Period
to 6 May 2021

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 6 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2003
UK
6 months to
6 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 775 702 627
Rank change year-on-year -73 -75 -26
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2003 108 250 546
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.24% 0.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.63% 1.16% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 73 206 479
10th Percentile £22,500 £24,250 £24,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £30,875 £28,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £36,050 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.02% -9.88% +14.29%
75th Percentile £43,750 £48,438 £53,750
90th Percentile £48,750 £58,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £36,050 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.91% -9.88% +23.08%

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 17,009 21,620 33,882
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.31% 21.16% 23.06%
Number of salaries quoted 13,591 17,649 27,207
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +4.40%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2003 in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2003.

Salary trend for Windows Server 2003 in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2003 over the 6 months to 6 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2003 in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 17 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 6 May 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
UK excluding London -11 100 £35,000 -2.91% 19
England -51 95 £40,000 +10.96% 23
North of England +8 26 £40,000 +14.29% 3
Midlands +4 26 £33,750 -3.57% 4
South East +3 18 £45,000 +24.83% 9
West Midlands -7 15 £40,000 +14.29%
Yorkshire -9 15 £35,250 +3.68% 1
South West -13 14 £34,000 +7.94% 2
East Midlands 0 11 £32,500 -1.52% 4
North West +20 10 £40,000 +14.29% 2
London +28 8 £46,000 +35.29% 4
Wales +30 6 £33,750 -5.59%
Scotland -1 6 £23,000 -60.00%
East of England +12 3 £48,500 +14.12% 1
Work from Home -155 3 £40,000 -46.67% 2
North East +9 1 £45,000 -37.77%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 108 (100.00%) Windows
2 83 (76.85%) Active Directory
3 80 (74.07%) Windows Server
4 78 (72.22%) Microsoft
5 68 (62.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 67 (62.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 55 (50.93%) VMware
8 49 (45.37%) Microsoft 365
9 46 (42.59%) Firewall
10 42 (38.89%) DNS
10 42 (38.89%) Windows 7
10 42 (38.89%) Windows 10
11 40 (37.04%) Windows Server 2016
12 37 (34.26%) Social Skills
12 37 (34.26%) MS Exchange
13 33 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
14 32 (29.63%) Azure
14 32 (29.63%) SQL Server
15 29 (26.85%) DHCP
15 29 (26.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 28 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2010
16 28 (25.93%) Windows 8
17 27 (25.00%) PowerShell
17 27 (25.00%) SQL
18 25 (23.15%) Citrix
19 24 (22.22%) Windows Server 2019
20 23 (21.30%) Data Centre
21 22 (20.37%) ITIL
22 21 (19.44%) VPN
22 21 (19.44%) LAN

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 37 (34.26%) MS Exchange
2 28 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2003
4 13 (12.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (11.11%) nginx
6 11 (10.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (10.19%) IIS
6 11 (10.19%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.70%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.93%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 16 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.85%) Magento
2 2 (1.85%) Sage 300 ERP
2 2 (1.85%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 49 (45.37%) Microsoft 365
2 32 (29.63%) Azure
3 13 (12.04%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (10.19%) AWS
5 3 (2.78%) IaaS
5 3 (2.78%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.85%) PaaS
7 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (42.59%) Firewall
2 42 (38.89%) DNS
3 29 (26.85%) DHCP
4 21 (19.44%) LAN
4 21 (19.44%) VPN
4 21 (19.44%) WAN
5 16 (14.81%) TCP/IP
6 15 (13.89%) Remote Desktop
7 14 (12.96%) SAN
8 12 (11.11%) Asterisk PBX
8 12 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
9 6 (5.56%) VLAN
10 5 (4.63%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (3.70%) NAS
11 4 (3.70%) VoIP
12 3 (2.78%) MPLS
12 3 (2.78%) Skype
13 2 (1.85%) ADSL
13 2 (1.85%) Cisco PIX
13 2 (1.85%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.85%) MS Access
4 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
General
1 37 (34.26%) Social Skills
2 11 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (9.26%) Finance
4 6 (5.56%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.70%) Legal
6 3 (2.78%) Marketing
7 2 (1.85%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.85%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (1.85%) Retail
8 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 26 (24.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (17.59%) Analyst
3 14 (12.96%) Server Engineer
3 14 (12.96%) Support Engineer
3 14 (12.96%) Windows Engineer
4 12 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
4 12 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 11 (10.19%) Administrator
6 10 (9.26%) Consultant
6 10 (9.26%) IT Support
7 9 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (8.33%) IT Engineer
7 9 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 7 (6.48%) IT Support Engineer
10 6 (5.56%) Data Analyst
10 6 (5.56%) Server Administrator
10 6 (5.56%) Software Analyst
10 6 (5.56%) Software Support Analyst
10 6 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.85%) CSS
1 2 (1.85%) HTML
2 1 (0.93%) .NET
2 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (21.30%) Data Centre
2 12 (11.11%) PKI
3 9 (8.33%) Clustering
3 9 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.63%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.70%) BYOD
5 4 (3.70%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.70%) Replication
6 3 (2.78%) iPhone
7 2 (1.85%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.85%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.85%) Symmetrix
8 1 (0.93%) CCTV
8 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.93%) EPoS
8 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 108 (100.00%) Windows
2 80 (74.07%) Windows Server
3 68 (62.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 67 (62.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (38.89%) Windows 10
5 42 (38.89%) Windows 7
6 40 (37.04%) Windows Server 2016
7 28 (25.93%) Windows 8
8 24 (22.22%) Windows Server 2019
9 19 (17.59%) Windows XP
10 14 (12.96%) Linux
11 8 (7.41%) Windows Vista
12 7 (6.48%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (3.70%) Mac OS X
14 3 (2.78%) Android
15 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (26.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 22 (20.37%) ITIL
3 18 (16.67%) Change Management
3 18 (16.67%) Migration
4 16 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (12.04%) Storage Management
7 11 (10.19%) Task Automation
8 10 (9.26%) Change Control
8 10 (9.26%) Data Centre Operations
9 9 (8.33%) Mentoring
10 8 (7.41%) Server Building
11 7 (6.48%) Network Design
11 7 (6.48%) Server Management
12 6 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (5.56%) Data Analysis
12 6 (5.56%) Service Delivery
12 6 (5.56%) Ticket Management
12 6 (5.56%) Time Management
13 5 (4.63%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 27 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (3.70%) VB
3 3 (2.78%) VBScript
4 2 (1.85%) C
5 1 (0.93%) C#
5 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (12.04%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.33%) MCSE
4 5 (4.63%) CCNA
4 5 (4.63%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.78%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.93%) Degree
6 1 (0.93%) HPE ATP
6 1 (0.93%) MCITP
6 1 (0.93%) MCP
6 1 (0.93%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.89%) SLA
2 4 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.85%) GDPR
4 1 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 83 (76.85%) Active Directory
2 33 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (12.04%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 11 (10.19%) XenApp
6 8 (7.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 5 (4.63%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (4.63%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (3.70%) vSphere
9 3 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.85%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.93%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (19.44%) Microsoft Clustering
2 17 (15.74%) SCCM
3 14 (12.96%) WSUS
4 13 (12.04%) SCVMM
5 12 (11.11%) HAProxy
5 12 (11.11%) Nagios
6 10 (9.26%) NetBackup
6 10 (9.26%) SCOrch
6 10 (9.26%) vCenter Server
7 8 (7.41%) McAfee ePO
7 8 (7.41%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (5.56%) HP Data Protector
9 5 (4.63%) SCOM
9 5 (4.63%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (1.85%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (1.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 1 (0.93%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 78 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 55 (50.93%) VMware
3 25 (23.15%) Citrix
4 19 (17.59%) Cisco
5 17 (15.74%) HP
6 15 (13.89%) Oracle
7 13 (12.04%) Meraki
8 12 (11.11%) Symantec
8 12 (11.11%) Veritas
9 10 (9.26%) McAfee
10 9 (8.33%) Lumension
11 7 (6.48%) CheckPoint
11 7 (6.48%) Dell
11 7 (6.48%) SonicWALL
12 6 (5.56%) Veeam
13 5 (4.63%) IBM
14 4 (3.70%) EMC
14 4 (3.70%) Ivanti
15 3 (2.78%) ServiceNow
15 3 (2.78%) Sun