Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 196 189 142
Rank change year-on-year -7 -47 -12
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 2,189 2,765 4,126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.75% 1.85% 2.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.80% 7.96% 9.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,881 2,361 3,569
UK median annual salary £36,143 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.62% +1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,000 £22,200
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year -1.41% +4.41% -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 28,061 34,736 41,975
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.38% 23.22% 24.24%
Number of salaries quoted 22,471 27,841 34,281
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +1.27%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -7 2,040 £37,000 -1.33% 427
UK excluding London -14 1,419 £35,000 -1.41% 359
London -4 688 £38,000 -15.56% 88
South East +12 447 £33,500 -10.67% 82
North of England -13 314 £35,750 +2.14% 89
South West +36 231 £37,500 +7.14% 56
Midlands -15 224 £33,000 -8.01% 72
Yorkshire +31 160 £34,250 -2.14% 29
North West -16 146 £37,500 +15.38% 46
East of England -20 132 £40,000 +14.29% 40
East Midlands -6 112 £31,500 -3.08% 40
West Midlands -45 112 £34,750 -10.90% 32
Scotland +14 36 £36,335 -9.16% 10
Wales -21 31 £35,000 -2.78% 9
North East -31 8 £33,500 -38.66% 14
Northern Ireland +7 4 £37,500 +7.14% 1

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 2,189 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,528 (69.80%) Active Directory
3 1,506 (68.80%) Windows Server
4 1,336 (61.03%) Microsoft
5 1,173 (53.59%) Office 365
6 1,091 (49.84%) VMware
7 825 (37.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 737 (33.67%) Azure
9 709 (32.39%) Windows 10
10 680 (31.06%) VMware Infrastructure
11 674 (30.79%) MS Exchange
12 659 (30.11%) DNS
13 608 (27.78%) DHCP
14 604 (27.59%) Firewall
15 505 (23.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 490 (22.38%) Hyper-V
17 484 (22.11%) Windows 7
18 462 (21.11%) Cisco
19 446 (20.37%) ITIL
20 437 (19.96%) Microsoft Office
21 436 (19.92%) PowerShell
22 419 (19.14%) Citrix
23 369 (16.86%) TCP/IP
24 367 (16.77%) Microsoft Certification
25 350 (15.99%) Exchange Server 2010
26 345 (15.76%) Linux
27 324 (14.80%) Exchange Server 2013
28 321 (14.66%) SQL Server
28 321 (14.66%) SQL
29 310 (14.16%) 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
1 674 (30.79%) MS Exchange
2 350 (15.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 324 (14.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 182 (8.31%) SharePoint
5 135 (6.17%) IIS
5 135 (6.17%) Skype for Business
6 59 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 21 (0.96%) IBM Notes
8 19 (0.87%) JBoss
9 17 (0.78%) Apache
10 15 (0.69%) IBM Domino
11 14 (0.64%) Confluence
12 12 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (0.37%) Drupal
13 8 (0.37%) nginx
13 8 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.37%) Tornado
14 7 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 437 (19.96%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.23%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.091%) Windchill
8 1 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.046%) FileZilla
8 1 (0.046%) InDesign
8 1 (0.046%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.41%) Elite 3E
3 7 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.046%) Eze OMS
5 1 (0.046%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.046%) Q-Pulse
5 1 (0.046%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.046%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.046%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1,173 (53.59%) Office 365
2 737 (33.67%) Azure
3 243 (11.10%) AWS
4 120 (5.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 67 (3.06%) IaaS
6 66 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
7 51 (2.33%) SaaS
8 35 (1.60%) OneDrive
8 35 (1.60%) PaaS
9 32 (1.46%) Mimecast
10 25 (1.14%) Power Platform
11 24 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
12 23 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
12 23 (1.05%) G Suite
13 21 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
13 21 (0.96%) Amazon ECS
14 20 (0.91%) OpenShift
15 19 (0.87%) Serverless
15 19 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 18 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 659 (30.11%) DNS
2 608 (27.78%) DHCP
3 604 (27.59%) Firewall
4 369 (16.86%) TCP/IP
5 302 (13.80%) LAN
6 300 (13.70%) WAN
7 244 (11.15%) VPN
8 224 (10.23%) SAN
9 188 (8.59%) VoIP
10 178 (8.13%) VLAN
11 140 (6.40%) Skype
12 104 (4.75%) Wireless
13 101 (4.61%) Internet
14 79 (3.61%) Remote Desktop
15 74 (3.38%) NAS
16 71 (3.24%) NetScaler
17 66 (3.02%) Wi-Fi
18 52 (2.38%) Network Security
19 42 (1.92%) SMTP
20 35 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 321 (14.66%) SQL Server
2 88 (4.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 61 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 61 (2.79%) SQL Server 2016
4 45 (2.06%) SQL Server 2014
5 31 (1.42%) MySQL
6 29 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
7 27 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 23 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
9 21 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 17 (0.78%) Power BI
10 17 (0.78%) Relational Database
11 14 (0.64%) Oracle Database
12 13 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
14 11 (0.50%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (0.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 8 (0.37%) MongoDB
17 8 (0.37%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 38 (1.74%) JIRA
3 34 (1.55%) Jenkins
4 18 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
5 17 (0.78%) GitLab
5 17 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
6 16 (0.73%) TeamCity
6 16 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
7 14 (0.64%) Visual Studio
8 13 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (0.41%) Bitbucket
10 9 (0.41%) Maven
10 9 (0.41%) SonarQube
11 6 (0.27%) Artifactory
11 6 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (0.27%) WinDbg
12 5 (0.23%) MSI
12 5 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 4 (0.18%) Redmine
General
1 271 (12.38%) Finance
2 105 (4.80%) Public Sector
3 93 (4.25%) Law
4 87 (3.97%) Telecoms
5 61 (2.79%) Retail
6 52 (2.38%) Legal
7 42 (1.92%) Manufacturing
8 39 (1.78%) Aerospace
9 31 (1.42%) Military
10 26 (1.19%) Banking
10 26 (1.19%) Marketing
11 21 (0.96%) Back Office
12 18 (0.82%) Advertising
13 16 (0.73%) Publishing
14 10 (0.46%) Electronics
14 10 (0.46%) Online Betting
15 9 (0.41%) Local Government
16 7 (0.32%) Investment Banking
17 6 (0.27%) Automotive
17 6 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 430 (19.64%) Support Engineer
2 385 (17.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 357 (16.31%) Analyst
4 333 (15.21%) IT Support
5 289 (13.20%) IT Engineer
6 197 (9.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 196 (8.95%) 2nd Line Support
8 165 (7.54%) Support Analyst
9 147 (6.72%) IT Support Engineer
10 135 (6.17%) Administrator
11 132 (6.03%) IT Analyst
12 131 (5.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 131 (5.98%) 3rd Line Support
13 107 (4.89%) Systems Engineer
14 102 (4.66%) Systems Administrator
15 100 (4.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 100 (4.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 89 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 85 (3.88%) Azure Engineer
18 84 (3.84%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (3.20%) .NET
2 58 (2.65%) Web Services
3 31 (1.42%) .NET Framework
4 30 (1.37%) LDAP
5 27 (1.23%) JSON
6 25 (1.14%) XML
7 20 (0.91%) ASP.NET
7 20 (0.91%) WSH
8 19 (0.87%) CSS
9 18 (0.82%) HTML
10 17 (0.78%) Middleware
10 17 (0.78%) SOAP
11 14 (0.64%) AngularJS
12 12 (0.55%) REST
13 11 (0.50%) LAMP
13 11 (0.50%) Node.js
13 11 (0.50%) RESTful
14 9 (0.41%) Apache Flex
14 9 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
15 8 (0.37%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 139 (6.35%) Management Information System
2 133 (6.08%) Data Centre
3 103 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
4 97 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
5 64 (2.92%) Replication
6 60 (2.74%) Driving Licence
7 54 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
8 53 (2.42%) Clustering
9 46 (2.10%) iPhone
10 42 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
11 31 (1.42%) PKI
11 31 (1.42%) Public Cloud
12 28 (1.28%) Blackberry
13 24 (1.10%) iPad
14 22 (1.01%) Private Cloud
15 17 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
16 16 (0.73%) Blog
16 16 (0.73%) CMDB
17 15 (0.69%) Smartphone
18 14 (0.64%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2,189 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,506 (68.80%) Windows Server
3 825 (37.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 709 (32.39%) Windows 10
5 484 (22.11%) Windows 7
6 345 (15.76%) Linux
7 206 (9.41%) Windows 8
8 205 (9.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 67 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 51 (2.33%) Mac OS
11 48 (2.19%) Android
12 47 (2.15%) CentOS
13 42 (1.92%) Mac OS X
14 35 (1.60%) Ubuntu
15 31 (1.42%) Apple iOS
16 29 (1.32%) Windows XP
17 25 (1.14%) Unix
18 19 (0.87%) Windows Vista
19 15 (0.69%) AIX
20 13 (0.59%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 505 (23.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 446 (20.37%) ITIL
3 283 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
4 161 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
5 135 (6.17%) DevOps
6 121 (5.53%) Change Management
7 109 (4.98%) Mentoring
7 109 (4.98%) Patch Management
8 99 (4.52%) Cybersecurity
8 99 (4.52%) Time Management
9 97 (4.43%) Information Security
10 96 (4.39%) Server Management
11 93 (4.25%) Disaster Recovery
12 89 (4.07%) Incident Management
13 87 (3.97%) Migration
13 87 (3.97%) Service Delivery
14 75 (3.43%) Project Delivery
15 74 (3.38%) Project Management
16 67 (3.06%) Coaching
17 65 (2.97%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 436 (19.92%) PowerShell
2 321 (14.66%) SQL
3 55 (2.51%) C#
4 54 (2.47%) VBScript
5 38 (1.74%) T-SQL
6 35 (1.60%) Python
7 26 (1.19%) Shell Script
8 24 (1.10%) Bash Shell
9 19 (0.87%) C
10 18 (0.82%) Java
11 17 (0.78%) VB.NET
12 16 (0.73%) JavaScript
13 15 (0.69%) VB
14 13 (0.59%) Perl
15 11 (0.50%) PL/SQL
16 10 (0.46%) Ruby
17 9 (0.41%) VBA
18 8 (0.37%) PHP
19 7 (0.32%) XPath
20 6 (0.27%) R
Qualifications
1 367 (16.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 223 (10.19%) MCSE
3 202 (9.23%) MCSA
4 164 (7.49%) Cisco Certification
5 149 (6.81%) Security Cleared
6 136 (6.21%) Degree
7 131 (5.98%) CCNA
8 96 (4.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 79 (3.61%) SC Cleared
10 60 (2.74%) MCP
11 56 (2.56%) DV Cleared
12 47 (2.15%) CCNP
13 44 (2.01%) DBS Check
14 39 (1.78%) MCITP
15 33 (1.51%) A+ Certification
15 33 (1.51%) Citrix Certification
16 25 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
17 24 (1.10%) CCA
18 17 (0.78%) CEH
18 17 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 207 (9.46%) SLA
2 71 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (1.46%) PCI DSS
4 30 (1.37%) GDPR
5 27 (1.23%) COBIT
6 26 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials
7 11 (0.50%) NIST
8 8 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.27%) Actionable Recommendations
10 4 (0.18%) QA
11 3 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.14%) EMIR
11 3 (0.14%) MiFID
11 3 (0.14%) NCSC
12 2 (0.091%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.091%) PMO
12 2 (0.091%) RMADS
13 1 (0.046%) DICOM
13 1 (0.046%) HL7
System Software
1 1,528 (69.80%) Active Directory
2 680 (31.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 490 (22.38%) Hyper-V
4 196 (8.95%) XenApp
5 195 (8.91%) vSphere
6 156 (7.13%) VMware ESXi
7 107 (4.89%) XenDesktop
8 66 (3.02%) Virtual Machines
9 54 (2.47%) Docker
10 40 (1.83%) VMware NSX
11 31 (1.42%) Terminal Services
12 30 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
13 28 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
14 24 (1.10%) VirtualBox
15 19 (0.87%) BitLocker
16 18 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
17 15 (0.69%) DFS Replication
17 15 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 14 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
19 12 (0.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 310 (14.16%) SCCM
2 99 (4.52%) WSUS
3 97 (4.43%) SCOM
4 74 (3.38%) Microsoft Intune
5 68 (3.11%) Ansible
6 60 (2.74%) Backup Exec
7 46 (2.10%) vCenter Server
8 45 (2.06%) Terraform
9 40 (1.83%) Kubernetes
10 39 (1.78%) SCOrch
11 38 (1.74%) Norton AntiVirus
12 32 (1.46%) vRealize
13 28 (1.28%) SCVMM
14 27 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
14 27 (1.23%) Nagios
15 26 (1.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 23 (1.05%) Nessus
16 23 (1.05%) Puppet
17 22 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
18 20 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1,336 (61.03%) Microsoft
2 1,091 (49.84%) VMware
3 462 (21.11%) Cisco
4 419 (19.14%) Citrix
5 175 (7.99%) HP
6 159 (7.26%) Veeam
7 89 (4.07%) Red Hat
8 82 (3.75%) Apple
9 75 (3.43%) Dell
10 71 (3.24%) Symantec
11 63 (2.88%) McAfee
12 56 (2.56%) NetApp
12 56 (2.56%) Sophos
13 51 (2.33%) Ivanti
14 47 (2.15%) CommVault
14 47 (2.15%) SonicWALL
15 45 (2.06%) Meraki
15 45 (2.06%) Mitel
15 45 (2.06%) Oracle
16 43 (1.96%) Palo Alto