Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 264 201 186
Rank change year-on-year -63 -15 -40
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 788 2,154 2,810
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 1.72% 1.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.97% 7.70% 7.97%
Number of salaries quoted 740 1,923 2,460
Median annual salary £40,000 £36,670 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.08% -2.21% +1.35%
10th Percentile £23,950 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £60,025
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% +5.88%

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 13,199 27,979 35,269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.50% 22.40% 23.24%
Number of salaries quoted 10,793 22,705 28,697
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% -1.19% +5.00%

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 25 January 2021.

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 25 January 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 -66 722 £40,000 +6.67% 151
UK excluding London -34 579 £37,500 +7.14% 129
South East +8 185 £38,000 +11.76% 34
London -68 184 £53,180 +37.24% 31
North of England -24 132 £35,000 -6.67% 48
Work from Home -38 96 £50,000 +5.26% 17
Midlands -17 90 £37,500 +8.70% 18
South West -40 79 £34,000 -9.33% 16
North West +13 72 £40,000 +6.67% 30
East of England +25 47 £42,500 +6.25% 3
East Midlands -2 46 £38,250 +21.43% 6
West Midlands +8 44 £37,039 -1.23% 12
Yorkshire -65 37 £26,500 -24.29% 10
Wales +37 25 £42,500 +21.43% 5
North East +33 23 £45,000 +50.00% 8
Scotland +14 20 £47,500 +35.68% 3
Channel Islands - 1 £36,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 788 (100.00%) Windows
2 597 (75.76%) Active Directory
3 588 (74.62%) Windows Server
4 519 (65.86%) Microsoft
5 453 (57.49%) VMware
6 440 (55.84%) Windows Server 2016
7 383 (48.60%) Office 365
8 350 (44.42%) Azure
9 332 (42.13%) VMware Infrastructure
10 292 (37.06%) DNS
11 279 (35.41%) Windows 10
12 246 (31.22%) Firewall
13 239 (30.33%) Windows Server 2008
14 234 (29.70%) DHCP
15 232 (29.44%) Windows Server 2019
16 227 (28.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 223 (28.30%) PowerShell
18 193 (24.49%) Hyper-V
19 190 (24.11%) ITIL
20 187 (23.73%) Cisco
21 161 (20.43%) SCCM
22 157 (19.92%) MS Exchange
23 154 (19.54%) Citrix
24 151 (19.16%) TCP/IP
25 134 (17.01%) Windows 7
26 130 (16.50%) SQL Server
26 130 (16.50%) Microsoft Office
26 130 (16.50%) SAN
27 121 (15.36%) Azure Active Directory
28 119 (15.10%) Problem-Solving

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
1 157 (19.92%) MS Exchange
2 75 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 68 (8.63%) SharePoint
4 56 (7.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 42 (5.33%) IIS
6 31 (3.93%) Skype for Business
7 23 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 21 (2.66%) Confluence
9 11 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
10 7 (0.89%) WordPress
11 6 (0.76%) Apache
12 4 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.38%) nginx
13 3 (0.38%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.13%) CMS
14 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 130 (16.50%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.25%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.13%) BASE24
3 1 (0.13%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 383 (48.60%) Office 365
2 350 (44.42%) Azure
3 121 (15.36%) Azure Active Directory
4 88 (11.17%) AWS
5 71 (9.01%) IaaS
6 62 (7.87%) SaaS
7 55 (6.98%) PaaS
8 23 (2.92%) OneDrive
9 20 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (2.03%) Mimecast
11 11 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
12 10 (1.27%) Power Platform
13 9 (1.14%) GCP
14 6 (0.76%) G Suite
15 4 (0.51%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 4 (0.51%) PowerApps
15 4 (0.51%) Serverless
15 4 (0.51%) Slack
16 3 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
16 3 (0.38%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 292 (37.06%) DNS
2 246 (31.22%) Firewall
3 234 (29.70%) DHCP
4 151 (19.16%) TCP/IP
5 130 (16.50%) SAN
6 101 (12.82%) WAN
7 96 (12.18%) LAN
8 94 (11.93%) VPN
9 86 (10.91%) VLAN
10 85 (10.79%) VoIP
11 58 (7.36%) Skype
12 42 (5.33%) VSAN
13 31 (3.93%) NetScaler
14 29 (3.68%) NAS
15 26 (3.30%) Wireless
16 23 (2.92%) Remote Desktop
17 20 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
18 18 (2.28%) Cisco ASA
18 18 (2.28%) Internet
18 18 (2.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (16.50%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.30%) Amazon RDS
3 18 (2.28%) MySQL
4 17 (2.16%) SQL Server 2014
5 13 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (0.76%) Relational Database
6 6 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (0.63%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.51%) Cosmos DB
8 4 (0.51%) GIS
8 4 (0.51%) QGIS
9 3 (0.38%) Power BI
9 3 (0.38%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.25%) Big Data
10 2 (0.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 18 (2.28%) JIRA
2 13 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.14%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.14%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.02%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (0.76%) Maven
7 5 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.51%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.38%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.38%) GitLab
9 3 (0.38%) Gradle
9 3 (0.38%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.38%) MSI
9 3 (0.38%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.13%) Hudson
General
1 86 (10.91%) Finance
2 25 (3.17%) Law
3 23 (2.92%) Military
4 17 (2.16%) Banking
4 17 (2.16%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.78%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.52%) Electronics
6 12 (1.52%) Legal
7 10 (1.27%) Public Sector
8 8 (1.02%) Automotive
8 8 (1.02%) Retail
9 7 (0.89%) Marketing
10 5 (0.63%) Police
11 4 (0.51%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.51%) Billing
11 4 (0.51%) Housing Association
12 3 (0.38%) Local Government
13 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.13%) Advertising
14 1 (0.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 179 (22.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 135 (17.13%) IT Engineer
3 106 (13.45%) Support Engineer
4 94 (11.93%) Analyst
5 90 (11.42%) IT Support
6 61 (7.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 50 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support
8 47 (5.96%) Systems Engineer
9 45 (5.71%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 44 (5.58%) Administrator
10 44 (5.58%) IT Support Engineer
10 44 (5.58%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 43 (5.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 41 (5.20%) 3rd Line Support
13 38 (4.82%) Azure Engineer
14 31 (3.93%) Service Analyst
15 29 (3.68%) Support Analyst
15 29 (3.68%) Systems Administrator
16 28 (3.55%) Service Desk Analyst
17 25 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.05%) Web Services
2 8 (1.02%) .NET
3 6 (0.76%) HTML
3 6 (0.76%) SAML
3 6 (0.76%) XML
4 5 (0.63%) SOAP
5 4 (0.51%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (0.51%) LAMP
5 4 (0.51%) PostGIS
5 4 (0.51%) WCF
6 3 (0.38%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (0.38%) CSS
6 3 (0.38%) HTML5
6 3 (0.38%) REST
6 3 (0.38%) WSH
6 3 (0.38%) XSLT
7 2 (0.25%) LDAP
7 2 (0.25%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 58 (7.36%) Data Centre
2 49 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 38 (4.82%) Public Cloud
5 30 (3.81%) Driving Licence
6 29 (3.68%) PKI
6 29 (3.68%) Replication
7 24 (3.05%) Clustering
7 24 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
8 23 (2.92%) Client/Server
9 18 (2.28%) Smartphone
10 16 (2.03%) User Experience
11 14 (1.78%) Life Science
12 12 (1.52%) iPhone
13 9 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
14 8 (1.02%) EMC VNXe
14 8 (1.02%) FlexPod
14 8 (1.02%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 8 (1.02%) Wiki
15 7 (0.89%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 788 (100.00%) Windows
2 588 (74.62%) Windows Server
3 440 (55.84%) Windows Server 2016
4 279 (35.41%) Windows 10
5 239 (30.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 232 (29.44%) Windows Server 2019
7 134 (17.01%) Windows 7
8 108 (13.71%) Linux
9 50 (6.35%) Windows 8
10 24 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (2.79%) CentOS
12 19 (2.41%) Android
13 14 (1.78%) Unix
14 12 (1.52%) Mac OS
15 11 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 9 (1.14%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.89%) Apple iOS
17 7 (0.89%) Debian
18 6 (0.76%) Data ONTAP
19 5 (0.63%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (28.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 190 (24.11%) ITIL
3 119 (15.10%) Problem-Solving
4 82 (10.41%) DevOps
5 61 (7.74%) Disaster Recovery
6 56 (7.11%) Migration
7 54 (6.85%) Service Management
8 49 (6.22%) Continuous Improvement
9 44 (5.58%) Project Management
10 41 (5.20%) ITIL V3
11 39 (4.95%) Change Management
12 38 (4.82%) IT Strategy
12 38 (4.82%) Service Delivery
13 36 (4.57%) Incident Management
14 33 (4.19%) High Availability
14 33 (4.19%) Problem Management
14 33 (4.19%) Project Delivery
15 31 (3.93%) Agile Software Development
16 30 (3.81%) ITSM
17 29 (3.68%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 223 (28.30%) PowerShell
2 112 (14.21%) SQL
3 23 (2.92%) Python
4 20 (2.54%) T-SQL
5 19 (2.41%) Bash Shell
6 13 (1.65%) Perl
6 13 (1.65%) VB
6 13 (1.65%) VBScript
7 7 (0.89%) C#
7 7 (0.89%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.63%) C
8 5 (0.63%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.25%) ActionScript
9 2 (0.25%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (0.25%) PHP
9 2 (0.25%) Ruby
10 1 (0.13%) VBA
10 1 (0.13%) XAML
Qualifications
1 100 (12.69%) Security Cleared
2 91 (11.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 88 (11.17%) SC Cleared
4 66 (8.38%) MCSE
5 53 (6.73%) MCSA
6 47 (5.96%) Cisco Certification
7 44 (5.58%) CCNA
8 39 (4.95%) Degree
9 38 (4.82%) MCP
10 22 (2.79%) ITIL Certification
10 22 (2.79%) MCITP
10 22 (2.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 19 (2.41%) BPSS Clearance
12 17 (2.16%) VCP6
13 16 (2.03%) DV Cleared
14 15 (1.90%) CISSP
15 13 (1.65%) CCSA
16 11 (1.40%) AWS Certification
17 10 (1.27%) Check Point Certification
17 10 (1.27%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (9.14%) SLA
2 17 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.89%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.51%) QA
5 3 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.25%) GDPR
6 2 (0.25%) PMO
7 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 597 (75.76%) Active Directory
2 332 (42.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 193 (24.49%) Hyper-V
4 115 (14.59%) VMware ESXi
5 80 (10.15%) vSphere
6 47 (5.96%) XenApp
7 46 (5.84%) Virtual Servers
8 45 (5.71%) XenDesktop
9 26 (3.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 24 (3.05%) VMware NSX
11 15 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
12 14 (1.78%) Virtual Desktop
13 12 (1.52%) Docker
14 11 (1.40%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 9 (1.14%) VMware Server
16 8 (1.02%) Terminal Services
16 8 (1.02%) Xen
17 5 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
18 4 (0.51%) NFS
18 4 (0.51%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 161 (20.43%) SCCM
2 93 (11.80%) Microsoft Intune
3 47 (5.96%) SCOM
4 35 (4.44%) WSUS
5 30 (3.81%) SCVMM
6 27 (3.43%) Ansible
7 26 (3.30%) vCenter Server
8 25 (3.17%) Terraform
9 19 (2.41%) Kubernetes
10 18 (2.28%) SCOrch
11 15 (1.90%) Single Sign-On
12 12 (1.52%) AirWatch
12 12 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
12 12 (1.52%) Nagios
13 11 (1.40%) Backup Exec
13 11 (1.40%) Puppet
14 7 (0.89%) CASB
14 7 (0.89%) Failover Clustering
14 7 (0.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 519 (65.86%) Microsoft
2 453 (57.49%) VMware
3 187 (23.73%) Cisco
4 154 (19.54%) Citrix
5 78 (9.90%) Veeam
6 53 (6.73%) SolarWinds
7 45 (5.71%) Dell
8 35 (4.44%) CheckPoint
9 32 (4.06%) HP
10 28 (3.55%) NetApp
10 28 (3.55%) Sophos
11 27 (3.43%) Mitel
12 25 (3.17%) EMC
12 25 (3.17%) Red Hat
13 22 (2.79%) Apple
13 22 (2.79%) Meraki
13 22 (2.79%) SonicWALL
14 20 (2.54%) CommVault
15 18 (2.28%) ServiceNow
16 17 (2.16%) McAfee