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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England / West Midlands
Rank 120 110 80
Rank change year-on-year -10 -30  
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 94 132 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.99% 2.15% 3.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.62% 10.88% 14.08%
Number of salaries quoted 85 115 141
Median salary £32,500 £33,000 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.51% +5.60%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £21,900 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £41,600
UK excluding London median salary £33,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -5.71% -  

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 977 1213 1200
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 20.72% 19.79% 23.83%
Number of salaries quoted 847 1028 1020
Median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.77% +2.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,775 £23,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
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 24 March 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 24 March 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 +11 25 £37,500 +1.35% 5
Warwickshire +25 18 £30,000 +1.69% 4
Shropshire +11 13 £35,000 +11.11% 2
Worcestershire -9 11 £33,000 +13.79% 2
Staffordshire +3 8 £29,750 -15.00% 3
Coventry -1 4 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Solihull -10 2 £26,750 -33.12%
Herefordshire -19 2 £22,000 -41.33% 2
Brierley Hill - 2 £27,250 - 1
Wolverhampton -4 1 - - 2
Sutton Coldfield -5 1 £62,000 +226.31%
Windows Server 2008
England

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 211 (100.00%) Windows
2 165 (78.20%) Windows Server
3 150 (71.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 139 (65.88%) Active Directory
5 120 (56.87%) Microsoft
6 101 (47.87%) VMware
7 96 (45.50%) MS Exchange
8 69 (32.70%) Citrix
9 68 (32.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 65 (30.81%) Windows 7
11 55 (26.07%) Hyper-V
12 51 (24.17%) Cisco
13 50 (23.70%) DNS
14 48 (22.75%) VMware Infrastructure
15 47 (22.27%) Exchange Server 2010
15 47 (22.27%) SAN
16 45 (21.33%) SQL Server
16 45 (21.33%) Windows 10
17 44 (20.85%) Firewall
18 43 (20.38%) MS Excel
19 41 (19.43%) SQL
20 38 (18.01%) Windows 8
21 37 (17.54%) Exchange Server 2013
21 37 (17.54%) Office 365
22 35 (16.59%) TCP/IP
22 35 (16.59%) Microsoft Certification
23 32 (15.17%) DHCP
24 30 (14.22%) IIS
24 30 (14.22%) MS Office
25 28 (13.27%) ITIL

Windows Server 2008
Top Related 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 96 (45.50%) MS Exchange
2 47 (22.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (17.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 30 (14.22%) IIS
5 23 (10.90%) Exchange Server 2003
6 18 (8.53%) SharePoint
7 11 (5.21%) Apache
8 7 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.90%) Skype for Business
10 3 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.95%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.95%) Joomla!
11 2 (0.95%) SAS
11 2 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 43 (20.38%) MS Excel
2 30 (14.22%) MS Office
3 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (17.54%) Office 365
2 14 (6.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.47%) G Suite
4 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 50 (23.70%) DNS
2 47 (22.27%) SAN
3 44 (20.85%) Firewall
4 35 (16.59%) TCP/IP
5 32 (15.17%) DHCP
6 28 (13.27%) WAN
7 26 (12.32%) Remote Desktop
8 22 (10.43%) LAN
9 17 (8.06%) IPv4
10 16 (7.58%) NAS
11 11 (5.21%) DDNS
11 11 (5.21%) VLAN
12 10 (4.74%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (4.74%) DMVPN
12 10 (4.74%) IPsec
13 9 (4.27%) VoIP
14 8 (3.79%) SNMP
15 7 (3.32%) Internet
15 7 (3.32%) Network Security
15 7 (3.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (21.33%) SQL Server
2 23 (10.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (8.06%) MySQL
4 16 (7.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (7.11%) SQL Server 2014
6 10 (4.74%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (4.27%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (3.32%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 25 (11.85%) Finance
2 11 (5.21%) Advertising
3 5 (2.37%) Retail
4 2 (0.95%) Back Office
4 2 (0.95%) Publishing
5 1 (0.47%) Games
5 1 (0.47%) Legal
5 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (18.48%) IT Support
2 36 (17.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 34 (16.11%) Support Engineer
4 26 (12.32%) Analyst
5 25 (11.85%) IT Engineer
5 25 (11.85%) IT Technician
6 21 (9.95%) 2nd Line Support
7 20 (9.48%) Support Analyst
8 19 (9.00%) Administrator
9 18 (8.53%) Support Technician
10 17 (8.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 15 (7.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 15 (7.11%) IT Support Technician
12 14 (6.64%) IT Support Engineer
13 13 (6.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 11 (5.21%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (5.21%) Network Administrator
14 11 (5.21%) Technical Engineer
15 10 (4.74%) 3rd Line Support
15 10 (4.74%) Infrastructure Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.95%) .NET
1 2 (0.95%) Web Services
2 1 (0.47%) COM
2 1 (0.47%) CSS
2 1 (0.47%) HTML
2 1 (0.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.37%) Clustering
2 17 (8.06%) Driving Licence
3 16 (7.58%) Data Centre
4 10 (4.74%) HP StoreVirtual
5 5 (2.37%) Replication
6 4 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.90%) FMCG
6 4 (1.90%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.42%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.42%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.42%) Fintech
7 3 (1.42%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.42%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.95%) Handset
9 1 (0.47%) CCTV
9 1 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.47%) Photography
9 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 211 (100.00%) Windows
2 165 (78.20%) Windows Server
3 150 (71.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 68 (32.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 65 (30.81%) Windows 7
6 45 (21.33%) Windows 10
7 38 (18.01%) Windows 8
8 13 (6.16%) Linux
9 9 (4.27%) Android
9 9 (4.27%) Apple iOS
10 5 (2.37%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.90%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.42%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (13.27%) ITIL
2 12 (5.69%) High Availability
3 11 (5.21%) Server Building
4 10 (4.74%) Load Balancing
5 9 (4.27%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (3.79%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (3.79%) Incident Management
6 8 (3.79%) Service Delivery
7 7 (3.32%) ERP
7 7 (3.32%) Migration
7 7 (3.32%) PRINCE2
7 7 (3.32%) Server Virtualisation
8 6 (2.84%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (2.84%) Project Management
8 6 (2.84%) Service Management
9 5 (2.37%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (2.37%) Network Management
9 5 (2.37%) Threat Analysis
10 4 (1.90%) CRM
11 3 (1.42%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 41 (19.43%) SQL
2 9 (4.27%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.90%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.42%) Java
4 3 (1.42%) PHP
4 3 (1.42%) VB
5 2 (0.95%) VBA
6 1 (0.47%) C#
6 1 (0.47%) Perl
6 1 (0.47%) Python
6 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (16.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (9.48%) MCSE
3 19 (9.00%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (8.06%) CCNA
5 12 (5.69%) MCSA
6 10 (4.74%) CCNP
6 10 (4.74%) MCITP
7 8 (3.79%) Degree
8 7 (3.32%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (3.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.90%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.90%) MCP
10 3 (1.42%) Security Cleared
11 2 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.95%) PMP
12 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.79%) SLA
2 6 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 139 (65.88%) Active Directory
2 55 (26.07%) Hyper-V
3 48 (22.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (11.37%) vSphere
5 17 (8.06%) Forefront TMG
6 13 (6.16%) Terminal Services
7 10 (4.74%) XenApp
8 5 (2.37%) Terminal Server
9 4 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.90%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.95%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.47%) Postfix
11 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (5.69%) SCCM
2 11 (5.21%) Backup Exec
3 6 (2.84%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (2.37%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (1.90%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (1.42%) SCOM
7 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.95%) WSUS
8 1 (0.47%) DameWare
8 1 (0.47%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.47%) MAILsweeper
8 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.47%) Nagios
8 1 (0.47%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.47%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.47%) Simpana
Vendors
1 120 (56.87%) Microsoft
2 101 (47.87%) VMware
3 69 (32.70%) Citrix
4 51 (24.17%) Cisco
5 20 (9.48%) Dell
6 19 (9.00%) NetApp
7 18 (8.53%) CheckPoint
7 18 (8.53%) HP
7 18 (8.53%) SonicWALL
8 11 (5.21%) SolarWinds
9 10 (4.74%) Riverbed
10 9 (4.27%) Veeam
11 7 (3.32%) Cognos
11 7 (3.32%) SAP
12 4 (1.90%) F5
12 4 (1.90%) Red Hat
13 3 (1.42%) Apple
13 3 (1.42%) Lotus
13 3 (1.42%) Symantec
14 2 (0.95%) Intel Security
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