Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Windows Server 2012 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2012 over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 93 88
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5 +27
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 83 56 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.70% 2.47% 3.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.75% 10.33% 11.47%
Number of salaries quoted 73 54 83
Cheshire median annual salary £25,500 £29,750 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% -7.03% +18.52%
10th Percentile £17,800 £18,000 £21,300
90th Percentile £39,700 £39,625 £45,000
North West median annual salary £29,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year -15.71% +6.06% +1.54%

Windows Server 2012 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 772 542 846
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 25.13% 23.93% 26.19%
Number of salaries quoted 545 458 734
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% -12.16% -1.33%
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £48,750 £53,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.63%

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Windows Server 2012 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2012 in Cheshire

Windows Server 2012
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Windows Server 2012 in Cheshire

Windows Server 2012
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in Cheshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2012 in Cheshire

Windows Server 2012
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +25 42 £24,250 -11.82% 3
Wilmslow +8 13 £22,250 +11.25% 1
Macclesfield +6 8 £27,500 -45.00% 3
Daresbury - 6 £18,000 -
Knutsford - 4 £36,000 -
Crewe 0 2 £35,000 -6.67% 3
Chester -12 2 £41,250 +24.06% 1
Windows Server 2012
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 83 (100.00%) Windows
2 73 (87.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 52 (62.65%) Active Directory
4 45 (54.22%) Microsoft
5 38 (45.78%) Office 365
5 38 (45.78%) Windows Server
6 35 (42.17%) DNS
7 33 (39.76%) DHCP
8 31 (37.35%) VPN
8 31 (37.35%) Firewall
9 30 (36.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 28 (33.73%) WAN
11 25 (30.12%) Windows 7
12 24 (28.92%) Citrix
12 24 (28.92%) VMware
13 23 (27.71%) Cisco
14 22 (26.51%) MCSE
15 20 (24.10%) LAN
15 20 (24.10%) Exchange Server 2013
16 19 (22.89%) MS Exchange
17 18 (21.69%) ITIL
17 18 (21.69%) MCP
17 18 (21.69%) Cisco Certification
18 17 (20.48%) Windows Server 2003
18 17 (20.48%) TCP/IP
18 17 (20.48%) CCNP
18 17 (20.48%) Hyper-V
19 16 (19.28%) Windows 8
19 16 (19.28%) MCSA
20 15 (18.07%) Microsoft Office

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (24.10%) Exchange Server 2013
2 19 (22.89%) MS Exchange
3 15 (18.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (18.07%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (18.07%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 38 (45.78%) Office 365
2 6 (7.23%) G Suite
2 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.20%) IaaS
4 1 (1.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (42.17%) DNS
2 33 (39.76%) DHCP
3 31 (37.35%) Firewall
3 31 (37.35%) VPN
4 28 (33.73%) WAN
5 20 (24.10%) LAN
6 17 (20.48%) TCP/IP
7 14 (16.87%) VoIP
8 12 (14.46%) IPsec
8 12 (14.46%) Skype
9 11 (13.25%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (13.25%) Cisco IOS
9 11 (13.25%) Cisco PIX
9 11 (13.25%) DMVPN
9 11 (13.25%) IP Telephony
9 11 (13.25%) Network Security
9 11 (13.25%) NX-OS
9 11 (13.25%) Wireless
9 11 (13.25%) Wireshark
9 11 (13.25%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.20%) MySQL
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.20%) Maven
1 1 (1.20%) MSI
General
1 9 (10.84%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.41%) Banking
3 2 (2.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Advertising
4 1 (1.20%) Games
4 1 (1.20%) Law
4 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (31.33%) Analyst
2 23 (27.71%) Support Engineer
3 17 (20.48%) Service Analyst
4 16 (19.28%) Service Desk Analyst
5 12 (14.46%) Active Directory Analyst
6 11 (13.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (13.25%) Network Engineer
7 10 (12.05%) IT Engineer
7 10 (12.05%) IT Support
8 9 (10.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (10.84%) IT Support Engineer
9 7 (8.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 7 (8.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (8.43%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (8.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (8.43%) Windows Engineer
10 6 (7.23%) 1st Line Support
10 6 (7.23%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 6 (7.23%) IT Technician
10 6 (7.23%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.20%) .NET
1 1 (1.20%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.20%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.46%) Driving Licence
2 5 (6.02%) Life Science
3 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.41%) iPad
5 1 (1.20%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 83 (100.00%) Windows
2 73 (87.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (45.78%) Windows Server
4 25 (30.12%) Windows 7
5 17 (20.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (19.28%) Windows 8
7 15 (18.07%) Windows 10
8 10 (12.05%) Mac OS X
9 7 (8.43%) Windows XP
10 3 (3.61%) Linux
11 1 (1.20%) Unix
11 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.69%) ITIL
2 11 (13.25%) ITSM
2 11 (13.25%) Kalman Filter
2 11 (13.25%) Load Balancing
2 11 (13.25%) Service Management
3 10 (12.05%) ITIL V3
4 7 (8.43%) Asset Management
4 7 (8.43%) Time Management
5 6 (7.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (7.23%) ITIL V2
6 5 (6.02%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.61%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.41%) High Availability
8 2 (2.41%) Network Management
8 2 (2.41%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (2.41%) Risk Management
8 2 (2.41%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.41%) Software Deployment
8 2 (2.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.41%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.64%) PowerShell
2 6 (7.23%) SQL
3 3 (3.61%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.20%) C
4 1 (1.20%) Java
4 1 (1.20%) Ruby
4 1 (1.20%) VBA
4 1 (1.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (36.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (26.51%) MCSE
3 18 (21.69%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (21.69%) MCP
4 17 (20.48%) CCNP
5 16 (19.28%) MCSA
6 11 (13.25%) Degree
7 10 (12.05%) MCITP
8 8 (9.64%) A+ Certification
9 7 (8.43%) CCNA
10 6 (7.23%) DBS Check
11 5 (6.02%) CCA
11 5 (6.02%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (6.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (2.41%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.43%) SLA
2 2 (2.41%) PMO
System Software
1 52 (62.65%) Active Directory
2 17 (20.48%) Hyper-V
3 10 (12.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (6.02%) XenApp
5 3 (3.61%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.20%) Docker
6 1 (1.20%) KVM
6 1 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) SCCM
2 2 (2.41%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (54.22%) Microsoft
2 24 (28.92%) Citrix
2 24 (28.92%) VMware
3 23 (27.71%) Cisco
4 11 (13.25%) F5
4 11 (13.25%) Riverbed
5 10 (12.05%) Apple
6 6 (7.23%) Google
7 4 (4.82%) Veeam
8 3 (3.61%) IBM
9 2 (2.41%) NETGEAR
10 1 (1.20%) Avaya
10 1 (1.20%) HP
10 1 (1.20%) McAfee
10 1 (1.20%) NetApp
10 1 (1.20%) Oracle
10 1 (1.20%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.20%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.20%) Symantec