Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Virtual Server
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 962 1064 1099
Rank change year-on-year +102 +35 -46
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 114 101 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.083% 0.062% 0.067%
As % of the System Software category 0.48% 0.41% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 96 64 86
UK median annual salary £51,250 £49,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.59% +18.07% +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,500 £28,950 £21,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £74,900 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,750 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -6.25%

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 23,610 24,401 22,785
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.24% 14.92% 13.08%
Number of salaries quoted 19,429 19,926 19,185
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,856 £23,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +8.97% +4.00%

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 21 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Virtual Server in the UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 12 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 21 October 2019. 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 +120 110 £52,500 +7.14% 22
UK excluding London +77 82 £43,750 +16.67% 21
Midlands +58 39 £42,500 +30.77% 8
West Midlands +54 33 £46,250 +42.31% 3
London +79 29 £65,000 +15.56% 2
South East -1 21 £70,000 +37.93% 6
North of England +24 14 £35,000 +4.48% 1
North West +49 9 £55,000 +33.33%
East of England +66 7 £31,000 +3.33% 2
East Midlands +36 6 £29,000 -10.03% 5
Yorkshire +5 5 £32,500 -5.80% 1
Scotland - 1 £25,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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.

1 114 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 97 (85.09%) Windows
3 89 (78.07%) Microsoft
4 84 (73.68%) VMware
4 84 (73.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 78 (68.42%) Active Directory
6 62 (54.39%) Office 365
7 46 (40.35%) Windows Server
8 40 (35.09%) DNS
8 40 (35.09%) ITIL
9 38 (33.33%) PowerShell
10 37 (32.46%) Citrix
11 35 (30.70%) Hyper-V
12 33 (28.95%) SCCM
13 31 (27.19%) Azure
14 29 (25.44%) XenDesktop
14 29 (25.44%) SAN
14 29 (25.44%) DHCP
15 26 (22.81%) Firewall
15 26 (22.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 25 (21.93%) MS Exchange
16 25 (21.93%) Cisco
17 24 (21.05%) Project Management
18 22 (19.30%) Finance
19 21 (18.42%) Data Centre
19 21 (18.42%) Windows 10
20 20 (17.54%) Incident Management
20 20 (17.54%) Microsoft Office
21 18 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
22 17 (14.91%) Service Management

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 25 (21.93%) MS Exchange
2 16 (14.04%) SharePoint
3 14 (12.28%) SharePoint 2013
4 13 (11.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.63%) IIS
6 3 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (17.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (7.89%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 62 (54.39%) Office 365
2 31 (27.19%) Azure
3 8 (7.02%) IaaS
4 7 (6.14%) AWS
4 7 (6.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (6.14%) PaaS
5 3 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.63%) Mimecast
5 3 (2.63%) NuGet
6 2 (1.75%) npm
7 1 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.88%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 40 (35.09%) DNS
2 29 (25.44%) DHCP
2 29 (25.44%) SAN
3 26 (22.81%) Firewall
4 16 (14.04%) TCP/IP
5 15 (13.16%) Network Security
5 15 (13.16%) VPN
6 13 (11.40%) Wireless
7 12 (10.53%) Unified Communications
7 12 (10.53%) VLAN
8 11 (9.65%) WAN
9 10 (8.77%) LAN
10 8 (7.02%) BGP
10 8 (7.02%) HSRP
10 8 (7.02%) IPsec
10 8 (7.02%) MPLS
10 8 (7.02%) OSPF
10 8 (7.02%) RIP
10 8 (7.02%) VRRP
10 8 (7.02%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.63%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (2.63%) MSI
2 2 (1.75%) Bower
2 2 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (19.30%) Finance
2 10 (8.77%) Military
3 8 (7.02%) Banking
4 7 (6.14%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.75%) Back Office
6 1 (0.88%) Law
6 1 (0.88%) Legal
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (20.18%) Citrix Engineer
1 23 (20.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (18.42%) Senior Citrix Engineer
3 15 (13.16%) Systems Engineer
4 11 (9.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 11 (9.65%) Architect
4 11 (9.65%) Infrastructure Architect
5 10 (8.77%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (7.89%) Server Engineer
6 9 (7.89%) VMware Engineer
7 8 (7.02%) Analyst
7 8 (7.02%) Firewall Engineer
7 8 (7.02%) IT Engineer
7 8 (7.02%) Network Engineer
7 8 (7.02%) Network Systems Engineer
7 8 (7.02%) Windows Engineer
7 8 (7.02%) Windows Server Engineer
8 7 (6.14%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (5.26%) Senior Server Engineer
9 6 (5.26%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.75%) .NET
1 2 (1.75%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.88%) JSON
2 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.42%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.02%) Hedge funds
2 8 (7.02%) Management Information System
2 8 (7.02%) Virtual Team
3 6 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.63%) NHS
5 3 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.75%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.88%) Clustering
7 1 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 97 (85.09%) Windows
2 46 (40.35%) Windows Server
3 21 (18.42%) Windows 10
4 14 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (9.65%) Linux
5 11 (9.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (6.14%) Android
7 6 (5.26%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.51%) Apple iOS
8 4 (3.51%) CentOS
8 4 (3.51%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.88%) Solaris
9 1 (0.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (35.09%) ITIL
2 26 (22.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 24 (21.05%) Project Management
4 20 (17.54%) Incident Management
5 17 (14.91%) Service Management
6 16 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (13.16%) Line Management
8 13 (11.40%) Migration
9 12 (10.53%) Change Control
9 12 (10.53%) Configuration Management
9 12 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
9 12 (10.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 11 (9.65%) Change Management
10 11 (9.65%) Problem Management
11 10 (8.77%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (8.77%) Server Virtualisation
12 9 (7.89%) Data Analysis
12 9 (7.89%) Information Security
13 8 (7.02%) DNA
13 8 (7.02%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 38 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 10 (8.77%) SQL
3 1 (0.88%) PHP
3 1 (0.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (12.28%) MCSA
2 14 (12.28%) Security Cleared
3 13 (11.40%) MCSE
4 12 (10.53%) CCA
4 12 (10.53%) CCNA
4 12 (10.53%) CCNP
4 12 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
5 8 (7.02%) CCDA
6 6 (5.26%) DV Cleared
6 6 (5.26%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.75%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.88%) CEH
8 1 (0.88%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.88%) MCSD
8 1 (0.88%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.26%) SLA
2 3 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 114 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 84 (73.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (68.42%) Active Directory
4 35 (30.70%) Hyper-V
5 29 (25.44%) XenDesktop
6 13 (11.40%) XenApp
7 9 (7.89%) VMware NSX
8 6 (5.26%) Firmware
9 3 (2.63%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 33 (28.95%) SCCM
2 17 (14.91%) SCOM
3 16 (14.04%) WSUS
4 11 (9.65%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (8.77%) NetBackup
6 9 (7.89%) Backup Exec
6 9 (7.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (3.51%) ZABBIX
8 3 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (2.63%) Puppet
9 1 (0.88%) Automic
9 1 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.88%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.88%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 89 (78.07%) Microsoft
2 84 (73.68%) VMware
3 37 (32.46%) Citrix
4 25 (21.93%) Cisco
5 13 (11.40%) SolarWinds
6 12 (10.53%) Qualys
7 11 (9.65%) NetApp
7 11 (9.65%) Symantec
8 10 (8.77%) PlateSpin
9 9 (7.89%) Ivanti
9 9 (7.89%) Remedy
9 9 (7.89%) ServiceNow
10 8 (7.02%) CheckPoint
10 8 (7.02%) Forcepoint
10 8 (7.02%) Huawei
11 5 (4.39%) HP
12 4 (3.51%) Dell
12 4 (3.51%) EMC
12 4 (3.51%) Oracle
12 4 (3.51%) Veeam