Period
to 23 October 2019

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 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 953 970 912
Rank change year-on-year +17 -58 0
Permanent jobs citing KVM 96 173 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.076% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 0.44% 0.74% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 72 144 215
England median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +10.00% -2.91%
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,375 £32,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £78,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -18.18% +10.00% -2.91%

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 21,965 23,236 21,608
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.39% 15.13% 13.11%
Number of salaries quoted 18,195 19,035 18,300
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019. 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 +63 42 £51,250 -18.00% 4
South West +14 21 £47,500 +5.56% 7
South East +16 14 £45,000 -18.18% 4
East of England +69 10 £63,750 +15.91% 4
North of England +6 8 £42,500 -29.17% 4
Yorkshire +15 7 £42,500 +41.67% 3
Midlands +38 1 - -
North West +23 1 £42,500 -29.17% 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
KVM
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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 (83.33%) Linux
2 60 (62.50%) Python
3 54 (56.25%) VMware
4 53 (55.21%) Windows
5 52 (54.17%) Hyper-V
6 47 (48.96%) VMware Infrastructure
7 46 (47.92%) Ubuntu
7 46 (47.92%) Bash Shell
8 45 (46.88%) Docker
9 44 (45.83%) Red Hat
10 34 (35.42%) Ansible
10 34 (35.42%) DevOps
11 33 (34.38%) CentOS
12 32 (33.33%) Xen
12 32 (33.33%) Puppet
13 31 (32.29%) PowerShell
13 31 (32.29%) Kubernetes
13 31 (32.29%) Windows Server
14 29 (30.21%) Ruby
15 27 (28.13%) Open Source
15 27 (28.13%) Opscode Chef
16 26 (27.08%) MySQL
17 25 (26.04%) Security Cleared
18 24 (25.00%) Azure
18 24 (25.00%) AWS
19 21 (21.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 21 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
20 20 (20.83%) TCP/IP
20 20 (20.83%) High Availability
20 20 (20.83%) Terraform

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 19 (19.79%) Apache
1 19 (19.79%) nginx
2 9 (9.38%) OpenStack
2 9 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 9 (9.38%) Tomcat
3 8 (8.33%) Jetty
4 5 (5.21%) MS Exchange
5 4 (4.17%) JBoss
6 3 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (3.13%) Confluence
6 3 (3.13%) IIS
7 2 (2.08%) CMS
8 1 (1.04%) Alfresco
8 1 (1.04%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (25.00%) AWS
1 24 (25.00%) Azure
2 15 (15.63%) Office 365
2 15 (15.63%) OpenShift
3 7 (7.29%) OneDrive
4 6 (6.25%) GCP
5 5 (5.21%) PaaS
6 4 (4.17%) Amazon ECS
6 4 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (4.17%) IaaS
6 4 (4.17%) SaaS
7 3 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (3.13%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 3 (3.13%) Rackspace Cloud
7 3 (3.13%) Serverless
8 2 (2.08%) Google App Engine
9 1 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.04%) GitHub
9 1 (1.04%) Heroku
9 1 (1.04%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 20 (20.83%) TCP/IP
2 15 (15.63%) DNS
3 13 (13.54%) VLAN
4 10 (10.42%) Firewall
5 8 (8.33%) VPN
6 7 (7.29%) BIG-IP
6 7 (7.29%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (7.29%) FabricPath
6 7 (7.29%) Software-Defined Networking
7 6 (6.25%) SAN
8 5 (5.21%) Asterisk PBX
8 5 (5.21%) HTTP
8 5 (5.21%) LAN
9 4 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (4.17%) NAS
10 3 (3.13%) MPLS
10 3 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (3.13%) SNA
10 3 (3.13%) Wireshark
10 3 (3.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (27.08%) MySQL
2 19 (19.79%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (15.63%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.21%) Redis
5 4 (4.17%) MariaDB
5 4 (4.17%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.08%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.04%) Aerospike
7 1 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.04%) Big Data
7 1 (1.04%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.04%) Flink
7 1 (1.04%) InfluxDB
7 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (17.71%) Git (software)
2 14 (14.58%) Jenkins
3 9 (9.38%) Visual Studio Team System
4 8 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (7.29%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (4.17%) GitLab
6 4 (4.17%) JIRA
6 4 (4.17%) Maven
6 4 (4.17%) Vagrant
7 3 (3.13%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.08%) Bitbucket Server
8 2 (2.08%) Subversion
8 2 (2.08%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.04%) Burp Suite
9 1 (1.04%) CA Release Automation
9 1 (1.04%) GoCD
9 1 (1.04%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.04%) Valgrind
9 1 (1.04%) VersionOne
General
1 19 (19.79%) Finance
2 5 (5.21%) Games
3 4 (4.17%) Local Government
4 2 (2.08%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.08%) Publishing
4 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.04%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 21 (21.88%) Administrator
2 18 (18.75%) Systems Administrator
3 15 (15.63%) Systems Engineer
4 14 (14.58%) Linux Administrator
4 14 (14.58%) Linux Engineer
4 14 (14.58%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 11 (11.46%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 9 (9.38%) Cloud Engineer
6 9 (9.38%) Technical Leader
7 7 (7.29%) Architect
8 6 (6.25%) Cloud Architect
8 6 (6.25%) Senior Linux Administrator
8 6 (6.25%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
8 6 (6.25%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 6 (6.25%) Service Desk Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Consultant
9 5 (5.21%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Support Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.54%) LAMP
1 13 (13.54%) LAPP Stack
2 10 (10.42%) LEMP Stack
3 6 (6.25%) LDAP
3 6 (6.25%) libvirt
4 5 (5.21%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (4.17%) ActiveMQ
5 4 (4.17%) Middleware
5 4 (4.17%) Web Services
6 3 (3.13%) CSS
6 3 (3.13%) CSS3
6 3 (3.13%) HTML
6 3 (3.13%) HTML5
6 3 (3.13%) Spring
6 3 (3.13%) Spring Boot
6 3 (3.13%) Spring MVC
7 1 (1.04%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (1.04%) Kafka
7 1 (1.04%) Node.js
7 1 (1.04%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 11 (11.46%) Data Centre
3 10 (10.42%) Clustering
3 10 (10.42%) Public Cloud
4 5 (5.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (5.21%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.21%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.13%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.13%) Cloud Native
7 2 (2.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.04%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.04%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 80 (83.33%) Linux
2 53 (55.21%) Windows
3 46 (47.92%) Ubuntu
4 33 (34.38%) CentOS
5 31 (32.29%) Windows Server
6 21 (21.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (19.79%) Debian
8 11 (11.46%) SUSE
9 10 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (9.38%) Windows 10
11 5 (5.21%) Fedora
12 4 (4.17%) Data ONTAP
12 4 (4.17%) Mac OS
12 4 (4.17%) Solaris
13 3 (3.13%) Unix
13 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (2.08%) Mac OS X
15 1 (1.04%) FreeNAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (35.42%) DevOps
2 27 (28.13%) Open Source
3 21 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (20.83%) High Availability
5 17 (17.71%) Configuration Management
6 10 (10.42%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (10.42%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 9 (9.38%) Load Balancing
7 9 (9.38%) Mentoring
7 9 (9.38%) Service Management
8 8 (8.33%) Fintech
8 8 (8.33%) Infrastructure as Code
8 8 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (7.29%) Deployment Automation
10 6 (6.25%) Information Security
10 6 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (5.21%) Change Control
11 5 (5.21%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (5.21%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 60 (62.50%) Python
2 46 (47.92%) Bash Shell
3 31 (32.29%) PowerShell
4 29 (30.21%) Ruby
5 19 (19.79%) Perl
6 11 (11.46%) Shell Script
7 6 (6.25%) Java
7 6 (6.25%) SQL
8 3 (3.13%) Java 8
8 3 (3.13%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.08%) C++
9 2 (2.08%) Clojure
10 1 (1.04%) C
10 1 (1.04%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.04%) Go
10 1 (1.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (26.04%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.33%) RHCE
3 5 (5.21%) DBS Check
3 5 (5.21%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.17%) Degree
4 4 (4.17%) RHCSA
5 3 (3.13%) CISSP
5 3 (3.13%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (2.08%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.04%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 52 (54.17%) Hyper-V
2 47 (48.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (46.88%) Docker
4 32 (33.33%) Xen
5 18 (18.75%) Active Directory
5 18 (18.75%) vSphere
6 12 (12.50%) Ceph
7 11 (11.46%) VMware NSX
8 9 (9.38%) oVirt
9 8 (8.33%) iptables
10 7 (7.29%) Btrfs
10 7 (7.29%) DRBD
10 7 (7.29%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (4.17%) Gluster
12 4 (4.17%) LXC
12 4 (4.17%) QEMU
12 4 (4.17%) VirtualBox
13 3 (3.13%) Samba
14 2 (2.08%) NFS
Systems Management
1 34 (35.42%) Ansible
2 32 (33.33%) Puppet
3 31 (32.29%) Kubernetes
4 27 (28.13%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (20.83%) Terraform
6 12 (12.50%) Prometheus
7 9 (9.38%) HAProxy
7 9 (9.38%) Nagios
8 8 (8.33%) Oracle ZFS
8 8 (8.33%) SCCM
8 8 (8.33%) SCOrch
9 7 (7.29%) Docker Swarm
9 7 (7.29%) SCOM
9 7 (7.29%) vRealize
9 7 (7.29%) ZABBIX
10 5 (5.21%) Mesos
11 4 (4.17%) Consul
11 4 (4.17%) Packer
12 3 (3.13%) EMC VPLEX
13 2 (2.08%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 54 (56.25%) VMware
2 44 (45.83%) Red Hat
3 17 (17.71%) Microsoft
4 11 (11.46%) Cisco
5 7 (7.29%) F5
6 5 (5.21%) Google
7 4 (4.17%) Apple
7 4 (4.17%) EMC
7 4 (4.17%) HP
8 3 (3.13%) DataCore
8 3 (3.13%) FalconStor
8 3 (3.13%) Oracle
8 3 (3.13%) Rackspace
8 3 (3.13%) Veeam
9 2 (2.08%) AlienVault
9 2 (2.08%) Atlassian
9 2 (2.08%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.04%) New Relic
10 1 (1.04%) Sandvine
10 1 (1.04%) Vyatta