Period
to 22 February 2020

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 22 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England > North West
6 months to
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 179 184 143
Rank change year-on-year +5 -41 -6
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 121 165 298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.44% 1.60% 2.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.52% 7.11% 9.88%
Number of salaries quoted 99 146 256
North West median annual salary £34,000 £32,500 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.62% +16.07% -11.11%
10th Percentile £19,000 £20,500 £20,000
90th Percentile £57,750 £55,500 £44,500
England median annual salary £36,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -2.67% +7.14% -

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 1,856 2,322 3,015
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.14% 22.49% 23.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,476 1,860 2,361
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.05% +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 22 February 2020.

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 22 February 2020. 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 +28 76 £31,000 -15.65% 21
Cheshire +3 23 £34,000 +8.80% 14
Lancashire -1 11 £35,000 +22.81% 5
Merseyside -6 8 £26,000 -20.00% 2
Cumbria - 3 £35,000 - 2
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2020, 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.

1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 103 (85.12%) Active Directory
3 77 (63.64%) Office 365
3 77 (63.64%) Windows Server
4 71 (58.68%) Microsoft
5 67 (55.37%) VMware
6 57 (47.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 48 (39.67%) Azure
8 47 (38.84%) DNS
9 45 (37.19%) MS Exchange
10 39 (32.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 37 (30.58%) Hyper-V
12 36 (29.75%) DHCP
12 36 (29.75%) Firewall
13 35 (28.93%) Windows 10
14 32 (26.45%) VMware Infrastructure
15 30 (24.79%) ITIL
16 28 (23.14%) Windows 7
17 27 (22.31%) Exchange Server 2010
18 25 (20.66%) Citrix
19 23 (19.01%) SQL Server
20 22 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
21 21 (17.36%) Windows 8
22 19 (15.70%) Cisco
22 19 (15.70%) Microsoft Certification
23 18 (14.88%) Linux
23 18 (14.88%) Apple
23 18 (14.88%) Problem-Solving
24 16 (13.22%) Mentoring
25 15 (12.40%) vSphere

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 45 (37.19%) MS Exchange
2 27 (22.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (7.44%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (7.44%) IIS
4 7 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (4.13%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.65%) CMS
6 2 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.65%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.83%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 22 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.83%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 77 (63.64%) Office 365
2 48 (39.67%) Azure
3 11 (9.09%) AWS
4 1 (0.83%) IaaS
4 1 (0.83%) PaaS
4 1 (0.83%) Power Platform
4 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (38.84%) DNS
2 36 (29.75%) DHCP
2 36 (29.75%) Firewall
3 13 (10.74%) SAN
3 13 (10.74%) VoIP
4 10 (8.26%) Internet
5 9 (7.44%) NetScaler
5 9 (7.44%) TCP/IP
5 9 (7.44%) VPN
6 7 (5.79%) LAN
6 7 (5.79%) WAN
6 7 (5.79%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (4.96%) IP Telephony
8 5 (4.13%) MPLS
8 5 (4.13%) NAS
8 5 (4.13%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (3.31%) ADSL
10 3 (2.48%) SMTP
11 2 (1.65%) Skype
11 2 (1.65%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (19.01%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.83%) MySQL
4 1 (0.83%) Power BI
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (4.96%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.13%) Bitbucket
2 5 (4.13%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (4.13%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.83%) Bitbucket Server
3 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (9.09%) Public Sector
2 7 (5.79%) Publishing
3 4 (3.31%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.65%) Finance
5 1 (0.83%) Automotive
5 1 (0.83%) Local Government
5 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (26.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (14.88%) IT Engineer
3 17 (14.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 17 (14.05%) Support Engineer
4 16 (13.22%) Analyst
5 13 (10.74%) Citrix Engineer
6 12 (9.92%) Server Engineer
7 11 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (8.26%) Azure Engineer
8 10 (8.26%) IT Analyst
8 10 (8.26%) IT Support
8 10 (8.26%) Office 365 Engineer
8 10 (8.26%) Server Support
8 10 (8.26%) Support Analyst
9 9 (7.44%) Active Directory Engineer
10 8 (6.61%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (6.61%) Service Desk Engineer
11 7 (5.79%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (5.79%) IT Support Analyst
12 6 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.65%) .NET
1 2 (1.65%) ASP.NET
1 2 (1.65%) LDAP
1 2 (1.65%) XML
2 1 (0.83%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.79%) Driving Licence
2 6 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.96%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.13%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.31%) CCTV
4 4 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.48%) AS400
5 3 (2.48%) Clustering
5 3 (2.48%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 2 (1.65%) IPTV
6 2 (1.65%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.83%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.83%) iPad
7 1 (0.83%) NHS
7 1 (0.83%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 77 (63.64%) Windows Server
3 57 (47.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (28.93%) Windows 10
5 28 (23.14%) Windows 7
6 21 (17.36%) Windows 8
7 18 (14.88%) Linux
8 14 (11.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (9.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (8.26%) Windows XP
11 7 (5.79%) Windows Vista
12 5 (4.13%) Apple iOS
12 5 (4.13%) SUSE
13 3 (2.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (1.65%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.83%) Android
15 1 (0.83%) CentOS
15 1 (0.83%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.83%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (32.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 30 (24.79%) ITIL
3 18 (14.88%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (13.22%) Mentoring
5 14 (11.57%) Time Management
6 12 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (6.61%) Change Management
7 8 (6.61%) Data Privacy
7 8 (6.61%) Proactive Monitoring
8 7 (5.79%) DevOps
9 6 (4.96%) Analytics
9 6 (4.96%) Coaching
9 6 (4.96%) Collaborative Working
9 6 (4.96%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 6 (4.96%) Server Management
9 6 (4.96%) Service Management
10 5 (4.13%) Deployment Automation
10 5 (4.13%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (4.13%) Risk Management
10 5 (4.13%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.57%) PowerShell
2 6 (4.96%) SQL
3 5 (4.13%) Python
4 2 (1.65%) VBScript
5 1 (0.83%) C
5 1 (0.83%) PHP
5 1 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (15.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.44%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (5.79%) CCNA
4 6 (4.96%) MCSE
4 6 (4.96%) MCTS
5 5 (4.13%) MCSA
6 3 (2.48%) DBS Check
6 3 (2.48%) MCP
6 3 (2.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.65%) CCNP
7 2 (1.65%) CCSP
7 2 (1.65%) CCVP
7 2 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.65%) MCDBA
7 2 (1.65%) MCITP
7 2 (1.65%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.65%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.83%) GNVQ
8 1 (0.83%) HND
8 1 (0.83%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.61%) SLA
2 7 (5.79%) GDPR
3 4 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.83%) NIST
System Software
1 103 (85.12%) Active Directory
2 37 (30.58%) Hyper-V
3 32 (26.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (12.40%) vSphere
5 14 (11.57%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (9.09%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 11 (9.09%) XenApp
6 11 (9.09%) XenDesktop
7 7 (5.79%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.65%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.83%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (6.61%) XenMobile
2 6 (4.96%) Ansible
2 6 (4.96%) Failover Clustering
3 5 (4.13%) Puppet
3 5 (4.13%) Terraform
4 4 (3.31%) vCenter Server
5 3 (2.48%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.48%) SCCM
6 2 (1.65%) DameWare
6 2 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.65%) OpenView
6 2 (1.65%) OVSD
7 1 (0.83%) NetApp OnCommand
7 1 (0.83%) SCOM
7 1 (0.83%) Sysprep
7 1 (0.83%) vMotion
7 1 (0.83%) WSUS
Vendors
1 71 (58.68%) Microsoft
2 67 (55.37%) VMware
3 25 (20.66%) Citrix
4 19 (15.70%) Cisco
5 18 (14.88%) Apple
6 13 (10.74%) HP
7 12 (9.92%) Red Hat
8 9 (7.44%) Dell
9 8 (6.61%) Actuate
9 8 (6.61%) EMC
9 8 (6.61%) Veeam
10 7 (5.79%) NetApp
11 6 (4.96%) Avaya
12 4 (3.31%) McAfee
12 4 (3.31%) SAP
12 4 (3.31%) Symantec
12 4 (3.31%) Ubiquiti
13 3 (2.48%) SonicWALL
14 2 (1.65%) Ivanti
14 2 (1.65%) NETGEAR