Period
to 19 September 2018

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 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 814 831 750
Rank change year-on-year +17 -81 +115
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 371 388 552
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.22% 0.28%
As % of the System Software category 1.50% 1.70% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 239 306 460
UK median annual salary £41,000 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.53% -3.41% +3.53%
10th Percentile £25,400 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £64,000 £63,750 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £38,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% -3.61%

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 24,715 22,879 24,165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.76% 12.90% 12.46%
Number of salaries quoted 20,173 19,243 20,451
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.39% +2.67% -

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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 2018. 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 +22 362 £42,000 -1.18% 55
UK excluding London +21 262 £37,500 -3.23% 39
London +32 106 £50,000 +5.26% 16
North of England +88 100 £30,000 -14.29% 8
South East +11 86 £45,000 +20.00% 12
North West +66 71 £22,500 -35.71% 4
East of England +7 37 £37,500 -16.67% 7
Midlands -3 27 £36,000 -11.11% 7
Yorkshire +12 26 £35,000 - 3
South West +10 18 £42,000 +40.00% 5
East Midlands +15 16 £34,867 -17.96% 1
West Midlands -7 11 £36,000 -10.56% 6
Scotland -8 3 £50,000 +17.65%
North East - 3 £38,750 - 1
Wales - 2 £27,500 -
Isle of Man - 1 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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.

1 256 (69.00%) Windows
2 240 (64.69%) VMware
2 240 (64.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 208 (56.06%) Active Directory
4 158 (42.59%) Windows Server
5 148 (39.89%) Microsoft
6 128 (34.50%) Firewall
7 102 (27.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 98 (26.42%) ITIL
9 94 (25.34%) Cisco
10 92 (24.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 89 (23.99%) SAN
12 88 (23.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 79 (21.29%) DNS
14 77 (20.75%) Linux
15 70 (18.87%) PowerShell
16 65 (17.52%) SCCM
16 65 (17.52%) Microsoft Azure
16 65 (17.52%) vSphere
16 65 (17.52%) Citrix
17 64 (17.25%) Office 365
17 64 (17.25%) Hyper-V
18 62 (16.71%) LAN
18 62 (16.71%) Data Centre
19 55 (14.82%) DHCP
20 53 (14.29%) WAN
21 52 (14.02%) SQL
21 52 (14.02%) Change Management
22 50 (13.48%) MS Exchange
23 45 (12.13%) Windows Server 2008

