Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK > England
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 870 851 802
Rank change year-on-year -19 -49 +1
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 283 296 481
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.19% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 1.23% 1.48% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 193 264 435
England median annual salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.16% +2.38% -3.45%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £64,750 £63,750 £60,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,535 £41,250
% change year-on-year -0.08% +3.11% -5.17%

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 22,950 19,966 23,631
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.10% 12.53% 12.52%
Number of salaries quoted 18,704 16,815 20,138
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% +4.94% +1.25%

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 25 May 2018.

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 25 May 2018. 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 -20 82 £45,000 +15.38% 9
London -60 64 £47,500 - 6
East of England +19 51 £43,125 -5.48% 2
North of England +14 49 £35,000 - 9
Midlands -2 25 £37,500 -7.41% 9
Yorkshire +20 24 £35,000 -3.57% 3
North West +2 24 £35,750 +10.00% 5
West Midlands +3 22 £37,500 -9.64% 9
South West -13 12 £39,931 -6.04% 6
East Midlands -1 3 £37,500 +36.36%
North East -26 1 £32,500 +35.42% 1
Virtual Servers
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT jobs citing Virtual Servers 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 Virtual Servers.

1 219 (77.39%) Windows
2 188 (66.43%) VMware
2 188 (66.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 172 (60.78%) Active Directory
4 145 (51.24%) Microsoft
5 125 (44.17%) Windows Server
6 91 (32.16%) Cisco
7 90 (31.80%) Firewall
8 88 (31.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 84 (29.68%) DNS
10 78 (27.56%) ITIL
11 77 (27.21%) Linux
12 72 (25.44%) Windows Server 2012
13 71 (25.09%) PowerShell
14 70 (24.73%) Microsoft Azure
15 68 (24.03%) vSphere
16 67 (23.67%) Data Centre
17 64 (22.61%) Citrix
18 58 (20.49%) DHCP
19 57 (20.14%) MS Exchange
19 57 (20.14%) Office 365
20 51 (18.02%) SQL
21 50 (17.67%) SCCM
22 48 (16.96%) SQL Server
23 46 (16.25%) Windows Server 2008
24 45 (15.90%) Amazon AWS
24 45 (15.90%) Unix
25 44 (15.55%) Hyper-V
26 39 (13.78%) Load Balancing
27 38 (13.43%) DevOps

