Period
to 4 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 4 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
England > East of England
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 198 131 225
Rank change year-on-year -67 +94 +33
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 43 4 47
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 0.77% 0.20% 0.70%
As % of the System Software category 4.51% 1.02% 4.07%
Number of salaries quoted 20 4 42
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,325 £24,875
25th Percentile £28,308 £31,688 £25,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £38,250 £34,000 £34,750
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.16% -22.78%
75th Percentile £56,563 £46,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £63,300 £66,500 "
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% +1.38%

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 East of England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 953 392 1,156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.96% 19.47% 17.11%
Number of salaries quoted 596 335 962
10th Percentile £24,250 £24,350 £24,750
25th Percentile £30,000 £29,500 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.53% -5.56%
75th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in the East of England

Virtual Machines
Salary Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Virtual Machines in the East of England.

Salary trend for Virtual Machines in the East of England

Virtual Machines
Salary Histogram in the East of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Machines in the East of England over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Virtual Machines in the East of England

Virtual Machines
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Machines within the East of England region over the 6 months to 4 December 2021. 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
Hertfordshire -53 24 £38,250 +16.79% 1
Essex +4 9 £28,411 -64.49% 1
Cambridgeshire - 8 £55,000 - 5
Norfolk - 2 - -
Virtual Machines
England

For the 6 months to 4 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 East of England region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 26 (60.47%) Windows
2 22 (51.16%) Active Directory
3 19 (44.19%) VMware
3 19 (44.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (39.53%) PowerShell
4 17 (39.53%) Hyper-V
5 16 (37.21%) Python
5 16 (37.21%) Security Operations
6 15 (34.88%) Task Automation
6 15 (34.88%) LDAP
6 15 (34.88%) Degree
7 14 (32.56%) JSON
7 14 (32.56%) SC Cleared
7 14 (32.56%) DV Cleared
7 14 (32.56%) Security Cleared
7 14 (32.56%) Information Management
7 14 (32.56%) SIEM
7 14 (32.56%) Regular Expression
7 14 (32.56%) HTTP
7 14 (32.56%) NFS
7 14 (32.56%) IIS
7 14 (32.56%) Network Packet Capture
7 14 (32.56%) Cyber Defence
7 14 (32.56%) Threat Detection
7 14 (32.56%) Cyberthreat
8 12 (27.91%) Azure
9 11 (25.58%) SQL
10 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
11 7 (16.28%) MS Exchange
11 7 (16.28%) Microsoft 365

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 14 (32.56%) IIS
2 7 (16.28%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.65%) Apache
3 2 (4.65%) Apache Solr
3 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.65%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.33%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.33%) Traefik
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) PTC Creo
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (27.91%) Azure
2 7 (16.28%) Microsoft 365
3 3 (6.98%) AWS
4 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.33%) Amazon EKS
4 1 (2.33%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.33%) Azure Cosmos DB
4 1 (2.33%) OneDrive
4 1 (2.33%) Route 53
4 1 (2.33%) SaaS
4 1 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (32.56%) HTTP
2 3 (6.98%) VoIP
3 2 (4.65%) DNS
3 2 (4.65%) Firewall
4 1 (2.33%) LAN
4 1 (2.33%) Skype
4 1 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.65%) DB2
3 2 (4.65%) InfluxDB
3 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.65%) MySQL
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.65%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.65%) JIRA
1 2 (4.65%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (2.33%) GitLab
General
1 5 (11.63%) Legal
1 5 (11.63%) Social Skills
2 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Publishing
4 1 (2.33%) Finance
4 1 (2.33%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 1 (2.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) SOC Engineer
1 14 (32.56%) SOC Specialist
2 10 (23.26%) Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Integration Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Service Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Architect
5 2 (4.65%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Developer
5 2 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Site Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Site Reliability Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.65%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.88%) LDAP
2 14 (32.56%) JSON
2 14 (32.56%) Regular Expression
3 2 (4.65%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (4.65%) Hibernate
3 2 (4.65%) JDBC
3 2 (4.65%) Lucene
3 2 (4.65%) Node.js
3 2 (4.65%) React
3 2 (4.65%) SAML
3 2 (4.65%) Spring
3 2 (4.65%) Vue.js
3 2 (4.65%) XML
3 2 (4.65%) XSLT
4 1 (2.33%) OAuth
4 1 (2.33%) OpenID
4 1 (2.33%) REST
4 1 (2.33%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 14 (32.56%) Cyber Defence
1 14 (32.56%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) Clustering
3 1 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 26 (60.47%) Windows
2 6 (13.95%) Windows Server
3 5 (11.63%) Linux
4 4 (9.30%) Windows 10
5 3 (6.98%) Android
5 3 (6.98%) Ubuntu
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (4.65%) CentOS
6 2 (4.65%) Unix
7 1 (2.33%) Debian
7 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Security Operations
2 15 (34.88%) Task Automation
3 14 (32.56%) Information Management
3 14 (32.56%) Network Packet Capture
3 14 (32.56%) SIEM
3 14 (32.56%) Threat Detection
4 7 (16.28%) Line Management
5 6 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (11.63%) Cost Control
6 5 (11.63%) DevOps
6 5 (11.63%) ITIL
7 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (9.30%) Change Control
7 4 (9.30%) Project Management
8 3 (6.98%) Collaborative Working
8 3 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (6.98%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
8 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
8 3 (6.98%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (39.53%) PowerShell
2 16 (37.21%) Python
3 11 (25.58%) SQL
4 2 (4.65%) Java
4 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (34.88%) Degree
2 14 (32.56%) DV Cleared
2 14 (32.56%) SC Cleared
2 14 (32.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 22 (51.16%) Active Directory
2 19 (44.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (39.53%) Hyper-V
4 14 (32.56%) NFS
5 3 (6.98%) Docker
6 1 (2.33%) Shibboleth
6 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) Kubernetes
1 5 (11.63%) Terraform
2 4 (9.30%) Ansible
3 3 (6.98%) Grafana
4 2 (4.65%) Galera Cluster
4 2 (4.65%) HAProxy
5 1 (2.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 1 (2.33%) Cobbler
5 1 (2.33%) Consul
5 1 (2.33%) Kibana
5 1 (2.33%) logstash
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.33%) Packer
5 1 (2.33%) Prometheus
5 1 (2.33%) Puppet
5 1 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 19 (44.19%) VMware
2 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.65%) IBM
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle
3 2 (4.65%) PTC
3 2 (4.65%) Sun
4 1 (2.33%) Citrix
4 1 (2.33%) CloudEndure
4 1 (2.33%) CyberArk
4 1 (2.33%) Google
4 1 (2.33%) Ivanti
4 1 (2.33%) Splunk
4 1 (2.33%) Veeam