Virtual Infrastructure
UK

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Virtual Infrastructure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Infrastructure over the 6 months to 20 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
20 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 739 919 1023
Rank change year-on-year +180 +104 -247
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Infrastructure 87 103 108
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.093% 0.079%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.098% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 82 58 83
10th Percentile £46,038 £31,250 £35,069
25th Percentile £50,625 £40,125 £45,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £63,749 £51,250 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +24.39% -18.00% +38.89%
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,375 £75,000
90th Percentile £79,500 £67,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +38.89% -5.26% +18.75%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

Virtual Infrastructure 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 69,129 105,231 130,350
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 88.73% 95.51% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 51,577 63,979 80,231
10th Percentile £29,500 £34,324 £32,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,512 £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 £54,882 £51,250
% change year-on-year -8.90% +7.09% +6.77%

Virtual Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Infrastructure in the UK

Virtual Infrastructure
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Virtual Infrastructure in the UK

Virtual Infrastructure
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Infrastructure over the 6 months to 20 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Virtual Infrastructure in the UK

Virtual Infrastructure
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 Infrastructure within the UK over the 6 months to 20 February 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 +173 83 £62,500 +19.05% 19
UK excluding London +63 44 £62,500 +38.89% 15
London +219 39 £65,000 +18.18% 4
Work from Home +142 33 £62,500 +32.98% 5
South East +46 21 £62,500 +92.31% 7
West Midlands +65 11 £32,004 -41.81% 3
Midlands +32 11 £32,004 -41.55% 3
North of England +89 5 £50,000 +31.58% 2
Channel Islands - 4 £85,000 -
Yorkshire +98 2 £47,000 +46.88% 1
North West +49 2 £58,500 +51.95% 1
East of England +42 2 £62,500 +13.64% 2
South West +30 1 £70,000 +48.94% 2
North East - 1 £50,000 -

Virtual Infrastructure
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 9 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Exchange
3 3 (3.45%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 61 (70.11%) Azure
2 46 (52.87%) Microsoft 365
3 21 (24.14%) AWS
4 20 (22.99%) IaaS
5 15 (17.24%) Nutanix
6 9 (10.34%) OneDrive
7 8 (9.20%) SaaS
8 7 (8.05%) Power Platform
9 6 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (6.90%) Power Automate
10 5 (5.75%) PaaS
11 4 (4.60%) Azure Sentinel
12 2 (2.30%) Azure App Service
12 2 (2.30%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 2 (2.30%) Azure DevOps
12 2 (2.30%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (2.30%) GCP
12 2 (2.30%) WhatsApp
13 1 (1.15%) Entra ID
13 1 (1.15%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 31 (35.63%) Firewall
2 29 (33.33%) SAN
3 24 (27.59%) VLAN
4 22 (25.29%) DNS
4 22 (25.29%) VPN
5 10 (11.49%) WAN
5 10 (11.49%) Wireless
6 6 (6.90%) LAN
6 6 (6.90%) NAS
7 5 (5.75%) IP Telephony
7 5 (5.75%) Unified Communications
8 4 (4.60%) SD-WAN
9 3 (3.45%) DHCP
9 3 (3.45%) Skype
10 2 (2.30%) HTTP
10 2 (2.30%) IPv6
10 2 (2.30%) Network Security
10 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.75%) Power BI
3 2 (2.30%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.30%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.30%) MSBuild
General
1 31 (35.63%) Social Skills
2 25 (28.74%) Finance
3 24 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (22.99%) Billing
5 5 (5.75%) Banking
5 5 (5.75%) Fire and Rescue
5 5 (5.75%) Law
5 5 (5.75%) Local Government
6 4 (4.60%) Influencing Skills
6 4 (4.60%) Organisational Skills
6 4 (4.60%) Public Sector
7 3 (3.45%) Documentation Skills
7 3 (3.45%) Police
8 2 (2.30%) Legal
8 2 (2.30%) Marketing
8 2 (2.30%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 35 (40.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (31.03%) Architect
3 23 (26.44%) Infrastructure Architect
4 20 (22.99%) Senior
5 18 (20.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) Administrator
7 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) IT Administrator
7 5 (5.75%) VMWare Administrator
8 4 (4.60%) Azure Architect
8 4 (4.60%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (4.60%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Lead
8 4 (4.60%) Network Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Security Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.60%) Technical Leader
9 3 (3.45%) Server Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.30%) .NET
1 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 40 (45.98%) Data Centre
2 29 (33.33%) Replication
3 28 (32.18%) Public Cloud
4 15 (17.24%) IoT
5 12 (13.79%) Management Information System
6 5 (5.75%) PMI
7 4 (4.60%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (2.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (1.15%) Clustering
9 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.15%) Fixed Income
9 1 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (1.15%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 60 (68.97%) Windows
2 38 (43.68%) Linux
3 32 (36.78%) Windows Server
4 21 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (22.99%) SUSE
5 20 (22.99%) Ubuntu
6 6 (6.90%) Mac OS
7 5 (5.75%) Android
7 5 (5.75%) Unix
7 5 (5.75%) Windows 10
8 4 (4.60%) Apple iOS
8 4 (4.60%) DC/OS
9 3 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (48.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 30 (34.48%) ITIL
3 27 (31.03%) Continuous Improvement
4 26 (29.89%) Problem-Solving
5 25 (28.74%) Asset Management
5 25 (28.74%) Project Delivery
6 24 (27.59%) Disaster Recovery
6 24 (27.59%) Presales
7 23 (26.44%) DevOps
7 23 (26.44%) Mentoring
8 21 (24.14%) Capacity Planning
8 21 (24.14%) Network Monitoring
9 20 (22.99%) Technical Leadership
10 19 (21.84%) Cloud Enablement
11 17 (19.54%) Task Automation
12 15 (17.24%) Decision-Making
12 15 (17.24%) Infrastructure Automation
12 15 (17.24%) Network Virtualisation
12 15 (17.24%) Performance Analysis
12 15 (17.24%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (39.08%) PowerShell
2 28 (32.18%) SQL
3 16 (18.39%) Bash
3 16 (18.39%) Perl
3 16 (18.39%) Python
4 6 (6.90%) C#
5 4 (4.60%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (34.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (29.89%) MCSE
3 24 (27.59%) MCSA
4 20 (22.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 14 (16.09%) Degree
6 5 (5.75%) PMI Certification
7 4 (4.60%) Master's Degree
8 3 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (3.45%) Security Cleared
9 2 (2.30%) CISA
9 2 (2.30%) CISSP
9 2 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (2.30%) GIAC
9 2 (2.30%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.15%) CCNA
10 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.24%) Data Quality
2 7 (8.05%) PCI DSS
3 5 (5.75%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (5.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (5.75%) NIST
4 4 (4.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 4 (4.60%) NCSC
4 4 (4.60%) QA
5 3 (3.45%) SLA
6 1 (1.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 60 (68.97%) Active Directory
2 59 (67.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (29.89%) vSphere
4 20 (22.99%) vCloud
5 15 (17.24%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (6.90%) Firmware
7 4 (4.60%) Docker
7 4 (4.60%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (13.79%) SCCM
2 6 (6.90%) SCOM
3 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (4.60%) Kubernetes
4 4 (4.60%) vRealize
4 4 (4.60%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 59 (67.82%) VMware
2 50 (57.47%) Microsoft
3 34 (39.08%) Veeam
4 21 (24.14%) HP
5 20 (22.99%) Fujitsu
6 5 (5.75%) BT
6 5 (5.75%) Fortinet
6 5 (5.75%) Mitel
7 4 (4.60%) Avaya
7 4 (4.60%) Cisco
7 4 (4.60%) Google
7 4 (4.60%) SolarWinds
7 4 (4.60%) Zscaler
8 3 (3.45%) NetApp
8 3 (3.45%) Oracle
9 2 (2.30%) Citrix
9 2 (2.30%) Juniper
9 2 (2.30%) Remedy
9 2 (2.30%) Splunk
10 1 (1.15%) Aderant