The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows Server 2012 over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 85 107 -
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 38 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.94% 0.51% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.03% 1.94% -
Number of salaries quoted 30 6 0
Average salary £27,000 £21,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%
Windows Server 2012
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
473 413 519
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.18% 26.41% 24.88%
Number of salaries quoted 378 346 427
Average salary £34,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £64,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Windows Server 2012
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Cheshire region.

Windows Server 2012 Salary Trend in Cheshire

Windows Server 2012
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Windows Server 2012 Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Windows Server 2012
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -1 15 £23,500 -53.00% 4
Runcorn - 4 £46,000 -
Knutsford - 4 £52,500 -
Chester -3 3 £35,000 -30.00%
Crewe +2 2 £24,750 -50.50%
Nantwich - 1 - -
Daresbury - 1 £18,500 -
Windows Server 2012
North West

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2012.

1 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (77.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (74.03%) Microsoft
4 51 (66.23%) MS Exchange
5 40 (51.95%) TCP/IP
6 39 (50.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (46.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 36 (46.75%) Windows 7
8 33 (42.86%) Hyper-V
8 33 (42.86%) DNS
8 33 (42.86%) Active Directory
8 33 (42.86%) MS Excel
9 32 (41.56%) VPN
10 30 (38.96%) MS Office
10 30 (38.96%) Exchange Server 2007
11 28 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
11 28 (36.36%) VMware
12 26 (33.77%) MCTS
12 26 (33.77%) MCSA
13 25 (32.47%) MCSE
14 23 (29.87%) MCP
14 23 (29.87%) DHCP
15 22 (28.57%) MCITP
16 21 (27.27%) Linux
16 21 (27.27%) Windows XP
17 20 (25.97%) SAN
18 19 (24.68%) Finance
19 17 (22.08%) ITIL
20 16 (20.78%) UNIX
21 15 (19.48%) HP

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2012. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 51 (66.23%) MS Exchange
2 30 (38.96%) Exchange Server 2007
3 28 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (7.79%) IIS
6 5 (6.49%) SharePoint
6 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (3.90%) Tomcat
8 2 (2.60%) Lync
9 1 (1.30%) Apache
9 1 (1.30%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 33 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 30 (38.96%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.60%) Office 365
3 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (51.95%) TCP/IP
2 33 (42.86%) DNS
3 32 (41.56%) VPN
4 23 (29.87%) DHCP
5 20 (25.97%) SAN
6 9 (11.69%) LAN
7 8 (10.39%) WAN
7 8 (10.39%) SMTP
7 8 (10.39%) NAS
8 5 (6.49%) Firewall
9 4 (5.19%) ADSL
10 3 (3.90%) Broadband
10 3 (3.90%) Internet
11 2 (2.60%) VoIP
12 1 (1.30%) WLAN
12 1 (1.30%) Network Security
12 1 (1.30%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.60%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (24.68%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (3.90%) Retail
3 2 (2.60%) Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (23.38%) Support Engineer
1 18 (23.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (18.18%) IT Support
3 11 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
3 11 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
4 10 (12.99%) Analyst
5 8 (10.39%) Messaging Engineer
6 7 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 7 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 7 (9.09%) Exchange Engineer
7 6 (7.79%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) Technical Consultant
9 4 (5.19%) Technical Support
9 4 (5.19%) Consultant
9 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 3 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (3.90%) Help Desk Technician
10 3 (3.90%) Team Leader
10 3 (3.90%) Technical Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.39%) .NET
2 1 (1.30%) COM
2 1 (1.30%) CSS
2 1 (1.30%) Web Services
2 1 (1.30%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.18%) Clustering
2 13 (16.88%) Management Information System
3 8 (10.39%) Fat Client
3 8 (10.39%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.90%) EPoS
5 1 (1.30%) CCTV
5 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (77.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (50.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (46.75%) Windows 7
5 21 (27.27%) Windows XP
5 21 (27.27%) Linux
6 16 (20.78%) UNIX
7 7 (9.09%) Windows 8
8 5 (6.49%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.60%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.60%) CentOS
10 1 (1.30%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.08%) ITIL
2 12 (15.58%) Problem Management
3 10 (12.99%) Change Management
4 8 (10.39%) Incident Management
5 7 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (9.09%) Load Balancing
6 6 (7.79%) Service Management
6 6 (7.79%) Migration
7 5 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (6.49%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (3.90%) High Availability
10 1 (1.30%) Resource Management
10 1 (1.30%) Performance Monitoring
10 1 (1.30%) Technical Analysis
10 1 (1.30%) Mentoring
10 1 (1.30%) People Management
10 1 (1.30%) Security Management
10 1 (1.30%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.09%) SQL
1 7 (9.09%) Perl
1 7 (9.09%) VB.NET
2 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.30%) Ruby
3 1 (1.30%) PHP
3 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.30%) VBScript
3 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (46.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (33.77%) MCSA
2 26 (33.77%) MCTS
3 25 (32.47%) MCSE
4 23 (29.87%) MCP
5 22 (28.57%) MCITP
6 8 (10.39%) Degree
7 1 (1.30%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.30%) CCNA
7 1 (1.30%) ISEB
7 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) SLA
1 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 33 (42.86%) Hyper-V
2 13 (16.88%) vSphere
3 11 (14.29%) XenApp
4 10 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (5.19%) Terminal Server
6 3 (3.90%) Terminal Services
6 3 (3.90%) XenServer
7 2 (2.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.30%) Sendmail
8 1 (1.30%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (6.49%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.30%) Legato
3 1 (1.30%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.30%) SCCM
3 1 (1.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 57 (74.03%) Microsoft
2 28 (36.36%) VMware
3 15 (19.48%) HP
4 14 (18.18%) Citrix
5 9 (11.69%) Dell
6 8 (10.39%) Cisco
7 7 (9.09%) Symantec
7 7 (9.09%) McAfee
8 5 (6.49%) SAP
9 3 (3.90%) NetApp
10 2 (2.60%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.60%) Infor
11 1 (1.30%) Mitel
11 1 (1.30%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.30%) EMC
11 1 (1.30%) IBM
11 1 (1.30%) Sun
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