Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK > England
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 973 876 888
Rank change year-on-year -97 +12 -16
Permanent jobs citing KVM 185 301 359
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 0.79% 1.42% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 150 254 318
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,650 £35,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £74,125
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%

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 23,387 21,203 23,413
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.76% 12.74% 12.53%
Number of salaries quoted 18,983 17,969 19,999
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £71,550
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -21 72 £57,500 - 8
South East -37 34 £56,250 +25.00% 16
North of England +9 31 £60,000 +60.00% 3
North West +33 27 £60,000 +88.98% 3
South West -2 27 £45,000 -5.26% 6
East of England -5 11 £52,500 +16.67% 4
Midlands +22 7 £45,000 - 1
West Midlands +31 4 £45,000 -
Yorkshire 0 3 £30,000 -20.00%
East Midlands - 3 £43,750 - 1
North East -19 1 - -
KVM
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 167 (90.27%) Linux
2 122 (65.95%) VMware
3 117 (63.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 107 (57.84%) DevOps
5 105 (56.76%) Ansible
6 98 (52.97%) Python
7 95 (51.35%) Amazon AWS
8 92 (49.73%) Puppet
9 89 (48.11%) Opscode Chef
10 86 (46.49%) Docker
11 83 (44.86%) Git (software)
12 74 (40.00%) Jenkins
13 72 (38.92%) Windows
14 64 (34.59%) Configuration Management
15 59 (31.89%) Hyper-V
16 53 (28.65%) Open Source
17 52 (28.11%) Bash Shell
18 50 (27.03%) OpenStack
19 49 (26.49%) Xen
20 48 (25.95%) Microsoft Azure
21 47 (25.41%) MySQL
22 45 (24.32%) PostgreSQL
23 44 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
23 44 (23.78%) Ubuntu
24 43 (23.24%) Firewall
25 41 (22.16%) Active Directory
26 40 (21.62%) Continuous Integration
27 39 (21.08%) Kubernetes
28 37 (20.00%) nginx
29 35 (18.92%) Perl

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 50 (27.03%) OpenStack
2 37 (20.00%) nginx
3 34 (18.38%) Apache
4 14 (7.57%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (6.49%) Tomcat
6 7 (3.78%) Apache Solr
7 6 (3.24%) CloudStack
7 6 (3.24%) IIS
7 6 (3.24%) JBoss
8 5 (2.70%) Skype for Business
9 4 (2.16%) Confluence
10 3 (1.62%) lighttpd
10 3 (1.62%) uWSGI
11 2 (1.08%) Apache Spark
11 2 (1.08%) CMS
11 2 (1.08%) Drupal
11 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (1.08%) MS Exchange
11 2 (1.08%) WebLogic
11 2 (1.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 95 (51.35%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (25.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (10.81%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (7.03%) PaaS
4 13 (7.03%) SaaS
5 12 (6.49%) IaaS
6 8 (4.32%) Office 365
7 7 (3.78%) GitHub
7 7 (3.78%) OpenShift
8 6 (3.24%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (3.24%) NuGet
9 5 (2.70%) Mimecast
10 4 (2.16%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (1.08%) Amazon S3
11 2 (1.08%) Datadog
12 1 (0.54%) G Suite
12 1 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (23.24%) Firewall
2 33 (17.84%) DNS
3 16 (8.65%) TCP/IP
4 14 (7.57%) VPN
5 13 (7.03%) OpenVPN
5 13 (7.03%) OPNsense
6 11 (5.95%) NAS
7 10 (5.41%) DHCP
8 9 (4.86%) LAN
9 7 (3.78%) IPsec
9 7 (3.78%) VLAN
10 6 (3.24%) SAN
10 6 (3.24%) WAN
10 6 (3.24%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (2.70%) Ethernet
11 5 (2.70%) HTTP
11 5 (2.70%) PBX
11 5 (2.70%) Skype
12 4 (2.16%) Internet
12 4 (2.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (25.41%) MySQL
2 45 (24.32%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (7.57%) Redis
4 13 (7.03%) Apache Cassandra
4 13 (7.03%) SQL Server
5 12 (6.49%) MongoDB
6 10 (5.41%) NoSQL
6 10 (5.41%) Relational Database
7 6 (3.24%) Aerospike
7 6 (3.24%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (2.70%) Big Data
9 4 (2.16%) Oracle Database
9 4 (2.16%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.08%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.54%) Amazon Aurora
11 1 (0.54%) Electronic Patient Records
11 1 (0.54%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 83 (44.86%) Git (software)
2 74 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 28 (15.14%) Subversion
4 23 (12.43%) Vagrant
5 16 (8.65%) JIRA
6 13 (7.03%) Bugzilla
7 11 (5.95%) TeamCity
8 10 (5.41%) Buildbot
9 7 (3.78%) GoCD
10 6 (3.24%) Bitbucket
10 6 (3.24%) Chocolatey
10 6 (3.24%) GitLab
10 6 (3.24%) Maven
11 5 (2.70%) Mercurial
11 5 (2.70%) Trac
11 5 (2.70%) Visual Studio
11 5 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (1.62%) Selenium
13 1 (0.54%) Metasploit
13 1 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 17 (9.19%) Finance
1 17 (9.19%) Telecoms
2 10 (5.41%) Games
2 10 (5.41%) Retail
3 5 (2.70%) Electronics
4 4 (2.16%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.16%) Marketing
5 3 (1.62%) Law
Job Titles
1 76 (41.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 49 (26.49%) Administrator
3 42 (22.70%) Systems Administrator
4 39 (21.08%) Linux Administrator
5 37 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 31 (16.76%) DevOps Administrator
7 26 (14.05%) Systems Engineer
8 25 (13.51%) Linux Engineer
8 25 (13.51%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 23 (12.43%) Linux DevOps Administrator
10 21 (11.35%) Lead DevOps
11 19 (10.27%) Linux Systems Engineer
12 18 (9.73%) Lead DevOps Engineer
13 13 (7.03%) Architect
14 11 (5.95%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 9 (4.86%) AWS Administrator
15 9 (4.86%) AWS DevOps
16 8 (4.32%) DevOps Systems Engineer
16 8 (4.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 8 (4.32%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.35%) LDAP
2 20 (10.81%) LEMP Stack
3 17 (9.19%) LAMP
4 14 (7.57%) LAPP Stack
5 11 (5.95%) Kafka
5 11 (5.95%) Middleware
5 11 (5.95%) RabbitMQ
6 10 (5.41%) Web Services
7 6 (3.24%) Node.js
7 6 (3.24%) Spring Boot
8 5 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (2.70%) JSON
8 5 (2.70%) libvirt
8 5 (2.70%) MAPI
8 5 (2.70%) RESTful
9 4 (2.16%) OpenVZ
9 4 (2.16%) SOAP
10 3 (1.62%) Django
10 3 (1.62%) WebSockets
10 3 (1.62%) WSGI
Miscellaneous
1 32 (17.30%) Data Centre
2 18 (9.73%) Linux Command Line
2 18 (9.73%) Replication
3 15 (8.11%) Computer Science
4 11 (5.95%) Public Cloud
4 11 (5.95%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (4.86%) Private Cloud
6 7 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.78%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (3.24%) Spread Betting
8 5 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (2.70%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.70%) YubiKey
9 4 (2.16%) Clustering
9 4 (2.16%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.08%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.08%) Social Media
10 2 (1.08%) User Experience
10 2 (1.08%) Video\Live Streaming
11 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 167 (90.27%) Linux
2 72 (38.92%) Windows
3 44 (23.78%) Ubuntu
4 27 (14.59%) CentOS
5 25 (13.51%) Debian
6 24 (12.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (9.73%) Windows Server
8 17 (9.19%) FreeBSD
9 16 (8.65%) VMS
10 12 (6.49%) Unix
11 4 (2.16%) OpenBSD
11 4 (2.16%) Solaris
12 3 (1.62%) Windows 10
12 3 (1.62%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.54%) Fedora
14 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (57.84%) DevOps
2 64 (34.59%) Configuration Management
3 53 (28.65%) Open Source
4 44 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (21.62%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (13.51%) Continuous Delivery
7 23 (12.43%) Continuous Improvement
8 22 (11.89%) High Availability
8 22 (11.89%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (8.65%) Robotic Process Automation
10 15 (8.11%) Project Management
11 14 (7.57%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (6.49%) Analytics
12 12 (6.49%) Change Control
12 12 (6.49%) ITIL
12 12 (6.49%) Mentoring
13 9 (4.86%) Deep Learning
13 9 (4.86%) Migration
13 9 (4.86%) Service Delivery
13 9 (4.86%) Video Analytics
Programming Languages
1 98 (52.97%) Python
2 52 (28.11%) Bash Shell
3 35 (18.92%) Perl
4 23 (12.43%) Ruby
5 21 (11.35%) Java
6 18 (9.73%) PowerShell
7 17 (9.19%) Shell Script
7 17 (9.19%) SQL
8 13 (7.03%) PHP
9 10 (5.41%) JavaScript
10 7 (3.78%) Go
11 4 (2.16%) C
12 2 (1.08%) C++
12 2 (1.08%) C-shell
12 2 (1.08%) Korn
12 2 (1.08%) Scala
13 1 (0.54%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (8.11%) Degree
2 7 (3.78%) RHCE
2 7 (3.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (3.24%) CCNA
3 6 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.70%) PMI Certification
4 5 (2.70%) PMP
5 4 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.62%) VCP6
7 2 (1.08%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.08%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.54%) HNC
8 1 (0.54%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.89%) QA
2 6 (3.24%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.70%) COBIT
3 5 (2.70%) ISO 14001
3 5 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.62%) GDPR
5 2 (1.08%) GCP
System Software
1 117 (63.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 86 (46.49%) Docker
3 59 (31.89%) Hyper-V
4 49 (26.49%) Xen
5 41 (22.16%) Active Directory
6 31 (16.76%) VirtualBox
7 28 (15.14%) QEMU
8 20 (10.81%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (8.65%) pfSense
10 15 (8.11%) iptables
11 14 (7.57%) Samba
12 13 (7.03%) NFS
13 11 (5.95%) oVirt
14 8 (4.32%) vSphere
15 6 (3.24%) Ceph
16 5 (2.70%) LXC
16 5 (2.70%) Varnish
17 4 (2.16%) Corosync
17 4 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
17 4 (2.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 105 (56.76%) Ansible
2 92 (49.73%) Puppet
3 89 (48.11%) Opscode Chef
4 39 (21.08%) Kubernetes
5 29 (15.68%) Nagios
5 29 (15.68%) Terraform
6 14 (7.57%) ZABBIX
7 10 (5.41%) HAProxy
8 9 (4.86%) Grafana
8 9 (4.86%) Munin
9 8 (4.32%) Consul
9 8 (4.32%) Kibana
10 7 (3.78%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (3.24%) Cacti
11 6 (3.24%) logstash
11 6 (3.24%) rkt
12 5 (2.70%) Bacula
12 5 (2.70%) Bareos
12 5 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (2.70%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 122 (65.95%) VMware
2 30 (16.22%) Microsoft
3 23 (12.43%) Red Hat
4 21 (11.35%) Cisco
5 16 (8.65%) IBM
6 13 (7.03%) Google
6 13 (7.03%) PagerDuty
7 11 (5.95%) Splunk
8 10 (5.41%) Oracle
9 9 (4.86%) SaltStack
10 8 (4.32%) EMC
10 8 (4.32%) Juniper
11 7 (3.78%) NetApp
12 5 (2.70%) Dell
12 5 (2.70%) NETGEAR
12 5 (2.70%) Sophos
12 5 (2.70%) Vyatta
13 4 (2.16%) HP
13 4 (2.16%) Percona
13 4 (2.16%) SolarWinds