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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 59 45
Rank change year-on-year -2 -14  
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 31 40 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.91% 3.08% 4.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.55% 12.82% 21.80%
Number of salaries quoted 25 38 65
Median salary £29,000 £24,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.83% -29.41%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,900 £18,350 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,250 £44,000
UK excluding London median salary £33,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -5.71% -  

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 213 312 399
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 19.98% 24.04% 22.70%
Number of salaries quoted 153 279 334
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £20,000 £20,550
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +7 10 £29,000 +31.81% 4
Macclesfield +1 7 £27,500 +14.58% 1
Crewe -6 4 £27,500 -15.38%
Sandbach - 3 £30,000 -
Knutsford +2 2 - -
Runcorn - 2 £25,500 -
Northwich -4 1 £19,000 +5.55%
Wilmslow -8 1 £40,000 +113.33%
Windows Server 2008
North West

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 68 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (73.53%) Windows Server
3 43 (63.24%) Active Directory
4 42 (61.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (60.29%) Microsoft
6 32 (47.06%) MS Exchange
7 30 (44.12%) Hyper-V
8 29 (42.65%) Windows 7
8 29 (42.65%) Office 365
9 27 (39.71%) VMware
10 22 (32.35%) Exchange Server 2013
11 21 (30.88%) Exchange Server 2010
12 20 (29.41%) Windows 8
13 19 (27.94%) Citrix
14 18 (26.47%) DNS
15 14 (20.59%) ITIL
15 14 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (19.12%) MS Excel
16 13 (19.12%) SQL Server
17 12 (17.65%) MS Office
17 12 (17.65%) DHCP
18 11 (16.18%) XenApp
18 11 (16.18%) Mentoring
19 10 (14.71%) XenDesktop
19 10 (14.71%) Cisco
19 10 (14.71%) Service Management
20 9 (13.24%) VPN
20 9 (13.24%) SQL Server 2008
21 8 (11.76%) Remote Desktop
21 8 (11.76%) VoIP

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 32 (47.06%) MS Exchange
2 22 (32.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 21 (30.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.41%) IIS
5 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (19.12%) MS Excel
2 12 (17.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 29 (42.65%) Office 365
2 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (26.47%) DNS
2 12 (17.65%) DHCP
3 9 (13.24%) VPN
4 8 (11.76%) Remote Desktop
4 8 (11.76%) VoIP
5 7 (10.29%) Firewall
6 6 (8.82%) SAN
6 6 (8.82%) Skype
7 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.47%) Internet
8 1 (1.47%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.47%) LAN
8 1 (1.47%) WAN
8 1 (1.47%) Wireless
8 1 (1.47%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.12%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.94%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.47%) Maven
General
1 4 (5.88%) Manufacturing
1 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.41%) Marketing
3 2 (2.94%) Finance
3 2 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.47%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (35.29%) Support Engineer
2 14 (20.59%) 2nd Line Support
3 13 (19.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 12 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 12 (17.65%) IT Support
5 11 (16.18%) IT Engineer
6 10 (14.71%) 3rd Line Support
6 10 (14.71%) IT Support Engineer
7 9 (13.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (8.82%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (8.82%) 2nd Line Technical Support
9 6 (8.82%) 2nd Line Technical Support Engineer
9 6 (8.82%) Analyst
9 6 (8.82%) First Line Help Desk Support
9 6 (8.82%) Help Desk Support
9 6 (8.82%) Technical Engineer
9 6 (8.82%) Technical Support
9 6 (8.82%) Technical Support Engineer
10 5 (7.35%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) iPad
1 6 (8.82%) iPhone
2 4 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.94%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.94%) Replication
4 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.47%) Fintech
4 1 (1.47%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.47%) NHS
4 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.47%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 68 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (73.53%) Windows Server
3 42 (61.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (42.65%) Windows 7
5 20 (29.41%) Windows 8
6 6 (8.82%) Mac OS X
6 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (7.35%) Windows 10
8 4 (5.88%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.94%) Android
9 2 (2.94%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.94%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.47%) CentOS
10 1 (1.47%) Linux
10 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.47%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (1.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.59%) ITIL
2 11 (16.18%) Mentoring
3 10 (14.71%) Service Management
4 6 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.88%) Patch Management
5 4 (5.88%) People Management
6 3 (4.41%) Coaching
6 3 (4.41%) Direct Marketing
6 3 (4.41%) Information Management
6 3 (4.41%) Presales
7 2 (2.94%) Case Management
7 2 (2.94%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.94%) Data Protection
7 2 (2.94%) High Availability
7 2 (2.94%) ITIL V2
7 2 (2.94%) Migration
7 2 (2.94%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (2.94%) Time Management
8 1 (1.47%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.29%) SQL
2 6 (8.82%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.41%) VBA
4 2 (2.94%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.94%) VBScript
5 1 (1.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.82%) MCP
2 6 (8.82%) MCSA
3 5 (7.35%) MCITP
3 5 (7.35%) MCSE
4 3 (4.41%) A+ Certification
4 3 (4.41%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.94%) MCTS
6 1 (1.47%) CCA
6 1 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (63.24%) Active Directory
2 30 (44.12%) Hyper-V
3 14 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (16.18%) XenApp
5 10 (14.71%) XenDesktop
6 4 (5.88%) Terminal Services
6 4 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (2.94%) Terminal Server
8 2 (2.94%) vSphere
9 1 (1.47%) Docker
9 1 (1.47%) KVM
9 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) SCCM
2 3 (4.41%) SCOM
3 2 (2.94%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.94%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.47%) MobiControl
4 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (60.29%) Microsoft
2 27 (39.71%) VMware
3 19 (27.94%) Citrix
4 10 (14.71%) Cisco
5 7 (10.29%) Veeam
6 6 (8.82%) Apple
7 3 (4.41%) HP
7 3 (4.41%) NetApp
8 2 (2.94%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.94%) Wyse
9 1 (1.47%) Motorola
9 1 (1.47%) SAP
9 1 (1.47%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.47%) Sophos
9 1 (1.47%) SOTI
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