Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 144 129
Rank change year-on-year -32 -15 -20
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 3,304 4,329 5,162
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.96% 2.46% 2.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.53% 9.92% 10.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2,710 3,850 4,592
UK median annual salary £36,750 £37,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.65% +0.67% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £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 38,746 43,645 50,110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.93% 24.76% 25.43%
Number of salaries quoted 31,149 35,522 42,741
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £25,375 £25,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.88% - +3.16%

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 August 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 21 August 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 -31 3,083 £37,500 -1.32% 345
UK excluding London -41 2,087 £34,000 -2.86% 270
London -40 1,124 £45,000 - 84
South East -43 650 £34,000 -5.56% 61
North of England -42 505 £33,000 +1.54% 92
Midlands +9 337 £32,500 -10.96% 48
North West -13 290 £32,500 +8.33% 63
South West -23 241 £34,000 -2.86% 37
East of England -4 232 £37,500 +2.74% 23
West Midlands +17 221 £31,500 -16.00% 22
Yorkshire -45 193 £36,088 +3.11% 20
East Midlands -3 116 £32,500 -10.96% 26
Scotland -66 64 £37,500 -7.41% 4
Wales -30 49 £32,500 - 3
North East -28 22 £27,500 -17.48% 9
Northern Ireland +10 16 £32,500 - 2
Isle of Man +7 5 £29,500 -
Channel Islands -10 4 £29,500 -9.23%

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 3,304 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,475 (74.91%) Windows Server
3 2,299 (69.58%) Active Directory
4 2,024 (61.26%) Microsoft
5 1,979 (59.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 1,764 (53.39%) VMware
7 1,431 (43.31%) Office 365
8 1,092 (33.05%) Windows 10
9 1,075 (32.54%) VMware Infrastructure
10 970 (29.36%) MS Exchange
11 969 (29.33%) DNS
12 961 (29.09%) Microsoft Azure
13 911 (27.57%) Hyper-V
14 895 (27.09%) Windows 7
15 849 (25.70%) Firewall
16 781 (23.64%) DHCP
17 771 (23.34%) ITIL
18 765 (23.15%) Citrix
19 697 (21.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 691 (20.91%) Cisco
21 683 (20.67%) PowerShell
22 679 (20.55%) SQL Server
23 629 (19.04%) Microsoft Office
24 627 (18.98%) Microsoft Certification
25 589 (17.83%) SQL
26 566 (17.13%) SCCM
27 555 (16.80%) Exchange Server 2010
28 521 (15.77%) TCP/IP
29 519 (15.71%) Finance
30 503 (15.22%) Linux

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
1 970 (29.36%) MS Exchange
2 555 (16.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 423 (12.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 319 (9.65%) SharePoint
5 223 (6.75%) IIS
6 175 (5.30%) Skype for Business
7 119 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
8 68 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 65 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2003
10 49 (1.48%) Apache
11 39 (1.18%) Confluence
11 39 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
12 31 (0.94%) OpenStack
13 27 (0.82%) WebLogic
14 23 (0.70%) Tomcat
15 21 (0.64%) WebSphere
16 18 (0.54%) nginx
17 11 (0.33%) WordPress
18 10 (0.30%) CMS
19 5 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 629 (19.04%) Microsoft Office
2 57 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
4 29 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.18%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.15%) InDesign
8 5 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.091%) Windchill
10 1 (0.030%) Abaqus
10 1 (0.030%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.030%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.030%) Mathcad
10 1 (0.030%) Maya
10 1 (0.030%) NUKE
10 1 (0.030%) Revit
10 1 (0.030%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 24 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.51%) Documaker
3 14 (0.42%) Elite 3E
4 11 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.30%) Infor SunSystems
5 10 (0.30%) ReMetrica
6 8 (0.24%) MetaTrader
7 5 (0.15%) Veritas eDiscovery
8 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.12%) Sage 200
8 4 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.061%) Maximo
9 2 (0.061%) Rolfe and Nolan
9 2 (0.061%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.030%) Infor M3
10 1 (0.030%) Magento
10 1 (0.030%) Relativity
10 1 (0.030%) Sage 50
10 1 (0.030%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1,431 (43.31%) Office 365
2 961 (29.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 386 (11.68%) Amazon AWS
4 113 (3.42%) Azure Active Directory
5 112 (3.39%) IaaS
6 84 (2.54%) Mimecast
7 71 (2.15%) PaaS
8 60 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
9 58 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
10 41 (1.24%) SaaS
11 35 (1.06%) OneDrive
12 25 (0.76%) GitHub
13 21 (0.64%) G Suite
14 12 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
15 8 (0.24%) Amazon S3
15 8 (0.24%) NuGet
16 7 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 7 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
17 6 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
18 4 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 969 (29.33%) DNS
2 849 (25.70%) Firewall
3 781 (23.64%) DHCP
4 521 (15.77%) TCP/IP
5 468 (14.16%) SAN
6 428 (12.95%) LAN
7 422 (12.77%) WAN
8 322 (9.75%) VPN
9 182 (5.51%) Network Security
10 174 (5.27%) VLAN
11 146 (4.42%) VoIP
12 141 (4.27%) Skype
13 132 (4.00%) NetScaler
14 122 (3.69%) Wireless
15 121 (3.66%) Internet
15 121 (3.66%) Remote Desktop
16 113 (3.42%) NAS
17 96 (2.91%) Cisco ASA
18 88 (2.66%) Wi-Fi
19 69 (2.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 679 (20.55%) SQL Server
2 128 (3.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 109 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 57 (1.73%) SQL Server 2014
5 43 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
6 39 (1.18%) MongoDB
7 37 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
8 31 (0.94%) MySQL
8 31 (0.94%) Oracle Database
9 29 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 24 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 23 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
11 23 (0.70%) Relational Database
12 21 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
13 18 (0.54%) NoSQL
14 15 (0.45%) Big Data
15 14 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
16 13 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
17 11 (0.33%) Oracle Database 12c
18 8 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 55 (1.66%) Git (software)
2 39 (1.18%) JIRA
3 36 (1.09%) Jenkins
3 36 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
4 28 (0.85%) TeamCity
5 25 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (0.73%) Visual Studio
7 18 (0.54%) MSI
7 18 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
8 17 (0.51%) Gerrit
9 14 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (0.33%) WinDbg
11 9 (0.27%) Maven
11 9 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 8 (0.24%) Ant
12 8 (0.24%) CA Release Automation
12 8 (0.24%) Eclipse
12 8 (0.24%) Fiddler
12 8 (0.24%) IntelliJ
12 8 (0.24%) ReSharper
General
1 519 (15.71%) Finance
2 140 (4.24%) Legal
3 114 (3.45%) Retail
4 101 (3.06%) Law
5 100 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 86 (2.60%) Banking
7 62 (1.88%) Manufacturing
8 56 (1.69%) Marketing
9 41 (1.24%) Investment Banking
10 32 (0.97%) Advertising
11 26 (0.79%) Back Office
12 24 (0.73%) Financial Institution
13 20 (0.61%) Billing
14 18 (0.54%) Automotive
14 18 (0.54%) Games
15 16 (0.48%) Electronics
15 16 (0.48%) Military
16 13 (0.39%) Aerospace
16 13 (0.39%) Publishing
17 8 (0.24%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 698 (21.13%) Support Engineer
2 519 (15.71%) Analyst
3 486 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 445 (13.47%) IT Support
5 340 (10.29%) IT Engineer
6 279 (8.44%) Support Analyst
7 272 (8.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 248 (7.51%) 2nd Line Support
9 216 (6.54%) 3rd Line Support
10 215 (6.51%) Administrator
10 215 (6.51%) IT Support Engineer
11 192 (5.81%) Architect
12 181 (5.48%) Windows Engineer
13 179 (5.42%) Systems Engineer
14 167 (5.05%) IT Analyst
15 162 (4.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 152 (4.60%) Systems Administrator
17 143 (4.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 139 (4.21%) Desktop Support
19 134 (4.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (3.03%) Web Services
2 83 (2.51%) .NET
3 53 (1.60%) HTML
4 37 (1.12%) ASP.NET
5 35 (1.06%) CSS
6 32 (0.97%) XML
7 28 (0.85%) Middleware
8 27 (0.82%) LDAP
9 25 (0.76%) SOAP
10 20 (0.61%) .NET Framework
11 18 (0.54%) AngularJS
11 18 (0.54%) JSON
12 17 (0.51%) ASP.NET Web API
12 17 (0.51%) jQuery
12 17 (0.51%) RESTful
12 17 (0.51%) YAML
13 16 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (0.45%) WSH
15 13 (0.39%) HTML5
16 12 (0.36%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 325 (9.84%) Data Centre
2 220 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
3 164 (4.96%) Self-Motivation
4 134 (4.06%) Clustering
5 105 (3.18%) PKI
6 91 (2.75%) Management Information System
7 84 (2.54%) Replication
8 76 (2.30%) Blackberry
9 69 (2.09%) Driving Licence
10 65 (1.97%) iPhone
11 60 (1.82%) Computer Science
12 53 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
13 50 (1.51%) Public Cloud
14 46 (1.39%) Private Cloud
15 44 (1.33%) Fat Client
15 44 (1.33%) Thin Client
16 40 (1.21%) iPad
17 33 (1.00%) Hedge funds
18 32 (0.97%) NHS
19 28 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3,304 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,475 (74.91%) Windows Server
3 1,979 (59.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 1,092 (33.05%) Windows 10
5 895 (27.09%) Windows 7
6 503 (15.22%) Linux
7 335 (10.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 318 (9.62%) Windows 8
9 113 (3.42%) Android
10 111 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 92 (2.78%) CentOS
11 92 (2.78%) Windows XP
12 82 (2.48%) Mac OS X
13 80 (2.42%) Unix
14 69 (2.09%) Mac OS
15 64 (1.94%) Apple iOS
16 40 (1.21%) Ubuntu
17 37 (1.12%) Solaris
18 30 (0.91%) AIX
19 20 (0.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 771 (23.34%) ITIL
2 697 (21.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 334 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
4 251 (7.60%) Migration
5 241 (7.29%) Project Management
6 213 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 197 (5.96%) DevOps
8 157 (4.75%) Service Management
9 151 (4.57%) Service Delivery
10 146 (4.42%) Agile Software Development
10 146 (4.42%) Incident Management
10 146 (4.42%) Presales
11 145 (4.39%) Mentoring
12 130 (3.93%) Problem Management
13 126 (3.81%) ITIL V3
14 124 (3.75%) Customer Requirements
15 123 (3.72%) Load Balancing
16 113 (3.42%) Change Management
17 111 (3.36%) Continuous Improvement
18 104 (3.15%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 683 (20.67%) PowerShell
2 589 (17.83%) SQL
3 78 (2.36%) C#
4 73 (2.21%) T-SQL
5 71 (2.15%) JavaScript
6 63 (1.91%) Python
7 58 (1.76%) Bash Shell
8 41 (1.24%) VB
8 41 (1.24%) VBScript
9 35 (1.06%) Perl
10 33 (1.00%) C
11 32 (0.97%) PHP
12 26 (0.79%) Java
13 22 (0.67%) Shell Script
14 19 (0.58%) VBA
15 11 (0.33%) VB.NET
16 10 (0.30%) Ruby
17 8 (0.24%) C++
18 6 (0.18%) PL/SQL
19 4 (0.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 627 (18.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 425 (12.86%) MCSE
3 278 (8.41%) Degree
4 249 (7.54%) MCSA
5 206 (6.23%) Security Cleared
6 204 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
7 186 (5.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 182 (5.51%) CCNA
9 161 (4.87%) MCP
10 107 (3.24%) MCITP
11 99 (3.00%) SC Cleared
12 88 (2.66%) Citrix Certification
13 81 (2.45%) CCNP
14 64 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
15 55 (1.66%) DV Cleared
16 46 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
17 44 (1.33%) CCA
18 38 (1.15%) MCTS
19 37 (1.12%) A+ Certification
20 34 (1.03%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (7.08%) SLA
2 73 (2.21%) GDPR
3 51 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 22 (0.67%) PMO
6 19 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
6 19 (0.58%) QA
7 10 (0.30%) ISO 9001
7 10 (0.30%) PMBOK
8 8 (0.24%) ISO 9000
9 5 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.091%) DICOM
11 3 (0.091%) HL7
12 2 (0.061%) COBIT
12 2 (0.061%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.061%) GCP
12 2 (0.061%) ISAE 3402
13 1 (0.030%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.030%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 2,299 (69.58%) Active Directory
2 1,075 (32.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 911 (27.57%) Hyper-V
4 334 (10.11%) VMware ESXi
5 328 (9.93%) XenApp
6 283 (8.57%) vSphere
7 270 (8.17%) XenDesktop
8 105 (3.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 102 (3.09%) Virtual Servers
10 80 (2.42%) Virtual Desktop
11 69 (2.09%) XenServer
12 67 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
13 64 (1.94%) Terminal Services
14 53 (1.60%) Docker
15 49 (1.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 47 (1.42%) BitLocker
17 39 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
18 37 (1.12%) VirtualBox
19 32 (0.97%) DFS Replication
20 25 (0.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 566 (17.13%) SCCM
2 235 (7.11%) SCOM
3 141 (4.27%) WSUS
4 77 (2.33%) Backup Exec
5 76 (2.30%) SCOrch
6 72 (2.18%) vRealize
7 63 (1.91%) Microsoft Intune
8 60 (1.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 56 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
10 55 (1.66%) Puppet
11 52 (1.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 50 (1.51%) AirWatch
12 50 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
13 48 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
14 45 (1.36%) Ansible
15 41 (1.24%) vCenter Server
16 37 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
16 37 (1.12%) Nagios
17 35 (1.06%) NetBackup
18 34 (1.03%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 2,024 (61.26%) Microsoft
2 1,764 (53.39%) VMware
3 765 (23.15%) Citrix
4 691 (20.91%) Cisco
5 288 (8.72%) HP
6 155 (4.69%) NetApp
7 153 (4.63%) Apple
8 150 (4.54%) Veeam
9 130 (3.93%) Dell
10 129 (3.90%) Red Hat
11 118 (3.57%) SolarWinds
12 111 (3.36%) Symantec
13 98 (2.97%) Sophos
14 85 (2.57%) IBM
15 83 (2.51%) EMC
16 82 (2.48%) McAfee
17 81 (2.45%) Oracle
18 77 (2.33%) Avaya
18 77 (2.33%) Meraki
19 70 (2.12%) Ivanti