Period
to 19 June 2019

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 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 724 859 867
Rank change year-on-year +135 +8 -66
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 386 330 316
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 1.60% 1.34% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 344 221 270
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £28,650 £27,500 £26,200
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £39,931 £38,250
% change year-on-year +0.17% +4.39% -1.92%

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 24,061 24,617 21,503
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.74% 14.30% 12.49%
Number of salaries quoted 19,712 19,975 18,077
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +2.41%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.41% +10.67% -

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 June 2019.

Salary histogram for Virtual Servers in the UK

Virtual Servers
Top 14 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 June 2019. 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 +148 365 £42,500 - 27
UK excluding London +70 235 £40,000 +0.17% 19
London +138 136 £47,500 -3.55% 8
North of England +65 101 £35,000 +7.69% 4
South East +20 69 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Yorkshire +22 53 £35,000 - 3
North West +34 38 £38,000 +26.67% 1
Midlands +52 27 £41,250 +7.14% 12
West Midlands +33 18 £42,500 +10.39% 12
South West +20 18 £33,750 -15.63% 1
East of England +31 14 £41,500 +0.61%
North East +31 10 £42,500 +9.68%
East Midlands +35 9 £38,750 -3.13%
Scotland - 6 £43,250 -

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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.

1 297 (76.94%) Windows
2 221 (57.25%) Active Directory
3 209 (54.15%) VMware
3 209 (54.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 207 (53.63%) Windows Server
5 147 (38.08%) Microsoft
6 140 (36.27%) Office 365
7 115 (29.79%) Linux
8 109 (28.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 101 (26.17%) ITIL
9 101 (26.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 97 (25.13%) Firewall
10 97 (25.13%) Microsoft Azure
11 89 (23.06%) MS Exchange
11 89 (23.06%) DNS
12 83 (21.50%) Data Centre
13 82 (21.24%) Windows Server 2012
14 74 (19.17%) SQL
14 74 (19.17%) SQL Server
15 72 (18.65%) SAN
16 70 (18.13%) Cisco
17 69 (17.88%) SCCM
18 67 (17.36%) SharePoint
19 66 (17.10%) PowerShell
20 65 (16.84%) DHCP
21 61 (15.80%) Finance
22 60 (15.54%) Hyper-V
23 55 (14.25%) SLA
23 55 (14.25%) Problem-Solving
24 54 (13.99%) TCP/IP

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 89 (23.06%) MS Exchange
2 67 (17.36%) SharePoint
3 49 (12.69%) IIS
4 36 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (5.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 20 (5.18%) Apache
7 14 (3.63%) Confluence
8 11 (2.85%) Skype for Business
9 9 (2.33%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.55%) JBoss
10 6 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.55%) WebLogic
11 5 (1.30%) OpenStack
12 4 (1.04%) SAS
13 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.78%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.52%) Anypoint
14 2 (0.52%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 40 (10.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.04%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 140 (36.27%) Office 365
2 97 (25.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (10.10%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (4.66%) Azure Active Directory
4 18 (4.66%) IaaS
5 14 (3.63%) OneDrive
6 7 (1.81%) SaaS
7 6 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.55%) PaaS
8 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.52%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.52%) Serverless
9 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.26%) GitHub
9 1 (0.26%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 97 (25.13%) Firewall
2 89 (23.06%) DNS
3 72 (18.65%) SAN
4 65 (16.84%) DHCP
5 54 (13.99%) TCP/IP
6 49 (12.69%) LAN
7 43 (11.14%) WAN
8 31 (8.03%) SSL
9 27 (6.99%) VPN
10 22 (5.70%) Skype
11 20 (5.18%) Network Security
12 19 (4.92%) VLAN
12 19 (4.92%) VoIP
13 18 (4.66%) NAS
14 17 (4.40%) Internet
14 17 (4.40%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (3.89%) Wireless
16 12 (3.11%) iSCSI
17 11 (2.85%) Cisco IOS
18 10 (2.59%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (19.17%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.11%) Oracle Database
3 11 (2.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (2.59%) UniData
5 8 (2.07%) DB2
5 8 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.30%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.52%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.52%) MySQL
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.26%) Big Data
9 1 (0.26%) DataStax
9 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (3.63%) Jenkins
1 14 (3.63%) JIRA
2 11 (2.85%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.07%) Octopus Deploy
3 8 (2.07%) TeamCity
4 6 (1.55%) MSI
5 5 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.78%) Subversion
7 3 (0.78%) TortoiseSVN
8 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.26%) gulp
9 1 (0.26%) Protractor
9 1 (0.26%) Selenium
9 1 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 61 (15.80%) Finance
2 21 (5.44%) Banking
3 15 (3.89%) Retail
4 11 (2.85%) Law
4 11 (2.85%) Legal
4 11 (2.85%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.85%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.33%) Back Office
6 8 (2.07%) Electronics
6 8 (2.07%) Marketing
7 7 (1.81%) Front Office
8 4 (1.04%) Military
9 3 (0.78%) Games
10 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 99 (25.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 50 (12.95%) Analyst
2 50 (12.95%) Systems Engineer
3 38 (9.84%) IT Engineer
4 34 (8.81%) Administrator
5 33 (8.55%) Support Engineer
6 32 (8.29%) IT Support
7 29 (7.51%) Support Analyst
8 27 (6.99%) Active Directory Engineer
9 26 (6.74%) Technical Specialist
10 25 (6.48%) Integration Specialist
11 23 (5.96%) Systems Administrator
12 21 (5.44%) IT Analyst
12 21 (5.44%) Windows Engineer
13 20 (5.18%) VMware Engineer
14 19 (4.92%) Consultant
14 19 (4.92%) Server Engineer
15 18 (4.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 17 (4.40%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 16 (4.15%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.77%) XML
2 26 (6.74%) XML Messaging
3 9 (2.33%) Middleware
3 9 (2.33%) Spring
3 9 (2.33%) Web Services
4 8 (2.07%) Hibernate
5 6 (1.55%) Software Packaging
5 6 (1.55%) YAML
6 5 (1.30%) WSH
7 3 (0.78%) Kafka
7 3 (0.78%) WAP
8 2 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.26%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.26%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.26%) JSON
9 1 (0.26%) Node.js
9 1 (0.26%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 83 (21.50%) Data Centre
2 38 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (5.96%) Public Cloud
4 16 (4.15%) Private Cloud
5 15 (3.89%) Driving Licence
5 15 (3.89%) Hedge funds
6 14 (3.63%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (3.37%) Clustering
7 13 (3.37%) Replication
8 11 (2.85%) Management Information System
9 10 (2.59%) e-Learning
10 7 (1.81%) Fat Client
10 7 (1.81%) Thin Client
11 6 (1.55%) PKI
12 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
12 3 (0.78%) User Experience
13 2 (0.52%) Blackberry
13 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.52%) Smart Energy
14 1 (0.26%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 297 (76.94%) Windows
2 207 (53.63%) Windows Server
3 115 (29.79%) Linux
4 82 (21.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (13.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (10.88%) Windows 10
7 35 (9.07%) Windows 7
8 17 (4.40%) Debian
9 12 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.30%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.04%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.04%) Unix
12 3 (0.78%) Android
12 3 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.78%) VMS
12 3 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.52%) CentOS
13 2 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (28.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 101 (26.17%) ITIL
3 55 (14.25%) Problem-Solving
4 43 (11.14%) Patch Management
5 39 (10.10%) Disaster Recovery
6 34 (8.81%) Change Management
7 32 (8.29%) DevOps
8 30 (7.77%) Migration
9 26 (6.74%) Server Management
10 20 (5.18%) High Availability
11 19 (4.92%) Cybersecurity
11 19 (4.92%) Line Management
11 19 (4.92%) Service Delivery
12 17 (4.40%) Software Engineering
13 16 (4.15%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (4.15%) Asset Management
13 16 (4.15%) Project Management
13 16 (4.15%) Security Monitoring
14 15 (3.89%) Service Management
15 14 (3.63%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 74 (19.17%) SQL
2 66 (17.10%) PowerShell
3 15 (3.89%) Python
4 10 (2.59%) Java
5 8 (2.07%) C++
6 7 (1.81%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.55%) VBScript
8 3 (0.78%) Perl
8 3 (0.78%) Ruby
8 3 (0.78%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.52%) C
9 2 (0.52%) C#
10 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.26%) JCL
10 1 (0.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 47 (12.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (9.59%) Degree
3 29 (7.51%) MCSE
4 23 (5.96%) MCSA
5 19 (4.92%) CCNA
5 19 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (3.63%) Security Cleared
7 11 (2.85%) CCNP
8 10 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (2.07%) SC Cleared
10 7 (1.81%) HND
11 6 (1.55%) DV Cleared
11 6 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (0.78%) MCP
12 3 (0.78%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (0.52%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.52%) ACHDS
13 2 (0.52%) ACTC
13 2 (0.52%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (14.25%) SLA
2 12 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.52%) GDPR
3 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 15022
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.26%) MiFID
4 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.26%) QA
4 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 221 (57.25%) Active Directory
2 209 (54.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (26.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 60 (15.54%) Hyper-V
5 41 (10.62%) vSphere
6 39 (10.10%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (5.44%) XenApp
8 20 (5.18%) VMware NSX
9 9 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (2.07%) Firmware
10 8 (2.07%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (1.55%) XenDesktop
12 5 (1.30%) Terminal Services
13 4 (1.04%) Docker
14 2 (0.52%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 69 (17.88%) SCCM
2 32 (8.29%) WSUS
3 28 (7.25%) Puppet
4 26 (6.74%) SCOM
5 13 (3.37%) Backup Exec
6 12 (3.11%) Ansible
7 11 (2.85%) vCenter Server
8 10 (2.59%) Tivoli
9 9 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (2.07%) vMotion
11 6 (1.55%) Cisco UCCX
11 6 (1.55%) Microsoft Intune
11 6 (1.55%) NetBackup
11 6 (1.55%) Packer
11 6 (1.55%) Terraform
12 5 (1.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 4 (1.04%) Kubernetes
13 4 (1.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 3 (0.78%) Kibana
14 3 (0.78%) MaaS360
Vendors
1 209 (54.15%) VMware
2 147 (38.08%) Microsoft
3 70 (18.13%) Cisco
4 40 (10.36%) Citrix
5 33 (8.55%) HP
6 28 (7.25%) Oracle
7 24 (6.22%) Dell
8 15 (3.89%) Meraki
9 14 (3.63%) NetApp
10 13 (3.37%) Palo Alto
11 12 (3.11%) Red Hat
11 12 (3.11%) Veeam
12 10 (2.59%) CyberArk
13 9 (2.33%) 3PAR
13 9 (2.33%) EMC
13 9 (2.33%) IBM
13 9 (2.33%) SAP
14 8 (2.07%) Ab Initio
14 8 (2.07%) Qualys
15 7 (1.81%) Dell Compellent