Period
to 12 April 2021

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 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 665 749 725
Rank change year-on-year +84 -24 +161
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 185 258 413
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.23% 0.28%
As % of the System Software category 1.21% 1.33% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 133 197 355
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £40,000 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% -9.09% +7.32%
75th Percentile £62,500 £54,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £63,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% +6.67%

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 15,335 19,419 23,998
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.58% 17.11% 16.12%
Number of salaries quoted 12,467 15,992 19,662
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £35,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

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 12 April 2021.

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 12 April 2021. 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 +63 170 £42,500 +6.25% 34
UK excluding London +66 132 £42,000 +20.00% 23
South East +71 50 £60,000 +71.43% 4
London +88 49 £70,000 +21.74% 11
North of England +43 28 £35,000 -11.78% 5
Midlands +8 18 £42,500 +32.81% 7
Work from Home -106 17 £42,500 -32.00% 1
East of England +58 15 £35,000 - 4
Yorkshire +19 13 £32,000 -15.79% 1
Scotland +13 13 £42,000 +35.48%
West Midlands +3 13 £40,000 +14.29% 3
North East +11 8 £29,000 -30.12%
South West +5 8 £23,000 -37.41% 3
North West +35 7 £42,500 +7.12% 4
East Midlands +25 5 £52,500 +81.03% 4

For the 6 months to 12 April 2021, 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.

1 138 (74.59%) VMware
1 138 (74.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 117 (63.24%) Windows
3 114 (61.62%) Active Directory
4 109 (58.92%) Microsoft
5 95 (51.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 82 (44.32%) Windows Server
7 77 (41.62%) Azure
8 68 (36.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 62 (33.51%) DNS
10 56 (30.27%) Microsoft 365
11 54 (29.19%) Linux
12 48 (25.95%) Firewall
13 47 (25.41%) Cisco
13 47 (25.41%) Hyper-V
14 45 (24.32%) SAN
15 44 (23.78%) DHCP
16 43 (23.24%) ITIL
17 42 (22.70%) AWS
18 41 (22.16%) Dell
19 39 (21.08%) PowerShell
19 39 (21.08%) Data Centre
20 38 (20.54%) TCP/IP
21 37 (20.00%) Red Hat
22 36 (19.46%) MS Exchange
22 36 (19.46%) VMware ESXi
23 35 (18.92%) Windows Server 2016
23 35 (18.92%) Citrix
24 34 (18.38%) WAN
25 32 (17.30%) Microsoft Certification

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 36 (19.46%) MS Exchange
2 27 (14.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (8.65%) SharePoint
4 12 (6.49%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.70%) Apache
6 5 (2.70%) IIS
7 3 (1.62%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.62%) GemFire
8 2 (1.08%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.08%) WordPress
9 1 (0.54%) nginx
Applications
1 22 (11.89%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (4.86%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 77 (41.62%) Azure
2 56 (30.27%) Microsoft 365
3 42 (22.70%) AWS
4 17 (9.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 17 (9.19%) OpenShift
5 6 (3.24%) Google Play
6 5 (2.70%) Serverless
7 3 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.62%) GitHub
7 3 (1.62%) IaaS
7 3 (1.62%) SaaS
8 2 (1.08%) Mimecast
8 2 (1.08%) NuGet
9 1 (0.54%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.54%) Cohesity
9 1 (0.54%) Logic Apps
9 1 (0.54%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.54%) PaaS
9 1 (0.54%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 62 (33.51%) DNS
2 48 (25.95%) Firewall
3 45 (24.32%) SAN
4 44 (23.78%) DHCP
5 38 (20.54%) TCP/IP
6 34 (18.38%) WAN
7 27 (14.59%) LAN
8 26 (14.05%) NAS
9 15 (8.11%) VPN
10 14 (7.57%) VSAN
11 12 (6.49%) Network Security
12 10 (5.41%) VLAN
13 9 (4.86%) Remote Desktop
14 8 (4.32%) SSL
14 8 (4.32%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (3.24%) OSPF
16 5 (2.70%) BGP
16 5 (2.70%) BIG-IP
16 5 (2.70%) HTTP
16 5 (2.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.19%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.62%) HBase
3 3 (1.62%) MariaDB
3 3 (1.62%) Redis
4 2 (1.08%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.08%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.08%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.54%) MySQL
5 1 (0.54%) Power BI
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (3.24%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.16%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.62%) Bitbucket
3 3 (1.62%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.62%) Cypress.io
3 3 (1.62%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.62%) Gradle
3 3 (1.62%) IntelliJ
3 3 (1.62%) JIRA
3 3 (1.62%) JUnit
3 3 (1.62%) Mockito
3 3 (1.62%) Protractor
3 3 (1.62%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (1.62%) Storybook
General
1 32 (17.30%) Finance
2 26 (14.05%) Banking
3 24 (12.97%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.70%) Back Office
5 3 (1.62%) Law
6 1 (0.54%) Front Office
6 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.54%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 60 (32.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 36 (19.46%) IT Engineer
3 30 (16.22%) Server Engineer
4 21 (11.35%) VMware Engineer
4 21 (11.35%) Windows Engineer
5 19 (10.27%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (7.57%) Design Engineer
6 14 (7.57%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
6 14 (7.57%) Senior Server Engineer
6 14 (7.57%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 14 (7.57%) Support Engineer
7 12 (6.49%) Analyst
7 12 (6.49%) PowerShell Engineer
7 12 (6.49%) PowerShell Specialist
7 12 (6.49%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 12 (6.49%) Senior VMware Engineer
7 12 (6.49%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
7 12 (6.49%) Server Specialist
7 12 (6.49%) Windows Server Engineer
7 12 (6.49%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.27%) LDAP
2 7 (3.78%) .NET
3 4 (2.16%) CSS
3 4 (2.16%) JSON
3 4 (2.16%) Node.js
4 3 (1.62%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.62%) Express
4 3 (1.62%) Kafka
4 3 (1.62%) React
4 3 (1.62%) Redux
4 3 (1.62%) RESTful
4 3 (1.62%) Spark Streaming
4 3 (1.62%) Spring
4 3 (1.62%) Tailwind CSS
4 3 (1.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (1.62%) WireMock
5 2 (1.08%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.54%) HTML
6 1 (0.54%) OAuth
6 1 (0.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (21.08%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.49%) Hedge funds
3 9 (4.86%) EMC VNX
4 8 (4.32%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.24%) Smartphone
6 5 (2.70%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.16%) Clustering
7 4 (2.16%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.62%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.62%) Replication
9 2 (1.08%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.54%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.54%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.54%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.54%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 117 (63.24%) Windows
2 82 (44.32%) Windows Server
3 54 (29.19%) Linux
4 35 (18.92%) Windows Server 2016
5 25 (13.51%) Windows 10
6 23 (12.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (10.27%) Windows Server 2019
8 18 (9.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (5.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (5.41%) VMS
11 9 (4.86%) Oracle Linux
12 7 (3.78%) Android
12 7 (3.78%) Unix
13 6 (3.24%) Windows 7
14 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.54%) CentOS
15 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (36.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 43 (23.24%) ITIL
3 30 (16.22%) Service Management
4 28 (15.14%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (11.35%) Load Balancing
6 20 (10.81%) Requirements Gathering
7 18 (9.73%) Converged Infrastructure
7 18 (9.73%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 17 (9.19%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (9.19%) eTOM
8 17 (9.19%) Network Virtualisation
9 16 (8.65%) DevOps
10 14 (7.57%) Cybersecurity
10 14 (7.57%) IT Strategy
10 14 (7.57%) ITIL V3
11 12 (6.49%) Asset Management
11 12 (6.49%) Mentoring
11 12 (6.49%) Project Management
12 11 (5.95%) Configuration Management
12 11 (5.95%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 39 (21.08%) PowerShell
2 19 (10.27%) SQL
3 9 (4.86%) Shell Script
4 6 (3.24%) Python
5 5 (2.70%) Java
6 4 (2.16%) C#
7 3 (1.62%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.62%) Groovy
8 2 (1.08%) VB
9 1 (0.54%) C
9 1 (0.54%) Perl
9 1 (0.54%) PHP
9 1 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (17.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (14.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 20 (10.81%) MCSE
4 18 (9.73%) CCNP
4 18 (9.73%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (9.73%) MCSA
5 14 (7.57%) SC Cleared
5 14 (7.57%) Security Cleared
6 8 (4.32%) VCP6
7 7 (3.78%) AWS Certification
7 7 (3.78%) Degree
7 7 (3.78%) MCP
8 5 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.62%) MCITP
9 3 (1.62%) OCP
9 3 (1.62%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (1.62%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.54%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.54%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.51%) SLA
2 2 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 138 (74.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 114 (61.62%) Active Directory
3 95 (51.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 47 (25.41%) Hyper-V
5 36 (19.46%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (14.05%) VMware NSX
7 23 (12.43%) vSphere
7 23 (12.43%) XenApp
7 23 (12.43%) XenDesktop
8 10 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (2.16%) Docker
9 4 (2.16%) Firmware
9 4 (2.16%) VMware Server
10 3 (1.62%) HDFS
11 1 (0.54%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.54%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.54%) NFS
11 1 (0.54%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 30 (16.22%) Ansible
2 29 (15.68%) SCOM
3 27 (14.59%) SCCM
4 26 (14.05%) Kubernetes
5 19 (10.27%) vRealize
6 18 (9.73%) HAProxy
7 16 (8.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 9 (4.86%) BladeLogic
8 9 (4.86%) Nagios
8 9 (4.86%) vCenter Server
8 9 (4.86%) WSUS
9 7 (3.78%) Backup Exec
9 7 (3.78%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (3.78%) NetBackup
10 6 (3.24%) FortiGate
10 6 (3.24%) PaperCut
11 5 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (2.70%) Terraform
12 4 (2.16%) NetVault Backup
13 3 (1.62%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 138 (74.59%) VMware
2 109 (58.92%) Microsoft
3 47 (25.41%) Cisco
4 41 (22.16%) Dell
5 37 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 35 (18.92%) Citrix
7 31 (16.76%) Veeam
8 27 (14.59%) Oracle
9 25 (13.51%) F5
10 20 (10.81%) EMC
11 18 (9.73%) IBM
11 18 (9.73%) Infoblox
12 15 (8.11%) BMC
13 13 (7.03%) NetApp
14 11 (5.95%) 3PAR
14 11 (5.95%) Avaya
15 10 (5.41%) Sophos
16 9 (4.86%) Blue Coat
16 9 (4.86%) Ivanti
16 9 (4.86%) Remedy