Period
to 21 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 112 125
Rank change year-on-year +3 +13 +11
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 371 342 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.78% 2.75% 2.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.37% 12.20% 10.34%
Number of salaries quoted 339 293 252
North West median annual salary £29,500 £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.71% +6.06% +1.54%
10th Percentile £20,750 £22,000 £21,275
90th Percentile £44,500 £51,250 £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 2999 2804 3142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.50% 22.54% 24.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2379 2333 2536
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 21 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 21 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 +5 232 £29,750 -20.67% 23
Cheshire -5 84 £25,500 -7.27% 11
Merseyside -17 27 £38,500 +5.48% 1
Lancashire +11 24 £30,000 -14.29% 1
Cumbria +5 4 £24,000 -11.93%
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 371 (100.00%) Windows
2 247 (66.58%) Microsoft
3 240 (64.69%) Active Directory
4 229 (61.73%) Windows Server
5 214 (57.68%) VMware
6 210 (56.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 173 (46.63%) Office 365
8 155 (41.78%) MS Exchange
9 146 (39.35%) Cisco
10 127 (34.23%) Exchange Server 2010
11 125 (33.69%) DNS
12 124 (33.42%) ITIL
13 121 (32.61%) Hyper-V
13 121 (32.61%) Windows 7
14 115 (31.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 112 (30.19%) Windows 10
16 109 (29.38%) Firewall
17 94 (25.34%) Microsoft Certification
18 89 (23.99%) DHCP
18 89 (23.99%) WAN
19 84 (22.64%) SAN
20 82 (22.10%) TCP/IP
21 79 (21.29%) LAN
22 78 (21.02%) MCSE
23 73 (19.68%) Microsoft Office
24 64 (17.25%) Citrix
25 55 (14.82%) Cisco Certification
25 55 (14.82%) SQL Server
26 51 (13.75%) Exchange Server 2013
27 49 (13.21%) 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
1 155 (41.78%) MS Exchange
2 127 (34.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 51 (13.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 40 (10.78%) SharePoint
5 26 (7.01%) Exchange Server 2007
6 22 (5.93%) Skype for Business
7 20 (5.39%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (3.23%) IIS
9 7 (1.89%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.35%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.81%) Apache
13 2 (0.54%) 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 73 (19.68%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.62%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.81%) Epicor Tropos
3 1 (0.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 173 (46.63%) Office 365
2 27 (7.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.85%) Mimecast
4 13 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.62%) G Suite
6 4 (1.08%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.54%) CodePlex
8 2 (0.54%) IaaS
9 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 125 (33.69%) DNS
2 109 (29.38%) Firewall
3 89 (23.99%) DHCP
3 89 (23.99%) WAN
4 84 (22.64%) SAN
5 82 (22.10%) TCP/IP
6 79 (21.29%) LAN
7 39 (10.51%) VPN
8 31 (8.36%) VLAN
9 23 (6.20%) VoIP
10 19 (5.12%) Wi-Fi
11 17 (4.58%) MPLS
11 17 (4.58%) Network Security
11 17 (4.58%) Skype
12 16 (4.31%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (3.23%) IPsec
13 12 (3.23%) SSL
13 12 (3.23%) Wireless
14 11 (2.96%) IP Telephony
14 11 (2.96%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (14.82%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (4.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (2.16%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (1.89%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.62%) DTS
8 5 (1.35%) MySQL
8 5 (1.35%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.54%) 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 (2.70%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (1.62%) Toad
4 3 (0.81%) Selenium
5 2 (0.54%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.54%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.27%) Maven
6 1 (0.27%) MSI
6 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 38 (10.24%) Finance
2 23 (6.20%) Manufacturing
3 21 (5.66%) Telecoms
4 17 (4.58%) Retail
5 9 (2.43%) Back Office
6 7 (1.89%) Games
7 4 (1.08%) Banking
8 3 (0.81%) Billing
8 3 (0.81%) Marketing
9 2 (0.54%) Advertising
9 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.27%) Automotive
10 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 108 (29.11%) Support Engineer
2 73 (19.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 52 (14.02%) Analyst
3 52 (14.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 48 (12.94%) 3rd Line Support
5 46 (12.40%) 2nd Line Support
6 45 (12.13%) IT Support
7 44 (11.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 35 (9.43%) IT Engineer
9 31 (8.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 26 (7.01%) Service Analyst
11 25 (6.74%) IT Support Engineer
