Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Virtual Server
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1058 1049 1188
Rank change year-on-year -9 +139 -52
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 129 191 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.097% 0.058%
As % of the System Software category 0.57% 0.78% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 100 154 122
UK median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% -2.44% +11.56%
10th Percentile £23,950 £28,325 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £55,250 £55,000
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 skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 22448 24610 25436
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.75% 12.49% 11.66%
Number of salaries quoted 18896 20860 21057
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £65,350
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% - +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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +10 127 £42,500 +6.25% 6
UK excluding London -3 86 £37,500 -6.25% 5
London +23 42 £57,500 +22.34% 1
South East +52 29 £44,000 +3.53% 3
North of England -22 25 £35,000 -10.26% 1
Midlands +21 20 £40,000 +23.08% 1
Yorkshire +13 19 £35,000 -10.26% 1
West Midlands +7 14 £40,250 +23.85%
East of England +3 7 £65,000 +36.84%
East Midlands +26 6 £20,000 -33.33% 1
North West -26 6 £25,000 -42.86%
South West -3 4 £22,500 -34.78%
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 126 (97.67%) Virtual Servers
2 112 (86.82%) Microsoft
3 100 (77.52%) Windows
4 96 (74.42%) VMware
4 96 (74.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 89 (68.99%) Active Directory
6 66 (51.16%) Windows Server
7 43 (33.33%) Firewall
8 41 (31.78%) SQL Server
9 40 (31.01%) ITIL
9 40 (31.01%) MS Exchange
10 38 (29.46%) DNS
11 33 (25.58%) DHCP
11 33 (25.58%) SQL
11 33 (25.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 31 (24.03%) Cisco
12 31 (24.03%) SCCM
13 30 (23.26%) Linux
14 29 (22.48%) Citrix
14 29 (22.48%) Microsoft Certification
14 29 (22.48%) PowerShell
14 29 (22.48%) Microsoft Azure
15 28 (21.71%) MCSE
16 26 (20.16%) Finance
16 26 (20.16%) Hyper-V
16 26 (20.16%) Windows Server 2008
17 24 (18.60%) LAN
18 23 (17.83%) WAN
18 23 (17.83%) Exchange Server 2010
18 23 (17.83%) Data Centre

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 40 (31.01%) MS Exchange
2 23 (17.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (13.18%) IIS
4 16 (12.40%) SharePoint
5 13 (10.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (5.43%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (3.88%) Skype for Business
9 3 (2.33%) Apache
10 2 (1.55%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (14.73%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 29 (22.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (14.73%) Office 365
3 9 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.10%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.33%) IaaS
5 3 (2.33%) SaaS
6 2 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (33.33%) Firewall
2 38 (29.46%) DNS
3 33 (25.58%) DHCP
4 24 (18.60%) LAN
5 23 (17.83%) WAN
6 21 (16.28%) SAN
7 16 (12.40%) TCP/IP
8 15 (11.63%) VPN
9 14 (10.85%) VLAN
10 9 (6.98%) NAS
11 8 (6.20%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (5.43%) Internet
12 7 (5.43%) IPsec
12 7 (5.43%) Wireless
13 6 (4.65%) 802.11
13 6 (4.65%) DPNSS
13 6 (4.65%) MPLS
13 6 (4.65%) QSIG
13 6 (4.65%) SNMP
13 6 (4.65%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (31.78%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.75%) NoSQL
3 6 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.10%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (3.10%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (3.10%) MySQL
5 3 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (5.43%) MSI
2 3 (2.33%) AdminStudio
2 3 (2.33%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 26 (20.16%) Finance
2 7 (5.43%) Banking
3 5 (3.88%) Legal
3 5 (3.88%) Publishing
3 5 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.10%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.33%) Advertising
6 2 (1.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (18.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (15.50%) IT Engineer
3 17 (13.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 16 (12.40%) IT Support
5 15 (11.63%) Support Engineer
6 14 (10.85%) Analyst
7 12 (9.30%) IT Support Engineer
8 11 (8.53%) Microsoft Engineer
8 11 (8.53%) Storage Engineer
9 10 (7.75%) Architect
9 10 (7.75%) Senior IT Engineer
9 10 (7.75%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (7.75%) Systems Engineer
9 10 (7.75%) Team Leader
10 9 (6.98%) Administrator
10 9 (6.98%) Server Engineer
10 9 (6.98%) Support Team Leader
11 8 (6.20%) Citrix Engineer
11 8 (6.20%) Senior Citrix Engineer
11 8 (6.20%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.53%) 802.1X
2 9 (6.98%) Web Services
3 5 (3.88%) HTML
3 5 (3.88%) XML
4 4 (3.10%) XSLT
5 1 (0.78%) COM
5 1 (0.78%) JSON
5 1 (0.78%) Middleware
5 1 (0.78%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.83%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.75%) Linked Data
3 6 (4.65%) Fat Client
3 6 (4.65%) Replication
3 6 (4.65%) Thin Client
4 5 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.88%) Clustering
4 5 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.88%) User Experience
5 3 (2.33%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.33%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.33%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.55%) CMDB
6 2 (1.55%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.55%) Fintech
6 2 (1.55%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.55%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 100 (77.52%) Windows
2 66 (51.16%) Windows Server
3 33 (25.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (23.26%) Linux
5 26 (20.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (13.95%) Windows 7
7 9 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (5.43%) Unix
8 7 (5.43%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.10%) Android
9 4 (3.10%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.33%) Mac OS
10 3 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.55%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (31.01%) ITIL
2 17 (13.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (10.85%) Open Source
3 14 (10.85%) Service Delivery
4 13 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (9.30%) Time Management
6 11 (8.53%) Server Virtualisation
7 10 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (7.75%) Presales
7 10 (7.75%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (7.75%) SOA
7 10 (7.75%) TOGAF
8 9 (6.98%) Document Composition
8 9 (6.98%) Enterprise Architecture
8 9 (6.98%) Patch Management
8 9 (6.98%) Problem Management
8 9 (6.98%) Web Development
9 8 (6.20%) Change Control
9 8 (6.20%) Security Patching
9 8 (6.20%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 33 (25.58%) SQL
2 29 (22.48%) PowerShell
3 10 (7.75%) C
3 10 (7.75%) Java
4 9 (6.98%) Bash Shell
5 8 (6.20%) VBScript
6 7 (5.43%) C#
7 6 (4.65%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.10%) XPath
9 3 (2.33%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.78%) Perl
10 1 (0.78%) PHP
10 1 (0.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (22.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (21.71%) MCSE
3 18 (13.95%) MCSA
4 11 (8.53%) MCITP
4 11 (8.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (5.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 7 (5.43%) MCTS
6 5 (3.88%) Degree
7 4 (3.10%) CCNA
8 3 (2.33%) A+ Certification
8 3 (2.33%) HND
8 3 (2.33%) Master's Degree
8 3 (2.33%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.78%) NCDA
10 1 (0.78%) NCIE
10 1 (0.78%) NCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.75%) SLA
2 7 (5.43%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.10%) QA
4 2 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.78%) GDPR
System Software
1 126 (97.67%) Virtual Servers
2 96 (74.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (68.99%) Active Directory
4 26 (20.16%) Hyper-V
5 13 (10.08%) XenApp
6 11 (8.53%) vSphere
7 10 (7.75%) XenDesktop
8 8 (6.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (6.20%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (5.43%) VMware Server
10 6 (4.65%) ProxySG
10 6 (4.65%) Terminal Services
11 4 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.78%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.78%) Postfix
12 1 (0.78%) Squid
12 1 (0.78%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 31 (24.03%) SCCM
2 8 (6.20%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.88%) SCOM
4 4 (3.10%) vCenter Server
4 4 (3.10%) WMI
5 3 (2.33%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.33%) WSUS
6 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.55%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.55%) Terraform
7 1 (0.78%) Control-M
7 1 (0.78%) Dollar Universe
7 1 (0.78%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 112 (86.82%) Microsoft
2 96 (74.42%) VMware
3 31 (24.03%) Cisco
4 29 (22.48%) Citrix
5 18 (13.95%) HP
6 13 (10.08%) NetApp
7 9 (6.98%) CheckPoint
7 9 (6.98%) Veeam
8 8 (6.20%) EMC
9 7 (5.43%) Veritas
10 6 (4.65%) Aruba
10 6 (4.65%) Avaya
10 6 (4.65%) Blue Coat
10 6 (4.65%) CommVault
10 6 (4.65%) ProCurve
10 6 (4.65%) Riverbed
11 5 (3.88%) Autodesk
11 5 (3.88%) Barracuda Networks
11 5 (3.88%) Oracle
11 5 (3.88%) Sophos