Period
to 7 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 7 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 169 158 150
Rank change year-on-year -11 -8 -44
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1,252 1,768 2,441
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.94% 2.11% 2.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.50% 8.82% 9.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,060 1,462 2,098
Median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.29% -2.86%
10th Percentile £22,250 £23,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £57,500 £50,075
UK median annual salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year -2.60% +4.05% -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 UK excluding London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 14,721 20,034 24,852
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 22.81% 23.86% 23.95%
Number of salaries quoted 11,758 15,610 20,099
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +1.27%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Windows Server 2012 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2012 in the UK excluding London

Windows Server 2012
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Windows Server 2012 in the UK excluding London

Windows Server 2012
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2012 in the UK excluding London

Windows Server 2012
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 7 April 2020. 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
South East +8 374 £35,000 -6.67% 48
North of England -14 282 £37,500 +7.14% 61
Midlands -13 190 £35,000 -6.67% 29
South West +33 180 £35,000 -12.50% 37
North West +2 156 £40,000 +12.68% 30
East of England -3 140 £40,250 +7.33% 23
Yorkshire -12 109 £39,500 +12.86% 19
East Midlands +13 108 £32,500 -7.14% 11
West Midlands -35 80 £38,500 +1.32% 17
Scotland +50 59 £36,000 -28.00% 9
Wales -9 26 £37,500 -6.25% 6
North East -23 17 £32,750 -16.06% 12
Northern Ireland +18 1 £40,000 +6.67%
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 1,252 (100.00%) Windows
2 886 (70.77%) Windows Server
3 818 (65.34%) Active Directory
4 734 (58.63%) Microsoft
5 669 (53.43%) Windows Server 2016
6 625 (49.92%) Office 365
7 602 (48.08%) VMware
8 416 (33.23%) Azure
9 399 (31.87%) Windows 10
10 389 (31.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 387 (30.91%) VMware Infrastructure
12 367 (29.31%) DNS
13 341 (27.24%) Firewall
14 327 (26.12%) DHCP
15 325 (25.96%) MS Exchange
16 318 (25.40%) Hyper-V
17 307 (24.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 264 (21.09%) Cisco
19 248 (19.81%) Windows 7
20 244 (19.49%) Citrix
21 237 (18.93%) SQL
21 237 (18.93%) Microsoft Office
21 237 (18.93%) PowerShell
22 234 (18.69%) ITIL
23 226 (18.05%) SQL Server
23 226 (18.05%) TCP/IP
24 208 (16.61%) Linux
25 191 (15.26%) LAN
26 190 (15.18%) Problem-Solving
27 178 (14.22%) WAN

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 325 (25.96%) MS Exchange
2 159 (12.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 156 (12.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 101 (8.07%) SharePoint
5 61 (4.87%) IIS
6 52 (4.15%) Skype for Business
7 19 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (1.28%) JBoss
9 13 (1.04%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.40%) Apache
10 5 (0.40%) Tornado
10 5 (0.40%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.32%) Confluence
11 4 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.080%) nginx
Applications
1 237 (18.93%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.16%) Windchill
5 1 (0.080%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.56%) Elite 3E
3 5 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.24%) Exchequer
5 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.16%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.080%) Faxination
6 1 (0.080%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.080%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.080%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 625 (49.92%) Office 365
2 416 (33.23%) Azure
3 135 (10.78%) AWS
4 81 (6.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 50 (3.99%) IaaS
6 40 (3.19%) OneDrive
7 38 (3.04%) SaaS
8 30 (2.40%) PaaS
9 28 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
10 25 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
11 24 (1.92%) Power Platform
12 22 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
13 20 (1.60%) Amazon ECS
13 20 (1.60%) OpenShift
14 18 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
14 18 (1.44%) Serverless
15 17 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
16 16 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 13 (1.04%) GCP
18 12 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 367 (29.31%) DNS
2 341 (27.24%) Firewall
3 327 (26.12%) DHCP
4 226 (18.05%) TCP/IP
5 191 (15.26%) LAN
6 178 (14.22%) WAN
7 138 (11.02%) VPN
8 126 (10.06%) VoIP
9 123 (9.82%) SAN
10 96 (7.67%) VLAN
11 65 (5.19%) Skype
12 60 (4.79%) Internet
13 55 (4.39%) NAS
14 51 (4.07%) Wireless
15 44 (3.51%) NetScaler
16 36 (2.88%) Remote Desktop
17 33 (2.64%) Wi-Fi
18 29 (2.32%) Network Security
19 26 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
20 14 (1.12%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (18.05%) SQL Server
2 49 (3.91%) SQL Server 2016
3 44 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 30 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 29 (2.32%) Amazon RDS
5 29 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 28 (2.24%) SQL Server 2014
7 19 (1.52%) SQL Server 2017
8 18 (1.44%) Power BI
9 17 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (1.28%) NoSQL
11 13 (1.04%) MySQL
12 10 (0.80%) MS Access
13 9 (0.72%) Oracle Database
14 7 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 6 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 5 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
16 5 (0.40%) Relational Database
17 4 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
17 4 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 41 (3.27%) Git (software)
2 36 (2.88%) Jenkins
3 18 (1.44%) GitLab
4 17 (1.36%) Maven
5 16 (1.28%) JIRA
6 15 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
7 14 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
8 13 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
9 12 (0.96%) TeamCity
10 11 (0.88%) Ant
10 11 (0.88%) JUnit
10 11 (0.88%) Selenium
11 6 (0.48%) Artifactory
11 6 (0.48%) SonarQube
12 5 (0.40%) WinDbg
13 4 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.32%) Bazaar
13 4 (0.32%) Chocolatey
13 4 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 168 (13.42%) Finance
2 58 (4.63%) Public Sector
3 41 (3.27%) Retail
4 33 (2.64%) Telecoms
5 29 (2.32%) Manufacturing
6 27 (2.16%) Legal
7 19 (1.52%) Aerospace
8 18 (1.44%) Military
9 16 (1.28%) Law
10 12 (0.96%) Publishing
11 11 (0.88%) Local Government
12 7 (0.56%) Back Office
13 6 (0.48%) Online Betting
14 4 (0.32%) Electronics
15 3 (0.24%) Billing
16 2 (0.16%) Advertising
16 2 (0.16%) Automotive
16 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.16%) Marketing
16 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 245 (19.57%) Support Engineer
2 237 (18.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 213 (17.01%) IT Engineer
4 196 (15.65%) IT Support
5 177 (14.14%) Analyst
6 105 (8.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 104 (8.31%) IT Support Engineer
8 90 (7.19%) 2nd Line Support
9 88 (7.03%) Support Analyst
10 86 (6.87%) 3rd Line Support
11 74 (5.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 72 (5.75%) Systems Engineer
13 57 (4.55%) Administrator
13 57 (4.55%) Server Engineer
14 55 (4.39%) Cloud Engineer
15 51 (4.07%) Azure Engineer
16 50 (3.99%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 47 (3.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 47 (3.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 46 (3.67%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (3.75%) .NET
2 35 (2.80%) AngularJS
3 26 (2.08%) .NET Framework
3 26 (2.08%) JSON
3 26 (2.08%) Web Services
3 26 (2.08%) WSH
4 25 (2.00%) ASP.NET
5 18 (1.44%) HTML
5 18 (1.44%) Middleware
6 17 (1.36%) CSS
7 15 (1.20%) jQuery
7 15 (1.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 12 (0.96%) React
9 11 (0.88%) Django
9 11 (0.88%) Hibernate
9 11 (0.88%) Laravel
9 11 (0.88%) SOAP
9 11 (0.88%) Spring
10 9 (0.72%) Node.js
11 8 (0.64%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 77 (6.15%) Data Centre
2 75 (5.99%) Management Information System
3 60 (4.79%) Self-Motivation
4 56 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (3.51%) Driving Licence
6 30 (2.40%) Replication
7 23 (1.84%) Clustering
8 20 (1.60%) Device Driver
9 19 (1.52%) Private Cloud
10 16 (1.28%) Blog
10 16 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
10 16 (1.28%) PKI
11 15 (1.20%) CMDB
12 12 (0.96%) Handset
13 11 (0.88%) EPoS
13 11 (0.88%) iPad
14 10 (0.80%) Enterprise Cloud
14 10 (0.80%) Life Science
15 9 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
