The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows Server 2003 over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 78 75 95
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +20
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2003 47 40 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.61% 2.48% 2.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.59% 9.24% 10.12%
Number of salaries quoted 42 36 48
Average salary £45,000 £36,875 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.03% +15.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,650 £23,500 £15,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £45,000 £44,100
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%
Windows Server 2003
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
490 433 514
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.18% 26.83% 24.42%
Number of salaries quoted 434 364 446
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,100 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Windows Server 2003
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Cheshire region.

Windows Server 2003 Salary Trend in Cheshire

Windows Server 2003
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Windows Server 2003 Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Windows Server 2003
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +7 12 £31,000 -25.30% 1
Chester +26 11 £50,000 +49.25%
Knutsford - 6 £67,500 - 1
Nantwich - 3 £40,000 - 1
Runcorn -6 2 £31,000 -20.00% 2
Macclesfield -19 1 - -
Crewe - 1 £37,500 - 2
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Windows Server 2003 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2003.

1 103 (100.00%) Windows
2 95 (92.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 52 (50.49%) Active Directory
4 47 (45.63%) TCP/IP
5 46 (44.66%) MS Exchange
6 43 (41.75%) DNS
6 43 (41.75%) VMware
7 42 (40.78%) Microsoft
8 39 (37.86%) Finance
9 36 (34.95%) Exchange Server 2007
10 34 (33.01%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (33.01%) SAN
11 33 (32.04%) PowerShell
11 33 (32.04%) Windows 7
12 32 (31.07%) Microsoft Certification
12 32 (31.07%) Migration
12 32 (31.07%) Clustering
13 31 (30.10%) MCITP
13 31 (30.10%) ITIL
14 30 (29.13%) Windows XP
15 29 (28.16%) Linux
15 29 (28.16%) Citrix
16 27 (26.21%) MS Excel
17 26 (25.24%) Exchange Server 2013
18 25 (24.27%) VMware ESX
19 23 (22.33%) SMTP
19 23 (22.33%) VMware Infrastructure
20 22 (21.36%) NAS
20 22 (21.36%) DHCP
20 22 (21.36%) Symantec

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Windows Server 2003 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2003. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 46 (44.66%) MS Exchange
2 36 (34.95%) Exchange Server 2007
3 26 (25.24%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (19.42%) IIS
5 5 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.94%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.94%) Lync
7 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 27 (26.21%) MS Excel
2 18 (17.48%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (45.63%) TCP/IP
2 43 (41.75%) DNS
3 34 (33.01%) SAN
4 23 (22.33%) SMTP
5 22 (21.36%) NAS
5 22 (21.36%) DHCP
6 19 (18.45%) VPN
7 10 (9.71%) LAN
7 10 (9.71%) WAN
8 7 (6.80%) Firewall
9 6 (5.83%) Network Security
10 5 (4.85%) VLAN
10 5 (4.85%) Wireless
11 4 (3.88%) DMZ
11 4 (3.88%) VoIP
12 3 (2.91%) MPLS
13 2 (1.94%) Intranet
14 1 (0.97%) iSCSI
14 1 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (13.59%) LoadRunner
2 12 (11.65%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (8.74%) SilkPerformer
General
1 39 (37.86%) Finance
2 10 (9.71%) Retail
3 6 (5.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (21.36%) Support Engineer
2 14 (13.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (13.59%) Analyst
3 10 (9.71%) Windows Support Engineer
4 9 (8.74%) Test Manager
5 8 (7.77%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (7.77%) Server Support
5 8 (7.77%) Infrastructure Manager
6 7 (6.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 7 (6.80%) Server Engineer
6 7 (6.80%) Server Support Engineer
6 7 (6.80%) Windows Server Engineer
7 6 (5.83%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.85%) IT Support
8 5 (4.85%) Performance Test Analyst
8 5 (4.85%) Performance Analyst
8 5 (4.85%) Team Leader
8 5 (4.85%) Test Analyst
8 5 (4.85%) Consultant
9 4 (3.88%) Citrix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (20.39%) .NET
2 1 (0.97%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (31.07%) Clustering
2 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.94%) Thin Client
3 2 (1.94%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 103 (100.00%) Windows
2 95 (92.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (33.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (32.04%) Windows 7
5 30 (29.13%) Windows XP
6 29 (28.16%) Linux
7 20 (19.42%) UNIX
8 7 (6.80%) Windows 2000
9 5 (4.85%) VMS
10 4 (3.88%) CentOS
10 4 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.91%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.94%) Solaris
12 2 (1.94%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.94%) Android
13 1 (0.97%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (31.07%) Migration
2 31 (30.10%) ITIL
3 21 (20.39%) Load Balancing
4 13 (12.62%) Problem Management
5 9 (8.74%) Test Strategy
5 9 (8.74%) Performance Monitoring
5 9 (8.74%) Test Management
5 9 (8.74%) Change Management
6 8 (7.77%) Change Control
7 7 (6.80%) Test Automation
7 7 (6.80%) Regression Testing
8 5 (4.85%) Time Management
8 5 (4.85%) Test Scripting
9 4 (3.88%) Project Planning
10 3 (2.91%) Operations Management
10 3 (2.91%) Incident Management
10 3 (2.91%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (1.94%) Project Management
11 2 (1.94%) Validation
11 2 (1.94%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (32.04%) PowerShell
2 21 (20.39%) Perl
2 21 (20.39%) VB.NET
3 13 (12.62%) VBScript
3 13 (12.62%) VB
4 12 (11.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (31.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (30.10%) MCITP
3 21 (20.39%) MCSE
4 17 (16.50%) MCTS
5 14 (13.59%) ISTQB
5 14 (13.59%) ISEB
6 13 (12.62%) MCSA
7 11 (10.68%) Security Cleared
7 11 (10.68%) MCP
8 9 (8.74%) SC Cleared
9 7 (6.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (4.85%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (4.85%) CCNP
11 4 (3.88%) CCA
11 4 (3.88%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (2.91%) Degree
13 1 (0.97%) CCNA
System Software
1 52 (50.49%) Active Directory
2 25 (24.27%) VMware ESX
3 23 (22.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (11.65%) Hyper-V
5 7 (6.80%) XenApp
6 6 (5.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (4.85%) vSphere
8 4 (3.88%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.94%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (1.94%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 22 (21.36%) Norton AntiVirus
2 17 (16.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 14 (13.59%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (3.88%) EdgeSight
5 2 (1.94%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.97%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 43 (41.75%) VMware
2 42 (40.78%) Microsoft
3 29 (28.16%) Citrix
4 22 (21.36%) Symantec
5 18 (17.48%) IronPort
6 13 (12.62%) Cisco
7 12 (11.65%) EMC
8 7 (6.80%) Oracle
9 6 (5.83%) Fujitsu
10 5 (4.85%) McAfee
11 4 (3.88%) Avaya
11 4 (3.88%) Juniper
11 4 (3.88%) AppSense
12 2 (1.94%) NetApp
12 2 (1.94%) HP
12 2 (1.94%) Aerohive Networks
13 1 (0.97%) WatchGuard
13 1 (0.97%) SonicWALL
13 1 (0.97%) Dell
13 1 (0.97%) Sophos
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