Period
to 27 February 2020

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 27 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
England > South East
6 months to
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 389 438 501
Rank change year-on-year +49 +63 -44
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 74 70 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.33% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 2.05% 1.74% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 56 43 47
South East median annual salary £37,000 £52,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.52% +40.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £58,125 £70,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year -11.11% +6.51% -3.98%

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 3,604 4,025 4,269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.93% 15.00% 13.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2,932 3,264 3,567
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

Virtual Servers
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Virtual Servers as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Servers in the South East over the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 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
Thames Valley +52 27 £40,000 - 7
Hampshire +6 26 £38,000 -36.67% 2
Berkshire +42 15 £40,000 -13.51% 5
Surrey +31 12 £32,500 -36.59% 2
Oxfordshire +23 8 £35,750 +10.00%
West Sussex +15 5 £30,000 -6.25%
Buckinghamshire +9 4 £43,000 +7.50% 2
Kent +7 3 £37,500 - 1
East Sussex +4 1 - -
Virtual Servers
England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 South East region with a requirement for Virtual Servers.

1 47 (63.51%) Windows
2 42 (56.76%) Windows Server
3 36 (48.65%) Active Directory
4 31 (41.89%) VMware
4 31 (41.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 30 (40.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 28 (37.84%) Linux
7 26 (35.14%) Microsoft
8 22 (29.73%) Firewall
9 21 (28.38%) Hyper-V
10 18 (24.32%) IIS
11 17 (22.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 16 (21.62%) Azure
12 16 (21.62%) SQL
12 16 (21.62%) ITIL
12 16 (21.62%) WAN
13 14 (18.92%) SSL
13 14 (18.92%) Office 365
14 12 (16.22%) Apache
14 12 (16.22%) MS Exchange
14 12 (16.22%) LAN
14 12 (16.22%) Migration
15 11 (14.86%) Debian
15 11 (14.86%) DNS
15 11 (14.86%) SQL Server
15 11 (14.86%) SLA
16 10 (13.51%) VPN
16 10 (13.51%) SAN
16 10 (13.51%) XML
16 10 (13.51%) XML Messaging

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 18 (24.32%) IIS
2 12 (16.22%) Apache
2 12 (16.22%) MS Exchange
3 6 (8.11%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (8.11%) Tomcat
4 5 (6.76%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.41%) GeoServer
6 3 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.35%) ArcGIS
8 1 (1.35%) Confluence
8 1 (1.35%) GlassFish
8 1 (1.35%) JCAPS
8 1 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.35%) Site Server
8 1 (1.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.62%) Azure
2 14 (18.92%) Office 365
3 10 (13.51%) AWS
4 6 (8.11%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (8.11%) Power Platform
4 6 (8.11%) PowerApps
5 3 (4.05%) GCP
5 3 (4.05%) IaaS
5 3 (4.05%) PaaS
6 2 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.70%) SaaS
7 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.35%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (1.35%) npm
7 1 (1.35%) NuGet
7 1 (1.35%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (29.73%) Firewall
2 16 (21.62%) WAN
3 14 (18.92%) SSL
4 12 (16.22%) LAN
5 11 (14.86%) DNS
6 10 (13.51%) SAN
6 10 (13.51%) VPN
7 9 (12.16%) DHCP
8 8 (10.81%) iSCSI
8 8 (10.81%) VLAN
9 7 (9.46%) NAS
9 7 (9.46%) TCP/IP
10 4 (5.41%) IP Telephony
10 4 (5.41%) VoIP
11 3 (4.05%) Unified Communications
11 3 (4.05%) Wireless
12 2 (2.70%) IPsec
12 2 (2.70%) Network Security
12 2 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (2.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.05%) GIS
3 3 (4.05%) MariaDB
3 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.70%) MySQL
5 1 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.35%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) JIRA
2 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.35%) Bower
3 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (9.46%) Retail
2 5 (6.76%) Advertising
2 5 (6.76%) Military
3 3 (4.05%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.35%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 24 (32.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (21.62%) Support Engineer
3 12 (16.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 11 (14.86%) IT Engineer
5 9 (12.16%) IT Support
6 8 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (9.46%) IT Support Engineer
8 6 (8.11%) Integration Specialist
8 6 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (8.11%) Technical Specialist
9 5 (6.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (6.76%) Architect
9 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (6.76%) Junior
9 5 (6.76%) Junior Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (6.76%) VMware Architect
9 5 (6.76%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (6.76%) Wintel Architect
10 4 (5.41%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.51%) XML
1 10 (13.51%) XML Messaging
2 4 (5.41%) Middleware
3 3 (4.05%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (4.05%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.35%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.35%) LAMP
4 1 (1.35%) PostGIS
4 1 (1.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.51%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.81%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.41%) NHS
5 3 (4.05%) Replication
6 2 (2.70%) Clustering
6 2 (2.70%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.35%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.35%) FMCG
7 1 (1.35%) IVR
7 1 (1.35%) PKI
7 1 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 47 (63.51%) Windows
2 42 (56.76%) Windows Server
3 28 (37.84%) Linux
4 11 (14.86%) Debian
5 6 (8.11%) Unix
6 4 (5.41%) Windows 10
6 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.70%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.35%) Android
8 1 (1.35%) Solaris
8 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.35%) VMS
8 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (40.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 16 (21.62%) ITIL
3 12 (16.22%) Migration
4 7 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (8.11%) Change Management
5 6 (8.11%) Deployment Automation
5 6 (8.11%) Project Delivery
6 5 (6.76%) Patch Management
7 4 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.41%) B2B
7 4 (5.41%) Data Acquisition
7 4 (5.41%) Data Management
7 4 (5.41%) DevOps
7 4 (5.41%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 4 (5.41%) High Availability
7 4 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (5.41%) Server Management
7 4 (5.41%) Web Filtering
8 3 (4.05%) Informatics
8 3 (4.05%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.62%) SQL
2 5 (6.76%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.35%) Java
3 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (10.81%) Degree
2 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.11%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.76%) MCSE
3 5 (6.76%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.05%) Avaya Certification
5 2 (2.70%) CCNA
5 2 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.35%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.86%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 36 (48.65%) Active Directory
2 31 (41.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (28.38%) Hyper-V
4 17 (22.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (8.11%) Docker
6 4 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (4.05%) ISA Server
7 3 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.70%) Terminal Server
8 2 (2.70%) XenApp
9 1 (1.35%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.35%) Firmware
9 1 (1.35%) GeoWebCache
9 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.35%) NFS
9 1 (1.35%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.35%) vSphere
9 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) SCCM
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (4.05%) Puppet
3 2 (2.70%) Ansible
3 2 (2.70%) AppManager
3 2 (2.70%) Nagios
3 2 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.70%) SCOM
3 2 (2.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (2.70%) WSUS
4 1 (1.35%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.35%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 31 (41.89%) VMware
2 26 (35.14%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.46%) Veeam
4 5 (6.76%) Cisco
4 5 (6.76%) HP
4 5 (6.76%) PlateSpin
5 4 (5.41%) Avaya
5 4 (5.41%) Dell
5 4 (5.41%) Oracle
6 3 (4.05%) CheckPoint
6 3 (4.05%) EMC
6 3 (4.05%) Forcepoint
6 3 (4.05%) IBM
6 3 (4.05%) Meraki
6 3 (4.05%) Nimble Storage
6 3 (4.05%) Palo Alto
6 3 (4.05%) Synology
7 2 (2.70%) Acronis
7 2 (2.70%) Dell Compellent
7 2 (2.70%) Mitel