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 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 41 36 35
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 10 16 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 3.56% 5.61% 6.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.51% 22.86% 31.37%
Number of salaries quoted 9 14 14
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,000 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £42,050 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £35,000 £36,375
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -3.78%
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
74 70 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 26.33% 24.56% 21.07%
Number of salaries quoted 43 40 29
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £20,300
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £41,000 £42,700
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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
Salary Histogram in Solihull

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Solihull region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Salary Histogram in Solihull

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
3 11 (78.57%) VMware
4 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
5 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (57.14%) DNS
5 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (50.00%) NetApp
7 6 (42.86%) Hyper-V
8 5 (35.71%) VLAN
8 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
8 5 (35.71%) ITIL
9 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
9 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
9 4 (28.57%) Citrix
9 4 (28.57%) Firewall
9 4 (28.57%) Migration
9 4 (28.57%) vSphere
10 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
10 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
10 3 (21.43%) DHCP
10 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
10 3 (21.43%) SAN
10 3 (21.43%) IIS
11 2 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (14.29%) Symantec
11 2 (14.29%) Dell
11 2 (14.29%) EMC

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 3 (21.43%) IIS
3 2 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (14.29%) CMS
3 2 (14.29%) EPiServer CMS
3 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (14.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) DNS
2 5 (35.71%) VLAN
3 4 (28.57%) Firewall
4 3 (21.43%) SAN
4 3 (21.43%) DHCP
4 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.14%) LAN
5 1 (7.14%) WAN
5 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
5 1 (7.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
General
1 2 (14.29%) Advertising
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Server Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Server Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Server Support
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Support
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
5 1 (7.14%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
1 1 (7.14%) XML
1 1 (7.14%) WinForms
1 1 (7.14%) Ajax
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 4 (28.57%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
3 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
4 2 (14.29%) Release Management
4 2 (14.29%) Data Governance
4 2 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 2 (14.29%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
1 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
1 1 (7.14%) VB
1 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
1 1 (7.14%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) MCP
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) MCTS
2 1 (7.14%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (42.86%) Hyper-V
4 4 (28.57%) vSphere
5 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
5 2 (14.29%) XenApp
5 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 2 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) VMware
2 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) NetApp
4 4 (28.57%) Citrix
5 2 (14.29%) Symantec
5 2 (14.29%) Dell
5 2 (14.29%) EMC
5 2 (14.29%) SonicWALL
5 2 (14.29%) EPiServer
6 1 (7.14%) Veeam