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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 118 138 220
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +82
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 141 123 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.20% 1.75% 0.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.57% 7.07% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 119 114 27
Average salary £33,500 £32,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.07% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £46,100 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
1474 1739 1971
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.03% 24.77% 26.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1215 1431 1667
Average salary £35,000 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,895 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.64% -1.61%

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 1 May 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 1 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
Manchester -4 74 £32,500 +12.06% 20
Cheshire +24 45 £33,500 -10.66% 18
Lancashire +9 14 £43,750 +71.56%
Merseyside +9 8 £32,500 -1.51% 5
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 310 (100.00%) Windows
2 247 (79.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 235 (75.81%) Microsoft
4 192 (61.94%) VMware
5 175 (56.45%) Active Directory
6 174 (56.13%) MS Exchange
7 134 (43.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 116 (37.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 104 (33.55%) ITIL
9 104 (33.55%) Exchange Server 2010
10 102 (32.90%) VMware Infrastructure
11 101 (32.58%) Exchange Server 2013
12 100 (32.26%) Cisco
13 89 (28.71%) Citrix
14 86 (27.74%) MCSE
15 84 (27.10%) MS Excel
15 84 (27.10%) Windows 7
16 78 (25.16%) SAN
17 75 (24.19%) DNS
17 75 (24.19%) DHCP
18 70 (22.58%) SQL
19 68 (21.94%) SQL Server
20 67 (21.61%) Hyper-V
21 64 (20.65%) TCP/IP
22 63 (20.32%) HP
23 59 (19.03%) Firewall
24 58 (18.71%) NetApp
25 53 (17.10%) WAN
25 53 (17.10%) PowerShell
25 53 (17.10%) Windows 8

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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
1 174 (56.13%) MS Exchange
2 104 (33.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 101 (32.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 47 (15.16%) IIS
5 46 (14.84%) SharePoint
6 39 (12.58%) Exchange Server 2003
7 34 (10.97%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (4.84%) Lync
9 9 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.29%) Lotus Domino
11 3 (0.97%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.32%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.32%) CMS
12 1 (0.32%) Apache
12 1 (0.32%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 84 (27.10%) MS Excel
2 50 (16.13%) MS Office
3 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.65%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 35 (11.29%) Office 365
2 10 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.97%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.65%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 78 (25.16%) SAN
2 75 (24.19%) DNS
2 75 (24.19%) DHCP
3 64 (20.65%) TCP/IP
4 59 (19.03%) Firewall
5 53 (17.10%) WAN
6 51 (16.45%) LAN
7 33 (10.65%) VPN
8 28 (9.03%) NAS
9 25 (8.06%) VLAN
9 25 (8.06%) iSCSI
10 23 (7.42%) Internet
11 19 (6.13%) Wi-Fi
12 17 (5.48%) ADSL
13 12 (3.87%) VoIP
14 9 (2.90%) Fibre Channel
14 9 (2.90%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (2.90%) Network Security
14 9 (2.90%) Wireless
14 9 (2.90%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (21.94%) SQL Server
2 43 (13.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (11.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.65%) SSDT
8 2 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.32%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (4.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (2.26%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (15.81%) Finance
2 14 (4.52%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.94%) Manufacturing
3 6 (1.94%) Advertising
4 5 (1.61%) Marketing
4 5 (1.61%) Publishing
5 4 (1.29%) Legal
6 3 (0.97%) Law
6 3 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.32%) Banking
7 1 (0.32%) Retail
7 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 67 (21.61%) Support Engineer
2 66 (21.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 33 (10.65%) 2nd Line Support
4 30 (9.68%) IT Support
4 30 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support
5 23 (7.42%) Analyst
6 20 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 19 (6.13%) IT Support Engineer
8 16 (5.16%) Server Engineer
8 16 (5.16%) Systems Engineer
9 14 (4.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 13 (4.19%) IT Manager
10 13 (4.19%) Architect
11 11 (3.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (3.55%) DBA
12 10 (3.23%) Developer
12 10 (3.23%) SQL DBA
12 10 (3.23%) ASP.NET Developer
12 10 (3.23%) .NET Developer
12 10 (3.23%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.84%) Web Services
