Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 856 874 793
Rank change year-on-year +18 -81 +42
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 333 318 510
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.18% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 1.34% 1.47% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 222 270 447
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.19% -1.18%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £63,625 £62,625 £61,350
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,931 £38,750 £39,000
% change year-on-year +3.05% -0.64% -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 24,871 21,605 25,020
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.31% 12.49% 12.45%
Number of salaries quoted 20,140 18,186 21,192
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.67% - +2.74%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +37 321 £42,750 +0.51% 71
UK excluding London +35 242 £39,931 +3.05% 47
South East +23 88 £45,000 +15.38% 18
London -27 83 £49,250 +3.68% 25
North of England +47 67 £32,500 -7.14% 14
East of England +22 49 £41,250 -2.94% 2
North West +35 39 £30,000 -6.98% 7
Yorkshire +24 25 £35,000 - 6
Midlands -19 19 £37,500 -14.29% 5
West Midlands -9 17 £37,500 -16.67% 4
South West -1 15 £40,000 -8.57% 7
North East -15 3 £38,750 +61.46% 1
Wales - 3 £50,000 -
East Midlands +10 2 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 251 (75.38%) Windows
2 224 (67.27%) VMware
2 224 (67.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 194 (58.26%) Active Directory
4 172 (51.65%) Microsoft
5 152 (45.65%) Windows Server
6 109 (32.73%) Firewall
7 106 (31.83%) Cisco
8 105 (31.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 95 (28.53%) DNS
10 92 (27.63%) Linux
10 92 (27.63%) ITIL
11 90 (27.03%) Windows Server 2012
12 81 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
13 80 (24.02%) PowerShell
14 77 (23.12%) vSphere
15 70 (21.02%) MS Exchange
16 68 (20.42%) DHCP
16 68 (20.42%) Data Centre
17 66 (19.82%) Citrix
17 66 (19.82%) Office 365
18 63 (18.92%) SAN
19 59 (17.72%) SCCM
20 56 (16.82%) SQL
21 51 (15.32%) SQL Server
21 51 (15.32%) Amazon AWS
22 50 (15.02%) Windows Server 2008
23 48 (14.41%) Hyper-V
24 46 (13.81%) Unix
25 44 (13.21%) WAN

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 70 (21.02%) MS Exchange
2 27 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (5.71%) SharePoint
4 13 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (3.30%) Skype for Business
6 8 (2.40%) IIS
7 6 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.50%) Apache
8 5 (1.50%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.60%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.60%) Confluence
10 2 (0.60%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.30%) CMS
11 1 (0.30%) nginx
11 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.30%) Site Server
11 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.30%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.30%) CATIA
5 1 (0.30%) Maya
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.30%) NUKE
5 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.30%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Cerner Millennium
1 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.30%) ENOVIA
1 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 81 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 66 (19.82%) Office 365
3 51 (15.32%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (3.00%) SaaS
5 9 (2.70%) IaaS
6 8 (2.40%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.50%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.90%) GitHub
8 3 (0.90%) PaaS
9 2 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.60%) NuGet
10 1 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.30%) G Suite
10 1 (0.30%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 109 (32.73%) Firewall
2 95 (28.53%) DNS
3 68 (20.42%) DHCP
4 63 (18.92%) SAN
5 44 (13.21%) WAN
6 38 (11.41%) LAN
7 29 (8.71%) TCP/IP
8 23 (6.91%) VPN
9 22 (6.61%) Internet
10 20 (6.01%) VLAN
11 18 (5.41%) NAS
12 15 (4.50%) VoIP
13 14 (4.20%) NetScaler
13 14 (4.20%) Wireless
14 13 (3.90%) iSCSI
15 12 (3.60%) DWDM
16 9 (2.70%) WLAN
17 8 (2.40%) Skype
18 7 (2.10%) SSL
19 6 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (15.32%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.10%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.30%) Big Data
8 1 (0.30%) MySQL
8 1 (0.30%) Power BI
8 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 34 (10.21%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.50%) AdminStudio
2 5 (1.50%) MSI
2 5 (1.50%) Selenium
2 5 (1.50%) Wise Package Studio
3 4 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.90%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.90%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.60%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.60%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.60%) gulp
5 2 (0.60%) JIRA
5 2 (0.60%) Protractor
5 2 (0.60%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.60%) Subversion
5 2 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.30%) Bower
6 1 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (6.61%) Finance
2 15 (4.50%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.00%) Law
4 8 (2.40%) Advertising
5 7 (2.10%) Banking
6 6 (1.80%) Retail
7 5 (1.50%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.20%) Games
9 3 (0.90%) Legal
10 2 (0.60%) Marketing
10 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.30%) Automotive
11 1 (0.30%) Billing
11 1 (0.30%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (21.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 53 (15.92%) Analyst
3 33 (9.91%) IT Support
4 31 (9.31%) IT Engineer
5 30 (9.01%) Architect
5 30 (9.01%) Infrastructure Architect
6 28 (8.41%) Administrator
7 25 (7.51%) Systems Administrator
8 23 (6.91%) Support Engineer
9 22 (6.61%) Infrastructure Manager
9 22 (6.61%) Systems Engineer
10 20 (6.01%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 19 (5.71%) Automation Engineer
12 18 (5.41%) Support Analyst
13 17 (5.11%) Team Leader
14 15 (4.50%) IT Support Engineer
15 14 (4.20%) Infrastructure Team Leader
16 11 (3.30%) IT Technician
16 11 (3.30%) Server Support
16 11 (3.30%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (9.01%) Middleware
2 11 (3.30%) .NET
3 9 (2.70%) HTML
4 6 (1.80%) Node.js
5 4 (1.20%) Ajax
5 4 (1.20%) DOM
5 4 (1.20%) JSON
5 4 (1.20%) XML
6 3 (0.90%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.90%) Web Services
7 2 (0.60%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.60%) COM
7 2 (0.60%) Kafka
7 2 (0.60%) WireMock
8 1 (0.30%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.30%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.30%) LDAP
8 1 (0.30%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 68 (20.42%) Data Centre
2 33 (9.91%) Linux Command Line
2 33 (9.91%) Public Cloud
3 26 (7.81%) Replication
4 25 (7.51%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (3.90%) EMC VNX
6 11 (3.30%) Private Cloud
7 10 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (3.00%) Fat Client
7 10 (3.00%) Thin Client
8 9 (2.70%) Driving Licence
9 7 (2.10%) Clustering
10 6 (1.80%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.50%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.50%) e-Learning
12 4 (1.20%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.20%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.20%) User Experience
13 3 (0.90%) Blackberry
13 3 (0.90%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 251 (75.38%) Windows
2 152 (45.65%) Windows Server
3 92 (27.63%) Linux
4 90 (27.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 50 (15.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (13.81%) Unix
7 14 (4.20%) Windows 10
7 14 (4.20%) Windows 7
8 12 (3.60%) Windows 8
9 10 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
10 9 (2.70%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.20%) Solaris
13 3 (0.90%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.60%) Android
14 2 (0.60%) CentOS
14 2 (0.60%) Debian
14 2 (0.60%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.30%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (27.63%) ITIL
2 44 (13.21%) DevOps
3 42 (12.61%) Load Balancing
4 36 (10.81%) Test Automation
5 33 (9.91%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (9.31%) Configuration Management
7 30 (9.01%) Continuous Deployment
7 30 (9.01%) Disaster Recovery
7 30 (9.01%) Service Management
8 28 (8.41%) ITIL V3
9 22 (6.61%) Patch Management
10 21 (6.31%) Migration
11 20 (6.01%) Network Management
11 20 (6.01%) Project Management
12 19 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
13 18 (5.41%) Change Management
14 17 (5.11%) Performance Management
15 15 (4.50%) Collaborative Working
16 14 (4.20%) Mentoring
17 13 (3.90%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 80 (24.02%) PowerShell
2 56 (16.82%) SQL
3 40 (12.01%) Python
4 39 (11.71%) Bash Shell
5 34 (10.21%) Ruby
6 33 (9.91%) JavaScript
7 12 (3.60%) T-SQL
8 8 (2.40%) PHP
9 6 (1.80%) Perl
10 5 (1.50%) Java
11 4 (1.20%) C#
11 4 (1.20%) Tcl
12 3 (0.90%) C
13 2 (0.60%) VBScript
14 1 (0.30%) JCL
14 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (10.21%) Microsoft Certification
1 34 (10.21%) Security Cleared
2 29 (8.71%) MCSE
3 25 (7.51%) SC Cleared
4 24 (7.21%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (4.80%) Degree
6 15 (4.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (3.00%) EMC Certification
8 9 (2.70%) CCNA
8 9 (2.70%) DV Cleared
9 7 (2.10%) MCSA
10 6 (1.80%) HND
10 6 (1.80%) MCTS
10 6 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (1.50%) Network+ Certification
12 4 (1.20%) CCA
12 4 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (1.20%) MCITP
13 3 (0.90%) CCNP
13 3 (0.90%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.50%) SLA
2 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.30%) GDPR
3 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 224 (67.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 194 (58.26%) Active Directory
3 105 (31.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 77 (23.12%) vSphere
5 48 (14.41%) Hyper-V
6 35 (10.51%) Virtual Desktop
7 22 (6.61%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (3.60%) XenApp
9 7 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.50%) Docker
10 5 (1.50%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (1.50%) ISA Server
10 5 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.50%) ProxySG
11 4 (1.20%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.20%) VMware Server
11 4 (1.20%) XenServer
12 3 (0.90%) UAG
13 2 (0.60%) iptables
13 2 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 59 (17.72%) SCCM
2 40 (12.01%) vRealize
3 38 (11.41%) Ansible
4 35 (10.51%) vCenter Server
5 33 (9.91%) SCOM
6 30 (9.01%) Puppet
7 27 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
8 21 (6.31%) Terraform
9 13 (3.90%) EMC VPLEX
9 13 (3.90%) vMotion
10 10 (3.00%) Cisco CUCM
11 8 (2.40%) WSUS
12 5 (1.50%) Backup Exec
12 5 (1.50%) IBM BigFix
12 5 (1.50%) WMI
13 4 (1.20%) Nagios
13 4 (1.20%) SCVMM
14 3 (0.90%) Cisco UCCE
14 3 (0.90%) Cisco UCCX
14 3 (0.90%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 224 (67.27%) VMware
2 172 (51.65%) Microsoft
3 106 (31.83%) Cisco
4 66 (19.82%) Citrix
5 39 (11.71%) F5
5 39 (11.71%) Fortinet
6 37 (11.11%) CommVault
7 32 (9.61%) HP
8 30 (9.01%) AppDynamics
8 30 (9.01%) BMC
8 30 (9.01%) Splunk
8 30 (9.01%) WorldPay
9 20 (6.01%) EMC
10 19 (5.71%) ServiceNow
11 16 (4.80%) Veeam
12 15 (4.50%) Brocade
13 13 (3.90%) Isilon
13 13 (3.90%) Juniper
14 12 (3.60%) Dell
15 9 (2.70%) NetApp