Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Virtual Servers skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Servers over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 790 715 819
Rank change year-on-year -75 +104 -133
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 394 525 485
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.29% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 1.80% 2.37% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 319 442 417
England median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £73,750 £68,750
UK median annual salary £40,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +3.53% -

Virtual Servers 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 21932 22114 23482
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.93% 12.40% 11.49%
Number of salaries quoted 18471 18704 19678
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%

Virtual Servers
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Virtual Servers as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Servers in England

Virtual Servers
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Virtual Servers in England.

Salary trend for Virtual Servers in England

Virtual Servers
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Servers in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Virtual Servers in England

Virtual Servers
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Servers within the England region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
London -20 144 £45,000 -18.18% 4
South East -9 84 £37,500 -14.77% 2
North of England -2 59 £35,000 - 5
Midlands +45 57 £33,750 +3.85% 6
West Midlands +19 42 £36,035 +10.88% 4
East of England +4 42 £45,000 -4.66% 1
Yorkshire +22 30 £34,500 -1.43% 3
North West -14 26 £40,000 +14.29% 2
East Midlands +45 15 £22,500 -35.71% 2
South West -8 10 £31,000 -22.50% 1
North East +8 3 £26,500 -1.85%
Virtual Servers
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Virtual Servers also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Virtual Servers.

1 259 (65.74%) Windows
2 213 (54.06%) VMware
2 213 (54.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 207 (52.54%) Active Directory
4 170 (43.15%) Microsoft
5 157 (39.85%) Windows Server
6 141 (35.79%) Firewall
7 106 (26.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 102 (25.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 101 (25.63%) Cisco
10 97 (24.62%) Linux
11 96 (24.37%) SAN
12 94 (23.86%) SQL Server
12 94 (23.86%) MS Exchange
13 90 (22.84%) ITIL
14 88 (22.34%) DNS
15 83 (21.07%) DHCP
16 82 (20.81%) Office 365
17 80 (20.30%) Disaster Recovery
18 79 (20.05%) Hyper-V
19 75 (19.04%) Windows Server 2008
20 72 (18.27%) VPN
21 70 (17.77%) Finance
22 67 (17.01%) WAN
23 64 (16.24%) SQL
24 61 (15.48%) PowerShell
25 60 (15.23%) SCCM
25 60 (15.23%) LAN
25 60 (15.23%) HP
26 58 (14.72%) Data Centre

Virtual Servers
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 94 (23.86%) MS Exchange
2 37 (9.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (7.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 25 (6.35%) SharePoint
5 19 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2003
5 19 (4.82%) Skype for Business
6 15 (3.81%) Apache
7 14 (3.55%) IIS
8 11 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (2.28%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (1.52%) nginx
12 3 (0.76%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.25%) CMS
14 1 (0.25%) Moodle
14 1 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
14 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 50 (12.69%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.51%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.51%) CATIA
3 2 (0.51%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.76%) Maximo
3 2 (0.51%) ENOVIA
3 2 (0.51%) Magento
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 82 (20.81%) Office 365
2 51 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (7.61%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.03%) IaaS
5 7 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.02%) SaaS
7 3 (0.76%) PaaS
8 2 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.51%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 141 (35.79%) Firewall
2 96 (24.37%) SAN
3 88 (22.34%) DNS
4 83 (21.07%) DHCP
5 72 (18.27%) VPN
6 67 (17.01%) WAN
7 60 (15.23%) LAN
8 42 (10.66%) TCP/IP
8 42 (10.66%) VLAN
9 24 (6.09%) MPLS
10 22 (5.58%) SSL
11 20 (5.08%) Remote Desktop
11 20 (5.08%) Wireless
12 19 (4.82%) NAS
13 16 (4.06%) VoIP
14 13 (3.30%) Internet
15 12 (3.05%) Skype
15 12 (3.05%) WLAN
16 11 (2.79%) Ethernet
16 11 (2.79%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (23.86%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (4.82%) MySQL
3 19 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (4.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (2.79%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (2.03%) NoSQL
8 8 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.78%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (1.52%) MariaDB
11 5 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (1.02%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.76%) InterBase
14 2 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
14 2 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
15 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
15 1 (0.25%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 15 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.52%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.52%) JIRA
2 6 (1.52%) Vagrant
3 5 (1.27%) Subversion
4 4 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (1.02%) Bitbucket
4 4 (1.02%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.76%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.76%) MSI
5 3 (0.76%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (0.51%) AccuRev
6 2 (0.51%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.51%) LabVIEW
6 2 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
General
1 70 (17.77%) Finance
2 20 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.31%) Banking
4 10 (2.54%) Retail
5 9 (2.28%) Electronics
6 8 (2.03%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.78%) Games
7 7 (1.78%) Legal
8 4 (1.02%) Publishing
9 2 (0.51%) Advertising
9 2 (0.51%) Back Office
9 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.51%) Law
10 1 (0.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 97 (24.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 77 (19.54%) Administrator
3 46 (11.68%) Support Engineer
3 46 (11.68%) Systems Administrator
4 39 (9.90%) Analyst
5 38 (9.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 35 (8.88%) IT Engineer
7 29 (7.36%) IT Support
8 21 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support
8 21 (5.33%) IT Support Engineer
9 20 (5.08%) Support Analyst
9 20 (5.08%) Windows Engineer
10 19 (4.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 18 (4.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 18 (4.57%) Server Engineer
12 16 (4.06%) Cisco Engineer
12 16 (4.06%) Team Leader
13 15 (3.81%) Network Engineer
13 15 (3.81%) Systems Engineer
14 14 (3.55%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.55%) LAMP
2 13 (3.30%) 802.1X
3 12 (3.05%) Web Services
4 11 (2.79%) Middleware
5 6 (1.52%) HTML
5 6 (1.52%) LEMP Stack
5 6 (1.52%) Regular Expression
6 5 (1.27%) .NET
6 5 (1.27%) JSON
7 4 (1.02%) .NET Core
7 4 (1.02%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.02%) HTML5
7 4 (1.02%) RESTful
7 4 (1.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.25%) COM
8 1 (0.25%) mod_perl
8 1 (0.25%) Mojolicious
8 1 (0.25%) ODBC
8 1 (0.25%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 58 (14.72%) Data Centre
2 18 (4.57%) Clustering
3 16 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.55%) Replication
5 8 (2.03%) Fat Client
5 8 (2.03%) Linked Data
5 8 (2.03%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.03%) Thin Client
5 8 (2.03%) User Experience
6 5 (1.27%) NHS
7 4 (1.02%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.02%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.76%) CCTV
8 3 (0.76%) Derivative
8 3 (0.76%) HP Storage
8 3 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.25%) iPhone
9 1 (0.25%) IPTV
9 1 (0.25%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 259 (65.74%) Windows
2 157 (39.85%) Windows Server
3 102 (25.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 97 (24.62%) Linux
5 75 (19.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (13.20%) Windows 7
7 42 (10.66%) Unix
8 35 (8.88%) Windows 10
9 20 (5.08%) Solaris
10 18 (4.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (4.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (4.06%) Windows 2000 Server
13 14 (3.55%) AIX
13 14 (3.55%) Windows XP
14 12 (3.05%) Ubuntu
15 11 (2.79%) Debian
16 9 (2.28%) Windows 8
17 5 (1.27%) HPUX
18 4 (1.02%) Android
18 4 (1.02%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (22.84%) ITIL
2 80 (20.30%) Disaster Recovery
3 36 (9.14%) Change Management
3 36 (9.14%) Patch Management
4 29 (7.36%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (6.60%) Project Management
6 23 (5.84%) Problem Management
6 23 (5.84%) Software Engineering
7 21 (5.33%) Configuration Management
7 21 (5.33%) Kalman Filter
8 19 (4.82%) Web Development
9 17 (4.31%) Server Virtualisation
9 17 (4.31%) Web Filtering
10 16 (4.06%) DevOps
11 15 (3.81%) Security Architecture
11 15 (3.81%) Service Management
12 14 (3.55%) Business Continuity
12 14 (3.55%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (3.55%) Network Monitoring
13 13 (3.30%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 64 (16.24%) SQL
2 61 (15.48%) PowerShell
3 25 (6.35%) C
4 17 (4.31%) PHP
5 15 (3.81%) Bash Shell
6 11 (2.79%) C#
7 10 (2.54%) Java
7 10 (2.54%) T-SQL
8 7 (1.78%) Python
8 7 (1.78%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.52%) Perl
9 6 (1.52%) VBScript
10 4 (1.02%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.51%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.25%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.25%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.25%) Ruby
12 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 52 (13.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (11.93%) MCSE
3 32 (8.12%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (7.36%) CCNA
5 27 (6.85%) Security Cleared
6 26 (6.60%) MCSA
7 25 (6.35%) DV Cleared
8 20 (5.08%) CompTIA Security+
8 20 (5.08%) Security+ Certification
9 15 (3.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (2.54%) SC Cleared
11 9 (2.28%) Degree
12 8 (2.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (2.03%) MCITP
12 8 (2.03%) MCP
12 8 (2.03%) MCTS
13 4 (1.02%) HND
13 4 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.76%) A+ Certification
14 3 (0.76%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (8.38%) SLA
2 6 (1.52%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.51%) QA
4 1 (0.25%) GDPR
4 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 213 (54.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 207 (52.54%) Active Directory
3 106 (26.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 79 (20.05%) Hyper-V
5 47 (11.93%) vSphere
6 43 (10.91%) Virtual Machines
7 29 (7.36%) XenApp
8 24 (6.09%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (3.05%) XenServer
10 11 (2.79%) Terminal Services
11 10 (2.54%) KVM
11 10 (2.54%) ProxySG
12 8 (2.03%) Docker
13 7 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (1.52%) pfSense
14 6 (1.52%) Samba
14 6 (1.52%) VirtualBox
15 5 (1.27%) StorNext
15 5 (1.27%) Xsan
16 4 (1.02%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 60 (15.23%) SCCM
2 28 (7.11%) SCOM
3 22 (5.58%) Puppet
4 21 (5.33%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (3.81%) Backup Exec
5 15 (3.81%) WSUS
6 13 (3.30%) Ansible
7 8 (2.03%) Tivoli
7 8 (2.03%) vCenter Server
8 7 (1.78%) NetBackup
8 7 (1.78%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (1.78%) Salt
9 6 (1.52%) Nagios
10 5 (1.27%) EMC Navisphere
10 5 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (1.27%) Red Hat Satellite
11 4 (1.02%) Terraform
12 3 (0.76%) EdgeSight
12 3 (0.76%) Malwarebytes
12 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 213 (54.06%) VMware
2 170 (43.15%) Microsoft
3 101 (25.63%) Cisco
4 60 (15.23%) HP
5 44 (11.17%) Citrix
6 32 (8.12%) Sophos
7 27 (6.85%) Dell
8 25 (6.35%) Red Hat
8 25 (6.35%) Veeam
9 20 (5.08%) CommVault
9 20 (5.08%) IBM
10 18 (4.57%) EMC
10 18 (4.57%) Veritas
11 16 (4.06%) 3PAR
11 16 (4.06%) NetApp
12 13 (3.30%) Avaya
13 12 (3.05%) Barracuda Networks
13 12 (3.05%) Intel
14 11 (2.79%) Splunk
15 10 (2.54%) Aruba