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 57 (20.14%) MS Exchange
2 26 (9.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (6.36%) SharePoint
4 11 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (3.89%) Skype for Business
5 8 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (1.77%) IIS
7 4 (1.41%) Apache
7 4 (1.41%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.71%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.71%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.35%) Confluence
10 1 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (7.77%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.06%) AutoCAD
2 3 (1.06%) CATIA
2 3 (1.06%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.06%) SOLIDWORKS
3 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) ENOVIA
2 2 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.35%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 70 (24.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (20.14%) Office 365
3 45 (15.90%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (4.95%) IaaS
5 8 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (2.12%) SaaS
7 5 (1.77%) PaaS
8 4 (1.41%) Mimecast
9 3 (1.06%) GitHub
9 3 (1.06%) NuGet
10 2 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.71%) npm
11 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 90 (31.80%) Firewall
2 84 (29.68%) DNS
3 58 (20.49%) DHCP
4 38 (13.43%) SAN
5 30 (10.60%) WAN
6 24 (8.48%) LAN
7 18 (6.36%) VoIP
8 17 (6.01%) Internet
8 17 (6.01%) TCP/IP
9 16 (5.65%) VLAN
9 16 (5.65%) VPN
10 12 (4.24%) NAS
11 10 (3.53%) NetScaler
12 9 (3.18%) DWDM
13 8 (2.83%) iSCSI
14 7 (2.47%) Cisco Nexus
14 7 (2.47%) SSL
14 7 (2.47%) Wireless
15 6 (2.12%) Remote Desktop
15 6 (2.12%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (16.96%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (2.12%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.06%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.35%) Big Data
7 1 (0.35%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 34 (12.01%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.77%) AdminStudio
2 5 (1.77%) MSI
2 5 (1.77%) Selenium
2 5 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.77%) Wise Package Studio
3 3 (1.06%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (1.06%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.06%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.71%) Bower
4 2 (0.71%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.71%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.71%) gulp
4 2 (0.71%) JIRA
4 2 (0.71%) Protractor
4 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.35%) AccuRev
5 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.35%) SonarQube
General
1 27 (9.54%) Finance
2 11 (3.89%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.83%) Retail
4 7 (2.47%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.77%) Advertising
6 4 (1.41%) Games
7 2 (0.71%) Banking
7 2 (0.71%) Law
8 1 (0.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 72 (25.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 36 (12.72%) Analyst
3 26 (9.19%) Architect
3 26 (9.19%) IT Engineer
4 25 (8.83%) Infrastructure Architect
4 25 (8.83%) Infrastructure Manager
5 22 (7.77%) Administrator
6 21 (7.42%) IT Support
7 20 (7.07%) Systems Administrator
8 19 (6.71%) Automation Engineer
8 19 (6.71%) Support Engineer
9 14 (4.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 14 (4.95%) Team Leader
10 13 (4.59%) Infrastructure Team Leader
10 13 (4.59%) Support Analyst
11 11 (3.89%) Automation Analyst
11 11 (3.89%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (3.89%) IT Manager
12 9 (3.18%) 2nd Line Support
12 9 (3.18%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (10.60%) Middleware
2 12 (4.24%) .NET
3 6 (2.12%) HTML
3 6 (2.12%) Node.js
4 5 (1.77%) Ajax
5 4 (1.41%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.41%) DOM
6 3 (1.06%) Web Services
7 2 (0.71%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.71%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.71%) Kafka
7 2 (0.71%) WireMock
8 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.35%) CSS
8 1 (0.35%) HTML5
8 1 (0.35%) jQuery
8 1 (0.35%) JSON
8 1 (0.35%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (0.35%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 67 (23.67%) Data Centre
2 32 (11.31%) Public Cloud
3 30 (10.60%) Linux Command Line
4 23 (8.13%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (5.30%) Replication
6 12 (4.24%) Driving Licence
6 12 (4.24%) Fat Client
6 12 (4.24%) Thin Client
7 11 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (3.53%) Private Cloud
9 9 (3.18%) EMC VNX
10 6 (2.12%) Client/Server
10 6 (2.12%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.77%) Clustering
11 5 (1.77%) e-Learning
11 5 (1.77%) User Experience
12 4 (1.41%) Hedge funds
13 3 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (1.06%) iPhone
13 3 (1.06%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 219 (77.39%) Windows
2 125 (44.17%) Windows Server
3 77 (27.21%) Linux
4 72 (25.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (16.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (15.90%) Unix
7 14 (4.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (4.24%) Windows 7
9 11 (3.89%) Windows 8
10 10 (3.53%) Windows 10
10 10 (3.53%) Windows XP
11 8 (2.83%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (1.77%) Solaris
13 3 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.71%) Android
14 2 (0.71%) CentOS
14 2 (0.71%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.71%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.71%) VMS
15 1 (0.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (27.56%) ITIL
2 39 (13.78%) Load Balancing
3 38 (13.43%) DevOps
4 37 (13.07%) Test Automation
5 34 (12.01%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (10.95%) Configuration Management
6 31 (10.95%) Disaster Recovery
7 30 (10.60%) Continuous Deployment
8 27 (9.54%) Service Management
9 25 (8.83%) ITIL V3
10 23 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
11 21 (7.42%) Patch Management
12 18 (6.36%) Project Management
13 17 (6.01%) Network Management
14 15 (5.30%) Mentoring
15 14 (4.95%) Migration
15 14 (4.95%) Performance Management
16 11 (3.89%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (3.89%) Collaborative Working
17 10 (3.53%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (25.09%) PowerShell
2 51 (18.02%) SQL
3 37 (13.07%) Bash Shell
4 36 (12.72%) Python
5 34 (12.01%) JavaScript
5 34 (12.01%) Ruby
6 9 (3.18%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.12%) Perl
8 5 (1.77%) C#
8 5 (1.77%) Java
9 4 (1.41%) PHP
9 4 (1.41%) Tcl
10 2 (0.71%) VBScript
11 1 (0.35%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (11.66%) Security Cleared
2 26 (9.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (8.83%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (8.83%) SC Cleared
4 22 (7.77%) MCSE
5 13 (4.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (3.89%) CCNA
7 8 (2.83%) DV Cleared
8 7 (2.47%) Degree
8 7 (2.47%) EMC Certification
8 7 (2.47%) MCSA
8 7 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (2.12%) MCITP
9 6 (2.12%) MCTS
10 4 (1.41%) CCA
10 4 (1.41%) CCNP
10 4 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.35%) HNC
11 1 (0.35%) HND
11 1 (0.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.36%) SLA
2 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.35%) GDPR
3 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 188 (66.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 172 (60.78%) Active Directory
3 88 (31.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 68 (24.03%) vSphere
5 44 (15.55%) Hyper-V
6 35 (12.37%) Virtual Desktop
7 14 (4.95%) XenApp
8 12 (4.24%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (2.12%) Terminal Services
10 5 (1.77%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (1.77%) ISA Server
10 5 (1.77%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.06%) Docker
11 3 (1.06%) ProxySG
11 3 (1.06%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.71%) UAG
12 2 (0.71%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.71%) XenServer
13 1 (0.35%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 50 (17.67%) SCCM
2 38 (13.43%) vCenter Server
3 37 (13.07%) Ansible
3 37 (13.07%) vRealize
4 30 (10.60%) Puppet
5 28 (9.89%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (9.19%) SCOM
7 20 (7.07%) Terraform
8 9 (3.18%) EMC VPLEX
8 9 (3.18%) vMotion
9 7 (2.47%) Cisco CUCM
9 7 (2.47%) WSUS
10 5 (1.77%) Nagios
10 5 (1.77%) WMI
11 4 (1.41%) SCVMM
12 3 (1.06%) Cisco UCCE
12 3 (1.06%) Cisco UCCX
12 3 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (1.06%) Red Hat Satellite
13 2 (0.71%) Opsview
Vendors
1 188 (66.43%) VMware
2 145 (51.24%) Microsoft
3 91 (32.16%) Cisco
4 64 (22.61%) Citrix
5 37 (13.07%) F5
6 33 (11.66%) Fortinet
7 30 (10.60%) AppDynamics
7 30 (10.60%) BMC
7 30 (10.60%) Splunk
7 30 (10.60%) WorldPay
8 27 (9.54%) CommVault
9 22 (7.77%) HP
10 20 (7.07%) ServiceNow
11 15 (5.30%) EMC
12 11 (3.89%) Brocade
12 11 (3.89%) NetApp
13 10 (3.53%) Juniper
14 9 (3.18%) Isilon
14 9 (3.18%) Sophos
15 8 (2.83%) Veeam