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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 77 59 45
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -14
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 177 220 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.34% 4.21% 5.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.19% 19.98% 22.04%
Number of salaries quoted 156 198 216
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
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 West Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1165 1101 1157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.00% 21.07% 23.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1038 974 972
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £52,500 £51,300
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Windows Server 2008 Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

Windows Server 2008 Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 June 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
Birmingham -18 58 £35,000 - 6
Coventry -10 42 £33,500 +6.34% 10
Staffordshire +27 24 £30,000 +20.00% 6
Shropshire +1 21 £25,000 -28.57%
Herefordshire - 9 £42,500 -
Solihull -12 7 £30,000 -20.00%
Dudley +5 6 £31,250 -
Walsall +2 6 £27,500 - 2
Worcestershire -3 5 £27,000 -2.70% 2
Warwickshire -39 4 £40,000 +26.98% 3
Wolverhampton +8 1 £27,500 -1.78% 4
Halesowen 0 1 £29,000 +23.40%
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 392 (100.00%) Windows
2 234 (59.69%) Microsoft
2 234 (59.69%) Active Directory
3 218 (55.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 213 (54.34%) VMware
5 192 (48.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 163 (41.58%) MS Exchange
7 139 (35.46%) Citrix
8 126 (32.14%) SQL Server
9 122 (31.12%) VMware Infrastructure
10 110 (28.06%) MS Excel
11 105 (26.79%) DNS
12 101 (25.77%) Exchange Server 2010
13 100 (25.51%) Cisco
14 97 (24.74%) Hyper-V
15 85 (21.68%) Firewall
15 85 (21.68%) SAN
15 85 (21.68%) SQL
16 76 (19.39%) Microsoft Certification
17 74 (18.88%) Windows 7
18 71 (18.11%) SQL Server 2008
19 69 (17.60%) MS Office
20 68 (17.35%) LAN
20 68 (17.35%) TCP/IP
21 67 (17.09%) DHCP
22 61 (15.56%) ITIL
23 60 (15.31%) WAN
24 57 (14.54%) vSphere
25 49 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
26 48 (12.24%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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
1 163 (41.58%) MS Exchange
2 101 (25.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 49 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 48 (12.24%) IIS
5 41 (10.46%) Exchange Server 2007
6 38 (9.69%) SharePoint
7 33 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2003
8 16 (4.08%) Apache
9 14 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (2.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (1.79%) Lync
12 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2000
12 3 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.77%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.51%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.51%) SAS
13 2 (0.51%) GlassFish
14 1 (0.26%) EPiServer CMS
14 1 (0.26%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 110 (28.06%) MS Excel
2 69 (17.60%) MS Office
3 3 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.77%) Magento
3 2 (0.51%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.51%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.26%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 37 (9.44%) Office 365
2 16 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.32%) IaaS
4 11 (2.81%) SaaS
5 2 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.51%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 105 (26.79%) DNS
2 85 (21.68%) Firewall
2 85 (21.68%) SAN
3 68 (17.35%) LAN
3 68 (17.35%) TCP/IP
4 67 (17.09%) DHCP
5 60 (15.31%) WAN
6 45 (11.48%) VPN
7 23 (5.87%) NAS
8 20 (5.10%) VLAN
8 20 (5.10%) IP Telephony
9 18 (4.59%) Wireless
9 18 (4.59%) DDNS
10 16 (4.08%) IPv4
11 12 (3.06%) Cisco IOS
12 11 (2.81%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (2.30%) Internet
13 9 (2.30%) VoIP
13 9 (2.30%) IPsec
14 8 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (32.14%) SQL Server
2 71 (18.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (5.61%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (3.32%) Crystal Reports
6 10 (2.55%) MySQL
6 10 (2.55%) SQL Server 2000
7 9 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.77%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.51%) Cognos Report Studio
11 2 (0.51%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 2 (0.51%) JasperReports
11 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.26%) MS Access
12 1 (0.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (1.53%) InstallShield
1 6 (1.53%) Selenium
1 6 (1.53%) NUnit
2 5 (1.28%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.28%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.26%) Subversion
5 1 (0.26%) Hudson
5 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.26%) Toad
General
1 30 (7.65%) Finance
2 9 (2.30%) Manufacturing
3 8 (2.04%) Advertising
4 6 (1.53%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.28%) Legal
6 3 (0.77%) Retail
7 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.51%) Games
8 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 88 (22.45%) Support Engineer
2 70 (17.86%) Analyst
3 54 (13.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 41 (10.46%) 3rd Line Support
5 39 (9.95%) IT Support
6 36 (9.18%) Support Analyst
7 28 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 22 (5.61%) 2nd Line Support
9 21 (5.36%) Support Technician
10 20 (5.10%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 18 (4.59%) Consultant
12 17 (4.34%) Developer
12 17 (4.34%) Network Engineer
13 16 (4.08%) IT Support Engineer
13 16 (4.08%) Technical Engineer
14 15 (3.83%) 1st Line Support
15 14 (3.57%) IT Support Technician
15 14 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 13 (3.32%) Team Leader
16 13 (3.32%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.18%) .NET
2 23 (5.87%) Web Services
3 21 (5.36%) HTML
4 20 (5.10%) WCF
5 19 (4.85%) .NET Framework
6 15 (3.83%) CSS
7 14 (3.57%) XML
8 13 (3.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 12 (3.06%) WinForms
10 11 (2.81%) .NET Compact Framework
10 11 (2.81%) ADO.NET
10 11 (2.81%) ASP.NET
11 8 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (0.77%) Ajax
12 3 (0.77%) HTML5
13 2 (0.51%) MDX
14 1 (0.26%) GWT
14 1 (0.26%) jQuery
14 1 (0.26%) CSS3
14 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.46%) Data Centre
2 34 (8.67%) Clustering
3 22 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.32%) Blackberry
4 13 (3.32%) Client/Server
5 11 (2.81%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.81%) Replication
6 8 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.53%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.53%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.53%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.28%) EqualLogic
8 5 (1.28%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.28%) Biometrics
8 5 (1.28%) Smartcard
9 3 (0.77%) Statistics
10 2 (0.51%) AS400
10 2 (0.51%) User Experience
10 2 (0.51%) Tandem
11 1 (0.26%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 392 (100.00%) Windows
2 218 (55.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 192 (48.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 74 (18.88%) Windows 7
5 45 (11.48%) Linux
6 40 (10.20%) Windows 8
6 40 (10.20%) Windows XP
7 11 (2.81%) Windows 2000 Server
8 9 (2.30%) Windows Vista
9 8 (2.04%) Android
10 6 (1.53%) Ubuntu
11 5 (1.28%) CentOS
11 5 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.02%) UNIX
13 2 (0.51%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.51%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (15.56%) ITIL
2 27 (6.89%) Service Delivery
3 18 (4.59%) CRM
4 16 (4.08%) Server Building
5 14 (3.57%) Web Development
5 14 (3.57%) Unit Testing
6 12 (3.06%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (2.81%) OOD
7 11 (2.81%) OO
7 11 (2.81%) Project Management
7 11 (2.81%) SDLC
8 10 (2.55%) Line Management
8 10 (2.55%) Incident Management
8 10 (2.55%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (2.30%) Network Design
9 9 (2.30%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (2.30%) Mentoring
9 9 (2.30%) DevOps
9 9 (2.30%) Configuration Management
9 9 (2.30%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 85 (21.68%) SQL
2 42 (10.71%) PowerShell
3 31 (7.91%) C#
4 18 (4.59%) VB
5 16 (4.08%) VB.NET
5 16 (4.08%) JavaScript
6 13 (3.32%) T-SQL
7 12 (3.06%) VB6
8 9 (2.30%) PHP
9 8 (2.04%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.79%) VBScript
10 7 (1.79%) Java
11 5 (1.28%) C
12 3 (0.77%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.51%) Perl
13 2 (0.51%) VBA
14 1 (0.26%) RPG
Qualifications
1 76 (19.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (11.22%) MCSE
3 41 (10.46%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (10.20%) CCNA
5 33 (8.42%) Degree
6 32 (8.16%) MCITP
7 31 (7.91%) MCSA
8 30 (7.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 24 (6.12%) Citrix Certification
10 19 (4.85%) CCA
11 17 (4.34%) Security Cleared
12 11 (2.81%) MCP
13 10 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (2.55%) SC Cleared
13 10 (2.55%) MCTS
14 8 (2.04%) CCNP
15 5 (1.28%) ISEB
16 2 (0.51%) HND
16 2 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 2 (0.51%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.85%) SLA
2 5 (1.28%) ISO 9001
2 5 (1.28%) TickIT
3 4 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 234 (59.69%) Active Directory
2 122 (31.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (24.74%) Hyper-V
4 57 (14.54%) vSphere
5 43 (10.97%) XenApp
6 36 (9.18%) Terminal Services
7 29 (7.40%) VMware ESX
8 24 (6.12%) XenDesktop
9 15 (3.83%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (3.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 10 (2.55%) Forefront TMG
11 7 (1.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (1.53%) Terminal Server
13 5 (1.28%) VMware Server
14 4 (1.02%) XenServer
15 2 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.51%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 29 (7.40%) SCCM
2 18 (4.59%) SCOM
3 12 (3.06%) Nagios
3 12 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (3.06%) Puppet
4 9 (2.30%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.28%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.02%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.02%) WSUS
7 3 (0.77%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.51%) MOM
8 2 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.51%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.51%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.51%) SCSM
9 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.26%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 234 (59.69%) Microsoft
2 213 (54.34%) VMware
3 139 (35.46%) Citrix
4 100 (25.51%) Cisco
5 42 (10.71%) HP
6 34 (8.67%) NetApp
7 28 (7.14%) Dell
8 20 (5.10%) SonicWALL
9 14 (3.57%) Symantec
9 14 (3.57%) Brocade
10 12 (3.06%) CheckPoint
11 10 (2.55%) Oracle
11 10 (2.55%) EMC
12 9 (2.30%) Apple
12 9 (2.30%) AppSense
13 7 (1.79%) Red Hat
14 6 (1.53%) Sophos
14 6 (1.53%) Juniper
15 5 (1.28%) LANDesk
15 5 (1.28%) Veeam
Warwickshire
ninesharp
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare etc.
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £15000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Staffordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, healthcare, bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
West Midlands
Lockheed Martin
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits + Car
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Orbit
Salary: From £21,970 to £24,411 per annum (depending on experience)
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £48000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lockheed Martin
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
JMP Consultants Limited
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago