The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 24 34 19
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -15
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 14 20 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 5.74% 6.87% 9.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.84% 37.04% 36.62%
Number of salaries quoted 14 13 22
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,700 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,050 £44,500 £39,850
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Windows Server 2008
West Midlands

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

Operating Systems Category
Solihull
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
37 54 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 15.16% 18.56% 25.09%
Number of salaries quoted 36 37 59
Average salary £28,750 £42,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.35% +19.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,250 £40,000 £52,500
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 Solihull

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend in Solihull

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

Windows Server 2008 Salary Trend in Solihull

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (70.83%) VMware
3 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
5 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 12 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 12 (50.00%) SQL
5 12 (50.00%) Citrix
6 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (45.83%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (37.50%) ITIL
8 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
8 7 (29.17%) IIS
8 7 (29.17%) Linux
8 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
8 7 (29.17%) DNS
9 6 (25.00%) XenApp
10 5 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
10 5 (20.83%) Oracle
10 5 (20.83%) DB2
10 5 (20.83%) VB
11 4 (16.67%) MySQL
11 4 (16.67%) HTML
11 4 (16.67%) PHP
11 4 (16.67%) MS Office
11 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
11 4 (16.67%) LAN
11 4 (16.67%) Apache
11 4 (16.67%) Internet

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 12 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (29.17%) IIS
3 4 (16.67%) Apache
4 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
1 7 (29.17%) DNS
2 4 (16.67%) LAN
2 4 (16.67%) Internet
2 4 (16.67%) NetScaler
3 3 (12.50%) VLAN
4 2 (8.33%) iSCSI
4 2 (8.33%) Firewall
4 2 (8.33%) DHCP
4 2 (8.33%) SAN
5 1 (4.17%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.83%) DB2
3 4 (16.67%) MySQL
4 1 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (8.33%) Advertising
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Operations Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Technical Support Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Technical Support
4 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Applications Support
4 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Network Operations Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) WinForms
2 1 (4.17%) Ajax
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (29.17%) Linux
5 5 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) Web Development
2 4 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 2 (8.33%) CRM
4 2 (8.33%) B2B
4 2 (8.33%) Project Management
4 2 (8.33%) Line Management
4 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.33%) Server Patching
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) VB
3 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (16.67%) PHP
4 2 (8.33%) VBScript
5 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) CCNP
1 2 (8.33%) CCNA
1 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) MCTS
2 1 (4.17%) MCITP
2 1 (4.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (45.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (25.00%) XenApp
4 3 (12.50%) vSphere
4 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 2 (8.33%) Terminal Services
5 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) NetBackup
1 2 (8.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) VMware
2 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 12 (50.00%) Citrix
4 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
4 5 (20.83%) Oracle
5 4 (16.67%) NetApp
5 4 (16.67%) IBM
6 2 (8.33%) SonicWALL
6 2 (8.33%) SolarWinds
6 2 (8.33%) Nimsoft
6 2 (8.33%) Symantec
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco
6 2 (8.33%) Dell