Period
to 29 May 2020

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 29 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England > West Midlands
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 167 160 141
Rank change year-on-year -7 -19 -9
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 37 120 187
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.81% 1.55% 1.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.48% 7.51% 9.78%
Number of salaries quoted 36 105 134
Median annual salary £28,000 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.85% +3.17% -10.00%
10th Percentile £19,500 £20,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,625 £48,750 £43,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

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 1,062 1,597 1,913
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.19% 20.59% 20.34%
Number of salaries quoted 861 1,231 1,510
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,375 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Windows Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Windows Server 2008 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2008 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

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 29 May 2020. 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
Staffordshire +12 19 £27,250 -16.15% 1
Worcestershire +23 9 £27,500 -
Sutton Coldfield +13 3 £30,000 +3.45%
Dudley - 3 £27,500 -
Birmingham 0 2 £60,000 +60.00% 3
Coventry +23 1 £55,000 +57.14% 1
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (81.08%) Active Directory
2 30 (81.08%) Hyper-V
3 29 (78.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (78.38%) Windows Server
3 29 (78.38%) Microsoft
3 29 (78.38%) MS Exchange
3 29 (78.38%) VMware
4 26 (70.27%) Citrix
5 23 (62.16%) Office 365
6 22 (59.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (59.46%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (51.35%) SLA
8 17 (45.95%) TCP/IP
9 15 (40.54%) ITIL
10 14 (37.84%) LAN
10 14 (37.84%) WAN
10 14 (37.84%) DHCP
10 14 (37.84%) DNS
11 13 (35.14%) Symantec
12 12 (32.43%) Veeam
13 11 (29.73%) Azure
14 10 (27.03%) XenApp
14 10 (27.03%) XenDesktop
15 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
15 8 (21.62%) Acronis
15 8 (21.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (18.92%) VLAN
16 7 (18.92%) MCSE

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 29 (78.38%) Exchange Server 2010
1 29 (78.38%) MS Exchange
2 22 (59.46%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (8.11%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (62.16%) Office 365
2 11 (29.73%) Azure
3 3 (8.11%) AWS
3 3 (8.11%) IaaS
4 2 (5.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (45.95%) TCP/IP
2 14 (37.84%) DHCP
2 14 (37.84%) DNS
2 14 (37.84%) LAN
2 14 (37.84%) WAN
3 7 (18.92%) Firewall
3 7 (18.92%) VLAN
3 7 (18.92%) VPN
4 5 (13.51%) SAN
4 5 (13.51%) Wireless
5 3 (8.11%) Network Security
6 2 (5.41%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (8.11%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (18.92%) Analyst
2 7 (18.92%) Support Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) IT Support
3 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Support
4 4 (10.81%) IT Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Head of Infrastructure
5 3 (8.11%) Head of IT
5 3 (8.11%) Head of IT Infrastructure
5 3 (8.11%) Head of IT Security
5 3 (8.11%) Head of Security
5 3 (8.11%) IT Support Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Server Support
5 3 (8.11%) SQL Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) SQL Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) SOAP
1 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.11%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.41%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.70%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (78.38%) Windows Server
3 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
5 5 (13.51%) Windows 10
6 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (8.11%) Android
7 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
7 3 (8.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) ITIL
2 8 (21.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (13.51%) Coaching
3 5 (13.51%) Incident Management
4 3 (8.11%) Collaborative Working
4 3 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (8.11%) Line Management
4 3 (8.11%) Network Design
4 3 (8.11%) Project Roadmap
5 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.41%) Data Protection
5 2 (5.41%) Information Governance
5 2 (5.41%) Information Security
6 1 (2.70%) Presales
6 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
1 5 (13.51%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) C
2 1 (2.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) CCNA
1 7 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (18.92%) MCSA
1 7 (18.92%) MCSE
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.41%) A+ Certification
2 2 (5.41%) CCA
2 2 (5.41%) CCNP
2 2 (5.41%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (5.41%) Network+ Certification
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.70%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (51.35%) SLA
2 3 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.11%) QA
3 2 (5.41%) GDPR
3 2 (5.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 30 (81.08%) Active Directory
1 30 (81.08%) Hyper-V
2 22 (59.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (27.03%) XenApp
3 10 (27.03%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.70%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 29 (78.38%) Microsoft
1 29 (78.38%) VMware
2 26 (70.27%) Citrix
3 13 (35.14%) Symantec
4 12 (32.43%) Veeam
5 8 (21.62%) Acronis
6 4 (10.81%) Cisco
7 2 (5.41%) NetApp
8 1 (2.70%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.70%) WatchGuard