2 13 (4.19%) .NET
3 12 (3.87%) .NET Framework
4 11 (3.55%) ASP.NET
5 10 (3.23%) CSS
5 10 (3.23%) HTML
5 10 (3.23%) Entity Framework
6 5 (1.61%) CSS3
6 5 (1.61%) Modernizr
6 5 (1.61%) KnockoutJS
6 5 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 5 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (1.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (1.61%) Apache Cordova
6 5 (1.61%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.61%) jQuery
6 5 (1.61%) LINQ
6 5 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (1.61%) RESTful
6 5 (1.61%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (8.06%) Clustering
3 15 (4.84%) Life Science
4 12 (3.87%) Fat Client
4 12 (3.87%) Thin Client
5 10 (3.23%) FlexPod
6 7 (2.26%) User Experience
6 7 (2.26%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.61%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.61%) EqualLogic
7 5 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.97%) Tandem
8 3 (0.97%) Replication
8 3 (0.97%) EPoS
9 2 (0.65%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.65%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.65%) Open Source
9 2 (0.65%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.65%) Statistics
9 2 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 310 (100.00%) Windows
2 247 (79.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 134 (43.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 84 (27.10%) Windows 7
5 53 (17.10%) Windows 8
6 48 (15.48%) Windows XP
7 34 (10.97%) Linux
8 18 (5.81%) UNIX
9 12 (3.87%) Windows Vista
10 5 (1.61%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.65%) Solaris
11 2 (0.65%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.65%) CentOS
12 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.32%) Android
12 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (33.55%) ITIL
2 38 (12.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 35 (11.29%) Migration
4 27 (8.71%) Problem Management
5 23 (7.42%) Change Management
6 20 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
6 20 (6.45%) Mentoring
7 19 (6.13%) Service Delivery
8 17 (5.48%) Service Management
9 13 (4.19%) Time Management
9 13 (4.19%) Root Cause Analysis
10 12 (3.87%) Mobile Device Management
10 12 (3.87%) Business Continuity
11 10 (3.23%) PRINCE2
11 10 (3.23%) Incident Management
11 10 (3.23%) Software Deployment
12 9 (2.90%) Coaching
12 9 (2.90%) Service Desk Management
12 9 (2.90%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (22.58%) SQL
2 53 (17.10%) PowerShell
3 16 (5.16%) C
4 13 (4.19%) C#
5 12 (3.87%) VBScript
6 11 (3.55%) VB
7 10 (3.23%) JavaScript
8 8 (2.58%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.61%) Java
10 1 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 116 (37.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 86 (27.74%) MCSE
3 51 (16.45%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (15.81%) MCITP
5 48 (15.48%) CCNA
6 46 (14.84%) MCTS
7 42 (13.55%) MCSA
8 40 (12.90%) MCP
9 38 (12.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 25 (8.06%) Degree
11 23 (7.42%) NCDA
12 18 (5.81%) CCA
12 18 (5.81%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (2.90%) JNCIA
14 8 (2.58%) ISEB
14 8 (2.58%) ISTQB
14 8 (2.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 6 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (1.94%) Security Cleared
16 5 (1.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.45%) SLA
2 7 (2.26%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.29%) QA
System Software
1 175 (56.45%) Active Directory
2 102 (32.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (21.61%) Hyper-V
4 48 (15.48%) vSphere
5 31 (10.00%) XenApp
6 30 (9.68%) XenDesktop
7 14 (4.52%) VMware ESX
8 12 (3.87%) XenServer
9 8 (2.58%) VMware Server
10 7 (2.26%) Xen
10 7 (2.26%) NFS
11 6 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.65%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.65%) vCloud
15 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 36 (11.61%) SCCM
2 24 (7.74%) SCOM
3 13 (4.19%) Backup Exec
4 7 (2.26%) NetBackup
5 6 (1.94%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (1.94%) SCDPM
6 5 (1.61%) XenMobile
7 4 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.29%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.29%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.65%) EMC Navisphere
8 2 (0.65%) Puppet
8 2 (0.65%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.65%) vMotion
8 2 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.65%) SCSM
9 1 (0.32%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.32%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.32%) Legato
Vendors
1 235 (75.81%) Microsoft
2 192 (61.94%) VMware
3 100 (32.26%) Cisco
4 89 (28.71%) Citrix
5 63 (20.32%) HP
6 58 (18.71%) NetApp
7 39 (12.58%) Dell
8 23 (7.42%) Symantec
9 14 (4.52%) Veeam
9 14 (4.52%) EMC
10 13 (4.19%) IBM
11 11 (3.55%) McAfee
11 11 (3.55%) Juniper
12 10 (3.23%) Oracle
13 9 (2.90%) WatchGuard
14 7 (2.26%) 3PAR
14 7 (2.26%) Sophos
15 5 (1.61%) Fortinet
16 4 (1.29%) Avaya
16 4 (1.29%) CommVault
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