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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 121 74
Rank change year-on-year +18 -47  
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 141 122 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.73% 1.98% 3.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.51% 10.45% 16.31%
Number of salaries quoted 134 97 174
Median salary £35,000 £30,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.75% -6.15%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Windows Server 2008 is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1127 1168 1214
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 21.85% 18.98% 21.38%
Number of salaries quoted 975 957 1077
Median salary £36,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.76% -7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +41 66 £37,500 +29.31% 7
Warwickshire +10 24 £30,000 - 3
Coventry -14 11 £37,500 -12.08% 2
Staffordshire +18 9 £30,000 -11.76% 4
Worcestershire 0 6 £34,250 +18.10% 2
Solihull - 6 £24,500 - 1
West Bromwich +10 5 £40,000 +70.21%
Walsall +3 1 £27,500 -11.29%
Shropshire -1 1 £20,000 -36.50% 3
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT jobs citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 237 (100.00%) Windows
2 165 (69.62%) Windows Server
3 163 (68.78%) Microsoft
4 160 (67.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 153 (64.56%) Active Directory
6 129 (54.43%) VMware
7 99 (41.77%) MS Exchange
8 97 (40.93%) Citrix
9 71 (29.96%) Hyper-V
10 65 (27.43%) Windows 7
11 61 (25.74%) VMware Infrastructure
11 61 (25.74%) IIS
12 59 (24.89%) SQL Server
13 58 (24.47%) Windows Server 2003
14 53 (22.36%) DNS
15 51 (21.52%) SAN
15 51 (21.52%) Office 365
16 50 (21.10%) Microsoft Certification
17 49 (20.68%) TCP/IP
18 48 (20.25%) SharePoint
19 46 (19.41%) Exchange Server 2010
20 45 (18.99%) Cisco
21 44 (18.57%) Windows 10
22 39 (16.46%) Firewall
22 39 (16.46%) vSphere
23 38 (16.03%) DHCP
24 36 (15.19%) Microsoft Office
25 34 (14.35%) SQL
26 33 (13.92%) Windows 8
26 33 (13.92%) SCCM

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 99 (41.77%) MS Exchange
2 61 (25.74%) IIS
3 48 (20.25%) SharePoint
4 46 (19.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 30 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (8.02%) Exchange Server 2003
7 13 (5.49%) SAS
8 12 (5.06%) Apache
9 9 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (2.11%) IBM Domino
11 3 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.84%) Joomla!
12 2 (0.84%) nginx
12 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.84%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.42%) JBoss
13 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (15.19%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (5.06%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.42%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 51 (21.52%) Office 365
2 24 (10.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.11%) SaaS
4 2 (0.84%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.42%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 53 (22.36%) DNS
2 51 (21.52%) SAN
3 49 (20.68%) TCP/IP
4 39 (16.46%) Firewall
5 38 (16.03%) DHCP
6 22 (9.28%) WAN
7 21 (8.86%) LAN
7 21 (8.86%) VPN
8 19 (8.02%) NAS
9 17 (7.17%) VLAN
10 16 (6.75%) Remote Desktop
11 12 (5.06%) IPsec
11 12 (5.06%) IPv4
12 10 (4.22%) DDNS
12 10 (4.22%) SNMP
13 9 (3.80%) Internet
14 8 (3.38%) WLAN
15 7 (2.95%) Wi-Fi
16 5 (2.11%) LDAP
16 5 (2.11%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (24.89%) SQL Server
2 29 (12.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (8.02%) MySQL
4 18 (7.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (7.59%) SQL Server 2014
5 15 (6.33%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (5.91%) SQL Server 2016
7 13 (5.49%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.27%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.27%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 6 (2.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (2.11%) InstallShield
2 5 (2.11%) MSI
3 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.42%) Subversion
General
1 27 (11.39%) Finance
2 6 (2.53%) Retail
3 5 (2.11%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.69%) Advertising
5 3 (1.27%) Automotive
5 3 (1.27%) Legal
5 3 (1.27%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.84%) Electronics
6 2 (0.84%) Law
6 2 (0.84%) Publishing
7 1 (0.42%) Back Office
7 1 (0.42%) Games
7 1 (0.42%) Marketing
7 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 43 (18.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 38 (16.03%) Support Engineer
3 32 (13.50%) Analyst
4 29 (12.24%) IT Support
5 27 (11.39%) IT Engineer
6 22 (9.28%) IT Technician
7 21 (8.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 20 (8.44%) IT Support Engineer
9 17 (7.17%) Infrastructure Technician
9 17 (7.17%) Support Analyst
10 16 (6.75%) 2nd Line Support
10 16 (6.75%) Administrator
11 15 (6.33%) 3rd Line Support
12 13 (5.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 12 (5.06%) Developer
13 12 (5.06%) SQL Developer
14 11 (4.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 10 (4.22%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
15 10 (4.22%) Technical Analyst
16 9 (3.80%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.53%) .NET
2 2 (0.84%) Web Services
3 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.42%) COM
