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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 102 59 98
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +39
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 140 211 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.50% 4.27% 2.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.94% 17.02% 9.40%
Number of salaries quoted 126 174 83
Average salary £32,500 £31,500 £30,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.17% +4.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,300 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
1082 1240 1021
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.36% 25.09% 24.12%
Number of salaries quoted 913 1074 848
Average salary £36,500 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 -40 41 £35,000 +11.11% 7
Coventry -15 24 £25,000 -23.07% 1
Warwickshire -3 23 £27,500 -21.42% 2
Wolverhampton +17 17 £40,000 +23.07%
Worcestershire +7 13 £25,500 -24.44% 1
Staffordshire -25 12 £32,750 -6.42% 2
Solihull +10 5 £35,000 +1.44%
Walsall -10 4 £28,250 +13.00%
Shropshire -13 4 £31,750 +2.41% 1
Herefordshire +6 1 £26,500 +20.45%
Dudley -9 1 £32,500 -7.14%
West Bromwich - 1 £40,000 -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 278 (100.00%) Windows
2 213 (76.62%) Windows Server
3 176 (63.31%) Active Directory
4 164 (58.99%) Microsoft
5 155 (55.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 141 (50.72%) VMware
7 114 (41.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 108 (38.85%) MS Exchange
9 88 (31.65%) Cisco
10 81 (29.14%) MS Excel
11 78 (28.06%) SQL
12 74 (26.62%) Citrix
13 73 (26.26%) Windows 7
14 71 (25.54%) SQL Server
15 65 (23.38%) VMware Infrastructure
16 60 (21.58%) Exchange Server 2010
17 58 (20.86%) Firewall
18 57 (20.50%) Microsoft Certification
19 55 (19.78%) MS Office
19 55 (19.78%) TCP/IP
19 55 (19.78%) Hyper-V
20 53 (19.06%) DHCP
21 52 (18.71%) WAN
22 51 (18.35%) SAN
23 50 (17.99%) DNS
24 49 (17.63%) IIS
25 48 (17.27%) Windows XP
26 46 (16.55%) LAN
27 39 (14.03%) Windows 8
28 37 (13.31%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 108 (38.85%) MS Exchange
2 60 (21.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 49 (17.63%) IIS
4 35 (12.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 28 (10.07%) SharePoint
6 20 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 19 (6.83%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (3.60%) Lync
9 6 (2.16%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (1.08%) IBM Domino
10 3 (1.08%) Moodle
10 3 (1.08%) MTS
10 3 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.08%) SugarCRM
11 2 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.72%) GroupWise
12 1 (0.36%) CMS
12 1 (0.36%) EPiServer CMS
12 1 (0.36%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 81 (29.14%) MS Excel
2 55 (19.78%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.72%) MFGPRO
2 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.55%) Office 365
2 10 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.88%) Mimecast
4 3 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.36%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (20.86%) Firewall
2 55 (19.78%) TCP/IP
3 53 (19.06%) DHCP
4 52 (18.71%) WAN
5 51 (18.35%) SAN
6 50 (17.99%) DNS
7 46 (16.55%) LAN
8 14 (5.04%) VLAN
9 13 (4.68%) VPN
10 12 (4.32%) VoIP
11 11 (3.96%) Remote Desktop
12 9 (3.24%) Network Security
12 9 (3.24%) Wireless
13 8 (2.88%) IPv4
14 7 (2.52%) iSCSI
15 6 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (2.16%) Cisco IPT
15 6 (2.16%) Fibre Channel
15 6 (2.16%) Unified Communications
15 6 (2.16%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (25.54%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (3.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.80%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (1.44%) MySQL
7 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 6 (2.16%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.08%) InstallShield
2 3 (1.08%) NUnit
2 3 (1.08%) Selenium
2 3 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.08%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.72%) Toad
General
1 32 (11.51%) Finance
2 20 (7.19%) Manufacturing
3 16 (5.76%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.88%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.80%) Retail
6 3 (1.08%) Automotive
6 3 (1.08%) Legal
6 3 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.72%) Advertising
7 2 (0.72%) Local Government
8 1 (0.36%) Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Law
Job Titles
1 65 (23.38%) Analyst
2 53 (19.06%) Support Engineer
3 37 (13.31%) IT Support
4 31 (11.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 31 (11.15%) Support Analyst
5 24 (8.63%) 2nd Line Support
6 23 (8.27%) 3rd Line Support
7 22 (7.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 22 (7.91%) Administrator
8 21 (7.55%) IT Engineer
8 21 (7.55%) Systems Administrator
9 18 (6.47%) Network Engineer
10 16 (5.76%) IT Analyst
11 15 (5.40%) IT Support Analyst
12 14 (5.04%) IT Support Engineer
13 13 (4.68%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 13 (4.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (4.68%) Help Desk Analyst
14 12 (4.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 12 (4.32%) Senior IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.12%) .NET