15 9 (0.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,252 (100.00%) Windows
2 886 (70.77%) Windows Server
3 669 (53.43%) Windows Server 2016
4 399 (31.87%) Windows 10
5 389 (31.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 248 (19.81%) Windows 7
7 208 (16.61%) Linux
8 159 (12.70%) Windows Server 2019
9 123 (9.82%) Windows 8
10 99 (7.91%) Windows Server 2003
11 52 (4.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 44 (3.51%) CentOS
13 26 (2.08%) Ubuntu
14 14 (1.12%) Apple iOS
15 12 (0.96%) Android
16 11 (0.88%) Mac OS
16 11 (0.88%) Unix
17 10 (0.80%) Mac OS X
18 8 (0.64%) Debian
19 6 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (24.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 234 (18.69%) ITIL
3 190 (15.18%) Problem-Solving
4 133 (10.62%) Agile Software Development
5 101 (8.07%) DevOps
6 75 (5.99%) Mentoring
7 71 (5.67%) Change Management
8 70 (5.59%) Disaster Recovery
9 67 (5.35%) Service Delivery
10 60 (4.79%) Project Management
11 55 (4.39%) Server Management
12 54 (4.31%) Information Security
13 51 (4.07%) Project Delivery
14 50 (3.99%) Patch Management
15 48 (3.83%) Time Management
16 47 (3.75%) Coaching
16 47 (3.75%) Migration
17 43 (3.43%) Cybersecurity
17 43 (3.43%) Proactive Monitoring
18 40 (3.19%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 237 (18.93%) PowerShell
1 237 (18.93%) SQL
2 48 (3.83%) VBScript
3 42 (3.35%) C#
4 29 (2.32%) T-SQL
5 27 (2.16%) Python
6 26 (2.08%) Java
7 25 (2.00%) JavaScript
8 16 (1.28%) Shell Script
9 10 (0.80%) PHP
9 10 (0.80%) VB
10 8 (0.64%) C
11 7 (0.56%) XPath
12 6 (0.48%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.48%) Ruby
13 5 (0.40%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.40%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.16%) Perl
15 1 (0.080%) C++
15 1 (0.080%) R
Qualifications
1 154 (12.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 99 (7.91%) MCSE
3 87 (6.95%) Security Cleared
4 77 (6.15%) Degree
5 66 (5.27%) MCSA
6 63 (5.03%) Cisco Certification
7 58 (4.63%) SC Cleared
8 50 (3.99%) CCNA
9 39 (3.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 34 (2.72%) DV Cleared
11 30 (2.40%) DBS Check
12 29 (2.32%) MCP
13 27 (2.16%) A+ Certification
14 19 (1.52%) CCNP
14 19 (1.52%) MCITP
15 18 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
16 13 (1.04%) CCA
16 13 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
17 12 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
18 10 (0.80%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (9.50%) SLA
2 40 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (3.04%) GDPR
4 16 (1.28%) Cyber Essentials
5 15 (1.20%) QA
6 12 (0.96%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.88%) COBIT
8 6 (0.48%) NIST
9 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.080%) NCSC
11 1 (0.080%) PMO
System Software
1 818 (65.34%) Active Directory
2 387 (30.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 318 (25.40%) Hyper-V
4 121 (9.66%) XenApp
5 119 (9.50%) vSphere
6 105 (8.39%) VMware ESXi
7 62 (4.95%) Docker
8 48 (3.83%) XenDesktop
9 42 (3.35%) Virtual Machines
10 18 (1.44%) VirtualBox
11 17 (1.36%) VMware NSX
12 16 (1.28%) DFS Replication
13 14 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
13 14 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
14 13 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
15 10 (0.80%) Firmware
16 7 (0.56%) Terminal Services
16 7 (0.56%) VMware Server
17 6 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 5 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 158 (12.62%) SCCM
2 70 (5.59%) Ansible
3 50 (3.99%) Kubernetes
4 48 (3.83%) Terraform
5 41 (3.27%) Backup Exec
6 40 (3.19%) Microsoft Intune
7 37 (2.96%) SCOM
8 34 (2.72%) vCenter Server
9 29 (2.32%) WSUS
10 21 (1.68%) Puppet
11 20 (1.60%) Nagios
12 19 (1.52%) SCOrch
13 18 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
14 17 (1.36%) SCVMM
15 16 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
15 16 (1.28%) Red Hat Satellite
16 14 (1.12%) FortiGate
17 9 (0.72%) Failover Clustering
17 9 (0.72%) Packer
18 8 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 734 (58.63%) Microsoft
2 602 (48.08%) VMware
3 264 (21.09%) Cisco
4 244 (19.49%) Citrix
5 146 (11.66%) HP
6 95 (7.59%) Veeam
7 62 (4.95%) Red Hat
8 55 (4.39%) Dell
9 48 (3.83%) NetApp
10 45 (3.59%) Juniper
11 39 (3.12%) Apple
12 35 (2.80%) Symantec
13 33 (2.64%) McAfee
14 31 (2.48%) Mitel
14 31 (2.48%) Palo Alto
15 28 (2.24%) CommVault
15 28 (2.24%) IBM
15 28 (2.24%) Oracle
16 26 (2.08%) Google
17 25 (2.00%) EMC