The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows Server 2003 over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Lancashire region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 47 37 41
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2003 15 22 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.22% 4.55% 3.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.29% 18.03% 23.94%
Number of salaries quoted 15 21 14
Average salary £28,500 £28,500 £27,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,100 £21,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,400 £33,700 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
82 122 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 17.60% 25.21% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 72 110 61
Average salary £30,000 £29,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +9.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £21,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Windows Server 2003
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Windows Server 2003 Salary Trend in Lancashire

Windows Server 2003
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Windows Server 2003 Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Windows Server 2003
Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Preston +1 3 £32,500 +32.65%
Lancaster - 3 £18,500 -
Blackburn -3 1 £22,250 -25.83%
Chorley - 1 £24,000 -
Windows Server 2003
North West

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (61.29%) Citrix
3 18 (58.06%) VMware
3 18 (58.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (54.84%) Active Directory
5 15 (48.39%) Windows 7
6 14 (45.16%) Windows XP
7 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
7 13 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (38.71%) SQL
8 12 (38.71%) MS Office
9 11 (35.48%) HP
9 11 (35.48%) Firewall
10 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (32.26%) Cisco
11 9 (29.03%) MS Exchange
11 9 (29.03%) WAN
11 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
11 9 (29.03%) SAN
11 9 (29.03%) Terminal Services
12 8 (25.81%) ITIL
13 7 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (22.58%) CCNA
13 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (19.35%) Dell
15 5 (16.13%) A+ Certification
15 5 (16.13%) Blackberry
15 5 (16.13%) Linux

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 9 (29.03%) MS Exchange
2 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (38.71%) MS Office
2 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 11 (35.48%) Firewall
2 9 (29.03%) WAN
2 9 (29.03%) SAN
3 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
3 5 (16.13%) VPN
4 3 (9.68%) LAN
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (6.45%) VLAN
5 2 (6.45%) VoIP
6 1 (3.23%) ADSL
6 1 (3.23%) PBX
6 1 (3.23%) DNS
6 1 (3.23%) SSL
6 1 (3.23%) DHCP
6 1 (3.23%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) MySQL
3 1 (3.23%) MS Access
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) IT Support
2 5 (16.13%) Consultant
2 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) IT Support Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (9.68%) Network Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Support Technician
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.45%) Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) IT Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior IT Manager
6 1 (3.23%) IT Director
6 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
1 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) iPhone
3 1 (3.23%) iSeries
3 1 (3.23%) AS400
3 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (58.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (48.39%) Windows 7
4 14 (45.16%) Windows XP
5 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (16.13%) Linux
7 4 (12.90%) Windows 8
8 3 (9.68%) AIX
9 2 (6.45%) Windows Vista
10 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) ITIL
2 3 (9.68%) Change Management
2 3 (9.68%) Migration
3 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) CCNA
1 7 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (16.13%) A+ Certification
4 4 (12.90%) MCP
4 4 (12.90%) HND
4 4 (12.90%) MCSE
4 4 (12.90%) CCNP
5 3 (9.68%) Degree
5 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
5 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
5 3 (9.68%) MCSA
5 3 (9.68%) CCIE
6 1 (3.23%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
System Software
1 17 (54.84%) Active Directory
2 13 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (29.03%) Terminal Services
4 4 (12.90%) XenApp
4 4 (12.90%) vSphere
5 3 (9.68%) XenServer
6 2 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
7 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 19 (61.29%) Citrix
2 18 (58.06%) VMware
3 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
4 11 (35.48%) HP
5 10 (32.26%) Cisco
6 6 (19.35%) Dell
7 4 (12.90%) NetApp
8 2 (6.45%) Avaya
9 1 (3.23%) Juniper
9 1 (3.23%) IBM
9 1 (3.23%) Nortel
9 1 (3.23%) Apple
9 1 (3.23%) Symantec
9 1 (3.23%) Wyse
9 1 (3.23%) WatchGuard
9 1 (3.23%) Draytek