The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 98 192 251
Rank change year-on-year
+94 +59
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 176 47 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.45% 0.65% 0.013%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.10% 2.57% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 149 38 1
Average salary £30,000 £39,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.05% -34.16%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -37.50%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1743 1832 2011
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.23% 25.38% 26.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1441 1586 1721
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Windows Server 2012
England

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 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
Manchester +58 94 £32,000 -8.57% 13
Cheshire +29 52 £27,000 -46.00% 8
Merseyside +6 14 £25,000 -25.92%
Lancashire +10 12 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

1 298 (100.00%) Windows
2 220 (73.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 181 (60.74%) Microsoft
4 167 (56.04%) Active Directory
5 154 (51.68%) VMware
6 134 (44.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 129 (43.29%) MS Exchange
8 95 (31.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 92 (30.87%) Windows 7
9 92 (30.87%) VMware Infrastructure
10 91 (30.54%) ITIL
11 90 (30.20%) Exchange Server 2010
12 86 (28.86%) Hyper-V
13 85 (28.52%) MS Excel
14 79 (26.51%) TCP/IP
15 77 (25.84%) Citrix
16 74 (24.83%) DNS
17 69 (23.15%) Exchange Server 2007
18 65 (21.81%) Exchange Server 2013
19 62 (20.81%) SAN
20 61 (20.47%) vSphere
21 58 (19.46%) SQL
21 58 (19.46%) Firewall
22 56 (18.79%) Cisco
23 55 (18.46%) HP
23 55 (18.46%) LAN
23 55 (18.46%) WAN
24 54 (18.12%) DHCP
25 53 (17.79%) MCSE
26 52 (17.45%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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
1 129 (43.29%) MS Exchange
2 90 (30.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 69 (23.15%) Exchange Server 2007
4 65 (21.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 31 (10.40%) IIS
6 30 (10.07%) SharePoint
6 30 (10.07%) Exchange Server 2003
7 14 (4.70%) Lync
8 9 (3.02%) Apache
9 6 (2.01%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (2.01%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.01%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.67%) Confluence
13 1 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.34%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 85 (28.52%) MS Excel
2 48 (16.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (3.69%) Sage 1000
2 4 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.01%) Bond Adapt
4 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 24 (8.05%) Office 365
2 6 (2.01%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.34%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.67%) Route 53
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 79 (26.51%) TCP/IP
2 74 (24.83%) DNS
3 62 (20.81%) SAN
4 58 (19.46%) Firewall
5 55 (18.46%) LAN
5 55 (18.46%) WAN
6 54 (18.12%) DHCP
7 37 (12.42%) VPN
8 25 (8.39%) Wi-Fi
9 20 (6.71%) VLAN
10 16 (5.37%) Internet
10 16 (5.37%) NAS
11 10 (3.36%) VoIP
12 9 (3.02%) SMTP
12 9 (3.02%) iSCSI
13 8 (2.68%) SSL
14 7 (2.35%) Unified Communications
15 6 (2.01%) Cisco Nexus
15 6 (2.01%) Network Security
15 6 (2.01%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (16.11%) SQL Server
2 30 (10.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (9.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (2.35%) MySQL
4 7 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 17 (5.70%) Visual Studio
2 13 (4.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.67%) JIRA
General
1 46 (15.44%) Finance
2 7 (2.35%) Law
3 6 (2.01%) Retail
4 5 (1.68%) Multimedia
4 5 (1.68%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.68%) Marketing
5 4 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.01%) Advertising
7 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.67%) Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.34%) Legal
Job Titles
1 58 (19.46%) Analyst
2 55 (18.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 47 (15.77%) Support Engineer
4 26 (8.72%) IT Support
5 25 (8.39%) 3rd Line Support
6 19 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support
7 18 (6.04%) Support Analyst
8 16 (5.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 15 (5.03%) 1st Line Support
10 12 (4.03%) Team Leader
10 12 (4.03%) IT Support Engineer
10 12 (4.03%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 10 (3.36%) Exchange Engineer
11 10 (3.36%) Technical Analyst
11 10 (3.36%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 10 (3.36%) Service Analyst
12 9 (3.02%) Tester
12 9 (3.02%) Junior
12 9 (3.02%) Developer
12 9 (3.02%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.70%) .NET
2 8 (2.68%) Web Services
3 6 (2.01%) HTML
4 5 (1.68%) XML
4 5 (1.68%) XSL
4 5 (1.68%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.68%) jQuery
4 5 (1.68%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (1.34%) Ninject
5 4 (1.34%) LINQ
5 4 (1.34%) WCF
6 3 (1.01%) COM
7 2 (0.67%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.34%) WSH
8 1 (0.34%) CSS
8 1 (0.34%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.71%) Management Information System
1 20 (6.71%) Clustering
2 9 (3.02%) Thin Client
2 9 (3.02%) Fat Client
2 9 (3.02%) EqualLogic
3 7 (2.35%) Blackberry
4 5 (1.68%) VLE
4 5 (1.68%) CLARiiON
5 4 (1.34%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.01%) EPoS
6 3 (1.01%) Replication
7 2 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.34%) HACMP
8 1 (0.34%) NHS
8 1 (0.34%) AS400
8 1 (0.34%) CCTV
8 1 (0.34%) Statistics
8 1 (0.34%) iPhone
8 1 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.34%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 298 (100.00%) Windows
2 220 (73.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 134 (44.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 92 (30.87%) Windows 7
5 52 (17.45%) Windows XP
6 51 (17.11%) Windows 8
7 49 (16.44%) Linux
8 19 (6.38%) UNIX
9 11 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (3.36%) Windows 2000
10 10 (3.36%) Solaris
11 7 (2.35%) AIX
12 6 (2.01%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (1.68%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.68%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.34%) CentOS
15 2 (0.67%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.34%) HPUX
16 1 (0.34%) Tru64
16 1 (0.34%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (30.54%) ITIL
2 20 (6.71%) Change Management
3 18 (6.04%) CRM
4 16 (5.37%) Service Delivery
4 16 (5.37%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (5.03%) Problem Management
5 15 (5.03%) Migration
6 13 (4.36%) Incident Management
7 10 (3.36%) Load Balancing
7 10 (3.36%) Configuration Management
8 9 (3.02%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (2.68%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (2.68%) Software Testing
9 8 (2.68%) Service Management
10 7 (2.35%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (2.35%) Change Control
11 6 (2.01%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (2.01%) High Availability
12 5 (1.68%) OOP
12 5 (1.68%) OO
Programming Languages
1 58 (19.46%) SQL
2 14 (4.70%) PowerShell
3 13 (4.36%) VB.NET
4 10 (3.36%) C#
5 8 (2.68%) Perl
6 7 (2.35%) VB
7 6 (2.01%) PHP
7 6 (2.01%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.68%) C
8 5 (1.68%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.68%) Ruby
9 1 (0.34%) VBScript
9 1 (0.34%) Java
9 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 95 (31.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (17.79%) MCSE
3 44 (14.77%) MCSA
4 41 (13.76%) MCP
5 35 (11.74%) MCTS
5 35 (11.74%) MCITP
6 28 (9.40%) Degree
7 25 (8.39%) CCNA
7 25 (8.39%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (7.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 16 (5.37%) Security Cleared
10 12 (4.03%) NCDA
11 8 (2.68%) ISEB
11 8 (2.68%) HND
12 7 (2.35%) SC Cleared
13 4 (1.34%) A+ Certification
13 4 (1.34%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (1.01%) CCA
14 3 (1.01%) CCNP
15 2 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.03%) SLA
2 9 (3.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.68%) QA
4 3 (1.01%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.34%) BS7799
System Software
1 167 (56.04%) Active Directory
2 92 (30.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (28.86%) Hyper-V
4 61 (20.47%) vSphere
5 36 (12.08%) XenApp
6 11 (3.69%) XenServer
6 11 (3.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 9 (3.02%) MetaFrame
7 9 (3.02%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.35%) Terminal Services
9 6 (2.01%) VMware Server
10 5 (1.68%) Xen
11 4 (1.34%) vCloud
11 4 (1.34%) Terminal Server
12 3 (1.01%) NFS
12 3 (1.01%) ISA Server
12 3 (1.01%) VMware ESX
12 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.01%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 40 (13.42%) SCCM
2 36 (12.08%) SCOM
3 22 (7.38%) SCVMM
4 9 (3.02%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.68%) SCDPM
5 5 (1.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.34%) OpenNMS
6 4 (1.34%) Puppet
7 3 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.01%) WSUS
8 2 (0.67%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.67%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.67%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.67%) Nagios
9 1 (0.34%) Legato
9 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.34%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 181 (60.74%) Microsoft
2 154 (51.68%) VMware
3 77 (25.84%) Citrix
4 56 (18.79%) Cisco
5 55 (18.46%) HP
6 44 (14.77%) NetApp
7 34 (11.41%) Dell
8 15 (5.03%) EMC
9 14 (4.70%) Symantec
10 13 (4.36%) Avaya
10 13 (4.36%) Red Hat
10 13 (4.36%) Sage
10 13 (4.36%) Oracle
11 12 (4.03%) Apple
12 11 (3.69%) Veeam
13 9 (3.02%) McAfee
14 8 (2.68%) AppSense
15 6 (2.01%) Fortinet
16 5 (1.68%) IBM
16 5 (1.68%) WatchGuard
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