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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 55 44 62
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +18
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 251 246 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.48% 4.56% 3.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.45% 18.13% 15.36%
Number of salaries quoted 215 219 161
Average salary £34,500 £35,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.12% -6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,317 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
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
1438 1357 1237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.66% 25.13% 25.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1250 1206 1060
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -20 80 £35,000 -12.50% 8
Coventry +17 56 £38,000 -13.63% 10
Warwickshire 0 30 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Staffordshire -10 22 £29,750 -11.19% 2
Solihull +1 20 £35,000 +12.90% 3
Shropshire -1 14 £42,500 +95.40% 1
Worcestershire -4 8 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Herefordshire 0 6 £42,500 - 1
Dudley -3 3 £30,000 +2.56%
Wolverhampton -3 2 £31,500 +0.80% 2
West Bromwich +2 1 £37,500 +13.63%
Walsall -3 1 £20,000 -40.74%
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 476 (100.00%) Windows
2 268 (56.30%) Active Directory
3 257 (53.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 247 (51.89%) VMware
5 234 (49.16%) Microsoft
6 194 (40.76%) MS Exchange
7 184 (38.66%) Citrix
8 167 (35.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 165 (34.66%) VMware Infrastructure
10 141 (29.62%) SQL Server
11 135 (28.36%) Windows 7
12 131 (27.52%) Finance
13 124 (26.05%) Cisco
14 117 (24.58%) Microsoft Certification
15 115 (24.16%) TCP/IP
16 113 (23.74%) DNS
17 111 (23.32%) Firewall
18 108 (22.69%) SQL
19 107 (22.48%) Exchange Server 2010
20 106 (22.27%) ITIL
21 105 (22.06%) SAN
22 100 (21.01%) MS Excel
23 98 (20.59%) DHCP
24 97 (20.38%) WAN
25 92 (19.33%) LAN
25 92 (19.33%) XenApp
26 91 (19.12%) MCSE
27 86 (18.07%) Windows XP
28 82 (17.23%) HP
29 77 (16.18%) vSphere

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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
1 194 (40.76%) MS Exchange
2 107 (22.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 77 (16.18%) Exchange Server 2007
4 74 (15.55%) IIS
5 59 (12.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 51 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 47 (9.87%) SharePoint
8 29 (6.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 21 (4.41%) Lync
10 13 (2.73%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (2.10%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (1.26%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.84%) Lotus Domino
13 4 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2000
14 3 (0.63%) EPiServer CMS
14 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.63%) CMS
14 3 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.42%) Apache
16 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 100 (21.01%) MS Excel
2 64 (13.45%) MS Office
3 3 (0.63%) MS Project
4 1 (0.21%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.36%) Office 365
2 6 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.84%) IaaS
4 2 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 115 (24.16%) TCP/IP
2 113 (23.74%) DNS
3 111 (23.32%) Firewall
4 105 (22.06%) SAN
5 98 (20.59%) DHCP
6 97 (20.38%) WAN
7 92 (19.33%) LAN
8 67 (14.08%) VPN
9 37 (7.77%) Internet
10 25 (5.25%) VoIP
10 25 (5.25%) NAS
11 21 (4.41%) Wireless
12 20 (4.20%) VLAN
13 18 (3.78%) IP Telephony
14 17 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
15 16 (3.36%) NetScaler
16 14 (2.94%) Network Security
16 14 (2.94%) iSCSI
17 13 (2.73%) Fibre Channel
18 10 (2.10%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (29.62%) SQL Server
2 49 (10.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (6.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (3.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (1.89%) MySQL
7 6 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.21%) Informix
11 1 (0.21%) OLTP
11 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (1.47%) MSI
2 4 (0.84%) InstallShield
2 4 (0.84%) AdminStudio
2 4 (0.84%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.63%) Subversion
4 2 (0.42%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.42%) RequisitePro
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 131 (27.52%) Finance
2 22 (4.62%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.36%) Manufacturing
4 14 (2.94%) Retail
5 10 (2.10%) Banking
6 6 (1.26%) Legal
6 6 (1.26%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.05%) Law
8 4 (0.84%) Back Office
9 3 (0.63%) Automotive
9 3 (0.63%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.42%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 121 (25.42%) Analyst
2 70 (14.71%) Support Analyst
3 61 (12.82%) Support Engineer
4 54 (11.34%) Administrator
5 47 (9.87%) Systems Administrator
6 42 (8.82%) Consultant
6 42 (8.82%) IT Support
7 39 (8.19%) 2nd Line Support
7 39 (8.19%) 3rd Line Support
8 32 (6.72%) Systems Engineer
9 31 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 25 (5.25%) Test Engineer
11 24 (5.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 21 (4.41%) Network Analyst
13 19 (3.99%) Network Engineer
13 19 (3.99%) Server Engineer
14 18 (3.78%) IT Support Analyst
15 17 (3.57%) Applications Support
15 17 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 16 (3.36%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.30%) .NET
2 21 (4.41%) Web Services
3 18 (3.78%) XML
4 17 (3.57%) HTML
5 16 (3.36%) .NET Framework
6 15 (3.15%) WCF
7 14 (2.94%) Application Packaging
7 14 (2.94%) ASP.NET
8 11 (2.31%) CSS
9 8 (1.68%) FIX Protocol
10 6 (1.26%) WinForms
10 6 (1.26%) COM
10 6 (1.26%) ADO.NET
10 6 (1.26%) .NET Compact Framework
10 6 (1.26%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (1.05%) Software Packaging
12 4 (0.84%) jQuery
13 3 (0.63%) NancyFx
13 3 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 3 (0.63%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 27 (5.67%) Clustering
3 25 (5.25%) Biometrics
3 25 (5.25%) Smartcard
4 23 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (4.62%) Blackberry
6 15 (3.15%) Client/Server
7 14 (2.94%) Computer Science
8 13 (2.73%) Fat Client
8 13 (2.73%) Thin Client
9 10 (2.10%) Replication
10 9 (1.89%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.68%) FlexPod
11 8 (1.68%) EqualLogic
12 5 (1.05%) PDA
13 4 (0.84%) CMDB
14 2 (0.42%) NHS
15 1 (0.21%) AS400
15 1 (0.21%) Handset
15 1 (0.21%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 476 (100.00%) Windows
2 257 (53.99%) Windows Server 2003
3 167 (35.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 135 (28.36%) Windows 7
5 86 (18.07%) Windows XP
6 46 (9.66%) Windows 8
7 28 (5.88%) Windows Vista
8 22 (4.62%) Linux
9 18 (3.78%) Windows 2000 Server
10 13 (2.73%) UNIX
11 9 (1.89%) Android
12 8 (1.68%) Windows Mobile
13 7 (1.47%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.84%) BlackBerry OS
14 4 (0.84%) Debian
14 4 (0.84%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.84%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.84%) VMS
15 3 (0.63%) Solaris
16 2 (0.42%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (22.27%) ITIL
2 48 (10.08%) Disaster Recovery
3 28 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (5.67%) Identity Management
5 25 (5.25%) Automated Testing
5 25 (5.25%) Cyber Security
6 23 (4.83%) Network Monitoring
7 19 (3.99%) Load Balancing
8 16 (3.36%) Change Control
8 16 (3.36%) Project Management
9 15 (3.15%) Migration
9 15 (3.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (2.73%) Service Management
10 13 (2.73%) CRM
11 10 (2.10%) Change Management
11 10 (2.10%) Manual Testing
11 10 (2.10%) Kalman Filter
12 9 (1.89%) PRINCE2
12 9 (1.89%) Configuration Management
13 8 (1.68%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 108 (22.69%) SQL
2 33 (6.93%) VB
3 20 (4.20%) PowerShell
4 19 (3.99%) C#
5 16 (3.36%) VBScript
6 11 (2.31%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.89%) T-SQL
7 9 (1.89%) VB.NET
8 6 (1.26%) VB6
Qualifications
1 117 (24.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 91 (19.12%) MCSE
3 53 (11.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 51 (10.71%) Degree
5 49 (10.29%) Cisco Certification
6 46 (9.66%) CCNA
7 39 (8.19%) MCSA
7 39 (8.19%) MCP
8 34 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
9 29 (6.09%) MCITP
10 28 (5.88%) CCA
11 18 (3.78%) Security Cleared
12 14 (2.94%) NCDA
13 12 (2.52%) SC Cleared
13 12 (2.52%) CCNP
14 11 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (1.68%) NCIE
15 8 (1.68%) VCAP
15 8 (1.68%) VTSP
15 8 (1.68%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.46%) SLA
2 25 (5.25%) TickIT
2 25 (5.25%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.42%) QA
3 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 268 (56.30%) Active Directory
2 165 (34.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (19.33%) XenApp
4 77 (16.18%) vSphere
5 74 (15.55%) Hyper-V
6 55 (11.55%) XenDesktop
7 51 (10.71%) VMware ESX
8 28 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (3.36%) XenServer
10 14 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
11 13 (2.73%) Terminal Services
12 12 (2.52%) Forefront TMG
13 9 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 7 (1.47%) Terminal Server
14 7 (1.47%) UAG
15 6 (1.26%) IAG
16 4 (0.84%) vCloud
16 4 (0.84%) VMware Server
16 4 (0.84%) ISA Server
16 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 75 (15.76%) SCCM
2 32 (6.72%) SCOM
3 27 (5.67%) Backup Exec
4 14 (2.94%) WSUS
5 9 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (1.89%) NetBackup
5 9 (1.89%) SCDPM
6 7 (1.47%) EMC NetWorker
6 7 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (1.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 7 (1.47%) XenMobile
7 6 (1.26%) MAILsweeper
7 6 (1.26%) Cacti
8 4 (0.84%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.84%) SCOrch
8 4 (0.84%) AppDNA
8 4 (0.84%) SCSM
9 3 (0.63%) ARCserve
9 3 (0.63%) Legato
10 2 (0.42%) MOM
Vendors
1 247 (51.89%) VMware
2 234 (49.16%) Microsoft
3 184 (38.66%) Citrix
4 124 (26.05%) Cisco
5 82 (17.23%) HP
6 58 (12.18%) NetApp
7 34 (7.14%) Symantec
8 33 (6.93%) Dell
9 31 (6.51%) EMC
10 25 (5.25%) CheckPoint
11 18 (3.78%) SolarWinds
12 17 (3.57%) SonicWALL
13 14 (2.94%) AppSense
13 14 (2.94%) IBM
14 13 (2.73%) CommVault
14 13 (2.73%) Mitel
15 10 (2.10%) Oracle
15 10 (2.10%) Websense
16 9 (1.89%) Siemens
17 8 (1.68%) Fujitsu
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £55330 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £44000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Car
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
MBA Ltd
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
Trinity
Salary: £36,000 - £42,000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £33000 - £47000 per annum + Bonus+ Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £56000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum up to £40k base plus bens + bonus +
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £33000 - £46000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £33000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Worcestershire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £24000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
euro car parts
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Hereford & Worcestershire
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: 35000-40000 Per Annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Allied Worldwide
Posted: 24 days ago
Tamworth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago