Period
to 15 January 2019

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 15 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK > England
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 764 815 734
Rank change year-on-year +51 -81 +86
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 334 343 467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.21% 0.28%
As % of the System Software category 1.51% 1.62% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 252 275 405
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -9.09% +3.53%
10th Percentile £21,250 £26,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £71,750 £63,750 £70,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £43,349
% change year-on-year +12.50% -7.72% +2.00%

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 22,067 21,116 20,370
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.70% 13.08% 12.32%
Number of salaries quoted 18,005 17,729 16,999
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019. 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 +52 138 £50,000 +11.11% 34
North of England +76 87 £30,500 -18.67% 16
South East +26 62 £52,500 +40.00% 13
North West +59 51 £22,500 -52.13% 6
Yorkshire +45 36 £35,000 - 10
Midlands +19 33 £32,233 +10.20% 7
East Midlands +11 18 £26,000 +15.56% 3
West Midlands +17 15 £32,500 +4.84% 3
East of England -1 15 £22,400 -50.22% 4
South West -4 8 £39,750 -6.47% 7
Virtual Servers
UK

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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.

1 207 (61.98%) VMware
1 207 (61.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 186 (55.69%) Windows
3 177 (52.99%) Active Directory
4 132 (39.52%) Windows Server
5 125 (37.43%) Microsoft
6 105 (31.44%) Firewall
7 90 (26.95%) SAN
8 89 (26.65%) Linux
9 88 (26.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 84 (25.15%) Office 365
11 82 (24.55%) Microsoft Azure
12 79 (23.65%) ITIL
13 76 (22.75%) Windows Server 2012
14 63 (18.86%) Data Centre
15 62 (18.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 58 (17.37%) DNS
16 58 (17.37%) LAN
16 58 (17.37%) PowerShell
17 55 (16.47%) SharePoint
18 50 (14.97%) TCP/IP
19 48 (14.37%) Hyper-V
20 47 (14.07%) Amazon AWS
20 47 (14.07%) MS Exchange
20 47 (14.07%) Change Management
21 46 (13.77%) DHCP
21 46 (13.77%) WAN
22 45 (13.47%) Finance
23 44 (13.17%) vSphere
23 44 (13.17%) 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 55 (16.47%) SharePoint
2 47 (14.07%) MS Exchange
3 24 (7.19%) Skype for Business
4 15 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (3.89%) IIS
7 11 (3.29%) IBM Notes
8 10 (2.99%) Confluence
9 9 (2.69%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.20%) Apache
10 4 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.90%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 39 (11.68%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.90%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.30%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.30%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 84 (25.15%) Office 365
2 82 (24.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (14.07%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (3.59%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (2.99%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (2.99%) OneDrive
5 10 (2.99%) SaaS
6 8 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (2.40%) Amazon S3
7 7 (2.10%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (2.10%) Serverless
8 4 (1.20%) G Suite
9 3 (0.90%) IaaS
9 3 (0.90%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.90%) Yammer
10 2 (0.60%) PaaS
11 1 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.30%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 105 (31.44%) Firewall
2 90 (26.95%) SAN
3 58 (17.37%) DNS
3 58 (17.37%) LAN
4 50 (14.97%) TCP/IP
5 46 (13.77%) DHCP
5 46 (13.77%) WAN
6 27 (8.08%) Wireless
7 24 (7.19%) Skype
7 24 (7.19%) VoIP
8 23 (6.89%) Internet
9 19 (5.69%) VLAN
10 15 (4.49%) VPN
11 13 (3.89%) SNMP
12 12 (3.59%) iSCSI
12 12 (3.59%) NetScaler
13 11 (3.29%) Ethernet
14 9 (2.69%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (2.40%) DWDM
15 8 (2.40%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.10%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.50%) Amazon Redshift
4 5 (1.50%) MySQL
5 3 (0.90%) DB2
5 3 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.60%) UniData
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (5.09%) Jenkins
2 12 (3.59%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 10 (2.99%) JIRA
4 6 (1.80%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.90%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.60%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.60%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (13.47%) Finance
2 24 (7.19%) Banking
3 15 (4.49%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.69%) Retail
5 6 (1.80%) Advertising
5 6 (1.80%) Law
5 6 (1.80%) Legal
6 4 (1.20%) Back Office
7 3 (0.90%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.90%) Marketing
8 2 (0.60%) Electronics
9 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.30%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (17.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 45 (13.47%) IT Support
3 40 (11.98%) Administrator
4 33 (9.88%) Architect
4 33 (9.88%) Systems Administrator
5 28 (8.38%) IT Support Technician
5 28 (8.38%) IT Technician
5 28 (8.38%) Server Support
5 28 (8.38%) Support Technician
6 27 (8.08%) Analyst
6 27 (8.08%) SAN Support
6 27 (8.08%) Server Support Technician
6 27 (8.08%) Server Technician
7 26 (7.78%) Systems Engineer
8 24 (7.19%) IT Engineer
9 20 (5.99%) DevOps Engineer
10 17 (5.09%) Infrastructure Architect
11 14 (4.19%) Support Engineer
12 13 (3.89%) Server Analyst
12 13 (3.89%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.40%) Middleware
2 6 (1.80%) XML
2 6 (1.80%) XML Messaging
3 4 (1.20%) .NET
3 4 (1.20%) Node.js
4 3 (0.90%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (0.90%) Hibernate
4 3 (0.90%) Kafka
4 3 (0.90%) LAMP
4 3 (0.90%) Spring
4 3 (0.90%) WinForms
4 3 (0.90%) WSH
5 2 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.30%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.30%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 63 (18.86%) Data Centre
2 31 (9.28%) Management Information System
3 25 (7.49%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (5.99%) Clustering
5 18 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (5.09%) Replication
7 13 (3.89%) Public Cloud
8 11 (3.29%) Blackberry
8 11 (3.29%) Client/Server
9 10 (2.99%) Private Cloud
10 8 (2.40%) e-Learning
10 8 (2.40%) Fintech
10 8 (2.40%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.80%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.50%) IVR
13 4 (1.20%) EPoS
13 4 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (1.20%) PKI
13 4 (1.20%) Smart Energy
14 3 (0.90%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 186 (55.69%) Windows
2 132 (39.52%) Windows Server
3 89 (26.65%) Linux
4 76 (22.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (9.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (6.89%) Windows 7
7 19 (5.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (4.79%) Windows 10
9 11 (3.29%) Apple iOS
10 7 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (1.50%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.20%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.90%) Unix
13 3 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.90%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.90%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.30%) CentOS
14 1 (0.30%) Debian
14 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (23.65%) ITIL
2 62 (18.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 47 (14.07%) Change Management
4 44 (13.17%) DevOps
5 40 (11.98%) Server Management
6 24 (7.19%) Problem Management
6 24 (7.19%) Service Management
7 22 (6.59%) Problem-Solving
8 21 (6.29%) ITIL V3
9 20 (5.99%) Mentoring
10 18 (5.39%) Patch Management
10 18 (5.39%) Performance Management
10 18 (5.39%) Process Improvement
10 18 (5.39%) Service Delivery
11 17 (5.09%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (5.09%) Disaster Recovery
12 16 (4.79%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (4.79%) Incident Management
13 15 (4.49%) Identity Management
13 15 (4.49%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 58 (17.37%) PowerShell
2 40 (11.98%) SQL
3 18 (5.39%) Java
4 12 (3.59%) Python
4 12 (3.59%) VBScript
5 8 (2.40%) C#
6 7 (2.10%) C++
6 7 (2.10%) Perl
6 7 (2.10%) Ruby
6 7 (2.10%) VB
7 6 (1.80%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.20%) C
8 4 (1.20%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.90%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 32 (9.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (7.78%) MCSE
3 25 (7.49%) Security Cleared
4 23 (6.89%) Network+ Certification
5 22 (6.59%) SC Cleared
6 19 (5.69%) MCSA
7 18 (5.39%) Degree
8 11 (3.29%) A+ Certification
8 11 (3.29%) ACDT
8 11 (3.29%) ACHDS
8 11 (3.29%) ACTC
8 11 (3.29%) MCDST
8 11 (3.29%) MCP
8 11 (3.29%) MCSM
9 9 (2.69%) CCNA
9 9 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (2.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.50%) PMI Certification
10 5 (1.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.89%) SLA
2 8 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.80%) GDPR
3 6 (1.80%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.30%) ISO 15022
5 1 (0.30%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 207 (61.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 177 (52.99%) Active Directory
3 88 (26.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 48 (14.37%) Hyper-V
5 44 (13.17%) vSphere
6 34 (10.18%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (3.29%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (2.10%) XenApp
9 6 (1.80%) Docker
10 5 (1.50%) Firmware
11 4 (1.20%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.90%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.90%) GlusterFS
12 3 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.60%) GPFS
13 2 (0.60%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.30%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.30%) Gluster
14 1 (0.30%) UAG
Systems Management
1 39 (11.68%) SCCM
2 29 (8.68%) SCOM
3 13 (3.89%) Ansible
4 12 (3.59%) McAfee ePO
5 11 (3.29%) Puppet
5 11 (3.29%) WSUS
6 8 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (2.40%) Tivoli
7 7 (2.10%) Kibana
8 6 (1.80%) Kubernetes
8 6 (1.80%) Terraform
8 6 (1.80%) vCenter Server
9 5 (1.50%) Backup Exec
9 5 (1.50%) NetBackup
10 4 (1.20%) vMotion
10 4 (1.20%) vRealize
11 3 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.90%) Packer
Vendors
1 207 (61.98%) VMware
2 125 (37.43%) Microsoft
3 39 (11.68%) Cisco
4 32 (9.58%) Citrix
5 22 (6.59%) Palo Alto
6 19 (5.69%) EMC
7 17 (5.09%) Google
7 17 (5.09%) HP
7 17 (5.09%) Red Hat
8 16 (4.79%) Fortinet
9 15 (4.49%) Oracle
9 15 (4.49%) Remedy
10 14 (4.19%) McAfee
11 12 (3.59%) Apple
11 12 (3.59%) Hitachi
11 12 (3.59%) Huawei
12 11 (3.29%) Dell
12 11 (3.29%) Lotus
12 11 (3.29%) Veeam
13 9 (2.69%) LogRhythm