Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 587 763 785
Rank change year-on-year +176 +22 +53
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 102 322 373
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 1.13% 1.37% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 80 294 248
Median annual salary £41,750 £42,500 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.76% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,525 £67,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.88%

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 9,017 23,478 24,651
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.47% 17.20% 14.98%
Number of salaries quoted 7,656 19,340 20,131
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.24% - +8.97%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +174 98 £42,500 -0.58% 25
UK excluding London +158 83 £40,000 - 22
South East +168 27 £45,000 -10.00% 4
North of England +131 20 £40,000 +14.29% 7
Midlands +83 20 £42,500 +9.68% 4
West Midlands +70 20 £42,500 - 4
London +217 18 £53,750 -17.31% 3
North East +34 11 £35,750 +4.15% 1
East of England +127 7 £30,000 +11.11% 1
Yorkshire +98 6 £40,000 +19.40% 4
Work from Home +16 6 £43,750 -16.67% 1
South West +125 5 £55,000 +29.41% 6
North West +101 3 £53,750 +19.94% 2
Wales +48 3 £37,500 +2.74%
Scotland +91 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 76 (74.51%) Windows
2 72 (70.59%) VMware
2 72 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (65.69%) Active Directory
4 64 (62.75%) Microsoft
5 50 (49.02%) DNS
6 47 (46.08%) Firewall
7 45 (44.12%) DHCP
7 45 (44.12%) Windows Server
8 43 (42.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 42 (41.18%) Office 365
10 39 (38.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 39 (38.24%) Linux
11 37 (36.27%) Hyper-V
11 37 (36.27%) Windows Server 2016
12 33 (32.35%) Azure
13 31 (30.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 30 (29.41%) ITIL
14 30 (29.41%) MS Exchange
15 25 (24.51%) VPN
15 25 (24.51%) Microsoft Office
15 25 (24.51%) VMware ESXi
16 24 (23.53%) vSphere
16 24 (23.53%) Windows 10
17 23 (22.55%) SQL
18 22 (21.57%) LAN
19 21 (20.59%) Cisco
19 21 (20.59%) Security Cleared
20 20 (19.61%) SC Cleared
20 20 (19.61%) Windows Server 2008

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 30 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 17 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 15 (14.71%) IIS
4 14 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (12.75%) SharePoint
6 9 (8.82%) Apache
7 6 (5.88%) Skype for Business
8 4 (3.92%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.98%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (24.51%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 42 (41.18%) Office 365
2 33 (32.35%) Azure
3 16 (15.69%) AWS
4 7 (6.86%) SaaS
5 5 (4.90%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (4.90%) Amazon S3
5 5 (4.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (4.90%) Route 53
6 3 (2.94%) IaaS
7 2 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.96%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.98%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (49.02%) DNS
2 47 (46.08%) Firewall
3 45 (44.12%) DHCP
4 25 (24.51%) VPN
5 22 (21.57%) LAN
6 20 (19.61%) SAN
6 20 (19.61%) TCP/IP
6 20 (19.61%) Wireless
7 18 (17.65%) WAN
8 12 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (9.80%) Remote Desktop
10 9 (8.82%) VoIP
10 9 (8.82%) VSAN
11 6 (5.88%) PBX
11 6 (5.88%) Skype
11 6 (5.88%) SSL
12 5 (4.90%) Internet
12 5 (4.90%) NAS
12 5 (4.90%) RTP
12 5 (4.90%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.82%) MySQL
2 7 (6.86%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.96%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.96%) InfluxDB
3 2 (1.96%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.96%) Redis
3 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.96%) SQLite
3 2 (1.96%) Tableau
4 1 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.98%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Subversion
1 2 (1.96%) TeamCity
1 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (15.69%) Finance
2 5 (4.90%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.90%) Public Sector
3 4 (3.92%) Back Office
4 3 (2.94%) Games
4 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.96%) Banking
5 2 (1.96%) Electronics
6 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.98%) Law
6 1 (0.98%) Legal
6 1 (0.98%) Police
Job Titles
1 34 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (14.71%) IT Engineer
3 12 (11.76%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 11 (10.78%) Network Engineer
5 10 (9.80%) Platform Engineer
5 10 (9.80%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (8.82%) Server Engineer
7 8 (7.84%) VMware Engineer
8 7 (6.86%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (5.88%) Hyper-V Engineer
9 6 (5.88%) IT Support
9 6 (5.88%) Network Support
9 6 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
9 6 (5.88%) Server Support
9 6 (5.88%) Server Support Engineer
9 6 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (5.88%) VMware Support Engineer
9 6 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.90%) WebRTC
1 5 (4.90%) XML
1 5 (4.90%) XML Messaging
2 4 (3.92%) J2EE
3 3 (2.94%) LDAP
3 3 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (1.96%) Ajax
4 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (1.96%) Kafka
4 2 (1.96%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (1.96%) MSMQ
4 2 (1.96%) PyQt
4 2 (1.96%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (1.96%) REST
4 2 (1.96%) WCF
4 2 (1.96%) WebSockets
4 2 (1.96%) WinForms
4 2 (1.96%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.75%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.86%) Fat Client
2 7 (6.86%) Thin Client
3 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.88%) Replication
4 5 (4.90%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.92%) Clustering
6 3 (2.94%) PKI
6 3 (2.94%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.96%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.98%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.98%) Handset
8 1 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 76 (74.51%) Windows
2 45 (44.12%) Windows Server
3 39 (38.24%) Linux
4 37 (36.27%) Windows Server 2016
5 31 (30.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (23.53%) Windows 10
7 20 (19.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (12.75%) Windows 7
9 12 (11.76%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (5.88%) CentOS
11 5 (4.90%) Debian
12 4 (3.92%) Android
13 2 (1.96%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.96%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.98%) Unix
14 1 (0.98%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (38.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 30 (29.41%) ITIL
3 13 (12.75%) Project Management
3 13 (12.75%) Service Management
4 12 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (10.78%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (9.80%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (9.80%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (9.80%) Patch Management
7 9 (8.82%) IT Strategy
7 9 (8.82%) ITIL V3
8 8 (7.84%) Mobile Device Management
9 7 (6.86%) Migration
10 6 (5.88%) Configuration Management
10 6 (5.88%) DevOps
10 6 (5.88%) Mentoring
10 6 (5.88%) Project Delivery
11 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure as Code
11 5 (4.90%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (4.90%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.55%) SQL
2 16 (15.69%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.90%) Elixir
3 5 (4.90%) Ruby
3 5 (4.90%) TypeScript
4 4 (3.92%) PHP
5 2 (1.96%) C
5 2 (1.96%) C#
5 2 (1.96%) C++
5 2 (1.96%) Embedded C
5 2 (1.96%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.96%) Python
6 1 (0.98%) VB
6 1 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 20 (19.61%) SC Cleared
3 12 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (10.78%) Degree
4 11 (10.78%) MCSE
5 8 (7.84%) MCSA
6 7 (6.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (4.90%) MCP
8 4 (3.92%) RHCE
8 4 (3.92%) VCP6
9 2 (1.96%) CCNP
9 2 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.98%) CCA
10 1 (0.98%) CEH
10 1 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.98%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.98%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.80%) SLA
2 9 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (4.90%) ISO 9001
4 4 (3.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (65.69%) Active Directory
3 43 (42.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 37 (36.27%) Hyper-V
5 25 (24.51%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (23.53%) vSphere
7 10 (9.80%) VMware NSX
8 7 (6.86%) Terminal Services
8 7 (6.86%) VMware Server
9 6 (5.88%) XenApp
10 5 (4.90%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (3.92%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 4 (3.92%) Firmware
12 2 (1.96%) Terminal Server
12 2 (1.96%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.98%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.98%) Docker
13 1 (0.98%) KVM
13 1 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.98%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (13.73%) SCCM
2 13 (12.75%) WSUS
3 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 6 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (4.90%) Kubernetes
4 5 (4.90%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.90%) Terraform
5 4 (3.92%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (3.92%) Icinga
5 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (2.94%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.94%) vRealize
7 2 (1.96%) Ansible
7 2 (1.96%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.96%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.96%) SCOM
8 1 (0.98%) Nessus
8 1 (0.98%) SnapMirror
8 1 (0.98%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 72 (70.59%) VMware
2 64 (62.75%) Microsoft
3 21 (20.59%) Cisco
4 18 (17.65%) Citrix
5 13 (12.75%) Red Hat
6 11 (10.78%) Dell
7 10 (9.80%) Palo Alto
8 9 (8.82%) Symantec
9 6 (5.88%) Adobe
9 6 (5.88%) Polycom
9 6 (5.88%) Sophos
9 6 (5.88%) Veeam
10 4 (3.92%) Apple
10 4 (3.92%) Bloomberg
10 4 (3.92%) ConnectWise
10 4 (3.92%) Fortinet
10 4 (3.92%) IronPort
10 4 (3.92%) McAfee
10 4 (3.92%) Meraki
10 4 (3.92%) NetApp