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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 724 712 788
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +76
Permanent jobs citing KVM 156 167 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.093%
As % of the System Software category 1.18% 1.48% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 98 136 98
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -8.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £43,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year
+22.09% -12.24%

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
13219 11265 11513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.96% 10.45% 10.11%
Number of salaries quoted 11198 9313 9891
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -14 152 £51,500 +14.44% 14
London -4 80 £50,000 - 9
South East -28 33 £52,500 +19.31% 2
Surrey -1 13 £59,000 +26.88% 2
North West -6 13 £55,750 +6.19% 2
Berkshire -11 13 £52,500 +21.38%
City of London +20 12 £45,000 +2.85% 3
Manchester -7 12 £29,000 -44.76% 1
Yorkshire - 11 - -
East of England -30 10 £60,000 +39.53% 1
Leatherhead -3 9 £55,000 +18.27%
Leeds - 9 - -
West Yorkshire - 9 - -
Cambridge +2 7 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Cambridgeshire -3 7 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Slough -6 5 £38,500 -6.09%
South West -8 5 £35,000 -
East Sussex - 5 £40,000 -
Brighton - 5 £40,000 -
Bristol - 4 - -
Reading +1 3 £32,500 -33.33%
Hertfordshire -24 3 £50,000 +16.27%
Bracknell - 3 £55,500 -
Scotland +11 2 £56,000 +55.55%
Edinburgh - 2 £56,000 -
York - 2 - -
Windsor - 2 £52,500 -
Oxford - 2 £55,000 -
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £55,000 -

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 356 (92.47%) Linux
2 237 (61.56%) VMware
3 230 (59.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 213 (55.32%) MySQL
5 205 (53.25%) Windows
6 197 (51.17%) Puppet
7 180 (46.75%) Python
8 163 (42.34%) Perl
9 147 (38.18%) Apache
9 147 (38.18%) Ruby
10 142 (36.88%) Opscode Chef
11 139 (36.10%) Bash Shell
12 127 (32.99%) Nagios
13 123 (31.95%) Cisco
14 122 (31.69%) Red Hat
15 116 (30.13%) Ubuntu
16 112 (29.09%) DevOps
17 106 (27.53%) Xen
18 104 (27.01%) nginx
19 100 (25.97%) SQL Server
20 96 (24.94%) TCP/IP
20 96 (24.94%) Configuration Management
21 95 (24.68%) Git (software)
22 94 (24.42%) HP
23 87 (22.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 84 (21.82%) Open Source
25 82 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
26 81 (21.04%) UNIX
27 76 (19.74%) PostgreSQL
27 76 (19.74%) MongoDB

KVM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 147 (38.18%) Apache
2 104 (27.01%) nginx
3 74 (19.22%) Tomcat
4 66 (17.14%) IIS
5 61 (15.84%) OpenStack
6 57 (14.81%) WebLogic
7 46 (11.95%) WebSphere
8 30 (7.79%) Apache Solr
8 30 (7.79%) Elasticsearch
9 28 (7.27%) JBoss
10 26 (6.75%) Jetty
11 21 (5.45%) Node.js
12 16 (4.16%) MS Exchange
13 12 (3.12%) Lync
13 12 (3.12%) CloudStack
14 5 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (1.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 4 (1.04%) Drupal
16 3 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
17 2 (0.52%) MQSeries
Applications
1 29 (7.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.52%) Stata
2 2 (0.52%) Mathematica
2 2 (0.52%) MS Office
3 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) RMDS
1 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 57 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (10.13%) Cloud Computing
3 38 (9.87%) IaaS
4 32 (8.31%) Microsoft Azure
5 29 (7.53%) PaaS
6 17 (4.42%) SaaS
7 9 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.56%) Joyent
9 5 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (1.30%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.26%) Terremark
10 1 (0.26%) Route 53
10 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 96 (24.94%) TCP/IP
2 69 (17.92%) SAN
3 51 (13.25%) Firewall
4 39 (10.13%) DNS
5 34 (8.83%) DHCP
6 33 (8.57%) HTTP
7 26 (6.75%) Internet
8 24 (6.23%) NAS
9 21 (5.45%) BIG-IP
10 20 (5.19%) VPN
11 19 (4.94%) VoIP
12 18 (4.68%) SSL
13 17 (4.42%) LDAP
14 15 (3.90%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (3.90%) NetScaler
14 15 (3.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 14 (3.64%) SSH
16 12 (3.12%) Intrusion Detection
17 9 (2.34%) Wireless
17 9 (2.34%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (55.32%) MySQL
2 100 (25.97%) SQL Server
3 76 (19.74%) PostgreSQL
3 76 (19.74%) MongoDB
4 48 (12.47%) Relational Database
5 47 (12.21%) DB2
6 41 (10.65%) RDBMS
7 33 (8.57%) Hadoop
8 29 (7.53%) Oracle Exadata
8 29 (7.53%) Oracle Database
9 13 (3.38%) NoSQL
10 8 (2.08%) Redis
11 7 (1.82%) Riak
12 5 (1.30%) Big Data
12 5 (1.30%) MariaDB
13 2 (0.52%) HBase
13 2 (0.52%) Oracle OLAP
13 2 (0.52%) OLAP
13 2 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.52%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 95 (24.68%) Git (software)
2 68 (17.66%) Subversion
3 62 (16.10%) Jenkins
4 28 (7.27%) TeamCity
5 18 (4.68%) Maven
6 13 (3.38%) LLVM
6 13 (3.38%) GCC
7 12 (3.12%) Hudson
7 12 (3.12%) Artifactory
8 7 (1.82%) Bugzilla
8 7 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (1.56%) JIRA
9 6 (1.56%) Juju
10 2 (0.52%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.52%) LabVIEW
11 1 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.26%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.26%) Trac
11 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
General
1 39 (10.13%) Finance
2 23 (5.97%) Music Industry
3 22 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.90%) Law
5 11 (2.86%) Advertising
6 6 (1.56%) Legal
7 5 (1.30%) Games
7 5 (1.30%) Automotive
7 5 (1.30%) Retail
8 4 (1.04%) Marketing
8 4 (1.04%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.04%) Banking
9 3 (0.78%) Welsh Language
10 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 167 (43.38%) Administrator
2 132 (34.29%) Systems Administrator
3 125 (32.47%) Linux Administrator
4 83 (21.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 52 (13.51%) Architect
6 50 (12.99%) Linux Engineer
7 45 (11.69%) Infrastructure Architect
8 33 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
9 32 (8.31%) Systems Engineer
10 30 (7.79%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 30 (7.79%) DevOps Engineer
11 24 (6.23%) Operations Engineer
12 23 (5.97%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 22 (5.71%) Web Engineer
13 22 (5.71%) Support Engineer
14 16 (4.16%) Linux Support
15 15 (3.90%) Windows Administrator
15 15 (3.90%) Senior Systems Administrator
16 13 (3.38%) Linux Support Engineer
17 12 (3.12%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (12.73%) LAMP
2 43 (11.17%) Web Services
3 34 (8.83%) Middleware
4 29 (7.53%) WebSphere MQ
4 29 (7.53%) .NET
5 28 (7.27%) ASP.NET
6 24 (6.23%) XML
7 20 (5.19%) Ruby on Rails
8 17 (4.42%) Django
9 10 (2.60%) HornetQ
9 10 (2.60%) JMX
10 9 (2.34%) JSON
11 6 (1.56%) RESTful
12 4 (1.04%) REST
12 4 (1.04%) Spring
13 3 (0.78%) libvirt
14 2 (0.52%) Memcached
14 2 (0.52%) Ajax
14 2 (0.52%) HTML
14 2 (0.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 84 (21.82%) Open Source
2 60 (15.58%) Computer Science
3 31 (8.05%) Replication
4 29 (7.53%) FlexPod
5 28 (7.27%) Blackberry
6 20 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (5.19%) Digital Media
7 19 (4.94%) Clustering
8 14 (3.64%) Mathematics
9 11 (2.86%) Physics
10 9 (2.34%) IPTV
11 8 (2.08%) Data Structures
12 6 (1.56%) LPAR
13 5 (1.30%) Telematics
13 5 (1.30%) Smartphone
13 5 (1.30%) Management Information System
13 5 (1.30%) BBC
14 4 (1.04%) PKI
14 4 (1.04%) Mobile App
15 2 (0.52%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 356 (92.47%) Linux
2 205 (53.25%) Windows
3 116 (30.13%) Ubuntu
4 87 (22.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 81 (21.04%) UNIX
6 73 (18.96%) Debian
7 65 (16.88%) CentOS
8 61 (15.84%) Solaris
9 46 (11.95%) AIX
9 46 (11.95%) SUSE
10 44 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 30 (7.79%) HPUX
12 29 (7.53%) OS/400
12 29 (7.53%) zOS
13 23 (5.97%) Windows 7
14 21 (5.45%) FreeBSD
15 19 (4.94%) OpenBSD
16 18 (4.68%) Mac OS X
17 12 (3.12%) Android
18 7 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (29.09%) DevOps
2 96 (24.94%) Configuration Management
3 82 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (18.96%) Performance Tuning
5 52 (13.51%) ITIL
6 35 (9.09%) Load Balancing
7 30 (7.79%) Build Automation
7 30 (7.79%) Mentoring
8 29 (7.53%) Coaching
8 29 (7.53%) Infrastructure Management
8 29 (7.53%) Business Continuity
9 26 (6.75%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
11 20 (5.19%) Capacity Planning
12 19 (4.94%) Software Engineering
12 19 (4.94%) E-Commerce
13 17 (4.42%) Performance Monitoring
14 16 (4.16%) Workflow
15 15 (3.90%) Statistical Analysis
16 14 (3.64%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 180 (46.75%) Python
2 163 (42.34%) Perl
3 147 (38.18%) Ruby
4 139 (36.10%) Bash Shell
5 74 (19.22%) Java
6 67 (17.40%) Shell Script
7 62 (16.10%) PHP
8 39 (10.13%) SQL
9 35 (9.09%) PowerShell
10 8 (2.08%) AWK
11 6 (1.56%) C
12 5 (1.30%) JavaScript
13 4 (1.04%) C++
13 4 (1.04%) sed
14 3 (0.78%) C#
15 2 (0.52%) Korn
15 2 (0.52%) MATLAB
16 1 (0.26%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (11.69%) Degree
2 25 (6.49%) CCNA
2 25 (6.49%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (4.68%) RHCE
4 16 (4.16%) RHCSA
5 11 (2.86%) Security Cleared
6 10 (2.60%) CCNP
6 10 (2.60%) LPIC
6 10 (2.60%) Linux+ Certification
7 6 (1.56%) PMP
7 6 (1.56%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.04%) MCSE
8 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.78%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.52%) MCSA
10 2 (0.52%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.52%) MCITP
10 2 (0.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (9.09%) QA
2 11 (2.86%) SLA
3 5 (1.30%) COBIT
4 3 (0.78%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) HIPAA
System Software
1 230 (59.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 106 (27.53%) Xen
3 63 (16.36%) Hyper-V
4 41 (10.65%) Varnish
5 32 (8.31%) Samba
5 32 (8.31%) Snort
6 30 (7.79%) NFS
7 26 (6.75%) Active Directory
8 20 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (4.94%) XenServer
10 18 (4.68%) Ceph
11 16 (4.16%) QEMU
12 12 (3.12%) LXC
12 12 (3.12%) Postfix
13 11 (2.86%) Sendmail
14 8 (2.08%) vSphere
15 5 (1.30%) RHEV
15 5 (1.30%) XenApp
16 4 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
17 3 (0.78%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 197 (51.17%) Puppet
2 142 (36.88%) Opscode Chef
3 127 (32.99%) Nagios
4 65 (16.88%) ZABBIX
5 51 (13.25%) Cacti
6 48 (12.47%) HAProxy
7 39 (10.13%) Graphite
8 31 (8.05%) logstash
9 30 (7.79%) StatsD
10 29 (7.53%) Ansible
10 29 (7.53%) Kibana
10 29 (7.53%) Tivoli
11 21 (5.45%) Salt
12 18 (4.68%) CFEngine
13 16 (4.16%) Check_MK
14 15 (3.90%) SCCM
15 11 (2.86%) Plesk
15 11 (2.86%) cPanel
15 11 (2.86%) Webmin
16 9 (2.34%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 237 (61.56%) VMware
2 123 (31.95%) Cisco
3 122 (31.69%) Red Hat
4 94 (24.42%) HP
5 71 (18.44%) Juniper
6 65 (16.88%) Oracle
7 58 (15.06%) Microsoft
8 47 (12.21%) NetApp
9 40 (10.39%) IBM
10 39 (10.13%) Citrix
11 38 (9.87%) EMC
12 36 (9.35%) Dell
13 33 (8.57%) BMC
13 33 (8.57%) Sony
14 29 (7.53%) Symantec
14 29 (7.53%) CheckPoint
14 29 (7.53%) Brocade
14 29 (7.53%) CA
15 28 (7.27%) New Relic
16 23 (5.97%) Apple
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £33000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Stratospherec
Salary: £60k - 80k per year + excellent bonuses and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £70,000 to £100,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £60,000 to £100,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k + stock options
Posted: 9 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Posted: 18 days ago
Merseyside
Equals One
Salary: Unspecified salary dependent on experience
Posted: 22 days ago
South East London
Redblade Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
West London
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago