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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 50 72 58
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -14
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 257 165 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.80% 3.40% 4.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.05% 14.20% 15.70%
Number of salaries quoted 223 141 178
Average salary £31,500 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.07% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,976 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £50,000 £52,500
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
1349 1162 1255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.19% 23.95% 26.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1205 984 1127
Average salary £35,000 £35,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +15 104 £32,000 -24.70% 5
Coventry +9 50 £32,500 -16.66% 4
Staffordshire +25 32 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Shropshire +11 27 £30,500 +38.78% 2
Warwickshire -3 22 £35,000 +16.66%
Worcestershire +14 6 £28,750 -0.86%
Solihull -30 4 £37,500 +56.25% 4
Dudley - 4 £30,000 -
Walsall -7 3 £23,000 -24.59%
Wolverhampton -8 2 £46,000 +39.39%
Herefordshire -2 1 £22,000 -51.11%
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 507 (100.00%) Windows
2 300 (59.17%) Active Directory
3 288 (56.80%) Windows Server 2003
3 288 (56.80%) VMware
4 262 (51.68%) Microsoft
5 219 (43.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 200 (39.45%) Citrix
7 193 (38.07%) VMware Infrastructure
8 191 (37.67%) MS Exchange
9 151 (29.78%) SQL Server
10 132 (26.04%) LAN
11 127 (25.05%) SAN
12 125 (24.65%) Microsoft Certification
13 123 (24.26%) Exchange Server 2010
14 122 (24.06%) DNS
15 120 (23.67%) WAN
16 119 (23.47%) ITIL
17 116 (22.88%) Cisco
18 114 (22.49%) Windows 7
19 112 (22.09%) MS Excel
19 112 (22.09%) Firewall
20 111 (21.89%) Hyper-V
21 108 (21.30%) Finance
22 101 (19.92%) SQL
22 101 (19.92%) MCSE
22 101 (19.92%) vSphere
23 97 (19.13%) TCP/IP
24 90 (17.75%) XenApp
25 85 (16.77%) DHCP
26 76 (14.99%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 191 (37.67%) MS Exchange
2 123 (24.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 67 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 66 (13.02%) Exchange Server 2007
5 55 (10.85%) SharePoint
6 53 (10.45%) IIS
7 35 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
8 25 (4.93%) Lync
9 17 (3.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 16 (3.16%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.58%) Apache
12 7 (1.38%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.99%) Lotus Domino
13 5 (0.99%) CMS
13 5 (0.99%) EPiServer CMS
13 5 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2000
14 4 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.39%) Joomla!
15 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 112 (22.09%) MS Excel
2 65 (12.82%) MS Office
3 3 (0.59%) MS Project
3 3 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.59%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.20%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 17 (3.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.51%) Office 365
2 13 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.38%) IaaS
4 2 (0.39%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 132 (26.04%) LAN
2 127 (25.05%) SAN
3 122 (24.06%) DNS
4 120 (23.67%) WAN
5 112 (22.09%) Firewall
6 97 (19.13%) TCP/IP
7 85 (16.77%) DHCP
8 52 (10.26%) VPN
9 39 (7.69%) Internet
10 34 (6.71%) NAS
11 29 (5.72%) Wireless
12 26 (5.13%) VLAN
12 26 (5.13%) VoIP
13 22 (4.34%) Network Security
14 21 (4.14%) IP Telephony
15 15 (2.96%) SSH
15 15 (2.96%) Intranet
16 14 (2.76%) iSCSI
17 13 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
17 13 (2.56%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (29.78%) SQL Server
2 76 (14.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (4.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.38%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.99%) MySQL
10 2 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.39%) DB2
10 2 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.20%) Informix
11 1 (0.20%) MS Access
11 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (0.99%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.39%) MSI
2 2 (0.39%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.39%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.20%) RequisitePro
General
1 108 (21.30%) Finance
2 26 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.17%) Financial Institution
3 11 (2.17%) Retail
4 9 (1.78%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.18%) Banking
6 5 (0.99%) Advertising
7 4 (0.79%) Legal
8 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.20%) Marketing
9 1 (0.20%) Local Government
9 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 115 (22.68%) Analyst
2 75 (14.79%) Support Engineer
3 59 (11.64%) Support Analyst
4 58 (11.44%) 3rd Line Support
5 51 (10.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 43 (8.48%) IT Support
7 35 (6.90%) Consultant
8 33 (6.51%) Administrator
9 31 (6.11%) Applications Support
10 28 (5.52%) Systems Administrator
10 28 (5.52%) Network Engineer
11 25 (4.93%) Systems Engineer
11 25 (4.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 25 (4.93%) 2nd Line Support
12 24 (4.73%) Server Engineer
13 23 (4.54%) Senior Support Engineer
14 18 (3.55%) Test Engineer
14 18 (3.55%) Support Technician
15 17 (3.35%) Applications Support Analyst
16 16 (3.16%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.11%) .NET
2 20 (3.94%) HTML
3 17 (3.35%) Web Services
4 13 (2.56%) XML
4 13 (2.56%) WCF
5 10 (1.97%) ASP.NET
6 9 (1.78%) .NET Framework
7 8 (1.58%) Application Packaging
7 8 (1.58%) CSS
8 6 (1.18%) Software Packaging
8 6 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (0.79%) EDIFACT
