Period
to 23 August 2017

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 23 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2003
UK
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 429 260 167
Rank change year-on-year -169 -93 -43
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2003 1243 2530 4238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 1.29% 1.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.85% 5.06% 7.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1010 2160 3659
UK median annual salary £37,500 £35,688 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.08% -0.87% +2.86%
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +1.54%

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 43666 49985 57304
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.81% 25.40% 26.46%
Number of salaries quoted 35478 42644 48118
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.38%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

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 23 August 2017.

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 23 August 2017. 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 -152 1174 £37,500 +3.02% 59
UK excluding London -119 860 £32,500 - 51
London -162 364 £45,000 - 12
North of England -78 258 £30,000 -9.91% 12
South East -71 245 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Midlands -41 129 £31,500 -3.08% 15
North West -42 127 £32,500 +4.84% 8
Yorkshire -56 127 £28,500 -13.64% 3
West Midlands -37 99 £30,000 -14.29% 11
South West -130 97 £32,500 +1.56% 7
East of England -63 80 £42,500 +28.30% 6
East Midlands -7 30 £41,250 +28.91% 4
Wales -5 26 £35,250 +23.68%
Scotland -28 24 £25,500 -27.14% 3
North East -16 5 £27,500 -21.43% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 1243 (100.00%) Windows
2 859 (69.11%) Windows Server
3 842 (67.74%) Active Directory
4 803 (64.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 691 (55.59%) VMware
6 672 (54.06%) Microsoft
7 629 (50.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 502 (40.39%) MS Exchange
9 441 (35.48%) DNS
10 437 (35.16%) VMware Infrastructure
11 431 (34.67%) Cisco
12 413 (33.23%) Firewall
13 392 (31.54%) DHCP
14 389 (31.30%) ITIL
15 320 (25.74%) Citrix
16 304 (24.46%) Windows 7
17 295 (23.73%) Office 365
18 292 (23.49%) Hyper-V
19 279 (22.45%) SQL Server
20 276 (22.20%) TCP/IP
21 273 (21.96%) WAN
22 264 (21.24%) SQL
23 257 (20.68%) Exchange Server 2010
24 253 (20.35%) LAN
25 248 (19.95%) HP
26 243 (19.55%) SAN
27 234 (18.83%) Microsoft Office
28 224 (18.02%) Windows XP
29 214 (17.22%) VPN
30 206 (16.57%) Linux

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
1 502 (40.39%) MS Exchange
2 257 (20.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 167 (13.44%) IIS
4 164 (13.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 160 (12.87%) SharePoint
6 146 (11.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 131 (10.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 82 (6.60%) Skype for Business
9 44 (3.54%) Apache
10 23 (1.85%) Tomcat
11 21 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 20 (1.61%) IBM Notes
13 14 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
14 13 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
15 11 (0.88%) SAS
16 9 (0.72%) IBM Domino
17 8 (0.64%) Mule
17 8 (0.64%) Mule ESB
17 8 (0.64%) OpenStack
17 8 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 234 (18.83%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 19 (1.53%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.24%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.24%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 32 (2.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.64%) Northgate Housing
3 8 (0.64%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.080%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.080%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.080%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.080%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 295 (23.73%) Office 365
2 105 (8.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (6.11%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (1.85%) PaaS
5 18 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (1.21%) IaaS
7 11 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.48%) G Suite
9 5 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.40%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (0.32%) SaaS
11 2 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.080%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.080%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 441 (35.48%) DNS
2 413 (33.23%) Firewall
3 392 (31.54%) DHCP
4 276 (22.20%) TCP/IP
5 273 (21.96%) WAN
6 253 (20.35%) LAN
7 243 (19.55%) SAN
8 214 (17.22%) VPN
9 123 (9.90%) VoIP
10 116 (9.33%) MPLS
11 115 (9.25%) VLAN
12 97 (7.80%) Remote Desktop
13 70 (5.63%) Cisco ASA
14 58 (4.67%) Wireless
15 57 (4.59%) Skype
16 52 (4.18%) Internet
17 42 (3.38%) NAS
18 41 (3.30%) Network Security
19 40 (3.22%) Cisco PIX
20 38 (3.06%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (22.45%) SQL Server
2 105 (8.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 103 (8.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 55 (4.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 33 (2.65%) MySQL
6 26 (2.09%) SQL Server 2000
7 20 (1.61%) NoSQL
8 15 (1.21%) MongoDB
9 12 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
11 10 (0.80%) Big Data
12 9 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
13 8 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
14 6 (0.48%) Hadoop
15 5 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
16 4 (0.32%) Essbase
16 4 (0.32%) Oracle Database
17 3 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
18 2 (0.16%) InterBase
Development Applications
1 24 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (0.80%) AdminStudio
2 10 (0.80%) MSI
3 8 (0.64%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.56%) InstallShield
5 6 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (0.48%) TeamCity
5 6 (0.48%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.32%) JIRA
7 3 (0.24%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.24%) Wise Package Studio
8 2 (0.16%) Maven
8 2 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.16%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.080%) AppScan
9 1 (0.080%) Introscope
9 1 (0.080%) Paros
9 1 (0.080%) Subversion
9 1 (0.080%) Toad
9 1 (0.080%) WebScarab
General
1 173 (13.92%) Finance
2 59 (4.75%) Retail
3 51 (4.10%) Manufacturing
4 44 (3.54%) Telecoms
5 34 (2.74%) Digital Economy
6 27 (2.17%) Advertising
7 26 (2.09%) German Language
8 22 (1.77%) Marketing
9 21 (1.69%) Back Office
10 20 (1.61%) Games
11 19 (1.53%) Law
12 15 (1.21%) Electronics
13 14 (1.13%) Publishing
14 13 (1.05%) Banking
15 12 (0.97%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.97%) French Language
16 9 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.56%) Legal
18 4 (0.32%) Billing
18 4 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 284 (22.85%) Support Engineer
2 195 (15.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 190 (15.29%) Analyst
4 154 (12.39%) IT Support
5 127 (10.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 117 (9.41%) Support Analyst
7 113 (9.09%) IT Engineer
8 99 (7.96%) 2nd Line Support
9 86 (6.92%) 3rd Line Support
10 83 (6.68%) IT Support Engineer
11 81 (6.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 81 (6.52%) Windows Engineer
12 80 (6.44%) Server Support
13 74 (5.95%) Server Engineer
14 71 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support
15 70 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 67 (5.39%) Network Engineer
17 61 (4.91%) Active Directory Support
18 60 (4.83%) Administrator
19 59 (4.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (2.90%) .NET
2 21 (1.69%) XML
3 19 (1.53%) Web Services
4 17 (1.37%) HTML
5 13 (1.05%) .NET Framework
6 10 (0.80%) ASP.NET
7 9 (0.72%) SOAP
7 9 (0.72%) WAP
7 9 (0.72%) XSD
8 8 (0.64%) Middleware
9 7 (0.56%) 802.1X
10 6 (0.48%) JSP
10 6 (0.48%) RESTful
10 6 (0.48%) XSLT
11 5 (0.40%) COM+
11 5 (0.40%) JMS
11 5 (0.40%) ODBC
11 5 (0.40%) OpenVZ
11 5 (0.40%) WebSphere MQ
12 4 (0.32%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 118 (9.49%) Data Centre
2 75 (6.03%) Replication
3 65 (5.23%) Clustering
4 48 (3.86%) Management Information System
5 47 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
6 43 (3.46%) Computer Science
7 28 (2.25%) Blackberry
8 23 (1.85%) Smartphone
9 21 (1.69%) Driving Licence
10 14 (1.13%) HP Storage
10 14 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
11 12 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
11 12 (0.97%) iPad
11 12 (0.97%) Public Cloud
12 11 (0.88%) CMDB
13 10 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
13 10 (0.80%) HP StoreVirtual
13 10 (0.80%) iPhone
14 9 (0.72%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1243 (100.00%) Windows
2 859 (69.11%) Windows Server
3 803 (64.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 629 (50.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 304 (24.46%) Windows 7
6 224 (18.02%) Windows XP
7 206 (16.57%) Linux
8 142 (11.42%) Windows 10
9 140 (11.26%) Windows 8
10 89 (7.16%) Unix
11 58 (4.67%) Windows 2000
12 54 (4.34%) Windows Vista
13 53 (4.26%) Solaris
14 45 (3.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 45 (3.62%) Windows 2000 Server
15 23 (1.85%) Android
15 23 (1.85%) Mac OS X
16 16 (1.29%) Mac OS
17 14 (1.13%) Apple iOS
18 13 (1.05%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (31.30%) ITIL
2 106 (8.53%) Service Delivery
3 86 (6.92%) Service Management
4 81 (6.52%) Mentoring
5 68 (5.47%) High Availability
6 65 (5.23%) Migration
7 62 (4.99%) Problem Management
8 58 (4.67%) CRM
9 57 (4.59%) Change Management
10 53 (4.26%) Kalman Filter
11 49 (3.94%) Project Management
12 46 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
12 46 (3.70%) Server Virtualisation
13 45 (3.62%) Configuration Management
13 45 (3.62%) Presales
14 42 (3.38%) Risk Management
15 41 (3.30%) Information Security
15 41 (3.30%) ITIL V3
16 39 (3.14%) Coaching
17 38 (3.06%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 264 (21.24%) SQL
2 167 (13.44%) PowerShell
3 48 (3.86%) VBScript
4 40 (3.22%) Java
5 37 (2.98%) VB
6 28 (2.25%) JavaScript
7 23 (1.85%) C
8 21 (1.69%) C++
9 17 (1.37%) Perl
10 13 (1.05%) C#
11 12 (0.97%) Bash Shell
12 11 (0.88%) Shell Script
13 9 (0.72%) Ruby
14 8 (0.64%) Python
15 4 (0.32%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.16%) AWK
17 1 (0.080%) ABAP
17 1 (0.080%) Jython
17 1 (0.080%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.080%) VBA
Qualifications
1 198 (15.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 156 (12.55%) MCSE
3 155 (12.47%) Degree
4 151 (12.15%) Cisco Certification
5 130 (10.46%) CCNA
6 84 (6.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 80 (6.44%) MCSA
8 73 (5.87%) ITIL Certification
9 66 (5.31%) MCP
10 65 (5.23%) CCNP
10 65 (5.23%) MCITP
11 52 (4.18%) Security Cleared
12 37 (2.98%) SC Cleared
13 25 (2.01%) Citrix Certification
13 25 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
14 17 (1.37%) CCA
14 17 (1.37%) MCTS
14 17 (1.37%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
15 16 (1.29%) HND
16 14 (1.13%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (12.71%) SLA
2 28 (2.25%) PCI DSS
3 27 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 6 (0.48%) ISO 22301
6 5 (0.40%) QA
7 4 (0.32%) PMO
7 4 (0.32%) SAS 70
8 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.16%) GDPR
9 2 (0.16%) SSAE 16
10 1 (0.080%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 842 (67.74%) Active Directory
2 437 (35.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 292 (23.49%) Hyper-V
4 136 (10.94%) VMware ESXi
5 133 (10.70%) vSphere
6 114 (9.17%) XenApp
7 113 (9.09%) Terminal Services
8 44 (3.54%) XenDesktop
9 34 (2.74%) XenServer
10 30 (2.41%) VMware Workstation
11 28 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
12 23 (1.85%) KVM
13 19 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
14 12 (0.97%) Terminal Server
15 10 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 10 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
15 10 (0.80%) UAG
16 9 (0.72%) Firmware
16 9 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
16 9 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 140 (11.26%) SCCM
2 87 (7.00%) WSUS
3 58 (4.67%) Backup Exec
4 46 (3.70%) vCenter Server
5 35 (2.82%) Norton AntiVirus
5 35 (2.82%) SCOM
6 33 (2.65%) Microsoft Clustering
7 19 (1.53%) ZABBIX
8 17 (1.37%) DameWare
8 17 (1.37%) Perfmon
9 15 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
9 15 (1.21%) Puppet
10 14 (1.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 14 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (1.05%) NetBackup
12 10 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
12 10 (0.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 10 (0.80%) Opsview
12 10 (0.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 9 (0.72%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 691 (55.59%) VMware
2 672 (54.06%) Microsoft
3 431 (34.67%) Cisco
4 320 (25.74%) Citrix
5 248 (19.95%) HP
6 99 (7.96%) Veeam
7 90 (7.24%) Juniper
8 88 (7.08%) Dell
9 70 (5.63%) F5
10 68 (5.47%) CheckPoint
11 67 (5.39%) SonicWALL
12 66 (5.31%) Symantec
13 60 (4.83%) Oracle
14 56 (4.51%) Palo Alto
15 55 (4.42%) McAfee
16 48 (3.86%) EMC
17 46 (3.70%) NetApp
18 42 (3.38%) Apple
19 41 (3.30%) IBM
20 38 (3.06%) Blue Coat