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

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England / North West
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 77 73
Rank change year-on-year -67 -4  
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 109 182 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.79% 3.20% 3.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.31% 13.81% 14.46%
Number of salaries quoted 93 156 189
Median salary £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,500 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £50,000
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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1312 1318 1618
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 21.54% 23.18% 24.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1061 1095 1368
Median salary £37,500 £36,125 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.80% +3.21%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,000 £22,250
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £52,500 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 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
Manchester -69 51 £30,000 -14.28% 23
Cheshire -2 31 £29,000 +20.83% 8
Merseyside -2 19 £31,000 +12.72% 4
Lancashire -4 7 £37,000 +39.62% 2
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

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 North West region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 289 (100.00%) Windows
2 214 (74.05%) Active Directory
3 211 (73.01%) Windows Server
4 186 (64.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 167 (57.79%) Microsoft
5 167 (57.79%) VMware
6 117 (40.48%) MS Exchange
7 105 (36.33%) DNS
8 100 (34.60%) Windows 7
9 92 (31.83%) Hyper-V
10 89 (30.80%) VMware Infrastructure
11 79 (27.34%) DHCP
11 79 (27.34%) ITIL
12 77 (26.64%) Citrix
13 74 (25.61%) Office 365
14 69 (23.88%) MS Excel
14 69 (23.88%) SQL Server
15 68 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
16 67 (23.18%) Exchange Server 2013
17 62 (21.45%) Microsoft Certification
18 58 (20.07%) MS Office
19 56 (19.38%) Cisco
20 53 (18.34%) Windows 8
21 50 (17.30%) LAN
22 49 (16.96%) Data Centre
23 47 (16.26%) Firewall
24 45 (15.57%) Windows Server 2003
25 42 (14.53%) WAN
26 41 (14.19%) SQL
27 40 (13.84%) SAN

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
1 117 (40.48%) MS Exchange
2 68 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 67 (23.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 32 (11.07%) IIS
5 31 (10.73%) SharePoint
6 18 (6.23%) SharePoint 2013
7 15 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (2.42%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.04%) Site Server
10 2 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.69%) CMS
10 2 (0.69%) nginx
10 2 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.35%) Apache
11 1 (0.35%) DNN
11 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.35%) Zimbra
Applications
1 69 (23.88%) MS Excel
2 58 (20.07%) MS Office
3 1 (0.35%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Magento
1 2 (0.69%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.35%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.35%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 74 (25.61%) Office 365
2 18 (6.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.04%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.69%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.69%) IaaS
5 2 (0.69%) PaaS
6 1 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 105 (36.33%) DNS
2 79 (27.34%) DHCP
3 50 (17.30%) LAN
4 47 (16.26%) Firewall
5 42 (14.53%) WAN
6 40 (13.84%) SAN
7 36 (12.46%) TCP/IP
8 33 (11.42%) VPN
9 22 (7.61%) VoIP
10 21 (7.27%) Remote Desktop
10 21 (7.27%) Wi-Fi
11 18 (6.23%) VLAN
12 13 (4.50%) Internet
13 10 (3.46%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (3.46%) Skype
14 8 (2.77%) Wireless
15 6 (2.08%) NAS
15 6 (2.08%) WLAN
16 5 (1.73%) MPLS
17 4 (1.38%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (23.88%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (4.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.69%) MySQL
6 2 (0.69%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.69%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (1.04%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.69%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.69%) Maven
General
1 23 (7.96%) Finance
2 17 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 15 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.42%) Back Office
5 4 (1.38%) Legal
6 3 (1.04%) Law
6 3 (1.04%) Marketing
7 2 (0.69%) Advertising
7 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.35%) Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 76 (26.30%) Support Engineer
2 61 (21.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 57 (19.72%) IT Support
4 49 (16.96%) Analyst
5 39 (13.49%) 2nd Line Support
6 34 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 34 (11.76%) IT Engineer
7 29 (10.03%) Support Analyst
8 27 (9.34%) IT Support Engineer
9 26 (9.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 26 (9.00%) Server Engineer
10 25 (8.65%) IT Analyst
10 25 (8.65%) VMware Engineer
11 23 (7.96%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 23 (7.96%) IT Support Analyst
12 21 (7.27%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 19 (6.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 19 (6.57%) Infrastructure Support
14 18 (6.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 18 (6.23%) Senior VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.81%) Web Services
2 6 (2.08%) .NET
3 5 (1.73%) XML
4 3 (1.04%) REST
5 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.35%) FFmpeg
5 1 (0.35%) HTML
5 1 (0.35%) JSON
5 1 (0.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (16.96%) Data Centre
2 22 (7.61%) iPad
3 14 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.46%) Clustering
5 9 (3.11%) Driving Licence
6 7 (2.42%) iPhone
6 7 (2.42%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.42%) Mobile Computing
7 6 (2.08%) FlexPod
8 5 (1.73%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.73%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.73%) Replication
8 5 (1.73%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.38%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.38%) RSA SecurID
10 3 (1.04%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.69%) Biotechnology
11 2 (0.69%) Fintech
11 2 (0.69%) NHS
11 2 (0.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 289 (100.00%) Windows
2 211 (73.01%) Windows Server
3 186 (64.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 100 (34.60%) Windows 7
5 53 (18.34%) Windows 8
6 45 (15.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 37 (12.80%) Windows 10
8 28 (9.69%) Linux
9 27 (9.34%) Windows XP
10 13 (4.50%) Unix
11 10 (3.46%) Data ONTAP
12 9 (3.11%) Mac OS X
13 7 (2.42%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (2.08%) AIX
14 6 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (1.38%) CentOS
16 3 (1.04%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.69%) Debian
17 2 (0.69%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (27.34%) ITIL
2 37 (12.80%) Disaster Recovery
3 28 (9.69%) Migration
4 21 (7.27%) Service Management
5 16 (5.54%) Service Delivery
6 13 (4.50%) Change Management
6 13 (4.50%) Mentoring
7 12 (4.15%) Coaching
8 11 (3.81%) Mobile Device Management
9 9 (3.11%) Configuration Management
10 8 (2.77%) Data Protection
10 8 (2.77%) High Availability
11 7 (2.42%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (2.42%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (2.42%) Information Security
11 7 (2.42%) Patch Management
11 7 (2.42%) Virtual Environments
12 6 (2.08%) Service Desk Management
12 6 (2.08%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (1.73%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (14.19%) SQL
2 36 (12.46%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.42%) Python
4 6 (2.08%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.73%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.38%) VBScript
7 3 (1.04%) Ruby
7 3 (1.04%) VBA
8 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.35%) C
8 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.35%) Perl
8 1 (0.35%) VB
8 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 62 (21.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (12.46%) MCSE
3 31 (10.73%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (10.03%) MCITP
5 24 (8.30%) CCNA
6 22 (7.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 17 (5.88%) MCP
8 16 (5.54%) MCSA
9 12 (4.15%) CCNP
9 12 (4.15%) Degree
10 8 (2.77%) MCTS
11 7 (2.42%) DBS Check
11 7 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (2.08%) NCDA
13 5 (1.73%) A+ Certification
13 5 (1.73%) NCIE
14 4 (1.38%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (1.38%) Security Cleared
15 3 (1.04%) CCAA
15 3 (1.04%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.30%) SLA
2 3 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.69%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.69%) QA
4 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 214 (74.05%) Active Directory
2 92 (31.83%) Hyper-V
3 89 (30.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (11.76%) vSphere
5 24 (8.30%) XenApp
6 17 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (4.15%) VMware Server
8 11 (3.81%) XenDesktop
9 9 (3.11%) VMware ESX
10 8 (2.77%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (2.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (2.08%) vCloud
13 5 (1.73%) Terminal Services
14 4 (1.38%) KVM
15 2 (0.69%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.69%) Docker
15 2 (0.69%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.69%) Varnish
16 1 (0.35%) pfSense
16 1 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (6.92%) SCCM
2 15 (5.19%) Backup Exec
3 10 (3.46%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (3.11%) SCOM
5 8 (2.77%) HP SIM
5 8 (2.77%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (2.08%) AirWatch
6 6 (2.08%) Ansible
6 6 (2.08%) Puppet
6 6 (2.08%) vMotion
6 6 (2.08%) WSUS
7 5 (1.73%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (1.04%) MAILsweeper
8 3 (1.04%) Nagios
8 3 (1.04%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.69%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.69%) Plesk
9 2 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 167 (57.79%) Microsoft
1 167 (57.79%) VMware
2 77 (26.64%) Citrix
3 56 (19.38%) Cisco
4 31 (10.73%) HP
5 24 (8.30%) Veeam
6 20 (6.92%) Dell
6 20 (6.92%) Intel Security
7 15 (5.19%) NetApp
8 14 (4.84%) Symantec
9 9 (3.11%) SolarWinds
9 9 (3.11%) SonicWALL
10 8 (2.77%) Apple
10 8 (2.77%) Juniper
10 8 (2.77%) Sophos
11 7 (2.42%) Red Hat
12 6 (2.08%) Avaya
12 6 (2.08%) Zerto
13 5 (1.73%) Veritas
14 4 (1.38%) CheckPoint
Altrincham, Cheshire
Rullion
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bolton
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Kendal, Cumbria
Itecco
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
Digital Gurus
Salary: £31000 per annum + bonus and on call
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 per annum + Company Vehicle
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Fast progression
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascend Consulting
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £37,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £21000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Company Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mane Contract Services Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Salford
RM Plc
Salary: £15000 - £22000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
RM plc
Salary: £15000 - £22000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + healthcare, Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Rullion
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
ShortList Recruitment Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mane Contract Services Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Warrington
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Comprehensive Bens Package
Posted: 7 days ago
St. Helens
greywood
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 12 days ago
Warrington, Manchester, Greater Manchester,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £45,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: dependent on experience
Posted: 13 days ago