Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 170 156
Rank change year-on-year +18 -14 +17
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 32 25 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.91% 0.66% 1.28%
As % of the System Software category 5.76% 5.57% 10.24%
Number of salaries quoted 14 6 5
Birmingham median annual salary £55,000 £51,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.32% +20.59% -3.25%
10th Percentile £43,125 £37,500 £20,950
90th Percentile £68,750 £64,375 £45,000
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £43,619
% change year-on-year +4.76% +20.36% +9.05%

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 556 449 576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 15.76% 11.77% 12.46%
Number of salaries quoted 375 366 385
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +9.59% -5.19%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £22,700
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -2.78%

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 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Virtual Machines in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 30 (93.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (90.63%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (84.38%) Private Cloud
4 26 (81.25%) Data Centre
4 26 (81.25%) SQL
5 25 (78.13%) ITIL
5 25 (78.13%) Project Management
5 25 (78.13%) TOGAF
5 25 (78.13%) VMware
5 25 (78.13%) Technical Architecture
5 25 (78.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 25 (78.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 25 (78.13%) AWS CloudFormation
5 25 (78.13%) Amazon EC2
6 24 (75.00%) Amazon S3
6 24 (75.00%) Azure SQL Database
6 24 (75.00%) ITIL V3
6 24 (75.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 24 (75.00%) Amazon RDS
6 24 (75.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 24 (75.00%) Public Cloud
6 24 (75.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 24 (75.00%) Load Balancing
6 24 (75.00%) Service Management
6 24 (75.00%) PRINCE2
6 24 (75.00%) Web Services
6 24 (75.00%) Self-Motivation
7 22 (68.75%) Migration
7 22 (68.75%) Hybrid Cloud
8 21 (65.63%) Line Management

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.13%) AutoCAD
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 30 (93.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (90.63%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (78.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 25 (78.13%) Amazon EC2
3 25 (78.13%) AWS CloudFormation
4 24 (75.00%) Amazon S3
4 24 (75.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 24 (75.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 21 (65.63%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (21.88%) Amazon SQS
7 6 (18.75%) IaaS
8 5 (15.63%) AWS CloudTrail
8 5 (15.63%) Office 365
9 3 (9.38%) PaaS
10 1 (3.13%) Datadog
10 1 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (6.25%) Firewall
2 2 (6.25%) LAN
2 2 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (3.13%) BGP
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (3.13%) EIGRP
3 1 (3.13%) IP Telephony
3 1 (3.13%) IPsec
3 1 (3.13%) MPLS
3 1 (3.13%) OSPF
3 1 (3.13%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (3.13%) SSL
3 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.13%) VLAN
3 1 (3.13%) VPLS
3 1 (3.13%) VPN
3 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (75.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 24 (75.00%) Amazon RDS
1 24 (75.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
1 7 (21.88%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.13%) Travis CI
2 1 (3.13%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (62.50%) Architect
2 19 (59.38%) Cloud Architect
3 18 (56.25%) Solutions Architect
4 17 (53.13%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 8 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Senior Cloud Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Senior DevOps
7 3 (9.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (3.13%) IT Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (3.13%) IT Support
8 1 (3.13%) IT Support Technician
8 1 (3.13%) IT Technician
8 1 (3.13%) Junior IT Support
8 1 (3.13%) Junior IT Technician
8 1 (3.13%) Junior Support Technician
8 1 (3.13%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (75.00%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.13%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 27 (84.38%) Private Cloud
2 26 (81.25%) Data Centre
3 24 (75.00%) Public Cloud
3 24 (75.00%) Self-Motivation
4 22 (68.75%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.13%) CMDB
5 1 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (3.13%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.13%) CentOS
3 1 (3.13%) DC/OS
3 1 (3.13%) Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (78.13%) ITIL
1 25 (78.13%) Project Management
1 25 (78.13%) Technical Architecture
1 25 (78.13%) TOGAF
2 24 (75.00%) ITIL V3
2 24 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 24 (75.00%) PRINCE2
2 24 (75.00%) Service Management
3 22 (68.75%) Migration
4 21 (65.63%) Line Management
5 20 (62.50%) Presales
6 8 (25.00%) Data Protection
7 6 (18.75%) DevOps
8 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 3 (9.38%) Network Virtualisation
9 1 (3.13%) Contingency Planning
9 1 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (3.13%) People Management
9 1 (3.13%) Problem-Solving
9 1 (3.13%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 26 (81.25%) SQL
2 8 (25.00%) Python
3 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.38%) MCSE
2 3 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.13%) CCNP
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.13%) ISEB
3 1 (3.13%) JNCIS
3 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.00%) GDPR
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 25 (78.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (65.63%) Hyper-V
3 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
4 3 (9.38%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.13%) Docker
5 1 (3.13%) VirtualBox
5 1 (3.13%) XenApp
5 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) Ansible
1 8 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (25.00%) Puppet
2 6 (18.75%) Terraform
3 1 (3.13%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (3.13%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.13%) Packer
3 1 (3.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 25 (78.13%) VMware
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) Citrix
3 2 (6.25%) NetApp
4 1 (3.13%) Aruba
4 1 (3.13%) BMC
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco
4 1 (3.13%) Dell
4 1 (3.13%) EMC
4 1 (3.13%) EqualLogic
4 1 (3.13%) Google
4 1 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) Juniper
4 1 (3.13%) Meraki
4 1 (3.13%) New Relic
4 1 (3.13%) Palo Alto
4 1 (3.13%) ProCurve
4 1 (3.13%) Ruckus Wireless
4 1 (3.13%) Splunk