Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK > England
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 704 728 867
Rank change year-on-year +24 +139 -32
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 250 383 304
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.28% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 1.35% 1.69% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 200 334 223
Median annual salary £41,375 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.06% +5.88% -3.41%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,800
90th Percentile £63,750 £70,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £40,000 £43,500 £42,250
% change year-on-year -8.05% +2.96% -2.53%

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 18,513 22,614 22,697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.16% 16.34% 13.66%
Number of salaries quoted 15,136 18,380 18,632
Median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

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 6 April 2020.

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 6 April 2020. 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 +21 86 £58,750 +23.68% 5
South East +49 65 £35,000 -30.00% 7
Midlands +69 44 £35,250 -17.06% 6
West Midlands +70 38 £35,500 -19.32% 4
North of England +26 31 £41,250 +17.86% 5
North East +4 13 £41,500 -2.35% 1
East of England +53 12 £35,000 -15.66% 2
South West +35 12 £42,500 +19.30% 6
North West +21 10 £47,500 +35.71% 3
Yorkshire +17 8 £38,000 +8.57% 1
East Midlands +29 6 £29,000 -10.77% 2
Virtual Servers
UK

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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.

1 163 (65.20%) Windows
2 141 (56.40%) VMware
2 141 (56.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (48.40%) Windows Server
4 118 (47.20%) Active Directory
5 112 (44.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 99 (39.60%) Microsoft
7 79 (31.60%) Linux
8 77 (30.80%) Azure
9 72 (28.80%) Office 365
10 58 (23.20%) Hyper-V
11 57 (22.80%) ITIL
12 54 (21.60%) Firewall
13 52 (20.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 51 (20.40%) AWS
15 50 (20.00%) Windows Server 2016
16 49 (19.60%) SAN
17 48 (19.20%) DNS
18 47 (18.80%) SQL
19 45 (18.00%) Data Centre
20 43 (17.20%) LAN
21 40 (16.00%) WAN
22 39 (15.60%) DHCP
22 39 (15.60%) PowerShell
23 35 (14.00%) Veeam
23 35 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
23 35 (14.00%) Citrix
24 34 (13.60%) Cisco
24 34 (13.60%) SQL Server
25 32 (12.80%) HP

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 28 (11.20%) IIS
2 26 (10.40%) SharePoint
3 24 (9.60%) Apache
4 21 (8.40%) MS Exchange
5 10 (4.00%) Tomcat
6 9 (3.60%) Skype for Business
7 8 (3.20%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (2.80%) Apache Airflow
9 6 (2.40%) Confluence
9 6 (2.40%) SAS
10 5 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (1.60%) GeoServer
12 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.40%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.40%) Site Server
13 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.60%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.20%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 77 (30.80%) Azure
2 72 (28.80%) Office 365
3 51 (20.40%) AWS
4 15 (6.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 13 (5.20%) IaaS
6 10 (4.00%) GCP
7 8 (3.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 8 (3.20%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (3.20%) Amazon S3
7 8 (3.20%) PaaS
8 7 (2.80%) Stackdriver
9 6 (2.40%) Amazon ELB
9 6 (2.40%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (1.60%) SaaS
11 3 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (1.20%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.80%) Amazon ECS
12 2 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.80%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 54 (21.60%) Firewall
2 49 (19.60%) SAN
3 48 (19.20%) DNS
4 43 (17.20%) LAN
5 40 (16.00%) WAN
6 39 (15.60%) DHCP
7 29 (11.60%) TCP/IP
8 28 (11.20%) Wireless
9 27 (10.80%) SSL
10 26 (10.40%) VPN
11 23 (9.20%) VLAN
12 13 (5.20%) NAS
12 13 (5.20%) Remote Desktop
13 12 (4.80%) Skype
14 11 (4.40%) VoIP
15 10 (4.00%) NetScaler
15 10 (4.00%) Network Security
16 8 (3.20%) iSCSI
17 7 (2.80%) SMS
18 6 (2.40%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.60%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.20%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (2.00%) MariaDB
4 3 (1.20%) GIS
4 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (0.80%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (0.80%) MySQL
5 2 (0.80%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.40%) Big Data
6 1 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (3.20%) Git (software)
1 8 (3.20%) JIRA
2 7 (2.80%) Bitbucket
2 7 (2.80%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.60%) Cucumber
3 4 (1.60%) Maven
3 4 (1.60%) Postman
3 4 (1.60%) REST Assured
3 4 (1.60%) Selenium
4 2 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.80%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.40%) GitLab
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
General
1 17 (6.80%) Finance
2 13 (5.20%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.20%) Retail
4 6 (2.40%) Advertising
4 6 (2.40%) Public Sector
5 5 (2.00%) Banking
5 5 (2.00%) Legal
6 3 (1.20%) Law
7 2 (0.80%) Games
7 2 (0.80%) Military
8 1 (0.40%) Billing
8 1 (0.40%) Fire and Rescue
8 1 (0.40%) German Language
Job Titles
1 97 (38.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 43 (17.20%) Support Engineer
3 28 (11.20%) IT Engineer
4 19 (7.60%) Systems Engineer
5 18 (7.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 18 (7.20%) Linux Engineer
6 16 (6.40%) Administrator
6 16 (6.40%) IT Support
6 16 (6.40%) Systems Administrator
7 15 (6.00%) VMware Engineer
8 14 (5.60%) Windows Engineer
9 13 (5.20%) Integration Specialist
9 13 (5.20%) Network Engineer
9 13 (5.20%) Technical Specialist
10 12 (4.80%) 3rd Line Support
10 12 (4.80%) IT Support Engineer
11 11 (4.40%) Associate Engineer
12 10 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
12 10 (4.00%) Security Engineer
13 9 (3.60%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.60%) XML
2 18 (7.20%) XML Messaging
3 6 (2.40%) SAML
4 5 (2.00%) J2EE
4 5 (2.00%) Middleware
4 5 (2.00%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (2.00%) Web Services
5 2 (0.80%) .NET
5 2 (0.80%) JSON
6 1 (0.40%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.40%) COM
6 1 (0.40%) PostGIS
6 1 (0.40%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.40%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (18.00%) Data Centre
2 22 (8.80%) Replication
3 18 (7.20%) Clustering
4 11 (4.40%) Public Cloud
5 10 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.80%) CCTV
7 7 (2.80%) User Experience
8 5 (2.00%) Fat Client
8 5 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (2.00%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.60%) NHS
9 4 (1.60%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.60%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.80%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.80%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (0.80%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.40%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.40%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 163 (65.20%) Windows
2 121 (48.40%) Windows Server
3 79 (31.60%) Linux
4 50 (20.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 35 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (8.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (8.00%) Windows 10
8 18 (7.20%) Debian
9 16 (6.40%) CentOS
10 14 (5.60%) Unix
10 14 (5.60%) Windows 7
11 11 (4.40%) Windows Server 2019
12 8 (3.20%) Windows 8
13 7 (2.80%) Oracle Linux
13 7 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (1.60%) Mac OS X
15 3 (1.20%) Android
16 2 (0.80%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.40%) Solaris
17 1 (0.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (44.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 57 (22.80%) ITIL
3 27 (10.80%) Performance Monitoring
4 25 (10.00%) Change Management
5 24 (9.60%) Service Management
6 23 (9.20%) Release Management
7 21 (8.40%) Analytics
8 20 (8.00%) Migration
8 20 (8.00%) Patch Management
9 19 (7.60%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (6.40%) Server Management
11 15 (6.00%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (6.00%) Project Delivery
12 14 (5.60%) Mentoring
12 14 (5.60%) Root Cause Analysis
13 13 (5.20%) DevOps
13 13 (5.20%) Insurtech
14 11 (4.40%) High Availability
14 11 (4.40%) Incident Management
15 10 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 47 (18.80%) SQL
2 39 (15.60%) PowerShell
3 13 (5.20%) Python
4 6 (2.40%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.00%) Java
5 5 (2.00%) PHP
6 2 (0.80%) C#
7 1 (0.40%) C
7 1 (0.40%) C++
7 1 (0.40%) Ruby
7 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (9.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (8.00%) MCSE
3 15 (6.00%) Degree
4 11 (4.40%) MCSA
5 10 (4.00%) MCP
5 10 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (3.60%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (3.60%) Security Cleared
7 8 (3.20%) CCNA
7 8 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.40%) DV Cleared
9 5 (2.00%) RHCE
10 4 (1.60%) CCNP
10 4 (1.60%) HND
11 3 (1.20%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.80%) CISSP
12 2 (0.80%) MCITP
13 1 (0.40%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.40%) CCA
13 1 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (11.60%) SLA
2 6 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.00%) QA
4 4 (1.60%) NIST
5 2 (0.80%) GDPR
6 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 141 (56.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 118 (47.20%) Active Directory
3 58 (23.20%) Hyper-V
4 52 (20.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 26 (10.40%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (9.20%) Docker
7 20 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (7.20%) vSphere
8 18 (7.20%) XenApp
9 10 (4.00%) XenDesktop
10 9 (3.60%) Firmware
11 8 (3.20%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (2.80%) VMware NSX
12 7 (2.80%) VMware Server
13 6 (2.40%) vCloud
13 6 (2.40%) Xen
14 2 (0.80%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 2 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.80%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.40%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 31 (12.40%) SCCM
2 19 (7.60%) vCenter Server
3 12 (4.80%) Ansible
4 8 (3.20%) SCOM
5 7 (2.80%) WSUS
6 6 (2.40%) XenMobile
7 5 (2.00%) Backup Exec
7 5 (2.00%) Icinga
7 5 (2.00%) NetBackup
7 5 (2.00%) Packer
8 4 (1.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (1.60%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.20%) Kubernetes
9 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (1.20%) Puppet
9 3 (1.20%) Terraform
10 2 (0.80%) RSA Archer
10 2 (0.80%) SnapMirror
10 2 (0.80%) SnapVault
10 2 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 141 (56.40%) VMware
2 99 (39.60%) Microsoft
3 35 (14.00%) Citrix
3 35 (14.00%) Veeam
4 34 (13.60%) Cisco
5 32 (12.80%) HP
6 22 (8.80%) Red Hat
7 20 (8.00%) Oracle
8 11 (4.40%) 3PAR
8 11 (4.40%) CheckPoint
8 11 (4.40%) NetApp
9 10 (4.00%) Dell
9 10 (4.00%) EMC
9 10 (4.00%) Palo Alto
10 9 (3.60%) McAfee
10 9 (3.60%) Meraki
11 7 (2.80%) Aruba
11 7 (2.80%) Google
11 7 (2.80%) Splunk
11 7 (2.80%) Zerto