The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2003 skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows Server 2003 over the 3 months to 1 August 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 North West region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 93 85 75
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2003 184 204 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.57% 2.84% 3.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.57% 11.17% 12.81%
Number of salaries quoted 170 175 224
Average salary £32,000 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,950 £24,900 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +1.44%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1741 1827 2014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.29% 25.45% 26.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1440 1580 1724
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £23,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Windows Server 2003
England

Windows Server 2003
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Windows Server 2003 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Windows Server 2003
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Windows Server 2003 Salary Trend in the North West

Windows Server 2003
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Windows Server 2003 Salary Histogram in the North West

Windows Server 2003
Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
Manchester -23 101 £32,500 -13.33% 8
Cheshire +9 47 £32,500 +30.00% 11
Merseyside -1 16 £23,500 -14.54% 2
Lancashire -10 13 £28,500 - 1
Cumbria - 1 £24,000 -
Windows Server 2003
England

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 394 (100.00%) Windows
2 304 (77.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 191 (48.48%) Active Directory
4 185 (46.95%) Microsoft
5 179 (45.43%) VMware
6 143 (36.29%) MS Exchange
7 139 (35.28%) SQL Server
8 134 (34.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 129 (32.74%) VMware Infrastructure
10 126 (31.98%) Citrix
11 121 (30.71%) Windows 7
12 115 (29.19%) ITIL
13 112 (28.43%) SQL
14 109 (27.66%) Microsoft Certification
15 102 (25.89%) SAN
16 101 (25.63%) Windows XP
17 91 (23.10%) MS Excel
18 84 (21.32%) Finance
19 83 (21.07%) Hyper-V
20 80 (20.30%) WAN
21 78 (19.80%) MS Office
22 76 (19.29%) TCP/IP
22 76 (19.29%) Exchange Server 2007
23 75 (19.04%) LAN
24 71 (18.02%) Exchange Server 2010
25 69 (17.51%) MCSE
25 69 (17.51%) DNS
26 63 (15.99%) MCP
27 62 (15.74%) Linux
28 61 (15.48%) Firewall

