Period
to 18 August 2018

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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
England > North West
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 119 121
Rank change year-on-year -19 +2 +11
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 293 359 286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.40% 2.72% 2.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.38% 11.89% 11.70%
Number of salaries quoted 234 329 222
North West median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -14.29% +9.38%
10th Percentile £20,000 £21,250 £22,250
90th Percentile £44,500 £45,750 £54,000
England median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.32% +1.33% -

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 2,575 3,020 2,445
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.12% 22.88% 21.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2,030 2,485 2,040
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,875 £57,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 2018. 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 +13 198 £32,500 +12.07% 31
Cheshire -46 45 £32,750 +9.17% 11
Merseyside +15 28 £37,500 -8.54% 15
Lancashire +1 19 £27,500 -15.38% 3
Cumbria -1 2 £51,250 +105.00% 1
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 293 (100.00%) Windows
2 248 (84.64%) Windows Server
3 207 (70.65%) Active Directory
4 195 (66.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 184 (62.80%) VMware
6 170 (58.02%) Microsoft
7 129 (44.03%) Office 365
8 109 (37.20%) Hyper-V
9 104 (35.49%) VMware Infrastructure
10 100 (34.13%) MS Exchange
11 83 (28.33%) Cisco
12 79 (26.96%) DNS
13 77 (26.28%) SQL Server
14 75 (25.60%) Windows 7
15 73 (24.91%) Windows 10
16 72 (24.57%) ITIL
17 67 (22.87%) Microsoft Certification
17 67 (22.87%) Citrix
17 67 (22.87%) Exchange Server 2010
18 62 (21.16%) Firewall
19 60 (20.48%) SQL
20 59 (20.14%) DHCP
21 57 (19.45%) LAN
21 57 (19.45%) SAN
21 57 (19.45%) Microsoft Azure
22 54 (18.43%) Exchange Server 2013
22 54 (18.43%) WAN
23 48 (16.38%) SharePoint
24 47 (16.04%) MCSE
24 47 (16.04%) Infrastructure Engineering

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
1 100 (34.13%) MS Exchange
2 67 (22.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 54 (18.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 48 (16.38%) SharePoint
5 31 (10.58%) IIS
6 20 (6.83%) Skype for Business
7 17 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (3.41%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (3.07%) Tomcat
10 8 (2.73%) WordPress
11 6 (2.05%) Apache
11 6 (2.05%) Confluence
12 5 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (1.37%) nginx
14 3 (1.02%) Drupal
14 3 (1.02%) Oracle Application Server
14 3 (1.02%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
16 1 (0.34%) CMS
Applications
1 40 (13.65%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.34%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.34%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 129 (44.03%) Office 365
2 57 (19.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (8.53%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.37%) IaaS
5 3 (1.02%) G Suite
5 3 (1.02%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 79 (26.96%) DNS
2 62 (21.16%) Firewall
3 59 (20.14%) DHCP
4 57 (19.45%) LAN
4 57 (19.45%) SAN
5 54 (18.43%) WAN
6 43 (14.68%) TCP/IP
7 33 (11.26%) Network Security
8 28 (9.56%) VPN
9 16 (5.46%) VoIP
10 12 (4.10%) MPLS
10 12 (4.10%) Remote Desktop
10 12 (4.10%) Skype
10 12 (4.10%) VLAN
10 12 (4.10%) Wireless
11 11 (3.75%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (2.73%) iSCSI
12 8 (2.73%) SSL
13 7 (2.39%) Internet
13 7 (2.39%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (26.28%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (6.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (2.39%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (1.71%) MS Access
6 5 (1.71%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.71%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.34%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 6 (2.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 6 (2.05%) JIRA
2 5 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (1.02%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.34%) Toad
General
1 31 (10.58%) Finance
2 18 (6.14%) Retail
3 10 (3.41%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.71%) Law
4 5 (1.71%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.37%) Local Government
5 4 (1.37%) Marketing
5 4 (1.37%) Publishing
5 4 (1.37%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.02%) Legal
7 2 (0.68%) Back Office
7 2 (0.68%) Billing
8 1 (0.34%) Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 63 (21.50%) Support Engineer
2 46 (15.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 41 (13.99%) IT Support
4 36 (12.29%) Analyst
5 33 (11.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 30 (10.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 28 (9.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 24 (8.19%) IT Engineer
9 22 (7.51%) Desktop Support
10 21 (7.17%) Administrator
11 20 (6.83%) 2nd Line Support
12 19 (6.48%) Server Engineer
13 17 (5.80%) 1st Line Engineer
13 17 (5.80%) IT Support Engineer
13 17 (5.80%) Support Analyst
14 16 (5.46%) 1st Line Support
14 16 (5.46%) Architect
14 16 (5.46%) Desktop Engineer
14 16 (5.46%) Service Analyst
15 15 (5.12%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.44%) Web Services
2 8 (2.73%) .NET
3 6 (2.05%) 802.1X
4 4 (1.37%) HTML
4 4 (1.37%) JSON
4 4 (1.37%) XML
5 3 (1.02%) CSS
6 2 (0.68%) COM
7 1 (0.34%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.51%) Driving Licence
2 21 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (6.48%) Data Centre
4 14 (4.78%) Clustering
5 13 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (3.07%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (2.73%) Replication
8 5 (1.71%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (1.71%) PKI
9 3 (1.02%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.02%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.02%) iPad
9 3 (1.02%) iPhone
9 3 (1.02%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.68%) CMDB
10 2 (0.68%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.68%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.34%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.34%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 293 (100.00%) Windows
2 248 (84.64%) Windows Server
3 195 (66.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 75 (25.60%) Windows 7
5 73 (24.91%) Windows 10
6 32 (10.92%) Linux
7 18 (6.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (5.12%) Windows 8
9 14 (4.78%) Unix
10 12 (4.10%) CentOS
10 12 (4.10%) Mac OS
11 7 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (2.05%) Android
12 6 (2.05%) SUSE
12 6 (2.05%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.02%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.02%) Solaris
14 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (24.57%) ITIL
2 47 (16.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 32 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (7.17%) Service Management
5 20 (6.83%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (6.83%) Tech Ops
6 18 (6.14%) Enterprise Architecture
7 17 (5.80%) Mentoring
7 17 (5.80%) Presales
8 16 (5.46%) DevOps
8 16 (5.46%) Programme Management
8 16 (5.46%) Project Management
9 15 (5.12%) Customer Requirements
9 15 (5.12%) High Availability
9 15 (5.12%) Performance Tuning
9 15 (5.12%) Server Virtualisation
9 15 (5.12%) Vendor Relationship Management
10 14 (4.78%) Cybersecurity
10 14 (4.78%) ITIL V3
10 14 (4.78%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (20.48%) SQL
2 22 (7.51%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.07%) T-SQL
4 8 (2.73%) VB.NET
5 7 (2.39%) C#
6 5 (1.71%) VBA
7 4 (1.37%) C
8 3 (1.02%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.34%) Java
9 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.34%) Perl
9 1 (0.34%) Python
Qualifications
1 67 (22.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (16.04%) MCSE
3 38 (12.97%) MCP
4 28 (9.56%) MCSA
5 21 (7.17%) Security Cleared
6 19 (6.48%) CCNA
6 19 (6.48%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (5.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (4.10%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (3.75%) CCNP
10 9 (3.07%) Degree
11 6 (2.05%) DBS Check
11 6 (2.05%) MCTS
12 5 (1.71%) MCITP
12 5 (1.71%) VCP5
13 4 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
14 3 (1.02%) DV Cleared
14 3 (1.02%) SC Cleared
15 2 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.56%) SLA
2 12 (4.10%) GDPR
3 5 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.68%) QA
6 1 (0.34%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 207 (70.65%) Active Directory
2 109 (37.20%) Hyper-V
3 104 (35.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (12.29%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (11.95%) vSphere
6 20 (6.83%) XenApp
7 15 (5.12%) Terminal Services
8 12 (4.10%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (3.75%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (3.07%) XenDesktop
11 6 (2.05%) VMware NSX
12 4 (1.37%) XenServer
13 3 (1.02%) BitLocker
13 3 (1.02%) Docker
13 3 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (1.02%) Xen
14 2 (0.68%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.34%) Firmware
15 1 (0.34%) NFS
15 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 37 (12.63%) SCCM
2 14 (4.78%) WSUS
3 12 (4.10%) SCOM
4 8 (2.73%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (2.05%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.37%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.02%) Data Guard
7 3 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.02%) Nagios
7 3 (1.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (1.02%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (1.02%) SCOrch
7 3 (1.02%) SmoothWall
7 3 (1.02%) SQL Sentry
7 3 (1.02%) vRealize
7 3 (1.02%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.34%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 184 (62.80%) VMware
2 170 (58.02%) Microsoft
3 83 (28.33%) Cisco
4 67 (22.87%) Citrix
5 20 (6.83%) Veeam
6 13 (4.44%) Red Hat
7 11 (3.75%) HP
7 11 (3.75%) NetApp
8 10 (3.41%) Nimble Storage
9 9 (3.07%) Avaya
9 9 (3.07%) SolarWinds
10 8 (2.73%) Dell
11 7 (2.39%) McAfee
12 6 (2.05%) Atlassian
12 6 (2.05%) Juniper
13 5 (1.71%) Cognos
13 5 (1.71%) Oracle
13 5 (1.71%) Symantec
14 4 (1.37%) IBM
14 4 (1.37%) SonicWALL