Period
to 26 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 26 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 111 137 144
Rank change year-on-year +26 +7 -19
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 16 14 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.86% 0.56% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 5.00% 4.73% 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 9
Edinburgh median annual salary £31,000 £70,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -55.71% +64.71% +30.77%
10th Percentile £30,500 £45,600 £37,500
90th Percentile £37,625 £72,500 £47,500
Scotland median annual salary £31,000 £62,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -50.40% +56.25% +23.08%

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 320 296 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 17.17% 11.85% 9.07%
Number of salaries quoted 182 212 138
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,750 £29,014 £28,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £61,625
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +15.38%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Edinburgh

Virtual Machines
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Virtual Machines in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 10 (62.50%) Configuration Management
1 10 (62.50%) AWS
1 10 (62.50%) DevOps
1 10 (62.50%) Public Cloud
1 10 (62.50%) Terraform
1 10 (62.50%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (50.00%) Firewall
3 7 (43.75%) Replication
3 7 (43.75%) MySQL
3 7 (43.75%) Performance Optimisation
3 7 (43.75%) Relational Database
3 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
3 7 (43.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (43.75%) Puppet
4 5 (31.25%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (31.25%) Skype for Business
4 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
4 5 (31.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (31.25%) Private Cloud
4 5 (31.25%) vCloud
4 5 (31.25%) Skype
4 5 (31.25%) Server Patching
4 5 (31.25%) Palo Alto
4 5 (31.25%) Resource Allocation
4 5 (31.25%) Windows
4 5 (31.25%) VMS
4 5 (31.25%) Cisco
4 5 (31.25%) VBScript
4 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
4 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 5 (31.25%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 10 (62.50%) AWS
2 3 (18.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (18.75%) Azure
2 3 (18.75%) Azure Functions
2 3 (18.75%) IaaS
2 3 (18.75%) PaaS
2 3 (18.75%) SaaS
2 3 (18.75%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (31.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) MySQL
1 7 (43.75%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (18.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) Operations Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) Senior DevOps
2 7 (43.75%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Support
3 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) AWS DevOps
4 3 (18.75%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) AWS Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 3 (18.75%) Python Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (18.75%) Lambda Expressions
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) Public Cloud
2 7 (43.75%) Replication
3 5 (31.25%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) VMS
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Configuration Management
1 10 (62.50%) DevOps
1 10 (62.50%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (43.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (43.75%) Performance Optimisation
2 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
3 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (31.25%) Resource Allocation
3 5 (31.25%) Server Management
3 5 (31.25%) Server Patching
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure as Code
4 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
4 3 (18.75%) Log Aggregation
4 3 (18.75%) Project Delivery
4 3 (18.75%) Security Monitoring
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
1 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
1 5 (31.25%) VBScript
2 3 (18.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
1 5 (31.25%) vCloud
1 5 (31.25%) Virtual Servers
1 5 (31.25%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (18.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (62.50%) Terraform
2 7 (43.75%) Puppet
3 5 (31.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (31.25%) vCenter Server
3 5 (31.25%) WSUS
4 3 (18.75%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco
1 5 (31.25%) Palo Alto
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Splunk