Period
to 7 December 2019

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 7 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 568 660 662
Rank change year-on-year +92 +2 -41
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 241 235 263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.32% 0.26% 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 1.90% 1.75% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 194 145 205
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% -6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £24,075 £21,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £61,700 £52,500
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -9.09%

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 12,691 13,402 12,813
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.78% 14.93% 12.76%
Number of salaries quoted 10,397 10,728 10,607
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £61,350
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

Virtual Servers
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Virtual Servers as a percentage 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

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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Servers in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 2019. 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
South East +58 87 £50,000 - 15
Midlands +60 71 £33,000 +2.38% 4
West Midlands +63 60 £36,250 +11.54% 3
North of England +3 43 £35,000 +27.27% 9
East of England +69 23 £27,000 -13.46% 5
Yorkshire +4 19 £32,500 -7.14% 5
North West -16 17 £39,674 +76.33% 2
East Midlands +15 11 £29,000 +19.59% 1
South West +4 9 £42,500 +1.19% 3
North East +27 7 £42,500 - 2
Scotland +18 4 £29,500 -35.52% 5
Wales +5 4 £35,750 +30.00% 3
Northern Ireland +5 1 £27,500 -8.33%
Virtual Servers
UK

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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.

1 159 (65.98%) Windows
2 131 (54.36%) VMware
2 131 (54.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (50.21%) Active Directory
4 101 (41.91%) Microsoft
5 97 (40.25%) Windows Server
6 86 (35.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 81 (33.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 77 (31.95%) Office 365
9 75 (31.12%) Hyper-V
10 53 (21.99%) WAN
10 53 (21.99%) Linux
11 52 (21.58%) Data Centre
12 51 (21.16%) SCCM
13 47 (19.50%) SQL
13 47 (19.50%) Azure
14 46 (19.09%) ITIL
14 46 (19.09%) Firewall
15 44 (18.26%) Problem-Solving
16 43 (17.84%) MS Exchange
16 43 (17.84%) LAN
17 39 (16.18%) SAN
18 35 (14.52%) DNS
19 34 (14.11%) Cisco
20 33 (13.69%) Veeam
20 33 (13.69%) Degree
20 33 (13.69%) Wireless
20 33 (13.69%) Retail
21 32 (13.28%) Citrix
21 32 (13.28%) DHCP

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 43 (17.84%) MS Exchange
2 18 (7.47%) IIS
3 13 (5.39%) SharePoint
4 12 (4.98%) Apache
5 8 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.49%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.66%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.66%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.41%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.41%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.41%) JCAPS
10 1 (0.41%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.41%) SAS
10 1 (0.41%) Site Server
Applications
1 29 (12.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.90%) Workfront
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 77 (31.95%) Office 365
2 47 (19.50%) Azure
3 26 (10.79%) SaaS
4 9 (3.73%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (3.73%) Power Platform
4 9 (3.73%) PowerApps
5 8 (3.32%) AWS
6 7 (2.90%) IaaS
6 7 (2.90%) PaaS
7 5 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (1.24%) Mimecast
9 3 (1.24%) NuGet
10 2 (0.83%) GCP
10 2 (0.83%) npm
11 1 (0.41%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.41%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 53 (21.99%) WAN
2 46 (19.09%) Firewall
3 43 (17.84%) LAN
4 39 (16.18%) SAN
5 35 (14.52%) DNS
6 33 (13.69%) Wireless
7 32 (13.28%) DHCP
8 28 (11.62%) VPN
9 21 (8.71%) Network Security
10 19 (7.88%) VLAN
11 17 (7.05%) TCP/IP
12 13 (5.39%) MPLS
13 12 (4.98%) NAS
13 12 (4.98%) SSL
14 11 (4.56%) SMS
14 11 (4.56%) VoIP
15 10 (4.15%) Unified Communications
15 10 (4.15%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (3.32%) Intrusion Detection
16 8 (3.32%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.07%) MariaDB
2 5 (2.07%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.66%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (0.41%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.41%) Apache Zeppelin
6 1 (0.41%) Big Data
6 1 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.41%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.41%) Impala
6 1 (0.41%) MySQL
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.41%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 7 (2.90%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (1.24%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.24%) MSI
3 2 (0.83%) Bower
3 2 (0.83%) JIRA
3 2 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 33 (13.69%) Retail
2 28 (11.62%) Finance
3 27 (11.20%) Legal
4 20 (8.30%) Telecoms
5 13 (5.39%) Public Sector
6 9 (3.73%) Manufacturing
6 9 (3.73%) Military
7 4 (1.66%) Fire and Rescue
8 1 (0.41%) Advertising
8 1 (0.41%) French Language
8 1 (0.41%) German Language
Job Titles
1 70 (29.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 40 (16.60%) Support Engineer
3 36 (14.94%) IT Support
4 34 (14.11%) IT Engineer
5 33 (13.69%) Architect
6 26 (10.79%) IT Support Engineer
7 24 (9.96%) Solutions Architect
8 23 (9.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 18 (7.47%) IT Architect
9 18 (7.47%) Systems Engineer
10 16 (6.64%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (5.39%) Network Engineer
12 12 (4.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 12 (4.98%) Administrator
12 12 (4.98%) Analyst
13 10 (4.15%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (4.15%) Citrix Engineer
13 10 (4.15%) Senior Citrix Engineer
14 9 (3.73%) Infrastructure Architect
14 9 (3.73%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.15%) XML
1 10 (4.15%) XML Messaging
2 5 (2.07%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (1.66%) Middleware
4 3 (1.24%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.83%) .NET
5 2 (0.83%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.41%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.41%) Apache NiFi
6 1 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.41%) JSON
6 1 (0.41%) Kafka
6 1 (0.41%) LAMP
6 1 (0.41%) Play Framework
6 1 (0.41%) Spring
6 1 (0.41%) Web Services
6 1 (0.41%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (21.58%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.22%) CCTV
3 12 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.56%) User Experience
5 9 (3.73%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (3.32%) Replication
7 7 (2.90%) Driving Licence
8 6 (2.49%) NHS
9 4 (1.66%) Clustering
9 4 (1.66%) e-Learning
9 4 (1.66%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.66%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.24%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.83%) EMC VMAX
11 2 (0.83%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.83%) IVR
11 2 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.41%) Fibre Optics
12 1 (0.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 159 (65.98%) Windows
2 97 (40.25%) Windows Server
3 53 (21.99%) Linux
4 22 (9.13%) Windows 10
5 19 (7.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (6.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (4.98%) Debian
8 10 (4.15%) Android
9 9 (3.73%) Windows 8
10 8 (3.32%) Mac OS
11 7 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (2.90%) Unix
12 5 (2.07%) CentOS
12 5 (2.07%) Mac OS X
12 5 (2.07%) Windows 7
13 4 (1.66%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.83%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.83%) VMS
15 1 (0.41%) SUSE
15 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (35.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 46 (19.09%) ITIL
3 44 (18.26%) Problem-Solving
4 30 (12.45%) Architectural Design
5 26 (10.79%) Change Management
5 26 (10.79%) Service Management
6 25 (10.37%) Data Security
6 25 (10.37%) Network Architecture
6 25 (10.37%) Technical Architecture
7 24 (9.96%) Business Analysis
7 24 (9.96%) Computer Science
7 24 (9.96%) Data Integration
7 24 (9.96%) Data Protection
7 24 (9.96%) Enterprise Modelling
7 24 (9.96%) UML
8 21 (8.71%) Migration
9 20 (8.30%) Patch Management
10 19 (7.88%) Project Management
11 16 (6.64%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (5.81%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (19.50%) SQL
2 24 (9.96%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.24%) Python
4 2 (0.83%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.83%) VBScript
5 1 (0.41%) Java
5 1 (0.41%) PHP
5 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.41%) R
5 1 (0.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 33 (13.69%) Degree
2 30 (12.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (8.71%) MCSA
3 21 (8.71%) Security Cleared
4 19 (7.88%) MCSE
5 16 (6.64%) CCNA
5 16 (6.64%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (4.98%) DV Cleared
7 8 (3.32%) CCDA
7 8 (3.32%) CCNP
8 7 (2.90%) SC Cleared
9 6 (2.49%) MCP
10 4 (1.66%) CCA
10 4 (1.66%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (1.24%) Avaya Certification
11 3 (1.24%) CCENT
11 3 (1.24%) DBS Check
11 3 (1.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.98%) SLA
2 3 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.41%) GDPR
System Software
1 131 (54.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 121 (50.21%) Active Directory
3 81 (33.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 75 (31.12%) Hyper-V
5 22 (9.13%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (7.88%) XenDesktop
7 16 (6.64%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (5.81%) XenApp
9 13 (5.39%) Firmware
10 10 (4.15%) Docker
11 5 (2.07%) Terminal Services
12 3 (1.24%) ISA Server
12 3 (1.24%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.41%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.41%) NFS
13 1 (0.41%) vCloud
13 1 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 51 (21.16%) SCCM
2 25 (10.37%) WSUS
3 14 (5.81%) NetBackup
4 11 (4.56%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (3.32%) SCOM
6 7 (2.90%) Backup Exec
6 7 (2.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 7 (2.90%) Puppet
7 5 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (2.07%) vCenter Server
8 4 (1.66%) ZABBIX
9 3 (1.24%) Ansible
9 3 (1.24%) Packer
9 3 (1.24%) Terraform
10 2 (0.83%) AppManager
10 2 (0.83%) Nagios
10 2 (0.83%) SnapMirror
10 2 (0.83%) SnapVault
10 2 (0.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 131 (54.36%) VMware
2 101 (41.91%) Microsoft
3 34 (14.11%) Cisco
4 33 (13.69%) Veeam
5 32 (13.28%) Citrix
6 23 (9.54%) HP
7 16 (6.64%) Oracle
8 15 (6.22%) 3PAR
9 13 (5.39%) Dell
10 12 (4.98%) NetApp
11 11 (4.56%) Forcepoint
11 11 (4.56%) McAfee
11 11 (4.56%) Symantec
12 9 (3.73%) EMC
12 9 (3.73%) PlateSpin
13 8 (3.32%) CheckPoint
13 8 (3.32%) Huawei
13 8 (3.32%) Remedy
14 7 (2.90%) Ivanti
14 7 (2.90%) ServiceNow