Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
UK
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 125 123
Rank change year-on-year -40 -2 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows Server 2012 3,645 4,444 5,498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.06% 2.61% 2.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.75% 10.80% 10.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3,043 4,017 4,938
UK median annual salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.67% - -
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,250
% change year-on-year -2.86% -0.71% +0.71%

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 41,664 41,165 53,229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.56% 24.22% 26.00%
Number of salaries quoted 33,983 34,679 44,997
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +2.30% +2.35%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £71,250
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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -46 3,367 £37,000 -1.33% 459
UK excluding London -48 2,344 £34,000 -2.86% 361
London -55 1,174 £45,000 - 125
South East -60 732 £32,500 -18.75% 96
North of England -26 578 £33,250 +2.31% 102
Midlands -11 339 £35,000 - 61
South West -7 304 £32,500 - 29
Yorkshire -22 271 £35,000 - 25
North West -10 266 £32,500 +6.56% 72
West Midlands +7 238 £33,500 -7.59% 40
East of England -60 236 £35,000 -6.67% 46
East Midlands -19 101 £35,000 -4.11% 21
Scotland -62 73 £35,000 -6.67% 13
Wales -7 71 £31,500 -13.70% 10
North East -21 44 £32,500 -6.00% 5
Northern Ireland +24 24 £25,500 +8.51% 4
Isle of Man - 4 £29,500 -
Channel Islands -7 2 £32,500 -5.80%

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 3,645 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,715 (74.49%) Windows Server
3 2,495 (68.45%) Active Directory
4 2,230 (61.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 2,206 (60.52%) Microsoft
6 2,053 (56.32%) VMware
7 1,443 (39.59%) Office 365
8 1,186 (32.54%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1,171 (32.13%) Hyper-V
10 1,100 (30.18%) MS Exchange
11 992 (27.22%) Windows 10
12 982 (26.94%) ITIL
13 945 (25.93%) DNS
14 943 (25.87%) Microsoft Azure
15 941 (25.82%) Windows 7
16 896 (24.58%) Citrix
17 867 (23.79%) Firewall
18 824 (22.61%) SQL Server
19 790 (21.67%) Cisco
20 745 (20.44%) PowerShell
21 711 (19.51%) DHCP
22 683 (18.74%) Microsoft Certification
23 649 (17.81%) SQL
24 643 (17.64%) Microsoft Office
25 638 (17.50%) SCCM
26 603 (16.54%) Exchange Server 2010
27 584 (16.02%) TCP/IP
28 582 (15.97%) Exchange Server 2013
29 560 (15.36%) SAN
30 519 (14.24%) Finance

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 1,100 (30.18%) MS Exchange
2 603 (16.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 582 (15.97%) Exchange Server 2013
4 361 (9.90%) SharePoint
5 293 (8.04%) IIS
6 208 (5.71%) Skype for Business
7 165 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 64 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2003
9 63 (1.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 41 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
11 40 (1.10%) Tomcat
12 36 (0.99%) Apache
13 35 (0.96%) Confluence
14 23 (0.63%) WebSphere
15 20 (0.55%) WebLogic
16 17 (0.47%) CMS
16 17 (0.47%) SAS
17 14 (0.38%) JBoss
17 14 (0.38%) OpenStack
17 14 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 643 (17.64%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.16%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.14%) InDesign
7 3 (0.082%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.055%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.027%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.027%) Revit
9 1 (0.027%) SketchUp
9 1 (0.027%) Steinberg Cubase
Business Applications
1 36 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 16 (0.44%) MetaTrader
4 12 (0.33%) Elite 3E
5 10 (0.27%) Documaker
6 4 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.11%) Rolfe and Nolan
7 3 (0.082%) Sage 1000
7 3 (0.082%) Sage 500
8 2 (0.055%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.055%) FLEXCUBE
9 1 (0.027%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.027%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.027%) Endur
9 1 (0.027%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.027%) Sage 50
9 1 (0.027%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.027%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.027%) SAP EHS
9 1 (0.027%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 1,443 (39.59%) Office 365
2 943 (25.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 313 (8.59%) Amazon AWS
4 101 (2.77%) Azure Active Directory
5 97 (2.66%) IaaS
6 64 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
7 58 (1.59%) SaaS
8 52 (1.43%) Mimecast
9 51 (1.40%) PaaS
10 31 (0.85%) OneDrive
11 22 (0.60%) G Suite
12 17 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 16 (0.44%) NuGet
14 12 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
14 12 (0.33%) GitHub
15 11 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 6 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
17 5 (0.14%) Amazon S3
17 5 (0.14%) Yammer
18 3 (0.082%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 945 (25.93%) DNS
2 867 (23.79%) Firewall
3 711 (19.51%) DHCP
4 584 (16.02%) TCP/IP
5 560 (15.36%) SAN
6 519 (14.24%) WAN
7 508 (13.94%) LAN
8 295 (8.09%) VPN
9 214 (5.87%) VLAN
10 169 (4.64%) VoIP
11 159 (4.36%) Skype
12 151 (4.14%) NetScaler
13 135 (3.70%) Network Security
14 134 (3.68%) NAS
15 117 (3.21%) Internet
16 106 (2.91%) Wireless
17 86 (2.36%) Cisco ASA
18 83 (2.28%) Remote Desktop
19 76 (2.09%) WLAN
20 68 (1.87%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 824 (22.61%) SQL Server
2 154 (4.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 133 (3.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 99 (2.72%) SQL Server 2014
5 56 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
6 49 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
7 40 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 40 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 39 (1.07%) Oracle Database
9 36 (0.99%) MySQL
10 33 (0.91%) MongoDB
11 30 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
12 23 (0.63%) NoSQL
13 21 (0.58%) Relational Database
14 20 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
15 16 (0.44%) GIS
16 14 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 11 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
17 11 (0.30%) Big Data
17 11 (0.30%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 60 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 55 (1.51%) Git (software)
3 47 (1.29%) JIRA
4 42 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
4 42 (1.15%) Visual Studio
5 39 (1.07%) MSI
5 39 (1.07%) TeamCity
6 33 (0.91%) Jenkins
7 20 (0.55%) Maven
8 17 (0.47%) Ant
8 17 (0.47%) Eclipse
9 16 (0.44%) Fiddler
9 16 (0.44%) IntelliJ
9 16 (0.44%) ReSharper
9 16 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
10 15 (0.41%) CA Release Automation
11 10 (0.27%) Gerrit
12 7 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (0.16%) Artifactory
13 6 (0.16%) MSBuild
General
1 519 (14.24%) Finance
2 130 (3.57%) Retail
3 127 (3.48%) Legal
4 122 (3.35%) Law
5 94 (2.58%) Banking
6 88 (2.41%) Telecoms
7 67 (1.84%) Marketing
8 51 (1.40%) Manufacturing
9 40 (1.10%) Advertising
10 36 (0.99%) Billing
11 30 (0.82%) Military
12 27 (0.74%) Investment Banking
13 19 (0.52%) Games
14 17 (0.47%) Electronics
15 16 (0.44%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.36%) Publishing
17 12 (0.33%) Automotive
18 11 (0.30%) Back Office
19 9 (0.25%) Italian Language
20 8 (0.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 763 (20.93%) Support Engineer
2 608 (16.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 520 (14.27%) Analyst
4 459 (12.59%) IT Support
5 384 (10.53%) IT Engineer
6 347 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 308 (8.45%) 2nd Line Support
8 292 (8.01%) Support Analyst
9 248 (6.80%) IT Support Engineer
10 246 (6.75%) 3rd Line Support
11 232 (6.36%) Windows Engineer
12 205 (5.62%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 199 (5.46%) Administrator
14 186 (5.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 170 (4.66%) Systems Engineer
16 169 (4.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 167 (4.58%) Server Engineer
18 165 (4.53%) Architect
19 144 (3.95%) IT Analyst
20 143 (3.92%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (3.51%) Web Services
2 115 (3.16%) .NET
3 69 (1.89%) ASP.NET
4 50 (1.37%) HTML
5 45 (1.23%) XML
6 39 (1.07%) ASP.NET MVC
7 38 (1.04%) CSS
8 36 (0.99%) Software Packaging
9 26 (0.71%) SOAP
10 24 (0.66%) AngularJS
11 23 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web API
11 23 (0.63%) JSON
12 22 (0.60%) LDAP
13 21 (0.58%) .NET Framework
13 21 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 20 (0.55%) WSH
15 18 (0.49%) REST
16 17 (0.47%) Middleware
17 16 (0.44%) ActiveMQ
17 16 (0.44%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 379 (10.40%) Data Centre
2 209 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
3 191 (5.24%) Clustering
4 144 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
5 92 (2.52%) Driving Licence
6 84 (2.30%) Blackberry
7 83 (2.28%) Replication
8 81 (2.22%) Management Information System
9 79 (2.17%) Fat Client
9 79 (2.17%) Thin Client
10 77 (2.11%) Computer Science
11 68 (1.87%) Private Cloud
12 65 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
13 59 (1.62%) iPhone
14 54 (1.48%) PKI
15 48 (1.32%) Hedge funds
16 44 (1.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 43 (1.18%) iPad
18 41 (1.12%) HP StoreVirtual
19 34 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3,645 (100.00%) Windows
2 2,715 (74.49%) Windows Server
3 2,230 (61.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 992 (27.22%) Windows 10
5 941 (25.82%) Windows 7
6 451 (12.37%) Linux
7 368 (10.10%) Windows 8
8 366 (10.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 109 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 103 (2.83%) CentOS
11 97 (2.66%) Windows XP
12 93 (2.55%) Mac OS X
13 83 (2.28%) Android
14 80 (2.19%) Unix
15 49 (1.34%) Mac OS
16 48 (1.32%) Ubuntu
17 47 (1.29%) Apple iOS
18 32 (0.88%) Solaris
19 28 (0.77%) Windows Vista
20 21 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 982 (26.94%) ITIL
2 352 (9.66%) Problem-Solving
3 237 (6.50%) Service Delivery
4 209 (5.73%) Project Management
5 196 (5.38%) Migration
6 184 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
7 174 (4.77%) Presales
8 157 (4.31%) Service Management
9 154 (4.22%) Time Management
10 151 (4.14%) DevOps
11 149 (4.09%) Mentoring
12 138 (3.79%) ITIL V3
12 138 (3.79%) Problem Management
13 133 (3.65%) Change Management
14 123 (3.37%) ITSM
15 122 (3.35%) Line Management
16 120 (3.29%) Customer Requirements
17 111 (3.05%) Continuous Improvement
18 105 (2.88%) Configuration Management
19 104 (2.85%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 745 (20.44%) PowerShell
2 649 (17.81%) SQL
3 111 (3.05%) C#
4 76 (2.09%) JavaScript
5 72 (1.98%) T-SQL
6 60 (1.65%) VBScript
7 50 (1.37%) Perl
8 48 (1.32%) VB
9 46 (1.26%) Bash Shell
10 42 (1.15%) Python
11 41 (1.12%) C
12 39 (1.07%) Java
13 24 (0.66%) Shell Script
14 23 (0.63%) PHP
15 22 (0.60%) VBA
16 14 (0.38%) Ruby
17 8 (0.22%) C++
17 8 (0.22%) PL/SQL
18 3 (0.082%) VB.NET
19 1 (0.027%) F#
Qualifications
1 683 (18.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 444 (12.18%) MCSE
3 408 (11.19%) Degree
4 277 (7.60%) MCSA
5 242 (6.64%) Security Cleared
6 221 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
6 221 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 193 (5.29%) CCNA
8 134 (3.68%) MCP
9 123 (3.37%) SC Cleared
10 122 (3.35%) MCITP
11 109 (2.99%) Citrix Certification
12 92 (2.52%) CCA
13 88 (2.41%) CCNP
14 54 (1.48%) A+ Certification
15 47 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
16 42 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
17 38 (1.04%) DV Cleared
18 31 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 30 (0.82%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 313 (8.59%) SLA
2 59 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 43 (1.18%) QA
4 37 (1.02%) GDPR
5 30 (0.82%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
6 14 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 13 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.27%) PMO
9 8 (0.22%) COBIT
10 5 (0.14%) ISO 9000
11 3 (0.082%) DICOM
11 3 (0.082%) HL7
11 3 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.055%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.055%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.055%) PA-DSS
13 1 (0.027%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.027%) GPG13
13 1 (0.027%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 2,495 (68.45%) Active Directory
2 1,186 (32.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,171 (32.13%) Hyper-V
4 409 (11.22%) XenApp
5 381 (10.45%) VMware ESXi
6 269 (7.38%) vSphere
6 269 (7.38%) XenDesktop
7 145 (3.98%) Microsoft App-V
8 91 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
9 74 (2.03%) Virtual Servers
10 68 (1.87%) Virtual Desktop
11 66 (1.81%) XenServer
12 60 (1.65%) VirtualBox
13 57 (1.56%) Terminal Services
14 51 (1.40%) DFS Replication
15 42 (1.15%) BitLocker
16 39 (1.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 30 (0.82%) Docker
18 27 (0.74%) VMware Server
19 21 (0.58%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 638 (17.50%) SCCM
2 270 (7.41%) SCOM
3 134 (3.68%) Backup Exec
4 122 (3.35%) WSUS
5 99 (2.72%) vCenter Server
6 98 (2.69%) SCOrch
7 95 (2.61%) Microsoft Intune
8 89 (2.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 82 (2.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 64 (1.76%) Microsoft Clustering
11 48 (1.32%) Failover Clustering
11 48 (1.32%) SCVMM
12 46 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
13 44 (1.21%) Puppet
14 40 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
14 40 (1.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 39 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
16 36 (0.99%) AirWatch
17 35 (0.96%) Ansible
18 32 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 2,206 (60.52%) Microsoft
2 2,053 (56.32%) VMware
3 896 (24.58%) Citrix
4 790 (21.67%) Cisco
5 360 (9.88%) HP
6 183 (5.02%) NetApp
7 174 (4.77%) Apple
7 174 (4.77%) Veeam
8 156 (4.28%) Dell
9 140 (3.84%) Symantec
10 123 (3.37%) Red Hat
11 104 (2.85%) SolarWinds
12 85 (2.33%) IBM
12 85 (2.33%) Oracle
13 79 (2.17%) McAfee
14 74 (2.03%) Meraki
15 72 (1.98%) EMC
16 70 (1.92%) Juniper
17 69 (1.89%) Sophos
18 61 (1.67%) Bloomberg