Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 125 131
Rank change year-on-year -25 +6 -49
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2008 167 253 251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.84% 2.52% 2.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.00% 11.82% 10.44%
Number of salaries quoted 125 229 203
West Midlands median annual salary £33,500 £35,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.29% +11.11% -3.08%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £46,200 £47,500 £47,500
England median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% - -

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 1,670 2,140 2,405
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.43% 21.34% 19.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,345 1,855 1,988
West Midlands median annual salary £38,500 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.48% +4.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £21,265 £23,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,750 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -43 62 £37,500 - 5
Shropshire +22 20 £24,000 -42.35%
Wolverhampton +7 16 £37,500 - 1
Coventry +2 15 £30,000 -17.81% 2
Worcestershire +25 14 £29,000 -12.12% 4
Staffordshire +6 13 £33,000 +10.00% 3
Solihull +6 11 £40,000 +53.85% 1
Warwickshire -4 6 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £31,500 -
Herefordshire +23 2 £45,000 +104.55%
Walsall -1 1 £24,500 -10.09%
Dudley - 1 £52,500 -
Windows Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 167 (100.00%) Windows
2 141 (84.43%) Windows Server
3 139 (83.23%) Active Directory
4 126 (75.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 100 (59.88%) Microsoft
6 92 (55.09%) VMware
7 90 (53.89%) Office 365
8 59 (35.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 58 (34.73%) DNS
10 56 (33.53%) SQL Server
11 53 (31.74%) MS Exchange
11 53 (31.74%) Windows 7
12 49 (29.34%) DHCP
12 49 (29.34%) Citrix
12 49 (29.34%) SQL
13 48 (28.74%) Microsoft Certification
14 41 (24.55%) Microsoft Azure
15 40 (23.95%) Windows 8
15 40 (23.95%) TCP/IP
16 38 (22.75%) MCSE
16 38 (22.75%) Exchange Server 2010
17 37 (22.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 35 (20.96%) Firewall
19 33 (19.76%) Windows 10
20 32 (19.16%) Hyper-V
21 31 (18.56%) Windows Server 2003
21 31 (18.56%) Microsoft Office
22 28 (16.77%) Project Management
22 28 (16.77%) SCCM
23 26 (15.57%) IIS

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 53 (31.74%) MS Exchange
2 38 (22.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (15.57%) IIS
4 16 (9.58%) SharePoint
5 11 (6.59%) MTS
6 10 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (4.19%) Apache
9 4 (2.40%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 31 (18.56%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.60%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 90 (53.89%) Office 365
2 41 (24.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (15.57%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.40%) SaaS
5 3 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.80%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.20%) IaaS
6 2 (1.20%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (1.20%) PaaS
6 2 (1.20%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.60%) G Suite
7 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 58 (34.73%) DNS
2 49 (29.34%) DHCP
3 40 (23.95%) TCP/IP
4 35 (20.96%) Firewall
5 19 (11.38%) Network Security
6 18 (10.78%) SAN
7 14 (8.38%) WAN
8 12 (7.19%) LAN
9 9 (5.39%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (5.39%) VLAN
10 8 (4.79%) NAS
11 7 (4.19%) DDNS
11 7 (4.19%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (2.99%) VPN
13 4 (2.40%) Skype
13 4 (2.40%) SSL
13 4 (2.40%) VoIP
14 2 (1.20%) ISDN
14 2 (1.20%) Unified Communications
14 2 (1.20%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (33.53%) SQL Server
2 20 (11.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.79%) MySQL
3 8 (4.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.40%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.80%) JIRA
1 3 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (1.80%) TeamCity
1 3 (1.80%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.60%) Travis CI
General
1 23 (13.77%) Finance
2 11 (6.59%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.40%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.80%) Automotive
4 3 (1.80%) Retail
5 2 (1.20%) Law
6 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (17.37%) Support Engineer
2 26 (15.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (13.77%) Analyst
4 18 (10.78%) Architect
4 18 (10.78%) Technical Architect
5 17 (10.18%) Support Analyst
6 15 (8.98%) IT Engineer
7 13 (7.78%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (7.19%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (7.19%) IT Support
9 11 (6.59%) Desktop Support
9 11 (6.59%) Team Leader
10 10 (5.99%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 10 (5.99%) Desktop Analyst
10 10 (5.99%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 10 (5.99%) Technical Engineer
11 9 (5.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 9 (5.39%) Technical Leader
12 7 (4.19%) Administrator
12 7 (4.19%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.59%) COM+
1 11 (6.59%) DCOM
2 8 (4.79%) .NET
3 5 (2.99%) WSH
4 3 (1.80%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.80%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.80%) CSS
4 3 (1.80%) DOM
4 3 (1.80%) EDI
4 3 (1.80%) Entity Framework
4 3 (1.80%) HTML
4 3 (1.80%) HTML5
4 3 (1.80%) jQuery
4 3 (1.80%) JSON
4 3 (1.80%) LINQ
4 3 (1.80%) XML
5 2 (1.20%) RESTful
5 2 (1.20%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.60%) COM
6 1 (0.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.98%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.78%) Clustering
3 6 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.99%) Driving Licence
4 5 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.80%) Tandem
6 2 (1.20%) EMV
6 2 (1.20%) Fintech
6 2 (1.20%) PKI
6 2 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.60%) iSeries
7 1 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 167 (100.00%) Windows
2 141 (84.43%) Windows Server
3 126 (75.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 53 (31.74%) Windows 7
5 40 (23.95%) Windows 8
6 33 (19.76%) Windows 10
7 31 (18.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (9.58%) Linux
8 16 (9.58%) Windows XP
9 10 (5.99%) Ubuntu
10 8 (4.79%) Mac OS
11 7 (4.19%) SUSE
12 2 (1.20%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.20%) Unix
13 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.60%) CentOS
13 1 (0.60%) DC/OS
13 1 (0.60%) Debian
13 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (22.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 28 (16.77%) Project Management
3 26 (15.57%) ITIL
3 26 (15.57%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (11.98%) Server Virtualisation
5 19 (11.38%) Customer Requirements
5 19 (11.38%) Presales
6 17 (10.18%) Enterprise Architecture
6 17 (10.18%) Programme Management
6 17 (10.18%) Vendor Relationship Management
7 13 (7.78%) Time Management
8 8 (4.79%) Data Protection
8 8 (4.79%) DNA
9 7 (4.19%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (4.19%) PDM
9 7 (4.19%) Server Management
10 5 (2.99%) DevOps
10 5 (2.99%) Patch Management
10 5 (2.99%) PRINCE2
10 5 (2.99%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 49 (29.34%) SQL
2 18 (10.78%) PowerShell
3 15 (8.98%) T-SQL
4 8 (4.79%) C#
4 8 (4.79%) VB.NET
5 5 (2.99%) VBScript
6 3 (1.80%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.60%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (28.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (22.75%) MCSE
3 23 (13.77%) MCP
4 20 (11.98%) Security Cleared
5 17 (10.18%) MCSA
6 13 (7.78%) Degree
6 13 (7.78%) MCITP
7 11 (6.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (4.79%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (2.99%) APMP
9 5 (2.99%) DBS Check
9 5 (2.99%) ISEB
9 5 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (1.80%) MCTS
11 2 (1.20%) A+ Certification
11 2 (1.20%) CCNA
11 2 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.20%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.60%) CCNP
12 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.99%) GDPR
2 7 (4.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (4.19%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 139 (83.23%) Active Directory
2 59 (35.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (19.16%) Hyper-V
4 10 (5.99%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (4.79%) XenApp
6 7 (4.19%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.40%) Firmware
7 4 (2.40%) VirtualBox
7 4 (2.40%) vSphere
8 3 (1.80%) Docker
8 3 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.80%) XenServer
9 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 28 (16.77%) SCCM
2 18 (10.78%) WSUS
3 5 (2.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.80%) SCOM
6 2 (1.20%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.20%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.20%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.20%) RSA enVision
6 2 (1.20%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.20%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.60%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.60%) Ansible
7 1 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.60%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.60%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 100 (59.88%) Microsoft
2 92 (55.09%) VMware
3 49 (29.34%) Citrix
4 24 (14.37%) Cisco
5 17 (10.18%) NetApp
6 15 (8.98%) HP
7 11 (6.59%) Nimble Storage
8 9 (5.39%) Veeam
9 8 (4.79%) SolarWinds
10 7 (4.19%) Adobe
10 7 (4.19%) Barracuda Networks
10 7 (4.19%) Mitel
10 7 (4.19%) WatchGuard
11 4 (2.40%) Dell
11 4 (2.40%) IBM
12 3 (1.80%) Altova
12 3 (1.80%) DevExpress
12 3 (1.80%) Forcepoint
12 3 (1.80%) Juniper
12 3 (1.80%) Salesforce.com