Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 349 224 199
Rank change year-on-year -125 -25 -19
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 999 1,062 2,697
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 1.54% 1.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.84% 7.26% 8.18%
Number of salaries quoted 850 884 2,290
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £24,000
25th Percentile £28,625 £31,250 £29,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% +8.97% +8.33%
75th Percentile £48,750 £54,813 £50,000
90th Percentile £61,938 £70,000 £61,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 20,660 14,636 32,976
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.30% 21.21% 22.90%
Number of salaries quoted 15,047 12,075 26,419
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +8.43% +2.47%

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 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 2021. 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 -119 907 £40,000 -5.88% 241
UK excluding London -55 799 £37,500 - 197
South East -68 230 £40,000 +5.26% 47
London -232 182 £46,500 -11.43% 57
North of England -47 176 £40,000 +8.11% 42
Work from Home -154 152 £42,500 -5.56% 17
Midlands -42 130 £32,500 -7.14% 31
South West -60 101 £34,410 +1.20% 34
North West -41 89 £40,000 -20.00% 19
East of England -22 85 £40,000 -3.03% 30
West Midlands -28 77 £32,500 -2.99% 20
Yorkshire -60 62 £36,500 +4.29% 19
Scotland -62 61 £28,000 -20.00% 10
East Midlands -39 53 £34,500 -4.83% 11
North East -30 25 £46,750 +64.04% 4
Wales -26 15 £30,000 -8.40% 3
Isle of Man - 1 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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.

1 999 (100.00%) Windows
2 748 (74.87%) Windows Server
3 705 (70.57%) Active Directory
4 696 (69.67%) Microsoft
5 590 (59.06%) Microsoft 365
6 510 (51.05%) VMware
7 488 (48.85%) Azure
8 485 (48.55%) Windows Server 2016
9 379 (37.94%) Windows 10
10 377 (37.74%) Windows Server 2019
11 376 (37.64%) Firewall
12 343 (34.33%) DNS
13 337 (33.73%) VMware Infrastructure
14 296 (29.63%) DHCP
15 285 (28.53%) Windows Server 2008
16 282 (28.23%) PowerShell
17 270 (27.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 259 (25.93%) Hyper-V
19 242 (24.22%) Cisco
20 214 (21.42%) MS Exchange
21 211 (21.12%) ITIL
22 208 (20.82%) Social Skills
23 204 (20.42%) SQL Server
24 202 (20.22%) Microsoft Office
25 198 (19.82%) Citrix
26 190 (19.02%) SQL
27 178 (17.82%) VPN
28 172 (17.22%) TCP/IP
29 163 (16.32%) LAN
30 159 (15.92%) WAN

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
1 214 (21.42%) MS Exchange
2 141 (14.11%) SharePoint
3 84 (8.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 68 (6.81%) IIS
5 57 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2007
7 22 (2.20%) Skype for Business
8 20 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 18 (1.80%) Confluence
10 16 (1.60%) nginx
11 12 (1.20%) CMS
12 9 (0.90%) WordPress
13 7 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (0.70%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
14 6 (0.60%) Umbraco
15 5 (0.50%) Apache
15 5 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
15 5 (0.50%) SAS
16 2 (0.20%) Site Server
Applications
1 202 (20.22%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (0.90%) SAP Business One
2 8 (0.80%) Sage 200
3 5 (0.50%) Unica
4 4 (0.40%) FastStats
5 3 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.30%) Magento
5 3 (0.30%) Sage 300 ERP
5 3 (0.30%) Sage CRM
6 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.20%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.10%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 590 (59.06%) Microsoft 365
2 488 (48.85%) Azure
3 143 (14.31%) Azure Active Directory
4 136 (13.61%) AWS
5 51 (5.11%) IaaS
5 51 (5.11%) SaaS
6 35 (3.50%) PaaS
7 32 (3.20%) Mimecast
8 18 (1.80%) Power Platform
9 15 (1.50%) Google Workspace
9 15 (1.50%) OneDrive
10 12 (1.20%) Azure Logic Apps
11 11 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
12 8 (0.80%) Azure Event Grid
13 7 (0.70%) Azure Storage
13 7 (0.70%) GitHub
14 6 (0.60%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.50%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 376 (37.64%) Firewall
2 343 (34.33%) DNS
3 296 (29.63%) DHCP
