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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 121 84 97
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +13
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2003 141 203 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.03% 3.11% 2.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.10% 12.45% 10.81%
Number of salaries quoted 121 189 162
Average salary £32,500 £28,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.03% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £21,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £44,000 £41,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
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
1740 1630 1943
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.01% 25.01% 26.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1501 1394 1664
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £57,500 £50,000
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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 -34 79 £32,500 +18.18% 17
Cheshire -12 40 £42,500 +41.66% 15
Merseyside +9 10 £32,000 - 2
Lancashire -7 10 £35,000 +42.85% 2
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 289 (100.00%) Windows
2 247 (85.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 178 (61.59%) Active Directory
4 168 (58.13%) Microsoft
5 149 (51.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 146 (50.52%) VMware
7 142 (49.13%) MS Exchange
8 111 (38.41%) Citrix
9 99 (34.26%) ITIL
10 89 (30.80%) DNS
11 88 (30.45%) Microsoft Certification
11 88 (30.45%) SAN
12 84 (29.07%) TCP/IP
13 83 (28.72%) VMware Infrastructure
14 81 (28.03%) Cisco
15 75 (25.95%) MS Excel
16 74 (25.61%) Windows XP
17 73 (25.26%) Exchange Server 2007
18 72 (24.91%) Windows 7
19 61 (21.11%) LAN
20 60 (20.76%) WAN
21 59 (20.42%) Linux
22 58 (20.07%) Firewall
23 57 (19.72%) DHCP
23 57 (19.72%) HP
24 56 (19.38%) IIS
24 56 (19.38%) Exchange Server 2010
24 56 (19.38%) Exchange Server 2013
25 54 (18.69%) Finance
26 51 (17.65%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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
1 142 (49.13%) MS Exchange
2 73 (25.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 56 (19.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 56 (19.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 56 (19.38%) IIS
4 45 (15.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 21 (7.27%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.77%) Lync
7 5 (1.73%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (1.73%) Lotus Domino
8 4 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.04%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.35%) Apache
10 1 (0.35%) OpenEdge
10 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 75 (25.95%) MS Excel
2 43 (14.88%) MS Office
3 2 (0.69%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.35%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 89 (30.80%) DNS
2 88 (30.45%) SAN
3 84 (29.07%) TCP/IP
4 61 (21.11%) LAN
5 60 (20.76%) WAN
6 58 (20.07%) Firewall
7 57 (19.72%) DHCP
8 45 (15.57%) VPN
9 36 (12.46%) SMTP
10 32 (11.07%) NAS
11 25 (8.65%) VLAN
12 17 (5.88%) Internet
12 17 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (4.84%) Network Security
13 14 (4.84%) VoIP
14 13 (4.50%) iSCSI
15 12 (4.15%) Wireless
16 11 (3.81%) DMZ
17 10 (3.46%) IP Telephony
18 7 (2.42%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 33 (11.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (6.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (2.77%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.69%) MySQL
6 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.35%) InterBase
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.35%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (1.38%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (1.38%) LoadRunner
2 3 (1.04%) SilkPerformer
3 2 (0.69%) MSI
4 1 (0.35%) Selenium
4 1 (0.35%) Selenium IDE
General
1 54 (18.69%) Finance
2 10 (3.46%) Manufacturing
3 7 (2.42%) Advertising
4 5 (1.73%) Retail
5 2 (0.69%) Billing
5 2 (0.69%) Automotive
5 2 (0.69%) Law
5 2 (0.69%) Legal
6 1 (0.35%) Banking
6 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 63 (21.80%) Support Engineer
2 49 (16.96%) Analyst
3 41 (14.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 34 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 27 (9.34%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 23 (7.96%) 2nd Line Support
7 21 (7.27%) IT Support
8 20 (6.92%) Support Analyst
9 19 (6.57%) Server Engineer
10 14 (4.84%) Server Support
11 13 (4.50%) Service Analyst
11 13 (4.50%) Consultant
12 12 (4.15%) Server Support Engineer
13 11 (3.81%) Architect
13 11 (3.81%) Infrastructure Manager
13 11 (3.81%) Senior Analyst
14 10 (3.46%) Team Leader
15 9 (3.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 9 (3.11%) Security Engineer
15 9 (3.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (11.42%) .NET
2 8 (2.77%) EDI
3 3 (1.04%) X-Windows
3 3 (1.04%) Web Services
4 2 (0.69%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.35%) HTML
5 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 50 (17.30%) Clustering
2 19 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.46%) FlexPod
4 9 (3.11%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.08%) Life Science
5 6 (2.08%) Fat Client
5 6 (2.08%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.38%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.04%) EqualLogic
8 2 (0.69%) iPhone
8 2 (0.69%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.69%) SecurID
8 2 (0.69%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.69%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.35%) Statistics
9 1 (0.35%) GIS
9 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.35%) EPoS
9 1 (0.35%) iPad
9 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 289 (100.00%) Windows
2 247 (85.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 149 (51.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 74 (25.61%) Windows XP
5 72 (24.91%) Windows 7
6 59 (20.42%) Linux
7 33 (11.42%) Windows 8
8 23 (7.96%) UNIX
9 9 (3.11%) CentOS
9 9 (3.11%) Windows Vista
10 7 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (2.42%) Apple iOS
11 6 (2.08%) Android
11 6 (2.08%) Windows 2000
12 5 (1.73%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (1.38%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.69%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (34.26%) ITIL
2 46 (15.92%) Migration
3 27 (9.34%) Load Balancing
4 18 (6.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (4.50%) Problem Management
6 12 (4.15%) Service Delivery
7 11 (3.81%) ERP
7 11 (3.81%) Business Continuity
7 11 (3.81%) Time Management
7 11 (3.81%) Kalman Filter
8 9 (3.11%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (3.11%) Change Management
9 8 (2.77%) Project Planning
10 7 (2.42%) Project Management
10 7 (2.42%) Information Security
10 7 (2.42%) Data Management
10 7 (2.42%) Infrastructure Management
11 6 (2.08%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (2.08%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (2.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (17.30%) PowerShell
2 43 (14.88%) SQL
3 32 (11.07%) VB.NET
4 25 (8.65%) Perl
5 16 (5.54%) VB
6 15 (5.19%) C
7 11 (3.81%) VBScript
8 7 (2.42%) VB6
9 4 (1.38%) VBA
10 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.35%) C#
10 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 88 (30.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (14.88%) MCITP
2 43 (14.88%) MCSE
3 32 (11.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 32 (11.07%) MCTS
4 30 (10.38%) MCP
5 29 (10.03%) MCSA
5 29 (10.03%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (7.96%) CCNA
7 17 (5.88%) NCDA
8 13 (4.50%) Citrix Certification
9 12 (4.15%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (3.81%) CCA
10 11 (3.81%) CCNP
11 9 (3.11%) Degree
12 6 (2.08%) NCIE
13 5 (1.73%) VCAP
14 4 (1.38%) SC Cleared
14 4 (1.38%) Security Cleared
14 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.50%) SLA
2 7 (2.42%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.04%) QA
4 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.35%) BS7799
System Software
1 178 (61.59%) Active Directory
2 83 (28.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (13.15%) Hyper-V
4 28 (9.69%) vSphere
5 26 (9.00%) XenApp
6 20 (6.92%) VMware ESX
7 19 (6.57%) XenDesktop
8 10 (3.46%) XenServer
9 7 (2.42%) NFS
9 7 (2.42%) Xen
10 6 (2.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.73%) VMware Server
11 5 (1.73%) Terminal Services
12 3 (1.04%) ISA Server
12 3 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.35%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.35%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 30 (10.38%) Norton AntiVirus
2 24 (8.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 16 (5.54%) SCOM
4 14 (4.84%) Backup Exec
5 13 (4.50%) SCCM
6 10 (3.46%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.04%) MIMEsweeper
9 2 (0.69%) MAILsweeper
9 2 (0.69%) Legato
9 2 (0.69%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.69%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.69%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 168 (58.13%) Microsoft
2 146 (50.52%) VMware
3 111 (38.41%) Citrix
4 81 (28.03%) Cisco
5 57 (19.72%) HP
6 49 (16.96%) Symantec
7 39 (13.49%) NetApp
8 25 (8.65%) IronPort
9 24 (8.30%) Dell
10 17 (5.88%) EMC
11 12 (4.15%) Avaya
12 10 (3.46%) Juniper
13 9 (3.11%) Veeam
13 9 (3.11%) 3PAR
14 8 (2.77%) Oracle
14 8 (2.77%) WatchGuard
15 6 (2.08%) CheckPoint
15 6 (2.08%) McAfee
15 6 (2.08%) IBM
16 5 (1.73%) Intel
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Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits and Exc. On Call
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Pension + Health
Posted: 19 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Slater Gordon
Salary: Excellent benefits and development/progression opportunities
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Next Move IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Company Car or Car Allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Up to £30K bonus, car allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
The Original Factory Shop
Salary: £15k per year + Bonus
Posted: 12 days ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Health Intelligence Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
BABCP
Salary: £18,982 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago