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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 46 52 66
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +14
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 275 215 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.79% 4.11% 3.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.77% 16.88% 13.15%
Number of salaries quoted 239 185 162
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £52,500
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
1465 1274 1346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.53% 24.38% 27.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1303 1107 1196
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £21,976 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,100 £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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +4 118 £32,500 -27.77% 9
Coventry +13 60 £33,750 -13.46% 6
Warwickshire +3 31 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Staffordshire +11 23 £32,500 +4.00% 8
Shropshire +2 17 £30,500 +38.78% 2
Solihull -23 8 £37,500 +66.66% 2
Worcestershire +4 3 £25,500 -27.14% 2
Walsall -9 3 £23,000 -23.33%
Dudley - 3 £30,000 -
Wolverhampton -6 1 £42,000 +33.78% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 500 (100.00%) Windows
2 283 (56.60%) Active Directory
3 276 (55.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 274 (54.80%) VMware
5 258 (51.60%) Microsoft
6 214 (42.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 194 (38.80%) Citrix
8 190 (38.00%) MS Exchange
9 184 (36.80%) VMware Infrastructure
10 146 (29.20%) SQL Server
11 123 (24.60%) LAN
11 123 (24.60%) Microsoft Certification
11 123 (24.60%) SAN
11 123 (24.60%) Finance
12 118 (23.60%) Exchange Server 2010
13 117 (23.40%) DNS
13 117 (23.40%) WAN
14 113 (22.60%) ITIL
15 112 (22.40%) Windows 7
16 111 (22.20%) Cisco
17 108 (21.60%) MS Excel
18 106 (21.20%) Firewall
18 106 (21.20%) Hyper-V
19 104 (20.80%) TCP/IP
20 101 (20.20%) MCSE
21 100 (20.00%) SQL
22 96 (19.20%) vSphere
23 93 (18.60%) XenApp
24 89 (17.80%) DHCP
25 79 (15.80%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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
1 190 (38.00%) MS Exchange
2 118 (23.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 74 (14.80%) Exchange Server 2007
4 68 (13.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 57 (11.40%) IIS
6 51 (10.20%) SharePoint
7 39 (7.80%) Exchange Server 2003
8 27 (5.40%) Lync
9 18 (3.60%) SharePoint 2010
10 16 (3.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (1.20%) IBM Notes
12 5 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (1.00%) CMS
12 5 (1.00%) EPiServer CMS
12 5 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2000
13 4 (0.80%) Lotus Domino
13 4 (0.80%) Apache
14 3 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.40%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 108 (21.60%) MS Excel
2 64 (12.80%) MS Office
3 3 (0.60%) MS Project
3 3 (0.60%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 15 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.20%) Office 365
2 11 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.40%) IaaS
4 2 (0.40%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 123 (24.60%) LAN
1 123 (24.60%) SAN
2 117 (23.40%) DNS
2 117 (23.40%) WAN
3 106 (21.20%) Firewall
4 104 (20.80%) TCP/IP
5 89 (17.80%) DHCP
6 51 (10.20%) VPN
7 37 (7.40%) Internet
8 34 (6.80%) NAS
9 29 (5.80%) Wireless
10 28 (5.60%) VoIP
11 25 (5.00%) Network Security
12 23 (4.60%) VLAN
13 16 (3.20%) IP Telephony
14 15 (3.00%) SSH
14 15 (3.00%) iSCSI
15 14 (2.80%) NetScaler
16 12 (2.40%) Cisco IOS
16 12 (2.40%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (29.20%) SQL Server
2 69 (13.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (6.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 20 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.40%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.20%) MySQL
8 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.40%) DB2
11 1 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.20%) Informix
11 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.40%) MSI
2 6 (1.20%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.80%) InstallShield
3 4 (0.80%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.40%) Subversion
4 2 (0.40%) RequisitePro
5 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 123 (24.60%) Finance
2 25 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.60%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.20%) Financial Institution
4 11 (2.20%) Retail
5 7 (1.40%) Banking
6 4 (0.80%) Advertising
6 4 (0.80%) Legal
7 2 (0.40%) Automotive
7 2 (0.40%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.20%) Marketing
8 1 (0.20%) Local Government
8 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 116 (23.20%) Analyst
2 74 (14.80%) Support Engineer
3 60 (12.00%) Support Analyst
4 58 (11.60%) 3rd Line Support
5 41 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 39 (7.80%) IT Support
7 38 (7.60%) Administrator
8 37 (7.40%) Consultant
9 33 (6.60%) Systems Administrator
10 28 (5.60%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 28 (5.60%) 2nd Line Support
11 27 (5.40%) Applications Support
11 27 (5.40%) Systems Engineer
12 22 (4.40%) Server Engineer
12 22 (4.40%) Senior Support Engineer
13 21 (4.20%) Test Engineer
14 20 (4.00%) Network Engineer
15 18 (3.60%) Senior Analyst
16 17 (3.40%) IT Administrator
17 16 (3.20%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.80%) .NET
2 20 (4.00%) HTML
3 15 (3.00%) Web Services
3 15 (3.00%) Application Packaging
4 13 (2.60%) XML
5 12 (2.40%) WCF
6 10 (2.00%) ASP.NET
7 9 (1.80%) .NET Framework
8 7 (1.40%) CSS
9 6 (1.20%) SOAP
9 6 (1.20%) Software Packaging
10 5 (1.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (0.80%) EDIFACT
12 3 (0.60%) WinForms
12 3 (0.60%) X-Windows
12 3 (0.60%) jQuery
13 2 (0.40%) WPF
13 2 (0.40%) REST
13 2 (0.40%) NancyFx
13 2 (0.40%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 21 (4.20%) Biometrics
1 21 (4.20%) Smartcard
1 21 (4.20%) Clustering
1 21 (4.20%) Mobile App
2 17 (3.40%) Computer Science
3 14 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.40%) Blackberry
5 10 (2.00%) EqualLogic
6 8 (1.60%) GIS
6 8 (1.60%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.40%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.20%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.20%) Replication
8 6 (1.20%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.60%) Handset
9 3 (0.60%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.40%) NHS
10 2 (0.40%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.20%) Inversion of Control
11 1 (0.20%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 500 (100.00%) Windows
2 276 (55.20%) Windows Server 2003
3 214 (42.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 112 (22.40%) Windows 7
5 79 (15.80%) Windows XP
6 37 (7.40%) Windows 8
7 25 (5.00%) Linux
7 25 (5.00%) Windows Vista
8 16 (3.20%) UNIX
9 8 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
10 7 (1.40%) Android
11 5 (1.00%) VMS
12 4 (0.80%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.60%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.60%) Solaris
14 2 (0.40%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.40%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.40%) Debian
14 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (22.60%) ITIL
2 48 (9.60%) Disaster Recovery
3 33 (6.60%) Network Monitoring
4 22 (4.40%) CRM
4 22 (4.40%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (4.20%) Automated Testing
5 21 (4.20%) Identity Management
5 21 (4.20%) Cyber Security
6 17 (3.40%) Service Delivery
7 16 (3.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (3.00%) Mentoring
9 14 (2.80%) Business Continuity
9 14 (2.80%) Load Balancing
10 13 (2.60%) Kalman Filter
10 13 (2.60%) Change Control
10 13 (2.60%) Change Management
11 12 (2.40%) Manual Testing
12 10 (2.00%) ERP
12 10 (2.00%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (2.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 100 (20.00%) SQL
2 30 (6.00%) VB
3 19 (3.80%) PowerShell
4 18 (3.60%) C#
5 13 (2.60%) VBScript
6 6 (1.20%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.20%) PHP
7 4 (0.80%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.60%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.40%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.20%) VB6
Qualifications
1 123 (24.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 101 (20.20%) MCSE
3 56 (11.20%) Degree
4 53 (10.60%) MCSA
5 52 (10.40%) Cisco Certification
6 45 (9.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 41 (8.20%) CCNA
8 34 (6.80%) Citrix Certification
9 32 (6.40%) CCA
10 27 (5.40%) MCITP
11 25 (5.00%) MCP
12 20 (4.00%) Security Cleared
13 17 (3.40%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (2.60%) CCNP
14 13 (2.60%) SC Cleared
15 10 (2.00%) NCDA
16 9 (1.80%) VCP4
17 5 (1.00%) CCEE
17 5 (1.00%) CCIA
17 5 (1.00%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.40%) SLA
2 21 (4.20%) TickIT
2 21 (4.20%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 3 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.40%) QA
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 283 (56.60%) Active Directory
2 184 (36.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (21.20%) Hyper-V
4 96 (19.20%) vSphere
5 93 (18.60%) XenApp
6 46 (9.20%) XenDesktop
7 44 (8.80%) VMware ESX
8 23 (4.60%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (3.20%) XenServer
10 10 (2.00%) Terminal Services
11 9 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (1.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 9 (1.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 9 (1.80%) vCloud
12 5 (1.00%) Forefront TMG
13 4 (0.80%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.80%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.40%) Postfix
15 1 (0.20%) IAG
15 1 (0.20%) UAG
Systems Management
1 61 (12.20%) SCCM
2 34 (6.80%) SCOM
3 30 (6.00%) Backup Exec
4 14 (2.80%) NetBackup
4 14 (2.80%) SCDPM
5 13 (2.60%) WSUS
6 8 (1.60%) MOM
7 7 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (1.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 6 (1.20%) EMC NetWorker
9 5 (1.00%) MAILsweeper
9 5 (1.00%) Nagios
9 5 (1.00%) SCVMM
9 5 (1.00%) XenMobile
10 4 (0.80%) EdgeSight
10 4 (0.80%) SCSM
10 4 (0.80%) AppDNA
11 3 (0.60%) ARCserve
11 3 (0.60%) Legato
11 3 (0.60%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 274 (54.80%) VMware
2 258 (51.60%) Microsoft
3 194 (38.80%) Citrix
4 111 (22.20%) Cisco
5 75 (15.00%) HP
6 56 (11.20%) NetApp
7 43 (8.60%) EMC
8 39 (7.80%) Symantec
9 31 (6.20%) Dell
10 20 (4.00%) CheckPoint
11 18 (3.60%) Mitel
12 16 (3.20%) Oracle
12 16 (3.20%) SonicWALL
13 15 (3.00%) Juniper
14 13 (2.60%) CommVault
14 13 (2.60%) SolarWinds
15 11 (2.20%) IBM
15 11 (2.20%) Websense
16 10 (2.00%) AppSense
16 10 (2.00%) Avaya
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Kidderminster
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + great company + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits, Phone, Laptop, PC, Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 - £21000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Sanderson
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + Bonus, Pension etc
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke on Trent
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Car
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Shropshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Staffordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 days ago