4 178 (17.82%) VPN
5 172 (17.22%) TCP/IP
6 163 (16.32%) LAN
7 159 (15.92%) WAN
8 128 (12.81%) SAN
9 111 (11.11%) VLAN
10 88 (8.81%) VoIP
11 63 (6.31%) Wireless
12 62 (6.21%) Remote Desktop
13 49 (4.90%) Wi-Fi
14 44 (4.40%) Internet
15 36 (3.60%) NAS
16 28 (2.80%) Skype
17 27 (2.70%) MPLS
18 22 (2.20%) SSL
19 21 (2.10%) iSCSI
19 21 (2.10%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (20.42%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 34 (3.40%) MongoDB
4 30 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 15 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
7 14 (1.40%) NoSQL
7 14 (1.40%) Redis
7 14 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (1.20%) Oracle Database
9 10 (1.00%) MySQL
10 8 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.50%) MS Access
12 5 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
14 3 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
14 3 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (0.30%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 25 (2.50%) JIRA
2 18 (1.80%) Git (software)
3 17 (1.70%) Visual Studio
4 14 (1.40%) Moq
5 13 (1.30%) Jenkins
5 13 (1.30%) NUnit
6 8 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 7 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 7 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.30%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.30%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.20%) AdminStudio
10 2 (0.20%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.20%) Gradle
10 2 (0.20%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.20%) Maven
10 2 (0.20%) MSI
11 1 (0.10%) Hudson
General
1 208 (20.82%) Social Skills
2 117 (11.71%) Finance
3 69 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (4.50%) Legal
5 42 (4.20%) Manufacturing
6 37 (3.70%) Retail
7 36 (3.60%) Public Sector
8 30 (3.00%) Telecoms
9 25 (2.50%) Marketing
10 20 (2.00%) Organisational Skills
11 18 (1.80%) Law
12 16 (1.60%) Banking
13 12 (1.20%) Automotive
14 10 (1.00%) Documentation Skills
14 10 (1.00%) Presentation Skills
15 9 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.80%) Games
17 7 (0.70%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.50%) Billing
18 5 (0.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 215 (21.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 135 (13.51%) Support Engineer
3 128 (12.81%) IT Engineer
4 116 (11.61%) IT Support
5 112 (11.21%) Analyst
6 104 (10.41%) Administrator
7 77 (7.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 70 (7.01%) Windows Engineer
9 69 (6.91%) Server Engineer
10 63 (6.31%) Systems Administrator
11 58 (5.81%) 2nd Line Support
12 56 (5.61%) Support Analyst
13 50 (5.01%) Azure Engineer
13 50 (5.01%) Systems Engineer
14 48 (4.80%) 3rd Line Support
15 43 (4.30%) IT Support Engineer
16 42 (4.20%) IT Manager
17 38 (3.80%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
17 38 (3.80%) IT Analyst
17 38 (3.80%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.00%) .NET
2 27 (2.70%) Web Services
3 23 (2.30%) ASP.NET
4 14 (1.40%) HTML
4 14 (1.40%) RabbitMQ
5 13 (1.30%) LDAP
6 12 (1.20%) CSS
7 11 (1.10%) JSON
8 9 (0.90%) .NET Framework
8 9 (0.90%) jQuery
9 7 (0.70%) Ajax
9 7 (0.70%) Entity Framework
9 7 (0.70%) Java EE
9 7 (0.70%) Middleware
9 7 (0.70%) WSH
9 7 (0.70%) XML
9 7 (0.70%) XSLT
10 6 (0.60%) .NET Core
10 6 (0.60%) Classic ASP
10 6 (0.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 85 (8.51%) Data Centre
2 59 (5.91%) Self-Motivation
3 40 (4.00%) Clustering
4 36 (3.60%) PKI
5 34 (3.40%) Linux Command Line
6 33 (3.30%) Replication
6 33 (3.30%) User Experience
7 32 (3.20%) Management Information System
8 31 (3.10%) Driving Licence
8 31 (3.10%) iPhone
9 24 (2.40%) Hybrid Cloud
10 14 (1.40%) iPad
11 13 (1.30%) Wiki
12 12 (1.20%) Public Cloud
13 10 (1.00%) Fat Client
13 10 (1.00%) Thin Client
14 9 (0.90%) FMCG
15 8 (0.80%) HP Storage
15 8 (0.80%) Renewable Energy
16 7 (0.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 999 (100.00%) Windows
2 748 (74.87%) Windows Server
3 485 (48.55%) Windows Server 2016
4 379 (37.94%) Windows 10
5 377 (37.74%) Windows Server 2019
6 285 (28.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 158 (15.82%) Linux
8 150 (15.02%) Windows 7
9 82 (8.21%) Windows 8
