Period
to 24 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Microsoft Virtual Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Virtual Server over the 6 months to 24 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Virtual Server
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 937 1028 1111
Rank change year-on-year +91 +83 -79
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 88 98 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.065% 0.048%
As % of the System Software category 0.41% 0.42% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 62 73 49
UK median annual salary £39,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.00% +17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,500 £31,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £71,750 £71,750 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +9.59%

Microsoft Virtual Server is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 21,450 23,508 22,845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.06% 15.49% 13.11%
Number of salaries quoted 17,507 19,154 18,992
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%

Microsoft Virtual Server
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microsoft Virtual Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in the UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server.

Salary trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in the UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server over the 6 months to 24 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Virtual Server in the UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server within the UK over the 6 months to 24 January 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
England +80 84 £39,500 -21.00% 26
UK excluding London +74 69 £37,500 -11.76% 21
Midlands +68 28 £33,000 +1.54% 2
West Midlands +46 22 £48,750 +30.00% 2
South East +41 20 £65,000 +8.33% 8
London +67 19 £52,500 -12.50% 6
North of England +48 10 £38,750 -8.82% 5
East of England +74 8 £35,000 -50.00% 4
East Midlands +24 6 £29,000 -10.03%
North West - 6 £41,250 - 4
Scotland - 4 £25,000 - 1
North East - 3 £42,500 -
Yorkshire +29 1 £32,500 -23.53% 1

For the 6 months to 24 January 2020, IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 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 with a requirement for Microsoft Virtual Server.

1 88 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 77 (87.50%) Windows
2 77 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 56 (63.64%) VMware
3 56 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (60.23%) Active Directory
5 45 (51.14%) Office 365
6 36 (40.91%) Windows Server
7 35 (39.77%) DNS
8 33 (37.50%) PowerShell
9 30 (34.09%) Hyper-V
9 30 (34.09%) ITIL
9 30 (34.09%) DHCP
9 30 (34.09%) Windows 10
10 29 (32.95%) Citrix
11 26 (29.55%) XenDesktop
12 24 (27.27%) Azure
13 22 (25.00%) Cisco
14 20 (22.73%) Incident Management
15 19 (21.59%) SAN
16 18 (20.45%) Firewall
17 17 (19.32%) Microsoft Office
18 16 (18.18%) Project Management
18 16 (18.18%) Change Management
18 16 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 15 (17.05%) Symantec
19 15 (17.05%) Norton AntiVirus
19 15 (17.05%) SQL Server
19 15 (17.05%) SQL
19 15 (17.05%) VPN

Microsoft Virtual Server
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (15.91%) IIS
2 13 (14.77%) MS Exchange
3 8 (9.09%) Apache
3 8 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (7.95%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.68%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.14%) Site Server
7 1 (1.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (19.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 45 (51.14%) Office 365
2 24 (27.27%) Azure
3 6 (6.82%) AWS
4 3 (3.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (3.41%) IaaS
4 3 (3.41%) Mimecast
4 3 (3.41%) NuGet
5 2 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.27%) npm
5 2 (2.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (39.77%) DNS
2 30 (34.09%) DHCP
3 19 (21.59%) SAN
4 18 (20.45%) Firewall
5 15 (17.05%) VPN
6 14 (15.91%) Wireless
7 12 (13.64%) SSL
8 11 (12.50%) WAN
9 10 (11.36%) LAN
9 10 (11.36%) TCP/IP
9 10 (11.36%) Unified Communications
10 8 (9.09%) VLAN
11 6 (6.82%) BGP
11 6 (6.82%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (6.82%) Network Security
12 5 (5.68%) VoIP
13 4 (4.55%) MPLS
13 4 (4.55%) OSPF
13 4 (4.55%) VRRP
13 4 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.05%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.68%) MariaDB
3 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) MSI
2 2 (2.27%) Bower
2 2 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (15.91%) Finance
2 7 (7.95%) Military
3 6 (6.82%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.27%) Legal
5 1 (1.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (23.86%) Citrix Engineer
1 21 (23.86%) Senior Citrix Engineer
2 16 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (14.77%) Support Engineer
4 11 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 11 (12.50%) IT Engineer
4 11 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (10.23%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (10.23%) IT Support
6 7 (7.95%) Architect
6 7 (7.95%) Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (7.95%) IT Support Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) Applications Support
8 5 (5.68%) VMware Architect
8 5 (5.68%) Wintel Architect
9 4 (4.55%) Azure Architect
9 4 (4.55%) Cloud Architect
9 4 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (4.55%) Network Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.09%) XML
1 8 (9.09%) XML Messaging
2 5 (5.68%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (2.27%) .NET
3 2 (2.27%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.14%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 10 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (10.23%) Data Centre
4 8 (9.09%) Replication
4 8 (9.09%) Virtual Team
5 7 (7.95%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (3.41%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (3.41%) NHS
7 2 (2.27%) Clustering
7 2 (2.27%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.14%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.14%) PKI
8 1 (1.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 77 (87.50%) Windows
2 36 (40.91%) Windows Server
3 30 (34.09%) Windows 10
4 14 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (14.77%) Linux
6 11 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 8 (9.09%) Debian
7 8 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 8 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (6.82%) Android
9 2 (2.27%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.27%) Unix
10 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.14%) CentOS
10 1 (1.14%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (34.09%) ITIL
2 20 (22.73%) Incident Management
3 16 (18.18%) Change Management
3 16 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 16 (18.18%) Project Management
4 15 (17.05%) Line Management
5 14 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (13.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 11 (12.50%) Problem Management
8 10 (11.36%) Migration
8 10 (11.36%) Service Management
9 9 (10.23%) Information Security
9 9 (10.23%) Mentoring
10 8 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (9.09%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 8 (9.09%) Proactive Management
11 6 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (5.68%) DevOps
12 5 (5.68%) Patch Management
13 4 (4.55%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 33 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 15 (17.05%) SQL
3 3 (3.41%) VB
4 1 (1.14%) C#
4 1 (1.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (14.77%) CCA
1 13 (14.77%) Citrix Certification
2 12 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (11.36%) Security Cleared
4 8 (9.09%) CCNA
4 8 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (7.95%) CCNP
6 5 (5.68%) MCSE
6 5 (5.68%) SC Cleared
7 4 (4.55%) CCDA
7 4 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (3.41%) A+ Certification
8 3 (3.41%) Degree
8 3 (3.41%) DV Cleared
8 3 (3.41%) MCP
8 3 (3.41%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (2.27%) DBS Check
9 2 (2.27%) MCITP
9 2 (2.27%) MCSA
10 1 (1.14%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.82%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) GDPR
2 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 88 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 56 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (60.23%) Active Directory
4 30 (34.09%) Hyper-V
5 26 (29.55%) XenDesktop
6 6 (6.82%) Docker
6 6 (6.82%) Firmware
6 6 (6.82%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (6.82%) XenApp
7 3 (3.41%) vSphere
8 2 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (2.27%) VMware Server
8 2 (2.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (17.05%) Norton AntiVirus
2 9 (10.23%) WSUS
3 7 (7.95%) SCCM
4 3 (3.41%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.41%) Puppet
5 2 (2.27%) Automic
5 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (2.27%) SCOM
5 2 (2.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.14%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 77 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 56 (63.64%) VMware
3 29 (32.95%) Citrix
4 22 (25.00%) Cisco
5 15 (17.05%) Symantec
6 12 (13.64%) Qualys
6 12 (13.64%) SolarWinds
7 9 (10.23%) Veeam
8 7 (7.95%) HP
8 7 (7.95%) PlateSpin
9 5 (5.68%) Apple
9 5 (5.68%) NetApp
10 4 (4.55%) CheckPoint
10 4 (4.55%) EMC
10 4 (4.55%) Forcepoint
10 4 (4.55%) Huawei
11 3 (3.41%) Oracle
12 2 (2.27%) Dell
12 2 (2.27%) Mitel
12 2 (2.27%) Remedy