2 11 (3.96%) X-Windows
3 9 (3.24%) HTML
3 9 (3.24%) Web Services
3 9 (3.24%) XML
4 8 (2.88%) .NET Framework
4 8 (2.88%) CSS
4 8 (2.88%) WCF
5 5 (1.80%) .NET Compact Framework
5 5 (1.80%) ADO.NET
5 5 (1.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 5 (1.80%) WinForms
6 4 (1.44%) DCOM
7 3 (1.08%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 3 (1.08%) COM+
7 3 (1.08%) CSS3
7 3 (1.08%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (1.08%) LAMP
7 3 (1.08%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.63%) Driving Licence
2 20 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.19%) Data Centre
3 16 (5.76%) Clustering
4 11 (3.96%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.96%) Life Science
5 9 (3.24%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (2.88%) HP StoreVirtual
6 8 (2.88%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.80%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.44%) Replication
9 3 (1.08%) EqualLogic
9 3 (1.08%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.08%) HP Storage
9 3 (1.08%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (1.08%) iSeries
9 3 (1.08%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.72%) AS400
10 2 (0.72%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.72%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 278 (100.00%) Windows
2 213 (76.62%) Windows Server
3 155 (55.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 114 (41.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 73 (26.26%) Windows 7
6 48 (17.27%) Windows XP
7 39 (14.03%) Windows 8
8 12 (4.32%) Linux
9 10 (3.60%) Windows 10
10 9 (3.24%) Windows Vista
11 5 (1.80%) Windows 2000
12 4 (1.44%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (1.08%) Android
13 3 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.08%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.72%) Solaris
15 1 (0.36%) AIX
15 1 (0.36%) MVS
15 1 (0.36%) OS/400
15 1 (0.36%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (13.31%) ITIL
2 13 (4.68%) Asset Management
3 12 (4.32%) Time Management
4 11 (3.96%) IT Asset Management
5 10 (3.60%) ITIL V3
5 10 (3.60%) Load Balancing
5 10 (3.60%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (3.24%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (3.24%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (2.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (2.88%) Migration
8 7 (2.52%) Configuration Management
8 7 (2.52%) CRM
8 7 (2.52%) ETRM
8 7 (2.52%) Mobile Device Management
9 6 (2.16%) People Management
9 6 (2.16%) Presales
9 6 (2.16%) Security Patching
9 6 (2.16%) Software Deployment
10 5 (1.80%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (28.06%) SQL
2 16 (5.76%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.96%) C#
3 11 (3.96%) T-SQL
4 8 (2.88%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.52%) VB
6 6 (2.16%) VB6
6 6 (2.16%) VBA
7 5 (1.80%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.44%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.36%) Progress 4GL
9 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 57 (20.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (12.59%) MCSE
3 31 (11.15%) Degree
4 30 (10.79%) CCNA
4 30 (10.79%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (10.07%) MCITP
6 25 (8.99%) MCSA
7 19 (6.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 14 (5.04%) HND
8 14 (5.04%) MCP
9 7 (2.52%) CCA
9 7 (2.52%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (2.16%) MCTS
11 5 (1.80%) CCNP
11 5 (1.80%) Security Cleared
12 3 (1.08%) ISEB
12 3 (1.08%) ISTQB
12 3 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.08%) NCIE
13 2 (0.72%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.55%) SLA
2 4 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 176 (63.31%) Active Directory
2 65 (23.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (19.78%) Hyper-V
4 33 (11.87%) vSphere
5 20 (7.19%) XenApp
6 15 (5.40%) Terminal Services
7 8 (2.88%) VMware ESX
8 6 (2.16%) Forefront TMG
8 6 (2.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (2.16%) Terminal Server
9 5 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.80%) VMware Server
10 4 (1.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (1.44%) UAG
11 2 (0.72%) Firmware
12 1 (0.36%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 1 (0.36%) Xen
12 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (7.55%) SCCM
2 18 (6.47%) Backup Exec
3 14 (5.04%) SCOM
4 4 (1.44%) WSUS
5 3 (1.08%) HP Fortify
5 3 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.08%) Sysprep
5 3 (1.08%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.72%) MOM
6 2 (0.72%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.36%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.36%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (0.36%) RSA enVision
7 1 (0.36%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 164 (58.99%) Microsoft
2 141 (50.72%) VMware
3 88 (31.65%) Cisco
4 74 (26.62%) Citrix
5 34 (12.23%) NetApp
6 23 (8.27%) HP
7 21 (7.55%) Dell
8 17 (6.12%) Veeam
9 12 (4.32%) Apple
9 12 (4.32%) CheckPoint
10 11 (3.96%) SAP
11 9 (3.24%) Symantec
12 8 (2.88%) Avaya
13 7 (2.52%) Oracle
14 6 (2.16%) SonicWALL
15 4 (1.44%) Palo Alto
15 4 (1.44%) Sophos
16 3 (1.08%) CommVault
16 3 (1.08%) McAfee
16 3 (1.08%) Telerik
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