10 67 (6.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 54 (5.41%) Android
12 37 (3.70%) Ubuntu
13 32 (3.20%) Apple iOS
14 23 (2.30%) CentOS
15 20 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 18 (1.80%) Mac OS
17 13 (1.30%) Windows XP
18 12 (1.20%) Unix
19 9 (0.90%) VMS
20 7 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (27.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 211 (21.12%) ITIL
3 117 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
4 94 (9.41%) DevOps
5 93 (9.31%) Disaster Recovery
6 74 (7.41%) Migration
7 56 (5.61%) Service Delivery
8 54 (5.41%) Patch Management
8 54 (5.41%) Project Delivery
9 50 (5.01%) Mentoring
10 44 (4.40%) Continuous Improvement
11 42 (4.20%) Computer Science
12 41 (4.10%) High Availability
13 40 (4.00%) E-Commerce
13 40 (4.00%) Project Management
14 37 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
14 37 (3.70%) Change Management
15 36 (3.60%) Storage Management
16 34 (3.40%) Change Control
17 33 (3.30%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 282 (28.23%) PowerShell
2 190 (19.02%) SQL
3 34 (3.40%) Python
4 33 (3.30%) T-SQL
5 27 (2.70%) VB
6 26 (2.60%) C#
7 25 (2.50%) Bash Shell
8 21 (2.10%) VBScript
9 11 (1.10%) Shell Script
10 10 (1.00%) C
10 10 (1.00%) JavaScript
11 8 (0.80%) Java
12 6 (0.60%) PHP
12 6 (0.60%) PHP 4
12 6 (0.60%) VB6
13 5 (0.50%) R
14 2 (0.20%) Perl
14 2 (0.20%) VBA
15 1 (0.10%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 105 (10.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 104 (10.41%) Security Cleared
3 68 (6.81%) MCSE
4 58 (5.81%) MCSA
5 48 (4.80%) SC Cleared
6 45 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
7 42 (4.20%) Degree
8 27 (2.70%) MCP
9 26 (2.60%) CCNA
10 21 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (1.90%) CCNP
12 18 (1.80%) DBS Check
13 13 (1.30%) MCITP
14 12 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
15 10 (1.00%) DV Cleared
15 10 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 8 (0.80%) HNC
17 6 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
17 6 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 5 (0.50%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (6.21%) SLA
2 44 (4.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.90%) GDPR
4 11 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
5 10 (1.00%) QA
6 5 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 5 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.30%) NIST
7 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.10%) PMO
8 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 705 (70.57%) Active Directory
2 337 (33.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 259 (25.93%) Hyper-V
4 111 (11.11%) vSphere
5 65 (6.51%) XenDesktop
6 62 (6.21%) VMware ESXi
7 58 (5.81%) XenApp
8 32 (3.20%) Virtual Servers
9 27 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
10 26 (2.60%) Docker
11 21 (2.10%) Virtual Desktop
12 16 (1.60%) Terminal Services
12 16 (1.60%) VMware Server
13 12 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
13 12 (1.20%) VirtualBox
14 8 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.80%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 6 (0.60%) NFS
16 4 (0.40%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 3 (0.30%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 136 (13.61%) SCCM
2 124 (12.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 41 (4.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 35 (3.50%) WSUS
5 31 (3.10%) Terraform
6 28 (2.80%) SCOM
7 21 (2.10%) Microsoft Clustering
7 21 (2.10%) Nagios
8 18 (1.80%) Ansible
8 18 (1.80%) Kubernetes
8 18 (1.80%) McAfee ePO
8 18 (1.80%) SCVMM
9 14 (1.40%) Backup Exec
9 14 (1.40%) FortiGate
10 13 (1.30%) vCenter Server
11 12 (1.20%) HAProxy
12 11 (1.10%) NetBackup
12 11 (1.10%) SCOrch
12 11 (1.10%) vRealize
13 9 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 696 (69.67%) Microsoft
2 510 (51.05%) VMware
3 242 (24.22%) Cisco
4 198 (19.82%) Citrix
5 93 (9.31%) Veeam
6 92 (9.21%) HP
7 70 (7.01%) Dell
8 68 (6.81%) Sophos
9 58 (5.81%) Oracle
10 55 (5.51%) Meraki
11 46 (4.60%) NetApp
12 43 (4.30%) SonicWALL
13 40 (4.00%) Red Hat
14 39 (3.90%) SolarWinds
15 33 (3.30%) McAfee
16 31 (3.10%) EMC
17 24 (2.40%) SAP
18 23 (2.30%) Symantec
19 22 (2.20%) Apple
19 22 (2.20%) IBM