Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
England > North West
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 120 122
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2 +18
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 362 294 303
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.79% 2.48% 2.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.12% 11.58% 9.85%
Number of salaries quoted 335 235 253
North West median annual salary £30,000 £35,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +9.38% +1.59%
10th Percentile £21,000 £23,750 £21,050
90th Percentile £46,200 £53,125 £43,750
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 2988 2538 3075
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.07% 21.41% 23.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2450 2115 2518
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £53,825
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,750
% change year-on-year - +0.56% +5.29%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +21 223 £30,000 -20.00% 22
Cheshire +16 89 £27,500 -15.38% 4
Lancashire +1 27 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Merseyside -40 20 £38,500 -9.41% 2
Cumbria +3 3 £24,000 -12.73% 2
Windows Server 2012
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 362 (100.00%) Windows
2 225 (62.15%) Windows Server
3 210 (58.01%) Microsoft
4 208 (57.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 206 (56.91%) Active Directory
6 191 (52.76%) VMware
7 144 (39.78%) MS Exchange
8 130 (35.91%) Cisco
9 112 (30.94%) ITIL
10 111 (30.66%) Exchange Server 2010
11 104 (28.73%) Office 365
12 101 (27.90%) VMware Infrastructure
12 101 (27.90%) DNS
13 94 (25.97%) Firewall
13 94 (25.97%) Windows 7
14 93 (25.69%) Windows 10
15 85 (23.48%) Hyper-V
16 76 (20.99%) SAN
17 70 (19.34%) DHCP
18 67 (18.51%) Microsoft Certification
19 64 (17.68%) SQL Server
20 63 (17.40%) Microsoft Office
21 62 (17.13%) WAN
22 61 (16.85%) Cisco Certification
23 60 (16.57%) Windows Server 2003
24 58 (16.02%) Citrix
25 53 (14.64%) LAN
25 53 (14.64%) MCSE
26 52 (14.36%) Exchange Server 2013
27 50 (13.81%) 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
1 144 (39.78%) MS Exchange
2 111 (30.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 52 (14.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 34 (9.39%) SharePoint
5 23 (6.35%) IIS
6 18 (4.97%) Skype for Business
7 14 (3.87%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (2.21%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.38%) CMS
11 4 (1.10%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.83%) Apache
12 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.83%) nginx
13 2 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.55%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 63 (17.40%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.83%) Epicor Tropos
1 3 (0.83%) Magento
2 1 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 104 (28.73%) Office 365
2 32 (8.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (4.42%) Mimecast
4 13 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.93%) G Suite
6 6 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.10%) IaaS
8 3 (0.83%) PaaS
8 3 (0.83%) SaaS
9 2 (0.55%) CodePlex
9 2 (0.55%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 101 (27.90%) DNS
2 94 (25.97%) Firewall
3 76 (20.99%) SAN
4 70 (19.34%) DHCP
5 62 (17.13%) WAN
6 53 (14.64%) LAN
7 46 (12.71%) VPN
8 41 (11.33%) TCP/IP
9 29 (8.01%) VLAN
10 24 (6.63%) VoIP
11 22 (6.08%) Network Security
12 17 (4.70%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (4.70%) IP Telephony
12 17 (4.70%) SSL
13 16 (4.42%) MPLS
13 16 (4.42%) Skype
13 16 (4.42%) Wireless
14 15 (4.14%) Cisco IOS
14 15 (4.14%) IPsec
14 15 (4.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (17.68%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (6.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (3.87%) SQL Server 2014
5 10 (2.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.66%) MySQL
6 6 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.38%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.38%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.55%) Hazelcast
10 2 (0.55%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.28%) DTS
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.28%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (2.76%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.93%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (1.66%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (1.10%) Toad
6 3 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.83%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.83%) Hudson
6 3 (0.83%) JIRA
6 3 (0.83%) Selenium
7 2 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.28%) Maven
General
1 39 (10.77%) Finance
2 25 (6.91%) Manufacturing
3 24 (6.63%) Telecoms
4 15 (4.14%) Retail
5 9 (2.49%) Back Office
5 9 (2.49%) Banking
6 8 (2.21%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (1.66%) Advertising
8 3 (0.83%) Billing
8 3 (0.83%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.83%) Legal
9 2 (0.55%) Automotive
9 2 (0.55%) Law
10 1 (0.28%) Games
10 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 74 (20.44%) Support Engineer
2 56 (15.47%) Analyst
3 55 (15.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 50 (13.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 39 (10.77%) IT Support
6 38 (10.50%) 3rd Line Support
7 28 (7.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 27 (7.46%) Service Analyst
9 26 (7.18%) Service Desk Analyst
10 25 (6.91%) 2nd Line Support
10 25 (6.91%) Administrator
10 25 (6.91%) IT Engineer
11 23 (6.35%) IT Technician
12 20 (5.52%) Team Leader
12 20 (5.52%) VMware Engineer
13 19 (5.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 19 (5.25%) IT Support Engineer
13 19 (5.25%) Network Engineer
14 15 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 15 (4.14%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.70%) Web Services
2 14 (3.87%) .NET
3 4 (1.10%) HTML
4 3 (0.83%) XML
5 2 (0.55%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.55%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.55%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.55%) COM
5 2 (0.55%) DOM
5 2 (0.55%) HTML5
5 2 (0.55%) JSP
5 2 (0.55%) REST
5 2 (0.55%) SAX
5 2 (0.55%) SOAP
5 2 (0.55%) WPF
6 1 (0.28%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.28%) CSS
6 1 (0.28%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.29%) Driving Licence
2 21 (5.80%) Data Centre
3 14 (3.87%) iPad
4 11 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.76%) Virtual Team
6 9 (2.49%) Clustering
7 6 (1.66%) FMCG
7 6 (1.66%) Life Science
8 4 (1.10%) iPhone
9 3 (0.83%) Replication
9 3 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.55%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.55%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.55%) HP Storage
10 2 (0.55%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.28%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.28%) EPoS
11 1 (0.28%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.28%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.28%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 362 (100.00%) Windows
2 225 (62.15%) Windows Server
3 208 (57.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 94 (25.97%) Windows 7
5 93 (25.69%) Windows 10
6 60 (16.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 50 (13.81%) Windows 8
8 40 (11.05%) Linux
9 22 (6.08%) Windows XP
10 12 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (2.49%) Unix
12 8 (2.21%) Android
12 8 (2.21%) CentOS
13 7 (1.93%) Mac OS X
14 6 (1.66%) AIX
15 5 (1.38%) Ubuntu
16 4 (1.10%) Apple iOS
16 4 (1.10%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.83%) Debian
17 3 (0.83%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (30.94%) ITIL
2 26 (7.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 26 (7.18%) Service Management
3 23 (6.35%) Load Balancing
4 21 (5.80%) ITSM
5 16 (4.42%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (4.42%) ITIL V3
5 16 (4.42%) Kalman Filter
5 16 (4.42%) Root Cause Analysis
6 14 (3.87%) Time Management
7 13 (3.59%) People Management
7 13 (3.59%) Problem Management
8 12 (3.31%) Incident Management
8 12 (3.31%) Line Management
8 12 (3.31%) Service Delivery
9 11 (3.04%) Mentoring
10 10 (2.76%) Asset Management
10 10 (2.76%) Infrastructure Management
10 10 (2.76%) Migration
11 9 (2.49%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 44 (12.15%) SQL
2 39 (10.77%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.76%) Java
4 9 (2.49%) VBScript
5 8 (2.21%) Python
6 7 (1.93%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.66%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.10%) C#
8 4 (1.10%) VBA
9 3 (0.83%) C++
9 3 (0.83%) Perl
10 2 (0.55%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.55%) VB
11 1 (0.28%) C
11 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.28%) PHP
11 1 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 67 (18.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (16.85%) Cisco Certification
3 53 (14.64%) MCSE
4 44 (12.15%) CCNA
5 30 (8.29%) Degree
6 24 (6.63%) MCP
7 22 (6.08%) CCNP
8 20 (5.52%) MCSA
9 17 (4.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (3.04%) Citrix Certification
10 11 (3.04%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (2.49%) A+ Certification
11 9 (2.49%) CCA
11 9 (2.49%) MCITP
12 7 (1.93%) DBS Check
13 4 (1.10%) ISEB
13 4 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.83%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.83%) PMP
14 3 (0.83%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (11.05%) SLA
2 11 (3.04%) QA
3 4 (1.10%) PMO
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 206 (56.91%) Active Directory
2 101 (27.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (23.48%) Hyper-V
4 36 (9.94%) vSphere
5 22 (6.08%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (4.70%) XenApp
7 14 (3.87%) Terminal Services
8 13 (3.59%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (2.76%) VMware Server
10 7 (1.93%) XenDesktop
11 5 (1.38%) Docker
11 5 (1.38%) XenServer
12 4 (1.10%) KVM
12 4 (1.10%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.83%) Varnish
14 2 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.28%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (4.42%) SCCM
2 8 (2.21%) SCOM
3 7 (1.93%) Ansible
4 6 (1.66%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.10%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (1.10%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.10%) vRealize
6 3 (0.83%) cPanel
6 3 (0.83%) Plesk
6 3 (0.83%) Puppet
6 3 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.55%) Netcool
7 2 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.55%) Rundeck
7 2 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.55%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.55%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.28%) Nagios
Vendors
1 210 (58.01%) Microsoft
2 191 (52.76%) VMware
3 130 (35.91%) Cisco
4 58 (16.02%) Citrix
5 27 (7.46%) Veeam
6 22 (6.08%) HP
7 15 (4.14%) F5
7 15 (4.14%) Riverbed
8 13 (3.59%) Oracle
8 13 (3.59%) Red Hat
9 12 (3.31%) Mitel
9 12 (3.31%) NetApp
10 11 (3.04%) Apple
10 11 (3.04%) Dell
11 8 (2.21%) Google
11 8 (2.21%) SonicWALL
11 8 (2.21%) Symantec
12 7 (1.93%) EqualLogic
13 6 (1.66%) Cognos
13 6 (1.66%) Sophos