Period
to 25 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Virtual Machines skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Machines over the 6 months to 25 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 128 162 171
Rank change year-on-year +34 +9 +8
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 40 36 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.35% 0.94% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 6.70% 6.28% 4.31%
Number of salaries quoted 23 9 2
Birmingham median annual salary £70,000 £42,500 £50,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +64.71% -16.26% +19.41%
10th Percentile £52,000 £30,800 £33,775
90th Percentile £72,500 £60,000 £66,325
West Midlands median annual salary £62,500 £47,500 £29,000
% change year-on-year +31.58% +63.79% -33.71%

Virtual Machines is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 597 573 371
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 20.08% 14.90% 9.84%
Number of salaries quoted 444 368 293
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £25,353
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -3.33%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Birmingham

Virtual Machines
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Virtual Machines in Birmingham

Virtual Machines
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in Birmingham over the 6 months to 25 June 2019.

Salary histogram for Virtual Machines in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 June 2019, IT jobs citing Virtual Machines also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 35 (87.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (80.00%) SQL
3 30 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (70.00%) Presales
5 26 (65.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 25 (62.50%) Azure SQL Database
7 24 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 24 (60.00%) VMware
8 23 (57.50%) Project Management
9 21 (52.50%) Hyper-V
9 21 (52.50%) Data Centre
10 20 (50.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 20 (50.00%) AWS CloudFormation
10 20 (50.00%) Windows
11 18 (45.00%) Public Cloud
12 17 (42.50%) Private Cloud
12 17 (42.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 17 (42.50%) Line Management
12 17 (42.50%) Self-Motivation
12 17 (42.50%) Technology Roadmap
12 17 (42.50%) Amazon ECS
12 17 (42.50%) Web Services
12 17 (42.50%) Migration
12 17 (42.50%) Cloud Computing
12 17 (42.50%) Amazon EC2
12 17 (42.50%) Amazon S3
12 17 (42.50%) Load Balancing
12 17 (42.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 17 (42.50%) Amazon RDS
13 15 (37.50%) Office 365

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 8 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 35 (87.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (65.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 20 (50.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 20 (50.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 17 (42.50%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (42.50%) Amazon ECS
5 17 (42.50%) Amazon S3
5 17 (42.50%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (42.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 15 (37.50%) Office 365
7 12 (30.00%) IaaS
7 12 (30.00%) PaaS
8 8 (20.00%) Azure Functions
8 8 (20.00%) Azure Machine Learning
8 8 (20.00%) Serverless
9 3 (7.50%) Datadog
9 3 (7.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (32.50%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
2 8 (20.00%) Skype
3 5 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (12.50%) Firewall
3 5 (12.50%) LAN
3 5 (12.50%) WAN
3 5 (12.50%) Wireless
4 2 (5.00%) BGP
4 2 (5.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (5.00%) IPsec
4 2 (5.00%) MPLS
4 2 (5.00%) OSPF
4 2 (5.00%) SMS
4 2 (5.00%) Spanning Tree
4 2 (5.00%) SSL
4 2 (5.00%) VLAN
4 2 (5.00%) VPLS
4 2 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (62.50%) Azure SQL Database
2 17 (42.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 17 (42.50%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 11 (27.50%) Jenkins
2 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (7.50%) Travis CI
3 3 (7.50%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Architect
1 17 (42.50%) Cloud Architect
2 13 (32.50%) Cloud Solutions Architect
2 13 (32.50%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (20.00%) Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) Network Security Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) Security Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) IT Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) IT Support
5 3 (7.50%) IT Support Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Network Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) IBM Technical Consultant
7 1 (2.50%) AWS DevOps
7 1 (2.50%) AWS Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Cloud Consultant
7 1 (2.50%) OAT Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (42.50%) Web Services
2 8 (20.00%) JSON
2 8 (20.00%) SAML
3 3 (7.50%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (5.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 21 (52.50%) Data Centre
2 18 (45.00%) Public Cloud
3 17 (42.50%) Private Cloud
3 17 (42.50%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (32.50%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (5.00%) CMDB
7 1 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 20 (50.00%) Windows
2 15 (37.50%) Linux
3 8 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (7.50%) CentOS
4 3 (7.50%) DC/OS
4 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (7.50%) Ubuntu
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (70.00%) Presales
2 23 (57.50%) Project Management
3 17 (42.50%) Line Management
3 17 (42.50%) Load Balancing
3 17 (42.50%) Migration
3 17 (42.50%) Technology Roadmap
4 13 (32.50%) ITIL
4 13 (32.50%) ITIL V3
4 13 (32.50%) PRINCE2
4 13 (32.50%) Service Management
4 13 (32.50%) Technical Architecture
4 13 (32.50%) TOGAF
5 12 (30.00%) Data Protection
6 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (27.50%) Configuration Management
6 11 (27.50%) SDLC
7 8 (20.00%) Asset Management
7 8 (20.00%) ERP
7 8 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 8 (20.00%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (80.00%) SQL
2 8 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 8 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.00%) CCNP
2 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.00%) JNCIS
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) MCSA
3 1 (2.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) GDPR
2 2 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 24 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (52.50%) Hyper-V
3 14 (35.00%) Active Directory
4 13 (32.50%) XenApp
4 13 (32.50%) XenDesktop
5 11 (27.50%) Docker
6 3 (7.50%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (7.50%) VirtualBox
6 3 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (5.00%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 11 (27.50%) Kubernetes
1 11 (27.50%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (27.50%) Puppet
1 11 (27.50%) Terraform
2 8 (20.00%) FortiGate
2 8 (20.00%) HP Data Protector
2 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (20.00%) NetBackup
3 3 (7.50%) Ansible
3 3 (7.50%) Docker Swarm
3 3 (7.50%) Packer
3 3 (7.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (60.00%) VMware
2 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (32.50%) Cisco
3 13 (32.50%) Citrix
4 11 (27.50%) Veeam
5 8 (20.00%) arcserve
5 8 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 8 (20.00%) CommVault
5 8 (20.00%) HP
5 8 (20.00%) Oracle
6 5 (12.50%) Aruba
6 5 (12.50%) Dell
6 5 (12.50%) EqualLogic
6 5 (12.50%) Juniper
6 5 (12.50%) Meraki
6 5 (12.50%) NetApp
6 5 (12.50%) Palo Alto
6 5 (12.50%) ProCurve
6 5 (12.50%) Ruckus Wireless
7 3 (7.50%) 3PAR