Virtual Environments
UK

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Virtual Environments skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Environments over the 6 months to 4 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
4 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 736 864 805
Rank change year-on-year +128 -59 -76
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Environments 102 169 356
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.15% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.16% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 70 104 192
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,375 £26,458
25th Percentile £31,375 £31,250 £35,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £44,638 £42,750
Median % change year-on-year -4.79% +4.42% +0.59%
75th Percentile £50,000 £62,500 £60,625
90th Percentile £68,325 £65,000 £73,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.25% -5.88% +6.25%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

Virtual Environments is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 72,159 106,312 135,286
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 88.20% 95.60% 95.17%
Number of salaries quoted 53,246 63,311 81,825
10th Percentile £29,440 £34,500 £33,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,639 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +5.77% +9.47%

Virtual Environments
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Virtual Environments as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Environments in the UK

Virtual Environments
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Virtual Environments.

Salary trend for Virtual Environments in the UK

Virtual Environments
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Environments over the 6 months to 4 March 2024.

Salary histogram for Virtual Environments in the UK

Virtual Environments
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Environments within the UK over the 6 months to 4 March 2024. 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
Jobs
England +141 99 £42,500 -4.01% 41
UK excluding London +60 92 £39,500 -1.25% 27
South East +69 39 £39,000 +37.44% 6
Work from Home +88 30 £42,500 -10.53% 20
North of England +73 21 £41,250 +8.55% 5
Midlands +65 12 £50,000 -4.76% 6
North West +49 12 £35,000 +11.56% 2
West Midlands +59 11 £50,000 +5.26% 6
South West +36 11 £33,500 -3.60% 4
London +161 10 £68,750 +14.58% 20
North East +12 8 £42,500 +1.19% 1
East of England +41 6 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Wales +7 2 £45,000 +100.00% 2
Yorkshire +62 1 £40,000 +5.26% 2
East Midlands -1 1 £29,000 -44.76%
Scotland -25 1 £33,500 -39.09% 3

Virtual Environments
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 34 (33.33%) Microsoft Exchange
2 15 (14.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.98%) Confluence
3 1 (0.98%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (9.80%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 39 (38.24%) Azure
2 33 (32.35%) Microsoft 365
3 19 (18.63%) Entra ID
4 7 (6.86%) AWS
5 6 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (5.88%) SaaS
6 3 (2.94%) GitHub
6 3 (2.94%) Power Platform
6 3 (2.94%) PowerApps
7 2 (1.96%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (1.96%) Amazon EKS
7 2 (1.96%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.96%) AWS Direct Connect
7 2 (1.96%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.96%) GitHub Actions
7 2 (1.96%) Serverless
7 2 (1.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (1.96%) WeChat
8 1 (0.98%) IaaS
8 1 (0.98%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (42.16%) Firewall
2 27 (26.47%) DNS
3 25 (24.51%) WAN
4 24 (23.53%) DHCP
5 21 (20.59%) LAN
6 20 (19.61%) SAN
7 16 (15.69%) NAS
8 13 (12.75%) VoIP
8 13 (12.75%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (9.80%) Network Security
9 10 (9.80%) VPN
10 9 (8.82%) VLAN
11 6 (5.88%) Wireless
12 4 (3.92%) IP Telephony
12 4 (3.92%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (3.92%) SD-WAN
13 3 (2.94%) iSCSI
13 3 (2.94%) LTE
13 3 (2.94%) SSL
13 3 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.80%) MySQL
3 3 (2.94%) Power BI
4 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.98%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.98%) MySQL Workbench
Development Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Artifactory
1 1 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (0.98%) Bitbucket
1 1 (0.98%) DBeaver
1 1 (0.98%) GitLab
1 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.98%) JIRA
1 1 (0.98%) Postman
1 1 (0.98%) Zephyr
General
1 35 (34.31%) Social Skills
2 18 (17.65%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 18 (17.65%) Legal
2 18 (17.65%) Pharmaceutical
3 16 (15.69%) Influencing Skills
4 13 (12.75%) Finance
5 11 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (6.86%) Manufacturing
7 4 (3.92%) Marketing
8 3 (2.94%) Presentation Skills
9 2 (1.96%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.96%) Electronics
9 2 (1.96%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.98%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 28 (27.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (15.69%) Project Manager
2 16 (15.69%) Support Engineer
3 12 (11.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 12 (11.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (10.78%) Technical Engineer
4 11 (10.78%) Technical Support
4 11 (10.78%) Technical Support Engineer
5 10 (9.80%) Senior
6 9 (8.82%) IT Engineer
7 8 (7.84%) IT Support
8 6 (5.88%) ICT Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) Lead
8 6 (5.88%) Team Leader
9 5 (4.90%) ICT Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) IT Support Technician
9 5 (4.90%) IT Technician
9 5 (4.90%) Network Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.92%) JSON
2 3 (2.94%) .NET
2 3 (2.94%) YAML
3 2 (1.96%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.96%) LDAP
3 2 (1.96%) Regular Expression
3 2 (1.96%) WPF
3 2 (1.96%) XML
4 1 (0.98%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.98%) Kafka
4 1 (0.98%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 10 (9.80%) Onboarding
3 8 (7.84%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.88%) CCTV
5 5 (4.90%) Life Science
5 5 (4.90%) Renewable Energy
6 3 (2.94%) Clustering
6 3 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.96%) CMDB
7 2 (1.96%) Fibre Optics
7 2 (1.96%) Molecular Biology
7 2 (1.96%) PKI
7 2 (1.96%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.96%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.98%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.98%) Legacy Systems
8 1 (0.98%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 56 (54.90%) Windows
2 33 (32.35%) Windows Server
3 26 (25.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (20.59%) Windows Server 2016
5 16 (15.69%) Linux
5 16 (15.69%) Windows Server 2019
6 7 (6.86%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.96%) Android
7 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.98%) CentOS
8 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.98%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 28 (27.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 19 (18.63%) Mentoring
4 18 (17.65%) Biotechnology
5 16 (15.69%) Collaborative Working
5 16 (15.69%) Creative Thinking
5 16 (15.69%) Risk Management
6 14 (13.73%) Computer Science
6 14 (13.73%) Customer Service
7 12 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
7 12 (11.76%) Proactive Monitoring
8 10 (9.80%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (9.80%) Service Delivery
9 9 (8.82%) Contract Negotiation
9 9 (8.82%) Security Patching
10 8 (7.84%) Energy Management
10 8 (7.84%) Operations Management
11 6 (5.88%) Communications Security
11 6 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (33.33%) SQL
2 6 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.92%) C#
3 4 (3.92%) Python
4 3 (2.94%) Java
5 2 (1.96%) Bash
6 1 (0.98%) C++
6 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.98%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (22.55%) Degree
2 14 (13.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (10.78%) Security Cleared
4 9 (8.82%) SC Cleared
5 7 (6.86%) DV Cleared
6 6 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (5.88%) JNCIA
7 5 (4.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (3.92%) CCNA
8 4 (3.92%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.94%) CISA
9 3 (2.94%) CISSP
9 3 (2.94%) GCSC
9 3 (2.94%) GIAC
9 3 (2.94%) MCP
9 3 (2.94%) MCSA
9 3 (2.94%) MCSE
10 2 (1.96%) CCIE
10 2 (1.96%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.69%) Good Clinical Practice
2 10 (9.80%) SLA
3 7 (6.86%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.96%) NCSC
6 1 (0.98%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 57 (55.88%) Active Directory
2 42 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (21.57%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.90%) Docker
5 4 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.94%) vSphere
7 2 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.98%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.98%) KVM
8 1 (0.98%) QEMU
8 1 (0.98%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 16 (15.69%) SCOM
2 10 (9.80%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (4.90%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.94%) Ansible
4 3 (2.94%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.96%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 2 (1.96%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.96%) SCCM
5 2 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.96%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.98%) Autotask
6 1 (0.98%) Grafana
6 1 (0.98%) Kibana
6 1 (0.98%) logstash
6 1 (0.98%) Progress Chef
6 1 (0.98%) Puppet
6 1 (0.98%) Salt
Vendors
1 42 (41.18%) VMware
2 39 (38.24%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.92%) Cisco
3 4 (3.92%) Splunk
3 4 (3.92%) Verint
4 3 (2.94%) Citrix
4 3 (2.94%) Dell
4 3 (2.94%) Draytek
4 3 (2.94%) Juniper
4 3 (2.94%) Meraki
4 3 (2.94%) NETGEAR
4 3 (2.94%) Ubiquiti
5 2 (1.96%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (1.96%) BMC
5 2 (1.96%) HP
5 2 (1.96%) NetApp
5 2 (1.96%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.96%) Sophos
5 2 (1.96%) Veeam
6 1 (0.98%) WatchGuard