Period
to 18 October 2021

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 18 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK > England
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 800 578 753
Rank change year-on-year -222 +175 +39
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 189 101 312
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.23% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 0.94% 1.23% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 168 76 268
10th Percentile £22,000 £29,000 £25,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,125 £31,719
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £53,188 £51,000 £55,188
90th Percentile £64,200 £63,625 £67,500
UK median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88% +6.25%

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 20,194 8,238 22,112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.34% 18.71% 17.43%
Number of salaries quoted 13,864 7,114 18,555
10th Percentile £28,250 £30,750 £25,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £32,663
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,757 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.19% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Virtual Servers
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Servers in England

Virtual Servers
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Virtual Servers in England

Virtual Servers
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Servers in England over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

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 18 October 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
London -221 54 £60,000 +14.29% 14
South East -143 37 £36,000 -20.00% 5
North of England -115 35 £36,089 -9.78% 14
Midlands -103 30 £35,116 -14.87% 10
North West -82 17 £35,352 -45.61% 7
East of England -95 17 £37,500 +25.00% 5
East Midlands - 16 £35,000 - 4
Yorkshire -96 15 £52,500 +31.25% 5
West Midlands -123 14 £40,000 -3.03% 6
South West -90 12 £27,500 -50.00% 4
North East -44 3 £43,750 +39.09% 2
Virtual Servers
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, 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.

1 140 (74.07%) Windows
2 107 (56.61%) VMware
2 107 (56.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (50.79%) Windows Server
4 94 (49.74%) Microsoft
5 88 (46.56%) Active Directory
6 79 (41.80%) Microsoft 365
7 78 (41.27%) Linux
8 63 (33.33%) Firewall
8 63 (33.33%) Azure
9 52 (27.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 51 (26.98%) Problem-Solving
11 46 (24.34%) Data Centre
12 44 (23.28%) MS Exchange
13 40 (21.16%) Social Skills
14 39 (20.63%) TCP/IP
15 38 (20.11%) Windows Server 2012
16 36 (19.05%) VPN
17 35 (18.52%) Wireless
17 35 (18.52%) Hyper-V
18 34 (17.99%) DNS
19 32 (16.93%) SQL
20 31 (16.40%) Cisco
20 31 (16.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
21 30 (15.87%) DHCP
21 30 (15.87%) AWS
22 29 (15.34%) Analytics
22 29 (15.34%) PowerShell
23 28 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
24 27 (14.29%) Citrix

