Period
to 26 June 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 26 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 193 168 126
Rank change year-on-year -25 -42 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 2,615 3,538 4,482
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.81% 2.03% 2.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.91% 8.73% 10.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2,232 2,892 4,027
UK median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +10.29% -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 33,063 40,515 42,382
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.89% 23.22% 24.41%
Number of salaries quoted 26,263 32,716 35,268
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +2.27%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £73,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - -

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 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 -27 2,467 £40,000 +9.59% 75
UK excluding London -10 1,822 £37,500 +10.29% 72
London -46 740 £45,000 - 11
South East +3 549 £40,000 +17.65% 15
North of England -2 471 £37,500 +15.38% 20
South West +13 293 £40,000 +23.08% 7
Midlands -16 243 £34,500 +6.15% 16
North West +14 237 £38,000 +16.92% 9
Yorkshire -9 208 £35,000 - 11
East of England +9 168 £38,500 +2.67% 6
West Midlands -20 159 £34,500 +7.81% 12
East Midlands +5 84 £35,000 - 3
Scotland +18 72 £47,500 +35.71% 8
North East +24 27 £35,000 +16.67%
Wales -14 19 £42,500 +27.82%
Channel Islands +10 6 £30,000 +1.69%
Northern Ireland -39 5 £37,500 +15.38%

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 2,615 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,007 (76.75%) Windows Server
3 1,892 (72.35%) Active Directory
4 1,635 (62.52%) Microsoft
5 1,431 (54.72%) VMware
6 1,317 (50.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,246 (47.65%) Office 365
8 912 (34.88%) VMware Infrastructure
9 857 (32.77%) DNS
10 852 (32.58%) Microsoft Azure
11 825 (31.55%) Hyper-V
12 796 (30.44%) Firewall
13 772 (29.52%) DHCP
14 747 (28.57%) MS Exchange
15 745 (28.49%) Windows 10
16 728 (27.84%) Cisco
17 680 (26.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 661 (25.28%) Windows 7
19 654 (25.01%) ITIL
20 610 (23.33%) PowerShell
21 563 (21.53%) Microsoft Office
22 549 (20.99%) Microsoft Certification
23 540 (20.65%) SQL Server
24 511 (19.54%) Linux
25 507 (19.39%) WAN
26 501 (19.16%) SCCM
27 475 (18.16%) Citrix
27 475 (18.16%) TCP/IP
28 455 (17.40%) LAN
29 445 (17.02%) 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
1 747 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 346 (13.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 337 (12.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 283 (10.82%) SharePoint
5 216 (8.26%) IIS
6 155 (5.93%) Skype for Business
7 52 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2007
8 44 (1.68%) Apache
9 40 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
10 39 (1.49%) Tomcat
11 24 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
12 21 (0.80%) CMS
13 20 (0.76%) IBM Notes
14 19 (0.73%) WebSphere
15 13 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
16 11 (0.42%) Confluence
17 9 (0.34%) SAS
18 8 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 8 (0.31%) IBM HTTP Server
18 8 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 563 (21.53%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 28 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
5 19 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.15%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.038%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 36 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.27%) Exchequer
2 7 (0.27%) Q-Pulse
2 7 (0.27%) Sage CRM
3 6 (0.23%) Temenos T24
4 4 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.15%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.076%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.076%) Sage 300 ERP
6 1 (0.038%) Magento
6 1 (0.038%) Pegasus Opera
6 1 (0.038%) Rolfe and Nolan
6 1 (0.038%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.038%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1,246 (47.65%) Office 365
2 852 (32.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 303 (11.59%) Amazon AWS
4 101 (3.86%) IaaS
5 76 (2.91%) Azure Active Directory
6 64 (2.45%) PaaS
7 44 (1.68%) SaaS
8 37 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
9 36 (1.38%) OneDrive
10 30 (1.15%) Mimecast
11 18 (0.69%) Power Platform
12 17 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
13 16 (0.61%) Azure Stack
13 16 (0.61%) IBM Cloud
13 16 (0.61%) SoftLayer
14 11 (0.42%) G Suite
15 9 (0.34%) OpenShift
16 8 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (0.31%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 8 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 857 (32.77%) DNS
2 796 (30.44%) Firewall
3 772 (29.52%) DHCP
4 507 (19.39%) WAN
5 475 (18.16%) TCP/IP
6 455 (17.40%) LAN
7 362 (13.84%) SAN
8 290 (11.09%) VPN
9 213 (8.15%) VLAN
10 185 (7.07%) VoIP
11 147 (5.62%) Skype
12 141 (5.39%) Wireless
13 128 (4.89%) Network Security
14 119 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
15 113 (4.32%) Internet
16 100 (3.82%) Wi-Fi
17 86 (3.29%) Cisco ASA
18 82 (3.14%) NAS
19 77 (2.94%) MPLS
20 72 (2.75%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 540 (20.65%) SQL Server
2 132 (5.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 96 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 72 (2.75%) SQL Server 2014
5 64 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 59 (2.26%) SQL Server 2016
7 46 (1.76%) Relational Database
8 36 (1.38%) MySQL
9 31 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 29 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
11 22 (0.84%) NoSQL
11 22 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
12 17 (0.65%) Oracle Database
13 16 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
13 16 (0.61%) Power BI
14 14 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
14 14 (0.54%) MongoDB
14 14 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
15 13 (0.50%) SQL Server 2017
16 11 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 49 (1.87%) Git (software)
2 34 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
3 29 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
4 25 (0.96%) Jenkins
5 22 (0.84%) Visual Studio
6 20 (0.76%) JIRA
6 20 (0.76%) TeamCity
7 18 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 17 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (0.57%) Maven
10 12 (0.46%) Bitbucket
11 11 (0.42%) Cucumber
11 11 (0.42%) Selenium
12 10 (0.38%) MSI
12 10 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
13 8 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
13 8 (0.31%) Subversion
14 5 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 4 (0.15%) InstallShield
15 4 (0.15%) WinDbg
General
1 337 (12.89%) Finance
2 106 (4.05%) Retail
3 74 (2.83%) Law
4 66 (2.52%) Legal
5 65 (2.49%) Telecoms
6 43 (1.64%) Banking
7 39 (1.49%) Marketing
8 38 (1.45%) Aerospace
9 28 (1.07%) Manufacturing
10 25 (0.96%) Financial Institution
11 17 (0.65%) Back Office
12 15 (0.57%) Military
13 10 (0.38%) Automotive
14 8 (0.31%) Front Office
14 8 (0.31%) Games
15 5 (0.19%) Online Betting
15 5 (0.19%) Publishing
16 4 (0.15%) Advertising
16 4 (0.15%) Electronics
16 4 (0.15%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 556 (21.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 500 (19.12%) Analyst
3 423 (16.18%) Support Engineer
4 333 (12.73%) IT Support
5 320 (12.24%) IT Engineer
6 234 (8.95%) Support Analyst
7 221 (8.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 178 (6.81%) 3rd Line Support
9 174 (6.65%) 2nd Line Support
10 169 (6.46%) IT Support Engineer
11 144 (5.51%) IT Analyst
12 140 (5.35%) Windows Engineer
13 136 (5.20%) Administrator
14 126 (4.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 120 (4.59%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 116 (4.44%) Infrastructure Support
17 114 (4.36%) Systems Engineer
18 104 (3.98%) Systems Administrator
19 100 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
20 97 (3.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (2.87%) Web Services
2 56 (2.14%) .NET
3 21 (0.80%) HTML
4 20 (0.76%) CSS
5 19 (0.73%) 802.1X
5 19 (0.73%) SOAP
6 18 (0.69%) RESTful
7 17 (0.65%) Software Packaging
8 16 (0.61%) ASP.NET
9 13 (0.50%) HTML5
9 13 (0.50%) Spring
10 11 (0.42%) .NET Framework
10 11 (0.42%) LDAP
10 11 (0.42%) WSH
11 9 (0.34%) XML
12 8 (0.31%) JSON
13 7 (0.27%) AngularJS
13 7 (0.27%) jQuery
13 7 (0.27%) REST
14 6 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 231 (8.83%) Data Centre
2 169 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
3 148 (5.66%) Self-Motivation
4 123 (4.70%) Management Information System
5 117 (4.47%) PKI
6 102 (3.90%) Replication
7 101 (3.86%) Clustering
8 74 (2.83%) Driving Licence
9 70 (2.68%) iPhone
10 60 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
11 49 (1.87%) iPad
12 48 (1.84%) Fat Client
12 48 (1.84%) Thin Client
13 42 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
14 40 (1.53%) Public Cloud
15 39 (1.49%) CMDB
16 34 (1.30%) User Experience
17 31 (1.19%) Blackberry
18 30 (1.15%) Smartphone
19 21 (0.80%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2,615 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,007 (76.75%) Windows Server
