Period
to 18 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Virtualisation Architect was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtualization Architect
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1140 1166 1247
Rank change year-on-year +26 +81 -87
Permanent jobs requiring a Virtualisation Architect 23 51 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.027% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.028% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 14 40 43
UK median annual salary £65,000 £75,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £53,625 £63,125 £49,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £87,500 £86,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £73,750 £65,000
% change year-on-year -11.86% +13.46% -7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 167288 184870 210158
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.44% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 134009 154979 174143
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Virtualisation Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Virtualisation Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Virtualisation Architect in the UK

Virtualisation Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Virtualisation Architect.

Salary trend for Virtualisation Architect in the UK

Virtualisation Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Virtualisation Architect over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Virtualisation Architect in the UK

Virtualisation Architect
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Virtualisation Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 18 October 2017. 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 +54 23 £65,000 -13.33%
UK excluding London +53 17 £65,000 -11.86% 1
South East +46 10 £65,000 -13.33%
London -7 5 £68,750 -14.06%
Midlands - 5 £57,500 -
West Midlands - 5 £57,500 -
North of England +19 3 £75,000 +25.00%
South West +11 3 £57,500 +35.29%
North West -2 3 £75,000 +25.00%

Virtualisation Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, Virtualisation Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Virtualisation Architect in the job title.

1 11 (47.83%) VMware
1 11 (47.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (34.78%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (34.78%) Validation
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
4 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (26.09%) Degree
5 4 (17.39%) Google
5 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (17.39%) Business Development
5 4 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (17.39%) Finance
5 4 (17.39%) Project Management
5 4 (17.39%) MCP
5 4 (17.39%) MCSE
5 4 (17.39%) Citrix
5 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (17.39%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (17.39%) DevOps
5 4 (17.39%) Test Planning
5 4 (17.39%) Line Management
5 4 (17.39%) VCAP
5 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
5 4 (17.39%) QA
5 4 (17.39%) System Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Time Management
5 4 (17.39%) Data Protection
5 4 (17.39%) Cloud Computing

Virtualisation Architect Skill Set
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 2 (8.70%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (17.39%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (17.39%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Multicast
1 2 (8.70%) Software-Defined Networking
1 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
1 2 (8.70%) VXLAN
1 2 (8.70%) WAN
2 1 (4.35%) SAN
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) OpenDaylight
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Validation
2 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (17.39%) Business Development
3 4 (17.39%) Customer Engagement
3 4 (17.39%) Data Protection
3 4 (17.39%) DevOps
3 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (17.39%) Line Management
3 4 (17.39%) Presales
3 4 (17.39%) Product Management
3 4 (17.39%) Project Management
3 4 (17.39%) System Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
3 4 (17.39%) Test Planning
3 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
3 4 (17.39%) Time Management
4 3 (13.04%) IT Strategy
5 2 (8.70%) Change Management
5 2 (8.70%) Creative Thinking
6 1 (4.35%) Financial Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Lisp
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Degree
2 4 (17.39%) MCP
2 4 (17.39%) MCSE
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (17.39%) VCAP
2 4 (17.39%) VCDX
2 4 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
System Software
1 11 (47.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.70%) Docker
3 2 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) VMware
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 4 (17.39%) Citrix
3 4 (17.39%) Google
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco
5 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
5 2 (8.70%) Dell
5 2 (8.70%) EqualLogic
5 2 (8.70%) HP