Period
to 23 January 2021

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 23 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 569 710 764
Rank change year-on-year +141 +54 +79
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 152 301 339
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 1.42% 1.50% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 125 239 269
Median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% -7.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,850 £63,750 £76,250
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -11.11% +9.76%

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 10,724 20,071 22,179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.63% 17.26% 15.72%
Number of salaries quoted 9,053 16,678 18,307
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

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 23 January 2021.

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 23 January 2021. 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 +123 57 £49,000 - 6
North of England +76 34 £32,500 -10.34% 11
Midlands +38 24 £40,000 +23.08% 4
London +147 23 £53,750 -4.02% 4
West Midlands +38 21 £40,000 +14.29% 3
North East +19 16 £31,398 -25.24% 2
Yorkshire +47 11 £36,250 +31.82% 2
East of England +81 7 £35,000 +29.63% 4
South West +76 7 £30,250 -28.82% 4
North West +71 7 £44,250 +11.53% 7
East Midlands +60 3 £52,500 +81.03% 1
Virtual Servers
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2021, 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.

1 113 (74.34%) VMware
1 113 (74.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 109 (71.71%) Windows
3 100 (65.79%) Active Directory
4 91 (59.87%) Microsoft
5 72 (47.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 66 (43.42%) DNS
7 64 (42.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 61 (40.13%) Azure
9 60 (39.47%) Windows Server
10 57 (37.50%) Firewall
11 55 (36.18%) DHCP
11 55 (36.18%) ITIL
12 53 (34.87%) Linux
13 50 (32.89%) Windows Server 2016
14 45 (29.61%) Office 365
15 44 (28.95%) Windows Server 2012
16 42 (27.63%) VMware ESXi
17 40 (26.32%) MS Exchange
18 39 (25.66%) Cisco
18 39 (25.66%) Hyper-V
19 38 (25.00%) SAN
20 34 (22.37%) Service Management
20 34 (22.37%) Data Centre
20 34 (22.37%) vSphere
21 33 (21.71%) Microsoft Certification
22 32 (21.05%) Citrix
22 32 (21.05%) Windows 10
23 31 (20.39%) SC Cleared
23 31 (20.39%) Security Cleared

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 40 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 24 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (8.55%) SharePoint
5 12 (7.89%) IIS
6 6 (3.95%) Skype for Business
7 5 (3.29%) Apache
8 4 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.66%) nginx
9 1 (0.66%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (16.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (7.24%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 61 (40.13%) Azure
2 45 (29.61%) Office 365
3 30 (19.74%) AWS
4 12 (7.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (7.24%) OpenShift
6 4 (2.63%) SaaS
7 3 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.32%) IaaS
8 2 (1.32%) Mimecast
8 2 (1.32%) PaaS
9 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.66%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.66%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.66%) Logic Apps
9 1 (0.66%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.66%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.66%) Route 53
9 1 (0.66%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 66 (43.42%) DNS
2 57 (37.50%) Firewall
3 55 (36.18%) DHCP
4 38 (25.00%) SAN
5 29 (19.08%) WAN
6 25 (16.45%) LAN
7 24 (15.79%) TCP/IP
8 22 (14.47%) VSAN
9 21 (13.82%) NAS
10 20 (13.16%) VPN
11 11 (7.24%) VLAN
11 11 (7.24%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (6.58%) Remote Desktop
12 10 (6.58%) SSL
13 6 (3.95%) Skype
13 6 (3.95%) VoIP
13 6 (3.95%) Wireless
14 5 (3.29%) BIG-IP
14 5 (3.29%) HTTP
14 5 (3.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.61%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.97%) MySQL
3 1 (0.66%) Power BI
3 1 (0.66%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (1.97%) JIRA
2 1 (0.66%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (11.84%) Telecoms
2 15 (9.87%) Finance
3 6 (3.95%) Banking
4 5 (3.29%) Back Office
4 5 (3.29%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.66%) Front Office
5 1 (0.66%) Games
5 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.66%) Police
5 1 (0.66%) Retail
Job Titles
1 59 (38.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 39 (25.66%) IT Engineer
3 24 (15.79%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (9.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 12 (7.89%) Support Engineer
5 12 (7.89%) Systems Engineer
6 11 (7.24%) Platform Engineer
6 11 (7.24%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (5.92%) IT Support
7 9 (5.92%) Server Engineer
7 9 (5.92%) Storage Engineer
8 7 (4.61%) AWS Engineer
8 7 (4.61%) Design Engineer
8 7 (4.61%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
8 7 (4.61%) Infrastructure Manager
8 7 (4.61%) IT Support Engineer
8 7 (4.61%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (4.61%) VMware Engineer
8 7 (4.61%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (3.95%) Senior Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.89%) LDAP
2 4 (2.63%) .NET
2 4 (2.63%) XML
2 4 (2.63%) XML Messaging
3 2 (1.32%) PyQt
3 2 (1.32%) Web Services
4 1 (0.66%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 34 (22.37%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (3.29%) Replication
5 4 (2.63%) Clustering
5 4 (2.63%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.97%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.97%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.97%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.97%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.32%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.32%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.66%) PKI
8 1 (0.66%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 109 (71.71%) Windows
2 60 (39.47%) Windows Server
3 53 (34.87%) Linux
4 50 (32.89%) Windows Server 2016
5 44 (28.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (21.05%) Windows 10
7 26 (17.11%) Windows Server 2019
8 21 (13.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (6.58%) Windows 7
11 5 (3.29%) CentOS
12 4 (2.63%) Debian
13 2 (1.32%) Android
13 2 (1.32%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (42.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 55 (36.18%) ITIL
3 34 (22.37%) Service Management
4 24 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
5 22 (14.47%) IT Strategy
5 22 (14.47%) ITIL V3
5 22 (14.47%) Project Management
6 16 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
7 15 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (9.21%) Load Balancing
9 12 (7.89%) Change Control
9 12 (7.89%) Configuration Management
10 11 (7.24%) Converged Infrastructure
10 11 (7.24%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 11 (7.24%) eTOM
10 11 (7.24%) Network Virtualisation
10 11 (7.24%) Requirements Gathering
10 11 (7.24%) Virtual Environments
11 10 (6.58%) DevOps
11 10 (6.58%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 30 (19.74%) SQL
2 23 (15.13%) PowerShell
3 8 (5.26%) Python
4 6 (3.95%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.97%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.97%) C#
6 2 (1.32%) C
6 2 (1.32%) Embedded C
6 2 (1.32%) Java
7 1 (0.66%) Elixir
7 1 (0.66%) Perl
7 1 (0.66%) Ruby
7 1 (0.66%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.66%) VB
7 1 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (21.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (20.39%) SC Cleared
2 31 (20.39%) Security Cleared
3 28 (18.42%) MCSE
4 25 (16.45%) MCSA
5 24 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (7.24%) CCNP
6 11 (7.24%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (7.24%) MCP
6 11 (7.24%) VCP6
7 10 (6.58%) Degree
8 2 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.32%) MCITP
9 1 (0.66%) CCA
9 1 (0.66%) CEH
9 1 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.66%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.66%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.84%) SLA
2 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 113 (74.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 100 (65.79%) Active Directory
3 72 (47.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 42 (27.63%) VMware ESXi
5 39 (25.66%) Hyper-V
6 34 (22.37%) vSphere
7 27 (17.76%) VMware NSX
8 17 (11.18%) XenApp
9 14 (9.21%) XenDesktop
10 8 (5.26%) VMware Server
11 7 (4.61%) Terminal Services
12 4 (2.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (1.97%) Firmware
14 2 (1.32%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.66%) DFS Replication
15 1 (0.66%) Docker
15 1 (0.66%) NFS
15 1 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.66%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (18.42%) SCCM
2 19 (12.50%) Ansible
3 14 (9.21%) SCOM
3 14 (9.21%) WSUS
4 12 (7.89%) Kubernetes
4 12 (7.89%) vRealize
5 11 (7.24%) HAProxy
6 9 (5.92%) Backup Exec
6 9 (5.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 9 (5.92%) NetBackup
7 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (2.63%) FortiGate
8 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (2.63%) NetVault Backup
9 3 (1.97%) HP ALM
10 2 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (1.32%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.66%) Nessus
11 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 113 (74.34%) VMware
2 91 (59.87%) Microsoft
3 39 (25.66%) Cisco
4 32 (21.05%) Citrix
5 29 (19.08%) Dell
6 27 (17.76%) Red Hat
7 17 (11.18%) F5
8 14 (9.21%) EMC
8 14 (9.21%) NetApp
9 13 (8.55%) SonicWALL
10 12 (7.89%) Oracle
11 11 (7.24%) IBM
11 11 (7.24%) Infoblox
11 11 (7.24%) Ivanti
11 11 (7.24%) Remedy
11 11 (7.24%) ServiceNow
12 9 (5.92%) Sophos
12 9 (5.92%) Veeam
13 8 (5.26%) Avaya
14 6 (3.95%) HP