Period
to 19 October 2020

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 19 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 565 747 783
Rank change year-on-year +182 +36 +40
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 102 310 366
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.25% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 1.22% 1.41% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 81 282 239
Median annual salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -1.84%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,250 £67,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £40,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.71% +6.25% -0.62%

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 8,328 21,971 23,152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.73% 17.45% 15.07%
Number of salaries quoted 7,099 18,175 18,968
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,717 £25,500 £25,000
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 19 October 2020.

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 19 October 2020. 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 +162 27 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Midlands +93 21 £42,500 +6.25% 3
West Midlands +68 21 £42,500 -2.86% 2
London +211 20 £52,500 -19.23% 2
North of England +127 20 £40,000 +14.29% 4
North East +33 12 £31,500 -8.23%
East of England +119 8 £30,000 +11.11%
Yorkshire +100 6 £40,000 +19.40% 2
South West +117 5 £55,000 +29.41% 2
North West +99 2 £65,000 +45.04% 2
Virtual Servers
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2020, 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 76 (74.51%) Windows
2 72 (70.59%) VMware
2 72 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (67.65%) Active Directory
4 65 (63.73%) Microsoft
5 51 (50.00%) DNS
6 47 (46.08%) Windows Server
7 46 (45.10%) DHCP
7 46 (45.10%) Firewall
8 45 (44.12%) Office 365
9 44 (43.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 38 (37.25%) Hyper-V
10 38 (37.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 37 (36.27%) Windows Server 2016
12 36 (35.29%) Linux
13 33 (32.35%) Azure
14 32 (31.37%) ITIL
15 31 (30.39%) MS Exchange
15 31 (30.39%) Windows Server 2012
16 26 (25.49%) VPN
16 26 (25.49%) Microsoft Office
17 25 (24.51%) VMware ESXi
18 24 (23.53%) vSphere
19 23 (22.55%) SQL
19 23 (22.55%) LAN
19 23 (22.55%) Windows 10
20 21 (20.59%) TCP/IP
20 21 (20.59%) Security Cleared
21 20 (19.61%) Windows Server 2008
21 20 (19.61%) SC 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 31 (30.39%) MS Exchange
2 17 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 14 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (13.73%) IIS
3 14 (13.73%) SharePoint
4 9 (8.82%) Apache
5 6 (5.88%) Skype for Business
6 4 (3.92%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.98%) WordPress
Applications
1 26 (25.49%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Workfront
2 1 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (44.12%) Office 365
2 33 (32.35%) Azure
3 15 (14.71%) AWS
4 7 (6.86%) SaaS
5 5 (4.90%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (4.90%) Amazon S3
5 5 (4.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (4.90%) Route 53
6 3 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.94%) IaaS
7 2 (1.96%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.98%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.98%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (50.00%) DNS
2 46 (45.10%) DHCP
2 46 (45.10%) Firewall
3 26 (25.49%) VPN
4 23 (22.55%) LAN
5 21 (20.59%) TCP/IP
6 20 (19.61%) Wireless
7 17 (16.67%) SAN
7 17 (16.67%) WAN
8 12 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
9 11 (10.78%) Remote Desktop
10 9 (8.82%) VoIP
10 9 (8.82%) VSAN
11 7 (6.86%) PBX
12 6 (5.88%) Skype
12 6 (5.88%) SSL
13 5 (4.90%) Internet
13 5 (4.90%) NAS
13 5 (4.90%) RTP
13 5 (4.90%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.82%) MySQL
2 7 (6.86%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.96%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.96%) InfluxDB
3 2 (1.96%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.96%) Redis
3 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.96%) SQLite
4 1 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.98%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Subversion
1 2 (1.96%) TeamCity
1 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.98%) JIRA
General
1 16 (15.69%) Finance
2 6 (5.88%) Public Sector
3 4 (3.92%) Back Office
4 3 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.96%) Banking
5 2 (1.96%) Electronics
5 2 (1.96%) Games
6 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.98%) Law
6 1 (0.98%) Legal
6 1 (0.98%) Police
Job Titles
1 34 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (14.71%) IT Engineer
2 15 (14.71%) Support Engineer
3 12 (11.76%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (10.78%) Network Engineer
5 10 (9.80%) Platform Engineer
5 10 (9.80%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) Server Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) VMware Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) Hyper-V Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) Network Support
7 7 (6.86%) Network Support Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) Server Support
7 7 (6.86%) Server Support Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) VMware Support Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) IT Support
8 6 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.90%) WebRTC
1 5 (4.90%) XML
1 5 (4.90%) XML Messaging
2 4 (3.92%) J2EE
3 3 (2.94%) LDAP
3 3 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (1.96%) COM
4 2 (1.96%) CSS
4 2 (1.96%) HTML5
4 2 (1.96%) Kafka
4 2 (1.96%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (1.96%) MSMQ
4 2 (1.96%) PyQt
4 2 (1.96%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (1.96%) REST
4 2 (1.96%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.86%) Fat Client
2 7 (6.86%) Thin Client
3 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.88%) Replication
4 5 (4.90%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.92%) Clustering
6 3 (2.94%) PKI
6 3 (2.94%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.96%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.98%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.98%) Handset
8 1 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 76 (74.51%) Windows
2 47 (46.08%) Windows Server
3 37 (36.27%) Windows Server 2016
4 36 (35.29%) Linux
5 31 (30.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (22.55%) Windows 10
7 20 (19.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (12.75%) Windows 7
9 12 (11.76%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (4.90%) CentOS
10 5 (4.90%) Debian
11 4 (3.92%) Android
12 2 (1.96%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.98%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.98%) Unix
13 1 (0.98%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (37.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 32 (31.37%) ITIL
3 13 (12.75%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (12.75%) Project Management
3 13 (12.75%) Service Management
4 11 (10.78%) Root Cause Analysis
5 10 (9.80%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (9.80%) Patch Management
6 9 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (8.82%) IT Strategy
6 9 (8.82%) ITIL V3
7 8 (7.84%) Migration
7 8 (7.84%) Mobile Device Management
8 6 (5.88%) Configuration Management
8 6 (5.88%) Mentoring
8 6 (5.88%) Project Delivery
8 6 (5.88%) Service Delivery
9 5 (4.90%) Application Packaging
9 5 (4.90%) Business Continuity
9 5 (4.90%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.55%) SQL
2 16 (15.69%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.90%) Elixir
3 5 (4.90%) Ruby
3 5 (4.90%) TypeScript
4 4 (3.92%) PHP
5 2 (1.96%) C
5 2 (1.96%) C#
5 2 (1.96%) C++
5 2 (1.96%) Embedded C
5 2 (1.96%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.96%) Python
6 1 (0.98%) VB
6 1 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 20 (19.61%) SC Cleared
3 12 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (10.78%) Degree
4 11 (10.78%) MCSE
5 8 (7.84%) MCSA
6 7 (6.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (4.90%) MCP
8 4 (3.92%) RHCE
8 4 (3.92%) VCP6
9 2 (1.96%) CCNP
9 2 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.98%) CCA
10 1 (0.98%) CEH
10 1 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.98%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.98%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.78%) SLA
2 9 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (4.90%) ISO 9001
4 4 (3.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 69 (67.65%) Active Directory
3 44 (43.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 38 (37.25%) Hyper-V
5 25 (24.51%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (23.53%) vSphere
7 10 (9.80%) VMware NSX
8 7 (6.86%) Terminal Services
8 7 (6.86%) VMware Server
9 5 (4.90%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (4.90%) XenApp
10 4 (3.92%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (3.92%) Firmware
11 2 (1.96%) Terminal Server
11 2 (1.96%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.98%) Docker
12 1 (0.98%) KVM
12 1 (0.98%) NFS
12 1 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.98%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (15.69%) SCCM
2 14 (13.73%) WSUS
3 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 6 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (4.90%) Kubernetes
4 5 (4.90%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.90%) Terraform
5 4 (3.92%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (3.92%) Icinga
5 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (2.94%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.94%) vRealize
7 2 (1.96%) Ansible
7 2 (1.96%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.96%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.96%) SCOM
8 1 (0.98%) Nessus
8 1 (0.98%) SnapMirror
8 1 (0.98%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 72 (70.59%) VMware
2 65 (63.73%) Microsoft
3 20 (19.61%) Cisco
4 18 (17.65%) Citrix
5 13 (12.75%) Red Hat
6 11 (10.78%) Dell
7 10 (9.80%) Palo Alto
8 9 (8.82%) Symantec
9 6 (5.88%) Adobe
9 6 (5.88%) Polycom
9 6 (5.88%) Sophos
9 6 (5.88%) Veeam
10 4 (3.92%) Apple
10 4 (3.92%) Bloomberg
10 4 (3.92%) ConnectWise
10 4 (3.92%) Fortinet
10 4 (3.92%) IronPort
10 4 (3.92%) McAfee
10 4 (3.92%) NetApp
11 3 (2.94%) Meraki