Period
to 19 January 2022

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 19 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
England > South East
6 months to
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 391 272 383
Rank change year-on-year -119 +111 +79
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 55 54 88
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.31% 0.54% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 1.75% 2.97% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 52 13 69
10th Percentile £30,201 £31,800 £30,800
25th Percentile £34,000 £40,000 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £39,000 £49,000 £49,000
Median % change year-on-year -20.41% - -8.84%
75th Percentile £54,063 £62,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £55,000 - £62,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -11.11%

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 3,142 1,816 3,694
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.61% 18.32% 16.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2,178 1,483 3,032
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,050 £24,750
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £30,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £57,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.64% +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 19 January 2022.

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 19 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley -58 26 £36,000 -3.36% 5
Hampshire -78 22 £55,000 +12.24% 3
Oxfordshire -10 18 £36,000 +7.46% 2
Surrey -59 5 £52,500 -12.50%
Berkshire - 5 £47,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire -62 3 £39,000 -4.88% 1
Kent -51 1 £39,500 -1.25% 2
Middlesex - 1 £39,000 -
Virtual Servers
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, 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 38 (69.09%) Windows
2 34 (61.82%) Microsoft
2 34 (61.82%) VMware
2 34 (61.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (50.91%) Windows Server
4 25 (45.45%) Active Directory
5 23 (41.82%) Azure
5 23 (41.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 23 (41.82%) Microsoft 365
6 21 (38.18%) Data Centre
7 20 (36.36%) Social Skills
7 20 (36.36%) Linux
8 19 (34.55%) MS Exchange
9 18 (32.73%) AWS
10 17 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (30.91%) ITIL
11 16 (29.09%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
13 14 (25.45%) SQL
13 14 (25.45%) Terraform
13 14 (25.45%) AWS CloudFormation
13 14 (25.45%) Kubernetes
13 14 (25.45%) DevOps
14 13 (23.64%) Self-Motivation
15 12 (21.82%) Microsoft Office
15 12 (21.82%) Citrix
16 11 (20.00%) Replication
16 11 (20.00%) Data Security
16 11 (20.00%) Web Services
16 11 (20.00%) SQL Server

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 19 (34.55%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (21.82%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (7.27%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 23 (41.82%) Azure
1 23 (41.82%) Microsoft 365
2 18 (32.73%) AWS
3 14 (25.45%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (20.00%) Amazon ECS
4 11 (20.00%) Amazon S3
4 11 (20.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (7.27%) Azure Storage
6 3 (5.45%) GitHub
6 3 (5.45%) SaaS
7 1 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.82%) Azure Monitor
7 1 (1.82%) Azure Sentinel
7 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.73%) DNS
1 7 (12.73%) Wireless
2 6 (10.91%) DHCP
3 5 (9.09%) Firewall
4 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.45%) IPv4
5 3 (5.45%) IPv6
5 3 (5.45%) NAS
5 3 (5.45%) VLAN
5 3 (5.45%) WAN
6 1 (1.82%) Internet
6 1 (1.82%) SAN
6 1 (1.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Bitbucket
1 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.45%) GitLab
General
1 20 (36.36%) Social Skills
2 6 (10.91%) Finance
3 3 (5.45%) Banking
3 3 (5.45%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 3 (5.45%) Law
4 2 (3.64%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 17 (30.91%) Support Engineer
2 13 (23.64%) Cloud Engineer
3 12 (21.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (16.36%) Infrastructure Support
5 9 (16.36%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 8 (14.55%) Network Engineer
6 8 (14.55%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (14.55%) Network Support
6 8 (14.55%) Network Support Engineer
7 6 (10.91%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (9.09%) IT Support
9 4 (7.27%) Administrator
9 4 (7.27%) IT Engineer
9 4 (7.27%) IT Technician
9 4 (7.27%) Systems Support Engineer
9 4 (7.27%) Windows Engineer
10 3 (5.45%) IT Support Engineer
10 3 (5.45%) Platform Architect
10 3 (5.45%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.00%) Web Services
2 3 (5.45%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (38.18%) Data Centre
2 13 (23.64%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (20.00%) Replication
4 4 (7.27%) CMDB
5 1 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 38 (69.09%) Windows
2 28 (50.91%) Windows Server
3 20 (36.36%) Linux
4 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (9.09%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.82%) Solaris
6 1 (1.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 17 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (30.91%) ITIL
3 16 (29.09%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (25.45%) DevOps
6 11 (20.00%) Data Security
6 11 (20.00%) Infrastructure Automation
6 11 (20.00%) Network Management
6 11 (20.00%) Storage Management
6 11 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 9 (16.36%) Proactive Monitoring
8 8 (14.55%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (12.73%) Migration
10 6 (10.91%) Project Delivery
11 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 4 (7.27%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 3 (5.45%) Dashboard Development
12 3 (5.45%) Data Analytics
12 3 (5.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.45%) SQL
2 3 (5.45%) Groovy
2 3 (5.45%) Java
2 3 (5.45%) Python
2 3 (5.45%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) Degree
2 5 (9.09%) DBS Check
3 3 (5.45%) AWS Certification
3 3 (5.45%) HND
3 3 (5.45%) TOGAF Certification
4 2 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (3.64%) SLA
3 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 34 (61.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 7 (12.73%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (10.91%) vSphere
6 5 (9.09%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (7.27%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (5.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (5.45%) Docker
8 3 (5.45%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (25.45%) Kubernetes
1 14 (25.45%) Terraform
2 3 (5.45%) Ansible
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.45%) Puppet
3 2 (3.64%) SCCM
3 2 (3.64%) SCOM
4 1 (1.82%) Nagios
4 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.82%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (61.82%) Microsoft
1 34 (61.82%) VMware
2 12 (21.82%) Citrix
3 11 (20.00%) Dell Compellent
4 4 (7.27%) SolarWinds
5 3 (5.45%) Bloomberg
5 3 (5.45%) Dell
5 3 (5.45%) NetApp
5 3 (5.45%) Veeam
6 2 (3.64%) Symantec
7 1 (1.82%) Apple
7 1 (1.82%) Cisco
7 1 (1.82%) Oracle
7 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.82%) Veritas