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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 55 37 41
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 215 285 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.00% 5.13% 5.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.01% 20.61% 21.93%
Number of salaries quoted 190 242 233
Average salary £32,500 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.45% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £24,500 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £49,000 £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
1131 1383 1163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.05% 24.91% 23.75%
Number of salaries quoted 990 1165 1040
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,800 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,895 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
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 29 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 29 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 -36 58 £31,875 -12.67% 11
Coventry +15 51 £35,500 -13.40% 9
Warwickshire +11 27 £31,500 -21.25% 2
Staffordshire +3 22 £30,000 -11.11% 6
Shropshire -3 21 £35,000 +44.32% 2
Solihull -15 20 £37,500 +5.63%
Worcestershire -6 7 £30,000 -6.97% 5
Herefordshire - 4 £42,500 -
Wolverhampton -5 3 £31,500 +1.61%
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £35,000 -
West Bromwich -13 1 £19,000 -52.50%
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 390 (100.00%) Windows
2 229 (58.72%) Active Directory
3 213 (54.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 196 (50.26%) VMware
5 195 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 159 (40.77%) MS Exchange
7 130 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 129 (33.08%) Citrix
9 126 (32.31%) Cisco
10 123 (31.54%) Windows 7
11 119 (30.51%) SQL Server
12 111 (28.46%) Windows Server 2012
13 101 (25.90%) Firewall
13 101 (25.90%) SQL
14 100 (25.64%) TCP/IP
15 96 (24.62%) Microsoft Certification
16 92 (23.59%) Finance
17 88 (22.56%) MS Excel
18 84 (21.54%) WAN
18 84 (21.54%) DNS
18 84 (21.54%) Exchange Server 2010
19 83 (21.28%) DHCP
20 82 (21.03%) Windows XP
21 76 (19.49%) Exchange Server 2007
22 75 (19.23%) LAN
23 74 (18.97%) ITIL
24 72 (18.46%) MCSE
25 68 (17.44%) SAN
26 67 (17.18%) SCCM
27 65 (16.67%) VPN

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

For the 6 months to 29 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
1 159 (40.77%) MS Exchange
2 84 (21.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 76 (19.49%) Exchange Server 2007
4 62 (15.90%) IIS
5 54 (13.85%) Exchange Server 2003
6 44 (11.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 34 (8.72%) SharePoint
8 33 (8.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 14 (3.59%) Lync
10 10 (2.56%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (2.05%) Apache
12 7 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2000
13 3 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.77%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.51%) Lotus Domino
14 2 (0.51%) CMS
14 2 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.51%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 88 (22.56%) MS Excel
2 51 (13.08%) MS Office
3 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.10%) Office 365
2 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.51%) SaaS
3 2 (0.51%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 101 (25.90%) Firewall
2 100 (25.64%) TCP/IP
3 84 (21.54%) DNS
3 84 (21.54%) WAN
4 83 (21.28%) DHCP
5 75 (19.23%) LAN
6 68 (17.44%) SAN
7 65 (16.67%) VPN
8 31 (7.95%) Internet
9 20 (5.13%) NAS
10 18 (4.62%) Wireless
10 18 (4.62%) VLAN
11 17 (4.36%) VoIP
12 16 (4.10%) Cisco IOS
13 15 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
14 14 (3.59%) NetScaler
15 10 (2.56%) iSCSI
15 10 (2.56%) IP Telephony
15 10 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (2.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (30.51%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (3.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.79%) MySQL
7 6 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (1.54%) OLTP
8 4 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.26%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.26%) MS Access
10 1 (0.26%) DTS
Development Applications
1 8 (2.05%) MSI
2 5 (1.28%) AdminStudio
3 4 (1.03%) InstallShield
4 3 (0.77%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.77%) Subversion
5 2 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.51%) RequisitePro
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 92 (23.59%) Finance
2 13 (3.33%) Telecoms
2 13 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 11 (2.82%) Retail
4 9 (2.31%) Banking
5 6 (1.54%) Law
6 4 (1.03%) Back Office
7 3 (0.77%) Automotive
7 3 (0.77%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.51%) Local Government
8 2 (0.51%) Legal
9 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 102 (26.15%) Analyst
2 56 (14.36%) Support Analyst
2 56 (14.36%) Support Engineer
3 50 (12.82%) Administrator
4 42 (10.77%) Consultant
5 40 (10.26%) Systems Administrator
6 35 (8.97%) IT Support
7 33 (8.46%) 2nd Line Support
8 29 (7.44%) 3rd Line Support
9 27 (6.92%) Network Analyst
10 25 (6.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 24 (6.15%) Test Engineer
12 23 (5.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 19 (4.87%) Systems Engineer
14 17 (4.36%) Senior Analyst
15 15 (3.85%) Senior Network Analyst
16 14 (3.59%) IT Support Engineer
16 14 (3.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 14 (3.59%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
17 13 (3.33%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.15%) .NET
2 17 (4.36%) ASP.NET
3 16 (4.10%) Web Services
4 14 (3.59%) .NET Framework
4 14 (3.59%) HTML
5 12 (3.08%) XML
