Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK > England
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 982 869 943
Rank change year-on-year -113 +74 -12
Permanent jobs citing KVM 169 282 316
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 0.74% 1.41% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 132 250 286
England median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £35,025 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £85,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% +10.00%

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 22,730 19,936 23,608
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.13% 12.51% 12.51%
Number of salaries quoted 18,533 16,769 20,125
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% +4.94% +1.25%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -84 78 £57,500 -11.54% 12
South West -1 27 £38,500 -18.95% 13
South East -58 24 £60,750 +35.00% 10
North of England +7 21 £60,000 +64.38% 9
North West +9 15 £60,000 +88.98% 7
East of England -34 12 £51,250 +13.89% 2
Yorkshire +33 6 £40,000 +6.67% 2
Midlands +22 6 £45,000 -30.77% 1
West Midlands - 6 £45,000 -
KVM
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 155 (91.72%) Linux
2 112 (66.27%) DevOps
3 108 (63.91%) VMware
4 101 (59.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 100 (59.17%) Ansible
6 87 (51.48%) Python
7 86 (50.89%) Puppet
8 84 (49.70%) Docker
9 83 (49.11%) Opscode Chef
10 80 (47.34%) Git (software)
11 71 (42.01%) Jenkins
12 70 (41.42%) Configuration Management
13 69 (40.83%) Amazon AWS
14 63 (37.28%) Continuous Integration
15 59 (34.91%) MySQL
16 54 (31.95%) Open Source
17 53 (31.36%) Windows
18 52 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
19 51 (30.18%) Agile Software Development
20 48 (28.40%) Apache
21 46 (27.22%) Nagios
22 45 (26.63%) nginx
23 44 (26.04%) OpenStack
24 42 (24.85%) Kubernetes
25 40 (23.67%) Hyper-V
25 40 (23.67%) Bash Shell
26 34 (20.12%) Ubuntu
27 31 (18.34%) Xen
27 31 (18.34%) Microsoft Azure
27 31 (18.34%) CentOS

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 48 (28.40%) Apache
2 45 (26.63%) nginx
3 44 (26.04%) OpenStack
4 18 (10.65%) Apache Solr
5 8 (4.73%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (4.14%) Tomcat
7 6 (3.55%) IIS
8 4 (2.37%) Jetty
9 3 (1.78%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 3 (1.78%) Traffic Server
9 3 (1.78%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.18%) CMS
10 2 (1.18%) Drupal
10 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.18%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.59%) Mongrel
11 1 (0.59%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 69 (40.83%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (18.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (11.83%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (6.51%) IaaS
5 6 (3.55%) GitHub
5 6 (3.55%) PaaS
6 5 (2.96%) SaaS
7 4 (2.37%) NuGet
8 2 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.18%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (1.18%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.18%) Datadog
8 2 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.18%) Office 365
8 2 (1.18%) Route 53
8 2 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.59%) Cloudflare
9 1 (0.59%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.59%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (18.34%) Firewall
2 20 (11.83%) TCP/IP
3 17 (10.06%) DNS
4 13 (7.69%) Internet
5 10 (5.92%) Ethernet
5 10 (5.92%) HTTP
6 9 (5.33%) DHCP
6 9 (5.33%) LAN
6 9 (5.33%) VPN
7 8 (4.73%) BGP
8 7 (4.14%) DSL
8 7 (4.14%) MPLS
8 7 (4.14%) OpenVPN
8 7 (4.14%) OSPF
8 7 (4.14%) WAN
9 6 (3.55%) SAN
10 5 (2.96%) OPNsense
11 4 (2.37%) NAS
12 3 (1.78%) SSH
12 3 (1.78%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (34.91%) MySQL
2 52 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (15.38%) Redis
4 19 (11.24%) Apache Cassandra
5 15 (8.88%) SQL Server
6 13 (7.69%) MongoDB
7 8 (4.73%) Relational Database
8 6 (3.55%) Aerospike
8 6 (3.55%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.96%) Big Data
10 4 (2.37%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.78%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.78%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.59%) Amazon Aurora
13 1 (0.59%) Electronic Patient Records
13 1 (0.59%) MariaDB
13 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 80 (47.34%) Git (software)
2 71 (42.01%) Jenkins
3 28 (16.57%) Subversion
4 27 (15.98%) Vagrant
5 18 (10.65%) GoCD
6 12 (7.10%) Bugzilla
7 10 (5.92%) Buildbot
7 10 (5.92%) TeamCity
8 6 (3.55%) JIRA
8 6 (3.55%) Mercurial
9 5 (2.96%) Chocolatey
9 5 (2.96%) Trac
10 4 (2.37%) Ant
10 4 (2.37%) Maven
10 4 (2.37%) Selenium
10 4 (2.37%) Visual Studio
10 4 (2.37%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.78%) JUnit
11 3 (1.78%) TestNG
General
1 14 (8.28%) Games
2 13 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.33%) Finance
4 6 (3.55%) Retail
5 1 (0.59%) Banking
5 1 (0.59%) Law
Job Titles
1 79 (46.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 51 (30.18%) Administrator
3 40 (23.67%) Linux Administrator
3 40 (23.67%) Systems Administrator
4 35 (20.71%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 34 (20.12%) DevOps Administrator
6 31 (18.34%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 27 (15.98%) Linux DevOps Administrator
8 18 (10.65%) Lead DevOps
9 16 (9.47%) Operations Engineer
9 16 (9.47%) Senior DevOps
9 16 (9.47%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 15 (8.88%) Linux Engineer
11 14 (8.28%) Lead DevOps Engineer
12 13 (7.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 13 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
13 11 (6.51%) Architect
13 11 (6.51%) Linux Systems Engineer
14 10 (5.92%) AWS DevOps
15 9 (5.33%) DevOps Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.43%) Middleware
2 20 (11.83%) Web Services
3 15 (8.88%) Kafka
4 11 (6.51%) LAMP
4 11 (6.51%) RabbitMQ
5 9 (5.33%) LEMP Stack
6 7 (4.14%) LDAP
7 5 (2.96%) LAPP Stack
7 5 (2.96%) Node.js
8 4 (2.37%) JSON
8 4 (2.37%) libvirt
8 4 (2.37%) REST
9 3 (1.78%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (1.78%) JAX-RS
9 3 (1.78%) JDBC
9 3 (1.78%) Spark Streaming
9 3 (1.78%) WebSockets
9 3 (1.78%) WSGI
10 2 (1.18%) OpenVZ
10 2 (1.18%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.98%) Data Centre
2 17 (10.06%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (10.06%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (7.69%) Public Cloud
4 11 (6.51%) Computer Science
4 11 (6.51%) Private Cloud
4 11 (6.51%) Replication
5 9 (5.33%) Internet of Things
6 8 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.55%) Spread Betting
8 5 (2.96%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (2.96%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.18%) Social Media
9 2 (1.18%) User Experience
10 1 (0.59%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.59%) Fintech
10 1 (0.59%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.59%) Smart City
10 1 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 155 (91.72%) Linux
2 53 (31.36%) Windows
3 34 (20.12%) Ubuntu
4 31 (18.34%) CentOS
5 25 (14.79%) Debian
6 15 (8.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (8.28%) VMS
8 13 (7.69%) Windows Server
9 10 (5.92%) Unix
10 6 (3.55%) FreeBSD
11 4 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.78%) VyOS
12 3 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (1.18%) Fedora
13 2 (1.18%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (66.27%) DevOps
2 70 (41.42%) Configuration Management
3 63 (37.28%) Continuous Integration
4 54 (31.95%) Open Source
5 51 (30.18%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (14.20%) Continuous Delivery
7 22 (13.02%) ITIL
8 20 (11.83%) High Availability
8 20 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (9.47%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (8.88%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (8.28%) Robotic Process Automation
12 11 (6.51%) Change Control
13 10 (5.92%) Service Delivery
14 9 (5.33%) Root Cause Analysis
14 9 (5.33%) Task Automation
14 9 (5.33%) TDD
15 8 (4.73%) Test Automation
15 8 (4.73%) User Acceptance Testing
16 7 (4.14%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (51.48%) Python
2 40 (23.67%) Bash Shell
3 29 (17.16%) Perl
4 26 (15.38%) Java
5 25 (14.79%) Ruby
6 21 (12.43%) Shell Script
7 12 (7.10%) PowerShell
8 11 (6.51%) PHP
9 10 (5.92%) Go
10 9 (5.33%) JavaScript
11 4 (2.37%) C
11 4 (2.37%) SQL
12 3 (1.78%) Scala
13 1 (0.59%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (4.14%) CCNP
2 7 (4.14%) JNCIP
3 4 (2.37%) Degree
3 4 (2.37%) PMI Certification
3 4 (2.37%) PMP
4 2 (1.18%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.18%) RHCE
5 1 (0.59%) CCNA
5 1 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.59%) MCP
5 1 (0.59%) Novell Certification
5 1 (0.59%) VCP4
5 1 (0.59%) VCP5
5 1 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.83%) QA
2 12 (7.10%) ISO 14001
2 12 (7.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (4.73%) Cyber Essentials
3 8 (4.73%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 8 (4.73%) ISO 9001
4 6 (3.55%) PCI DSS
5 4 (2.37%) COBIT
6 1 (0.59%) GCP
System Software
1 101 (59.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 84 (49.70%) Docker
3 40 (23.67%) Hyper-V
4 31 (18.34%) Xen
5 29 (17.16%) Active Directory
5 29 (17.16%) VirtualBox
6 19 (11.24%) QEMU
7 13 (7.69%) iptables
7 13 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (5.92%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (4.73%) Ceph
10 6 (3.55%) NFS
10 6 (3.55%) vSphere
11 5 (2.96%) pfSense
11 5 (2.96%) Samba
12 3 (1.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (1.78%) LXC
12 3 (1.78%) VMware NSX
13 2 (1.18%) Corosync
13 2 (1.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 100 (59.17%) Ansible
2 86 (50.89%) Puppet
3 83 (49.11%) Opscode Chef
4 46 (27.22%) Nagios
5 42 (24.85%) Kubernetes
6 28 (16.57%) Terraform
7 19 (11.24%) Kibana
8 14 (8.28%) ZABBIX
9 11 (6.51%) Docker Swarm
9 11 (6.51%) HAProxy
10 9 (5.33%) Grafana
11 8 (4.73%) Icinga
12 7 (4.14%) Consul
13 6 (3.55%) Mesos
14 5 (2.96%) Bacula
14 5 (2.96%) Bareos
14 5 (2.96%) logstash
14 5 (2.96%) Munin
14 5 (2.96%) Prometheus
15 4 (2.37%) Cacti
Vendors
1 108 (63.91%) VMware
2 21 (12.43%) Cisco
3 19 (11.24%) Google
4 15 (8.88%) IBM
4 15 (8.88%) Splunk
5 12 (7.10%) Microsoft
5 12 (7.10%) Oracle
6 10 (5.92%) Juniper
7 9 (5.33%) Perforce
8 8 (4.73%) Red Hat
9 6 (3.55%) Sophos
10 5 (2.96%) PagerDuty
11 4 (2.37%) Dell
11 4 (2.37%) SaltStack
12 3 (1.78%) Cloudera
12 3 (1.78%) EMC
12 3 (1.78%) Fortinet
12 3 (1.78%) Hortonworks
12 3 (1.78%) HP
12 3 (1.78%) Rackspace