Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 129 118
Rank change year-on-year -12 -11 +14
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 4,148 4,482 5,474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.38% 2.55% 2.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.83% 10.43% 10.09%
Number of salaries quoted 3,592 3,979 4,928
UK median annual salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.33% - -
10th Percentile £22,025 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -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 42,207 42,967 54,261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.18% 24.43% 26.18%
Number of salaries quoted 34,531 36,273 45,879
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +1.15% +2.35%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +6.67%

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 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2012 in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Top 18 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 23 January 2018. 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 -18 3,829 £37,000 -1.33% 554
UK excluding London -16 2,767 £34,000 -2.86% 386
London -24 1,285 £45,000 +5.88% 191
South East -29 818 £32,500 -16.67% 97
North of England +12 761 £32,500 -4.41% 101
North West +19 371 £30,000 -7.69% 54
South West -2 369 £33,250 +2.31% 37
Midlands -20 334 £35,000 +4.48% 89
Yorkshire 0 314 £35,000 - 40
East of England -6 261 £37,500 -8.81% 39
West Midlands -30 205 £35,750 +10.00% 36
East Midlands +2 129 £32,500 -7.14% 53
Scotland -25 124 £41,000 +13.89% 12
Wales +62 92 £31,500 -11.89% 9
North East +9 79 £32,500 -13.33% 7
Northern Ireland -20 12 £25,500 - 2
Channel Islands 0 5 £32,500 -10.96%
Isle of Man -6 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 4,148 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,942 (70.93%) Windows Server
3 2,771 (66.80%) Active Directory
4 2,625 (63.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 2,530 (60.99%) Microsoft
6 2,363 (56.97%) VMware
7 1,525 (36.76%) Office 365
8 1,379 (33.24%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1,290 (31.10%) MS Exchange
10 1,281 (30.88%) Hyper-V
11 1,181 (28.47%) Windows 7
12 1,120 (27.00%) Windows 10
13 1,110 (26.76%) ITIL
14 991 (23.89%) Cisco
15 979 (23.60%) Citrix
16 976 (23.53%) DNS
17 957 (23.07%) Firewall
18 919 (22.16%) SQL Server
19 894 (21.55%) Microsoft Azure
20 794 (19.14%) PowerShell
21 779 (18.78%) Microsoft Certification
22 763 (18.39%) SQL
23 761 (18.35%) Exchange Server 2010
24 752 (18.13%) DHCP
25 744 (17.94%) SAN
26 700 (16.88%) TCP/IP
27 689 (16.61%) SCCM
28 666 (16.06%) Microsoft Office
29 618 (14.90%) Exchange Server 2013
30 588 (14.18%) Finance

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 1,290 (31.10%) MS Exchange
2 761 (18.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 618 (14.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 381 (9.19%) SharePoint
5 364 (8.78%) IIS
6 237 (5.71%) Skype for Business
7 204 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 93 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2003
9 62 (1.49%) Tomcat
10 60 (1.45%) Apache
11 52 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
12 44 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 27 (0.65%) Confluence
13 27 (0.65%) JBoss
14 23 (0.55%) IBM Notes
14 23 (0.55%) SAS
15 21 (0.51%) IBM Domino
16 17 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
17 16 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
18 13 (0.31%) nginx
Applications
1 666 (16.06%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.096%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.072%) SPSS
8 1 (0.024%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.024%) Steinberg Cubase
Business Applications
1 51 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
3 20 (0.48%) Elite 3E
4 11 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 10 (0.24%) MetaTrader
6 8 (0.19%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.12%) ResourceLink
8 4 (0.096%) Sage 200
9 3 (0.072%) Relativity
9 3 (0.072%) Rolfe and Nolan
9 3 (0.072%) Sage 1000
9 3 (0.072%) Sage 500
9 3 (0.072%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.048%) Endur
10 2 (0.048%) Epicor Tropos
10 2 (0.048%) FLEXCUBE
10 2 (0.048%) Misys Equation
10 2 (0.048%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,525 (36.76%) Office 365
2 894 (21.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 349 (8.41%) Amazon AWS
4 87 (2.10%) Azure Active Directory
5 82 (1.98%) IaaS
6 77 (1.86%) Mimecast
7 55 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
8 41 (0.99%) PaaS
9 32 (0.77%) G Suite
9 32 (0.77%) SaaS
10 30 (0.72%) OneDrive
11 27 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 15 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 14 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
14 12 (0.29%) Amazon S3
15 11 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
16 10 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
17 9 (0.22%) GitHub
18 6 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
19 5 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 976 (23.53%) DNS
2 957 (23.07%) Firewall
3 752 (18.13%) DHCP
4 744 (17.94%) SAN
5 700 (16.88%) TCP/IP
6 576 (13.89%) WAN
7 553 (13.33%) LAN
8 310 (7.47%) VPN
9 251 (6.05%) VLAN
10 214 (5.16%) VoIP
11 189 (4.56%) Skype
12 169 (4.07%) NAS
13 132 (3.18%) Network Security
14 130 (3.13%) Internet
15 126 (3.04%) NetScaler
16 102 (2.46%) Wireless
17 94 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
18 91 (2.19%) Cisco ASA
19 85 (2.05%) Remote Desktop
20 78 (1.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 919 (22.16%) SQL Server
2 184 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 174 (4.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 113 (2.72%) SQL Server 2014
5 53 (1.28%) MySQL
5 53 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 52 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 50 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
8 47 (1.13%) Oracle Database
9 40 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 39 (0.94%) NoSQL
11 31 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
12 27 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
13 25 (0.60%) Relational Database
14 24 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
14 24 (0.58%) MongoDB
15 19 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 14 (0.34%) DTS
16 14 (0.34%) GIS
16 14 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 68 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 64 (1.54%) MSI
3 54 (1.30%) Visual Studio
4 48 (1.16%) JIRA
5 36 (0.87%) Git (software)
6 35 (0.84%) TeamCity
7 32 (0.77%) Jenkins
8 26 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
9 14 (0.34%) Ant
9 14 (0.34%) Eclipse
9 14 (0.34%) NuGet
10 13 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 12 (0.29%) Selenium
12 11 (0.27%) Hudson
12 11 (0.27%) Maven
13 10 (0.24%) Fiddler
13 10 (0.24%) IntelliJ
13 10 (0.24%) ReSharper
13 10 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
14 9 (0.22%) Toad
General
1 588 (14.18%) Finance
2 134 (3.23%) Banking
3 123 (2.97%) Law
3 123 (2.97%) Legal
4 117 (2.82%) Retail
5 115 (2.77%) Telecoms
6 63 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 54 (1.30%) Investment Banking
8 52 (1.25%) Advertising
9 46 (1.11%) Marketing
10 43 (1.04%) Military
11 41 (0.99%) Billing
12 32 (0.77%) Retail Banking
13 28 (0.68%) Financial Institution
14 24 (0.58%) Publishing
15 23 (0.55%) Electronics
16 21 (0.51%) Back Office
17 18 (0.43%) Games
18 14 (0.34%) Automotive
19 12 (0.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 887 (21.38%) Support Engineer
2 774 (18.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 629 (15.16%) Analyst
4 517 (12.46%) IT Support
5 477 (11.50%) IT Engineer
6 443 (10.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 372 (8.97%) 2nd Line Support
8 355 (8.56%) Support Analyst
9 303 (7.30%) 3rd Line Support
10 288 (6.94%) IT Support Engineer
11 287 (6.92%) Windows Engineer
12 248 (5.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 227 (5.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 203 (4.89%) Server Engineer
15 201 (4.85%) Systems Engineer
16 200 (4.82%) Administrator
17 192 (4.63%) VMware Engineer
18 188 (4.53%) Desktop Support
19 183 (4.41%) Infrastructure Support
20 176 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (3.57%) Web Services
2 113 (2.72%) .NET
3 61 (1.47%) Software Packaging
4 54 (1.30%) HTML
5 53 (1.28%) CSS
6 48 (1.16%) ASP.NET
7 47 (1.13%) XML
8 35 (0.84%) LDAP
9 27 (0.65%) J2EE
10 24 (0.58%) WCF
11 21 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
12 20 (0.48%) HTML5
12 20 (0.48%) JSON
12 20 (0.48%) SOAP
13 19 (0.46%) REST
14 17 (0.41%) WSH
15 14 (0.34%) .NET Framework
16 13 (0.31%) LAMP
16 13 (0.31%) Node.js
17 10 (0.24%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 351 (8.46%) Data Centre
2 259 (6.24%) Clustering
3 213 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
4 118 (2.84%) Computer Science
5 113 (2.72%) Driving Licence
6 112 (2.70%) Replication
7 89 (2.15%) Fat Client
7 89 (2.15%) Thin Client
8 83 (2.00%) Management Information System
9 78 (1.88%) Blackberry
10 60 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
11 56 (1.35%) Hedge funds
12 51 (1.23%) Virtual Team
13 49 (1.18%) Client/Server
14 46 (1.11%) iPhone
14 46 (1.11%) Public Cloud
15 44 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 44 (1.06%) PKI
16 40 (0.96%) iPad
16 40 (0.96%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4,148 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,942 (70.93%) Windows Server
3 2,625 (63.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 1,181 (28.47%) Windows 7
5 1,120 (27.00%) Windows 10
6 484 (11.67%) Windows 8
7 477 (11.50%) Linux
8 463 (11.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 153 (3.69%) Windows XP
10 131 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 111 (2.68%) Mac OS X
12 98 (2.36%) CentOS
13 82 (1.98%) Unix
14 60 (1.45%) Android
15 56 (1.35%) Ubuntu
16 46 (1.11%) Mac OS
17 41 (0.99%) Apple iOS
18 36 (0.87%) Windows Vista
19 26 (0.63%) Solaris
20 21 (0.51%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,110 (26.76%) ITIL
2 259 (6.24%) Service Delivery
3 203 (4.89%) Disaster Recovery
4 194 (4.68%) Migration
5 173 (4.17%) Problem Management
5 173 (4.17%) Time Management
6 172 (4.15%) Change Management
7 169 (4.07%) Mentoring
8 167 (4.03%) Service Management
9 166 (4.00%) Presales
10 160 (3.86%) Project Management
11 155 (3.74%) Configuration Management
12 140 (3.38%) DevOps
13 137 (3.30%) ITIL V3
14 134 (3.23%) ITSM
15 123 (2.97%) Asset Management
15 123 (2.97%) CRM
16 122 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
17 119 (2.87%) Continuous Improvement
18 111 (2.68%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 794 (19.14%) PowerShell
2 763 (18.39%) SQL
3 133 (3.21%) T-SQL
4 90 (2.17%) C#
5 85 (2.05%) JavaScript
6 83 (2.00%) VBScript
7 58 (1.40%) VB
8 53 (1.28%) Perl
9 46 (1.11%) Python
10 45 (1.08%) Java
11 44 (1.06%) C
12 32 (0.77%) Bash Shell
13 22 (0.53%) PHP
13 22 (0.53%) Shell Script
14 15 (0.36%) Ruby
14 15 (0.36%) VBA
15 8 (0.19%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.12%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.096%) C++
17 4 (0.096%) F#
Qualifications
1 779 (18.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 546 (13.16%) MCSE
3 399 (9.62%) Degree
4 311 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
5 280 (6.75%) CCNA
6 277 (6.68%) MCSA
7 243 (5.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 242 (5.83%) Security Cleared
9 172 (4.15%) MCP
10 166 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
11 138 (3.33%) MCITP
12 124 (2.99%) SC Cleared
13 112 (2.70%) CCNP
14 110 (2.65%) CCA
15 72 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
16 62 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
17 61 (1.47%) A+ Certification
18 56 (1.35%) DV Cleared
19 39 (0.94%) DBS Check
20 36 (0.87%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 350 (8.44%) SLA
2 48 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (0.96%) QA
4 35 (0.84%) GDPR
5 31 (0.75%) PCI DSS
6 24 (0.58%) ISO 9001
7 10 (0.24%) PMO
8 6 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.072%) COBIT
9 3 (0.072%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.048%) DICOM
10 2 (0.048%) GCP
10 2 (0.048%) HL7
10 2 (0.048%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.048%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.024%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.024%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.024%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.024%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.024%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2,771 (66.80%) Active Directory
2 1,379 (33.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,281 (30.88%) Hyper-V
4 452 (10.90%) VMware ESXi
5 439 (10.58%) XenApp
6 366 (8.82%) vSphere
7 263 (6.34%) XenDesktop
8 177 (4.27%) Microsoft App-V
9 100 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
10 99 (2.39%) XenServer
11 94 (2.27%) Terminal Services
12 87 (2.10%) Virtual Servers
13 75 (1.81%) Virtual Desktop
14 70 (1.69%) VirtualBox
15 58 (1.40%) DFS Replication
16 34 (0.82%) BitLocker
17 27 (0.65%) Docker
18 24 (0.58%) Terminal Server
19 23 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
20 22 (0.53%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 689 (16.61%) SCCM
2 321 (7.74%) SCOM
3 148 (3.57%) vCenter Server
4 141 (3.40%) Backup Exec
5 135 (3.25%) WSUS
6 104 (2.51%) Microsoft Clustering
7 95 (2.29%) SCOrch
8 69 (1.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 66 (1.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 59 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
11 57 (1.37%) SCVMM
12 56 (1.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 54 (1.30%) Puppet
14 51 (1.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 42 (1.01%) Failover Clustering
16 38 (0.92%) Simpana
17 32 (0.77%) Cisco CUCM
18 31 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
19 30 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
19 30 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2,530 (60.99%) Microsoft
2 2,363 (56.97%) VMware
3 991 (23.89%) Cisco
4 979 (23.60%) Citrix
5 410 (9.88%) HP
6 218 (5.26%) Veeam
7 190 (4.58%) Dell
8 175 (4.22%) Symantec
9 164 (3.95%) NetApp
10 151 (3.64%) Apple
11 149 (3.59%) Red Hat
12 137 (3.30%) Oracle
13 114 (2.75%) Juniper
14 100 (2.41%) CommVault
15 92 (2.22%) SolarWinds
16 81 (1.95%) McAfee
17 80 (1.93%) IBM
18 79 (1.90%) Sophos
19 78 (1.88%) F5
20 73 (1.76%) Veritas