Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 77 74
Rank change year-on-year -45 -3 -21
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 56 81 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.80% 3.27% 2.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.90% 14.31% 12.38%
Number of salaries quoted 33 66 65
Cheshire median annual salary £34,000 £30,000 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -17.65%
10th Percentile £21,500 £18,625 £18,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £46,875 £41,250
North West median annual salary £30,000 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% -3.08% -

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 709 566 541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 22.74% 22.87% 23.74%
Number of salaries quoted 506 404 476
Cheshire median annual salary £40,500 £36,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.72% +11.54% -13.33%
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,975 £20,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £53,250
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 19 June 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 19 June 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 34 £33,500 +11.67% 3
Wilmslow +14 9 £34,000 -15.00%
Sandbach -1 2 - -
Macclesfield -16 2 £27,500 -
Runcorn +11 1 £22,500 -11.76%
Daresbury -4 1 £30,000 +66.67%
Crewe -13 1 £22,500 -25.00% 2
Knutsford -17 1 £35,000 -
Lymm - 1 £29,000 -
Windows Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (91.07%) Active Directory
3 43 (76.79%) Windows Server
4 41 (73.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (58.93%) Microsoft
6 32 (57.14%) VMware
7 28 (50.00%) SQL Server
8 27 (48.21%) Citrix
9 26 (46.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 26 (46.43%) Hyper-V
10 25 (44.64%) MS Exchange
11 24 (42.86%) MCSE
12 23 (41.07%) Office 365
13 22 (39.29%) DNS
14 20 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2013
15 19 (33.93%) Microsoft Azure
16 17 (30.36%) MCP
16 17 (30.36%) Firewall
16 17 (30.36%) Network Security
16 17 (30.36%) PowerShell
17 16 (28.57%) WAN
17 16 (28.57%) LAN
18 15 (26.79%) Cisco
18 15 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
18 15 (26.79%) Exchange Server 2010
19 14 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
20 13 (23.21%) VPN
20 13 (23.21%) Linux
20 13 (23.21%) Security Cleared
20 13 (23.21%) Presales

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 25 (44.64%) MS Exchange
2 20 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 15 (26.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (16.07%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (16.07%) Skype for Business
5 5 (8.93%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 23 (41.07%) Office 365
2 19 (33.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (39.29%) DNS
2 17 (30.36%) Firewall
2 17 (30.36%) Network Security
3 16 (28.57%) LAN
3 16 (28.57%) WAN
4 13 (23.21%) VPN
5 11 (19.64%) Remote Desktop
6 10 (17.86%) DHCP
6 10 (17.86%) SAN
7 6 (10.71%) TCP/IP
8 5 (8.93%) BGP
8 5 (8.93%) EIGRP
8 5 (8.93%) MPLS
9 3 (5.36%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (3.57%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (3.57%) VLAN
10 2 (3.57%) VoIP
10 2 (3.57%) Wireless
11 1 (1.79%) Ethernet
11 1 (1.79%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.71%) MySQL
General
1 5 (8.93%) Retail
2 4 (7.14%) Retail Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Local Government
4 1 (1.79%) Games
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) Support Engineer
2 15 (26.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 14 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 14 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 12 (21.43%) Architect
4 12 (21.43%) Technical Architect
4 12 (21.43%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (14.29%) Server Engineer
6 7 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (10.71%) IT Support
7 6 (10.71%) Operations Engineer
7 6 (10.71%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 5 (8.93%) Windows Server Engineer
9 4 (7.14%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 4 (7.14%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (7.14%) IT Engineer
9 4 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
9 4 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
10 3 (5.36%) Server Support Technician
10 3 (5.36%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.79%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.57%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.57%) PKI
3 2 (3.57%) Replication
3 2 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.79%) iPhone
4 1 (1.79%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (1.79%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (76.79%) Windows Server
3 41 (73.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (23.21%) Linux
5 6 (10.71%) Windows 7
6 5 (8.93%) CentOS
6 5 (8.93%) Windows 10
6 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (7.14%) SUSE
8 2 (3.57%) Android
8 2 (3.57%) Mac OS X
8 2 (3.57%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.79%) AIX
9 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.21%) Presales
2 12 (21.43%) Customer Requirements
2 12 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
2 12 (21.43%) Programme Management
2 12 (21.43%) Project Management
2 12 (21.43%) Server Virtualisation
2 12 (21.43%) Vendor Relationship Management
3 10 (17.86%) ITIL
4 6 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (10.71%) High Availability
4 6 (10.71%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 6 (10.71%) Service Delivery
5 5 (8.93%) Load Balancing
6 4 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
6 4 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (5.36%) Data Protection
8 2 (3.57%) Case Management
8 2 (3.57%) Hardware Maintenance
8 2 (3.57%) ITIL V3
8 2 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.36%) PowerShell
2 7 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (46.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (42.86%) MCSE
3 17 (30.36%) MCP
4 13 (23.21%) Security Cleared
5 6 (10.71%) MCSA
6 4 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (5.36%) CCNA
7 3 (5.36%) CCNP
8 2 (3.57%) MCITP
9 1 (1.79%) Degree
9 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) GDPR
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (91.07%) Active Directory
2 26 (46.43%) Hyper-V
3 15 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (19.64%) Terminal Services
5 8 (14.29%) vSphere
6 7 (12.50%) XenApp
7 6 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (8.93%) XenDesktop
9 2 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (3.57%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) WSUS
2 3 (5.36%) Backup Exec
2 3 (5.36%) SCOM
3 2 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.57%) SmoothWall
4 1 (1.79%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (58.93%) Microsoft
2 32 (57.14%) VMware
3 27 (48.21%) Citrix
4 15 (26.79%) Cisco
5 7 (12.50%) IBM
5 7 (12.50%) Veeam
6 4 (7.14%) McAfee
6 4 (7.14%) Red Hat
7 3 (5.36%) Avaya
7 3 (5.36%) Dell
7 3 (5.36%) HP
7 3 (5.36%) NetApp
8 2 (3.57%) Apple
8 2 (3.57%) Ivanti
8 2 (3.57%) Wyse
9 1 (1.79%) Mitel
9 1 (1.79%) Pegasus
9 1 (1.79%) Remedy
9 1 (1.79%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.79%) Symantec