Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
England > North West
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 139 101
Rank change year-on-year +20 -38 +39
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 340 289 343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.65% 2.33% 2.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.26% 10.33% 11.71%
Number of salaries quoted 303 249 263
North West median annual salary £31,500 £32,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.56% -8.57% -
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,200 £21,500
90th Percentile £44,500 £51,000 £51,250
England median annual salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -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 3,019 2,799 2,929
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.54% 22.60% 24.68%
Number of salaries quoted 2,366 2,299 2,378
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £22,250 £22,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,250 £54,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%

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 February 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 21 February 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 +27 208 £31,500 -3.08% 34
Cheshire -33 71 £27,500 - 17
Lancashire +27 33 £32,500 +3.17% 4
Merseyside -5 16 £41,000 -0.61% 2
Cumbria 0 12 £37,500 +31.58%
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 340 (100.00%) Windows
2 240 (70.59%) Active Directory
3 219 (64.41%) Microsoft
4 214 (62.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 209 (61.47%) VMware
6 208 (61.18%) Windows Server
7 190 (55.88%) Office 365
8 130 (38.24%) MS Exchange
9 129 (37.94%) Hyper-V
10 118 (34.71%) DNS
11 115 (33.82%) Cisco
11 115 (33.82%) VMware Infrastructure
12 111 (32.65%) Windows 7
13 107 (31.47%) ITIL
14 101 (29.71%) Exchange Server 2010
15 95 (27.94%) Firewall
16 93 (27.35%) WAN
17 92 (27.06%) Microsoft Certification
17 92 (27.06%) Windows 10
18 89 (26.18%) TCP/IP
19 85 (25.00%) DHCP
19 85 (25.00%) LAN
20 77 (22.65%) SQL Server
21 74 (21.76%) Citrix
22 71 (20.88%) MCSE
23 57 (16.76%) Microsoft Office
24 55 (16.18%) SAN
25 51 (15.00%) MCP
26 49 (14.41%) Exchange Server 2013
27 48 (14.12%) SQL

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
1 130 (38.24%) MS Exchange
2 101 (29.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 49 (14.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 44 (12.94%) SharePoint
5 42 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 29 (8.53%) Skype for Business
7 18 (5.29%) IIS
7 18 (5.29%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (2.06%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.47%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.59%) WordPress
11 1 (0.29%) Apache
11 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.29%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.29%) JBoss
Applications
1 57 (16.76%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (2.06%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.29%) Epicor Tropos
Cloud Services
1 190 (55.88%) Office 365
2 35 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.65%) OneDrive
5 5 (1.47%) IaaS
5 5 (1.47%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.88%) G Suite
7 2 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.29%) Sage Pay
8 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 118 (34.71%) DNS
2 95 (27.94%) Firewall
3 93 (27.35%) WAN
4 89 (26.18%) TCP/IP
5 85 (25.00%) DHCP
5 85 (25.00%) LAN
6 55 (16.18%) SAN
7 29 (8.53%) VLAN
8 25 (7.35%) VoIP
9 23 (6.76%) VPN
10 18 (5.29%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (4.12%) Skype
12 12 (3.53%) MPLS
12 12 (3.53%) Network Security
13 11 (3.24%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (2.35%) PBX
15 7 (2.06%) Internet
15 7 (2.06%) Unified Communications
16 6 (1.76%) Cisco IOS
16 6 (1.76%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (22.65%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 21 (6.18%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (5.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (4.12%) DTS
7 13 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (3.24%) SQL Server 2016
9 10 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (2.35%) MySQL
11 7 (2.06%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.18%) MS Access
12 4 (1.18%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
14 2 (0.59%) Hazelcast
15 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
15 1 (0.29%) Power BI
15 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.65%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (1.76%) Toad
4 4 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.88%) Selenium
6 2 (0.59%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.29%) MSI
General
1 28 (8.24%) Finance
2 16 (4.71%) Retail
3 12 (3.53%) Games
3 12 (3.53%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.35%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.88%) Back Office
5 3 (0.88%) Banking
5 3 (0.88%) Billing
6 2 (0.59%) Legal
6 2 (0.59%) Marketing
7 1 (0.29%) Advertising
7 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.29%) Law
7 1 (0.29%) Local Government
7 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 119 (35.00%) Support Engineer
2 66 (19.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 61 (17.94%) 2nd Line Support
4 52 (15.29%) IT Support
5 50 (14.71%) 3rd Line Support
5 50 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 49 (14.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 39 (11.47%) Analyst
7 39 (11.47%) IT Engineer
