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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Rank 100 145 249
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +104
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 169 97 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.43% 1.50% 0.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.30% 5.90% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 151 88 22
Average salary £35,000 £35,250 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.70% +10.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,850 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £36,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -15.29%
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
1817 1644 1960
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 26.12% 25.34% 25.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1595 1412 1722
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +20 104 £34,500 +6.15% 22
Cheshire +15 36 £43,750 +5.42% 6
Lancashire +7 13 £42,500 +23.18% 1
Merseyside +14 10 £40,500 +22.72% 1
Cumbria - 3 £35,000 - 1
Windows Server 2012
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 289 (100.00%) Windows
2 243 (84.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 201 (69.55%) Microsoft
4 172 (59.52%) Active Directory
5 168 (58.13%) VMware
6 139 (48.10%) MS Exchange
7 136 (47.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 101 (34.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 92 (31.83%) ITIL
10 87 (30.10%) Citrix
11 84 (29.07%) MS Excel
12 81 (28.03%) TCP/IP
12 81 (28.03%) DNS
13 77 (26.64%) Cisco
14 75 (25.95%) VMware Infrastructure
15 74 (25.61%) SAN
15 74 (25.61%) DHCP
16 72 (24.91%) MCSE
17 71 (24.57%) Exchange Server 2010
18 69 (23.88%) Hyper-V
18 69 (23.88%) Windows 7
19 59 (20.42%) MS Office
20 58 (20.07%) LAN
21 57 (19.72%) WAN
22 56 (19.38%) Exchange Server 2013
23 55 (19.03%) Firewall
24 54 (18.69%) IIS
25 52 (17.99%) Windows XP
25 52 (17.99%) HP
26 47 (16.26%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 139 (48.10%) MS Exchange
2 71 (24.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 56 (19.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 54 (18.69%) IIS
5 45 (15.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 32 (11.07%) SharePoint
7 27 (9.34%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (5.19%) Lync
9 5 (1.73%) Lotus Domino
9 5 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.04%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.69%) Apache
12 1 (0.35%) CMS
12 1 (0.35%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.35%) SAS
12 1 (0.35%) Moodle
12 1 (0.35%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 84 (29.07%) MS Excel
2 59 (20.42%) MS Office
3 1 (0.35%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.35%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.35%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.92%) Office 365
2 5 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.69%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 81 (28.03%) TCP/IP
1 81 (28.03%) DNS
2 74 (25.61%) SAN
2 74 (25.61%) DHCP
3 58 (20.07%) LAN
4 57 (19.72%) WAN
5 55 (19.03%) Firewall
6 36 (12.46%) VPN
7 32 (11.07%) Internet
8 25 (8.65%) iSCSI
8 25 (8.65%) NAS
9 24 (8.30%) VoIP
10 17 (5.88%) VLAN
11 14 (4.84%) Network Security
12 12 (4.15%) ADSL
12 12 (4.15%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (3.81%) DECT
13 11 (3.81%) SMTP
13 11 (3.81%) Ethernet
14 9 (3.11%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (16.26%) SQL Server
2 28 (9.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 27 (9.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.73%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.38%) MySQL
8 2 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.35%) MS Access
9 1 (0.35%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.73%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
General
1 36 (12.46%) Finance
2 17 (5.88%) Law
3 12 (4.15%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.08%) Advertising
5 5 (1.73%) Marketing
6 4 (1.38%) Legal
7 3 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.69%) Publishing
9 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.35%) Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (17.99%) Analyst
1 52 (17.99%) Support Engineer
2 46 (15.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 30 (10.38%) IT Support
4 27 (9.34%) 3rd Line Support
5 26 (9.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 25 (8.65%) Server Engineer
7 19 (6.57%) Senior Analyst
7 19 (6.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 16 (5.54%) Support Analyst
9 15 (5.19%) Service Analyst
10 13 (4.50%) Security Analyst
10 13 (4.50%) Senior Security Analyst
10 13 (4.50%) Server Support
11 12 (4.15%) IT Support Engineer
12 11 (3.81%) Server Support Engineer
13 10 (3.46%) Wintel Engineer
14 9 (3.11%) Support Technician
14 9 (3.11%) Environment Manager
14 9 (3.11%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.81%) Web Services
2 9 (3.11%) .NET
3 7 (2.42%) CSS
4 6 (2.08%) HTML
4 6 (2.08%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.73%) COM
5 5 (1.73%) HTML5
5 5 (1.73%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.73%) CSS3
5 5 (1.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 5 (1.73%) Apache Cordova
6 3 (1.04%) X-Windows
7 2 (0.69%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.35%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.42%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.61%) Clustering
3 17 (5.88%) Life Science
4 9 (3.11%) Thin Client
4 9 (3.11%) Fat Client
5 7 (2.42%) Replication
5 7 (2.42%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.42%) EqualLogic
5 7 (2.42%) User Experience
5 7 (2.42%) FlexPod
6 5 (1.73%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.38%) iPhone
8 3 (1.04%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.04%) EPoS
9 2 (0.69%) Celerra
9 2 (0.69%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.69%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.69%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.35%) VLE
10 1 (0.35%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 289 (100.00%) Windows
2 243 (84.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 136 (47.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 69 (23.88%) Windows 7
5 52 (17.99%) Windows XP
6 45 (15.57%) Linux
7 37 (12.80%) Windows 8
8 28 (9.69%) UNIX
9 17 (5.88%) Windows Vista
10 8 (2.77%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.04%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.69%) Android
12 2 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.69%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.69%) Solaris
12 2 (0.69%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.69%) Debian
13 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (31.83%) ITIL
2 32 (11.07%) Disaster Recovery
3 25 (8.65%) Migration
4 24 (8.30%) Problem Management
5 21 (7.27%) Performance Monitoring
6 20 (6.92%) Change Management
7 19 (6.57%) Service Delivery
7 19 (6.57%) Kalman Filter
8 14 (4.84%) Service Management
8 14 (4.84%) Time Management
9 13 (4.50%) Resource Management
9 13 (4.50%) Incident Management
10 11 (3.81%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (3.81%) Performance Management
10 11 (3.81%) Software Deployment
10 11 (3.81%) Service Desk Management
11 9 (3.11%) PRINCE
11 9 (3.11%) Data Migration
12 8 (2.77%) Mentoring
12 8 (2.77%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 46 (15.92%) PowerShell
2 44 (15.22%) SQL
3 14 (4.84%) C
4 10 (3.46%) VBScript
4 10 (3.46%) VB
5 6 (2.08%) C#
5 6 (2.08%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.73%) Java
7 2 (0.69%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.69%) Perl
8 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 101 (34.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (24.91%) MCSE
3 38 (13.15%) MCITP
4 37 (12.80%) MCSA
5 32 (11.07%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (10.03%) CCNA
6 29 (10.03%) MCTS
6 29 (10.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 28 (9.69%) MCP
8 16 (5.54%) Degree
9 13 (4.50%) NCDA
9 13 (4.50%) SC Cleared
9 13 (4.50%) Security Cleared
10 10 (3.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (3.46%) CCA
10 10 (3.46%) Citrix Certification
10 10 (3.46%) ISEB
11 9 (3.11%) ISTQB
12 8 (2.77%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.73%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.27%) SLA
2 8 (2.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.42%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 172 (59.52%) Active Directory
2 75 (25.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (23.88%) Hyper-V
4 41 (14.19%) vSphere
5 24 (8.30%) XenApp
6 17 (5.88%) VMware ESX
7 14 (4.84%) XenDesktop
8 10 (3.46%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (2.42%) NFS
9 7 (2.42%) Xen
10 4 (1.38%) VMware Server
10 4 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (1.04%) XenServer
11 3 (1.04%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (1.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.69%) vCloud
12 2 (0.69%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.69%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.35%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 24 (8.30%) SCCM
2 18 (6.23%) SCOM
3 10 (3.46%) SCVMM
3 10 (3.46%) Backup Exec
4 9 (3.11%) NetBackup
4 9 (3.11%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.73%) SCDPM
6 4 (1.38%) MIMEsweeper
7 3 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (1.04%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.69%) SCSM
8 2 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.69%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.69%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.69%) Puppet
8 2 (0.69%) OpenNMS
8 2 (0.69%) Nagios
9 1 (0.35%) Legato
Vendors
1 201 (69.55%) Microsoft
2 168 (58.13%) VMware
3 87 (30.10%) Citrix
4 77 (26.64%) Cisco
5 52 (17.99%) HP
6 36 (12.46%) NetApp
7 28 (9.69%) Dell
8 24 (8.30%) Symantec
9 20 (6.92%) EMC
9 20 (6.92%) CheckPoint
10 15 (5.19%) Juniper
11 10 (3.46%) 3PAR
12 9 (3.11%) Veeam
12 9 (3.11%) F5
13 8 (2.77%) Fortinet
13 8 (2.77%) WatchGuard
14 7 (2.42%) McAfee
14 7 (2.42%) Oracle
14 7 (2.42%) Splunk
15 6 (2.08%) SolarWinds
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