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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 62 67
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 52 24 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.60% 2.52% 3.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.79% 10.62% 14.45%
Number of salaries quoted 42 22 46
Median salary £31,000 £28,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.71% -17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £18,600 £22,650 £18,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 377 226 422
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 26.09% 23.71% 24.59%
Number of salaries quoted 266 197 340
Median salary £35,000 £34,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% -9.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,950 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +18 32 £29,500 -30.58% 8
Macclesfield +2 3 £40,000 +42.85%
Knutsford -40 2 - - 2
Sandbach - 2 £30,000 -
Daresbury - 2 £18,000 -
Ellesmere Port - 2 £31,500 -
Chester +3 1 £31,000 +58.97%
Nantwich - 1 £18,500 -
Windows Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 83 (100.00%) Windows
2 59 (71.08%) Active Directory
3 54 (65.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 51 (61.45%) Windows Server
5 45 (54.22%) Microsoft
6 42 (50.60%) MS Exchange
6 42 (50.60%) VMware
7 32 (38.55%) DNS
8 31 (37.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (37.35%) Exchange Server 2010
9 30 (36.14%) Hyper-V
10 27 (32.53%) Exchange Server 2013
11 25 (30.12%) Citrix
11 25 (30.12%) ITIL
12 24 (28.92%) VPN
12 24 (28.92%) Remote Desktop
13 23 (27.71%) WAN
14 22 (26.51%) LAN
15 20 (24.10%) DHCP
15 20 (24.10%) XenApp
16 19 (22.89%) SQL Server
17 18 (21.69%) SAN
18 16 (19.28%) VMware Infrastructure
19 15 (18.07%) Service Management
20 14 (16.87%) Disaster Recovery
20 14 (16.87%) XenDesktop
21 13 (15.66%) Veeam
21 13 (15.66%) Windows XP
21 13 (15.66%) Microsoft Office
22 12 (14.46%) SQL

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 42 (50.60%) MS Exchange
2 31 (37.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (32.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (10.84%) IIS
5 5 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (6.02%) SharePoint
6 4 (4.82%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (4.82%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (15.66%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.64%) Office 365
2 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (38.55%) DNS
2 24 (28.92%) Remote Desktop
2 24 (28.92%) VPN
3 23 (27.71%) WAN
4 22 (26.51%) LAN
5 20 (24.10%) DHCP
6 18 (21.69%) SAN
7 11 (13.25%) VoIP
8 9 (10.84%) Firewall
9 7 (8.43%) Wireless
10 6 (7.23%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (7.23%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (7.23%) Cisco PIX
10 6 (7.23%) DMVPN
10 6 (7.23%) IP Telephony
10 6 (7.23%) IPsec
10 6 (7.23%) Network Security
10 6 (7.23%) NX-OS
10 6 (7.23%) Wireshark
10 6 (7.23%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.89%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.02%) MySQL
3 5 (6.02%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.41%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.41%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.41%) Maven
General
1 9 (10.84%) Manufacturing
1 9 (10.84%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (8.43%) Finance
3 3 (3.61%) Banking
3 3 (3.61%) Investment Banking
3 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (31.33%) Support Engineer
2 18 (21.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 16 (19.28%) 3rd Line Support
4 14 (16.87%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 11 (13.25%) Analyst
5 11 (13.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (12.05%) IT Engineer
6 10 (12.05%) IT Support
7 9 (10.84%) IT Support Engineer
8 7 (8.43%) Citrix Engineer
8 7 (8.43%) VMware Engineer
9 6 (7.23%) Citrix Support
9 6 (7.23%) Citrix Support Engineer
9 6 (7.23%) Coordinator
9 6 (7.23%) Field Engineer
9 6 (7.23%) Network Engineer
9 6 (7.23%) Service Analyst
9 6 (7.23%) VMware Support Engineer
10 5 (6.02%) Technical Consultant
10 5 (6.02%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.61%) .NET
2 1 (1.20%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.43%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.61%) Virtual Team
3 2 (2.41%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.41%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.41%) Life Science
3 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.41%) Replication
4 1 (1.20%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 83 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (65.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 51 (61.45%) Windows Server
4 31 (37.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (15.66%) Windows XP
6 9 (10.84%) Windows 8
7 5 (6.02%) Windows Vista
8 4 (4.82%) Windows 7
9 3 (3.61%) Android
9 3 (3.61%) Windows 2000
9 3 (3.61%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (2.41%) AIX
10 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.41%) Linux
10 2 (2.41%) Solaris
10 2 (2.41%) Unix
10 2 (2.41%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.20%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.12%) ITIL
2 15 (18.07%) Service Management
3 14 (16.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (12.05%) Mentoring
5 8 (9.64%) ITSM
6 6 (7.23%) Coaching
6 6 (7.23%) ITIL V3
6 6 (7.23%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (7.23%) Load Balancing
7 5 (6.02%) Asset Management
7 5 (6.02%) Information Security
7 5 (6.02%) Presales
7 5 (6.02%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.82%) Data Protection
8 4 (4.82%) Proactive Monitoring
8 4 (4.82%) Risk Management
8 4 (4.82%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (3.61%) High Availability
9 3 (3.61%) Migration
9 3 (3.61%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.46%) SQL
2 11 (13.25%) PowerShell
3 6 (7.23%) VBA
4 5 (6.02%) VBScript
5 3 (3.61%) VB
6 2 (2.41%) Java
6 2 (2.41%) Perl
6 2 (2.41%) Ruby
6 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.23%) CCNP
2 6 (7.23%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (7.23%) Degree
3 5 (6.02%) CCA
3 5 (6.02%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (6.02%) MCITP
3 5 (6.02%) MCSE
3 5 (6.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (3.61%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.41%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.41%) MCSA
5 2 (2.41%) MCTS
6 1 (1.20%) MCP
6 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) SLA
2 3 (3.61%) PMO
System Software
1 59 (71.08%) Active Directory
2 30 (36.14%) Hyper-V
3 20 (24.10%) XenApp
4 16 (19.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (16.87%) XenDesktop
6 12 (14.46%) Terminal Services
7 5 (6.02%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (6.02%) vSphere
8 2 (2.41%) Docker
8 2 (2.41%) KVM
8 2 (2.41%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) SCCM
1 4 (4.82%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (2.41%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.41%) Netcool
2 2 (2.41%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.41%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.20%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.20%) MobiControl
3 1 (1.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (54.22%) Microsoft
2 42 (50.60%) VMware
3 25 (30.12%) Citrix
4 13 (15.66%) Veeam
5 12 (14.46%) Cisco
6 6 (7.23%) F5
6 6 (7.23%) Riverbed
7 5 (6.02%) HP
7 5 (6.02%) NetApp
7 5 (6.02%) SonicWALL
8 4 (4.82%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.61%) Sophos
9 3 (3.61%) Symantec
10 2 (2.41%) Oracle
10 2 (2.41%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.41%) Wyse
11 1 (1.20%) CA
11 1 (1.20%) Motorola
11 1 (1.20%) Samsung
11 1 (1.20%) SOTI
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