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 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 708 681 748
Rank change year-on-year -27 +67  
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 157 274 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.26% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 1.48% 2.12% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 131 238 186
Median salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,764 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £39,000 £37,250
% change year-on-year -2.56% +4.69%  

Virtual Servers is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 10594 12895 13662
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.32% 12.43% 12.34%
Number of salaries quoted 8932 10895 11193
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.19%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Virtual Servers
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Virtual Servers as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Virtual Servers in the UK

Virtual Servers
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -15 144 £45,000 +7.63% 21
London +24 54 £55,000 +22.22% 5
South East +62 37 £37,858 +0.95% 3
East of England +18 18 £45,625 +47.17% 2
West Midlands +13 17 £45,750 +1.66% 3
Norfolk - 12 £53,125 - 1
Berkshire +37 9 £37,000 -1.33% 2
Scotland +20 9 £38,000 -36.66% 1
City of London +33 8 £62,500 +38.88% 2
Birmingham +5 8 £45,750 +1.66% 3
King's Lynn - 8 £46,250 -
Surrey +50 7 £58,000 +32.57%
West Yorkshire -3 7 £36,250 -7.05% 4
Yorkshire -4 7 £36,250 -7.05% 6
Milton Keynes - 7 £37,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 7 £37,000 - 1
North West -17 6 £32,000 -20.00% 1
Kent +15 5 £38,500 +32.75%
Warwick - 5 £55,827 -
Warwickshire - 5 £55,827 -
Oxfordshire +11 4 £30,764 -31.63%
Leeds +4 4 £35,000 -10.25% 4
Oxford -3 4 £30,764 -31.63%
Cambridgeshire -7 4 £37,500 -6.25%
Cambridge -8 4 £37,500 +5.63%
Guildford - 4 £59,000 -
Inverclyde - 4 £38,000 - 1
Hampshire +14 3 £42,500 +4.29%
South West +10 3 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Edinburgh +9 3 £45,000 -25.00%

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT jobs citing Virtual Servers also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Virtual Servers.

1 219 (61.86%) VMware
1 219 (61.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 218 (61.58%) Windows
3 162 (45.76%) Microsoft
4 156 (44.07%) Active Directory
5 108 (30.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 106 (29.94%) Windows Server
7 101 (28.53%) Firewall
8 96 (27.12%) Linux
9 88 (24.86%) Hyper-V
10 86 (24.29%) Cisco
11 83 (23.45%) Citrix
11 83 (23.45%) SAN
12 78 (22.03%) SQL
13 75 (21.19%) Windows Server 2012
14 73 (20.62%) SQL Server
15 66 (18.64%) Unix
15 66 (18.64%) ITIL
16 65 (18.36%) Windows Server 2008
17 61 (17.23%) MS Exchange
18 58 (16.38%) Microsoft Azure
18 58 (16.38%) Office 365
19 56 (15.82%) WAN
19 56 (15.82%) Amazon AWS
20 55 (15.54%) Data Centre
21 54 (15.25%) IIS
21 54 (15.25%) Microsoft Office
21 54 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
22 52 (14.69%) LAN
23 51 (14.41%) Finance

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 61 (17.23%) MS Exchange
2 54 (15.25%) IIS
3 38 (10.73%) Apache
4 33 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (7.34%) SharePoint
6 21 (5.93%) Tomcat
7 16 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (3.95%) Alfresco
9 13 (3.67%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (3.67%) Skype for Business
10 7 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (1.98%) IBM Domino
11 5 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.41%) SAS
12 3 (0.85%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.28%) nginx
14 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 54 (15.25%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.56%) InDesign
3 2 (0.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) OpenText MBPM
1 3 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.85%) Visualfiles
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.28%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 58 (16.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 58 (16.38%) Office 365
2 56 (15.82%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (4.52%) G Suite
4 15 (4.24%) SaaS
5 13 (3.67%) DigitalOcean
5 13 (3.67%) Linode
6 12 (3.39%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (1.98%) Amazon S3
7 7 (1.98%) IaaS
8 5 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.41%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.41%) IBM Cloud
8 5 (1.41%) PaaS
8 5 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 101 (28.53%) Firewall
2 83 (23.45%) SAN
3 56 (15.82%) WAN
4 52 (14.69%) LAN
5 41 (11.58%) DNS
6 31 (8.76%) DHCP
6 31 (8.76%) Internet
6 31 (8.76%) VoIP
7 30 (8.47%) TCP/IP
8 27 (7.63%) VPN
9 19 (5.37%) NAS
9 19 (5.37%) VLAN
10 18 (5.08%) IP Telephony
11 14 (3.95%) NetScaler
12 13 (3.67%) Wireless
13 10 (2.82%) ISDN
13 10 (2.82%) SNMP
14 8 (2.26%) IPsec
14 8 (2.26%) SSL
14 8 (2.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (20.62%) SQL Server
2 50 (14.12%) MySQL
3 17 (4.80%) Oracle Database
4 16 (4.52%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (3.95%) NoSQL
5 14 (3.95%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.85%) IDOL
9 2 (0.56%) MS Access
9 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.28%) Power BI
10 1 (0.28%) Redis
10 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 16 (4.52%) Subversion
2 15 (4.24%) Git (software)
3 14 (3.95%) JIRA
4 13 (3.67%) Vagrant
5 11 (3.11%) git-flow
6 3 (0.85%) MSI
7 2 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.56%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.28%) Bower
8 1 (0.28%) Codeception
8 1 (0.28%) gulp
8 1 (0.28%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.28%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.28%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
General
1 51 (14.41%) Finance
2 19 (5.37%) Retail
3 14 (3.95%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.26%) Banking
5 7 (1.98%) Back Office
5 7 (1.98%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.13%) Advertising
7 3 (0.85%) Automotive
7 3 (0.85%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.85%) Publishing
8 2 (0.56%) Legal
9 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 57 (16.10%) Analyst
2 48 (13.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 47 (13.28%) Administrator
4 31 (8.76%) Systems Administrator
4 31 (8.76%) Systems Engineer
5 27 (7.63%) Architect
5 27 (7.63%) Support Engineer
6 25 (7.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 25 (7.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 25 (7.06%) Unix Engineer
7 22 (6.21%) IT Engineer
8 18 (5.08%) Infrastructure Manager
9 17 (4.80%) Developer
9 17 (4.80%) PHP Developer
9 17 (4.80%) Senior Analyst
9 17 (4.80%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 17 (4.80%) Service Analyst
10 16 (4.52%) IT Support
10 16 (4.52%) Support Analyst
11 15 (4.24%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.65%) .NET
2 17 (4.80%) Web Services
3 13 (3.67%) Lucene
3 13 (3.67%) RabbitMQ
3 13 (3.67%) Symfony
4 8 (2.26%) HTML
5 7 (1.98%) Regular Expression
6 5 (1.41%) CSS
6 5 (1.41%) LAMP
7 4 (1.13%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.13%) Laravel
8 3 (0.85%) 802.1X
8 3 (0.85%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.85%) XML
8 3 (0.85%) XSLT
9 2 (0.56%) Ajax
9 2 (0.56%) jQuery
9 2 (0.56%) JSON
9 2 (0.56%) React
9 2 (0.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 55 (15.54%) Data Centre
2 24 (6.78%) Management Information System
3 23 (6.50%) EMC VNX
4 14 (3.95%) Linked Data
5 10 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.54%) Fat Client
6 9 (2.54%) Smartphone
6 9 (2.54%) Thin Client
7 7 (1.98%) Replication
8 6 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.41%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.41%) Fintech
10 4 (1.13%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.13%) User Experience
10 4 (1.13%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 3 (0.85%) Clustering
11 3 (0.85%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.85%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 218 (61.58%) Windows
2 106 (29.94%) Windows Server
3 96 (27.12%) Linux
4 75 (21.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 66 (18.64%) Unix
6 65 (18.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 49 (13.84%) Windows 7
8 26 (7.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (6.78%) Debian
10 20 (5.65%) Windows 10
10 20 (5.65%) Windows 8
11 18 (5.08%) AIX
11 18 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (4.80%) Ubuntu
13 15 (4.24%) CentOS
14 14 (3.95%) Mac OS X
14 14 (3.95%) NetWare
14 14 (3.95%) SUSE
15 9 (2.54%) Solaris
16 5 (1.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (18.64%) ITIL
2 49 (13.84%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (11.02%) Disaster Recovery
4 31 (8.76%) Business Continuity
4 31 (8.76%) PRINCE2
5 30 (8.47%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 28 (7.91%) Change Control
7 27 (7.63%) Patch Management
8 26 (7.34%) Capacity Planning
9 25 (7.06%) High Availability
10 22 (6.21%) Change Management
11 21 (5.93%) Mentoring
11 21 (5.93%) Project Management
11 21 (5.93%) Software Engineering
12 20 (5.65%) DevOps
13 19 (5.37%) Document Management
14 18 (5.08%) Asset Management
14 18 (5.08%) Presales
14 18 (5.08%) Service Delivery
15 17 (4.80%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 78 (22.03%) SQL
2 21 (5.93%) PHP
3 20 (5.65%) PowerShell
4 13 (3.67%) C
4 13 (3.67%) Java
4 13 (3.67%) PHP 5
5 11 (3.11%) C#
6 7 (1.98%) Bash Shell
6 7 (1.98%) Python
7 6 (1.69%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.85%) Perl
8 3 (0.85%) Ruby
8 3 (0.85%) VBScript
8 3 (0.85%) XPath
9 2 (0.56%) C++
9 2 (0.56%) Korn
9 2 (0.56%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.28%) ES6
10 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 54 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (9.32%) MCSE
3 31 (8.76%) MCSA
4 23 (6.50%) MCP
5 21 (5.93%) Degree
6 19 (5.37%) CCNA
6 19 (5.37%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (4.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (3.39%) Security Cleared
9 11 (3.11%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (2.82%) CompTIA Security+
10 10 (2.82%) Security+ Certification
11 8 (2.26%) DV Cleared
12 6 (1.69%) HND
12 6 (1.69%) MCITP
13 5 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (1.13%) DBS Check
15 3 (0.85%) CISMP
15 3 (0.85%) Postgraduate
15 3 (0.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.67%) SLA
2 5 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.41%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.41%) QA
3 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 219 (61.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 156 (44.07%) Active Directory
3 108 (30.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 88 (24.86%) Hyper-V
5 43 (12.15%) XenApp
6 38 (10.73%) vSphere
7 26 (7.34%) VMware ESX
8 25 (7.06%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (5.08%) XenDesktop
10 13 (3.67%) Docker
10 13 (3.67%) LXC
11 12 (3.39%) VMware Server
12 11 (3.11%) Terminal Server
13 7 (1.98%) iptables
13 7 (1.98%) KVM
13 7 (1.98%) pfSense
14 6 (1.69%) Forefront TMG
14 6 (1.69%) ISA Server
14 6 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (1.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 27 (7.63%) SCCM
2 16 (4.52%) EMC VPLEX
3 15 (4.24%) Nagios
4 14 (3.95%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 14 (3.95%) Simpana
5 12 (3.39%) vCenter Server
6 10 (2.82%) SCOM
7 9 (2.54%) Backup Exec
7 9 (2.54%) XenMobile
8 5 (1.41%) BMC PATROL
8 5 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (1.41%) Cisco UCCX
8 5 (1.41%) EMC Navisphere
8 5 (1.41%) Puppet
9 4 (1.13%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.85%) WMI
11 2 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 219 (61.86%) VMware
2 162 (45.76%) Microsoft
3 86 (24.29%) Cisco
4 83 (23.45%) Citrix
5 48 (13.56%) Oracle
6 45 (12.71%) Red Hat
7 40 (11.30%) EMC
8 39 (11.02%) HP
9 25 (7.06%) SolarWinds
10 20 (5.65%) Dell
10 20 (5.65%) IBM
10 20 (5.65%) NetApp
11 18 (5.08%) LANDesk
12 17 (4.80%) Google
13 16 (4.52%) Mitel
14 15 (4.24%) CommVault
15 14 (3.95%) Apple
15 14 (3.95%) Novell
16 12 (3.39%) Draytek
17 11 (3.11%) CheckPoint
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Company Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Itecco
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marks Sattin
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: Market Salary + Car + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Car or Allowance + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Manchester Metropolitan University
Salary: From £40,523 to £46,924 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hessle, North Humberside
Select Legal Systems
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Inverclyde
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £36000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Bristol
g2 Recruitment
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Norwich
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Leeds
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Berkshire
itecopeople
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago