Period
to 15 October 2019

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 15 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 151 142 118
Rank change year-on-year -9 -24 -10
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1,764 2,096 2,714
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.24% 2.27% 2.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.31% 9.71% 11.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,502 1,683 2,370
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.29% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK 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 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 18,948 21,589 23,976
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 24.05% 23.37% 24.96%
Number of salaries quoted 14,663 17,157 20,057
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.23% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £60,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Windows Server 2012 as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

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 15 October 2019. 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 +5 549 £37,500 +5.63% 133
North of England -36 381 £37,250 +12.88% 105
South West +38 326 £37,000 +5.71% 53
Midlands -9 256 £33,500 +3.08% 61
North West -28 189 £40,000 +23.08% 66
Yorkshire -2 180 £32,500 -1.52% 35
East of England +13 158 £38,500 +10.00% 37
West Midlands -17 154 £34,000 +1.49% 33
East Midlands +10 102 £32,750 +1.60% 27
Scotland +17 68 £37,500 -3.85% 14
Wales -37 19 £33,250 +2.31% 10
North East -2 12 £34,095 +9.10% 4
Northern Ireland -13 4 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Channel Islands +2 3 £30,000 +0.84%
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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 1,764 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,340 (75.96%) Windows Server
3 1,274 (72.22%) Active Directory
4 1,145 (64.91%) Microsoft
5 910 (51.59%) VMware
6 842 (47.73%) Office 365
7 801 (45.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 575 (32.60%) MS Exchange
9 569 (32.26%) VMware Infrastructure
10 555 (31.46%) Azure
11 551 (31.24%) Hyper-V
12 534 (30.27%) Windows 10
13 517 (29.31%) DNS
14 499 (28.29%) Firewall
15 485 (27.49%) DHCP
16 469 (26.59%) ITIL
17 456 (25.85%) Cisco
18 438 (24.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 415 (23.53%) Windows 7
20 352 (19.95%) WAN
21 341 (19.33%) Microsoft Certification
22 333 (18.88%) PowerShell
23 326 (18.48%) Microsoft Office
24 318 (18.03%) Linux
25 314 (17.80%) SCCM
26 303 (17.18%) Citrix
27 294 (16.67%) TCP/IP
28 287 (16.27%) Exchange Server 2013
29 285 (16.16%) Exchange Server 2010
30 280 (15.87%) LAN

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
1 575 (32.60%) MS Exchange
2 287 (16.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 285 (16.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 148 (8.39%) SharePoint
5 112 (6.35%) IIS
6 98 (5.56%) Skype for Business
7 39 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2007
8 25 (1.42%) Apache
9 20 (1.13%) IBM Notes
10 19 (1.08%) Confluence
11 17 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
13 10 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
13 10 (0.57%) Tomcat
13 10 (0.57%) Tornado
14 9 (0.51%) SAS
15 6 (0.34%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.28%) JBoss
16 5 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
16 5 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 326 (18.48%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
3 34 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
4 25 (1.42%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.51%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (0.51%) Exchequer
2 5 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.057%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.057%) Pegasus Opera
5 1 (0.057%) Q-Pulse
5 1 (0.057%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 842 (47.73%) Office 365
2 555 (31.46%) Azure
3 184 (10.43%) AWS
4 97 (5.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 58 (3.29%) IaaS
6 40 (2.27%) SaaS
7 34 (1.93%) OneDrive
8 29 (1.64%) PaaS
9 28 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
10 20 (1.13%) Mimecast
11 18 (1.02%) G Suite
12 16 (0.91%) IBM Cloud
12 16 (0.91%) SoftLayer
13 13 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
14 10 (0.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 10 (0.57%) Power Platform
15 8 (0.45%) OpenShift
16 6 (0.34%) PowerApps
17 3 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 3 (0.17%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 517 (29.31%) DNS
2 499 (28.29%) Firewall
3 485 (27.49%) DHCP
4 352 (19.95%) WAN
5 294 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 280 (15.87%) LAN
7 221 (12.53%) SAN
8 188 (10.66%) VPN
9 127 (7.20%) VLAN
10 122 (6.92%) VoIP
11 99 (5.61%) Internet
12 97 (5.50%) Wireless
13 96 (5.44%) Remote Desktop
14 89 (5.05%) Skype
15 57 (3.23%) Unified Communications
16 54 (3.06%) Cisco Nexus
17 52 (2.95%) NAS
18 50 (2.83%) Network Security
19 49 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
20 44 (2.49%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (14.40%) SQL Server
2 57 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 46 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (1.59%) Relational Database
5 27 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
7 19 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
8 15 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
9 13 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
9 13 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
10 12 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (0.62%) Oracle Database
12 10 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
13 9 (0.51%) MS Access
14 8 (0.45%) MySQL
14 8 (0.45%) RDBMS
15 7 (0.40%) Power BI
16 6 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
17 5 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
17 5 (0.28%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 42 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 35 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
3 30 (1.70%) JIRA
4 23 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
5 19 (1.08%) Jenkins
5 19 (1.08%) TeamCity
6 13 (0.74%) Visual Studio
7 12 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (0.68%) Bitbucket
7 12 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
8 10 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (0.45%) Maven
9 8 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.23%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.23%) Selenium
10 4 (0.23%) Subversion
10 4 (0.23%) WinDbg
11 3 (0.17%) CA Release Automation
11 3 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 160 (9.07%) Finance
2 137 (7.77%) Public Sector
3 80 (4.54%) Telecoms
4 72 (4.08%) Retail
5 36 (2.04%) Manufacturing
6 28 (1.59%) Military
7 26 (1.47%) Legal
8 25 (1.42%) Marketing
9 22 (1.25%) Aerospace
10 16 (0.91%) Back Office
11 15 (0.85%) Law
12 13 (0.74%) Online Betting
13 12 (0.68%) Banking
14 8 (0.45%) Automotive
14 8 (0.45%) Electronics
14 8 (0.45%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.28%) Local Government
16 4 (0.23%) Advertising
16 4 (0.23%) Police
16 4 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 327 (18.54%) Support Engineer
2 322 (18.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 287 (16.27%) Analyst
4 250 (14.17%) IT Engineer
5 226 (12.81%) IT Support
6 169 (9.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 131 (7.43%) 3rd Line Support
8 128 (7.26%) Support Analyst
9 123 (6.97%) 2nd Line Support
10 110 (6.24%) IT Support Engineer
11 90 (5.10%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 87 (4.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 82 (4.65%) Administrator
14 80 (4.54%) Infrastructure Support
15 76 (4.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 75 (4.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 75 (4.25%) Architect
16 75 (4.25%) Systems Administrator
17 74 (4.20%) Windows Engineer
18 73 (4.14%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (2.32%) Web Services
2 34 (1.93%) .NET
3 18 (1.02%) CSS
4 14 (0.79%) HTML
5 13 (0.74%) JSON
6 10 (0.57%) .NET Framework
6 10 (0.57%) ASP.NET
7 9 (0.51%) 802.1X
7 9 (0.51%) AngularJS
7 9 (0.51%) jQuery
8 8 (0.45%) HTML5
9 7 (0.40%) LDAP
9 7 (0.40%) REST
9 7 (0.40%) RESTful
9 7 (0.40%) SOAP
10 6 (0.34%) Entity Framework
10 6 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
10 6 (0.34%) Spring
11 5 (0.28%) .NET Core
11 5 (0.28%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 125 (7.09%) Data Centre
2 117 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
3 103 (5.84%) Management Information System
4 86 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
5 84 (4.76%) Driving Licence
6 56 (3.17%) Hybrid Cloud
7 44 (2.49%) PKI
8 40 (2.27%) Clustering
9 35 (1.98%) Replication
10 32 (1.81%) Public Cloud
11 26 (1.47%) CMDB
12 23 (1.30%) iPhone
13 21 (1.19%) NHS
14 19 (1.08%) Mobile Computing
15 18 (1.02%) Fat Client
15 18 (1.02%) Thin Client
16 13 (0.74%) Blackberry
16 13 (0.74%) EPoS
17 12 (0.68%) Client/Server
17 12 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1,764 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,340 (75.96%) Windows Server
3 801 (45.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 534 (30.27%) Windows 10
5 415 (23.53%) Windows 7
6 318 (18.03%) Linux
7 233 (13.21%) Windows 8
8 183 (10.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 50 (2.83%) Unix
10 38 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 37 (2.10%) Windows XP
12 34 (1.93%) CentOS
13 33 (1.87%) Mac OS
14 25 (1.42%) Android
15 24 (1.36%) Windows Vista
16 22 (1.25%) Apple iOS
17 21 (1.19%) Ubuntu
18 17 (0.96%) AIX
18 17 (0.96%) Mac OS X
19 10 (0.57%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 469 (26.59%) ITIL
2 438 (24.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 243 (13.78%) Problem-Solving
4 138 (7.82%) Project Delivery
5 133 (7.54%) Mentoring
6 108 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
7 88 (4.99%) Data Protection
7 88 (4.99%) DevOps
8 87 (4.93%) Cybersecurity
9 86 (4.88%) Migration
10 85 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
11 84 (4.76%) Project Management
12 83 (4.71%) Patch Management
13 80 (4.54%) Change Management
14 78 (4.42%) Time Management
15 72 (4.08%) Server Management
15 72 (4.08%) Service Management
16 69 (3.91%) Security Monitoring
17 67 (3.80%) ITIL V3
18 65 (3.68%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 333 (18.88%) PowerShell
2 251 (14.23%) SQL
3 41 (2.32%) T-SQL
4 38 (2.15%) Python
5 34 (1.93%) C#
6 22 (1.25%) VBScript
7 21 (1.19%) Shell Script
8 20 (1.13%) C
9 14 (0.79%) JavaScript
10 13 (0.74%) Bash Shell
10 13 (0.74%) Java
10 13 (0.74%) PL/SQL
11 12 (0.68%) Ruby
12 9 (0.51%) Perl
12 9 (0.51%) VB.NET
13 7 (0.40%) VB
14 5 (0.28%) ABAP
15 4 (0.23%) C++
16 2 (0.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 341 (19.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 205 (11.62%) MCSE
3 176 (9.98%) MCSA
4 175 (9.92%) Security Cleared
5 125 (7.09%) Cisco Certification
6 109 (6.18%) CCNA
7 84 (4.76%) Degree
8 76 (4.31%) SC Cleared
9 59 (3.34%) MCP
10 56 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 51 (2.89%) DV Cleared
12 35 (1.98%) Citrix Certification
13 34 (1.93%) MCITP
14 33 (1.87%) CCNP
15 29 (1.64%) DBS Check
16 27 (1.53%) TOGAF Certification
17 25 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
18 20 (1.13%) CCA
19 19 (1.08%) A+ Certification
19 19 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (8.79%) SLA
2 41 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (2.04%) PCI DSS
4 27 (1.53%) COBIT
5 23 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
6 22 (1.25%) GDPR
7 10 (0.57%) QA
8 8 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 7 (0.40%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.28%) Actionable Recommendations
11 4 (0.23%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.11%) PMO
13 1 (0.057%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.057%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1,274 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 569 (32.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 551 (31.24%) Hyper-V
4 144 (8.16%) vSphere
5 130 (7.37%) XenApp
6 116 (6.58%) VMware ESXi
7 73 (4.14%) Virtual Machines
8 58 (3.29%) XenDesktop
9 38 (2.15%) Terminal Services
9 38 (2.15%) Virtual Desktop
10 27 (1.53%) Docker
10 27 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
10 27 (1.53%) VMware NSX
11 24 (1.36%) DFS Replication
12 21 (1.19%) VirtualBox
13 15 (0.85%) KVM
14 14 (0.79%) Firmware
15 13 (0.74%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 12 (0.68%) BitLocker
17 11 (0.62%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 314 (17.80%) SCCM
2 134 (7.60%) SCOM
3 115 (6.52%) WSUS
4 56 (3.17%) Backup Exec
5 53 (3.00%) Microsoft Intune
6 49 (2.78%) vRealize
7 44 (2.49%) Ansible
8 32 (1.81%) Microsoft Clustering
8 32 (1.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 30 (1.70%) Norton AntiVirus
10 29 (1.64%) Puppet
11 26 (1.47%) Nessus
11 26 (1.47%) vCenter Server
12 24 (1.36%) Kubernetes
13 22 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
13 22 (1.25%) SCOrch
14 19 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
15 18 (1.02%) SCVMM
15 18 (1.02%) Terraform
16 17 (0.96%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1,145 (64.91%) Microsoft
2 910 (51.59%) VMware
3 456 (25.85%) Cisco
4 303 (17.18%) Citrix
5 149 (8.45%) Veeam
6 136 (7.71%) HP
7 81 (4.59%) Apple
8 79 (4.48%) Symantec
9 72 (4.08%) IBM
10 62 (3.51%) Dell
11 54 (3.06%) CommVault
12 53 (3.00%) Meraki
12 53 (3.00%) Oracle
13 45 (2.55%) Red Hat
14 44 (2.49%) McAfee
15 32 (1.81%) Avaya
16 31 (1.76%) Ivanti
17 28 (1.59%) Atlassian
18 27 (1.53%) Mitel
19 26 (1.47%) NetApp