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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 64 74 62
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -12
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 250 215 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.65% 3.22% 3.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.63% 12.89% 14.73%
Number of salaries quoted 211 197 226
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £33,373
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -10.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £44,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%
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
1709 1668 1914
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.96% 24.98% 25.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1472 1420 1633
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £55,000 £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 4 March 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 4 March 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 -7 108 £32,000 +12.28% 26
Cheshire +32 101 £35,000 +16.66% 11
Merseyside +15 21 £37,500 +19.04% 7
Lancashire +2 17 £29,000 +18.36% 5
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 488 (100.00%) Windows
2 298 (61.07%) Microsoft
3 276 (56.56%) Active Directory
4 250 (51.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 250 (51.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 249 (51.02%) VMware
6 232 (47.54%) MS Exchange
7 154 (31.56%) ITIL
8 142 (29.10%) DNS
8 142 (29.10%) TCP/IP
9 141 (28.89%) Windows 7
10 140 (28.69%) Citrix
11 136 (27.87%) Microsoft Certification
12 135 (27.66%) MS Excel
13 116 (23.77%) Exchange Server 2010
14 113 (23.16%) SAN
15 111 (22.75%) SQL Server
16 110 (22.54%) VMware Infrastructure
17 108 (22.13%) Cisco
18 105 (21.52%) DHCP
19 102 (20.90%) Exchange Server 2007
20 100 (20.49%) Exchange Server 2013
21 98 (20.08%) Windows XP
22 96 (19.67%) MS Office
23 94 (19.26%) SQL
24 89 (18.24%) IIS
25 88 (18.03%) MCSE
26 84 (17.21%) Finance
27 82 (16.80%) LAN
28 79 (16.19%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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
1 232 (47.54%) MS Exchange
2 116 (23.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 102 (20.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 100 (20.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 89 (18.24%) IIS
6 62 (12.70%) SharePoint
7 33 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2003
8 24 (4.92%) Lync
9 21 (4.30%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (2.05%) IBM Notes
11 8 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (1.43%) Lotus Domino
13 6 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.41%) Apache
14 2 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.20%) Moodle
15 1 (0.20%) Joomla!
15 1 (0.20%) CMS
15 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.20%) Site Server
Applications
1 135 (27.66%) MS Excel
2 96 (19.67%) MS Office
3 2 (0.41%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.20%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.20%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.71%) Office 365
2 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 142 (29.10%) DNS
1 142 (29.10%) TCP/IP
2 113 (23.16%) SAN
3 105 (21.52%) DHCP
4 82 (16.80%) LAN
5 79 (16.19%) VPN
6 77 (15.78%) WAN
7 70 (14.34%) Firewall
8 48 (9.84%) NAS
9 38 (7.79%) SMTP
10 35 (7.17%) VoIP
10 35 (7.17%) Internet
11 27 (5.53%) iSCSI
11 27 (5.53%) VLAN
12 21 (4.30%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (2.66%) Wireless
13 13 (2.66%) Ethernet
13 13 (2.66%) DECT
14 12 (2.46%) DMZ
15 11 (2.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (22.75%) SQL Server
2 63 (12.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (5.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 27 (5.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (3.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.82%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.82%) MySQL
9 4 (0.82%) MS Access
10 3 (0.61%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.20%) InterBase
12 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 9 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.82%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (0.82%) LoadRunner
3 3 (0.61%) SilkPerformer
4 2 (0.41%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.41%) MSI
General
1 84 (17.21%) Finance
2 19 (3.89%) Manufacturing
3 16 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.84%) Law
5 7 (1.43%) Advertising
6 4 (0.82%) Back Office
7 3 (0.61%) German Language
7 3 (0.61%) Retail
8 2 (0.41%) Automotive
8 2 (0.41%) Publishing
8 2 (0.41%) Legal
8 2 (0.41%) Banking
8 2 (0.41%) Norwegian Language
8 2 (0.41%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.41%) Swedish Language
8 2 (0.41%) French Language
9 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 100 (20.49%) Support Engineer
2 80 (16.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 74 (15.16%) Analyst
4 54 (11.07%) 3rd Line Support
5 49 (10.04%) 2nd Line Support
6 41 (8.40%) IT Support
7 33 (6.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 32 (6.56%) Server Engineer
9 29 (5.94%) Service Analyst
9 29 (5.94%) Server Support
10 28 (5.74%) Support Analyst
11 21 (4.30%) Server Support Engineer
12 19 (3.89%) Service Desk Analyst
13 16 (3.28%) Consultant
13 16 (3.28%) 1st Line Support
13 16 (3.28%) Windows Support Engineer
14 15 (3.07%) Windows Server Engineer
15 14 (2.87%) IT Support Engineer
16 13 (2.66%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
16 13 (2.66%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (10.04%) .NET
2 13 (2.66%) CSS
3 11 (2.25%) ASP.NET
4 9 (1.84%) EDI
5 5 (1.02%) Web Services
6 4 (0.82%) Application Packaging
7 3 (0.61%) X-Windows
7 3 (0.61%) HTML
8 2 (0.41%) ADO
8 2 (0.41%) DAO
9 1 (0.20%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 1 (0.20%) NHibernate
9 1 (0.20%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.20%) EDIFACT
9 1 (0.20%) XML
9 1 (0.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.43%) Clustering
2 36 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.89%) Life Science
4 9 (1.84%) Fat Client
4 9 (1.84%) Blackberry
4 9 (1.84%) Thin Client
5 6 (1.23%) EqualLogic
6 5 (1.02%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.82%) Client/Server
7 4 (0.82%) Replication
7 4 (0.82%) iPhone
8 3 (0.61%) Statistics
8 3 (0.61%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.41%) User Experience
9 2 (0.41%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.41%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.41%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.41%) SecurID
9 2 (0.41%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.41%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 488 (100.00%) Windows
2 250 (51.23%) Windows Server 2003
2 250 (51.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 141 (28.89%) Windows 7
4 98 (20.08%) Windows XP
5 79 (16.19%) Linux
6 68 (13.93%) Windows 8
7 37 (7.58%) UNIX
8 33 (6.76%) Windows Vista
9 11 (2.25%) CentOS
10 10 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.64%) VMS
11 8 (1.64%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.82%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.82%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.61%) AIX
13 3 (0.61%) Solaris
14 2 (0.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (31.56%) ITIL
2 55 (11.27%) Migration
3 34 (6.97%) Service Delivery
4 31 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 26 (5.33%) Load Balancing
6 25 (5.12%) Problem Management
7 23 (4.71%) Performance Monitoring
8 22 (4.51%) Time Management
8 22 (4.51%) Change Management
8 22 (4.51%) Project Management
9 18 (3.69%) ERP
10 16 (3.28%) Incident Management
11 15 (3.07%) Change Control
11 15 (3.07%) Performance Management
11 15 (3.07%) Kalman Filter
12 14 (2.87%) Service Management
12 14 (2.87%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (2.87%) Document Management
12 14 (2.87%) Resource Management
13 13 (2.66%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 94 (19.26%) SQL
2 67 (13.73%) PowerShell
3 35 (7.17%) VB.NET
4 25 (5.12%) Perl
5 22 (4.51%) VB
6 13 (2.66%) VBScript
7 12 (2.46%) JavaScript
8 10 (2.05%) VB6
9 8 (1.64%) C
10 7 (1.43%) VBA
11 4 (0.82%) PHP
12 3 (0.61%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.20%) Java
Qualifications
1 136 (27.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (18.03%) MCSE
3 65 (13.32%) MCITP
4 54 (11.07%) MCP
5 47 (9.63%) MCSA
6 44 (9.02%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (7.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 35 (7.17%) MCTS
8 35 (7.17%) CCNA
9 32 (6.56%) Degree
10 18 (3.69%) Citrix Certification
11 16 (3.28%) CCA
12 14 (2.87%) CCNP
13 13 (2.66%) ISTQB
13 13 (2.66%) ISEB
14 12 (2.46%) NCDA
15 11 (2.25%) VCP4
15 11 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (2.05%) SC Cleared
16 10 (2.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.56%) SLA
2 7 (1.43%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.61%) QA
4 1 (0.20%) GMP
4 1 (0.20%) GLP
System Software
1 276 (56.56%) Active Directory
2 110 (22.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (13.52%) Hyper-V
4 56 (11.48%) vSphere
5 37 (7.58%) XenApp
6 26 (5.33%) XenDesktop
7 22 (4.51%) VMware ESX
8 9 (1.84%) XenServer
8 9 (1.84%) VMware Server
9 7 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.43%) Xen
9 7 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (1.43%) Terminal Services
9 7 (1.43%) NFS
10 6 (1.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.41%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.41%) vCloud
13 1 (0.20%) Postfix
13 1 (0.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 37 (7.58%) SCCM
2 35 (7.17%) Norton AntiVirus
3 28 (5.74%) SCOM
4 24 (4.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 18 (3.69%) Backup Exec
6 10 (2.05%) NetBackup
7 8 (1.64%) WSUS
8 7 (1.43%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (0.82%) XenMobile
9 4 (0.82%) SCDPM
9 4 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.82%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.61%) MIMEsweeper
11 2 (0.41%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.41%) SCSM
11 2 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.41%) Legato
11 2 (0.41%) MAILsweeper
11 2 (0.41%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 298 (61.07%) Microsoft
2 249 (51.02%) VMware
3 140 (28.69%) Citrix
4 108 (22.13%) Cisco
5 73 (14.96%) HP
6 68 (13.93%) NetApp
7 50 (10.25%) Symantec
8 44 (9.02%) Dell
9 28 (5.74%) EMC
10 25 (5.12%) IronPort
11 20 (4.10%) Avaya
12 19 (3.89%) McAfee
13 15 (3.07%) Juniper
14 10 (2.05%) 3PAR
15 9 (1.84%) Lotus
16 8 (1.64%) CheckPoint
17 7 (1.43%) Fortinet
17 7 (1.43%) WatchGuard
17 7 (1.43%) Oracle
17 7 (1.43%) IBM
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