The table below looks at the statistics for KVM skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited KVM over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 405 356 448
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +92
Permanent jobs citing KVM 36 72 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.34% 0.009%
As % of the System Software category 1.26% 2.63% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 33 64 2
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £56,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,100 £35,000 £46,800
10% offered a salary of more than £54,900 £51,000 £65,200
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year
- -9.57%
KVM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region.

System Software Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2868 2736 2695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 13.15% 12.92% 11.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2325 2316 2349
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%

KVM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing KVM across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

KVM Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

KVM
Salary Trend in the South East

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

KVM Salary Trend in the South East

KVM
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing KVM across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

KVM Salary Histogram in the South East

KVM
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -33 16 £32,500 -23.52% 2
East Sussex -16 14 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Oxfordshire +4 2 £55,000 -
Kent +1 2 £60,000 -
Surrey -9 2 £59,000 +47.50%
KVM
England

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the South East region citing KVM 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 KVM.

1 58 (76.32%) Linux
2 42 (55.26%) Windows
3 40 (52.63%) MySQL
4 36 (47.37%) Perl
5 35 (46.05%) Configuration Management
6 33 (43.42%) VMware
6 33 (43.42%) Python
7 32 (42.11%) UNIX
8 31 (40.79%) Bash Shell
9 30 (39.47%) VMware Infrastructure
10 26 (34.21%) Open Source
11 24 (31.58%) Ubuntu
12 22 (28.95%) Red Hat
13 21 (27.63%) Ruby
13 21 (27.63%) Windows 7
13 21 (27.63%) OpenStack
13 21 (27.63%) Performance Monitoring
14 20 (26.32%) Mac OS X
14 20 (26.32%) Apache
15 19 (25.00%) VoIP
16 18 (23.68%) Workflow
17 17 (22.37%) PostgreSQL
17 17 (22.37%) RDBMS
17 17 (22.37%) Relational Database
17 17 (22.37%) Performance Tuning
17 17 (22.37%) Node.js
18 14 (18.42%) Active Directory
19 13 (17.11%) DNS
19 13 (17.11%) IIS
19 13 (17.11%) CentOS

KVM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the South East region citing KVM 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 KVM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (27.63%) OpenStack
2 20 (26.32%) Apache
3 17 (22.37%) Node.js
4 13 (17.11%) IIS
5 12 (15.79%) nginx
6 4 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (5.26%) MS Exchange
6 4 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.63%) Drupal
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (13.16%) MS Office
1 10 (13.16%) MS Visio
2 9 (11.84%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (25.00%) VoIP
2 13 (17.11%) DNS
3 10 (13.16%) Network Security
4 9 (11.84%) Internet
4 9 (11.84%) HTTP
5 7 (9.21%) Asterisk PBX
6 5 (6.58%) TCP/IP
6 5 (6.58%) SMTP
6 5 (6.58%) DHCP
6 5 (6.58%) SSL
6 5 (6.58%) Firewall
7 4 (5.26%) SAN
8 3 (3.95%) SSH
8 3 (3.95%) LDAP
8 3 (3.95%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (2.63%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.63%) VLAN
9 2 (2.63%) IPsec
9 2 (2.63%) VRRP
10 1 (1.32%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (52.63%) MySQL
2 17 (22.37%) Relational Database
2 17 (22.37%) RDBMS
2 17 (22.37%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.32%) HBase
4 1 (1.32%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.26%) Subversion
3 2 (2.63%) Bitbucket
3 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
General
1 9 (11.84%) Finance
2 8 (10.53%) Legal
3 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (47.37%) Systems Administrator
1 36 (47.37%) Administrator
2 30 (39.47%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 30 (39.47%) Linux Administrator
3 17 (22.37%) Linux Engineer
4 15 (19.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (11.84%) Linux Support
6 8 (10.53%) Linux Support Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) Support Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Server Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) Solaris Systems Administrator
9 4 (5.26%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 4 (5.26%) Windows Administrator
9 4 (5.26%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 4 (5.26%) Solaris Administrator
9 4 (5.26%) UNIX Administrator
10 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 3 (3.95%) Linux Consultant
10 3 (3.95%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) LAMP
1 3 (3.95%) Web Services
2 2 (2.63%) XML
2 2 (2.63%) Memcached
2 2 (2.63%) REST
3 1 (1.32%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.32%) Flash
3 1 (1.32%) Ajax
3 1 (1.32%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.32%) YUI
3 1 (1.32%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 26 (34.21%) Open Source
2 10 (13.16%) Management Information System
3 8 (10.53%) LPAR
4 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.95%) Mathematics
5 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.63%) Social Media
6 2 (2.63%) Clustering
7 1 (1.32%) VHDL
7 1 (1.32%) Verilog
7 1 (1.32%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 58 (76.32%) Linux
2 42 (55.26%) Windows
3 32 (42.11%) UNIX
4 24 (31.58%) Ubuntu
5 21 (27.63%) Windows 7
6 20 (26.32%) Mac OS X
7 13 (17.11%) CentOS
8 12 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (11.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (9.21%) Solaris
11 6 (7.89%) Debian
11 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (6.58%) OpenBSD
12 5 (6.58%) FreeBSD
13 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (5.26%) AIX
13 4 (5.26%) HPUX
14 3 (3.95%) Android
14 3 (3.95%) Apple iOS
15 2 (2.63%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (46.05%) Configuration Management
2 21 (27.63%) Performance Monitoring
3 18 (23.68%) Workflow
4 17 (22.37%) Performance Tuning
5 12 (15.79%) ITIL
6 11 (14.47%) Capacity Planning
7 10 (13.16%) Data Security
7 10 (13.16%) Change Management
7 10 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (13.16%) Kalman Filter
8 8 (10.53%) Validation
8 8 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (7.89%) DevOps
10 4 (5.26%) Change Control
11 3 (3.95%) Software Licensing
11 3 (3.95%) Migration
12 2 (2.63%) Scrum
12 2 (2.63%) Identity Management
12 2 (2.63%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (47.37%) Perl
2 33 (43.42%) Python
3 31 (40.79%) Bash Shell
4 21 (27.63%) Ruby
5 9 (11.84%) PHP
6 8 (10.53%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.63%) Java
8 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.32%) SQL
8 1 (1.32%) VBScript
8 1 (1.32%) VB
8 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.32%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (6.58%) CCNA
1 5 (6.58%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (6.58%) Degree
2 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.63%) RHCE
3 2 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.63%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.63%) MCSA
4 1 (1.32%) PhD
4 1 (1.32%) MCSE
4 1 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 10 (13.16%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.26%) SLA
3 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 30 (39.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (18.42%) Active Directory
3 10 (13.16%) ISA Server
4 6 (7.89%) NFS
5 4 (5.26%) XenApp
6 3 (3.95%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.63%) Squid
7 2 (2.63%) Samba
7 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.32%) VirtualBox
8 1 (1.32%) QEMU
8 1 (1.32%) Ceph
8 1 (1.32%) Firmware
8 1 (1.32%) Xen
8 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (15.79%) Puppet
2 11 (14.47%) SCCM
3 7 (9.21%) Nagios
4 6 (7.89%) Plesk
4 6 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (5.26%) ARCserve
6 3 (3.95%) Ansible
7 2 (2.63%) HAProxy
7 2 (2.63%) Check_MK
7 2 (2.63%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (2.63%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.32%) CFEngine
8 1 (1.32%) Cacti
8 1 (1.32%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (1.32%) Ganeti
8 1 (1.32%) Opsview
Vendors
1 33 (43.42%) VMware
2 22 (28.95%) Red Hat
3 12 (15.79%) Cisco
3 12 (15.79%) HP
4 10 (13.16%) McAfee
4 10 (13.16%) Websense
4 10 (13.16%) ServiceNow
5 8 (10.53%) Citrix
6 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
7 4 (5.26%) F5
7 4 (5.26%) Percona
8 3 (3.95%) Dell
9 2 (2.63%) EMC
9 2 (2.63%) IBM
10 1 (1.32%) Sun
10 1 (1.32%) BMC
10 1 (1.32%) Siemens
10 1 (1.32%) Oracle
10 1 (1.32%) Perforce
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