The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 28 17 20
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 3 3 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 1.89% 2.33% 7.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.33% 18.75% 41.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 10
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% +18.18%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Windows Server 2008
Lancashire

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

Operating Systems Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
36 16 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 22.64% 12.40% 18.90%
Number of salaries quoted 30 15 23
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,200 £18,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £37,123
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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
Salary Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Preston region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Preston

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
1 3 (100.00%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) WatchGuard
2 2 (66.67%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (66.67%) Fat Client
2 2 (66.67%) McAfee
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Solaris
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) Thin Client
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) PHP
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) IIS
1 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Reverse Proxy
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) PBX
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) MS Access
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Thin Client
1 2 (66.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Statistics
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Solaris
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Network Management
1 1 (33.33%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
1 3 (100.00%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) WatchGuard
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) McAfee
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Nortel
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya