Period
to 25 September 2017

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 25 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 130 105
Rank change year-on-year -18 -25 +63
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 4262 4872 6113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.42% 2.55% 2.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.70% 10.13% 10.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3752 4317 5441
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £23,250 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £56,250
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 43929 48082 58204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.94% 25.12% 26.41%
Number of salaries quoted 35450 41004 49041
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.38%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

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 25 September 2017.

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 25 September 2017. 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 -10 3944 £37,500 - 220
UK excluding London -14 2747 £35,000 - 172
London -23 1438 £45,000 +5.88% 60
South East -11 813 £35,000 -10.26% 49
North of England +5 773 £32,500 -7.14% 51
North West +14 365 £30,000 -15.49% 33
Yorkshire +8 365 £35,000 - 14
Midlands -30 348 £36,375 +11.92% 27
South West -21 336 £35,000 +9.38% 17
East of England -19 243 £38,000 -5.00% 16
West Midlands -24 211 £37,500 +15.38% 17
East Midlands -16 139 £34,000 +3.03% 9
Scotland +3 136 £44,000 +25.71% 8
Wales +14 89 £31,500 +5.00% 4
North East +5 43 £30,000 -14.29% 4
Channel Islands +6 7 £32,500 -10.96%
Northern Ireland -28 7 £37,500 +20.00%
Isle of Man -5 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 September 2017, IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 4262 (100.00%) Windows
2 2963 (69.52%) Windows Server
3 2794 (65.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 2766 (64.90%) Active Directory
5 2515 (59.01%) Microsoft
6 2392 (56.12%) VMware
7 1572 (36.88%) MS Exchange
8 1329 (31.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1320 (30.97%) Office 365
10 1166 (27.36%) Hyper-V
11 1129 (26.49%) Windows 7
12 1106 (25.95%) Firewall
13 1092 (25.62%) Cisco
14 1091 (25.60%) DNS
15 1059 (24.85%) Windows 10
16 1024 (24.03%) ITIL
17 952 (22.34%) SQL Server
18 906 (21.26%) SAN
19 899 (21.09%) Exchange Server 2010
20 896 (21.02%) Citrix
21 865 (20.30%) DHCP
22 831 (19.50%) SQL
23 830 (19.47%) Microsoft Certification
24 794 (18.63%) PowerShell
25 763 (17.90%) Microsoft Azure
26 688 (16.14%) SCCM
27 686 (16.10%) Finance
28 653 (15.32%) TCP/IP
29 644 (15.11%) Linux
30 635 (14.90%) Microsoft Office

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 1572 (36.88%) MS Exchange
2 899 (21.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 634 (14.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 433 (10.16%) IIS
5 380 (8.92%) SharePoint
6 252 (5.91%) Skype for Business
7 156 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2007
8 99 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2003
9 95 (2.23%) Apache
10 77 (1.81%) Tomcat
11 75 (1.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 61 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
13 36 (0.84%) CMS
14 32 (0.75%) IBM Domino
15 31 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
16 30 (0.70%) IBM Notes
17 27 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
18 25 (0.59%) Confluence
19 24 (0.56%) SAS
20 21 (0.49%) JBoss
Applications
1 635 (14.90%) Microsoft Office
2 93 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 23 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
7 6 (0.14%) InDesign
8 4 (0.094%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.070%) SPSS
10 2 (0.047%) Abaqus
11 1 (0.023%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.023%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.023%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.023%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 49 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 13 (0.31%) ResourceLink
4 10 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.21%) iTrent
5 9 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.14%) thinkFolio
8 5 (0.12%) Sage 200
9 4 (0.094%) Magento
9 4 (0.094%) Remedy AR System
10 3 (0.070%) Epicor Tropos
10 3 (0.070%) Epicor Vantage
10 3 (0.070%) Misys Equation
10 3 (0.070%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.047%) Relativity
11 2 (0.047%) SDL Web 8
11 2 (0.047%) Visualfiles
12 1 (0.023%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1320 (30.97%) Office 365
2 763 (17.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 387 (9.08%) Amazon AWS
4 114 (2.67%) IaaS
5 86 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
6 79 (1.85%) Mimecast
6 79 (1.85%) PaaS
7 57 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
8 52 (1.22%) SaaS
9 51 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 49 (1.15%) G Suite
11 36 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
12 27 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
13 23 (0.54%) OneDrive
14 17 (0.40%) Amazon S3
15 16 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
16 12 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 11 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
17 11 (0.26%) GitHub
18 10 (0.23%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 1106 (25.95%) Firewall
2 1091 (25.60%) DNS
3 906 (21.26%) SAN
4 865 (20.30%) DHCP
5 653 (15.32%) TCP/IP
6 553 (12.98%) WAN
7 531 (12.46%) LAN
8 455 (10.68%) VPN
9 320 (7.51%) VLAN
10 299 (7.02%) VoIP
11 223 (5.23%) Skype
12 158 (3.71%) NAS
13 145 (3.40%) Internet
14 144 (3.38%) MPLS
15 138 (3.24%) Wireless
16 133 (3.12%) Network Security
17 128 (3.00%) Remote Desktop
18 124 (2.91%) Cisco ASA
19 107 (2.51%) iSCSI
20 96 (2.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 952 (22.34%) SQL Server
2 268 (6.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 215 (5.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 131 (3.07%) SQL Server 2014
5 91 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 87 (2.04%) MySQL
7 63 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 49 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 45 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
10 41 (0.96%) NoSQL
11 37 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
11 37 (0.87%) Oracle Database
12 30 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
13 28 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
14 27 (0.63%) Relational Database
15 25 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
16 23 (0.54%) MongoDB
16 23 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 15 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
17 15 (0.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 58 (1.36%) JIRA
2 48 (1.13%) MSI
2 48 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (0.89%) Jenkins
4 36 (0.84%) Visual Studio
5 28 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 27 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
7 26 (0.61%) Git (software)
8 25 (0.59%) TeamCity
9 19 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
10 18 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 16 (0.38%) InstallShield
12 11 (0.26%) Zephyr
13 10 (0.23%) Hudson
13 10 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
14 9 (0.21%) Vagrant
15 8 (0.19%) PROIV
16 7 (0.16%) Toad
16 7 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 5 (0.12%) JUnit
General
1 686 (16.10%) Finance
2 147 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 145 (3.40%) Banking
4 123 (2.89%) Legal
5 122 (2.86%) Law
6 114 (2.67%) Retail
7 113 (2.65%) Manufacturing
8 64 (1.50%) Advertising
9 55 (1.29%) Back Office
10 54 (1.27%) Marketing
11 34 (0.80%) Investment Banking
12 32 (0.75%) Games
13 29 (0.68%) Retail Banking
14 28 (0.66%) Electronics
14 28 (0.66%) Publishing
15 26 (0.61%) Billing
16 20 (0.47%) Military
17 17 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
18 12 (0.28%) Financial Institution
19 11 (0.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 812 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 804 (18.86%) Support Engineer
3 785 (18.42%) Analyst
4 548 (12.86%) IT Support
5 452 (10.61%) Support Analyst
6 433 (10.16%) IT Engineer
7 423 (9.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 321 (7.53%) 3rd Line Support
9 317 (7.44%) Windows Engineer
10 306 (7.18%) 2nd Line Support
11 292 (6.85%) IT Support Engineer
12 265 (6.22%) Administrator
13 231 (5.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 228 (5.35%) Infrastructure Support
15 216 (5.07%) Server Engineer
16 208 (4.88%) Systems Administrator
17 204 (4.79%) Systems Engineer
18 187 (4.39%) IT Analyst
19 183 (4.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 176 (4.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (3.36%) .NET
2 125 (2.93%) Web Services
3 83 (1.95%) HTML
4 73 (1.71%) CSS
5 48 (1.13%) ASP.NET
6 45 (1.06%) XML
7 23 (0.54%) HTML5
7 23 (0.54%) Software Packaging
8 22 (0.52%) WCF
9 21 (0.49%) 802.1X
10 18 (0.42%) LAMP
11 17 (0.40%) SOAP
12 16 (0.38%) .NET Framework
12 16 (0.38%) J2EE
13 13 (0.31%) JSON
13 13 (0.31%) REST
14 12 (0.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 11 (0.26%) Ajax
16 10 (0.23%) jQuery
16 10 (0.23%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 334 (7.84%) Data Centre
2 226 (5.30%) Clustering
3 145 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
4 144 (3.38%) Replication
5 123 (2.89%) Computer Science
6 122 (2.86%) Driving Licence
7 105 (2.46%) Blackberry
8 90 (2.11%) Hedge funds
9 74 (1.74%) Virtual Team
10 67 (1.57%) Management Information System
11 61 (1.43%) iPad
12 57 (1.34%) EMC VNX
13 56 (1.31%) Fat Client
13 56 (1.31%) Thin Client
14 50 (1.17%) Public Cloud
15 46 (1.08%) PKI
16 44 (1.03%) iPhone
17 38 (0.89%) Client/Server
18 34 (0.80%) User Experience
19 33 (0.77%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 4262 (100.00%) Windows
2 2963 (69.52%) Windows Server
3 2794 (65.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1129 (26.49%) Windows 7
5 1059 (24.85%) Windows 10
6 644 (15.11%) Linux
7 607 (14.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 481 (11.29%) Windows 8
9 226 (5.30%) Windows XP
10 188 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 119 (2.79%) Unix
12 112 (2.63%) CentOS
13 104 (2.44%) Mac OS X
14 89 (2.09%) Android
15 57 (1.34%) Apple iOS
16 55 (1.29%) Mac OS
16 55 (1.29%) Windows Vista
17 52 (1.22%) Ubuntu
18 27 (0.63%) Solaris
18 27 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1024 (24.03%) ITIL
2 234 (5.49%) Migration
3 206 (4.83%) Service Delivery
4 201 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery
5 170 (3.99%) Project Management
6 165 (3.87%) Agile Software Development
7 163 (3.82%) Mentoring
8 161 (3.78%) High Availability
9 151 (3.54%) Problem Management
10 146 (3.43%) Time Management
11 145 (3.40%) DevOps
12 139 (3.26%) ITIL V3
13 138 (3.24%) Configuration Management
14 136 (3.19%) Service Management
15 129 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
16 127 (2.98%) CRM
17 119 (2.79%) Change Management
18 113 (2.65%) Load Balancing
19 107 (2.51%) Kalman Filter
20 106 (2.49%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 831 (19.50%) SQL
2 794 (18.63%) PowerShell
3 136 (3.19%) C#
4 111 (2.60%) T-SQL
5 104 (2.44%) JavaScript
6 72 (1.69%) VBScript
7 69 (1.62%) Java
8 64 (1.50%) Python
9 59 (1.38%) VB
10 54 (1.27%) C
11 52 (1.22%) Bash Shell
11 52 (1.22%) Perl
12 43 (1.01%) PHP
13 36 (0.84%) VBA
14 35 (0.82%) Shell Script
15 14 (0.33%) C++
16 13 (0.31%) Ruby
17 9 (0.21%) AWK
17 9 (0.21%) sed
18 8 (0.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 830 (19.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 601 (14.10%) MCSE
3 408 (9.57%) Cisco Certification
4 370 (8.68%) Degree
5 339 (7.95%) CCNA
6 304 (7.13%) MCSA
7 241 (5.65%) MCP
8 230 (5.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 171 (4.01%) Security Cleared
10 152 (3.57%) MCITP
11 130 (3.05%) CCNP
12 111 (2.60%) Citrix Certification
13 106 (2.49%) SC Cleared
14 83 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
15 78 (1.83%) DBS Check
16 75 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
17 63 (1.48%) MCTS
18 62 (1.45%) A+ Certification
19 61 (1.43%) CCA
20 45 (1.06%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 300 (7.04%) SLA
2 76 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 58 (1.36%) PCI DSS
4 40 (0.94%) QA
5 20 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 19 (0.45%) PMO
7 14 (0.33%) GDPR
8 9 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.094%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.047%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.047%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.047%) GCP
11 1 (0.023%) COBIT
11 1 (0.023%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.023%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.023%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 2766 (64.90%) Active Directory
2 1329 (31.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1166 (27.36%) Hyper-V
4 498 (11.68%) vSphere
5 490 (11.50%) VMware ESXi
6 416 (9.76%) XenApp
7 248 (5.82%) XenDesktop
8 134 (3.14%) Terminal Services
9 119 (2.79%) Microsoft App-V
10 108 (2.53%) XenServer
11 94 (2.21%) Virtual Servers
12 81 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
13 56 (1.31%) DFS Replication
14 52 (1.22%) VirtualBox
15 45 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
16 37 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
17 36 (0.84%) VMware Server
18 35 (0.82%) NFS
19 33 (0.77%) Docker
20 31 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 688 (16.14%) SCCM
2 300 (7.04%) SCOM
3 185 (4.34%) Backup Exec
4 168 (3.94%) WSUS
5 134 (3.14%) vCenter Server
6 90 (2.11%) Microsoft Clustering
7 74 (1.74%) Puppet
8 67 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
9 54 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
10 49 (1.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 47 (1.10%) SCVMM
12 36 (0.84%) AirWatch
13 35 (0.82%) SCOrch
14 34 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
14 34 (0.80%) vMotion
15 33 (0.77%) Ansible
16 32 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
17 30 (0.70%) Simpana
18 29 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 28 (0.66%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2515 (59.01%) Microsoft
2 2392 (56.12%) VMware
3 1092 (25.62%) Cisco
4 896 (21.02%) Citrix
5 509 (11.94%) HP
6 242 (5.68%) Veeam
7 235 (5.51%) Dell
8 233 (5.47%) NetApp
9 208 (4.88%) Red Hat
10 187 (4.39%) Symantec
11 158 (3.71%) EMC
12 155 (3.64%) Oracle
13 125 (2.93%) Juniper
14 106 (2.49%) Apple
15 99 (2.32%) Google
16 92 (2.16%) McAfee
17 91 (2.14%) Avaya
18 83 (1.95%) CommVault
18 83 (1.95%) F5
19 81 (1.90%) SonicWALL