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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 74 77 65
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 207 204 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.40% 3.02% 3.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.00% 12.17% 15.07%
Number of salaries quoted 164 170 217
Average salary £32,500 £29,419 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.47% -15.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,450 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £50,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
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
1380 1676 1871
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.65% 24.81% 25.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1130 1382 1595
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -15 92 £32,500 - 18
Cheshire +19 71 £34,000 +22.52% 18
Lancashire +1 22 £31,250 +6.51% 3
Merseyside +17 20 £24,750 -6.60% 4
Cumbria - 1 £27,000 - 1
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 458 (100.00%) Windows
2 297 (64.85%) Microsoft
3 258 (56.33%) VMware
4 248 (54.15%) MS Exchange
5 247 (53.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 246 (53.71%) Active Directory
7 188 (41.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 157 (34.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 155 (33.84%) Windows 7
10 146 (31.88%) Exchange Server 2010
11 140 (30.57%) ITIL
12 139 (30.35%) DNS
13 125 (27.29%) MS Excel
14 117 (25.55%) Cisco
15 113 (24.67%) Citrix
15 113 (24.67%) SQL Server
16 110 (24.02%) VMware Infrastructure
17 109 (23.80%) DHCP
18 105 (22.93%) SAN
19 102 (22.27%) TCP/IP
19 102 (22.27%) MCSE
20 101 (22.05%) SQL
21 99 (21.62%) Exchange Server 2013
22 88 (19.21%) NetApp
22 88 (19.21%) Windows 8
23 87 (19.00%) Firewall
24 82 (17.90%) MS Office
24 82 (17.90%) Hyper-V
24 82 (17.90%) Exchange Server 2007
25 76 (16.59%) MCITP

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 248 (54.15%) MS Exchange
2 146 (31.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 99 (21.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 82 (17.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 76 (16.59%) IIS
6 69 (15.07%) SharePoint
7 32 (6.99%) Exchange Server 2003
8 30 (6.55%) SharePoint 2010
9 19 (4.15%) Lync
10 10 (2.18%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (1.53%) IBM Notes
12 6 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.87%) Lotus Domino
13 4 (0.87%) Apache
14 3 (0.66%) Oracle 9iAS
14 3 (0.66%) nginx
14 3 (0.66%) Oracle Application Server
15 2 (0.44%) Office Communications Server
16 1 (0.22%) Site Server
16 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 125 (27.29%) MS Excel
2 82 (17.90%) MS Office
3 3 (0.66%) ProjectWise
4 2 (0.44%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.22%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.09%) Sage 50
2 4 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.66%) Primavera
3 3 (0.66%) Magento
4 2 (0.44%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.22%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.22%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.22%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.22%) MIS ActiveH
5 1 (0.22%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.22%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.22%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 36 (7.86%) Office 365
2 7 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.87%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.44%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 139 (30.35%) DNS
2 109 (23.80%) DHCP
3 105 (22.93%) SAN
4 102 (22.27%) TCP/IP
5 87 (19.00%) Firewall
6 68 (14.85%) WAN
7 67 (14.63%) VPN
8 66 (14.41%) LAN
9 44 (9.61%) NAS
10 34 (7.42%) VLAN
11 24 (5.24%) VoIP
12 22 (4.80%) iSCSI
12 22 (4.80%) Wireless
13 21 (4.59%) Wi-Fi
13 21 (4.59%) Internet
14 20 (4.37%) ADSL
15 18 (3.93%) SMTP
16 12 (2.62%) MPLS
16 12 (2.62%) FTP
17 11 (2.40%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (24.67%) SQL Server
2 68 (14.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (5.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 26 (5.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (3.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (1.97%) MySQL
7 9 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
9 7 (1.53%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.87%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.66%) Oracle9i Database
12 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.44%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.44%) Big Data
13 2 (0.44%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (0.44%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.22%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.22%) MSI
2 1 (0.22%) Subversion
General
1 59 (12.88%) Finance
2 20 (4.37%) Manufacturing
2 20 (4.37%) Telecoms
3 9 (1.97%) Legal
4 7 (1.53%) Advertising
5 4 (0.87%) Publishing
6 3 (0.66%) Back Office
6 3 (0.66%) Law
7 2 (0.44%) French Language
7 2 (0.44%) Norwegian Language
7 2 (0.44%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.44%) Swedish Language
7 2 (0.44%) Automotive
8 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.22%) Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 94 (20.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 92 (20.09%) Support Engineer
3 63 (13.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 53 (11.57%) 2nd Line Support
5 48 (10.48%) Analyst
6 39 (8.52%) Administrator
7 35 (7.64%) IT Support
8 33 (7.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 22 (4.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 22 (4.80%) IT Support Engineer
10 21 (4.59%) Support Analyst
10 21 (4.59%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 19 (4.15%) Systems Administrator
11 19 (4.15%) IT Manager
12 18 (3.93%) Consultant
13 17 (3.71%) Service Analyst
