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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 68 67 39
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -28
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 202 203 270
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.46% 3.77% 4.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.69% 18.00% 19.48%
Number of salaries quoted 180 180 227
Average salary £31,500 £32,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.07% -8.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £42,500 £49,000
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
1210 1128 1386
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.70% 20.93% 25.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1071 987 1167
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
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 30 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 30 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 -3 65 £35,000 +8.10% 12
Coventry -13 51 £35,500 - 10
Staffordshire +4 20 £30,000 - 13
Shropshire -6 17 £25,000 -28.57%
Solihull +5 14 £30,000 -20.00%
Herefordshire +2 8 £42,500 -
Wolverhampton +1 8 £30,000 -4.76% 3
Warwickshire -21 8 £37,500 +19.04%
Walsall - 7 £24,750 -
Worcestershire -9 6 £27,750 -7.50% 1
Dudley - 2 £28,750 -
Halesowen - 1 £29,000 - 1
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 379 (100.00%) Windows
2 235 (62.01%) Microsoft
3 228 (60.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 208 (54.88%) Active Directory
5 186 (49.08%) VMware
6 163 (43.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 141 (37.20%) MS Exchange
8 130 (34.30%) SQL Server
9 120 (31.66%) MS Excel
10 110 (29.02%) VMware Infrastructure
11 109 (28.76%) Citrix
12 103 (27.18%) SQL
13 86 (22.69%) Hyper-V
14 85 (22.43%) SAN
15 83 (21.90%) Exchange Server 2010
16 81 (21.37%) DNS
17 77 (20.32%) Cisco
18 72 (19.00%) TCP/IP
18 72 (19.00%) SQL Server 2008
19 70 (18.47%) Microsoft Certification
20 64 (16.89%) IIS
20 64 (16.89%) Firewall
21 61 (16.09%) ITIL
21 61 (16.09%) DHCP
22 58 (15.30%) PowerShell
23 54 (14.25%) MS Office
24 51 (13.46%) Windows 7
25 49 (12.93%) LAN
26 47 (12.40%) Linux
27 46 (12.14%) vSphere

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

For the 6 months to 30 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
1 141 (37.20%) MS Exchange
2 83 (21.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 64 (16.89%) IIS
4 46 (12.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 34 (8.97%) Exchange Server 2003
6 32 (8.44%) SharePoint
7 31 (8.18%) Exchange Server 2007
8 17 (4.49%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (2.64%) Apache
10 7 (1.85%) MTS
10 7 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (1.58%) Lync
12 3 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.79%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.53%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.53%) SAS
13 2 (0.53%) NetWeaver
13 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2000
13 2 (0.53%) GlassFish
Applications
1 120 (31.66%) MS Excel
2 54 (14.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.79%) Magento
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.53%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.26%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.26%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 44 (11.61%) Office 365
2 28 (7.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (5.80%) IaaS
4 19 (5.01%) SaaS
5 5 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.26%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 85 (22.43%) SAN
2 81 (21.37%) DNS
3 72 (19.00%) TCP/IP
4 64 (16.89%) Firewall
5 61 (16.09%) DHCP
6 49 (12.93%) LAN
7 45 (11.87%) WAN
8 32 (8.44%) VPN
9 20 (5.28%) IPv4
10 15 (3.96%) IPsec
10 15 (3.96%) VLAN
11 13 (3.43%) NAS
12 11 (2.90%) VoIP
13 8 (2.11%) Wireless
13 8 (2.11%) IP Telephony
14 6 (1.58%) Internet
15 5 (1.32%) MPLS
15 5 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
16 4 (1.06%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (34.30%) SQL Server
2 72 (19.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (5.01%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (4.75%) Crystal Reports
5 16 (4.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (2.64%) MySQL
6 10 (2.64%) SQL Server 2000
7 7 (1.85%) DB2
8 6 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.06%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.79%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.53%) Cognos Report Studio
11 2 (0.53%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 2 (0.53%) JasperReports
11 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (2.90%) InstallShield
1 11 (2.90%) NUnit
1 11 (2.90%) Selenium
2 10 (2.64%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.06%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.79%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.26%) Toad
6 1 (0.26%) Subversion
6 1 (0.26%) Hudson
General
1 41 (10.82%) Finance
2 15 (3.96%) Advertising
3 10 (2.64%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.58%) Legal
5 3 (0.79%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.26%) Automotive
7 1 (0.26%) Games
7 1 (0.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 73 (19.26%) Support Engineer
2 59 (15.57%) Analyst
3 52 (13.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 34 (8.97%) Support Analyst
5 30 (7.92%) 3rd Line Support
6 29 (7.65%) IT Support
7 26 (6.86%) Consultant
8 23 (6.07%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 22 (5.80%) Developer
10 16 (4.22%) Software Developer
11 15 (3.96%) Applications Support
11 15 (3.96%) 2nd Line Support
11 15 (3.96%) Team Leader
11 15 (3.96%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 14 (3.69%) IT Support Engineer
13 13 (3.43%) Server Engineer
13 13 (3.43%) Technical Engineer
13 13 (3.43%) 1st Line Support
13 13 (3.43%) Systems Administrator
14 12 (3.17%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (11.61%) .NET
2 28 (7.39%) HTML
3 26 (6.86%) Web Services
4 24 (6.33%) WCF
5 22 (5.80%) .NET Framework
6 18 (4.75%) XML
6 18 (4.75%) CSS
6 18 (4.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 17 (4.49%) WinForms
8 16 (4.22%) ADO.NET
8 16 (4.22%) .NET Compact Framework
9 10 (2.64%) ASP.NET
10 8 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (1.85%) COM+
11 7 (1.85%) DCOM
12 2 (0.53%) COM
12 2 (0.53%) SAP Basis
12 2 (0.53%) Ajax
12 2 (0.53%) MDX
12 2 (0.53%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.28%) Clustering
3 19 (5.01%) Client/Server
3 19 (5.01%) Data Centre
4 16 (4.22%) HP StoreVirtual
4 16 (4.22%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (2.90%) Replication
6 9 (2.37%) Fat Client
6 9 (2.37%) Thin Client
7 7 (1.85%) Blackberry
7 7 (1.85%) EqualLogic
8 3 (0.79%) FMCG
8 3 (0.79%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.53%) LPAR
9 2 (0.53%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.53%) User Experience
10 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.26%) iSeries
10 1 (0.26%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 379 (100.00%) Windows
2 228 (60.16%) Windows Server 2012
3 163 (43.01%) Windows Server 2003
4 51 (13.46%) Windows 7
5 47 (12.40%) Linux
6 32 (8.44%) Windows 8
7 30 (7.92%) Windows XP
8 11 (2.90%) UNIX
9 9 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.58%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (1.32%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.06%) Solaris
13 3 (0.79%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.53%) CentOS
14 2 (0.53%) AIX
15 1 (0.26%) Android
15 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (16.09%) ITIL
2 21 (5.54%) Web Development
3 19 (5.01%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (4.75%) Service Delivery
5 17 (4.49%) CRM
5 17 (4.49%) Unit Testing
5 17 (4.49%) SDLC
6 16 (4.22%) OOD
6 16 (4.22%) OO
7 15 (3.96%) DevOps
8 14 (3.69%) Project Management
8 14 (3.69%) Line Management
9 13 (3.43%) Infrastructure Management
9 13 (3.43%) Server Building
10 11 (2.90%) Mentoring
10 11 (2.90%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (2.37%) Configuration Management
11 9 (2.37%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (2.11%) Time Management
12 8 (2.11%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 103 (27.18%) SQL
2 58 (15.30%) PowerShell
3 40 (10.55%) C#
4 33 (8.71%) VB
5 25 (6.60%) T-SQL
6 23 (6.07%) VB6
7 21 (5.54%) VB.NET
8 19 (5.01%) JavaScript
9 13 (3.43%) PL/SQL
10 9 (2.37%) PHP
11 8 (2.11%) VBScript
12 7 (1.85%) Java
13 4 (1.06%) Perl
13 4 (1.06%) C
14 3 (0.79%) VBA
14 3 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 70 (18.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (10.82%) MCITP
3 37 (9.76%) Degree
4 35 (9.23%) MCSA
5 33 (8.71%) MCSE
5 33 (8.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 21 (5.54%) CCNA
6 21 (5.54%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (5.28%) Citrix Certification
8 17 (4.49%) CCA
9 10 (2.64%) Security Cleared
10 9 (2.37%) MCTS
10 9 (2.37%) MCP
10 9 (2.37%) CCNP
11 7 (1.85%) ISEB
11 7 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.32%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.53%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.53%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.49%) SLA
2 4 (1.06%) QA
3 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 208 (54.88%) Active Directory
2 110 (29.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (22.69%) Hyper-V
4 46 (12.14%) vSphere
5 42 (11.08%) XenApp
6 32 (8.44%) Terminal Services
7 21 (5.54%) XenDesktop
8 18 (4.75%) VMware ESX
9 17 (4.49%) Forefront TMG
10 10 (2.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 9 (2.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (1.32%) Terminal Server
13 5 (1.32%) XenServer
14 3 (0.79%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.53%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 24 (6.33%) SCCM
2 18 (4.75%) Puppet
2 18 (4.75%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (3.43%) SCOM
4 12 (3.17%) Backup Exec
5 11 (2.90%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (2.11%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.79%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.79%) WSUS
7 3 (0.79%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.53%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 2 (0.53%) Netcool
8 2 (0.53%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 1 (0.26%) Nagios
9 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.26%) MOM
9 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.26%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 235 (62.01%) Microsoft
2 186 (49.08%) VMware
3 109 (28.76%) Citrix
4 77 (20.32%) Cisco
5 41 (10.82%) HP
5 41 (10.82%) Dell
6 40 (10.55%) NetApp
7 26 (6.86%) Oracle
8 23 (6.07%) SonicWALL
9 21 (5.54%) CheckPoint
10 16 (4.22%) Symantec
11 12 (3.17%) IBM
12 11 (2.90%) Red Hat
13 9 (2.37%) AppSense
14 7 (1.85%) Brocade
14 7 (1.85%) EMC
15 5 (1.32%) Veeam
16 4 (1.06%) SolarWinds
16 4 (1.06%) Nimsoft
16 4 (1.06%) Sophos
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum 15% shift allowance
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Go IT Recruitment Limited
Salary: 30K-40K + 25 days holiday + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum SALARY:£40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Anderson Scott Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £33000.00 per annum + Car Allowance + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Connected IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £17000.00 - £18000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago