Period
to 11 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for VMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VMS over the 6 months to 11 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

VMS
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 87 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +159
Permanent jobs citing VMS 6 0 0
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.58% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.45% - -
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Median annual salary £65,000 - -
North West median annual salary £65,000 £32,500 -
% change year-on-year +100.00% - -

VMS is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 174 517 708
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 16.68% 24.92% 21.99%
Number of salaries quoted 135 393 507
Median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -7.41% +10.96%
10th Percentile £25,700 £21,150 £24,150
90th Percentile £60,000 £63,000 £62,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.92% -1.25% +6.67%

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing VMS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for VMS in Cheshire

VMS
Salary Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VMS in Cheshire.

Salary trend for VMS in Cheshire

VMS
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VMS within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 11 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 4 - -
Daresbury - 4 - -
Chester - 2 £65,000 -
VMS
North West

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, IT jobs citing VMS 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for VMS.

1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Azure
1 6 (100.00%) AWS
1 6 (100.00%) DevOps
2 4 (66.67%) Kubernetes
2 4 (66.67%) Puppet
2 4 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (66.67%) Ansible
2 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (66.67%) Terraform
2 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) PHP
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) MCSD
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) RESTful
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Sitecore
3 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) API Integration

VMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (100.00%) AWS
1 6 (100.00%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) DevOps Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) VMS Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Development Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Agile .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Development Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Development Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Lead .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Lead Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Agile Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) RESTful
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) DevOps
2 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) API Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (33.33%) PHP
1 2 (33.33%) Python
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCSD
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Ansible
1 4 (66.67%) Kubernetes
1 4 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (66.67%) Puppet
1 4 (66.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Sitecore