Period
to 4 August 2020

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

Virtual Servers
UK
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 627 729 811
Rank change year-on-year +102 +82 +42
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 148 373 380
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.26% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 1.24% 1.52% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 134 333 253
Median annual salary £43,625 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.65% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £30,000 £27,100
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £63,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%

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 11,934 24,490 25,273
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.93% 17.12% 14.62%
Number of salaries quoted 9,783 20,120 20,425
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +7.95%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +12.43%

Virtual Servers
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Servers in the UK

Virtual Servers
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Virtual Servers in the UK

Virtual Servers
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Servers over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Virtual Servers in the UK

Virtual Servers
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 Servers within the UK over the 6 months to 4 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 +111 145 £43,500 +2.35% 23
UK excluding London +124 91 £40,000 - 23
London +163 55 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Midlands +106 25 £45,000 +5.88% 1
West Midlands +90 24 £45,000 +5.88% 1
South East +104 20 £42,250 -15.50% 9
North of England +90 17 £38,250 +9.29% 7
East of England +102 14 £30,000 -14.29% 3
South West +99 13 £35,000 -5.08% 2
Yorkshire +92 10 £38,000 +8.57% 2
Work from Home +53 5 £62,500 +19.05%
North East +25 4 £38,500 -9.41% 5
North West +89 3 £62,500 +64.47%
Scotland +87 1 - -
East Midlands +72 1 £50,000 +33.33%
Wales +33 1 £45,000 +40.63% 1

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, IT jobs citing Virtual Servers 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 Servers.

1 97 (65.54%) Windows
2 91 (61.49%) VMware
2 91 (61.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (50.68%) Active Directory
4 73 (49.32%) Windows Server
5 67 (45.27%) Microsoft
6 62 (41.89%) Office 365
7 59 (39.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 57 (38.51%) Azure
9 53 (35.81%) DNS
9 53 (35.81%) Firewall
10 52 (35.14%) Hyper-V
11 49 (33.11%) DHCP
12 47 (31.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 41 (27.70%) Linux
14 32 (21.62%) Microsoft Office
14 32 (21.62%) Wireless
14 32 (21.62%) AWS
15 31 (20.95%) PowerShell
15 31 (20.95%) TCP/IP
15 31 (20.95%) SAN
16 29 (19.59%) VPN
17 26 (17.57%) ITIL
17 26 (17.57%) SQL
18 23 (15.54%) Windows Server 2016
19 21 (14.19%) SQL Server
19 21 (14.19%) LAN
19 21 (14.19%) SharePoint
19 21 (14.19%) Finance
19 21 (14.19%) Veeam

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 21 (14.19%) SharePoint
2 16 (10.81%) MS Exchange
3 12 (8.11%) Apache
4 11 (7.43%) IIS
5 9 (6.08%) Tomcat
6 7 (4.73%) Apache Airflow
7 4 (2.70%) SAS
7 4 (2.70%) Skype for Business
8 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.03%) GeoServer
9 2 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.68%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.68%) Confluence
10 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (21.62%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.03%) Exchequer
2 2 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 62 (41.89%) Office 365
2 57 (38.51%) Azure
3 32 (21.62%) AWS
4 13 (8.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 10 (6.76%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (6.76%) Amazon S3
6 8 (5.41%) GCP
6 8 (5.41%) IaaS
7 7 (4.73%) Stackdriver
8 6 (4.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (4.05%) Route 53
9 5 (3.38%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (3.38%) SaaS
10 4 (2.70%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (2.70%) Mimecast
11 3 (2.03%) PaaS
12 2 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (1.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 53 (35.81%) DNS
1 53 (35.81%) Firewall
2 49 (33.11%) DHCP
3 32 (21.62%) Wireless
4 31 (20.95%) SAN
4 31 (20.95%) TCP/IP
5 29 (19.59%) VPN
6 21 (14.19%) LAN
7 16 (10.81%) WAN
8 14 (9.46%) Remote Desktop
9 12 (8.11%) VoIP
10 11 (7.43%) Network Security
11 10 (6.76%) VLAN
12 9 (6.08%) NAS
12 9 (6.08%) PBX
13 7 (4.73%) Skype
14 6 (4.05%) iSCSI
14 6 (4.05%) SSL
15 5 (3.38%) NetScaler
15 5 (3.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.19%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.76%) MySQL
3 6 (4.05%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (3.38%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.03%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.03%) InfluxDB
6 3 (2.03%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (2.03%) SQLite
7 2 (1.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (1.35%) GIS
7 2 (1.35%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (4.73%) Bitbucket
1 7 (4.73%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.38%) TeamCity
3 3 (2.03%) JIRA
3 3 (2.03%) Subversion
3 3 (2.03%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.68%) Bower
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (14.19%) Finance
2 4 (2.70%) Back Office
2 4 (2.70%) Games
2 4 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.03%) Electronics
4 2 (1.35%) Banking
4 2 (1.35%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.68%) Billing
5 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Law
5 1 (0.68%) Legal
5 1 (0.68%) Retail
5 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (33.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (15.54%) Support Engineer
3 19 (12.84%) IT Engineer
4 18 (12.16%) Network Engineer
5 16 (10.81%) Linux Engineer
5 16 (10.81%) VMware Engineer
6 14 (9.46%) Server Engineer
7 12 (8.11%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (6.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 10 (6.76%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (6.76%) Server Support
9 9 (6.08%) Hyper-V Engineer
9 9 (6.08%) IT Support
9 9 (6.08%) Network Support
9 9 (6.08%) Network Support Engineer
9 9 (6.08%) Security Engineer
9 9 (6.08%) Server Support Engineer
9 9 (6.08%) VMware Support Engineer
9 9 (6.08%) Windows Engineer
10 7 (4.73%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.08%) J2EE
2 6 (4.05%) .NET
3 4 (2.70%) COM
3 4 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (2.70%) WebRTC
4 3 (2.03%) Ajax
4 3 (2.03%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.03%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 3 (2.03%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (2.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (2.03%) CSS
4 3 (2.03%) Kafka
4 3 (2.03%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (2.03%) MFC
4 3 (2.03%) MSMQ
4 3 (2.03%) Razor View Engine
4 3 (2.03%) REST
4 3 (2.03%) SAML
4 3 (2.03%) WebSockets
4 3 (2.03%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.51%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.46%) Clustering
3 9 (6.08%) Replication
4 6 (4.05%) Fat Client
4 6 (4.05%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.05%) Public Cloud
4 6 (4.05%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.35%) Handset
6 2 (1.35%) PKI
6 2 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.68%) CCTV
7 1 (0.68%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.68%) NHS
7 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.68%) User Experience
7 1 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 97 (65.54%) Windows
2 73 (49.32%) Windows Server
3 41 (27.70%) Linux
4 23 (15.54%) Windows Server 2016
5 21 (14.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (11.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (10.81%) Windows 10
8 10 (6.76%) Windows 7
9 9 (6.08%) CentOS
10 8 (5.41%) Windows Server 2019
11 5 (3.38%) Unix
12 4 (2.70%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (2.70%) Ubuntu
12 4 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (2.03%) Android
14 2 (1.35%) Debian
14 2 (1.35%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.68%) Solaris
15 1 (0.68%) VMS
15 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (39.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 26 (17.57%) ITIL
3 20 (13.51%) Patch Management
4 17 (11.49%) DevOps
5 16 (10.81%) Performance Monitoring
6 13 (8.78%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (8.78%) Service Management
7 12 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (8.11%) Infrastructure as Code
8 11 (7.43%) Information Security
8 11 (7.43%) Infrastructure Automation
9 10 (6.76%) Change Management
9 10 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (6.76%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (6.76%) Server Management
10 9 (6.08%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (6.08%) Configuration Management
10 9 (6.08%) Migration
11 8 (5.41%) Incident Management
11 8 (5.41%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.95%) PowerShell
2 26 (17.57%) SQL
3 11 (7.43%) Python
4 9 (6.08%) PHP
5 5 (3.38%) Ruby
6 4 (2.70%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.70%) C++
6 4 (2.70%) Elixir
6 4 (2.70%) TypeScript
7 3 (2.03%) C#
7 3 (2.03%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.35%) C
9 1 (0.68%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.68%) Java
9 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (6.08%) RHCE
2 8 (5.41%) Degree
3 6 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.38%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (3.38%) MCSE
4 5 (3.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (2.70%) MCP
5 4 (2.70%) MCSA
5 4 (2.70%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.03%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.03%) HND
7 2 (1.35%) CCNA
7 2 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.68%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.68%) CCNP
8 1 (0.68%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (7.43%) SLA
3 4 (2.70%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.70%) NIST
3 4 (2.70%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 91 (61.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 75 (50.68%) Active Directory
3 52 (35.14%) Hyper-V
4 47 (31.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 14 (9.46%) vSphere
6 10 (6.76%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (6.76%) XenApp
7 8 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (4.73%) Docker
9 6 (4.05%) Firmware
9 6 (4.05%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (3.38%) VMware Server
10 5 (3.38%) XenDesktop
11 4 (2.70%) VMware NSX
12 3 (2.03%) vCloud
12 3 (2.03%) Xen
13 2 (1.35%) KVM
14 1 (0.68%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.68%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.68%) GeoWebCache
Systems Management
1 13 (8.78%) SCCM
2 11 (7.43%) vCenter Server
2 11 (7.43%) WSUS
3 9 (6.08%) Icinga
4 7 (4.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 6 (4.05%) Terraform
6 5 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (3.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (2.70%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (2.70%) Kubernetes
8 3 (2.03%) Ansible
8 3 (2.03%) Backup Exec
8 3 (2.03%) XenMobile
9 2 (1.35%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.35%) SCOM
10 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.68%) Puppet
10 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.68%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 91 (61.49%) VMware
2 67 (45.27%) Microsoft
3 21 (14.19%) Veeam
4 20 (13.51%) Citrix
5 19 (12.84%) Cisco
6 17 (11.49%) Red Hat
7 15 (10.14%) HP
7 15 (10.14%) Palo Alto
8 9 (6.08%) Oracle
9 7 (4.73%) Google
9 7 (4.73%) Meraki
9 7 (4.73%) Sophos
9 7 (4.73%) Splunk
9 7 (4.73%) Symantec
10 6 (4.05%) CheckPoint
10 6 (4.05%) NetApp
11 5 (3.38%) Adobe
11 5 (3.38%) Barracuda Networks
11 5 (3.38%) McAfee
11 5 (3.38%) Polycom