Period
to 19 October 2021

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 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Virtual Server
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1018 659 971
Rank change year-on-year -359 +312 +112
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 40 45 114
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.093% 0.084%
As % of the System Software category 0.18% 0.50% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 36 31 97
10th Percentile £28,125 £19,000 £25,950
25th Percentile £31,438 £29,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - -20.00% +2.04%
75th Percentile £44,438 £47,125 £65,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £49,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.25% -5.88% +13.33%

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 22,520 8,952 23,507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.93% 18.49% 17.24%
Number of salaries quoted 15,491 7,689 19,612
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,500 £25,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

Microsoft Virtual Server
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in the UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server.

Salary trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in the UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Virtual Server in the UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 15 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 19 October 2021. 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
UK excluding London -259 32 £39,500 -1.25% 11
England -336 32 £42,500 +14.09% 10
Midlands -126 9 £42,500 +6.25% 3
West Midlands -130 8 £42,500 +6.25% 3
South West -87 7 £42,500 - 3
Work from Home -268 6 £42,500 -2.86%
Scotland - 6 £32,750 -
London - 6 £72,500 -
East of England -100 4 £35,750 +19.17%
South East -171 3 £39,500 -6.51% 2
North of England -125 2 £32,500 -18.75% 2
North East -30 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £32,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £35,233 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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 40 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 35 (87.50%) Windows
3 33 (82.50%) Microsoft
4 30 (75.00%) Windows Server
5 27 (67.50%) Active Directory
5 27 (67.50%) VMware
5 27 (67.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 23 (57.50%) Microsoft 365
7 19 (47.50%) Firewall
8 16 (40.00%) Azure
9 15 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 15 (37.50%) Hyper-V
10 14 (35.00%) ITIL
11 12 (30.00%) Server Management
11 12 (30.00%) SAN
12 11 (27.50%) Linux
12 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
13 10 (25.00%) DNS
13 10 (25.00%) Wireless
13 10 (25.00%) SCCM
13 10 (25.00%) PowerShell
14 9 (22.50%) DHCP
14 9 (22.50%) Citrix
15 8 (20.00%) SLA
15 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
15 8 (20.00%) Veeam
16 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (17.50%) WAN
16 7 (17.50%) VLAN
17 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification

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 3 (7.50%) IIS
1 3 (7.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) Apache
2 2 (5.00%) nginx
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 23 (57.50%) Microsoft 365
2 16 (40.00%) Azure
3 4 (10.00%) AWS
3 4 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (7.50%) IaaS
5 2 (5.00%) GCP
6 1 (2.50%) Azure Stack
6 1 (2.50%) Google Workspace
6 1 (2.50%) Mimecast
6 1 (2.50%) Power Automate
6 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (47.50%) Firewall
2 12 (30.00%) SAN
3 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
4 10 (25.00%) DNS
4 10 (25.00%) Wireless
5 9 (22.50%) DHCP
6 7 (17.50%) VLAN
6 7 (17.50%) WAN
7 4 (10.00%) NAS
7 4 (10.00%) VPN
8 3 (7.50%) LAN
9 2 (5.00%) ISDN
9 2 (5.00%) WLAN
10 1 (2.50%) BGP
10 1 (2.50%) NetScaler
10 1 (2.50%) SMTP
10 1 (2.50%) SNMP
10 1 (2.50%) SSL
10 1 (2.50%) VoIP
10 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Local Government
2 3 (7.50%) Organisational Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Public Sector
2 3 (7.50%) Social Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Advertising
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Support Engineer
2 13 (32.50%) IT Engineer
3 12 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (20.00%) IT Support
5 7 (17.50%) IT Support Engineer
6 6 (15.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (10.00%) Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) Desktop Support
8 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) Storage Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support
9 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) .NET
2 2 (5.00%) LDAP
3 1 (2.50%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (2.50%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.50%) jQuery
3 1 (2.50%) WCF
3 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (5.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.50%) Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 35 (87.50%) Windows
2 30 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (27.50%) Linux
4 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (15.00%) Windows 10
5 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2019
7 4 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.50%) Android
9 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.50%) CentOS
9 1 (2.50%) Mac OS
9 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 14 (35.00%) ITIL
3 12 (30.00%) Server Management
4 6 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (12.50%) Security Patching
5 5 (12.50%) Time Management
6 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (10.00%) DevOps
6 4 (10.00%) Project Management
7 3 (7.50%) Change Control
7 3 (7.50%) Data Analysis
7 3 (7.50%) ITIL V3
7 3 (7.50%) Project Delivery
7 3 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (7.50%) Service Management
7 3 (7.50%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (7.50%) Technical Leadership
7 3 (7.50%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.50%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.00%) SQL
3 3 (7.50%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.00%) Go
4 2 (5.00%) Java
4 2 (5.00%) Python
5 1 (2.50%) AWK
5 1 (2.50%) C#
5 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.50%) sed
5 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (12.50%) MCSA
3 3 (7.50%) MCSE
4 2 (5.00%) AWS Certification
4 2 (5.00%) Degree
4 2 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.50%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) SLA
2 2 (5.00%) NCSC
3 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 27 (67.50%) Active Directory
2 27 (67.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (37.50%) Hyper-V
4 6 (15.00%) vSphere
5 5 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.00%) XenApp
6 2 (5.00%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.50%) Firmware
7 1 (2.50%) NFS
7 1 (2.50%) Terminal Server
7 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) SCCM
2 5 (12.50%) SCOM
3 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Backup Exec
4 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (7.50%) NetBackup
4 3 (7.50%) vCenter Server
4 3 (7.50%) WSUS
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (2.50%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.50%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 33 (82.50%) Microsoft
2 27 (67.50%) VMware
3 9 (22.50%) Citrix
4 8 (20.00%) Veeam
5 4 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (7.50%) Cisco
6 3 (7.50%) EMC
6 3 (7.50%) Ivanti
6 3 (7.50%) NetApp
6 3 (7.50%) Remedy
6 3 (7.50%) ServiceNow
7 2 (5.00%) Apple
7 2 (5.00%) Google
7 2 (5.00%) Qualys
8 1 (2.50%) Avaya
8 1 (2.50%) Dell
8 1 (2.50%) HP
8 1 (2.50%) McAfee
8 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (2.50%) Sophos