Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England > North West
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 126 89
Rank change year-on-year -18 -37 -6
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 292 309 386
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.27% 2.51% 3.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.66% 11.13% 13.09%
Number of salaries quoted 253 278 306
North West median annual salary £28,000 £31,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% -3.08% -1.52%
10th Percentile £20,100 £19,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £44,900 £47,875 £45,000
England median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year - -4.11% -2.67%

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 3,023 2,776 2,948
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.49% 22.54% 24.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2,371 2,280 2,394
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +1.35%
10th Percentile £22,250 £22,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,325 £54,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -38 139 £29,500 -9.23% 35
Cheshire -25 85 £27,500 +25.00% 17
Lancashire +38 41 £28,000 -11.11% 5
Merseyside +4 16 £30,000 - 4
Cumbria - 10 £25,250 -
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 292 (100.00%) Windows
2 213 (72.95%) Windows Server 2012
3 197 (67.47%) Active Directory
4 196 (67.12%) Windows Server
5 189 (64.73%) Microsoft
6 178 (60.96%) VMware
7 133 (45.55%) Office 365
8 121 (41.44%) MS Exchange
9 100 (34.25%) DNS
9 100 (34.25%) VMware Infrastructure
10 98 (33.56%) Hyper-V
11 91 (31.16%) Windows 7
12 89 (30.48%) Exchange Server 2010
13 87 (29.79%) Firewall
14 82 (28.08%) ITIL
15 80 (27.40%) WAN
15 80 (27.40%) Cisco
16 71 (24.32%) TCP/IP
16 71 (24.32%) LAN
17 69 (23.63%) SQL Server
18 68 (23.29%) Microsoft Certification
19 67 (22.95%) Citrix
20 66 (22.60%) Microsoft Office
20 66 (22.60%) Windows 10
21 64 (21.92%) DHCP
22 55 (18.84%) MCSE
23 49 (16.78%) Windows Server 2003
23 49 (16.78%) SQL
23 49 (16.78%) Exchange Server 2013
24 48 (16.44%) MCP

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
1 121 (41.44%) MS Exchange
2 89 (30.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 49 (16.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 43 (14.73%) Exchange Server 2007
5 29 (9.93%) Skype for Business
6 20 (6.85%) SharePoint
7 13 (4.45%) IIS
8 7 (2.40%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.37%) Apache
9 4 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.37%) WordPress
10 2 (0.68%) iPlanet
10 2 (0.68%) JBoss
11 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 66 (22.60%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (2.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.34%) Epicor Tropos
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 133 (45.55%) Office 365
2 18 (6.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.71%) IaaS
5 4 (1.37%) G Suite
6 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.68%) GitHub
6 2 (0.68%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 100 (34.25%) DNS
2 87 (29.79%) Firewall
3 80 (27.40%) WAN
4 71 (24.32%) LAN
4 71 (24.32%) TCP/IP
5 64 (21.92%) DHCP
6 41 (14.04%) SAN
7 29 (9.93%) VPN
8 25 (8.56%) VLAN
9 21 (7.19%) VoIP
10 15 (5.14%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (4.45%) Network Security
11 13 (4.45%) Skype
12 11 (3.77%) Remote Desktop
13 10 (3.42%) Internet
14 9 (3.08%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (2.74%) IP Telephony
16 7 (2.40%) Wireless
17 6 (2.05%) IPsec
17 6 (2.05%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (23.63%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (6.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (5.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (4.79%) DTS
6 13 (4.45%) MySQL
7 11 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (3.42%) Oracle Database
9 8 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (2.74%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (2.05%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (1.71%) Relational Database
12 4 (1.37%) MS Access
13 3 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
14 2 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
15 1 (0.34%) Hazelcast
15 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
15 1 (0.34%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.37%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.68%) JIRA
2 2 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.68%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.34%) MSI
3 1 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (7.53%) Finance
2 13 (4.45%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.77%) Games
4 10 (3.42%) Retail
5 4 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.03%) Back Office
6 3 (1.03%) Banking
6 3 (1.03%) Billing
6 3 (1.03%) Legal
6 3 (1.03%) Local Government
7 2 (0.68%) Marketing
8 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Law
Job Titles
1 94 (32.19%) Support Engineer
2 53 (18.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 52 (17.81%) 2nd Line Support
3 52 (17.81%) Analyst
4 38 (13.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 38 (13.01%) IT Support
5 32 (10.96%) IT Engineer
6 31 (10.62%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 31 (10.62%) 3rd Line Support
7 29 (9.93%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 27 (9.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 24 (8.22%) IT Support Engineer
9 24 (8.22%) Support Analyst
