Period
to 29 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for KVM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited KVM over the 6 months to 29 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK > England
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 784 913 989
Rank change year-on-year +129 +76 -120
Permanent jobs citing KVM 67 143 177
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.081% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.46% 0.64% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 63 102 140
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -21.74% -4.17%
10th Percentile £34,250 £30,800 £35,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £90,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% -18.18% -8.33%

KVM 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 England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 14,437 22,348 22,838
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.46% 16.78% 14.14%
Number of salaries quoted 11,794 18,243 18,592
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing KVM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in England

KVM
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing KVM in England.

Salary trend for KVM in England

KVM
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing KVM in England over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Salary histogram for KVM in England

KVM
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the England region over the 6 months to 29 May 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
South East +88 22 £50,000 +11.11% 8
South West +86 18 £48,750 +14.71% 2
North of England +143 14 £45,000 +34.33% 1
Yorkshire - 12 £45,000 -
London +81 10 £67,500 +35.00% 1
East of England +78 2 £70,000 +36.59%
Midlands +82 1 - -
North West +75 1 £42,500 +26.87% 1
West Midlands +67 1 - -
North East - 1 £45,000 -
KVM
UK

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, IT jobs citing KVM 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 England region with a requirement for KVM.

1 64 (95.52%) Linux
2 46 (68.66%) Python
3 44 (65.67%) Bash Shell
4 38 (56.72%) VMware
5 34 (50.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 31 (46.27%) Data Centre
7 29 (43.28%) CentOS
8 28 (41.79%) MySQL
9 27 (40.30%) Ansible
10 25 (37.31%) Ubuntu
10 25 (37.31%) Red Hat
10 25 (37.31%) Configuration Management
11 23 (34.33%) Docker
11 23 (34.33%) Puppet
12 21 (31.34%) DevOps
12 21 (31.34%) Git (software)
13 20 (29.85%) OpenStack
13 20 (29.85%) SQL
14 18 (26.87%) Windows
14 18 (26.87%) Opscode Chef
14 18 (26.87%) Hyper-V
15 17 (25.37%) Kubernetes
16 16 (23.88%) Problem-Solving
16 16 (23.88%) MariaDB
16 16 (23.88%) LAMP
17 14 (20.90%) Firewall
17 14 (20.90%) Vagrant
17 14 (20.90%) JIRA
18 13 (19.40%) Xen
18 13 (19.40%) AWS

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 20 (29.85%) OpenStack
2 13 (19.40%) Apache
3 11 (16.42%) Confluence
4 3 (4.48%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (4.48%) GlassFish
4 3 (4.48%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.49%) IIS
6 1 (1.49%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 13 (19.40%) AWS
2 9 (13.43%) Azure
3 6 (8.96%) OpenShift
3 6 (8.96%) SaaS
4 5 (7.46%) Azure Stack
5 3 (4.48%) PaaS
6 2 (2.99%) GCP
6 2 (2.99%) IaaS
7 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.49%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.49%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.90%) Firewall
2 8 (11.94%) Internet
2 8 (11.94%) TCP/IP
3 7 (10.45%) DNS
4 6 (8.96%) DHCP
4 6 (8.96%) SAN
5 5 (7.46%) LAN
5 5 (7.46%) MRTG
5 5 (7.46%) RTP
5 5 (7.46%) SSL
5 5 (7.46%) VoIP
5 5 (7.46%) WAN
6 4 (5.97%) Asterisk PBX
6 4 (5.97%) PBX
6 4 (5.97%) SMPP
6 4 (5.97%) SMS
6 4 (5.97%) VLAN
7 3 (4.48%) BGP
7 3 (4.48%) RIP
7 3 (4.48%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (41.79%) MySQL
2 16 (23.88%) MariaDB
3 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
4 5 (7.46%) CouchDB
4 5 (7.46%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (7.46%) RDBMS
4 5 (7.46%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.49%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (31.34%) Git (software)
2 14 (20.90%) JIRA
2 14 (20.90%) Vagrant
3 12 (17.91%) Bitbucket
4 11 (16.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 11 (16.42%) Jenkins
5 5 (7.46%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (5.97%) Selenium
7 3 (4.48%) Bugzilla
7 3 (4.48%) CruiseControl
8 1 (1.49%) Axure RP
8 1 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (11.94%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.99%) Retail
3 1 (1.49%) Advertising
3 1 (1.49%) Finance
3 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (32.84%) Administrator
2 21 (31.34%) Linux Administrator
3 19 (28.36%) Systems Administrator
4 18 (26.87%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 17 (25.37%) Linux Engineer
6 12 (17.91%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 12 (17.91%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (14.93%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 8 (11.94%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 7 (10.45%) Cloud Engineer
9 7 (10.45%) Senior Linux Systems Engineer
10 6 (8.96%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (8.96%) Senior Cloud Engineer
10 6 (8.96%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (7.46%) DevOps Engineer
11 5 (7.46%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
12 4 (5.97%) Automation Engineer
12 4 (5.97%) DevOps Automation Engineer
12 4 (5.97%) Junior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.88%) LAMP
2 11 (16.42%) YAML
3 8 (11.94%) Elastic Stack
4 6 (8.96%) LDAP
5 2 (2.99%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.99%) GraphQL
5 2 (2.99%) React
5 2 (2.99%) REST
5 2 (2.99%) SOAP
5 2 (2.99%) Spring
5 2 (2.99%) Vue.js
6 1 (1.49%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (1.49%) Node.js
6 1 (1.49%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.49%) Regular Expression
6 1 (1.49%) STL
6 1 (1.49%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 31 (46.27%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.94%) Replication
3 7 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.96%) Cloud Native
5 5 (7.46%) Clustering
6 4 (5.97%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.49%) FMCG
8 1 (1.49%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.49%) User Experience
8 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 64 (95.52%) Linux
2 29 (43.28%) CentOS
3 25 (37.31%) Ubuntu
4 18 (26.87%) Windows
5 12 (17.91%) FreeBSD
6 11 (16.42%) FreeNAS
6 11 (16.42%) Windows Server
7 8 (11.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (8.96%) Debian
9 5 (7.46%) Unix
10 3 (4.48%) Fedora
11 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (37.31%) Configuration Management
2 21 (31.34%) DevOps
3 16 (23.88%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (16.42%) Continuous Delivery
4 11 (16.42%) Infrastructure Management
5 10 (14.93%) Server Virtualisation
6 9 (13.43%) Computer Science
6 9 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (13.43%) Migration
7 8 (11.94%) ITIL
8 7 (10.45%) High Availability
9 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 5 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (7.46%) Data Integration
10 5 (7.46%) OO
10 5 (7.46%) Robotic Process Automation
10 5 (7.46%) Software Engineering
10 5 (7.46%) Tech Ops
10 5 (7.46%) Visualisation
11 4 (5.97%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 46 (68.66%) Python
2 44 (65.67%) Bash Shell
3 20 (29.85%) SQL
4 13 (19.40%) PHP
5 11 (16.42%) Perl
6 9 (13.43%) PowerShell
7 8 (11.94%) Ruby
7 8 (11.94%) Shell Script
8 5 (7.46%) Groovy
8 5 (7.46%) Korn
9 3 (4.48%) C
9 3 (4.48%) C++
9 3 (4.48%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.99%) Java
11 1 (1.49%) C#
11 1 (1.49%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.49%) Go
11 1 (1.49%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) Degree
2 6 (8.96%) RHCE
3 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.49%) CCNP
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.49%) JNCIP
5 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (50.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (34.33%) Docker
3 18 (26.87%) Hyper-V
4 13 (19.40%) Xen
5 11 (16.42%) Ceph
6 6 (8.96%) oVirt
7 5 (7.46%) Active Directory
7 5 (7.46%) Btrfs
7 5 (7.46%) DRBD
7 5 (7.46%) NFS
8 4 (5.97%) iptables
8 4 (5.97%) Squid
9 3 (4.48%) QEMU
10 2 (2.99%) LXC
11 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.49%) pfSense
11 1 (1.49%) Samba
11 1 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (1.49%) VirtualBox
11 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (40.30%) Ansible
2 23 (34.33%) Puppet
3 18 (26.87%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (25.37%) Kubernetes
5 12 (17.91%) Proxmox
6 10 (14.93%) Terraform
7 9 (13.43%) Grafana
8 7 (10.45%) Nagios
9 5 (7.46%) Check_MK
9 5 (7.46%) Packer
9 5 (7.46%) ZABBIX
10 4 (5.97%) Oracle ZFS
11 3 (4.48%) Kibana
11 3 (4.48%) Matomo
11 3 (4.48%) SELinux
12 2 (2.99%) HAProxy
12 2 (2.99%) Norton AntiVirus
13 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 1 (1.49%) SCOM
13 1 (1.49%) yum
Vendors
1 38 (56.72%) VMware
2 25 (37.31%) Red Hat
3 12 (17.91%) Percona
4 11 (16.42%) Atlassian
4 11 (16.42%) SaltStack
5 8 (11.94%) Cisco
6 7 (10.45%) Oracle
7 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
8 3 (4.48%) HP
8 3 (4.48%) Juniper
8 3 (4.48%) Sybase
9 2 (2.99%) Citrix
9 2 (2.99%) McAfee
9 2 (2.99%) Symantec
10 1 (1.49%) BMC
10 1 (1.49%) Dell
10 1 (1.49%) Draytek
10 1 (1.49%) NetApp
10 1 (1.49%) Oblix
10 1 (1.49%) Sophos