Period
to 9 July 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 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 215 197 168
Rank change year-on-year -18 -29 -36
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1,220 2,724 3,544
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.57% 1.85% 2.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.37% 8.06% 8.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,066 2,363 2,970
Median annual salary £41,250 £39,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.43% +8.22% -3.95%
10th Percentile £24,625 £24,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year - +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 16,544 33,776 41,210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.24% 22.95% 23.20%
Number of salaries quoted 13,456 26,794 33,223
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 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 -31 1,117 £42,500 +6.25% 100
UK excluding London -17 791 £37,500 - 84
London -2 392 £52,500 +16.67% 23
South East -9 234 £40,000 - 24
North of England -11 190 £37,500 - 22
Midlands +3 111 £35,000 +5.26% 15
North West 0 98 £50,000 +31.58% 15
East of England +46 95 £40,000 +6.67% 6
South West -46 89 £34,000 -15.00% 10
Work from Home +55 63 £45,000 +5.88% 14
East Midlands +45 63 £35,000 +1.45% 8
Yorkshire -5 59 £35,250 +0.71% 5
Scotland +62 55 £35,000 -26.32% 2
West Midlands -7 46 £41,000 +26.15% 7
North East +31 33 £28,500 -18.57% 2
Wales +19 14 £32,750 -20.61% 5
Northern Ireland +22 4 £46,000 +22.67%

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 1,220 (100.00%) Windows
2 954 (78.20%) Windows Server
3 811 (66.48%) Active Directory
4 761 (62.38%) Microsoft
5 723 (59.26%) Windows Server 2016
6 660 (54.10%) Office 365
7 597 (48.93%) VMware
8 507 (41.56%) Azure
9 417 (34.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 383 (31.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 374 (30.66%) Windows 10
12 356 (29.18%) DNS
13 317 (25.98%) DHCP
14 313 (25.66%) Firewall
15 306 (25.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 305 (25.00%) Hyper-V
17 275 (22.54%) MS Exchange
18 273 (22.38%) Cisco
18 273 (22.38%) SQL Server
19 266 (21.80%) PowerShell
20 246 (20.16%) Microsoft Office
21 239 (19.59%) Citrix
22 238 (19.51%) SQL
22 238 (19.51%) Windows 7
23 237 (19.43%) TCP/IP
24 228 (18.69%) ITIL
25 198 (16.23%) AWS
26 195 (15.98%) Finance
27 190 (15.57%) Windows Server 2019
28 177 (14.51%) 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
1 275 (22.54%) MS Exchange
2 145 (11.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 139 (11.39%) SharePoint
4 138 (11.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 99 (8.11%) IIS
6 61 (5.00%) Skype for Business
7 28 (2.30%) Tomcat
8 14 (1.15%) Apache
9 13 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (0.90%) Confluence
11 6 (0.49%) SAS
12 5 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.25%) Oracle Application Server
13 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.082%) Exchange Server 2000
15 1 (0.082%) Joomla!
15 1 (0.082%) WebSphere
Applications
1 246 (20.16%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.25%) FileZilla
6 1 (0.082%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 14 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.33%) FastStats
3 4 (0.33%) Unica
4 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.25%) Exchequer
4 3 (0.25%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.25%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.16%) Rolfe and Nolan
6 1 (0.082%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.082%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.082%) Faxination
6 1 (0.082%) Salerio
6 1 (0.082%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 660 (54.10%) Office 365
2 507 (41.56%) Azure
3 198 (16.23%) AWS
4 132 (10.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 59 (4.84%) IaaS
6 47 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
7 45 (3.69%) OneDrive
8 39 (3.20%) PaaS
9 33 (2.70%) SaaS
10 31 (2.54%) Mimecast
11 26 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
12 20 (1.64%) Power Platform
13 17 (1.39%) G Suite
14 14 (1.15%) GCP
15 10 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 10 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
15 10 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 9 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
17 8 (0.66%) Amazon S3
17 8 (0.66%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 356 (29.18%) DNS
2 317 (25.98%) DHCP
3 313 (25.66%) Firewall
4 237 (19.43%) TCP/IP
5 171 (14.02%) LAN
6 165 (13.52%) WAN
7 158 (12.95%) SAN
8 139 (11.39%) VPN
9 104 (8.52%) VoIP
10 88 (7.21%) VLAN
11 78 (6.39%) Skype
12 70 (5.74%) Internet
13 62 (5.08%) NetScaler
14 56 (4.59%) Wireless
15 50 (4.10%) NAS
16 42 (3.44%) Remote Desktop
17 38 (3.11%) Wi-Fi
18 29 (2.38%) Network Security
19 25 (2.05%) Cisco ASA
20 24 (1.97%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (22.38%) SQL Server
2 67 (5.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 49 (4.02%) SQL Server 2014
4 45 (3.69%) SQL Server 2016
5 42 (3.44%) Amazon RDS
6 28 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (1.56%) SQL Server 2017
9 18 (1.48%) MySQL
10 14 (1.15%) NoSQL
10 14 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (0.98%) Power BI
12 10 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 4 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (0.33%) MS Access
15 3 (0.25%) MongoDB
15 3 (0.25%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2019
16 2 (0.16%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 27 (2.21%) JIRA
2 19 (1.56%) Jenkins
3 18 (1.48%) Git (software)
4 14 (1.15%) Visual Studio
5 12 (0.98%) GitLab
6 11 (0.90%) Ant
6 11 (0.90%) JUnit
6 11 (0.90%) Maven
6 11 (0.90%) Selenium
7 9 (0.74%) WinDbg
8 8 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (0.49%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (0.33%) Bazaar
11 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (0.082%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.082%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.082%) Sonatype Nexus
13 1 (0.082%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 195 (15.98%) Finance
2 40 (3.28%) Legal
3 35 (2.87%) Banking
4 29 (2.38%) Manufacturing
5 28 (2.30%) Law
6 27 (2.21%) Telecoms
7 19 (1.56%) Public Sector
8 18 (1.48%) Retail
9 16 (1.31%) Advertising
10 14 (1.15%) Back Office
11 11 (0.90%) Marketing
12 7 (0.57%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.57%) Local Government
13 4 (0.33%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.25%) Billing
14 3 (0.25%) Electronics
14 3 (0.25%) Military
14 3 (0.25%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 232 (19.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 217 (17.79%) Support Engineer
3 198 (16.23%) Analyst
4 192 (15.74%) IT Engineer
5 160 (13.11%) IT Support
6 112 (9.18%) Support Analyst
7 111 (9.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 91 (7.46%) IT Support Engineer
9 89 (7.30%) 3rd Line Support
10 82 (6.72%) 2nd Line Support
11 72 (5.90%) Systems Engineer
12 60 (4.92%) Administrator
13 59 (4.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 57 (4.67%) Server Engineer
15 55 (4.51%) Applications Support
16 54 (4.43%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
17 49 (4.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 48 (3.93%) IT Analyst
18 48 (3.93%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 48 (3.93%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (3.44%) .NET
2 31 (2.54%) HTML
3 28 (2.30%) AngularJS
4 26 (2.13%) CSS
5 22 (1.80%) Web Services
6 21 (1.72%) ASP.NET
7 20 (1.64%) LDAP
8 16 (1.31%) .NET Framework
9 15 (1.23%) JSON
9 15 (1.23%) React
10 13 (1.07%) jQuery
11 12 (0.98%) Django
11 12 (0.98%) Laravel
11 12 (0.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 12 (0.98%) WSH
12 11 (0.90%) Hibernate
12 11 (0.90%) Spring
13 10 (0.82%) HTML5
13 10 (0.82%) Vue.js
14 9 (0.74%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 103 (8.44%) Data Centre
2 59 (4.84%) Management Information System
3 56 (4.59%) Self-Motivation
4 49 (4.02%) Replication
5 48 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
6 39 (3.20%) Clustering
7 34 (2.79%) Driving Licence
8 23 (1.89%) PKI
9 18 (1.48%) iPhone
9 18 (1.48%) Public Cloud
10 17 (1.39%) Device Driver
10 17 (1.39%) Private Cloud
11 14 (1.15%) CMDB
12 13 (1.07%) Handset
12 13 (1.07%) Life Science
12 13 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
13 12 (0.98%) iPad
13 12 (0.98%) User Experience
14 11 (0.90%) HP Storage
14 11 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,220 (100.00%) Windows
2 954 (78.20%) Windows Server
3 723 (59.26%) Windows Server 2016
4 383 (31.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 374 (30.66%) Windows 10
6 238 (19.51%) Windows 7
7 190 (15.57%) Windows Server 2019
8 177 (14.51%) Linux
9 98 (8.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 87 (7.13%) Windows 8
11 57 (4.67%) CentOS
12 37 (3.03%) Unix
13 32 (2.62%) Ubuntu
14 28 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 23 (1.89%) Mac OS X
16 22 (1.80%) Android
17 14 (1.15%) Apple iOS
18 12 (0.98%) Oracle Linux
19 8 (0.66%) Debian
19 8 (0.66%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (25.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 228 (18.69%) ITIL
3 156 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
4 93 (7.62%) Disaster Recovery
5 73 (5.98%) DevOps
6 72 (5.90%) Project Management
7 63 (5.16%) Agile Software Development
7 63 (5.16%) Server Management
8 60 (4.92%) Incident Management
9 55 (4.51%) Project Delivery
10 53 (4.34%) Migration
10 53 (4.34%) Release Management
10 53 (4.34%) Service Delivery
11 52 (4.26%) Mentoring
12 51 (4.18%) Change Management
13 47 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
14 44 (3.61%) Information Security
15 43 (3.52%) Continuous Improvement
16 42 (3.44%) Computer Science
17 36 (2.95%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 266 (21.80%) PowerShell
2 238 (19.51%) SQL
3 43 (3.52%) Python
3 43 (3.52%) T-SQL
4 36 (2.95%) VBScript
5 33 (2.70%) JavaScript
6 26 (2.13%) C#
7 23 (1.89%) Bash Shell
8 22 (1.80%) Java
9 16 (1.31%) Shell Script
10 15 (1.23%) PHP
11 12 (0.98%) VB
12 10 (0.82%) C
13 9 (0.74%) Perl
14 8 (0.66%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.49%) PHP 5
16 5 (0.41%) R
17 3 (0.25%) Google Apps Script
17 3 (0.25%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 159 (13.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 108 (8.85%) MCSE
3 103 (8.44%) Degree
4 75 (6.15%) MCP
5 61 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
6 57 (4.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 43 (3.52%) Security Cleared
8 42 (3.44%) MCSA
9 40 (3.28%) CCNA
10 39 (3.20%) MCITP
11 34 (2.79%) ITIL Certification
12 32 (2.62%) SC Cleared
13 24 (1.97%) CCNP
14 16 (1.31%) A+ Certification
15 15 (1.23%) DV Cleared
16 14 (1.15%) DBS Check
16 14 (1.15%) MCTS
16 14 (1.15%) VCP5
17 12 (0.98%) CCA
17 12 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (7.70%) SLA
2 46 (3.77%) GDPR
3 41 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (2.21%) QA
5 14 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (0.66%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.33%) NIST
8 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.082%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.082%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.082%) NCSC
9 1 (0.082%) PMO
System Software
1 811 (66.48%) Active Directory
2 417 (34.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 305 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 125 (10.25%) VMware ESXi
5 117 (9.59%) vSphere
6 86 (7.05%) XenApp
7 59 (4.84%) XenDesktop
8 41 (3.36%) Virtual Machines
9 26 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
10 22 (1.80%) Docker
11 19 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
12 15 (1.23%) Terminal Services
13 14 (1.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 13 (1.07%) Firmware
15 12 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
16 11 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 9 (0.74%) Terminal Server
18 8 (0.66%) BitLocker
18 8 (0.66%) DFS Replication
18 8 (0.66%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 166 (13.61%) SCCM
2 65 (5.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 50 (4.10%) WSUS
4 43 (3.52%) Backup Exec
5 39 (3.20%) vCenter Server
6 37 (3.03%) SCOM
7 34 (2.79%) Ansible
8 26 (2.13%) Terraform
9 25 (2.05%) Microsoft Clustering
10 24 (1.97%) Kubernetes
11 21 (1.72%) vRealize
12 20 (1.64%) SCVMM
13 18 (1.48%) Puppet
14 17 (1.39%) FortiGate
15 16 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
16 15 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
17 13 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
18 9 (0.74%) SCOrch
18 9 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 9 (0.74%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 761 (62.38%) Microsoft
2 597 (48.93%) VMware
3 273 (22.38%) Cisco
4 239 (19.59%) Citrix
5 163 (13.36%) HP
6 93 (7.62%) Dell
6 93 (7.62%) Veeam
7 63 (5.16%) Red Hat
8 46 (3.77%) Juniper
9 42 (3.44%) NetApp
10 34 (2.79%) Meraki
11 33 (2.70%) Apple
12 32 (2.62%) Symantec
13 31 (2.54%) Oracle
14 30 (2.46%) CommVault
14 30 (2.46%) Sophos
15 29 (2.38%) Google
16 27 (2.21%) IBM
16 27 (2.21%) SolarWinds
17 26 (2.13%) SonicWALL