Period
to 21 September 2020

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 21 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 238 194 174
Rank change year-on-year -44 -20 -24
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 688 2,650 3,324
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.39% 1.89% 1.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.47% 8.24% 8.63%
Number of salaries quoted 586 2,291 2,814
Median annual salary £44,375 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £62,500 £60,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -

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 10,626 32,173 38,505
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.49% 22.93% 22.99%
Number of salaries quoted 8,728 25,369 31,069
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,250 £25,263
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year +9.76% +1.86% +0.63%

Windows Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2012 in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2012.

Salary trend for Windows Server 2012 in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2012 over the 6 months to 21 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2012 in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Top 17 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 21 September 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
England -54 628 £45,000 +20.00% 134
UK excluding London -28 442 £40,000 +6.67% 123
London -12 226 £52,500 +31.25% 17
South East -7 136 £45,000 +20.00% 26
North of England -9 117 £35,000 -6.67% 26
Midlands 0 64 £40,000 +20.30% 29
North West +7 56 £50,000 +22.70% 12
Work from Home +36 52 £47,500 +6.74% 12
South West -56 41 £37,500 +5.63% 22
East of England +31 40 £42,500 +10.39% 14
North East +48 33 £28,500 -14.13% 4
West Midlands 0 33 £40,000 +15.94% 17
East Midlands +35 31 £40,000 +23.08% 12
Yorkshire +17 28 £27,500 -17.91% 10
Scotland +50 24 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Wales +48 17 £31,500 -10.64% 1
Northern Ireland +23 4 £46,000 +22.67%

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 688 (100.00%) Windows
2 551 (80.09%) Windows Server
3 468 (68.02%) Active Directory
4 454 (65.99%) Microsoft
5 396 (57.56%) Windows Server 2016
6 378 (54.94%) VMware
7 357 (51.89%) Office 365
8 309 (44.91%) Azure
9 273 (39.68%) VMware Infrastructure
10 223 (32.41%) Windows Server 2008
11 204 (29.65%) PowerShell
12 202 (29.36%) Windows 10
13 199 (28.92%) DNS
14 195 (28.34%) Hyper-V
15 193 (28.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 184 (26.74%) Cisco
17 171 (24.85%) DHCP
18 166 (24.13%) Firewall
19 157 (22.82%) ITIL
20 151 (21.95%) MS Exchange
21 150 (21.80%) SQL Server
22 137 (19.91%) Citrix
23 136 (19.77%) Microsoft Office
24 130 (18.90%) SCCM
25 129 (18.75%) Windows Server 2019
26 125 (18.17%) TCP/IP
27 124 (18.02%) Windows 7
28 120 (17.44%) SAN
29 119 (17.30%) SQL
30 115 (16.72%) Finance

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
1 151 (21.95%) MS Exchange
2 103 (14.97%) SharePoint
3 84 (12.21%) IIS
4 72 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 65 (9.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 37 (5.38%) Skype for Business
7 21 (3.05%) Confluence
8 16 (2.33%) Tomcat
9 15 (2.18%) Apache
10 6 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.44%) Oracle Application Server
13 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.15%) Mule
14 1 (0.15%) Mule ESB
14 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 136 (19.77%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.58%) FastStats
3 4 (0.58%) Unica
4 2 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.29%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.29%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.29%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.15%) BASE24
5 1 (0.15%) Faxination
5 1 (0.15%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 357 (51.89%) Office 365
2 309 (44.91%) Azure
3 114 (16.57%) AWS
4 71 (10.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 53 (7.70%) IaaS
6 31 (4.51%) Cloud Computing
7 30 (4.36%) PaaS
8 24 (3.49%) OneDrive
9 23 (3.34%) SaaS
10 20 (2.91%) Dynamics 365
11 17 (2.47%) Mimecast
12 13 (1.89%) Power Platform
13 10 (1.45%) PowerApps
14 9 (1.31%) G Suite
14 9 (1.31%) Slack
15 6 (0.87%) GCP
16 2 (0.29%) Power Automate
17 1 (0.15%) Amazon ECS
17 1 (0.15%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 1 (0.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 199 (28.92%) DNS
2 171 (24.85%) DHCP
3 166 (24.13%) Firewall
4 125 (18.17%) TCP/IP
5 120 (17.44%) SAN
6 87 (12.65%) LAN
7 85 (12.35%) WAN
8 79 (11.48%) VPN
9 60 (8.72%) VoIP
10 56 (8.14%) Skype
11 55 (7.99%) VLAN
12 42 (6.10%) Internet
12 42 (6.10%) NetScaler
13 28 (4.07%) Wi-Fi
14 23 (3.34%) Remote Desktop
15 22 (3.20%) NAS
15 22 (3.20%) Wireless
16 19 (2.76%) Cisco IOS
17 18 (2.62%) SSL
18 17 (2.47%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (21.80%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 23 (3.34%) SQL Server 2014
4 22 (3.20%) Amazon RDS
5 21 (3.05%) SQL Server 2016
6 10 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (1.16%) MySQL
7 8 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
8 7 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.73%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (0.58%) GIS
10 4 (0.58%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.58%) QGIS
11 3 (0.44%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.44%) Power BI
11 3 (0.44%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2017
11 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (4.22%) JIRA
2 10 (1.45%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.31%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.16%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.73%) GitLab
6 4 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.44%) Maven
7 3 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.29%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.15%) MSI
9 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
General
1 115 (16.72%) Finance
2 22 (3.20%) Legal
3 20 (2.91%) Banking
4 17 (2.47%) Law
4 17 (2.47%) Military
5 14 (2.03%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.89%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.60%) Public Sector
8 9 (1.31%) Retail
9 4 (0.58%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.58%) Back Office
9 4 (0.58%) Front Office
9 4 (0.58%) Local Government
9 4 (0.58%) Marketing
10 3 (0.44%) Billing
10 3 (0.44%) Police
11 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.29%) Mandarin Language
11 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.15%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 148 (21.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 106 (15.41%) Analyst
3 83 (12.06%) IT Engineer
4 75 (10.90%) Support Engineer
5 70 (10.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 64 (9.30%) IT Support
7 51 (7.41%) Support Analyst
8 45 (6.54%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 39 (5.67%) 2nd Line Support
9 39 (5.67%) 3rd Line Support
10 36 (5.23%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
11 35 (5.09%) Server Engineer
11 35 (5.09%) Systems Engineer
12 33 (4.80%) Applications Support
13 32 (4.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 31 (4.51%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 26 (3.78%) Consultant
16 25 (3.63%) Administrator
16 25 (3.63%) Applications Support Analyst
16 25 (3.63%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.49%) .NET
1 24 (3.49%) Web Services
2 21 (3.05%) LDAP
3 15 (2.18%) HTML
4 12 (1.74%) CSS
5 10 (1.45%) ASP.NET
6 9 (1.31%) .NET Framework
7 8 (1.16%) XML
8 7 (1.02%) AngularJS
9 6 (0.87%) jQuery
10 5 (0.73%) Vue.js
11 4 (0.58%) Elastic Stack
11 4 (0.58%) FIX Protocol
11 4 (0.58%) Node.js
11 4 (0.58%) PostGIS
12 3 (0.44%) CherryPy
12 3 (0.44%) DHTML
12 3 (0.44%) Django
12 3 (0.44%) Software Packaging
12 3 (0.44%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (7.85%) Data Centre
2 46 (6.69%) Management Information System
3 38 (5.52%) Clustering
3 38 (5.52%) Replication
4 28 (4.07%) PKI
4 28 (4.07%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (3.34%) Public Cloud
7 16 (2.33%) User Experience
8 15 (2.18%) Client/Server
8 15 (2.18%) Life Science
9 14 (2.03%) Driving Licence
10 9 (1.31%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.31%) Smartphone
11 7 (1.02%) HP Storage
12 6 (0.87%) EMC VMAX
12 6 (0.87%) EMC VNX
12 6 (0.87%) Fat Client
12 6 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.87%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 688 (100.00%) Windows
2 551 (80.09%) Windows Server
3 396 (57.56%) Windows Server 2016
4 223 (32.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 202 (29.36%) Windows 10
6 129 (18.75%) Windows Server 2019
7 124 (18.02%) Windows 7
8 107 (15.55%) Linux
9 64 (9.30%) Windows 8
10 45 (6.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 31 (4.51%) CentOS
12 25 (3.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 23 (3.34%) Unix
14 11 (1.60%) Ubuntu
15 10 (1.45%) Android
16 8 (1.16%) Debian
17 6 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
18 5 (0.73%) Apple iOS
18 5 (0.73%) Data ONTAP
18 5 (0.73%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (28.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 157 (22.82%) ITIL
3 67 (9.74%) Problem-Solving
4 53 (7.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 50 (7.27%) Incident Management
5 50 (7.27%) Project Management
6 45 (6.54%) Computer Science
7 44 (6.40%) Server Management
8 43 (6.25%) DevOps
9 41 (5.96%) Migration
10 39 (5.67%) Agile Software Development
11 38 (5.52%) ITIL V3
11 38 (5.52%) Mentoring
12 37 (5.38%) Cybersecurity
13 36 (5.23%) Task Automation
14 35 (5.09%) Service Delivery
15 34 (4.94%) Release Management
16 33 (4.80%) ITSM
17 32 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
17 32 (4.65%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 204 (29.65%) PowerShell
2 119 (17.30%) SQL
3 33 (4.80%) T-SQL
4 31 (4.51%) Python
5 15 (2.18%) JavaScript
6 12 (1.74%) C#
7 9 (1.31%) Bash Shell
7 9 (1.31%) Shell Script
7 9 (1.31%) VBScript
8 8 (1.16%) Perl
9 7 (1.02%) C
9 7 (1.02%) Java
10 6 (0.87%) PHP
10 6 (0.87%) VB
10 6 (0.87%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.44%) Google Apps Script
11 3 (0.44%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.44%) VB6
11 3 (0.44%) VBA
12 2 (0.29%) R
Qualifications
1 87 (12.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (9.45%) MCSE
2 65 (9.45%) Security Cleared
3 56 (8.14%) Degree
4 45 (6.54%) SC Cleared
5 42 (6.10%) MCP
6 41 (5.96%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (4.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 32 (4.65%) CCNA
9 26 (3.78%) DV Cleared
10 24 (3.49%) MCSA
11 23 (3.34%) MCITP
12 15 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (1.45%) CCSA
13 10 (1.45%) VCP5
14 9 (1.31%) CCA
14 9 (1.31%) Citrix Certification
14 9 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (1.16%) CCNP
15 8 (1.16%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (8.72%) SLA
2 33 (4.80%) GDPR
3 19 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (2.03%) QA
5 6 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.15%) NCSC
7 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 468 (68.02%) Active Directory
2 273 (39.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 195 (28.34%) Hyper-V
4 93 (13.52%) VMware ESXi
5 79 (11.48%) vSphere
6 34 (4.94%) XenApp
7 27 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (3.63%) Virtual Servers
9 21 (3.05%) Virtual Desktop
10 17 (2.47%) XenDesktop
11 15 (2.18%) VMware Workstation
12 12 (1.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 12 (1.74%) VMware NSX
13 11 (1.60%) Terminal Services
14 10 (1.45%) VMware Server
15 9 (1.31%) Terminal Server
16 8 (1.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 8 (1.16%) Docker
17 6 (0.87%) NFS
18 5 (0.73%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 130 (18.90%) SCCM
2 58 (8.43%) Microsoft Intune
3 48 (6.98%) WSUS
4 35 (5.09%) SCOM
5 29 (4.22%) Ansible
6 26 (3.78%) Puppet
7 25 (3.63%) Backup Exec
8 24 (3.49%) vCenter Server
9 21 (3.05%) SCVMM
10 16 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
10 16 (2.33%) Terraform
10 16 (2.33%) vRealize
11 14 (2.03%) Microsoft Clustering
12 11 (1.60%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (1.16%) HP Data Protector
14 7 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
15 6 (0.87%) FortiGate
15 6 (0.87%) Kubernetes
15 6 (0.87%) SCOrch
16 5 (0.73%) CASB
Vendors
1 454 (65.99%) Microsoft
2 378 (54.94%) VMware
3 184 (26.74%) Cisco
4 137 (19.91%) Citrix
5 79 (11.48%) HP
6 64 (9.30%) Veeam
7 46 (6.69%) Red Hat
8 45 (6.54%) Dell
9 37 (5.38%) SolarWinds
10 32 (4.65%) CheckPoint
11 26 (3.78%) Juniper
12 25 (3.63%) Oracle
13 24 (3.49%) NetApp
14 21 (3.05%) Meraki
15 19 (2.76%) Sophos
16 16 (2.33%) EMC
16 16 (2.33%) IBM
17 15 (2.18%) Mitel
18 13 (1.89%) CommVault
18 13 (1.89%) McAfee