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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 107 83 77
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -6
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 139 177 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.23% 3.32% 3.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.16% 14.16% 14.57%
Number of salaries quoted 119 154 150
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
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
1245 1250 1098
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.93% 23.43% 22.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1039 1088 967
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 -37 37 £37,000 +5.71% 9
Coventry -1 22 £41,328 +37.75% 2
Walsall +6 15 £38,000 +16.92%
Warwickshire -3 15 £30,000 - 2
Staffordshire -5 14 £33,000 +1.53% 2
Wolverhampton +9 10 £40,000 +11.11%
Shropshire -24 10 £31,500 +5.00% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 6 £21,500 - 1
Worcestershire -9 4 £25,500 -5.55% 3
Solihull +12 2 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Herefordshire -4 1 £37,500 -11.76% 1
West Bromwich -5 1 £40,000 +6.66%
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 274 (100.00%) Windows
2 199 (72.63%) Windows Server
3 192 (70.07%) Active Directory
4 180 (65.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 151 (55.11%) Microsoft
5 151 (55.11%) VMware
6 107 (39.05%) MS Exchange
7 97 (35.40%) Cisco
7 97 (35.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 87 (31.75%) Citrix
9 83 (30.29%) MS Excel
10 82 (29.93%) Windows 7
11 71 (25.91%) TCP/IP
12 68 (24.82%) Exchange Server 2010
13 64 (23.36%) VMware Infrastructure
14 61 (22.26%) DHCP
15 60 (21.90%) Firewall
16 57 (20.80%) DNS
17 55 (20.07%) Hyper-V
18 52 (18.98%) SQL
19 51 (18.61%) SQL Server
19 51 (18.61%) Windows XP
19 51 (18.61%) SAN
20 49 (17.88%) Windows 8
21 48 (17.52%) LAN
21 48 (17.52%) WAN
22 46 (16.79%) MS Office
23 42 (15.33%) IIS
23 42 (15.33%) Exchange Server 2013
24 40 (14.60%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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
1 107 (39.05%) MS Exchange
2 68 (24.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 42 (15.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 42 (15.33%) IIS
4 40 (14.60%) SharePoint
5 22 (8.03%) Exchange Server 2003
6 15 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (4.38%) Skype for Business
8 6 (2.19%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (1.46%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.09%) Moodle
11 3 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.09%) SugarCRM
12 2 (0.73%) GroupWise
12 2 (0.73%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.36%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 83 (30.29%) MS Excel
2 46 (16.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.73%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 24 (8.76%) Office 365
2 13 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.55%) Mimecast
4 4 (1.46%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (25.91%) TCP/IP
2 61 (22.26%) DHCP
3 60 (21.90%) Firewall
4 57 (20.80%) DNS
5 51 (18.61%) SAN
6 48 (17.52%) LAN
6 48 (17.52%) WAN
7 20 (7.30%) VoIP
8 17 (6.20%) Remote Desktop
9 15 (5.47%) Wireless
10 14 (5.11%) VPN
11 13 (4.74%) VLAN
12 12 (4.38%) NAS
13 11 (4.01%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (3.28%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (3.28%) OSPF
15 8 (2.92%) Internet
15 8 (2.92%) Network Security
16 7 (2.55%) Cisco IPT
16 7 (2.55%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (18.61%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (2.19%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.46%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.46%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.09%) MySQL
6 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.73%) DB2
8 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (3.28%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.36%) Toad
General
1 22 (8.03%) Telecoms
2 17 (6.20%) Finance
3 16 (5.84%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.55%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.82%) Retail
6 3 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.73%) Advertising
7 2 (0.73%) Automotive
7 2 (0.73%) Back Office
8 1 (0.36%) Banking
8 1 (0.36%) German Language
8 1 (0.36%) Law
Job Titles
1 48 (17.52%) Support Engineer
2 44 (16.06%) Analyst
3 41 (14.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 33 (12.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 29 (10.58%) 3rd Line Support
5 29 (10.58%) IT Support
6 26 (9.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 26 (9.49%) Support Analyst
7 25 (9.12%) Administrator
8 21 (7.66%) Server Engineer
9 20 (7.30%) 2nd Line Support
10 19 (6.93%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 19 (6.93%) Systems Administrator
11 17 (6.20%) Network Engineer
12 16 (5.84%) VMware Engineer
13 15 (5.47%) SQL Analyst
14 14 (5.11%) Infrastructure Support
15 13 (4.74%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 13 (4.74%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
16 12 (4.38%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.38%) .NET
2 9 (3.28%) XML
3 8 (2.92%) Web Services
4 5 (1.82%) HTML
5 4 (1.46%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.46%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.46%) CSS
5 4 (1.46%) Entity Framework
5 4 (1.46%) HTML5
5 4 (1.46%) jQuery
5 4 (1.46%) LINQ
6 3 (1.09%) Ajax
6 3 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 3 (1.09%) Castle Windsor
6 3 (1.09%) CSS3
6 3 (1.09%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (1.09%) NHibernate
6 3 (1.09%) Razor View Engine
6 3 (1.09%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.93%) Data Centre
1 19 (6.93%) Driving Licence
2 16 (5.84%) Clustering
3 12 (4.38%) Life Science
4 8 (2.92%) HP StoreVirtual
4 8 (2.92%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (2.55%) Tandem
6 5 (1.82%) Replication
7 4 (1.46%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.46%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.09%) AS400
8 3 (1.09%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (1.09%) iSeries
9 2 (0.73%) EqualLogic
9 2 (0.73%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.73%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.36%) EFT
10 1 (0.36%) EPoS
10 1 (0.36%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 274 (100.00%) Windows
2 199 (72.63%) Windows Server
3 180 (65.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 97 (35.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 82 (29.93%) Windows 7
6 51 (18.61%) Windows XP
7 49 (17.88%) Windows 8
8 34 (12.41%) Windows 10
9 19 (6.93%) Linux
10 13 (4.74%) Unix
11 12 (4.38%) Windows 2000 Server
12 9 (3.28%) Windows Vista
13 5 (1.82%) Solaris
14 3 (1.09%) MVS
14 3 (1.09%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.73%) Android
15 2 (0.73%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.73%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (11.31%) ITIL
2 17 (6.20%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (4.74%) Network Management
3 13 (4.74%) Time Management
4 12 (4.38%) Asset Management
4 12 (4.38%) IT Asset Management
4 12 (4.38%) Load Balancing
4 12 (4.38%) Migration
5 11 (4.01%) Network Monitoring
6 10 (3.65%) Presales
7 9 (3.28%) People Management
8 8 (2.92%) Automated Testing
8 8 (2.92%) ITIL V3
8 8 (2.92%) Manual Testing
8 8 (2.92%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (2.92%) Web Testing
9 7 (2.55%) ETRM
9 7 (2.55%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (2.19%) PRINCE2
10 6 (2.19%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 52 (18.98%) SQL
2 13 (4.74%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.28%) Tcl
4 8 (2.92%) VBA
5 5 (1.82%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.46%) C#
6 4 (1.46%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.09%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.36%) Korn
8 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.36%) VB
8 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (13.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (9.49%) MCSE
3 24 (8.76%) CCNA
3 24 (8.76%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (8.76%) MCITP
4 21 (7.66%) Degree
5 18 (6.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 17 (6.20%) MCSA
7 12 (4.38%) HND
8 8 (2.92%) ISEB
8 8 (2.92%) ISTQB
9 7 (2.55%) CCA
9 7 (2.55%) Citrix Certification
9 7 (2.55%) Security Cleared
10 4 (1.46%) MCP
11 2 (0.73%) MCTS
11 2 (0.73%) NCSA
12 1 (0.36%) NCIE
12 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.36%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.92%) SLA
2 2 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 192 (70.07%) Active Directory
2 64 (23.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (20.07%) Hyper-V
4 37 (13.50%) vSphere
5 31 (11.31%) XenApp
6 16 (5.84%) Terminal Services
7 9 (3.28%) VMware Server
8 7 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (2.55%) XenDesktop
9 6 (2.19%) Terminal Server
10 5 (1.82%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (1.82%) Shibboleth
10 5 (1.82%) VMware ESX
11 4 (1.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (1.46%) XenServer
12 3 (1.09%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.09%) NFS
12 3 (1.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 2 (0.73%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 23 (8.39%) Backup Exec
2 19 (6.93%) SCCM
3 9 (3.28%) SCOM
4 4 (1.46%) Data Guard
4 4 (1.46%) MAILsweeper
4 4 (1.46%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.09%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (0.73%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.73%) Simpana
6 2 (0.73%) Sysprep
6 2 (0.73%) WSUS
7 1 (0.36%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.36%) MOM
7 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.36%) RSA enVision
7 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 151 (55.11%) Microsoft
1 151 (55.11%) VMware
2 97 (35.40%) Cisco
3 87 (31.75%) Citrix
4 32 (11.68%) Veeam
5 28 (10.22%) NetApp
6 22 (8.03%) HP
7 18 (6.57%) Dell
8 12 (4.38%) Symantec
9 11 (4.01%) CheckPoint
9 11 (4.01%) Sophos
10 10 (3.65%) SAP
11 9 (3.28%) Oracle
11 9 (3.28%) SonicWALL
12 7 (2.55%) Avaya
12 7 (2.55%) Genesys
13 5 (1.82%) CommVault
14 4 (1.46%) Apple
14 4 (1.46%) Red Hat
14 4 (1.46%) Veritas
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ESA Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Matt Burton Associates Ltd
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
ESA Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + benefits!
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Sutton Coldfield
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Cognizant
Posted: 15 days ago
Staffordshire
Betting Appointments
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £14000.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ICOMM Technologies
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £23000.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago