Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England > North West
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 143 105
Rank change year-on-year +7 -38 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 277 289 353
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.35% 2.26% 2.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.70% 9.72% 13.12%
Number of salaries quoted 232 252 303
North West median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -14.29% +10.24%
10th Percentile £19,000 £19,275 £19,300
90th Percentile £51,250 £47,500 £51,250
England median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year - +1.35% -1.33%

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 2,589 2,973 2,691
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.01% 23.24% 22.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2,065 2,399 2,229
North West median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £55,150
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +0.56%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +43 176 £35,000 +16.67% 22
Cheshire -37 59 £35,000 +48.94% 11
Merseyside +22 28 £32,500 -15.58% 9
Lancashire -4 13 £28,750 +22.34% 3
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 277 (100.00%) Windows
2 208 (75.09%) Windows Server
3 200 (72.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 193 (69.68%) Active Directory
5 183 (66.06%) VMware
6 164 (59.21%) Microsoft
7 112 (40.43%) Office 365
8 108 (38.99%) MS Exchange
9 95 (34.30%) Cisco
10 92 (33.21%) VMware Infrastructure
11 81 (29.24%) DNS
12 80 (28.88%) ITIL
13 78 (28.16%) Hyper-V
13 78 (28.16%) Microsoft Azure
14 68 (24.55%) Citrix
15 67 (24.19%) Exchange Server 2010
16 66 (23.83%) Firewall
17 64 (23.10%) SAN
18 63 (22.74%) Windows 10
18 63 (22.74%) Windows 7
19 58 (20.94%) TCP/IP
20 57 (20.58%) Microsoft Certification
20 57 (20.58%) DHCP
21 56 (20.22%) SharePoint
22 55 (19.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 53 (19.13%) LAN
23 53 (19.13%) WAN
24 51 (18.41%) Linux
25 47 (16.97%) SQL Server
26 45 (16.25%) SQL

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 (38.99%) MS Exchange
2 67 (24.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 56 (20.22%) SharePoint
4 44 (15.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (8.66%) IIS
6 23 (8.30%) Skype for Business
7 16 (5.78%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (4.69%) nginx
9 12 (4.33%) Tomcat
10 9 (3.25%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.44%) Apache
13 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.72%) Oracle Application Server
13 2 (0.72%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.72%) WordPress
14 1 (0.36%) Confluence
14 1 (0.36%) JBoss
14 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 36 (13.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.72%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (4.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.36%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.36%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 112 (40.43%) Office 365
2 78 (28.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (10.83%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (7.94%) IaaS
5 5 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.08%) G Suite
6 3 (1.08%) PaaS
6 3 (1.08%) SaaS
7 2 (0.72%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.36%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 81 (29.24%) DNS
2 66 (23.83%) Firewall
3 64 (23.10%) SAN
4 58 (20.94%) TCP/IP
5 57 (20.58%) DHCP
6 53 (19.13%) LAN
6 53 (19.13%) WAN
7 32 (11.55%) VPN
8 31 (11.19%) Network Security
9 19 (6.86%) MPLS
9 19 (6.86%) Skype
10 18 (6.50%) Remote Desktop
10 18 (6.50%) Wireless
11 17 (6.14%) iSCSI
12 16 (5.78%) SSL
12 16 (5.78%) VoIP
13 15 (5.42%) VLAN
14 14 (5.05%) HTTP
15 13 (4.69%) Internet
16 11 (3.97%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (16.97%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (3.61%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.89%) MySQL
5 5 (1.81%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.72%) MS Access
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.36%) Big Data
8 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (1.44%) Hudson
2 4 (1.44%) MSBuild
2 4 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (1.44%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.36%) JIRA
General
1 26 (9.39%) Retail
2 14 (5.05%) Manufacturing
3 13 (4.69%) Finance
4 12 (4.33%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.81%) Law
6 4 (1.44%) Electronics
6 4 (1.44%) Marketing
6 4 (1.44%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.72%) Back Office
7 2 (0.72%) Billing
7 2 (0.72%) Legal
8 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 66 (23.83%) Support Engineer
2 43 (15.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 38 (13.72%) Analyst
4 37 (13.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 37 (13.36%) IT Support
5 34 (12.27%) 3rd Line Support
6 24 (8.66%) 2nd Line Support
6 24 (8.66%) IT Engineer
7 22 (7.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 22 (7.94%) Administrator
7 22 (7.94%) Infrastructure Support
8 21 (7.58%) Server Engineer
9 20 (7.22%) 1st Line Support
10 19 (6.86%) Support Analyst
11 18 (6.50%) Service Analyst
11 18 (6.50%) Service Desk Analyst
12 17 (6.14%) 1st Line Engineer
13 16 (5.78%) IT Manager
13 16 (5.78%) Service Desk Engineer
14 15 (5.42%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.22%) Web Services
2 12 (4.33%) JSON
2 12 (4.33%) XML
3 6 (2.17%) 802.1X
4 5 (1.81%) .NET
5 4 (1.44%) React
6 3 (1.08%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.08%) Ajax
6 3 (1.08%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.08%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.08%) CSS
6 3 (1.08%) HTML
6 3 (1.08%) HTML5
6 3 (1.08%) WCF
6 3 (1.08%) WPF
7 2 (0.72%) COM
8 1 (0.36%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.36%) J2EE
8 1 (0.36%) Node.js
8 1 (0.36%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 37 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (8.30%) Driving Licence
3 20 (7.22%) Data Centre
4 17 (6.14%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (4.33%) Clustering
6 6 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.81%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.44%) Robotics
9 3 (1.08%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.08%) Mobile Computing
9 3 (1.08%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.72%) CMDB
10 2 (0.72%) iPhone
10 2 (0.72%) PKI
10 2 (0.72%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.72%) Replication
10 2 (0.72%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.36%) Life Science
11 1 (0.36%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 277 (100.00%) Windows
2 208 (75.09%) Windows Server
3 200 (72.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 63 (22.74%) Windows 10
4 63 (22.74%) Windows 7
5 51 (18.41%) Linux
6 35 (12.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (6.14%) Unix
8 14 (5.05%) Windows 8
9 11 (3.97%) Mac OS
9 11 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (3.25%) CentOS
11 8 (2.89%) Android
12 6 (2.17%) SUSE
12 6 (2.17%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.08%) AIX
13 3 (1.08%) Solaris
14 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.36%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (28.88%) ITIL
2 55 (19.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 38 (13.72%) Problem-Solving
3 38 (13.72%) Service Management
4 36 (13.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 36 (13.00%) Problem Management
5 27 (9.75%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (9.39%) Mentoring
7 24 (8.66%) Change Management
8 18 (6.50%) High Availability
8 18 (6.50%) Server Management
8 18 (6.50%) Tech Ops
9 17 (6.14%) Coaching
9 17 (6.14%) Incident Management
10 15 (5.42%) Programme Management
10 15 (5.42%) Project Management
11 13 (4.69%) CRM
11 13 (4.69%) Customer Requirements
12 12 (4.33%) Enterprise Architecture
12 12 (4.33%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 45 (16.25%) SQL
2 29 (10.47%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.53%) Python
4 5 (1.81%) C#
4 5 (1.81%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.81%) Perl
4 5 (1.81%) Ruby
4 5 (1.81%) VBScript
5 4 (1.44%) Bourne shell
5 4 (1.44%) Korn
5 4 (1.44%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.72%) C
6 2 (0.72%) Java
6 2 (0.72%) PHP
6 2 (0.72%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.72%) VBA
7 1 (0.36%) C++
Qualifications
1 57 (20.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (11.91%) MCSE
3 23 (8.30%) MCP
4 18 (6.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 14 (5.05%) CCNA
5 14 (5.05%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (5.05%) Degree
6 13 (4.69%) Security Cleared
7 12 (4.33%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (3.61%) CCNP
9 9 (3.25%) HNC
9 9 (3.25%) MCSA
10 8 (2.89%) MCTS
11 7 (2.53%) MCITP
12 6 (2.17%) DBS Check
13 5 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (1.81%) VCP5
14 2 (0.72%) CCA
14 2 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
15 1 (0.36%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (11.19%) SLA
2 10 (3.61%) GDPR
3 8 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.44%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.36%) HL7
5 1 (0.36%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 193 (69.68%) Active Directory
2 92 (33.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (28.16%) Hyper-V
4 31 (11.19%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (7.94%) XenApp
6 19 (6.86%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (6.50%) vSphere
8 15 (5.42%) Terminal Services
8 15 (5.42%) XenDesktop
9 13 (4.69%) Docker
10 5 (1.81%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 3 (1.08%) XenServer
12 2 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.72%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.36%) Firmware
13 1 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.36%) Kamailio
13 1 (0.36%) NFS
13 1 (0.36%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 29 (10.47%) SCCM
2 12 (4.33%) AirWatch
3 11 (3.97%) Microsoft Clustering
3 11 (3.97%) WSUS
4 10 (3.61%) Nagios
4 10 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (3.25%) SCVMM
5 9 (3.25%) vCenter Server
6 7 (2.53%) Puppet
7 6 (2.17%) Ansible
7 6 (2.17%) Backup Exec
7 6 (2.17%) FortiGate
7 6 (2.17%) SCOM
8 5 (1.81%) Foglight
9 4 (1.44%) Terraform
10 2 (0.72%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.72%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 183 (66.06%) VMware
2 164 (59.21%) Microsoft
3 95 (34.30%) Cisco
4 68 (24.55%) Citrix
5 27 (9.75%) Veeam
6 24 (8.66%) HP
7 21 (7.58%) Avaya
8 17 (6.14%) Dell
8 17 (6.14%) NetApp
8 17 (6.14%) Red Hat
9 16 (5.78%) Nimble Storage
10 14 (5.05%) SolarWinds
11 13 (4.69%) McAfee
12 11 (3.97%) EMC
13 10 (3.61%) Splunk
14 9 (3.25%) Blue Coat
15 7 (2.53%) F5
16 6 (2.17%) Juniper
16 6 (2.17%) Meraki
17 5 (1.81%) CommVault