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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 78 66 41
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -25
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 186 181 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.48% 3.65% 5.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.87% 16.53% 23.06%
Number of salaries quoted 162 169 219
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
1251 1095 1136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.40% 22.10% 22.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1099 961 976
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 2015. 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 60 £35,000 +7.69% 8
Coventry -21 30 £35,000 +8.03% 7
Staffordshire +20 26 £32,500 -9.72% 4
Shropshire +11 25 £30,000 +20.00% 5
Solihull -9 10 £32,500 -13.33%
Worcestershire +3 9 £27,000 -6.08%
Warwickshire -27 8 £36,250 +3.57%
Herefordshire +12 7 £42,500 +79.89% 1
Dudley -7 5 £32,500 -7.14%
Wolverhampton +12 4 £38,000 +35.71%
Walsall -5 2 £32,500 +18.18%
West Bromwich +1 1 £37,500 +53.06%
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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.

1 412 (100.00%) Windows
2 246 (59.71%) Active Directory
3 243 (58.98%) Microsoft
4 234 (56.80%) VMware
5 214 (51.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 200 (48.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 178 (43.20%) MS Exchange
8 148 (35.92%) SQL Server
9 145 (35.19%) Citrix
10 139 (33.74%) VMware Infrastructure
11 118 (28.64%) MS Excel
12 116 (28.16%) Exchange Server 2010
13 112 (27.18%) Hyper-V
13 112 (27.18%) DNS
14 101 (24.51%) Cisco
15 97 (23.54%) SQL
16 94 (22.82%) Firewall
17 88 (21.36%) SAN
18 87 (21.12%) Microsoft Certification
19 84 (20.39%) LAN
20 83 (20.15%) Windows 7
21 81 (19.66%) SQL Server 2008
22 75 (18.20%) WAN
23 71 (17.23%) DHCP
23 71 (17.23%) ITIL
24 65 (15.78%) MS Office
24 65 (15.78%) TCP/IP
24 65 (15.78%) vSphere
25 63 (15.29%) Exchange Server 2013
26 52 (12.62%) MCSE

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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
1 178 (43.20%) MS Exchange
2 116 (28.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 63 (15.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 51 (12.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 48 (11.65%) IIS
6 44 (10.68%) SharePoint
7 32 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2003
8 16 (3.88%) SharePoint 2010
8 16 (3.88%) Apache
9 12 (2.91%) Lync
10 11 (2.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2000
12 3 (0.73%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.73%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.49%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (0.49%) SAS
13 2 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.49%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.49%) Joomla!
Applications
1 118 (28.64%) MS Excel
2 65 (15.78%) MS Office
3 4 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.73%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.73%) Magento
4 2 (0.49%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.24%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 35 (8.50%) Office 365
2 8 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.70%) SaaS
4 4 (0.97%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.49%) IaaS
5 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.49%) Symantec.cloud
6 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 112 (27.18%) DNS
2 94 (22.82%) Firewall
3 88 (21.36%) SAN
4 84 (20.39%) LAN
5 75 (18.20%) WAN
6 71 (17.23%) DHCP
7 65 (15.78%) TCP/IP
8 45 (10.92%) VPN
9 27 (6.55%) NAS
10 21 (5.10%) VLAN
11 20 (4.85%) Wireless
12 19 (4.61%) IP Telephony
13 18 (4.37%) DDNS
14 15 (3.64%) Internet
15 13 (3.16%) VoIP
16 12 (2.91%) IPv4
16 12 (2.91%) Wi-Fi
16 12 (2.91%) Cisco IOS
17 9 (2.18%) Cisco ASA
18 8 (1.94%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (35.92%) SQL Server
2 81 (19.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (6.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 26 (6.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (2.43%) Crystal Reports
6 10 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (2.43%) SQL Server 2000
6 10 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (2.18%) MySQL
8 6 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.73%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.49%) JasperReports
10 2 (0.49%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.24%) Cognos Report Studio
11 1 (0.24%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (1.94%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.21%) Selenium
2 5 (1.21%) NUnit
2 5 (1.21%) InstallShield
3 4 (0.97%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.24%) Hudson
5 1 (0.24%) Subversion
5 1 (0.24%) Toad
General
1 35 (8.50%) Finance
2 12 (2.91%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.18%) Manufacturing
3 9 (2.18%) Advertising
4 6 (1.46%) Retail
5 4 (0.97%) Legal
6 2 (0.49%) Games
6 2 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 90 (21.84%) Support Engineer
2 75 (18.20%) Analyst
3 58 (14.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 47 (11.41%) 3rd Line Support
5 40 (9.71%) IT Support
6 36 (8.74%) Support Analyst
7 28 (6.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 26 (6.31%) Support Technician
9 23 (5.58%) 2nd Line Support
10 20 (4.85%) Network Engineer
11 19 (4.61%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 19 (4.61%) Technical Engineer
12 18 (4.37%) Developer
12 18 (4.37%) Consultant
13 17 (4.13%) IT Support Engineer
13 17 (4.13%) IT Support Technician
14 16 (3.88%) Applications Support
15 14 (3.40%) Team Leader
15 14 (3.40%) Server Engineer
16 13 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (8.50%) .NET
2 23 (5.58%) HTML
3 21 (5.10%) Web Services
4 19 (4.61%) WCF
5 16 (3.88%) .NET Framework
6 15 (3.64%) CSS
7 13 (3.16%) ASP.NET
