Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Virtual Server
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1046 1027 1189
Rank change year-on-year -19 +162 -113
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 117 190 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.099% 0.058%
As % of the System Software category 0.51% 0.80% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 86 157 123
UK median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £21,250 £28,100 £26,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £57,500 £53,200
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +14.29%

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 22831 23894 24834
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.07% 12.47% 11.40%
Number of salaries quoted 19227 20102 20679
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%

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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 +6 116 £41,500 +3.75% 11
UK excluding London -8 79 £37,500 -6.25% 7
London +3 38 £57,500 +22.34% 4
South East +24 27 £44,000 +3.53% 1
North of England +4 21 £35,000 -4.11%
Midlands +21 20 £40,000 +23.08% 5
Yorkshire +24 18 £35,000 -6.67%
West Midlands +3 12 £40,250 +23.85% 3
East Midlands +58 8 £22,500 -25.00% 2
East of England +23 7 £65,000 +36.84%
South West +3 3 £22,500 -40.00% 1
North West -18 3 £18,000 -47.83%
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Microsoft Virtual Server.

1 114 (97.44%) Virtual Servers
2 106 (90.60%) Microsoft
3 88 (75.21%) Windows
4 86 (73.50%) VMware
4 86 (73.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 80 (68.38%) Active Directory
6 58 (49.57%) Windows Server
7 39 (33.33%) MS Exchange
8 37 (31.62%) Firewall
9 36 (30.77%) ITIL
9 36 (30.77%) DNS
10 33 (28.21%) DHCP
10 33 (28.21%) SQL Server
11 30 (25.64%) Cisco
11 30 (25.64%) SCCM
11 30 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
12 28 (23.93%) SQL
13 26 (22.22%) LAN
13 26 (22.22%) PowerShell
14 25 (21.37%) WAN
14 25 (21.37%) Microsoft Certification
15 24 (20.51%) MCSE
15 24 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
16 23 (19.66%) Hyper-V
16 23 (19.66%) Citrix
16 23 (19.66%) Finance
17 22 (18.80%) Microsoft Azure
18 21 (17.95%) Linux
18 21 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2010
19 20 (17.09%) Microsoft Office

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 39 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 21 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (12.82%) SharePoint
4 12 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (10.26%) IIS
5 8 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (5.98%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.71%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (17.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 22 (18.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (13.68%) Office 365
3 5 (4.27%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.42%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.71%) IaaS
6 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (31.62%) Firewall
2 36 (30.77%) DNS
3 33 (28.21%) DHCP
4 26 (22.22%) LAN
5 25 (21.37%) WAN
6 17 (14.53%) TCP/IP
7 15 (12.82%) VPN
8 13 (11.11%) SAN
9 12 (10.26%) VLAN
9 12 (10.26%) Wireless
10 11 (9.40%) IPsec
10 11 (9.40%) WLAN
11 10 (8.55%) 802.11
11 10 (8.55%) DPNSS
11 10 (8.55%) MPLS
11 10 (8.55%) QSIG
11 10 (8.55%) SNMP
11 10 (8.55%) Telepresence
12 9 (7.69%) NAS
12 9 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 5 (4.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.42%) MySQL
4 4 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.71%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (4.27%) MSI
2 3 (2.56%) AdminStudio
2 3 (2.56%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 23 (19.66%) Finance
2 7 (5.98%) Banking
3 6 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.27%) Legal
5 4 (3.42%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.42%) Publishing
6 2 (1.71%) Law
7 1 (0.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (14.53%) IT Engineer
3 16 (13.68%) IT Support
4 15 (12.82%) Support Engineer
5 14 (11.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 13 (11.11%) Analyst
7 10 (8.55%) Cisco Engineer
7 10 (8.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 10 (8.55%) IT Support Engineer
7 10 (8.55%) Network Engineer
8 9 (7.69%) Architect
8 9 (7.69%) Server Engineer
8 9 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (7.69%) Support Analyst
9 8 (6.84%) Administrator
9 8 (6.84%) IT Analyst
9 8 (6.84%) Microsoft Engineer
9 8 (6.84%) Storage Engineer
9 8 (6.84%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (6.84%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.82%) 802.1X
2 5 (4.27%) Web Services
3 3 (2.56%) HTML
3 3 (2.56%) XML
4 2 (1.71%) XSLT
5 1 (0.85%) COM
5 1 (0.85%) JSON
5 1 (0.85%) Middleware
5 1 (0.85%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.53%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.69%) Linked Data
3 6 (5.13%) Fat Client
3 6 (5.13%) Replication
3 6 (5.13%) Thin Client
4 5 (4.27%) User Experience
5 4 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.42%) Clustering
6 3 (2.56%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.56%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.56%) HP Storage
6 3 (2.56%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.71%) CMDB
7 2 (1.71%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.71%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.71%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.85%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 88 (75.21%) Windows
2 58 (49.57%) Windows Server
3 30 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (17.95%) Linux
6 17 (14.53%) Windows 7
7 9 (7.69%) Unix
7 9 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (5.13%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.42%) Android
9 4 (3.42%) Mac OS
9 4 (3.42%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (30.77%) ITIL
2 15 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (11.11%) Open Source
4 12 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (10.26%) Server Virtualisation
5 10 (8.55%) Presales
6 9 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (7.69%) Document Composition
6 9 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 9 (7.69%) SOA
6 9 (7.69%) Time Management
6 9 (7.69%) TOGAF
6 9 (7.69%) Web Development
7 8 (6.84%) Change Control
7 8 (6.84%) Data Security
7 8 (6.84%) Information Security
7 8 (6.84%) Patch Management
7 8 (6.84%) Project Management
7 8 (6.84%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 28 (23.93%) SQL
2 26 (22.22%) PowerShell
3 9 (7.69%) C
3 9 (7.69%) Java
4 8 (6.84%) Bash Shell
5 7 (5.98%) C#
5 7 (5.98%) T-SQL
5 7 (5.98%) VBScript
6 4 (3.42%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.71%) XPath
8 1 (0.85%) Perl
8 1 (0.85%) PHP
8 1 (0.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (21.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (20.51%) MCSE
3 16 (13.68%) MCSA
4 8 (6.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 8 (6.84%) MCITP
4 8 (6.84%) MCTS
4 8 (6.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.42%) Degree
6 4 (3.42%) HND
7 3 (2.56%) A+ Certification
7 3 (2.56%) CCNA
7 3 (2.56%) Master's Degree
7 3 (2.56%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.85%) NCDA
9 1 (0.85%) NCIE
9 1 (0.85%) NCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.55%) SLA
2 6 (5.13%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.56%) QA
4 1 (0.85%) GDPR
4 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 114 (97.44%) Virtual Servers
2 86 (73.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (68.38%) Active Directory
4 23 (19.66%) Hyper-V
5 11 (9.40%) XenApp
6 10 (8.55%) ProxySG
7 9 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (6.84%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (5.98%) vSphere
9 7 (5.98%) XenDesktop
10 5 (4.27%) VMware Server
11 3 (2.56%) Terminal Services
11 3 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.85%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.85%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 30 (25.64%) SCCM
2 5 (4.27%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.42%) SCOM
3 4 (3.42%) vCenter Server
4 3 (2.56%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.56%) WMI
4 3 (2.56%) WSUS
5 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.71%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.71%) Terraform
6 1 (0.85%) Control-M
6 1 (0.85%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 106 (90.60%) Microsoft
2 86 (73.50%) VMware
3 30 (25.64%) Cisco
4 23 (19.66%) Citrix
5 19 (16.24%) HP
6 12 (10.26%) CheckPoint
7 10 (8.55%) Aruba
7 10 (8.55%) Blue Coat
7 10 (8.55%) NetApp
7 10 (8.55%) ProCurve
7 10 (8.55%) Riverbed
7 10 (8.55%) Veeam
8 6 (5.13%) Avaya
8 6 (5.13%) CommVault
8 6 (5.13%) Veritas
9 5 (4.27%) Autodesk
9 5 (4.27%) Barracuda Networks
9 5 (4.27%) Sophos
10 4 (3.42%) Apple
11 3 (2.56%) Oracle