Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK > England
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 840 771 764
Rank change year-on-year -69 -7 -52
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 313 403 506
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 1.42% 1.97% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 245 362 459
England median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% -3.41%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,275 £27,971
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £67,600
UK median annual salary £41,000 £43,349 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.42% +2.00% -3.41%

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 22,111 20,456 23,399
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.40% 12.33% 11.94%
Number of salaries quoted 18,399 17,075 19,788
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,500 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018. 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 -23 108 £45,000 - 7
South East -30 74 £37,500 -11.76% 16
North of England +3 49 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Midlands +22 44 £31,000 -4.62% 3
West Midlands -7 33 £31,000 -4.62%
East of England -15 29 £45,000 -4.05% 3
Yorkshire +22 25 £35,000 -0.27% 5
North West -14 21 £50,000 +44.04% 5
East Midlands +6 11 £22,500 -21.74% 3
South West -8 11 £42,500 -5.56% 5
North East -26 3 £26,500 +23.26%
Virtual Servers
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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.

1 208 (66.45%) Windows
2 175 (55.91%) VMware
2 175 (55.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 167 (53.35%) Active Directory
4 149 (47.60%) Microsoft
5 128 (40.89%) Windows Server
6 91 (29.07%) Firewall
7 87 (27.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 84 (26.84%) ITIL
9 82 (26.20%) Cisco
9 82 (26.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 81 (25.88%) SQL Server
11 79 (25.24%) DNS
12 76 (24.28%) DHCP
13 71 (22.68%) MS Exchange
14 66 (21.09%) SQL
15 65 (20.77%) Office 365
16 61 (19.49%) Linux
17 60 (19.17%) Disaster Recovery
18 59 (18.85%) SAN
19 57 (18.21%) vSphere
20 55 (17.57%) Finance
21 53 (16.93%) Citrix
21 53 (16.93%) Windows Server 2008
22 47 (15.02%) SCCM
23 46 (14.70%) HP
24 44 (14.06%) PowerShell
25 43 (13.74%) Hyper-V
26 41 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
26 41 (13.10%) Microsoft Office

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 71 (22.68%) MS Exchange
2 28 (8.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (6.71%) SharePoint
4 19 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2003
5 17 (5.43%) Skype for Business
6 16 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (2.56%) IIS
8 2 (0.64%) Apache
8 2 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.32%) CMS
9 1 (0.32%) Moodle
9 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 41 (13.10%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.28%) AutoCAD
2 4 (1.28%) CATIA
2 4 (1.28%) SOLIDWORKS
3 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.28%) ENOVIA
2 3 (0.96%) Maximo
2 3 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.32%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 65 (20.77%) Office 365
2 41 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.11%) IaaS
4 14 (4.47%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (2.24%) PaaS
5 7 (2.24%) SaaS
6 4 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.64%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.64%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 91 (29.07%) Firewall
2 79 (25.24%) DNS
3 76 (24.28%) DHCP
4 59 (18.85%) SAN
5 39 (12.46%) WAN
6 36 (11.50%) LAN
7 26 (8.31%) VPN
8 25 (7.99%) VLAN
9 23 (7.35%) TCP/IP
10 16 (5.11%) MPLS
11 15 (4.79%) VoIP
11 15 (4.79%) Wireless
12 12 (3.83%) Ethernet
12 12 (3.83%) SSH
13 10 (3.19%) NAS
13 10 (3.19%) Remote Desktop
14 9 (2.88%) NetScaler
15 7 (2.24%) Cisco Nexus
15 7 (2.24%) DWDM
15 7 (2.24%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (25.88%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.03%) SQL Server 2005
2 22 (7.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (4.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (4.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (3.83%) SQL Server 2014
5 11 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (3.51%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (2.56%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.28%) MySQL
8 4 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.96%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.64%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.32%) InterBase
11 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.32%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 13 (4.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (2.88%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.56%) JIRA
4 5 (1.60%) Bitbucket
4 5 (1.60%) Subversion
4 5 (1.60%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.28%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.96%) AccuRev
6 3 (0.96%) LabVIEW
6 3 (0.96%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.64%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.64%) Bower
7 2 (0.64%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.64%) MSI
7 2 (0.64%) NuGet
7 2 (0.64%) Selenium
7 2 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.64%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.64%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 55 (17.57%) Finance
2 15 (4.79%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.88%) Retail
4 5 (1.60%) Electronics
4 5 (1.60%) Publishing
5 4 (1.28%) Banking
6 3 (0.96%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.64%) Advertising
7 2 (0.64%) Law
8 1 (0.32%) Automotive
8 1 (0.32%) Back Office
8 1 (0.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 83 (26.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 45 (14.38%) Administrator
3 28 (8.95%) Analyst
3 28 (8.95%) IT Engineer
3 28 (8.95%) Support Engineer
4 23 (7.35%) Architect
4 23 (7.35%) IT Support
5 22 (7.03%) Systems Administrator
6 21 (6.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 19 (6.07%) Infrastructure Architect
8 16 (5.11%) Infrastructure Manager
9 14 (4.47%) 3rd Line Support
9 14 (4.47%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (4.47%) Support Analyst
10 13 (4.15%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (4.15%) Team Leader
11 12 (3.83%) IT Manager
12 11 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 11 (3.51%) Windows Administrator
13 10 (3.19%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.83%) .NET
2 8 (2.56%) Web Services
3 7 (2.24%) HTML
4 6 (1.92%) HTML5
5 5 (1.60%) .NET Core
5 5 (1.60%) AngularJS
5 5 (1.60%) Middleware
5 5 (1.60%) RESTful
5 5 (1.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (1.28%) 802.1X
6 4 (1.28%) JSON
7 3 (0.96%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.64%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.64%) Ajax
8 2 (0.64%) LAMP
9 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.32%) DOM
9 1 (0.32%) jQuery
9 1 (0.32%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.54%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.43%) Clustering
4 10 (3.19%) Fat Client
4 10 (3.19%) Replication
4 10 (3.19%) Thin Client
5 8 (2.56%) Driving Licence
5 8 (2.56%) Private Cloud
6 7 (2.24%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.92%) User Experience
8 5 (1.60%) e-Learning
8 5 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.28%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.96%) EMC VNX
10 3 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.64%) iPad
11 2 (0.64%) Linked Data
11 2 (0.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 208 (66.45%) Windows
2 128 (40.89%) Windows Server
3 82 (26.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 61 (19.49%) Linux
5 53 (16.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (10.22%) Unix
7 25 (7.99%) Windows 7
8 17 (5.43%) Solaris
8 17 (5.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (5.11%) Windows 10
10 15 (4.79%) Windows 2000 Server
10 15 (4.79%) Windows XP
11 13 (4.15%) AIX
12 9 (2.88%) Windows 8
13 8 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.96%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.64%) Android
15 2 (0.64%) CentOS
15 2 (0.64%) HPUX
16 1 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (26.84%) ITIL
2 60 (19.17%) Disaster Recovery
3 37 (11.82%) Patch Management
4 26 (8.31%) Project Management
5 23 (7.35%) Kalman Filter
5 23 (7.35%) Web Filtering
6 22 (7.03%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (6.39%) ITIL V3
8 19 (6.07%) Network Monitoring
9 17 (5.43%) Change Management
10 16 (5.11%) Business Continuity
10 16 (5.11%) Server Virtualisation
10 16 (5.11%) Service Management
11 15 (4.79%) Problem Management
12 13 (4.15%) Mentoring
13 12 (3.83%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (3.83%) Test Automation
14 11 (3.51%) Email Filtering
14 11 (3.51%) Migration
14 11 (3.51%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (21.09%) SQL
2 44 (14.06%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.19%) C
4 8 (2.56%) C#
5 7 (2.24%) Bash Shell
5 7 (2.24%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.60%) Python
7 4 (1.28%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.28%) Perl
7 4 (1.28%) Ruby
8 3 (0.96%) Java
8 3 (0.96%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.64%) PHP
10 1 (0.32%) Tcl
10 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (12.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (10.22%) MCSE
2 32 (10.22%) Security Cleared
3 28 (8.95%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (7.67%) CCNA
5 17 (5.43%) SC Cleared
6 12 (3.83%) DV Cleared
7 11 (3.51%) MCSA
8 10 (3.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (2.56%) CompTIA Security+
9 8 (2.56%) Degree
9 8 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (2.24%) MCITP
11 6 (1.92%) CCA
11 6 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (1.28%) Numerate Degree
13 3 (0.96%) CCNP
13 3 (0.96%) MCTS
14 2 (0.64%) EMC Certification
14 2 (0.64%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.63%) SLA
2 3 (0.96%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 175 (55.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 167 (53.35%) Active Directory
3 87 (27.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 57 (18.21%) vSphere
5 43 (13.74%) Hyper-V
6 31 (9.90%) XenApp
7 19 (6.07%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (5.43%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (3.83%) XenServer
10 8 (2.56%) Terminal Services
11 6 (1.92%) Forefront TMG
11 6 (1.92%) ISA Server
12 5 (1.60%) StorNext
12 5 (1.60%) Xsan
13 4 (1.28%) ProxySG
14 3 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.96%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.64%) VMware NSX
16 1 (0.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 47 (15.02%) SCCM
2 28 (8.95%) SCOM
3 19 (6.07%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (4.79%) Puppet
5 11 (3.51%) Ansible
5 11 (3.51%) vCenter Server
6 8 (2.56%) Nagios
7 7 (2.24%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (2.24%) Red Hat Satellite
8 6 (1.92%) WSUS
9 4 (1.28%) SCVMM
9 4 (1.28%) vRealize
10 3 (0.96%) EdgeSight
10 3 (0.96%) EMC VPLEX
10 3 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.96%) vMotion
11 2 (0.64%) EnCase
11 2 (0.64%) FTK
11 2 (0.64%) PowerCLI
11 2 (0.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 175 (55.91%) VMware
2 149 (47.60%) Microsoft
3 82 (26.20%) Cisco
4 53 (16.93%) Citrix
5 46 (14.70%) HP
6 31 (9.90%) Sophos
7 28 (8.95%) CommVault
8 18 (5.75%) 3PAR
9 15 (4.79%) Red Hat
10 14 (4.47%) EMC
11 12 (3.83%) Avaya
11 12 (3.83%) NetApp
11 12 (3.83%) Veeam
11 12 (3.83%) Veritas
12 11 (3.51%) Dell
12 11 (3.51%) Intel
13 10 (3.19%) Meraki
14 8 (2.56%) IBM
14 8 (2.56%) Juniper
14 8 (2.56%) Oracle