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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 21 17 10
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 1.94% 6.17% 13.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% 50.00% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 4
Average salary £21,500 £30,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.33% -10.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,300 £23,400 £31,050
10% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £30,000 £34,550
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 Walsall region.

Operating Systems Category
Walsall
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
10 10 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 9.71% 12.35% 26.67%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 8
Average salary £23,000 £30,000 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.33% -12.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,000 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £35,000 £37,100
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 23 October 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) McAfee
3 1 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (33.33%) Sophos
3 1 (33.33%) Websense
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) IT Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) IT Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
1 1 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCTS
1 1 (33.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) Xen
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Veritas
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) McAfee
3 1 (33.33%) Sophos
3 1 (33.33%) Websense
3 1 (33.33%) SurfControl
3 1 (33.33%) Kaspersky