Period
to 17 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 256 284 294
Rank change year-on-year +28 +10 -17
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 16 35 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.36% 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 1.33% 2.84% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 13 33 33
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £31,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.84% -4.62% -18.75%
10th Percentile £27,500 £20,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £44,900 £42,500 £48,600
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -9.09% +3.53%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,206 1,232 1,235
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.54% 12.64% 11.70%
Number of salaries quoted 871 923 935
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -4.11%
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £56,450
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

Virtual Servers
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Virtual Servers as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Servers in the West Midlands

Virtual Servers
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Virtual Servers in the West Midlands

Virtual Servers
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Servers in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Virtual Servers in the West Midlands

Virtual Servers
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 Virtual Servers within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 January 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
Birmingham -1 5 £44,000 +47.28% 1
Solihull - 4 £42,500 -
Staffordshire +25 3 £32,500 -8.63%
Shropshire +5 3 £30,000 +42.86% 1
Coventry +21 1 £32,000 -19.50%
Virtual Servers
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Virtual Servers.

1 9 (56.25%) Linux
2 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (43.75%) Windows
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
4 6 (37.50%) DevOps
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 6 (37.50%) Problem Management
4 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (37.50%) Service Management
4 6 (37.50%) VMware
5 5 (31.25%) Backup Exec
5 5 (31.25%) MCSE
5 5 (31.25%) MCSA
5 5 (31.25%) SQL
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (31.25%) SCCM
5 5 (31.25%) WSUS
5 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (31.25%) Office 365
5 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (18.75%) NetBackup
7 3 (18.75%) Remedy
7 3 (18.75%) Workflow
7 3 (18.75%) Finance

Virtual Servers
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 3 (18.75%) OpenStack
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (31.25%) Office 365
2 3 (18.75%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) SaaS
2 3 (18.75%) Yammer
3 2 (12.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) NAS
1 3 (18.75%) SAN
1 3 (18.75%) Skype
1 3 (18.75%) VoIP
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) Network Security
2 2 (12.50%) VPN
2 2 (12.50%) Wireless
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (6.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) UniData
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) IT Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) Storage Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Head of Service Management
2 3 (18.75%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 3 (18.75%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Implementation Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Network Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Network Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Software Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (18.75%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) CMDB
3 1 (6.25%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Linux
2 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
3 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (37.50%) DevOps
2 6 (37.50%) Problem Management
2 6 (37.50%) Service Management
3 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (18.75%) Data Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (18.75%) Operations Management
5 3 (18.75%) Product Management
5 3 (18.75%) Project Management
5 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
5 3 (18.75%) Strategic Planning
5 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 3 (18.75%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (18.75%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) MCSA
1 5 (31.25%) MCSE
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (18.75%) CCENT
3 2 (12.50%) HNC
3 2 (12.50%) HND
4 1 (6.25%) CCNA
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.25%) VCP4
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Backup Exec
1 5 (31.25%) SCCM
1 5 (31.25%) WSUS
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (18.75%) NetBackup
2 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (18.75%) Packer
2 3 (18.75%) Puppet
2 3 (18.75%) SCOM
2 3 (18.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) VMware
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco
3 3 (18.75%) EMC
3 3 (18.75%) Ivanti
3 3 (18.75%) NetApp
3 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
3 3 (18.75%) Remedy
3 3 (18.75%) ServiceNow
4 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
4 2 (12.50%) Kaspersky
4 2 (12.50%) Symantec
4 2 (12.50%) Veeam
5 1 (6.25%) Apple
5 1 (6.25%) Aruba
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Juniper
5 1 (6.25%) Mitel
5 1 (6.25%) ProCurve
5 1 (6.25%) SAP