Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 809 753 842
Rank change year-on-year -56 +89 -121
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 373 534 471
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 1.66% 2.16% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 295 450 395
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £70,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.75% - +8.11%

Virtual Servers is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 22409 24695 25427
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.73% 12.47% 11.70%
Number of salaries quoted 18907 20939 21020
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% - +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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -40 352 £42,500 - 36
UK excluding London -5 250 £38,500 -3.75% 28
London -51 116 £52,500 +5.00% 8
South East +39 89 £37,500 -11.76% 6
Midlands +2 52 £41,500 +18.57% 5
West Midlands +26 45 £40,500 +15.71% 2
East of England +16 44 £45,000 +18.42% 6
North of England -22 44 £35,000 -10.26% 9
Yorkshire 0 28 £35,000 -8.50% 4
North West -20 16 £33,750 -15.63% 5
Scotland +22 14 £42,500 +22.78%
East Midlands +4 7 £42,500 +21.43% 3
South West -4 7 £22,500 -40.00% 2

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 243 (65.15%) Windows
2 225 (60.32%) VMware
2 225 (60.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 194 (52.01%) Active Directory
4 177 (47.45%) Microsoft
5 142 (38.07%) Windows Server
6 132 (35.39%) Firewall
7 122 (32.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 114 (30.56%) SAN
9 110 (29.49%) Linux
10 100 (26.81%) Hyper-V
11 90 (24.13%) Cisco
12 86 (23.06%) MS Exchange
13 85 (22.79%) Windows Server 2012
14 81 (21.72%) SQL Server
15 78 (20.91%) Data Centre
16 76 (20.38%) ITIL
17 73 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
18 67 (17.96%) Office 365
19 66 (17.69%) Microsoft Azure
20 65 (17.43%) VPN
21 63 (16.89%) DNS
21 63 (16.89%) WAN
22 62 (16.62%) SQL
22 62 (16.62%) SCCM
23 61 (16.35%) Amazon AWS
23 61 (16.35%) Microsoft Certification
23 61 (16.35%) Disaster Recovery
24 60 (16.09%) Finance
25 56 (15.01%) Citrix

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 86 (23.06%) MS Exchange
2 44 (11.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 26 (6.97%) SharePoint
5 25 (6.70%) IIS
6 19 (5.09%) Apache
7 14 (3.75%) Skype for Business
8 8 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (1.88%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (1.88%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (1.61%) nginx
11 5 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (1.34%) SAS
12 4 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.07%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 48 (12.87%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.61%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (1.61%) InDesign
2 6 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.61%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.54%) Magento
2 2 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 67 (17.96%) Office 365
2 66 (17.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (16.35%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.95%) Amazon S3
5 10 (2.68%) SaaS
6 9 (2.41%) IaaS
7 7 (1.88%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.61%) Amazon ELB
8 6 (1.61%) DigitalOcean
8 6 (1.61%) Linode
8 6 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (1.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.54%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.54%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 132 (35.39%) Firewall
2 114 (30.56%) SAN
3 65 (17.43%) VPN
4 63 (16.89%) DNS
4 63 (16.89%) WAN
5 54 (14.48%) DHCP
6 53 (14.21%) LAN
7 50 (13.40%) TCP/IP
8 33 (8.85%) VLAN
9 30 (8.04%) SSL
10 29 (7.77%) Internet
11 26 (6.97%) NAS
12 16 (4.29%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (4.02%) Remote Desktop
13 15 (4.02%) VoIP
14 13 (3.49%) LDAP
15 11 (2.95%) Skype
16 9 (2.41%) SNMP
16 9 (2.41%) Wireless
17 8 (2.14%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (21.72%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.77%) MySQL
3 10 (2.68%) NoSQL
3 10 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (2.14%) Crystal Reports
6 6 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (1.61%) MariaDB
6 6 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.54%) InterBase
9 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (3.49%) Subversion
2 12 (3.22%) Vagrant
3 7 (1.88%) MSI
3 7 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.61%) Dreamweaver
4 6 (1.61%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (1.34%) git-flow
5 5 (1.34%) JIRA
6 3 (0.80%) AdminStudio
6 3 (0.80%) Wise Package Studio
7 2 (0.54%) Jenkins
General
1 60 (16.09%) Finance
2 26 (6.97%) Telecoms
3 20 (5.36%) Banking
4 9 (2.41%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.14%) Legal
6 7 (1.88%) Games
7 6 (1.61%) Retail
8 5 (1.34%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.34%) Publishing
9 4 (1.07%) Back Office
9 4 (1.07%) Electronics
10 3 (0.80%) Advertising
11 2 (0.54%) Law
12 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 75 (20.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 70 (18.77%) Administrator
3 48 (12.87%) Systems Administrator
4 43 (11.53%) Support Engineer
5 36 (9.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 36 (9.65%) IT Engineer
6 35 (9.38%) Analyst
7 28 (7.51%) Systems Engineer
8 26 (6.97%) Server Engineer
9 24 (6.43%) Storage Engineer
10 21 (5.63%) IT Support
11 20 (5.36%) IT Support Engineer
12 19 (5.09%) Unix Engineer
13 18 (4.83%) Windows Engineer
14 15 (4.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 15 (4.02%) Linux Engineer
15 14 (3.75%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 14 (3.75%) Security Administrator
16 13 (3.49%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 13 (3.49%) Senior IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.09%) LAMP
2 14 (3.75%) HTML
3 13 (3.49%) Regular Expression
4 10 (2.68%) Web Services
5 9 (2.41%) 802.1X
6 8 (2.14%) CSS
6 8 (2.14%) JSON
6 8 (2.14%) Middleware
7 6 (1.61%) Ajax
7 6 (1.61%) jQuery
7 6 (1.61%) LEMP Stack
7 6 (1.61%) Lucene
7 6 (1.61%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (1.61%) Symfony
7 6 (1.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (1.34%) XML
9 4 (1.07%) XSLT
10 2 (0.54%) Laravel
11 1 (0.27%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.27%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 78 (20.91%) Data Centre
2 12 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.22%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.68%) Linked Data
3 10 (2.68%) Replication
4 9 (2.41%) Clustering
4 9 (2.41%) Fat Client
4 9 (2.41%) Thin Client
5 7 (1.88%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (1.34%) User Experience
7 4 (1.07%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.07%) Fintech
8 3 (0.80%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.80%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.80%) HP Storage
8 3 (0.80%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.54%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 243 (65.15%) Windows
2 142 (38.07%) Windows Server
3 110 (29.49%) Linux
4 85 (22.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 73 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (10.46%) Windows 7
7 36 (9.65%) Unix
8 28 (7.51%) Windows 10
9 19 (5.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (5.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (4.29%) Debian
11 14 (3.75%) Solaris
12 13 (3.49%) Ubuntu
13 10 (2.68%) Android
14 9 (2.41%) Windows 8
14 9 (2.41%) Windows XP
15 6 (1.61%) AIX
16 5 (1.34%) CentOS
17 3 (0.80%) HPUX
17 3 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (20.38%) ITIL
2 61 (16.35%) Disaster Recovery
3 35 (9.38%) Change Management
4 27 (7.24%) Problem Management
5 25 (6.70%) Software Engineering
6 24 (6.43%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (6.43%) Configuration Management
6 24 (6.43%) Patch Management
7 22 (5.90%) Capacity Planning
7 22 (5.90%) DevOps
7 22 (5.90%) Web Development
8 21 (5.63%) Root Cause Analysis
8 21 (5.63%) Security Architecture
9 20 (5.36%) Project Management
9 20 (5.36%) Service Delivery
10 16 (4.29%) Business Continuity
10 16 (4.29%) Information Security
10 16 (4.29%) Service Management
11 15 (4.02%) Virtual Environments
12 14 (3.75%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 62 (16.62%) SQL
2 44 (11.80%) PowerShell
3 30 (8.04%) PHP
4 22 (5.90%) C
5 21 (5.63%) Java
6 18 (4.83%) Bash Shell
7 11 (2.95%) JavaScript
8 9 (2.41%) VBScript
9 8 (2.14%) Python
9 8 (2.14%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.88%) C#
11 6 (1.61%) PHP 5
11 6 (1.61%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.07%) Perl
12 4 (1.07%) XPath
13 2 (0.54%) Korn
14 1 (0.27%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.27%) C++
14 1 (0.27%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (16.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (14.75%) MCSE
3 36 (9.65%) MCSA
4 29 (7.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 28 (7.51%) Security Cleared
6 27 (7.24%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (6.43%) CCNA
8 23 (6.17%) DV Cleared
9 22 (5.90%) CompTIA Security+
9 22 (5.90%) Security+ Certification
10 17 (4.56%) Degree
11 16 (4.29%) MCP
12 12 (3.22%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (3.22%) MCITP
13 11 (2.95%) SC Cleared
14 7 (1.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (1.88%) MCTS
15 5 (1.34%) CISMP
16 3 (0.80%) A+ Certification
16 3 (0.80%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.43%) SLA
2 9 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.14%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.34%) QA
5 2 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.27%) GDPR
System Software
1 225 (60.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 194 (52.01%) Active Directory
3 122 (32.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 100 (26.81%) Hyper-V
5 38 (10.19%) Virtual Machines
6 35 (9.38%) vSphere
7 19 (5.09%) XenApp
8 17 (4.56%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (3.75%) Docker
9 14 (3.75%) KVM
10 13 (3.49%) Terminal Services
10 13 (3.49%) VMware Server
11 11 (2.95%) XenDesktop
12 9 (2.41%) pfSense
12 9 (2.41%) Terminal Server
13 8 (2.14%) Cronacle
13 8 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (2.14%) Veritas File System
14 6 (1.61%) Forefront TMG
14 6 (1.61%) Samba
Systems Management
1 62 (16.62%) SCCM
2 27 (7.24%) SCOM
3 20 (5.36%) Backup Exec
4 16 (4.29%) Puppet
5 15 (4.02%) vCenter Server
6 12 (3.22%) WSUS
7 11 (2.95%) NetBackup
8 10 (2.68%) EMC Navisphere
8 10 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (2.14%) WMI
10 7 (1.88%) Ansible
10 7 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (1.88%) Tivoli
11 6 (1.61%) Salt
12 4 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (1.07%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 4 (1.07%) Terraform
13 2 (0.54%) Malwarebytes
13 2 (0.54%) NetVault Backup
13 2 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 225 (60.32%) VMware
2 177 (47.45%) Microsoft
3 90 (24.13%) Cisco
4 56 (15.01%) Citrix
5 50 (13.40%) HP
6 35 (9.38%) Dell
7 32 (8.58%) NetApp
8 28 (7.51%) Red Hat
9 25 (6.70%) EMC
10 21 (5.63%) Veeam
11 19 (5.09%) IBM
11 19 (5.09%) Oracle
12 17 (4.56%) Splunk
13 14 (3.75%) SolarWinds
13 14 (3.75%) Veritas
14 13 (3.49%) Sun
15 11 (2.95%) Sophos
16 10 (2.68%) Trend Micro
17 9 (2.41%) Symantec
18 8 (2.14%) Avaya