Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 193 180 143
Rank change year-on-year -13 -37 -12
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 2,657 3,305 4,369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.87% 1.96% 2.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.20% 8.52% 9.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2,243 2,707 3,890
UK median annual salary £38,000 £37,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +1.33%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
% 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 32,392 38,799 43,923
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.84% 22.96% 24.79%
Number of salaries quoted 25,554 31,164 35,803
UK median annual salary £45,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.21% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,375 £25,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.22% +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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 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 -14 2,481 £38,000 +1.33% 460
UK excluding London -9 1,838 £37,500 +10.29% 393
London -40 744 £40,000 -9.09% 95
South East +1 550 £38,000 +11.76% 98
North of England -11 433 £37,500 +13.64% 99
South West +38 334 £37,500 +10.29% 59
Midlands -7 253 £33,000 +1.54% 74
North West -11 232 £40,000 +23.08% 54
Yorkshire -13 181 £35,000 -2.78% 36
East of England +21 156 £39,000 +4.00% 35
West Midlands -10 156 £32,500 +3.17% 51
East Midlands +16 97 £33,500 +3.08% 23
Scotland +34 81 £40,000 +6.67% 16
Wales -15 22 £37,250 +14.62% 11
North East +27 20 £35,000 +27.27% 9
Channel Islands +7 6 £30,000 +1.69%
Northern Ireland -32 3 £37,500 +15.38% 1

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 2,657 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,009 (75.61%) Windows Server
3 1,938 (72.94%) Active Directory
4 1,625 (61.16%) Microsoft
5 1,391 (52.35%) VMware
6 1,268 (47.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 1,260 (47.42%) Office 365
8 880 (33.12%) VMware Infrastructure
9 843 (31.73%) DNS
10 839 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
11 835 (31.43%) Windows 10
12 802 (30.18%) MS Exchange
13 780 (29.36%) Hyper-V
14 762 (28.68%) DHCP
15 750 (28.23%) Firewall
16 698 (26.27%) Windows 7
17 695 (26.16%) Cisco
18 652 (24.54%) ITIL
19 624 (23.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 581 (21.87%) PowerShell
21 558 (21.00%) Microsoft Office
22 511 (19.23%) WAN
23 484 (18.22%) Citrix
24 482 (18.14%) SCCM
25 481 (18.10%) Microsoft Certification
26 473 (17.80%) Linux
27 466 (17.54%) TCP/IP
28 451 (16.97%) LAN
29 444 (16.71%) SQL Server
30 429 (16.15%) SQL

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
1 802 (30.18%) MS Exchange
2 414 (15.58%) Exchange Server 2013
3 400 (15.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 236 (8.88%) SharePoint
5 187 (7.04%) IIS
6 165 (6.21%) Skype for Business
7 56 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
8 44 (1.66%) Apache
9 37 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
9 37 (1.39%) Tomcat
10 34 (1.28%) IBM Notes
11 27 (1.02%) CMS
11 27 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
12 24 (0.90%) Confluence
13 18 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
14 17 (0.64%) WebSphere
15 12 (0.45%) IBM HTTP Server
16 11 (0.41%) IBM Domino
17 10 (0.38%) JBoss
18 9 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 558 (21.00%) Microsoft Office
2 70 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
4 38 (1.43%) MS Visio
5 33 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.38%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.038%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 28 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.34%) Exchequer
3 8 (0.30%) Q-Pulse
4 7 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.26%) Sage CRM
5 6 (0.23%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.075%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.075%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.038%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.038%) Eze OMS
7 1 (0.038%) Magento
7 1 (0.038%) Pegasus Opera
7 1 (0.038%) Rolfe and Nolan
7 1 (0.038%) Sage 300 ERP
7 1 (0.038%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1,260 (47.42%) Office 365
2 839 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 300 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
4 101 (3.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 77 (2.90%) IaaS
6 49 (1.84%) PaaS
7 48 (1.81%) OneDrive
8 47 (1.77%) SaaS
9 31 (1.17%) Mimecast
10 28 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
11 24 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
12 20 (0.75%) G Suite
13 18 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
13 18 (0.68%) SoftLayer
14 17 (0.64%) Power Platform
15 11 (0.41%) Azure Stack
15 11 (0.41%) OpenShift
16 10 (0.38%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 9 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
18 6 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 843 (31.73%) DNS
2 762 (28.68%) DHCP
3 750 (28.23%) Firewall
4 511 (19.23%) WAN
5 466 (17.54%) TCP/IP
6 451 (16.97%) LAN
7 337 (12.68%) SAN
8 292 (10.99%) VPN
9 191 (7.19%) VLAN
10 178 (6.70%) VoIP
11 162 (6.10%) Skype
12 143 (5.38%) Wireless
13 141 (5.31%) Remote Desktop
14 129 (4.86%) Internet
15 99 (3.73%) Network Security
16 90 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
17 78 (2.94%) NAS
18 73 (2.75%) Cisco ASA
19 70 (2.63%) NetScaler
20 67 (2.52%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 444 (16.71%) SQL Server
2 114 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 82 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 66 (2.48%) SQL Server 2014
5 65 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 50 (1.88%) SQL Server 2016
7 43 (1.62%) Relational Database
8 36 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 29 (1.09%) MySQL
10 21 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
11 17 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
11 17 (0.64%) NoSQL
12 16 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
12 16 (0.60%) RDBMS
12 16 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
13 15 (0.56%) Power BI
14 14 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
14 14 (0.53%) SQL Server 2017
15 13 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (0.49%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 56 (2.11%) Git (software)
2 42 (1.58%) JIRA
3 41 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
4 33 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
5 32 (1.20%) Jenkins
6 21 (0.79%) TeamCity
7 18 (0.68%) Visual Studio
8 17 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 14 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 13 (0.49%) Bitbucket
10 13 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
11 12 (0.45%) Maven
12 11 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
13 9 (0.34%) Cucumber
13 9 (0.34%) MSI
13 9 (0.34%) Selenium
14 7 (0.26%) Subversion
15 5 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 5 (0.19%) WinDbg
General
1 305 (11.48%) Finance
2 154 (5.80%) Public Sector
3 101 (3.80%) Retail
4 97 (3.65%) Law
5 92 (3.46%) Telecoms
6 55 (2.07%) Aerospace
7 51 (1.92%) Legal
8 43 (1.62%) Manufacturing
8 43 (1.62%) Marketing
9 35 (1.32%) Banking
10 31 (1.17%) Military
11 21 (0.79%) Back Office
12 18 (0.68%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.49%) Automotive
14 9 (0.34%) Online Betting
15 8 (0.30%) Front Office
16 5 (0.19%) Electronics
16 5 (0.19%) Police
16 5 (0.19%) Publishing
17 4 (0.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 516 (19.42%) Analyst
2 489 (18.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 436 (16.41%) Support Engineer
4 349 (13.14%) IT Support
5 334 (12.57%) IT Engineer
6 245 (9.22%) Support Analyst
7 203 (7.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 202 (7.60%) 2nd Line Support
9 177 (6.66%) 3rd Line Support
10 158 (5.95%) IT Support Engineer
11 147 (5.53%) Administrator
12 140 (5.27%) IT Analyst
13 134 (5.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 131 (4.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 129 (4.86%) Windows Engineer
16 113 (4.25%) Systems Administrator
17 103 (3.88%) Infrastructure Support
18 101 (3.80%) Systems Engineer
19 100 (3.76%) IT Support Analyst
20 97 (3.65%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (2.71%) Web Services
2 67 (2.52%) .NET
3 26 (0.98%) CSS
4 24 (0.90%) HTML
5 22 (0.83%) .NET Framework
6 20 (0.75%) XML
7 18 (0.68%) 802.1X
8 16 (0.60%) ASP.NET
9 15 (0.56%) HTML5
10 14 (0.53%) RESTful
11 13 (0.49%) Apache Flex
11 13 (0.49%) SOAP
11 13 (0.49%) Software Packaging
12 12 (0.45%) Spring
13 11 (0.41%) LDAP
14 10 (0.38%) JSON
15 8 (0.30%) AngularJS
16 7 (0.26%) jQuery
16 7 (0.26%) REST
17 6 (0.23%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 198 (7.45%) Data Centre
2 183 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
3 154 (5.80%) Management Information System
4 146 (5.49%) Self-Motivation
5 87 (3.27%) Clustering
5 87 (3.27%) Driving Licence
6 83 (3.12%) PKI
6 83 (3.12%) Replication
7 76 (2.86%) iPhone
8 65 (2.45%) Hybrid Cloud
9 55 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
10 48 (1.81%) User Experience
11 45 (1.69%) Fat Client
11 45 (1.69%) Thin Client
12 42 (1.58%) iPad
13 40 (1.51%) Public Cloud
14 38 (1.43%) Blackberry
15 30 (1.13%) CMDB
16 26 (0.98%) Smartphone
17 20 (0.75%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 2,657 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,009 (75.61%) Windows Server
3 1,268 (47.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 835 (31.43%) Windows 10
5 698 (26.27%) Windows 7
6 473 (17.80%) Linux
7 294 (11.07%) Windows 8
8 257 (9.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 71 (2.67%) Android
10 68 (2.56%) Unix
11 57 (2.15%) CentOS
12 55 (2.07%) Windows XP
13 53 (1.99%) Mac OS
14 51 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 50 (1.88%) Apple iOS
16 47 (1.77%) Ubuntu
17 41 (1.54%) Mac OS X
18 35 (1.32%) Windows Vista
19 18 (0.68%) AIX
20 17 (0.64%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 652 (24.54%) ITIL
2 624 (23.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 358 (13.47%) Problem-Solving
4 188 (7.08%) Migration
5 169 (6.36%) Mentoring
6 168 (6.32%) Disaster Recovery
7 163 (6.13%) Project Delivery
8 142 (5.34%) Project Management
9 124 (4.67%) DevOps
10 118 (4.44%) ITIL V3
11 117 (4.40%) Agile Software Development
12 116 (4.37%) Data Protection
12 116 (4.37%) Time Management
13 112 (4.22%) Change Management
14 110 (4.14%) Service Management
15 109 (4.10%) Server Management
16 100 (3.76%) High Availability
16 100 (3.76%) Patch Management
17 93 (3.50%) Service Delivery
18 90 (3.39%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 581 (21.87%) PowerShell
2 429 (16.15%) SQL
3 80 (3.01%) T-SQL
4 67 (2.52%) Python
5 62 (2.33%) C#
6 50 (1.88%) VBScript
7 38 (1.43%) Shell Script
8 37 (1.39%) Bash Shell
9 28 (1.05%) Java
10 25 (0.94%) C
11 23 (0.87%) JavaScript
12 18 (0.68%) Ruby
13 17 (0.64%) Perl
14 16 (0.60%) VB
15 15 (0.56%) C++
16 13 (0.49%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.38%) Ada
18 7 (0.26%) VB.NET
19 6 (0.23%) PHP
19 6 (0.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 481 (18.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 293 (11.03%) MCSE
3 238 (8.96%) MCSA
4 233 (8.77%) Security Cleared
5 216 (8.13%) Cisco Certification
6 206 (7.75%) Degree
7 194 (7.30%) CCNA
8 105 (3.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 92 (3.46%) SC Cleared
10 91 (3.42%) MCP
11 90 (3.39%) MCITP
12 79 (2.97%) DV Cleared
13 62 (2.33%) CCNP
14 58 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
15 43 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
16 31 (1.17%) A+ Certification
17 29 (1.09%) DBS Check
18 26 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
18 26 (0.98%) TOGAF Certification
19 19 (0.72%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (6.93%) SLA
2 60 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 41 (1.54%) GDPR
4 39 (1.47%) PCI DSS
5 27 (1.02%) QA
6 25 (0.94%) COBIT
7 17 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
8 11 (0.41%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.30%) ISO 22301
9 8 (0.30%) PMO
10 6 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.075%) ITGC
11 2 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.038%) DICOM
12 1 (0.038%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.038%) HL7
12 1 (0.038%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.038%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1,938 (72.94%) Active Directory
2 880 (33.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 780 (29.36%) Hyper-V
4 241 (9.07%) vSphere
5 227 (8.54%) VMware ESXi
6 200 (7.53%) XenApp
7 111 (4.18%) XenDesktop
8 85 (3.20%) Virtual Machines
9 60 (2.26%) Virtual Desktop
10 52 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
11 44 (1.66%) Docker
12 40 (1.51%) Terminal Services
13 36 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
13 36 (1.35%) VMware NSX
14 34 (1.28%) BitLocker
15 33 (1.24%) DFS Replication
16 20 (0.75%) Firmware
17 18 (0.68%) KVM
18 17 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
19 15 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 482 (18.14%) SCCM
2 193 (7.26%) SCOM
3 144 (5.42%) WSUS
4 111 (4.18%) Backup Exec
5 68 (2.56%) Ansible
6 67 (2.52%) Puppet
7 64 (2.41%) vRealize
8 58 (2.18%) vCenter Server
9 56 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
10 50 (1.88%) Microsoft Clustering
11 49 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
12 40 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
13 39 (1.47%) SCVMM
14 35 (1.32%) SCOrch
15 28 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 26 (0.98%) Kubernetes
17 24 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
18 22 (0.83%) NetBackup
18 22 (0.83%) Terraform
19 20 (0.75%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 1,625 (61.16%) Microsoft
2 1,391 (52.35%) VMware
3 695 (26.16%) Cisco
4 484 (18.22%) Citrix
5 242 (9.11%) HP
6 211 (7.94%) Veeam
7 155 (5.83%) Dell
8 121 (4.55%) Apple
9 110 (4.14%) Symantec
10 90 (3.39%) Meraki
11 83 (3.12%) Red Hat
12 79 (2.97%) IBM
13 78 (2.94%) NetApp
14 69 (2.60%) McAfee
15 68 (2.56%) Oracle
16 67 (2.52%) Avaya
17 56 (2.11%) CommVault
18 55 (2.07%) SolarWinds
19 54 (2.03%) CheckPoint
20 53 (1.99%) EMC