The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows Server 2012 over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 92 105 184
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +79
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 79 84 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.44% 2.18% 0.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.53% 8.48% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 68 76 11
Average salary £29,000 £30,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.69% -5.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,450 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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 Manchester region.

Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
750 990 1053
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.19% 25.72% 25.25%
Number of salaries quoted 620 826 931
Average salary £34,500 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.98% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,960 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Windows Server 2012
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Windows Server 2012 Salary Trend in Manchester

Windows Server 2012
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Windows Server 2012 Salary Histogram in Manchester

Windows Server 2012
Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
Altrincham - 5 £27,500 - 1
Bolton +9 4 £32,500 -
Salford +7 2 £47,500 -9.52% 1
Rochdale -3 2 £29,500 -10.60% 1
Oldham - 2 £30,000 -
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £27,500 -
Windows Server 2012
North West

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

1 172 (100.00%) Windows
2 137 (79.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 135 (78.49%) Microsoft
4 102 (59.30%) VMware
5 95 (55.23%) Active Directory
6 92 (53.49%) MS Exchange
7 87 (50.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 65 (37.79%) Citrix
8 65 (37.79%) ITIL
9 61 (35.47%) VMware Infrastructure
10 57 (33.14%) Cisco
11 56 (32.56%) Exchange Server 2010
12 54 (31.40%) MS Excel
13 53 (30.81%) Microsoft Certification
13 53 (30.81%) Windows 7
14 51 (29.65%) Exchange Server 2013
15 48 (27.91%) NetApp
16 47 (27.33%) SAN
17 46 (26.74%) WAN
18 44 (25.58%) Firewall
19 42 (24.42%) LAN
19 42 (24.42%) Windows 8
20 39 (22.67%) DNS
21 38 (22.09%) SQL Server
22 37 (21.51%) HP
22 37 (21.51%) DHCP
23 34 (19.77%) Hyper-V
24 30 (17.44%) Exchange Server 2003
24 30 (17.44%) vSphere
25 29 (16.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 92 (53.49%) MS Exchange
2 56 (32.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 51 (29.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 30 (17.44%) Exchange Server 2003
5 25 (14.53%) IIS
6 24 (13.95%) SharePoint
7 19 (11.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (7.56%) Lync
9 10 (5.81%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (5.81%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.16%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.16%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.58%) Apache
11 1 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 54 (31.40%) MS Excel
2 23 (13.37%) MS Office
3 1 (0.58%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.14%) Office 365
2 5 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.16%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (1.16%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 47 (27.33%) SAN
2 46 (26.74%) WAN
3 44 (25.58%) Firewall
4 42 (24.42%) LAN
5 39 (22.67%) DNS
6 37 (21.51%) DHCP
7 23 (13.37%) TCP/IP
8 19 (11.05%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (7.56%) iSCSI
10 11 (6.40%) VLAN
11 10 (5.81%) VPN
12 9 (5.23%) NAS
13 8 (4.65%) Network Security
13 8 (4.65%) IP Telephony
13 8 (4.65%) MPLS
13 8 (4.65%) Internet
14 7 (4.07%) Fibre Channel
14 7 (4.07%) Wireless
15 6 (3.49%) ADSL
15 6 (3.49%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (22.09%) SQL Server
2 18 (10.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (9.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (4.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (3.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.58%) MySQL
8 1 (0.58%) DTS
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (2.91%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (13.95%) Finance
2 6 (3.49%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.91%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.74%) Marketing
4 3 (1.74%) Advertising
4 3 (1.74%) Publishing
5 2 (1.16%) Legal
6 1 (0.58%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 50 (29.07%) Support Engineer
2 33 (19.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (15.70%) 2nd Line Support
4 21 (12.21%) 3rd Line Support
5 19 (11.05%) IT Support
6 16 (9.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 15 (8.72%) Analyst
7 15 (8.72%) Systems Engineer
8 13 (7.56%) IT Support Engineer
9 12 (6.98%) Architect
10 10 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 9 (5.23%) Field Engineer
12 8 (4.65%) Server Engineer
12 8 (4.65%) Support Analyst
12 8 (4.65%) Technical Architect
13 7 (4.07%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 5 (2.91%) IT Manager
14 5 (2.91%) Server Support
14 5 (2.91%) Service Analyst
15 4 (2.33%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.07%) Web Services
2 4 (2.33%) EDI
3 3 (1.74%) Apache Cordova
3 3 (1.74%) HTML5
3 3 (1.74%) Entity Framework
3 3 (1.74%) CSS3
3 3 (1.74%) .NET
3 3 (1.74%) HTML
3 3 (1.74%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.74%) COM
3 3 (1.74%) CSS
3 3 (1.74%) X-Windows
3 3 (1.74%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.16%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.58%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.72%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.23%) FlexPod
4 8 (4.65%) Fat Client
4 8 (4.65%) Thin Client
5 7 (4.07%) Client/Server
5 7 (4.07%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.49%) Clustering
7 4 (2.33%) Replication
7 4 (2.33%) Life Science
8 3 (1.74%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.74%) EqualLogic
8 3 (1.74%) User Experience
9 2 (1.16%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.16%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.58%) iPad
10 1 (0.58%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 172 (100.00%) Windows
2 137 (79.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 87 (50.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 53 (30.81%) Windows 7
5 42 (24.42%) Windows 8
6 28 (16.28%) Windows XP
7 20 (11.63%) Linux
8 8 (4.65%) UNIX
9 5 (2.91%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.33%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.16%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.16%) CentOS
12 1 (0.58%) Solaris
12 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (37.79%) ITIL
2 20 (11.63%) Migration
3 19 (11.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (5.81%) Business Continuity
4 10 (5.81%) Change Management
5 9 (5.23%) Mentoring
6 8 (4.65%) PRINCE2
7 7 (4.07%) Coaching
8 6 (3.49%) Incident Management
8 6 (3.49%) Data Management
8 6 (3.49%) Risk Management
8 6 (3.49%) Service Delivery
8 6 (3.49%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (2.91%) Database Security
9 5 (2.91%) Change Control
9 5 (2.91%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (2.91%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (2.91%) Server Building
9 5 (2.91%) E-Commerce
10 4 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (16.86%) SQL
2 20 (11.63%) PowerShell
3 14 (8.14%) C
4 4 (2.33%) VBScript
5 3 (1.74%) VB
5 3 (1.74%) C#
5 3 (1.74%) Java
5 3 (1.74%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.16%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 53 (30.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (16.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 25 (14.53%) MCSE
4 23 (13.37%) MCTS
5 22 (12.79%) NCDA
6 21 (12.21%) MCP
7 20 (11.63%) CCNA
7 20 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (10.47%) MCSA
9 15 (8.72%) CCA
9 15 (8.72%) Citrix Certification
10 12 (6.98%) MCITP
11 6 (3.49%) Degree
11 6 (3.49%) Security Cleared
11 6 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (2.33%) CCNP
13 3 (1.74%) CCEE
13 3 (1.74%) VCAP
13 3 (1.74%) NCIE
14 2 (1.16%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.30%) SLA
2 5 (2.91%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 95 (55.23%) Active Directory
2 61 (35.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (19.77%) Hyper-V
4 30 (17.44%) vSphere
5 24 (13.95%) XenDesktop
6 23 (13.37%) XenApp
7 14 (8.14%) XenServer
8 8 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (2.91%) NFS
9 5 (2.91%) Xen
10 4 (2.33%) VMware ESX
11 3 (1.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (1.16%) Firmware
12 2 (1.16%) vCloud
13 1 (0.58%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.58%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.58%) LiteSpeed
13 1 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 27 (15.70%) SCCM
2 12 (6.98%) SCOM
3 5 (2.91%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (2.91%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.33%) SCOrch
5 3 (1.74%) XenMobile
6 2 (1.16%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.16%) EMC Navisphere
6 2 (1.16%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (1.16%) vMotion
6 2 (1.16%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.16%) Puppet
7 1 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.58%) SCSM
7 1 (0.58%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.58%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.58%) WSUS
Vendors
1 135 (78.49%) Microsoft
2 102 (59.30%) VMware
3 65 (37.79%) Citrix
4 57 (33.14%) Cisco
5 48 (27.91%) NetApp
6 37 (21.51%) HP
7 19 (11.05%) Dell
8 17 (9.88%) Symantec
9 14 (8.14%) Veeam
10 10 (5.81%) McAfee
11 6 (3.49%) WatchGuard
11 6 (3.49%) Avaya
12 5 (2.91%) Oracle
13 4 (2.33%) Wyse
13 4 (2.33%) Sophos
13 4 (2.33%) 3PAR
14 3 (1.74%) Meraki
14 3 (1.74%) IBM
14 3 (1.74%) EMC
14 3 (1.74%) Red Hat
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