Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK > England
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 656 710 711
Rank change year-on-year +54 +1 +168
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 172 240 394
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 1.22% 1.33% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 123 183 337
10th Percentile £28,600 £26,350 £27,000
25th Percentile £33,750 £31,375 £35,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.25% -11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £56,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £63,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -9.09% +3.53%

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 14,069 18,096 22,630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.03% 17.23% 16.40%
Number of salaries quoted 11,579 15,021 18,566
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £35,500 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,263 £87,500 £83,750
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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +78 50 £70,000 +21.74% 8
South East +70 50 £60,000 +71.43% 5
North of England +45 28 £35,000 -11.78% 4
Midlands +17 18 £42,500 +32.81% 7
East of England +62 16 £39,750 +19.55% 4
Yorkshire +10 13 £32,000 -15.79% 1
West Midlands +3 13 £40,000 +14.29% 3
South West +20 8 £23,000 -37.41% 3
North East +11 8 £29,000 -30.12%
North West +36 7 £42,500 +7.12% 3
East Midlands +20 5 £52,500 +81.03% 4
Virtual Servers
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 131 (76.16%) VMware
1 131 (76.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 109 (63.37%) Microsoft
3 107 (62.21%) Windows
4 103 (59.88%) Active Directory
5 97 (56.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 75 (43.60%) Azure
7 71 (41.28%) Windows Server
8 69 (40.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 61 (35.47%) DNS
10 54 (31.40%) Microsoft 365
11 46 (26.74%) Firewall
12 45 (26.16%) SAN
12 45 (26.16%) Linux
13 44 (25.58%) Cisco
14 43 (25.00%) DHCP
14 43 (25.00%) ITIL
15 41 (23.84%) AWS
16 39 (22.67%) Data Centre
16 39 (22.67%) PowerShell
17 36 (20.93%) Hyper-V
17 36 (20.93%) Windows Server 2016
18 35 (20.35%) MS Exchange
18 35 (20.35%) Citrix
19 33 (19.19%) Finance
20 32 (18.60%) Dell
20 32 (18.60%) Microsoft Certification
21 30 (17.44%) Service Management
21 30 (17.44%) Ansible
22 29 (16.86%) TCP/IP

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 35 (20.35%) MS Exchange
2 28 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (9.88%) SharePoint
4 12 (6.98%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.91%) Apache
6 5 (2.91%) IIS
7 3 (1.74%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.74%) GemFire
8 2 (1.16%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.16%) WordPress
9 1 (0.58%) nginx
9 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (5.23%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 75 (43.60%) Azure
2 54 (31.40%) Microsoft 365
3 41 (23.84%) AWS
4 18 (10.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (9.88%) OpenShift
6 6 (3.49%) Google Play
7 5 (2.91%) Serverless
8 3 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.74%) GitHub
8 3 (1.74%) IaaS
8 3 (1.74%) SaaS
9 2 (1.16%) Mimecast
9 2 (1.16%) NuGet
10 1 (0.58%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.58%) Cohesity
10 1 (0.58%) Logic Apps
10 1 (0.58%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.58%) PaaS
10 1 (0.58%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 61 (35.47%) DNS
2 46 (26.74%) Firewall
3 45 (26.16%) SAN
4 43 (25.00%) DHCP
5 29 (16.86%) TCP/IP
6 26 (15.12%) NAS
7 24 (13.95%) WAN
8 18 (10.47%) LAN
9 15 (8.72%) VPN
10 14 (8.14%) VSAN
11 11 (6.40%) Network Security
12 10 (5.81%) VLAN
13 9 (5.23%) Remote Desktop
14 8 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (4.07%) SSL
16 6 (3.49%) VoIP
17 5 (2.91%) BGP
17 5 (2.91%) BIG-IP
17 5 (2.91%) HTTP
17 5 (2.91%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.74%) HBase
3 3 (1.74%) MariaDB
3 3 (1.74%) Redis
4 2 (1.16%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.16%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.58%) MySQL
5 1 (0.58%) Power BI
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (3.49%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.74%) Bitbucket
3 3 (1.74%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.74%) Cypress.io
3 3 (1.74%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.74%) Gradle
3 3 (1.74%) IntelliJ
3 3 (1.74%) JIRA
3 3 (1.74%) JUnit
3 3 (1.74%) Mockito
3 3 (1.74%) Protractor
3 3 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (1.74%) Storybook
General
1 33 (19.19%) Finance
2 26 (15.12%) Banking
3 24 (13.95%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.91%) Back Office
5 3 (1.74%) Law
6 1 (0.58%) Front Office
6 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.58%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 60 (34.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 34 (19.77%) IT Engineer
3 21 (12.21%) Server Engineer
3 21 (12.21%) VMware Engineer
3 21 (12.21%) Windows Engineer
4 19 (11.05%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (8.14%) Design Engineer
5 14 (8.14%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
5 14 (8.14%) Senior Server Engineer
5 14 (8.14%) Senior Windows Engineer
5 14 (8.14%) Support Engineer
6 13 (7.56%) VMware Specialist
7 12 (6.98%) PowerShell Engineer
7 12 (6.98%) PowerShell Specialist
7 12 (6.98%) Senior Server Specialist
7 12 (6.98%) Senior VMware Engineer
7 12 (6.98%) Server Specialist
7 12 (6.98%) Windows Server Engineer
7 12 (6.98%) Windows Server Specialist
7 12 (6.98%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.05%) LDAP
2 7 (4.07%) .NET
3 4 (2.33%) CSS
3 4 (2.33%) JSON
3 4 (2.33%) Node.js
4 3 (1.74%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.74%) Express
4 3 (1.74%) Kafka
4 3 (1.74%) React
4 3 (1.74%) Redux
4 3 (1.74%) RESTful
4 3 (1.74%) Spark Streaming
4 3 (1.74%) Spring
4 3 (1.74%) Tailwind CSS
4 3 (1.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (1.74%) WireMock
5 2 (1.16%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.58%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.58%) LAMP
6 1 (0.58%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 39 (22.67%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.98%) Hedge funds
3 8 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.49%) Smartphone
5 5 (2.91%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.33%) Clustering
6 4 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.74%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.74%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.74%) Replication
8 2 (1.16%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.58%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.58%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.58%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 107 (62.21%) Windows
2 71 (41.28%) Windows Server
3 45 (26.16%) Linux
4 36 (20.93%) Windows Server 2016
5 25 (14.53%) Windows 10
6 23 (13.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (11.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (11.05%) Windows Server 2019
8 11 (6.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (4.07%) Android
9 7 (4.07%) Unix
10 6 (3.49%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.58%) CentOS
12 1 (0.58%) VMS
12 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.58%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (40.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 43 (25.00%) ITIL
3 30 (17.44%) Service Management
4 28 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (12.21%) Load Balancing
6 20 (11.63%) Requirements Gathering
7 18 (10.47%) Converged Infrastructure
7 18 (10.47%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 17 (9.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (9.88%) eTOM
8 17 (9.88%) Network Virtualisation
9 15 (8.72%) DevOps
10 14 (8.14%) IT Strategy
10 14 (8.14%) ITIL V3
11 12 (6.98%) Asset Management
11 12 (6.98%) Project Management
12 11 (6.40%) Change Control
12 11 (6.40%) Configuration Management
12 11 (6.40%) Root Cause Analysis
13 10 (5.81%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 39 (22.67%) PowerShell
2 19 (11.05%) SQL
3 9 (5.23%) Shell Script
4 6 (3.49%) Python
5 5 (2.91%) Java
6 4 (2.33%) C#
7 3 (1.74%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.74%) Groovy
8 2 (1.16%) VB
9 1 (0.58%) C
9 1 (0.58%) Perl
9 1 (0.58%) PHP
9 1 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (18.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (15.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 20 (11.63%) MCSE
4 18 (10.47%) CCNP
4 18 (10.47%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (10.47%) MCSA
5 14 (8.14%) SC Cleared
5 14 (8.14%) Security Cleared
6 8 (4.65%) VCP6
7 7 (4.07%) AWS Certification
7 7 (4.07%) Degree
7 7 (4.07%) MCP
8 5 (2.91%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.74%) MCITP
9 3 (1.74%) OCP
9 3 (1.74%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (1.74%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.58%) CCA
10 1 (0.58%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 131 (76.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 103 (59.88%) Active Directory
3 97 (56.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 36 (20.93%) Hyper-V
5 27 (15.70%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (15.12%) VMware NSX
7 24 (13.95%) vSphere
8 23 (13.37%) XenApp
8 23 (13.37%) XenDesktop
9 10 (5.81%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (2.33%) Docker
10 4 (2.33%) Firmware
10 4 (2.33%) VMware Server
11 3 (1.74%) HDFS
12 1 (0.58%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.58%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.58%) NFS
12 1 (0.58%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 30 (17.44%) Ansible
2 28 (16.28%) SCCM
3 26 (15.12%) Kubernetes
4 20 (11.63%) SCOM
5 19 (11.05%) vRealize
6 18 (10.47%) HAProxy
7 9 (5.23%) vCenter Server
7 9 (5.23%) WSUS
8 8 (4.65%) Backup Exec
9 7 (4.07%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 7 (4.07%) NetBackup
10 6 (3.49%) FortiGate
10 6 (3.49%) PaperCut
11 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (2.91%) Terraform
12 4 (2.33%) NetVault Backup
13 3 (1.74%) HP ALM
14 2 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
14 2 (1.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 131 (76.16%) VMware
2 109 (63.37%) Microsoft
3 44 (25.58%) Cisco
4 35 (20.35%) Citrix
5 32 (18.60%) Dell
6 28 (16.28%) Red Hat
7 24 (13.95%) F5
8 23 (13.37%) Veeam
9 18 (10.47%) IBM
9 18 (10.47%) Infoblox
9 18 (10.47%) Oracle
10 13 (7.56%) NetApp
11 11 (6.40%) Avaya
11 11 (6.40%) EMC
12 10 (5.81%) Sophos
13 9 (5.23%) Ivanti
13 9 (5.23%) Remedy
13 9 (5.23%) ServiceNow
13 9 (5.23%) SonicWALL
14 8 (4.65%) HP