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 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 110 217 545
Rank change year-on-year
+107 +328
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 2857 1433 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.67% 1.36% 0.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.81% 5.05% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2521 1282 285
Average salary £39,000 £38,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.63% -10.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,300 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -17.64%

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
29123 28383 29437
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.21% 26.94% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 24376 23316 24832
Average salary £41,000 £40,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.86% +0.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,000 £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 27 February 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 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
England +104 2705 £39,398 +2.33% 325
London +126 1223 £42,500 - 124
South East +70 571 £38,500 +2.66% 59
City of London +71 249 £42,500 -5.55% 33
East of England +94 231 £35,000 +14.75% 22
Hampshire +55 161 £35,000 -6.66% 9
North West +42 159 £32,500 -10.95% 32
South West +78 151 £35,000 - 27
Yorkshire +37 143 £34,000 +13.33% 24
West Midlands +66 136 £32,500 +4.83% 19
Hertfordshire +54 117 £32,500 +10.16% 12
Berkshire +16 103 £40,000 -1.23% 9
West Yorkshire +37 100 £36,000 +10.76% 15
Surrey +49 98 £38,750 -18.42% 8
Manchester +26 96 £32,500 -7.14% 19
East Midlands +22 79 £36,250 -4.60% 8
Scotland +23 58 £37,500 +19.04% 12
Leeds -2 56 £41,250 +26.92% 12
Buckinghamshire +25 53 £41,250 +26.92% 8
Reading +17 53 £35,000 -4.76% 3
South Wales +13 50 £42,500 +41.66% 3
Wales +7 50 £42,500 +41.66% 4
Essex +11 47 £29,375 +17.50% 2
East Sussex +25 46 £43,500 +117.50% 6
West Sussex +22 42 £40,000 +37.93% 3
Milton Keynes +24 41 £41,250 +26.92% 7
Birmingham +8 38 £32,500 +20.37% 4
Gloucestershire +14 36 £31,250 -21.87% 4
Hemel Hempstead - 35 £35,500 - 2
Leicestershire +25 34 £42,000 +10.52% 4

Windows Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5516 (100.00%) Windows
2 4423 (80.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 3368 (61.06%) Microsoft
4 3267 (59.23%) Active Directory
5 3078 (55.80%) VMware
6 2427 (44.00%) MS Exchange
7 2186 (39.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 1939 (35.15%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1701 (30.84%) MS Excel
10 1687 (30.58%) Citrix
11 1563 (28.34%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1432 (25.96%) DNS
13 1424 (25.82%) SQL Server
14 1394 (25.27%) Firewall
15 1365 (24.75%) Windows 7
16 1324 (24.00%) Cisco
17 1291 (23.40%) Hyper-V
18 1276 (23.13%) Microsoft Certification
19 1196 (21.68%) SAN
20 1167 (21.16%) SQL
21 1061 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2013
22 1041 (18.87%) ITIL
23 1020 (18.49%) DHCP
24 989 (17.93%) Windows 8
25 950 (17.22%) TCP/IP
26 932 (16.90%) MCSE
27 876 (15.88%) SCCM
28 872 (15.81%) Exchange Server 2007
29 836 (15.16%) WAN
30 832 (15.08%) HP

Windows Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 2427 (44.00%) MS Exchange
2 1563 (28.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1061 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 872 (15.81%) Exchange Server 2007
5 718 (13.02%) IIS
6 711 (12.89%) SharePoint
7 540 (9.79%) Lync
8 490 (8.88%) Exchange Server 2003
9 170 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 150 (2.72%) Apache
11 119 (2.16%) SharePoint 2013
12 108 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
13 64 (1.16%) Tomcat
14 54 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
15 40 (0.73%) Office Communications Server
16 38 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2000
17 32 (0.58%) nginx
18 31 (0.56%) CMS
19 29 (0.53%) WebSphere
20 27 (0.49%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1701 (30.84%) MS Excel
2 811 (14.70%) MS Office
3 35 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 34 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 23 (0.42%) MS Project
6 20 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.091%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.073%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.054%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.054%) SPSS
10 2 (0.036%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.018%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.018%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.018%) HipChat
11 1 (0.018%) Maya
11 1 (0.018%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.018%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 99 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 19 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 16 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 15 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.11%) SalesLogix
7 5 (0.091%) Dynamics GP
7 5 (0.091%) Sage 200
8 4 (0.073%) Sage 50
8 4 (0.073%) Eikon
8 4 (0.073%) GoldMine
9 3 (0.054%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.054%) Cognos Controller
9 3 (0.054%) Agresso
10 2 (0.036%) BPCS
10 2 (0.036%) Teamcenter
10 2 (0.036%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.036%) Epicor Vantage
10 2 (0.036%) SAP Business One
10 2 (0.036%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 623 (11.29%) Office 365
2 319 (5.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (1.45%) IaaS
4 69 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
5 56 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
6 45 (0.82%) SaaS
7 33 (0.60%) PaaS
8 15 (0.27%) Google Apps
9 7 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.054%) Yammer
11 1 (0.018%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.018%) MailChimp
11 1 (0.018%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1432 (25.96%) DNS
2 1394 (25.27%) Firewall
3 1196 (21.68%) SAN
4 1020 (18.49%) DHCP
5 950 (17.22%) TCP/IP
6 836 (15.16%) WAN
7 802 (14.54%) LAN
8 600 (10.88%) VPN
9 388 (7.03%) Internet
10 282 (5.11%) Wireless
11 276 (5.00%) VoIP
12 245 (4.44%) iSCSI
13 234 (4.24%) VLAN
14 190 (3.44%) NAS
15 148 (2.68%) NetScaler
16 136 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
17 129 (2.34%) MPLS
18 115 (2.08%) Fibre Channel
19 114 (2.07%) SSL
20 109 (1.98%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1424 (25.82%) SQL Server
2 546 (9.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 373 (6.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 272 (4.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 149 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 115 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 112 (2.03%) MySQL
8 74 (1.34%) SQL Server 2000
9 61 (1.11%) Relational Database
10 57 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 40 (0.73%) Oracle Database
12 26 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
13 24 (0.44%) RDBMS
13 24 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
14 18 (0.33%) DTS
14 18 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
15 17 (0.31%) MS Access
15 17 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 14 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
17 12 (0.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 98 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 72 (1.31%) Visual Studio
3 24 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 17 (0.31%) Git (software)
5 16 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
6 15 (0.27%) Subversion
7 13 (0.24%) MSI
7 13 (0.24%) Jenkins
8 12 (0.22%) TeamCity
9 11 (0.20%) JIRA
10 10 (0.18%) LoadRunner
11 9 (0.16%) AdminStudio
11 9 (0.16%) MSBuild
12 8 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 8 (0.15%) Facilita Forecast
12 8 (0.15%) Rational Performance Tester
12 8 (0.15%) Hudson
13 7 (0.13%) InstallShield
14 6 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
15 5 (0.091%) ReSharper
General
1 649 (11.77%) Finance
2 210 (3.81%) Banking
3 174 (3.15%) Telecoms
4 142 (2.57%) Advertising
5 122 (2.21%) Law
6 88 (1.60%) Legal
7 79 (1.43%) Retail
8 78 (1.41%) Marketing
9 63 (1.14%) Manufacturing
10 57 (1.03%) Back Office
11 37 (0.67%) Electronics
12 35 (0.63%) Publishing
13 29 (0.53%) Investment Banking
14 24 (0.44%) Financial Institution
15 17 (0.31%) Games
16 15 (0.27%) Billing
17 12 (0.22%) French Language
18 8 (0.15%) German Language
19 7 (0.13%) Spanish Language
19 7 (0.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 953 (17.28%) Support Engineer
2 788 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 751 (13.61%) Analyst
4 443 (8.03%) Consultant
5 422 (7.65%) 3rd Line Support
6 420 (7.61%) Administrator
7 416 (7.54%) IT Support
8 357 (6.47%) Support Analyst
9 317 (5.75%) 2nd Line Support
10 293 (5.31%) Systems Administrator
11 291 (5.28%) Systems Engineer
12 252 (4.57%) Technical Support
13 247 (4.48%) Server Engineer
14 237 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 180 (3.26%) Technical Engineer
16 177 (3.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 162 (2.94%) Support Technician
18 158 (2.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
19 151 (2.74%) DBA
20 144 (2.61%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (4.51%) .NET
2 126 (2.28%) HTML
3 120 (2.18%) Web Services
4 105 (1.90%) ASP.NET
5 78 (1.41%) CSS
6 60 (1.09%) .NET Framework
7 59 (1.07%) Application Packaging
7 59 (1.07%) XML
8 43 (0.78%) jQuery
9 32 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC
10 29 (0.53%) WCF
11 26 (0.47%) HTML5
11 26 (0.47%) LAMP
12 25 (0.45%) COM
13 21 (0.38%) MSMQ
14 20 (0.36%) SOAP
14 20 (0.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 18 (0.33%) CSS3
16 14 (0.25%) XSL
16 14 (0.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 481 (8.72%) Clustering
2 349 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 292 (5.29%) Blackberry
4 153 (2.77%) Computer Science
5 144 (2.61%) Replication
6 118 (2.14%) Management Information System
7 98 (1.78%) Thin Client
7 98 (1.78%) Fat Client
8 72 (1.31%) iPhone
9 70 (1.27%) Hedge funds
10 56 (1.02%) Open Source
11 55 (1.00%) EqualLogic
12 53 (0.96%) Client/Server
13 32 (0.58%) iPad
14 30 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
15 29 (0.53%) Statistics
15 29 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
16 28 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
17 26 (0.47%) PKI
18 24 (0.44%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 5516 (100.00%) Windows
2 4423 (80.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 2186 (39.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 1365 (24.75%) Windows 7
5 989 (17.93%) Windows 8
6 738 (13.38%) Linux
7 662 (12.00%) Windows XP
8 254 (4.60%) Windows Vista
9 218 (3.95%) UNIX
10 172 (3.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 120 (2.18%) Mac OS X
12 100 (1.81%) Windows 2000 Server
13 83 (1.50%) Solaris
14 78 (1.41%) CentOS
15 74 (1.34%) Android
16 66 (1.20%) Windows 2000
17 61 (1.11%) Ubuntu
18 47 (0.85%) AIX
19 39 (0.71%) Apple iOS
20 35 (0.63%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1041 (18.87%) ITIL
2 477 (8.65%) Service Delivery
3 377 (6.83%) Disaster Recovery
4 302 (5.47%) Migration
5 268 (4.86%) Project Management
6 241 (4.37%) Change Management
7 192 (3.48%) CRM
7 192 (3.48%) Problem Management
8 181 (3.28%) Mentoring
9 148 (2.68%) Load Balancing
10 138 (2.50%) Incident Management
11 135 (2.45%) Service Management
12 131 (2.37%) PRINCE2
13 129 (2.34%) Performance Tuning
14 121 (2.19%) Configuration Management
15 112 (2.03%) Business Continuity
16 107 (1.94%) Root Cause Analysis
17 102 (1.85%) Change Control
17 102 (1.85%) Time Management
18 101 (1.83%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1167 (21.16%) SQL
2 705 (12.78%) PowerShell
3 119 (2.16%) C#
4 117 (2.12%) VBScript
5 114 (2.07%) VB
6 111 (2.01%) T-SQL
7 94 (1.70%) Perl
8 89 (1.61%) JavaScript
9 82 (1.49%) Java
10 79 (1.43%) C
11 57 (1.03%) Bash Shell
12 51 (0.92%) Shell Script
13 47 (0.85%) PHP
14 39 (0.71%) Python
15 25 (0.45%) VBA
16 22 (0.40%) VB.NET
17 16 (0.29%) Ruby
18 14 (0.25%) C++
19 8 (0.15%) PL/SQL
20 4 (0.073%) R
Qualifications
1 1276 (23.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 932 (16.90%) MCSE
3 472 (8.56%) MCITP
4 436 (7.90%) MCSA
5 418 (7.58%) Cisco Certification
6 409 (7.41%) Degree
7 364 (6.60%) MCP
8 363 (6.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 347 (6.29%) Security Cleared
10 343 (6.22%) CCNA
11 304 (5.51%) SC Cleared
12 199 (3.61%) MCTS
13 168 (3.05%) Citrix Certification
14 155 (2.81%) CCA
15 131 (2.37%) CCNP
16 101 (1.83%) VCP4
17 100 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
18 90 (1.63%) DV Cleared
19 70 (1.27%) VCP5
20 32 (0.58%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 362 (6.56%) SLA
2 74 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 41 (0.74%) QA
4 39 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 26 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 16 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 3 (0.054%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.036%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.036%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.018%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.018%) HL7
10 1 (0.018%) DICOM
System Software
1 3267 (59.23%) Active Directory
2 1939 (35.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1291 (23.40%) Hyper-V
4 711 (12.89%) vSphere
5 710 (12.87%) XenApp
6 393 (7.12%) VMware ESX
7 271 (4.91%) XenDesktop
8 247 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
9 159 (2.88%) Terminal Services
10 136 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
11 103 (1.87%) XenServer
12 97 (1.76%) Terminal Server
13 84 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 81 (1.47%) VMware Server
15 70 (1.27%) vCloud
16 54 (0.98%) ISA Server
17 51 (0.92%) Xen
18 50 (0.91%) NFS
18 50 (0.91%) Forefront TMG
19 30 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 876 (15.88%) SCCM
2 619 (11.22%) SCOM
3 285 (5.17%) Backup Exec
4 178 (3.23%) NetBackup
5 169 (3.06%) SCVMM
6 145 (2.63%) WSUS
7 114 (2.07%) Norton AntiVirus
8 94 (1.70%) SCDPM
9 86 (1.56%) Nagios
10 84 (1.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 62 (1.12%) SCOrch
12 56 (1.02%) Puppet
13 50 (0.91%) HP SIM
14 46 (0.83%) Windows Intune
15 45 (0.82%) SCSM
16 42 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 37 (0.67%) HP Data Protector
18 35 (0.63%) FortiGate
19 32 (0.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
19 32 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3368 (61.06%) Microsoft
2 3078 (55.80%) VMware
3 1687 (30.58%) Citrix
4 1324 (24.00%) Cisco
5 832 (15.08%) HP
6 421 (7.63%) Dell
7 416 (7.54%) Symantec
8 397 (7.20%) NetApp
9 335 (6.07%) EMC
10 218 (3.95%) Apple
11 212 (3.84%) Oracle
11 212 (3.84%) Juniper
12 206 (3.73%) Red Hat
13 199 (3.61%) IBM
14 167 (3.03%) Veeam
15 106 (1.92%) CheckPoint
15 106 (1.92%) McAfee
16 102 (1.85%) SolarWinds
17 96 (1.74%) SonicWALL
18 94 (1.70%) CommVault
London
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £37,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Circa £40,000 DOE
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum +£6,000 bonus, based on your utilisation
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
RM Education
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum + (inc car allowance) + 5% bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE
Posted: 16 hours ago
Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + benefits and Parking!
Posted: 17 hours ago
Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan
DCS Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £35000 Per Annum On Call (£5k) + Pension + 25
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + 7% flex fund & core bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £48000 - £54000 per annum + pension, 25 days, training
Posted: 18 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: car, benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Honiton, Devon
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £27k - 30k per year + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
West London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + Great Package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: £ Excellent
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Strong Bonuses
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £0 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago