Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Virtual Server
UK
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 754 949 1009
Rank change year-on-year +195 +60 +88
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 95 56 103
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.049% 0.069%
As % of the System Software category 0.62% 0.29% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 61 38 92
10th Percentile £22,500 £26,450 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,000 £32,750 £36,813
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,500 £38,000 £43,500
Median % change year-on-year +17.11% -12.64% +2.35%
75th Percentile £75,000 £48,438 £60,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £56,750 £75,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -8.43% +0.61%

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 15,335 19,419 23,998
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.58% 17.11% 16.12%
Number of salaries quoted 12,467 15,992 19,662
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £35,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

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 12 April 2021.

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 12 April 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
England +176 95 £44,500 +17.11% 11
UK excluding London +121 63 £40,000 +5.26% 8
South East +102 33 £48,750 +14.71%
London +143 32 £75,000 +114.29% 3
Midlands +37 12 £40,000 +12.68% 2
West Midlands +32 12 £40,000 -3.03% 1
Work from Home -105 11 £42,500 -10.53%
East of England +54 7 £44,500 +27.14% 1
South West +12 7 £23,000 -19.30% 2
North of England +39 4 £37,500 -6.83% 3
North East +14 2 £37,500 -11.76%
North West +36 1 £23,000 -51.58% 3
Yorkshire +11 1 £80,000 +110.53%

For the 6 months to 12 April 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 95 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 89 (93.68%) VMware
2 89 (93.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (88.42%) Microsoft
4 79 (83.16%) Active Directory
5 62 (65.26%) Windows
6 50 (52.63%) Azure
7 49 (51.58%) Windows Server
8 45 (47.37%) DNS
9 40 (42.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 37 (38.95%) Microsoft 365
11 35 (36.84%) SAN
12 34 (35.79%) ITIL
13 33 (34.74%) PowerShell
14 32 (33.68%) Data Centre
14 32 (33.68%) DHCP
15 30 (31.58%) Citrix
15 30 (31.58%) AWS
16 26 (27.37%) NAS
16 26 (27.37%) SCCM
16 26 (27.37%) Red Hat
16 26 (27.37%) MS Exchange
16 26 (27.37%) Cisco
16 26 (27.37%) Service Management
16 26 (27.37%) Windows Server 2016
17 25 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
17 25 (26.32%) Hyper-V
18 23 (24.21%) Exchange Server 2010
18 23 (24.21%) XenApp
18 23 (24.21%) XenDesktop

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 26 (27.37%) MS Exchange
2 23 (24.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (14.74%) SharePoint
4 12 (12.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.11%) IIS
6 2 (2.11%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.05%) Apache
7 1 (1.05%) nginx
7 1 (1.05%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (17.89%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (9.47%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 50 (52.63%) Azure
2 37 (38.95%) Microsoft 365
3 30 (31.58%) AWS
4 17 (17.89%) OpenShift
5 14 (14.74%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (6.32%) Google Play
7 3 (3.16%) IaaS
7 3 (3.16%) SaaS
8 2 (2.11%) Mimecast
8 2 (2.11%) NuGet
8 2 (2.11%) Serverless
9 1 (1.05%) Cohesity
9 1 (1.05%) OneDrive
9 1 (1.05%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (47.37%) DNS
2 35 (36.84%) SAN
3 32 (33.68%) DHCP
4 26 (27.37%) NAS
5 21 (22.11%) Firewall
6 18 (18.95%) TCP/IP
7 10 (10.53%) VSAN
8 9 (9.47%) LAN
9 8 (8.42%) WAN
10 6 (6.32%) Network Security
10 6 (6.32%) VLAN
11 5 (5.26%) VPN
11 5 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (3.16%) Internet
12 3 (3.16%) Remote Desktop
13 2 (2.11%) PBX
13 2 (2.11%) Skype
13 2 (2.11%) VoIP
13 2 (2.11%) Wireless
14 1 (1.05%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.11%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.11%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (20.00%) Finance
1 19 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 18 (18.95%) Banking
3 1 (1.05%) Front Office
3 1 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.05%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (42.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (22.11%) IT Engineer
3 18 (18.95%) Windows Engineer
4 16 (16.84%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (16.84%) VMware Engineer
5 15 (15.79%) Server Engineer
6 14 (14.74%) Design Engineer
6 14 (14.74%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
6 14 (14.74%) Senior Windows Engineer
7 13 (13.68%) Senior Server Engineer
8 12 (12.63%) PowerShell Engineer
8 12 (12.63%) PowerShell Specialist
8 12 (12.63%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 12 (12.63%) Senior Server Specialist
8 12 (12.63%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
8 12 (12.63%) Server Specialist
8 12 (12.63%) VMware Specialist
8 12 (12.63%) Windows Server Engineer
8 12 (12.63%) Windows Server Specialist
8 12 (12.63%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.00%) LDAP
2 3 (3.16%) .NET
3 2 (2.11%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.05%) OAuth
4 1 (1.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (33.68%) Data Centre
2 12 (12.63%) Hedge funds
3 6 (6.32%) Smartphone
4 5 (5.26%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.16%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.11%) Replication
7 1 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 62 (65.26%) Windows
2 49 (51.58%) Windows Server
3 26 (27.37%) Windows Server 2016
4 22 (23.16%) Linux
5 17 (17.89%) Windows 10
6 14 (14.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (12.63%) Windows Server 2019
8 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (8.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (7.37%) Android
11 3 (3.16%) Windows 7
12 1 (1.05%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (42.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 34 (35.79%) ITIL
3 26 (27.37%) Service Management
4 20 (21.05%) Load Balancing
5 18 (18.95%) Converged Infrastructure
5 18 (18.95%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 18 (18.95%) Requirements Gathering
6 17 (17.89%) eTOM
6 17 (17.89%) Network Virtualisation
7 15 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (12.63%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (10.53%) Configuration Management
9 10 (10.53%) IT Strategy
9 10 (10.53%) ITIL V3
9 10 (10.53%) Project Management
10 9 (9.47%) Change Control
10 9 (9.47%) ITSM
10 9 (9.47%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (9.47%) Virtual Environments
11 7 (7.37%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 33 (34.74%) PowerShell
2 8 (8.42%) SQL
3 1 (1.05%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (23.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 19 (20.00%) MCSE
4 18 (18.95%) CCNP
4 18 (18.95%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (17.89%) MCSA
6 11 (11.58%) SC Cleared
6 11 (11.58%) Security Cleared
7 7 (7.37%) MCP
8 5 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (4.21%) AWS Certification
9 4 (4.21%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (3.16%) MCITP
10 3 (3.16%) VCP6
11 2 (2.11%) Degree
12 1 (1.05%) CCA
12 1 (1.05%) CEH
12 1 (1.05%) CompTIA Security+
12 1 (1.05%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (1.05%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.58%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 95 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 89 (93.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (83.16%) Active Directory
4 25 (26.32%) Hyper-V
5 23 (24.21%) XenApp
5 23 (24.21%) XenDesktop
6 22 (23.16%) VMware NSX
7 17 (17.89%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (14.74%) vSphere
9 6 (6.32%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (1.05%) BitLocker
10 1 (1.05%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.05%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.05%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 26 (27.37%) SCCM
2 20 (21.05%) SCOM
3 19 (20.00%) Ansible
4 18 (18.95%) HAProxy
4 18 (18.95%) vRealize
5 17 (17.89%) Kubernetes
6 8 (8.42%) WSUS
7 7 (7.37%) Backup Exec
7 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 7 (7.37%) NetBackup
8 6 (6.32%) PaperCut
8 6 (6.32%) vCenter Server
9 2 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (2.11%) Puppet
9 2 (2.11%) Terraform
10 1 (1.05%) FortiGate
10 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 89 (93.68%) VMware
2 84 (88.42%) Microsoft
3 30 (31.58%) Citrix
4 26 (27.37%) Cisco
4 26 (27.37%) Red Hat
5 22 (23.16%) Dell
6 18 (18.95%) F5
6 18 (18.95%) IBM
6 18 (18.95%) Infoblox
7 17 (17.89%) Oracle
8 12 (12.63%) Veeam
9 9 (9.47%) Ivanti
9 9 (9.47%) Remedy
9 9 (9.47%) ServiceNow
10 7 (7.37%) EMC
10 7 (7.37%) Google
10 7 (7.37%) NetApp
11 6 (6.32%) Avaya
11 6 (6.32%) BMC
12 5 (5.26%) Sophos