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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 3 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Servers
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 761 573 295
Rank change year-on-year -188 -278 +57
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Servers 117 45 12
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.15% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 0.76% 0.61% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 107 37 12
10th Percentile £35,000 £21,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,000 £22,000 £39,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £37,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +40.00% -31.82% +4.76%
75th Percentile £67,500 £43,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £75,250 £64,750 -
UK median annual salary £46,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.71% -1.18% -

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 with a WFH option and a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 15,483 7,332 1,703
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 19.53% 19.51% 19.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7,983 5,910 1,481
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - - -4.00%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,263 £93,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Virtual Servers
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Virtual Servers as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Virtual Servers trend for jobs with a WFH option

Virtual Servers
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Virtual Servers.

Virtual Servers salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Virtual Servers
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Virtual Servers over the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

Virtual Servers salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, Virtual Servers job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Virtual Servers.

1 57 (48.72%) Microsoft
2 56 (47.86%) Azure
3 54 (46.15%) AWS
4 49 (41.88%) Microsoft 365
5 44 (37.61%) DevOps
5 44 (37.61%) Active Directory
6 43 (36.75%) VMware
6 43 (36.75%) VMware Infrastructure
7 42 (35.90%) Windows
8 39 (33.33%) ITIL
8 39 (33.33%) DNS
9 38 (32.48%) Kubernetes
10 36 (30.77%) DHCP
11 35 (29.91%) Test Automation
12 34 (29.06%) Windows Server
13 33 (28.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 32 (27.35%) Terraform
15 30 (25.64%) Infrastructure Automation
15 30 (25.64%) Amazon ECS
15 30 (25.64%) Amazon EC2
15 30 (25.64%) Agile
15 30 (25.64%) Business Intelligence
15 30 (25.64%) Web Services
16 28 (23.93%) Cisco
16 28 (23.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 25 (21.37%) Linux
18 24 (20.51%) Social Skills
19 23 (19.66%) SAN
19 23 (19.66%) Firewall
20 22 (18.80%) Docker

Virtual Servers
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 17 (14.53%) IIS
2 14 (11.97%) Apache
3 9 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 9 (7.69%) WordPress
4 6 (5.13%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.13%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.71%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (14.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.27%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.85%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 56 (47.86%) Azure
2 54 (46.15%) AWS
3 49 (41.88%) Microsoft 365
4 30 (25.64%) Amazon EC2
4 30 (25.64%) Amazon ECS
5 18 (15.38%) SaaS
6 11 (9.40%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (9.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 10 (8.55%) Amazon S3
8 9 (7.69%) Google Workspace
9 7 (5.98%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (5.98%) OneDrive
10 5 (4.27%) IaaS
11 4 (3.42%) PaaS
11 4 (3.42%) Power Platform
11 4 (3.42%) PowerApps
12 2 (1.71%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (1.71%) Mimecast
12 2 (1.71%) Nutanix
12 2 (1.71%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 39 (33.33%) DNS
2 36 (30.77%) DHCP
3 23 (19.66%) Firewall
3 23 (19.66%) SAN
4 16 (13.68%) VPN
5 14 (11.97%) TCP/IP
5 14 (11.97%) VLAN
5 14 (11.97%) WAN
6 12 (10.26%) VoIP
7 11 (9.40%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (8.55%) NAS
9 9 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (7.69%) IPsec
9 9 (7.69%) SSL
10 6 (5.13%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (5.13%) LAN
11 5 (4.27%) Network Security
12 4 (3.42%) Unified Communications
13 3 (2.56%) Internet
13 3 (2.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.53%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.98%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.27%) GoCD
1 5 (4.27%) Jenkins
1 5 (4.27%) Oracle APEX
1 5 (4.27%) Oracle Forms
General
1 24 (20.51%) Social Skills
2 15 (12.82%) Finance
3 10 (8.55%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.98%) Public Sector
5 6 (5.13%) Manufacturing
5 6 (5.13%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.27%) Billing
6 5 (4.27%) Electronics
6 5 (4.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 5 (4.27%) Marketing
7 3 (2.56%) Legal
7 3 (2.56%) Publishing
7 3 (2.56%) Retail
8 1 (0.85%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 23 (19.66%) Cloud Engineer
1 23 (19.66%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (17.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (13.68%) AWS Engineer
4 15 (12.82%) Support Engineer
5 14 (11.97%) AWS DevOps
5 14 (11.97%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 9 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 9 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (5.98%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (5.13%) Analyst
8 6 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (5.13%) Senior Technical Analyst
8 6 (5.13%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (4.27%) Administrator
9 5 (4.27%) Applications Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Applications Specialist
9 5 (4.27%) Applications Support
9 5 (4.27%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (25.64%) Web Services
2 4 (3.42%) LDAP
3 3 (2.56%) .NET
3 3 (2.56%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (2.56%) CSS
3 3 (2.56%) FFmpeg
3 3 (2.56%) HTML
3 3 (2.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.69%) Smartphone
3 8 (6.84%) User Experience
4 7 (5.98%) Management Information System
5 6 (5.13%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (3.42%) Biotechnology
6 4 (3.42%) Cloud Native
7 3 (2.56%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.56%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.56%) Video\Live Streaming
8 2 (1.71%) PKI
8 2 (1.71%) Replication
9 1 (0.85%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 42 (35.90%) Windows
2 34 (29.06%) Windows Server
3 25 (21.37%) Linux
4 12 (10.26%) Windows 10
5 11 (9.40%) AIX
5 11 (9.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (7.69%) Android
6 9 (7.69%) Mac OS
6 9 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (6.84%) Windows Server 2019
8 7 (5.98%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (5.13%) Unix
10 1 (0.85%) CentOS
10 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (37.61%) DevOps
2 39 (33.33%) ITIL
3 35 (29.91%) Test Automation
4 33 (28.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 30 (25.64%) Agile
5 30 (25.64%) Business Intelligence
5 30 (25.64%) Infrastructure Automation
6 20 (17.09%) Ad Operations
7 16 (13.68%) IT Strategy
8 14 (11.97%) Business Continuity
9 13 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (11.11%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 11 (9.40%) Capacity Planning
10 11 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (9.40%) Service Delivery
11 10 (8.55%) CI/CD
11 10 (8.55%) Kalman Filter
11 10 (8.55%) Mobile Device Management
12 9 (7.69%) Patch Management
12 9 (7.69%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.97%) PowerShell
2 11 (9.40%) SQL
3 6 (5.13%) Java
4 4 (3.42%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.56%) C#
6 1 (0.85%) Bash
6 1 (0.85%) Python
6 1 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (11.97%) Degree
2 8 (6.84%) MCSE
2 8 (6.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (5.98%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (5.13%) CCNA
4 6 (5.13%) CCNP
5 5 (4.27%) DBS Check
5 5 (4.27%) MCSA
5 5 (4.27%) NCDA
5 5 (4.27%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.27%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.71%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.85%) CCA
7 1 (0.85%) CISSP
7 1 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.13%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (4.27%) QA
3 5 (4.27%) SLA
4 1 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 44 (37.61%) Active Directory
2 43 (36.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (23.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 22 (18.80%) Docker
5 13 (11.11%) Hyper-V
6 8 (6.84%) vSphere
7 4 (3.42%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.71%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.85%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 38 (32.48%) Kubernetes
2 32 (27.35%) Terraform
3 9 (7.69%) cPanel
3 9 (7.69%) Jamf Pro
3 9 (7.69%) SCCM
4 7 (5.98%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (5.98%) WSUS
5 6 (5.13%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 5 (4.27%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.85%) Ansible
7 1 (0.85%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.85%) Nagios
7 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.85%) Puppet
7 1 (0.85%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 57 (48.72%) Microsoft
2 43 (36.75%) VMware
3 28 (23.93%) Cisco
4 16 (13.68%) Oracle
5 15 (12.82%) Meraki
6 11 (9.40%) Google
7 10 (8.55%) Apple
8 9 (7.69%) Citrix
9 6 (5.13%) NetApp
10 5 (4.27%) SAP
10 5 (4.27%) SonicWALL
10 5 (4.27%) Veeam
11 4 (3.42%) Dell
11 4 (3.42%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.56%) CheckPoint
12 3 (2.56%) Fortinet
12 3 (2.56%) Fujitsu
12 3 (2.56%) IBM
12 3 (2.56%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.56%) Wyse