3 1 (0.42%) JSON
3 1 (0.42%) Middleware
3 1 (0.42%) SOAP
3 1 (0.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.50%) Driving Licence
2 25 (10.55%) Clustering
3 19 (8.02%) Data Centre
4 12 (5.06%) HP StoreVirtual
5 5 (2.11%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.11%) Replication
6 4 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.69%) EPoS
7 3 (1.27%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.27%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.84%) Life Science
8 2 (0.84%) NHS
9 1 (0.42%) CCTV
9 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.42%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.42%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.42%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.42%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 237 (100.00%) Windows
2 165 (69.62%) Windows Server
3 160 (67.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 65 (27.43%) Windows 7
5 58 (24.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 44 (18.57%) Windows 10
7 33 (13.92%) Windows 8
8 18 (7.59%) Linux
9 11 (4.64%) Windows XP
10 6 (2.53%) Android
10 6 (2.53%) Apple iOS
10 6 (2.53%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.69%) Fedora
12 3 (1.27%) Solaris
12 3 (1.27%) SUSE
12 3 (1.27%) Unix
13 2 (0.84%) CentOS
13 2 (0.84%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.84%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (11.81%) ITIL
2 17 (7.17%) Business Continuity
2 17 (7.17%) Migration
3 15 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (6.33%) Incident Management
4 13 (5.49%) Statistics
5 12 (5.06%) Validation
6 11 (4.64%) High Availability
7 10 (4.22%) Load Balancing
8 8 (3.38%) Server Building
8 8 (3.38%) Service Delivery
9 7 (2.95%) ERP
9 7 (2.95%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (2.53%) Application Packaging
10 6 (2.53%) DevOps
10 6 (2.53%) Project Management
10 6 (2.53%) Time Management
11 5 (2.11%) Configuration Management
11 5 (2.11%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (2.11%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 34 (14.35%) SQL
2 31 (13.08%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.11%) VBScript
4 4 (1.69%) Bash Shell
4 4 (1.69%) VBA
5 2 (0.84%) C#
5 2 (0.84%) VB
5 2 (0.84%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.42%) Java
6 1 (0.42%) Perl
6 1 (0.42%) Python
6 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 50 (21.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (12.24%) MCSE
3 24 (10.13%) MCSA
4 20 (8.44%) MCITP
5 19 (8.02%) CCNA
5 19 (8.02%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (6.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (5.06%) Degree
8 10 (4.22%) MCP
9 8 (3.38%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.69%) CCNP
11 4 (1.69%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.84%) Security Cleared
13 1 (0.42%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.42%) MCTS
13 1 (0.42%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.06%) SLA
2 8 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.42%) ISO 22301
3 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 153 (64.56%) Active Directory
2 71 (29.96%) Hyper-V
3 61 (25.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (16.46%) vSphere
5 12 (5.06%) Forefront TMG
6 11 (4.64%) XenApp
7 10 (4.22%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (3.80%) Terminal Server
9 8 (3.38%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.27%) Postfix
11 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.84%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.84%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.84%) XenServer
12 1 (0.42%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 33 (13.92%) SCCM
2 31 (13.08%) Backup Exec
3 11 (4.64%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (2.53%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (2.11%) NetBackup
5 5 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.11%) Puppet
6 4 (1.69%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (1.27%) Cisco UCCE
7 3 (1.27%) Nagios
7 3 (1.27%) WSUS
8 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.84%) Simpana
8 2 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.42%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.42%) SCOM
Vendors
1 163 (68.78%) Microsoft
2 129 (54.43%) VMware
3 97 (40.93%) Citrix
4 45 (18.99%) Cisco
5 28 (11.81%) Veeam
6 19 (8.02%) Dell
6 19 (8.02%) HP
6 19 (8.02%) NetApp
7 15 (6.33%) SAP
8 12 (5.06%) CheckPoint
8 12 (5.06%) Cognos
8 12 (5.06%) SonicWALL
9 10 (4.22%) SolarWinds
10 9 (3.80%) Red Hat
10 9 (3.80%) Symantec
11 8 (3.38%) Barracuda Networks
12 6 (2.53%) Lotus
13 5 (2.11%) AppSense
13 5 (2.11%) F5
14 4 (1.69%) LANDesk
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Telford
FRG Technology Consulting
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
I3
Salary: £36000 - £39000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Great Company + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Salary: £18070 - £20661 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + benfits & training
Posted: 6 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K basic + Superb Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Washington Frank
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £39,489 - 59,235 per year + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago