Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 752 654 766
Rank change year-on-year -98 +112 +120
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 204 195 376
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 1.05% 1.39% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 163 160 328
10th Percentile £23,600 £29,000 £29,179
25th Percentile £34,567 £31,963 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -1.18% - -
75th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £54,813
90th Percentile £80,000 £63,750 £67,950
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.60% -3.75% +0.17%

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 19,353 14,028 24,219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.33% 17.51% 16.79%
Number of salaries quoted 14,125 11,584 20,059
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%

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 25 June 2021.

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 25 June 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 -98 178 £42,500 - 43
UK excluding London -64 135 £37,500 -2.60% 35
London -58 63 £62,500 +4.17% 12
South East -24 34 £58,750 +46.88% 6
North of England -46 26 £36,089 -5.65% 10
Midlands -57 24 £37,500 -20.21% 7
Scotland -36 21 £36,500 +17.74% 4
Work from Home -210 19 £40,000 -36.00% 6
East of England -22 18 £37,500 +25.00% 4
East Midlands -14 16 £35,000 -30.00% 3
North West -29 12 £35,352 -35.72% 4
South West -64 11 £42,500 +15.65% 4
Yorkshire -40 9 £47,500 +25.00% 5
West Midlands -78 8 £40,000 -14.89% 4
North East -13 5 £42,500 +10.39% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 131 (64.22%) Windows
2 129 (63.24%) VMware
2 129 (63.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (57.35%) Microsoft
4 102 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 100 (49.02%) Active Directory
6 74 (36.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 71 (34.80%) Azure
8 70 (34.31%) Linux
9 61 (29.90%) Microsoft 365
10 59 (28.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 51 (25.00%) Firewall
12 46 (22.55%) DNS
12 46 (22.55%) Cisco
13 44 (21.57%) Finance
13 44 (21.57%) AWS
14 41 (20.10%) Hyper-V
15 38 (18.63%) MS Exchange
16 37 (18.14%) PowerShell
17 35 (17.16%) WAN
18 34 (16.67%) Citrix
19 33 (16.18%) TCP/IP
19 33 (16.18%) ITIL
20 32 (15.69%) LAN
20 32 (15.69%) Social Skills
21 31 (15.20%) Problem-Solving
21 31 (15.20%) DHCP
21 31 (15.20%) Windows Server 2012
22 30 (14.71%) SAN
22 30 (14.71%) Banking

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 38 (18.63%) MS Exchange
2 19 (9.31%) Exchange Server 2010
2 19 (9.31%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 11 (5.39%) Apache
5 10 (4.90%) IIS
6 4 (1.96%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.96%) GemFire
6 4 (1.96%) nginx
6 4 (1.96%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.98%) JBoss
8 2 (0.98%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.49%) CMS
9 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.47%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (1.47%) Sage 200
1 3 (1.47%) Workfront
2 2 (0.98%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 71 (34.80%) Azure
2 61 (29.90%) Microsoft 365
3 44 (21.57%) AWS
4 12 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (5.39%) GitHub
6 10 (4.90%) OpenShift
7 9 (4.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (2.94%) Google Play
9 4 (1.96%) IaaS
9 4 (1.96%) Route 53
9 4 (1.96%) Serverless
10 2 (0.98%) Cloudflare
10 2 (0.98%) GCP
10 2 (0.98%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.98%) Google Tag Manager
10 2 (0.98%) NuGet
10 2 (0.98%) SaaS
11 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.49%) Cohesity
11 1 (0.49%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 51 (25.00%) Firewall
2 46 (22.55%) DNS
3 35 (17.16%) WAN
4 33 (16.18%) TCP/IP
5 32 (15.69%) LAN
6 31 (15.20%) DHCP
7 30 (14.71%) SAN
8 28 (13.73%) VPN
9 15 (7.35%) NAS
10 14 (6.86%) SSL
11 11 (5.39%) VoIP
12 9 (4.41%) Network Security
13 8 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (3.92%) Wireless
14 6 (2.94%) IPv4
14 6 (2.94%) IPv6
14 6 (2.94%) tcpdump
14 6 (2.94%) VLAN
15 5 (2.45%) Internet
15 5 (2.45%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.75%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.96%) HBase
3 4 (1.96%) MariaDB
3 4 (1.96%) MySQL
3 4 (1.96%) Redis
4 3 (1.47%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.47%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.98%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.49%) MarkLogic
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (6.37%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.41%) Bitbucket
3 8 (3.92%) GitLab
3 8 (3.92%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.43%) Eclipse
5 4 (1.96%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.96%) Cypress.io
5 4 (1.96%) Gradle
5 4 (1.96%) IntelliJ
5 4 (1.96%) JUnit
5 4 (1.96%) Mockito
5 4 (1.96%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (1.96%) Protractor
5 4 (1.96%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (1.96%) Storybook
6 3 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.49%) JIRA
7 1 (0.49%) TeamCity
General
1 44 (21.57%) Finance
2 32 (15.69%) Social Skills
3 30 (14.71%) Banking
4 18 (8.82%) Telecoms
5 12 (5.88%) Organisational Skills
6 9 (4.41%) Law
7 8 (3.92%) Marketing
8 7 (3.43%) Manufacturing
9 5 (2.45%) Local Government
10 4 (1.96%) Public Sector
11 3 (1.47%) Back Office
11 3 (1.47%) Electronics
12 2 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
13 1 (0.49%) Documentation Skills
13 1 (0.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (13.73%) Server Engineer
3 26 (12.75%) Support Engineer
4 23 (11.27%) IT Engineer
5 20 (9.80%) Windows Engineer
6 19 (9.31%) VMware Engineer
7 16 (7.84%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (7.84%) IT Support
8 14 (6.86%) Cloud Engineer
9 13 (6.37%) Analyst
9 13 (6.37%) Systems Engineer
9 13 (6.37%) Windows Server Engineer
10 12 (5.88%) Senior Windows Engineer
11 11 (5.39%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (5.39%) Senior Server Engineer
11 11 (5.39%) VMware Specialist
12 10 (4.90%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
12 10 (4.90%) Senior Server Specialist
12 10 (4.90%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
12 10 (4.90%) Windows Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.37%) LDAP
2 7 (3.43%) .NET
2 7 (3.43%) CSS
3 6 (2.94%) JSON
4 5 (2.45%) Node.js
4 5 (2.45%) Play Framework
4 5 (2.45%) React
5 4 (1.96%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.96%) Express
5 4 (1.96%) HTML
5 4 (1.96%) Kafka
5 4 (1.96%) Redux
5 4 (1.96%) RESTful
5 4 (1.96%) Spark Streaming
5 4 (1.96%) Spring
5 4 (1.96%) Tailwind CSS
5 4 (1.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (1.96%) Web Services
5 4 (1.96%) WireMock
6 2 (0.98%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.25%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.39%) Public Cloud
3 10 (4.90%) Hedge funds
4 8 (3.92%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.43%) EMC VNX
5 7 (3.43%) iPhone
6 6 (2.94%) Private Cloud
6 6 (2.94%) Smartphone
7 5 (2.45%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.96%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.47%) Replication
10 2 (0.98%) Clustering
10 2 (0.98%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.49%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.49%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.49%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.49%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 131 (64.22%) Windows
2 102 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 70 (34.31%) Linux
4 31 (15.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (13.24%) Windows 10
6 25 (12.25%) Windows Server 2016
7 23 (11.27%) Windows Server 2019
8 17 (8.33%) Unix
9 13 (6.37%) Android
10 12 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (3.92%) VMS
12 7 (3.43%) CentOS
12 7 (3.43%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (2.94%) Windows 7
14 5 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (1.47%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (28.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 33 (16.18%) ITIL
3 31 (15.20%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (11.27%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (11.27%) Service Management
5 18 (8.82%) Migration
6 17 (8.33%) DevOps
7 14 (6.86%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (6.86%) Load Balancing
8 13 (6.37%) Analytics
8 13 (6.37%) Requirements Gathering
9 12 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
9 12 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (5.88%) Security Patching
10 11 (5.39%) Converged Infrastructure
10 11 (5.39%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 11 (5.39%) ITSM
10 11 (5.39%) Project Delivery
11 10 (4.90%) Network Virtualisation
11 10 (4.90%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (18.14%) PowerShell
2 18 (8.82%) SQL
3 16 (7.84%) Python
4 13 (6.37%) Java
5 12 (5.88%) Shell Script
6 9 (4.41%) Groovy
7 6 (2.94%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.47%) Go
8 3 (1.47%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.98%) C
9 2 (0.98%) C#
9 2 (0.98%) PHP
9 2 (0.98%) VB
9 2 (0.98%) VBScript
10 1 (0.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (8.33%) Degree
3 17 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 15 (7.35%) AWS Certification
4 15 (7.35%) CCNP
5 10 (4.90%) MCSA
6 9 (4.41%) TOGAF Certification
7 8 (3.92%) MCSE
8 7 (3.43%) SC Cleared
8 7 (3.43%) Security Cleared
9 5 (2.45%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.96%) OCP
10 4 (1.96%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (1.47%) CCNA
11 3 (1.47%) MCP
11 3 (1.47%) VCP6
12 2 (0.98%) MCITP
13 1 (0.49%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.82%) SLA
2 6 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.45%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (2.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (0.98%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 129 (63.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 100 (49.02%) Active Directory
3 74 (36.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 41 (20.10%) Hyper-V
5 27 (13.24%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (10.29%) vSphere
7 20 (9.80%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (8.33%) XenDesktop
9 16 (7.84%) XenApp
10 15 (7.35%) VMware NSX
11 11 (5.39%) Docker
12 8 (3.92%) VMware Server
13 5 (2.45%) Firmware
14 4 (1.96%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 4 (1.96%) HDFS
15 2 (0.98%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
16 1 (0.49%) NFS
Systems Management
1 29 (14.22%) Ansible
2 27 (13.24%) Kubernetes
3 20 (9.80%) SCCM
4 19 (9.31%) SCOM
5 13 (6.37%) vRealize
6 12 (5.88%) Terraform
7 11 (5.39%) HAProxy
7 11 (5.39%) Microsoft Intune
8 9 (4.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 8 (3.92%) Nagios
9 8 (3.92%) Puppet
9 8 (3.92%) vCenter Server
10 7 (3.43%) BladeLogic
10 7 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (2.94%) PaperCut
12 4 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (1.96%) Nmap
12 4 (1.96%) OpenNMS
13 3 (1.47%) EnCase
13 3 (1.47%) FTK
Vendors
1 129 (63.24%) VMware
2 117 (57.35%) Microsoft
3 46 (22.55%) Cisco
4 34 (16.67%) Citrix
5 28 (13.73%) Veeam
6 27 (13.24%) Dell
6 27 (13.24%) Red Hat
7 24 (11.76%) Oracle
8 15 (7.35%) F5
9 13 (6.37%) BMC
10 12 (5.88%) IBM
11 11 (5.39%) Infoblox
11 11 (5.39%) NetApp
12 10 (4.90%) 3PAR
12 10 (4.90%) Avaya
12 10 (4.90%) EMC
12 10 (4.90%) Google
13 9 (4.41%) Sophos
14 7 (3.43%) Blue Coat
14 7 (3.43%) HP