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 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
VMS
Rank 805 841 827
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -14
Permanent jobs citing VMS 73 52 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.051% 0.053%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.25% 0.18% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 38 31 46
Average salary £48,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.11% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,850 £22,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £85,000 £73,750
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £39,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+40.12% -1.87%

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
29033 28189 30240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.42% 27.48% 27.64%
Number of salaries quoted 24362 23214 25899
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 30 January 2015 within the UK.

VMS Salary Histogram in the UK

VMS
Top 27 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 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 +14 64 £48,500 +18.29% 12
London +12 27 £44,000 -2.22% 9
South East -23 24 £60,000 +100.00% 1
Bexhill-On-Sea 0 11 - -
East Sussex -6 11 - -
County Londonderry - 9 - -
Northern Ireland - 9 - -
Surrey -3 5 £66,000 +140.00%
Berkshire -20 5 £30,000 -64.70%
West Midlands -9 4 £42,500 -
Feltham - 4 - -
Slough - 3 £30,000 -
Reading -5 2 £55,000 -35.29%
South West -15 2 £37,500 -
City of London - 2 £45,000 - 4
East of England - 2 £62,500 -
Birmingham - 2 £45,000 -
Bristol - 2 £37,500 -
Chelmsford - 2 £62,500 -
Essex - 2 £62,500 -
Hampshire - 2 £48,500 - 1
North West -10 1 £48,500 - 2
Lancashire - 1 £48,500 - 1
Sussex - 1 £65,000 -
Chorley - 1 £48,500 - 1
Aldershot - 1 £48,500 - 1
Basingstoke - 1 - -

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 76 (42.22%) Windows
1 76 (42.22%) VMware
2 66 (36.67%) Finance
3 59 (32.78%) Linux
4 53 (29.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 50 (27.78%) vSphere
5 50 (27.78%) SQL
5 50 (27.78%) Oracle
6 46 (25.56%) HP
6 46 (25.56%) SAN
7 40 (22.22%) UNIX
8 37 (20.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 35 (19.44%) Firewall
10 34 (18.89%) LAN
11 33 (18.33%) WAN
12 32 (17.78%) Solaris
12 32 (17.78%) ITIL
12 32 (17.78%) Citrix
13 31 (17.22%) Agile Software Development
13 31 (17.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 29 (16.11%) Degree
14 29 (16.11%) Microsoft Certification
15 28 (15.56%) VPN
16 27 (15.00%) Microsoft
17 23 (12.78%) Windows Server 2003
17 23 (12.78%) DNS
17 23 (12.78%) Telecoms
17 23 (12.78%) Oracle Database
18 22 (12.22%) Change Management
18 22 (12.22%) Retail

VMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 19 (10.56%) Apache
2 10 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.44%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.89%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (3.33%) Lotus Domino
6 5 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.78%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.11%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.11%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.56%) nginx
9 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.56%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (8.33%) MS Office
1 15 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (7.78%) SAP PP
2 12 (6.67%) SAP QM
3 10 (5.56%) SAP SCM
4 9 (5.00%) SAP PLM
5 6 (3.33%) SAP SD
6 2 (1.11%) SAP PS
7 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.67%) SaaS
1 12 (6.67%) PaaS
1 12 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (6.11%) IaaS
2 11 (6.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.56%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 46 (25.56%) SAN
2 35 (19.44%) Firewall
3 34 (18.89%) LAN
4 33 (18.33%) WAN
5 28 (15.56%) VPN
6 23 (12.78%) DNS
7 20 (11.11%) DHCP
8 16 (8.89%) TCP/IP
9 12 (6.67%) MPLS
9 12 (6.67%) VoIP
9 12 (6.67%) Unified Communications
10 10 (5.56%) VLAN
11 8 (4.44%) SMS
12 7 (3.89%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.67%) Cisco PIX
13 3 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (1.67%) iSCSI
13 3 (1.67%) NetScaler
13 3 (1.67%) IP Telephony
14 2 (1.11%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.78%) Oracle Database
2 20 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 19 (10.56%) DB2
4 9 (5.00%) Ingres
4 9 (5.00%) MySQL
5 3 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.67%) Big Data
5 3 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.11%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.11%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.11%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.56%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 11 (6.11%) Visual Studio
2 8 (4.44%) Toad
3 3 (1.67%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.67%) Subversion
4 2 (1.11%) Selenium
4 2 (1.11%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.11%) MSTest
4 2 (1.11%) AnthillPro
4 2 (1.11%) JBehave
5 1 (0.56%) Hudson
5 1 (0.56%) ProC
General
1 66 (36.67%) Finance
2 23 (12.78%) Telecoms
3 22 (12.22%) Retail
4 18 (10.00%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.78%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.22%) Advertising
7 3 (1.67%) Marketing
7 3 (1.67%) Banking
8 2 (1.11%) Electronics
8 2 (1.11%) Law
9 1 (0.56%) Automotive
9 1 (0.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (13.89%) Analyst
2 19 (10.56%) Consultant
2 19 (10.56%) Support Engineer
2 19 (10.56%) SAP Consultant
3 18 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 16 (8.89%) Support Analyst
5 15 (8.33%) Administrator
6 14 (7.78%) Server Support
6 14 (7.78%) Server Engineer
6 14 (7.78%) Linux Specialist
6 14 (7.78%) Server Support Engineer
6 14 (7.78%) Windows Server Engineer
6 14 (7.78%) Windows Support Engineer
7 13 (7.22%) Developer
8 12 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
9 11 (6.11%) Technical Manager
9 11 (6.11%) Engineering Manager
10 10 (5.56%) SAP PP Consultant
10 10 (5.56%) SAP QM Consultant
11 9 (5.00%) SAP PLM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.67%) ASP.NET
1 12 (6.67%) .NET
2 11 (6.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 11 (6.11%) CSS3
2 11 (6.11%) ASP.NET MVC
2 11 (6.11%) HTML5
2 11 (6.11%) AngularJS
2 11 (6.11%) ASP.NET Web API
2 11 (6.11%) .NET Framework
2 11 (6.11%) HTML
2 11 (6.11%) CSS
3 5 (2.78%) WPF
4 2 (1.11%) J2EE
4 2 (1.11%) JDBC
4 2 (1.11%) JSP
4 2 (1.11%) Web Services
4 2 (1.11%) XML
4 2 (1.11%) Middleware
4 2 (1.11%) Spring
4 2 (1.11%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.00%) Mathematics
2 12 (6.67%) iSeries
2 12 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.11%) Computer Science
3 11 (6.11%) Management Information System
4 10 (5.56%) VAX
5 9 (5.00%) EqualLogic
6 7 (3.89%) Clustering
6 7 (3.89%) AS400
6 7 (3.89%) Mainframe
7 6 (3.33%) Blackberry
7 6 (3.33%) SecurID
8 5 (2.78%) Handset
8 5 (2.78%) Replication
9 3 (1.67%) Open Source
9 3 (1.67%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.67%) CCTV
10 2 (1.11%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 76 (42.22%) Windows
2 59 (32.78%) Linux
3 40 (22.22%) UNIX
4 37 (20.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (17.78%) Solaris
6 31 (17.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (12.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (9.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (7.78%) Oracle Linux
10 11 (6.11%) Windows XP
11 9 (5.00%) Windows 7
12 8 (4.44%) HPUX
12 8 (4.44%) CentOS
13 7 (3.89%) Windows 2000
13 7 (3.89%) AIX
14 6 (3.33%) Windows Phone
14 6 (3.33%) Windows Phone 8
14 6 (3.33%) Android
15 5 (2.78%) Windows 8
15 5 (2.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (17.78%) ITIL
2 31 (17.22%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (12.22%) Change Management
4 18 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 16 (8.89%) Business Analysis
6 15 (8.33%) Scrum
7 14 (7.78%) E-business
7 14 (7.78%) Service Delivery
7 14 (7.78%) Change Control
8 13 (7.22%) TDD
8 13 (7.22%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (6.67%) Migration
10 11 (6.11%) BDD
10 11 (6.11%) MVC
11 10 (5.56%) Project Management
11 10 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (5.00%) PLM
13 7 (3.89%) Release Management
13 7 (3.89%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 50 (27.78%) SQL
2 20 (11.11%) Shell Script
3 16 (8.89%) JavaScript
4 12 (6.67%) C
4 12 (6.67%) C#
5 9 (5.00%) PL/SQL
6 6 (3.33%) C++
7 5 (2.78%) VBScript
8 3 (1.67%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.67%) Perl
8 3 (1.67%) Java
8 3 (1.67%) Python
9 2 (1.11%) XQuery
9 2 (1.11%) Ruby
9 2 (1.11%) XPath
9 2 (1.11%) Korn
9 2 (1.11%) AWK
9 2 (1.11%) Groovy
9 2 (1.11%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.56%) DCL
Qualifications
1 29 (16.11%) Degree
1 29 (16.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (12.22%) MCSE
3 21 (11.67%) CCNA
3 21 (11.67%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (8.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 14 (7.78%) Security Cleared
6 11 (6.11%) CCA
6 11 (6.11%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (3.89%) MCITP
7 7 (3.89%) MCTS
8 3 (1.67%) ISEB
9 1 (0.56%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.56%) CWNA
9 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.56%) OCP
9 1 (0.56%) OCA
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.67%) COBIT
2 2 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (29.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (27.78%) vSphere
3 21 (11.67%) Active Directory
4 12 (6.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 9 (5.00%) VMware ESX
6 8 (4.44%) XenApp
7 7 (3.89%) vCloud
8 6 (3.33%) VMware Workstation
9 5 (2.78%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.11%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.56%) KVM
11 1 (0.56%) LXC
11 1 (0.56%) Xen
11 1 (0.56%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 15 (8.33%) Backup Exec
1 15 (8.33%) Control-M
2 13 (7.22%) HP Data Protector
3 8 (4.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (2.78%) Puppet
6 4 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.67%) SCOM
8 2 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.11%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.11%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.56%) OSSEC
9 1 (0.56%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.56%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.56%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.56%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 76 (42.22%) VMware
2 50 (27.78%) Oracle
3 46 (25.56%) HP
4 32 (17.78%) Citrix
5 27 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 22 (12.22%) SAP
7 20 (11.11%) IBM
8 19 (10.56%) Cisco
9 15 (8.33%) Symantec
9 15 (8.33%) EMC
10 14 (7.78%) Intel
10 14 (7.78%) Fujitsu
11 12 (6.67%) Dell
11 12 (6.67%) Avaya
11 12 (6.67%) 3PAR
12 10 (5.56%) NetApp
13 9 (5.00%) Veritas
14 7 (3.89%) Novell
15 6 (3.33%) Lotus
15 6 (3.33%) Red Hat
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bonus, benefits, pension
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £16,500 - £20,000 DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Vodafone Group
Posted: 10 days ago
South East London
TFL
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits,
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + 15% Shift Allowance
Posted: 25 days ago