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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 72 90 95
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +5
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2003 52 34 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.74% 2.01% 2.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.30% 7.91% 9.68%
Number of salaries quoted 47 29 48
Average salary £47,500 £35,000 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% +8.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £22,500 £15,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £48,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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
559 430 527
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.48% 25.44% 23.86%
Number of salaries quoted 502 365 480
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
Chester +14 11 £50,000 +49.25% 1
Warrington +8 11 £27,750 -33.13% 1
Knutsford +4 6 £65,000 +27.45%
Nantwich - 3 £40,000 -
Crewe +21 2 £37,500 +66.66% 1
Macclesfield -6 1 - -
Runcorn -7 1 £32,000 -17.68% 1
Widnes - 1 £35,000 -
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 113 (100.00%) Windows
2 105 (92.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (45.13%) TCP/IP
4 50 (44.25%) MS Exchange
4 50 (44.25%) Active Directory
4 50 (44.25%) Finance
5 49 (43.36%) VMware
6 45 (39.82%) DNS
7 44 (38.94%) Microsoft
8 42 (37.17%) Exchange Server 2007
8 42 (37.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 40 (35.40%) Microsoft Certification
10 39 (34.51%) MCITP
11 38 (33.63%) Windows 7
12 37 (32.74%) ITIL
13 36 (31.86%) SAN
14 34 (30.09%) Windows XP
15 33 (29.20%) Citrix
15 33 (29.20%) Clustering
16 32 (28.32%) Linux
17 31 (27.43%) VMware ESX
18 30 (26.55%) Migration
18 30 (26.55%) PowerShell
19 29 (25.66%) VMware Infrastructure
20 27 (23.89%) MS Excel
21 26 (23.01%) MCTS
21 26 (23.01%) Exchange Server 2013
22 24 (21.24%) MCSE
22 24 (21.24%) SMTP
23 23 (20.35%) UNIX

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 50 (44.25%) MS Exchange
2 42 (37.17%) Exchange Server 2007
3 26 (23.01%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (14.16%) IIS
5 6 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.77%) Lync
6 2 (1.77%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 27 (23.89%) MS Excel
2 20 (17.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (45.13%) TCP/IP
2 45 (39.82%) DNS
3 36 (31.86%) SAN
4 24 (21.24%) SMTP
5 23 (20.35%) DHCP
5 23 (20.35%) NAS
6 22 (19.47%) VPN
7 12 (10.62%) LAN
8 11 (9.73%) WAN
9 6 (5.31%) Firewall
9 6 (5.31%) Network Security
10 4 (3.54%) Wireless
10 4 (3.54%) VLAN
10 4 (3.54%) VoIP
11 3 (2.65%) DMZ
11 3 (2.65%) MPLS
12 2 (1.77%) Intranet
13 1 (0.88%) Internet
13 1 (0.88%) iSCSI
13 1 (0.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (12.39%) LoadRunner
2 12 (10.62%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (7.96%) SilkPerformer
General
1 50 (44.25%) Finance
2 10 (8.85%) Retail
3 6 (5.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (26.55%) Support Engineer
2 16 (14.16%) Windows Support Engineer
3 15 (13.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (12.39%) Analyst
5 13 (11.50%) Server Support
6 12 (10.62%) Server Engineer
6 12 (10.62%) Server Support Engineer
6 12 (10.62%) Windows Server Engineer
7 9 (7.96%) Test Manager
8 7 (6.19%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (6.19%) Messaging Engineer
8 7 (6.19%) IT Support
8 7 (6.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (5.31%) Exchange Engineer
9 6 (5.31%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.31%) Test Analyst
10 5 (4.42%) Consultant
10 5 (4.42%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (4.42%) IT Support Engineer
10 5 (4.42%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (19.47%) .NET
2 1 (0.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (29.20%) Clustering
2 7 (6.19%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.65%) Thin Client
3 3 (2.65%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.88%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 113 (100.00%) Windows
2 105 (92.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (37.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (33.63%) Windows 7
5 34 (30.09%) Windows XP
6 32 (28.32%) Linux
7 23 (20.35%) UNIX
8 13 (11.50%) Windows 2000
9 10 (8.85%) VMS
10 3 (2.65%) CentOS
10 3 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.77%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.77%) Solaris
12 1 (0.88%) AIX
12 1 (0.88%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.88%) Android
12 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (32.74%) ITIL
2 30 (26.55%) Migration
3 22 (19.47%) Load Balancing
4 20 (17.70%) Change Management
5 16 (14.16%) Problem Management
6 13 (11.50%) Change Control
7 9 (7.96%) Test Strategy
7 9 (7.96%) Performance Monitoring
7 9 (7.96%) Test Management
8 7 (6.19%) Incident Management
8 7 (6.19%) Regression Testing
8 7 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (6.19%) Test Automation
9 5 (4.42%) Test Scripting
10 3 (2.65%) Time Management
10 3 (2.65%) Project Planning
10 3 (2.65%) Operations Management
11 2 (1.77%) Project Management
11 2 (1.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (1.77%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 30 (26.55%) PowerShell
2 22 (19.47%) VB.NET
2 22 (19.47%) Perl
3 13 (11.50%) VBScript
3 13 (11.50%) VB
4 11 (9.73%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (35.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (34.51%) MCITP
3 26 (23.01%) MCTS
4 24 (21.24%) MCSE
5 15 (13.27%) MCSA
5 15 (13.27%) ISEB
5 15 (13.27%) ISTQB
6 14 (12.39%) MCP
7 13 (11.50%) Security Cleared
8 11 (9.73%) SC Cleared
9 10 (8.85%) CCA
9 10 (8.85%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (6.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (3.54%) CCNP
13 3 (2.65%) Degree
14 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.88%) A+ Certification
14 1 (0.88%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (44.25%) Active Directory
2 31 (27.43%) VMware ESX
3 29 (25.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (14.16%) Hyper-V
5 12 (10.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 10 (8.85%) XenApp
7 8 (7.08%) vSphere
8 4 (3.54%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.77%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (1.77%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (20.35%) Norton AntiVirus
2 15 (13.27%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (12.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (3.54%) EdgeSight
5 2 (1.77%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (43.36%) VMware
2 44 (38.94%) Microsoft
3 33 (29.20%) Citrix
4 23 (20.35%) Symantec
5 15 (13.27%) IronPort
6 13 (11.50%) Cisco
7 12 (10.62%) EMC
8 9 (7.96%) McAfee
9 7 (6.19%) Oracle
10 6 (5.31%) Fujitsu
11 4 (3.54%) AppSense
12 3 (2.65%) Avaya
12 3 (2.65%) Juniper
12 3 (2.65%) NetApp
13 2 (1.77%) Aerohive Networks
14 1 (0.88%) SAP
14 1 (0.88%) HP
14 1 (0.88%) Dell
14 1 (0.88%) LANDesk
14 1 (0.88%) WatchGuard
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