Period
to 11 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 11 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England > West Midlands
6 months to
11 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 148 156 122
Rank change year-on-year +8 -34 +11
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 133 149 239
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.83% 1.78% 2.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.84% 9.32% 11.49%
Number of salaries quoted 116 112 205
West Midlands median annual salary £28,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £19,500 £22,775 £24,200
90th Percentile £51,000 £45,000 £43,750
England median annual salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year -2.67% +1.35% +1.37%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,505 1,598 2,080
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.67% 19.06% 20.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,156 1,303 1,824
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +8.45% +1.43%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £53,813
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2008 in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Windows Server 2008 in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 11 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2008 in the West Midlands

Windows Server 2008
Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 11 November 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
Birmingham +25 41 £28,500 -26.92% 6
Staffordshire +24 29 £21,000 -20.75% 6
Coventry +13 18 £41,500 +38.33% 1
Worcestershire -14 10 £28,000 -2.61% 2
Shropshire +3 6 £33,250 +38.54% 2
Dudley - 6 £25,500 - 3
Solihull -16 5 £35,000 -12.50%
Warwickshire -20 5 £27,500 +3.77%
West Bromwich - 3 £20,000 -
Walsall -5 2 £20,000 -18.37% 1
Herefordshire -8 1 £21,000 -53.33% 3
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £45,000 -
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 11 November 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 133 (100.00%) Windows
2 111 (83.46%) Windows Server
3 99 (74.44%) Active Directory
4 86 (64.66%) Microsoft
5 74 (55.64%) VMware
5 74 (55.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 72 (54.14%) Office 365
7 61 (45.86%) VMware Infrastructure
8 53 (39.85%) DHCP
8 53 (39.85%) DNS
9 52 (39.10%) MS Exchange
10 51 (38.35%) Citrix
10 51 (38.35%) Firewall
11 49 (36.84%) Hyper-V
12 45 (33.83%) TCP/IP
12 45 (33.83%) Exchange Server 2010
13 43 (32.33%) ITIL
14 40 (30.08%) LAN
15 39 (29.32%) WAN
16 37 (27.82%) SLA
17 35 (26.32%) XenApp
18 34 (25.56%) Windows 10
19 33 (24.81%) PowerShell
20 32 (24.06%) Azure
20 32 (24.06%) Exchange Server 2013
21 31 (23.31%) SCCM
22 29 (21.80%) Windows 7
23 28 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
24 26 (19.55%) Windows Server 2003
24 26 (19.55%) Infrastructure Engineering

Windows Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 52 (39.10%) MS Exchange
2 45 (33.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (24.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (9.02%) SharePoint
5 11 (8.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (7.52%) IIS
7 2 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.75%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 28 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.75%) Infor CRM
2 1 (0.75%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 72 (54.14%) Office 365
2 32 (24.06%) Azure
3 9 (6.77%) AWS
4 5 (3.76%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.26%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.75%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.75%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 53 (39.85%) DHCP
1 53 (39.85%) DNS
2 51 (38.35%) Firewall
3 45 (33.83%) TCP/IP
4 40 (30.08%) LAN
5 39 (29.32%) WAN
6 21 (15.79%) VLAN
7 13 (9.77%) SAN
8 8 (6.02%) Internet
8 8 (6.02%) VPN
8 8 (6.02%) Wireless
9 7 (5.26%) Intranet
10 5 (3.76%) NAS
10 5 (3.76%) Unified Communications
11 4 (3.01%) NetScaler
12 3 (2.26%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (2.26%) WLAN
13 2 (1.50%) Broadband
13 2 (1.50%) Ethernet
13 2 (1.50%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.76%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.50%) MySQL
5 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.75%) Power BI
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.50%) InstallShield
1 2 (1.50%) MSI
1 2 (1.50%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (9.02%) Retail
2 10 (7.52%) Automotive
3 7 (5.26%) Public Sector
4 5 (3.76%) Banking
4 5 (3.76%) Finance
5 4 (3.01%) Local Government
6 3 (2.26%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.50%) Publishing
7 2 (1.50%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 33 (24.81%) IT Engineer
2 32 (24.06%) Support Engineer
3 27 (20.30%) IT Support
4 20 (15.04%) IT Support Engineer
5 19 (14.29%) Analyst
5 19 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (9.77%) Support Analyst
7 11 (8.27%) Technical Support
8 10 (7.52%) Support Specialist
9 9 (6.77%) Applications Support
10 8 (6.02%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (6.02%) Server Support
11 7 (5.26%) Server Engineer
12 6 (4.51%) Network Engineer
12 6 (4.51%) Windows Engineer
13 5 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support
13 5 (3.76%) Applications Specialist
13 5 (3.76%) Applications Support Specialist
13 5 (3.76%) Desktop Support
13 5 (3.76%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.77%) XML
2 8 (6.02%) .NET
2 8 (6.02%) Web Services
3 3 (2.26%) SOAP
4 2 (1.50%) COM
4 2 (1.50%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.75%) ADO
5 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.75%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.02%) Client/Server
2 10 (7.52%) CCTV
2 10 (7.52%) User Experience
3 7 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (4.51%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.26%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.50%) Chip and PIN
6 2 (1.50%) Clustering
6 2 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.50%) EPoS
6 2 (1.50%) Fibre Optics
6 2 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Licensing
6 2 (1.50%) PKI
7 1 (0.75%) Handset
7 1 (0.75%) iPad
7 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.75%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 133 (100.00%) Windows
2 111 (83.46%) Windows Server
3 74 (55.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (25.56%) Windows 10
5 29 (21.80%) Windows 7
6 26 (19.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (12.78%) Linux
8 13 (9.77%) Windows 8
9 8 (6.02%) Windows XP
10 4 (3.01%) Android
10 4 (3.01%) Apple iOS
10 4 (3.01%) Unix
11 2 (1.50%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (32.33%) ITIL
2 26 (19.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 18 (13.53%) Asset Management
3 18 (13.53%) Project Management
4 12 (9.02%) Change Management
4 12 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (8.27%) Server Management
6 10 (7.52%) Break/Fix
6 10 (7.52%) ITIL V3
6 10 (7.52%) QMS
6 10 (7.52%) Quality Management
6 10 (7.52%) Software License Management
7 9 (6.77%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (6.77%) Network Design
8 8 (6.02%) Coaching
8 8 (6.02%) Facilities Management
8 8 (6.02%) Preventative Maintenance
9 7 (5.26%) Process Management
9 7 (5.26%) Service Delivery
10 6 (4.51%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (24.81%) PowerShell
2 13 (9.77%) SQL
3 5 (3.76%) VB
4 2 (1.50%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.50%) C#
4 2 (1.50%) Perl
4 2 (1.50%) Python
4 2 (1.50%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.50%) VBScript
5 1 (0.75%) C
5 1 (0.75%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.75%) VB6
Qualifications
1 15 (11.28%) DBS Check
2 11 (8.27%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (6.77%) CCNA
4 7 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.76%) MCP
5 5 (3.76%) MCSE
6 4 (3.01%) MCSA
6 4 (3.01%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.50%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.75%) CCNP
8 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.75%) GNVQ
8 1 (0.75%) MCITP
8 1 (0.75%) MCTS
8 1 (0.75%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (27.82%) SLA
2 20 (15.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (7.52%) ISO 9001
4 7 (5.26%) COBIT
5 2 (1.50%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.75%) GDPR
6 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 99 (74.44%) Active Directory
2 61 (45.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (36.84%) Hyper-V
4 35 (26.32%) XenApp
5 21 (15.79%) XenDesktop
6 17 (12.78%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (7.52%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (3.01%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (3.01%) vSphere
9 3 (2.26%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (1.50%) Firmware
11 1 (0.75%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.75%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 31 (23.31%) SCCM
2 18 (13.53%) Backup Exec
3 10 (7.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 6 (4.51%) WSUS
5 3 (2.26%) FortiGate
5 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (2.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.26%) SCOM
6 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.50%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.50%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.75%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.75%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.75%) Nagios
7 1 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 86 (64.66%) Microsoft
2 74 (55.64%) VMware
3 51 (38.35%) Citrix
4 25 (18.80%) Symantec
5 24 (18.05%) Cisco
6 22 (16.54%) Veeam
7 12 (9.02%) CheckPoint
8 11 (8.27%) Meraki
8 11 (8.27%) SonicWALL
9 10 (7.52%) Barracuda Networks
10 8 (6.02%) WatchGuard
11 7 (5.26%) HP
12 5 (3.76%) Apple
12 5 (3.76%) CommVault
12 5 (3.76%) NetApp
13 4 (3.01%) EMC
14 3 (2.26%) Dell
14 3 (2.26%) Oracle
14 3 (2.26%) Remedy
14 3 (2.26%) Sophos