Period
to 14 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 14 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
England > North West
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 346 318 345
Rank change year-on-year -28 +27 +2
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 25 41 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.19% 0.33% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 1.63% 2.85% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 20 36 28
North West median annual salary £41,250 £34,856 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.34% -12.86% -15.79%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,625 £31,250
90th Percentile £60,250 £55,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% -

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 North West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1532 1438 1370
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.65% 11.54% 10.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1237 1208 1027
North West median annual salary £37,500 £36,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.74% +7.35% -
10th Percentile £20,750 £21,000 £20,150
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Virtual Servers
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Virtual Servers as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Servers in the North West

Virtual Servers
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Virtual Servers in the North West.

Salary trend for Virtual Servers in the North West

Virtual Servers
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Servers in the North West over the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Virtual Servers in the North West

Virtual Servers
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Servers within the North West region over the 6 months to 14 December 2017. 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
Cheshire -26 12 £46,250 +42.31% 1
Manchester -19 9 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Merseyside +19 3 £60,000 +72.85%
Virtual Servers
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT jobs citing Virtual Servers also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Virtual Servers.

1 17 (68.00%) Linux
2 13 (52.00%) Solaris
3 12 (48.00%) TCP/IP
3 12 (48.00%) Unix
3 12 (48.00%) AIX
3 12 (48.00%) Clustering
4 11 (44.00%) Ethernet
4 11 (44.00%) SSH
5 10 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (40.00%) Finance
6 7 (28.00%) Windows
7 6 (24.00%) SAN
7 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (24.00%) Resource Allocation
8 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (20.00%) Firewall
8 5 (20.00%) VMware
9 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
9 4 (16.00%) ITIL
10 3 (12.00%) Veritas
10 3 (12.00%) Citrix
10 3 (12.00%) Nagios
10 3 (12.00%) Project Management
10 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
10 3 (12.00%) SCOM
10 3 (12.00%) CentOS
10 3 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (12.00%) XenApp
10 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS

Virtual Servers
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Magento
2 1 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (4.00%) IaaS
2 1 (4.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (48.00%) TCP/IP
2 11 (44.00%) Ethernet
2 11 (44.00%) SSH
3 6 (24.00%) SAN
4 5 (20.00%) Firewall
5 2 (8.00%) LAN
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (4.00%) DHCP
6 1 (4.00%) DNS
6 1 (4.00%) IP Telephony
6 1 (4.00%) SSL
6 1 (4.00%) VoIP
6 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (4.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Games
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Administrator
2 7 (28.00%) Unix Administrator
3 6 (24.00%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (24.00%) Team Leader
4 4 (16.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 3 (12.00%) Technical Leader
5 3 (12.00%) Technical Team Leader
5 3 (12.00%) Unix Team Leader
6 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (8.00%) Service Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Services Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) LAMP
2 1 (4.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) Clustering
2 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) NHS
3 1 (4.00%) CCTV
3 1 (4.00%) IPTV
3 1 (4.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (68.00%) Linux
2 13 (52.00%) Solaris
3 12 (48.00%) AIX
3 12 (48.00%) Unix
4 7 (28.00%) Windows
5 3 (12.00%) CentOS
5 3 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.00%) Debian
7 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
7 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Resource Allocation
1 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (16.00%) ITIL
3 3 (12.00%) DevOps
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (12.00%) ITIL V3
3 3 (12.00%) Proactive Monitoring
3 3 (12.00%) Project Management
3 3 (12.00%) Runbook
4 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.00%) IT Strategy
4 2 (8.00%) Security Monitoring
4 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.00%) ERP
5 1 (4.00%) Migration
5 1 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (4.00%) Patch Management
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) Perl
3 1 (4.00%) PHP
3 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) CCNA
1 1 (4.00%) CCNP
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.00%) XenApp
3 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (12.00%) EdgeSight
2 3 (12.00%) Nagios
2 3 (12.00%) Puppet
2 3 (12.00%) SCOM
3 2 (8.00%) Terraform
3 2 (8.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Cobbler
4 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) VMware
2 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (12.00%) Citrix
3 3 (12.00%) Veritas
4 2 (8.00%) EMC
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco
5 1 (4.00%) Kaspersky
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.00%) SonicWALL