The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows Server 2012 over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 52 57 57
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 9 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.84% 1.44% 0.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.59% 11.48% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 3
Average salary £19,000 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.66% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £14,200 £20,900
10% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
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 Lancashire region.

Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
85 61 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 17.35% 12.53% 23.66%
Number of salaries quoted 54 56 118
Average salary £24,000 £28,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £17,900 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £44,500 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Windows Server 2012
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Windows Server 2012 Salary Trend in Lancashire

Windows Server 2012
Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
Chorley - 5 - -
Blackburn -14 2 £21,500 -28.33%
Windows Server 2012
North West

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) VMware
2 13 (65.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 10 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 10 (50.00%) SQL
4 10 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (40.00%) Firewall
6 7 (35.00%) ITIL
6 7 (35.00%) Windows XP
7 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
7 6 (30.00%) SAN
7 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
8 5 (25.00%) MCTS
8 5 (25.00%) Degree
8 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (25.00%) .NET
8 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET
8 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
8 5 (25.00%) MCP
8 5 (25.00%) MCSE
8 5 (25.00%) VPN
8 5 (25.00%) DNS
8 5 (25.00%) Cisco
9 4 (20.00%) Data Security
9 4 (20.00%) Migration

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 10 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.00%) IIS
3 2 (10.00%) Apache
3 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
1 2 (10.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) Firewall
2 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (30.00%) SAN
3 5 (25.00%) VPN
3 5 (25.00%) DNS
4 4 (20.00%) NAS
4 4 (20.00%) Network Security
5 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (10.00%) Wireless
6 2 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (5.00%) LAN
7 1 (5.00%) WLAN
7 1 (5.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Support Manager
2 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Manager
2 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Manager
3 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Support Technician
4 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Network Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
1 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (10.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (35.00%) Windows XP
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (15.00%) Linux
7 2 (10.00%) UNIX
7 2 (10.00%) Solaris
7 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
8 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Software Licensing
3 4 (20.00%) Data Security
3 4 (20.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Service Management
5 2 (10.00%) BCP
5 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.00%) Project Planning
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.00%) C#
3 2 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) PHP
4 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) MCP
1 5 (25.00%) MCSE
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (25.00%) MCTS
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
2 4 (20.00%) MCITP
3 1 (5.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 10 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (20.00%) vSphere
4 2 (10.00%) XenApp
5 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
1 2 (10.00%) SCOM
1 2 (10.00%) SCDPM
2 1 (5.00%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) VMware
2 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (25.00%) Cisco
4 4 (20.00%) NetApp
5 3 (15.00%) HP
5 3 (15.00%) Citrix
6 2 (10.00%) Juniper
6 2 (10.00%) WatchGuard
6 2 (10.00%) Dell
6 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (10.00%) McAfee
6 2 (10.00%) Sophos
7 1 (5.00%) Adobe
7 1 (5.00%) Veeam
7 1 (5.00%) Spiceworks