Period
to 9 December 2019

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 9 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Environments
UK
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 812 818 834
Rank change year-on-year +6 +16 -102
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Environments 233 335 396
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.23% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 174 274 320
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% -6.32% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,075 £34,750
90th Percentile £66,750 £68,000 £70,713
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -9.41% - -2.30%

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 123,110 146,209 164,620
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.05% 91.99% 92.24%
Number of salaries quoted 97,525 115,995 130,641
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,331 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.32% +4.66% +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

Virtual Environments
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Environments in the UK

Virtual Environments
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Virtual Environments.

Salary trend for Virtual Environments in the UK

Virtual Environments
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Environments over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Virtual Environments in the UK

Virtual Environments
Top 15 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 9 December 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 +15 222 £45,000 - 56
UK excluding London +30 137 £38,500 -9.41% 50
London +46 93 £55,000 -1.79% 10
South West +8 41 £33,750 +12.50% 12
South East +37 36 £37,500 -25.00% 11
North of England +26 24 £60,000 +50.00% 12
Midlands +13 24 £37,850 -13.98% 6
West Midlands +7 20 £42,500 -3.41% 2
Yorkshire +15 17 £63,750 +54.55% 7
North West +22 6 £55,000 +45.70% 5
Wales - 5 £38,500 - 2
Scotland +20 4 £45,000 +57.89% 2
East Midlands +14 4 £35,725 -20.61% 4
East of England +56 3 £30,000 -11.11% 5
North East +23 1 £35,000 -37.78%

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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.

1 135 (57.94%) Windows
2 108 (46.35%) VMware
2 108 (46.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (42.06%) Windows Server
4 89 (38.20%) Active Directory
5 72 (30.90%) Microsoft
6 71 (30.47%) Azure
7 53 (22.75%) AWS
7 53 (22.75%) Linux
8 50 (21.46%) PowerShell
8 50 (21.46%) Office 365
9 48 (20.60%) Hyper-V
9 48 (20.60%) Citrix
10 42 (18.03%) Finance
10 42 (18.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 41 (17.60%) Agile Software Development
11 41 (17.60%) Cisco
12 40 (17.17%) Windows Server 2012
13 39 (16.74%) Python
14 38 (16.31%) SQL
15 36 (15.45%) Windows 10
16 35 (15.02%) Degree
16 35 (15.02%) DNS
16 35 (15.02%) Firewall
17 34 (14.59%) Microsoft Office
18 33 (14.16%) ITIL
18 33 (14.16%) Data Centre
18 33 (14.16%) Ansible
19 32 (13.73%) SCCM
19 32 (13.73%) SAN

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 15 (6.44%) MS Exchange
2 14 (6.01%) Tornado
3 12 (5.15%) OpenStack
3 12 (5.15%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.86%) SAS
5 8 (3.43%) Skype for Business
6 7 (3.00%) IIS
7 5 (2.15%) Confluence
8 4 (1.72%) Apache
8 4 (1.72%) nginx
9 2 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.86%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 34 (14.59%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.00%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.58%) Chatbot
4 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (3.43%) Exchequer
2 7 (3.00%) Workfront
3 3 (1.29%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.86%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.43%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 71 (30.47%) Azure
2 53 (22.75%) AWS
3 50 (21.46%) Office 365
4 20 (8.58%) SaaS
5 15 (6.44%) IaaS
6 12 (5.15%) PaaS
7 11 (4.72%) Runscope
8 8 (3.43%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (3.00%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (2.15%) OneDrive
11 4 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (1.72%) Datadog
12 3 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (1.29%) Amazon S3
12 3 (1.29%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.86%) Force.com
13 2 (0.86%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 35 (15.02%) DNS
1 35 (15.02%) Firewall
2 32 (13.73%) SAN
3 29 (12.45%) WAN
4 25 (10.73%) LAN
5 21 (9.01%) NAS
6 16 (6.87%) DHCP
7 15 (6.44%) Unified Communications
8 13 (5.58%) HTTP
8 13 (5.58%) Internet
9 12 (5.15%) Wireless
10 11 (4.72%) TCP/IP
10 11 (4.72%) VLAN
11 10 (4.29%) Remote Desktop
11 10 (4.29%) VoIP
12 8 (3.43%) Skype
13 7 (3.00%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (3.00%) iSCSI
13 7 (3.00%) WebEx
13 7 (3.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.87%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.58%) MySQL
3 4 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (1.72%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.29%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.29%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.29%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.29%) Power BI
4 3 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.86%) MS Access
5 2 (0.86%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (6.44%) Git (software)
2 13 (5.58%) Selenium
3 11 (4.72%) Fiddler
3 11 (4.72%) Postman
3 11 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (4.29%) Jenkins
4 10 (4.29%) JIRA
5 4 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (1.72%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.72%) Travis CI
6 2 (0.86%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.86%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.86%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.86%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.43%) CF BOSH
7 1 (0.43%) SoapUI
General
1 42 (18.03%) Finance
2 15 (6.44%) Military
3 14 (6.01%) Aerospace
4 11 (4.72%) Games
5 10 (4.29%) Law
6 6 (2.58%) Local Government
7 5 (2.15%) Advertising
7 5 (2.15%) Marketing
8 4 (1.72%) Public Sector
8 4 (1.72%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.72%) Welsh Language
9 3 (1.29%) Billing
10 2 (0.86%) Banking
10 2 (0.86%) Housing Association
10 2 (0.86%) Legal
10 2 (0.86%) Police
10 2 (0.86%) Retail
11 1 (0.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 33 (14.16%) Analyst
2 29 (12.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 24 (10.30%) Administrator
3 24 (10.30%) Developer
4 17 (7.30%) Systems Administrator
5 16 (6.87%) Support Engineer
6 15 (6.44%) Cloud Engineer
7 14 (6.01%) DevOps Engineer
7 14 (6.01%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 12 (5.15%) Senior Developer
8 12 (5.15%) Support Analyst
9 11 (4.72%) Automation Developer
9 11 (4.72%) Network Engineer
10 10 (4.29%) IT Support
11 9 (3.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 9 (3.86%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (3.86%) IT Analyst
11 9 (3.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (3.43%) Pega Developer
12 8 (3.43%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.87%) .NET
2 15 (6.44%) REST
3 12 (5.15%) SOAP
4 7 (3.00%) XMPP
5 5 (2.15%) COM
6 3 (1.29%) CSS
6 3 (1.29%) HTML
6 3 (1.29%) Web Services
7 2 (0.86%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.86%) Kafka
7 2 (0.86%) Middleware
7 2 (0.86%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.43%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.43%) jQuery
8 1 (0.43%) Laravel
8 1 (0.43%) Natural Language Processing
8 1 (0.43%) pytest
8 1 (0.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.16%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.44%) Clustering
2 15 (6.44%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.29%) Driving Licence
3 10 (4.29%) Private Cloud
4 9 (3.86%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (3.00%) CCTV
5 7 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.58%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.58%) User Experience
7 5 (2.15%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.72%) BBC
8 4 (1.72%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.29%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.29%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.29%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.86%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 135 (57.94%) Windows
2 98 (42.06%) Windows Server
3 53 (22.75%) Linux
4 40 (17.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (15.45%) Windows 10
6 13 (5.58%) Unix
7 9 (3.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.58%) CentOS
8 6 (2.58%) Windows 7
9 5 (2.15%) Debian
9 5 (2.15%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.72%) Fedora
11 2 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (18.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 41 (17.60%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (14.16%) ITIL
4 24 (10.30%) DevOps
5 23 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (9.01%) Computer Science
7 19 (8.15%) Configuration Management
7 19 (8.15%) Test Automation
8 17 (7.30%) Task Automation
9 16 (6.87%) Continuous Improvement
9 16 (6.87%) Service Management
10 15 (6.44%) Change Control
10 15 (6.44%) Continuous Deployment
11 13 (5.58%) Collaborative Working
12 12 (5.15%) High Availability
12 12 (5.15%) Server Management
13 11 (4.72%) Project Management
13 11 (4.72%) Service Delivery
13 11 (4.72%) User Stories
13 11 (4.72%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (21.46%) PowerShell
2 39 (16.74%) Python
3 38 (16.31%) SQL
4 17 (7.30%) VBScript
5 16 (6.87%) C#
6 9 (3.86%) Ruby
7 8 (3.43%) Perl
8 7 (3.00%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.58%) Java
10 5 (2.15%) JavaScript
10 5 (2.15%) PHP
11 4 (1.72%) Go
12 3 (1.29%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.86%) PeopleCode
13 2 (0.86%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.86%) SQR
14 1 (0.43%) C
14 1 (0.43%) Scala
14 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (15.02%) Degree
2 22 (9.44%) Security Cleared
3 19 (8.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (5.58%) SC Cleared
5 12 (5.15%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (4.72%) CCNA
6 11 (4.72%) DV Cleared
7 9 (3.86%) MCSA
7 9 (3.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (3.43%) CCNP
9 7 (3.00%) MCSE
10 6 (2.58%) DBS Check
11 5 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.72%) HND
13 3 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.86%) MCSD
15 1 (0.43%) CISSP
15 1 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
15 1 (0.43%) Dell Certification
15 1 (0.43%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.87%) QA
2 8 (3.43%) GDPR
2 8 (3.43%) SLA
3 7 (3.00%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.43%) PSD2
System Software
1 108 (46.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 89 (38.20%) Active Directory
3 48 (20.60%) Hyper-V
4 25 (10.73%) Docker
5 24 (10.30%) Firmware
6 19 (8.15%) XenApp
7 17 (7.30%) VMware NSX
8 16 (6.87%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (6.44%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (3.86%) KVM
11 8 (3.43%) DFS Replication
11 8 (3.43%) vSphere
12 7 (3.00%) XenDesktop
13 5 (2.15%) BitLocker
13 5 (2.15%) Samba
13 5 (2.15%) Terminal Services
13 5 (2.15%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (2.15%) VirtualBox
14 4 (1.72%) iptables
14 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 33 (14.16%) Ansible
2 32 (13.73%) SCCM
3 28 (12.02%) WSUS
4 20 (8.58%) Backup Exec
4 20 (8.58%) Kubernetes
5 15 (6.44%) Microsoft Clustering
5 15 (6.44%) Puppet
5 15 (6.44%) vCenter Server
6 10 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (3.00%) Cisco CME
7 7 (3.00%) Cisco CUCM
7 7 (3.00%) FortiGate
7 7 (3.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 7 (3.00%) NetBackup
8 6 (2.58%) Jamf Pro
8 6 (2.58%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (2.15%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (2.15%) SCOM
10 4 (1.72%) Mesos
10 4 (1.72%) Salt
Vendors
1 108 (46.35%) VMware
2 72 (30.90%) Microsoft
3 48 (20.60%) Citrix
4 41 (17.60%) Cisco
5 23 (9.87%) Veeam
6 16 (6.87%) Juniper
7 14 (6.01%) Atlassian
8 12 (5.15%) Avaya
8 12 (5.15%) ServiceNow
9 11 (4.72%) Sophos
10 9 (3.86%) Pega
11 8 (3.43%) Dell
11 8 (3.43%) HP
11 8 (3.43%) IronPort
11 8 (3.43%) McAfee
11 8 (3.43%) Oracle
11 8 (3.43%) Red Hat
11 8 (3.43%) Sage
12 7 (3.00%) Ivanti
12 7 (3.00%) Remedy