The table below looks at the statistics for KVM skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited KVM over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 786 813 770
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -43
Permanent jobs citing KVM 165 128 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 1.36% 0.99% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 149 83 148
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +12.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +11.11%

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

System Software Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
12147 12987 10844
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.97% 12.42% 10.52%
Number of salaries quoted 10318 10968 8957
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%

KVM
Jobs Demand Trend

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

KVM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

KVM
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing KVM within the UK.

KVM Salary Trend in the UK

KVM
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing KVM over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 within the UK.

KVM Salary Histogram in the UK

KVM
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
England +40 154 £55,000 +4.76% 25
London +35 92 £57,500 -8.00% 10
Yorkshire +27 23 £60,000 +20.00% 5
South East -17 23 £43,750 -16.66% 3
West Yorkshire +19 20 £52,500 - 4
City of London +65 18 £60,000 +23.07% 3
Leeds +8 18 £52,500 - 4
Surrey +7 15 £52,500 -12.50% 1
East of England +9 10 £32,500 -45.83% 1
Cambridge +6 9 £32,500 -45.83% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 9 £32,500 -45.83% 1
Leatherhead +1 7 £70,000 +16.66%
Wales +10 6 £40,000 -
South Wales +7 6 £40,000 -
Woking +6 6 £52,500 -12.50%
Monmouthshire - 6 £40,000 -
Oxfordshire -5 3 £35,000 -36.36%
South West -9 3 £40,000 -3.03%
Birmingham - 3 £27,500 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £27,500 - 1
Sheffield +7 2 £60,000 +20.00% 1
East Sussex +6 2 £40,000 - 1
Reading +5 2 £42,500 +41.66%
South Yorkshire +4 2 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Brighton +3 2 £40,000 - 1
Scotland -1 2 £29,000 -48.21%
Bristol -3 2 £40,000 -3.03%
Berkshire -10 2 £42,500 -19.04%
Monmouth - 2 £40,000 -
Faringdon - 2 £35,000 -

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 366 (93.61%) Linux
2 264 (67.52%) VMware
3 258 (65.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 187 (47.83%) Python
5 178 (45.52%) Bash Shell
6 174 (44.50%) Puppet
7 169 (43.22%) DevOps
8 168 (42.97%) Xen
9 146 (37.34%) Perl
10 141 (36.06%) Apache
11 140 (35.81%) Amazon AWS
12 139 (35.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 132 (33.76%) MySQL
14 130 (33.25%) Red Hat
15 128 (32.74%) CentOS
16 117 (29.92%) Opscode Chef
16 117 (29.92%) Windows
17 116 (29.67%) Agile Software Development
18 113 (28.90%) Java
19 111 (28.39%) Tomcat
20 110 (28.13%) LAMP
21 108 (27.62%) Ansible
22 104 (26.60%) Firewall
23 98 (25.06%) Configuration Management
24 84 (21.48%) Data Centre
25 82 (20.97%) TCP/IP
25 82 (20.97%) OpenStack
26 81 (20.72%) Cisco
27 78 (19.95%) Shell Script
27 78 (19.95%) Nagios

KVM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 141 (36.06%) Apache
2 111 (28.39%) Tomcat
3 82 (20.97%) OpenStack
4 62 (15.86%) nginx
5 32 (8.18%) WebSphere
6 18 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
7 17 (4.35%) WebLogic
8 16 (4.09%) Oracle Coherence
9 15 (3.84%) IIS
9 15 (3.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 14 (3.58%) CloudStack
11 10 (2.56%) Confluence
12 8 (2.05%) Jetty
13 7 (1.79%) JBoss
14 5 (1.28%) MS Exchange
15 3 (0.77%) Apache Solr
15 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
15 3 (0.77%) Node.js
16 1 (0.26%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 10 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.30%) MS Office
2 9 (2.30%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 14 (3.58%) RMDS
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 140 (35.81%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (6.91%) IaaS
3 19 (4.86%) SaaS
4 17 (4.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 15 (3.84%) IBM PureFlex
6 14 (3.58%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (3.32%) PaaS
8 11 (2.81%) Amazon S3
9 10 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (2.56%) Joyent
10 9 (2.30%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (2.05%) Google App Engine
11 8 (2.05%) HP Helion
12 6 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
14 3 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 2 (0.51%) Google Apps
16 1 (0.26%) GitHub
16 1 (0.26%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 104 (26.60%) Firewall
2 82 (20.97%) TCP/IP
3 67 (17.14%) DNS
4 54 (13.81%) SAN
4 54 (13.81%) VPN
5 45 (11.51%) NAS
6 40 (10.23%) HTTP
7 39 (9.97%) LDAP
8 36 (9.21%) WAN
9 33 (8.44%) LAN
10 29 (7.42%) iSCSI
11 27 (6.91%) VLAN
12 26 (6.65%) Fibre Channel
13 22 (5.63%) DHCP
14 21 (5.37%) Software-Defined Networking
14 21 (5.37%) SSL
15 19 (4.86%) Reverse Proxy
16 16 (4.09%) FCoE
16 16 (4.09%) Multicast
17 14 (3.58%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (33.76%) MySQL
2 37 (9.46%) SQL Server
3 35 (8.95%) Redis
4 33 (8.44%) PostgreSQL
5 26 (6.65%) MongoDB
6 25 (6.39%) Hadoop
7 18 (4.60%) OpenTSDB
8 17 (4.35%) Oracle Database
9 16 (4.09%) DB2
9 16 (4.09%) HBase
10 15 (3.84%) Oracle Exadata
10 15 (3.84%) RDBMS
10 15 (3.84%) Relational Database
11 9 (2.30%) Big Data
12 6 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (1.02%) NoSQL
13 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
15 1 (0.26%) Apache Hive
15 1 (0.26%) Infinispan
Development Applications
1 72 (18.41%) Jenkins
2 55 (14.07%) Git (software)
3 37 (9.46%) Subversion
4 32 (8.18%) JIRA
5 26 (6.65%) Vagrant
6 18 (4.60%) Maven
7 16 (4.09%) JConsole
8 13 (3.32%) Gradle
8 13 (3.32%) TeamCity
9 12 (3.07%) Ant
9 12 (3.07%) Selenium
10 10 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
11 9 (2.30%) Artifactory
11 9 (2.30%) Hudson
12 7 (1.79%) Mercurial
13 4 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
14 1 (0.26%) GCC
14 1 (0.26%) Gerrit
14 1 (0.26%) GitLab
General
1 78 (19.95%) Finance
2 37 (9.46%) Law
3 30 (7.67%) Games
4 24 (6.14%) Telecoms
5 21 (5.37%) Banking
5 21 (5.37%) Retail
6 18 (4.60%) Online Betting
7 10 (2.56%) Billing
8 9 (2.30%) Marketing
9 4 (1.02%) Advertising
10 3 (0.77%) Legal
11 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.51%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.51%) Publishing
12 1 (0.26%) Electronics
12 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 153 (39.13%) Administrator
2 135 (34.53%) Systems Administrator
3 116 (29.67%) Linux Administrator
4 110 (28.13%) Linux Engineer
5 98 (25.06%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 75 (19.18%) DevOps Engineer
7 69 (17.65%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 58 (14.83%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 37 (9.46%) Architect
10 31 (7.93%) Infrastructure Architect
11 30 (7.67%) Senior Linux Administrator
12 29 (7.42%) Solutions Architect
13 27 (6.91%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
14 26 (6.65%) Systems Engineer
15 22 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 22 (5.63%) Linux Systems Engineer
15 22 (5.63%) VMWare Administrator
16 20 (5.12%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
16 20 (5.12%) Senior Systems Administrator
17 19 (4.86%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (28.13%) LAMP
2 55 (14.07%) Web Services
3 37 (9.46%) LEMP Stack
4 30 (7.67%) Middleware
5 29 (7.42%) XML
6 26 (6.65%) RabbitMQ
7 17 (4.35%) LAPP Stack
8 15 (3.84%) HTML
8 15 (3.84%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 15 (3.84%) WebSphere MQ
8 15 (3.84%) XSLT
9 14 (3.58%) Rendezvous
9 14 (3.58%) Ultra Messaging
10 13 (3.32%) CSS
10 13 (3.32%) JSON
11 7 (1.79%) ActiveMQ
12 6 (1.53%) HornetQ
13 5 (1.28%) JMX
13 5 (1.28%) Kafka
13 5 (1.28%) VCL
Miscellaneous
1 84 (21.48%) Data Centre
2 28 (7.16%) Private Cloud
3 21 (5.37%) Online Games
4 15 (3.84%) Fintech
4 15 (3.84%) FlexPod
4 15 (3.84%) VCE vBlock
5 12 (3.07%) Public Cloud
5 12 (3.07%) Replication
6 10 (2.56%) Clustering
6 10 (2.56%) Hedge funds
7 9 (2.30%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.30%) EMC VMAX
8 7 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (1.28%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.02%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.77%) HP Storage
12 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (0.51%) Grid Computing
12 2 (0.51%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 366 (93.61%) Linux
2 139 (35.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 128 (32.74%) CentOS
4 117 (29.92%) Windows
5 56 (14.32%) Solaris
5 56 (14.32%) Unix
6 48 (12.28%) Windows Server
7 33 (8.44%) Ubuntu
8 25 (6.39%) AIX
8 25 (6.39%) SUSE
9 24 (6.14%) HPUX
10 21 (5.37%) Debian
11 20 (5.12%) Fedora
12 15 (3.84%) OS/400
12 15 (3.84%) zOS
13 14 (3.58%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (2.56%) SmartOS
16 2 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 1 (0.26%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (43.22%) DevOps
2 116 (29.67%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (25.06%) Configuration Management
4 68 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
5 53 (13.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 48 (12.28%) High Availability
7 46 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
8 45 (11.51%) E-Commerce
9 28 (7.16%) Mentoring
9 28 (7.16%) Open Source
10 27 (6.91%) Performance Tuning
11 24 (6.14%) Load Balancing
11 24 (6.14%) Network Design
12 22 (5.63%) Project Management
12 22 (5.63%) Server Building
13 21 (5.37%) ITIL
14 20 (5.12%) Kanban
14 20 (5.12%) Patch Management
14 20 (5.12%) Software Engineering
15 17 (4.35%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 187 (47.83%) Python
2 178 (45.52%) Bash Shell
3 146 (37.34%) Perl
4 113 (28.90%) Java
5 78 (19.95%) Shell Script
6 56 (14.32%) SQL
7 55 (14.07%) Ruby
8 39 (9.97%) PHP
9 29 (7.42%) JavaScript
10 26 (6.65%) AWK
11 11 (2.81%) C
12 9 (2.30%) Clojure
12 9 (2.30%) Korn
12 9 (2.30%) Scala
13 6 (1.53%) C++
13 6 (1.53%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.02%) C#
14 4 (1.02%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.51%) sed
16 1 (0.26%) Go
Qualifications
1 29 (7.42%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (7.16%) CCNA
3 26 (6.65%) Degree
4 9 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (1.79%) RHCE
6 6 (1.53%) CCNP
7 5 (1.28%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.28%) PMP
8 4 (1.02%) LPIC
8 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.77%) RHCSA
10 2 (0.51%) CCIE
10 2 (0.51%) HND
10 2 (0.51%) MCSE
10 2 (0.51%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.26%) CCDE
11 1 (0.26%) CCSP
11 1 (0.26%) CEH
11 1 (0.26%) VCAP
11 1 (0.26%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.81%) QA
2 6 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.28%) COBIT
3 5 (1.28%) ISO 14001
3 5 (1.28%) SLA
4 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.26%) JTAG
5 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 258 (65.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 168 (42.97%) Xen
3 68 (17.39%) Docker
4 51 (13.04%) NFS
5 50 (12.79%) Hyper-V
6 39 (9.97%) Active Directory
7 29 (7.42%) LXC
8 27 (6.91%) QEMU
9 22 (5.63%) XenServer
10 20 (5.12%) RHEV
11 18 (4.60%) Samba
12 17 (4.35%) vSphere
13 16 (4.09%) SRDF
14 15 (3.84%) iptables
14 15 (3.84%) Oracle RAC
15 10 (2.56%) Corosync
15 10 (2.56%) VMware ESX
16 9 (2.30%) Firmware
16 9 (2.30%) Varnish
17 8 (2.05%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 174 (44.50%) Puppet
2 117 (29.92%) Opscode Chef
3 108 (27.62%) Ansible
4 78 (19.95%) Nagios
5 36 (9.21%) Zenoss
6 26 (6.65%) ZABBIX
7 22 (5.63%) yum
8 18 (4.60%) Munin
8 18 (4.60%) Packer
8 18 (4.60%) Riemann
9 17 (4.35%) Tivoli
10 16 (4.09%) Graphite
10 16 (4.09%) Pacemaker
11 15 (3.84%) Cacti
11 15 (3.84%) Salt
12 13 (3.32%) logstash
13 12 (3.07%) Oracle ZFS
14 7 (1.79%) CFEngine
14 7 (1.79%) OpenNMS
15 6 (1.53%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 264 (67.52%) VMware
2 130 (33.25%) Red Hat
3 81 (20.72%) Cisco
4 77 (19.69%) Oracle
5 58 (14.83%) NetApp
6 47 (12.02%) Microsoft
7 41 (10.49%) EMC
7 41 (10.49%) HP
8 37 (9.46%) Citrix
9 36 (9.21%) IBM
10 34 (8.70%) Percona
11 24 (6.14%) CA
12 23 (5.88%) Intel
12 23 (5.88%) Juniper
13 18 (4.60%) Sybase
14 16 (4.09%) Symantec
15 15 (3.84%) BMC
15 15 (3.84%) Brocade
15 15 (3.84%) CheckPoint
16 14 (3.58%) DataSynapse
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
First Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
GCS
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent career progression
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 5 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Full Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £60,000 + benefits + options
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Robert Half
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Life Cover
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
First Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
First Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
East London
Talent Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago