The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Walsall region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 19 12 23
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 2.78% 12.36% 1.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.00% 64.71% 11.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1 11 1
Average salary £32,500 £27,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% +22.22%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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 Walsall region.

Operating Systems Category
Walsall
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5 17 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 6.94% 19.10% 13.43%
Number of salaries quoted 3 16 9
Average salary £34,250 £23,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.74% +4.44%
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 Walsall

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Walsall

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend in Walsall

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

Windows Server 2008 Salary Trend in Walsall

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Walsall 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) VMware
3 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
3 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 3 (37.50%) MS Office
5 3 (37.50%) Firewall
6 2 (25.00%) HND
6 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (25.00%) Citrix
6 2 (25.00%) LAN
6 2 (25.00%) WAN
6 2 (25.00%) vSphere
6 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (25.00%) XenApp
6 2 (25.00%) XenServer
6 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
7 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (12.50%) VLAN
7 1 (12.50%) WatchGuard
7 1 (12.50%) SonicWALL
7 1 (12.50%) SCCM
7 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
7 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Walsall 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 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) VLAN
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Support
1 2 (25.00%) Support Technician
1 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) IT Support Technician
1 2 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) IT Support
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Technical Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) ERP
1 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
1 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
1 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
1 1 (12.50%) IT Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) HND
2 1 (12.50%) CCNP
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
2 2 (25.00%) XenServer
2 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) Avaya
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) WatchGuard
4 1 (12.50%) SonicWALL
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco