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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 21 27 31
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 18 22 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 6.50% 8.15% 5.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.65% 33.33% 26.47%
Number of salaries quoted 15 16 14
Average salary £30,000 £34,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,500 £37,000
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 66 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 13.36% 24.44% 22.01%
Number of salaries quoted 33 45 54
Average salary £31,000 £37,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.33% +20.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 3 September 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (76.92%) VMware
3 19 (73.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 13 (50.00%) SQL
5 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
5 12 (46.15%) MS Exchange
5 12 (46.15%) Citrix
6 10 (38.46%) DNS
7 9 (34.62%) ITIL
7 9 (34.62%) NetApp
7 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (30.77%) SAN
8 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (30.77%) Cisco
9 7 (26.92%) DHCP
9 7 (26.92%) Linux
9 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
9 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (23.08%) IIS
10 6 (23.08%) MCSE
10 6 (23.08%) MCSA
10 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
10 6 (23.08%) XenApp
11 5 (19.23%) Network Monitoring
11 5 (19.23%) Oracle
11 5 (19.23%) DB2
11 5 (19.23%) Red Hat
11 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (15.38%) PowerShell

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 6 (23.08%) IIS
3 4 (15.38%) Apache
4 2 (7.69%) Lotus Domino
4 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) DNS
2 8 (30.77%) SAN
3 7 (26.92%) DHCP
4 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
5 4 (15.38%) Internet
5 4 (15.38%) LAN
5 4 (15.38%) NetScaler
6 2 (7.69%) Firewall
6 2 (7.69%) VLAN
6 2 (7.69%) iSCSI
7 1 (3.85%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 5 (19.23%) DB2
3 4 (15.38%) MySQL
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (7.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Support Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Operations Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Technical Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Server Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Technical Support Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Technical Support
4 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) IT Support
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Network Operations Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Support
5 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (73.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (26.92%) Linux
5 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
7 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (15.38%) Web Development
4 2 (7.69%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) CRM
4 2 (7.69%) B2B
4 2 (7.69%) Line Management
4 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.85%) Server Patching
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.85%) Migration
5 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) VB
2 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 4 (15.38%) PHP
3 2 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (23.08%) MCSE
2 6 (23.08%) MCSA
3 4 (15.38%) CCNA
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (7.69%) CCNP
4 2 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.85%) MCTS
5 1 (3.85%) MCITP
5 1 (3.85%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (23.08%) XenApp
4 3 (11.54%) vSphere
5 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 2 (7.69%) Terminal Services
5 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) NetBackup
1 2 (7.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 20 (76.92%) VMware
2 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (46.15%) Citrix
4 9 (34.62%) NetApp
5 8 (30.77%) Cisco
6 5 (19.23%) Red Hat
6 5 (19.23%) Oracle
7 4 (15.38%) IBM
8 2 (7.69%) Dell
8 2 (7.69%) Symantec
8 2 (7.69%) SonicWALL
8 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
8 2 (7.69%) Nimsoft