Period
to 24 August 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 24 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 163 156 120
Rank change year-on-year -7 -36 +18
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 114 168 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.48% 1.85% 2.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.12% 9.95% 12.11%
Number of salaries quoted 101 129 228
West Midlands median annual salary £31,000 £33,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.46% -4.29% +11.11%
10th Percentile £19,500 £22,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £48,750 £47,000 £47,500
England median annual salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -

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 1,601 1,689 2,106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.83% 18.55% 21.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,212 1,365 1,819
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.85% +4.29%
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,750 £23,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +22 45 £32,500 -13.33% 7
Staffordshire +12 22 £21,000 -36.36% 4
Worcestershire -14 13 £28,500 -1.72% 7
Solihull -13 10 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Coventry +4 5 £28,000 -6.67% 4
Sutton Coldfield +8 4 £29,000 -7.94%
Warwickshire -12 4 £28,000 -30.00% 1
Shropshire -12 4 £47,500 +97.92% 3
Dudley 0 2 £25,500 -51.43% 2
Halesowen - 1 £24,000 -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 114 (100.00%) Windows
2 89 (78.07%) Windows Server
3 82 (71.93%) Active Directory
4 80 (70.18%) Microsoft
5 78 (68.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 64 (56.14%) VMware
7 51 (44.74%) DNS
8 49 (42.98%) VMware Infrastructure
8 49 (42.98%) Office 365
9 48 (42.11%) DHCP
10 47 (41.23%) Citrix
11 46 (40.35%) MS Exchange
12 40 (35.09%) WAN
12 40 (35.09%) Firewall
13 39 (34.21%) Hyper-V
14 36 (31.58%) LAN
15 35 (30.70%) Exchange Server 2010
16 34 (29.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 34 (29.82%) TCP/IP
17 33 (28.95%) PowerShell
18 32 (28.07%) Microsoft Office
19 31 (27.19%) XenApp
19 31 (27.19%) Windows 7
19 31 (27.19%) Windows 10
20 28 (24.56%) ITIL
21 27 (23.68%) Azure
22 23 (20.18%) SQL Server
22 23 (20.18%) Windows Server 2003
23 22 (19.30%) Veeam
24 21 (18.42%) XenDesktop

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 46 (40.35%) MS Exchange
2 35 (30.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (11.40%) IIS
5 8 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (7.02%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.63%) Apache
6 3 (2.63%) JBoss
6 3 (2.63%) WildFly
7 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.88%) Site Server
Applications
1 32 (28.07%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.88%) Infor CRM
2 1 (0.88%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 49 (42.98%) Office 365
2 27 (23.68%) Azure
3 4 (3.51%) AWS
3 4 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.88%) Datadog
4 1 (0.88%) GCP
4 1 (0.88%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 51 (44.74%) DNS
2 48 (42.11%) DHCP
3 40 (35.09%) Firewall
3 40 (35.09%) WAN
4 36 (31.58%) LAN
5 34 (29.82%) TCP/IP
6 13 (11.40%) VLAN
7 10 (8.77%) SAN
8 9 (7.89%) WLAN
9 8 (7.02%) MPLS
9 8 (7.02%) VPN
10 6 (5.26%) NetScaler
11 5 (4.39%) Internet
11 5 (4.39%) Kerberos
11 5 (4.39%) SNMP
12 3 (2.63%) BIG-IP
12 3 (2.63%) Broadband
12 3 (2.63%) DSL
13 2 (1.75%) NAS
13 2 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.18%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (7.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (6.14%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (4.39%) MySQL
5 5 (4.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.63%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.88%) Power BI
8 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Subversion
2 2 (1.75%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.75%) MSI
3 1 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.88%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.88%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (8.77%) Finance
2 5 (4.39%) Banking
2 5 (4.39%) Public Sector
3 4 (3.51%) Automotive
3 4 (3.51%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.51%) Retail
4 3 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (27.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (19.30%) Analyst
2 22 (19.30%) IT Engineer
3 17 (14.91%) Support Analyst
4 14 (12.28%) Support Engineer
5 13 (11.40%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (9.65%) IT Support
7 8 (7.02%) IT Support Engineer
7 8 (7.02%) Technical Analyst
7 8 (7.02%) Technical Support
8 7 (6.14%) Technical Support Analyst
9 5 (4.39%) Field Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) Server Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (3.51%) Server Support
10 4 (3.51%) SQL Analyst
10 4 (3.51%) SQL Support Analyst
10 4 (3.51%) Technical Leader
10 4 (3.51%) Windows Engineer
11 3 (2.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.39%) LDAP
2 3 (2.63%) .NET
2 3 (2.63%) COM
2 3 (2.63%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.75%) Web Services
4 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.88%) ADO
4 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.88%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.88%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.14%) Clustering
3 5 (4.39%) Fat Client
3 5 (4.39%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (4.39%) Thin Client
4 4 (3.51%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.51%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.63%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.75%) CCTV
6 2 (1.75%) Chip and PIN
6 2 (1.75%) EPoS
6 2 (1.75%) PKI
6 2 (1.75%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.75%) User Experience
7 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.88%) Handset
7 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 114 (100.00%) Windows
2 89 (78.07%) Windows Server
3 78 (68.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (27.19%) Windows 10
4 31 (27.19%) Windows 7
5 23 (20.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 13 (11.40%) Linux
8 10 (8.77%) Windows XP
9 6 (5.26%) Apple iOS
10 5 (4.39%) Android
11 4 (3.51%) Windows Phone
11 4 (3.51%) Windows Vista
12 3 (2.63%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (2.63%) Debian
12 3 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.75%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.75%) SUSE
13 2 (1.75%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (29.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 28 (24.56%) ITIL
3 12 (10.53%) Project Management
4 11 (9.65%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (9.65%) Network Design
5 8 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (7.02%) Service Management
6 7 (6.14%) Problem Management
7 6 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (4.39%) Agile Project Management
8 5 (4.39%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 5 (4.39%) ITSM
8 5 (4.39%) PRINCE2
8 5 (4.39%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.51%) Customer Requirements
9 4 (3.51%) Data Security
9 4 (3.51%) DevOps
9 4 (3.51%) Server Management
10 3 (2.63%) Availability Management
10 3 (2.63%) Break/Fix
Programming Languages
1 33 (28.95%) PowerShell
2 21 (18.42%) SQL
3 5 (4.39%) VB
4 3 (2.63%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.63%) Java
4 3 (2.63%) Perl
5 2 (1.75%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.75%) VBScript
6 1 (0.88%) C
6 1 (0.88%) C#
6 1 (0.88%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (0.88%) Python
6 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.88%) VB6
Qualifications
1 14 (12.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (9.65%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (8.77%) MCSE
4 9 (7.89%) CCNA
5 8 (7.02%) MCSA
6 6 (5.26%) DBS Check
6 6 (5.26%) MCITP
7 5 (4.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (3.51%) MCP
9 3 (2.63%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.75%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.88%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.88%) CCENT
11 1 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.88%) Degree
11 1 (0.88%) GNVQ
11 1 (0.88%) MOS
11 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.04%) SLA
2 12 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (6.14%) COBIT
4 4 (3.51%) QA
5 2 (1.75%) GDPR
5 2 (1.75%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.75%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 82 (71.93%) Active Directory
2 49 (42.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (34.21%) Hyper-V
4 31 (27.19%) XenApp
5 21 (18.42%) XenDesktop
6 10 (8.77%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (4.39%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (4.39%) vSphere
8 3 (2.63%) NLBS
8 3 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (2.63%) Xen
9 1 (0.88%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.88%) Docker
9 1 (0.88%) Firmware
9 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.88%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 19 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 16 (14.04%) SCCM
3 11 (9.65%) WSUS
4 5 (4.39%) FortiGate
5 4 (3.51%) Ansible
6 3 (2.63%) Nagios
7 2 (1.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.75%) SCOM
7 2 (1.75%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.88%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.88%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.88%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.88%) Packer
8 1 (0.88%) Puppet
8 1 (0.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 80 (70.18%) Microsoft
2 64 (56.14%) VMware
3 47 (41.23%) Citrix
4 22 (19.30%) Veeam
5 18 (15.79%) Symantec
6 15 (13.16%) Cisco
7 14 (12.28%) CheckPoint
8 11 (9.65%) Meraki
8 11 (9.65%) NetApp
9 10 (8.77%) SonicWALL
10 5 (4.39%) Dell
10 5 (4.39%) Nimble Storage
11 3 (2.63%) F5
11 3 (2.63%) McAfee
11 3 (2.63%) Trend Micro
11 3 (2.63%) Veritas
11 3 (2.63%) WatchGuard
11 3 (2.63%) Zerto
12 2 (1.75%) Barracuda Networks
12 2 (1.75%) Remedy