Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Virtual Server
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 928 766 1015
Rank change year-on-year -162 +249 +77
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 63 51 104
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.072% 0.072%
As % of the System Software category 0.30% 0.41% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 47 43 101
10th Percentile £30,150 £26,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £33,750 £29,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,500 £38,000 £43,000
Median % change year-on-year +17.11% -11.63% +7.50%
75th Percentile £75,000 £48,125 £67,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £50,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% +12.00%

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 20,835 12,579 24,755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.51% 17.79% 17.04%
Number of salaries quoted 14,774 10,467 20,598
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,000 £33,173
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £86,250
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 26 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Virtual Server in the UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 14 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 26 July 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 -164 57 £45,000 +18.42% 16
UK excluding London -135 40 £40,000 +5.26% 16
London -105 23 £75,000 +66.67% 3
South East -69 10 £53,500 +22.99% 3
East of England -28 9 £44,500 +48.33% 4
South West -58 7 £42,500 +49.12% 1
Scotland -55 6 £32,750 - 2
North of England -66 5 £37,500 -3.85% 5
Work from Home -257 4 £80,000 +77.78% 2
North East -12 3 £37,500 -6.25%
West Midlands -77 3 £37,500 -20.21%
Midlands -88 3 £37,500 -20.21%
North West -39 1 £23,000 -59.11% 1
Yorkshire -53 1 £80,000 +110.53% 4

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 63 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 63 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 55 (87.30%) VMware
2 55 (87.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (73.02%) Active Directory
4 45 (71.43%) Windows
5 42 (66.67%) Windows Server
6 30 (47.62%) Azure
7 26 (41.27%) Microsoft 365
8 24 (38.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 22 (34.92%) PowerShell
10 21 (33.33%) DNS
10 21 (33.33%) Citrix
11 19 (30.16%) AWS
11 19 (30.16%) SAN
12 17 (26.98%) Cisco
12 17 (26.98%) ITIL
13 16 (25.40%) Firewall
14 15 (23.81%) Finance
15 14 (22.22%) DHCP
15 14 (22.22%) TCP/IP
15 14 (22.22%) Hyper-V
16 13 (20.63%) XenApp
16 13 (20.63%) XenDesktop
16 13 (20.63%) Veeam
17 12 (19.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 12 (19.05%) MS Exchange
17 12 (19.05%) WAN
17 12 (19.05%) Dell
17 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2016

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 12 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 11 (17.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (12.70%) SharePoint
4 7 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (6.35%) IIS
6 2 (3.17%) Apache
6 2 (3.17%) nginx
6 2 (3.17%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 30 (47.62%) Azure
2 26 (41.27%) Microsoft 365
3 19 (30.16%) AWS
4 8 (12.70%) OpenShift
5 7 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (9.52%) Google Play
7 4 (6.35%) IaaS
8 2 (3.17%) GCP
8 2 (3.17%) NuGet
8 2 (3.17%) Serverless
9 1 (1.59%) Cohesity
9 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (33.33%) DNS
2 19 (30.16%) SAN
3 16 (25.40%) Firewall
4 14 (22.22%) DHCP
4 14 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 12 (19.05%) WAN
6 10 (15.87%) LAN
7 9 (14.29%) NAS
8 6 (9.52%) Network Security
9 4 (6.35%) VPN
9 4 (6.35%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (6.35%) Wireless
10 3 (4.76%) VLAN
11 2 (3.17%) ISDN
11 2 (3.17%) Skype
11 2 (3.17%) VoIP
11 2 (3.17%) WLAN
12 1 (1.59%) Kerberos
12 1 (1.59%) NetScaler
12 1 (1.59%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.17%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (23.81%) Finance
2 11 (17.46%) Banking
3 9 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 8 (12.70%) Organisational Skills
5 7 (11.11%) Social Skills
6 3 (4.76%) Public Sector
7 2 (3.17%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 2 (3.17%) Local Government
8 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
Job Titles
1 20 (31.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (20.63%) Windows Engineer
3 11 (17.46%) VMware Engineer
4 9 (14.29%) Analyst
4 9 (14.29%) Senior Windows Engineer
5 8 (12.70%) Senior Server Engineer
5 8 (12.70%) Server Engineer
5 8 (12.70%) Support Engineer
5 8 (12.70%) VMware Specialist
6 7 (11.11%) Design Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) IT Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) PowerShell Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 7 (11.11%) Senior Server Specialist
6 7 (11.11%) Senior VMware Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) Server Specialist
6 7 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) Windows Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.46%) LDAP
2 4 (6.35%) .NET
3 2 (3.17%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.59%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.59%) OAuth
4 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.11%) Hedge funds
3 6 (9.52%) Smartphone
4 4 (6.35%) Driving Licence
4 4 (6.35%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.17%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.59%) Clustering
6 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 45 (71.43%) Windows
2 42 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2016
4 9 (14.29%) Linux
5 7 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (9.52%) Android
7 5 (7.94%) Windows 10
7 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 17 (26.98%) ITIL
3 10 (15.87%) Load Balancing
3 10 (15.87%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (14.29%) Converged Infrastructure
4 9 (14.29%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 9 (14.29%) ITSM
4 9 (14.29%) Requirements Gathering
4 9 (14.29%) Server Management
5 8 (12.70%) eTOM
5 8 (12.70%) Network Virtualisation
6 7 (11.11%) Service Management
7 6 (9.52%) Security Patching
7 6 (9.52%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (6.35%) Asset Management
8 4 (6.35%) DevOps
8 4 (6.35%) Time Management
9 3 (4.76%) ITIL V3
9 3 (4.76%) Migration
9 3 (4.76%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.92%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
2 2 (3.17%) Go
2 2 (3.17%) Java
2 2 (3.17%) Python
3 1 (1.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (19.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 9 (14.29%) CCNP
2 9 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (9.52%) AWS Certification
4 5 (7.94%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (6.35%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.17%) MCSA
7 1 (1.59%) CCA
7 1 (1.59%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.59%) Degree
7 1 (1.59%) MCITP
7 1 (1.59%) MCSE
7 1 (1.59%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.70%) SLA
2 2 (3.17%) NCSC
3 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 63 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 55 (87.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (73.02%) Active Directory
4 14 (22.22%) Hyper-V
5 13 (20.63%) XenApp
5 13 (20.63%) XenDesktop
6 11 (17.46%) vSphere
7 8 (12.70%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (11.11%) VMware NSX
9 6 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (3.17%) Terminal Server
10 2 (3.17%) VMware Server
11 1 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (15.87%) Ansible
1 10 (15.87%) SCCM
2 9 (14.29%) HAProxy
2 9 (14.29%) vRealize
3 8 (12.70%) Kubernetes
4 7 (11.11%) SCOM
5 6 (9.52%) PaperCut
6 5 (7.94%) vCenter Server
7 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (3.17%) Puppet
8 2 (3.17%) Terraform
9 1 (1.59%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 1 (1.59%) Backup Exec
9 1 (1.59%) FortiGate
9 1 (1.59%) SCSM
Vendors
1 63 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 55 (87.30%) VMware
3 21 (33.33%) Citrix
4 17 (26.98%) Cisco
5 13 (20.63%) Veeam
6 12 (19.05%) Dell
7 9 (14.29%) F5
7 9 (14.29%) IBM
7 9 (14.29%) Infoblox
7 9 (14.29%) Red Hat
8 8 (12.70%) Oracle
9 7 (11.11%) Google
10 6 (9.52%) Avaya
10 6 (9.52%) BMC
10 6 (9.52%) Qualys
11 4 (6.35%) Centrify
12 3 (4.76%) Sophos
13 2 (3.17%) HP
14 1 (1.59%) Apple
14 1 (1.59%) Veritas