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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 83 70 62
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -8
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 211 235 269
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.21% 3.30% 3.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.90% 13.47% 14.39%
Number of salaries quoted 174 205 218
Average salary £30,750 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £20,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £48,750 £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
1518 1744 1869
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.12% 24.50% 25.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1230 1452 1611
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,250 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -3 106 £31,000 -4.61% 18
Cheshire +1 63 £26,041 -4.43% 13
Merseyside +1 20 £22,000 -6.38% 1
Lancashire -9 20 £32,500 +11.11% 2
Cumbria -2 1 £27,000 +12.50% 2
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 414 (100.00%) Windows
2 269 (64.98%) Microsoft
3 239 (57.73%) VMware
4 234 (56.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 222 (53.62%) Active Directory
6 218 (52.66%) MS Exchange
7 157 (37.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 143 (34.54%) Windows 7
8 143 (34.54%) Exchange Server 2010
9 136 (32.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 132 (31.88%) DNS
11 114 (27.54%) MS Excel
12 111 (26.81%) ITIL
13 104 (25.12%) VMware Infrastructure
14 101 (24.40%) MCSE
14 101 (24.40%) Cisco
15 100 (24.15%) DHCP
16 96 (23.19%) SAN
17 95 (22.95%) SQL Server
18 90 (21.74%) SQL
19 88 (21.26%) Citrix
19 88 (21.26%) Hyper-V
20 86 (20.77%) TCP/IP
21 81 (19.57%) MCITP
22 80 (19.32%) Firewall
22 80 (19.32%) Exchange Server 2013
23 76 (18.36%) Windows 8
23 76 (18.36%) Exchange Server 2007
24 72 (17.39%) MS Office
25 69 (16.67%) Cisco Certification

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 218 (52.66%) MS Exchange
2 143 (34.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 80 (19.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 76 (18.36%) Exchange Server 2007
5 65 (15.70%) SharePoint
6 57 (13.77%) IIS
7 24 (5.80%) SharePoint 2010
7 24 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2003
8 23 (5.56%) Lync
9 11 (2.66%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (1.93%) Apache
11 7 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (1.21%) nginx
12 5 (1.21%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.72%) Oracle Application Server
14 3 (0.72%) Oracle 9iAS
15 2 (0.48%) WordPress
16 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
16 1 (0.24%) Site Server
Applications
1 114 (27.54%) MS Excel
2 72 (17.39%) MS Office
3 3 (0.72%) ProjectWise
4 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 6 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.21%) Sage 50
2 5 (1.21%) Magento
3 3 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.72%) Primavera
3 3 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.48%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.24%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 42 (10.14%) Office 365
2 10 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (1.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 8 (1.93%) Amazon S3
5 6 (1.45%) Amazon EMR
6 5 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.48%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.24%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 132 (31.88%) DNS
2 100 (24.15%) DHCP
3 96 (23.19%) SAN
4 86 (20.77%) TCP/IP
5 80 (19.32%) Firewall
6 65 (15.70%) WAN
7 62 (14.98%) LAN
8 53 (12.80%) VPN
9 36 (8.70%) NAS
10 25 (6.04%) Wireless
11 22 (5.31%) VLAN
12 20 (4.83%) VoIP
13 18 (4.35%) Internet
14 15 (3.62%) Wi-Fi
14 15 (3.62%) MPLS
15 14 (3.38%) iSCSI
15 14 (3.38%) Ethernet
15 14 (3.38%) FTP
16 13 (3.14%) ADSL
17 11 (2.66%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (22.95%) SQL Server
2 52 (12.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (5.07%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (4.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (2.66%) MySQL
7 10 (2.42%) Oracle Database
8 9 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.93%) Amazon RDS
9 8 (1.93%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (1.45%) Amazon Redshift
10 6 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (1.45%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.72%) Oracle9i Database
13 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
14 2 (0.48%) Big Data
14 2 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.24%) Subversion
2 1 (0.24%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.24%) MSI
General
1 46 (11.11%) Finance
2 19 (4.59%) Telecoms
2 19 (4.59%) Manufacturing
3 15 (3.62%) Legal
4 7 (1.69%) Law
5 4 (0.97%) Advertising
5 4 (0.97%) Back Office
6 3 (0.72%) Retail
6 3 (0.72%) Publishing
7 2 (0.48%) Automotive
7 2 (0.48%) Marketing
8 1 (0.24%) Banking
8 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 80 (19.32%) Support Engineer
2 75 (18.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 56 (13.53%) Administrator
4 49 (11.84%) 3rd Line Support
5 46 (11.11%) Analyst
6 44 (10.63%) 2nd Line Support
7 40 (9.66%) IT Support
8 32 (7.73%) Systems Administrator
9 25 (6.04%) Support Analyst
10 24 (5.80%) IT Support Engineer
11 22 (5.31%) IT Manager
11 22 (5.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 21 (5.07%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 21 (5.07%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 21 (5.07%) Architect
13 20 (4.83%) Consultant
14 18 (4.35%) DBA
14 18 (4.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
15 17 (4.11%) Systems Engineer
16 14 (3.38%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.62%) .NET
2 12 (2.90%) EDI
2 12 (2.90%) CSS
3 9 (2.17%) Web Services
4 8 (1.93%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.45%) 802.1X
5 6 (1.45%) LAMP
6 4 (0.97%) HTML
7 3 (0.72%) WebCenter
7 3 (0.72%) XML
8 2 (0.48%) COM
8 2 (0.48%) jQuery
9 1 (0.24%) NHibernate
9 1 (0.24%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.24%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.24%) Ajax
9 1 (0.24%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 1 (0.24%) CSS3
9 1 (0.24%) HTML5
9 1 (0.24%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.73%) Clustering
1 32 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.80%) Data Centre
3 23 (5.56%) Replication
4 11 (2.66%) Client/Server
5 9 (2.17%) Life Science
5 9 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.69%) Fat Client
6 7 (1.69%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.45%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.21%) Statistics
8 5 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (0.97%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.72%) LPAR
10 3 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.48%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.48%) iPhone
11 2 (0.48%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.48%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 414 (100.00%) Windows
2 234 (56.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 143 (34.54%) Windows 7
4 136 (32.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 76 (18.36%) Windows 8
6 42 (10.14%) Windows XP
7 28 (6.76%) Linux
8 20 (4.83%) UNIX
9 15 (3.62%) Windows Vista
10 11 (2.66%) CentOS
11 8 (1.93%) Solaris
11 8 (1.93%) AIX
11 8 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.45%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (0.72%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.72%) NetWare
13 3 (0.72%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.48%) SUSE
14 2 (0.48%) HPUX
14 2 (0.48%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (26.81%) ITIL
2 35 (8.45%) Project Management
3 30 (7.25%) Migration
4 29 (7.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 27 (6.52%) Mentoring
6 22 (5.31%) Root Cause Analysis
7 20 (4.83%) Service Delivery
7 20 (4.83%) Change Management
8 17 (4.11%) ERP
8 17 (4.11%) Infrastructure Management
9 15 (3.62%) Service Management
10 14 (3.38%) Time Management
10 14 (3.38%) Problem Management
11 12 (2.90%) Capacity Planning
12 11 (2.66%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (2.66%) E-Commerce
12 11 (2.66%) Mobile Device Management
13 10 (2.42%) CRM
13 10 (2.42%) PRINCE2
13 10 (2.42%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (21.74%) SQL
2 27 (6.52%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.66%) PHP
4 10 (2.42%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.17%) VB
6 8 (1.93%) VBScript
7 7 (1.69%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.45%) VBA
9 4 (0.97%) VB.NET
9 4 (0.97%) C#
9 4 (0.97%) LINC
9 4 (0.97%) VB6
10 3 (0.72%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.72%) C
10 3 (0.72%) Prolog
11 2 (0.48%) sed
11 2 (0.48%) AWK
11 2 (0.48%) Python
11 2 (0.48%) Java
11 2 (0.48%) Perl
Qualifications
1 157 (37.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 101 (24.40%) MCSE
3 81 (19.57%) MCITP
4 69 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 66 (15.94%) MCSA
6 62 (14.98%) MCP
7 59 (14.25%) CCNA
8 55 (13.29%) MCTS
9 46 (11.11%) Degree
10 41 (9.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 31 (7.49%) Citrix Certification
12 28 (6.76%) CCA
13 19 (4.59%) CCNP
14 14 (3.38%) NCDA
14 14 (3.38%) CCEE
15 12 (2.90%) CCIE
16 11 (2.66%) JNCIA
17 9 (2.17%) CCIA
18 7 (1.69%) Security Cleared
18 7 (1.69%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (8.21%) SLA
2 2 (0.48%) QA
3 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.24%) GMP
3 1 (0.24%) GLP
System Software
1 222 (53.62%) Active Directory
2 104 (25.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (21.26%) Hyper-V
4 39 (9.42%) XenApp
5 37 (8.94%) XenDesktop
6 35 (8.45%) vSphere
7 29 (7.00%) XenServer
8 27 (6.52%) VMware ESX
9 19 (4.59%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (2.66%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (1.45%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.97%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.97%) SRDF
13 3 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.72%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.48%) vCloud
14 2 (0.48%) Firmware
14 2 (0.48%) Xen
15 1 (0.24%) Cronacle
15 1 (0.24%) NFS
Systems Management
1 41 (9.90%) SCCM
2 25 (6.04%) SCOM
3 17 (4.11%) Backup Exec
4 9 (2.17%) WSUS
5 5 (1.21%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (1.21%) ServiceCenter
5 5 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.97%) SCOrch
6 4 (0.97%) XenMobile
7 3 (0.72%) Puppet
7 3 (0.72%) MOM
8 2 (0.48%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.48%) vMotion
8 2 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.48%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.24%) LiteSpeed
9 1 (0.24%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.24%) Nagios
Vendors
1 269 (64.98%) Microsoft
2 239 (57.73%) VMware
3 101 (24.40%) Cisco
4 88 (21.26%) Citrix
5 58 (14.01%) HP
6 54 (13.04%) NetApp
7 47 (11.35%) Dell
8 20 (4.83%) IBM
9 19 (4.59%) EMC
10 15 (3.62%) Juniper
10 15 (3.62%) Symantec
11 14 (3.38%) Oracle
12 12 (2.90%) McAfee
12 12 (2.90%) Avaya
13 11 (2.66%) AppSense
14 9 (2.17%) Veeam
15 7 (1.69%) SolarWinds
15 7 (1.69%) Intel
15 7 (1.69%) Red Hat
15 7 (1.69%) Sophos
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