Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 188 181 154
Rank change year-on-year -7 -27 -24
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 2,514 3,166 4,296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.85% 1.94% 2.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.12% 8.41% 9.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2,142 2,693 3,755
UK median annual salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.67% - -
10th Percentile £23,525 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,847 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.42% - -

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 30,963 37,629 44,466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.75% 23.07% 24.56%
Number of salaries quoted 24,658 30,360 35,896
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,075 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.44% +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 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 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 -10 2,332 £37,500 - 461
UK excluding London -7 1,658 £35,847 +2.42% 370
London -6 763 £38,500 -9.94% 117
South East +8 530 £35,000 -6.67% 99
North of England -21 339 £37,000 +5.71% 102
South West +36 303 £36,072 +3.06% 44
Midlands -22 243 £32,500 - 59
North West -31 166 £38,000 +8.57% 50
Yorkshire +13 162 £33,500 +1.52% 45
East of England +7 146 £40,000 +14.29% 40
West Midlands -24 137 £34,000 -6.21% 35
East Midlands -15 106 £31,500 -3.08% 24
Scotland +10 62 £37,500 -3.85% 10
Wales -20 30 £37,500 +17.19% 15
North East -2 11 £30,000 -17.81% 7
Northern Ireland +6 5 £37,500 +15.38% 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 2,514 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,791 (71.24%) Active Directory
3 1,772 (70.49%) Windows Server
4 1,534 (61.02%) Microsoft
5 1,332 (52.98%) Office 365
6 1,245 (49.52%) VMware
7 1,063 (42.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 840 (33.41%) Windows 10
9 813 (32.34%) Azure
10 806 (32.06%) MS Exchange
11 770 (30.63%) VMware Infrastructure
12 735 (29.24%) DNS
13 696 (27.68%) DHCP
14 681 (27.09%) Firewall
15 632 (25.14%) Hyper-V
15 632 (25.14%) Windows 7
16 566 (22.51%) Cisco
17 560 (22.28%) ITIL
17 560 (22.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 511 (20.33%) Microsoft Office
19 466 (18.54%) Citrix
20 461 (18.34%) PowerShell
21 433 (17.22%) Microsoft Certification
22 412 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2013
23 407 (16.19%) SCCM
24 402 (15.99%) WAN
25 400 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2010
26 392 (15.59%) TCP/IP
27 382 (15.19%) LAN
28 374 (14.88%) Linux

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
1 806 (32.06%) MS Exchange
2 412 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 400 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 216 (8.59%) SharePoint
5 157 (6.25%) Skype for Business
6 138 (5.49%) IIS
7 67 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 41 (1.63%) IBM Notes
9 22 (0.88%) Apache
10 21 (0.84%) Confluence
11 18 (0.72%) CMS
11 18 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
11 18 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
12 17 (0.68%) IBM Domino
13 14 (0.56%) Tornado
14 12 (0.48%) IBM HTTP Server
15 9 (0.36%) SAS
16 8 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 8 (0.32%) JBoss
16 8 (0.32%) nginx
Applications
1 511 (20.33%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
4 31 (1.23%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.48%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.040%) InDesign
7 1 (0.040%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.36%) Exchequer
3 7 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.24%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.12%) Q-Pulse
5 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.080%) Sage CRM
7 1 (0.040%) Eze OMS
7 1 (0.040%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.040%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.040%) Pegasus Opera
7 1 (0.040%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.040%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.040%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1,332 (52.98%) Office 365
2 813 (32.34%) Azure
3 262 (10.42%) AWS
4 127 (5.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 70 (2.78%) IaaS
6 57 (2.27%) SaaS
7 53 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
8 50 (1.99%) OneDrive
9 39 (1.55%) PaaS
10 35 (1.39%) Mimecast
11 34 (1.35%) G Suite
12 22 (0.88%) Power Platform
13 20 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
14 13 (0.52%) Serverless
14 13 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 12 (0.48%) Amazon ECS
15 12 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
15 12 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
16 11 (0.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 11 (0.44%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 735 (29.24%) DNS
2 696 (27.68%) DHCP
3 681 (27.09%) Firewall
4 402 (15.99%) WAN
5 392 (15.59%) TCP/IP
6 382 (15.19%) LAN
7 275 (10.94%) VPN
8 265 (10.54%) SAN
9 183 (7.28%) VoIP
10 171 (6.80%) VLAN
11 159 (6.32%) Skype
12 131 (5.21%) Wireless
13 121 (4.81%) Internet
14 118 (4.69%) Remote Desktop
15 70 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
16 67 (2.67%) NAS
16 67 (2.67%) NetScaler
17 66 (2.63%) Network Security
18 47 (1.87%) Cisco Nexus
19 46 (1.83%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 324 (12.89%) SQL Server
2 84 (3.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 60 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 48 (1.91%) SQL Server 2016
5 45 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
6 32 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 27 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 22 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
8 22 (0.88%) MySQL
8 22 (0.88%) Relational Database
9 18 (0.72%) Power BI
10 15 (0.60%) MongoDB
11 14 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
12 12 (0.48%) RDBMS
13 11 (0.44%) MS Access
13 11 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
14 10 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
14 10 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 48 (1.91%) Git (software)
1 48 (1.91%) JIRA
2 34 (1.35%) Jenkins
3 28 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
4 20 (0.80%) TeamCity
4 20 (0.80%) Visual Studio
4 20 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
5 19 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 15 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
7 12 (0.48%) Bitbucket
7 12 (0.48%) GitLab
8 10 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 6 (0.24%) MSI
10 5 (0.20%) Artifactory
10 5 (0.20%) Maven
10 5 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (0.16%) Redmine
11 4 (0.16%) WinDbg
12 3 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
General
1 281 (11.18%) Finance
2 141 (5.61%) Public Sector
3 113 (4.49%) Telecoms
4 108 (4.30%) Law
5 76 (3.02%) Retail
6 59 (2.35%) Aerospace
7 53 (2.11%) Manufacturing
8 49 (1.95%) Legal
9 38 (1.51%) Marketing
10 37 (1.47%) Military
11 28 (1.11%) Banking
12 23 (0.91%) Back Office
13 14 (0.56%) Publishing
14 13 (0.52%) Electronics
15 12 (0.48%) Online Betting
16 11 (0.44%) Automotive
17 9 (0.36%) Local Government
18 7 (0.28%) Investment Banking
19 6 (0.24%) German Language
20 5 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 479 (19.05%) Support Engineer
2 430 (17.10%) Analyst
3 415 (16.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 359 (14.28%) IT Support
5 318 (12.65%) IT Engineer
6 224 (8.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 223 (8.87%) 2nd Line Support
8 196 (7.80%) Support Analyst
9 158 (6.28%) IT Support Engineer
10 156 (6.21%) 3rd Line Support
11 141 (5.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 138 (5.49%) IT Analyst
13 134 (5.33%) Administrator
14 122 (4.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 109 (4.34%) Systems Engineer
16 107 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 103 (4.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 103 (4.10%) Systems Administrator
18 102 (4.06%) Windows Engineer
19 92 (3.66%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (3.26%) .NET
2 61 (2.43%) Web Services
3 34 (1.35%) .NET Framework
4 30 (1.19%) XML
5 26 (1.03%) CSS
6 22 (0.88%) HTML
7 21 (0.84%) JSON
8 19 (0.76%) ASP.NET
9 17 (0.68%) LDAP
10 15 (0.60%) Apache Flex
11 14 (0.56%) SOAP
12 13 (0.52%) AngularJS
13 12 (0.48%) REST
14 11 (0.44%) jQuery
15 10 (0.40%) RESTful
16 9 (0.36%) HTML5
17 8 (0.32%) Elastic Stack
17 8 (0.32%) Software Packaging
18 7 (0.28%) Entity Framework
19 6 (0.24%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 172 (6.84%) Management Information System
2 167 (6.64%) Data Centre
3 127 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
4 118 (4.69%) Self-Motivation
5 89 (3.54%) Driving Licence
6 64 (2.55%) Replication
7 63 (2.51%) Video Conferencing
8 62 (2.47%) iPhone
9 59 (2.35%) Clustering
10 47 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
11 41 (1.63%) PKI
11 41 (1.63%) Public Cloud
12 36 (1.43%) Blackberry
13 26 (1.03%) User Experience
14 25 (0.99%) CMDB
15 24 (0.95%) Fat Client
15 24 (0.95%) iPad
15 24 (0.95%) Thin Client
16 20 (0.80%) NHS
17 17 (0.68%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,514 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,772 (70.49%) Windows Server
