Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2003
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 656 574 509
Rank change year-on-year -82 -65 -198
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2003 433 714 1,020
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.45% 0.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.43% 1.93% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 310 607 822
UK median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.75% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £23,250 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £50,250 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,384 £40,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -6.54% +23.08% -4.06%

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 30,238 37,016 44,010
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.66% 23.18% 24.49%
Number of salaries quoted 24,133 29,755 35,607
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -

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 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 2019. 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 -75 406 £32,500 -22.62% 79
UK excluding London -53 304 £37,384 -6.54% 66
London -18 112 £31,000 -27.06% 16
North of England +57 105 £40,000 -4.76% 13
Midlands -41 86 £31,000 -19.48% 17
Yorkshire +50 59 £40,000 -2.44% 4
South East -5 52 £34,750 -26.84% 27
West Midlands -35 46 £30,000 -25.00% 6
North West +46 43 £37,500 -18.92% 6
East Midlands -3 40 £31,000 -16.22% 11
East of England +35 28 £40,000 -5.88% 2
South West -25 21 £27,500 -26.67% 4
Scotland +20 10 £36,670 +15.50% 3
North East +5 3 £72,312 - 3
Wales -14 2 £40,000 +33.33%

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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.

1 433 (100.00%) Windows
2 333 (76.91%) Active Directory
3 300 (69.28%) Windows Server
4 281 (64.90%) Microsoft
5 238 (54.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 238 (54.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 211 (48.73%) VMware
7 205 (47.34%) Office 365
8 181 (41.80%) DNS
9 172 (39.72%) DHCP
9 172 (39.72%) MS Exchange
10 142 (32.79%) Windows 10
11 129 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
12 128 (29.56%) Windows 7
13 120 (27.71%) ITIL
14 118 (27.25%) Azure
15 115 (26.56%) Firewall
16 113 (26.10%) Microsoft Office
16 113 (26.10%) VPN
17 111 (25.64%) Citrix
18 108 (24.94%) Cisco
19 101 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2010
20 92 (21.25%) Hyper-V
21 90 (20.79%) Exchange Server 2013
22 89 (20.55%) TCP/IP
23 86 (19.86%) LAN
24 80 (18.48%) WAN
25 78 (18.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 74 (17.09%) Change Management
26 74 (17.09%) SCCM

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
1 172 (39.72%) MS Exchange
2 101 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 90 (20.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 40 (9.24%) Skype for Business
5 24 (5.54%) Exchange Server 2003
5 24 (5.54%) SharePoint
6 21 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 21 (4.85%) IIS
7 18 (4.16%) IBM Notes
8 7 (1.62%) Apache
8 7 (1.62%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.39%) IBM Domino
10 5 (1.15%) JBoss
10 5 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.15%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.46%) Oracle Application Server
12 2 (0.46%) Oracle Spatial
13 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 113 (26.10%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (4.85%) MS Visio
3 16 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (2.77%) Acrobat
5 11 (2.54%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.69%) Pegasus Opera
2 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.46%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.46%) Exchequer
2 2 (0.46%) Line 50
2 2 (0.46%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 205 (47.34%) Office 365
2 118 (27.25%) Azure
3 29 (6.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 24 (5.54%) AWS
5 14 (3.23%) OneDrive
6 13 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.85%) SaaS
8 4 (0.92%) IaaS
9 3 (0.69%) G Suite
10 2 (0.46%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.23%) GCP
11 1 (0.23%) GitHub
11 1 (0.23%) OpenDNS
11 1 (0.23%) PaaS
11 1 (0.23%) Slack
11 1 (0.23%) Trello
11 1 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 181 (41.80%) DNS
2 172 (39.72%) DHCP
3 115 (26.56%) Firewall
4 113 (26.10%) VPN
5 89 (20.55%) TCP/IP
6 86 (19.86%) LAN
7 80 (18.48%) WAN
8 51 (11.78%) Remote Desktop
9 42 (9.70%) Skype
10 35 (8.08%) SAN
11 26 (6.00%) Internet
12 25 (5.77%) VLAN
12 25 (5.77%) Wireless
13 24 (5.54%) VoIP
14 16 (3.70%) NetScaler
15 15 (3.46%) NAS
16 13 (3.00%) Wi-Fi
17 12 (2.77%) SMTP
18 11 (2.54%) WebEx
19 10 (2.31%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (13.86%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 18 (4.16%) SQL Server 2016
4 17 (3.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.15%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.92%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.69%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (0.92%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.69%) JIRA
2 3 (0.69%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.46%) MSI
3 2 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.23%) AutoIt
4 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.23%) Sourcetree
General
1 35 (8.08%) Telecoms
2 34 (7.85%) Retail
3 20 (4.62%) Public Sector
4 13 (3.00%) Electronics
5 11 (2.54%) Finance
6 8 (1.85%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.92%) Aerospace
7 4 (0.92%) Local Government
7 4 (0.92%) Marketing
8 2 (0.46%) Banking
8 2 (0.46%) Law
8 2 (0.46%) Legal
8 2 (0.46%) Publishing
8 2 (0.46%) Social Housing
9 1 (0.23%) Advertising
9 1 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 94 (21.71%) Support Engineer
2 86 (19.86%) Analyst
3 69 (15.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 54 (12.47%) IT Support
5 41 (9.47%) 2nd Line Support
6 36 (8.31%) IT Engineer
7 34 (7.85%) Server Engineer
7 34 (7.85%) Support Analyst
8 31 (7.16%) IT Support Engineer
9 25 (5.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 24 (5.54%) Technical Support
11 22 (5.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 21 (4.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 21 (4.85%) Field Engineer
12 21 (4.85%) Service Analyst
12 21 (4.85%) Service Desk Analyst
13 20 (4.62%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 20 (4.62%) Server Support
14 18 (4.16%) Administrator
14 18 (4.16%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.93%) CSS
2 8 (1.85%) LDAP
2 8 (1.85%) SAML
2 8 (1.85%) Web Services
3 7 (1.62%) .NET
4 5 (1.15%) LAPP Stack
5 4 (0.92%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (0.69%) COM
6 3 (0.69%) Spring
7 1 (0.23%) Ajax
7 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.23%) HTML
7 1 (0.23%) jQuery
7 1 (0.23%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (0.23%) RESTful
7 1 (0.23%) WCF
7 1 (0.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (12.47%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (9.70%) Data Centre
3 34 (7.85%) Management Information System
4 24 (5.54%) Blackberry
4 24 (5.54%) iPhone
4 24 (5.54%) Public Cloud
5 21 (4.85%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (4.39%) Driving Licence
7 16 (3.70%) Replication
8 12 (2.77%) PDA
9 11 (2.54%) Xbox
10 10 (2.31%) iPad
11 8 (1.85%) Smartphone
12 7 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (1.62%) PKI
13 6 (1.39%) CMDB
13 6 (1.39%) Fibre Optics
13 6 (1.39%) Virtual Team
14 5 (1.15%) NHS
14 5 (1.15%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 433 (100.00%) Windows
2 300 (69.28%) Windows Server
3 238 (54.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 238 (54.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 142 (32.79%) Windows 10
5 128 (29.56%) Windows 7
6 55 (12.70%) Linux
7 53 (12.24%) Windows XP
8 34 (7.85%) Windows 8
9 22 (5.08%) Windows Vista
10 21 (4.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (3.93%) Windows 2000
12 13 (3.00%) Android
13 7 (1.62%) Unix
14 5 (1.15%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.92%) AIX
15 4 (0.92%) SUSE
16 3 (0.69%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.46%) CentOS
17 2 (0.46%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (27.71%) ITIL
2 78 (18.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 74 (17.09%) Change Management
4 72 (16.63%) Problem-Solving
5 59 (13.63%) Server Management
6 47 (10.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 45 (10.39%) Patch Management
8 35 (8.08%) Incident Management
9 33 (7.62%) Service Delivery
10 30 (6.93%) Preventative Maintenance
10 30 (6.93%) Problem Management
10 30 (6.93%) Validation
11 29 (6.70%) Agile Software Development
12 27 (6.24%) Project Delivery
13 24 (5.54%) Hardware Maintenance
13 24 (5.54%) Mentoring
13 24 (5.54%) Migration
14 23 (5.31%) Break/Fix
15 22 (5.08%) Proactive Management
15 22 (5.08%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (12.47%) PowerShell
2 52 (12.01%) SQL
3 8 (1.85%) Bash Shell
3 8 (1.85%) C#
3 8 (1.85%) Java
4 6 (1.39%) C
4 6 (1.39%) PL/SQL
4 6 (1.39%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.15%) Go
5 5 (1.15%) Python
5 5 (1.15%) Ruby
6 4 (0.92%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.46%) VB
7 2 (0.46%) VBScript
8 1 (0.23%) C++
8 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 68 (15.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (9.93%) MCSA
3 40 (9.24%) Security Cleared
4 23 (5.31%) Degree
5 21 (4.85%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (4.85%) DBS Check
5 21 (4.85%) MCSE
6 20 (4.62%) DV Cleared
7 19 (4.39%) CCNA
8 16 (3.70%) MCP
9 13 (3.00%) SC Cleared
10 11 (2.54%) CCNP
11 5 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (0.92%) CCDA
12 4 (0.92%) JNCIA
12 4 (0.92%) JNCIP
12 4 (0.92%) JNCIS
13 3 (0.69%) HND
14 2 (0.46%) A+ Certification
14 2 (0.46%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (11.78%) SLA
2 18 (4.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 7 (1.62%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.39%) Actionable Recommendations
6 5 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.92%) COBIT
8 3 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.69%) QA
9 2 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.46%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.23%) GDPR
10 1 (0.23%) GxP
10 1 (0.23%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 333 (76.91%) Active Directory
2 129 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (21.25%) Hyper-V
4 47 (10.85%) XenApp
5 46 (10.62%) vSphere
6 26 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (1.39%) BitLocker
8 6 (1.39%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 5 (1.15%) Docker
9 5 (1.15%) NFS
10 4 (0.92%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.92%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.46%) Oracle Clusterware
11 2 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.23%) Firmware
12 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 74 (17.09%) SCCM
2 56 (12.93%) WSUS
3 26 (6.00%) SCVMM
4 23 (5.31%) NetBackup
4 23 (5.31%) SCOM
5 21 (4.85%) Backup Exec
6 20 (4.62%) Norton AntiVirus
7 17 (3.93%) EMC NetWorker
8 10 (2.31%) Microsoft Intune
8 10 (2.31%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (2.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 7 (1.62%) ZABBIX
11 5 (1.15%) AirWatch
11 5 (1.15%) Ansible
11 5 (1.15%) Kubernetes
11 5 (1.15%) Nessus
11 5 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (1.15%) Puppet
11 5 (1.15%) Trend Micro Deep Security
12 4 (0.92%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 281 (64.90%) Microsoft
2 211 (48.73%) VMware
3 111 (25.64%) Citrix
4 108 (24.94%) Cisco
5 60 (13.86%) HP
6 57 (13.16%) Symantec
7 31 (7.16%) SonicWALL
8 26 (6.00%) Red Hat
9 24 (5.54%) Veeam
10 23 (5.31%) EMC
11 21 (4.85%) CommVault
12 20 (4.62%) Dell
13 17 (3.93%) Lotus
13 17 (3.93%) NetApp
14 16 (3.70%) Adobe
15 14 (3.23%) Oracle
16 12 (2.77%) IBM
16 12 (2.77%) Meraki
16 12 (2.77%) Veritas
17 11 (2.54%) Google