The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 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 Northern Ireland region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 29 32 24
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 11 4 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 5.45% 2.23% 6.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.40% 8.70% 18.29%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 6
Average salary £24,000 £47,500 £53,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-49.47% -11.62%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Operating Systems Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
47 46 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 23.27% 25.70% 37.44%
Number of salaries quoted 28 32 33
Average salary £26,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.71% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £29,100 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,895 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
Windows Server 2008
UK

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
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Windows Server 2008 Salary Histogram 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 29 July 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
(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 +2 11 £24,000 -49.47% 6
Windows Server 2008
UK

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) VMware
3 13 (81.25%) Firewall
4 12 (75.00%) DHCP
4 12 (75.00%) DNS
4 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
5 10 (62.50%) Veritas
5 10 (62.50%) Sophos
5 10 (62.50%) ITIL
5 10 (62.50%) VMware ESX
5 10 (62.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (62.50%) NetBackup
6 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
6 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
7 8 (50.00%) Backup Exec
8 7 (43.75%) Symantec
8 7 (43.75%) Citrix
9 6 (37.50%) CommVault
9 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (31.25%) Clustering
10 5 (31.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (31.25%) WSUS
10 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (31.25%) NAS
10 5 (31.25%) vSphere
10 5 (31.25%) ITIL V3
10 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (31.25%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 5 (31.25%) IIS
2 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) Firewall
2 12 (75.00%) DHCP
2 12 (75.00%) DNS
3 5 (31.25%) SAN
3 5 (31.25%) NAS
4 4 (25.00%) LAN
4 4 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (12.50%) Network Security
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2000
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) IT Operations Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 10 (62.50%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL V3
2 5 (31.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (6.25%) Fault Management
3 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
1 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) CCNA
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (62.50%) VMware ESX
3 5 (31.25%) vSphere
4 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (62.50%) NetBackup
2 8 (50.00%) Backup Exec
3 5 (31.25%) WSUS
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) VMware
2 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (62.50%) Veritas
3 10 (62.50%) Sophos
4 7 (43.75%) Symantec
4 7 (43.75%) Citrix
5 6 (37.50%) CommVault
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco
7 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
8 1 (6.25%) Compuware
8 1 (6.25%) HP
8 1 (6.25%) Dell
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