Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2003
UK
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 597 478 301
Rank change year-on-year -119 -177 -91
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2003 659 1,082 2,095
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.61% 1.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.77% 2.47% 4.45%
Number of salaries quoted 555 880 1,769
UK median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.37% +4.29%
10th Percentile £24,250 £21,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £32,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year +18.46% -2.99% +3.08%

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 37,270 43,835 47,098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.04% 24.62% 24.79%
Number of salaries quoted 30,142 35,379 39,958
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,100 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +1.27%

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 12 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2003 in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 16 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 12 November 2018. 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 -115 625 £40,000 +11.11% 92
UK excluding London -104 458 £38,500 +18.46% 72
London -82 198 £42,500 - 26
Midlands +46 159 £37,000 +23.33% 11
West Midlands +50 114 £37,500 +19.05% 5
North of England -50 92 £42,000 +41.18% 17
South East -121 78 £36,750 +0.68% 17
East of England +22 52 £42,500 +11.84% 16
South West +4 51 £40,000 +21.21% 5
North West -28 46 £44,014 +46.71% 9
East Midlands +13 45 £33,750 +12.50% 6
Yorkshire -21 31 £38,000 +31.03% 6
Wales +11 19 £30,000 -7.69% 4
North East +4 15 £72,312 +201.30% 2
Scotland -16 7 £27,000 -28.00% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £26,500 -

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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.

1 659 (100.00%) Windows
2 428 (64.95%) Active Directory
3 395 (59.94%) Windows Server
4 391 (59.33%) Microsoft
5 390 (59.18%) VMware
6 381 (57.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 348 (52.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 221 (33.54%) MS Exchange
9 213 (32.32%) VMware Infrastructure
10 205 (31.11%) ITIL
11 204 (30.96%) Cisco
12 200 (30.35%) Office 365
13 198 (30.05%) DNS
14 193 (29.29%) DHCP
15 172 (26.10%) Hyper-V
16 164 (24.89%) Citrix
16 164 (24.89%) Linux
17 156 (23.67%) Windows 7
18 149 (22.61%) Firewall
19 146 (22.15%) Microsoft Azure
19 146 (22.15%) Windows 10
20 133 (20.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 132 (20.03%) WAN
22 124 (18.82%) LAN
23 123 (18.66%) TCP/IP
24 120 (18.21%) HP
25 118 (17.91%) SAN
25 118 (17.91%) SQL
26 114 (17.30%) SCCM
27 104 (15.78%) Microsoft Office

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
1 221 (33.54%) MS Exchange
2 97 (14.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 83 (12.59%) SharePoint
4 70 (10.62%) Exchange Server 2003
5 69 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 53 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2007
7 37 (5.61%) Skype for Business
8 35 (5.31%) IIS
9 20 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (1.21%) Tomcat
11 7 (1.06%) Apache
11 7 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.91%) Confluence
12 6 (0.91%) IBM Domino
12 6 (0.91%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.76%) JBoss
13 5 (0.76%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.61%) CMS
15 3 (0.46%) OpenStack
16 2 (0.30%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 104 (15.78%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (1.37%) Infor SunSystems
1 9 (1.37%) ReMetrica
2 6 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.30%) Rolfe and Nolan
3 2 (0.30%) Sage X3
3 2 (0.30%) Veritas eDiscovery
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.15%) Lawson
4 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 200 (30.35%) Office 365
2 146 (22.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (9.56%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (4.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 28 (4.25%) IaaS
6 25 (3.79%) Cloud Computing
6 25 (3.79%) PaaS
7 23 (3.49%) Mimecast
8 22 (3.34%) SaaS
9 19 (2.88%) GitHub
10 17 (2.58%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.46%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.30%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.30%) G Suite
12 2 (0.30%) Yammer
13 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 198 (30.05%) DNS
2 193 (29.29%) DHCP
3 149 (22.61%) Firewall
4 132 (20.03%) WAN
5 124 (18.82%) LAN
6 123 (18.66%) TCP/IP
7 118 (17.91%) SAN
8 66 (10.02%) VPN
9 62 (9.41%) VLAN
10 50 (7.59%) VoIP
11 38 (5.77%) Wireless
12 37 (5.61%) iSCSI
12 37 (5.61%) Remote Desktop
13 32 (4.86%) IPsec
14 28 (4.25%) Skype
15 25 (3.79%) MPLS
16 24 (3.64%) NAS
17 21 (3.19%) Cisco ASA
17 21 (3.19%) SSL
18 19 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (13.96%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.86%) SQL Server 2005
2 32 (4.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (1.82%) Oracle Database
5 6 (0.91%) MySQL
6 5 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.61%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.46%) DB2
8 3 (0.46%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.30%) Power BI
9 2 (0.30%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.15%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.15%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (4.10%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.52%) JIRA
3 6 (0.91%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.91%) Vagrant
4 5 (0.76%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.15%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.15%) Toad
General
1 88 (13.35%) Finance
2 51 (7.74%) Retail
3 29 (4.40%) Banking
3 29 (4.40%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.88%) Manufacturing
5 18 (2.73%) Legal
6 14 (2.12%) Back Office
7 8 (1.21%) Advertising
7 8 (1.21%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.91%) Billing
9 4 (0.61%) Arabic Language
9 4 (0.61%) Automotive
9 4 (0.61%) French Language
9 4 (0.61%) German Language
9 4 (0.61%) Italian Language
9 4 (0.61%) Law
9 4 (0.61%) Polish Language
9 4 (0.61%) Russian Language
9 4 (0.61%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.61%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 136 (20.64%) Analyst
2 125 (18.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 91 (13.81%) Support Engineer
4 72 (10.93%) IT Support
5 61 (9.26%) IT Engineer
6 55 (8.35%) Support Analyst
7 53 (8.04%) Server Engineer
8 45 (6.83%) Infrastructure Support
9 43 (6.53%) Service Analyst
10 40 (6.07%) 3rd Line Support
11 39 (5.92%) Consultant
11 39 (5.92%) IT Support Engineer
12 38 (5.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 37 (5.61%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 34 (5.16%) Service Desk Analyst
14 34 (5.16%) Windows Engineer
15 33 (5.01%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
15 33 (5.01%) Server Support
16 32 (4.86%) Team Leader
16 32 (4.86%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.52%) .NET
1 10 (1.52%) ADSI
2 9 (1.37%) LDAP
3 6 (0.91%) J2EE
4 5 (0.76%) .NET Framework
4 5 (0.76%) XML
5 4 (0.61%) WinForms
5 4 (0.61%) XMPP
6 3 (0.46%) EDI
7 2 (0.30%) CSS
7 2 (0.30%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.30%) Middleware
7 2 (0.30%) ODBC
7 2 (0.30%) Web Services
8 1 (0.15%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.15%) HTML
8 1 (0.15%) HTML5
8 1 (0.15%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 91 (13.81%) Data Centre
2 69 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (7.74%) Clustering
4 39 (5.92%) Management Information System
5 38 (5.77%) Self-Motivation
6 27 (4.10%) Replication
7 23 (3.49%) Public Cloud
8 18 (2.73%) Computer Science
9 17 (2.58%) Fat Client
9 17 (2.58%) HP StoreVirtual
9 17 (2.58%) Thin Client
10 15 (2.28%) PKI
11 13 (1.97%) Driving Licence
11 13 (1.97%) iPhone
12 11 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.91%) Blackberry
13 6 (0.91%) CMDB
13 6 (0.91%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 5 (0.76%) EPoS
14 5 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 659 (100.00%) Windows
2 395 (59.94%) Windows Server
3 381 (57.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 348 (52.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 164 (24.89%) Linux
6 156 (23.67%) Windows 7
7 146 (22.15%) Windows 10
8 89 (13.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 55 (8.35%) Windows 8
10 53 (8.04%) Unix
11 50 (7.59%) Windows XP
12 28 (4.25%) Windows 2000 Server
13 20 (3.03%) CentOS
14 15 (2.28%) Android
15 14 (2.12%) Solaris
16 13 (1.97%) Mac OS X
17 12 (1.82%) AIX
17 12 (1.82%) Apple iOS
18 11 (1.67%) Ubuntu
18 11 (1.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (31.11%) ITIL
2 133 (20.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 97 (14.72%) Problem-Solving
4 81 (12.29%) Patch Management
5 65 (9.86%) Mentoring
6 59 (8.95%) Kalman Filter
7 54 (8.19%) Service Management
8 50 (7.59%) Disaster Recovery
9 49 (7.44%) DevOps
10 48 (7.28%) Coaching
11 47 (7.13%) Agile Software Development
11 47 (7.13%) Service Delivery
12 46 (6.98%) Change Management
13 45 (6.83%) Migration
14 41 (6.22%) Project Management
15 38 (5.77%) Root Cause Analysis
16 36 (5.46%) Configuration Management
17 34 (5.16%) Analytics
18 31 (4.70%) Web Filtering
19 30 (4.55%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 118 (17.91%) SQL
2 102 (15.48%) PowerShell
3 40 (6.07%) Python
4 26 (3.95%) Bash Shell
5 17 (2.58%) C
6 15 (2.28%) VBScript
7 14 (2.12%) Java
8 12 (1.82%) VB
9 11 (1.67%) C#
9 11 (1.67%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.37%) C++
11 8 (1.21%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.06%) Ruby
13 6 (0.91%) Perl
14 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.15%) R
14 1 (0.15%) VB6
Qualifications
1 103 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 86 (13.05%) MCSE
3 55 (8.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 54 (8.19%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (8.04%) Degree
6 43 (6.53%) CCNA
7 37 (5.61%) MCSA
8 36 (5.46%) ITIL Certification
9 32 (4.86%) MCITP
10 31 (4.70%) Security Cleared
11 28 (4.25%) SC Cleared
12 25 (3.79%) CCNP
13 22 (3.34%) RHCE
14 17 (2.58%) AWS Certification
15 15 (2.28%) CCA
15 15 (2.28%) Citrix Certification
15 15 (2.28%) HNC
16 13 (1.97%) MCP
17 9 (1.37%) HND
18 6 (0.91%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (10.17%) SLA
2 13 (1.97%) GDPR
3 11 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.21%) COBIT
5 7 (1.06%) PMO
6 5 (0.76%) PMBOK
7 4 (0.61%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.30%) HL7
9 2 (0.30%) QA
10 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 428 (64.95%) Active Directory
2 213 (32.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 172 (26.10%) Hyper-V
4 77 (11.68%) XenApp
5 66 (10.02%) vSphere
6 57 (8.65%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (4.10%) Terminal Services
8 24 (3.64%) XenDesktop
9 22 (3.34%) Docker
9 22 (3.34%) Virtual Machines
10 17 (2.58%) Forefront TMG
11 11 (1.67%) VMware NSX
12 10 (1.52%) XenServer
13 9 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (1.37%) vCloud
13 9 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (1.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 7 (1.06%) NFS
16 6 (0.91%) DFS Replication
16 6 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 114 (17.30%) SCCM
2 36 (5.46%) Norton AntiVirus
3 28 (4.25%) SCOM
4 27 (4.10%) Ansible
5 24 (3.64%) Backup Exec
6 16 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (2.43%) SCVMM
6 16 (2.43%) Single Sign-On
7 14 (2.12%) Puppet
7 14 (2.12%) WSUS
7 14 (2.12%) ZABBIX
8 10 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
9 8 (1.21%) NetBackup
10 7 (1.06%) FortiGate
10 7 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (1.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 7 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 7 (1.06%) vCenter Server
11 6 (0.91%) SCOrch
11 6 (0.91%) vRealize
Vendors
1 391 (59.33%) Microsoft
2 390 (59.18%) VMware
3 204 (30.96%) Cisco
4 164 (24.89%) Citrix
5 120 (18.21%) HP
6 81 (12.29%) Red Hat
7 75 (11.38%) Dell
8 69 (10.47%) Symantec
9 53 (8.04%) NetApp
10 52 (7.89%) IBM
11 48 (7.28%) Veeam
12 45 (6.83%) McAfee
13 44 (6.68%) SolarWinds
14 40 (6.07%) Ivanti
15 39 (5.92%) CheckPoint
16 37 (5.61%) EMC
17 34 (5.16%) Oracle
18 27 (4.10%) Avaya
18 27 (4.10%) Forcepoint
19 25 (3.79%) Juniper