Period
to 23 January 2022

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 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 360 266 204
Rank change year-on-year -94 -62 -10
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1,154 771 2,171
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 1.22% 1.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.88% 5.94% 7.70%
Number of salaries quoted 927 645 1,887
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,500 £23,500
25th Percentile £28,625 £29,750 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median % change year-on-year - +9.59% -2.67%
75th Percentile £52,250 £54,313 £47,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -2.78%

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 23,630 12,972 28,197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.45% 20.50% 22.41%
Number of salaries quoted 15,827 10,707 22,889
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £31,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
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% -2.38%

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 23 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Windows Server 2012 in the UK

Windows Server 2012
Top 19 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 2022. 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
Jobs
England -92 1,059 £40,000 - 248
UK excluding London -68 774 £37,500 - 201
London -83 328 £48,000 -8.57% 60
North of England -37 221 £40,000 +14.29% 58
South East -145 138 £35,000 -3.45% 24
Work from Home -172 137 £45,000 -12.20% 44
Midlands -56 132 £32,500 -13.33% 51
South West -4 128 £37,750 +11.03% 27
Yorkshire +1 116 £40,000 +50.94% 24
East of England -29 110 £37,500 -11.76% 27
North West -77 90 £43,750 +9.38% 32
West Midlands -48 76 £32,500 -12.25% 37
East Midlands -54 55 £32,500 -13.33% 14
Scotland -58 29 £40,000 -9.09% 9
North East -32 15 £40,000 - 2
Wales -62 10 £27,500 -35.29% 4
Channel Islands -8 4 £50,000 +38.89%
Northern Ireland - 1 £37,000 - 1
Isle of Man - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 1,154 (100.00%) Windows
2 799 (69.24%) Microsoft
3 781 (67.68%) Active Directory
4 730 (63.26%) Windows Server
5 686 (59.45%) Microsoft 365
6 665 (57.63%) Windows Server 2016
7 564 (48.87%) Azure
8 500 (43.33%) VMware
9 485 (42.03%) Windows 10
10 479 (41.51%) Windows Server 2019
11 363 (31.46%) VMware Infrastructure
12 347 (30.07%) DNS
13 325 (28.16%) Social Skills
14 316 (27.38%) DHCP
15 303 (26.26%) Hyper-V
16 300 (26.00%) Firewall
17 298 (25.82%) PowerShell
18 273 (23.66%) Microsoft Office
19 251 (21.75%) SQL
20 245 (21.23%) WAN
20 245 (21.23%) Windows Server 2008
21 239 (20.71%) TCP/IP
22 238 (20.62%) ITIL
23 224 (19.41%) Cisco
24 223 (19.32%) Problem-Solving
25 222 (19.24%) LAN
26 205 (17.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 200 (17.33%) MS Exchange
28 199 (17.24%) Citrix
29 196 (16.98%) SQL Server

