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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 3 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK > England
6 months to
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 916 756 639
Rank change year-on-year -160 -117 +109
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 254 174 181
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.18% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 0.97% 0.96% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 203 139 151
10th Percentile £30,510 £22,500 £29,000
25th Percentile £36,750 £35,000 £31,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% - -
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £46,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.71% -1.18% -

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 26,239 18,132 12,960
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.37% 18.97% 17.74%
Number of salaries quoted 13,892 13,167 10,829
10th Percentile £28,000 £30,000 £28,000
25th Percentile £38,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +5.00%
75th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £73,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 3 July 2022.

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 3 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London -199 94 £52,500 -16.00% 8
East of England -77 34 £45,000 +20.00% 5
South East -71 31 £43,250 -26.38% 15
North of England -80 31 £41,625 +15.34% 16
South West -23 18 £40,500 -4.71% 10
Yorkshire -49 17 £37,500 -21.05% 7
Midlands -62 17 £33,250 -11.33% 7
North West -67 14 £48,000 +35.78% 8
West Midlands -52 10 £33,250 -11.33% 4
East Midlands -45 7 £35,586 +1.67% 3
Virtual Servers
UK

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, 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.

1 149 (58.66%) Microsoft
2 132 (51.97%) Active Directory
3 122 (48.03%) Microsoft 365
4 120 (47.24%) Windows
5 114 (44.88%) Azure
6 98 (38.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 98 (38.58%) VMware
7 88 (34.65%) Firewall
8 85 (33.46%) AWS
9 83 (32.68%) Windows Server
10 77 (30.31%) ITIL
11 74 (29.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 68 (26.77%) SQL Server
12 68 (26.77%) DevOps
13 65 (25.59%) DNS
14 64 (25.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 57 (22.44%) Kubernetes
16 54 (21.26%) Cisco
16 54 (21.26%) DHCP
17 53 (20.87%) VPN
18 51 (20.08%) Linux
19 50 (19.69%) Social Skills
20 46 (18.11%) Finance
21 45 (17.72%) Business Intelligence
22 44 (17.32%) Windows 10
23 42 (16.54%) SAN
24 41 (16.14%) Microsoft Office
25 40 (15.75%) Agile
25 40 (15.75%) Terraform
25 40 (15.75%) PowerShell

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 34 (13.39%) IIS
1 34 (13.39%) MS Exchange
2 15 (5.91%) SharePoint
3 14 (5.51%) Apache
4 9 (3.54%) WordPress
5 6 (2.36%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.18%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 41 (16.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.36%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.39%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.39%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 122 (48.03%) Microsoft 365
2 114 (44.88%) Azure
3 85 (33.46%) AWS
4 32 (12.60%) SaaS
5 30 (11.81%) Amazon EC2
5 30 (11.81%) Amazon ECS
6 20 (7.87%) IaaS
7 18 (7.09%) PaaS
8 16 (6.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 16 (6.30%) Dynamics 365
8 16 (6.30%) Google Workspace
9 13 (5.12%) OneDrive
10 12 (4.72%) Azure Active Directory
11 10 (3.94%) Amazon S3
11 10 (3.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (2.36%) GCP
12 6 (2.36%) GitHub
12 6 (2.36%) Nutanix
13 5 (1.97%) Mimecast
13 5 (1.97%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 88 (34.65%) Firewall
2 65 (25.59%) DNS
3 54 (21.26%) DHCP
4 53 (20.87%) VPN
5 42 (16.54%) SAN
6 32 (12.60%) TCP/IP
7 30 (11.81%) WAN
8 28 (11.02%) NAS
8 28 (11.02%) Wireless
9 24 (9.45%) VoIP
10 20 (7.87%) LAN
11 19 (7.48%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (5.91%) VLAN
13 13 (5.12%) Network Security
14 12 (4.72%) SSL
15 11 (4.33%) Internet
15 11 (4.33%) Intrusion Detection
15 11 (4.33%) Wireless Security
16 10 (3.94%) iSCSI
16 10 (3.94%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (26.77%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.12%) UniData
3 9 (3.54%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.79%) MariaDB
5 2 (0.79%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.39%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.39%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.39%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.39%) MySQL
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.39%) Power BI
6 1 (0.39%) Power Query
6 1 (0.39%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (4.72%) GitLab
2 9 (3.54%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.76%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.36%) Bitbucket
4 6 (2.36%) Oracle APEX
4 6 (2.36%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (1.97%) GoCD
6 1 (0.39%) JIRA
6 1 (0.39%) Subversion
6 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 50 (19.69%) Social Skills
2 46 (18.11%) Finance
3 27 (10.63%) Manufacturing
3 27 (10.63%) Telecoms
4 21 (8.27%) Public Sector
5 20 (7.87%) Electronics
6 19 (7.48%) Marketing
7 18 (7.09%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 15 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (4.72%) Banking
10 11 (4.33%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (3.94%) Aerospace
11 10 (3.94%) Military
12 9 (3.54%) Law
13 8 (3.15%) Retail
14 7 (2.76%) Legal
15 5 (1.97%) Billing
16 3 (1.18%) Automotive
16 3 (1.18%) Documentation Skills
16 3 (1.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 58 (22.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (11.42%) Administrator
2 29 (11.42%) AWS Engineer
3 27 (10.63%) Support Engineer
4 26 (10.24%) Cloud Engineer
5 25 (9.84%) DevOps Engineer
6 23 (9.06%) Systems Administrator
7 22 (8.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 20 (7.87%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 19 (7.48%) IT Support
10 16 (6.30%) 2nd Line Support
11 15 (5.91%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 15 (5.91%) Analyst
11 15 (5.91%) Architect
11 15 (5.91%) AWS DevOps
12 14 (5.51%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 11 (4.33%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
13 11 (4.33%) IT Engineer
13 11 (4.33%) IT Systems Administrator
13 11 (4.33%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (11.81%) Web Services
2 7 (2.76%) .NET
3 6 (2.36%) Play Framework
4 4 (1.57%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.57%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (1.57%) CSS
4 4 (1.57%) HTML
4 4 (1.57%) jQuery
4 4 (1.57%) LDAP
5 3 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.18%) FFmpeg
5 3 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.79%) Kafka
6 2 (0.79%) Middleware
7 1 (0.39%) Ajax
7 1 (0.39%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.39%) WCF
7 1 (0.39%) WinForms
7 1 (0.39%) WPF
7 1 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.66%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.51%) Management Information System
2 14 (5.51%) Mobile App
3 12 (4.72%) Smartphone
4 11 (4.33%) Enterprise Storage
5 9 (3.54%) Biotechnology
5 9 (3.54%) Cloud Native
5 9 (3.54%) User Experience
6 6 (2.36%) Clustering
6 6 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.97%) IoT
8 4 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.57%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.57%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.57%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.18%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.18%) Replication
9 3 (1.18%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.18%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 120 (47.24%) Windows
2 83 (32.68%) Windows Server
3 51 (20.08%) Linux
4 44 (17.32%) Windows 10
5 25 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (9.06%) Windows Server 2019
7 18 (7.09%) Mac OS
8 15 (5.91%) Android
8 15 (5.91%) Windows Server 2016
9 14 (5.51%) Unix
10 13 (5.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (4.33%) AIX
11 11 (4.33%) Apple iOS
12 6 (2.36%) CentOS
13 3 (1.18%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.18%) VMS
14 1 (0.39%) Debian
14 1 (0.39%) Solaris
14 1 (0.39%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (30.31%) ITIL
2 74 (29.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 68 (26.77%) DevOps
4 45 (17.72%) Business Intelligence
5 40 (15.75%) Agile
6 36 (14.17%) Cybersecurity
7 35 (13.78%) Infrastructure Automation
7 35 (13.78%) Test Automation
8 32 (12.60%) Patch Management
9 31 (12.20%) Mobile Device Management
10 30 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
11 29 (11.42%) Business Continuity
11 29 (11.42%) IT Strategy
12 26 (10.24%) Service Management
13 24 (9.45%) Computer Science
14 23 (9.06%) Change Management
14 23 (9.06%) Disaster Recovery
15 22 (8.66%) Service Delivery
16 21 (8.27%) CI/CD
17 20 (7.87%) Ad Operations
Programming Languages
1 40 (15.75%) PowerShell
2 31 (12.20%) SQL
3 21 (8.27%) Python
4 14 (5.51%) Java
5 12 (4.72%) Perl
6 8 (3.15%) Bash
7 7 (2.76%) Shell Script
8 6 (2.36%) Groovy
9 5 (1.97%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.57%) C#
10 4 (1.57%) PHP
11 2 (0.79%) Go
11 2 (0.79%) VBScript
12 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.39%) R
Qualifications
1 30 (11.81%) Degree
2 21 (8.27%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (7.48%) CCNP
4 18 (7.09%) CCNA
5 17 (6.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (5.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (4.72%) MCSE
8 10 (3.94%) NCDA
9 8 (3.15%) Security Cleared
10 7 (2.76%) SC Cleared
11 6 (2.36%) AWS Certification
11 6 (2.36%) CISSP
11 6 (2.36%) DBS Check
11 6 (2.36%) MCSA
12 4 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.79%) CCA
14 2 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.79%) Postgraduate
15 1 (0.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.87%) SLA
2 14 (5.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (4.33%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (2.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 5 (1.97%) QA
6 2 (0.79%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 132 (51.97%) Active Directory
2 98 (38.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (25.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 38 (14.96%) Hyper-V
5 28 (11.02%) Docker
6 26 (10.24%) vSphere
7 11 (4.33%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (2.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 5 (1.97%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.97%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (1.57%) VMware NSX
10 4 (1.57%) XenApp
11 3 (1.18%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 57 (22.44%) Kubernetes
2 40 (15.75%) Terraform
3 38 (14.96%) SCCM
4 21 (8.27%) Microsoft Intune
5 19 (7.48%) WSUS
6 15 (5.91%) Ansible
7 11 (4.33%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (4.33%) Puppet
8 10 (3.94%) Jamf Pro
8 10 (3.94%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (3.54%) cPanel
10 8 (3.15%) Microsoft Clustering
10 8 (3.15%) PaperCut
11 7 (2.76%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (2.36%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 5 (1.97%) SCOM
14 4 (1.57%) Failover Clustering
14 4 (1.57%) Grafana
14 4 (1.57%) Nagios
14 4 (1.57%) VxRail
Vendors
1 149 (58.66%) Microsoft
2 98 (38.58%) VMware
3 54 (21.26%) Cisco
4 25 (9.84%) Citrix
5 21 (8.27%) Veeam
6 20 (7.87%) Google
6 20 (7.87%) Meraki
7 19 (7.48%) Oracle
7 19 (7.48%) SAP
8 15 (5.91%) arcserve
9 13 (5.12%) Apple
9 13 (5.12%) Dell
10 11 (4.33%) NetApp
10 11 (4.33%) Red Hat
11 10 (3.94%) EMC
12 7 (2.76%) McAfee
12 7 (2.76%) SolarWinds
13 6 (2.36%) BMC
13 6 (2.36%) Sophos
14 5 (1.97%) Juniper