The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Virtual Server skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Virtual Server over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 836 780 807
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +27
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 63 130 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.11% 0.070%
As % of the System Software category 0.53% 1.03% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 62 115 69
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,023 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,950 £55,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -6.66%

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

System Software Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
11901 12665 10664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.72% 10.88% 10.02%
Number of salaries quoted 9959 10446 9090
Average salary £40,000 £40,325 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.80% -5.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

Microsoft Virtual Server
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Microsoft Virtual Server Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server within the UK.

Microsoft Virtual Server Salary Trend in the UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 within the UK.

Microsoft Virtual Server Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Job Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. 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
England -30 63 £40,000 +14.28% 8
London -9 19 £46,000 -8.00% 5
South East -17 15 £39,500 +12.85% 3
Yorkshire +3 12 £35,000 +9.37%
Berkshire +9 11 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Leeds +9 11 £35,000 +9.37%
West Yorkshire +8 11 £35,000 +9.37%
West Midlands -6 7 £37,500 +11.11%
Birmingham +7 6 £37,500 +7.14%
Maidenhead - 5 £27,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames +12 4 £38,066 +4.28%
Manchester +6 4 £40,000 +45.45%
North West +4 4 £40,000 +45.45%
Reading -3 4 £36,750 +5.00% 1
Surrey +7 3 £45,000 -28.00%
South West -28 3 £40,000 +14.28%
City of London +24 2 £35,500 -25.26%
Hampshire +18 2 £58,750 +83.59% 1
East of England +3 2 £40,000 +66.66%
Leicestershire +9 1 £23,500 -
East Midlands +6 1 £23,500 -
Gloucestershire -18 1 £40,000 -
Bristol -23 1 £45,000 +28.57%
Devon - 1 £30,000 -
Coventry - 1 £50,000 -
Essex - 1 £46,000 -
Norfolk - 1 £34,000 -
Greenford - 1 £23,750 -
East Sussex - 1 £44,000 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 - -

