Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England > West Midlands
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 124 118
Rank change year-on-year -26 -6 -30
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 151 229 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.83% 2.29% 2.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.45% 11.22% 11.41%
Number of salaries quoted 105 184 220
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +16.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £23,850 £24,000 £18,750
90th Percentile £45,000 £44,275 £47,500
England median annual salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,968
% change year-on-year +5.63% -1.30% -4.09%

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 1,598 2,041 2,288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.39% 20.43% 20.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,313 1,770 1,925
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,225 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -12 72 £40,000 +6.67% 6
Solihull +6 16 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Shropshire -12 15 £22,000 -2.22%
Staffordshire +25 12 £25,750 -19.53% 4
Worcestershire +4 11 £28,500 -5.00% 1
Coventry -5 11 £30,000 -14.89%
Wolverhampton +14 7 £32,500 +6.56%
Warwickshire +19 3 £32,000 -8.57% 2
Herefordshire -6 2 £32,250 -19.38%
Walsall -2 1 £24,500 -19.67%
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 151 (100.00%) Windows
2 126 (83.44%) Active Directory
2 126 (83.44%) Windows Server
3 123 (81.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 120 (79.47%) Microsoft
5 97 (64.24%) Office 365
6 95 (62.91%) VMware
7 68 (45.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 63 (41.72%) VMware Infrastructure
9 60 (39.74%) Microsoft Azure
10 58 (38.41%) DNS
11 56 (37.09%) Windows 7
12 55 (36.42%) MCSE
13 54 (35.76%) SQL Server
14 52 (34.44%) Microsoft Office
15 51 (33.77%) Citrix
16 48 (31.79%) MS Exchange
17 47 (31.13%) DHCP
18 45 (29.80%) Windows 8
19 44 (29.14%) SCCM
20 40 (26.49%) Hyper-V
20 40 (26.49%) Data Centre
21 38 (25.17%) Project Management
22 32 (21.19%) TCP/IP
22 32 (21.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 31 (20.53%) Presales
23 31 (20.53%) Amazon AWS
24 30 (19.87%) WSUS
24 30 (19.87%) Customer Requirements
25 29 (19.21%) GDPR

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 48 (31.79%) MS Exchange
2 22 (14.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (7.95%) SharePoint
4 11 (7.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (3.31%) IIS
8 3 (1.99%) Apache
9 2 (1.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 52 (34.44%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 97 (64.24%) Office 365
2 60 (39.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (20.53%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.32%) IaaS
4 2 (1.32%) SaaS
5 1 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.66%) Datadog
5 1 (0.66%) G Suite
5 1 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 58 (38.41%) DNS
2 47 (31.13%) DHCP
3 32 (21.19%) TCP/IP
4 27 (17.88%) Network Security
5 24 (15.89%) WAN
6 23 (15.23%) Firewall
6 23 (15.23%) LAN
7 12 (7.95%) SAN
8 11 (7.28%) VLAN
9 10 (6.62%) Remote Desktop
10 9 (5.96%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (5.96%) DDNS
11 6 (3.97%) VPN
12 4 (2.65%) NAS
13 3 (1.99%) MPLS
14 2 (1.32%) DSL
14 2 (1.32%) HTTPS
14 2 (1.32%) VoIP
14 2 (1.32%) Wireless
14 2 (1.32%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (35.76%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.30%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (5.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.65%) MySQL
4 3 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.66%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.66%) JIRA
2 1 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.66%) Travis CI
2 1 (0.66%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (11.92%) Finance
2 5 (3.31%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.32%) Retail
3 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.66%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 30 (19.87%) Architect
1 30 (19.87%) Technical Architect
2 24 (15.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (14.57%) Team Leader
4 21 (13.91%) Technical Leader
5 13 (8.61%) Analyst
6 11 (7.28%) Technical Team Leader
7 10 (6.62%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (6.62%) Support Engineer
8 9 (5.96%) Support Analyst
9 8 (5.30%) IT Engineer
9 8 (5.30%) IT Support
9 8 (5.30%) Technical Engineer
10 7 (4.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 7 (4.64%) IT Technician
10 7 (4.64%) Technical Support
11 6 (3.97%) Infrastructure Team Leader
11 6 (3.97%) IT Support Technician
11 6 (3.97%) Support Technician
11 6 (3.97%) Technical Operations Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.31%) WSH
2 2 (1.32%) .NET
2 2 (1.32%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.32%) CSS
2 2 (1.32%) DOM
2 2 (1.32%) Entity Framework
2 2 (1.32%) HTML
2 2 (1.32%) HTML5
2 2 (1.32%) jQuery
2 2 (1.32%) JSON
2 2 (1.32%) LINQ
3 1 (0.66%) COM
3 1 (0.66%) EDI
3 1 (0.66%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.66%) LDAP
3 1 (0.66%) Web Services
3 1 (0.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (26.49%) Data Centre
2 16 (10.60%) Clustering
3 6 (3.97%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.65%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.99%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.32%) PKI
6 2 (1.32%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.66%) EMV
7 1 (0.66%) Fintech
7 1 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 151 (100.00%) Windows
2 126 (83.44%) Windows Server
3 123 (81.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 56 (37.09%) Windows 7
5 45 (29.80%) Windows 8
6 24 (15.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (15.23%) Windows 10
8 22 (14.57%) Linux
9 13 (8.61%) Windows XP
10 8 (5.30%) Ubuntu
11 7 (4.64%) Mac OS
11 7 (4.64%) SUSE
12 5 (3.31%) Unix
13 4 (2.65%) Android
14 2 (1.32%) CentOS
14 2 (1.32%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.66%) DC/OS
15 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (25.17%) Project Management
2 32 (21.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 31 (20.53%) Presales
4 30 (19.87%) Customer Requirements
5 28 (18.54%) Data Protection
6 25 (16.56%) Server Virtualisation
7 22 (14.57%) Enterprise Architecture
7 22 (14.57%) Programme Management
7 22 (14.57%) Vendor Relationship Management
8 19 (12.58%) ITIL
9 13 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (7.95%) Line Management
11 11 (7.28%) Server Management
12 10 (6.62%) Time Management
13 9 (5.96%) DNA
13 9 (5.96%) Service Delivery
14 8 (5.30%) Application Packaging
14 8 (5.30%) Business Development
14 8 (5.30%) Change Control
14 8 (5.30%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.25%) SQL
2 8 (5.30%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.31%) VBScript
4 3 (1.99%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.32%) C#
5 2 (1.32%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.66%) Python
6 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 68 (45.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (36.42%) MCSE
3 29 (19.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 25 (16.56%) Security Cleared
5 24 (15.89%) MCITP
6 23 (15.23%) MCP
7 21 (13.91%) MCSA
8 11 (7.28%) Citrix Certification
8 11 (7.28%) Degree
9 6 (3.97%) DBS Check
10 5 (3.31%) APMP
10 5 (3.31%) ISEB
10 5 (3.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (1.99%) CCNA
11 3 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (1.99%) MCTS
12 2 (1.32%) CCA
12 2 (1.32%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.66%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (19.21%) GDPR
2 13 (8.61%) SLA
3 12 (7.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.32%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.32%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.66%) PMO
System Software
1 126 (83.44%) Active Directory
2 63 (41.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (26.49%) Hyper-V
4 17 (11.26%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (5.96%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (5.96%) XenApp
5 9 (5.96%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.99%) vSphere
6 3 (1.99%) XenServer
7 1 (0.66%) Docker
7 1 (0.66%) Firmware
7 1 (0.66%) Squid
7 1 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.66%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 44 (29.14%) SCCM
2 30 (19.87%) WSUS
3 8 (5.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 8 (5.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 8 (5.30%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (5.30%) SCOrch
4 7 (4.64%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (3.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (2.65%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.99%) SCOM
8 2 (1.32%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.32%) Puppet
8 2 (1.32%) Terraform
9 1 (0.66%) Ansible
9 1 (0.66%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.66%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.66%) Packer
9 1 (0.66%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 120 (79.47%) Microsoft
2 95 (62.91%) VMware
3 51 (33.77%) Citrix
4 23 (15.23%) Cisco
5 19 (12.58%) NetApp
5 19 (12.58%) Nimble Storage
6 10 (6.62%) HP
7 9 (5.96%) Veeam
8 8 (5.30%) Ivanti
9 7 (4.64%) Adobe
10 4 (2.65%) Dell
10 4 (2.65%) Symantec
11 3 (1.99%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.99%) Mitel
11 3 (1.99%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.99%) WatchGuard
12 2 (1.32%) Apple
12 2 (1.32%) EMC
12 2 (1.32%) McAfee
12 2 (1.32%) Veritas