Period
to 22 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2003
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 652 655 454
Rank change year-on-year +3 -201 -167
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2003 477 591 1,183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.35% 0.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.50% 1.55% 2.69%
Number of salaries quoted 358 487 961
UK median annual salary £33,000 £38,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +5.48% +4.29%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £61,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -1.52%

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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 31,892 38,206 44,012
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.93% 22.94% 24.91%
Number of salaries quoted 25,133 30,826 35,547
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,230 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.91% +0.57% -

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows Server 2003 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2003 in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003.

Salary trend for Windows Server 2003 in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 over the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2003 in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 14 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 22 September 2019. 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
England +12 454 £34,500 -13.75% 99
UK excluding London +29 346 £37,500 +7.14% 77
London +18 115 £31,000 -31.11% 24
North of England +45 109 £40,000 +6.67% 16
Midlands -6 98 £32,500 -7.14% 18
West Midlands +1 73 £40,000 +14.29% 13
Yorkshire +41 70 £40,000 +23.08% 10
East of England +80 59 £40,000 +6.67% 9
South East +7 49 £35,000 +13.82% 23
North West +24 39 £33,250 -11.33% 4
East Midlands +23 25 £31,000 -13.89% 5
South West -14 22 £27,500 -8.33% 9
Scotland +9 7 £36,670 +0.47% 1
Wales -3 2 £40,000 +33.33% 1

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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 with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 477 (100.00%) Windows
2 385 (80.71%) Active Directory
3 331 (69.39%) Windows Server
4 318 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 276 (57.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 261 (54.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 240 (50.31%) DNS
8 236 (49.48%) VMware
9 227 (47.59%) DHCP
9 227 (47.59%) Office 365
10 212 (44.44%) MS Exchange
11 161 (33.75%) Cisco
12 146 (30.61%) VMware Infrastructure
13 144 (30.19%) VPN
14 143 (29.98%) Windows 10
15 140 (29.35%) Citrix
15 140 (29.35%) ITIL
15 140 (29.35%) Azure
16 132 (27.67%) Firewall
17 127 (26.62%) SCCM
18 121 (25.37%) Exchange Server 2010
19 117 (24.53%) TCP/IP
20 116 (24.32%) Windows 7
21 111 (23.27%) Hyper-V
22 109 (22.85%) WAN
23 105 (22.01%) Microsoft Office
24 104 (21.80%) Exchange Server 2013
25 103 (21.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 103 (21.59%) LAN
26 97 (20.34%) SQL Server

Windows Server 2003
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 212 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 121 (25.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 104 (21.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 57 (11.95%) Exchange Server 2003
5 52 (10.90%) Skype for Business
6 41 (8.60%) SharePoint
7 34 (7.13%) IIS
8 33 (6.92%) Exchange Server 2007
9 21 (4.40%) IBM Notes
10 8 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (1.47%) IBM Domino
11 7 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.63%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.21%) Apache
13 1 (0.21%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.21%) JBoss
13 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 105 (22.01%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (5.03%) MS Visio
3 19 (3.98%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (3.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (3.14%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (2.52%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.21%) ArchiCAD
8 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.21%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.21%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.21%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.21%) Pegasus Opera
2 1 (0.21%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 227 (47.59%) Office 365
2 140 (29.35%) Azure
3 36 (7.55%) Azure Active Directory
4 23 (4.82%) SaaS
5 18 (3.77%) AWS
6 16 (3.35%) OneDrive
7 14 (2.94%) IaaS
8 10 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (1.68%) PaaS
10 2 (0.42%) G Suite
10 2 (0.42%) GCP
10 2 (0.42%) GitHub
11 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.21%) OpenDNS
11 1 (0.21%) Slack
11 1 (0.21%) Trello
11 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 240 (50.31%) DNS
2 227 (47.59%) DHCP
3 144 (30.19%) VPN
4 132 (27.67%) Firewall
5 117 (24.53%) TCP/IP
6 109 (22.85%) WAN
7 103 (21.59%) LAN
8 69 (14.47%) SAN
9 59 (12.37%) Remote Desktop
10 52 (10.90%) Skype
11 33 (6.92%) Wireless
12 32 (6.71%) VLAN
13 30 (6.29%) Internet
14 26 (5.45%) NetScaler
15 24 (5.03%) MPLS
15 24 (5.03%) VoIP
16 17 (3.56%) SSL
17 16 (3.35%) PBX
18 15 (3.14%) ISDN
18 15 (3.14%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (20.34%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 28 (5.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (5.03%) SQL Server 2016
5 18 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (3.14%) SQL Server 2014
7 13 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (1.68%) Relational Database
11 6 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.84%) MySQL
14 3 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.63%) DB2
14 3 (0.63%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
15 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
15 2 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
16 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.26%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.84%) JIRA
3 4 (0.84%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.63%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.42%) MSI
5 2 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.21%) AutoIt
6 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.21%) Gatling
6 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.21%) JMeter
6 1 (0.21%) Selenium
6 1 (0.21%) Sourcetree
General
1 29 (6.08%) Retail
2 28 (5.87%) Telecoms
3 27 (5.66%) Finance
4 9 (1.89%) Banking
5 7 (1.47%) Electronics
6 6 (1.26%) Aerospace
6 6 (1.26%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.05%) Public Sector
8 3 (0.63%) Marketing
9 2 (0.42%) Law
9 2 (0.42%) Legal
9 2 (0.42%) Social Housing
10 1 (0.21%) Automotive
10 1 (0.21%) Back Office
10 1 (0.21%) Billing
10 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 94 (19.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 81 (16.98%) Analyst
3 75 (15.72%) Support Engineer
4 57 (11.95%) IT Support
5 42 (8.81%) Field Engineer
6 39 (8.18%) 2nd Line Support
7 34 (7.13%) IT Engineer
8 32 (6.71%) Support Analyst
9 30 (6.29%) Technical Support
10 29 (6.08%) Administrator
10 29 (6.08%) IT Support Engineer
11 26 (5.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 25 (5.24%) Systems Administrator
13 23 (4.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 22 (4.61%) Consultant
15 21 (4.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 18 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 18 (3.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 18 (3.77%) Server Engineer
17 16 (3.35%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.77%) CSS
2 16 (3.35%) .NET
3 11 (2.31%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.26%) Ajax
4 6 (1.26%) LDAP
5 3 (0.63%) COM
5 3 (0.63%) SAML
6 2 (0.42%) EDI
6 2 (0.42%) HTML
6 2 (0.42%) Web Services
7 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.21%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.21%) jQuery
7 1 (0.21%) Middleware
7 1 (0.21%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (0.21%) RESTful
7 1 (0.21%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.21%) Spring
7 1 (0.21%) WCF
7 1 (0.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 60 (12.58%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (10.06%) Self-Motivation
3 46 (9.64%) Data Centre
4 33 (6.92%) Management Information System
5 26 (5.45%) Driving Licence
6 24 (5.03%) Replication
7 23 (4.82%) Public Cloud
8 21 (4.40%) iPhone
9 20 (4.19%) PKI
10 19 (3.98%) Blackberry
11 16 (3.35%) CMDB
12 12 (2.52%) PDA
13 6 (1.26%) Smartphone
14 5 (1.05%) Fibre Optics
14 5 (1.05%) iPad
14 5 (1.05%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 5 (1.05%) Xbox
15 3 (0.63%) Clustering
15 3 (0.63%) HP Storage
15 3 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 477 (100.00%) Windows
2 331 (69.39%) Windows Server
3 276 (57.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 261 (54.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 143 (29.98%) Windows 10
6 116 (24.32%) Windows 7
7 59 (12.37%) Windows XP
8 53 (11.11%) Windows 8
9 49 (10.27%) Linux
10 33 (6.92%) Windows Vista
11 16 (3.35%) Windows 2000
12 15 (3.14%) Unix
13 9 (1.89%) Android
14 7 (1.47%) SUSE
15 6 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (1.05%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.63%) AIX
17 3 (0.63%) CentOS
18 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (29.35%) ITIL
2 103 (21.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 94 (19.71%) Problem-Solving
4 66 (13.84%) Change Management
5 65 (13.63%) Patch Management
6 62 (13.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 36 (7.55%) Project Delivery
7 36 (7.55%) Server Management
8 33 (6.92%) Validation
9 32 (6.71%) Service Delivery
10 31 (6.50%) Migration
11 29 (6.08%) Time Management
12 28 (5.87%) Incident Management
13 27 (5.66%) Project Management
14 26 (5.45%) Preventative Maintenance
15 25 (5.24%) Hardware Maintenance
16 24 (5.03%) Continuous Improvement
17 23 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
18 22 (4.61%) Problem Management
19 21 (4.40%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 78 (16.35%) SQL
2 62 (13.00%) PowerShell
3 14 (2.94%) C#
4 9 (1.89%) PL/SQL
4 9 (1.89%) T-SQL
5 8 (1.68%) VB.NET
6 7 (1.47%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.05%) Java
8 4 (0.84%) Python
9 3 (0.63%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.63%) VBScript
10 2 (0.42%) C
10 2 (0.42%) VB
11 1 (0.21%) C++
11 1 (0.21%) Go
11 1 (0.21%) Perl
11 1 (0.21%) R
11 1 (0.21%) Ruby
11 1 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 92 (19.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (11.11%) MCSA
3 46 (9.64%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (9.43%) CCNA
5 40 (8.39%) DBS Check
6 34 (7.13%) MCSE
7 26 (5.45%) CCNP
8 23 (4.82%) Security Cleared
9 17 (3.56%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (2.94%) MCITP
11 13 (2.73%) Degree
11 13 (2.73%) MCP
11 13 (2.73%) Network+ Certification
12 12 (2.52%) DV Cleared
13 11 (2.31%) A+ Certification
14 9 (1.89%) SC Cleared
15 5 (1.05%) JNCIA
15 5 (1.05%) JNCIP
15 5 (1.05%) JNCIS
15 5 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (9.43%) SLA
2 20 (4.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.68%) COBIT
3 8 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (1.26%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.84%) QA
7 3 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.42%) PMO
9 1 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 385 (80.71%) Active Directory
2 146 (30.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (23.27%) Hyper-V
4 59 (12.37%) XenApp
5 49 (10.27%) vSphere
6 41 (8.60%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (2.10%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (1.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 6 (1.26%) BitLocker
10 6 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.63%) Docker
14 2 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.42%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.21%) Firmware
15 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
15 1 (0.21%) NFS
15 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 127 (26.62%) SCCM
2 64 (13.42%) WSUS
3 30 (6.29%) SCOM
4 29 (6.08%) Norton AntiVirus
5 24 (5.03%) Backup Exec
6 16 (3.35%) NetBackup
7 15 (3.14%) SCVMM
8 11 (2.31%) EMC NetWorker
9 9 (1.89%) Nessus
9 9 (1.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 8 (1.68%) Microsoft Intune
11 7 (1.47%) FortiGate
12 6 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (1.05%) Tivoli
13 5 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 4 (0.84%) AirWatch
14 4 (0.84%) Failover Clustering
15 3 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
15 3 (0.63%) Trend Micro Deep Security
15 3 (0.63%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 318 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 236 (49.48%) VMware
3 161 (33.75%) Cisco
4 140 (29.35%) Citrix
5 79 (16.56%) HP
6 65 (13.63%) Symantec
7 50 (10.48%) Dell
8 43 (9.01%) Veeam
9 36 (7.55%) CommVault
10 31 (6.50%) IBM
11 26 (5.45%) SonicWALL
12 21 (4.40%) Meraki
13 20 (4.19%) Lotus
14 19 (3.98%) McAfee
15 18 (3.77%) CheckPoint
16 16 (3.35%) Avaya
16 16 (3.35%) EMC
16 16 (3.35%) Mitel
16 16 (3.35%) Siemens
17 15 (3.14%) Oracle