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 103 (83.74%) VMware
1 103 (83.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 96 (78.05%) Microsoft
3 94 (76.42%) Windows
4 87 (70.73%) Active Directory
5 66 (53.66%) MS Exchange
6 52 (42.28%) Hyper-V
7 49 (39.84%) Exchange Server 2010
8 47 (38.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 46 (37.40%) Citrix
10 40 (32.52%) PowerShell
11 38 (30.89%) Exchange Server 2013
12 37 (30.08%) Firewall
13 36 (29.27%) MS Excel
13 36 (29.27%) Windows Server 2012
14 31 (25.20%) SAN
15 30 (24.39%) Symantec
15 30 (24.39%) VMware ESX
16 29 (23.58%) Clustering
16 29 (23.58%) Disaster Recovery
16 29 (23.58%) DNS
17 28 (22.76%) NetBackup
18 27 (21.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 26 (21.14%) SQL Server
19 26 (21.14%) ITIL
19 26 (21.14%) Data Centre
20 25 (20.33%) MCP
20 25 (20.33%) SQL
20 25 (20.33%) Microsoft Certification
20 25 (20.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 66 (53.66%) MS Exchange
2 49 (39.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (30.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 25 (20.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 25 (20.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 23 (18.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 18 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2000
7 13 (10.57%) Lync
8 11 (8.94%) SharePoint
9 10 (8.13%) IIS
10 4 (3.25%) Apache
10 4 (3.25%) OpenStack
11 2 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.63%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (29.27%) MS Excel
2 18 (14.63%) MS Office
3 4 (3.25%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.32%) Office 365
2 6 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.25%) IaaS
4 1 (0.81%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.81%) PaaS
4 1 (0.81%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 37 (30.08%) Firewall
2 31 (25.20%) SAN
3 29 (23.58%) DNS
4 24 (19.51%) TCP/IP
5 20 (16.26%) DHCP
6 19 (15.45%) WAN
7 15 (12.20%) LAN
8 13 (10.57%) VPN
9 11 (8.94%) Internet
10 8 (6.50%) iSCSI
11 6 (4.88%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (4.88%) VoIP
11 6 (4.88%) LDAP
12 5 (4.07%) Wireless
12 5 (4.07%) VLAN
13 4 (3.25%) Unified Communications
14 3 (2.44%) NetScaler
14 3 (2.44%) WebEx
14 3 (2.44%) NAS
14 3 (2.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (21.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.44%) MySQL
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (2.44%) MSI
1 3 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.81%) GCC
General
1 5 (4.07%) Finance
2 4 (3.25%) Legal
3 3 (2.44%) Publishing
3 3 (2.44%) Law
3 3 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (13.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (12.20%) Consultant
3 11 (8.94%) Architect
4 10 (8.13%) Analyst
5 9 (7.32%) Team Leader
5 9 (7.32%) Support Engineer
6 8 (6.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 8 (6.50%) Field Engineer
6 8 (6.50%) Messaging Specialist
6 8 (6.50%) Exchange Specialist
7 7 (5.69%) Server Engineer
7 7 (5.69%) Wintel Consultant
8 6 (4.88%) Storage Engineer
8 6 (4.88%) Administrator
9 5 (4.07%) Technical Architect
9 5 (4.07%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.07%) Field Support Engineer
9 5 (4.07%) Infrastructure Team Leader
10 4 (3.25%) Support Team Leader
10 4 (3.25%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.63%) Web Services
1 2 (1.63%) SAML
2 1 (0.81%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.81%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.81%) RSS
2 1 (0.81%) HTML
2 1 (0.81%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (23.58%) Clustering
2 26 (21.14%) Data Centre
3 21 (17.07%) Blackberry
4 8 (6.50%) Thin Client
4 8 (6.50%) Fat Client
5 4 (3.25%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.25%) LPAR
6 3 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.63%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.63%) PDA
7 2 (1.63%) Statistics
7 2 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.81%) Replication
8 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.81%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.81%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.81%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 94 (76.42%) Windows
2 47 (38.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (29.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (16.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (13.82%) Linux
6 10 (8.13%) Windows 7
6 10 (8.13%) UNIX
7 8 (6.50%) Windows 8
8 7 (5.69%) CentOS
8 7 (5.69%) Debian
9 6 (4.88%) Solaris
9 6 (4.88%) Windows XP
10 5 (4.07%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (3.25%) AIX
11 4 (3.25%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.63%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.81%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.58%) Disaster Recovery
2 26 (21.14%) ITIL
3 15 (12.20%) Change Control
4 13 (10.57%) Server Building
5 12 (9.76%) Migration
6 11 (8.94%) Software Deployment
7 9 (7.32%) Service Delivery
8 8 (6.50%) Service Management
9 7 (5.69%) Network Design
10 6 (4.88%) Load Balancing
10 6 (4.88%) Project Management
10 6 (4.88%) Mentoring
11 5 (4.07%) Change Management
11 5 (4.07%) Data Protection
11 5 (4.07%) Software Distribution
12 4 (3.25%) Security Hardening
13 3 (2.44%) Performance Monitoring
13 3 (2.44%) Kalman Filter
13 3 (2.44%) Infrastructure Management
13 3 (2.44%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (32.52%) PowerShell
2 25 (20.33%) SQL
3 13 (10.57%) VBScript
4 9 (7.32%) VB
5 2 (1.63%) AWK
5 2 (1.63%) Perl
5 2 (1.63%) sed
6 1 (0.81%) C
6 1 (0.81%) PHP
6 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (21.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 25 (20.33%) MCP
2 25 (20.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (15.45%) Security Cleared
4 18 (14.63%) MCSE
5 14 (11.38%) SC Cleared
6 8 (6.50%) DV Cleared
7 7 (5.69%) MCSA
8 6 (4.88%) CCNA
8 6 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (4.88%) MCITP
9 5 (4.07%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (4.07%) MCTS
10 3 (2.44%) CCA
10 3 (2.44%) Degree
11 2 (1.63%) CCIA
12 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.69%) SLA
System Software
1 103 (83.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 87 (70.73%) Active Directory
3 52 (42.28%) Hyper-V
4 30 (24.39%) VMware ESX
5 21 (17.07%) Terminal Services
6 18 (14.63%) XenApp
7 16 (13.01%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (8.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 10 (8.13%) vSphere
10 6 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (4.07%) VMware Server
11 5 (4.07%) vCloud
12 4 (3.25%) pfSense
12 4 (3.25%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (3.25%) XenDesktop
12 4 (3.25%) Xen
12 4 (3.25%) ISA Server
12 4 (3.25%) Samba
13 3 (2.44%) XenServer
13 3 (2.44%) UAG
Systems Management
1 28 (22.76%) NetBackup
2 23 (18.70%) Backup Exec
2 23 (18.70%) ARCserve
3 22 (17.89%) Norton AntiVirus
4 17 (13.82%) SCCM
5 8 (6.50%) Tivoli
5 8 (6.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 6 (4.88%) SCOM
6 6 (4.88%) SCVMM
7 4 (3.25%) ZABBIX
7 4 (3.25%) WSUS
7 4 (3.25%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.63%) vMotion
8 2 (1.63%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.63%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (1.63%) Nagios
8 2 (1.63%) WMI
9 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 103 (83.74%) VMware
2 96 (78.05%) Microsoft
3 46 (37.40%) Citrix
4 30 (24.39%) Symantec
5 24 (19.51%) Cisco
6 20 (16.26%) HP
7 9 (7.32%) NetApp
8 8 (6.50%) Dell
8 8 (6.50%) LANDesk
9 7 (5.69%) CommVault
9 7 (5.69%) IBM
10 6 (4.88%) EMC
10 6 (4.88%) Oracle
10 6 (4.88%) Sophos
11 5 (4.07%) Remedy
11 5 (4.07%) WatchGuard
11 5 (4.07%) Red Hat
11 5 (4.07%) Apple
11 5 (4.07%) Sun
11 5 (4.07%) Veeam
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