6 11 (2.82%) Application Packaging
6 11 (2.82%) WCF
7 9 (2.31%) CSS
8 8 (2.05%) FIX Protocol
9 6 (1.54%) WinForms
9 6 (1.54%) COM
9 6 (1.54%) ADO.NET
9 6 (1.54%) .NET Compact Framework
10 4 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (0.77%) REST
11 3 (0.77%) NancyFx
11 3 (0.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (0.77%) Ajax
11 3 (0.77%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.44%) Clustering
2 28 (7.18%) Blackberry
3 27 (6.92%) Mobile App
4 24 (6.15%) Biometrics
4 24 (6.15%) Smartcard
5 16 (4.10%) Replication
6 14 (3.59%) Client/Server
7 13 (3.33%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.31%) Thin Client
8 9 (2.31%) Fat Client
9 8 (2.05%) FlexPod
10 6 (1.54%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.28%) PDA
12 4 (1.03%) CMDB
13 1 (0.26%) iPhone
13 1 (0.26%) iSeries
13 1 (0.26%) iPad
13 1 (0.26%) AS400
13 1 (0.26%) VLE
13 1 (0.26%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 390 (100.00%) Windows
2 213 (54.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 123 (31.54%) Windows 7
4 111 (28.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 82 (21.03%) Windows XP
6 45 (11.54%) Windows 8
7 28 (7.18%) Windows Vista
8 24 (6.15%) Linux
9 18 (4.62%) Windows 2000 Server
10 10 (2.56%) UNIX
11 9 (2.31%) Android
12 8 (2.05%) Apple iOS
12 8 (2.05%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (1.03%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.03%) Debian
13 4 (1.03%) BlackBerry OS
14 2 (0.51%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.51%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.26%) SUSE
15 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (18.97%) ITIL
2 36 (9.23%) Disaster Recovery
3 28 (7.18%) Identity Management
4 24 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (6.15%) Automated Testing
4 24 (6.15%) Cyber Security
5 21 (5.38%) Load Balancing
6 20 (5.13%) Migration
7 18 (4.62%) Network Monitoring
8 17 (4.36%) Project Management
9 12 (3.08%) PRINCE2
10 11 (2.82%) Service Management
10 11 (2.82%) Service Delivery
11 10 (2.56%) Network Load Balancing
11 10 (2.56%) Integration Testing
11 10 (2.56%) Capacity Planning
12 9 (2.31%) Manual Testing
13 8 (2.05%) System Testing
13 8 (2.05%) Unit Testing
13 8 (2.05%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 101 (25.90%) SQL
2 27 (6.92%) VB
3 15 (3.85%) PowerShell
4 14 (3.59%) C#
5 13 (3.33%) T-SQL
6 11 (2.82%) VBScript
7 9 (2.31%) JavaScript
7 9 (2.31%) VB.NET
8 6 (1.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 96 (24.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (18.46%) MCSE
3 43 (11.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 40 (10.26%) MCP
5 39 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (10.00%) Degree
6 37 (9.49%) CCNA
7 33 (8.46%) MCITP
8 23 (5.90%) MCSA
9 22 (5.64%) Citrix Certification
10 18 (4.62%) Security Cleared
11 17 (4.36%) CCA
12 14 (3.59%) NCDA
13 9 (2.31%) VCAP
14 8 (2.05%) VTSP
14 8 (2.05%) NCIE
14 8 (2.05%) VCDX
14 8 (2.05%) SC Cleared
15 7 (1.79%) MCTS
15 7 (1.79%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.15%) ISO 9001
1 24 (6.15%) TickIT
2 18 (4.62%) SLA
3 5 (1.28%) QA
4 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 229 (58.72%) Active Directory
2 130 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (16.41%) Hyper-V
3 64 (16.41%) vSphere
4 59 (15.13%) XenApp
5 40 (10.26%) XenDesktop
5 40 (10.26%) VMware ESX
6 26 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (4.62%) Microsoft App-V
8 16 (4.10%) Terminal Services
9 15 (3.85%) Forefront TMG
10 13 (3.33%) XenServer
11 11 (2.82%) UAG
12 7 (1.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 7 (1.79%) Terminal Server
13 6 (1.54%) IAG
14 5 (1.28%) ISA Server
15 4 (1.03%) Novell eDirectory
16 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.77%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 67 (17.18%) SCCM
2 26 (6.67%) SCOM
3 25 (6.41%) Backup Exec
4 14 (3.59%) Norton AntiVirus
4 14 (3.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 13 (3.33%) WSUS
6 10 (2.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (1.54%) Cacti
8 5 (1.28%) SCVMM
8 5 (1.28%) SCOrch
8 5 (1.28%) SCSM
8 5 (1.28%) XenMobile
8 5 (1.28%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (1.03%) AppDNA
9 4 (1.03%) SCDPM
9 4 (1.03%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (1.03%) MOM
10 3 (0.77%) ARCserve
10 3 (0.77%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 196 (50.26%) VMware
2 195 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 129 (33.08%) Citrix
4 126 (32.31%) Cisco
5 58 (14.87%) HP
6 40 (10.26%) NetApp
7 30 (7.69%) Symantec
8 28 (7.18%) Dell
9 20 (5.13%) EMC
10 18 (4.62%) CheckPoint
11 14 (3.59%) SolarWinds
12 11 (2.82%) IBM
13 10 (2.56%) Intel
14 9 (2.31%) AppSense
14 9 (2.31%) SonicWALL
15 8 (2.05%) Mitel
15 8 (2.05%) Siemens
15 8 (2.05%) Oracle
16 7 (1.79%) Websense
17 6 (1.54%) CommVault
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £62000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £63000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 to £35000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £40000 to £55000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + Health & Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + car allowance, benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £23000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £4000 - £45000 per annum + Car + Bonus + pension + Healtcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
The Metropolitan Police Service
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
The Metropolitan Police Service
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 5 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + growth
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Henley-In-Arden, West Midlands (County)
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Pension, Medical Insurance
Posted: 22 days ago