Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 113 120
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7 +19
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 376 347 330
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.85% 2.78% 2.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.60% 12.35% 10.34%
Number of salaries quoted 344 295 259
North West median annual salary £29,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.71% +7.69% +1.56%
10th Percentile £20,750 £22,000 £21,200
90th Percentile £44,500 £52,375 £45,000
England median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 2984 2809 3190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.58% 22.51% 24.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2371 2334 2580
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2012 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 in the North West.

Salary trend for Windows Server 2012 in the North West

Windows Server 2012
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in the North West over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2012 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 within the North West region over the 6 months to 17 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
Manchester +5 234 £29,500 -21.33% 19
Cheshire -4 87 £25,500 -14.29% 8
Merseyside -21 26 £39,000 +5.41%
Lancashire +9 25 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Cumbria +5 4 £24,000 -11.93% 1
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 North West region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 376 (100.00%) Windows
2 250 (66.49%) Microsoft
3 242 (64.36%) Active Directory
4 230 (61.17%) Windows Server
5 217 (57.71%) VMware
6 213 (56.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 176 (46.81%) Office 365
8 158 (42.02%) MS Exchange
9 149 (39.63%) Cisco
10 129 (34.31%) Exchange Server 2010
11 126 (33.51%) DNS
11 126 (33.51%) ITIL
12 122 (32.45%) Hyper-V
13 120 (31.91%) Windows 7
14 116 (30.85%) VMware Infrastructure
15 112 (29.79%) Windows 10
16 111 (29.52%) Firewall
17 95 (25.27%) Microsoft Certification
18 90 (23.94%) DHCP
18 90 (23.94%) WAN
19 84 (22.34%) SAN
20 82 (21.81%) TCP/IP
21 80 (21.28%) LAN
22 79 (21.01%) MCSE
23 75 (19.95%) Microsoft Office
24 65 (17.29%) Citrix
25 57 (15.16%) Cisco Certification
26 55 (14.63%) SQL Server
27 53 (14.10%) Exchange Server 2013
28 50 (13.30%) Windows 8

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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
1 158 (42.02%) MS Exchange
2 129 (34.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 53 (14.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 40 (10.64%) SharePoint
5 26 (6.91%) Exchange Server 2007
6 23 (6.12%) Skype for Business
7 20 (5.32%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (3.19%) IIS
9 7 (1.86%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.33%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.80%) Apache
13 2 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.27%) nginx
14 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 75 (19.95%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.80%) Epicor Tropos
3 1 (0.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 176 (46.81%) Office 365
2 27 (7.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.79%) Mimecast
4 13 (3.46%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.86%) G Suite
6 4 (1.06%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.53%) CodePlex
8 2 (0.53%) IaaS
9 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 126 (33.51%) DNS
2 111 (29.52%) Firewall
3 90 (23.94%) DHCP
3 90 (23.94%) WAN
4 84 (22.34%) SAN
5 82 (21.81%) TCP/IP
6 80 (21.28%) LAN
7 40 (10.64%) VPN
8 31 (8.24%) VLAN
9 24 (6.38%) VoIP
10 18 (4.79%) MPLS
10 18 (4.79%) Network Security
10 18 (4.79%) Skype
10 18 (4.79%) Wi-Fi
11 17 (4.52%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (3.46%) IPsec
12 13 (3.46%) SSL
12 13 (3.46%) Wireless
13 12 (3.19%) Ethernet
13 12 (3.19%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (4.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (3.19%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (1.86%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.86%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.60%) DTS
8 5 (1.33%) MySQL
8 5 (1.33%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.53%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.66%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (1.60%) Toad
4 3 (0.80%) Selenium
5 2 (0.53%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.53%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.27%) Maven
6 1 (0.27%) MSI
6 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 39 (10.37%) Finance
2 22 (5.85%) Manufacturing
2 22 (5.85%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.52%) Retail
4 9 (2.39%) Back Office
5 7 (1.86%) Games
6 4 (1.06%) Banking
7 3 (0.80%) Billing
7 3 (0.80%) Marketing
8 2 (0.53%) Advertising
8 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.27%) Automotive
9 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 109 (28.99%) Support Engineer
2 73 (19.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 54 (14.36%) Analyst
4 53 (14.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 48 (12.77%) 3rd Line Support
6 46 (12.23%) 2nd Line Support
6 46 (12.23%) IT Support
7 44 (11.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 36 (9.57%) IT Engineer
9 32 (8.51%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 27 (7.18%) Service Analyst
11 25 (6.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 25 (6.65%) IT Support Engineer
11 25 (6.65%) Service Desk Analyst
11 25 (6.65%) Windows Engineer
12 22 (5.85%) IT Technician
12 22 (5.85%) VMware Engineer
13 21 (5.59%) Support Analyst
14 17 (4.52%) 1st Line Support
15 16 (4.26%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.91%) Web Services
2 5 (1.33%) JSP
3 4 (1.06%) .NET
4 3 (0.80%) HTML
5 2 (0.53%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.53%) SOAP
6 1 (0.27%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.27%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.27%) COM
6 1 (0.27%) CSS
6 1 (0.27%) DOM
6 1 (0.27%) FreeSWITCH
6 1 (0.27%) HTML5
6 1 (0.27%) ODBC
6 1 (0.27%) REST
6 1 (0.27%) SAX
6 1 (0.27%) WPF
6 1 (0.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.57%) Driving Licence
2 18 (4.79%) Data Centre
3 16 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.19%) Clustering
5 9 (2.39%) Virtual Team
6 7 (1.86%) iPhone
7 6 (1.60%) iPad
8 5 (1.33%) Life Science
9 4 (1.06%) Replication
10 3 (0.80%) FMCG
10 3 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.53%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.27%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.27%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.27%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 376 (100.00%) Windows
2 230 (61.17%) Windows Server
3 213 (56.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 120 (31.91%) Windows 7
5 112 (29.79%) Windows 10
6 50 (13.30%) Windows 8
7 47 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (6.65%) Linux
9 14 (3.72%) Windows XP
10 11 (2.93%) Mac OS X
11 7 (1.86%) Android
11 7 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.86%) Unix
12 4 (1.06%) CentOS
13 3 (0.80%) HPUX
13 3 (0.80%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.53%) AIX
14 2 (0.53%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (33.51%) ITIL
2 27 (7.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 23 (6.12%) Service Management
4 20 (5.32%) ITIL V3
5 19 (5.05%) ITSM
6 17 (4.52%) Load Balancing
6 17 (4.52%) Problem Management
7 16 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
8 15 (3.99%) Time Management
9 13 (3.46%) High Availability
9 13 (3.46%) Kalman Filter
9 13 (3.46%) Service Delivery
10 11 (2.93%) Mentoring
11 10 (2.66%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (2.13%) Asset Management
12 8 (2.13%) ERP
12 8 (2.13%) Knowledge Management
12 8 (2.13%) Migration
12 8 (2.13%) Project Management
13 7 (1.86%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (10.64%) SQL
2 36 (9.57%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.66%) T-SQL
4 9 (2.39%) VBScript
5 3 (0.80%) Java
5 3 (0.80%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.53%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.53%) C#
6 2 (0.53%) C++
6 2 (0.53%) Python
6 2 (0.53%) VBA
7 1 (0.27%) C
7 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.27%) PHP
7 1 (0.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 95 (25.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (21.01%) MCSE
3 57 (15.16%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (13.03%) MCP
5 43 (11.44%) CCNA
6 36 (9.57%) MCSA
7 35 (9.31%) Degree
8 23 (6.12%) CCNP
9 21 (5.59%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (4.26%) MCITP
11 13 (3.46%) A+ Certification
11 13 (3.46%) Citrix Certification
11 13 (3.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (2.93%) CCA
13 8 (2.13%) Network+ Certification
14 7 (1.86%) DBS Check
15 6 (1.60%) ISEB
15 6 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 6 (1.60%) NCDA
16 3 (0.80%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (10.90%) SLA
2 15 (3.99%) QA
3 7 (1.86%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.80%) PMO
5 2 (0.53%) GDPR
5 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 242 (64.36%) Active Directory
2 122 (32.45%) Hyper-V
3 116 (30.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (7.98%) vSphere
5 26 (6.91%) Terminal Services
6 24 (6.38%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (6.12%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (2.93%) XenApp
9 9 (2.39%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.33%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.80%) XenServer
12 2 (0.53%) Docker
12 2 (0.53%) KVM
12 2 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.27%) NFS
13 1 (0.27%) OpenSIPS
13 1 (0.27%) Varnish
13 1 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 26 (6.91%) SCCM
2 8 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (1.60%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (1.06%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.53%) Ansible
5 2 (0.53%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.53%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.53%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.53%) Rundeck
5 2 (0.53%) SCOM
5 2 (0.53%) WSUS
5 2 (0.53%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.27%) cPanel
6 1 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.27%) Plesk
6 1 (0.27%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.27%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 250 (66.49%) Microsoft
2 217 (57.71%) VMware
3 149 (39.63%) Cisco
4 65 (17.29%) Citrix
5 31 (8.24%) Veeam
6 16 (4.26%) HP
7 14 (3.72%) Apple
8 12 (3.19%) F5
8 12 (3.19%) Riverbed
9 11 (2.93%) IBM
10 10 (2.66%) Oracle
11 9 (2.39%) Dell
11 9 (2.39%) NetApp
12 7 (1.86%) Cognos
12 7 (1.86%) Google
12 7 (1.86%) Mitel
12 7 (1.86%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.86%) Symantec
13 5 (1.33%) EqualLogic
13 5 (1.33%) Lotus