9 4 (0.79%) SOAP
10 3 (0.59%) X-Windows
10 3 (0.59%) COM
11 2 (0.39%) ADO.NET
11 2 (0.39%) WinForms
11 2 (0.39%) SAP Basis
11 2 (0.39%) HTML5
11 2 (0.39%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.34%) Clustering
2 18 (3.55%) Computer Science
2 18 (3.55%) Biometrics
2 18 (3.55%) Smartcard
2 18 (3.55%) Mobile App
3 13 (2.56%) Blackberry
4 12 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.17%) EqualLogic
6 9 (1.78%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.58%) GIS
8 6 (1.18%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.18%) Replication
9 4 (0.79%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.79%) Handset
9 4 (0.79%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.39%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.39%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.39%) NHS
11 1 (0.20%) Blog
11 1 (0.20%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 507 (100.00%) Windows
2 288 (56.80%) Windows Server 2003
3 219 (43.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 114 (22.49%) Windows 7
5 75 (14.79%) Windows XP
6 36 (7.10%) Windows 8
7 31 (6.11%) Linux
8 21 (4.14%) Windows Vista
9 14 (2.76%) UNIX
10 11 (2.17%) Android
10 11 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
11 9 (1.78%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.99%) VMS
13 4 (0.79%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.59%) Solaris
14 3 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.39%) Debian
15 2 (0.39%) CentOS
15 2 (0.39%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (23.47%) ITIL
2 49 (9.66%) Disaster Recovery
3 33 (6.51%) Network Monitoring
4 25 (4.93%) CRM
5 22 (4.34%) Service Delivery
6 19 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (3.55%) Automated Testing
7 18 (3.55%) Identity Management
7 18 (3.55%) Cyber Security
8 14 (2.76%) Mentoring
8 14 (2.76%) Change Management
8 14 (2.76%) Business Continuity
9 13 (2.56%) Kalman Filter
10 12 (2.37%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (2.37%) Change Control
11 11 (2.17%) Load Balancing
12 10 (1.97%) Incident Management
12 10 (1.97%) Manual Testing
12 10 (1.97%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 101 (19.92%) SQL
2 26 (5.13%) VB
3 20 (3.94%) PowerShell
4 19 (3.75%) C#
5 11 (2.17%) VBScript
6 7 (1.38%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.38%) PHP
7 5 (0.99%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.79%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.39%) VB6
9 2 (0.39%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.20%) Java
Qualifications
1 125 (24.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 101 (19.92%) MCSE
3 54 (10.65%) Cisco Certification
4 53 (10.45%) MCSA
5 52 (10.26%) Degree
6 45 (8.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 44 (8.68%) CCNA
8 34 (6.71%) Citrix Certification
9 32 (6.31%) CCA
10 28 (5.52%) MCITP
11 27 (5.33%) Security Cleared
12 22 (4.34%) MCP
13 21 (4.14%) ITIL Certification
14 17 (3.35%) SC Cleared
15 14 (2.76%) CCNP
16 11 (2.17%) VCP4
17 9 (1.78%) NCDA
18 5 (0.99%) CCEE
18 5 (0.99%) CCIA
18 5 (0.99%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.93%) SLA
2 18 (3.55%) TickIT
2 18 (3.55%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 3 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.39%) QA
7 1 (0.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 300 (59.17%) Active Directory
2 193 (38.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (21.89%) Hyper-V
4 101 (19.92%) vSphere
5 90 (17.75%) XenApp
6 45 (8.88%) VMware ESX
7 43 (8.48%) XenDesktop
8 24 (4.73%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 12 (2.37%) XenServer
11 11 (2.17%) Terminal Services
12 9 (1.78%) vCloud
13 8 (1.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 7 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
15 6 (1.18%) Forefront TMG
16 4 (0.79%) VMware Server
16 4 (0.79%) Terminal Server
17 2 (0.39%) Postfix
18 1 (0.20%) IAG
18 1 (0.20%) UAG
Systems Management
1 56 (11.05%) SCCM
2 33 (6.51%) SCOM
3 26 (5.13%) Backup Exec
4 17 (3.35%) WSUS
5 15 (2.96%) SCDPM
6 14 (2.76%) NetBackup
7 10 (1.97%) MOM
7 10 (1.97%) Nagios
8 7 (1.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 6 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (1.18%) SCVMM
10 5 (0.99%) EMC NetWorker
10 5 (0.99%) MAILsweeper
10 5 (0.99%) SCSM
10 5 (0.99%) XenMobile
11 4 (0.79%) EdgeSight
11 4 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (0.59%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.59%) ARCserve
13 2 (0.39%) Legato
Vendors
1 288 (56.80%) VMware
2 262 (51.68%) Microsoft
3 200 (39.45%) Citrix
4 116 (22.88%) Cisco
5 76 (14.99%) HP
6 59 (11.64%) NetApp
7 41 (8.09%) EMC
8 38 (7.50%) Symantec
9 25 (4.93%) Dell
10 18 (3.55%) CheckPoint
10 18 (3.55%) Mitel
11 17 (3.35%) Juniper
12 15 (2.96%) SonicWALL
13 14 (2.76%) SolarWinds
13 14 (2.76%) Oracle
14 12 (2.37%) Avaya
15 11 (2.17%) IBM
15 11 (2.17%) CommVault
15 11 (2.17%) Apple
16 9 (1.78%) AppSense
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Network IT Recruitment
Posted: 23 hours ago
West Midlands
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Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £18000.00 - £21000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
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Salary: Up to 55,000 + Benefits + Car Allowance
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Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 5 days ago
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + great company + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
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West Midlands
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Owen Daniels Consultancy
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Staffordshire
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