Period
to 19 January 2021

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 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 594 711 793
Rank change year-on-year +117 +82 +79
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 158 314 347
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 1.36% 1.48% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 130 245 274
Median annual salary £40,000 £39,674 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.82% -11.84% +12.50%
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £59,000 £62,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -6.67%

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 11,649 21,200 23,365
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.41% 17.03% 15.51%
Number of salaries quoted 9,768 17,519 19,224
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,500 £25,500 £25,375
90th Percentile £86,400 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,250 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.18% - +6.25%

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 19 January 2021.

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 January 2021. 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 +134 151 £40,000 - 29
UK excluding London +111 134 £40,000 +14.29% 28
South East +118 54 £49,000 - 8
North of England +86 35 £36,250 +3.57% 6
London +165 24 £52,500 -3.67% 2
Midlands +53 24 £40,000 +23.08% 5
West Midlands +43 21 £40,000 +23.08% 4
North East +24 16 £31,398 -25.24% 1
Work from Home -59 16 £42,500 -19.05% 4
Yorkshire +26 12 £40,000 +45.45%
East of England +89 7 £35,000 +29.63% 4
South West +84 7 £30,250 -28.82% 4
North West +72 7 £44,250 +26.43% 5
Scotland +32 5 £42,000 +35.48% 1
East Midlands +65 3 £52,500 +81.03% 1
Wales +45 2 £37,500 +7.14%

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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.

1 117 (74.05%) VMware
1 117 (74.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 116 (73.42%) Windows
3 105 (66.46%) Active Directory
4 90 (56.96%) Microsoft
5 70 (44.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 65 (41.14%) Windows Server
7 64 (40.51%) DNS
8 62 (39.24%) Azure
8 62 (39.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 59 (37.34%) Firewall
10 58 (36.71%) Linux
11 55 (34.81%) DHCP
11 55 (34.81%) ITIL
12 51 (32.28%) Windows Server 2016
13 48 (30.38%) Office 365
14 45 (28.48%) VMware ESXi
15 44 (27.85%) Windows Server 2012
16 42 (26.58%) Hyper-V
17 41 (25.95%) MS Exchange
18 39 (24.68%) SAN
19 38 (24.05%) Cisco
20 34 (21.52%) Service Management
20 34 (21.52%) vSphere
21 33 (20.89%) Windows 10
21 33 (20.89%) Data Centre
21 33 (20.89%) Microsoft Certification
21 33 (20.89%) WAN
22 31 (19.62%) SQL
22 31 (19.62%) Dell

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 41 (25.95%) MS Exchange
2 24 (15.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (13.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (8.23%) SharePoint
5 12 (7.59%) IIS
6 6 (3.80%) Skype for Business
7 5 (3.16%) Apache
8 4 (2.53%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.63%) nginx
9 1 (0.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 26 (16.46%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (6.96%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 62 (39.24%) Azure
2 48 (30.38%) Office 365
3 30 (18.99%) AWS
4 13 (8.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (6.33%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.90%) SaaS
7 2 (1.27%) IaaS
7 2 (1.27%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.27%) PaaS
8 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.63%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.63%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.63%) Logic Apps
8 1 (0.63%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.63%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.63%) Route 53
8 1 (0.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 64 (40.51%) DNS
2 59 (37.34%) Firewall
3 55 (34.81%) DHCP
4 39 (24.68%) SAN
5 33 (20.89%) WAN
6 28 (17.72%) LAN
7 26 (16.46%) TCP/IP
8 22 (13.92%) VSAN
9 21 (13.29%) VPN
10 20 (12.66%) NAS
11 11 (6.96%) Remote Desktop
11 11 (6.96%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (6.33%) VLAN
13 9 (5.70%) SSL
14 8 (5.06%) Wireless
15 7 (4.43%) VoIP
16 6 (3.80%) Skype
17 5 (3.16%) Network Security
17 5 (3.16%) OSPF
18 4 (2.53%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.90%) MySQL
3 1 (0.63%) Power BI
3 1 (0.63%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (1.90%) JIRA
2 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (10.76%) Telecoms
2 15 (9.49%) Finance
3 6 (3.80%) Banking
4 5 (3.16%) Back Office
4 5 (3.16%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.63%) Front Office
6 1 (0.63%) Games
6 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.63%) Police
Job Titles
1 57 (36.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 41 (25.95%) IT Engineer
3 25 (15.82%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (9.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 14 (8.86%) Server Engineer
6 13 (8.23%) Systems Engineer
7 12 (7.59%) Support Engineer
8 11 (6.96%) Platform Engineer
8 11 (6.96%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (5.70%) IT Support
9 9 (5.70%) Storage Engineer
10 7 (4.43%) AWS Engineer
10 7 (4.43%) Infrastructure Manager
10 7 (4.43%) IT Support Engineer
10 7 (4.43%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (4.43%) VMware Engineer
10 7 (4.43%) Windows Engineer
11 6 (3.80%) Applications Support
11 6 (3.80%) Design Engineer
11 6 (3.80%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.96%) LDAP
2 4 (2.53%) .NET
2 4 (2.53%) XML
2 4 (2.53%) XML Messaging
3 2 (1.27%) PyQt
3 2 (1.27%) Web Services
4 1 (0.63%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 33 (20.89%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (3.16%) Replication
5 4 (2.53%) Clustering
5 4 (2.53%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.53%) Hedge funds
5 4 (2.53%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.90%) EMC VNX
6 3 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.90%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.27%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.63%) PKI
8 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 116 (73.42%) Windows
2 65 (41.14%) Windows Server
3 58 (36.71%) Linux
4 51 (32.28%) Windows Server 2016
5 44 (27.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (20.89%) Windows 10
7 26 (16.46%) Windows Server 2019
8 22 (13.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (7.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (6.96%) Windows 7
11 5 (3.16%) CentOS
12 4 (2.53%) Debian
13 3 (1.90%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (1.90%) VMS
14 2 (1.27%) Android
14 2 (1.27%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (39.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 55 (34.81%) ITIL
3 34 (21.52%) Service Management
4 24 (15.19%) Continuous Improvement
5 22 (13.92%) IT Strategy
5 22 (13.92%) ITIL V3
6 21 (13.29%) Project Management
7 16 (10.13%) Root Cause Analysis
8 15 (9.49%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (7.59%) Change Control
9 12 (7.59%) Configuration Management
9 12 (7.59%) Load Balancing
10 11 (6.96%) DevOps
10 11 (6.96%) Virtual Environments
11 10 (6.33%) Converged Infrastructure
11 10 (6.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 10 (6.33%) eTOM
11 10 (6.33%) Network Virtualisation
11 10 (6.33%) Requirements Gathering
12 9 (5.70%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 31 (19.62%) SQL
2 23 (14.56%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.43%) Python
4 5 (3.16%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.90%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.90%) C#
6 2 (1.27%) C
6 2 (1.27%) Embedded C
6 2 (1.27%) Java
7 1 (0.63%) Elixir
7 1 (0.63%) Perl
7 1 (0.63%) Ruby
7 1 (0.63%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.63%) VB
7 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (20.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (19.62%) SC Cleared
2 31 (19.62%) Security Cleared
3 28 (17.72%) MCSE
4 25 (15.82%) MCSA
5 23 (14.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (6.96%) MCP
6 11 (6.96%) VCP6
7 10 (6.33%) CCNP
7 10 (6.33%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (6.33%) Degree
8 2 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.27%) MCITP
9 1 (0.63%) CCA
9 1 (0.63%) CEH
9 1 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.63%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.63%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (13.29%) SLA
2 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 117 (74.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 105 (66.46%) Active Directory
3 70 (44.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 45 (28.48%) VMware ESXi
5 42 (26.58%) Hyper-V
6 34 (21.52%) vSphere
7 27 (17.09%) VMware NSX
8 16 (10.13%) XenApp
9 13 (8.23%) XenDesktop
10 8 (5.06%) VMware Server
11 7 (4.43%) Terminal Services
12 4 (2.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (1.90%) Firmware
14 2 (1.27%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.63%) DFS Replication
15 1 (0.63%) Docker
15 1 (0.63%) NFS
15 1 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (17.72%) SCCM
2 17 (10.76%) Ansible
2 17 (10.76%) SCOM
3 15 (9.49%) WSUS
4 12 (7.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 11 (6.96%) Kubernetes
5 11 (6.96%) vRealize
6 10 (6.33%) HAProxy
7 9 (5.70%) Backup Exec
7 9 (5.70%) NetBackup
8 5 (3.16%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (2.53%) FortiGate
9 4 (2.53%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (2.53%) NetVault Backup
10 3 (1.90%) BladeLogic
10 3 (1.90%) HP ALM
10 3 (1.90%) Nagios
10 3 (1.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (1.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 117 (74.05%) VMware
2 90 (56.96%) Microsoft
3 38 (24.05%) Cisco
4 31 (19.62%) Citrix
4 31 (19.62%) Dell
5 29 (18.35%) Red Hat
6 17 (10.76%) EMC
7 16 (10.13%) F5
8 14 (8.86%) NetApp
8 14 (8.86%) Oracle
9 13 (8.23%) SonicWALL
10 12 (7.59%) Veeam
11 11 (6.96%) Ivanti
11 11 (6.96%) Remedy
11 11 (6.96%) ServiceNow
12 10 (6.33%) IBM
12 10 (6.33%) Infoblox
12 10 (6.33%) Sophos
13 8 (5.06%) Avaya
14 6 (3.80%) CommVault