Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 127 138
Rank change year-on-year -17 +11 -55
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 184 237 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.95% 2.42% 2.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.67% 11.30% 10.48%
Number of salaries quoted 137 220 220
West Midlands median annual salary £31,500 £33,500 £32,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.97% +3.88% +1.57%
10th Percentile £22,500 £24,400 £20,500
90th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
England median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 1,903 2,097 2,404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.17% 21.42% 19.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,517 1,816 2,007
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £36,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,500 £22,938 £21,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £54,875 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -36 60 £33,500 -10.67% 7
Worcestershire +24 19 £28,500 -13.64% 1
Solihull +15 17 £40,000 +52.38%
Staffordshire +1 16 £33,500 +11.67% 3
Wolverhampton -1 16 £36,500 -
Coventry 0 15 £30,000 -17.81% 1
Shropshire +19 14 £24,000 -31.43% 2
Warwickshire -20 12 £26,250 -12.50% 6
Sutton Coldfield +5 7 £31,500 -49.19%
Herefordshire +28 3 £45,000 +104.55%
West Bromwich +9 1 £32,500 -18.75%
Walsall -2 1 £30,500 +10.91%
Dudley - 1 £52,500 -
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 184 (100.00%) Windows
2 159 (86.41%) Windows Server
3 153 (83.15%) Active Directory
4 134 (72.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 100 (54.35%) VMware
6 97 (52.72%) Office 365
7 96 (52.17%) Microsoft
8 60 (32.61%) DNS
9 59 (32.07%) MS Exchange
9 59 (32.07%) VMware Infrastructure
10 58 (31.52%) SQL
11 55 (29.89%) Citrix
12 54 (29.35%) Windows 7
13 53 (28.80%) Windows 10
14 52 (28.26%) Hyper-V
15 47 (25.54%) Microsoft Azure
15 47 (25.54%) TCP/IP
15 47 (25.54%) Firewall
16 44 (23.91%) DHCP
16 44 (23.91%) SQL Server
17 40 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
17 40 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
18 34 (18.48%) Microsoft Office
18 34 (18.48%) ITIL
18 34 (18.48%) Windows 8
19 33 (17.93%) MCSE
20 31 (16.85%) IIS
21 29 (15.76%) Windows Server 2003
22 25 (13.59%) Project Management
22 25 (13.59%) HP

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 59 (32.07%) MS Exchange
2 40 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (16.85%) IIS
4 16 (8.70%) SharePoint
5 15 (8.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (5.98%) MTS
7 7 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.72%) Apache
9 4 (2.17%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 34 (18.48%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 97 (52.72%) Office 365
2 47 (25.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (3.80%) SaaS
5 5 (2.72%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (2.72%) IaaS
6 4 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.17%) IBM Cloud
6 4 (2.17%) PaaS
6 4 (2.17%) SoftLayer
7 3 (1.63%) Mimecast
7 3 (1.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 60 (32.61%) DNS
2 47 (25.54%) Firewall
2 47 (25.54%) TCP/IP
3 44 (23.91%) DHCP
4 25 (13.59%) LAN
5 23 (12.50%) WAN
6 19 (10.33%) SAN
7 16 (8.70%) VLAN
8 14 (7.61%) Network Security
9 12 (6.52%) VPN
10 8 (4.35%) VoIP
11 6 (3.26%) Wireless
12 5 (2.72%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (2.72%) DDNS
12 5 (2.72%) MPLS
12 5 (2.72%) NAS
12 5 (2.72%) NetScaler
12 5 (2.72%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (2.17%) DSL
13 4 (2.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (23.91%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.89%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (2.72%) MySQL
5 4 (2.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (1.09%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.09%) JIRA
2 2 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.09%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.09%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.54%) Travis CI
General
1 19 (10.33%) Finance
2 11 (5.98%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.72%) Retail
4 4 (2.17%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.63%) Automotive
6 2 (1.09%) Law
7 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (19.02%) Support Engineer
2 32 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (13.59%) Analyst
4 20 (10.87%) Architect
4 20 (10.87%) IT Engineer
5 17 (9.24%) Support Analyst
6 16 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
6 16 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
7 15 (8.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 15 (8.15%) Desktop Support
8 14 (7.61%) Technical Architect
9 13 (7.07%) IT Support
10 11 (5.98%) Administrator
11 10 (5.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 10 (5.43%) Consultant
11 10 (5.43%) Desktop Analyst
11 10 (5.43%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 9 (4.89%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (4.89%) Technical Support
13 8 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.98%) COM+
1 11 (5.98%) DCOM
2 8 (4.35%) .NET
3 5 (2.72%) WSH
4 4 (2.17%) RESTful
5 3 (1.63%) JSON
6 2 (1.09%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.09%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.09%) CSS
6 2 (1.09%) DOM
6 2 (1.09%) EDI
6 2 (1.09%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.09%) HTML
6 2 (1.09%) HTML5
6 2 (1.09%) jQuery
6 2 (1.09%) LINQ
6 2 (1.09%) XML
6 2 (1.09%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.54%) COM
7 1 (0.54%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.33%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.61%) Clustering
2 14 (7.61%) Driving Licence
3 9 (4.89%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.72%) Fintech
5 4 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.17%) PKI
5 4 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.63%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.63%) PDA
6 3 (1.63%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.63%) Tandem
7 2 (1.09%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.09%) EMV
7 2 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.54%) iSeries
8 1 (0.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 184 (100.00%) Windows
2 159 (86.41%) Windows Server
3 134 (72.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 54 (29.35%) Windows 7
5 53 (28.80%) Windows 10
6 34 (18.48%) Windows 8
7 29 (15.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (9.78%) Linux
9 14 (7.61%) Windows XP
10 7 (3.80%) Ubuntu
11 5 (2.72%) Mac OS X
12 4 (2.17%) Android
12 4 (2.17%) CentOS
12 4 (2.17%) Unix
13 3 (1.63%) Debian
13 3 (1.63%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.09%) SUSE
15 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.54%) DC/OS
15 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (18.48%) ITIL
2 25 (13.59%) Project Management
3 21 (11.41%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (10.87%) Presales
5 19 (10.33%) Customer Requirements
6 17 (9.24%) Time Management
7 13 (7.07%) Enterprise Architecture
8 12 (6.52%) Programme Management
8 12 (6.52%) Server Virtualisation
8 12 (6.52%) Vendor Relationship Management
9 8 (4.35%) DNA
9 8 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (4.35%) Migration
10 6 (3.26%) Application Packaging
10 6 (3.26%) Business Development
10 6 (3.26%) DevOps
10 6 (3.26%) Line Management
10 6 (3.26%) PDM
11 5 (2.72%) Patch Management
11 5 (2.72%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 58 (31.52%) SQL
2 24 (13.04%) PowerShell
3 13 (7.07%) T-SQL
4 7 (3.80%) C#
4 7 (3.80%) VB.NET
5 5 (2.72%) VBScript
6 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.09%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.54%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (17.93%) MCSE
3 18 (9.78%) MCP
3 18 (9.78%) MCSA
4 16 (8.70%) Degree
5 14 (7.61%) Security Cleared
6 8 (4.35%) MCITP
6 8 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (3.26%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (2.17%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.63%) A+ Certification
9 3 (1.63%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (1.09%) MCTS
10 2 (1.09%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.09%) VCP6
11 1 (0.54%) CCNA
11 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.43%) SLA
2 4 (2.17%) GDPR
2 4 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 153 (83.15%) Active Directory
2 59 (32.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (28.26%) Hyper-V
4 20 (10.87%) XenApp
5 16 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (8.70%) XenDesktop
6 8 (4.35%) VirtualBox
7 6 (3.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (2.72%) Docker
9 4 (2.17%) Firmware
10 3 (1.63%) Squid
10 3 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (1.09%) vSphere
12 1 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.54%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (10.87%) SCCM
2 19 (10.33%) WSUS
3 9 (4.89%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (3.80%) SCOrch
5 6 (3.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (3.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 5 (2.72%) AirWatch
7 4 (2.17%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.63%) PowerCLI
8 3 (1.63%) SCOM
9 2 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (1.09%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.09%) RSA enVision
9 2 (1.09%) SCVMM
9 2 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.54%) Ansible
10 1 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.54%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.54%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 100 (54.35%) VMware
2 96 (52.17%) Microsoft
3 55 (29.89%) Citrix
4 25 (13.59%) HP
5 23 (12.50%) Cisco
6 16 (8.70%) NetApp
7 11 (5.98%) IBM
8 9 (4.89%) Nimble Storage
9 8 (4.35%) Barracuda Networks
9 8 (4.35%) Dell
9 8 (4.35%) SolarWinds
10 7 (3.80%) Remedy
11 6 (3.26%) Apple
11 6 (3.26%) Mitel
11 6 (3.26%) WatchGuard
12 5 (2.72%) NVIDIA
13 4 (2.17%) Sophos
13 4 (2.17%) Veeam
14 3 (1.63%) Juniper
14 3 (1.63%) Symantec