3 1,317 (50.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 745 (28.49%) Windows 10
5 661 (25.28%) Windows 7
6 511 (19.54%) Linux
7 284 (10.86%) Windows 8
8 233 (8.91%) Windows Server 2003
9 80 (3.06%) Unix
10 74 (2.83%) CentOS
11 66 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 60 (2.29%) Android
13 56 (2.14%) Ubuntu
14 51 (1.95%) Apple iOS
15 48 (1.84%) Windows XP
16 34 (1.30%) Mac OS
16 34 (1.30%) Mac OS X
17 32 (1.22%) AIX
18 17 (0.65%) Windows Vista
19 15 (0.57%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 680 (26.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 654 (25.01%) ITIL
3 342 (13.08%) Problem-Solving
4 218 (8.34%) Migration
5 178 (6.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 154 (5.89%) Mentoring
7 137 (5.24%) Agile Software Development
8 132 (5.05%) Project Management
9 123 (4.70%) ITIL V3
10 114 (4.36%) DevOps
11 113 (4.32%) Service Management
12 108 (4.13%) Patch Management
13 105 (4.02%) High Availability
14 103 (3.94%) Data Protection
14 103 (3.94%) Server Management
15 101 (3.86%) Presales
16 99 (3.79%) Time Management
17 97 (3.71%) Service Delivery
18 93 (3.56%) Incident Management
19 87 (3.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 610 (23.33%) PowerShell
2 445 (17.02%) SQL
3 91 (3.48%) T-SQL
4 63 (2.41%) Python
5 55 (2.10%) C#
6 52 (1.99%) VBScript
7 43 (1.64%) C
8 42 (1.61%) Shell Script
9 41 (1.57%) Bash Shell
10 32 (1.22%) Java
11 24 (0.92%) JavaScript
12 21 (0.80%) Perl
13 19 (0.73%) VB
14 14 (0.54%) PL/SQL
14 14 (0.54%) Ruby
15 13 (0.50%) C++
16 7 (0.27%) PHP
16 7 (0.27%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.27%) VBA
17 4 (0.15%) Ada
Qualifications
1 549 (20.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 337 (12.89%) MCSE
3 245 (9.37%) MCSA
4 218 (8.34%) Cisco Certification
5 215 (8.22%) Security Cleared
6 191 (7.30%) CCNA
7 178 (6.81%) Degree
8 138 (5.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 117 (4.47%) MCP
10 106 (4.05%) MCITP
11 94 (3.59%) SC Cleared
12 91 (3.48%) DV Cleared
13 71 (2.72%) ITIL Certification
14 70 (2.68%) CCNP
15 40 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
16 33 (1.26%) A+ Certification
16 33 (1.26%) CISSP
17 27 (1.03%) VCP6
18 25 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
19 23 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (7.00%) SLA
2 50 (1.91%) GDPR
2 50 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (1.49%) PCI DSS
4 30 (1.15%) QA
5 17 (0.65%) COBIT
6 16 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
7 11 (0.42%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.31%) ISO 22301
8 8 (0.31%) PMO
9 6 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.076%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.038%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.038%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.038%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,892 (72.35%) Active Directory
2 912 (34.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 825 (31.55%) Hyper-V
4 276 (10.55%) VMware ESXi
4 276 (10.55%) vSphere
5 184 (7.04%) XenApp
6 113 (4.32%) XenDesktop
7 77 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
8 72 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
9 51 (1.95%) Virtual Desktop
10 47 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
11 40 (1.53%) Docker
11 40 (1.53%) Terminal Services
12 35 (1.34%) DFS Replication
13 34 (1.30%) VMware NSX
14 31 (1.19%) BitLocker
15 28 (1.07%) VMware Workstation
16 21 (0.80%) NFS
17 17 (0.65%) Firmware
17 17 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 501 (19.16%) SCCM
2 211 (8.07%) SCOM
3 150 (5.74%) WSUS
4 122 (4.67%) Backup Exec
5 66 (2.52%) vCenter Server
6 64 (2.45%) Puppet
7 59 (2.26%) SCVMM
8 56 (2.14%) vRealize
9 54 (2.07%) Ansible
9 54 (2.07%) Microsoft Intune
10 51 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
11 45 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
12 36 (1.38%) SCOrch
13 31 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
14 26 (0.99%) Kubernetes
15 24 (0.92%) NetBackup
16 23 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 22 (0.84%) Failover Clustering
18 21 (0.80%) Nagios
19 18 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1,635 (62.52%) Microsoft
2 1,431 (54.72%) VMware
3 728 (27.84%) Cisco
4 475 (18.16%) Citrix
5 266 (10.17%) HP
6 186 (7.11%) Veeam
7 159 (6.08%) Dell
8 121 (4.63%) NetApp
9 113 (4.32%) Apple
10 111 (4.24%) Symantec
11 107 (4.09%) Red Hat
12 98 (3.75%) Oracle
13 92 (3.52%) IBM
14 83 (3.17%) Avaya
15 82 (3.14%) SolarWinds
16 79 (3.02%) EMC
17 68 (2.60%) Meraki
18 67 (2.56%) McAfee
19 51 (1.95%) CheckPoint
19 51 (1.95%) CommVault