Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 187 147 122
Rank change year-on-year -40 -25 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 2,743 4,072 4,576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.83% 2.32% 2.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.91% 9.62% 10.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2,357 3,486 4,066
UK median annual salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,125 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +9.19% -2.86% -

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 34,669 42,325 42,425
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.19% 24.17% 24.15%
Number of salaries quoted 27,829 34,758 35,744
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% -
10th Percentile £25,975 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £78,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% -2.50%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 -30 2,597 £38,000 +2.70% 483
UK excluding London -32 1,789 £37,125 +9.19% 376
London -47 895 £45,000 - 129
South East -40 500 £37,500 +15.38% 80
North of England -35 432 £35,000 +7.69% 125
Midlands +24 329 £35,500 +1.43% 61
East of England +40 257 £35,000 -2.78% 29
North West -27 204 £35,000 +12.90% 62
West Midlands +25 192 £39,000 +11.43% 37
Yorkshire -25 178 £35,000 - 52
South West -72 173 £37,500 +15.38% 59
East Midlands +29 137 £32,500 - 23
North East -8 51 £49,741 +53.05% 11
Scotland -40 50 £50,000 +25.00% 12
Wales -29 38 £37,000 +17.46% 7
Channel Islands +1 8 £34,250 +5.38%
Northern Ireland -16 6 £37,500 +29.31% 3
Isle of Man - 3 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 2,743 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,073 (75.57%) Windows Server
3 1,941 (70.76%) Active Directory
4 1,784 (65.04%) Microsoft
5 1,588 (57.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 1,538 (56.07%) VMware
7 1,271 (46.34%) Office 365
8 986 (35.95%) VMware Infrastructure
9 865 (31.53%) DNS
10 860 (31.35%) Microsoft Azure
11 824 (30.04%) Firewall
12 823 (30.00%) Windows 10
13 777 (28.33%) Hyper-V
14 761 (27.74%) Windows 7
14 761 (27.74%) DHCP
15 752 (27.42%) MS Exchange
16 661 (24.10%) ITIL
17 658 (23.99%) Microsoft Certification
18 641 (23.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 617 (22.49%) Cisco
20 591 (21.55%) PowerShell
21 590 (21.51%) SQL Server
22 562 (20.49%) Citrix
23 537 (19.58%) SCCM
24 525 (19.14%) Microsoft Office
25 521 (18.99%) Linux
26 476 (17.35%) TCP/IP
27 448 (16.33%) WAN
28 432 (15.75%) LAN
29 431 (15.71%) SQL

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
1 752 (27.42%) MS Exchange
2 324 (11.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 312 (11.37%) SharePoint
4 264 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 178 (6.49%) Skype for Business
6 176 (6.42%) IIS
7 79 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2007
8 31 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 28 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
10 27 (0.98%) IBM Notes
11 25 (0.91%) Tomcat
12 24 (0.87%) CMS
13 23 (0.84%) Apache
13 23 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
14 19 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 17 (0.62%) WebLogic
16 15 (0.55%) nginx
17 14 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
18 6 (0.22%) Commerce Server
18 6 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 525 (19.14%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (1.46%) MS Visio
3 29 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
4 27 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.18%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.073%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.073%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.036%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 52 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.073%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.073%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.073%) Rolfe and Nolan
4 2 (0.073%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.073%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.036%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.036%) Magento
5 1 (0.036%) Sage 300 ERP
5 1 (0.036%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.036%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.036%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,271 (46.34%) Office 365
2 860 (31.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 356 (12.98%) Amazon AWS
4 74 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 73 (2.66%) Mimecast
6 71 (2.59%) IaaS
7 61 (2.22%) SaaS
8 49 (1.79%) PaaS
9 32 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
10 31 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
11 29 (1.06%) OneDrive
12 24 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
13 18 (0.66%) GitHub
14 12 (0.44%) G Suite
15 10 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
16 8 (0.29%) Amazon S3
16 8 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 6 (0.22%) iTunes
18 5 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
19 3 (0.11%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 865 (31.53%) DNS
2 824 (30.04%) Firewall
3 761 (27.74%) DHCP
4 476 (17.35%) TCP/IP
5 448 (16.33%) WAN
6 432 (15.75%) LAN
7 382 (13.93%) SAN
8 285 (10.39%) VPN
9 261 (9.52%) VLAN
10 199 (7.25%) VoIP
11 149 (5.43%) Skype
12 125 (4.56%) Network Security
13 119 (4.34%) Internet
14 118 (4.30%) Remote Desktop
15 115 (4.19%) Wireless
16 103 (3.76%) Wi-Fi
17 82 (2.99%) NAS
18 78 (2.84%) iSCSI
18 78 (2.84%) NetScaler
19 65 (2.37%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 590 (21.51%) SQL Server
2 126 (4.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 95 (3.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 80 (2.92%) SQL Server 2016
5 70 (2.55%) SQL Server 2014
6 44 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 43 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 39 (1.42%) MySQL
9 37 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
10 33 (1.20%) Relational Database
11 28 (1.02%) NoSQL
12 25 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
13 23 (0.84%) Oracle Database
14 22 (0.80%) MongoDB
15 20 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 16 (0.58%) Power BI
17 13 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
18 11 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
18 11 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
18 11 (0.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 41 (1.49%) Jenkins
2 22 (0.80%) JIRA
3 19 (0.69%) WinDbg
4 18 (0.66%) Visual Studio
5 17 (0.62%) Git (software)
6 14 (0.51%) Redmine
6 14 (0.51%) Trac
7 12 (0.44%) MSI
8 11 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (0.26%) Hudson
10 7 (0.26%) Subversion
10 7 (0.26%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
11 6 (0.22%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.15%) Ant
12 4 (0.15%) InstallShield
12 4 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 3 (0.11%) Maven
13 3 (0.11%) Toad
General
1 388 (14.15%) Finance
2 108 (3.94%) Retail
3 79 (2.88%) Legal
4 64 (2.33%) Banking
5 63 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 43 (1.57%) Law
7 32 (1.17%) Games
8 31 (1.13%) Manufacturing
9 28 (1.02%) Marketing
10 22 (0.80%) Financial Institution
11 20 (0.73%) Advertising
11 20 (0.73%) Aerospace
11 20 (0.73%) Electronics
12 17 (0.62%) Publishing
13 15 (0.55%) Investment Banking
14 14 (0.51%) Billing
15 13 (0.47%) Military
16 7 (0.26%) French Language
17 6 (0.22%) Automotive
17 6 (0.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 542 (19.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 526 (19.18%) Support Engineer
3 476 (17.35%) Analyst
4 332 (12.10%) IT Support
5 269 (9.81%) IT Engineer
6 254 (9.26%) Support Analyst
7 242 (8.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 208 (7.58%) 2nd Line Support
9 206 (7.51%) 3rd Line Support
10 167 (6.09%) Windows Engineer
11 166 (6.05%) Administrator
11 166 (6.05%) IT Support Engineer
12 155 (5.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 152 (5.54%) Server Engineer
14 151 (5.50%) Infrastructure Support
15 149 (5.43%) IT Analyst
16 123 (4.48%) Systems Engineer
17 119 (4.34%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 119 (4.34%) Systems Administrator
18 116 (4.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (3.39%) Web Services
2 61 (2.22%) .NET
3 28 (1.02%) Software Packaging
4 27 (0.98%) HTML
5 26 (0.95%) CSS
6 25 (0.91%) XML
7 23 (0.84%) SOAP
8 20 (0.73%) WSH
9 19 (0.69%) LDAP
10 15 (0.55%) J2EE
11 13 (0.47%) ASP.NET
12 12 (0.44%) RabbitMQ
13 11 (0.40%) jQuery
13 11 (0.40%) JSON
14 10 (0.36%) Node.js
15 9 (0.33%) AngularJS
15 9 (0.33%) COM
16 8 (0.29%) ADSI
16 8 (0.29%) DCOM
16 8 (0.29%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 331 (12.07%) Data Centre
2 178 (6.49%) Clustering
3 169 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
4 141 (5.14%) PKI
5 129 (4.70%) Self-Motivation
6 98 (3.57%) Management Information System
7 94 (3.43%) Replication
8 63 (2.30%) iPhone
9 55 (2.01%) Public Cloud
10 50 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
11 49 (1.79%) Driving Licence
12 45 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
13 41 (1.49%) Fat Client
13 41 (1.49%) Thin Client
14 36 (1.31%) Fintech
15 34 (1.24%) iPad
16 33 (1.20%) Blackberry
17 29 (1.06%) User Experience
18 27 (0.98%) CMDB
19 22 (0.80%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2,743 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,073 (75.57%) Windows Server
3 1,588 (57.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 823 (30.00%) Windows 10
5 761 (27.74%) Windows 7
6 521 (18.99%) Linux
7 327 (11.92%) Windows 8
8 317 (11.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 129 (4.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 82 (2.99%) Unix
11 79 (2.88%) CentOS
12 73 (2.66%) Apple iOS
13 67 (2.44%) Mac OS X
14 63 (2.30%) Android
14 63 (2.30%) Windows XP
15 57 (2.08%) Ubuntu
16 39 (1.42%) AIX
17 33 (1.20%) Mac OS
18 16 (0.58%) Debian
18 16 (0.58%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 661 (24.10%) ITIL
2 641 (23.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 331 (12.07%) Problem-Solving
4 240 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
5 211 (7.69%) Migration
6 190 (6.93%) Disaster Recovery
7 166 (6.05%) Mentoring
8 157 (5.72%) DevOps
9 155 (5.65%) Service Management
10 148 (5.40%) Patch Management
11 140 (5.10%) Change Management
12 132 (4.81%) Project Management
13 122 (4.45%) High Availability
14 121 (4.41%) Incident Management
15 117 (4.27%) Presales
16 106 (3.86%) ITIL V3
16 106 (3.86%) Problem Management
17 98 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
17 98 (3.57%) Service Delivery
18 97 (3.54%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 591 (21.55%) PowerShell
2 431 (15.71%) SQL
3 89 (3.24%) VBScript
4 66 (2.41%) Python
5 65 (2.37%) T-SQL
6 58 (2.11%) JavaScript
7 55 (2.01%) VB
8 53 (1.93%) Bash Shell
9 47 (1.71%) C
10 41 (1.49%) C#
11 30 (1.09%) Java
11 30 (1.09%) Shell Script
12 28 (1.02%) PHP
13 26 (0.95%) C++
14 17 (0.62%) Perl
15 15 (0.55%) Ruby
16 12 (0.44%) PL/SQL
17 11 (0.40%) VB.NET
18 8 (0.29%) MUMPS
18 8 (0.29%) VB6
Qualifications
1 658 (23.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 424 (15.46%) MCSE
3 259 (9.44%) MCSA
4 211 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 194 (7.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 190 (6.93%) MCP
7 187 (6.82%) CCNA
8 183 (6.67%) Degree
9 155 (5.65%) Security Cleared
10 105 (3.83%) MCITP
11 90 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
12 83 (3.03%) SC Cleared
13 52 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
14 50 (1.82%) CCNP
15 40 (1.46%) DV Cleared
16 34 (1.24%) Citrix Certification
17 30 (1.09%) VCP6
18 28 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 27 (0.98%) MCTS
20 22 (0.80%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 242 (8.82%) SLA
2 49 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (1.68%) GDPR
4 23 (0.84%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.73%) QA
6 14 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
7 13 (0.47%) PMO
8 7 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.15%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.15%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.073%) COBIT
10 2 (0.073%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.036%) IASME
11 1 (0.036%) ISO 15022
11 1 (0.036%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.036%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1,941 (70.76%) Active Directory
2 986 (35.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 777 (28.33%) Hyper-V
4 298 (10.86%) VMware ESXi
5 264 (9.62%) vSphere
6 184 (6.71%) XenApp
7 138 (5.03%) XenDesktop
8 85 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
9 81 (2.95%) Virtual Servers
10 68 (2.48%) Docker
11 62 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
12 51 (1.86%) VMware Workstation
13 47 (1.71%) BitLocker
14 39 (1.42%) Virtual Desktop
15 37 (1.35%) Terminal Services
16 34 (1.24%) NFS
17 25 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 21 (0.77%) Firmware
19 19 (0.69%) DFS Replication
20 17 (0.62%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 537 (19.58%) SCCM
2 223 (8.13%) SCOM
3 149 (5.43%) Backup Exec
4 120 (4.37%) WSUS
5 94 (3.43%) vCenter Server
6 66 (2.41%) Microsoft Clustering
7 58 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
8 56 (2.04%) SCOrch
9 50 (1.82%) SCVMM
10 48 (1.75%) vRealize
11 47 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
12 41 (1.49%) Failover Clustering
13 39 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
14 33 (1.20%) Puppet
15 32 (1.17%) NetBackup
16 31 (1.13%) Nagios
17 26 (0.95%) Ansible
18 24 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
19 23 (0.84%) AirWatch
20 22 (0.80%) vMotion
Vendors
1 1,784 (65.04%) Microsoft
2 1,538 (56.07%) VMware
3 617 (22.49%) Cisco
4 562 (20.49%) Citrix
5 305 (11.12%) HP
6 173 (6.31%) Veeam
7 169 (6.16%) NetApp
8 161 (5.87%) Dell
9 146 (5.32%) Red Hat
10 122 (4.45%) Symantec
11 111 (4.05%) EMC
12 105 (3.83%) Avaya
13 103 (3.76%) Oracle
14 93 (3.39%) Apple
15 87 (3.17%) Veritas
16 85 (3.10%) IBM
17 76 (2.77%) McAfee
18 71 (2.59%) SolarWinds
19 63 (2.30%) Ivanti
20 59 (2.15%) SonicWALL