Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK
6 months to
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 653 716 898
Rank change year-on-year +63 +182 -12
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 220 394 298
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.28% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 1.45% 1.67% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 184 352 212
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,950 £29,256 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year -5.00% +4.58% -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 15,195 23,618 24,357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.35% 16.56% 14.16%
Number of salaries quoted 12,303 19,276 19,741
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +9.33%

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 3 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Virtual Servers in the UK

Virtual Servers
Top 16 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 3 June 2020. 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 +63 203 £42,500 - 18
UK excluding London +85 140 £38,000 -5.00% 15
London +68 73 £60,000 +26.32% 4
South East +94 43 £35,000 -17.65% 4
Midlands +103 36 £47,000 +4.44% 3
West Midlands +92 33 £47,000 +4.44% 3
North of England +36 23 £41,500 +18.57%
East of England +81 17 £30,000 -27.71% 1
South West +71 11 £36,750 +8.89% 6
North East +14 10 £41,500 -2.35%
Scotland +71 9 £31,000 -28.32%
North West +59 8 £47,500 +25.00%
Work from Home +56 8 £62,500 -3.85% 2
Yorkshire +56 5 £38,000 +8.57%
East Midlands +56 3 £50,000 +21.21%
Wales - 1 £35,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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.

1 150 (68.18%) Windows
2 129 (58.64%) VMware
2 129 (58.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (53.64%) Active Directory
4 114 (51.82%) Windows Server
5 99 (45.00%) Microsoft
6 93 (42.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 80 (36.36%) Office 365
8 70 (31.82%) Linux
9 66 (30.00%) Azure
10 57 (25.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 56 (25.45%) DNS
11 56 (25.45%) Hyper-V
12 53 (24.09%) Firewall
13 49 (22.27%) DHCP
14 45 (20.45%) SAN
14 45 (20.45%) PowerShell
15 44 (20.00%) AWS
16 43 (19.55%) ITIL
17 40 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
18 39 (17.73%) Windows Server 2016
19 38 (17.27%) Veeam
20 37 (16.82%) Data Centre
20 37 (16.82%) Cisco
21 36 (16.36%) TCP/IP
21 36 (16.36%) SQL
22 34 (15.45%) SQL Server
23 31 (14.09%) LAN
24 30 (13.64%) Wireless
25 29 (13.18%) VPN

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 28 (12.73%) SharePoint
2 22 (10.00%) IIS
3 21 (9.55%) Apache
4 20 (9.09%) MS Exchange
5 13 (5.91%) Skype for Business
6 10 (4.55%) Tomcat
7 7 (3.18%) Apache Airflow
8 6 (2.73%) SAS
9 5 (2.27%) Confluence
10 4 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.82%) GeoServer
11 3 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.45%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 40 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.82%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.36%) Exchequer
3 2 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 80 (36.36%) Office 365
2 66 (30.00%) Azure
3 44 (20.00%) AWS
4 15 (6.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 14 (6.36%) IaaS
6 9 (4.09%) GCP
7 8 (3.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 8 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (3.64%) Amazon S3
7 8 (3.64%) PaaS
8 7 (3.18%) Stackdriver
9 6 (2.73%) Amazon ELB
9 6 (2.73%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (1.82%) Mimecast
12 3 (1.36%) SaaS
13 2 (0.91%) GitHub
13 2 (0.91%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.91%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 56 (25.45%) DNS
2 53 (24.09%) Firewall
3 49 (22.27%) DHCP
4 45 (20.45%) SAN
5 36 (16.36%) TCP/IP
6 31 (14.09%) LAN
7 30 (13.64%) Wireless
8 29 (13.18%) VPN
9 27 (12.27%) WAN
10 20 (9.09%) SSL
11 17 (7.73%) Skype
12 16 (7.27%) Remote Desktop
12 16 (7.27%) VLAN
13 12 (5.45%) VoIP
14 9 (4.09%) Network Security
15 8 (3.64%) NAS
15 8 (3.64%) NetScaler
15 8 (3.64%) PBX
16 6 (2.73%) iSCSI
16 6 (2.73%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (15.45%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.64%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.82%) MySQL
3 4 (1.82%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.82%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.36%) GIS
4 3 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (0.91%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (0.91%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.91%) InfluxDB
5 2 (0.91%) MariaDB
5 2 (0.91%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.91%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.91%) SQLite
6 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.45%) Big Data
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (3.18%) Bitbucket
1 7 (3.18%) Git (software)
1 7 (3.18%) JIRA
2 4 (1.82%) Cucumber
2 4 (1.82%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.82%) Maven
2 4 (1.82%) Postman
2 4 (1.82%) REST Assured
2 4 (1.82%) Selenium
2 4 (1.82%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (0.91%) Subversion
3 2 (0.91%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.45%) Bower
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (10.45%) Finance
2 8 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.27%) Advertising
3 5 (2.27%) Banking
4 4 (1.82%) Retail
5 3 (1.36%) Legal
5 3 (1.36%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.36%) Public Sector
6 2 (0.91%) Electronics
6 2 (0.91%) Games
7 1 (0.45%) Back Office
7 1 (0.45%) Billing
7 1 (0.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 82 (37.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 43 (19.55%) Support Engineer
3 24 (10.91%) Network Engineer
4 20 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
4 20 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
5 18 (8.18%) IT Engineer
6 16 (7.27%) Windows Engineer
7 15 (6.82%) Administrator
7 15 (6.82%) Systems Administrator
8 14 (6.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 14 (6.36%) Server Engineer
9 12 (5.45%) Network Support
9 12 (5.45%) Network Support Engineer
9 12 (5.45%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (5.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
11 10 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support
11 10 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 10 (4.55%) Security Engineer
12 9 (4.09%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.45%) XML
1 12 (5.45%) XML Messaging
2 8 (3.64%) J2EE
3 6 (2.73%) SAML
4 5 (2.27%) .NET
5 4 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (1.82%) Web Services
6 3 (1.36%) COM
7 2 (0.91%) Ajax
7 2 (0.91%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.91%) CSS
7 2 (0.91%) HTML
7 2 (0.91%) HTML5
7 2 (0.91%) jQuery
7 2 (0.91%) MFC
7 2 (0.91%) MSMQ
7 2 (0.91%) REST
7 2 (0.91%) WCF
7 2 (0.91%) WinForms
7 2 (0.91%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (16.82%) Data Centre
2 24 (10.91%) Replication
3 18 (8.18%) Clustering
4 12 (5.45%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (4.09%) Private Cloud
5 9 (4.09%) Public Cloud
6 7 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.18%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.73%) Fat Client
7 6 (2.73%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.82%) CCTV
8 4 (1.82%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (1.82%) User Experience
8 4 (1.82%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.91%) NHS
10 1 (0.45%) Handset
10 1 (0.45%) PKI
10 1 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 150 (68.18%) Windows
2 114 (51.82%) Windows Server
3 70 (31.82%) Linux
4 39 (17.73%) Windows Server 2016
5 25 (11.36%) Windows 10
5 25 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (8.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (6.82%) CentOS
7 15 (6.82%) Windows 7
8 12 (5.45%) Debian
9 10 (4.55%) Unix
9 10 (4.55%) Windows Server 2019
10 7 (3.18%) Oracle Linux
11 6 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (2.27%) VMS
12 5 (2.27%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.82%) Mac OS X
14 3 (1.36%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.45%) Android
15 1 (0.45%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (42.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 43 (19.55%) ITIL
3 24 (10.91%) Performance Monitoring
4 17 (7.73%) Patch Management
4 17 (7.73%) Service Management
5 16 (7.27%) Migration
5 16 (7.27%) Server Management
6 15 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (6.82%) Analytics
6 15 (6.82%) Change Management
6 15 (6.82%) DevOps
6 15 (6.82%) Release Management
7 14 (6.36%) Information Security
8 12 (5.45%) Mentoring
9 11 (5.00%) Infrastructure as Code
9 11 (5.00%) Network Management
9 11 (5.00%) Project Delivery
9 11 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (4.55%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 45 (20.45%) PowerShell
2 36 (16.36%) SQL
3 12 (5.45%) Python
4 9 (4.09%) Bash Shell
5 8 (3.64%) PHP
6 5 (2.27%) Java
6 5 (2.27%) VBScript
7 4 (1.82%) C#
7 4 (1.82%) VB
8 3 (1.36%) C++
9 2 (0.91%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.45%) C
10 1 (0.45%) Ruby
10 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (6.82%) Degree
2 15 (6.82%) MCSE
3 12 (5.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (4.55%) MCP
5 9 (4.09%) Security Cleared
6 8 (3.64%) MCSA
6 8 (3.64%) RHCE
7 7 (3.18%) CCNA
7 7 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (3.18%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.27%) A+ Certification
8 5 (2.27%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.82%) CCNP
9 4 (1.82%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.82%) HND
9 4 (1.82%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.91%) CISSP
10 2 (0.91%) MCITP
11 1 (0.45%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (11.82%) SLA
2 8 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.73%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (2.73%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 5 (2.27%) QA
5 4 (1.82%) NIST
6 2 (0.91%) GDPR
6 2 (0.91%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 129 (58.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 118 (53.64%) Active Directory
3 57 (25.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 56 (25.45%) Hyper-V
5 25 (11.36%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (10.00%) vSphere
7 19 (8.64%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (7.73%) Docker
9 14 (6.36%) XenApp
10 12 (5.45%) Virtual Desktop
11 11 (5.00%) vCloud
12 8 (3.64%) XenDesktop
13 7 (3.18%) VMware NSX
13 7 (3.18%) VMware Server
14 6 (2.73%) Firmware
14 6 (2.73%) Xen
15 2 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.91%) Terminal Server
16 1 (0.45%) DFS Replication
16 1 (0.45%) KVM
Systems Management
1 24 (10.91%) SCCM
2 23 (10.45%) vCenter Server
3 15 (6.82%) WSUS
4 8 (3.64%) Ansible
4 8 (3.64%) Icinga
5 6 (2.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 6 (2.73%) XenMobile
6 5 (2.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (2.27%) SCOM
7 4 (1.82%) Packer
8 3 (1.36%) Kubernetes
8 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.36%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.91%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.91%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.91%) Terraform
10 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.45%) PaperCut
10 1 (0.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 129 (58.64%) VMware
2 99 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 38 (17.27%) Veeam
4 37 (16.82%) Cisco
5 29 (13.18%) Citrix
6 27 (12.27%) HP
7 24 (10.91%) Red Hat
8 19 (8.64%) Palo Alto
9 16 (7.27%) Oracle
10 10 (4.55%) CheckPoint
11 9 (4.09%) NetApp
12 8 (3.64%) Dell
12 8 (3.64%) Meraki
13 7 (3.18%) Aruba
13 7 (3.18%) Dell Compellent
13 7 (3.18%) EMC
13 7 (3.18%) Google
13 7 (3.18%) Splunk
13 7 (3.18%) Zerto
14 6 (2.73%) 3PAR