Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Virtual Server
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1010 1123 1038
Rank change year-on-year +113 -85 +97
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 101 93 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.053% 0.084%
As % of the System Software category 0.43% 0.39% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 79 62 140
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £30,400 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £72,650 £72,125 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%

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 23,532 23,585 21,522
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.64% 13.38% 12.26%
Number of salaries quoted 19,243 19,465 17,852
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,250 £23,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +104 97 £47,500 +11.76% 21
UK excluding London +48 56 £42,500 +6.25% 16
London +99 41 £55,000 +1.85% 5
South East +29 21 £40,000 -15.79% 4
North of England +51 19 £42,500 +30.77% 9
Yorkshire +35 16 £42,500 +30.77% 2
East of England +54 6 £70,000 +64.71%
Midlands +28 6 £43,250 +92.22% 3
West Midlands +33 5 £44,000 +47.90% 2
South West +9 4 £28,000 -34.06%
North West - 3 £38,000 - 7
East Midlands +21 1 £32,233 +43.26% 1

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 100 (99.01%) Virtual Servers
2 85 (84.16%) Microsoft
3 71 (70.30%) VMware
3 71 (70.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 63 (62.38%) Windows
5 60 (59.41%) Active Directory
6 55 (54.46%) Windows Server
7 36 (35.64%) DNS
8 33 (32.67%) ITIL
8 33 (32.67%) Linux
9 31 (30.69%) MS Exchange
10 29 (28.71%) DHCP
10 29 (28.71%) TCP/IP
10 29 (28.71%) PowerShell
11 26 (25.74%) Microsoft Azure
11 26 (25.74%) Firewall
12 25 (24.75%) SAN
12 25 (24.75%) Windows Server 2012
13 22 (21.78%) Patch Management
13 22 (21.78%) SCCM
14 19 (18.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 18 (17.82%) Office 365
15 18 (17.82%) Banking
15 18 (17.82%) Cisco
15 18 (17.82%) SharePoint
16 17 (16.83%) EMC
16 17 (16.83%) Red Hat
16 17 (16.83%) Internet
16 17 (16.83%) SCOM
16 17 (16.83%) Exchange Server 2010

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 31 (30.69%) MS Exchange
2 18 (17.82%) SharePoint
3 17 (16.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (12.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (9.90%) Skype for Business
6 5 (4.95%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.99%) Apache
7 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 16 (15.84%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.99%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 26 (25.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (17.82%) Office 365
3 8 (7.92%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (6.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (4.95%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.98%) IaaS
6 2 (1.98%) PaaS
7 1 (0.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.99%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 36 (35.64%) DNS
2 29 (28.71%) DHCP
2 29 (28.71%) TCP/IP
3 26 (25.74%) Firewall
4 25 (24.75%) SAN
5 17 (16.83%) Internet
6 15 (14.85%) VoIP
7 13 (12.87%) Skype
7 13 (12.87%) VLAN
8 12 (11.88%) SMTP
8 12 (11.88%) WAN
9 10 (9.90%) LAN
9 10 (9.90%) NetScaler
9 10 (9.90%) SNMP
9 10 (9.90%) Wireless
10 8 (7.92%) DWDM
10 8 (7.92%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (4.95%) NAS
11 5 (4.95%) Network Security
12 4 (3.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.95%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.96%) MySQL
3 4 (3.96%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.98%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.99%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.98%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (17.82%) Banking
2 9 (8.91%) Finance
3 5 (4.95%) Advertising
3 5 (4.95%) Law
4 4 (3.96%) Legal
4 4 (3.96%) Retail
5 2 (1.98%) Back Office
5 2 (1.98%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (15.84%) Architect
2 15 (14.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (13.86%) Administrator
4 13 (12.87%) Systems Administrator
4 13 (12.87%) Windows Administrator
5 12 (11.88%) IT Engineer
5 12 (11.88%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 11 (10.89%) IT Support
6 11 (10.89%) Messaging Specialist
6 11 (10.89%) VMWare Administrator
7 10 (9.90%) Exchange Specialist
7 10 (9.90%) Messaging Support
7 10 (9.90%) Support Specialist
7 10 (9.90%) Systems Engineer
8 9 (8.91%) Analyst
8 9 (8.91%) Exchange Support
8 9 (8.91%) Network Engineer
8 9 (8.91%) Security Engineer
9 8 (7.92%) Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (7.92%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.95%) WSH
2 2 (1.98%) Middleware
3 1 (0.99%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.99%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.99%) LDAP
3 1 (0.99%) XML
3 1 (0.99%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.84%) Data Centre
2 14 (13.86%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (10.89%) e-Learning
4 7 (6.93%) Clustering
4 7 (6.93%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.95%) Hedge funds
5 5 (4.95%) Private Cloud
6 4 (3.96%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.97%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.98%) Handset
8 2 (1.98%) Replication
8 2 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.99%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.99%) Fintech
9 1 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.99%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 63 (62.38%) Windows
2 55 (54.46%) Windows Server
3 33 (32.67%) Linux
4 25 (24.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (18.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (12.87%) Windows 10
7 12 (11.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (4.95%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.97%) Unix
10 2 (1.98%) Debian
10 2 (1.98%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.99%) CentOS
11 1 (0.99%) Solaris
11 1 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (32.67%) ITIL
2 22 (21.78%) Patch Management
3 17 (16.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 14 (13.86%) ITIL V3
4 14 (13.86%) Performance Management
4 14 (13.86%) Server Management
5 12 (11.88%) Security Patching
5 12 (11.88%) SIEM
6 11 (10.89%) E-Discovery
6 11 (10.89%) Process Improvement
7 10 (9.90%) Network Management
7 10 (9.90%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (8.91%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (8.91%) Information Security
9 8 (7.92%) Computer Forensics
9 8 (7.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 7 (6.93%) Business Continuity
10 7 (6.93%) Data Management
10 7 (6.93%) Service Delivery
11 6 (5.94%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (28.71%) PowerShell
2 15 (14.85%) SQL
3 5 (4.95%) VBScript
4 2 (1.98%) C
5 1 (0.99%) C#
5 1 (0.99%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (15.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (13.86%) SC Cleared
2 14 (13.86%) Security Cleared
3 12 (11.88%) MCSE
4 9 (8.91%) Degree
5 8 (7.92%) MCSA
6 6 (5.94%) CCNA
6 6 (5.94%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (4.95%) CCNP
8 2 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.98%) HNC
8 2 (1.98%) HND
8 2 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.99%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.93%) SLA
2 6 (5.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.98%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.98%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.99%) GDPR
4 1 (0.99%) ISO 15022
4 1 (0.99%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 100 (99.01%) Virtual Servers
2 71 (70.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (59.41%) Active Directory
4 13 (12.87%) Hyper-V
5 10 (9.90%) vSphere
6 5 (4.95%) VMware NSX
7 4 (3.96%) Firmware
7 4 (3.96%) XenApp
8 3 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.98%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.98%) Docker
9 2 (1.98%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.99%) KVM
10 1 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (21.78%) SCCM
2 17 (16.83%) SCOM
3 12 (11.88%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (4.95%) NetBackup
5 5 (4.95%) WSUS
6 4 (3.96%) Backup Exec
6 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (3.96%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.98%) Ansible
7 2 (1.98%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (1.98%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.98%) Puppet
7 2 (1.98%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.99%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.99%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.99%) Nagios
8 1 (0.99%) vMotion
Vendors
1 85 (84.16%) Microsoft
2 71 (70.30%) VMware
3 18 (17.82%) Cisco
4 17 (16.83%) EMC
4 17 (16.83%) Red Hat
5 13 (12.87%) McAfee
6 12 (11.88%) Hitachi
7 9 (8.91%) Citrix
7 9 (8.91%) LogRhythm
8 8 (7.92%) HP
8 8 (7.92%) Juniper
9 7 (6.93%) NetApp
10 5 (4.95%) Barracuda Networks
10 5 (4.95%) Fortinet
10 5 (4.95%) Oracle
11 4 (3.96%) CommVault
12 3 (2.97%) CheckPoint
12 3 (2.97%) IronPort
12 3 (2.97%) Mitel
12 3 (2.97%) Zscaler