Period
to 12 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 12 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 491 588 659
Rank change year-on-year +97 +71 +13
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 90 266 261
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.26% 0.32% 0.27%
As % of the System Software category 1.44% 1.91% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 81 229 155
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £49,500 £58,750 £50,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% -2.35%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 6,256 13,958 13,643
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 17.82% 17.01% 14.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4,954 11,380 10,802
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +11.84%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £22,100
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £53,262 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.52% +5.26% +7.95%

Virtual Servers
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Virtual Servers as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Servers in the UK excluding London

Virtual Servers
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Virtual Servers in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Virtual Servers in the UK excluding London

Virtual Servers
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Servers in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Virtual Servers in the UK excluding London

Virtual Servers
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Servers within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 12 August 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
Midlands +97 23 £45,000 +9.09% 1
West Midlands +84 22 £45,000 +5.88% 1
South East +139 21 £42,500 -15.00% 10
North of England +68 20 £38,000 +8.57% 6
East of England +107 13 £30,000 -14.29% 1
South West +115 12 £38,750 -3.13% 3
Yorkshire +93 10 £38,000 +13.43% 1
North East +21 8 £35,000 -17.65% 4
North West +85 2 £49,000 +20.99% 1
East Midlands +78 1 £50,000 +33.33%
Wales +35 1 £45,000 +40.63%
Virtual Servers
UK

For the 6 months to 12 August 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Virtual Servers.

1 65 (72.22%) Windows
2 61 (67.78%) VMware
2 61 (67.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (58.89%) Microsoft
4 51 (56.67%) Active Directory
5 47 (52.22%) Office 365
6 45 (50.00%) Windows Server
7 42 (46.67%) DNS
7 42 (46.67%) Firewall
7 42 (46.67%) Hyper-V
8 40 (44.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 39 (43.33%) DHCP
9 39 (43.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 37 (41.11%) Azure
11 32 (35.56%) TCP/IP
12 24 (26.67%) Wireless
13 22 (24.44%) VPN
13 22 (24.44%) LAN
13 22 (24.44%) SQL
13 22 (24.44%) Microsoft Office
14 21 (23.33%) SAN
15 18 (20.00%) Linux
16 17 (18.89%) WAN
17 16 (17.78%) ITIL
17 16 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
18 15 (16.67%) SQL Server
18 15 (16.67%) Veeam
19 14 (15.56%) SharePoint
19 14 (15.56%) Windows Server 2016
20 12 (13.33%) Data Centre

Virtual Servers
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 14 (15.56%) SharePoint
2 12 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 9 (10.00%) IIS
4 4 (4.44%) Apache
4 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.22%) GeoServer
6 1 (1.11%) ArcGIS
6 1 (1.11%) Confluence
6 1 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.11%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.11%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (24.44%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Exchequer
2 1 (1.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 47 (52.22%) Office 365
2 37 (41.11%) Azure
3 11 (12.22%) AWS
4 5 (5.56%) IaaS
5 4 (4.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (4.44%) SaaS
6 3 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (3.33%) Amazon S3
6 3 (3.33%) Route 53
7 2 (2.22%) Mimecast
8 1 (1.11%) GCP
8 1 (1.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (46.67%) DNS
1 42 (46.67%) Firewall
2 39 (43.33%) DHCP
3 32 (35.56%) TCP/IP
4 24 (26.67%) Wireless
5 22 (24.44%) LAN
5 22 (24.44%) VPN
6 21 (23.33%) SAN
7 17 (18.89%) WAN
8 9 (10.00%) NAS
8 9 (10.00%) PBX
9 8 (8.89%) VLAN
10 7 (7.78%) VoIP
11 6 (6.67%) iSCSI
12 4 (4.44%) Internet
12 4 (4.44%) Network Security
12 4 (4.44%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (4.44%) Skype
12 4 (4.44%) SSL
12 4 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.00%) MySQL
3 4 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (4.44%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.33%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.33%) InfluxDB
4 3 (3.33%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (3.33%) SQLite
5 1 (1.11%) GIS
5 1 (1.11%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.11%) Redis
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Subversion
1 3 (3.33%) TeamCity
1 3 (3.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.11%) JIRA
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle APEX
General
1 4 (4.44%) Back Office
1 4 (4.44%) Manufacturing
1 4 (4.44%) Public Sector
2 3 (3.33%) Electronics
2 3 (3.33%) Finance
3 2 (2.22%) Games
4 1 (1.11%) Billing
4 1 (1.11%) Law
4 1 (1.11%) Legal
4 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 18 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 13 (14.44%) IT Engineer
4 10 (11.11%) Server Engineer
4 10 (11.11%) Server Support
5 9 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 9 (10.00%) Hyper-V Engineer
5 9 (10.00%) Network Support
5 9 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 9 (10.00%) Server Support Engineer
5 9 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
5 9 (10.00%) VMware Support Engineer
6 7 (7.78%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 6 (6.67%) IT Support
7 6 (6.67%) Security Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 6 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
8 5 (5.56%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.44%) COM
1 4 (4.44%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (3.33%) .NET
2 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 3 (3.33%) CSS
2 3 (3.33%) HTML
2 3 (3.33%) Kafka
2 3 (3.33%) KnockoutJS
2 3 (3.33%) MFC
2 3 (3.33%) MSMQ
2 3 (3.33%) Razor View Engine
2 3 (3.33%) REST
2 3 (3.33%) WebRTC
2 3 (3.33%) WebSockets
2 3 (3.33%) WinForms
2 3 (3.33%) XML
2 3 (3.33%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.67%) Replication
3 4 (4.44%) Clustering
3 4 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.22%) Handset
5 2 (2.22%) PKI
5 2 (2.22%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.11%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.11%) NHS
6 1 (1.11%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.11%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.11%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 65 (72.22%) Windows
2 45 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 18 (20.00%) Linux
4 16 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (15.56%) Windows Server 2016
6 10 (11.11%) Windows 10
7 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (5.56%) Windows 7
10 3 (3.33%) Android
10 3 (3.33%) Debian
11 2 (2.22%) CentOS
11 2 (2.22%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.22%) Unix
12 1 (1.11%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (1.11%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.11%) Solaris
12 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.11%) VMS
12 1 (1.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (43.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 16 (17.78%) ITIL
3 9 (10.00%) Information Security
3 9 (10.00%) Migration
3 9 (10.00%) Server Management
4 8 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (8.89%) Patch Management
4 8 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (8.89%) Service Delivery
5 6 (6.67%) Business Continuity
5 6 (6.67%) Data Protection
5 6 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (6.67%) Service Management
6 5 (5.56%) Project Delivery
6 5 (5.56%) Security Patching
6 5 (5.56%) SIEM
7 4 (4.44%) Antivirus Management
7 4 (4.44%) High Availability
7 4 (4.44%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (4.44%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.44%) SQL
2 11 (12.22%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.44%) C++
4 3 (3.33%) C#
4 3 (3.33%) Elixir
4 3 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.33%) Ruby
4 3 (3.33%) TypeScript
5 2 (2.22%) C
6 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.11%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.11%) Java
6 1 (1.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (10.00%) Degree
2 6 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.33%) DV Cleared
3 3 (3.33%) HND
4 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.11%) VCP6
5 1 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (7.78%) SLA
3 4 (4.44%) NIST
3 4 (4.44%) PCI DSS
4 3 (3.33%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 61 (67.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (56.67%) Active Directory
3 42 (46.67%) Hyper-V
4 40 (44.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 8 (8.89%) vSphere
6 5 (5.56%) VMware Server
7 4 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (3.33%) XenApp
9 2 (2.22%) Firmware
9 2 (2.22%) KVM
9 2 (2.22%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (2.22%) VMware NSX
9 2 (2.22%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.11%) Docker
10 1 (1.11%) GeoWebCache
10 1 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.11%) NFS
10 1 (1.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 10 (11.11%) SCCM
2 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 4 (4.44%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.33%) Terraform
4 3 (3.33%) WSUS
5 2 (2.22%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.22%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.11%) PaperCut
6 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.11%) SCOM
6 1 (1.11%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 61 (67.78%) VMware
2 53 (58.89%) Microsoft
3 15 (16.67%) Veeam
4 11 (12.22%) Cisco
4 11 (12.22%) Citrix
5 10 (11.11%) HP
6 9 (10.00%) Palo Alto
7 7 (7.78%) Meraki
8 5 (5.56%) Aruba
8 5 (5.56%) CheckPoint
8 5 (5.56%) Nimble Storage
8 5 (5.56%) Ruckus Wireless
8 5 (5.56%) Synology
9 4 (4.44%) Barracuda Networks
9 4 (4.44%) IronPort
9 4 (4.44%) McAfee
9 4 (4.44%) Oracle
10 3 (3.33%) Apple
10 3 (3.33%) NetApp
10 3 (3.33%) Veritas