Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 963 910 882
Rank change year-on-year -53 -28 -9
Permanent jobs citing KVM 172 260 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 0.75% 1.21% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 144 215 280
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.91% -6.36%
10th Percentile £30,375 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £78,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.91% -6.36%

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 22,987 21,460 22,454
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.08% 13.13% 12.45%
Number of salaries quoted 18,832 18,177 19,038
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -19 75 £63,750 +10.87% 15
South East -11 35 £55,000 +22.22% 5
North of England +32 27 £60,000 +60.00% 2
North West +31 25 £60,000 +88.98%
South West +18 22 £45,000 - 8
East of England +19 7 £55,000 +24.29% 8
Midlands +25 3 £43,750 +9.38% 1
East Midlands - 3 £43,750 - 1
Yorkshire +3 1 £30,000 -20.00% 2
North East -14 1 - -
KVM
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 154 (89.53%) Linux
2 114 (66.28%) VMware
3 106 (61.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 93 (54.07%) Python
5 81 (47.09%) Amazon AWS
5 81 (47.09%) Ansible
6 79 (45.93%) Windows
7 78 (45.35%) DevOps
8 77 (44.77%) Puppet
9 75 (43.60%) Opscode Chef
10 60 (34.88%) Hyper-V
11 56 (32.56%) Git (software)
12 54 (31.40%) Xen
13 53 (30.81%) Jenkins
14 52 (30.23%) Docker
15 50 (29.07%) Firewall
16 49 (28.49%) Bash Shell
17 42 (24.42%) DNS
18 41 (23.84%) MySQL
19 37 (21.51%) Configuration Management
19 37 (21.51%) Microsoft Azure
19 37 (21.51%) Open Source
20 36 (20.93%) Active Directory
20 36 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
21 34 (19.77%) PostgreSQL
22 31 (18.02%) Ubuntu
22 31 (18.02%) Perl
23 30 (17.44%) Microsoft
23 30 (17.44%) OpenStack
24 29 (16.86%) SQL

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 30 (17.44%) OpenStack
2 26 (15.12%) Apache
3 23 (13.37%) nginx
4 11 (6.40%) Tomcat
5 8 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (4.07%) CloudStack
7 6 (3.49%) IIS
7 6 (3.49%) JBoss
8 5 (2.91%) Skype for Business
9 4 (2.33%) Confluence
9 4 (2.33%) uWSGI
10 3 (1.74%) Apache Solr
10 3 (1.74%) lighttpd
10 3 (1.74%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.74%) WordPress
11 2 (1.16%) Apache Spark
11 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (1.16%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.58%) Jetty
12 1 (0.58%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 81 (47.09%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (21.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (11.05%) SaaS
4 9 (5.23%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (5.23%) IaaS
4 9 (5.23%) PaaS
5 8 (4.65%) Office 365
5 8 (4.65%) OpenShift
6 6 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (3.49%) GitHub
7 5 (2.91%) Mimecast
7 5 (2.91%) NuGet
8 4 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (1.16%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.58%) G Suite
10 1 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (29.07%) Firewall
2 42 (24.42%) DNS
3 24 (13.95%) TCP/IP
4 19 (11.05%) NAS
5 17 (9.88%) SAN
6 14 (8.14%) OpenVPN
6 14 (8.14%) OPNsense
7 13 (7.56%) DHCP
7 13 (7.56%) LAN
8 11 (6.40%) iSCSI
8 11 (6.40%) VLAN
9 10 (5.81%) WAN
10 7 (4.07%) FCoE
10 7 (4.07%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (4.07%) IPsec
10 7 (4.07%) PBX
10 7 (4.07%) VPN
11 6 (3.49%) Multicast
11 6 (3.49%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (3.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (23.84%) MySQL
2 34 (19.77%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (11.05%) SQL Server
4 10 (5.81%) NoSQL
4 10 (5.81%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.49%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.91%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.33%) Big Data
8 3 (1.74%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.74%) MariaDB
8 3 (1.74%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.74%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.74%) Redis
9 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.58%) Aerospike
10 1 (0.58%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.58%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 56 (32.56%) Git (software)
2 53 (30.81%) Jenkins
3 19 (11.05%) Subversion
4 15 (8.72%) JIRA
5 13 (7.56%) Vagrant
6 10 (5.81%) TeamCity
7 7 (4.07%) Bugzilla
8 6 (3.49%) Bitbucket
8 6 (3.49%) GitLab
8 6 (3.49%) Maven
8 6 (3.49%) Visual Studio
9 5 (2.91%) Chocolatey
9 5 (2.91%) Metasploit
10 4 (2.33%) Buildbot
10 4 (2.33%) Trac
10 4 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (1.16%) GDB
11 2 (1.16%) Selenium
11 2 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.16%) Valgrind
General
1 20 (11.63%) Finance
2 16 (9.30%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.07%) Banking
4 6 (3.49%) Electronics
4 6 (3.49%) Retail
5 4 (2.33%) Games
5 4 (2.33%) Law
5 4 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.33%) Marketing
6 3 (1.74%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (31.98%) DevOps Engineer
2 38 (22.09%) Administrator
3 29 (16.86%) Linux Administrator
3 29 (16.86%) Systems Administrator
4 25 (14.53%) Systems Engineer
5 24 (13.95%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 23 (13.37%) Linux Engineer
7 22 (12.79%) DevOps Administrator
8 18 (10.47%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 17 (9.88%) Lead DevOps
9 17 (9.88%) Linux Systems Engineer
10 15 (8.72%) Lead DevOps Engineer
10 15 (8.72%) Linux DevOps Administrator
11 14 (8.14%) AWS DevOps
12 13 (7.56%) AWS Administrator
13 11 (6.40%) Architect
14 9 (5.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 7 (4.07%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 6 (3.49%) Applications Engineer
16 6 (3.49%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.37%) LDAP
2 19 (11.05%) LAMP
3 18 (10.47%) LEMP Stack
4 10 (5.81%) LAPP Stack
5 8 (4.65%) JSON
5 8 (4.65%) RESTful
5 8 (4.65%) Web Services
6 7 (4.07%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (3.49%) HTML
7 6 (3.49%) Middleware
7 6 (3.49%) OpenVZ
7 6 (3.49%) Spring Boot
7 6 (3.49%) XML
8 5 (2.91%) .NET
8 5 (2.91%) MAPI
8 5 (2.91%) Regular Expression
9 4 (2.33%) Django
9 4 (2.33%) Node.js
9 4 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (2.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.53%) Linux Command Line
2 19 (11.05%) Data Centre
3 14 (8.14%) Replication
4 12 (6.98%) Computer Science
5 10 (5.81%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.91%) BYOD
7 5 (2.91%) Clustering
7 5 (2.91%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.91%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.91%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.91%) Virtual Team
7 5 (2.91%) YubiKey
8 3 (1.74%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.74%) Video\Live Streaming
9 2 (1.16%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.16%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.58%) Fintech
10 1 (0.58%) VLSI
Operating Systems
1 154 (89.53%) Linux
2 79 (45.93%) Windows
3 31 (18.02%) Ubuntu
4 22 (12.79%) Debian
5 19 (11.05%) FreeBSD
6 18 (10.47%) CentOS
6 18 (10.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (10.47%) Windows Server
7 16 (9.30%) Unix
8 14 (8.14%) Solaris
9 7 (4.07%) VMS
10 5 (2.91%) OpenBSD
11 4 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (1.74%) Windows 10
12 3 (1.74%) Windows 7
13 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.58%) Fedora
14 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (45.35%) DevOps
2 37 (21.51%) Configuration Management
2 37 (21.51%) Open Source
3 36 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (15.12%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (11.05%) Continuous Delivery
6 18 (10.47%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (8.72%) Project Management
8 13 (7.56%) Analytics
8 13 (7.56%) High Availability
8 13 (7.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 13 (7.56%) Mentoring
9 12 (6.98%) Cybersecurity
9 12 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
10 10 (5.81%) Deep Learning
10 10 (5.81%) Robotic Process Automation
10 10 (5.81%) Video Analytics
11 9 (5.23%) Information Security
12 8 (4.65%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 93 (54.07%) Python
2 49 (28.49%) Bash Shell
3 31 (18.02%) Perl
4 29 (16.86%) SQL
5 20 (11.63%) PowerShell
6 19 (11.05%) Java
7 17 (9.88%) PHP
7 17 (9.88%) Ruby
8 14 (8.14%) JavaScript
9 10 (5.81%) Shell Script
10 8 (4.65%) Go
11 7 (4.07%) C
12 5 (2.91%) C++
13 2 (1.16%) C-shell
13 2 (1.16%) Korn
13 2 (1.16%) Scala
14 1 (0.58%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (10.47%) Degree
2 7 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (4.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (3.49%) CCNA
3 6 (3.49%) RHCE
4 4 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.33%) PMI Certification
4 4 (2.33%) PMP
5 3 (1.74%) VCP6
6 2 (1.16%) RHCSA
6 2 (1.16%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.58%) CCNP
7 1 (0.58%) HNC
7 1 (0.58%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.05%) QA
2 5 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.33%) COBIT
3 4 (2.33%) ISO 14001
4 3 (1.74%) GDPR
5 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 106 (61.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (34.88%) Hyper-V
3 54 (31.40%) Xen
4 52 (30.23%) Docker
5 36 (20.93%) Active Directory
6 25 (14.53%) NFS
7 24 (13.95%) VirtualBox
8 21 (12.21%) pfSense
8 21 (12.21%) VMware ESXi
9 19 (11.05%) QEMU
10 18 (10.47%) Samba
11 12 (6.98%) oVirt
12 9 (5.23%) vSphere
13 7 (4.07%) Ceph
13 7 (4.07%) SRDF
13 7 (4.07%) Virtual Machines
14 6 (3.49%) iptables
15 4 (2.33%) DRBD
15 4 (2.33%) Varnish
15 4 (2.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 81 (47.09%) Ansible
2 77 (44.77%) Puppet
3 75 (43.60%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (13.37%) Kubernetes
5 21 (12.21%) Terraform
6 20 (11.63%) Nagios
7 15 (8.72%) ZABBIX
8 8 (4.65%) SCCM
9 7 (4.07%) HAProxy
9 7 (4.07%) Icinga
10 6 (3.49%) Cacti
10 6 (3.49%) Munin
10 6 (3.49%) rkt
11 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (2.91%) Nessus
11 5 (2.91%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 5 (2.91%) OpenVAS
11 5 (2.91%) QRadar
11 5 (2.91%) SCOM
12 4 (2.33%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 114 (66.28%) VMware
2 30 (17.44%) Microsoft
3 25 (14.53%) Cisco
4 23 (13.37%) Red Hat
5 17 (9.88%) Oracle
6 14 (8.14%) PagerDuty
7 13 (7.56%) EMC
8 12 (6.98%) NetApp
9 10 (5.81%) Google
9 10 (5.81%) IBM
9 10 (5.81%) SaltStack
10 8 (4.65%) Intel
10 8 (4.65%) Juniper
10 8 (4.65%) Splunk
11 7 (4.07%) SolarWinds
12 6 (3.49%) Palo Alto
12 6 (3.49%) SonicWALL
12 6 (3.49%) WatchGuard
13 5 (2.91%) Rapid7
13 5 (2.91%) Tripwire