Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England > North West
6 months to
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 164 221 142
Rank change year-on-year +57 -79 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 32 116 274
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 0.80% 1.12% 2.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.32% 5.31% 10.60%
Number of salaries quoted 32 85 233
Median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £24,500 £19,100 £19,150
90th Percentile £41,500 £47,500 £50,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% -5.06% +5.33%

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 741 2,184 2,584
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.46% 21.02% 21.91%
Number of salaries quoted 628 1,631 2,076
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the North West over the 6 months to 23 September 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 23 September 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
Cheshire +44 14 £35,000 -2.10% 5
Manchester +65 13 £35,000 +18.64% 4
Merseyside +25 3 £35,000 -6.67%
Cumbria -10 2 £38,750 +103.95%
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (93.75%) Active Directory
3 24 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 22 (68.75%) VMware
5 20 (62.50%) Windows Server
6 19 (59.38%) DNS
6 19 (59.38%) DHCP
7 17 (53.13%) Citrix
8 16 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
9 14 (43.75%) WAN
9 14 (43.75%) LAN
10 13 (40.63%) ITIL
10 13 (40.63%) TCP/IP
10 13 (40.63%) SAN
11 11 (34.38%) MS Exchange
11 11 (34.38%) Cisco
11 11 (34.38%) Office 365
12 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (31.25%) Change Management
13 9 (28.13%) Firewall
13 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (28.13%) MCSE
13 9 (28.13%) MCSA
13 9 (28.13%) Fibre Channel
13 9 (28.13%) Server+ Certification
13 9 (28.13%) iSCSI
13 9 (28.13%) Data Centre
14 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
15 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
16 6 (18.75%) Azure

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 11 (34.38%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (9.38%) IIS
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (34.38%) Office 365
2 6 (18.75%) Azure
3 4 (12.50%) AWS
4 2 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 19 (59.38%) DHCP
1 19 (59.38%) DNS
2 14 (43.75%) LAN
2 14 (43.75%) WAN
3 13 (40.63%) SAN
3 13 (40.63%) TCP/IP
4 9 (28.13%) Fibre Channel
4 9 (28.13%) Firewall
4 9 (28.13%) iSCSI
5 3 (9.38%) VoIP
5 3 (9.38%) VPN
6 2 (6.25%) Internet
6 2 (6.25%) IP Telephony
6 2 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.13%) Wireless
7 1 (3.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (9.38%) Law
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) IT Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Support Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 4 (12.50%) IT Support
5 4 (12.50%) Team Leader
6 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Applications Support
6 3 (9.38%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Server Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (6.25%) Applications Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Field Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.63%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (9.38%) Driving Licence
4 2 (6.25%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 16 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (15.63%) Windows 10
6 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (9.38%) Windows 8
9 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000
9 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) ITIL
2 10 (31.25%) Change Management
3 6 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (18.75%) Project Management
4 2 (6.25%) Data Extraction
4 2 (6.25%) Information Security
4 2 (6.25%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
4 2 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.13%) ITSM
5 1 (3.13%) Operations Management
5 1 (3.13%) Presales
5 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.13%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.13%) Time Management
5 1 (3.13%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.50%) SQL
3 3 (9.38%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) MCSA
1 9 (28.13%) MCSE
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (28.13%) Server+ Certification
2 4 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) MCP
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
2 2 (6.25%) GDPR
3 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (93.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) DameWare
2 2 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (6.25%) OpenView
2 2 (6.25%) OVSD
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 24 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (68.75%) VMware
3 17 (53.13%) Citrix
4 11 (34.38%) Cisco
5 5 (15.63%) Siemens
6 4 (12.50%) HP
6 4 (12.50%) Veeam
7 3 (9.38%) Dell
7 3 (9.38%) McAfee
8 2 (6.25%) Adobe
8 2 (6.25%) Avaya
8 2 (6.25%) EMC
8 2 (6.25%) Huawei
8 2 (6.25%) NetApp
8 2 (6.25%) SonicWALL
8 2 (6.25%) Symantec
9 1 (3.13%) Juniper
9 1 (3.13%) SAP
9 1 (3.13%) Sophos