Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 126 109
Rank change year-on-year -23 -17 +41
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 4296 4862 5885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.37% 2.57% 2.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.66% 10.39% 10.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3755 4303 5285
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £22,500 £24,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 44451 46783 57081
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.57% 24.77% 26.27%
Number of salaries quoted 35883 39740 48168
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -23 3949 £37,500 - 230
UK excluding London -16 2807 £35,000 - 167
London -24 1408 £45,000 +4.65% 75
South East -18 820 £33,000 -13.16% 46
North of England -2 768 £32,000 -8.57% 58
North West +3 371 £29,500 -15.71% 36
South West -15 369 £36,000 +10.77% 16
Midlands -19 341 £36,000 +10.77% 23
Yorkshire +3 321 £34,000 -2.86% 17
East of England -8 247 £38,370 -4.08% 12
West Midlands -17 201 £37,250 +14.62% 15
Scotland -8 143 £42,500 +21.43% 6
East Midlands +6 140 £31,000 -11.43% 8
Wales +46 107 £31,500 +5.00% 5
North East +23 76 £34,000 -9.33% 5
Northern Ireland -32 8 £45,000 +63.64% 1
Channel Islands +5 5 £32,500 -10.96%
Isle of Man -10 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Windows Server 2012 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Windows Server 2012.

1 4296 (100.00%) Windows
2 2978 (69.32%) Windows Server
3 2837 (66.04%) Active Directory
4 2771 (64.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 2595 (60.41%) Microsoft
6 2488 (57.91%) VMware
7 1529 (35.59%) MS Exchange
8 1495 (34.80%) Office 365
9 1421 (33.08%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1226 (28.54%) Hyper-V
11 1205 (28.05%) Windows 7
12 1165 (27.12%) Windows 10
13 1072 (24.95%) Cisco
13 1072 (24.95%) ITIL
14 1068 (24.86%) DNS
15 1050 (24.44%) Firewall
16 955 (22.23%) Citrix
17 916 (21.32%) SQL Server
18 911 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2010
19 886 (20.62%) SAN
20 846 (19.69%) DHCP
21 824 (19.18%) Microsoft Certification
22 823 (19.16%) PowerShell
23 795 (18.51%) SQL
23 795 (18.51%) Microsoft Azure
24 745 (17.34%) TCP/IP
25 674 (15.69%) Finance
26 662 (15.41%) SCCM
27 649 (15.11%) Exchange Server 2013
28 640 (14.90%) Microsoft Office

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 1529 (35.59%) MS Exchange
2 911 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 649 (15.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 402 (9.36%) IIS
5 398 (9.26%) SharePoint
6 240 (5.59%) Skype for Business
7 196 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 112 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2003
9 85 (1.98%) Apache
10 71 (1.65%) Tomcat
11 66 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
12 51 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 33 (0.77%) IBM Notes
14 30 (0.70%) Confluence
15 28 (0.65%) IBM Domino
16 26 (0.61%) JBoss
17 25 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
18 23 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
19 20 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
20 19 (0.44%) nginx
Applications
1 640 (14.90%) Microsoft Office
2 69 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 19 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
6 3 (0.070%) SPSS
7 2 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.047%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.047%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.023%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.023%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.023%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.023%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 53 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 9 (0.21%) NetSuite
5 8 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.16%) ResourceLink
7 6 (0.14%) Sage 200
8 4 (0.093%) MetaTrader
9 3 (0.070%) Epicor Tropos
9 3 (0.070%) Epicor Vantage
9 3 (0.070%) Misys Equation
9 3 (0.070%) Relativity
9 3 (0.070%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.070%) thinkFolio
10 2 (0.047%) iTrent
10 2 (0.047%) SDL Web 8
10 2 (0.047%) Visualfiles
11 1 (0.023%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 1495 (34.80%) Office 365
2 795 (18.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 384 (8.94%) Amazon AWS
4 91 (2.12%) IaaS
4 91 (2.12%) Mimecast
5 83 (1.93%) Azure Active Directory
6 52 (1.21%) PaaS
7 48 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
8 40 (0.93%) G Suite
8 40 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 35 (0.81%) SaaS
10 30 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
11 25 (0.58%) OneDrive
12 23 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
13 15 (0.35%) Amazon S3
14 11 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