Windows Server 2003
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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
1 143 (36.29%) MS Exchange
2 76 (19.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 71 (18.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 59 (14.97%) Exchange Server 2003
5 38 (9.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (5.33%) IIS
7 16 (4.06%) SharePoint
8 10 (2.54%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (1.78%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.52%) Office Communications Server
11 4 (1.02%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (1.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 4 (1.02%) IBM HTTP Server
12 3 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.76%) Site Server
12 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2000
13 2 (0.51%) Lync
14 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 91 (23.10%) MS Excel
2 78 (19.80%) MS Office
3 2 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.79%) Sage 1000
2 5 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
1 15 (3.81%) Office 365
2 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 102 (25.89%) SAN
2 80 (20.30%) WAN
3 76 (19.29%) TCP/IP
4 75 (19.04%) LAN
5 69 (17.51%) DNS
6 61 (15.48%) Firewall
7 50 (12.69%) DHCP
8 38 (9.64%) VPN
9 28 (7.11%) Wi-Fi
10 16 (4.06%) NAS
11 15 (3.81%) Internet
12 12 (3.05%) VLAN
13 8 (2.03%) SMTP
14 6 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (1.52%) VoIP
14 6 (1.52%) HTTP
15 3 (0.76%) iSCSI
15 3 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
15 3 (0.76%) Fibre Channel
16 2 (0.51%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (35.28%) SQL Server
2 50 (12.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (9.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (6.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 21 (5.33%) Oracle Database
6 20 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (3.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (2.79%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (1.78%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (1.78%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (1.27%) DTS
11 5 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.27%) Sybase ASA
12 3 (0.76%) OLTP
12 3 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
14 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.25%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 20 (5.08%) Selenium IDE
1 20 (5.08%) Selenium
2 12 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (2.03%) JIRA
4 5 (1.27%) Ant
5 4 (1.02%) SoapUI
5 4 (1.02%) Maven
5 4 (1.02%) Toad
5 4 (1.02%) ERwin
5 4 (1.02%) Log4j
6 3 (0.76%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.76%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.76%) NUnit
6 3 (0.76%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.76%) FxCop
6 3 (0.76%) StyleCop
6 3 (0.76%) Moq
6 3 (0.76%) Gerrit
6 3 (0.76%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.51%) SilkPerformer
General
1 84 (21.32%) Finance
2 17 (4.31%) Retail
3 13 (3.30%) Manufacturing
4 12 (3.05%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.28%) Advertising
6 6 (1.52%) Banking
7 5 (1.27%) Law
7 5 (1.27%) Legal
7 5 (1.27%) Marketing
8 3 (0.76%) Military
8 3 (0.76%) Electronics
9 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 74 (18.78%) Support Engineer
2 64 (16.24%) Analyst
3 36 (9.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 35 (8.88%) IT Support
5 32 (8.12%) Software Tester
5 32 (8.12%) 2nd Line Support
5 32 (8.12%) Tester
6 29 (7.36%) Support Analyst
6 29 (7.36%) Server Support
7 28 (7.11%) Consultant
8 20 (5.08%) IT Support Engineer
9 19 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support
10 16 (4.06%) Server Support Engineer
10 16 (4.06%) Server Engineer
10 16 (4.06%) 1st Line Support
11 15 (3.81%) Windows Support Engineer
12 14 (3.55%) Desktop Support
13 13 (3.30%) Service Analyst
14 12 (3.05%) Windows Server Engineer
14 12 (3.05%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (15.23%) .NET
2 44 (11.17%) ASP.NET
3 33 (8.38%) HTML
4 15 (3.81%) Web Services
5 12 (3.05%) WCF
6 9 (2.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 9 (2.28%) WF
6 9 (2.28%) .NET Framework
7 6 (1.52%) J2EE
8 4 (1.02%) XML
8 4 (1.02%) XSD
8 4 (1.02%) Servlets
8 4 (1.02%) SOAP
8 4 (1.02%) EJB
8 4 (1.02%) JMS
8 4 (1.02%) JAX-RPC
9 3 (0.76%) COM
9 3 (0.76%) LINQ
9 3 (0.76%) Ninject
10 2 (0.51%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.08%) Clustering
2 17 (4.31%) Replication
3 16 (4.06%) Computer Science
4 14 (3.55%) Blackberry
5 10 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.78%) GIS
7 6 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.02%) iPhone
8 4 (1.02%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.02%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.76%) CLARiiON
9 3 (0.76%) Kindle
10 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.51%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.51%) EPoS
11 1 (0.25%) AS400
11 1 (0.25%) HACMP
11 1 (0.25%) SecurID
11 1 (0.25%) CCTV
11 1 (0.25%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 394 (100.00%) Windows
2 304 (77.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 134 (34.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 121 (30.71%) Windows 7
5 101 (25.63%) Windows XP
6 62 (15.74%) Linux
7 39 (9.90%) UNIX
8 35 (8.88%) Windows 8
9 29 (7.36%) Windows 2000
10 21 (5.33%) AIX
11 13 (3.30%) Windows 2000 Server
12 12 (3.05%) VMS
13 11 (2.79%) Solaris
13 11 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (2.54%) Windows NT
15 8 (2.03%) Windows Vista
15 8 (2.03%) MVS
15 8 (2.03%) zOS
16 6 (1.52%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (29.19%) ITIL
2 41 (10.41%) Change Management
3 35 (8.88%) Problem Management
4 32 (8.12%) Web Testing
4 32 (8.12%) System Testing
5 28 (7.11%) Incident Management
6 27 (6.85%) Change Control
7 22 (5.58%) Migration
7 22 (5.58%) Configuration Management
8 20 (5.08%) Automation Testing
8 20 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (4.57%) Performance Tuning
9 18 (4.57%) Capacity Management
10 16 (4.06%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (4.06%) CRM
11 14 (3.55%) Service Delivery
12 13 (3.30%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (3.05%) Software Testing
14 10 (2.54%) Project Management
15 9 (2.28%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 112 (28.43%) SQL
2 46 (11.68%) C#
3 33 (8.38%) JavaScript
4 29 (7.36%) T-SQL
5 20 (5.08%) VB.NET
6 16 (4.06%) PowerShell
7 8 (2.03%) Perl
7 8 (2.03%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.78%) VB
9 5 (1.27%) C
9 5 (1.27%) VBScript
9 5 (1.27%) Java
10 4 (1.02%) Python
11 3 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 109 (27.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (17.51%) MCSE
3 63 (15.99%) MCP
4 47 (11.93%) MCTS
5 46 (11.68%) CCNA
5 46 (11.68%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (10.41%) Degree
7 37 (9.39%) MCITP
8 31 (7.87%) MCSA
9 25 (6.35%) Citrix Certification
10 22 (5.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 16 (4.06%) ISEB
11 16 (4.06%) CCA
12 14 (3.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 13 (3.30%) Security Cleared
14 12 (3.05%) NCDA
14 12 (3.05%) SC Cleared
15 11 (2.79%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (2.28%) HND
17 7 (1.78%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (10.66%) SLA
2 36 (9.14%) QA
3 16 (4.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.52%) ISO 9001
5 5 (1.27%) BS7799
6 3 (0.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 191 (48.48%) Active Directory
2 129 (32.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (21.07%) Hyper-V
4 50 (12.69%) vSphere
5 39 (9.90%) XenApp
6 31 (7.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 31 (7.87%) VMware ESX
7 20 (5.08%) Terminal Services
8 19 (4.82%) XenServer
9 17 (4.31%) XenDesktop
10 13 (3.30%) MetaFrame
11 7 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (1.78%) VMware Server
12 6 (1.52%) ISA Server
13 5 (1.27%) Terminal Server
13 5 (1.27%) Xen
14 4 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (0.76%) NFS
15 3 (0.76%) VirtualBox
15 3 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 35 (8.88%) SCCM
2 26 (6.60%) SCOM
3 14 (3.55%) Backup Exec
4 12 (3.05%) SCVMM
4 12 (3.05%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (2.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 8 (2.03%) Tivoli
6 8 (2.03%) OpenView
6 8 (2.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (1.52%) WSUS
7 6 (1.52%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.76%) MOM
9 3 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.51%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.51%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.25%) MAILsweeper
11 1 (0.25%) Legato
11 1 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 185 (46.95%) Microsoft
2 179 (45.43%) VMware
3 126 (31.98%) Citrix
4 57 (14.47%) Cisco
5 55 (13.96%) HP
6 44 (11.17%) NetApp
7 36 (9.14%) Oracle
8 30 (7.61%) Symantec
9 26 (6.60%) Dell
10 18 (4.57%) EMC
10 18 (4.57%) IBM
11 15 (3.81%) Avaya
11 15 (3.81%) Red Hat
11 15 (3.81%) McAfee
12 13 (3.30%) AppSense
13 11 (2.79%) Sage
14 9 (2.28%) Remedy
15 8 (2.03%) Juniper
16 7 (1.78%) Apple
17 6 (1.52%) Veeam
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Posted: 18 hours ago
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Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 19 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 19 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
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Robert Half
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
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Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum
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Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £14.00 - £15.00 per annum
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Nantwich
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + £2.1K On Call
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Chester
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Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Includes Car/Allowance+bens
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Manchester, Cheshire, Altrincham, Stockport,...
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Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + £2.1K On Call
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