Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK
6 months to
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 199 191 152
Rank change year-on-year -8 -39 -29
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 2,084 2,757 4,063
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.70% 1.82% 2.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.69% 7.88% 9.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,790 2,367 3,467
UK median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.32% +4.11% -2.67%
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% +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 27,106 34,992 42,607
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.08% 23.13% 24.20%
Number of salaries quoted 21,774 28,122 34,992
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%

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 22 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2012 in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Top 16 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 22 February 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 -12 1,947 £37,500 -1.96% 468
UK excluding London -9 1,362 £35,000 -6.67% 395
London -14 652 £40,000 -11.11% 118
South East +20 437 £33,250 -11.33% 104
North of England -26 289 £37,500 +7.14% 102
South West +47 211 £37,500 - 60
Midlands -25 209 £33,000 -9.90% 56
North West -1 149 £37,500 +7.14% 52
East of England -17 146 £40,000 +14.29% 28
Yorkshire 0 133 £37,000 +5.71% 31
East Midlands +5 109 £31,500 -7.35% 22
West Midlands -44 98 £35,000 -11.39% 34
Scotland +34 43 £36,750 -26.50% 32
Wales -15 24 £37,500 +0.67% 12
North East -28 7 £55,000 +10.57% 19
Northern Ireland +10 3 £38,000 +1.33% 1

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 2,084 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,471 (70.59%) Windows Server
3 1,421 (68.19%) Active Directory
4 1,249 (59.93%) Microsoft
5 1,145 (54.94%) Office 365
6 1,036 (49.71%) VMware
7 738 (35.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 727 (34.88%) Azure
9 691 (33.16%) Windows 10
10 654 (31.38%) VMware Infrastructure
11 620 (29.75%) DNS
12 594 (28.50%) MS Exchange
13 589 (28.26%) Firewall
14 573 (27.50%) DHCP
15 495 (23.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 459 (22.02%) Hyper-V
17 448 (21.50%) Windows 7
18 442 (21.21%) Cisco
19 419 (20.11%) PowerShell
20 411 (19.72%) Citrix
21 407 (19.53%) Microsoft Office
22 402 (19.29%) ITIL
23 355 (17.03%) TCP/IP
24 353 (16.94%) SQL Server
25 346 (16.60%) Microsoft Certification
26 336 (16.12%) SQL
27 327 (15.69%) Linux
28 305 (14.64%) Exchange Server 2010
29 297 (14.25%) LAN
30 288 (13.82%) SCCM

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
1 594 (28.50%) MS Exchange
2 305 (14.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 286 (13.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 180 (8.64%) SharePoint
5 133 (6.38%) IIS
6 120 (5.76%) Skype for Business
7 52 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (0.77%) JBoss
9 13 (0.62%) Apache
10 11 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (0.53%) IBM Notes
10 11 (0.53%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.48%) IBM Domino
12 8 (0.38%) Drupal
13 7 (0.34%) Confluence
13 7 (0.34%) Tornado
14 6 (0.29%) nginx
14 6 (0.29%) SAS
14 6 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 407 (19.53%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.14%) FileZilla
7 2 (0.096%) Windchill
8 1 (0.048%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.048%) InDesign
8 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.43%) Elite 3E
3 6 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.096%) Exchequer
5 2 (0.096%) Rolfe and Nolan
6 1 (0.048%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.048%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.048%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.048%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.048%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1,145 (54.94%) Office 365
2 727 (34.88%) Azure
3 235 (11.28%) AWS
4 130 (6.24%) Azure Active Directory
5 75 (3.60%) IaaS
6 58 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
7 52 (2.50%) SaaS
8 45 (2.16%) OneDrive
9 43 (2.06%) PaaS
10 30 (1.44%) Mimecast
11 29 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
11 29 (1.39%) Power Platform
12 26 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
13 24 (1.15%) G Suite
14 23 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 22 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
16 21 (1.01%) Amazon ECS
16 21 (1.01%) Serverless
17 20 (0.96%) OpenShift
18 18 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 620 (29.75%) DNS
2 589 (28.26%) Firewall
3 573 (27.50%) DHCP
4 355 (17.03%) TCP/IP
5 297 (14.25%) LAN
6 287 (13.77%) WAN
7 237 (11.37%) VPN
8 224 (10.75%) SAN
9 195 (9.36%) VoIP
10 180 (8.64%) VLAN
11 131 (6.29%) Skype
12 102 (4.89%) Wireless
13 93 (4.46%) Internet
14 80 (3.84%) NetScaler
15 72 (3.45%) NAS
16 61 (2.93%) Remote Desktop
17 59 (2.83%) Wi-Fi
18 54 (2.59%) Network Security
19 37 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
20 33 (1.58%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 353 (16.94%) SQL Server
2 98 (4.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 65 (3.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 64 (3.07%) SQL Server 2016
5 53 (2.54%) SQL Server 2014
6 46 (2.21%) Amazon RDS
7 34 (1.63%) MySQL
8 30 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 23 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
10 20 (0.96%) Power BI
11 14 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
12 13 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (0.62%) SQL Server 2017
12 13 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (0.53%) MS Access
13 11 (0.53%) Oracle Database
14 10 (0.48%) NoSQL
15 9 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 8 (0.38%) Relational Database
17 6 (0.29%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 48 (2.30%) Git (software)
2 40 (1.92%) Jenkins
3 31 (1.49%) JIRA
4 20 (0.96%) GitLab
5 17 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
6 16 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
6 16 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
7 15 (0.72%) Maven
7 15 (0.72%) TeamCity
8 14 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (0.62%) Visual Studio
10 9 (0.43%) SonarQube
11 8 (0.38%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.34%) WinDbg
13 6 (0.29%) Ant
13 6 (0.29%) Artifactory
13 6 (0.29%) JUnit
13 6 (0.29%) Selenium
13 6 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 5 (0.24%) MSI
General
1 266 (12.76%) Finance
2 79 (3.79%) Public Sector
3 70 (3.36%) Law
4 66 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 62 (2.98%) Retail
6 52 (2.50%) Legal
7 42 (2.02%) Manufacturing
8 34 (1.63%) Banking
9 25 (1.20%) Aerospace
9 25 (1.20%) Marketing
10 24 (1.15%) Advertising
11 23 (1.10%) Back Office
12 21 (1.01%) Military
13 15 (0.72%) Publishing
14 10 (0.48%) Investment Banking
14 10 (0.48%) Local Government
15 8 (0.38%) Electronics
16 7 (0.34%) Online Betting
17 6 (0.29%) Billing
18 5 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 445 (21.35%) Support Engineer
2 383 (18.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 319 (15.31%) Analyst
4 316 (15.16%) IT Support
5 294 (14.11%) IT Engineer
6 197 (9.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 190 (9.12%) 2nd Line Support
8 157 (7.53%) IT Support Engineer
9 147 (7.05%) Support Analyst
10 132 (6.33%) 3rd Line Support
11 131 (6.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 123 (5.90%) Administrator
13 116 (5.57%) IT Analyst
14 109 (5.23%) Systems Engineer
15 99 (4.75%) Systems Administrator
16 98 (4.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 94 (4.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 92 (4.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 86 (4.13%) Azure Engineer
20 74 (3.55%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (3.26%) .NET
2 50 (2.40%) Web Services
3 33 (1.58%) JSON
4 29 (1.39%) HTML
5 28 (1.34%) .NET Framework
5 28 (1.34%) LDAP
6 26 (1.25%) AngularJS
7 25 (1.20%) ASP.NET
7 25 (1.20%) CSS
7 25 (1.20%) WSH
8 19 (0.91%) XML
9 18 (0.86%) Middleware
10 17 (0.82%) SOAP
11 14 (0.67%) jQuery
12 12 (0.58%) REST
13 11 (0.53%) LAMP
13 11 (0.53%) RESTful
13 11 (0.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 10 (0.48%) Node.js
15 8 (0.38%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 130 (6.24%) Data Centre
2 121 (5.81%) Management Information System
3 95 (4.56%) Self-Motivation
4 78 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
5 62 (2.98%) Replication
6 55 (2.64%) Driving Licence
7 46 (2.21%) Clustering
8 43 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
9 35 (1.68%) iPhone
10 30 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
11 29 (1.39%) PKI
12 24 (1.15%) Public Cloud
13 23 (1.10%) Private Cloud
14 22 (1.06%) Blackberry
14 22 (1.06%) iPad
15 21 (1.01%) Device Driver
16 19 (0.91%) CMDB
17 16 (0.77%) Blog
18 13 (0.62%) Smartphone
18 13 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2,084 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,471 (70.59%) Windows Server
3 738 (35.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 691 (33.16%) Windows 10
5 448 (21.50%) Windows 7
6 327 (15.69%) Linux
7 182 (8.73%) Windows 8
7 182 (8.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 66 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 59 (2.83%) CentOS
10 49 (2.35%) Mac OS X
11 41 (1.97%) Mac OS
12 40 (1.92%) Android
12 40 (1.92%) Ubuntu
13 28 (1.34%) Apple iOS
14 27 (1.30%) Unix
15 13 (0.62%) AIX
16 12 (0.58%) Windows XP
17 11 (0.53%) Debian
18 10 (0.48%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 495 (23.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 402 (19.29%) ITIL
3 265 (12.72%) Problem-Solving
4 165 (7.92%) Agile Software Development
5 148 (7.10%) DevOps
6 107 (5.13%) Change Management
6 107 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 102 (4.89%) Mentoring
8 99 (4.75%) Service Delivery
9 93 (4.46%) Information Security
9 93 (4.46%) Patch Management
10 87 (4.17%) Server Management
11 85 (4.08%) Cybersecurity
12 82 (3.93%) Incident Management
13 79 (3.79%) Time Management
14 78 (3.74%) Migration
15 75 (3.60%) Project Delivery
16 73 (3.50%) Project Management
17 55 (2.64%) Coaching
18 54 (2.59%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 419 (20.11%) PowerShell
2 336 (16.12%) SQL
3 59 (2.83%) C#
4 58 (2.78%) VBScript
5 40 (1.92%) T-SQL
6 35 (1.68%) Python
7 30 (1.44%) Bash Shell
8 29 (1.39%) Shell Script
9 25 (1.20%) JavaScript
10 23 (1.10%) Java
11 17 (0.82%) C
11 17 (0.82%) VB.NET
12 16 (0.77%) PHP
13 14 (0.67%) VB
14 13 (0.62%) Perl
15 9 (0.43%) Ruby
16 8 (0.38%) PHP 5
16 8 (0.38%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.34%) VBA
17 7 (0.34%) XPath
Qualifications
1 346 (16.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 214 (10.27%) MCSE
3 177 (8.49%) MCSA
4 145 (6.96%) Cisco Certification
5 122 (5.85%) Degree
6 113 (5.42%) Security Cleared
7 108 (5.18%) CCNA
8 97 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 77 (3.69%) MCP
10 68 (3.26%) SC Cleared
11 46 (2.21%) CCNP
11 46 (2.21%) DV Cleared
12 43 (2.06%) MCITP
13 36 (1.73%) A+ Certification
14 34 (1.63%) DBS Check
15 32 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
16 28 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
17 24 (1.15%) CCA
18 21 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
19 18 (0.86%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (9.64%) SLA
2 71 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (1.68%) GDPR
4 29 (1.39%) PCI DSS
5 25 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
6 22 (1.06%) COBIT
7 11 (0.53%) NIST
8 10 (0.48%) QA
9 8 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 6 (0.29%) Actionable Recommendations
11 3 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.14%) EMIR
11 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.14%) MiFID
11 3 (0.14%) NCSC
12 2 (0.096%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,421 (68.19%) Active Directory
2 654 (31.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 459 (22.02%) Hyper-V
4 198 (9.50%) vSphere
5 193 (9.26%) XenApp
6 156 (7.49%) VMware ESXi
7 96 (4.61%) XenDesktop
8 69 (3.31%) Virtual Machines
9 64 (3.07%) Docker
10 38 (1.82%) VMware NSX
11 36 (1.73%) Virtual Servers
12 27 (1.30%) Terminal Services
13 22 (1.06%) VirtualBox
14 18 (0.86%) BitLocker
14 18 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
15 17 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
16 15 (0.72%) DFS Replication
16 15 (0.72%) Firmware
16 15 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
17 13 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 288 (13.82%) SCCM
2 94 (4.51%) Microsoft Intune
3 83 (3.98%) WSUS
4 76 (3.65%) Ansible
5 74 (3.55%) SCOM
6 54 (2.59%) Backup Exec
7 51 (2.45%) Kubernetes
8 49 (2.35%) vCenter Server
9 47 (2.26%) Terraform
10 32 (1.54%) SCOrch
11 30 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
12 28 (1.34%) Nagios
13 26 (1.25%) SCVMM
13 26 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 23 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
14 23 (1.10%) Puppet
14 23 (1.10%) vRealize
15 21 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
16 20 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
16 20 (0.96%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1,249 (59.93%) Microsoft
2 1,036 (49.71%) VMware
3 442 (21.21%) Cisco
4 411 (19.72%) Citrix
5 188 (9.02%) HP
6 152 (7.29%) Veeam
7 94 (4.51%) Red Hat
8 86 (4.13%) Dell
9 81 (3.89%) Apple
10 65 (3.12%) NetApp
11 61 (2.93%) Symantec
12 59 (2.83%) McAfee
13 57 (2.74%) Sophos
14 54 (2.59%) CommVault
15 50 (2.40%) Mitel
16 47 (2.26%) Meraki
17 45 (2.16%) Google
17 45 (2.16%) SonicWALL
18 44 (2.11%) Juniper
18 44 (2.11%) Oracle