Period
to 28 February 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 28 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 725 744 902
Rank change year-on-year +19 +158 -109
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 282 374 320
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.25% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 1.35% 1.58% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 217 307 251
UK median annual salary £39,500 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.22% +9.76% -4.65%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,706 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £71,750 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -12.50% +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 20,887 23,681 23,694
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.99% 15.68% 13.45%
Number of salaries quoted 17,038 19,376 19,538
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
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 28 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Virtual Servers in the UK

Virtual Servers
Top 15 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 28 February 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 +16 261 £40,000 -11.11% 87
UK excluding London +89 201 £35,000 -12.50% 63
London -4 74 £57,500 +15.00% 27
South East +54 73 £36,500 -30.48% 16
Midlands +69 57 £29,000 -10.77% 16
West Midlands +75 48 £35,000 -17.65% 10
North of England +24 27 £41,250 +17.86% 14
East of England +59 19 £27,000 -53.04% 7
North East +20 13 £41,500 -2.35%
Scotland +41 12 £31,000 -21.52% 2
South West +60 11 £42,500 +28.79% 7
North West +13 10 £39,674 +76.33% 7
East Midlands +27 9 £29,000 +5.97% 6
Yorkshire +9 4 £39,250 +9.79% 7
Wales - 3 £35,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 28 February 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.

1 205 (72.70%) Windows
2 176 (62.41%) VMware
2 176 (62.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 152 (53.90%) Active Directory
4 143 (50.71%) Windows Server
5 126 (44.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 120 (42.55%) Microsoft
7 92 (32.62%) Linux
8 79 (28.01%) Office 365
9 70 (24.82%) Hyper-V
10 68 (24.11%) SAN
11 66 (23.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 66 (23.40%) Azure
12 62 (21.99%) WAN
13 60 (21.28%) LAN
13 60 (21.28%) Data Centre
14 59 (20.92%) ITIL
15 58 (20.57%) Firewall
16 55 (19.50%) SQL
17 54 (19.15%) DNS
17 54 (19.15%) Cisco
18 49 (17.38%) PowerShell
19 47 (16.67%) Veeam
20 46 (16.31%) DHCP
21 45 (15.96%) Citrix
22 41 (14.54%) AWS
22 41 (14.54%) SCCM
23 39 (13.83%) SQL Server
24 38 (13.48%) MS Exchange
24 38 (13.48%) VMware ESXi

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 38 (13.48%) MS Exchange
2 30 (10.64%) IIS
3 21 (7.45%) Apache
4 20 (7.09%) SharePoint
5 16 (5.67%) Skype for Business
6 9 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (2.84%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (2.13%) Confluence
9 6 (2.13%) SAS
9 6 (2.13%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (1.42%) GeoServer
12 2 (0.71%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.35%) Apache Airflow
13 1 (0.35%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.35%) GlassFish
13 1 (0.35%) JCAPS
13 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.35%) Site Server
Applications
1 34 (12.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.42%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.06%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.35%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 79 (28.01%) Office 365
2 66 (23.40%) Azure
3 41 (14.54%) AWS
4 12 (4.26%) IaaS
5 9 (3.19%) PaaS
6 7 (2.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (2.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 6 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (2.13%) Amazon ELB
7 6 (2.13%) Amazon S3
7 6 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.77%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (1.77%) Power Platform
8 5 (1.77%) PowerApps
8 5 (1.77%) SaaS
9 4 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.42%) GCP
10 3 (1.06%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.35%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 68 (24.11%) SAN
2 62 (21.99%) WAN
3 60 (21.28%) LAN
4 58 (20.57%) Firewall
5 54 (19.15%) DNS
6 46 (16.31%) DHCP
7 33 (11.70%) Wireless
8 30 (10.64%) TCP/IP
8 30 (10.64%) VPN
9 27 (9.57%) SSL
10 24 (8.51%) VLAN
11 17 (6.03%) Skype
12 16 (5.67%) NAS
13 13 (4.61%) Remote Desktop
13 13 (4.61%) SMS
13 13 (4.61%) VoIP
14 8 (2.84%) iSCSI
14 8 (2.84%) NetScaler
15 7 (2.48%) Fibre Channel
15 7 (2.48%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (13.83%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (2.13%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.77%) MariaDB
4 4 (1.42%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.06%) GIS
5 3 (1.06%) MySQL
5 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.35%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 9 (3.19%) JIRA
2 8 (2.84%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.42%) Cucumber
3 4 (1.42%) Maven
3 4 (1.42%) Postman
3 4 (1.42%) REST Assured
3 4 (1.42%) Selenium
4 3 (1.06%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.35%) Bower
5 1 (0.35%) GitLab
5 1 (0.35%) MSI
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (7.45%) Telecoms
2 20 (7.09%) Finance
3 9 (3.19%) Public Sector
3 9 (3.19%) Retail
4 7 (2.48%) Advertising
5 5 (1.77%) Banking
5 5 (1.77%) Legal
5 5 (1.77%) Military
6 3 (1.06%) Law
7 1 (0.35%) Fire and Rescue
7 1 (0.35%) German Language
7 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 110 (39.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 59 (20.92%) Support Engineer
3 34 (12.06%) IT Engineer
4 27 (9.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 25 (8.87%) Systems Engineer
6 24 (8.51%) IT Support
7 23 (8.16%) Network Engineer
8 21 (7.45%) IT Support Engineer
9 20 (7.09%) Administrator
10 18 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support
10 18 (6.38%) Systems Administrator
11 16 (5.67%) Infrastructure Support
11 16 (5.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 15 (5.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (4.61%) Integration Specialist
13 13 (4.61%) Technical Specialist
13 13 (4.61%) VMware Engineer
13 13 (4.61%) Windows Engineer
14 11 (3.90%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (3.90%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.74%) XML
2 18 (6.38%) XML Messaging
3 6 (2.13%) Middleware
3 6 (2.13%) SAML
3 6 (2.13%) Web Services
4 5 (1.77%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (1.06%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.71%) JSON
7 1 (0.35%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.35%) LAMP
7 1 (0.35%) PostGIS
7 1 (0.35%) Spring
7 1 (0.35%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 60 (21.28%) Data Centre
2 26 (9.22%) Replication
3 14 (4.96%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.61%) CCTV
4 13 (4.61%) Clustering
4 13 (4.61%) User Experience
5 9 (3.19%) Private Cloud
6 8 (2.84%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (2.84%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.48%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.13%) NHS
8 6 (2.13%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.42%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.42%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.42%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.42%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.06%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.06%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 205 (72.70%) Windows
2 143 (50.71%) Windows Server
3 92 (32.62%) Linux
4 36 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (10.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (8.16%) Windows 10
7 20 (7.09%) Debian
8 13 (4.61%) CentOS
8 13 (4.61%) Unix
8 13 (4.61%) Windows 7
9 10 (3.55%) Windows 8
10 7 (2.48%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (2.13%) Android
11 6 (2.13%) VMS
12 5 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.42%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.71%) Solaris
14 2 (0.71%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.35%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (44.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 59 (20.92%) ITIL
3 27 (9.57%) Change Management
4 26 (9.22%) Service Management
5 24 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (7.80%) Network Management
7 21 (7.45%) Migration
8 19 (6.74%) Performance Monitoring
8 19 (6.74%) Release Management
9 18 (6.38%) Server Management
10 17 (6.03%) Analytics
11 16 (5.67%) Antivirus Management
12 15 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (5.32%) Project Delivery
13 14 (4.96%) Mentoring
13 14 (4.96%) Root Cause Analysis
14 13 (4.61%) Information Security
14 13 (4.61%) Patch Management
15 11 (3.90%) High Availability
15 11 (3.90%) Insurtech
Programming Languages
1 55 (19.50%) SQL
2 49 (17.38%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.84%) Bash Shell
4 5 (1.77%) Java
4 5 (1.77%) Python
4 5 (1.77%) VBScript
5 4 (1.42%) VB
6 2 (0.71%) C#
7 1 (0.35%) PHP
7 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.35%) Ruby
7 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (12.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (8.87%) MCSE
3 22 (7.80%) Degree
4 19 (6.74%) CCNA
4 19 (6.74%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (6.38%) Security Cleared
5 18 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 17 (6.03%) MCSA
7 13 (4.61%) CCNP
7 13 (4.61%) MCP
8 11 (3.90%) SC Cleared
9 8 (2.84%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (2.13%) A+ Certification
11 5 (1.77%) CCA
11 5 (1.77%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (1.77%) DV Cleared
12 4 (1.42%) DBS Check
12 4 (1.42%) HND
12 4 (1.42%) Network+ Certification
13 3 (1.06%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (11.35%) SLA
2 7 (2.48%) Cyber Essentials
2 7 (2.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 5 (1.77%) QA
4 4 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.71%) GDPR
System Software
1 176 (62.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 152 (53.90%) Active Directory
3 70 (24.82%) Hyper-V
4 66 (23.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 38 (13.48%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (10.28%) Virtual Machines
7 22 (7.80%) vSphere
8 20 (7.09%) Docker
8 20 (7.09%) XenApp
9 18 (6.38%) XenDesktop
10 12 (4.26%) Firmware
11 11 (3.90%) vCloud
11 11 (3.90%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (2.13%) VMware NSX
12 6 (2.13%) VMware Server
12 6 (2.13%) Xen
13 3 (1.06%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 3 (1.06%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.71%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 41 (14.54%) SCCM
2 23 (8.16%) vCenter Server
3 20 (7.09%) WSUS
4 10 (3.55%) Ansible
4 10 (3.55%) SCOM
5 9 (3.19%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (2.13%) Backup Exec
6 6 (2.13%) NetBackup
6 6 (2.13%) XenMobile
7 5 (1.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (1.77%) Packer
7 5 (1.77%) Puppet
8 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.06%) Nessus
8 3 (1.06%) RSA Archer
9 2 (0.71%) AppManager
9 2 (0.71%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.71%) Nagios
9 2 (0.71%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 176 (62.41%) VMware
2 120 (42.55%) Microsoft
3 54 (19.15%) Cisco
4 47 (16.67%) Veeam
5 45 (15.96%) Citrix
6 34 (12.06%) HP
7 29 (10.28%) Oracle
8 19 (6.74%) 3PAR
9 17 (6.03%) Red Hat
10 16 (5.67%) McAfee
11 15 (5.32%) EMC
11 15 (5.32%) NetApp
12 12 (4.26%) CheckPoint
12 12 (4.26%) Dell
12 12 (4.26%) Palo Alto
13 9 (3.19%) Meraki
13 9 (3.19%) Symantec
14 8 (2.84%) Dell Compellent
15 7 (2.48%) F5
15 7 (2.48%) Zerto