Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 81 73
Rank change year-on-year -24 -8 -22
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 82 56 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.43% 2.61% 3.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.69% 11.24% 13.78%
Number of salaries quoted 62 54 84
Cheshire median annual salary £30,250 £22,750 £25,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +32.97% -10.78% -27.14%
10th Percentile £21,025 £18,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £35,000 £45,000
North West median annual salary £28,000 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -11.11% -3.08% -2.99%

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 846 498 711
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 25.06% 23.21% 25.24%
Number of salaries quoted 577 394 625
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.77% -7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £48,925 £53,750
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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +5 26 £33,500 +21.82% 9
Wilmslow +24 22 £22,500 +4.65% 1
Macclesfield +3 12 £26,500 +6.00% 1
Crewe -1 5 £35,000 +48.94% 2
Chester - 3 £37,500 - 2
Sandbach -1 2 - -
Knutsford - 2 £33,500 -
Northwich -2 1 £31,500 +65.79%
Daresbury - 1 £19,000 -
Ellesmere Port - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 82 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (67.07%) Windows Server 2012
3 52 (63.41%) Active Directory
4 51 (62.20%) Windows Server
5 39 (47.56%) Microsoft
6 37 (45.12%) Office 365
7 36 (43.90%) VMware
8 33 (40.24%) DNS
8 33 (40.24%) MS Exchange
9 29 (35.37%) Windows 7
10 28 (34.15%) Hyper-V
10 28 (34.15%) Exchange Server 2013
10 28 (34.15%) Firewall
11 27 (32.93%) Citrix
12 24 (29.27%) Exchange Server 2010
13 22 (26.83%) Microsoft Certification
14 20 (24.39%) DHCP
14 20 (24.39%) ITIL
14 20 (24.39%) Windows 10
15 19 (23.17%) PowerShell
16 18 (21.95%) SQL Server
17 17 (20.73%) MCSE
17 17 (20.73%) WAN
18 16 (19.51%) MCP
19 15 (18.29%) MCSA
19 15 (18.29%) VPN
19 15 (18.29%) Skype for Business
20 14 (17.07%) Windows 8
20 14 (17.07%) Cisco
20 14 (17.07%) LAN

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 33 (40.24%) MS Exchange
2 28 (34.15%) Exchange Server 2013
3 24 (29.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (18.29%) Skype for Business
5 10 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (7.32%) IIS
7 1 (1.22%) Apache
7 1 (1.22%) iPlanet
7 1 (1.22%) JBoss
7 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 37 (45.12%) Office 365
2 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.22%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 33 (40.24%) DNS
2 28 (34.15%) Firewall
3 20 (24.39%) DHCP
4 17 (20.73%) WAN
5 15 (18.29%) VPN
6 14 (17.07%) LAN
7 9 (10.98%) Remote Desktop
8 7 (8.54%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (7.32%) IPsec
9 6 (7.32%) SAN
9 6 (7.32%) VoIP
10 5 (6.10%) BGP
10 5 (6.10%) EIGRP
10 5 (6.10%) Ethernet
10 5 (6.10%) IP Telephony
10 5 (6.10%) MPLS
10 5 (6.10%) OSPF
10 5 (6.10%) SNMP
10 5 (6.10%) SSL
10 5 (6.10%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.88%) MySQL
3 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.22%) MSI
1 1 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (6.10%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.44%) Games
3 2 (2.44%) Local Government
4 1 (1.22%) Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Law
4 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (35.37%) Support Engineer
2 18 (21.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 17 (20.73%) Analyst
4 15 (18.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 15 (18.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 11 (13.41%) Windows Engineer
6 9 (10.98%) Service Analyst
6 9 (10.98%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (9.76%) Active Directory Analyst
7 8 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (9.76%) IT Support
7 8 (9.76%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (9.76%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 7 (8.54%) IT Engineer
8 7 (8.54%) Support Analyst
8 7 (8.54%) VMware Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) IT Support Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) Office 365 Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.44%) .NET
1 2 (2.44%) 802.1X
1 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET
1 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (2.44%) CSS
1 2 (2.44%) CSS3
1 2 (2.44%) HTML
1 2 (2.44%) HTML5
1 2 (2.44%) jQuery
1 2 (2.44%) XML
2 1 (1.22%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.76%) Driving Licence
2 6 (7.32%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.66%) Life Science
3 3 (3.66%) Replication
4 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.44%) PKI
5 1 (1.22%) iPad
5 1 (1.22%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 82 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (67.07%) Windows Server 2012
3 51 (62.20%) Windows Server
4 29 (35.37%) Windows 7
5 20 (24.39%) Windows 10
6 14 (17.07%) Windows 8
7 12 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (10.98%) Mac OS X
9 7 (8.54%) Linux
10 1 (1.22%) CentOS
10 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.22%) Unix
10 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.39%) ITIL
2 8 (9.76%) Service Management
3 7 (8.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (6.10%) High Availability
4 5 (6.10%) ITIL V3
4 5 (6.10%) ITSM
4 5 (6.10%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (6.10%) Load Balancing
5 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 4 (4.88%) Problem Management
5 4 (4.88%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.66%) Asset Management
6 3 (3.66%) Presales
6 3 (3.66%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (3.66%) Software Deployment
6 3 (3.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.44%) Break/Fix
7 2 (2.44%) Case Management
7 2 (2.44%) Hardware Maintenance
7 2 (2.44%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (23.17%) PowerShell
2 11 (13.41%) SQL
3 3 (3.66%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.44%) C#
4 2 (2.44%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.22%) Groovy
5 1 (1.22%) Java
5 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (26.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (20.73%) MCSE
3 16 (19.51%) MCP
4 15 (18.29%) MCSA
5 9 (10.98%) MCITP
6 6 (7.32%) CCNP
6 6 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (7.32%) Degree
7 4 (4.88%) A+ Certification
7 4 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.44%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (1.22%) CCNA
9 1 (1.22%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.54%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (63.41%) Active Directory
2 28 (34.15%) Hyper-V
3 13 (15.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (13.41%) XenApp
5 7 (8.54%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (8.54%) vSphere
6 6 (7.32%) XenDesktop
7 5 (6.10%) Terminal Services
8 3 (3.66%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (2.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (2.44%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) WSUS
2 3 (3.66%) SCCM
2 3 (3.66%) SCOM
3 2 (2.44%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.44%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.44%) SmoothWall
4 1 (1.22%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.22%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.22%) CA Wily
4 1 (1.22%) Ganglia
4 1 (1.22%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 39 (47.56%) Microsoft
2 36 (43.90%) VMware
3 27 (32.93%) Citrix
4 14 (17.07%) Cisco
5 9 (10.98%) Apple
6 8 (9.76%) IBM
7 7 (8.54%) Veeam
8 5 (6.10%) F5
8 5 (6.10%) Riverbed
9 4 (4.88%) HP
10 3 (3.66%) Dell
10 3 (3.66%) NetApp
11 2 (2.44%) Avaya
11 2 (2.44%) Facebook
11 2 (2.44%) McAfee
11 2 (2.44%) NETGEAR
11 2 (2.44%) Oracle
11 2 (2.44%) Remedy
11 2 (2.44%) ServiceNow
11 2 (2.44%) Wyse