Period
to 20 June 2018

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 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 125 126
Rank change year-on-year -41 +1 -16
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 3,521 4,479 5,303
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.04% 2.60% 2.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.77% 10.65% 10.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2,882 4,035 4,710
UK median annual salary £36,176 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.53% - -
10th Percentile £22,500 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -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 40,142 42,056 51,972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.29% 24.40% 25.85%
Number of salaries quoted 32,449 35,035 44,025
UK median annual salary £46,000 £44,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.37% +1.14% +3.53%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £72,500
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 20 June 2018.

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 20 June 2018. 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 -41 3,297 £36,500 -3.95% 405
UK excluding London -44 2,220 £34,000 -2.86% 307
London -53 1,189 £45,000 - 111
South East -63 658 £34,000 -9.33% 81
North of England -38 524 £32,500 - 85
Midlands -4 357 £32,500 -7.14% 53
South West +9 288 £32,500 -1.52% 39
East of England -19 282 £37,500 +2.74% 35
North West -10 268 £32,500 +4.84% 58
West Midlands +13 239 £32,500 -10.34% 25
Yorkshire -33 235 £35,750 +2.14% 19
East Midlands +10 118 £35,000 -1.41% 28
Scotland -56 65 £35,000 -6.67% 5
Wales -29 46 £33,250 -7.94% 5
North East -38 21 £30,000 -7.69% 8
Northern Ireland +16 19 £32,500 +38.30% 2
Isle of Man - 5 £29,500 -
Channel Islands -6 3 £29,500 -9.23% 2

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, 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 3,521 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,629 (74.67%) Windows Server
3 2,460 (69.87%) Active Directory
4 2,139 (60.75%) Microsoft
4 2,139 (60.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 1,906 (54.13%) VMware
6 1,436 (40.78%) Office 365
7 1,129 (32.06%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1,078 (30.62%) Hyper-V
9 1,058 (30.05%) MS Exchange
10 1,022 (29.03%) Windows 10
11 961 (27.29%) DNS
12 931 (26.44%) Microsoft Azure
13 908 (25.79%) ITIL
14 888 (25.22%) Windows 7
15 882 (25.05%) Firewall
16 807 (22.92%) Citrix
17 796 (22.61%) SQL Server
18 776 (22.04%) Cisco
19 742 (21.07%) DHCP
20 708 (20.11%) PowerShell
21 685 (19.45%) Microsoft Certification
22 654 (18.57%) Microsoft Office
23 622 (17.67%) SQL
24 604 (17.15%) Exchange Server 2010
25 603 (17.13%) SCCM
26 568 (16.13%) TCP/IP
27 546 (15.51%) Finance
28 511 (14.51%) LAN
28 511 (14.51%) Exchange Server 2013

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 1,058 (30.05%) MS Exchange
2 604 (17.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 511 (14.51%) Exchange Server 2013
4 333 (9.46%) SharePoint
5 276 (7.84%) IIS
6 194 (5.51%) Skype for Business
7 141 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 75 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 63 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
10 47 (1.33%) Apache
11 45 (1.28%) Confluence
12 35 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
13 34 (0.97%) Tomcat
14 26 (0.74%) WebSphere
15 25 (0.71%) WebLogic
16 23 (0.65%) OpenStack
17 13 (0.37%) CMS
18 12 (0.34%) WordPress
19 11 (0.31%) JBoss
20 8 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 654 (18.57%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.17%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.14%) InDesign
7 5 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.028%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.028%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.028%) Maya
9 1 (0.028%) NUKE
9 1 (0.028%) Revit
9 1 (0.028%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 30 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.48%) Documaker
3 16 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 15 (0.43%) Elite 3E
4 15 (0.43%) MetaTrader
5 5 (0.14%) Rolfe and Nolan
5 5 (0.14%) Veritas eDiscovery
6 4 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
6 4 (0.11%) ReMetrica
7 3 (0.085%) FLEXCUBE
7 3 (0.085%) Sage 1000
7 3 (0.085%) Sage 500
8 2 (0.057%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.057%) Maximo
8 2 (0.057%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.057%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.057%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.028%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.028%) Sage 50
9 1 (0.028%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 1,436 (40.78%) Office 365
2 931 (26.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 332 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
4 102 (2.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 93 (2.64%) IaaS
6 72 (2.04%) Mimecast
7 56 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
8 49 (1.39%) SaaS
9 47 (1.33%) PaaS
10 31 (0.88%) OneDrive
11 21 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
11 21 (0.60%) G Suite
11 21 (0.60%) GitHub
12 15 (0.43%) NuGet
13 14 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 7 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
16 5 (0.14%) Amazon S3
16 5 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 961 (27.29%) DNS
2 882 (25.05%) Firewall
3 742 (21.07%) DHCP
4 568 (16.13%) TCP/IP
5 511 (14.51%) LAN
6 495 (14.06%) WAN
7 493 (14.00%) SAN
8 338 (9.60%) VPN
9 207 (5.88%) VLAN
10 177 (5.03%) Network Security
11 156 (4.43%) VoIP
12 147 (4.17%) NetScaler
13 145 (4.12%) Skype
14 121 (3.44%) Internet
15 118 (3.35%) NAS
16 113 (3.21%) Remote Desktop
17 110 (3.12%) Wireless
18 103 (2.93%) Cisco ASA
19 68 (1.93%) Cisco IOS
20 67 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 796 (22.61%) SQL Server
2 174 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 146 (4.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 82 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 54 (1.53%) SQL Server 2016
6 52 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
7 41 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 38 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 36 (1.02%) Oracle Database
10 35 (0.99%) MongoDB
11 31 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
12 29 (0.82%) MySQL
13 25 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
14 20 (0.57%) Relational Database
15 17 (0.48%) NoSQL
16 15 (0.43%) Big Data
17 13 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
18 12 (0.34%) MS Access
18 12 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 11 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 62 (1.76%) Git (software)
2 48 (1.36%) JIRA
3 46 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 43 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
4 43 (1.22%) TeamCity
5 36 (1.02%) Visual Studio
6 33 (0.94%) Jenkins
7 24 (0.68%) MSI
8 19 (0.54%) Maven
9 17 (0.48%) Gerrit
9 17 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
10 15 (0.43%) Ant
10 15 (0.43%) CA Release Automation
10 15 (0.43%) Eclipse
10 15 (0.43%) Fiddler
10 15 (0.43%) IntelliJ
10 15 (0.43%) ReSharper
11 11 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 9 (0.26%) Subversion
13 8 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 546 (15.51%) Finance
2 138 (3.92%) Retail
3 136 (3.86%) Legal
4 114 (3.24%) Law
5 100 (2.84%) Banking
6 89 (2.53%) Telecoms
7 63 (1.79%) Marketing
8 57 (1.62%) Manufacturing
9 41 (1.16%) Advertising
10 31 (0.88%) Investment Banking
11 27 (0.77%) Billing
12 21 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 21 (0.60%) Military
13 20 (0.57%) Games
14 19 (0.54%) Back Office
15 12 (0.34%) Publishing
16 11 (0.31%) Electronics
16 11 (0.31%) Italian Language
17 10 (0.28%) Automotive
18 8 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 719 (20.42%) Support Engineer
2 544 (15.45%) Analyst
3 520 (14.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 461 (13.09%) IT Support
5 341 (9.68%) IT Engineer
6 313 (8.89%) 2nd Line Support
7 299 (8.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 295 (8.38%) Support Analyst
9 226 (6.42%) IT Support Engineer
10 216 (6.13%) Administrator
11 209 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support
12 204 (5.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 204 (5.79%) Windows Engineer
13 197 (5.60%) Architect
14 177 (5.03%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 169 (4.80%) Systems Engineer
16 159 (4.52%) IT Analyst
17 154 (4.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 145 (4.12%) Server Engineer
19 136 (3.86%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (3.21%) Web Services
2 96 (2.73%) .NET
3 64 (1.82%) ASP.NET
4 54 (1.53%) HTML
5 37 (1.05%) CSS
6 36 (1.02%) XML
7 32 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 32 (0.91%) SOAP
8 27 (0.77%) ASP.NET Web API
9 26 (0.74%) LDAP
9 26 (0.74%) Middleware
10 25 (0.71%) AngularJS
11 21 (0.60%) .NET Framework
11 21 (0.60%) WSH
12 20 (0.57%) REST
13 17 (0.48%) JSON
13 17 (0.48%) RESTful
13 17 (0.48%) YAML
14 16 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 16 (0.45%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 357 (10.14%) Data Centre
2 202 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
3 153 (4.35%) Clustering
4 144 (4.09%) Self-Motivation
5 90 (2.56%) Driving Licence
6 86 (2.44%) Blackberry
7 83 (2.36%) Management Information System
8 71 (2.02%) Replication
9 65 (1.85%) Computer Science
10 64 (1.82%) PKI
11 61 (1.73%) iPhone
11 61 (1.73%) Private Cloud
12 54 (1.53%) Fat Client
12 54 (1.53%) Thin Client
13 52 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
14 42 (1.19%) Hedge funds
15 41 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 39 (1.11%) iPad
17 31 (0.88%) Public Cloud
17 31 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3,521 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,629 (74.67%) Windows Server
3 2,139 (60.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 1,022 (29.03%) Windows 10
5 888 (25.22%) Windows 7
6 461 (13.09%) Linux
7 374 (10.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 325 (9.23%) Windows 8
9 108 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 100 (2.84%) Android
10 100 (2.84%) CentOS
11 98 (2.78%) Windows XP
12 89 (2.53%) Mac OS X
13 87 (2.47%) Unix
14 62 (1.76%) Mac OS
15 51 (1.45%) Apple iOS
16 41 (1.16%) Solaris
17 31 (0.88%) Ubuntu
18 27 (0.77%) AIX
19 24 (0.68%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 908 (25.79%) ITIL
2 362 (10.28%) Problem-Solving
3 234 (6.65%) Project Management
4 217 (6.16%) Migration
5 201 (5.71%) Service Delivery
6 197 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
7 177 (5.03%) Service Management
8 164 (4.66%) Presales
9 161 (4.57%) DevOps
10 157 (4.46%) Mentoring
11 146 (4.15%) Problem Management
12 138 (3.92%) ITIL V3
12 138 (3.92%) Time Management
13 135 (3.83%) Incident Management
14 123 (3.49%) Continuous Improvement
15 122 (3.46%) Customer Requirements
16 120 (3.41%) Change Management
16 120 (3.41%) ITSM
17 103 (2.93%) Line Management
17 103 (2.93%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 708 (20.11%) PowerShell
2 622 (17.67%) SQL
3 107 (3.04%) C#
4 89 (2.53%) T-SQL
5 82 (2.33%) JavaScript
6 60 (1.70%) Python
7 59 (1.68%) Bash Shell
8 53 (1.51%) VB
9 50 (1.42%) Perl
10 47 (1.33%) VBScript
11 39 (1.11%) C
12 34 (0.97%) Java
13 30 (0.85%) Shell Script
14 28 (0.80%) VBA
15 26 (0.74%) PHP
16 12 (0.34%) Ruby
17 9 (0.26%) C++
18 6 (0.17%) PL/SQL
19 2 (0.057%) Bourne shell
19 2 (0.057%) Korn
Qualifications
1 685 (19.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 455 (12.92%) MCSE
3 362 (10.28%) Degree
4 281 (7.98%) MCSA
5 227 (6.45%) Security Cleared
6 206 (5.85%) Cisco Certification
7 195 (5.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 179 (5.08%) CCNA
9 170 (4.83%) MCP
10 128 (3.64%) MCITP
11 111 (3.15%) SC Cleared
12 75 (2.13%) CCNP
12 75 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
13 55 (1.56%) A+ Certification
14 45 (1.28%) CCA
15 42 (1.19%) DV Cleared
15 42 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
16 41 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 40 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
18 39 (1.11%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (8.75%) SLA
2 65 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 60 (1.70%) GDPR
4 34 (0.97%) QA
5 27 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 19 (0.54%) PMO
7 18 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
8 12 (0.34%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.23%) COBIT
9 8 (0.23%) ISO 9000
10 7 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.14%) DICOM
11 5 (0.14%) HL7
12 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.11%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.057%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.057%) ISAE 3402
13 2 (0.057%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.028%) Disclosure Scotland
14 1 (0.028%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 2,460 (69.87%) Active Directory
2 1,129 (32.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,078 (30.62%) Hyper-V
4 369 (10.48%) VMware ESXi
5 351 (9.97%) XenApp
6 283 (8.04%) XenDesktop
7 273 (7.75%) vSphere
8 122 (3.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 90 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
10 89 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
11 76 (2.16%) XenServer
12 72 (2.04%) Virtual Desktop
13 56 (1.59%) Terminal Services
14 52 (1.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 41 (1.16%) Docker
16 37 (1.05%) BitLocker
17 36 (1.02%) VirtualBox
18 35 (0.99%) DFS Replication
19 23 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
20 22 (0.62%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 603 (17.13%) SCCM
2 265 (7.53%) SCOM
3 131 (3.72%) WSUS
4 113 (3.21%) Backup Exec
5 91 (2.58%) SCOrch
6 84 (2.39%) Microsoft Intune
7 83 (2.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 79 (2.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 70 (1.99%) vCenter Server
10 53 (1.51%) Microsoft Clustering
11 52 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
12 50 (1.42%) Puppet
13 48 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
14 45 (1.28%) Failover Clustering
15 44 (1.25%) AirWatch
15 44 (1.25%) vRealize
16 43 (1.22%) Ansible
16 43 (1.22%) SCVMM
17 32 (0.91%) NetBackup
18 28 (0.80%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2,139 (60.75%) Microsoft
2 1,906 (54.13%) VMware
3 807 (22.92%) Citrix
4 776 (22.04%) Cisco
5 358 (10.17%) HP
6 176 (5.00%) NetApp
7 169 (4.80%) Apple
8 156 (4.43%) Veeam
9 151 (4.29%) Dell
10 131 (3.72%) Red Hat
11 121 (3.44%) SolarWinds
12 118 (3.35%) Symantec
13 92 (2.61%) Oracle
13 92 (2.61%) Sophos
14 85 (2.41%) McAfee
15 84 (2.39%) EMC
15 84 (2.39%) IBM
16 80 (2.27%) Meraki
17 72 (2.04%) Avaya
17 72 (2.04%) Juniper