Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England > North West
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 147 107
Rank change year-on-year +7 -40 -10
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 274 282 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.26% 2.14% 2.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.70% 9.41% 13.06%
Number of salaries quoted 221 253 257
North West median annual salary £32,500 £31,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.84% -8.82% +4.62%
10th Percentile £20,000 £20,550 £19,250
90th Percentile £46,000 £47,500 £50,500
England median annual salary £38,750 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -

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 2,561 2,998 2,442
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.11% 22.79% 21.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2,016 2,468 2,037
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £64,375 £57,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +51 157 £32,500 - 26
Cheshire -36 63 £34,000 +17.24% 7
Lancashire +16 32 £28,000 -13.85% 3
Merseyside +10 20 £32,500 -15.58% 10
Cumbria -2 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 274 (100.00%) Windows
2 208 (75.91%) Windows Server
3 201 (73.36%) Active Directory
4 191 (69.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 182 (66.42%) VMware
6 174 (63.50%) Microsoft
7 130 (47.45%) Office 365
8 108 (39.42%) MS Exchange
9 98 (35.77%) VMware Infrastructure
10 90 (32.85%) Hyper-V
11 83 (30.29%) DNS
12 81 (29.56%) Microsoft Certification
13 78 (28.47%) Cisco
14 75 (27.37%) SQL Server
15 71 (25.91%) ITIL
16 70 (25.55%) Microsoft Azure
17 67 (24.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 66 (24.09%) SAN
18 66 (24.09%) Citrix
19 65 (23.72%) Exchange Server 2010
20 64 (23.36%) Firewall
21 59 (21.53%) Windows 7
22 58 (21.17%) MCSE
22 58 (21.17%) LAN
23 57 (20.80%) WAN
24 56 (20.44%) TCP/IP
25 55 (20.07%) Windows 10
26 54 (19.71%) DHCP
27 51 (18.61%) Exchange Server 2013
28 49 (17.88%) SharePoint

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
1 108 (39.42%) MS Exchange
2 65 (23.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 51 (18.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 49 (17.88%) SharePoint
5 25 (9.12%) Exchange Server 2007
5 25 (9.12%) Skype for Business
6 17 (6.20%) IIS
7 10 (3.65%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.82%) WordPress
9 4 (1.46%) nginx
9 4 (1.46%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.09%) Oracle Application Server
10 3 (1.09%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.36%) Apache
12 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 44 (16.06%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (4.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.36%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.36%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 130 (47.45%) Office 365
2 70 (25.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (11.31%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (8.76%) IaaS
5 3 (1.09%) G Suite
5 3 (1.09%) PaaS
5 3 (1.09%) SaaS
6 2 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.36%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 83 (30.29%) DNS
2 66 (24.09%) SAN
3 64 (23.36%) Firewall
4 58 (21.17%) LAN
5 57 (20.80%) WAN
6 56 (20.44%) TCP/IP
7 54 (19.71%) DHCP
8 36 (13.14%) Network Security
9 34 (12.41%) VPN
10 22 (8.03%) Remote Desktop
11 17 (6.20%) Skype
12 15 (5.47%) Internet
12 15 (5.47%) SSL
12 15 (5.47%) Wireless
13 12 (4.38%) MPLS
14 11 (4.01%) VoIP
15 10 (3.65%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (3.65%) VLAN
16 8 (2.92%) iSCSI
17 7 (2.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (27.37%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (4.01%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (2.55%) MySQL
6 5 (1.82%) MS Access
6 5 (1.82%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.09%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.09%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.36%) Big Data
8 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.36%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.36%) Redis
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.82%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (1.46%) Hudson
2 4 (1.46%) MSBuild
2 4 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (1.46%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (10.22%) Retail
2 16 (5.84%) Finance
3 10 (3.65%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.82%) Law
6 4 (1.46%) Local Government
6 4 (1.46%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.09%) Legal
8 2 (0.73%) Back Office
8 2 (0.73%) Billing
8 2 (0.73%) Marketing
9 1 (0.36%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 60 (21.90%) Support Engineer
2 55 (20.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 46 (16.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 39 (14.23%) IT Support
5 36 (13.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 29 (10.58%) IT Engineer
7 27 (9.85%) Analyst
8 25 (9.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 24 (8.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 19 (6.93%) 2nd Line Support
10 19 (6.93%) Desktop Support
10 19 (6.93%) IT Support Engineer
11 16 (5.84%) 1st Line Engineer
11 16 (5.84%) Administrator
12 15 (5.47%) 1st Line Support
12 15 (5.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 15 (5.47%) Architect
12 15 (5.47%) Server Engineer
12 15 (5.47%) Service Desk Engineer
12 15 (5.47%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.38%) Web Services
2 6 (2.19%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.82%) .NET
3 5 (1.82%) JSON
3 5 (1.82%) XML
4 4 (1.46%) React
5 3 (1.09%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.09%) Ajax
5 3 (1.09%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.09%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.09%) CSS
5 3 (1.09%) HTML
5 3 (1.09%) HTML5
5 3 (1.09%) WCF
5 3 (1.09%) WPF
6 2 (0.73%) COM
7 1 (0.36%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.36%) Node.js
7 1 (0.36%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (8.39%) Data Centre
3 19 (6.93%) Driving Licence
4 15 (5.47%) Clustering
5 14 (5.11%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.92%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.82%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.82%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.46%) Robotics
9 3 (1.09%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.09%) iPad
9 3 (1.09%) iPhone
9 3 (1.09%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.73%) CMDB
10 2 (0.73%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.73%) Replication
10 2 (0.73%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.36%) PKI
11 1 (0.36%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 274 (100.00%) Windows
2 208 (75.91%) Windows Server
3 191 (69.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 59 (21.53%) Windows 7
5 55 (20.07%) Windows 10
6 35 (12.77%) Linux
7 33 (12.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (5.11%) Windows 8
9 12 (4.38%) Unix
10 11 (4.01%) Mac OS
11 9 (3.28%) CentOS
12 7 (2.55%) Windows XP
13 6 (2.19%) Android
13 6 (2.19%) SUSE
14 4 (1.46%) Solaris
15 3 (1.09%) AIX
16 2 (0.73%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (25.91%) ITIL
2 67 (24.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 35 (12.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 29 (10.58%) Problem Management
5 24 (8.76%) Service Management
6 21 (7.66%) Presales
6 21 (7.66%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (7.66%) Project Management
7 20 (7.30%) Tech Ops
8 18 (6.57%) Incident Management
8 18 (6.57%) Mentoring
9 17 (6.20%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (5.84%) Change Management
10 16 (5.84%) Enterprise Architecture
10 16 (5.84%) High Availability
10 16 (5.84%) Programme Management
10 16 (5.84%) Server Virtualisation
10 16 (5.84%) Service Delivery
11 15 (5.47%) Customer Requirements
11 15 (5.47%) Vendor Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (14.23%) SQL
2 24 (8.76%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.19%) Python
4 5 (1.82%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.82%) Perl
4 5 (1.82%) VBA
5 4 (1.46%) Bourne shell
5 4 (1.46%) C#
5 4 (1.46%) Korn
5 4 (1.46%) Ruby
5 4 (1.46%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.09%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.36%) C
Qualifications
1 81 (29.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (21.17%) MCSE
3 30 (10.95%) MCP
4 22 (8.03%) MCSA
5 19 (6.93%) Security Cleared
6 18 (6.57%) CCNA
6 18 (6.57%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (5.47%) Degree
8 14 (5.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (4.74%) CCNP
10 10 (3.65%) HNC
10 10 (3.65%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (2.19%) DBS Check
11 6 (2.19%) MCTS
12 5 (1.82%) MCITP
12 5 (1.82%) VCP5
13 3 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.73%) RHCT
15 1 (0.36%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (13.14%) SLA
2 11 (4.01%) GDPR
3 8 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.46%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.36%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 201 (73.36%) Active Directory
2 98 (35.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (32.85%) Hyper-V
4 26 (9.49%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (8.39%) XenApp
6 19 (6.93%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (6.93%) vSphere
7 16 (5.84%) Terminal Services
8 12 (4.38%) XenDesktop
9 6 (2.19%) Docker
10 3 (1.09%) BitLocker
10 3 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (1.09%) XenServer
11 2 (0.73%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.36%) Kamailio
12 1 (0.36%) vCloud
12 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 36 (13.14%) SCCM
2 12 (4.38%) Microsoft Clustering
3 10 (3.65%) SCVMM
4 9 (3.28%) AirWatch
4 9 (3.28%) WSUS
5 6 (2.19%) Ansible
5 6 (2.19%) Backup Exec
5 6 (2.19%) Puppet
6 4 (1.46%) Foglight
6 4 (1.46%) SCOM
6 4 (1.46%) Terraform
6 4 (1.46%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.09%) Data Guard
7 3 (1.09%) Nagios
7 3 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (1.09%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (1.09%) SmoothWall
8 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 182 (66.42%) VMware
2 174 (63.50%) Microsoft
3 78 (28.47%) Cisco
4 66 (24.09%) Citrix
5 24 (8.76%) Veeam
6 20 (7.30%) HP
6 20 (7.30%) NetApp
7 15 (5.47%) SolarWinds
8 14 (5.11%) Avaya
9 13 (4.74%) Nimble Storage
10 12 (4.38%) Dell
11 10 (3.65%) McAfee
12 8 (2.92%) Blue Coat
12 8 (2.92%) Red Hat
13 7 (2.55%) EMC
14 6 (2.19%) Juniper
15 5 (1.82%) Meraki
15 5 (1.82%) Symantec
16 4 (1.46%) DataCore
16 4 (1.46%) TippingPoint