Period
to 5 May 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 5 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
England > South East
6 months to
5 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 318 373 444
Rank change year-on-year +55 +71 +42
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 49 55 69
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.38% 0.29% 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 2.01% 1.88% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 11 40 41
10th Percentile £36,250 £27,500 £30,199
25th Percentile £48,125 £31,250 £38,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £35,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +71.43% -22.22% +2.86%
75th Percentile £62,500 £43,750 £61,250
90th Percentile " £47,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -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 South East with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2,440 2,927 4,251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.74% 15.69% 16.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,950 2,399 3,436
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Hampshire +44 22 £57,500 +76.92% 2
Buckinghamshire +44 17 £67,500 +107.69% 1
Thames Valley +30 17 £67,500 +68.75% 2
Surrey +26 6 £60,000 +100.00%
West Sussex +12 1 £32,000 +12.28%
Kent +4 1 £40,000 -
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
Virtual Servers
England

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 39 (79.59%) VMware
1 39 (79.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (77.55%) DNS
3 36 (73.47%) Microsoft
4 34 (69.39%) Active Directory
5 32 (65.31%) DHCP
5 32 (65.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 30 (61.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 26 (53.06%) Ansible
7 26 (53.06%) Data Centre
8 24 (48.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 23 (46.94%) AWS
10 22 (44.90%) F5
11 21 (42.86%) Kubernetes
12 20 (40.82%) Cisco
13 19 (38.78%) Dell
13 19 (38.78%) Windows
13 19 (38.78%) Linux
13 19 (38.78%) SAN
13 19 (38.78%) Azure
14 18 (36.73%) Load Balancing
14 18 (36.73%) Citrix
15 17 (34.69%) Cisco Certification
15 17 (34.69%) IBM
15 17 (34.69%) CCNP
15 17 (34.69%) LDAP
15 17 (34.69%) Red Hat
15 17 (34.69%) NAS
15 17 (34.69%) XenApp
15 17 (34.69%) XenDesktop

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 9 (18.37%) MS Exchange
2 8 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (8.16%) Apache
3 4 (8.16%) Apache Spark
3 4 (8.16%) GemFire
4 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 23 (46.94%) AWS
2 19 (38.78%) Azure
3 16 (32.65%) OpenShift
4 5 (10.20%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (10.20%) GitHub
5 4 (8.16%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (2.04%) Mimecast
6 1 (2.04%) Power Platform
6 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (77.55%) DNS
2 32 (65.31%) DHCP
3 19 (38.78%) SAN
4 17 (34.69%) NAS
5 15 (30.61%) Firewall
6 14 (28.57%) VSAN
7 6 (12.24%) SSL
8 5 (10.20%) BGP
8 5 (10.20%) BIG-IP
8 5 (10.20%) HTTP
8 5 (10.20%) Network Security
8 5 (10.20%) OSPF
8 5 (10.20%) TCP/IP
9 2 (4.08%) PBX
9 2 (4.08%) VLAN
10 1 (2.04%) MPLS
10 1 (2.04%) PSTN
10 1 (2.04%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (2.04%) SS7
10 1 (2.04%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) HBase
1 4 (8.16%) MariaDB
1 4 (8.16%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (8.16%) Redis
2 1 (2.04%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Bitbucket
1 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
2 4 (8.16%) Cypress.io
2 4 (8.16%) Eclipse
2 4 (8.16%) Gradle
2 4 (8.16%) IntelliJ
2 4 (8.16%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.16%) JUnit
2 4 (8.16%) Mockito
2 4 (8.16%) Protractor
2 4 (8.16%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (8.16%) Storybook
3 1 (2.04%) GitLab
General
1 16 (32.65%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.24%) Finance
3 5 (10.20%) Back Office
3 5 (10.20%) Banking
3 5 (10.20%) Law
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 31 (63.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (28.57%) Design Engineer
2 14 (28.57%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
3 9 (18.37%) IT Engineer
4 8 (16.33%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Architect
5 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Platform Architect
5 5 (10.20%) Principal Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Designer
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Designer
6 3 (6.12%) Solutions Designer
6 3 (6.12%) Virtualisation Specialist
7 2 (4.08%) Server Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 1 (2.04%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (2.04%) IT Support Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (34.69%) LDAP
2 4 (8.16%) AngularJS
2 4 (8.16%) CSS
2 4 (8.16%) Express
2 4 (8.16%) JSON
2 4 (8.16%) Kafka
2 4 (8.16%) Node.js
2 4 (8.16%) React
2 4 (8.16%) Redux
2 4 (8.16%) RESTful
2 4 (8.16%) Spark Streaming
2 4 (8.16%) Spring
2 4 (8.16%) Tailwind CSS
2 4 (8.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 4 (8.16%) WireMock
3 1 (2.04%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (53.06%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.16%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (8.16%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.04%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.78%) Linux
1 19 (38.78%) Windows
2 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2012
2 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2016
3 14 (28.57%) Windows 10
3 14 (28.57%) Windows Server 2019
4 4 (8.16%) Unix
5 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (65.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 18 (36.73%) Load Balancing
3 17 (34.69%) Converged Infrastructure
3 17 (34.69%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 17 (34.69%) Requirements Gathering
4 16 (32.65%) eTOM
4 16 (32.65%) ITIL
4 16 (32.65%) Network Virtualisation
5 14 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 14 (28.57%) IT Strategy
5 14 (28.57%) ITIL V3
5 14 (28.57%) Service Management
6 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (12.24%) Migration
7 5 (10.20%) Analytics
7 5 (10.20%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (10.20%) Dashboard Development
7 5 (10.20%) DevOps
7 5 (10.20%) SDLC
7 5 (10.20%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.65%) PowerShell
2 10 (20.41%) Shell Script
3 6 (12.24%) Python
4 5 (10.20%) Groovy
4 5 (10.20%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (48.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 17 (34.69%) CCNP
2 17 (34.69%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (24.49%) SC Cleared
3 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
4 8 (16.33%) VCP6
5 7 (14.29%) MCP
5 7 (14.29%) MCSA
5 7 (14.29%) MCSE
5 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (12.24%) Degree
7 5 (10.20%) AWS Certification
7 5 (10.20%) TOGAF Certification
8 4 (8.16%) OCP
8 4 (8.16%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 39 (79.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (69.39%) Active Directory
3 30 (61.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 17 (34.69%) XenApp
4 17 (34.69%) XenDesktop
5 15 (30.61%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (28.57%) VMware NSX
7 9 (18.37%) vSphere
8 5 (10.20%) Docker
9 4 (8.16%) HDFS
10 3 (6.12%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 26 (53.06%) Ansible
2 21 (42.86%) Kubernetes
3 17 (34.69%) HAProxy
3 17 (34.69%) vRealize
4 5 (10.20%) Terraform
5 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.04%) Puppet
5 1 (2.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (79.59%) VMware
2 36 (73.47%) Microsoft
3 22 (44.90%) F5
4 20 (40.82%) Cisco
5 19 (38.78%) Dell
6 18 (36.73%) Citrix
7 17 (34.69%) IBM
7 17 (34.69%) Infoblox
7 17 (34.69%) Red Hat
8 16 (32.65%) Oracle
9 6 (12.24%) CommVault
10 4 (8.16%) Okta
11 1 (2.04%) AlienVault
11 1 (2.04%) BT
11 1 (2.04%) Carbon Black
11 1 (2.04%) HP
11 1 (2.04%) Juniper
11 1 (2.04%) Veeam