Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK > England
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 768 625 756
Rank change year-on-year -143 +131 +64
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 174 149 350
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 0.91% 1.31% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 139 131 301
10th Percentile £29,450 £29,000 £30,199
25th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.18% - -
75th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £55,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £65,000 £69,000
UK median annual salary £42,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.45% +2.35% +1.19%

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 19,106 11,397 23,081
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.00% 18.04% 17.35%
Number of salaries quoted 13,556 9,577 19,262
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,000 £26,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +2.04%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
London -128 63 £60,000 - 20
North of England -53 30 £36,089 -5.03% 10
South East -89 29 £39,500 -3.66% 13
Midlands -76 20 £35,000 -23.91% 3
East of England -38 18 £37,500 +25.00% 7
East Midlands -33 16 £35,000 -30.00% 1
North West -30 15 £35,352 -43.44% 3
Yorkshire -66 10 £52,500 +38.16% 7
South West -77 10 £43,000 +30.30% 2
North East -18 5 £42,500 +10.39%
West Midlands -94 4 £37,500 -16.67% 2
Virtual Servers
UK

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (64.94%) Windows
2 106 (60.92%) VMware
2 106 (60.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (60.34%) Microsoft
4 86 (49.43%) Windows Server
5 80 (45.98%) Active Directory
6 67 (38.51%) Azure
7 62 (35.63%) Linux
8 60 (34.48%) Microsoft 365
9 57 (32.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 56 (32.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 45 (25.86%) Firewall
12 44 (25.29%) Cisco
13 41 (23.56%) DNS
13 41 (23.56%) Finance
14 40 (22.99%) AWS
15 36 (20.69%) PowerShell
16 32 (18.39%) TCP/IP
16 32 (18.39%) MS Exchange
17 31 (17.82%) Windows Server 2012
17 31 (17.82%) Problem-Solving
18 30 (17.24%) WAN
18 30 (17.24%) DHCP
18 30 (17.24%) VPN
18 30 (17.24%) Citrix
19 28 (16.09%) LAN
20 27 (15.52%) Social Skills
21 26 (14.94%) SQL Server
21 26 (14.94%) Banking
21 26 (14.94%) Ansible

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 32 (18.39%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.20%) SharePoint
3 13 (7.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (6.32%) Apache
4 11 (6.32%) IIS
5 10 (5.75%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.30%) Apache Spark
6 4 (2.30%) GemFire
6 4 (2.30%) nginx
6 4 (2.30%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.15%) CMS
7 2 (1.15%) JBoss
7 2 (1.15%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (9.20%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.30%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.72%) Sage 200
3 2 (1.15%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 67 (38.51%) Azure
2 60 (34.48%) Microsoft 365
3 40 (22.99%) AWS
4 14 (8.05%) GitHub
5 13 (7.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (5.17%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (4.02%) OpenShift
8 6 (3.45%) Google Play
9 4 (2.30%) IaaS
9 4 (2.30%) Route 53
9 4 (2.30%) Serverless
10 2 (1.15%) Cloudflare
10 2 (1.15%) GCP
10 2 (1.15%) Google Analytics
10 2 (1.15%) Google Tag Manager
10 2 (1.15%) NuGet
11 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.57%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (25.86%) Firewall
2 41 (23.56%) DNS
3 32 (18.39%) TCP/IP
4 30 (17.24%) DHCP
4 30 (17.24%) VPN
4 30 (17.24%) WAN
5 28 (16.09%) LAN
6 24 (13.79%) SAN
7 14 (8.05%) Wireless
8 13 (7.47%) VoIP
9 11 (6.32%) VLAN
10 10 (5.75%) NAS
11 9 (5.17%) SSL
11 9 (5.17%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (4.60%) IPv4
12 8 (4.60%) IPv6
13 6 (3.45%) Network Security
13 6 (3.45%) SNMP
13 6 (3.45%) tcpdump
13 6 (3.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.94%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.75%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.87%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.30%) HBase
4 4 (2.30%) MariaDB
4 4 (2.30%) MySQL
4 4 (2.30%) Redis
4 4 (2.30%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.72%) MarkLogic
5 3 (1.72%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.15%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (8.62%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.75%) GitLab
3 9 (5.17%) Bitbucket
3 9 (5.17%) Jenkins
4 7 (4.02%) Eclipse
5 6 (3.45%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (2.30%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.30%) Cypress.io
6 4 (2.30%) Gradle
6 4 (2.30%) IntelliJ
6 4 (2.30%) JUnit
6 4 (2.30%) Mockito
6 4 (2.30%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (2.30%) Protractor
6 4 (2.30%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (2.30%) Storybook
7 3 (1.72%) TeamCity
General
1 41 (23.56%) Finance
2 27 (15.52%) Social Skills
3 26 (14.94%) Banking
4 14 (8.05%) Telecoms
5 11 (6.32%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 10 (5.75%) Organisational Skills
7 9 (5.17%) Law
7 9 (5.17%) Marketing
8 8 (4.60%) Manufacturing
9 7 (4.02%) Local Government
9 7 (4.02%) Public Sector
10 4 (2.30%) Electronics
11 3 (1.72%) Back Office
12 1 (0.57%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (27.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (15.52%) Support Engineer
3 19 (10.92%) IT Engineer
4 17 (9.77%) Windows Engineer
5 16 (9.20%) VMware Engineer
6 14 (8.05%) Server Engineer
7 13 (7.47%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (6.90%) Cloud Engineer
8 12 (6.90%) IT Support
9 10 (5.75%) Architect
9 10 (5.75%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (5.75%) Systems Support
10 9 (5.17%) Platform Architect
10 9 (5.17%) Principal Architect
10 9 (5.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (5.17%) Senior Windows Engineer
10 9 (5.17%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (5.17%) Windows Server Engineer
11 8 (4.60%) Senior Support Engineer
11 8 (4.60%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.75%) LDAP
2 7 (4.02%) .NET
2 7 (4.02%) CSS
3 6 (3.45%) Web Services
4 5 (2.87%) JSON
4 5 (2.87%) Node.js
4 5 (2.87%) Play Framework
4 5 (2.87%) React
5 4 (2.30%) AngularJS
5 4 (2.30%) Express
5 4 (2.30%) Kafka
5 4 (2.30%) Redux
5 4 (2.30%) RESTful
5 4 (2.30%) Spark Streaming
5 4 (2.30%) Spring
5 4 (2.30%) Tailwind CSS
5 4 (2.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (2.30%) WireMock
6 3 (1.72%) HTML
7 2 (1.15%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.32%) Public Cloud
3 10 (5.75%) Linux Command Line
4 9 (5.17%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (4.60%) Driving Licence
6 7 (4.02%) Hedge funds
6 7 (4.02%) iPhone
6 7 (4.02%) Replication
7 6 (3.45%) Smartphone
8 5 (2.87%) Private Cloud
9 4 (2.30%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.15%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.15%) VLE
11 1 (0.57%) Clustering
11 1 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.57%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 113 (64.94%) Windows
2 86 (49.43%) Windows Server
3 62 (35.63%) Linux
4 31 (17.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (12.64%) Unix
6 20 (11.49%) Windows Server 2019
7 19 (10.92%) Windows 10
8 18 (10.34%) Windows Server 2016
9 13 (7.47%) Android
10 10 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (4.60%) CentOS
12 4 (2.30%) Windows 7
12 4 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (1.72%) Windows XP
14 2 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (1.15%) Solaris
15 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.57%) VMS
15 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (32.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 31 (17.82%) Problem-Solving
3 25 (14.37%) ITIL
4 24 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (10.34%) DevOps
5 18 (10.34%) Migration
6 15 (8.62%) Analytics
6 15 (8.62%) Service Management
7 14 (8.05%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (6.32%) Data Analytics
9 10 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (5.75%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (5.75%) ITSM
9 10 (5.75%) Load Balancing
9 10 (5.75%) Requirements Gathering
9 10 (5.75%) Service Delivery
10 9 (5.17%) Digital Banking
10 9 (5.17%) Infrastructure as Code
10 9 (5.17%) Software Engineering
10 9 (5.17%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 36 (20.69%) PowerShell
2 18 (10.34%) Python
3 16 (9.20%) SQL
4 14 (8.05%) Java
5 9 (5.17%) Groovy
5 9 (5.17%) Shell Script
6 7 (4.02%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.72%) Go
7 3 (1.72%) PHP
8 2 (1.15%) C
8 2 (1.15%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.57%) C#
9 1 (0.57%) VB
9 1 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
1 18 (10.34%) Degree
2 15 (8.62%) AWS Certification
3 14 (8.05%) CCNP
4 13 (7.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (5.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (5.17%) TOGAF Certification
7 5 (2.87%) MCSA
8 4 (2.30%) CCNA
8 4 (2.30%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.30%) OCP
8 4 (2.30%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (2.30%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.30%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.57%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.57%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.47%) SLA
2 7 (4.02%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.87%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (1.15%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.15%) NCSC
6 1 (0.57%) PMO
6 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 106 (60.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 80 (45.98%) Active Directory
3 57 (32.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 23 (13.22%) Hyper-V
5 21 (12.07%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (12.07%) vSphere
6 15 (8.62%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (7.47%) XenDesktop
8 12 (6.90%) Docker
8 12 (6.90%) XenApp
9 8 (4.60%) VMware Server
10 7 (4.02%) VMware NSX
11 6 (3.45%) Firmware
12 4 (2.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (2.30%) HDFS
12 4 (2.30%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (1.15%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.57%) NFS
14 1 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 26 (14.94%) Ansible
1 26 (14.94%) Kubernetes
2 14 (8.05%) SCCM
2 14 (8.05%) Terraform
3 13 (7.47%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (6.32%) vRealize
5 10 (5.75%) Puppet
6 9 (5.17%) vCenter Server
7 8 (4.60%) HAProxy
8 7 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (4.02%) SCOM
9 6 (3.45%) Nmap
9 6 (3.45%) OpenNMS
9 6 (3.45%) PaperCut
10 3 (1.72%) EnCase
10 3 (1.72%) FTK
10 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (1.72%) PowerCLI
10 3 (1.72%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 2 (1.15%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 106 (60.92%) VMware
2 105 (60.34%) Microsoft
3 44 (25.29%) Cisco
4 30 (17.24%) Citrix
5 22 (12.64%) Veeam
6 16 (9.20%) Dell
6 16 (9.20%) Oracle
7 14 (8.05%) Red Hat
8 10 (5.75%) Google
8 10 (5.75%) IBM
9 9 (5.17%) Avaya
9 9 (5.17%) F5
9 9 (5.17%) NetApp
10 8 (4.60%) Infoblox
10 8 (4.60%) Meraki
11 7 (4.02%) Sophos
12 6 (3.45%) BMC
12 6 (3.45%) Qualys
12 6 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (2.87%) HP