Period
to 2 July 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 2 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Virtual Server
UK
6 months to
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 796 1006 1098
Rank change year-on-year +210 +92 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 55 106 109
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.073% 0.062%
As % of the System Software category 0.40% 0.43% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 48 108 81
Median annual salary £39,750 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.64% +1.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £28,325 £26,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £50,500 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,750 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year -6.47% +3.03% +10.00%

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 13,893 24,627 25,284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.60% 16.88% 14.34%
Number of salaries quoted 11,315 20,209 20,515
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +10.67%

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 2 July 2020.

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 2 July 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 +229 51 £38,750 -18.42% 7
UK excluding London +205 46 £39,750 -6.47% 7
East of England +97 14 £30,000 -46.19%
Midlands +110 13 £46,000 +2.22% 3
West Midlands +87 13 £46,000 +2.22% 3
London +158 8 £35,000 -46.15%
North of England +113 8 £43,750 +15.13% 1
South East +137 5 £43,500 -5.43% 2
Yorkshire +99 4 £38,000 +12.59% 1
South West +130 3 £28,500 +1.79% 1
North West +99 3 £47,500 +25.00%
Work from Home +43 3 £45,000 -14.29%
Scotland - 2 - -
North East - 1 £40,000 -
Wales - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 54 (98.18%) Virtual Servers
2 52 (94.55%) Microsoft
3 44 (80.00%) Windows
4 42 (76.36%) VMware
4 42 (76.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 41 (74.55%) Office 365
6 34 (61.82%) Active Directory
7 32 (58.18%) Windows Server
8 31 (56.36%) Hyper-V
9 26 (47.27%) DNS
10 25 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
10 25 (45.45%) Azure
11 24 (43.64%) DHCP
11 24 (43.64%) Firewall
12 23 (41.82%) TCP/IP
13 20 (36.36%) Wireless
14 18 (32.73%) SharePoint
15 17 (30.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 16 (29.09%) VPN
17 14 (25.45%) PowerShell
17 14 (25.45%) Windows 10
18 13 (23.64%) SQL
19 12 (21.82%) LAN
19 12 (21.82%) Information Security
19 12 (21.82%) Data Centre
20 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
20 11 (20.00%) Veeam
21 10 (18.18%) SQL Server
21 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2016
22 9 (16.36%) ITIL

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 18 (32.73%) SharePoint
2 8 (14.55%) MS Exchange
3 5 (9.09%) IIS
4 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.64%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.82%) Apache
6 1 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 25 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 41 (74.55%) Office 365
2 25 (45.45%) Azure
3 6 (10.91%) IaaS
4 5 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (7.27%) AWS
6 2 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (3.64%) Mimecast
6 2 (3.64%) PaaS
7 1 (1.82%) npm
7 1 (1.82%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 26 (47.27%) DNS
2 24 (43.64%) DHCP
2 24 (43.64%) Firewall
3 23 (41.82%) TCP/IP
4 20 (36.36%) Wireless
5 16 (29.09%) VPN
6 12 (21.82%) LAN
7 9 (16.36%) PBX
7 9 (16.36%) SAN
8 8 (14.55%) WAN
9 6 (10.91%) Skype
10 4 (7.27%) SSL
11 3 (5.45%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (5.45%) VLAN
11 3 (5.45%) VoIP
12 2 (3.64%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (3.64%) Network Security
12 2 (3.64%) RS-232
12 2 (3.64%) RS-485
12 2 (3.64%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) MySQL
2 3 (5.45%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.64%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.64%) InfluxDB
3 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (3.64%) SQLite
4 1 (1.82%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Subversion
1 2 (3.64%) TeamCity
1 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.82%) Bower
2 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (12.73%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Legal
3 2 (3.64%) Electronics
3 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.82%) Games
4 1 (1.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (29.09%) Support Engineer
2 12 (21.82%) Network Engineer
3 11 (20.00%) Server Engineer
4 10 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (18.18%) Server Support
5 9 (16.36%) Hyper-V Engineer
5 9 (16.36%) IT Engineer
5 9 (16.36%) Network Support
5 9 (16.36%) Network Support Engineer
5 9 (16.36%) Server Support Engineer
5 9 (16.36%) VMware Engineer
5 9 (16.36%) VMware Support Engineer
6 8 (14.55%) Security Engineer
7 6 (10.91%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 6 (10.91%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 6 (10.91%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
7 6 (10.91%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (9.09%) IP Network Engineer
9 4 (7.27%) IT Security Engineer
9 4 (7.27%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) .NET
1 3 (5.45%) COM
1 3 (5.45%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (3.64%) Ajax
2 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (3.64%) CSS
2 2 (3.64%) HTML5
2 2 (3.64%) jQuery
2 2 (3.64%) Kafka
2 2 (3.64%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (3.64%) MFC
2 2 (3.64%) MSMQ
2 2 (3.64%) Razor View Engine
2 2 (3.64%) REST
2 2 (3.64%) WCF
2 2 (3.64%) WebSockets
2 2 (3.64%) WinForms
2 2 (3.64%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.55%) Replication
3 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.27%) Fat Client
4 4 (7.27%) Thin Client
5 3 (5.45%) Clustering
5 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.64%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.82%) Handset
7 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (80.00%) Windows
2 32 (58.18%) Windows Server
3 14 (25.45%) Windows 10
4 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (12.73%) Windows 7
7 6 (10.91%) Linux
8 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (3.64%) Android
9 2 (3.64%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.82%) CentOS
10 1 (1.82%) Debian
10 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.82%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 12 (21.82%) Information Security
3 9 (16.36%) ITIL
4 8 (14.55%) Server Management
5 7 (12.73%) Patch Management
6 5 (9.09%) Business Continuity
6 5 (9.09%) SIEM
6 5 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
7 4 (7.27%) CRM
7 4 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (7.27%) Migration
7 4 (7.27%) Project Delivery
7 4 (7.27%) Resource Management
7 4 (7.27%) Service Delivery
7 4 (7.27%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (5.45%) High Availability
8 3 (5.45%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (5.45%) Presales
8 3 (5.45%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (5.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.45%) PowerShell
2 13 (23.64%) SQL
3 4 (7.27%) C#
4 3 (5.45%) Python
5 2 (3.64%) C++
5 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.64%) VB
6 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.09%) MCSE
3 3 (5.45%) CCNA
3 3 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.45%) Degree
3 3 (5.45%) MCP
3 3 (5.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (3.64%) A+ Certification
4 2 (3.64%) CCNP
4 2 (3.64%) CISSP
4 2 (3.64%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (1.82%) CCA
5 1 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.82%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (7.27%) NIST
2 4 (7.27%) SLA
3 2 (3.64%) GDPR
3 2 (3.64%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 54 (98.18%) Virtual Servers
2 42 (76.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (61.82%) Active Directory
4 31 (56.36%) Hyper-V
5 4 (7.27%) vSphere
6 3 (5.45%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (5.45%) VMware Server
7 2 (3.64%) Docker
7 2 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.64%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (3.64%) XenApp
8 1 (1.82%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.82%) KVM
8 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 5 (9.09%) SCCM
3 4 (7.27%) WSUS
4 2 (3.64%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.64%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.82%) PaperCut
5 1 (1.82%) Puppet
5 1 (1.82%) SCOM
5 1 (1.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 52 (94.55%) Microsoft
2 42 (76.36%) VMware
3 11 (20.00%) Veeam
4 9 (16.36%) Cisco
5 8 (14.55%) HP
6 7 (12.73%) Citrix
7 6 (10.91%) Aruba
8 4 (7.27%) Barracuda Networks
8 4 (7.27%) Ruckus Wireless
9 2 (3.64%) Apple
9 2 (3.64%) Draytek
9 2 (3.64%) IronPort
9 2 (3.64%) McAfee
9 2 (3.64%) Palo Alto
9 2 (3.64%) SonicWALL
9 2 (3.64%) Sophos
9 2 (3.64%) Symantec
10 1 (1.82%) Dell
10 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.82%) Wyse