Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 149 131
Rank change year-on-year -30 -18 -16
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 3,008 4,226 4,738
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.90% 2.35% 2.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.22% 9.62% 10.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2,555 3,662 4,219
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% -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 36,577 43,931 45,652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.14% 24.48% 24.64%
Number of salaries quoted 29,350 35,562 38,695
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.51%
10th Percentile £25,625 £24,888 £24,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - -

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 -23 2,809 £37,500 +1.35% 353
UK excluding London -30 1,925 £35,000 +2.94% 274
London -42 999 £45,000 - 93
South East -46 541 £37,500 +15.38% 57
North of England -38 470 £35,000 +7.69% 75
Midlands +36 348 £35,000 -2.78% 49
North West -29 265 £35,000 +18.64% 45
East of England +23 230 £35,000 -4.11% 30
South West -45 209 £35,000 - 49
West Midlands +38 196 £39,000 +4.00% 28
Yorkshire -49 164 £35,000 +7.69% 27
East Midlands +28 152 £32,500 +3.17% 21
Scotland -62 62 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Wales -44 52 £35,000 +11.11% 4
North East -34 41 £41,514 +27.74% 3
Channel Islands -1 10 £33,500 +3.08%
Northern Ireland -7 7 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Isle of Man +14 3 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 3,008 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,262 (75.20%) Windows Server
3 2,102 (69.88%) Active Directory
4 1,881 (62.53%) Microsoft
5 1,765 (58.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 1,645 (54.69%) VMware
7 1,343 (44.65%) Office 365
8 1,050 (34.91%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1,003 (33.34%) Windows 10
10 948 (31.52%) DNS
11 922 (30.65%) Microsoft Azure
12 900 (29.92%) Windows 7
13 841 (27.96%) Firewall
14 835 (27.76%) MS Exchange
15 811 (26.96%) DHCP
16 763 (25.37%) Hyper-V
17 715 (23.77%) ITIL
18 659 (21.91%) Citrix
19 640 (21.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 638 (21.21%) PowerShell
21 634 (21.08%) Microsoft Certification
22 632 (21.01%) Cisco
23 617 (20.51%) SCCM
24 602 (20.01%) SQL Server
25 566 (18.82%) Microsoft Office
26 548 (18.22%) Linux
27 502 (16.69%) SQL
28 493 (16.39%) TCP/IP
29 446 (14.83%) Finance
30 435 (14.46%) WAN

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
1 835 (27.76%) MS Exchange
2 416 (13.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 326 (10.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 323 (10.74%) SharePoint
5 185 (6.15%) Skype for Business
6 174 (5.78%) IIS
7 93 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2007
8 47 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 38 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
10 34 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 29 (0.96%) Apache
12 26 (0.86%) Tomcat
13 25 (0.83%) nginx
14 22 (0.73%) IBM Notes
15 20 (0.66%) CMS
16 19 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
17 15 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
18 12 (0.40%) WebLogic
19 10 (0.33%) OpenStack
20 7 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 566 (18.82%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
3 40 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 39 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.100%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.100%) Windchill
9 2 (0.066%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.066%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.033%) Abaqus
10 1 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.033%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 52 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.20%) Infor SunSystems
3 6 (0.20%) ReMetrica
4 5 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.17%) Sage 200
5 4 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.100%) Elite 3E
6 3 (0.100%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.100%) Rolfe and Nolan
7 2 (0.066%) Magento
8 1 (0.033%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.033%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.033%) Lawson
8 1 (0.033%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.033%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,343 (44.65%) Office 365
2 922 (30.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 382 (12.70%) Amazon AWS
4 102 (3.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 82 (2.73%) Mimecast
6 81 (2.69%) IaaS
7 66 (2.19%) SaaS
8 59 (1.96%) PaaS
9 52 (1.73%) Dynamics 365
10 44 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
11 29 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
11 29 (0.96%) OneDrive
12 20 (0.66%) G Suite
12 20 (0.66%) GitHub
13 12 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (0.40%) Amazon S3
13 12 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (0.20%) iTunes
15 5 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 948 (31.52%) DNS
2 841 (27.96%) Firewall
3 811 (26.96%) DHCP
4 493 (16.39%) TCP/IP
5 435 (14.46%) WAN
6 430 (14.30%) LAN
7 417 (13.86%) SAN
8 322 (10.70%) VPN
9 242 (8.05%) VLAN
10 197 (6.55%) VoIP
11 155 (5.15%) Skype
12 142 (4.72%) Network Security
13 138 (4.59%) Internet
14 131 (4.36%) Wireless
15 124 (4.12%) Remote Desktop
16 113 (3.76%) Wi-Fi
17 98 (3.26%) NAS
18 90 (2.99%) NetScaler
19 80 (2.66%) iSCSI
20 65 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 602 (20.01%) SQL Server
2 115 (3.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 89 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 72 (2.39%) SQL Server 2016
5 70 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 43 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 41 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 38 (1.26%) MySQL
9 25 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
10 24 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
11 23 (0.76%) MongoDB
11 23 (0.76%) Relational Database
12 21 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 19 (0.63%) NoSQL
14 18 (0.60%) Oracle Database
15 17 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
16 16 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
17 15 (0.50%) Power BI
18 11 (0.37%) DB2
18 11 (0.37%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 52 (1.73%) Jenkins
2 26 (0.86%) WinDbg
3 25 (0.83%) JIRA
4 19 (0.63%) MSI
5 15 (0.50%) Visual Studio
6 14 (0.47%) Redmine
6 14 (0.47%) Trac
7 13 (0.43%) Git (software)
8 12 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (0.23%) Hudson
10 7 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.20%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.17%) Subversion
13 4 (0.13%) Ant
13 4 (0.13%) Artifactory
13 4 (0.13%) TeamCity
14 3 (0.100%) MSBuild
14 3 (0.100%) Rational DOORS
General
1 446 (14.83%) Finance
2 114 (3.79%) Retail
3 102 (3.39%) Legal
4 87 (2.89%) Telecoms
5 79 (2.63%) Banking
6 57 (1.89%) Law
7 48 (1.60%) Manufacturing
8 40 (1.33%) Marketing
9 37 (1.23%) Investment Banking
10 34 (1.13%) Games
11 26 (0.86%) Advertising
12 25 (0.83%) Electronics
13 20 (0.66%) Financial Institution
14 18 (0.60%) Billing
15 15 (0.50%) Back Office
15 15 (0.50%) Publishing
16 13 (0.43%) Military
17 11 (0.37%) Aerospace
17 11 (0.37%) Automotive
18 7 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 654 (21.74%) Support Engineer
2 508 (16.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 489 (16.26%) Analyst
4 389 (12.93%) IT Support
5 297 (9.87%) IT Engineer
6 279 (9.28%) Support Analyst
7 239 (7.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 225 (7.48%) 2nd Line Support
8 225 (7.48%) 3rd Line Support
9 204 (6.78%) Administrator
10 193 (6.42%) IT Support Engineer
11 182 (6.05%) Windows Engineer
12 165 (5.49%) IT Analyst
13 161 (5.35%) Systems Administrator
14 157 (5.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 144 (4.79%) Server Engineer
16 141 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
17 140 (4.65%) Architect
18 131 (4.36%) Infrastructure Support
19 130 (4.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (3.16%) Web Services
2 71 (2.36%) .NET
3 45 (1.50%) HTML
4 40 (1.33%) CSS
5 31 (1.03%) XML
6 29 (0.96%) Software Packaging
7 21 (0.70%) jQuery
8 20 (0.66%) LDAP
9 19 (0.63%) JSON
10 16 (0.53%) ASP.NET
10 16 (0.53%) RabbitMQ
11 14 (0.47%) SOAP
12 10 (0.33%) LAMP
12 10 (0.33%) Node.js
13 9 (0.30%) ADSI
13 9 (0.30%) COM
13 9 (0.30%) WSH
14 8 (0.27%) HTML5
14 8 (0.27%) WinForms
15 7 (0.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 355 (11.80%) Data Centre
2 219 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
3 174 (5.78%) Clustering
4 147 (4.89%) PKI
5 138 (4.59%) Self-Motivation
6 109 (3.62%) Management Information System
7 96 (3.19%) Replication
8 70 (2.33%) iPhone
9 65 (2.16%) Public Cloud
10 54 (1.80%) Blackberry
10 54 (1.80%) Driving Licence
10 54 (1.80%) Fat Client
10 54 (1.80%) Thin Client
11 52 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
12 47 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
13 45 (1.50%) Fintech
14 38 (1.26%) User Experience
15 35 (1.16%) iPad
16 23 (0.76%) Client/Server
16 23 (0.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3,008 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,262 (75.20%) Windows Server
3 1,765 (58.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 1,003 (33.34%) Windows 10
5 900 (29.92%) Windows 7
6 548 (18.22%) Linux
7 363 (12.07%) Windows 8
8 351 (11.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 128 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 92 (3.06%) Mac OS X
11 91 (3.03%) Android
11 91 (3.03%) Apple iOS
12 77 (2.56%) Unix
13 73 (2.43%) CentOS
13 73 (2.43%) Windows XP
14 61 (2.03%) Mac OS
15 57 (1.89%) Ubuntu
16 32 (1.06%) AIX
17 18 (0.60%) Debian
18 17 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 715 (23.77%) ITIL
2 640 (21.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 329 (10.94%) Problem-Solving
4 243 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
5 225 (7.48%) Migration
6 214 (7.11%) DevOps
7 201 (6.68%) Disaster Recovery
8 181 (6.02%) Project Management
9 176 (5.85%) Service Management
10 174 (5.78%) Mentoring
11 150 (4.99%) Change Management
12 145 (4.82%) Incident Management
13 125 (4.16%) Patch Management
14 122 (4.06%) Presales
15 120 (3.99%) High Availability
16 116 (3.86%) ITIL V3
17 114 (3.79%) Problem Management
18 113 (3.76%) Service Delivery
19 108 (3.59%) Continuous Improvement
20 106 (3.52%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 638 (21.21%) PowerShell
2 502 (16.69%) SQL
3 80 (2.66%) VBScript
4 76 (2.53%) Python
5 68 (2.26%) JavaScript
6 60 (1.99%) T-SQL
7 53 (1.76%) Bash Shell
8 49 (1.63%) VB
9 45 (1.50%) C#
10 34 (1.13%) PHP
11 28 (0.93%) C
12 25 (0.83%) Java
13 24 (0.80%) Shell Script
14 23 (0.76%) Perl
15 20 (0.66%) Ruby
16 18 (0.60%) C++
16 18 (0.60%) VB.NET
17 10 (0.33%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.20%) MUMPS
18 6 (0.20%) VC++
Qualifications
1 634 (21.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 424 (14.10%) MCSE
3 240 (7.98%) MCSA
4 222 (7.38%) Cisco Certification
5 204 (6.78%) Degree
6 202 (6.72%) CCNA
7 191 (6.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 170 (5.65%) MCP
9 158 (5.25%) Security Cleared
10 102 (3.39%) MCITP
11 98 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
12 84 (2.79%) SC Cleared
13 59 (1.96%) CCNP
14 58 (1.93%) Citrix Certification
15 56 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
16 37 (1.23%) DV Cleared
17 26 (0.86%) MCTS
18 25 (0.83%) CCA
18 25 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 22 (0.73%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 249 (8.28%) SLA
2 59 (1.96%) GDPR
3 44 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.63%) PCI DSS
4 19 (0.63%) PMO
5 13 (0.43%) QA
6 11 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.23%) PMBOK
8 6 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.100%) COBIT
9 3 (0.100%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.100%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.066%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.066%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.033%) IASME
11 1 (0.033%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 2,102 (69.88%) Active Directory
2 1,050 (34.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 763 (25.37%) Hyper-V
4 302 (10.04%) VMware ESXi
5 277 (9.21%) vSphere
6 239 (7.95%) XenApp
7 168 (5.59%) XenDesktop
8 89 (2.96%) Virtual Servers
9 83 (2.76%) Virtual Machines
10 80 (2.66%) Docker
10 80 (2.66%) Microsoft App-V
11 63 (2.09%) Virtual Desktop
12 61 (2.03%) BitLocker
13 59 (1.96%) VMware Workstation
14 48 (1.60%) Terminal Services
15 33 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 24 (0.80%) NFS
17 22 (0.73%) VMware Server
18 21 (0.70%) Firmware
19 20 (0.66%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 617 (20.51%) SCCM
2 247 (8.21%) SCOM
3 140 (4.65%) WSUS
4 121 (4.02%) Backup Exec
5 81 (2.69%) vCenter Server
6 67 (2.23%) vRealize
7 63 (2.09%) Microsoft Clustering
7 63 (2.09%) SCOrch
8 54 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
9 49 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
10 42 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
11 41 (1.36%) Puppet
11 41 (1.36%) SCVMM
12 38 (1.26%) Ansible
13 36 (1.20%) AirWatch
14 34 (1.13%) Nagios
14 34 (1.13%) NetBackup
15 32 (1.06%) ZABBIX
16 31 (1.03%) Failover Clustering
16 31 (1.03%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 1,881 (62.53%) Microsoft
2 1,645 (54.69%) VMware
3 659 (21.91%) Citrix
4 632 (21.01%) Cisco
5 294 (9.77%) HP
6 183 (6.08%) Veeam
7 160 (5.32%) NetApp
8 158 (5.25%) Dell
9 139 (4.62%) Red Hat
10 123 (4.09%) Apple
11 119 (3.96%) Symantec
12 107 (3.56%) Avaya
13 96 (3.19%) EMC
14 79 (2.63%) IBM
15 78 (2.59%) Oracle
15 78 (2.59%) SolarWinds
16 74 (2.46%) McAfee
17 70 (2.33%) Ivanti
17 70 (2.33%) Meraki
18 69 (2.29%) Veritas