Period
to 23 April 2019

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 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England > North West
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 202 158 152
Rank change year-on-year -44 -6 -72
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 134 255 267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.31% 1.97% 2.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.07% 9.01% 9.69%
Number of salaries quoted 108 223 233
North West median annual salary £32,500 £29,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.07% -6.45% -3.13%
10th Percentile £20,925 £21,000 £20,750
90th Percentile £51,338 £44,900 £46,250
England median annual salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% - -

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 2,206 2,829 2,755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.60% 21.90% 22.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,700 2,232 2,270
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £21,863 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +1.12%

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 April 2019.

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 April 2019. 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 -20 71 £33,750 +9.76%
Cheshire +22 35 £32,500 -2.99% 3
Merseyside +3 13 £24,000 -17.24%
Lancashire -38 12 £29,000 +3.57%
Cumbria -2 3 - -
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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.

1 134 (100.00%) Windows
2 108 (80.60%) Windows Server 2012
3 102 (76.12%) Windows Server
4 87 (64.93%) Microsoft
5 83 (61.94%) Active Directory
6 77 (57.46%) VMware
7 62 (46.27%) Windows 10
8 57 (42.54%) Windows 7
9 55 (41.04%) Office 365
10 51 (38.06%) DNS
11 46 (34.33%) DHCP
12 45 (33.58%) VMware Infrastructure
13 44 (32.84%) Cisco
14 43 (32.09%) Firewall
15 40 (29.85%) MS Exchange
16 37 (27.61%) ITIL
17 33 (24.63%) Microsoft Office
17 33 (24.63%) TCP/IP
17 33 (24.63%) Microsoft Certification
18 28 (20.90%) WAN
18 28 (20.90%) Hyper-V
19 26 (19.40%) Microsoft Azure
19 26 (19.40%) LAN
20 24 (17.91%) Windows Server 2003
21 23 (17.16%) Linux
22 22 (16.42%) Exchange Server 2010
23 21 (15.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 21 (15.67%) MCSE
23 21 (15.67%) SQL Server
23 21 (15.67%) Finance

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 40 (29.85%) MS Exchange
2 22 (16.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (9.70%) SharePoint
4 9 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (5.22%) IBM Notes
6 4 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.99%) IIS
7 3 (2.24%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.75%) Drupal
9 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 33 (24.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.75%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 55 (41.04%) Office 365
2 26 (19.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.49%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.49%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.75%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.75%) IaaS
5 1 (0.75%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (38.06%) DNS
2 46 (34.33%) DHCP
3 43 (32.09%) Firewall
4 33 (24.63%) TCP/IP
5 28 (20.90%) WAN
6 26 (19.40%) LAN
7 20 (14.93%) VoIP
8 18 (13.43%) SAN
9 16 (11.94%) VPN
10 12 (8.96%) IPsec
10 12 (8.96%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (6.72%) Remote Desktop
11 9 (6.72%) Wireless
12 8 (5.97%) iSCSI
12 8 (5.97%) SSL
13 7 (5.22%) Internet
13 7 (5.22%) Network Security
14 6 (4.48%) MPLS
14 6 (4.48%) NAS
15 5 (3.73%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.99%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.99%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.24%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.24%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.75%) MS Access
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.24%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (2.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.49%) MSI
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (15.67%) Finance
2 12 (8.96%) Retail
3 6 (4.48%) Banking
4 3 (2.24%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.49%) Legal
5 2 (1.49%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Back Office
6 1 (0.75%) Law
6 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (29.85%) Support Engineer
2 33 (24.63%) Analyst
3 29 (21.64%) IT Support
4 23 (17.16%) IT Engineer
5 21 (15.67%) Support Analyst
6 20 (14.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (14.18%) 2nd Line Support
8 17 (12.69%) IT Support Engineer
9 16 (11.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 13 (9.70%) 3rd Line Support
11 12 (8.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 12 (8.96%) Infrastructure Support
12 11 (8.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 11 (8.21%) Server Support
13 10 (7.46%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 10 (7.46%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 10 (7.46%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 9 (6.72%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
14 9 (6.72%) IT Analyst
14 9 (6.72%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.73%) .NET
1 5 (3.73%) 802.1X
1 5 (3.73%) Software Packaging
2 3 (2.24%) Ajax
2 3 (2.24%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.49%) Middleware
3 2 (1.49%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.70%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (7.46%) Driving Licence
4 9 (6.72%) iPhone
5 8 (5.97%) Data Centre
6 6 (4.48%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (4.48%) iPad
6 6 (4.48%) Replication
7 5 (3.73%) PKI
8 3 (2.24%) Blackberry
8 3 (2.24%) Clustering
8 3 (2.24%) Fat Client
8 3 (2.24%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.49%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (1.49%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.49%) EPoS
9 2 (1.49%) User Experience
10 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.75%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 134 (100.00%) Windows
2 108 (80.60%) Windows Server 2012
3 102 (76.12%) Windows Server
4 62 (46.27%) Windows 10
5 57 (42.54%) Windows 7
6 24 (17.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (17.16%) Linux
8 15 (11.19%) Windows 8
9 8 (5.97%) Android
10 4 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.24%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.24%) Unix
11 3 (2.24%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.49%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.75%) Debian
13 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.75%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 1 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (27.61%) ITIL
2 21 (15.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 18 (13.43%) Collaborative Working
3 18 (13.43%) Service Delivery
4 17 (12.69%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (9.70%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (8.96%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (7.46%) DevOps
7 10 (7.46%) Mentoring
7 10 (7.46%) Problem Management
7 10 (7.46%) Service Management
8 9 (6.72%) ITIL V3
8 9 (6.72%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (5.22%) Coaching
10 6 (4.48%) Analytics
10 6 (4.48%) Asset Management
10 6 (4.48%) Migration
10 6 (4.48%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (4.48%) Server Management
11 5 (3.73%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.94%) PowerShell
1 16 (11.94%) SQL
2 5 (3.73%) T-SQL
3 3 (2.24%) C#
3 3 (2.24%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.24%) PL/SQL
3 3 (2.24%) VB
3 3 (2.24%) VB.NET
3 3 (2.24%) VBScript
4 1 (0.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (24.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (15.67%) MCSE
3 18 (13.43%) CCNA
3 18 (13.43%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (13.43%) MCP
4 13 (9.70%) MCSA
5 11 (8.21%) CCNP
6 10 (7.46%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (7.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (6.72%) Degree
7 9 (6.72%) MCITP
8 5 (3.73%) A+ Certification
9 4 (2.99%) SC Cleared
9 4 (2.99%) Security Cleared
10 3 (2.24%) MCTS
10 3 (2.24%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (1.49%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.75%) CCIE
12 1 (0.75%) MCDST
12 1 (0.75%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.70%) SLA
2 6 (4.48%) ISO 9001
2 6 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.73%) GDPR
3 5 (3.73%) ISO 22301
4 2 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 83 (61.94%) Active Directory
2 45 (33.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (20.90%) Hyper-V
4 16 (11.94%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (9.70%) XenApp
6 12 (8.96%) vSphere
7 4 (2.99%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.99%) XenServer
8 2 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.49%) vCloud
9 1 (0.75%) Docker
9 1 (0.75%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (5.22%) Backup Exec
1 7 (5.22%) WSUS
2 3 (2.24%) AirWatch
2 3 (2.24%) BladeLogic
2 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (2.24%) SCCM
2 3 (2.24%) XenMobile
3 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.49%) Nagios
3 2 (1.49%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (1.49%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.75%) Ansible
4 1 (0.75%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.75%) MobiControl
Vendors
1 87 (64.93%) Microsoft
2 77 (57.46%) VMware
3 44 (32.84%) Cisco
4 20 (14.93%) Citrix
5 17 (12.69%) HP
6 13 (9.70%) Veeam
7 9 (6.72%) Red Hat
8 8 (5.97%) Dell
9 7 (5.22%) Lotus
9 7 (5.22%) Meraki
9 7 (5.22%) Oracle
9 7 (5.22%) SonicWALL
10 6 (4.48%) IBM
10 6 (4.48%) Ivanti
10 6 (4.48%) Symantec
10 6 (4.48%) WatchGuard
11 5 (3.73%) Apple
11 5 (3.73%) BT
11 5 (3.73%) EMC
11 5 (3.73%) Mitel