15 10 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 9 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 9 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
17 8 (0.19%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 1068 (24.86%) DNS
2 1050 (24.44%) Firewall
3 886 (20.62%) SAN
4 846 (19.69%) DHCP
5 745 (17.34%) TCP/IP
6 584 (13.59%) WAN
7 567 (13.20%) LAN
8 410 (9.54%) VPN
9 311 (7.24%) VLAN
10 270 (6.28%) VoIP
11 212 (4.93%) Skype
12 171 (3.98%) NAS
13 140 (3.26%) Internet
14 130 (3.03%) Wireless
15 127 (2.96%) Cisco ASA
16 126 (2.93%) Network Security
17 112 (2.61%) MPLS
17 112 (2.61%) Remote Desktop
18 94 (2.19%) NetScaler
18 94 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 916 (21.32%) SQL Server
2 200 (4.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 182 (4.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 105 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
5 68 (1.58%) MySQL
6 53 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
7 44 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 43 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
9 42 (0.98%) NoSQL
10 37 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
11 35 (0.81%) Oracle Database
12 33 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 32 (0.74%) Relational Database
14 30 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
15 28 (0.65%) MongoDB
16 22 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
17 17 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 13 (0.30%) RDBMS
18 13 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
19 11 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 66 (1.54%) MSI
2 57 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 53 (1.23%) JIRA
4 43 (1.00%) Visual Studio
5 32 (0.74%) Git (software)
6 31 (0.72%) Jenkins
7 26 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
7 26 (0.61%) TeamCity
8 18 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 18 (0.42%) InstallShield
9 16 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
10 15 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 12 (0.28%) Selenium
12 11 (0.26%) Hudson
12 11 (0.26%) Zephyr
13 9 (0.21%) JUnit
13 9 (0.21%) Toad
14 8 (0.19%) Ant
14 8 (0.19%) Eclipse
14 8 (0.19%) PyUnit
General
1 674 (15.69%) Finance
2 153 (3.56%) Banking
3 134 (3.12%) Legal
4 129 (3.00%) Telecoms
5 126 (2.93%) Law
6 110 (2.56%) Retail
7 106 (2.47%) Manufacturing
8 55 (1.28%) Advertising
9 49 (1.14%) Marketing
10 44 (1.02%) Investment Banking
11 41 (0.95%) Back Office
12 34 (0.79%) Military
13 33 (0.77%) Billing
13 33 (0.77%) Electronics
14 32 (0.74%) Retail Banking
15 28 (0.65%) Games
16 27 (0.63%) Financial Institution
17 25 (0.58%) Publishing
18 18 (0.42%) Automotive
19 12 (0.28%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 880 (20.48%) Support Engineer
2 836 (19.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 734 (17.09%) Analyst
4 577 (13.43%) IT Support
5 479 (11.15%) IT Engineer
6 466 (10.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 415 (9.66%) Support Analyst
8 347 (8.08%) 2nd Line Support
9 340 (7.91%) 3rd Line Support
10 309 (7.19%) IT Support Engineer
11 300 (6.98%) Windows Engineer
12 259 (6.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 243 (5.66%) Administrator
14 229 (5.33%) Infrastructure Support
15 210 (4.89%) Systems Engineer
16 208 (4.84%) Server Engineer
17 207 (4.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 199 (4.63%) Systems Administrator
19 194 (4.52%) Desktop Support
20 193 (4.49%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (3.51%) Web Services
2 135 (3.14%) .NET
3 68 (1.58%) HTML
4 65 (1.51%) CSS
5 50 (1.16%) ASP.NET
6 49 (1.14%) Software Packaging
7 42 (0.98%) XML
8 29 (0.68%) HTML5
9 27 (0.63%) J2EE
10 23 (0.54%) WCF
11 19 (0.44%) .NET Framework
12 18 (0.42%) LAMP
12 18 (0.42%) WSH
13 16 (0.37%) SOAP
14 15 (0.35%) Node.js
14 15 (0.35%) REST
15 13 (0.30%) JSON
16 12 (0.28%) 802.1X
16 12 (0.28%) CherryPy
17 11 (0.26%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 341 (7.94%) Data Centre
2 263 (6.12%) Clustering
3 184 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
4 143 (3.33%) Replication
5 116 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 109 (2.54%) Driving Licence
7 81 (1.89%) Blackberry
8 79 (1.84%) Virtual Team
9 76 (1.77%) Hedge funds
10 71 (1.65%) Fat Client
10 71 (1.65%) Thin Client
11 68 (1.58%) Management Information System
12 57 (1.33%) Public Cloud
13 53 (1.23%) Client/Server
14 49 (1.14%) EMC VNX
14 49 (1.14%) PKI
15 48 (1.12%) iPad
16 42 (0.98%) iPhone
17 35 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
18 34 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4296 (100.00%) Windows
2 2978 (69.32%) Windows Server
3 2771 (64.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1205 (28.05%) Windows 7
5 1165 (27.12%) Windows 10
6 591 (13.76%) Linux
7 534 (12.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 507 (11.80%) Windows 8
9 187 (4.35%) Windows XP
10 179 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 108 (2.51%) Mac OS X
12 101 (2.35%) CentOS
13 95 (2.21%) Unix
14 71 (1.65%) Android
15 56 (1.30%) Ubuntu
16 52 (1.21%) Mac OS
17 47 (1.09%) Apple iOS
18 41 (0.95%) Windows Vista
19 24 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
20 22 (0.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1072 (24.95%) ITIL
2 242 (5.63%) Service Delivery
3 224 (5.21%) Migration
4 198 (4.61%) Disaster Recovery
5 176 (4.10%) Problem Management
6 170 (3.96%) Mentoring
7 153 (3.56%) ITIL V3
8 152 (3.54%) Agile Software Development
8 152 (3.54%) DevOps
9 148 (3.45%) Configuration Management
10 147 (3.42%) Service Management
11 146 (3.40%) Time Management
12 145 (3.38%) Project Management
13 143 (3.33%) Change Management
14 138 (3.21%) CRM
15 131 (3.05%) Presales
16 127 (2.96%) Root Cause Analysis
17 126 (2.93%) Asset Management
18 115 (2.68%) High Availability
19 111 (2.58%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 823 (19.16%) PowerShell
2 795 (18.51%) SQL
3 128 (2.98%) T-SQL
4 115 (2.68%) C#
5 94 (2.19%) JavaScript
6 83 (1.93%) VBScript
7 63 (1.47%) C
7 63 (1.47%) VB
8 54 (1.26%) Java
9 53 (1.23%) Perl
10 48 (1.12%) Python
11 41 (0.95%) Bash Shell
12 37 (0.86%) PHP
13 27 (0.63%) Shell Script
14 18 (0.42%) VBA
15 11 (0.26%) Ruby
16 9 (0.21%) C++
17 7 (0.16%) AWK
17 7 (0.16%) sed
17 7 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 824 (19.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 604 (14.06%) MCSE
3 388 (9.03%) Cisco Certification
4 363 (8.45%) Degree
5 331 (7.70%) CCNA
6 298 (6.94%) MCSA
7 252 (5.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 213 (4.96%) MCP
9 203 (4.73%) Security Cleared
10 147 (3.42%) Citrix Certification
11 146 (3.40%) MCITP
12 118 (2.75%) CCNP
13 106 (2.47%) SC Cleared
14 91 (2.12%) CCA
15 65 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
16 64 (1.49%) A+ Certification
16 64 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
17 52 (1.21%) DBS Check
18 51 (1.19%) DV Cleared
19 47 (1.09%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 292 (6.80%) SLA
2 67 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (1.05%) PCI DSS
4 36 (0.84%) QA
5 30 (0.70%) GDPR
6 27 (0.63%) ISO 9001
7 16 (0.37%) PMO
8 4 (0.093%) ISO 22301
9 3 (0.070%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.070%) GCP
10 2 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.047%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.023%) COBIT
11 1 (0.023%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.023%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.023%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.023%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.023%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.023%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2837 (66.04%) Active Directory
2 1421 (33.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1226 (28.54%) Hyper-V
4 513 (11.94%) VMware ESXi
5 459 (10.68%) vSphere
6 435 (10.13%) XenApp
7 249 (5.80%) XenDesktop
8 152 (3.54%) Microsoft App-V
9 124 (2.89%) Terminal Services
10 113 (2.63%) XenServer
11 104 (2.42%) Virtual Servers
12 96 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
13 74 (1.72%) VirtualBox
14 63 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
15 59 (1.37%) DFS Replication
16 35 (0.81%) NFS
17 34 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
18 31 (0.72%) Docker
18 31 (0.72%) Terminal Server
18 31 (0.72%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 662 (15.41%) SCCM
2 302 (7.03%) SCOM
3 179 (4.17%) WSUS
4 167 (3.89%) vCenter Server
5 165 (3.84%) Backup Exec
6 104 (2.42%) Microsoft Clustering
7 68 (1.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 60 (1.40%) SCOrch
9 58 (1.35%) Puppet
10 50 (1.16%) SCVMM
11 48 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 46 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
13 37 (0.86%) Simpana
14 36 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
15 35 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
15 35 (0.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 34 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
17 33 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 32 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
18 32 (0.74%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2595 (60.41%) Microsoft
2 2488 (57.91%) VMware
3 1072 (24.95%) Cisco
4 955 (22.23%) Citrix
5 434 (10.10%) HP
6 243 (5.66%) Veeam
7 212 (4.93%) Dell
8 200 (4.66%) NetApp
9 199 (4.63%) Symantec
10 190 (4.42%) Red Hat
11 133 (3.10%) Oracle
12 126 (2.93%) EMC
13 125 (2.91%) Juniper
14 118 (2.75%) Apple
15 93 (2.16%) F5
16 90 (2.09%) CommVault
17 88 (2.05%) Veritas
18 87 (2.03%) Google
18 87 (2.03%) SolarWinds
19 85 (1.98%) McAfee