Period
to 27 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 63 61
Rank change year-on-year +26 -2 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 53 23 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 6.18% 2.69% 2.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.19% 17.97% 16.30%
Number of salaries quoted 50 19 22
Lancashire median annual salary £28,000 £32,500 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.85% +22.64% -11.67%
10th Percentile £22,975 £22,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £35,500 £37,350 £34,000
North West median annual salary £29,500 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -7.81% +6.67% -7.69%

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 Lancashire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Lancashire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 155 128 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 18.07% 14.97% 17.40%
Number of salaries quoted 129 115 96
Lancashire median annual salary £30,000 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +3.17% -7.35%
10th Percentile £21,000 £19,300 £21,000
90th Percentile £43,750 £42,000 £43,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in Lancashire

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Salary trend for Windows Server 2008 in Lancashire

Windows Server 2008
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in Lancashire over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2008 in Lancashire

Windows Server 2008
Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 27 May 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
Blackburn - 26 £28,000 - 1
Chorley -4 12 £35,000 +84.21%
Preston +9 8 £40,000 +46.79% 1
Burnley +16 3 £25,000 -20.63%
Blackpool - 2 £23,000 -
Windows Server 2008
North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (84.91%) VMware
3 42 (79.25%) Active Directory
4 40 (75.47%) Microsoft
5 35 (66.04%) SQL Server
6 29 (54.72%) SAN
7 28 (52.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (50.94%) Office 365
9 23 (43.40%) SCCM
9 23 (43.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (43.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (43.40%) MCSE
10 21 (39.62%) Windows Server
11 20 (37.74%) Microsoft Office
12 18 (33.96%) Service Delivery
12 18 (33.96%) E-Commerce
13 17 (32.08%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (30.19%) Windows 10
15 13 (24.53%) SQL
16 11 (20.75%) ITIL
16 11 (20.75%) LAN
16 11 (20.75%) WAN
16 11 (20.75%) VLAN
16 11 (20.75%) Windows 7
17 10 (18.87%) vSphere
18 9 (16.98%) Cisco
18 9 (16.98%) HP
18 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
19 8 (15.09%) Service Management
19 8 (15.09%) SQL Server 2005

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 7 (13.21%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.32%) IIS
3 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 20 (37.74%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 27 (50.94%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (54.72%) SAN
2 11 (20.75%) LAN
2 11 (20.75%) VLAN
2 11 (20.75%) WAN
3 8 (15.09%) Firewall
4 7 (13.21%) DNS
4 7 (13.21%) Network Security
5 6 (11.32%) DHCP
6 4 (7.55%) Internet
6 4 (7.55%) VSAN
7 3 (5.66%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (66.04%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.09%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (15.09%) DTS
2 8 (15.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (15.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (7.55%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Local Government
3 2 (3.77%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (45.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 20 (37.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (35.85%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (33.96%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (26.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 12 (22.64%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (22.64%) Support Engineer
7 10 (18.87%) Desktop Support
7 10 (18.87%) Technical Support
8 9 (16.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (16.98%) 2nd Line Technical Support
8 9 (16.98%) 2nd Line Technical Support Engineer
8 9 (16.98%) Technical Engineer
8 9 (16.98%) Technical Support Engineer
9 8 (15.09%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (7.55%) Administrator
10 4 (7.55%) Consultant
10 4 (7.55%) Network Administrator
10 4 (7.55%) Technical Consultant
11 3 (5.66%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.43%) Clustering
3 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.89%) CMDB
4 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (52.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (43.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (39.62%) Windows Server
5 16 (30.19%) Windows 10
6 11 (20.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.96%) E-Commerce
1 18 (33.96%) Service Delivery
2 11 (20.75%) ITIL
3 8 (15.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (15.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (15.09%) Service Management
4 6 (11.32%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (11.32%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (9.43%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (9.43%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (9.43%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (9.43%) Proactive Monitoring
5 5 (9.43%) Process Improvement
5 5 (9.43%) Runbook
5 5 (9.43%) Security Hardening
6 4 (7.55%) Business Continuity
6 4 (7.55%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (7.55%) Project Management
7 3 (5.66%) Business Development
7 3 (5.66%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) SQL
2 8 (15.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (43.40%) MCSE
1 23 (43.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.66%) Degree
3 2 (3.77%) CCNA
3 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.89%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) PMO
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (79.25%) Active Directory
2 17 (32.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (18.87%) vSphere
4 7 (13.21%) Hyper-V
5 5 (9.43%) BitLocker
6 4 (7.55%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (5.66%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (43.40%) SCCM
2 8 (15.09%) FortiGate
3 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (7.55%) vCenter Server
4 4 (7.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (84.91%) VMware
2 40 (75.47%) Microsoft
3 9 (16.98%) Cisco
3 9 (16.98%) HP
4 8 (15.09%) Citrix
4 8 (15.09%) Intel
4 8 (15.09%) Juniper
4 8 (15.09%) ProCurve
4 8 (15.09%) Sophos
5 5 (9.43%) Dell
5 5 (9.43%) NetApp
6 4 (7.55%) DataCore
6 4 (7.55%) EMC
6 4 (7.55%) Veeam
7 1 (1.89%) Cognos
7 1 (1.89%) IBM
7 1 (1.89%) Mitel