Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 100 94
Rank change year-on-year -48 -6 -16
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 284 368 386
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.14% 2.94% 2.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.53% 13.05% 12.27%
Number of salaries quoted 242 321 293
North West median annual salary £28,000 £33,754 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.05% +3.86% -
10th Percentile £19,000 £19,000 £20,750
90th Percentile £41,825 £51,250 £45,000
England median annual salary £36,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.39% -4.00% -

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 2980 2821 3147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.50% 22.56% 24.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2361 2347 2541
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.63%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -85 129 £30,000 -14.29% 21
Cheshire +1 109 £22,500 - 13
Lancashire +12 22 £23,000 -34.29% 4
Merseyside +6 20 £38,500 +6.94% 2
Cumbria - 4 £24,000 - 2
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 284 (100.00%) Windows
2 206 (72.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 203 (71.48%) Windows Server
4 171 (60.21%) Microsoft
5 168 (59.15%) Active Directory
6 150 (52.82%) VMware
7 111 (39.08%) MS Exchange
8 110 (38.73%) Office 365
9 95 (33.45%) Windows 7
10 87 (30.63%) DNS
11 83 (29.23%) Exchange Server 2010
12 81 (28.52%) Cisco
12 81 (28.52%) ITIL
13 76 (26.76%) Firewall
14 70 (24.65%) WAN
15 69 (24.30%) VMware Infrastructure
16 68 (23.94%) Citrix
17 66 (23.24%) Hyper-V
18 60 (21.13%) DHCP
19 59 (20.77%) LAN
20 58 (20.42%) TCP/IP
21 57 (20.07%) Exchange Server 2013
22 56 (19.72%) Microsoft Office
23 54 (19.01%) Windows 10
24 51 (17.96%) MCP
24 51 (17.96%) Microsoft Certification
25 49 (17.25%) Windows 8
26 43 (15.14%) Windows Server 2003
27 41 (14.44%) SAN
28 39 (13.73%) MCSE

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
1 111 (39.08%) MS Exchange
2 83 (29.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 57 (20.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 27 (9.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 22 (7.75%) Skype for Business
6 16 (5.63%) SharePoint
7 10 (3.52%) IIS
8 6 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.41%) WordPress
10 2 (0.70%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.35%) Apache
11 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.35%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.35%) nginx
11 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 56 (19.72%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (1.06%) Epicor Tropos
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 110 (38.73%) Office 365
2 13 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.11%) G Suite
4 4 (1.41%) GitHub
5 3 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.06%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 87 (30.63%) DNS
2 76 (26.76%) Firewall
3 70 (24.65%) WAN
4 60 (21.13%) DHCP
5 59 (20.77%) LAN
6 58 (20.42%) TCP/IP
7 41 (14.44%) SAN
8 39 (13.73%) VPN
9 26 (9.15%) VoIP
10 17 (5.99%) Network Security
10 17 (5.99%) Wi-Fi
11 16 (5.63%) Skype
12 13 (4.58%) VLAN
13 12 (4.23%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (4.23%) IPsec
13 12 (4.23%) SSL
13 12 (4.23%) Wireless
14 11 (3.87%) Cisco IOS
14 11 (3.87%) Cisco PIX
14 11 (3.87%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (13.03%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (3.87%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (3.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (3.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (3.17%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (3.17%) Oracle Database 12c
6 7 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.11%) DTS
7 6 (2.11%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (1.76%) MySQL
8 5 (1.76%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.70%) Hazelcast
9 2 (0.70%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.35%) Power BI
10 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.76%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.41%) JIRA
2 4 (1.41%) TeamCity
3 3 (1.06%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.06%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.35%) Maven
5 1 (0.35%) MSI
General
1 25 (8.80%) Finance
2 19 (6.69%) Manufacturing
3 10 (3.52%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.17%) Back Office
5 7 (2.46%) Games
6 6 (2.11%) Retail
7 3 (1.06%) Billing
8 2 (0.70%) Banking
8 2 (0.70%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.70%) Marketing
9 1 (0.35%) Advertising
9 1 (0.35%) Law
9 1 (0.35%) Local Government
9 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 81 (28.52%) Support Engineer
2 70 (24.65%) Analyst
3 45 (15.85%) 2nd Line Support
4 38 (13.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 37 (13.03%) IT Support
6 34 (11.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 34 (11.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 31 (10.92%) Support Analyst
8 30 (10.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 30 (10.56%) IT Engineer
9 24 (8.45%) Service Analyst
10 23 (8.10%) Service Desk Analyst
11 22 (7.75%) 3rd Line Support
12 21 (7.39%) VMware Engineer
13 20 (7.04%) IT Support Engineer
14 19 (6.69%) 1st Line Support
15 18 (6.34%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 18 (6.34%) Technical Support
16 16 (5.63%) Administrator
16 16 (5.63%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.82%) SAP Basis
2 6 (2.11%) .NET
3 3 (1.06%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.06%) HTML
4 2 (0.70%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (0.70%) CSS
4 2 (0.70%) CSS3
4 2 (0.70%) HTML5
4 2 (0.70%) jQuery
4 2 (0.70%) XML
5 1 (0.35%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.35%) COM
5 1 (0.35%) EDI
5 1 (0.35%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.62%) Driving Licence
2 21 (7.39%) Data Centre
3 9 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.17%) Replication
4 8 (2.82%) iPad
4 8 (2.82%) Virtual Team
5 6 (2.11%) Life Science
6 5 (1.76%) Clustering
6 5 (1.76%) iPhone
7 3 (1.06%) FMCG
7 3 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.70%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.35%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.35%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.35%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.35%) NHS
9 1 (0.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 284 (100.00%) Windows
2 206 (72.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 203 (71.48%) Windows Server
4 95 (33.45%) Windows 7
5 54 (19.01%) Windows 10
6 49 (17.25%) Windows 8
7 43 (15.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (8.45%) Linux
9 13 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (4.23%) Windows XP
11 11 (3.87%) Mac OS X
12 8 (2.82%) Unix
13 5 (1.76%) Android
14 4 (1.41%) CentOS
14 4 (1.41%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.70%) AIX
15 2 (0.70%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.35%) Debian
16 1 (0.35%) Solaris
16 1 (0.35%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (28.52%) ITIL
2 26 (9.15%) Service Management
3 24 (8.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 22 (7.75%) Problem Management
5 20 (7.04%) CRM
6 19 (6.69%) Mentoring
7 18 (6.34%) Root Cause Analysis
8 15 (5.28%) ITSM
8 15 (5.28%) Time Management
9 14 (4.93%) Incident Management
9 14 (4.93%) Service Delivery
10 13 (4.58%) Change Management
11 12 (4.23%) Load Balancing
12 11 (3.87%) ITIL V3
12 11 (3.87%) Kalman Filter
13 10 (3.52%) Performance Tuning
14 8 (2.82%) Project Management
15 7 (2.46%) Asset Management
15 7 (2.46%) ERP
15 7 (2.46%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 34 (11.97%) PowerShell
2 31 (10.92%) SQL
3 11 (3.87%) Java
4 10 (3.52%) T-SQL
5 8 (2.82%) ABAP
6 4 (1.41%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.41%) Python
7 3 (1.06%) C#
7 3 (1.06%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.70%) VBScript
9 1 (0.35%) C
9 1 (0.35%) Ruby
9 1 (0.35%) VB
9 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (17.96%) MCP
1 51 (17.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (13.73%) MCSE
3 34 (11.97%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (11.97%) Degree
4 30 (10.56%) MCSA
5 21 (7.39%) CCNA
6 19 (6.69%) A+ Certification
7 17 (5.99%) CCNP
8 12 (4.23%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (3.52%) MCITP
10 8 (2.82%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (2.46%) Network+ Certification
11 7 (2.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (2.11%) CCA
12 6 (2.11%) DBS Check
12 6 (2.11%) NCDA
13 3 (1.06%) PMI Certification
13 3 (1.06%) PMP
14 2 (0.70%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (11.27%) SLA
2 11 (3.87%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.82%) QA
4 7 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.70%) GDPR
5 2 (0.70%) PMO
System Software
1 168 (59.15%) Active Directory
2 69 (24.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (23.24%) Hyper-V
4 21 (7.39%) XenApp
5 20 (7.04%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (5.99%) XenDesktop
7 15 (5.28%) vSphere
8 5 (1.76%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.70%) Docker
9 2 (0.70%) KVM
9 2 (0.70%) NFS
9 2 (0.70%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.70%) XenServer
10 1 (0.35%) Varnish
10 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (4.93%) SCCM
2 8 (2.82%) Data Guard
3 4 (1.41%) Ansible
3 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.06%) WSUS
5 2 (0.70%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.70%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.70%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.70%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.70%) Puppet
5 2 (0.70%) Rundeck
5 2 (0.70%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.35%) cPanel
6 1 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.35%) SCSM
6 1 (0.35%) SnapMirror
6 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 171 (60.21%) Microsoft
2 150 (52.82%) VMware
3 81 (28.52%) Cisco
4 68 (23.94%) Citrix
5 18 (6.34%) HP
5 18 (6.34%) Veeam
6 15 (5.28%) Apple
7 12 (4.23%) IBM
8 11 (3.87%) F5
8 11 (3.87%) NetApp
8 11 (3.87%) Riverbed
9 10 (3.52%) Oracle
10 9 (3.17%) Red Hat
10 9 (3.17%) SAP
11 7 (2.46%) Dell
12 6 (2.11%) Cognos
12 6 (2.11%) Google
12 6 (2.11%) McAfee
13 5 (1.76%) EqualLogic
14 3 (1.06%) SolarWinds