Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 167 153 120
Rank change year-on-year -14 -33 -14
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1,419 1,829 2,756
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.00% 2.19% 2.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.55% 9.13% 11.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,200 1,501 2,394
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.41% +4.41% -2.86%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £50,250
UK median annual salary £36,143 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year -3.62% +1.35% -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 16,589 20,022 24,354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.44% 23.94% 24.60%
Number of salaries quoted 13,186 15,691 20,158
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +1.27%
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,875 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +12 447 £33,500 -10.67% 80
North of England -13 314 £35,750 +2.14% 89
South West +36 231 £37,500 +7.14% 55
Midlands -15 224 £33,000 -8.01% 68
Yorkshire +31 160 £34,250 -2.14% 28
North West -16 146 £37,500 +15.38% 47
East of England -20 132 £40,000 +14.29% 39
East Midlands -6 112 £31,500 -3.08% 38
West Midlands -45 112 £34,750 -10.90% 30
Scotland +14 36 £36,335 -9.16% 8
Wales -21 31 £35,000 -2.78% 9
North East -31 8 £33,500 -38.66% 14
Northern Ireland +7 4 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 1,419 (100.00%) Windows
2 995 (70.12%) Windows Server
3 960 (67.65%) Active Directory
4 878 (61.87%) Microsoft
5 715 (50.39%) Office 365
6 706 (49.75%) VMware
7 568 (40.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 444 (31.29%) Azure
9 441 (31.08%) VMware Infrastructure
10 432 (30.44%) MS Exchange
11 414 (29.18%) DNS
11 414 (29.18%) Windows 10
12 410 (28.89%) Firewall
13 381 (26.85%) DHCP
14 372 (26.22%) Hyper-V
15 371 (26.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 316 (22.27%) ITIL
17 302 (21.28%) Cisco
18 289 (20.37%) PowerShell
19 286 (20.16%) Windows 7
20 249 (17.55%) Linux
20 249 (17.55%) Microsoft Office
21 234 (16.49%) Microsoft Certification
22 232 (16.35%) Citrix
23 227 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
24 217 (15.29%) TCP/IP
25 212 (14.94%) SQL
26 205 (14.45%) WAN
27 199 (14.02%) Problem-Solving
28 197 (13.88%) Exchange Server 2013

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
1 432 (30.44%) MS Exchange
2 227 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 197 (13.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 112 (7.89%) SharePoint
5 82 (5.78%) IIS
6 79 (5.57%) Skype for Business
7 32 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 19 (1.34%) JBoss
9 16 (1.13%) Apache
10 13 (0.92%) Confluence
11 8 (0.56%) Tornado
12 6 (0.42%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.35%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (0.28%) nginx
14 4 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.21%) WebLogic
16 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 249 (17.55%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.21%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.14%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.49%) Elite 3E
3 6 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.070%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.070%) Q-Pulse
5 1 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.070%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 715 (50.39%) Office 365
2 444 (31.29%) Azure
3 141 (9.94%) AWS
4 92 (6.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 52 (3.66%) IaaS
6 45 (3.17%) SaaS
7 40 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
8 28 (1.97%) PaaS
9 26 (1.83%) OneDrive
10 23 (1.62%) Power Platform
11 20 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
11 20 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
11 20 (1.41%) OpenShift
12 18 (1.27%) Amazon ECS
13 17 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
14 16 (1.13%) Mimecast
15 15 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
15 15 (1.06%) Serverless
15 15 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 14 (0.99%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 414 (29.18%) DNS
2 410 (28.89%) Firewall
3 381 (26.85%) DHCP
4 217 (15.29%) TCP/IP
5 205 (14.45%) WAN
6 185 (13.04%) LAN
7 159 (11.21%) VPN
8 140 (9.87%) VoIP
9 132 (9.30%) SAN
10 101 (7.12%) VLAN
11 80 (5.64%) Skype
12 66 (4.65%) Internet
13 63 (4.44%) Wireless
14 61 (4.30%) Remote Desktop
15 49 (3.45%) NAS
16 38 (2.68%) Network Security
17 32 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
18 27 (1.90%) NetScaler
19 24 (1.69%) Unified Communications
20 22 (1.55%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (12.83%) SQL Server
2 42 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 35 (2.47%) SQL Server 2016
4 26 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
7 16 (1.13%) Power BI
8 14 (0.99%) Oracle Database
9 13 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (0.85%) Relational Database
11 11 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
12 9 (0.63%) MySQL
13 8 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
13 8 (0.56%) MS Access
13 8 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 6 (0.42%) RDBMS
16 5 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
16 5 (0.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (2.47%) Git (software)
2 25 (1.76%) JIRA
3 24 (1.69%) Jenkins
4 18 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
5 16 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
5 16 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
6 15 (1.06%) TeamCity
7 10 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (0.70%) GitLab
8 8 (0.56%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.42%) Artifactory
9 6 (0.42%) Maven
9 6 (0.42%) SonarQube
9 6 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.28%) Chocolatey
10 4 (0.28%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.28%) WinDbg
11 3 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.070%) MSI
12 1 (0.070%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 171 (12.05%) Finance
2 100 (7.05%) Public Sector
3 64 (4.51%) Telecoms
4 53 (3.74%) Retail
5 33 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 31 (2.18%) Military
7 28 (1.97%) Aerospace
8 26 (1.83%) Legal
9 12 (0.85%) Back Office
9 12 (0.85%) Publishing
10 10 (0.70%) Online Betting
11 9 (0.63%) Local Government
11 9 (0.63%) Marketing
12 8 (0.56%) Law
13 6 (0.42%) Billing
13 6 (0.42%) Electronics
14 4 (0.28%) Automotive
14 4 (0.28%) Banking
15 3 (0.21%) Advertising
15 3 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 284 (20.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 273 (19.24%) Support Engineer
3 208 (14.66%) IT Engineer
4 206 (14.52%) Analyst
5 202 (14.24%) IT Support
6 146 (10.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 101 (7.12%) 2nd Line Support
8 96 (6.77%) 3rd Line Support
9 95 (6.69%) IT Support Engineer
10 86 (6.06%) Support Analyst
11 84 (5.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 71 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
13 69 (4.86%) Administrator
14 67 (4.72%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 64 (4.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 64 (4.51%) Systems Engineer
16 62 (4.37%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 58 (4.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
18 56 (3.95%) IT Technician
18 56 (3.95%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.75%) Web Services
2 37 (2.61%) .NET
3 27 (1.90%) JSON
4 21 (1.48%) .NET Framework
5 19 (1.34%) WSH
6 17 (1.20%) Middleware
7 13 (0.92%) AngularJS
7 13 (0.92%) ASP.NET
8 12 (0.85%) SOAP
9 11 (0.78%) LDAP
10 9 (0.63%) CSS
10 9 (0.63%) REST
11 8 (0.56%) XML
12 7 (0.49%) COM
12 7 (0.49%) Node.js
12 7 (0.49%) XSLT
13 6 (0.42%) HTML
14 5 (0.35%) jQuery
14 5 (0.35%) RESTful
14 5 (0.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 96 (6.77%) Management Information System
2 93 (6.55%) Data Centre
3 68 (4.79%) Self-Motivation
4 66 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 52 (3.66%) Driving Licence
6 38 (2.68%) Hybrid Cloud
7 27 (1.90%) Clustering
8 22 (1.55%) Private Cloud
8 22 (1.55%) Public Cloud
9 19 (1.34%) Replication
10 17 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
10 17 (1.20%) PKI
11 16 (1.13%) Blog
12 15 (1.06%) CMDB
13 12 (0.85%) iPhone
14 11 (0.78%) Fat Client
14 11 (0.78%) NHS
14 11 (0.78%) Thin Client
15 9 (0.63%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.63%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1,419 (100.00%) Windows
2 995 (70.12%) Windows Server
3 568 (40.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 414 (29.18%) Windows 10
5 286 (20.16%) Windows 7
6 249 (17.55%) Linux
7 166 (11.70%) Windows 8
8 112 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 57 (4.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 38 (2.68%) CentOS
11 24 (1.69%) Windows XP
12 21 (1.48%) Ubuntu
13 18 (1.27%) Mac OS
13 18 (1.27%) Unix
14 17 (1.20%) Android
15 15 (1.06%) AIX
16 14 (0.99%) Apple iOS
17 13 (0.92%) Debian
18 8 (0.56%) Mac OS X
18 8 (0.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (26.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 316 (22.27%) ITIL
3 199 (14.02%) Problem-Solving
4 139 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
5 102 (7.19%) DevOps
6 99 (6.98%) Mentoring
7 79 (5.57%) Patch Management
8 74 (5.21%) Change Management
9 70 (4.93%) Cybersecurity
9 70 (4.93%) Service Delivery
10 67 (4.72%) Coaching
11 62 (4.37%) Server Management
11 62 (4.37%) Time Management
12 61 (4.30%) Migration
12 61 (4.30%) Project Delivery
13 59 (4.16%) Problem Management
14 57 (4.02%) Disaster Recovery
15 49 (3.45%) Project Management
16 48 (3.38%) Information Security
17 47 (3.31%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 289 (20.37%) PowerShell
2 212 (14.94%) SQL
3 38 (2.68%) VBScript
4 34 (2.40%) C#
5 24 (1.69%) T-SQL
6 23 (1.62%) Python
7 22 (1.55%) Shell Script
8 15 (1.06%) Java
9 12 (0.85%) C
10 11 (0.78%) Bash Shell
10 11 (0.78%) PL/SQL
11 9 (0.63%) VB.NET
12 8 (0.56%) VB
13 7 (0.49%) JavaScript
13 7 (0.49%) XPath
14 6 (0.42%) Ruby
15 5 (0.35%) Perl
16 4 (0.28%) ABAP
16 4 (0.28%) PHP
17 1 (0.070%) R
Qualifications
1 234 (16.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 147 (10.36%) MCSE
3 139 (9.80%) MCSA
4 129 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 93 (6.55%) Cisco Certification
6 75 (5.29%) CCNA
7 73 (5.14%) SC Cleared
8 60 (4.23%) Degree
9 46 (3.24%) DV Cleared
10 44 (3.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 38 (2.68%) DBS Check
12 31 (2.18%) MCP
13 29 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
14 22 (1.55%) A+ Certification
14 22 (1.55%) CCNP
15 20 (1.41%) CCA
16 17 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
17 16 (1.13%) Network+ Certification
18 13 (0.92%) MCTS
19 9 (0.63%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (9.87%) SLA
2 29 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (1.97%) PCI DSS
4 26 (1.83%) COBIT
5 24 (1.69%) GDPR
6 23 (1.62%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (0.42%) Actionable Recommendations
9 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.14%) NIST
9 2 (0.14%) QA
10 1 (0.070%) NCSC
System Software
1 960 (67.65%) Active Directory
2 441 (31.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 372 (26.22%) Hyper-V
4 129 (9.09%) vSphere
5 107 (7.54%) XenApp
6 90 (6.34%) VMware ESXi
7 52 (3.66%) Virtual Machines
8 50 (3.52%) Docker
9 37 (2.61%) XenDesktop
10 27 (1.90%) Terminal Services
11 25 (1.76%) VMware NSX
12 24 (1.69%) VirtualBox
13 16 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
14 15 (1.06%) DFS Replication
15 12 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
16 11 (0.78%) Firmware
16 11 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 10 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
18 7 (0.49%) KVM
19 6 (0.42%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 194 (13.67%) SCCM
2 70 (4.93%) SCOM
3 69 (4.86%) WSUS
4 63 (4.44%) Ansible
5 41 (2.89%) Microsoft Intune
5 41 (2.89%) Terraform
6 37 (2.61%) Kubernetes
7 35 (2.47%) Backup Exec
8 32 (2.26%) vCenter Server
9 27 (1.90%) SCOrch
10 26 (1.83%) Norton AntiVirus
11 25 (1.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 23 (1.62%) Nessus
13 22 (1.55%) Nagios
14 20 (1.41%) Puppet
15 19 (1.34%) vRealize
16 16 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
16 16 (1.13%) Red Hat Satellite
17 14 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
17 14 (0.99%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 878 (61.87%) Microsoft
2 706 (49.75%) VMware
3 302 (21.28%) Cisco
4 232 (16.35%) Citrix
5 124 (8.74%) HP
6 106 (7.47%) Veeam
7 71 (5.00%) Red Hat
8 55 (3.88%) Symantec
9 43 (3.03%) Oracle
10 41 (2.89%) IBM
11 40 (2.82%) Apple
12 35 (2.47%) Dell
13 33 (2.33%) Atlassian
13 33 (2.33%) Mitel
14 29 (2.04%) CommVault
14 29 (2.04%) McAfee
15 27 (1.90%) Palo Alto
16 26 (1.83%) Meraki
17 25 (1.76%) NetApp
18 24 (1.69%) Salesforce.com