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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Rank 153 94 81
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -13
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2003 99 186 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.51% 2.61% 2.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.52% 10.67% 11.40%
Number of salaries quoted 77 172 177
Average salary £30,000 £32,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,300 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £52,500 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
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
1518 1744 1869
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.12% 24.50% 25.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1230 1452 1611
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,250 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -30 61 £30,000 -7.69% 13
Cheshire -23 22 £26,041 -19.87% 3
Lancashire -14 10 £26,125 -8.33% 1
Merseyside -3 6 £37,750 +60.63% 2
Windows Server 2003
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 203 (100.00%) Windows
2 136 (67.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 131 (64.53%) Microsoft
4 127 (62.56%) Active Directory
5 117 (57.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 106 (52.22%) VMware
7 87 (42.86%) MS Exchange
8 78 (38.42%) Citrix
9 69 (33.99%) DNS
10 65 (32.02%) Microsoft Certification
11 58 (28.57%) ITIL
11 58 (28.57%) SQL
11 58 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
12 57 (28.08%) Windows 7
13 54 (26.60%) DHCP
13 54 (26.60%) Cisco
14 52 (25.62%) MS Excel
15 51 (25.12%) SQL Server
16 45 (22.17%) WAN
16 45 (22.17%) Firewall
16 45 (22.17%) Exchange Server 2010
17 44 (21.67%) SAN
18 42 (20.69%) HP
18 42 (20.69%) LAN
18 42 (20.69%) Windows XP
19 40 (19.70%) TCP/IP
20 37 (18.23%) VPN
21 36 (17.73%) Exchange Server 2013
22 35 (17.24%) MCITP
22 35 (17.24%) SLA

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 87 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 45 (22.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (17.73%) Exchange Server 2013
4 34 (16.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 31 (15.27%) IIS
6 30 (14.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 23 (11.33%) SharePoint
8 14 (6.90%) Lync
9 9 (4.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (3.94%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (2.96%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (2.46%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (1.48%) Oracle 9iAS
14 3 (1.48%) Oracle Application Server
15 1 (0.49%) WorkSite
15 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
15 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.49%) OpenEdge
15 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 52 (25.62%) MS Excel
2 30 (14.78%) MS Office
3 3 (1.48%) ProjectWise
4 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.48%) Primavera
2 2 (0.99%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.49%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.39%) Office 365
2 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.48%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.99%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 69 (33.99%) DNS
2 54 (26.60%) DHCP
3 45 (22.17%) WAN
3 45 (22.17%) Firewall
4 44 (21.67%) SAN
5 42 (20.69%) LAN
6 40 (19.70%) TCP/IP
7 37 (18.23%) VPN
8 13 (6.40%) Wireless
9 12 (5.91%) Network Security
10 11 (5.42%) NAS
10 11 (5.42%) VLAN
11 8 (3.94%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (3.45%) Internet
13 6 (2.96%) FTP
14 5 (2.46%) iSCSI
14 5 (2.46%) VoIP
15 4 (1.97%) Cisco Nexus
16 3 (1.48%) Fibre Channel
16 3 (1.48%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (25.12%) SQL Server
2 30 (14.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (9.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (8.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (7.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.96%) SQL Server 2000
7 6 (2.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (2.96%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.46%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.97%) MySQL
10 3 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.48%) Oracle9i Database
10 3 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.99%) DTS
11 2 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.49%) MS Access
12 1 (0.49%) InterBase
Development Applications
1 4 (1.97%) Selenium
1 4 (1.97%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (0.49%) ERwin
2 1 (0.49%) MSI
General
1 33 (16.26%) Finance
2 11 (5.42%) Retail
3 9 (4.43%) Financial Institution
3 9 (4.43%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.96%) Law
5 3 (1.48%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.48%) Advertising
5 3 (1.48%) Publishing
6 2 (0.99%) Billing
6 2 (0.99%) Automotive
7 1 (0.49%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.49%) French Language
7 1 (0.49%) German Language
7 1 (0.49%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.49%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.49%) Legal
7 1 (0.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 42 (20.69%) Support Engineer
2 24 (11.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (11.82%) Analyst
3 23 (11.33%) Architect
4 21 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support
5 18 (8.87%) IT Support
6 16 (7.88%) DBA
7 15 (7.39%) Systems Engineer
