Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 210 189 164
Rank change year-on-year -21 -25 -43
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 1,906 2,669 3,803
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.62% 1.80% 2.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.53% 7.81% 9.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,670 2,302 3,299
Median annual salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.60% +4.05% -1.33%
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,500 £22,950
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,000 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year -1.33% +10.29% -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 25,309 34,167 41,959
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.53% 23.09% 23.82%
Number of salaries quoted 20,316 27,354 34,428
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,858 £25,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%

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 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 2020. 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 -19 1,763 £37,500 -2.60% 293
UK excluding London -9 1,279 £37,000 -1.33% 248
London -34 569 £45,000 - 68
South East +12 386 £34,750 -7.33% 59
North of England -23 283 £38,000 +8.57% 69
Midlands 0 193 £35,000 -6.67% 33
South West +29 187 £35,000 -11.39% 36
North West +2 155 £40,000 +12.68% 27
East of England -4 142 £40,500 +8.00% 29
Yorkshire -17 113 £39,500 +12.86% 28
East Midlands +21 109 £32,500 -7.14% 11
Work from Home +41 82 £47,500 +8.57% 8
West Midlands -33 82 £35,000 -12.50% 22
Scotland +56 59 £36,750 -26.50% 14
Wales -8 28 £37,000 -5.13% 9
North East -21 15 £33,000 -30.53% 14
Northern Ireland +11 1 £40,000 +6.67%

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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 1,906 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,376 (72.19%) Windows Server
3 1,287 (67.52%) Active Directory
4 1,150 (60.34%) Microsoft
5 1,051 (55.14%) Windows Server 2016
6 1,024 (53.73%) Office 365
7 917 (48.11%) VMware
8 705 (36.99%) Azure
9 661 (34.68%) Windows 10
10 613 (32.16%) Windows Server 2008
11 590 (30.95%) VMware Infrastructure
12 575 (30.17%) DNS
13 534 (28.02%) Firewall
14 518 (27.18%) DHCP
15 512 (26.86%) MS Exchange
16 452 (23.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 418 (21.93%) Hyper-V
18 405 (21.25%) Windows 7
19 390 (20.46%) Cisco
19 390 (20.46%) Citrix
20 386 (20.25%) PowerShell
21 373 (19.57%) Microsoft Office
22 362 (18.99%) TCP/IP
23 343 (18.00%) SQL Server
24 330 (17.31%) ITIL
25 323 (16.95%) SQL
26 298 (15.63%) LAN
27 294 (15.42%) Linux
28 281 (14.74%) Microsoft Certification
29 275 (14.43%) Exchange Server 2010

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
1 512 (26.86%) MS Exchange
2 275 (14.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 240 (12.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 161 (8.45%) SharePoint
5 113 (5.93%) IIS
6 93 (4.88%) Skype for Business
7 31 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (0.84%) JBoss
8 16 (0.84%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.42%) Confluence
9 8 (0.42%) Drupal
10 7 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.31%) SAS
11 6 (0.31%) Tornado
12 5 (0.26%) Apache
12 5 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.26%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 373 (19.57%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.16%) FileZilla
6 2 (0.10%) Windchill
7 1 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.052%) InDesign
7 1 (0.052%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.052%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.47%) Elite 3E
3 6 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.16%) Exchequer
5 2 (0.10%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.10%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.10%) Rolfe and Nolan
6 1 (0.052%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.052%) Faxination
6 1 (0.052%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.052%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.052%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.052%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1,024 (53.73%) Office 365
2 705 (36.99%) Azure
3 236 (12.38%) AWS
4 133 (6.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 81 (4.25%) IaaS
6 55 (2.89%) OneDrive
7 51 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
8 50 (2.62%) SaaS
9 49 (2.57%) PaaS
10 34 (1.78%) Mimecast
11 31 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
12 29 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
13 27 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
14 26 (1.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 25 (1.31%) Power Platform
16 24 (1.26%) Amazon ECS
17 23 (1.21%) Serverless
18 21 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
19 20 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 20 (1.05%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 575 (30.17%) DNS
2 534 (28.02%) Firewall
3 518 (27.18%) DHCP
4 362 (18.99%) TCP/IP
5 298 (15.63%) LAN
6 269 (14.11%) WAN
7 221 (11.59%) VPN
8 206 (10.81%) SAN
9 178 (9.34%) VoIP
10 162 (8.50%) VLAN
11 112 (5.88%) Skype
12 97 (5.09%) Wireless
13 94 (4.93%) Internet
14 84 (4.41%) NetScaler
15 66 (3.46%) NAS
16 63 (3.31%) Wi-Fi
17 56 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
18 46 (2.41%) Network Security
19 35 (1.84%) Cisco ASA
20 21 (1.10%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 343 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 89 (4.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 60 (3.15%) SQL Server 2016
4 56 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 56 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
5 52 (2.73%) Amazon RDS
6 36 (1.89%) MySQL
7 35 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 25 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
9 21 (1.10%) SQL Server 2017
10 19 (1.00%) Power BI
11 16 (0.84%) NoSQL
12 11 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 10 (0.52%) MS Access
14 9 (0.47%) Oracle Database
14 9 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
16 5 (0.26%) Relational Database
17 4 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
17 4 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 46 (2.41%) Git (software)
2 45 (2.36%) Jenkins
3 35 (1.84%) JIRA
4 24 (1.26%) GitLab
5 20 (1.05%) Maven
6 16 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
7 15 (0.79%) Visual Studio
8 14 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
8 14 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
9 13 (0.68%) TeamCity
10 11 (0.58%) Ant
10 11 (0.58%) JUnit
10 11 (0.58%) Selenium
11 10 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (0.47%) SonarQube
12 9 (0.47%) WinDbg
13 6 (0.31%) Artifactory
14 4 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (0.21%) Bazaar
14 4 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 264 (13.85%) Finance
2 67 (3.52%) Public Sector
3 62 (3.25%) Law
4 53 (2.78%) Legal
5 47 (2.47%) Retail
5 47 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 36 (1.89%) Manufacturing
7 29 (1.52%) Banking
8 24 (1.26%) Advertising
9 22 (1.15%) Aerospace
10 20 (1.05%) Back Office
11 19 (1.00%) Military
12 17 (0.89%) Marketing
13 15 (0.79%) Publishing
14 13 (0.68%) Local Government
15 7 (0.37%) Online Betting
16 6 (0.31%) Electronics
16 6 (0.31%) Investment Banking
17 5 (0.26%) Billing
18 4 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 393 (20.62%) Support Engineer
2 348 (18.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 290 (15.22%) IT Engineer
4 286 (15.01%) IT Support
5 283 (14.85%) Analyst
6 167 (8.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 160 (8.39%) 2nd Line Support
8 152 (7.97%) IT Support Engineer
9 142 (7.45%) Support Analyst
10 125 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
11 115 (6.03%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 111 (5.82%) Systems Engineer
13 108 (5.67%) Administrator
14 100 (5.25%) IT Analyst
15 89 (4.67%) Systems Administrator
16 82 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 77 (4.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 72 (3.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 72 (3.78%) Server Engineer
19 68 (3.57%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (3.31%) .NET
2 45 (2.36%) Web Services
3 36 (1.89%) AngularJS
4 35 (1.84%) JSON
5 33 (1.73%) HTML
6 30 (1.57%) .NET Framework
7 29 (1.52%) CSS
8 28 (1.47%) WSH
9 26 (1.36%) ASP.NET
10 23 (1.21%) LDAP
11 18 (0.94%) Middleware
12 16 (0.84%) jQuery
13 15 (0.79%) XML
14 14 (0.73%) SOAP
14 14 (0.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 12 (0.63%) Node.js
15 12 (0.63%) React
15 12 (0.63%) REST
16 11 (0.58%) HTML5
16 11 (0.58%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 127 (6.66%) Data Centre
2 107 (5.61%) Management Information System
3 98 (5.14%) Self-Motivation
4 72 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
5 55 (2.89%) Replication
6 47 (2.47%) Driving Licence
7 45 (2.36%) Clustering
8 33 (1.73%) iPhone
9 26 (1.36%) PKI
9 26 (1.36%) Private Cloud
10 24 (1.26%) Device Driver
10 24 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
11 23 (1.21%) iPad
12 21 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
13 19 (1.00%) Blackberry
14 16 (0.84%) Blog
15 15 (0.79%) CMDB
15 15 (0.79%) Handset
15 15 (0.79%) Public Cloud
16 11 (0.58%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1,906 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,376 (72.19%) Windows Server
3 1,051 (55.14%) Windows Server 2016
4 661 (34.68%) Windows 10
5 613 (32.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 405 (21.25%) Windows 7
7 294 (15.42%) Linux
8 242 (12.70%) Windows Server 2019
9 157 (8.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 149 (7.82%) Windows 8
11 60 (3.15%) CentOS
12 57 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 47 (2.47%) Ubuntu
14 37 (1.94%) Android
15 35 (1.84%) Mac OS X
16 30 (1.57%) Mac OS
17 24 (1.26%) Apple iOS
18 20 (1.05%) Unix
19 11 (0.58%) Debian
20 7 (0.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 452 (23.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 330 (17.31%) ITIL
3 260 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
4 150 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
5 141 (7.40%) DevOps
6 106 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 92 (4.83%) Mentoring
8 91 (4.77%) Change Management
9 88 (4.62%) Information Security
9 88 (4.62%) Service Delivery
10 87 (4.56%) Server Management
11 81 (4.25%) Project Management
12 74 (3.88%) Migration
13 72 (3.78%) Incident Management
13 72 (3.78%) Patch Management
14 69 (3.62%) Cybersecurity
15 66 (3.46%) Time Management
16 59 (3.10%) Project Delivery
17 50 (2.62%) Coaching
18 48 (2.52%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 386 (20.25%) PowerShell
2 323 (16.95%) SQL
3 67 (3.52%) VBScript
4 52 (2.73%) C#
5 43 (2.26%) T-SQL
6 41 (2.15%) Python
7 32 (1.68%) JavaScript
8 31 (1.63%) Bash Shell
9 29 (1.52%) Java
10 27 (1.42%) Shell Script
11 19 (1.00%) PHP
12 16 (0.84%) VB
13 13 (0.68%) C
14 10 (0.52%) Perl
15 9 (0.47%) PHP 5
16 8 (0.42%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.37%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.37%) Ruby
17 7 (0.37%) XPath
18 5 (0.26%) R
Qualifications
1 281 (14.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 186 (9.76%) MCSE
3 129 (6.77%) Degree
4 123 (6.45%) MCSA
5 121 (6.35%) Cisco Certification
6 98 (5.14%) Security Cleared
7 85 (4.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 81 (4.25%) CCNA
9 70 (3.67%) MCP
10 63 (3.31%) SC Cleared
11 46 (2.41%) MCITP
12 38 (1.99%) DV Cleared
13 37 (1.94%) CCNP
14 35 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
15 34 (1.78%) DBS Check
16 31 (1.63%) A+ Certification
17 21 (1.10%) CISSP
18 20 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
19 19 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
20 16 (0.84%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (8.39%) SLA
2 68 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 41 (2.15%) GDPR
4 26 (1.36%) Cyber Essentials
5 19 (1.00%) PCI DSS
6 18 (0.94%) QA
7 15 (0.79%) COBIT
7 15 (0.79%) NIST
8 4 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.16%) NCSC
10 2 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.10%) RMADS
11 1 (0.052%) PMO
System Software
1 1,287 (67.52%) Active Directory
2 590 (30.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 418 (21.93%) Hyper-V
4 187 (9.81%) vSphere
5 177 (9.29%) XenApp
6 152 (7.97%) VMware ESXi
7 84 (4.41%) XenDesktop
8 68 (3.57%) Docker
9 65 (3.41%) Virtual Machines
10 38 (1.99%) Virtual Servers
11 32 (1.68%) VMware NSX
12 19 (1.00%) VMware Workstation
13 18 (0.94%) BitLocker
13 18 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
13 18 (0.94%) VirtualBox
14 16 (0.84%) DFS Replication
15 15 (0.79%) Firmware
15 15 (0.79%) Terminal Services
16 14 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 11 (0.58%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 247 (12.96%) SCCM
2 86 (4.51%) Microsoft Intune
3 80 (4.20%) Ansible
4 59 (3.10%) Backup Exec
4 59 (3.10%) WSUS
5 55 (2.89%) Kubernetes
5 55 (2.89%) vCenter Server
6 53 (2.78%) Terraform
7 49 (2.57%) SCOM
8 27 (1.42%) Puppet
9 26 (1.36%) SCOrch
10 25 (1.31%) Nagios
11 24 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
11 24 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
12 20 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
12 20 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
12 20 (1.05%) SCVMM
13 18 (0.94%) vRealize
14 17 (0.89%) FortiGate
15 16 (0.84%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 1,150 (60.34%) Microsoft
2 917 (48.11%) VMware
3 390 (20.46%) Cisco
3 390 (20.46%) Citrix
4 203 (10.65%) HP
5 130 (6.82%) Veeam
6 107 (5.61%) Dell
7 86 (4.51%) Red Hat
8 69 (3.62%) Apple
9 66 (3.46%) NetApp
10 52 (2.73%) CommVault
11 51 (2.68%) Juniper
11 51 (2.68%) McAfee
11 51 (2.68%) SonicWALL
11 51 (2.68%) Symantec
12 49 (2.57%) Palo Alto
13 46 (2.41%) Google
14 44 (2.31%) Sophos
15 43 (2.26%) Mitel
16 40 (2.10%) Oracle