The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows Server 2012 over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 109 151 242
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +91
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 159 98 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.29% 1.50% 0.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.14% 6.01% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 137 92 17
Average salary £32,500 £36,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.95% +14.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,550 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -17.64%
Windows Server 2012
England

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

Operating Systems Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1740 1630 1943
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.01% 25.01% 26.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1501 1394 1664
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Windows Server 2012
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Windows Server 2012 Salary Trend in the North West

Windows Server 2012
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Windows Server 2012 Salary Histogram in the North West

Windows Server 2012
Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Manchester +26 96 £32,500 -7.14% 22
Cheshire +7 32 £32,500 -22.61% 10
Lancashire +17 17 £42,500 +41.66%
Merseyside +13 12 £40,500 +22.72% 4
Windows Server 2012
England

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 301 (100.00%) Windows
2 247 (82.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 230 (76.41%) Microsoft
4 182 (60.47%) VMware
5 176 (58.47%) Active Directory
6 155 (51.50%) MS Exchange
7 149 (49.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 108 (35.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 97 (32.23%) Citrix
10 93 (30.90%) ITIL
11 90 (29.90%) MS Excel
11 90 (29.90%) Cisco
12 89 (29.57%) VMware Infrastructure
13 79 (26.25%) Exchange Server 2010
14 77 (25.58%) Windows 7
14 77 (25.58%) MCSE
15 74 (24.58%) TCP/IP
16 73 (24.25%) Exchange Server 2013
17 70 (23.26%) DNS
17 70 (23.26%) SAN
18 69 (22.92%) DHCP
19 63 (20.93%) MS Office
20 61 (20.27%) LAN
20 61 (20.27%) Hyper-V
21 60 (19.93%) WAN
22 59 (19.60%) SQL Server
23 57 (18.94%) Windows XP
23 57 (18.94%) HP
24 55 (18.27%) SQL
25 52 (17.28%) IIS

