The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland 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 26 25 35
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 6 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 4.84% 3.05% 3.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.18% 16.67% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 5
Average salary £22,500 £18,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -48.57%
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £35,000 £36,375
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -3.78%
Windows Server 2008
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Operating Systems Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
33 36 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 26.61% 18.27% 44.98%
Number of salaries quoted 23 29 66
Average salary £30,000 £26,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.20% -13.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £18,000 £14,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Northern Ireland region.

Windows Server 2008 Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

Windows Server 2008
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland 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
County Antrim +7 6 £22,500 +25.00%
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Firewall
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (57.14%) MCITP
4 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
5 2 (28.57%) LAN
5 2 (28.57%) WAN
5 2 (28.57%) DHCP
5 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 2 (28.57%) VPN
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) SLA
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco
5 2 (28.57%) CCNA
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (28.57%) MCSE
5 2 (28.57%) MCSA
5 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 2 (28.57%) Symantec
5 2 (28.57%) Project Management
5 2 (28.57%) Terminal Services
5 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
5 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (28.57%) VMware

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
2 2 (28.57%) DHCP
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Support
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
1 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (57.14%) MCITP
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) MCTS
2 2 (28.57%) MCSE
2 2 (28.57%) MCSA
2 2 (28.57%) CCNA
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (14.29%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Terminal Services
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) Symantec
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Acronis
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco