Period
to 19 December 2018

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 19 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 780 821 725
Rank change year-on-year +41 -96 +90
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 367 400 537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.22% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 1.51% 1.73% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 264 322 458
UK median annual salary £43,875 £40,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.69% -9.09% +3.53%
10th Percentile £21,250 £26,375 £28,500
90th Percentile £70,875 £63,750 £72,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% -

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 24,298 23,183 22,862
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.31% 12.97% 12.35%
Number of salaries quoted 19,763 19,307 19,105
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -

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 19 December 2018.

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 19 December 2018. 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 +34 356 £43,125 +7.81% 61
UK excluding London +16 221 £35,000 -6.67% 37
London +39 141 £50,000 +11.11% 26
North of England +72 89 £28,500 -18.57% 13
South East +13 74 £50,000 +33.33% 10
North West +60 58 £22,500 -45.45% 6
Midlands +12 35 £32,117 +9.80% 6
Yorkshire +42 31 £35,000 - 6
East Midlands +28 19 £22,500 - 2
East of England +1 19 £22,400 -50.22% 3
West Midlands +2 16 £32,500 +4.84% 4
South West +17 10 £41,000 +32.26% 3
Scotland -6 4 £45,750 +17.31% 2
Wales +6 1 £27,500 -15.38%
Northern Ireland - 1 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, 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.

1 229 (62.40%) VMware
1 229 (62.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 213 (58.04%) Windows
3 196 (53.41%) Active Directory
4 147 (40.05%) Windows Server
5 136 (37.06%) Microsoft
6 108 (29.43%) Firewall
7 99 (26.98%) SAN
8 96 (26.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 91 (24.80%) ITIL
10 88 (23.98%) Windows Server 2012
11 86 (23.43%) Linux
12 78 (21.25%) Office 365
13 70 (19.07%) Microsoft Azure
14 65 (17.71%) LAN
15 63 (17.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 61 (16.62%) Data Centre
17 59 (16.08%) DNS
18 56 (15.26%) PowerShell
18 56 (15.26%) SCCM
19 55 (14.99%) Change Management
20 53 (14.44%) TCP/IP
20 53 (14.44%) SharePoint
21 52 (14.17%) vSphere
22 51 (13.90%) Microsoft Office
23 50 (13.62%) SQL
23 50 (13.62%) WAN
24 49 (13.35%) Hyper-V
25 48 (13.08%) DevOps
25 48 (13.08%) DHCP

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 53 (14.44%) SharePoint
2 46 (12.53%) MS Exchange
3 22 (5.99%) Skype for Business
4 14 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (3.81%) IBM Notes
4 14 (3.81%) IIS
5 13 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (2.72%) Confluence
7 9 (2.45%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (2.18%) Apache
9 5 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.09%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.82%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.54%) nginx
12 2 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.27%) Site Server
Applications
1 51 (13.90%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.82%) AutoCAD
2 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.27%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.27%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 78 (21.25%) Office 365
2 70 (19.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (10.90%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (3.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (3.27%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (2.72%) SaaS
7 8 (2.18%) OneDrive
8 6 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.63%) Amazon S3
9 5 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (1.36%) Serverless
10 4 (1.09%) G Suite
10 4 (1.09%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.82%) IaaS
11 3 (0.82%) Yammer
12 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.54%) PaaS
13 1 (0.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.27%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 108 (29.43%) Firewall
2 99 (26.98%) SAN
3 65 (17.71%) LAN
4 59 (16.08%) DNS
5 53 (14.44%) TCP/IP
6 50 (13.62%) WAN
7 48 (13.08%) DHCP
8 35 (9.54%) Wireless
9 27 (7.36%) Internet
10 22 (5.99%) VoIP
11 21 (5.72%) Skype
12 20 (5.45%) VPN
13 18 (4.90%) VLAN
14 15 (4.09%) Ethernet
15 14 (3.81%) NAS
16 13 (3.54%) iSCSI
16 13 (3.54%) SNMP
17 11 (3.00%) NetScaler
17 11 (3.00%) SSL
18 8 (2.18%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (9.81%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.45%) MySQL
3 7 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (0.82%) DB2
6 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.82%) UniData
7 2 (0.54%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.54%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (4.63%) Jenkins
2 12 (3.27%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 10 (2.72%) JIRA
4 6 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.82%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.54%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.54%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 44 (11.99%) Finance
2 26 (7.08%) Banking
3 19 (5.18%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.18%) Retail
5 7 (1.91%) Advertising
5 7 (1.91%) Law
5 7 (1.91%) Legal
6 4 (1.09%) Back Office
6 4 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.82%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.82%) Marketing
8 1 (0.27%) Electronics
8 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.27%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (16.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 48 (13.08%) IT Support
3 46 (12.53%) Administrator
4 41 (11.17%) Systems Administrator
5 40 (10.90%) Architect
6 34 (9.26%) Analyst
7 28 (7.63%) IT Support Technician
7 28 (7.63%) IT Technician
7 28 (7.63%) Server Support
7 28 (7.63%) Support Technician
8 27 (7.36%) IT Engineer
8 27 (7.36%) SAN Support
8 27 (7.36%) Server Support Technician
8 27 (7.36%) Server Technician
9 24 (6.54%) Infrastructure Architect
10 23 (6.27%) Systems Engineer
11 20 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
11 20 (5.45%) Support Engineer
12 18 (4.90%) Service Analyst
12 18 (4.90%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.72%) XML
2 8 (2.18%) XML Messaging
3 4 (1.09%) .NET
3 4 (1.09%) Node.js
3 4 (1.09%) WinForms
4 3 (0.82%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (0.82%) Hibernate
4 3 (0.82%) Kafka
4 3 (0.82%) LAMP
4 3 (0.82%) Middleware
4 3 (0.82%) Spring
5 2 (0.54%) HTML
5 2 (0.54%) JSON
5 2 (0.54%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.27%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 61 (16.62%) Data Centre
2 33 (8.99%) Management Information System
3 25 (6.81%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (6.54%) Replication
5 19 (5.18%) Clustering
6 17 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (3.81%) Blackberry
7 14 (3.81%) Client/Server
8 9 (2.45%) Hedge funds
8 9 (2.45%) Public Cloud
9 8 (2.18%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.63%) e-Learning
11 5 (1.36%) Fintech
11 5 (1.36%) IVR
11 5 (1.36%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.09%) EMC VNX
12 4 (1.09%) EPoS
12 4 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (1.09%) SWIFT
13 3 (0.82%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 213 (58.04%) Windows
2 147 (40.05%) Windows Server
3 88 (23.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 86 (23.43%) Linux
5 32 (8.72%) Windows 7
5 32 (8.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (5.72%) Windows 10
7 18 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (3.81%) Apple iOS
9 9 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.63%) Unix
11 5 (1.36%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (1.09%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.82%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.54%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.54%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.27%) Android
15 1 (0.27%) CentOS
15 1 (0.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (24.80%) ITIL
2 63 (17.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 55 (14.99%) Change Management
4 48 (13.08%) DevOps
5 41 (11.17%) Server Management
6 31 (8.45%) Problem Management
7 28 (7.63%) Service Management
8 21 (5.72%) Incident Management
8 21 (5.72%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 20 (5.45%) ITIL V3
9 20 (5.45%) Service Delivery
9 20 (5.45%) Time Management
10 18 (4.90%) Identity Management
10 18 (4.90%) Validation
11 17 (4.63%) Knowledge Management
11 17 (4.63%) Mentoring
11 17 (4.63%) Migration
11 17 (4.63%) Performance Management
11 17 (4.63%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 56 (15.26%) PowerShell
2 50 (13.62%) SQL
3 21 (5.72%) Java
4 10 (2.72%) Python
5 9 (2.45%) VBScript
6 8 (2.18%) C#
6 8 (2.18%) VB
7 7 (1.91%) C++
7 7 (1.91%) Perl
7 7 (1.91%) Ruby
8 6 (1.63%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.09%) C
9 4 (1.09%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.82%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 37 (10.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (8.45%) MCSE
2 31 (8.45%) Network+ Certification
3 27 (7.36%) Security Cleared
4 24 (6.54%) SC Cleared
5 22 (5.99%) MCSA
6 19 (5.18%) Degree
7 15 (4.09%) MCP
8 14 (3.81%) A+ Certification
8 14 (3.81%) ACDT
8 14 (3.81%) ACHDS
8 14 (3.81%) ACTC
8 14 (3.81%) MCDST
8 14 (3.81%) MCSM
9 13 (3.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (2.18%) PMI Certification
10 8 (2.18%) PMP
11 7 (1.91%) CCNA
11 7 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.63%) SLA
2 7 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.91%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.63%) GDPR
4 3 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 229 (62.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 196 (53.41%) Active Directory
3 96 (26.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 52 (14.17%) vSphere
5 49 (13.35%) Hyper-V
6 38 (10.35%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (3.54%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (2.45%) XenApp
9 7 (1.91%) Firmware
10 6 (1.63%) Docker
11 5 (1.36%) Terminal Services
11 5 (1.36%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (1.09%) BitLocker
12 4 (1.09%) GPFS
12 4 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (1.09%) VMware NSX
12 4 (1.09%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.82%) GlusterFS
14 2 (0.54%) XenServer
15 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 56 (15.26%) SCCM
2 37 (10.08%) SCOM
3 13 (3.54%) Ansible
4 11 (3.00%) McAfee ePO
4 11 (3.00%) Puppet
5 10 (2.72%) WSUS
6 8 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (2.18%) vCenter Server
7 7 (1.91%) Backup Exec
7 7 (1.91%) vRealize
8 6 (1.63%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (1.63%) Kubernetes
8 6 (1.63%) NetBackup
8 6 (1.63%) Terraform
9 5 (1.36%) Kibana
9 5 (1.36%) Tivoli
10 4 (1.09%) EMC VPLEX
10 4 (1.09%) Nagios
10 4 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (1.09%) vMotion
Vendors
1 229 (62.40%) VMware
2 136 (37.06%) Microsoft
3 45 (12.26%) Cisco
4 40 (10.90%) Citrix
5 21 (5.72%) Fortinet
6 20 (5.45%) EMC
7 19 (5.18%) Remedy
8 18 (4.90%) Oracle
9 17 (4.63%) Google
9 17 (4.63%) Huawei
9 17 (4.63%) Palo Alto
10 16 (4.36%) Apple
10 16 (4.36%) Veeam
11 15 (4.09%) Red Hat
12 14 (3.81%) HP
12 14 (3.81%) Lotus
13 13 (3.54%) McAfee
14 11 (3.00%) Hitachi
15 10 (2.72%) CommVault
16 9 (2.45%) Juniper