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 44 (23.28%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.35%) IIS
3 11 (5.82%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.23%) Apache
5 5 (2.65%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.12%) nginx
6 4 (2.12%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.59%) CMS
8 2 (1.06%) JBoss
9 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.53%) GemFire
9 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.12%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.59%) Sage 200
2 3 (1.59%) Workfront
3 2 (1.06%) Magento
4 1 (0.53%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 79 (41.80%) Microsoft 365
2 63 (33.33%) Azure
3 30 (15.87%) AWS
4 18 (9.52%) GitHub
5 14 (7.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (2.12%) IaaS
8 3 (1.59%) Route 53
9 2 (1.06%) Cloudflare
9 2 (1.06%) GCP
9 2 (1.06%) Google Analytics
9 2 (1.06%) Google Tag Manager
9 2 (1.06%) Google Workspace
9 2 (1.06%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.53%) SaaS
10 1 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 63 (33.33%) Firewall
2 39 (20.63%) TCP/IP
3 36 (19.05%) VPN
4 35 (18.52%) Wireless
5 34 (17.99%) DNS
6 30 (15.87%) DHCP
7 22 (11.64%) LAN
7 22 (11.64%) WAN
8 19 (10.05%) SAN
9 18 (9.52%) VLAN
10 15 (7.94%) VoIP
11 11 (5.82%) IPv4
11 11 (5.82%) IPv6
11 11 (5.82%) SSL
12 9 (4.76%) NAS
13 7 (3.70%) SNMP
13 7 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (3.17%) Radio Access Network
14 6 (3.17%) tcpdump
14 6 (3.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.58%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.76%) MarkLogic
2 9 (4.76%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.65%) MySQL
4 5 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.12%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.12%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.53%) HBase
6 1 (0.53%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.53%) Redis
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 17 (8.99%) GitLab
3 10 (5.29%) Jenkins
4 9 (4.76%) TeamCity
5 7 (3.70%) Oracle APEX
6 6 (3.17%) Bitbucket
7 4 (2.12%) Eclipse
7 4 (2.12%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.53%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.53%) Cypress.io
9 1 (0.53%) Gradle
9 1 (0.53%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.53%) JUnit
9 1 (0.53%) Mockito
9 1 (0.53%) Protractor
9 1 (0.53%) Storybook
General
1 40 (21.16%) Social Skills
2 21 (11.11%) Finance
3 10 (5.29%) Marketing
4 8 (4.23%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 8 (4.23%) Local Government
4 8 (4.23%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.70%) Banking
5 7 (3.70%) Public Sector
6 6 (3.17%) Law
6 6 (3.17%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.65%) Back Office
7 5 (2.65%) Organisational Skills
8 4 (2.12%) Electronics
9 2 (1.06%) Retail
10 1 (0.53%) Advertising
10 1 (0.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 48 (25.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 47 (24.87%) Support Engineer
3 30 (15.87%) IT Engineer
4 18 (9.52%) IT Technician
5 17 (8.99%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (7.94%) Systems Engineer
7 14 (7.41%) IT Support
7 14 (7.41%) Network Engineer
8 13 (6.88%) Systems Support
9 10 (5.29%) Cloud Engineer
9 10 (5.29%) Infrastructure Support
9 10 (5.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 10 (5.29%) Systems Support Engineer
10 9 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (4.76%) Senior Support Engineer
11 8 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (4.23%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (4.23%) Network Support
11 8 (4.23%) Network Support Engineer
11 8 (4.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.88%) Web Services
2 5 (2.65%) Play Framework
3 4 (2.12%) .NET
4 3 (1.59%) CSS
5 2 (1.06%) HTML
5 2 (1.06%) LDAP
5 2 (1.06%) LESS
5 2 (1.06%) React
6 1 (0.53%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.53%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.53%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.53%) Express
6 1 (0.53%) Kafka
6 1 (0.53%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (0.53%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.53%) Redux
6 1 (0.53%) Spark Streaming
6 1 (0.53%) Tailwind CSS
6 1 (0.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.53%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 46 (24.34%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.47%) Replication
3 15 (7.94%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (4.76%) Public Cloud
5 8 (4.23%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (3.70%) iPhone
7 5 (2.65%) Driving Licence
7 5 (2.65%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.59%) CCTV
8 3 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.59%) User Experience
8 3 (1.59%) VLE
9 2 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.06%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.53%) Clustering
10 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.53%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 140 (74.07%) Windows
2 96 (50.79%) Windows Server
3 78 (41.27%) Linux
4 38 (20.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (12.70%) Unix
6 19 (10.05%) Windows Server 2019
7 16 (8.47%) Windows 10
8 10 (5.29%) CentOS
8 10 (5.29%) Windows Server 2016
9 9 (4.76%) Android
10 5 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.59%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.59%) Solaris
11 3 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.59%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.06%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.06%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (27.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 51 (26.98%) Problem-Solving
3 29 (15.34%) Analytics
4 28 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (12.70%) Data Analytics
6 23 (12.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (11.64%) ITIL
8 19 (10.05%) DevOps
9 16 (8.47%) Service Delivery
10 15 (7.94%) Data Security
11 14 (7.41%) Configuration Management
11 14 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (7.41%) Infrastructure Management
11 14 (7.41%) Migration
12 12 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (6.35%) Change Management
12 12 (6.35%) Project Management
12 12 (6.35%) Server Management
12 12 (6.35%) Test Automation
13 11 (5.82%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (16.93%) SQL
2 29 (15.34%) PowerShell
3 25 (13.23%) Python
4 15 (7.94%) Bash Shell
5 12 (6.35%) Java
6 8 (4.23%) Shell Script
7 6 (3.17%) Groovy
8 3 (1.59%) Go
9 2 (1.06%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.06%) PHP
10 1 (0.53%) AWK
10 1 (0.53%) C
10 1 (0.53%) Perl
10 1 (0.53%) Ruby
10 1 (0.53%) sed
Qualifications
1 22 (11.64%) Degree
2 13 (6.88%) DBS Check
3 11 (5.82%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (5.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (5.29%) MCSA
5 8 (4.23%) AWS Certification
6 6 (3.17%) CCNP
6 6 (3.17%) TOGAF Certification
7 5 (2.65%) CCNA
7 5 (2.65%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.12%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.59%) HND
9 3 (1.59%) MCSE
10 2 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.53%) MCITP
11 1 (0.53%) OCP
11 1 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.47%) Cyber Essentials
2 13 (6.88%) SLA
3 6 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (1.06%) Accessibility
5 2 (1.06%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.06%) GDPR
5 2 (1.06%) NCSC
5 2 (1.06%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 107 (56.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 88 (46.56%) Active Directory
3 35 (18.52%) Hyper-V
4 31 (16.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 19 (10.05%) vSphere
6 15 (7.94%) Docker
7 13 (6.88%) VMware Workstation
8 12 (6.35%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (6.35%) VMware Server
9 11 (5.82%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 11 (5.82%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (5.29%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (1.59%) Firmware
11 3 (1.59%) XenDesktop
12 2 (1.06%) NFS
12 2 (1.06%) XenApp
13 1 (0.53%) HDFS
13 1 (0.53%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 23 (12.17%) Microsoft Intune
2 19 (10.05%) Terraform
3 18 (9.52%) Kubernetes
4 16 (8.47%) SCCM
5 15 (7.94%) Ansible
5 15 (7.94%) Puppet
6 6 (3.17%) Nmap
6 6 (3.17%) OpenNMS
7 5 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (2.65%) SCOM
8 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (2.12%) NetBackup
8 4 (2.12%) vCenter Server
9 3 (1.59%) Backup Exec
9 3 (1.59%) EnCase
9 3 (1.59%) FTK
9 3 (1.59%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (1.59%) WSUS
10 2 (1.06%) PowerCLI
10 2 (1.06%) vRealize
Vendors
1 107 (56.61%) VMware
2 94 (49.74%) Microsoft
3 31 (16.40%) Cisco
4 27 (14.29%) Citrix
5 15 (7.94%) NetApp
6 12 (6.35%) Veeam
7 11 (5.82%) Bloomberg
7 11 (5.82%) Dell Compellent
8 10 (5.29%) Dell
8 10 (5.29%) Meraki
8 10 (5.29%) Oracle
8 10 (5.29%) Red Hat
9 9 (4.76%) LexisNexis
10 6 (3.17%) Apple
10 6 (3.17%) Google
10 6 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (3.17%) SonicWALL
11 5 (2.65%) Draytek
11 5 (2.65%) HP
11 5 (2.65%) WatchGuard