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
1 200 (17.33%) MS Exchange
2 158 (13.69%) SharePoint
3 93 (8.06%) IIS
4 67 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 66 (5.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 27 (2.34%) Skype for Business
7 15 (1.30%) CMS
8 14 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (0.87%) Confluence
10 7 (0.61%) Apache
10 7 (0.61%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
11 6 (0.52%) WordPress
12 3 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.17%) SAS
13 2 (0.17%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.087%) WebSphere
Applications
1 273 (23.66%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.26%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.087%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.52%) Sage 200
3 4 (0.35%) BambooHR
3 4 (0.35%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.26%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.17%) Carpe Diem
5 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.17%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 2 (0.17%) Unica
6 1 (0.087%) Alphatax
6 1 (0.087%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.087%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.087%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.087%) PlanetPress Connect
6 1 (0.087%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 686 (59.45%) Microsoft 365
2 564 (48.87%) Azure
3 140 (12.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 131 (11.35%) AWS
5 66 (5.72%) SaaS
6 45 (3.90%) OneDrive
7 39 (3.38%) IaaS
8 34 (2.95%) Mimecast
9 33 (2.86%) PaaS
10 13 (1.13%) Azure Monitor
10 13 (1.13%) Google Workspace
11 12 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
12 11 (0.95%) Rubrik
13 8 (0.69%) Azure Sentinel
14 7 (0.61%) Nutanix
15 5 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.43%) GitHub
15 5 (0.43%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 347 (30.07%) DNS
2 316 (27.38%) DHCP
3 300 (26.00%) Firewall
4 245 (21.23%) WAN
5 239 (20.71%) TCP/IP
6 222 (19.24%) LAN
7 158 (13.69%) VPN
8 109 (9.45%) VLAN
9 107 (9.27%) SAN
10 94 (8.15%) Wireless
11 90 (7.80%) Remote Desktop
12 85 (7.37%) Wi-Fi
13 58 (5.03%) VoIP
14 45 (3.90%) BGP
15 43 (3.73%) Network Security
16 42 (3.64%) Skype
17 33 (2.86%) Internet
18 30 (2.60%) NAS
19 27 (2.34%) WLAN
20 24 (2.08%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (16.98%) SQL Server
2 49 (4.25%) MySQL
3 45 (3.90%) InfluxDB
3 45 (3.90%) MariaDB
3 45 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
4 31 (2.69%) Amazon RDS
5 28 (2.43%) MongoDB
6 24 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 22 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (1.65%) Azure SQL Database
8 19 (1.65%) SQL Server 2016
9 14 (1.21%) DTS
10 13 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
10 13 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (1.04%) Oracle Database
11 12 (1.04%) Relational Database
11 12 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (0.87%) RDBMS
12 10 (0.87%) SQL Server 2019
13 5 (0.43%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 24 (2.08%) Git (software)
2 20 (1.73%) Jenkins
3 17 (1.47%) JIRA
4 9 (0.78%) Bitbucket
4 9 (0.78%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (0.43%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.17%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.17%) Gradle
9 2 (0.17%) Maven
10 1 (0.087%) Ant
10 1 (0.087%) MSI
10 1 (0.087%) Selenium
10 1 (0.087%) Subversion
10 1 (0.087%) Toad
General
1 325 (28.16%) Social Skills
2 143 (12.39%) Finance
3 95 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
3 95 (8.23%) Organisational Skills
4 46 (3.99%) Telecoms
5 43 (3.73%) Legal
6 32 (2.77%) Manufacturing
7 30 (2.60%) Public Sector
8 29 (2.51%) Back Office
8 29 (2.51%) Presentation Skills
9 25 (2.17%) Law
10 20 (1.73%) Documentation Skills
11 19 (1.65%) Retail
12 12 (1.04%) Local Government
12 12 (1.04%) Marketing
13 11 (0.95%) Games
14 6 (0.52%) Automotive
14 6 (0.52%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.52%) Front Office
14 6 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 200 (17.33%) Support Engineer
2 179 (15.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 165 (14.30%) Analyst
4 164 (14.21%) IT Support
5 141 (12.22%) IT Engineer
6 110 (9.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 105 (9.10%) Support Analyst
8 97 (8.41%) 2nd Line Support
9 78 (6.76%) Systems Engineer
10 76 (6.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 73 (6.33%) Administrator
12 69 (5.98%) 3rd Line Support
13 66 (5.72%) IT Support Engineer
14 61 (5.29%) DBA
15 54 (4.68%) IT Analyst
16 51 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 47 (4.07%) IT Support Analyst
18 45 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 45 (3.90%) IT Technician
19 42 (3.64%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (2.69%) .NET
2 20 (1.73%) Web Services
3 16 (1.39%) WSH
4 13 (1.13%) COM
5 10 (0.87%) ASP.NET
5 10 (0.87%) HTML
6 8 (0.69%) SAML
7 6 (0.52%) LDAP
7 6 (0.52%) XML
8 4 (0.35%) Classic ASP
8 4 (0.35%) CSS
8 4 (0.35%) XSLT
9 3 (0.26%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.26%) EDI
9 3 (0.26%) jQuery
10 2 (0.17%) 802.1X
10 2 (0.17%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.17%) ARM Templates
10 2 (0.17%) JSON
10 2 (0.17%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 99 (8.58%) User Experience
2 98 (8.49%) Data Centre
3 55 (4.77%) Replication
4 46 (3.99%) Management Information System
5 42 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
6 40 (3.47%) PKI
7 39 (3.38%) Clustering
8 28 (2.43%) Driving Licence
9 17 (1.47%) Public Cloud
10 16 (1.39%) NHS
11 14 (1.21%) Fat Client
11 14 (1.21%) Thin Client
12 12 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
13 11 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
14 10 (0.87%) FMCG
14 10 (0.87%) Mobile App
15 9 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (0.78%) Private Cloud
16 8 (0.69%) CMDB
16 8 (0.69%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1,154 (100.00%) Windows
2 730 (63.26%) Windows Server
3 665 (57.63%) Windows Server 2016
4 485 (42.03%) Windows 10
5 479 (41.51%) Windows Server 2019
6 245 (21.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 165 (14.30%) Linux
8 116 (10.05%) Windows 7
9 65 (5.63%) Mac OS X
10 63 (5.46%) Windows 8
11 62 (5.37%) CentOS
12 60 (5.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 52 (4.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 30 (2.60%) Apple iOS
15 16 (1.39%) Android
16 14 (1.21%) Windows XP
17 11 (0.95%) Mac OS
17 11 (0.95%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.61%) Windows Vista
19 6 (0.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (20.62%) ITIL
2 223 (19.32%) Problem-Solving
3 205 (17.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 115 (9.97%) Disaster Recovery
5 91 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
6 88 (7.63%) Change Management
6 88 (7.63%) Migration
6 88 (7.63%) Time Management
7 73 (6.33%) Cybersecurity
8 71 (6.15%) DevOps
8 71 (6.15%) High Availability
9 68 (5.89%) Computer Science
10 66 (5.72%) Project Management
11 64 (5.55%) Incident Management
12 59 (5.11%) Security Patching
13 56 (4.85%) Mentoring
14 54 (4.68%) Service Delivery
15 46 (3.99%) Project Delivery
16 45 (3.90%) IT Governance
17 44 (3.81%) Data Loss Prevention
Programming Languages
1 298 (25.82%) PowerShell
2 251 (21.75%) SQL
3 76 (6.59%) Bash
4 33 (2.86%) VB
5 31 (2.69%) Python
6 27 (2.34%) T-SQL
7 21 (1.82%) Perl
8 14 (1.21%) C#
9 10 (0.87%) VB.NET
9 10 (0.87%) VBScript
10 8 (0.69%) JavaScript
11 6 (0.52%) C
12 4 (0.35%) C++
12 4 (0.35%) PHP
13 3 (0.26%) Java
14 2 (0.17%) R
15 1 (0.087%) AWK
15 1 (0.087%) Bicep
15 1 (0.087%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.087%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 113 (9.79%) Security Cleared
2 100 (8.67%) Degree
3 93 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 70 (6.07%) SC Cleared
5 68 (5.89%) Cisco Certification
6 61 (5.29%) MCSE
7 58 (5.03%) CCNA
8 56 (4.85%) DV Cleared
8 56 (4.85%) MCP
9 49 (4.25%) Computer Science Degree
10 46 (3.99%) MCSA
11 39 (3.38%) CCNP
12 23 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 20 (1.73%) DBS Check
14 14 (1.21%) JNCIA
15 13 (1.13%) A+ Certification
16 12 (1.04%) MCITP
17 11 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
18 10 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 8 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (13.69%) SLA
2 24 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.21%) GDPR
4 10 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 6 (0.52%) QA
6 4 (0.35%) NIST
7 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.087%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.087%) SOC 2
System Software
1 781 (67.68%) Active Directory
2 363 (31.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 303 (26.26%) Hyper-V
4 90 (7.80%) vSphere
5 81 (7.02%) VMware ESXi
6 71 (6.15%) XenApp
7 36 (3.12%) XenDesktop
8 28 (2.43%) Virtual Desktop
9 25 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
10 22 (1.91%) Docker
11 16 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
12 15 (1.30%) Firmware
12 15 (1.30%) Terminal Services
13 13 (1.13%) VirtualBox
14 11 (0.95%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 11 (0.95%) VMware Server
15 9 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
16 6 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
18 4 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 179 (15.51%) SCCM
2 127 (11.01%) Microsoft Intune
3 107 (9.27%) Terraform
4 68 (5.89%) WSUS
5 58 (5.03%) SCOM
6 52 (4.51%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 29 (2.51%) Ansible
8 26 (2.25%) NetBackup
9 24 (2.08%) Kubernetes
10 21 (1.82%) Backup Exec
11 20 (1.73%) SCVMM
12 18 (1.56%) FortiGate
12 18 (1.56%) Puppet
13 17 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
14 16 (1.39%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 14 (1.21%) vCenter Server
16 10 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
17 9 (0.78%) Rancher
18 8 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
18 8 (0.69%) SCSM
Vendors
1 799 (69.24%) Microsoft
2 500 (43.33%) VMware
3 224 (19.41%) Cisco
4 199 (17.24%) Citrix
5 132 (11.44%) Veeam
6 83 (7.19%) HP
7 74 (6.41%) Dell
8 67 (5.81%) ServiceNow
9 66 (5.72%) Oracle
10 59 (5.11%) Meraki
11 52 (4.51%) Juniper
12 48 (4.16%) Red Hat
13 46 (3.99%) Fortinet
14 41 (3.55%) SolarWinds
15 36 (3.12%) LogicMonitor
16 35 (3.03%) EMC
17 34 (2.95%) SonicWALL
18 32 (2.77%) Aruba
18 32 (2.77%) Sophos
19 28 (2.43%) Okta