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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
1 155 (51.50%) MS Exchange
2 79 (26.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 73 (24.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 52 (17.28%) IIS
5 44 (14.62%) Exchange Server 2007
6 40 (13.29%) SharePoint
7 36 (11.96%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (4.98%) Lync
9 7 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.66%) Lotus Domino
11 3 (1.00%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.33%) SAS
12 1 (0.33%) OpenEdge
12 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.33%) CMS
12 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.33%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.33%) Moodle
Applications
1 90 (29.90%) MS Excel
2 63 (20.93%) MS Office
3 1 (0.33%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.33%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.64%) Office 365
2 6 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (24.58%) TCP/IP
2 70 (23.26%) DNS
2 70 (23.26%) SAN
3 69 (22.92%) DHCP
4 61 (20.27%) LAN
5 60 (19.93%) WAN
6 51 (16.94%) Firewall
7 35 (11.63%) VPN
8 34 (11.30%) Internet
9 26 (8.64%) iSCSI
10 22 (7.31%) VoIP
11 21 (6.98%) NAS
12 18 (5.98%) VLAN
12 18 (5.98%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (4.32%) DECT
13 13 (4.32%) Ethernet
14 10 (3.32%) Network Security
15 9 (2.99%) IP Telephony
16 8 (2.66%) Wireless
16 8 (2.66%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (19.60%) SQL Server
2 38 (12.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (10.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.66%) SSDT
7 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.33%) MySQL
8 1 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.33%) MS Access
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (3.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.66%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (13.62%) Finance
2 13 (4.32%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.32%) Law
4 6 (1.99%) Advertising
5 5 (1.66%) Marketing
6 4 (1.33%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.00%) Legal
7 3 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.66%) Publishing
9 1 (0.33%) Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Retail
9 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 64 (21.26%) Support Engineer
2 54 (17.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 44 (14.62%) Analyst
4 34 (11.30%) IT Support
5 32 (10.63%) 3rd Line Support
5 32 (10.63%) 2nd Line Support
6 23 (7.64%) Server Engineer
6 23 (7.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 16 (5.32%) Support Analyst
8 14 (4.65%) Service Analyst
9 13 (4.32%) Senior Analyst
9 13 (4.32%) Server Support
9 13 (4.32%) IT Support Engineer
10 11 (3.65%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (3.65%) Server Support Engineer
11 10 (3.32%) Consultant
12 9 (2.99%) Support Technician
12 9 (2.99%) Environment Manager
12 9 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 8 (2.66%) 3rd Line Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.32%) Web Services
2 11 (3.65%) .NET
3 9 (2.99%) CSS
3 9 (2.99%) .NET Framework
4 8 (2.66%) HTML
4 8 (2.66%) ASP.NET
5 7 (2.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 5 (1.66%) CSS3
6 5 (1.66%) COM
6 5 (1.66%) Apache Cordova
6 5 (1.66%) HTML5
7 3 (1.00%) X-Windows
7 3 (1.00%) jQuery
8 2 (0.66%) RESTful
8 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.66%) Application Packaging
8 2 (0.66%) LINQ
8 2 (0.66%) Modernizr
8 2 (0.66%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 2 (0.66%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.31%) Clustering
3 19 (6.31%) Life Science
4 9 (2.99%) Fat Client
4 9 (2.99%) Thin Client
4 9 (2.99%) FlexPod
5 7 (2.33%) User Experience
6 6 (1.99%) EqualLogic
7 5 (1.66%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.66%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.33%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.00%) EPoS
9 3 (1.00%) Statistics
10 2 (0.66%) Replication
10 2 (0.66%) CLARiiON
10 2 (0.66%) Celerra
10 2 (0.66%) iPhone
10 2 (0.66%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.66%) E-Learning
10 2 (0.66%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 301 (100.00%) Windows
2 247 (82.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 149 (49.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 77 (25.58%) Windows 7
5 57 (18.94%) Windows XP
6 47 (15.61%) Linux
7 42 (13.95%) Windows 8
8 27 (8.97%) UNIX
9 19 (6.31%) Windows Vista
10 4 (1.33%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.00%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.00%) Android
12 2 (0.66%) CentOS
12 2 (0.66%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.66%) Solaris
12 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (30.90%) ITIL
2 35 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery
3 24 (7.97%) Migration
4 23 (7.64%) Service Delivery
4 23 (7.64%) Performance Monitoring
5 22 (7.31%) Problem Management
6 15 (4.98%) Change Management
6 15 (4.98%) Service Management
6 15 (4.98%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (4.65%) Resource Management
7 14 (4.65%) Kalman Filter
8 13 (4.32%) Service Desk Management
8 13 (4.32%) Time Management
8 13 (4.32%) Performance Management
8 13 (4.32%) Software Deployment
9 11 (3.65%) Incident Management
10 10 (3.32%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (3.32%) Mentoring
11 9 (2.99%) Data Migration
11 9 (2.99%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 55 (18.27%) SQL
2 45 (14.95%) PowerShell
3 16 (5.32%) C
4 10 (3.32%) C#
4 10 (3.32%) VBScript
4 10 (3.32%) VB
5 8 (2.66%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.66%) Java
6 5 (1.66%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 108 (35.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 77 (25.58%) MCSE
3 40 (13.29%) MCSA
4 38 (12.62%) MCITP
5 36 (11.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 35 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (10.96%) MCP
7 33 (10.96%) MCTS
8 32 (10.63%) CCNA
9 18 (5.98%) Degree
10 17 (5.65%) NCDA
11 13 (4.32%) CCA
11 13 (4.32%) Citrix Certification
12 9 (2.99%) ISEB
12 9 (2.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 9 (2.99%) ISTQB
13 7 (2.33%) SC Cleared
13 7 (2.33%) Security Cleared
13 7 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (1.99%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.97%) SLA
2 7 (2.33%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.33%) QA
4 3 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 176 (58.47%) Active Directory
2 89 (29.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (20.27%) Hyper-V
4 42 (13.95%) vSphere
5 27 (8.97%) XenApp
6 20 (6.64%) XenDesktop
7 15 (4.98%) VMware ESX
8 7 (2.33%) Xen
8 7 (2.33%) NFS
8 7 (2.33%) VMware Server
9 6 (1.99%) XenServer
10 4 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (1.00%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.66%) vCloud
12 2 (0.66%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 23 (7.64%) SCCM
2 22 (7.31%) SCOM
3 12 (3.99%) Backup Exec
4 9 (2.99%) NetBackup
5 6 (1.99%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (1.66%) SCVMM
6 5 (1.66%) SCDPM
7 4 (1.33%) XenMobile
8 3 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (1.00%) MIMEsweeper
9 2 (0.66%) Nagios
9 2 (0.66%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.66%) SCSM
9 2 (0.66%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.33%) WSUS
10 1 (0.33%) Legato
Vendors
1 230 (76.41%) Microsoft
2 182 (60.47%) VMware
3 97 (32.23%) Citrix
4 90 (29.90%) Cisco
5 57 (18.94%) HP
6 43 (14.29%) NetApp
7 28 (9.30%) Dell
8 24 (7.97%) Symantec
9 20 (6.64%) EMC
10 10 (3.32%) Veeam
10 10 (3.32%) 3PAR
11 9 (2.99%) CheckPoint
12 8 (2.66%) WatchGuard
12 8 (2.66%) Oracle
13 7 (2.33%) IBM
13 7 (2.33%) McAfee
13 7 (2.33%) Fortinet
14 6 (1.99%) SolarWinds
14 6 (1.99%) Juniper
15 4 (1.33%) CommVault
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