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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 53 108 42
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -66
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 218 86 229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.27% 2.09% 4.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.23% 8.98% 19.21%
Number of salaries quoted 180 80 184
Average salary £31,500 £32,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.07% -9.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £52,500
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
1265 958 1192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.76% 23.30% 25.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1077 790 1031
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +18 77 £30,500 -3.93% 10
Shropshire +13 37 £30,500 +52.50%
Coventry -1 30 £24,250 -30.71% 4
Staffordshire +22 29 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Warwickshire -12 10 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Solihull -11 9 £34,500 +6.15%
Wolverhampton - 9 £36,000 - 1
Worcestershire -1 8 £35,000 - 3
Walsall +1 5 £25,000 -16.66%
Dudley -3 4 £35,750 +2.14% 1
Herefordshire -7 2 £22,000 -45.00%
West Bromwich +5 1 £37,500 - 2
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 481 (100.00%) Windows
2 296 (61.54%) Active Directory
3 282 (58.63%) VMware
4 262 (54.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 254 (52.81%) Microsoft
6 223 (46.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 205 (42.62%) MS Exchange
8 184 (38.25%) Citrix
9 166 (34.51%) VMware Infrastructure
10 162 (33.68%) SQL Server
11 142 (29.52%) SAN
12 140 (29.11%) Exchange Server 2010
13 129 (26.82%) LAN
14 128 (26.61%) DNS
15 124 (25.78%) Cisco
16 122 (25.36%) Hyper-V
17 116 (24.12%) WAN
17 116 (24.12%) MS Excel
18 104 (21.62%) Firewall
18 104 (21.62%) Microsoft Certification
19 102 (21.21%) vSphere
20 99 (20.58%) SQL
21 96 (19.96%) Windows 7
22 94 (19.54%) SQL Server 2008
23 93 (19.33%) ITIL
24 85 (17.67%) TCP/IP
25 84 (17.46%) Finance
26 79 (16.42%) DHCP
27 75 (15.59%) MCSE
27 75 (15.59%) Exchange Server 2013

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 205 (42.62%) MS Exchange
2 140 (29.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 75 (15.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 69 (14.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 57 (11.85%) IIS
6 49 (10.19%) SharePoint
7 33 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2003
8 20 (4.16%) Lync
9 18 (3.74%) SharePoint 2010
10 16 (3.33%) Apache
11 15 (3.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (1.25%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.83%) Lotus Domino
13 4 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2000
14 3 (0.62%) CMS
14 3 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.62%) EPiServer CMS
15 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.42%) NetWeaver
15 2 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 116 (24.12%) MS Excel
2 61 (12.68%) MS Office
3 5 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.62%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.42%) MS Project
6 1 (0.21%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 17 (3.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.42%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.42%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 34 (7.07%) Office 365
2 13 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.04%) IaaS
4 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.42%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 142 (29.52%) SAN
2 129 (26.82%) LAN
3 128 (26.61%) DNS
4 116 (24.12%) WAN
5 104 (21.62%) Firewall
6 85 (17.67%) TCP/IP
7 79 (16.42%) DHCP
8 58 (12.06%) VPN
9 35 (7.28%) NAS
10 32 (6.65%) Internet
11 30 (6.24%) Wireless
12 24 (4.99%) VLAN
13 22 (4.57%) VoIP
14 21 (4.37%) IP Telephony
15 20 (4.16%) DDNS
16 17 (3.53%) Intranet
17 16 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
18 14 (2.91%) Network Security
19 12 (2.49%) Wi-Fi
20 10 (2.08%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (33.68%) SQL Server
2 94 (19.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (7.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 27 (5.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (1.87%) MySQL
5 9 (1.87%) SQL Server 2000
5 9 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.25%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.42%) DB2
10 2 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.21%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (1.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.21%) Toad
2 1 (0.21%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.21%) NUnit
2 1 (0.21%) Selenium
2 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 84 (17.46%) Finance
2 17 (3.53%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.08%) Financial Institution
4 9 (1.87%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.66%) Advertising
6 7 (1.46%) Retail
7 5 (1.04%) Banking
8 2 (0.42%) Games
9 1 (0.21%) Local Government
9 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 106 (22.04%) Analyst
2 87 (18.09%) Support Engineer
3 63 (13.10%) 3rd Line Support
4 61 (12.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 50 (10.40%) Support Analyst
6 43 (8.94%) IT Support
7 30 (6.24%) Consultant
7 30 (6.24%) Applications Support
8 27 (5.61%) Support Technician
8 27 (5.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 26 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
10 24 (4.99%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 24 (4.99%) Network Engineer
11 19 (3.95%) Technical Engineer
12 18 (3.74%) IT Support Technician
13 17 (3.53%) Administrator
13 17 (3.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 16 (3.33%) Team Leader
14 16 (3.33%) Server Engineer
14 16 (3.33%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (7.07%) .NET
2 21 (4.37%) Web Services
3 20 (4.16%) HTML
4 15 (3.12%) WCF
5 14 (2.91%) XML
6 9 (1.87%) ASP.NET
6 9 (1.87%) .NET Framework
7 8 (1.66%) CSS
8 5 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (0.83%) SOAP
9 4 (0.83%) EDIFACT
9 4 (0.83%) WinForms
10 3 (0.62%) Application Packaging
10 3 (0.62%) X-Windows
10 3 (0.62%) COM
10 3 (0.62%) ADO.NET
10 3 (0.62%) .NET Compact Framework
11 2 (0.42%) Software Packaging
11 2 (0.42%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.28%) Clustering
2 19 (3.95%) Computer Science
3 15 (3.12%) Biometrics
3 15 (3.12%) Smartcard
3 15 (3.12%) Blackberry
3 15 (3.12%) Mobile App
4 10 (2.08%) EqualLogic
5 9 (1.87%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.87%) Replication
6 8 (1.66%) GIS
6 8 (1.66%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (1.46%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.83%) Statistics
8 4 (0.83%) Handset
9 2 (0.42%) Tandem
9 2 (0.42%) NHS
9 2 (0.42%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.42%) AS400
9 2 (0.42%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.21%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 481 (100.00%) Windows
2 262 (54.47%) Windows Server 2003
3 223 (46.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 96 (19.96%) Windows 7
5 70 (14.55%) Windows XP
6 43 (8.94%) Linux
7 36 (7.48%) Windows 8
8 19 (3.95%) Windows Vista
9 14 (2.91%) Windows 2000 Server
10 12 (2.49%) Android
11 11 (2.29%) UNIX
12 10 (2.08%) Ubuntu
13 6 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (1.04%) VMS
15 4 (0.83%) CentOS
16 3 (0.62%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
18 1 (0.21%) Windows NT
18 1 (0.21%) Solaris
18 1 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (19.33%) ITIL
2 35 (7.28%) Service Delivery
3 31 (6.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 28 (5.82%) Network Monitoring
5 25 (5.20%) CRM
6 16 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (3.12%) Automated Testing
7 15 (3.12%) Identity Management
7 15 (3.12%) Cyber Security
8 14 (2.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (2.70%) Business Continuity
10 12 (2.49%) Incident Management
10 12 (2.49%) ERP
10 12 (2.49%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (2.49%) Line Management
10 12 (2.49%) Mentoring
11 11 (2.29%) Change Management
12 10 (2.08%) E-Commerce
12 10 (2.08%) Configuration Management
12 10 (2.08%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (20.58%) SQL
2 25 (5.20%) PowerShell
3 20 (4.16%) VB
3 20 (4.16%) C#
4 12 (2.49%) PHP
5 7 (1.46%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.25%) VBScript
7 5 (1.04%) VB.NET
7 5 (1.04%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.83%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.83%) Java
8 4 (0.83%) VB6
9 3 (0.62%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.62%) C
10 1 (0.21%) Perl
10 1 (0.21%) RPG
Qualifications
1 104 (21.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (15.59%) MCSE
3 61 (12.68%) Cisco Certification
4 56 (11.64%) Degree
5 51 (10.60%) CCNA
6 43 (8.94%) MCSA
7 37 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 27 (5.61%) Citrix Certification
9 22 (4.57%) Security Cleared
9 22 (4.57%) MCITP
10 21 (4.37%) CCA
11 18 (3.74%) ITIL Certification
11 18 (3.74%) VCP4
12 15 (3.12%) MCP
13 14 (2.91%) SC Cleared
14 13 (2.70%) CCNP
15 5 (1.04%) MCTS
15 5 (1.04%) CCEA
15 5 (1.04%) CCEE
15 5 (1.04%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.16%) SLA
2 15 (3.12%) TickIT
2 15 (3.12%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 4 (0.83%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.21%) COBIT
System Software
1 296 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 166 (34.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (25.36%) Hyper-V
4 102 (21.21%) vSphere
5 63 (13.10%) XenApp
6 41 (8.52%) VMware ESX
7 28 (5.82%) Terminal Services
8 23 (4.78%) XenDesktop
9 21 (4.37%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (3.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 13 (2.70%) XenServer
12 9 (1.87%) vCloud
13 7 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (1.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (1.04%) VMware Server
14 5 (1.04%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (0.83%) Terminal Server
16 1 (0.21%) ISA Server
16 1 (0.21%) Xen
16 1 (0.21%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 29 (6.03%) SCCM
2 21 (4.37%) SCOM
3 18 (3.74%) Backup Exec
4 17 (3.53%) Nagios
5 13 (2.70%) WSUS
6 11 (2.29%) NetBackup
6 11 (2.29%) SCDPM
7 9 (1.87%) MOM
8 8 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (1.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 6 (1.25%) XenMobile
9 6 (1.25%) SCVMM
10 5 (1.04%) EMC NetWorker
10 5 (1.04%) MAILsweeper
10 5 (1.04%) SCSM
11 4 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (0.62%) ARCserve
13 2 (0.42%) Windows Intune
13 2 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 2 (0.42%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 282 (58.63%) VMware
2 254 (52.81%) Microsoft
3 184 (38.25%) Citrix
4 124 (25.78%) Cisco
5 67 (13.93%) HP
6 49 (10.19%) NetApp
7 34 (7.07%) EMC
8 33 (6.86%) Symantec
9 32 (6.65%) Dell
10 18 (3.74%) Juniper
11 17 (3.53%) Brocade
12 16 (3.33%) SonicWALL
13 12 (2.49%) Avaya
13 12 (2.49%) Oracle
14 11 (2.29%) Mitel
14 11 (2.29%) Apple
15 10 (2.08%) CommVault
15 10 (2.08%) WatchGuard
16 9 (1.87%) CheckPoint
17 8 (1.66%) Sophos
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £41500 per annum + excellent package & training
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus, Bens & PDP
Posted: 2 days ago
Evesham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £10000 - £15000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
RM Education
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum + (inc car allowance) + 5% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
IT MOB
Salary: From £28,000 to £31,000 per annum Pension, Death in Service Benefit, P
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £16000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £40000 - £49000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
QA Limited
Salary: £150.00 per week
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension, Bonus etc
Posted: 6 days ago
Stourbridge
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Phone + PC
Posted: 9 days ago
West Bromwich
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Cannock
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Car
Posted: 18 days ago