Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 730 793 814
Rank change year-on-year +63 +21 -75
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 310 361 366
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 1.41% 1.57% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 272 230 302
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.84% -9.44%
10th Percentile £25,500 £21,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,750 £63,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year +6.25% -0.62% -8.52%

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 21,940 22,966 21,486
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.45% 15.07% 13.14%
Number of salaries quoted 18,162 18,813 18,199
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £75,000
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 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 20 October 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 20 October 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
South East +38 79 £50,000 +2.04% 20
Midlands +68 65 £36,250 +11.54% 19
London +43 65 £65,000 +31.98% 19
North of England -11 64 £35,000 +33.33% 7
West Midlands +70 54 £42,500 +23.19% 9
Yorkshire +13 36 £33,500 -3.60% 4
East of England +78 28 £27,000 -10.00% 7
North West -10 26 £44,815 +99.18% 3
East Midlands +20 11 £32,500 +11.62% 10
South West +12 9 £42,500 +0.59% 7
North East +17 2 £34,327 -11.42%
Virtual Servers
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 217 (70.00%) Windows
2 189 (60.97%) VMware
2 189 (60.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 172 (55.48%) Active Directory
4 136 (43.87%) Microsoft
5 121 (39.03%) Office 365
6 112 (36.13%) Windows Server
7 110 (35.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 110 (35.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 87 (28.06%) Hyper-V
9 85 (27.42%) DNS
10 79 (25.48%) SCCM
11 77 (24.84%) MS Exchange
12 72 (23.23%) DHCP
13 71 (22.90%) Azure
14 68 (21.94%) Data Centre
14 68 (21.94%) SAN
15 66 (21.29%) Firewall
16 65 (20.97%) ITIL
17 64 (20.65%) Problem-Solving
18 63 (20.32%) Cisco
19 61 (19.68%) WAN
20 55 (17.74%) Linux
21 54 (17.42%) Citrix
22 51 (16.45%) LAN
23 47 (15.16%) Finance
24 46 (14.84%) SQL
24 46 (14.84%) PowerShell
25 41 (13.23%) Degree
26 40 (12.90%) SQL Server

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 77 (24.84%) MS Exchange
2 30 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 25 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (4.52%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (3.23%) Skype for Business
7 8 (2.58%) IIS
8 5 (1.61%) SAS
9 3 (0.97%) Apache
9 3 (0.97%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.65%) nginx
10 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.32%) Anypoint
11 1 (0.32%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.32%) Confluence
11 1 (0.32%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.32%) JCAPS
11 1 (0.32%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 34 (10.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.90%) Workfront
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 121 (39.03%) Office 365
2 71 (22.90%) Azure
3 25 (8.06%) SaaS
4 20 (6.45%) AWS
5 17 (5.48%) IaaS
6 14 (4.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (3.23%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (2.90%) PaaS
8 9 (2.90%) Power Platform
8 9 (2.90%) PowerApps
9 7 (2.26%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.97%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.97%) NuGet
11 2 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.65%) GCP
11 2 (0.65%) npm
12 1 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.32%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 85 (27.42%) DNS
2 72 (23.23%) DHCP
3 68 (21.94%) SAN
4 66 (21.29%) Firewall
5 61 (19.68%) WAN
6 51 (16.45%) LAN
7 37 (11.94%) TCP/IP
8 29 (9.35%) Wireless
9 27 (8.71%) Network Security
10 25 (8.06%) VPN
11 23 (7.42%) NAS
12 20 (6.45%) VLAN
13 19 (6.13%) Wi-Fi
14 15 (4.84%) Unified Communications
15 13 (4.19%) MPLS
15 13 (4.19%) NetScaler
16 11 (3.55%) iSCSI
17 10 (3.23%) VoIP
18 9 (2.90%) SMS
19 8 (2.58%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (1.94%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (1.29%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.29%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.65%) MySQL
5 1 (0.32%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.32%) Apache Zeppelin
5 1 (0.32%) Big Data
5 1 (0.32%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.32%) DB2
5 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.32%) Impala
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.32%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 9 (2.90%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (1.29%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.97%) JIRA
3 3 (0.97%) MSI
4 2 (0.65%) Bower
4 2 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 47 (15.16%) Finance
2 32 (10.32%) Retail
3 31 (10.00%) Legal
4 22 (7.10%) Telecoms
5 14 (4.52%) Public Sector
6 10 (3.23%) Military
7 8 (2.58%) Banking
7 8 (2.58%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.61%) Advertising
9 4 (1.29%) Fire and Rescue
9 4 (1.29%) Law
10 2 (0.65%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 94 (30.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 42 (13.55%) IT Engineer
3 40 (12.90%) Architect
4 36 (11.61%) Support Engineer
5 35 (11.29%) IT Support
6 29 (9.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 28 (9.03%) Systems Engineer
8 27 (8.71%) IT Support Engineer
9 25 (8.06%) Citrix Engineer
10 24 (7.74%) Solutions Architect
11 22 (7.10%) Analyst
12 21 (6.77%) Senior Citrix Engineer
13 19 (6.13%) IT Architect
14 16 (5.16%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 16 (5.16%) Network Engineer
14 16 (5.16%) VMware Engineer
15 15 (4.84%) Administrator
15 15 (4.84%) Server Engineer
16 14 (4.52%) 3rd Line Support
17 13 (4.19%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.29%) Middleware
2 3 (0.97%) Software Packaging
3 2 (0.65%) .NET
3 2 (0.65%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.65%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (0.65%) JSON
3 2 (0.65%) Kafka
3 2 (0.65%) Spring
3 2 (0.65%) Web Services
4 1 (0.32%) Apache NiFi
4 1 (0.32%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.32%) LAMP
4 1 (0.32%) Play Framework
4 1 (0.32%) XML
4 1 (0.32%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 68 (21.94%) Data Centre
2 20 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.19%) CCTV
3 13 (4.19%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.87%) Driving Licence
5 10 (3.23%) User Experience
6 9 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.58%) Clustering
7 8 (2.58%) Hedge funds
7 8 (2.58%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (2.58%) Public Cloud
7 8 (2.58%) Replication
7 8 (2.58%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.94%) NHS
8 6 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.61%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.29%) e-Learning
10 4 (1.29%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.29%) PKI
10 4 (1.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 217 (70.00%) Windows
2 112 (36.13%) Windows Server
3 55 (17.74%) Linux
4 32 (10.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (10.00%) Windows 10
6 25 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.58%) Mac OS
7 8 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (2.58%) Windows 7
8 7 (2.26%) Android
8 7 (2.26%) Unix
8 7 (2.26%) Windows 8
8 7 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.61%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.29%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.29%) CentOS
11 3 (0.97%) VMS
12 2 (0.65%) Solaris
12 2 (0.65%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.32%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (35.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 65 (20.97%) ITIL
3 64 (20.65%) Problem-Solving
4 39 (12.58%) Project Management
5 33 (10.65%) Disaster Recovery
6 32 (10.32%) Architectural Design
7 30 (9.68%) Change Management
8 29 (9.35%) Service Management
9 28 (9.03%) Migration
10 27 (8.71%) Patch Management
11 25 (8.06%) Technical Architecture
12 24 (7.74%) Business Analysis
12 24 (7.74%) Computer Science
12 24 (7.74%) Data Integration
12 24 (7.74%) Data Protection
12 24 (7.74%) Data Security
12 24 (7.74%) Enterprise Modelling
12 24 (7.74%) Line Management
12 24 (7.74%) Network Architecture
12 24 (7.74%) UML
Programming Languages
1 46 (14.84%) PowerShell
1 46 (14.84%) SQL
2 7 (2.26%) Python
3 2 (0.65%) Java
3 2 (0.65%) PHP
4 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.32%) C++
4 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.32%) R
4 1 (0.32%) Scala
4 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (13.23%) Degree
2 40 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (8.06%) CCNA
3 25 (8.06%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (8.06%) MCSA
4 23 (7.42%) MCSE
4 23 (7.42%) Security Cleared
5 15 (4.84%) CCNP
6 13 (4.19%) DV Cleared
7 12 (3.87%) CCA
7 12 (3.87%) Citrix Certification
7 12 (3.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (2.58%) CCDA
8 8 (2.58%) SC Cleared
9 6 (1.94%) MCP
10 3 (0.97%) Avaya Certification
10 3 (0.97%) CCENT
10 3 (0.97%) CCIE
10 3 (0.97%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.55%) SLA
2 8 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.32%) GDPR
4 1 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 189 (60.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 172 (55.48%) Active Directory
3 110 (35.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 87 (28.06%) Hyper-V
5 31 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (10.00%) XenDesktop
6 28 (9.03%) XenApp
7 14 (4.52%) Firmware
8 12 (3.87%) vSphere
9 11 (3.55%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (2.90%) VMware NSX
11 6 (1.94%) Docker
12 5 (1.61%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.97%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 3 (0.97%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.32%) NFS
Systems Management
1 79 (25.48%) SCCM
2 30 (9.68%) WSUS
3 20 (6.45%) SCOM
4 17 (5.48%) Backup Exec
4 17 (5.48%) NetBackup
5 11 (3.55%) Norton AntiVirus
6 10 (3.23%) Puppet
7 9 (2.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 8 (2.58%) vCenter Server
9 6 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.61%) Packer
10 5 (1.61%) Terraform
11 4 (1.29%) Ansible
11 4 (1.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 4 (1.29%) vMotion
11 4 (1.29%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.97%) Nessus
12 3 (0.97%) RSA Archer
12 3 (0.97%) Tivoli
13 2 (0.65%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 189 (60.97%) VMware
2 136 (43.87%) Microsoft
3 63 (20.32%) Cisco
4 54 (17.42%) Citrix
5 30 (9.68%) Veeam
6 26 (8.39%) HP
7 22 (7.10%) Dell
8 17 (5.48%) NetApp
8 17 (5.48%) Qualys
9 16 (5.16%) Oracle
10 15 (4.84%) Meraki
10 15 (4.84%) Symantec
11 13 (4.19%) EMC
11 13 (4.19%) SolarWinds
12 12 (3.87%) 3PAR
12 12 (3.87%) Huawei
12 12 (3.87%) McAfee
13 11 (3.55%) Forcepoint
13 11 (3.55%) ServiceNow
14 10 (3.23%) PlateSpin