The table below looks at the statistics for the Virtualisation Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Virtualisation Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtualization Specialist
Rank 883 845 875
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Virtualisation Specialist 16 28 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.026% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.028% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 9 26 12
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,700 £44,500 £41,150
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £48,950
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Virtualisation Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Virtualisation Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Virtualisation Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Virtualisation Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Virtualisation Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Virtualisation Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Virtualisation Specialist over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 within the UK.

Virtualisation Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Virtualisation Specialist
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Virtualisation Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
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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 -46 14 £50,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 9 £45,000 -
York - 7 - -
North Yorkshire - 7 - -
London -3 4 £61,250 +2.08%
Sheffield - 2 £45,000 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £45,000 -
City of London -6 1 £47,500 -1.55%
South East - 1 £72,500 - 1
Scotland - 1 £28,500 -
Surrey - 1 £72,500 -
Epsom - 1 £72,500 -
Glasgow - 1 £28,500 -

Virtualisation Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Virtualisation Specialist in their job title 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 with Virtualisation Specialist in their job title.

1 20 (83.33%) VMware
1 20 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (62.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 15 (62.50%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 15 (62.50%) Citrix
3 14 (58.33%) vSphere
4 13 (54.17%) HP
5 12 (50.00%) SAN
6 9 (37.50%) ITIL
7 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (33.33%) Project Management
7 8 (33.33%) Clustering
7 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (29.17%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (29.17%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (29.17%) Altiris
8 7 (29.17%) WSUS
8 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
9 6 (25.00%) XenDesktop
10 5 (20.83%) XenApp
10 5 (20.83%) VCP5
10 5 (20.83%) MCSE
10 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
11 4 (16.67%) 3PAR
12 3 (12.50%) Application Packaging
12 3 (12.50%) XenServer
12 3 (12.50%) NetScaler
12 3 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V

Virtualisation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Virtualisation Specialist in their job title 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 with Virtualisation Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (50.00%) SAN
2 3 (12.50%) NetScaler
3 2 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (8.33%) Hedge funds
3 1 (4.17%) Kindle
3 1 (4.17%) NHS
3 1 (4.17%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (12.50%) UNIX
4 2 (8.33%) Linux
5 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) ITIL
2 8 (33.33%) Project Management
3 7 (29.17%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 3 (12.50%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.17%) Operations Management
5 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Business Transformation
5 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity Management
5 1 (4.17%) ERP
5 1 (4.17%) Service Management
5 1 (4.17%) Change Management
5 1 (4.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (62.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (20.83%) VCP5
2 5 (20.83%) MCSE
3 3 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (12.50%) MCITP
4 2 (8.33%) HP AIS
4 2 (8.33%) HP ASE
4 2 (8.33%) CCEE
5 1 (4.17%) CCAA
5 1 (4.17%) CCEA
5 1 (4.17%) CCA
5 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (58.33%) vSphere
3 7 (29.17%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
4 6 (25.00%) XenDesktop
5 5 (20.83%) XenApp
6 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
7 3 (12.50%) XenServer
7 3 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
9 1 (4.17%) Xen
9 1 (4.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (4.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) WSUS
2 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 3 (12.50%) SCVMM
3 1 (4.17%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) VMware
2 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 15 (62.50%) Citrix
3 13 (54.17%) HP
4 7 (29.17%) Altiris
5 4 (16.67%) 3PAR
6 3 (12.50%) Dell
6 3 (12.50%) EMC
6 3 (12.50%) Cisco
7 2 (8.33%) SolarWinds
8 1 (4.17%) Veeam
8 1 (4.17%) IBM
8 1 (4.17%) NetApp
8 1 (4.17%) Veritas