The table below looks at the statistics for VMS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank - 155 145
Permanent jobs citing VMS 0 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.63% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 4
Average salary - £42,500 £53,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -20.93%
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £39,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+22.29% -1.87%
VMS
UK

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

Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
742 955 734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.10% 29.24% 25.44%
Number of salaries quoted 442 583 460
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £35,420
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +10.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

VMS Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

VMS
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

VMS Salary Trend in Scotland

VMS
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation

VMS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Software Test Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB