Period
to 22 September 2019

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 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 727 810 832
Rank change year-on-year +83 +22 -80
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 360 372 385
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 1.49% 1.52% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 315 241 308
UK median annual salary £41,625 £41,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.52% -0.61% -6.25%
10th Percentile £25,200 £25,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +1.33% -1.32% -5.00%

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 24,104 24,514 22,840
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.33% 14.72% 12.93%
Number of salaries quoted 19,719 20,029 19,218
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,039 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.96% +8.97% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +10.39% +2.67%

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 +69 346 £42,063 +1.36% 64
UK excluding London +62 264 £38,000 +1.33% 58
London +83 90 £47,000 -6.00% 14
North of England -9 83 £33,500 +11.67% 13
South East +13 76 £50,000 +11.11% 12
Midlands +56 60 £37,500 +4.17% 11
Yorkshire +26 51 £33,000 -5.71% 8
West Midlands +69 50 £42,500 +18.06% 9
North West -24 28 £52,500 +133.33% 5
East of England +64 25 £34,000 -15.00% 7
South West -3 12 £41,250 +0.61% 7
East Midlands +16 10 £33,000 -5.35% 2
Scotland +16 5 £51,500 +3.00% 5
North East +22 4 £25,000 -35.48%
Wales +8 2 £32,000 +16.36% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £27,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 263 (73.06%) Windows
2 210 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 199 (55.28%) VMware
3 199 (55.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 149 (41.39%) Microsoft
5 139 (38.61%) Windows Server
6 137 (38.06%) Office 365
7 114 (31.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 110 (30.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 103 (28.61%) DNS
10 94 (26.11%) Hyper-V
11 87 (24.17%) MS Exchange
11 87 (24.17%) DHCP
12 83 (23.06%) SCCM
13 79 (21.94%) ITIL
14 74 (20.56%) Azure
15 73 (20.28%) Linux
16 72 (20.00%) Firewall
17 68 (18.89%) Cisco
18 67 (18.61%) SAN
19 65 (18.06%) Problem-Solving
20 63 (17.50%) SQL
21 62 (17.22%) Citrix
22 60 (16.67%) Finance
23 59 (16.39%) WAN
24 58 (16.11%) Data Centre
25 57 (15.83%) PowerShell
26 52 (14.44%) LAN
27 51 (14.17%) SQL Server
28 50 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification

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 87 (24.17%) MS Exchange
2 38 (10.56%) SharePoint
3 32 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 17 (4.72%) IIS
6 13 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (3.06%) Skype for Business
8 8 (2.22%) Apache
9 7 (1.94%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.67%) Confluence
10 6 (1.67%) JBoss
10 6 (1.67%) OpenStack
10 6 (1.67%) WebLogic
11 5 (1.39%) SAS
11 5 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.83%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.56%) Anypoint
14 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
14 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 40 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.50%) Workfront
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 137 (38.06%) Office 365
2 74 (20.56%) Azure
3 26 (7.22%) SaaS
4 25 (6.94%) AWS
5 23 (6.39%) IaaS
6 15 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (3.33%) OneDrive
8 11 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (2.22%) PaaS
10 7 (1.94%) Power Platform
10 7 (1.94%) PowerApps
11 3 (0.83%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.83%) NuGet
12 2 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.56%) npm
13 1 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.28%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 103 (28.61%) DNS
2 87 (24.17%) DHCP
3 72 (20.00%) Firewall
4 67 (18.61%) SAN
5 59 (16.39%) WAN
6 52 (14.44%) LAN
7 40 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 31 (8.61%) VPN
9 28 (7.78%) Network Security
10 26 (7.22%) Wireless
11 23 (6.39%) VLAN
12 19 (5.28%) Wi-Fi
13 17 (4.72%) NAS
14 15 (4.17%) NetScaler
15 14 (3.89%) VoIP
16 13 (3.61%) Skype
17 12 (3.33%) Unified Communications
18 11 (3.06%) MPLS
19 10 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
20 8 (2.22%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (14.17%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (1.94%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.39%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (0.83%) DB2
6 3 (0.83%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.56%) Big Data
7 2 (0.56%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.56%) MySQL
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Zeppelin
8 1 (0.28%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.28%) DataStax
8 1 (0.28%) Impala
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 8 (2.22%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.67%) JIRA
3 4 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (1.11%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.83%) MSI
4 3 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (0.83%) Subversion
4 3 (0.83%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.83%) TortoiseSVN
5 2 (0.56%) Bower
5 2 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 60 (16.67%) Finance
2 34 (9.44%) Legal
3 32 (8.89%) Retail
4 18 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 17 (4.72%) Banking
6 10 (2.78%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.78%) Military
7 8 (2.22%) Public Sector
8 7 (1.94%) Law
9 5 (1.39%) Back Office
9 5 (1.39%) Fire and Rescue
10 4 (1.11%) Advertising
11 3 (0.83%) Front Office
12 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.28%) Automotive
12 1 (0.28%) French Language
12 1 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 96 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 43 (11.94%) IT Engineer
3 40 (11.11%) IT Support
4 39 (10.83%) Analyst
5 37 (10.28%) Architect
6 33 (9.17%) Support Engineer
7 27 (7.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 27 (7.50%) Systems Engineer
8 25 (6.94%) IT Support Engineer
9 24 (6.67%) Citrix Engineer
9 24 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
10 23 (6.39%) Administrator
11 21 (5.83%) Senior Citrix Engineer
12 19 (5.28%) IT Analyst
12 19 (5.28%) IT Architect
12 19 (5.28%) Network Engineer
13 17 (4.72%) Server Engineer
13 17 (4.72%) Support Analyst
14 16 (4.44%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 16 (4.44%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.78%) XML
2 9 (2.50%) Web Services
3 6 (1.67%) XML Messaging
4 3 (0.83%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (0.83%) Hibernate
4 3 (0.83%) Kafka
4 3 (0.83%) Spring
4 3 (0.83%) YAML
5 2 (0.56%) .NET
5 2 (0.56%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.28%) Apache NiFi
6 1 (0.28%) JSON
6 1 (0.28%) LAMP
6 1 (0.28%) Middleware
6 1 (0.28%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 58 (16.11%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (3.33%) Driving Licence
6 10 (2.78%) CCTV
6 10 (2.78%) Hedge funds
7 9 (2.50%) Fat Client
7 9 (2.50%) Public Cloud
7 9 (2.50%) Thin Client
8 8 (2.22%) Clustering
8 8 (2.22%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.94%) User Experience
10 6 (1.67%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.67%) Replication
11 5 (1.39%) e-Learning
11 5 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (1.11%) PKI
13 3 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 263 (73.06%) Windows
2 139 (38.61%) Windows Server
3 73 (20.28%) Linux
4 42 (11.67%) Windows 10
4 42 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (6.11%) Windows 7
7 8 (2.22%) Mac OS
8 7 (1.94%) Android
8 7 (1.94%) Debian
9 6 (1.67%) Windows 8
9 6 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.39%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.11%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.11%) CentOS
11 4 (1.11%) Unix
12 3 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.83%) VMS
13 2 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (30.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 79 (21.94%) ITIL
3 65 (18.06%) Problem-Solving
4 44 (12.22%) Project Management
5 35 (9.72%) Disaster Recovery
6 33 (9.17%) Architectural Design
7 31 (8.61%) Migration
7 31 (8.61%) Patch Management
8 30 (8.33%) Change Management
8 30 (8.33%) Project Delivery
9 26 (7.22%) Data Protection
10 25 (6.94%) Computer Science
10 25 (6.94%) DevOps
10 25 (6.94%) Technical Architecture
11 24 (6.67%) Business Analysis
11 24 (6.67%) Data Integration
11 24 (6.67%) Data Security
11 24 (6.67%) Enterprise Modelling
11 24 (6.67%) Line Management
11 24 (6.67%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 63 (17.50%) SQL
2 57 (15.83%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.50%) Python
4 4 (1.11%) Java
5 3 (0.83%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.83%) C++
5 3 (0.83%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.28%) JCL
6 1 (0.28%) PHP
6 1 (0.28%) R
6 1 (0.28%) Scala
6 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (11.94%) Degree
3 31 (8.61%) MCSA
4 29 (8.06%) MCSE
5 28 (7.78%) CCNA
5 28 (7.78%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (6.11%) Security Cleared
7 16 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 14 (3.89%) CCNP
9 12 (3.33%) CCA
9 12 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
9 12 (3.33%) DV Cleared
10 10 (2.78%) SC Cleared
11 7 (1.94%) CCDA
12 5 (1.39%) MCP
13 3 (0.83%) CCENT
14 2 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 1 (0.28%) CEH
15 1 (0.28%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.56%) SLA
2 10 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.28%) GDPR
4 1 (0.28%) MiFID
4 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 210 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 199 (55.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (31.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 94 (26.11%) Hyper-V
5 35 (9.72%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (8.33%) XenApp
7 29 (8.06%) XenDesktop
8 24 (6.67%) vSphere
9 12 (3.33%) Firmware
10 9 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (2.50%) VMware NSX
11 7 (1.94%) Terminal Services
12 6 (1.67%) Docker
13 3 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 83 (23.06%) SCCM
2 32 (8.89%) WSUS
3 22 (6.11%) SCOM
4 18 (5.00%) Puppet
5 17 (4.72%) Backup Exec
6 16 (4.44%) NetBackup
7 11 (3.06%) vCenter Server
8 9 (2.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 9 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (2.22%) Packer
9 8 (2.22%) Terraform
10 7 (1.94%) Ansible
11 4 (1.11%) Kubernetes
11 4 (1.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 4 (1.11%) vMotion
11 4 (1.11%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.56%) Tivoli
13 1 (0.28%) SCOrch
13 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 199 (55.28%) VMware
2 149 (41.39%) Microsoft
3 68 (18.89%) Cisco
4 62 (17.22%) Citrix
5 30 (8.33%) HP
6 28 (7.78%) Veeam
7 25 (6.94%) Dell
8 24 (6.67%) Oracle
9 19 (5.28%) Qualys
10 18 (5.00%) NetApp
11 13 (3.61%) Meraki
11 13 (3.61%) SolarWinds
11 13 (3.61%) Symantec
12 12 (3.33%) 3PAR
13 11 (3.06%) Huawei
13 11 (3.06%) ServiceNow
14 9 (2.50%) Ivanti
14 9 (2.50%) Remedy
15 8 (2.22%) PlateSpin
15 8 (2.22%) Veritas