The table below looks at the statistics for VMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank 296 324 318
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -6
Permanent jobs citing VMS 6 3 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.062% 0.025% 0.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.25% 0.093% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 10
Average salary £45,000 £55,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £38,600 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £55,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £34,750 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+79.85% -36.81%
VMS
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Operating Systems Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2422 3213 3265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.16% 27.17% 27.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2082 2831 2929
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VMS across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

VMS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

VMS
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VMS across the City of London region.

VMS Salary Trend in the City of London

VMS
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VMS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

VMS Salary Histogram in the City of London

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing VMS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VMS.

1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) CentOS
3 4 (33.33%) Puppet
3 4 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (33.33%) SAN
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (25.00%) Veritas
4 3 (25.00%) SLA
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco
4 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (25.00%) BGP
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (25.00%) Firewall
4 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (25.00%) vSphere
5 2 (16.67%) Security Architecture
5 2 (16.67%) Software Architecture

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing VMS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) SAN
2 3 (25.00%) BGP
2 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (16.67%) SSH
3 2 (16.67%) iSCSI
3 2 (16.67%) NAS
4 1 (8.33%) DNS
4 1 (8.33%) SMS
4 1 (8.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
1 1 (8.33%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) VMWare Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Head of User Experience
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Wintel Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) AS400
2 2 (16.67%) Replication
2 2 (16.67%) Cryptography
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Reference Data
3 1 (8.33%) iSeries
3 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) CentOS
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (16.67%) Solaris
6 1 (8.33%) UNIX
6 1 (8.33%) AIX
6 1 (8.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) OO
2 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
2 2 (16.67%) Information Security
2 2 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Open Source
2 2 (16.67%) Security Architecture
2 2 (16.67%) Software Architecture
2 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (8.33%) Channel Management
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VB
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (16.67%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (8.33%) MCSA
3 1 (8.33%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (25.00%) vSphere
1 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (16.67%) Firmware
2 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (8.33%) VirtualBox
3 1 (8.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Puppet
1 4 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (8.33%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (8.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) Veritas
4 2 (16.67%) Fujitsu
5 1 (8.33%) F5
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (8.33%) Sophos
5 1 (8.33%) IBM
5 1 (8.33%) EMC
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) BMC
5 1 (8.33%) Novell