The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Server 2012 skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 109 218 605
Rank change year-on-year
+109 +387
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 2796 1374 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.64% 1.34% 0.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.63% 4.87% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2452 1198 239
Average salary £38,500 £39,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.28% -8.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £36,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -15.29%

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

Operating Systems Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
29033 28189 30240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.42% 27.48% 27.64%
Number of salaries quoted 24362 23214 25899
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Windows Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Salary Trend

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

Windows Server 2012 Salary Trend in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 within the UK.

Windows Server 2012 Salary Histogram in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Job Locations

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 UK 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
England +112 2642 £38,500 -3.75% 353
London +119 1176 £42,500 - 128
South East +62 571 £38,500 -4.93% 74
City of London +84 244 £42,500 -5.55% 34
East of England +87 188 £40,000 +26.98% 25
Yorkshire +56 171 £32,750 +3.96% 23
North West +45 169 £35,000 -0.70% 32
Hampshire +44 153 £36,000 -4.00% 21
South West +69 143 £35,000 -10.82% 31
West Midlands +70 129 £32,500 +5.69% 19
Surrey +42 105 £37,500 -18.91% 4
West Yorkshire +41 105 £35,000 +7.69% 16
Manchester +20 104 £34,500 +6.15% 22
Berkshire +6 101 £40,000 -5.88% 19
East Midlands +22 81 £35,000 -5.40% 15
Hertfordshire +36 71 £40,000 +26.98% 14
Scotland +7 61 £37,500 +17.18% 8
Essex +31 55 £40,000 +77.77% 6
Buckinghamshire +27 53 £37,500 +63.04% 9
Wales +14 51 £42,250 +40.83% 7
Leeds -1 51 £40,000 +25.00% 9
South Wales +17 50 £42,500 +41.66% 7
East Sussex +26 49 £44,000 +120.00% 3
Reading +17 49 £36,250 -10.49% 10
Wiltshire +34 47 £37,000 -17.77% 4
Milton Keynes +33 43 £37,500 +76.47% 7
Birmingham +18 39 £32,500 +20.37% 3
West Sussex +18 38 £37,000 -1.33% 8
South Yorkshire +16 37 £29,000 -3.33% 4
Cheshire +15 36 £43,750 +5.42% 6

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 5268 (100.00%) Windows
2 4252 (80.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 3208 (60.90%) Microsoft
4 3130 (59.42%) Active Directory
5 2949 (55.98%) VMware
6 2318 (44.00%) MS Exchange
7 2112 (40.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 1900 (36.07%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1633 (31.00%) MS Excel
10 1618 (30.71%) Citrix
11 1520 (28.85%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1454 (27.60%) DNS
13 1409 (26.75%) SQL Server
14 1362 (25.85%) Firewall
15 1289 (24.47%) Windows 7
16 1260 (23.92%) Hyper-V
17 1255 (23.82%) Cisco
18 1218 (23.12%) Microsoft Certification
19 1155 (21.92%) SAN
20 1113 (21.13%) SQL
21 1034 (19.63%) DHCP
22 1005 (19.08%) Exchange Server 2013
23 1001 (19.00%) ITIL
24 942 (17.88%) TCP/IP
25 929 (17.63%) Windows 8
26 885 (16.80%) MCSE
27 859 (16.31%) Exchange Server 2007
28 818 (15.53%) SCCM
29 798 (15.15%) WAN
29 798 (15.15%) MS Office