3 1,063 (42.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 840 (33.41%) Windows 10
5 632 (25.14%) Windows 7
6 374 (14.88%) Linux
7 266 (10.58%) Windows 8
8 258 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 64 (2.55%) Mac OS
10 58 (2.31%) Android
11 57 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 49 (1.95%) Mac OS X
13 46 (1.83%) Unix
14 41 (1.63%) Windows XP
15 36 (1.43%) Windows Vista
16 35 (1.39%) CentOS
17 29 (1.15%) Ubuntu
18 28 (1.11%) Apple iOS
19 15 (0.60%) AIX
20 13 (0.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 560 (22.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 560 (22.28%) ITIL
2 317 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
3 162 (6.44%) Agile Software Development
4 158 (6.28%) Mentoring
5 143 (5.69%) Change Management
6 127 (5.05%) DevOps
7 116 (4.61%) Cybersecurity
7 116 (4.61%) Patch Management
8 114 (4.53%) Migration
9 112 (4.46%) Project Delivery
10 109 (4.34%) Disaster Recovery
11 108 (4.30%) Time Management
12 104 (4.14%) Incident Management
13 96 (3.82%) Information Security
14 94 (3.74%) Server Management
15 93 (3.70%) Project Management
16 92 (3.66%) Service Delivery
17 84 (3.34%) Service Management
18 70 (2.78%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 461 (18.34%) PowerShell
2 339 (13.48%) SQL
3 68 (2.70%) C#
4 47 (1.87%) T-SQL
5 45 (1.79%) Python
6 43 (1.71%) VBScript
7 21 (0.84%) C
8 20 (0.80%) JavaScript
9 16 (0.64%) C++
9 16 (0.64%) Shell Script
9 16 (0.64%) VB
10 15 (0.60%) VB.NET
11 14 (0.56%) Bash Shell
12 13 (0.52%) Java
13 11 (0.44%) PL/SQL
13 11 (0.44%) Ruby
13 11 (0.44%) VBA
14 10 (0.40%) Ada
14 10 (0.40%) Perl
15 5 (0.20%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 433 (17.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 258 (10.26%) MCSE
3 226 (8.99%) MCSA
4 191 (7.60%) Cisco Certification
5 182 (7.24%) Security Cleared
6 155 (6.17%) CCNA
6 155 (6.17%) Degree
7 87 (3.46%) MCP
7 87 (3.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 83 (3.30%) SC Cleared
9 61 (2.43%) DV Cleared
10 53 (2.11%) MCITP
11 50 (1.99%) CCNP
12 46 (1.83%) DBS Check
13 38 (1.51%) Citrix Certification
14 34 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
15 33 (1.31%) A+ Certification
16 23 (0.91%) CCA
16 23 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
17 18 (0.72%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (8.87%) SLA
2 77 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (1.55%) PCI DSS
4 35 (1.39%) COBIT
5 27 (1.07%) Cyber Essentials
6 24 (0.95%) GDPR
7 11 (0.44%) NIST
8 10 (0.40%) QA
9 8 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 6 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
11 4 (0.16%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.12%) EMIR
12 3 (0.12%) MiFID
13 2 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.080%) ITGC
13 2 (0.080%) PMO
13 2 (0.080%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.040%) DICOM
14 1 (0.040%) HL7
14 1 (0.040%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,791 (71.24%) Active Directory
2 770 (30.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 632 (25.14%) Hyper-V
4 204 (8.11%) XenApp
5 190 (7.56%) vSphere
6 160 (6.36%) VMware ESXi
7 121 (4.81%) XenDesktop
8 88 (3.50%) Virtual Machines
9 39 (1.55%) Docker
9 39 (1.55%) Virtual Desktop
9 39 (1.55%) VMware NSX
10 38 (1.51%) Terminal Services
11 30 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
12 28 (1.11%) BitLocker
13 26 (1.03%) VirtualBox
14 24 (0.95%) DFS Replication
15 23 (0.91%) Firmware
16 19 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
17 15 (0.60%) Terminal Server
18 14 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 407 (16.19%) SCCM
2 131 (5.21%) SCOM
3 125 (4.97%) WSUS
4 83 (3.30%) Microsoft Intune
5 80 (3.18%) Backup Exec
6 63 (2.51%) Ansible
7 45 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
8 43 (1.71%) vCenter Server
9 41 (1.63%) Microsoft Clustering
9 41 (1.63%) SCOrch
9 41 (1.63%) vRealize
10 37 (1.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 33 (1.31%) Puppet
12 31 (1.23%) Terraform
13 30 (1.19%) SCVMM
14 28 (1.11%) Nessus
15 27 (1.07%) NetBackup
16 26 (1.03%) Kubernetes
17 25 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
18 22 (0.88%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 1,534 (61.02%) Microsoft
2 1,245 (49.52%) VMware
3 566 (22.51%) Cisco
4 466 (18.54%) Citrix
5 195 (7.76%) HP
6 193 (7.68%) Veeam
7 112 (4.46%) Apple
8 104 (4.14%) Dell
9 98 (3.90%) Symantec
10 76 (3.02%) McAfee
11 70 (2.78%) Meraki
12 65 (2.59%) IBM
12 65 (2.59%) Red Hat
13 63 (2.51%) CommVault
14 62 (2.47%) Ivanti
15 59 (2.35%) Sophos
16 55 (2.19%) Oracle
17 52 (2.07%) CheckPoint
18 50 (1.99%) Avaya
19 49 (1.95%) NetApp