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 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank 317 326 319
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Permanent jobs citing VMS 3 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.027% 0.041% 0.042%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.10% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 3
Average salary - £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £34,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.00%
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
2976 3305 3453
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 27.13% 27.20% 28.82%
Number of salaries quoted 2604 2938 3183
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Clustering
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) Ubuntu
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (33.33%) XenApp
4 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
4 2 (33.33%) vSphere
4 2 (33.33%) HP SIM
4 2 (33.33%) vCloud
4 2 (33.33%) OpenStack
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) EMC
4 2 (33.33%) Apache
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) MySQL
4 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (33.33%) DAB

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 2 (33.33%) Apache
1 2 (33.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DAB
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Law
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Linux Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Server Support
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Server Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Derivative
2 1 (16.67%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Debian
4 2 (33.33%) Ubuntu
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) UNIX
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
5 1 (16.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCA
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) MCTS
1 1 (16.67%) MCITP
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) XenApp
2 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
2 2 (33.33%) vSphere
2 2 (33.33%) vCloud
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP SIM
2 1 (16.67%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (16.67%) Control-M
2 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) EMC
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Remedy
4 1 (16.67%) BMC