Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 851 619 721
Rank change year-on-year -232 +102 +78
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 217 158 323
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.25% 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 0.94% 1.36% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 190 107 248
10th Percentile £27,150 £28,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £40,000 £39,837
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.41% -11.47%
75th Percentile £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -2.50% +14.29% -

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 23,028 11,641 21,526
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.87% 18.34% 17.06%
Number of salaries quoted 15,463 9,831 17,789
10th Percentile £28,000 £29,750 £25,500
25th Percentile £38,500 £38,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -

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 22 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Virtual Servers in the UK

Virtual Servers
Top 17 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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -207 196 £42,500 +6.25% 62
UK excluding London -182 146 £39,000 -2.50% 48
London -188 59 £50,000 -4.76% 17
South East -106 56 £39,000 -20.41% 8
Work from Home -193 34 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Midlands -95 25 £42,500 +6.25% 9
West Midlands -73 20 £42,500 +6.25% 4
North of England -141 19 £47,500 +48.44% 19
East of England -83 17 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Northern Ireland - 14 - - 1
Yorkshire -72 12 £36,794 +13.21% 6
South West -45 10 £27,500 -9.09% 3
North West -80 6 £60,000 +35.59% 12
East Midlands -54 5 £39,694 -24.39% 5
Scotland -67 3 £37,500 -10.71% 2
Wales -47 2 - -
North East -43 1 £47,500 +51.28% 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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.

1 138 (63.59%) Windows
2 110 (50.69%) Azure
3 107 (49.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (49.31%) VMware
4 103 (47.47%) Active Directory
5 95 (43.78%) Microsoft
6 92 (42.40%) Windows Server
7 91 (41.94%) Microsoft 365
8 71 (32.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 66 (30.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 64 (29.49%) Firewall
10 64 (29.49%) Problem-Solving
11 61 (28.11%) Linux
12 53 (24.42%) Social Skills
13 52 (23.96%) Data Centre
13 52 (23.96%) AWS
14 47 (21.66%) ITIL
14 47 (21.66%) SQL Server
15 46 (21.20%) SQL
15 46 (21.20%) Hyper-V
16 43 (19.82%) DevOps
17 41 (18.89%) Agile Software Development
18 39 (17.97%) MS Exchange
19 35 (16.13%) DNS
19 35 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
20 34 (15.67%) Terraform
21 32 (14.75%) SAN
21 32 (14.75%) Finance
22 31 (14.29%) Wireless
23 29 (13.36%) 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 39 (17.97%) MS Exchange
2 17 (7.83%) IIS
3 13 (5.99%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.23%) Apache
5 4 (1.84%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.92%) WordPress
8 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.46%) CMS
8 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.84%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (4.61%) Workfront
2 4 (1.84%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (1.38%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 110 (50.69%) Azure
2 91 (41.94%) Microsoft 365
3 52 (23.96%) AWS
4 29 (13.36%) SaaS
5 22 (10.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 14 (6.45%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (5.07%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (5.07%) Amazon ECS
7 11 (5.07%) Amazon S3
7 11 (5.07%) GitHub
7 11 (5.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 10 (4.61%) Dynamics 365
8 10 (4.61%) IaaS
9 8 (3.69%) PaaS
10 6 (2.76%) Azure Storage
10 6 (2.76%) Mimecast
10 6 (2.76%) OneDrive
11 5 (2.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (2.30%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (2.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 64 (29.49%) Firewall
2 35 (16.13%) DNS
3 32 (14.75%) SAN
4 31 (14.29%) Wireless
5 29 (13.36%) DHCP
5 29 (13.36%) VPN
6 28 (12.90%) TCP/IP
7 20 (9.22%) NAS
8 17 (7.83%) VLAN
9 12 (5.53%) WAN
10 9 (4.15%) Network Security
11 8 (3.69%) Skype
11 8 (3.69%) VoIP
12 7 (3.23%) LAN
12 7 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (2.30%) SSL
14 3 (1.38%) Ethernet
14 3 (1.38%) Internet
14 3 (1.38%) IPv4
14 3 (1.38%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (21.66%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.69%) MySQL
2 8 (3.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (3.23%) MarkLogic
3 7 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.76%) UniData
5 5 (2.30%) Amazon Aurora
5 5 (2.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.30%) Redis
6 4 (1.84%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.46%) GIS
8 1 (0.46%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.46%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 24 (11.06%) Git (software)
2 12 (5.53%) Jenkins
3 11 (5.07%) GitLab
4 7 (3.23%) TeamCity
5 5 (2.30%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (1.84%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (1.38%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 53 (24.42%) Social Skills
2 32 (14.75%) Finance
3 15 (6.91%) Manufacturing
4 13 (5.99%) Public Sector
5 12 (5.53%) Marketing
5 12 (5.53%) Telecoms
6 10 (4.61%) Electronics
7 4 (1.84%) Law
7 4 (1.84%) Retail
8 3 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.38%) Banking
8 3 (1.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 3 (1.38%) Legal
8 3 (1.38%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (0.92%) Advertising
9 2 (0.92%) Automotive
9 2 (0.92%) Back Office
9 2 (0.92%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.92%) Publishing
10 1 (0.46%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 57 (26.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 42 (19.35%) Support Engineer
3 32 (14.75%) IT Engineer
4 24 (11.06%) DevOps Engineer
5 23 (10.60%) Cloud Engineer
6 19 (8.76%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (7.83%) IT Technician
8 16 (7.37%) .NET Developer
8 16 (7.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 16 (7.37%) Developer
9 15 (6.91%) IT Support
9 15 (6.91%) Systems Engineer
10 14 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
10 14 (6.45%) C# Developer
11 12 (5.53%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (5.07%) Administrator
13 10 (4.61%) Infrastructure Support
13 10 (4.61%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 9 (4.15%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
14 9 (4.15%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.37%) .NET
1 16 (7.37%) ASP.NET
1 16 (7.37%) jQuery
2 14 (6.45%) AngularJS
2 14 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 14 (6.45%) Hibernate
2 14 (6.45%) WCF
3 11 (5.07%) Web Services
4 6 (2.76%) React
5 3 (1.38%) Play Framework
6 2 (0.92%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (0.92%) CSS
6 2 (0.92%) HTML
7 1 (0.46%) LDAP
7 1 (0.46%) Node.js
7 1 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.46%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (23.96%) Data Centre
2 22 (10.14%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (5.99%) Replication
4 5 (2.30%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.84%) CMDB
5 4 (1.84%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.38%) CCTV
6 3 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.38%) User Experience
7 2 (0.92%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.92%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.92%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.46%) Clustering
8 1 (0.46%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.46%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.46%) iPad
8 1 (0.46%) iPhone
8 1 (0.46%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.46%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.46%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 138 (63.59%) Windows
2 92 (42.40%) Windows Server
3 61 (28.11%) Linux
4 25 (11.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (10.14%) Windows 10
6 15 (6.91%) Unix
7 9 (4.15%) Windows Server 2016
7 9 (4.15%) Windows Server 2019
8 8 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.84%) CentOS
10 3 (1.38%) Android
10 3 (1.38%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.92%) Solaris
11 2 (0.92%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.92%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.92%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.46%) Debian
12 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (32.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 64 (29.49%) Problem-Solving
3 47 (21.66%) ITIL
4 43 (19.82%) DevOps
5 41 (18.89%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (11.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (10.14%) Project Management
8 20 (9.22%) Configuration Management
8 20 (9.22%) Data Security
8 20 (9.22%) Software Testing
9 19 (8.76%) Cybersecurity
10 18 (8.29%) Test Automation
11 17 (7.83%) Analytics
12 16 (7.37%) Change Control
12 16 (7.37%) Data Analytics
13 15 (6.91%) Business Continuity
13 15 (6.91%) Risk Management
14 14 (6.45%) Change Management
14 14 (6.45%) Service Delivery
14 14 (6.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (21.20%) SQL
2 21 (9.68%) PowerShell
3 17 (7.83%) JavaScript
3 17 (7.83%) Python
4 16 (7.37%) C#
5 10 (4.61%) Bash
6 6 (2.76%) PHP
7 5 (2.30%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.84%) Java
9 3 (1.38%) Groovy
10 2 (0.92%) Perl
10 2 (0.92%) Ruby
11 1 (0.46%) AWK
11 1 (0.46%) sed
11 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (7.83%) Degree
2 15 (6.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (5.99%) DBS Check
3 13 (5.99%) MCSA
4 11 (5.07%) MCSE
5 7 (3.23%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.30%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.38%) AWS Certification
8 3 (1.38%) HND
8 3 (1.38%) TOGAF Certification
8 3 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.46%) CCNA
10 1 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.46%) CISSP
10 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.46%) MCITP
10 1 (0.46%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.37%) SLA
2 13 (5.99%) Cyber Essentials
3 8 (3.69%) Accessibility
3 8 (3.69%) GDPR
3 8 (3.69%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.46%) NIST
5 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 107 (49.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 103 (47.47%) Active Directory
3 66 (30.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 46 (21.20%) Hyper-V
5 15 (6.91%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (5.99%) VMware Workstation
7 12 (5.53%) Docker
7 12 (5.53%) vSphere
8 11 (5.07%) Virtual Desktop
9 10 (4.61%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 9 (4.15%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.92%) Firmware
12 1 (0.46%) NFS
12 1 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 34 (15.67%) Terraform
2 29 (13.36%) SCCM
3 24 (11.06%) Kubernetes
3 24 (11.06%) Microsoft Intune
4 14 (6.45%) WSUS
5 12 (5.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 11 (5.07%) NetBackup
6 11 (5.07%) Puppet
7 10 (4.61%) Backup Exec
8 8 (3.69%) SCOM
9 6 (2.76%) Ansible
10 5 (2.30%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (2.30%) vCenter Server
11 4 (1.84%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (1.38%) Jamf Pro
12 3 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
13 2 (0.92%) cPanel
13 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
13 2 (0.92%) PowerCLI
14 1 (0.46%) vRealize
Vendors
1 107 (49.31%) VMware
2 95 (43.78%) Microsoft
3 29 (13.36%) Citrix
4 17 (7.83%) Cisco
4 17 (7.83%) Veeam
5 13 (5.99%) Dell
5 13 (5.99%) NetApp
6 11 (5.07%) Dell Compellent
7 10 (4.61%) Ivanti
7 10 (4.61%) Meraki
7 10 (4.61%) Remedy
7 10 (4.61%) SAP
7 10 (4.61%) ServiceNow
8 9 (4.15%) Bloomberg
9 8 (3.69%) Red Hat
10 7 (3.23%) EMC
10 7 (3.23%) LexisNexis
11 6 (2.76%) Oracle
11 6 (2.76%) SonicWALL
12 5 (2.30%) Draytek