Period
to 21 October 2018

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

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 131 135
Rank change year-on-year -14 +4 -47
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 162 235 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.89% 2.38% 2.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.91% 11.24% 10.47%
Number of salaries quoted 125 206 200
West Midlands median annual salary £33,682 £36,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.72% +21.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £22,500 £24,750 £19,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £44,000
England median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,750
% change year-on-year - +2.04% -2.00%

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 1,635 2,090 2,379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.06% 21.17% 20.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,339 1,827 1,982
West Midlands median annual salary £38,399 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +2.86% -5.41%
10th Percentile £21,750 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 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 21 October 2018.

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 21 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
Birmingham -20 67 £39,000 +4.00% 5
Worcestershire +18 19 £27,500 -8.33% 8
Shropshire +11 17 £24,000 -31.43%
Coventry -5 17 £30,000 -14.89% 1
Solihull +4 12 £40,000 +50.94% 1
Staffordshire +12 10 £25,750 -14.17% 1
Warwickshire +15 8 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Wolverhampton - 5 £32,500 -
Herefordshire +8 2 £45,000 +12.50%
Walsall -4 1 £24,500 -9.26%
Dudley - 1 £52,500 - 1
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 162 (100.00%) Windows
2 133 (82.10%) Active Directory
3 132 (81.48%) Windows Server
4 131 (80.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 115 (70.99%) Microsoft
6 100 (61.73%) Office 365
7 90 (55.56%) VMware
8 61 (37.65%) VMware Infrastructure
9 58 (35.80%) MS Exchange
10 56 (34.57%) DNS
11 55 (33.95%) Microsoft Certification
12 53 (32.72%) Windows 7
12 53 (32.72%) Microsoft Azure
13 51 (31.48%) SQL Server
14 50 (30.86%) Microsoft Office
15 48 (29.63%) DHCP
16 46 (28.40%) MCSE
17 45 (27.78%) Citrix
17 45 (27.78%) Windows 8
18 43 (26.54%) TCP/IP
19 38 (23.46%) Exchange Server 2010
20 36 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
21 35 (21.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 34 (20.99%) Firewall
22 34 (20.99%) Hyper-V
23 33 (20.37%) SCCM
23 33 (20.37%) Project Management
24 29 (17.90%) SQL
25 28 (17.28%) Amazon AWS
26 27 (16.67%) WSUS

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 58 (35.80%) MS Exchange
2 38 (23.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (9.26%) SharePoint
4 11 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (4.32%) IIS
7 6 (3.70%) Apache
7 6 (3.70%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 50 (30.86%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.62%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 100 (61.73%) Office 365
2 53 (32.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (17.28%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.47%) SaaS
5 2 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.23%) IaaS
6 1 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.62%) Datadog
6 1 (0.62%) G Suite
6 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 56 (34.57%) DNS
2 48 (29.63%) DHCP
3 43 (26.54%) TCP/IP
4 34 (20.99%) Firewall
5 24 (14.81%) Network Security
6 21 (12.96%) WAN
7 19 (11.73%) LAN
8 18 (11.11%) SAN
9 9 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (4.94%) VLAN
11 7 (4.32%) NAS
11 7 (4.32%) VPN
12 6 (3.70%) DDNS
12 6 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (3.70%) Skype
13 4 (2.47%) VoIP
14 3 (1.85%) Internet
14 3 (1.85%) MPLS
15 2 (1.23%) DSL
15 2 (1.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (31.48%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (4.32%) MySQL
3 7 (4.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (1.85%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.85%) JIRA
1 3 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (1.85%) TeamCity
1 3 (1.85%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.23%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.23%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.62%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (11.11%) Finance
2 14 (8.64%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.85%) Automotive
3 3 (1.85%) Retail
4 1 (0.62%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (14.81%) Architect
1 24 (14.81%) Technical Architect
2 23 (14.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (12.96%) Analyst
4 17 (10.49%) Support Engineer
5 15 (9.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 15 (9.26%) Support Analyst
6 14 (8.64%) Team Leader
7 13 (8.02%) Technical Leader
8 12 (7.41%) IT Support
9 11 (6.79%) IT Engineer
9 11 (6.79%) Technical Engineer
10 10 (6.17%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (6.17%) Technical Support
11 8 (4.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 8 (4.94%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 8 (4.94%) Desktop Support
12 7 (4.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 7 (4.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 6 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.85%) .NET
1 3 (1.85%) .NET Framework
1 3 (1.85%) ASP.NET
1 3 (1.85%) CSS
1 3 (1.85%) DOM
1 3 (1.85%) EDI
1 3 (1.85%) Entity Framework
1 3 (1.85%) HTML
1 3 (1.85%) HTML5
1 3 (1.85%) jQuery
1 3 (1.85%) JSON
1 3 (1.85%) LINQ
1 3 (1.85%) XML
2 2 (1.23%) WSH
3 1 (0.62%) COM
3 1 (0.62%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.62%) LDAP
3 1 (0.62%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.20%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.17%) Clustering
3 4 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.47%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.85%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.23%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.23%) EMV
5 2 (1.23%) Fintech
5 2 (1.23%) PKI
5 2 (1.23%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.23%) Tandem
6 1 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.62%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 162 (100.00%) Windows
2 132 (81.48%) Windows Server
3 131 (80.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 53 (32.72%) Windows 7
5 45 (27.78%) Windows 8
6 36 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (14.20%) Windows 10
8 20 (12.35%) Windows XP
9 14 (8.64%) Linux
10 9 (5.56%) Ubuntu
11 7 (4.32%) Mac OS
11 7 (4.32%) SUSE
12 3 (1.85%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.85%) Unix
13 2 (1.23%) Android
13 2 (1.23%) CentOS
13 2 (1.23%) DC/OS
13 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (21.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 33 (20.37%) Project Management
3 25 (15.43%) Presales
4 24 (14.81%) Customer Requirements
5 23 (14.20%) Server Virtualisation
6 22 (13.58%) ITIL
7 20 (12.35%) Enterprise Architecture
7 20 (12.35%) Programme Management
7 20 (12.35%) Vendor Relationship Management
8 17 (10.49%) Data Protection
9 11 (6.79%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (5.56%) DNA
10 9 (5.56%) PDM
11 8 (4.94%) Server Management
12 6 (3.70%) Service Delivery
12 6 (3.70%) Time Management
13 5 (3.09%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (3.09%) Kalman Filter
13 5 (3.09%) Line Management
13 5 (3.09%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 29 (17.90%) SQL
2 5 (3.09%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.47%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.85%) C#
4 3 (1.85%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.85%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.23%) VBScript
6 1 (0.62%) Python
Qualifications
1 55 (33.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (28.40%) MCSE
3 23 (14.20%) MCP
3 23 (14.20%) Security Cleared
4 21 (12.96%) MCSA
5 19 (11.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 18 (11.11%) MCITP
7 12 (7.41%) Degree
8 7 (4.32%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (3.70%) DBS Check
10 5 (3.09%) APMP
10 5 (3.09%) ISEB
10 5 (3.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (1.85%) CCNA
11 3 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (1.85%) MCTS
12 2 (1.23%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.62%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.62%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.73%) GDPR
2 12 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (4.32%) SLA
4 2 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.23%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 133 (82.10%) Active Directory
2 61 (37.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (20.99%) Hyper-V
4 12 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (3.70%) XenApp
6 5 (3.09%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.85%) vSphere
8 3 (1.85%) XenServer
9 2 (1.23%) Docker
9 2 (1.23%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.62%) Firmware
10 1 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 33 (20.37%) SCCM
2 27 (16.67%) WSUS
3 5 (3.09%) SCOrch
4 4 (2.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (2.47%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.47%) SCOM
4 4 (2.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.23%) Ansible
5 2 (1.23%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (1.23%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.23%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.23%) Puppet
5 2 (1.23%) RSA enVision
5 2 (1.23%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.62%) Packer
6 1 (0.62%) Terraform
Vendors
1 115 (70.99%) Microsoft
2 90 (55.56%) VMware
3 45 (27.78%) Citrix
4 22 (13.58%) Cisco
5 18 (11.11%) NetApp
6 15 (9.26%) HP
6 15 (9.26%) Nimble Storage
7 9 (5.56%) Mitel
7 9 (5.56%) Veeam
7 9 (5.56%) WatchGuard
8 7 (4.32%) Adobe
9 6 (3.70%) SolarWinds
10 5 (3.09%) Barracuda Networks
10 5 (3.09%) Ivanti
11 4 (2.47%) 3PAR
11 4 (2.47%) Veritas
12 3 (1.85%) Altova
12 3 (1.85%) Dell
12 3 (1.85%) DevExpress
12 3 (1.85%) Xamarin