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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 45 33 43
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 8 15 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 2.51% 5.54% 4.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.00% 18.52% 18.64%
Number of salaries quoted 6 14 9
Average salary £33,500 £33,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.74% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £42,500 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%
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
50 81 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 15.67% 29.89% 23.41%
Number of salaries quoted 34 47 28
Average salary £33,500 £26,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.84% -30.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,248 £22,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £60,000 £42,500
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (93.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 14 (87.50%) VMware
4 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
6 9 (56.25%) DNS
6 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
7 8 (50.00%) IIS
8 7 (43.75%) vSphere
8 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
9 6 (37.50%) ITIL
9 6 (37.50%) Citrix
9 6 (37.50%) NetApp
10 5 (31.25%) SAN
10 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
10 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
10 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (25.00%) XenApp
11 4 (25.00%) VLAN
11 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
11 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
11 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
12 3 (18.75%) DHCP
12 3 (18.75%) EMC
12 3 (18.75%) HP

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 8 (50.00%) IIS
2 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (18.75%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (18.75%) CMS
3 3 (18.75%) EPiServer CMS
4 2 (12.50%) Lync
4 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) IaaS
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) DNS
2 5 (31.25%) SAN
2 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
3 4 (25.00%) VLAN
4 3 (18.75%) DHCP
5 2 (12.50%) NAS
5 2 (12.50%) IP Telephony
5 2 (12.50%) Firewall
5 2 (12.50%) Internet
6 1 (6.25%) LAN
6 1 (6.25%) WAN
6 1 (6.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Server Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Lead Systems Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Team Leader
4 2 (12.50%) Team Leader
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Server Support
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Support
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Software Packaging
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) WinForms
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
2 1 (6.25%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) EqualLogic
2 2 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (93.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
3 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 3 (18.75%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (18.75%) Supply Chain Management
5 2 (12.50%) Data Governance
5 2 (12.50%) Change Control
5 2 (12.50%) Release Management
5 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
1 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
1 1 (6.25%) VB
1 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
1 1 (6.25%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (43.75%) vSphere
2 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
3 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (25.00%) XenApp
5 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
5 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
1 2 (12.50%) SCOM
1 2 (12.50%) SCDPM
1 2 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (12.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) VMware
2 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
3 6 (37.50%) Citrix
3 6 (37.50%) NetApp
4 3 (18.75%) EMC
4 3 (18.75%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) EPiServer
5 2 (12.50%) Symantec
5 2 (12.50%) Dell
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco
6 1 (6.25%) IBM
6 1 (6.25%) Lotus
6 1 (6.25%) Veeam