Period
to 23 February 2018

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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 882 767 771
Rank change year-on-year -115 +4 -48
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 320 423 578
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.24% 0.27%
As % of the System Software category 1.36% 1.97% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 252 381 506
UK median annual salary £41,000 £43,349 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.42% +2.00% -3.41%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +9.59%

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 23,585 21,517 24,945
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.39% 12.26% 11.80%
Number of salaries quoted 19,465 17,847 21,043
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £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 23 February 2018.

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 23 February 2018. 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 -75 307 £42,000 -4.55% 46
UK excluding London -41 216 £37,500 -6.25% 40
London -50 102 £45,000 - 8
South East -27 75 £37,500 -11.76% 15
North of England +1 47 £38,750 +10.71% 13
Midlands +27 43 £31,000 -4.62% 3
West Midlands +6 33 £31,000 -4.62%
East of England -9 31 £45,000 -4.05% 3
Yorkshire +33 24 £35,000 -0.27% 6
North West -27 20 £50,000 +44.04% 7
South West -6 11 £42,500 -5.56% 4
East Midlands +13 10 £22,500 -21.74% 3
Scotland -47 7 £38,000 +11.21%
North East -26 3 £26,500 +23.26%
Wales +10 2 £41,250 +3.13% 2

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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.

1 211 (65.94%) Windows
2 181 (56.56%) VMware
2 181 (56.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 175 (54.69%) Active Directory
4 153 (47.81%) Microsoft
5 133 (41.56%) Windows Server
6 93 (29.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 90 (28.13%) Firewall
8 86 (26.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 83 (25.94%) SQL Server
9 83 (25.94%) DNS
10 82 (25.63%) ITIL
11 79 (24.69%) Cisco
12 78 (24.38%) DHCP
13 74 (23.13%) MS Exchange
14 64 (20.00%) SQL
14 64 (20.00%) Office 365
15 62 (19.38%) SAN
16 61 (19.06%) Linux
17 60 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
18 59 (18.44%) Disaster Recovery
19 58 (18.13%) vSphere
20 56 (17.50%) Finance
21 55 (17.19%) Citrix
22 48 (15.00%) HP
22 48 (15.00%) PowerShell
23 47 (14.69%) SCCM
24 45 (14.06%) WAN
25 43 (13.44%) Microsoft Azure
26 42 (13.13%) Hyper-V

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 74 (23.13%) MS Exchange
2 32 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 16 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 15 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (4.38%) Skype for Business
7 8 (2.50%) IIS
8 5 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.94%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.63%) Apache
10 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.31%) CMS
11 1 (0.31%) Moodle
11 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 42 (13.13%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (1.56%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.25%) AutoCAD
3 4 (1.25%) CATIA
3 4 (1.25%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.25%) ENOVIA
2 3 (0.94%) Maximo
2 3 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.31%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 64 (20.00%) Office 365
2 43 (13.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (5.00%) IaaS
4 12 (3.75%) SaaS
5 7 (2.19%) PaaS
6 5 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.63%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.63%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 90 (28.13%) Firewall
2 83 (25.94%) DNS
3 78 (24.38%) DHCP
4 62 (19.38%) SAN
5 45 (14.06%) WAN
6 42 (13.13%) LAN
7 30 (9.38%) TCP/IP
8 25 (7.81%) VLAN
9 23 (7.19%) VPN
10 16 (5.00%) MPLS
10 16 (5.00%) VoIP
11 15 (4.69%) Wireless
12 12 (3.75%) NAS
13 11 (3.44%) Ethernet
13 11 (3.44%) SSH
14 10 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
15 9 (2.81%) NetScaler
16 8 (2.50%) Internet
17 7 (2.19%) Cisco Nexus
17 7 (2.19%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (25.94%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.94%) SQL Server 2005
2 19 (5.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 14 (4.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (4.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (3.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (2.50%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.56%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.25%) MySQL
10 4 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.63%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.31%) InterBase
12 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.31%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 13 (4.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (2.81%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.50%) JIRA
4 5 (1.56%) Bitbucket
4 5 (1.56%) Subversion
4 5 (1.56%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.25%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.25%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.94%) AccuRev
6 3 (0.94%) AdminStudio
6 3 (0.94%) LabVIEW
6 3 (0.94%) MSI
6 3 (0.94%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.94%) Wise Package Studio
7 2 (0.63%) Bower
7 2 (0.63%) NuGet
7 2 (0.63%) Selenium
7 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.63%) WebDriver
General
1 56 (17.50%) Finance
2 13 (4.06%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.75%) Retail
4 5 (1.56%) Electronics
4 5 (1.56%) Publishing
5 4 (1.25%) Banking
6 3 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.63%) Advertising
7 2 (0.63%) Law
8 1 (0.31%) Automotive
8 1 (0.31%) Back Office
8 1 (0.31%) Games
Job Titles
1 80 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 47 (14.69%) Administrator
3 32 (10.00%) Analyst
4 28 (8.75%) IT Engineer
5 27 (8.44%) Support Engineer
6 24 (7.50%) Systems Administrator
7 23 (7.19%) Architect
7 23 (7.19%) IT Support
8 19 (5.94%) Infrastructure Architect
9 18 (5.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 18 (5.63%) Infrastructure Manager
10 14 (4.38%) Support Analyst
11 13 (4.06%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (4.06%) IT Manager
11 13 (4.06%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support
12 12 (3.75%) Team Leader
13 11 (3.44%) Windows Administrator
14 10 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 10 (3.13%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.75%) .NET
2 8 (2.50%) Web Services
3 7 (2.19%) HTML
3 7 (2.19%) Middleware
4 6 (1.88%) HTML5
5 5 (1.56%) .NET Core
5 5 (1.56%) AngularJS
5 5 (1.56%) RESTful
5 5 (1.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (1.25%) 802.1X
6 4 (1.25%) JSON
7 3 (0.94%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.63%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.63%) Ajax
8 2 (0.63%) LAMP
9 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 1 (0.31%) CSS
9 1 (0.31%) DOM
9 1 (0.31%) jQuery
9 1 (0.31%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 20 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.00%) Clustering
4 10 (3.13%) Fat Client
4 10 (3.13%) Replication
4 10 (3.13%) Thin Client
5 8 (2.50%) Driving Licence
5 8 (2.50%) Private Cloud
6 6 (1.88%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.56%) e-Learning
7 5 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.56%) User Experience
8 4 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.25%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.25%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.94%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.94%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 211 (65.94%) Windows
2 133 (41.56%) Windows Server
3 86 (26.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 61 (19.06%) Linux
5 60 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (10.31%) Unix
7 23 (7.19%) Windows 7
8 21 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (5.00%) Solaris
9 16 (5.00%) Windows XP
10 15 (4.69%) Windows 10
11 13 (4.06%) Windows 2000 Server
12 12 (3.75%) AIX
13 10 (3.13%) Windows 8
14 8 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.94%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.63%) Android
16 2 (0.63%) CentOS
16 2 (0.63%) HPUX
17 1 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (25.63%) ITIL
2 59 (18.44%) Disaster Recovery
3 34 (10.63%) Patch Management
4 27 (8.44%) Project Management
5 22 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (6.56%) ITIL V3
7 20 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
7 20 (6.25%) Web Filtering
8 18 (5.63%) Service Management
9 17 (5.31%) Change Management
10 16 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
11 15 (4.69%) Business Continuity
11 15 (4.69%) Problem Management
11 15 (4.69%) Server Virtualisation
12 14 (4.38%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (4.38%) Test Automation
13 13 (4.06%) Mentoring
14 12 (3.75%) Migration
15 11 (3.44%) Configuration Management
15 11 (3.44%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 64 (20.00%) SQL
2 48 (15.00%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.13%) C
4 9 (2.81%) Bash Shell
5 8 (2.50%) C#
6 7 (2.19%) Python
6 7 (2.19%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.88%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.88%) Ruby
8 4 (1.25%) Perl
9 3 (0.94%) Java
9 3 (0.94%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.63%) PHP
11 1 (0.31%) Tcl
11 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 31 (9.69%) MCSE
4 26 (8.13%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (6.88%) CCNA
6 17 (5.31%) SC Cleared
7 12 (3.75%) DV Cleared
8 11 (3.44%) MCSA
9 9 (2.81%) Degree
9 9 (2.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (2.50%) CompTIA Security+
11 7 (2.19%) MCITP
11 7 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (1.56%) CCA
12 5 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (1.25%) MCTS
13 4 (1.25%) Numerate Degree
14 3 (0.94%) CCNP
15 2 (0.63%) EMC Certification
15 2 (0.63%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.13%) SLA
2 3 (0.94%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.63%) PMO
3 2 (0.63%) QA
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 181 (56.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 175 (54.69%) Active Directory
3 93 (29.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 58 (18.13%) vSphere
5 42 (13.13%) Hyper-V
6 28 (8.75%) XenApp
7 20 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (4.38%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (3.13%) XenServer
10 8 (2.50%) Terminal Services
11 6 (1.88%) Forefront TMG
11 6 (1.88%) ISA Server
12 5 (1.56%) StorNext
12 5 (1.56%) Xsan
13 4 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (1.25%) ProxySG
13 4 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (1.25%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.94%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.63%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 47 (14.69%) SCCM
2 27 (8.44%) SCOM
3 19 (5.94%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (5.00%) Puppet
5 13 (4.06%) Ansible
5 13 (4.06%) vCenter Server
6 8 (2.50%) Nagios
7 7 (2.19%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (2.19%) Red Hat Satellite
7 7 (2.19%) WSUS
8 6 (1.88%) vRealize
9 4 (1.25%) SCVMM
9 4 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.94%) EdgeSight
10 3 (0.94%) EMC VPLEX
10 3 (0.94%) Terraform
10 3 (0.94%) vMotion
10 3 (0.94%) WMI
11 2 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.63%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 181 (56.56%) VMware
2 153 (47.81%) Microsoft
3 79 (24.69%) Cisco
4 55 (17.19%) Citrix
5 48 (15.00%) HP
6 27 (8.44%) Sophos
7 24 (7.50%) CommVault
8 17 (5.31%) 3PAR
9 15 (4.69%) Red Hat
10 13 (4.06%) EMC
10 13 (4.06%) Veeam
11 12 (3.75%) NetApp
12 11 (3.44%) Intel
12 11 (3.44%) Veritas
13 10 (3.13%) Dell
13 10 (3.13%) Oracle
14 9 (2.81%) Avaya
14 9 (2.81%) Meraki
15 8 (2.50%) Juniper
16 7 (2.19%) IBM