Period
to 15 October 2021

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 15 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 357 250 196
Rank change year-on-year -107 -54 -18
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1,115 628 2,629
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 1.31% 1.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.11% 6.11% 8.31%
Number of salaries quoted 933 509 2,277
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,250 £24,000
25th Percentile £27,750 £30,000 £28,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £38,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.41% +13.33% -
75th Percentile £48,750 £55,250 £48,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £73,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year -1.33% +2.74% +4.29%

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 21,834 10,283 31,620
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.46% 21.46% 22.98%
Number of salaries quoted 15,479 8,615 25,362
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,750 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,375 £64,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +9.76% +0.06%

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 15 October 2021.

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 15 October 2021. 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 -92 1,020 £38,500 -9.41% 259
UK excluding London -41 841 £37,000 -1.33% 235
London -200 243 £49,000 -10.91% 53
North of England -48 217 £40,000 +14.29% 67
South East -122 191 £35,000 -20.90% 43
Midlands -46 145 £34,250 -7.53% 49
Work from Home -178 144 £45,000 -5.26% 26
South West -19 116 £42,500 +13.33% 18
East of England -39 106 £37,500 -9.64% 29
Yorkshire -32 105 £40,000 +45.45% 22
North West -60 95 £40,000 -20.00% 40
West Midlands -53 78 £32,500 -12.25% 31
East Midlands -31 66 £37,500 - 18
Scotland -60 47 £30,750 -35.26% 21
North East -44 17 £43,500 +52.63% 5
Wales -56 13 £30,000 -2.44% 8
Channel Islands - 4 £50,000 -
Isle of Man - 2 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 October 2021, 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 1,115 (100.00%) Windows
2 799 (71.66%) Windows Server
3 775 (69.51%) Active Directory
4 733 (65.74%) Microsoft
5 638 (57.22%) Microsoft 365
6 562 (50.40%) Windows Server 2016
7 558 (50.04%) VMware
8 526 (47.17%) Azure
9 441 (39.55%) Windows Server 2019
10 432 (38.74%) Windows 10
11 404 (36.23%) DNS
12 388 (34.80%) Firewall
13 383 (34.35%) VMware Infrastructure
14 369 (33.09%) DHCP
15 300 (26.91%) Hyper-V
16 293 (26.28%) PowerShell
17 280 (25.11%) Windows Server 2008
18 274 (24.57%) Social Skills
19 255 (22.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 244 (21.88%) Cisco
21 241 (21.61%) Microsoft Office
22 239 (21.43%) MS Exchange
23 232 (20.81%) SQL
24 223 (20.00%) ITIL
25 216 (19.37%) SQL Server
26 215 (19.28%) WAN
27 209 (18.74%) LAN
28 204 (18.30%) VPN
29 194 (17.40%) TCP/IP
30 193 (17.31%) Citrix

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
1 239 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 167 (14.98%) SharePoint
3 94 (8.43%) IIS
4 91 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 73 (6.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 32 (2.87%) Skype for Business
7 27 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2007
8 21 (1.88%) CMS
9 19 (1.70%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (1.17%) Confluence
11 11 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
11 11 (0.99%) Umbraco
11 11 (0.99%) WordPress
12 10 (0.90%) nginx
13 8 (0.72%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.54%) SAS
15 5 (0.45%) Apache
15 5 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
16 4 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
16 4 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 241 (21.61%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.36%) InfoPath
3 4 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.99%) Sage 200
2 7 (0.63%) SAP Business One
3 6 (0.54%) Unica
4 5 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.36%) BambooHR
5 4 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.36%) FastStats
6 2 (0.18%) Magento
6 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.18%) Sage 300 ERP
6 2 (0.18%) Sage CRM
6 2 (0.18%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 1 (0.090%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.090%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 638 (57.22%) Microsoft 365
2 526 (47.17%) Azure
3 146 (13.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 144 (12.91%) AWS
5 51 (4.57%) SaaS
6 44 (3.95%) IaaS
7 42 (3.77%) Mimecast
8 26 (2.33%) OneDrive
9 25 (2.24%) PaaS
10 18 (1.61%) Google Workspace
11 14 (1.26%) Power Platform
12 13 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (0.72%) GitHub
15 7 (0.63%) Azure Logic Apps
16 6 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
17 5 (0.45%) GCP
17 5 (0.45%) Power Automate
17 5 (0.45%) Serverless
18 4 (0.36%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 404 (36.23%) DNS
2 388 (34.80%) Firewall
3 369 (33.09%) DHCP
4 215 (19.28%) WAN
5 209 (18.74%) LAN
6 204 (18.30%) VPN
7 194 (17.40%) TCP/IP
8 135 (12.11%) VLAN
9 122 (10.94%) SAN
10 90 (8.07%) Wi-Fi
11 76 (6.82%) VoIP
12 71 (6.37%) Remote Desktop
13 66 (5.92%) Wireless
14 42 (3.77%) NAS
15 41 (3.68%) Internet
16 40 (3.59%) Skype
17 33 (2.96%) MPLS
18 28 (2.51%) Network Security
19 26 (2.33%) SSL
20 25 (2.24%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (19.37%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 33 (2.96%) MongoDB
4 26 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
4 26 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 15 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
5 15 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
6 13 (1.17%) Oracle Database
7 12 (1.08%) Relational Database
8 11 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (0.90%) RDBMS
10 9 (0.81%) DTS
10 9 (0.81%) MySQL
10 9 (0.81%) NoSQL
10 9 (0.81%) Redis
11 7 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (0.54%) SQL Server 2019
13 5 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 27 (2.42%) JIRA
2 20 (1.79%) Visual Studio
3 13 (1.17%) Git (software)
4 11 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 9 (0.81%) Moq
5 9 (0.81%) NUnit
6 7 (0.63%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.54%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.27%) MSI
11 2 (0.18%) AdminStudio
11 2 (0.18%) InstallShield
12 1 (0.090%) Ant
12 1 (0.090%) Hudson
12 1 (0.090%) SonarQube
12 1 (0.090%) Toad
12 1 (0.090%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 274 (24.57%) Social Skills
2 122 (10.94%) Finance
3 105 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (4.57%) Legal
5 49 (4.39%) Public Sector
6 45 (4.04%) Manufacturing
7 44 (3.95%) Telecoms
8 41 (3.68%) Organisational Skills
9 30 (2.69%) Marketing
10 26 (2.33%) Retail
11 19 (1.70%) Law
12 16 (1.43%) Back Office
12 16 (1.43%) Documentation Skills
12 16 (1.43%) Presentation Skills
13 14 (1.26%) Banking
14 12 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.90%) Automotive
15 10 (0.90%) Games
16 8 (0.72%) Electronics
16 8 (0.72%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 213 (19.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 182 (16.32%) Support Engineer
3 139 (12.47%) IT Engineer
4 133 (11.93%) IT Support
5 129 (11.57%) Analyst
6 107 (9.60%) Administrator
7 82 (7.35%) Support Analyst
8 77 (6.91%) 2nd Line Support
9 70 (6.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 65 (5.83%) Server Engineer
11 62 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
12 60 (5.38%) 3rd Line Support
13 55 (4.93%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 55 (4.93%) Windows Engineer
14 54 (4.84%) IT Support Engineer
15 53 (4.75%) Systems Engineer
16 50 (4.48%) IT Manager
17 48 (4.30%) Azure Engineer
18 42 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 40 (3.59%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (3.68%) .NET
2 25 (2.24%) ASP.NET
2 25 (2.24%) Web Services
3 17 (1.52%) WSH
4 13 (1.17%) LDAP
5 12 (1.08%) CSS
6 11 (0.99%) HTML
6 11 (0.99%) JSON
7 10 (0.90%) Classic ASP
7 10 (0.90%) jQuery
7 10 (0.90%) XML
7 10 (0.90%) XSLT
8 9 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (0.72%) .NET Framework
10 6 (0.54%) .NET Core
10 6 (0.54%) Ajax
10 6 (0.54%) Entity Framework
10 6 (0.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (0.45%) EDI
12 3 (0.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 87 (7.80%) Data Centre
2 65 (5.83%) User Experience
3 64 (5.74%) Replication
4 58 (5.20%) Self-Motivation
5 44 (3.95%) Driving Licence
6 39 (3.50%) PKI
7 36 (3.23%) Management Information System
8 31 (2.78%) Clustering
9 30 (2.69%) Linux Command Line
10 22 (1.97%) iPhone
11 20 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
12 16 (1.43%) Fat Client
12 16 (1.43%) Thin Client
13 14 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
14 12 (1.08%) HP Storage
15 11 (0.99%) FMCG
15 11 (0.99%) Public Cloud
16 10 (0.90%) Hedge funds
16 10 (0.90%) NHS
17 9 (0.81%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 1,115 (100.00%) Windows
2 799 (71.66%) Windows Server
3 562 (50.40%) Windows Server 2016
4 441 (39.55%) Windows Server 2019
5 432 (38.74%) Windows 10
6 280 (25.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 180 (16.14%) Linux
8 152 (13.63%) Windows 7
9 86 (7.71%) Windows 8
10 54 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 44 (3.95%) Android
12 40 (3.59%) Ubuntu
13 31 (2.78%) Apple iOS
14 30 (2.69%) CentOS
15 28 (2.51%) Mac OS X
16 27 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 19 (1.70%) Mac OS
18 12 (1.08%) Unix
19 10 (0.90%) Windows XP
20 8 (0.72%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (22.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 223 (20.00%) ITIL
3 165 (14.80%) Problem-Solving
4 109 (9.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 80 (7.17%) DevOps
6 79 (7.09%) Migration
7 65 (5.83%) Computer Science
8 62 (5.56%) Mentoring
9 61 (5.47%) Project Management
10 60 (5.38%) High Availability
11 52 (4.66%) Patch Management
12 51 (4.57%) Service Delivery
13 50 (4.48%) Project Delivery
14 48 (4.30%) Agile Software Development
14 48 (4.30%) Change Management
15 46 (4.13%) Cybersecurity
16 45 (4.04%) Information Security
17 42 (3.77%) Time Management
18 41 (3.68%) Server Management
19 40 (3.59%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 293 (26.28%) PowerShell
2 232 (20.81%) SQL
3 38 (3.41%) Bash Shell
4 35 (3.14%) T-SQL
5 32 (2.87%) Python
6 27 (2.42%) VB
7 24 (2.15%) C#
8 17 (1.52%) VBScript
9 12 (1.08%) JavaScript
10 9 (0.81%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.54%) Perl
11 6 (0.54%) PHP
11 6 (0.54%) PHP 4
11 6 (0.54%) R
11 6 (0.54%) VB6
12 5 (0.45%) C
12 5 (0.45%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.36%) C++
13 4 (0.36%) Java
14 2 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 125 (11.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 90 (8.07%) Security Cleared
3 77 (6.91%) MCSE
4 76 (6.82%) Degree
5 67 (6.01%) MCSA
6 51 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (3.05%) CCNA
8 33 (2.96%) MCP
9 30 (2.69%) CCNP
10 26 (2.33%) SC Cleared
11 24 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
12 22 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 21 (1.88%) DBS Check
14 17 (1.52%) MCITP
15 12 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
16 11 (0.99%) DV Cleared
16 11 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 7 (0.63%) A+ Certification
17 7 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (10.94%) SLA
2 34 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.79%) GDPR
4 7 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 7 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.18%) NIST
7 2 (0.18%) QA
7 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 775 (69.51%) Active Directory
2 383 (34.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 300 (26.91%) Hyper-V
4 120 (10.76%) vSphere
5 92 (8.25%) VMware ESXi
6 61 (5.47%) XenApp
7 53 (4.75%) XenDesktop
8 40 (3.59%) Virtual Servers
9 28 (2.51%) Virtual Desktop
10 23 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
10 23 (2.06%) VMware Server
11 20 (1.79%) Docker
12 16 (1.43%) Terminal Services
13 13 (1.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 12 (1.08%) VirtualBox
15 11 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
16 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 6 (0.54%) NFS
17 6 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
18 4 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 142 (12.74%) Microsoft Intune
2 138 (12.38%) SCCM
3 58 (5.20%) WSUS
4 44 (3.95%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 39 (3.50%) Terraform
6 35 (3.14%) SCOM
7 20 (1.79%) Backup Exec
8 15 (1.35%) FortiGate
8 15 (1.35%) Kubernetes
9 14 (1.26%) Ansible
9 14 (1.26%) SCVMM
9 14 (1.26%) vCenter Server
10 13 (1.17%) Microsoft Clustering
11 12 (1.08%) NetBackup
12 8 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 7 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
13 7 (0.63%) Rancher
13 7 (0.63%) SCOrch
13 7 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 733 (65.74%) Microsoft
2 558 (50.04%) VMware
3 244 (21.88%) Cisco
4 193 (17.31%) Citrix
5 129 (11.57%) Veeam
6 95 (8.52%) HP
7 83 (7.44%) Dell
8 69 (6.19%) Oracle
9 62 (5.56%) Sophos
10 55 (4.93%) Meraki
11 47 (4.22%) Red Hat
12 45 (4.04%) SonicWALL
13 42 (3.77%) NetApp
14 39 (3.50%) EMC
15 37 (3.32%) SolarWinds
16 29 (2.60%) ServiceNow
17 27 (2.42%) Palo Alto
17 27 (2.42%) SAP
18 22 (1.97%) CheckPoint
19 21 (1.88%) IBM