11 25 (6.74%) Windows Engineer
12 24 (6.47%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 24 (6.47%) Service Desk Analyst
13 22 (5.93%) IT Technician
13 22 (5.93%) VMware Engineer
14 20 (5.39%) Support Analyst
15 18 (4.85%) 1st Line Support
16 16 (4.31%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.01%) Web Services
2 5 (1.35%) JSP
3 4 (1.08%) .NET
4 3 (0.81%) HTML
5 2 (0.54%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.54%) 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 35 (9.43%) Driving Licence
2 17 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.58%) Data Centre
3 12 (3.23%) Clustering
4 8 (2.16%) Virtual Team
5 7 (1.89%) iPhone
6 6 (1.62%) iPad
7 5 (1.35%) Life Science
8 4 (1.08%) Replication
9 3 (0.81%) FMCG
9 3 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.54%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.27%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.27%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.27%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 371 (100.00%) Windows
2 229 (61.73%) Windows Server
3 210 (56.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 121 (32.61%) Windows 7
5 112 (30.19%) Windows 10
6 49 (13.21%) Windows 8
7 46 (12.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (6.74%) Linux
9 14 (3.77%) Windows XP
10 11 (2.96%) Mac OS X
11 7 (1.89%) Android
11 7 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.89%) Unix
12 4 (1.08%) CentOS
13 3 (0.81%) HPUX
13 3 (0.81%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.54%) AIX
14 2 (0.54%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (33.42%) ITIL
2 26 (7.01%) Disaster Recovery
3 22 (5.93%) Service Management
4 19 (5.12%) ITIL V3
5 18 (4.85%) ITSM
6 17 (4.58%) Problem Management
7 16 (4.31%) Load Balancing
8 15 (4.04%) Root Cause Analysis
8 15 (4.04%) Time Management
9 13 (3.50%) High Availability
10 12 (3.23%) Service Delivery
11 11 (2.96%) Kalman Filter
12 10 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (2.70%) Mentoring
13 8 (2.16%) ERP
13 8 (2.16%) Knowledge Management
13 8 (2.16%) Migration
13 8 (2.16%) Project Management
14 7 (1.89%) Incident Management
14 7 (1.89%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (10.24%) SQL
2 37 (9.97%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.70%) T-SQL
4 9 (2.43%) VBScript
5 3 (0.81%) Java
5 3 (0.81%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.54%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.54%) C#
6 2 (0.54%) C++
6 2 (0.54%) Python
6 2 (0.54%) VBA
7 1 (0.27%) C
7 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.27%) PHP
7 1 (0.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 94 (25.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (21.02%) MCSE
3 55 (14.82%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (12.94%) MCP
5 42 (11.32%) CCNA
6 36 (9.70%) MCSA
7 34 (9.16%) Degree
8 21 (5.66%) CCNP
8 21 (5.66%) ITIL Certification
9 16 (4.31%) MCITP
10 13 (3.50%) A+ Certification
10 13 (3.50%) Citrix Certification
10 13 (3.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (2.96%) CCA
12 8 (2.16%) Network+ Certification
13 6 (1.62%) DBS Check
13 6 (1.62%) ISEB
13 6 (1.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (1.62%) NCDA
14 3 (0.81%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (10.78%) SLA
2 15 (4.04%) QA
3 7 (1.89%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.54%) GDPR
4 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.54%) PMO
System Software
1 240 (64.69%) Active Directory
2 121 (32.61%) Hyper-V
3 115 (31.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (8.09%) vSphere
5 25 (6.74%) Terminal Services
6 23 (6.20%) Virtual Machines
7 22 (5.93%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (2.96%) XenApp
9 9 (2.43%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.08%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.81%) XenServer
13 2 (0.54%) Docker
13 2 (0.54%) KVM
13 2 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.27%) NFS
14 1 (0.27%) OpenSIPS
14 1 (0.27%) Varnish
14 1 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 27 (7.28%) SCCM
2 8 (2.16%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (1.62%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (1.08%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.54%) Ansible
5 2 (0.54%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.54%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.54%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.54%) Rundeck
5 2 (0.54%) SCOM
5 2 (0.54%) WSUS
5 2 (0.54%) 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
1 247 (66.58%) Microsoft
2 214 (57.68%) VMware
3 146 (39.35%) Cisco
4 64 (17.25%) Citrix
5 31 (8.36%) Veeam
6 16 (4.31%) HP
7 14 (3.77%) Apple
8 11 (2.96%) F5
8 11 (2.96%) IBM
8 11 (2.96%) Riverbed
9 10 (2.70%) Oracle
10 9 (2.43%) Dell
10 9 (2.43%) NetApp
11 7 (1.89%) Cognos
11 7 (1.89%) Red Hat
11 7 (1.89%) Symantec
12 6 (1.62%) Google
12 6 (1.62%) Mitel
13 5 (1.35%) EqualLogic
13 5 (1.35%) Lotus