The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 60 35 40
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +5
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 202 299 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.77% 5.42% 5.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.45% 21.86% 21.66%
Number of salaries quoted 178 254 231
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £46,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1095 1368 1154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.45% 24.78% 23.77%
Number of salaries quoted 948 1148 1045
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Windows Server 2008
England

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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 2014. 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 -30 57 £32,375 -19.06% 10
Coventry +4 43 £35,000 -9.67% 3
Warwickshire +8 28 £31,500 -13.10% 2
Solihull -7 25 £42,500 +19.71% 1
Shropshire 0 22 £35,000 +30.84% 3
Staffordshire -8 16 £28,500 -15.55% 7
Wolverhampton -9 5 £31,500 +1.61% 1
Worcestershire -5 3 £27,750 -10.48% 3
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £35,000 -
West Bromwich -15 2 £21,750 -45.62% 1
Herefordshire - 2 £42,500 - 1
Walsall - 2 £27,500 -
Dudley -5 1 £35,000 +12.90% 1
Willenhall - 1 £35,000 -
Bilston - 1 £35,000 -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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.

1 366 (100.00%) Windows
2 215 (58.74%) Active Directory
3 201 (54.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 181 (49.45%) Microsoft
5 176 (48.09%) VMware
6 155 (42.35%) MS Exchange
7 118 (32.24%) Cisco
8 115 (31.42%) Windows 7
9 113 (30.87%) Citrix
9 113 (30.87%) SQL Server
10 110 (30.05%) VMware Infrastructure
11 100 (27.32%) SQL
12 92 (25.14%) Firewall
13 90 (24.59%) Windows Server 2012
14 89 (24.32%) Finance
14 89 (24.32%) TCP/IP
15 87 (23.77%) Windows XP
16 86 (23.50%) Microsoft Certification
17 85 (23.22%) MS Excel
18 82 (22.40%) Exchange Server 2010
19 80 (21.86%) WAN
20 77 (21.04%) DNS
21 76 (20.77%) DHCP
22 75 (20.49%) Exchange Server 2007
23 71 (19.40%) LAN
24 70 (19.13%) SAN
25 69 (18.85%) ITIL
26 66 (18.03%) VPN
27 65 (17.76%) MCSE
28 61 (16.67%) vSphere

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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
1 155 (42.35%) MS Exchange
2 82 (22.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 75 (20.49%) Exchange Server 2007
4 58 (15.85%) IIS
5 51 (13.93%) Exchange Server 2003
6 39 (10.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 31 (8.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 30 (8.20%) SharePoint
9 14 (3.83%) Lync
10 9 (2.46%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2000
12 6 (1.64%) Apache
13 3 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.55%) EPiServer CMS
14 2 (0.55%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.55%) CMS
14 2 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.27%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 85 (23.22%) MS Excel
2 46 (12.57%) MS Office
3 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Epicor Vantage
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.83%) Office 365
2 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.55%) SaaS
3 2 (0.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 92 (25.14%) Firewall
2 89 (24.32%) TCP/IP
3 80 (21.86%) WAN
4 77 (21.04%) DNS
5 76 (20.77%) DHCP
6 71 (19.40%) LAN
7 70 (19.13%) SAN
8 66 (18.03%) VPN
9 27 (7.38%) Internet
10 17 (4.64%) NAS
11 16 (4.37%) Wireless
11 16 (4.37%) VoIP
12 14 (3.83%) VLAN
13 13 (3.55%) Cisco IOS
13 13 (3.55%) Fibre Channel
14 12 (3.28%) NetScaler
15 10 (2.73%) IP Telephony
15 10 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (2.73%) MPLS
15 10 (2.73%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (30.87%) SQL Server
2 30 (8.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (6.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.91%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (1.64%) OLTP
7 6 (1.64%) MySQL
8 3 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.27%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.27%) MS Access
10 1 (0.27%) DTS
Development Applications
1 8 (2.19%) MSI
2 5 (1.37%) AdminStudio
3 4 (1.09%) InstallShield
4 3 (0.82%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.82%) Subversion
5 2 (0.55%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.55%) RequisitePro
General
1 89 (24.32%) Finance
2 14 (3.83%) Manufacturing
3 11 (3.01%) Retail
3 11 (3.01%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.73%) Banking
5 6 (1.64%) Law
6 5 (1.37%) Back Office
7 3 (0.82%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.55%) Local Government
8 2 (0.55%) Advertising
8 2 (0.55%) Legal
8 2 (0.55%) Automotive
9 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 99 (27.05%) Analyst
2 55 (15.03%) Support Engineer
3 51 (13.93%) Support Analyst
4 44 (12.02%) Administrator
5 41 (11.20%) Consultant
6 34 (9.29%) Systems Administrator
6 34 (9.29%) IT Support
7 32 (8.74%) 2nd Line Support
8 29 (7.92%) 3rd Line Support
9 26 (7.10%) Network Analyst
9 26 (7.10%) Test Engineer
10 23 (6.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 23 (6.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 18 (4.92%) Systems Engineer
12 15 (4.10%) Senior Analyst
13 14 (3.83%) IT Support Analyst
13 14 (3.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 14 (3.83%) Senior Network Analyst
13 14 (3.83%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
14 13 (3.55%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.01%) .NET
2 16 (4.37%) ASP.NET
2 16 (4.37%) Web Services
3 15 (4.10%) HTML
4 12 (3.28%) XML
4 12 (3.28%) .NET Framework
5 11 (3.01%) WCF
6 10 (2.73%) CSS
6 10 (2.73%) Application Packaging
7 8 (2.19%) FIX Protocol
8 6 (1.64%) .NET Compact Framework
8 6 (1.64%) COM
8 6 (1.64%) ADO.NET
8 6 (1.64%) WinForms
9 3 (0.82%) Ajax
9 3 (0.82%) JSON
9 3 (0.82%) WPF
9 3 (0.82%) jQuery
9 3 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.92%) Mobile App
2 28 (7.65%) Blackberry
2 28 (7.65%) Clustering
3 26 (7.10%) Biometrics
3 26 (7.10%) Smartcard
4 15 (4.10%) Replication
5 14 (3.83%) Client/Server
6 13 (3.55%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.46%) Thin Client
7 9 (2.46%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.46%) Fat Client
8 8 (2.19%) FlexPod
9 5 (1.37%) PDA
10 4 (1.09%) CMDB
11 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.27%) iPhone
11 1 (0.27%) iSeries
11 1 (0.27%) iPad
11 1 (0.27%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 366 (100.00%) Windows
2 201 (54.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 115 (31.42%) Windows 7
4 90 (24.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 87 (23.77%) Windows XP
6 44 (12.02%) Windows 8
7 30 (8.20%) Windows Vista
8 24 (6.56%) Linux
9 20 (5.46%) Windows 2000 Server
10 10 (2.73%) UNIX
11 8 (2.19%) Windows Mobile
11 8 (2.19%) Android
11 8 (2.19%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.09%) BlackBerry OS
12 4 (1.09%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.09%) Debian
13 2 (0.55%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.55%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.27%) SUSE
14 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (18.85%) ITIL
2 32 (8.74%) Disaster Recovery
3 30 (8.20%) Identity Management
4 26 (7.10%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (7.10%) Automated Testing
4 26 (7.10%) Cyber Security
5 21 (5.74%) Load Balancing
5 21 (5.74%) Migration
6 16 (4.37%) Project Management
6 16 (4.37%) Network Monitoring
7 12 (3.28%) PRINCE2
8 11 (3.01%) Service Management
8 11 (3.01%) Service Delivery
9 10 (2.73%) Network Load Balancing
9 10 (2.73%) Integration Testing
9 10 (2.73%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (2.19%) Manual Testing
10 8 (2.19%) System Testing
10 8 (2.19%) Unit Testing
10 8 (2.19%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 100 (27.32%) SQL
2 27 (7.38%) VB
3 14 (3.83%) PowerShell
4 13 (3.55%) T-SQL
5 12 (3.28%) C#
6 11 (3.01%) VBScript
7 10 (2.73%) JavaScript
8 9 (2.46%) VB.NET
9 6 (1.64%) VB6
Qualifications
1 86 (23.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (17.76%) MCSE
3 41 (11.20%) MCP
3 41 (11.20%) Degree
4 39 (10.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 39 (10.66%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (10.11%) CCNA
6 30 (8.20%) MCITP
7 20 (5.46%) MCSA
8 17 (4.64%) Security Cleared
9 16 (4.37%) Citrix Certification
10 12 (3.28%) NCDA
11 11 (3.01%) CCA
12 9 (2.46%) VCAP
13 8 (2.19%) VTSP
13 8 (2.19%) NCIE
13 8 (2.19%) VCDX
13 8 (2.19%) SC Cleared
14 7 (1.91%) MCTS
14 7 (1.91%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.10%) ISO 9001
1 26 (7.10%) TickIT
2 20 (5.46%) SLA
3 4 (1.09%) QA
4 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 215 (58.74%) Active Directory
2 110 (30.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (16.67%) vSphere
4 57 (15.57%) Hyper-V
5 52 (14.21%) XenApp
6 37 (10.11%) VMware ESX
7 33 (9.02%) XenDesktop
8 24 (6.56%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (4.92%) Microsoft App-V
10 17 (4.64%) Terminal Services
10 17 (4.64%) Forefront TMG
11 13 (3.55%) XenServer
12 11 (3.01%) UAG
13 7 (1.91%) ISA Server
14 6 (1.64%) Terminal Server
14 6 (1.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 6 (1.64%) IAG
15 4 (1.09%) Novell eDirectory
16 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 2 (0.55%) NFS
Systems Management
1 53 (14.48%) SCCM
2 23 (6.28%) SCOM
2 23 (6.28%) Backup Exec
3 14 (3.83%) Norton AntiVirus
3 14 (3.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 12 (3.28%) WSUS
5 10 (2.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 6 (1.64%) Cacti
7 5 (1.37%) XenMobile
8 4 (1.09%) SCOrch
8 4 (1.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (1.09%) SCSM
8 4 (1.09%) AppDNA
8 4 (1.09%) SCVMM
8 4 (1.09%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (1.09%) MOM
9 3 (0.82%) ARCserve
9 3 (0.82%) MAILsweeper
9 3 (0.82%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.55%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 181 (49.45%) Microsoft
2 176 (48.09%) VMware
3 118 (32.24%) Cisco
4 113 (30.87%) Citrix
5 51 (13.93%) HP
6 40 (10.93%) NetApp
7 28 (7.65%) Dell
8 27 (7.38%) Symantec
9 18 (4.92%) EMC
10 14 (3.83%) CheckPoint
11 10 (2.73%) Intel
12 9 (2.46%) IBM
12 9 (2.46%) SolarWinds
13 8 (2.19%) SonicWALL
13 8 (2.19%) Oracle
14 7 (1.91%) CommVault
14 7 (1.91%) AppSense
15 6 (1.64%) Mitel
15 6 (1.64%) Websense
15 6 (1.64%) Siemens
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