Period
to 17 December 2018

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 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 969 962 902
Rank change year-on-year -7 -60 -5
Permanent jobs citing KVM 136 208 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.092% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 0.59% 0.96% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 114 164 247
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £25,375 £31,250 £33,250
90th Percentile £78,500 £73,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £49,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -10.91% -

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 22,958 21,715 21,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.51% 13.01% 12.39%
Number of salaries quoted 18,755 18,205 18,079
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for KVM in England

KVM
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing KVM in England.

Salary trend for KVM in England

KVM
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing KVM in England over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

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 17 December 2018. 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
London +28 70 £55,000 - 10
South East 0 30 £42,750 -1.16% 1
South West +23 12 £40,000 -11.11% 10
East of England +25 8 £55,000 +35.80% 3
North of England +7 8 £40,000 - 3
North West +22 6 £40,000 +40.35% 2
Midlands +28 4 £47,500 +11.76% 1
East Midlands - 3 £42,500 -
West Midlands +40 1 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Yorkshire +18 1 £30,000 -22.58% 1
North East +1 1 - -
KVM
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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.

1 127 (93.38%) Linux
2 81 (59.56%) VMware
3 77 (56.62%) Python
4 74 (54.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 73 (53.68%) Windows
6 61 (44.85%) Amazon AWS
7 60 (44.12%) Ansible
8 52 (38.24%) Puppet
9 50 (36.76%) Firewall
10 46 (33.82%) Bash Shell
10 46 (33.82%) DevOps
10 46 (33.82%) Opscode Chef
11 44 (32.35%) DNS
12 39 (28.68%) Hyper-V
13 35 (25.74%) MySQL
13 35 (25.74%) Jenkins
14 34 (25.00%) SQL
14 34 (25.00%) Xen
15 33 (24.26%) Git (software)
16 32 (23.53%) Ubuntu
17 31 (22.79%) Open Source
18 30 (22.06%) PostgreSQL
19 28 (20.59%) Linux Command Line
19 28 (20.59%) NFS
19 28 (20.59%) TCP/IP
20 27 (19.85%) Docker
21 26 (19.12%) pfSense
21 26 (19.12%) Cisco
22 25 (18.38%) LDAP
22 25 (18.38%) Debian

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 22 (16.18%) Apache
2 21 (15.44%) OpenStack
3 19 (13.97%) nginx
4 7 (5.15%) Tomcat
5 6 (4.41%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (3.68%) CloudStack
6 5 (3.68%) JBoss
6 5 (3.68%) Skype for Business
7 4 (2.94%) Confluence
7 4 (2.94%) IIS
7 4 (2.94%) uWSGI
8 3 (2.21%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.21%) WordPress
9 2 (1.47%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.47%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.74%) Jetty
10 1 (0.74%) lighttpd
10 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (5.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 61 (44.85%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (14.71%) SaaS
3 19 (13.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (8.09%) Office 365
4 11 (8.09%) OpenShift
5 6 (4.41%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (4.41%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (4.41%) IaaS
5 6 (4.41%) PaaS
6 5 (3.68%) GitHub
6 5 (3.68%) Mimecast
7 4 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.47%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.74%) G Suite
9 1 (0.74%) NuGet
9 1 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (36.76%) Firewall
2 44 (32.35%) DNS
3 28 (20.59%) TCP/IP
4 16 (11.76%) NAS
4 16 (11.76%) SAN
5 15 (11.03%) OpenVPN
5 15 (11.03%) OPNsense
5 15 (11.03%) VLAN
6 14 (10.29%) DHCP
7 12 (8.82%) iSCSI
8 11 (8.09%) PBX
9 8 (5.88%) HTTP
9 8 (5.88%) LAN
9 8 (5.88%) WAN
10 7 (5.15%) FCoE
10 7 (5.15%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (5.15%) Internet
10 7 (5.15%) SNMP
10 7 (5.15%) VoIP
11 6 (4.41%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (25.74%) MySQL
2 30 (22.06%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (11.76%) SQL Server
4 14 (10.29%) NoSQL
5 7 (5.15%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.68%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (3.68%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (3.68%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.94%) CouchDB
7 4 (2.94%) Redis
8 3 (2.21%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.21%) Riak
9 2 (1.47%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.74%) Big Data
10 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.74%) HBase
10 1 (0.74%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 35 (25.74%) Jenkins
2 33 (24.26%) Git (software)
3 15 (11.03%) Subversion
4 8 (5.88%) GitLab
5 7 (5.15%) JIRA
5 7 (5.15%) Visual Studio
6 6 (4.41%) GDB
6 6 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (4.41%) Valgrind
7 5 (3.68%) Bitbucket
7 5 (3.68%) Maven
7 5 (3.68%) Metasploit
8 3 (2.21%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.47%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.74%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.74%) Selenium
10 1 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (11.76%) Finance
2 14 (10.29%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.88%) Games
4 7 (5.15%) Banking
5 5 (3.68%) Electronics
6 4 (2.94%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.94%) Marketing
7 3 (2.21%) Private Banking
8 2 (1.47%) Retail
9 1 (0.74%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (21.32%) Administrator
1 29 (21.32%) DevOps Engineer
2 25 (18.38%) Linux Administrator
3 23 (16.91%) Systems Administrator
4 20 (14.71%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 19 (13.97%) Linux Engineer
6 16 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
7 14 (10.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 13 (9.56%) DevOps Administrator
8 13 (9.56%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 12 (8.82%) AWS DevOps
9 12 (8.82%) Linux DevOps Administrator
10 11 (8.09%) AWS Administrator
11 9 (6.62%) Architect
11 9 (6.62%) Developer
11 9 (6.62%) Support Engineer
12 6 (4.41%) C Developer
12 6 (4.41%) Infrastructure Architect
12 6 (4.41%) Software Developer
12 6 (4.41%) VoIP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (18.38%) LDAP
2 18 (13.24%) LAMP
3 16 (11.76%) LEMP Stack
4 10 (7.35%) XML
5 8 (5.88%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (5.88%) LAPP Stack
6 6 (4.41%) FreeSWITCH
6 6 (4.41%) Web Services
7 5 (3.68%) .NET
7 5 (3.68%) HTML
7 5 (3.68%) libvirt
7 5 (3.68%) MAPI
7 5 (3.68%) Regular Expression
7 5 (3.68%) Spring Boot
8 4 (2.94%) Django
8 4 (2.94%) JSON
8 4 (2.94%) Middleware
8 4 (2.94%) OpenVZ
8 4 (2.94%) RESTful
9 3 (2.21%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 28 (20.59%) Linux Command Line
2 11 (8.09%) Data Centre
3 9 (6.62%) Replication
4 6 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.41%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.68%) BYOD
5 5 (3.68%) Clustering
5 5 (3.68%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.68%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (3.68%) YubiKey
6 4 (2.94%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.94%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.21%) Video\Live Streaming
8 2 (1.47%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.74%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.74%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.74%) Fintech
9 1 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.74%) VLSI
Operating Systems
1 127 (93.38%) Linux
2 73 (53.68%) Windows
3 32 (23.53%) Ubuntu
4 25 (18.38%) Debian
5 21 (15.44%) CentOS
6 18 (13.24%) FreeBSD
7 17 (12.50%) Windows Server
8 16 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (9.56%) Unix
10 12 (8.82%) Solaris
11 8 (5.88%) Windows 10
12 5 (3.68%) VMS
12 5 (3.68%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (2.21%) OpenBSD
13 3 (2.21%) Windows 7
13 3 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.74%) DC/OS
14 1 (0.74%) Fedora
14 1 (0.74%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.74%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (33.82%) DevOps
2 31 (22.79%) Open Source
3 24 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (14.71%) Configuration Management
4 20 (14.71%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (11.76%) Mentoring
6 14 (10.29%) Analytics
7 12 (8.82%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (8.09%) Video Analytics
9 10 (7.35%) Deep Learning
10 9 (6.62%) Computer Science
10 9 (6.62%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (6.62%) Project Management
11 8 (5.88%) Hardware Maintenance
11 8 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 7 (5.15%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (5.15%) Data Management
12 7 (5.15%) Information Security
12 7 (5.15%) Patch Management
13 6 (4.41%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 77 (56.62%) Python
2 46 (33.82%) Bash Shell
3 34 (25.00%) SQL
4 22 (16.18%) Perl
5 16 (11.76%) PowerShell
6 12 (8.82%) Java
7 11 (8.09%) PHP
8 10 (7.35%) JavaScript
9 9 (6.62%) C
9 9 (6.62%) C++
9 9 (6.62%) Ruby
10 7 (5.15%) Go
11 6 (4.41%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.21%) Erlang
13 2 (1.47%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 17 (12.50%) Degree
2 5 (3.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (2.94%) RHCE
4 3 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.47%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.74%) CCNA
6 1 (0.74%) CCNP
6 1 (0.74%) PhD
6 1 (0.74%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.74%) PMP
6 1 (0.74%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.41%) QA
2 3 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.74%) COBIT
3 1 (0.74%) GDPR
3 1 (0.74%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 74 (54.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (28.68%) Hyper-V
3 34 (25.00%) Xen
4 28 (20.59%) NFS
5 27 (19.85%) Docker
6 26 (19.12%) pfSense
7 20 (14.71%) Active Directory
7 20 (14.71%) Samba
8 13 (9.56%) QEMU
9 10 (7.35%) oVirt
9 10 (7.35%) VirtualBox
10 8 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (5.15%) SRDF
12 6 (4.41%) Ceph
13 4 (2.94%) PowerDNS
13 4 (2.94%) Varnish
13 4 (2.94%) XenServer
14 3 (2.21%) DRBD
14 3 (2.21%) GlusterFS
14 3 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 60 (44.12%) Ansible
2 52 (38.24%) Puppet
3 46 (33.82%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (17.65%) Kubernetes
5 22 (16.18%) Terraform
6 19 (13.97%) Nagios
7 16 (11.76%) ZABBIX
8 8 (5.88%) Icinga
9 6 (4.41%) HAProxy
9 6 (4.41%) SCCM
10 5 (3.68%) Cacti
10 5 (3.68%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (3.68%) Nessus
10 5 (3.68%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 5 (3.68%) OpenVAS
10 5 (3.68%) QRadar
10 5 (3.68%) rkt
10 5 (3.68%) SCOM
11 4 (2.94%) Munin
12 3 (2.21%) vRealize
Vendors
1 81 (59.56%) VMware
2 26 (19.12%) Cisco
3 23 (16.91%) Microsoft
4 19 (13.97%) Red Hat
5 15 (11.03%) PagerDuty
6 13 (9.56%) Oracle
7 11 (8.09%) EMC
7 11 (8.09%) NetApp
8 10 (7.35%) Juniper
8 10 (7.35%) SaltStack
9 8 (5.88%) Intel
10 7 (5.15%) Sun
11 6 (4.41%) Google
11 6 (4.41%) Palo Alto
11 6 (4.41%) SolarWinds
11 6 (4.41%) SonicWALL
11 6 (4.41%) Splunk
11 6 (4.41%) WatchGuard
12 5 (3.68%) MuleSoft
12 5 (3.68%) Rapid7