Period
to 7 December 2021

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 7 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
7 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 172 106 123
Rank change year-on-year -66 +17 +37
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 14 3 30
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.42% 0.25% 1.12%
As % of the System Software category 2.57% 1.40% 7.14%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 27
10th Percentile £35,725 " £35,000
25th Percentile £43,938 £34,267 £46,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,250 £35,865 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +42.90% -48.76% +27.27%
75th Percentile £66,250 £37,463 £72,500
90th Percentile £79,750 " "
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £34,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +44.93% -44.80% +13.64%

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 545 214 420
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.33% 17.85% 15.71%
Number of salaries quoted 466 186 367
10th Percentile £30,500 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +21.05% +11.76% -5.56%
75th Percentile £74,688 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £72,500 £72,500
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +11.11% -4.71%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Birmingham

Virtual Machines
Salary Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Virtual Machines in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Virtual Machines in Birmingham

Virtual Machines
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Machines in Birmingham over the 6 months to 7 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Virtual Machines in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 7 December 2021, 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 9 (64.29%) Windows
1 9 (64.29%) Azure
2 8 (57.14%) Linux
3 6 (42.86%) Terraform
3 6 (42.86%) DevOps
3 6 (42.86%) Kubernetes
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2016
3 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 6 (42.86%) IaaS
3 6 (42.86%) Docker
3 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (35.71%) Network Security
4 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
4 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
4 5 (35.71%) Open Source
4 5 (35.71%) High Availability
4 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2019
4 5 (35.71%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (35.71%) ARM Templates
4 5 (35.71%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (35.71%) Packer
4 5 (35.71%) Opsview
4 5 (35.71%) Microservices
4 5 (35.71%) Ansible
4 5 (35.71%) Graphite
4 5 (35.71%) Grafana
4 5 (35.71%) Consul

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (64.29%) Azure
2 6 (42.86%) IaaS
3 5 (35.71%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (7.14%) AWS
4 1 (7.14%) GCP
4 1 (7.14%) PaaS
4 1 (7.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Network Security
2 3 (21.43%) VPN
3 2 (14.29%) BGP
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (14.29%) Firewall
3 2 (14.29%) HSRP
3 2 (14.29%) Junos
3 2 (14.29%) OSPF
3 2 (14.29%) VRRP
4 1 (7.14%) IPsec
4 1 (7.14%) LAN
4 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.14%) WAN
4 1 (7.14%) Wireless
4 1 (7.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Public Sector
2 1 (7.14%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Azure Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Platform Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Remote Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) SAP Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) ARM Templates
1 5 (35.71%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (14.29%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Mainframe
1 2 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Linux
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2016
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2019
5 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (14.29%) zOS
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) DevOps
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (35.71%) High Availability
2 5 (35.71%) Microservices
2 5 (35.71%) Open Source
3 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (14.29%) IT Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (14.29%) SDLC
4 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 1 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (7.14%) Data Privacy
5 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) Assembly Language
2 2 (14.29%) COBOL
2 2 (14.29%) Perl
2 2 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 6 (42.86%) Docker
2 2 (14.29%) Firmware
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) Kubernetes
1 6 (42.86%) Terraform
2 5 (35.71%) Ansible
2 5 (35.71%) Consul
2 5 (35.71%) Grafana
2 5 (35.71%) Graphite
2 5 (35.71%) Opsview
2 5 (35.71%) Packer
2 5 (35.71%) Prometheus
3 2 (14.29%) FortiGate
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
3 2 (14.29%) IBM
3 2 (14.29%) Juniper
3 2 (14.29%) Palo Alto
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Google
4 1 (7.14%) Qualys
4 1 (7.14%) SAP
4 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow