Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 147 132
Rank change year-on-year -20 -15 -26
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 3,272 4,210 4,857
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.99% 2.42% 2.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.66% 9.72% 10.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2,732 3,695 4,293
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £60,925 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 37,772 43,307 47,587
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.95% 24.91% 24.99%
Number of salaries quoted 30,491 34,931 40,439
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +2.56%

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows Server 2012 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2012 in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012.

Salary trend for Windows Server 2012 in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2012 in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Top 18 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 15 October 2018. 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
England -26 3,050 £37,500 - 431
UK excluding London -24 2,096 £35,000 - 340
London -43 1,089 £43,750 -2.78% 107
South East -30 620 £35,500 +1.43% 81
North of England -37 528 £33,000 +1.54% 120
Midlands +23 347 £32,500 -7.14% 56
North West -15 313 £32,500 +8.33% 69
South West -32 242 £35,000 - 41
East of England -5 230 £35,000 -6.67% 27
West Midlands +45 224 £33,500 -8.22% 34
Yorkshire -56 181 £33,000 -2.94% 42
East Midlands -10 123 £32,233 +3.98% 22
Scotland -70 69 £39,000 -6.02% 7
Wales -15 61 £32,500 +8.33% 8
North East -21 34 £31,250 -3.85% 9
Northern Ireland +12 8 £32,500 -27.78% 1
Channel Islands -4 8 £29,750 -8.46%
Isle of Man +7 2 £31,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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 with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 3,272 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,468 (75.43%) Windows Server
3 2,294 (70.11%) Active Directory
4 2,043 (62.44%) Microsoft
5 1,951 (59.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 1,755 (53.64%) VMware
7 1,465 (44.77%) Office 365
8 1,111 (33.95%) Windows 10
9 1,069 (32.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1,013 (30.96%) DNS
11 989 (30.23%) Microsoft Azure
12 951 (29.06%) MS Exchange
13 935 (28.58%) Windows 7
14 865 (26.44%) Firewall
15 858 (26.22%) Hyper-V
16 841 (25.70%) DHCP
17 736 (22.49%) Citrix
18 727 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 725 (22.16%) ITIL
20 678 (20.72%) PowerShell
21 660 (20.17%) Microsoft Office
22 654 (19.99%) Cisco
23 630 (19.25%) SQL Server
24 628 (19.19%) Microsoft Certification
25 615 (18.80%) SCCM
26 570 (17.42%) Linux
27 534 (16.32%) SQL
28 526 (16.08%) Finance
29 520 (15.89%) Exchange Server 2010
30 516 (15.77%) TCP/IP

Windows Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 951 (29.06%) MS Exchange
2 520 (15.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 379 (11.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 315 (9.63%) SharePoint
5 196 (5.99%) IIS
6 174 (5.32%) Skype for Business
7 107 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2007
8 60 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2003
9 52 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 47 (1.44%) Apache
11 40 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
12 31 (0.95%) Tomcat
13 28 (0.86%) Confluence
14 25 (0.76%) OpenStack
15 24 (0.73%) nginx
16 18 (0.55%) WebLogic
17 17 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
18 13 (0.40%) WebSphere
19 10 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
20 9 (0.28%) CMS
Applications
1 660 (20.17%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
4 32 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 25 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.092%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.092%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.092%) Windchill
9 2 (0.061%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.031%) Abaqus
10 1 (0.031%) InDesign
10 1 (0.031%) Mathcad
10 1 (0.031%) Maya
10 1 (0.031%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 44 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.34%) Documaker
3 10 (0.31%) Infor SunSystems
3 10 (0.31%) ReMetrica
4 9 (0.28%) Elite 3E
5 6 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
6 5 (0.15%) Veritas eDiscovery
7 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.12%) MetaTrader
7 4 (0.12%) Sage 200
8 3 (0.092%) Rolfe and Nolan
9 2 (0.061%) Magento
9 2 (0.061%) Maximo
9 2 (0.061%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.061%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.031%) FLEXCUBE
10 1 (0.031%) Infor M3
10 1 (0.031%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1,465 (44.77%) Office 365
