Period
to 21 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Windows Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 6 months to 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 63 87
Rank change year-on-year -43 +24 -6
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 64 115 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.33% 4.07% 2.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.23% 16.34% 12.58%
Number of salaries quoted 38 101 56
Cheshire median annual salary £34,000 £27,500 £25,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.64% +7.84% -27.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £18,250 £18,000
90th Percentile £49,875 £47,500 £40,625
North West median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% -14.29% +10.24%

Windows Server 2008 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 570 704 485
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.72% 24.91% 22.75%
Number of salaries quoted 415 515 421
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +10.29% -8.11%
10th Percentile £21,500 £20,750 £20,000
90th Percentile £64,000 £55,000 £50,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Cheshire

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Windows Server 2008 in Cheshire

Windows Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Cheshire over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Cheshire

Windows Server 2008
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 21 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -11 43 £38,750 +40.91% 3
Crewe +3 4 £47,500 +35.71%
Wilmslow -14 3 £34,000 +58.14% 1
Knutsford +2 2 £31,750 -11.81%
Northwich +1 2 £19,000 -39.68%
Chester -5 2 £38,750 +25.00% 2
Daresbury -6 2 £30,000 +66.67%
Nantwich -10 1 £21,500 +16.22%
Lymm - 1 £29,000 -
Runcorn - 1 £22,500 -
Windows Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 64 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (89.06%) Windows Server
3 51 (79.69%) Active Directory
4 40 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (60.94%) Microsoft
6 34 (53.13%) Microsoft Azure
7 33 (51.56%) VMware
8 26 (40.63%) SQL Server
9 25 (39.06%) Citrix
9 25 (39.06%) Office 365
10 23 (35.94%) Microsoft Certification
11 21 (32.81%) MCSE
11 21 (32.81%) Network Security
12 19 (29.69%) DNS
12 19 (29.69%) MS Exchange
13 18 (28.13%) Cisco
13 18 (28.13%) Amazon AWS
14 17 (26.56%) WAN
14 17 (26.56%) SAN
15 16 (25.00%) LAN
15 16 (25.00%) MCP
15 16 (25.00%) Security Cleared
15 16 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (25.00%) Hyper-V
16 15 (23.44%) Server Virtualisation
16 15 (23.44%) Presales
16 15 (23.44%) Customer Requirements
16 15 (23.44%) Vendor Relationship Management
16 15 (23.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 15 (23.44%) Project Management

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (29.69%) MS Exchange
2 12 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (18.75%) SharePoint
3 10 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (6.25%) IIS
5 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (4.69%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.56%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 34 (53.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (39.06%) Office 365
3 18 (28.13%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (14.06%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (32.81%) Network Security
2 19 (29.69%) DNS
3 17 (26.56%) SAN
3 17 (26.56%) WAN
4 16 (25.00%) LAN
5 14 (21.88%) VPN
6 10 (15.63%) DHCP
6 10 (15.63%) TCP/IP
7 9 (14.06%) Firewall
8 7 (10.94%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (9.38%) BGP
9 6 (9.38%) EIGRP
9 6 (9.38%) MPLS
10 5 (7.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 5 (7.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (7.81%) SSL
11 1 (1.56%) 4G
11 1 (1.56%) VLAN
11 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (1.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (40.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) MySQL
3 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (9.38%) Retail
2 4 (6.25%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (23.44%) Architect
1 15 (23.44%) Support Engineer
1 15 (23.44%) Technical Architect
2 12 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
3 10 (15.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (10.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (10.94%) Infrastructure Support
5 7 (10.94%) IT Engineer
5 7 (10.94%) IT Support
5 7 (10.94%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (9.38%) Server Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 4 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
8 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 4 (6.25%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Clustering
2 6 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.38%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.13%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.13%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.56%) iPhone
5 1 (1.56%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 64 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (89.06%) Windows Server
3 40 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (18.75%) Linux
5 10 (15.63%) Windows 7
6 8 (12.50%) Windows 10
7 7 (10.94%) CentOS
8 6 (9.38%) SUSE
8 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (7.81%) Android
9 5 (7.81%) Windows 8
10 2 (3.13%) AIX
10 2 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.44%) Customer Requirements
1 15 (23.44%) Disaster Recovery
1 15 (23.44%) Enterprise Architecture
1 15 (23.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 15 (23.44%) Presales
1 15 (23.44%) Programme Management
1 15 (23.44%) Project Management
1 15 (23.44%) Server Virtualisation
1 15 (23.44%) Vendor Relationship Management
2 13 (20.31%) High Availability
2 13 (20.31%) ITIL
3 7 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (10.94%) Server Management
3 7 (10.94%) Service Delivery
4 6 (9.38%) Data Protection
4 6 (9.38%) Load Balancing
4 6 (9.38%) Problem Management
5 5 (7.81%) Analytical Thinking
5 5 (7.81%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (7.81%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.94%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.38%) SQL
3 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (35.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (32.81%) MCSE
3 16 (25.00%) MCP
3 16 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.69%) CCNA
4 3 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.69%) MCSA
5 2 (3.13%) CCNP
5 2 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.94%) GDPR
2 2 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (79.69%) Active Directory
2 16 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 16 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (12.50%) Terminal Services
4 4 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (6.25%) vSphere
4 4 (6.25%) XenApp
4 4 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (15.63%) AirWatch
2 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (7.81%) Foglight
4 1 (1.56%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.56%) SCCM
4 1 (1.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (60.94%) Microsoft
2 33 (51.56%) VMware
3 25 (39.06%) Citrix
4 18 (28.13%) Cisco
5 10 (15.63%) McAfee
6 9 (14.06%) Blue Coat
6 9 (14.06%) SolarWinds
7 7 (10.94%) NetApp
8 6 (9.38%) HP
8 6 (9.38%) Nimble Storage
8 6 (9.38%) Red Hat
9 5 (7.81%) Brocade
9 5 (7.81%) CommVault
9 5 (7.81%) F5
9 5 (7.81%) NetIQ
9 5 (7.81%) TippingPoint
10 4 (6.25%) Veeam
11 3 (4.69%) Barracuda Networks
11 3 (4.69%) IBM
12 1 (1.56%) Sun