The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 72 57 54
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 249 310 310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.47% 4.22% 4.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.95% 15.73% 16.38%
Number of salaries quoted 207 245 289
Average salary £29,000 £36,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.44% +10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,000 £22,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1785 1971 1893
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.85% 26.85% 26.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1472 1665 1680
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Windows Server 2008
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +7 153 £30,000 -11.76% 24
Cheshire -16 63 £28,000 -25.33% 13
Lancashire -1 16 £24,500 - 1
Merseyside -28 16 £31,500 -16.00% 2
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 469 (100.00%) Windows
2 343 (73.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 298 (63.54%) Microsoft
4 276 (58.85%) Active Directory
5 246 (52.45%) VMware
6 199 (42.43%) MS Exchange
7 161 (34.33%) SQL Server
7 161 (34.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 159 (33.90%) SQL
8 159 (33.90%) VMware Infrastructure
9 150 (31.98%) MS Excel
10 137 (29.21%) Exchange Server 2010
11 132 (28.14%) ITIL
12 125 (26.65%) Microsoft Certification
13 120 (25.59%) Cisco
13 120 (25.59%) Windows 7
14 117 (24.95%) Citrix
15 110 (23.45%) DNS
16 109 (23.24%) Hyper-V
17 108 (23.03%) WAN
18 106 (22.60%) TCP/IP
19 104 (22.17%) Firewall
20 102 (21.75%) LAN
21 96 (20.47%) Windows XP
22 86 (18.34%) SAN
23 84 (17.91%) IIS
24 82 (17.48%) Exchange Server 2007
25 81 (17.27%) MS Office
26 75 (15.99%) SQL Server 2008
26 75 (15.99%) Exchange Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 199 (42.43%) MS Exchange
2 137 (29.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 84 (17.91%) IIS
4 82 (17.48%) Exchange Server 2007
5 75 (15.99%) Exchange Server 2003
6 69 (14.71%) SharePoint
7 64 (13.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 30 (6.40%) Apache
9 14 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
9 14 (2.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 14 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
9 14 (2.99%) Lync
10 10 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2000
12 5 (1.07%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (0.85%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.64%) WordPress
14 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 3 (0.64%) Site Server
Applications
1 150 (31.98%) MS Excel
2 81 (17.27%) MS Office
3 4 (0.85%) MS Project
4 2 (0.43%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 13 (2.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.13%) Sage 1000
3 5 (1.07%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.43%) Bond Adapt
6 1 (0.21%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.41%) Office 365
2 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.43%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 110 (23.45%) DNS
2 108 (23.03%) WAN
3 106 (22.60%) TCP/IP
4 104 (22.17%) Firewall
5 102 (21.75%) LAN
6 86 (18.34%) SAN
7 67 (14.29%) DHCP
8 45 (9.59%) Wi-Fi
9 32 (6.82%) VPN
10 30 (6.40%) Internet
11 26 (5.54%) SMTP
12 23 (4.90%) Cisco Nexus
13 20 (4.26%) FTP
14 13 (2.77%) NAS
14 13 (2.77%) VoIP
15 10 (2.13%) Wireless
15 10 (2.13%) IP Telephony
15 10 (2.13%) VLAN
16 7 (1.49%) IPsec
17 6 (1.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (34.33%) SQL Server
2 75 (15.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 54 (11.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 33 (7.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 29 (6.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (3.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (2.35%) Oracle Database
7 11 (2.35%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (1.49%) MS Access
9 6 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.07%) Sybase ASA
10 5 (1.07%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.85%) MySQL
11 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.43%) DTS
13 2 (0.43%) OLTP
14 1 (0.21%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (1.92%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.07%) JIRA
3 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.21%) Gerrit
3 1 (0.21%) Moq
3 1 (0.21%) FxCop
3 1 (0.21%) StyleCop
3 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.21%) MorphX
3 1 (0.21%) NUnit
3 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
General
1 52 (11.09%) Finance
2 17 (3.62%) Retail
3 14 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.77%) Law
5 8 (1.71%) Banking
6 7 (1.49%) Advertising
7 5 (1.07%) Legal
8 4 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.64%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.43%) Back Office
11 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.21%) Military
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 94 (20.04%) Analyst
2 79 (16.84%) Support Engineer
3 66 (14.07%) Support Analyst
4 56 (11.94%) 2nd Line Support
5 50 (10.66%) IT Support
6 49 (10.45%) Consultant
7 42 (8.96%) 3rd Line Support
8 40 (8.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 25 (5.33%) Administrator
10 24 (5.12%) Support Consultant
11 22 (4.69%) IT Support Analyst
11 22 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
12 21 (4.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 19 (4.05%) Technical Consultant
14 18 (3.84%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 17 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 16 (3.41%) Server Support
16 16 (3.41%) Desktop Support
17 15 (3.20%) Server Engineer
17 15 (3.20%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (7.68%) .NET
2 22 (4.69%) ASP.NET
3 14 (2.99%) Web Services
4 12 (2.56%) .NET Framework
5 9 (1.92%) XML
6 7 (1.49%) WCF
7 6 (1.28%) WSH
7 6 (1.28%) WF
7 6 (1.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 5 (1.07%) J2EE
8 5 (1.07%) HTML
9 4 (0.85%) CSS
9 4 (0.85%) LAMP
9 4 (0.85%) LINQ
10 3 (0.64%) COM
11 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (0.21%) Ninject
11 1 (0.21%) Application Packaging
11 1 (0.21%) XML Messaging
11 1 (0.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.76%) Blackberry
2 14 (2.99%) Clustering
3 12 (2.56%) Replication
4 11 (2.35%) Fat Client
4 11 (2.35%) Thin Client
5 10 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.92%) iPhone
7 8 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.71%) GIS
7 8 (1.71%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (1.28%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.07%) CLARiiON
10 4 (0.85%) EqualLogic
11 3 (0.64%) iPad
11 3 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.64%) Statistics
11 3 (0.64%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.43%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.43%) FMCG
12 2 (0.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 469 (100.00%) Windows
2 343 (73.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 161 (34.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 120 (25.59%) Windows 7
5 96 (20.47%) Windows XP
6 52 (11.09%) Windows 8
7 33 (7.04%) Linux
8 15 (3.20%) Windows 2000 Server
9 14 (2.99%) Windows Vista
10 11 (2.35%) Windows 2000
11 9 (1.92%) UNIX
12 6 (1.28%) Android
13 5 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.07%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.85%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.64%) CentOS
16 2 (0.43%) Solaris
16 2 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.43%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (28.14%) ITIL
2 40 (8.53%) Project Management
3 26 (5.54%) CRM
3 26 (5.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (4.26%) PRINCE2
5 18 (3.84%) Change Management
5 18 (3.84%) Migration
6 17 (3.62%) Service Management
7 12 (2.56%) ERP
7 12 (2.56%) Problem Management
8 11 (2.35%) Configuration Management
9 10 (2.13%) Business Continuity
9 10 (2.13%) Incident Management
9 10 (2.13%) Capacity Planning
9 10 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (1.92%) Network Load Balancing
10 9 (1.92%) Service Delivery
10 9 (1.92%) Performance Monitoring
11 8 (1.71%) Asset Management
12 7 (1.49%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 159 (33.90%) SQL
2 16 (3.41%) PowerShell
3 15 (3.20%) T-SQL
4 14 (2.99%) VB
4 14 (2.99%) C#
5 9 (1.92%) VB.NET
6 3 (0.64%) Java
6 3 (0.64%) VBScript
6 3 (0.64%) Python
7 2 (0.43%) Perl
7 2 (0.43%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.21%) R
8 1 (0.21%) Ruby
8 1 (0.21%) X++
8 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.21%) AppleScript
8 1 (0.21%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 125 (26.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (13.43%) MCSE
3 61 (13.01%) CCNA
3 61 (13.01%) Cisco Certification
4 56 (11.94%) MCP
5 52 (11.09%) MCTS
6 39 (8.32%) MCITP
7 38 (8.10%) Degree
8 36 (7.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 34 (7.25%) MCSA
10 25 (5.33%) Security Cleared
11 23 (4.90%) NCDA
12 15 (3.20%) SC Cleared
13 8 (1.71%) CCENT
14 7 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (1.07%) HNC
16 4 (0.85%) RHCT
16 4 (0.85%) MCDST
17 3 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
17 3 (0.64%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (11.73%) SLA
2 13 (2.77%) QA
3 10 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.07%) BS7799
5 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 276 (58.85%) Active Directory
2 159 (33.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (23.24%) Hyper-V
4 65 (13.86%) vSphere
5 39 (8.32%) XenApp
6 30 (6.40%) VMware ESX
7 19 (4.05%) Terminal Services
8 15 (3.20%) XenDesktop
9 13 (2.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 10 (2.13%) VMware Server
11 9 (1.92%) ISA Server
12 8 (1.71%) XenServer
13 7 (1.49%) Forefront TMG
14 6 (1.28%) MetaFrame
14 6 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (1.07%) UAG
15 5 (1.07%) Terminal Server
16 4 (0.85%) Squid
17 3 (0.64%) vCloud
18 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 64 (13.65%) SCCM
2 59 (12.58%) SCOM
3 35 (7.46%) Backup Exec
4 13 (2.77%) SCVMM
5 12 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (1.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (1.28%) MOM
8 6 (1.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 5 (1.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 5 (1.07%) Puppet
9 5 (1.07%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.07%) OpenView
10 4 (0.85%) WSUS
10 4 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.64%) Cobbler
11 3 (0.64%) HP SIM
12 2 (0.43%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 2 (0.43%) OpenNMS
12 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 298 (63.54%) Microsoft
2 246 (52.45%) VMware
3 120 (25.59%) Cisco
4 117 (24.95%) Citrix
5 62 (13.22%) HP
6 56 (11.94%) NetApp
7 41 (8.74%) Symantec
8 27 (5.76%) Dell
9 22 (4.69%) Oracle
10 21 (4.48%) Avaya
11 20 (4.26%) McAfee
12 13 (2.77%) Juniper
13 12 (2.56%) Hitachi
13 12 (2.56%) Red Hat
13 12 (2.56%) EMC
14 11 (2.35%) Sage
15 10 (2.13%) IBM
16 9 (1.92%) SAP
17 8 (1.71%) Apple
17 8 (1.71%) Alcatel-Lucent
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum + excellent bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + On-Call, Pension, Life Assurance
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £19000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
JM
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 per annum + training
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Bolton School
Salary: Up to £15,189 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £24000.00 - £27000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 25,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + bens + flexitime
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + great benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £24000.00 - £27000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Subject to experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
JPS Selection
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Lloyds IP
Salary: £23k - 28k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago