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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 55 42 44
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 229 264 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.23% 4.73% 4.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.96% 18.76% 20.84%
Number of salaries quoted 198 231 214
Average salary £32,500 £35,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.80% +0.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,356 £24,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £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
1275 1407 1161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.52% 25.22% 23.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1107 1222 1012
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -42 54 £32,500 -18.75% 10
Coventry +16 48 £37,500 -14.77% 7
Warwickshire +16 27 £31,500 -21.25% 1
Shropshire -3 26 £35,000 +84.21% 3
Solihull +2 24 £36,000 +2.12%
Staffordshire -9 22 £30,000 -7.69% 4
Worcestershire -8 7 £30,000 -6.25% 3
Herefordshire 0 6 £42,500 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £35,000 -
Dudley -1 2 £29,731 -4.09%
Wolverhampton -2 2 £31,500 +1.61%
West Bromwich -5 2 £28,250 -29.37% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 437 (100.00%) Windows
2 245 (56.06%) Active Directory
3 239 (54.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 229 (52.40%) VMware
5 223 (51.03%) Microsoft
6 176 (40.27%) MS Exchange
7 159 (36.38%) Citrix
8 153 (35.01%) VMware Infrastructure
9 137 (31.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 137 (31.35%) Cisco
10 134 (30.66%) SQL Server
11 130 (29.75%) Windows 7
12 112 (25.63%) Firewall
13 111 (25.40%) TCP/IP
14 110 (25.17%) Microsoft Certification
14 110 (25.17%) SQL
15 102 (23.34%) Finance
16 100 (22.88%) DNS
17 95 (21.74%) ITIL
18 94 (21.51%) Exchange Server 2010
19 92 (21.05%) DHCP
20 90 (20.59%) MS Excel
21 85 (19.45%) WAN
22 84 (19.22%) MCSE
23 80 (18.31%) Windows XP
24 79 (18.08%) SAN
24 79 (18.08%) LAN
24 79 (18.08%) Exchange Server 2007
25 74 (16.93%) SCCM
25 74 (16.93%) XenApp

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 176 (40.27%) MS Exchange
2 94 (21.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 79 (18.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 73 (16.70%) IIS
5 57 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2003
6 53 (12.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 44 (10.07%) SharePoint
8 29 (6.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 17 (3.89%) Lync
10 10 (2.29%) SharePoint Server
10 10 (2.29%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (1.60%) Apache
12 6 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2000
13 4 (0.92%) EPiServer CMS
13 4 (0.92%) CMS
13 4 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.69%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.46%) Lotus Domino
16 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 90 (20.59%) MS Excel
2 57 (13.04%) MS Office
3 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.89%) Office 365
2 7 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.92%) IaaS
4 2 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 112 (25.63%) Firewall
2 111 (25.40%) TCP/IP
3 100 (22.88%) DNS
4 92 (21.05%) DHCP
5 85 (19.45%) WAN
6 79 (18.08%) LAN
6 79 (18.08%) SAN
7 66 (15.10%) VPN
8 31 (7.09%) Internet
9 24 (5.49%) NAS
10 22 (5.03%) VLAN
11 21 (4.81%) Wireless
12 19 (4.35%) VoIP
12 19 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
13 16 (3.66%) IP Telephony
14 15 (3.43%) Fibre Channel
14 15 (3.43%) NetScaler
15 13 (2.97%) Network Security
16 11 (2.52%) iSCSI
16 11 (2.52%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (30.66%) SQL Server
2 39 (8.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (6.18%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (3.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (2.06%) MySQL
7 6 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (1.37%) OLTP
8 4 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.23%) Informix
11 1 (0.23%) MS Access
11 1 (0.23%) DTS
11 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (1.83%) MSI
2 5 (1.14%) AdminStudio
3 4 (0.92%) InstallShield
4 3 (0.69%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.69%) Subversion
5 2 (0.46%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.46%) RequisitePro
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 102 (23.34%) Finance
2 19 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.43%) Manufacturing
4 13 (2.97%) Retail
5 9 (2.06%) Banking
6 6 (1.37%) Law
6 6 (1.37%) Legal
7 4 (0.92%) Back Office
8 3 (0.69%) Automotive
8 3 (0.69%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.46%) Local Government
10 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 105 (24.03%) Analyst
2 59 (13.50%) Support Engineer
3 58 (13.27%) Support Analyst
4 57 (13.04%) Administrator
5 47 (10.76%) Systems Administrator
6 42 (9.61%) Consultant
7 38 (8.70%) IT Support
8 37 (8.47%) 3rd Line Support
9 32 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
10 31 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 28 (6.41%) Systems Engineer
12 26 (5.95%) Network Analyst
13 24 (5.49%) Test Engineer
14 23 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 18 (4.12%) Server Engineer
16 16 (3.66%) IT Support Engineer
16 16 (3.66%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 16 (3.66%) Senior Analyst
17 14 (3.20%) IT Support Analyst
17 14 (3.20%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.95%) .NET
2 18 (4.12%) ASP.NET
3 17 (3.89%) Web Services
4 15 (3.43%) .NET Framework
4 15 (3.43%) HTML
5 13 (2.97%) WCF
5 13 (2.97%) XML
6 11 (2.52%) Application Packaging
7 10 (2.29%) CSS
8 8 (1.83%) FIX Protocol
9 6 (1.37%) WinForms
9 6 (1.37%) COM
9 6 (1.37%) ADO.NET
9 6 (1.37%) .NET Compact Framework
9 6 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (0.92%) jQuery
10 4 (0.92%) Software Packaging
11 3 (0.69%) WPF
11 3 (0.69%) SOAP
11 3 (0.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.09%) Clustering
2 27 (6.18%) Mobile App
3 24 (5.49%) Biometrics
3 24 (5.49%) Smartcard
3 24 (5.49%) Blackberry
4 16 (3.66%) Replication
5 15 (3.43%) Client/Server
6 14 (3.20%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.52%) Thin Client
7 11 (2.52%) Fat Client
8 9 (2.06%) FlexPod
9 6 (1.37%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.14%) PDA
11 4 (0.92%) CMDB
12 2 (0.46%) EqualLogic
13 1 (0.23%) iPad
13 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Storage
13 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.23%) iPhone
13 1 (0.23%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 437 (100.00%) Windows
2 239 (54.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 137 (31.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 130 (29.75%) Windows 7
5 80 (18.31%) Windows XP
6 45 (10.30%) Windows 8
7 28 (6.41%) Windows Vista
8 26 (5.95%) Linux
9 19 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
10 13 (2.97%) UNIX
11 10 (2.29%) Android
12 8 (1.83%) Windows Mobile
12 8 (1.83%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.92%) BlackBerry OS
13 4 (0.92%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.92%) Debian
14 3 (0.69%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.46%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.46%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (21.74%) ITIL
2 42 (9.61%) Disaster Recovery
3 28 (6.41%) Identity Management
4 24 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (5.49%) Automated Testing
4 24 (5.49%) Load Balancing
4 24 (5.49%) Cyber Security
5 22 (5.03%) Network Monitoring
6 18 (4.12%) Migration
6 18 (4.12%) Project Management
7 11 (2.52%) Service Management
7 11 (2.52%) PRINCE2
7 11 (2.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (2.52%) Change Control
8 10 (2.29%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (2.29%) Manual Testing
8 10 (2.29%) Configuration Management
8 10 (2.29%) CRM
9 9 (2.06%) Service Delivery
9 9 (2.06%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 110 (25.17%) SQL
2 29 (6.64%) VB
3 17 (3.89%) PowerShell
3 17 (3.89%) C#
4 13 (2.97%) VBScript
5 12 (2.75%) T-SQL
6 10 (2.29%) JavaScript
7 9 (2.06%) VB.NET
8 6 (1.37%) VB6
Qualifications
1 110 (25.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 84 (19.22%) MCSE
3 48 (10.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 43 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (9.15%) CCNA
6 39 (8.92%) Degree
7 38 (8.70%) MCP
8 35 (8.01%) MCITP
9 31 (7.09%) MCSA
10 27 (6.18%) Citrix Certification
11 21 (4.81%) CCA
12 18 (4.12%) Security Cleared
13 16 (3.66%) NCDA
14 10 (2.29%) VCAP
14 10 (2.29%) SC Cleared
15 9 (2.06%) VCDX
15 9 (2.06%) VTSP
15 9 (2.06%) NCIE
15 9 (2.06%) CCNP
16 7 (1.60%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.49%) ISO 9001
1 24 (5.49%) TickIT
2 20 (4.58%) SLA
3 6 (1.37%) QA
4 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 245 (56.06%) Active Directory
2 153 (35.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (16.93%) Hyper-V
3 74 (16.93%) XenApp
4 71 (16.25%) vSphere
5 49 (11.21%) XenDesktop
6 46 (10.53%) VMware ESX
7 29 (6.64%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (3.89%) Microsoft App-V
9 15 (3.43%) Forefront TMG
10 13 (2.97%) Terminal Services
10 13 (2.97%) XenServer
11 10 (2.29%) UAG
12 8 (1.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (1.37%) Terminal Server
13 6 (1.37%) IAG
14 5 (1.14%) ISA Server
14 5 (1.14%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.92%) Novell eDirectory
16 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 74 (16.93%) SCCM
2 31 (7.09%) SCOM
3 25 (5.72%) Backup Exec
4 14 (3.20%) WSUS
5 11 (2.52%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (2.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (2.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 7 (1.60%) SCDPM
8 6 (1.37%) Cacti
8 6 (1.37%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.14%) XenMobile
10 4 (0.92%) SCSM
10 4 (0.92%) AppDNA
10 4 (0.92%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.92%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.92%) MOM
10 4 (0.92%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.69%) MAILsweeper
11 3 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 2 (0.46%) Legato
Vendors
1 229 (52.40%) VMware
2 223 (51.03%) Microsoft
3 159 (36.38%) Citrix
4 137 (31.35%) Cisco
5 69 (15.79%) HP
6 48 (10.98%) NetApp
7 31 (7.09%) Dell
7 31 (7.09%) Symantec
8 26 (5.95%) EMC
9 22 (5.03%) CheckPoint
10 18 (4.12%) SolarWinds
11 14 (3.20%) AppSense
12 12 (2.75%) IBM
13 10 (2.29%) Mitel
13 10 (2.29%) SonicWALL
14 9 (2.06%) Websense
14 9 (2.06%) Siemens
14 9 (2.06%) Oracle
15 8 (1.83%) Intel
15 8 (1.83%) CommVault
West Midlands
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Car, Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
LA International
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 to £40000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £28000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Intapeople
Salary: £22000 to £26000 per annum - company car or car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Shropshire
Network IT Recruitment
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £33,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + car
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Network ITR
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + beneftis + training
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Intapeople
Salary: £23000 to £26000 per annum - Shift allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Hereford & Worcestershire
OCC Computer personnel
Posted: 13 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum plus bens inc bonus and pension
Posted: 15 days ago