The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for VMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMS
London / City of London
Rank 219 255 311
Rank change year-on-year +36 +56  
Permanent jobs citing VMS 4 12 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.080% 0.17% 0.059%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.32% 0.71% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4 12 6
Median salary £56,250 £38,750 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +45.16% -29.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £52,900 £30,000 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £94,250 £59,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -26.31%  

VMS is in the operating system skills category. The next 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 operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1268 1682 2726
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 25.29% 23.98% 26.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1154 1499 2364
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £70,000 £77,750
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing VMS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for VMS in the City of London

VMS
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VMS in the City of London.

Salary trend for VMS in the City of London

VMS
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VMS in the City of London over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for VMS in the City of London

VMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT jobs citing VMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for VMS.

1 6 (66.67%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) Degree
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) Ruby
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (33.33%) Python
4 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (33.33%) Puppet
4 3 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (33.33%) DevOps
4 3 (33.33%) Salt
5 2 (22.22%) Graphite
5 2 (22.22%) InfluxDB
5 2 (22.22%) Docker
5 2 (22.22%) Sensu
5 2 (22.22%) Human Resource Management
5 2 (22.22%) LAMP
5 2 (22.22%) Hedge funds
5 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
5 2 (22.22%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (22.22%) Open Source
5 2 (22.22%) SaaS
5 2 (22.22%) ServiceNow
5 2 (22.22%) Terraform
5 2 (22.22%) Grafana
5 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
5 2 (22.22%) Change Management
5 2 (22.22%) SLA

VMS
Top Related 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 2 (22.22%) Apache
1 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (22.22%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (22.22%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (22.22%) Amazon S3
2 2 (22.22%) SaaS
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) InfluxDB
1 2 (22.22%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
1 2 (22.22%) Maven
1 2 (22.22%) Subversion
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) German Language
2 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (11.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Technical Support
2 2 (22.22%) Design Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Graduate
2 2 (22.22%) Graduate 1st Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Graduate Technical Support
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Support
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Finance Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Security Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) LAMP
1 2 (22.22%) Middleware
1 2 (22.22%) Sensu
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 2 (22.22%) Hedge funds
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Unix
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
3 1 (11.11%) Windows NT
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) DevOps
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) E-Procurement
2 2 (22.22%) ERP
2 2 (22.22%) Human Resource Management
2 2 (22.22%) Open Source
2 2 (22.22%) Product Management
2 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
2 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) WFM
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Python
1 3 (33.33%) Ruby
2 2 (22.22%) Erlang
2 2 (22.22%) Perl
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) Docker
4 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (11.11%) NFS
4 1 (11.11%) vCloud
4 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
4 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (11.11%) vSphere
4 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (33.33%) Puppet
1 3 (33.33%) Salt
2 2 (22.22%) Cacti
2 2 (22.22%) Grafana
2 2 (22.22%) Graphite
2 2 (22.22%) Munin
2 2 (22.22%) Nagios
2 2 (22.22%) Terraform
3 1 (11.11%) Ansible
3 1 (11.11%) Kubernetes
3 1 (11.11%) Mesos
3 1 (11.11%) vMotion
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) Huawei
2 2 (22.22%) Remedy
2 2 (22.22%) ServiceNow
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) HP