2 989 (30.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 397 (12.13%) Amazon AWS
4 118 (3.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 107 (3.27%) IaaS
6 89 (2.72%) Mimecast
7 74 (2.26%) PaaS
8 66 (2.02%) Dynamics 365
9 50 (1.53%) SaaS
10 49 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
11 28 (0.86%) OneDrive
12 27 (0.83%) GitHub
13 26 (0.79%) G Suite
14 23 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
15 11 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
15 11 (0.34%) Amazon S3
16 9 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 8 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
18 5 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 5 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,013 (30.96%) DNS
2 865 (26.44%) Firewall
3 841 (25.70%) DHCP
4 516 (15.77%) TCP/IP
5 444 (13.57%) SAN
6 426 (13.02%) LAN
6 426 (13.02%) WAN
7 330 (10.09%) VPN
8 214 (6.54%) VLAN
9 186 (5.68%) Network Security
10 161 (4.92%) VoIP
11 151 (4.61%) Skype
12 126 (3.85%) Wireless
13 124 (3.79%) Internet
14 120 (3.67%) Remote Desktop
15 117 (3.58%) NetScaler
16 107 (3.27%) Wi-Fi
17 87 (2.66%) NAS
18 82 (2.51%) Cisco ASA
19 68 (2.08%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 630 (19.25%) SQL Server
2 127 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 102 (3.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 48 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
5 43 (1.31%) SQL Server 2016
6 40 (1.22%) MySQL
7 34 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 27 (0.83%) MongoDB
9 26 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
10 25 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
10 25 (0.76%) Oracle Database
10 25 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 23 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
12 19 (0.58%) Relational Database
13 17 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
14 16 (0.49%) NoSQL
15 11 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
16 9 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
16 9 (0.28%) Power BI
17 7 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 46 (1.41%) Jenkins
2 38 (1.16%) JIRA
3 36 (1.10%) Git (software)
4 24 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
5 20 (0.61%) MSI
6 18 (0.55%) Visual Studio
6 18 (0.55%) WinDbg
7 17 (0.52%) TeamCity
8 15 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
11 11 (0.34%) Gerrit
12 9 (0.28%) Redmine
12 9 (0.28%) Trac
13 8 (0.24%) Ant
14 6 (0.18%) Bitbucket
14 6 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 5 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
16 4 (0.12%) Fiddler
16 4 (0.12%) Maven
General
1 526 (16.08%) Finance
2 124 (3.79%) Legal
3 114 (3.48%) Retail
4 99 (3.03%) Banking
5 96 (2.93%) Telecoms
6 79 (2.41%) Law
7 64 (1.96%) Manufacturing
8 47 (1.44%) Investment Banking
9 46 (1.41%) Marketing
10 35 (1.07%) Advertising
11 30 (0.92%) Games
12 27 (0.83%) Financial Institution
13 26 (0.79%) Electronics
14 25 (0.76%) Back Office
15 15 (0.46%) Automotive
16 14 (0.43%) Publishing
17 13 (0.40%) Billing
17 13 (0.40%) Military
18 11 (0.34%) Aerospace
19 7 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 724 (22.13%) Support Engineer
2 524 (16.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 508 (15.53%) Analyst
4 435 (13.29%) IT Support
5 327 (9.99%) IT Engineer
6 283 (8.65%) Support Analyst
7 268 (8.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 246 (7.52%) 2nd Line Support
9 227 (6.94%) 3rd Line Support
10 210 (6.42%) IT Support Engineer
11 204 (6.23%) Administrator
12 192 (5.87%) Windows Engineer
13 184 (5.62%) Architect
14 168 (5.13%) IT Analyst
15 156 (4.77%) Desktop Support
16 154 (4.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 153 (4.68%) Server Engineer
17 153 (4.68%) Systems Administrator
18 152 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
19 141 (4.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (3.27%) Web Services
2 70 (2.14%) .NET
3 49 (1.50%) HTML
4 34 (1.04%) CSS
5 33 (1.01%) XML
6 26 (0.79%) ASP.NET
7 23 (0.70%) JSON
8 22 (0.67%) LDAP
9 21 (0.64%) Software Packaging
10 19 (0.58%) Middleware
11 18 (0.55%) jQuery
12 16 (0.49%) SOAP
13 14 (0.43%) .NET Framework
13 14 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
14 12 (0.37%) RESTful
15 11 (0.34%) 802.1X
15 11 (0.34%) AngularJS
15 11 (0.34%) HTML5
15 11 (0.34%) LAMP
15 11 (0.34%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 351 (10.73%) Data Centre
2 214 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
3 151 (4.61%) Self-Motivation
4 144 (4.40%) PKI
5 142 (4.34%) Clustering
6 100 (3.06%) Management Information System
7 88 (2.69%) Replication
8 66 (2.02%) Public Cloud
9 62 (1.89%) Computer Science
10 61 (1.86%) Blackberry
10 61 (1.86%) iPhone
11 57 (1.74%) Driving Licence
12 55 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
13 48 (1.47%) Fat Client
13 48 (1.47%) Thin Client
14 40 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
15 35 (1.07%) iPad
16 32 (0.98%) NHS
17 30 (0.92%) Enterprise Cloud
18 29 (0.89%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3,272 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,468 (75.43%) Windows Server
3 1,951 (59.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 1,111 (33.95%) Windows 10
5 935 (28.58%) Windows 7
6 570 (17.42%) Linux
7 336 (10.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 330 (10.09%) Windows 8
9 143 (4.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 101 (3.09%) Android
11 96 (2.93%) Mac OS X
12 95 (2.90%) CentOS
13 87 (2.66%) Windows XP
14 77 (2.35%) Unix
15 71 (2.17%) Apple iOS
16 67 (2.05%) Mac OS
17 60 (1.83%) Ubuntu
18 27 (0.83%) AIX
19 26 (0.79%) Solaris
20 22 (0.67%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 727 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 725 (22.16%) ITIL
3 354 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
4 248 (7.58%) Migration
5 235 (7.18%) DevOps
6 233 (7.12%) Agile Software Development
7 225 (6.88%) Project Management
8 210 (6.42%) Disaster Recovery
9 195 (5.96%) Service Management
10 159 (4.86%) Mentoring
11 154 (4.71%) Incident Management
12 143 (4.37%) Change Management
13 135 (4.13%) Presales
14 127 (3.88%) ITIL V3
14 127 (3.88%) Load Balancing
15 122 (3.73%) Problem Management
16 117 (3.58%) Continuous Improvement
16 117 (3.58%) Service Delivery
17 116 (3.55%) Customer Requirements
18 110 (3.36%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 678 (20.72%) PowerShell
2 534 (16.32%) SQL
3 76 (2.32%) Python
3 76 (2.32%) T-SQL
4 71 (2.17%) JavaScript
5 61 (1.86%) Bash Shell
6 60 (1.83%) VBScript
7 54 (1.65%) C#
8 37 (1.13%) PHP
9 34 (1.04%) VB
10 28 (0.86%) Java
11 27 (0.83%) C
11 27 (0.83%) Perl
12 23 (0.70%) Shell Script
13 19 (0.58%) Ruby
14 12 (0.37%) VB.NET
15 11 (0.34%) VBA
16 8 (0.24%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.18%) C++
18 4 (0.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 628 (19.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 419 (12.81%) MCSE
3 252 (7.70%) MCSA
4 237 (7.24%) Degree
5 216 (6.60%) Cisco Certification
6 200 (6.11%) CCNA
7 199 (6.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 187 (5.72%) Security Cleared
9 173 (5.29%) MCP
10 111 (3.39%) MCITP
11 95 (2.90%) SC Cleared
12 80 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
13 77 (2.35%) Citrix Certification
14 72 (2.20%) CCNP
15 55 (1.68%) DV Cleared
16 48 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
17 36 (1.10%) TOGAF Certification
18 34 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 33 (1.01%) CCA
20 31 (0.95%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (6.88%) SLA
2 62 (1.89%) GDPR
3 42 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.61%) PMO
5 19 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
7 11 (0.34%) QA
8 10 (0.31%) PMBOK
9 5 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.12%) ISO 9000
10 4 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.092%) DICOM
11 3 (0.092%) HL7
12 2 (0.061%) COBIT
12 2 (0.061%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.031%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.031%) IASME
System Software
1 2,294 (70.11%) Active Directory
2 1,069 (32.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 858 (26.22%) Hyper-V
4 335 (10.24%) VMware ESXi
5 302 (9.23%) XenApp
6 276 (8.44%) vSphere
7 242 (7.40%) XenDesktop
8 98 (3.00%) Virtual Servers
9 94 (2.87%) Microsoft App-V
10 75 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
11 72 (2.20%) Docker
12 70 (2.14%) Virtual Desktop
13 65 (1.99%) Terminal Services
14 53 (1.62%) XenServer
15 51 (1.56%) BitLocker
16 44 (1.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 43 (1.31%) VMware Workstation
18 28 (0.86%) DFS Replication
19 27 (0.83%) Firmware
20 24 (0.73%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 615 (18.80%) SCCM
2 266 (8.13%) SCOM
3 145 (4.43%) WSUS
4 86 (2.63%) Backup Exec
5 76 (2.32%) vRealize
6 67 (2.05%) SCOrch
7 66 (2.02%) vCenter Server
8 56 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
9 55 (1.68%) Puppet
10 52 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
10 52 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
11 49 (1.50%) Microsoft Clustering
12 45 (1.38%) Ansible
12 45 (1.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 43 (1.31%) AirWatch
14 39 (1.19%) SCVMM
15 38 (1.16%) Nagios
16 37 (1.13%) NetBackup
17 36 (1.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 34 (1.04%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 2,043 (62.44%) Microsoft
2 1,755 (53.64%) VMware
3 736 (22.49%) Citrix
4 654 (19.99%) Cisco
5 284 (8.68%) HP
6 169 (5.17%) Veeam
7 161 (4.92%) Red Hat
8 141 (4.31%) Apple
9 138 (4.22%) NetApp
10 128 (3.91%) Dell
11 116 (3.55%) Symantec
12 108 (3.30%) SolarWinds
13 90 (2.75%) Avaya
13 90 (2.75%) Sophos
14 81 (2.48%) IBM
14 81 (2.48%) Meraki
15 79 (2.41%) McAfee
15 79 (2.41%) Oracle
16 70 (2.14%) EMC
17 68 (2.08%) Juniper