Period
to 8 December 2019

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

Virtual Servers
UK
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 754 782 833
Rank change year-on-year +28 +51 -94
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 306 380 407
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 1.34% 1.56% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 250 267 325
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -9.09%
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,250 £26,100
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,750 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.57% -6.67% -6.25%

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 22,841 24,345 23,311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.19% 15.32% 12.96%
Number of salaries quoted 18,776 19,872 19,412
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%

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 8 December 2019.

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 8 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 +41 294 £42,500 - 50
UK excluding London +104 240 £38,000 +8.57% 44
South East +55 87 £50,000 - 15
Midlands +68 70 £33,500 +3.93% 4
London +2 62 £60,000 +20.00% 14
West Midlands +71 59 £37,500 +15.38% 3
North of England -10 43 £35,000 +27.27% 9
East of England +70 23 £27,000 -13.46% 5
Yorkshire +11 19 £32,500 -7.14% 5
North West -7 17 £39,674 +76.33% 2
East Midlands +12 11 £29,000 +19.59% 1
South West +12 9 £42,500 +1.19% 3
North East +26 7 £42,500 - 2
Scotland +11 4 £29,500 -35.52% 5
Wales +7 4 £35,750 +30.00% 3
Northern Ireland +5 1 £27,500 -8.33%

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, 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.

1 210 (68.63%) Windows
2 178 (58.17%) VMware
2 178 (58.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (53.27%) Active Directory
4 135 (44.12%) Microsoft
5 115 (37.58%) Windows Server
6 109 (35.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 105 (34.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 100 (32.68%) Office 365
9 82 (26.80%) Hyper-V
10 70 (22.88%) DNS
11 68 (22.22%) ITIL
12 67 (21.90%) Azure
13 66 (21.57%) SCCM
13 66 (21.57%) Data Centre
14 65 (21.24%) MS Exchange
15 63 (20.59%) Linux
15 63 (20.59%) Firewall
16 61 (19.93%) DHCP
17 60 (19.61%) WAN
18 57 (18.63%) Problem-Solving
19 56 (18.30%) SQL
19 56 (18.30%) SAN
20 55 (17.97%) Citrix
21 50 (16.34%) LAN
22 49 (16.01%) Cisco
23 45 (14.71%) Finance
23 45 (14.71%) PowerShell
24 39 (12.75%) Degree
25 36 (11.76%) Project Management

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 65 (21.24%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.17%) SharePoint
3 22 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (5.88%) IIS
5 12 (3.92%) Apache
6 10 (3.27%) Skype for Business
7 9 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (1.31%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.33%) GlassFish
13 1 (0.33%) JCAPS
13 1 (0.33%) Jupyter
13 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.33%) Site Server
13 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 30 (9.80%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.29%) Workfront
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 100 (32.68%) Office 365
2 67 (21.90%) Azure
3 26 (8.50%) SaaS
4 16 (5.23%) AWS
5 12 (3.92%) IaaS
6 9 (2.94%) Dynamics 365
6 9 (2.94%) Power Platform
6 9 (2.94%) PowerApps
7 8 (2.61%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (2.29%) PaaS
9 4 (1.31%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.98%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.98%) NuGet
11 2 (0.65%) GCP
11 2 (0.65%) npm
12 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.33%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 70 (22.88%) DNS
2 63 (20.59%) Firewall
3 61 (19.93%) DHCP
4 60 (19.61%) WAN
5 56 (18.30%) SAN
6 50 (16.34%) LAN
7 35 (11.44%) Wireless
8 33 (10.78%) VPN
9 32 (10.46%) TCP/IP
10 23 (7.52%) VLAN
11 21 (6.86%) Network Security
12 18 (5.88%) NAS
13 14 (4.58%) VoIP
14 13 (4.25%) MPLS
14 13 (4.25%) Unified Communications
14 13 (4.25%) Wi-Fi
15 12 (3.92%) SSL
16 11 (3.59%) SMS
17 10 (3.27%) NetScaler
18 9 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (1.63%) MariaDB
3 5 (1.63%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.63%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Zeppelin
7 1 (0.33%) Big Data
7 1 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.33%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.33%) Impala
7 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.33%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 8 (2.61%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (0.98%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.98%) JIRA
2 3 (0.98%) MSI
3 2 (0.65%) Bower
3 2 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.33%) GitLab
4 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 45 (14.71%) Finance
2 33 (10.78%) Retail
3 31 (10.13%) Legal
4 24 (7.84%) Telecoms
5 14 (4.58%) Public Sector
6 9 (2.94%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.94%) Military
7 6 (1.96%) Banking
8 5 (1.63%) Advertising
9 4 (1.31%) Fire and Rescue
9 4 (1.31%) Law
10 2 (0.65%) German Language
11 1 (0.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 90 (29.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 44 (14.38%) IT Engineer
2 44 (14.38%) Support Engineer
3 40 (13.07%) IT Support
4 36 (11.76%) Architect
5 29 (9.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 29 (9.48%) IT Support Engineer
6 26 (8.50%) Systems Engineer
7 24 (7.84%) Solutions Architect
8 23 (7.52%) Citrix Engineer
9 21 (6.86%) Senior Citrix Engineer
10 18 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
10 18 (5.88%) IT Architect
10 18 (5.88%) Network Engineer
11 15 (4.90%) Administrator
12 14 (4.58%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (4.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (4.25%) Analyst
14 12 (3.92%) VMware Engineer
15 10 (3.27%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.59%) XML
2 10 (3.27%) XML Messaging
3 5 (1.63%) Middleware
3 5 (1.63%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (0.98%) Software Packaging
4 3 (0.98%) Web Services
5 2 (0.65%) .NET
5 2 (0.65%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.65%) JSON
6 1 (0.33%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.33%) Apache NiFi
6 1 (0.33%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.33%) Kafka
6 1 (0.33%) LAMP
6 1 (0.33%) Play Framework
6 1 (0.33%) Spring
6 1 (0.33%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 66 (21.57%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.90%) CCTV
4 14 (4.58%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.59%) User Experience
6 10 (3.27%) Replication
7 9 (2.94%) Driving Licence
7 9 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (2.61%) Virtual Team
9 7 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.96%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.96%) NHS
11 5 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (1.31%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.31%) Clustering
12 4 (1.31%) e-Learning
12 4 (1.31%) Fat Client
12 4 (1.31%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (0.65%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 210 (68.63%) Windows
2 115 (37.58%) Windows Server
3 63 (20.59%) Linux
4 29 (9.48%) Windows 10
5 28 (9.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (8.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (3.92%) Debian
8 10 (3.27%) Android
9 9 (2.94%) Unix
9 9 (2.94%) Windows 8
10 8 (2.61%) Mac OS
11 6 (1.96%) CentOS
11 6 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.63%) Mac OS X
12 5 (1.63%) Windows 7
12 5 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (1.31%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.65%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.65%) VMS
15 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (35.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 68 (22.22%) ITIL
3 57 (18.63%) Problem-Solving
4 36 (11.76%) Project Management
5 34 (11.11%) Change Management
6 32 (10.46%) Service Management
7 30 (9.80%) Architectural Design
8 29 (9.48%) Disaster Recovery
9 28 (9.15%) Patch Management
10 26 (8.50%) Data Protection
11 25 (8.17%) Computer Science
11 25 (8.17%) Data Security
11 25 (8.17%) Network Architecture
11 25 (8.17%) Technical Architecture
12 24 (7.84%) Business Analysis
12 24 (7.84%) Data Integration
12 24 (7.84%) Enterprise Modelling
12 24 (7.84%) UML
13 22 (7.19%) Migration
14 21 (6.86%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (18.30%) SQL
2 45 (14.71%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.31%) Python
4 3 (0.98%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.65%) VBScript
6 1 (0.33%) Java
6 1 (0.33%) PHP
6 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.33%) R
6 1 (0.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 39 (12.75%) Degree
2 36 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (8.50%) CCNA
3 26 (8.50%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (8.17%) MCSE
5 24 (7.84%) MCSA
6 21 (6.86%) Security Cleared
7 14 (4.58%) CCNP
8 12 (3.92%) CCA
8 12 (3.92%) Citrix Certification
8 12 (3.92%) DV Cleared
9 11 (3.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (2.61%) CCDA
11 7 (2.29%) SC Cleared
12 6 (1.96%) MCP
13 3 (0.98%) Avaya Certification
13 3 (0.98%) CCENT
13 3 (0.98%) CCIE
13 3 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.98%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.25%) SLA
2 3 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.33%) GDPR
3 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 178 (58.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 163 (53.27%) Active Directory
3 105 (34.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 82 (26.80%) Hyper-V
5 32 (10.46%) XenDesktop
6 25 (8.17%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (7.52%) XenApp
8 17 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (4.25%) Firmware
10 12 (3.92%) Docker
11 11 (3.59%) vSphere
12 6 (1.96%) VMware NSX
13 5 (1.63%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.98%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 3 (0.98%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.33%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.33%) NFS
15 1 (0.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 66 (21.57%) SCCM
2 25 (8.17%) WSUS
3 16 (5.23%) NetBackup
3 16 (5.23%) SCOM
4 15 (4.90%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (3.27%) Backup Exec
6 8 (2.61%) Puppet
7 7 (2.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 6 (1.96%) vCenter Server
9 5 (1.63%) Ansible
9 5 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (1.31%) Packer
10 4 (1.31%) Terraform
10 4 (1.31%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.98%) Nessus
11 3 (0.98%) RSA Archer
12 2 (0.65%) Automic
12 2 (0.65%) Kubernetes
12 2 (0.65%) SnapMirror
12 2 (0.65%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 178 (58.17%) VMware
2 135 (44.12%) Microsoft
3 55 (17.97%) Citrix
4 49 (16.01%) Cisco
5 33 (10.78%) Veeam
6 27 (8.82%) HP
7 19 (6.21%) 3PAR
7 19 (6.21%) Oracle
8 16 (5.23%) NetApp
9 15 (4.90%) Symantec
10 14 (4.58%) McAfee
11 12 (3.92%) Dell
11 12 (3.92%) Qualys
11 12 (3.92%) SolarWinds
12 11 (3.59%) Forcepoint
13 10 (3.27%) Veritas
14 9 (2.94%) CheckPoint
14 9 (2.94%) EMC
14 9 (2.94%) PlateSpin
14 9 (2.94%) Remedy