Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 791 733 788
Rank change year-on-year -58 +55 -90
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 405 538 538
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.29% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 1.74% 2.34% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 325 455 454
UK median annual salary £40,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £28,500 £29,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £73,750 £69,275
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +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 23266 22998 24257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.97% 12.35% 11.34%
Number of salaries quoted 19367 19241 20370
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +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 12 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Virtual Servers in the UK

Virtual Servers
Top 14 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 12 December 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 -84 392 £40,000 -11.11% 18
UK excluding London -56 258 £37,500 -6.25% 13
London -33 146 £45,000 -18.18% 7
South East -23 80 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Midlands +36 60 £31,000 -4.62% 2
North of England -6 52 £35,000 - 2
East of England +1 45 £45,000 -10.00% 1
West Midlands +28 44 £31,000 -4.62% 2
North West -23 25 £41,250 +18.34% 2
Yorkshire +26 24 £35,000 -0.27%
East Midlands +29 16 £22,500 -43.04%
South West -26 11 £31,000 -22.50% 3
Scotland -28 10 £39,000 +14.14% 1
North East +3 3 £26,500 -1.85%

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 260 (64.20%) Windows
2 216 (53.33%) VMware
2 216 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 212 (52.35%) Active Directory
4 177 (43.70%) Microsoft
5 162 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 140 (34.57%) Firewall
7 104 (25.68%) Cisco
7 104 (25.68%) SQL Server
8 101 (24.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 99 (24.44%) Linux
10 98 (24.20%) Windows Server 2012
11 95 (23.46%) MS Exchange
12 94 (23.21%) SAN
13 93 (22.96%) ITIL
14 89 (21.98%) DNS
15 85 (20.99%) Office 365
16 83 (20.49%) DHCP
17 82 (20.25%) Disaster Recovery
18 80 (19.75%) Hyper-V
19 75 (18.52%) Finance
20 72 (17.78%) SQL
20 72 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
21 68 (16.79%) WAN
22 65 (16.05%) VPN
23 63 (15.56%) SCCM
24 62 (15.31%) PowerShell
24 62 (15.31%) HP
24 62 (15.31%) LAN
25 61 (15.06%) Data Centre

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 95 (23.46%) MS Exchange
2 36 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (6.91%) SharePoint
4 27 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2003
5 20 (4.94%) Skype for Business
6 12 (2.96%) IIS
7 11 (2.72%) Apache
7 11 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.74%) IBM Domino
10 3 (0.74%) nginx
11 2 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.25%) CMS
12 1 (0.25%) Moodle
12 1 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 56 (13.83%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.74%) InDesign
4 3 (0.74%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.49%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.49%) CATIA
5 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.49%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.74%) Maximo
2 3 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.49%) ENOVIA
3 2 (0.49%) Magento
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 85 (20.99%) Office 365
2 49 (12.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.72%) IaaS
5 7 (1.73%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.23%) SaaS
7 4 (0.99%) PaaS
8 3 (0.74%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.25%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 140 (34.57%) Firewall
2 94 (23.21%) SAN
3 89 (21.98%) DNS
4 83 (20.49%) DHCP
5 68 (16.79%) WAN
6 65 (16.05%) VPN
7 62 (15.31%) LAN
8 41 (10.12%) VLAN
9 38 (9.38%) TCP/IP
10 25 (6.17%) MPLS
11 24 (5.93%) NAS
11 24 (5.93%) SSL
12 22 (5.43%) Remote Desktop
13 20 (4.94%) Wireless
14 15 (3.70%) VoIP
15 12 (2.96%) Internet
15 12 (2.96%) WLAN
16 11 (2.72%) Ethernet
16 11 (2.72%) Skype
16 11 (2.72%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (25.68%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (4.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 18 (4.44%) MySQL
6 15 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (2.96%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
8 9 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (1.98%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.48%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.74%) InterBase
12 3 (0.74%) MariaDB
12 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
14 1 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (2.22%) Subversion
3 7 (1.73%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.73%) JIRA
4 5 (1.23%) Bitbucket
4 5 (1.23%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.74%) AdminStudio
6 3 (0.74%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (0.74%) MSI
6 3 (0.74%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.74%) Wise Package Studio
7 2 (0.49%) AccuRev
7 2 (0.49%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.49%) LabVIEW
7 2 (0.49%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 75 (18.52%) Finance
2 21 (5.19%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.95%) Banking
4 11 (2.72%) Retail
5 9 (2.22%) Electronics
5 9 (2.22%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.48%) Legal
7 5 (1.23%) Publishing
8 4 (0.99%) Games
9 3 (0.74%) Advertising
9 3 (0.74%) Law
10 2 (0.49%) Back Office
11 1 (0.25%) Automotive
11 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 103 (25.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 76 (18.77%) Administrator
3 43 (10.62%) Analyst
3 43 (10.62%) Systems Administrator
4 42 (10.37%) Support Engineer
5 40 (9.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 33 (8.15%) IT Engineer
7 24 (5.93%) IT Support
8 21 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
9 19 (4.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 18 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 18 (4.44%) Server Engineer
10 18 (4.44%) Support Analyst
10 18 (4.44%) Windows Engineer
11 16 (3.95%) IT Support Engineer
12 15 (3.70%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 15 (3.70%) Architect
12 15 (3.70%) Cisco Engineer
12 15 (3.70%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 15 (3.70%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.46%) LAMP
2 13 (3.21%) Web Services
3 11 (2.72%) 802.1X
3 11 (2.72%) HTML
3 11 (2.72%) Middleware
4 9 (2.22%) JSON
5 8 (1.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 7 (1.73%) .NET
7 6 (1.48%) HTML5
8 5 (1.23%) .NET Core
8 5 (1.23%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.23%) Regular Expression
8 5 (1.23%) RESTful
9 4 (0.99%) Ajax
9 4 (0.99%) CSS
9 4 (0.99%) jQuery
10 3 (0.74%) LEMP Stack
11 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (0.25%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 61 (15.06%) Data Centre
2 19 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.44%) Clustering
4 14 (3.46%) Replication
5 10 (2.47%) Fat Client
5 10 (2.47%) Thin Client
5 10 (2.47%) User Experience
6 8 (1.98%) Linked Data
7 7 (1.73%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.23%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.23%) NHS
9 4 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.74%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.74%) Derivative
10 3 (0.74%) HP Storage
11 2 (0.49%) CCTV
11 2 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.49%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 260 (64.20%) Windows
2 162 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 99 (24.44%) Linux
4 98 (24.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 72 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 50 (12.35%) Windows 7
7 43 (10.62%) Unix
8 34 (8.40%) Windows 10
9 21 (5.19%) Solaris
9 21 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (3.95%) Windows 2000 Server
11 16 (3.95%) Windows XP
12 13 (3.21%) AIX
13 11 (2.72%) Windows 8
14 8 (1.98%) Ubuntu
15 7 (1.73%) Debian
16 5 (1.23%) Android
17 4 (0.99%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.74%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (22.96%) ITIL
2 82 (20.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 40 (9.88%) Patch Management
4 34 (8.40%) Change Management
5 30 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (6.67%) Project Management
7 22 (5.43%) Kalman Filter
7 22 (5.43%) Problem Management
8 21 (5.19%) Software Engineering
8 21 (5.19%) Web Development
9 19 (4.69%) Server Virtualisation
9 19 (4.69%) Web Filtering
10 17 (4.20%) Configuration Management
10 17 (4.20%) Service Management
11 16 (3.95%) Network Monitoring
12 15 (3.70%) Security Architecture
13 14 (3.46%) Business Continuity
13 14 (3.46%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (3.46%) DevOps
14 13 (3.21%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 72 (17.78%) SQL
2 62 (15.31%) PowerShell
3 24 (5.93%) C
4 17 (4.20%) PHP
5 14 (3.46%) Bash Shell
6 13 (3.21%) C#
7 12 (2.96%) Java
7 12 (2.96%) T-SQL
8 8 (1.98%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.48%) Python
9 6 (1.48%) VBScript
10 5 (1.23%) Perl
11 4 (0.99%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.49%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.25%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.25%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.25%) Ruby
13 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 50 (12.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (10.86%) MCSE
3 32 (7.90%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (6.91%) CCNA
4 28 (6.91%) Security Cleared
5 25 (6.17%) DV Cleared
5 25 (6.17%) MCSA
6 20 (4.94%) CompTIA Security+
6 20 (4.94%) Security+ Certification
7 13 (3.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (2.72%) Degree
8 11 (2.72%) SC Cleared
9 8 (1.98%) MCP
10 7 (1.73%) MCITP
11 6 (1.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (1.48%) MCTS
12 4 (0.99%) CCA
12 4 (0.99%) HND
12 4 (0.99%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (9.88%) SLA
2 5 (1.23%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.99%) QA
4 2 (0.49%) PMO
5 1 (0.25%) GDPR
5 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 216 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 212 (52.35%) Active Directory
3 101 (24.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 80 (19.75%) Hyper-V
5 48 (11.85%) vSphere
6 42 (10.37%) Virtual Machines
7 28 (6.91%) XenApp
8 22 (5.43%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (3.46%) Terminal Services
10 12 (2.96%) XenServer
11 10 (2.47%) ProxySG
12 7 (1.73%) KVM
12 7 (1.73%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (1.23%) StorNext
13 5 (1.23%) Xsan
14 4 (0.99%) Cronacle
14 4 (0.99%) Forefront TMG
14 4 (0.99%) Terminal Server
14 4 (0.99%) Veritas File System
14 4 (0.99%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 63 (15.56%) SCCM
2 26 (6.42%) SCOM
3 21 (5.19%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (5.19%) Puppet
4 15 (3.70%) Backup Exec
4 15 (3.70%) WSUS
5 12 (2.96%) Ansible
6 9 (2.22%) vCenter Server
7 8 (1.98%) Nagios
7 8 (1.98%) Tivoli
8 7 (1.73%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (1.73%) NetBackup
8 7 (1.73%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (1.73%) Red Hat Satellite
9 5 (1.23%) EMC Navisphere
10 4 (0.99%) Salt
10 4 (0.99%) Terraform
11 3 (0.74%) EdgeSight
11 3 (0.74%) Malwarebytes
11 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 216 (53.33%) VMware
2 177 (43.70%) Microsoft
3 104 (25.68%) Cisco
4 62 (15.31%) HP
5 50 (12.35%) Citrix
6 36 (8.89%) Sophos
7 29 (7.16%) Veeam
8 26 (6.42%) Red Hat
9 25 (6.17%) Dell
10 22 (5.43%) CommVault
11 20 (4.94%) Veritas
12 19 (4.69%) IBM
13 18 (4.44%) 3PAR
13 18 (4.44%) EMC
14 16 (3.95%) NetApp
15 14 (3.46%) Barracuda Networks
15 14 (3.46%) Intel
16 12 (2.96%) Splunk
17 11 (2.72%) Avaya
18 10 (2.47%) CheckPoint