Period
to 25 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 25 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
England > Midlands
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 295 190 275
Rank change year-on-year -105 +85 +65
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 30 20 65
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.28% 0.50% 0.58%
As % of the System Software category 1.64% 2.92% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 30 19 48
10th Percentile £21,000 £19,000 £21,025
25th Percentile £21,500 £31,094 £29,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £36,366 £40,000 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.08% +14.29% +7.69%
75th Percentile £44,125 £48,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £48,875 £50,750 £53,750
England median annual salary £37,500 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -7.41% -4.71% +6.25%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,825 686 1,907
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 17.07% 17.00% 17.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,475 583 1,627
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,500 £23,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £28,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

Virtual Servers
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Virtual Servers as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Servers in the Midlands

Virtual Servers
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Virtual Servers in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Virtual Servers in the Midlands

Virtual Servers
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Servers in the Midlands over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Virtual Servers in the Midlands

Virtual Servers
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Servers within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 October 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
West Midlands -109 15 £42,500 +6.25% 6
East Midlands - 15 £35,000 - 5
Virtual Servers
England

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Virtual Servers.

1 27 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 26 (86.67%) Windows
3 25 (83.33%) Windows Server
4 22 (73.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (73.33%) VMware
5 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
6 14 (46.67%) MS Exchange
6 14 (46.67%) Firewall
6 14 (46.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 14 (46.67%) Microsoft 365
7 12 (40.00%) Azure
7 12 (40.00%) Hyper-V
8 11 (36.67%) Service Management
8 11 (36.67%) VPN
9 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (30.00%) Data Centre
10 9 (30.00%) Windows 10
10 9 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (30.00%) Linux
10 9 (30.00%) MCSA
10 9 (30.00%) Cisco
10 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (26.67%) ITIL
11 8 (26.67%) VoIP
11 8 (26.67%) vSphere
12 7 (23.33%) Android
12 7 (23.33%) iPhone
12 7 (23.33%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (23.33%) Security Patching

Virtual Servers
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 14 (46.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Workfront
2 2 (6.67%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 14 (46.67%) Microsoft 365
2 12 (40.00%) Azure
3 4 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (6.67%) AWS
4 2 (6.67%) IaaS
5 1 (3.33%) Azure Stack
5 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (3.33%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (3.33%) PaaS
5 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (46.67%) Firewall
2 11 (36.67%) VPN
3 8 (26.67%) VoIP
4 7 (23.33%) SAN
4 7 (23.33%) SSL
4 7 (23.33%) Wireless
5 4 (13.33%) NAS
6 3 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (6.67%) Internet
7 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (16.67%) Back Office
2 1 (3.33%) Local Government
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (30.00%) Systems Support
3 8 (26.67%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (23.33%) IT Engineer
4 7 (23.33%) Support Engineer
4 7 (23.33%) Systems Support Engineer
5 6 (20.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (13.33%) IT Technician
7 3 (10.00%) Storage Engineer
8 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (6.67%) Administrator
8 2 (6.67%) IT Administrator
8 2 (6.67%) IT Support
8 2 (6.67%) IT Systems Administrator
8 2 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
9 1 (3.33%) Cloud Engineer
9 1 (3.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (3.33%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (3.33%) Senior IT Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (23.33%) iPhone
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (86.67%) Windows
2 25 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (30.00%) Linux
4 9 (30.00%) Windows 10
5 7 (23.33%) Android
5 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2019
6 4 (13.33%) CentOS
7 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (36.67%) Service Management
3 9 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (26.67%) ITIL
5 7 (23.33%) Security Patching
6 4 (13.33%) Change Control
6 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
6 4 (13.33%) Data Analysis
6 4 (13.33%) Project Management
6 4 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (13.33%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (10.00%) ITIL V3
7 3 (10.00%) Project Delivery
7 3 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.67%) Collaborative Working
8 2 (6.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) MCSA
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (13.33%) CCNA
2 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (13.33%) DBS Check
2 4 (13.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 22 (73.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 8 (26.67%) vSphere
6 7 (23.33%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (13.33%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Backup Exec
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 4 (13.33%) NetBackup
1 4 (13.33%) SCCM
1 4 (13.33%) SCOM
1 4 (13.33%) WSUS
2 1 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 22 (73.33%) VMware
2 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (30.00%) Cisco
4 4 (13.33%) Ivanti
4 4 (13.33%) NetApp
4 4 (13.33%) Remedy
4 4 (13.33%) ServiceNow
5 3 (10.00%) EMC
5 3 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.67%) Apple
6 2 (6.67%) Meraki
6 2 (6.67%) Sage
6 2 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (6.67%) Sophos
7 1 (3.33%) Aruba
7 1 (3.33%) Citrix
7 1 (3.33%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.33%) McAfee
7 1 (3.33%) Veeam