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

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 100 89
Rank change year-on-year -38 -11  
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 150 152 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.20% 2.70% 3.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.30% 12.18% 13.39%
Number of salaries quoted 131 122 161
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +3.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,250 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 1613 1248 1464
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 23.61% 22.18% 22.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1338 1034 1212
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -39 71 £37,500 +7.14% 13
Cheshire +1 53 £31,000 +10.71% 12
Lancashire +5 14 £32,500 +23.80% 1
Merseyside -10 11 £34,750 +8.59% 6
Cumbria -4 1 £23,500 -
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 258 (100.00%) Windows
2 182 (70.54%) Active Directory
3 180 (69.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 174 (67.44%) Windows Server
5 146 (56.59%) VMware
6 133 (51.55%) Microsoft
7 109 (42.25%) MS Exchange
8 79 (30.62%) DNS
9 77 (29.84%) Hyper-V
10 71 (27.52%) Citrix
11 65 (25.19%) SQL Server
12 62 (24.03%) Exchange Server 2010
13 61 (23.64%) DHCP
14 60 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
15 58 (22.48%) ITIL
16 55 (21.32%) Windows Server 2003
17 53 (20.54%) Cisco
18 51 (19.77%) Exchange Server 2013
19 49 (18.99%) Office 365
20 46 (17.83%) Microsoft Office
21 41 (15.89%) Microsoft Certification
22 40 (15.50%) SAN
23 38 (14.73%) VPN
23 38 (14.73%) WAN
23 38 (14.73%) Data Centre
24 37 (14.34%) Windows 7
25 36 (13.95%) LAN
26 35 (13.57%) PowerShell
27 34 (13.18%) XenApp
28 33 (12.79%) 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
1 109 (42.25%) MS Exchange
2 62 (24.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 51 (19.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 32 (12.40%) IIS
5 24 (9.30%) SharePoint
6 14 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (3.49%) Skype for Business
8 7 (2.71%) CMS
8 7 (2.71%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.55%) nginx
10 4 (1.55%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (1.16%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.39%) DNN
13 1 (0.39%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 46 (17.83%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.55%) Magento
2 3 (1.16%) SAP APO
2 3 (1.16%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.39%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 49 (18.99%) Office 365
2 29 (11.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.39%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (30.62%) DNS
2 61 (23.64%) DHCP
3 40 (15.50%) SAN
4 38 (14.73%) VPN
4 38 (14.73%) WAN
5 36 (13.95%) LAN
6 33 (12.79%) Firewall
7 29 (11.24%) Remote Desktop
8 18 (6.98%) TCP/IP
9 15 (5.81%) VoIP
10 14 (5.43%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (3.88%) IP Telephony
12 9 (3.49%) Skype
12 9 (3.49%) Wireless
13 8 (3.10%) Network Security
13 8 (3.10%) VLAN
14 7 (2.71%) MPLS
14 7 (2.71%) SSL
15 6 (2.33%) EIGRP
15 6 (2.33%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (25.19%) SQL Server
2 24 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (5.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (4.65%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.94%) MySQL
7 4 (1.55%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.16%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 3 (1.16%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.16%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.78%) Hazelcast
9 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 7 (2.71%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (2.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.16%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.16%) Hudson
3 3 (1.16%) Maven
4 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (8.53%) Manufacturing
2 20 (7.75%) Finance
3 12 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.49%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (1.94%) Legal
6 4 (1.55%) Back Office
6 4 (1.55%) Law
7 3 (1.16%) Automotive
7 3 (1.16%) Banking
7 3 (1.16%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.16%) Retail
8 1 (0.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 52 (20.16%) Support Engineer
2 50 (19.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 45 (17.44%) Analyst
4 30 (11.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 28 (10.85%) IT Support
6 27 (10.47%) 3rd Line Support
7 24 (9.30%) IT Engineer
8 20 (7.75%) Administrator
9 18 (6.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 18 (6.98%) IT Support Engineer
9 18 (6.98%) VMware Engineer
10 17 (6.59%) Service Analyst
11 16 (6.20%) 2nd Line Support
11 16 (6.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 15 (5.81%) Service Desk Analyst
12 15 (5.81%) Support Analyst
13 14 (5.43%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (5.43%) Technical Support
14 13 (5.04%) Server Engineer
14 13 (5.04%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.04%) .NET
2 5 (1.94%) Web Services
2 5 (1.94%) XML
3 3 (1.16%) SAP Basis
4 2 (0.78%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.39%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 38 (14.73%) Data Centre
2 17 (6.59%) iPad
3 7 (2.71%) Replication
4 6 (2.33%) Driving Licence
4 6 (2.33%) FlexPod
4 6 (2.33%) Virtual Team
5 5 (1.94%) Fat Client
5 5 (1.94%) Mobile Computing
5 5 (1.94%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.55%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.55%) Clustering
6 4 (1.55%) Tandem
7 3 (1.16%) FMCG
7 3 (1.16%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.78%) iPhone
8 2 (0.78%) Life Science
8 2 (0.78%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.39%) Blog
9 1 (0.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 258 (100.00%) Windows
2 180 (69.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 174 (67.44%) Windows Server
4 55 (21.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 37 (14.34%) Windows 7
6 32 (12.40%) Linux
7 27 (10.47%) Windows 8
8 24 (9.30%) Windows 10
9 22 (8.53%) Windows XP
10 10 (3.88%) AIX
11 8 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (3.10%) Unix
12 6 (2.33%) CentOS
12 6 (2.33%) Windows Mobile
12 6 (2.33%) Windows Vista
13 5 (1.94%) Data ONTAP
13 5 (1.94%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.55%) Android
14 4 (1.55%) Debian
14 4 (1.55%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (22.48%) ITIL
2 32 (12.40%) Disaster Recovery
3 29 (11.24%) Migration
4 21 (8.14%) Service Management
5 17 (6.59%) Service Delivery
6 13 (5.04%) Change Management
7 12 (4.65%) Line Management
8 10 (3.88%) Incident Management
8 10 (3.88%) Mentoring
9 8 (3.10%) ITSM
9 8 (3.10%) Mobile Device Management
9 8 (3.10%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (2.71%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (2.71%) Configuration Management
10 7 (2.71%) Content Management
10 7 (2.71%) DevOps
10 7 (2.71%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (2.71%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (2.71%) Virtual Environments
11 6 (2.33%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (13.57%) PowerShell
2 24 (9.30%) SQL
3 12 (4.65%) Java
4 8 (3.10%) Python
5 7 (2.71%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.33%) VBA
6 6 (2.33%) VBScript
7 4 (1.55%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.16%) Perl
8 3 (1.16%) Ruby
8 3 (1.16%) VB
9 1 (0.39%) C
9 1 (0.39%) C#
9 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (15.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (8.53%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (8.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 20 (7.75%) MCITP
4 19 (7.36%) MCSE
5 18 (6.98%) Degree
6 14 (5.43%) MCSA
7 13 (5.04%) CCNA
8 9 (3.49%) CCNP
9 7 (2.71%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (2.33%) NCDA
11 5 (1.94%) A+ Certification
11 5 (1.94%) CCA
12 4 (1.55%) RHCE
12 4 (1.55%) RHCSA
12 4 (1.55%) Security Cleared
13 3 (1.16%) CCSE
13 3 (1.16%) MCTS
14 2 (0.78%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.78%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.14%) SLA
2 3 (1.16%) PMO
3 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.39%) QA
System Software
1 182 (70.54%) Active Directory
2 77 (29.84%) Hyper-V
3 60 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (13.18%) XenApp
5 33 (12.79%) vSphere
6 18 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (6.20%) XenDesktop
8 14 (5.43%) Terminal Services
9 7 (2.71%) KVM
10 6 (2.33%) Docker
11 5 (1.94%) VMware Server
12 4 (1.55%) Varnish
13 3 (1.16%) XenServer
14 2 (0.78%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.78%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (3.49%) Backup Exec
2 8 (3.10%) NetBackup
3 7 (2.71%) Ansible
4 6 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.33%) SCCM
5 5 (1.94%) AirWatch
5 5 (1.94%) vCenter Server
6 4 (1.55%) cPanel
6 4 (1.55%) Nagios
6 4 (1.55%) Plesk
6 4 (1.55%) SCOM
6 4 (1.55%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (1.55%) vRealize
7 3 (1.16%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (1.16%) Puppet
7 3 (1.16%) SCSM
8 2 (0.78%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 146 (56.59%) VMware
2 133 (51.55%) Microsoft
3 71 (27.52%) Citrix
4 53 (20.54%) Cisco
5 31 (12.02%) HP
6 24 (9.30%) Veeam
7 15 (5.81%) NetApp
8 11 (4.26%) Red Hat
9 9 (3.49%) Dell
9 9 (3.49%) SonicWALL
10 8 (3.10%) Sophos
10 8 (3.10%) Symantec
11 6 (2.33%) F5
11 6 (2.33%) Oracle
11 6 (2.33%) Riverbed
11 6 (2.33%) SAP
11 6 (2.33%) SolarWinds
12 5 (1.94%) EqualLogic
12 5 (1.94%) IBM
12 5 (1.94%) McAfee
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Itecco
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum + CERTIFICATIONS PAID FOR
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Omni RMS
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Birkenhead, Merseyside
DCS Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 38k per year
Posted: 22 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Recruitment Genius
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Roc Search
Salary: £18000 per annum + Training, Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
DCS Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £26000.00 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Staff events
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £27000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
Experian
Salary: Competitive + Pension and Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 9 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Horizon Insolvency Software Development LTD
Salary: From £16,500 to £18,500 per annum (Subject to experience level)
Posted: 15 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Connexus Group of Companies
Salary: Please specify expected salary within your cover letter
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £20,000 - £24,000 DOE + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago