Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 813 587 737
Rank change year-on-year -226 +150 +43
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 196 155 293
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 0.97% 1.44% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 185 105 220
10th Percentile £26,650 £28,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% - -11.11%
75th Percentile £55,000 £51,000 £53,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £63,875
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% -12.22%

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 20,124 10,735 19,946
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.94% 18.68% 17.26%
Number of salaries quoted 13,847 9,152 16,577
10th Percentile £28,000 £29,750 £25,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £38,750 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 25 January 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 25 January 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 -181 58 £50,000 -6.98% 13
South East -122 56 £39,000 -20.41% 6
Midlands -95 25 £42,500 +6.25% 8
West Midlands -77 20 £42,500 +6.25% 4
North of England -135 19 £47,500 +46.15% 20
East of England -79 18 £38,750 +10.71% 7
Yorkshire -72 12 £36,794 +13.21% 6
South West -43 10 £27,500 -9.09% 3
North West -94 6 £60,000 +35.59% 13
East Midlands -60 5 £39,694 -24.39% 4
North East -43 1 £47,500 +51.28% 1
Virtual Servers
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 134 (68.37%) Windows
2 104 (53.06%) VMware
2 104 (53.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (50.51%) Active Directory
4 93 (47.45%) Azure
5 92 (46.94%) Microsoft
6 89 (45.41%) Windows Server
7 88 (44.90%) Microsoft 365
8 70 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 60 (30.61%) Firewall
10 59 (30.10%) Linux
11 53 (27.04%) Data Centre
12 52 (26.53%) AWS
12 52 (26.53%) Social Skills
13 51 (26.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 49 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
15 47 (23.98%) ITIL
16 46 (23.47%) SQL
17 44 (22.45%) Hyper-V
18 38 (19.39%) MS Exchange
19 36 (18.37%) Microsoft Office
20 33 (16.84%) DNS
20 33 (16.84%) Terraform
21 32 (16.33%) SQL Server
21 32 (16.33%) Finance
22 30 (15.31%) SCCM
22 30 (15.31%) SAN
23 29 (14.80%) Citrix
23 29 (14.80%) Wireless
24 28 (14.29%) VPN

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 38 (19.39%) MS Exchange
2 17 (8.67%) IIS
3 11 (5.61%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.57%) Apache
5 4 (2.04%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.02%) WordPress
8 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.51%) CMS
8 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 36 (18.37%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (5.10%) Workfront
2 4 (2.04%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (1.53%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 93 (47.45%) Azure
2 88 (44.90%) Microsoft 365
3 52 (26.53%) AWS
4 20 (10.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (8.16%) SaaS
6 14 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (5.61%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (5.61%) Amazon ECS
7 11 (5.61%) Amazon S3
7 11 (5.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 10 (5.10%) Dynamics 365
8 10 (5.10%) GitHub
8 10 (5.10%) IaaS
9 8 (4.08%) PaaS
10 6 (3.06%) Azure Storage
10 6 (3.06%) Mimecast
10 6 (3.06%) OneDrive
11 5 (2.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (2.55%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (2.55%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 60 (30.61%) Firewall
2 33 (16.84%) DNS
3 30 (15.31%) SAN
4 29 (14.80%) Wireless
5 28 (14.29%) VPN
6 27 (13.78%) DHCP
7 26 (13.27%) TCP/IP
8 19 (9.69%) NAS
9 16 (8.16%) VLAN
10 11 (5.61%) WAN
11 9 (4.59%) Network Security
12 8 (4.08%) Skype
12 8 (4.08%) VoIP
13 6 (3.06%) LAN
13 6 (3.06%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (2.55%) SSL
15 3 (1.53%) Ethernet
15 3 (1.53%) Internet
15 3 (1.53%) IPv4
15 3 (1.53%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.08%) MySQL
2 8 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (3.06%) MarkLogic
3 6 (3.06%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.06%) UniData
4 5 (2.55%) Amazon Aurora
4 5 (2.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.55%) Redis
5 3 (1.53%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.51%) GIS
7 1 (0.51%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.51%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 11 (5.61%) Jenkins
2 10 (5.10%) GitLab
3 9 (4.59%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.06%) TeamCity
5 5 (2.55%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (1.53%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 52 (26.53%) Social Skills
2 32 (16.33%) Finance
3 13 (6.63%) Manufacturing
4 12 (6.12%) Marketing
4 12 (6.12%) Public Sector
4 12 (6.12%) Telecoms
5 10 (5.10%) Electronics
6 4 (2.04%) Law
6 4 (2.04%) Retail
7 3 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.53%) Banking
7 3 (1.53%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 3 (1.53%) Legal
7 3 (1.53%) Organisational Skills
8 2 (1.02%) Advertising
8 2 (1.02%) Automotive
8 2 (1.02%) Back Office
8 2 (1.02%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.02%) Publishing
9 1 (0.51%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 57 (29.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 42 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 31 (15.82%) IT Engineer
4 24 (12.24%) Cloud Engineer
5 23 (11.73%) DevOps Engineer
6 19 (9.69%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (8.67%) IT Technician
8 16 (8.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 15 (7.65%) IT Support
10 12 (6.12%) Systems Engineer
11 11 (5.61%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (5.10%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (5.10%) Infrastructure Support
12 10 (5.10%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 9 (4.59%) Administrator
13 9 (4.59%) Azure Engineer
14 8 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
14 8 (4.08%) Network Engineer
14 8 (4.08%) Network Support
14 8 (4.08%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.61%) Web Services
2 6 (3.06%) React
3 3 (1.53%) Play Framework
4 2 (1.02%) .NET
4 2 (1.02%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.02%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (1.02%) CSS
4 2 (1.02%) HTML
4 2 (1.02%) jQuery
5 1 (0.51%) LDAP
5 1 (0.51%) Middleware
5 1 (0.51%) Node.js
5 1 (0.51%) OpenLayers
5 1 (0.51%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.51%) XML
5 1 (0.51%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 53 (27.04%) Data Centre
2 22 (11.22%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (6.63%) Replication
4 5 (2.55%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.04%) CMDB
5 4 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.53%) CCTV
6 3 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.53%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.53%) User Experience
7 2 (1.02%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.02%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.51%) Clustering
8 1 (0.51%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.51%) iPad
8 1 (0.51%) iPhone
8 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.51%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.51%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 134 (68.37%) Windows
2 89 (45.41%) Windows Server
3 59 (30.10%) Linux
4 26 (13.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (11.22%) Windows 10
6 14 (7.14%) Unix
7 9 (4.59%) Windows Server 2016
7 9 (4.59%) Windows Server 2019
8 8 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.04%) CentOS
10 3 (1.53%) Android
10 3 (1.53%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.02%) Solaris
11 2 (1.02%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.02%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.02%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.51%) Debian
12 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 49 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 47 (23.98%) ITIL
4 27 (13.78%) DevOps
5 26 (13.27%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (12.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (11.22%) Project Management
8 20 (10.20%) Configuration Management
8 20 (10.20%) Data Security
9 18 (9.18%) Cybersecurity
10 17 (8.67%) Change Control
10 17 (8.67%) Test Automation
11 16 (8.16%) Analytics
11 16 (8.16%) Business Continuity
12 15 (7.65%) Data Analytics
12 15 (7.65%) Service Delivery
13 14 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
13 14 (7.14%) Risk Management
13 14 (7.14%) Service Management
14 13 (6.63%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (23.47%) SQL
2 20 (10.20%) PowerShell
3 16 (8.16%) Python
4 9 (4.59%) Bash
5 6 (3.06%) PHP
6 5 (2.55%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.04%) Java
8 3 (1.53%) Groovy
8 3 (1.53%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.02%) C#
9 2 (1.02%) Perl
9 2 (1.02%) Ruby
10 1 (0.51%) AWK
10 1 (0.51%) sed
Qualifications
1 16 (8.16%) Degree
1 16 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (7.14%) MCSA
3 13 (6.63%) DBS Check
4 12 (6.12%) MCSE
5 7 (3.57%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.55%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.53%) AWS Certification
8 3 (1.53%) HND
8 3 (1.53%) TOGAF Certification
8 3 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.51%) CCNA
10 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.51%) CISSP
10 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.51%) MCITP
10 1 (0.51%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.67%) SLA
2 14 (7.14%) Cyber Essentials
3 8 (4.08%) Accessibility
3 8 (4.08%) GDPR
3 8 (4.08%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.51%) NIST
5 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 104 (53.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 99 (50.51%) Active Directory
3 51 (26.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 44 (22.45%) Hyper-V
5 14 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (6.63%) VMware Workstation
7 11 (5.61%) Docker
7 11 (5.61%) Virtual Desktop
7 11 (5.61%) vSphere
8 10 (5.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 9 (4.59%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.02%) Firmware
11 1 (0.51%) NFS
11 1 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (16.84%) Terraform
2 30 (15.31%) SCCM
3 24 (12.24%) Microsoft Intune
4 23 (11.73%) Kubernetes
5 14 (7.14%) WSUS
6 12 (6.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 11 (5.61%) NetBackup
8 10 (5.10%) Backup Exec
8 10 (5.10%) Puppet
9 8 (4.08%) SCOM
10 6 (3.06%) Ansible
11 5 (2.55%) Failover Clustering
11 5 (2.55%) vCenter Server
12 4 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (1.53%) Jamf Pro
13 3 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
14 2 (1.02%) cPanel
14 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
14 2 (1.02%) PowerCLI
15 1 (0.51%) vRealize
Vendors
1 104 (53.06%) VMware
2 92 (46.94%) Microsoft
3 29 (14.80%) Citrix
4 18 (9.18%) Cisco
5 16 (8.16%) Veeam
6 13 (6.63%) Dell
6 13 (6.63%) NetApp
7 11 (5.61%) Dell Compellent
7 11 (5.61%) Meraki
8 10 (5.10%) Ivanti
8 10 (5.10%) Remedy
8 10 (5.10%) SAP
8 10 (5.10%) ServiceNow
9 9 (4.59%) Bloomberg
10 8 (4.08%) Red Hat
11 7 (3.57%) EMC
12 6 (3.06%) LexisNexis
12 6 (3.06%) Oracle
13 5 (2.55%) arcserve
13 5 (2.55%) EqualLogic