Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2003
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 453 296 199
Rank change year-on-year -157 -97 -74
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2003 1108 2177 3740
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 1.15% 1.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.56% 4.60% 6.50%
Number of salaries quoted 905 1842 3271
UK median annual salary £36,000 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.37% +4.29% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,000 £21,750
90th Percentile £62,300 £58,750 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £33,400 £32,500
% change year-on-year -2.69% +2.77% -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 43353 47281 57557
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.88% 24.93% 26.32%
Number of salaries quoted 34936 40123 48503
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £71,250
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 22 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2003 in the UK

Windows Server 2003
Top 15 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 October 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 -158 1057 £36,000 -2.70% 42
UK excluding London -129 744 £32,500 -2.69% 33
London -146 346 £44,500 -1.11% 10
South East -67 239 £37,000 +5.71% 13
North of England -98 197 £29,500 -15.71% 7
Midlands -40 126 £31,500 -3.08% 8
Yorkshire -73 97 £28,500 -13.64% 3
North West -40 94 £31,500 -10.00% 4
West Midlands -56 86 £32,250 -0.77% 6
South West -110 75 £33,000 +1.54% 2
East of England -31 73 £36,000 +0.70% 2
East Midlands +39 40 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Scotland -49 23 £37,500 -
Wales -6 11 £28,500 - 1
North East -30 6 £24,000 -40.00%

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1108 (100.00%) Windows
2 764 (68.95%) Windows Server
3 754 (68.05%) Active Directory
4 708 (63.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 632 (57.04%) Microsoft
6 621 (56.05%) VMware
7 567 (51.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 462 (41.70%) MS Exchange
9 405 (36.55%) VMware Infrastructure
10 403 (36.37%) Cisco
11 387 (34.93%) DNS
12 366 (33.03%) Firewall
13 356 (32.13%) DHCP
14 346 (31.23%) ITIL
15 313 (28.25%) Windows 7
16 299 (26.99%) Citrix
17 284 (25.63%) Office 365
18 265 (23.92%) TCP/IP
19 264 (23.83%) Hyper-V
20 263 (23.74%) WAN
21 254 (22.92%) SQL
22 248 (22.38%) SQL Server
23 243 (21.93%) LAN
23 243 (21.93%) Exchange Server 2010
24 238 (21.48%) HP
25 210 (18.95%) Microsoft Office
26 206 (18.59%) VPN
27 199 (17.96%) SAN
28 192 (17.33%) Windows XP
29 180 (16.25%) Windows 10

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
1 462 (41.70%) MS Exchange
2 243 (21.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 168 (15.16%) Exchange Server 2007
4 140 (12.64%) Exchange Server 2003
4 140 (12.64%) IIS
5 127 (11.46%) SharePoint
6 118 (10.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 74 (6.68%) Skype for Business
8 39 (3.52%) Apache
9 22 (1.99%) Tomcat
10 19 (1.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 17 (1.53%) IBM Notes
12 14 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (1.08%) Mule
13 12 (1.08%) Mule ESB
13 12 (1.08%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.63%) IBM Domino
15 6 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 6 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
16 5 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 210 (18.95%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (1.17%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.18%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.18%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.090%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 40 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.17%) Northgate Housing
3 9 (0.81%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 7 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.090%) Endur
6 1 (0.090%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.090%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 284 (25.63%) Office 365
2 116 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (1.90%) PaaS
6 13 (1.17%) IaaS
7 11 (0.99%) G Suite
8 6 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (0.45%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.36%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.18%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.18%) SaaS
