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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 72 65 43
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -22
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 182 216 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.20% 3.95% 4.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.34% 16.38% 18.01%
Number of salaries quoted 164 187 220
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,150 £24,175 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,000 £50,000
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
1114 1319 1388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.59% 24.10% 25.12%
Number of salaries quoted 984 1145 1219
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 £23,500 £22,850
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -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 2 September 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 September 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 +9 66 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Coventry -16 35 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Solihull -2 19 £30,000 -13.04% 1
Staffordshire -1 17 £30,000 - 1
Wolverhampton +1 10 £30,000 -4.76% 1
Worcestershire -3 8 £30,000 - 2
Warwickshire -13 8 £37,500 +34.64%
Herefordshire +4 6 £44,375 +4.41%
Shropshire -18 6 £25,000 -37.50%
West Bromwich -8 3 £30,500 -18.66% 1
Walsall - 3 £25,000 -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 358 (100.00%) Windows
2 221 (61.73%) Microsoft
3 212 (59.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 192 (53.63%) Active Directory
5 162 (45.25%) VMware
6 155 (43.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 121 (33.80%) MS Exchange
8 114 (31.84%) SQL Server
9 113 (31.56%) SQL
10 110 (30.73%) MS Excel
11 97 (27.09%) VMware Infrastructure
12 87 (24.30%) Citrix
13 84 (23.46%) Hyper-V
14 74 (20.67%) Microsoft Certification
15 73 (20.39%) SAN
16 71 (19.83%) Cisco
17 65 (18.16%) PowerShell
18 63 (17.60%) IIS
19 62 (17.32%) DNS
19 62 (17.32%) Firewall
19 62 (17.32%) Exchange Server 2010
20 60 (16.76%) TCP/IP
21 58 (16.20%) SQL Server 2008
22 53 (14.80%) ITIL
23 52 (14.53%) DHCP
24 51 (14.25%) Finance
25 50 (13.97%) LAN
25 50 (13.97%) Windows 7
26 48 (13.41%) .NET
27 47 (13.13%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 121 (33.80%) MS Exchange
2 63 (17.60%) IIS
3 62 (17.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 35 (9.78%) Exchange Server 2003
5 33 (9.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 26 (7.26%) SharePoint
7 25 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (3.07%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (2.79%) MTS
10 6 (1.68%) Lync
11 4 (1.12%) Lotus Domino
11 4 (1.12%) Apache
12 3 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.56%) CMS
13 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2000
13 2 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.56%) SAS
13 2 (0.56%) NetWeaver
14 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 110 (30.73%) MS Excel
2 47 (13.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.56%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.28%) Magento
3 1 (0.28%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 41 (11.45%) Office 365
2 28 (7.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (6.15%) IaaS
4 19 (5.31%) SaaS
5 5 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 73 (20.39%) SAN
2 62 (17.32%) Firewall
2 62 (17.32%) DNS
3 60 (16.76%) TCP/IP
4 52 (14.53%) DHCP
5 50 (13.97%) LAN
6 45 (12.57%) WAN
7 28 (7.82%) VPN
8 23 (6.42%) IPv4
9 17 (4.75%) IPsec
10 15 (4.19%) VLAN
11 10 (2.79%) VoIP
12 8 (2.23%) IP Telephony
12 8 (2.23%) NAS
13 6 (1.68%) Wireless
13 6 (1.68%) Internet
14 5 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
15 4 (1.12%) Network Security
15 4 (1.12%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (31.84%) SQL Server
2 58 (16.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (5.59%) Crystal Reports
4 13 (3.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (2.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (2.23%) SQL Server 2000
6 7 (1.96%) DB2
7 6 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.40%) MySQL
9 4 (1.12%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.84%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.56%) Cognos Report Studio
11 2 (0.56%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.56%) JasperReports
11 2 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (3.91%) Selenium
1 14 (3.91%) Git (software)
1 14 (3.91%) InstallShield
1 14 (3.91%) NUnit
2 9 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.12%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (0.84%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.28%) Subversion
5 1 (0.28%) Hudson
General
1 51 (14.25%) Finance
2 14 (3.91%) Advertising
3 7 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.68%) Legal
5 3 (0.84%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.28%) Retail
6 1 (0.28%) Local Government
6 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.28%) Automotive
6 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 65 (18.16%) Support Engineer
2 63 (17.60%) Analyst
3 45 (12.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 34 (9.50%) Support Analyst
5 24 (6.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 23 (6.42%) Developer
6 23 (6.42%) Consultant
7 19 (5.31%) Software Developer
7 19 (5.31%) IT Support
8 16 (4.47%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 15 (4.19%) Server Engineer
