Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 275 286 298
Rank change year-on-year +11 +12 +5
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 17 37 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.37% 0.37%
As % of the System Software category 1.43% 3.27% 3.20%
Number of salaries quoted 15 26 43
West Midlands median annual salary £34,500 £40,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +23.85% -27.78%
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,625 £28,500
90th Percentile £43,750 £50,000 £48,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.84% -9.44% +5.88%

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 1,186 1,131 1,373
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.82% 11.46% 11.65%
Number of salaries quoted 869 921 1,084
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £22,250 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,947 £56,375 £55,875
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 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 2018. 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
Warwickshire +40 4 £36,000 -
Shropshire +18 3 £30,000 +42.86% 1
Coventry +12 3 £34,500 -15.85% 1
Solihull - 3 £42,500 - 2
Staffordshire +18 2 £32,500 -8.63%
Wolverhampton +6 2 £31,500 +1.61%
Virtual Servers
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 8 (47.06%) Cisco
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (41.18%) Office 365
3 6 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
3 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 6 (35.29%) Windows
4 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (29.41%) WAN
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 5 (29.41%) ITIL
4 5 (29.41%) VMware
4 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (29.41%) DevOps
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
4 5 (29.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (23.53%) Mimecast
5 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (23.53%) Kaspersky
5 4 (23.53%) Fortinet
5 4 (23.53%) Problem Management
5 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
5 4 (23.53%) Finance
5 4 (23.53%) DNS
6 3 (17.65%) EMC
6 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
6 3 (17.65%) MPLS
6 3 (17.65%) OSPF

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 (17.65%) OpenStack
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (5.88%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (41.18%) Office 365
2 6 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (23.53%) Mimecast
4 2 (11.76%) SaaS
4 2 (11.76%) Yammer
5 1 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) WAN
2 4 (23.53%) DNS
3 3 (17.65%) BGP
3 3 (17.65%) DSL
3 3 (17.65%) EIGRP
3 3 (17.65%) MPLS
3 3 (17.65%) OSPF
4 2 (11.76%) DHCP
4 2 (11.76%) Firewall
4 2 (11.76%) LAN
4 2 (11.76%) Network Security
4 2 (11.76%) Skype
4 2 (11.76%) VoIP
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (5.88%) VLAN
5 1 (5.88%) VPN
5 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (23.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 3 (17.65%) Voice Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Voice Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Support
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Head of Service Management
4 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (17.65%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) CMDB
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 6 (35.29%) Windows
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
4 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) DevOps
1 5 (29.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
2 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (23.53%) Problem Management
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (17.65%) Service Management
3 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (11.76%) Operations Management
4 2 (11.76%) Product Management
4 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Workflow
5 1 (5.88%) Change Control
5 1 (5.88%) High Availability
5 1 (5.88%) Network Management
5 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (17.65%) CCENT
2 3 (17.65%) CCNP
2 3 (17.65%) HNC
2 3 (17.65%) HND
3 1 (5.88%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) MCSA
3 1 (5.88%) MCSE
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
2 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco UCCE
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco UCCX
1 3 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (17.65%) Packer
1 3 (17.65%) Puppet
1 3 (17.65%) SCOM
1 3 (17.65%) Terraform
2 2 (11.76%) WSUS
3 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) VMware
3 4 (23.53%) Fortinet
3 4 (23.53%) Kaspersky
4 3 (17.65%) EMC
4 3 (17.65%) Meraki
4 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
5 2 (11.76%) Dell
5 2 (11.76%) HP
5 2 (11.76%) Remedy
5 2 (11.76%) Veeam
6 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.88%) Citrix
6 1 (5.88%) Ivanti
6 1 (5.88%) Juniper
6 1 (5.88%) NetApp
6 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow
6 1 (5.88%) TOWER Software