Period
to 18 April 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 18 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 730 884 969
Rank change year-on-year +154 +85 +51
Permanent jobs citing KVM 100 69 134
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.068% 0.097%
As % of the System Software category 0.70% 0.39% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 71 60 102
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,400 £27,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,563 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £48,750 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% -13.64%
75th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £76,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.97% -17.73%

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 14,241 17,549 22,687
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.02% 17.29% 16.47%
Number of salaries quoted 11,700 14,555 18,609
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £36,000 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +9.20%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 +127 37 £53,803 -23.14% 6
South West +36 35 £32,500 -31.58% 3
South East +66 15 £60,000 +17.07% 3
North West +39 5 £60,000 +88.98% 1
Midlands +38 5 £42,500 - 4
North of England +23 5 £60,000 +41.18% 2
West Midlands +21 4 £42,500 - 3
East of England +51 1 £45,000 -35.71% 3
KVM
UK

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 86 (86.00%) Linux
2 51 (51.00%) Python
3 50 (50.00%) VMware
4 49 (49.00%) Perl
4 49 (49.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 45 (45.00%) Windows
6 44 (44.00%) Internet
7 43 (43.00%) Puppet
8 36 (36.00%) Bash Shell
8 36 (36.00%) Docker
8 36 (36.00%) Kubernetes
9 33 (33.00%) Debian
10 32 (32.00%) Firewall
11 31 (31.00%) Microsoft
11 31 (31.00%) Hyper-V
12 30 (30.00%) Ruby
13 29 (29.00%) Data Centre
14 28 (28.00%) Opscode Chef
14 28 (28.00%) Shell Script
14 28 (28.00%) Oracle
14 28 (28.00%) Configuration Management
15 26 (26.00%) Apache
15 26 (26.00%) Degree
16 25 (25.00%) Software Engineering
16 25 (25.00%) Red Hat
16 25 (25.00%) Cisco
16 25 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
16 25 (25.00%) Ansible
17 24 (24.00%) Microservices
17 24 (24.00%) BGP

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 26 (26.00%) Apache
2 19 (19.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 18 (18.00%) OpenStack
4 16 (16.00%) IIS
4 16 (16.00%) nginx
4 16 (16.00%) Tomcat
5 12 (12.00%) ejabberd
6 4 (4.00%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.00%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.00%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 23 (23.00%) IaaS
2 19 (19.00%) PaaS
3 15 (15.00%) AWS
3 15 (15.00%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (12.00%) Azure
5 11 (11.00%) GCP
6 6 (6.00%) Microsoft 365
7 5 (5.00%) Serverless
8 1 (1.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 44 (44.00%) Internet
2 32 (32.00%) Firewall
3 24 (24.00%) BGP
4 21 (21.00%) DNS
5 19 (19.00%) LAN
6 18 (18.00%) VPN
7 17 (17.00%) DHCP
8 16 (16.00%) Diameter Protocol
8 16 (16.00%) SNMP
9 14 (14.00%) PBX
10 12 (12.00%) Asterisk PBX
11 9 (9.00%) TCP/IP
12 8 (8.00%) 5G
12 8 (8.00%) SAN
13 7 (7.00%) MPLS
13 7 (7.00%) Network Security
13 7 (7.00%) OpenFlow
13 7 (7.00%) VoIP
14 6 (6.00%) H.323
14 6 (6.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.00%) CouchDB
3 5 (5.00%) MySQL
4 4 (4.00%) DB2
4 4 (4.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.00%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (6.00%) Gradle
1 6 (6.00%) Maven
1 6 (6.00%) Selenium
2 5 (5.00%) Ant
3 4 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.00%) GitLab
4 1 (1.00%) JUnit
General
1 23 (23.00%) Telecoms
2 16 (16.00%) Games
3 7 (7.00%) Public Sector
4 3 (3.00%) Electronics
4 3 (3.00%) Finance
4 3 (3.00%) Legal
4 3 (3.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (22.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 20 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 19 (19.00%) Network Engineer
4 14 (14.00%) Systems Engineer
5 13 (13.00%) Linux Engineer
6 12 (12.00%) Network Systems Engineer
7 9 (9.00%) Developer
7 9 (9.00%) Python Developer
8 7 (7.00%) Support Engineer
9 6 (6.00%) Administrator
9 6 (6.00%) Developer in Test
9 6 (6.00%) Software Developer
9 6 (6.00%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (6.00%) VoIP Engineer
10 5 (5.00%) Development Engineer
10 5 (5.00%) Linux Support
10 5 (5.00%) Linux Support Engineer
10 5 (5.00%) Service Desk Engineer
11 4 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
11 4 (4.00%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (19.00%) Elastic Stack
1 19 (19.00%) Web Services
2 12 (12.00%) REST
2 12 (12.00%) XMPP
3 8 (8.00%) libvirt
3 8 (8.00%) WebRTC
4 7 (7.00%) gRPC
5 6 (6.00%) pytest
6 4 (4.00%) CSS
6 4 (4.00%) Django
6 4 (4.00%) Flask
6 4 (4.00%) HTML
7 3 (3.00%) FreeSWITCH
7 3 (3.00%) LDAP
8 1 (1.00%) .NET
8 1 (1.00%) JGroups
8 1 (1.00%) Kafka
8 1 (1.00%) Node.js
8 1 (1.00%) SOAP
8 1 (1.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 29 (29.00%) Data Centre
2 22 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (19.00%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (6.00%) Clustering
4 6 (6.00%) Over-the-Top Content
4 6 (6.00%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (4.00%) Driving Licence
6 3 (3.00%) ASIC
6 3 (3.00%) Device Driver
6 3 (3.00%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.00%) Cybercrime
7 1 (1.00%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.00%) PKI
7 1 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 86 (86.00%) Linux
2 45 (45.00%) Windows
3 33 (33.00%) Debian
4 21 (21.00%) CentOS
5 18 (18.00%) Ubuntu
6 7 (7.00%) Unix
6 7 (7.00%) Windows Server
7 4 (4.00%) Fedora
7 4 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.00%) VMS
9 2 (2.00%) FreeNAS
9 2 (2.00%) Solaris
9 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (1.00%) SUSE
10 1 (1.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.00%) Configuration Management
2 25 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 24 (24.00%) Microservices
4 23 (23.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 23 (23.00%) Open Source
5 22 (22.00%) High Availability
6 21 (21.00%) Computer Science
7 19 (19.00%) Analytics
7 19 (19.00%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (19.00%) SIEM
7 19 (19.00%) SOA
8 18 (18.00%) Load Balancing
9 16 (16.00%) Architectural Design
10 12 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
10 12 (12.00%) Risk Assessment
11 11 (11.00%) Test Automation
12 10 (10.00%) OO
12 10 (10.00%) OOP
13 9 (9.00%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 51 (51.00%) Python
2 49 (49.00%) Perl
3 36 (36.00%) Bash Shell
4 30 (30.00%) Ruby
5 28 (28.00%) Shell Script
6 23 (23.00%) Go
6 23 (23.00%) Java
7 15 (15.00%) C
8 14 (14.00%) PowerShell
9 13 (13.00%) PHP
10 5 (5.00%) JavaScript
11 3 (3.00%) AWK
11 3 (3.00%) sed
12 2 (2.00%) Tcl
13 1 (1.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (26.00%) Degree
2 23 (23.00%) SC Cleared
2 23 (23.00%) Security Cleared
3 15 (15.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.00%) RHCE
4 3 (3.00%) RHCSA
5 1 (1.00%) CCNP
5 1 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.00%) QA
2 3 (3.00%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (49.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (36.00%) Docker
3 31 (31.00%) Hyper-V
4 20 (20.00%) Xen
5 16 (16.00%) iptables
5 16 (16.00%) QEMU
6 15 (15.00%) Postfix
7 13 (13.00%) Samba
8 12 (12.00%) Kamailio
9 7 (7.00%) Active Directory
10 6 (6.00%) Ceph
11 5 (5.00%) Btrfs
11 5 (5.00%) DRBD
11 5 (5.00%) NFS
11 5 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (3.00%) Firmware
12 3 (3.00%) qmail
12 3 (3.00%) Sendmail
12 3 (3.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (3.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 43 (43.00%) Puppet
2 36 (36.00%) Kubernetes
3 28 (28.00%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (25.00%) Ansible
5 19 (19.00%) CFEngine
5 19 (19.00%) Demisto
6 17 (17.00%) HAProxy
6 17 (17.00%) ZABBIX
7 16 (16.00%) Galera Cluster
8 8 (8.00%) Nagios
9 6 (6.00%) Check_MK
10 5 (5.00%) Istio
10 5 (5.00%) Oracle ZFS
10 5 (5.00%) Terraform
11 4 (4.00%) Red Hat Satellite
12 3 (3.00%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (3.00%) SELinux
13 2 (2.00%) Icinga
13 2 (2.00%) WSUS
14 1 (1.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 50 (50.00%) VMware
2 31 (31.00%) Microsoft
3 28 (28.00%) Oracle
4 25 (25.00%) Cisco
4 25 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 19 (19.00%) ArcSight
5 19 (19.00%) HP
5 19 (19.00%) ServiceNow
5 19 (19.00%) Splunk
6 17 (17.00%) Juniper
7 16 (16.00%) GENBAND
7 16 (16.00%) Mitel
7 16 (16.00%) Percona
7 16 (16.00%) SonicWALL
8 12 (12.00%) Nortel
9 6 (6.00%) Google
10 5 (5.00%) SaltStack
11 3 (3.00%) SAP
12 2 (2.00%) SolarWinds
13 1 (1.00%) Draytek