Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England > North West
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 157 100
Rank change year-on-year +12 -57 -16
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 268 258 333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.16% 2.00% 2.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.99% 8.88% 12.97%
Number of salaries quoted 219 224 278
North West median annual salary £30,000 £31,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% -3.85% -
10th Percentile £20,850 £21,075 £20,500
90th Percentile £45,000 £47,425 £48,750
England median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 2,684 2,907 2,568
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.61% 22.53% 22.76%
Number of salaries quoted 2,146 2,379 2,127
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £22,750 £23,500 £22,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,550 £55,800
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +43 140 £30,500 -6.15% 30
Cheshire -50 55 £33,750 +12.50% 6
Lancashire +28 51 £28,000 -13.85% 4
Merseyside -6 14 £31,500 +1.61% 4
Cumbria +4 7 £35,000 +48.94%
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 268 (100.00%) Windows
2 202 (75.37%) Active Directory
3 190 (70.90%) Windows Server
4 187 (69.78%) VMware
5 186 (69.40%) Microsoft
5 186 (69.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 131 (48.88%) Office 365
7 110 (41.04%) MS Exchange
8 104 (38.81%) Hyper-V
9 103 (38.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 93 (34.70%) SQL Server
11 92 (34.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 89 (33.21%) DNS
13 79 (29.48%) Cisco
14 76 (28.36%) Firewall
15 73 (27.24%) MCSE
16 71 (26.49%) LAN
16 71 (26.49%) WAN
17 69 (25.75%) Exchange Server 2010
18 65 (24.25%) SAN
19 63 (23.51%) Citrix
20 62 (23.13%) ITIL
21 61 (22.76%) Windows 7
22 60 (22.39%) Microsoft Office
23 57 (21.27%) TCP/IP
24 55 (20.52%) DHCP
24 55 (20.52%) Windows 10
25 51 (19.03%) Microsoft Azure
26 49 (18.28%) Exchange Server 2013
27 44 (16.42%) Windows Server 2003

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
1 110 (41.04%) MS Exchange
2 69 (25.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 49 (18.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 37 (13.81%) Exchange Server 2007
5 32 (11.94%) Skype for Business
6 30 (11.19%) SharePoint
7 14 (5.22%) IIS
8 8 (2.99%) SharePoint Server
9 7 (2.61%) WordPress
10 5 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.37%) Apache
12 1 (0.37%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 60 (22.39%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (3.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 131 (48.88%) Office 365
2 51 (19.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (9.70%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (6.72%) IaaS
5 5 (1.87%) G Suite
6 3 (1.12%) PaaS
6 3 (1.12%) SaaS
7 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.37%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 89 (33.21%) DNS
2 76 (28.36%) Firewall
3 71 (26.49%) LAN
3 71 (26.49%) WAN
4 65 (24.25%) SAN
5 57 (21.27%) TCP/IP
6 55 (20.52%) DHCP
7 33 (12.31%) Network Security
8 32 (11.94%) VPN
9 23 (8.58%) VLAN
10 22 (8.21%) Remote Desktop
11 19 (7.09%) Internet
11 19 (7.09%) Skype
12 15 (5.60%) VoIP
13 10 (3.73%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (3.73%) MPLS
13 10 (3.73%) Wireless
14 8 (2.99%) IP Telephony
14 8 (2.99%) SSL
15 7 (2.61%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (34.70%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (4.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (3.73%) MySQL
5 9 (3.36%) MS Access
5 9 (3.36%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.87%) DTS
7 5 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.12%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.75%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.37%) Big Data
10 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.37%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.37%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (1.87%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.75%) Hudson
3 2 (0.75%) MSBuild
3 2 (0.75%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (9.70%) Retail
2 17 (6.34%) Finance
3 8 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.24%) Local Government
4 6 (2.24%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.49%) Legal
5 4 (1.49%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.12%) Law
7 2 (0.75%) Back Office
7 2 (0.75%) Banking
7 2 (0.75%) Billing
8 1 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 61 (22.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 56 (20.90%) Support Engineer
3 40 (14.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 31 (11.57%) IT Support
5 29 (10.82%) 2nd Line Support
6 28 (10.45%) 3rd Line Support
7 26 (9.70%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 24 (8.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 24 (8.96%) IT Engineer
9 23 (8.58%) Analyst
10 21 (7.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 18 (6.72%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 18 (6.72%) Technical Support
11 18 (6.72%) Windows Engineer
12 17 (6.34%) IT Support Engineer
13 16 (5.97%) Administrator
13 16 (5.97%) Server Engineer
14 15 (5.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 14 (5.22%) Operations Engineer
15 14 (5.22%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.24%) Web Services
2 5 (1.87%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.12%) .NET
3 3 (1.12%) COM
4 2 (0.75%) ODBC
4 2 (0.75%) React
5 1 (0.37%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.37%) Ajax
5 1 (0.37%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.37%) CSS
5 1 (0.37%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.37%) HTML
5 1 (0.37%) HTML5
5 1 (0.37%) JSON
5 1 (0.37%) Node.js
5 1 (0.37%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.37%) WCF
5 1 (0.37%) WPF
5 1 (0.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.84%) Data Centre
2 20 (7.46%) Driving Licence
3 11 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (3.73%) Clustering
5 9 (3.36%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.99%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (2.61%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.49%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.49%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.49%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.12%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.12%) Replication
10 2 (0.75%) FMCG
10 2 (0.75%) iPad
10 2 (0.75%) iPhone
10 2 (0.75%) PKI
10 2 (0.75%) Robotics
11 1 (0.37%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 268 (100.00%) Windows
2 190 (70.90%) Windows Server
3 186 (69.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 61 (22.76%) Windows 7
5 55 (20.52%) Windows 10
6 44 (16.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (10.82%) Linux
8 13 (4.85%) Windows XP
9 8 (2.99%) Windows 8
10 7 (2.61%) CentOS
10 7 (2.61%) Mac OS
11 6 (2.24%) Unix
12 4 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.49%) SUSE
13 3 (1.12%) AIX
13 3 (1.12%) Android
13 3 (1.12%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.12%) Solaris
13 3 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (23.13%) ITIL
2 26 (9.70%) Mentoring
3 25 (9.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (8.58%) Service Delivery
5 22 (8.21%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (7.84%) Problem Management
6 21 (7.84%) Project Management
7 20 (7.46%) E-Commerce
8 19 (7.09%) Presales
9 17 (6.34%) Root Cause Analysis
9 17 (6.34%) Service Management
10 15 (5.60%) Incident Management
11 14 (5.22%) Tech Ops
12 13 (4.85%) Change Management
12 13 (4.85%) Enterprise Architecture
12 13 (4.85%) Server Virtualisation
13 12 (4.48%) DevOps
13 12 (4.48%) ITIL V3
13 12 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (4.48%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (16.04%) SQL
2 37 (13.81%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.36%) VBA
4 7 (2.61%) T-SQL
5 6 (2.24%) Python
6 3 (1.12%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.12%) Perl
7 2 (0.75%) Bourne shell
7 2 (0.75%) C#
7 2 (0.75%) Java
7 2 (0.75%) Korn
7 2 (0.75%) Ruby
7 2 (0.75%) VB
7 2 (0.75%) VBScript
8 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.37%) C
8 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 92 (34.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (27.24%) MCSE
3 33 (12.31%) MCP
4 28 (10.45%) MCSA
5 25 (9.33%) Degree
6 24 (8.96%) Security Cleared
7 14 (5.22%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (4.85%) CCNA
9 12 (4.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (4.10%) CCNP
11 8 (2.99%) HNC
12 7 (2.61%) DBS Check
13 6 (2.24%) MCTS
13 6 (2.24%) SC Cleared
14 5 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (1.87%) MCITP
15 4 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
16 3 (1.12%) VCP5
17 2 (0.75%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (12.31%) SLA
2 9 (3.36%) GDPR
3 6 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.87%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.75%) PMO
6 1 (0.37%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 202 (75.37%) Active Directory
2 104 (38.81%) Hyper-V
3 103 (38.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (10.45%) vSphere
5 23 (8.58%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (7.46%) XenApp
7 19 (7.09%) Terminal Services
8 14 (5.22%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (3.73%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.49%) BitLocker
10 4 (1.49%) Docker
11 3 (1.12%) XenServer
12 2 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.75%) NFS
12 2 (0.75%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.37%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.37%) Kamailio
13 1 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.37%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 42 (15.67%) SCCM
2 16 (5.97%) WSUS
3 14 (5.22%) SCOM
4 8 (2.99%) SCVMM
5 6 (2.24%) Ansible
6 5 (1.87%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.87%) FortiGate
6 5 (1.87%) vCenter Server
7 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (1.49%) MIMEsweeper
7 4 (1.49%) Puppet
7 4 (1.49%) SmoothWall
8 2 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.75%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.75%) Terraform
9 1 (0.37%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.37%) vRealize
9 1 (0.37%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 187 (69.78%) VMware
2 186 (69.40%) Microsoft
3 79 (29.48%) Cisco
4 63 (23.51%) Citrix
5 34 (12.69%) HP
6 26 (9.70%) Veeam
7 18 (6.72%) NetApp
8 16 (5.97%) Dell
9 13 (4.85%) SolarWinds
10 12 (4.48%) Avaya
11 9 (3.36%) EMC
11 9 (3.36%) Juniper
12 8 (2.99%) Red Hat
13 7 (2.61%) IBM
13 7 (2.61%) Sophos
14 5 (1.87%) Google
14 5 (1.87%) Intel
14 5 (1.87%) Ivanti
14 5 (1.87%) ProCurve
14 5 (1.87%) SonicWALL