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 50 (13.48%) MS Exchange
2 37 (9.97%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.50%) Apache
3 13 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (3.50%) IBM Notes
4 12 (3.23%) IIS
4 12 (3.23%) Skype for Business
5 9 (2.43%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (2.16%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.81%) nginx
9 2 (0.54%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.54%) Confluence
9 2 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.54%) Site Server
10 1 (0.27%) CMS
10 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 42 (11.32%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) Maya
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.27%) NUKE
4 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.27%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 65 (17.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (17.25%) Office 365
3 36 (9.70%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.62%) Mimecast
6 5 (1.35%) G Suite
7 4 (1.08%) SaaS
8 3 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.81%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.81%) GitHub
9 2 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.54%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.54%) Serverless
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.27%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.27%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 128 (34.50%) Firewall
2 89 (23.99%) SAN
3 79 (21.29%) DNS
4 62 (16.71%) LAN
5 55 (14.82%) DHCP
6 53 (14.29%) WAN
7 42 (11.32%) TCP/IP
8 36 (9.70%) Wireless
9 29 (7.82%) Internet
10 28 (7.55%) VPN
11 21 (5.66%) VLAN
12 20 (5.39%) NAS
13 18 (4.85%) VoIP
14 15 (4.04%) iSCSI
15 13 (3.50%) Ethernet
15 13 (3.50%) SSL
16 10 (2.70%) WLAN
17 9 (2.43%) IP Telephony
17 9 (2.43%) Skype
18 8 (2.16%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (9.97%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.89%) MySQL
2 7 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.54%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.54%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.27%) Big Data
7 1 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (6.20%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.81%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.54%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.54%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.54%) gulp
4 2 (0.54%) JIRA
4 2 (0.54%) Protractor
4 2 (0.54%) Selenium
4 2 (0.54%) SonarQube
4 2 (0.54%) Subversion
4 2 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.27%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.27%) MSI
5 1 (0.27%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 42 (11.32%) Finance
2 29 (7.82%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.12%) Banking
4 12 (3.23%) Law
5 10 (2.70%) Advertising
6 6 (1.62%) Legal
6 6 (1.62%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.35%) Retail
8 2 (0.54%) Back Office
8 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.54%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Automotive
9 1 (0.27%) Billing
9 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 82 (22.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 65 (17.52%) Analyst
3 47 (12.67%) IT Support
4 35 (9.43%) Administrator
5 33 (8.89%) Systems Administrator
6 31 (8.36%) IT Engineer
7 30 (8.09%) Architect
8 29 (7.82%) Support Engineer
9 26 (7.01%) Infrastructure Architect
10 23 (6.20%) Service Analyst
10 23 (6.20%) Service Desk Analyst
11 22 (5.93%) IT Technician
11 22 (5.93%) Systems Engineer
12 21 (5.66%) IT Support Technician
12 21 (5.66%) Server Support
12 21 (5.66%) Support Technician
13 20 (5.39%) Server Analyst
13 20 (5.39%) Support Analyst
14 19 (5.12%) IT Support Engineer
15 18 (4.85%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.85%) Middleware
2 13 (3.50%) XML
3 8 (2.16%) XML Messaging
4 6 (1.62%) Node.js
5 5 (1.35%) .NET
5 5 (1.35%) HTML
5 5 (1.35%) JSON
6 4 (1.08%) WinForms
7 2 (0.54%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.54%) COM
7 2 (0.54%) Kafka
7 2 (0.54%) WireMock
8 1 (0.27%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.27%) LDAP
8 1 (0.27%) WAP
8 1 (0.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 62 (16.71%) Data Centre
2 38 (10.24%) Replication
3 23 (6.20%) Self-Motivation
4 22 (5.93%) Public Cloud
5 21 (5.66%) Linux Command Line
5 21 (5.66%) Management Information System
6 17 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (4.04%) Blackberry
8 14 (3.77%) Clustering
9 13 (3.50%) Client/Server
9 13 (3.50%) EMC VNX
9 13 (3.50%) Hedge funds
10 8 (2.16%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.62%) Computer Science
12 5 (1.35%) IVR
12 5 (1.35%) PKI
12 5 (1.35%) SWIFT
13 4 (1.08%) Fat Client
13 4 (1.08%) Private Cloud
13 4 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 256 (69.00%) Windows
2 158 (42.59%) Windows Server
3 102 (27.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 77 (20.75%) Linux
5 45 (12.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (10.78%) Windows 7
7 24 (6.47%) Unix
7 24 (6.47%) Windows 10
8 12 (3.23%) Apple iOS
9 9 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (2.16%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.62%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.08%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.08%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.81%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.54%) Debian
15 2 (0.54%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (26.42%) ITIL
2 92 (24.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 52 (14.02%) Change Management
4 44 (11.86%) DevOps
5 32 (8.63%) Service Management
6 27 (7.28%) Load Balancing
7 26 (7.01%) Configuration Management
8 25 (6.74%) Problem Management
8 25 (6.74%) Problem-Solving
8 25 (6.74%) Server Management
8 25 (6.74%) Storage Management
9 22 (5.93%) Disaster Recovery
9 22 (5.93%) Test Automation
10 21 (5.66%) Migration
11 20 (5.39%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (5.39%) Incident Management
12 19 (5.12%) Knowledge Management
12 19 (5.12%) Statistics
12 19 (5.12%) Time Management
13 18 (4.85%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 70 (18.87%) PowerShell
2 52 (14.02%) SQL
3 21 (5.66%) Python
4 20 (5.39%) Bash Shell
4 20 (5.39%) JavaScript
5 18 (4.85%) Ruby
6 15 (4.04%) T-SQL
7 12 (3.23%) Java
8 9 (2.43%) VBScript
9 8 (2.16%) VB
10 5 (1.35%) C#
10 5 (1.35%) PHP
11 4 (1.08%) C
12 1 (0.27%) JCL
12 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (11.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (8.89%) MCSE
3 31 (8.36%) Network+ Certification
4 21 (5.66%) Degree
4 21 (5.66%) Security Cleared
5 20 (5.39%) SC Cleared
6 18 (4.85%) MCSA
7 15 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (4.04%) MCP
8 14 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (3.23%) A+ Certification
9 12 (3.23%) ACDT
9 12 (3.23%) ACHDS
9 12 (3.23%) ACTC
9 12 (3.23%) MCDST
9 12 (3.23%) MCSM
10 11 (2.96%) EMC Certification
11 8 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (2.16%) PMI Certification
11 8 (2.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (9.43%) SLA
2 6 (1.62%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 240 (64.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 208 (56.06%) Active Directory
3 88 (23.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 65 (17.52%) vSphere
5 64 (17.25%) Hyper-V
6 39 (10.51%) Virtual Machines
7 24 (6.47%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (2.16%) Terminal Services
8 8 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (2.16%) XenApp
9 7 (1.89%) Docker
10 5 (1.35%) Firmware
10 5 (1.35%) VMware Server
11 4 (1.08%) BitLocker
11 4 (1.08%) GPFS
11 4 (1.08%) ProxySG
11 4 (1.08%) VMware NSX
11 4 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (1.08%) XenServer
12 3 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 65 (17.52%) SCCM
2 37 (9.97%) SCOM
3 29 (7.82%) vRealize
4 22 (5.93%) Ansible
5 21 (5.66%) vCenter Server
6 20 (5.39%) Puppet
7 18 (4.85%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (4.31%) Terraform
9 13 (3.50%) EMC VPLEX
9 13 (3.50%) vMotion
10 12 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (1.89%) WSUS
12 5 (1.35%) Backup Exec
12 5 (1.35%) IBM BigFix
12 5 (1.35%) Kubernetes
13 4 (1.08%) Tivoli
13 4 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 3 (0.81%) Cisco UCCE
14 3 (0.81%) Cisco UCCX
14 3 (0.81%) Nagios
Vendors
1 240 (64.69%) VMware
2 148 (39.89%) Microsoft
3 94 (25.34%) Cisco
4 65 (17.52%) Citrix
5 42 (11.32%) Fortinet
6 29 (7.82%) CommVault
7 22 (5.93%) F5
7 22 (5.93%) Veeam
8 21 (5.66%) HP
9 19 (5.12%) EMC
9 19 (5.12%) Huawei
10 18 (4.85%) AppDynamics
10 18 (4.85%) BMC
10 18 (4.85%) Splunk
10 18 (4.85%) WorldPay
11 17 (4.58%) Remedy
12 15 (4.04%) Dell
13 14 (3.77%) Oracle
14 13 (3.50%) Apple
14 13 (3.50%) Lotus