The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Microsoft Virtual Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Virtual Server over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Virtual Server
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 211 242 208
Rank change year-on-year +31 -34  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 4 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.085% 0.065% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 0.88% 0.62% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 8
Median salary £35,250 £31,000 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.70% -8.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £29,800 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £47,150 £38,200 £44,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.85%  

Microsoft Virtual Server is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 453 644 550
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 9.59% 10.46% 10.71%
Number of salaries quoted 378 506 466
Median salary £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

Microsoft Virtual Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Microsoft Virtual Server as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in the West Midlands

Microsoft Virtual Server
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in the West Midlands

Microsoft Virtual Server
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Virtual Server in the West Midlands

Microsoft Virtual Server
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +18 4 £35,250 +16.52%
Microsoft Virtual Server
England

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Virtual Server.

1 10 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (80.00%) Windows
3 8 (80.00%) VMware
3 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
4 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (50.00%) SCCM
6 5 (50.00%) DHCP
6 5 (50.00%) DNS
6 5 (50.00%) Office 365
6 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
7 4 (40.00%) Patch Management
7 4 (40.00%) Server Patching
7 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (40.00%) Cisco
7 4 (40.00%) MCSE
7 4 (40.00%) MCSA
7 4 (40.00%) SQL
7 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
7 4 (40.00%) SolarWinds
8 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
8 3 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (30.00%) Linux
8 3 (30.00%) ITIL

Microsoft Virtual Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (50.00%) Office 365
3 1 (10.00%) IaaS
3 1 (10.00%) PaaS
3 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) DHCP
1 5 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Storage Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Storage Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (10.00%) Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (10.00%) Android
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
1 4 (40.00%) Patch Management
1 4 (40.00%) Server Patching
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (10.00%) BCP
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (10.00%) Network Management
4 1 (10.00%) Presales
4 1 (10.00%) Process Management
4 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Remediation Plan
4 1 (10.00%) Security Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) MCSA
1 4 (40.00%) MCSE
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (20.00%) NCDA
3 2 (20.00%) NCIE
3 2 (20.00%) NCSA
4 1 (10.00%) DBS Check
4 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (10.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) SCVMM
2 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) VMware
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco
3 4 (40.00%) SolarWinds
4 3 (30.00%) NetApp
5 1 (10.00%) Apple
5 1 (10.00%) Dell
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Sophos