Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 752 899 779
Rank change year-on-year +147 -120 +1
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 372 320 423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 1.58% 1.36% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 304 252 381
UK median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £43,349
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% -5.42% +2.00%
10th Percentile £23,017 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,750 £63,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £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 23,532 23,585 21,522
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.64% 13.38% 12.26%
Number of salaries quoted 19,243 19,465 17,852
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,250 £23,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £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 23 February 2019.

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 February 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 +140 353 £45,000 +7.14% 74
UK excluding London +52 200 £40,000 +6.67% 51
London +129 158 £50,000 +11.11% 26
North of England +72 79 £34,750 -10.32% 18
South East +36 69 £52,500 +40.00% 14
North West +58 42 £22,500 -55.00% 12
Yorkshire +36 33 £36,500 +4.29% 6
Midlands +26 29 £32,500 +4.84% 6
West Midlands +21 17 £42,500 +37.10% 5
East of England +37 13 £57,500 +27.78% 3
East Midlands +31 12 £27,367 +21.63% 1
South West +7 8 £28,500 -32.94% 7
North East +16 4 £42,500 +60.38%
Scotland +10 4 £39,500 +3.95% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 225 (60.48%) Windows
2 220 (59.14%) VMware
2 220 (59.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 201 (54.03%) Active Directory
4 168 (45.16%) Windows Server
5 150 (40.32%) Microsoft
6 116 (31.18%) Linux
7 114 (30.65%) Office 365
8 109 (29.30%) Firewall
9 100 (26.88%) Microsoft Azure
9 100 (26.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 95 (25.54%) ITIL
11 90 (24.19%) SAN
12 84 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 84 (22.58%) Data Centre
13 68 (18.28%) DNS
14 66 (17.74%) SharePoint
15 62 (16.67%) PowerShell
15 62 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 60 (16.13%) SQL
17 58 (15.59%) MS Exchange
18 57 (15.32%) TCP/IP
18 57 (15.32%) SQL Server
19 53 (14.25%) DHCP
19 53 (14.25%) LAN
19 53 (14.25%) Finance
20 49 (13.17%) Amazon AWS
20 49 (13.17%) DevOps
21 45 (12.10%) WAN
22 44 (11.83%) Change Management

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 66 (17.74%) SharePoint
2 58 (15.59%) MS Exchange
3 29 (7.80%) IIS
4 25 (6.72%) Skype for Business
5 18 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (4.03%) Confluence
8 7 (1.88%) IBM Notes
8 7 (1.88%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.34%) Apache
10 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.81%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 43 (11.56%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.81%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.27%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.27%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 114 (30.65%) Office 365
2 100 (26.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (13.17%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (3.49%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (2.96%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (2.96%) OneDrive
6 10 (2.69%) SaaS
7 6 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (1.61%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (1.61%) Serverless
8 3 (0.81%) G Suite
8 3 (0.81%) IaaS
8 3 (0.81%) Yammer
9 2 (0.54%) PaaS
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.27%) GitHub
10 1 (0.27%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 109 (29.30%) Firewall
2 90 (24.19%) SAN
3 68 (18.28%) DNS
4 57 (15.32%) TCP/IP
5 53 (14.25%) DHCP
5 53 (14.25%) LAN
6 45 (12.10%) WAN
7 30 (8.06%) VoIP
8 28 (7.53%) Skype
9 25 (6.72%) Internet
10 24 (6.45%) VLAN
11 22 (5.91%) Wireless
12 20 (5.38%) VPN
13 13 (3.49%) NAS
13 13 (3.49%) SNMP
13 13 (3.49%) SSL
14 12 (3.23%) NetScaler
14 12 (3.23%) SMTP
14 12 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (2.69%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (15.32%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.49%) UniData
3 8 (2.15%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.61%) DB2
4 6 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.34%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (1.08%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.81%) MySQL
8 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (5.91%) Jenkins
2 16 (4.30%) Git (software)
3 15 (4.03%) JIRA
4 12 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (1.88%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (1.61%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.08%) MSI
8 2 (0.54%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.54%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.54%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.27%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.27%) gulp
9 1 (0.27%) Protractor
9 1 (0.27%) Selenium
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 53 (14.25%) Finance
2 19 (5.11%) Banking
3 15 (4.03%) Retail
3 15 (4.03%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.96%) Marketing
5 10 (2.69%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.42%) Electronics
7 7 (1.88%) Law
7 7 (1.88%) Legal
8 6 (1.61%) Advertising
9 2 (0.54%) Back Office
9 2 (0.54%) Games
9 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (15.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 48 (12.90%) Systems Engineer
3 44 (11.83%) IT Support
4 41 (11.02%) Administrator
5 32 (8.60%) IT Engineer
6 30 (8.06%) Systems Administrator
7 28 (7.53%) Analyst
8 27 (7.26%) Architect
9 25 (6.72%) Support Engineer
10 23 (6.18%) IT Support Technician
10 23 (6.18%) IT Technician
10 23 (6.18%) Support Technician
11 22 (5.91%) Server Support
12 21 (5.65%) SAN Support
12 21 (5.65%) Server Support Technician
12 21 (5.65%) Server Technician
13 19 (5.11%) DevOps Engineer
14 17 (4.57%) Consultant
14 17 (4.57%) Support Analyst
15 16 (4.30%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.49%) XML
1 13 (3.49%) XML Messaging
2 10 (2.69%) Middleware
3 6 (1.61%) Hibernate
3 6 (1.61%) Spring
4 5 (1.34%) WSH
5 4 (1.08%) .NET
5 4 (1.08%) Kafka
5 4 (1.08%) Software Packaging
6 3 (0.81%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (0.81%) LAMP
6 3 (0.81%) Node.js
7 2 (0.54%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.54%) WinForms
7 2 (0.54%) YAML
8 1 (0.27%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.27%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.27%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.27%) LDAP
8 1 (0.27%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 84 (22.58%) Data Centre
2 29 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (7.26%) Management Information System
4 22 (5.91%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (5.11%) Public Cloud
6 15 (4.03%) Clustering
6 15 (4.03%) Replication
7 13 (3.49%) Private Cloud
8 11 (2.96%) e-Learning
9 9 (2.42%) Driving Licence
10 8 (2.15%) Fintech
11 7 (1.88%) Blackberry
11 7 (1.88%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.34%) Hedge funds
13 4 (1.08%) Smart Energy
14 3 (0.81%) EPoS
14 3 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
14 3 (0.81%) IVR
14 3 (0.81%) PKI
14 3 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 225 (60.48%) Windows
2 168 (45.16%) Windows Server
3 116 (31.18%) Linux
4 84 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (8.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (7.26%) Windows 10
7 24 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (6.45%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.88%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.34%) Debian
9 5 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.08%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.08%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (1.08%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.81%) Unix
12 2 (0.54%) Android
12 2 (0.54%) CentOS
12 2 (0.54%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (25.54%) ITIL
2 62 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 49 (13.17%) DevOps
4 44 (11.83%) Change Management
5 37 (9.95%) Server Management
6 32 (8.60%) Problem-Solving
7 31 (8.33%) Patch Management
8 29 (7.80%) Disaster Recovery
9 26 (6.99%) Service Management
10 25 (6.72%) Service Delivery
11 22 (5.91%) Mentoring
11 22 (5.91%) SIEM
12 21 (5.65%) ITIL V3
12 21 (5.65%) Migration
12 21 (5.65%) Performance Management
12 21 (5.65%) Process Improvement
13 20 (5.38%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (4.84%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (4.84%) Problem Management
15 17 (4.57%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 62 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 60 (16.13%) SQL
3 17 (4.57%) Java
4 16 (4.30%) Python
5 12 (3.23%) VBScript
6 10 (2.69%) C++
7 9 (2.42%) Perl
7 9 (2.42%) Ruby
8 7 (1.88%) C#
9 6 (1.61%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.34%) C
10 5 (1.34%) VB
11 4 (1.08%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.81%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (8.60%) Degree
1 32 (8.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (6.72%) MCSE
3 23 (6.18%) Security Cleared
4 17 (4.57%) MCSA
4 17 (4.57%) SC Cleared
5 12 (3.23%) Network+ Certification
6 10 (2.69%) CCNA
6 10 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.15%) MCP
7 8 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (1.88%) A+ Certification
8 7 (1.88%) ACDT
8 7 (1.88%) ACHDS
8 7 (1.88%) ACTC
8 7 (1.88%) HND
8 7 (1.88%) MCDST
8 7 (1.88%) MCSM
9 5 (1.34%) CCNP
10 3 (0.81%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.60%) SLA
2 10 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.88%) GDPR
3 7 (1.88%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.54%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.27%) ISO 15022
6 1 (0.27%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 220 (59.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 201 (54.03%) Active Directory
3 100 (26.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 44 (11.83%) vSphere
5 41 (11.02%) Hyper-V
6 27 (7.26%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (5.11%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (3.23%) XenApp
9 9 (2.42%) Virtual Desktop
9 9 (2.42%) VMware NSX
10 5 (1.34%) Docker
11 4 (1.08%) Firmware
11 4 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.81%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.54%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.54%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.54%) GlusterFS
13 2 (0.54%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.27%) UAG
Systems Management
1 40 (10.75%) SCCM
2 21 (5.65%) SCOM
3 17 (4.57%) Puppet
4 16 (4.30%) WSUS
5 14 (3.76%) Ansible
6 12 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
7 9 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (2.15%) Tivoli
8 8 (2.15%) vCenter Server
9 6 (1.61%) Backup Exec
9 6 (1.61%) Kibana
9 6 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (1.61%) NetBackup
9 6 (1.61%) Terraform
10 5 (1.34%) Kubernetes
11 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 4 (1.08%) vMotion
12 3 (0.81%) Packer
12 3 (0.81%) vRealize
13 2 (0.54%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 220 (59.14%) VMware
2 150 (40.32%) Microsoft
3 37 (9.95%) Cisco
4 32 (8.60%) Citrix
5 30 (8.06%) Palo Alto
6 24 (6.45%) HP
7 22 (5.91%) Red Hat
8 20 (5.38%) EMC
9 19 (5.11%) Oracle
10 17 (4.57%) Google
11 15 (4.03%) McAfee
12 13 (3.49%) Dell
13 12 (3.23%) Hitachi
14 10 (2.69%) Apple
14 10 (2.69%) Fortinet
14 10 (2.69%) Mitel
15 9 (2.42%) Atlassian
15 9 (2.42%) IBM
15 9 (2.42%) NetApp
15 9 (2.42%) SAP