Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK > England
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 771 809 731
Rank change year-on-year +38 -78 +117
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 367 370 532
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.22% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 1.58% 1.72% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 234 297 443
England median annual salary £41,500 £42,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.19% -6.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £65,875 £63,750 £73,750
UK median annual salary £41,000 £42,250 £44,000
% change year-on-year -2.96% -3.98% +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 23,223 21,536 22,904
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.87% 12.98% 12.48%
Number of salaries quoted 19,043 18,211 19,529
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £49,019 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.93% +5.88% +6.25%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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
London +32 108 £50,000 +5.26% 17
North of England +75 103 £30,000 -14.29% 14
South East 0 86 £45,000 +20.00% 13
North West +74 74 £22,500 -40.00% 8
East of England +12 36 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Midlands -1 27 £36,000 -11.11% 10
Yorkshire +19 26 £35,000 - 5
South West 0 19 £41,000 +36.67% 6
East Midlands +3 16 £34,867 -17.96% 2
West Midlands -13 11 £36,000 -10.56% 8
North East - 3 £38,750 - 1
Virtual Servers
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 251 (68.39%) Windows
2 238 (64.85%) VMware
2 238 (64.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 206 (56.13%) Active Directory
4 152 (41.42%) Windows Server
5 142 (38.69%) Microsoft
6 129 (35.15%) Firewall
7 100 (27.25%) ITIL
8 96 (26.16%) Cisco
9 95 (25.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 93 (25.34%) SAN
11 92 (25.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 87 (23.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 80 (21.80%) DNS
14 78 (21.25%) Linux
15 69 (18.80%) PowerShell
16 68 (18.53%) vSphere
17 66 (17.98%) Citrix
18 65 (17.71%) Microsoft Azure
19 64 (17.44%) Hyper-V
19 64 (17.44%) LAN
20 63 (17.17%) SCCM
21 62 (16.89%) Office 365
21 62 (16.89%) Data Centre
22 55 (14.99%) WAN
22 55 (14.99%) DHCP
23 54 (14.71%) Change Management
24 52 (14.17%) SQL
25 47 (12.81%) MS Exchange
26 44 (11.99%) 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 47 (12.81%) MS Exchange
2 36 (9.81%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.54%) Apache
3 13 (3.54%) IBM Notes
3 13 (3.54%) Skype for Business
4 12 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (3.27%) IIS
5 9 (2.45%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (2.18%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.82%) nginx
11 2 (0.54%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.54%) Confluence
11 2 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.54%) Site Server
12 1 (0.27%) CMS
12 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 41 (11.17%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.27%) Maya
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.27%) NUKE
3 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.27%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 65 (17.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (16.89%) Office 365
3 38 (10.35%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.63%) Mimecast
6 5 (1.36%) G Suite
7 4 (1.09%) SaaS
8 3 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.82%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.82%) GitHub
9 2 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.54%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.54%) Serverless
10 1 (0.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.27%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.27%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 129 (35.15%) Firewall
2 93 (25.34%) SAN
3 80 (21.80%) DNS
4 64 (17.44%) LAN
5 55 (14.99%) DHCP
5 55 (14.99%) WAN
6 41 (11.17%) TCP/IP
7 36 (9.81%) Wireless
8 29 (7.90%) Internet
9 28 (7.63%) VPN
10 20 (5.45%) NAS
10 20 (5.45%) VLAN
11 17 (4.63%) VoIP
12 16 (4.36%) iSCSI
13 13 (3.54%) Ethernet
13 13 (3.54%) SSL
14 10 (2.72%) Skype
14 10 (2.72%) WLAN
15 9 (2.45%) IP Telephony
16 8 (2.18%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (9.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.91%) MySQL
2 7 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.54%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.54%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.27%) Big Data
7 1 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (6.27%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.82%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.54%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.54%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.54%) gulp
4 2 (0.54%) JIRA
4 2 (0.54%) Protractor
4 2 (0.54%) Selenium
4 2 (0.54%) SonarQube
4 2 (0.54%) Subversion
4 2 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.27%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.27%) MSI
5 1 (0.27%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 41 (11.17%) Finance
2 29 (7.90%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.18%) Banking
4 12 (3.27%) Law
5 11 (3.00%) Advertising
6 6 (1.63%) Legal
7 5 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.36%) Retail
8 2 (0.54%) Back Office
8 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.54%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Automotive
9 1 (0.27%) Billing
9 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 82 (22.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 65 (17.71%) Analyst
3 44 (11.99%) IT Support
4 36 (9.81%) Administrator
5 33 (8.99%) Systems Administrator
6 32 (8.72%) Architect
7 27 (7.36%) IT Engineer
8 26 (7.08%) Infrastructure Architect
9 25 (6.81%) Support Engineer
10 24 (6.54%) IT Technician
10 24 (6.54%) Service Analyst
10 24 (6.54%) Service Desk Analyst
11 23 (6.27%) IT Support Technician
11 23 (6.27%) Server Support
11 23 (6.27%) Support Technician
12 21 (5.72%) Server Analyst
13 20 (5.45%) SAN Support
13 20 (5.45%) Server Support Technician
13 20 (5.45%) Server Technician
14 19 (5.18%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.90%) Middleware
2 13 (3.54%) XML
3 8 (2.18%) XML Messaging
4 6 (1.63%) Node.js
5 5 (1.36%) .NET
5 5 (1.36%) HTML
5 5 (1.36%) JSON
6 4 (1.09%) WinForms
7 2 (0.54%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.54%) COM
7 2 (0.54%) Kafka
7 2 (0.54%) WireMock
8 1 (0.27%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.27%) LDAP
8 1 (0.27%) WAP
8 1 (0.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 62 (16.89%) Data Centre
2 38 (10.35%) Replication
3 22 (5.99%) Public Cloud
3 22 (5.99%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (5.72%) Linux Command Line
4 21 (5.72%) Management Information System
5 16 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (4.09%) Blackberry
6 15 (4.09%) Clustering
7 13 (3.54%) Client/Server
7 13 (3.54%) EMC VNX
7 13 (3.54%) Hedge funds
8 7 (1.91%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.63%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.36%) IVR
10 5 (1.36%) PKI
10 5 (1.36%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.36%) SWIFT
11 4 (1.09%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 251 (68.39%) Windows
2 152 (41.42%) Windows Server
3 95 (25.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 78 (21.25%) Linux
5 44 (11.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (10.90%) Windows 7
7 24 (6.54%) Unix
8 23 (6.27%) Windows 10
9 12 (3.27%) Apple iOS
10 10 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (2.18%) Windows 8
12 7 (1.91%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.09%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.09%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.82%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.54%) Debian
16 2 (0.54%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (27.25%) ITIL
2 92 (25.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 54 (14.71%) Change Management
4 44 (11.99%) DevOps
5 33 (8.99%) Service Management
6 27 (7.36%) Load Balancing
6 27 (7.36%) Problem Management
7 25 (6.81%) Configuration Management
7 25 (6.81%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (6.81%) Server Management
7 25 (6.81%) Storage Management
8 22 (5.99%) Migration
8 22 (5.99%) Test Automation
9 21 (5.72%) Disaster Recovery
9 21 (5.72%) Incident Management
10 20 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (5.45%) Knowledge Management
10 20 (5.45%) Statistics
11 19 (5.18%) Time Management
12 18 (4.90%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 69 (18.80%) PowerShell
2 52 (14.17%) SQL
3 21 (5.72%) Python
4 20 (5.45%) Bash Shell
4 20 (5.45%) JavaScript
5 18 (4.90%) Ruby
6 14 (3.81%) T-SQL
7 12 (3.27%) Java
8 9 (2.45%) VBScript
9 8 (2.18%) VB
10 5 (1.36%) C#
10 5 (1.36%) PHP
11 4 (1.09%) C
12 1 (0.27%) JCL
Qualifications
1 40 (10.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (8.72%) MCSE
2 32 (8.72%) Network+ Certification
3 21 (5.72%) Security Cleared
4 20 (5.45%) SC Cleared
5 19 (5.18%) Degree
6 17 (4.63%) MCSA
7 15 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (4.09%) MCP
8 14 (3.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (3.27%) A+ Certification
9 12 (3.27%) ACDT
9 12 (3.27%) ACHDS
9 12 (3.27%) ACTC
9 12 (3.27%) MCDST
9 12 (3.27%) MCSM
10 11 (3.00%) EMC Certification
11 8 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (2.18%) PMI Certification
11 8 (2.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (9.54%) SLA
2 5 (1.36%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 238 (64.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 206 (56.13%) Active Directory
3 87 (23.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 68 (18.53%) vSphere
5 64 (17.44%) Hyper-V
6 41 (11.17%) Virtual Machines
7 24 (6.54%) Virtual Desktop
8 9 (2.45%) XenApp
9 8 (2.18%) Terminal Services
9 8 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (1.91%) Docker
11 5 (1.36%) Firmware
11 5 (1.36%) VMware Server
12 4 (1.09%) BitLocker
12 4 (1.09%) GPFS
12 4 (1.09%) ProxySG
12 4 (1.09%) VMware NSX
12 4 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (1.09%) XenServer
13 3 (0.82%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 63 (17.17%) SCCM
2 37 (10.08%) SCOM
3 29 (7.90%) vRealize
4 22 (5.99%) Ansible
5 21 (5.72%) vCenter Server
6 20 (5.45%) Puppet
7 18 (4.90%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (4.36%) Terraform
9 13 (3.54%) Cisco CUCM
9 13 (3.54%) EMC VPLEX
9 13 (3.54%) vMotion
10 7 (1.91%) WSUS
11 5 (1.36%) Backup Exec
11 5 (1.36%) IBM BigFix
12 4 (1.09%) Kubernetes
12 4 (1.09%) Tivoli
12 4 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 3 (0.82%) Cisco UCCE
13 3 (0.82%) Cisco UCCX
13 3 (0.82%) Nagios
Vendors
1 238 (64.85%) VMware
2 142 (38.69%) Microsoft
3 96 (26.16%) Cisco
4 66 (17.98%) Citrix
5 43 (11.72%) Fortinet
6 29 (7.90%) CommVault
7 22 (5.99%) F5
7 22 (5.99%) Veeam
8 21 (5.72%) HP
9 20 (5.45%) Huawei
10 19 (5.18%) EMC
11 18 (4.90%) AppDynamics
11 18 (4.90%) BMC
11 18 (4.90%) Splunk
11 18 (4.90%) WorldPay
12 17 (4.63%) Remedy
13 15 (4.09%) Dell
14 14 (3.81%) Oracle
15 13 (3.54%) Apple
15 13 (3.54%) Lotus