The table below looks at the statistics for VMS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMS
Rank 840 882 741
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -141
Permanent jobs citing VMS 62 56 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.047% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.21% 0.18% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 48 49 110
Average salary £57,500 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+64.28% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £78,250 £66,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+78.57% -17.64%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Operating Systems Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
29236 31508 29802
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.42% 26.68% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 24488 26469 25325
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VMS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

VMS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VMS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VMS within the UK.

VMS Salary Trend in the UK

VMS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VMS over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 within the UK.

VMS Salary Histogram in the UK

VMS
Top 23 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 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
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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 +28 60 £56,250 +60.71% 11
London +34 26 £51,250 +28.93% 8
South East +17 17 £62,500 +42.85%
Surrey +11 12 £62,500 +38.88%
City of London +41 7 £52,500 +20.68% 1
Yorkshire - 6 £58,750 - 1
East of England -10 5 £53,250 +77.50%
Hertfordshire +5 4 £77,500 +37.77%
West Midlands -10 3 £47,500 -20.83% 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £67,500 - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £50,000 -
Birmingham - 3 £47,500 -
Leeds - 3 £50,000 -
Watford -1 2 £77,500 +37.77%
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - -
Midlands - 2 £80,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £70,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £29,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 £70,000 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Bexhill-On-Sea - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £72,500 -
Cambridge - 1 £29,000 -

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing VMS 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 VMS.

1 55 (37.67%) Linux
2 48 (32.88%) HP
2 48 (32.88%) VMware
3 46 (31.51%) SAN
4 44 (30.14%) SQL
5 41 (28.08%) Windows
6 39 (26.71%) IBM
7 35 (23.97%) DB2
7 35 (23.97%) VMware Infrastructure
8 33 (22.60%) Oracle
9 31 (21.23%) Cisco
10 30 (20.55%) Solaris
10 30 (20.55%) Data Centre
11 29 (19.86%) EMC
11 29 (19.86%) Degree
12 27 (18.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 25 (17.12%) Apache
13 25 (17.12%) SharePoint
13 25 (17.12%) vSphere
14 24 (16.44%) Veritas
14 24 (16.44%) Finance
14 24 (16.44%) Firewall
15 23 (15.75%) Mainframe
16 22 (15.07%) WebSphere
17 21 (14.38%) AS400
17 21 (14.38%) 3PAR
18 20 (13.70%) Service Management
18 20 (13.70%) Computer Science
18 20 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
18 20 (13.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

VMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing VMS 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 VMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (17.12%) Apache
1 25 (17.12%) SharePoint
2 22 (15.07%) WebSphere
3 8 (5.48%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.05%) IIS
5 2 (1.37%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.68%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (3.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.37%) MS Office
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (6.85%) SAP SD
2 4 (2.74%) SAP CS
3 3 (2.05%) SAP PLM
3 3 (2.05%) SAP MM
3 3 (2.05%) SAP WM
4 2 (1.37%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.27%) IaaS
2 14 (9.59%) Cloud Computing
2 14 (9.59%) SaaS
3 13 (8.90%) PaaS
4 4 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.68%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 46 (31.51%) SAN
2 24 (16.44%) Firewall
3 20 (13.70%) SMS
4 19 (13.01%) LAN
5 18 (12.33%) WAN
6 15 (10.27%) VPN
6 15 (10.27%) VoIP
6 15 (10.27%) Unified Communications
7 14 (9.59%) MPLS
8 9 (6.16%) Internet
9 8 (5.48%) DNS
10 7 (4.79%) DHCP
11 6 (4.11%) iSCSI
11 6 (4.11%) NAS
12 5 (3.42%) LDAP
13 4 (2.74%) SSH
14 3 (2.05%) Intrusion Detection
14 3 (2.05%) TCP/IP
15 2 (1.37%) Fibre Channel
15 2 (1.37%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (23.97%) DB2
2 20 (13.70%) Ingres
3 9 (6.16%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.11%) MySQL
5 4 (2.74%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.05%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.37%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (4.11%) JIRA
2 5 (3.42%) Selenium
3 4 (2.74%) TestNG
3 4 (2.74%) JUnit
3 4 (2.74%) WebDriver
3 4 (2.74%) Gradle
3 4 (2.74%) Spock
3 4 (2.74%) Geb
4 3 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.37%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.37%) MSTest
6 1 (0.68%) Hudson
6 1 (0.68%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.68%) Ant
6 1 (0.68%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.68%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.68%) Subversion
6 1 (0.68%) Maven
6 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
General
1 24 (16.44%) Finance
2 15 (10.27%) Manufacturing
3 12 (8.22%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.48%) Retail
5 2 (1.37%) Banking
5 2 (1.37%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.37%) Law
6 1 (0.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Automotive
6 1 (0.68%) Back Office
6 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.68%) Marketing
6 1 (0.68%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (16.44%) Architect
2 20 (13.70%) Solutions Architect
3 15 (10.27%) Developer
4 13 (8.90%) Engineering Manager
4 13 (8.90%) Technical Manager
5 11 (7.53%) Consultant
6 8 (5.48%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (5.48%) Administrator
7 7 (4.79%) Analyst
7 7 (4.79%) Software Developer
7 7 (4.79%) Storage Engineer
7 7 (4.79%) NetApp Engineer
8 6 (4.11%) Linux Specialist
8 6 (4.11%) Integration Engineer
9 5 (3.42%) QA Engineer
9 5 (3.42%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (2.74%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (2.74%) Linux Administrator
10 4 (2.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 4 (2.74%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.05%) XML
2 2 (1.37%) XSLT
2 2 (1.37%) Middleware
2 2 (1.37%) SAP Smart Forms
2 2 (1.37%) SAP ALE
2 2 (1.37%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (1.37%) SAP PI
3 1 (0.68%) REST
3 1 (0.68%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.68%) MyBatis
3 1 (0.68%) Django
3 1 (0.68%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.68%) WSH
3 1 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.68%) .NET
3 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.68%) SOAP
3 1 (0.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (20.55%) Data Centre
2 23 (15.75%) Mainframe
3 21 (14.38%) AS400
4 20 (13.70%) Computer Science
5 17 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (10.96%) iSeries
6 16 (10.96%) Management Information System
7 14 (9.59%) BYOD
8 10 (6.85%) Cryptography
9 8 (5.48%) Replication
10 7 (4.79%) Clustering
11 4 (2.74%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (2.74%) Private Cloud
12 3 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (2.05%) VAX
13 2 (1.37%) SWIFT
13 2 (1.37%) DataPower
14 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
14 1 (0.68%) Reference Data
14 1 (0.68%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 55 (37.67%) Linux
2 41 (28.08%) Windows
3 30 (20.55%) Solaris
4 20 (13.70%) AIX
4 20 (13.70%) HPUX
5 16 (10.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (8.90%) UNIX
7 10 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (4.11%) CentOS
9 6 (4.11%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.37%) Debian
11 2 (1.37%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.37%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.68%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (13.70%) Service Management
1 20 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (13.01%) Migration
2 19 (13.01%) Project Management
3 18 (12.33%) Mentoring
4 14 (9.59%) ITIL
5 13 (8.90%) Service Delivery
5 13 (8.90%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (7.53%) Change Management
6 11 (7.53%) Information Security
7 10 (6.85%) OO
8 9 (6.16%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (6.16%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (6.16%) Logistics
9 8 (5.48%) Test Automation
9 8 (5.48%) Open Source
10 7 (4.79%) Software Architecture
10 7 (4.79%) Reverse Engineering
10 7 (4.79%) Software Engineering
11 6 (4.11%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 44 (30.14%) SQL
2 11 (7.53%) Java
3 8 (5.48%) Shell Script
4 7 (4.79%) C++
4 7 (4.79%) C
4 7 (4.79%) Python
5 6 (4.11%) C#
6 5 (3.42%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.74%) Groovy
8 2 (1.37%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.37%) DCL
8 2 (1.37%) Perl
8 2 (1.37%) VBScript
8 2 (1.37%) ABAP
9 1 (0.68%) VBA
9 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.68%) AWK
9 1 (0.68%) Ruby
9 1 (0.68%) XPath
Qualifications
1 29 (19.86%) Degree
2 20 (13.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 20 (13.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (13.01%) MCSE
4 14 (9.59%) CCNA
4 14 (9.59%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (6.85%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.74%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.74%) CISM
6 4 (2.74%) CISSP
7 3 (2.05%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.37%) VCP5
8 2 (1.37%) ISEB
9 1 (0.68%) MCSA
9 1 (0.68%) CCNP
9 1 (0.68%) CISA
9 1 (0.68%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.16%) QA
2 6 (4.11%) SLA
3 3 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (23.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (17.12%) vSphere
3 14 (9.59%) Active Directory
4 10 (6.85%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (4.79%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.74%) iptables
6 4 (2.74%) Firmware
7 3 (2.05%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.68%) vCloud
8 1 (0.68%) KVM
8 1 (0.68%) LXC
Systems Management
1 27 (18.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 8 (5.48%) Puppet
3 7 (4.79%) Control-M
4 4 (2.74%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.05%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (1.37%) SCOM
6 2 (1.37%) vMotion
7 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.68%) collectd
7 1 (0.68%) Casper Suite
7 1 (0.68%) Graphite
7 1 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.68%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.68%) Nessus
7 1 (0.68%) Nagios
Vendors
1 48 (32.88%) HP
1 48 (32.88%) VMware
2 39 (26.71%) IBM
3 33 (22.60%) Oracle
4 31 (21.23%) Cisco
5 29 (19.86%) EMC
6 24 (16.44%) Veritas
7 21 (14.38%) 3PAR
8 20 (13.70%) Microsoft
8 20 (13.70%) Novell
9 16 (10.96%) SAP
10 15 (10.27%) Avaya
11 10 (6.85%) NetApp
11 10 (6.85%) Fujitsu
12 8 (5.48%) Red Hat
13 6 (4.11%) Intel
14 4 (2.74%) Dell
14 4 (2.74%) Symantec
15 3 (2.05%) Lumesse
15 3 (2.05%) BMC
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