Period
to 24 September 2021

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

Virtual Servers
England > South East
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 402 264 442
Rank change year-on-year -138 +178 +18
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 40 22 76
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.23% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 1.21% 1.48% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 31 10 62
10th Percentile £22,000 £39,200 £38,000
25th Percentile £32,005 £40,313 £41,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £36,000 £44,250 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -18.64% -11.50% +11.11%
75th Percentile £38,750 £50,125 £55,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £52,650 £72,500
England median annual salary £37,500 £42,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year -11.24% -0.59% +5.59%

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 South East with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 3,306 1,483 4,333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.80% 18.25% 16.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2,251 1,210 3,563
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £36,750 £36,776 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% +3.45%
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,563 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £75,000
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 South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Servers in the South East

Virtual Servers
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Virtual Servers in the South East

Virtual Servers
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Servers in the South East over the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Virtual Servers in the South East

Virtual Servers
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Servers within the South East region over the 6 months to 24 September 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
Thames Valley -81 20 £36,000 -12.20% 5
Hampshire -103 16 £37,500 -20.21%
Oxfordshire - 16 £34,003 -
Surrey - 3 £37,500 -
Buckinghamshire -52 2 - - 3
Berkshire -68 2 £71,250 - 2
Kent -40 1 £39,500 -18.13%
Virtual Servers
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 South East region with a requirement for Virtual Servers.

1 32 (80.00%) VMware
1 32 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (72.50%) Windows
3 28 (70.00%) Linux
4 26 (65.00%) Microsoft
5 24 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 24 (60.00%) Data Centre
6 23 (57.50%) Windows Server
7 21 (52.50%) MS Exchange
8 19 (47.50%) Microsoft 365
9 14 (35.00%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (32.50%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (32.50%) Citrix
10 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
11 12 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 11 (27.50%) Cyber Essentials
12 11 (27.50%) Storage Management
12 11 (27.50%) Dell Compellent
12 11 (27.50%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (27.50%) Data Security
12 11 (27.50%) Replication
12 11 (27.50%) Degree
12 11 (27.50%) Network Management
13 10 (25.00%) SQL
13 10 (25.00%) Social Skills
14 9 (22.50%) Ansible
14 9 (22.50%) Kubernetes
14 9 (22.50%) DHCP
14 9 (22.50%) DNS

Virtual Servers
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 21 (52.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) Apache
2 2 (5.00%) Apache Spark
2 2 (5.00%) GemFire
2 2 (5.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (47.50%) Microsoft 365
2 9 (22.50%) AWS
3 7 (17.50%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (17.50%) GitHub
4 6 (15.00%) Azure
5 2 (5.00%) OpenShift
6 1 (2.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) DHCP
1 9 (22.50%) DNS
2 7 (17.50%) NAS
3 6 (15.00%) Wireless
4 5 (12.50%) IPv4
4 5 (12.50%) IPv6
5 3 (7.50%) Firewall
5 3 (7.50%) SAN
6 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.00%) VLAN
6 2 (5.00%) WAN
7 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) HBase
2 2 (5.00%) MariaDB
2 2 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Bitbucket
1 7 (17.50%) Git (software)
2 5 (12.50%) GitLab
3 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.00%) Cypress.io
3 2 (5.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (5.00%) Gradle
3 2 (5.00%) IntelliJ
3 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.00%) JUnit
3 2 (5.00%) Mockito
3 2 (5.00%) Protractor
3 2 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (5.00%) Storybook
General
1 10 (25.00%) Social Skills
2 7 (17.50%) Banking
2 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 7 (17.50%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 7 (17.50%) Law
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Support Engineer
2 12 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (22.50%) Infrastructure Support
3 9 (22.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 8 (20.00%) Network Engineer
4 8 (20.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (20.00%) Network Support
4 8 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 7 (17.50%) Architect
5 7 (17.50%) Platform Architect
5 7 (17.50%) Principal Architect
6 6 (15.00%) Server Engineer
7 5 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
8 4 (10.00%) IT Engineer
8 4 (10.00%) IT Technician
9 3 (7.50%) IT Support
9 3 (7.50%) IT Support Engineer
9 3 (7.50%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (7.50%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) Play Framework
2 2 (5.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (5.00%) CSS
2 2 (5.00%) Express
2 2 (5.00%) JSON
2 2 (5.00%) Kafka
2 2 (5.00%) LDAP
2 2 (5.00%) Node.js
2 2 (5.00%) React
2 2 (5.00%) Redux
2 2 (5.00%) RESTful
2 2 (5.00%) Spark Streaming
2 2 (5.00%) Spring
2 2 (5.00%) Tailwind CSS
2 2 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (5.00%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 24 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 13 (32.50%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (27.50%) Replication
4 2 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (72.50%) Windows
2 28 (70.00%) Linux
3 23 (57.50%) Windows Server
4 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.00%) Unix
5 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 11 (27.50%) Data Security
4 11 (27.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (27.50%) Network Management
4 11 (27.50%) Storage Management
5 8 (20.00%) Project Delivery
6 7 (17.50%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (17.50%) Dashboard Development
6 7 (17.50%) DevOps
6 7 (17.50%) Digital Banking
6 7 (17.50%) Infrastructure as Code
6 7 (17.50%) Migration
6 7 (17.50%) SDLC
6 7 (17.50%) Software Delivery
6 7 (17.50%) TOGAF
7 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 5 (12.50%) Project Management
8 3 (7.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) SQL
2 7 (17.50%) Groovy
2 7 (17.50%) Java
2 7 (17.50%) Shell Script
3 5 (12.50%) Python
4 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) Degree
2 7 (17.50%) AWS Certification
2 7 (17.50%) TOGAF Certification
3 5 (12.50%) DBS Check
4 3 (7.50%) HND
5 2 (5.00%) CCNP
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.00%) OCP
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (27.50%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (5.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 32 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (17.50%) Docker
3 7 (17.50%) Virtual Desktop
3 7 (17.50%) vSphere
4 5 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (7.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 3 (7.50%) VMware Server
6 3 (7.50%) XenDesktop
7 2 (5.00%) HDFS
7 2 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) Ansible
1 9 (22.50%) Kubernetes
2 7 (17.50%) Terraform
3 5 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (12.50%) Puppet
4 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (5.00%) HAProxy
5 2 (5.00%) vRealize
6 1 (2.50%) SCCM
6 1 (2.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 32 (80.00%) VMware
2 26 (65.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (32.50%) Citrix
4 11 (27.50%) Dell Compellent
5 7 (17.50%) Dell
6 6 (15.00%) NetApp
7 4 (10.00%) Oracle
8 3 (7.50%) Bloomberg
8 3 (7.50%) Cisco
9 2 (5.00%) F5
9 2 (5.00%) IBM
9 2 (5.00%) Infoblox
9 2 (5.00%) Informatica
9 2 (5.00%) Okta
9 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
9 2 (5.00%) Veeam
10 1 (2.50%) Apple
10 1 (2.50%) Vertica