8 14 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
9 13 (6.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 13 (6.40%) Team Leader
10 12 (5.91%) Server Engineer
10 12 (5.91%) Administrator
10 12 (5.91%) Citrix Architect
11 11 (5.42%) Consultant
11 11 (5.42%) IT Support Engineer
11 11 (5.42%) Support Team Leader
12 10 (4.93%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 9 (4.43%) Desktop Support
13 9 (4.43%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.93%) .NET
2 6 (2.96%) EDI
3 4 (1.97%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.97%) HTML
4 3 (1.48%) WebCenter
5 1 (0.49%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.24%) Clustering
2 13 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.40%) Data Centre
3 10 (4.93%) Thin Client
3 10 (4.93%) Fat Client
4 6 (2.96%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.96%) Replication
5 5 (2.46%) FlexPod
5 5 (2.46%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.46%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.97%) Life Science
7 3 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.48%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.99%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.99%) Derivative
8 2 (0.99%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.99%) HP StoreVirtual
9 1 (0.49%) Statistics
9 1 (0.49%) EPoS
9 1 (0.49%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 203 (100.00%) Windows
2 136 (67.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 117 (57.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 57 (28.08%) Windows 7
5 42 (20.69%) Windows XP
6 24 (11.82%) Windows 8
7 16 (7.88%) Windows 2000 Server
8 14 (6.90%) Linux
9 8 (3.94%) UNIX
10 6 (2.96%) Windows Vista
11 5 (2.46%) CentOS
11 5 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (2.46%) Solaris
11 5 (2.46%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.48%) AIX
13 2 (0.99%) SUSE
13 2 (0.99%) HPUX
13 2 (0.99%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.99%) Android
14 1 (0.49%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (28.57%) ITIL
2 30 (14.78%) Disaster Recovery
3 20 (9.85%) Migration
4 19 (9.36%) Business Continuity
5 17 (8.37%) Incident Management
6 15 (7.39%) Time Management
6 15 (7.39%) Root Cause Analysis
7 13 (6.40%) ITIL V3
8 12 (5.91%) Change Control
8 12 (5.91%) Capacity Planning
9 11 (5.42%) Service Delivery
10 10 (4.93%) Server Building
11 9 (4.43%) Server Hardening
11 9 (4.43%) Database Mirroring
11 9 (4.43%) Customer Engagement
11 9 (4.43%) Service Management
11 9 (4.43%) Risk Management
12 8 (3.94%) Problem Management
12 8 (3.94%) Performance Monitoring
13 7 (3.45%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (28.57%) SQL
2 20 (9.85%) PowerShell
3 9 (4.43%) T-SQL
4 8 (3.94%) VBScript
5 7 (3.45%) VB
6 6 (2.96%) C#
7 5 (2.46%) C
7 5 (2.46%) VBA
8 4 (1.97%) VB6
8 4 (1.97%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.97%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.48%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.48%) Prolog
10 2 (0.99%) AWK
10 2 (0.99%) Python
10 2 (0.99%) Perl
10 2 (0.99%) sed
Qualifications
1 65 (32.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (17.24%) MCITP
3 23 (11.33%) MCSE
4 22 (10.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 21 (10.34%) Degree
6 20 (9.85%) MCTS
6 20 (9.85%) CCA
6 20 (9.85%) Citrix Certification
7 19 (9.36%) MCSA
8 16 (7.88%) MCP
8 16 (7.88%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (6.90%) CCNA
10 12 (5.91%) CCEE
10 12 (5.91%) NCDA
11 9 (4.43%) CCIA
12 6 (2.96%) MCPD
12 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 5 (2.46%) Security Cleared
13 5 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (17.24%) SLA
2 6 (2.96%) QA
3 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 127 (62.56%) Active Directory
2 58 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (15.27%) XenApp
4 28 (13.79%) XenDesktop
5 23 (11.33%) Hyper-V
6 22 (10.84%) XenServer
7 20 (9.85%) vSphere
8 16 (7.88%) Terminal Server
9 13 (6.40%) VMware ESX
10 9 (4.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (2.46%) Terminal Services
12 4 (1.97%) VMware Server
12 4 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.49%) SRDF
13 1 (0.49%) Cronacle
13 1 (0.49%) Xen
13 1 (0.49%) NFS
13 1 (0.49%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 17 (8.37%) SCCM
1 17 (8.37%) Backup Exec
2 15 (7.39%) SCOM
3 8 (3.94%) WSUS
4 4 (1.97%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.48%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.48%) HP SIM
5 3 (1.48%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.99%) EMC Navisphere
6 2 (0.99%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.99%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.99%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.49%) SnapMirror
7 1 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.49%) LiteSpeed
7 1 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.49%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.49%) Legato
Vendors
1 131 (64.53%) Microsoft
2 106 (52.22%) VMware
3 78 (38.42%) Citrix
4 54 (26.60%) Cisco
5 42 (20.69%) HP
6 29 (14.29%) NetApp
7 23 (11.33%) Dell
8 19 (9.36%) Symantec
8 19 (9.36%) Oracle
9 12 (5.91%) AppSense
10 9 (4.43%) Veeam
11 7 (3.45%) SAP
12 6 (2.96%) Intel
12 6 (2.96%) IBM
13 5 (2.46%) EMC
13 5 (2.46%) Red Hat
13 5 (2.46%) Apple
14 4 (1.97%) McAfee
14 4 (1.97%) Sophos
14 4 (1.97%) CommVault
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