Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 290 210 194
Rank change year-on-year -80 -16 -25
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 860 1,838 2,674
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 1.61% 1.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.29% 7.54% 7.77%
Number of salaries quoted 740 1,566 2,273
10th Percentile £24,475 £23,875 £24,000
25th Percentile £29,900 £29,750 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% +4.05%
75th Percentile £53,813 £50,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.70% -1.33% +10.29%

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 16,249 24,370 34,403
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.57% 21.41% 23.11%
Number of salaries quoted 13,164 19,864 27,780
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,851
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 -79 787 £40,000 +6.67% 125
UK excluding London -42 657 £38,000 +2.70% 107
South East -8 205 £41,500 +18.57% 31
London -121 179 £50,000 +11.11% 27
North of England -22 166 £40,000 +6.67% 22
Work from Home -77 129 £45,000 -5.26% 13
Midlands -39 88 £36,500 +12.31% 33
South West -47 86 £32,500 -7.14% 6
North West -21 79 £41,500 +3.75% 11
East of England -8 58 £47,500 +17.28% 5
Yorkshire -43 52 £28,950 -23.82% 9
West Midlands +2 51 £32,250 -7.19% 24
East Midlands -40 37 £39,000 +20.93% 9
North East +33 35 £51,000 +54.55% 2
Scotland -17 31 £28,500 -28.75% 7
Wales +28 22 £50,000 +33.33%
Channel Islands - 1 £36,000 -

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 860 (100.00%) Windows
2 638 (74.19%) Windows Server
3 627 (72.91%) Active Directory
4 584 (67.91%) Microsoft
5 474 (55.12%) Microsoft 365
6 467 (54.30%) VMware
7 464 (53.95%) Windows Server 2016
8 425 (49.42%) Azure
9 342 (39.77%) VMware Infrastructure
10 308 (35.81%) Windows 10
11 284 (33.02%) Firewall
12 283 (32.91%) DNS
13 269 (31.28%) Windows Server 2019
14 265 (30.81%) Windows Server 2008
15 245 (28.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 231 (26.86%) PowerShell
17 221 (25.70%) DHCP
18 213 (24.77%) Hyper-V
19 200 (23.26%) ITIL
20 194 (22.56%) Cisco
21 175 (20.35%) MS Exchange
22 163 (18.95%) TCP/IP
22 163 (18.95%) Azure Active Directory
23 161 (18.72%) Microsoft Office
24 159 (18.49%) Citrix
24 159 (18.49%) SCCM
25 156 (18.14%) SQL Server
26 136 (15.81%) Problem-Solving
27 131 (15.23%) Windows 7
28 126 (14.65%) SAN

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
1 175 (20.35%) MS Exchange
2 83 (9.65%) SharePoint
3 68 (7.91%) Exchange Server 2013
4 55 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 43 (5.00%) IIS
6 29 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 19 (2.21%) Confluence
8 14 (1.63%) Skype for Business
9 12 (1.40%) WordPress
10 11 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
11 10 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.58%) Apache
14 3 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.35%) nginx
14 3 (0.35%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.23%) Site Server
16 1 (0.12%) ArcGIS
16 1 (0.12%) CMS
16 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 161 (18.72%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.47%) SAP Business One
2 4 (0.47%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.23%) Relativity
3 2 (0.23%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.12%) Magento
4 1 (0.12%) Sage 300 ERP
4 1 (0.12%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 474 (55.12%) Microsoft 365
2 425 (49.42%) Azure
3 163 (18.95%) Azure Active Directory
4 109 (12.67%) AWS
5 72 (8.37%) SaaS
6 71 (8.26%) IaaS
7 57 (6.63%) PaaS
8 21 (2.44%) OneDrive
9 20 (2.33%) Mimecast
10 18 (2.09%) Dynamics 365
11 13 (1.51%) Power Platform
12 9 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.93%) Google Workspace
14 7 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
15 6 (0.70%) Datadog
15 6 (0.70%) GCP
16 5 (0.58%) Logic Apps
16 5 (0.58%) Serverless
17 4 (0.47%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 4 (0.47%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 284 (33.02%) Firewall
2 283 (32.91%) DNS
3 221 (25.70%) DHCP
4 163 (18.95%) TCP/IP
5 126 (14.65%) SAN
6 98 (11.40%) VPN
7 94 (10.93%) WAN
8 90 (10.47%) LAN
9 84 (9.77%) VLAN
10 83 (9.65%) VoIP
11 41 (4.77%) Wireless
12 37 (4.30%) Skype
13 36 (4.19%) Remote Desktop
14 33 (3.84%) VSAN
15 32 (3.72%) NAS
16 22 (2.56%) SSL
17 21 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
17 21 (2.44%) Internet
18 19 (2.21%) WLAN
19 14 (1.63%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (18.14%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.91%) Amazon RDS
3 22 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
4 16 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (1.74%) MySQL
6 12 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
7 9 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.70%) Redis
11 5 (0.58%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.47%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.47%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.47%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.35%) Cosmos DB
13 3 (0.35%) Power BI
14 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
15 1 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
15 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 1 (0.12%) SQLBase
Development Applications
1 15 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (1.51%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.40%) JIRA
3 12 (1.40%) Visual Studio
4 11 (1.28%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.58%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.47%) Moq
9 3 (0.35%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.35%) Gradle
9 3 (0.35%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.35%) Maven
9 3 (0.35%) MSI
9 3 (0.35%) NUnit
9 3 (0.35%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.12%) Babel
10 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Code
10 1 (0.12%) webpack
General
1 105 (12.21%) Finance
2 21 (2.44%) Banking
2 21 (2.44%) Telecoms
3 20 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 19 (2.21%) Retail
5 18 (2.09%) Law
6 15 (1.74%) Automotive
6 15 (1.74%) Legal
7 12 (1.40%) Electronics
8 10 (1.16%) Marketing
8 10 (1.16%) Military
8 10 (1.16%) Public Sector
9 7 (0.81%) Billing
10 5 (0.58%) Mandarin Language
11 4 (0.47%) Housing Association
12 3 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.23%) Advertising
13 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.23%) Local Government
13 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 181 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 161 (18.72%) IT Engineer
3 120 (13.95%) IT Support
3 120 (13.95%) Support Engineer
4 113 (13.14%) Analyst
5 64 (7.44%) IT Support Engineer
6 60 (6.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 53 (6.16%) Administrator
8 50 (5.81%) 2nd Line Support
9 44 (5.12%) Support Analyst
9 44 (5.12%) Systems Engineer
10 43 (5.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
11 42 (4.88%) Azure Engineer
12 41 (4.77%) 3rd Line Support
12 41 (4.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 37 (4.30%) Service Analyst
14 34 (3.95%) Service Desk Analyst
14 34 (3.95%) Systems Administrator
15 32 (3.72%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 32 (3.72%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.14%) Web Services
2 15 (1.74%) .NET
3 10 (1.16%) ASP.NET
4 7 (0.81%) HTML
4 7 (0.81%) SOAP
5 6 (0.70%) REST
6 4 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (0.47%) CSS
6 4 (0.47%) HTML5
6 4 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (0.47%) SAML
6 4 (0.47%) Software Packaging
6 4 (0.47%) XML
6 4 (0.47%) XSLT
7 3 (0.35%) LAMP
7 3 (0.35%) LDAP
7 3 (0.35%) Middleware
7 3 (0.35%) WCF
7 3 (0.35%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 85 (9.88%) Data Centre
2 52 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (4.42%) Management Information System
4 34 (3.95%) Public Cloud
5 33 (3.84%) Clustering
6 30 (3.49%) PKI
7 28 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
8 25 (2.91%) Driving Licence
9 23 (2.67%) Replication
10 19 (2.21%) iPhone
11 14 (1.63%) iPad
12 12 (1.40%) Life Science
12 12 (1.40%) Renewable Energy
12 12 (1.40%) Smartphone
13 11 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
14 9 (1.05%) Client/Server
14 9 (1.05%) EMC VNXe
14 9 (1.05%) FlexPod
14 9 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
14 9 (1.05%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 860 (100.00%) Windows
2 638 (74.19%) Windows Server
3 464 (53.95%) Windows Server 2016
4 308 (35.81%) Windows 10
5 269 (31.28%) Windows Server 2019
6 265 (30.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 131 (15.23%) Windows 7
8 96 (11.16%) Linux
9 52 (6.05%) Windows 8
10 45 (5.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 34 (3.95%) Android
12 18 (2.09%) Unix
13 15 (1.74%) Apple iOS
14 14 (1.63%) Mac OS
15 12 (1.40%) CentOS
16 11 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 8 (0.93%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.58%) Check Point GAiA
18 5 (0.58%) VMS
18 5 (0.58%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (28.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 200 (23.26%) ITIL
3 136 (15.81%) Problem-Solving
4 97 (11.28%) DevOps
5 76 (8.84%) Disaster Recovery
6 70 (8.14%) Migration
7 53 (6.16%) Continuous Improvement
8 52 (6.05%) Change Management
9 44 (5.12%) Project Delivery
10 40 (4.65%) Service Management
11 39 (4.53%) ITIL V3
11 39 (4.53%) Service Delivery
12 37 (4.30%) High Availability
13 36 (4.19%) ITSM
14 34 (3.95%) IT Strategy
14 34 (3.95%) Project Management
15 33 (3.84%) Incident Management
16 32 (3.72%) Patch Management
17 31 (3.60%) Mentoring
18 30 (3.49%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 231 (26.86%) PowerShell
2 107 (12.44%) SQL
3 21 (2.44%) T-SQL
3 21 (2.44%) VB
4 19 (2.21%) Python
5 17 (1.98%) Bash Shell
6 14 (1.63%) C
7 12 (1.40%) C#
7 12 (1.40%) VBScript
8 10 (1.16%) Perl
9 7 (0.81%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.58%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.35%) Java
12 2 (0.23%) ActionScript
12 2 (0.23%) ActionScript 2.0
12 2 (0.23%) PHP
12 2 (0.23%) Ruby
13 1 (0.12%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 94 (10.93%) Security Cleared
2 88 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 87 (10.12%) SC Cleared
4 59 (6.86%) MCSE
5 51 (5.93%) MCSA
6 50 (5.81%) Cisco Certification
7 44 (5.12%) CCNA
8 35 (4.07%) Degree
8 35 (4.07%) MCP
9 28 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
10 25 (2.91%) BPSS Clearance
11 17 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 15 (1.74%) CISSP
12 15 (1.74%) MCITP
13 12 (1.40%) VCP6
14 11 (1.28%) CCNP
14 11 (1.28%) DV Cleared
15 10 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 7 (0.81%) DBS Check
16 7 (0.81%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (8.14%) SLA
2 30 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.51%) QA
4 8 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (0.70%) GDPR
6 4 (0.47%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.35%) NIST
7 3 (0.35%) PMO
8 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 627 (72.91%) Active Directory
2 342 (39.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 213 (24.77%) Hyper-V
4 99 (11.51%) VMware ESXi
5 93 (10.81%) vSphere
6 62 (7.21%) XenDesktop
7 49 (5.70%) XenApp
8 23 (2.67%) Virtual Servers
9 18 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (1.74%) VMware NSX
11 14 (1.63%) Docker
11 14 (1.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 12 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
13 11 (1.28%) Terminal Services
14 10 (1.16%) Xen
15 8 (0.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 7 (0.81%) NFS
17 5 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
18 4 (0.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 4 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 159 (18.49%) SCCM
2 108 (12.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 47 (5.47%) SCOM
4 39 (4.53%) SCVMM
5 35 (4.07%) WSUS
6 34 (3.95%) Terraform
7 28 (3.26%) Ansible
8 26 (3.02%) McAfee ePO
9 18 (2.09%) Microsoft Clustering
9 18 (2.09%) Nagios
9 18 (2.09%) SCOrch
10 17 (1.98%) Kubernetes
11 16 (1.86%) vCenter Server
12 15 (1.74%) Single Sign-On
13 14 (1.63%) Backup Exec
14 11 (1.28%) AirWatch
14 11 (1.28%) NetBackup
15 10 (1.16%) vRealize
16 9 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
17 7 (0.81%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 584 (67.91%) Microsoft
2 467 (54.30%) VMware
3 194 (22.56%) Cisco
4 159 (18.49%) Citrix
5 78 (9.07%) Veeam
6 55 (6.40%) SolarWinds
7 52 (6.05%) Dell
8 49 (5.70%) HP
9 45 (5.23%) Sophos
10 40 (4.65%) SonicWALL
11 36 (4.19%) McAfee
12 35 (4.07%) Meraki
13 29 (3.37%) ServiceNow
14 27 (3.14%) EMC
15 26 (3.02%) Apple
16 22 (2.56%) Avaya
16 22 (2.56%) NetApp
17 21 (2.44%) Red Hat
17 21 (2.44%) Symantec
18 20 (2.33%) CheckPoint