11 2 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.090%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.090%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.090%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.090%) GitHub
12 1 (0.090%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.090%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 387 (34.93%) DNS
2 366 (33.03%) Firewall
3 356 (32.13%) DHCP
4 265 (23.92%) TCP/IP
5 263 (23.74%) WAN
6 243 (21.93%) LAN
7 206 (18.59%) VPN
8 199 (17.96%) SAN
9 116 (10.47%) VoIP
10 106 (9.57%) VLAN
11 101 (9.12%) MPLS
12 86 (7.76%) Remote Desktop
13 74 (6.68%) Cisco ASA
14 55 (4.96%) Wireless
15 51 (4.60%) NAS
16 46 (4.15%) SSL
17 44 (3.97%) Skype
18 41 (3.70%) Cisco PIX
19 40 (3.61%) Internet
20 39 (3.52%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (22.38%) SQL Server
2 93 (8.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 75 (6.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 56 (5.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 27 (2.44%) MySQL
6 15 (1.35%) NoSQL
6 15 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
6 15 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
7 8 (0.72%) MongoDB
8 6 (0.54%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.27%) InterBase
11 3 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (0.90%) AdminStudio
1 10 (0.90%) MSI
2 9 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.63%) InstallShield
4 6 (0.54%) JIRA
5 5 (0.45%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.36%) ERwin
7 3 (0.27%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.27%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.27%) Wise Package Studio
8 1 (0.090%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.090%) Maven
8 1 (0.090%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.090%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.090%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.090%) Subversion
8 1 (0.090%) Toad
General
1 160 (14.44%) Finance
2 62 (5.60%) Retail
3 47 (4.24%) Manufacturing
4 34 (3.07%) Telecoms
5 25 (2.26%) Advertising
6 24 (2.17%) Digital Economy
7 23 (2.08%) German Language
8 22 (1.99%) Law
9 19 (1.71%) Publishing
10 18 (1.62%) Games
11 15 (1.35%) Back Office
12 14 (1.26%) French Language
13 13 (1.17%) Electronics
13 13 (1.17%) Legal
13 13 (1.17%) Marketing
14 9 (0.81%) Local Government
15 6 (0.54%) Banking
15 6 (0.54%) Billing
16 5 (0.45%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 237 (21.39%) Support Engineer
2 208 (18.77%) Analyst
3 162 (14.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 134 (12.09%) IT Support
5 131 (11.82%) Support Analyst
6 100 (9.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 97 (8.75%) IT Engineer
8 89 (8.03%) 2nd Line Support
9 69 (6.23%) 3rd Line Support
10 67 (6.05%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 67 (6.05%) IT Support Engineer
11 64 (5.78%) Server Support
12 62 (5.60%) Infrastructure Support
13 59 (5.32%) Applications Support
13 59 (5.32%) Network Engineer
14 55 (4.96%) Administrator
15 54 (4.87%) Windows Engineer
16 52 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 49 (4.42%) Active Directory Support
17 49 (4.42%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.62%) .NET
1 18 (1.62%) XML
2 15 (1.35%) SOAP
2 15 (1.35%) XSD
3 11 (0.99%) HTML
4 10 (0.90%) Web Services
5 9 (0.81%) JSP
5 9 (0.81%) RESTful
5 9 (0.81%) WAP
5 9 (0.81%) XSLT
6 8 (0.72%) ASP.NET
6 8 (0.72%) JMS
7 6 (0.54%) Java EE
7 6 (0.54%) JSON
7 6 (0.54%) Middleware
7 6 (0.54%) REST
7 6 (0.54%) WSDL
8 4 (0.36%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.36%) Servlets
8 4 (0.36%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 100 (9.03%) Data Centre
2 67 (6.05%) Clustering
3 55 (4.96%) Replication
4 51 (4.60%) Management Information System
5 48 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (3.43%) Computer Science
7 26 (2.35%) Blackberry
8 19 (1.71%) Public Cloud
9 18 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (1.62%) Smartphone
10 14 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
10 14 (1.26%) SWIFT
10 14 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
11 12 (1.08%) Driving Licence
11 12 (1.08%) iPhone
12 11 (0.99%) User Experience
13 9 (0.81%) AS400
14 8 (0.72%) Fintech
15 7 (0.63%) Life Science
16 6 (0.54%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1108 (100.00%) Windows
2 764 (68.95%) Windows Server
3 708 (63.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 567 (51.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 313 (28.25%) Windows 7
6 192 (17.33%) Windows XP
7 180 (16.25%) Windows 10
8 168 (15.16%) Linux
9 148 (13.36%) Windows 8
10 81 (7.31%) Unix
11 50 (4.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 48 (4.33%) Solaris
13 44 (3.97%) Windows 2000
14 42 (3.79%) Windows 2000 Server
15 36 (3.25%) Windows Vista
16 29 (2.62%) Mac OS X
17 20 (1.81%) Android
18 17 (1.53%) AIX
19 13 (1.17%) Apple iOS
20 10 (0.90%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (31.23%) ITIL
2 91 (8.21%) Service Delivery
3 82 (7.40%) CRM
4 76 (6.86%) Service Management
5 71 (6.41%) Mentoring
6 66 (5.96%) Problem Management
7 62 (5.60%) Patch Management
8 57 (5.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 57 (5.14%) Migration
9 52 (4.69%) Change Management
10 47 (4.24%) Incident Management
11 46 (4.15%) Presales
12 45 (4.06%) High Availability
13 43 (3.88%) Project Management
14 41 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
15 40 (3.61%) ITIL V3
15 40 (3.61%) Load Balancing
16 39 (3.52%) Server Virtualisation
17 34 (3.07%) PRINCE2
18 33 (2.98%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 254 (22.92%) SQL
2 172 (15.52%) PowerShell
3 42 (3.79%) VBScript
4 26 (2.35%) Java
4 26 (2.35%) JavaScript
5 16 (1.44%) VB
6 15 (1.35%) Shell Script
7 14 (1.26%) C
8 9 (0.81%) Perl
9 8 (0.72%) C++
10 6 (0.54%) C#
11 5 (0.45%) Python
12 4 (0.36%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.27%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.18%) Ruby
15 1 (0.090%) AWK
15 1 (0.090%) Jython
15 1 (0.090%) Korn
15 1 (0.090%) PHP
15 1 (0.090%) VBA
Qualifications
1 178 (16.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 146 (13.18%) MCSE
3 135 (12.18%) Cisco Certification
4 131 (11.82%) Degree
5 109 (9.84%) CCNA
6 88 (7.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 66 (5.96%) MCSA
8 62 (5.60%) MCITP
9 60 (5.42%) ITIL Certification
10 54 (4.87%) MCP
11 51 (4.60%) CCNP
12 28 (2.53%) Security Cleared
13 24 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
14 20 (1.81%) CCA
14 20 (1.81%) MCTS
15 16 (1.44%) SC Cleared
15 16 (1.44%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
16 14 (1.26%) CCIE
16 14 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
17 12 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (12.36%) SLA
2 29 (2.62%) PCI DSS
3 25 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.90%) QA
5 6 (0.54%) COBIT
5 6 (0.54%) GDPR
5 6 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 5 (0.45%) ISO 22301
7 4 (0.36%) PMO
7 4 (0.36%) SAS 70
8 3 (0.27%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.090%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 754 (68.05%) Active Directory
2 405 (36.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 264 (23.83%) Hyper-V
4 113 (10.20%) vSphere
5 102 (9.21%) Terminal Services
6 101 (9.12%) VMware ESXi
7 98 (8.84%) XenApp
8 41 (3.70%) XenDesktop
8 41 (3.70%) XenServer
9 31 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
10 24 (2.17%) VMware Workstation
11 15 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (1.17%) KVM
13 9 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 9 (0.81%) Terminal Server
13 9 (0.81%) UAG
14 8 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 7 (0.63%) Firmware
16 6 (0.54%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 178 (16.06%) SCCM
2 79 (7.13%) WSUS
3 73 (6.59%) Backup Exec
4 43 (3.88%) SCOM
5 33 (2.98%) vCenter Server
6 28 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
7 27 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
8 19 (1.71%) ZABBIX
9 16 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
10 15 (1.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 13 (1.17%) DameWare
11 13 (1.17%) Perfmon
12 12 (1.08%) EdgeSight
12 12 (1.08%) Nagios
13 11 (0.99%) NetBackup
14 10 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
14 10 (0.90%) XenMobile
15 9 (0.81%) Cisco UCCX
16 8 (0.72%) Failover Clustering
16 8 (0.72%) Malwarebytes
Vendors
1 632 (57.04%) Microsoft
2 621 (56.05%) VMware
3 403 (36.37%) Cisco
4 299 (26.99%) Citrix
5 238 (21.48%) HP
6 104 (9.39%) Veeam
7 89 (8.03%) Dell
8 77 (6.95%) Juniper
9 67 (6.05%) F5
10 61 (5.51%) Symantec
11 58 (5.23%) CheckPoint
12 57 (5.14%) SonicWALL
13 55 (4.96%) Oracle
13 55 (4.96%) Palo Alto
14 45 (4.06%) Apple
14 45 (4.06%) EMC
14 45 (4.06%) McAfee
15 38 (3.43%) Veritas
16 37 (3.34%) IBM
17 36 (3.25%) Red Hat