The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Preston region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 28 20 31
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +11
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 1.49% 7.77% 0.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.00% 47.06% 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 1
Average salary £17,500 £30,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-42.62% +1.66%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
Operating Systems Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
25 17 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 18.66% 16.50% 13.70%
Number of salaries quoted 23 17 20
Average salary £30,000 £27,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £30,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Windows Server 2008
Lancashire

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend in Preston

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

Windows Server 2008 Salary Trend in Preston

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Preston 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) A+ Certification
3 2 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (50.00%) vSphere
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Avaya
4 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Preston 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 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) MS Access
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Support Technician
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (50.00%) vSphere
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Avaya
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Nortel
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco