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 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 North West region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 93 84 68
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -16
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2003 187 208 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.63% 2.87% 3.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.72% 11.31% 13.46%
Number of salaries quoted 174 174 237
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 £22,325 £24,600 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £43,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1744 1839 2036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.50% 25.34% 27.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1447 1586 1749
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £23,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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 25 July 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 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
Manchester -22 103 £32,500 -13.33% 15
Cheshire +1 47 £32,500 +30.00% 9
Merseyside -4 16 £23,500 -14.54%
Lancashire -10 15 £28,500 -
Cumbria - 1 £24,000 - 1
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 399 (100.00%) Windows
2 305 (76.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 194 (48.62%) Active Directory
4 188 (47.12%) Microsoft
5 182 (45.61%) VMware
6 145 (36.34%) MS Exchange
7 142 (35.59%) SQL Server
8 135 (33.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 130 (32.58%) VMware Infrastructure
10 126 (31.58%) Citrix
11 117 (29.32%) Windows 7
12 116 (29.07%) SQL
13 115 (28.82%) ITIL
14 108 (27.07%) Microsoft Certification
15 103 (25.81%) SAN
16 98 (24.56%) Windows XP
17 90 (22.56%) MS Excel
18 86 (21.55%) Hyper-V
19 82 (20.55%) WAN
20 81 (20.30%) Finance
21 79 (19.80%) Exchange Server 2007
22 77 (19.30%) LAN
22 77 (19.30%) MS Office
22 77 (19.30%) TCP/IP
23 75 (18.80%) Exchange Server 2010
24 70 (17.54%) DNS
25 69 (17.29%) MCSE
26 65 (16.29%) .NET
27 64 (16.04%) Firewall
28 62 (15.54%) MCP

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 145 (36.34%) MS Exchange
2 79 (19.80%) Exchange Server 2007
3 75 (18.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 61 (15.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 39 (9.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (5.51%) IIS
7 19 (4.76%) SharePoint
8 11 (2.76%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (1.75%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.50%) Office Communications Server
11 4 (1.00%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.00%) IBM HTTP Server
11 4 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2000
11 4 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (1.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 3 (0.75%) Site Server
12 3 (0.75%) Lync
13 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 90 (22.56%) MS Excel
2 77 (19.30%) MS Office
3 3 (0.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.76%) Sage 1000
2 6 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (4.01%) Office 365
3 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 103 (25.81%) SAN
2 82 (20.55%) WAN
3 77 (19.30%) LAN
3 77 (19.30%) TCP/IP
4 70 (17.54%) DNS
5 64 (16.04%) Firewall
6 50 (12.53%) DHCP
7 36 (9.02%) VPN
8 29 (7.27%) Wi-Fi
9 16 (4.01%) NAS
10 15 (3.76%) Internet
11 12 (3.01%) VLAN
12 8 (2.01%) SMTP
13 7 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (1.50%) HTTP
15 5 (1.25%) VoIP
16 3 (0.75%) Fibre Channel
16 3 (0.75%) iSCSI
16 3 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
17 2 (0.50%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (35.59%) SQL Server
2 51 (12.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (9.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (6.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 22 (5.51%) Oracle Database
6 20 (5.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (3.01%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (2.01%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (1.75%) Relational Database
11 6 (1.50%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (1.25%) DTS
12 5 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.25%) Sybase ASA
13 4 (1.00%) OLTP
13 4 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
15 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
15 1 (0.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (5.51%) Selenium
1 22 (5.51%) Selenium IDE
2 13 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (2.01%) JIRA
4 5 (1.25%) Ant
5 4 (1.00%) Maven
5 4 (1.00%) Toad
5 4 (1.00%) ERwin
5 4 (1.00%) Log4j
5 4 (1.00%) SoapUI
6 3 (0.75%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.75%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.75%) FxCop
6 3 (0.75%) StyleCop
6 3 (0.75%) Moq
6 3 (0.75%) NUnit
6 3 (0.75%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.75%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.25%) Hudson
General
1 81 (20.30%) Finance
2 16 (4.01%) Retail
3 13 (3.26%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.26%) Advertising
6 6 (1.50%) Law
6 6 (1.50%) Banking
7 5 (1.25%) Marketing
7 5 (1.25%) Legal
8 3 (0.75%) Military
8 3 (0.75%) Electronics
9 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 71 (17.79%) Support Engineer
2 65 (16.29%) Analyst
3 37 (9.27%) IT Support
4 36 (9.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 35 (8.77%) Software Tester
5 35 (8.77%) Tester
6 33 (8.27%) 2nd Line Support
7 31 (7.77%) Consultant
7 31 (7.77%) Support Analyst
8 27 (6.77%) Server Support
9 19 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
9 19 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
10 16 (4.01%) 1st Line Support
11 14 (3.51%) Technical Consultant
11 14 (3.51%) Desktop Support
11 14 (3.51%) Server Engineer
11 14 (3.51%) Server Support Engineer
12 13 (3.26%) Windows Support Engineer
13 12 (3.01%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 12 (3.01%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (16.29%) .NET
2 49 (12.28%) ASP.NET
3 36 (9.02%) HTML
4 15 (3.76%) Web Services
5 12 (3.01%) WCF
6 9 (2.26%) WF
6 9 (2.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 9 (2.26%) .NET Framework
7 6 (1.50%) J2EE
8 4 (1.00%) EJB
8 4 (1.00%) Servlets
8 4 (1.00%) SOAP
8 4 (1.00%) XML
8 4 (1.00%) XSD
8 4 (1.00%) JMS
8 4 (1.00%) JAX-RPC
9 3 (0.75%) Ninject
9 3 (0.75%) WSH
9 3 (0.75%) LINQ
9 3 (0.75%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.26%) Clustering
2 17 (4.26%) Replication
2 17 (4.26%) Computer Science
3 14 (3.51%) Blackberry
4 10 (2.51%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.75%) GIS
6 6 (1.50%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.00%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.00%) iPhone
7 4 (1.00%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.75%) CLARiiON
8 3 (0.75%) Kindle
8 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.50%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.50%) EPoS
10 1 (0.25%) HACMP
10 1 (0.25%) AS400
10 1 (0.25%) CMDB
10 1 (0.25%) SecurID
10 1 (0.25%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 399 (100.00%) Windows
2 305 (76.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 135 (33.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 117 (29.32%) Windows 7
5 98 (24.56%) Windows XP
6 59 (14.79%) Linux
7 36 (9.02%) Windows 8
8 35 (8.77%) UNIX
9 27 (6.77%) Windows 2000
10 21 (5.26%) AIX
11 13 (3.26%) Windows 2000 Server
12 11 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (2.51%) Solaris
13 10 (2.51%) Windows NT
13 10 (2.51%) VMS
14 8 (2.01%) Windows Vista
14 8 (2.01%) zOS
14 8 (2.01%) MVS
15 6 (1.50%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (28.82%) ITIL
2 40 (10.03%) Change Management
3 35 (8.77%) Problem Management
3 35 (8.77%) Web Testing
3 35 (8.77%) System Testing
4 28 (7.02%) Incident Management
5 25 (6.27%) Change Control
6 22 (5.51%) Automation Testing
6 22 (5.51%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (5.51%) Configuration Management
7 21 (5.26%) Migration
8 18 (4.51%) Performance Tuning
8 18 (4.51%) Capacity Management
9 17 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 17 (4.26%) CRM
10 14 (3.51%) Service Delivery
11 13 (3.26%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (3.26%) Software Testing
12 10 (2.51%) Project Management
13 9 (2.26%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 116 (29.07%) SQL
2 49 (12.28%) C#
3 36 (9.02%) JavaScript
4 33 (8.27%) T-SQL
5 21 (5.26%) VB.NET
6 17 (4.26%) PowerShell
7 8 (2.01%) Shell Script
7 8 (2.01%) VB
7 8 (2.01%) Perl
8 5 (1.25%) Java
8 5 (1.25%) C
8 5 (1.25%) VBScript
9 4 (1.00%) Python
10 3 (0.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 108 (27.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (17.29%) MCSE
3 62 (15.54%) MCP
4 47 (11.78%) CCNA
4 47 (11.78%) Cisco Certification
5 46 (11.53%) MCTS
6 42 (10.53%) Degree
7 36 (9.02%) MCITP
8 30 (7.52%) MCSA
9 23 (5.76%) Citrix Certification
10 22 (5.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (3.51%) ISEB
11 14 (3.51%) CCA
12 13 (3.26%) Security Cleared
12 13 (3.26%) SC Cleared
12 13 (3.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 12 (3.01%) NCDA
14 10 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (2.26%) HND
16 7 (1.75%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (10.78%) SLA
2 41 (10.28%) QA
3 16 (4.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.50%) ISO 9001
5 5 (1.25%) BS7799
6 3 (0.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 194 (48.62%) Active Directory
2 130 (32.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (21.55%) Hyper-V
4 51 (12.78%) vSphere
5 40 (10.03%) XenApp
6 29 (7.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 28 (7.02%) VMware ESX
8 20 (5.01%) Terminal Services
8 20 (5.01%) XenServer
9 17 (4.26%) XenDesktop
10 13 (3.26%) MetaFrame
11 8 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (1.75%) VMware Server
13 6 (1.50%) ISA Server
14 5 (1.25%) Terminal Server
14 5 (1.25%) Xen
15 4 (1.00%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (1.00%) UAG
15 4 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
16 3 (0.75%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 37 (9.27%) SCCM
2 28 (7.02%) SCOM
3 16 (4.01%) Backup Exec
4 13 (3.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (3.01%) SCVMM
6 9 (2.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (2.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 8 (2.01%) OpenView
7 8 (2.01%) Tivoli
8 6 (1.50%) WSUS
8 6 (1.50%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (1.00%) MOM
10 2 (0.50%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.50%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.25%) Puppet
11 1 (0.25%) AppDNA
11 1 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 188 (47.12%) Microsoft
2 182 (45.61%) VMware
3 126 (31.58%) Citrix
4 60 (15.04%) Cisco
5 56 (14.04%) HP
6 44 (11.03%) NetApp
7 34 (8.52%) Symantec
7 34 (8.52%) Oracle
8 26 (6.52%) Dell
9 18 (4.51%) EMC
9 18 (4.51%) IBM
10 16 (4.01%) Avaya
11 15 (3.76%) McAfee
11 15 (3.76%) Red Hat
12 13 (3.26%) AppSense
13 11 (2.76%) Sage
14 9 (2.26%) Remedy
14 9 (2.26%) Juniper
15 7 (1.75%) Apple
16 6 (1.50%) Veeam
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £14.00 - £15.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Robert Half
Salary: £12 per hour + Study support and bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
Rochdale, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nantwich, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + £2.1K On Call
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £75000 - £85000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Includes Car/Allowance+bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Altrincham, Stockport,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25,000 to £40,000
Posted: 11 days ago
Nantwich
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + £2.1K On Call
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + bens + flexitime
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + car
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + +Bens
Posted: 21 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago