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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 76 66 38
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -28
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 204 214 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.56% 3.92% 5.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.97% 19.14% 22.59%
Number of salaries quoted 181 189 251
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,375 £24,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,875 £42,500 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
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
1202 1118 1315
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.98% 20.46% 24.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1066 971 1102
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 -12 68 £35,000 +7.69% 7
Coventry -2 50 £33,500 +3.24% 11
Staffordshire +23 22 £30,000 - 6
Shropshire -3 22 £25,000 -28.57% 1
Herefordshire +4 10 £42,500 +6.25%
Warwickshire -37 10 £37,500 +19.04% 1
Solihull -6 8 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Walsall +8 6 £25,000 +25.00%
Wolverhampton +7 5 £30,000 -4.76% 2
Dudley +7 4 £31,250 -10.71%
Worcestershire -5 2 £36,000 +29.72% 1
Halesowen -1 1 £29,000 +23.40%
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 398 (100.00%) Windows
2 247 (62.06%) Microsoft
3 233 (58.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 223 (56.03%) Active Directory
5 207 (52.01%) VMware
6 181 (45.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 156 (39.20%) MS Exchange
8 133 (33.42%) Citrix
9 130 (32.66%) SQL Server
10 124 (31.16%) MS Excel
11 120 (30.15%) VMware Infrastructure
12 99 (24.87%) SQL
13 98 (24.62%) Hyper-V
14 97 (24.37%) DNS
15 92 (23.12%) Cisco
16 91 (22.86%) SAN
16 91 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2010
17 80 (20.10%) TCP/IP
18 76 (19.10%) Firewall
19 75 (18.84%) Microsoft Certification
20 74 (18.59%) SQL Server 2008
21 64 (16.08%) DHCP
22 63 (15.83%) IIS
22 63 (15.83%) ITIL
23 62 (15.58%) MS Office
24 60 (15.08%) Windows 7
25 58 (14.57%) PowerShell
25 58 (14.57%) LAN
25 58 (14.57%) WAN
26 50 (12.56%) vSphere

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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
1 156 (39.20%) MS Exchange
2 91 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 63 (15.83%) IIS
4 49 (12.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 36 (9.05%) SharePoint
6 35 (8.79%) Exchange Server 2003
6 35 (8.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (4.02%) SharePoint 2010
8 14 (3.52%) Apache
9 10 (2.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.51%) Lync
11 4 (1.01%) MTS
12 3 (0.75%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2000
12 3 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.50%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.50%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.50%) SAS
13 2 (0.50%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 124 (31.16%) MS Excel
2 62 (15.58%) MS Office
3 3 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.75%) Magento
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.50%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.50%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.25%) Agresso
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 42 (10.55%) Office 365
2 25 (6.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (5.53%) IaaS
4 15 (3.77%) SaaS
5 4 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.25%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 97 (24.37%) DNS
2 91 (22.86%) SAN
3 80 (20.10%) TCP/IP
4 76 (19.10%) Firewall
5 64 (16.08%) DHCP
6 58 (14.57%) LAN
6 58 (14.57%) WAN
7 42 (10.55%) VPN
8 20 (5.03%) IPv4
9 19 (4.77%) VLAN
9 19 (4.77%) NAS
10 15 (3.77%) IP Telephony
11 13 (3.27%) IPsec
12 12 (3.02%) DDNS
13 10 (2.51%) Wireless
13 10 (2.51%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (2.51%) Cisco IOS
13 10 (2.51%) VoIP
14 8 (2.01%) Internet
15 7 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (32.66%) SQL Server
2 74 (18.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (5.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (4.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (4.02%) Crystal Reports
6 13 (3.27%) MySQL
7 11 (2.76%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.01%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.75%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.50%) Cognos Report Studio
12 2 (0.50%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 2 (0.50%) JasperReports
12 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.50%) DB2
12 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.26%) InstallShield
1 9 (2.26%) NUnit
1 9 (2.26%) Selenium
2 8 (2.01%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.01%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (1.01%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.25%) Toad
5 1 (0.25%) Subversion
5 1 (0.25%) Hudson
General
1 40 (10.05%) Finance
2 12 (3.02%) Manufacturing
3 10 (2.51%) Advertising
4 6 (1.51%) Legal
5 5 (1.26%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.50%) Games
6 2 (0.50%) Retail
7 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 81 (20.35%) Support Engineer
2 64 (16.08%) Analyst
3 57 (14.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 36 (9.05%) 3rd Line Support
5 33 (8.29%) Support Analyst
5 33 (8.29%) IT Support
6 26 (6.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 23 (5.78%) Consultant
8 20 (5.03%) Developer
9 19 (4.77%) 2nd Line Support
9 19 (4.77%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 17 (4.27%) 1st Line Support
11 16 (4.02%) Support Technician
12 14 (3.52%) Software Developer
12 14 (3.52%) Team Leader
12 14 (3.52%) IT Support Engineer
13 13 (3.27%) Applications Support
14 12 (3.02%) Systems Administrator
14 12 (3.02%) Technical Engineer
14 12 (3.02%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (9.80%) .NET
2 26 (6.53%) HTML
3 24 (6.03%) Web Services
4 22 (5.53%) WCF
5 21 (5.28%) .NET Framework
6 16 (4.02%) XML
6 16 (4.02%) CSS
6 16 (4.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 15 (3.77%) WinForms
8 14 (3.52%) ADO.NET
8 14 (3.52%) .NET Compact Framework
9 9 (2.26%) ASP.NET
10 7 (1.76%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (1.01%) COM+
11 4 (1.01%) DCOM
12 2 (0.50%) HTML5
12 2 (0.50%) SAP Basis
12 2 (0.50%) Ajax
12 2 (0.50%) MDX
13 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.54%) Clustering
2 29 (7.29%) Data Centre
3 27 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.52%) Client/Server
5 14 (3.52%) Computer Science
6 13 (3.27%) HP StoreVirtual
7 12 (3.02%) Blackberry
8 11 (2.76%) Replication
9 8 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (2.01%) Thin Client
9 8 (2.01%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.51%) EqualLogic
11 3 (0.75%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.75%) Statistics
11 3 (0.75%) Biometrics
11 3 (0.75%) Smartcard
12 2 (0.50%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.50%) FMCG
12 2 (0.50%) User Experience
12 2 (0.50%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 398 (100.00%) Windows
2 233 (58.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 181 (45.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 60 (15.08%) Windows 7
5 43 (10.80%) Linux
6 37 (9.30%) Windows XP
6 37 (9.30%) Windows 8
7 10 (2.51%) UNIX
8 8 (2.01%) Windows Vista
9 7 (1.76%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.75%) CentOS
10 3 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.75%) Android
10 3 (0.75%) Solaris
11 2 (0.50%) AIX
11 2 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (15.83%) ITIL
2 20 (5.03%) Service Delivery
3 19 (4.77%) Web Development
4 17 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (4.27%) CRM
5 16 (4.02%) Unit Testing
6 15 (3.77%) Server Building
6 15 (3.77%) SDLC
7 14 (3.52%) DevOps
7 14 (3.52%) OOD
7 14 (3.52%) OO
7 14 (3.52%) Project Management
8 13 (3.27%) Mentoring
9 12 (3.02%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (3.02%) Line Management
10 10 (2.51%) Infrastructure Management
11 9 (2.26%) Migration
11 9 (2.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (2.01%) Network Design
12 8 (2.01%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (24.87%) SQL
2 58 (14.57%) PowerShell
3 36 (9.05%) C#
4 29 (7.29%) VB
5 20 (5.03%) T-SQL
6 18 (4.52%) VB6
6 18 (4.52%) VB.NET
7 17 (4.27%) JavaScript
8 11 (2.76%) PL/SQL
9 10 (2.51%) PHP
10 9 (2.26%) VBScript
11 6 (1.51%) Java
12 4 (1.01%) C
13 3 (0.75%) Perl
13 3 (0.75%) VBA
13 3 (0.75%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.25%) RPG
Qualifications
1 75 (18.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (10.05%) MCSE
3 38 (9.55%) MCITP
4 36 (9.05%) Degree
4 36 (9.05%) MCSA
5 35 (8.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 35 (8.79%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (8.54%) CCNA
7 23 (5.78%) Citrix Certification
8 18 (4.52%) CCA
9 11 (2.76%) MCP
10 10 (2.51%) MCTS
11 9 (2.26%) Security Cleared
11 9 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (2.01%) CCNP
13 6 (1.51%) ISEB
13 6 (1.51%) SC Cleared
14 2 (0.50%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.50%) MOS
14 2 (0.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.77%) SLA
2 3 (0.75%) TickIT
2 3 (0.75%) QA
2 3 (0.75%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 223 (56.03%) Active Directory
2 120 (30.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (24.62%) Hyper-V
4 50 (12.56%) vSphere
5 44 (11.06%) XenApp
6 37 (9.30%) Terminal Services
7 27 (6.78%) VMware ESX
8 23 (5.78%) XenDesktop
9 14 (3.52%) Forefront TMG
10 11 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (2.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (2.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (1.51%) Terminal Server
12 6 (1.51%) XenServer
13 5 (1.26%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.50%) DFS Replication
15 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 26 (6.53%) SCCM
2 18 (4.52%) Puppet
2 18 (4.52%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (3.52%) SCOM
4 12 (3.02%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (2.26%) Backup Exec
6 8 (2.01%) NetBackup
7 7 (1.76%) Nagios
8 4 (1.01%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.50%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.50%) WSUS
10 1 (0.25%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.25%) NetVault Backup
10 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.25%) MOM
10 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.25%) Netcool
10 1 (0.25%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 247 (62.06%) Microsoft
2 207 (52.01%) VMware
3 133 (33.42%) Citrix
4 92 (23.12%) Cisco
5 43 (10.80%) HP
6 38 (9.55%) Dell
7 36 (9.05%) NetApp
8 24 (6.03%) SonicWALL
9 18 (4.52%) CheckPoint
10 17 (4.27%) Symantec
10 17 (4.27%) Oracle
11 12 (3.02%) IBM
12 11 (2.76%) Brocade
13 9 (2.26%) AppSense
13 9 (2.26%) EMC
14 6 (1.51%) Red Hat
14 6 (1.51%) Veeam
15 5 (1.26%) Sophos
16 4 (1.01%) Apple
16 4 (1.01%) Avaya
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus Bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Coventry, Warwickshire
TechnoRecruit
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Salary: Competitive with Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £29500 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £20000 - £24000.00 per annum + Pension, Bonus etc
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £17k - 18k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
ninesharp
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare etc.
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Pension, healthcare, bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago