The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 695 703 785
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +82
Permanent jobs citing KVM 211 173 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.090%
As % of the System Software category 1.72% 1.61% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 154 149 88
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £35,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -22.22%
System Software Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
12263 10766 11209
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.55% 9.89% 9.50%
Number of salaries quoted 10190 9181 9621
Average salary £41,000 £42,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.38% -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -10 200 £47,500 +11.76% 25
London -1 122 £47,500 -9.52% 13
South East -19 42 £41,250 +3.12% 2
City of London +14 26 £45,000 +28.57% 2
East of England -1 25 £55,000 +34.14% 7
Berkshire -9 18 £42,250 +5.62%
Cambridgeshire +15 15 £55,000 +34.14% 5
Cambridge +8 15 £55,000 +34.14% 5
Brighton -23 10 £40,000 +25.00%
East Sussex -24 10 £40,000 +25.00%
Slough - 9 £45,000 -
Buckinghamshire +6 8 - -
Milton Keynes - 8 - -
Hertfordshire -16 6 £57,500 +130.00% 2
Reading -24 6 £38,750 -3.12%
Hemel Hempstead -6 5 £57,500 +142.10% 1
Suffolk - 4 £50,000 -
North West +8 3 £19,000 -41.53% 1
Manchester +2 3 £19,000 -41.53% 1
Ipswich - 3 £46,250 -
Bury - 3 £19,000 -
Surrey - 3 £46,875 - 1
Nottinghamshire +3 2 £40,750 +126.38% 1
Nottingham -3 2 £40,750 +126.38% 1
East Midlands -6 2 £40,750 +126.38% 1
South West -10 2 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £45,000 -
North East - 2 £45,000 -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £45,000 -

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 394 (86.40%) Linux
2 227 (49.78%) Puppet
3 203 (44.52%) MySQL
4 200 (43.86%) VMware
5 198 (43.42%) Windows
6 192 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 181 (39.69%) Python
8 179 (39.25%) Opscode Chef
9 168 (36.84%) Perl
10 159 (34.87%) Apache
11 136 (29.82%) UNIX
12 134 (29.39%) Ruby
13 129 (28.29%) DevOps
13 129 (28.29%) Configuration Management
14 127 (27.85%) Red Hat
15 122 (26.75%) Bash Shell
16 117 (25.66%) Ubuntu
17 116 (25.44%) SAN
18 114 (25.00%) TCP/IP
19 107 (23.46%) CentOS
20 104 (22.81%) Java
21 101 (22.15%) Xen
22 93 (20.39%) Cisco
22 93 (20.39%) Shell Script
23 92 (20.18%) Tomcat
23 92 (20.18%) Firewall
24 91 (19.96%) Agile Software Development
25 90 (19.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 89 (19.52%) Hyper-V
26 89 (19.52%) DNS

KVM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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
1 159 (34.87%) Apache
2 92 (20.18%) Tomcat
3 80 (17.54%) OpenStack
4 78 (17.11%) nginx
5 65 (14.25%) IIS
6 40 (8.77%) WebLogic
7 38 (8.33%) MS Exchange
8 30 (6.58%) WebSphere
9 29 (6.36%) Apache Solr
9 29 (6.36%) Elasticsearch
10 20 (4.39%) CloudStack
11 15 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2013
11 15 (3.29%) Node.js
12 14 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2003
12 14 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2007
13 10 (2.19%) Jetty
14 8 (1.75%) SharePoint
14 8 (1.75%) Lync
15 7 (1.54%) Drupal
16 5 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 38 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.73%) MS Office
3 16 (3.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Summit
2 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 73 (16.01%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (9.87%) Cloud Computing
3 39 (8.55%) IaaS
4 30 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 28 (6.14%) PaaS
6 17 (3.73%) SaaS
7 9 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.10%) Joyent
9 4 (0.88%) GitHub
9 4 (0.88%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 116 (25.44%) SAN
2 114 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 92 (20.18%) Firewall
4 89 (19.52%) DNS
5 78 (17.11%) VPN
6 54 (11.84%) Reverse Proxy
7 46 (10.09%) BIG-IP
8 40 (8.77%) LDAP
9 35 (7.68%) Internet
10 29 (6.36%) DHCP
10 29 (6.36%) HTTP
11 27 (5.92%) SSL
11 27 (5.92%) Network Security
11 27 (5.92%) NAS
12 23 (5.04%) SSH
13 22 (4.82%) NetScaler
14 21 (4.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 21 (4.61%) SMTP
15 17 (3.73%) Wireless
16 15 (3.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (44.52%) MySQL
2 82 (17.98%) PostgreSQL
3 80 (17.54%) MongoDB
4 59 (12.94%) SQL Server
5 48 (10.53%) NoSQL
6 32 (7.02%) DB2
6 32 (7.02%) Relational Database
7 25 (5.48%) Redis
8 24 (5.26%) Hadoop
9 22 (4.82%) RDBMS
10 15 (3.29%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.54%) Oracle Exadata
12 6 (1.32%) Riak
13 4 (0.88%) Big Data
14 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
15 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
16 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
16 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
16 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
16 1 (0.22%) HBase
Development Applications
1 72 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 70 (15.35%) Subversion
3 50 (10.96%) Jenkins
4 29 (6.36%) TeamCity
5 12 (2.63%) JIRA
6 9 (1.97%) Juju
7 7 (1.54%) LLVM
7 7 (1.54%) GCC
8 6 (1.32%) Mercurial
8 6 (1.32%) Maven
9 5 (1.10%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.44%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.44%) Hudson
10 2 (0.44%) Trac
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.22%) Bugzilla
General
1 54 (11.84%) Finance
2 28 (6.14%) Telecoms
3 27 (5.92%) Music Industry
4 17 (3.73%) Financial Institution
4 17 (3.73%) Games
5 13 (2.85%) Law
6 8 (1.75%) Legal
7 6 (1.32%) Marketing
8 5 (1.10%) Billing
9 4 (0.88%) Advertising
10 2 (0.44%) Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 194 (42.54%) Administrator
2 156 (34.21%) Systems Administrator
2 156 (34.21%) Linux Administrator
3 113 (24.78%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 46 (10.09%) Linux Engineer
5 34 (7.46%) DevOps Engineer
6 33 (7.24%) Systems Engineer
6 33 (7.24%) Developer
7 29 (6.36%) Operations Engineer
7 29 (6.36%) Web Engineer
8 28 (6.14%) Architect
9 27 (5.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (4.61%) UNIX Administrator
10 21 (4.61%) Senior Systems Administrator
11 20 (4.39%) Consultant
12 16 (3.51%) UNIX Systems Administrator
13 15 (3.29%) Senior Linux Administrator
13 15 (3.29%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
14 13 (2.85%) Software Engineer
15 12 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (14.47%) Web Services
2 50 (10.96%) LAMP
3 42 (9.21%) XML
4 38 (8.33%) .NET
5 37 (8.11%) ASP.NET
6 27 (5.92%) JSON
7 13 (2.85%) WebSphere MQ
7 13 (2.85%) Django
8 9 (1.97%) RESTful
9 8 (1.75%) Ruby on Rails
10 7 (1.54%) Middleware
11 5 (1.10%) REST
12 4 (0.88%) MCollective
12 4 (0.88%) Java EE
13 3 (0.66%) HTML
13 3 (0.66%) CSS
14 2 (0.44%) J2EE
14 2 (0.44%) Flash
14 2 (0.44%) Java SE
15 1 (0.22%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 65 (14.25%) Open Source
2 62 (13.60%) Computer Science
3 58 (12.72%) Replication
4 55 (12.06%) Clustering
5 27 (5.92%) Blackberry
6 18 (3.95%) Digital Media
7 13 (2.85%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.41%) Mobile App
9 10 (2.19%) Firmware
10 9 (1.97%) Hedge funds
11 8 (1.75%) LPAR
11 8 (1.75%) Mathematics
12 7 (1.54%) Online Games
12 7 (1.54%) FlexPod
13 6 (1.32%) iPad
14 5 (1.10%) Physics
15 4 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 4 (0.88%) Blog
16 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
16 3 (0.66%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 394 (86.40%) Linux
2 198 (43.42%) Windows
3 136 (29.82%) UNIX
4 117 (25.66%) Ubuntu
5 107 (23.46%) CentOS
6 90 (19.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 74 (16.23%) Debian
8 46 (10.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 43 (9.43%) Solaris
10 29 (6.36%) SUSE
11 23 (5.04%) AIX
12 12 (2.63%) Windows 7
13 11 (2.41%) HPUX
13 11 (2.41%) Mac OS X
14 10 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (1.75%) FreeBSD
16 7 (1.54%) zOS
16 7 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (1.54%) OS/400
16 7 (1.54%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (28.29%) Configuration Management
1 129 (28.29%) DevOps
2 91 (19.96%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (19.30%) ITIL
4 52 (11.40%) Performance Tuning
5 46 (10.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 46 (10.09%) Load Balancing
6 41 (8.99%) E-Commerce
7 38 (8.33%) Software Engineering
8 29 (6.36%) Service Management
8 29 (6.36%) Build Automation
9 28 (6.14%) OO
10 27 (5.92%) Release Management
11 25 (5.48%) OOP
12 24 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
13 22 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (4.61%) Statistical Analysis
15 18 (3.95%) Capacity Planning
15 18 (3.95%) Network Management
15 18 (3.95%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 181 (39.69%) Python
2 168 (36.84%) Perl
3 134 (29.39%) Ruby
4 122 (26.75%) Bash Shell
5 104 (22.81%) Java
6 93 (20.39%) Shell Script
7 86 (18.86%) SQL
8 67 (14.69%) PowerShell
9 51 (11.18%) PHP
10 24 (5.26%) C
11 14 (3.07%) AWK
12 5 (1.10%) Korn
12 5 (1.10%) VB
13 4 (0.88%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.66%) C++
15 2 (0.44%) Embedded C
15 2 (0.44%) Groovy
16 1 (0.22%) C#
16 1 (0.22%) VBScript
16 1 (0.22%) sed
Qualifications
1 62 (13.60%) Degree
2 46 (10.09%) Cisco Certification
3 44 (9.65%) CCNA
4 28 (6.14%) CCNP
5 25 (5.48%) RHCE
5 25 (5.48%) Sun Certification
6 24 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (4.39%) MCSE
8 12 (2.63%) Linux+ Certification
8 12 (2.63%) LPIC
9 6 (1.32%) Security Cleared
10 5 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.66%) MCSA
11 3 (0.66%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.66%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.44%) MCITP
12 2 (0.44%) PMP
12 2 (0.44%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (8.77%) QA
2 22 (4.82%) PCI DSS
3 16 (3.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.88%) ISO 14001
4 4 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.88%) COBIT
5 3 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 192 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 101 (22.15%) Xen
3 89 (19.52%) Hyper-V
4 78 (17.11%) VMware ESXi
5 77 (16.89%) Active Directory
6 57 (12.50%) Varnish
7 35 (7.68%) Samba
8 33 (7.24%) NFS
9 25 (5.48%) vSphere
10 22 (4.82%) Postfix
11 16 (3.51%) ISA Server
12 15 (3.29%) RHEV
13 14 (3.07%) XenServer
14 13 (2.85%) Snort
15 12 (2.63%) Sendmail
16 10 (2.19%) XenApp
16 10 (2.19%) VMware ESX
17 9 (1.97%) QEMU
18 6 (1.32%) vCloud
19 4 (0.88%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 227 (49.78%) Puppet
2 179 (39.25%) Opscode Chef
3 85 (18.64%) Nagios
4 69 (15.13%) ZABBIX
5 63 (13.82%) HAProxy
6 54 (11.84%) Salt
7 46 (10.09%) StatsD
7 46 (10.09%) logstash
8 39 (8.55%) Cacti
9 29 (6.36%) Kibana
10 26 (5.70%) Vagrant
11 25 (5.48%) CFEngine
11 25 (5.48%) Ansible
12 22 (4.82%) SCCM
13 17 (3.73%) collectd
14 10 (2.19%) ARCserve
15 9 (1.97%) SCOM
16 8 (1.75%) Tivoli
17 7 (1.54%) Ganglia
18 6 (1.32%) Munin
Vendors
1 200 (43.86%) VMware
2 127 (27.85%) Red Hat
3 93 (20.39%) Cisco
4 78 (17.11%) HP
5 62 (13.60%) Microsoft
6 57 (12.50%) Oracle
7 43 (9.43%) Juniper
8 41 (8.99%) Citrix
9 40 (8.77%) JBoss
10 35 (7.68%) Dell
11 33 (7.24%) F5
11 33 (7.24%) SaltStack
12 29 (6.36%) New Relic
12 29 (6.36%) Sony
13 27 (5.92%) Toshiba
13 27 (5.92%) Apple
13 27 (5.92%) NetApp
14 25 (5.48%) Rackspace
15 24 (5.26%) IBM
16 17 (3.73%) ServiceNow
Sandwich
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Negotiable dependant on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k + stock options
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £40k + stock options
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £65k - 80k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
LA International
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + 5% bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: £30000 - £50000 Per Annum 25 days holiday, pension, share op
Posted: 6 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Quant Capital
Salary: £0 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 12 days ago
London
7digital
Salary: Attractive Basic + Share Options + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Salary: £55000 - £58000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: From £45,000 to £62,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
London
World First
Salary: DOE + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago