Period
to 20 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Windows Server 2003 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2003 over the 6 months to 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2003
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 570 548 505
Rank change year-on-year -22 -43 -17
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2003 85 201 406
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.18% 0.33% 0.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.84% 1.45% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 65 147 352
10th Percentile £22,000 £23,050 £24,000
25th Percentile £30,750 £31,000 £30,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £36,050 £41,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.91% -12.07% +26.15%
75th Percentile £42,500 £43,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £47,300 £50,775 £62,500
UK median annual salary £36,750 £35,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -15.66% +18.57%

Windows Server 2003 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 10,072 13,907 20,072
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.44% 22.64% 23.89%
Number of salaries quoted 8,116 11,322 15,729
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,750 £24,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,381 £55,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Windows Server 2003 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2003 in the UK excluding London

Windows Server 2003
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Windows Server 2003 in the UK excluding London

Windows Server 2003
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2003 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2003 in the UK excluding London

Windows Server 2003
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 20 April 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North of England +15 21 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Midlands +3 21 £33,750 -3.57% 1
South East +8 16 £45,500 +26.21% 7
South West +18 15 £34,000 -4.23% 1
West Midlands +6 14 £31,250 -10.71% 1
North West +25 10 £40,000 +14.29%
Yorkshire +2 10 £33,000 -2.94% 1
East Midlands -1 7 £33,750 +8.87%
Wales +36 6 £33,750 -5.59%
Scotland +9 5 £23,000 -42.50%
East of England +42 1 - -
North East +10 1 £45,000 -37.77%
Windows Server 2003
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 85 (100.00%) Windows
2 61 (71.76%) Windows Server
3 58 (68.24%) Active Directory
4 56 (65.88%) Microsoft
5 52 (61.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (56.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 47 (55.29%) VMware
8 38 (44.71%) Microsoft 365
9 35 (41.18%) Windows 7
10 33 (38.82%) Firewall
11 32 (37.65%) Windows Server 2016
12 28 (32.94%) MS Exchange
13 26 (30.59%) DNS
13 26 (30.59%) Windows 10
13 26 (30.59%) VMware Infrastructure
14 24 (28.24%) Azure
14 24 (28.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 23 (27.06%) SQL Server
16 22 (25.88%) Exchange Server 2010
17 21 (24.71%) Windows 8
17 21 (24.71%) Data Centre
17 21 (24.71%) Citrix
18 20 (23.53%) HP
18 20 (23.53%) DHCP
19 19 (22.35%) Windows Server 2019
19 19 (22.35%) PowerShell
20 18 (21.18%) Microsoft Clustering
20 18 (21.18%) Migration
21 17 (20.00%) SQL
21 17 (20.00%) ITIL

Windows Server 2003
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (32.94%) MS Exchange
2 22 (25.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (15.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 13 (15.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (12.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (10.59%) SharePoint
6 8 (9.41%) IIS
7 6 (7.06%) nginx
8 1 (1.18%) MS Project Server
8 1 (1.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (10.59%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (7.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (7.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 38 (44.71%) Microsoft 365
2 24 (28.24%) Azure
3 9 (10.59%) AWS
4 8 (9.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.35%) IaaS
5 2 (2.35%) OneDrive
5 2 (2.35%) PaaS
6 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (38.82%) Firewall
2 26 (30.59%) DNS
3 20 (23.53%) DHCP
4 15 (17.65%) LAN
4 15 (17.65%) WAN
5 14 (16.47%) TCP/IP
6 13 (15.29%) SAN
7 12 (14.12%) VPN
8 8 (9.41%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (7.06%) Asterisk PBX
9 6 (7.06%) Reverse Proxy
9 6 (7.06%) VLAN
10 4 (4.71%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (2.35%) MPLS
11 2 (2.35%) NAS
11 2 (2.35%) Skype
12 1 (1.18%) ADSL
12 1 (1.18%) DMZ
12 1 (1.18%) SMTP
12 1 (1.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (27.06%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.06%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
General
1 7 (8.24%) Finance
2 1 (1.18%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.18%) Legal
2 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (27.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (16.47%) Analyst
3 13 (15.29%) Support Engineer
4 9 (10.59%) Administrator
4 9 (10.59%) IT Engineer
4 9 (10.59%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (10.59%) Server Engineer
4 9 (10.59%) Support Analyst
5 7 (8.24%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (8.24%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 7 (8.24%) Consultant
5 7 (8.24%) IT Support
5 7 (8.24%) IT Support Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Data Analyst
6 6 (7.06%) Project Consultant
6 6 (7.06%) Server Administrator
6 6 (7.06%) Software Analyst
6 6 (7.06%) Software Support Analyst
6 6 (7.06%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.18%) .NET
1 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (24.71%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.59%) Clustering
3 8 (9.41%) PKI
4 7 (8.24%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.71%) Replication
6 2 (2.35%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.35%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (1.18%) BYOD
7 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.18%) EPoS
7 1 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.18%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 85 (100.00%) Windows
2 61 (71.76%) Windows Server
3 52 (61.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (56.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (41.18%) Windows 7
6 32 (37.65%) Windows Server 2016
7 26 (30.59%) Windows 10
8 21 (24.71%) Windows 8
9 19 (22.35%) Windows Server 2019
10 16 (18.82%) Windows XP
11 8 (9.41%) Windows Vista
12 7 (8.24%) Windows 2000 Server
13 6 (7.06%) Linux
14 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 18 (21.18%) Migration
3 17 (20.00%) ITIL
4 14 (16.47%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (16.47%) Storage Management
5 13 (15.29%) Change Management
6 9 (10.59%) Change Control
6 9 (10.59%) Mentoring
7 8 (9.41%) Server Building
7 8 (9.41%) Server Management
7 8 (9.41%) Task Automation
8 7 (8.24%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (8.24%) Data Centre Operations
9 6 (7.06%) Data Analysis
9 6 (7.06%) Network Design
9 6 (7.06%) Ticket Management
9 6 (7.06%) Time Management
10 5 (5.88%) Proactive Management
10 5 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (4.71%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.35%) PowerShell
2 17 (20.00%) SQL
3 4 (4.71%) VB
4 3 (3.53%) VBScript
5 2 (2.35%) C
6 1 (1.18%) C#
6 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (16.47%) Security Cleared
2 13 (15.29%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (9.41%) MCSE
5 6 (7.06%) CCNA
5 6 (7.06%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.71%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.18%) HPE ATP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.12%) SLA
2 2 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 58 (68.24%) Active Directory
2 26 (30.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (14.12%) Hyper-V
4 9 (10.59%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (9.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 6 (7.06%) XenApp
7 5 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (2.35%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.18%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.18%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (21.18%) Microsoft Clustering
2 15 (17.65%) SCCM
3 14 (16.47%) WSUS
4 11 (12.94%) NetBackup
5 10 (11.76%) SCVMM
6 8 (9.41%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (8.24%) SCOrch
7 7 (8.24%) vCenter Server
8 6 (7.06%) HAProxy
8 6 (7.06%) HP Data Protector
8 6 (7.06%) Nagios
9 5 (5.88%) SCOM
10 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (3.53%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (3.53%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (3.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (1.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 56 (65.88%) Microsoft
2 47 (55.29%) VMware
3 21 (24.71%) Citrix
4 20 (23.53%) HP
5 13 (15.29%) Cisco
6 11 (12.94%) Symantec
6 11 (12.94%) Veritas
7 10 (11.76%) Meraki
8 9 (10.59%) Lumension
8 9 (10.59%) McAfee
9 8 (9.41%) Dell
9 8 (9.41%) Oracle
10 6 (7.06%) CheckPoint
10 6 (7.06%) SonicWALL
11 5 (5.88%) IBM
11 5 (5.88%) Veeam
12 3 (3.53%) EMC
12 3 (3.53%) Sun
12 3 (3.53%) WatchGuard
13 2 (2.35%) Dell Compellent