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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 693 698 791
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +93
Permanent jobs citing KVM 222 177 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.096%
As % of the System Software category 1.79% 1.64% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 169 150 97
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 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
System Software Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
12402 10768 11371
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.60% 9.92% 9.68%
Number of salaries quoted 10291 9168 9736
Average salary £40,325 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.11% -
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 £39,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -3.79%

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 31 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 31 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 -7 209 £47,500 +11.76% 29
London -3 127 £47,500 -5.94% 13
South East -24 43 £41,875 +4.68% 4
City of London +19 31 £42,500 +21.42% 3
East of England +12 28 £55,000 +62.96% 8
Cambridgeshire +17 16 £55,000 - 4
Cambridge +15 16 £55,000 - 4
Berkshire -20 16 £43,750 +9.37% 2
Brighton -27 11 £40,000 +25.00%
East Sussex -30 11 £40,000 +25.00%
Hertfordshire -12 9 £55,000 +62.96% 4
Buckinghamshire -6 8 - -
Milton Keynes - 8 - -
Hemel Hempstead -7 7 £57,500 +130.00% 1
Slough - 7 £45,000 - 1
Reading -25 6 £38,750 -3.12% 1
Manchester +5 4 £19,000 -41.53% 1
North West -1 4 £19,000 -41.53% 1
Suffolk - 3 £47,500 -
Surrey - 3 £46,875 - 1
Bury - 3 £19,000 -
Ipswich - 2 £42,500 -
Leatherhead - 2 £41,250 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £45,000 -
North East - 2 £45,000 -
Kent - 2 £60,000 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £45,000 -
Oxford +6 1 £57,500 -4.16%
Oxfordshire +5 1 £57,500 -4.16%
Scotland -3 1 £41,000 -14.57%

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 406 (87.12%) Linux
2 234 (50.21%) Puppet
3 213 (45.71%) MySQL
4 207 (44.42%) VMware
5 198 (42.49%) Windows
5 198 (42.49%) VMware Infrastructure
6 193 (41.42%) Python
7 177 (37.98%) Opscode Chef
8 176 (37.77%) Perl
9 168 (36.05%) Apache
10 144 (30.90%) Ruby
11 133 (28.54%) UNIX
12 132 (28.33%) Configuration Management
13 130 (27.90%) Red Hat
14 128 (27.47%) Ubuntu
14 128 (27.47%) Bash Shell
15 127 (27.25%) DevOps
16 116 (24.89%) TCP/IP
17 112 (24.03%) CentOS
18 110 (23.61%) SAN
19 109 (23.39%) Xen
20 104 (22.32%) Java
21 98 (21.03%) Agile Software Development
22 97 (20.82%) Tomcat
22 97 (20.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 96 (20.60%) Cisco
24 94 (20.17%) Shell Script
25 92 (19.74%) Nagios
25 92 (19.74%) ITIL
26 88 (18.88%) Firewall

KVM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 168 (36.05%) Apache
2 97 (20.82%) Tomcat
3 86 (18.45%) nginx
4 85 (18.24%) OpenStack
5 67 (14.38%) IIS
6 45 (9.66%) WebLogic
7 39 (8.37%) MS Exchange
8 30 (6.44%) WebSphere
9 29 (6.22%) Elasticsearch
10 28 (6.01%) Apache Solr
11 20 (4.29%) CloudStack
12 16 (3.43%) Node.js
13 15 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2013
14 14 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2003
14 14 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2007
15 11 (2.36%) Jetty
16 10 (2.15%) Lync
17 8 (1.72%) SharePoint
18 7 (1.50%) Drupal
19 5 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 40 (8.58%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.65%) MS Office
3 16 (3.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.64%) Summit
2 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 70 (15.02%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (9.44%) Cloud Computing
3 38 (8.15%) IaaS
4 29 (6.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 27 (5.79%) PaaS
6 17 (3.65%) SaaS
7 8 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.07%) Joyent
9 2 (0.43%) GitHub
9 2 (0.43%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.43%) Office 365
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 116 (24.89%) TCP/IP
2 110 (23.61%) SAN
3 88 (18.88%) Firewall
4 87 (18.67%) DNS
5 75 (16.09%) VPN
6 52 (11.16%) Reverse Proxy
7 51 (10.94%) BIG-IP
8 40 (8.58%) LDAP
9 38 (8.15%) Internet
10 31 (6.65%) HTTP
11 28 (6.01%) SSL
11 28 (6.01%) DHCP
12 27 (5.79%) NAS
12 27 (5.79%) Network Security
12 27 (5.79%) NetScaler
13 26 (5.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 23 (4.94%) SMTP
15 22 (4.72%) SSH
16 20 (4.29%) Wireless
17 16 (3.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (45.71%) MySQL
2 83 (17.81%) PostgreSQL
3 80 (17.17%) MongoDB
4 60 (12.88%) SQL Server
5 47 (10.09%) NoSQL
6 37 (7.94%) DB2
7 34 (7.30%) Relational Database
8 27 (5.79%) Hadoop
9 25 (5.36%) Redis
10 23 (4.94%) RDBMS
11 15 (3.22%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.50%) Oracle Exadata
13 6 (1.29%) Riak
14 5 (1.07%) Big Data
15 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
16 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
16 2 (0.43%) HBase
17 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
17 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
17 1 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 74 (15.88%) Git (software)
2 69 (14.81%) Subversion
3 50 (10.73%) Jenkins
4 28 (6.01%) TeamCity
5 13 (2.79%) JIRA
6 10 (2.15%) Juju
7 9 (1.93%) GCC
7 9 (1.93%) LLVM
8 7 (1.50%) Maven
9 5 (1.07%) Bitbucket
9 5 (1.07%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.43%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.43%) Hudson
10 2 (0.43%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.21%) Trac
11 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 55 (11.80%) Finance
2 28 (6.01%) Telecoms
3 26 (5.58%) Music Industry
4 19 (4.08%) Games
5 16 (3.43%) Financial Institution
6 12 (2.58%) Law
7 8 (1.72%) Legal
8 6 (1.29%) Marketing
8 6 (1.29%) Advertising
9 5 (1.07%) Billing
10 2 (0.43%) Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 204 (43.78%) Administrator
2 166 (35.62%) Linux Administrator
3 164 (35.19%) Systems Administrator
4 118 (25.32%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 47 (10.09%) Linux Engineer
6 36 (7.73%) Systems Engineer
7 34 (7.30%) Developer
8 30 (6.44%) DevOps Engineer
9 28 (6.01%) Operations Engineer
9 28 (6.01%) Web Engineer
10 27 (5.79%) Architect
10 27 (5.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 21 (4.51%) Senior Systems Administrator
11 21 (4.51%) UNIX Administrator
12 17 (3.65%) Consultant
13 16 (3.43%) UNIX Systems Administrator
14 15 (3.22%) Software Engineer
14 15 (3.22%) Senior Linux Administrator
14 15 (3.22%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
15 14 (3.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (13.52%) Web Services
2 51 (10.94%) LAMP
3 46 (9.87%) XML
4 37 (7.94%) .NET
5 36 (7.73%) ASP.NET
6 28 (6.01%) JSON
7 16 (3.43%) Django
8 13 (2.79%) WebSphere MQ
9 10 (2.15%) RESTful
10 8 (1.72%) Ruby on Rails
11 7 (1.50%) Middleware
12 5 (1.07%) REST
13 3 (0.64%) HTML
13 3 (0.64%) CSS
13 3 (0.64%) Java EE
14 2 (0.43%) YUI
14 2 (0.43%) jQuery
14 2 (0.43%) Ajax
14 2 (0.43%) MCollective
14 2 (0.43%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 72 (15.45%) Open Source
2 69 (14.81%) Computer Science
3 58 (12.45%) Replication
4 54 (11.59%) Clustering
5 26 (5.58%) Blackberry
6 17 (3.65%) Digital Media
7 14 (3.00%) Management Information System
8 12 (2.58%) Mobile App
9 11 (2.36%) Mathematics
10 9 (1.93%) Firmware
10 9 (1.93%) Hedge funds
11 8 (1.72%) LPAR
11 8 (1.72%) Online Games
11 8 (1.72%) Physics
12 7 (1.50%) FlexPod
13 6 (1.29%) iPad
14 3 (0.64%) Mobile Games
14 3 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 3 (0.64%) DTV
14 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 406 (87.12%) Linux
2 198 (42.49%) Windows
3 133 (28.54%) UNIX
4 128 (27.47%) Ubuntu
5 112 (24.03%) CentOS
6 97 (20.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 78 (16.74%) Debian
8 45 (9.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 44 (9.44%) Solaris
10 30 (6.44%) SUSE
11 26 (5.58%) AIX
12 13 (2.79%) Windows 7
13 12 (2.58%) FreeBSD
13 12 (2.58%) Mac OS X
14 11 (2.36%) HPUX
14 11 (2.36%) OpenBSD
15 10 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (1.50%) zOS
16 7 (1.50%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (28.33%) Configuration Management
2 127 (27.25%) DevOps
3 98 (21.03%) Agile Software Development
4 92 (19.74%) ITIL
5 59 (12.66%) Performance Tuning
6 50 (10.73%) Load Balancing
7 47 (10.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 40 (8.58%) E-Commerce
8 40 (8.58%) Software Engineering
9 29 (6.22%) Service Management
10 28 (6.01%) Build Automation
11 26 (5.58%) OO
11 26 (5.58%) Release Management
11 26 (5.58%) Statistical Analysis
12 25 (5.36%) OOP
13 23 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (4.94%) Network Monitoring
14 20 (4.29%) Capacity Planning
14 20 (4.29%) Network Management
15 17 (3.65%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 193 (41.42%) Python
2 176 (37.77%) Perl
3 144 (30.90%) Ruby
4 128 (27.47%) Bash Shell
5 104 (22.32%) Java
6 94 (20.17%) Shell Script
7 83 (17.81%) SQL
8 67 (14.38%) PowerShell
9 54 (11.59%) PHP
10 24 (5.15%) C
11 14 (3.00%) AWK
12 5 (1.07%) VB
12 5 (1.07%) JavaScript
12 5 (1.07%) Korn
13 3 (0.64%) C++
14 2 (0.43%) Groovy
14 2 (0.43%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.21%) VBScript
15 1 (0.21%) C#
15 1 (0.21%) sed
Qualifications
1 62 (13.30%) Degree
2 48 (10.30%) Cisco Certification
3 46 (9.87%) CCNA
4 30 (6.44%) CCNP
5 25 (5.36%) RHCE
6 24 (5.15%) Sun Certification
7 23 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (4.08%) MCSE
9 12 (2.58%) LPIC
9 12 (2.58%) Linux+ Certification
10 7 (1.50%) Security Cleared
11 5 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.64%) MCSA
12 3 (0.64%) SC Cleared
12 3 (0.64%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.43%) MCITP
13 2 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.21%) PhD
14 1 (0.21%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (8.37%) QA
2 21 (4.51%) PCI DSS
3 16 (3.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.86%) COBIT
4 4 (0.86%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 198 (42.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 109 (23.39%) Xen
3 86 (18.45%) Hyper-V
4 79 (16.95%) VMware ESXi
5 74 (15.88%) Active Directory
6 55 (11.80%) Varnish
7 34 (7.30%) Samba
8 31 (6.65%) NFS
9 23 (4.94%) vSphere
10 22 (4.72%) Postfix
11 16 (3.43%) ISA Server
12 15 (3.22%) Snort
12 15 (3.22%) RHEV
13 13 (2.79%) XenServer
14 12 (2.58%) Sendmail
15 11 (2.36%) QEMU
16 9 (1.93%) VMware ESX
16 9 (1.93%) XenApp
17 6 (1.29%) vCloud
18 5 (1.07%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 234 (50.21%) Puppet
2 177 (37.98%) Opscode Chef
3 92 (19.74%) Nagios
4 70 (15.02%) ZABBIX
5 62 (13.30%) HAProxy
6 59 (12.66%) Salt
7 45 (9.66%) Cacti
8 44 (9.44%) logstash
8 44 (9.44%) StatsD
9 30 (6.44%) Ansible
10 28 (6.01%) CFEngine
10 28 (6.01%) Kibana
11 26 (5.58%) Vagrant
12 24 (5.15%) SCCM
13 16 (3.43%) collectd
14 10 (2.15%) ARCserve
15 9 (1.93%) Ganglia
16 8 (1.72%) SCOM
16 8 (1.72%) Tivoli
17 6 (1.29%) Munin
Vendors
1 207 (44.42%) VMware
2 130 (27.90%) Red Hat
3 96 (20.60%) Cisco
4 77 (16.52%) HP
5 62 (13.30%) Microsoft
6 61 (13.09%) Oracle
7 44 (9.44%) JBoss
7 44 (9.44%) Citrix
7 44 (9.44%) Juniper
8 38 (8.15%) F5
9 35 (7.51%) Dell
10 34 (7.30%) SaltStack
11 30 (6.44%) Sony
12 29 (6.22%) NetApp
13 28 (6.01%) New Relic
14 26 (5.58%) Toshiba
14 26 (5.58%) Apple
15 25 (5.36%) Rackspace
16 24 (5.15%) IBM
17 17 (3.65%) ServiceNow
Slough, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000 + excellent benefits and 25 days holiday
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 to £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Isleworth, Middlesex
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Generous Bens + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent Spa
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield
Recruiting.uk.com
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
LA International
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + 5% bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55k - 65k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55k - 65k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 65,000 + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
7digital
Salary: Attractive Basic + Share Options + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: From £45,000 to £62,000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago