Period
to 18 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Virtual Servers skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Servers over the 6 months to 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 799 712 835
Rank change year-on-year -87 +123 -140
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 383 560 508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.29% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 1.68% 2.34% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 314 473 424
UK median annual salary £40,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.53% +1.19%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,700 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £73,750 £68,525
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,250 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.38% -5.88% +14.86%

Virtual Servers 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 22831 23894 24834
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.07% 12.47% 11.40%
Number of salaries quoted 19227 20102 20679
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%

Virtual Servers
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Servers in the UK

Virtual Servers
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Virtual Servers in the UK

Virtual Servers
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Servers over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Virtual Servers in the UK

Virtual Servers
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Servers within the UK over the 6 months to 18 October 2017. 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 -63 366 £40,000 -11.11% 32
UK excluding London -29 251 £38,250 -4.38% 22
London -67 128 £47,500 -9.52% 12
South East +11 82 £37,500 -14.77% 6
North of England +9 60 £35,000 - 4
Midlands +18 48 £40,000 +23.08% 5
East of England +19 39 £45,000 -4.05% 4
West Midlands +17 37 £40,250 +23.85% 3
Yorkshire +23 36 £35,000 - 1
North West -11 24 £40,000 +9.59% 3
Scotland -10 12 £42,500 +24.38% 2
East Midlands +41 11 £25,000 -40.48% 2
South West -10 10 £40,000 +5.26% 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT jobs citing Virtual Servers also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Virtual Servers.

1 252 (65.80%) Windows
2 222 (57.96%) VMware
2 222 (57.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 201 (52.48%) Active Directory
4 179 (46.74%) Microsoft
5 148 (38.64%) Windows Server
6 133 (34.73%) Firewall
7 114 (29.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 105 (27.42%) Linux
9 100 (26.11%) Cisco
10 99 (25.85%) SAN
11 97 (25.33%) MS Exchange
12 94 (24.54%) Windows Server 2012
13 87 (22.72%) SQL Server
14 82 (21.41%) ITIL
15 79 (20.63%) DNS
15 79 (20.63%) Hyper-V
16 75 (19.58%) Windows Server 2008
17 73 (19.06%) DHCP
17 73 (19.06%) WAN
18 72 (18.80%) Disaster Recovery
18 72 (18.80%) Office 365
19 71 (18.54%) Finance
19 71 (18.54%) VPN
20 63 (16.45%) Data Centre
21 62 (16.19%) LAN
21 62 (16.19%) SCCM
22 57 (14.88%) SQL
22 57 (14.88%) HP
23 55 (14.36%) Microsoft Certification

Virtual Servers
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 97 (25.33%) MS Exchange
2 39 (10.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (8.36%) SharePoint
4 30 (7.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (5.22%) IIS
6 17 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
7 15 (3.92%) Skype for Business
8 14 (3.66%) Apache
9 11 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (1.57%) nginx
13 2 (0.52%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.26%) Oracle Coherence
14 1 (0.26%) SAS
14 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 45 (11.75%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.31%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (1.31%) InDesign
2 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.31%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.26%) CATIA
5 1 (0.26%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.78%) Maximo
3 2 (0.52%) Magento
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.26%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 72 (18.80%) Office 365
2 46 (12.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (10.44%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.09%) IaaS
5 6 (1.57%) Amazon S3
5 6 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.52%) SaaS
6 2 (0.52%) SoftLayer
6 2 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 133 (34.73%) Firewall
2 99 (25.85%) SAN
3 79 (20.63%) DNS
4 73 (19.06%) DHCP
4 73 (19.06%) WAN
5 71 (18.54%) VPN
6 62 (16.19%) LAN
7 48 (12.53%) TCP/IP
8 43 (11.23%) VLAN
9 29 (7.57%) SSL
10 23 (6.01%) MPLS
11 20 (5.22%) Internet
12 19 (4.96%) NAS
13 18 (4.70%) Remote Desktop
14 17 (4.44%) VoIP
14 17 (4.44%) Wireless
15 12 (3.13%) Skype
15 12 (3.13%) SNMP
16 11 (2.87%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (2.87%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (22.72%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.27%) MySQL
2 24 (6.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (2.35%) NoSQL
5 9 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (1.83%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (1.57%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (1.57%) MariaDB
8 5 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.78%) InterBase
11 2 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.26%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 14 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.57%) Subversion
2 6 (1.57%) Vagrant
3 5 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (1.31%) Dreamweaver
3 5 (1.31%) MSI
4 3 (0.78%) AdminStudio
4 3 (0.78%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.52%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.26%) AccuRev
6 1 (0.26%) JIRA
6 1 (0.26%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
General
1 71 (18.54%) Finance
2 23 (6.01%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.18%) Banking
4 9 (2.35%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.09%) Electronics
5 8 (2.09%) Legal
6 7 (1.83%) Games
7 4 (1.04%) Advertising
7 4 (1.04%) Publishing
8 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.52%) Law
9 1 (0.26%) Back Office
9 1 (0.26%) Marketing
9 1 (0.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 82 (21.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 78 (20.37%) Administrator
3 51 (13.32%) Systems Administrator
4 45 (11.75%) Support Engineer
5 37 (9.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 34 (8.88%) IT Engineer
7 32 (8.36%) Analyst
8 26 (6.79%) IT Support
9 21 (5.48%) IT Support Engineer
9 21 (5.48%) Server Engineer
9 21 (5.48%) Windows Engineer
10 17 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support
10 17 (4.44%) Storage Engineer
11 16 (4.18%) Cisco Engineer
11 16 (4.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 16 (4.18%) Systems Engineer
12 15 (3.92%) Network Engineer
12 15 (3.92%) Team Leader
13 14 (3.66%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 14 (3.66%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.96%) LAMP
2 15 (3.92%) 802.1X
3 10 (2.61%) HTML
4 9 (2.35%) Middleware
5 7 (1.83%) JSON
6 6 (1.57%) CSS
6 6 (1.57%) LEMP Stack
6 6 (1.57%) Regular Expression
6 6 (1.57%) Web Services
7 5 (1.31%) Ajax
7 5 (1.31%) jQuery
7 5 (1.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (0.78%) XML
9 2 (0.52%) XSLT
10 1 (0.26%) Laravel
10 1 (0.26%) mod_perl
10 1 (0.26%) Mojolicious
10 1 (0.26%) ODBC
10 1 (0.26%) SOAP
10 1 (0.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 63 (16.45%) Data Centre
2 18 (4.70%) Clustering
3 15 (3.92%) Replication
4 14 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.87%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.35%) Fat Client
6 9 (2.35%) Linked Data
6 9 (2.35%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (1.57%) User Experience
8 5 (1.31%) NHS
9 4 (1.04%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.78%) CCTV
10 3 (0.78%) Derivative
10 3 (0.78%) HP Storage
10 3 (0.78%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.52%) CMDB
11 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 252 (65.80%) Windows
2 148 (38.64%) Windows Server
3 105 (27.42%) Linux
4 94 (24.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 75 (19.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 49 (12.79%) Windows 7
7 43 (11.23%) Unix
8 36 (9.40%) Windows 10
9 17 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (4.44%) Solaris
10 15 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (3.39%) Windows XP
12 12 (3.13%) AIX
12 12 (3.13%) Debian
12 12 (3.13%) Ubuntu
12 12 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
13 9 (2.35%) Android
14 8 (2.09%) Windows 8
15 6 (1.57%) HPUX
16 4 (1.04%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (21.41%) ITIL
2 72 (18.80%) Disaster Recovery
3 37 (9.66%) Change Management
4 29 (7.57%) Configuration Management
5 27 (7.05%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (6.79%) Problem Management
7 24 (6.27%) Patch Management
7 24 (6.27%) Project Management
8 21 (5.48%) Software Engineering
8 21 (5.48%) Web Development
9 18 (4.70%) Service Management
10 17 (4.44%) DevOps
11 16 (4.18%) Root Cause Analysis
12 15 (3.92%) Coaching
12 15 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (3.92%) Information Security
13 14 (3.66%) Security Architecture
14 13 (3.39%) Incident Management
14 13 (3.39%) Open Source
14 13 (3.39%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 57 (14.88%) SQL
2 55 (14.36%) PowerShell
3 26 (6.79%) C
4 24 (6.27%) PHP
5 17 (4.44%) Bash Shell
6 16 (4.18%) Java
7 10 (2.61%) JavaScript
8 8 (2.09%) Python
8 8 (2.09%) VBScript
9 7 (1.83%) C#
9 7 (1.83%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.83%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.31%) Perl
11 2 (0.52%) XPath
12 1 (0.26%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.26%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.26%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.26%) Ruby
12 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 55 (14.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (13.05%) MCSE
3 31 (8.09%) MCSA
4 29 (7.57%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (6.79%) CCNA
5 26 (6.79%) Security Cleared
6 23 (6.01%) DV Cleared
7 21 (5.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 18 (4.70%) CompTIA Security+
8 18 (4.70%) Security+ Certification
9 11 (2.87%) SC Cleared
10 10 (2.61%) MCP
11 8 (2.09%) Degree
11 8 (2.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 8 (2.09%) MCITP
11 8 (2.09%) MCTS
12 5 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.04%) HND
14 3 (0.78%) A+ Certification
14 3 (0.78%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.05%) SLA
2 8 (2.09%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.31%) QA
4 2 (0.52%) PMO
5 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 222 (57.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 201 (52.48%) Active Directory
3 114 (29.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 79 (20.63%) Hyper-V
5 45 (11.75%) vSphere
6 43 (11.23%) Virtual Machines
7 23 (6.01%) XenApp
8 22 (5.74%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (2.87%) KVM
10 10 (2.61%) ProxySG
10 10 (2.61%) Terminal Services
11 9 (2.35%) VMware Server
11 9 (2.35%) XenServer
12 8 (2.09%) Docker
12 8 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (2.09%) XenDesktop
13 6 (1.57%) pfSense
13 6 (1.57%) Samba
13 6 (1.57%) Terminal Server
13 6 (1.57%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 62 (16.19%) SCCM
2 28 (7.31%) SCOM
3 20 (5.22%) Puppet
4 19 (4.96%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (4.18%) Backup Exec
6 13 (3.39%) WSUS
7 11 (2.87%) Ansible
8 8 (2.09%) Tivoli
9 7 (1.83%) NetBackup
9 7 (1.83%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (1.83%) Salt
10 6 (1.57%) vCenter Server
11 5 (1.31%) EMC Navisphere
11 5 (1.31%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (1.31%) WMI
12 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 4 (1.04%) Terraform
13 3 (0.78%) Malwarebytes
13 3 (0.78%) Nagios
13 3 (0.78%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 222 (57.96%) VMware
2 179 (46.74%) Microsoft
3 100 (26.11%) Cisco
4 57 (14.88%) HP
5 47 (12.27%) Citrix
6 26 (6.79%) Dell
7 23 (6.01%) NetApp
7 23 (6.01%) Red Hat
8 22 (5.74%) Sophos
9 21 (5.48%) Veeam
10 20 (5.22%) IBM
11 15 (3.92%) Avaya
11 15 (3.92%) EMC
12 13 (3.39%) CommVault
12 13 (3.39%) Veritas
13 12 (3.13%) CheckPoint
13 12 (3.13%) Riverbed
13 12 (3.13%) Splunk
14 11 (2.87%) 3PAR
14 11 (2.87%) Intel