Period
to 14 August 2020

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 14 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Environments
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 653 851 832
Rank change year-on-year +198 -19 -18
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Environments 125 260 351
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.20% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 98 192 291
Median annual salary £42,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% - -
10th Percentile £27,275 £29,823 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £69,875 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -12.79% +1.18% -

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.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 57,347 131,127 155,910
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.29% 92.21% 91.92%
Number of salaries quoted 45,887 103,183 124,199
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%

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 14 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Virtual Environments in the UK

Virtual Environments
Top 14 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 14 August 2020. 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 +203 123 £42,500 -5.56% 27
UK excluding London +211 82 £37,500 -12.79% 25
London +170 42 £61,875 +30.26% 3
North of England +160 24 £33,250 -36.36% 10
South East +168 22 £37,500 -16.67% 6
South West +99 16 £32,655 -9.29% 3
Midlands +105 15 £37,500 -14.77% 3
Yorkshire +133 12 £27,500 -47.62% 3
North West +125 12 £34,000 -20.00% 3
West Midlands +72 8 £37,500 -14.77% 2
Work from Home +66 8 £32,655 -37.20% 3
East Midlands +87 7 £37,500 - 1
East of England +120 4 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Scotland +92 2 £29,250 -29.52% 1

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, IT jobs citing Virtual Environments 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 Virtual Environments.

1 95 (76.00%) Windows
2 89 (71.20%) Microsoft
3 85 (68.00%) VMware
3 85 (68.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 84 (67.20%) Active Directory
5 63 (50.40%) Windows Server
6 53 (42.40%) PowerShell
7 46 (36.80%) SCCM
7 46 (36.80%) Office 365
8 45 (36.00%) DNS
9 43 (34.40%) DHCP
10 40 (32.00%) Windows Server 2016
11 28 (22.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 28 (22.40%) SQL Server
12 27 (21.60%) ITIL
13 25 (20.00%) MS Exchange
13 25 (20.00%) Firewall
13 25 (20.00%) Azure
14 24 (19.20%) LAN
14 24 (19.20%) Windows 10
15 22 (17.60%) Data Centre
15 22 (17.60%) Agile Software Development
16 21 (16.80%) Citrix
16 21 (16.80%) SQL
17 20 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
17 20 (16.00%) SAN
18 19 (15.20%) HP
18 19 (15.20%) Linux
18 19 (15.20%) Finance
18 19 (15.20%) Patch Management

Virtual Environments
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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.40%) IIS
3 9 (7.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (6.40%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.80%) Confluence
6 5 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.40%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.60%) Appian
8 2 (1.60%) FileNet
8 2 (1.60%) JBoss
8 2 (1.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (13.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (12.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 46 (36.80%) Office 365
2 25 (20.00%) Azure
3 15 (12.00%) AWS
4 7 (5.60%) SaaS
5 6 (4.80%) OneDrive
6 4 (3.20%) Power Platform
6 4 (3.20%) PowerApps
7 3 (2.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (2.40%) GCP
7 3 (2.40%) IaaS
8 2 (1.60%) Cloudflare
9 1 (0.80%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (36.00%) DNS
2 43 (34.40%) DHCP
3 25 (20.00%) Firewall
4 24 (19.20%) LAN
5 20 (16.00%) SAN
6 15 (12.00%) VPN
6 15 (12.00%) WLAN
7 12 (9.60%) NAS
8 10 (8.00%) TCP/IP
9 9 (7.20%) WAN
10 7 (5.60%) Skype
10 7 (5.60%) VLAN
11 6 (4.80%) VoIP
11 6 (4.80%) Wireless
12 5 (4.00%) iSCSI
13 4 (3.20%) Internet
13 4 (3.20%) IP Telephony
13 4 (3.20%) SSL
14 2 (1.60%) HTTPS
14 2 (1.60%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (22.40%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.20%) SQL Server 2016
3 8 (6.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (5.60%) MySQL
5 4 (3.20%) Power BI
6 3 (2.40%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.80%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.80%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.80%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 11 (8.80%) JIRA
2 2 (1.60%) Artifactory
2 2 (1.60%) Gradle
3 1 (0.80%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (15.20%) Finance
2 4 (3.20%) Law
3 3 (2.40%) Banking
3 3 (2.40%) Local Government
3 3 (2.40%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.40%) Retail
4 2 (1.60%) Back Office
4 2 (1.60%) Legal
4 2 (1.60%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.80%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.80%) Front Office
5 1 (0.80%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (12.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (12.00%) Administrator
3 14 (11.20%) Systems Administrator
4 13 (10.40%) Analyst
4 13 (10.40%) Wintel Engineer
5 12 (9.60%) IT Engineer
6 9 (7.20%) Support Engineer
7 7 (5.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (5.60%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (5.60%) IT Technician
8 6 (4.80%) Developer
8 6 (4.80%) Systems Administration Leader
9 5 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) Senior IT Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) Server Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) Support Analyst
9 5 (4.00%) Windows Administrator
9 5 (4.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.20%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.80%) .NET
2 7 (5.60%) CSS
2 7 (5.60%) HTML
3 2 (1.60%) Ajax
3 2 (1.60%) J2EE
3 2 (1.60%) jQuery
3 2 (1.60%) JSON
3 2 (1.60%) Node.js
3 2 (1.60%) REST
3 2 (1.60%) SOAP
3 2 (1.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (1.60%) Web Services
3 2 (1.60%) XML
3 2 (1.60%) XSLT
4 1 (0.80%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.60%) Data Centre
2 17 (13.60%) CMDB
3 16 (12.80%) Driving Licence
4 12 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (7.20%) Replication
6 6 (4.80%) EMC VNX
7 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Licensing
8 3 (2.40%) Derivative
8 3 (2.40%) Life Science
8 3 (2.40%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.60%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.60%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.60%) Clustering
9 2 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.60%) VLE
10 1 (0.80%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.80%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.80%) Handset
10 1 (0.80%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.80%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 95 (76.00%) Windows
2 63 (50.40%) Windows Server
3 40 (32.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 28 (22.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (19.20%) Windows 10
6 19 (15.20%) Linux
7 14 (11.20%) Windows Server 2019
8 11 (8.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (4.00%) Windows 7
9 5 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (3.20%) Unix
11 2 (1.60%) CentOS
11 2 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.60%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.80%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.60%) ITIL
2 22 (17.60%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (15.20%) Patch Management
4 18 (14.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 14 (11.20%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (11.20%) Software Distribution
6 13 (10.40%) Data Protection
6 13 (10.40%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 13 (10.40%) Server Patching
7 12 (9.60%) Server Hardening
8 9 (7.20%) DevOps
9 8 (6.40%) Service Delivery
10 7 (5.60%) Computer Science
11 6 (4.80%) Identity Access Management
11 6 (4.80%) Infrastructure as Code
11 6 (4.80%) Infrastructure Automation
11 6 (4.80%) Server Building
11 6 (4.80%) Workflow
12 5 (4.00%) Migration
12 5 (4.00%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 53 (42.40%) PowerShell
2 21 (16.80%) SQL
3 13 (10.40%) VB
4 8 (6.40%) Python
5 3 (2.40%) C++
6 2 (1.60%) Java
6 2 (1.60%) Java 8
6 2 (1.60%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.60%) PHP
6 2 (1.60%) Ruby
6 2 (1.60%) Scala
7 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.80%) VBA
7 1 (0.80%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (13.60%) Security Cleared
2 14 (11.20%) DV Cleared
3 13 (10.40%) Degree
4 7 (5.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (4.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.40%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.80%) CCIE
8 1 (0.80%) CCNP
8 1 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.80%) CISSP
8 1 (0.80%) MCSE
8 1 (0.80%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 85 (68.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 84 (67.20%) Active Directory
3 18 (14.40%) Virtual Machines
3 18 (14.40%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (13.60%) XenApp
5 15 (12.00%) Hyper-V
5 15 (12.00%) XenDesktop
6 14 (11.20%) VMware Server
7 13 (10.40%) Virtual Desktop
8 12 (9.60%) Terminal Server
9 9 (7.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 5 (4.00%) Docker
11 4 (3.20%) vSphere
12 3 (2.40%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (1.60%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.80%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.80%) NFS
14 1 (0.80%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 46 (36.80%) SCCM
2 18 (14.40%) WSUS
3 15 (12.00%) SCOM
4 13 (10.40%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 6 (4.80%) Avamar
6 5 (4.00%) HP SIM
6 5 (4.00%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.60%) Ansible
7 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.60%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.80%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.80%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.80%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.80%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.80%) SnapMirror
8 1 (0.80%) Terraform
Vendors
1 89 (71.20%) Microsoft
2 85 (68.00%) VMware
3 21 (16.80%) Citrix
4 19 (15.20%) HP
5 11 (8.80%) Cisco
5 11 (8.80%) Dell
6 7 (5.60%) EMC
7 6 (4.80%) AppDynamics
7 6 (4.80%) Oracle
7 6 (4.80%) Pega
7 6 (4.80%) Veeam
8 5 (4.00%) 3PAR
9 4 (3.20%) CheckPoint
9 4 (3.20%) Facebook
9 4 (3.20%) Okta
9 4 (3.20%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.20%) Snow
9 4 (3.20%) Twitter
10 2 (1.60%) Avaya
10 2 (1.60%) TIBCO