8 12 (2.91%) XML
9 11 (2.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 10 (2.43%) WinForms
11 9 (2.18%) .NET Compact Framework
11 9 (2.18%) ADO.NET
12 8 (1.94%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (0.73%) HTML5
13 3 (0.73%) Ajax
13 3 (0.73%) EDIFACT
13 3 (0.73%) SOAP
14 2 (0.49%) COM
14 2 (0.49%) MDX
15 1 (0.24%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.77%) Clustering
2 15 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.40%) Blackberry
4 12 (2.91%) Client/Server
5 10 (2.43%) Replication
6 9 (2.18%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.94%) Biometrics
7 8 (1.94%) Smartcard
7 8 (1.94%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.70%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.46%) EqualLogic
10 5 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.97%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.97%) Statistics
11 4 (0.97%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.49%) AS400
12 2 (0.49%) Tandem
12 2 (0.49%) User Experience
12 2 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
13 1 (0.24%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 412 (100.00%) Windows
2 214 (51.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 200 (48.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 83 (20.15%) Windows 7
5 42 (10.19%) Windows XP
6 40 (9.71%) Windows 8
7 37 (8.98%) Linux
8 11 (2.67%) Windows Vista
9 10 (2.43%) Windows 2000 Server
10 8 (1.94%) Ubuntu
10 8 (1.94%) Android
11 7 (1.70%) UNIX
12 5 (1.21%) CentOS
12 5 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.49%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.24%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (17.23%) ITIL
2 36 (8.74%) Service Delivery
3 17 (4.13%) CRM
3 17 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (3.40%) Web Development
5 13 (3.16%) Network Monitoring
6 12 (2.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (2.91%) Unit Testing
6 12 (2.91%) Mentoring
7 11 (2.67%) Incident Management
7 11 (2.67%) Automated Testing
7 11 (2.67%) Migration
7 11 (2.67%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (2.43%) Configuration Management
8 10 (2.43%) Network Design
8 10 (2.43%) Time Management
8 10 (2.43%) Line Management
9 9 (2.18%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (2.18%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (2.18%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (23.54%) SQL
2 28 (6.80%) C#
3 26 (6.31%) PowerShell
4 20 (4.85%) VB
5 12 (2.91%) VB.NET
5 12 (2.91%) JavaScript
6 11 (2.67%) T-SQL
6 11 (2.67%) PHP
7 10 (2.43%) VB6
8 7 (1.70%) PL/SQL
8 7 (1.70%) VBScript
8 7 (1.70%) Java
9 5 (1.21%) C
10 3 (0.73%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.49%) Perl
12 1 (0.24%) RPG
12 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 87 (21.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (12.62%) MCSE
3 43 (10.44%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (9.71%) CCNA
5 34 (8.25%) MCSA
6 30 (7.28%) Degree
6 30 (7.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 27 (6.55%) MCITP
8 26 (6.31%) Citrix Certification
9 21 (5.10%) Security Cleared
10 20 (4.85%) CCA
11 16 (3.88%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (3.16%) SC Cleared
12 13 (3.16%) MCP
13 8 (1.94%) MCTS
14 6 (1.46%) CCNP
15 5 (1.21%) ISEB
16 4 (0.97%) VCP4
17 2 (0.49%) HND
17 2 (0.49%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.37%) SLA
2 8 (1.94%) ISO 9001
2 8 (1.94%) TickIT
3 4 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 4 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.49%) QA
5 1 (0.24%) COBIT
System Software
1 246 (59.71%) Active Directory
2 139 (33.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (27.18%) Hyper-V
4 65 (15.78%) vSphere
5 45 (10.92%) XenApp
6 36 (8.74%) Terminal Services
7 33 (8.01%) VMware ESX
8 23 (5.58%) XenDesktop
9 17 (4.13%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (3.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (1.94%) Forefront TMG
12 6 (1.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (1.21%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.97%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.73%) XenServer
15 3 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (0.49%) vCloud
16 2 (0.49%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 29 (7.04%) SCCM
2 20 (4.85%) SCOM
3 16 (3.88%) Nagios
4 10 (2.43%) NetBackup
4 10 (2.43%) Backup Exec
5 9 (2.18%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (1.94%) WSUS
6 8 (1.94%) SCDPM
7 6 (1.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (0.97%) MOM
8 4 (0.97%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.73%) SCSM
9 3 (0.73%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.24%) Plesk
11 1 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.24%) Puppet
11 1 (0.24%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 243 (58.98%) Microsoft
2 234 (56.80%) VMware
3 145 (35.19%) Citrix
4 101 (24.51%) Cisco
5 48 (11.65%) HP
6 35 (8.50%) NetApp
7 28 (6.80%) Dell
8 20 (4.85%) Symantec
9 16 (3.88%) SonicWALL
9 16 (3.88%) Brocade
10 12 (2.91%) EMC
11 10 (2.43%) Oracle
11 10 (2.43%) Apple
12 9 (2.18%) Avaya
13 8 (1.94%) Juniper
14 7 (1.70%) 3PAR
14 7 (1.70%) AppSense
14 7 (1.70%) CheckPoint
15 6 (1.46%) Red Hat
15 6 (1.46%) Sophos
Herefordshire
Vertical IT Limited
Salary: Relocation, Bonus, Pension, oncall
Posted: 2 hours ago
West Midlands
D P Connect
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: 27k to 32k per year GBP
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits + Car
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38511.00 - £45954.00 per annum + pension & generous holiday
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £15000 - £19000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £24000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 7 days ago
Telford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £38511.00 - £45954.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago