Period
to 25 July 2021

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 25 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 846 731 944
Rank change year-on-year -115 +213 +40
Permanent jobs citing KVM 107 49 148
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.075% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.56% 0.42% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 76 42 102
10th Percentile £40,000 £30,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £34,438 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - -21.74%
75th Percentile £65,000 £60,938 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £66,125 £90,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -18.18%

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 18,952 11,691 23,022
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.01% 17.95% 17.26%
Number of salaries quoted 13,418 9,822 19,177
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,000 £26,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +2.04%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 25 July 2021.

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 25 July 2021. 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 -85 44 £52,500 -8.70% 11
South West -53 24 £75,000 +50.00% 3
South East -77 16 £47,500 +5.56% 10
North of England -71 12 £47,500 +5.56% 4
Yorkshire -61 11 £47,500 +5.56% 3
Midlands -56 10 £42,500 - 2
West Midlands -53 6 £45,000 - 1
North West -43 4 £47,500 +50.79% 1
East Midlands - 4 £42,500 - 1
North East - 3 £47,500 -
East of England -39 2 £32,750 -53.21% 4
KVM
UK

For the 6 months to 25 July 2021, 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 80 (74.77%) Linux
2 50 (46.73%) VMware
3 47 (43.93%) Windows
4 45 (42.06%) Firewall
5 44 (41.12%) Docker
6 43 (40.19%) VMware Infrastructure
7 39 (36.45%) Python
8 38 (35.51%) Data Centre
9 37 (34.58%) Internet
10 36 (33.64%) VPN
10 36 (33.64%) Puppet
11 35 (32.71%) Kubernetes
12 34 (31.78%) Debian
13 33 (30.84%) Agile Software Development
14 32 (29.91%) Perl
15 30 (28.04%) Microsoft
15 30 (28.04%) DevOps
16 28 (26.17%) ZABBIX
17 26 (24.30%) Azure
17 26 (24.30%) AWS
17 26 (24.30%) Configuration Management
18 25 (23.36%) Shell Script
18 25 (23.36%) Java
18 25 (23.36%) PaaS
18 25 (23.36%) Degree
18 25 (23.36%) Ansible
18 25 (23.36%) Go
19 24 (22.43%) Security Cleared
20 23 (21.50%) Computer Science
20 23 (21.50%) Open Source

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 17 (15.89%) Apache
1 17 (15.89%) IIS
1 17 (15.89%) nginx
1 17 (15.89%) OpenStack
1 17 (15.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 17 (15.89%) Tomcat
2 11 (10.28%) ejabberd
3 5 (4.67%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Coherence
Cloud Services
1 26 (24.30%) AWS
1 26 (24.30%) Azure
2 25 (23.36%) PaaS
3 17 (15.89%) IaaS
4 11 (10.28%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (10.28%) GCP
5 9 (8.41%) OpenShift
6 6 (5.61%) Amazon EKS
7 5 (4.67%) IBM Cloud
7 5 (4.67%) Microsoft 365
7 5 (4.67%) MinIO
7 5 (4.67%) Stackdriver
8 4 (3.74%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.93%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 45 (42.06%) Firewall
2 37 (34.58%) Internet
3 36 (33.64%) VPN
4 23 (21.50%) BGP
5 19 (17.76%) SNMP
6 18 (16.82%) LAN
7 17 (15.89%) Diameter Protocol
8 13 (12.15%) PBX
9 11 (10.28%) Asterisk PBX
10 10 (9.35%) DNS
11 9 (8.41%) 5G
11 9 (8.41%) VoIP
12 8 (7.48%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (6.54%) MPLS
14 6 (5.61%) OpenFlow
14 6 (5.61%) SAN
15 5 (4.67%) 3G
15 5 (4.67%) 4G
15 5 (4.67%) Network Security
15 5 (4.67%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (18.69%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.61%) NoSQL
3 5 (4.67%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.74%) MySQL
5 3 (2.80%) Big Data
5 3 (2.80%) MariaDB
6 2 (1.87%) DB2
6 2 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.93%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.93%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (7.48%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.61%) GitLab
3 5 (4.67%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.74%) Selenium
5 1 (0.93%) Gradle
5 1 (0.93%) JUnit
5 1 (0.93%) Maven
General
1 22 (20.56%) Telecoms
2 21 (19.63%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (14.95%) Organisational Skills
4 11 (10.28%) Games
4 11 (10.28%) Social Skills
5 7 (6.54%) Presentation Skills
6 5 (4.67%) iGaming
7 2 (1.87%) Finance
7 2 (1.87%) Fire and Rescue
7 2 (1.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 2 (1.87%) Law
7 2 (1.87%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (21.50%) Network Engineer
2 17 (15.89%) Cloud Engineer
2 17 (15.89%) Security Engineer
3 15 (14.02%) Systems Engineer
4 13 (12.15%) Architect
5 12 (11.21%) Network Systems Engineer
6 11 (10.28%) Linux Engineer
7 8 (7.48%) VoIP Engineer
8 7 (6.54%) PHP Architect
8 7 (6.54%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) Data Centre Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) Development Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.74%) 1st Line Support
10 4 (3.74%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (3.74%) Core Network Engineer
10 4 (3.74%) Telecoms Engineer
10 4 (3.74%) Virtualisation Engineer
11 3 (2.80%) Developer in Test
11 3 (2.80%) DevOps Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (20.56%) Elastic Stack
2 17 (15.89%) Web Services
3 11 (10.28%) XMPP
4 7 (6.54%) REST
5 6 (5.61%) gRPC
5 6 (5.61%) Kafka
5 6 (5.61%) libvirt
5 6 (5.61%) WebRTC
6 5 (4.67%) Node.js
6 5 (4.67%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (3.74%) pytest
8 3 (2.80%) ADO
8 3 (2.80%) FreeSWITCH
9 2 (1.87%) .NET
10 1 (0.93%) D3.js
10 1 (0.93%) Django
10 1 (0.93%) JGroups
10 1 (0.93%) React
10 1 (0.93%) SOAP
10 1 (0.93%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 38 (35.51%) Data Centre
2 17 (15.89%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (7.48%) Cloud Native
3 8 (7.48%) Management Information System
3 8 (7.48%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.74%) Clustering
4 4 (3.74%) Over-the-Top Content
4 4 (3.74%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.87%) ASIC
5 2 (1.87%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.93%) Cybercrime
6 1 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) Legacy Systems
6 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.93%) PKI
6 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 80 (74.77%) Linux
2 47 (43.93%) Windows
3 34 (31.78%) Debian
4 13 (12.15%) Windows Server
5 9 (8.41%) CentOS
5 9 (8.41%) Windows Server 2019
6 8 (7.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.74%) Solaris
8 4 (3.74%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.93%) pSOS
9 1 (0.93%) Unix
9 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (30.84%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (28.04%) DevOps
3 26 (24.30%) Configuration Management
4 23 (21.50%) Computer Science
4 23 (21.50%) Open Source
4 23 (21.50%) Software Engineering
5 22 (20.56%) Load Balancing
6 21 (19.63%) High Availability
7 20 (18.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 17 (15.89%) Analytics
8 17 (15.89%) Architectural Design
8 17 (15.89%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (15.89%) Cost Reduction
8 17 (15.89%) Microservices
8 17 (15.89%) SIEM
8 17 (15.89%) SOA
9 11 (10.28%) Penetration Testing
9 11 (10.28%) Risk Assessment
10 10 (9.35%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 9 (8.41%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (36.45%) Python
2 32 (29.91%) Perl
3 25 (23.36%) Go
3 25 (23.36%) Java
3 25 (23.36%) Shell Script
4 21 (19.63%) PHP
5 18 (16.82%) Bash Shell
6 17 (15.89%) Ruby
7 11 (10.28%) C
8 8 (7.48%) SQL
9 5 (4.67%) C#
10 4 (3.74%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.80%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (23.36%) Degree
2 24 (22.43%) Security Cleared
3 21 (19.63%) SC Cleared
4 11 (10.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (4.67%) Master's Degree
6 3 (2.80%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.93%) CCNP
7 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.61%) QA
System Software
1 44 (41.12%) Docker
2 43 (40.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (19.63%) Hyper-V
4 17 (15.89%) iptables
4 17 (15.89%) QEMU
5 13 (12.15%) Active Directory
6 11 (10.28%) Kamailio
6 11 (10.28%) Postfix
7 10 (9.35%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (8.41%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (6.54%) vSphere
10 5 (4.67%) Ceph
10 5 (4.67%) Firmware
10 5 (4.67%) Xen
11 3 (2.80%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.93%) Snort
Systems Management
1 36 (33.64%) Puppet
2 35 (32.71%) Kubernetes
3 28 (26.17%) ZABBIX
4 25 (23.36%) Ansible
5 22 (20.56%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (15.89%) CFEngine
6 17 (15.89%) Demisto
6 17 (15.89%) Galera Cluster
6 17 (15.89%) HAProxy
7 10 (9.35%) Prometheus
8 9 (8.41%) Salt
9 8 (7.48%) Rancher
9 8 (7.48%) vCenter Server
10 6 (5.61%) Grafana
11 4 (3.74%) NetBackup
12 3 (2.80%) vRealize
13 2 (1.87%) Red Hat Satellite
14 1 (0.93%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 50 (46.73%) VMware
2 30 (28.04%) Microsoft
3 23 (21.50%) Oracle
4 20 (18.69%) Splunk
5 19 (17.76%) Cisco
6 18 (16.82%) Juniper
7 17 (15.89%) ArcSight
7 17 (15.89%) GENBAND
7 17 (15.89%) HP
7 17 (15.89%) Mitel
7 17 (15.89%) Percona
7 17 (15.89%) ServiceNow
7 17 (15.89%) SonicWALL
8 14 (13.08%) Red Hat
9 11 (10.28%) Nortel
10 8 (7.48%) Citrix
11 5 (4.67%) Google
11 5 (4.67%) IBM
11 5 (4.67%) SAP
11 5 (4.67%) Veritas