14 15 (3.28%) Systems Engineer
14 15 (3.28%) Server Support
14 15 (3.28%) Architect
14 15 (3.28%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (7.64%) .NET
2 16 (3.49%) CSS
3 14 (3.06%) ASP.NET
4 12 (2.62%) EDI
5 5 (1.09%) Web Services
6 4 (0.87%) LAMP
7 3 (0.66%) XML
7 3 (0.66%) X-Windows
7 3 (0.66%) WebCenter
7 3 (0.66%) Application Packaging
8 2 (0.44%) jQuery
8 2 (0.44%) HTML
8 2 (0.44%) COM
9 1 (0.22%) WAMP
9 1 (0.22%) CSS3
9 1 (0.22%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 1 (0.22%) HTML5
9 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.22%) NHibernate
9 1 (0.22%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.17%) Clustering
2 36 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.49%) Replication
4 15 (3.28%) Life Science
5 12 (2.62%) Fat Client
5 12 (2.62%) Thin Client
6 7 (1.53%) Client/Server
6 7 (1.53%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.09%) Open Source
7 5 (1.09%) Statistics
8 4 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.66%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.66%) EqualLogic
9 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.44%) SecurID
10 2 (0.44%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.44%) iPhone
10 2 (0.44%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.44%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 458 (100.00%) Windows
2 247 (53.93%) Windows Server 2012
3 188 (41.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 155 (33.84%) Windows 7
5 88 (19.21%) Windows 8
6 68 (14.85%) Windows XP
7 48 (10.48%) Linux
8 23 (5.02%) Windows Vista
9 19 (4.15%) UNIX
10 12 (2.62%) CentOS
11 9 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.09%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.87%) Solaris
14 2 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.44%) AIX
14 2 (0.44%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.22%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (30.57%) ITIL
2 45 (9.83%) Migration
3 35 (7.64%) Project Management
4 32 (6.99%) Disaster Recovery
5 28 (6.11%) Service Delivery
6 23 (5.02%) Mentoring
7 22 (4.80%) Change Management
8 21 (4.59%) PRINCE2
9 19 (4.15%) ERP
10 18 (3.93%) Problem Management
10 18 (3.93%) Infrastructure Management
11 17 (3.71%) Time Management
12 16 (3.49%) Document Management
13 14 (3.06%) Workflow
13 14 (3.06%) Mobile Device Management
13 14 (3.06%) Root Cause Analysis
14 12 (2.62%) Load Balancing
14 12 (2.62%) Service Management
14 12 (2.62%) Performance Monitoring
15 11 (2.40%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 101 (22.05%) SQL
2 48 (10.48%) PowerShell
3 19 (4.15%) VB.NET
4 17 (3.71%) VB
5 16 (3.49%) JavaScript
6 11 (2.40%) VBScript
7 10 (2.18%) VB6
8 9 (1.97%) Perl
9 6 (1.31%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.31%) C
9 6 (1.31%) VBA
10 5 (1.09%) PHP
11 3 (0.66%) Prolog
11 3 (0.66%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.44%) R
13 1 (0.22%) C#
13 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.22%) PHP5
13 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 157 (34.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 102 (22.27%) MCSE
3 76 (16.59%) MCITP
4 61 (13.32%) Cisco Certification
5 57 (12.45%) MCP
6 55 (12.01%) MCSA
6 55 (12.01%) CCNA
7 50 (10.92%) MCTS
8 44 (9.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 39 (8.52%) Degree
10 33 (7.21%) Citrix Certification
11 30 (6.55%) CCA
12 18 (3.93%) NCDA
13 13 (2.84%) CCNP
14 12 (2.62%) CCEE
15 11 (2.40%) JNCIA
16 9 (1.97%) Security Cleared
16 9 (1.97%) CCIA
17 8 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
18 7 (1.53%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.21%) SLA
2 6 (1.31%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.44%) QA
4 1 (0.22%) GMP
4 1 (0.22%) GLP
System Software
1 246 (53.71%) Active Directory
2 110 (24.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (17.90%) Hyper-V
4 48 (10.48%) vSphere
5 42 (9.17%) XenDesktop
5 42 (9.17%) XenApp
6 23 (5.02%) XenServer
7 17 (3.71%) VMware ESX
8 11 (2.40%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (2.18%) VMware Server
10 9 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (1.53%) Xen
12 6 (1.31%) NFS
12 6 (1.31%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.44%) Firmware
14 2 (0.44%) vCloud
15 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.22%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 51 (11.14%) SCCM
2 35 (7.64%) SCOM
3 21 (4.59%) Backup Exec
4 12 (2.62%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (2.18%) EMC NetWorker
6 9 (1.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (1.31%) XenMobile
8 5 (1.09%) SCOrch
8 5 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.87%) ServiceCenter
9 4 (0.87%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.87%) SCDPM
10 3 (0.66%) Puppet
10 3 (0.66%) WSUS
11 2 (0.44%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.44%) MAILsweeper
11 2 (0.44%) Legato
11 2 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.44%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 297 (64.85%) Microsoft
2 258 (56.33%) VMware
3 117 (25.55%) Cisco
4 113 (24.67%) Citrix
5 88 (19.21%) NetApp
6 74 (16.16%) HP
7 54 (11.79%) Dell
8 28 (6.11%) Symantec
9 21 (4.59%) McAfee
9 21 (4.59%) Avaya
10 20 (4.37%) Juniper
11 19 (4.15%) IBM
12 18 (3.93%) EMC
13 11 (2.40%) AppSense
14 10 (2.18%) WatchGuard
14 10 (2.18%) Oracle
15 9 (1.97%) IronPort
16 8 (1.75%) SolarWinds
16 8 (1.75%) Veeam
17 7 (1.53%) CommVault
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Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Including Car Allowance +Bens
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £38000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + excellent flexible benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
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Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
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