Period
to 24 May 2019

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 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK > England
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 688 859 850
Rank change year-on-year +171 -9 -54
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 387 281 298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 1.71% 1.23% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 341 191 266
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -1.16% +2.38%
10th Percentile £30,199 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,535
% change year-on-year - -0.08% +2.35%

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 22,567 22,763 19,976
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.79% 14.10% 12.52%
Number of salaries quoted 18,436 18,555 16,817
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +2.41%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +4.94%

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 24 May 2019.

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 24 May 2019. 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 +162 152 £47,500 - 5
North of England +94 108 £35,000 - 4
South East +16 72 £43,750 -2.78% 5
Yorkshire +36 60 £35,000 - 1
North West +39 38 £38,000 +6.29% 3
Midlands +27 23 £45,000 +20.00% 2
South West +35 19 £33,750 -15.48%
West Midlands +6 16 £45,000 +18.42% 2
East of England +41 13 £41,500 -3.77%
North East +29 10 £42,500 +30.77%
East Midlands +42 7 £41,250 +10.00%
Virtual Servers
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, 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.

1 280 (72.35%) Windows
2 215 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 215 (55.56%) VMware
2 215 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 199 (51.42%) Windows Server
4 143 (36.95%) Microsoft
5 136 (35.14%) Office 365
6 111 (28.68%) Linux
7 108 (27.91%) Microsoft Azure
8 105 (27.13%) Firewall
9 102 (26.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 96 (24.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 94 (24.29%) ITIL
11 94 (24.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 89 (23.00%) Data Centre
13 85 (21.96%) MS Exchange
14 82 (21.19%) DNS
15 79 (20.41%) SAN
16 72 (18.60%) SQL
17 71 (18.35%) PowerShell
18 68 (17.57%) SharePoint
19 67 (17.31%) SQL Server
20 62 (16.02%) DHCP
21 60 (15.50%) Hyper-V
22 59 (15.25%) SCCM
22 59 (15.25%) Cisco
23 57 (14.73%) Finance
24 56 (14.47%) SLA
25 54 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
26 52 (13.44%) LAN

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 85 (21.96%) MS Exchange
2 68 (17.57%) SharePoint
3 48 (12.40%) IIS
4 37 (9.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (7.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (5.17%) Apache
7 16 (4.13%) SharePoint 2013
8 13 (3.36%) Confluence
9 9 (2.33%) Skype for Business
9 9 (2.33%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.55%) JBoss
10 6 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.55%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.03%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.78%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.52%) Anypoint
13 2 (0.52%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.52%) nginx
13 2 (0.52%) SAS
Applications
1 31 (8.01%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 136 (35.14%) Office 365
2 108 (27.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (4.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (3.88%) IaaS
6 13 (3.36%) OneDrive
7 7 (1.81%) SaaS
8 6 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (1.29%) Amazon S3
9 5 (1.29%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (1.29%) PaaS
9 5 (1.29%) Serverless
10 2 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.26%) GitHub
11 1 (0.26%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 105 (27.13%) Firewall
2 82 (21.19%) DNS
3 79 (20.41%) SAN
4 62 (16.02%) DHCP
5 52 (13.44%) LAN
6 49 (12.66%) WAN
7 47 (12.14%) TCP/IP
8 31 (8.01%) SSL
9 27 (6.98%) VPN
10 24 (6.20%) VoIP
11 20 (5.17%) Internet
11 20 (5.17%) Skype
11 20 (5.17%) VLAN
12 19 (4.91%) Network Security
13 16 (4.13%) Wi-Fi
13 16 (4.13%) Wireless
14 14 (3.62%) NAS
15 12 (3.10%) SMTP
16 11 (2.84%) iSCSI
16 11 (2.84%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.10%) Oracle Database
3 11 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (2.33%) UniData
5 8 (2.07%) DB2
5 8 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (1.29%) Amazon Redshift
7 5 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.29%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.52%) MySQL
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.26%) Big Data
9 1 (0.26%) DataStax
9 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 13 (3.36%) Git (software)
1 13 (3.36%) Jenkins
1 13 (3.36%) JIRA
2 8 (2.07%) Octopus Deploy
2 8 (2.07%) TeamCity
3 6 (1.55%) MSI
4 5 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.78%) Subversion
6 3 (0.78%) TortoiseSVN
7 2 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.26%) gulp
8 1 (0.26%) Protractor
8 1 (0.26%) Selenium
General
1 57 (14.73%) Finance
2 19 (4.91%) Banking
3 16 (4.13%) Retail
4 12 (3.10%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.84%) Law
5 11 (2.84%) Legal
5 11 (2.84%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.33%) Electronics
6 9 (2.33%) Marketing
7 8 (2.07%) Back Office
8 7 (1.81%) Front Office
9 4 (1.03%) Military
10 3 (0.78%) Games
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 95 (24.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 50 (12.92%) Systems Engineer
3 48 (12.40%) Analyst
4 43 (11.11%) Administrator
5 39 (10.08%) IT Support
6 36 (9.30%) IT Engineer
7 30 (7.75%) Support Analyst
7 30 (7.75%) Systems Administrator
8 26 (6.72%) Support Engineer
8 26 (6.72%) Technical Specialist
9 25 (6.46%) Integration Specialist
10 23 (5.94%) IT Analyst
11 22 (5.68%) Active Directory Engineer
12 19 (4.91%) Consultant
13 18 (4.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 16 (4.13%) Network Engineer
14 16 (4.13%) Windows Engineer
15 15 (3.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 15 (3.88%) Server Engineer
15 15 (3.88%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.75%) XML
2 26 (6.72%) XML Messaging
3 10 (2.58%) Middleware
4 9 (2.33%) Spring
5 8 (2.07%) Hibernate
5 8 (2.07%) Web Services
6 6 (1.55%) Software Packaging
6 6 (1.55%) YAML
7 5 (1.29%) WSH
8 3 (0.78%) WAP
9 2 (0.52%) Kafka
10 1 (0.26%) 802.1X
10 1 (0.26%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.26%) Elastic Stack
10 1 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.26%) JSON
10 1 (0.26%) Node.js
10 1 (0.26%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 89 (23.00%) Data Centre
2 37 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (5.94%) Public Cloud
4 15 (3.88%) Driving Licence
4 15 (3.88%) e-Learning
4 15 (3.88%) Private Cloud
5 13 (3.36%) Clustering
6 12 (3.10%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.84%) Hedge funds
8 9 (2.33%) Replication
8 9 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.55%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.55%) PKI
9 6 (1.55%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.03%) Fintech
10 4 (1.03%) Smart Energy
11 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (0.52%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 280 (72.35%) Windows
2 199 (51.42%) Windows Server
3 111 (28.68%) Linux
4 94 (24.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 52 (13.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (10.08%) Windows 10
7 31 (8.01%) Windows 7
8 17 (4.39%) Debian
9 16 (4.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.55%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.03%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.78%) Unix
12 3 (0.78%) VMS
12 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.52%) CentOS
13 2 (0.52%) Solaris
13 2 (0.52%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (26.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 94 (24.29%) ITIL
3 54 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
4 45 (11.63%) Patch Management
5 37 (9.56%) Change Management
6 32 (8.27%) DevOps
7 30 (7.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 30 (7.75%) Server Management
8 29 (7.49%) Migration
9 19 (4.91%) Cybersecurity
9 19 (4.91%) High Availability
9 19 (4.91%) Service Delivery
9 19 (4.91%) Software Engineering
10 18 (4.65%) Line Management
11 17 (4.39%) Security Monitoring
12 16 (4.13%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (4.13%) Asset Management
12 16 (4.13%) Mentoring
12 16 (4.13%) Performance Management
12 16 (4.13%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 72 (18.60%) SQL
2 71 (18.35%) PowerShell
3 16 (4.13%) Python
4 10 (2.58%) Java
5 8 (2.07%) C++
6 7 (1.81%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.55%) VBScript
8 5 (1.29%) Perl
8 5 (1.29%) Ruby
9 4 (1.03%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.52%) C
10 2 (0.52%) C#
11 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.26%) JCL
11 1 (0.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 44 (11.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (8.01%) Degree
3 28 (7.24%) MCSE
4 21 (5.43%) MCSA
5 18 (4.65%) CCNA
5 18 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (4.13%) Security Cleared
7 11 (2.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (2.58%) CCNP
9 9 (2.33%) SC Cleared
10 6 (1.55%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.78%) MCP
11 3 (0.78%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (0.52%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.52%) ACTC
12 2 (0.52%) HNC
12 2 (0.52%) HND
12 2 (0.52%) MCDST
12 2 (0.52%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (14.47%) SLA
2 15 (3.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.78%) GDPR
4 3 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.26%) ISO 15022
6 1 (0.26%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.26%) MiFID
System Software
1 215 (55.56%) Active Directory
1 215 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 96 (24.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 60 (15.50%) Hyper-V
4 41 (10.59%) vSphere
5 34 (8.79%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (5.17%) XenApp
7 16 (4.13%) VMware NSX
8 13 (3.36%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (2.07%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (1.81%) Firmware
11 6 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (1.55%) XenDesktop
12 5 (1.29%) Terminal Services
13 4 (1.03%) Docker
14 3 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.52%) DFS Replication
16 1 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
16 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
16 1 (0.26%) UAG
Systems Management
1 59 (15.25%) SCCM
2 29 (7.49%) WSUS
3 27 (6.98%) Puppet
4 21 (5.43%) SCOM
5 13 (3.36%) Ansible
6 11 (2.84%) Backup Exec
6 11 (2.84%) Tivoli
6 11 (2.84%) vCenter Server
7 8 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (2.07%) vMotion
8 6 (1.55%) Cisco UCCX
8 6 (1.55%) Kibana
8 6 (1.55%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (1.29%) NetBackup
10 4 (1.03%) Kubernetes
10 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (1.03%) Packer
10 4 (1.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (1.03%) Terraform
Vendors
1 215 (55.56%) VMware
2 143 (36.95%) Microsoft
3 59 (15.25%) Cisco
4 39 (10.08%) Citrix
5 32 (8.27%) HP
6 25 (6.46%) Oracle
6 25 (6.46%) Palo Alto
7 23 (5.94%) Dell
8 15 (3.88%) NetApp
8 15 (3.88%) Red Hat
9 14 (3.62%) EMC
10 12 (3.10%) Veeam
11 11 (2.84%) 3PAR
11 11 (2.84%) McAfee
11 11 (2.84%) Meraki
12 10 (2.58%) IBM
13 9 (2.33%) CyberArk
13 9 (2.33%) SAP
14 8 (2.07%) Ab Initio
14 8 (2.07%) Qualys