Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 907 624 958
Rank change year-on-year -283 +334 +26
Permanent jobs citing KVM 88 47 97
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.080% 0.11% 0.077%
As % of the System Software category 0.43% 0.56% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 66 41 73
10th Percentile £23,500 £30,750 £31,500
25th Percentile £44,750 £33,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -18.18%
75th Percentile £72,500 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £92,875 £65,000 £78,750
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 20,241 8,335 21,978
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.35% 18.73% 17.45%
Number of salaries quoted 13,879 7,197 18,432
10th Percentile £28,250 £30,750 £25,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £32,700
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.73% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -206 36 £70,000 +44.33% 9
North of England -114 22 £47,500 +50.79% 1
Yorkshire -93 21 £47,500 +5.56% 1
South East -161 13 £46,250 -2.63% 3
Midlands - 8 £45,000 - 1
South West -101 6 £75,000 +50.00% 2
East of England -94 5 £20,500 - 1
North West -104 4 £47,500 +50.79%
West Midlands - 4 £47,500 - 1
East Midlands - 4 £42,500 -
North East - 3 £47,500 -
KVM
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 60 (68.18%) Linux
2 52 (59.09%) VMware
3 48 (54.55%) Windows
4 47 (53.41%) Firewall
5 46 (52.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 42 (47.73%) Docker
7 40 (45.45%) DevOps
8 34 (38.64%) VPN
8 34 (38.64%) Data Centre
9 33 (37.50%) Azure
10 32 (36.36%) Debian
11 28 (31.82%) Social Skills
12 27 (30.68%) Management Information System
13 26 (29.55%) AWS
13 26 (29.55%) Hyper-V
14 25 (28.41%) Microsoft
15 23 (26.14%) Ansible
15 23 (26.14%) Puppet
16 22 (25.00%) Windows Server
17 20 (22.73%) Virtual Infrastructure
17 20 (22.73%) Kubernetes
17 20 (22.73%) Python
17 20 (22.73%) Java
17 20 (22.73%) PHP
18 19 (21.59%) E-Commerce
18 19 (21.59%) Project Management
18 19 (21.59%) Computer Science
18 19 (21.59%) Windows Server 2019
19 18 (20.45%) Rancher
19 18 (20.45%) Degree

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 10 (11.36%) OpenStack
2 9 (10.23%) Apache
2 9 (10.23%) nginx
3 8 (9.09%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (7.95%) Tomcat
5 5 (5.68%) IIS
6 4 (4.55%) JBoss
6 4 (4.55%) Jetty
7 3 (3.41%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.14%) ejabberd
Cloud Services
1 33 (37.50%) Azure
2 26 (29.55%) AWS
3 16 (18.18%) GCP
4 11 (12.50%) OpenShift
4 11 (12.50%) PaaS
5 8 (9.09%) Amazon EKS
5 8 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (9.09%) Microsoft 365
6 7 (7.95%) IBM Cloud
6 7 (7.95%) MinIO
6 7 (7.95%) Stackdriver
7 5 (5.68%) Serverless
8 3 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (2.27%) IaaS
10 1 (1.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 47 (53.41%) Firewall
2 34 (38.64%) VPN
3 18 (20.45%) Wi-Fi
4 13 (14.77%) DNS
5 7 (7.95%) SAN
5 7 (7.95%) SD-WAN
5 7 (7.95%) VSAN
6 6 (6.82%) VLAN
7 5 (5.68%) SNMP
8 4 (4.55%) Internet
8 4 (4.55%) Network Security
8 4 (4.55%) TCP/IP
9 3 (3.41%) BGP
9 3 (3.41%) Diameter Protocol
9 3 (3.41%) LAN
9 3 (3.41%) NetScaler
9 3 (3.41%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (2.27%) 5G
10 2 (2.27%) DHCP
10 2 (2.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.64%) MySQL
2 8 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.41%) Big Data
4 3 (3.41%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.27%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.14%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (15.91%) GitLab
2 13 (14.77%) Jenkins
3 10 (11.36%) Git (software)
4 9 (10.23%) Maven
5 5 (5.68%) Ant
5 5 (5.68%) Gradle
6 4 (4.55%) Vagrant
7 2 (2.27%) Selenium
General
1 28 (31.82%) Social Skills
2 12 (13.64%) Presentation Skills
3 10 (11.36%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.68%) Finance
4 5 (5.68%) iGaming
5 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.27%) Fire and Rescue
6 2 (2.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 2 (2.27%) Law
6 2 (2.27%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (1.14%) Games
7 1 (1.14%) Legal
7 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (29.55%) Architect
2 19 (21.59%) Linux Engineer
3 17 (19.32%) PHP Architect
4 9 (10.23%) Support Engineer
4 9 (10.23%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (6.82%) 1st Line Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (6.82%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 6 (6.82%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Analyst
6 6 (6.82%) Network Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Service Analyst
6 6 (6.82%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (6.82%) Service Desk Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Service Desk Support
6 6 (6.82%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 5 (5.68%) Data Centre Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Developer
7 5 (5.68%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
2 9 (10.23%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (7.95%) Kafka
3 7 (7.95%) Node.js
4 4 (4.55%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (4.55%) CSS
4 4 (4.55%) CSS3
4 4 (4.55%) HTML
4 4 (4.55%) HTML5
4 4 (4.55%) Spring
4 4 (4.55%) Spring Boot
4 4 (4.55%) Spring MVC
5 3 (3.41%) ADO
6 2 (2.27%) .NET
6 2 (2.27%) LAMP
6 2 (2.27%) pytest
6 2 (2.27%) WebRTC
7 1 (1.14%) D3.js
7 1 (1.14%) Django
7 1 (1.14%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 34 (38.64%) Data Centre
2 27 (30.68%) Management Information System
3 12 (13.64%) Public Cloud
4 10 (11.36%) Cloud Native
5 3 (3.41%) Clustering
6 2 (2.27%) NHS
6 2 (2.27%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.14%) Legacy Systems
7 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.14%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 60 (68.18%) Linux
2 48 (54.55%) Windows
3 32 (36.36%) Debian
4 22 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 19 (21.59%) Windows Server 2019
6 18 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (7.95%) CentOS
8 3 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.41%) Solaris
8 3 (3.41%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.14%) pSOS
9 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (45.45%) DevOps
2 20 (22.73%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 19 (21.59%) Computer Science
3 19 (21.59%) E-Commerce
3 19 (21.59%) Project Management
4 18 (20.45%) Business Continuity
4 18 (20.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (20.45%) ERP
5 15 (17.05%) Open Source
6 13 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (14.77%) ITIL
7 10 (11.36%) Load Balancing
7 10 (11.36%) Software Engineering
8 9 (10.23%) Mathematics
9 8 (9.09%) ITIL V3
10 7 (7.95%) Coaching
10 7 (7.95%) Configuration Management
10 7 (7.95%) Scrum
10 7 (7.95%) Service Delivery
10 7 (7.95%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.73%) Java
1 20 (22.73%) PHP
1 20 (22.73%) Python
2 18 (20.45%) Shell Script
3 10 (11.36%) Bash Shell
4 9 (10.23%) SQL
5 8 (9.09%) Go
6 7 (7.95%) C#
7 5 (5.68%) JavaScript
8 4 (4.55%) Java 8
8 4 (4.55%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.41%) Perl
10 1 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (20.45%) Degree
2 9 (10.23%) Master's Degree
3 7 (7.95%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (5.68%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.55%) DBS Check
6 3 (3.41%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.27%) IISP
7 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) NIST
2 2 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.27%) NCSC
2 2 (2.27%) QA
3 1 (1.14%) GDPR
3 1 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (52.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (47.73%) Docker
3 26 (29.55%) Hyper-V
4 16 (18.18%) Active Directory
5 10 (11.36%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (9.09%) vSphere
7 7 (7.95%) Ceph
8 5 (5.68%) Firmware
8 5 (5.68%) iptables
8 5 (5.68%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (3.41%) QEMU
9 3 (3.41%) XenDesktop
10 2 (2.27%) Xen
11 1 (1.14%) Kamailio
11 1 (1.14%) LXC
11 1 (1.14%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 23 (26.14%) Ansible
1 23 (26.14%) Puppet
2 20 (22.73%) Kubernetes
3 18 (20.45%) Rancher
4 15 (17.05%) ZABBIX
5 13 (14.77%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (13.64%) Prometheus
7 11 (12.50%) Salt
8 10 (11.36%) vCenter Server
9 9 (10.23%) Terraform
10 8 (9.09%) Proxmox
11 6 (6.82%) Nagios
12 5 (5.68%) Grafana
12 5 (5.68%) Istio
13 4 (4.55%) Consul
13 4 (4.55%) NetBackup
13 4 (4.55%) Packer
14 3 (3.41%) Galera Cluster
14 3 (3.41%) HAProxy
14 3 (3.41%) vRealize
Vendors
1 52 (59.09%) VMware
2 25 (28.41%) Microsoft
3 15 (17.05%) Cisco
4 11 (12.50%) Citrix
4 11 (12.50%) Google
5 10 (11.36%) Red Hat
6 9 (10.23%) Percona
6 9 (10.23%) SaltStack
7 8 (9.09%) IBM
8 7 (7.95%) AppDynamics
8 7 (7.95%) Dynatrace
8 7 (7.95%) SAP
9 6 (6.82%) Fortinet
10 5 (5.68%) Dell
10 5 (5.68%) Veritas
11 4 (4.55%) 3PAR
12 3 (3.41%) GENBAND
12 3 (3.41%) Juniper
12 3 (3.41%) SonicWALL
12 3 (3.41%) Splunk