 233 (49.36%) MS Exchange
7 213 (45.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 150 (31.78%) Windows 7
9 149 (31.57%) ITIL
10 145 (30.72%) Microsoft Certification
11 132 (27.97%) MS Excel
11 132 (27.97%) Exchange Server 2010
12 130 (27.54%) Citrix
13 127 (26.91%) DNS
14 126 (26.69%) Cisco
15 117 (24.79%) TCP/IP
16 114 (24.15%) SQL Server
17 111 (23.52%) VMware Infrastructure
18 108 (22.88%) SAN
19 107 (22.67%) DHCP
20 100 (21.19%) MCSE
21 97 (20.55%) SQL
21 97 (20.55%) Exchange Server 2013
22 95 (20.13%) MS Office
23 88 (18.64%) NetApp
24 86 (18.22%) Exchange Server 2007
25 81 (17.16%) HP
26 79 (16.74%) Firewall
26 79 (16.74%) Finance
27 78 (16.53%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 233 (49.36%) MS Exchange
2 132 (27.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 97 (20.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 86 (18.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 74 (15.68%) IIS
6 66 (13.98%) SharePoint
7 35 (7.42%) Exchange Server 2003
8 22 (4.66%) Lync
9 21 (4.45%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (2.12%) IBM Notes
11 7 (1.48%) Lotus Domino
12 6 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
15 2 (0.42%) Apache
15 2 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.21%) CMS
16 1 (0.21%) SAS
16 1 (0.21%) Site Server
Applications
1 132 (27.97%) MS Excel
2 95 (20.13%) MS Office
3 2 (0.42%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (1.06%) Sage 50
2 2 (0.42%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.21%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.99%) Office 365
2 7 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.42%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (0.42%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 127 (26.91%) DNS
2 117 (24.79%) TCP/IP
3 108 (22.88%) SAN
4 107 (22.67%) DHCP
5 79 (16.74%) Firewall
6 73 (15.47%) WAN
6 73 (15.47%) LAN
7 72 (15.25%) VPN
8 41 (8.69%) NAS
9 31 (6.57%) VLAN
10 27 (5.72%) iSCSI
10 27 (5.72%) VoIP
10 27 (5.72%) Internet
11 24 (5.08%) SMTP
12 21 (4.45%) Wi-Fi
12 21 (4.45%) Wireless
13 15 (3.18%) ADSL
14 10 (2.12%) DECT
14 10 (2.12%) Ethernet
14 10 (2.12%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (24.15%) SQL Server
2 66 (13.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (6.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (4.87%) SQL Server 2005
5 18 (3.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.48%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.85%) MySQL
10 4 (0.85%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Power View
13 1 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (0.21%) MS Access
13 1 (0.21%) InterBase
13 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.42%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.42%) MSI
3 1 (0.21%) Subversion
3 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.21%) Dreamweaver
General
1 79 (16.74%) Finance
2 20 (4.24%) Telecoms
3 18 (3.81%) Manufacturing
4 8 (1.69%) Advertising
5 6 (1.27%) Law
6 5 (1.06%) Publishing
7 2 (0.42%) Banking
7 2 (0.42%) Retail
7 2 (0.42%) French Language
7 2 (0.42%) German Language
7 2 (0.42%) Norwegian Language
7 2 (0.42%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.42%) Swedish Language
7 2 (0.42%) Legal
7 2 (0.42%) Automotive
7 2 (0.42%) Back Office
8 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 96 (20.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 93 (19.70%) Support Engineer
3 56 (11.86%) 3rd Line Support
4 54 (11.44%) Analyst
5 49 (10.38%) 2nd Line Support
6 33 (6.99%) IT Support
7 31 (6.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 28 (5.93%) Server Engineer
9 27 (5.72%) Server Support
10 24 (5.08%) Service Analyst
11 23 (4.87%) Consultant
12 19 (4.03%) Administrator
13 18 (3.81%) Support Analyst
13 18 (3.81%) Infrastructure Specialist
14 17 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 17 (3.60%) IT Support Engineer
15 16 (3.39%) IT Manager
15 16 (3.39%) Server Support Engineer
16 14 (2.97%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 14 (2.97%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (7.20%) .NET
2 12 (2.54%) CSS
3 11 (2.33%) ASP.NET
4 10 (2.12%) EDI
5 5 (1.06%) Web Services
6 4 (0.85%) Application Packaging
7 3 (0.64%) X-Windows
8 2 (0.42%) XML
9 1 (0.21%) COM
9 1 (0.21%) LAMP
9 1 (0.21%) Ajax
9 1 (0.21%) NHibernate
9 1 (0.21%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.21%) jQuery
9 1 (0.21%) WAMP
9 1 (0.21%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 1 (0.21%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.11%) Clustering
2 41 (8.69%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.39%) Life Science
4 11 (2.33%) Fat Client
4 11 (2.33%) Replication
4 11 (2.33%) Thin Client
5 8 (1.69%) Blackberry
6 7 (1.48%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.27%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.06%) EqualLogic
9 4 (0.85%) Statistics
10 3 (0.64%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.42%) User Experience
11 2 (0.42%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.42%) iPhone
11 2 (0.42%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.42%) CLARiiON
11 2 (0.42%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.42%) E-Learning
11 2 (0.42%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 472 (100.00%) Windows
2 251 (53.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 213 (45.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 150 (31.78%) Windows 7
5 78 (16.53%) Windows XP
5 78 (16.53%) Windows 8
6 60 (12.71%) Linux
7 28 (5.93%) UNIX
8 26 (5.51%) Windows Vista
9 10 (2.12%) CentOS
9 10 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.06%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.85%) VMS
11 4 (0.85%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.64%) AIX
12 3 (0.64%) Solaris
12 3 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.21%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (31.57%) ITIL
2 44 (9.32%) Migration
3 33 (6.99%) Project Management
4 32 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 30 (6.36%) Service Delivery
6 28 (5.93%) Problem Management
7 25 (5.30%) Change Management
8 23 (4.87%) PRINCE2
9 22 (4.66%) Time Management
10 20 (4.24%) Performance Monitoring
10 20 (4.24%) Mentoring
11 18 (3.81%) Infrastructure Management
11 18 (3.81%) ERP
11 18 (3.81%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (3.60%) Service Management
13 14 (2.97%) Document Management
14 13 (2.75%) Load Balancing
15 12 (2.54%) Performance Management
15 12 (2.54%) Incident Management
15 12 (2.54%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 97 (20.55%) SQL
2 62 (13.14%) PowerShell
3 22 (4.66%) VB.NET
4 21 (4.45%) VB
5 15 (3.18%) VBScript
6 12 (2.54%) JavaScript
6 12 (2.54%) Perl
7 10 (2.12%) VB6
8 7 (1.48%) C
9 6 (1.27%) VBA
10 3 (0.64%) PHP
11 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.21%) PHP5
11 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.21%) R
Qualifications
1 145 (30.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 100 (21.19%) MCSE
3 69 (14.62%) MCITP
4 58 (12.29%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (11.23%) MCP
6 52 (11.02%) CCNA
7 46 (9.75%) MCSA
8 43 (9.11%) MCTS
9 38 (8.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 36 (7.63%) Degree
11 32 (6.78%) Citrix Certification
12 29 (6.14%) CCA
13 17 (3.60%) NCDA
14 12 (2.54%) CCEE
15 10 (2.12%) SC Cleared
15 10 (2.12%) Security Cleared
15 10 (2.12%) CCNP
16 9 (1.91%) ISEB
16 9 (1.91%) ISTQB
16 9 (1.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.78%) SLA
2 7 (1.48%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.64%) QA
4 1 (0.21%) GMP
4 1 (0.21%) GLP
System Software
1 249 (52.75%) Active Directory
2 111 (23.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (16.53%) Hyper-V
4 52 (11.02%) vSphere
5 45 (9.53%) XenApp
6 39 (8.26%) XenDesktop
7 20 (4.24%) XenServer
8 16 (3.39%) VMware ESX
9 13 (2.75%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (1.91%) VMware Server
11 7 (1.48%) NFS
11 7 (1.48%) Xen
12 6 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (1.06%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
16 2 (0.42%) vCloud
17 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
17 1 (0.21%) Postfix
17 1 (0.21%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 50 (10.59%) SCCM
2 35 (7.42%) SCOM
3 21 (4.45%) Backup Exec
4 18 (3.81%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (2.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 9 (1.91%) EMC NetWorker
7 8 (1.69%) NetBackup
8 7 (1.48%) XenMobile
9 5 (1.06%) SCDPM
9 5 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.85%) WSUS
10 4 (0.85%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.85%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.85%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.64%) Puppet
11 3 (0.64%) ServiceCenter
11 3 (0.64%) Legato
11 3 (0.64%) MIMEsweeper
12 2 (0.42%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 307 (65.04%) Microsoft
2 272 (57.63%) VMware
3 130 (27.54%) Citrix
4 126 (26.69%) Cisco
5 88 (18.64%) NetApp
6 81 (17.16%) HP
7 55 (11.65%) Dell
8 37 (7.84%) Symantec
9 27 (5.72%) EMC
10 21 (4.45%) McAfee
11 18 (3.81%) Juniper
11 18 (3.81%) IBM
12 17 (3.60%) Avaya
13 12 (2.54%) IronPort
14 11 (2.33%) AppSense
14 11 (2.33%) 3PAR
15 9 (1.91%) SolarWinds
15 9 (1.91%) WatchGuard
15 9 (1.91%) Lotus
16 8 (1.69%) Veeam
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Newton Blue
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Newton Blue
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum + Superb training
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Erin Associates
Salary: £34000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Including Car Allowance+bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Pension, Private Healthcare, Life As
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
83Zero
Salary: From £36,000 to £40,000 per annum + Company Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
C&M Travel Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Car Allowance/Pension/Health/Life
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum + bens
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