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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 67 79 46
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -33
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 190 130 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.66% 2.86% 4.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.30% 12.62% 19.31%
Number of salaries quoted 160 122 193
Average salary £31,500 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.07% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%
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
1242 1030 1212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.90% 22.66% 24.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1069 895 1038
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -2 61 £30,500 -6.15% 10
Coventry -18 28 £25,000 -25.92% 7
Shropshire +9 27 £31,000 +44.18% 2
Staffordshire +17 25 £32,500 -7.14% 7
Solihull -8 11 £34,000 -9.33% 1
Worcestershire +2 10 £30,500 -12.85% 3
Wolverhampton +10 8 £34,250 +24.54%
Warwickshire -21 8 £34,500 +2.22% 2
Walsall -3 5 £28,750 -4.16%
Herefordshire +5 4 £42,500 +79.89%
Dudley -7 4 £32,000 +2.40% 1
West Bromwich +2 1 £37,500 +44.23%
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 437 (100.00%) Windows
2 260 (59.50%) Active Directory
2 260 (59.50%) VMware
3 255 (58.35%) Microsoft
4 218 (49.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 203 (46.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 187 (42.79%) MS Exchange
7 158 (36.16%) VMware Infrastructure
8 155 (35.47%) SQL Server
9 151 (34.55%) Citrix
10 121 (27.69%) Exchange Server 2010
11 120 (27.46%) Hyper-V
12 119 (27.23%) DNS
13 118 (27.00%) MS Excel
14 110 (25.17%) Cisco
15 109 (24.94%) SAN
15 109 (24.94%) LAN
16 98 (22.43%) WAN
17 97 (22.20%) SQL
18 92 (21.05%) Firewall
19 88 (20.14%) Microsoft Certification
20 86 (19.68%) Windows 7
21 85 (19.45%) SQL Server 2008
22 79 (18.08%) ITIL
23 78 (17.85%) vSphere
24 73 (16.70%) DHCP
25 69 (15.79%) TCP/IP
26 66 (15.10%) Exchange Server 2013
27 60 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2007
27 60 (13.73%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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
1 187 (42.79%) MS Exchange
2 121 (27.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 66 (15.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 60 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2007
5 50 (11.44%) IIS
6 46 (10.53%) SharePoint
7 27 (6.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 18 (4.12%) SharePoint 2010
9 17 (3.89%) Apache
10 13 (2.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 13 (2.97%) Lync
11 3 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.69%) CMS
11 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2000
11 3 (0.69%) EPiServer CMS
11 3 (0.69%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.46%) SAS
12 2 (0.46%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.46%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 118 (27.00%) MS Excel
2 60 (13.73%) MS Office
3 5 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.69%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.69%) Magento
4 2 (0.46%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 33 (7.55%) Office 365
2 11 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.14%) SaaS
4 3 (0.69%) IaaS
5 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.46%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 119 (27.23%) DNS
2 109 (24.94%) LAN
2 109 (24.94%) SAN
3 98 (22.43%) WAN
4 92 (21.05%) Firewall
5 73 (16.70%) DHCP
6 69 (15.79%) TCP/IP
7 48 (10.98%) VPN
8 35 (8.01%) NAS
9 25 (5.72%) Wireless
10 23 (5.26%) VLAN
11 20 (4.58%) DDNS
11 20 (4.58%) Internet
12 18 (4.12%) IP Telephony
13 17 (3.89%) VoIP
14 15 (3.43%) Cisco IOS
15 13 (2.97%) Network Security
16 12 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
17 10 (2.29%) Intranet
18 9 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (35.47%) SQL Server
2 85 (19.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (6.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 28 (6.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (2.29%) SQL Server 2000
6 9 (2.06%) MySQL
7 8 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.60%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (1.37%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.46%) DB2
11 2 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.23%) MS Access
12 1 (0.23%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 5 (1.14%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.69%) InstallShield
2 3 (0.69%) NUnit
2 3 (0.69%) Selenium
3 2 (0.46%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.23%) Toad
General
1 55 (12.59%) Finance
2 16 (3.66%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.29%) Advertising
4 9 (2.06%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.37%) Retail
6 4 (0.92%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.46%) Games
7 2 (0.46%) Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Local Government
8 1 (0.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 94 (21.51%) Analyst
2 87 (19.91%) Support Engineer
3 67 (15.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 56 (12.81%) 3rd Line Support
5 45 (10.30%) Support Analyst
6 38 (8.70%) IT Support
7 29 (6.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 28 (6.41%) Support Technician
9 21 (4.81%) Applications Support
9 21 (4.81%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 20 (4.58%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 20 (4.58%) Network Engineer
11 19 (4.35%) Consultant
11 19 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
12 18 (4.12%) IT Support Technician
12 18 (4.12%) 2nd Line Support
13 16 (3.66%) Administrator
13 16 (3.66%) Developer
14 15 (3.43%) Senior Support Engineer
15 14 (3.20%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.09%) .NET
2 22 (5.03%) HTML
3 21 (4.81%) Web Services
4 17 (3.89%) WCF
5 12 (2.75%) .NET Framework
6 10 (2.29%) XML
6 10 (2.29%) CSS
6 10 (2.29%) ASP.NET
7 7 (1.60%) WinForms
7 7 (1.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 6 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (1.37%) .NET Compact Framework
8 6 (1.37%) ADO.NET
9 4 (0.92%) SOAP
9 4 (0.92%) EDIFACT
10 2 (0.46%) SAP Basis
10 2 (0.46%) Ajax
10 2 (0.46%) COM
10 2 (0.46%) MDX
10 2 (0.46%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.55%) Clustering
2 16 (3.66%) Blackberry
3 13 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.75%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.29%) Biometrics
5 10 (2.29%) Smartcard
5 10 (2.29%) Mobile App
5 10 (2.29%) Replication
6 9 (2.06%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.83%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.14%) GIS
8 5 (1.14%) EqualLogic
9 4 (0.92%) Statistics
9 4 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.69%) Handset
11 2 (0.46%) Tandem
11 2 (0.46%) AS400
11 2 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.23%) User Experience
12 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 437 (100.00%) Windows
2 218 (49.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 203 (46.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 86 (19.68%) Windows 7
5 47 (10.76%) Windows XP
6 44 (10.07%) Linux
7 33 (7.55%) Windows 8
8 14 (3.20%) Windows Vista
9 12 (2.75%) Android
9 12 (2.75%) Windows 2000 Server
10 11 (2.52%) UNIX
11 9 (2.06%) Ubuntu
12 5 (1.14%) CentOS
12 5 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.69%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.23%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (18.08%) ITIL
2 37 (8.47%) Service Delivery
3 25 (5.72%) Disaster Recovery
3 25 (5.72%) Network Monitoring
4 21 (4.81%) CRM
5 12 (2.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (2.75%) Mentoring
6 11 (2.52%) Business Continuity
6 11 (2.52%) Incident Management
6 11 (2.52%) Web Development
6 11 (2.52%) E-Commerce
6 11 (2.52%) Configuration Management
7 10 (2.29%) Identity Management
7 10 (2.29%) ERP
7 10 (2.29%) Automated Testing
7 10 (2.29%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (2.29%) Migration
7 10 (2.29%) Cyber Security
7 10 (2.29%) Network Management
7 10 (2.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (22.20%) SQL
2 24 (5.49%) C#
3 23 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 22 (5.03%) VB
5 13 (2.97%) PHP
6 9 (2.06%) JavaScript
7 8 (1.83%) VB.NET
8 7 (1.60%) VB6
8 7 (1.60%) PL/SQL
8 7 (1.60%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.37%) VBScript
9 6 (1.37%) Java
10 5 (1.14%) C
11 3 (0.69%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.46%) Perl
13 1 (0.23%) RPG
Qualifications
1 88 (20.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (13.50%) MCSE
3 51 (11.67%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (10.07%) CCNA
5 38 (8.70%) MCSA
6 37 (8.47%) Degree
7 34 (7.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 26 (5.95%) MCITP
9 22 (5.03%) Citrix Certification
9 22 (5.03%) Security Cleared
10 16 (3.66%) CCA
11 15 (3.43%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (3.20%) SC Cleared
13 12 (2.75%) MCP
14 10 (2.29%) CCNP
15 9 (2.06%) VCP4
16 7 (1.60%) MCTS
17 4 (0.92%) HND
18 2 (0.46%) MOS
19 1 (0.23%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.66%) SLA
2 10 (2.29%) TickIT
2 10 (2.29%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 4 (0.92%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.23%) COBIT
5 1 (0.23%) QA
System Software
1 260 (59.50%) Active Directory
2 158 (36.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 120 (27.46%) Hyper-V
4 78 (17.85%) vSphere
5 43 (9.84%) XenApp
6 38 (8.70%) VMware ESX
7 31 (7.09%) Terminal Services
8 19 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (3.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 17 (3.89%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.14%) XenServer
10 5 (1.14%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.92%) vCloud
11 4 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.69%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.69%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.46%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.23%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (5.95%) SCCM
2 18 (4.12%) SCOM
3 17 (3.89%) Nagios
4 11 (2.52%) Backup Exec
4 11 (2.52%) WSUS
5 9 (2.06%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (2.06%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.83%) SCDPM
6 8 (1.83%) MOM
7 6 (1.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (0.92%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.69%) SCSM
10 2 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.46%) MAILsweeper
10 2 (0.46%) ARCserve
11 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 260 (59.50%) VMware
2 255 (58.35%) Microsoft
3 151 (34.55%) Citrix
4 110 (25.17%) Cisco
5 44 (10.07%) HP
6 35 (8.01%) NetApp
7 27 (6.18%) Dell
7 27 (6.18%) EMC
8 24 (5.49%) Symantec
9 17 (3.89%) Brocade
10 15 (3.43%) Juniper
11 14 (3.20%) Oracle
12 13 (2.97%) Apple
13 12 (2.75%) Avaya
14 11 (2.52%) SonicWALL
15 8 (1.83%) Mitel
16 7 (1.60%) 3PAR
17 6 (1.37%) LANDesk
17 6 (1.37%) WatchGuard
17 6 (1.37%) Veeam
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £48000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + BENEFITS PACKAGE
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Salary circa £35k - £40k + Car / Car
Posted: 10 hours ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £30-40K + Car & Commision
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, Private Health Ins.
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £48000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Dudley
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits!
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £24000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £300 - £390 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 + Car + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Consult Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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