Period
to 29 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Virtual Machines skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Machines over the 6 months to 29 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Machine (VM)
UK > England
6 months to
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 504 508 524
Rank change year-on-year +4 +16 +108
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Machines 536 748 860
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.49% 0.54% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 2.85% 3.33% 3.82%
Number of salaries quoted 438 640 768
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%

Virtual Machines 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 18,795 22,472 22,498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.17% 16.22% 13.65%
Number of salaries quoted 15,382 18,293 18,515
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38% +10.59%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in England

Virtual Machines
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Virtual Machines in England.

Salary trend for Virtual Machines in England

Virtual Machines
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Machines in England over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Salary histogram for Virtual Machines in England

Virtual Machines
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Machines within the England region over the 6 months to 29 March 2020. 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 +37 185 £70,000 +7.69% 33
South East +23 135 £51,750 -1.43% 23
Midlands +52 88 £50,000 - 9
North of England +38 83 £50,000 -4.76% 19
East Midlands +43 43 £47,500 +11.76% 5
Yorkshire +60 42 £55,000 +54.93% 6
West Midlands +28 42 £55,000 -2.22% 4
North West +4 39 £42,500 -29.17% 12
South West +13 24 £40,150 -19.70% 5
East of England +2 18 £51,000 +7.37% 3
North East +6 2 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Virtual Machines
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, IT jobs citing Virtual Machines 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 Virtual Machines.

1 273 (50.93%) Windows
2 207 (38.62%) Linux
2 207 (38.62%) Azure
3 204 (38.06%) Microsoft
4 201 (37.50%) VMware
5 186 (34.70%) Active Directory
5 186 (34.70%) VMware Infrastructure
6 155 (28.92%) Windows Server
7 144 (26.87%) Hyper-V
8 137 (25.56%) AWS
9 127 (23.69%) Data Centre
10 125 (23.32%) Firewall
11 123 (22.95%) DevOps
12 99 (18.47%) SQL
13 98 (18.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 97 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
15 93 (17.35%) DNS
16 86 (16.04%) PowerShell
17 85 (15.86%) Docker
18 84 (15.67%) Java
18 84 (15.67%) Python
19 78 (14.55%) Ansible
20 70 (13.06%) SAN
21 68 (12.69%) VMware ESXi
22 67 (12.50%) SQL Server
22 67 (12.50%) SCCM
22 67 (12.50%) Windows Server 2016
23 66 (12.31%) Office 365
23 66 (12.31%) Kubernetes
24 64 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012

Virtual Machines
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 43 (8.02%) SharePoint
2 28 (5.22%) MS Exchange
3 26 (4.85%) Apache
3 26 (4.85%) Tomcat
4 19 (3.54%) IIS
4 19 (3.54%) Skype for Business
5 14 (2.61%) Confluence
6 13 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (2.05%) nginx
8 9 (1.68%) Anypoint
8 9 (1.68%) WildFly
9 7 (1.31%) Cloud Foundry
10 6 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.93%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.56%) JBoss
12 3 (0.56%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (2.80%) MS Visio
3 14 (2.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (1.49%) Gliffy
Business Applications
1 8 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.75%) assyst
2 4 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.37%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 207 (38.62%) Azure
2 137 (25.56%) AWS
3 66 (12.31%) Office 365
4 54 (10.07%) IaaS
5 51 (9.51%) PaaS
6 46 (8.58%) Azure Active Directory
7 36 (6.72%) GCP
8 34 (6.34%) Power Platform
9 26 (4.85%) Cloud Computing
9 26 (4.85%) SaaS
10 22 (4.10%) AWS CloudFormation
11 21 (3.92%) Amazon EC2
12 20 (3.73%) Serverless
13 17 (3.17%) Azure Data Factory
14 16 (2.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 11 (2.05%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 11 (2.05%) Azure Functions
16 8 (1.49%) Amazon ECS
16 8 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
16 8 (1.49%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 125 (23.32%) Firewall
2 93 (17.35%) DNS
3 70 (13.06%) SAN
4 57 (10.63%) WAN
5 52 (9.70%) DHCP
6 50 (9.33%) LAN
7 40 (7.46%) TCP/IP
7 40 (7.46%) Wireless
8 33 (6.16%) NAS
9 25 (4.66%) Internet
9 25 (4.66%) VPN
10 22 (4.10%) VoIP
11 18 (3.36%) iSCSI
12 15 (2.80%) VLAN
13 14 (2.61%) Fibre Channel
13 14 (2.61%) IP Telephony
14 13 (2.43%) SMTP
15 12 (2.24%) Remote Desktop
16 10 (1.87%) Intranet
16 10 (1.87%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 51 (9.51%) Azure SQL Database
3 30 (5.60%) Power BI
4 21 (3.92%) MySQL
5 19 (3.54%) Data Lake
6 12 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (2.05%) Amazon RDS
7 11 (2.05%) MariaDB
7 11 (2.05%) NoSQL
8 8 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 8 (1.49%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 8 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
9 7 (1.31%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.12%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.93%) Big Data
11 5 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 51 (9.51%) Git (software)
2 49 (9.14%) Jenkins
3 24 (4.48%) Eclipse
4 22 (4.10%) NetBeans
5 18 (3.36%) JIRA
6 14 (2.61%) git-flow
6 14 (2.61%) RSpec
6 14 (2.61%) TeamCity
7 12 (2.24%) gulp
8 10 (1.87%) GitLab
8 10 (1.87%) Grunt
8 10 (1.87%) Jasmine
9 7 (1.31%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (1.31%) Vagrant
10 6 (1.12%) Mocha
10 6 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.93%) Selenium
11 5 (0.93%) Subversion
General
1 61 (11.38%) Finance
2 46 (8.58%) Retail
3 28 (5.22%) Telecoms
4 18 (3.36%) Games
5 15 (2.80%) Banking
6 10 (1.87%) Marketing
6 10 (1.87%) Public Sector
7 8 (1.49%) Automotive
7 8 (1.49%) Military
8 7 (1.31%) Law
8 7 (1.31%) Publishing
9 6 (1.12%) Advertising
9 6 (1.12%) Aerospace
9 6 (1.12%) Local Government
9 6 (1.12%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.93%) Billing
11 3 (0.56%) Legal
12 2 (0.37%) Electronics
12 2 (0.37%) German Language
12 2 (0.37%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 85 (15.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 81 (15.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 52 (9.70%) Architect
4 51 (9.51%) Support Engineer
5 44 (8.21%) Developer
6 42 (7.84%) Administrator
7 41 (7.65%) Analyst
7 41 (7.65%) Systems Administrator
8 35 (6.53%) Azure Engineer
9 34 (6.34%) Cloud Engineer
10 29 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
11 25 (4.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 24 (4.48%) Senior Developer
13 23 (4.29%) Backend Developer
13 23 (4.29%) Java Developer
13 23 (4.29%) Senior Backend Developer
14 22 (4.10%) IT Engineer
14 22 (4.10%) Java Engineer
14 22 (4.10%) Senior Java Developer
14 22 (4.10%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (8.58%) Web Services
2 24 (4.48%) .NET
2 24 (4.48%) JSP
3 22 (4.10%) AWT
3 22 (4.10%) Elastic Stack
3 22 (4.10%) Java ME
3 22 (4.10%) Java SE
4 19 (3.54%) HTML
5 18 (3.36%) RESTful
6 17 (3.17%) Node.js
7 16 (2.99%) LDAP
8 15 (2.80%) CSS
9 14 (2.61%) Ajax
9 14 (2.61%) jQuery
10 13 (2.43%) REST
11 12 (2.24%) SOAP
12 11 (2.05%) LAMP
13 10 (1.87%) Angular 2
13 10 (1.87%) AngularJS
14 9 (1.68%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 127 (23.69%) Data Centre
2 60 (11.19%) Clustering
2 60 (11.19%) Management Information System
3 46 (8.58%) Public Cloud
4 31 (5.78%) Self-Motivation
5 24 (4.48%) Private Cloud
6 21 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (3.92%) User Experience
7 20 (3.73%) Hybrid Cloud
8 19 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (3.36%) Fat Client
9 18 (3.36%) Thin Client
10 14 (2.61%) CCTV
11 7 (1.31%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.12%) Social Network
13 5 (0.93%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.93%) Driving Licence
13 5 (0.93%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.93%) RIA
13 5 (0.93%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 273 (50.93%) Windows
2 207 (38.62%) Linux
3 155 (28.92%) Windows Server
4 67 (12.50%) Windows Server 2016
5 64 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (9.70%) Windows 10
7 40 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (6.90%) Windows 7
9 20 (3.73%) CentOS
9 20 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (3.17%) Unix
11 15 (2.80%) Ubuntu
12 14 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (2.61%) Solaris
13 13 (2.43%) Debian
13 13 (2.43%) Windows 8
14 12 (2.24%) Windows Server 2019
15 10 (1.87%) SUSE
16 5 (0.93%) AIX
16 5 (0.93%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (22.95%) DevOps
2 98 (18.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 97 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (10.82%) Migration
5 56 (10.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 49 (9.14%) Change Management
7 45 (8.40%) ITIL
8 43 (8.02%) Problem-Solving
9 40 (7.46%) Incident Management
10 36 (6.72%) Analytics
11 33 (6.16%) Cybersecurity
12 32 (5.97%) High Availability
12 32 (5.97%) Project Management
13 31 (5.78%) Configuration Management
13 31 (5.78%) Infrastructure as Code
13 31 (5.78%) Load Balancing
14 29 (5.41%) Release Management
14 29 (5.41%) Service Management
15 27 (5.04%) Continuous Integration
15 27 (5.04%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 99 (18.47%) SQL
2 86 (16.04%) PowerShell
3 84 (15.67%) Java
3 84 (15.67%) Python
4 40 (7.46%) JavaScript
5 35 (6.53%) Bash Shell
6 33 (6.16%) Perl
7 31 (5.78%) Ruby
8 25 (4.66%) C++
9 19 (3.54%) C#
10 15 (2.80%) Go
10 15 (2.80%) Shell Script
11 13 (2.43%) C
12 11 (2.05%) Groovy
13 10 (1.87%) PHP
14 9 (1.68%) T-SQL
15 8 (1.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 6 (1.12%) VB
16 6 (1.12%) VBScript
17 3 (0.56%) REXX
Qualifications
1 41 (7.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (7.09%) Security Cleared
3 37 (6.90%) Degree
4 30 (5.60%) MCSE
5 27 (5.04%) SC Cleared
6 25 (4.66%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (4.48%) MCSA
8 20 (3.73%) DV Cleared
9 19 (3.54%) CCNA
10 14 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (1.87%) RHCE
12 9 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.49%) LFCE
13 8 (1.49%) LFCS
13 8 (1.49%) Linux+ Certification
13 8 (1.49%) RHCSA
13 8 (1.49%) VCAP
14 5 (0.93%) CCNP
14 5 (0.93%) DBS Check
14 5 (0.93%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.78%) SLA
2 16 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.43%) Cyber Essentials
4 10 (1.87%) PCI DSS
5 9 (1.68%) COBIT
6 5 (0.93%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.93%) QA
7 4 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 4 (0.75%) GDPR
8 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.19%) NCSC
System Software
1 186 (34.70%) Active Directory
1 186 (34.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 144 (26.87%) Hyper-V
3 85 (15.86%) Docker
4 68 (12.69%) VMware ESXi
5 32 (5.97%) XenApp
6 26 (4.85%) vSphere
7 21 (3.92%) Firmware
7 21 (3.92%) Virtual Servers
8 15 (2.80%) NFS
9 10 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (1.87%) Xen
10 9 (1.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 9 (1.68%) Samba
10 9 (1.68%) Virtual Desktop
10 9 (1.68%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (1.12%) VMware Server
12 5 (0.93%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.93%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.75%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 78 (14.55%) Ansible
2 67 (12.50%) SCCM
3 66 (12.31%) Kubernetes
4 59 (11.01%) Puppet
5 51 (9.51%) Opscode Chef
6 37 (6.90%) Terraform
7 32 (5.97%) SCVMM
8 22 (4.10%) Packer
9 20 (3.73%) vCenter Server
10 19 (3.54%) WSUS
11 18 (3.36%) Icinga
12 15 (2.80%) Microsoft Intune
12 15 (2.80%) SCOrch
13 14 (2.61%) Consul
13 14 (2.61%) Prometheus
13 14 (2.61%) Salt
14 13 (2.43%) Microsoft Clustering
15 11 (2.05%) HAProxy
16 10 (1.87%) ZABBIX
17 9 (1.68%) Cacti
Vendors
1 204 (38.06%) Microsoft
2 201 (37.50%) VMware
3 62 (11.57%) Citrix
4 54 (10.07%) Cisco
5 42 (7.84%) Oracle
6 32 (5.97%) Red Hat
7 30 (5.60%) Google
7 30 (5.60%) Veeam
8 23 (4.29%) HP
9 13 (2.43%) Brocade
10 12 (2.24%) Palo Alto
11 11 (2.05%) McAfee
11 11 (2.05%) Sun
12 10 (1.87%) Arista
12 10 (1.87%) Qualys
12 10 (1.87%) Symantec
13 9 (1.68%) 3PAR
13 9 (1.68%) Databricks
13 9 (1.68%) Emulex
13 9 (1.68%) Splunk