Period
to 1 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microsoft Virtual Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Virtual Server over the 6 months to 1 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Virtual Server
UK > England
6 months to
1 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 692 931 996
Rank change year-on-year +239 +65 +94
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 83 60 101
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.053% 0.072%
As % of the System Software category 0.67% 0.31% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 69 49 85
Median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -21.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,100 £32,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £56,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £40,000 £36,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.34% -23.68% +5.56%

Microsoft Virtual Server is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12,453 19,322 22,327
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.59% 17.12% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 10,402 16,118 18,484
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

Microsoft Virtual Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Virtual Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in England

Microsoft Virtual Server
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server in England.

Salary trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in England

Microsoft Virtual Server
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server in England over the 6 months to 1 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Virtual Server in England

Microsoft Virtual Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server within the England region over the 6 months to 1 March 2021. 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
South East +151 35 £40,500 -37.69% 2
London +177 19 £75,000 +114.29% 7
Midlands +59 19 £40,000 +37.93% 2
West Midlands +42 19 £40,000 -11.11% 2
South West +44 5 £23,000 -19.30% 3
East of England +69 3 £47,500 +53.23%
North of England +67 2 £80,000 +68.42% 3
North West +59 1 £23,000 -51.58% 2
Yorkshire - 1 £80,000 - 1
Microsoft Virtual Server
UK

For the 6 months to 1 March 2021, IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 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 across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Virtual Server.

1 83 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 74 (89.16%) VMware
2 74 (89.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (84.34%) Microsoft
3 70 (84.34%) Active Directory
4 54 (65.06%) Windows
5 43 (51.81%) DNS
5 43 (51.81%) Azure
6 38 (45.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 36 (43.37%) Windows Server
8 34 (40.96%) Microsoft 365
9 33 (39.76%) DHCP
9 33 (39.76%) SAN
10 31 (37.35%) ITIL
11 30 (36.14%) Data Centre
12 29 (34.94%) Hyper-V
13 28 (33.73%) PowerShell
13 28 (33.73%) MS Exchange
13 28 (33.73%) Windows Server 2016
14 27 (32.53%) Linux
15 26 (31.33%) Microsoft Certification
15 26 (31.33%) Red Hat
15 26 (31.33%) Service Management
15 26 (31.33%) SCCM
16 24 (28.92%) NAS
16 24 (28.92%) Firewall
16 24 (28.92%) Citrix
16 24 (28.92%) MCSE
17 23 (27.71%) AWS
18 22 (26.51%) Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft Virtual Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 28 (33.73%) MS Exchange
2 22 (26.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (18.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (13.25%) SharePoint
5 9 (10.84%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (4.82%) Skype for Business
7 2 (2.41%) IIS
8 1 (1.20%) Apache
8 1 (1.20%) nginx
8 1 (1.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (26.51%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (13.25%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 43 (51.81%) Azure
2 34 (40.96%) Microsoft 365
3 23 (27.71%) AWS
4 14 (16.87%) OpenShift
5 12 (14.46%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (3.61%) IaaS
6 3 (3.61%) SaaS
7 2 (2.41%) Google Play
7 2 (2.41%) Mimecast
7 2 (2.41%) NuGet
7 2 (2.41%) Serverless
8 1 (1.20%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (51.81%) DNS
2 33 (39.76%) DHCP
2 33 (39.76%) SAN
3 24 (28.92%) Firewall
3 24 (28.92%) NAS
4 14 (16.87%) TCP/IP
5 13 (15.66%) VSAN
6 9 (10.84%) VLAN
7 8 (9.64%) LAN
8 7 (8.43%) VPN
9 6 (7.23%) WAN
10 5 (6.02%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (4.82%) iSCSI
11 4 (4.82%) Skype
12 3 (3.61%) GoToMeeting
12 3 (3.61%) Internet
12 3 (3.61%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (3.61%) Wireless
13 2 (2.41%) PBX
13 2 (2.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.41%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.41%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (18.07%) Telecoms
2 13 (15.66%) Finance
3 12 (14.46%) Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Front Office
4 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (45.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (30.12%) IT Engineer
3 21 (25.30%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (13.25%) Server Engineer
4 11 (13.25%) Systems Engineer
4 11 (13.25%) Windows Engineer
5 10 (12.05%) Senior Windows Engineer
5 10 (12.05%) VMware Engineer
6 9 (10.84%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
6 9 (10.84%) PowerShell Engineer
6 9 (10.84%) PowerShell Specialist
6 9 (10.84%) Senior Server Engineer
6 9 (10.84%) Senior Server Specialist
6 9 (10.84%) Senior VMware Engineer
6 9 (10.84%) Server Specialist
6 9 (10.84%) Storage Engineer
6 9 (10.84%) VMware Specialist
6 9 (10.84%) Windows Server Engineer
6 9 (10.84%) Windows Server Specialist
6 9 (10.84%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.87%) LDAP
2 3 (3.61%) .NET
3 2 (2.41%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.20%) OAuth
4 1 (1.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (36.14%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.84%) Hedge funds
3 5 (6.02%) Replication
4 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.61%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.61%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.41%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.20%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.20%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.20%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 54 (65.06%) Windows
2 36 (43.37%) Windows Server
3 28 (33.73%) Windows Server 2016
4 27 (32.53%) Linux
5 19 (22.89%) Windows 10
5 19 (22.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (16.87%) Windows Server 2019
7 11 (13.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (10.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.82%) Android
9 4 (4.82%) Windows 7
10 3 (3.61%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (45.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 31 (37.35%) ITIL
3 26 (31.33%) Service Management
4 16 (19.28%) Load Balancing
5 15 (18.07%) Continuous Improvement
5 15 (18.07%) Project Management
6 14 (16.87%) Converged Infrastructure
6 14 (16.87%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 14 (16.87%) eTOM
6 14 (16.87%) Network Virtualisation
6 14 (16.87%) Requirements Gathering
6 14 (16.87%) Root Cause Analysis
7 13 (15.66%) IT Strategy
7 13 (15.66%) ITIL V3
8 11 (13.25%) Change Control
8 11 (13.25%) Configuration Management
8 11 (13.25%) Virtual Environments
9 10 (12.05%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (10.84%) Data Analysis
10 9 (10.84%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 28 (33.73%) PowerShell
2 10 (12.05%) SQL
3 1 (1.20%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (31.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (28.92%) MCSE
3 22 (26.51%) MCSA
4 18 (21.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 16 (19.28%) SC Cleared
5 16 (19.28%) Security Cleared
6 14 (16.87%) CCNP
6 14 (16.87%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (12.05%) MCP
8 3 (3.61%) MCITP
8 3 (3.61%) VCP6
9 2 (2.41%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (2.41%) Degree
10 1 (1.20%) AWS Certification
10 1 (1.20%) CCA
10 1 (1.20%) CEH
10 1 (1.20%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.20%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (1.20%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 83 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 74 (89.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (84.34%) Active Directory
4 29 (34.94%) Hyper-V
5 22 (26.51%) VMware NSX
6 21 (25.30%) XenApp
7 20 (24.10%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (21.69%) XenDesktop
9 15 (18.07%) vSphere
10 5 (6.02%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (3.61%) Terminal Services
12 1 (1.20%) BitLocker
12 1 (1.20%) DFS Replication
12 1 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 26 (31.33%) SCCM
2 19 (22.89%) SCOM
3 16 (19.28%) Ansible
4 14 (16.87%) HAProxy
4 14 (16.87%) Kubernetes
4 14 (16.87%) vRealize
5 11 (13.25%) WSUS
6 9 (10.84%) Backup Exec
6 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 9 (10.84%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.41%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.41%) PaperCut
7 2 (2.41%) Puppet
7 2 (2.41%) Terraform
7 2 (2.41%) vCenter Server
8 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 74 (89.16%) VMware
2 70 (84.34%) Microsoft
3 26 (31.33%) Red Hat
4 24 (28.92%) Citrix
5 20 (24.10%) Cisco
6 19 (22.89%) Dell
7 14 (16.87%) F5
7 14 (16.87%) IBM
7 14 (16.87%) Infoblox
7 14 (16.87%) Oracle
8 11 (13.25%) Ivanti
8 11 (13.25%) Remedy
8 11 (13.25%) ServiceNow
9 9 (10.84%) EMC
9 9 (10.84%) NetApp
10 7 (8.43%) Veeam
11 5 (6.02%) Avaya
12 4 (4.82%) Sophos
13 3 (3.61%) CommVault
13 3 (3.61%) Symantec