10 14 (3.91%) Network Engineer
10 14 (3.91%) Applications Support
10 14 (3.91%) 2nd Line Support
11 13 (3.63%) Development Manager
12 12 (3.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 12 (3.35%) Team Leader
12 12 (3.35%) DevOps Engineer
13 11 (3.07%) IT Support Engineer
13 11 (3.07%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (13.41%) .NET
2 30 (8.38%) HTML
3 26 (7.26%) Web Services
4 25 (6.98%) WCF
5 23 (6.42%) .NET Framework
6 21 (5.87%) CSS
7 20 (5.59%) XML
7 20 (5.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 19 (5.31%) .NET Compact Framework
8 19 (5.31%) WinForms
8 19 (5.31%) ADO.NET
9 10 (2.79%) COM+
9 10 (2.79%) DCOM
10 7 (1.96%) ASP.NET
11 6 (1.68%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (0.84%) X-Windows
13 2 (0.56%) HTML5
13 2 (0.56%) COM
13 2 (0.56%) SAP Basis
13 2 (0.56%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.15%) Client/Server
2 22 (6.15%) Computer Science
3 18 (5.03%) HP StoreVirtual
4 11 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.51%) Fat Client
5 9 (2.51%) Clustering
5 9 (2.51%) Thin Client
6 7 (1.96%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.68%) EqualLogic
8 5 (1.40%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.12%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.84%) Replication
10 3 (0.84%) FMCG
11 2 (0.56%) LPAR
11 2 (0.56%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.56%) User Experience
12 1 (0.28%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.28%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 358 (100.00%) Windows
2 212 (59.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 155 (43.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 50 (13.97%) Windows 7
5 37 (10.34%) Linux
6 36 (10.06%) Windows XP
7 27 (7.54%) Windows 8
8 9 (2.51%) UNIX
9 7 (1.96%) Windows Vista
9 7 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.40%) Solaris
11 3 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (0.84%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.56%) AIX
13 1 (0.28%) Android
13 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (14.80%) ITIL
2 24 (6.70%) Web Development
3 20 (5.59%) SDLC
4 19 (5.31%) OO
4 19 (5.31%) OOD
5 18 (5.03%) CRM
5 18 (5.03%) Unit Testing
6 16 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (4.19%) DevOps
8 14 (3.91%) Infrastructure Management
9 13 (3.63%) Project Management
9 13 (3.63%) Line Management
10 12 (3.35%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (3.07%) Mentoring
12 10 (2.79%) Configuration Management
13 9 (2.51%) Service Management
13 9 (2.51%) Asset Management
14 8 (2.23%) Performance Tuning
14 8 (2.23%) Software Deployment
14 8 (2.23%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 113 (31.56%) SQL
2 65 (18.16%) PowerShell
3 45 (12.57%) C#
4 37 (10.34%) VB
5 30 (8.38%) T-SQL
6 28 (7.82%) VB6
7 24 (6.70%) VB.NET
8 22 (6.15%) JavaScript
9 15 (4.19%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.96%) VBScript
11 5 (1.40%) PHP
12 4 (1.12%) Java
13 3 (0.84%) VBA
13 3 (0.84%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.56%) Perl
14 2 (0.56%) C
Qualifications
1 74 (20.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (11.73%) Degree
3 39 (10.89%) MCSA
4 37 (10.34%) MCITP
5 34 (9.50%) MCSE
6 29 (8.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 19 (5.31%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (5.31%) CCNA
8 14 (3.91%) Citrix Certification
9 13 (3.63%) CCA
10 11 (3.07%) MCP
11 10 (2.79%) MCTS
12 9 (2.51%) CCNP
13 8 (2.23%) Security Cleared
14 7 (1.96%) ISEB
15 6 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.84%) SC Cleared
17 2 (0.56%) DV Cleared
17 2 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 1 (0.28%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.15%) SLA
2 4 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 192 (53.63%) Active Directory
2 97 (27.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (23.46%) Hyper-V
4 40 (11.17%) XenApp
5 35 (9.78%) vSphere
6 23 (6.42%) Terminal Services
7 21 (5.87%) XenDesktop
8 19 (5.31%) Forefront TMG
9 13 (3.63%) VMware ESX
10 12 (3.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 6 (1.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (1.12%) Terminal Server
12 4 (1.12%) XenServer
13 3 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.28%) UAG
Systems Management
1 22 (6.15%) SCCM
2 18 (5.03%) Puppet
2 18 (5.03%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (3.91%) SCOM
4 12 (3.35%) Backup Exec
5 8 (2.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.68%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.12%) WSUS
8 3 (0.84%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.84%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.56%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 2 (0.56%) Netcool
9 2 (0.56%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 2 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.28%) NetVault Backup
10 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.28%) MOM
Vendors
1 221 (61.73%) Microsoft
2 162 (45.25%) VMware
3 87 (24.30%) Citrix
4 71 (19.83%) Cisco
5 46 (12.85%) NetApp
6 41 (11.45%) HP
7 38 (10.61%) Dell
8 31 (8.66%) Oracle
9 26 (7.26%) SonicWALL
10 23 (6.42%) CheckPoint
11 13 (3.63%) Symantec
12 9 (2.51%) AppSense
12 9 (2.51%) Red Hat
12 9 (2.51%) IBM
13 5 (1.40%) Apple
14 4 (1.12%) Brocade
14 4 (1.12%) Nimsoft
15 3 (0.84%) Barracuda Networks
15 3 (0.84%) Veeam
15 3 (0.84%) SAP
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