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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 99 84 78
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -6
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2003 180 189 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.45% 2.75% 3.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.71% 10.83% 13.69%
Number of salaries quoted 145 160 227
Average salary £31,500 £34,000 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.35% +7.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £21,000 £20,350
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
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
1680 1745 1855
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.86% 25.43% 25.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1368 1513 1577
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £22,348 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -30 92 £32,500 -8.45% 7
Cheshire +3 58 £34,500 +38.00% 6
Merseyside +11 17 £23,500 -14.54% 3
Lancashire -12 5 £22,250 -9.18%
Cumbria +5 2 £24,000 -12.72%
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 385 (100.00%) Windows
2 310 (80.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 180 (46.75%) Microsoft
4 177 (45.97%) Active Directory
5 172 (44.68%) VMware
6 138 (35.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 137 (35.58%) Windows 7
8 136 (35.32%) MS Exchange
9 131 (34.03%) Citrix
10 127 (32.99%) SQL Server
11 120 (31.17%) VMware Infrastructure
12 111 (28.83%) ITIL
13 106 (27.53%) Windows XP
14 102 (26.49%) Microsoft Certification
15 100 (25.97%) SQL
16 86 (22.34%) Hyper-V
17 85 (22.08%) MS Excel
18 84 (21.82%) SAN
19 80 (20.78%) MS Office
19 80 (20.78%) Finance
20 75 (19.48%) TCP/IP
21 74 (19.22%) WAN
21 74 (19.22%) DNS
22 72 (18.70%) LAN
23 71 (18.44%) Exchange Server 2007
24 70 (18.18%) Linux
25 66 (17.14%) MCSE
26 65 (16.88%) Exchange Server 2010
27 59 (15.32%) Firewall
28 55 (14.29%) MCP

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 136 (35.32%) MS Exchange
2 71 (18.44%) Exchange Server 2007
3 65 (16.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 54 (14.03%) Exchange Server 2003
5 37 (9.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (4.94%) IIS
7 13 (3.38%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.82%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.56%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.04%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (1.04%) Site Server
11 4 (1.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 4 (1.04%) IBM HTTP Server
12 3 (0.78%) Lync
13 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 85 (22.08%) MS Excel
2 80 (20.78%) MS Office
3 2 (0.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.60%) Sage 1000
2 3 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.42%) Office 365
2 11 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (21.82%) SAN
2 75 (19.48%) TCP/IP
3 74 (19.22%) WAN
3 74 (19.22%) DNS
4 72 (18.70%) LAN
5 59 (15.32%) Firewall
6 50 (12.99%) DHCP
7 42 (10.91%) VPN
8 22 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
9 18 (4.68%) NAS
10 15 (3.90%) Internet
11 11 (2.86%) SMTP
11 11 (2.86%) VLAN
12 10 (2.60%) VoIP
13 5 (1.30%) HTTP
14 4 (1.04%) MPLS
14 4 (1.04%) SSL
15 3 (0.78%) DMZ
15 3 (0.78%) Fibre Channel
16 2 (0.52%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (32.99%) SQL Server
2 45 (11.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (6.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (5.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (4.68%) Oracle Database
7 14 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (2.34%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
10 7 (1.82%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.30%) DTS
11 5 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.30%) Sybase ASA
12 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
14 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 16 (4.16%) Selenium
1 16 (4.16%) Selenium IDE
2 14 (3.64%) LoadRunner
3 12 (3.12%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (2.34%) SilkPerformer
5 8 (2.08%) JIRA
6 5 (1.30%) Ant
7 4 (1.04%) Maven
7 4 (1.04%) SoapUI
7 4 (1.04%) ERwin
7 4 (1.04%) Toad
7 4 (1.04%) Log4j
8 2 (0.52%) NUnit
8 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.52%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.52%) FxCop
8 2 (0.52%) StyleCop
8 2 (0.52%) Moq
8 2 (0.52%) Git (software)
General
1 80 (20.78%) Finance
2 22 (5.71%) Retail
3 17 (4.42%) Telecoms
4 16 (4.16%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.34%) Advertising
6 5 (1.30%) Law
6 5 (1.30%) Banking
7 4 (1.04%) Legal
8 2 (0.52%) Electronics
8 2 (0.52%) Military
9 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 77 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 64 (16.62%) Analyst
3 35 (9.09%) Server Support
4 29 (7.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 28 (7.27%) IT Support
6 26 (6.75%) 2nd Line Support
7 25 (6.49%) Consultant
7 25 (6.49%) Tester
7 25 (6.49%) Software Tester
8 21 (5.45%) Windows Support Engineer
8 21 (5.45%) IT Support Engineer
8 21 (5.45%) Server Engineer
9 20 (5.19%) Server Support Engineer
9 20 (5.19%) Support Analyst
10 18 (4.68%) 1st Line Support
10 18 (4.68%) Windows Server Engineer
11 15 (3.90%) Service Analyst
12 14 (3.64%) Infrastructure Manager