10 20 (6.85%) Technical Support
11 18 (6.16%) Systems Engineer
11 18 (6.16%) Windows Engineer
12 17 (5.82%) 1st Line Support
12 17 (5.82%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 17 (5.82%) VMware Engineer
13 16 (5.48%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.74%) SAP Basis
2 4 (1.37%) .NET
2 4 (1.37%) Web Services
3 3 (1.03%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.03%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.03%) HTML
3 3 (1.03%) ODBC
4 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (0.68%) COM
4 2 (0.68%) CSS
4 2 (0.68%) CSS3
4 2 (0.68%) HTML5
4 2 (0.68%) jQuery
4 2 (0.68%) LDAP
4 2 (0.68%) XML
5 1 (0.34%) EDI
5 1 (0.34%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.59%) Driving Licence
2 13 (4.45%) Replication
3 11 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.77%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.08%) Clustering
5 6 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.71%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.71%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.37%) iPhone
7 4 (1.37%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.03%) FMCG
8 3 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.03%) Life Science
9 2 (0.68%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.68%) iPad
9 2 (0.68%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.34%) CMDB
10 1 (0.34%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.34%) PKI
10 1 (0.34%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 292 (100.00%) Windows
2 213 (72.95%) Windows Server 2012
3 196 (67.12%) Windows Server
4 91 (31.16%) Windows 7
5 66 (22.60%) Windows 10
6 49 (16.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (10.62%) Linux
8 27 (9.25%) Windows 8
9 13 (4.45%) Mac OS X
10 12 (4.11%) Windows XP
11 9 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (3.08%) Unix
12 6 (2.05%) CentOS
12 6 (2.05%) Ubuntu
13 5 (1.71%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (1.37%) Android
15 3 (1.03%) AIX
15 3 (1.03%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.03%) Solaris
16 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (28.08%) ITIL
2 22 (7.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 21 (7.19%) Service Delivery
3 21 (7.19%) Service Management
4 20 (6.85%) Mentoring
4 20 (6.85%) Problem Management
5 17 (5.82%) CRM
5 17 (5.82%) Incident Management
6 14 (4.79%) Root Cause Analysis
7 13 (4.45%) High Availability
7 13 (4.45%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (4.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (3.77%) Change Management
9 11 (3.77%) E-Commerce
10 9 (3.08%) Coaching
10 9 (3.08%) Project Management
11 8 (2.74%) Migration
12 7 (2.40%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (2.40%) ITIL V3
12 7 (2.40%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 49 (16.78%) SQL
2 43 (14.73%) PowerShell
3 17 (5.82%) T-SQL
4 10 (3.42%) Java
5 8 (2.74%) ABAP
6 4 (1.37%) VBA
7 3 (1.03%) C#
7 3 (1.03%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.03%) VBScript
8 2 (0.68%) Groovy
8 2 (0.68%) Python
8 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.68%) VB
9 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 68 (23.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (18.84%) MCSE
3 48 (16.44%) MCP
4 36 (12.33%) MCSA
5 28 (9.59%) Degree
6 14 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (4.11%) MCITP
8 10 (3.42%) Security Cleared
8 10 (3.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (2.74%) A+ Certification
10 7 (2.40%) CCNA
10 7 (2.40%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (2.40%) SC Cleared
11 6 (2.05%) CCNP
12 5 (1.71%) CCA
12 5 (1.71%) NCDA
12 5 (1.71%) Network+ Certification
13 4 (1.37%) MCTS
14 3 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (14.73%) SLA
2 12 (4.11%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.37%) QA
5 3 (1.03%) GDPR
6 2 (0.68%) PMO
System Software
1 197 (67.47%) Active Directory
2 100 (34.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (33.56%) Hyper-V
4 26 (8.90%) VMware ESXi
5 24 (8.22%) vSphere
6 20 (6.85%) XenApp
7 13 (4.45%) XenDesktop
8 11 (3.77%) Terminal Services
9 10 (3.42%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.71%) XenServer
11 3 (1.03%) NFS
12 2 (0.68%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.68%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.34%) Docker
13 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.34%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 29 (9.93%) SCCM
2 11 (3.77%) SCOM
3 10 (3.42%) FortiGate
4 8 (2.74%) Data Guard
4 8 (2.74%) WSUS
5 6 (2.05%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (1.37%) MIMEsweeper
7 2 (0.68%) Ansible
7 2 (0.68%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.68%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.68%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.68%) Ganglia
7 2 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.68%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.68%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.34%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.34%) SmoothWall
8 1 (0.34%) vRealize
Vendors
1 189 (64.73%) Microsoft
2 178 (60.96%) VMware
3 80 (27.40%) Cisco
4 67 (22.95%) Citrix
5 35 (11.99%) HP
6 25 (8.56%) Veeam
7 18 (6.16%) IBM
8 14 (4.79%) Apple
9 13 (4.45%) SAP
9 13 (4.45%) Sophos
10 11 (3.77%) Oracle
11 10 (3.42%) NetApp
12 8 (2.74%) Dell
12 8 (2.74%) Intel
12 8 (2.74%) Juniper
12 8 (2.74%) ProCurve
12 8 (2.74%) Red Hat
12 8 (2.74%) SolarWinds
13 7 (2.40%) Capita
13 7 (2.40%) Cognos