The table below looks at the statistics 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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 148 120 79
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -41
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2003 84 153 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.51% 2.18% 3.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.10% 8.36% 12.98%
Number of salaries quoted 61 140 202
Average salary £30,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.15% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £62,750 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Windows Server 2003
England

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

Operating Systems Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1378 1830 1680
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.74% 26.04% 25.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1126 1595 1450
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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 -5 59 £26,500 -18.46% 5
Cheshire -5 17 £37,500 -11.76% 4
Lancashire +13 4 £22,500 -10.00% 5
Merseyside -9 4 £40,000 +25.00% 1
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 163 (100.00%) Windows
2 124 (76.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 107 (65.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 102 (62.58%) Microsoft
5 99 (60.74%) Active Directory
6 89 (54.60%) Windows Server
7 79 (48.47%) VMware
8 62 (38.04%) MS Exchange
9 61 (37.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 57 (34.97%) Citrix
10 57 (34.97%) SQL Server
11 56 (34.36%) SQL
12 48 (29.45%) TCP/IP
13 46 (28.22%) Cisco
14 44 (26.99%) Windows 7
15 42 (25.77%) Exchange Server 2010
15 42 (25.77%) VMware Infrastructure
16 40 (24.54%) SAN
16 40 (24.54%) ITIL
16 40 (24.54%) MS Excel
17 37 (22.70%) DNS
17 37 (22.70%) LAN
17 37 (22.70%) PowerShell
17 37 (22.70%) SQL Server 2008
18 36 (22.09%) WAN
18 36 (22.09%) MCSE
18 36 (22.09%) Replication
19 35 (21.47%) Windows XP
20 34 (20.86%) T-SQL
20 34 (20.86%) VPN

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 62 (38.04%) MS Exchange
2 42 (25.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (18.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 25 (15.34%) Exchange Server 2007
5 17 (10.43%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (6.13%) SharePoint
7 8 (4.91%) IIS
8 6 (3.68%) IBM Notes
8 6 (3.68%) TWiki
9 5 (3.07%) Skype for Business
10 4 (2.45%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 40 (24.54%) MS Excel
2 32 (19.63%) MS Office
3 6 (3.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.61%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.13%) Office 365
3 3 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.84%) SaaS
4 1 (0.61%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.61%) IaaS
4 1 (0.61%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 48 (29.45%) TCP/IP
2 40 (24.54%) SAN
3 37 (22.70%) DNS
3 37 (22.70%) LAN
4 36 (22.09%) WAN
5 34 (20.86%) VPN
6 32 (19.63%) DHCP
7 24 (14.72%) Firewall
8 10 (6.13%) Remote Desktop
8 10 (6.13%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (4.91%) VLAN
10 7 (4.29%) Wireless
11 6 (3.68%) Network Security
11 6 (3.68%) VoIP
12 5 (3.07%) DDNS
12 5 (3.07%) IPsec
12 5 (3.07%) NAS
13 4 (2.45%) Broadband
13 4 (2.45%) SMTP
14 2 (1.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (34.97%) SQL Server
2 37 (22.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (20.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (19.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 29 (17.79%) SQL Server 2014
5 29 (17.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (11.66%) SQL Server 2000
7 18 (11.04%) DTS
8 13 (7.98%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (5.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (3.68%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (5.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.61%) ERwin
General
1 30 (18.40%) Finance
2 10 (6.13%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.52%) Manufacturing
4 8 (4.91%) Law
5 5 (3.07%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (3.07%) Retail
6 1 (0.61%) Back Office
6 1 (0.61%) Banking
6 1 (0.61%) German Language
6 1 (0.61%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (26.38%) Analyst
2 28 (17.18%) DBA
2 28 (17.18%) SQL DBA
3 26 (15.95%) Administrator
4 25 (15.34%) IT Support
4 25 (15.34%) SQL Server DBA
5 24 (14.72%) Support Analyst
6 23 (14.11%) Support Engineer
7 20 (12.27%) Systems Administrator
8 14 (8.59%) Consultant
8 14 (8.59%) IT Analyst
8 14 (8.59%) Technical Analyst
9 13 (7.98%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (7.36%) IT Support Analyst
11 11 (6.75%) 3rd Line Support
11 11 (6.75%) Technical Support
12 10 (6.13%) Server Support
13 9 (5.52%) Desktop Support
13 9 (5.52%) Support Manager
14 8 (4.91%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.91%) .NET
2 1 (0.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (22.09%) Replication
2 19 (11.66%) Clustering
3 18 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (7.36%) Data Centre
4 12 (7.36%) Fat Client
4 12 (7.36%) Thin Client
5 10 (6.13%) Blackberry
5 10 (6.13%) Management Information System
6 9 (5.52%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.07%) HP StoreVirtual
8 4 (2.45%) Symmetrix
9 3 (1.84%) FlexPod
9 3 (1.84%) IBM XIV
9 3 (1.84%) Life Science
10 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.61%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.61%) Health Informatics
10 1 (0.61%) Informatics
10 1 (0.61%) Statistics
10 1 (0.61%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 163 (100.00%) Windows
2 124 (76.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 107 (65.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 89 (54.60%) Windows Server
5 44 (26.99%) Windows 7
6 35 (21.47%) Windows XP
7 25 (15.34%) Windows 8
8 9 (5.52%) Windows Vista
9 6 (3.68%) Linux
9 6 (3.68%) Mac OS X
10 5 (3.07%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (2.45%) Data ONTAP
11 4 (2.45%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (1.23%) Unix
12 2 (1.23%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.61%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (24.54%) ITIL
2 26 (15.95%) Disaster Recovery
3 24 (14.72%) Capacity Planning
4 23 (14.11%) High Availability
5 20 (12.27%) Performance Monitoring
6 18 (11.04%) Performance Analysis
6 18 (11.04%) Root Cause Analysis
7 17 (10.43%) Problem Management
8 15 (9.20%) Change Management
9 14 (8.59%) Incident Management
10 13 (7.98%) Migration
11 12 (7.36%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (6.13%) Line Management
12 10 (6.13%) Performance Tuning
13 9 (5.52%) Capacity Management
13 9 (5.52%) Infrastructure Management
13 9 (5.52%) Project Management
14 8 (4.91%) Change Control
14 8 (4.91%) Service Delivery
15 7 (4.29%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 56 (34.36%) SQL
2 37 (22.70%) PowerShell
3 34 (20.86%) T-SQL
4 7 (4.29%) C#
5 6 (3.68%) C
5 6 (3.68%) Shell Script
5 6 (3.68%) VBScript
6 5 (3.07%) VB
7 2 (1.23%) VBA
8 1 (0.61%) Java
8 1 (0.61%) Perl
8 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 61 (37.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (22.09%) MCSE
3 26 (15.95%) MCP
4 19 (11.66%) Degree
5 18 (11.04%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (11.04%) MCITP
6 16 (9.82%) CCNA
6 16 (9.82%) MCTS
7 13 (7.98%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (7.98%) MCSA
8 6 (3.68%) CCDP
8 6 (3.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (3.07%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (3.07%) NCDA
10 3 (1.84%) CCAA
11 2 (1.23%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.23%) Security Cleared
12 1 (0.61%) CCA
12 1 (0.61%) NCIE
12 1 (0.61%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.20%) SLA
2 6 (3.68%) Data Quality
2 6 (3.68%) QA
System Software
1 99 (60.74%) Active Directory
2 42 (25.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (16.56%) Hyper-V
4 18 (11.04%) Terminal Services
5 16 (9.82%) XenApp
6 8 (4.91%) vSphere
7 6 (3.68%) VirtualBox
8 5 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.45%) SRDF
9 4 (2.45%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.23%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.61%) Cronacle
11 1 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.61%) Postfix
11 1 (0.61%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.61%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.61%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (11.04%) LiteSpeed
2 11 (6.75%) SCOM
3 10 (6.13%) SCCM
4 5 (3.07%) ServiceCenter
5 3 (1.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.23%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.23%) MIMEsweeper
6 2 (1.23%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.23%) WSUS
6 2 (1.23%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.61%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.61%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.61%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 102 (62.58%) Microsoft
2 79 (48.47%) VMware
3 57 (34.97%) Citrix
4 46 (28.22%) Cisco
5 25 (15.34%) HP
6 20 (12.27%) Dell
7 15 (9.20%) Apple
8 13 (7.98%) NetApp
8 13 (7.98%) Symantec
9 9 (5.52%) Hitachi
9 9 (5.52%) Intel Security
10 8 (4.91%) Oracle
11 6 (3.68%) 3PAR
11 6 (3.68%) EMC
11 6 (3.68%) Lotus
11 6 (3.68%) Veeam
11 6 (3.68%) Wyse
12 4 (2.45%) GFI Software
12 4 (2.45%) Remedy
12 4 (2.45%) Sophos
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