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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
Rank 744 710 785
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +75
Permanent jobs citing KVM 134 184 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.18% 0.091%
As % of the System Software category 1.05% 1.74% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 86 154 87
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £49,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,400 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £44,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -10.20%

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
12763 10604 10845
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.05% 10.34% 9.91%
Number of salaries quoted 10807 8762 9204
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% -2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%

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 30 January 2015 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 30 January 2015. 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 -55 128 £52,500 +16.02% 20
London -36 63 £60,000 +20.00% 9
South East -38 32 £52,500 +16.66% 4
Surrey -3 14 £60,000 +29.03%
Berkshire -27 14 £38,500 -12.50% 2
North West -6 12 £34,500 -34.28%
City of London +8 11 £48,750 -2.50%
Manchester -7 11 £29,000 -44.76%
Yorkshire -1 10 £50,000 -37.50% 1
Leatherhead -2 7 £60,000 +29.03%
Slough -4 7 £30,500 -32.22%
Leeds +5 6 - -
West Yorkshire 0 6 - -
East of England -23 6 £60,000 +50.00% 3
Cambridgeshire +4 5 £60,000 +33.33% 3
Reading 0 5 £32,500 -38.09% 2
Cambridge 0 5 £60,000 +33.33% 3
South West -11 4 £37,500 - 2
Bristol - 4 £37,500 - 2
Sheffield - 4 £50,000 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £50,000 -
Scotland +4 2 £56,000 +51.35%
Oxford - 2 £55,000 - 2
Oxfordshire - 2 £55,000 - 2
East Sussex - 2 £40,000 -
Windsor - 2 £52,500 -
Brighton - 2 £40,000 -
Edinburgh - 2 £56,000 -
East Midlands +17 1 £37,500 -
Lancashire -4 1 £40,000 -

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 309 (92.79%) Linux
2 230 (69.07%) VMware
3 224 (67.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 179 (53.75%) Windows
5 169 (50.75%) MySQL
6 160 (48.05%) Puppet
7 151 (45.35%) Python
8 130 (39.04%) Perl
9 120 (36.04%) Bash Shell
10 113 (33.93%) Ruby
11 111 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
12 110 (33.03%) Nagios
13 107 (32.13%) Red Hat
13 107 (32.13%) Apache
14 105 (31.53%) Cisco
15 100 (30.03%) Xen
16 86 (25.83%) SQL Server
17 83 (24.92%) DevOps
18 81 (24.32%) HP
19 79 (23.72%) TCP/IP
19 79 (23.72%) Ubuntu
20 78 (23.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 77 (23.12%) Git (software)
22 74 (22.22%) nginx
23 73 (21.92%) Configuration Management
24 71 (21.32%) SAN
25 69 (20.72%) UNIX
26 67 (20.12%) Open Source
27 64 (19.22%) Agile Software Development
28 62 (18.62%) Oracle

KVM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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
1 107 (32.13%) Apache
2 74 (22.22%) nginx
3 55 (16.52%) OpenStack
4 54 (16.22%) IIS
4 54 (16.22%) Tomcat
5 51 (15.32%) WebSphere
6 46 (13.81%) WebLogic
7 19 (5.71%) Jetty
8 18 (5.41%) Apache Solr
9 17 (5.11%) JBoss
9 17 (5.11%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (3.90%) Node.js
11 12 (3.60%) MS Exchange
12 11 (3.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 10 (3.00%) CloudStack
14 9 (2.70%) Oracle Coherence
15 7 (2.10%) Lync
16 4 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
17 3 (0.90%) Drupal
18 2 (0.60%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 27 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.60%) MS Office
2 2 (0.60%) Mathematica
2 2 (0.60%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) RMDS
1 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 44 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (7.81%) Cloud Computing
2 26 (7.81%) IaaS
3 20 (6.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (4.80%) PaaS
5 13 (3.90%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (3.90%) SaaS
6 6 (1.80%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.50%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.20%) Joyent
9 3 (0.90%) Route 53
10 1 (0.30%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.30%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.30%) Office 365
10 1 (0.30%) Terremark
Communications & Networking
1 79 (23.72%) TCP/IP
2 71 (21.32%) SAN
3 50 (15.02%) Firewall
4 38 (11.41%) HTTP
4 38 (11.41%) DNS
5 36 (10.81%) DHCP
6 25 (7.51%) NAS
7 21 (6.31%) VPN
8 17 (5.11%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (4.80%) Internet
10 13 (3.90%) VoIP
10 13 (3.90%) Network Security
11 12 (3.60%) iSCSI
11 12 (3.60%) WAN
11 12 (3.60%) LAN
12 11 (3.30%) LDAP
12 11 (3.30%) Fibre Channel
12 11 (3.30%) Multicast
13 10 (3.00%) SSL
13 10 (3.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (50.75%) MySQL
2 86 (25.83%) SQL Server
3 58 (17.42%) MongoDB
3 58 (17.42%) PostgreSQL
4 39 (11.71%) DB2
4 39 (11.71%) Relational Database
5 37 (11.11%) RDBMS
6 30 (9.01%) Oracle Database
6 30 (9.01%) Oracle Exadata
7 20 (6.01%) Hadoop
8 8 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (2.10%) MariaDB
9 7 (2.10%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.20%) Redis
10 4 (1.20%) Riak
11 3 (0.90%) OLTP
11 3 (0.90%) OLAP
11 3 (0.90%) Oracle OLAP
12 1 (0.30%) Big Data
12 1 (0.30%) BigTable
Development Applications
1 77 (23.12%) Git (software)
2 49 (14.71%) Subversion
2 49 (14.71%) Jenkins
3 19 (5.71%) Maven
4 15 (4.50%) TeamCity
5 12 (3.60%) GCC
5 12 (3.60%) Hudson
5 12 (3.60%) LLVM
5 12 (3.60%) Artifactory
6 7 (2.10%) Bugzilla
6 7 (2.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (1.50%) JIRA
8 3 (0.90%) Juju
9 2 (0.60%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.60%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.30%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.30%) Trac
10 1 (0.30%) Cucumber
General
1 43 (12.91%) Finance
2 25 (7.51%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.90%) Law
4 10 (3.00%) Music Industry
5 7 (2.10%) Retail
6 6 (1.80%) Advertising
7 5 (1.50%) Automotive
8 4 (1.20%) Marketing
8 4 (1.20%) Legal
8 4 (1.20%) Banking
9 2 (0.60%) Welsh Language
9 2 (0.60%) Games
9 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.60%) Electronics
9 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 132 (39.64%) Administrator
2 100 (30.03%) Systems Administrator
3 94 (28.23%) Linux Administrator
4 63 (18.92%) Architect
5 62 (18.62%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 54 (16.22%) Infrastructure Architect
7 46 (13.81%) Linux Engineer
8 39 (11.71%) Solutions Architect
9 38 (11.41%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 32 (9.61%) DevOps Engineer
11 28 (8.41%) Systems Engineer
12 24 (7.21%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 20 (6.01%) Support Engineer
14 17 (5.11%) Linux Support
15 14 (4.20%) Linux Support Engineer
16 13 (3.90%) Senior Systems Administrator
17 12 (3.60%) Operations Engineer
18 11 (3.30%) Software Engineer
19 10 (3.00%) Windows Administrator
20 9 (2.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (13.21%) LAMP
2 43 (12.91%) Middleware
3 42 (12.61%) Web Services
4 30 (9.01%) WebSphere MQ
5 19 (5.71%) Ruby on Rails
6 17 (5.11%) .NET
7 16 (4.80%) XML
8 15 (4.50%) ASP.NET
9 11 (3.30%) Django
10 10 (3.00%) HornetQ
10 10 (3.00%) JMX
11 5 (1.50%) JSON
11 5 (1.50%) RESTful
11 5 (1.50%) REST
12 4 (1.20%) libvirt
12 4 (1.20%) Spring
13 3 (0.90%) SOAP
14 2 (0.60%) HTML
14 2 (0.60%) Lucene
15 1 (0.30%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 67 (20.12%) Open Source
2 51 (15.32%) Computer Science
3 30 (9.01%) FlexPod
4 29 (8.71%) Replication
5 16 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (4.80%) Clustering
6 15 (4.50%) Blackberry
7 12 (3.60%) Digital Media
8 9 (2.70%) Mathematics
9 8 (2.40%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.80%) IPTV
10 6 (1.80%) Physics
11 5 (1.50%) BBC
11 5 (1.50%) Smartphone
11 5 (1.50%) Telematics
12 4 (1.20%) LPAR
13 3 (0.90%) PKI
13 3 (0.90%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
14 2 (0.60%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 309 (92.79%) Linux
2 179 (53.75%) Windows
3 79 (23.72%) Ubuntu
4 78 (23.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 69 (20.72%) UNIX
6 62 (18.62%) Solaris
7 52 (15.62%) Debian
8 44 (13.21%) SUSE
8 44 (13.21%) CentOS
9 41 (12.31%) AIX
10 31 (9.31%) HPUX
11 30 (9.01%) OS/400
11 30 (9.01%) zOS
11 30 (9.01%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (4.80%) Windows 7
13 15 (4.50%) FreeBSD
14 13 (3.90%) Mac OS X
15 11 (3.30%) OpenBSD
15 11 (3.30%) Android
16 6 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (24.92%) DevOps
2 73 (21.92%) Configuration Management
3 64 (19.22%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (18.02%) Performance Tuning
5 33 (9.91%) ITIL
6 31 (9.31%) Mentoring
7 30 (9.01%) Business Continuity
7 30 (9.01%) Coaching
7 30 (9.01%) Infrastructure Management
8 26 (7.81%) Load Balancing
9 23 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (5.11%) Build Automation
11 15 (4.50%) E-Commerce
12 14 (4.20%) Capacity Planning
12 14 (4.20%) Software Engineering
13 13 (3.90%) Project Management
13 13 (3.90%) UML
14 12 (3.60%) Problem Management
14 12 (3.60%) Web Services Management
15 11 (3.30%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 151 (45.35%) Python
2 130 (39.04%) Perl
3 120 (36.04%) Bash Shell
4 113 (33.93%) Ruby
5 58 (17.42%) Java
6 57 (17.12%) Shell Script
7 55 (16.52%) PHP
8 29 (8.71%) SQL
9 28 (8.41%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.80%) C
10 6 (1.80%) C++
11 5 (1.50%) JavaScript
12 4 (1.20%) sed
12 4 (1.20%) C#
12 4 (1.20%) AWK
13 2 (0.60%) Korn
13 2 (0.60%) VBScript
13 2 (0.60%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.30%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.30%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 44 (13.21%) Degree
2 22 (6.61%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (6.61%) CCNA
3 17 (5.11%) RHCE
4 15 (4.50%) RHCSA
5 8 (2.40%) Linux+ Certification
5 8 (2.40%) LPIC
6 7 (2.10%) Security Cleared
7 6 (1.80%) PMP
7 6 (1.80%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.90%) MCSE
10 2 (0.60%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.60%) MCITP
10 2 (0.60%) MCSA
10 2 (0.60%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.60%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.11%) QA
2 13 (3.90%) SLA
3 2 (0.60%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.60%) COBIT
4 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.30%) HIPAA
System Software
1 224 (67.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 100 (30.03%) Xen
3 60 (18.02%) Hyper-V
4 31 (9.31%) NFS
5 28 (8.41%) Snort
6 26 (7.81%) Varnish
7 22 (6.61%) XenServer
8 21 (6.31%) Active Directory
9 18 (5.41%) Samba
10 16 (4.80%) QEMU
11 11 (3.30%) Postfix
11 11 (3.30%) Ceph
12 10 (3.00%) Sendmail
13 9 (2.70%) SRDF
14 8 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
14 8 (2.40%) LXC
15 7 (2.10%) vSphere
16 5 (1.50%) RHEV
17 4 (1.20%) VirtualBox
17 4 (1.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 160 (48.05%) Puppet
2 111 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 110 (33.03%) Nagios
4 39 (11.71%) ZABBIX
5 38 (11.41%) Cacti
6 30 (9.01%) Tivoli
6 30 (9.01%) HAProxy
7 24 (7.21%) Graphite
8 21 (6.31%) logstash
9 19 (5.71%) Ansible
10 18 (5.41%) StatsD
11 17 (5.11%) Kibana
12 12 (3.60%) Plesk
12 12 (3.60%) cPanel
12 12 (3.60%) Webmin
13 10 (3.00%) Check_MK
14 9 (2.70%) SCCM
15 8 (2.40%) CFEngine
15 8 (2.40%) Salt
16 7 (2.10%) Munin
Vendors
1 230 (69.07%) VMware
2 107 (32.13%) Red Hat
3 105 (31.53%) Cisco
4 81 (24.32%) HP
5 62 (18.62%) Oracle
6 53 (15.92%) Juniper
7 52 (15.62%) Microsoft
8 51 (15.32%) NetApp
9 49 (14.71%) IBM
10 46 (13.81%) EMC
11 35 (10.51%) BMC
12 30 (9.01%) CA
12 30 (9.01%) CheckPoint
12 30 (9.01%) Symantec
12 30 (9.01%) Brocade
13 29 (8.71%) Citrix
14 24 (7.21%) Dell
15 17 (5.11%) Riverbed
16 16 (4.80%) Sony
17 15 (4.50%) New Relic
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Salary: £41000 - £42000 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £50k per year + benefits
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Sanger
Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £300 - £375 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + standard market benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000 + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Oxford, South East, United Kingdom
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Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 15 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
OxFORD Asset Management
Salary: Competitive salary alongside flexible benefits package.
Posted: 16 days ago
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Computer Futures
Salary: £37000 - £42500 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
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Nativ Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bens including share options
Posted: 18 days ago
London
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Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
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