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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 4 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 979 775 664
Rank change year-on-year -204 -111 +95
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 287 199 188
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 0.89% 1.00% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 216 160 157
10th Percentile £30,524 £23,400 £29,000
25th Percentile £36,750 £34,567 £31,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,500 £42,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.71% -1.18% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £79,375 £80,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +12.00% -3.85% -2.50%

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 32,272 19,923 13,921
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.76% 18.48% 17.63%
Number of salaries quoted 15,776 14,441 11,529
10th Percentile £28,019 £30,000 £28,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £79,000 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -165 257 £47,500 +11.76% 61
UK excluding London -135 149 £42,000 +12.00% 53
Work from Home -195 118 £53,000 +41.33% 21
London -206 94 £52,500 -16.00% 7
East of England -71 34 £45,000 +20.00% 4
South East -76 33 £43,250 -26.38% 16
North of England -82 31 £41,625 +15.34% 14
South West -19 18 £40,500 -4.71% 8
Yorkshire -47 17 £37,500 -21.05% 6
Midlands -69 17 £33,250 -11.33% 10
North West -75 14 £48,000 +35.78% 7
West Midlands -46 10 £33,250 -11.33% 3
Northern Ireland -17 9 - -
East Midlands -49 7 £35,586 +1.67% 7
Scotland -67 7 £45,000 +36.36% 1

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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 (56.79%) Microsoft
2 149 (51.92%) Active Directory
3 135 (47.04%) Windows
4 129 (44.95%) Azure
5 126 (43.90%) Microsoft 365
6 103 (35.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 103 (35.89%) VMware
7 101 (35.19%) AWS
8 96 (33.45%) Windows Server
9 94 (32.75%) Firewall
10 87 (30.31%) SQL Server
11 79 (27.53%) DevOps
12 78 (27.18%) ITIL
12 78 (27.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 78 (27.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 71 (24.74%) DNS
14 63 (21.95%) Linux
15 59 (20.56%) DHCP
15 59 (20.56%) Kubernetes
16 56 (19.51%) VPN
16 56 (19.51%) Cisco
16 56 (19.51%) Social Skills
17 52 (18.12%) PowerShell
18 51 (17.77%) Terraform
19 50 (17.42%) Agile
20 49 (17.07%) SaaS
21 46 (16.03%) Finance
21 46 (16.03%) Problem-Solving
22 45 (15.68%) Business Intelligence
22 45 (15.68%) SAN

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 44 (15.33%) IIS
2 37 (12.89%) MS Exchange
3 15 (5.23%) Apache
3 15 (5.23%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.14%) WordPress
5 8 (2.79%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.05%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 41 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.09%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.35%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.35%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 129 (44.95%) Azure
2 126 (43.90%) Microsoft 365
3 101 (35.19%) AWS
4 49 (17.07%) SaaS
5 31 (10.80%) Amazon EC2
5 31 (10.80%) Amazon ECS
6 26 (9.06%) AWS CloudFormation
7 20 (6.97%) IaaS
8 18 (6.27%) PaaS
9 17 (5.92%) Google Workspace
10 16 (5.57%) Dynamics 365
11 14 (4.88%) Azure Active Directory
12 13 (4.53%) OneDrive
13 12 (4.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 11 (3.83%) Amazon S3
15 7 (2.44%) Nutanix
16 6 (2.09%) GCP
16 6 (2.09%) GitHub
17 5 (1.74%) Mimecast
17 5 (1.74%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 94 (32.75%) Firewall
2 71 (24.74%) DNS
3 59 (20.56%) DHCP
4 56 (19.51%) VPN
5 45 (15.68%) SAN
6 33 (11.50%) WAN
7 32 (11.15%) TCP/IP
8 29 (10.10%) Wireless
9 28 (9.76%) NAS
10 25 (8.71%) VoIP
11 22 (7.67%) Wi-Fi
12 21 (7.32%) LAN
13 19 (6.62%) VLAN
14 13 (4.53%) Network Security
15 12 (4.18%) SSL
16 11 (3.83%) Internet
16 11 (3.83%) Intrusion Detection
16 11 (3.83%) Wireless Security
17 10 (3.48%) iSCSI
17 10 (3.48%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (30.31%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.53%) UniData
3 11 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (3.48%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.05%) MariaDB
5 3 (1.05%) MySQL
5 3 (1.05%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.70%) Amazon Aurora
6 2 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.35%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.35%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.35%) Power BI
7 1 (0.35%) Power Query
7 1 (0.35%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 16 (5.57%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.18%) GitLab
3 9 (3.14%) Jenkins
4 8 (2.79%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (2.09%) Bitbucket
5 6 (2.09%) Oracle APEX
5 6 (2.09%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (1.74%) GoCD
7 1 (0.35%) JIRA
7 1 (0.35%) Subversion
7 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 56 (19.51%) Social Skills
2 46 (16.03%) Finance
3 29 (10.10%) Telecoms
4 27 (9.41%) Manufacturing
5 21 (7.32%) Public Sector
6 20 (6.97%) Electronics
6 20 (6.97%) Marketing
7 19 (6.62%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 19 (6.62%) Law
8 15 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (4.18%) Banking
10 11 (3.83%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (3.48%) Aerospace
11 10 (3.48%) Military
12 9 (3.14%) Retail
13 7 (2.44%) Legal
14 5 (1.74%) Billing
14 5 (1.74%) Documentation Skills
15 3 (1.05%) Automotive
15 3 (1.05%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (21.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 36 (12.54%) Cloud Engineer
3 30 (10.45%) Administrator
4 29 (10.10%) AWS Engineer
5 27 (9.41%) Support Engineer
6 25 (8.71%) DevOps Engineer
7 23 (8.01%) Systems Administrator
8 22 (7.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 20 (6.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 19 (6.62%) IT Support
10 19 (6.62%) Systems Engineer
11 16 (5.57%) 2nd Line Support
12 15 (5.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 15 (5.23%) Analyst
12 15 (5.23%) Architect
12 15 (5.23%) AWS DevOps
13 14 (4.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 14 (4.88%) IT Engineer
14 12 (4.18%) Developer
15 11 (3.83%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (10.80%) Web Services
2 16 (5.57%) .NET
3 13 (4.53%) ASP.NET
3 13 (4.53%) jQuery
4 10 (3.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 10 (3.48%) WCF
5 9 (3.14%) AngularJS
5 9 (3.14%) Hibernate
6 6 (2.09%) Play Framework
7 4 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (1.39%) CSS
7 4 (1.39%) HTML
7 4 (1.39%) LDAP
8 3 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.05%) FFmpeg
8 3 (1.05%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.70%) Kafka
9 2 (0.70%) Middleware
10 1 (0.35%) MSMQ
10 1 (0.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.45%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.23%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.88%) Mobile App
4 13 (4.53%) Public Cloud
5 12 (4.18%) Smartphone
6 11 (3.83%) Enterprise Storage
7 9 (3.14%) Biotechnology
7 9 (3.14%) Cloud Native
7 9 (3.14%) User Experience
8 6 (2.09%) Clustering
8 6 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.74%) IoT
10 4 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.39%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.39%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.05%) Fat Client
11 3 (1.05%) Replication
11 3 (1.05%) Thin Client
11 3 (1.05%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 135 (47.04%) Windows
2 96 (33.45%) Windows Server
3 63 (21.95%) Linux
4 44 (15.33%) Windows 10
5 31 (10.80%) Windows Server 2019
6 25 (8.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (6.62%) Mac OS
8 19 (6.62%) Unix
9 16 (5.57%) Windows Server 2016
10 15 (5.23%) Android
11 12 (4.18%) Apple iOS
12 11 (3.83%) AIX
13 6 (2.09%) CentOS
14 3 (1.05%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.05%) VMS
15 1 (0.35%) Debian
15 1 (0.35%) Solaris
15 1 (0.35%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (27.53%) DevOps
2 78 (27.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 78 (27.18%) ITIL
3 50 (17.42%) Agile
4 46 (16.03%) Problem-Solving
5 45 (15.68%) Business Intelligence
6 38 (13.24%) Cybersecurity
7 36 (12.54%) Infrastructure Automation
7 36 (12.54%) Test Automation
8 33 (11.50%) IT Strategy
9 32 (11.15%) Computer Science
9 32 (11.15%) Mobile Device Management
9 32 (11.15%) Patch Management
10 30 (10.45%) Service Delivery
11 29 (10.10%) Business Continuity
11 29 (10.10%) CI/CD
12 26 (9.06%) Service Management
13 25 (8.71%) Migration
14 23 (8.01%) Change Management
14 23 (8.01%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (18.12%) PowerShell
2 33 (11.50%) SQL
3 25 (8.71%) Python
4 15 (5.23%) Java
4 15 (5.23%) JavaScript
5 14 (4.88%) Perl
6 13 (4.53%) C#
7 11 (3.83%) Bash
8 7 (2.44%) PHP
8 7 (2.44%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.09%) Groovy
10 2 (0.70%) Go
10 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.70%) VBScript
11 1 (0.35%) R
Qualifications
1 38 (13.24%) Degree
2 21 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (6.62%) CCNP
4 18 (6.27%) CCNA
5 17 (5.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (5.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (4.18%) MCSE
8 10 (3.48%) NCDA
9 8 (2.79%) Security Cleared
10 7 (2.44%) SC Cleared
11 6 (2.09%) AWS Certification
11 6 (2.09%) CISSP
11 6 (2.09%) DBS Check
11 6 (2.09%) MCSA
12 4 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.70%) CCA
14 2 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.70%) Postgraduate
15 1 (0.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.97%) SLA
2 16 (5.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (4.53%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (2.09%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 5 (1.74%) QA
6 2 (0.70%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 149 (51.92%) Active Directory
2 103 (35.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (27.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 44 (15.33%) Hyper-V
5 29 (10.10%) Docker
6 26 (9.06%) vSphere
7 11 (3.83%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (2.09%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 5 (1.74%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.74%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (1.39%) VMware NSX
10 4 (1.39%) XenApp
11 3 (1.05%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.70%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 59 (20.56%) Kubernetes
2 51 (17.77%) Terraform
3 41 (14.29%) SCCM
4 23 (8.01%) Microsoft Intune
5 21 (7.32%) WSUS
6 19 (6.62%) Ansible
7 13 (4.53%) Puppet
8 12 (4.18%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (3.48%) Jamf Pro
9 10 (3.48%) Single Sign-On
10 9 (3.14%) cPanel
10 9 (3.14%) PaperCut
11 8 (2.79%) Microsoft Clustering
12 7 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (2.09%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 5 (1.74%) SCOM
15 4 (1.39%) Failover Clustering
15 4 (1.39%) Grafana
15 4 (1.39%) Nagios
15 4 (1.39%) VxRail
Vendors
1 163 (56.79%) Microsoft
2 103 (35.89%) VMware
3 56 (19.51%) Cisco
4 28 (9.76%) Oracle
5 25 (8.71%) Citrix
6 23 (8.01%) Veeam
7 21 (7.32%) Google
8 20 (6.97%) Meraki
9 19 (6.62%) SAP
10 15 (5.23%) arcserve
11 14 (4.88%) Red Hat
12 13 (4.53%) Apple
12 13 (4.53%) Dell
13 11 (3.83%) NetApp
14 10 (3.48%) EMC
15 9 (3.14%) SolarWinds
16 7 (2.44%) McAfee
17 6 (2.09%) BMC
17 6 (2.09%) Sophos
18 5 (1.74%) Juniper