Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 169 139 133
Rank change year-on-year -30 -6 -16
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 121 197 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.51% 2.04% 2.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.32% 10.10% 10.75%
Number of salaries quoted 92 141 201
West Midlands median annual salary £39,750 £32,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.31% -1.52% +1.54%
10th Percentile £22,150 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £48,750 £43,750 £47,500
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 West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,653 1,951 2,009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.67% 20.25% 20.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,280 1,561 1,746
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% -2.67%
10th Percentile £24,500 £21,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
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 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 25 April 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 25 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
Birmingham +4 56 £42,500 +30.77% 3
Solihull -3 16 £41,250 +8.55% 1
Staffordshire +10 14 £35,000 +4.48%
Worcestershire -25 13 £28,250 -0.88% 2
Coventry +14 5 £35,000 -14.63%
Shropshire -17 5 - -
Sutton Coldfield -9 3 £29,000 -7.94%
Wolverhampton +10 2 £28,750 -5.74%
Herefordshire -12 2 £20,000 -32.20%
Halesowen - 1 £24,000 -
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server 2008.

1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 105 (86.78%) Windows Server
3 99 (81.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 96 (79.34%) Active Directory
5 84 (69.42%) Microsoft
6 72 (59.50%) VMware
7 65 (53.72%) Office 365
8 59 (48.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 57 (47.11%) VMware Infrastructure
10 53 (43.80%) DNS
11 51 (42.15%) Microsoft Azure
12 47 (38.84%) MCSE
13 45 (37.19%) Windows 7
14 41 (33.88%) DHCP
15 40 (33.06%) Citrix
16 38 (31.40%) Microsoft Office
17 37 (30.58%) Hyper-V
18 36 (29.75%) Data Centre
19 35 (28.93%) MS Exchange
20 34 (28.10%) SCCM
21 33 (27.27%) SQL Server
22 31 (25.62%) Amazon AWS
23 29 (23.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 29 (23.97%) Windows 8
24 28 (23.14%) MCITP
25 27 (22.31%) WSUS
25 27 (22.31%) NetApp
26 25 (20.66%) MCSA
27 22 (18.18%) LAN
27 22 (18.18%) WAN

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 35 (28.93%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (8.26%) IIS
4 9 (7.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (5.79%) SharePoint
6 6 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.48%) JBoss
8 3 (2.48%) WildFly
9 1 (0.83%) Apache
9 1 (0.83%) Site Server
Applications
1 38 (31.40%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 65 (53.72%) Office 365
2 51 (42.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (25.62%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (3.31%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (3.31%) Datadog
4 4 (3.31%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 53 (43.80%) DNS
2 41 (33.88%) DHCP
3 22 (18.18%) LAN
3 22 (18.18%) WAN
4 18 (14.88%) Network Security
5 17 (14.05%) Firewall
5 17 (14.05%) TCP/IP
6 13 (10.74%) SAN
6 13 (10.74%) VLAN
7 8 (6.61%) MPLS
7 8 (6.61%) Remote Desktop
8 6 (4.96%) WLAN
9 5 (4.13%) DDNS
9 5 (4.13%) Kerberos
9 5 (4.13%) NAS
9 5 (4.13%) SNMP
9 5 (4.13%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (3.31%) VPN
11 3 (2.48%) DSL
11 3 (2.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.83%) MySQL
5 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (3.31%) Jenkins
1 4 (3.31%) Travis CI
1 4 (3.31%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.83%) Subversion
2 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (4.96%) Finance
2 3 (2.48%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.65%) Automotive
3 2 (1.65%) Marketing
3 2 (1.65%) Retail
3 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (16.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (15.70%) Architect
2 19 (15.70%) Team Leader
2 19 (15.70%) Technical Architect
3 17 (14.05%) IT Engineer
4 13 (10.74%) Technical Leader
5 12 (9.92%) Analyst
6 10 (8.26%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 10 (8.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (6.61%) IT Support
7 8 (6.61%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (5.79%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) Support Analyst
10 5 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (4.13%) Field Engineer
10 5 (4.13%) IT Support Engineer
10 5 (4.13%) Technical Operations Team Leader
10 5 (4.13%) Technical Team Leader
11 4 (3.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 4 (3.31%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.13%) LDAP
2 4 (3.31%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (2.48%) WSH
4 1 (0.83%) .NET
4 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.83%) COM
4 1 (0.83%) CSS
4 1 (0.83%) DOM
4 1 (0.83%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.83%) HTML
4 1 (0.83%) HTML5
4 1 (0.83%) jQuery
4 1 (0.83%) JSON
4 1 (0.83%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.83%) LINQ
4 1 (0.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (29.75%) Data Centre
2 13 (10.74%) Clustering
3 7 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.96%) Fat Client
4 6 (4.96%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.48%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.48%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.48%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.65%) iPhone
6 2 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.83%) CCTV
7 1 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.83%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 105 (86.78%) Windows Server
3 99 (81.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (37.19%) Windows 7
5 29 (23.97%) Windows 8
6 19 (15.70%) Windows 10
7 16 (13.22%) Linux
8 13 (10.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (6.61%) Android
10 5 (4.13%) CentOS
10 5 (4.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (4.13%) Ubuntu
11 4 (3.31%) Apple iOS
11 4 (3.31%) DC/OS
12 3 (2.48%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (2.48%) Windows Phone
13 2 (1.65%) SUSE
13 2 (1.65%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.83%) Unix
14 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (17.36%) Project Management
3 20 (16.53%) Data Protection
4 19 (15.70%) Customer Requirements
4 19 (15.70%) ITIL
4 19 (15.70%) Presales
4 19 (15.70%) Server Virtualisation
5 16 (13.22%) Enterprise Architecture
5 16 (13.22%) Programme Management
5 16 (13.22%) Vendor Relationship Management
6 11 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (8.26%) Change Control
7 10 (8.26%) Service Delivery
8 8 (6.61%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (6.61%) Server Management
9 6 (4.96%) DNA
9 6 (4.96%) Problem Management
10 5 (4.13%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (4.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.88%) PowerShell
2 13 (10.74%) SQL
3 5 (4.13%) VBScript
4 4 (3.31%) Python
5 3 (2.48%) Java
6 2 (1.65%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.83%) C#
7 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.83%) Perl
7 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (48.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (38.84%) MCSE
3 29 (23.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 28 (23.14%) MCITP
5 25 (20.66%) MCSA
6 17 (14.05%) MCP
6 17 (14.05%) Security Cleared
7 8 (6.61%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (4.96%) Degree
9 2 (1.65%) CCA
9 2 (1.65%) CCNA
9 2 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.65%) MCTS
10 1 (0.83%) CCENT
10 1 (0.83%) CCNP
10 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.83%) MOS
10 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.53%) GDPR
2 12 (9.92%) SLA
3 7 (5.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.48%) QA
5 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.83%) PMO
System Software
1 96 (79.34%) Active Directory
2 57 (47.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (30.58%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.61%) XenApp
5 7 (5.79%) XenDesktop
6 5 (4.13%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.31%) Docker
7 4 (3.31%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (3.31%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (3.31%) VirtualBox
7 4 (3.31%) vSphere
8 3 (2.48%) NLBS
8 3 (2.48%) Xen
9 1 (0.83%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.83%) Squid
9 1 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 34 (28.10%) SCCM
2 27 (22.31%) WSUS
3 6 (4.96%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (4.13%) Ansible
4 5 (4.13%) Puppet
4 5 (4.13%) SCOM
4 5 (4.13%) Terraform
5 4 (3.31%) Backup Exec
5 4 (3.31%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (3.31%) Kubernetes
5 4 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.31%) Packer
6 3 (2.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (2.48%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.48%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.65%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 84 (69.42%) Microsoft
2 72 (59.50%) VMware
3 40 (33.06%) Citrix
4 27 (22.31%) NetApp
5 22 (18.18%) Nimble Storage
6 13 (10.74%) Cisco
7 9 (7.44%) Veeam
8 8 (6.61%) CheckPoint
9 5 (4.13%) Dell
9 5 (4.13%) HP
10 4 (3.31%) Google
10 4 (3.31%) Ivanti
10 4 (3.31%) New Relic
10 4 (3.31%) Splunk
11 3 (2.48%) Apple
11 3 (2.48%) CommVault
11 3 (2.48%) F5
11 3 (2.48%) Symantec
11 3 (2.48%) Trend Micro
11 3 (2.48%) Zerto