Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England > North West
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 143 103
Rank change year-on-year -12 -40 -6
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 229 290 364
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.02% 2.20% 2.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.92% 9.71% 13.01%
Number of salaries quoted 204 249 320
North West median annual salary £33,750 £28,000 £33,164
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.54% -15.57% +2.04%
10th Percentile £19,000 £19,200 £19,000
90th Percentile £53,600 £44,000 £51,250
England median annual salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,936
% change year-on-year +5.63% -1.21% -4.17%

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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 2,566 2,987 2,797
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.64% 22.68% 22.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2,037 2,359 2,325
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in the North West

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Windows Server 2008 in the North West

Windows Server 2008
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the North West over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the North West

Windows Server 2008
Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 12 December 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
Manchester +16 150 £37,500 +25.00% 21
Cheshire -36 40 £38,000 +61.70% 6
Merseyside +17 28 £32,500 -15.58% 2
Lancashire +1 11 £27,750 +18.09% 3
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 North West region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 229 (100.00%) Windows
2 172 (75.11%) Windows Server
3 170 (74.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 159 (69.43%) Active Directory
5 151 (65.94%) VMware
6 122 (53.28%) Microsoft
7 86 (37.55%) MS Exchange
8 81 (35.37%) ITIL
9 78 (34.06%) VMware Infrastructure
10 74 (32.31%) Office 365
11 71 (31.00%) Cisco
12 60 (26.20%) DNS
12 60 (26.20%) Windows 10
13 57 (24.89%) Microsoft Azure
14 56 (24.45%) Windows 7
15 54 (23.58%) Exchange Server 2010
16 50 (21.83%) Citrix
16 50 (21.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 49 (21.40%) Firewall
18 48 (20.96%) Hyper-V
19 47 (20.52%) SAN
20 44 (19.21%) TCP/IP
20 44 (19.21%) DHCP
20 44 (19.21%) SharePoint
21 43 (18.78%) Microsoft Certification
21 43 (18.78%) Windows Server 2003
22 42 (18.34%) Linux
23 40 (17.47%) WAN
23 40 (17.47%) Analytical Skills
24 39 (17.03%) Problem-Solving

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 86 (37.55%) MS Exchange
2 54 (23.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 44 (19.21%) SharePoint
4 25 (10.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (10.48%) IIS
6 15 (6.55%) Skype for Business
7 13 (5.68%) nginx
8 12 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (5.24%) Tomcat
9 5 (2.18%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (2.18%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (1.75%) Apache
11 3 (1.31%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.87%) Oracle Application Server
12 2 (0.87%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.44%) Confluence
13 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.44%) JBoss
13 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 26 (11.35%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.31%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.87%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.44%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 74 (32.31%) Office 365
2 57 (24.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (8.30%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (6.55%) IaaS
5 6 (2.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.87%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.44%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.44%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (26.20%) DNS
2 49 (21.40%) Firewall
3 47 (20.52%) SAN
4 44 (19.21%) DHCP
4 44 (19.21%) TCP/IP
5 40 (17.47%) WAN
6 38 (16.59%) LAN
7 21 (9.17%) VPN
8 14 (6.11%) Wireless
9 13 (5.68%) iSCSI
9 13 (5.68%) VLAN
10 12 (5.24%) MPLS
10 12 (5.24%) Skype
11 11 (4.80%) HTTP
11 11 (4.80%) SSH
12 10 (4.37%) VoIP
13 9 (3.93%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (3.93%) SSL
14 8 (3.49%) Network Security
15 6 (2.62%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (13.97%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.62%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.31%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.87%) MySQL
6 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.44%) MS Access
7 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.75%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (1.31%) Hudson
2 3 (1.31%) MSBuild
2 3 (1.31%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (1.31%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.44%) JIRA
3 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (6.11%) Finance
2 11 (4.80%) Retail
2 11 (4.80%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.93%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.75%) Electronics
4 4 (1.75%) Marketing
5 3 (1.31%) Law
6 2 (0.87%) Legal
7 1 (0.44%) Back Office
7 1 (0.44%) Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Billing
7 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (31.00%) Support Engineer
2 44 (19.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 39 (17.03%) Analyst
4 33 (14.41%) 3rd Line Support
5 30 (13.10%) IT Support
6 29 (12.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 27 (11.79%) 2nd Line Support
8 26 (11.35%) Infrastructure Support
9 25 (10.92%) Support Analyst
10 24 (10.48%) IT Engineer
11 21 (9.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 20 (8.73%) Server Support
13 19 (8.30%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 19 (8.30%) Server Engineer
14 18 (7.86%) 1st Line Engineer
14 18 (7.86%) 1st Line Support
14 18 (7.86%) Administrator
14 18 (7.86%) Server Support Engineer
15 15 (6.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 15 (6.55%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.30%) Web Services
2 11 (4.80%) JSON
2 11 (4.80%) XML
3 4 (1.75%) .NET
4 3 (1.31%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.31%) Ajax
4 3 (1.31%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.31%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.31%) CSS
4 3 (1.31%) HTML
4 3 (1.31%) HTML5
4 3 (1.31%) React
4 3 (1.31%) WCF
4 3 (1.31%) WPF
5 2 (0.87%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.87%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.44%) J2EE
6 1 (0.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 40 (17.47%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.86%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (7.42%) Driving Licence
4 14 (6.11%) Clustering
5 10 (4.37%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.18%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.75%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.75%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.31%) iPhone
8 3 (1.31%) Mobile Computing
8 3 (1.31%) Robotics
9 2 (0.87%) CMDB
9 2 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.87%) Life Science
9 2 (0.87%) PKI
9 2 (0.87%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.87%) Replication
9 2 (0.87%) User Experience
10 1 (0.44%) iPad
10 1 (0.44%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 229 (100.00%) Windows
2 172 (75.11%) Windows Server
3 170 (74.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 60 (26.20%) Windows 10
5 56 (24.45%) Windows 7
6 43 (18.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 42 (18.34%) Linux
8 16 (6.99%) Unix
8 16 (6.99%) Windows 8
9 13 (5.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (3.93%) Android
10 9 (3.93%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.87%) CentOS
11 2 (0.87%) Solaris
11 2 (0.87%) SUSE
11 2 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.44%) AIX
12 1 (0.44%) Debian
12 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (35.37%) ITIL
2 50 (21.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 39 (17.03%) Problem-Solving
4 37 (16.16%) Service Management
5 32 (13.97%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (13.97%) Problem Management
6 27 (11.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (10.04%) Mentoring
8 22 (9.61%) Change Management
8 22 (9.61%) Coaching
9 17 (7.42%) Server Management
10 16 (6.99%) Analytics
10 16 (6.99%) High Availability
11 15 (6.55%) Tech Ops
12 14 (6.11%) Incident Management
12 14 (6.11%) Service Delivery
13 13 (5.68%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 10 (4.37%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (4.37%) Migration
15 9 (3.93%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 38 (16.59%) SQL
2 29 (12.66%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.06%) VBScript
4 4 (1.75%) C#
4 4 (1.75%) Python
4 4 (1.75%) Ruby
4 4 (1.75%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.31%) Bourne shell
5 3 (1.31%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.31%) Korn
5 3 (1.31%) Perl
6 2 (0.87%) Java
6 2 (0.87%) PHP
6 2 (0.87%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.44%) C
7 1 (0.44%) C++
7 1 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (18.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (10.92%) MCSE
3 19 (8.30%) MCP
4 18 (7.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 15 (6.55%) CCNA
5 15 (6.55%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (6.55%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (3.93%) CCNP
6 9 (3.93%) MCSA
7 7 (3.06%) MCITP
7 7 (3.06%) MCTS
7 7 (3.06%) Security Cleared
8 5 (2.18%) HNC
8 5 (2.18%) VCP5
9 4 (1.75%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.75%) Degree
10 3 (1.31%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.87%) CCA
11 2 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.73%) SLA
2 4 (1.75%) GDPR
3 3 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.44%) HL7
5 1 (0.44%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 159 (69.43%) Active Directory
2 78 (34.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (20.96%) Hyper-V
4 29 (12.66%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (8.73%) XenApp
6 16 (6.99%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (5.68%) Docker
7 13 (5.68%) XenDesktop
8 12 (5.24%) vSphere
9 7 (3.06%) Terminal Services
10 6 (2.62%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.87%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.44%) Firmware
12 1 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.44%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 21 (9.17%) SCCM
2 14 (6.11%) Microsoft Clustering
3 12 (5.24%) AirWatch
4 10 (4.37%) Nagios
4 10 (4.37%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (3.06%) FortiGate
5 7 (3.06%) vCenter Server
6 6 (2.62%) SCOM
7 5 (2.18%) Ansible
7 5 (2.18%) Backup Exec
7 5 (2.18%) Foglight
7 5 (2.18%) SCVMM
8 4 (1.75%) Puppet
8 4 (1.75%) WSUS
9 3 (1.31%) Terraform
10 2 (0.87%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.87%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.87%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 151 (65.94%) VMware
2 122 (53.28%) Microsoft
3 71 (31.00%) Cisco
4 50 (21.83%) Citrix
5 23 (10.04%) HP
6 21 (9.17%) Veeam
7 19 (8.30%) Avaya
8 15 (6.55%) Red Hat
9 14 (6.11%) Dell
9 14 (6.11%) NetApp
10 13 (5.68%) EMC
10 13 (5.68%) SolarWinds
11 12 (5.24%) McAfee
11 12 (5.24%) Nimble Storage
12 9 (3.93%) Blue Coat
12 9 (3.93%) Splunk
13 7 (3.06%) F5
14 6 (2.62%) Extreme Networks
14 6 (2.62%) Meraki
14 6 (2.62%) Nortel