8 35 (10.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 29 (8.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 29 (8.53%) IT Support Engineer
10 20 (5.88%) Service Analyst
11 19 (5.59%) 1st Line Support
11 19 (5.59%) Support Analyst
11 19 (5.59%) Windows Engineer
12 16 (4.71%) Systems Engineer
13 15 (4.41%) Service Desk Analyst
13 15 (4.41%) Technical Engineer
13 15 (4.41%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.65%) Web Services
2 4 (1.18%) JSP
3 3 (0.88%) ODBC
4 2 (0.59%) .NET
4 2 (0.59%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.59%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.59%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.59%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.59%) CSS
4 2 (0.59%) HTML
4 2 (0.59%) HTML5
4 2 (0.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.29%) COM
5 1 (0.29%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.76%) Driving Licence
2 21 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.71%) Data Centre
4 13 (3.82%) Clustering
5 8 (2.35%) Replication
6 6 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.47%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.47%) iPhone
8 4 (1.18%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.88%) iPad
9 3 (0.88%) Life Science
10 1 (0.29%) CMDB
10 1 (0.29%) EPoS
10 1 (0.29%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.29%) FMCG
10 1 (0.29%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.29%) PKI
10 1 (0.29%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.29%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 340 (100.00%) Windows
2 214 (62.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 208 (61.18%) Windows Server
4 111 (32.65%) Windows 7
5 92 (27.06%) Windows 10
6 33 (9.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (7.35%) Linux
8 20 (5.88%) Windows 8
9 13 (3.82%) Mac OS X
10 8 (2.35%) Unix
10 8 (2.35%) Windows XP
11 7 (2.06%) CentOS
11 7 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.76%) Android
13 5 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (1.18%) HPUX
15 3 (0.88%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.59%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.29%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (31.47%) ITIL
2 25 (7.35%) Service Management
3 19 (5.59%) Disaster Recovery
3 19 (5.59%) Mentoring
4 18 (5.29%) ITIL V3
4 18 (5.29%) Service Delivery
5 15 (4.41%) Problem Management
6 14 (4.12%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (4.12%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (3.82%) High Availability
8 11 (3.24%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (2.65%) Migration
9 9 (2.65%) PRINCE2
10 8 (2.35%) Application Packaging
10 8 (2.35%) ITSM
10 8 (2.35%) Server Building
10 8 (2.35%) Software Testing
11 7 (2.06%) Information Security
11 7 (2.06%) IT Strategy
11 7 (2.06%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 48 (14.12%) SQL
2 42 (12.35%) PowerShell
3 17 (5.00%) T-SQL
4 6 (1.76%) VBScript
5 4 (1.18%) Java
5 4 (1.18%) VBA
6 3 (0.88%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.59%) C#
7 2 (0.59%) Python
7 2 (0.59%) VB
8 1 (0.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 92 (27.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (20.88%) MCSE
3 51 (15.00%) MCP
4 46 (13.53%) MCSA
5 34 (10.00%) Degree
6 26 (7.65%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (5.59%) CCNA
7 19 (5.59%) ITIL Certification
7 19 (5.59%) MCITP
8 11 (3.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (2.94%) CCNP
9 10 (2.94%) Security Cleared
10 8 (2.35%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (2.06%) SC Cleared
12 6 (1.76%) A+ Certification
12 6 (1.76%) CCA
12 6 (1.76%) ISEB
12 6 (1.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (1.47%) NCDA
13 5 (1.47%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (12.06%) SLA
2 11 (3.24%) PCI DSS
2 11 (3.24%) QA
3 2 (0.59%) GDPR
3 2 (0.59%) PMO
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 240 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 129 (37.94%) Hyper-V
3 115 (33.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (10.29%) vSphere
5 28 (8.24%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (7.35%) Terminal Services
7 21 (6.18%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (3.24%) XenApp
9 7 (2.06%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.88%) XenServer
12 2 (0.59%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.59%) Docker
12 2 (0.59%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.59%) Xen
13 1 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.29%) OpenSIPS
13 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.29%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 37 (10.88%) SCCM
2 10 (2.94%) FortiGate
2 10 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (2.35%) SCOM
4 5 (1.47%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.18%) MIMEsweeper
5 4 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.18%) WSUS
6 3 (0.88%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.59%) Ansible
7 2 (0.59%) Rundeck
7 2 (0.59%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.59%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.29%) SmoothWall
8 1 (0.29%) vRealize
8 1 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 219 (64.41%) Microsoft
2 209 (61.47%) VMware
3 115 (33.82%) Cisco
4 74 (21.76%) Citrix
5 34 (10.00%) HP
6 25 (7.35%) Veeam
7 16 (4.71%) IBM
8 13 (3.82%) Apple
9 11 (3.24%) Sophos
10 10 (2.94%) Capita
11 9 (2.65%) Oracle
12 8 (2.35%) Dell
12 8 (2.35%) Intel
12 8 (2.35%) Juniper
12 8 (2.35%) NetApp
12 8 (2.35%) ProCurve
13 7 (2.06%) Cognos
13 7 (2.06%) F5
14 6 (1.76%) Red Hat
15 5 (1.47%) Lotus