Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Virtualisation Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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

Virtualization Engineer
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1067 1088 1152
Rank change year-on-year +21 +64 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Virtualisation Engineer 115 137 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.064% 0.072% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.075% 0.075%
Number of salaries quoted 81 99 127
UK median annual salary £42,500 £38,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% -15.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,000 £28,600
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +6.67%

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 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Virtualisation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtualisation Engineer in the UK

Virtualisation Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Virtualisation Engineer in the UK

Virtualisation Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Virtualisation Engineer over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Virtualisation Engineer in the UK

Virtualisation Engineer
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Virtualisation Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 22 November 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 +4 111 £42,500 +14.86% 4
UK excluding London -7 65 £40,000 +11.11% 3
London +22 47 £45,000 -1.10% 1
South East +25 25 £40,000 -8.57% 1
North of England -23 24 £37,500 +4.17%
Yorkshire +2 13 £37,500 +4.17%
North West -16 11 £62,500 +62.34%
East of England +20 8 £42,500 - 2
Midlands +31 7 £42,500 +10.39%
East Midlands +39 5 - -
West Midlands +4 2 £42,500 -
Scotland -16 1 - -

Virtualisation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Virtualisation Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 88 (76.52%) VMware
1 88 (76.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (57.39%) Windows
3 60 (52.17%) Hyper-V
4 46 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 42 (36.52%) Active Directory
6 41 (35.65%) Citrix
7 38 (33.04%) Windows Server
8 37 (32.17%) Cisco
9 36 (31.30%) Microsoft Azure
10 35 (30.43%) Linux
11 32 (27.83%) Microsoft Certification
11 32 (27.83%) Amazon AWS
12 31 (26.96%) vSphere
13 30 (26.09%) SAN
14 28 (24.35%) MCSE
15 25 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
16 23 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
16 23 (20.00%) Finance
17 20 (17.39%) PowerShell
17 20 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 19 (16.52%) ITIL
19 17 (14.78%) XenDesktop
20 16 (13.91%) Google Cloud Platform
20 16 (13.91%) Red Hat
20 16 (13.91%) Banking
20 16 (13.91%) Google
21 15 (13.04%) Degree
21 15 (13.04%) DNS
21 15 (13.04%) XenApp

Virtualisation Engineer 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 10 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (5.22%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 36 (31.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (27.83%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (13.91%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (10.43%) Office 365
5 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.87%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (26.09%) SAN
2 15 (13.04%) DNS
3 12 (10.43%) DHCP
4 11 (9.57%) Firewall
4 11 (9.57%) NAS
5 10 (8.70%) TCP/IP
6 8 (6.96%) Internet
7 6 (5.22%) VSAN
8 5 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (4.35%) iSCSI
9 4 (3.48%) VPN
10 3 (2.61%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (2.61%) FCoE
10 3 (2.61%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (2.61%) MPLS
10 3 (2.61%) WAN
11 2 (1.74%) LAN
11 2 (1.74%) LDAP
11 2 (1.74%) NetScaler
11 2 (1.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.74%) Big Data
2 2 (1.74%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
General
1 23 (20.00%) Finance
2 16 (13.91%) Banking
3 11 (9.57%) Investment Banking
3 11 (9.57%) Retail Banking
4 6 (5.22%) Legal
4 6 (5.22%) Local Government
5 3 (2.61%) Retail
5 3 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.74%) Dutch Language
6 2 (1.74%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.74%) Games
6 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.74%) Military
7 1 (0.87%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.61%) Web Services
2 1 (0.87%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.17%) Data Centre
2 13 (11.30%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.22%) Replication
4 5 (4.35%) Clustering
4 5 (4.35%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.61%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.61%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.74%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.74%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.87%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.87%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 66 (57.39%) Windows
2 38 (33.04%) Windows Server
3 35 (30.43%) Linux
4 25 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (11.30%) Debian
6 13 (11.30%) Windows 10
7 11 (9.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.74%) Unix
9 2 (1.74%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.87%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (16.52%) ITIL
2 12 (10.43%) Network Virtualisation
3 11 (9.57%) Application Virtualisation
3 11 (9.57%) Asset Management
3 11 (9.57%) Wealth Management
4 10 (8.70%) DevOps
4 10 (8.70%) Product Management
4 10 (8.70%) Validation
5 9 (7.83%) Presales
6 8 (6.96%) High Availability
7 7 (6.09%) Time Management
8 5 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (4.35%) Load Balancing
8 5 (4.35%) Network Management
9 4 (3.48%) ITSM
9 4 (3.48%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (3.48%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (3.48%) Server Virtualisation
9 4 (3.48%) Task Automation
10 3 (2.61%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 14 (12.17%) Bash Shell
3 13 (11.30%) Python
4 11 (9.57%) Perl
5 6 (5.22%) Ruby
6 5 (4.35%) C
7 2 (1.74%) SQL
7 2 (1.74%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.87%) C#
8 1 (0.87%) C++
8 1 (0.87%) F#
8 1 (0.87%) Haskell
8 1 (0.87%) Java
8 1 (0.87%) ML
8 1 (0.87%) OCaml
8 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (27.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (24.35%) MCSE
3 20 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 15 (13.04%) Degree
5 11 (9.57%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (9.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (9.57%) MCSA
6 10 (8.70%) CCNA
7 8 (6.96%) MCITP
8 7 (6.09%) CCA
8 7 (6.09%) CCNP
8 7 (6.09%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (6.09%) CompTIA Security+
8 7 (6.09%) HP ASE
8 7 (6.09%) HPE ATP
8 7 (6.09%) Network+ Certification
8 7 (6.09%) Security+ Certification
9 6 (5.22%) MCP
10 4 (3.48%) VCP6
11 3 (2.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.70%) QA
2 5 (4.35%) SLA
3 1 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.87%) GCP
System Software
1 88 (76.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (52.17%) Hyper-V
3 42 (36.52%) Active Directory
4 31 (26.96%) vSphere
5 17 (14.78%) XenDesktop
6 15 (13.04%) XenApp
7 14 (12.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (12.17%) XenServer
8 10 (8.70%) KVM
9 8 (6.96%) vCloud
10 6 (5.22%) Xen
11 2 (1.74%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.74%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.87%) QEMU
12 1 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (9.57%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (9.57%) Puppet
2 10 (8.70%) Ansible
3 9 (7.83%) SCCM
4 7 (6.09%) vCenter Server
4 7 (6.09%) vRealize
5 5 (4.35%) PowerCLI
6 4 (3.48%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.61%) SCOM
8 2 (1.74%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.74%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.74%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.74%) Simpana
9 1 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 88 (76.52%) VMware
2 46 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 41 (35.65%) Citrix
4 37 (32.17%) Cisco
5 16 (13.91%) Google
5 16 (13.91%) Red Hat
6 10 (8.70%) NetApp
7 9 (7.83%) HP
8 5 (4.35%) 3PAR
9 4 (3.48%) EMC
10 3 (2.61%) Hitachi
11 2 (1.74%) Brocade
11 2 (1.74%) CommVault
11 2 (1.74%) F5
11 2 (1.74%) IBM
11 2 (1.74%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.74%) Symantec
12 1 (0.87%) Exinda
12 1 (0.87%) Ipanema Technologies
12 1 (0.87%) Kaseya