Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 610 662 718
Rank change year-on-year +52 +56 -35
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 244 262 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.29% 0.26% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 1.74% 1.89% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 208 153 170
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £28,625 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £58,900 £50,000 £56,879
UK median annual salary £41,625 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.06% - -

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 14,030 13,845 12,404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.87% 13.92% 12.26%
Number of salaries quoted 11,420 10,976 10,377
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £37,858
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +10.94% +0.95%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +9.20% +2.35%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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
North of England +46 94 £35,000 +12.00% 24
South East 0 73 £46,750 +3.89% 15
Yorkshire +27 48 £35,000 - 14
Midlands +65 35 £38,750 +3.33% 17
North West -8 35 £38,000 +26.67% 8
West Midlands +46 27 £42,500 +18.06% 13
South West +26 18 £36,875 -7.81% 13
East of England +50 16 £36,000 -2.70% 8
North East +26 11 £42,500 +9.68% 2
East Midlands +32 8 £37,500 - 4
Scotland - 6 £43,250 - 3
Wales +15 2 £32,000 +16.36% 5
Virtual Servers
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 172 (70.49%) Windows
2 128 (52.46%) Active Directory
3 122 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 119 (48.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 119 (48.77%) VMware
5 98 (40.16%) Microsoft
6 83 (34.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 77 (31.56%) Office 365
8 73 (29.92%) ITIL
9 70 (28.69%) Linux
10 66 (27.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 56 (22.95%) Microsoft Azure
12 53 (21.72%) MS Exchange
13 52 (21.31%) Hyper-V
14 51 (20.90%) Data Centre
14 51 (20.90%) SQL
15 48 (19.67%) DNS
15 48 (19.67%) Firewall
15 48 (19.67%) SCCM
16 47 (19.26%) Problem-Solving
16 47 (19.26%) SAN
16 47 (19.26%) SQL Server
17 45 (18.44%) Cisco
18 44 (18.03%) SLA
19 41 (16.80%) DHCP
19 41 (16.80%) Microsoft Certification
20 39 (15.98%) Windows Server 2012
21 37 (15.16%) PowerShell
21 37 (15.16%) Windows Server 2008
22 36 (14.75%) Microsoft Office

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 53 (21.72%) MS Exchange
2 30 (12.30%) IIS
3 28 (11.48%) SharePoint
4 20 (8.20%) Apache
5 18 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (4.10%) Confluence
8 7 (2.87%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (2.46%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (2.05%) SAS
11 4 (1.64%) Skype for Business
12 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (1.23%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.82%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.82%) nginx
13 2 (0.82%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.41%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.41%) Jupyter
Applications
1 36 (14.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.87%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 77 (31.56%) Office 365
2 56 (22.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (6.97%) IaaS
4 12 (4.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (4.51%) SaaS
6 10 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (3.69%) PaaS
8 6 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (2.46%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 48 (19.67%) DNS
1 48 (19.67%) Firewall
2 47 (19.26%) SAN
3 41 (16.80%) DHCP
4 30 (12.30%) SSL
5 25 (10.25%) LAN
6 21 (8.61%) WAN
7 20 (8.20%) TCP/IP
8 19 (7.79%) Network Security
9 15 (6.15%) NAS
10 14 (5.74%) Skype
10 14 (5.74%) VLAN
10 14 (5.74%) Wireless
11 13 (5.33%) VPN
12 10 (4.10%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (4.10%) Internet
12 10 (4.10%) Kerberos
12 10 (4.10%) VoIP
12 10 (4.10%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (3.28%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (19.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.87%) DB2
2 7 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.64%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.82%) MySQL
7 1 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.41%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.41%) Apache Zeppelin
7 1 (0.41%) Big Data
7 1 (0.41%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.41%) Impala
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (5.33%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.10%) JIRA
3 8 (3.28%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.87%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (2.87%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.41%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.41%) gulp
7 1 (0.41%) Protractor
7 1 (0.41%) Selenium
7 1 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (8.20%) Finance
2 13 (5.33%) Legal
3 12 (4.92%) Retail
4 8 (3.28%) Law
5 7 (2.87%) Back Office
5 7 (2.87%) Front Office
5 7 (2.87%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.87%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.46%) Military
7 2 (0.82%) Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.41%) Automotive
8 1 (0.41%) French Language
8 1 (0.41%) German Language
Job Titles
1 75 (30.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (11.89%) IT Engineer
3 28 (11.48%) Analyst
4 26 (10.66%) Technical Specialist
5 25 (10.25%) Integration Specialist
6 24 (9.84%) Administrator
7 20 (8.20%) Support Engineer
8 19 (7.79%) Systems Engineer
9 18 (7.38%) IT Support
9 18 (7.38%) Systems Administrator
10 16 (6.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 14 (5.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 14 (5.74%) Support Analyst
12 13 (5.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (4.92%) IT Analyst
14 11 (4.51%) Architect
14 11 (4.51%) IT Administrator
14 11 (4.51%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
15 10 (4.10%) Active Directory Engineer
16 8 (3.28%) IT Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.66%) XML
2 25 (10.25%) XML Messaging
3 8 (3.28%) Spring
4 7 (2.87%) Hibernate
5 3 (1.23%) Kafka
6 2 (0.82%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.41%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.41%) Apache NiFi
7 1 (0.41%) JSON
7 1 (0.41%) Node.js
7 1 (0.41%) Play Framework
7 1 (0.41%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 51 (20.90%) Data Centre
2 33 (13.52%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.74%) Driving Licence
4 11 (4.51%) Public Cloud
5 9 (3.69%) Clustering
6 8 (3.28%) e-Learning
6 8 (3.28%) Replication
7 5 (2.05%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.23%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.23%) PKI
9 3 (1.23%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.23%) User Experience
10 2 (0.82%) CCTV
10 2 (0.82%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.41%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.41%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.41%) FMCG
11 1 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 172 (70.49%) Windows
2 122 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 70 (28.69%) Linux
4 39 (15.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (15.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (9.84%) Windows 10
7 21 (8.61%) Windows 7
8 17 (6.97%) Debian
9 9 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.46%) Android
11 4 (1.64%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.64%) CentOS
11 4 (1.64%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.64%) Unix
11 4 (1.64%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.23%) VMS
12 3 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.41%) Solaris
13 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (34.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 73 (29.92%) ITIL
3 47 (19.26%) Problem-Solving
4 32 (13.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 28 (11.48%) Patch Management
6 19 (7.79%) Migration
6 19 (7.79%) Server Management
7 17 (6.97%) DevOps
8 16 (6.56%) Change Management
8 16 (6.56%) High Availability
8 16 (6.56%) Project Management
8 16 (6.56%) Service Management
9 14 (5.74%) Root Cause Analysis
9 14 (5.74%) Service Delivery
10 13 (5.33%) Capacity Planning
10 13 (5.33%) Change Control
10 13 (5.33%) Configuration Management
10 13 (5.33%) Line Management
11 12 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 51 (20.90%) SQL
2 37 (15.16%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.51%) Python
4 8 (3.28%) Java
5 7 (2.87%) C++
6 1 (0.41%) C
6 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.41%) PHP
6 1 (0.41%) R
6 1 (0.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 41 (16.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (12.30%) Degree
3 25 (10.25%) MCSA
4 23 (9.43%) MCSE
5 16 (6.56%) Security Cleared
6 11 (4.51%) CCNA
6 11 (4.51%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (3.69%) DV Cleared
8 8 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (2.87%) SC Cleared
10 6 (2.46%) CCNP
11 4 (1.64%) CCDA
12 3 (1.23%) CCENT
13 2 (0.82%) MCITP
13 2 (0.82%) Network+ Certification
14 1 (0.41%) ACDT
14 1 (0.41%) ACHDS
14 1 (0.41%) ACTC
14 1 (0.41%) CEH
14 1 (0.41%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (18.03%) SLA
2 9 (3.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.41%) GDPR
4 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 128 (52.46%) Active Directory
2 119 (48.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (27.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 52 (21.31%) Hyper-V
5 29 (11.89%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (7.79%) XenApp
7 17 (6.97%) vSphere
8 10 (4.10%) XenDesktop
9 9 (3.69%) Firmware
10 8 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (1.64%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.41%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 48 (19.67%) SCCM
2 29 (11.89%) WSUS
3 18 (7.38%) Puppet
4 15 (6.15%) Backup Exec
5 12 (4.92%) vCenter Server
6 11 (4.51%) SCOM
7 10 (4.10%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (3.69%) NetBackup
9 8 (3.28%) Ansible
9 8 (3.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 6 (2.46%) Cisco UCCX
11 4 (1.64%) Packer
11 4 (1.64%) Terraform
11 4 (1.64%) vMotion
12 3 (1.23%) MaaS360
12 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (1.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (1.23%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.82%) cPanel
13 2 (0.82%) Plesk
Vendors
1 119 (48.77%) VMware
2 98 (40.16%) Microsoft
3 45 (18.44%) Cisco
4 34 (13.93%) Citrix
5 21 (8.61%) Dell
6 18 (7.38%) NetApp
7 16 (6.56%) Oracle
8 14 (5.74%) HP
8 14 (5.74%) Veeam
9 10 (4.10%) CyberArk
9 10 (4.10%) Meraki
9 10 (4.10%) Red Hat
10 9 (3.69%) Huawei
11 7 (2.87%) Ab Initio
11 7 (2.87%) Fortinet
11 7 (2.87%) Ivanti
11 7 (2.87%) Qualys
11 7 (2.87%) Remedy
11 7 (2.87%) ServiceNow
12 5 (2.05%) Nintex