Period
to 5 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 5 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
5 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 221 244 270
Rank change year-on-year +23 +26 +13
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 13 37 57
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.26% 0.48% 0.56%
As % of the System Software category 1.33% 2.58% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 12 30 49
10th Percentile £39,450 £57,500 £42,900
25th Percentile £54,000 £62,000 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £85,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year -26.47% +13.33% +7.14%
75th Percentile £66,875 £87,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £71,938 " "
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% - +20.00%

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 the City of London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 979 1,434 1,806
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 19.58% 18.60% 17.82%
Number of salaries quoted 873 1,276 1,638
10th Percentile £46,250 £30,688 £30,500
25th Percentile £57,500 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £66,750 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.36% +2.69% +13.04%
75th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £102,250 £99,375 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +11.54% +4.00% +8.70%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in the City of London

Virtual Machines
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Virtual Machines in the City of London.

Salary trend for Virtual Machines in the City of London

Virtual Machines
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Machines in the City of London over the 6 months to 5 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Virtual Machines in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 City of London region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 11 (84.62%) VMware
2 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 9 (69.23%) Azure
3 8 (61.54%) Windows
3 8 (61.54%) Citrix
3 8 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (53.85%) Finance
4 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
4 7 (53.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (46.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 6 (46.15%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (38.46%) NetScaler
6 5 (38.46%) vCenter Server
6 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
7 4 (30.77%) Migration
7 4 (30.77%) SAN
7 4 (30.77%) IaaS
7 4 (30.77%) AWS
8 3 (23.08%) 3PAR
8 3 (23.08%) Microsoft 365
8 3 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (23.08%) Ansible
8 3 (23.08%) Docker
8 3 (23.08%) DevOps
8 3 (23.08%) Nimble Storage
8 3 (23.08%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (23.08%) Kubernetes
8 3 (23.08%) PowerCLI
8 3 (23.08%) Fintech

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (69.23%) Azure
2 7 (53.85%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (30.77%) AWS
3 4 (30.77%) IaaS
4 3 (23.08%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 3 (23.08%) Azure Storage
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (15.38%) OpenShift
6 1 (7.69%) Azure Key Vault
6 1 (7.69%) GCP
6 1 (7.69%) OneDrive
6 1 (7.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) NetScaler
2 4 (30.77%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security
3 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Artifactory
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) Maven
1 1 (7.69%) SonarQube
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Law
3 2 (15.38%) Front Office
3 2 (15.38%) Social Skills
4 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Azure Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) HP Storage Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) SAN Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) SAN Storage Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Storage Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Server Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
6 1 (7.69%) Java Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
6 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Azure Blueprints
1 1 (7.69%) Kafka
1 1 (7.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Cloud Native
2 1 (7.69%) Derivative
2 1 (7.69%) Digital Media
2 1 (7.69%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (7.69%) Market Risk
2 1 (7.69%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (30.77%) Migration
3 3 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (23.08%) DevOps
3 3 (23.08%) Fintech
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (23.08%) Project Delivery
3 3 (23.08%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 2 (15.38%) Change Control
4 2 (15.38%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure as Code
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
4 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (15.38%) Release Management
4 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Security Management
5 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
2 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
2 2 (15.38%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
3 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (23.08%) CCNA
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (23.08%) MCSE
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.69%) NIST
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 8 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (46.15%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (23.08%) Docker
5 2 (15.38%) Firmware
5 2 (15.38%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (15.38%) XenApp
5 2 (15.38%) XenDesktop
6 1 (7.69%) DFS Replication
6 1 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (7.69%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) vCenter Server
2 3 (23.08%) Ansible
2 3 (23.08%) Kubernetes
2 3 (23.08%) PowerCLI
3 2 (15.38%) XenMobile
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (7.69%) Puppet
4 1 (7.69%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) VMware
2 8 (61.54%) Citrix
3 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) 3PAR
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco
4 3 (23.08%) HP
4 3 (23.08%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (7.69%) Aruba
5 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
5 1 (7.69%) Google