Period
to 22 April 2021

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 22 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 223 173 163
Rank change year-on-year -50 -10 -6
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 679 1,151 1,777
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.45% 1.91% 2.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.77% 8.45% 8.84%
Number of salaries quoted 563 945 1,448
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £23,000
25th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £28,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.33% - +10.29%
75th Percentile £50,000 £46,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £57,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% -1.28% +6.85%

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 10,027 13,621 20,095
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.37% 22.61% 23.92%
Number of salaries quoted 8,067 11,082 15,718
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,750 £24,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,813
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 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 22 April 2021.

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 22 April 2021. 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 0 205 £41,500 +18.57% 23
North of England -22 176 £40,000 +6.67% 25
Midlands -31 98 £37,500 +15.38% 22
North West -14 82 £41,500 +3.75% 12
South West -71 77 £32,500 -7.14% 11
East of England -5 64 £47,500 +15.15% 4
West Midlands -10 57 £32,500 -7.14% 18
Yorkshire -35 57 £29,950 -21.18% 8
East Midlands -31 41 £39,000 +20.00% 4
North East +30 37 £51,000 +63.20% 5
Scotland -20 36 £28,000 -27.74% 7
Wales +35 21 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Channel Islands - 1 £36,000 -
Isle of Man - 1 £35,000 -
Windows Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 22 April 2021, 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.

1 679 (100.00%) Windows
2 511 (75.26%) Windows Server
3 496 (73.05%) Active Directory
4 466 (68.63%) Microsoft
5 376 (55.38%) Windows Server 2016
6 374 (55.08%) VMware
7 352 (51.84%) Microsoft 365
8 319 (46.98%) Azure
9 267 (39.32%) VMware Infrastructure
10 242 (35.64%) Firewall
11 236 (34.76%) Windows 10
12 226 (33.28%) DNS
13 219 (32.25%) Windows Server 2019
14 213 (31.37%) Windows Server 2008
15 203 (29.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 169 (24.89%) Hyper-V
17 163 (24.01%) PowerShell
17 163 (24.01%) Cisco
18 160 (23.56%) DHCP
19 153 (22.53%) ITIL
20 148 (21.80%) MS Exchange
21 136 (20.03%) SQL Server
22 135 (19.88%) SCCM
23 132 (19.44%) Microsoft Office
24 116 (17.08%) Citrix
25 113 (16.64%) TCP/IP
26 108 (15.91%) Azure Active Directory
27 106 (15.61%) SAN
28 98 (14.43%) Microsoft Intune
28 98 (14.43%) Problem-Solving

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
1 148 (21.80%) MS Exchange
2 74 (10.90%) SharePoint
3 50 (7.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 46 (6.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 33 (4.86%) IIS
6 16 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (2.21%) Confluence
8 12 (1.77%) WordPress
9 9 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (1.18%) nginx
11 7 (1.03%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.44%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.29%) Apache
15 1 (0.15%) MS Project Server
15 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 132 (19.44%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.59%) Visualfiles
2 2 (0.29%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 352 (51.84%) Microsoft 365
2 319 (46.98%) Azure
3 108 (15.91%) Azure Active Directory
4 94 (13.84%) AWS
5 64 (9.43%) IaaS
6 60 (8.84%) SaaS
7 52 (7.66%) PaaS
8 17 (2.50%) Dynamics 365
9 15 (2.21%) Mimecast
9 15 (2.21%) OneDrive
10 10 (1.47%) Power Platform
11 7 (1.03%) Azure Data Factory
11 7 (1.03%) Azure Logic Apps
12 6 (0.88%) Azure Event Grid
13 4 (0.59%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 4 (0.59%) Azure Functions
13 4 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.59%) GCP
13 4 (0.59%) Serverless
14 3 (0.44%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 242 (35.64%) Firewall
2 226 (33.28%) DNS
3 160 (23.56%) DHCP
4 113 (16.64%) TCP/IP
5 106 (15.61%) SAN
6 85 (12.52%) VPN
7 79 (11.63%) WAN
8 77 (11.34%) LAN
9 62 (9.13%) VLAN
10 57 (8.39%) VoIP
11 40 (5.89%) Wireless
12 31 (4.57%) NAS
13 29 (4.27%) Remote Desktop
14 27 (3.98%) Skype
15 24 (3.53%) VSAN
16 20 (2.95%) Cisco ASA
16 20 (2.95%) WLAN
17 14 (2.06%) Internet
18 13 (1.91%) SD-WAN
19 12 (1.77%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (20.03%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.95%) SQL Server 2014
3 17 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
4 14 (2.06%) MySQL
4 14 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (1.91%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
7 7 (1.03%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.88%) Redis
9 4 (0.59%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.59%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.59%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.15%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2017
10 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.15%) SQLBase
Development Applications
1 12 (1.77%) Visual Studio
2 10 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.33%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.18%) JIRA
5 7 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (0.74%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.74%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.59%) Moq
8 3 (0.44%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.44%) Gradle
8 3 (0.44%) Maven
8 3 (0.44%) NUnit
8 3 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.15%) Babel
9 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Code
9 1 (0.15%) webpack
General
1 67 (9.87%) Finance
2 16 (2.36%) Retail
2 16 (2.36%) Telecoms
3 15 (2.21%) Manufacturing
4 14 (2.06%) Automotive
5 12 (1.77%) Electronics
5 12 (1.77%) Military
6 11 (1.62%) Public Sector
7 10 (1.47%) Legal
8 8 (1.18%) Marketing
9 7 (1.03%) Law
10 6 (0.88%) Billing
11 3 (0.44%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.15%) Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Games
12 1 (0.15%) Housing Association
12 1 (0.15%) Local Government
12 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 171 (25.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 133 (19.59%) IT Engineer
3 103 (15.17%) IT Support
4 88 (12.96%) Support Engineer
5 87 (12.81%) Analyst
6 53 (7.81%) IT Support Engineer
7 43 (6.33%) Administrator
8 39 (5.74%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 37 (5.45%) Server Engineer
10 36 (5.30%) 2nd Line Support
10 36 (5.30%) Support Analyst
10 36 (5.30%) Windows Engineer
11 35 (5.15%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 34 (5.01%) Azure Engineer
13 31 (4.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 31 (4.57%) Systems Engineer
14 30 (4.42%) Service Analyst
15 28 (4.12%) DevOps Engineer
15 28 (4.12%) Service Desk Analyst
16 27 (3.98%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.39%) Web Services
2 12 (1.77%) .NET
3 10 (1.47%) ASP.NET
4 6 (0.88%) LDAP
4 6 (0.88%) SOAP
5 5 (0.74%) HTML
5 5 (0.74%) Java EE
5 5 (0.74%) Middleware
5 5 (0.74%) REST
6 4 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (0.59%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (0.59%) HTML5
6 4 (0.59%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (0.59%) SAML
6 4 (0.59%) Software Packaging
6 4 (0.59%) XML
6 4 (0.59%) XSLT
7 3 (0.44%) WCF
8 2 (0.29%) CSS
8 2 (0.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 75 (11.05%) Data Centre
2 43 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (4.71%) Clustering
3 32 (4.71%) Public Cloud
4 29 (4.27%) Self-Motivation
5 26 (3.83%) PKI
6 24 (3.53%) Management Information System
7 23 (3.39%) Driving Licence
8 20 (2.95%) Replication
9 14 (2.06%) iPhone
10 13 (1.91%) Renewable Energy
11 12 (1.77%) iPad
11 12 (1.77%) Life Science
12 9 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (1.03%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.88%) Organisational Skills
15 5 (0.74%) FMCG
15 5 (0.74%) Smartphone
16 3 (0.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 679 (100.00%) Windows
2 511 (75.26%) Windows Server
3 376 (55.38%) Windows Server 2016
4 236 (34.76%) Windows 10
5 219 (32.25%) Windows Server 2019
6 213 (31.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 93 (13.70%) Linux
8 89 (13.11%) Windows 7
9 49 (7.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 42 (6.19%) Windows 8
11 23 (3.39%) Android
12 18 (2.65%) Unix
13 11 (1.62%) CentOS
13 11 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (1.18%) Ubuntu
15 7 (1.03%) Apple iOS
15 7 (1.03%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.74%) VMS
17 4 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (29.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 153 (22.53%) ITIL
3 98 (14.43%) Problem-Solving
4 82 (12.08%) DevOps
5 60 (8.84%) Disaster Recovery
6 56 (8.25%) Migration
7 48 (7.07%) Continuous Improvement
8 43 (6.33%) Change Management
9 38 (5.60%) ITIL V3
10 37 (5.45%) Service Management
11 33 (4.86%) High Availability
12 31 (4.57%) Incident Management
13 30 (4.42%) IT Strategy
13 30 (4.42%) Project Delivery
14 29 (4.27%) Service Delivery
15 27 (3.98%) Infrastructure as Code
15 27 (3.98%) ITSM
16 26 (3.83%) E-Commerce
17 24 (3.53%) Computer Science
18 23 (3.39%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 163 (24.01%) PowerShell
2 90 (13.25%) SQL
3 18 (2.65%) T-SQL
4 13 (1.91%) Bash Shell
4 13 (1.91%) C
4 13 (1.91%) Python
5 11 (1.62%) C#
6 8 (1.18%) Shell Script
6 8 (1.18%) VB
7 6 (0.88%) JavaScript
7 6 (0.88%) Perl
8 5 (0.74%) Java
9 4 (0.59%) VBScript
10 2 (0.29%) ActionScript
10 2 (0.29%) ActionScript 2.0
10 2 (0.29%) PHP
10 2 (0.29%) Ruby
11 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 94 (13.84%) Security Cleared
2 83 (12.22%) SC Cleared
3 64 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (6.77%) MCSE
5 39 (5.74%) MCSA
6 28 (4.12%) CCNA
6 28 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (4.12%) ITIL Certification
6 28 (4.12%) MCP
7 26 (3.83%) Degree
8 25 (3.68%) BPSS Clearance
9 13 (1.91%) DV Cleared
10 12 (1.77%) VCP6
10 12 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (1.33%) MCITP
12 8 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (0.88%) DBS Check
14 5 (0.74%) CEH
14 5 (0.74%) CISSP
14 5 (0.74%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (7.81%) SLA
2 15 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.18%) QA
4 7 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.44%) NIST
5 3 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 496 (73.05%) Active Directory
2 267 (39.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 169 (24.89%) Hyper-V
4 79 (11.63%) VMware ESXi
5 69 (10.16%) vSphere
6 32 (4.71%) XenApp
7 26 (3.83%) XenDesktop
8 23 (3.39%) Virtual Servers
9 18 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (2.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 14 (2.06%) VMware NSX
11 13 (1.91%) Docker
12 11 (1.62%) Terminal Services
13 10 (1.47%) Xen
14 9 (1.33%) Virtual Desktop
15 8 (1.18%) NFS
15 8 (1.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 4 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
17 3 (0.44%) Terminal Server
18 2 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 135 (19.88%) SCCM
2 98 (14.43%) Microsoft Intune
3 40 (5.89%) SCVMM
4 32 (4.71%) SCOM
4 32 (4.71%) WSUS
5 27 (3.98%) Terraform
6 26 (3.83%) McAfee ePO
7 23 (3.39%) Nagios
8 21 (3.09%) Ansible
8 21 (3.09%) Microsoft Clustering
9 17 (2.50%) Kubernetes
10 15 (2.21%) SCOrch
11 11 (1.62%) NetBackup
11 11 (1.62%) vRealize
12 10 (1.47%) Failover Clustering
13 8 (1.18%) FortiGate
13 8 (1.18%) HAProxy
13 8 (1.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 8 (1.18%) vCenter Server
14 6 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 466 (68.63%) Microsoft
2 374 (55.08%) VMware
3 163 (24.01%) Cisco
4 116 (17.08%) Citrix
5 69 (10.16%) Veeam
6 42 (6.19%) SolarWinds
7 41 (6.04%) Sophos
8 36 (5.30%) McAfee
9 35 (5.15%) Meraki
10 33 (4.86%) Dell
11 29 (4.27%) HP
12 22 (3.24%) ServiceNow
13 21 (3.09%) SonicWALL
13 21 (3.09%) Symantec
14 20 (2.95%) Oracle
15 19 (2.80%) Red Hat
16 16 (2.36%) Apple
17 15 (2.21%) CheckPoint
17 15 (2.21%) NetApp
17 15 (2.21%) Palo Alto