13 13 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support
14 12 (3.12%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (12.99%) .NET
2 33 (8.57%) ASP.NET
3 26 (6.75%) HTML
4 15 (3.90%) Web Services
5 11 (2.86%) WCF
6 9 (2.34%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 9 (2.34%) WF
6 9 (2.34%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.30%) J2EE
8 4 (1.04%) XML
8 4 (1.04%) XSD
8 4 (1.04%) Servlets
8 4 (1.04%) SOAP
8 4 (1.04%) EJB
8 4 (1.04%) JMS
8 4 (1.04%) JAX-RPC
9 2 (0.52%) LINQ
9 2 (0.52%) Ninject
9 2 (0.52%) COM
10 1 (0.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.68%) Clustering
3 12 (3.12%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.60%) Blackberry
6 9 (2.34%) Replication
7 5 (1.30%) iPhone
8 3 (0.78%) CLARiiON
8 3 (0.78%) GIS
8 3 (0.78%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (0.78%) Kindle
8 3 (0.78%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.52%) Statistics
9 2 (0.52%) User Experience
9 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.52%) EPoS
10 1 (0.26%) AS400
10 1 (0.26%) HACMP
10 1 (0.26%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 385 (100.00%) Windows
2 310 (80.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 138 (35.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 137 (35.58%) Windows 7
5 106 (27.53%) Windows XP
6 70 (18.18%) Linux
7 54 (14.03%) UNIX
8 33 (8.57%) Windows 2000
8 33 (8.57%) Windows 8
9 18 (4.68%) AIX
9 18 (4.68%) VMS
10 14 (3.64%) Windows 2000 Server
11 13 (3.38%) Solaris
12 11 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (2.08%) Windows NT
14 7 (1.82%) Windows Vista
15 6 (1.56%) Android
16 5 (1.30%) MVS
16 5 (1.30%) zOS
17 2 (0.52%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (28.83%) ITIL
2 49 (12.73%) Change Management
3 35 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 33 (8.57%) Incident Management
5 27 (7.01%) Change Control
6 25 (6.49%) Web Testing
6 25 (6.49%) System Testing
7 19 (4.94%) Migration
8 18 (4.68%) Configuration Management
8 18 (4.68%) Performance Tuning
9 17 (4.42%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (4.16%) Service Delivery
10 16 (4.16%) Regression Testing
10 16 (4.16%) Automation Testing
11 15 (3.90%) Capacity Management
11 15 (3.90%) Information Security
11 15 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (3.64%) Project Management
13 13 (3.38%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 100 (25.97%) SQL
2 38 (9.87%) C#
3 26 (6.75%) JavaScript
4 21 (5.45%) PowerShell
4 21 (5.45%) T-SQL
5 19 (4.94%) VB.NET
6 10 (2.60%) VB
6 10 (2.60%) Perl
7 9 (2.34%) VBScript
8 7 (1.82%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.30%) C
9 5 (1.30%) Java
10 4 (1.04%) Python
11 2 (0.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 102 (26.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (17.14%) MCSE
3 55 (14.29%) MCP
4 47 (12.21%) MCTS
5 42 (10.91%) MCITP
6 38 (9.87%) CCNA
6 38 (9.87%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (9.09%) Degree
8 31 (8.05%) MCSA
9 29 (7.53%) Citrix Certification
10 24 (6.23%) ISEB
11 21 (5.45%) CCA
12 20 (5.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 19 (4.94%) Security Cleared
14 17 (4.42%) SC Cleared
15 16 (4.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 15 (3.90%) ISTQB
17 13 (3.38%) ITIL Certification
18 10 (2.60%) NCDA
19 6 (1.56%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.79%) SLA
2 25 (6.49%) QA
3 11 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.30%) BS7799
4 5 (1.30%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 177 (45.97%) Active Directory
2 120 (31.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (22.34%) Hyper-V
4 43 (11.17%) vSphere
5 41 (10.65%) VMware ESX
6 40 (10.39%) XenApp
7 35 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 21 (5.45%) XenDesktop
9 18 (4.68%) XenServer
10 17 (4.42%) Terminal Services
11 13 (3.38%) MetaFrame
12 7 (1.82%) VMware Server
13 6 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (1.30%) Terminal Server
15 4 (1.04%) Xen
15 4 (1.04%) ISA Server
15 4 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
16 3 (0.78%) NFS
17 2 (0.52%) VirtualBox
17 2 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (6.49%) SCCM
2 17 (4.42%) SCOM
3 15 (3.90%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (3.90%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (2.86%) SCVMM
5 8 (2.08%) OpenView
5 8 (2.08%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.56%) WSUS
6 6 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 6 (1.56%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (1.30%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.52%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.52%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.26%) MIMEsweeper
9 1 (0.26%) Legato
9 1 (0.26%) Puppet
9 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.26%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 180 (46.75%) Microsoft
2 172 (44.68%) VMware
3 131 (34.03%) Citrix
4 49 (12.73%) HP
5 46 (11.95%) Cisco
6 42 (10.91%) Oracle
7 38 (9.87%) NetApp
8 23 (5.97%) Dell
9 22 (5.71%) Symantec
10 18 (4.68%) EMC
10 18 (4.68%) IBM
11 16 (4.16%) McAfee
11 16 (4.16%) AppSense
12 13 (3.38%) Red Hat
13 12 (3.12%) Avaya
14 10 (2.60%) Fujitsu
14 10 (2.60%) Sage
15 9 (2.34%) Remedy
16 8 (2.08%) Veeam
17 6 (1.56%) CheckPoint
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