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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
UK
Rank 325 237 138
Rank change year-on-year -88 -99  
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2003 785 1468 2304
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 1.43% 2.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.90% 5.46% 8.11%
Number of salaries quoted 658 1283 1926
Median salary £36,058 £36,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.21% -2.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £58,250
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £33,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -2.98% -4.28%  

Windows Server 2003 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 20146 26882 28419
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 23.71% 26.11% 26.90%
Number of salaries quoted 16930 22626 23763
Median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.21% +1.23%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows Server 2003
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Windows Server 2003 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2003 in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -89 727 £36,500 -2.01% 78
London -99 229 £43,000 -4.44% 20
South East -60 142 £30,000 -15.49% 17
Yorkshire +12 101 £32,500 - 10
South West -53 86 £32,500 +8.33% 2
West Yorkshire +8 65 £32,500 +4.00% 6
East of England -3 58 £40,000 +48.14% 4
North West -49 49 £26,000 -20.00% 10
Berkshire +12 44 £28,000 -20.00% 6
Leeds -4 44 £43,000 +28.83% 3
Cambridgeshire +35 36 £40,000 -9.09% 3
West Midlands -15 31 £33,000 +10.00% 11
Manchester -40 31 £27,000 -28.00% 6
Reading +24 26 £28,000 -20.00% 3
Hampshire -43 26 £38,000 +4.10% 4
Wiltshire -8 25 £32,500 +25.00%
Somerset -9 25 £33,000 -12.00% 1
Wales +12 24 £35,000 +32.07% 2
South Yorkshire +22 23 £32,500 -5.79% 1
South Wales +18 23 £35,000 +32.07% 1
Scotland +7 22 £34,000 -2.85% 1
City of London +30 20 £57,500 +24.32% 4
Buckinghamshire +1 20 £33,000 - 5
East Midlands -10 19 £37,500 +56.25% 3
Cardiff +10 17 £35,000 +32.07%
Sheffield +21 16 £40,000 +15.94% 1
Cambridge +20 16 £45,000 +1.12%
Kent +19 16 £30,000 -14.28%
Surrey -17 14 £37,500 - 1
Peterborough +9 13 £20,500 -44.96% 3

Windows Server 2003
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing Windows Server 2003 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Windows Server 2003.

1 1561 (100.00%) Windows
2 1053 (67.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 986 (63.16%) Windows Server
4 978 (62.65%) Active Directory
5 895 (57.34%) VMware
6 851 (54.52%) Microsoft
7 839 (53.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 636 (40.74%) MS Exchange
9 563 (36.07%) VMware Infrastructure
10 460 (29.47%) ITIL
11 443 (28.38%) Cisco
12 426 (27.29%) DNS
13 413 (26.46%) MS Excel
14 412 (26.39%) Citrix
15 403 (25.82%) Firewall
16 377 (24.15%) SQL Server
17 359 (23.00%) Exchange Server 2010
18 329 (21.08%) SQL
19 325 (20.82%) DHCP
20 324 (20.76%) SAN
21 322 (20.63%) MS Office
22 319 (20.44%) Hyper-V
23 311 (19.92%) Windows 7
24 302 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
25 296 (18.96%) Office 365
26 284 (18.19%) TCP/IP
27 272 (17.42%) IIS
28 265 (16.98%) Linux
29 254 (16.27%) HP
30 243 (15.57%) Windows XP

Windows Server 2003
Top Related 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
1 636 (40.74%) MS Exchange
2 359 (23.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 272 (17.42%) IIS
4 199 (12.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 191 (12.24%) SharePoint
6 173 (11.08%) Exchange Server 2003
7 169 (10.83%) Exchange Server 2013
8 105 (6.73%) Skype for Business
9 37 (2.37%) Apache
10 33 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 27 (1.73%) Tomcat
12 20 (1.28%) WebSphere
13 18 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
14 16 (1.02%) IBM Notes
15 14 (0.90%) IBM Domino
15 14 (0.90%) OpenStack
16 13 (0.83%) ColdFusion
16 13 (0.83%) nginx
16 13 (0.83%) WebLogic
17 12 (0.77%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 413 (26.46%) MS Excel
2 322 (20.63%) MS Office
3 36 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 36 (2.31%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.15%) MS Project
5 6 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.32%) SOLIDWORKS
7 4 (0.26%) Final Cut Pro
7 4 (0.26%) QuarkXPress
8 3 (0.19%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.064%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.064%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.064%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.26%) Maximo
2 4 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.19%) Bankmaster
3 3 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.064%) BPCS
5 1 (0.064%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.064%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.064%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 296 (18.96%) Office 365
2 121 (7.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 98 (6.28%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (1.86%) SaaS
5 16 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (0.96%) PaaS
7 13 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
8 11 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (0.58%) IaaS
9 9 (0.58%) Mimecast
10 7 (0.45%) OneDrive
11 6 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.26%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.19%) Akamai
13 3 (0.19%) G Suite
13 3 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.13%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 426 (27.29%) DNS
2 403 (25.82%) Firewall
3 325 (20.82%) DHCP
4 324 (20.76%) SAN
5 284 (18.19%) TCP/IP
6 210 (13.45%) WAN
7 209 (13.39%) LAN
8 190 (12.17%) VPN
9 99 (6.34%) NAS
10 95 (6.09%) Internet
11 92 (5.89%) VLAN
12 82 (5.25%) VoIP
13 71 (4.55%) iSCSI
14 64 (4.10%) Fibre Channel
15 63 (4.04%) Wireless
16 52 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
17 49 (3.14%) Skype
18 45 (2.88%) Cisco ASA
19 40 (2.56%) MPLS
19 40 (2.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 377 (24.15%) SQL Server
2 134 (8.58%) SQL Server 2005
3 127 (8.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 56 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 41 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 33 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
7 31 (1.99%) SQL Server 2000
8 29 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 23 (1.47%) MySQL
10 22 (1.41%) NoSQL
11 21 (1.35%) MongoDB
12 19 (1.22%) Oracle Database
13 18 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
14 12 (0.77%) Relational Database
14 12 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
16 10 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
16 10 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
17 8 (0.51%) Big Data
17 8 (0.51%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 28 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (1.09%) Jenkins
3 14 (0.90%) JIRA
3 14 (0.90%) TeamCity
3 14 (0.90%) Vagrant
4 6 (0.38%) Toad
5 4 (0.26%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (0.26%) Selenium
5 4 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.19%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.19%) Subversion
6 3 (0.19%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.13%) Maven
7 2 (0.13%) MSI
8 1 (0.064%) AppScan
8 1 (0.064%) Paros
8 1 (0.064%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.064%) Trac
8 1 (0.064%) WebScarab
General
1 213 (13.65%) Finance
2 38 (2.43%) Advertising
3 34 (2.18%) German Language
4 32 (2.05%) Telecoms
5 31 (1.99%) Manufacturing
6 29 (1.86%) Law
7 28 (1.79%) Retail
8 26 (1.67%) French Language
9 21 (1.35%) Back Office
10 20 (1.28%) Banking
11 19 (1.22%) Legal
12 18 (1.15%) Marketing
12 18 (1.15%) Spanish Language
13 9 (0.58%) Portuguese Language
14 7 (0.45%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.45%) Military
15 6 (0.38%) Electronics
16 5 (0.32%) Italian Language
17 4 (0.26%) Aerospace
18 3 (0.19%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 323 (20.69%) Support Engineer
2 244 (15.63%) Analyst
3 214 (13.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 192 (12.30%) IT Support
5 183 (11.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 159 (10.19%) IT Engineer
7 145 (9.29%) 2nd Line Support
7 145 (9.29%) Support Analyst
8 133 (8.52%) 3rd Line Support
9 122 (7.82%) Windows Engineer
10 105 (6.73%) IT Support Engineer
11 98 (6.28%) Administrator
12 92 (5.89%) Server Engineer
13 90 (5.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 89 (5.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 84 (5.38%) Systems Engineer
16 76 (4.87%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 74 (4.74%) Wintel Engineer
18 68 (4.36%) VMware Engineer
19 64 (4.10%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (4.23%) .NET
2 39 (2.50%) HTML
3 33 (2.11%) Web Services
4 23 (1.47%) XML
5 18 (1.15%) .NET Framework
6 14 (0.90%) Regular Expression
7 13 (0.83%) ASP.NET
8 11 (0.70%) Middleware
9 6 (0.38%) CSS
9 6 (0.38%) EDI
9 6 (0.38%) FFmpeg
10 4 (0.26%) CGI
10 4 (0.26%) MAPI
10 4 (0.26%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (0.19%) Classic ASP
11 3 (0.19%) COM+
11 3 (0.19%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 2 (0.13%) COM
12 2 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
12 2 (0.13%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 169 (10.83%) Data Centre
2 109 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 90 (5.77%) Clustering
4 79 (5.06%) Blackberry
5 67 (4.29%) Management Information System
6 66 (4.23%) Replication
7 49 (3.14%) Driving Licence
8 43 (2.75%) iPhone
9 39 (2.50%) Computer Science
10 23 (1.47%) PKI
11 21 (1.35%) Public Cloud
12 18 (1.15%) Private Cloud
13 16 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
14 15 (0.96%) HP StoreVirtual
15 14 (0.90%) HP Storage
15 14 (0.90%) iPad
15 14 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
16 13 (0.83%) Client/Server
17 12 (0.77%) Fat Client
17 12 (0.77%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1561 (100.00%) Windows
2 1053 (67.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 986 (63.16%) Windows Server
4 839 (53.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 311 (19.92%) Windows 7
6 265 (16.98%) Linux
7 243 (15.57%) Windows XP
8 138 (8.84%) Unix
9 108 (6.92%) Windows 8
10 105 (6.73%) Windows 10
11 93 (5.96%) Windows 2000
12 60 (3.84%) Solaris
13 57 (3.65%) Windows Vista
14 45 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 39 (2.50%) Mac OS X
16 33 (2.11%) Mac OS
17 29 (1.86%) Windows 2000 Server
18 23 (1.47%) Windows NT
19 19 (1.22%) Android
20 18 (1.15%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (29.47%) ITIL
2 158 (10.12%) Service Delivery
3 109 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
4 108 (6.92%) Service Management
5 99 (6.34%) High Availability
6 92 (5.89%) Migration
7 83 (5.32%) Change Management
8 81 (5.19%) Change Control
8 81 (5.19%) Project Management
9 73 (4.68%) Problem Management
10 62 (3.97%) Risk Management
11 61 (3.91%) Technical Architecture
12 60 (3.84%) Mentoring
13 58 (3.72%) Information Security
14 56 (3.59%) Load Balancing
15 49 (3.14%) Line Management
16 48 (3.07%) Presales
16 48 (3.07%) Server Building
17 47 (3.01%) Kalman Filter
18 45 (2.88%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 329 (21.08%) SQL
2 211 (13.52%) PowerShell
3 65 (4.16%) Java
4 54 (3.46%) VBScript
5 47 (3.01%) VB
6 44 (2.82%) C
7 35 (2.24%) Bash Shell
8 27 (1.73%) JavaScript
9 26 (1.67%) C#
9 26 (1.67%) Perl
9 26 (1.67%) T-SQL
10 22 (1.41%) C++
11 21 (1.35%) Python
12 19 (1.22%) Ruby
13 8 (0.51%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.45%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.45%) VBA
15 6 (0.38%) PHP
16 4 (0.26%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.19%) VB6
Qualifications
1 302 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 215 (13.77%) MCSE
3 157 (10.06%) Cisco Certification
4 141 (9.03%) CCNA
5 133 (8.52%) Degree
6 96 (6.15%) MCP
7 91 (5.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 87 (5.57%) Security Cleared
9 83 (5.32%) MCSA
10 71 (4.55%) MCITP
11 61 (3.91%) SC Cleared
12 53 (3.40%) CCNP
13 50 (3.20%) ITIL Certification
14 34 (2.18%) Citrix Certification
15 27 (1.73%) DV Cleared
16 26 (1.67%) A+ Certification
17 18 (1.15%) CISSP
18 16 (1.02%) HND
18 16 (1.02%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
19 15 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 213 (13.65%) SLA
2 30 (1.92%) PCI DSS
3 20 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.45%) GPG13
5 4 (0.26%) ISO22301
6 3 (0.19%) QA
6 3 (0.19%) SSAE 16
7 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 978 (62.65%) Active Directory
2 563 (36.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 319 (20.44%) Hyper-V
4 187 (11.98%) vSphere
5 152 (9.74%) XenApp
6 113 (7.24%) VMware ESX
7 78 (5.00%) XenDesktop
8 71 (4.55%) Terminal Services
9 64 (4.10%) VMware ESXi
10 36 (2.31%) Forefront TMG
11 33 (2.11%) Terminal Server
12 32 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
13 31 (1.99%) vCloud
13 31 (1.99%) XenServer
14 21 (1.35%) ISA Server
15 20 (1.28%) KVM
15 20 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
16 15 (0.96%) NFS
16 15 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
17 13 (0.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 143 (9.16%) SCCM
2 81 (5.19%) SCOM
3 79 (5.06%) Microsoft Clustering
4 61 (3.91%) Backup Exec
5 46 (2.95%) WSUS
6 33 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
7 24 (1.54%) NetBackup
7 24 (1.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 24 (1.54%) Puppet
8 21 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
9 16 (1.02%) Nessus
9 16 (1.02%) vMotion
10 14 (0.90%) Packer
10 14 (0.90%) XenMobile
11 13 (0.83%) WMI
12 12 (0.77%) DameWare
12 12 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
13 10 (0.64%) AirWatch
13 10 (0.64%) HP SIM
13 10 (0.64%) OpenView
Vendors
1 895 (57.34%) VMware
2 851 (54.52%) Microsoft
3 443 (28.38%) Cisco
4 412 (26.39%) Citrix
5 254 (16.27%) HP
6 100 (6.41%) Oracle
7 96 (6.15%) CheckPoint
8 93 (5.96%) Juniper
9 90 (5.77%) Dell
10 84 (5.38%) NetApp
11 69 (4.42%) SonicWALL
12 68 (4.36%) Palo Alto
13 67 (4.29%) Symantec
14 66 (4.23%) Veeam
15 65 (4.16%) F5
16 52 (3.33%) Intel Security
17 48 (3.07%) Crossbeam
18 44 (2.82%) Apple
18 44 (2.82%) Blue Coat
19 42 (2.69%) IBM
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Kendal, Cumbria
Itecco
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 6 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £48000 - £53000 per annum, Benefits Company Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Company + Bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + great company
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £18000 per annum + Company Vehicle (Fuel Card)
Posted: Yesterday
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Car
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + perm
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £34000 Per Annum DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Ripley, Derbyshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + healthcare, Training
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £37960 - £38285 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Webrecruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Company Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + perm
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Flexi Time, Pension, 28 days holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Citywire
Salary: up to £23k DOE
Posted: 2 days ago