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 2318 (44.00%) MS Exchange
2 1520 (28.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1005 (19.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 859 (16.31%) Exchange Server 2007
5 694 (13.17%) SharePoint
6 675 (12.81%) IIS
7 514 (9.76%) Lync
8 484 (9.19%) Exchange Server 2003
9 177 (3.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 161 (3.06%) Apache
11 119 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
12 99 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
13 72 (1.37%) Tomcat
14 67 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
15 49 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2000
16 40 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
16 40 (0.76%) CMS
17 30 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
18 25 (0.47%) WebSphere
18 25 (0.47%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1633 (31.00%) MS Excel
2 798 (15.15%) MS Office
3 31 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 31 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.42%) MS Project
5 20 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.11%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.095%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.057%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.057%) SPSS
9 2 (0.038%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.019%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.019%) Maya
10 1 (0.019%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.019%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.019%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 95 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
3 19 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 14 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 12 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.13%) Google Analytics
7 6 (0.11%) SalesLogix
8 5 (0.095%) Dynamics GP
8 5 (0.095%) Sage 50
9 4 (0.076%) GoldMine
10 3 (0.057%) Cognos Controller
10 3 (0.057%) Agresso
11 2 (0.038%) Epicor Vantage
11 2 (0.038%) BPCS
11 2 (0.038%) Sentinel
11 2 (0.038%) SAP Business One
12 1 (0.019%) Sage 1000
12 1 (0.019%) Oracle EBS R12
12 1 (0.019%) SAP CO
12 1 (0.019%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 586 (11.12%) Office 365
2 274 (5.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (1.52%) IaaS
4 65 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
5 59 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
6 48 (0.91%) SaaS
7 29 (0.55%) PaaS
8 10 (0.19%) Google Apps
9 6 (0.11%) Yammer
10 4 (0.076%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.057%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.038%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.019%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.019%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 1454 (27.60%) DNS
2 1362 (25.85%) Firewall
3 1155 (21.92%) SAN
4 1034 (19.63%) DHCP
5 942 (17.88%) TCP/IP
6 798 (15.15%) WAN
7 775 (14.71%) LAN
8 573 (10.88%) VPN
9 377 (7.16%) Internet
10 286 (5.43%) Wireless
11 269 (5.11%) VoIP
12 239 (4.54%) VLAN
13 236 (4.48%) iSCSI
14 203 (3.85%) NAS
15 163 (3.09%) NetScaler
16 140 (2.66%) Cisco ASA
17 130 (2.47%) MPLS
18 119 (2.26%) Fibre Channel
19 115 (2.18%) SSL
20 109 (2.07%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1409 (26.75%) SQL Server
2 528 (10.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 363 (6.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 276 (5.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 140 (2.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 115 (2.18%) MySQL
7 111 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 69 (1.31%) SQL Server 2000
9 65 (1.23%) Relational Database
10 51 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 35 (0.66%) Oracle Database
12 28 (0.53%) RDBMS
13 27 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
14 22 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
15 20 (0.38%) MS Access
15 20 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 18 (0.34%) DTS
17 17 (0.32%) DB2
17 17 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
18 14 (0.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 111 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 63 (1.20%) Visual Studio
3 28 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 19 (0.36%) MSI
5 18 (0.34%) Git (software)
6 14 (0.27%) TeamCity
6 14 (0.27%) Subversion
7 12 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
7 12 (0.23%) AdminStudio
8 10 (0.19%) LoadRunner
9 9 (0.17%) InstallShield
9 9 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 9 (0.17%) MSBuild
10 8 (0.15%) Jenkins
10 8 (0.15%) Facilita Forecast
10 8 (0.15%) Rational Performance Tester
11 7 (0.13%) JIRA
12 5 (0.095%) Ant
12 5 (0.095%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (0.076%) Mercurial
General
1 651 (12.36%) Finance
2 191 (3.63%) Banking
3 186 (3.53%) Telecoms
4 115 (2.18%) Law
4 115 (2.18%) Advertising
5 86 (1.63%) Legal
6 78 (1.48%) Retail
7 77 (1.46%) Marketing
8 66 (1.25%) Manufacturing
9 42 (0.80%) Back Office
10 33 (0.63%) Electronics
11 25 (0.47%) Financial Institution
12 21 (0.40%) Investment Banking
12 21 (0.40%) Publishing
13 15 (0.28%) French Language
14 12 (0.23%) Billing
15 11 (0.21%) Games
16 8 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.15%) Military
16 8 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 899 (17.07%) Support Engineer
2 738 (14.01%) Analyst
2 738 (14.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 415 (7.88%) Consultant
4 402 (7.63%) IT Support
5 384 (7.29%) 3rd Line Support
6 369 (7.00%) Administrator
7 363 (6.89%) Support Analyst
8 301 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
9 273 (5.18%) Systems Engineer
10 251 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
10 251 (4.76%) Server Engineer
11 226 (4.29%) Technical Support
12 212 (4.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 184 (3.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 164 (3.11%) Support Technician
15 148 (2.81%) Technical Engineer
16 140 (2.66%) Network Engineer
17 139 (2.64%) Architect
18 138 (2.62%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 246 (4.67%) .NET
2 119 (2.26%) HTML
3 114 (2.16%) Web Services
4 112 (2.13%) ASP.NET
5 75 (1.42%) CSS
6 61 (1.16%) XML
7 59 (1.12%) Application Packaging
8 55 (1.04%) .NET Framework
9 37 (0.70%) WCF
10 36 (0.68%) jQuery
11 29 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC
12 26 (0.49%) COM
13 25 (0.47%) LAMP
14 20 (0.38%) HTML5
14 20 (0.38%) SOAP
14 20 (0.38%) MSMQ
15 17 (0.32%) CSS3
16 16 (0.30%) Ajax
16 16 (0.30%) Software Packaging
17 15 (0.28%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 493 (9.36%) Clustering
2 318 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
3 290 (5.50%) Blackberry
4 135 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 135 (2.56%) Replication
5 132 (2.51%) Management Information System
6 96 (1.82%) Thin Client
6 96 (1.82%) Fat Client
7 71 (1.35%) Hedge funds
8 68 (1.29%) iPhone
9 51 (0.97%) Open Source
9 51 (0.97%) EqualLogic
10 41 (0.78%) Client/Server
11 32 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
11 32 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
12 30 (0.57%) iPad
13 29 (0.55%) PKI
14 28 (0.53%) CLARiiON
14 28 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
15 25 (0.47%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5268 (100.00%) Windows
2 4252 (80.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 2112 (40.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1289 (24.47%) Windows 7
5 929 (17.63%) Windows 8
6 727 (13.80%) Linux
7 619 (11.75%) Windows XP
8 231 (4.38%) Windows Vista
9 215 (4.08%) UNIX
10 185 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 111 (2.11%) Mac OS X
12 101 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
13 89 (1.69%) Solaris
14 69 (1.31%) Windows 2000
15 68 (1.29%) Android
15 68 (1.29%) CentOS
16 60 (1.14%) Ubuntu
17 57 (1.08%) AIX
18 41 (0.78%) Debian
19 36 (0.68%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1001 (19.00%) ITIL
2 434 (8.24%) Service Delivery
3 373 (7.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 277 (5.26%) Migration
5 261 (4.95%) Project Management
6 236 (4.48%) Change Management
7 182 (3.45%) Problem Management
8 178 (3.38%) CRM
9 170 (3.23%) Mentoring
10 143 (2.71%) Load Balancing
11 131 (2.49%) PRINCE2
12 127 (2.41%) Incident Management
13 124 (2.35%) Configuration Management
14 115 (2.18%) Performance Tuning
15 112 (2.13%) Service Management
16 107 (2.03%) Kalman Filter
17 102 (1.94%) Change Control
18 99 (1.88%) Time Management
19 97 (1.84%) Agile Software Development
19 97 (1.84%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 1113 (21.13%) SQL
2 643 (12.21%) PowerShell
3 132 (2.51%) VB
4 123 (2.33%) C#
5 109 (2.07%) T-SQL
6 108 (2.05%) VBScript
7 81 (1.54%) C
8 77 (1.46%) JavaScript
9 67 (1.27%) Perl
10 63 (1.20%) Java
11 58 (1.10%) Shell Script
12 49 (0.93%) Bash Shell
13 38 (0.72%) PHP
14 36 (0.68%) VB.NET
15 28 (0.53%) Python
16 19 (0.36%) VBA
17 15 (0.28%) C++
18 10 (0.19%) Ruby
19 7 (0.13%) PL/SQL
20 3 (0.057%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1218 (23.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 885 (16.80%) MCSE
3 451 (8.56%) MCITP
4 409 (7.76%) MCSA
5 392 (7.44%) Cisco Certification
6 371 (7.04%) MCP
7 364 (6.91%) Degree
8 361 (6.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 332 (6.30%) Security Cleared
10 322 (6.11%) CCNA
11 297 (5.64%) SC Cleared
12 198 (3.76%) MCTS
13 168 (3.19%) Citrix Certification
14 151 (2.87%) CCA
15 125 (2.37%) CCNP
16 104 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
17 84 (1.59%) DV Cleared
18 62 (1.18%) VCP5
19 35 (0.66%) VCAP
20 31 (0.59%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 323 (6.13%) SLA
2 74 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 37 (0.70%) QA
5 27 (0.51%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.095%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 2 (0.038%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.019%) HL7
9 1 (0.019%) DICOM
9 1 (0.019%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3130 (59.42%) Active Directory
2 1900 (36.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1260 (23.92%) Hyper-V
4 690 (13.10%) XenApp
5 681 (12.93%) vSphere
6 385 (7.31%) VMware ESX
7 269 (5.11%) XenDesktop
8 251 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
9 159 (3.02%) Terminal Services
10 131 (2.49%) Microsoft App-V
11 97 (1.84%) XenServer
12 95 (1.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 90 (1.71%) Terminal Server
14 76 (1.44%) VMware Server
15 64 (1.21%) vCloud
16 53 (1.01%) ISA Server
17 50 (0.95%) Forefront TMG
18 47 (0.89%) Xen
19 43 (0.82%) NFS
20 33 (0.63%) UAG
Systems Management
1 818 (15.53%) SCCM
2 573 (10.88%) SCOM
3 275 (5.22%) Backup Exec
4 179 (3.40%) NetBackup
5 175 (3.32%) SCVMM
6 130 (2.47%) WSUS
7 122 (2.32%) Norton AntiVirus
8 108 (2.05%) SCDPM
9 87 (1.65%) Nagios
10 76 (1.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 70 (1.33%) SCOrch
12 62 (1.18%) HP SIM
13 45 (0.85%) Puppet
13 45 (0.85%) SCSM
14 39 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 39 (0.74%) Windows Intune
15 36 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 34 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
17 32 (0.61%) FortiGate
18 31 (0.59%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 3208 (60.90%) Microsoft
2 2949 (55.98%) VMware
3 1618 (30.71%) Citrix
4 1255 (23.82%) Cisco
5 794 (15.07%) HP
6 414 (7.86%) NetApp
7 393 (7.46%) Symantec
8 391 (7.42%) Dell
9 324 (6.15%) EMC
10 235 (4.46%) Oracle
11 222 (4.21%) Red Hat
12 220 (4.18%) Apple
13 211 (4.01%) Juniper
14 198 (3.76%) IBM
15 160 (3.04%) Veeam
16 119 (2.26%) CheckPoint
17 100 (1.90%) SolarWinds
18 95 (1.80%) McAfee
19 91 (1.73%) SonicWALL
20 87 (1.65%) Sophos
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