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

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 735 724 806
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +82
Permanent jobs citing KVM 167 160 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.083%
As % of the System Software category 1.26% 1.39% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 117 131 81
Average salary £50,000 £43,500 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.94% -11.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -13.26%

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
13247 11520 11880
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.64% 10.52% 10.34%
Number of salaries quoted 11203 9614 10244
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%

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 27 November 2014 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 27 November 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
England -21 166 £50,000 +14.94% 26
London +36 91 £50,000 +5.26% 17
South East -46 34 £43,750 +2.94% 5
Berkshire -16 15 £43,000 +1.17% 2
City of London +37 14 £45,000 +16.12% 5
Surrey -8 12 £59,000 +26.88% 2
East of England -33 12 £60,000 +39.53% 1
North West +4 11 £82,500 +107.54%
Manchester -3 10 - -
Cambridgeshire +8 9 £60,000 +33.33%
Cambridge +2 9 £60,000 +33.33%
Yorkshire -34 9 - - 3
Leatherhead -7 8 £55,000 +18.27% 1
East Sussex +1 7 £40,000 -
Brighton -5 7 £40,000 -
Leeds - 7 - -
West Yorkshire - 7 - -
South West -10 6 £35,000 -
Reading -10 5 £33,750 -20.58%
Bristol - 4 - -
Slough -14 3 £30,500 -25.60% 2
Hertfordshire -32 3 £50,000 +16.27% 1
Bracknell - 3 £55,500 -
Poole -6 2 £35,000 -
Dorset -15 2 £35,000 -
Maidenhead -18 2 £47,500 +9.82%
York - 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
East Midlands +13 1 £57,500 -28.12%
Nottinghamshire - 1 £57,500 -

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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.

1 365 (90.35%) Linux
2 236 (58.42%) VMware
3 231 (57.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 225 (55.69%) MySQL
5 208 (51.49%) Windows
5 208 (51.49%) Puppet
6 196 (48.51%) Python
7 174 (43.07%) Perl
8 172 (42.57%) Ruby
9 151 (37.38%) Apache
10 149 (36.88%) Bash Shell
11 148 (36.63%) Opscode Chef
12 142 (35.15%) Nagios
13 124 (30.69%) Ubuntu
14 122 (30.20%) Red Hat
15 117 (28.96%) Cisco
15 117 (28.96%) Xen
16 114 (28.22%) Configuration Management
17 109 (26.98%) DevOps
18 104 (25.74%) nginx
18 104 (25.74%) TCP/IP
19 101 (25.00%) Git (software)
20 97 (24.01%) Open Source
21 96 (23.76%) HP
22 93 (23.02%) UNIX
23 90 (22.28%) PostgreSQL
24 89 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
25 86 (21.29%) Tomcat
25 86 (21.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 84 (20.79%) MongoDB

KVM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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
1 151 (37.38%) Apache
2 104 (25.74%) nginx
3 86 (21.29%) Tomcat
4 70 (17.33%) OpenStack
5 58 (14.36%) IIS
6 56 (13.86%) WebLogic
7 40 (9.90%) WebSphere
8 35 (8.66%) JBoss
9 28 (6.93%) Node.js
10 27 (6.68%) Elasticsearch
10 27 (6.68%) Apache Solr
11 26 (6.44%) Jetty
12 15 (3.71%) MS Exchange
12 15 (3.71%) CloudStack
13 12 (2.97%) Lync
14 4 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.99%) Drupal
15 2 (0.50%) EPiServer CMS
15 2 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 24 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.49%) MS Office
3 5 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.50%) Stata
4 2 (0.50%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) RMDS
1 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 55 (13.61%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (9.90%) Cloud Computing
3 36 (8.91%) IaaS
4 29 (7.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 27 (6.68%) PaaS
6 15 (3.71%) SaaS
7 9 (2.23%) Joyent
8 7 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (1.24%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.25%) Terremark
10 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 104 (25.74%) TCP/IP
2 65 (16.09%) SAN
3 50 (12.38%) Firewall
4 39 (9.65%) DNS
5 33 (8.17%) DHCP
6 31 (7.67%) BIG-IP
7 27 (6.68%) HTTP
8 25 (6.19%) Internet
9 24 (5.94%) NAS
10 22 (5.45%) VoIP
11 21 (5.20%) SSL
11 21 (5.20%) SSH
11 21 (5.20%) NetScaler
11 21 (5.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 20 (4.95%) LDAP
13 19 (4.70%) VPN
14 14 (3.47%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (3.22%) Network Security
15 13 (3.22%) Wireless
16 12 (2.97%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (55.69%) MySQL
2 90 (22.28%) PostgreSQL
3 84 (20.79%) MongoDB
4 83 (20.54%) SQL Server
5 48 (11.88%) Relational Database
6 46 (11.39%) DB2
7 39 (9.65%) Hadoop
8 37 (9.16%) RDBMS
9 21 (5.20%) Oracle Exadata
9 21 (5.20%) Oracle Database
10 20 (4.95%) NoSQL
11 12 (2.97%) Redis
12 10 (2.48%) Riak
13 6 (1.49%) Big Data
14 3 (0.74%) MariaDB
15 2 (0.50%) HBase
16 1 (0.25%) BigTable
16 1 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
16 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 101 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 73 (18.07%) Subversion
3 57 (14.11%) Jenkins
4 26 (6.44%) TeamCity
5 15 (3.71%) Maven
6 13 (3.22%) LLVM
6 13 (3.22%) GCC
7 10 (2.48%) Hudson
7 10 (2.48%) Artifactory
8 7 (1.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (1.73%) Bugzilla
8 7 (1.73%) Juju
9 6 (1.49%) JIRA
10 2 (0.50%) LabVIEW
10 2 (0.50%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.25%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.25%) Trac
General
1 40 (9.90%) Finance
2 26 (6.44%) Music Industry
3 23 (5.69%) Telecoms
4 18 (4.46%) Law
5 12 (2.97%) Legal
6 11 (2.72%) Advertising
7 7 (1.73%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.24%) Games
8 5 (1.24%) Retail
9 4 (0.99%) Marketing
10 2 (0.50%) Welsh Language
10 2 (0.50%) Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Electronics
11 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 190 (47.03%) Administrator
2 147 (36.39%) Systems Administrator
3 145 (35.89%) Linux Administrator
4 95 (23.51%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 46 (11.39%) Linux Engineer
6 40 (9.90%) Architect
7 34 (8.42%) Infrastructure Architect
8 30 (7.43%) DevOps Engineer
9 27 (6.68%) Operations Engineer
10 25 (6.19%) Web Engineer
10 25 (6.19%) Systems Engineer
11 23 (5.69%) Solutions Architect
12 21 (5.20%) Support Engineer
12 21 (5.20%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 20 (4.95%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
14 18 (4.46%) Windows Administrator
15 16 (3.96%) Software Engineer
16 15 (3.71%) Linux Support
16 15 (3.71%) Senior Systems Administrator
17 14 (3.47%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (14.11%) LAMP
2 44 (10.89%) Web Services
3 30 (7.43%) XML
4 26 (6.44%) .NET
4 26 (6.44%) ASP.NET
5 22 (5.45%) Middleware
6 21 (5.20%) WebSphere MQ
7 18 (4.46%) Ruby on Rails
7 18 (4.46%) Django
8 13 (3.22%) JSON
9 10 (2.48%) JMX
9 10 (2.48%) HornetQ
10 7 (1.73%) RESTful
11 4 (0.99%) Spring
12 3 (0.74%) HTML
12 3 (0.74%) REST
12 3 (0.74%) libvirt
13 2 (0.50%) Memcached
13 2 (0.50%) Ajax
14 1 (0.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 97 (24.01%) Open Source
2 67 (16.58%) Computer Science
3 31 (7.67%) Replication
4 26 (6.44%) Blackberry
5 25 (6.19%) Clustering
6 24 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (5.20%) FlexPod
8 20 (4.95%) Digital Media
9 15 (3.71%) Mathematics
10 12 (2.97%) LPAR
11 11 (2.72%) Physics
11 11 (2.72%) Management Information System
12 9 (2.23%) IPTV
13 7 (1.73%) Data Structures
14 5 (1.24%) Telematics
14 5 (1.24%) Smartphone
15 4 (0.99%) PKI
15 4 (0.99%) Mobile App
16 2 (0.50%) EqualLogic
16 2 (0.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 365 (90.35%) Linux
2 208 (51.49%) Windows
3 124 (30.69%) Ubuntu
4 93 (23.02%) UNIX
5 86 (21.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 73 (18.07%) CentOS
7 69 (17.08%) Debian
8 59 (14.60%) Solaris
9 48 (11.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 41 (10.15%) SUSE
11 40 (9.90%) AIX
12 27 (6.68%) Windows 7
13 25 (6.19%) HPUX
14 22 (5.45%) Mac OS X
15 21 (5.20%) zOS
15 21 (5.20%) OS/400
16 19 (4.70%) OpenBSD
16 19 (4.70%) FreeBSD
17 12 (2.97%) Android
18 11 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (28.22%) Configuration Management
2 109 (26.98%) DevOps
3 89 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (19.31%) Performance Tuning
5 67 (16.58%) ITIL
6 39 (9.65%) Load Balancing
7 29 (7.18%) Disaster Recovery
8 27 (6.68%) Software Engineering
9 26 (6.44%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (6.44%) Build Automation
9 26 (6.44%) Capacity Planning
10 24 (5.94%) E-Commerce
11 22 (5.45%) Mentoring
12 21 (5.20%) Coaching
12 21 (5.20%) Business Continuity
12 21 (5.20%) Workflow
12 21 (5.20%) Statistical Analysis
12 21 (5.20%) Infrastructure Management
13 19 (4.70%) Performance Monitoring
14 15 (3.71%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 196 (48.51%) Python
2 174 (43.07%) Perl
3 172 (42.57%) Ruby
4 149 (36.88%) Bash Shell
5 81 (20.05%) Java
6 74 (18.32%) Shell Script
7 63 (15.59%) PHP
8 42 (10.40%) SQL
9 35 (8.66%) PowerShell
10 10 (2.48%) C
11 9 (2.23%) AWK
12 6 (1.49%) C++
12 6 (1.49%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.99%) sed
14 3 (0.74%) Korn
14 3 (0.74%) Embedded C
15 2 (0.50%) C#
15 2 (0.50%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 49 (12.13%) Degree
2 24 (5.94%) CCNA
2 24 (5.94%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (4.70%) RHCE
4 17 (4.21%) RHCSA
5 13 (3.22%) LPIC
5 13 (3.22%) Linux+ Certification
6 11 (2.72%) Security Cleared
7 10 (2.48%) CCNP
8 7 (1.73%) PMP
8 7 (1.73%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.99%) MCSE
9 4 (0.99%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.50%) MCITP
11 2 (0.50%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.50%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.50%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.67%) QA
2 11 (2.72%) SLA
3 6 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (1.49%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.99%) ISO 14001
4 4 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.99%) COBIT
5 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
System Software
1 231 (57.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 117 (28.96%) Xen
3 56 (13.86%) Hyper-V
4 43 (10.64%) Varnish
5 36 (8.91%) Snort
6 35 (8.66%) NFS
7 31 (7.67%) Samba
8 30 (7.43%) Active Directory
9 24 (5.94%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (4.70%) Ceph
11 17 (4.21%) XenServer
12 16 (3.96%) LXC
12 16 (3.96%) QEMU
13 15 (3.71%) Postfix
14 13 (3.22%) Sendmail
15 12 (2.97%) vSphere
16 8 (1.98%) XenApp
17 5 (1.24%) ISA Server
17 5 (1.24%) RHEV
18 4 (0.99%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 208 (51.49%) Puppet
2 148 (36.63%) Opscode Chef
3 142 (35.15%) Nagios
4 70 (17.33%) ZABBIX
5 61 (15.10%) Cacti
6 49 (12.13%) HAProxy
7 35 (8.66%) Ansible
8 31 (7.67%) Salt
9 28 (6.93%) logstash
9 28 (6.93%) StatsD
10 26 (6.44%) Kibana
11 24 (5.94%) CFEngine
12 21 (5.20%) Tivoli
13 19 (4.70%) SCCM
14 16 (3.96%) Check_MK
15 13 (3.22%) Ganglia
16 12 (2.97%) Munin
17 9 (2.23%) Vagrant
18 7 (1.73%) Plesk
19 6 (1.49%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 236 (58.42%) VMware
2 122 (30.20%) Red Hat
3 117 (28.96%) Cisco
4 96 (23.76%) HP
5 61 (15.10%) Juniper
6 60 (14.85%) Oracle
7 49 (12.13%) Microsoft
8 48 (11.88%) Citrix
9 37 (9.16%) NetApp
10 36 (8.91%) Sony
11 35 (8.66%) Dell
12 34 (8.42%) IBM
13 28 (6.93%) EMC
14 26 (6.44%) BMC
14 26 (6.44%) Toshiba
14 26 (6.44%) Apple
14 26 (6.44%) New Relic
15 21 (5.20%) F5
15 21 (5.20%) CheckPoint
15 21 (5.20%) Symantec
London
World First
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + attractive benefits package
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum + bonus benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 60,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Redblade Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
7digital
Salary: Attractive Basic + Share Options + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000 + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Profile 29 Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits (see advert)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 42,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + bens and bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Ticketmaster UK
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Maidstone
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £24000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
West London
Nativ Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE + Benefits + Share Options
Posted: 15 days ago
North Yorkshire
Interquest - IQ ERP
Posted: 16 days ago
Docklands
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago