The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Virtual Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Virtual Server over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 254 228 248
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 2 11 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.027% 0.16% 0.096%
As % of the System Software category 0.28% 1.94% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1 10 7
Average salary £27,500 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
Microsoft Virtual Server
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

System Software Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
703 567 618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.51% 8.37% 8.48%
Number of salaries quoted 558 477 539
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,000 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

Microsoft Virtual Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Microsoft Virtual Server Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Microsoft Virtual Server
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server across the North West region.

Microsoft Virtual Server Salary Trend in the North West

Microsoft Virtual Server
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -15 1 - -
Manchester -16 1 £27,500 -15.38%
Microsoft Virtual Server
England

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Microsoft Virtual Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Virtual Server.

1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
1 6 (85.71%) Citrix
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) XenDesktop
3 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (57.14%) HP
4 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (42.86%) vSphere
4 3 (42.86%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) SCCM
4 3 (42.86%) SCOM
5 2 (28.57%) UNIX
5 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
5 2 (28.57%) Lync
5 2 (28.57%) High Availability
5 2 (28.57%) Sage
5 2 (28.57%) AIX
6 1 (14.29%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (14.29%) SQL
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 1 (14.29%) MS Office

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Microsoft Virtual Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Virtual Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (28.57%) Lync
4 1 (14.29%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) SMTP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Server Support
3 1 (14.29%) Support Technician
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Support
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) UNIX
4 2 (28.57%) AIX
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
1 2 (28.57%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
2 1 (14.29%) Line Management
2 1 (14.29%) Coaching
2 1 (14.29%) Wealth Management
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Management
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (57.14%) XenDesktop
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) vSphere
3 3 (42.86%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
1 3 (42.86%) SCOM
2 1 (14.29%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
1 6 (85.71%) Citrix
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
3 4 (57.14%) HP
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco
5 2 (28.57%) Sage
6 1 (14.29%) IBM
6 1 (14.29%) Dell
6 1 (14.29%) Symantec
6 1 (14.29%) Sophos
6 1 (14.29%) NetApp
6 1 (14.29%) Trend Micro
6 1 (14.29%) IronPort
6 1 (14.29%) Mitel