The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 69 80 48
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -32
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 228 169 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 3.84% 3.21% 4.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.94% 11.71% 16.19%
Number of salaries quoted 206 153 232
Average salary £35,000 £31,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -17.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,750 £19,400 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%
Windows Server 2008
England

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

Operating Systems Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1635 1443 1674
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 27.50% 27.41% 30.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1406 1236 1426
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,750 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Windows Server 2008 Salary Trend in the South West

Windows Server 2008
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Salary Histogram in the South West

Windows Server 2008
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +35 59 £38,000 +1.33% 5
Gloucestershire +13 57 £32,500 -7.14% 13
Dorset -20 37 £32,500 +21.49% 4
Bristol -23 33 £36,500 -5.19% 13
Cornwall - 17 £30,000 - 2
Somerset +6 13 £35,500 +47.91% 4
Devon -3 11 £22,500 +15.97% 8
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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.

1 463 (100.00%) Windows
2 288 (62.20%) Microsoft
3 242 (52.27%) Active Directory
4 239 (51.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 235 (50.76%) VMware
6 225 (48.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 167 (36.07%) MS Exchange
8 151 (32.61%) VMware Infrastructure
9 146 (31.53%) Citrix
10 140 (30.24%) Firewall
11 127 (27.43%) SQL Server
12 122 (26.35%) MS Excel
13 109 (23.54%) TCP/IP
14 107 (23.11%) Exchange Server 2010
15 99 (21.38%) DNS
16 98 (21.17%) Microsoft Certification
17 97 (20.95%) SQL
18 95 (20.52%) DHCP
19 89 (19.22%) WAN
20 88 (19.01%) MS Office
20 88 (19.01%) Finance
21 86 (18.57%) ITIL
21 86 (18.57%) LAN
22 78 (16.85%) SAN
23 76 (16.41%) Windows 7
24 70 (15.12%) Hyper-V
24 70 (15.12%) SCCM
25 69 (14.90%) Cisco
26 64 (13.82%) MCSE
27 61 (13.17%) IIS

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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
1 167 (36.07%) MS Exchange
2 107 (23.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 61 (13.17%) IIS
4 56 (12.10%) Exchange Server 2007
5 52 (11.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 44 (9.50%) SharePoint
7 37 (7.99%) Exchange Server 2003
8 34 (7.34%) Lync
9 14 (3.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 10 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2000
11 7 (1.51%) Apache
12 6 (1.30%) Tomcat
12 6 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (1.08%) IBM Notes
13 5 (1.08%) Site Server
14 4 (0.86%) Lotus Domino
14 4 (0.86%) MS Project Server
15 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
16 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 122 (26.35%) MS Excel
2 88 (19.01%) MS Office
3 13 (2.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.43%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.22%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.62%) Office 365
2 7 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.86%) SaaS
4 3 (0.65%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 140 (30.24%) Firewall
2 109 (23.54%) TCP/IP
3 99 (21.38%) DNS
4 95 (20.52%) DHCP
5 89 (19.22%) WAN
6 86 (18.57%) LAN
7 78 (16.85%) SAN
8 46 (9.94%) VPN
9 24 (5.18%) Wireless
10 21 (4.54%) VLAN
11 20 (4.32%) Network Security
11 20 (4.32%) Internet
12 18 (3.89%) VoIP
12 18 (3.89%) NetScaler
13 15 (3.24%) ADSL
14 12 (2.59%) NAS
15 10 (2.16%) Multicast
16 8 (1.73%) HTTP
16 8 (1.73%) SSL
17 7 (1.51%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (27.43%) SQL Server
2 51 (11.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (9.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (4.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.51%) MySQL
5 7 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (1.30%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.43%) Subversion
3 2 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 88 (19.01%) Finance
2 18 (3.89%) Advertising
3 14 (3.02%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.94%) Banking
5 5 (1.08%) Games
5 5 (1.08%) Legal
6 4 (0.86%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.86%) Retail
7 2 (0.43%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.43%) Publishing
7 2 (0.43%) Back Office
7 2 (0.43%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.22%) Law
8 1 (0.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 111 (23.97%) Support Engineer
2 64 (13.82%) IT Support
3 55 (11.88%) Analyst
4 53 (11.45%) Consultant
4 53 (11.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 44 (9.50%) Administrator
6 39 (8.42%) Support Analyst
6 39 (8.42%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 38 (8.21%) DBA
8 35 (7.56%) SQL DBA
9 33 (7.13%) IT Support Engineer
9 33 (7.13%) Technical Support
10 29 (6.26%) 2nd Line Support
11 28 (6.05%) 3rd Line Support
12 22 (4.75%) Technical Engineer
13 21 (4.54%) Systems Administrator
14 20 (4.32%) Technical Support Engineer
15 19 (4.10%) SQL Server DBA
15 19 (4.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 17 (3.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.10%) COM
2 14 (3.02%) HTML
3 13 (2.81%) .NET
4 10 (2.16%) XML
5 6 (1.30%) J2EE
5 6 (1.30%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.86%) CSS
6 4 (0.86%) JSP
7 3 (0.65%) Web Services
7 3 (0.65%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.43%) Application Packaging
8 2 (0.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.43%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (0.43%) XSD
8 2 (0.43%) XSLT
8 2 (0.43%) MSMQ
9 1 (0.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (6.05%) Clustering
3 26 (5.62%) Client/Server
4 19 (4.10%) Thin Client
4 19 (4.10%) Fat Client
5 17 (3.67%) Data Protection Act
5 17 (3.67%) Blackberry
6 16 (3.46%) N-Tier
7 13 (2.81%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.16%) Statistics
9 7 (1.51%) Mathematics
10 6 (1.30%) Replication
10 6 (1.30%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.08%) PDA
11 5 (1.08%) LPAR
12 2 (0.43%) Open Source
12 2 (0.43%) EqualLogic
12 2 (0.43%) Mobile Banking
12 2 (0.43%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.43%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 463 (100.00%) Windows
2 239 (51.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 225 (48.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 76 (16.41%) Windows 7
5 52 (11.23%) Windows Vista
6 42 (9.07%) Windows 8
7 41 (8.86%) Windows XP
8 26 (5.62%) Linux
9 17 (3.67%) Windows 2000
10 14 (3.02%) Windows 2000 Server
11 9 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.51%) UNIX
13 5 (1.08%) Solaris
14 4 (0.86%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X Server
15 2 (0.43%) Android
16 1 (0.22%) CentOS
16 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.22%) Fedora
16 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (18.57%) ITIL
2 41 (8.86%) Migration
3 31 (6.70%) Data Protection
4 29 (6.26%) Performance Tuning
5 27 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
6 26 (5.62%) Service Management
7 22 (4.75%) Capacity Planning
8 20 (4.32%) Configuration Management
8 20 (4.32%) Performance Monitoring
9 18 (3.89%) Data Modelling
9 18 (3.89%) Project Management
10 14 (3.02%) Service Delivery
10 14 (3.02%) Change Management
10 14 (3.02%) Performance Improvement
10 14 (3.02%) Time Management
10 14 (3.02%) Technical Architecture
10 14 (3.02%) Mentoring
11 13 (2.81%) Problem Management
11 13 (2.81%) PRINCE2
12 12 (2.59%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 97 (20.95%) SQL
2 18 (3.89%) T-SQL
2 18 (3.89%) PowerShell
3 17 (3.67%) Java
4 8 (1.73%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.30%) C#
6 4 (0.86%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.65%) Perl
7 3 (0.65%) VBScript
7 3 (0.65%) VB
8 2 (0.43%) PHP
8 2 (0.43%) C++
8 2 (0.43%) Python
9 1 (0.22%) Ruby
9 1 (0.22%) COBOL
9 1 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 98 (21.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (13.82%) MCSE
3 48 (10.37%) Security Cleared
4 43 (9.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 40 (8.64%) CCA
5 40 (8.64%) Citrix Certification
6 38 (8.21%) SC Cleared
7 35 (7.56%) Degree
7 35 (7.56%) MCSA
8 29 (6.26%) MCITP
9 25 (5.40%) MCP
10 17 (3.67%) VCP4
11 16 (3.46%) DV Cleared
11 16 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (2.81%) A+ Certification
13 12 (2.59%) Network+ Certification
13 12 (2.59%) CCNA
13 12 (2.59%) CCEA
13 12 (2.59%) CCEE
13 12 (2.59%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (11.88%) SLA
2 5 (1.08%) QA
3 2 (0.43%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 242 (52.27%) Active Directory
2 151 (32.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (15.12%) Hyper-V
4 47 (10.15%) VMware ESXi
5 45 (9.72%) XenApp
6 38 (8.21%) vSphere
7 31 (6.70%) VMware ESX
8 28 (6.05%) XenDesktop
9 12 (2.59%) vCloud
10 10 (2.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (1.08%) NFS
11 5 (1.08%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.86%) KVM
13 3 (0.65%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.65%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.43%) Xen
14 2 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.43%) XenServer
15 1 (0.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 70 (15.12%) SCCM
2 40 (8.64%) SCOM
3 28 (6.05%) Backup Exec
4 20 (4.32%) NetBackup
5 16 (3.46%) SCVMM
5 16 (3.46%) WSUS
6 15 (3.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 13 (2.81%) Norton AntiVirus
7 13 (2.81%) HP SIM
8 12 (2.59%) HP Data Protector
8 12 (2.59%) McAfee ePO
9 9 (1.94%) Nagios
10 8 (1.73%) Tivoli
11 7 (1.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (1.51%) Netcool
11 7 (1.51%) Puppet
12 6 (1.30%) SCDPM
13 5 (1.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 5 (1.08%) Hyperic
14 3 (0.65%) SCSM
Vendors
1 288 (62.20%) Microsoft
2 235 (50.76%) VMware
3 146 (31.53%) Citrix
4 69 (14.90%) Cisco
5 36 (7.78%) HP
6 33 (7.13%) Symantec
7 21 (4.54%) Dell
8 19 (4.10%) Oracle
9 18 (3.89%) McAfee
10 17 (3.67%) IBM
11 16 (3.46%) EMC
12 15 (3.24%) Red Hat
13 13 (2.81%) AppSense
14 9 (1.94%) Websense
14 9 (1.94%) Veeam
15 8 (1.73%) Juniper
16 7 (1.51%) CheckPoint
17 6 (1.30%) Lotus
17 6 (1.30%) CA
17 6 (1.30%) F5
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