Period
to 28 September 2021

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 28 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 816 583 730
Rank change year-on-year -233 +147 +97
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 217 106 364
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 0.98% 1.19% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 192 84 313
10th Percentile £22,000 £29,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £41,750 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -10.18% -1.76% +4.94%
75th Percentile £52,625 £51,000 £53,750
90th Percentile £67,375 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +1.33%

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 22,244 8,942 24,172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.08% 18.61% 17.33%
Number of salaries quoted 15,408 7,637 20,084
10th Percentile £28,750 £31,250 £25,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £77,313 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

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 28 September 2021.

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 28 September 2021. 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 -220 194 £37,500 -11.76% 47
UK excluding London -164 153 £36,000 -10.00% 34
London -214 56 £60,000 +11.63% 16
South East -148 39 £36,000 -20.00% 6
North of England -113 37 £36,089 -9.78% 10
Midlands -119 29 £35,000 -17.65% 7
Work from Home -247 26 £39,000 -10.86% 3
North West -75 18 £35,352 -45.61% 4
East of England -84 18 £37,500 +25.00% 5
East Midlands - 17 £35,000 - 2
Yorkshire -88 15 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Scotland - 14 £32,500 - 3
South West -100 13 £25,750 -53.18% 3
West Midlands -113 12 £37,500 -11.76% 5
North East -40 4 £43,750 +39.09% 2
Wales -41 2 £42,500 +13.33%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 September 2021, 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.

1 163 (75.12%) Windows
2 126 (58.06%) VMware
2 126 (58.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (53.46%) Windows Server
4 108 (49.77%) Microsoft
5 103 (47.47%) Active Directory
6 93 (42.86%) Microsoft 365
7 89 (41.01%) Linux
8 73 (33.64%) Azure
9 70 (32.26%) Firewall
10 61 (28.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 54 (24.88%) Problem-Solving
12 49 (22.58%) MS Exchange
13 46 (21.20%) Data Centre
14 44 (20.28%) Hyper-V
14 44 (20.28%) Social Skills
15 43 (19.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 42 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
17 41 (18.89%) DNS
18 40 (18.43%) TCP/IP
19 36 (16.59%) VPN
19 36 (16.59%) DHCP
20 34 (15.67%) Wireless
21 33 (15.21%) AWS
21 33 (15.21%) WAN
21 33 (15.21%) SQL
21 33 (15.21%) Cisco
22 31 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
22 31 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
23 30 (13.82%) PowerShell

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 49 (22.58%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.76%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.53%) IIS
4 9 (4.15%) Apache
5 6 (2.76%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (2.30%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.84%) nginx
8 3 (1.38%) CMS
9 2 (0.92%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.92%) GemFire
9 2 (0.92%) JBoss
10 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.46%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.84%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.38%) Sage 200
2 3 (1.38%) Workfront
3 2 (0.92%) Magento
4 1 (0.46%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 93 (42.86%) Microsoft 365
2 73 (33.64%) Azure
3 33 (15.21%) AWS
4 20 (9.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (8.76%) GitHub
6 7 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.84%) Route 53
8 3 (1.38%) IaaS
9 2 (0.92%) Cloudflare
9 2 (0.92%) GCP
9 2 (0.92%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.92%) Google Play
9 2 (0.92%) Google Tag Manager
9 2 (0.92%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.46%) Google Workspace
10 1 (0.46%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.46%) PaaS
10 1 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 70 (32.26%) Firewall
2 41 (18.89%) DNS
3 40 (18.43%) TCP/IP
4 36 (16.59%) DHCP
4 36 (16.59%) VPN
5 34 (15.67%) Wireless
6 33 (15.21%) WAN
7 27 (12.44%) LAN
8 24 (11.06%) SAN
9 18 (8.29%) VLAN
10 16 (7.37%) VoIP
11 13 (5.99%) SSL
12 11 (5.07%) IPv4
12 11 (5.07%) IPv6
13 10 (4.61%) NAS
13 10 (4.61%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (3.23%) tcpdump
15 6 (2.76%) Radio Access Network
15 6 (2.76%) SNMP
15 6 (2.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.52%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.15%) MarkLogic
2 9 (4.15%) NoSQL
3 7 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.30%) MySQL
4 5 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.84%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.84%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.92%) HBase
6 2 (0.92%) MariaDB
6 2 (0.92%) Redis
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (8.76%) Git (software)
2 17 (7.83%) GitLab
3 11 (5.07%) Jenkins
4 9 (4.15%) TeamCity
5 7 (3.23%) Bitbucket
5 7 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (2.30%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.84%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.92%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.92%) Cypress.io
9 2 (0.92%) Gradle
9 2 (0.92%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.92%) JUnit
9 2 (0.92%) Mockito
9 2 (0.92%) Protractor
9 2 (0.92%) Storybook
General
1 44 (20.28%) Social Skills
2 27 (12.44%) Finance
3 12 (5.53%) Banking
4 11 (5.07%) Manufacturing
5 10 (4.61%) Marketing
6 9 (4.15%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 9 (4.15%) Public Sector
6 9 (4.15%) Telecoms
7 8 (3.69%) Local Government
8 7 (3.23%) Law
9 6 (2.76%) Organisational Skills
10 4 (1.84%) Electronics
11 3 (1.38%) Back Office
12 2 (0.92%) Retail
13 1 (0.46%) Advertising
13 1 (0.46%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 50 (23.04%) Support Engineer
2 48 (22.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 34 (15.67%) IT Engineer
4 20 (9.22%) IT Support
4 20 (9.22%) Systems Engineer
5 18 (8.29%) IT Technician
6 17 (7.83%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (6.91%) Network Engineer
8 13 (5.99%) Systems Support
9 11 (5.07%) Infrastructure Support
9 11 (5.07%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 11 (5.07%) IT Support Engineer
9 11 (5.07%) Server Engineer
9 11 (5.07%) Windows Engineer
10 10 (4.61%) Administrator
10 10 (4.61%) Cloud Engineer
10 10 (4.61%) Senior Support Engineer
10 10 (4.61%) Systems Support Engineer
11 9 (4.15%) Network Support
11 9 (4.15%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.53%) Web Services
2 5 (2.30%) Play Framework
3 4 (1.84%) .NET
3 4 (1.84%) CSS
4 3 (1.38%) HTML
4 3 (1.38%) JSON
4 3 (1.38%) React
5 2 (0.92%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.92%) Express
5 2 (0.92%) Kafka
5 2 (0.92%) LDAP
5 2 (0.92%) LESS
5 2 (0.92%) Node.js
5 2 (0.92%) Redux
5 2 (0.92%) RESTful
5 2 (0.92%) Spark Streaming
5 2 (0.92%) Spring
5 2 (0.92%) Tailwind CSS
5 2 (0.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (0.92%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 46 (21.20%) Data Centre
2 17 (7.83%) Replication
3 16 (7.37%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (4.15%) Public Cloud
5 8 (3.69%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (3.23%) Driving Licence
6 7 (3.23%) iPhone
7 5 (2.30%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.84%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.38%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.38%) VLE
10 2 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.92%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.46%) Clustering
11 1 (0.46%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.46%) FMCG
11 1 (0.46%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.46%) User Experience
11 1 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 163 (75.12%) Windows
2 116 (53.46%) Windows Server
3 89 (41.01%) Linux
4 42 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (11.98%) Unix
6 23 (10.60%) Windows 10
7 21 (9.68%) Windows Server 2019
8 15 (6.91%) Windows Server 2016
9 9 (4.15%) Android
10 8 (3.69%) CentOS
11 6 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.84%) Windows 7
12 4 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (1.38%) Solaris
13 3 (1.38%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.92%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.92%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (28.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 54 (24.88%) Problem-Solving
3 31 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (13.36%) Analytics
5 24 (11.06%) Data Analytics
5 24 (11.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 24 (11.06%) ITIL
6 21 (9.68%) DevOps
7 17 (7.83%) Server Management
8 15 (6.91%) Migration
9 14 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (6.45%) Data Security
9 14 (6.45%) Infrastructure Management
9 14 (6.45%) Service Management
10 13 (5.99%) Configuration Management
10 13 (5.99%) Security Patching
10 13 (5.99%) Service Delivery
11 12 (5.53%) Change Management
11 12 (5.53%) Software Engineering
11 12 (5.53%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 33 (15.21%) SQL
2 30 (13.82%) PowerShell
3 25 (11.52%) Python
4 13 (5.99%) Bash Shell
4 13 (5.99%) Java
5 9 (4.15%) Shell Script
6 7 (3.23%) Groovy
7 3 (1.38%) Go
7 3 (1.38%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.92%) PHP
9 1 (0.46%) C
9 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (10.14%) Degree
2 13 (5.99%) DBS Check
3 12 (5.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (5.07%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (4.15%) AWS Certification
6 8 (3.69%) MCSA
7 7 (3.23%) CCNP
7 7 (3.23%) TOGAF Certification
8 5 (2.30%) Security Cleared
8 5 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.84%) CCNA
9 4 (1.84%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.38%) HND
10 3 (1.38%) MCSE
11 2 (0.92%) OCP
11 2 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.46%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.37%) Cyber Essentials
2 12 (5.53%) SLA
3 6 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.92%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.92%) NCSC
6 1 (0.46%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.46%) GDPR
6 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.46%) PMO
System Software
1 126 (58.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 103 (47.47%) Active Directory
3 44 (20.28%) Hyper-V
4 43 (19.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 24 (11.06%) vSphere
6 16 (7.37%) Docker
7 15 (6.91%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (6.91%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (5.99%) VMware Workstation
9 12 (5.53%) VMware Server
10 11 (5.07%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 9 (4.15%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (2.30%) XenDesktop
13 4 (1.84%) Firmware
13 4 (1.84%) XenApp
14 2 (0.92%) HDFS
15 1 (0.46%) NFS
15 1 (0.46%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.46%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (11.98%) Microsoft Intune
2 21 (9.68%) Kubernetes
3 19 (8.76%) Terraform
4 16 (7.37%) Ansible
4 16 (7.37%) SCCM
5 15 (6.91%) Puppet
6 6 (2.76%) Nmap
6 6 (2.76%) OpenNMS
6 6 (2.76%) vCenter Server
7 5 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.84%) Backup Exec
8 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (1.84%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.84%) SCOM
8 4 (1.84%) vRealize
9 3 (1.38%) EnCase
9 3 (1.38%) FTK
9 3 (1.38%) PowerCLI
9 3 (1.38%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 3 (1.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 126 (58.06%) VMware
2 108 (49.77%) Microsoft
3 33 (15.21%) Cisco
4 27 (12.44%) Citrix
5 21 (9.68%) Veeam
6 16 (7.37%) NetApp
7 12 (5.53%) Oracle
8 11 (5.07%) Bloomberg
8 11 (5.07%) Dell
8 11 (5.07%) Dell Compellent
9 10 (4.61%) Meraki
9 10 (4.61%) Red Hat
10 9 (4.15%) HP
10 9 (4.15%) LexisNexis
11 7 (3.23%) Google
11 7 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (2.30%) Apple
12 5 (2.30%) Avaya
12 5 (2.30%) SonicWALL
12 5 (2.30%) WatchGuard